Obituaries / Life Stories

Angus Parenteau

On June 2, 2021 Angus William Parenteau died accidently in Saskatoon at the age of 30.

Angus is survived by his parents Ian and Sonia Parenteau, his younger brother Connor Parenteau, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents Ernie and Bev Parenteau, and Ambrose and Mary Korolewich.

Angus was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He attended École Victoria Public School, graduated from Walter Murray Collegiate in 2009, and went on to attend SIAST where he trained as a Heavy Duty Mechanic.

Angus had many friends from school, bagpiping with the 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums, working in restaurants, and camping, fishing, and skiing.

No public memorial service or funeral is planned.

Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory.

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Gerald Bronsch

BRONSCH, Gerald passed away May 30th at the age of 92. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Bev. Children: Marty (Annette) Bronsch, Debbie Mitchener, Julie Urscheler, Brenda (Jack) Campeau and Lori (Dan) Skopyk. Gerald is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and his sisters Geraldine Scott and Shirley Hoskins.

Gerald was especially proud of his grandchildren and always had a wallet of five dollar bills to hand out to the great grandchildren.

Buy yourself some Tic Tac’s and think of him.

“I can’t hear you”…. you can hear us now Dad!

There will be no service at this time.

Cremation arrangements in care of Cherished Memories.

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Jacob Beck

Jacob Beck (Nov 11, 1933 – May 25, 2021)

Jacob passed away at the age of 87 at St. Anne’s Home, Saskatoon, on May 25, 2021.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife Iva, son Jim (Tammy) and grandchildren Carter and Faith, daughter Lana and grandchild Alexa. Jacob was predeceased by his parents and 17 siblings.

Our heartfelt thanks go to the St. Anne’s staff and management for the care and comfort Jacob received throughout his final stage of life.

There will be no service at this time due to Covid.

Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory.

Barbara Deichert

Barbara (Usselman) Deichert

May 4, 1935 – May 19, 2021

 

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Barbara Deichert. She is lovingly survived by her sons Brian and Don Deichert; her grandchildren Jason (Adrienne) Deichert, Krystal (Jason) Mayo, Chelsi Deichert (Tanner Franson), Lindsay Deichert (Dale Piprell), Avery Deichert (Zachary Deiana), Brooklynn Deichert; her great-grandchildren Cody Deichert, Maia Pepler, McKenzie and Hunter Mayo, Bowen Franson, Ember and Cayde Piprell; her brother Eddie Usselman and her sister Elsie (Ron) Senger; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Barb was predeceased by her loving husband Kasper Deichert; son Doug Deichert; parents John and Francis Usselman; brother Leo Usselman; sisters Jennie Graves, Eda Burge and Eva Senger; brothers-in-law Otto Senger, Ray Graves and Jake Getzlaf; sisters-in-law Lorraine Usselman and Veronica Usselman. Barb grew up on the family farm near Allan, SK. She and Kasper married March 01, 1954 and later moved to Saskatoon where she worked for many years doing deliveries for Pinders and the Community Clinic. In the winter months she would frequent Arizona, always bringing back gag gifts to pull pranks on her family. Barb was truly one of a kind. If you didn’t find her in the kitchen cooking wonderful meals, she was dancing, going for a walk, teaching aerobics, or in her living room making people laugh and playing games. Her fun-loving spirit and wonderful sense of humour made a lasting impression on everyone she met. She will be forever loved and missed by her family and friends.

Todd Ronald Wildey

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Todd Ronald Allan Wildey.

Todd was born in Saskatoon on May 22, 1965 at St. Paul’s Hospital and passed away on May 11, 2021 at Royal University Hospital.

Todd was predeceased by his daughter Emily Wildey, mother Hilda Wildey, grandmothers Joan Wildey and Helen Allen and grandfathers Robert (Bob) Wildey and Jack Allen.

Left to cherish his memory are daughters Kaitlin Wildey (Kyle Kostiuk), Hanna Wildey (Joel Wallington), father Dale Wildey, brother Dale Wildey (Robyn Wildey), as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Todd enjoyed playing cards, playing with his grand dogs Marli, Poe, Bella and Lucy, fishing and spending time with family and friends. Todd was also looking forward to becoming a Grandpa for the first time later this year.

