Rosalia Sophia Schmidt
Rosalia Sophia Schmidt (Kot) passed away with family by her side at the age of 90 on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Rose was born on the farm at Prelate on April 20, 1916. She was the third oldest child of George and Maryanna Kot. The family moved to the farm west of McTaggart when she was four. She grew up with her six brothers and four sisters. At the age of eight, she started school at Muckamore, a mile west of the home place. She took her Grade 8 in McTaggart. After leaving school, she worked for various neighbors helping with household chores and she also worked at home with her parents. Rose could pretty much handle every job on the farm-from looking after her younger brothers and sisters to working in the field for her father where she drove as many as eight horses. On April 22, 1940 she married John George Schmidt from McTaggart, SK. They farmed in the Tagg School District and also worked for John Vogel, mom's brother-in-law. In 1942, they bought the farm east of Trossachs and lived there until 1953 when they moved to Trossachs and farmed from town. They raised cattle, horses, pigs and chickens and Rose always had a big garden to help keep food on the table. Mom and dad also liked to travel in their retirement years. They went to Alaska and down the west coast traveling by bus. In 1976, they bought a new car and traveled to Ohio and on down the east coast to Florida through Texas and over to New Mexico and back home. They also had one plane trip to Winnipeg in 1976 to attend the Woman's Canadian Curling Championship in which their daughter, Delores was curling in. Mom was a hard working housewife who kept a garden, milked cows, made her own butter, baked the best homemade bread ever and made sausage, homemade noodles and canned food. She did all her own sewing and made clothes for herself and the kids until she was well into her late 70's on her old Singer treadle sewing machine. When she was younger she crocheted and knitted and in her later years she saved all the old wool socks and made quilts for all of the grandchildren. When it came time to cook she always made more than enough and if you left the table hungry it was your own fault. One of her favorite things was to ask you if you wanted some more while she was dumping it on your plate, so you had no choice but to eat it. No one was ever turned away at meal time and many a salesman left the house with a full stomach but usually never made a sale on whatever he was selling. When Rose made up her mind she was going to do a certain task you had better get our of her way or better yet, just help her because otherwise, she would work right over top of you and never quit until she was done. Rose was a caring wife, mother and grandmother who lived for her family, and often went without things just so that others could have something. She was definitely not a selfish person. Rose and John had four children: Delores, Reginald, Garnet and Randy. All of them grew up and lived not too far from home. Reg passed away in 1971 from cancer. This was a pretty hard blow to mom but she was able to deal with it as she had her special way of handling things like that. It was the same when dad died. Rose always loved to look after the grandchildren and spoiled them all with lots of candy and food, clothes and love and attention. After dad's death in 1990 mom lived at home in Trossachs with Garnet and in 1996 she moved into Bison Manor and lived there until moving to the Weyburn Special Care home. She recovered fully from two major surgeries in the fall of 2005. She continued to live at the home where the staff always gave her lots of attention. Rose was predeceased by her parents, George and Marianna Kot; in-laws John and Margaret Schmidt; husband, John George Schmidt; son, Reginald; sisters: Mary Vogel and her husband, John, Annie Azevado and her husbands John (Bud) McGough and Manual Azevado; sisters-in-law: Rose Vogel (Max), Renee Ortman and husbands Joseph Schmidt and Jacob Ortman, Helen Schmidt, Anna Meek and Bridget Kot; her brothers: John S. Kot, Gregory