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
EWART - On Friday, August 26, 2005, Elwyn (Shorty) Ewart, Sintaluta, Sask., died in the Regina General Hospital at the age of 78 years. Elwyn, second son of the late Julia and Harry Ewart, was born Dec. 20, 1926 at his parent's farm home south of Sintaluta. He was educated at the Red Fox School and Sintaluta High. Elwyn farmed with his dad then later took over the farm until 1982 when it was sold. Elwyn was a great sports enthusiast. He played baseball and curled for many years and was also an avid Roughrider fan. He is survived by brother Howard, sisters Eileen (Wendell) Willoughby and Norma (Gerry) HIll and a special niece and nephew Charlene and Darwin Ewart. Many nieces and nephews also survive him. Predeceased by his parents, sister in law Mary Ewart and a nephew Shawn Ewart. There will be no funeral. A private graveside interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date. If friends so desire, contributions to the Sintaluta Memorial Hall, c/o The Sintaluta Town Office, Sintaluta, Sask., S0G 4N0 may be tokens of remembrance. Cremation arrangements in care of Tubman Cremation and Funeral Services, Wolseley, Sask., 1-800-667-8962
GRAHAM - Dorothy Jane (nee Sparrow) passed away Thursday, August 25, 2005, at the age of 100 years. Born at Fairfax, MB Jan. 9, 1905 Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Robert George and Theresa (nee Dean) Sparrow, her loving husband Weldon Campbell Graham (10/72), sisters: Ruby, Mable and brother-in-law John Moore, Gladys and brother-in-law Charles A. Robertson, Ida and brother-in-law Earl Morrison, and daughter-in-law Marion P. Graham (08/02). Dorothy is survived by her sons: Stewart C. (Gilda) of Regina, SK, Eain B. (Sara) of Victoria, BC, grandsons: Kevin C. Graham of Thousand Oaks, CA, Benjamin and Simon Graham of Victoria BC, granddaughters: Cheryl L. (Paul) Elliston of Redondo Beach, CA, Vanessa Graham of Vancouver, BC, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy attended Fairfax, MB Consolidated School and, always wanting to be a teacher, obtained her teacher's certificate at Moosomin and Regina Normal Schools. Her first school was Excel at Stockholm, SK, (Feb/1924) and thereafter taught at Middleburgh (Wauchope, SK), Redvers, Lund (Kinistino School District), Mount Crescent and Wolseley Junior High. She retired in June, 1967. Dorothy always took a keen interest in her students and followed the career path of many. While teaching in Redvers Dorothy met Weldon and they were married Aug. 9, 1936. With Weldon being employed by the Bank of Commerce they lived in Saskatoon and Meota, SK, They subsequently lived in Fillmore, SK (Robertson and Graham Marshall-Wells store) and Beatty, SK (Graham's General Store) prior to moving to Wolseley in July, 1957. A charter member of the Ellisboro LOBA Lodge #1375 in Wolseley, Dorothy served in virtually all offices and was an honorary member of the Grand Orange Lodge of Saskatchewan. Dorothy was a member of St. James United Church and was active in the community, being involved for many years as a key player in many fund raising activities with the LOBA supporting the Orange Home for Children in Indian Head, plus an active leader in the Wolseley UCW. She was also a member of the Wolseley Memorial Union Hospital auxiliary and was always prepared to lend a hand in support of these worthwhile causes. A very positive, kind and spunky lady, Dorothy was a going concern for most of her life only slowing down in her later years as she became to frail to do all the things she liked. A devoted wife and mother, Dorothy was a source of strength to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who came to know her over the years. Dorothy's family would like to thank the many, many people who were so kind and helpful to her during her life, with a special thank you to the staff at Lakeside Home who cared for her so compassionately over the last number of years. Dorothy appreciated all of you very much and was grateful for your presence in her life. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of Tubman Funeral Home, Wolseley, Sask., on Tuesday, August 30, 2005, 2:00 p.m. Officiant Rev. Tricia Gerhard. Interment in the Wolseley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to: The Orange Home for Children, Box 160, Indian Head, Sask., S0G 2K0 or to the Lakeside Nursing Home Resident's Activities, (MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO THE REGINA QU'APPELLE HEALTH REGION), Box 10, Wolseley, Sask., S0G 5H0
KOZAR - Barney passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at the age of 72 years. He is survived by his loving wife Grace and their son Wade; granddaughters Leanne, Alex and Angela; his sisters Helen (John) Filipchuk and Olga (Walter) Liebrecht; his brother Glen (Dolly) Kosar, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. The family would like to thank the ER and CCU staff of Regina General Hospital for their care and understanding. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations of remembrance may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, 2360 2nd Avenue, Regina, SK S4R 1A6. Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.
WOYTIUK - Ernest Ernie Woytiuk, late of Regina, passed away peacefully at the age of 79, on Friday, October 14, 2005. Predeceased by 15 brothers and sisters, Ernie is lovingly remembered by his wife Leona of 56 years, and their 5 children; Linda (Terry) Tabor, Ken (Linda), Brian (Joanne), Curtis (Vanessa) and Cindy (Glenn) Schiissler; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Ernie was a SaskTel employee for 33 years. He enjoyed fishing, garding and playing cribbage. He was a very caring person and was always there for his children, family and friends. We will miss his humor and his wit, and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto St. with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. R. Luzney, celebrant on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. An online book of condolences may be signed at www.speersfuneralchapel.com.