Todd graduated grade 12 at Nutana Collegiate and went on to become a truck driver.

Todd was a loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed greatly by many.

Arrangements in care of Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory.

 

Tim Locke

It is with a heavy heart the Locke family announces the passing of Tim Locke on May 13 at the age of 64.

Tim passed unexpectedly from heart complications. He is lovingly survived by his wife Karlene, and his two children Jordan (Jenna) and Alisha.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Arrangements in care of Cherished Memories, Martensville.

Stephen Little

It is with a heavy heart and extreme sadness that the family of Steve Little announce his peaceful passing following a courageous battle with cancer on May 9, 2021 at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Steve was born on May 10, 1961 in Weston, Ontario and after growing up in Ontario, he made his way out west eventually finding his way to Red Deer, Alberta where he met and married Patricia Isabel Nazar on July 21, 2007. Steve and Patricia were blessed to have found one another and were further blessed when they welcomed their beautiful daughter, Isabella Rae, into the world in 2010. There was nothing that made Steve more proud than to be a daddy to Isabella.

Steve can be remembered for his kind soul, his big personality and his wonderfully positive attitude that he maintained to the day he passed. Steve was a most giving person and always went out of his way to make everyone around him feel welcome.  There is not another person like Steve and he will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Steve was 59 when he passed. He is predeceased by his father Harvey Ray Little and mother Mary Agnes Little along with his step mom Ella Little Moonen, sister Marsha O’Donnell and brother Jimmy Little. Steve is survived by his wife, Patricia, and his daughter, Isabella, his brother David (Susan) Little, his sister Sandy (Cal) Shannon in addition to his numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff, nurses and doctors at the Royal University Hospital for the care and support they provided Steve and family.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services & Crematory, Inc. in Martensville, SK at (306) 242-7888.

A celebration of Steve’s life will be held on Saturday June 5, 2021, at 11:30, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Martensville, Sk.

Live streaming of the service will be available at the following links for those who wish to attend virtually.

https://www.faithproductions.ca/livestream   or  https://youtu.be/GqfaSC1EzuU

 

Beatrice Brock

Brock, Beatrice Georgina Grace (Mitchell), born September 13, 1940 in Stonewall Manitoba to Andrew and Grace Mitchell. Passed away May 3, 2021 in Saskatoon at Stensrud Lodge.

Her family moved to Saskatoon in 1945 and in 1947 they moved to 326 1st Street East where she resided for most of her life. Beatrice attended school, worked, and got married in Saskatoon where she raised her family with husband, Clayton Walter Brock. Beatrice met and married Clayton Brock in Saskatoon in 1963. Her son Wendell Jay Brock and daughter Cynthia Lynn Brock were born in Saskatoon. Her son Wendell married Oda Umunkunzi, July 2011, in Edmonton, AB, and now lives in Meadow Lake Saskatchewan with their children Brenda 23, Jordan 15, Josiah 8, and Cailah 5, and survived by her nephew Andrew Mitchell. She is also survived also by brother in-law Arvin Brock and wife Cathy, brother in-law George Grimeau, and numerous nieces and nephews. Her extended family of numerous cousins and family are scattered throughout Western Canada, Ontario, and a few in the United States.

She is predeceased by her parents Andrew and Grace Mitchell, parents in-law Walter and Margaret Brock, brother Graham Mitchell and sister-in-law Rosella Mitchell, and sister-in-law Marilyn Grimeau.

Beatrice Brock divided her time with casual work and her family. She also looked after her mother, Grace, until she went into a Lodge. She spent a lot of time volunteering throughout the years with church activities and numerous sport venues in Saskatoon. One that was special to her was Curling. She loved to watch and volunteer her time with curling. Beatrice attended the Saskatoon Apostolic Church (Full Gospel) from when she was a child. She attended youth group, where she met her husband Clayton, bible studies, children’s ministries, and women’s aglow when she was older. With the church she also volunteered with the church camp, Kedleston Gospel Camp until 1984. In 1984 her family started attending St. Stephen’s Anglican church where she was involved in many bible study groups, Alpha, Marriage-In-Counter retreats, and volunteered throughout the church.

