On Sunday, January 1, 2006, William Carl Schultz, long time resident of Pangman, passed away at the age of 93 years with his family at his side. He was born on August 8, 1912. He was the son of Henry and Bertha Cords Schultz. William is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Jean Schultz (Pollard); his son James and wife Penny; three grandsons Ryan, Cole and Jason; his brother Henry Schultz and wife Betty of Granger, Indiana; five sisters Lelah Linkert of Pangman, Elsie Wolfram of Churchbridge, Bernice Knepp and her husband Eldon of South Bend, Indiana, Ruth Brown of Granger, Indiana and Inez Brand of LaGrange, Texas as well as a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Bertha Schultz; his three brothers Gilford, Clinton and Wilmar and his sister Bertha Bradway. William farmed the family farm in Pangman until the time of his passing. He touched many people in his life and will be greatly missed by all. A memorial service was held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Saturday, January 7, 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre Street, Regina, SK S4P 2R3. Family and friends are invited to sign a book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.
Kenneth Delbert Tripp
Kenneth Delbert Tripp, late of Weyburn, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at the age of 77 years. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Eldon and Ivy Tripp; one brother, Lawrence; three sisters, Hazel, Emma and Mabel. He leaves to mourn his wife of 57 years, Hazel Tripp of Weyburn; his children: Delores Frey (Brian), Weyburn, Delbert Tripp (Irene), Weyburn, Beverly Simpson (Jim), Carievale, Dewayne Tripp (Leona), Weyburn; ten grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and cousins: Keith and Bernard Tripp. The Service of Remembrance for Kenneth Delbert Tripp was held on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations in memory of Ken may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation 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"
Wm. Keith Paul
Wm. Keith Paul born, June 16, 1922, died, January 4, 2006. Keith was born number eight in the large Paul family that began in 1905. Though the adversities of wars brought depression, early deaths in the family and often near poverty, they emerged proud and caring members of their community. It's Keith's wish that the following generations maintain this image. Keith spent his formative and educational years at Tyvan, Brownlee, Kisbey and Weyburn. After his education, he spent a few years on a farm, but joined the R.C. N. V. R. and was trained in Regina, Esquimalt, BC, Halifax, NS and Baltimore, Maryland. He was then posted on the corvette "H.M.C.S. Kamsack" and spent the next two years doing convoy duty on the North Atlantic. At war's end, Keith returned to Weyburn, thankful he had survived and not knowingly had to take a human being's life under the guise of war. In the Fall of 1945, Keith started a 41 year career in psychiatric nursing. The first few years, due to custodial care philosophies, there was little personal satisfaction, but with advances and changes in the mental health field and more progressive personnel, this career grew into a rewarding and satisfying life until his retirement in 1987. Most of his career and retirement years were shared by his wife, Clara for over 57 years. She helped Keith around many rough corners over the years. Keith was the last of his family, being predeceased by his parents, seven sisters and two brothers. He was also predeceased by his wife, Clara, daughter, Arla Johnson and granddaughter, Kelly Paul. Surviving are two sons, Terry (Wanda) Paul and Brian (Verna) Paul, and one son-in-law, Morris Johnson, three sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, also numerous nieces and nephews. At heart, Keith was a proud, kind and caring individual with a good sense of humor, however, this was often over shadowed by his cynical and self-directed disposition. Also Keith was very conscious of any form of hypocrisy. This affected relationships and molded his unorthodox philosophies of life. On his request, cremation will take place. There will be no religious services. His ashes will be placed alongside those of his wife in the Columbarium at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, date pending. Donations may be made in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, (842-5432)
Elizabeth Anne Yung
