BODNAR Frances (nee Kamineski). It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear Mother on January 31, 1999 at the age of 73 years of Saskatoon. Mom was very devoted to her children, three daughters and two sons, her grandchildren and great-grandchild. She always went out of her way to please her children in every way she could. We will deeply miss her for her love and devotion, her children, relatives and many friends. Mom is survived by her loving children, Iris (Ray) Usselman, Adeline Ewaniuk, Peter (Penny) Bodnar, Shirley (Wally) Holynski, Randy Bodnar; and her very special dear friend, Mike Bobryk. As well as her eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and brother, Peter (Anne) Kamineski; sisters, Olga (George) Mitchell, Marion Kramchynski, Eva (Bill) Dobranski; sisters-in-law, Marge Kamineski, Mary Kamineski of Saskatoon, Mary Kamineski of NB; brother-in-law, Gene (Janet) Wenc; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends. Mom was predeceased by her loving husband, John in 1980; and her loving son, Billy in 1970; her father, Charles; and mother, Annie (Frank Oselinsky); sisters, Victoria Ferguson, Sylvia Wenc; brothers, Steve, Wally, Adam; brother-in-law, John Kramchynski. Prayer Service of Remembrance celebrating Mom's life will be held at St. George's Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 214 Ave. M South on Tuesday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. from St. George's Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral with Father John Kratko officiating. Interment will take place at St. Peter & Paul Bodnari Church Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to MARTENS WARMAN FUNERAL HOME, Warman, SK (934-4888).
BOHLMAN The death of Dr. John E. Bohlman occurred at the home of his daughter, Linda (Alvin) Krivoshein, in the Arelee district on Sunday, January 31, 1999. Arrangements are pending and will be announced in Wednesday's newspaper. WESTWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL (653-3434).
ESTEY The death of Virginia Grace Estey (nee Smith) occurred on January 29, 1999. She passed away peacefully in Regina where she had lived for the past two years. Virginia was born on June 15, 1918 in Edmonton. As a young woman she moved with her parents to Vancouver where she met and married Clarence Estey. They settled in Saskatoon where they actively participated in the life of the community for fifty years. Virginia's loves and interests included her church, Knox United, Saskatchewan art, travel, and particularly her friends and family. She was predeceased by her parents, and by her beloved Clarence in 1995. Virginia is lovingly remembered by her daughter Jean (Bob) Cameron and their children Rob (Tanya), Susan (Brent)-their sons Benjamin and Paul; and by her daughter Susan (Bill) Leonard and their children Heather and Bruce; and by her son Jim (Jacquie) Estey and their children Kathryn, Allyson and Joanna; and by her brothers-in-law, The Honorable W.Z. (Ruth) Estey and Dr. Harold (Fay) Estey. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 1999 at Knox United Church at 3:00 p.m. conducted by Rev. Dr. Ivan Wilson. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. If friends so desire, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Knox United Church Memorial Fund or the charity of their choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME.
GOERTZEN John, of Penticton, B.C. died peacefully on January 11, 1999 at the age of 87. He worked for many years for C.P Rail in both Saskatoon and Daphne, SK. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Ann, daughter Carol (Bud) Perry, son Rick (Lee), his seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and their families.
HAROLDSON It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Alverna Joyce Haroldson on January 29, 1999 at the age of 68. Memories of her life will be treasured by her husband, Axel; her mother, Minnie Sandin; her daughters, Linda (Dave) Caswell, Karen (Jerry) Houle; and her grandchildren, Brennan, Kristin and Jason Caswell and Amanda and Jeffrey Houle. She was predeceased by her father, Dave Weidendorf in December 1998; and by her special cousin, Keith Weidendorf. Alverna was born in North Battleford, SK on August 3, 1930. She went to school at Cleveland School outside North Battleford until 1937, when they moved to Shell Lake. She married Axel Haroldson on June 10, 1949 and they took over her parents farm. They lived there until 1979 when Axel drove a water truck for a year at the oil rigs in Alberta and Alverna followed behind him with the trailer. After returning from Alberta they built a beautiful home on the shore of Big Shell Lake just a half mile from the farm and they have lived there ever since. Alverna was such a caring, giving person, always ready to help with the UCW and any other community functions that came up. She loved going in the motorhome on camping trips with their friends and always enjoyed seeing new places and meeting new people. She always looked forward to berry picking of any kind especially her cranberries and black currants at the creek. She enjoyed fishing and had a special love for the loons on the lake where she lived. Alverna took great pride in their yard and her flowers that were everywhere. We'll all remember her for her favorite hobby of Ceramics which she taught and enjoyed for 17 years. She was extremely proud of and thought the world of her grandchildren and was always there for them on their special occasions. Our family is grateful for all your sympathetic thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow and loss. We were blessed with an extra five years with Mom and are very thankful for our special memories we had with her. The Funeral will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. in the Shell Lake Lions Hall, with Rev. Ray Purdy officiating. Interment at Scandia Church. Donations may be made in Alverna's memory to the Shell Lake Grace United Church or Scandia Church.
KRAXBERGER Anna Kraxberger, age 84 of Saskatoon, originally from Schuschara, Yugoslavia. Born on March 21, 1914, died February 1, 1999 peacefully in her sleep at the Royal University Hospital. She came to Canada in 1975 along with her husband and her mother and sister. Surviving are her two daughters, Maria (Emile) Revoy and Helen (Guenther) Heihs, both of Saskatoon; six grandchildren, Angelika (Brian) Ouellette of Calgary, AB, Bob (Linda) Wanka of Waterloo, ON, Ron (Cathy) Heihs of Saskatoon, Brigitta (Warren) Baker of Saskatoon, Sandra (Vern) Rees of Saskatoon, Dean (Mina) Wanka of Brampton, ON; and twelve great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Karl Isler; and her second husband, Oscar Kraxberger; son, Otto in infancy; her parents; one sister and three brothers. She was a very determined woman during the time of World War II and helped many people during this time of crisis in her life. Losing her home, farm and some of her family members and yet her strength of Christian faith and courage always remained strong to the very end. She was directing plays, dances, music and drama for children in her hometown and surrounding towns. She was admired for her strength and capabilities to survive in a time of great distress for those she loved. She will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends. No flowers please. Memorial donations made to the Royal University Hospital, Cancer Research Trust Fund, 103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon, S7N 0W8 would be appreciated. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 3 at 2:30 p.m. conducted by Robert Meiklejohn from Kingdom Hall, 1725 McKercher Drive. Interment will take place in the Garden of The Old Rugged Cross, Hillcrest Memorial Gardens prior to the funeral service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Greg Lalach of PARK FUNERAL CHAPEL, 244-2103.
MACK Glenn Antony. On January 27, 1999, Glenn Antony Mack, of St. Albert, passed away at the age of 54 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Diane; his daughters, Larissa and Kimberley; his son, Christopher; and his parents, John and Kathleen Mack of Saskatoon. Glenn also leaves three brothers, John (Janis) of Belcarra, BC, David (Cathy) of Lethbridge, Dale (Theresa) of Saskatoon; one sister, Elaine (Dave) Long, also of Saskatoon and numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves Diane's brother and sisters, and many special friends. Glenn was predeceased by his sister, Daphne (Bill) Honoroski. Prayers were at 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 29 at the St. Albert Funeral Home (Highway 2 and St. Vital Avenue). Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father Al Roy O.M.I. at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 30, 1999 at St. Albert Roman Catholic Church, 7 St. Vital Avenue. Private interment. The family would appreciate Memorial donations in Glenn's memory made directly to Pilgrim Hospice Society, 12909-113 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5M 2W8 or Alberta Foundation for Diabetes Research, 12814-163 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5V 1K6.
McDONALD It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce the passing of Noel McDonald in Vancouver, BC on Saturday January 23, 1999. Funeral arrangements were in the very capable hands of Kerisdale Legion #30 on Thursday 28th of January. Noel who ran the hardware store on Lorne Ave. and Taylor Street was known as a great story teller as well as his many other talents including golf, hockey, curling and hunting. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends both in Saskatoon and Vancouver. The McDonald Family.
McKENZIE (Nee Gunn), Florence May (Flo); July 12, 1906-January 28, 1999, passed away at Luther Special Care Home. Flo was predeceased by her husband Jim in 1988; brother Ted Gunn; and one great-grandchild. She is survived by her three sons, Jim (Betty) of Richmond, BC, Ted (Sylvia) of Saskatoon, Jack (Valerie) of Edmonton, AB; sister Nell Carter of Calgary, AB; eight grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. Flo worked for Eaton's as head of the china department prior to her marriage in 1929. Prior to retiring in Saskatoon, Jim and Flo lived in Regina, SK; Bellview, Ohio; Edmonton, AB; and Brantford, ON, when Jim worked for Cockshutt Farm Equipment. Flo was active in the Saskatoon Bridge Club, was given a special award from the Royal University Hospital for her knitting and was a life member of the Kinette Club of Saskatoon. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. from the Chapel of the Saskatoon Funeral Home with Rev. Dexter VanDyke officiating. Memorial Donations may be made in Flo's memory to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME 244-5577.
MUSHTALER (1927-1999) The death of Mr. George Mushtaler formerly of Arelee, SK, occurred peacefully at the Palliative Care Unit of St. Paul's Hospital on January 29, 1999. George was born in Arelee, and went to Golden Valley School to grade eight. Upon disliking school, he stayed and worked with dad and mom on the farm. He took over the farm and raised cattle and grew grain for many years. Upon the death of his father, George moved to the city of Saskatoon, and looked after his mother until her passing. He was predeceased by his sister, Emma in 1997. George is survived by his sister, Lydia (Nick) Waytook of Kelowna, BC; Eva Dibblee of Eureka, CA, USA; brothers, Sam (Lucille) of North Battleford, SK, Walter (Lorraine) of Saskatoon; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends, especially Natalie Shoforost, Geri Meyer of Saskatoon, and George (Charlene) of Saskatoon. The Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. from PARK FUNERAL CHAPEL, 311-3rd Ave. N., Saskatoon. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Steve Skoworodko. A private family burial of George's cremains will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery. In George's memory donations to St. Paul's Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are entrusted to David J. Schurr (244-2103)
PENNER Gloria Inez Penner went to be with her Lord, Saturday, January 30, 1999, suddenly in her home. Gloria was born in Hague, SK on May 20, 1939 to Peter and Helen (Siemens) Penner. Gloria attended Hague public and high school. After working in Saskatoon for several years, she moved to Winnipeg in 1961. Gloria moved back to Saskatoon in 1980 to be with her mother after her dad died. They bought a house and operated a Care Home. When this became to much because of her mother's age, Gloria looked after children. Gloria loved music, playing organ, cooking and gardening. She kept her sense of humour and cheerfulness in spite of many years of numerous health problems. Gloria was predeceased by her father; mother; sister, Joyce; and nephew, Wayne Evans. She is survived by sisters, Anne (Roy Evans), Ruth Eberz (Jack Southam); and brother, Arley; many nieces and nephews and their children. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, February 4, 1999 at 1:30 p.m. at the W.A. Edwards Family Centre, 333 Fourth Avenue North, courtesy parking at Saskatoon Funeral Home. Interment will be held at later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME.