Diana Marie Johnson
On Wednesday, September 6, 2006, Diana Marie Johnson passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 73 years. Diana was born in Radville on December 14, 1932 to Alexandre and Annette Galarneau, the oldest of three children. She was raised on the family farm at Radville and received her schooling at St. Olivier School in Radville. Later in life she went to Fort San to work in the Sanatorium. There she met the love of her life, Alex Johnson from Stockholm. On October 11, 1954 in Radville they were married. During the years, they bought a house and started a family, raising two children, Brian and Julie. On March 14, 1981, the love of her life, Alex, passed away. To fill a void, Diana became talented at knitting and crocheting, making numerous items for her children and grandchildren. She loved to garden and travel, seeing many countries and experiencing their customs. She also loved to watch her grandson's hockey games and became quite involved. Later in her life, she became the family caregiver, looking after her step-dad, August Wehinger for several years until his passing in 1995. Shortly after that, she looked after her mother, Annette Wehinger for several years, joining the Weyburn Special Care Home auxiliary. Throughout her life, she was very dedicated to her religion and her church, looking after the church library. She will be very sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Diana was predeceased by her parents, Alexandre Galarneau (1953) and Annette Wehinger (2006), husband Alex Johnson (1981), and step father, August Wehinger (1995). Left to cherish her memory are her family: son, Brian (Shirley) Johnson of Weyburn, and daughter, Julie (Donald) Giroux of Charlie Lake, BC, four grandchildren: Cory and Charlene Johnson, Brennen and Lexine Giroux, four great grandchildren: Alex, Tylenasha, Zackary and Karli; brothers: Alfred (Reine) Galarneau of Radville, Jess Gaspard (MaryAnn) Galarneau of Langruth, MB, step-brothers: Heintz Wehinger of Edmonton, AB, John (Mary) Wehinger of Victoria, BC, Bill (Sharon) Wehinger of Cold Lake, AB; step-sister, Louise (Bob) Benesck of Kingston, ON; sister-in-law Beda Osland of Esterhazy; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Prayers were said Sunday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The Funeral Mass was held Monday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche, Celebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All who shared in Diana's life were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were: Cory Johnson, Brennen Giroux, Robert Galarneau, Olive Galarneau, Tim Erickson and Ross McKechnie. For friends so wishing, donations in memory of Diana may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Stained Glass Window Fund. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
Clifford Alvin Branning
On Wednesday, August 30, 2006, Clifford "Cliff" Alvin Branning, late of Weyburn passed away at Crocus Plains Villa at the age of 98 years. Predeceased by his parents, Richard and Katherine; his wife Helen; nine brothers: Cecil, Elmer, Lawrence, Clinton, Ross, William, Leonard, Edgar, infant Fredrick; granddaughter, Debbie Foley and great grandson, Tony John Foley. Cliff is survived by his family: Alvin (Denise) Branning of Osler, Wayne (Florence) Branning of New Brunswick, Mildred (Vic) Menard of Castrol Valley, CA, Glenn (Dianne) Branning of Weyburn, Donna Branning (Karen) of Saskatoon, 11 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Cliff was born December 18, 1907 at Brock Twp., Ontario, the fifth child of Richard and Katherine Branning. His parents were married in 1897 near Seagrave, Ontario. They came West in 1912, living on farms near Tuxford and Fairlight. They moved to Yeoman for some time, then moved to a farm west of Trossachs where Richard passed away. Mrs. Branning married William Powell in 1928. They lived in Saskatchewan until 1934 when they went back to Ontario, where they lived until their passing. Cliff married Helen Christopherson in Weyburn on February 8, 1930. During their first years of marriage, Cliff had to go North in search of work. As time didn't get any better, in 1934 they moved to Ontario where Cliff worked loading box cars with turnips. During the War years, he worked in the arsenal and foundry in Lindsay, Ontario. In 1946 they moved back to Saskatchewan and bought a farm raising pigs and cattle. In 1952, Cliff was hired by the R.M. of Brokenshell to operate caterpillar and build and maintain roads. After 27 years of service for the R.M. they sold the farm and Cliff retired to Yellow Grass, Sask. Cliff and Helen were life time members of the United Church. He really enjoyed singing in the church choir, and liked to tend his garden, apple trees and raspberries. They were also very involved with the Senior's Centre in Yellow Grass. Cliff also curled in Trossachs for many years. He will be lovingly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral Services were held Saturday, September 2 at 10:00 A.M. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating, the eulogy was given by Cliff's granddaughter, Sue Sawicki. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were: Kerry Sawicki, Mark Branning, Len Sawiki, Jeff Claffey and Gary Christopherson. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Cliff to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
James (Jim) Angus Giroux
James (Jim) Angus Giroux, late of Weyburn, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2006 at the age of 76 years. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Pauline Giroux; two infant brothers, Joseph and Allan; brother, Phillip, sister, Bernice Zirrie; his mother-in law and father-in-law, Elise and Richard Farand; as well as several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Jim leaves to mourn his loving wife, Terry of Weyburn; his son, Randy and his children, Krystal (Colton) and Thayne; his daughter, Denise (Clifford Trachsel) and their children, Kevin and Stacey; his son, Keith (Denise) and their children, Jaye, Kyron, Tara and Heather; and one great grandson, Denzel; his brothers, Howard (Lena), Eddy (Louise), Eugene (Bernice) and Dwayne (Judy); his sisters, Audrey (Randy Greer), Alva, Lovina (Carol Berner) along with many uncles, aunts, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family, Derrek Sykes. Jim was born on a dairy farm south of Weyburn. He was the oldest of 12. He started school at the Convent in Forget and spent the next eight years there. He finished high school at the Weyburn Collegiate, graduating in 1947. He took a course in diesel mechanics. At age 17, he started farming with his dad and his brother Howard and continued for the next 55 years. Jim was a very dedicated family man but still found time to volunteer in his parish and community. He ushered at mass, was involved in some of the K.C. functions and served at banquets at McKenna Auditorium. He received an Honorary Life Membership in the Knights of Columbus. He believed in taking part in some of the farm groups. He served as president of the Weyburn Agricultural Society and was a director of the Farm Update for 25 years. He served as chairman of the Central Board when his children attended Queen Elizabeth School. The South Weyburn Community Centre was a great gathering place of fellowship and fun and Jim also took a turn at being chairman for this group. Jim and Theresa (Terry) Farand were married at Radville in 1953. She didn't come from a farm but soon settled in the great community and loved it. At the time of Jim's passing, Jim and Terry were still residing at the same location South of Weyburn. In his spare time Jim did many puzzles, enjoyed doing book work and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandkids, who called him Papper and of whom he was very proud of. He loved to dance and was usually the last one to leave the dance floor. His faith was very important to him and he said it kept him on the right track. Jim's love of the land and being on the tractor and combine never left him, even after he got sick and was weakened with cancer the past four and a half years. He still longed to have the opportunity to do just a little more farming. He did drive around this fall and saw the harvest in full swing. His fight with cancer was a courageous one and he left us with many good memories. The funeral service of remembrance for James (Jim) Angus Giroux was held on Monday, September 25, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche Celebrant. Jim's grandchildren and great grandchild were the honorary pallbearers and the Knights of Columbus, Weyburn branch served as the Honor Guard. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. In lieu of flowers, for friends so wishing, donations in memory of Jim may be made 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"
