Obituaries / Life Stories

Nancy Byhette

September 20, 1958 ~ August 4, 2022

Survived by:

Her children: Crystal and Jason Byhette

Her grandchildren: Kayla (Jeovanny), Jade, Tamia, Cleavon (Lil C), Darius, Zionna, Jayce, Jada, Myles

Her great-grandchildren: Shawntay, Jeovanny, Sophia, Sebastian, Emerson

Her siblings: Therese (Alfred) Billette, Marie (Ken) Johnston, Annie (Gilbert) Lacasse, Rose G Billette, Elwood Billette

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

 

Predeceased by:

Her parents: Alex and Mary Rose Billette

Her siblings: Antoinette Rawlings, Delia Billette, Ernest Billette, Rita Ecker-Billette, Nora Billette, Marie Billette, Maryanne Benjamin, Margaret Billette

 

 

Lawrence Qualman

February 10, 1930 – July 21, 2022

Lawrence Carl Otto Qualman of Dundurn and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan died peacefully at the age of 92 in St. Paul’s Hospital the morning of Thursday, July 21st, 2022.  As he was throughout his life, in his final two weeks, spent in hospital, he was surrounded by his family.
Lawrence is survived by his wife, Gayle (Berry); his daughter Lori Neuberger and her husband Andy and their two children Alexandra and Evan; and his son Darrin.  Lawrence is also survived by his brother Ken, his sisters Verlie and Viola, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, Christine and Roland Qualman of Dundurn and his sister Gerry of Saskatoon.
​​​​​​​Lawrence was a successful farmer and loving and generous husband, father, and grandfather.  He was deeply engaged in life, colourful, interesting, and interested.  As one person who knew him said upon his passing: “He was one of those one-of-a-kind Prairie folks who give colour to the world.”

Lawrence was born on February 10, 1930 and grew up on a farm 7 miles northeast of Dundurn.  He attended Pleasant Point School and Nutana Collegiate.  He met his wife Gayle in 1958 and they purchased their farm in 1959.  Gayle and Lawrence expanded the farm and were innovators in agriculture.
Lawrence enjoyed cars and over the years owned an Oldsmobile convertible, a Mustang, and several Lincolns.  Lawrence and Gayle took dance lessons for many years and were successful in competitions.  After he retired, he enjoyed playing pool and became very skilled.  Gayle and Lawrence enjoyed their motorhome and took many trips across North America to visit Lori and Andy and their grandchildren or to go on adventures with friends.  Their travels took them as far afield as Alaska, Mexico, and Newfoundland.
Lawrence was an autodidact—a self-taught intellectual.  He loved books and passed that love onto his son, Darrin.  Lawrence read constantly, loved Harper’s Magazine and various news channels, and could always be counted on to provide an opinion of anything that was happening in the world.  He enjoyed a spirited discussion—a debate.
In his later years, Lawrence became a bit of an amateur food critic and could be counted upon to provide corrective feedback at his favourite restaurant, Gibson’s Fish ‘n’ Chips.  Lawrence could also be counted on as a partner and advisor in sometimes-4-AM cabbage-roll-making sessions with Gayle.
Gayle and Lawrence were helped greatly in their later years by neighbours Dave and Diane Larkins.  Dave could be counted on to clear the snow from Lawrence and Gayle’s driveway and then join them for a visit and good discussion.
Lawrence’s family members are taking some time to remember and appreciate his life and will be hosting a private celebration in August.  Gayle, Lori, and Darrin extend their profound gratitude to all the wonderful people who were part of Lawrence’s life.

Marilyn Elizabeth White

Marilyn Elizabeth White has been given the opportunity to embark on her final traveling adventure.
Marilyn lived her life to the fullest. She was strong-willed and knew how to get her way. She never wanted to burden anyone with her own problems but was always available to help her friends in any way she could. Marilyn’s pastimes evolved around the next time she could travel the world. She worked to travel and she loved helping others dreams of exploring come true. In fact, she won an award to being the longest working travel agent in the business at over 40 years!
Marilyn passed away peacefully in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, July 25th after her battle with cancer. She is survived by her mother, Helen Foster; son, Austin White; siblings, Greg White, Marlene White, Brenda Peters, Moyra White and Wade Foster; and countless nieces and nephews.
A short graveside service will be held on Friday, July 29th at 1:00pm at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1502 2nd Avenue N. Please meet at the main gates at 12:45 to proceed to the site.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to local cancer research.