HOLLINGER - Betty passed away peacefully in Regina, SK on Thursday, October 13, 2005. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Norman; parents Val and Mary Ulmer; an infant daughter; brother Raymond Ulmer and brother in infancy. Betty is lovingly remembered by her daughter Teri (Vance) Beals; sons Kent (Stacy) Hollinger and Jason Hollinger; grandchildren Jesseca and Breanna Beals, Kennedy and Emerson Hollinger; brothersand sistersin-law Shirley (Walter) Duke, Betty (Don) Schondelmier, Carol (Cliff) Pichette, Jim (Wendy) Hollinger as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Betty was an avid Saskatchewan Roughrider fan, loved to volunteer for many organizations, enjoyed playing bingo and loved to spend time with her grandchildren. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday, October 17, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Donald Koch officiating. Special thanks to Dr. Bradel for her extraordinary care and compassion, 24 HR Homecare and all the staff at Wascana Grace Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Wascana Grace Hospice, 50 Angus Road, Regina, SK S4R 8P6 or the Terry Fox Foundation, Unit 210, 1102 8th Avenue, Regina, SK S4R 1C9. Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral home (306) 789-8850.
MANN - It is with deepest sadness and grief that Debra and family announce the passing of Thomas John Mann of Regina on Thursday, October 6, 2005. He is at peace with no more suffering. He leaves to mourn Debra, his beloved wife and best friend, and their two beloved cats, Pyramid and Egypt. He will be cherished and loved in her heart and theirs forever. He leaves, whom he loved deeply, with deep sadness and grief to mourn, Linda and Tom Boyle of Gimli, MB and their children Jenny (Kevin) and family, Erin, and Mandi (Rich) and family. He also leaves to mourn his mother, whom he cherished and loved, Rose Mann; his brothers Ralph and Ross and their families of Strathroy, ON. He also leaves to mourn his children Jennifer Smit and family of London, ON, Jason Mann and family of Sarnia, ON, Tinsa and family, and Jeremy of Edmonton, AB. Tom always left a lasting impression on all who met or knew him. He was a gentle man, a loving husband and companion. Tom's passion for car racing, especially Nascar, brought out his rebel side and joy that he and Debra shared. He was a nature lover, especially gardening he loved his lilies. He had a kind and loving heart towards God's creatures and mankind. Debra would like to thank the staff of the Pasqua and General Hospital, medical personnel and Regina Police Service for assisting her during this trying time. Special thanks also to Dr. Sharman and Dr. McHattie for past medical assistance for Tom. A Funeral Service will take place in Tom's home town of Strathroy, Ontario where he will be laid to rest beside his father, Ted Mann. He would want all who read this to remember to live each day to the fullest. It is hard, but try, and that he did. A private memorial will be held by Debra and family at a later date. An on-line book of condolence may be signed at www.speersfuneralchapel.com Carry on my own true love, You'll be at peace when you are gone, Lay your weary head to rest, Don't you cry no more. Dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind. I will always, as we did in life, I will also in death, Tom, love and walk beside you.
RIEGER - Rose passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 30, 2005 at the age of 90. Rose was predeceased by her husband John (1975), infant son Gerrard, daughter Jackie Piller (1989); son-in-law Bill Kaytar (1998). She will be deeply missed by son Erwin (Shirley) Rieger, daughters Doreen Kaytar, and Karen Kaytor; grandchildren: Darren (Mary) Rieger, Wanda (Harvey) Chrunik, Kim (Kim) Flegel, Kevin Rieger, Blair (Cathy) Kaytar, Sharlene Brown, Warren Piller; great-grandchildren: Bryce, Beth and Scott Rieger, Jonathan, Tasha and Jordan Chrunik, Brendan and Blake Flegel, Tyler Kaytar, Shalysa Brown, Tessa and Jackie Piller. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery. Donations in Rose's memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, 2360 2nd Avenue, Regina, SK S4R 1A6. Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.
SCHWINDT - Monday, October 31, 2005 Herbert John Schwindt, age 90 years, passed away peacefully in Regina.
Service arrangements are pending.
Moose Jaw, SK
BEGIN - Ferdinand Begin passed away at Moose Jaw Union Hospital on Friday, October 28, 2005 at the age of 89 years. Ferdinand was born Ulric Ferdinand on November 27, 1915. He grew up on the farm north of Alida and attended Arbor Vitae and Chapelle Schools. He enlisted in the Army during World War II and stationed overseas. After the war he farmed in Alida until retirement. No matter what Ferdinand did, he did it with passion. Whether it was cards or gardening, it was done with gusto. He travelled to many places Russia, Europe, Cuba and the Caribbean and knew what it meant to live life to its fullest. Ferdinand will be missed by all who knew him. We will miss his award winning smile after a joke or two. He is predeceased by his second wife, Martha, parents, Ulric and Albertine; brothers: Vincent, Alvin and Cyril, one sister, Irene; sisters-in-law: Leona and Eunice, son-in-law, Bob Bell and a nephew, Douglas. He leaves to mourn his children: David Mali, Africa, Derek (Rhonda) Cochrane, Irene (Rick) Wurster Sherwood Park, Beverly Bell San Diego, Robert (Roberta) Calgary, Amiee (Dale) Kowal Edmonton; his brothers: Clement London, ON, Francis Weyburn, one sister, Bernadette (John) Berjian Regina; twelve grandchildren: Mark, Crystal, Nick, Micheal, Dan, Jesse, Cary, Aaron, Mathew, Heather, Carter and Spencer, as well as many nieces and nephews. Our special thanks to the staff at Moose Jaw Union Hospital for your exceptional help and understanding. The Funeral Service will be held at Our Lady Fatima, Redvers on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Father Hengen will preside. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Redvers Health Centre. In living memory of Ferdinand, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W.J. Jones & Son Funeral Home. Pleas sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson.com (Obituaries). W.J. JONES & SON MOOSE JAW (306) 693-4644