CRABTREE - Dr. Gertrude Sharon It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Gertrude (Trudy) Sharon Crabtree on Thursday, August 25, 2005 in Calgary, Alberta, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Trudy was born on August 6th, 1952 at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Regina, Saskatchewan. She attended elementary school at Davin School, high school at Central Collegiate, and university first at the University of Regina and then at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan Medical School (where she both studied hard and loved to play on the women's basketball team) in 1977, and the following year completed her internship at St. Paul's hospital in Saskatoon. Trudy married Garnet Holizki on May 5th, 1978 and moved to Calgary in June of that year, where she began her Residency in Pathology at the Foothills Hospital. Upon successful completion of that program, Trudy began a year-long Post-Graduate Fellowship at Stanford University in California before returning to practice Pathology at the General Hospital, the Peter Lougheed Hospital, and most recently at the Rockyview Hospital. Trudy was active in her church, the Church of the Good Shepherd, for many years. She taught Sunday school, coordinated annual fundraising drives for the PWRDF (Primate's World Relief and Development Fund), and was a member of the committee responsible for selecting a new priest after the retirement of Rev. R. Brassell. While Trudy's passion was the practice of medicine and anatomic pathology in particular, her great joy in life was her family. She loved to relax at the cottage at Buena Vista Beach in Saskatchewan, which she visited every year of her life but the last, accompanied by children, cousins, parents, and friends, to swim, water-ski, and most importantly work on her tan. She actively participated in her children's education and during their public school years would delight their classes with presentations on anatomy. A thank-you poster from one Grade Three class was proudly displayed in her office (Dear Dr. Crabtree: Thank you for showing us the brain.). Passing on her values and sense of justice to her children was her proudest achievement. Her latest interest was the discovery of gardening, and she proudly spent time in her garden working amongst all her beautiful flowers. Trudy is survived by her husband Garnet Holizki, daughter Alexis, and son Spencer of Calgary, and by her mother Elizabeth (Betty) Crabtree of Regina, brother Harry (Shivon) Crabtree, nephew Jack, and niece Catherine of Calgary, sisters-in-law Theresa (Terri) of Vancouver and Lois Edgar and nephew Cameron of Victoria, father-In-law Frank Holizki of Saskatoon, Aunt Bette and Uncle Doug Catling of Regina Beach, and numerous relatives in Saskatchewan and British Columbia. She is predeceased by her sister Maureen and her father John (Jack) Crabtree. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 30 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Anglican Church 3337 15 Avenue, The Reverends Dunstan Pasterfield and Claude Schroeder presiding. Interment will take place at Riverside Memorial Park in Regina. Special thanks to Dr. P. Ghatage, the nurses and staff at Tom Baker Cancer Centre, the Foothills Hospital Unit 42B, and the Sarcee Hospice nurses and staff. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES Heritage Funeral Home Telephone 299-0100 SPEERS FUNERAL CHAPEL Telephone 522-3232
Craig, James Lewis
CRAIG, JAMES LEWIS - passed away on June 13 2005 in Moosomin Union Hospital. He was born April 27, 1961 with Muscular Dystrophy, the youngest and only son of Evelyn and Lewis, originally from Fleming. He never let MD stop him from doing what he really wanted to do in his life. He preferred to try everything and see. Most times he succeeded. He had a normal farmer's son life on the farm. He shot gophers, went skidooing with the dog and drove the tractor for his father. He graduated grade 12 from McNaughton High School and went to university for one year. The one was enough though, he graduated later from Moose Jaw SIAST with a Diploma in Accounting. He had several temporary jobs until he started work for C0-operators insurance head office in Regina. He worked for them for 8 years. In 1995 they moved their head office down east and James was laid-off. At that time he (and his plants) moved to Rocanville to live with his sister Karen. He took over the gardening and looking after the house. He also started making miniature furniture from scratch, on a 1" scale. They are correct to the last detail. James also loved animals. Besides the usual animals found on a farm when he was younger, he fostered a baby black bird one summer in 1996, complete with