THURMEIER - JOHN LEO, Southey, SK., passed away peacefully on December 7th, 2003 at Parkside Extendicare at the age of 94. John was predeceased by his parents, Amalia and Jacob Thurmeier; his wife of 52 years, Joan; brothers: Fernie, Karl, Jake and Sigmond; and sisters, Mary and Emily. He leaves to mourn, his son, James; daughter-in-law, Bonnie; grandchildren: Ryan, Reena, Randa and Raelene; sisters, Anne (Joe) Geenen and Margaret Angelstad; brother, Frank (Catherine) and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. John was born March 31st, 1909 in Southey, Sask., attended school in Bourneville and Campion College and married the girl next door. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved farming, playing cards or shooting pool with friends. He loved life, was a long standing member of the church and the Knights of Columbus. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 13th, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in St. James R.C. Church, Southey, SK with Rev. G. Lindenbach, Celebrant. Interment to follow in the Southey R.C. Cemetery. Prayers will be held on Friday, December 12th, 2003 at 5:30 p.m. in the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre St., Regina, SK S4P 2R3. Arrangements entrusted to VICTORIA AVENUE FUNERAL HOME 761-2727
TOPOLA, NICK - Of Assiniboia, Sask., passed away December 8, 2003 at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by his parents George and Lena Topola; one brother Alex; sisters Katie Yorga, Mary Lengert, Violet Costache, Dorothy Waslenko and son-in-law Edgar Boyle, Nick is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Ruby; two daughters Eileen Boyle and children Bryce, Darby and Ryley of Preeceville, Sask., Marilyn (Murray) Sjogren and children Matthew, Melissa and Michelle of Calgary, Alta., one sister Annie Cozak of Assiniboia as well as numerous nieces and nephews. PRAYER SERVICE will be held at the Descent of the Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, Assiniboia, Sask., Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Descent of The Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, Friday, Dec. 12 at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Daniel Nenson officiating. Interment to follow at Elm Springs Cemetery. Donations in memory of Nick can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Assoc., Assiniboia Chapter of the Kidney Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, Sask.
BLASHILL, FRANCIS ERWIN - June 21, 1927 to December 8, 2003. Predeceased by his parents, Percy Francis Blashill and Esther Margaret McPeek; brother Kenny in infancy and his beloved brother and best friend, George in 1965 with whom he has now been reunited. He leaves to mourn his first wife Geneva and their children Carl (Laurie), Louise (Brian) Krienke, Wayne (Sheila), Ronnie (Kathy), Donna (Leonard) Martin; his second wife Barbara; his step children: Claire (Bill), Linda, Shelly, Jay (Lydia), Wendy (Don), Sherry (Trevor), Tammy (Dave); as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Frank was very well loved by his family and friends. He had a unique sense of humour and caring attitude about life and all those around him. He loved his family, friends, life, trains, stamps and watches. He loved to collect everything to him everything and everybody was valuable and to be treasured. He worked hard every day of his life and for many years with the Regina Board of Education. He fought the good fight, especially over the past three years of his ailing health. But always he stayed true to who he was. His sense of humour, wisdom and kind, thoughtful words will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services. E-mail condolences to the family may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Frank, Dad, Grampa, for all the times you supported us with strength and love & Thank you!! For all the times we forgot to say it & WE LOVE YOU !!! XXXOOO
MCLANE - HAROLD EDWARD of Regina passed away suddenly on February 15, 2004 at the age of 75. Harold was predeceased by his daughter, Sylvia; his parents, Alpha and Elizabeth; and five brothers, Clayton, John, Glen, Doug and Virgil. Harold is survived by his loving wife Helen of 45 years; daughter, Bernadette; son-in-law, Ken Bourassa and his sons, Christopher (Joanna and Stephan), Shane, Robin (Nicole), Daniel and Aaron; son Alan (Claudette) and their children, Mary, Samantha and Dyllan; son, Kevin (Lisa) and their children, Janessa and Emily; son, Darcy; and sister, Eileen Anhorn; as well as numerous other family members. Harold was a long-time employee with the City of Regina. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening, playing cards, camping with his family, and spending time with his children and numerous grandchildren. Flowers gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, 2360 2nd Ave., Regina, SK S4R 1A6 or the Diabetes AssociationSouthern Saskatchewan, 4420 Albert St., Regina, SK S4S 6B4. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held from the Regina Funeral Home, Highway #1 East, Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 10:00 am. Arrangements in the care of Regina Funeral Home (789 8850).
