Obituaries / Life Stories

Anthony Casper Clendening

Anthony Casper Clendening

Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan February 11, 1999

Passed in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan June 11, 2020

Anthony Casper Clendening, beloved son and brother, passed away in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the age of 21.  Anthony is survived by; his parents, John Ritchie and Toni-Lynn; brothers, John, Elliot and Andrew.

A private family funeral was held in Lloydminster on Friday, June 19, 2020.

Loretta Bertha (Kopre) Bors

March 29, 1954 to June 26, 2020

Loretta passed away peacefully in the presence of her husband and most of her children at her home in Saskatoon.  She was in the last stages of ALS when she requested help from Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID).  She was a lover of the outdoors.  She enjoyed travelling, hiking, fishing, Tai Chi, reading, solving puzzles, computer gaming, rock collecting, inventing recipes and playing with her dogs.  Above all, she enjoyed interacting and helping family and friends.  She held management, HR and accounting positions in small businesses and NPOs, most recently retiring from A1 Accounting in Saskatoon.  Her habit of talking to complete strangers and her various jobs led to having many friends.  She deeply regretted that Covid-19 and her weakening condition did not allow her to say goodbye to many people, but she did come home from the hospital for a week to spend with family.  She leaves behind: her mother, Loretta Kopre (partner Lin Baker); sister, Valerie Kopre (spouse Terry Mitchell); brother, Gordon; husband, Bob; 4 children with their partners, Wayne & Andrea Drennen, Kirk & Olga Bors, Aurora Bors & Roan Cooney and Nicholas Bors & Rose Hudson.  She has one grandchild, Marcus Drennen.  She specifically said to mention the partners because she loved them all very much.

She wanted to thank the neurology departments at Royal University and Saskatoon City Hospitals for taking her in, doing tests, trying treatments and diagnosing her condition.  The team of doctors, therapists and social workers at Saskatoon City Hospital cared for her and enabled her to come home by arranging equipment (some from Sask Abilities) and training us how to use it.  The MAID program allowed her to avoid increasing pain and low quality of life.

In leu of flowers, Loretta suggested making donations to the MAID program (Headquarters c/o Regina Hospital foundation, 2755 Avonhurst Dr., Regina, SK S4P 3J3) or to your local SPCA or any of the hospitals mentioned above.  This obituary may seem a bit short to those who know her best, but one of her last requests/commands to her husband was “I don’t want you bragging about me in an obituary or listing my accomplishments.  Keep it simple, list some light stuff and thank the medical people”.

Gordon Douglas Mortson

The family of Gordon Mortson sadly announce his passing on June 23, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. Gord died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones. He was predeceased by his parents Tillie (Poyner) and Elmer Mortson. He is survived by Audrey, his loving wife of 40 years; children Amber (Danny) and Sean (Terri); six grandchildren Peyton, Mikayla, Jayce, Abby, Annika and Nash; his sister Cheryl (Peter) Boyenko and brother Jack (Dianne) Mortson; his sister-in-law(s) Sharon (Jerry) Leskowski and Rose Schafer; brother-in-law Gord (Deb) Baron as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gord was born, January 18, 1953 in Vancouver and moved to Saskatoon as a young boy. After he married Audrey they moved to Martensville to raise their family. Gord worked for the Saskatoon Board of Education for 30 years as Manager of Purchasing Services. Gord was an exceptionally talented guitar player and song writer and has left behind many beautiful songs that will be cherished forever.  He had a passion for gardening and enjoyed sitting on the swing with Audrey watching the birds and enjoying their beautiful backyard together. Gord loved spending time at Mariner’s Cove, Candle Lake. His favorite spot was on the beach watching his grandchildren play in the lake. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the family will be holding a private memorial service. The family would like to thank the Martensville Fire Department, Dr. Wong and the Palliative Care Team with the Saskatoon Health Authority for their compassionate care over the past month. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of choice.

Patricia Albina Slywchuk

Patricia Albina Slywchuk (nee: Gruza) December 4, 1942 to June 14, 2020,beloved mother of Todd and Darren (Faith), grandmother to Shelby (Mitchell), sister to Laurie (niece Cheryl), and many other relatives and dear friends, passed away peacefully at the Palliative Care Unit of St. Paul’s Hospital at the age of 77.   She was predeceased by her mother and father Sophie & Steve, her brothers Elmer and Raymond and her nephew Parris.

Pat was born in Saskatoon, SK and spent her younger years growing up at the farm house near Prud’homme where she helped raise her brothers and sister while her parents tended to the farm. Pat worked very hard her whole life. At the age of 16 Pat graduated from the Marvel Hair Studio where she became a hair dresser. She also worked at the Forest Grove Service Station for many years and then spent the last 20 plus years of her life working in the beauty/cosmetic department at Shoppers Drug Mart until she retired at the age of 75. Pat was well respected by coworkers and customers alike and made many lifelong friends while working there whom she cherished. Everyone loved Pat!

Pat had many dogs over the years that she loved and treated like they were her children. She was also a wonderful dog grandmother to Jimmy and treated him like he was her own.  Her dogs were her life!  Princess Kayja is going to miss her mom dearly.

Pat was a very loving person who treasured her family, especially her boys Todd and Darren (who I’m sure over the years gave her some headaches and some grief); she was always there for them no matter what and they were equally there for her whenever she needed them.  She loved cooking and making holiday meals for Todd, Darren (Faith) and Shelby (Mitch).  Her perogies, cabbage rolls and beet niks will never be surpassed.  She loved talking to her sister Laurie on the phone, sometimes multiple times during a day. Those ladies could sure talk.

Pat also loved gardening and took a lot of pride in her yard; it was always immaculate. Shelby always called her grandma with questions about flowers and gardening, trying to learn all the plant names as Pat knew them all.  Shelby and Pat made many special memories together gardening, shopping at Cleo’s, and their weekly grocery shopping trips together. Pat always referred to Shelby as her Guardian Angel which was evident with everyone that knew her.

Pat took great care in her appearance, she was one classy lady and was always dressed to the nines. Her niece Cheryl used to call her the Hot Chihuahua.

Pat held a special place in the heart of her niece Rhona, Dave and their family. They lovingly referred to aunt Pat as “Trish”; she was like a mother to Rhona and they had many wonderful visits together over the years. Pat would always say to them “love you sweetie”. Pat will be deeply missed and they will carry her in their hearts always.

Pat was as beautiful inside as she was outside, always loving and caring for others. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends and all of the people that she crossed paths with in her life.

Donations in Pat’s name can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


A gathering of family and close friends will be held at a later date.


Margaret Buckley (nee Pelletier)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful, amazing, strong mother Margaret Buckley (Nee-Pelletier) on May 31, 2020.

Margaret was born on August 4, 1946 in Russell, Manitoba.

She is survived by her siblings: Irene (Linton), Michael (Lois and family), Linda and family.

Daughters: Rachelle (Merle), Laura, Tina(Abuzar) and Charlene.

Grandchildren: Mandy(Ronald), Crystal(Christian), Shawn(Brenda), Kayla(Tim), Serina, Megan(Korbin), Celine, Joey (Marlana), Ulysses, Destiny, Renaura, Syeda, Daniyal, and Mikaeel.

Great Grandchildren: Kisi-Kisikow, Hope, Astinos, Christian Jr., Eli, Harmony, Brycen, Bryan, Brendan, Derek, Emily, Olivia, Aspen, Merella and Veronica.

 Extended Families: The Leclerc Family, The Pelletier Family, The Fleury Family, Aunties, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews and the many friends she made along her life’s journey. Last but not least her dog Bella   

Predeceased by: Mother Lena Drielick Brother In-laws: Brian and Billy, Son Michael, Grandson Mark, Grand Daughter Hope, Great Granddaughter Mary-Ann.

Margaret worked for the Ministry of Social Services as a Parent Aid for 10 years in Saskatoon, SK.

Margaret was the most amazing, loving, beautiful, strong Métis  woman inside and out. She taught her family to be proud, to love and embrace our Métis culture. Anyone and everyone  who had the pleasure of meeting or knowing her would agree, that she has left and instilled a memorable imprint within each and every one of us.

Whatever struggles or obstacles Margaret faced over the years as a single mother of five  only made her stronger, wiser, she never gave up.

The love for her family and friends was shown in many ways. One of everyone’s  favorite  ways was her cooking and baking. Especially her Bannock, bread/ buns and the many different kinds of cookies, tarts, and cakes. She learned all these special skills from her mom, she then passed these skills to her daughters, grandchildren who will now continue to live by her legacy and teach these special skills to her great grandchildren as she watches from heaven.