Elizabeth (Betty) Anne Yung passed away December 28th, 2005 at the age of 87 years, in Radville with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Theresa Pingert; her husband, John, four brothers: Edward (in infancy), Nicholas, William and Albert and also sister-in-law, Anna Marie Pingert. She leaves to mourn, daughter, Margaret and Harvey Miller of Ogema, and son, Raymund and Shannon Yung of Weyburn; grandchildren: Brent Miller, Angela and Jason Frey, Derek, Curtis, Kimberly, Shaniya and Shauntay Yung, great grandchildren: Cole Miller, Dylan, Delaney and Rhett Frey; one brother, Wilfred and Mary Pingert; two sisters-in-law: Anna Pingert and Louise Reviere, along with numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and in-laws. Betty was born on the family farm north of Amulet. She attended Medora School to grade nine then quit to stay home and help on the farm. She went to Avonlea to cooking school and then worked in Regina as a cook in a restaurant. Cooking and baking were some of her greatest passions, as many of us can attest to her great meals prepared in a few minutes. Betty taught community college, German cooking classes in many communities including: Ogema, Bengough, Assiniboia, Parry, Mazenoid, Mossbank, Coronach, Tugauske and Weyburn, where she enjoyed every moment she spent getting to know and help the students. She received many letters over the years praising her passion for teaching and cooking. She became well known for her buns, broccoli casserole, cabbage rolls, apple strudel, German hot potato salad and canned peaches. On October 14, 1942, Betty married John Yung who was the love of her life. They then lived on a farm near Parry and later bought the Maxwell place two and a half miles north of Amulet. In 1975 they retired to Ogema where they resided until their health declined. Betty loved children and was always bringing a nephew or niece home with her. Finally they adopted two children, Margaret in 1953 and Raymund in 1956. They were always told they were very special because they were chosen. Betty's deep love for her children carried on to her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. No task was ever too great for her to help the kids with and they always knew her door was open. Betty's sewing skills there was nothing Betty couldn't mend, repair or create and was as close to a professional seamstress as one could get. Another role for her was doctor Betty. There are many stories of her famous Mustard Plasters, a sure cure for a cold. She was always the nurse maid, to family, friends or someone who needed her help. Her biggest role was taking care of her husband, John, especially after he developed Parkinson's Disease and she remained by his side caring for him until his death in 2004. They were able to spend 61 wonderful years by each others side. Betty's faith in God was very strong. She never missed a Sunday Service or went through a day without a prayer. After her health declined and she was no longer able to attend mass, she would often be found with her Bible and Rosary. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Prayers were said Friday, December 30 at 7:00 p.m. from Holy Angel's Church in Pangman. The Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, December 31 at 10:30 a.m. from Holy Angel's Roman Catholic Church, Pangman with Father Francis "Prince" Kurisinkal celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were her grandchildren: Brent Miller, Angela Frey, Curtis Yung, Derek Yung, Jason Frey and Kimberly Yung. Donations in memory of Betty can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Deep South Personal Care Home, the Radville Marian Health Centre or a charity of choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn and Radville. (842-5432 & 869-2566)
H. George Milne
H. George Milne, late of Weyburn, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2006 at the age of 76 years. George was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Christina Milne, father and mother-in-law, John and Mary Harkness and a brother-in-law Robert Silliker. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years Yvonne of Weyburn; his children: Karen (Bill) Coleman, Weyburn, Jennifer (Michael) Houlden, Yellowknife, NWT and Jeff (Melissa) Milne of Hanna, AB; three grandchildren, Lisa (Derrick) Coleman, Ryan Coleman and Amelia Milne; his sister Peggy (Jim) McKellar of Carlyle and family, his cousins in Manitoba, sisters-in-law Margaret Silliker of Ottawa, ON and Jean (Cam) Gaudet, Aylmer, QC and their families. George was born in Scotsguard on May 17, 1929. George married Yvonne Harkness on April 17, 1954. They farmed on the Harkness farm in the Hazelbank district, north of Kisbey for 17 years. They moved to Weyburn in 1971 where George was employed at Co-op Implements until 1985. George worked at the Co-op Department store and then on to Grace United Church, until his retirement. George and Yvonne enjoyed traveling across Canada and abroad with particular enjoyment of Canada's north. George enjoyed hockey and skated until he was into his 70's. He tied many children's skates during his time at public skating. But most important to George was his family. The Service of Remembrance for George was held on Wednesday, January 11th at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Weyburn with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment was held at Warmley Cemetery, Kisbey. All in Attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. For friends so wishing, donations in memory of George may be made to The Alzheimer Association of Saskatchewan or to the Canadian Cancer Society- Research Division. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. If so desired, expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com "Our family serving your family"
Leonard J. Geiger
Leonard J. Geiger, late of Griffin, passed away after a long, courageous battle with cancer, on Sunday January 1st/2006, at the age of 69 years. Leonard was predeceased by his parents, Elmer J. and Beatrice Geiger, and an infant brother Robert. He leaves to mourn his wife, Donna of Griffin; His Children; Colin, Denver, Colorado, Ronald (Sonya) of Kyle, Cheryl (Jon) Rozema, Jacksonville, Florida, Charlene (Dwight) Gall, Weyburn, Janelle (Jim) Murphy, Torquay. Grandchildren: Richard & Tyler Geiger, Aliesha & Ryan Gall, Jessie & Alandra Murphy, Aislyn Rozema. One brother Elmer (Janet) Geiger of Griffin, Mother-in-law Alice Sinclair, Saskatoon, sister-in-law Nada Ritchie, Saskatoon and Colleen (Wilfred) Linfield, Regina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Leonard was born at Davidson, April 5, 1936. In 1937, his family moved to the Flathead Valley of Montana, USA. While there, they lived in three of the local towns. Then, in 1945, they moved to a small dairy farm on the eastern slope of the valley with the North crow canyon of the Rocky Mountains behind. This was Leonard's childhood dream place. When chores were done, he loved to hike and fish with his dog Spotty. (This was a place he had the joy of sharing with all his children and one granddaughter.) The family moved back to Canada in 1952, and settled near Froude. In 1953, Leonard moved to Davidson to work at the Monarch lumberyard. In 1955, he was transferred to Rosetown. In 1958, he started doing the bookkeeping for Canadian Propane. Shortly after this he met his wife Donna; they were married June 4, 1960. In 1961, he was transferred to Winnipeg, MB where he worked until July 1962. He and Donna returned to the Froude area to help his parents rebuild their home after a fire. In 1963, he and Donna bought the farm that they are currently living on. Leonard enjoyed working with lumber. Over the years, he built nearly all the buildings on their farm, as well as doing small woodworking projects. He was a 4-H woodworking leader for five years. He served on the local church board, as well as the local Wheat Pool committee. He was also on the Weyburn Co-op board for many years. Leonard was an animal lover; something he shared and passed on to all his children and grandchildren. Another love that he shared and passed on to his family was his love of drawing. The dining room table was used as much for drawing with his grandchildren when they visited, as it was for eating! The Service of Remembrance and Tribute to Leonard's life was held on Monday, January 16 at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev John Ferrier and US Navy Chaplain Jon Rozema officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. He will be greatly missed. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Leonard to the Weyburn Humane Society or to the Sun Country Therapeutic Animal Park, Box 2003, Weyburn, SK, S4H 2Z9. 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"
Erna Emilie Wanner
On Tuesday, January 10, 2006, Erna Emilie Wanner, late of Crocus Plains Villa, Weyburn, passed away at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph Wanner, January 29, 1996; her parents, Fredrick and Selma Block; one brother, Otto Block and his wife, May; and brother-in-law, Werner Strecker. Erna will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Martha Strecker of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta; her close friend, Alma Pearson of Weyburn, many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Erna Emilie Wanner was born September 10, 1920 at Bromhead. She grew up on the family farm south of Bromhead with parents, Fred and Selma Block and two siblings, Otto and Martha. She lived south of Bromhead until 16 years of age, then moved to B.C. with her parents, where she found employment as a maid for one year. They moved back to the family farm, then she moved to Estevan where she met her husband, Joe Wanner. After their marriage on July 18, 1951, they moved to Fort Qu'Appelle where she worked as a nurse's aid at Fort San. They then moved to Weyburn where she has resided until her passing. Erna was involved with the South Sask. Regiment through her husband, Joe. They attended the reunions for many years. She was a seamstress and enjoyed needle point and loved dancing. Erna was a very organized person and dedicated her life to caring for others. She was very devoted to her family and friends. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Funeral service was held Friday, January 13 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Erna to Crocus Plains Villa, Weyburn. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd, Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
Nicki, third child of Joe and Vi (Baker) Hodgson, was born and raised in the Cannington area. She received her schooling at Keverne, Wawota and Manor. On May 11, 1963, she married Dallas Lynch, eldest son of Earl and Nora (Appleton) Lynch. Both of their children were born in Carlyle, a stillborn daughter, Jaqueline in 1964 and a son, Corey in 1970. They moved to Weyburn in 1975. They lived in both Weyburn and McTaggart. Corey passed away in 1993. Dallas was diagnosed with cancer in March 2004 and passed away on March 7, 2004. Nicki was already battling cancer and in 2005 it reoccurred and it was untreatable. Nicki did not let this stop her from working at her several jobs until one month before her passing. Nicki spent her last days with family and friends at Manor and Kipling. On January 9, 2006 she passed away at the Kipling Health Centre with her family and a wonderful nursing staff by her side. Nicki had tremendous courage and an amazing will to live. She loved her work, roses, family, friends and laughter. She will be missed. Violet Elsie Nichol Lynch was predeceased by her parents, Joe and Vi Hodgson; her loving husband, Dallas Lynch; daughter, Jacqueline Lynch; son, Corey Lynch; two sisters, Cindy and Jacqueline Hodgson; niece, Jacqueline Hodgson and nephew, Robert Wiggins. Nicki will be lovingly missed by her brothers and sisters: Vaughn Hodgson; Danny (Betty-Ann) Hodgson and their children: Dana, Autumn, Jennifer, Savanah, Brittany and Kourtlin; Steven (Elaine) Hodgson and their children: Stephanie and Matthew; Gloria (Wolfgang) Heinzmann; Marsha (Lloyd) Rolufs and their children: Kimberley, Raymond and Tanya; Chris (Ken) Wiggins and their children: Raelen, Darrin and Terry, as well as numerous great nieces, great nephews, in-laws, relatives and friends. By request of the family, a private memorial service will be held at a later date with interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Nicki to the Allan Blair Cancer Centre, 4101 Dewdney Ave, Regina, Sask. S4T 7T1. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
Louise Janette Krivoshein
Louise Janette (Jan) Krivoshein passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on December 8, 2005, after a courageous ten-year battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Visitation was December 10, 11 and 12. The funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 12, at Blue Mountain Community Church, 928 Sturm Avenue, Walla Walla, Washington. A private family graveside service was held at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Walla Walla Community Hospice through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt Cremations & Funeral Services, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362. Jan was born December 1, 1936, at her family farm house in Goodwater. She attended the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Teachers College and taught school in Canada from 1958-1963. She married Larry George Krivoshein on July 7, 1961, in Weyburn. They moved to Walla Walla in 1963, where she worked first at Walla Walla Federal Savings and then Frontier Federal for five years. She worked with Larry at Groseclose Funeral Home for 25 years and also managed the Marcus Whitman Homes for 11 years until retiring in 1997. Jan was the type of person we all strive to be. She was always thinking of others, never putting her needs first. She leaves a hole that will take much time to fill, but fill it we will with cherished memories of this extraordinary person that touched our lives and was taken from us far too quickly. Jan was very involved with P.E.O., associate member of the Junior Club, member of Hecate Investment Club, and Walla Walla Country Club. She enjoyed golfing, working in her roses, sculpting wood carvings, cooking for her family and spoiling Chevelle. Jan's greatest joy was her family and friends; we were all blessed to have known and loved her. Special thanks to the caring staff of St. Mary Regional Cancer Center who were there for her throughout her sickness. Jan is survived by her husband, Larry, of 44 years; her three children: Trevor, Scott, and Lori; their spouses, Kristan, Renee, and Mark; nine grandchildren, Andrew, Joshua, Adam, Emma, Katie, Tara, Madison, Taunya and Jamie; her sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Wally Oliver of Weyburn; her brother and sister-in-law, Don and Elda Thackeray, Cold Lake, AB; and her sister-in-law, Sandra Cleveland of Langley, BC. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Gladys Thackeray and her brother, Jim Thackeray.
Mary Edna Walde
Mary Walden (Molly) passed away peacefully on January 6, 2006 in her 98th year in Vancouver, BC. Molly was born Molly Cunningham in McTaggart on July 11, 1908. The family then moved to Yellow Grass. Molly was joined by three sisters, Kathleen, Maude and Myrtle plus one brother, Ernie. All were raised in Yellow Grass, first in the section house, and finally in the little farm yard behind the old school. Being the oldest, the task of helping raise her younger siblings fell to her at a young age, as her mother died immediately following the birth of Myrtle. Molly was predeceased by her husband Luther, her son Murray, her sisters Kathleen and Myrtle, and her brother Ernie. She is survived by her son Thorn (Alma), and a grand daughter Zoey, her sister Maude Grassick plus nieces and nephews. Molly married and moved to Vancouver where she lived most of her life. Her last ten years were spent in Courtyard Gardens in Richmond, BC. She remained active and interested in the world around her up to within a few days of her death. She will be missed by her family.