Dale Arthur Knibbs
On Wednesday, October 31, 2007, Dale Arthur Knibbs, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 74 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Fern Knibbs. Dale will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife of 52 years, Betty Knibbs of Weyburn and their family: daughter, Debra (Larry) Campbell of Saskatoon, and their children: Jesse and Bree-Anna; and son, Darwin (Leah) Knibbs of Weyburn, and their children: Stephanie, Jeremy and Graham; brothers, Wayne (Elaine) Knibbs of Weyburn, and Don (Loretta) Knibbs of Stoughton; sister, Marilyn (Bobo) Cugnet of Weyburn; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Dale Arthur Knibbs was born September 2, 1933, the first child born to Arthur and Fern Knibbs. He was born, raised, schooled and spent his whole life in the Huntoon/Innis area. Dale always enjoyed animals, especially his horse, Tippie, while he was a young boy growing up on the farm. On April 9, 1955, he married Betty Stach at the United Church in Weyburn, and they enjoyed 52 years of married life. They continued mixed farming and raising their family on the family farm. Dale was very involved in his community as well, serving on the R.M. of Griffin Council for 23 years, helped at the rink and drove a Bombardier when there was too much snow for the school bus to run in the winter. He served on the Griffin United Church Board, and always kept in close touch with all his extended family, enjoying many reunions. Curling was a big part of his life in the winter, and in the mid 1960's his team won the aggregate trophy at Froude. Dale had several hobbies as well, enjoying woodworking, fishing, golfing, dancing, playing cards, snowmobiling, and working with metal in the shop. He did renovations for many friends and neighbors and always enjoyed having coffee and visiting with family and friends. Betty and Dale sold the farm and retired to Weyburn in 2001. The grandchildren always knew that there would be candy and treats when visiting. He kept up with current affairs and was always ready for a good debate. Dale will be remembered for his sense of loyalty, integrity and honesty to everyone. He'll be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral service was held Saturday, November 3, at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Mr. Gary Keefe officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Devin Knibbs, Richard Knibbs, Curtis Stach, Dale Cugnet, Gary Hennig, and Wesley Cugnet. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Donations may be made in memory of Dale to the Saskatchewan Lung Association, 1231-8th Street East, Saskatoon, SK, S7H 0S5, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn. (842-6662)
Gladys Mildred Williams
It is with great sadness the Doug Williams family announces that Gladys Mildred (Bailie) Williams of Radville, passed away at the Regina General Hospital on October 19, 2007 at the age of 64 years, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family at the time of passing. Gladys was predeceased by her parents Carson and Anna Bailie, sister Arlene Bailie; mother and father-in-law Jack & Della Williams; sisters-in-law, Della Williams and Evelyn Haldane, brothers-in-law, Bud and Earl Williams, Max Haldane and Bernard Bouchard. She is survived by her loving husband Doug Williams of Radville, her sons Reid Williams of Lethbridge, AB and grandchildren Rhett, Lauren and Kyle; Rodney (Tanya) Williams of Regina, grandchildren Matthew, Marshall and Kennedy; Bartley (Tammy) Williams of Regina, grandchildren Anthony, Justice, Keneshia, Payton and Brittney; two brothers Carson Bailie, Warner, AB, George (Isabella) Bailie, Lethbridge, AB; sister Alice (Lloyd) Strain, Foremost, AB; several nieces and nephews and extended members of the Bailie and Kerner families. Gladys is also survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Dorothy Bouchard, Stonewall, MB, Olga Smith, Regina, Bill (Lynn) Williams, Golden, BC, Ida Gifkins, Barrie, ON, Lorne Williams, Regina, Arnott (Kathy) Williams, Trossachs, Gordon (Kris) Williams, High River, AB, Fern (Joe) Demmans, Calgary, AB, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral was held Wednesday, October 24, at 2:00 p.m. at the Radville Catholic Church, conducted by Reverend Shelby Kinrade of the United Church. Internment to follow at Radville Laurier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Father Yandeau Trust Fund c/o Radville Marian Home Health Care Centre, Radville.
Liliane Andrea Kot
Liliane Andrea Kot (nee: Lapierre) late of Weyburn, Saskatchewan passed away on Monday, November 5, 2007 at the age of 54 years. Liliane was predeceased by her father, Armand Lapierre; her in laws: Bernard and Georgina Kot; a sister in infancy and a sister-in-law in infancy. Liliane is survived by her husband, Bernie Kot, Weyburn; children: Karen (Dennis) Erickson of Weyburn, Brett Kot of Weyburn, and Wade (Melanie) Kot of Regina; four grandchildren: Layne, Ashton, Bayden and Kaitlyn; her mother, Angeline Lapierre of Montmartre; four sisters: Rita (Lorne) Wallace of Tyner; Ida (Bob) Sorsdahl of Weyburn; Delores (Rod) Singer of Balgonie, Jackie Lapierre of Regina; two brothers: Norman (Rose) Lapierre of Weyburn and Harvey (Donna) Lapierre of Regina; two brothers-in-law: Ken (Susan) Kot of Weyburn and Jim (Vi) Kot of Provost, AB; four sisters-in-law: Theresa (Jack) Berglund of Kennedy, Rita (Frank) Hammel of Moose Jaw, Marlene (Glen) Caine of Drayton Valley, AB, and Gloria (Fred) Kirkpatick of Truax; as well as many nieces and nephews. Liliane Andrea Kot was born to Armand and Angeline Lapierre, on May 3, 1953 in Montmartre. She was from a family of eight children, four sisters and two brothers, and a sister who died in infancy. She grew up on the family farm where she became a real tomboy who liked to spend her time out helping her Dad. She graduated from the Montmartre High School and moved to Regina to work for the Sask. Wheat Pool. In the fall of 1972, she went to a turkey shoot in Candiac where she said she saw the biggest turkey ever. She married him 10 months later in July in 1972. It was a short courtship. Bernie Kot and Liliane became engaged at Christmas. Liliane said they didn't need to wait any longer as they were meant to be together. They moved to Weyburn for a short time after they were married and Liliane worked at CFSL Radio Station. They moved to Candiac in January of 1974. Bernie worked at the stock yards and Liliane helped in the office. Karen, their first child, was born there in April of 1974. In the fall of 1975 the new family moved back to Weyburn where they rented Terry Gutzke's farm yard. Brett was born in February of 1978. In the fall of that year they purchased the Casper Wanner farm North East of Weyburn where they lived and raised their family for almost 30 years. Wade was born in 1981 and made their family complete. Liliane was a stay at home mom during those beginning years on the farm but she certainly worked. She milked cows, raised chickens, and collected eggs. She worked along side Bernie as a true partner. She took a haircutting course in 1976 and was able to do hair in her home with her special barber chair. Even when she quit doing anyone but her own family's hair, she kept the chair. But Karen said the chair was a natural temptation for kids and Liliane would get mad when they would spin each other around in it. Liliane's Dad taught her how to trap shoot when she was young. Although she didn't have a love of guns she was pretty handy with a shot gun. There was a time when crows were killing her chickens. One day the family came home from school and saw the shot gun on the table and discovered a pile of dead crows in the yard. They wisely decided to not question her and they didn't have much trouble with crows for a while either. Liliane went back to work when Karen was in Grade 6. Karen had long beautiful hair in those days and she remembered her Mom telling her before she headed out for her new job. "You better learn how to do your own hair or cut it all off". Karen learned that day to french braid her own hair. Liliane worked at the Weyburn General Hospital for 20 years, starting in housekeeping, then laundry and then got the position she loved, working at the admitting desk. She made many good friendships there and really enjoyed her co-workers. She was very conscientious and never turned down a shift when they called her no matter what the weather. Liliane and Karen were making buns one day and planning a shopping trip for new school supplies when the phone rang. The shopping trip was off and the bread dough was put into the freezer and she was gone to work. Her granddaughter Ashley liked it when Grandma was storm stayed in town as she would stay over and they could have a tea party. She was a perfectionist and liked to do things right. She would get straight to the point and didn't let people intimidate her. She could be tough when she had to and the family often remembered her saying "Tough, the truth hurts' when she felt people were acting inappropriately. 