William John Goudy
William John Goudy, late of Stoughton, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at New Hope Pioneer Lodge, Stoughton, at the age of 92 years. William was born on the family farm in the Handsworth District on October 26, 1915. He was the youngest of three sons born to Irish immigrant William Goudy and his wife Nettie. William attended Hill Hurst School. He liked to play ball and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals all his life. William and Flora Olmstead were married in 1946 and he took over the family farm from his father the same year. They lived there until moving to Stoughton, in 1980. He was a loving, devoted, loyal and caring husband, father and grandfather. His family was the center of his life. He was interested in sports, especially baseball, curling and football. He loved music and had an extensive music collection. He attended the Stoughton Apostolic Church and was a Board Member for many years. William was predeceased by his wife, Flora; parents, William and Nettie (Graham) and brother, Hugh. William will be lovingly remembered by his four children, Joan Goudy, Regina, Colleen (Harold) Johnsrude, Didsbury, AB, Graham (Valerie) Goudy, Stoughton, and Glenn (Alvina) Goudy, Stoughton; grandchildren, Cherie (Trevor) Sanche, Allan (Michelle) Johnsrude, John (Julia) Goudy, Melissa and Brett (Crystal) Goudy, Lisa (Colin) Vogel, Shannon (Josh) Wallace, Mona (Jerry) Elek, Kevin (Alissa) Goudy; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Isabelle); sisters-in-law, Grace Goudy and Sarah Olmstead; brothers-in-law, Gordon (Eloise) Olmstead and Harvey (Lorraine) Olmstead. The Memorial Service is being held on Monday, December 10, from the Stoughton Legion Hall, at 2:00 p.m. Interment to take place at Stoughton Cemetery. Donations may be made in memory of William to the Saskatchewan Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Box 102, 103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8 or to the Stoughton Apostolic Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, (306) 842-5432.
Ardell R. Melchert
Ardell R. Melchert passed away on, Monday, December 3, 2007 at the age of 90 years. He was predeceased by his parents, August and Marie Melchert; his brother-in-law, Lars Sorenson. Ardell is survived by his wife, Edith Melchert, Weyburn; his children: Martin (June) Melchert, Calgary, AB, Garry (Linda) Melchert, Montreal, PQ, Gordon (Zakia) Melchert, Regina, and Brenda (Dan) Greff, Weyburn; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; his sister Cecilia Sorenson, Bengough, as well as two nephews: Elmer Sorenson, Ogema, and Carl (Alvina) Sorenson, Ogema. Ardell Richard Melchert was born on July 22, 1917 to August and Marie Melchert at Mt. Olive, Illinois, USA. He had completed his education up to the 8th grade. On July 31, 1943 he married Edith Gordon. Ardell farmed most of his life and was very zealous in the congregation and the ministry of Jehovah's Witnesses. He enjoyed mechanical work and some welding, loved to go fishing, duck hunting and making and eating ice cream. The Service of Remembrance for Ardell was held at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Weyburn, on Wednesday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m. with Mr. William Chorney, speaker. A private family interment was held. For family and friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Ardell 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"
Muriel Ruth Bakken
Muriel Ruth Bakken passed away on Friday, December 7, 2007 at Tatagwa View in Weyburn at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her husband, Melvin in 1996, her parents Paul and Hazel (Grimes) Evernden, grandsons Kane McFadden and Troy Bakken, stepmother, Laura Evernden, sisters, Peggy Blondeau and Molly Tytlandsvik, brothers, Bill, Mick and Johnny Evernden and brothers-in law, Bert Blondeau, John Tytlandsvik and Roy Bakken. Muriel will be lovingly remembered by her children Lyle (Darlene), their children Kelly and Joline (Jon) MacLeod, Brian (Sandra) and his children James (Stacie) Bakken, Lee (Lana) Bakken and Bradley Bakken, Kevin (Denise), their children Brooke, Judd, and Drew Bakken, Colen (Janice) and their children Ashley and Marshall Bakken and daughter-in-law, Karla, and Melanie (Ward) McFadden and their children Tamara (Derek) Renner and Chanda McFadden, 11 great grandchildren: Owen MacLeod, McCallum and Andrea Bakken, Jayden, Brennah and Grady Bakken, Brody and Ryley Bakken, and Madison, Rhyder and Gracie Renner, sister, Shirley (Red) Robillard and sisters-in-law, Lynn Evernden and Mary Bakken, and numerous nieces and nephews. Muriel was born Aug 12, 1919 to Paul and Hazel Evernden in Bentley, AB. When she was 2-1/2 years old, she moved with her parents and brother Bill to her grandfather, Bill