On Saturday, April 7, 2007, Shirley Marlene Snell of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by her parents, Euphemia and Edward Clements; five brothers and sisters: Lloyd, Doris, Mildred, Edna and Bertha; and by her husband and friend of 54 years, John on January 25, 2007. Marlene will be lovingly remembered by her family: daughter, Lynn (Rick) Drake of Shamrock, and their children, Maureen (Alan) Speidel and son, Adam; Devon Drake and Aaron Drake; son, Ken (Linda) Snell of Saskatoon, and their children, Michael Snell, Mark (fiancÚ Kelly) Snell and son, Colton; brother, Don (Marie) Clements of Calgary, AB; sister, Pat (John) Weir of Saskatoon; sisters-in-law: Mabel Shepherd, Moose Jaw, Decima Fenske, Brandon, MB, Marj (Harral) Jukes, Moose Jaw, Marion Snell, Regina, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Shirley Marlene Snell was born October 23, 1932 at Moose Jaw, the youngest in a family of eight children. She was surrounded by nieces and nephews and formed strong ties with all of them, embracing their spouses and children as they came into her life. She attended Empire Elementary School then Peacock Technical College with grade 10 completed. Marlene then worked at the Co-op Creamery for a year. She received her GED for grade 12 in 1976 and also took various computer and business courses at the Community College. On June 28, 1952, Marlene married John Albert Snell at Moose Jaw. They continued living in Moose Jaw, then moved to Winnipeg, MB in 1960 where Marlene was employed at the Hudson Bay store until 1965 when they moved to Weyburn and was employed at Walk-a-way Shoes. They moved with John's job to Estevan in 1965, then back to Weyburn in 1975. Marlene was employed with Sears during this time. She then started working at the Weyburn Co-op in 1976 where she was employed until retirement in 1988. Marlene attended the United Church and in her early years taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. She was an active member of the Rebekah Lodge, joining on June 16, 1970 in Estevan, she held the position of Noble Grand from 1975 to 1976, transferring to Weyburn's Alexandria Rebekah Lodge on September 12, 1989, she held the position of Noble Grand from 1994 to 1995. On April 23, 2006 she received her 35 year pin. She held the position of Chaplin at the time of her passing. Marlene also volunteered at the Salvation Army helping with the food baskets and donations, and at 'Hospitality in the Park', greeting people who were camping there. Marlene was a cancer survivor and walked in the 'Survivor's Lap' at the Relay for Life in the park. Crafts played a large part in her life from crocheting dish cloths, table cloths, Christmas angels and making jewellery bags and giving them away to anyone who wanted them. While her grandchildren were growing up her years were full of going to watch figure skating competitions, hockey games, special Olympic events and football matches, always cheering them on. She enjoyed taking aquacise lessons and made several friends there. Her computer led her to a new world where she worked on the Snell family history and did genealogical research. But her greatest joy was receiving pictures and videos of the great grandchildren, and forwarding them on as well as printing them off to share with others. Marlene was a collector and had her home full of her treasures. She enjoyed visiting her family, always taking gifts for everybody. Marlene lovingly cared for John at home, and his passing left a void in her heart that will now be filled as they are together again. Funeral service was held Thursday, April 12 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church with Rev. Hazel Arbon and Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed that afternoon in Rosedale Cemetery, Moose Jaw. The Active Pallbearers were: Devon Drake, Aaron Drake, Michael Snell, Mark Snell, Howard Snell, Raymond Bell and Alan Speidel. All her nieces and nephews were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. For friends so wishing, donations in memory of Marlene may be made to the IOOF & Rebekah Visual Research & Equipment Foundation or to the Regina General Hospital Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)
Bruce Gordon Naylor
Bruce Gordon Naylor, late of Drumheller, AB, passed away April 6, 2007 at the age of 56. He was predeceased by his first wife, Marlene, and by his father, Jack Naylor. He is survived by his loving wife Judy and their two sons, John and Connor, also by his three brothers, Scott (Kerri), Kent (Sharon) and Jay (Sandy) and nieces and nephews, and by his mother Lynn (Cliff) Rederburg. Bruce had so many interests and was never bored. When he was small he made lots of dinosaurs of different species out of plasticine and wax. He also made many intricate things of waste lumber: five sailing ships, catapults, battering rams and Roman army structures for scaling walls. His favorite reading materials were encyclopedias, history text books, and books on nature (thanks partly to the public library!). Bruce went to school in Griffin until grade 9 and then attended Weyburn Collegiate. He loved nature and built a cage once for a little mouse that escaped, and his pet garter snake didn't stay long either. Bruce enjoyed his high school and took part in the United Nations assembly and in the TV Reach for the Top, and played hockey. Following high school he obtained his first year of university at Royal Military College in Kingston, ON. Then he attended university in Saskatoon and received his PhD in Paleontology in Edmonton. He worked at the Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, AB and became the director at the museum, the position he held at the time of his passing. Bruce really liked his job, his caring family and living on an acreage near Drumheller. He worked hard doing carpentry on their new home, making new buildings for their animals and fences and planting trees. They have chickens, ducks, turkeys, horses, sheep and a llama. It was one place you could wake up to a rooster crowing and the gobbler strutting. A memorial is to be held for Bruce at the Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller at 2:00 p.m. April 30.
