Shirley Isobel Bartlett (nee McIver) passed away peacefully with her devoted husband and family by her side on October 21, 2006 at Tatagwa View in Weyburn. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her loving husband of 51 years, Eddie; son Keith (Alyson) Bartlett, Tara, Tanya, Katie, and Chet; daughter Colleen (Doug) Weimer, Blaine, Kaila, and Kendra; daughter Cathy (Scott) Hill, Amanda, Michelle, and Gavin; son Ron (Gail) Bartlett, Paige and Kyle; brother Johnny (Myrna) McIver; sister Carol (Jim) Gilchrist; sister Sharon Kaufmann; sister-in-law Jean Zaran: sister-in-law Norma (Harold) Kullman; and her numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Allan and Frances McIver. Shirley was born at the family farm at Colfax, on July 22, 1937. She attended school in Lewvan and at Q.D.S. in Regina before marrying Eddie Bartlett in 1955. For 44 years, they farmed and raised a family in the Colfax community. They then retired to their home in Weyburn. Shirley was active in the United Church, the U.C.W, and was always involved in her community's events. She was a devoted wife and mother and a true friend to all she knew. She loved to read, bake, garden, and cook huge meals for everyone! As a grandmother she taught her grandchildren the values of kindness and goodness. Shirley always had a ready smile - the strength and courage she showed in the past three years will always be an inspiration to us all! Special thanks to all the compassionate caregivers at Regina General Hospital, Weyburn General Hospital, and especially to everyone at Tatagwa View who created a home full of love, fun, and support. A Memorial Service was held at Grace United Church in Weyburn on Tuesday, October 24, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Hazel Arbon Officiating. A private family interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Weyburn. Friends so wishing may make donations in memoriam to the T.C. Douglas Centre for the Performing Arts, Box 487 Weyburn, Sask. S4H 2K3, or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to RD Family 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"
Neil Crerar Cameron
Neil Crerar Cameron, late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, October 23, 2006 at the Weyburn General Hospital. Neil was predeceased by his wife, Pearl on December 31, 2000, his parents, William and Anne Cameron; his cousin, Bruce Cameron and Bruce's daughter Janet; sisters-in-law, Doris Barboluk and Mary Ogenchuk, brothers-in-law, Bill Ogenchuk, and Peter Barboluk and Bill Poderozny. Neil is survived by Bruce's wife, Sharon Cameron and their children, Myrna (Eric) Sorenson, Paul (Maureen) Cameron and Susan (Wayne) Buckle, and Janet's husband Keith Chadwick; brothers and sisters-in-law: Ann Podorozny, Helen (Doug) Howat, Val Ogenchuk and John (Ann) Ogenchuk. Neil will also be sadly missed by Allan and Linda Tosczak, his caregivers, Nhar (Demmy) Pinon, previous caregivers, Merlinda and Jane, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Neil was born on the family farm at Arcola on December 16, 1918 to William and Anne (McEwan) Cameron. He attended school at Arcola, often riding horseback or walking. There were years he went early to start the stove and get it warmed up before the other students arrived. Neil enjoyed going to auction sales, antique cars, fishing trips to B.C. with his guide Larry, and his trip to Hawaii. Neil especially loved his time spent with his wife Pearl. They loved their many winters spent in Scottsdale, Arizona and the weekends in the summer at their cottage at White Bear Resort. After Pearl's passing, Neil was very appreciative of his caregiver Nhar, who looked after him with love and compassion and enabled him to stay in his own home until his passing. A Memorial Service was held Friday, October 27, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery Columbarium, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Neil to the Grace United Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)
Gerald "Gerry" Leonard Dickison, Weyburn, passed away October 25, 2006 at his acreage at Griffin, at the age of 46 years. He was predeceased by Frank Berlovan in 1980. Gerald is survived by his parents, Verla and Leonard; one brother, Gordon and his wife, Lorna and their three daughters Eryn, Andrea and Jessie-Leigh of Manor; two sisters, Beth Berlovan and her son Brian of Weyburn, and Jean Blachford of Weyburn; several uncles, aunts, and cousins and friends Matthew, Lori and Lucas. Gerald was born August 29, 1960 in the Arcola Hospital. He attended Manor School. He drove the Manor school bus and worked at the Skyline Motel in Carlyle. In August, 1983 Gerald moved to Weyburn. He had various jobs throughout the years. He worked at the Trucker's Inn Restaurant and owned the South Hill Taxi for four years. He also drove the Weyburn school bus. He drove school buses for 28 years. Throughout the years, Gerald collected about 1300 radios and he took great pride in his collection. He also enjoyed repairing cars and music. Gerald worked at the Canadian Tire Store in Weyburn at the time of his passing. No matter where he went or what he did he touched the hearts of everyone. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him but we should remember that he would want us to carry on with our lives. The Service of Remembrance for Gerald Dickison was held on Wednesday, November 1, at 1:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Cameron Weber and Pastor Martin Olson Officiating. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment will be held at a later date. For friends so wishing, donations in memory of Gerald may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. 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"
Robert Wayne Menzies
Robert (Bob) Wayne Menzies, born December 3, 1948 in Regina and later resided in Weyburn, passed away at home on October 27, 2006 in Kelowna, BC. He was predeceased by his father, Hap Menzies, on December 3, 1996. He is survived by his mother, Muriel of Kelowna; son Michael of Whitehorse, YK; daughter Sherry Jackson (Bill) and four grandchildren: Kezia, Caylea, Brydan and Evyn of Peachland, BC; and his friend Isabel Glover of Kelowna. Bob was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and enjoyed the comradeship received from members over the years. A funeral service was held Wednesday, November 1 at 2:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 696 Glenmore Road, Kelowna, BC with Bishop Andrew Draper officiating. Cremation followed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hemochromatosis Society of Canada, 272-7000 Minoru Blvd., Richmond, BC V6Y 3Z5. A gift in living memory of Bob will be made to "Holding Hands for Hospice" by Springfield Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.
On October 29, 2006, Eugene Kerowatski passed away peacefully in his home in Regina, at the age of 78. Eugene was predeceased by his parents, Anna and John Karwatski, his siblings, Peter and Mike Karwatski and Jenny Hrabarchuck, brother-in-law, Elwin Carter and father and mother-in-law, Peter and Elizabeth Ortman. Eugene leaves to mourn his loving, dedicated wife, Agnes of Regina and his sister, Mary Lagae of Winnipeg, MB along with his children: Lorraine Bugera, Prince Rupert, BC, Val (Gary) Wing of Weyburn, Joan (Darryl) Borys of Regina, Lloyd (Pat) Kerowatski of Weyburn and Audrey (Bob) Hunt of Campbell River, BC. He will also be missed by his 11 grandchildren, Melissa (Owen) Scott of Ceylon, Graham (Angeles) Wing of Weyburn, Greg Wing (Charlotte) of Calgary, AB, Chad Borys (Carla) of Regina, Sean Borys of Regina, Tanya (Richard) Tessier of Regina, Miranda Borys (Zack) of Regina, Tessa (Shaun) Scrupps of Weyburn, Tanner Kerowatski of Weyburn, Dan Hunt of Lake Cowichan, BC and Calico Hunt of Duncan, BC. He also leaves his 11 great grandchildren who all held special places in his heart, Bradon, Brooklynn and Brody Scott, Gabriel and Grayson Wing, Ian, Zachary and Keely Borys, Christopher and Colby Tessier, Hannah and Ethan Scrupps. Eugene also leaves his brothers and sisters-in-law: Theresa Carter (Lloyd) of Weyburn, Adam (Joyce) Ortman of Weyburn, Joe (Fran) Ortman of Weyburn, and Bill (Ev) Ortman of Regina. Eugene was born on November 20, 1927 in Aaron, Saskatchewan and was raised in Benito, MB. Anna, Eugene's mother and his brother, Peter, were killed in an electrical accident when he was two years old. At the age of 11, he left for Stalwart, Saskatchewan to work with his uncle on various farms. At the age of 15, he went to British Columbia to work on the railroad. The railroads took him throughout BC and eventually back to Khedive. Before he came to Khedive, Eugene came to appreciate his love for music while he played with several bands, one time even playing at the famous Watrous Dance Land! It was also there in Khedive that Eugene met, fell in love with and soon married the love of his life, Agnes Ortman. They were married September 20, 1948. Eugene and Agnes started out their lives together living in a CPR bunkhouse in Khedive. Through hard work, perseverance, and love for each other, Eugene and Agnes overcame hard times and made several moves including to Estevan and Prince Albert, until they settled in Weyburn in 1955 where they raised their five children. Eugene held several jobs that he always took a great deal of pride in and worked at very conscientiously. He drove taxi, worked at Souris Valley, Laing's Beverages, and the bottling industry, and owned and operated hotels in Lipton and Craik. For years, Eugene and Agnes also opened their hearts and homes to several children in need of love from Ranch Ehrlo. Eugene will be loved and missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him. He will be remembered for his love and dedication to his family, the great pride he took in his children, and the sheer pleasure and delight he derived from his grandchildren and great grandchildren, especially when they were babies. Prayers were held on Tuesday, October 31, at 8:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel. Funeral service was held Wednesday, November 1, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche as celebrant, and Tessa Scrupps gave the eulogy. Active pallbearers were: Chad and Sean Borys, Graham Wing, Dan Hunt, Tanner Kerwatski and Zack Michel. Honorary pallbearers were: Greg Wing, Richard Tessier, Owen Scott and Shaun Scrupps. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, followed by lunch at McKenna Hall. Donations may be made in memory of Eugene to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetic Association. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)
