Brett Allan Eddy
Brett Allan Eddy of Sundre, AB passed away at the Sundre Hospital on November 24, 2006 at the age of 39 years. Brett was born on September 16, 1967 in Weyburn, to Patrick and Myrna Eddy. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Brett leaves to mourn his wife Laura; daughter Chelsea; mother Myrna; two brothers, Darwin (Tammy) Eddy of Calgary, AB and Nevin (Liana) Eddy of Sundre, AB; one sister Corina (Cameron) Bowman of Fox Creek, AB; five nieces, Jessica, Rebecca, Katlyn, Selena and Karissa, and one nephew Colton. Brett also leaves behind numerous relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his dad Patrick Eddy and his grandparents Bernard and Dorathy Reiser and James and Hazel Eddy. Brett enjoyed the outdoors and was a member of the Dover Community Hockey Association. He loved camping, motorbiking, swimming, snowmobiling, woodworking and working on cars. Brett was married to Laura Swedberg on November 2, 1996 in Sundre. They had one daughter Chelsea Dawn who was Brett's pride and joy. Brett's wisdom and positive attitude will always be remembered. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 28, at the McDougal Flats Missionary Church with Pastor Richard McInnes officiating. Interment followed at the Sundre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Brett's name may be made to the Sundre Hospital Nurses Station or to the Sundre Church of the Nazarene Building Fund. Condolences to the family may be forwarded from www.moutainviewfuneralchapels.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapels, Olds. Phone 556-3223. Proudly serving our community for over 40 years.
Vernie Pulfer passed away December 16, 2006 with her family at her side. She was predeceased by her husband Max in 1980. She was enormously proud of her three children: Janet (Robert) Linnell, Jim (Margaret) Pulfer, and Don (Norma) Pulfer and all her grandchildren, Lauren (Michael O'Neill) Linnell, Jim (Kelly Lawrence), Gord (Laura) Linnell, Max Bilson, Mark Pulfer, Rachel Pulfer, Bobbie (Mark) Bratrud, and Leigh (Colin) Rosengren. She also took great pleasure in watching her great grandchildren grow: Casey Linnell, Jameson Linnell, Max Linnell, Dowling Linnell, Faith Bratrud, Hanna Bratrud, and Timothy Rosengren. Vernie was born June 10, 1918 on the farm at Cedoux to Michael and Anne Myers. She was the youngest of a family of eight: Mary, Frances, Tom, John, Joe, and Louis (all deceased) and Victor (Emily) currently residing in Moose Jaw as well as Louis' wife Vera, of Calgary. She adopted the Pulfer family as her own. These included brothers-in-law: Doug (Dot) Pulfer, Hodder McConachie, and sister-in-law Dorothy (Jack) Webb. She was predeceased by R.C. Pulfer, her father-in-law, Arnold and Mary Pulfer, and Beryl McConachie. The Pulfer family farmed together, played together and celebrated together over many years. She passed on her values of satisfaction in a job well done, by working hard, both in the house and on the farm. She and Max lived on the family farm until 1974, retiring to Maple Drive in Weyburn. They enjoyed an all too brief retirement together. Upon his death, she reached out to make a meaningful life. Vernie was a life long supporter of the Weyburn community, keeping in touch with friends and family when their lives took them in other directions. She delighted in keeping up with all the events in Weyburn, considering it the centre of the universe, giving tours of Weyburn sights to anyone who came to visit. Although she enjoyed traveling to other locales, she always was glad to be home. She gave freely of her time, through the Weyburn Agriculture Society, West Weyburn Women's Institute, Queen Elizabeth Home and School, and Grace United Church Board and United Church Women. Whether she lived on the farm or in town, the coffee pot and a stash of baking was always on hand for visitors. Her friendliness and interest in people let everyone feel at ease and made sure no one was forgotten. She took great pride in planning events including a school reunion (Little Rock), the farm centennial (1998), family weddings and birthdays, church teas and ladies luncheons. A celebration of her life was held on Tuesday December 19, at 2:00 p.m. in Grace United Church, Weyburn. Rev. Hazel Arbon was officiant. Donations in her memory can be made to Sun Country Health Region Palliative Care, Box 2003, Weyburn, Sask. S4H 2Z9 or to Grace United Church Memorial Fund, 210 3rd Street NE, Weyburn, Sask, S4H 0W6. 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"
Richard "Wayne" Probe, loving husband of Betty Probe of Regina. Wayne was born October 1, 1936 in Weyburn. He was loved by everyone he met. Wayne was a loving, caring husband, father and grandfather. He moved to Regina in the late 1950's where he raised three boys: Chris, who passed away in 1987, Michael (Debbie) of Regina, and Drs Leonard (Christine) Probe of Mantua, NJ. Wayne was called Grandpa and was a great friend and leader for his four grandchildren: Greg and Ryan Probe of Regina, and Jonathan and Jennifer Probe of Mantua, NJ, all who loved him very much. He was a devoted man who cherished family and friends and above all else touched the lives of many people around the globe. He passed on December 19, 2006 surrounded by his family who bid him farewell on his journey through eternity. He was predeceased by his parents John and Ivy of Weyburn, father-in-law Ossie Fisk and brother-in-law Charles (Chuck) Fisk. Wayne is survived by his mother-in-law Thelma Fisk of Kelowna, BC; sister Linda (Bill) Ferguson of Weyburn; and Doug (Bonnie) Probe of Weyburn. A funeral service was held Saturday, December 23, at 2:00 p.m. at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK. Interment followed at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Regina Palliative Care Inc., 4F-4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 1A5. To sign an online book of condolence visit www.regina-memorial.ca. We will never forget you Wayne, we love you dearly, God bless you. Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.