Thelma I. Gregorash
Thelma I. Gregorash, of the Bentley, Moose Jaw, and formerly of Weyburn, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2007 at the age of 85. Thelma was born in Moose Jaw on July 9, 1921. She married Theodore Gregorash on February 28, 1944. Predeceased by her husband, brothers Sidney, Arthur, and Gordon Wait; and sisters Maggie, Daisy, Gladys, Rose and Dorothy. She is survived by her sons: Bruce (Elizabeth), New Zealand, David (Janus), Prince George, BC, and Paul (Shirley), Vernon, BC; grandchildren: Ryan (Debra) and Curtis (Anita) Gregorash; Phillip (Cheryl) Gregorash and Jennifer (Rob) Pellegrino, Kevin and Paula Gregorash; nine great-grandchildren. In keeping with Thelma's wishes, a private family gathering will be held at a later date. Memorials to the Sask. Heart & Stroke Foundation, 2360 2nd Ave., Regina, S4R 1A6, would be appreciated. In living memory of Thelma, a tree has been planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home. Please sign the memorial register book at website: www.wjjonesandson.com.
Lew Young Funeral Director.
Beatrice "Clara" Kot
On Thursday, April 19, 2007, Beatrice "Clara" Kot, passed away at Hilltop Manor Care Home, Weyburn at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Tony Kot; one son, Dale Kot; one daughter, Carol Kot; one brother, George Vandendriessche; three sisters: Anne Zaphf, Bertha Cushman, Thersa Sklarchuk; brothers-in-law: Jack Zaphf, Bill Cushman and Ernest Sklarchuk. Clara will be lovingly remembered by her three children: Corinne (Ralph) Miller of Fargo, ND; Garry (Dawn) Kot of Regina; Robert (Tricia) Kot of Cedoux,; grandchildren: Patrick (Dawn) Miller, Charlene (Ryan) Walberg, Ian (Debbie) Kot, Tony Kot, Kristine Kot, Amanda-Lynne Kot (Lanny Stinston), Amanda-Marie Kot, Chelzie Kot, Matthew Kot, Erik Kot; great grandchildren: Jackie and Dakota Miller, Gavin Walberg, A.J. Spencer; brothers: Fr. Art Vandendriessche and Ron (Sue) Vandendreissche; sister, Olive (Jim) McAllister; sister-in-law, Audrey Vandendriessche; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Clara was born March 19, 1922 in Weyburn to Joseph and Corinne Vandendriessche. She was the middle child of seven brothers and sisters. They lived east of Weyburn and attended Assiniboia Elementary School and Weyburn Collegiate Institute. She then attended Normal School in Regina. She then taught school at Cedoux where she met and fell in love with Anthony Elmer Kot. They were married January 29, 1947 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Weyburn. They lived on a farm near Cedoux from 1947 to 1987, when they bought a house in Weyburn. Clara was a member of the Catholic Women's League at Cedoux and the Prairie View Womens' Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards, knitting, baking and gardening as well as spending her time with her friends and family. Clara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed dearly by all. Prayers were said Sunday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The Funeral Mass was held Monday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. The Pallbearers were: Charlene Walberg, Amanda-Marie Kot, Ian Kot, Amanda-Lynne Kot, Tony Kot and Kristine Kot. A private family Interment followed in Cedoux Cemetery, Cedoux. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Clara to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart & Stoke Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
Nellie Lavinia Carr
Nellie Lavinia Carr (nee: Whincup) passed away on Monday, April 23, 2007 at Weyburn, at the age of 88 years. Nellie was predeceased by her parents, George and Florence Whincup; brothers, Harold and Jack Whincup. She leaves to mourn her loving husband of 66 years, Lloyd Carr, Weyburn; her children: Lloyd Jr. (Barb) Carr, Ottawa, ON, Marilyn (Jack) Edmonds, Brighton, ON, Ken (Lois) Carr, Okanagan Falls, BC, and Connie (Ralph) Hill, Saskatoon; nine grandchildren: Robert, Susan, John, Heather, Trina, Chad, Tracy, Clint and Melony and 15 great grandchildren. The funeral service for Nellie Carr was held on Friday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Nellie to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn,(848-0333). If so desired, expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com. "Our family serving your family"
David Wesley McFarlane
Friday, August 10, 1956-
Saturday, April 7, 2007
David McFarlane passed away peacefully at home on April 7, 2007. He is survived by his loving wife Diana; his daughter, Crystal Buniak; his son, Crystal's husband, Chaunce Buniak; his grandson, Cooper Buniak, all of Saskatoon; his mother, Joan McFarlane-Rolfs (John Rolfs) of Weyburn; his brother, Brian (Anne) McFarlane of Regina; his sisters: Laurie (Frank) Chinski of Strathmore, AB; Cindy (Clint) Swanson, Weyburn; Cheryl (Don) Sellsted of Niverville, MB; his mother-in-law, Olga Walbaum of Weyburn; his father-in-law, Louis Walbaum of Stoughton; his brothers-in-law, Laurie (Lorraine) Walbaum of Weyburn; Randy Walbaum (Cindy Campbell) of Stoughton; Darrin (Rhonda) Walbaum of Weyburn; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. David was predeceased by his father, James McFarlane; his paternal grandparents, Stanley and Jane McFarlane; his maternal grandparents, Wesley and Margaret Speerbrecker; and infant great-niece Taelynn Blackburn. David was born August 10, 1956 in Moose Jaw. He grew up and attended school in Midale. For his senior year David attended the Comprehensive High School in Weyburn. David trained as a welder at SIAST Kelsey Campus after high school, but enjoyed a multitude of job experiences over the years. He was gifted with the ability to adapt and do many things. They say "life is too short." Perhaps he knew because, he never stayed at a job he disliked. He worked for Edge Transportation Services as a trailer technician until his illness prevented him from continuing to work. David married Diana Walbaum August 4, 1979. They had one child, a daughter Crystal, and then in 2000 acquired a son Chaunce when Crystal married. In 2004 his grandson was born. He quickly became the light in David's life and nothing gave him more pleasure than having Cooper come over to play with Papa's kittens. He often said both were his "therapy." David loved hunting and fishing and everything about the great outdoors. He was as much at home up north, deep in the bush, as he was in his living room easy chair. He enjoyed curling, golfing and baseball. Attending a Blue Jays home game was one of his unfulfilled dreams. He was always there to lend a helping hand and looked forward to joining his coffee row buddies at the end of a long work day. Memorial service for David was held Wednesday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Park Funeral Chapel (311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon). Lunch followed. Rite of Committal of ashes took place privately following the service. In memory of David, donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society - please specify for research into kidney cancer. Arrangements entrusted to David Schurr of Park Funeral Chapel, 222-9595.
Mary Greer born June 26, 1917 passed away in Kelowna, BC on May 1, 2007 at the age of 89. Predeceased by her husband Hugh "Jack" in June 2000. Survived by son Randall (Audrey), daughter Mary (Jim), son Brian, seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandson. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, May 7, at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC with Celebrant Father Peter Tompkins. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC (250)762-2299.
Jean Kosior, beloved wife of Lionel and mother of Kyle, Keith and Riley Kosior of Fillmore, died accidentally on Tuesday April 24, 2007. The funeral mass was concelebrated in Our Lady of Seven Sorrows R. C. Church, Lampman, Saturday April 28, at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. John Mock and Rev. Anthony Mary Ibeazor. Interment in Maryland Cemetery. Prayers were held in St. Aloysius R. C. Church, Fillmore, Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. The casket bearers were: Josh Martin, Devon Collins, Glen Urban, Vic Koszman, Wade Pollock and Brian Womack. Jean was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Margaret Sinkewicz; mother-in-law Nora Kosior and brother-in-law Les Fleck. She is survived by her husband Lionel; three sons: Kyle (Amanda), Keith (Jenn) and Riley (Melissa); brothers and sisters: Lynne (Dick) Miller, Lyle (Monika) Sinkewicz, Donnie (Leo) Kosior, James (Liane) Sinkewicz, Colleen Atamanchuk, Lesley Ann Fleck, Warren (Diane) Sinkewicz, Grant (Delores) Sinkewicz and Shelley (Mark) Herron; father-in-law Sim Kosior; brother-in-law Brian (Debbie) Kosior; sister-in-law Rita Kosior as well as many nieces and nephews. The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Denton Keating of Tubman Cremation and Funeral Services.