Florence Annabell Allen
Florence Annabell (Young) Allen, late of Weyburn, passed away October 28, 2006 at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by her parents, Tom and Bertha Young: husband, Lyle (1992); two sons, one in infancy and Don (1984); brother, Alvin; seven sisters: Mary, Guyla, Grace, Clara, Ruth, Alice and Jean. Florence leaves to cherish her memory, her sons, Jim and his wife Christine Allen of Chloride, Arizona and Hugh and his wife Carol Allen of Regina; brother, Tom Young and three sisters: Pearl, Evelyn and Loretta; eight grandchildren: Lyle, Vern, Mark, Darcy, Terry, Linda, Bonnie and Sherri and 15 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Florence was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA, December 14, 1913, later moving to Colorado and then to Canada in 1920. They settled in Weyburn where she completed her education. In 1933 she married Lyle Allen of Goodwater, where they raised their three sons. In 1973, they retired from farming and moved to Weyburn where she has lived until her passing. Her great joy was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; also the many children she loved and cared for through the years. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and her many friends. She was a member of Grace United Church and the U.C.W., Martha Unit. She was a lifetime member of Home Care. Funeral service was held Thursday, November 2 at 1:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Barry Allen, Ken Ken Freeman, Garth Freeman, Ron Alexander, Norman Alexander, and Brad Irwin. For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to Grace United Church Memorial Fund or to a charity of their choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432
Kate Myers passed away peacefully at Regina General Hospital on October 30, 2006 at the age of 100 years. Kate was born in Yorkshire, England and came to Canada in 1912 with her parents Francis and Edith Myers and settled in Rouleau. Kate was the second child with four brothers and three sisters. She is predeceased by her sisters, Edith Wanvig and Evelyn Peterson; brothers, Arthur, Frank and Ted Myers. Kate is survived by her sister, Winnifred Ross; brother, James Myers, and several nieces and nephews. She is lovingly remembered by all for her exceptional thoughtfulness and generosity. Kate's life was devoted to teaching. Teaching grade one was her passion and after initial years at Markinch and Harris, she moved to Weyburn where she taught for 38 years. She was greatly honoured in 2001 when many former students contributed to a scholarship fund in her name and an annual scholarship is now awarded to a Grade 12 graduate. In addition to working with children in school she spent many years in the Sunday School at Grace United Church. Following her retirement from teaching in 1967, she served for seven years as pastoral assistant in Grace United Church. Kate also devoted many years to the UCW. Kate was a talented elocutionist complete with varied accents required for her considerable repertoire of memorized readings and was often called upon to entertain at various events. Kate was a life member of Alexandria Rebekah Lodge #14. Special thanks to Doris Meckum of Doris' Happy Care Home; Mel Johnston and Marg Patrick who faithfully came to read to Kate; the staff at William Albert House and the compassionate care givers on 3E at Regina General Hospital. Funeral service was held Wednesday, November 1 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Friends so wishing, may make donations in memoriam to the Kate Myers Scholarship Fund, Weyburn Comprehensive School Board, 80A-18th Street, Weyburn, Sask. S4H 2W4 or to the T.C. Douglas Centre for the Performing Arts Box 487, Weyburn, Sask. S4H 2K3. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)
