BECHARD - Bernie passed away peacefully on Friday, August 4, 2006 at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by her husband Laurier, her parents Leonard and Lauretta, and sister Louise Schwinghamer. Bernie is survived by two brothers: Frank (Helen) Garland and Al (Norma) Garland, and numerous nieces and nephews. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK, on Wednesday, August 9, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Regina Palliative Care Inc., 4F 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 1A5. Family and friends are invited to sign a book of condolences through www.regina-memorial.ca. Arrangements are entrusted to
BURHOFF, JOHN - On August 4, 2006, Mr. John Burhoff of St Albert, passed away at the age of 78 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Evelene Burhoff (Lazar); brother, Peter (Cecile) and sister, Cecelia and numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his mother, Rosalia in 1998; father, Adolf in 1987; sister, Mary in 1966; brother, Jacob in 1982. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Howard & McBride Westlawn, 16310 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton. Donations may be made to the Norwood Palliative Care Unit. In tears I saw you sinking, I watched you fade away. My heart was broken, You fought so hard to stay, But when I saw you sleeping, So peaceful, free from pain, I could not wish you back, To suffer that again. Howard & McBride Westlawn Chapel (780) 484-5500
COLLINS - Lillian Collins passed away at Stoughton, Sask. on Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at the age of 92 years. Survived by her daughters, Evelyn (Don) Wilson, Red Deer, AB.; Margaret (Leonard) Abraham, Innisfail, AB.; sister, Doris Hislop, Edmonton, AB. 7 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Howard; parents, Rose & Albert Margette; son, Robert Collins; 10 brothers; 4 sisters; grandson, Robert Wilson; granddaughter, Diane Abraham; great-grandson, Jamie Zebedee. Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 7, from Arcola Cemetery with Pastor Hank Nickel officiating. Arrangements are in care of Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan & Carlyle. www.orstedfuneralhomes.com
HODEL - On Wednesday morning at 02:30 hrs, Josephine Hodel, passed away peacefully while sleeping with Anne Hodel at her side. Predeceased by her husband Fred, her mother Helen and father Theodore Doerk, sister Hilda, brothers Arthur and Karl. Josie is survived by her son Harry Hodel, grandchildren Lara and Joren Hodel and sister Alma (Doerk) Fedirchuk. Funeral arrangements are pending. An on-line book of condolences may be signed at www.speersfuneralchapel.com
JOHNSON, EDNA W.
EDNA W. JOHNSON - July 13, 1919 to August 1, 2006 It is with great sadness that the family of Edna Johnson announce her passing after a lengthy battle with cancer. Mrs. Johnson was predeceased by her parents, Colin Emerson and Alice Agnes Carruthers; her husband, John Octavius Johnson and her daughter Molly Ann Johnson. Educated at Moose Jaw Normal School, Edna began teaching at age 18 and until her retirement in 1984, helped many children learn and graduate in schools in Ontario and Saskatchewan. Most notably, Hudson Bay Composite High School where she taught for over 30 years until her retirement. After she retired she was active as Proctor for governmental exams and active in her community. She loved gardening, reading and quilting. She leaves to mourn her passing her daughter Joan (James) Solomon, grandchildren: Rebecca (Jerry) Merk; Gillian Solomon; Jonathan Solomon; Sarah (Chris) Hammann and six greatgrandchildren: Nicholas, Timothy, Daniel, Katherine, Michael and Damion. The family wishes to thank the medical staff at the Hudson Bay Union Hospital and The Carrot River Health Center for their care and compassion during our Mother's illness. At her request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Coventry Funeral Chapel of Nipawin.862-4233.
