Obituaries / Life Stories

Signa “Siggie” Johnson

September 2, 1923 -November 28, 2020

Signa “Siggie” Genevieve Johnson of Saskatoon, SK, passed away peacefully at Royal University Hospital on November 28, 2020 following a brief illness at the age of 97.  She is lovingly remembered by her brother-in-law Terry Manley, nieces Grace (Norm) Skrudland, Marie (Dennis) Johnston, Margaret England, Kelly (Kevin) Wist, Mary-Ann (James) Brown, Carol (Ken) Steinitz, nephews John (Jeanette) Boquist, Keith (Lorna) Boquist, Dwayne (Darlene) Boquist, numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.  Siggie was predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Ronneberg, daughter Anne Howard, sisters Anna Morton, Mabel Boquist, Bergit Manley, cousin Gladys Mc Dougall and ex-husband Edwin Johnson.

Siggie was born on September 2, 1923 on the family farm near Norquay, Saskatchewan.  She spent her early years working within the local farming community until she became a clerk at the Rexall Drug Store in Norquay.  Siggie then moved to Regina where she enjoyed working as a beautician in the cosmetics department at Tamblyn’s Rexall Drug Store.  She returned to Norquay and married Edwin Johnson in 1961 and their daughter, Anne, was born in 1964.  In 1971 Siggie and Anne moved to Saskatoon and became members of St. Martin’s United Church.  Siggie enjoyed being part of the church community.  Siggie spent many years as a custodian of two apartment buildings in the Avalon Community.  She made many friends with the tenants and workers who assisted her with the maintenance of the buildings.  Everyone appreciated her efforts to keep the hallways, staircases and laundry rooms in spotless condition.  In 2013 Siggie moved to Luther Tower and then joined Jan’s Care Home in 2016 where she received wonderful care and tenderness from Jan, her staff and the residents.  Siggie will be remembered for her kindness, honesty, genuine caring nature and her ability to prepare a special luncheon on short notice.  Her home was always a welcome place for gathering to share stories and strengthen bonds with family and friends.  This remarkable woman was a loving sister, sister-in-law, wife, mother, auntie and friend.  Siggie’s quiet manner, smile, unique comments and laughter were gifts she shared with others.  We will truly miss our special visits with Auntie Siggie.

A private celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  We hope Siggie’s family and friends will find their own way to celebrate her life.  The family would like to thank the staff at RUH (6200 Unit) for the caring and compassion provided for Siggie during her final two weeks of life.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Martin’s United Church or a charity of your choice in Siggie’s memory.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services & Crematory.

 

Sam Reddekopp

March 11, 1947 – November 26, 2020

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Sam Reddekopp who went home to be with his Lord and Saviour This occurred on November 26, 2020 at the Royal University Hospital. Sam was 73.

Sam is lovingly survived by his children Vince, Lorna (Mark) Ashworth, Chris (Natalie); Grandchildren Jennifer (Scott) Cameron, Dustin, Teya, Caleb, Josiah, Kyla, Shantel and Kaitlin; 3 Great-Grandchildren; siblings Adina Borzush, Alvin (Mary), Norma (Clarence) Suppes, Elaine (Richard) Meyer, Freda (Dan) Nutter; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A big thank you to Dad’s very special friend, Samaya. Sam’s family will have a Private Service in his honor at a later date. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services & Crematory.

Donna Duxbury

September 14, 1938-November 19, 2020

Our mother, Audrey Donna Duxbury, “Donna” passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 19th, 2020 after bravely battling Multiple Sclerosis and other serious health issues for over 43 years.  Donna was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 14th, 1938 the eldest of three children born to Ray & Audrey Meneer.  Sister, Brenda arrived 15 months later and brother, Bryan, 10 years after Brenda.  They were a very close, loving family.

In 1952, at the tender age of 14, after begging her parents to go to the Christian School, Mom left home to attend Radville Christian College in Saskatchewan where her father was chairman of the board.  She took Grades 9-11 there, however, returned to Winnipeg for Grade 12 when she became engaged and after graduating, married Albert Kleppe on November 24, 1956.