two hour worm feedings. By the time the bird was full grown, it would sit on the microwave and talk to James as he cooked. It was also trained to take baths in the kitchen sink. When fall came "Birdie" flew south. James then decided he needed a cat. One cat turned into four. They were James's pets. One shook her paw for treats and one brought him all the mice and birds she could find. The boys just looked loveable. The last few years were devoted to the computer age. Once the computer was purchased, James spent most of his time on the machine. He scanned all the family pictures and made a movie for the family. He also loved all card games, computer games, and anything in between. James liked people. People and children also liked James. He had a well developed sense of humor that could make people roll off there chairs. He liked to tease kids and they loved him for it. He had a few adopted nieces and nephews. If there was anything he could do for a friend, he would do it. James lived life to its fullest. He did what he wanted when he wanted. He loved his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. Pre-deceasing James were his parents Lewis and Evelyn. His aunts and uncles Art (Helen) of Delta BC, Allison of Moosomin, Martha (Jack) Arnott of Ceylon SK, Mary (Clem) Battye of Penticton BC, Lorence, Secord and Chester Sheane and Ralph McMullen. James leaves to mourn his sisters, Marianne Orr (Richard Kulman) of Regina SK, Brenda Weis (Eric) of Surrey BC, Karen Craig of Rocanville SK, two nephews and one niece, Darrell Orr (Pat) of Regina SK, Brent Orr Of Regina SK and Pamela Weis of England. Two great nieces and one great nephew, Mitchell, Catherine and Shelby all of Regina SK. Aunts, Viola (Roy) McTavish of Moosomin SK, Theresa (Ralph) McMullen of Moosomin SK, Carolyn (Harry) Paskell of Hudson Bay SK, Dorothy (Secord) Sheane of Fairlight SK, Iris (Allison) Craig of Lloydminster of SK, Glorya (Lorence) Irwin of Moosomin SK, Violet (Chester) Sheane of Winnipeg MB, and one uncle, Clifford (Elanor) Sheane of Moosomin SK. Pall bearers were Brian McTavish, Gary McMullen, Harold Sheane, Jeff Roy, Dale Woods and Todd Hagerman. The funeral was held at Carscadden Funeral Chapel on June 18 2005 with Reverend Catherine Dorcas officiating and Organist Ivy Veysey. Interment was made at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Following interment, lunch was provided by the Baptist Ladies.
EGER - Wayne passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 26, 2005 at the age of 60 years. Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 from Little Flower R.C. Church with Fr. Bill Mahoney as Celebrant. Memorial donations in Wayne's memory may be made to the Wayne Eger Scholarship Fund, Box 176, Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0
ASTLE - Richard Astle was born July 11, 1939 and passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side on Saturday, October 15, 2005, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, Emma and Albert; brother John (Sonny); sister, Elsie. He will be loved and cherished and forever remembered by his wife of 43 years, Carol; his daughter, Patti Lynn; two brothers, Bill (Rose) and Albert (Kay); two sisters, Minnie (Louie) and June; his two companions, Sandy and Salem; numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Special thanks to all of the amazing staff of the Palliative Care Unit at the Pasqua Hospital for their compassion and devoted care. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 20, 2005 in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK with Rev. Arthur Anderson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saskatchewan Lung Association, Box 58000, Saskatoon, SK S7K 7Y4. Arrangements are in the care of LEE FUNERAL HOME 757-8645
BERGE, WILLARD JAMES
BERGE - WILLARD JAMES BILL BERGE, aged 73 years, of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 16th, 2005. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 20th, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in Parkview Funeral Chapel. Bill is predeceased by his parents Ted and Della, an infant son Rickey James, and brother-in-law Paul Wilkinson. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years Dolores of Moose Jaw, SK.; daughters Julie (Jacques) Arseneau of Chatham, ON., Lori (Jim) Bjorklund of Radville, SK., and son Scott (Maryanne) of Saskatoon, SK; seven grandchildren: Justin and Jordan Arseneau, Derek and Brendon Bjorklund, and Marley, Brittany and Carter Berge; sister Beryle Wilkinson and brother Grant (Diane) Berge; as well as numerous other relatives. Bill proudly served in the RCAF for 20 years before moving to a civilian position as an Industrial Instrument Technician. He was employed at the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant and at CFB Moose Jaw. Bill desired the best for his family and took great interest in his grandchildren. As part of the Living Legacy Planting Program, Parkview Funeral Chapel will have a tree planted in Wakamow Valley in memory of Bill. As an expression of sympathy, contributions may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible plan, c/o Gilbert White, 1004 Hall St. West., Moose Jaw, SK. S6H 2S6 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 61B Ross St., W., Moose Jaw., SK., S6H 2M2. Arrangements are entrusted to Parkview Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services, Moose Jaw. Jeff Ofstie, James Murdock, Funeral Directors (694-5500). www.parkviewfhmoosejaw.com
BREITENBACH - Karl, born July 10, 1932 passed away October 16, 2005. Karl is predeceased by his mother and father. Karl will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Mildred; daughters, Evelyn (Donald), Brenda (Donald), Carol (Conrad); son, Andrew (Christine); eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren; brother, Rolf and sister, Waltraut, both in Germany. At Karl's request there will be no Funeral Service held. Paragon Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. 359-7776
LOWE, CAROLINE THERESA
LOWE - Caroline Theresa Carrie passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Monday, October 10, 2005 in Victoria, BC. Predeceased by her husband, Norman Lowe, parents Stephanie and John Lindemann. Survived by son Robert (Sandra) Froher, daughter Susan (Ryan Gillott) Froher, granddaughter Ajia, Brothers Donald, Delbert (Leona), Larry (Carol), Allen, sisters Clare (Dale) and Debbie (Doug). Carrie was vivacious and passionate about life and was a true example of her faith. Her love and care for her family and all who knew her was unconditional. Her sense of humour made everyone laugh and feel comfortable. The consummate shopper, she is probably furnishing Heaven with all of her recent purchases. Memorial service was held in the Sands Funeral Chapel, 1803 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC on Friday October 14, 2005 at 10:00 am. Reception to follow in the Arbor Reception Centre. A memorial service will also be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 4825 Dewdney Ave., Regina, Saskatchewan on Friday, October 21, 2005 at 1:30 pm. Flowers are gratefully declined. If so desired, donations may be made to the Victoria Hospice Society, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, BC, V8R 1J8. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.sands-funeral.com SANDS OF VICTORIA (250)388-5155
SCHELL, CLARA KATHINE
SCHELL - CLARA KATHERINE (nee Busch) passed away peacefully at Parkside Extendicare on Sunday, October 16, 2005 at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by her parents Jacob and Emilee Busch; ten siblings and her husband Alfred in 1987; Clara will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her son Al (Dianne) Schell of Saskatoon, SK; granddaughters: Karen and great grandson Zak of Vancouver, B.C., and Donnalyn (Dean) and grandson Nathan of Edmonton, AB and daughter Beryl (Bill) Ramage of Regina, SK; granddaughters: Jodie of Vancouver, WA, U.S.A. and great granddaughters Ashley and Stefani, and Shannon (Daryll) of Saskatoon, SK and great grandson Noah and great granddaughter Emma. Clara was born on April 8, 1914 one of fourteen children. She attended Busch School and St. Boswells Trinity Lutheran Church in the Hodgeville area until she married Alfred Schell in 1939. They farmed in the Woodrow district until 1961 when retirement saw a move to Moose Jaw, SK. Clara moved to Regina to be closer to her daughter shortly after Alfred's death. Failing health ended in approximately 4 1/2 years at Parkside Extendicare where she was embraced and tenderly cared for by wonderful staff. "Many, many thanks to all of you who gave that little extra touch or smile. " Mom always enjoyed the simple things in life. She loved flowers and enjoyed working in her garden. She spent many hours crocheting doilies and sewed most of her own clothes for many years. Cooking and baking was her passion. Clara always made time to make lunch for anyone who could spare a moment. We shall always remember the wonderful smells coming from Mom's kitchen. And so the journey has ended. A Memorial Service to celebrate Clara's life will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 1:00 P.M. in the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. Interment to follow in Sunset Cemetery, Moose Jaw, SK. Friends so wishing may make donations to the Alzheimer Society of Sask. Inc., 301 2550 12th Ave., Regina, SK S4P 3X1 in remembrance.
