Betty Louise Probe
Betty Louise, was caring, loving, and sincere. A wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter, she will truly be remembered and missed. Betty was born on February 19, 1937. She was raised in Weyburn, by her parents Oswald "Ossie" and Thelma Fisk of Kelowna, BC. Betty was part of the fabulous 5+1 with four sisters and one brother. She was predeceased by her father Oswald in 1987; brother Charles in 1960; son Christopher in 1986; and husband Wayne in 2006. Betty will be missed by her sisters Francis (Alf) Schmidt, Coco (Don) Heebner, both of Kelowna, BC, Bubbins (Gene) Schmidt of Weyburn, and Marlene (Reg) Williamson of Moose Jaw. Betty was truly loved by everyone she met. A kind word or whatever she could do was the order of the day. Helpful and thoughtful she was the backbone of the family. She was a loving mother and grandmother to Michael (Debbie) and grandsons Greg and Ryan of Regina, doctors Leonard (Christine) and grandson Jonathan of Mantua, NJ and granddaughter Jennifer of Boca Raton, FL. She loved to go in the motorhome on trips and was active in the Good Sam's who have provided unbelievable love and support. We all benefited by knowing Betty and her strength and kindness will not be forgotten. She had a smile on her face to the end and never once complained. She is truly an inspiration and an example of what we all should be and how we should all treat each other. We love you and bid you farewell on your journey through eternity. God bless you. A funeral service was held Monday, November 12, at 10:00 a.m. at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, with interment to follow in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to sign a book of condolences online at www.regina-memorial.ca. Arrangements were entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.
On Wednesday, Winnifred Cumming passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility in Weyburn, at the age of 93 years. Winnifred was predeceased by her father and mother, Alfred and Eliza Christie; her husband, Robert Cumming; brothers: Alfred, Sandy and Wilfred Christie; sisters: Molly Harris, Nan Kirk, Eileen Gillespie, Margaret Christie; grandson, Michael Lautner. She leaves to mourn, her daughter, Freda (Barry) Lautner, grandchildren, Andrea (Chris) Tessier, Scott (Ashley) Lautner & Tristyn Lautner; great grandchildren, Orrin, Rowan and Gavin Tessier; cousin, Walter Young, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Scottie as she was called by her friends, was a mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friends. She had a long life lived to the fullest and she will be greatly missed. Winnifred was born at home in Berbice Cottage Forres, Scotland on February 3, 1914 along with her twin brother Wilfred. During the war she worked in London, England. She met her husband Robert at a dance in Forres. They were married on Christmas Eve in 1941. They had one daughter Freda. The family emigrated to Canada in June 1956. They went to Brandon, MB and stayed with Jack and Linda Hanson. From there they moved to Estevan and then to Moose Jaw. Winnifred worked as a seamstress at Canaday's Apparel. Her husband Robert passed away in March 1967. She moved to Weyburn in 2003 to be closer to her daughter. She lived at Bison Manor and then moved to Tatagwa View in January 2006. Winnnifred was a beautiful knitter and loved to knit sweaters with complicated patterns. She also crocheted afghans and baby clothes. She loved to laugh and enjoyed playing cards, dancing and working outdoors in her yard. Her Christmas cake made with fruit soaked brandy was a family tradition. She volunteered with her friend Rose Clundall as a Girl Guide leader and she was a member of the Eastern Star. She loved to travel and made trips to Scotland, Ontario, the Maritimes, Hawaii and Alaska. A private memorial service was held Saturday, November 17 at 11:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, Sask. Interment to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Winnifred to the Salvation Army Corps, 12 -4th Street NE, Weyburn, Sask. S4H 0Y1. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)
Oscar Julian Quale
Oscar Julian Quale passed away peacefully at the Palliser Regional Care Center with friends by his side on Nov. 14, 2007 at the age of 95. He was born April 22, 1912 and was the eldest of four children born to John and Mathilda Quale on the homestead Section 4-11-18-W2 (Lang) Oscar married Vida Audrey Loutzenheiser in 1940 in Moose Jaw. He worked at several jobs prior to becoming shop foreman with CPR and retired in 1976. He was predeceased by his father, John, in 1968, his mother, Mathilda, in 1979, his wife Vida in 1983, a sister Gladys Clark in 2002. He is survived by his brother Melvin Quale of Lang, and a sister, Kae Gieg of Edmonton, AB, as well as nieces and nephews and good friends, Colin and Gerry Cowan. A graveside service was held Nov. 16, at Memory Gardens in Swift Current. Warren's Funeral Home was in care of arrangements. For further information please call 773-8831 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to the family in our book of condolence.