On behalf of Margaret’s family they would like to extend their gratitude for all the support kind words, the phone calls/ texts, the flowers, and meals that were provided during this difficult time.

A special thank you to: Board of Directors and Staff of Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. (C.U.M.F.I), Margaret’s family doctor DR. Petrucha, SHR DCF Directors Judy D, Natasha B, Community OT Holly D, Seniors First Services, Golden Mobility, Father John, Ms Dunbar(Holy Spirit Parish), SHR Home Care and CPAS for the years of your committed support in providing Margaret a good quality of life. 

Peter Chilliak

Peter passed away peacefully at home.  He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Vesper; sons, Kevin (Michele) and Daryl (Pam); 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Peter was predeceased by his daughter Lisa; parents; 2 brothers and a sister.

Peter will be remembered as a caring, gentle man who enjoyed spending time with family. As per Peter’s wishes there will be no service held.

Margot Adele Farbacher (Lemire)

February 9, 1929 – May 25, 2020
Margot (Marge) Adele Farbacher (Lemire) died peacefully at Luther Care Home on May 25, 2020.
She is survived by her children Paulette (Richard) DeCloedt, Joanne, Bruce (Svetlana), Blanche (Dennis) Sully , Elaine (Glenn) Pegg, and Bernie (Wendy) , eighteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Paul, her parents Nestor and Marie-Anna (Roy) Lemire, her in-laws Gaston and Jeannie (Floch) Farbacher, 6 siblings (Aime, Henri,Dan,George,Jean and Ida), great granddaughter, Elizabeth Rose Sully and her life long friend, Doreen Berrns.
Mom was born in Willowbunch, Sk on Feb. 9,1929. Her family relocated to Arborfield, Sk where she attended school. After high school she enrolled in Normal School in Saskatoon and started teaching in a one room school in 1948 at the age of nineteen.
She met Paul at her sister’s wedding and they were married in 1950. Until 1968 they resided on the family farm five miles north of Springside.
Mom kept busy on the farm raising 6 children, gardening, canning, picking berries, baking, cooking ,curling, and visiting with friends, and  family
In 1968 , after the family moved to Yorkton, she began a 20 year teaching career in the  Separate School System. She was an excellent teacher – caring, loving and dedicated. She was often invited to her students’ weddings years after she had taught them.
After she retired in 1988, Mom and Dad enjoyed some travelling and spending time with family and friends. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were all very precious to her and she baked them countless birthday cakes over the years.
A very special thank you to the excellent care and loving staff at Luther Care Home.
There will be a private family service for Mom.
In Mom’s memory, and in lieu of flowers, those who wish to donate may donate to Luther Care Home c/o Luther Care Foundation.

Leslie Katherine Huren

“On May 24, 2020 Leslie Katherine Huren passed away to reunite with her husband Andrew one year after his passing. She left us with laughter, strength and a lot of memories. A memorial will be announced at a later date.”

Joan Carter

Joan Marguerite Carter quietly left this physical world the evening of May 20th, 2020, joining her husband Bob Carter in heaven.  She died peacefully after a short battle with pneumonia. In her final hours her son, Cal Carter (Carole Carter), spent the evening with her, bringing his own greetings and goodbyes and those of his sister Kim Wells (Craig Wells), brother Ken Carter (Melanie Carter), grandchildren Michael Goertz (Emily Hui), Amanda Goertz (Brock Tice), David Carter, Jennifer Carter and Rebecca Carter, none of whom could be with her due to COVID-19. She is also survived by her sister Geraldine Vance and her brother Gerald, and four great grandchildren, Leyla, Octavia, Leo, and Eva.

She was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on October 1, 1933 to her parents Evelyn and Marcel Vance, who predeceased her. Four of her siblings also predeceased her – Maurice, Margaret, Maxine, and Ken.

She and Bob, a schoolteacher living in Saskatoon, married on September 26th, 1953 and raised their three children, Kim, Cal, and Ken. In the early years, Joan was a part time secretary at a nearby school allowing her to be home most of the day when her children were young. Her astonishing typing speed of 125 wpm was put to use typing school papers on her old Olivetti manual typewriter.  In the mid 1960’s Joan and Bob built, by hand, a cottage at Emma Lake where the family spent every summer for the next 15 years or more. They built many family memories of fishing, playing board games, canoeing, and swimming.

When Joan was in her mid-30’s she began the second phase of her life. She finished her high school diploma at night school then enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan School of Physiotherapy where she earned her Bachelor’s degree. Upon graduating she worked in the Physio Department of University Hospital. Not one to sit still, she returned to school while still working, to earn her Master’s Degree in Continuing Education. She then joined the Faculty of the School of Physiotherapy as a professor of Kinesiology where she worked until she retired. She served as the President of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Her late-in-life start on her career, her fearlessness and strength were an inspiration to her daughter in her own later-in-life career.

Joan had many hobbies. She was a great seamstress and made clever Halloween costumes every year. She had an eye for color and a flair for decorating. She was talented at crocheting, knitting and embroidery and created beautiful stained-glass windows. She was passionate for antiques, laboriously refurbishing many beautiful old pieces of furniture. When Bob said she couldn’t buy any more antiques because there wasn’t any more room in the house, she bought irresistible pieces and hid them at friends’ homes until the “right time” to tell Bob. She and Bob were beautiful ballroom dancers and a delight to watch as they danced the tango or fox trot around the kitchen or living room.

Joan and Bob retired when she turned 50. They enjoyed many years together in retirement few of which could be described as slow or quiet. They had time to visit their grandchildren and great grandchildren making annual trips see them. To her grandkids she was funny, funky, and fun to be around. She made them feel special and very loved.

Joan lived in retirement the way she had lived her previous decades – with energy and enthusiasm.  She and Bob refreshed their old construction skills and learned some ones, building their dream home on their property at Emma Lake where the summer cottage had stood. It was furnished with her beautiful antique furniture. They lived there for more than twenty years before moving back to Saskatoon. They split their winters between the warmth of Yuma, Arizona, and Saskatchewan becoming serious cross-country skiers, training for and racing in competitions. During the winters in Yuma, Joan trained with a master stained glass artist helping him create a set of stained-glass windows commissioned by a Yuma church. To keep her mind sharp, Joan taught courses to the workers at the Prince Albert Weyerhaeuser Pulp and Paper Mill on how to work safely to reduce back injury.  She served as Chairman on the Board for Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert for several years.

She lived a full life. If she had a bucket list, there is a good chance she ticked most of the boxes. We will honor her in a memorial at a future date when the threat of COVID-19 has passed and those who loved her can gather to say goodbye. We will scatter Joan’s and Bob’s ashes together at the place they loved so much – Emma Lake.

Margaret Nordick


Margaret passed away peacefully May 15th, in Saskatoon, SK, at the age of 103.

Margaret was born in Englefeld, February 23, 1917 to parents Gerhard and Rose Herriges. Margaret remained in Englefeld, married Ferdinand Nordick and raised five children primarily on her own, after Ferdinand’s illness. In 1968 Margaret moved to Saskatoon. She worked for a time in a care facility and later became one of the first educational assistants supporting students with special needs for the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School system, a position she enjoyed until her retirement at the age of 70. Many students benefited from her “grandmotherly” care.

Eventually Margaret moved to Columbian Manor. There she was involved with the social and liturgical committees, maintaining a very active role until well into her 90’s. At the age of 102 Margaret moved to a Personal Care Home and recently to Oliver Lodge where she remained until the time of her passing.

Mom’s devotion to her family, her self-reliance, steadfast faith, and strength of character were recognized and admired by many.

Margaret was pre-deceased by her parents, her brother Gary, her sister Mary, and her husband Ferdinand. Margaret will be missed and lovingly remembered by her sons; Gerald (Loraine) of Sherwood Park, Ken (Diana), Roland (Diane), her daughters; Maureen (Rick Brundson), Myrna (Daryl Bourk) all of Saskatoon, as well as 10 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.

Margaret’s family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful care provided by the Betty Sandulak PCH and Oliver Lodge.

A private celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at a later date, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Donations of remembrance may be made to Columbian Manor, K of C, or your church/favorite charity.


