On Thursday, September 28, 2006, Lily Christina Williams passed away at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her parents; one son, James; three sisters, Lucy, Mary and Bertha; one brother, Archie. Lily is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Ben; seven sons: Doug, Tom (Judy), Brian (Brenda), Pat, Gerry, David (Sandy), Darrell (Marnie); 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brother Graham Waddell. Flowers gratefully declined. Friends so wishing may make donations, in memoriam, to the Milestone Memorial Centre, Milestone, SK S0G 3L0. An online book of condolences may be signed at www.speersfuneralchapel.com.
Robert "Bob" Leslie Love
On Saturday, September 30, 2006 in the Beausejour Hospital, Beausejour, MB, Bob died at the age of 63 years. Bob will lovingly remembered by his sons, Dean (Heather) and granddaughter Emily, Ryan; Barb and their son Stephen (Rosi) Dudar; Barb's children, Adam and Heather Birch. Bob is predeceased by his wife Emily; parents George and Emma; his brother Bill, and sisters Peg and Marnie. Throughout his colorful life, Bob had many opportunities to enjoy life in several small towns and cities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Along the way, he worked on the air as a radio DJ, sold life insurance, farm equipment, cars, heavy equipment, and had a great time doing so. He was a guy who made friends quickly, and was always fiercely loyal to the many friends he had made through school, work, and sport. Even right until the end, some of his oldest and dearest friends were by his side, and these friendships were massively important to him. He had a memory that would make most people very jealous; there hardly exists a place in either province where someone doesn't know him. He was a lifelong music lover and had, at one time, sung in a "barbershop quartet." Bob's family was a great source of pride, enjoyment, worry, and concern to him. Although many of them are in different places and provinces, they were never far from his mind. He passed on knowing that they loved him unconditionally, and they too, were by his side, providing jokes, encouragement, and care. He considered his many close fiends to be part of his family as well, and while they too are in many places (the "left coast", Dauphin, Boissevain, Neepawa, Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie, Weyburn), they were often in his thoughts. He loved them all a great deal. Dad spent the last several years of his life with Barb in Beausejour, and together they spent much of their summer time traveling or relaxing at the cottage at Lake Nutimik, enjoying something they both loved ' observing nature and the lake life'. A celebration of Bob's life will held on Sunday, October 29, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Headingley Heritage Centre/Jim's Vintage Garages, 5353 Portage Ave. Headingley, MB. Our family extends heartfelt thanks to all the staff at the Beausejour Hospital for their care, compassion, and understanding. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald St., Suite 200, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6. Bob's arrangements have been entrusted to the Family Owned Funeral Chapel of: Wojcik's All Beliefs & Faiths Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 204-897-4665
Camilla Elisabeth Van De Sype
On Sunday, October 15, 2006, Camilla Elisabeth Van De Sype (nee Fossenier) passed away peacefully at the Marian Health Centre, Radville, at the age of 91. Predeceased by her husband, Rene Van De Sype, her parents, Paul and Maria Fossenier, one son, Wallace Van De Sype, one grandson, Trevor (Van De Sype) Hall, one sister, Irma Stepp and one brother, Marcel Fossenier, sisters-in-law, Alice Fossenier and Ann Mullholland, brothers-in-law, Oscar and Marcel Van De Sype. Camilla will be lovingly remembered by her family, three sons and their wives: Gerald and Marlene of Radville, Kenneth and Wendy of Calgary, AB and Steven and Shelley of Weyburn, and one daughter, Lorraine Bayerle of Calgary, AB, along with her six grandchildren: Barton (Shelina) (Van De Sype) Hall of Toronto, ON, Thomas Bayerle, Dana (Mark) Saroka, Becky