Madeleine Moser of Saskatoon, formerly of Weyburn, after a courageous battle against breast cancer, surrounded by her loving family, our cherished Madeleine passed away peacefully at home on May 18, 2006, at age 56. Predeceased by her husband Tony (September 23, 1999), and her father Ralph Pryce (May 14, 2006), Madeleine is survived by two sons Aaron & Moira - Katherine, Angela, Dominic of Saskatoon and Jason & Tracy of Calgary, AB; her mother Mary Pryce of Assiniboia; siblings and their families: Earl (Karen), Norman (Marlene), George (Loretta), Nancy Giraudier, Michael (Anette); Lester (Juanita); mother-in-law Elsie and brother-in-law Steve. Madeleine Louise Moser, nee Pryce, was born April 3, 1950 in Assiniboia. She grew up on the family farm and attended school in Assiniboia. She married her sweetheart Anthony Moser on October 2, 1971. Shortly after Anthony's graduation from university, they moved from Regina to Fort Qu'Appelle. Their family grew with the addition of two wonderful sons, Aaron and Jason. The family moved to Weyburn in 1985 and Madeleine and Anthony were able to watch their sons grow up and excel in school and athletics. Anthony and Madeleine rarely missed their sons' football games or track meets, no matter where they were held throughout Saskatchewan and beyond! In her professional life, Madeleine designed adult education programs to assist others in developing life skills and ultimately, to help them obtain continued employment. Over the years, she helped hundreds of people in Fort Qu'Appelle, Weyburn, and Sask-atoon to find career opportunities. In 1999 Anthony passed away suddenly and soon after, in 2001, Madeleine was diagnosed with breast cancer. She moved to Saskatoon in 2002 to be closer to her sons and their families. Her illness only strengthened her resolve and she was determined to live life to the fullest. She was a strong and determined woman who loved to shop, garden, and spend time at Clear Lake, MB. One of her biggest joys was shopping with her granddaughters and she was especially grateful that she lived to see her newest grandson arrive in November. Her family and friends will remember her as a generous person who enjoyed showering loved ones with gifts and parcels. She loved to spend time with family and close friends and these times were always joyful and full of laughter. Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn, on Tuesday, May 23, at 2:30 pm. Celebrant was Father Gerry Bauche. Honorary pallbearers were 'All those who shared in Madeleine's Life'. Aaron and Jason gave a tribute to their mother and her daughters-in-law Moira and Tracy read scripture and the intercessions. Pallbearers were her brothers and sister: Earl, Norman, George, Nancy, Michael, and Lester. Donations in memory of Madeleine can be made to the Saskatoon Cancer Centre, 220 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 4H4 or charity of choice. Lunch and conversation followed at the McKenna Hall. A private family interment will be held at a later date in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Arrangements were entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, and Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn.
