February 9, 1918 - August 28, 2011
Mr. William “Bill” Kirkness, 93 years, of Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at his residence. Bill was born in the Lanigan District to James and Luella (Nee Mertz) Kirkness on February 9, 1918. He obtained his education at the Elmsville School. Bill loved the outdoors and spending time with animals out in the nature. He worked in the area helping farmers when needed and eventually purchased his own land. In the early 50’s Bill decided to follow his love of the out doors and moved to Westlock, AB and worked on a road construction crew. This allowed him to purchase a half section of land in the Manning area. It was very treed, but that didn’t discourage him, he was able to clear the land and began farming it. Bill then sold his land for his dream job working a trap line at Twin Lakes a life style he thoroughly enjoyed being outdoors surrounded by nature and animals. For a short period he was listed with the army and spent time in Dundurn and with the Artillery Camp in Shilo, MB. For the majority of his life he was blessed to have Ruby in his life his confidant and companion together they shared many happy times. After retirement Bill remained in North Star, AB until 2008 when he moved to Lanigan and lived with his sister Grace for seven months and then moved to Central Parkland Lodge. He adjusted well living in the lodge and cherished his visits from his special nieces, they kept each other on their toes with jokes and stories. Bill had a wonderful sense of humour that kept everyone in stitches. A free spirited person who loved to be alone but yet was everyone’s friend as he loved people equally as much. He loved to play the Harmonica and had many varieties of them and continued to entertain everyone right up to days before his passing. Bill will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his sister, Grace Leggott of Lanigan; nine nieces and nephews: Tom (Marg) Leggott of Regina, Luella (Don) Sather of Saskatoon, Isabel (Jim) Bowman of Guernsey, Irene (Ken) Briske of Jansen, Nancy (Ralph) Johnston of Martensville, Al (Dee) Leggott of Saskatoon, George (Carollynn) Leggott of Saskatoon and Lisa (Clark) Huard of Mayfair; niece-in-law Carole Leggott of Melville; and by numerous great nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his parents James and Luella Kirkness; brother and sister: Anson (Kay) Kirkness, Eva (Earl) Leggott; nephew John Leggott; brother-in-law Harold Leggott and by his companion Ruby Weir. A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. from Knox United Church Lanigan. Officiated by, Jeanette Warrian. Others taking part in the service were: organist Grace Strong, words of remembrance were shared by Isabel Bowman, Irene Briske and Carol Neugebauer. Obituary read by Lue Sather. Urn bearer Al Leggott. Honorary pallbearers were “All those who shared in Bill’s life”. Interment will follow at a later date at Manning, AB. Memorial donations in Bill’s memory may be directed to Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan. Many thanks to the staff at the lodge and hospital. Funeral arrangements have been directed to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME, Humboldt. 682-1622
March 8, 1930 – August 26, 2011
Mrs. Marian Burton, age 81 of St. Mary’s Villa Humboldt passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, August 26, 2011 with her husband at her side. Marian was born to Stephen and Josephine (nee Steffens) Kehrig on March 8, 1930 in the Bruno district the 7th child of a family of 12. She attended St. Quentin School to Grade 9. Her mother passed away at that time and Marian stayed home to help her father care for her siblings and tend to domestic duties. In 1950 Marian travelled to McHenry, Illinois to visit her aunt and uncle. While there she worked at the Admiral factory and later returned to Bruno. It was at a Church Youth Rally that she met the love of her life George Burton and within a short time George made his way back to Bruno to attend a dance where Marian and George danced through life together for 54 years as they were wed on October 29, 1956. They were blessed with four children. Marian was a very involved in her children’s activities, including being a 4-H leader. She always made sure her children challenged their minds by introducing them to a variety of groups especially visiting art exhibits. Marian always worked side by side with George and loved her life on the farm. She earned “Select Seed Grower” status along side with her husband, which supplemented their commercial grain operation. The family moved to Regina for five years, returning to the farm in 1981, where she took an active part. Marian loved being with people and was very active in many organizations such as: executive position with Humboldt and Regina CWL, Band Parents’ Association and Track and Field Association to name a few. Later in life