Nellie Lavinia Carr
With great sadness we announce the passing of Nellie Lavinia (Whincup) Carr on Monday, April 23, 2007 at the age of 88, following a courageous battle against cancer. Predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Nellie is survived by her devoted husband of 66 years, Lloyd. She is also survived by her four children: Lloyd Jr, Marilyn, Ken and Connie. A Memorial Service was held Friday, April 27, at 2:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Nellie was born on July 23, 1918 just outside of McTaggart. She grew up in the fire hall in Weyburn as her father, George Avison Whincup was the fire chief. She married Lloyd Carr January 4, 1941. The family loved and laughed in the residence of the Weyburn Court House where Lloyd worked for many years. Nellie liked to bake and cook for her family and neighbours. She was always making bread on Mondays and it was a pleasure to come home to the smell of fresh baked bread or buns. In addition to being a full time homemaker, Nellie was employed for 11 years in the Weyburn telephone office and clerked in three stores as well. Every Sunday was dress up, church and roast beef with Yorkshire pudding. She taught her family that good china was not just to look at but rather to be loved and used. Nellie will be remembered for her involvement in Women's Institute for many years, the United and Presbyterian Women's organizations, choirs and was a Life Member of the Weyburn Legion Auxiliary. Nellie loved knitting, crocheting and many other handicrafts. She kept her four children, nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren warm with knitted items and afghans. Nellie enjoyed many music afternoons with family. She played the piano while Lloyd played the sax and the children joined with voices and instruments. Nellie's friends were very important to her. She shared with their laughs and sorrows and always found time if someone was in need. She learned to listen when someone felt like talking and she shared whatever she had. She felt that it gives both giver and receiver pleasure. She felt that it was always important to keep in touch with her family and encouraged her children to keep in touch with one another. She first learned to use the computer e-mail at the age of 80 in order to enjoy daily contact with her children and grandchildren as they grew. Her children and grandchildren considered her a 'classy lady'. The family are very grateful for the tender loving care Nellie received in her last days at Tatagwa View in House #3. The consideration and constant care by the staff was very much appreciated. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Nellie to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, (848-0333). If so desired, expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com "Our family serving your family"
Kermit Fredrick Benneweis
On Monday, April 30, 2007, Kermit Fredrick Benneweis passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility, Weyburn, at the age of 95 years. Kermit was predeceased by his loving wife, Isabel in 2004; his parents, Fred and Marie Benneweis; infant daughter, Janice Marie; sisters-in-law: Laura Speight and Gladys McNeil; brothers-in-law: Len Speight, Lloyd Lohse, Donald and Gerald McNeil and Cliff Peterson. Kermit will be lovingly remembered by his family: Robert (Sharen) of Saskatoon; Doug (Sheila) of Okotoks, AB and Donald (Rita) of Saskatoon; seven grandchildren: Russell (Alison), Greg (Lisa) Benneweis, Lois Benneweis, Jane (Mike) Smith, Jill (Michael) James, Aaron (Deidre) and Terra Benneweis; great grandchildren: Connor and Derek Smith, Elliot and Adam James, Rachel, Carter and Payton Benneweis; sisters-in-law: Jean Peterson, Edna Lohse and Pat McNeil; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Kermit was born May 19, 1911 at Graham Hill. He was raised on the family farm south of Hoffer, located SE1/4 Section 18 Twp 1 Rge 14 W2nd. He attended Range View School for his early elementary grades. As the only son, he helped with farming at a young age, and continued working all his life on the family farm. Kermit was baptized in the Lutheran Church. He traveled with his parents to visit aunts, uncles and cousins in Duluth, Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. On October 4, 1938 he married Isabelle Lois McNeil at Torquay. While living on the farm, Isabel and Kermit attended the United Church in Oungre. After moving to Weyburn they attended Grace United Church. They belonged to the Oungre Square Dance Club and Kermit was a trustee for Range View School. One of his favorite pastimes was fishing. They moved to Weyburn in 1975 where they retired at 740 Duncan Drive. Isabelle and Kermit traveled with son Don to California, took a bus tour to Florida and traveled with son Bob to Ontario. In June of 2001 they moved to Parkway Lodge or as Kermit called it "Nancy's Place." He moved to Souris Valley Extended Care Centre in January of 2004. Isabel followed in March 2004 and passed away 10 days later. Kermit moved into Tatagwa View when it opened. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all he knew and loved. Funeral service was held Thursday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Russell, Greg, Alison, Aaron and Terra Benneweis and Jane Smith. Donations may be made in memory of Kermit to Grace United Church, Weyburn. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432).