Walton Francis Eddy
Walton Francis Eddy, Late of Weyburn, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2006 at the age of 89 years. Walton was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Sarah, sisters, Fern Wilson, Veronica Brock, Lois Cross, Myrtle Franklin and Cecilia Eddy, and brothers, Jimmy and Leo. Walton will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Helen, and their children: Rowena (Sandy MacIntyre) Eddy of Brock, and her family, Nathan (Trisha), Terena Fraser; Frances (Karl) Boso of Regina, and their family, Jessica (Kelly) VanBlarcom, Jennifer (Greg) Hudack, Tanya (Richard) Klampt; Charles (Kelly) of Weyburn, and their family, Reuben and Briana; Larry (Holly) of Regina and their family, Andrew, Krystal, Lorissa; Elana (Maynard) Bernard of Balzac, AB and their family, Erin, Justin, Krista; ten great grandchildren: Avery, Keeley, Meshak, Sahara, Rayna, Sloan, Ashton, Cloe, Brodey and Dekler; brother, Greg (Myrtle) of Weyburn; sister, Evelyn Erick of Calgary, AB, numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends. Walton was born January 29, 1917 at Roleau. He started school at age seven at Round Grove School. He took his First Communion in Moose Jaw, and attended school in Moose Jaw, Weyburn and Hoffer. In 1939, Walton and his father went up to Acherwall, driving cattle. They stayed there the whole summer. Walton started working out for neighbors at the age of 18. In 1942, Walton was called to the army. He was trained in Terrace, BC, but never had to go overseas. He was released in 1945 and went back farming south of Griffin. On June 27, 1953, Walton married Helen Vilcu at Griffin. They lived on the farm south of Griffin where they raised their family. They had nine children, five living. In later years, they retired into Weyburn, where they lived for many years on Government Road, until poor health, when they moved to Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility in Weyburn. Walton loved to give his opinion on all the open line radio shows from provincial to federal on all matters, but especially political. He was the voice for the Social Credit in the southern part of the province. Health issues were important to him and he was involved with 'Healthy Horizons.' Walton was an avid horseman, and enjoyed going on several trail rides over the years. He was a Charter Member and a Deacon of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Weyburn. Walton loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and was good to his family. He was known and loved by many. Funeral service was held Friday, June 9, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Darren Godsoe officiating. The Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Gene Franklin, Marvin Eddy, Marlene Stack, Dennis Wilson, Duncan Brock and Norm Cross. For those so wishing, donations in memory of Walton may be made to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, 1148 King Street E., Oshawa, Ont. L1H 1H8. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)
Ernest Joseph Lacaille
Ernest Joseph Lacaille, late of Weyburn, and formerly of Radville, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at the age of 79 years. Ernie was predeceased by his parents, Isaie and Marie Lacaille, father and mother-in-law, Mike and Margret Lanz, one brother, Edward, one sister, Eva, nine brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law, and one nephew, Robert Woodley. Ernie will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Betty Lacaille, sisters, Florence Mazer and Helen (Dick) Wells, four sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, as well as by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many cousins. Ernie was born September 30, 1926 to Isaie and Marie Lacaille at Sec.35- Twp.6-Rg.18 West of 2nd, Radville, the second oldest in a family of five. He took his schooling at Soda Lake School south of Radville. On October 8, 1951, Ernie married Betty Lanz from Minton. They farmed for 34 years at Radville and then retired to Weyburn, until his passing. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all he knew and loved. A prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2006 from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral service was held Saturday, June 10 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Laurier Cemetery, Radville. The pallbearers were Troy and Shannon Gordon. The honorary pallbearers wer all of Uncle Ernie's nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. For friends so wishing, donations in memory of Ernie may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn and Radville (842-5432 & 869-2566)
Viola (Vi) Becker
Mrs. Viola Becker of Calgary, AB, passed away at the Forest Grove Care Centre, Calgary, on June 2, 2006 at the age of 84 years. She is survived by two sons Lane and Doug, two sisters Bernice and Marie, numerous brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-laws, nieces, nephews and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her husband Norm. If friends so desire Memorial Tributes may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Leyden's Funeral Home, Reception and Cremation Centre (17th Avenue and 2nd Street SW), Calgary. Tel: (403)228-4422.
Margaret L. Larson
Margaret L. Larson (nee Moen), wife of Emery, went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2006 at the age of 81 years. Emery pre-deceased her with his passing on December 31, 1995. Interment for Margaret will take place at the Midale cemetery on Saturday, June 17 at 11:00 a.m. Family and friends will gather there to remember the life of both Margaret and Emery. They were married June 12, 1945 and raised three girls, Patty, Peggy and Faith. Faith went to be with the Lord on October 6, 1994 after a long illness. They have four grandchildren: John, Steve, Mary and Aaron and nine great grandchildren. Margaret was a faithful wife and mother. She suffered many illnesses during her lifetime but continued to care for her family in spite of them. She and Emery lived in the United States but returned to Saskatchewan in the late 1960's when Emery went to work for the Sask. Department of Health. One of the many things that they passed on to their children was love for God and family. Their example of a strong faith in God and trusting in His leading was foremost in our family. There was also time spent learning about the families and their history. Both Margaret and Emery are sorely missed but we know we shall meet again when we all get to heaven. They fought the good fight, they finished the race, they kept the faith. And now there is in store for them the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to them on that day.
