April 1, 1918 - March 17, 2012
FRANK - It is with great sadness the family pronounces the death our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother Helen (nee Albers) Frank of St. Mary’s Villa Humboldt, SK on March 17, 2012. Helen was born on April 1, 1918 in Marysburg, SK to Joseph and Catherine (nee Weber) Albers. Helen married George A. Frank on March 30, 1937 at Marysburg. Together they farmed in the Marysburg district where they raise four sons: Roger, Lloyd, Duane and Glenn. Helen was kept busy raising the boys. She was very active in the day to day happenings on a farm such as milking cows and feeding chickens. She also was very busy with the domestic duties of running a home. Helen enjoyed keeping a large garden in which the produce allowed her to prepare wonderful tasty meals. In her spare time she enjoyed playing cards and visiting with family and friends. In quiet times she would create wonderful embroidered items and quilts for her grandchildren. Helen’s number one love was her family, she loved them very much and loved spending time with each and every one of them. In November 1968 George and Helen moved to BC until 1987 when they returned to Humboldt and lived independently until 1997, when they moved into St. Mary’s Villa. This was their home and they became very close to the staff and residents and the family are forever grateful for their heartfelt kindness and caring. Helen will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her three sons, 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great – great grandchildren: ROGER (Betty) Frank and family Kathy Clark and her children Joshua and Amie, and Cindy (Tyrone) Anderson and children Tanner and Chase all of Maple Ridge, BC; LLOYD (Annabelle) Frank of Annaheim and family Corinne (Perry) Fehr and daughter Nicole of Saskatoon, Bruce Frank of Annaheim and family Cory Frank (Amber Wiesner) and children Shelby and Kamara of Humboldt, Kim (Dennis) Kowalchuk of Annaheim, Owen (Candace) Frank of Fort McMurray and Tammy (Roy) Ramler of Kelvington; GLENN (Linda) Frank and family Devin Frank, Ryan (Dayna) Frank and children Megan and Michelle and Sheila (Aman) Bachra and children Jalen, Taya and Anya all of Surrey, BC; and daughter-in -law Marlene (Ervin) Jaeb of Humboldt and family, Carla Frank and children Janessa, Andrew and Damon of Humboldt and Jacky Frank of Saskatoon; sister-in-law Margaret Albers of Humboldt and numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Catherine Albers; husband George Frank; son Duane Frank; sister Frances (Joe) Kimmen; two brothers Gilbert Albers and George (Tilley) Albers. A Private Family Funeral was at Malinoski and Danyluik Funeral Home on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Celebrated by, Fr. Emile April. Others taking part in the service were: readers Roy Rambler and Cindy Lee Frank, words of remembrance shared by Glenn Frank with urn bearers Lloyd Frank and Roger Frank. Interment will follow at St. Augustine R. C. Cemetery Humboldt at a later date. Memorial donations in Helen’s memory may be directed to St. Mary’s Villa Foundation. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt 682-1622.
August 10, 1922 - March 18, 2012
FRANKO – Martha was born on August 10, 1922 on the family farm near Springside, SK to Alex and Palahna (nee Shumay) Derow the seventh child in a family of 12. Martha attended Springside School and helped out at home. She married Michael Franko on October 10, 1948 at Whitesand Church. They moved to Prince George for a brief time and then their prairie roots brought them back to Watson, Saskatchewan where they made their home and raised their family of four. Martha was a very dedicated to her faith. She is one of the two last remaining members of the St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Watson. She worked very hard to keep the church alive and was very active in the church’s women’s association. The Ukrainian heritage was very important to her and she continued to provide wonderful meals and celebrations in the traditional Ukrainian way. As her health started to fail she would continue to try to carry the traditions on. Her family brought her the greatest joy especially at Christmas when everyone would come home. Martha was a very giving person no one left her home empty handed usually with a very tasty care package. If you happen to attend the Easter Basket Blessing celebration at the church Martha would make sure you left with either a painted Easter Egg, Pussy Willow branch or a wonderful loving hug. “Baba” to everyone, she was famous for her weed-free garden and sharing the bounty and her super-sour dill pickles. Then came bingo, playing cards and loving her grand and great grandchildren. Martha will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her four children, 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren: CAROLE and Doug Haussecker of Watson and family Jim and Jodi Haussecker and children Dylan and Connor of Watson and Lana and Derek Woulfe and children Hunter, Jaden and Trey of Marean Lake; IRIS and Gordon Dempster of Hudson Bay and family David Harcourt of Edmonton, Scott Dempster and daughter Christine and Kyle Dempster all of Saskatoon; DAN Franko of Watson and family Trish and Wayne Nordquist and son Lucas, Todd Franko and Amy Franko all of Calgary, AB; and HOWARD and Janice Franko of LeRoy and family Joey Franko and Jamie and Marlys Franko and children Brynn and Micah all of Edmonton, AB; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Martha was predeceased by parents Alex and Palahna Derow; husband Mike; and her 11 siblings: Mary, Bill, John, Polly, Ann, Fred, Metro, Nellie, Mike, Peter and Nick; and members of the Franko family. A Prayer Service was held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., officiated by Very Rev. Archpriest Peter Wasylenko. Others taking part in the service were: cantor, Jason Kopan; palomar, Nick Kaweski; cross bearer, Doug Haussecker and banner bearer Gordon Dempster. Words of Remembrance were shared by Lana Woulfe. Pallbearers were: David Harcourt, Jim Haussecker, Joey Franko, Scott Dempster, Kyle Dempster and Derek Woulfe. Both services were held from St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Watson. Interment followed at St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Watson. Memorial Donations in Martha’s memory may be directed to St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery or Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt 306-682-1622.
Anthony "Tony" Eichinger
April 19, 1940 - March 16, 2012
EICHINGER – Mr. Anthony “Tony” Joseph Eichinger, 71 years of Cudworth Nursing Home, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012 at his residence. Tony was born on April 19, 1940 on the family farm in the Cudworth district. He was the third child born in a family of 12. As many large families in that era, all the children helped out on the farm. Tony loved that role as a farmer, and continued to farm until his health failed. He ran a mixed farm, but his love was horses. He would do anything for his horses, and they responded to him. In today’s world he could be called a “horse whisper”. He gave them special attention, and would haul feed and water for miles, to make sure they had the best care and food. His barn and yard were open to his horses to feel free, to roam freely around. His horses were a lot like himself, animals with a free spirit! Tony was a man with a free spirit. Before he had health problems, he loved to travel the country side, especially the back roads. There he found peace and serenity. When Tony first started farming he could see that farmers were having a hard time dealing with problems, and he got involved. He travelled to meetings and canvassed to sign up new members, to the Farmers Union. He also helped out with “demonstrations” and “sit ins”, to get the attention of Parliament. He took his farm politics seriously. He was always willing, and if able, to help anyone in need. He always made time to help. Tony’s family was very special to him and he loved spending time with all his siblings, and their families. Tony’s quiet, caring, and generous personality, will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his eight sisters: Theresa Hessdorfer of St. Benedict, Mary Weiman of Saskatoon, Elizabeth (Chris) Molnar of Melfort, Lucy Hagan of Kelowna, BC, Rosanne (Eugene) Schemenauer of Lake Lenore, Josephine Eichinger of Lake Lenore, Lena (Dave) Pawlyshyn of Castlegar, BC and Katherine Harriman of Saskatoon; and three brothers: Lawrence Eichinger of Humboldt, Henry (Beverly) Eichinger of Cochrane, AB and Chris (Ramona) Eichinger of Dalmeny; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Tony was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Theresa Eichinger; brother-in-law Everard Hessdorfer; sister-in-law Agnes Eichinger; special cousin Joseph Chatlain, and many aunts and uncles. A Prayer Service was held on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Others taking part in the service were: readers Mark Schemenauer and Rosanne Schemenauer and words of remembrance were shared by, Mark Schemenauer. The Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. celebrated by, Fr. Joseph Ackerman O.S.B. Others taking part in the service were: cross bearer Melissa Eichinger, readers Brendan Weiman and Katherine Harriman, intentions Ian Schemenauer, gift bearers Mary Weiman and Theresa Hessdorfer, music ministry St. Bruno Choir accompanied by organist Annie Moritz, urn bearer Andrew Eichinger and memorial table attendants Arlene Knoblauch, Kathy Weiman, Vanessa Schemenauer and Ramona Eichinger. Both services were held at St. Bruno Roman Catholic Church Bruno. Interment followed at St. Bruno R.C. Cemetery, Bruno. Memorial Donations in Tony’s memory may be directed to St. Bruno R.C. Cemetery Fund, Cudworth Nursing Home or Charity of Choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt 682-1622.
