TAYLOR, GRACE VIOLA,
TAYLOR, GRACE VIOLA - Grace passed on peacefully in the early hours of Sunday, November 17, 2002. Grace was born March 20, 1912 at Craik, Saskatchewan, the eldest of seven children in the family of Oliver and Bessie ("Ethel") Willfong (nee, McGregor). Grace experienced and enjoyed all aspects of traditional prairie farm life - the chores on the home front, the long walks to a one-room school-house in all kinds of weather, caring for livestock and communion with the land. She was especially proud that she and her siblings exercised their imaginations to make playthings from everyday objects, such as dolls from cobs and stalks of corn. "Using the materials at hand" became a constant of her approach to living. The family later lived at Baildon, SK, then moved to Moose Jaw to partake of city life. Grace became a nanny and housekeeper for the Cronk family. While working as a waitress at Moose Jaw's well-known "Exchange Cafe", Grace met her husband-to-be, Robert Taylor, a recent arrival from Gainsborough, England. With the outbreak of World War II, Robert went into battle, leaving behind his beloved wife and small son, Robert Jr. During the war years, Grace became a popular and highly-regarded "tea-cup reader" at the Harwood Hotel. Robert returned from his tour of duty and the couple had a second son, Fred. Robert was shortly thereafter stricken with cancer and died in 1950. Grace became a devoted prototype of the single parent, centering all her interests and efforts on the nurturing and well-being of her two boys. She began working at Weston Bakeries in 1952, eventually attaining the position of forewoman in the decorating department. Grace transferred to Regina in 1965 when the company moved its operations from Moose Jaw. She remained with Weston's for a ten-year period in her adopted "hometown", retiring in 1975. During all those years at the bakeries in the two cities, Grace walked to work year-round, an echo of earlier times, when she made the trek of many miles to the one-room school house. In addition to doting on her sons and being completely enamored of her three grandchildren, Grace loved cooking, baking, gardening, sewing and reading. She tried her hand at landscape painting and was surprised and pleased at the favorable comments her efforts received. Although Grace did not make the trip to England to visit her husband Robert's family, a highlight occurred in the 1980's when she was able to meet a number of family members at a wedding in Ontario. Grace also relished memories of other holiday destinations, especially California, Minnesota, Manitoba, and her many vacations in British Columbia. Grace had an abiding faith in God, as espressed in the healing power of love. Predeceased by her husband, Robert; parents, Oliver and Bessie Willfong; two sisters, Helen Statham and Myrtle Miller; brothers-in-law, Ray Beaudette and Ernie Statham; Grace is survived by her sons, Bob and Fred, both of Regina; grandchildren, Eric and Lillian of Moose Jaw and Perry of Calgary; a sister, Bernice Beaudette on Duncan, B.C.; brothers, Murray Willfong (Mary); Harold Willfong (Joyce); and Glen Willfong (Delores), all of Moose Jaw; and numerous nieces, nephews and associated relatives, as well as special friends, Robin Berthelet and Sheila Hala. Also to be remembered are surviving in-laws in England. Appreciation is due to Grace's Regina neighbours, Mike and Kathy Stark, for their many considerations. Grace had high regard and special fondness for the staff of Parkside Extendicare in Regina, SK., particularly the "Special Needs" Unit. She expressed great appreciation for the kindness, affection and gentle care shown to her there. At Grace's request, a private family commemorative service will be held. Cremation. Arrangements in care of PARAGON FUNERAL SERVICES 359-7776
TRESSEL - Catherine of St. Paul Lutheran Home, Melville and formerly of Neudorf, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2002 at the age of 99 years. Catherine was predeceased by her husband, Peter; three grandchildren, Dianne Bender, Bob Bender and Cindy Tressel; four sisters, Lizzie, Emma, Annie and Mary and two brothers, Reinhold and Walter. She leaves to cherish her memory: five children, Lorraine (Robert) Bender of Neudorf; Joyce (Ed) Witt of Clinton, BC; Vivian Stalzer of Kamloops, BC; Peter (Viona) Tressel of Leross and Jack (Lois) Tressel of North Surrey, BC; twelve grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren; a sister, Wilhelmina Tyler of Prince Albert and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from Christ Lutheran Church, Neudorf. Interment will follow in the Neudorf Village Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Christ Lutheran Church or St. Paul Lutheran Home. Arrangements are entrusted to Matthews Funeral Home, Melville.
WAGNER - ERVIN of Southey District passed away suddenly Friday, November 15, 2002 at the age of 69 years. Predeceased by his father, Valentine. He leaves to cherish his memory Rose his loving wife of 47 years, one son Lyle (Lisa), one daughter Sherry (Sterling) Hall, three grandsons: Zachary, Lucas and Conrad, his motherRegina, four sisters: Eileen (George) Hubick, Francis Hubick, Bernice (Roland) Triffo and Alice (Jim) Baseden, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 1 PM from Southey Lutheran Church. Rev. Lowell Dennis officiating. Interment Regina Memorial Gardens. Hansen's Funeral Home, Strasbourg in care of arrangements. Flowers gratefully declined, friends so wishing may make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
DESJARLAIS, Leonard James,
DESJARLAIS - On Saturday, April 13, 2002, Mr. Leonard James Desjarlais passed away in the Regina General Hospital at the age of 57 years. Predeceased by his mother Delma, father Albert, sister Leona and infant son Paul. Leonard is survived by his wife and best friend, Irene; three sons, Terry (Kim), Tyler and Trevor; step-daughter, Denise (Darren) Nickel-Kainz; sister, Velda Heidle and brothers Leo and Danny, as well as grandchildren, Meagan, Jordan, Brianna, Shayla, and Sydney His family, will be holding a Memorial Service, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Holy Family Parish, 1021 McCarthy Boulevard North, Regina, Saskatchewan. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so wish, contributions to the Regina General Hospital Cardiac Care Unit would be gratefully accepted. Special thanks to the staff at the Regina General Hospital for the special care provided. Arrangements entrusted to PARAGON FUNERAL SERVICES (359-7776)
DESJARLAIS - In loving Memory of Rose Desjarlais born December 18, 1916, passed away in Shalom Nursing Home, Cupar SK, on Friday, April 12, 2002. She is survived by her husband Philip of 66 years, her sons James (Rose), Reg (Sharon), David, and Alvin and one daughter Irene (Bill) also by thirty-two grandchildren, seventy-nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren, also a younger brother Ambrose (Ann) and sister Therese and numerous other relatives. Predeceased by her parents J.B. and Nympha Kaisowatum also sons Lloyd, Walter, and William and daughter Donna as well as three sons and a daughter in infancy. Rose has had many life accomplishments, including work at Piapot Day School from 1959 - 1969. Rose was one of the first female chiefs in Canada from 1969 - 1973 when she became the administrator until 1984 when she retired. Rose still maintained a strong involvement in the community as chairman of the school for eleven years, a trustee of TLE and specific land claims, and on the wellness committee. She has had numerous hobbies and interests. Rose resided at Shalom Nursing Home in Cupar, SK from March 29, 2000 until her passing. Wake to be held on Monday, April 15 at 5:00 P.M. at Piapot Band Hall, Piapot First Nation. Funeral will be held Tuesday, April 16 at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be held at the Desjarlais family cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to PARAGON FUNERAL SERVICES (359-7776)
ENICK - James Enick was born in Regina on June 26, 1917 and passed away April 14, 2002 in the Pasqua Hospital, Regina. Predeceased by his parents, William and Julia, three sisters; Mary, Dolly and Lucy, and four brothers; Billy, Jack, Harry and Milt. Audrey, his wife of 52 years, passed away on April 27, 1992. Jim is survived by his daughter Laurie Dewhurst, son-in-law Lynn and grandchildren, Jim, Leah and Tracy. He is also survived by nephews Gerald and Bayne and nieces Mildred and Donna. Jim was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by his friends and family. At age 15, Jim worked for Neil Motors as a mechanic and foreman. In 1942 he joined the R.C.A.F. as an aero-engine mechanic. From 1953 - 1962, Jim and his brother Milt owned and operated "Enick Sales and Service" car dealership. In later years Jim worked for many other dealerships, before retiring in 1979. For the past 5 years, he has worked with his daughter Laurie in the book selling business. Funeral service will be held in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Jeeva Sam officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in memoriam, to Regina Palliative Care Unit, 4101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK, S4T 1A5. Email condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
ERIKSEN, Arnold Herman,
Fort Qu'Appelle, SK
ERIKSEN - Arnold Herman, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., born August 7, 1921, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2002 at the age of 80 years. The funeral service will be held in the Tubman Funeral Home, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. Officiant: Rev. Elizabeth Bryce. Cremation with interment in Lakeview Cemetery. Arnold was born in the Aneroid District and later moved to Regina before moving to Fort Qu'Appelle. In 1984 Arnold retired from the Parks and Renewable Resources after 22 years of service. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary in 1972, his parents, Michael and Fannie and one sister, Margit, and one brother, Sven. Arnold is survived by his longtime companion, Mary Kenyon, his two sons, Dave (Jeanne), Emerald Park, Sask., and Bruce (Kitty), Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A., and his three granddaughters, Terri, Jesse and Kelly. Flowers most gratefully declined. If friends so desire contributions to Echo Lodge, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., S0G 1S0 or to a charity of choice may be tokens of remembrance.
FERRIS, Marjorie Joan,
FERRIS - Marjorie Joan Ferris, born September 27, 1940, passed away suddenly on April 13, 2002 at the age of 61 years. Late of Regina, Saskatchewan. Funeral Service, Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. Radville United Church in Radville, Saskatchewan, Shelby Kinrade LLP. Interment at Laurier Cemetery in Radville, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by her father M.S. Ferris in 1977. Joan is survived by her mother, Violet Ferris of Radville; sisters: Marilyn Beitel of Calgary and Ria (Joe) Felber of Regina; brothers: Dennis (Gloria) Ferris and Dan Ferris, both of Radville; nieces and nephews: Debbie (Darrell) Bohn and Brandon of Radville; Brian (Bonnie) Felber, Bradley and Kyle of Regina, Janet (Greg) Kowchuck, Jonathan and Michael of Calgary, Kari Ferris of Los Angeles, Andrew Arksey of Calgary and Rob Ferris of Calgary; aunts: Marjorie Lavender of Regina, Fahima Mossa of Leduc and Betty Ferris of Regina; one uncle, Alex (Vi) Ferris of Regina; special cousins, Dr. Stewart and Cheryl-Anne McMillan of Regina; Joan will also be missed by numerous other cousins and many close friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joan's memory to the Radville EMS, Box 773, Radville, SK, S0C 2G0. In 1959 Joan started her career at the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool as a Comptometer Operator. Joan then became the supervisor of Data Control and Security in 1988 and held that position until her retirement. Joan enjoyed gardening, football, crafts, traveling, but most of all the times she spent with family and friends. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd. Weyburn, SK (842-5432).
SCHRAMM, Emma Marie,
SCHRAMM - Christina and Richard, loving parents of Emma Marie were blessed to have her for only a short time on February 7, 2002. She will remain in our hearts forever. Our Little Angel will be missed by Great Grandma and Great Grandpa Anderson, Grandma Marie, Granny Bev, Grandpa Ken, Nana; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Emma is now in the care of Grandpa John and God. Cremation. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Neo Natal Unit, of the General Hospital, in memory of Emma Marie would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services. E-mail condolences to the family at email@example.com
Indian Head, SK
SIMPSON - On Saturday, February 9, 2002 Mollie Simpson, Indian Head, Sask., age 80 years. The funeral service will be held in St. John's Anglican Church, Indian Head, Sask., on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Tom Needham officiating with internment of cremated remains in Indian Head Cemetery. Mollie was predeceased by two sons; Doug and Tom Simpson, her parents Austin and Beatrice Fellowes and one sister Braida Fellowes one brother Richard Fellowes. Mollie is survived by her loving husband Bob and one son Larry (Joanne) Simpson, Pense, Sask., grandchildren: Rob, Doug and Renae, greatgrandson Nolan; one daughter Janet (Wayne) Grant, Chetwynd, B.C. grandchildren Elizabeth and Danny; one daughter in law Pat (Mel) Harkness, Coronach, Sask., grandchildren Cory, Ryan and Ashley, one brother, Peter (Peggy) Fellowes, Toronto, Ont., two sisters; Betty Fellowes, Bradford Abbas, England, Joan Pettit, Toronto, one sister in law Doreen Fellowes, Toronto also her nieces and nephews. If friends so desire contributions to St. John's Anglican Church, Indian Head or to the Indian Head and District Hospital Foundation Box 643, Indian Head, Sask., S0G 2K0 or to the Arthritis Society 110-2550-12th Avenue, Regina, Sask., S4P 3X1 may be tokens of remembrance.