Sherry was born a year later and in January 1958 the 19 year old couple moved with their 3 month old daughter to Abilene, Texas for further education. Laurie was born in 1959 and the family moved to Saskatoon in 1960-62 where Danny was born in February 1961, so Mom had 3 children by age 22.  In 1963 our family moved to Tennessee for 2 years for Dad to attend Freed-Hardeman University and then Texas for another 2 years to attend Abilene Christian University. During those years, while raising 3 children, Mom worked as a dorm mother at Freed-Hardeman College as well as a secretary in the office of a lumber company and bookkeeper at Holland’s Department Store in Jackson, Tenn.  In Texas she worked at a car dealership, waitressed at the Red Barn Restaurant, and later worked as a bookkeeper for an Insurance Company.

In 1966 our family moved to Somerville, Tennessee where Dad preached full-time and Mother was the epitome of a preacher’s wife. Mom has always been a larger than life, action-oriented person but she thrived in her role and participated in her community and church to the max.  Her volunteer activities included: Room mother, Sunday school teacher, Scout leader, Leadership trainer, Band Parent Volunteer, Chaperone, President of the Homemaker’s club and President and Secretary Treasurer for the School Association as well as substitute teaching at the public school for several years.

Meanwhile, Mom took the time to add two more treasures to our family.  Kevin was born in December 1968 and sweet baby Greg was born in September 1970 in Memphis, Tennessee.

In August 1971 our family moved to Weyburn, Saskatchewan to work with Western Christian College. It was a sad time for Mom leaving all her dear friends in Somerville as it was the longest our family had lived anywhere and there are deep roots that remain there to this day.  However, Mom tackled her new role with gusto, teaching Sunday school, selling Tupperware, working as a cook at two local restaurants, bowling in the local league and having a roast in the oven every Sunday.   She would put the roast in before we left the house, while trying to get a 1 and 3 year old dressed for church and making herself presentable.  Luckily Sherry and Laurie were babysitting age and could watch the younger kids as she rushed home between Sunday school and the service to throw in carrots and potatoes so everything would be done when church got out.

We had company every Sunday and Mom was always hospitable either inviting out-of-town visitors or those going through hard times or just sad or lonely.  A couple of Christmases Mom invited a gentleman notoriously known in Weyburn for his chronic inebriation for Christmas dinner.  This went well until he shared the news at the local barber shop that Mom had a crush on him, so sadly Mom’s generosity felt the need to have limits.  Though after the initial shock of the situation, we have chuckled about this over the years.

In 1974, Mom became an insurance agent with Pioneer Life and in 1975 was promoted to district manager.  Her sales were so good she won a trip to Jamaica that Aunt Brenda went with her on and Dad referred to her as the 4 “S” woman… “Super Saleswoman of Southern Saskatchewan”!  However, it wasn’t long after this trip that Mom began having health issues and not feeling her usual sunny self…in March 1977 she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and had to curtail her activities.

After about a year of confinement due to mobility problems, pain, numbness and speech difficulty, she started to see a glimmer of hope.  Mom credits some supportive family, neighbors and friends with helping her get back to the real world again.  In 1979, after years of frustration, Mom moved to Regina with her youngest sons Kevin, 11 and Greg 9 and started a new chapter in her life.

As Mom learned to cope with her illness, she again began to channel her resources to help others.  She counselled many newly diagnosed MS patients as well as their family members.

In November of 1982, Mom married John Duxbury and with his help and support in 1983 gathered a group together and organized a Multiple Sclerosis Chapter in Weyburn, which she served as President of till 1993.  In 1988 Mom coordinated an annual campaign which allowed them to have an active chapter, contribute to Provincial conferences and donate funds for research. Mom also served 8 years as President of the Saskatchewan Voice of the Handicapped, now renamed Saskatchewan Voice of People with Disabilities.

John was the wind beneath Mom’s wings always backing her in all her endeavors and with his help, she was able to serve on the Provincial Health Council for three years as well as serving on the Canadian Council of the Disabled in Ottawa and Winnipeg from 1994-2004.  During their marriage John and Mom travelled extensively throughout North America and enjoyed many idyllic summers with friends and family at their cabin at Rabbit Lake.

