William "Bill" H. Smailes
On Friday, August 10, 2007, "Bill" H. Smailes passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 83 years. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Elizabeth Smailes, two sisters, Vera Jesse and Zetta Erickson, and by two brothers, Fred J. Smailes and Victor Smailes. Bill leaves to mourn his loving wife of 60 years, Wilhelmina Smailes of Weyburn, one brother, Ronald Smailes of Calgary, AB and one sister, Lila Dahlien of Calgary, AB, along with numerous nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. William H. Smailes was born January 7, 1924 at Ogema, the third son of James and Elizabeth Smailes. He attended Linden school in the Ogema district. On October 21, 1946, Bill married Wilhelmina Schmidt in Regina. He did Draywork in Ogema for six years and they farmed in the Ogema district until he retired in 1996. Bill was a member of Bethel Mission Church in Pangman and he did carpentry work at the Trossachs Bible Camp. He enjoyed woodworking as well as planting and caring for trees. They retired to Weyburn, where he continued to support the local church and attended faithfully. Funeral service was held Wednesday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. from Silver Heights Bible Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Linda Hunter officiating. Interment followed at Regina Memorial Gardens. The pallbearers were: Don Schmidt, Evan Schmidt, Leroy Hanson, Ed Liegman, Rodger Liegman and Gary Pederson. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Lung Association or to Silver Heights Bible Church, in his memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
Bruce Alfred Shoemaker
Bruce Alfred Shoemaker was born on August 31, 1927 on the family farm near Handsworth, to Caroline Marie (Nielsen) and Henry Francis Shoemaker. Bruce passed away at home on Sunday August 12 2007. He attended Hillhurst and Handsworth Schools. He enjoyed Christmas concerts, building forts in the snow and all the usual forms of entertainment during those years. Visits with family and friends were very important to him. He enjoyed picking berries, gardening, fishing, swimming, curling and especially playing his guitar and singing at family gatherings and community events. Bruce has attended the Apostolic Church in Stoughton for several years. He attended community fund raisers, faithfully visited and entertained in the local senior's home. One of his favourite summer outings was Folkfest in Saskatoon. He enjoyed watching his relatives perform on stage at the Norwegian Pavilion. For a few years he took a winter holiday in B.C. He phoned many of his relatives weekly and could be relied upon for knowing how everyone in the family was doing. Bruce was a good rancher and was fond of his horses and cattle. In recent summers he had utilized his pasture to board horses commercially, so had been active in dealing with customers, checking the horses, and fencing. Bruce will be missed by his sister Sylvia Brandow, brothers Carl and Glenn, sisters-in-law Esther Shoemaker and Elsa Shoemaker, nephews & nieces and cousins. Bruce was predeceased by his parents, brothers Melvin, Donald, Grant and twi infant brothers, his sister Frances Rivers, brothers-in-law: Jean Pierre Rivers, Austin Brandow, sister-in-law Elvena Shoemaker. Rev. Robert Fenn officiated. Fletcher Funeral Chapels were charge of arrangements. Funeral was held at 2:00 p.m.August 22 at Stoughton Legion. Burial was at Handsworth cemetary followed by reception at Stoughton Legion. Pallbearers were Harold Shoemaker, Ron Brandow, Charles Brandow, Dwight Fischer, Al Shoemaker and Larry Shoemaker.