David "Kieth" McDonald
September 6, 1954 - March 9, 2012
The death of Mr. David “Kieth” McDonald, 57 years of Lanigan, occurred on Friday, March 9, 2012 at Pasqua Hospital, Regina. Kieth was born on September 6, 1954 to Fred and Irene (nee Humphrey) McDonald at Kindersley. He grew up at Coleville and attended elementary school there. Later, his family moved to Kindersely where Kieth took his high school education. Following high school, he attended SIAST in Moose Jaw, becoming a journeyman electrician. On September 2, 1978, Kieth married Kathy Klein in Kindersley. Over the next 14 years, they lived in various locations and Kieth worked at a number of different jobs. They moved to their present home in Lanigan in 1992 when Kieth obtained a job at Poundmaker. In 2001, he made a move to PCS, Lanigan Division, where he was still employed. Over the years, Kieth was active in his community as a member of the Lions club, and by serving on the executive of both the golf club and the curling club. Kieth enjoyed camping and loved to play golf. He was a sports enthusiast, watching most sports on TV and cheering on the Lanigan Pirates down at the arena. Kieth and Kathy liked to escape the Saskatchewan winters, taking many warm weather vacations over the years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his two little granddaughters, Morgyn and Layla, held a special place in his heart. Kieth will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 33 years, Kathy McDonald of Lanigan; their two sons and two granddaughters: Ryan (Lynn) McDonald and daughter Morgyn; and Chad McDonald (Kali Bourhis) and daughter Layla, all of Regina; two brothers and one sister and their families: Warren (Carol) McDonald and family Laura and Shawn of Saskatoon; Hilda (Randy) Baraniuk of Martinsville and family Jaime (Wade) Adam and children Grace and Brynn of Fort St. John, BC and Jackie (Jason) Schell and children Payton and Keegan of Wilkie; and Lorne (Paulette) McDonald and son Matt of Chestermere, AB; and by members of the Klein family. Kieth was predeceased by his parents, Fred (2006) and Irene (1982); and two brothers, Leith (in infancy) and Blake (1986). The Funeral Service for Kieth was held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lanigan Town Hall, officiated by Fr. Paul Paproski, OSB. A private family interment followed in the Lanigan Cemetery. Memorial Donations in Kieth’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Lanigan Relay for Life or the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Malinoski & Danyuik Funeral Home, Humboldt (306-682-1622).
January 11, 1954 - February 29, 2012
Mrs. Caroll Ann Prystupa (nee Munn), 58 years of Lanigan, SK passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Caroll was born on January 11, 1954 in Winnipeg, MB to Ed and Eileen (nee Wood) Munn. Her family moved to Grosse Isle, MB when Caroll was young and this is where she grew up and attended elementary school. She attended high school in the neighbouring town of Warren, which is where she met her future husband, Ray Prystupa. Caroll and Ray were married on April 25, 1970 and resided in Manitoba for the first 13 years of their marriage. Although she worked at a few jobs over those years, Caroll was mostly kept busy at home caring for their four children. In 1983, Caroll and Ray moved to Lanigan, SK where they have resided ever since. Living in Lanigan, she quickly became involved in her children’s activies. She worked at the Daycare Center in Lanigan for a number of years and then along with her friend Gaye Smith, opened a store called Creative Expressions, which they operated for about 7 years. Caroll then worked at Pro Hardware for about 5 years and had been employed at Drake Meats for the last 12 years. She was a hard working woman, enjoying flowers and gardening and creating a warm and welcoming back yard to share with her family and friends. Caroll was very gifted and could make just about anything with her sewing machine. She loved crafts, making mittens, mukluks and even upholstering a few car interiors over the years. Caroll enjoyed a wonderful trip to Maui with Ray a number of years ago and several “sister trips” including one to Las Vegas. She loved spending time outdoors, camping and cruising in the boat. Her greatest love was her grandchildren and she loved spending time with each of them. Caroll will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 41 years, Ray Prystupa of Lanigan; four children and nine grandchildren: Carrie Prystupa of Winnipeg, MB; Candi (Ken) Jones of Lanigan and children Carson and Tessa; Todd (Janna) Prystupa of Lumsden and children Kailee, Damon, Cassidy, Brady and Kendall; and Melissa Prystupa (Vern Maier) of Muenster and children Harrison and Bennett; her mother, Eileen Munn of Surrey, BC; four sisters: Bonnie (Lanny) Smith of Milk River, AB; Wanda (Andy) Shaw of White Rock, BC; Brenda (Glen) Knight of Buena Vista, SK and Evelyn Munn of Calgary, AB; and by members of the Prystupa family. She was predeceased by her father, Ed Munn; parents-in-law, Tom and Minnie Prystupa; brothers-and-sisters-in-law: Larry Prystupa, Harold Severson and Lynn Langrell. A Celebration of Life for Caroll was held on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lanigan Town Hall, Lanigan, officiated by Mrs. Jenny Irwin. Memorial donations in Caroll’s memory may be made to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency or Children’s Wish Foundation. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt (306-682-1622).