William Thomas Alexander Hill
On February 12, 2007, William Thomas Alexander Hill, late of Stoughton, passed away at New Hope Pioneer Lodge, at the age of 92 years. William was predeceased by his parents, Len and Elizabeth Hill; his loving wife, Luella in 2005; one daughter, Jean Agnes McDermid; two granddaughters, Leanne and Michelle Hill; two brothers, Gordon and Cliff Hill and sister, Beaula Fraser. Willian will be lovingly remembered by his family: four sons: Carman (Inga) of Stoughton, John (Rose) of Saskatoon, Harry of Benson, and Glen (Verka) of Stoughton; seven grandchildren: Earl (Kelly), Bradley (Karen), Harvey Hill; Valerie (Curtis) Mooney; Ashley (Mike) Stefanich, Desmond and Bob Hill; great grandchildren: Carman, Justin, Ken, Kristen, LeAnne Hill; Joel Simpson, Lauryn, Brittany Hill; Jarret Schrader, Ashlyn, Kara Mooney, Brittany Charlebois; three brothers: Norman, ken and Don Hill and one sister, Beatrice Henry, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. William was born in Belmont, MB and came with his parents to the Stoughton District. In 1936 he married Luella Noyes and they raised their family in the Obrion District. In 1982 they retired from the farm and moved to Stoughton where they lived until 2002. Bill had a stroke so they decided to move to Hill Top Manor in Weyburn. Luella passed away leaving William to relocate to Stoughton to be closer to his family members and friends. Funeral service was held Thursday, February 15, at 2:00 p.m. from Stoughton United Church with Pastor Robert Fenn officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Gordon Coutts, Gabriel Mack, Ed Young, Darwin Fenn, Boyd Charles and Ken Gowan. Donations may be made to the Stoughton United Church in his memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn and Stoughton. (842-6662 and 457-2566).
Diane Aletha Yuzyk
On Saturday, February 17, 2007, Diane Aletha (Wallace) Yuzyk, of Regina, passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 63 years. Predeceased by her parents, Robert (1993) and Gladys Wallace (2006), and her husband, Ed Yuzyk (1996). Diane leaves to mourn, special friend, Al Jordison, one brother, Noelan (Fran) Wallace of Heward; four sisters: Velma (Fred) Gordon of Eastend, Deb Wallace (Pat) of Kisbey, Pat (Barry) Dayman of Corning, and Glenda (Larry) Debusschere of North Portal; an aunt and uncle, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Diane was born May 28, 1943 at Heward, and she grew up in and around Heward, attending school there, then later attended hairdressing school in Regina. On August 30, 1974 Diane married Ed Yuzyk in Regina. Due to Ed's employment, they moved to several communities in Saskatchewan and Alberta, later making Regina their permanent residence. She was employed as a hair dresser for several years, then did private housekeeping. Diane enjoyed many crafts with special interest in needle point and reading. She also enjoyed gardening, camping and playing cards. Ed passed away in 1996. Later, Diane met a special friend in Al Jordison. She will be sadly missed by friends and family. Funeral service was held Thursday, February 22 at 2:00 p.m. from Stoughton United Church, with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment followed in Heward Cemetery. The active pallbearers were: Josh Wallace, Arron and Robert Gordon, Elvin and Larry Seabrook and Leonard Mowles. Honorary pallbearers were: Stacey and Miranda Debusschere, Tanya Broast, Crystal Singleton, Kerrie Box, Val Knibbs, Troy and Todd Kilback and Terri Gordon. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Diane to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn and Stoughton (842-5432 and 457-2566).