Tragically, in October 1996, Mom lost John to a massive heart attack.  Since that time, Mom has called Saskatoon home and for the last several years resided at Elim Lodge where some of her lifelong friends live such as Al and Annadaughn Falkingham, Maureen Fleming, Hugh and Irene Lock, Glen Start and Jean and Barney Borsheim.  Mom felt so blessed to reconnect with them in retirement and thoroughly enjoyed her life at Elim Lodge.  Mom was a member of the Saskatoon Church of Christ and had many dear friends there, that are too numerous to name.

Mom was an avid and competitive scrabble player, and spent many evenings playing with friend Donna or maybe Judy….she loved watching curling and especially enjoyed going out to eat with anyone willing to go! Mom loved dining out and celebrating birthdays with Pat, Maureen and her many friends…again we are afraid to name names for fear of leaving someone out.  Mom was especially blessed to have Maureen come to visit and give her communion on Sunday afternoons as more often than not she could not make it to church.

There are also special friends and families Mom adopted as a Mom/Grandma throughout the years some of these include: Joy Sowah and family, Temi Adewolu and Family, Fred & Neda Rezvani & Family, Mikiko Ichiyanagi from Japan and Rayland Li and Alexander Li of Hong Kong. She loved you all dearly!

We would like to give special mention to Fred who Mom met as her taxi driver and who bought her groceries, took her to appointments and did all kinds of errands so that she could remain in her apartment independently.  Fred’s wife, Neda gave Mom manicures and pedicures and kindly helped her with other chores. Fred went above and beyond for Mom even driving her all the way to Regina and Weyburn to see family.  Fred was with Mom at the end when she went to be with the Lord.  Mom loved Fred, Neda and their beautiful children, Adrian and Radin and this wonderful, loving, selfless couple will always be special to our family.

Mom’s compassionate heart for others has received recognition over the years. She has received awards for her contributions and accomplishments including the YWCA Women of Distinction Award for her contribution to rural communities, the Governor General’s 125 Anniversary Commemorative Medal for Community Service, Certificate of Merit, Certificate of Inspiration, Shelley Gronnerud Memorial Award, Jack Funk Award, Award of Distinction from the Provincial MS Society, and most recently the International Women’s Award for her work with refugees.

Through all of life’s difficulties and chronic health challenges, Donna has credited her strong faith in God for getting her through.  When she was diagnosed with MS in 1977, the prognosis was not good, though she has had relapses and battled breast cancer and most recently heart problems, she kept a positive and upbeat attitude. Mom’s strength and determination have been an inspiration to us all… both family and friends alike rise up and call her “Blessed” and celebrate an extraordinary life well-lived…

Donna was predeceased by the love of her life, John Harding Duxbury,  her parents, Ray and Audrey Meneer, brother, Bryan Meneer and nephew, Jay Griffin, brother-in-laws, Albert Duxbury and Art Duxbury, sister-in-law Shirley Duxbury and first husband, Albert Peter Kleppe.

Donna leaves to mourn her five children Sherry-Dawn (Vern) Mebs, Laurie Lee (Kevin) Kleppe-Snelling, Daniel Kleppe, Kevin Duxbury and Greg (Mary) Duxbury, ten grandchildren, Tiffany, Tyler, Crystal (Jarrett), Dan (Natanielle), Don (Kelsey), Zach, Clayton, Matthew (Caitlyn), Keenan, Caitlyn, nine great-grandchildren, Mikael, Isaac, Solomon, Nora, Emma, Ellie, Aliyah, Astrid and Amari.

In Ontario, Donna is survived by her dear sister, Brenda Griffin, and sister-in-law Susan (Ken) Magill, nephew Mark (Tina) Griffin, grand-nephew, Jonah, grand-nieces Rachael, Hilary (Brian); in New York niece Drs. Marcia (Ken) Hansraj , grand-nephew Jonathan; in Oregon, Nate (Emily) Meneer.  In Winnipeg, brother-in-law, Karl (Betty) Kleppe, Nieces, Carrie (Garry) Tanchuk and Susan Kleppe, grand-nephews, Hayden and Tyler; in Texas brother-in-law, Don (Paula) Kleppe, former sister-in-law, Nancy (Viggo) Ulrich, nephews, Jonathan (Jennifer) Kleppe and Stephen (Jodie) Kleppe, grand-nephews, Logan and Spencer and grand-niece, Paisley. As well as numerous cousins, extended family, and life-long friends and church family throughout Canada and the US, especially in Tennessee, Texas, California, Colorado, New York, Maine and Kentucky.

Due to the Corona virus quarantine a Memorial video will be made available at a later date as well as private Memorial service.  In lieu of flowers please donate to the charity of your choice or consider Mom’s favorites, the MS Society, The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Saskatoon Church of Christ.

God Bless and Stay Safe!

 

 

Rosalind Oleksuik

April 5, 1937 – November 15, 2020

Rosalind went peacefully to her heavenly home after a brief illness and is now in Jesus’s loving arms and re-united with her husband Julian.

She was a loving mother, baba, aunt and friend and will be forever missed by her children Holly, Craig (Dot) and her grandchildren Brooklyn and Brandon who were her greatest joy.

Rosalind was a very feisty lady. When she found out that her illness was terminal she ‘allowed’ herself to shed 2 tears and then decided to get on with it and enjoy her remaining days. She would not want anyone to shed a tear for her but rather to be joyous and celebrate that her pain and suffering has ended and that her next journey has begun where we are sure she is in heaven’s kitchen making cabbage rolls, perogies and pancakes.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

In her memory donations can be made to Stars Ambulance.

Mom- we love you and miss you so much. Until we meet again.

Vichnaya Pamyat

Gene Dlouhy

Our dad Gene Dlouhy, passed away, October 23rd in Saskatoon at the age of 93, with two of his children, Leeann and Guy, by his side,

and with his son Geno having just been there in some of his final hours. His daughter Tammy, could not be present re: Covid19 circumstances, but she was there in every other way. For our whole family, in the words of our Aunt Marina, ” He was a legend.” Born in Esterhazy, where many Dlouhy musicians were born and raised, he led his big band with his brothers and the CBC Happytimers in the 50’s. In the 60’s he led his 5 piece rock and roll band in Western Canada and beyond, turning down a recording contract in the US so that he and his brother Reg could continue to be the Canadian band they had become. Their cover of Moronie was a stand out amount many great recordings. They played the Trianon Ballroom in Regina, Temple Gardens in Moose Jaw, and people would crawl over broken glass to see them at Kenosee Gardens “(this quote from a primary source!). One of their career highlights was to go on tour as the opening act with Roy Orbison in the early 60’s. They often played the State Line Club on the border of North Dakota & Montana, the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, and many of the Air Force Bases in Canada and the US, including Goose Bay/Labrador. Tonight, a brass and woodwinds section will come alive in heaven, as Reg’s saxophone and Gene’s trumpet reunite. Gene will always be remembered for the aura of joy he created in people.

John Alex Neubauer

1933-2020

 

John Alex Neubauer, 87, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2020.

John was born to John Sr. and Tina on the family farm near Herbert, Saskatchewan. He attended school in the Wiebe School District and from the stories he told of his childhood, he enjoyed farming and caring for the farm animals. At the age of 18, he joined the Canadian Army and served for three years in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. As a private, John served in the far east (Korea) and in Canada where he was certified in First Aid to the injured. He was honorably released from service receiving the Korea and UN medals.

During his working years, John served in a variety of occupations, farming being the longest. In his leisure time, he enjoyed dancing, golfing, fishing, hunting, food and laughter with family and friends.

John is survived by his wife of 65 years, Pauline and their sons Lionel (Janet) and Stuart. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings Martha and Harry and his daughter, Judy.

John was a loving husband and father and a good friend to many.

Robert “Bob” Waloschuk

After a courageous battle with cancer, it is with deep sadness that we the family of Robert, announce his passing on October 17, 2020, at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, at the age of 85.

Robert is survived by his loving wife Dorothy of 59 years, his sons Gerry, Rob (Shelley), Rick, Randy (Kelly), and daughter Lori-Lynn (Andy).

Robert loved his grandchildren; Chad (Belinda), Guy (Tessa), Krystyna (Steven), Kenny and Bryan, as well as, his great grandchildren; Carson, Ethan, Hayley, Kevin and Kara. Robert is also survived by a sister Florence (Ron) Prebushewski, many nieces and nephews and numerous close family and friends.