Vivian Viola Olson
Vivian Viola Olson, born April 7, 1917 at Maxim, passed away December 14, 2006 at Weyburn, at the age of 89 years. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Beulah Kinna; step father, Harry; husband Joseph; brother, Kenneth Kinna; sister-in-law, Gertie Mann; daughter-in-law, Irene Olson; sons-in-law, Albert Jorde and Orville Bendickson; granddaughter Lynn Krantz; infant grandson Paul LaCoste; great grandson Brenton Fehr. Vivian is survived by her children: Myrna (Gilbert) Krantz, Saskatoon, Dale (Joanne) Olson, Indian Head, Delores Jorde, Weyburn, Bonnie (Ernie) Pokletar, McTaggart, Kenneth (Louise) Olson, Moose Jaw, Judy (Zyg) Siwy, Weyburn, Lynda (Rodney) Johnson, Oungre, Ivan (Marlene) Olson, McTaggart; 27 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren plus many great great grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews. Vivian received an elementary school education. She married her husband Joseph on April 25, 1936. She then took over the role as homemaker. She enjoyed reading, knitting and crocheting and loved her word find books. Listening to Christian music, gardening and singing was also a favorite pastime. Her great love was her Lord and her family. During her six years of living at Legion Towers she made many close friends. The funeral service for Vivian Olson was held on Monday, December 18, at 2:00 p.m. at Silver Heights Bible Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Randy Harriman and Mr. Norman Bonk Officiating. Active pallbearers were her grandsons; Joe Olson, Rob Johnson, Deven Siwy, Rick Olson, Calvin LaCoste, Armand LaCoste. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations in memory of Vivian may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of SK. 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"
Ernest Henry Dechant
On Monday, December 11, 2006, Ernest Henry Dechant, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 85 years. Ernest was predeceased by his parents, Reinheld and Hilda Dechant and by brothers, Arthur, Carl and Walter Dechant. Ernest will be lovingly remembered by his brothers, Ralph and Clifford Dechant and his sister, Grace Dechant, all of Weyburn, as well as by many relatives and friends. Ernest Henry Dechant was born on the home farm near Colfax, the third of seven children born to Reinheld and Hilda Dechant. His formal education was received at the Diamond School. After his formal education, Ernie worked on a neighbor's farm, Allan McIver. Then Ernie began farming with his brother, Ralph. They had a mixed farm, as most were at that time. When his parents passed away, his brother, Art joined with them in the farming. As busy as farming can be, they did do some custom combining, since they owned their own machinery. Ernie was an avid curler, curling in Colfax and Francis. Of course, the beginning would have been on natural ice, which made it much more difficult. He was also a member of the Lutheran Church in Francis, and helped to build the church and parsonage. He also enjoyed singing in the choir. Ernie moved into Weyburn, at first farming in the summers, then totally retiring from farming. He became a strong supporter of the Weyburn Red Wings, always getting his tickets early. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all he knew and loved. A Memorial Service was held Friday, December 15, at 11:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. A tribute was given by Myrna McIver. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Interment at a later date in Regina Memorial Gardens. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in his memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd, Weyburn. (842-5432)
Evelyn Clarice Dickinson