Quintin James Wiebe

With sadness and love, the family of Quintin James Wiebe announce his passing on May 11, 2020 due to complications from addiction issues.  Quintin was born in Saskatoon on December 30, 1979.  He lived a life full of energy and loved to learn and discover.  He worked hard and even at a very early age displayed aptitude for anything involving tools, electricity and fire.  There was not a household appliance safe from his inquisitive mind.  Fortunately, he was usually able to put back what he had taken apart to examine.  At the age of only 5, he wired a set of Christmas lights around his top bunk bed, complete with an on/off switch that he screwed into the head of the bed.  He had his own vocabulary, with made-up words that he would use over and over again until others started to use them, at which point he would move to some new ones. He had a nickname and an inside story for everyone he knew. His stories, his sense of humour and his quick wit could make anyone laugh out loud.  We will never forget his “Have I ever told you about Kodiak socks?” story. He recently told his dad that one of his best childhood memories was building a go-cart together.  He would go on with the basics he learned from that experience to “soup up” just about every vehicle he owned from that point on.  It seemed nothing was ever big enough, strong enough or fast enough that he couldn’t make it even more so.  One attempt on a lawn mower ended up with Quintin running to the outdoor tap with a lawn mower engulfed in flames.  His practical jokes, like sitting a dead raccoon that he’d found on the road onto the driver’s seat of his sister’s car, were never-ending.  He obtained his journeyman’s electrician status with one of the highest marks ever – and all this while spending what should have been a large part of his studying, as well as class time, fishing.  He innately knew how things worked and was able to retain a vast amount of knowledge – there wasn’t an electrical code that he didn’t know. He was a perfectionist and worked to master every task he tackled. His efforts at a home garden led to a detailed understanding of the intricacies of the ph balance of soil. He later went on to obtain journeyman’s status as a scale technician and also obtained his interprovincial instrumentation license. He married the girl down the block in 2005.  Unfortunately, that marriage didn’t last, but did produce an amazing little boy named Decker.  Quintin struggled for the past number of years with addictions, beginning with painkillers prescribed following a broken leg, before the dangers of OxyContin were fully known. He did attend Teen Challenge and returned home a man full of life and laughter and living for his personal Saviour, Jesus Christ.  The struggles with this disease are on-going, however, and the battle is sometimes overwhelming. So many people gave of themselves to help Quintin and we want to acknowledge our appreciation for your love and caring. We know that his commitment to the Lord was real and that he is now in heaven, free of the physical and emotional pain that go along with this disease.  He leaves to mourn his son, Decker and Decker’s mother, Dorinda (Thompson), parents Dale & Sandy Wiebe, his siblings, Nathan (Renee), Carmen (Brad Hamm), Darcy (Angela) McDonald, Brandon (Jessica Schreiner) and Kristyn, as well as 12 nieces and nephews, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Due to the present health situation, there will be no funeral at this time, but a memorial service will be held when it is safe to do so.  In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Teen Challenge Canada. Feel free to share your own Quintin stories in the guest book.


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Nancy Janice Kacso

Nancy Kacso was born August 12, 1953 in Stouville, Ontario and passed away May 7, 2020 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Nancy will be deeply missed by her loving family, friends and all of those who were blessed to have been a part of her life.

Nancy Kacso

On Thursday, May 7th, 2020, the world became a little duller with the passing of our mom, Nancy Kacso (née Davies).

Those who are fortunate enough to have called her a friend, loved one or family member can attest: Nancy was genuine, loving, free-spirited; behind her feisty, “Irish blue eyes” there was an incredible zest for life.  She was never afraid to stick up for “the little guy” and was generous to others less fortunate, though she did not have significant means herself.

Born August 12, 1953 in Stouffville, Ontario, Nancy spent her childhood in North Bay, Ontario.  At 19, she married and later had two sons: Craig and, 5 years later, Peter.  The family moved from Ontario to North Vancouver in 1988 and later settled in Vernon, BC in 1993.  In 2000, Nancy moved to Kelowna and then on to different locations in BC, Alberta, and later Saskatchewan.  Our mom was never one to back down from a challenge, a new adventure, or – most importantly to her – meeting new friends; she had friends in more places than we can count.

As a mom, she always did her best for us.  Our homes when we were young were the central hub of activity; friends were welcome anytime for a quick hang-out, an impromptu dinner or even a place to stay for weeks if needed.  Our childhood friends remember her as their “second-mom” and “one of the cool ones”.

The past 20 years saw our mom on many an adventure; of note, a 24,000-mile motorcycle journey through 34 states over 4 months (we’ve got the postcards to prove it!).  This past year, she moved to Saskatoon, SK to be closer to family – to plant some roots and enjoy being a grandma.  Unfortunately, her health had started to change a few years earlier and eventually her body threatened to fail her indomitable spirit.

Our mom – beautiful, fiery, proud, and bright – passed peacefully with us, her two sons, by her side.

She will be missed and remembered by her countless friends – and most profoundly by her two sons and their families: Craig, Maria and their children Mackenzie and Liam; and Peter, Kelsey, and their daughter Zuri.

We love you mom. Be at peace.

Marjory “Jean” Israel (nee Hay)

September 20, 1946 – May 6, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jean Marjory Israel after a stoic, 18-year battle with an inoperable cerebral AV Malformation.  She will be terribly missed and is survived by her husband of 50 years, Gerald Israel, daughters Tracey Ramsay (Kevin), Wendy Wagner (Kevin) and their children Zachery, Mitchell, Tyson, and Haidyn; Denise Wingrove (Mike) and their children Joey and Makenna; siblings Lois, Beth (Tom), Bill (Donna), Linda (Gary), extended family Mike (Alisa) Abbott and children Stephanie (Jay), Sammy, Sidney; Gerry Kucher and son Matthew and close loved ones, colleagues and friends. Jean was predeceased by her parents James and Marguerite Hay, sister Evelyn, brothers-in-law Dave and Dale; nephew Chris and niece Lindsay.  Jean loved her family, sharing a laugh, spending time with her grandchildren, ensuring everything was in its rightful place, attending to her garden and flower beds and would prefer to clean anything rather than watch The Big Bang Theory.  The family would like to extend their gratitude to the first responders in Allan; the emergency room nurses, doctors, support staff and the team on 6300 at the Royal University Hospital.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation on behalf of Jean to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society of Canada  She chose this charity in memory of her father, who succumbed to ALS.  Any donations will contribute to Jean’s final act of compassion.  Jean’s wishes were to have a celebration of life, which will be held at a later date.

Thelma Marie Murphy

November 24, 1944 ~ May 4, 2020

Thelma passed away peacefully on May 4, 2020 at the age of 75 years at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert with her daughter Annette at her side. She is lovingly survived by her sons Arnold (Kathy), Clayton (Marit) and daughter Annette; granddaughters Elizabeth and Victoria; Carolina and Cassandra; and grandson Lucas; sisters Marlene (John), Grace, and Theresa (Jeff); nieces and nephews, as well as many close friends and extended family. Thelma was predeceased by her parents Mary and George, her husband Ted and grandson Micheal. There will be no service per Thelma’s wishes. She will be interred at the South Hill Cemetery with her husband Ted in the soldiers plots on Monday, May 11th at 1 p.m. with Life Celebrant Jake Friesen officiating a small family memorial tribute to Thelma’s life

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Clifford “Wayne” Perehudoff

Wayne Perehudoff was born December 15, 1951 in Saskatoon, SK., and passed away April 27, 2020 in Saskatoon, SK.  Wayne will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all of those blessed to have had him in their life.

Deborah Anne Francis

On April 26, 2019, Deborah Anne Francis passed away peacefully in her home. A beloved and special person was lost in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She was a wife, mother, sister and daughter. She is survived by her husband Randy Otsig and their cherished sons Christopher and Alexander. She has been preceded and will be reunited with her brother Darryl and father Thomas in the thereafter. She is survived by her Mother Myrna and sisters Elysia and Angeline. She will be greatly missed and mourned by those left behind.


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Noman Nogue

It is with great sadness the family of Norman Nogue announce his passing on April 25, 2020 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Norman was born February 23, 1953 in LaFleche, Saskatchewan.  He will be deeply missed by his loving family, friends and all of those who were blessed to have been a part of his life.

Molly Olivia Dunville 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Molly Olivia Dunville, daughter to Ian and Kristin Dunville and sister to Lily and Ella. Molly was born on November 15th, 2015 and in the early morning hours on Friday, April 17thshe peacefully left our world, with her family next to her. At just 4 years old, this would mark the end of her battle with Neuroblastoma, diagnosed just prior to her first birthday. She loved her 2 older sisters, mommy and daddy deeply, and was loved beyond measure, in return. Molly will be missed every day for eternity, and the world is worse off without her. She did, however, leave such an impact on so many people, that she changed the world for the better and that change will continue to grow, even though she is gone. Throughout her brief, but event filled life she was able to connect with an amazing number of people and fill each one of them with love, happiness, and inspiration. It would only take one dimpled smile from Miss Molly and you would fall in love with her. She was full of energy and curiosity and had a fight inside of her that would border on superhuman. Some of Molly’s favourite places will forever be missing her special spark. She will be missed at the Busy Fingers Preschool where she leaves behind all her friends and her teacher, Mrs. Jamieson, who she loved very much. The Children’s Oncology clinic at JPCH will be a little less bright as she will not be coming through the doors anymore to see the wonderful nurses that cared for her and to hide from her favorite doctor, Dr. Stammers. The Martensville Swimming pool will never be completely full again without her as she loved going to swim and ride the water slides. Molly loved to visit her grandparents farm and visit all her cousins. She enjoyed riding on the side-by-side with Grandpa Kemp, looking for Swiper the fox on the deck and going tobogganing with her sisters. She even learned to ride the GT scooters all on her own this past Christmas. It was very exciting when Molly got to stay in a hotel. She could not get enough of room service, elevator rides, running in the hallways and hot tubs.  She never wanted to leave. Molly loved to play at the park across from her house with any of her Mom, Dad or sisters and often asked to go there. She would enjoy taking a bike ride to Dallas Martens Park for a swing, and the swings will never swing as high without her. She was very good at hide and seek, but her beautiful laugh in anticipation of being “found” often gave her position away. Molly would be very excited to visit CJs or the Children’s Museum in Saskatoon and she could spend ALL day there, always ending the outing with a candy bag or treat. At any time, if you asked Molly what she would like to eat, you already knew the answer. “Chicken Nugget Happy Meal, with fries, a straw, a toy, chocolate milk and dip sauce. Don’t forget the dip sauce.”  Anytime the neighbours dog was outside, Molly would run to the window and call his name, “Finley.” Molly loved to paint and draw, and she loved to play games like Old Maid or Matching or Head Bands. She was so smart and could legitimately beat mom or dad many times. Her voice and laughter will be missed greatly by her family. Her energy and enthusiasm can never be replaced, but her family is so grateful for being able to share her lifetime with them. Rest well, sweet Molly. We will long for the day we can be together again. We love you.

Molly leaves to mourn grandparents Wes and Debbie Kemp, Fran and Vern Smart and Dale Dunville, great grandparents Willie and Joan Balog, uncle Sheldon Kemp and cousins Dylan and Lachlan, auntie Holly & uncle Dallas Heikkila and cousins Austyn, Brynn and Shae, uncle Jared & auntie Tiffany Kemp and cousins Jaxon, Cruz and Porter, auntie Margie & uncle Brendan Byrne and cousins Abbi and Allen, uncle Mark Dunville and cousin Grayson and numerous other great aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. Molly also leaves behind special neighbours Travis and Bree Statchuk, daycare family and close friend Sandra and Kevin Kuit and her best little preschool buddy, Devyn. She was predeceased by her auntie Amber Kemp.

Due to COVID 19 restrictions, we will not be having a funeral at this time. A celebration of her life will be planned in the future.

Donations in Molly’s name can be made to, Small But Mighty SK (, Children’s Wish/Make a Wish, or by donating blood in honour of Molly.



Doreen Elizabeth Baerg

It is with great sadness to announce the unexpected passing of our mom Doreen Elizabeth Baerg (Granny) on April 17th, 2020 at the age of 82.
Mom spent the last 10 years living at Sherbrook Community Centre where she made many friends.  She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family near and far.
She spent many hours crocheting dish cloths of all colors that everyone has cherished and loved over the years. If there was anything she was passionate about, it was God.
Mom will be deeply missed by all of her children, Jerry, Brenda (Tony),
Charlene (George), Jackie (Billy),
Cheryl (Sheldon), Jody (Dawn) and our dad Jake.
Granny will also be dearly missed by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and the daycare children she spent time with. She always had a lap to offer any children that needed a hug.
She has touched many lives in her 82 years of life. Everyone who knew her and loved her are all touched with their own memories.
Our mom is now with our heavenly father singing his praise. She is now at peace in the Lord’s hands. We hope the angels know what they have since she arrived.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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