Outside of church she volunteered with three organizations alongside with her husband Clayton Brock; the Western Development Museum, Saskatoon Police Services, and St. John’s Ambulance. Over the years of her volunteering and church groups she has made many friends who have been a big part of her life. She is missed every day.

If you wish to donate: Please donate to Western Development Museum and her church St. Stephen’s Anglican Church.

A Private Family Service will be held at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church.

Arrangements in care of Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory.

Dorothy Upton

                                                     Dorothy “Dot” Patricia (Campbell) Upton

March 1, 1932 – April 29, 2021

It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother (GG).

Mom led her life with honesty, integrity, faith and beauty. She was the youngest of nine children born in the Campbell home of 221 where over 45 years ago she returned to raise her family and stay until just days before she passed. She was a woman of strength who independently raised her 6 children and proudly dedicated 35 years to a career at St. Paul’s Hospital, which is where she peacefully spent her last few days. Mom was ever positive, always considering obstacles as adventures.

Mom was a world traveler. Her adventures took her all over Europe and the UK including Northern Ireland (the Campbell homeland), to New York (Broadway shows), San Francisco, Las Vegas, Hawaii many times, the east coast of USA and Canada, not to mention countless trips to the west coast to visit her Campbell siblings and son, Jay. She even took all 6 of us on a train to the west coast, what a brave woman! Much of her travels were planned around the horse races (it was in her blood!), such as the Kentucky Derby and Woodbine in Toronto. She and her dearest friend, Doreen Miller were regulars at Marquis Downs and frequented the Winner’s Circle on many occasions.

Mom was a published poet, wonderful sketch artist, gardener and songbird, but more than anything her passion for photography was legendary. She could often be seen with 3 cameras strung around her neck. She was our keeper of memories. She cherished the finer things in life, and we all loved when it was our turn to join her at the many ballets, musicals and concerts she took us to over the years, most notably the Saskatoon Symphony as she held season tickets. She especially enjoyed the various performances of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, with a special love for Irish dancing (naturally). And if you knew Mom, you knew she could outwalk anyone!

Mom will forever be loved and missed by her children Carole (Yars) Hawryliw, Nancy, Jay (Vivian), Rodney, Albert (Analou), Kathleen (Richard) and honorary son, Tony Mark. Her Grandchildren, Ryan (Jeanette), Shannon, Sean, Kayley, Melanie, Nigel, Jasmine, Patrick, Daniel, Jesse, Luc and Max. Great Grandchildren, Madison, Noah, Caleb, Roxy, Amour, Laila, Taylor, Braelyn, Nathan, Liam, Colin, Kaytis, Jade, Absolum, Tessa, Jessean and Olivia. As well as her brother Daniel (Mary aka Jiggs), sister Bonnie (Vic) Ring, her sister-in-law Earlene (Lloyd) Manz and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mom has joined in heaven her grandson Matthew, along with many Campbell angels; her parents Marie and Patrick Campbell, siblings Fran (Vicki), Patrick Malachy (Doris), Agnes (Bill), Mary (Ted), Lee, Ray and also her closest companion, Doreen Miller. By now Mom has taken a beautiful group photo of this reunion.

Mom, Grandma, GG, you were our everything. Until we meet again. Bye Bye.

A private family funeral will take place at St. Mary’s Parish. If you wish, donations can be made to the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra or the Meewasin Valley Authority.

Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory.

Terrance Cheney

It is with great sadness that the family of Terrance Winston Cheney announces his passing on Monday, April 19, 2021, at the age of 80, after being hospitalized with heart issues.

He was predeceased by his parents, Alvah Samuel Cheney and Grace Naomi (Smith) Cheney, his brothers Melvin Cheney and Jack Cheney, his sister Pearl Jessup, brother-in-law Robert Jessup, parents-in-law George and Earla Williamson, and sister-in-law Shirley Williamson.