Cora Jeanette Stadnick
Cora Jeanette Stadnick, late of Yellow Grass, passed away September 28, 2006, at the age of 81 years. Cora was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Jeanette LaBatte, her husband, John in 2005, and numerous brothers and sisters. Cora will be lovingly remembered by her family: Donna (Dwayne) Brilz and their children: Darcy (Susan) Brilz, Delaine, Miranda; Rhonda Graham Tyler, Danielle; Robert (Linda) Stadnick and their children: Natasha Doidge, Justina, Katlin, Taylor; John (Carla) Stadnick, Jessica, Jordan; Nicole (Micheal) Perron, Dawson, Austin, Joseph; Jim (Doreen) Stadnick and their sons, Brent and Shane Stadnick; Larry (Leslie) Stadnick and their children: Corey (Becky) Stadnick, Ty, Trista; Kyla (Colin) Tessier, Ryder; Tannis and Derek Stadnick, Jennifer and Raymond Craddock; Karen (Darrin) Hockley and their children, Brittany and Ryan Hockley; several brother, sisters, nieces and nephews. Cora Jeanette Stadnick (LaBatte) was born September 20, 1925 in Gladmar. She was raised with a large family on a farm in Gladmar, then moved with her parents to Lake Alma where they ran the hotel. On October 29, 1945 Cora married John Stadnick. They lived on a farm at Radville, and later moved into the town of Radville. She lived in Radville for 60 years until her health and John's illness made her leave Radville to live in Yellow Grass with Karen and family. John and Cora celebrated 61 years of marriage. Cora was a homemaker and ran a play school in her home for several years. She enjoyed doing ceramics, embroidery, and ran the kitchen at the curling rink and did catering for many events. Cora was a member of the order of the Royal Purple. Christmas was Cora's favourite time of year because it brought together all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family was the most important thing and the light of her life. She cherished each and every one. A memorial mass was held Tuesday, October 3 at 2:00 p.m. from Holy Family Parish Catholic Church, Radville, with Father Francis "Prince" Kurisinkal Celebrant. The urn bearers were Brittany and Ryan Hockley. Interment followed in Laurier Cemetery, Radville. For friends so wishing donations may be made in memory of Cora to the Radville EMS Services, Box 795, Radville, SK S0C 2G0. Arrangements in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn, & Radville (306-842-6662 & 869-2566)
Isabelle Bruce Eaglesham
Isabell Bruce Eaglesham (nee Hilliar) passed away on September 23, 2006 at the age of 91. She was predeceased by husband, Dr. Fergus Eaglesham; her granddaughter Tobi Haddow (Rubin), and her siblings, Eleanor, Gracie and Jim. She is survived by her son Dr. Hugh Eaglesham, her daughter Janis Eaglesham, her grandchildren, Brett, Gina, Shelah, Scott, Jennifer and her great grandson Jake. Isabelle, a respected author, publisher, and local historian, pursued an extraordinary number of diverse interests, dedicating herself to her writing, her political beliefs, and preservation of Weyburn's cultural heritage. She was a valued member of many organizations such as the I.O.D.E., Knox Presbyterian Church, Soo Line Historical Society, Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, and Saskatchewan Liberal Party. She was the gracious recipient of numerous honors and awards including CKCK Citizen of the Week Award, Weyburn Chamber of Commerce Golden Spike Award, Wheatland- Souris Recreational Award for Individual Achievement, Knights of Columbus Award, and Canada's Heritage Award in Communication. The family wishes to thank the staff at Crocus Villa and all those who showed Isabelle kindness during her last few years, especially, Blanche, Bunnie, and Ken Fleming. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Knox Presbyterian Church or the Soo Line Historical Society. The funeral service for Isabelle Bruce Eaglesham was held on Wednesday, September 27, at 2:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. The active pallbearers were Ken Fleming, Stan Runne, Jim Nedelcov, Ken Obst, Fred Bennett, Sonny Reinfelds, and Jim Onstad. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. 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"
Linda Isabel Shauf
