Lee Allan LaPeare
Lee Allan LaPeare was predeceased by his parents, Harry LaPeare, May 26, 2001 and Barb Nashiem, July 17, 2002. He leaves to mourn his eldest son, Dakota (Nicky) LaPeare and their son Xzander of Lacombe, AB, one daughter Lakin LaPeare of Ponoka, AB, special friend, Toni Backlun and their son Ryder LaPeare of Weyburn; his sister Angela (Murray) Brittain, Rimbey, AB; two nephews, Ryley Garland of Ponoka, AB, and Casey Garland of Rimbey, AB, his grandmother, Dorothy Dahms of Rimbey, AB, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Lee was born in Rocky Mountain House, AB. He was raised in central Alberta where he resided until he moved to Weyburn in 2002. Lee spent his adult life working in the oil patch traveling across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Quebec. He loved trucks, motor bikes and anything that went fast. Lee lived life to the fullest and he will be sadly missed and forever remembered by family and friends. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Lee to a charity of choice.
Irma Grace Start
Irma Grace (O'Neal) Start, age 94 years of Bengough and longtime resident of Harptree, Saskatchewan peacefully departed this life May 21, 2006, on her homeward journey to her eternal home in the celestial realms above. Irma was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Wilfred Start (1991), her grandson Neil Hart (1979), her parents Ross (1959) and Edna (Patterson) O'Neal (1979), her sisters Jessie Jacobs, Beulah Start, Norma Start, her brother James O'Neal and brothers-in-law Charles Start and Herbert Start. Irma leaves to mourn all those who loved her and all those whose lives she touched, especially her six children, sixteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren; Leona (Gordon) Fleming; Valerie (Merv) Ness, Dayna; Laura (Wilf) Olson, Jeremy, Kristopher, Melissa, Nicholas; Duane (Dianne), Bryden; Kenneth (Bunnie); Kevin (Natosha), Jacob, Anthony; Lorne; Starla (Jason) Ember, Zander, Zane; Elaine (Walter) Hart; Leslie (Craig) Dunbar, Jonathan, Melanie; Juanita (Jerry) Traughber, Alex, Sam, Eric; Harold (Evelyn) Start; Brent; Jennifer (Weldon) Wong; Donn (Magdalena Briola) Start, Dolores Fleet; Justin (Leslie); Rebecca; Joyce (Lyle) Jacobson; Robin (Jeff), Connor, Caiden, William; Lorinda (Blair); Ryan (Thuy); honorary grandchildren Tiu, Ty and Tanner Rettman; her youngest sister Blanche Goodchild, sister-in-law Pauline Frost; brother-in-law Gilbert Jacobs; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Irma Grace O'Neal was born October 21, 1911 to Ross and Edna O'Neal, at the farm home located near Cascade, Nebraska, USA. When Irma was one year old, she moved with her parents to Canada. After a three year journey by team and wagon, the O'Neals arrived at their northern Alberta homestead. Irma was raised in the Peace River area along with her siblings Jessie, Beulah, Norma, James and Blanche. With the surrounding natural beauty of the north, an appreciation of creation was imprinted in Irma for life; this was evident in her works of art and poetry from a child to a senior. Her love of the scriptures, faith in God and his guiding hand was realized at any early age. A gift of a bible to her as a child, was the beginning of her intensive study and memorizing. By the time Irma was fifteen, she had read the New Testament seven times, the entire bible twice. The serene, outdoor, picturesque landscape made memorizing scripture and poetry enjoyable. Amazingly, she was able to retain those memorized verses the rest of her life. Her biblical studies continued on a daily basis at home and weekly at a house of worship. Her dedicated faith and Christian values were shared and demonstrated throughout her life. Growing up in hard times, she learned to make do with what you had, to waste not, improvise, be a fixer of most anything, to re use, recycle and thereby be content. These qualities learned at a young age continued throughout her lifetime. She enjoyed looking for a bargain in used items rather than obtaining anything new. She was seldom idle, never bored, made good use of her time and talents in constructive projects. In the late fall of 1932, the O'Neal family planned to return to the USA to live but due to unforeseen transportation problems had to spend the winter at Harptree, Sask. When spring came, finances low, the family could not continue their journey to the USA; the older girls took housework jobs within the community to assist the situation. Within a few years several of the girls met and married their life partners within the district, the remainder of the O'Neal family continued to make Harptree district home for many years. Irma O'Neal was married to Wilfred Start of Harptree, Saskatchewan April 5, 1934 at St. Chad's Anglican Church in Bengough. They lived on the Start homestead (mixed farm operation), where they raised a family of six children. There were many hard times during the depression years but working together Wilfred and Irma were able to persevere. They operated a successful farming operation until 1973, when they sold the farm and retired to Bengough. All those privileged to share Irma's life will always remember her quiet humble manner, remarkable memory, vast knowledge and understanding of such a variety of topics. She was eager to learn throughout her lifetime and encouraged others to do so. She was an avid listener, gave wise advice, and was patient and gentle with those around her. Irma was a woman of many interests and talents; whatever she did, was done well. Her love and caring for her family and friends was not always shown with outward expression but demonstrated through her hospitality, kindness and generosity to one and all. Visitors of all ages were made to feel welcome and she enjoyed sharing her many ideas and items of interest. She has been an inspiration, encouragement, an excellent example of a Christian wife and mother, sincere friend, demonstrating during her lifetime what the truly important things in life are. A celebration of the life of Irma Start was held from Bengough Community Center on Friday, May 26, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Bruce Tetreau, Church of Christ minister, officiating. All those who shared in Irma's life were considered honorary pallbearers. Acting pallbearers were grandsons Ryan Jacobson, Kenneth, Kevin and Lorne Fleming, great-grandson Kristopher Olson and honorary grandson Ty Rettman. Interment followed at Clear View Cemetery (Harptree). Donations in memory of Irma Start can be made to: Key to the Kingdom, (TV Broadcast) 346 Strathmore Blvd., Toronto, ON M4C 1N3 or the charity of your choice. Ross Funeral Service of Assiniboia, Sask. entrusted with arrangements.
Richard Charles Smith
Richard (Dick) Charles Smith passed away peacefully in Bonnyville, AB on June 8, 2006 surrounded by his wife and three daughters. He was born in Craik, August 18, 1914. Predeceased by his parents: Arthur and Beatrice Smith; brothers: Cyril, Edward, Albert; sisters: Lily Rigby, Grace Lowry, Marjorie Giles, Evelyn Smith; parents-in-law: Philip and Mary Hartl. He is survived by his loving wife, Elsie of Bonnyville, AB; daughters: Faye (Harold) Keating, Regina; Elda (Don) Thackeray of Cold Lake, AB; Ina Smith of Cold Lake, AB; grandchildren: Richard (Dawn) Keating of Swift Current; Kenda (Doug) Power of Regina; Kari (Malcolm) Reid of Vernon, BC; Jeffrey (Teresa) Thackeray of Bonnyville, AB; Karla (André) Foisy of Bonnyville, AB; Kelly Ross of Hamilton, Bermuda; Allison Ross, Edmonton, AB; great grandchildren: Erin and Erica Keating, Nathan and Samuel Power, Sean, Liam and Roan Reid, Sydney and Scott Thackeray, Taylor, MacKena and Christian Foisy. He is also survived by his Hartl relatives-Edna (Jim) Hornett of Calgary, AB; Albert (Mary) Hartl of Raymore; Rudy (Bea) Hartl of Abbotsford, BC; Bertha (Al) Kenny of Abbotsford, BC; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dick taught school for 40 years in several Saskatchewan communities retiring in 1976 as principal of Weyburn Comprehensive School. He was a long standing 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and the Royal Canadian Legion. Prayer service was held Friday, June 16 at 7:30 pm at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, Bonnyville, AB. Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church on June 17 at 11 a.m. Interment followed in the Holy Family Cemetery, Bonnyville. Tributes in memory of Dick may be made to Haying in the 30's (in support of Cancer Care in northeastern Alberta), Box 35, Mallaig, AB T0A 2K0 or the Alzheimer Society, #1324, 1935-32 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7C8. To send condolences please visit www.mementofuneralchapel
.com. Arrangements in care of Memento Funeral Chapel, Bonnyville (866-594-3113) toll free.
Roman William Reich
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Roman William Reich on Saturday, June 10, 2006 at the Weyburn General Hospital at 65 years of age, his family at his side. Predeceased by his parents Henry Sr. and Emilie Reich, brothers Ralph, Arnold, Leo, sister Mona Layh, brothers-in-law Loris Walsh, Joe Ustupski, and Don McFadden. He is survived by his family: Helen Walsh, Madden, AB, Henry Jr. (Jean) Reich, Weyburn, 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. Numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, along with a special friend, Shirley Robinson, NB. Roman was born November 21, 1940 in rural Weyburn, attending schools in Weyburn and area. His love of music began very early in life, starting in a band in his early teen years. He farmed and played in a band while working at "The Soapbox" in Regina, then in Fort Saskatchewan, AB before returning to Weyburn to farm and continue to play his beloved music. He played for most of the 18 years at the Cancer Jamboree and was preparing to play again this year on June 25. He also played at the Communithon (held at the Legion) when he could. Roman also "jammed" in Regina, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, and various other places. Roman was one of the first members of the Price Rite Fuels company and had served on the board. Roman will be sorely missed by his loving family and many, many friends. A celebration of his life was held Thursday, June 15, at 2:00 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Roman may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (or a charity of your choice).
