Obituaries / Life Stories


With sadness, we announce the passing of our dear father and grandfather with his family by his side on Friday, November 29, 2019 at the age of 93. Alvin was born on the farm near Loverna, SK on June 11, 1926 to Joe and Grace (Moore) Arthurs.

After leaving home at the tender age of 15, Al worked in the Vancouver shipyards, and in the forestry, dairy, and mining industries, before spending the last 20 years of his working career at the Veterans Home that was located on Preston Avenue in Saskatoon. He served twice with the RCAF, in the 1940s and 1950s, and was very proud of his service time where he was stationed in Germany, Japan, and northern Canada.

Al married the love of his life, Audrey, in 1960. They enjoyed 58 years of marriage until her passing in 2018. They worked and raised their children in Saskatoon until their retirements. Al enjoyed an incredible 33 years of retirement, 24 of which were spent in Abbotsford, BC. He and Audrey loved BC and its many flowers, waterfalls, walking trails, and mild winters. They also traveled widely, enjoying many foreign trips both before and after retirement.

Al loved playing cribbage and Kaiser. Many enjoyable nights were spent at kitchen tables, with his brothers and sisters-in-law, playing game after game.

Al had a life-long love for physical fitness. He was both an athlete and a coach with the wrestling program at the University of Saskatchewan and had many fond memories of that time of his life and the friends he made there. In both his working and retirement years, there was rarely a day when he wasn’t out walking with Audrey. He continued to walk daily up until this summer when his health began to fail.

Alvin leaves behind his children Eric (Marian) Arthurs and Bonita (Michael) Wong; grandchildren Darcy and Carmen Wong; siblings Neal, Helen, Laura, Vern, Colin, Alice, Clifford, and Peggy; sisters-and-brothers-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by siblings Melvin, Allan, Olive, Edna, Joe, Trudy, and Gordon (Billy), and by his wife Audrey.

A celebration of life will be held in Spring of 2020. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cherished Memories in Martensville, SK.

Danielle Marjorie Waddington

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and partner Danella Waddington.  Danella was born August 4, 1945, in Montreal, Quebec to Stanley and Marjorie Waddington and would become the eldest of 6 children.  By 1964 she was living in Radisson, Saskatchewan where Danella married Isaak Derksen in 1965.  They had 2 children, William and Dwayne, before Isaak passed away in 1971. Following Isaak’s passing Danella met Ernie Robin.  They were together with sons William and Dwayne until 1981 when Dwayne passed away. Ernie and Danella separated by 1986. Danella met Dennis Woznik, who was her partner until her passing.  Danella worked at Goodyear Tire, Texaco, Hudson Bay, Autotec Oil and finally Sterling Crane where she retired in 2010.  Danella and Dennis spent the next years camping and travelling, when they could, across Canada and the USA.  Danella is survived by; son, William (Patti) Derksen; his daughter, Wanda Woznik (Ernie); grandkids, James Derksen and Ashly Derksen; his grandsons, Jesse Sawitsky (Kelsey) and Cole Sawitsky (Ariel); her sisters, Mickie (Ken) Cole and Judi Waddington; youngest brother, Stephen (Julie) Waddington, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Shortly after Danella’s passing her loving partner Dennis passed away.  Danella was predeceased by Isaak Derksen; son, Dwayne; parents, Stanley and Marjorie; youngest sister, Denise; eldest brothers, Jim and Marvin Falconer.  The family would like to thank the Royal University Hospital Nurses and Doctors for her care.  A Celebration of life for Danella will be held in the Cherished Memories Funeral Home Reception Room, December 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.  (591 Centennial Drive North, Martensville, SK.)

