Daniel Miller Hortness
On Friday, June 23, Daniel Miller Hortness, late of Weyburn, and formerly of Manor, passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility in Weyburn at the age of 88 years. Daniel was predeceased by his parents, Lewis and Karen Hortness; brothers: Carl, Newman, Henry, Lawrence, Albert, Victor, Harold and Ruben; great nephew, Daryl Hortness and great niece, Susan Sawyer; mother and father-in-law, Elizabeth and Archie Purvis; brothers-in-law: Mike Decterow, Andy Luyten, Ted Purvis, Howard Purvis and Harold Campbell; sisters-in-law: Betty Hortness, Evelyn Hortness, Marie Hortness, Alice Hortness, Bertha Purvis and Elsie Campbell. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 58 years, Ella, and their children: Diane (Art) Forster, Dallas (Shirley) Hortness, Cheryl (Ray) Stanley and Monty (Roxy) Hortness; grandchildren: Erin Forster, Christine Forster, Cathy (Dave) Cobey, Sheridan (Erin) Hortness, Nathan Hortness, Heather Hortness, Danielle (Travis) Podbilski, Vaughn Hortness, and Brody Hortness; great grandchildren: Melody, Tracy and Rowen; brothers: Bill (Marion) Hortness and Melvin (Joyce) Hortness; sisters: Goldie Decterow and Sylvia Luyten; in-laws: Simone Hortness, Muriel Hortness, Dora Hortness, Avalene Purvis, Lorne (Donna) Purvis, Harold (Mavis) Purvis; several nieces and nephews. Daniel devoted his life to the love and support of his family. In 1942, Daniel joined the Electrical and Mechanical Engineers of the Canadian Army, After completing training, in Cornwall and Borden, Ont., he went overseas to England, then to Italy and Holland, where he served as a Craftsman in the 5th Armored Brigade. For most of his working years, he operated his own construction company, Hortness Construction, and built many homes in the southeastern part of the province. He loved to travel, go fishing, and his favorite hobby was restoring antique cars. A Service to Celebrate Daniel's life was held Tuesday, June 27, at 2:00 P.M. from Knox United Church in Manor with Rev. Greg Kiel officiating. The Interment followed in Manor Cemetery, Manor. The Active Pallbearers were his grandchildren: Vaughn, Brody, Heather and Nathan Hortness, Danielle Podbilski, Cathy Cobey, Sherida Hortness, Erin and Christine Forster. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in memory of Dan to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Manor Cemetery Fund or Manor Knox United Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
Doug Lanz of Weyburn passed away suddenly on July 15, 2006 at the age of 46 years. He was predeceased by his father, Edward Lanz (1980); grandparents Mike and Margaret Lanz, Einar and Hildur Iversen, as well as several uncles, aunts and cousins. He will be lovingly remembered by his son Nathan Lanz, Weyburn; daughters: Eleisha (Kerry Gardner) Lanz and Tasha Lanz; one grandchild Chanel Lanz, all of Moose Jaw; his mother Lila Lanz (Cliff LaBatte), Weyburn ; one brother Don (Rosalie) Lanz, Weyburn and their family, Trevor (Allison), Trina, and Tiffany; sisters Cathy (Hartley) Tessier, Devin and Sheena, Karen (Paul) Kuffner, Laken and Ashton all of Weyburn; special friend Kathy Dykstra and her family of Drinkwater; many aunts, uncles, cousins, fishing buddies, and many, many friends. Doug was born in Radville on April 17, 1960. He attended school in Minton and Gladmar, graduating in 1978. Doug lived on and operated the family farm until 1984. He worked for the Sask. Wheat Pool, Sask. Crop Insurance and then the last 13 years were spent in Weyburn working for Nexans Canada Inc. Doug's passions were hunting, fishing and his shiny Red Truck. He was a very friendly person who loved visiting with friends far and near. He was very family oriented and held his family close to his heart. The Memorial Service for Doug was held on July 21 at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn. Pastor Martin Olson was officiant. A lunch followed the memorial service. Interment was at Chapel Grove Cemetery in Minton. Donations in memory of Doug may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Sask. Wildlife Federation. 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"
Todd Edward Jahnke
On Thursday, July 27, 2006, Todd Edward Jahnke, formerly of Red Deer, AB passed away in Weyburn at the age of 37 years. Predeceased by his father, William "Ross" in 1995. Todd is survived by his two sons, Zachary and Ethan Jahnke, their mother Gerri residing in Red Deer, AB. His mother Clara Jahnke, two brothers Grant and Philip Jahnke, Weyburn, as well as numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and a nephew Ryan Jahnke, Hamilton, ON. A private family graveside service took place Monday July 31, at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in Todd's memory to a donation of their choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd. 842-5432.
Glenda May Raiwet
January 24, 1960-July 28, 2006
Glenda May Raiwet, late of Weyburn, passed away July 28, 2006 at the age of 46 years. Glenda will be lovingly remembered by her children Tania and Marcel and her granddaughter Ashley; Jeff Sykes and his son Derrek; her parents: father Gabriel (Lillian) Raiwet, mother Winona Raiwet (Robert Young); five sisters: Diana Raiwet (David Silversides), Sandra (Les) Holtz, Lorna (Jeff) Dzuba, Karen (Larry) Johnstone, Kathy Agnew; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Glenda was predeceased by her grandparents. Funeral service was held August 3, 2006 in Weyburn at Grace United Church with interment at Green Acres Memorial Gardens in Weyburn. Donations in memory of Glenda may be made to Breast Cancer research. Glenda was born at Oxbow Union Hospital. She was the third daughter of six girls in the family for Gabriel and Winona. She grew up with her sisters, Diana, Sandra, Lorna, Karen and Kathy. Glenda received all her primary and secondary schooling in Oxbow. Glenda married Joe Harvey and they settled in Alberta where their daughter Tania was born. Glenda and Tania moved back to Oxbow, and soon after she attended beauty college in Brandon, MB. After graduation she moved to Stoughton where she opened her own hair salon. Glenda had her second child, Marcel before the family moved to Weyburn. She often looked after other children while continuing with her beauty salon and raising her own children. Glenda took a Special Care Aid course which qualified her to work at Souris Valley Extended Care Hospital, and later the Tatagwa View Health Centre. Glenda enjoyed working with her patients and in turn was very much appreciated by them because of the extra things she did for them. Tania's daughter Ashley was a very special part of Glenda's life. They shared their love of country music, dancing, crafts, and just hanging out. Another very special person in Glenda's life was Lillian, her second Mom, who shared similar interests in crafts and family. Glenda was a very special friend of Jeff Sykes. Of the many things they did together, they loved camping, boating and fishing. Glenda was a fun loving, independent woman, strong-willed, and feisty at times. She was a very caring person and she had many good friends. Her hobbies included raising toy poodles and several collections. Glenda enjoyed gardening, canning and pickling. She spent many hours crocheting Barbie doll dresses. Glenda kept active and healthy. She would work out to keep fit and was in good physical condition. Glenda was camping with friends when she suddenly took ill, so, it is a great shock that she has left us at such a young age. Glenda was a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Glenda will be sadly missed by all whose lives she touched. She was a very beautiful person; beautiful on the outside and on the inside. It is not how long the flower blooms, but how beautifully. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)
Evelyn Marie Honig
On August 1, 2006, Evelyn Marie Honig, late of Weyburn, passed away at Hilltop Manor in Weyburn at 85 years of age. Evelyn was predeceased by her mother and father, Linda and Jerome Deschambault; her husband John; one son, David; three brothers and five sisters. She is survived by her son, Ernie (Dolores) Honig; and two daughters: Elaine (Paul) Walker and their daughter, Amanda; and Charlene (David) Keen and their sons, Jared and Devin; one sister, Blandine Delanoy; sisters-in-law, Marie Deschambault and Mildred (Rene) Rubin, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Evelyn Marie Honig was born August 18, 1920 in Radville, one of six girls and three boys born to Jerome and Linda Deschambault. Growing up in a large family, she spent her younger life babysitting for her older sisters. On July 2, 1942, Evelyn married John Honig in Weyburn and they settled on the old homestead. Raising their four children, helping John, with the harvest, growing a large vegetable garden and sewing kept Evelyn busy. They also took time to attend the "Old Timers Dances", on the first Saturday of every month, first in McTaggart then at the IOOF Hall in Weyburn. She took pride in growing beautiful flowers, embroidering and enjoyed playing cards (and winning). Evelyn was a faithful member of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weyburn. After enjoying a healthy and prosperous farm life, they moved to Weyburn in 1990. John passed away in 1992, and Evelyn filled her time by taking up bowling, gardening, playing cards, and spending time with her family. In 2001 she moved to Hill Top Manor in Weyburn, where she made lots of friends, with her special friend being Norman. Together they enjoyed all the activities at Hill Top such as baking, making crafts, shopping, playing cards and bingo and especially the dances at the Senior's Center. The family wish to thank the staff for the wonderful care Evelyn received at Hill Top Manor. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew her. Prayers were said on Thursday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral service was held Friday, August 4, at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Donations may be made in memory of Evelyn to St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)
Annie Procknow passed away peacefully on August 1, 2006 at the age of 94 . She was predeceased by her husband, Eric Procknow in March, 1996; a son, Ralph, her mother and father, William and Margaret Thompson, eight brothers and four sisters. Annie is lovingly remembered by her children: Shirley (Oli) Carlburg, George (Jean) Procknow, Grant (Marg) Procknow, Garry (Linda) Procknow, Beverly Kindrat, and Mavis (Ed) Kainz; and by 17 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren; one sister, Lizzy Milfard and numerous nieces and nephews. Jessie Annie Procknow was born and took her schooling at Stoughton. She married Eric Procknow in 1932 and they made their home south of Froude, Sask. Annie's life revolved around her family and working on the farm with her husband of 64 years. She was out-going and made friends easily. She enjoyed her garden, writing, sewing, making quilts and always loved a good game of cards. Funeral service was held Monday, August 7, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Annie to the New Hope Lodge, Stoughton. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn and Stoughton (842-5432 & 457-2566)
Doris Ilene Holtz
Doris Ilene Holtz passed away August, 28, 2006 at the age of 76 years. Doris was predeceased by her husband, Arnold; her son, Carl; her parents, Grace and Frank Garvin; and great grandson, Colby Dornian. She is survived by five daughters: Gloria (Larry) Tabish, Lethbridge, AB, Marie (Richard) Ingersoll, Bonnyville, AB, Susan (Larry) Dornian, Estevan, Bonnie (Jim) Major, Swift Current and Dana (Marcel) Illerbrun, Shaunavon; her son, Dave (Dorothy) Holtz, Red Earth; 18 grandchildren, Linda, Karen, Heather, Candice, Lynette, Trevor, Clayton, Michael, Corey, Nathan, Jeremy, Cole, Justin, Lindsey, Rachel, Emily, Donnie, Natasha; 12 great grandchildren, Victoria, Kaitlyn, Matthew, Austin, Kailee, Mason, Ashley, Jonah, Sydney, Micaela, Maddex, Ethan; sisters, Connie Dawson, Mission, BC, Pat (Bob) Abel, Lethbridge, AB; her brothers, Mal Garvin, Calgary, AB and Robert Stoddler, Saskatoon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Doris was bom in Estevan, on July 13,1930, the second child of Frank and Grace Garvin. The family moved to Margo in the summer of 1933 where her father homesteaded until joining the army in June 1939. When their father was transferred to Debert, Nova Scotia prior to going overseas, her mother, small brother James and sister Jean joined him there. Doris, her older sister Connie and brother Mal were placed at St. Joseph's Convent in Forget. They left the convent for a while when her father went overseas and her mother returned for them. Her youngest sister Pat was born during this time. Doris, and all her siblings returned to Forget where she completed her grades seven to twelve, graduating in 1948. Shortly she met her future husband Arnold Holtz, and they were wed on February 12, 1949 in Midale. Arnold worked for the CNR and so they moved around a lot following his work. The first five years found them in Midale, Huntoon, Blewett, Corning and Grassdale. When Arnold was injured in 1954 and unable to work for CNR any longer they chose Midale to