Anna H. Pingert
Anna H. Pingert (nee: Hanson) (Kesslering), age 87 of Moose Jaw, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2006. Born April 25, 1919 in the Parry district, Anna was predeceased by her parents, Hans and Caroline Hanson, her first husband, John Kesslering in 1969, her second husband, Frank Pingert in 1993, three brothers and three sisters. Anna leaves to mourn her daughter, Maxine Kesslering (John Pederson) of Moose Jaw; grandchildren: Franklin Young, (Deneen, Adam and Taya Perret) of Cochrane, AB, Jean Anderson of Taber, AB; her three great grandchildren: Rebecca Anderson of Carlyle, Shauna Anderson and Jackson Noel of Taber, AB, and one sister-in-law, Annie (Wingert,Seitze). A graveside service was held at Memorial Gardens in Regina on Wednesday, June 14, at 2:30 p.m. Reverend John Kreutzwieser officiateed. Memorials for the Saskatchewan Heart & Stroke Foundation, 2360-2nd Ave., Regina, S4R 1A6 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 104-2301 Avenue C North, Saskatoon, S7L 5Z5 would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Anna, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home. Please sign the memorial register book at website: www.wjjonesandson.com (Obituaries). Toll Free 1-877-693-4644. Lew Young Funeral Director.
Henry John Heibein
On Saturday, June 3, 2006, Henry John (Johnny) Heibein, of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 82 years. Johnny was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Minnie Heibein. Johnny will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Lil, and their family: son, Doug (Linda) Heibein and daughter, Shelley (Bill) Kievits and their children, Candice (Jay) and Nick (Danielle); brother, Lew (Lil) Heibein, as well as by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. John Heibein was born March 18, 1924 at Simmie. He was raised on a farm near Simmie, and attended a country school. His mother had immigrated from Finland and taught in the local schools. John's father died from a heart attack at age 57, leaving his sons, John age 14 and Lew age 9. They attended Cedarview Country School near Simmie. John was a mechanic in the army R.C.E.M.E. from 1941 to 1945, spending two years in Canada and two years overseas as mechanic on the front lines. Upon his return to Saskatchewan he 'skinned cat' for Highway #39 construction with Ramsey & Bird Construction from 1946 to 1950. On March 1, 1949, John married Lil Myers of Midale in Estevan. They moved from Regina to Midale in 1950 where John began farming. He operated wells for Murphy Oil during the 50's and 60's. With Dick Bond's cat he dug pits for the first oil well drilled at Midale on Irwin Meyer's land. From 1976 to 1997, John helped in the family business, at the Pop Shoppe and Drone's Drycleaners where he sold and installed Beam vacuum cleaners. He claimed his hobby was driving down to his son's farm at Midale six days a week 'helping out'. When he wasn't at the farm he would often be seen at his daughter's Prairie Greenhouse, north of Weyburn. If you couldn't find him at either farm, you would find him fixing things at King Koin Laundry. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all his family. Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 6, at 2:00 pm from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Kirby Breitkreuz Officiating. A private family interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The honorary pallbearers were: Jim and Kay Stott, Sonny and Opal Claybo, Neal and Vicky Wallace, and all his coffee buddies. The active pallbearers were: Doug Heibein, Bill Kievits, Jay Uhrich, Nick Kievits, Lew Heibein, Russ Casler, Keith Baudria and Walt Stregger. For friends so wishing, donations in memory of John may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)
Daniel Miller Hortness
On Friday, June 23, Daniel Miller Hortness, late of Weyburn, and formerly of Manor, passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility in Weyburn at the age of 88 years. Daniel was predeceased by his parents, Lewis and Karen Hortness; brothers: Carl, Newman, Henry, Lawrence, Albert, Victor, Harold and Ruben; great nephew, Daryl Hortness and great niece, Susan Sawyer; mother and father-in-law, Elizabeth and Archie Purvis; brothers-in-law: Mike Decterow, Andy Luyten, Ted Purvis, Howard Purvis and Harold Campbell; sisters-in-law: Betty Hortness, Evelyn Hortness, Marie Hortness, Alice Hortness, Bertha Purvis and Elsie Campbell. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 58 years, Ella, and their children: Diane (Art) Forster, Dallas (Shirley) Hortness, Cheryl (Ray) Stanley and Monty (Roxy) Hortness; grandchildren: Erin Forster, Christine Forster, Cathy (Dave) Cobey, Sheridan (Erin) Hortness, Nathan Hortness, Heather Hortness, Danielle (Travis) Podbilski, Vaughn Hortness, and Brody Hortness; great grandchildren: Melody, Tracy and Rowen; brothers: Bill (Marion) Hortness and Melvin (Joyce) Hortness; sisters: Goldie Decterow and Sylvia Luyten; in-laws: Simone Hortness, Muriel Hortness, Dora Hortness, Avalene Purvis, Lorne (Donna) Purvis, Harold (Mavis) Purvis; several nieces and nephews. Daniel devoted his life to the love and support of his family. For most of his working years, he operated his own construction company, Hortness Construction, and built many homes in the southeastern part of the province. He loved to travel, and his favourite hobby was restoring antique cars. A service to celebrate Daniel's life was held Tuesday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox United Church in Manor, Rev. Greg Kiel officiating. The interment followed in Manor Cemetery. The active pallbearers were his grandchildren: Vaughn, Brody, Heather and Nathan Hortness, Danielle Podbilski, Cathy Cobey, Sherida Hortness, Erin and Christine Forster. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in memory of Dan to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Manor Cemetery Fund or Manor Knox United Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
Lawrence John Sebastian
Lawrence John Sebastian, of Weyburn, formerly of Regina/Francis, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 18, 2006 at the age of 69 years. He was predeceased by his father Sigmund Sebastian and mother Frances Ziegler; stepfather Jacob Ziegler and a sister and brother in infancy. Lawrence will be sadly missed by his loving wife Helen, of 46 years; sons Kenneth (Connie) Sebastian and Darryl Sebastian; daughters Linda (Doug) Grams and Christy (Jamie) Rabbetz; grandchildren Jason Grams, Kayla Sebastian, Kelsey Grams, Melissa Sebastian and Matthew Rabbetz; sisters Josie (Wayne) Linnen and Louise (Gary) Linnen and brother Joe (Sherry) Ziegler as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Lawrence and Helen farmed near Francis from 1957 to 1981, and then operated a horse boarding/training stable near Regina for 12 years. Lawrence retired in 2001 and spent many wonderful hours with his beloved coffee buddies, traveling to farm sales, tending to his small farm animals and birds and restoring old farm tractors. A funeral service was held at Zion Lutheran Church, 504 Windsor Street, Weyburn, on Wednesday, June 21, at 1:00 p.m. Interment followed at the Tyvan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Weyburn Palliative Care, 201-1st Avenue East, Weyburn, SK S4H 0N1. Family and friends are invited to sign a book of condolences through www.regina-memorial.ca. Arrangements were entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.
Robert H. Lawrence
Robert H. Lawrence, born September 29, 1940 at Weyburn, passed away June 17, 2006 at Weyburn, at the age of 65 years. He was predeceased by his father, Albert Lawrence. Robert is survived by his wife Helen; a daughter, Twila (Duane) Walkeden and their children, Courtney, Breanne and Hailey; a son Todd (Elan) Lawrence and their children, Baron and Max all of Weyburn; his mother Beth Lawrence, Weyburn; brothers and sisters: Court (Brenda) Lawrence, Carp ON, Ted (Judy) Lawrence, Brooks, AB, Sally Peterson, Regina, Laura Chisholm, Dartmouth, NS, John Lawrence, Weyburn, Colleen (Brian) Sproat, Weyburn; two sister-in-laws: Elma (Jim) Archer, Saskatoon and Margaret (Denny) Verstraeten, Nipawin as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The memorial service was held on Wednesday, June 17, at 2:00 p.m. Knox Presbyterian Chuch, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. For friends and family so wishing, donations in memory of Robert to the Knox Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund. 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"
Linda Rosemarie Penfold
Linda Rosemarie Penfold, late of Weyburn, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2006 at the age of 57 years. Linda was predeceased by her brother, Glen Mowrey. She is survived by her husband, John Penfold, Weyburn; daughter, Geri Zanjanski, Calgary, AB; daughter, Julie (Rob) Konowalchuk, Calgary; son, James (Denise) Penfold, Calgary; three grandchildren: Chad, Ryan and Cole; her parents, Gerry and Helen Mowrey, Milestone; and one brother, Gary (Joanne) Mowrey, Weyburn. At Linda's request, no funeral or memorial service will be held. 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"