November 1, 1921 - August 24, 2013
Jack Failler 91 years of Parkland Lodge Lanigan passed away peacefully on Saturday August 24, 2013 at Lanigan Hospital. Jack was born on November 1, 1921 to Jacob and Magdalina (nee Goodfriend) Failler at Allen SK. He took some education at the Young School and when the family moved to the Guernsey area he continued his education at the Duffville School. Jack enjoyed the sport of curling when younger. Farming was not easy during that era and everyone had to work very hard with not a great return. But Jack was an adventurous person who loved hard work, so he continued the tradition of farming after his father passed away in 1947. Jack met Mary Bilous at a dance at Mile End School and they were married on October 19, 1949 at the Sacred Heart Greek Catholic Church in the Wolverine District. They were blessed with three sons. Jack and Mary continued their farming career for 62 years. Working with cattle brought much joy and fulfillment to Jack - that was his favorite part of the farm. Jack loved the challenge of finding a good deal and went to many auctions and enjoyed spending time bidding and visiting with people. Harvest and haying were his special times on the farm where he could spend time working with the boys. Somehow Jack enjoyed that way more than the boys did. He loved to socialize with his friends at the local coffee shop and catch up on the events around the area. There he could purchase his scratch tickets in hope of winning the “big one”. Sometimes time permitted him to enjoy a good game of pool at the local pool hall. He was not afraid to show that his favourite colour was blue – his farm was known for its blue buildings. Family was very important to him and he really enjoyed when the grandchildren started to arrive and spend time on the farm. Each of them had a nick name and so in return he was affectionately known as Jed to his family. Jack struggled with health issues in the latter part of his life and unfortunately in 2011 he had to move to the Central Parkland Lodge where the adjustment was not easy. He enjoyed visits from his family and the almost daily visits from Mary. Jack will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of almost 64 years MARY Failler of Lanigan; three sons, eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren: Doug (Adele) Failler of Humboldt and family, Shane (Christy) Failler of Martinsville and sons Josh and Jesse, Jeff (Lorna) Failler of Lanigan and daughters Brittany, Brandie and Breanna and Curtis (Kim) Failler of Lanigan and sons Chase, Gavin and Reed; Greg (Connie) Failler of Lanigan and family Dustyn (Jayline) Failler of Lanigan and son Sawyer, Sharrod Failler of Lanigan and Deon Failler (Shea) of Saskatoon; and Kerby Failler of Vernon BC and family Sarah Failler (Colin) of Kelowna, BC and Brody Failler of Vernon, BC; one sister Lena Gasser of Minnesota, USA; sisters and brothers-in-law: Evelyn Borysko of Saskatoon, Bill (Bernice) Bilous of Nipiwan, Gloria (Ron) Barton of Vankleek Hill, ON, Phillip (Clarice) Bilous of Lloyminster, SK, Orest (Sharon) Bilous of Kamloops, BC and Judy (Wally) Wenzel of Lloydminster, AB. Jack was predeceased by his daughter Judith Ann Failler; parents Jacob and Magdalina Failler; brothers-and-sisters: Mike Failler, Katie Failler, Mary (Bob) Bland and Jenny (Bob) McGowan; sister-in-law Irene and brother-in-law Pete. A Prayer Service was held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. both services were held from St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Lanigan with Father Paul Paproski presiding. Interment followed at St. Scholastica R.C. Cemetery. Memorial donations in Jack’s memory may be directed to Canadian Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt 306-682-1622.
April 11, 1949 - August 15, 2013
The death of Mr. Larry Harpauer, 64 years of Humboldt and formerly of the Leroy district, occurred on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Humboldt District Hospital, surrounded by his family. Larry was born on April 11, 1949 in Humboldt to John and Elizabeth (nee Thole) Harpauer. He grew up on the family farm in the Leroy and St. Patrick’s Church area, attending the rural school Manresa and Loyola School in Sinnett. In his youth, Larry was a 4-H club member and enjoyed many sports, such as hockey, baseball, football and curling. Larry loved the farm and a career in farming was the natural choice for him, operating a mixed farming operation for many years. He had an entrepreneurial spirit, planting different crops, starting other small businesses; anything that was new and unique, he wanted to give it a try. He was a social person, enjoying outings to the “Steak Pit” in Leroy and Jansen, where he could both visit with friends and have an excellent meal. Larry had a special relationship with his mother, Elizabeth and he phoned her daily, just to chat and see how she was doing. He was a gentle man by nature and will be missed by his family and many friends. Larry will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Elizabeth Harpauer of Humboldt; his three daughters and three grandchildren: Crystal (Rusty) Buckoski and son, James of Saskatoon; Shannon Harpauer (Carter Matechuk) and children, Makenna and soon-to-be-born grandson of Regina; and Lindsay Harpauer of Regina; three sisters, three nephews and three nieces: Dianne (Bruno) Kussner of Saskatoon and sons, Trevor and Corey; Irene (Lloyd) Driedger of Saskatoon and son, Kelly; Joanne (Garth) Harpauer Dignean of Saskatoon and daughters, Chelsea and Sloane; and niece Lynda Kovlaske (Rosemarie’s daughter). Larry was predeceased by his father, John Harpauer (1995), and two sisters, Rosemarie Sawicki (1964) and Janet Harpauer (1957, in infancy). The Funeral Mass for Larry was held on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Leroy. Memorial donations in Larry’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan or St. Patrick’s Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt (306-682-1622).
October 23, 1921 - August 11, 2013
Edward was born in Poland in 1921 to John and Josephine Yuzdepski. In March of 1921, he came to Canada with his parents. They settled in the Cudworth district where he attended Skala rural school up to grade 9; then the Second World War years began and he left to work in Saskatoon. In October 1942, Edward married Natalie Sorokowski from the Alvena district. In 1943, Edward and Natalie moved to Prince Albert where Edward took a welding course and then went to work in Fort William in an airplane factory installing bomb bays in Hell-Cat bombers. In 1944, back to Prince Albert he went to complete high school and graduated in 1947. He then attended summer school where he obtained his teaching certificate all the while Natalie worked. Then Edward and Natalie moved to the Wadena school unit where he taught in Zazula, Moosehorn, Park Villa, Quill Lake View, Crocus Vale and Hunter’s Hill schools. In 1962, when the unit decided to close the country schools and bus the students to the town schools he retired and started farming in the Clair district where he farmed until 1976. They then moved to Quill Lake where he became very involved with the Senior Citizen Club. He was “acting” foreman for the building of the new seniors building. They also joined the Roman Catholic Church in Quill Lake. He was a member of The Knights of Columbus where he obtained his 4th degree and was a life time member. Edward also had various jobs over the years such as selling stainless steel cookware door to door, selling Smith Roles and cleaning snow for the CN Railway. He also worked for Crop Insurance for many years. All his life he was involved with music; playing in bands for weddings and anniversaries; even traveling as far as Prince George to play for a Ukrainian New Years Eve dance! And when a few friends came over, out would come the instruments. He even made the time for music lessons. In 2009, Edward and Natalie sold their house in Quill Lake and moved to Humboldt where he resided until his passing. Edward will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends. Edward is survived by his wife of 70 years, Nettie Yuzdepski of Humboldt; daughter, Lynne (Murray) Pinfold, granddaughter, Chaelsey (Devon) Loehr, great-granddaughter Tessa, all of Saskatoon; brother, Freddy (Evelyn) Yuzdepski of Kelowna, BC; and sister-in-law, Grace Yuzdepski of Saskatoon. Edward was predeceased by his parents, John and Josephine Yuzdepski; sister, Mary (John) Deryn; brother, Stan Yuzdepski and one brother in infancy. A Prayer Service for Edward was held on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., from St. Augustine R.C. Church, Humboldt. A Funeral Mass was offered on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., from St. Augustine R.C. Church, Humboldt, celebrated by Fr. Ephraim Mensah. Interment followed at Quill Lake Cemetery. Memorial Donations in Edward’s memory may be directed to either the Quill Lake Cemetery Fund or the St. Augustine Parish Centre. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt 306-682-1622.
June 15, 1946 - August 5, 2013
After a 15 month courageous battle with cancer the family is very saddened to announce that Mr. Lloyd Dwayne Howden, 67 years, of Saskatoon, formerly of Humboldt and Lanigan passed away at Royal University Hospital on Monday, August 5, 2013. Lloyd was born on June 15, 1946 to David and Mary Ann (nee Williamson) Howden at Swift Current. Lloyd obtained all of his elementary education in the Catholic School System and graduated grade 12 from Swift Current Collegiate. Immediately following graduation Lloyd began employment at Revelstoke and worked there until the age of 22. On November 4, 1968 Lloyd spread his wings and ventured off to Lanigan, SK where he began employment at PCS Lanigan. He married Rose Marie Bartley in April of 1969 in Swift Current. Together they were blessed with two children and continued to live in Lanigan. Christina and her mom were very active with 4H and the local horse club that Lloyd would support in any way needed. When not helping them he was busy with Jason and his sports. Lloyd was always active in his children’s lives. As a family they enjoyed many fishing and camping trips. Every summer they would be gone usually to Waskesiu Lake. Grandma Bartley was always a part of these adventures. As a family they were very closely bonded with Francis and Sharon Washkowsky and their daughters whom he treated as his own. The two families spent many memorable trips together, one in particular when the eight of them loaded up in a van in the cold winter and headed out to Disneyland. Francis and Lloyd were best of friends. Unfortunately after a two year courageous battle with cancer, Rose passed away in 1989. Grandma Bartley stepped in and helped Lloyd. In 1992 Lloyd met his confidante and companion Janice. They were married in 1994 and he accepted Janice’s children as his own. Lloyd and Janice worked with the Lanigan Ambulance as First Responders. Lloyd was also active on the Ambulance Board. In 2000, Lloyd retired from PCS after a 33 year career where he was a supervisor for 26 years. He was very proud of many accomplishments especially being part of the team that won the Saskatchewan Provincial Award in Mine Rescue competition. Retirement took Lloyd and Janice to Barrier Lake where they resided for 5 years. Somehow retirement never really happened as they became involved with both the Archerwill and Barrier Lake First Responders. In his “spare” time Lloyd loved to fish and spend time in his wood-working shop. Every family member has been privileged to have a piece of his creations from mirrors to spice racks. In June of 2000 Lloyd became involved with the Saskatchewan SPCA first as an Animal Protection Officer and then as Manager of Investigative Services. Lloyd also served as the Saskatchewan representative for the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies where he had the opportunity to travel nationally as an advocate as part of the Farm Animal Welfare Committee. Lloyd and Janice later moved to Humboldt. It was there that he began employment as an RCMP Commissionaire. Lloyd was very proud of his unique yard that he and Janice designed at their home on 21st Street, which was part of the Humboldt Garden Tour. Lloyd and Janice shared many wonderful trips. It was amazing to see the Prairie boy expand his love of the sun and water through these vacations. Their last trip was in July where he was able to see his grandson Clayton graduate and then visited his sister in BC. Lloyd was able to pack a lot of living in his short 67 years of life and loved every minute of his life. Lloyd will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 19 years, Janice Howden of Saskatoon, their Tibetan Terrier, Rahj; and his blended family of five children and five grandchildren: Christina (Lorne) Schlosser of Lloyminster, SK and sons Clayton and Dawson; Jason Howden of Wynyard and daughters Maegen and Allison; Eryn Keen (Maria Thornton) of Red Deer, AB; Jon Keen (Stacy Gyger) of Kamloops, BC; and Nancy McCubbing (Brad Steele) and daughter Tianna of Spruce Grove, AB; his mother Mary Ann Howden of Swift Current; three sisters and two brothers: Rita (Ron) Toth of Airdrie, AB, Gloria (Don) Dreher of Kamloops, BC, Ron (Lynne) Howden of Swift Current, Doug (Karen) Howden and Bonnie (Paul) Staats all of Regina. Lloyd was predeceased by his wife Rose Howden (1989); father David Howden; and mother-in-law Jeanne Bartley. A Funeral Mass was held on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Augustine R.C. Church in Humboldt, celebrated by Fr. Greg Roth. Interment followed at Lanigan Public Cemetery. Memorial Donations in Lloyd’s memory may be directed to Saskatchewan SPCA. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt 306-682-1622.
April 12, 1969 - July 26, 2013
After a courageous battle with cancer the family is saddened to announce that Mr. Sheldon Sperling 44 years of Humboldt passed away at St. Paul’s Hospital on Friday, July 26, 2013. Sheldon was born on April 12, 1969 to George and Lorraine (nee Schwebius) Sperling in Saskatoon, SK. Sheldon took his education at Young, SK and was very active in all sports. While on the family farm, he grew very attached to the animals and had a great love for dogs. Upon graduating from high school, he went on to the U of S and obtained a Phys Ed Degree and went on to complete his after degree in Elementary Education. While at university, Sheldon played on the Huskie Volleyball team that won the Nationals in the first year. Shortly following his university graduation he began employment at the Colonsay Mosaic Potash Mine. While working at the mine, he also did some substitute teaching when scheduling permitted. He did both a while and then focused on working at the mine where he completed one year in his apprenticeship as an electrician. Sheldon met Susan Puetz at a mutual friends wedding. They began dating and after 5 ½ years of dating, they were married at Assumption Church in Marysburg on November 16, 1996. They enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon to Quebec and Ontario. He was very excited to begin their family and soon they were blessed with three children. He was very active in his children’s lives, helping them with their homework and coaching many of their sporting teams. He turned all of his children into sports fanatics. As a family, they made many wonderful memories camping around the province with family and friends. Sheldon was an excellent cook which Susan and their children always enjoyed. He was always willing to create their favourite dishes such as: homemade noodles, omelettes and his specialty “steak”. He was a very social person who loved to visit and make people laugh by telling jokes. His love for dogs continued in his adult life with his latest companion being Skittles. Family meant everything to Sheldon, his in-laws became like siblings and everyone was very special to him. Unfortunately, in the spring of 2011 Sheldon was diagnosed with cancer. He fought the battle with a strong, positive outlook right to the end. Sheldon will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 16 years, Susan Sperling and their three children: Jessi, Jaymond and Abbie all of Humboldt; parents George and Lorraine Sperling of Young; two brothers and their families: Maurice (Shirley) Sperling of Saskatoon and family Christina Pambrun (Chad LaPointe) and children Taison and Bryken, Elaina (Scott) Thorsteinson and children Karis and Nixen; Terry (Brenda) Sperling of Young and family Tanner and Jaycee; parents-in-law: Lyle and Irene Puetz; four brothers and sisters-in-law and their families: Russell (Joye) Puetz of Moose Jaw and family Dustin (Suzanne) Maslasz and Kayla (Caleb) Buckingham; Eric (Paulette) Puetz and family Cassidy and Shaelyn; Greg (Brenda) Puetz and family Jordan and Janelle; Steven (Darcy) Puetz and family Zade and Quinn all of Humboldt. Sheldon was predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents and by a brother in infancy Joseph Conrad Sperling. A Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. presided by Jenny Irwin and a Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. celebrated by Fr. Ephraim Mensah. Both services will be held at St. Augustine R.C. Church Humboldt. Interment will follow at St. Augustine R.C. Cemetery Humboldt. Memorial donations may be directed to the Sperling Family Trust Fund (donations may be made at any Conexus Credit Union in Saskatchewan). Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt 306-682-1622.