KELLS, RICHARD ALBERT
KELLS - Richard Albert Kells, late of Regina, formerly of Stoughton, Saskatchewan, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2006 at the age of 94. He is survived by his loving wife Alma of 60 years and his two sons Wayne (Gail) of Salmon Arm and Wesley (Lorna) of Red Deer and four grandchildren, Andrew (Mary), Alison (Darcy), Andrea, Julie; and one greatgrandchild, Nolan. Albert was predeceased by his parents Richard and Emma; his two sisters Olive Thornton and Muriel McLeod; and his three brothers, Gordon, Lawrence, and Mervin. Albert was born on August 22, 1911 and was raised at Heward and spent his working life farming at Stoughton, Saskatchewan. He retired from mixed farming in 1965 and grain farming in 1972. Using hired farm help, he was also able to adjust crops for PFAA and adjust for Municipal Hail Insurance for 28 seasons, until retiring in 1979. He enjoyed the travel and meeting farmers very much. He also served a few years on the Stoughton town council. Albert enjoyed his youth experiences playing baseball, playing goal in hockey, skipping a curling rink, and hours of billiards right up to age 90. He enjoyed socializing over coffee in the town restaurants and the Golden Mile Plaza. In 1965 the family moved to Regina. Albert assisted Alma deliver Meals on Wheels for many years. In 1989 they moved into Rainbow Towers and then in 1999 they moved into Marian Chateau. In need of extra care for Alma, they moved into a private nursing home in 2002. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. If desired, gifts of remembrance may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, 2360 ~ 2nd Avenue, Regina S4R 1A6 or the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, #301-2550 ~ 12th Avenue, Regina S4P 3X1. An online book of condolences may be signed at www.speersfuneralchapel.com
CECIL CARMAN COOKE April 7, 1917 - November 2, 2006 Carman is lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy; his sister Verna Cantelon and brother John, Saskatoon; his brother Bill (Jean), Lethbridge; and children: Diane Wilson, Saskatoon, and son Geoff; Dan (Dori), Middle Lake, and family Anna (Darin), Will, and Mark; Heather (Gil) Cooke-Penner, Kelowna, and family Aaron (Susie), Tricia (Doug), Patrick (Karin); Geoff (Deb), Saskatoon, and family Ben (Kara), Sarah and great-grandson Joseph, and Tom (Jen); Pixie (Graham) Hoffman, Regina, and family Erika (Nathan) and great-granddaughter Kelaiah, Dan (Quinn) and Heidi (fiance C. J.); family friend Tony (Linda) Lee of Richmond; nieces Karen Cummings, Calgary, Deirdre (Mike) Franklin, Lafayette, Colorado, Lee (Jack) Gibson, Kelowna; and many other nephews and nieces. A veteran of World War II, Carman returned from overseas service, graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in agriculture (l949) and worked as an agrologist in Estevan and Regina for thirty years. Throughout his life, Carman felt a deep pride in the people and Province of Saskatchewan. He especially enjoyed working with rural communities to establish 4-H programs and student exchanges overseas. Carman knew many people, particularly in south-eastern Saskatchewan, and had a remarkable memory for their individual histories and family connections. He served, for a number of years, on the senate of the University of Saskatchewan. A naturally grateful person, Carman was a willing volunteer. After retiring in Regina(1979) he worked for two years as a full-time volunteer with Christ Lutheran Church where he played an active role assisting families from Vietnam to become familiar with life in Canada. He also served at the Marion Centre, the Wesley Wheelers, and received recognition for 25 years of volunteer service at the Regina Wascana Hospital. His life was centered in his family who will deeply miss his entertaining humour, and the pleasure of his company. Carman had an enjoyable retirement traveling with Toughie around the country in their camper, and shortening their winters in Hawaii or Victoria. He particularly enjoyed the many Christmases in Star City organizing the annual family cribbage tournament. The family expresses special thanks to Dr. Stefiuk, all the wonderful people with Palliative Care, and the helpful, supporting staff and residents at the Palisades. A heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses of RUH, City, and St. Paul's for their many skills in helping Carman's quality of life over the past four months. The family would also like to express their thanks to friends for their many prayers and kind wishes. A Memorial Service will be held at Heritage Hall at Zion Lutheran Church, Tuesday November 7 at 2:00 p.m. Parking is available at McKague's Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
CRUMP - Carleton Carl Lewis passed into the arms of God on October 25th, 2006 at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, SK, with his family by his side. He was 90 years of age. A Funeral Service will be held TODAY Monday, October 6, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Weyburn, SK with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment to follow at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, SK. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends so wishing may make donations in memoriam to the Saskatchewan Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn, SK (306) 842-5432
ENMARK - Wilbur (Bill) April 15, 1928 November 4, 2006 On November 4, 2006, Wilbur (Bill) Enmark, late of Saskatoon, passed away at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by his wife Anna in 2005; parents Wilbur and Daisy; sister Florence. Bill is survived by two sons Greg of Spruce Grove, Alberta his wife Sonya and his two daughters Cora and Amanda; Gary of Regina, Sask. his wife Florence and his daughter Christine and son Craig. Bill served with the South Saskatchewan Regiment during World War II. Bill was stationed in England and was a survivor of the raid on Dieppe. Bill was employed with the Federal Government as an Immigration Officer for thirty five years. After retirement, Bill and Anna enjoyed winters in Arizona where they met many new friends. Together, they made three trips to Norway where they met many relatives and learned a great deal about Anna's family. Dad requested a private memorial service be held at the Woodlawn Cemetery., Saskatoon with Pastor Randy Heide officiating. Flowers gratefully declined. Friends so wishing may make donations, in memoriam, to the charity of their choice. The family thank the staff at City Hospital for their care and consideration of Dad. Arrangements have been entrusted to MARTENS WARMAN FUNERAL HOME (934-4888).
