February 11, 1958 – June 2, 2011
The family is very sadden to announce the sudden and unexpected death of Tanice Ann Pearson (nee Wittig), 53 years of Edmonton, AB passed away at her residence on Thursday, June 2, 2011. Tanice was born to Ted and Edna (nee Downey) Wittig on February 11, 1958 in Humboldt, SK. Tanis took all of her education in Humboldt. She then worked in the area for a short time. She then obtained here Medical Records Certification in Regina and in the early 80’s she moved to Edmonton and began working at Royal Alexandra Hospital in Medical Records where she continued to work till present. In her youth she was active in 4H and skating. She was a true Elvis fan she loved and followed his career throughout his life. Life presented Tanice with many challenges but she managed to always rise above them and was able to live a serene life for the past 2 Years. Later in life she enjoyed playing cards and sharing time with her friends playing bingo. Tanice was a very private person, but did cultivated many deep relationships at work with her co workers. Tanice will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her aunt and uncle and their families: Yvonne Dellezay and her sons, Merl Bryck and Murray (Lauressa) Bryck, all of Saskatoon; Eugene (Liz) Downey of Kelowna, BC; and by M.J. (Stub) Henning of Melfort a long time family friend. Tanice was predeceased by her mother Edna Wittig, brother Greg Wittig and her maternal grandparents Greg and Anna Downey. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home Hwy 5 East Humboldt. Funeral celebrant was Jenny Irwin and words of remembrance were given by, M.J. (Stub) Henning. Interment will follow at St. Augustine R.C. Cemetery. Memorial donations in Tanice’s memory may be directed to Mental Health & Addictions Services (George Bailey Center) Box 1930 Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME HUMBOLDT 682-1622.
January 11, 1920 - June 17, 2011
Anne Mary Daeger, 91 years of Muenster, SK passed away on Friday, June 17, 2011 at Humboldt District Hospital. Anne was born on Jan. 11, 1920 to Caspar and Barbara (nee Mueller) Daeger at home near Muenster, SK. Growing up, Anne attended school in the area, especially enjoying the Christmas concerts, sports days and the library, where she developed a lifelong interest in reading. She worked in various hospitals and obtained her certificate in practical nursing. During those years, she was active in the CWL, worked on the diocesan executive, and served as president of the St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Auxiliary. In 1974, she moved to Saskatoon where she worked at the Army & Navy Department Store for over 13 years. While in Saskatoon, Anne was very active with the Pro-Life association and St. Paul’s Cathedral, singing in the choir for 12 years. Upon retiring in 1987, she returned to the farm at Muenster to live with her brother, Joe. She joined St. Peter’s Cathedral choir, was a member of the Spiritual Care Team at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and the CWL. She supported Carlton Trail Pro-Life, belonged to a card group and the German Club and enjoyed bowling with the seniors in the winter. Anne was fortunate to have been able to do some traveling over the years, enjoying a trip to Expo in Montreal in 1967 and to the United States many times to visit relatives. She was involved with horticulture, planting and lovingly tending to her lily garden, roses, and fruit trees. Anne is survived by her brother, Joseph Daeger of St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt and many good neighbours and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Caspar and Barbara Daeger. The Prayer Service for Anne was held on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Muenster presided by Donna Lee Bergermann. Readers were Doreen Grace and Celine Wolsfeld and the eulogy was given by Dennis Korte. The Funeral Mass was offered on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Muenster, celebrated by Fr. Daniel Muyres, OSB. Others taking part in the mass were: music ministry-pianist Christy Waldner, organist Sheryl Korte, director Gail Rueve and St. Peter’s Cathedral Choir; cross bearer, Hugo Korte; readers, Rose Marie Buttinger and Agatha Rueve; intentions, Hugo Korte; gift bearers, Vivian Korte and Irene Szautner and memorial table attendants, Vyenda Korte and Celine Wolsfeld. An Honour Guard was formed by members of the St. Elizabeth Ladies Auxiliary and the CWL. Pallbearers were Ron Schreiner, Rene Grace, Harvey Szautner, Don Korte, Ron Frank and Dennis Korte. The Daeger Family stained glass window in St. Peter’s Cathedral was dedicated and blessed at the conclusion of the mass. Interment followed in St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Muenster. Memorial donations in Anne’s memory may be made to Carlton Trail Pro-Life or St. Peter’s Parish and/or Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt (306-682-1622).
August 4, 1920 - May 15, 2011
Mrs. Mary Koob (nee Hofmann), 90 years, of St. Mary’s Villa Humboldt passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at her residence. Mary was born on August 4, 1920 in Humboldt to Joseph and Anna Hofmann (nee Loehr). She grew up on the family farm in the Muenster area and attended St. Frances School. Following her education Mary ventured out to Kamloops and obtained employment at a bakery, eventually she returned back to Saskatchewan and helped family and neighbours with domestic duties. It was at Con Hinz’s wedding that Mary met the love of her life, Anthony Koob. They were married on April 22, 1952 at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Muenster. Together they began their life in the Meacham area where they ran a grain farm close to the Koob homestead. Mary and Tony were blessed with four children. Mary loved to garden where she would spend hours attending to her vegetable and flower gardens. Mary’s specialties were her raspberries and potatoes. Later she got some chickens and decided to become an entrepreneur in the egg business, she had a regular sales route that went all the way to Saskatoon. Mary was very talented and was able to create wonderful dresses and outfits for the children. In her pastime she loved to read, knit, crochet and enjoy the sights and sounds of the birds. She loved to sing German Songs and in her younger years her and her sisters could be heard on radio singing on amateur hour, a major highlight of her life. Family and her faith were always important to her; she loved being surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Mary and Tony were fortunate to travel to Europe, Ontario, Alberta, BC, Nova Scotia and many places in Saskatchewan. In 1988 they moved into Humboldt and she continued to garden but on a smaller scale. She loved visiting and spending time with her neighbours and going to the Villa to bring cheer to the residents. Mary also enjoyed volunteering at the Humboldt Good Neighbour Store and delivering Meals On Wheels. In 2005 due to failing health Mary moved to the enriched housing section of St. Mary’s Villa where she adapted well and continued to visit and bring cheer to many. Mary’s gentle and kind personality will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 59 years, Tony Koob of Humboldt; their four children and six grandchildren: Ronald (Carol) Koob and son, Jeffrey Koob, all of Kingston, ON; Jeanette (Rick) Wagner and daughter, Victoria Wagner, all of Ottawa, ON; Patricia (Fred) Kessler of Water Valley, AB and children, James (Chi) Kessler and Meagan Kessler, all of Calgary, AB; and Kenneth (Brenda) Koob and daughters, Katie Koob and Claire Koob, all of Cochrane, AB; five brothers and sisters: Julie Mattioli of Kamloops, BC, Rose Boltz of Midway, BC, Raymond (Millie) Hofmann of Muenster, Dorothy Hofmann and Jerome (Rita) Hofmann, both of Humboldt; brothers and sisters-in-law: Margaret Hofmann of Muenster, Leona Boyle of Lucknow, ON, Clement Koob of Saskatoon, Louise Stang of Wilkie, Louis (Mearl) Koob of Peterson, Francis (Rose) Koob of Cold Lake, AB, Cecelia (Mike) McGrath of Calgary, Daniel Loehr of Watson and by numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Anna Hofmann; step-mother, Mary Hofmann (nee Zimmerman); brothers and sisters: Caroline (Bernard) Knittig, George Hofmann, Joe (Margaret) Hofmann and Clara Koob; brothers and sisters-in-law: Tino Mattioli, Dan Boltz, Stella Loehr, Danny (Helen) Koob, and Ray Boyle. A Prayer Service was held on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. presided by Jim Wasserman. Others taking part in the service were: scripture readers, Joe Hofmann and Sr. Colette Kaller O.S.U., organist, Sheryl Korte with vocalists, Anita Renneberg, Myrna Britz and Gail Rueve. Words of remembrance were shared by Carol Koob. The Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. concelebrated by Fr. Emile April and Fr. Daniel Muyres O.S.B. Others taking part in the mass were: cross bearer, Audrey Swinamer, scripture readers, Juanite Hawkins and Louella Pethrick, prayers of the faithful, Noreen Strueby, music ministry, pianist, Sharon Guina, St. Peter’s Cathedral Choir, soloist, Rosalie Brandl and urn bearer, Ron Koob. An honour guard was formed by St. Augustine CWL, Humboldt. Honorary Pallbearers were “All those who shared in Mary’s life”. Both services were held from St. Peter’s Cathedral Muenster. Interment followed at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery Muenster. Memorial donations in Mary’s memory may be directed to the St. Peter’s Restoration Fund or St. Mary’s Villa Foundation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt, SK 682-1622.
August 12, 1925 - June 5, 2011
Anne (Annie) May Collingridge (nee Buskell) passed away peacefully June 5, 2011 at the age of 85 with family at her side.
Anne was born to Louella and James Buskell August 12, 1925 and educated at St. James, Manitoba. Like so many during the war years, she quit school in grade 10 to work full time. In 1947 she married Wilbert (Bill) Walter Collingridge, formerly of the RCAF. The couple moved to Quill Lake, Saskatchewan where they began raising a large family and immediately became enmeshed in community life.
Anne was an accomplished athlete – graceful and talented. As a teenager, she had participated in ballet, tap dance, and “fancy skating,” for which she won a medal in 1946. At first, she found the transition from city to isolated farmhouse in a small community challenging. True to her nature, she found a positive way to cope with this isolation. When her husband finally returned home from work at night, she would wade through waist-high snow banks in the chilly, black night to reach the tiny village’s skating rink.
It didn’t take long before Quill Lake youngsters discovered Anne’s talents. They begged her to share her skills with them; the result was the formation of the Quill Lake figure skating club in 1951. The club soon became known for its outstanding performances and choreography – with Anne opening her own numbers with cartwheels followed by rink-length spread eagles and breathtaking split jumps. Skaters’ mothers caught the excitement, sewing colourful costumes that further spread the fame of the little club. In 1961, the Kinsmen ice carnival enjoyed a record attendance: almost 1000 audience members.