I, Linda Isabel Shauf of Estevan, passed away in Regina on September 21, 2006. I was born to Harry and Lena Ivan on May 4, 1952. I was predeceased by my infant son Brent Neil Shauf, my father Harry Ivan, my baby sister Judy Elaine Ivan, my grandparents Mary Ivan, Krisjan and Royal Bjarnason and my father in law, Ivan Shauf. I am survived by my best friend and devoted husband of 35 years, Gerald, loving daughter, Michelle (Josh) Bock and treasured granddaughters, Claudia and Monica Bock, mother Lena Ivan, siblings, Hazel (Marcel) Glowatski, Carol Greva, Jean (Paul) Cragg, Edna (Wayne) Donnelly, Allan (Colleen) Ivan, Elmer (Sharon) Ivan and Norma (Greg) Boucher, in-laws Loris Shauf, Dale (Audrey) Shauf, Marvin (Colette) Shauf, JoAnn (Barry) Larsen, Brian (Carol) Shauf, Murray Shauf, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and many good friends. I became involved with the Scleroderma Association of Saskatchewan in 1991 and became group president in October 2000. I was also involved with the formation of the Scleroderma Society of Canada and met many dear people all working towards a common goal for Scleroderma - finding a cure, raising funds for research, and promoting awareness. "You may be here for only a short while. But, in whatever part you play, be remembered as part of a legacychanging someone's life for the better. It's that legacy that never dies." Memorial donations can be made to the Scleroderma Association of Saskatchewan, c/o Gerald Shauf, treasurer, 465 Willow Bay, Estevan, Sask. S4A 2G3. Ph: 634-3433. Email: email@example.com. Funeral service was held Friday, Septamber 29, at 2:00 p.m. from the Estevan Alliance Church with Pastor Mark Bergen officiating. Active Pallbearers were: Dale Shauf, Marvin Shauf, Marcel Glowatski, Barry Larsen, Brian Shauf, Greg Boucher and Wayne Donnelly. Interment followed on Friday, September 29, at 3:00 p.m. in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
On Wednesday, September 20, 2006, Margaret "Jean" Roome, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her husband, William John Roome; her parents, Robert and Olive Watson; sisters, Louise Trudgeon and Ruth Mitchell; brothers, Norman and Elwood Watson; as well as a son-in-law, Dennis Bernie. Jean is survived by one daughter, Wanda Birnie of Weyburn, and her children: Bill (Karry) Birnie of Medicine Hat, AB and their daughter, Abbygael Birnie and Dallas Birnie of Weyburn; one son, Russell (Carol) Roome of Weyburn, and their children: Colleen Roome of Seattle, Washington and John Roome of Weyburn, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Margaret Jean Watson was born May 4, 1916 at Weyburn. She was brought up on the family farm. On October 22, 1945, Jean married William John Roome at Plentywood, Montana. She worked as a telephone operator in Weyburn, then became a full time homemaker on the farm where she worked very hard alongside her husband. They had many animals on the farm and took very good care of them, showing cats, dogs and horses and had to milk by hand 8 to 12 cows morning and night. Jean also belonged to the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She lived in rural Weyburn most of her life, moving to Weyburn when she was elderly. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. Funeral service was held Saturday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Bill Birnie, Dallas Birnie, John Roome, Colleen Roome, Neil Trudgeon and Jack Forsberg. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Jean to the Weyburn Humane Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
On Friday, September 22, 2006, Joseph Zaborowski, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by his parents, Ladislas and Odile Zaborowski; his first wife, (Cecile) Czeslawa; and two infant brothers. Joseph is survived by his second wife, Margaret Zaborowski of Weyburn; his only daughter, Odile and son-in-law, David Statt of Regina; two grandsons, Derrick and Andrew Statt; step-son, Kim and step-daughter-in-law, Divine Fraser of Nigeria, Africa; two step granddaughters, Katelyn and Destiny Fraser; as well as relatives in France and Poland, and numerous friends from all corners of the world. A graveside service was held Tuesday, September 26, at 2:00 p.m. from Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Following the Interment, a memorial lunch was held at 2:30 at the Weyburn Legion Hall. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
Louise Elisabeth Hoffert