He will forever be remembered by his wife Linda Lee Cheney, their sons Trent (Tracy) Cheney and Glen Cheney, grandson Creston Cheney, brother Gordon (Doris) Cheney, sister Gail (Leo) Cote, sisters-in-law, Suzanne (Jack) Prosser and Gay (Lyndon) Popovitch, brothers-in-law, George Williamson and Michael (Lynn) Williamson, as well as many dear nieces and nephews and close friends.

Terry was born on a farm near Leask, SK, attending Evergreen School until his family moved into Leask where he attended Leask High School. While in high school, he worked at Sprigg’s Meat Market on evenings and weekends. In 1961, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force working in weaponry. He took a leave in 1964 to attend Marcelin High School to upgrade his Grade 12 marks to University standards. Upon his release from the Air Force, he attended the University of Saskatchewan for one year.

He met Linda Williamson in 1967, and they were married in the summer of 1968. He studied accounting at the Saskatoon Business College. The couple’s first son, Trent, was born in 1971. They moved to Loon Lake in 1973 and back to Saskatoon 1974 after the birth of their second son, Glen, in March. Most of his career was spent in accounting with Nutrien (originally the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Cory Division).

He played and coached softball, enjoyed hunting and fishing, loved working on his model train set, and enjoyed carpentry. He was the president of the Vanscoy Community Recreation Board. He retired at the end of December, 2004, but continued to do the hobbies that he enjoyed the most.

He was a family man with a big heart and a sly smile and a witty sense of humour. He always took time for his wife and his kids and was always willing to lend a hand to friends and family.

He will be dearly missed by all that knew him.

A celebration of his life will be arranged for later in the summer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan online at

https://alzheimer.ca/sk/en/about-us/alzheimer-society-saskatchewan or by mail at the address below:

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan

301-2550 12th Avenue

Regina SK S4P 3X1

Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory.

Benjamyn Amendt

Benjamyn Scott Amendt passed away at his home in Saskatoon on April 23, 2021. He is predeceased by his great grandpa, Reinhold Amendt; his grandpa, Albert Konowski; his uncle, Shawn Konowski and his aunt, Areta Konowski.  

Ben will always be loved and missed by his parents, Scott and Neysa Amendt; his sisters, Abigail (Jacob) Morton and Kadianne Amendt; his great grandma, Tena Amendt; his grandpa, Vern Amendt; his grandma, Carol (Herb) Norenberg and so many more family and friends.

Ben has left an ache in our hearts that will remain until the resurrection promise from Jehovah is fulfilled; this was his heartfelt hope. (Acts 24:15; Rev 21:3, 4) His vibrant, kind spirit shone through any troubled times he endured. Ben is at peace and in Jehovah’s memory.

A memorial service will be held via Zoom on May 8th, 2021 at 1:30 PM (Saskatchewan time). If interested in attending, please contact Cherished Memories funeral home by email (cherishedmemories@sasktel.net) or phone number (306.242.7888) for the Zoom meeting code and password.

 Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Home and Crematory.

Patsy Kauk

Patsy Lee Kauk

It is with heavy hearts that our family announces the peaceful passing of our shining light, Patsy Lee Kauk on April 22, 2021. Patsy was born in Lethbridge on April 8, 1950 to Patrick and Elna Burke. She was the 2nd of four children, Jane, Barry and Jo-Anne. She met her husband Rick while working at the Scotiabank and they married June 2, 1979 in Saskatoon. She is survived by her two sisters; Jane (Greg) and Jo-Anne (Brian) and her three children, Richelle (Doug), Karissa (Scott), Derrick (Baylee) and her two grandchildren, Allie and Emily. She cherished her many nieces, nephews, incredible friends and her sweet Josie. Patsy was full of love, laughter and truly wanted to live, give and travel into old age. She received her Cancer diagnosis March 8, 2021 and was taken from us far too soon. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” Mathew 5:9

A Private family funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11am at Resurrection Lutheran Church. The service will be available via livestream at aspenfilms.ca/martens. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory of Martensville.