she was very active with the Museum Board, Muenster Diocese Rural Life Committee, Social Justice Committee, St. Augustine Parish Choir, a founding board member of the Good Neighbor Store and she spent 15 years on the Board of Humboldt Co-op. Marian did find time to enjoy her flower gardens and would admire their beauty. We will miss Marian’s infectious smile that would light up a room when she entered it. Marian’s warm gentle, friendly caring personality will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 54 years George Burton of Humboldt; four children: Philip (Carla) Burton of Prince George, BC and children, Eric, Nicole Tashi, Gabrielle and Bart and their families; Peter Burton (Shelley Phipps) of Halifax and children, Stefan, Cameron, and Anna; Barbara Burton (Roger Foui) and children, Megan and Susan Burton (Rick Lowell) and children, Jackson and Alexandra all of Saskatoon; one sister and three brothers: Ben (Mary) Kehrig of Tisdale, Henry (Elizabeth) Kerhig of Prince Albert, Olga (Richard) Reineke of Humboldt and Gregor (Hermina) Kehrig of Bruno; four sisters-in-law: Mary Kehrig of Bjorkdale, Marie Kehrig of Tisdale, Lizette Kehrig and Mary Kehrig both of Saskatoon; one brother-in-law John (Zenny) Burton of Regina and numerous nieces and nephews. Marian was predeceased by her parents Stephen and Josephine Kehrig; one sister and six brothers Joseph, Arnold, Alois (Henrietta), Thekla Doetzel, Edwin, Werner and Francis. A Prayers Service was held on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. Presided by Nestor Trach. Others taking part in the service were organist Sr. Colette Kaller, scripture readers Ron Kehrig and Eileen Chuey, and eulogist Duane Guina. The Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Concelebrated by, Fr. Lawrence Demong O.S.B., Abbot Peter Novecosky O.S.B., Fr. Joe Ackerman O.S.B. and Fr. Ralph Kleiter. Others taking part in the service were: cross bearer Ruth Kehrig, scripture readers Arlene Pederson and Joan Kehrig, intentions Edna Dmyterko, gift bearers Olga Reineke and Ben Kehrig, and altar servers Ed Zintel and Leo Altrogge. An honor guard was formed by the Humboldt CWL. Honorary pallbearers were “All those who shared in Marian’s life”. Pallbearers were: Mark Kehrig, Lawrence Kehrig, Mitchell Kehrig, Don Kehrig, Leonard Kehrig and Paul Kehrig. Both services were held from St. Augustine R.C. Church Humboldt. Interment followed at St. Augustine R.C. Cemetery. Memorial Donations in Marian’s memory may be directed to St. Mary’s Villa Foundation Box 1743 Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0, Alzheimer Society Of Saskatchewan or Humboldt District Hospital Foundation (Spiritual Care Endowment Fund) Box 1740 Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt 682-1622.
November 25, 1930 - August 26, 2011
Mrs. Mary Hagen, age 80 of St. Mary’s Villa Humboldt passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, August 26, 2011. Mary was born on November 25, 1930 to Andrew and Mary (nee Rutchuck) Nicholat in the Fosston District. She took her education at Mallard School and then began working at the Wadena Bakery, a job she excelled in and little did she know this job would expand her talents as she raised eight children. On June 8 1952 she married Raymond Hagen. Together, they began a mixed farm on the land Raymond’s grandfather previously owned in the Rose Valley area. She was a very active partner in the day to day operations of the farm. Mary always made time for company and usually on a daily basis would have someone sitting at the kitchen table sharing stories. They were blessed with one daughter and seven sons, so needlessly to say she produced large vegetable and fruit gardens. These gardens were used for necessity and meditation where she would escape and enjoy some quiet spiritual times. Mary was a natural homemaker and taking on the role of domestic engineer came very easy. She loved to cook and that showed in her delicious dishes she would create that filled the house with wonderful aroma for the children to remember including the 48 loaves of bread she would bake on a weekly basis. Preparing the Ukrainian traditional meals for Christmas and Easter brought her much pleasure as her family would sit around the large table and enjoy her cooking. Mary was a very strong hard working woman who wasn’t afraid to get dirty, but when it was time to be seen in the public she always presented herself with elegance and beauty. She would make sure not a hair was out of place and her lipstick was on. In 1994 Raymond and Mary retired to Muenster where she continued to enjoy her domestic duties. Due to failing health Mary had to move to St. Mary’s Villa where she resided until her passing. Mary will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 59 years RAYMOND Hagen of Humboldt; eight children, 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren: Valerie (Gordon) Olynick of Quill Lake and family Falen (Greg) Nelson of Tisdale and Garett Olynick of Quill Lake; Dwight (Barbara) Hagen of Archerwill and family Darnell Hagen (Donna) and their children Ella and Freya of Saskatoon, Somer Wourms (Shawn) and children Warren, Austin and Kenton of Grayson, Lance Hagen (Courtney) of Saskatoon, Adriel Hagen (Alicia) of Muenster and Whitney Hagen (Brad) of Saskatoon; Elvis (Maryann Major) Hagen of Muenster and family Shannon Barth (Kevin) and children Callum, Hailey and Jackson of Brampton, ON, Cory Hagen of Saskatoon and sons Kyle and Tyler, Greg Hagen of Vancouver, BC Nicholas Hagen-Major and Christopher Hagen-Major both of Muenster; Gerry (Denise) Hagen of Saskatoon; Merlin (Angela) Hagen and daughter Savannah of Saskatoon; Lyle (Bernadette) Hagen and family Katelynn, Alyssa and Derek of Saskatoon; Curtis Hagen of Yellowknife, NWT and Nevin (Linda) Hagen and family Reese and Liam of Fort McMurray, AB; one sister Christine Fedirko of Saskatoon and sisters and brother-in-law Irene (Ken) Donald of Kelvington, Sagne (Larry) Hunter of San diego, CA and Ivan Hagen of Winnipeg, MB; and by many nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents Andrew and Mary Nicholat; brothers and sister: Fred (Mary) Nicholat, Bill (Emily) Nicholat, John Nicholat, Nick (Anne) Nicholat and Anne (John) Pawluik; and brother and sisters-in-law Paul Fedirko, Clare Petrie, Norma Holon and Jeanette Elliot. A Public Visitation was held on Monday, August 29, 2011 from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home. A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. from Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home Hwy 5 East Humboldt. Officiated by, Jenny Irwin. Others taking part in the service were: organist, Pauline Besharah and words of remembrance were shared by Katelynn Hagen. Honorary pallbearers were “Mary’s grandchildren and great grandchildren”. A private family interment followed at Humboldt Public Cemetery. Memorial Donations in Mary’s memory may be directed to St. Mary’s Villa Foundation Box 1743 Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt 682-1622.
March 10, 1931 - August 22, 2011
The family is very saddened to announce that Mr. Wilfred Hein, 80 years, of Lanigan passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his residence on Monday, August 22, 2011. Wilfred was born on March 10, 1931 to Ferdinand and Nathalia (nee Rucks) Hein in Jansen. He attended Bieberdorf School where he obtained his grade eight education. He often spoke of his fond memories which included his classmates, teachers and ball games against Haliburton. Following his education he began farming with his parents and helped many neighbours in the area. Wilfred did take a trip to Ontario where he worked for one winter. He returned in the spring to meet the love of his life Ruth Epp and on October 22, 1952 they were wed at Jansen where they began their farming career and raised six children. Wilfred led an extremely busy life as a young man. They farmed in Jansen until 1966 and then they literally picked up their home and moved to Guernsey where Wilfred was employed by the Guernsey Artificial Breeders Co-op as well farming a quarter of land and milking a small herd of Ayrshires. He loved his Ayrshire cows and was a tireless promoter of the breed. He continued the Artificial Insemination business and built a family dairy. In 1989 Wilfred retired only to begin new hobbies such as gardening and touring. He was reacquainted with his guitar and spent time entertaining at many senior homes in the area. His special talent in composing music led Wilfred to making a memorable CD. At a very young age he confirmed his belief in Christ as his saviour and Lord at Zion Lutheran Church at Jansen and continued to be very active through out his life in the church and community. He was very active in developing the J.E.B. Community Center as well as the Hub in Lanigan. Nothing was as important as his family. Wilfred valued the time spent with his family but really cherished his grandchildren. He loved young people and often encouraged them to speak up and get involved. Since the new year Wilfred’s health declined and it was his wish, with the support of his family to be at home until Lord Jesus Christ called him to his eternal rest on Monday morning with his family at his side. Wilfred’s wonderful contagious smile will be forever remembered and lovingly missed by all but especially his wife of 59 years RUTH Hein of Lanigan and their six children 22 grandchildren six great grandchildren: Carol-Ann (Darrell) Sill of Canora and family, Russell Sill of Yorkton, Quentin (Tamara) Sill of Rockwood, ON and children Nathaniel, Trinity and Jonas and Dustin (Marie) Sill of Yorkton; Garth (Brenda) Hein of Airdrie, AB and family, Adam (Lisa) Hein of Saskatoon and children Logan and Megan, Clinton Hein of Saskatoon, Sara Hein of Calgary, Krista Hein of Barrie, ON and Leanne Hein of Kingston, ON; Stanley (Shelley) Hein of Oyen, AB and family, Brendan Hein of Saskatoon, Chelsey Hein (Dave) of Saskatoon, Jackson Hein of Medicine Hat, AB and Fraser Hein of Oyen, AB; James (Rhoda) Hein of Guernsey and family, Wes Hein of Lanigan and son Ryan, Wade Hein of Lloydminster and Jeff Hein of Saskatoon; Natalie (Lionel) Lohman of Guernsey and family, Nadine (Neil) Senko of Lanigan, Kendra (Ryan) Senko of Saskatoon, Dylan Senko (Alyssa) of Lanigan and Trevor Lohman of Guernsey; and Jennifer (Richard) Boire of Gravelbourg and family, Keaton Boire, Ethan Boire, and Tristen Boire; one brother and sister: Erwin (Helene) Hein of Lanigan and Evelyn (Gordon) Lissell of Regina; brothers and sisters-in-law: Hans (Vera) Epp of Victoria, BC, Chris (Peter) Duschinsky of Ottawa, ON and Corrie (Doug) Stuart of Enderby, BC and by numerous nieces and nephews. Wilfred was predeceased by his parents, Ferdinand and Nathalia Hein; two sisters, Elsie (John) Schlichting, Clara (Emmanuel) Egler and four siblings in infancy. A Funeral Service was held on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church Lanigan. Officiated by, Pastor Colette Baker and Rev. Rick Johnson. A private family internment was held at Jansen Community Cemetery, Jansen. It was Wilfred’s wish that no memorial donations be made in his memory. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt 682-1622
December 8, 1926 - August 21, 2011
Nick Yakowec was born December 8, 1926 at the family farm near Tarnopole, Saskatchewan, a son of Anne (Nee Zosiak) and Joseph Yakowec. Nick attended Hazel Lake School where he obtained his grade nine education. After school Nick worked at various jobs such as stooking and threshing. Nick and his Dad bought a threshing machine so they could do custom work.
The family moved to the Waterhen district where Nick bought 80 acres of farmland and built his first home, a two-room house nestled in the trees. He planted more spruce trees to have some green and to provide a wind break for the long winters.
On November 7, 1953 he married a sweet little lady from Carmel, SK, Ann Krysa. Their marriage produced six children who were an immense help on the family farm. They outgrew the little two-room house and moved to the Crystal Springs area. The family moved to Nick’s parents’ log home when his parents retired and moved to Prince Albert. Then in 1966 they purchased the house where Nick spent the remainder of his years. Nick liked animals and had tried his hand at raising sheep, chickens, geese, pigs and cows. The last big farm operation was the dairy operation where they milked around 30 cows. They sold that operation in 1980 and just grain farmed and raised pigs after that. The farm slowly decreased in size until there was only his pets, his favourite cats and dogs that he loved.
Nick was a man with a great sense of humour and he was extremely musically talented. He could play almost any instrument by ear. At one point he had a family band going and we all played a different instrument. Nick loved baseball, he played in school and then he taught all his kids to play. We would have family baseball games on Sunday afternoons, with neighbouring kids and other friends. Dad loved pitching and not many people could hit off him! Nick was very mechanical, innovative and creative, he could repair almost anything! He was generous with his time and talents and did numerous repairs for neighbors and friends. Nick’s other interest was antiques, you could tell by the accumulation in his yard. He never threw anything away, he always said, “you never now when you are going to need that.”
Dad lived the life he wanted….his intention was to only leave the farm in one way! Nick was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Anne Yakowec and his infant brother Michael. Nick will be fondly remembered and missed by his wife Ann Yakowec, his children: Joseph Yakowec of Carmel; Darlene and John Jabs of Lockwood, Sk. And children Mark, Adam, Lynn and Nova, Loretta; Paul and Penny Yakowec of Wadena and his children Jonathon, Crystal (Destiny great granddaughter), Linda, Ben, Kathy; Eileen and James Schur of Lanigan and daughter Alexis, Caroline and Murray Krenn of Kelowna B.C., and daughters Nicole and Ashley, Ralph and Joanne Yakowec of Birch Hills and children Ashley and Anthony (Deziree, Thomas and Jake) Krystle and Tyler. He is also survived by one sister Mary Kolendreski and her children Leon, Dianne and Danny and their families and one nephew Mervin Pakulak. An informal Celebration of Life was held on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from Kinistino Half Century Club with an open mic and everyone shared their memories of Nick while enjoying fellowship and refreshments. Memorial Donations may be made in Nick’s memory to Humboldt SPCA Box 3942 Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt, 682-1622.