settle and make a life for their young family. Doris was the proud mother of seven children: Gloria was born in 1949, Marie in 1951, Suzanne in 1954, Carl in 1957, Bonnie in 1960, David in 1963, and Dana in 1966. Life was not easy for them, there was a lot of hard work and struggles along the way and Doris was a hardworking wife and mother. In the fall of 1974 their home was destroyed by fire and on Dec. 4, 1974 her husband Arnold passed away from lung cancer. Doris was left a young widow of 44 years with four children to raise and provide for alone. A new house was built and Doris did her best to carry on and make a home for her family. As her children grew up, married and moved away, Doris was able to develop some interests of her own. She was a community minded person and she was proud to serve on the Midale Town Council and the Rec Board over the years. She loved bingo and shared that love with family and friends. She helped organize and run the bingo night in Midale for many years. Her grandchildren fondly recall the fun they had going to bingo night with Grandma. Doris was also proud to serve as Midale's local reporter to the Weybum Review and Estevan Mercury for at least 35 years. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church for about 45 years and she served faithfully on the Ladies Aid and helped do many craft and bake sales, fowl suppers and more. She worked as a home care worker for ten years until her retirement at age 69. When she wasn't busy serving in the community, Doris enjoyed gardening and crocheting - first, lace doilies and pictures and later on, afghans and slippers. Her family will treasure forever the many gifts she made for them. She was also an avid reader and card player, and she liked to keep sharp by doing crosswords. For a short time in 2002 she lost most of her eyesight and was not able to do most of these things, although she did insist on living in her own home. After several trips to the specialists and some laser treatments, she was thankfully able to read and see again. She also enjoyed collecting salt and pepper shakers and had a huge collection in her home. Above all things, Doris enjoyed her family. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her greatest treasures and she enjoyed spending time with them whenever she could. Holidays were great big get-togethers in her home when the grandchildren were younger and there was always tons of food and lots of card games, a favorite past time of the Holtz clan. Later on in life there were lots of trips to her children's homes, where she really enjoyed being part of whatever they were doing. She also enjoyed being with her sisters, Pat, Jean and Connie, and going on trips with them to places like Las Vegas. Doris was very pleased when their family was reunited with their long lost brother, Robert. He held a special place in her heart and she was proud to know him and his wife. She was saddened by the loss of her sister Jean, in 1988 and her son Carl in 2001 both to cancer. She missed them both dearly In turn, Doris will now be deeply missed by her family and friends. Doris was diagnosed with cancer in late March and that set her on a difficult, painful path. She spent the last five months in the homes of her children allowing them to take care of her and spend precious time with her. Her passing leaves us with many fond memories of love and laughter, and hope for a future meeting in heaven above. Her life was a simple life and she believed in making the best of the hand she was dealt with strength and dignity. She dedicated her life to taking care of her family and they are her legacy. She loved the Lord and she was at peace when she left this world. Our comfort is in knowing that she left all her pain and suffering behind and she is enjoying her reunion with her Lord and her loved ones. The funeral service was held on Friday, September, 1, at 1:00 p.m. from Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Midale, with Rev. Greg Lutz officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. For friends and family so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Doris to St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Midale. Active Pallbearers were her grandsons, Trevor Tabish, Clayton Tabish, Michael Dornian, Corey Dorian, Nathan Major, Jeremy Major, Cole Major, Donnie Holtz and Dustin Illerbrun. Honorary Pallbearers were David Holtz, Larry Tabish, Larry Dornian, Richard Procinski, Jim Major and Marcel Illerbrun. Arrangements entrusted to RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn (848-0333 or 1-888-848-0333) If so desired condolences to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com "Our Family Serving Your Family"
Donna Grace Hart
Family, relatives and friends gathered at Grace United Church, Weyburn, to celebrate the life of Donna Grace Hart. Late of Weyburn, Donna passed away on August 22, 2006 at the age of 52 to be with her Lord. Donna was predeceased by her father, Gordon Clay; her grandparents, Winnifred and Russell Leguee and Burton and Ella Clay and father-in-law, Morley Hart and several aunts and uncles. She is survived by her son, Shaun; daughter, Kendra and their father, Garnet Hart; her mother, Eleanor Clay; brothers, Keith (Adeline) Clay and Roger (Maureen) Clay; nephews, Jeff (Tina and Brinn) and Darren Clay; nieces, Sharla Clay and Laura Clay; uncle Don and (Elsie) Leguee; aunts Ruth (Wayne) Hannan and Anne Clay; sister-in-law, Marlene Hart; brother-in-law, Bruce (Leslie) Hart and mother-in-law, Violet Hart. Donna was born in Regina on November 18, 1953. In 1959, the family moved from the Rouleau district to the farm at McTaggart. She received her education at Queen Elizabeth School, Weyburn Junior High and Weyburn Comprehensive School. As a member of the 4-H Beef club, as well as the home craft club she was fortunate to win several awards. Another award she received was for her top essay for the Remembrance Day Armistice Competition. Sewing techniques from Home Economics and 4-H made it possible for her to make her own graduation dress as well as numerous costumes for her daughter's activities. As an avid curler she took part in many bonspiels far and wide. A trip to Sweden for the Silver Broom was a highlight in her life. On June 14, 1980 Donna married Garnet Hart. A family of son, Shaun and daughter, Kendra became the highlight of her life. After completion of a secretarial course she worked at City Hall followed by Weyburn Security - positions she left to become a full time mom. Donna was noted for her bubbly fun attitude, generous nature with a contagious giggle. She will be sadly missed by all whose life she has touched. The funeral service for Donna Grace Hart was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, with Hazel Arbon Officiating. All in attendance were honorary pallbearers. The Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. For friends and family so wishing, donations in memory of Donna may be made to Canadian Liver Foundation 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"
Raymond John Leonard Mazer
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Ray on Thursday, August 17, 2006. Ray is survived by his wife, Darlene, his daughters, Mandi and Mallory; his parents, Margery and Henry Mazer; parents-in-law, Janet Beck-Trofimenkoff and Fred Trofimenkoff and Jack and Joyce Beck; sisters-in-law, Donna and husband Albert Verbeurgt and Deanna and husband Dave Kwochka; nieces, Skyelar and Taylor Verbeurgt and Danielle and Chelsea Kwochka; aunts and uncles, Ann and Stan Marks, Nellidean and Art Weeds and Nellie Sutton; cousins and friends. Ray is predeceased by his grandparents Mike and Elizabeth Mazer and Lillian and Walter David and several aunts and uncles. Ray was born in Regina on March 14, 1952 and at the age of 3-1/2 years he was the chosen son of Margery and Henry Mazer and they raised Ray on their farm at Amulet. Ray completed his B.A.-L.L.B. at the University of Saskatchewan and at the present time ran his own law practise with Darlene at his side. Ray's pride and joy were his two daughters, Mandi and Mallory. Through his worrisome attitude he wanted the best for them and wanted them to strive to do the best they could in whatever endeavour they undertook. Ray was a no nonsense person and expressed what he thought and believed in. Ray enjoyed all aspects of politics and campaigned to get his man elected. Ray was the President of the Souris Moose Mountain Riding Association. He enjoyed talking farming and was always concerned about the crops. He would always pick samples of grain to determine the quality and number of kernels in the head. He enjoyed going for coffee and talking with the guys. Ray always kept up with the news, rarely missing the noon, supper and evening newscasts and read the Leader-Post avidly. He was always on top of the latest new released movies and enjoyed watching them. He also enjoyed spending time with the family kitty, Roxy. Ray will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Donations in Ray's memory may be made to the Weyburn Humane Society, Box 1062, Weyburn, SK S4H 2L3. Graveside service was held August 22 at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Frances Adaline Skjonsby
Frances Adaline Skjonsby, late of Weyburn, passed away August 27, 2006 at the age of 91 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold (1978); infant twins; her parents, Lars and Anna Larson; brothers, Clifford and Harvey Larson; sisters, Ruth McNabb, Hazel Daw, Gladys Wesling; sons-in-law, George Shulko, Leon Bjola, six sisters-in-law, and ten brothers-in-law. Frances is survived by her family: Norma Shulko, Vern (Fran) Skjonsby, Janet (Wilfred) Story, Robert (Karen) Skjonsby, Arlene (Wayne) Elliott, Linda Bjola, Duaine (Margaret) Skjonsby, Glen (Debbie) Skjonsby, 23 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; two sisters, and Edith Conklin and Florence Bushell. Frances was born on the family farm in the Tribune area on June 29, 1915. She was the sixth child of Lars and Anna Larson. Her father passed away when she was three. Frances was raised by her mother and grandmother. She attended rural school and completed her Grade 8. She went to Wadena with her sister and family and met Arnold Skjonsby. They were married on November 2, 1936. They had ten children. Their twins died in infancy. She worked at Dave's Diner as a cook in Wadena and then as a cook at the Wadena Hospital. She also worked as a head cook at a nursing home in Calgary, AB. Arnold passed away in July, 1978 just after they moved to Weyburn. Frances then worked as a cook at Souris Valley until her retirement. Frances enjoyed family reunions; holidayed with her two sisters in Hawaii; and loved spending time with her family. She liked to accompany them on holidays or camping trips. The funeral service for Frances Adaline Skjonsby was held on Wednesday, August 30 at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Mr. Arnold Kozak Officiating. The Pallbearers were Steward Story, Terry Shulko, Greg Bjola, Lonny Skjonsby, Clayton Elliott and Richard Skjonsby. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Frances 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"
Marion Beryl Buchanan
Marion Buchanan (nee Walker), beloved wife, mother and grandmother died August 19, 2006 at Chilliwack, BC. Marion is lovingly remembered by her husband Don; children Lynne (Lorne), Lesley, Neil (Pat), Maureen (Bob), and Alana (Rod), eight grandchildren, Tara (Lance), Erin (Steve), Carie (Darren), Rachelle (Tyler), Darrell (Jen), Shanda (Kiriako), Lauren and Jana; five great grandchildren; and brother Les (Lorraine) and nieces and nephews. Marion was born on March 10, 1924 in Salvador, youngest child of Earle and Gleetis Walker. She was a Registered Nurse, graduating from Saskatoon City Hospital in 1946. She pursued her career in a number of communities in Saskatchewan and maintained close bonds with classmates of her graduating class, enjoying frequent reunions with them for more than fifty years. Marion met and married Don in 1949 and they shared a loving union that lasted 57 years. They worked, played and traveled together, as well as raising their children on the family farm at Francis. Marion and Don retired to Chilliwack in 1978 and made their home in California in the winters. Marion was a courageous and generous woman who shared her gift of love with family and community. She had an independent spirit, an inquiring mind and a keen appreciation for nature. A private memorial service was held in Chilliwack on August 24 where her family celebrated her life with their cherished memories.