Glenn Norman Krueger
Mr. Glenn Norman Krueger of Shaunavon, aged 74, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at the Regina General Hospital. Glenn was born on May 11, 1931 in Estevan, to Carl and Clara Krueger. His mother Clara died shortly after his birth. Carl was a farmer in the Huntoon district and he struggled like many others at the time to provide for his family during the 1930's depression era. A new baby and the loss of his wife meant Carl had to rely on assistance from family, primarily Clara's mother, to help with the upbringing of Glenn and his older siblings, Lorna and Lawrence. When Glenn was age nine, his father married Eleanor Hildahl and the family soon grew to include sisters Carolyn, Karen and Bonnie. His early years were not easy and taught Glenn to not take anything or anyone for granted. This remained a guiding principle throughout his life. The value of hard work and the importance of education were lessons learned first hand as he grew up and had to make his own way long before his time. Glenn moved to Shaunavon in the 1950's to work for Tide Water Oil Company. On November 14, 1956 he married Joanne Gajek in Shaunavon. Glenn and Joanne lived in Dollard briefly and then moved house and home into Shaunavon where they raised their family, son Kim born April 29, 1958 and daughter Kelly born November 1, 1959. Glenn finished his career in 1988, and ultimately enjoyed his retirement in Shaunavon. Glenn was a loving and caring father, who was an integral and important part of both Kim and Kelly's lives right up until his passing. Many of their friends became his friends as well. Karen and Bonnie were more than just Glenn's sisters. They were his confidants to the end. Glenn was very close to his nieces and nephews and he followed their lives with great interest. Glenn was an active and concerned member of the community. Throughout his 50+ years as a resident of Shaunavon, much of his spare time was spent being actively engaged in wildlife, gun club, coaching hockey, school board, oil industry association, political campaigns, and local economic development activities. His greatest pleasures came from simple things. Glenn enjoyed the outdoors and could see in the prairies that which many missed or took for granted. Hunting, fishing, golf, gardening and simply a drive in the country, alone or with friends, would bring him great pleasure. His yard and garden provided toil and comfort. He took great pride in them and enticed many wild birds to stop by. Indoors, his enjoyment came from collecting pocket watches, cooking, reading, watching curling and hockey, following the hockey careers of extended 'family', email and of course Mei Sui, his constant companion and loving dog of the last 14 years. Glenn's wit, wisdom, generosity and humility have touched many people. His friendships transcended generations, were life-long and highly cherished. Several friends were considered and treated as family. He remained in close contact with so many whether in person, by mail, phone or email. He was predeceased by his wife, Joanne on April 2, 1992; mother, Clara on May 14, 1931; sister, Carolyn on May 20, 1946; sister, Lorna on June 26, 1969; father, Carl on February 13, 1983; stepmother, Eleanor on December 30, 1991; brother, Lawrence on March 29, 1997. Glenn is survived by son Kim in Calgary, AB, daughter Kelly in Calgary, sister Karen (Elmer Vicary) in Estevan, sister Bonnie (Don Pearson) in Surrey BC, sister-in-law Rose (Lawrence) in Victoria, BC and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life memorial in Glenn's honour will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at Christ the King Hall in Shaunavon. Interment of his cremated remains will take place at St. Mary's R.C. Cemetery at Shaunavon. Binkley's Funeral Service (www.Binkleys.com) is in charge of the arrangements.
P.J. (Bud) Bristol
On Friday, March 3, 2006, P.J. 'Bud' Bristol, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by his father, John in 1967 and mother, Alice in 1969; his wife of 52 years, Irene in 1992; one sister, Eva in 1998; brother-in-law, Johnny in 1970; and a nephew, David in 1993. Bud will be lovingly remembered by his family: two sons, Larry (Chris) Bristol of Regina and their two children: daughter Pam, her husband Sylvain and their son, David, and son, Scott; and Brian (Charlotte) Bristol of Colfax and their three children: son Troy, his wife Rindi, daughter Lana her husband Mike and their family, Amy and Brett, and son Kyle; and a niece, Pat Augustson. Bud was born in Regina on July 25, 1913. He moved with his mother, father and sister to Colfax in 1920. On January 5, 1940, Bud married Irene Stephenson in Regina. They farmed at McLean. Their first son, Larry was born December of 1940. Bud joined the army on December 8, 1941, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was discharged in December of 1945. He returned to the farm at Colfax, and their second son, Brian was born in Regina in March of 1950. Bud and Irene retired to Weyburn in 1980, and Irene passed away in February of 1992. Bud continued to reside in his Weyburn condo until October of 2000, when, after an illness, he moved to the Parkway Lodge where he resided until he was transferred to the Weyburn General Hospital on February 24, 2006. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the Parkway Lodge and the staff for making the last five years so good for Dad. We would also wish to sincerely thank Dr. Bierman and all the staff at the Weyburn General Hospital for their compassionate care in Dad's final days. Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 8, at 11:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier Officiating. Interment followed in Colfax Cemetery. The active pallbearers were: James Gibbons, Manford Howsam, Bill Pierce, Ryan Campbell, Jack Goski and Dave Pulfer. A Last Post Service was held by the members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Bud to the Weyburn General Hosptial. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
Suzanne Marie Dahlin
On Friday, February 17, 2006, Suzanne Marie Dahlin, late of Weyburn, and formerly of Saskatoon, passed away at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by her father and mother, Jean and Anne Hannotte; her husband, Carl Dahlin in 1960; brothers: John and Auguste Hannotte; and a brother-in-law, Adjutor Laventure. Suzanne will be lovingly remembered by her family: children: daughter, Rita (Orville) Klatt of Weyburn; son, Raymond Dahlin of Toronto, Ont; brother, Charles (Maria) Hannotte of St. Louie, Sask; sister, Marie Laventure of Leoville; sisters-in-law: Mary Hannotte of Humbolt, and Leah Hannotte of Prudhomme; five grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Thursday, February 23, at 2:00 p.m. from St. Donation St. Rogation Catholic Church, Prudhomme, with Father J.M. Mireau officiating. Great granddaughter, Kaitlyn Coghill did the Readings. Interment followed in Prudhomme Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were her great grandsons: Reed, Brett and Rolan, Baron Anderson, Regan and Jordan Coghill. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Suzanne to St. Donation St. Rogation Catholic Church, or to St. Paul's Hospital Foundation Inc. 1702 20th Street W., Saskatoon, Sask. S7M 0Z9. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
On Tuesday, February 28, 2006, Philip Becker, late of Radville, passed away at the Radville Marian Home at the age of 96 years. Philip was predeceased by his parents, John and Sophie Becker, his wife, Avice Becker, and three brothers: Carl, Norman and George Becker. Philip is survived by his daughter, Nyla (Ian) Larocque of Saskatoon; grandson, Ray Becker of Kindersley; sisters and brothers: Johnny Becker, Ernie Becker, Irene Anderson, Clarence Becker, Swede (Stanley) Becker and Rosella Fradette, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Philip was born February 18, 1910 at Wolsely, the second child of ten children, eight boys and two girls. He attended school at Fredd Lake and Alslive schools, he always said he went right through school, in the front door and out the back. Philip was married to Avice McDermid, November 25, 1942. They farmed the Rene Fossnier farm for one year, then moved to town where Philip worked as a caretaker of the curling rink as well as trapped muskrats for extra income. In 1945 they moved to Brooking to work for Jim Mooney on his farm. Philip and Avice were musicians and they were able to use this talent to help pay the bills by playing for many school and wedding dances in the area (anyone remember Rubber Dolly?). In 1946, Philip bought his dad's farm, five miles southwest of Radville. He also worked as a grader operator and telephone repairman. Philip and Avice also boarded school teachers. In 1948 Philip and Avice started their family with the birth of Nyla. Philip continued to farm and work odd jobs until he sold the farm in 1972. In 1966 the family was blessed with a grandson, Ray. In 1967 Phil and Avice bought the McDermid house in Radville. Philip worked as a carpenter with some of his friends, Norman and Leonard Rasmuson, Harold Hubbard and Dan Larsen, until he retired. After Avice returned from the Marian Home, Philip and Avice spent countless hours playing music, playing cards, fishing, playing Bingo, gardening and visiting with the many friends they had. They were also able to take trips with Nyla and Ian. Philip's wife and family were so important to him, he showed them on a daily basis. When Philip and Avice celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, he was asked if he would do it again, and he replied 'If it was the same woman'. Philip and Avice were married for 60 years. Philip had the treasured Becker humor, with his quick witted, one liners and stories. Once, when repairing a player piano, he needed to buy all the skipping ropes he could to replace the deteriorated hoses in the piano. When asked by a clerk why a man would need so many skipping ropes, he replied, "I just started taking pills and the Doc said to take one and skip a day, and as I plan to live a long time, I'm going to need a lot of ropes." Due to his failing health, Philip moved into the Marian Home in 1997, and lived there until his passing. He will be dearly missed by all he knew and loved. Funeral service was held Monday, March 6, at 2:00 p.m. from Radville United Church, with Rev. Shelby Kinrade officiating. Interment followed in Laurier Cemetery, Radville. Honorary pallbearers were: Johnny Becker, Ernie Becker, Clarence Becker, Randy Becker, Earl Thacker, Adolph Krausher and Swede (Stanley) Becker. The active pallbearers were: Arvon Fettes, Garry Krausher, Doug Becker, Lawrence Temple, Noel Fradette and Desmond Rasmussen. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Radville Marian Health Centre Palliative Care Fund in memory of Philip. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn and Radville. (842-5432 & 869-2566)
William Wilson "Bill" Hunter
Bill was predeceased by his parents, Clarke and Barbara Hunter; three sisters: Florence, Lillian and Ida; one brother, Lorne and a brother-in-law, Daniel Pack. He is survived by his wife Ada Hunter of Weyburn; his son, Dr. Don Barry Hunter (optometrist) of Regina; his brother, Cecil Hunter, Surrey, BC; nieces: Lorraine Shipka, Vancouver, BC and Mavis Wallace, Regina; five sisters-in-law: Beth Shaw, Willene (Jack) Geiger, Lois (Chris) Naylor, Carol (Rod) Stevens and Lucille Hunter; three brothers-in-law: Murray (Fern) Pack and Neil (Rose) Pack all of BC; and Allan (Sandi) Pack of AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, Brenda, Beverly and Ken; Leslie, Patricia and Mavis; and grand nieces and grand nephews. Bill was born on March 29, 1918 near Wordsworth. He farmed with his father for a short time and then by himself, before becoming a carpenter. Bill and his father both played the violin and entertained at many dances. He had learned his trade of carpentry by reading books, manuals and self-teaching. His carpentry skills supplied him with a lot of work in Weyburn and surrounding area. Bill enjoyed playing hockey, baseball and playing card games, such as cribbage, rummie and king pedro. When they were at their cabin at Carlyle Lake, Bill enjoyed water skiing and fishing. He loved to be where it was warm and, together with Ada, traveled to Hawaii twice. Bill passed away peacefully on March 5, 2006 at the age of 87 years. The funeral service for Bill Hunter was held on Wednesday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran Officiating. The active pallbearers were Richard Hoffart, David Little, Keith Sprecken, Randy Telford, Doyle Thomas and Gerry Wheeler. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For family and friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Bill to the Alzheimer's Society or to Grace United Church, Weyburn. Arrange-ments 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"
Margaret Norine Lauder (nee Brock) passed away March 11, 2006. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Robert Lauder; her parents Joe and Leah Brock; her in-laws Reg and Amy Lauder; sisters Grace Button (Stan), Patsy Murray (Rod) and Emma Brock; brothers, Bill Brock (Jessie), Bud, Doug and Delbert Brock; sisters-in-law: Veronica Brock, Minnie St. Onge (David), Dora Fisher (George), and Ethel Rososki; a brother-in-law Don Lauder (Clara). Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her brother, Russell Brock, McTaggart; her sister, Ethel Campbell Peterborough, ON; sisters-in-law: Irma Brock, Weyburn, Della Brock, Mississauga ON, Verna Brock, Gravenhurst, ON and Vi Lauder, Regina; a brother-in-law Bill Rososki, Weyburn as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret's life started on April 28, 1918. Born on the home farm 3.5 miles west of Weyburn. Most of her education was received at West Weyburn School, one mile from the Brock home. Education was very important to Margaret. Grades 9, 10 and 11 were taken by correspondence. After grade 12, at the Weyburn Collegiate, Margaret ventured off to Regina Normal School, acquiring her teaching certificate. Faith was important to Margaret and she attended Sunday School and church at West Weyburn School, then in McTaggart. Margaret also attended Canadian Girls in Training, Young Peoples at McTaggart and the Homecraft Club at West Weyburn. This provided many hours of social diversion and skill development.
