PUFFER, MYRTLE (NEE LAKNESS) - September 7, 1913 July 29, 2007. Mom embraced life. When her path led her through times of sorrow she believed that the light was just waiting to break through. Her life journey at the end was full of challenges. We watched her adapt to each stage with grace and acceptance. She taught us how to love but most of all how to live our lives with joy and thankfulness and how to look for gifts even in the difficult times. We, her family, will forever walk our lives feeling her unconditional love. Myrtle was born in Govan Sept. 7, 1913 to Gunder and Mary Lakness. She married the love of her life Fred Puffer on August 2, 1934. Fred was her partner on her life journey for 63 years. Together they raised three children, ran the farm and were active members of the Govan community. Mom was very community minded and supported her community through leadership and volunteering. She was involved in the Ladies Aid, Homemakers, as a 4H leader and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a strong supporter of her church serving on the church council and teaching Sunday school. At times we nicknamed her reverend mother. She assisted in the beginning of the Parkland Regional Library for three years then at age 60 took on a new career as chief librarian. Her love of books and reading as well as her gift for storytelling with the children made this a very rewarding time of her life. Mom was noted for her cooking/baking (the products of which often went directly to support local bake sales) and the joke at our house was when we saw freshly baked goods we asked Who is that for mommy? Mom loved her garden and much of her enjoyment was not just the tending and growing but sharing the flowers and vegetables of her labour with friends and neighbours. Dad referred to Mom as his feisty little Norwegian and this feistiness was most evident in her recreational pursuits of bridge and curling. She won many events in curling but was remembered as this little woman who lifted her rock up off the ice, rested it on her knee, polished the bottom, then placed it back down on the ice. Mom was predeceased by daughter Holly, husband Fred, sister Bernice, brother Conrad and sister Olga. She is survived by Holly's children Tim Clermont (Holly), Rob Clermont (Kandra) Sheri Laughren (Ken) Daughter Sharon Fyke and children Stacy (Tim) Irvine, Chad Fyke and their father Dale Fyke. Son Fred K. Puffer (Bernadette and Gary). Sister Helen Turnbull. Brother Osborne Lakness and wife Rita sister of the heart Eleven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and Nephews. Mom believed death was like a butterfly flying free of the cocoon. We are sad and will miss her spirit but find joy in knowing the she is flying free. A celebration of her life will take place in the Govan United church on Monday August 13 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Cancer Society, the Govan United Church general fund or the charity of your choice. On behalf of Mom - Special thanks to Carla and Paula at Luther Heights, the many palliative care nurses who were Mom's angels, Joanne, Karen, Roland and staff at Prairie Springs and staff on the Palliative care unit at St. Pauls.
Fort Qu'Appelle, SK
ALYCE MARIE THOMPSON 1917 - 2007 It is with sadness we say goodbye to Alyce who passed away peacefully on Friday, August 3, 2007. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Jack; daughter, Dianne (Brian) Burrows; son, Armand (Margaret) Thompson; grandchildren, Stephen & Darren Burrows, Andrea (Grant) Nishi, Neil Thompson; greatgranddaughter, Emiko Nishi. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Rita Delaye and numerous nieces and nephews. Alyce's life was filled with friendship and caring, love for her faith, family and dedication to her husband. In her spare time, she loved to read, do crossword puzzles and play cards. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 7th at 2:00 P.M. at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, 334 Boundary Ave. S., Fort Qu'Appelle. Prayers will be held on Monday, August 6th at 7:00 P.M. at the same location. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in memoriam, to the Lung Association of Saskatchewan, 1231 8th St. E., Saskatoon, Sk. S7H 0S5. Arrangements entrusted to Tubman Funeral Home, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sk. On-line condolences may be left on the Remembering.ca Regina website.
VAN DRESAR, SYDNEY
VAN DRESAR - Sydney Van Dresar, passed away at Carlyle, Sask. on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at the age of 88 years. Survived by two daughters, Brenda (Leon) Gryba, Cranberry Portage, MB.; Judy Cutler (Norman Paul), Arcola. Three sons, Dale (Judy) Van Dresar, Grand Prairie, AB; Kelly (Shelly Eade) Van Dresar, Calgary, AB; Tracy (Leanne) Van Dresar, Carlyle. 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife, Hilda. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, from Full Gospel Church, Carlyle with Rev. M. Moore officiating. Interment to follow at Glen Morris Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be given to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements in care of the Orsted Funeral Home, Carlyle.