Van De Sype, Jodie Van De Sype and Michael Van De Sype, all of Calgary, AB, one great grandson, Nicholaus Hall, brother, Maurice Fossenier of Radville, sister, Rachael (Virgil) Barrett of Victoria, BC, sister-in-law, Alice Van De Sype of Radville, and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Prayers were said Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. from Holy Family Parish Church, Radville. The Funeral Mass was held Thursday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m. from Holy Family Parish Catholic Church, Radville, with Father Francis "Prince" Kurisinkal Celebrant. Interment followed in Laurier Cemetery, Radville. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were: Sonny Van De Sype, Lionel Van De Sype, Harvey Van De Sype, Darren Van De Sype, Keith Grosenick and Paul Nimegeers. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Camilla to the Radville Marian Health Centre. Camilla was born in Scheldewindeke, Belgium, April 27, 1915 and in 1919 immigrated to Canada with her parents and two brothers. Two more siblings (girls) were born, making Camilla the second oldest of five children. Her early life was spent helping out on the family farm in the Radville area. She was married to Rene Andrew Van De Sype in 1938 and together the couple worked very hard to build up their farm near Radville to make a good life for their five children, but also at the same time, taking time to enjoy dancing and playing cards with friends and anytime a neighbor was in need, Camilla was there to help. All of her life, Camilla was very involved in the community. She was a long time member of the C.W.L. (her religion was a very important part of her life), a 25 year member of the Royal Purple and she took on many jobs as banquet and funeral convener. She was an excellent seamstress and did altering and sewing for local stores and friends. She was always a very busy lady and in her life-time made hundreds of hand-sewn quilts and crocheted afghans. She also loved music, singing and was an avid reader. Later in life, she was able to make three trips to Belgium to meet family and obtain genealogy information for a history book that she compiled along with her nephew, Germaine Fossenier, that was published in 1998. In January, 2004, due to failing health, Camilla moved into the Radville Marian Health Centre where she was always well cared for and happy. Everyone whose life Camilla touched will always remember and miss her. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn & Radville, (842-6662 & 869-2566)
Maurice Arthur Shotter
Maurice Arthur Shotter, late of Weyburn, and formerly of Fillmore, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2006 at the age of 95 years. Maurice was predeceased by his wife, Mary; his grandson, Kevin Macdonald; son-in-law, Karl Jacob; his parents, Arthur and Florence Shotter; two sisters; Evelyn Ussery, Muriel Shotter and his uncle, Alfred Shotter. Maurice is survived by his seven children: Wilma Macdonald (Harold Shire), of Meota, Christine Jacob, Regina, Leonard (Jeanette) Shotter, Fillmore, Wilfred (Diane) Shotter, Fillmore, Viola (Thomas) Hall, Saskatoon, Norman (Sandra) Shotter, Moose Jaw and Maryanne (Neil) Slater, Regina; 16 grandchildren: Douglas (Jane Lamothe) and David Macdonald (Jennifer Power), Kim Unrau, Owen Jacob, Timothy (Glenda) Shotter, Kristi Shotter (Cory Bryant), Serina (Darcy) Mullen, Steven Shotter, Amanda (Dean) Staruiala, Jennifer Hall Hagel (Peter Hagel), Andrew (Ralanda) Hall, Michael (Misty) Shotter, Matthew (Sabrina) Shotter, Lindsay, Declan and Logan Slater; 11 great grandchildren; Mason and Cody Shotter, Jaxon, Bennett Shotter, Brayden, Peyton and Reid Shotter, Scott (Lindsay) and Jennifer Petkau, Mackenzie Macdonald and Paige; four great great grandchildren; Chase, Lynk, Seth and Jasmine and a nephew, Joel (Karyn) Ussery and their daughter Camas. Maurice was born in Fillmore on January 5, 1911, to Arthur and Florence Shotter who had emigrated from England to farm in Canada. Maurice attended Mills School, riding to school on horseback and took his high school in Fillmore. He farmed with his father and acquired his own farm nearby. He was a Registered Seed Grower until 1975. Maurice married Mary Kolbe in 1940. Together they worked on their farm and raised seven children. They moved into the village of Fillmore in 1976 and he still continued to farm with his sons, Leonard and Wilfred for another decade. Maurice enjoyed playing cribbage and other card games with friends. He enjoyed reading and he loved to go fishing. In retirement, he was a regular card player at the Fillmore Drop-In Center. Although Maurice was quiet and reserved, he also liked to surprise friends with a new joke or tall tale. Maurice had also joined the Masonic Lodge in 1933 and was a lifetime member and past Master. The Funeral Service of Remembrance for Maurice Arthur Shotter was held on Friday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Fillmore, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Urn Bearer was Timothy Shotter. Interment followed at Fillmore Cemetery. For family and friends so wishing, donations in memory of Maurice may be made to a Charity of Donor's 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"
Joseph Reginald Tait
Joseph Reginald "Reg" Tait passed away suddenly on October 12, 2006, he was 87 years old. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Frances Tait and his two son, Brian and Michael Tait. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Jean (Sulz), two daughters, Colleen Tait and Sheila (Troy) Pottinger, two daughters-in-law, Brenda Tait and Michellene Tait, five grandchildren: Joseph Tait, Amanda (Daren) Giffin, Timothy (Michelle) Tait, Charla Tait, Zachary Tait and Brooke Pottinger; and five great grandchildren: Ripley and Zoey Giffin, Maya, Trinity and Bryan Tait; one sister, Mae Adolph, as well as his in-laws, relatives and friends. Reg was born on a small farm just east of Weyburn. He lived there with his parents and one sister, Mae, until moving to a farm south of the city. Like any other prairie kid of the time, he hunted, fished, went to a one room school and helped on the farm. During the 30's, he and his father were well known for hunting coyotes because they had become a menace. Reg met a nursing student named Jean Sulz, and they were married in 1953. Four children arrived over the years - Brian, Michael, Colleen and Sheila. There were good times and bad times, but Reg and Jean celebrated 53 years together. He was a jack of all trades. Over the years he had several jobs including a long haul driver, car salesman, working on a threshing crew, snowmobile mechanic, cab driver, a trainer/bus driver for the Red Wings, and of course, farming. He was also very involved with several community groups such as the Royal Canadian Legion, several Masonic Lodges, Firearm Safety, Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, St. John Ambulance, the Weyburn Flying Club and the Boy Scouts. He especially enjoyed the fellowship he shared with his Masonic friends and was always off attending one meeting or another. He was very proud of two activities the Masons were involved with: the fingerprinting program for the children in the area, and Ranch Erhlo, a facility for kids who need help. He also enjoyed his family - nothing gave him greater pleasure than to be teasing the kids or holding a little person on his knee. He was proud of his grandchildren and was delighted with all the 'little girls' but was a bit relieved when his great grandson arrived. Reg died with "his boots on", busy to the end, which is just the way he would have wanted it. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, October 18, at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. All Reg's coffee buddies from Bonnie's were the honorary pallbearers. The Royal Canadian Legion held a Last Post Service conducted by Rev. John Ferrier, and along with members of the Masonic Lodge, formed an Honor Guard. His nephew, Bill Jackiw gave a tribute and his grandson, Zachary Tait, was the urn bearer. Friends so wishing to make donations in memory of Reg may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Ranch Erhlo. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)
Fredrick Hartford Garner