Grime's farm north of Griffin. There she was raised in the Ideal School District as were her siblings Bill, Mick, Peggy, Molly, Shirley and Johnny. Mom - she gave us life, she gave us love, she gave us guidance and she gave us confidence. Mom was the glue that kept the Bakken family together and made sure we were all looked after. She supported our choices in life and often helped us out with advice and many times babysitting our children so we could launch our businesses or do our jobs. She was a very loving, supportive and principled person who never said too many unkind words and thought the best of everyone. She was generous to a fault and everyone was welcome to share a meal and sample her homemade buns in her home. Mom worked hard raising four sons and a daughter and led a fairly frugal life. Her joy was looking after her family and cooking scrumptious meals for them. Muriel worked alongside her husband, Melvin on their farms east and south of Griffin. She was no stranger to milking cows, making butter, tending chickens as well as working a large garden. She was a Griffin United Church supporter and worked many tireless hours for the Ladies Aid raising money for the Church at fowl suppers, catering to weddings and other fund raising ventures. Mom enjoyed her neighbors and they visited back and forth for coffee, meals and their Griffin Birthday Club. Melvin and Muriel left the farm in May of 1986 and moved to Weyburn where they found new neighbours and friends on Ash Drive. Mom always had lots of stories from the past about ancestors, where they came from and what they did. That kind of background gave us grounding and confidence for the future. Mom loved her grandchildren dearly and had a special relationship with them. She babysat all of them from time to time and her house, a bed and her kitchen were always open to them any time. Muriel enjoyed animals and had a special fondness for her sheltie, Jack. Mom you were a very special person and until we meet again, we'll all miss you. A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, at Grace United Church with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. The eulogy was prepared and given by her son, Lyle Bakken. All who shared in Muriel's life are considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment was in Griffin Cemetery on December 13. For family and friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Muriel to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, CNIB, or to a charity of their choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home, Weyburn.
Arthur James Ehrhardt
Arthur James "Pinky" Ehrhardt , late of Radville, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2007 at the age of 86 years. Arthur was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Thea Ehrhardt; his brother: Alfred Edwin Ehrhardt; sister: Adeline Myrtle Buttergeit; brother-in-laws: Carl Tangedal and Edward Vargo; sister-in-law: Bernice Bringedahl and niece: Carol Vargo. Arthur is survived by his wife of 58 years, Martha (nee: Fuhr) Ehrhardt; sons: Keith (Ann) and family, Hannah and Gavin; Glenn (Joy) and family, Brendon (fiancÚ Jenna), Marika, Merissa and Breanna; daughters: Joy (Paul) Olarie and family, Tamarah, Aubrey, Renae and Erin; Marcea (Dan) Malinowski and family, Dylan, Jannessa, Draden and Shaelynn; two sisters: Evelyn Tangedal and Ivadel Vargo; two brothers-in-law: Don Bringedahl and Walter "Butch" Buttergeit; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends too numerous to mention. Arthur was born and raised on the farm at Gladmar, and attended the "old" Gladmar school. He spent many years working out at various jobs, coal mining and farming before being called to serve in the Canadian Army. He served four years in Canada, England, Holland, Belgium and Germany. Upon returning home in 1948, he took over the family farm, which became one of his many passions until his passing. Other passions of Arthur's included fishing, hunting, dancing and rodeos. On June 4, 1949, Pink married his best friend Martha Fuhr and raised a family of four. They continued farming until their retirement into Gladmar. After failing health for many years, Pink and Martha only recently moved to Radville. The funeral service was held at Gladmar Lutheran Church, on Saturday, December 15, at 2:00 p.m. with Wendy Caldwell officiating. The active pallbearers were Brendon Ehrhardt, Marika Ehrhardt, Merissa Ehrhardt, Tamarah Olarie, Dylan Malinowski, Breanna Ehrhardt. Grandchildren and all in attendance were the honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at Dovre Cemetery, Gladmar. For friends and family so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Arthur to the Radville Marian Health Centre, Father Yandeau Fund. 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."
Doris Evelyn Holma
On Monday, December 3, 2007, Doris Evelyn Holman passed away at Hilltop Manor in Weyburn, at the age of 93 years. Doris was predeceased by her husband, Jabez Holman; son, Henry Holman; grandson, Krist Holman; parents, William and Ruth Lynn; sister, Eva and brothers, Joseph, George and Arthur. Doris will be lovingly remembered by her children: Larry (Ella) Holman of Medicine Hat, AB; Betty (Gerald) Schnell of Red Deer, AB; Lois (Doug) Meikle of Edmonton, AB; Garth (Sandra) Holman of Midale; and Glen (Trudy) Holman of Dartmouth, N.S.; 20 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Doris moved to Canada from England at a young age of 12 and lived in Southern Saskatchewan for the remainder of her life. Married to Jabez for 63 years, she took great pride in her family and home. Doris is fondly remembered as a great homemaker and a kind person who cared for many foster children, handicapped adults and later worked with the elderly. Her final years were happily spent at Hilltop Manor and donations may be made in memory of Doris to the Hilltop Manor Comfort Fund, 356-6th Ave. SE, Weyburn, SK S4H 3N5. Funeral service was held Friday, December 7 at 1:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Kirby Breitkreuz officiating. Interment followed in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
Florence Josephine Renwic
On Thursday, November 29, 2007 Florence Josephine Renwick passed away at the age of 88 years. Florence was predeceased by her parents, William and Josephine Beck; her husband, Ken (December 5, 2000); her brother Russ Beck; her sister Dorothy Heiberg; many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Florence is survived by three sons, Rick (Rheta), Doug (Jacqueline), and Dee; grandchildren, Jeff (Denise), Brent (Deena), D'arcy (Patrick), Corinne (Todd), Sharolyn (Todd); ten great grandchildren, Max, Sydney, Nolan, Jenna, Mackenzie, Jonah, Jordan, Mikaela, Joshua, and Clark; sisters, Bernice Knouse and Colleen Taylor; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Florence was a life time member of the Prairie Circle, being the treasurer for many years. She was known for her popcorn balls, made mostly at Halloween and the Renwick home-made ice cream at Christmas. She enjoyed gardening and planting her flowers on the farm and later at Carrington Court in Milestone. She will be missed by all. Funeral service was held on Monday, December 3, at 2:00 p.m. in Milestone United Church with Rev. Kevin Johnston officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Friends so wishing may make donations, in memoriam, to the Milestone United Church Memorial Fund, Milestone, SK S0G 3L0 or Sun Country Palliative Care, Weyburn General Hospital, Weyburn, SK S4H 0N1. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral and Cremation Services, Regina. An online book of condolences may be signed at www.speersfuneralchapel.com.
Lee Guy Garinger
On Thursday, December 6, 2007, Lee Guy Garinger passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 37 years. Lee was predeceased by his mother, Ruth Garinger and by his grandparents. Lee will be lovingly remembered by his father, Danny Garinger (and friend, Gerry Logan) of Edmonton, AB, and his sister, Lori Garinger of Weyburn; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. Lee Guy Garinger was born September 25, 1970 at Regina. He was raised in Weyburn by his loving parents, Danny and Ruth, and grew up with his younger sister, Lori. Lee started his elementary schooling at Elgin School, then attended Weyburn Junior High School and the Weyburn Comprehensive School. He won several school awards for basketball and ping pong. Lee then obtained his mechanical certificate through correspondence. He worked for various automobile dealerships and oilfield service companies, and was employed at Weatherford at the time of his passing. Lee was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and snowmobiling, and loved golfing. He was an active member of the Weyburn Snowmobile Club. Hunting and going to the shooting range were also favorite hobbies and he really enjoyed his time spent at the cabin at White Bear. Lee was a loving son, brother and friend. He was always there for anyone no matter how long he had known them. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. Lee or "Uncle Lee" as he was known by many, will be missed by all who knew and loved him. A Memorial Service was held Monday, December 10, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating, and Kevin Lackey gave the eulogy. Interment will be at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
Glenn E. Flaten
Glenn Flaten died suddenly at home in Ottawa, ON on December 7, 2007, age 78. He is survived by Shirley, his loving wife of 52 years. He is also survived by his mother, Svea, of Weyburn, his children, Barbara (Don Orr), Wayne (Synde) of Regina, Murray (Sharon) of Oakbank, MB, Gordon (Louise Pelletier) of Winnipeg, MB and 11 grandchildren. He is also remembered fondly by siblings, Norm (Vie), Audrey (Fred Wilson), Delbert (Doris), Bev (Don Hansen), brother-in-law, Ted Gray (Jan) and numerous nieces and nephews. Glenn was born in Weyburn and grew up on the family farm near Trossachs. He won the first T. Eaton agricultural scholarship in 1951 and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with degrees in agriculture and commerce. In addition to running a grain, pig and broiler chicken farm near Regina, his involvement with agriculture associations was extensive, including presidencies of the Saskatchewan Chicken Marketing Board, Saskatchewan Hog Marketing Commission, Saskatchewan Federation of Agriculture, Canadian Federation of Agriculture and International Federation of Agricultural Producers. He was inducted into the Sask. Agriculture Hall of Fame in 1998. Following his retirement from the Canadian Farm Products Marketing Council in Ottawa, he devoted incredible time and energy to Rotary International, including grassroots agricultural developments projects in Africa, Central and South America. His life was dedicated to helping others in his community, country and the world. He also appreciated music and encouraged it in his children and grandchildren. Glenn had a wide circle of friends who dearly miss him. A celebration of Glenn's life will be be held at Sunset United Church at 177 Sunset Drive in Regina on Friday, January 4, 2008 from 3:00-5:00 pm with a program starting at 3:30. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Rotary Foundation, c/o any of his children.
Bertha Kristina Krausher
Bertha Kristina Krausher, born June 1, 1919 in Lingbo, Sweden, passed away peacefully in Radville, on December 13, 2007, with her daughter, Sandi by her side. Predeceased by her parents, Bernhard and Bricken Oberg and step-father, Arvid Carlson; as well as husbands, Wilbur Kroon (1958) and Henry Krausher (1989); grandson, Clayton Huff (2004), brothers, Henry and Eddie Carlson; sisters, Anne Forand, Vera Parker, Norma Lizuck, Alice Carlson, Gertie Killian and Dena Giles. Bert, as she was known, will be lovingly remembered by her children: Karen (Jim) Gadzala of Manotick, ON; Sandi (Dale) Huff of Weyburn; Darrell (Karen) Kroon of Paradise Hill; Kirby (Mary) Kroon of Regina; Alan Krausher of Radville; daughter-in-law, Kim Krausher of Radville; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; sisters, Lois (John) Sax and Del Wiome; brother, Eldon (Marg) Carlson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. After the death of her father when she was three months old, Bert, her mother and three older siblings came to Canada to start a new life. Arriving in Halifax, November 18, 1920, they traveled to Saskatchewan by train. Shortly thereafter, her mother remarried and with the addition of eight more siblings they had a busy and happy household. Bert spent her younger years helping to look after her younger brothers and sisters, as well as working for other families in the surrounding area. With the exception of four years living in BC, Bert spent the rest of her life living on the farm, retiring to the town of Radville in 1989. She was always active in the community being a member of Abbott Women's Institute, Radville United Church Women, the United Church board and United Church choir. Family was especially important to Bert and she was always willing to look after her grandchildren. It was hard to tell who had the most fun, Grandma or the kids. In 2001, Bert became a resident of the Radville Marian Health Centre where she received exceptional compassion and care. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Drs. Oberholzer and Helms and staff for being part of Bert's family. A Memorial Service was held Thursday, December 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the Radville United Church with Pastor Kathy Gudnason officiating. Interment followed in the Radville Laurier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Bert to the Radville Marian Health Centre Palliative Care, Box 424, Radville, SK S0C 2G0, or to the Alzheimer Society, 301-2550-12th Ave. Regina, SK S4P 3X1. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn and Radville (842-5432 & 869-2566)
On Saturday, December 15, 2007, Mary Kuz passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 80. Predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Julia Nemeth; husband, Emil; son, Walter, grandson, Troy Hansen; two brothers, Andrew and Bert Nemeth and one sister, Margaret Takarchik. Mary leaves to mourn her daughter-in-law, Sandy Kuz of Edmonton, AB; her children: Alex (Darlene) Kuz of Humbolt; Edie (Steve) Vandale of Weyburn and their children, Daryl (Holly) and their family, Taylor, Noah and Carter, Kevin (Vicki) and their child, Kayla; Ellen (Larry) Hansen of High River, AB and their children, Sheri (Jeff) Raknerud and their son Kaden, Clayton Hansen; Darlene (Tim) Champagne of Weyburn, and their son, Dustin "My Boy"; Walter's two sons, Chris and Keith Kuz of Yellow Creek; sisters, Pearl Nagy and Julia Nagy of St. Brieux; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mary was born in Hungary on January 8, 1927. She immigrated to Canada with her parents and brothers and sisters. Mary married Emil Kuz in 1945. They farmed in Yellow Creek until 1969 when they moved to Weyburn. Mary lived in her house until the end. She enjoyed her garden and flowers. She loved having coffee with her friends. She spent a lot of time with her grandson, Dustin. He was her 'rock and her will to go on'. She loved to watch 'Days of Our Lives'; life had to stop until the show was over. Mary will be sadly missed by family and friends. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, December 19 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Lung Association of Saskatchewan, 1231-8th Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0S5. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd, Weyburn (842-5432)
Joyce Theresa Norman
On Saturday, December 8, 2007, Joyce Theresa Norman of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 62 years. Joyce was predeceased by her parents, Anne and George Norman and one brother-in-law, Ken McHattie. Joyce is survived by her two sons, Darren B. Norman of Weyburn, and Kevin (Shelly) Norman of Medicine Hat, AB and two granddaughters, Brittany and Andrea Norman; one brother, Stan Norman of Weyburn; sister-in-law, Pierette Norman of Weyburn; two sisters, Marlene Norman of Weyburn, and Christine Norman of Weyburn; her close friend, Elaine Frasz of Weyburn, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Joyce Theresa Norman was born January 3, 1945 at Gladmar. She lived on a farm southeast of Gladmar until 1954 when they moved to Weyburn. She received a Diploma from Southeast Community College, gaining a Grade 12 and continuing on with a secretarial course. Joyce was an advocate for Social Assistance, forming a non profit organization called 'Wey Better Association' in the late '70's. During this time she took on issues such as rights and regulations for people on Social Assistance in the community. From 1980 to 1986 she managed a Group Home with the mentally handicapped. She then worked at Weyburn Telephone Answering Service, finding a perfect employer and life-long friends in the Frasz family. She was involved with liquid embroidery, dealing in sales of Tri Chem. Painting and sales ability won her many awards. Joyce enjoyed doing puzzles, knitting, crocheting, collecting plates and coins, playing bingo and gambling the odd time. Joyce was a people person, being genuinely concerned with everyone she came in contact with. Working at the Telephone Answering Service, she had a vast group of friends. Joyce made a lasting impression on everyone who knew her and her positive attitude. She will be greatly missed by all of us. A Memorial Service was held Thursday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. Donations may be made in memory of Joyce to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-6662)