Robert was predeceased by his eldest son Kevin

A celebration of life service will be held in Yorkton at a later date.

Terry Dale Leask

March 21, 1953 to October 14, 2020

It is with our deepest sorrow, that the family of Terry Leask announces his passing on October 14, 2020 at the age of 67.

Terry was born to Jacques and Verna Leask on March 21, 1953 in Cold Lake, Alberta. Terry started his education at Connaught School in North Battleford, spent a few years in a one-room school in the Garden Prairie School district and graduated from the North Battleford Comprehensive High School.

It did not take Terry long to find the love of his life and on May 20th, 1972 he married Debra Ann Scott in North Battleford. Terry started as an apprentice plumber and shortly celebrated the birth of their daughter Chelsea Dawn. Terry and family moved to Saskatoon in 1974 where he continued his apprenticeship with Nickel Plumbing and Heating. Eventually finding employment with the Botting Group of Companies, of which he worked for over 40 years as a Journeyman Plumber and Gas Fitter. In 1976 Terry and Debbie welcomed the birth of their son Shawn Dale.

In 1989 Terry and family moved from Saskatoon, to Abbotsford, British Columbia, then in 1998 moved to Airdrie, Alberta and then in 2011 moved back to Saskatoon. During this time Terry was a Construction Superintendent on a number of large commercial enterprises. His last position when health started to be an issue was the new Sandman Hotel in Saskatoon.

Terry enjoyed cooking and barbequing and recently purchased a smoker with the intention of smoking different types of meat. He enjoyed his times at Turtle Lake – fishing, firepit, barbeques with family and friends.

Family was everything to Terry; and he was so proud to be the best and loved grandpa to his six grandchildren. Chelsea’s children: Brendan, Adam and Jolie who live in Coquitlam, BC with their dad, Robi Csabai. Chelsea and Arnie Wood live in Maple Ridge, BC. Terry and Debbie had hoped to move their fifth wheel trailer onto Chelsea’s property to be able to spend more time with the grandkids. Chelsea and Arnie provided videos of the development of the trailer pad and it would bring him such joy to make plans with the help of many books and youtube on how to put in solar panels to stay off the grid. Shawn and Jenny have three daughters, Freya, Ava and Keira and live in Martensville, SK. Shawn and Terry were father and son and also very close friends. Shawn has assisted his parents with the increased health issues Terry experienced these past couple of years.

The Special people in his life were his parents Jacques and Verna Leask, brother: Glen (Heather), sisters: Sharon (Kurt), Janice (Larry) and Sandra (Rick) and their families. Debbie’s parents Walter (deceased) and Margaret, brothers: Dennis (Linda) and Dean (Debbie) and their families. Terry shared his wit and smiles and never ending upbeat love of life with his numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family would like to acknowledge the many friends, neighbors, medical personnel and palliative home-care that were involved in Terry’s life these last few years.

Leonard Hudson

Len was born in Maple Creek SK on Feb 20, 1938 to Perry and Tillie (nee Matilda Covlin) Hudson of Consul SK.

Len was predeceased by his parents, brother Vernon, youngest daughter Kari Ann Hudson, foster brother Ken Hanlin, sister-in-law’s Lorraine Oliver and Kathryn Fisher, and brother-in-law Al Fisher.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary, two daughters Glenda Hudson of Saskatoon & Leora Hudson of Calgary AB, foster brother John Hanlin, brother-in-law’s Allan Oliver (Gerry) and Cecil Oliver (Joyce) and many cousins.

Len took his schooling at Consul and Eastend SK.  He later received his Interprovincial Ticket for Carpentry at the Saskatoon Kelsey Campus.  In 1959, Len married Mary Oliver of Crichton SK and together they raised their three daughters – Glenda, Kari & Leora.  He worked in the carpentry field for many years including such projects as the Murray Library on the U of S campus, Midtown Plaza, the first McDonald’s and the Saskatoon Public School Board.  In the late 1970’s Len was hired by CMHC as a Compliance Inspector in Saskatoon.  In 1992 CMHC transferred Len & Mary to Vancouver Island where he worked out of the Victoria office but lived in Nanaimo.  On Mother’s Day 2001 Len suffered a stroke that put him on long term disability and then early retirement.  In 2002 they moved back to Saskatoon.

