Clarice Luella Ogden
Clarice Ogden, late of Fillmore, SK passed away on Monday, December 15, 2008 at the age of 85 years. Clarice Luella Ogden was predeceased by her parents, Fredrick and Agnes Foss; her husband Norman; sister Helen; brothers: Vernon, Gurven and Glenn. Clarice is survived by her two sisters: Ramona Cross, Weyburn, Beulah (Lawson) Lind, Weyburn; sister-in-law, Maxine Foss, Creelman; brother-in-law, Dave Kohne, Regina as well as several nieces and nephews. A service of remembrance for Clarice Ogden was held on Saturday December 20th at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Fillmore with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment to follow at the Fillmore Cemetery at a later date. For family and friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Clarice to the Fillmore Union Health Centre, Fillmore, SK S0G 1N0. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Weyburn (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"
Michael Nick Coroluick
Born Sept 1/1928, died July 18, 2008. Following a courageous battle with cancer, on July 18, 2008, Mike Coroluick, husband of the late Doris Coroluick and a longtime resident of Bengough passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of family at his home in Bengough at the age of 79 years. Michael Nick, son of Nicolai and Elizabeth (Petrescu) Coroluick was born Sept 1, 1928 on a farm three miles west of Wood Mountain. He attended school in Wood Mountain at the Ambassador School and later at the Old Post Wood Mountain School. He started his 9th year in school but didn't finish due to the need to work on the threshing crew for his Dad's farm. He never went back to school but began a career of horse trading, sheep herding, cattle ranching and farming. While farming in Wood Mountain, he became engaged to Doris Johnson, a school teacher from Gifford School and on January 12, 1951 they were married. They sold the farm there in 1952, and moved to Assiniboia where Mike began working with United Grain Growers. In April, 1953 he became the elevator agent at Harptree, a career that lasted 10 years. It was in Harptree that they started their family of four boys and a daughter. In 1957, they purchased their first land at Harptree and in April of 1963, moved to the farm, east of Harptree. The farm and ranch kept growing and Mike enjoyed the work with his purebred Polled Hereford cattle and going on bull purchasing trips to the states. Two of his favorite accomplishments were being the Trail Boss of a trail ride to Wood Mountain in 1967 and another to Plentywood in 1971. He was happy to have his family involved with both trips. Mike and Doris were pleased to make a few winter vacations to Florida, Hawaii and to Texas and came back with great memories. In 1977 they semi-retired to Bengough, where they purchased an acreage on the south side of town. This became a labor of love and through an amazing amount of work, they transformed and rebuilt the yard. Mike loved the outdoors and loved to keep busy. He participated in many community projects but one of his greatest prides was his work with the Community Tree Club establishing numerous shelterbelts on the treeless farm land. Mike's hobbies included raising rabbits, a pheasant hatchery, and finally, goats. He loved just sitting and watching the new born animals playing and fighting with each other. He was pleased to help anyone with a bit of welding, but was most excited when he could be a bit more creative and his yard is a testament to his last few years of working with metal. Mike will be remembered for his sense of humor and his practical jokes. He seemed to revel in catching an unsuspecting neighbor, friend, son or daughter with some prank. His kids remember the lessons he taught them about electricity and the magic of the electric fence. Mike was predeceased by his wife, Doris, in 2006. By his parents, Nicolai and Elizabeth Coroluick, his sister, Virginia Zaharuik and brothers in law, Pete Popescul, Alex Zaharuik, Bill Hysuick and Lee Hysuick. He will be remembered by his five children and their families: Nick (Kathy) of Weyburn and their children: Shauna (Alex) (their children Liam and Eden), Megan (Shane) and Courtney (John); Darryl (Anne Marie) of Medicine Hat, Alta. and their children: Tammy (Troy Murschell) (their children Dawson and Nicolas), Scott (Shauna) Collins (their children Nathan and Jacob); Doug (Brenda) of Bengough, and their children Ryan (Natasha) (their daughter, Dylynn) and Corinne; Alan of Medicine Hat, Alta. and his children Shaun and Krista (Steve)(son, Trey); and Barb (Dennis) Skogstad of Armstrong, B.C. Sisters Helen Hysuick, Victoria Hysuick and Rosalie Popescul of Assinniboia and brother, Gus (Helen) Coroluick, Assiniboia. The funeral was held on Monday, July 21 at 2:00 pm in the Bengough United Church. Lunch followed at the Bengough Community Centre. Interment at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Assiniboia. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to Bengough Community Center. Funeral arrangements are in care of Piche-Hawkins-Grondin Funeral Chapels. Gravelbourg - Assiniboia.
Branden Taylor Kenneth Bourassa
Branden Taylor Kenneth Bourassa, late of Radville, passed away on July 22, 2008 at the age of 19 years. Branden will be lovingly remembered by his dad & mom, Ken & Shauna Bourassa of Radville; sister, Brenna Bourassa of Radville; grandparents, Dennis & Sherry Webster of Eastend and Armand & Genny Bourassa of Radville; great-grandparents, Del & Julie Gustafson of Eastend and Stella Nelson of Weyburn; aunts & uncles, Michael (Yvonne) Bourassa, Ron Bourassa, Cathy Bourassa and her children, Wesley and Garrett, Kelly Bourassa, Danita (Trevor) Wallin and their children, Nicole, Teana and Kirsten and Sean (Raelynne) Webster and their children, Paige, Hope and Kieran, as well as numerous relatives and friends. The memorial service was held on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Radville with Fr. Prince officiating. Prayers were said on Friday, July 25, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. from the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Radville with Fr. Prince officiating. Interment to take place at a later date. Honorary Pallbearers are considered all of his special friends. Branden was born on September 21, 1988 in Regina. Branden was a very special young man who had a unique ability to brighten and bring joy into the lives of every person he knew. He had that little grin and look with his eyes that could melt the hardest heart and all you could do was smile. For if there was one thing that Branden knew best how to fix, it was a frown. Branden's whole world revolved around his deep love and respect for his family and friends. He cherished every special time that was spent with his family. As a young man, Branden could fix just about anything, whether is involved carpentry, electronics or metal work. As a boy, Branden could always be counted on to be taking something apart that should have been left together. Branden worshiped his mom, idolized his dad, and loved his sister with all his heart and soul. They were the most important people in Branden's world. He was one of those few people who are truly pure of heart. He held malice towards no one. If someone needed help, he would be the first person to offer assistance, he had no hidden agendas. His compassion and caring held no boundaries; what you saw was what you got. Little children were drawn to him like a pin to a magnet. They could sense that Branden was kind, gentle and caring, and they were completely at ease in his presence. Branden had a unique ability to make friends. He could walk into a room full of total strangers, and within a few minutes he would be visiting with someone. Within an hour, he would be a friend to everyone there. As a little boy, he delivered the leader post and cut grass so he could make a few dollars to buy more collectable toys, so he and his dad could take them to a toy show. But no matter what he might have been doing, one thing was certain, he was making friends and gaining the respect of everyone he came into contact with. Branden lived in Radville until graduation at which time he moved to Estevan to pursue his career in Welding. Branden was an exceptional welder. Branden was currently working for Cory Dukart Welding. His work ethic was incomparable, but few people may know that although Branden loved tinkering and working on cars and of course welding, his real true love was farming. From an early age he wanted to drive tractors and combines. As Branden grew into a young man, that sarcastic wit and unique sense of humor became one of the endearing trademarks of Branden. Also his never ending supply of bizarre t-shirts that were just another extension of the great love of life that typified his very heart and soul. He loved to golf, fish, go camping, volleyball, slo-pitch, play cards and boating. We are thankful that each of us has had the unbelievable good fortune and the privilege to have had Branden as a part of our lives for these past 19 years. So rarely we are blessed to know someone who has been able to bring joy, love and happiness into the lives of every person they meet. Branden was truly a great gift to each of us, and we are all better for having had him as a part of our lives. Branden will live forever in our hearts. Donations may be made in memory of Branden to the Radville Kinsmen Club, Radville. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn (306)-842-5432.
Lily Hockley, late of Regina, formerly of Weyburn and Trossachs area, passed away quietly on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at the age of 88 years. She is predeceased by her husband Raymond. Lily is survived by her children Donna (Bob) Khan of Regina, Ross of Leduc, AB, Randy of New Westminster, BC and Greg of Canmore, AB; one daughter-in-law Linda Hockley of Weyburn and 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, one brother Edward Arndt of Pangman. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of the Fletcher Funeral Chapel, 237-4th Street North East, Weyburn. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lee Funeral Home and Crematorium (306) 757-8645 & Fletcher Funeral Chapel (306) 842-5432.
Pauline Marie Corbin
On Friday, March 14, 2008, Pauline Marie Corbin of Weyburn passed away at the age of 99 years. Predeceased by her husband, Jean Corbin; an infant son, Paul Corbin; son, Louis Corbin; granddaughter, Donna Bousfield; seven brothers and two sisters. Pearl will be lovingly remembered by her family: Donald (Evelyn) Corbin and their family, Brenda (Keith) Saboe and their children, Kara (Clayton) Stenhouse and daughter, Keeley; Kendra Saboe (Colin); Kyle Saboe (Jenn); Lonnie (Barb) Corbin and children, Tyson, Trent, Tyler and Travis; Carrie (Lance) LaVanway and children, Amber and Tiffany; Margo (Bruce) Decker and children, Ryan, Dallas and Nathan; grandson-in-law, Harland Bousfield and his children, Ashley and Haley; Orville (LaVine) Corbin and their children, Chad (Denise) Corbin and children, Kiarra and kaden; Brandt (Andrea) Corbin and their daughter, Zoey Pauline; Carol (Ken) Bell and their children, Kim (Kevin) McHallam and children, Amanda, Kody, Caleb and Jadyn; Keith (Rhonda) Bell and children, Spencer and Kaylee, Craig Bell, Tanis (Dallas) Studney and son, Chaz; brother, Herb LaBatte; sisters: Lena Mansell, Erma Stelleck and Theresa Wittal; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Pauline Marie, known as Pearl, was born on February 12, 1909, the first daughter and fifth child born to Louis and Jenny Labatte. The Labatte family had come to Saskatchewan from Bottineau, North Dakota. At that time they were living in Hitchcock, then they moved to the Fairlawn District, south of Gladmar. She attended the Busy Bee school and finished her last years of schooling at the Catholic boarding school in Radville. During this time she met John Corbin, a brother to one of her classmates. John and Pearl were married at St. Collette Church, south of Radville on October 14, 1930. They first lived near John's family in the Roundup District, south of Ceylon, then moved to the Fairlawn District where they started to develop their own farm. This is where they raised their four children, Louis, Donald, Orville and Carol. John and Pearl bought a house in Radville in 1947 and spent their summers on the farm and winters in Radville. She worked a few winters at the Marion Home, but her most important job was her homemaking. She was a good cook and kept a very neat house. Pearl had a large garden and spent many hours canning and freezing her produce. She was a good baker and always had cookies on hand to have with coffee whenever anyone would drop by. After John passed away on April 19, 1986, Pearl sold their Radville home and moved to Weyburn. She lived in Legion Towers for a number of years, making many good friends, and helping those in need. She was 97 years old when she moved to Tatagwa View in October 2006. Until that time, she did all her own cooking and cleaning. The two most important things in Pearl's life were her family and her faith. She kept in close contact with her siblings. After she had to give up her work as a homemaker, she spent extra hours in prayer, praying for anyone who was sick or in need. She said countless rosaries over the years and she looked forward to watching Mass on T.V. Pearl always remembered birthdays, and at 98 years of age she still sent out hand written Christmas Cards. She always enjoyed going to visit with her children and spend time at the lake where she loved to sit on the deck in the sun. Her grandchildren always made a special effort to come home when she was there. Pearl loved to crochet and all her family has at least one piece of her beautiful work. Her grandchildren enjoyed her hugs and back rubs, as well as playing card games with her. As she grew older she especially enjoyed holding her great grandchildren and great great granddaughter. Pearl looked forward to family events such as weddings, baptisms, family reunions or just a Sunday afternoon out. The last big event she attended was the Labatte Reunion in August 2007. She was dearly loved by all her family and has left them with many precious memories. She will always hold a special place in their hearts. Prayers were said Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church. The Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, March 19 at 1:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. Interment followed in Laurier Cemetery, Radville. Pallbearers were: Lonnie Corbin, Chad Corbin, Brandt Corbin, Keith Bell, Craig Bell and Kyle Saboe. Donations may be made in memory of Pearl to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn & Radville, Sask. (842-5432 & 869-2566)
William Wallace Johnston