Fond memories and light-hearted stories can be shared on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/marilynwhitememorial/

Alex John Strelioff 

January 18, 1935 – July 22, 2022
Alex was born and lived on the farm that his parents purchased in 1926 near Marcelin, Saskatchewan. He took over the farm and along with Clara enjoyed raising their 4 children there. His love and skill in agriculture provided him opportunities to work in Ukraine, Russia and USA.  Retiring on the farm, he continued to use his creative handyman skills.Remembered by his sister, Margaret Beck, daughter Jane Strelioff (grandson Ben Fiala), son Jeff Strelioff, daughter Angela Massiah (Malcolm, granddaughters Lydia and Veronica) and special nieces Sybil Strelioff-Lem (Michael) and Sandra Strelioff.
Predeceased by sons Alexander “Bo” Strelioff, Michael Strelioff, brother Tim (Anne) Strelioff, parents John and Hazel Strelioff.
​​​​​​​Celebration of Life and lunch to be held at the Blaine Lake Doukhobor Society at 11:00 am on July 30th 2022, Blaine Lake Saskatchewan.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Rocky Mountain Adaptive, Canmore AB or Blaine Lake Doukhobor Society Prayer Home.

William (Billy) Haslock

March 11, 1937 – July 8, 2022

Billy was born in Redcar, Cleveland, England. He had 2 brothers and a sister. In his younger years, he was a Choirboy at Saint Peter’s Church in Redcar. It was due to this service that he said that “Him and God are Buddies”. His careers were with the Royal Air Force with a notable mention that he was witness to Christmas Island and its atomic testing that the troops and the island were subjected to. After he was finished serving his country, he started working with ICI and then British Steel in Redcar where he called home He went back to ICI after and formally retire from there in about 1988. He also had a side job as a Painter in the beginning and was regularly hired to paint the local school during break. Billy married Bette and had 2 boys, Martin and Michael. Bette unfortunately passed away too early at the age of 47. Billy’s son, Michael, Wife Joanne and their 3 daughters, Emily, Hayley and Laura moved to Calgary, Canada and Martin in still located in Redcar, UK.

Billy met his partner of 31 years, June on a blind date, by all accounts, they hit it off and started dating. As time progressed, they fell in love and that love would only grow. They were never married but you wouldn’t know it from the way they treated each other, always looking out for each other and their feelings.  Billy added to his family with June’s children-Nick & Tricia Gunthrie and children, Austin, Brianna, Taylor, Riley and Sophie.  Kathryn and her Husband, Michael and their 2 children Brendan and Elora.
Billy quite enjoyed dancing and live music. This usually occurred at the “Working Man’s Club” in Redcar. This is a club that Billy was a significant part of for 18 years as a treasurer. He took great pride in this position and the responsibilities that came with it. As Billy was very good with numbers, this job was perfect for him. He also enjoyed the “Pensioner’s Trips” in the summer times with the “Workies Club”. This is when a group of them would travel on the buses and pass out money to other pensioners in the area. It was their way of giving back to the community. He would typically end his duties with a pint of “John Smith’s” Ale.
Billy was very attentive to details and had an amazing memory. He would be seen taking notes in a journal regularly, to jog his memory in the future but not in necessity. He would like to read through old journals randomly and chat about the happenings of that day from memory.
During the day at home, in his later years, Billy enjoyed watching his “shows”. These included but were not limited to: Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Midsummer Murders, and Downton Abbey. Sometimes his show would stretch out to the late evening, but he watched with such intent, he wouldn’t doze off just in case he missed something. He would always cheer on Manchester United in the Football games and liked to talk Football with Kathryn’s husband, Michael.
Travel was not uncommon for Billy and June. They would venture up to Scotland to see friends, surrounding towns and cities, shopping and on many occasions, overseas to Spain. His favorite locations were Benedorm, Portugal, Tenerife, and of course, Canada. While in Canada, Billy greatly enjoyed going on drives. He was a great traveler, sitting for hours and looking out the window. He was always amazed at everything, the size of the vehicles, which he referred to as “Motors”, the vastness and open spaces, and the people. He was always on the lookout for Toyota cars, in particular the “Yaris” as he had one until a few years ago at home. He would get so excited about seeing a Yaris over here, he would enthusiastically yell, “June, June, Look! A Yaris… Just like mine at home! “Oh aye, look at it!”.  He had this same enthusiasm for trains, transport trucks and almost everything in between.The one thing that he could not get enough of was his love for the trains. Something that we take for granted or as an inconvenience while sitting at an occupied crossing was his happy spot. He would try to count the train cars at first, usually realizing quickly that we have much longer trains than he is used to at home. He would settle in awe of the size and complexity of such large units.
Sitting in the sun and people watching was also a favorite past time of his. He was known for finding a comfy seat in the local Costco and saying “Hi, Hi, its Billy here, Grandad Billy here, Hi, Hi” to anyone and everyone. He was our Billy, loving life, and everything in it. June would take him for walks down the street at home, he would sit on the short wall at the end of the road and watch the people go past. He would get the occasional honk from people that recognized him and that made his day.
It is with great sadness that we lost Billy; 85 years old is nothing to complain about. However, with him gone, all our lives are missing someone great. A companion, a wise man, a storyteller, a wealth of knowledge, a history buff and a solid memory just to name a few losses. His passing leaves an enormous hole I our lives, we miss you terribly and talk of you daily. We laugh and cry over our memories of you in our lives. Your involvement in all our lives made such an impact, you will never be forgotten by any of us.
You are at rest now, no more aches and pains, just rest. Until we meet again.
We love you Billy, always have and always will. Thank you for being there for all of us,

Anna Brad

Anna Grace Brad

Anna was born on July 7, 1958, in Swift Current, SK.  After a long and courageous battle, she passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family on July 12, 2022, at the age of 64. She was greeted in heaven by her husband of 41 years, Roger, her parents, Allan and Rosealine Williams and father-in-law Ernest Brad. Anna is survived by her children: Carrie (Ryan) Lalonde; Jared (Erin); Jillian (Brandon); Jeslin (Jena-Le): Grandchildren: Kaleb, Alexis, Kale, Lucian, Domenic, and Davina; Brett; Gunnar and Vanessa. Special thanks to Hafford Home Care and Kimberly Kenke, NP. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hafford Home Care.

Hazel Margaret Newton (nee Linden)

March 6, 1930 – July 7, 2022

Hazel was born in Atwater, SK to Nelly and Gustav Linden. After Grade 12 she worked with disabled children in Saskatoon. She married the love of her life, Howard on October 21, 1953, and they raised six children in Biggar, SK. Hazel was a skilled homemaker, crafter, baker, gardener and lifelong animal lover. She volunteered with many cooperative community projects in support of health and education and spent numerous hours advocating for the causes she believed in. These included leadership roles within Girl Guides, United Church and Community Clinic.  “Retirement” included operating a day home, building a home with Howard at Turtle Lake, and eventually returning to their roots in Biggar. She created welcoming, loving, playful homes wherever she landed. Family remained her pride and joy. She is survived by her life partner Howard, her children: Judy (Leon), Janice, Murray (Margie), Cheryl (Roger), Donna (Murray) and Linda (Kelly) along with 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. We know she has been welcomed with open arms and puppy dog kisses by many loved ones who were awaiting her in Heaven.  A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to an animal rescue: We All Need a Rescue (WANAR) K9 Rescue or any Saskatchewan SPCA.

 

Chalaine Penner

We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Chalaine Penner.  She passed away in Saskatoon, Sk on July 8th 2022.
Interment will be on Monday, July 18, 2022 at Woodlawn Cemetery- (1502 2nd Avenue N- Saskatoon, SK) – We will meet at the gates at 12:30pm.
Chalaine had an amazing personality and she brought strong energy wherever she went.
While her light no longer shines with us, may your memories of her continue to light your way.
An account will be set up for Chalaine’s children, in lieu of flowers please feel free to donate at leahp@sasktel.net.

Cathy Ethier

Cathy Helen Ethier, age 57, wife and mother of three, passed away Saturday evening of July 9th, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Cathy was a strong, independent, and stubborn woman with a big heart. She often took in family members, friends of her children, or her husband’s workers, and gave them a place to stay. Her son had dubbed the basement as “Hotel Cath”. From a young age, Cathy was a talented baker and put so much of her love into all her baking. She always said, “That’s the love”, when putting an extra sprinkle of sugar or a dash of vanilla into something she was making. So, it was no surprise when she took a job as a baker at the Martensville Super Valu, then at the Martensville CO-OP. In 2018, Cathy was given something that she would love more than baking: her first grandchild was born, followed by another in 2021. “Grandma” was a title that was very important to Cathy, and it fit her like a glove, as she spoiled and played with her granddaughters as much as she could. Cathy will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

As angels carry you toward the light, we are comforted knowing that the ones you once missed will be welcoming you home with open arms, and you will be watching and guiding us on our paths back to you.

A celebration of Cathy’s life will be held at a later date.

Brian De Back

Brian De Back of Langham passed away peacefully and with courage with his family at his side on July 8, 2022. Born Nov. 1, 1947, in Chatham, On. Brian moved to Sk. as a young boy with his family. As an adult, he wore many hats working as a delivery driver, automotive repair, fibre optics tester, and in manufacturing. He referred to himself as a “Jack of all trades” because he knew how to do almost anything: plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and building. In retirement, Brian embarked on a new adventure. He was a “city boy” but found himself working on a farm for his close friends Doug Dear and Evelyn Paulson.  He absolutely loved it. He also enjoyed watching the rough riders and NHL as well as relaxing near the radio. He volunteered with the local fire department and played ‘old timers’ hockey. Brian was predeceased by his parents Jack and Emma De Back. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Lorraine, son Jason, daughter Cindy Walton, granddaughters Willow & Autumn Walton. Brian is also survived by his brother David De Back, sister and brother-in-law Colleen and Larry Olm, sisters in law and brothers in law Marlene and Cliff MacAngus and Cheryl and Gary Boyer. As per his wishes there will not be a funeral service.

Dennis Keith Fossenier

Dennis Keith Fossenier, 76, of Saskatoon, Sask. passed away peacefully on Friday, July 1, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

Dennis was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Wally; sisters, Constance and Michelle; father in law and mother in law, Art and Kay Gustafson.

Dennis grew up in Radville Sask.   He enjoyed many careers from Brakeman on the train, cement truck driver, to his passion in computers at Federated Co-op for 34 years.  He enjoyed travel, hiking, slow pitch, tennis, pickleball, and hockey.  His family was his pride and joy, and they shared many adventures together; hockey, skiing, camping, Disney, Hawaii, and much more.

Dennis will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52+ years, Gail of Saskatoon; sons Christopher (Renee) of Saskatoon and Scott (Erin) of Regina; grandchildren, Logan, Shea, Connal, and Dax; brothers, Mark (Marcia), Guy, Luke, Geoff (Meaghan), Curtis (Amber); Step mother Linda; sister in law Carla Lillejord of Weyburn, brother in law Ray Gustafson (Shirley) of Weyburn, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Cherished Memories Funeral Home.  The funeral will be held at Holy Family Cathedral in Saskatoon – 123 Nelson Road on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 10:30 am.  Burial will be at Ceylon Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Gail Fossenier at 117-615 Stensrud Rd, Saskatoon, Sk S7W 0A1 to be disbursed among Dennis’s favourite charities

“Remote Option : There will be a live (and recorded) Zoom meeting for the memorial. If you wish to attend or watch the recording, reach out to Chris Fossenier at chris@fossenier.com or text to 306.220.0870.”

 

Arlen “Arlie” Mason

Arlen (Arlie) Edward Mason entered eternal life on Monday, June 27, 2022, at 6:16 pm at the tender age of 65 years after a valiant battle with cancer.

Arlie is survived by Del, his loving wife; Gilles (Christie), Colby, and Kaitlyn; brother Lyle (Michelle) and family, and mother-in-law Anne Matalski.  He has been reunited with parents, Harold and Eva (Abel) Mason, sister Karen Lepp, nephew Blane Lepp, sister-in-law Patricia Mason, nephew Chris Mason and father-in-law Sylvester Matalski.

