Angela Doris Erickson
Angela Doris Erickson, born May 22, 1963, passed away on November 11, 2008 at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, after a courageous two and a half year battle with Leukemia. Angela was predeceased by her grandparents: Edmond and Hortense DeBruyne, William and Lorena Erickson and her uncle Emile DeBruyne. Angela's memory lives on with her children: Chris, Pierre, and Nathan, all of Brandon, Manitoba; parents Larry and Loretta Erickson of Brandon; her sister Deborah Erickson (Andrea) of Regina; her brother Michael (Cindy) and their children: Amanda (Matt) their son Hayden, Shawnee and Mikayla, all of Edmonton, Alberta, Lorelei Erickson-Neville (Neal) and their children Tara and Keala, all of Regina. Angela was born in Estevan. She left Estevan to pursue her education. After graduation, she had a successful nursing career. She later chose to pursue a degree in nursing and in her last few years obtained what she called her "dream job", as a clinical nursing instructor at Brandon University. A special thanks goes out to Angela's co-workers, friends and students who offered tremendous support to her during her illness. Prayers were recited at Memories Chapel, Brandon, Manitoba on Friday, November 14. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Hedwig's Roman Catholic Church, Brandon, on Saturday, November 15. Celebrant was Fr. Dominic Yuen. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Angela may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society-Manitoba Division, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 9Z9. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, Brandon, 204-727-0330.
Wilfred LaBatte, late of Radville, SK passed away peacefully on November 8th, 2008 at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his parents, Edmund and Mabel LaBatte, his first wife, Bernice and a sister, Mae Rasmussen. Wilfred leaves to mourn, his wife of 54 years, Lois of Radville; daughter, Marilyn of Regina, son, Dale (Laurie) of Weyburn, daughter, Karen (Barry Gray) of High Prairie, AB, his six grandsons: Scott and Todd Tkatchuk, Laine and Wade Gray, Brendon and Sterling LaBatte, one granddaughter, Lindsey LaBatte and two great grandsons, Lucia and Marcio Thatchuk, sister, Marion Pohie, brothers-in-law, Van Rasmussen and Bob Mattson, as well as several nieces and nephews. At his request, direct cremation with Interment to follow at a later date. Arrangements in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn, SK (842-6662)
Loris Gene (Olmstead) Shauf
On October 30th, 2008, Loris Gene (Olmstead) Shauf completed her time on earth and was ushered into the presence of her Lord and Saviour. Loris was born to Allan and Mary (Bouey) Olmstead on April 17, 1923. She was predeceased by her husband Ivan, her parents Allan and Mary Olmstead, her sister Marjorie Olmstead, her daughter in law Linda Shauf and her grandson Brent Shauf, her in-laws Isaac and Myrtle Shauf, Herb (Isabelle) Shauf, Vernon (Chris) Shauf, Ruby (Murray) Comba, Alma Shauf, Alvie Shauf, Robert Gray, Mable (John) Barber and many other friends and loved ones who have gone on before. She is survived by her children and their families, Dale (Audrey) of Regina, Christopher and Conner; Gerald (Iona) of Estevan, Michelle (Joshua) Bock, Claudia and Monica; Marvin (Colette) of Stoughton, Steven (Christine), Kiera, Kruz; Aaron (Quinn); Brenden (Teresa), Chance, Lakyn, and Ceanna; Jo Ann (Barry) Larsen, of Oungre, Mark, Toni, and Andrea; Brian (Carol) of Regina, Rob and Andy; Murray of Estevan; brother-in-law, Floyd Shauf; sisters-in-law, Alma Gray-Shock (John), Lois Shauf, Mary Shauf and Chris Shauf. She grew up, married Ivan, her husband of 58 years in 1946, raised her family, worked and lived her whole life in Saskatchewan. She worked as Rural Municipal Administrator at Kincaid Saskatchewan and Benson Saskatchewan. After retirement from the RM of Benson in 1988, Ivan and Loris moved to Estevan where they lived together until Ivan's passing in 2004. In February of this year, Loris moved to Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton and in April, she moved to Tatagwa View in Weyburn. Loris, sense of humour was one of her most memorable attributes. Try as we might, we can't think of one person who we could say disliked her. Everyone who talks of Loris, speaks of her cheerful, positive disposition. Loris will long be remembered for her kind, caring spirit. Her generosity to many church agencies indicated her love of her Saviour and her concern for others. The combined effect of everything that happens to a person in their life, the influences of their parents, those who had influence in younger years; their middle years, their married years, as they raised their children, as their retired, and finally as the life draws to a close, is what makes the person. Many people have influenced Loris` time here on earth. Loris has influenced many people. We are so thankful for all that has been put into her life by others and all that Loris has given to so many of her friends and relatives. As her family, we express our thankfulness for her influence upon us, for her unconditional love and care through the years; as our Mother, our Grandmother, our Great Grand Mother. To recognize the value of a gift sometimes takes a time of contemplation and reflection. The gift of life is a tremendous thing and today we recognize a great gift given to us, the gift of the life of Loris Gene Shauf. Through that gift we have been truly blessed. We will miss her. Funeral services were held at the Estevan Alliance Church, Estevan on November 7th with Rev. Mark Bergen officiating. Interment took place at Green Aces Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Loris Shauf may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Estevan Alliance Church or a charity of your choice. The family would like to express our thanks to those who have supported us through attendance at the funeral, cards, telephone calls, donations to charities, and gifts of food and baking. We are so grateful for your kindness and your friendship. We would also like to thank the staffs at New Hope Pioneer Lodge and Tatagwa View for the care extended towards Mom in the last several months.
Ernest James Strandlien
Ernest James Strandlien, late of Lake Alma, Saskatchewan passed away on Friday, November 14th, at the age of 86 years. Ernest was predeceased by his parents: John and Emelia Strandlien; his younger brother: Morris Elmer Strandlien and his grandfather, Anton Selness. Ernest is survived by his sister, Olive Stadnick, Oungre and his many friends. Ernest James Strandlien was born November 26th, 1921 at the farm near Lake Alma to John and Emelia Strandlien. He grew up on the farm (NW 2-3-17 W2) north of Lake Alma. In 1923 a younger brother, Morris was born, but he died in 1925 following a bout with Spinal Meningitis. A younger sister, Olive was later added to the family. In 1943 Ernest joined the Canadian Armed Forces, spending almost two years in Ontario before returning home in the fall of 1945. While Ernest was in the army, his mother passed away, March, 1943. In 1948 Ernest went south into Kansas and Nebraska with Verobas from Macoun and Lampman to custom harvest for them. Ernest always remembered that the weather there was very hot! He told us of snakes often being found sunning themselves on the grain piles! But he enjoyed the adventure and had good memories of that trip. In 1967, Ernest's dad left the farm, moving into a small house in Lake Alma, and Ernest took over the farm, continuing to farm and raise his Charolais cattle, and still kept a horse or two. The farm was always his life. Six years later his Dad passed away following a severe stroke. About ten years ago, Ernest retired, rented out his land and bought a house in Lake Alma. He enjoyed being retired and spending time visiting with his friends. Even after Ernest bought a "newer" truck, he still favored and preferred to drive the "old" truck going to the rink in Lake Alma for coffee, going to Oungre Park for Sunday dinners, visiting Olive Sunday afternoons, and only recently gave up driving when his health began to fail. In August 2007 it became necessary for him to have dialysis treatments twice a week, and a few of his friends were very good to drive him to Estevan and later into Regina for these appointments. Two weeks ago he contracted a severe cold and was later admitted to the Regina General Hospital, where he continued to struggle with what was termed a "respiratory infection", and passed away very peacefully on Friday, November 14th, 2008. Ernest was a "true Norwegian" often stubborn and very determined. He was always there to help, if anyone needed help, and never held a grudge against anyone! He as a good neighbor, a good friend, and a special brother. He will be missed. A Service of Remembrance was held on Saturday, November 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at Lake Alma Lutheran Church, Lake Alma with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. All in Attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Nordalen Cemetery, Lake Alma. For friends and family so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Ernest to a Charity of Choice. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Weyburn (848-0333 ~ 1-888-848-0333). If so desired, expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com "Our family serving your family"
Mollie Aileen May (nee Moorhead)
Mollie Aileen May of Weyburn, Sask., passed away peacefully on November 15, 2008 just a few days short of her 94th birthday. She was predeceased by her husband Murray May, grandson Patrick van der Grinten, parents Henry & Mollie Moorhead, and five siblings; June, Merle, Harry, Jack and Bill. Aileen is survived by her sister Jean Ware of Sherwood Park, AB, daughter Theresa van der Grinten (Willem) of Brummen, The Netherlands, and son Cameron May (Marilyn) of Calgary, AB. Also surviving are grandsons Oliver van der Grinten, and Colin May, granddaughter Shannon May, and numerous nieces and nephews. Aileen was born in Vanguard on November 19, 1914 and upon graduating from high school was employed as a telephone operator in that community. She met Murray in Vanguard where he was employed by Royal Bank of Canada and they were married in Regina in 1939. During Murray's military service overseas Aileen held several office jobs in Winnipeg, and the couple re-united in Regina in 1946. It was there that Theresa and Cameron were born. In 1954 the family moved to Shaunavon, where Murray served as Royal Bank branch Manager, before accepting a similar position in Weyburn in 1961. Throughout her life, Aileen demonstrated a passionate interest in music, literature and the arts; serving for many years on library and arts councils in both Shaunavon and Weyburn. A skilled pianist in her youth, she was particularly devoted to the presentation of annual Music Festivals, and the organization of live concerts to promote music appreciation in the community. Aileen was a life-long member of the United Church of Canada, and always looked forward to service with the Choir and the UCW. Her faith was a true comfort and source of strength that carried her through a number of hardships in her early and middle years. Always widely read and strongly opinionated, Aileen enjoyed debating current events, politics and religion with almost everyone. Although advancing years dimmed her eyesight and her short term memory, she continued to be fiercely independent and was determined to draw as much enjoyment out of life as she could muster. Theresa, Cameron, and their families extend thanks to the Management & Staff of Crocus Plains Villa for the care and companionship provided to Aileen in her final years. Thanks also to the dear friends who visited so faithfully and provided a loving surrogate family in our absence. Funeral services will be held at Grace United Church in Weyburn, at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 22 with Rev. M.D.E. Barnabas officiating. Interment to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to the Weyburn Public Library - Children's Programming Fund, 45 Bison Avenue, Weyburn, S4H 0H9. Arrangements in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn (842-6662).
Mathew Jerome Kuntz
Mathew Jerome Kuntz, August 9th, 1934 November 13, 2008. Mathew was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Elizabeth Kuntz; his wife, Barbara Kuntz; brother, Anton Kuntz and brothers-in-law, Vic Kopeck and Alphonse Hoffart. Mathew will be remembered by his sisters, Rose Gaab (Pete) of Weyburn and Florence Kopeck of Tribune; brother, Ralph (Evelyn) Kuntz of Airdrie, AB; sister-in-law, Vivian Kuntz of Tribune; step-daughters, Joanne (Jerry) Fowler and Debrah Peterson; grandchildren, Kasey Fowler of Weyburn and Tanis Fowler of Guelph, ON; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mathew was born at Tribune, SK and farmed in the Tribune area until retiring to Weyburn. He married Barbara Messer on June 16, 1973. He was very family oriented. Holidays, especially Christmas and Easter, he always wanted the family to gather at his house. At Easter they always had to get together so he could color Easter eggs with his grandchildren. Saturday nights were always spent at his home playing smear. No one could visit him without Matt worrying whether they had enough to eat or drink. His grandchildren were his life. Whenever Tanis moved, he always found out everything about the city she was moving to, and he usually knew more about it than she did. He liked to keep in touch with her by phone, usually every day. Whenever Kasey went on a bowling trip, Matt found out about the city Kasey was bowling at and was in contact with Kasey even while Kasey was bowling. Matt was the family's encyclopedia about everyone they were related to on both sides of the family and about friends and neighbors. If they couldn't remember a birthday or anniversary or who someone was, he was the person they went to. He was always in contact with members of his family and Barbara's family, and kept everyone informed about what everyone was doing. Matt's passing will leave a great void in their lives. A Memorial mass will be held Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Donations may be made in memory of Mathew to the Weyburn General Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)
Patricia Marie Goddard (nee Horner)
Patricia Marie Goddard (nee Horner) born April 16, 1941 in Creelman, SK, and passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008 at Dunedin, New Zealand. Patricia or Patsy as she was known was predeceased by her husband Graham, brother William (Bill), brother Alex, her parents Les and Leila Horner. She is survived by her son Eric, brother John and sister-in-law Pat and their children, sister Kathy, sister-in-law Wanda Fowler and her children. Patsy graduated grade 12 at Creelman in 1959 and went to the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. In 1961 she married Graham Goddard. They moved to Montreal, PQ and Pat completed her BA in English. They had stops in Waterloo, Ontario and Halifax, NS. Pat in this period of time earned a Masters in English and a Masters of Library Science. From Halifax they moved to Dunedin, New Zealand in 1981. Son Eric was born in 1984. Tragedy struck the family in 1987 when Graham drowned. Pat and Eric remained in Dunedin, New Zealand throughout the years. She worked as a librarian at the Central Library in Dunedin. Pat retired shortly before she was diagnosed with cancer four years ago. Pat and Eric made many trips to Saskatchewan to visit her family. Pat was a wonderful traveller. One journey she and Graham made was on motorcycle from Saskatchewan to the tip of South America in 1968. She also toured most of the southern hemisphere. Although Pat lived with cancer for four years she never lost her zest for learning and living. She carried a positive attitude to the very end. Ten days before she died she and Eric dined at a Scottish restaurant in Dunedin. In Eric's words she "had a dram of whiskey and then polished off an entree and then an entree sized main, thoroughly enjoyed the lot." The night before she passed away she ignored her dinner and had two bowls of ice cream. Pat slipped peacefully away November 16, 2008. A memorial service was held in Dunedin, New Zealand November 23, 2008.
Justine Sarah Keedwell
Justine Sarah Keedwell, late of Weyburn, passed away on Sunday, November 16th, 2008. Justine was predeceased by her parents: George and Mary Keedwell. Justine is survived by her sister, Georgia (Peter) Jensen, Weyburn; her nephews: Peter (Joanne) Jensen, Trent (Tina) Jensen, Chris (Tammy) Jensen and Trevor (Debbie) Jensen, all of Weyburn; nine great nieces and nephews along with many friends. The Service of Remembrance was held on Thursday, November 20th at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. All in Attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends and family so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Justine to the Weyburn Group Home Society. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Weyburn (848-0333 ~ 1-888-848-0333). If so desired, expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com "Our family serving your family"
Norma Marion Moldenhauer
On Sunday, November 23, 2008, Norma Marion Moldenhauer of Courtenay, BC and formerly of Weyburn, passed away at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC at the age of 47 years. Predeceased by her father, Norman Hausch. Norma will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Deno Moldenhauer of Courtenay, BC and their two sons, Rody Moldenhauer of Calgary, AB and Devin (Kimberley) Moldenhauer of Coutenay, BC and their son, Daxin; her mother, Gertie Hausch of Weyburn; three sisters: Barb Hunt (Les Bakaluk) of WeyburnK, Carol (Les) Sproule of Weyburn and their two daughters, Danielle and Kaley, and Karen Hausch of Weyburn; father and mother-in-law, Paul and Karen Moldenhauer of Moose Jaw; brother-in-law, Ranie (Carla) Moldenhauer of Gull Lake, AB and their children, Bryce and Dakota; sister-in-law, Shelley (Blaine) Paul of Carnduff, and their children, Levi and Natasha as well as numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends. Norma was born January 3, 1961 in Fillmore. She grew up on the family farm near Creelman where she received her elementary schooling. She continued her education in Weyburn when her family moved there in 1975. She married Deno Moldenhauer on October 15, 1977 at Grace United Church in Weyburn. Norma worked for a short time at Souris Valley, and in 1981 began work at the Weyburn General Hospital, first in dietary and then in housekeeping. When Norma was a young wife and mother, she was diagnosed with Lupus. Approximately ten years ago she had to take a disability leave from work because of her health. Norma was a hard worker, be it at work or at home. She always kept a garden and did lots of canning and pickling. She enjoyed camping, scrapbooking, doing puzzles, reading and playing cards with her mom and sisters during their weekly Saturday night visits. She enjoyed attending her sons' activities, be it Rody playing football or wrestling, or Devin swimming with his Silver Seals. Norma was so very proud of her boys and what they had accomplished in their lives. After Rody graduated, he moved to Calgary where he attended DeVry Institute of Technology and started work as a financial planner and investor. Norma and Deno enjoyed travelling to Calgary to see the latest projects Rody was involved in. After Devin graduated, he went to Lake Louise to work at the Lake Louise ski resort, where he met his future wife, Kimberley. He followed her back to her home to Australia, where they were married on May 1, 2004. Norma and Deno spent a month in Australia attending the wedding, meeting Kimberley's family and seeing the sights. July 1, 2007 was a very special day for Norma, as it was the day her first grandson was born; Daxin Chris Deno Moldenhauer. Daxin was born in Australia. For a few years, Norma and Deno had talked about retiring to BC and when the opportunity came up for them to manage a hotel that their sons had bought in Courtenay, BC, they decided to give it a try, they moved to Courtenay in April of 2007. They worked hard to turn Mount Washington Hostel and City Centre Spirits into a family business. In January of this year, Devin, Kimberley and Daxin moved to Courtenay where until just recently they lived in the same house as Norma and Deno. It was wonderful that Norma got to see her little guy every day. Daxin truly was the light of her life. Norma lived her life by the following prayer: "God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference." Norma was a wonderful wife, loving daughter, caring sister, devoted mother, and a proud grandmother. Heaven is already a better place because you are there. God will take care of you until we meet again. Funeral service was held Saturday, November 29, at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church in Weyburn, with Rev. Barnabas officiating. A tribute was given by Rody and Devin to their mother, words of remembrance were spoken by her sister, Carol Sproule, and the poem 'Footprints' was read by her daughter-in-law, Kimberley and nieces, Danielle and Kaley. Interment will be at a later date at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The pallbearers were her brothers-in-law: Les Sproule, Les Bakaluk, Ranie Moldenhauer and Blaine Paul, and her nephews, Bryce Moldenhauer and Levi Myers. Donations may be made in memory of Norma to Lupus Canada, 590 Alden Road, Suite 211, Markham, ON L3R 8N2. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
Lenora Ione McLeod
Lenora Ione McLeod of Weyburn, SK passed away peacefully at the Weyburn General Hosptial, on November 22, 2008. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Lawrence, son Terry, sisters Alice McEachern and Wilma Anseth and brothers Leonard and Duane Anseth. Lenora will be lovingly remembered by her sons: Myron (Sandy) McLeod and their daughter, Trisha; Keith McLeod and his children, Trevor (Donna) great grandson, Alec and Jennie; Don (Irene) McLeod and their children, Kelly-Ann and Danielle; Ron McLeod (Barbara Kopec) and his children, Kandas and Marla (Chris) Thurmeier and step-children, Anthony (Bryn) Kopec, great granddaughter, Dayton and Nathan Kopec; sisters: Myrtle Doud, Bertha Gunderson, Dene (Donald) Temple, Myrna Stadnyk (Earl Van de Sype), Beverley (Gene) Toso; sister-in-law Mary Anseth; a dear daughter-in-law, Arla McLeod, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Leonora was born April 2nd, 1928 in a small farmhouse in the Lake Alma/Radville area as the 6th of 10 children. She attended Lein School until Grade 8 and got her grades 9 and 10 by correspondence. Paying room and board, she completed her grade 11 and 12 in Radville. Lenora attended Normal School in Moose Jaw for 6 weeks to receive a teaching certificate. She taught a year at Romford School (north of Bromhead). Lenora and Lawrence married July 25, 1948. they had five sons: Terry, Myron, Keith, Donnie and Ronnie. Lenora and Lawrence enjoyed life with dancing, visiting and playing cards with the neighbours, trips to the coast and a trip to England. Lenora enjoyed sewing (the twins had matching outfits!), baking, ceramics and quilting. Lenora knew what the word tragic meant with the fatal accident of their son Terry and then the sudden passing of her husband, Lawrence. Lenora persevered during this troubled time drawing on the strength of her sisters, family and friends. Lenora moved to Weyburn in 1983. She took a special care aide course and worked for Home Care for 10 years. Living in Weyburn brought new friendships and new activities. Baking bread was a love of Lenora's. Family and friends always got a loaf of bread. She received first place at the Wheat Festival. Lenora enjoyed cribbage at the Elks and at the Legion and she became more involved with the Lutheran Church. There was always a "quilt on the go" sharing the work with her friends. She also received first place for one of her lonestar quilts. Lenora and the 'golden girls' would get together for each of their birthdays and have a full day celebration with lunch, card playing and supper. As her sons got married, along came the grandchildren. She loved them so much and enjoyed baking for them. As the grandchildren graduated from high school she quilted a lonestar quilt for each of them with their school colours. Even as her health started to fail, she tried to remain as independent and active as possible thus starting her aquasize classes and 'Tops'. As a resident of the Weyburn Special Care Home she would participate in most activities. One of Lenora's last outings was a trip to Myron's farm in August for a family barbeque. Everyone who knew Lenora knew how she loved a good joke and making lefsa! Could we ever roll it this enough? She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. A Memorial service for Lenora was held on Saturday, November 29 at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment followed in Maxim Cemetery, Maxim. In lieu of flowers, for friends and family so wishing donations may be made in Lenora's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)