KARST — John of Assiniboia, Sask. formerly of Scout Lake, Sask., passed away April 6, 2004 at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Anna; three brothers Carl, Richard, and Clemence, he is survived by his wife Aimee (McGinn), four sons: Brian (Sharon) of Calgary, Gerald (Laurie) of Jakarta, Indonesia, Kevin (Gail) of Toronto and Raymond of Assiniboia; grandchildren Michael Karst of Toronto and Alison Karst of Vancouver; sisters Phena Havard of Calgary and Clara Faford of Kelowna, B.C., also numerous nieces and nephews. PRAYER SERVICE will be held at St. George's Roman Catholic Church, Assiniboia, Sask., Monday, April 12, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. FUNERAL MASS will be held at St. George's R.C. Church, Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. Father Ronald Andree celebrant. Masses or donations in memory can be made to the Sask. Heart & Stroke Foundation. Interment to follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Assiniboia, Sk. Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, Sask. 624-3373
Kramer, Karl Eugen,
KRAMER — Karl-Eugen passed away with his loving wife of 53 years at his side on Wednesday, April 7, 2004. He was predeceased by his parents; son, Tommy in 1974; and brother, Hans. He leaves to mourn his wife, Helga; sister-in-law, Ilse Fahl of Germany and her daughter, Regina (Werner) Furkert and their children, Daniela and Ramona; sister-in-law, Gerda Neumann of Chicago, USA and her children, Angelika and Michael; as well as relatives in the United States and Germany. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Monday, April 12, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Arrangements entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306-789-8850).
Mcgrath, Donna Joanne,
Earl Grey, SK.
MCGRATH, DONNA JOANNE — Born May 31, 1953 in Prince Albert, SK, died April 2, 2004 in Regina General Hospital. Donna was the fourth daughter of Denis and Katherine McGrath. She was raised and attended school in Domremy, SK. At age 18 she moved to Montmartre, SK with her parents and then moved to Regina, where she worked at the Regina Lutheran Home for over 20 years. In 2001 she moved from Regina to Earl Grey, SK where she resided until her death. Donna is survived by her father Denis McGrath of Saskatoon; sisters, Sandra Weber of Calgary, AB, Beryl McCullough of Saskatoon, SK, Maureen (Rob) Mitchell of Pincher Creek, AB; as well as eight nieces, one grand niece and one grand nephew. She was predeceased by her mother Katherine in 1991 and her brother-inlaw Larry Weber in 1985. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Robert MacKenzie on Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Patrick's R. C. Church in Cupar. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined. Friends so wishing may make donations, in memoriam, to "Shalom " Cupar & District Nursing Home, Box 310, Cupar, SK S0G 0Y0 or to a charity of choice. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
NOW SAFE IN THE ARMS OF GOD MURRAY — Thursday, April 8, 2004, Verena Murray, late of Regina. Predeceased by her husband Bill Murray in 1991, sister Minerva (Clarence) Bates; brother Elroy Wilson, and step-sister Madeline (Arthur) Pearce. Verena is survived by her children: Gordon (Barb) and children Jennifer, Jacquelyn, and Brooklyn; Doreen Lawrence and children: Tyler, Kyley and Travis; Brian (Carol) and children David and Miranda; Norma-Jean (Bob) Nazarchuk and children Scott, Nancy, Troy and Kyle; numerous nieces and nephews; one brother Gordon (Jeannie) of Peterborough, Ontario. Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 12, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel. Interment in Hillside Cemetery, Wapella, Sask. Flowers gratefully declined. Friends so wishing may make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, 2360 2nd Ave., Regina, S4R 1A6. The family would like to thank management at Sunset Extendicare Nursing Home and a special thanks to the West Wing staff for their loving care. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services. E-mail condolences to the family at email@example.com
DAUK - Sister Mary Verda (Frances Mary Dauk), born at Annaheim, Saskatchewan November 17, 1907, died in Regina on December 7, 2003. Sister was one of eleven children born to Frank Dauk and Elizabeth Scharback who immigrated to Canada from Mankato, Minnesota just before Frances was born. Frances (Fanny) attended Laurier Public School in Annaheim, the Ursuline Convent in Bruno, Saskatchewan and Sacred Heart College in Regina before joining the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions in 1931. Most of Sister's life was spent in teaching, 22 years in Regina, 7 in Wolseley, Saskatchewan, 7 in Brandon, Manitoba and 1 in Fort Frances, Ontario. For most of the time from 1952 until her retirement from teaching in 1972 Sister was also School Principal. In her "spare time" Sister Mary Verda was a tireless volunteer, training altar servers, Brownies and Girl Guides, running Red Cross activities, teaching catechism in the country during school holidays, and visiting the sick and the families of her students. Retirement from teaching freed her for pastoral work in Wolseley and two other missions; choir work, interfaith groups, teaching English to refugees, preparing parcels of clothing for the missions, and producing handicrafts for gifts and bazaars were among her other occupations. In all this activity the most important part of Sister's life was deepening her relationship with God, followed closely by her love for her family, who in turn showered her with affection, and by her loyalty to her religious congregation. In 1999 Sister moved into the "Sisters' Residence" at Santa Maria and there continued her life of cheerful generosity, visiting the patients upstairs, praying for the dying, and maintaining a large correspondence. One could scarcely believe the extent of this woman's activities even into the last month of her long life. Sister Verda was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Mary Doepker, Magdalena, Rose, Adelheid (Sister Aloysia, O.S.U) and Margaret (Sister Mary Mathilde, RNDM), and her brothers, Alois, Joseph, William, and Frank. Left to mourn her loss are her brother Anthony of Swift Current, numerous nieces and nephews and their children, and the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, December 10 at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home, 4215 Regina Avenue. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 11 at 10a.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral. Friends who so wish may make a memorial donation to the Mission Fund of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, 800 Adele Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0K6. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
GARRETT - Rhonda Mary, beloved wife of Hal Garrett, passed away at Regina, Saskatchewan on Sunday, December 7, 2003 at the age of 49 years. Funeral Service from McNaughton High School Gymnasium, Moosomin, Sask., on Thursday, December 11, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Marilyn Hill officiating. Private interment will be held at a later date. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made to the Moosomin & District Health Care Foundation, in Rhonda's memory. Arrangements in care of G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Moosomin, 435-2513.
GRASDAL - Elmer of Biggar, SK passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2003, in Biggar Hospital at the age of 75 years. Funeral Services will be held from the Biggar Associated Gospel Church on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. Interment Biggar Cemetery. Memorial tributes in Elmer's memory may be made to Heart & Stroke or Canadian Diabetes. Grondins Funeral Service-Biggar entrusted with arrangements (948-2669) ""Our family serving your family"" Patrick Grondin & Bob Clothier Funeral Directors.
HOSLER, NELLIE HELENA (NEE SEIBOLD) - Passed away peacefully at the William Booth Special Care Home on Monday, 8 Dec., 2003. Nellie was born in the C.P.R. stationmaster's house in Balgonie, N.W.T., 20 February 1900. Predeceased by her husband Bill, son Gordon (Val) and son-inlaw Bill Smith, sister Delia and brothers Fred, Herman, Charles, Bill and Dan. Left to cherish her memory are daughters Pearl (George ) Anderson, B-Say-Tah Village, Lorraine Smith, Indiana and son Bob (Evelyn) of Ottawa, 7 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Nellie will be lovingly remembered and sorrowfully missed by her family and a multitude of friends of several generations. Nellie was a loving, tender hearted kind person and was called Grandma by many children and even adults. Nellie's family would like to express grateful thanks to the staff of the Special care home for the love and care they gave her; also to Dr. Allan Miller, Nicholls and Morris. A memorial service in Nellie's honor will be held at the Chapel of the William Booth Memorial Home at a later date followed by a private interment of her ashes. Flowers are most gratefully declined. Remembrance may be made to the William Booth Special care home, 50 Angus Road Regina, SK., S4R 8P6 or to a charity of your choice.
HUNTER, ANNE MARIE (NEE OFF) 22/02/12 02/12/03 - Anne was an enthusiastic supporter of First Baptist Church and a resident of First Baptist Place on Smith Street in Regina with her husband, Melvyn. They both enjoyed a certain amount of youthful glee over the fact that their suite 201 was spatially located in almost exactly the same spot where they first began their married lives together in a second floor room in Melvyn's mother's house at 2137 Smith Street, some sixty years before. She was a long time contributing member of the Alabee (phonetic spelling) Circle at the church in the sixties and they rarely missed a Sunday church service at First Baptist Church. Anne was an extremely active participant in her grandchildren's and even her great grandchildren's lives playing with them in neighbourhood playgrounds, joining in the family home games of bridge, crokinole, and watching the Blue Jays.She took great pride in her athletic accomplishments which spanned seven decades, throughout her active lifetime. She was the ladies softball team pitcher at the Regina General Hospital in the1920's, shot a hole in one at the first hole of the Par Three Golf Course on Pasqua Street in the 1970's, and bowled a three game combination 729 score at the Regina Bowlodrome in League play in the 1990's. She was famous, within her family, for her long walks well into her eighties. She would think nothing of walking from First Baptist Place to the Grey Nun's hospital. Her love for small children was not restricted to her own family. She spent many years caring for the children of First Baptist Church in the Nursery while their parents attended services or functions in the church. Anne was a loving, devoted mother to her children and wife to her husband Melvyn, overcoming much hardship to provide them with a warm and loving home, as she did as a teenager with her own brothers and sister upon the early departure of their parents. She died peacefully on Dec. 2 at her residence in Ottawa after a short illness. She is predeceased by her husband Melvyn, brothers Frank, Larry, and Charlie. She is lovingly remembered by her brother, John (Thunder Bay, Ontario) and her sister Agnes (Timmins, Ontario), her daughter Lillian (Apollo Beach, Florida), and sons Stewart and Harry (Ottawa, Ontario), as well as her ten grandchildren, Guy, Mark, Scott, Riana, Lora, Randy, Steven, Kenneth, Kevin, Karen Dawn. Her five great grandchildren include Alyssa, Brandyn, Logan, Kirklan, and Jamison. Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church, Regina, where she and her husband Melvyn were life members, Monday, Dec. 15th, 11:00 am. The internment will follow the service.
KLEEMOLA - ROBERT E. ""Bob"" late of Regina SK passed away accidentally on Saturday, December 6, 2003 at the age of 51 years. Bob's memory will forever be cherished by his family; loving wife Gail of 28 years; daughter Tricia; sons Kristopher and Steven (Sarah Kyrylchuk); mother Henriette; mother-in-law Margaret; four brothers; four sisters as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Predeceased by his father Emil; father-inlaw Edward Mozdzen; sister-in-law Noreen. Bob had a distinctive and infectious laugh. He was always there to lend a hand and lived life to the fullest. He will be missed by all who knew him. A VISITATION for family and friends will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East on Tuesday, December 9, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. A SERVICE TO CELEBRATE BOB'S LIFE will be held at Regina Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2360 2nd Ave. Regina SK, S4R 1A6 would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (Phone 789-8850)
Moose Jaw, SK
ROBB, THELMA IRENE (TIA) - of Moose Jaw, passed away peacefully at her residence, The Bentley, on Monday, September 29, 2003. Born June 14, 1918 in New Haven, Connecticut, Tia spent most of her early years in Halifax where she met and married Lt. William Robb on May 1, 1943. Following the War, Bill and Tia began farming in the Mossbank district where they farmed until 1974. In 1966, Bill and Tia moved to Moose Jaw soon after establishing W.B. Robb Income Tax Service a business they operated together until retirement. Tia had a great fondness for all the people she encountered throughout her life. She will long be remembered for her loving, generous spirit and her wonderful, quirky sense of humour. Tia lost her husband and best friend in March of 1991. She was also predeceased by her parents, Percy and Amelia Arnold, sisters, Dorothy and Edith and her brother, Jack. Tia is survived by four daughters: Heather (Tom) Sluchinski of Victoria, Barb (Barry) White of Moose Jaw, Bev Robb of Regina and Wilma (Les) Shoemaker of Mossbank; two sons: Bill (Puck) of Saskatoon and Don (Bertha) of Calgary; fifteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two sisters: Isabel Mossman of Calgary and Gladys (Jack) Eastock of Ottawa, as well as many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 1064-3rd Ave. N.W., Moose Jaw on Friday, October 3, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Father Alex Osei will preside. Evening Prayer Services will be held in the W.J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, Moose Jaw on Thursday, October 2, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. Private family memorialization will take place at a later date. Memorials to the Canadian Cancer Society, 223 Fairford St. E., Moose Jaw, S6H 0E1 would be appreciated by the family. In living memory of Tia, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W.J.Jones & Son Funeral Home. Please sign the memorial register book at website: www.wjjonesandson.com (Obituaries). W.J. Jones & Son Moose Jaw. Gerry Mitchell Funeral Director. (693-4644)