4-H was a big part of their family life. She always helped the kids with their projects. They would rent a camper and stay in it at the fairgrounds and have a family holiday. Bob Froh nicknamed her Iris and the name stuck around the 4-H barns. She said when Bob died no one ever called her Iris again. The name went with him. They spent many happy hours at the fair visiting friends and she and Mary Ann Piwarski became known as Mutt and Jeff. She was involved in Queen Elizabeth School as a Local Board member for several years. She was also involved in the Talmage community. She helped organize the annual Talmage Christmas concert for many years. Her skill at making popcorn balls at Halloween was well known in the area. Their annual weekend at Lake Diefenbaker was a special time for Liliane especially when the kids came. They stayed with Sharon and Russ Leguee and met up with Garth and Gail Gibbs and called themselves the'Lake Gang'. They went boating, visited and played horseshoes. Liliane and Garth were crowned the Horse Shoe Tournament Champs in 2004, something she was very proud of. Their home was a place where her children's friends liked to congregate. They called her mom and always got well fed. One winter when the school bus got stuck at the end of the lane she brought all the children in and made them fresh cinnamon buns. Animals were a big part of Liliane's life but not always in a good way - remember the crows! Although she didn't allow pets inside her house she seemed to always make an exception for Wade's animals. There's something about that youngest child that mothers can't say no to. She had a lot of chickens but for some reason she gave them all the same name. I guess it just made it easier to call them if they were all named 'Stupid'. One day she came home from work and there were three baby lambs running around her empty house. Bernie assured her there was a good reason. It was probably the same type of reason as when he brought in the new calf born in the snow and put it beside their bed so it was easy to watch for the night. She woke up and rolled over to come nose to nose with the young calf staring at her. I can't imagine who was more surprised. She liked to shop for bargains with her daughter-in-law Melanie, but was always in a hurry because she was usually just up in Regina to get parts for the men waiting at home. I'm sure all you farm women can identify with that. Liliane was an active partner on the farm. She took great pride in the herd of buffalo. She wasn't afraid to take on the biggest bull or the dirtiest job. She worked behind the scenes at the farmers market and liked to market the bison meat. She was very excited when they were asked to supply bison meat for Princess Anne's visit to Regina and it was their bison meat Queen Elizabeth II ate at the Hotel Saskatchewan on her last trip to our province. Three years ago she shared with Bernie the honor of winning the Golden Sheath Award for Outstanding Farmers of the year. She was very pleased that a farm woman was being recognized as an equal partner in the farm operation. She didn't share everything with Bernie though. Once she decided to scrub the yard on her own. She hit the gate post in the yard and tore it right off. Instead of fessing up to what she had done she got a new post, pounded it in, and painted it. She didn't admit what had happened for three years. Church and her faith in God were central to her life. She taught Catechism and did what ever else was needed. She and Shirley Miller were the first female ushers in the church, which was a very big step in its day. Her biggest love was her family. She was so proud of her children. Karen's graduating with a Degree in Agriculture was very meaningful for her. She loved to watch Brett rope and see him pass on this tradition to his own young sons. She was so impressed with Wade's auctioneering and how he could remember all those numbers and say them so quickly. When Karen married Dennis she wanted everything to be done right. When she was helping Karen with her dress and the photographer wanted her out she turned around and said "I only have one daughter and this is going to be done right". She was especially proud of the good parents her children have become. It was important to her that her three children stay close to one another. She told them that if someone in school picked on any one of them the other two must come to their rescue. Brett and Wade had to actually test this out with a fight in the schoolyard but I won't say who she said came to whose rescue. She was very happy to see how close all three remain to this day. Her grandchildren, Layne, Ashton, Bayden and Kaitlyn gave her the strength and the will to live. She had no trouble disciplining them with love though. When she would spot Bernie letting them get away with something, she would shake her head in disgust and say "no wonder". She used flash cards and books to teach them things. She even taught Layne to say his first words. Liliane was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999. She took her treatments and waited her 5 years when she would hopefully be cancer free. During this time she received tremendous support from Vera Osborn, which was greatly appreciated. Sheri Obst was also there whenever she needed her. Sandra Schmirler died from her battle with cancer during this time and this was very upsetting to Liliane. Two years ago she learned the cancer had returned and was spreading. Her reaction was "Gods not taking me yet. I'm to miserable to go." She always fought her cancer hard. Her family remembers her saying frequently in times of difficulty "don't worry it will all work out" and when things did turn around, she would say "See I told you god would look after you". Prayer