On Friday, March 14, 2008, William Wallace Johnston of Ogema passed away at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by his parents, Jack and Emily Johnston; sisters: Rhoda Johnston, Billie Robertson and Dorothy Ottesen; brothers: Ken, Gordon, Tom, Dave, John and Keith Johnston. Wallace will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Jeanie (nee: Campbell) and their family of three daughters: Norma Johnston and her children, Barbara Beckett and children, Alex, Margo and Heather; Jacki Farr, Curtis Farr (Teresa) and children Shyla and Deon; Heather (Bruce) Gurskey and son, Kohler; Shirley (David) Prohar and children, Captain Derek (Jody) and son Owen, Christopher (Jenette); sisters, Elizabeth Duckett and Shirley Hartley; brothers, Burt (Val) Johnston and Donald (Anne) Johnston; special nephew, Garth (Liz) Hanna, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. William Wallace Johnston was born March 27, 1920 on the family farm in the Horizon District. He attended West Lawn School. Wallace married Jeanie Campbell on May 25, 1942. They began farming in the Glasnevin District where they lived for 45 years, moving to live in Ogema for the last 20 years. Jeanie and Wallace Celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary this past May, 2007. Wallace enjoyed working with horses all his life. He was a history buff and an avid reader. He also enjoyed sports, coaching women's ball in his younger years, and remained a big sports fan. Wallace had a very special relationship with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, rarely missing any of their sporting events. He loved to visit with neighbors and friends, and was always very willing to help with any task. He will be deeply missed by all he knew and loved. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church, Ogema with Rev. Bonita Chad officiating. Interment followed in Ogema Cemetery, Ogema. The Pallbearers were grandchildren: Barbara Beckett, Kohler Gurskey, Jacki Farr, Curtis Farr, Derek Prohar and Christopher Prohar. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Wallace to the Deep South Personal Care Corp., Pangman, Sask. S0C 2C0. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd, Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
Clifford John Van De Sype
Clifford John Van De Sype passed away peacefully on March 24, 2008 surrounded by his family at the age of 74. Predeceased by his parents, Germain and Lily Van De Sype, and father and mother-in-law, Henry and Flo Cherpin. Cliff leaves to mourn his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Lou Van De Sype of Radville and their family; three sons: Blaine (Dale) Van De Sype and their children, Chris (Shellie) Van De Sype and their children, Rachelle, Brett, Evander and Ethan; Tanya (Jerrad) Stadnick and their children, Emma and Brandon; Charlene (Jaakan) Williams; Leslie (Lana) Van De Sype and their children, Ryan, Raena and Kaela; Grant (Teresa) Van De Sype and their children, Trevor (Stephanie), Tanner and Taylor Van De Sype; brothers: Earl (Myrna) Van De Sype and Gaylen (Peggy) Van De Sype; sisters-in-law: Lea Van De Sype (Don McLeod) and Laurette Cherpin (Dale); brother-in-law, Art Cherpin (Louise); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Cliff was born on March 12, 1934, the youngest of three sons, to Germaine and Lily Van De Sype. He attended Great West School until grade 8 and then helped on the family farm until 1953 when he went to work in the oil patch in northern Alberta until 1959. Cliff met Mary Lou Cherpin in 1956 and they were married in Radville on August 11, 1958. They had 3 sons: Blaine, Leslie and Grant. They lived on a farm until 1992 and then moved into Radville to their house on Main Street. Cliff farmed for many years and in 1986 he became the caretaker at the Radville Elementary School. He worked there until the school's closure in 1992. He became the caretaker of the Radville Credit Union in 1993 and worked there until 2007. Cliff enjoyed playing hockey and baseball as a child and his love for sports carried over into his children and grandchildren. He took great pride in watching his family play and had his special seat in the crowd where he sat for every game. He was their number one fan. Cliff was an excellent carpenter; from building the family cabin at Kip to cradles, jewelry boxes and soap box racers for the grandkids, his natural ability to do this kind of work shone through. He spent a lot of time playing cards with family and friends and in the last few years of his life he really enjoyed and looked forward to his gambling trips and coffee row with his friends. Cliff loved the outdoors. He enjoyed his early morning coffee sitting outside and listening to the birds that were gathered around the feeders in the backyard. Cliff looked forward to planting the garden every year and always made sure he had perfectly straight rows. Cliff will be remembered and deeply missed for the devotion he had for his family. He was unbelievably strong with a soft heart. His wisdom and knowledge for building and fixing things will be missed. He had a strong work ethic and worked hard to provide for his family. His happiest times were spent with his family. We will miss the stories he told, the lessons he taught and the things he stood for. We will honor him everyday in how we live and who we are. Love you dad, grandpa and we will always cherish the memories. A Memorial Service was held Friday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. from Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Radville with Pastor Kathy Gudnason officiating. Interment followed in Laurier Cemetery, Radville. Donations may be made in memory of Cliff to the Radville Marian Health Centre, Radville. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn & Radville, Sask. (842-5432 & 869-2566)
Gordon William Ernst
On Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008, Gordon William Ernst of Weyburn passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 68 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Edwin and Emily Ernst. Gordon will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Elaine (Roger) Olson of Regina and his brother, Leonard (Carol) Ernst of Regina, niece and nephew, Kevin (Sharon) Olson and their children, Adam, Travis and Kimberly and Gayle (Mike) Will and their children, Josh and Matt; special cousins, Jerome and Bernice Ernst and Linda Tosczak, special aunt, Emmeline Tosczak, and numerous other relatives and friends. Gordon William Ernst was born on his Tosczak Grandparents' farm at Tribune. He began his education at Lorndale School and completed Grade 12 at Colgate. He then attended the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon for three years, taking Engineering. Gordon worked for the City of Weyburn for a number of years until he took over the family farm at Tribune. Gordon volunteered on several boards; U.G.G., Knights of Columbus and volunteered at community functions when his health permitted. He enjoyed farming and attending Auction Sales, having coffee with friends and any family gatherings. He was involved with the 4-H Club and liked to attend Hockey games. Gordon was an active Parishioner at St. Mary's in Tribune, he did Lay ministry and served as Parish Council chairperson for several years as well as being on the Executive of the Knights of Columbus. One of his fondest memories was a family trip to Ontario to visit his Ernst relatives. Gordon lived on the farm at Tribune until he retired to Weyburn in the Fall of 2002. Due to health problems, he moved from Bison Manor in August, 2007, to Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility in Weyburn, where he appreciated the care he received and the friends he made. A Funeral Mass was held Thursday, March 27 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune with Father Gerry Bauche celebrant. Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune. Members of the Knights of Columbus served as Honor Guard. Donations may be made in memory of Gordon to the Canadian Diabetic Association. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn, Sask. (842-6662)
Mary Cugnet, late of Weyburn, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the age of 91 years. Mary was predeceased by her parents Vincent and Helen Tabish; her husband Edward Cugnet (1968); her grandson Edward James Cugnet (1999); two sisters, Nellie Liemen and Ester Tabish, two brothers, Mike Tabish and Vincent (Sandy) Tabish, brothers in law: Arnold Bernard, Ernie Briggs, Ed Luiemen, Ray Cugnet, Geo Cugnet, Lucien Cugnet. She leaves to mourn her son, Jerry (Heather) Cugnet, Weyburn; her grandson, William Cugnet, Weyburn, granddaughter, Sheila (George) Holbein, Red Deer, AB and great granddaughter Braie; her sisters, Rose Bernard and family, Victoria Briggs and family both of Burnaby, BC; sisters in law, Irene Cugnet, Weyburn, Margaret Cugnet, Weyburn, Margret Cugnet, Yorkton along with numerous nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and family. Mary was born February 25, 1917 at Fox Valley. She took her grade one at Fox Valley. Mary learned Polish at home and was taught German in School. She went to Conley School in the R.M. of Weyburn. Mary Tabish married Edward Cugnet on July 6, 1938. Mary was a housewife who helped her husband with farming, hauling grain and they worked together in the poultry business. Mary enjoyed staying active by curling, bowling and playing cards such as cribbage and rummy. Her hobbies included crocheting, jig saw puzzles and gardening. Mary also enjoyed listening to old time music, playing shuffleboard and socializing over a cup of coffee at the Co-op. The Service of Remembrance for Mary was held on Saturday, February 28 at 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All in Attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For family and friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Mary to the Weyburn General Hospital Equipment Fund or to the Weyburn Special Care Home. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK (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"