Fredrick "Fred" Hartford Garner, born January 6, 1938 at Moose Jaw, passed away October 18, 2006 at Weyburn, Saskatchewan at the age of 68 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Hartford and Dorothy Garner; his brother, Charles Garner; his mother and father-in-law, James and Minerva Mahoney. Fred is survived by his wife, Lynne Garner, Weyburn; his two sons, Curtis (Christall) Garner, Regina, and Wayne Garner, Weyburn; his granddaughters, Jenna and Breann Hehn and their mother, Wanda Hehn all of Weyburn; one brother, Gerald (Sharon) Garner, Calgary, AB; sister-in-law, Marj Garner, Carstairs, AB along with one niece, numerous nephews and cousins. Fred married Lynne Mahoney on October 6, 1962 at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. He was employed by SaskTel as a switchman for 35 years, retiring in 1992. Fred enjoyed fishing, gardening and acting as chauffer for kids. He was also an active member of the Weyburn Royal Canadian Legion, the Weyburn Wildlife Association, SaskTel pioneers and the Weyburn Nature Society. The funeral service for Fred Garner was held on Monday, October 23, at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon Officiating. All Weyburn Wildlife Federation members and SaskTel co-workers in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers were, Jesse Balkwill, Conner Rodine, Julian Goski, Gerry Murray, Garth White and Jim Achen, members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Weyburn Branch #47. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends and family so wishing, donations in memory of Fred to the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic, Regina, SK or the Weyburn Wildlife Federation. 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"
Frances Laing White
Frances White of Calgary, AB, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2006 at the age of 89 years. Frances Laing Smith was born in Weyburn to Helen and Percy Maynard Smith on September 4, 1916. Her brother George Maynard was born on November 15, 1918. On the same date in 1941, she married Clifford White, Lt. Commander RCNVR. Frances received her Associate Diploma Conservatory of Music for Speech Arts, gold medal honours in 1969 from Mount Royal College. The following year, the Conservatory of Music awarded her a diploma. Her first public stage performance was in Weyburn at the age of three. Her love of the arts and music continued through her lifetime. She enjoyed singing in several choirs, enlivening as she did programs with Ryerson's, 50/50 Club, the Sierras Condo and Music Matinee. Fran was a member of PEO, Ryerson and Riverview United Churches and the Noteables. Frances wrote many self-published poems which were inspired by her deep spirituality, love of travel and the tropics, and connection with nature. Frances will be missed by her loving partner and best friend, Clifford Hubert White; her children Lynn Turnbull (Terry), Brian White (Maureen), Neil White (Barbara), Ross White (Jeannie); her grandchildren Suzanne (Derrick), Bill (Jen), Cale (Paula), Anna, Skylar (Karen), Laura, Sean, Ailen (Preston), Rachel, Jordan and Kelsey; as well as her great grandchildren Sarah Turnbull, Savannah and Marcus Georgeson and Theo White. Funeral service was held at Living Spirit United Church on Friday, August 4, 2006 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Harold Black presiding. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church. In living memory of Frances White, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel.
On October 12, 2006, Harvey Harris of Gibbons, AB, passed away at the age of 74 years. He is survived by his loving wife Armella, two sons Gary (Cindy) and Barry (Sylvia), granddaughter Dana, four grandsons Jason, Jamie, Richard and Christopher and his sister Joan Avery of Edson, AB. He was predeceased by his son Terrance, parents Gilbert and Murial and two brothers Jim and Ken. Relatives and friends paid their respects on Sunday, October 15 at Evergreen Funeral Chapel. Funeral service was Monday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Chapel. Cremation followed. Evergreen Funeral Chapel, Cemetery and Cremation Centre. Telephone 472-9019.
