Maxine Jessie Oesch
Maxine Jessie Oesch, late of Midale, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2007 at the age of 73 years. Maxine was predeceased by her father, Cornelius Arts; her sister, Marvel McGregor and a brother-in-law, Douglas Penny. She leaves to mourn her husband, Robert Oesch of Midale; her children: James (Susan) Oesch, Midale, Connie (Barry) Beetham, Hardasty, AB, Viola (Jim) Kot, Provost, AB; six grandchildren: Jacquie and Spencer Oesch, Terri, Chris and Justin Beetham and Dallas Kot; her step grandchildren: Leah, David and Jennifer Kot; her mother, Madge Arts, Midale; sister, Valerie Penny, Midale; brother, Jim (Eileen) Arts, Midale; and brother-in-law, Keith McGregor; as well as several nieces and nephews. Maxine Jessie Oesch was born on December 4, 1933 in Midale. She completed her schooling attaining her grade twelve diploma. Maxine was united in marriage to Robert on April 10, 1957. She was a member of the United Church of Canada. Over the next years her role as farm wife included her love of sewing, crocheting, knitting and quilting. Maxine also loved to garden and to decorate wedding cakes. The Service of Remembrance for Maxine Oesch was held on Wednesday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. For family and friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Maxine to The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, 150 Albert St. Regina, SK S4R 2N2. 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"
Wilma "Eileen" Busch (nee Metheral) passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2007 at the age of 80 years. Eileen was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Mildred Metheral and sister, Ruth Garinger. Eileen is survived by her husband, Joe Busch, Weyburn /Davidson; her children: Barry (Sheila), Landis, Blair (Wendy) Innisfail, AB, Cheryl (Dennis) DeLaet, Davidson, Darcy (Mary), Sylvan Lake, AB and Darla (Wade) Wheeler, Cochrane, AB; grandchildren: Scott and Twila-Jo; Tim and Christina; Ryan Kevin and Leanne; Abbey, Allie and Amy; Alyssa and Madison; great-grandchildren: Tyson, Caitlin, Corie, Presley, Olivia, Shelbea, Jay and Gavin; great-great grandchild, Owen; two brothers: Clarence (Alice) Metheral and Alvin (Joyce) Metheral. The funeral service was held at Grace United Church on Friday, October 12, at 2:00 p.m. with Gary Keefe officiating. Interment followed at Yellow Grass Cemetery. For friends and family so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Eileen to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, Research Depart-ment 301-2550, 12th Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 3X1. 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"
Elsa Ziolkowski, (nee: Tribiger) late of Weyburn, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2007 at the age of 73 years. Elsa was predeceased by her parents, Emil and Natalie Tribiger; sister, Ericka Quast; brother, Ed Tribiger and seven other siblings. Elsa is survived by her husband, Peter Ziolkowski, Weyburn; her children: Beverley (Anthony) Brannen and their family, Jeffery and Elyse, Dapp, AB, Veronica Ziolkowski, Regina, Dale (Laurie) Ziolkowski and their family, Jennifer, Krysten and Taylor, Saskatoon, Kevin (Shelley) Ziolkowski and their family, Kyle and Chelsea, Weyburn, Mark (Kelly) Ziolkowski and their family, Noah and Ryan, Regina; a sister, Bertha (Ed) Eisbrenner, Winnipeg, MB; brothers: Ron Tribier, Moose Jaw, Wally (Bernie) Trieber, Lethbridge, AB, sisters-in-law: Lil Tribiger, Weyburn, Olga (Harry) Forsberg, Weyburn; brothers-in-law: Charlie Quast, Winnipeg Beach, MB, and Alex (Louise) Ziolkowski, Leduc, AB; as well as many nieces and nephews. Elsa was born March 7, 1934 in Poland to Emil and Natalie Tribiger. She came to Canada in 1949 settling in the Lampman area. The family moved to Weyburn a few years later. She worked at several local businesses until marrying Peter Ziolkowski in 1954 at Zion Lutheran Church. Elsa's life was centered on building a life and home with Peter. She worked at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre for 13 years having made many friends during that time. This was followed by caring for children in her home. Elsa had many interests both inside the home and out. She particularly enjoyed activities with the ladies group of the church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. The funeral service was held at Zion Lutheran Church on Wednesday, October 10, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. The active pallbearers were Jeffery Brannen, Kyle Ziolkowski, Bryan Wilson, Cedric Wilson, Wally Trieber, and Alex Ziolkowski. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends and family so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Elsa to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 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"
Harold Spence Dunn