Friends may join in a celebration of Arlie’s life on July 7, 2022, at 2:00 at Cherished Memories Chapel, 591 Centennial Drive N. Martensville. And for the many friends that are too far away to attend, following is the link to the live stream. http://url8454.funeraweb.com/ls/click

 

Carole Klassen

March 1940 – June 2022
After a long battle, Carole has moved on to her next adventure.
Carole was the oldest of eleven children and became a mother’s helper at a very early age.
She leaves behind her husband Lester of 57 years of marriage, Children: Debbie Greentree, Kim Klassen (Ruth), Jeffery Klassen.
Grandchildren: Adam & Marcia , Kristi & Heather , Alicia & Shawn, Dylan, Jessie & (Brianna), Anakin
​​​​​​​and nine Great-grandchildren, along with numerous siblings, nieces and nephews, and in-laws.
She was predeceased by her parents Melvin and Donna-May,  brothers Kenny, Bill, Ronald, Wade and son-in law Lynn Greentree.
In early years Carole was a true Suzy homemaker accomplishing numerous home projects from sewing upholstery, designing construction projects, fancy dinners in early times, elaborate  decorations for different seasons .
Later in life Carole and Lester found their Happy place at Sandy Point Park Campground, where Carole was the camp host, meeting numerous folks.  They walked and discovered many fossils, reptiles and over 130 birds.  Some of the discoveries were collected by scientists at the Drumheller museum. The bird information recorded in the Alberta bird book.
Carole was a collector of many items and subjects and knowledgeable in all topics. If you needed an answer, she was the walking goggle of her time.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice. A small celebration of Carole’s life will be held at a later date.  Carole is being interred at The Columbarium at St John’s Cathedral.

Ty Ron Utley

May 31, 1997 – June 11, 2022

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Ty Ron Utley.  Ty was born May 31, 1997, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to Marc and Mandy Utley.  From a very early age, Ty brought all those around him joy and happiness with his infectious smile and gentle mannerisms.  Ty graduated from Lethbridge Collegiate Institute and soon after began working for Neu-Lite Electric, where he found a passion for the electrical field.  He was very passionate about his career and was awaiting entry into his final year of schooling.  Ty was very diligent in all that he undertook and was often the first to arrive and the last to leave.  Ty was always willing to lend a hand to all.  He loved animals and had a very special bond with his family’s pets.  He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, spending time on the water, fishing with his dad, snowboarding and many other outdoor activities.  Ty will be forever dearly missed by his parents Marc and Mandy Utley, his brothers Cole and TJ, his grandparents Ron and Marion Utley (Charmaine) and Ron and Victoria Sarabin, his aunts, uncles and cousins Cindy (Gary) Soles Amber and Brandi (Paisley), John (Erin) Sarabin Emma, John, Jacob and Elizabeth, Kelly (Steve) Franklin Rhett and Sean, and Jamie Blue Evan as well as many other extended family members. 

There will be the opportunity for family and friends to say their goodbyes to Ty on Thursday, June 16, 2022 @ 3pm at Cherished Memories Funeral Services, 591 Centennial Dr N, Martensville, SK.

A Celebration of Ty’s Life will be held Saturday, June 18th, 2022 at 2pm on  the Sarabin Family Farm ( North of Prince Albert on Hwy 2 8km, then turn left (west) onto township road for 4.8km to 4 way stop-turn right(north) .7km and turn left into yard).

 

 

Joseph (Joe) Carruthers

Joseph (Joe) William Carruthers, born July 28th, 1968, passed suddenly on June 7th, 2022, at home in Saskatoon, SK.  Joe is survived by his spouse, Cynthia Kirk, sister Nancy Carruthers (Bryan Deschamps, Ethan Deschamps and Sophie Deschamps) and stepchildren, Sean Kirk (Jessica Kirk, Cole Kirk) Adam Kirk (Alicia McKenny, Cerulean McKenny Kirk, Zephyr McKenny Kirk) Andrea Kirk and Emily Kirk-Sauer (Devin Sauer, Eleanor Sauer). Joe was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Earl Carruthers, of Langham SK.

A memorial service will be held June 11th, 2022, at 3pm in Cherished Memories Funeral Chapel, 591 Centennial Dr N, Martensville, SK.  For anyone unable to attend the service, a livestream can be viewed at  https://funeraweb.tv/en/diffusions/55227

 

Wenzel Platz

May 27, 1937 – June 04, 2022

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Wenzel Platz, on June 4th, 2022, at the age of 85 years.

Wenzel was predeceased by his wife Maria, son Peter and youngest daughter Sylvia. He is survived by his oldest daughter Monica, grandsons Shane & Sheldon Gulbranson, great-grandson Owen Gulbranson, great-grandaughter Georgi Gulbranson and by his half-sister in Germany.

At the age of 20, Wenzel came to Canada from Germany. He recalled the long trip by train from the shipyard in Nova Scotia, through the never-ending flat barren prairies, to little Saskatoon, and believed he might have made a mistake coming here. Wenzell and Maria became members of the German Concordia Club back in the 1960’s when it first opened in Saskatoon.

Wenzel had taken his training as a machinist in Germany, at the Mercedes Benz factory, and he worked for Sask Power until his retirement at the age of 55. He would fondly reminisce about his Sask Power co-workers and their many memories.

Wenzel was an extremely meticulous, hard-working individual and was still working on many garden projects right to the end. Even while he was living with severe chronic health conditions for decades.

He is deeply missed by his surviving family and the members of the German Club who have known him for decades.

A Celebration of Wenzel’s life will take place on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Cherished Memories Funeral Home Chapel, 591 Centennial Drive North, Martensville, SK.

Chanhom Sripaseuth

Chanhom was born to her father, Chankham and mother, Thip. She was born in Sikhaithong, country of Laos on July 8th, 1932.  She survived her siblings in order of births; Chansod (sister) Khamhod (brother), Chanhom, Bounthanorm (brother) Bountom (brother).  She lost both of her parents by the time she was 14 years old and was raised by various relatives.  In 1977 she and her family flee her homeland to neighboring country, Thailand. The family spent the next 3 years in Nongkhai, Thailand in a refugee camp.  It is there where she and her family came to know and accepted the Lord, Jesus Christ.  Her faith and spirit deepened through the years, and she trusted in The Lord.  In 1980, by God’s Grace, she and her family came to Canada through sponsorship of the Rosetown Alliance Church.  She spent the last 11 year living with her oldest living daughter Boualay in Saskatoon.  She had 7 children. In Canada, she is survived by four daughters, in birth orders, Boualay Sripaseuth, Khamvilay Rossow, Vi Noonan, and Channy Jung. Grand children: Khaikham (Katie), Somchai (Kevin), (Shelby) Alexandra, (Peter) Chandler, Christopher, and Caitlin. Great grandchildren: Khaila Bebe, and Tatum Charisma. In Laos country Grandchildren:  Bangon, Parn, Kigong, Theung. Great grandchildren: Ice, Smart, Nang Fa, Beckham, and Phonethip.

Randy Lee

With broken hearts the family of Randy Lee announces his passing at the age of 62. Randy died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. His memory will be lovingly cherished by his wife and best friend, Tammy Lee and his children; Samantha (Trevor), Amanda (Tim), Chantelle (Marc), Aaron (Adella), Daniel (Shawna) and Matthew (Shantelle). Randy also leaves behind 11 grandchildren; Madeline, Anika, Mya, Gage, Kaeden, Kolter, Theodore, Jack, William, Charlie and Wesley as well as numerous nieces and nephews whom he adored. Also left to mourn his loss are his sister Cindy (Bill) and brother Brian.

Randy was a hardworking, generous, and kind man who cared deeply for those he loved. He was also a deep thinker and wicked smart with a clever sense of humor. His sharp wit, brutal honesty and massive heart will be sorely missed by so many people whose lives he impacted.

Randy was predeceased by his parents Mervin and Shirley Lee, his brothers Timothy and Jeff, and sisters Judy and Debbie. Randy will be deeply missed by his work family at Lydale Construction where he was the assistant manager of the Emergency Dept for 25 years.