Donald Louis Webber
Donald Louis Webber, born April 14, 1921 at Yellow Grass the third child of Louis and Emily Weber. He went to school at Actonville School and afterwards became a contractor. While living in Weyburn he built many structures around the city. Donald passed away October 14, 2006. He will be missed by his family and friends. No funeral as per his request. 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"
Joyce Madeline Taylor
It is with great sadness that the family of Joyce Madeline Taylor announces her passing on October 22, 2006, at the age of 79. The funeral service was held on Thursday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m. in Parkview Funeral Chapel with Pastor Wayne Andrie officiating. Inurnment followed in the Rosedale Cemetery Outdoor Columbarium. Mom was born in Neptune, to Gladys and Clarence Torgunrud and grew up on the family farm in the Lake Alma district. She met and married the local young school teacher Tom Taylor in 1950 and together raised three daughters. After living in Hardy, Lake Alma, Drinkwater and Briercrest, the family made Moose Jaw their home in 1963. Mom was a loving wife and mother, devoting all of her time unconditionally to her family, of which her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the greatest joys of her life. We were all very lucky to have Mom so close and a big part of our lives. Her quiet presence, quick wit and warm smile will be greatly missed and never forgotten by her best friend and loving husband of 56 years, Tom; three daughters: Linda (Dennis) Gebkenjans, Arlene (Bob) Passmore, and Lorie (Rod) Heisler; nine grandchildren: Leah (Aaron) Coulter, Michael (Twila) Gebkenjans, Tom (Megan) Passmore, Chris (Terri) Passmore, Marcie (Ryan) Chute, Adam Passmore, Danny Andrie, Hannah Heisler and Jacob Heisler; and her nine great grandchildren: Zach, Taylor, Dylan, Abbi, Brooklyn, Adeena, Rhett, Bree, and Tanner; two sisters: Belle and Olga; and numerous other relatives. Mom was predeceased by her parents, two brothers Carmen and Linus, and a son-in-law Dan Andrie. As part of the Living Legacy Program, Parkview Funeral Chapel will make a donation to Wakamow Valley in memory of Joyce. Flowers are gratefully declined. If you wish, donations in Mom's memory may be made to the Moose Jaw Health Foundation, attention: Medical Floor, Palliative Care Unit, 455 Fairford St. E., Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1H3 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 61B Ross St. W., Moose Jaw, SK S6H 2M2 would be sincerely appreciated. We would like to express our deep gratitude to the nurses and staff at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital ICU and the 1st floor Medical Unit for their support and care of Mom. Parkview Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services, Moose Jaw entrusted with arrangements. Todd Sjoberg, Funeral Director (694-5500). www.parkviewfhmoosejaw.com
Velma Toovey passed away peacefully in North Battleford Union Hospital October 19, 2006. Left to cherish Velma's memory are her five children and spouses; daughter, Eleanor (Andrew) Ealey of Choiceland, sons, Donald (Beverly) Toovey of North Battleford, Keith Toovey of Morinville, AB, Jerry (Diane) Toovey and Barry (Leeanne) Toovey both of Calgary, AB; Velma had 19 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren, none great great grandchildren; brothers: Donald (Marilyn) Whitrow, Bernard (Joan) Whitrow, Elwood (Isabelle) Whitrow, George (Iris) Whitrow, sister, Eleanor (Ken) Wood, all of Yellow Grass; sister-in-law, Edna Whitrow, numerous nieces and nephews. Velma was predeceased by her husband, Clayton Toovey, her parents, Jimmy and Lily Whitrow, brother Arnold (Bud), daughter, Dianna, son-in-law, James, daughter-in-law Lois and grandson Ian. Velma Georgina, daughter of Jimmy and Lily Whitrow was born in Yellow Grass, June 3, 1923. Oldest of seven children who grew up on a prairie farm she was kept busy helping raise the other siblings, Sue, Bud, Don, Posse, Joe and of course Tyke. She took most of her schooling in Beautiful Plains near Yellow Grass. Velma met and married Clayton Toovey October 21, 1941 and came back to the family farm to raise Eleanor, the first born, while Clayton was fighting overseas. He came back to farm work after the war and Diane was born in 1946. They returned to British Columbia to work on the fruit farms moving to Cranbrook where the first son, Donald was born in 1951. Velma and family moved again to Saskatchewan and, living in McTaggart, saw the second son Keith born in 1953. By 1957 they were once again in Yellow Grass where son Jerry was born in 1962 and son Barry in 1966. Velma remained in her home at Yellow Grass until 2005 and decided to move to Davidson Manor, North Battleford in September to be closer to the kids. Velma will be sadly missed by all. She deeply loved her family, Yellow Grass and the Legion. Rest in Peace Mom, your family misses you, but know you are in a much better place watching over us. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. in the Yellow Grass United Church, Tuesday, October 24, with Rev. Tim Lofstrom officiating. All who shared in Velma's life were considered honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Don Whitrow Jr., Wayne, Warren and Mickey Whitrow, Brian Wood and Bob Toovey. The family requests that memorial donations may go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, in her memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)