It is with great sadness that the family of William Alan Blackstock Dinwoodie, announce his sudden passing on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at the age of 72 years. He was born on September 29, 1935 at Ceylon. Alan is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Gail; son Adam (Talin) and their daughter Gianna, daughter; Dagen (Ron) Hoffart and their children Shae, Kailyn, Lana and Leo, son: Jesse, also sister Louise Gable, brother Ken Dinwoodie and brothers-in-Iaw, sisters-in-Iaw, nieces and nephews. Alan was predeceased by his parents Bill and Jean Dinwoodie, sisters Eleanor Sweeney and Marion McBride. Alan loved farming and ranching. He had innate engineering skills, designing and building farm projects. Alan had a keen interest in the news and stockmarket. He read western history, loved to dance, travel, and enjoyed gardening in his retirement. Alan was a gentle man and a gentleman. Service of Remembrance was held at the Minton Community Hall, Minton, on Wednesday, November 14 with the Rev. Wendy Caldwell officiating. Interment in Chapel Grove Cemetery, Minton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alan's memory may be made to the Radville Marian Health Centre, Radville. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Oberholzer and staff, Dr Gruschenko, Dr. Clein and the special nurses on the Palliative Care Unit at the Pasqua Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home.
Howard Edward Fohr, late of Glasnevin (Ogema), passed away at the Regina General Hospital on October 26, 2007. Howard was born August 4, 1925 at Horizon. While growing up on his parents' homestead, he found his vocation as a farmer and considered it a privilege to work the soil for over 60 years. He was passionate about caring for the land, his family, community and country. A devoted husband and father, Howard is survived by his beloved wife Mary (Frey), daughter Catherine Wheeler of Weyburn, SK; sons David (Connie) of Lloydminster, AB and Howard (Veronique) of Ottawa, ON; grandsons James and Daniel Wheeler, Philippe and Paul Fohr; granddaughters Jennifer, Samantha, Erin and Cecilia Fohr; brother Joseph (Darlene) Fohr of Regina and sister Joan Ehrmantraut of Regina; brothers-in-law Fred Frey of Regina, Frank Frey of Penticton, BC, Gerry (Catherine) Frey of Ottawa, ON, Fr. Joseph Frey of Kenosee Lake, Ralph (Olivia) Frey of Wainwright, AB, Michael (Delphine) Frey of Winnipeg, MB and James (Charmaine) Frey of Regina; also sisters-in-law Clara Schulz of Regina, Sister Theresa Frey of Toronto, ON, Anna (Anthony) Jaworski of Winnipeg, MB, Helen (John) Schmalz of Regina, Loretta Bouchard of Kelowna, BC, and many nieces and nephews. Howard was predeceased by his parents Otto and Barbara (Klemenz) Fohr, brothers-in-law Raphael Ehrmantraut, Nicodemus Frey and Marvin Schulz, as well as sisters-in-law Mary Frey, Bertha Frey and Helen Hoffman. Prayers were held on Tuesday, October 30, at 7:00 p.m. at the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home (2080 E. Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. The Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, October 31, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Child R.C. Church (2636 -7th Ave. E., Regina). Everyone is invited to join with the family immediately following the mass in a time of fellowship in the church hall. Interment followed in Riverside Memorial Park (Regina) at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in remembrance may be made to the Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association, Box 1201 Weyburn, SK S4H 2L5 or Catholic Christian Outreach, 1247 Kilborn Place, Ottawa, ON K1H 6K9
Katie Mary Olson
Katie Mary Olson, late of Weyburn passed away on Friday, November 23, 2007 at the age of 73 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Stella Guider, two brothers, John and Henry Guider. Katie is survived by her husband, Morley Olson of Weyburn, brothers, Clarence (Joy) Guider, Halbrite and Eddy (Lorraine) Guider, Calgary, AB; her sister Eileen Guider, Regina, a sister-in-law, Inez Guider, Weyburn as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Katie was born on January 21, 1934 at Sec. 6-7-12-W2nd in Saskatchewan to Peter and Stella (nee Tabish) Guider. On October 6, 1961 she married Morley Olson. Katie worked at Snelgroves Bakery and the Co-op Cafe for many years. She enjoyed gardening, attending auction sales and visiting the farm. At her request, there will be no funeral service. For family and friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Katie to The Arthritis Society, 2550, 12th Ave., Suite 110, Regina, SK, S4P 3X1 or The Canadian Cancer Society, 114, 3rd St. N.E., Weyburn, SK, S4H 0W2. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn (848-0333, 1-888-848-033). If so desired, expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com "Our family serving your family"
Norman Stuart Boyle of Taber, AB, much loved husband and father, passed away in Lethbridge, AB surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at the age of 89 years. He is survived by his wife Margaret of 61 years, four children, David (Gretchen) Boyle of Airdrie, AB, Heather (Phil) Holland of Vancouver, BC, Sheila (Bob) Lord of Calgary, AB, and Don Boyle of Brooks, AB; nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren and his sister Margaret Lukey. He was predeceased by his parents Charlie and Mossie Boyle; three brothers Graham, Bruce and Keith Boyle. Stu was born July 10, 1918 in Weyburn, and was raised on a farm near Colgate. Stu served overseas in both the RCAF and the RAF from 1941 until 1945. He married Margaret Boyle (nee Wagg) in 1946. Stu graduated from the College of Optometry in Toronto, ON in 1949 and received a Doctor of Optometry in 1960 from the University of Waterloo. He practiced optometry in Taber, AB between 1949 and 1991. Stu was also very active in politics, the Taber Knox United Church and was a lifetime member of the Kiwanis Club for 42 years. Between 1956 and 1969 he was involved in municipal politics, serving on the Town Council until 1961 and then as Mayor of Taber until 1969. Taber's library, police station and the first Safeway were established during the time Stu was mayor. He was most proud of Centennial Park, the Community Centre and the administration building that brought together the MD and the Town of Taber and still houses them today. His political career continued at both provincial and national levels. Stu was Alberta's first Commissioner on the National Capital Commission in 1971; a member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists for 28 years; an executive of Alberta's Urban Municipalities; Vice President of Canadian Mayors and Municipalities; a Senator at the University of Lethbridge; a past President and Lieutenant Governor of the Taber Kiwanis Club; and Vice President of the Medicine Hat local for the Federal Liberal Party, the first year that a Liberal candidate was elected. Stuart was a community pillar and will be missed dearly by both family and the town alike. The funeral service was held at Knox United Church, 4929-50 Avenue, Taber, AB on Saturday, November 17 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Frank Lewis and Reverend Sally Boyle officiating. Condolences may be forwarded through www.southlandfuneral.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Stuart's name may be made directly to the Knox United Church memorial Fund, 4929-50 Avenue, Taber, AB T1G 1H7. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber, 403-223-8778.
Francis Henry McDougall
Mr. Francis Henry McDougall passed away peacefully at Vernon and District Hospice House on Friday, November 16, 2007 at the age of 94 years. He was a long term resident of the Victorian Retirement Residence. Frank was born in Maple Creek, and educated in Weyburn. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served as a lieutenant-colonel. He saw action with the Loyal Edmonton Regiment in Italy, Belgium, Germany and Holland and received a Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for his outstanding service. After the war, he became Commanding Officer of the South Saskatchewan Regiment (Militia) and a hospital administrator in Weyburn and Moose Jaw. He was predeceased by his sister, Catherine in 1951, his wife, Viola in 1983 and his son, Ronald in 2000. He will be lovingly remembered by his son Robert and daughter-in-law, Evalynne of Coldstream, BC. He is survived by six grandchildren, Greg (Kim), Colin (Victoria), Nona (Ted) Deena, Jeri (Kelly), Zoe (Jim) and nine great granddaughters. A memorial service celebrating Frank's life was held on Thursday, November 22 at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home with Reverend Ed Millin officiating. A reception followed in the Pleasant Valley Tea Room. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Clinic, 2101-32nd Street, Vernon, BC, V1T 5L2 or to Vernon & District Hospice House Society, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4. The family would like to thank Dr. Latham, the staff of Vernon Jubilee Hospital and the staff and volunteers of Hospice House for their loving, thoughtful care of Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, BC V1T 4M4. Phone: 250-542-4333.
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Gerald Douglas Barsness at age 63 on November 7, 2007 at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton, AB. He was predeceased by his parents Nels and Luella Barsness and is survived by his children: daughter Debby (Ian) Munro and granddaughter Abigail, daughter Shelly (Andy) Zylstra and grandsons Chris, Kevin, and Nicholas, son Mickey Barsness and grandchildren Cody, Michelle and Micheal, son Laurie Barsness (Janette) and grandchildren Alyana and Ryan. He is also survived by his brothers George (Karen) Barsness, Robert (Faye) Barsness and sisters Shirley Barsness, Carol (Terry) Pennock and Sharon (Barry) Ashmore as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Gerald was born July 3, 1944, the third son and second youngest child of Nels and Luella Barsness and grew up on the family farm southwest of Weyburn. He attended Rockfield school and was a member of the Brokenshell
4-H Beef Club for many years. As a young man he worked on the farm and later was employed by the oil industry in southern Saskatchewan. This work led him to Edmonton and later onto the NWT where he was employed by Schlumberger of Canada, doing oil and gas exploration in the far north and offshore in the Beaufort Sea as well as other offshore locations. He maintained a life-long fondness for the north and could relate many interesting stories about his experiences there. Gerald retired from Schlumberger and spent his remaining years in Edmonton. Gerald was a generous and caring person with a terrific sense of humour. He faced the adversity of a serious illness bravely and endured with courage and dignity until the very end of his life. We thank God for Gerald's life and take comfort in the knowledge that he is now at peace. He will be missed. Gerald's cremated ashes will be buried in Weyburn at a later date.
Henry Reich, late of Weyburn, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at the age of 70 years. Henry was predeceased by his parents, Henry Sr. and Emilie Reich; brothers, Ralph, Arnold, Leo and Roman Reich; sister, Mona Layh; brothers-in-law: Loris Walsh, Don McFadden, Joe Ustupski and Al Hagel. Henry is survived by his wife Jean Reich, Weyburn; his children: Colleen (Maurice) Roy, Weyburn, and their son, Aidan, her stepchildren, Jason (Chrissy) Roy and their son Brennan; Tamara Roy; Paula Reich, Yellowknife, NT, Gerald (Lana) Reich, Estevan and their children, Taylor, Cassidy, Abbie and Kersey, Robert Reich, Weyburn; brothers and sisters: Helen Walsh, Madden, AB, Linda McFadden, Weyburn, Dan (Noreen) Reich, Regina, Cathy Reich, Regina, James (Emma) Reich, Weyburn, Harry (Eunice) Reich, Cedoux, Eileen (Tom) Ference, Edmonton, AB, Anne (Bob) Jackson, Regina, Marlene Ustupski (Dan Duthie), Weyburn, Aaron (Dayna) Reich, Weyburn, Shirley Weatherald, Weyburn; sisters and brothers-in-law: Adeline (Frank) Honig, Calgary, AB, Dolores (Jim) Prosser, Bend, OR, Ida (Don) Duriez, Whitehorse, YT, Kay (Charlie) Gessner, Estevan, Phyllis (Bill) Lewis, Calgary, AB, Ed (Myrtle) Carriere, Benson, Ron Carriere, Estevan, Dianne Hagel, Calgary, Jim (Elaine) Carriere, Estevan