Anne Mary Bukowski
On Monday, April 24, 2006, Anne Mary Bukowski, late of Weyburn Special Care Home, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 92 years. Anne was predeceased by her mother, Mary and father, John Mudry; her husband, Joe in 1997, and daughter-in-law, Roz Bukowski in 2002. Left to cherish her memory are her family: two sons, Joe of Lethbridge, AB and his children: Brent (Arin) Bukowski and their family, Eli and Morgan of Kaslo, BC and Lynnel (Jason) Ling and their family: Nolan, MaKenna and Ivey of Carlyle; and Brian (Janet) of Calgary, AB and their children, Brian Jr. of Toronto, ON, and Craig Bukowski of Calgary, AB; one sister, Monica Cheladyn of Edmonton, AB; brother-in-law, Julian Bukowski and sisters-in-law: Lucy Leck, Vi Lauder and Doreen Bukowski, all of Weyburn and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Anne Mary Mudry was born on October 12, 1913 of Ukrainian parents who homesteaded one mile from the village of Prelate. Monica was born on June 27, 1918. She attended grade school and high school to grade 10 in Prelate. For grade 11, Anne's parents sent her to Saskatoon's Nutana Collegiate. The next year they sold their farm and moved to Saskatoon also. She finished grade 12, took a year of University, and then attended Normal School (teacher's college). She began teaching in the fall of 1933. Anne's first country school was in Polish Draw, four miles north of Cedoux. She taught there for three years and this is where she met her future husband, Joe, but it would be a few more years before the two would be married. During this time she also taught many of Joe's brothers and sisters, and had many fond memories of that time. Being of Polish decent, Joe had to learn Ukrainian to come to terms with Anne's parents before they were married October 9, 1938. They were given a half section of land west of Cedoux where they moved into a railroad cook car and began life together. Joe set to work on a proper house and soon they moved into that. They had two boys, Joe D. who was born in 1944 followed by Brian in 1952. When their oldest was of school age, realizing that driving to school in a sleigh for four miles would be difficult in winter, they purchased one of the first Bombardier snowmobiles. It became a key emergency vehicle, often taking the sick or pregnant into the nearest hospital in Weyburn, twenty miles away. Five years later, they moved the farmhouse into Weyburn, In 1956 Joe built a new house on Highfield Crescent in Weyburn, where they lived until Joe passed away in 1997, and several years later, Anne moved to the Weyburn Special Care Home. Prayers were said Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Friday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche, Celebrant. Brian Jr. gave the tribute to his grandmother. Interment followed in Cedoux Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were: David Leck, Ron and Johnny Knox, Alan Finney, Brian G. and Craig Bukowski. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Anne to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Weyburn Special Care Home. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
Marvin Wayne Olson
On Sunday, April 23, 2006, Marvin Wayne Olson passed away suddenly at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 54 years. Predeceased by his father, Arvid Olson and several aunts and uncles, and a nephew, Erik Olson, infant son of Leonard and Linda. Marvin is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Janet Olson of Weyburn and their children: son, Travis Olson (Jen Markel) and daughter Melissa Olson (Brent Rubin); his mother, Elsie Olson (Garth McGugan) of Weyburn; one brother, Leonard (Linda) Olson of Weyburn, and their children: Greg and Sean; uncle, Morley (Katie) Olson; mother and father-in-law, Esther and Jim Johnson; one brother-in-law and three sisters-in-law, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Marvin Wayne Olson was born December 8, 1951 at Mount St. Mary's in Weyburn. He attended Sunday School at Zion Lutheran Church and was part of the first class to be confirmed in the new church. He took his schooling at Souris School and the Weyburn Collegiate Institute. Marvin spent a lot of time skating with his brother and friends. He delivered papers on his lunch hour as a youngster. As a young man, Marvin and Leonard were known for drag racing and competing for fastest and best car. His love of cars continued and he enjoyed pampering and fixing his vehicles. On April 5, 1975, Marvin married Janet Johnson at Zion Lutheran Church in Weyburn. They lived in Weyburn, then moved to Halbrite for five years, then back to Weyburn where they have lived happily ever since. He was a dedicated employee of Hillstead and then Brady's Trucking since April 1, 1977, and won a safety award. Marvin had several hobbies, inventing, woodworking, carpentry, mechanics, electrical