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 a 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 forty-one 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 fifty-seven 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 three very fine women: his granddaughter, Kelly Paul, daughter, Arla Johnson and wife, Clara. 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. Keith composed this obituary when he learned he had terminal cancer, also wishing donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in his memory. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
Ruth Audrey Cugnet
Ruth Audrey Cugnet, late of Weyburn, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the age of 84 years. Ruth was predeceased by her father, Gerald Sherrow; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Theresa and Edmond Cugnet; her husband, Raymond Cugnet in 2000; brothers-in-law, Albert, Edward, George, Lucien Cugnet and Robert Dorsch. Ruth will be lovingly remembered by her mother, Rosalie Sherrow, Weyburn; her four children: Judy (Dwight) Tisdale, Prince Albert, and stepchildren: Aaron Tisdale, Regina, Denise (Justin) and Jacob Bailey, Yellowknife, NWT, Bryan (Dawn Merchoff) Tisdale, Victoria, BC; Gene (Kathy) Cugnet, Weyburn and their children: Raymond, Pilot Butte, Nicolas, Nathan, Quinton, Weyburn; Audrey (Doug) Court, Las Vegas, NV and their children: Jason (Kathy) and family Alec and Kaylee Irvine, Weyburn, Emily Court, Moose Jaw; Cara Court and daughter, Braylin, Prince Albert; and Kim (Pam) Cugnet and their children: Jaimie, Mitch and Mark, Cochrane, AB; two brothers: Donald (Isabelle) Sherrow of Weyburn, Lyle (Marlene) Sherrow of Halbrite; five sisters: Margaret Cugnet of Weyburn, Edith Dorsch of Weyburn, Dorothy (Ed) Stalberg of Comox, BC, Phyllis (Ernie) Sonnenberg, Weyburn, and Gae (Harvey) Gall, Weyburn; sisters-in-law: Mary and Irene Cugnet, Weyburn, and Margaret Cugnet, Yorkton and her aunt, Doris Adder, Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a much loved extended family. Ruth Audrey Sherrow was born on July 17, 1921 in Halbrite. The second child of eight children, born to Gerald and Rosalie Sherrow. Ruth was raised on a farm at Halbrite, she helped her dad with the outside work and was his right hand man. Ruth took her schooling at Halbrite and then went to Teacher's College in Regina. After finishing her education, she taught for two years at Heiburg School, south of Lang. In her younger days, Ruth used to go to dances and parties at Halbrite. That is where she started dating a young man named Raymond who became the love of her life. She finished teaching in June of 1945, and they were married in October of that same year. They raised a family of four, two sons and two daughters. They farmed in the Ralph district, living on the farm that they bought from Raymond's parents. Ruth and Raymond bought a house in Weyburn in 1979 and retired from farming, so they said. That didn't stop Ruth from going out and helping with the gardening and cooking meals for the men in the field. Ruth was an amazing cook and baker, that's why we all look like we do. Ruth enjoyed going to bingo and playing cards. She was quite lucky at bingo. On Sundays she would cook supper and invite us in. After supper we would play cards, she was lucky at cards, too. For many years she participated in the Farmer's Market at Christmas time with her baking and her crochet work. Ruth was a very kind, generous, loving, and at times forgiving woman. I remember one time we were sitting in the kitchen at the farm, discussing paint color. I said, "Who painted those rooms upstairs, those colors are really ugly." She looked at me and said "I did". Oops! Well, I said, "They are really ugly". See how forgiving she was, she still welcomed me into the family. Ruth moved into an apartment in 2001 where she lived alone until that became difficult for her to do. In October, 2004, Gene and Kathy and the boys moved into Weyburn and she moved in with them. There was a lot of joy having her live with Gene and Kathy, but there was also some stress, like having two women living in the same house. Ruth lived with Gene and Kathy until October of 2005, at that time, she became sick and it became too difficult to keep her at home. She went into the General Hospital on October 17, was transferred to Tatagwa View on December 13. She lived there until her passing on January 7. One of the great joys in her life was her grandchildren and the time she spent with them. They gave her as much joy as she gave them. She was a great influence in her children and grandchildren's lives. These are some of my (Kathy) memories of Ruth. We all have our own special memories of Ruth. She touched a lot of lives in her own way. That is obvious by the number of family and friends who gathered to celebrate her life. The family thanks each and every one of you for being here with us. The Memorial Service for Ruth Audrey Cugnet was held on Friday, January 13, at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran Officiating. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Ruth to The Saskatchewan 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"
William (Bill) Blake Frederick
William (Bill) Blake Frederick, late of Weyburn, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at the age of 86 years. Bill was predeceased by his wife: Ellen; his parents: Edward and Pearl Frederick; brothers: Charles Frederick and Stan Edwards and a brother in infancy in 1918; great grandchild: Keelan Tessier; sister-in-law: Edna Lindskog; and brother-in-law: Nels Holdstock. Bill is survived by his sister: Alberta Holdstock; brothers: Robert (Sylvia) Gent and Johnny Frederick; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Frederick, Lena Frederick and Shirley Edwards; brothers-in-law: Syd (Dorothy) Lindskog and Gordon (Phyllis) Lindskog; sons: Terry (Elaine) Frederick and Rodger Frederick and daughter-in-law: Vicky Frederick; grandchildren: Rose (Rob) Patterson, Tracy (Cyril) Tessier, Troy (Charlotte) Frederick, Jason (Lisa) Frederick, Jamie (Brent) Puhlman, Mark and Melody Frederick; great grandchildren: Alisha, Carsey, Emerson and Skylar Patterson; Keely, Keegan, Keena and Keera Tessier; Blake, Jeanette, Rebecca and Adam Frederick; Shayne Frederick and Logan Puhlman and numerous other family members. Bill was born February 1, 1919, the second oldest son of Edward and Pearl Frederick of Halbrite. Bill had five brothers and one sister. In 1931, the family moved to a farm two miles north of Tribune. In 1933 their father died from cancer after a short illness. Bill, 14 at the time, hauled the coal home to Tribune with team and wagon or sleight, a distance of 15 miles one way. In 1934, the family moved to Colgate, as their mother was ill with cancer. That summer, Bill herded cattle for neighbours with his black and white Shetland pony, Trixie. Bill's mother died in Regina on May 15, 1935. Bill stayed with Edwin and Bill Ernst at Tribune. In the summer of 1935 he worked for Joe Ellingson. That fall, at 16, he worked for Ray Buell on his threshing outfit. In the next three years he worked for Lars Ellingson, Ivor Lindskog, Mayo Bessette and Bill Turner farming and on threshing rigs. He mined coal at Neptune and Harptree with Shorty Insko for three winters. Bill has his miner's certificate. In 1937, due to drought and grasshoppers here, he road the freight cars to northern Saskatchewan looking for work which he found in Sturgis. He came back in the fall and worked for Ivor Lindskog hauling relief feed from Neptune, an often cold job with team and sleigh (as you had to meet the train no matter what the weather). In 1940, Bill contracted sleeping sickness and was very ill with a high fever for a few days. That fall he was operated on for acute appendicitis at the old Weyburn Hospital. Three weeks after being discharged, Bill was pitching bundles at the threshing rig for Oliver Bangsund. That winter he stayed with Lars and Edna Ellingson. Bill was called to the army in 1940 but was discharged due to a heart murmur. Bill played ball on the Maxim boys' ball team. They had a great time at local tournaments and were often victorious. Bill married Ellen Lindskog (on a Saturday evening) on August 29, 1942 at Weyburn. That winter they lived at Mary and Elling Ellingson's. The next summer Bill worked for Bill Turner and rented George Watt's land. That fall they moved to the Helmer Nelson farm. Bill and Ellen had two sons; Terry in 1945 and Rodger in 1954. Bill and Ellen lived on Paulin Ellingson's; then bought Joe Ellingson's house and moved to SW 10-4-16 (north of Immanuel Lutheran Church). In 1960, they bought Ben King's house. Bill and Ellen enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. Bill suffered from Parkinson's Disease since 1960. Ellen passed away April 25, 1990 after a battle with diabetes and heart disease. Bill continued to live at home; then moved to Rose Anne's (his granddaughter) in Regina and then to SVECC and then to Tatagwa View in Weyburn until his passing. The funeral service for William (Bill) Blake Frederick was held on Tuesday, January 17, at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson Officiating. The Active Pallbearers were Troy Frederick, Jason Frederick, Stan Lindskog, Lyndon Barrett, Gordon Gent and Rodney Lindskog. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Bill 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"
Fred Earl Farr
Fred Earl Farr, 89, of Ogema, passed away on on January 15, 2006 at the Bengough Health Centre. Fred was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Annie Farr; his wife of 65 years, Clara, in November, 2005; his son, Thomas Farr; brothers: Roy, Wesley and Albert Farr. He is survived by his children: Roger Farr, Ogema, Howard Farr (Jackie) Chauvin, AB and Nancy (Myles) Schaefer, Regina; nine grandchildren: Ken (Shelley) Farr, Barbara (Terrence) Beckett, Jacki Farr, Curtis Farr, Alannah, T.J. and Gabrial Farr, Makenzie and Morgan Schaefer; five great grandchildren: Dustin and Danielle Farr, Alex and Margo Beitel and Heather Beckett; his sister, Elsie Fournier, Moose Jaw; a sister-in-law, Margret Farr, Iowa Park, Texas; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Fred was born June 20, 1916 at the homestead east of Ogema in a 10x12 foot, tar roof shack. He was the second child of five. Fred, after his retirement, restored the shack to how he remembered it when he was young. Fred loved horses and dogs, always having a dog until they moved into Ogema. Fred was also quite a bronc rider and taught his horse to do tricks. Farming was in Fred's blood and he bought his own farm in 1938. On September 9, 1940, he married Clarabell Thompson of Lake Alma. They were married for 65 years and coincidentally, Fred passed on 65 days after Clara's passing. Fred worked hard at hauling coal with a team of horses and then hauling just about anything for anybody once he bought himself a truck. Moving buildings was his next employment and he bought an outfit from Winnie Souther. He moved buildings for 32 years. After retiring from that, Fred joked he had 30 years of neglect on the farm to clean up. Fred played fiddle and guitar in a band at community dances for several years. Music was an important part of his life and his love of it was passed on to his four children. Fred was always very proud of his family. He found a lot of enjoyment with his grandchildren. Fred was a hard working, honest man who's word was his bond. When faced with a problem he would step back and roll one of his infamous funnel shaped cigarettes and assess the situation or pull out his pack of smokes to draw a diagram on the package. He was very methodical in his planning. After his retirement, he enjoyed tinkering in his garage restoring antiques and whistling to old time dance music. He loved the farm and was very saddened to have to move into town when his health failed. Although our old cowboy will be sadly missed, we are comforted knowing he is at home with family and friends that passed on before him and his pain and suffering is no more. Many, many thanks to Dr.Wong and the staff at the BHC for the wonderful care, given to Dad over the past five years plus. We appreciate the patience, the good-natured teasing, and the affection shown to Dad and although he did not always show it, we know he appreciated it too! A Service of Remembrance was held on Thursday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. from the Ogema Legion Hall, with Rev. Teresa Burnett-Cole Officiating. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in memory of Fred to The Heart and Stroke Fund of Saskatchewan or to The Canadian Cancer Society. 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"
Annie Elizabeth Frey
On Friday, January 13, 2006, Annie Elizabeth Frey, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 84 years. Annie was predeceased by her father and mother, William and Katherine Schmidt; her husband, Frank Frey; six sisters: Mary Neverka, Kate Klemenz, Annie Loos, Elizabeth Jacob, Helen Schmidt, and infant sister, Magdalena Schmidt; six brothers: Tony Schmidt, Frank Schmidt, William Schmidt, Joseph Schmidt, Peter Schmidt and infant brother, John Schmidt. Annie will be lovingly remembered by her family, three sons: Gordon (Helga) Frey of Copperas Cove, Texas, Brian (Delores) Frey of Weyburn, Sask. and Marvyn (Linda) Frey of Calgary, AB; grandchildren: Andrea (Steve) Gildge, Lynnette (Jeff) Richards, Shannon (Kyle) Verhelst, Erin (Andy) Frey and Trevor (Val) Frey; great grandchildren: Alexander and Samantha Gildge, Emily and Alex Richards, Tessa, Logan and Brandon Verhelst and Tanner and Teagan Francis, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Annie Elizabeth Frey was born November 26, 1921 at Horizon. She was brought up Catholic along with her 12 brothers and sisters. They lived on the farm and worked in their parents' grocery store. She also worked as a nanny, at the dry cleaners and in a restaurant. Annie married Frank Frey on December 14, 1942 in McTaggart. They lived in British Columbia for the first three years of their marriage before moving back to Weyburn where Frank and Annie both worked at the General Hospital. Two years later they decided to try farming, but after two years of no luck they moved to Regina, then back to Weyburn where Annie again worked as a cook at the hospital, then at Weyburn Nursing Home until 1970 when she retired. Frank and Annie were involved with the start up of the Wheatland Seniors Centre and she was a member of the C.W.L. She loved to play cards, read, play bingo, and visit with family and friends. She also enjoyed making quilts. Frank and Annie traveled to their ancestors' home country of Hungary for a visit and to see where their parents were born. In July, 2000, Annie moved into the Weyburn Special Care Home. She was on the welcoming committee, where she enjoyed meeting the new residents and welcoming them to their new home. She loved to spend time with family and friends and visit with people. Annie will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Prayers were said Tuesday, January 17, at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, January 18, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Ed Jacob, Joe Honig, Donald Schmidt, Robert Young, Bill Zerie and Lloyd Schmidt. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Annie to the Wheatland Seniors' Centre. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
On Sunday, January 15, 2006, Jeanne Suzette Lockyer, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 84 years. Jeanne was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Mabel Dobson; husband, Derek Lockyer; grandson, Will Glass; brother and sister in law, Peter and Dreena Dobson. Jeanne is survived by her daughter, Heather (Brian) Glass of Weyburn; and sons: Nigel (Sylvia) Dobson and Keith (Barbara) Lockyer of England; grandchildren: Michelle Racinsky of Picture Butte, AB; Andrea (Richard) Berogna, Matteo and Alessia; Nicola (Darron) Christopher and Ewan; Neil (Aimee) Dobson; Alastair (Becky) Lockyer and twins, Abi and Rosie; Kelly (Richard) Monkham and Robin and Daisy; Russell Lockyer; sister, Muriel (Sam) Small, all of England; nieces: Keay (Richard) Golletz, Anne (Doug) Hay and Adam; Susan Dobson, all of Brandon, MB; extended family: Peter and Gina Mansbridge of England, Alisha and Troy Bell of Colgate, SK; Daryl Lennox, Wendy Wagner and Kolynda Lennox of Weyburn, SK; Murray and Marg Spearman and family of Moose Jaw, SK; Gladys and Willis Morrison of Henderson, Nevada, USA. Jeanne Suzette Lockyer was born at Portsmouth, England on June 26, 1921. She always had lots of stories about her and her sister going to dances during the war. She always told the good stories, and occasionally talked of the close calls with bombs dropping. She attended school at Hayling Island then hairdressing school in Portsmouth. She started working life as a hairdresser in her dad's barber shop, then had several different jobs through the years until moving to Canada. Jeanne served in Fire Service in England during WW2. She and the rest of her family had to move when their house got bombed out. On May 29, 1945, Jeanne married Derek C.W. Lockyer at Hayling Island, England. They lived in England until moving to Canada in 1970, where she lived in Kenora, Ontario, Sioux Lookout, Ontario and finally Weyburn. Jeanne was a 30 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Kenora, ON, serving as flag bearer in the Legion Color Party for a number of years. She received a certificate of Merit from the R.C.L. and won several dart trophies and medals. She enjoyed playing darts, knitting and doing word puzzles. On Saturday, her favorite past time was watching soccer on TV. Jeanne hated being called "Jeannie" right up to the day before she died she still gave a nurse heck for doing so. She never forgot her years in England and was always looking forward to the next trip back there. She loved getting the latest photos of family in England. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by those she knew and loved. A Visitation was held Wednesday, January 18 from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral service was held Thursday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those who were not in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Connor Rodine, Clarence Goebel, John New, Murray Spearman, Sandy Wyness and Troy Bell. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Jeanne to the Weyburn and District United Way. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
Olive Agnes Daley
Olive Agnes Daley, late of Radville, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at the age of 88 years. Olive was born on September 27, 1917 on the S1/2 7-5-18 W 2nd near Gladmar. Olive was predeceased by her parents; her husband: Lyall Daley; her brothers: Charles and Milo; and her sisters: Margetta and Louise. Olive is survived by her children: Ronald Daley, Cold Lake, AB, Joan (Robert) Steponchev, Regina, Rick Daley (Elaine) Radville, and Deb (Brad) Mason, Naicam; nine grandchildren: Darcy (Kathy) Stepon-chev, Darren (Brenda) Steponchev, Tanya (Paul) Daestrala, Tammy Erickson, twins: Cory Erickson and Carrie (Darcy) Natowaysin, Melinda Daley, Nickolas (Danielle) Daley and Reid Daley; great grandchildren: Laura Steponchev, Karson Daley, Codi Gibson, Skylar Daley, Zoe Daley, Maxwell and Rowan Daestrala, Desirae and Cydney Natowaysin, and Cassius Erickson; several nieces and nephews. A Visitation was held on Friday, January 20, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Radville United Church. The funeral service for Olive was held on Saturday, January 21, at 2:00 p.m. from the Radville United Church, with Pastor Shelby Kinrade Officiating. All of her grandchildren were honorary pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were Wendal Bailey, Winston Bailey, Don Linton, Gordon Stewart, Darcy Barth and Doug Lewgood. Interment followed in Laurier Cemetery, Radville. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Olive may be made to the Radville Marian Health Center, Palliative Care Fund. 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"
Ole Ryan of Midale, passed away at the Mainprize Health Centre on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at the age of 104 years. Ole was born on December 19, 1901 near Sparbu, Norway. His family emigrated to North America in 1903 to the Ambrose, North Dakota area and then to Outram area in 1907. In the latter part of the 1920's they moved to a farm near Beaubier. Ole married Ruth Torkelson in 1933 at Lake Alma. In 1934 they moved to Chagoness, where they farmed until 1940 when they returned to Beaubier. In 1957, Ole and Ruth moved to Estevan and then to Midale in 1973 where he lived until his passing. The last few years were spent at the Mainprize Health Centre. Thank you to all who cared for Ole at Mainprize. Ole was predeceased by his wife: Ruth; four sisters: Lena (Evald) Forsgren, Aasta (Bjarne) Hofstad, Gudrun (Helge) Johnson, and Mabel (Leland) Torkelson; one brother: Olaf (Virginia) Ryan; two grandchildren: Marlin and Wendy; son-in-law: Harold Dynna; daughter-in-law: Evelyn (nee: Daae) Ole is survived by his three children: Arlin (Linda) Ryan, Lois Dynna and Marvin (Carole) Ryan; fifteen grandchildren; forty-four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four step-children and their children; nieces, nephews and many members of the extended family. Ole's Celebration of Life was held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Wednesday, January 18, at 2:00 p.m. in Midale, with Pastor Donna Smalley officiating. The Active Pallbearers were Bradley Ryan, Sheldon Ryan, Wendell Ryan, Marvin Ryan, Bryan Dynna and Wayne Daae. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Burial in Westphalia Cemetery, Midale followed the service. Memorial gifts, in lieu of flowers, may be given to The Gideons, Lutheran World Relief, Mainprize Health Centre or to the Charity of your 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"
Jean F. Quirie
Jean F. Quirie passed away peacefully January 16, 2006 at the Crocus Plains Villa in Weyburn. Predeceased by her parents, Marshel and Mary Lehman; three brothers: Norman, Marshall and Bruce; her husband, William (Bill) Quirie; one son, John Bruce McIntosh; father of Gary and John, Fred McIntosh. Jean leaves to mourn, one son, Gary (Shirley) McIntosh of Niagara Falls, ON; daughter-in-law, Vera McIntosh, Aldergrove, BC; grandchildren: Debbie McIntosh of Burlington, ON, Donna McIntosh of Niagara Falls, ON, Diana Foster of Niagara Falls, ON and Duncan McIntosh of Aldergrove, BC; sisters: Ruth Hutton of Regina; Beatrice Whiteford of Qualcuim Beach, BC; Maria Ward of North Vancouver, BC; and Geraldine (Ray) Purdie of Victoria, BC; numerous nieces, nephews and great grandchildren; special friends, Bob and Dot Hack, Paul and Kaye Baudria. Jean was born at Tugaske, on April 11, 1911. She sang in the choir and taught Sunday School, then went on to be a teacher and taught in Kenora or a few years. Jean came to Weyburn and worked at the Co-op Creamery until retirement as a book keeper. She brought up two boys, John and Gary. In 1969 Jean married Bill Quirie, those were happy times as they both enjoyed life. She liked to dance and have a good time. She enjoyed sports, especially curling and won many trophies. During a game, her team got an eight-ender, which is very rare. They both liked gardening and took a lot of pride in their yard. She also liked to read. After Bill passed away in 2001, Jean stayed in her house but found it hard to keep it up, so decided to move to Crocus Plains Villa in October, 2003. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary, and she had just received her 30 years pin. She was also a member of the Royal Purple and had just received a 45 years pin. One of the highlights of her life was when her four sisters came in 2003 and they were reunited for the first time in 13 years. The family would like to thank Crocus Plains Villa for the care given to Jean. A Family Service was held Saturday, January 21, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, in her memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)