Allan Ray Ducharme

Allan Ray Ducharme March 27, 1950-November 28, 2019

It is with heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Allan Ray Ducharme at the age of 69.  He was pre-deceased by his parents Ernest and Louella, and brother Gordon.  Allan leaves behind to mourn his loving wife Margaret “Maggie” of 50 years, his siblings, Ted, Yvonne and Dianne (Don), his children Rhonda, Allan (Kelli), James (Carrie), Gerald (Wanda), and his grandchildren Ashley, Dylan, Christian, Jesse, Brooke, Jayden, Nicholas, Jordyn, and Cole.
Allan was employed with  the labourers union for 40 years, where he worked in general construction, excelling in concrete finishing.
Allan enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, spending time with his children, and teasing his grandchildren.
There will be no service at this time. A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.
Gone but never Forgotten ❤

Allan Ray Ducharme

It is with heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Allan Ray Ducharme. He was pre-deceased by his parents Ernest and Louella and brother Gordon. Allan leaves behind to mourn his loving wife Margaret of 50 years, his siblings Ted, Yvonne, Dianne (Don) his children Rhonda, Allan (Kelli), James (Carrie) and Gerald (Wanda) his grandchildren Ashley, Dylan, Christian, Jesse, Brooke, Jayden, Nicholas, Jordyn and Cole.
Allan worked for the labourers union for 40 years in general construction and excelling in concrete finishing.
Allan enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, spending time with his family and teasing his grandchildren.
Gone but never Forgotten

Ukeme “Mighty” Nyong

Ukeme “Mighty” Nyong was born November 25, 1986 in Lagos, Nigeria to parents Okon and Theresa Nyong. Mighty left this world on November 18, 2019.

Growing up in a family of 7 children, Mighty learned early the art of observation and taking in his surroundings before offering a thoughtful response. Growing up in such a busy and love-filled household shaped Mighty into the caring, gentle, thoughtful man that we have all come to know and love. Mighty was the kindest of all the siblings, which was always readily admitted by his parents, brothers and sisters. To quote Mighty’s father, “Mighty would have been the best kind hearted, who would have been there for us in our old age”. Mighty’s mum said he was “One too pure for this world”.
Mighty moved to Canada in 2014, much to the delight of his older brother, Sage. While here, Mighty was earning a degree in environmental science at the University of Regina.
Mighty’s life in Canada soon took a different turn in June 2016 when he met his beautiful partner, Carla. Anyone who knows Mighty and Carla as a couple knows that they have been inseparable since the first day they met. Where you saw Mighty, you saw Carla. And where you saw Carla, you saw Mighty.
Mighty and Carla complemented each other well; Mighty’s introspective thoughtful nature was a perfect contrast to Carla’s strong-willed, type A personality that we all love her for. What they did share was their love for each other.  A trademark phrase to be always heard in their house was, “Hey babe”. “Hey babe”. Followed by a kiss on the face and a loving pat.

Mighty’s family was complete in May 2018 when their baby Zane–Thanos, as Mighty called him–came into the world. Mighty was a proud dad from the minute Carla knew she was pregnant. From rubbing her tummy to suiting up in the hospital for her c-section to rocking Zane in his arms, Mighty was proud. Mighty was a good friend to those around him–he was dependable, caring and always thoughtful. Mighty will be so dearly missed by those who knew him. He touched many lives.

Although Mighty is no longer with us in person, his spirit lives on, all around us. The day Mighty passed, Carla was walking down the street and there was hand-written graffiti that read “Remember me”. We knew that was Mighty. The days following Mighty’s passing, the weather was beautiful; Mighty always dreaded the cold. We knew the warm weather at this time of year was Mighty’s doing. He always wanted to make people happy. And he always did.
We are gathered here today to honour Mighty. The man who brought so much love and joy to so many lives.

One love.

Ryan Richard John Knelsen

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ryan Richard John Knelsen.  After a hard fight with his health, he slipped away peacefully on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon.  Ryan was surrounded by his loving family during his final journey.  On September 10, 1972 in Kapukasing, Ontario Ryan arrived in this world.  He was adopted by his parents Richard and Grace Knelsen along with big sister Litonya. Growing up Ryan and his family had many adventures.  From 1978-1982 he lived in Africa.  Upon returning his family landed in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  During high school, Ryan met his love of his life Gail in Grade 12(1990/1991). Six years later on July 20, 1996 they became husband and wife.  Together they raised their 3 loving children Nicole, Raeden and Eben.  From day one Ryan was a family man – he lived and breathed his family.  Ryan was employed by City of Saskatoon Transit.  He was a great man, had an easy smile, big heart and was known as a big teddy bear.  He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.  A Celebration of Ryan’s Life will be held Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Cherished Memories (591 Centennial Drive North) in Martensville at 2:00 p.m.

Sara Schultz

Sara passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 10, 2019 at St. Paul’s Hospital.  A celebration of Sara’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Pinehouse Drive Seventh-day Adventist Church (327 Pinehouse Drive) in Saskatoon.

Joan Mary Heaton

January 15th, 1939 to October 31, 2019

Joan Mary Heaton, beloved wife of Harry Heaton, passed away peacefully at her home with her husband at her side and her family constantly with her.

Joan is survived by her loving children; Carol (Glen) Whalley, Stephen (Debbie) Heaton, Sandra (Fred) Francis, Tracy (Robert) Hoknes & Adam (Tamara) Heaton; 19 Grandchildren; and 15 Great-Grandchildren.

Joan was born on January 15, 1939 to Thomas & Alice Mears in Chesterfield, England.  She met her soon to be husband on Christmas Day in 1955, they were married on March 30, 1959.  She worked at various jobs until the family immigrated to Canada in October of 1976.

Joan will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her; she was an amazing lady with a fabulous sense of humor. She was lovingly referred to as Saint Joan by her husband’s Judo Club.

In honour of our wife and mother in lieu of flowers, we request that a donation be made to Breast Cancer Research.   The family will be holding an informal Wake at the family home in Watrous, from 1 to 6 pm on Sunday, November 10, 2019.

Will Scott

The flags were flying at half-mast at Dieppe Villa and Legion Branch 63 in honour of Will who passed away peacefully on November 3, 2019 at the age of 87 with his family by his side.

Will was born in Dublin, Ireland on October 25, 1932.  Will served in the Royal Navy as an Able Seaman from 1947 to 1953 and emigrated to Canada via Newfoundland in 1954 and eventually landed in Saskatoon where he started a new life and raised a family.

Will was predeceased by his son Rory in 1993, his parents and two brothers in Ireland. He is survived by; his loving wife, Jean, to whom he was married for 61 years; his brother, Robbie Scott in Wicklow, Ireland; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by; his children, daughter Kelly, sons Tim (Karen) and Casey; and his grandchildren, Kristen, Keegan, Erin and Liam.

Will had several different careers in Saskatoon including the U of S, SaskPower, Canada Post and retired from the Saskatoon Transit System in the early 1990s. Will was also a 60 year member of the Legion, Branch #63.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the nurses and care aides and all of Will’s “second” family at the Sherbrooke Community Centre for taking such great care of him for the last three years.

Cory Wade Wallman

Cory Wade Wallman was born on December 17, 1974 to Peter and Carol Wallman in Hinton, Alberta.  He moved with his mother and siblings to Moosomin, Saskatchewan a few months later.  In 1979 he moved to Kipling, Saskatchewan with his mother and family.  He resided there until he moved to Kennedy, Saskatchewan to complete his grade twelve.  After completing grade 12 he moved to Saskatoon where he resided until his death.

Cory took up the profession as a painter and decorator.  He was the proud owner of his company named – Total Package.

Cory was an avid golfer until he was in a wheelchair from a stroke he suffered in 2015.  His golfing hero was Tiger Woods, whom he tried to watch every tournament he was in.  Cory was a cribbage player and other card games. Very few ever beat him at crib! Cory loved to go to concerts and travelled hundreds of miles to see his favorite entertainers.  He collected a lot of concert memorabilia.  He also was a pool player and difficult to win against.  He was an avid reader collecting hundreds of books.

Cory loved his family and was very proud of each member.  He was predeceased by; his father; grandparents; and a sister, Jodi Wallman Brown who passed away on October 10, 2019.  He is survived by; his mother, Carol Niebergall and step-father of Kipling , Saskatchewan.  Also survived by; his brothers, Scott Wallman, Kurtis (Ashley), Shane (Tiffany) Niebergall and Sheldon(Krista) Niebergall; his sisters, Kristi(Ron) Wallman Farkas, Glenda (Kevin) Wallman Neddow and Kerri (Trevor) Stanley; and several nieces and nephews

R.I.P  Cory.  Loved and missed by your family !

Joint internment for Jodi and Cory  and celebration of life to be held at a later date.


James Quinn

Jim Quinn, 91, of Saskatoon, SK., passed away peacefully on October 26, 2019 in the Royal University Hospital.  Jim was born on June 14, 1928 in Loverna, SK.,  but he grew up in a large family on a farm in the Peace River area of Alberta.  He also met his wife of 63 years, Jane, there.  They moved all over Alberta and Saskatchewan for the first six years of their marriage.  Jim was a sought-after heavy-duty mechanic and he and Jane moved from city to city while living in a small trailer, following jobs and having 6 boys.  Thankfully, as things got crowded in the trailer, Jim landed a permanent job in Saskatoon, where they stayed until present day.  In his 50’s, Jim retired from the mechanics business and opened an army surplus store with his son Ken.  They called it Quinn the Eskimo and it is still thriving in Saskatoon.
Jim was a popular baseball and hockey coach for many of his sons teams.  Jim loved children and he had a wonderful dry sense of humour that gave us all many laughs. In his later years he really enjoyed traveling.  He couldn’t resist a trip to Hawaii and Palm Springs,and made many trips there with his wife, his sons and longtime family friend, Violet.  He also explored New York City, LA, San Francisco, Cancun, Cayman Islands, and Florida.  He was a uncomplicated man but he was very curious and was always checking everything out. It got him into trouble on a few occasions.
Jim was predeceased by his son Greg in 2013.  He is lovingly survived by his wife, Jane; his sons, Allan (Taka), Ed (Candy), Gary (Maria), Ken and Terry (Twila); daughter-in-law, Tina; and his grandchildren, Jared, Kristin, Michelle, Elisha, Joel, Rebekah, Matthew, Bethany, Hope, Hannah, Nathan and Jesse.
In keeping with his modest, unassuming ways Jim has requested no funeral or service.

Margaret (Maggie) Norma Imrie

Margaret (Maggie) Norma Imrie passed away on Saturday, October 19th, 2019, at the age of 69 years old, after a brief illness.

Maggie was born to Aletha and Robert Davis on July 2, 1950, in Riverhurst, SK.  Maggie spent her early life on the farm with her siblings Deanna, Crystal, and Monty. The family moved to Riverhurst when Maggie was small and eventually settled in Moose Jaw, SK.

Maggie married the love of her life William (Paul) Imrie on December 21, 1979.  Together they raised Maggie’s only child Audra Dawn.  Paul and Maggie settled in Saskatoon where she continued her passion in the optical business.  Maggie spent 20 years on the road as a sales representative until she  retired.

Maggie was an avid gardener and would start her plants from seed in her green house and would have an abundance of veggies and flowers that she loved to share.   Maggie was famous for her home grown tomatoes.   Maggie loved to read and would often sit in the sun with her book.  Maggie was a fan of the Saskatoon Rush, the Roughriders, and auto racing.  She shared these passions with Paul.   Maggie and Paul built their dream home and she would often say her home was her castle. They recently downsized to a beautiful new condo to enjoy retirement.

Maggie and Paul loved to take trips on the motorbike they referred to as Fat Molly.  They had many trips throughout Canada and the United States.   Paul, Audra, and AJ recently had the pleasure of a taking a trip to the mountains before Maggie’s passing.  It was a trip they would cherish forever.

Maggie’s pride and joy was her grandson AJ.  They spend many hours together gardening, baking, and just having fun.

Maggie is survived by her husband Paul, daughter Audra, son in law Darren and grandson AJ.  Maggie is also survived by her mother Aletha, sisters Deanna (Trevor) and Crystal (Garry) and brother Monty.  She was also survived by her many nephews and nieces as well as great nephews and nieces and cousins and aunt Opal.

Maggie was predeceased by her father Robert (Bob) , her father in law Lorne, and her brother in law Barry and other relatives.

Maggie was kind and generous person who was always there when you needed her and always willing to help.  In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundations at 1-345 Third Avenue South, Saskatoon SK. S7K 1M6M

Garnett Ernest Wheeler

Garnett Ernest Wheeler, age 78 years, of Flin Flon, Manitoba passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, October 17, 2019 after a short but brave battle with cancer.

Garnett is lovingly remembered by his wife Maxine of 53 years, his children, Arlene (Kurt), Darren (Tania), Candice (Cory) and Wade (Alicia) and his brother Allan. He will be dearly missed by his grandchildren, Denon (Liz), Dray (Allie), Asha, Alyssa, Levi, Lyndon, Kaden, Kendra, Blake & Ben and his great-granddaughter Aria.

Special thanks to the medical care teams at St. Paul’s Hospital – Palliative Care, who showed him great compassion. Dad’s wishes are for a simple gathering of his family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jim Pattison Children’s HospitalFoundation, #1-345-3rd Ave. S., Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M6.

Marion Kell (nee Odegaard)

Marion Kell, aged 100 years, passed away peacefully at Esterhazy Centennial Special Care Home on Sunday September 29, 2019.

Marion was born Feb 18, 1919, the eldest of Clarence and Nanny Odegaard’s two daughters, at her grandparents log farmhouse in Valbrand Sask.

There were several Odegaard stores owned by Marion’s uncles in the Canwood and Shellbrook area and from a young age Marion worked at and helped to run her uncle’s stores.  Marion and her younger sister, Doris eventually opened their own store in the Nestledown district.

In 1939 Marion met Les Kell at a skating party, but their courtship was interrupted when the world went to war and Les enlisted in the air-force.

Marion attended business college in Saskatoon, Sask. in 1942, where she met her lifelong best friend Isabelle (Diz) Bleakley. Upon graduating she moved to Toronto to work first in a small arms and munitions plant and later at the Sheaffer’s pen company.

When the war was over Leslie, (who had been taken prisoner of war after he was shot down in 1942), returned to Canada and was reunited with Marion. They were married June 15, 1945.

Marion and Leslie moved from Toronto to Saskatoon in 1948 to start a family.  They raised 4 children in Saskatoon and Outlook; Barbara (Ellis), Louise (Rankin), Bruce, and Elaine (Tochor).  Marion managed their home and family life well, taking in boarders to help with costs.

Marion maintained lifelong friendships because she placed importance on staying connected with cards and letters, never forgetting birthdays or anniversaries.

In retirement Marion and Les spent summers at their home in Coteau Beach, Sask. and winters on Vancouver Island.  Marion was an excellent cook and loved entertaining.  Her interests included sewing, golfing, and music.

In their 90’s the couple moved to Esterhazy, Sask. where their youngest daughter Elaine operates a personal care home.  There they lived out their final years with grace and the assistance of their family and the staff of Maple Street Manor, and Esterhazy Centennial Special Care Home.

Marion was predeceased by her husband of 72 years in 2017. (William Leslie (Les) Kell) and is survived by her 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

The family will have a celebration to honour Marion and Leslie at Coteau Beach.

Diana Elizabeth Justine Mahar

Diana Mahar passed away peacefully on September 19, 2019. She was a courier and taxi driver in Saskatoon for many years and loved the city and people in it.
She is survived by her son John Tynan, daughter Justine (Michael) Haughian, sister Carla (Ron) Schmidt and beautiful nieces Laura Lee and Maggie. And good friends right up until the end Bernice (Scott) MacIntosh.
She touched many lives and will forever be in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to
SCAT Street Cat Rescue or New Hope Dog Rescue.