Carl Paul Nelson
Dec. 20, 1919-Aug. 14, 2007
It is with great sadness that our father, grandfather, great grandfather, Carl Nelson passed away August 14, 2007. Carl is survived by: son Wayne (Geri) Nelson and their daughter Chantelle (Dwayne) Sauer and their children Jadin, Kalyn, Kenzy of Black Falls, AB, and son Jace (Nicole) Nelson and their children Damon, Alexandra, Deklan, Weyburn; son Ronald Nelson, daughter Rhonda (Darwin) Balfour, and children Eric and Jacob of Edmonton, AB, Ryan (Melanie) Nelson, Prince George, BC; daughter Karen (Huby) Kallen, their children Mark Johnston, Toronto, ON, Teresa (Leyton) Clark and their son Jaxson of Morinville, AB, Troy (Jo) Kallen and son Trey of Lethbridge, AB, Charmaine (Eyrin) Nelson and daughter Alexandra of Taber, AB; cousin Jeanette Beckwith of Austin, Minn, USA. Predeceased by wife of 60 years, Mickalene (2003), brother George 2005, sister Leona Fell 1977. Carl was born December 20, 1919 to John and Ingaborg Nelson on the family homestead at Worcester. Carl grew up on the family farm helping his parents do the farming and attended Rainton School. When Carl turned 17 he decided to venture out and head to Alberta to work. He worked on an irrigation farm north of Brooks, at the Veiner farm just east of Brooks and his first carpentry work was working to build the Medicine Hat airport. In 1940 Carl enlisted in the army and was stationed in Regina, Red Deer, Toronto and Suffield. While in Red Deer Carl liked to frequent a local coffee shop with his army buddies. There he met a young lass, Mickalene Nimchuck. He swept her off her feet and were married November 28, 1942. They lived in Red Deer, then onto to Suffield where Dad served on the base teaching recruits how to drive the big lorries. Other duties included guarding POWs that were in transit to the internment camps in the Kananaskis. In 1945, after five years in the military, Carl was released from the army so he could come home to farm. That was Carl and Mickey's next venture in their journey. They lived in an old camp kitchen car and started their family, Wayne, Ron and Karen. Carl and Mickey were very industrious, raising chickens, turkeys, pigs and cows, sold eggs, cream, chickens and turkeys. Carl used a team of horses to do most of the work around the farm. One of Carl's favorite harvest time treats was Mickey's fresh baked cinnamon buns and coffee. A tradition when everyone was home was to peel at least 20 pounds of potatoes for the crupcakes, an acquired but delicious delicacy. Carl drove school bus for over 20 years, to the Talmage school and then into Weyburn. He enjoyed going to garage sales, flea markets and both were very involved in the antique trade! World travel was also very important to both Carl and Mickey. Destinations included Jamaica, Europe, Mexico, Hawaii and most US states. Both Carl and Mickey loved to square dance, as Carl was quite the twirler. Dad was a sportsman and spent many years hunting. Venison was a staple at the Nelson house. Curling was another pastime at the Worcester curling rink. Carl loved his cats; he always had five or six around the farm. His favorite saying was, "Oh my, da puddy cat." Carl had a mischievous twinkle in his eye and loved to flirt with the ladies, much to Mickey's dismay. In 2003 Mickey passed away and carl rented out the land. Moving into Weyburn in the fall of 2005 was a very huge adjustment for him. He still enjoyed visiting the farm on a daily basis just to putter around in the yard or with some garage sale treasures he was fixing up. Carl enjoyed life right to the end; it is hard to believe your journey on earth is complete. You can now rest in peace alongside of Mickey. We love you and will miss you very much. God Bless.
Lois Grant (Pape)
Lois Grant (Pape) of Camrose, AB, formerly of Lang, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at the age of 67 years. Lois was predeceased by her husband William (Bill) Grant and her parents Gordon and Myrtle Pape. She is survived by her daughter Adirenne Grant of Camrose, AB; her son Harold (Megan) Grant of Camrose; grandchildren William, Trinity and Andrew Grant of Camrose, and Ashley Lefrancois of Markstay, ON. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society are gratefully accepted.
Ole Sandvold, born October 21, 1909 at Midale, passed away August 13, 2007 at Weyburn, at the age of 97 years. He was predeceased by his parents: Tom and Oline Sandvold; three sisters: Sigrid, Martha and Rogna; two brothers: Leonard and Sigurd. Ole is survived by one sister, Anna of Regina; two nieces: Marlene Guthrie of Burnaby, BC and Eileen (Irvin) Escott of Indian Head; four nephews: John (Martha) Gordon, Medicine Hat, AB, Herb (Helene) Gordon, Halbrite, Mac (Shirley) Gordon, Regina and Roy (Colleen) Gordon, Regina; as well as numerous great nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Saturday, August 18 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Midale, with Pastor Donna Smalley officiating. The pallbearers were Ron Emde, Allan Emde, Garnath Rasmuson, Dayle Martinson, Neil Martinson and Kyler Emde. Interment followed at Westphalia Cemetery, Midale. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Ole to a Charity of Choice. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel, 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"
Robert (Bob) Pick
June 1941-July 2007
Bob, late of Nanaimo, BC, was the son of Jack and Iris Pick of Macoun. Born and raised in Macoun Bob eventually made his life in British Columbia. Predeceased by his father in 1995, he is survived by his mother Iris, brother Jack (Donna) Pick and sisters Janet (Harvey) Kvile and Joyce Hoium. A memorial service will be held at Macoun Evangelical Church on August 24, 2007 at 2 p.m.
On Wednesday, August 22, 2007, Cecilia Sloman passed away at Fillmore Health Centre at the age of 56 years. Cecila was predeceased by her father, Leo Carignen, stepfather, Alec Legault and by her husband, Willie Sloman. Cecilia will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Stacy and Tina Sloman; her mother, Therese Legault; brothers-in-law: George Sloman, Robert (Kate) Sloman and Wesley (Barbara) Sloman; sisters-in-law: Elsie Postey, Mildred Ballard, Shirley Sloman and Loren Young; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Cecilia Sloman was born November 12, 1951 in Regina. She was raised at Pontiex, graduated and moved to Regina where she continued her education. She started her career at CMHC, met and married Willie Sloman and moved to Tyvan. There she lived out her married life and raised her family. Cecilia convocated as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1989, and trained as a Financial Investment Councillor. She was employed with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. and was recognized for 25 years of service in 1997. She also worked part time at the Royal Bank in Francis. Cecilia enjoyed reading, educational advancement, curling, crocheting, puzzles and was a football fan. She was a member of CWL and was actively involved in the church. Cecilia was on the Tyvan Community Hall Board, a member of the Ladies Legion Auxilliary #47 in Weyburn, on the Tyvan Homecoming Planning committee in 2005, Tyvan Senior Club, The Francis and District Dance Club and Fillmore Skating Club. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, August 25 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Francis of Assissi Roman Catholic Church, Francis, with Father Louis Abello officiating. Interment followed in Tyvan Cemetery. For friends so wishing, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Cecilia to Cancer Research or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, (842-5432)
Leila Marie Horner
On Monday, August 20, 2007, Leila Marie Horner passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her parents, Leslie and Clara Bramley; her husband of 65 years, Les on December 21, 2005; two sons, Bill and Alex Horner; sons-in-law, Graham Goddard; one brother, Roger Bramley, two brothers-in-law, Harold and Fred Horner and one sister-in-law, Marion Nodwell. Leila will be lovingly remembered by her three children: Patricia Goddard of New Zealand, John (Pat) Horner of Creelman, and Kathy Horner of Carlyle; daughter-in-law, Wanda Fowler of Saskatoon; grandchildren: Eric Goddard, Heather (Patrick) Chopik, Scott (Jennifer) Horner, Jaret (Amanda) Horner, Stacey (Jason) Smith, Willie Horner, Christopher (Cindy) Horner, Eric and Byron Horner; great grandchildren: Zane Chopik, Anthony, Jenna and Drew Horner; five sisters-in-law: Opal Horner, Audrey Denison, Kathleen (Wes) Hatlelid, Beth (Lloyd) Hatlelid and Euene Bramley. Leila Marie Bramley was born at Little Rock, Iowa, USA on November 20, 1916, the daughter of Leslie Middlewood Bramley and Clara Bramley (nee: Karcher). She moved with her family to a farm 1/2 mile west of Creelman. Her schooling took place in Creelman, grades one through twelve. After a year at home, she became a student nurse at the General Hospital in Regina. Due to allergies caused by the chemicals encountered as a nurse, she didn't obtain her degree which was her greatest disappointment in life. After coming home from Regina, she married George Leslie Horner on June 15, 1940. She and Les started a farm on the NE 28-10-10. Five children were born to this marriage. They moved to her parents' farm west of Creelman, then to the old hospital in Creelman. In 1963 they built a new house on SW 27-10-10, where they lived until 1980 when they moved back to Creelman. In 1997 they moved to Weyburn. Leila and Les were inseparatable for 65 years. She was active in the community with groups such as the U.C.W. and the P.T.A. She taught Sunday School and was secretary of the Home & School association. These early years were taken up with raising the family, cooking, baking, being a mother and homemaker, nurse, teacher and counselor. It was a busy life, but she always found time to read to her children. There were always books and records with stories on them in the house. Her baking was always superb, and her grandchildren remember that grandma's red cookie jar was never empty. She won a prize with a recipe in a contest sponsored by a national magazine. She also enjoyed gardening. Once the children had grown, she and Les began square dancing. It was a passion that took them all over Western Canada and into the USA, they danced well into their seventies. The other love of her life was her grandchildren. Leila was always quick with her wit, and just a week before her passing, when she returned to Tatagwa View from a trip for ice cream with Kathy, a nurse asked Leila where her ice cream was. Leila never missed a beat, and replied, "Why, yours melted." She and Les were married for 65 years and were never very far apart. They lived long and for the most part, happy lives. A Memorial Service was held Friday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m. from Creelman United Church. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. The Honorary Pallbearers were her grandchildren: Eric Goddard, Heather, Scott, Jaret, Chris, Byron, Eric, Stacey and Willie Horner. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Leila to the Tatagwa View Stained Glass Window Fund or to St. Andrew's United Church. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)
Richard Philip Fellner
On Tuesday, August 21, 2007, Richard Philip Fellner of Pangman, passed away at the age of 64 years. Predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Katherine Fellner; sisters, Adele Forsythe and Dorothy Kaip; a niece, Janet Forsythe; brothers-in-law, Albert Forsythe and Joe Kaip and a sister-in-law, Beverley Fellner. Rick will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Marlene Fellner of Pangman, and their family, six children: Jocelyn Fradette of Vulcan, AB, Andrew (Lynn) Fradette of Regina, Teresa Fradette of Midale, Elaine (Rick) Panko of Pontex, Jim (Kathy) Fradette of Innisfail, AB, and Lisa (Daryl) Lillejord of Pangman; 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; brothers, Joe (Jean) Fellner and Al Fellner; sisters, Trudy Fellner, Marlene (Walter) Stanek and Kathy Fellner; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Richard Phillip Fellner was born at Pangman, on August 31, 1942. He was raised on the farm north of Khedive. Grade one was taken in Khedive and grade two at Fordyre, a one room school. He then continued grade three to grade eleven in Khedive. He worked for the Department of Highways for a few years, then started farming. He played little league ball and continued to play until his forties. He curled at the Tartan Curling Club in Regina. He liked to bonspiel and went to Nelson, B.C. for the summer spiel for many years. Marlene and Rick took Old Time Dancing classes. They also enjoyed gardening together. Rick was an altar server when young, and later after marriage took part in the Mass service and drove Father Brian Meredith because of Father's poor eyesight. He served on the Church Board for a few years and he helped out in all special events the church sponsored. Rick lived in Khedive in summer and moved to Regina during the winter until he married Marlene on October 12, 1986 in Ceylon Catholic Church. Rick and Marlene resided in Pangman until his death. Rick loved playing with his niece and nephews and was always interested in what they were doing and always proud of their accomplishments. When he married and acquired grandchildren, he loved them dearly and could be found playing hide and seek and other games. He was always there for his grandchildren in good times or bad. He'll be missed by them. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, August 25 at 10:00 a.m. from Holy Angel's Roman Catholic Church, Pangman, with Father Francis Kurisinkal officiating. Interment to follow in Pangman Cemetery. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Rick to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)
Joseph Laurence Perreault
On Saturday, August 18, 2007, Joseph Laurence Perreault of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 66 years. Predeceased by his parents, Alexander and Margurite Perreault; and three sisters: Therresa Perreault, Mary Luhtalc and Stella Gray. Joseph will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 33 years, Val Perreault of Weyburn, and their nine children: Carol (Dean) Flavel of Regina, Leigha (Wallace) Briggs of Gibbons, AB, Laurence Perreault of Regina, Laura (Richard) Perreault of Regina, Dean Ladwig of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Nicole (George) Keleman of Weyburn, Luc (Avrael) Perreault of Victoria, BC, Carla (Len Hutchings) Perreault of Weyburn, and Amanda (Kenny) Dodd of Weyburn; 27 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; one brother, Victor Perreault and three sisters: Doraine (Trevor) Neale, Rose (Bernie) Hughes and Cecilia (Steve) Waybrant. Joseph was born January 22, 1941 at Saltcoats. He was employed with Glen Rasmussen of Griffin, in 1974, after that he farmed for Blair Campbell. He then worked for Weyburn Agro delivering machinery and did some trucking for Derby Transport. He then joined Myrglod's Properties up until his retirement in January of 2006. His main hobby was playing guitar and his harmonicas. He also liked tinkering with machines and playing in his garage. Joseph enjoyed rousing games of canasta and dice and loved visiting with everyone. He was a Scout Leader for the 5th Weyburn Troop and had his Certificate of Military Achievement which gave him the nick name C.I. Joe (Civilian Instructor). He took part in Relay for Life the last two years, and was President of Metis Local #87. He was a Senator of Metis Nations Saskatchewan and sat on the RCMP advisory committee. Pa was a friend to everyone. He was always ready with a joke and a nickname for people. His family was the most important to him, and the pride he had showed through everything he touched and everyone he met. He will be missed but always loved and never forgotten. A Memorial Service was held Friday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m. at the Captain's Hall in Weyburn, with Leo Desnomie officiating. Interment will be at a later date. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Joseph to the Weyburn General Hospital Palliative Care. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)