BRATT, VIVIAN (ADELE),
BRATT - VIVIAN (ADELE), passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 12, 2001. Arrangements are pending and entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (Phone 789-8850)
DILLEN, CHRISTINA MARIE (nee Kjarsgaard),
DILLEN, CHRISTINA MARIE - Christina Marie Dillen (nee Kjarsgaard) passed away at Regina, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at the age of 90 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 17, 2001 from the Silver Heights Bible Church, Weyburn, Sk. Pastor Larry Rempel officiating. Interment to follow in the Griffin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements in care of Assurance Funeral Services, Weyburn, Sk. Phone 842-6020 Curtis E. Monkman
EDWARDS, Patricia Ethel,
EDWARDS - on Tuesday, December 11, 2001, Patricia Ethel Edwards, Windthorst, Sask., age 52 years. At Pat's request cremation is to take place followed by a private family service at the Tubman Funeral Home, Kipling, Sask., with Sheila Martin officiating. Predeceased by her father, A.H. (Rusty) Edwards, her paternal grandparents, Herbert and Barbara Edwards, and her maternal grandparents, Jim and Ethel Bill. Pat is survived by her mother, Irene Edwards, Willowdale Lodge, Kipling, her brother and sister-in-law, Arthur H. and Kathy Edwards, Windthorst, her niece, Kristi (David) Poncelet, and their children, Kally and Brynn of Beaumont, Alta., her nephew, Andrew Edwards, Calgary, Alta., her aunt and uncle, Shirley and Ed Santo, Kipling, Sask., her cousins, Bill and Marie Bill, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., Sandra Morrison, Prince George, B.C., and Michael Santo, Kenosee Lake, Sask., her sister-in-law, Judy Munro, Lethbridge, Alta. as well as a host of friends all over the world. If friends so desire contributions to the Kipling Health Foundation Box 989, Kipling, Sask., S0G 2S0 may be tokens of remembrance.
HAMILTON, ROBERT (Bert),
HAMILTON - ROBERT (Bert) Hamilton passed away at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, SK on Monday December 10th 2001. The Funeral Service will be held at the Semans United Church Semans, SK. on Saturday December 15, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Semans Cemetery. Bert is survived by his loving wife Elzina, children Russ (Phoebe) of Nanaimo; Elva (Don) Turner of Watrous; Sheila of Regina; Grant (Joanne) of Semans; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandson; 3 brothers William (Esther) of Ottawa, Eric (Jean) of Toronto, Gavin (Jean) of Kelowna; 1 sister Elizabeth Parks of Craik; 1 sister in law Doris Anderson of Grenfell; as well as many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations to the Allan Blair Cancer Centre or Semans United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated. FOTHERINGHAM - McDOUFALL FUNERAL SERVICE Nokomis, SK. in care of arrangements.
HARDING, GEORGE W.F.,
HARDING - GEORGE W.F. 1928 - 2001 George passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 with his family by his side. Predeceased by his parents, Fred and Nellie Harding. Survived by his loving wife Rita, daughter Lori (Bryan) Skogberg, Jaimie, Jocelyn, and Jeffrey; son Gregory (Karen), Michael, Jordan, and Ashley; as well as numerous members of his extended family. George was employed for 35 years with the City of Regina; his last position being Director of Emergency Measures Organization. Many years of George's life were donated to youth, being a Cub Leader, Scout Leader, and many years with the Air Cadets. George will be remembered for his hearty laugh, quick smile, firm handshake - or a shake of the paw and a scratch behind the ear. George's greatest love was spending time with his children and grandchildren. SOAR HIGH PAPA FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Pioneer Village Chapel, 430 Pioneer Drive, Regina on Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. with The Rev. Joyce Hilton, officiating. Interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Regina PioneerVillage - Recreation Division, 430 Pioneer Drive, Regina, SK, S4T 6L8 or the Regina Humane Society, P.O. Box 3143, Regina, SK, S4P 3G7. Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (Phone 789-8850).
KLEMKE - It is with great sadness to announce that on Tuesday, December 11, 2001, at the age of 59, after a lengthy and courageous battle, my wife and our mom, Sheila, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Sheila is lovingly remembered by her best friend and husband Jim; son Grant (Tammy, Jesse and Mackenzie); daughters, LeeAnn (Mark, Kristopher and Matthew), Lisa (Nigel, Samantha and Emma); mother-in-law Jessie; and brother Douglas (Bud) Bremner. Sheila enjoyed a very special relationship with her sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, and will be greatly missed by each one of them. Sheila will be remembered for her devotion to her family and dear friends, her kindness and her impeccable appreciation of life. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 437 Broadway Avenue East, with Rev. John Barkman officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. Friends so wishing may make a contribution to the Allan Blair Cancer Centre, 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, S4T 1A5. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services. E-mail condolence to the family may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
CHOBANIUK, VERNA MARLENE (nee Banerd),
CHOBANIUK - VERNA MARLENE (nee Banerd) died suddenly at her home in Regina. Verna was born March 8, 1941 to Gustav and Clara (nee Werth) Banerd at the family in Neudorf, SK. She moved to Regina with her family in 1948 and attended school at Wetmore School and high school at Balfour Tech. In 1959, she married her childhood sweetheart John Chobaniuk and together they had two daughters. Later in life the two of them also became partners in business. After John's passing she continued to own and operate Regina Towel Service until her retirement in April of 2001. Verna was predeceased by her life partner John, in 1998 and by her father Gustav Bannerd. Verna is survived by and will be sadly missed by her daughters: Brenda (Clarke) Curtis of Humboldt, SK and their children Sheena, Shea and Katelynn; Donna (Lamont) Wiley of Regina, SK and their children Kayla, Amber and Braden John; her mother Clara Banerd of Regina, SK and one sister Sandra (Doug) Szysky and their sons Jason and Christopher plus numerous relatives and friends. Verna loved and cherished her family and especially her six grandchildren. She took great pride in all of their accomplishments. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Monday, February 4, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. Interment at Regina Memorial Gardens - St. Anthony's Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Verna's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, 2360 -2nd Avenue, Regina, SK, S4R 1A6 or the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, P.O. Box 309, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 3L3. Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (Phone 789-8850)
DOUGLAS (BAILEY), MARION,
DOUGLAS (BAILEY), MARION - passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 28, 2002, at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her first husband JAMES K. BAILEY in 1964, her second husband J. MAURICE DOUGLAS in 1976, her parents, father Nick (COJOCAR) in 1972, her mother Rosie (ADAMACHE) in 1986, also her brother Nick Cojocar in 1983, and her son-in-law Keith King in 2001. She is survived by her five children: Viola Sattler, Craig (Pat) Bailey, Gail King, Loney (Eve) Bailey, and Diane Schmidt. She was a very loving grandmother to her thirteen grandchildren: Janice (Richard) Laureen, Constance (Dan) Reiss, Brent (Pam) Sattler, Valerie (Garth) Bridal, Michael (Ellie) Bailey, Colleen Bailey, Lyle King, Lori (Dan) Baker, Leslie (Kirk) Adam, Larry (Brenda) King, Pamela (Bruce) Keith, Kimberley (Cory) Shuba, Laurel (John) Miner; twenty great grandchildren: Jeremy and Kristianne Reiss, Kyle and Kelvin Sattler, David Bridal, Joel and Jenna Baker, Jared and Ashley Adam, Grant, Brady and Sarah King, James and Jordan Keith, Natasha, Devin, Kylie and Kennedy Shuba; Jonathan (J.R.) and Amanda Miner; and one great-great grandchild, Drae Shuba; her sister, Laura Cojocar; her sister-in-law June Bernhardt; also by her special family friend, Mr. Del Loney. Funeral Services will be conducted at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue on Saturday, February 2, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Visual Research and Equip Foundation, Rebekah Assembly, Box 33035, Cathedral P.O., Regina S4T 7X2 would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services. E-mail condolences to the family may be sent to email@example.com