A celebration of Randy’s life will be held on Wednesday June 8th at the Northridge Centre in Martensville at 1:00pm. All are welcome to attend.

 

Durant, James Harold

James Durant, 84 years, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2022, at Glengarda Hospice in Saskatoon surrounded by family.

He is survived by his wife Joan (Moren) of 62 years, sons Randy (Sandra) and Bradley (Marjory), Sister Betty (Dennis) Romaniuk, sisters-in-law Donna and Betty Durant, and Donna Miller, Grandchildren Crystal, Tyler, Angela and Emma Durant, Great Grandchildren Addison and Logan Chahley, and Wyatt Durant.

James was preceded in death by his parents Evelyn and Earl Durant, and brothers Earl Jr. and Doug Durant.

Jim’s career in Case, parts, and service began in 1960 when he was employed at Campbell’s Service Station in Quill Lake. From there the family moved to Cudworth in 1967, where he was employed at Saxinger Motors. Further job opportunities took them to Nipawin, Tisdale, and finally Regina where he was employed at Redhead Equipment until his retirement in 2000.

Following retirement, Jim and Joan moved to the family acreage at Quill Lake, and then to Martensville in 2015.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 23, at 2:00 p.m. in the Quill Lake Town Hall with internment to follow at the Quill Lake Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Quill Lake Cemetery Association or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Glen Whitehead

We are extremely heartbroken to announce the passing of Glen Darrel Whitehead on Saturday, March 19, 2022 , after a lengthy illness.
Glen was born in High River Alberta on June 22, 1962, and grew up on the family farm til his family moved to Moose Jaw Sk.   With his grandparents only feet away these were his fondest memories as a child growing up.   The farm is just outside Nanton Alberta on the Little Bow River and provided Glen with a vast amount of “playground “. We heard stories of helping in the kitchen…with which I should add shaped his culinary talents because could he cook and bake!  To outside with his grandpa, dad & older brothers working on the farm haying, picking rocks or perhaps fixing fence.  Or maybe taking out his favorite horse and he would be off…
His artistic abilities started shining through at a very young age from playing the violin to drawing and painting to later with his fabricating bodywork and love for restoring vehicles.
Recently in 2020/21 his paintings caught the eye of the Saskatoon Art Gallery. Perhaps someday you can see his artwork hanging.
Glen started work at a young age, from helping his mom at home to enjoying seismic work in the bush ” walking the reel”, to running his own janitorial crew to working in wrecking yards too owning his own bodyshop/mechanical business…and he even got his 1A .  He was always creating something with his hands.
His talents have been passed onto his children as their dad lives on in each of them. They have the very best of their dad in each of them and he was so proud!  Glen’s love for his animals was a huge part of his life as well…. he will be joined by a few and missed by many…
Throughout the years Glen formed many long-lasting friendships that remained til his passing.  If he could help a friend, he was there!
Survived by his children Donald (Jessie) Heather and Justin (Patience).  His granddaughter Emberley, mother of his children and friend Bonnie. Mom Jean Jackson,  Brothers; Doug, Brian, and Greg (Christina), his sisters; Monica (Perry), Janelle (Darren)
His mother-in-law Nancy McRae, Sisters-in-laws Laura Spivak, Michelle McRae (Scott) and Debbie McRae.
As well as numerous nieces & nephews cousins aunts and uncles.
Glen is predeceased by his father and his grandparents, his brother-in-law Greg Spivak, his sister-in-law Jackie Whitehead and most recently his father-in-law Donald McRae
Glen’s wishes were to have a party – so a party we shall have..It’s a two-part party…..

Please join us on Saturday June 25th at the Borden Town Hall from 1pm to 4pm for A Celebration of Glen’s Life. We will be serving a light lunch with a slide presentation of Glen’s life …
We hope to hear many stories.
To celebrate Glen’s passion for the outdoors with the weather on our side we will be hosting a stk BBQ on the riverbank south of Radisson in the evening. If weather doesn’t cooperate, its a  BBQ at our house. For those wishing to join us bring your chair, BBQ if you can and fishing rods, as well as warm clothes and byob.

If anyone wishes a donation to your favorite animal shelter in Glens memory is appreciated.


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