and his wife, Adella; and her brothers-in-law: Frank, Stephan and Philip Schmidt, David Propp, John Bauer and Joe Schmidt. She is survived by her daughter, Delores (Dean) Miller of Weyburn; two sons, Garnet of Trossachs and Randy (Lenna) of Yellow Grass; six grandchildren: Deanne Miller-Jones (Dennis Jones) of Trossachs, Jaime Miller (Pam Kwochka) of Weyburn, John Miller (Roxanne) of Calgary, Robert and Jason Schmidt, both of Medicine Hat, AB and David Martel of Regina; seven great-grandchildren: Lyndee, Brennen, Adrian, Taylor, Jaedon, Tyler and Jordan; her sisters: Caroline Bauer, Veronicy Soltys (Russel); her brothers: Louis, Frank, Joe (Corrine) and Philip; her sisters-in-law: Betty Propp, Margaret Lazurko (Steve), and Helen Kot; her brothers-in-law, William Schmidt and Charlie Meek; several nieces, nephews, great great and great great great nieces and nephews also. Prayers were held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 17 from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche celebrant. The Funeral Mass was held on Friday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche celebrant. The Active Pallbearers were her grandsons and great grandsons: Jaime Miller, John Miller and Adrian Miller, Robert Schmidt and Jason Schmidt, David Martel and Brennen Jones. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. For friends and family so wishing, donations in memory of Rosalia may be made 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"
Jeanie Squires passed away in the early morning hours of August 14, 2006. She was born in Cambridge, England on December 30, 1923. Jeanie was predeceased by her parents Edward & Rose Fayers and her husband Clint Squires. Jeanie is survived by her only son Michael and daughter-in-law Joan; 3 grandchildren Tim (Gina), Jeff and Tracy, Rick; 3 great grandchildren Jessica, Samantha and Georgia. Jeanie and Clint Squires were married on August 12, 1942 and came to Canada on March 15, 1945. Jeanie made her home home at Wilcox where she and Clint lived and worked until their move to Pangman where they were both involved with the school system. Upon Clint's retirement, they moved to Weyburn where she remained after Clint's passing until 2002 when she moved to Saskatoon. A Celebration of her Life was held on Thursday, August 17 at 2:00 pm from The Chapel of Martens Warman Funeral Home, 402 Central St. W., Warman, SK (934-4888).
Doris Margaret Anderson
Doris Margaret Anderson (Wright) formerly of Osage and then of Creelman passed away peacefully at Fillmore Union Health Centre on Sunday, August 27, 2006 at the age of 90 years. Doris was predeceased by her father Sebastian Burluraux, step-father Robert Wright and mother Martha Wright, husband Gustaf (Gus) Anderson, one daughter Dolores Anderson, brothers: Hubert Wright, Alfred Wright, infant Ernest Burluraux, sister Marie Smith, brothers-in-law, Elvin Smith, Harold and Eskil Anderson, father and mother-in-law, Ephriam (Ed) and Selma (Ma) Anderson, nephew, Gary Wright, sister-in-law, Lily Anderson. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Eileen (Ron) Kalynka of Creelman, three grandchildren: Kimberley (Alan) Crawford, Regina, Shanna-Lee (Stuart) Kosior, Fillmore, Sheldon (Kathy) Kalynka Regina; great grandchildren: Chase Crawford, Ashton, Raquel, Dakota Kosior, Kalan Kalynka; sister-in-law, Virginia Wright, Mississauga; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Doris was born in Duff on January 15, 1916. Her father died six weeks later on February 29, 1916. Her mother married Robert John Wright in April, 1917. In October, 1917 they moved to Regina where he worked for the C.N.R. In 1918 they moved to Sander, now known as Woodley. In the fall of 1923 they moved to Benson where they lived until June 24, 1924 when they moved to Osage where they purchased the Hotel with the pool room, barber shop, ice cream parlour, and telephone business. Doris was a part-time telephone operator for nine years while going to school and after completing her grade 12, on October 9, 1939 she married Carl Johan Gustaf Anderson, always