Lenard Dale Olfert
On Sunday, May 21, Lenard Dale Olfert, of Weyburn passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 63 years. Predeceased by his parents, Anna and Henry Olfert, step-mother, Mary Olfert, sister, Leona Neufled, aunt, Helen Rudolph and niece, Tammy Markwart. Len will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 41 years, Jeannette Olfert and their family: Sheila Frederick and her children, Stephanie, Edward, Twyla and Travis; Colleen Olfert; Deanne (Rawn) Oliver and their daughter, Kourtney; Greg (Phoebe Decelles) Olfert and her son, Josh Decelles and Collin (Tracy) Olfert and their children: Kayla and Michael; loving dog, Shadow; brothers, Albert Olfert and his family and Larry Olfert and his family; sister, Marilyn Markwart and her family as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Lenard Dale Olfert was born February 6, 1943. The family lived in Rosthern where he received his education to grade 9. Len became a journeyman Carpenter and Locksmith and was self employed in Carpentry and Lock-smithing. On October 10, 1964, Len married Jeannette in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Cedoux. They lived at Cedoux where Sheila, Colleen and Deanne were raised, then they moved to Weyburn where Greg and Colin were born. Len was the best Dad and husband possible. He loved hockey and boxing, and really enjoyed going hunting and fishing as well as playing cards as a hobby. He was the president of the Wildlife Federation at one time, taught Firearm Safety and was the Grand Pooba at the Elks Club, which involved doing a lot of community work, as well as being involved with the Lion's Club for years. He took part in stocking Nickle Lake with fish, and he received many fishing and hunting trophies over the years. His Diabetes and Pneumonia caused his sudden passing, but in our hearts we know that he is in good hands with God and visiting with his sister, Leona, auntie Helen, his parents and with many friends. We all love you very much. A Graveside Service was held Thursday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Green Acres Memorial Gardens with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Len to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
Anna Hedvig Gartz
July 9, 1913 to May 21, 2006
Quietly moved on to her new life. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Louis; parents, Charles and Ingrid Henning; siblings, Alma Olson, Hilda Tranberg, Adolf Henning, Doris Jackson; and son-in-law, Ronald Jacobson. Mother, Grandma and Greatest Grandma - Anna will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Doris Jacobson, Weyburn, son, Wilfrid (Geraldine), Weyburn; siblings, Esther Brodie, Weyburn and Charlie Henning, Radville, as well as Grandchildren: Luanne (Perry), Linda (Michael), Rhonda (Brad) Carolyn (Ric) Conrad, Ramona (Paul) and Jeffrey; Greatgrandchildren - Asia, Dakota, Logan, Aimee, Sidri, Savanna, Jacob, Eli and Malcolm. Anna was born July 9, 1913 and grew up near Cedoux on the family farm. She loved farm life and nature. Anna married Louis Gartz and they lived briefly in Goodwater and Weyburn before moving to their own farm nine miles north of Weyburn where they raised their family. After Louis passed away in 1956, Anna moved to Weyburn where she worked at a nursing home until her retirement. Anna was active in many organizations which included North Weyburn Homemakers, Rebekah's Lodge, Weyburn Hospital Auxiliary, Wheatland Center, Senior's Choir and Grace United Church. As well, she loved to sew, knit, crochet, and visit with friends and family. Anna lived a full life. She was our mother and will be missed. On Thursday, May 25 at 2:00 p.m. the Funeral Service for Anna Hedvig Gartz was held at Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. Gary W. Goran Officiating. The Active Pallbearers were Jeffrey Gartz, Perry Nelson, Dakota Nelson, Ron Olson, Quentin Tranberg, and Andy Henning. Interment was at Green Acres Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends and family so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Anna to the Salvation Army or to a 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 "Our family serving your family"
Hugo John Sprecken
On Monday, June 19, 2006, Hugo John Sprecken, passed away at the Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility at the age of 93 years. Hugo was predeceased by his parents, Eliene and John VonSprecken, six brothers: Reimer VonSprecken, Carl Sprecken, Cal Von Sprecken, Ervin Von Sprecken, John Von Sprecken and Ken Sprecken; five sisters: Johanna McMahon, Margaret Crawford, Hertha Klappstein, Anina McWinnie and Lucia in infancy. Hugo will be lovingly remembered by his numerous nieces and nephews and their families. "Keep'er steady" was a saying Hugo would use with a smile each time family members would leave. If there ever was a steady and steadfast man, it was Hugo John Sprecken. Born August 6, 1912, he was the third youngest in a family of 12. In 1916 a tornado hit that shifted the house, tore the roof off the barn, broke windows on the east side of the house, but they were safe in the cellar. The family had to live in the dark, boarded up house for a couple of weeks until glass was available. They had a riding pony named Topsy, and the children spent time teaching her tricks. He attended Dunreath School at Innes, and was quiet and shy by nature, but loved to dance and was an extremely fine stepper, like his father. He liked to have his best leather shoes polished, ready to dance, even when he lived at Tatagwa View. He lived on the farm at Innes, where he was born, all of his life except for the last couple of years in Weyburn. He loved the quiet, the memories, the feeling of 'home', and although the old house he was born in should have come down, he just couldn't bring himself to tear it down, 'too many memories' he said, so he chose to live in a comfortable mobile home in its shadow, in the treed farm yard created by his father. Hugo lived alone, but could not be considered a lonely man. He loved music and had an extensive collection of records and tapes and he kept up on world affairs and expressed some concern on 'where the world was going'. He had a genuine love for his farm and the land. Hugo loved his God, and in one of his little farmer's notebooks he wrote, "My purpose in this life is to get a better understanding of God, and to get to know God, for I want to love, live and walk with God." Other notes from Hugo's notebooks include: Dear Lord, fill my mind with worthwhile stuff, and nudge me hard when I have said enough, a man is no bigger that the way he treats his fellowman, don't be like a wheelbarrow, for it has to be pushed all the time, and is easily upset, and other sayings. Hugo was a very thoughtful and wise man, he had a great sense of humor, a wonderful quiet chuckle and a very loving and grateful heart. In one of his notes he wrote, "You become what you think about." Thinking kind and good and gentle thoughts gave him almost 94 years of a very happy and blessed life. Funeral service was held Friday, June 23, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Stacey Lund, Todd Sprecken, Colin Bakken, Dwight Rasmuson, Darwin Knibbs and Curtis Von Sprecken. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations in memory of Hugo may be made to the Weyburn General Hospital Equipment Fund. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd, Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
Scott Doud Bangsund
Scott Doud Bangsund, aged 24 years of Lampman, passed away June 22, 2006 as a result of a tragic accident near Frobisher. Scott will be greatly missed by his fiancée, Jennifer Taylor, Lampman; his father, Lyndon Bangsund, Lampman; his mother, Susan (Stan) Schaworski, Rossburn, MB; his stepmother, Dena Scott (Tony Trush), Lampman; his siblings: Jennifer Bangsund, Edmonton, AB; Michelle Bangsund, Brandon, MB; Blaine Bangsund, Lampman; Lacey Bangsund, Lampman; Morgan Trush, Lampman; Mikal Schaworski, Rossburn, MB; Erin Schaworski, Rossburn; his grandparents: Josephine Bangsund, Weyburn; Vi Urschel, Grenfell; Phyllis Scott, Weyburn; Stanley Schaworski, Winnipeg, MB; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Scott was predeceased by his grandparents George Stef, Melvin Bangsund, Dale Scott and Adeline Schaworski and his uncle, Kevin Scott. Scott was born in Weyburn on January 25, 1982. During his youth, he lived in Weyburn, Estevan, Yorkton, and Rossburn, MB until he moved back to Lampman to live with his father in 1996. He graduated from Lampman High School in 2000, and worked at various jobs including the R.M., Shand Power Plant, Titan Technologies and was working for Acutec Systems Limited at the time of the accident. Scott enjoyed all aspects of school life and excelled in drama productions. In the last few years he has enjoyed fishing, being at the cabin at Carlyle Lake with family and friends playing cards and games, and spending time with his many friends, especially his best friend and fiancée, Jennifer Taylor, to whom he was to be married on August 12. He was a well-respected member of the Lampman community and a member of the volunteer fire department. Scott was a caring, kind and honest person, and was a helpful and trusted caregiver for his brother, Blaine, who has Muscular Dystrophy. Funeral service was held Monday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lampman Community Rink. If friends so desire donations can be made to Muscular Dystrophy of Canada.
