George Clifford Benning
George Clifford Benning was born on September 1, 1944 at Weyburn. He passed away April 30, 2006 at Regina, at the age of 61 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Clifford and Elsie Benning; one brother, Gerald Benning; two granddaughters, Kyla and Jamie Miiller. George is survived by his one daughter, Karen (Stanley) Miiler; two sons, Rod (Dana) Benning and Darren (Teresa) Benning, all of Estevan, two granddaughters, Stacey Miiller (Robbie Potoma) and Brady Benning; six grandsons, Tyler Miiller, Payden and Britton Benning, Preston, Mason and Carson Benning; one great granddaughter, Seriah Potoma, all of Estevan. The Memorial Service for George Clifford Benning was held on Thursday, May 4, at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Doug Loden Officiating. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends and family so wishing, donations in memory of George may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan 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
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Annette Wehinger (Galarneau) passed away after a lengthy illness on Friday, April 28, 2006 at the Weyburn Special Care Home, at the age of 97. She was born on February 9, 1909 in St. Jean-Baptiste, MB, and the second child of Fidela and Leona Cyr's 13 children. In her early teens, her family relocated in the Souris Valley district near Radville. She married Alexandre Galarneau on November 4, 1930. They farmed northeast of Radville until Alexandre's death in 1953. She married August Wehinger on October 22, 1966. The couple retired to Weyburn from their Rolling Hills farm in 1969. Annette was predeceased by August Wehinger on January 18, 1995, her son-in-law, Alex Johnson, seven brothers and one sister. She is survived by her daughter Diana Johnson of Weyburn, her sons Alfred (Reine) Galarneau of Radville, Jess (Mary Ann) Galarneau of Langruth, MB and her four sisters: Marie Anna Daer and Yvette Beaudry of Weyburn, Leona Kreczkowski of Winnipeg, MB and Diana Gregiore of Waskateneau, AB. She leaves nine grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren; step-daughter Louise (Robert) Benesck of Kingston, ON; step-sons Heinz (Phyllis) Wehinger, John (Mary) Wehinger of Victoria, BC and William (Sharon) of Cold Lake, AB. Prayers were held Monday May 1 at 6:00 pm at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche presiding. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated in Weyburn at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 2, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Bauche Celebrant. Interment followed at Laurier cemetery in Radville. The active pallbearers were: Alex Galarneau, Clive Galarneau, Bill Wehinger, Robert Galarneau, Christopher Borsa and Rodney Nieswandt. Annette will be always remembered and sadly missed by family and friends. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn and Radville, (842-5432 & 869-2566)
Eileen, lost her courageous fight with cancer when she passed away on April 28, 2006, with her family by her side. Eileen is survived by her loving daughter, Alaina; mother, Phyllis; sisters, Bonnie (Darryl) and Joyce (Ken) and niece Kimberly and girls. She was predeceased by her father, Joseph. Live, love and laugh are the words best used to describe her outlook. Eileen was a free spirited, courageous woman...goodbye beautiful lady. At the request of Eileen there was no funeral service. Those wishing to make memorial donations may direct them to any Cancer Clinic. Cremation arrangements in care of John Schachtel Mourning Glory Funeral Services (978-5200).
Joseph Winder of Medicine Hat, AB passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2006, at the age of 93 years. He is survived by his children, Edmund (Eva) Winder, Josephine (Peter) Mastel, Lucas (Judy) Winder, Loretta (John) Weinrauch and Anthony (Jo Ann) Winder; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one great grand child; and one brother Julius (Sally) Winder. He was predeceased by three brothers, Leonard, Raymond and Edmund; by his daughter Rose Marie and by a grandchild Cheri. Joseph was born on March 18, 1913 in Odessa, Russia. He came to Canada in 1914 with his parents Edmund and Marie Winter. On November 21, 1934 he married Elizabeth Ries and they moved from the Fox Valley area to Midale in 1943. Elizabeth passed away on September 13, 1952. In 1953 Joseph married Frances Moldenhauer (nee Steier) and they farmed until moving to Leader in 1965. Joseph worked as a shoemaker in Leader for 16 years until moving to Medicine Hat in 1981. Frances passed away on August 30, 1986. In 1987 Joseph married Mary Heidrich (nee Bosch) and together they moved to St. Joseph's home until Mary passed away in February 1999. Joseph moved to various homes and was a resident at Club Sierra at the time of his passing. Family and friends gathered for prayers in the Pattison Chapel on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass was celebrated in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE), Medicine Hat, AB on Thursday, May 4, at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Mario Basque celebrant. Interment followed in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Rm 124 Professional Building, 430-6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2S8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading: Joseph Winder.