known as Gus. While attending school, Doris played softball, was a C.G.I.T. girl and was active in her church. She was in the choir, was a Sunday School teacher, Secretary and Superintendent, before and after marriage. Doris and Gus lived summers in Tyvan and winters in Osage for 2 years then lived in Tyvan until 1943. They then moved to Pangman for 1 year and from there to Sedley and then on to Francis in October 1947. They had two daughters, Dolores and Eileen. In April 1948 they moved back to Osage where they resided the remainder of their lives together. Doris was always a very community minded lady. She was the Osage Postmistress for a number of years, was active with the Ladies Aid as Secretary-Treasurer for 10 years, took her turn in different executive positions in the U.C.W. until it disbanded in 1981. In 1948 she joined the Community Club and over the years she held various executive positions until such a time it became the Community Rec. Board. She always strived to do her part to help organize showers, card parties, bingos, teas and bazaars, craft sales, dances, reunion, sports days, curling bonspiels, overall recreation activities and family gatherings. She loved to curl which she did until she was 85 years old. She enjoyed laughter, playing cards and other games. She loved to be "on the go" and doing things with her family. Doris was a lady who was kind, thoughtful and would help anyone in need. She would never complain and never wanted to hurt anyone's feelings. She tried hard to live by the 'good book' Doris kept her independence until the last year and a half when she moved in with her daughter, Eileen and husband Ron. After a stroke in March, Fillmore Health Centre became her home until her passing. She will be lovingly missed by all that loved and knew her. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, August 30 at 10:30 a.m. from the Osage United Church with Rev. Brian Ast officiating. Interment followed at the Osage Cemetery. The Active Pallbearers were her grandchildren and their spouses: Kimberley and Alan Crawford, Shanna-Lee and Stuart Kosior and Sheldon and Kathy Kalynka. Donations may be made in memory of Doris to the Fillmore Health Centre, Box 246, Fillmore, Sask. S0G 1N0 or to the Alzheimer's Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn & Stoughton, Sask. (842-5432 & 457-2566)
Robert Harry Lansdell
On Wednesday, August 30, 2006, Robert "Tex" Harry Lansdell, passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Centre, at the age of 77 years. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Len Lansdell and Clara (nee: Smally) Lansdell, one sister, Hannah McKay, two brothers, Clarence (Howie) Lansdell and George (Mel) Lansdell, brothers-in-law, Ernest Barmby and Edgar McKay and by one niece, Edna Downing. Tex is survived by his sister, Myrtle Barmby of Weyburn, and brother, Gordon (Hilda) Lansdell of Weyburn, as well as by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Robert Harry Lansdell, better known to most people as "Tex" was born on the family farm November 28, 1928 to Clara and Len Lansdell. He attended Beautiful Plains School. After he was out of school he worked for Bill Boren and Auto Erb, looking after animals and doing chores. He also worked on road construction for Ramsay and Bird. He then worked on the family farm with his mother and dad. He stayed there until his health deteriorated, when he moved into Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, which is now Tatagwa View. Bob was a long standing member of the Lions Club. He also coached the Ladies ball club, which was called "The Texas Long Horns" He loved hockey games and soft ball. He loved family gatherings which we had so often at the farm. Bob will be sadly missed by his family and all his wonderful friends around the Yellow Grass area. Funeral Services were held Saturday, September 2 at 2:00 P.M. from Yellow Grass United Church, Yellow Grass with Rev. Tim Lofstrom officiating. Interment followed in Yellow Grass Cemetery, Yellow Grass. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were: Paul Thille, Don Watson, Don Whitrow, Wally Krueger, Gary Christopherson and Allen Whitrow. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in memory of "Tex". Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