On Saturday, April 29, 2006 Mr. Norman Nelson of Lloydminster, SK passed away in the Lloydminster Hospital at the age of 68 years. Norman leaves to mourn his passing his children: Lu-Anne Donnell of Fort St. John, BC; Kyle (Colette) Sidloski of Wainwright, AB; Paul Sidloski of Glendon, AB; Dempsey Sidloski of Medicine Hat, AB; Ann-Dee (Rodney) Nunweiller of Lloydminster, SK; Eddy Nelson (companion Jackie), Fort St. John, BC, as well as 14 grandchildren. His mother, Myrtle of Midale; one brother, Keith Eldstrom of Midale; one sister, Karen (Ron) Koenderink of Saskatoon. In keeping with Norman's wishes he was cremated at Lloydminster Crematorium and a family service will be held in Midale at a later date.
Janet Dreger (Britton)
14 July 1913 to 10 December 2005
Please join us in a celebration of Janet's life at a graveside memorial service on Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 1:00 in Lang with Rev. John R. Bray officiating. Lunch and fellowship will follow at the hall.
1953 - 2006
Cynthia Lynne Irwin lost her courageous battle to cancer when she passed away on Monday, May 10, 2002 at the Galloway Health Centre in Oxbow. With her family by her side, Cynthia has gone to a better place. She is survived and will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 32 years, David and children Melissa (Anthony Jackson) of Regina, Crystal (Jeff) Tosczak of Weyburn, Landon (Lindsay) of Regina; one grandson Levi Tosczak; her mother Eloise Shaw; sisters Judy Burke, Cheryl-Anne Shaw (Bob Thompson); brothers Jim (Donna) Shaw, Hank (Mary) Shaw, and Scott (Myrna) Shaw; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her father, Jim Shaw. Cynthia was born on July 5, 1952 in Gainsborough where she lived until she graduated from Carnduff High School. She then moved to Minot, ND where she attended the Trinity School for Nursing. She married David in 1973. They moved to Rosetown later that same year where Cynthia worked at the Rosetown hospital. In 1981 they moved to Weyburn. Cynthia worked at the Weyburn General Hospital until 2004. In 1996 Cynthia and David moved to Radville, and here she began working for homecare. She loved her job as a nurse, and there was no other job she wanted. Cynthia was not only a nurse at work, she was the family nurse, the neighborhood nurse, the ringette and hockey nurse, and a nurse everywhere she went. She treated her patients as she treated her family, with love and compassion and she always put them before herself. Cynthia loved spending her time with friends and family of which there are many. She had laughter that was contagious and could be heard laughing from across the room. She also loved spending time in the yard and garden. She was very busy with different committee meetings and work, but she always had time for her children and she loved the little time she had with her grandson Levi. She was our daughter, our sister, our wife, our mother, our grandmother, and our friend. She will be forever loved and always missed. She was the lifeblood of our family and she will continue to always be our angel. We love you. As per her request and in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Cynthia may be made to the Knox United Church, Box 180, Gainsborough, SK, S0C 0X0. Arrangements were entrusted to the Redpath Funeral Home, Carnduff (306) 482-3309.