work and enjoyed building fun furniture for his children. If anything needed fixing, he would fix it. When he wasn't spending time with his family, he was working on home renovations or working in his shop or the garage, or just tinkering. He truly was a 'Jack of all trades'. Marvin was a wonderful husband, father and friend. He was selfless, patient and gave to others before he would take for himself. He was faithful and accountable to those he loved and worked with. Marvin was loved by all and will be loved forever by all who knew him. His was always forgiving. He liked things simple and was easygoing and laidback. Marvin was always jolly and happy-go-lucky, with a ready smile and a great big goofy grin that was his way of saying 'here I am'. Funeral service was held Thursday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. His uncle, Morley Olson was Honorary Pallbearer. The Active Pallbearers were: Dick Cugnet, Randy Martinson, Trevor Blaine, Bill Stadler, Scott Juravie and Jim Oesch. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in his memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
Jean (McLean) Hutchinson passed away peacefully at the Wascana Grace Hospice in Regina,on April 27, 2006. She is predeceased by her husband Art; parents Duncan and Lily; stepmother Olive; and twin infant sons. Jean is survived by her son Doug; daughters Lorna (Darryl) and Laurie (Ron); six grandchildren: Cheryl, Paul, Ashley, Trevor, Ali and Jamie; sister Lois (Jim) and several nieces and nephews. Jean was born on August 24, 1925 in Liberty. She grew up in Liberty but lived most of her married life in Tyvan. Jean was the post mistress of the Tyvan Post Office for 40 years until retirement in 1990. In 1999 Jean and Art moved to Regina. A memorial service will be held in the Tyvan Community Hall on Saturday, May 6, at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception and then interment at the Tyvan Cemetery. Rev. Robin Osborne will officiate. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made in Jean's memory to the Tyvan Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 29, Tyvan, SK S0G 4X0 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, 2360-2nd Avenue, Regina, SK S4R 1A6. Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.
On Thursday, April 27, 2006, Arlene Messer, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by her loving husband, Paul Messer; her parents, Ray and Emma Leippy and one sister, Elsie Leippy. Arlene will be lovingly remembered by her children: Gloria (Bryan) Furgason of Weyburn, David Messer of Weyburn, Dawn (James) Coull of Edmonton, AB, and Nancy (Glen) Leclair of Weyburn; grandchildren: Michael, Devin, Jason and Genell Furgason; Dustin and Baillie Leclair; brother, Julian (Jean) Leippy of Raymond, AB; sisters: Elvina Bennett of Victoria, BC and Lorna Bohn of Weyburn, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Arlene Geneive Messer was born February 19, 1935 in Weyburn. She attended Haig School and the Weyburn Collegiate Institute. Before she met her husband, Paul, Arlene worked at the Club Cafe and the Town and Country Cafe. After she met her husband she stayed home to raise her children. Paul M. Messer and Arlene were married May 9, 1955 in Weyburn. Arlene enjoyed crafts, doing rug hooking and tri-chem painting, along with playing card games like cribbage and rummoli. Her children were always her main interest. After arthritis took over, she then started to enjoy gardening, flowers, going for coffee and pie, or lunch, and did puzzles and word search books. Of all her interests through, flowers and her yard were her passion. She didn't go to church, but always knew God was watching over her. She loved collecting angels and hummingbirds, and especially loved spring time when all the new flowers and plants were out in the greenhouses and stores. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy, and she always enjoyed their visits. She suffered many years with arthritis and in the beginning when the grandchildren were young, she couldn't enjoy them as much as most grandmas, but she did what she could. She always worshiped them and had an ear to listen and smile. She did what she could with them, whether it was a story to be read or a walk around the block. She was always there for all her family. In the end, she had a short, courageous fight with cancer. She was a quiet person, but all who knew her thought she was a real sweetie! Funeral service was held Monday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. A private family interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Arlene to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Arthritis Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd.,Weyburn (842-5432)
GOD SAW YOU GETTING TIRED
God saw you getting tired,
A cure was not to be.
He wrapped you in His loving arms
And whispered "Come with Me".
You suffered much in silence
Your spirit did not bend.
You faced your pain with courage
Until the very end.
You tried so hard to stay with us.
Your fight was all in vain.
God took you in His loving arms.
And freed you from your pain.
A golden heart stopped beating
Two gentle hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
Norman Jean Martin
The family of Norman (NJ) Martin with deep sadness announce his passing on May 1, 2006 in Penticton, BC. Born and raised in Souris Valley and Radville, he spent 25 years in municipal administration and the accounting field in Duck Lake, Cedoux and Weyburn before moving to Oliver, BC in 1981. He put his administrative experience to work in B.C. as he embarked on a new career with a local irrigation district before retiring to Penticton, BC a few years ago. In recent years he devoted considerable time to tracing and assembling his family tree and bragging about the achievements of his nine grandchildren. NJ was the eldest of 14 born to Ray and Yvonne Martin. After completing high school in Radville, he attended College Mathieu in Gravelbourg where he met and in 1953 married Pierrette (Peggy) Longpre. Their five children became the focus of his life although he found time to be an ardent community supporter as a member of the Weyburn Credit Union board for nearly two decades, a member of Knights of Columbus and an avid hockey and fastball fan. As always he remained optimistic about his beloved Habs' chances in the NHL hockey playoffs at the time of his passing. NJ is remembered by his loving wife Peggy and children Paul (Marsha) of Regina and children Jocelyn and Jean-Paul; Joanne McIvor and children Abby and Brett; Andre (Johanna) and children Pieter, Patrick and Jordan; Marcel (Ada Newman) and children Waneta and Antoine; and Robert as well as hundreds of family members and friends.
Elsie Rena Kwochka
On Thursday, April 25, 2006, Elsie Rena Kwochka, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her loving husband of 40 years, John, son Garry, daughter Diane, her mother and father Christana and Hokan Wold, one sister Jean, five brothers: Henry, Albert, Gordie, Alfred and Robert. Elsie will be lovingly remembered by her three daughters: Shirley (Curtis) Weitzel of Balgonie, Darlene (Tom) Geiger of Crossfield, AB, Gloria Willis (Steve Philip) of Penhold, AB; grandchildren: Christopher, Jason and Jonathan Weitzel, Chad and Nathan Geiger, Brandi and Blaire Willis and Danielle Kwochka; as well as her sister, June Beierbach, numerous nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law. Mom was very appreciative of anything anyone did for her. She was always in the middle of things - never criticizing what you did, giving encouragement. She loved to tease everyone, especially her grandchildren, who were very special to her. Grandma's cinnamon buns, perogies and pickles were the best in the world according to her grandchildren. We all agreed with this of course. Mom loved the farm and farm life and continued her love for gardening after moving into Weyburn. Mom very much enjoyed her coffee friends and looked forward to going each time. The companionship of her friends was important to her. We will hold you in our hearts forever and even though we miss you terribly, our love for you will only grow stronger each and every day. We Love You! Funeral service was held Friday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were all her grandchildren. The honorary pallbearers were considered to be all who shared in Elsie's life. Donations may be made in memory of Elsie to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn (842-6662).
Reché Peterson Sauer
Mother passed away peacefully on May 3, 2006 at Sherbrooke Community Centre, Saskatoon, at the age of 95 years 10 months 21 days. Lilian Jean Reché Morrison was born June 12, 1910 in Yellow Grass, the only child of John and Lily (Richey) Morrison to survive infancy. She attended elementary school in Yellow Grass (except for four years in Ottawa when her dad was a Member of Parliament), completed high school at Regina College, and took her diploma as a dietician at Manitoba Agricultural College in Brandon, MB, graduating in 1929. She interned as a dietician at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC. Reché was employed with Chatauqua, travelling through eastern and western Canada as a Superintendent, from 1930-1935. Following this she worked as a dietician in the YWCA in Moose Jaw until her marriage. Reché married Mel Peterson in Yellow Grass on September 30, 1939. They brought up their three children on the Yellow Grass farm, and began travelling to Texas in the winter. In 1969 Mel and Reché retired to Kelowna, BC. After Mel's death in 1971, Reché returned to Saskatchewan, and continued to winter in Texas. In 1973 Reché married Ed Sauer, and until Ed's death in May 1977 they spent their summers in Wisconsin and winters in Texas. Reché then returned to summering in Saskatoon, until she finally quit going south for the winter when she was 85 years old. Over the years Reché greatly enjoyed travelling, painting, gardening and bird watching. Reché lived in Luther Towers in Saskatoon for over 20 years, but moved to the Palisades and then Caleb Manor (Emmanuel Village) in 2004, and on to Amy McClure House early in 2005. Just before her 95th birthday Reché had a fall while out walking, which resulted in her being confined to a wheelchair. She moved first to Sunnyside Care Centre, and then in November to Sherbrooke Community Centre, where she enjoyed the wide variety of activities available to her. However, in the last month she had been slowly slipping away from us, passing away quietly in her sleep on Wednesday, with Neva by her side. Reché leaves surviving her three children: Lilian and John Heselton of Burnaby, BC, David and Carol Ann (Rogne) Peterson of Calgary, AB, and Neva and David McKeague of Saskatoon; seven grandchildren: Shauna Heselton of Burnaby, BC, Rob (Anne Beatty) Heselton of Villa Park, Illinois, John (Marina Jagbandhansingh) Peterson and Cherisse Peterson of Calgary, AB, Reché McKeague (Trevor Newell) and Caileen McKeague (Ryan Schmidt) of Saskatoon, and Sean McKeague of Moriguchi City, Japan; and four great grandchildren: Brandon and Bailey Heselton, and Aidan and Milo Schmidt-McKeague. We would like to thank Dr. E. Karpinski, who always lifted her spirits; and the variety of care givers who have assisted Mom over the last year or so, first from Nightingale and Home Care, and then on to the staff at Amy McClure House, Sunnyside Care Centre and Sherbrooke Community Centre - they have uniformly been cheerful, caring and helpful. The Memorial Service was held at Saskatoon Funeral Home (corner of 4th Ave and 25th St.) on Monday, May 8, at 1 pm. officiated by Pastor Glenn Rutherford. Interment was in Yellow Grass Cemetery, next to Dad on Tuesday, May 9, at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Reché may be made to the Sherbrooke Foundation, or to the charity of your choice. The family sincerely thanks all of you for your support. Email condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements are entrusted to Saskatoon Funeral Home. 244-5577
Adolph (Eddy) Peter Ortman
Adolph (Eddy) Peter Ortman passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 23, 2006 at Francis, at the age of 82years. Prayers were held on Thursday, April 27 and the Funeral Mass was held on April 28 at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church , Weyburn. Interment followed at Francis Cemetary, Francis, with Father Gerry Bauche, Celebrant. Pallbearers were Ron Szczecinski, Larry Szczecinski, Bill Ortman, Scott Ortman, Dave Seaman and David Katona. Eddy was predeceased by his parents, Julianna and Jacob Ortmann, sisters: Kay Swidrowich and Pauline Dechant, brothers: Charlie, Mike, Jacob and Bob Ortman; brothers in law: Steve Swidrowich, Mike Szczecinski and Pat Whieldon, and sister in law, Reine Ortman. Eddy is survived and will be lovingly remembered by his family: brother, Herman (Kaye) Ortman of Weyburn, sisters: Rose Whieldon of Maple Ridge, BC, Gertie (Lloyd) Hala of Vernon, BC, and Anne (Robert) Gutzke of Weyburn, godchildren: Connie McKenzie of Saskatoon, and Debby Price of Devon, AB, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was born May 30, 1923 at Francis. He was raised on the family farm near Francis and was sixth born of 11 children. He worked on the family farm with his brothers and sisters and later at the age of 19 farmed a half section near Francis until the age of 64. He attended Millsdale country school and received grade 11. In earlier years he played guitar with family members, as music was an important in their family. He also curled in the winters and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed playing cards particularly crib. His entire life he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved the outdoors. In later years he enjoyed spending time at Jan Lake. Ortman Bay at Jan Lake was named after him. Eddy was a quiet and gentle man and well liked by family and friends. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)