SWINTON, T. EARLE - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Earle Swinton on February 14, 2004, at 74 years of age. Earle was born in Regina and raised in Montmartre, SK, where he attended the Alpha Rural School and the Montmartre Public School. Following graduation from Luther College in Regina, Earle returned to the family farm for a few years before taking a job with Beaver Lumber and later with the Canadian Mental Health Association. In 1961, he joined the Canadian Petroleum Association (CPA), eventually becoming Public Affairs Director of the Saskatchewan Division, a position he held until his retirement in 1990. An extremely sociable man, Earle was known for his open and generous nature and his engaging sense of humour. Throughout his adult life Earle was actively involved in several professional, community, and charitable organizations, including the Saskatchewan Jaycees, the Canadian Public Relations Society, the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association, Alcoholics Anonymous, and others. Earle is predeceased by his parents, Russell and Nana; brothers, Gordon and Ross; sister-inlaw Gwen; and by his sister, Doris. He leaves to mourn Anne, his wife of forty years; his sons, Douglas and Keith; his daughter-in-law, Audra; and two grandchildren, James and Hannah. He will be deeply missed by his many nieces and nephews, dear relatives, and close friends whose company Earle treasured. He will also be fondly remembered by the many people whose lives he touched throughout his numerous travels around the province with the CPA. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 21, at 4:00 p.m. at Knox-Metropolitan United Church, 2340 Victoria Avenue, Regina, where Earle was a long-time member, recognized for his considerable and distinguished service. Rev. Dr. Robert A. Kitchen officiating. Donations to the `Organ Fund' of KnoxMetropolitan United Church, in memory of Earle, are gratefully accepted in lieu of flowers. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
ALLISON MARGARET UPCOTT - It is with deep sadness that we announce the accidental death of Allison Margaret Upcott on February 13th, 2004 near Pangman, Saskatchewan. Allison was born on February 10, 1982 at Indian Head, Sk. She is survived by her loving partner and best friend Curtis Shiels and by their beautiful daughter Kelsey. Also missed and lovingly remembered by her mother Betty Upcott (Les Murray) of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, and her father Terry Upcott of Inuvik, N.W.T. Sisters: Alida (Jeremy) Gigian of Fort Qu"Appelle, Sk. and RandiLynn (Ken Schindel) Upcott of Meadow Lake, Sk; and her brothers Richard Upcott and David Rekiel, both of Meadow Lake, Sk. Allison will be remembered by her maternal grandparents Cecil and Elsie Birtles of Saskatoon. She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents Alida Upcott (Hopman) on March 17, 1959 and Richard E.O. Upcott on May 17, 1985, both of Fort Qu"Appelle, Sk. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2004 in St. Andrew"s United Church, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sk. with Reverend Sylvia Thompson officiating. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to a Trust Fund for Kelsey June Shiels (envelopes at the church), or to a charity of one's choice.