Louise Elisabeth Hoffert late of Weyburn, passed away on Monday, October 9, 2006 at the age of 71 years. Louise was predeceased by her husband, Fred; her parents: Lawrence and Clara Crumly; four brothers and two sisters. Louise is survived by her children: David (Pam) Hoffert and their daughter, Lauren of Calgary, AB; Duane Hoffert of Weyburn; Mary-Anne (Daryl) Pearson and their children, Jetta and Jared of Saskatoon, Bernadette (Todd) Persson and their children Miles, Megan and Mathew of Tribune, Sheila Hudson and her children, Chelsey, Alexie and Evan of Weyburn; one brother, Ed (Gloria) Crumly of Salmon Arm, BC; one sister, Emilia LaLonde of Estevan; brothers and sisters-in-law: Marie Crumly, Estevan, Earl Backlun, Estevan, Anne Sauvie, Vernon, BC, Rose Hoffart, Weyburn, Ingatz Hoffart, Vancouver, BC, Paul Hoffart, Chilliwack, BC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and very special friends. Louise was born on February 28, 1935 at Outram, the second youngest of nine children. She married Frederick William Hoffert on June 30, 1952. They had five children while living in Estevan. The family then moved to Watrous in 1964 when Fred was transferred there by O.K. Economy. In 1967, they made their final move to Weyburn. In Weyburn, Louise worked in the kitchen at the Weyburn Union Hospital, as a chambermaid at the King George Hotel, at the Zippy Mart as a sales clerk and as a homemaker. In her spare time, Louise enjoyed visiting with family and friends, bowling and bingo. She was a very active member of the Royal Purple, Elks; Ladies Auxiliary, Legion, the CWL, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the MS Society of Canada. She was diagnosed with MS in 1984 and bravely fought the disease's progression for many years. Together, Fred and Louise moved into Souris Valley Regional Care Centre in 1998. She will be sadly missed by all of her family but she is finally at peace. A special thanks to all of the staff at Tatagwa View for the many years of wonderful, loving care you provided to our mother. Thanks to Father Gerry Bauche, the choir, and the CWL for the wonderful lunch. Thanks to RD Family Funeral Chapel for the kindness shown to us during this trying time. Prayers for Louse Elizabeth Hoffert were held at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, on Thursday, October 12, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass for Louise Hoffert was held on Friday, October 13, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with celebrant, Father Gerry Bauche. The Active Pallbearers were Jerome Hoffart, Eugene Emberley, Albert Turgeon, Tim LaLonde, Svein Bryeide, and Don Mickalishen. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. For family and friends so wishing, donations in memory of Louise may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. 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".
Millicent Marguerite Rolfe
Millicent Marguerite Rolfe (nee Howsam), age 90 years, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2006 in Regina. She was predeceased by her parents, Frank Howsam (December 1942) and Ida Howsam (October 1956); first husband Freeman Howsam (August 1963); second husband Joseph Rolfe (January 1982); sisters Olive (1976) and Irene (1994); nephews Bruce Jacques and stepson Don Rolfe. Millicent is survived by her son Manford (Marilyn) Howsam of Colfax; daughters Betty (Clarence) Dickie of Creelman, and Winnifred (Doug) Rowe of Island Lake, AB; stepchildren Bev Rolfe of Assiniboia, Jim (Muriel) Rolfe of Pembroke, ON, Gordon (Elsie) Rolfe of Vanier, ON, Doris (Don) McLaughlin of Gabriola Island, BC, Norma (Bob) Gillespie of Halifax, NS, Shirley (Ed) Fieldgate of Regina, and Carol (Hugh) Allen of Regina; niece Joyce (Frank) McFarlen of Regina; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. A "Special Thank you" to all the doctors, nurses and homecare givers, who have cared so compassionately for her during her final days. A funeral service was held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, Saturday, October 14, at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Flowers most gratefully declined. Family and friends so wishing may make donations in Millicent's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, 2360-2nd Avenue, Regina, SK S4R 1A6 or a charity of one's choice. Family and friends are invited to sign a book of condolences through www.regina-memorial.ca. Arrangements were entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.