Elaine Ann Snell
Elaine Ann Snell, late of Weyburn, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2006 at the age of 65 years. Elaine was predeceased by her parents, Nelles and John Mollard; her father-in-law, Bert Snell; her aunt and uncle, Claire and Fred Nicol along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Elaine is survived by her husband, Robert Snell, Weyburn; her children: Shannon Snell, Weyburn; Shaun (Jeannine) Snell, Wadena, and their children, Kyle and Garrett; Cameron (Lori) Snell, Weyburn, and their children, Marci and Roberta. Her sister, Peg (Chuck) Fraser, Cochrane, AB; her mother-in-law, Mildred Snell, Watrous; her brother and sister-in-law, Howard (Sandra) Snell, Watrous; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Elaine was born on February 4, 1941 at Regina. Elaine and Robert were married June 4, 1960. Elaine worked as a secretary until her retirement. She enjoyed painting, doing crafts, showing her dogs, camping and traveling. Elaine had a loving passion for all animals. The Service of Remembrance for Elaine Ann Snell was held on Friday, October 13, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon and Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment will follow at a later date. For friends so wishing, donations in memory of Elaine may be made to the Weyburn Humane Society, Box 1062, Weyburn, SK S4H 2L3. 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"
Ida Louise Heebner
Ida Louise Heebner, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend passed away peacefully on October 4, 2006 in her 93rd year. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill in 1983, and leaves to mourn her only child, Donald and his wife, Colleen (Coco), granddaughter, Diane Madden (Kelly Fix), grandson, Gary Heebner, and great grandsons, Trevor and Stuart Madden. Funeral service was held Friday, October 13, at 10:00 am in Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2091 Gordon Drive Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society #217-1889 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5V5 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 1633 Pandosy St., Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P6. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC (250)762-2299.
Lois Morton passed away peacefully and with family members at her side on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at the age of 76 years. Lois was predeceased by her father, Olaf Hanson, and mother, Annie Hall; stepfather, Jack Hall; sister, Edith Mounsey; brother, Leonard Hanson; infant son, Larry Morton; granddaughter, Jade; and husband, David Morton. She is survived by her brothers, Ellwood (Lois) Hanson and Alan (Laurina) Hanson; sisters-in-law, June Hanson, Kay Morton, and Virginia Morton; children, Gerald Morton, Penny (Nelson) McKee, Susan (Wayne) Russell, Donna O'Dell, Herman (Treena) Isaac, Mark (Melanie) Morton, Kevin (Myrtle) Isaac, and Kelly (Nancy) Morton; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Krista (Craig), Corey, Jacque (Bruce), Sabrina (Ryan), Chris, Tyson, Mackenzie, Andrew, Tanner, Morgan, Jared, Jor-el, Jeremy, Jordan, Alisha, and Eric; great-grandchildren, Alanis, Loissa, Braedon, Keenan, Austin, and Ariana; as well as several nieces and nephews and numerous dear friends. Lois was born on April 16, 1929 at Huntoon. At age four, in the midst of the Great Depression, she lost her father to a farm accident, which brought great hardship to her mother and siblings. The family of five received a government allowance of only $15.00 a month. In 1933, the family moved to Griffin where, as Lois often recalled, the struggling family received much kindness and support from local residents. At Griffin, Lois met and then married, in 1948, the young man who became her loving husband of 50 years, David Morton. In later years, Lois recalled fondly both the hardships and joys of taking up farming in the late 1940s and early 1950s: purchasing their first milk cow, melting snow to wash clothes, hunting for partridge and prairie chicken, traveling by horse and sleigh to visit friends and purchase groceries. While farming, Lois and Dave raised their family, a family made up of their birth children and, later on, of their adopted and foster children. After moving in to Weyburn, Lois and Dave also began to look after children who were in emergency foster situations. Lois continued to provide this service even after Dave passed away and she was in her seventies. In 2000, she was honored by the Minister of Social Services for 30 years of fostering, during which time she and Dave assisted more than 45 children and youth. In 2000, Lois decided that she wanted to convey her experiences of the "old days" to her children and grandchildren, and so she began to write her memoirs. These were published in 2002 as a book entitled Way Back When. Lois was pleased to discover that her book was of interest beyond her family and relatives. Scores of copies of Way Back When were purchased by libraries across Canada, and even in Australia. In 2004, when Lois was diagnosed with cancer, her primary concern was how it would impact her family. Her family and friends know well that her life was a celebration of the power of love. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to SIM Canada, 10 Huntingdale Blvd., Scarborough, ON M1W 2S5, in support of Bill and Joy Stregger, missionaries in Burkino Faso, West Africa.