VIERGUTZ - Edwin. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our brother on February 12th, 2004 at the age of 87 years. He will be dearly missed by the family: brother Carl (Doris), Kelowna, sisters Merna (Herb) Wilson, Coquitlam, Connie (Curt) Angell, Swift Current as well as Brothers-in-law George Schmidt, Ogema, Ray Workman, B.C. and Sister-inlaw Helen Viergutz, Ontario and many nieces & nephwes. Predeceased by parents Clarles & Eva Viergutz, brothers Larry & Bill, sisters Lila Dahl, Rosella Workman, Phyllis Schmidt. Edwin was born on a farm in the Edgeworth district and farmed there until he retired. He then moved to Ogema where he enjoyed his involvement with the Ogema Museum. Cremation has taken place. By his request, a graveside service will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Edwin may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements in care of Assurance Funeral Services, Weyburn, 842-6020
WALDEN - On February 14, 2004 CARL GEORGE WALDEN continued his journey without complaint, leaving us behind. Carl was predeceased by his father, Per George; his mother, Lilja and sister, Alma; left to take strength from his courage his wife, Vivian; daughters, Ricki (Brant) and Jodine (Trevor) and one sister, Gladys (George) Marshall. Carl was born October 22, 1935 on the family farm near Edfield, SK. He worked at the Royal Bank for 36 years. He had been retired for 12 years. Carl was very active in the community, serving on various committees and charities. He enjoyed Roughrider football games and was a season ticket holder for over 25 years. Carl"s first and foremost love was his family, relatives and friends. The family would like to acknowledge the staff and volunteers of Units 4D, Palliative Care Home Care, Cancer Clinic and Palliative Care Ward at the Pasqua Hospital. Their compassionate and caring ways meant the world to us. Also, heartfelt thanks to friends, neighbors and family for your thoughtfulness. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. in Rosemont United Church, 5000 8th Ave., Regina, SK with Rev. Howard Hanson, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McInytre St., Regina, SK S4T 2R3 or the Regina Palliative Care Inc., 4101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK S4T 1A5 in remembrance. Arrangements entrusted to VICTORIA AVENUE FUNERAL HOME 761-2727
SOLVERSON - SYLVIA L. of Assiniboia, Sask., passed away peacefully April 11, 2004 at the Assiniboia Union Hospital at the age of 80. Predeceased by her parents Carl and Henrietta (Hattie) Knoss, grandson Noah Brenner, brothers Herschel Knoss and Gerald Knoss, an infant sister, brother-inlaw Roland Jackson, Sylvia is survived by her husband Sankey Solverson of Assiniboia, daughter Sandra Berthelot (John) of Edmonton and their sons Jeffrey of Edmonton and Michael of Edmonton; daughter Elaine Brenner (Gary) of Coronach and their daughter Naomi Brenner of Calgary; brothers John (Millicent) Knoss of Rockglen, George (Rhoda) Knoss of Lady Smith, B.C., Stanley (Dorothy) Knoss of Rockglen; sisters Verna Jackson of Saskatoon, and Violet (Ron) Ettles of Kelowna, B.C., sister-in-law Elsie Knoss of Rockglen, many nieces, nephews and loving friends. A Graveside service at Mount Hope Cemetery, Assiniboia, Sask. to be held at a later date. Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, Sask. 624-3373
STEFAN - On Sunday, April 11, 2004 Johnny Jacob Stefan, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 72 years.
Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
THUL (HANLEY) - Chad passed away unexpectedly in Regina on Sunday, April 11, 2004, at the age of 23 years. Chad will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Darren and Sherry Hanley and Peter Thul; brother, Bert Thul; grandparents, Steve and Luann Beka; special cousin, Matt Beka as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by his grandparents, Bert and Muriel Thul. Chad was a fair, loyal, trusting, caring, giving and loving son. He was always willing to help family and friends if it was in his power. Chad is at peace and will never by forgotten. A Celebration of Chad's life will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, April 15, 2004 at Avonhurst Pentecostal Assembly, 3200 Avonhurst Dr., Regina, SK with Pastor Doug Lancaster officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Chad's memory may be made to the Regina Humane Society, P.O. Box 3143, Regina, SK, S4P 3G7 or Epilepsy Regina, 2125 15th Ave., Regina, SK, S4P 0Z8. Paragon Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. 359-7776