On Wednesday, October 3, 2007, Harold Spence Dunn passed away at the Bengough Health Centre at the age of 91 years. Harold was predeceased by his parents, Norman and Jean Dunn; brother and their spouses: Ralph (Margaret) Dunn and Vic (Elaine) Dunn; parents-in-law, May and Bowyer Bradford; brothers-in-law and their spouses: Fred (Alice) Bradford, Dave Bradford, Frank (Goldie) Bradford and Lloyd Bradford. Harold will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Thelma Dunn of Ogema, and their family of four children: Doreen (Bob) Patterson of Qualicum Beach, BC, Heather (Rob) Kinsman of Edmonton, AB, Brad Dunn of Ogema, and Bernie (Ron) Cruikshank of Saskatoon; grandchildren: Jody (Glenn) Hancock, Wanda and Bejay Patterson, Bowyer Kinsman, Spencer and Alyssa Cruikshank; great granddaughter, Adara Hancock; sister, Ruby (Fred) marsh; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Dunn and Esther Bradford; brother-in-law, Bud (Irene) Bradford; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Harold Spence Dunn was born December 19, 1915 at Ogema, the second son of Norman and Jean Dunn. He grew up on the farm in the Key-West area and attended Key West school and Ogema High School. During World War II, Harold was a Private in the army until he received a medical discharge. In July, 1950, Harold married Thelma Bradford. Together they farmed and raised their family at Ogema. Harold was a 4-H Leader, on the rink board and fair board, and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 60 years. He was a life time member of Ogema United Church and had served on the church board as well as superintendent and Sunday school teacher. Harold was a self employed farmer and that was his main interest. After retirement he enjoyed gardening, wood working and playing cards with friends. He loved his grandchildren and liked to hear from them as they traveled. Harold will be sadly missed by all he knew and loved. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church, with Rev. Bonita Chad and Rev. Ella Frank officiating. Interment followed in Ogema Cemetery. Donations may be made in memory of Harold to the CNIB or to Ogema United Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn and Radville (842-5432 & 869-2566)
Doreen Ione Tracey
Doreen Ione Tracey, late of Halbrite, passed away October 1, 2007 in Regina, at the age of 72 years. Doreen Ione Tracey was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Blanche Giroux; son Cameron Tracey and her sister Carole White. Doreen leaves to mourn her husband of 54 years Robert of Halbrite; grandchildren, Brandt (Michelle) of Calgary, AB and Allison of Edmonton, AB; daughter-in-law, Cindy Tracey and their son Taylor of Calgary, AB; (Cameron's family) her daughters: Valerie (Lou) Crosley, of Edmonton, AB and their family, Michael (Leanne) and Jody; Laurie Duncan, of Weyburn and her family, Dallas (Nina) of Medicine Hat, AB and great-grandson Holden of Weyburn, Dustin (Amanda), of Weyburn, Meagan (Jordon Utke) of Lloydminster, AB, Robby (Dan) Wilgenbusch of Unity and family, Danielle (Shaun Branvold) of Weyburn, Cody of Wilkie, Chelsea of Saskatoon, Pamela (Dwaine) Ringguth, of Grande Prairie, AB and family, Tyrel and Travis, son Calvin (Danette) Tracey of Weyburn and family, Calli of Saskatoon, Justin and Derek of Weyburn; her sisters: Arlene (Jim) Blackmer, Marj Pavelich, Donna (Greg) Campbell and Beverly Giroux; sister and brother-in-laws: Evelyn (Bob) Sears, Dolly (Richard) Bezugley, Phyllis Tracey, Charlotte (Peter) Ogloff, Nell Poole, Dorothy Tracey, Art Tracey, Jim Tracey and Max White as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a special friend, Judy Gardner, she will also be missed by her daughter-in-law Dorraine Wilcott-Nault and son-in-law, Earl Duncan. Doreen Ione Tracey was born July 7, 1935 in Saskatoon. She attended schools in Bradwell, and Halbrite. Doreen Giroux married Robert Tracey on December 29, 1952 in Halbrite. They were married for 54 years. She was a retired postmaster. Doreen enjoyed knitting, baking, playing cards, playing bingo, but above all else she enjoyed her grandchildren. The funeral service for Doreen Ione Tracey was held Thursday, October 4 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. The prayer service was held Wednesday, October 3 at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. A private family interment followed lunch at the Halbrite Cemetery. For friends and family so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Doreen to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan. 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"
Elsie Esther Vilcu
On Monday, October 8, 2007, Elsie Esther Vilcu of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 86 years. Elsie was predeceased by her mother and father, Esther and James Wilkinson; four brothers: George, Sidney (Ula), Harold (Winnifred) and Ernie (Connie); sister, Mary, Mary's first husband, Gerald Cockwill and her second husband, Bill Atkins. Elsie will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 61 years, George Vilcu; three children: Harold (Dianne) Vilcu and their family: Vasile (Paula), Jeanette, Owen, Isaac (Tracey), Claudette and Brett; Isabella (Grant Cooper) and their family: Kimberley (Perry), Clayton and Christine (Lance), their father, Lyle Mutter; and Kay (Darell) Appelquist and their family: Joshua and Kari; 21 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Elsie Esther Vilcu was born February 8, 1921 at Griffin, the second youngest of six children born to Esther and James Wilkinson. Her father passed away when Elsie was two years old, so her mother Esther raised all six children in Griffin and they attended Griffin School. Elsie married George Vilcu on May 2, 1946 at Creelman. They lived on the farm south of Griffin for 28 years, then moved to Weyburn in 1974. Elsie was a member of the Royal Purple and the Ladies Auxiliary at St. Nicholas Church. She was employed at the Weyburn Nursing Home and the Weyburn Union Hospital where she worked in the kitchen and with housekeeping. Elsie enjoyed curling, baseball, knitting, sewing, dancing, bingo and watching the Riders, the Oilers and the Blue Jays on T.V. She won many trophies for her curling. Elsie's home was always open to all her friends and family. They will cherish her memory. Prayers were said Sunday, October 14 at 4:00 p.m. from St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church, 1770 St. John Street, Regina. The funeral service was held Monday, October 15 at 10:00 a.m. from Knox Fellowship Hall, Weyburn, with Rev. Father John Maerean officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were her grandsons: Vasile, Owen, Isaac and Brett Vilcu, Clayton Mutter and Josh Appelquist. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Elsie to the church of your choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
Feb 22, 1945-Sept 29, 2007
On September 29, 2007, Sharon Turner passed away peacefully with her family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her father, Don Turner and brother-in-law, Alex Miller. She is survived by her son, Aaron (Gerri) Fettes; grandchildren Jordan, Demi, Brandon, Mathew and Riley; mother, Elva Turner; sister, Shirley Miller; niece, Shelley (Keith) Hertes, their children, Logan, Kyle and Justin; nephew, Bruce (Shannon) Miller, their children, Nikole & Cody. Sharon Joanne Turner was born to Elva and Don Turner, and grew up on the farm. She attended school at Queen Elizabeth and Weyburn Collegiate Institute. She enrolled in the three year nursing program at the Regina General Hospital. When she graduated, she returned to the Weyburn Union Hospital to work. When Aaron was six months old, she moved to Regina and worked part time. When she returned to Weyburn, she worked at the doctor's office during the day and took correspondence classes at night resulting in her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. Eight years ago, she accepted a position at Santa Maria Senior Citizen's Home in Regina. The funeral service was held Tuesday, October 3, at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Catharine Harper officiating. The Nurses who formed the Color Guard were: Carol Edmonds, Diane Burnham, Karen Goldie, Lynn Keating, Nancy Chapman, Joyce Rodine, Pinkie (Pauline) Spasoff, Marilyn Nagel and Sylvia Flischaker. The active pallbearers were: Harry Burnham, Wray Edmonds, Jeff Edmonds, Jason Edmonds, Denton Keating and Gerald Woloshyn. Interment took place in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Sharon was a loving mother and grandmother. Her son and grandchildren were her life. She could not have given more time and love to them. The void she has left in their lives will never be filled. A loving daughter, sister and friend, who always put everyone before herself. Sharon, for the last 42 years, has been in the medical profession as a registered nurse and administrator. Currently she was the Director of Care at the Santa Maria Seniors Citizens Home. The family would like to thank her friends and colleagues for all the love and support, especially in the last few months. They would also like to thank all the staff on Unit 3B & Palliative Care for the exceptional care given. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, (306)842-5432
Francis Armand Marcil
December 16, 1932-October 4, 2007. Born to Armand and Florida Marcil at SW 36-5-16 W2. He leaves his wife, MaryAnne (nee: Aldred), sons, Robert (Gayle) and Patrick (Robin), grandchildren: T.J., Kyla, Matthew, Chantelle, Thomas and Catlin and great granddaughter, Madison; daughter-in-law, Cindy Marcil Thompson, as well as numerous cousins and friends. Francis attended school at Green Valley, was a boarder at St. Oliver's Convent and Radville Public School. He graduated from the School of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan, which he attended from 1962 to 1964. He worked at various jobs; trucking, Dow of Canada, in order to buy his first quarter of land at Lake Alma in 1961 and continued to expand his land base. Good soil and its care was his passion. Francis worked on many community committees. He was a reader of non-fiction. He was a man of integrity, humor and a sharp wit and a strong faith. His word was his bond. Prayers were said Tuesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, October 10 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. The Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were: Lewis Thompson, Oliver Dionne, Alfred Galarneau, Alex Fradette, Eldon Grosenick and Daniel Dembiczak. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Francis to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn and Radville. (842-6662 & 869-2566)
Les Horner, age 93 years, late of Weyburn, peacefully passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2005. Predeceased by his parents, Norval and Jennie Horner; two sons, Bill and Alex Horner; son-in-law, Graham Goddard; two brothers, Wallace and Fred Horner and one sister, Marion Nodwell. Les will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Leila Horner of Weyburn and their three children: Patricia Goddard of New Zealand, John (Pat) Horner of Creelman, and Kathy Horner of Carlyle; daughter-in-law, Wanda Horner of Saskatoon; grandchildren: Eric Goddard, Heather (Patrick) Chopik, Scott (Jennifer) Horner, Jaret (Amanda) Horner, Stacey (Jason) Horner, Willie (Kayla) Horner, Christopher (Cindy) Horner, Eric and Byron Horner; great grandsons: Zane Chopik, Anthony and Drew Horner; brother, Harold (Opal) Horner of Regina; three sisters: Audrey Denison of Nelson, BC, Kathleen (Wes) Hatlelid of Calgary, AB and Beth (Lloyd) Hatlelid of Calgary, AB. Les was born at Creelman, on December 16, 1912. He took his schooling in Creelman, graduating from Grade 12, then went on to the University of Saskatchewan where he took a mechanic course. He often told the story of coming home, trying to convince the family that rubber tires had more traction than steel lugs. He lived and worked at home until his marriage to Leila Bramley on June 15, 1940. They moved to the Henry Horner farm and that was the farm base until his semi-retirement in 1975. He had many and varied interests. A good athlete, he played baseball, curled and shot a good game of pool. Curling was his game and he could replay many shots and ends that went both for and against him. Les was community minded and gave his time to many organizations: the Sask. Wheat Pool, Creelman 4-H clubs, the Scouting movement and others including involvement with the United Church in Creelman. He farmed for a number of years, with his father, then his brother and finally his sons. His was always a mixed farm, but his true passion was his black Angus cattle. He spent hours working with them for shows or just for the joy of it. Les loved to garden. He grew large gardens and later had raspberries and strawberries. The flowers that Leila grew were beautiful. Les and Leila enjoyed traveling and square dancing. They spent several winters in Arizona and British Columbia. They were particularly pleased to travel to New Zealand to visit their daughter Patsy, Graham and grandson Eric. They also traveled to Hong Kong and Indonesia where they visited sister Beth and Lloyd Hatleilid. There was also time for the family and the sparkle in his eye when playing with a grandchild or having a weiner roast was something to behold. Les had that inner strength that saw him through some good times and bad times. The quiet faith that he received from his mother, he passed on to his family. He taught us all by example, the example that every person has a right to dignity and respect, that is his legacy. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, December 27, at 2:00 p.m. from Creelman United Church, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Crellman. The Honorary Pallbearers were his grandchildren: Eric Goddard, Jaret, Eric, Heather, Chris, Stacey, Scott, Byron and Willie Horner. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Les to the Tatagwa View Stained Glass Window Fund or to the Creelman United Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
On Friday, December 23, 2005, Mrs. Christobel Addison of Stony Plain, AB, aged 89 years, passed peacefully in her sleep with her daughter by her side. She will be happily reunited with her husband of 62 years, Walter. She is survived by two daughters and one son: Elsie (Clair) Stockly of Edmonton, AB, and children Trisha, Terry; Frank (Linda) Addison of Lethbridge, AB, and children Wayne, Dale; Millie (Carl) Leathers of Mayne Island, BC, and children Bliss, Eric, Tyler, and five great grandchildren. Thank you for the care in her final days by the staff of the Good Samaritan Care Centre, Stony Plain, the staff on the Orthopedics Ward of University Hospital, the Westview Health Centre and Dr. Boughen in particular. A private graveside service will be held at a later date with the members of the immediate family attending in Lethbridge, AB. Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #220, 2323-32 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3. Peace Garden Funeral Chapels, Spruce Grove, AB, in care of arrangements. Telephone (780)962-2749.