Carleton Lewis Crump, late of Weyburn, formerly of Trossachs, passed peacefully in his sleep into the arms of God on October 25, 2006 at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina. He was 90 years of age. The youngest of five children, Carl was born December 27, 1915 on the homestead of his parents, David and Chloe Crump, land still owned by him at the time of his death. His grandparents, parents, and two sisters moved from Ontario in 1906 to homestead near Axford in the new province of Saskatchewan. He attended school at Abbott through Grade 8, taking Grades 9 and 10 by correspondence. Recently he received a Family Century Farm Award from the province for the original homestead remaining in the family for 100 years. Always a kind and gentle man, Carl will be remembered by his neighbours and friends for his selfless willingness to help others, his dedication and generosity, and his love of practical jokes. As a young man he contracted polio while helping his sister's family in Chelan, an affliction that would affect him, but not hinder him, for the rest of his life. His parents were petitioners for establishment of Abbott School District, served on the Board of Trustees, and boarded a number of school teachers, among them his future wife, May Anderson. They were married on July 26, 1941 in Trossachs and after a honeymoon trip to Greenwater Lake and Chelan, they resided on the family farm and began their family of three children. After several years on the farm, the young family moved to Trossachs to take advantage of school opportunities, and both Carl and May became active in the community and in the United Church, and enjoyed square dancing for a number of years with the Trossachs Square Dance Club. In recent years, Carl and May enjoyed playing music together, and sharing their music playing with the Weyburn Merry Makers, playing old time music at nursing homes and for functions in the Weyburn area. Still active, but with failing health, they moved into Weyburn in 2003 to be closer to health care services and their music. Following the death of May in April of this year, Carl's health continued to decline, leading finally to congestive heart failure, the cause of his death. Late of Bison Manor, Weyburn, Carl was predeceased by May his wife of 64 years; his parents, David and Chloe Crump; sisters, Bertha Rogers, Gerty Dalgleish, and Agnes Glazer. Much loved and missed by his family, Carl is survived by sister, Ida Frederickson of Weyburn; children: Brian (Gail) Crump of Arcola, Betty Dannenberg of Napa, California and Bruce (Bonnie) Crump of Regina; grandchildren: Sandra (Mark) Weiss of Vancouver, BC, David (Jolene) Crump of Saskatoon, Jon-Michael Dannenberg and Carrie-Lee Dannenberg both of Dixon, California, and Jason Crump of Regina; and great grandchildren: Nathan Weiss of Vancouver, BC, and Josie Crump of Saskatoon. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral service was held Monday, November 6, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Brian Nast, Monty Bissett, Eric Dorsch, John Boldt, Bob Moule and Bob Cooper. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Carl to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)
Anton William Strycharz
Anton William Strycharz, late of Weyburn, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2006 at the age of 85 years. Anton was predeceased by his parents Peter and Agnes Strycharz. He is survived by his brother Rudolf Strycharz of Tyvan; his sister Isabel Thurmeier of Regina; nephew Robert Thurmeier, Edmonton, AB; a niece Elizabeth (Lyle) Stelzer of Calgary, AB; great nieces: Tara, Angelique and Amanda Thurmeier; a great nephew James Rice and a great great nephew Damian Clemen. A prayer service was held Sunday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral Mass was held Monday, November 6, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Gerry Bauche, Celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were Lyle Stelzer, William Strycharz, Edward Gall, Robert Thurmeier, Ray Paslawski and David Zyla. The Weyburn Knights of Columbus and the Royal Canadian Legion, Weyburn Branch provided the Honor Guard. For family and friends so wishing donations in memory of Anton may be made to the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic, 4101 Dewdney Ave. Regina, SK S4T 7T1 or to a Charity of Choice. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family 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"
Douglas Charles Mead (Ogema) Sept. 9, 1958 to Oct. 30, 2006. Beloved: husband to Donna Marie; stepfather to Marty (wife Rocio) and Amy (husband Greg); grandfather to Haven, PJ, and Eden; son to Vivian; brother to Jane (husband John) and Keith; nephew to Joyce, Val (husband Hugh); and, uncle to Aaron, Seth, and Hannah. He is predeceased by: father Dick Mead; grandparents Douglas and Barbara Mead; Arthur and Alice Douglas, uncle Bill Douglas; and, cousins Douglas and Murray Gibson. Doug was welcomed into God's eternal grace after a two-month battle with cancer. He was an honest hardworking man that always made time for friends and family. He participated in community events with a passion, loved spending time in the fields, and developed a love of fishing. A special thanks goes out to the entire community of Ogema led by Gordon and Greg that helped get this year's harvest off the fields. The Legion Hall in Ogema hosted a service of remembrance on Friday November 3, at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia.