Rachel Anna Sheppard
Rachel Anna Sheppard, late of Regina, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2008 at the age of 85 years. Rachel was predeceased by her father and mother, Olaf and Elizabeth Rasmussen; brother, Earl; brothers-in-law, Jim and Dave; sister-in-law, Mary and step-granddaughter, Arlene. Left to cherish her memories are her husband, George Sheppard; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Rasmussen, Jean Hutton and Doreen Sheppard; brothers-in-law, Art (Greta) Sheppard and William Dennison; nephews, Les (Gailene) Rasmussen and their children, Arlin and son Kayd'n, Jennelle and her son, Kyler; Terry (Beryl Ann) Rasmussen and their children, Kurt (Laurie), Ben, Nancy (Brian), Leah; step-sons, David (Rowene) Sheppard and their son, Michael; John (Debbie) and their children, Jason (Jen), Juel; Paul (Brenda), and their children, Roselynn (David), Timothy (Heather) and Melissa (Jarod); step-daughter, Ruth (Gerald) and their sons, Simon and Joel; step-great-grandsons, Joshua and Samuel. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, September 6 at 11:00 a.m. from the Bethel Mission Assembly, Pangman with Rev. Ernie Metz officiating. Interment in Pangman Cemetery, Pangman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Rachel to the William Booth Special Care Home, Regina or the Renal Unit at the Regina General Hospital, Regina. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK (306)-842-5432.
May 17, 1926-August 28, 2008
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother who peacefully passed away on Ward 9Y, Mel Miller Hospice, General Hospital, Edmonton, AB. Frank is survived by Marion (Jordan) his loving wife of 60 years; his children: Berna (John) Kirechuk, Kevin (Linda), Leanne (Hank) Biem, Gloria (Tom) Dennehy, Paul (Beth), Jeff (Shelley), David (Stephanie); 15 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 5 brothers, 5 sisters, and other family and friends. Frank was predeceased by his parents: Casper & Katherine; 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Prayers will be held at St. Albert Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at 7:00 pm. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated with Reverend Mitchell Fidyka at Holy Family Church, on Wednesday, September 3 at 11:00 am. To send condolences: www.connelly-mckinley.com. Friends who so wish may make memorial donations directly to the Mel Millar Hospice, Ward 9Y, Edmonton General Hospital, Rm 3C60-1111 Jasper Ave. Edmonton, AB T5K 0L4. Connelly-McKinley, St. Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Dr., St. Albert, Alberta , 780-458-2222.
Marion Joyce Torgunrud (nee Martinson)
It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that the family of Marion Joyce Torgunrud(nee Martinson) announce her peaceful passing on Wednesday, September 10, 2008. Marion was born on August 19, 1929 to Erling and Hjordis Martinson in Midale, Dr. Mainprize was the attending physician. Marion took the majority of her schooling in Midale and graduated in 1948. She worked at the Midale Telephone Office for four years and the Imperial Bank for two years after her high school graduation. She married Linus Torgunrud on May 4, 1952 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and they lived on various farms in the Midale area. They were blessed with four children, Terry in 1954, Gaylen in 1956, Troy in 1958 and Susan in 1969. Marion was widowed at a young age and had to raise 3 teenage boys and a 4 year old girl. Marion and her family moved from the farm into Midale in 1974 and she worked at the Midale Union Hospital which later became known as the Mainprize Manor & Health Centre until her retirement in 1995. Some of Marion's hobbies were her love of gardening, reading, going to garage sales, singing in the choir and visiting with her friends and family. Marion and her little dog, Bear, her companion of 18 years, would sit out in the yard and enjoy the sunshine. She also enjoyed attending BBQ's where her grandchildren would bring her burnt hotdogs and marshmallows just the way she liked them! She loved any kind of dessert and would have three different varieties on her plate at a time they went really good with Tim Horton's coffee too! Marion was a fun loving person who liked to tell the odd joke now and then that would make our cheeks turn red! Marion was predeceased by her husband Linus in 1974, father Erling Martinson in 1984, mother Hjordis Martinson in 1972, brother Edwin Martinson in 1998, father-in-law Clarence Torgunrud in 1955, mother-in-law, Gladys Torgunrud in 1998, brother-in-law Carmen Torgunrud in 1947 and sister-in-law Joyce Taylor in 2006. She is lovingly remembered by her children; Terry (Gail) Torgunrud, Estevan, Gaylen (Lynn) Torgunrud, Birch Hills., Troy (Gail) Torgunrud, Midale and Susan (Kurt) Mohr, Weyburn. She will be missed by her grandchildren; Ryan and Jordan Torgunrud of Estevan, Skylar and Stephanie Torgunrud of Birch Hills, Cory Torgunrud, Lacy (Tyler) Scrupps and Derrek Sykes of Midale, Krystal Giroux of Stoughton, Thayne (Tracy) Giroux of Lampman and great grandchildren Kole, Preston and Haylee Scrupps of Midale, Denzel Giroux-Craig of Stoughton and Reznor Wilhelm and Taylor Giroux of Lampman. Also mourning her passing are brother-in-law Tom Taylor of Moose Jaw, sisters-in-law Olga Arcand and Belva Powley of Chilliwack, B.C., Merlin Torgunrud of Weyburn and numerous nieces and nephews. Thank you to the staff of Weyburn General Hospital, especially Dr. Lenferna, Nancy in ER, Gwen and Melodie in ICU, for the care that you provided for Mom. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, September 13th, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Midale with Rev. Donna J. Smalley officiating. The active pallbearers were Cory Torgunrud, Skylar Torgunrud, Ryan Torgunrud, Thayne Giroux, Derrek Sykes and Tyer Scrupps. Honorary pallbearers were all of Marion's granddaughters and great grandchildren. Interment followed at Westphalia Cemetery in Midale. For family and friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Marion to the Metochos Lutheran Bible Camp, 738 2nd Street, Estevan, SK. S4A 2B3 or to the Weyburn Humane Society, Box 1062, Weyburn, SK. S4H 2L3. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK (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"
Jean Marie Buckner
Jean Marie Buckner, late of Weyburn passed away on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 at the age of 89 years. Jean was predeceased by her parents: Joseph and Deborah Gregory; brothers and sisters: Deborah (Art) Gosselin, Florence (Louis) Rozan, Chris (King) Hubbard, Laurie "Larry" (Mildred) Gregory, Louise (Jack) Stoughton, Mark (Pauline) Gregory, Grace (Cecil) Allan, Dennis (Lois) Gregory; one niece, Dianne and great niece, Becky. Brothers and sisters-in-law: George Dexter, Debs (Kay) Buckner, Stan (Bernice) Buckner, Hazel Buckner, Ella V. Buckner, Jack McNay and Bud Jackson. Jean is survived by her husband of 66 years, "Ikie" Clarence Buckner, Weyburn; one sister, Lillian Dexter, Calgary, AB, brothers and sisters-in-law: June McNay, Missoula, Montana, Jon (Oval) Buckner, North Carolina, Bonnie Joan (Frank Buckner), Alabama, Louise Jackson, Regina, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Jean Marie Buckner (Gregory) was born, raised and educated in Weyburn. Jean was given many talents; She had a beautiful singing voice, she could draw, paint, sew wedding dresses, decorate a wedding cakes or simply make a room look beautiful. The most wonderful gift of all was her love of children and she shared her love with her many nieces and nephews and neighbors. Jean and Ikie were unable to have children of their own and Aunt Jean decided that was God's plan so they both could help all of us kids that needed a second mother, and the love she was able to share with us. Aunt Jean was quick with her love for us and just as quick to correct us. Jean met her soul mate, C.W. Buckner (Ikie) while working at the Saskatchewan Hospital. They were married July 13, 1942. When the 2nd World War broke out Ike was shipped over seas. Jean moved to Toronto to be closer to Ikie when he returned from war. R.J. Buckner, Ike's father wanted them to return to the land and farm, so they did. These were tough times and they worked hard and when given the opportunity, played hard. Jean and Ike were blessed with wonderful neighbors and the greatest friends! Jean was a fighter and fought her way through T.B. and then cancer, determined to live on. Their niece and nephew bought their farm, so on October 1, 1981 Jean and Ikie bought a house and moved to Weyburn. Dear friends and family members enjoyed Aunt Jean's fabulous meals: Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding and Lemon Pie were some of the favorites. Usually there were colorful words in the kitchen if things weren't perfect. Jean was a dedicated committee person and enjoyed taking an executive position with the Royal Purple and Legion Auxiliary Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47. She was always available to help at funeral lunches, curling with the zone or convening the Poppy Day Tea. Aunt Jean was a lady with style, poise and grace. She really had it all and called a spade a spade. We have enough wonderful stories and memories about our dear aunt to write several novels. Aunt Jean will be missed and loved forever and grateful she is at peace. She loved her lord and she loved us all. We are all better people because we were so fortunate to have Aunt Jean in our lives. Loved by the nieces and nephews of Auntie Jean. God Bless You. The Funeral Service for Jean was held on Saturday, September 6th, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. Ina Golaiy and Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Active pallbearers were Mark Gregory, Jack Gregory, Dennis Gregory, Paul Gregory, Bill Buckner, Allan Buckner, and Roland Delanoy. Honorary Pallbearers were members of The Royal Purple and Legion Ladies Auxillary. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. For family and friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Jean to the Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, the Veterans Comfort Fund or a Charity of Choice. 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"
Charles Milne Meek
Charles Milne Meek passed away on September 9, 2008 at the Weyburn General Hospital, Weyburn at the age of 86 years. Charles was born on January 29, 1922 in Weyburn and grew up on the farm just South West of Weyburn in the Weyburn Plains area. He stayed on the farm most of his life. During his school years he attended the Weyburn Plains School from Grade 1 Grade 8. Charles met and married Annie M. Schmidt on November 8, 1941 in Weyburn. The had four daughters and one son, Peggyann, Ruth, Margaret, Mary and George. In the late 40's or early 50's, Charles worked at Swifts Meat Plant in Moose Jaw. He also worked for heavy haulers, trucking and he also ran a backhoe. For 25 years, Charles worked as a mechanic for Shupe and Sons. But the farm was always his life; he was there until he reached the age of 84 years. Charles was very proud of receiving the Family Farm Heritage Award, where the family has farmed continually for 100 years. Charles greatest joy was playing crib with friends and neighbours. If there was a crib game he would find it. He also liked to ice fish in the winter when he was able to walk better. Charles was predeceased by his mother and father, Isabella and George Meek; wife, Annie Meek; son, George; daughters, Peggyann and Ruth; sons-in-law, Ernie Livingstone and Gordon Hein; brothers, George, Jim, Bill and Elder. Charles will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Margaret Livingstone of Rocky Mountain House, AB, her children, Carla and son Brenden; Aaron; Mary Hein of Weyburn, her son, Charles (April), their children, Brian, Gordon, Robert (Erin) and Charles; grandson, Bernie Clark, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The Memorial Service was held on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment took place in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Donations may be made in memory of Charles to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK (306)842-5432.
Father Joseph KOT, C.Ss.R
On Thursday September 4, 2008, Fr. Joseph Kot died peacefully at the age of 80. He was born to John and Mary (Fedyniak) Kot at McTaggart on June 13, 1928, one of six children. He received his early education at Tagg country school and McTaggart and Weyburn High. Graduating from University of Saskatchewan with a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering in 1951, he worked for the Western Geophysical Survey in Saskatchewan and Alberta. It was in Grande Prairie in 1955 that he met the Redemptorists and decided to join them. He took is first vows on September 15, 1957 and after completing his studies in philosophy and theology was ordained a priest at Holy Redeemer College in Edmonton on 17 June, 1962. Fr. Joe taught chemistry at the same college, theology at Notre Dame University in Nelson, BC, was a Director of Redemptorist students at St. Paul's College in Winnipeg and Vicar for the Edmonton Province of the Redemptorists, associate pastor at St. Joseph's Parish in Grande Prairie, AB and pastor and superior at St. Mary's Parish, Saskatoon, Sask. before moving to Clement House in Edmonton. In 2005 he joined the Redemptorist retirement community at the former Grey Nuns Regional Centre from where he generously helped out in various parishes in the city. Mourning his loss are his Redemptorist confreres, one brother, John (Linda) Kot of Weyburn, two sisters, Anne Kot of Prince Albert, Sask. and Jean (George) Lawson of Edmonton, sister in law Gaby Kot of Weyburn, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary and two brothers, Wilfred and Danny. A prayer vigil will be celebrated at Villa Marguerite (former Grey Nuns Regional Centre), 9810 165 Street, Edmonton on Monday, September 08 at 6:30pm. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Alphonsus Church, 11828 85 St., Edmonton on Tuesday, 09 September at 10:30am.
Mary Katherine Rederburg
On Tuesday, September 16, 2008, Mary Katherine Rederburg of Regina passed away at the age of 78 years. Mary was predeceased by her mother and father, Katherine and Michael Griemann; infant brother, Michael; sister-in-law, June Griemann and brothers-in-law, Norbert Spohn and Howard Rederburg. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 53 years, Alfred Rederburg of Regina; son, Brian (Sharon) Rederburg of Weyburn; daughter, Marjorie (Allan) Snider of Kanata, ON; grandchildren, Jordan Rederburg, Rachel, Eric, Jacqueline and Evan Snider; brothers, Peter (Irene) Griemann, Herman (Muriel) Griemann, Henry Griemann and William (Judy) Griemann; sister, Susie (Bill) Marsh; brother-in-law, Cliff (Mary-Lynn) Rederburg; sisters-in-law, Ada (Bernard) Clarkson, Marion Spohn and Florence Rederburg; special friends, Elsie (Jack) Vilcu and Frances (Jack) Gourley, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mary was born on June 9, 1930 at Vibank, the 2nd oldest of six children, four boys and two girls. She grew up on a farm 4 miles south of Welwyn and attended a country school, finishing her grade 12 at Welwyn School. Mary worked for a year for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, when she met Alfred. They were married October 23, 1954 at Regina. From 1954 to 1959 she worked winters at the Saskatchewan Department of Highways and spent her summers on the farm at Benson. After Brian was born, she stayed on the farm, working full time as a mother, homemaker and farmer from 1960 to 1999. Mary always grew a large garden which she willingly shared with her family. She milked the cows and did many other chores along with running the combine, and she always prepared large meals for her family and those working in the fields. Mary helped with activities at the Benson Rink in the 60's and volunteered at school track meets and other events if needed. She enjoyed reading, animals, travelling and her grandchildren. They attended the United Church in Benson until it closed, then Grace United Church in Stoughton until they moved to Regina in 1994. She helped out at the Fowl Suppers and with Christmas events in the community. Mary and Alfred were a great match for each other and could often be seen travelling together for any appointments and to visit with family and friends. They attended any activities that their grandchildren were involved in whenever able. Mary loved children and animals, and she always tried to include everyone. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Funeral Services were held Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Stoughton United Church, Stoughton with Rev. Deborah Laforet officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Eian Richardson, David Griemann, James DeBoth, Grant Wittrock, Terry Marsh and Robert Rederburg. Donations may be made in memory of Mary to the Wascana Rehab Centre, Regina. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn, Sask. (842-6662)
Joseph Patrick "Pat" McLeod
On Monday, September 15, 2008, Joseph Patrick "Pat" McLeod of Weyburn passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 74 years. Pat was predeceased by his mother & father, Lillian and Thomas McLeod and his granddaughter, Joie Lynne McLeod. Pat is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Marie McLeod of Weyburn; and their five children, Clayton of Saskatoon, Robert (Liane) of Weyburn and his children, Starla and Kale, Joe (Deanne) of Weyburn and their children, Justin, Natasha and Brandie, Wanda (Gerald) of Katepwa Lake and Monica of Stoughton; 6 great grandchildren and one sister, Susan (Eric) Schmidt of Francis as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Joseph Patrick McLeod was born September 28, 1933 in Saskatoon to Lillian and Thomas McLeod. The family moved to Centerville, Ontario during War II. He started school in Ontario then continued his education at Weyburn when the family moved here in 1945. On April 23, 1953, Pat married Marie Hintz at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weyburn. He worked for the Canadian Pacific Rail for 9 years, at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre for one year, then as janitor of the Weyburn Comprehensive School for 37 years. Just prior to Pat's retirement in 1998, he was dressed in cap and gown for the Grade 12 Graduation where he received his honorary high school diploma. Pat was a long time member of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation and a 35 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #47, Weyburn. In earlier years, Pat enjoyed smoking his pipe. He enjoyed camping with his family each summer and continued this through retirement when he and Marie travelled in their motor home. His many hobbies included fishing, camping, hunting, painting houses and woodworking. Most important to Pat were his wife Marie and their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Those who were lucky enough to meet Pat, loved him. Prayers were said Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The Funeral Mass was held Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Dale Hintz , Peter Hintz, Kevin Hintz, Andy Thome, Justin McLeod and Kale McLeod. Donations may be made in memory of Pat to the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation or to the Weyburn Humane Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
Viola May Cook (Beck)
Viola May Cook (Beck) passed away at Humboldt, Wednesday, August 27, 2008. She was born near Lampman on April 19, 1912. Viola attended school here in Estevan for grades 6 to 12 then continued on to attend the Regina Normal School for one year in 1930. Viola started teaching in one room schools in 1932 1935. 1935 was the year that Viola married her husband of many years, William (Bill) Cook. It was at this time that she decided to work for two and a half years at Tuberculosis Sanitarium near Kamloops, BC. After which they returned to Estevan and she eventually started teaching in Hirsch, Frobisher, Alameda, Midale and even in Saskatoon and Swift Current. Bill and Viola where blessed with their two children Gordon and Murray who were both born in Estevan. Viola took many University classes in what spare time she had during the Summer and any night classes that she could attend at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Brandon where she majored in Library Science. She spent three years at Aden Bowmen Collegiate Library in Saskatoon in 1963. She then spent seven years in Swift Current as a Supervisor of the School Libraries in 1966. Retiring in 1973 after 21 years in the classroom and 10 years in School Libraries. Viola is survived by her son, Murray (Lynda) Cook; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other friends and relatives. She is predeceased by her husband, Bill; son, Gordon; parents, Melvin and Laura Beck; brother, Blakely Beck; sister, Maxine Isaacs. A Memorial Service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 27, 2008 from the Chapel of Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan with Mr. Doug Third officiating. Interment will follow the service at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations may be given to Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements in the care of Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan.
Elizabeth (Betty) Theresa Propp (Schmidt)
Elizabeth (Betty) Theresa Propp (Schmidt) passed away after a short illness at Tatagwa View, Weyburn, SK, September 30, 2008 at the age of 88 with her children by her side. Elizabeth was born August 30, 1920 in the Weyburn District to John and Margaret Schmidt. Elizabeth was predeceased by her parents, her first husband, Joseph Schmidt, second husband, Dave Propp, son, Harold Schmidt, grandson, Martin Fergason, great grandson, Jorden Fergason-Baskerville, sisters: Annie Meek and Rose Vogel, brothers: Phillip, Steven, John, Joe and Frank. Betty will be lovingly remembered by her children: Donald (Ann Scott) Schmidt of Weyburn, Delores (Stewart) Fergason of Calgary, AB, Gerald (Sylvia) Schmidt of Sylvan Lake, AB, Josie (Ron) Klein of Weyburn and Joe Schmidt of Regina; 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; sisters: Margaret (Steve) Lazurko and Rose (Frank) Loos; brothers: William Schmidt, Norman (Jan) Schmidt and Peter (Arlene) Vogal; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Betty was raised on a farm eight miles west of Weyburn with 12 other siblings: Annie, Phillip, Steven, John, Joe, William, Frank, Rose, Margaret, Rosemarie, Norman and Peter. On October 11, 1937, she married Joseph Schmidt. They raised their family at Horizon where they farmed, later moving to Khedive in 1950. In 1956 they sold the farm and moved to Weyburn. Betty worked at Dron's Dry Cleaners, then at the Weyburn Union Hospital. Joseph and Betty had many great times with their friends, dancing, playing cards and other activities. She did a lot of sewing, knitting, gardening and also a bit of travelling. On July 30th, 1971, Joseph passed away. She continued working until she met and married David Propp on August 30, 1975. They resided in Pangman for a number of years where Betty worked at Pangman hospital and sang in the choir. David passed away in August, 1989, and in 1990, Betty moved back to Weyburn and lived in an apartment. In 2003, she moved to the nursing home, where she lived very happily with her extended family, the staff and residence in house #8 at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility. Prayers were said Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The Funeral Mass was held Friday, October 3 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Dale Schmidt, David Lazurko, Brian Loos, Eddy Jacobs, Paul Whitrow and Lloyd Schmidt. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Betty to the McKenna Building Fund or to the Wheatland Senior Centre. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)