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Glenn F. Foss
Glenn F. Foss passed away peacefully at Fillmore Health Centre on February 3, 2006. Glenn was born November 21, 1928 at Creelman. He was the seventh of eight children born to Fred and Agnes Foss. He grew up near Gooseberry Lake, northeast of Creelman on the family farm. His school days were spent at Sequin School. Glenn began farming with his father and brothers on the land where his son, Randy and wife Colleen live today. Glenn was very proud when the Foss Farm was recognized as a Century Family Farm in 2003. It wasn't all work as the natural habitat of Gooseberry Lake nurtured his love for the outdoors. Hunting and fishing were two of his main outdoor passions. He shared this love with his two sons, Wes and Randy and later with his grandsons. It was a good day for Glenn if he could spend it picking Saskatoon berries in the peace and quiet of the countryside. Only dedicated pickers shared these special times with Glenn. In 1950 Glenn married Maxine (Ogden) and settled on the family farm where they raised their two sons, Wes and Randy. In later years they were blessed with two daughters-in-law and six grandchildren. Life was good! In 1982 Glenn and Maxine moved into Creelman. Glenn continued to be involved with the farming activities until he was admitted into long term care in 2002 due to failing health. Glenn was predeceased by his son Wes in 1995, his parents Fred and Agnes Foss, three brothers Woodrow (in infancy) Gurven (Mary), Vernon (Dorine), brothers-in-law Fred Boomer, Norman Ogden, Nelson Cross, Mel (Ila) Ogden, Cliff (Lil) Ogden, and Gordon Ogden. Glenn leaves to mourn his wife Maxine, son Randy (Colleen), their children Derek, Amy, Allison, daughter-in-law Colleen M. Foss and children Anders (Kristy) Foss, Gregory (Denyne) Foss, and Erin (fiancÚ Scott Greenwald), sisters Helen Boomer, Clarice Ogden, Beulah (Lawson) Lind, and Romona Cross, brother in law Ken (Dolores) Ogden, sisters-in-law Shirley (Gerald) Nurse, Jean Ogden as well as special nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Glenn's kindness, honesty, determination and quiet way were an inspiration to all. His wit, humor, strength and integrity will long be remembered. A Memorial Service was held at Creelman United Church on February 6, 2006 at 2:00 p.m., with Reverend Heather Lea officiating. Friends of Glenn's, Roy Obst and George Holyoak carried the urn and flowers with the interment following in Golden Gate Cemetery, Creelman. Donations in memory of Glenn Foss to the Fillmore Health Care Center. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletchers Funeral Chapel, Weyburn.
Gladys Knoblauch (nee: Anderson)
Oct. 25, 1933 - Feb. 5, 2006
Gladys was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Opal Anderson; and two sons: Bruce and Andy. She is survived by her husband of 52 years: Doug Knoblauch, Griffin; her children: Barry (Bev) Knoblauch, Griffin and their family, Michelle, Laura and Stephanie; Gloria (Ken) Pichie, Weyburn, and their family, Tammy, Sharlene, and grandson, David; Doris Row, Red Deer, AB and her family, Joel and Julie; Rhonda, (Bob) Gillies, Red Deer, AB and their daughter, Sarah; Wayne (Lisa) Knoblauch, Griffin, and their family, Cody, Melanie and Ty; Brothers: Roy Anderson, Weyburn, and Bill Anderson, New Denver, BC. When younger, Gladys was involved in Calf Club and 4-H. She was involved with the church, was a Sunday School teacher, secretary for the curling club and was on the committee for the kitchen at the recreation center. She loved gardening and growing flowers. She also enjoyed bowling, playing ball, curling, camping, fishing, snowmobiling and later took up crocheting for which every grandchild has a quilt to remember her by. She was a caring, wonderful, loving mother of six, grandmother of 11 and great grandmother of one. She enjoyed playing cards and visiting with family and friends. She was most happy when all the family got together under one roof and cooked the most wonderful meals. Family was most important to her but she always had time to help out a friend in need. She always remained positive throughout her battle with cancer and is one of the strongest people we all know. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten. The funeral service for Gladys Knoblauch was held on Thursday, February 9, at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. The honoray pallbearers were Margaret Campbell, Donna Windrim, Hazel Sprecken, Irene Gill, Chris and Rob Beckett and Betty and Dale Knibbs. The active pallbearers were Blair Campbell, Ross Windrim, Keith Sprecken, Ray Gill, Dan Beckett and Darwin Knibbs. Interment followed at Griffin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, for friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Gladys 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"
Gertrude Fanny Forseth
On Friday, February 3, 2006, Gertrude Fanny Forseth, late of Bengough passed away at the Bengough Health Centre at the age of 98 years. Predeceased by her father and mother, William and Gertrude Ambrose; her husband, Emil Forseth (1987); son, Howard Forseth (1999); grandson, Dwayne Forseth (2005); sister, Grace Ambrose (1900); brother, Arthur Ambrose (1999); brother-in-law, Mike Rosenzweig (1997). Gertrude will be lovingly remembered by her son, Mervin (Viola) Forseth of Bengough; daughter-in-law, Bette Forseth of Calgary, AB; and sisters: Alma Ambrose and Edith Rosenzweig; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Gertrude Fanny Forseth was born January 3, 1908 and passed away at the Bengough Centennial Home where she has lived for two years. Gerty was born in Brandon, MB. She moved with her parents from Brandon to the Roe, Ritchie area in 1913 and took her schooling in Desmond and Green Lake. Gerty was a very kind and gentle lady and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. A Graveside Service was held Thursday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m. from Ceylon Cemetery, Ceylon. Interment followed in Ceylon Cemetery. The Pallbearers were her grandsons: Ricky, Gary, Curtis, Lynell, Steven and Lyndon Forseth. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Gerty to the Bengough Health Centre. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn and Radville (842-5432 & 869-2566).
Garth Leslie "Bun" Poole
Garth Leslie "Bun" Poole, late of Weyburn, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at the age of 82 years. Garth was predeceased by his parents: Leslie and Bertha Poole; his wife: Lorna Poole; two brothers: Albert and Bazle Poole; three sisters: Thelma (Irvin) Beckstead, Audrey (Walter) Bagnell, and Ilean (Noel) Hebert. He leaves to mourn his children: Donna (Les) Knibbs, Weyburn, Rick (Tanya) Poole, Edmonton, AB, Jerry (Linda) Poole, Weyburn, Randy (Christine) Poole, Regina, Betty (Vernon) McKinnon, Lloydminster, SK and Terry (Audrey) Poole, Regina; 17 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Donelda "Nell" Poole, Weyburn, Rose Krueger, Victoria, BC, Karen (Elmer) Vicary, Macoun and Bonnie (Don) Pearson, Surrey, BC; brother-in-law: Glenn Krueger, Shaunavon; as well as several nieces and nephews. Bun was born at Innes, (Sec. 4-8-1-W2nd) to Leslie and Bertha (nee: Bushel) Poole. They moved to Huntoon and he started school there. They moved and he attended school at Blackheath, Fraser, Rock Lake and high school at Froude. Following high school, he worked on a threshing crew and railroaded until he and his brother Abe joined the army on July 27, 1942. He served in WWII until 1945, landing back on Canadian soil January, 1946. He received an Honorable Discharge. On October 28, 1948 he married Lorna Krueger and they lived in Froude until they moved to a farm at Huntoon in 1950. They resided there for 20 years. He farmed and worked on the railroad and they raised the family. He always enjoyed working with iron; he did a lot of welding, building and repairing for family, friends and neighbours. He spent lots of time playing ball, curling and snow mobiling. He was an avid hunter (mostly big game) and didn't miss many seasons. Lorna passed away June, 1969. Bun remained on the farm until 1970. He moved the family to Froude where he remained until ill health in 1999. His next home was in Stoughton until August, 2002. He moved into Crocus Plains Villa, Weyburn until his passing. The funeral service for Garth "Bun" Poole was held on Saturday, February 11, at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All in attendance were considered honoray pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Donna Knibbs, Rick Poole, Jerry Poole, Randy Poole, Betty McKinnon, and Terry Poole. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. In lieu of flowers, for friends so wishing, donations in memory of Garth may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association 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"
Katherine Margaret Acton
The passing of Katherine Margaret Acton (nee Weenk) of Weyburn occurred on Saturday, February 4th, 2006 in Weyburn after a battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her husband Roy; father Elias Weenk; mother Margaret Elizabeth; sister Francis Mosier; brothers Casey Weenk and Roy Weenk. She is survived by her daughter Terry Cutler of Saskatoon; son Orville (Deborah) of Weyburn; grandchildren Steven, Sarah, Gregory and Patrick of Weyburn; brothers George (Ila) of Kindersley, Tony (Marlene) of Yorkton, Gordon (Shirley) of Fiske; brothers-in-law John Mosier (Mary) of Waldheim; sister-in-law Dorothy; several nieces and nephews. Kathy was born on March 31st, 1934 in Rosetown and raised on a farm near Herschel. She graduated Grade 12 in Herschel. On November 11th, 1954 she married Roy Oliver Acton. Kathy and Ron lived on a farm in the Toft Hill area. They had two children, Terry and Orville. In 1973 they bought a house in the Village of Herschel. In the spring of 1974 Roy passed away. Kathy resided in Herschel until the early 1980's when she moved to Saskatoon. Kathy worked at St. Paul's Hospital in the Housekeeping Department and then as a nursing aide in the Emergency Department. After her retirement in 2000 Kathy moved to Weyburn to be near her grandchildren. A Memorial Service was held on Friday, February 10th at 2:00 p.m. at The McClure United Church (Taylor Street and McKercher Drive, Saskatoon) with Reverend Ron McConnell and Joan Brown officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Herschel. The family requests in lieu of flowers in Kathy's memory donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society (438 2nd Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C3). Family and friends may send email condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org attention David Schurr (477-4400). Arrangements are entrusted to Hillcrest Funeral Home.
Michael "Mike" Robert James Tait passed away with family by his side on May 27, 2006. He was 48 years old. Predeceased by grandparents, Joseph and Frances Tait, Olga Yanko and Robert Sulz, and by his older brother, Brian in 1996. Mike will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 26 years, Michellene, daughter, Amanda (Daren) Giffin and their children, Ripley and Zoey, and son, Zachary Tait; his parents, Reg and Jean Tait, sisters: Colleen Tait and Sheila (Troy) Pottinger and their daughter, Brooke, sister-in-law, Brenda Tait and her children, Joe, Time and Charla; as well as numerous in-laws, aunts, uncles and cousins. Mike was born in Weyburn and grew up here, attending several local schools. He met Michellene Vandale and married her on June 21, 1980, then moving into the family farm. They have two children, Amanda Jean and Zachary Michael. Two grandchildren have also arrived, Ripley and Zoey, who were his biggest delight. Mike worked at several jobs in and around Weyburn and as of late was with Arndt Air. We were so very proud of him for achieving his aviation mechanics degree, and was just waiting for certification. Mike was a farm boy at heart, learning from his grandfather and father. He eventually took over the farm and in turn was teaching his son, Zachary. He had several hobbies as well. He loved fishing, hunting and boating, but what he loved best was being on a snowmobile. A memorial service was held Friday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. All those who shared in Mike's life were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Interment will be at a later date. For friends so wishing, donations in memory of Mike may be made to the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic or to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn. (842-6662)
On Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Weyburn, Jeremy Renning, 24, of Weyburn and formerly of R.R. #4 Seaforth, ON, passed away. Cherished son of Maureen (Erb) and Ken Renning of R.R. #4, Seaforth, and loving daddy of Dakota Riley. Lovingly remembered by his sister Paula (Jamie) Renning-O'Brien of Vanasta, three brothers: Ron Renning, Tom Renning and Josh Renning, all at home and his step-sister Katrina Roberts of Texas. Jeremy moved to Weyburn about a year and a half ago to work for Northlands, now Weatherford. He loved spending time with his girlfriend Tifani Caldwell and his friends, Cal Connelly, Colin Kerr, Craig Davies, Shannon Rogal, Lacey Caldwell and Jada Sutherland. If he wasn't working or watching movies you could probably find him sitting at the Weyburn Inn socializing with his buddies. Jeremy loved being outdoors and keeping himself busy. He had a personality like no other and it shone through with his passion for unique pets (his snake and two pirhanas). He had a huge heart and would have done anything for anybody at the drop of a hat. Jeremy will forever be in our hearts. A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the Salvation Army Church, 126-4th Street N.E., Weyburn.