Grant James Walker
On Thursday, February 22, 2007, Grant James (Mort) Walker of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 67 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Laura and Charles Walker, sister-in-law, Dorothy Isherwood, and by his loving wife, Diana in 1996. Grant leaves to mourn his family: two daughters, Gail (Curt) Paxman of Colgate, and their children: Chantel, Megan, Mellissa, Chantara, Austin and Logan; and Joanne Walker of Weyburn; two sisters, Janet (Vic) Patterson of Edmonton, AB and Margaret Walker of Edmonton, AB; sister-in-law, Phyllis (Leonard) Pantel of Fort QuAppelle; brother-in-law, Bill Isherwood of Nokomis, BC; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Grant was born in Weyburn on September 21, 1939, and spent his early years in Colgate. When he was five years old he moved to Weyburn with his family. Grant married the love of his life, Diana MacPherson on September 4, 1964. Diana passed away in 1996. He is now resting by her side where he always wanted to be. Papa worked for the city of Weyburn from the age of 15 until he retired in 1997 to be with the other loves of his life, his grandchildren. His favorite pastime was going to the coffee shop, always taking a longer way than really necessary to get there, just to see what was happening in 'His' town. Once he got there, he really enjoyed visiting with his 'coffee' family. Really, the only time he missed his coffee ritual was to attend to his real passion, his grandchildren. If any one of them needed a ride to wrestling, cheerleading, sports, etc. or help with any other thing, their Papa was always there. Papa will be missed by all and will always have a very special place in our hearts and will never be forgotten. Funeral service will held Wednesday, February 28, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, in his memory. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
Herman Johannes Satre
On February 27, 2007 Herman Johannes Satre passed away peacefully at the age of 92 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Aslak and Tonetta; wife, Myrtle; brother, Clarence; and sisters, Ida Landstrom, Johanna Ordahl and Alma Lee. Herman will be lovingly remembered by his family: sons, Wayne (Helen) and Robert (Karen), daughter, Beverley (Henry) Bjorklund; grandchildren: Tracy (Brian) McGillivray, Mark (Casey) Satre, Eric Satre, Dustin Satre, Amy Satre, Lee (Tim) Dempsey, Evan Bjorklund and Aaron Bjorklund; great grandchildren: Mason and Madison McGillivray and Catherine and Drew Dempsey; sister, Hazel Seyfert; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Herman was born in Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota in 1914 and moved to Canada in 1917. He was a farmer, a man of the land, taking pride in his luscious wheat fields and his thick hay crops. Angus cattle were his specialty, many becoming like pets. This was Herman's life from an early age, taking over the family farm when his father passed away. Not only did Herman work hard on the farm, he was also a telephone lineman, the treasurer at LacQui Parle Church and a dedicated volunteer in the building of the old Mainprize Park. Although Herman worked hard, he was always ready for some fun. Gatherings with the family and neighbours brought many hours of enjoyment for he and Myrtle, usually in the form of a rousing game of crib or whist. Herman could often be heard laughing about something or other. Lefsa and lutefisk were Dad's contributions to every Christmas dinner. After about seventy years of practice, he was our expert! We hope we have learned our lessons well. After his own children were grown, Herman was happy to spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. How fortunate they were to be such a big part of his life. Herman was a man of honesty, integrity and strong work ethic. He lived his life by the golden rule, practicing his strong Christian faith. As a father and grandfather he was a treasure, leaving us with a legacy of strong family love. After a long, well-lived life may he rest in peace. The funeral service for Herman was held at Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, on Saturday, March 3, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. The active pallbearers were, Mark Satre, Eric Satre, Dustin Satre, Evan Bjorklund, Aaron Bjorklund and Allan Landstrom. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to LacQui Parle Lutheran Church or Zion Lutheran Church in Herman's memory. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, 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"
Dan McGregor Stewart
April 7, 1947-February 19, 2007
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dan Stewart, age 59 years, late of Sherwood Park, AB and formerly of Regina. He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter, Janie Rae and granddaughter Jaylene Stewart of Aldergrove, BC; son, Troy (Renee) and their children Tiffany, Tyya and Taylor of Hawaii; two sisters, Annabelle (Garth) McDonald of Sherwood Park, AB, Isabelle (Alex) Howden of Smeaton; five brothers, Dick (Lois) of Saskatoon, Dean (Nona) of Weyburn, Rodey (Lenore) of Lacorey, AB, Brad (Deanna) of Weyburn, and Robert (Wanda) of Didsbury, AB; sisters-in-law, Janis (Art) Daniel of Avonlea, Marilyn (Ken) Rozan of Regina, Katey (Eric) Stark of Calgary, AB; brothers-in-law, Wes (Helen) Powers of Parry, Kevin (Donna) Powers of Avonlea, Jim (Jean) Powers of Kyle. Dan will be fondly remembered by many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Memorial Service was held in Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, Sherwood Park, AB at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 22. Funeral service was held in the Balgonie Multiplex at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 24. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn was at 3:00 p.m. Those so wishing may make donations, in memoriam, to the charity of their choice. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services, Regina. An online book of condolences may be signed at www.speersfuneralchapel.com
Louis Jacob Ruscheinsky
Louis Jacob Ruscheinsky, born September 15, 1922, passed away peacefully in Surrey, BC on February 26, 2007. Predeceased by his wife Margaret Rose Ruscheinsky (nee Mack) on March 31, 2005. Louis will be greatly missed by his loving family: Gloria Bird (Al), Gerald Ruscheinsky (Rebecca), Kelly Belrose (James); his grandchildren: Darcy Bird (Mark), Diane Bird, Tracey Ruscheinsky (Debbie), Darren Ruscheinsky, Travis Wicks and Tyson Wicks; his great grandchildren Justin and Leah Kobetitch and Paige Ruscheinsky. Also greatly missing Louis will be his sisters, Sadie Schnell and Anne Schmidt (Leo) as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Louis was laid to rest alongside his wife Margaret of 60 years, at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660-72 Ave., Surrey on Friday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of BC in Louis' name. Online condolences may be expressed and sent to the family, care of firstname.lastname@example.org. All your kind thoughts and prayers will remain with us always. Valley View Funeral Home, 604-596-8866.