and her faith in God is what got her through her troubling times. She didn't complain about her illness, but just discussed the facts and what she was going to do about it. When she became sick, her house became her haven. She liked to curl up in the family room in the basement in front of the fireplace. She said it warmed her bones. She liked to listen to country and western or gospel music, wrapped up in her bison blanket, reading her prayer book. She received exceptional compassionate care from her oncologist, Dr. Raison and her family doctor, Mary McCollam. She was very thankful to have them take such good care of her. Helen, one of the nurses at the Cancer Clinic was also a comfort to her. The staff at the Weyburn General Hospital treated her lovingly as a member of their hospital family. She felt safe and secure there, but worried that having to care for her was hard on them. When Lilaine entered the hospital for what she knew to be the last time, it was very important for her to say her goodbyes while she was still able. During our visit we talked about the people she loved the most, her family, Bernie, Karen, Brett and Wade and of course the grandchildren who gave her so much pleasure. She talked about her strong faith in God and how that had sustained her. But she didn't want to talk about herself. She wanted to know how everyone was and to make sure everyone was alright. Even at the end of her life, she was thinking of other people. She assured us that she was at peace and had no fear of dying. Her faith gave her the acceptance. She gave an incredible gift that day that will be cherished. Her only concern was for her family she left behind. Her love for Bernie was an incredible bond that made her very happy and content. She was able to leave this world surrounded by all her family. She sensed that everyone wasn't there yet and waited for Wade to come before she was able to take her last breath. Bernie and Liliane would have celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in July of 2008. Prayers were held for Liliane on Wednesday November 7 at 7:30 at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass was held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, November 8 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. The Active Pallbearers were Dave May, Pat May, Wayne Obst, Shari Obst, Russ Leguee and Sharon Leguee. All in Attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. For friends and family so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Liliane to the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic, 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 7T1. 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"
Mamie Hanson (nee Anderson) of Weyburn, formerly of Lake Alma, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2007. She was predeceased by her parents, Odell and Laura Anderson, husband, George Hanson, granddaughter, Taylor Hanson, son-in-law, Gordon Ashworth, along with brothers Ken, Lloyd and Morris and sisters Edna and Eunice. Mamie is survived by three sons, Lane (Fran) Hanson, Emery (Jean) Hanson and Steven (Marcy) Hanson. She is also survived by six daughters, Linda Hockley, Lorna Ashworth, Debra (Terry) Obst, Mona (Stuart) Bloor, Charlene (Eugene) Emberley and Wendy (Dan Sutherland) Hanson along with 23 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Mamie was born on September 11, 1918, the second of 11 children to Odell and Laura Anderson. She was raised at Lake Alma and worked for several families in the area. Mamie left the farm life for five years to work at Lake Louise, AB but returned to Lake Alma to help her parents with caring of the younger siblings and even help deliver her twin siblings. In December 1947 she married George Hanson. She and George raised a large family at Gladmar and later moved to a farm near Beaubier. Life on the farm was busy with raising a large family, working in the garden and yard, and milking the cows. The coffee pot was always on at the farm with lots of company stopping in for cake and coffee. In the 70's, Mamie managed the concession at Oungre Regional Park. She was well known for her delicious baking, especially her donuts. Shortly prior to the passing of George in 1976, they moved to Weyburn. She lived in her own house for a few years before moving into Legion Towers where she lived for 24 years. She had a unique gift for nurturing and was always there when someone needed her. She, above all, loved to have her grandchildren and great grandchildren near her. She was known as Grandma Mamie to many others as well. Before the decline in Mamie's health, family members and many friends were often the recipients of her delicious homemade donuts. Mamie had a very dear circle of friends at Legion Towers that were like family to her along with her dear sister, Betty. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo. During her ill health, they would come over to check on her to make sure she was eating. In April of this year, Mamie made the decision to move to the Weyburn Special Care Home. She was sad to leave her friends at the Tower but knew she needed more care and wanted to make it easier on her family. She suffered in silence, never complaining about her constant pain. She immediately was known by the staff at the Special Care Home as the lady that would never ask for help, even though she needed it. She always talked very highly of the staff and became a favorite resident to many staff in her short time there. Mamie will leave a great void in the lives of her family and friends but we all know she was ready to leave and is now free of her pain. The viewing was held on Tuesday, November 6, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral service was held at Zion Lutheran Church on Wednesday, November 7, at 11:00 a.m. and lunch followed. The active pallbearers were her grandsons, Todd Hockley, Darren Hanson, Jarret Ashworth, Jeremy Ashworth, Jory Ashworth and Christopher Hanson. Honorary pallbearers were the staff at Weyburn Special Care Home and her dear friends at Legion Towers. Interment was at Saron Cemetery, Lake Alma. For friends and family so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Mamie to the Weyburn Special Care Home, 704 5th Street, Weyburn, SK S4H 1A3. Arrange-ments were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, (848-0333 or 1-800-848-0333). If so desired, expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com. "Our family serving your family"
Edward Victor Hawryluk
Edward Victor Hawryluk late of Weyburn passed away on Monday, November 5, 2007 at the age of 77 years. Edward was born on April 23, 1930, son of Stefan (Sam) and Sophie Hawryluk (nee Boychuck). Ed leaves to mourn, his wife Lois of Weyburn (nee Davis of Maidstone, SK), three children, son Darrell (Cheri) of Regina, two daughters, Tracy (Mark) Romuld of Paynton and Candace (Kent) Sutherland, Saskatoon; four grandchildren, Sara and Christopher of Regina, Ben and Adrienne of Saskatoon; a brother Michael (Alice) of Saskatoon; a sister, Vera (John) Oranga, Weyburn as well as numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, relatives and friends. Ed grew up in Alvena and was first employed by Rosthein Theatres at the "Roxy" theatre in Saskatoon. In 1955 after several years in Saskatoon and Castlegar, BC, Ed was asked to build and manage the Aurora theatre in Uranium City. That same year he married Lois and also established the local newspaper, the "Northern News", with Ben McIntire. In 1964, Ed, Lois and family moved to Weyburn where he managed the Soo Theatres. In 1968, Ed and Lois established "The Remnant Shop" presently, R.D. Fabrics. Ed and Lois retired in Weyburn in 2002. Private Family Memorial Service was held at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with the interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends and family so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Ed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan. 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"
Grace Dixon passed away peacefully in her sleep October 21, 2007, at 87 years of age. Grace was predeceased by her husband Bill Dixon (late of Macoun), son William, parents Alexander and Maud Mitchell (Scotland) and brothers and sisters: Alexander, Richard, Robert, William, Christina, Maud, and Agnes (Scotland and England). Left to mourn Grace in her passing are children: Richard, Lesley, Lenore (Wes), Neil (Kathy) and grandchildren: Gregory (Imbery), Robert, Kristy, Ryan, Brandon, and Nolan (Dixon). Grace Dixon (nee Mitchell) was born October 28, 1919 at Cowdenbeath, Scotland, where she spent her childhood and completed her education. When war was declared in 1939 Grace joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), training as a communications officer. She was stationed as a telephone operator at R.A.F. Detling in Kent, England, where in 1940 she met Bill Dixon who was also stationed there with the Canadian army anti aircraft artillery. Grace was transferred to Chicksands, Bedfordshire as a corporal in the WAAF, where she served as a wireless radio operator intercepting enemy communications. Grace and Bill were married August 18, 1943 at St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland, while on weekend leave. For the remainder of the war they were separated. They had a short two-day period together before Bill was posted back to Canada at the end of the war in 1945. Grace came to Canada in 1946 on the White Star Line ship "The Aquitania" along with other Canadian war brides. Grace and Bill settled on their farm east of Macoun where Grace, as well as being a wife and mother, was also actively involved with Macoun Homemakers, the UCW and Home and School Association. Grace was involved in her children's school activities, including directing school plays. She enjoyed curling and the game of scrabble. Grace worked at the Macoun General Store and in latter years, managed the Ellsworth Rural Telephone office out of her home in Macoun until the telephone system went over to the direct dial exchange in Estevan. Grace enjoyed her life and always had a bright and cheerful outlook. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan. Donations in memory of Grace may be made to the Salvation Army, the United Church or to a charity of own choice.
On November 9, 2007, Mae Adolphe passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 86 years. Mae was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Frances Tait; her husband, Monty Adolphe; two sons, Garry in infancy and Greg Adolphe; and one brother, Reg Tait. Mae will be lovingly remembered by her family, one son, Dale Adolphe (Janette Van Camp) of Ottawa, ON, one granddaughter, Jennifer Adolphe and her husband, Ken Dunne of Saskatoon, and one grandson, Scott Adolphe of Kitchener, ON, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Francis Mae Adolphe was born May 13, 1921 on the farm east of Weyburn. The family moved to a farm south of Khedive in 1924, then to the Riverview District in 1931, and to the South Weyburn District in 1936. She took her schooling at Gibson Creek and Riverview Schools. On February 10, 1942, Mae married Almonte "Monty" Adolphe. They worked in Toronto, ON for one winter during WWII at the De Haveland Aircraft plant. Other than that winter, it was all about farming in South Weyburn. Mae also worked at the Saskatchewan Motor Vehicle Licence office during the peak February and March period, when traditionally, all vehicle licenses were up for renewal. Mae and Monty both drove school bus when Queen Elizabeth School first opened. Mae was involved with the United Church Women and volunteered at many functions. She enjoyed gardening, curling, sewing, knitting, quilting, ceramics and playing cards. Going for coffee with the ladies to the Dairy Queen was something she always looked forward to. They sold the home farm and buildings in 1981 and retired to Weyburn. Mae was very active in her community. She was a charter member in 1953 with the Royal Purple and held many positions including Honored Royal Lady in the early 1960's. After belonging for 55 years, she received her Honorary Life Membership in the Alexandria Rebekah Lodge in 2007. She served as treasurer of the Weyburn RM #67 History Book club, was a life-time member of the Weyburn Agriculture Society, a member of Wheatland Senior's Centre and a member of the first Red Hat club formed in Weyburn. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends. A memorial service was held Tuesday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Sharon Elliot officiating. Interment followed at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16, in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The honorary pallbearers were members of Alexandria Rebekah Lodge #14, and the Ladies of the Royal Purple #174. Donations may be made in memory of Mae to the Wheatland Senior's Centre, the Saskatchewan Lung Association, 1231-8th Street East, Saskatoon, SK, S7H 0S5 or to The Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)
Diane Marie Hansen Hood
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Diane Marie Hansen Hood of Weyburn, on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at the age of 37. Diane was predeceased by her grandparents, Nels Flaten and Ralph and Blanche Hansen. Diane will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Jamie Hood of Halbrite, and their children, Jazlyn and Clay Hood; father and mother, Don and Bev Hansen of Weyburn; sisters, Carrie (Roland) Giroux of Yorkton, and their children, Amber, Denaye, Dallyn and Morgan; Laura (Drew) Watson of Weyburn, and their children, Max and Alexis; brother, Chris (Jaylene) Hansen of Carlyle, and soon to be niece or nephew; grandmother, Svea Flaten of Weyburn, as well as hundreds of family and friends that loved her. Diane was born on April 28, 1970 in Weyburn, where she attended Elgin Elementary School, Weyburn Junior High and WCS, and was an avid athlete throughout her education. Following graduation, she experienced a wonderful year abroad as a Rotary Exchange Student in Malmo, Sweden. Upon returning, she pursued a degree in International Studies at the U. of S., convocating in 1993. Diane's main passion was swimming, and during the summer months she juggled various jobs in order to coach the Weyburn Silver Seals Speed Swim Club. Diane and Jamie were married on July 8, 2000 at Mainprize Regional Park. Together, they worked hard to establish a deer farm, and were blessed with two wonderful children, Jazlyn, age 6 and Clay, age 4. Diane shared her life with many friends and family, with laughter and love. Diane loved to meet new people, had many friends, was extremely independent and stubborn, and was always appreciative. She fought her cancer with the same determination and positive spirit as she had lived her life. Diane was passionate about nature, her role as a deer farmer, and loved the Northern Lights. If there was one thing that she would want you to remember her by, it is to live life to the betterment of yourself and others. Funeral service was held Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Doug Loden officiating and Barbara Flaten Orr, organist. The eulogy was given by her brother, Chris Hansen, scripture readings by Ramona Iida, with Reflections of Diane's life given by Kim Krawetz and Sandra Brenner. , also a poem by Anna Flaten Mazarik. Musical selections were sung by Kylie and Jamie Orr accompanied by Christopher and Barbara Orr. The Honorary Pallbearers were her very special girlfriends: Sandra Brenner, Marni Wedin, Kim Krawetz, Crystal Stockham, Christy Ross, Ramona Iida, Teresa LaFoy, Monica Claussen and Andrea Wilson. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, with Active Pallbearers: Chris Krawetz, Markus Bihl, Kelly Guider, Shaun Sherrow, Ray Flaten and Tyson Balog. Donations may be made in memory of Diane to the Grace United Church Building Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)