Justine Agnes Spencer

SPENCER, Justine Agnes (Daniel) Born February 26, 1941. Justine passed away September 14, 2019 peacefully with her eldest daughter by her side in her 78th year, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Loving mother to Jan (Randy), Paul, Gaylene (Marc) and Kevin (Cameron). Loving grandmother to Spencer and Liam. Sister to Genevieve Reynolds (predeceased), Connie Killian (Del predeceased), June Sullivan (Rome both predeceased), Shirley Downer (Eldon predeceased), Paul (Debbie), Sandra Lang and David (Debbie). Predeceased by her parents Alfred and Dorothy (Mason). Fond memories of the family cottage on the Otonabee River and a collector of all things antique. She worked at the Nightingale Nursing Registry and for the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and later volunteered with Saint Vincent de Paul, the SPCA, and PARN. Justine loved animals and had many pets over the years. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened”. Anatole France A private Celebration of Justine’s Life for family to be held in the spring 2020 in Peterborough. In lieu of flowers and gifts kindly donate to the SPCA.

Evelyn Keller


Evelyn (Green) Keller, 82, of Saskatoon passed away peacefully on September 11, 2019.


A celebration of Evelyn’s life will be held at the Centre for Spiritual Living, located in Windsor Chapel (704 Windsor St.) on Saturday September 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow.  


Evelyn was born on November 7, 1936 in Saskatoon. As a child she was full of imagination and creative play. She went to elementary school where she fell in love with drama and was involved in a number of plays. Later she completed high school at Technical School where she was trained as a book keeper, which later became her vocation.


Evelyn married Jim Keller in 1957 and they went on to have 2 children together. Evelyn loved family life and being a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She volunteered at numerous places over the years including Brownies and she was a Brown Owl for a number of years.


Evelyn was happiest when she was out in nature. She loved walking and was an avid camper. She appreciated the beauty of both the mountains and Northern Saskatchewan and took every opportunity to get there. She delighted in animals and had a number of dogs over the years. She enjoyed birds and went on a number of bird watching hikes.           


Evelyn was a voracious reader and a  creative writer. One of her stories about The Adventures of Making Chokecherry Jelly was featured on CBC radio.


Evelyn was a very spirtiual person and was involved with the Centre for Spiritual Living. This faith community was very important to her throughout her years.


Evelyn was preredeceased by her ex-husband Jim, her long-time friend Marv, her parents, Thomas Everett and Grace Green and her siblings George, Hazel and Betty.


Evelyn is lovingly suvived by her children; Terry (Howard) Lowe and Lori (Keith) Hughes; her grandchildren; Mitch (Jen) Lowe, Sarah (Justin) Lee, Jaylene Hughes, Tanner Hughes; and her great-grandchildren; Jacob, Addison, Eli, Makena, and Emeryn; her siblings Audrey, Bill (Ruth), Bob (Darlene), Heather, Doug, sister-in-law Mary; and many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by many relatives and friends.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army 339 Ave. C South, Saskatoon, Sk. S7M 1N5

David Fisher

March 17th 1956-September 12th 2019

63 years young

Dave was born on March 17, 1956 in Saskatoon, SK. to Jessie and Clarence Fisher.
He passed away peacefully with his loving wife Betty Anne at his side.

After graduating from Mount Royal Collegiate he remained in Saskatoon and began a career in sales with Sears Canada. His attention to customer care left people with a memorable experience for years to come.
He retired after 38 years giving him ample time to spend caring for his yard, golfing, fishing, enjoying the cabin at Meeting lake and spending quality time with his family and son Steven.
Dave and Betty Anne looked forward to their annual vacations to Las Vegas and warm sunny destinations. One of their most recent trips was a Caribbean cruise where they renewed their wedding vows.

Dave celebrated every possible occasion and his passion and love for life was very contagious. He was an enthusiastic sports fan and loved cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Roughriders.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Betty Anne; his 5 children, Kristie Leslie (Ryan) Harper, Jarad Fisher(Jenny), Adam Kinakin(Megan) Emerson, Addison and Rhyerson, Steven Kinakin, and Andrew Kinakin(Heidi Merkosky) Madison, Parker; his mother, Norene Penner; 6 brothers and sisters and their families, and an abundance of close friends.

A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at The Cathedral of the Holy Family 123 Nelson Road (use Forestry Farm entrance)on Tuesday, September 17th, at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate your generous donations to Cosmo Industries( – 306-664-3158 ) on behalf of Dave Fisher to support adults with intellectual disabilities.

Dave was a bright light that spread joy to everyone he met, and will be missed immensely. Our lives are forever changed because of him.

Darla Jean Cornea-Kurtenbach

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Darla Cornea-Kurtenbach which occurred on September 3, 2019 at the age of 46 years.

Darla was born on May 30, 1973 and joined her family on July 16, 1973 – a very welcome addition and a welcome playmate for big brother David.  Darla’s first years were spent on the farm – a life she enjoyed. She loved “helping” Dad, getting dirty, tormenting the cats and playing with the dog.  Dressing up and having tea parties were not her thing.  She enjoyed the outdoors and was happy doing whatever possible outside.  She was excited to start school, to ride on the bus, make new friends and learn things. She always did well in school and enjoyed the time she spent there.

Darla married Tim, the love of her life.  Their happiest day by far was when she gave birth to their son, Grayson John.  She was a loving, caring Mother and she leaves Grayson with many happy memories to cherish.  We lost her far too young but we have precious memories which are ours to treasure.

Darla is lovingly survived by; her husband, Tim Kurtenbach; son, Grayson Cornea-Kurtenbach; mother, Jean Cornea; brother, David (Jodie) Cornea; nieces, Shayla BiJoux and Kaitlyn Cornea; along with many cousins, family and friends.  She was predeceased by; her dad, John Cornea.

Funeral Service for Darla will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019 in the Cherished Memories Funeral Chapel, 591 Centennial Drive North, Martensville. Cremation will follow with interment taking place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019 in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon.  Arrangements in care of Cherished Memories.

Noella Marie Petersen

Smile: It doesn’t cost you a thing but it enriches the lives of others!!

Noella was born December 24, 1954 in Val Marie, Saskatchewan to Rosiareo and Rose Bergeron, and passed away September 1, 2019 in Saskatoon, SK. She married the love of her life, Sydney Petersen in 1984 and they shared 34 wonderful years together.

Noella was a very friendly woman who absolutely loved life. She took great pleasure in socializing and could often be found striking up a conversation with a “new friend” as she went about her day. Those around her would often be the recipient of a warm hug in her happiness to see them.

Noella also had a great love for animals, especially cats. She had a few special ones in her life over the years but she really loved any furry friend she happened across and could never pass up an opportunity to get in pet snuggles. To those who knew her it was no surprise to see her sporting a cat shirt as part of her attire.

Noella had many hobbies that brought her satisfaction but she especially loved cooking and baking. She had several opportunities to share her love of cooking with others by spending some time working in restaurants and her vibrant personality coupled with her cooking skills found many customers returning regularly. Each year during the Christmas season she would pour love into her baked goodies and then relish passing them out to those around her.

Noella had a very satisfying work life and was employed in several different capacities throughout her lifetime but she spent the last 30 years working for CNH in Saskatoon.

One of the biggest passions in Noella’s life began when she started riding motorcycles. She started as a bike partner to her husband Syd but secretly always wanted to ride on her own bike. She was so excited when she got her own bike and she loved each opportunity she had to take to the road for another adventure. She shared most of her travels with her husband and road partner Syd and they put on thousands of kilometers each year. True to biker form,  Sturgis was the one place that made the list of places to ride to every year.

Memorial Service was held Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Cherished Memories Chapel in Martensville, SK.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Noella’s honor to the SPCA.

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