On Saturday, April 29, 2006, Mr. Alexander Dalgetty, formerly of Weyburn, and Forestburg, Alberta, passed away in the Killam Auxiliary Hospital, Killam, AB at the age of 86 years. He is survived by his three children, Elizabeth (Charles) Marchand of Camrose, AB, Andrew Dalgetty of Toronto, ON, Alexina (Greg) Middleton of Edmonton, AB; five grandchildren, Laura (Marty) Swanson, Shannon (Roisin) Marchand, Greg Dalgetty, Edward and Jean Middleton; one great grandson, Isaac Swanson and several nieces and nephews. Alex was predeceased by his loving wife, Jean; one sister, Jean and three brothers, James, George and David. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, May 2, in the Forestburg Cemetery followed by a memorial service at St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Camrose, AB. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Killam Long Term Care or the Forestburg Cemetery Fund. Fee & Sons Funeral Service of Killam, Alberta in care of arrangements. Phone 1-780-385-3642.
Catherine Anne Goski
On Tuesday, August 8, 2006, Catherine Anne Goski, late of Weyburn passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 94 years. Catherine was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Annie Borys; husband, John Goski, grandson, Damon Goski; two sisters: Mary Schneider and an infant sister; four brothers: Michael, Alexander, Dominic and Jacob Borys; sister-in-law, Annie Borys; brothers-in-law, John Schneider and Frank Bachman. Left to cherish her memory are her family: three children, Gerald Goski of Weyburn, Virginia Goski of Regina, and Jack (Jean) Goski of Cedoux; grandchildren: Darren (Nanette) Goski and Darby (Tanis) Goski, great grandchildren: Kaden, Ethan and Paige Goski; sister, Nell Bachman and sisters-in-law, Eileen Aitken and Lydia Borys, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Catherine Anne Goski was born March 15, 1912 near Colfax. (Sec.36, Tp.11, Rge.15 W2nd). She grew up on the farm, the eldest in a family of seven surviving children, a twin sister of brother Alexander was stillborn. Catherine took her schooling to Grade 10, and though a good student, as the eldest, she quit school to help out at home. She also worked as a housekeeper in private homes in Weyburn and Regina prior to her marriage to John M. Goski on August 19, 1936 at Holy Trinity Church, Cedoux. They lived on the farm for 31 years, from 1936 to 1977 before moving into the town of Cedoux where they lived for 12 years. In 1989 they moved to a house in Weyburn, living there 17 years, until 2006, when she moved to Crocus Plains Villa Nursing Home in Weyburn, residing there for the six weeks prior to her passing. Catherine took an active part in all aspects of farm life, working as a homemaker, stooked at harvest time then hauled grain when her husband John obtained a combine until her sons took over the job when home from school and on weekends; did gardening and canning; raised chickens, geese, ducks and turkeys and milked cows. In earlier years, her spare time was spent doing embroidery, crocheting and knitting afghans. In later years, she did artex and trichem painting, made many articles from plastic canvas, and used her artwork as gifts. She enjoyed having many houseplants and reading a variety of books and newspapers. As manual dexterity slipped and then one eye failed, she turned to crosswords, going through many crossword books over the last 15 years. She enjoyed dancing, visiting and playing cards with family and friends. Catherine enjoyed her three grandsons, and taught them board games and cribbage as soon as they could add and peg. To the end she enjoyed taking on the grandsons and beating them in a game of crib. As the great Goski grandchildren came along a few years ago, she looked forward to visits from them. Her box of toys, that served her grandchildren and children of other visitors over many years, would come out whenever they came. Catherine was an active member of Holy Trinity Parish. She was sometimes the president, sometimes the secretary of the Holy Trinity Altar Society for many years. She helped cook for wedding receptions, and the annual Fowl suppers as well as worked at the church bazaars. She was secretary on Cedoux Community Hall Board for a number of years, was on the Polish Draw School Board, and participated in organizing various other functions in the Cedoux area. She will be lovingly remembered by all she knew and loved. Prayers were said Friday, August 11 at 8:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The Funeral Mass was held Saturday, August 12 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Celebrant, Father Gerry Bauche. Interment followed in Cedoux Cemetery, Cedoux. The Pallbearers were: Bernard Schneider, Richard Bachman, Douglas Bresciani, Julian Goski, Lloyd Reiser and Calvin Goski. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Catherine to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
Johanna Alvina Buss
On Monday, August 14, 2006 Johanna Alvina Buss, formerly of Lang passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility at the age of 88 years. Johanna was predeceased by her parents Herman and Huldine Deimert; brothers: Edmond, William; sister, Mena Bayerle; one grandchild in infancy; daughter-in-law, Doreen Buss; sisters-in-law: Ida Zielke, May Buss, Irna Deimert; brothers-in-law: Ed Hartung, Eric Hill, Arthur Buss, August Zielke, Pete Williams, Norman Friedman. Johanna will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 66 years, Emil and their family: Gaylord (Macel), Coconut Creek, FL, Brenda (Gordon) Silver, Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Colleen (Brent) Christopherson, Lang, Warren (Wendy), Medicine Hat, AB, Myrna (Allan) Cooper, Medicine Hat, AB, 19 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Ralph (Irene) Deimert, Elma Buss, Ervin (Norma) Deimert, Louie (Ann) Deimert, Dena Hill, Eric (Lenore) Deimert, Helanda Hartung, Lorraine (Clarence) Volkman, Eileen (Mac) MacKinnon, Doreen (Al) Widmer; brothers-in-law: Steve Bayerle, George (Flo) Buss; sister-in-law, Irene Friedman, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Johanna Alvina Buss was born May 20, 1918 near Aberdeen. She was the eldest member of the Herman Deimert family with seven sisters and six brothers. She was reared on a farm in Aberdeen until she moved to Weyburn in 1925. Johanna attended most of her school education in the Weyburn School System. She also attended numerous educational seminars in Christian training. Johanna met Emil Buss in 1937 and they were married in Weyburn in 1939. She worked for the Weyburn Union Hospital as a nurse's aid and assisted in the home of Dr. Eaglesham. Emil and Johanna drove a school bus in the Lang area for 28 years. She always enjoyed gardening and working with her trees, plants and flowers. Johanna was actively involved in both the Lang Evangelical Church and the Weyburn Free Methodist Church. She taught Sunday School, led Women's Ministries, and assisted in numerous Christmas, camping and community programs. Johanna was a hard-working, generous and fun-loving individual who was known for her smile. Her gift of hospitality was experienced by friends and strangers alike. Her devotion to God was a priority. Prayer, Bible Study and family devotions were a daily practice. She is loved dearly and has left us many beautiful memories. Funeral Services were held Saturday, August 19th at 1:30 p.m. from Lang Community Hall, Lang with Pastor Jay Mowchenko Officiating. Interment followed in Lang Cemetery, Lang. The Active Pallbearers were all her Grandsons: Bob Green, Darcy Patterson, Brent Buss, Wade Christopherson, Shane Buss, Sheldon Patterson, Cory Young, Derek (DJ) Patterson, Shawn Buss and Justin Silver. The Honorary Pallbearers were all her Granddaughters: Ilah Walsh, Amanda Ruzzano, Lindsay Sellinger, Paddy Reed, Chantel Darley, Joren Gross, Cristi Buss, Danielle Patterson, and Brianne Cooper. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Saskatchewan Parkinson's Disease Foundation, P.O. Box 102, Sub. P.O. 41, Saskatoon, Sask. S7N 0W8. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
John Hilton (Jerry) Campbell
John Hilton (Jerry) Campbell of Milestone, formerly of Corinne, died peacefully at the age of 73 after fighting a 25-year battle against Emphysema with fortitude and tenacity. Predeceased by his parents; two brothers; two sisters; four brothers-in-law; and a special granddaughter, Lisa Donovan. He is lovingly survived by his wife of 54 years, Bina; daughters Coy (Cliff) Strickland, Ida (Randy) Donovan; grandchildren Bill, Mike (Nicole), Vicki and Kelly Strickland, Dave (Rhea) Donovan; great grandchildren Woody, Riley, Kennedy, Jamie and Chase; three sisters, two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Jerry's life was held on Thursday, August 17, at 10:30 a.m. in Milestone United Church with Rev. Kevin Johnston officiating. Interment of ashes in Milestone Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerry's honor may be made to the Saskatchewan Lung Association, 1231-8th Street E., Saskatoon, SK S7H 0S5. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services, Regina. An online book of condolences may be signed at www.speersfuneralchapel.com
On Tuesday, August 15, 2006, Barbara Kuntz, late of Weyburn passed away at the age of 79 years. Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Anna Marie and Andrew Messer, two sisters, Frances Rood and Margaret Myers and one brother, Paul Messer. Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Mathew Kuntz, one son, Ron Herberholz; and two daughters: Joanne (Jerry) Fowler of Weyburn and Debbie Peterson of Calgary, AB; two special grandchildren: Tanis Fowler of Calgary, AB and Kasey Fowler of Weyburn; four sisters: Marie Forsang of Wainwright, AB, Betty (Bob) Wimmer of Abbotsford, BC, Clara Kuntz of Mayerthorpe, AB and Anne Drake of Qualicum Beach, BC; five brothers: Andrew (Lillian) Messer of Vilna, AB, Jack (Marge) Messer of Victoria, BC, John (Bea) Messer of New Westminster, BC, Joseph (Juliett) Messer of Langley, BC and Martin Messer of BC, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Barbara was born May 13, 1927 at Colgan, North Dakota, USA to Andrew and Anna Marie (nee: Neiszner) Messer. The family moved to the Lampman area in 1928, and Barbara went to Moonie School to receive her education. Barbara worked in various Cafes in Weyburn until she retired when her grandchildren were born and she became a full-time Grandma. Barbara was a caregiver her entire life and always was her happiest when looking after people, or baking and cooking for someone. Her biggest fear was someone going home with not enough to eat, so the family always ended up taking home the extras. She loved to work out in her yard, looking after her flowers right up until her final hospitalization. Barbara and Matt were married June 16, 1973 and remained in their home until she was hospitalized the last time in May of 2006. In July she made her final move to the Weyburn Special Care Home, where she passed away August 15. She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by all she knew and loved. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, August 19 at 9:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche presiding. The Interment will be at a later date. All those who shared in Barbara's life, were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. Donations may be made in memory of Barbara to the Weyburn General Hospital or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
James Bigland, late of Weyburn passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2006 at the age of 77 years. James was predeceased by his parents: Tom and Margaret Bigland; his brothers: Harold and Arthur Bigland; and his sister, Alice Caldwell. He is survived by his beloved wife of forty-eight years, Dorothy Bigland, Weyburn; daughter Karen (Alain) Lenferna and grandchildren, Pierre, Claudia, Russell and Olivia, Weyburn; and daughter Tania Bigland-Serafimova and granddaughter Yana, Switzerland. James Bigland was born at Leigh, Lancashire, England on October 25, 1928. He attended Leigh Grammar School. He served in the Royal Navy 1947/1948. He moved to Northern Rhodesia in 1953. On December 7, 1957 he married Dorothy Joyce Weston at Lusaka (Zambia) Northern Rhodesia. He traveled with jobs in the banking industry between Northern Rhodesia, South Africa and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) He worked for Lloyds Bank, Standard Bank, Bank of Lisbon and South Africa. He was a member of the Lions and Rotary when he lived in South Africa. James and Dorothy left South Africa in 1999 and moved to Weyburn to make their home. He enjoyed reading, traveling and his grandchildren. The Memorial Service for James Bigland was held on Thursday, August 17 at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Captain Raelene Russell of the Salvation Army Officiating. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Jim to the Salvation Army Corps, 126 4th Street NE, Weyburn, SK S4H 0Y1 or to their charity of choice. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK (848-0333). If so desired, expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com
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Audrey Dell Parr
On Friday, August 4, 2006, Audrey Dell Parr, late of Weyburn passed away at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital at the age of 75 years. Audrey was predeceased by her mother and father, Elizabeth and Yuburn Adamson, her husband, Kenneth Parr, brother, Donald Adamson, and brother-in-law, Doug Parr. Audrey leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Howard (Lorraine) Parr and their children: Kenneth (fiancÚ Cheryl Clisby) and David (Camarla) Parr; her daughter, Deborah Tollifson and her children: Tanya (Kevin) Jenkins and their family, Bryll and Beck, Terry and Juliana; one sister, Dorthy Bedore, sisters-in-law, Joyce Adamson and Eleanor (Don) Neilson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Audrey Parr, nee: Adamson was born December 31, 1930 at Ernfold and was raised on the farm southwest of Ernfold. She was educated in the Ernfold area and took her Psychiatric Nurses training at Weyburn, then nursed for a short time in Weyburn at the Saskatchewan Hospital. Audrey married Kenneth Parr of Weyburn. She worked as a clerk in Spencer's Store in Carnduff, Sask. for a number of years, then returned to Weyburn to work at Souris Valley Extended Care Hospital until her retirement. Audrey was a keen bowler when she lived in Carnduff. She was also very interested in making ceramic items and in crocheting doilies and afghans. Audrey was a big hockey fan, and when living in Weyburn, attended Weyburn Red Wing games whenever she could. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. A Graveside Memorial Service was held Friday, August 11, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All those in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbear║ers. Donations may be made in memory of Audrey to the Saskatchewan Lung Association. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn & Stoughton, Sask. 842-5432 & 457-2566.