Evelyn Clarice Dickinson, late of Weyburn, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2006 at the age of 96 years. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents: Carson and Ellen Christopherson; her husband Donald Frederick Dickinson; twin daughters: Mary and Marion; son Donald Albert Dickinson and a son-in-law Geoff Haddon. Evelyn is survived by her daughters: Arline (Howard) Peterson, Edmonton, AB, Sharon (Roger) Brady, Weyburn and Deby Haddon (Frank) Calgary, AB; her grandchildren: Dawna (Dale), Joedy (Kevin), Donald (Carol), Kim (Andria), Scott (Cheryl), Cindy (Craig), Christine (Jordan) and Jennifer (Jim); 14 great grandchildren; brother, Bud (Irene) Christopherson, Weyburn, sister-in-law Myrtle Dickinson, Weyburn; sisters: Gladys McNaught, Yellow Grass, Edith Stinson, Radville, Peggy (Galen) Van De Sype, Radville as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Evelyn was born at Trossachs on September 10, 1910, to Carson and Ellen (Overby) Christopherson. She attended school until the 8th grade. Evelyn married Donald Fred Dickinson on March 5, 1928. Her occupation then became that of wife and mother and eventually grandmother and great grandmother. Evelyn enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, bowling, knitting and embroidery. She also loved to the play the piano, which was done by memory. The funeral service for Evelyn Clarice Dickinson was held on Thursday, December 21, at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. The active pallbearers were: Kevin Wallin, Kim Brady, Scott Brady, Craig Mack, Lowell Peterson and Glen Branning. Internment was at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. For family and friends so wishing, donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society or The Heart and Stroke Fund of Saskatchewan. 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"
(August 10, 1916 - September 8, 2006)
On September 8, 2006, Margaret Tuba passed away at the age of ninety. Margaret was pre-deceased by her parents (Steve and Ethel Nagy) and her siblings (Steve, Joseph, Michael, Gabriel, Martin, Frank, Leonard, Rose Jensen and Ethel Hagedash). She was also pre-deceased by her husband, Gabriel Tarr and his siblings, Michael, Charlie, Steve, Joseph, William, Louise Tuba and Julia Papp. She was pre-deceased by Joseph (senior) and Rose Tuba. She also outlived her son-in-law Frank Reitze, grandson-in-law, Bill Griffiths, grandson, Michael Rebrinsky, and numerous nephews and nieces. She leaves to mourn her husband, Joseph Tuba and his three brothers (Charlie, Albert, and George) and one sister (Annie) and their families (Charlie's two daughters, Albert's two sons-David and Alfred and two daughters, and Annie's five sons-Thor, Doogie, Lenny, Kenny and Bobby) which Margaret called her "Extended Family." She also leaves to mourn her two brothers, Sidney Nagy from Arnes, MB and Louis Nagy from Arborg, MB and family (Dean, Bernard, Bradshaw, and Darlene Dudar) and one sister, Helen Paczay from Waterford, ON and family (Edwin, Margaret, Albert, Wilford, and Irene Van Hove). She leaves to mourn her daughter, Rose Reitze and her family: Donny (Janet) Reitze from Red Deer, AB and family: Natasha, Andrew, and Julie Olivia; Judy Griffiths (Mark Borys) from Calgary and family: Tammy (Kevin) Milne from Regina and Ammie (Ernie) Parrisien from Weyburn and two great great-grandsons, Nathaneal and Ousten. She also leaves to mourn her daughter, Margaret (Jim) Rebrinsky and their family: Ken (Dorothy) Rebrinsky and their children: Ryan (Mandi), Alysse and Leah; Kelly (Sandra) Rebrinsky and their children: Morgan, Delaney, Chelsea and one great great grandson, Bly; Michael Rebrinsky (Pre-Deceased) and children: Cory Rebrinsky and Jennifer Fohr; Mark (Brenda Griffin) Rebrinsky and family: Elizabeth, Nicole, and Veronica; Rhonda (Darrin) Walbaum; and Rebecca (Lorin) Bowerin. In 1903, Canada passed an Immigration Law, which allowed people from other countries to come and settle the West. A couple, named Steve and Ethel Nagy and their five small children from Budapest, Hungary came over and settled in Esterhazy. When they arrived it was to "nothing". So they turned a grain wagon upside down and lived under the wagon for five months. The family kept growing and on August 10, 1916, Margaret was born in Aldina, right into the middle of World War One and the changing world. She was the third youngest of fifteen children. When she was one and a half years old, she was given to an older couple by the name of Joseph and Susan Vargo. They had a friend called Louis Varga, who helped raise Margaret. She was in contact with so many different religions (her parents - Pentecostal, Joe and Susan - Roman Catholic, Louis Varga - Baptist) that set her goal on finding Jehovah God, who was mentioned in the bible. In 1933, at the age of seventeen, she felt she found him when she received the book called "The Harp of God." She memorized the ten lessons it taught about the Kingdom, Creation, and the Restoration of Peace on Earth. The Dirty Thirties struck and the going was tough. In the midst of the thirties, another religion entered her life. On September 26, 1936, she was married to Gabriel Tarr in a Presbyterian Ceremony. They struggled to make a living on the farm in the Kennedy area. But after the girls, Rose and Margaret were born; they moved to Arnes, MB and lived on a farm until 1946. Then they moved to Gimili, MB where for the second time in her life she touched her goal of getting to know her God, Jehovah. At the age of 30, the Red River flooded Winnipeg and parts of the city were evacuated. As a result a little lady was billeted into Margaret's home in Gimili. She was one of the "Anointed" and read the bible daily. Then she would share what she learned with Margaret. She stayed with them for five years. Her name was Elizabeth Kular. In 1947, Margaret signed a plebiscite against the persecution of minority groups and Jehovah's Witnessed in Canada. This helped to protect those people from harm. In 1950, Gabriel and Margaret moved to Weyburn. In 1953, she was offered a bible study by Omar Leidalh. It lasted three months and then was stopped because of family opposition. In 1966, Gabriel passed away. After Gabriel died the Tarr family came to her side and supported her in many ways. She then decided to move to Langbank to look after her aging aunt, uncle and cousins. There she became associated with the Langbank congregation. Then in 1971, she was baptized. She left Langbank and went to Riverton, MB to help her friends, Annie, Joseph (senior), and Joseph (junior) Tuba. On July 20, 1972, she married Joseph Tuba and they celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary this past July. Through the 34 years, Margaret and Joe lived happily on the farm near Riverton, MB where they raised and nurtured many of Jehovah God's animals. Joe and Margaret would drive to Arborg, MB, to attend meetings and when pain and age got in the way the meetings were brought into their home via the telephone system. Through the years, they always welcomed everyone into their home. Margaret was kind, gentle, and loved people and all of God's Creations. She will be truly missed. A Memorial Service for Margaret Marion Tuba was held on Tuesday, September 12 at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Mr. Arnold Kozak Officiating. All in Attendance were Honorary Pallbearers. Interment will follow at a later date. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Margaret to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnessed, Box 1174, Weyburn, SK S4H 2L5 Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK (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"
Joseph "Peter" Diemert
Joseph "Peter" Diemert passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at Vanderhoof, BC at the age of 82 years. Peter was born September 4, 1924 in Pangman. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter Paul and Margaret Diemert, also several half brothers and sisters, Edward Diemert, Louis Diemert, Pauline Lilley, Jerome Diemert (died at birth), Philip Lavigne, Ida Brydges, Isabelle Cassin and Lauretta Warnke. He is survived by his wife, Chizuka, Vanderhoof, BC, his brother John Diemert, Weyburn, his half sister, Helen Diemert, Regina, and several nieces and nephews. After spending three and a half years in the navy, Peter finished his university degree and became a teacher in Vanderhoof, BC. He later became Superintendent of Schools in northern BC. On August 6, 1966 he married Chizuko Furuya. Pete and Chiz traveled round the world twice and went on many boat cruises and other trips. When Kim Campbell was running for prime minister, she phoned Pete to come and help her get elected. A memorial service was held in Vanderhoof on September 12. Interment to follow at a later date.