SCHOFFER, FLOYD LOUIS
SCHOFFER - FLOYD LOUIS, Moose Jaw, Sask., passed away October 15, 2005 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Floyd was predeceased by his wife Eva in 1998, son Donald in 1972, daughter Gloria in 1996, son Larry in 2005, parents Louie and Eva, sister Gladys and brother Ernie. He is survived by his 10 children, 23 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters and one brother, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Floyd was born July 15, 1924 and raised on the family farm in the Crane Valley area where he farmed until 1996. He then sold the farm to his son and retired to Moose Jaw. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 123 6th Ave. East, Assiniboia, Sask., Wednesday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Robert Langdon officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday 10:00-1:00 at Ross Funeral Chapel. Donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Assoc., Box 1061, Moose Jaw S6H 4P8 or Box 1914, Assiniboia S0H 0B0. Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia 642-3373 www.rossfuneralservice.com
BRETT, ELIZABETH MARJORIE
BRETT: ELIZABETH MARJORIE - (nee Briden), passed away on Monday, October 31st, 2005. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Oliver and two daughters, Christine (Peter) Ferguson of La Crosse, Wisconsin and their daughter, Dr. Candace O'Connor of Missoula, Montana and Pat (Gavin) Koyl of Regina and their three sons, Christopher (Mary Frances) Koyl and their sons, Reilly and Carter of Napesville, Illinois, Tyler (Barbara) Koyl of Regina and Bradley Koyl of Regina. Elizabeth was born in Schumacher, Ontario and spent her premarriage years in Ontario mining areas. She attended elementary school in Schumacker, Ontario, grades 9 11 at St. Mary's Academy in Haileybury, a French speaking school and grades 12 and 13 at Kirkland Lake High School. Elizabeth studied the piano and completed grade 10 of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Elizabeth graduated as a Dental Nurse from the University of Toronto. She thoroughly enjoyed cooking and entertaining friends and family. She always showed up with food whenever someone was ill or suffered a loss in the family. Her hands were never idle with her sewing, knitting, crocheting and painting. Elizabeth was a charter member of Lakeview United Church. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. in Lakeview United Church, 3200 McCallum Ave., Regina, SK. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. www.victoriaavenuefuneral.com
GEJDOS - On Monday, October 31, 2005 Adam Lawrence Gejdos born December 16, 1929 in Lubela Slovakia, late of Regina, Sask., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 75 years. Adam was predeceased by his parents Adam and Mary Gejdos, brothers John Gejdos and Rudy Slacka. Adam is survived by his wife Corinne, sons Mike and Roxanne Gejdos and grandson Dylan, Dave and Lorie Gejdos and granddaughters Ashley and Amy, daughter Diane (nee Gejdos) and Bob Kelly, grandson Jeffrey and granddaughter Amanda. Adam is also survived by sisters, Helen Kubik, Toni Tindal and Catherine Bradley, brothers, Frank Gejdos and Allan and Kay Gejdos. The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 4, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, Sask. with Rev. Barry Clarke, officiating. Donations in Adam's memory may be made to the Palliative Care 4101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, Sask. S4T 1A5. Arrangements are in the care of LEE FUNERAL HOME 757-8645
GRAHAM, DOROTHY - Passed away peacefully on October 29, 2005 at the age of 84. Born January 17, 1921 in Nokomis, SK. Predeceased by daughter Marlene. Dorothy is survived by her sons James, Wayne (Joan) Webb, Harold (Brenda), Garry (Debbie), grandchildren Jason (Jeanette), Kim (Kevin), Nateesha (Stephan), Dillon, Rochelle (Kirby), Eric, Tim, Leanna, Kerrie, John; great grandchildren Jordyn, Jade, Jessica, Sean, Caitlin, Brittany, Mitchell, Austin, Brady, Taylor and Douglas. The family wishes to thank Palliative Care Services for all their care and support. The funeral service will be held Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 2pm at Regina Funeral Home, HWY #1 East. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Palliative Care.