GALENZOSKI, LOYOLA, FCA June 8, 1955 - September 3, 2006 Loyola faced her recent challenge with dignity and a positive attitude before succumbing to cancer. She is loved, remembered, and survived by her brothers Herb (Linda), Bentley (Shelley), her sisters Myrna (Ross), Myra (Mike); sister-in-law Jackie; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. She is predeceased by her parents Gordon and Agnes (nee Kriekle), her brother Arnold Galenzoski and brother-inlaw Greg Manz. Loyola grew up in Southey, but lived and pursued her professional life in Regina. She obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and received her CA designation in 1982, articling with Deloitte in Saskatoon. Loyola maintained an eight-year partnership in the firm of Holtby Galenzoski which merged with Meyers Norris Penny in 1996, where she remained a partner until 1999. She then became Director of Finance and Administration with Minds Eye Entertainment until 2004, following which she joined Virtus Group in Regina. Loyola chaired the Practice Appraisal Committee and also served on the Discipline Committee for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan. She was involved with the Estate Planning Council of Regina, serving as Secretary, Vice-President and President. Her volunteer community service included a term as Vice-President, Programming, for the Regina Women's Network and an 11-year involvement as Treasurer of the Board for the Regina Work Preparation Centre. Flowers most gratefully declined, however friends so wishing may make donations to Palliative Care at the Pasqua Hospital, 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 1A3 or William Booth Wascana Grace Hospice, 50 Angus Road, Regina S4R 8P6. Special thanks to family and friends for their kindness and caring of Loyola during her illness and to Drs. Casey, Clein and McMillan and the staff of Palliative Care and Grace Hospice. A celebration of her life will be held at the Turvey Centre, Main Hall, Regina, Highway 6 and Armour Road on Friday, September 8th at 6:30 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date. An online book of condolences may be signed at www.speersfuneralchapel.com No crying, no sad tears for me... I only want you to celebrate my life with laughter.
GEISTHARDT, JENNIE - On September 4th, 2006 in the afternoon, Jennie Geisthardt passed away suddenly. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 51 years, Elmer Geisthardt. Jennie was born April 18th, 1931 in the Truax District. Jennie is predeceased by her parents Emil and Adriana; one sister Georgina; brothers-inlaw Fred Tkachuk, Tony Kawka and Cliff Denton. Jennie is survived by three sisters and two brothers: Pauline Kawka of Regina, William and Irene Paicu of the Avonlea District, Marie and Tom Chapman of Delta, BC, George and Alma of St. Albert, AB and Emily Denton of Sherwood Park, AB; brothers-in-law, Alfred and Darlene Geisthardt of Regina, Ron Geisthardt of Delta, BC, Max and Eleanor Geisthardt of Crofton, BC, and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation. Interment to take place at a later date. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made in Jennie's memory to the Lung Association of Saskatchewan, 1231 8th Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0S5. An on-line book of condolences may be signed at www.speersfuneralchapel.com
BUCZULAK - Mrs. Eva Mary (nee Antonishyn), passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at St. Joseph's Integrated Health Centre, Lestock. She was 89 years of age. Eva was born on January 27, 1917 in the Campbelltown District, north of Jasmin. On November 15, 1936, she married John Buczulak at Ituna. They farmed in the Horse Lake district. In 1940, they moved to land north of Kelliher. Eva retired to Kelliher in 1981. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1972. Eva is survived by her children: Pat (Harry) Mandziak, Adeline (Robert) Wuschenny, Philip (Linda) Buczulak and Bradley (Sandy) Buczulak; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Anna Yanko, brother Joe (Annie), sisters Katie (Stanley) Faye, Rosie (John) Kitzul, Emily (Joe) Shuya, Jennie (Ernie) Horvath, sister-in-law Lena Antonishyn and numerous nieces and nephews. In memory of Eva, Mass cards or donations to the Jasmin Catholic Cemetery Fund may be made. Prayers will be held on Friday, June 16th at 7:00pm and the Requiem Divine Liturgy on Saturday, June 17th at 10:30am, all from St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher. Arrangements are entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
DIONISSLOU - Peter Dionisslou, late of Regina, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2006. Funeral arrangements pending.
WILMA VICTORIA HAMBLEY - late of Regina, passed away with her family by her side June 12th, 2006 at the age of 83. Predeceased by her loving husband George, July 11, 1998, also brothers Harold, Lorne & Cecil, sisters Ruby & Fanny. Wilma will be greatly missed by her daughter Roberta (Tom) Lutz (Saskatoon), son Gary (Donna) Hambley (Regina). Grandchildren Tami (Bryon) Rains (Saskatoon), Jasen Lutz (Saskatoon), Robert & Kim Hambley (Calgary). Great Grandchildren Seth, Symantha & Jett. Numerous nieces & nephews. Wilma was a very courageous lady who suffered numerous setbacks throughout her life, but never complained. She loved life, being with people, her bird & reading. The family would like to thank the doctors & nurses on 3B Oncology Ward, Pasqua Hospital. A Celebration of Wilma's life will take place at a later date.
HELLER - With deepest regrets we announce the passing of Harvey Heller on June 14, 2006. Born in Winnipeg in 1934 Harvey was a dance instructor at Arthur Murray Dance Studios when he met his life partner Muriel. Harvey and Muriel shared a passion for music, dance, art, animals and family life for over 53 years. Harvey and Muriel were a glamorous couple with hearts of gold. A hard worker Harvey lived in Toronto and then spent a number of years working with his brother-in-law in Montana. Harvey and Muriel moved to Regina in 1991 where they continued to enjoy their passion for music and dance. For the past number of years Harvey experienced declining health and was cared for by his devoted wife until she passed in 2004. Harvey was predeceased by his loving wife and his siblings and is survived by his nephews and nieces. His continued care and a great debt of gratitude is owed to Bill Holmes of Regina and his long time friend Don Apel of Toronto. Sincere thanks also to Rosalind Veitch and Lyn Goldman and the staff of the Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday June 16, 2006 at 11:00 AM at the Beth Jacob Funeral Home 810 Broad Street. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Regina Humane Society.
MICHAEL JOHN KESSLER - Mike passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 after a long, courageous battle with Cancer with his wife Camelia ( "Cammy ") by his side. Mike was born on May 13, 1964 in Wawota SK. When he was 16 he moved to Regina to cook at the Regina Bus Depot. He met his Best Friend and Wife Cammy 18 years ago; together they had a beautiful daughter Rena Dawn Kessler. Mike leaves to mourn, his wife Cammy Kessler, his daughter Rena Kessler of Saskatoon SK, his daughter Jody Miller of Regina SK, his granddaughter Taylor Mae Vancha of Regina, his daughter Mandy Gaudet of Redverse SK, his mother Mary Kessler of Brandon MB, his father Harry Kessler of Wapella SK, his sister Kim and husband Jeff Clarke of Regina SK, his nephew Parker Clarke of Regina SK and his brother Garry Kessler of Regina SK. Mike was predeceased by his grandmother Edna Westphal and his Uncle Joe and Auntie Bonnie Westphal. Mike's faith was strong and in our eyes he won the battle. A very special thank you to the nurses and volunteers at the Palliative Care Unit on the 5th Floor of St. Paul's Hospital. Your kindness and caring were greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Mary Kessler and Rhonda LeCorre. A very special thanks to Brad and Anna Ranford, Steve and Bonnie Frank, Collin Frank, Phil James and Garry Barr for their love and support through Mike's illness and for taking Mike on his final ride. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society ( 438 2nd Avenue S, Saskatoon SK S7K 2C3).
LAW JOANNE - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joanne Law. Born on July 27th, 1929 in Calgary, Alberta, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on June 12th, 2006, in Victoria, B.C. Predeceased by her son, Jay in 1979 and her husband, Bill in 1986. She is survived by her children, Bill Jr. (Marie) of Calgary, Michael of Victoria, Leslie of Victoria and Brad of Sicamous; grandson, Greg of Calgary; sister, Patricia of Ladysmith as well as her many cherished family members and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at MCCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson and Vancouver Streets, on Monday, June 19th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Victoria Hospice Society, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, B.C. V8R 1J8. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com. MCCALL'S OF VICTORIA 1-800-870-4210
LEOKADIA PELZER - late of 9417 Nowell Street, Chilliwack, passed away on May 13, 2006 in the Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 94 years. She was born on March 10, 1912 in Kostopol, Poland. Leokadia is survived by two sons; Nathan (Ruth) of Vernon and Henry (Gertrude) of Richmond, two daughters; Mrs. Ruth (Richard, deceased) Engel of Regina and Mrs. Irma (Sam) Jagos of Toronto and 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters; Anna (Kurt) Fengler of Chilliwack, Emma (Martin, deceased) Hamm of Regina and Alma (Horst) Koehler of West Vancouver. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 19, 2006 at 1:00 pm from the Central Pentecostal Assembly with Pastor Rod Bitterman officiating. Interment to follow at the Chilliwack Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Living Memorial Fund c/o the Central Pentecostal Assembly. Henderson's Funeral Home, Chilliwack is in charge of the arrangements. HENDERSON'S 604-792-1344
WADDEN - On Tuesday, May 15, 2006, Charles Arthur Wadden, late of Regina, Sask., passed away peacefully at the age of 82 years. Charles was predeceased by his parents Leo and Helena, sister Stella Webber and brother Ray Wadden. Charles is survived by his loving wife Mary, children, John (Regina), Leo (Holly) of Whiterock, B.C. and Maureen (Jeff) Merk of Regina. Grandchildren, John Michael, Steven, Melanie, Hannah, Ethan and Zoey. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. in St. Cecilia R.C. Church, 5020 7th Ave., Regina, Sask., with Rev. J.B. Okai, celebrant. Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park, Regina, Sask. In lieu of flowers, donations in Charles's memory may be made to the St. Cecilia Memorial Fund, or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are in the care of LEE FUNERAL HOME 757-8645
JOHNSON - Irene Mae, beloved wife of Gordon Johnson of Whitewood, SK passed away January 3, 2006 at the age of 65 years. Besides her husband, Irene is survived by her daughter, Laurie of Whitewood, her son, Robert of New Zealand and a brother, Wesley (Olga) Stevenson of Saskatoon and their family. The funeral service will be held Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Whitewood United Church. Interment will follow in the Whitewood Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Matthews Funeral Home.
KRAUS - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of DORIS KRAUS (nee Sadlemyer) on Tuesday, January 3, 2006. Doris was born on January 14, 1907. Predeceased by her husband, Godfred in 1995; son-in-law, Don Longhurst in 1995; brother, George and half sister, Irma; Doris is survived by her son, Carl (Lillian); daughter, Flora; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sister Laura Blake; sisterin-law, Sylvia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 9, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. in the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK with Rev. Jack Bridal, officiating. Interment to follow in the Mossbank Cemetery, Mossbank, SK. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre St., Regina, SK S4T 2R3. www.victoriaavenuefuneral.com