Douglas Miller

Douglas Miller

September 11, 1957 – April 23, 2021

Doug passed away at his home in Saskatoon after a lengthy and painful battle with cancer. Thanks to a wonderful Palliative Care team he was able to be at home with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife Laurie, daughter Nicole (Ryan) Kobelsky and their children Chloe and Hannah; daughter Dani and her daughter Reanne Brenner. Also survived by his mother Joy Miller, brothers Darwin, Clayton (Tammy) and Jason (Rachelle); and sister Patti (Dave) Sawchuk and nieces and nephews; his “spare daughter” Sam Yachiw (Joe Omelian) and the Stokes clan (Laurie’s family) who had always treated him like another sibling. He was predeceased by his father Charles Miller and his Grandparents Frank and Eva Holdner.

Doug started school at Strawberry School near the family farm. When his family moved to Young he continued his education there. Due to severe injuries sustained in a car accident he did not complete grade 12 but was very proud to obtain his GED at a later time.

He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting and fishing or just plain being out in the country. He spent a great deal of time in his camper/summer home which was located in a neighbor’s yard near the family farm. He enjoyed farming and was grateful to be able to keep his Class 1 licence long enough to help his brothers with last year’s harvest. His last trip to the farm was this spring where he got to visit with his brothers and friends and see the spring calves.

His wife and children always came first in his life. When his job with the CN started moving him farther and farther away from home to places he couldn’t take his family, he gave up the job he loved to be home with them. After that he had several jobs including long haul trucking and semitrailer technician. He was employed as a shunt driver with Basic Truck and Trailer when he was forced to quit work because of his illness.

Doug was a beautiful old time dancer and in fact met his wife because of that (she was the only one there who could do a polka and an old time waltz). He and Laurie would take Nicole and Dani to Danceland in Watrous where Laurie would teach them how to keep time to the music and Doug would teach them all the old time dances which he had learned from his Grandparents Frank and Eva.

Summers were largely spent camping at Cypress Hills where he would set up a tent and dining shelter which could withstand any weather.

His ability to fix almost anything was legendary and he was willing to help anyone who needed it. His ability with plants was amazing. He kept a geranium Nicole had started in high school alive for over 20 years. He loved roses and his front flower bed was always a neighborhood showpiece.

His children were his pride and joy. He was so proud of the parents they became saying he must have taught them their parenting skills.

He and Laurie celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on August 30th, 2020. Due to Covid they were unable to take the trip they had planned but Dani and Nicole arranged a celebration in the backyard with their wedding party.

Doug was very social and made friends wherever he went. His outgoing personality, quick wit and willingness to help anyone in need endeared him to all he met.

There will be no service at this time but once restrictions are eased there will be a public celebration and his friends and family will all be invited to have a drink on Doug and tell stories.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to STARS or the Palliative Care program (St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation) in Doug’s memory.

Doug – The Hunter, our Hero and the Heart of our Family. Loved and missed forever.

Arrangements in care of Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory.

Sandra Snell

December 19, 1943 to April 18, 2021 77 years

Sandra Gail was born near Venn on the family homestead to Raymond and Ada Carlson.  December 19 was the night of the school Christmas concert and Ada caused some excitement when she needed the mid-wife, who was leading the concert! Sandra was one of 11 children and had 7 brothers and 3 sisters. Sandra began her education at Boulder Lake school, then went to the Venn school and graduated from high school in Watrous. She was a natural at school, completing a couple grades in one year.

Sandra married Howard Snell September 9, 1960.  Howard and Sandra had 5 children, David, Susie, Darryl, Curtis and Ward.  They moved out to the Snell family farm in 1966 where they remained until 2018 when they moved into Watrous. Sandra managed the home and garden while finding time to keep the farmers fed, sometimes dragging all 5 kids to the field with the meals.

Once Sandra’s own children left the nest, she continued to babysit and provide compassionate, nurturing care to many families.  The Schaans, Engles, Westbys, and Edigers will all likely have a babysitting story to tell about how Sandra helped with caregiving.  She was a loving and caring person and enjoyed watching the children grow for nearly 20 years.

Howard and Sandra always grew a massive garden.  Even when they moved off the farm, Sandra continued that tradition, borrowing a neighbour’s plot, in addition to her own garden space.  She was generous with her garden, providing produce to all who needed.  Sandra canned vegetables such as tomatoes, corn, and beans as well as made jam.  Her dill pickles are heralded by her grandchildren, who are now spoiled and won’t eat anything but.

Sandra loved word games of all kinds.  She wouldn’t hold back in Scrabble and looked forward to the Saturday cross-word puzzle in the weekly paper.  She completed many jigsaw puzzles over the years, one her favorites was a puzzle of the farmhouse, which is hanging in the living room of the house in town.  Sandra enjoyed crib and other card games as well.

Sandra’s family would like to thank Dr. Choudhary, Health care nurses and staff and the many family, friends and neighbors for their care and support during this difficult time.

Sandra is pre-deceased by her parents Raymond and Ada; father in-law and mother in-law Bert and Mildred; son in law Sean; sister Trish; brothers Robbie, Ricky, Ross and Glenn; brothers in-law Lou and Vic; brother and sister in-law Robert and Elaine.

Sandra is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Howard.  Her children: David (Corina), Susie, Darryl (Sheila), Curtis (Marla), Ward (Kyla) and many Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren; Siblings Ken(Joan), Pearl, Alan(Marilyn), Deanna, and Hugh(Cheryl) as well as sisters in law Anne, Betty and Nelda.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Venn Cemetery or Watrous Community Health Foundation.

As per Sandra’s request a Private Family Interment will held at a later date.

Marilyn Symons

Dorothy Marilyn (Bragg) Symons – 1946 – 2021

Marilyn passed away in the Palliative Ward of the St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon on Monday April 12, 2021.

Marilyn was born in Calgary, Alberta, into a close-knit extended family. She often told stories of family outings and holidays spent together, including many great memories of time spent in Bragg Creek. As was typical of her generation, she graduated with her nursing certification, but found nursing was not her calling. Throughout, she had a zest for life and for seeing the open road. From the time she was little on many family trips, to her later years, packing up in a motor home and heading east to follow her Nova Scotia roots.

Marilyn was known as “Mom” to many more than just Carolyn and Bill. Her maternal influence was felt by the youth she spent many years chaperoning at the Calgary Stampede and during her time with “Hidy & Howdy” at the Calgary Winter Olympics.

She was living in Calgary when her brother Dan fell ill with cancer and was his primary caretaker as things progressed toward hospice care there. It filled Marilyn’s heart with joy to see Dan reconnect with his own children and first grandson.

History and genealogy were hobbies that were inspired by her travels and she could recite names, dates, and historical references up and down both sides of our family tree. This passion was also the inspiration for an unforgettable and very special trek Marilyn organized with her cousin, John.  Sixty-six adventurers who shared a common ancestor cross back over the pond from North America to place a new headstone at the church cemetery of one of our common ancestors in the village of Chaffcombe in Somerset England in 2014.

A related passion project that grew out of her genealogical research was the sharing of stories of our direct family who were killed or died as a result of combat in the First World War. She was so touched when her grandson Mark, who has also studied military history, accepted the responsibility of seeing her most recent manuscript published in her memory.

As time progressed and Marilyn experienced some health challenges, she moved to Carolyn and Shane’s ranch near Saskatoon to live with them and further deepen the family’s prairie roots. She enjoyed the busyness of farm life, such as the visitors who stopped by and chatting with grandkids about their hopes and dreams. She loved to see us out riding, and to sit out and watch an epic prairie sunset. There was always Crown Royal in the cupboard and one of the dogs snoozing at her feet. Marilyn enjoyed many family dinners with Bill’s family, including annual trek to Pike Lake for a fall picnic breakfast.

We all had a very special visit at the ranch for several days when Marilyn’s “baby” sister Suzanne and her husband Mike came to stay in 2019. We were so shocked and saddened not only by the sudden loss of Suzanne following surgery in January 2020, and mom was not able physically to make the trip for the funeral. Who knew that just a few short weeks later the whole world would change for all of us…

While we were so vigilant to protect Marilyn from exposure to COVID, we were unprepared for the rapid decline that was ultimately diagnosed as advanced stage cancer. Right up to the end she remained positive about a life well lived without regret. She wanted to share this: “Do not stand by and watch me go; but come with me on this journey.” She said she was not afraid, but rather more curious than anything else. The move to palliative care meant that she was able to see not only Carolyn, but the rest of Carolyn and Bill’s families as well. We were there to comfort her in her final hours as best we could.

Marilyn is survived by daughter Carolyn (Shane) Kemps, grandchildren Zachary & Megan, son Bill (Margaret) Symons, grandson Mark (Amanda), nephew Russel (Linda) Martin and sons Roan and Kieran, niece Danielle (Jay) Sabourin and son Alex, brother-in-law Mike Levanas, niece Danielle Levanas (Carlos) Santangelo and son Remy, and niece Virginia Levanas. She is also survived her best friend, kindred spirit, and travelling companion, Ann Taylor.

The family wishes to let everyone know that when we can gather, and borders are reopened, we will plan a wake and get together in Bragg Creek, Alberta to celebrate the lives of Marilyn and her sister, Suzanne, with all who are able to join us.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn’s memory can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon https://www.stpaulshospital.org/foundation/donate/donate.php

Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory.

Charles “George” Hainsworth

George passed away peacefully at his home on April 1, 2021 with family by his side. He was 92.

George was born on June 12, 1928 in Sioux Lookout, Ontario to Charles and Alice Hainsworth. Following graduation, George worked as a locomotive engineer for the CN Railroad for many years. He then became the National Vice President of the International Union Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. George travelled extensively across Canada and the USA for work. He spoke fondly of his trips to Europe to visit his daughter Alice and her husband Mike in Germany where Mike played hockey. After retiring, George sought out and reconnected with his high school sweetheart, Viola Folkes. After a 3-year courtship, they took us all by surprise and eloped to Vancouver to get married in 2001. Together they had a wonderful time travelling to Mexico, Hawaii, and across Canada. George and Viola were able to remain in their home until 2018 receiving assistance from Viola’s family and caring neighbours.

George was predeceased by his parents, brother Arthur, and stepdaughter Adele Crocker.

George is survived by his loving wife of 20 years Viola Folkes, his children Charles Hainsworth (Debra), Alice Bruce (Mike), Viola’s daughter Donna Lee (Bob), and Son-in-law Neil Crocker. George was a proud Grandpa to 9 Grandsons and 8 Great Grandchildren.

The family would like to thank all of George’s caregivers and most recently, the staff at Diamond House Senior Care Home in Warman, who provided warm and compassionate care over the past few months. At George’s request, there will be no funeral service.

John Lapshinoff

John David Lapshinoff

August 23, 1949 – March 25, 2021

It is with broken hearts and profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of John Lapshinoff, loving husband, father and grandfather, on March 25, 2021. John went to be with the Lord after a valiant year and a half struggle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

John is survived by his loving wife Muriel (nee Deault), daughters Andrea (Bruce) Klassen and Jacqualine Haller (nee Lapshinoff) and stepson Aaron (Lisa) Pelletier. He will be dearly missed by his three grandchildren Emily and Ava Klassen and Natalie Pelletier. He is also lovingly remembered by his brother Peter (Mildred) Lapshinoff and his nephew Jonathan Lapshinoff, as well as his cousins and extended family. He will be missed by his Godchildren Jeremy Johnson and Sandra Naconechney, as well as his many friends and former co-workers.

John was predeceased by his father John Lapshinoff in 1974 and his mother Doris Lapshinoff (nee Lazaroff) in 2007.

John was born on August 23, 1949 in Kamsack and grew up in Veregin, SK. He attended school in both townships. He then graduated from Steinbach College in Manitoba. His career spanned the fields of farming, business management, sales and he ended up retiring from Corrections in 2015. John enjoyed his retirement to the fullest, spending time with family and friends and enjoying their cottage at Emma Lake which kept him busy with projects and provided time to relax and enjoy life. He also enjoyed travelling to Jamaica, Hawaii, the USA and many destinations within Canada. He was adventurous in his travels and was always open to trying new experiences such as cliff diving and parasailing. He enjoyed visiting with friends over coffee, especially his long-time friend Cal.

On Sept. 20, 2019 John was diagnosed with ALS. With great strength, courage and dignity he faced the many challenges and obstacles associated with this debilitating disease.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Kerri Schellenberg and the ALS team at Saskatoon City Hospital, to Dr. Keith Clark, home care and the many health care providers. Our deep appreciation and sincere gratitude is extended to the Palliative Care team of physicians and nurses at St. Paul’s Hospital, who provided exceptional care and compassion to John during the final stages of his illness.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private family service will be held on March 31, 2021 at Cherished Memories Funeral Services in Martensville, SK.

A private interment will take place in the Garden of the Good Shepherd at Saskatoon Hillcrest Memorial Garden. To send written condolences, please visit www.saskfunerals.ca

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of John to the following:

The ALS Society of Saskatchewan
2430 8th Ave. Unit C
Regina, SK
S4R 5E3

The Lighthouse Supported Living – Saskatoon
304 – 2nd Ave. South
Saskatoon, SK
S7K 1L1

 

Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services & Crematory.

 

Timothy Cardinal

Our charismatic, beautiful, talented son and brother Timothy Robert Cardinal passed away unexpectedly at the young age of Thursday March 4 th 2021 at his home in Saskatoon. Timothy leaves to mourning his parents; Vanity (Kevin) Aschenbrenner, Robert (Laurie) Cardinal, his sisters Andrea (Fraser) Heddon, Jodi (Ryan) Morgenstern, Hailey Cardinal (Brandon Haduik), Samantha Cardinal, Cheyenne Aschenbrenner and brother’s Jarett (Carlee) Aschenbrenner, Chase Aschenbrenner. Nieces; Aubrey, Kollyns Heddon, Nephews; Dentyn, Kacey Heddon, Rhett Morgenstern. Timothy loved so many and was loved by so many more. A very talented musician who could play any instrument. He had a huge heart, and often give the clothes off his back to someone who needed it more than he, even his shoes and would go barefoot. We loved Timothy with all our hearts, but we now know that was not enough to shield him from the world. The worry that we have felt watching Timothy struggle, has been replaced by a deep feeling of loss that now exists knowing we will never see his smiling face and those piercing beautiful blue eyes again. We know he is in a much better place; safe, free from pain with his Granny who is waiting with open arms for her “Tim Bug”. Tim you will always be our “forever missing piece”. Blessed are The Weird People, The Poets & Misfits, The Artists, The Writers & Music Makers, The Dreamers and The Outsiders for they force us to see THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY Goodbye Tim, we love you and miss you dearly. A private family service will take place at a later date. The family requests that any donations in memory of Timothy be made to Salvation Army Saskatoon. www.salvationarmysaskatoon.org

Gladys Cooper

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Gladys M. Cooper on March 15, 2021 at St. Paul’s Hospital. Gladys was born July 20, 1931 in Tuxford, SK. The family later moved to the Baildon district where she attended Cataraqui School and the Moose Jaw Technical School (A. E. Peacock). She was employed at Robin Hood Flour Mill in both Moose Jaw and later in Saskatoon, where she retired.

Gladys loved animals – she raised many horses, cows, dogs, and cats. She enjoyed trail rides, especially in Kananaskis where she liked to ride and camp in the mountains.

Predeceased by her parents Reginald and Mary, brother Allan and sister-in-law Beryl, she is survived by her partner Wayne McKeown; sister Marlene (Dennis) Down, Parkbeg; nieces Shelley Cooper, Calgary, Mary-Lou (Hans) Saeby, Malibu CA, Patti (Greg) Harrison, Saskatoon, and nephew Bradley (Tess) Cooper, Calgary, AB.

Cremation has taken place. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, no service is planned at present.

Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services & Crematory.
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