Len enjoyed woodworking, knitting and tinkering around in his shop.  He is sorely missed by those that loved him. There will be no service at this time.

John Earl Millen

January 30, 1945 – October 7, 2020
John was born in England. He came with his Mom & Dad & sister to Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1946. He went to school in Weyburn and Then worked in Moose Jaw, Sk, Saskatoon, Sk and Regina, Sk. He liked watching hockey. He golfed in the summer time. He made many friends in the church he belonged to.
He was predeceased by his Dad & Mom (Cecil & Gladys Millen)
He leaves to mourn his sister Vivian Boucher and her husband Brian, his nephew Richard Boucher (Sharla & her daughter Soraya),his niece Susan Hanlon (Chris). Four great nephews Troy, Kirk, Ayden and Logan.
A grave side service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery on November 5, 2020.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Arthritis Society.

Beatrice Shortt

July 5 1935 – October 6 2020

Bea passed away peacefully with her son by her side. She was predeceased by her parents Alf and Irene(Bryson) Skinner, her husband Louis Short and granddaughter Michelle Shortt. She is survived by her uncle Murray Bryson, sister in laws Marilyn Short, Thelma Short and Yvonne Littlecrow, sister Elaine Skinner, children Debbie Watson, David Shortt and Tracey Loewen. Three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and numerous cousins nieces and nephews. Bea led a long and productive life and will be missed by family, friends and her pets. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff present at her passing. Arrangements are entrusted to Cherished Memories. Due to covid restrictions a gathering will be postponed until next spring.

Dylan Michael Ashe

Dylan Michael Ashe entered this world on July 22, 2002, then parted from it tragically on September 20, 2020, but leaving it a better place for those whose lives are blessed by having known his kind heart and infectious grin.

Dylan lives on in the hearts of his Mom and Dad, Della and Mike Ashe; sisters Jordan and Kolbee and his brother, Riley. His legacy will be deeply cherished by his grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, his countless friends, present and former teammates, coaches and billet families.

As a young boy on the ranch, one of Dylan’s first loves were horses, which he rode with his grandparents, especially enjoying team cattle penning. In 2014 the Ashe family moved to Warman, where Dylan excelled at the sport that was his passion since he hit the ice at just four-years-old: hockey. Dylan, who grew into a formidable defenseman, honed his skills on the ice playing for the Warman AA Wildcats and SaskValley Vipers, then just halfway through his first Midget season, jumped up to the Tisdale AAA Midget Trojans. Dylan was loved by his teammates wherever he played. His quiet, determined, sometimes mischievous personality was a hit both on and off the ice, as highlighted by his 2019 Telus Cup Bronze Medal win with the Trojans, in a match for which he earned the title of Player of the Game. Following that victory, Dylan climbed further up the ranks into the WHL, accepting an invitation to join the Lethbridge Hurricanes’ training camp, where he performed extremely well and remained with the team into its exhibition season, dressing for one game. After Lethbridge, Dylan settled in Melfort, where he played the 2019-20 SJHL season with the Mustangs as a 17-year-old, one of the youngest players on the team. Mustangs’ assistant coach Trevor Logan said Dylan was never deterred by being a younger player, instead, “when he did get a chance to get on the ice, he battled hard…and provided a lot of inspiration to the bench, seeing a 17-year-old winning battles (against) 20-year-olds and doing anything he could to help the team.”

Then there was the 1985 Chevy truck, which Dylan purchased for $200 out of a field. He and his dad spent hours upon hours one summer, restoring that truck, including doing all the necessary welding and autobody painting. Whether he was coming or going, Dylan always had a hug for each member of his family. Hunting, fishing or snowmobiling, at the lake or in the city – wherever you found Dylan’s buddies, you found Dylan. Dylan spent the summer of 2020 working hard on a Saskatchewan grain farm, fishing in his downtime and spending time with his friends.

A Private Memorial Service for Dylan will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020. A livestream will be available at: 

https://aspenfilms.ca/martens/

 

Nancy A. Simmonds

Nancy A. Simmonds

Together Again

1938 – 2020

Simmonds – Nancy A. Simmonds, 81, of Shellbrook, Sk (formally Prince Albert) joined her husband on September, 14, 2020 to start her 2nd Life Beyond. Nancy was predeceased by her Dad Pete Parasuik and her Mother Doris. Nancy is survived by two children Donna (Bill) Chapman and Curtis Simmonds; grandchildren Lauren, Tyler, Alicia and Kyle; great grandchild Jordis. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Nancy will be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her and sharing in her life’s journey. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Thoughts and memories may be sent to cherishedmemories@sasktel.net.

Timothy Allan Henderson

August 15, 1968 – September 11, 2020

We are heartbroken to announce an amazing person has left this world – set free of cancer. Tim Henderson will be remembered as a caring, friendly guy who was always there to help in any situation. Besides being such a strong warrior against this relentless disease he was also a fire fighter, hockey & ball player, outdoor enthusiast, dog lover, and had a sense of humour that never let him down.

Tim passed away peacefully, on his terms, at home and surrounded by family on Friday, September 11th, 2020, at 52 years old. He will be greatly missed by his dedicated wife, Becky, their wonderful kidults, Megan and Blake, and their family dogs, Buster and Odin. He was the son of Ken and Sal Henderson (Perth, ON.), son-in law of Bob Cote (Saskatoon, SK.) and Sheryl (Doug) McPhee Cote (Weyburn, SK.). He was also a brother to Linda (Denis) Myers and Doug (Lisa) Henderson as well as a brother-in law to Tamara (Simon) Game. Tim will be greatly missed by the rest of his family and friends around the globe.

One celebration of life will take place in Saskatoon (TBA) and another celebration of life will take place in Perth, Ontario at a later date due to COVID-19 restrictions.

To honour Tim, donations can be made in his name, to a charity of your choice or to the Cancer Society, the Saskatoon SPCA or the Perth Fire Services.

Wilda May Lumbis

” Do not reject us in our old age; Forsake me not when my strength is spent.” Psalm 71:9

Our wonderful Mom and Nannie passed away on September 17, 2020 at Sunnyside Nursing Home. May was born at Saskatoon City Hospital on Jan 2, 1931. She attended King George School, Bedford Road Collegiate and obtained her teaching certificate at the Saskatoon Normal School. She taught at a one room school for a year before she married Gordon Lumbis. They were married 40 years before his death in 1991. May always loved children. She started a kindergarten in the basement of her home. Many children benefited from her teaching skills until kindergarten was added into the school system. From a young age, May was involved in the Girl Guide movement. As an adult, she was a leader and served as Saskatoon City Commissioner and in later years, she spent many happy times with her friends in the Trefoil Guild. May was also very active in St. Timothy’s Anglican Church. She taught Sunday school, was a willing volunteer for any project and was a loyal member of the December Circle which included many of her closest friends. She loved to sew, knit, crochet and craft. She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and friend – always ready and willing to do what it took to make those around her happy. She was a busy, happy woman with a book or craft project close at hand until the difficult progression of vascular dementia began. This disease took away our names and most of her memories of us but she always knew that we were someone she loved and that we loved her. May was a loving mother and mother-in-law to: Ken Lumbis and Carol Bromley-Meeres, Darlene and Rick Vermette, Laurie and Dave Renneberg, Allan and Kim Lumbis, Ron and Maureen Lumbis, Kristene and James Stephenson. She was so very proud of her 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend our thanks to Dr. Mick Jutras. His care over 30 plus years and especially when Mom’s dementia began to worsen was appreciated more than can be expressed. To Joanne and the caregivers at Prairie Springs Care Home, thank you for three years of care and support. And finally, our deepest gratitude and appreciation for all the wonderful staff that compassionately and lovingly cared for our Mom and supported us at Sunnyside Nursing Home with smiles and understanding of a very difficult disease. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Flowers gratefully declined.

Gerald Wayne Israel

Israel, Gerald Wayne

February 22, 1946 – September 4, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gerald Wayne Israel.  After the recent loss of Jean, love of his life, and his battle with many health issues he has gone to be with her.   He will be forever remembered and missed by his children Tracey Ramsay (Kevin), Wendy Wagner (Kevin) and their children Zachery, Mitchell, Tyson, and Haidyn; Denise Wingrove (Mike) and their children Joey and Makenna; Mike (Alisa) Abbott and children Stephanie (Jay), Sammy, Sidney; Gerry Kucher and son Matthew; siblings, extended family and close loved ones and friends.

Gerald was predeceased by his loving wife Jean, parents Eva Perry and Joseph Israel, brother Roy, sister-in-law Evelyn, brothers-in-law Dave, Dale, and Allen; nephew Chris and niece Lindsay.

Gerald was a skilled craftsman and loved dreaming up woodworking projects for his grandchildren and family.  He shared this passion with everyone he met. He was a huge Saskatchewan Roughrider and Toronto Blue Jay fan and would never miss watching a game.  While his children and grandchildren were growing up he loved family gatherings at Lake Diefenbaker to go fishing, golfing and enjoy a barbequed steak.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation on behalf of Gerald to the Heart and Stroke Foundation www.heartandstroke.ca.  We chose this charity in memory of our father.  Any donations will contribute to Gerald’s final act of compassion.

Gerald and Jean’s wishes were to have a celebration of life, please contact one of their children.

Arrangements in care of Cherished Memories Funeral Services & Crematory.

Bradley Reid

It is with deep sadness that the family of Bradley (Brad) David Reid announces his passing on September 7, 2020 at the age of 61.

Bradley is survived by his sisters; Sandy Steeves (Rick), Karen Wilson (Trevor), brother Kevin Reid, his step-father James Smith and his niece Brittany and his nephews Bret, Adam and Scott.

He was predeceased by his mother Verna Smith and father David Reid.

There will be no visitation and he has been laid to rest at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

 

 

Bradley Reid

It is with deep sadness that the family of Bradley Reid announces his passing on September 7, 2020, at the age of 61.

Bradley is survived by; his sisters Karen Wilson and Sandy Steves, his brother Kevin Reid, and his step-father James Smith of Rosetown.

He was predeceased by his parents Verna Smith and David Reid.

Bradley will be laid to rest at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Michael Andrews

Michael Cody Clifford Andrews

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Michael Cody Clifford Andrews announce his sudden passing on August 28, 2020 at the age of 33. Michael was a dear son, grandson, cousin, brother, uncle, spouse, and father of his beloved children. He will be deeply missed by all of his family, friends, and loved ones. Michael always had a happy, charismatic personality and a sense of humour that could get anyone smiling. Michael was an amazing person with many achievements; he taught himself to play guitar at a young age and had a beautiful voice to accompany his talents on the guitar. Michael was also successful in earning his “Red Seal Chef” certification. In his spare time, Michael loved to craft, fish, and do anything artistic.

“I’ll always miss you Michael, my Babyboy. Rest in peace my loving son. Mommy loves you Michael. Now you’re in your heavenly peace. Rest Babyboy, Rest.” Love your Mom “Kassy”

“All dawgs go to heaven.” – from his beloved sister Jessica Nichol

A Celebration of Michael’s Life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020 in the St. George’s Senior Citizen’s Hall, 20th Street and Avenue M, Saskatoon.

Gladys Mae Moore

Livestream Link for Gladys’ Memorial Service – Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

distantlink.com/cherishedmemories.html

Gladys Mae Eckel was born in Goodsoil, SK,  on April 12,1957 to Andrew and Helen Eckel. She was the youngest of 7 siblings. She had her son Lyle in 1973, then 5 years later moved to North Battleford where she worked as a waitress. Here she met David Moore and they got married December 20, 1980 in Saskatoon.

They made their home in Martensville and then moved to an acreage by Waldheim. They spent 30 years together before Dave passed away on September 2, 2009 and Gladys stayed there until her passing.

She leaves to mourn her son; Lyle, his wife; Courtney, their children; Thia, Charlotte, Andrew, and also her siblings; Agnes, Bernie (Carol), Phyllis (Alfred), Andy (Vicki), Ralph (Eilee), and her nieces and nephews.

Gladys was predeceased by her parents; Andrew and Helen Eckel, her husband; Dave, one sister (Lorine), two nephews and a niece.

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