Soon Anne was called to establish further clubs and to teach eager students in surrounding communities. Always young at heart, at the age of 50 Anne tested and passed a speed skating course as well as several dance tests. Her involvement in the sport also extended to regional coordinator and skating judge. Both the CFSA and her home community recognized Anne’s volunteer efforts with plaques, certificates, and awards. In 1996, daughter Shirley founded the U of S Anne Collingridge Figure Skating Club in her mother’s honour.
Anne’s community involvement didn’t stop at the ice surface. She looked after the books for her husband’s blacksmith business. When her husband was incapacitated with Parkinson’s Disease, she supplemented the family income by selling Tupperware, Stanley, Studio Girl, and Regal. She also babysat, cleaned bachelors’ homes and the local post office. She was a long-time correspondent for the Watson Witness and the Wadena News.
Anne’s energy seemed unflagging. She raised her own eight children, looked after stepdaughter Grace, and stepsons George and Harold while they attended school in Quill Lake. No one was ever turned away from her table and extra places were always set at Christmastime. Her children’s friends fondly called her “Mom” and “Mrs. C.” Anne loved to play cards and became known for her “wild” bidding in Smear.
She participated in the executive of the Mission Circle, was an active member of the Anglican Church and, also as a volunteer, became a much-in-demand coordinator of wedding and other large banquets. For her long-time contribution to the Ladies Auxiliary, Anne was named a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
In 1993 after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, she moved to Golden Acres in Wynyard where she resided until her passing.
Anne was predeceased by her parents, her sisters Mary and Irene, husband Bill, stepdaughters Phyllis, Marie, and Grace, stepson Walter, and son-in-law Garth. She will be sadly missed by stepson George and his family, stepson Harold and his family, sons Jim (Heather – Jennifer and Heather), Bruce (Grant and Jessica), Robert, Martin (David and Cara), Bill (Iebi), and Lee (Chris), daughters Gerry (Leslie, Michelle, and Greg) and Shirley (Philip – Jon and Anthony), and numerous great grandchildren.
The funeral service was held at the Quill Lake Community Hall Friday June 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt (306-682-1622). Donations may be made in Anne’s name to Skate Canada Saskatchewan, the Alzheimer Society Of Saskatchewan, or a charity of your choice.
Alois "Louis" Engele
May 12, 1920 - September 20, 2011
The death of Mr. Alois “Louis” Engele, 91 years, occurred at his residence, St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Alois, or Louis as he was known to family and friends, was born on May 12, 1920 near Carmel to Julius and Mary (nee Huber) Engele. He grew up on the farm and attended Highgate School in the area. Louis loved the animals, especially the cows and the horses and helped out on the farm wherever he could. He also enjoyed helping his mother with her large vegetable garden. Upon his mom’s passing, Louis lived with his brother Ted’s family until 1975 when he moved to Humboldt. He lived in a group home for a short while and began working at Futuristic Industries. He then lived with Tony Brickner in a Supportive Living Program for about 30 years. Through Futuristic, he worked on the garbage truck for a number of years and also cut grass in St. Augustine Cemetery and some of the town parks. In his early years at Futuristic, he was in the Wood Working Department and then as he aged he moved over to the activity center where he did a variety of jobs. He also participated in the Seniors Exercise program on a weekly basis. Louis enjoyed the outdoor activities, camping trips and other outings that he was able to participate in as well as being a regular bowler. He was an all around helpful person and always had a smile on his face. Louis enjoyed time spent with and the visits from his nieces and nephews. He retired to St. Mary’s Villa in January 2007, where he resided until the present. Louis will be lovingly remembered by his one sister and three brothers: Marie (John) Kramer of Calgary; Adolph Engele, Robert Engele and Wilfred (Dianne) Engele, all of Humboldt; his many nieces, nephews and their families as well as his extended family at Futuristic Industries. Louis was predeceased by his parents Julius and Mary Engele; sisters and brothers: Frances (Hans) Apoloney; Ann Turnbull; Johanna (Tony) Niebrugge; Leo (Helen) Engele and Theodore (Elsa) Engele and sister-in-law Anne Engele. The Prayer Service for Louis was held on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. from Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, presided by Nestor Trach, with organist, Kathy Detillieux. The eulogy was given by Daryl Abel. The Funeral Mass was held on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Augustine R.C. Church, Humboldt, celebrated by Fr. Emile April and Fr. Bernard Stauber, OSB. Others taking part in the mass were: crossbearer, Aaron Engele; altar servers, Kendal Wuchner and Julianna Engele; communion ministry, Lucille Niebrugge; readers, Loriann Wuchner and Pauline Fahl; intentions, Dianne Engele; music ministry, St. Augustine Choir; gift bearers, Wilfred Engele and Thelma Wempe; and urn bearer, Wilfred Engele. Honorary Pallbearers were “Louis’ extended family from Futuristic Industries”. Interment followed in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Cemetery, Carmel. Memorial donations in Louis’ memory may be directed to St. Mary’s Villa Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt (306-682-1622).