KUCHINKA - Mary Ethel Kuchinka, passed away at Weyburn Sask. on Thursday, November 2, 2006 at the age of 95 years. Survived by her children, Kim (Myrtle) Thorson, Weyburn; Barney (Doreen) Kuchinka, Macoun; Ann Marie (David) Baillie, Vancouver, B.C.; daughter-in-law, Norma Kuchinka, Regina; sister, Betty Ducharme, Pentiction, B.C. Nine grandchildren, Derek (Helen) Kuchinka, Macoun; Clayton (Joyce) Kuchinka, Macoun; Karen (Bill) Daoust, Macoun; Alan (Cara) Kuchinka, Estevan; Eric (Suzanne) Thorson, England; Janet (Frank Abramovic) Thorson, Regina; Vanessa (Jeff Looysen) Thorson, Regina; Brian (Brenda Lomax) Kuchinka, Vancouver, B.C.; Sheila Kuchinka, Regina; Susan Kuchinka, Macoun. 16 great-grandchildren & 1 great-great grandson. Predeceased by her parents, Alex & Marie Sinclair; 1st husband, Miles Thorson; 2nd husband, Barnard Kuchinka; son Daryl Kuchinka; brothers, William, Robert, Colin; sisters, Jean Spurrier, Glenora Ostlund; Lillian Linton. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 7, from St. Paul's United Church, Estevan with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment will be at Macoun Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be given to St. Paul's United Church or C.N.I.B. Arrangements in care of the Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan www.orstedfuneralhomes.com
SMITH - AUGUSTA of Strasbourg born August 17, 1913 passed away November 4, 2006. Predeceased by her husband Harry. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday November 8, 2006 at 2 PM from Strasbourg Alliance Church. Donations may be made to the Last Mountain Pioneer Home Foundation. Hansen's Funeral Home, Strasbourg in care of arrangements.
Regina, SKBELOF - Lucy Lottie, born in the county of McDonald Hills, SK passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, November 3, 2006 at the age of 83 years. She was predeceased by her parents Jack and Katie Wilcox; her husband Simeon (Sam); her brothers John, Donald and Eldeah Wilcox and her sisters Mary (Bozo) and Jenny (Breti). Lucy will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her son Ted (Donna); daughters Betty (Ron) and Tessie; grandchildren Wanda Miller, Debbie (Andy) Belof, Sheila Harmatiuk, Terry (Linda) Belof and Christopher Belof; great grandchildren Chad and Vanessa Ottenbreit, Dustin and Tyler Stensrud and Jordan and Noah Belof. She is also survived by her brother Martin (Elma) Wilcox and sisters Elnora Wilcox, Liz Miller and Annie Ingleby as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Grandma loved unconditionally and will be sadly missed by many whose hearts and lives she touched. The family would like to thank the staff at the Pasqua Hospital for their care and compassion. A VISITATION will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday, November 6, 2006 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in Lucy's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 917a Albert Street, Regina, SK S4R 2P6. Family and friends are invited to sign a book of condolences through www.reginamemorial.ca.