On Saturday, May 13th, 2006, Hazel Jean Baillie, of Weyburn passed away at the age of 80 years. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Forbes (Bus) Edward Baillie in 1978; mother and father, Mary and Herbert Buckingham in 1955; three brothers: Ernest, Mervin and Allan Buckingham. Jean will be lovingly remembered by her family: two sons, Garth (Yvonne) Baillie of Victoria, BC and their daughters, Kimberley and Andrea; and Donald (Verla) Baillie of Weyburn, and their children: Christopher, Curtis and Chelsey; 3 sisters: Edna MacTaggart, Weyburn, Marjorie Tyson, Trail, BC and Marie Nichols, Regina; one brother, John (Bette) Buckingham, Bethune; 5 sisters-in-law: Dorothy, Helen, Hilda Buckingham, Annie Procknoe and Elizabeth Milford, one brother-in-law, Leo La Valley; and several nieces and nephews. Jean Hazel Buckingham was born December 16, 1925 at Yellow Grass to Mary and Herbert Buckingham. She took her schooling to Grade 12, and then went to Secretarial School. On August 12, 1952, Jean married Forbes (Bus) Baillie, and they lived in Weyburn their entire life where they raised their two sons, Garth and Donald. Jean worked at the Law Office of Don Mitchell, and was the Secretary to the Magistrate for 17 years, working at the Weyburn Courts under Judge Mitchell and Judge Neville. Jean enjoyed reading, dancing, playing cards and Bingo and taking long walks. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, May 17th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. A Tribute was given to his mother by Garth Baillie. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. Donations may be made in memory of Jean to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
Earl Campbell Beggs
November 3, 1919 - May 13, 2006
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our husband and father, Earl Campbell Beggs. Earl was born at Forget, Saskatchewan. He attended Alma primary school and later graduated from Arcola High School. He started farming at Huntoon, Saskatchewan in 1942 and retired from same in 1986 when he and Edna relocated from Weyburn to Victoria, BC. Earl is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Edna, daughters Bonnie (Greg) Benning of Victoria and Joan (Eric) Damjkar of Edmonton and sons Donald (Betty) of Carlyle, and Jeffrey (Wendy) of Victoria. Marnie, Melanie, Jonathan, Katharine, Chase, Jessica, Evan, Stefan and Michael will miss their Grandpa. At his request, no public funeral service will be held. Edna and the children would like to thank the staff at the Victoria General Hospital, James Bay Annex and Mount Tolmie Hospital for their kind and compassionate care of Earl.
Douglas John Pearce
On Tuesday, May 23, 2006, Douglas John Pearce passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 81 years. Predeceased by his parents, Annie and Wilfred Pearce, as well as mother and father-in-law, Meta and Clinton Reed; and brothers-in-law, George Reed and Ken Gibson. Douglas is survived by his loving wife of 48 1/2 years, Ethel Pearce of Weyburn and their children: son, Darcy and family, Debbie Kraus and grandchildren: Keanu, Chloe, Reed and Gavin of Herbert; daughters: Sharynne, Danielle Shaw (Chuck) and grandchild Micheala of Regina; brother-in-law, Raymond (Gisa) Reed and family, Michael, Jeffrey and Michelle; sister-in-law, Lois, Rhonda and Duane Gibson and family, Patricia (Lorne) Straza and girls, Tina, Elizabeth, Tiffany; Julie Reed, Tracy, Cindy (Dwayne) Galigan, many nieces and nephews. Douglas John Pearce was born January 10, 1925 at Ogema. He was raised on the family farm NE 31-7- 22, the only child of Annie and Wilfred Pearce. He attended Key West School until grade 6. Jack worked as a parts-man at Dunn Brothers in Ogema, an elevator helper at the Wheat Pool in Creelman, set up machinery at Fritz Frank & Sons in Ogema, and was a helper for Sask Power at Ogema. He farmed the home farm from 1956 to 1997 at NE 31-7-22. On July 17, 1957, Douglas married Ethel Reed at Creelman and they lived at Griffin for one year, then moved to Creelman until 1963 when they moved to Ogema, finally retiring to Weyburn in 1999. Jack was involved on the Rink Board, the Deep South Museum Board, helped build the new rink in Ogema and was secretary of the Deep South CB Club. He enjoyed sports, acting as time keeper at the Ogema Rink from 1972 to 1980, and watching hockey, baseball and football on TV. He also enjoyed doing carpentry, reading novels and the newspaper. He will be lovingly remembered by all he knew and loved. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. The Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friend so wishing, Donations in memory of Jack may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)