Terry Garth Brady
Terry Garth Brady passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at Weyburn, at the age of 62 years. Terry was predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Midge Brady; two brothers-in-law, Roy and Stan Lynch; and his sister-in-law, Sandra Lang. He leaves to mourn his wife, Lorraine; his brother, Roger (Sharon) Brady; his mother-in-law, Marguerite Lynch; numerous nieces and nephews; and his House 8 Tatagwa View Family. Terry loved nature -hunting, dogs and wildlife. The Memorial Service for Terry Brady was held on Friday, March 2, at 1:30 p.m. from Tatagwa View Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All in Attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Terry to House 8, Tatagwa View, Box 2003, Weyburn, SK S4H 2Z9. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, 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".
Colin Bruce Beale
Colin Bruce Beale late of Weyburn passed away on February 22, 2007 at the age of 51 years. He was predeceased by his father James Beale; his sister Colleen Joy; step-father Ray Hall; special grandparents, Albert and Lida Ruller. Colin is survived by his loving partner, Marleen Holtz, Weyburn and her children: Janna Holtz (Graeme McBeth) of Weyburn, Jordan Holtz, Moose Jaw; his children: Sara (Chad) Sletten, Blackfalds, AB and their sons, Brayden, Brett and Zack, Paul Beale, Calgary, AB, Daniel Beale, Blackfalds, AB, Calin Beale, Weyburn and their mother Janet Beale, Weyburn; his mother Rhoda Hall, Edmonton, AB; his two brothers: Calvin (Maureen) Beale, Burnaby, BC, Jim (Lori) Beale, Regina; his aunt Marge Mailer, Stoney Plain, AB as well as several nieces and nephews. Colin Bruce Beale was born June 2, 1955, in Calgary, AB, to Rhoda and Jim Beale. At the age of five, he moved to Weyburn with his mother and two brothers, where they moved in with Grandpa and Grandma Ruller. He attended Elgin School, Weyburn Junior High and Weyburn Comprehensive School. Colin was very active in music, sports and drama throughout his school years. He was a lead singer in the choral groups and played several instruments. He excelled at all sports and still holds the record for shot-putt, something that all three of his sons tried to beat but were never able to. Summers were spent at music and hockey camps, and the cottage at Good Bird's Point where Colin and his brothers loved to fish with their grandpa. He was active in Cubs and the Legion band, along with hockey and baseball. After graduation in 1973, Colin worked in Weyburn for a few months and then headed to Alberta. He and Janet lived in Camrose the first year of their marriage, then moved back to Weyburn where he sold houses for Frontier Homes. Their first child, Sara, was born in 1976. In 1978 they moved to Didsbury, AB, where Colin began his electrical career and their first son Paul was born. In 1983 Colin moved his family back to Weyburn and started his electrical company. During this time his sons Daniel and Calin were born. In1986 Colin starting working as an electrician, at Canada Wire (now Nexans). He was employed there until his passing and made many friends there over the years. He still loved to play hockey, now with the Old-Timers. He was very active in the church using his musical skills, also singing the anthem at hockey games and playing the drums in local bands. It was at church that Colin met Marleen, who often accompanied him on the piano when he performed as a soloist. In 1992 they began their life together, with Janna and Jordan, and new puppy Misty. Their canine family grew with the birth of Sydney, and the adoption of little "Tommy Douglas", the beagle who held a special place in Colin's heart. Colin loved to spend time with his children, and he and Marleen made many trips to Alberta to visit with family. In his spare time, Colin loved to play golf, a passion that he shared with his children. In 1999, he became a grandpa with the birth of Brayden, followed by Brett in 2001 and Zack in 2004. Colin and Marleen shared 15 years of special memories, with much laughter and joy in each other's company. They had many plans for the future, but were happy just to be together. They never took each other for granted, and there was nothing Colin wouldn't do for his "Marly". They shared a special bond that will never be broken. Colin's thoughtful ways and generous nature shone through in everything he did. His optimistic outlook and easygoing manner enabled him to see the beauty and potential in each new day. His gentle spirit will be sadly missed. A memorial service for Colin will be held on Saturday, April 7, at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Daniel Krauss and Pastor Martin Olson, officiating. The honorary pallbearers will be Brian Rasmussen, Alan Hamann, Michael Hamann, Doug Machan, Garry Windecker and Marvin Windecker. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For family and friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Colin to the Weyburn Humane Society, Box 1062, Weyburn, SK, S4H 0W2. Arrangements are entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn (848-0333 or 1-888-848-0333) If so desired, condolences to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com "Our Family Serving Your Family."
On Tuesday, March 13, 2007, Rita Ann Jensen, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 61 years. Predeceased by her parents, Arva and Josie Claffey; one brother, Ronald Claffey and one sister, Joan Eskiw; and by her parents-in-law, Andy and Annie Jensen. Rita will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 43 years, Harry Jensen of Weyburn and their family: daughter, Janie Jensen of Regina; son, Gerard (Stephanie) Jensen and grandchildren, Michael, Grant and Karlee Jensen, all of Radville; daughter, Shelly Jensen of Regina; brothers and sisters: Jack (Joan) Claffey of Fort Qu'Appelle; Terry Claffey of Weyburn' Elaine (Merv) Pearson of Ponoka, AB; Fran (Gary) Steinberg of Plentywood, MT; Yvonne (David) Hughes of Sylvan Lake, AB;, Lynn (Garth) Krauss of Ceylon; Floyd (Laurie) Claffey of Parry; Jeanette Ferguson of Estevan; brothers and sisters-in-law: Borge Jensen of Grand Prairie, AB; Delbert (Dorene) Jensen of Weyburn; Linda Brooks of Bienfait; Deanna (Wayne) Mabee of Weyburn; Geret (Debbie) Jensen of Ceylon; Mavis (Andre) Hollebeke of Fillmore; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, special aunts, relatives and friends. Rita was born September 5, 1945 in Ceylon and grew up on the family farm with 10 brothers and sisters. She began her schooling at Meadow View until it closed, then continued at Hardy and Ceylon where she had many friends and became a part of the athletic team. She enjoyed her sports very much and did well at field meets, competing provincially also. She continued to enjoy sports as an adult with curling and playing on a ladies baseball team. On June 8, 1963, Rita married Harry Jensen from the area. They began building their farm and raising a family of three children, Janie, Gerard and Shelly, which grew to include three grandchildren, Michael, Grant and Karlee. Rita was a partner on the farm and worked hard alongside her husband and children, leading a busy and successful life until she retired to Weyburn a few years ago, where she could help her mother. She took great pleasure in helping her and visiting at Legion Towers. Rita was a part of her church group and active in the church, especially with her mother. Rita's hobby was looking after everyone else. She was a compassionate lady, looking after the needs of others, especially her mother. In her healthy days she was quite active playing on team sports and traveling. Rita's love, caring and compassion will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Prayers were said Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass was held Friday, March 16 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. Interment followed in Ceylon Cemetery. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Rita to the Canadian Lung Association or to a charity of choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
Margaret Laura Thompson
Mrs. Margaret Laura Thompson of Red Deer, AB, passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Thursday, March 15, 2007 at the age of 96 years. Mrs. Thompson was born April 20, 1910 near Lampman. She received her education in Regina and was employed by International Harvest Ltd. prior to her marriage to Ralph in 1930. They lived in Weyburn for 30 years and Margaret worked with law firms in Weyburn and Saskatoon. She moved to Red Deer, AB in 1976. Mrs. Thompson is survived by her loving children: Isobel M. (Wilfred) Meyers, Alice M. Bergh-McRae both of Red Deer, AB, Marilyn C. (Glen) Wilkinson of Penticton, BC, Connie Goy of Vancouver, BC and Robert H. (Patricia) Thompson of Kelowna, BC, her 17 grandchildren and her 24 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her two sisters, Sr. Justin Kreig and Frieda (Earl) Anderson. Mrs. Thompson was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Leo Thompson and her daughter, Jeannette R. Gess. Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 6 McMillan Avenue, Red Deer, AB on Tuesday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial tributes in Mrs. Margaret Thompson's honour may be made to the Canadian Lung Association. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.eventidefuneralchapels.com. Service and cremation providers: Eventide Funeral Chapels, 4820-45th Street, Red Deer, AB. Phone 403-347-2222. "Downtown Red Deer." Trusted since 1929.