Baseball games and sports days fed her competitive spirit. The summer community picnics provided enjoyment and fellowship. Christmas concerts were exciting, as one waited anxiously in the wings to say their recitation. Growing up in the Brock household, one had to develop a good sense of humor to survive. Margaret, Patsy and Ethel chummed around with the Brown girls, after one skating party, the Brown girls went to go home, but could not, as their boots were missing. After a search, Stan Button located the boots, down the outhouse hole. The boots were eventually fished out and the girls finally made their way home. No one claimed title to the prank, though the sisters had their suspicions. Riding her horse "Gypsy" was also a favorite pastime. Margaret first became acquainted with Bob when her father, delivered her south of Oungre, to Round Grove School. She had applied for a job teaching. Bob's father, Reginald, was chairman of the school board and on arrival at his home, a contract for services was signed. First boarding place was the Holmes', not far from the school. She found the parents of the children very friendly and they made her feel at home. In later years, Margaret would recall that only the brightest and best-behaved children attended that school. Bob liked to visit the Holmes' residence to play cards. Margaret really did not enjoy cards but joined in anyway. She and Bob developed a friendship that eventually led to their marriage. On February 4, 1941 they were married in Yellow Grass. Margaret took her marriage vows very seriously; she would state, "a very special man put this ring on my finger." As Bob and Margaret lived with Reginald and Amy on the Lauder home farm, she was encouraged to continue teaching. Margaret respected and admired her in-laws. Eventually the two families, the Brocks and the Lauders, became good friends and visited often.
Margaret enjoyed many happy memories of the good neighbors she and Bob had on the farm. As well as being wonderful neighbors, Bob and Margaret became family to many. She happily attended the Mother's Day tea, held yearly at Lyndale School. Margaret's patience was evidenced not only by the beautiful flowers she kept and the generous breads she baked, but also by the warm and loving environment that surrounded her. There were always puzzles, books and games at Margaret's house to keep children engaged. As the number of nieces and nephews grew, so did her list of overnight visitors to the farm. She was the favorite aunt. Many of the nieces are named after Margaret. For one niece, she gave the toast to the bride at her reception. Now Margaret, as truthful as ever, told the audience gently, that she loved the girl, but the husband may "have a tough time of it". The niece was happy that Margaret shared that information with the groom after the wedding and not before. Margaret always remembered special occasions and birthdays. She would send $5.00 in the card to nephews, nieces and community children. Margaret enjoyed the outdoors, tending her garden, the calves and the cats. Indoors she was adept at sewing, quilting and cooking. She was a member of the Oungre United Church and the UCW. In later years, she and Bob built their new home across from Oungre Park. She bowled often and having that indoor pool so near, decided to give it a try. She purchased a swimsuit and a lifejacket and found much to her dismay, that she resembled a rock, as floating did not come naturally to her. Bob and Margaret played many games of bridge and square danced for many years. Numerous charities over the years were benefactors of Margaret's generosity. Their needs were always greater, then her own. Reading was always an enjoyable pastime for Margaret. Corresponding with friends and relatives was an enjoyable task. Bob passed away of cancer at home in 1992. Margaret remained independent in their Oungre home until it became necessary for her to move into a condo in Weyburn. She was unfortunately only able to stay in it for about a year. Because of ill health, she moved into the Weyburn Special Care Home. Margaret was very appreciative of the care she received in the home. She received many visitors, cards, letters and phone calls from friends and family, while she was in the Special Care Home. Margaret, may you rest in peace and enjoy your first dance with Bob.
The funeral service for Margaret Lauder was held on Thursday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran Officiating. The active pallbearers were, Harry Lauder, Jim St. Onge, Don St. Onge, Warren Brock, Duncan Brock and Randy Olson. Interment was held at Zion Community Cemetery. For family and friends so wishing, donations in memory of Margaret, may be made to Oungre Memorial Regional Park or 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"
Lois Marjorie Griffin
Lois Marjorie Griffin, age 67, passed away at Weyburn, Wednesday, March 1, 2006. She is survived by her husband, John; son, Leslie; daughters: Laura (Murray) Sabados and Brenda (Mark Rebrinsky) Griffin; sisters: Carol Bell and Lynn Barnes; grandchildren: Nicole, Chris and Veronica Griffin; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, James and Elsie Bell; sons: Ernest and Ronald; brothers: Melvin and William Bell; and sister, Marlene Sams. A memorial service was held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 8 at Grace United Church, Stoughton. Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment was held at Heward Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of the Orsted Funeral Home, Carlyle.
Glenford Hilton Layman
Glen Layman of Calgary, AB passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at the age of 88 years. Glen was born in Ontario on March 31, 1917, coming west to Saskatchewan with the family in 1920. He attended school in Speers and worked on the family farm. He met Margaret Kirk in Speers and they were married on May 10, 1942. Glen served with the RCAF from 1942 to January of 1946. Following the war service, he and Margaret settled in Stoughton, moving to Weyburn in 1965. His life's work was in the grain business. He enjoyed hunting, golfing and curling. Our dad, grandfather, and great-grandfather was a very kind and good man. He was respected and loved by all of us and will be greatly missed. Glen is survived by a daughter Elsie of Calgary, AB; son and daughter-in-law Robert and Jan of Red Deer, AB; three grandchildren, Neil, Colin and Jill; and four great grandchildren, Jessica, Rebecca, Joshua, and Logan, all of Calgary, AB. He is also survived by three brothers and two sisters-in-law, John (Jack) and Jean, Ralph and Marilyn, and George, all of Ontario; a brother-in-law Douglas Kirk and his wife Lois of Regina; sister-in-law Marion and her husband Ken Fee of Cranbrook, BC; sister-in-law Shirley Kirk of Nokomis; as well as a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father Bruce Layman in 1976; his mother Helen Layman in 1966; his wife of 62 years, Margaret in 2004; an infant son Allan; three sisters, Evelyn Perkins, Irene Ludlow and Clacey Andrews; and two brothers-in-law. Funeral service was held at McInnis & Holloway's Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, March 19, at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Glen Layman, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2X 3J3 Telephone: (403) 256-9575. You may wish to email your family and friends to let them know that the above obituary may be viewed on line at: www.mcinnisandholloway.com for the next 30 days.
Nona Gayle Mozill
On Wednesday, March 15, 2006, Nona Gayle Mozill, late of Midale, Sask. passed away at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon at the age of 58 years. Nona Gayle Mozill was born June 20, 1947 at Halbrite. She grew up on the family farm until moving into Midale, where she received her education. On December 21, 1963, Nona married Garry Mozill in Weyburn. They lived in Midale all their married lives. Nona took an active part in her children's activities, traveling many miles to attend their sports and school events. She often helped at the Midale Civic Center in the kitchen, providing baking for numerous community events. In 1989, Nona started working as a cook at a café in Midale, later working at a restaurant in Estevan. She started cooking and baking at Midale Regional Park in 1995, and remained there until the end of the season in 2005. Her main hobbies and interests were cooking and baking for family and friends. She also liked to crochet afghans. Nona loved traveling to visit family and enjoyed a couple trips to Hawaii and Mexico with family. Nona had many good friends in the community and will be missed by all who knew her. Predeceased by her father and mother, Arland and Beatrice Jacobson, her husband, Garry Mozill and one brother, Larry Jacobson. Nona will be lovingly remembered by her family; four children: Wayne Mozill of Midale; Greg (Karin) Mozill of Katy, TX; Kelvin (Jane) Mozill of Calgary, AB; and Charlene (Bill) Hedin of Saskatoon; grandchildren: Jakob and Jorja Mozill, Kayla, Megan and Janelle Mozill, Abigayle and Karlee Hedin; brother, Allan (Helen) Jacobson of Estevan; sister, Marilyn (Ernie) Petrow of Calgary, AB; sister-in-law, Joan Jacobson of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, March 21st at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Nona to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
Graceful & Charming (Sweet Forget-Me-Not)
Fancy brings a thought to me of a flower so bright and fair,
Grace and beauty, both combine to make that far more rare
Like a maiden that I know who shared my happy life,
Where we parted, when she whispered, "You'll forget-me-not".
She's graceful and she's charming like the lilies in the pond
Time is flowing swiftly by, of her I am so fond,
The roses and the daisies they bloom around the spot
Where we parted, when she whispered, "You'll forget-me-not,
You'll forget me not."