as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Henry was born on September 7, 1937 in Yellow Grass. He was the 5th child born to Henry and Emilie Reich. Henry attended school at North Weyburn country school and Haig school. In 1963 he married Jean Carriere. They had four children, Colleen, Paula, Gerald and Robert. Henry had always wanted to farm, so in 1973 they bought a farm at Cedoux. Henry enjoyed hunting, fishing, making sausage, playing cards and visiting with friends and neighbours. Prayers were held on Friday, November 23, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass was held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, on Saturday, November 24, at 1:30 p.m. with Father Gerry Bauche celebrant. The active pallbearers were Jesse Reich, Ryan Reich, Evan Reich, Warren Carriere, Ken Carriere and Don Carriere. The honorary pallbearers were, Hilarion Pohl, Maynard Chinski, Wayne Mabee, Fred and Evelyn Paslawski, Phillip Hoeving, Doyle and Val Thomas. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, Saskatchewan. For friends and family so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Henry to the Canadian Cancer Society. 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"
Joyce Mary Ortman
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Joyce Mary Ortman of Weyburn, on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at the age of 74 years. Joyce was born on May 24, 1933 to Pat and Rose Schmidt at the family home in Benson. She was the second of six girls. Joyce was predeceased by her parents, Patrick and Rose Schmidt; sisters: Eileen Siska and Phyllis Huber. After her school years Joyce went to work in Khedive for her cousins. She then moved to Regina and started working in the lab at the Medical and Dental Building. It was during this time that she met the love of her life Adam. Mom and Dad were married in Benson on September 30, 1961 and called Weyburn their home. The following year they welcomed Denise and seven years later Gaylene was born. Even though Joyce never worked outside the home, she babysat friends' and neighbors' children including Her Worship Debra Button and her sister Rhonda. This was the time that true friendship of 46 years with Roy and Donna Loos began. As a young family we did lots of traveling to Alberta and BC and many trips to the States. Joyce will be remembered for her exceptional cooking skills especially her roast beef. She kept a spotless house and was always ironing everything, even the tea towels. There was never a time that Mom's hair was out of place and her nails were always manicured perfectly. Joyce always found the time to read the newspapers daily and a good novel while bringing up her daughters. She truly loved playing cards and watching sports and Mom and Dad always attended weekly mass. It was during the next years that we began to expand our family and added six grandchildren who were the joy of her life. Khrystine was born in 1990, Jordan in 1993, Ron Jr. in 1994, Dhrake in 1999, Carrington in 2000 and Kelsey in 2001. Even though Denis and Gaylene did not live in Weyburn Joyce and Adam made lots of trips to visit their families. Mom and Dad were always there to attend the special occasions. Joyce especially enjoyed her time in the later years spending time with her sisters. They would take a holiday to the lake to play cards and have fun. They would set aside a weekend every year to celebrate their little Christmas. Mom's sister Darlene in Calgary was unable to be here, at this time. Mom was always concerned with Aunt Darlene as she wages her own war with cancer. Mom was not a complainer nor would she tolerate pouting or crying. She was tough as nails and never spent a day in a hospital for 38 years. Mom was a private person and didn't even share her illness with her family and friends. Her last days were spent in loving arms of her family. Good Bye Mom, We will all miss you. Joyce is survived by her husband, Adam Ortman, Weyburn; two daughers: Denise (Jim) Foster, Moose Jaw, and Gaylene (Ron) Beresozski, Prince Albert; six grandchildren: Jorday, Kelsey, Khrystine, Ron, Dhrake and Carrington; her sisters: Darlene (Ches) Geres, Calgary, AB, Pat (Ron) Papp, Regina, and Linda (AL) Fleischhacker, Estevan, as well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass was held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, on Wednesday, November 21, at 1:30 p.m. with Father Gerry Bauche celebrant. The eulogy was given by daughter Gaylene and brother-in-law, Ron Papp. Debra Button and Tammy Weber delivered the readings. Bruce and Wendy Pitre were gift bearers. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends and family so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Joyce to the Canadian Cancer Society. 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"