Marvin Melvin Bloor
Marvin Melvin Bloor passed away at the Didsbury Hospital in Didsbury, AB on April 26, 2006 at the age of 74 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife Carol, daughter Shelley (Terry MacNeil), granddaugher Jennifer Warren (George), a sister Vera (Pat) Paterson, sisters-in-law, Lillian Zimmerman and Thelma Bloor, stepmother-in-law Ellen Eddy and many other relatives. He was predeceased by his only grandson Curtis, his parents Clifford and Mary Bloor, brothers Howard and Clarence Bloor, a sister Isabel Schwartz and a brother-in-law Frank Schwartz. Marvin was born near Bromhead on May 28, 1931. He attended Hamar School. He worked for Canada Packers in Estevan, hauled crude oil in the Midale and Ratcliffe areas and worked for Bowman Brothers in Regina, driving a one ton delivery truck. During this time he also helped his dad farm at Bromhead. In 1958 he married Carol Eddy. They lived in Regina until the fall of 1959 when they moved to Oungre to drive school bus and farm. They lived in the hamlet of Oungre until purchasing a farm two miles west of Oungre. Marvin was an avid curler. He kept busy most winters curling and feeding his cows. He served as councillor for the R.M. #7 for four years. In 1984 their farm was sold and they moved to an acreage near Crossfield, AB. Two years later they moved to the town of Crossfield. He was a member of the Elks and the Golden Key Club in Crossfield. He went to many senior's games participating in bridge, shuffleboard and whist. He also loved to play cribbage. The highlight was when he once got a 29 hand! He bowled on a senior's league in Airdrie, AB and loved to dance, until his health declined. A Celebration of Life service was held in Crossfield Community Hall with Rev. Kelly Osgood officiating.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of John Chapman on June 22, 2006 in the Regina General Hospital at the age of 54 years. John leaves behind: Bernice, Colleen, Gordie, Sharon, Kara, Joe, Jeff, the group home, a sister, Donna and his many friends. Even though John had down syndrome, he touched many people with his love of life, his love for CTV and his wonderful sense of humor. He was also very dedicated to his work at the Sarcan workshop for over 25 years. The family would like to thank Bernice Erickson, the staff of the Weyburn Group home, the business community and the people of Weyburn, including the Weyburn Police force for treating John so kindly and with such respect. Also, John leaves behind his many cousins and friends in Moose Jaw who made his adolescent years memorable. In particular, he loved the Hudson farm and all the animals, both big and small. For many of us, John left a gift of huge memories. He was the sunshine of our lives. May he rest in peace. Funeral service was held at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, on Monday, June 26, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Donations may be made to the Weyburn Group Home Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
On Sunday, June 25, 2006, at the age of 88, Anna Selme, suddenly passed away at her apartment in Bison Manor, Weyburn. She was predeceased by her parents, Mathias and Eva Brendel; all of her sisters and brothers: Margaret Potuer, Elizabeth Roesslein, Cicilia, Matt and Carl Brendel; and brothers-in-law: Herman Potuer and Joe Roesslein. She will be lovingly remembered by her family, Maryann (Oscar) VanDenBossche of Osoyoos, BC; Gerald Selme of Calgary, AB; and Judy (Oliver) Dionne of Radville; five grandchildren: Craig (Darla) VanDenBossche and their children, Kevin and Michael; Curtis (Erica) VanDenBossche and their children, Colin and Victoria; Denise (John) Selme-Burke, Dean Selme and Kirby Dionne: six step-grandchildren and six great step-grandchildren, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Anna was born on April 8, 1918 at Tree Lake which is now known as Lake Alma. The Brendel family lived at various locations, but she spent most of her growing up years on the farm they rented about 13 miles south west of Radville, just into the R.M. of the Gap #39. She and her siblings attended Troy school. Anna had to leave school before the end of grade 8 and help around the farm because her mother became ill with diabetes. She had wanted to finish high school and become a teacher but the funds were just not there for her to board in Radville. On October 13, 1936, Anna married Eugene Selme. They lived on the Selme homestead, with his father and sister and then rented a farm 2-1/2 miles south of Radville before purchasing a farm about 10 miles southwest of Radville in the Great West school district and this is where they raised their three children, Maryann, Jerry and Judy. Besides the usual outdoor farm chores and raising a family, Anna earned "pin money" by selling butter, eggs and cream, chickens, turkeys, housecleaning, interior house painting, sewing and altering clothes and making stuffed toys. Pin money was the term used for the extra money farm wives earned for luxuries for their home, children and themselves when the farm income may not have been enough to cover. Throughout her whole life, Anna enjoyed decorating with hand-crafted and ready-made items for all of the seasonal holidays. She always enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and embroidery. This passion for handi-work started back in her childhood when her mother had crocheted and embroidered items for gifts and sale, and also on those dog days of summer when the house was just too hot to be in, they sat in the shade of trees and worked on quilts for the girls' "hope chests". This creative gene was passed on to all of her children. She also valued education, encouraging all of her children to finish high school and continue on to further education, which they all did. This was not the general trend at that time in history. In 1963, Anna and Eugene separated and she moved to BC. Their divorce became final in 1967. During those years in BC, she worked as a baby sitter, housekeeper, cafe manager/waitress in several towns located in the region known as Cariboo Country and in remote tourist resorts of the Chilcotin region. She also continued to do sewing and alterations for many clients and to make her famous stuffed toys. In 1973, she met her soulmate, James and they enjoyed six happy years of companionship, until he suddenly died of a heart attack. In 1982, Anna moved back to Saskatchewan, first residing at Golden Heritage in Radville, then in various locations in Weyburn. Wherever she lived, she was an active member of the United Church. Anna put family first throughout her whole life, not just her children and their families, but also her siblings and their families. She always kept in touch with her first cousins. Anna liked to travel, starting with family vacations when the children were young and later on, in her golden years, she took tours to various locations in Canada. She enjoyed being a seller at craft fairs and flea markets. In later years, she only participated in the annual Bison Manor Craft Sale. Anna really enjoyed going to garage sales, which she and her daughter Judy did regularly. She loved a bargain, living through the dirty thirties taught her how to stretch funds but live a very happy and comfortable life. A Memorial Service for Anna Selme was held on Tuesday, July 4, at 10:00 a.m. at RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Shelby Kinrade Officiating with the aid of the grandchildren and a great grandchild. Anna's ashes encased in one of her hand made toys were interred on her mother's grave site at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. This was followed by a luncheon at Bison Manor Lounge where family and friends visited, remembered and celebrated Anna's life. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Anna Selme. 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"
Boucher, Marguerite, late of Weyburn and formerly of Radville passed away on Wednesday July 5, 2006 at the age of 89 years. She was predeceased by her parents Adelard and Année Laliberté; her loving husband Armand in 1998; three brothers: Joseph, Gérard and Paul; four sisters: Hénédine, Antonia, Marie Louise and Eleonore. Marguerite is survived by her four children: Ray (Connie) Boucher, Weyburn, Diane (Dennis) Laliberte, Qu`appelle, Gemma (Don) Jackson, Regina and Eleonore (Gaylen) Smith, Greig Lake, SK as well as thirteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Marguerite Anna Boucher was born on July 30, 1916 at Souris Valley. She completed her education, grades one through eight. On October 22, 1935 she married Armand Joseph Boucher. Marguerite enjoyed many things especially sewing, gardening and playing cards. She was a dedicated housewife and loved being a mom to her four children. Much of her time was spent being a seamstress, not only for her family, but for the residents at the Marion Home in Radville. She was a member of the C.W.L. and attended the Catholic Church faithfully. Prayers were held on Friday, July 7 at 7:00 p.m. from Holy Family Parish Catholic Church, Radville. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday July 8, at 10:00 a.m. from Holy Family Parish Catholic Church, Radville with Fr. Francis Kurisinkal, Celebrant. A private family interment followed at Laurier Cemetery, Radville. The active pallbearers were Marguerite's grandchildren and all that attended the service were considered honorary pallbearers. For family and friends so wishing donations in memory of Marguerite may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan.
Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK (848-0333 or 1-888-848-0333). If so desired, expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com "Our family serving your family"
Irene Fleming, late of Lampman, SK, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2006, in Regina at the age of 79 years. Prayer service was held Friday, June 23, 2006, 7:30 pm at Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, Lampman. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, June 24, 10:30 am with Rev. Fr. Ken Bernard the Celebrant and Rev. Fr. James Owolagba the con-celebrant. Interment of the cremains will be at the Parish Cemetery, Lampman. Irene was predeceased by her parents Lawrence and Margaret Schmidt; her husband Vic Fleming; brothers Joe & Alphy Schmidt; son Perry; daughter Gloria and granddaughter Krista Elmy. Irene is survived by her loving family: son Alphy (Marilyn) Fleming, Weyburn; 3 daughters Rhonda (Bob) Baudria, Weyburn, Brenda (Eugene) Achtemichuk, Regina and Cory (Milton) Elmy, Weyburn; grandchildren Blake (Della) Dube, Marke Dube, Dale Baudria, Kathy (Alf) Trudelle, Donna (Chad) Cavers, Sharon Achtemichuk, Aaron (Shawna) Elmy, Kimberly (Leonard) Borth, Charmaine Elmy (Steven Verbeurgt); great grandchildren Lainey & Kailey Dube, Nevada & Asia Baudria, Alexandra Cavers, Taylor & Nathan Elmy, Nicholas Borth, Brooke Verbeurgt and Avery Trudelle; 3 sisters Marie (Tom) Stinson, Vancouver, Vi Olson, Pennant, Clara (Charlie) Ross, Calgary; 1 brother Ed Schmidt, Estevan and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Those so wishing may make donations to the Lampman Community Health Centre or the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Irene Fleming. Funeral arrangements were in care of Boire Funeral Home, Estevan.
Lloyd Russell Casler
Lloyd Russell Casler late of Weyburn passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital on July 5th, 2006 at the age of 85 years. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Clara Casler, a daughter in infancy, Dorothy Marie, son-in-law, Norm Harding brothers: Ira, Clifford (Vina), and Harold Casler, sister, Laura and great grandson, Kyle Huck. Lloyd will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy and their family, daughters: Pat Harding and Diane (Blaise) Fornwald; sons: Russell (Barb) Casler and Doug (Leanne) Casler; sisters: Mabel "Peggy" Lohse and Lavine Rivard; sister-in-law, Kay Casler; brother-in-law, Zeb Heisler; 11grand children and 8 great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service was held Saturday, July 8th, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. From Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, with Ross McMurtry officiating minister. For friends so wishing, donations in memory of Lloyd may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)