On August 26, 2006, David Struble, beloved husband of Lois Struble and a longtime farmer of the Readlyn district, passed away at home where he wanted to be, following a long battle with cancer. A prayer service was held on Wednesday, August 30 at 8:30 p.m. in St. George's R.C. Church with Father Ron Andree presiding. Music was given by Carol Marit. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, August 31 at 10:30 a.m. at St. George's R.C. Church, Assiniboia with Father Ron Andree officiating. The special music ministry was given by Greg and Helga Funke and family. The readings and Prayers of Intention were presented by Denis Struble, Jody Lewis, Brad Peterson and Adam Luciuk. A loving tribute to David's life was given by his sisters: Linda Giene, Brenda Peterson, Michelle Luciuk and Janice Tourand. Memorials for either the St. Paul's Palliative Care Unit in Saskatoon or the Assiniboia Union Hospital Palliative Care Unit were gratefully received. Urn Bearers were Lois and Richard Struble. Interment of the ashes followed in Mount Hope Cemetery in Assiniboia. David Glenn, son of Frank and Louise Struble, was born on September 24, 1946 in Kelowna, B.C. When David was four, his parents moved to the Claybank district, where his father began working in the Claybank Brick Plant. David took his early schooling at Claybank and spent one year at St. Peter's College in Muenster. He started working with his uncle in Regina as an apprentice electrician and then decided to become a grain agent for the Sask Wheat Pool at Glasnevin. In his spare time he continued to help on the family farm at Readlyn as much as he could. On December 13, 1969 he married Lois Johnston. They lived in Glasnevin until 1975 and then moved to the present family farm in the Readlyn district. David was now able to pursue his dream of farming, like he had always wanted to do. They operated a mixed farm, so there was always lots of work to do. David really enjoyed working with cattle. He loved riding the tractor, and working the land. Every season was enjoyable for him. He operated the local snow plow, drove the school bus for 12 years and was a Councilor in the R.M. of Excel since 1976. He loved sports and in his early years curled, played slow pitch and he was a loyal fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The whole family had season tickets for over 20 years. David was a happy person, he loved to laugh and joke and have a good time. At one point they made homemade sausage for their family, which became a hit with neighbors and friends and so they set up a cooler and meat shop in the yard and operated this part time farm business for many years. Sadly in the last year David found out he had cancer. With the love and support of his family, friends, neighbors and caregivers, he was able be at home, surrounded by all that he loved. Those days will always be cherished. David touched many with his life and will be deeply missed. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Louise Struble, his daughter Tanya, sister-in-law Marlene Struble, niece Rhonda Struble and great niece Cassidy Struble. David is survived by his beloved wife Lois of Assiniboia, three children: Darryl (Laura) and children Arianna, Cordell and Daisha of Assiniboia, George (Wendy Ridler) of Willow Bunch, and Genelle Struble (John Champ) and children Brayden "Putz" and Brodie of Moose Jaw, six brothers and sisters: Richard (Cheryl) of Crane Valley, Denis (Deb) of Buffalo Pound, Linda Giene of Port Moody, B.C., Brenda Peterson (Gerald) of White Fox, Michelle (Danny) Luciuk of Wakaw, and Janice (Kevin) Tourand of White Fox, his father and mother-in-law Gordon and Dorothy Johnston of Creelman, brother-in-law Lloyd (Marlene) Johnston of Pigeon lake, AB, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral arrangements were in care of Piche-Hawkins Funeral Chapels. Assiniboia - Gravelbourg.
John Edward Howse
John Edward Howse, late of Pangman spent from May 16 in the Regina General and Pasqua Hospitals, fighting his battle with cancer, before being sent to the Radville Marian Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit in late July to be closer to his family. He passed away on Friday, August 11, 2006 at the age of 83 years, with his family at his side. John was predeceased by his parents, George and Jane; step-father, Chris Putte, brothers, Harold, Leonard, Everett; sister, Isabel; sister-in-law, Doreen Sambrook; brothers-in-law, Knute Tingvold and Wilmar Schultz. John will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy and their family, sons: Ed (Arlene), Ron (Marlene), Keith (Gail), Neil (Mona) and Darryl; daughter, Sharon (Vince) Walker; and daughter-in-law, Brenda Howse; nineteen grandchildren: Jason (Lynn) and great grandson, Nigel, Jozell (Fiance, Craig Robberstad) and Jeff Howse; Chris, Brett (Kristy), and Ryan Howse; Shawn (Fiance Tania Robichaud) Scott and Shad (Michelle) Howse; Alisha (Rick) Walker-Pickering, Lindsay and Lacey Walker; Christopher, Samantha and Darren Howse; Nathan, Megan, Dane and Destiny Howse; brothers: Rodger (Alice) and Clarence (Sharon); sister, Doris (Tom) Sambrook; brothers-in-law, Bob (Eunice) Sambrook, Howard (Doreen) Sambrook; sister-in-law, Edith Schultz; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was born on a small farm near Avonlea on August 3, 1923. He enlisted in the army at the age of 17 in 1941. Although he would never talk about his war time with his family or friends, he was part of the invasion of France and at war's end, in Germany. John's passion was farming, especially his cattle, but his community involvement was a necessity. He was very involved with the Pangman Legion. Much to the surprise of his family, in his later years, he discovered fishing and bowling, and would go anywhere for a good day on any lake-winter and summer. He will be sadly missed by all he knew and loved. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, August 15 at 2:00 P.M. from Pangman United Church, Pangman with Shelby Kinrade officiating minister. Interment followed in Pangman Cemetery, Pangman. The Urn Bearer was Chris Howse. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Radville Marian Home, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Deep South Personal Care Home, Pangman. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn and Radville, Sask. (842-5432 and 869-2566)
Kathleen Emily Duke
Kathleen 'Kitty' Emily Duke passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 3, 2006 after surgery to replace a broken hip, at the age of 95 years. She was born November 29, 1910 at Yarbo. Predeceased by her husband Frank in 1986, daughter Rita Duczyminski in 1941; her parents William and Kate Binns, sister Gladys, brother Roy and his wife Dorothy; and daughter-in-law Gloria Duke. Left to cherish her memory are her family of four children, Dennis Day (Diana) and his first wife Hedy, grandchildren: Kathleen (Ben) Plante, Bruce Day, Robin (Tori) Day, Sheila (Aaron Laing) Day; Eileen (Harry) Goddard, grandchildren: Pam (Barry) Moffatt, Paul (Annette) Goddard, Naomi (Mike) Herriman; Bill (Marjorie), grandchildren: Laurie (Pete) Dickson, Brian (Jennine) Duke, Glory (Kelly) Kopinsky, Denise (Blake) Doling; Joe (Yvonne), grandchild Karen; also surviving are 21 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Kitty is fondly remembered by all the students she taught first at rural schools near Esterhazy and then at Medora and Amulet. She also is remembered by many more students as she wound down her teaching career in Hardy, Radville and Minton, retiring to Weyburn in 1970 where she enjoyed 16 years of retirement and travelling with Frank. For many years afterwards, she travelled with her good friend, Vi Thomas. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. from Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 315 Douglas Road, Regina with Celebrants, Father Norman Marcotte, Father Richard Jasiak and Father Thomas Nguyen. Interment followed at 1:30 p.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Paul Goddard, Barry Moffatt, Mike Herriman, Jim Binns, Brian Binns and Brian Duke. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, in her memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
Kenneth Christopher Aasen
Kenneth Christopher Aasen passed peacefully on September 6, 2006 in Weyburn. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Gaylene (Murray) Johnston, Saskatoon and their children, Kjell (Cara Ann), Kara Rae; son Murray (Shelly) Aasen, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and their children Jeremy, Kristin, Sarah, Jordan, Amber, Ryan, and Brandon; son Kevin (Doris) Aasen, Weyburn and their children Dustin (Janelle) Nykolas, and Kayla; sister-in-law Grace MacMillan, brother-in-law Leonard (Rosemarie) Gunstenson, and nieces and nephews. Ken is predeceased by his wife, Christena (2004), parents Regine (Trondson) (1923) and Thore (1944) Aasen, his sister-in-law Irene Gunstenson (1980), brother-in-law Allan MacMillan (1944), nephew Robert MacMillan (1970), and his grandson Dr. Kirk Johnston (1994). He was born in Regina on Oct. 13, 1920 and lived on the farm at Lewvan. On Sept. 9, 1944 he married his best friend and soulmate Christena M. MacMillan, and they farmed together for 60 years. Christena was the love of his life and their love could never be measured. They spent countless hours enjoying the pleasures that farm life brought. Throughout the years, Ken was always involved in community efforts, sporting events, and the Lewvan United Church Groups. After the crop was in the bin, they retired to their Weyburn home and immediately began their involvement with the Weyburn Curling Club. Ken had many passions including tinkering and inventing in his shop, traveling, but the one he continued to enjoy were his long walks. As a husband, father and grandfather, his deep faith in the Lord and encouraging attitude inspired us with his nurturing and loving spirit and we now entrust him to God's keeping. A Celebration of Ken's Life was held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment took place at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Regina Memorial Gardens in the Garden at Christus. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432). The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Rev. Hazel Arbon, Rev. Dez Patton and Rev. Ross McMurtry for their prayers and support. Dr. G. Kaban, Dr. A. Fong, Dr. P. Fong, Regina & Weyburn General Hospitals and Hilltop Manor staff for their compassionate care. To our many friends and family who provided us with your love, kindness and understanding through gifts of food, flowers, cards and visits. It is all very much appreciated and God's blessings to all of you. Those wishing to make memorial donations may be made to the Dr. Kirk Johnston Spirit of Dentistry Memorial Fund, cheques payable to: The Emmanuel Baptist Charitable Foundation, Assante Financial Ltd., 301 - 500 Spadina Cres. Saskatoon, SK. S7K 4H9, Attention: Murray Johnston.
Elsie Emma Allen
On August 25, 2006, Elsie Emma Allen, late of Benson passed away at the Regina General Hospital, at the age of 80 years. Elsie was predeceased by her parents, William and Helene Maerz; sisters: Christine (Mike) Engh, Frieda (Peter) Steinhauer, Emily Maerz, and Edna Neurauter; brother John Maerz, and one brother and sister in infancy. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 58 years, Dean Allen and their daughter, Joan (Rudy) Hanelt of Benson and one brother, Wilfred (Barbara) Maerz; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Elsie (nee Maerz) was born October 10, 1925, on the farm near Holdfast. She grew up in a family of six siblings: Christine, Frieda, Emily, Edna, Wilfred and John; brother John died in 1939. She worked along-side her sisters on the farm when she was old enough. Elsie graduated from grade 12 in Holdfast and from Normal School in Moose Jaw, teaching in the Olmstead School District from 1945 - 1948. On July 7, 1948 Elsie married Dean Allen in Midale. After marriage, she became a homemaker and worked beside her husband in the farming operation in the Viewfield District for 58 years. Elsie loved music and played the piano 'by ear', was an avid reader, and loved playing cards and visiting with everyone she came in contact with. She enjoyed travelling, making regular trips to BC to visit her sister, along with two special vacations, in 1988 on a Yukon/Alaska tour and in 1993 to the Maritimes. She was a member of the Viewfield United Church Ladies Aid, until they disbanded. She was always ready to lend a helping hand for social functions within the area such as: Christmas parties, baking for Auction Sales, Funeral lunches, Bridal Showers, and welcoming families into the area. She celebrated many special events in her life such as the birth of her daughter in 1950, their 25th Anniversary with an open house at the farm, her 65th Birthday tea held at her daughter's home, their 50th Wedding Anniversary with coffee and cake at the farm house with friends and neighbours, and her 80th Birthday supper in Stoughton with family and friends. Elsie will be greatly missed by her family and close friends. She had a good life but worked very hard for everything she had. God knew that she would rest easier with Him than having to continue the struggle here on earth. Funeral Services were held Thursday, August 31 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton with Rev. Brian Ast Officiating and a tribute to Elsie was given by Marvin Shauf. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Active Pallbearers: Martin, Doug and Marven Engh, Trevor and Wesley Maerz, and Marvin Shauf. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn & Stoughton, Sask. (842-5432 & 457-2566)