Obituaries / Life Stories

James Clayton Pruden

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mr. Clayton Pruden, age 79 years just short of his 80thbirthday, occurred on Friday, June 18, 2021 at RUH in Saskatoon. Clayton will be missed by his daughters Roxy (Rod) Johnston, Kerri (Mike) Fedyk, Son Kelly (Michelle LeClair) Pruden, Son Jimmy Pruden and daughter Prairie Dawn Pruden. He is also survived by his Grandchildren Michael Flegel (Katie) Flegel and great grandchild, Zac Flegel, and grandson Clarke Flegel.  Grandson Kyle Bjornson (Steph Pink) and granddaughter Jenna Bjornson. Grandson: Clayton Charles Pruden (Samantha) and Great granddaughter Isla Pruden, Granddaughter Courtney Pruden and Great grandsons, Jordon, Zacharia and Deacon Brown.

He is predeceased by his parents, James Pruden, Mother Agnes (Nupdal) Pruden, infant sisters and his beloved sister Donna Lee St. Louis. And many of his favourite Uncles and cousins.

Clayton was born on July 2, 1941 at Quill Lake, SK to James and Agnes (Nupdal) Pruden. He took his schooling in Wynyard, and in 1958 joined the Armed Forces and was in the PPCLI regiment. He was proud to be part of the PPCLI and of his father and uncle’s war time efforts. After being honourably discharged he eventually returned to the place he loved, the farm. He was also a talented and sought-after Welder and spent many years working industrial construction sites across Canada and the United States.

Clayton was a proud Metis man with a love for his horses and family history. He was most happy tending to his horses and being on his land. He was a passionate defender of Metis rights, land and protection of environment. The flooding and destruction of his land and that of his neighbours broke his heart and he fought for this land till his last days.

Clayton was a storyteller. He would regale you with old Metis tales of his dad and his uncle Tom trapping, hunting but most of all the mischief they would get up to! He always had stories about the good old days, including the Riel Rebellion and days long gone. He grew up in a tight knit family with Uncles, aunts and cousins that he missed dearly. The stories that came from that era are second to none!  You sometimes felt like you were listening to a Wild West show. He was also very proud of his Icelandic heritage and cared very deeply for his Icelandic relatives.

Although he lived alone, he was never lonely, he had many friends who would stop out and visit him. For those that knew him, he loved to have a good time and his unique and infectious laugh could be heard in a crowded room. Clayton was the kind of guy that people loved to talk to. He had a kind heart and would give you the shirt off his back or help his fellow man when they needed it.

Dad, we love you and will miss you. What gives us solace is that you are at peace. We can see you laughing and visiting with all of your loved ones and now regaling them with all of the antics you got up to after they went on to the Spirit World!  Forever in our hearts, you are definitely one of a kind.

A service will be held July 10, 2021, at the Royal Canadian Legion  #101 Branch, 202 3rd St E, Wynyard, SK at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory.

Paul Joseph Bec

In loving memory of Paul Joseph Bec, born April 28, 1947 at Edam, SK, and passed away June 16, 2021, at his home in Martensville, SK. surrounded by family.

He is survived by his loving wife Linn, his three children; Jimmy, Lisa and Jason, and step-children Ryan, David and Karen.   Paul also leaves behind ten grandchildren, and his brother Roger.

As Paul loved rocks, the family is asking that anyone who plans on attending the funeral bring a special rock to be placed on his casket.

Special thank you to the loving care and support provided by the Cancer Clinic staff, Dr.N Iqbal, Dr. A.Walker, Palliative Care, Home Care nursing staff, the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, Martensville, and Father Peter Ebidero of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish.

The funeral will take place at 11:00am Monday June 21, at Martensville Cemetery.

Please make any donations to the Canadian Cancer Society

                       Arrangements have been entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services.

Mary Joyce Brown

Joyce Brown was the eldest and last survivor of the five children born to Bessie Mae (Pridmore) and Harry Alexander McDonald. Born in Kisbey, SK, Joyce grew up in Abbotsford, BC, where the family relocated to at the beginning of the Great Depression. After graduating from Normal School in 1949, Joyce began teaching on Langley Prairie where she met and married Ted Raymond Brown on Aug. 8, 1951. Although Joyce was born to be a teacher, she was required to stop teaching when she became pregnant the following year.

Ten years later a different school board was overjoyed to discover that a mother with 6 children under the age of 9 might agree to be the teacher in the one-room school on Denny Island, BC. The fact that her 3 school-aged children kept the school from closing due to insufficient enrolment, was surely part of the decision process. Joyce later taught in Ocean Falls, Bella Coola, and finally Langford on Vancouver Island, where she retired (briefly!) before taking up teaching again in Fort McMurray, AB, from where she retired a second time to Saskatoon.

Joyce was an active member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints. In retirement, she and Ted served as missionaries in Mississauga, ON. After Ted’s death on September 21, 1998, Joyce lived for a few years in Parksville, BC, before returning to the Saskatoon area to live with son, David, and care for his young family.

Ever resourceful, hardworking, independent, and wise, Joyce passed peacefully in her sleep on June 3, 2021. She is survived by her seven children: Diane Rutledge, Tom (Kath) Brown, David Brown, Karen (Glen) Stranaghan, Arlene (Bill) Veenhof, Susan (Tony) Doig, and Mary-Ann (Gary) Tennent; 30 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.

Per Joyce’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice is preferred.

Edna Moore

Edna Barbara Priscilla Weisbrod Moore passed away peacefully on June 2,2021.

Edna was born to William and Priscilla Weisbrod December 30,1931. In Markinch, Sk, Edna was the oldest of 5 children and her dad worked on the railroads so they lived in bunkhouses and moved often.

Edna was married twice and had 7 children from her first marriage to Kenneth Ridley was then divorced and later met Kenneth Moore the love of her life they met in Macklin Sk. They Fell in love where she knew he was her soulmate and they were together till the end when Ken passed away in 2010. They were married in 1974 and had 2 children. They continued their life together managing hotels in Mont Nebo, and Macdowall sk. They later moved to Saskatoon where Edna was a waitress in the Barry hotel after 14 years she retired moving to Mont Nebo. She loved to sew and play cards, loved spending time with family and enjoyed random road trips. She had the biggest heart and a huge sense of humour, for such a little lady she had a big and feisty personality.

Edna was predeceased by her parents William Weisbrod and Priscilla Williams Weisbrod, 2 siblings Emma Straughn and William Weisbrod. Edna’s 2 children Kenneth William Ridley and Elizabeth Louise Ridley Chodzicki.

Edna will be missed by her 7 children Elsie Anseeuw, Vivian (Harold) Thompson, David (Hazel) Ridley, Melvin (Rose) Ridley, Roger Ridley, David (Shelley) Moore, Barbara (Norm) Steel

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens on Monday, June 7th at 2:00pm

Donations can be sent to Alzheimer’s Society.

Ambrose Dyck

On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, Ambrose James Dyck, passed away at home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, at the age of 58, after a long struggle with his health.

Ambrose was born on June 14, 1962, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and later moved to Aberdeen, Saskatchewan with his family.  Although he spent the majority of his life between Saskatoon and Aberdeen, his work took him many different places across both Canada and the U.S. throughout his life.  He was a Red Seal Journeyman Millwright, and a Truck Driver, but as a jack-of-all-trades, he could do almost any job and do it well.

Ambrose had a passion for fishing and camping (and watching the “gube tube”), but his greatest love was for his family and friends.  While he might have been the most stubborn man to have ever existed on this earth, anyone he loved knew that he was a kind, understanding, and compassionate man and was always willing to help family or friends in need.  The absence of his unconditional love will be felt deeply by many, but the memory of his handsome grin, bright blue eyes, and playful (usually inappropriate) sense of humour will live on.

Ambrose was a loving son predeceased by his mother, Yvonne Dyck, and his father, Peter Dyck. He was a proud father and is survived by his three children, Jamie Yvonne Dyck, Terence James Dyck, and Amber (Matthew) Louise Hardy (Dyck), and six grandchildren, Alister Dyck-Kahle, Lukas Dyck-Kahle, Amelia Dyck, Clodagh Dyck-McNamee, Dominic Hardy, and Madison Hardy.  He was a brother, and is survived by his siblings, Howard Dyck, Judy (Marvin) Procyshyn, Wendy Lichtenwald, Tim (Renee) Dyck, Cliff (Tracy) Dyck, Buffy (Henry) Toy, and Jacob Dyck.  He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Bob Lichtenwald.  He was also a loving uncle and is survived by many nieces and nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

As per his request there will not be a viewing or funeral service, and instead a private celebration of life will be held.  In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association in Ambrose’s name.

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.   or


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 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 ( 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 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.

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