John Aaron Allan
On Wednesday, August 2, 2006, John Aaron Allan, late of Creelman, passed away at the age of 50 years. John was predeceased by his father, Andrew Allan (1991), brother-in-law, Bill Horner (1988) and nephew, Warren Wilson (1989). John will be lovingly remembered by his family: mother, Kathryn of Creelman, very special friend, Kari Ward of Creelman, his siblings: May Allan of Arcola and her children, Kent (Lisa) and son Jordan, and Marcy Kalberg (Josh) and their father, Ken; June Allan of Regina and her children, Barry (Laura) and Falynn Wilson and their father, Don; Sylvia (Tom) Herriman of Airdrie and their children, Stacey (Jason), Will and daughter Kaylyne, Kayd, Rob, Jeremy and Elissa (Scott) and son Evan; Warren (Susan) Allan of Creelman and their children, Chelsea, Kayla and Shantal; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. John Aaron Allan was born July 24, 1956 in the Fillmore Hospital, Fillmore. He took his schooling at Creelman school, and followed in the footsteps of his father and became a Jack of all trades, farming with his brother and father on the family farm all his life. John enjoyed curling, fishing, and socializing with friends and family. He always helped his father with the threshing bees. John won several trophies for curling and received appreciation awards for helping with hockey. He worked on several community projects, helping with the building of the new rink and the addition to the hall, and was always involved with the fair parade, etc. John was thoughtful, kind and caring of family and friends. He believed in treating others as you would like to be treated. He will be missed by all he knew and loved. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, August 9 at 2:00 P.M. from Creelman United Church, Creelman with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment will be at a later date. All who shared in John's Life were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were: Gerald Swanson, Larry Allan, Pat Farrell, Merv MacDonald, Jerry Kohorst, Allan Carnegie, Gabe Keen and Allen Gottfried. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Regina Food For Learning, in John's memory, c/o Shirley Anslow, Box 150, Creelman, SK S0G 0X0. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn & Stoughton, Sask. 842-5432 & 457-2566.
Alice C. Carlson
In loving memory of Alice C. Carlson, age 85 years, Nov. 23, 1920-Sept. 10, 2006. On a wintery November day in 1920 a baby girl was born (Alice Clara Holtz). Grandma had two sisters: Hilda and Margaret and three brothers: Norman, Bill and Arnold. They were raised on a farm near Huntoon. At a young age grandma left her schooling to help care for her youngest sister, Margie, who was disabled. This care was on-going until grandma became a young woman and was ready to make a home of her own. Grandma was very close to her sister and shortly after she left home, Margie passed away. Grandma loved and missed her little sister. On June 11, 1943 grandma married the love of her life, Edward Carlson, of Midale. Their first home became Weyburn where grandpa was employed for Burges Butcher Shop. Soon after their first child was born, a baby girl, Jane. They soon moved to Midale and over the years seven more children would follow: Anne, Gary, George, Tim, Randy, Kim and Sandra. Times were hard for this family, but grandma worked hard and sacrificed much to raise her family. Grandma was an honest, dependable, hard working and most of all a loving person. She would have given you the shirt off her back or the last $5.00 in her pocket and expected nothing in return. Grandma worked hard as a caregiver long before Home Care was even a profession. She later looked after the town rest rooms, and various other jobs to earn a dollar, while also caring for her two elderly parents. In the later years she retired from these jobs and it was then she was able to enjoy her fast growing family. By this time she had 18 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Grandma had a number of obstacles yet to climb on life's journey. On October 28, 1978, she was soon to mourn the loss of her son Randy. Only a few short years later she was stricken with grief once again with the loss of her husband on May 8, 1983. In 1984 grandma had a stroke, which she fully recovered from by sheer determination. A few years later she would have a battle with cancer that attacked her thyroid, but grandma determined as she was to kick that one too. Then once again she would mourn the loss of a child when her son Gary passed away in May 2001. Grandma enjoyed many hobbies; one that catches everyone's mind was her love for puzzles. She was an avid and faithful Blue Jays fan. She could talk about all the players, and she would never miss a game on TV. Grandma loved the simple things in life; like her little garden, the birds at the feeder, all her pretty flowers around the house and simple conversation with family and friends. The modern technology was not always on grandma's side, as this confused her and sometimes her terminology was mixed up a bit. When grandma was flipping through the channels on the dish, where most of us would say we were "channel surfing," Grandma would say she was "surfing the net." One time I recall like yesterday, on our way to Regina, Dad had kicked the cruise control on and the car sped up just a bit, Grandma said, "Oh your car has turbo boost." Too many TV nights with old Knightrider & Kit the car, and when she heard something about Alzheimer's, grandma faithfully and honestly called it "Old Timers." On Saturday, September 9, 2006, Grandma celebrated an early birthday party. To see grandma at near 86 years young clapping her hands and tapping her foot to good old Don Williams, and then before leaving to go home for the night, grandma gave us all a speech and a special thanks for coming as she walked home as spry as ever. September 10, 2006, that very next day she was off to Halbrite to visit her daughter. She talked non-stop about her party the night before. On the way home with her grandson Brent, would be a stop at Rosie's for supper, and a few short life moments later she would find herself in cardiac arrest and later passed away on her ride to Estevan. We are all the branches of grandma that made her journey here complete. Grandma you have now gotten where you were going. We all love you deeply and will miss you dearly. Interment was held at Westphalia Cemetery, Midale, with Captain Raelene Russell officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn.