May Viola Rasmussen
It is with great sadness that the family of May Rasmussen announces her passing on Sunday, September 17, 2006. May passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Radville Marian Health Centre. May was predeceased by her parents Edmond and Mabel Labatte; her first husband Milo Bringedahl (in 1961); a brother-in-law Henry Pohle and a sister-in-law Bernice Labatte. She leaves to mourn her husband of 43 years Vagn Rasmussen; her five children: Donna Mae (Conrad) Frischholz and their children, Gaylen, Cordel (Kimberly), Crystal (Brad) and their children, Kyler, Carter, Ava and Tanis (special friend Francois), Wendy Lou (Wayne) Fladeland and their children, Delyle (Lisa) and their son Dawson, Clinton (special friend Mindy) and Louelle, Brenda Lee (Barry) Labatte and their children, Lynlee (Hayley) and their son Brodyn, Janalee (Tim) and their daughter Emry, Torrie Laine (Tracy) Bringedahl and their children, Karson, Evan and Connor, Perry Van (Leslie) Rasmussen and children, Adam, Jaimee-Leigh (Tom) and their daughter Mitayah and Kayla (Chad); one brother Wilfred (Lois) Labatte; one sister Marion Pohle as well as numerous nieces and nephews. At May's request, no funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Radville Marian Health Centre, EMS. A special thank you to Dr. Oberholzer and the nursing staff for the wonderful and compassionate care given to May and her family. Thank you to RD Family Funeral Chapel for their services. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn (848-0333 or 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"
Florence Margaret Hockley
December 27, 1920 - September 15, 2006
Florence Margaret Hockley, late of Weyburn, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2006 at the age of 85 years. Florence was predeceased by her parents: John and Mary Hyer; her husband, Reginald; two brothers: Fred and Floyd Hyer; five brothers-in-law: Raymond, Frank and Norman Hockley, Tony Kronberger and Dick Roth; three sisters-in-law: Irene Westman, Willa Hockley and Elsie Hyer; and a great-grandson, Mathew Gibbons She is lovingly remembered by her family, Dale Hockley, Weyburn, Joan (Joe) Whitrow, Yellow Grass, Garry (Myrna) Hockley, Regina and Elizabeth (Don) Barmby, Weyburn, 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; three sisters: Katherine Kronberger, Lang, Anne Roth, Fairfield, Iowa and Hazel (Pudge) Ralston, Regina; three sisters-in-law: Lily Hockley, Weyburn; Beth Hockley, Yellow Grass and Ida Hockley, Regina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Florence was a hard working and friendly lady. She lived and worked on a farm for many years. In the 50's in the village of Lang she took over as telephone operator until Sask Tel became centralized. She also took on the job of town administrator in the 60's until retirement in 1990. She was a traveler, shopper and volunteer. Florence visited the N.W.T., England, Europe, Arizona, New Zealand and toured the States and Canada. She loved to get in her car and go shopping or just go for a drive in the country or go visit an old friend. She belonged to the Folklore Society and saw many heritage places in Saskatchewan. Florence liked doing many different crafts - crochet doilies, petit point (she made beautiful flowered pictures) made decorations out of plastic and made 22 afghans that she gave away to family and friends. She belonged to a Bridge Club, was on the United Church board and a member of The Sunshine Club. She moved to Legion Towers in 2002 and then to Souris Valley in 2004. She was then moved to the new facility Tatagwa in the spring of 2005. She kept her humor until the very end. The Service of Remembrance for Florence M. Hockley was held on Wednesday, September 20, at 2:00 p.m. at Lang United Church, with Rev. Kevin Johnston officiating. Interment followed at Lang Cemetery.
For family and friends so wishing, donations in memory of Florence may be made to the Canadian Addison Society, 193 Elgin Ave. West, Goderich, On N7A 2E7 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"
Edna Beatrice Sweeney was born June 19, 1904 in Cooperstown, North Dakota, to Silas and Martha Black. She was the youngest daughter in a family of eleven children. In 1910, Edna's father purchased a homestead in the Glasnevin district. Edna attended the Glasnevin School and later the school in Ogema. She married Joe Sweeney in Ogema in 1924. They had a mixed farm north of Horizon. Joe and Edna raised a family of seven children. Edna enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading and music. Joe and Edna retired from farming in 1965 and bought a home in Bengough. Edna lost her husband in 1976 and continued to live in her house until 2000. She then moved to The Heritage Villa and lived there until shortly before her passing. Edna started to write poetry in her later years and continued to enjoy her music. She enjoyed entertaining the residents at The Heritage Villa and the Sun Country Health Centre by playing her violin. Edna passed away September 10th, 2006 at age 102 in the Bengough Health Centre. Edna is survived by her children: Marjory Hollingshead of Arcola, Beatrice (Jim) Hollingshead of Cold Lake, AB, Robert (Sharon) of Regina, Ronald of Bengough, Ileen Yates of Weyburn; two very special friends Gwen Roberts and Ernie Schenher; 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren, one sister-in-law Ella Black of Bengough and several nieces and nephews. Edna was predeceased by her parents Silas and Martha (Ellingson) Black, her husband Joseph Sweeney, son Clayton, daughter Cleo Afterchuck, daughter-in-law Eleanor (Dinwoodie) Sweeney, son-in-law Glenn Hollingshead, her brothers and sisters and several nieces and nephews. Edna's funeral service was held in Knox United Church, Bengough, on Saturday, September 16 at 2:00 pm. Reverend Teresa Burnett-Cole officiated. Two music selections were provided by George McKay, of Bengough, on the violin accompanied by Alfie Leonard, of Ogema, on the guitar. Hymns were sung by the United Church Choir. Jean Little, of Bengough, was the organist. The eulogy was given by grandson Brad Sweeney of Yorkton. Pallbearers were grandsons Gene Hollingshead, Bill Mitchell, Tim Hollingshead, Trevor Sweeney, Jim Hollingshead and Joe Yates. Interment followed in the Bengough Cemetery. Donations in Memory of Edna can be made to the Knox United Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements were entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, www.rossfuneralservice.com
Lloyd Melvin Jestin
Lloyd Melvin Jestin, late of Weyburn, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2006 at the age of 78 years. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Rose Jestin; his wife, Edna in 1990; his brothers, Wilbert and Edward; granddaughter, Anita Bauche; grandsons, Dennis and Terry Hill; and great grandson Kayn Wilkinson. Lloyd is survived by his son, Darryl, Weyburn; his daughters, Lorraine Degenhardt, Regina; Jacquelyn (Glen) Bevill, Fishing Lake; Beverly (Wayne) Hill, Estevan; Valerie (Marcel) Bauche, Weyburn; and Sharon Jestin, Regina; granddaughters, Shannon (Robert) Skinner, Regina and Tina (Aaron) Ward, Milestone; step-granddaughter: Michelle (Ryan) Bonar, Yorkton; grandsons: Shawn, Nathan, Michael, and Jonathan Bauche, Regina and Scott Hill, Estevan; step-grandson: Patrick Bevill, Saskatoon; great granddaughters: Kylie Skinner and Taylor Ward; step great granddaughter: Kimberly Bonar; step great grandson: Karston Bonar; sisters: Dorothy Hill and Evelyn Stuart, Weyburn; brother: Ken (Barbara) Jestin, Toronto, ON; sisters-in-law: Jannie Swinnerton, Vernon, BC, Irene McAvena, Regina and Emily McAvena, Regina; brother-in-law, Leonard (Della) McAvena, Regina and numerous nephews and nieces. Lloyd was born to Albert and Rose Jestin on the Heward farm on February 20, 1928. He attended the one-room school of West Heward. The family later moved into Heward and he attended school there. Lloyd married Edna McAvena November 14, 1952. They farmed in the Heward area for a number of years, during which time they had the first four of their children. Dad then moved to the Tribune area where he worked as an elevator agent. The family alternated between Weyburn and McTaggart for a couple of years and finally settled in Weyburn in 1963 when Dad began work at the Co-op Lumber Yard. He also did various carpentry work in Weyburn and area. Lloyd and Edna's two youngest daughters were born around this time. He worked as a letter carrier at the Weyburn Post Office for 15 years before becoming a postal carrier supervisor, a position he held for 11 years before retiring in 1992. Lloyd enjoyed dancing, visiting, driving and riding horses, and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. The funeral service for Lloyd Melvin Jestin was held on Friday, September 22, at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were Michael Stuart, Michael Bocian, Vlad Bocian, Mark Hill, Jesse Jacob and Erin Jacob. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations in memory of Lloyd may be made to a Charity of Choice. 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"
Kathleen "Kae" Sebok (nee Dean) late of Weyburn, passed away September 13, 2006 at the age of 92. She was predeceased by her husband Paul in 1993, five sisters, six brothers and all of her Sebok in-laws. Kae leaves to mourn her daughter, Paula (Stan) Runne of Weyburn; granddaughters: Lisa (Fred) Adams of Las Vegas, NV and Andrea Runne (Corey Fortner) of Regina; great grandchildren: Matthew and Caitlin Rose, Sean and Kyle Adams; sister Helen (Gus) Wingert of Regina, as well as cherished nieces and nephews. Kae (known to friends and family as "Dearie") and Paul owned and operated Vanity Dry Cleaners in Weyburn for 36 years before retiring. Loving, kind, caring and giving are a few words that could be used to describe Dearie, but she also had a deep inner strength which allowed her to be determined, proud, hard working and certainly, independent. Her lifelong belief and practice of putting God and family first are a testament to the Christian upbringing and heritage that she received from her parents. A memorial service was held Tuesday, September 19 at the Calvary Baptist Church. Honourary pallbearers were the staff and residents of Eden Homes, Weyburn. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kae may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn (848-0333). If so desired, expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to their website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com. From the Runne family: Six months ago, we found our world turned upside down with Paula's aneurysm and stroke and then news of Grandma's illness. Our family would like to thank the various churches in Weyburn for their prayers for Paula's recovery. We also thank our friends and family for the constant love and support we felt and for their help with Grandma during her stay in Eden Homes. We cannot possibly mention everyone because it includes Paula and Stan's friends, Paula's family, Stan's family, neighbors, the church family, and the community - everyone contributed in some way and for that we are grateful. We are humbled by your kindness. Thanks to all who were able to attend the service, to remember and to celebrate her life - a life well lived. We love you Grandma and we'll miss youthankfully, God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
On September 24, 2006 Marjorie Eva Hagen passed away at the Bengough Health Centre, Bengough. Marjorie was born on October 24, 1918 in the Harptree District. She was the ninth child of a family of 13 born to William and Isabella Start on their homestead. On November 25, 1942, at the home of her parents, she married Emery Lawrence Hagen with George Ashby officiating. Early married life for Marjorie and Emery began on the Whitelaw Ranch in the Big Muddy Valley south of Harptree until the opportunity occurred in 1944 for them to take over the Start family farm. Hard work and determination, strong family and community commitments and a love of the land formed the basis for the raising of their family. Each of these virtues became the corner stones in what they strived to ensure was passed onto their children and grandchildren. This lady with the gentle soul and resolve to see tasks completed never wavered in her determination to instill everyday Christian ethics in her children, and for this we the descendants are forever grateful. Marjorie and Emery retired from the farm in 1977 and moved to Weyburn where Marjorie pursued many interests including her horticultural love of flowers, fruit trees and gardening, in addition to her commitment to family history research. In 1998 Marjorie and Emery returned to Bengough to be closer to family and in 2001 with declining health they moved into the Bengough Health Centre. Marjorie and Emery shared 60 years of marriage, six children, 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Marjorie is survived by: Dianne Midgett, Wade, Todd, Carolyn (Rodney) and Emily Boersma; Linda Hagen, Christine (Rob) Owen and Jordan, Kristopher (Joni), Kaleb and Bree; Gordon (Jackie) Hagen, Adrienne, Lisa and Erica; Donna (Roger) Corbeil, Cory (Michelle) Warken, Cassidy and Dylan; Ken (Ann) Hagen, Blake, Faith and Cole; Rick and Jill. She is also survived by sister Myrtle Anderson of Edmonton and brother Jim (Edna) Start of Saskatoon. She was predeceased by her husband Emery in 2003, sons Raymond in 1970, Keith in 2005 and son-in-law Butch Midgett in 2005. Church of Christ funeral service for Marjorie was held at Knox United Church, Bengough, on Wednesday, September 27, at 1:00 pm. Mr. Wendell Bailey officiated. Honorary pallbearers were 'all the care providers of the Bengough Health Care Centre'. Pallbearers were: Blake Hagen, Rick Hagen, Kristopher Hagen, Cory Warken, Dave Ashby, and Barry Kemp. Scripture readers were Erica Hagen, Adrienne Hagen, and Christine Owen. Tribute to Marjorie was given by Harold Bradish. Music ministry was led by Mark Giraudier and Lenny Giraudier. Donations in memory of Marjorie can be made to the Bengough Health Centre Auxiliary. Following the funeral service, everyone was invited for lunch and conversation in the Bengough Community Centre. Interment followed in the Clearview Cemetery, Harptree. Arrangements were entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan.
Patrick Joseph Eddy
Patrick Joseph Eddy of Sundre, AB passed away at the Olds Hospital, Olds, AB on September 30, 2006 at the age of 63 years. Pat was born on March 16, 1943, on a farm 1-1/2 miles south of Ratcliffe to James Joseph Eddy and Myrtle (Hazel) Eddy. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Pat leaves to mourn his wife Myrna; three sons Darwin (Tammy) Eddy of Calgary, AB, Nevin (Liana) Eddy of Sundre, AB, and Brett (Laura) Eddy of Sundre; one daughter Corina (Cameron) Bowman of Fox Creek, AB; as well as Pat's pride and joy, his seven grandchildren, Jessica, Rebecca, Selena, Colton, Chelsea, Katlyn and Karissa; his stepmother Ellen Eddy of Weyburn; four brothers, Marvin (Betty) Eddy of Halbrite, Lyle (Phyllis) Eddy of Calgary, AB, Neil (Diane) Eddy of Weyburn, Ronald (Shirley) Eddy of Oungre, and four sisters, Marlene (Len) Stack of Weyburn, Carol Bloor of Crossfield, AB, Elaine (Terry) Frederick of Maxim, and Donna Kittleson of Bromhead. Pat also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Hazel Eddy; his brother Laverne Eddy; brothers-in-law Marvin Bloor and Donald Kittleson and sister-in-law Sylvia Eddy. Pat attended Round Grove School and was a member of the 4-H Grain and Garden Club. He worked on various farms and at the Estevan Husky gas station. At that time he started working in construction which he has done for most of his life. Pat and Myrna were married on October 10, 1964 in Weyburn, where they lived for seven years. They moved on to Elkford, BC for 5-1/2 months, where Pat ran a caterpillar on the top of a mountain at a coal mine. From there, they moved to Calgary, AB where he worked for McDonald's Consolidated, had his own construction company and worked for Burnco. During that time Pat and Myrna purchased land in Westward Ho, AB, where Pat built their home, with help. He moved to Westward Ho in 1993 and began working for Al Saunders Contracting for nearly nine years running caterpillar. Pat loved being outdoors, and working around the acreage. He has left us all with many reminders of him. Funeral service was held Wednesday, October 4, at 1:00 pm at the McDougal Flats Missionary Church in Sundre, AB with Pastor Richard McInnes officiating. Interment followed at the Sundre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Pat's name to the Sundre Church of the Nazarene Building Fund. Condolences to the family may be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapels.
com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapels, Olds, AB. Phone 556-3223. Proudly serving our community for over 40 years.
Margaret Mary Olah
On Wednesday, October 4, 2006, Margaret Mary Olah passed away at the Regina Pasqua Hospital. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Elizabeth and Joseph Olah; one sister, Elizabeth Polgardi; one brother, Joseph Jr. in infancy. Margaret is survived by her sister, Helen West of Victoria, BC; one brother, Don Olah of Weyburn; and many nieces and nephews. Margaret Mary Olah was born and attended school in Weyburn. She then took a dental assistant course in Regina and was employed with Dr. Fogal, at the Radville Marian Home and then with Dr. Dufour. In her early years Marg enjoyed skating. She was a great sister and a strong family person, devoting many years of her life to caring for her parents. She lived in Weyburn most of her life and enjoyed going for coffee with her friends and family. She will be sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Funeral service was held Friday, October 6, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Wayne Satre, Dallas Tenold, Don Schlosser, Warren Rothwell, Sandy Sanderson and Phil Babiarz. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Margaret to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)
Edna Josephine Mack
Edna Josephine Mack (nee McQuary), born on April 5, 1914, in Marceline, Missouri, died at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility, Weyburn, September 28, 2006. She was the third of nine children; her siblings, Olive Brideau, Al McQuary, Ernie McQuary, Beth Ellis and Ruth Batute predeceased her. Her husband, Marty Marck died in 1996. She was also predeceased by an infant daughter, Lois, and an infant grandson, John Thomas Kittelson, and son-in-law, Ken Culbertson. She leaves many family members and friends to remember her: her brothers: Rollie McQuary and wife Pearl; Delbert McQuary and his wife Iona; Erle McQuary and his wife Joan; many nieces and nephews and their respective families, many of whom live in BC; daughter, Shirlee Culbertson of Weyburn and her children: Brian (wife June), son Jeffrey of Edmonton, AB; Diane, son Michael of Weyburn; Allan (wife Susan), daughter Erika of Weyburn; Tommy (wife Dora) and children: Nancy, Kenny, Tiffany of Halbrite; Jodi (husband Richard Mitchell) and children Jamie and Shane of Weyburn. Her eldest son, Ron Kittelson, his wife Yvonne Paulhus-Kittelson of Weyburn, Ron's children: Susan and her husband Marlin Maas their children Christopher and Meaghan of Weyburn; Brenda (Brad Ashworth) and their children Jennifer (Mike Szczecinski), Sydney, Dawson and Karter Ashworth and great grandchild Vladamir Szczecinski of Weyburn, and Gail (Clayton Blair) of Calgary, AB. Son, Larry Kittelson and his wife Dorothy of Saskatoon their children: Karen (husband Brian Dunham) their children Megan and Craig of North Weyburn; Tannis (her husband Travis Martfeld) and her sons Dallen and Andrew Kittelson of Saskatoon; and son Rick of Saskatoon. Son Dennis Kittelson and his wife Irma of Saskatoon. Son Marv Kittelson and his partner Connie of Weyburn; his children Margo and her husband Randy Carr and their children Jake and Gabe of Winnipeg, and his son Murray and his wife Brandi of Melville. Edna was laid to rest with her husband Marty in the Columbarium at Hillcrest Cemetery in Weyburn on Tuesday, October 3. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
Glenda Jean McLeod
Glenda Jean McLeod, late of Tribune, passed away suddenly September 28, 2006 at the age of 63 after a brief battle against leukemia. She was predeceased by her parents, Glen and Vesta Linton; her husband, Gordon McLeod; a daughter, Lana Jean McLeod; her in-laws, John and Minnie McLeod; brother-in-law Harry Fernell. She is survived by her children: Lance McLeod of Calgary, AB, Kevin McLeod of Colgate, and daughter Lori McLeod, Regina; three grandchildren: James, Ashley and Ajay; her sisters and brothers: Shirley (Clint) Andrews; Harvey (Myra) Linton; Gloria (Ernie) Kesslering; Elroy (Pat) Linton; Glen (Joyce) Linton, and Gail (Ed) Nistor; Garnet (Vicki) Linton; brother-in-law George (Marjorie) McLeod; two sisters-in-law, Gloria Fernell (Norman) and Grace (Cliff) Buchanan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends, Jerry (Delores) Herring and Meshell Sampson. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Glenda to the Canadian Cancer Society. A Service of Remembrance was held Monday, October 2, 2:00 pm at Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment was at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn.