Robert Frederick (Fred) West
On Friday, May 14, 1999, Robert Frederick (Fred) West of Weyburn passed away suddenly at the Weyburn General Hospital. He was 88 years of age. Fred was much loved and will be missed dearly by his nieces and nephews: May Mazur; Herb and Irene Conn; Rose Marie and Len Gustensen; Betty Asten; Don and Donna West; Garth and Audrey West; Glenn and Emma Tindall, Ethel Kelly; Gordon and Kay Tindall; Phillip and Mabel Tindall; Vera and Elmer Ross; Dorland and Dorothy Tindall; Betty and Bill Garling; Maxine Cozart; Ernie and Diane Cozart; Abbie and Jean Cozart; Arnold and Fern Cozart; Wayne and Elaine Cozart; Lyle and Joyce Cozart; Ed and Marcil Cozart; Marilyn and John Coote; Sharon and David Manning; Haven West and Irma Jean and Dennis Kittelson. He is also survived by many great nieces and great nephews. Fred was predeceased by his parents, John West (born in Germany) and Jeannie Jack (born in Scotland), as well as four brothers: Henry, Ed, Jim and Gordon; and four sisters: Ella Conn, Mamie Tindall, Alice Tindall and Maggie Cozart. His wife Gladys (Greig) passed away in 1975 and his best friend, Ethel Fletcher, passed away in 1997. Fred was born February 24, 1911 at Weyburn. He attended South Weyburn School and earned a reputation as an exceptional math student and a great speller. He played hockey and baseball as a young man and continued to avidly enjoy both games as a spectator until his passing. After finishing school in 1924, he held many jobs in the Weyburn area and throughout Saskatchewan. He often talked about working on the Wascana Creek dredging project, and the attempt he made to homestead further north. The winter days of hauling grain to Weyburn for Mr. Castle with a team and sleigh were also memorable. In 1937, Fred left the dry prairies to try his luck in Sudbury, ON. Since Fred had experience with heavy machinery, he quickly worked his way up after landing a job in the mine. Fred's brother, Jim, and his young family, joined Fred in Sudbury in 1940. After working in the mine for a number of years, Fred and Jim started their own excavation contracting business. West Bros. was a successful enterprise until Jim's untimely death in 1955. Fred continued the business alone until 1969, when he retired to Weyburn because of Gladys' ill health. Even though they had lived in Ontario for thirty years, the frequent visits back to Weyburn for family events and special holidays enabled them to maintain close family ties and important friendships. Christmas was never quite Christmas if Gladys and Fred weren't with Mabel, Irma, Jean and Mrs. Greig - and most years they were. The best years were the ones when they stayed for a month instead of a week. Seasonal work certainly had its benefits. Since Fred and Gladys had maintained close friendships with many of their former classmates and their siblings, retirement in Weyburn was an easier adjustment. He always kept busy, at first buying and renovating houses for resale, later on tending and harvesting a huge garden on the West farm. He enjoyed the camaraderie with his hunting buddies while hunting birds each fall, and often talked about the trip to Manitoba for Canada Geese one year. He even tried his hand at golf. Fred was a man of many talents who was never too busy to help out. He was a perfectionist who felt every job should be done well. He welded, renovated, refinished furniture, and did some upholstery. His home is full of his special touches. Fred loved to garden, often starting many of his own bedding plants in January in his sunny dining room. The time spent with Ethel Fletcher was Fred's true retirement. They had many similar interests: cribbage, traveling, music, friends, eating out and of course, the Blue Jays games on TV. The big extended family birthday suppers in the 80's were memorable events, often they ended with cards late into the night. In more recent years, as Fred's health began to decline, he found it very difficult to limit his activity. He continued to look after his house and yard and rarely asked for help with even the strenuous tasks. He greatly feared that the day might come when he would be forced to move from his beautiful home or when he could no longer drive his much loved Roadmaster. Other than a couple of brief hospital stays, Fred was granted that wish. He died in hospital with his nephew Phillip and Rev. John Ferrier by his side. Funeral service was held Wednesday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were: George Crane, Elmer Surring, Monty Adolph, Jim Giroux, Gordon Giroux, Jack Dow, Charlie Meek and Merle Leavens. The active pallbearers were: Larry Fletcher, Doug Conn, Ron Fellner, Travis Mealing, Brad Tindall and Tom Minard. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Knox Presbyterian Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, in his memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Myron Fletcher, Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
When I must leave you for a little while,
Please do not grieve and shed wild tears,
And hug your sorrow to you through the years.
But start out bravely with a gallant smile;
And for my sake and in my name
Live on and do all things the same.
Feed not your loneliness on empty days,
But fill each waking hour in useful ways.
Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer,
And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near;
And never, never be afraid to die,
For I am waiting for you in the sky.
-Helen Steiner Rice
Julianna (Julie) Fogel
On Sunday, May 16, 1999, Julianna (Julie) Fogel, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her mother and father, Jacob and Emilia Leier; her husband, Gus Fogel in 1971; five sisters and one brother. Julie is survived by one son, Dr. Harold (Sonia) Fogel of Weyburn; one daughter, Sandra McCartney of Edmonton, AB; grandchildren: Jill Fogel of Regina; Scott McCartney of Edmonton; step granddaughter, Tasha Golly of Toronto; former daughter-in-law, Margaret Fogel of Regina; favorite niece and helpmate, Dorothy Kuyat of Weyburn; as well as many nieces and nephews. Julie was born March 19, 1910 in Russia. She married Gus Fogel and stayed home to raise their son, Harold and daughter, Sandra. Gus passed away in 1971. Julie enjoyed her winters in Weslaco, Texas. While there, she kept busy playing shuffleboard and cards. She also enjoyed entertaining friends and family. Funeral service was held Thursday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Weyburn General Hosptial, in her memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Jean Ellen Graham
On Sunday, May 16, 1999, Jean Ellen Graham, late of Stoughton, passed away at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Ellen Hall; and by her husband, William Graham on August 30, 1995. She leaves to mourn her two sons: Brian (Elaine) Graham of Saskatoon, and their children: Michael, Matthew and Katelyn; and Bryce (Alvina) Graham of Saskatoon, and their daughter, Allison; one brother, Howard (Margaret) Hall of Stoughton; and several nieces and nephews. Jean Ellen Graham (nee Hall) was born October 2, 1927 at Huntoon, SK and attended school in the Mona district. She and her older brother, Howard, were raised in the Huntoon district. She married William John Graham on December 14, 1951. She and Bill had two sons: Brian and Bryce. They farmed in the Huntoon district until 1956 when they moved to Froude and lived there until 1978 when they moved to Stoughton, where she resided until her passing. Jean really enjoyed visiting with family and friends. She was a wonderful hostess and enjoyed hosting Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter meals for her family and friends. She passed away on May 16, 1999 at Regina General Hospital. A memorial service was held Thursday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to New Hope Pioneer Lodge, Stoughton, in her memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
Amanda Dawn Braumberger
It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing, due to a sudden illness, of Amanda Dawn Braumberger on Saturday, May 22 at the tender age of 12 years. Predeceased by her grandmothers, Phyllis Braumberger and Gloria Graff; uncle and aunt Edward and Bev Braumberger. Amanda leaves to cherish her memory: her mother Jacquie (Merlin) Becker (nee Johner) of Maxim; her father Don (Sharon) Braumberger of Regina Beach; brother Aurie Becker; step-brother and sisters: Tara, Kurt, Andrea and Alisha; grandparents: Bill and Louise Johner, Bert and Marge Becker, John and Rachel Braumberger and Howard Graff; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Amanda attended Lumsden Elementary School and enjoyed being involved in Pathfinders. The families who shared her life will always remember Amanda's curiosity of life, her determination and her little smile. Celebration of Amanda's life will be held at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 315 Douglas Avenue East, Regina, on Wednesday, May 26 (today) at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Norm Marcotte, Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations in Amanda's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home.
Dorothy Frances Durr
Dorothy Frances Durr, late of Bromhead passed away at Estevan Regional Nursing Home, Sunday, May 16, 1999 at the age of 87 years. Dorothy is survived by her husband Wilbur. Two sons, Merton (Lillian), Bromhead; Alan (Janie), Kamloops. One daughter Dolly (Cordell) Sandquist, Cobble Hill, BC. Two brothers, Alan Stewart, Vernon, BC; Lloyd (Eleanor) Stewart, Toronto. Sister Netta (Louis) Gail, Ottawa. Eleven grandchildren, Janelle, Douglas, David, Duncan, Dwayne, Jay, Alison, John, Heather, Jason and Derek. Six great grandchildren, Kaitlin, Kyle, Matthew, Justin, Samantha, Daine and Thomas. Predeceased by her parents, John and Clarissa Stewart. Dorothy was born and raised at Fairy Hill in the Qu'Appelle Valley. She attended school in the valley and in Regina. It was in Regina that she received both her teaching and music degrees. In 1935 Dorothy married Wilbur after coming from Regina to teach at the Schneller School. Wilbur and Dorothy farmed with Wilbur's bachelor uncle, Elgie Franklin Durr. Dorothy taught piano lessons as well as teaching, having a A.T.C.M. Degree in piano. She was a church organist from an early age, playing for many dances, weddings and funerals. At one time the organists in the Lutheran churches in Midale, Lac Qui Parle, Torquay and Bromhead had all been pupils of hers. She was a charter member of the Greenville Homemakers Club, serving a term on the executive of the Soo Line District Homemakers. She was Women's Director for District 1 for the Farm Union, Treasurer of the United Church at Oungre and served on the Lyndale School Board as trustee for the Radville School District. A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 21, from the Bromhead Lutheran Church where she was actively involved in the church as well as the ELW. Pastor P. Roellchen-Pfohl and Cicely McDougal officiated. A private family inurnment followed in the Bromhead Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be given to Heart & Stroke or charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of the Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan.
John Henry Fahlman
On Saturday, May 15, 1999, John Henry Fahlman of Fillmore died accidentally at the age of 60 years. Predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Fahlman; five brothers-in-law: Otto Liebrecht, Lorne Ries, Bert Ries, Ken Ries and Lorne McLachlan. John is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Shirley Fahlman of Fillmore; his two sons: Greg (Laurel) Fahlman of Regina and Warren (Louise) Fahlman of Crossfield, AB; two granddaughters: Desire and Vanessa; four brothers: Frank (Pearl) Fahlman of Fillmore; Richard (Diane) Fahlman of Langley, BC; Al (Carol) Fahlman of Weyburn; and Ed (Dianne) Fahlman of Weyburn; one sister, Evelyn (Winston) Hall of Fillmore; five brothers-in-law: Elmer (Adeline) Ries of Whitehorse, YT; George (Colleen) Warthe of Fillmore; Don (Debbie) Ries of Fox Creek, AB; Del (Renate) Ries of Vernon, BC; and Bob (Louise) Ries of Strathmore, AB; five sisters-in-law: Doreen Liebrecht of Weyburn; Germaine McLachlan of Weyburn; Sandra Ries of Yorkton; Simonne Ries of Camrose, AB; and Louise Ries of Edmonton; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. John was born on September 15, 1938 at Mutrie, SK, the oldest son of John and Mary Fahlman. He grew up on the farm and attended Mills, a country school and later transferred to Fillmore Central School. He married Shirley on October 7, 1967. They farmed on the home place six miles north of Fillmore. John was a people person, he enjoyed everyone's company, young or old. He was involved in various community organizations including the Fillmore Recreational Board, Sask. Wheat Pool local board, coach for minor sports, at which time both sons were involved in sports. John loved sports, hunting, fishing, playing horseshoes and hockey. As a goalie at 16, he played Sr. hockey with the Fillmore Foxes. During the years that Fillmore could not support a team, John played with Montmartre and Glenavon. He participated in several George Reed hockey tournaments and continued with the Fillmore Silver Foxes until he retired. He greatly enjoyed ball, playing for many years, the last several years of which he took part in the Twilighter Tournaments all over Saskatchewan. John enjoyed country living, he had a truly mixed farm, growing grain, cattle and hogs. He raised chickens, turkeys, ducks, pheasants and any wild birds he could keep around, even raising fish in the dugout. He enjoyed gardening and music. His family and friends were the centre of his life. He will always be remembered fondly, deeply missed and very much loved by them. Prayers were said Wednesday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Fillmore. The funeral mass was held Thursday, May 20 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Fillmore, with Father John Mock Celebrant. Interment followed in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Joe Keen, Henry Stoppler, Daniel Falk, Brian Knoll, Jerry Knoll, Edwin Schiller, Pete Fahlman and Albin Kapell. In lieu of flowers, for friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Fillmore Health Centre Memorial Fund or the Fillmore Ambulance, in his memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Clarice Helen Mooney
Clarice Helen (Hurlburt) Mooney was born at Ramona, South Dakota, on August 15, 1910. She passed on to her reward on September 20, 1999, in the Radville Marian Health Center at the age of 89 years. Clarice came to Canada April 7, 1913, settling in the Soda Lake district south of Radville, where her parents, Frank and Lottie Hurlburt, homesteaded. She was predeceased by her husband, John Mooney, in October 1957, her parents, Frank and Lottie Hurlburt, three brothers, Alvin, Roy and Harold, one grandson, Jeremy Mooney, one great grandson, Nathan McMillan, and one brother-in-law, Donald Johnson. Clarice is survived by her children: Marilynn (Wilf) Rogers, Manson, MB; Janice (Daryl) Tucker, Estevan; Faye (Earl) Bennett, Kalispel, MT; Gayle (Steve) Pawlak, Vermilion, AB; Sheila (Roland) McKinney, Weyburn; Jack (Judy) Mooney, Calgary; one special foster son, Michael Parks, Winnipeg; one sister, Ione (Art) Thue, Radville; four sisters-in-law, Evelyn Mooney and Agnes Johnson, both of Saskatoon; Lillian Hurlburt and Velva Hurlburt, both of Radville; a life-long friend, Lillian Torkelson, Weyburn; 25 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and friends. Clarice took grades 1-3 at Soda Lake School, then finished her schooling at Radville. Upon completing high school, she attended Normal School in Regina, 1929-30. Her first teaching position was at Brooking, where she taught for three years. She then taught at Gibson Creek, following by Blooming. Clarice Hurlburt met and married John Mooney on June 30, 1937. They lived at Brooking for the next six years, followed by moving to Spring Valley in June 1943, where John became section foreman on the CNR. They moved to Goodwater in January 1945, where they lived for 8-1/2 years. In October 1953 they moved to Radville. Following an Asiatic flu epidemic, her husband John died of viral pneumonia October 24, 1957. With five yet dependent children, things looked grim. Thanks to the wonderful kindness and encouragement of Ches Teal, superintendent of the Radville School District, she went back teaching at Gladmar, grades 1-4 at Easter 1958. Having been away from the teaching profession for 20 years, she took a six week 'refresher course' in Regina in the summer of 1958. The following year she taught at Brooking, grades 1-8, after which the school closed. She taught thereafter in Radville, teaching grade one, where she taught until she retired in 1974. She was recalled from retirement and resumed teaching grade one in Radville January to June of 1976. She loved teaching and had many fond stories to tell. Clarice was a very dedicated, hard-working lady. She raised six children, cared for five foster children, raised huge gardens, including canning, and still made time to do her hobbies of curling, shellwork pictures, made plaster of paris plaques, knitted, crocheted, did beautiful embroidery work and sewed nearly all of her children's clothing, including costumes. In her retirement years, she took painting lessons and painted beautiful scenes. She especially loved quilting and made prize-winning quilts for her children and grandchildren. Also in retirement, she and her friend of 70 plus years, Lillian Torkelson, travelled the globe. Clarice dedicated her life to God as a teenager. She taught her children to love and obey the Lord. By the work of her own hands, she sent each of her six children to Radville/Western Christian College for four years each. Clarice was a member of the Queen Sheba Rebekah Lodge #32, the Retired Teacher's Superannuation Assoc., she enjoyed playing shuffleboard and quilting at the Senior Citizen's Club in Radville. She was the secretary-treasurer of the Radville Church of Christ for many years. Clarice moved to an apartment in Weyburn in August 1995 so she would be closer to some of her children. Due to her failing health, she moved into the Radville Marian Health Center in August 1998 where she resided until her passing. Funeral service was held Saturday, September 25 at 2:00 p.m. from the Church of Christ, Weyburn with Russell Ferris officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were: Andrew Tucker, David Kelly, Greg Kelly, Darrin Pawlak, Darcy Pawlak, Cameron Pawlak, Michael McKinney, Jeffrey McKinney, Justin Mooney and Joshua Mooney. The active pallbearers were: Eldon Rogers, Matthew Tucker, Jeff Kelly, Bradley Pawlak, John McKinney and James Mooney. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in her memory to the Weyburn Church of Christ Benevolent Fund or to the Radville Marian Health Center Auxiliary-Palliative Care. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Alice Mae Sharpe
Alice Mae Sharpe of Weyburn passed away September 16, 1999 at the age of 89 years. Alice was born in Weyburn November 29, 1909. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Louise Sutherland, her husband M.B. "Curly" Sharpe, two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Gert and Dave Williams and "Tiny" and Orville Griffin, and one brother and sister-in-law, "Torch" and Isabelle Sutherland. She is survived by her daughter, Sally (Norm) Tooke of Weyburn; one son, Mike (Donna Mae) Sharpe of Orleans, ON; six grandchildren: Melanie (Jeff) Zastrow of Yellow Grass, Bob (Sheila) Tooke of Regina, Cindy Tooke of Calgary, Patti MacInnis (Peter Premachuk) of Calgary, Kristel Sharpe of Orleans, ON, and Carl Sharpe of Orleans; 12 great grandchildren: Chris, Tim, Terry and Stacy Zastrow, James Tooke, Lindsey Kater, Brandon, Kevin, Michael and Alyssa Tooke, Robert and Casey MacInnis; as well as several nieces and nephews. Alice grew up in Weyburn and in the early years of the Hi-Art Theatre was involved in productions of live entertainment. She gave dance lessons to children during the war to raise money for the Red Cross. On October 14, 1938 she married M.B. "Curly" Sharpe in Bowbells, N.D. Curly was a member of the R.C.M.P. and they were stationed in Weyburn, Saskatoon, Gull Lake, Swift Current, and Regina. In 1958 they settled in Weyburn. Alice loved arts and crafts and volunteered at Souris Valley doing crafts with the patients. She also volunteered with Meals On Wheels. She enjoyed playing bridge and belonged to the Friday Morning Gramma's Bowling League. She also enjoyed their summer home at Kenosee Lake, golfing and spending time with her family and friends. A graveside service was held at the R.C.M.P. Cemetery in Regina on Monday, September 20 with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Anyone wishing to express their sympathy may send donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, in her memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Glen Dorlyn Killian
On Friday, September 15, 2000 Glen Dorlyn Killian, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 44 years. Predeceased by his father, Dorlyn Killian on January 15, 2000, grandparents August and Rose Dorwart and Edward and Dorothy Killian. Glen will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife Michelle of Weyburn and their children: Marlow, Sean and Amanda; his mother, Roselie Killian of Weyburn; brother Miles Killian (friend Katherine Hamilton) of Regina; sister Roxanne (Kelly) Paul of Regina; a niece Megan; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Glen was born in Marmora, Ontario on February 29, 1956, a leap year. His parents returned to live permanently in the Weyburn area when Glen was seven months old. Brother Myles was born soon after, and the family was rounded out with sister Roxanne. Glen was always busy and into mischief, having numerous 'close calls' but someone was always there. He attended Haig school, Weyburn Junior High and the Comprehensive High School, then the Sask. Technological Institute. Glen's life-long passion for farming began riding the tractor all day on his grandfather Dorwart's knee. Later he was able to buy the farm and farm together with his dad for nearly 22 years. Meanwhile he learned mechanical and electrical skills from his dad which he put to good use in an electrical career for over 23 years and also taught to his own son Marlow. But farming was his true love and hope for the future. Glen married his high school sweetheart, Michelle Rubin on October 22, 1977. They started their home and family life on the farm right away. As their family grew, together they enjoyed cutting new trails all over the farm with snowmobiles, going hunting and water skiing, camping, visiting, and seeing just how fast that new vehicle would go. Glen also enjoyed being in charge of the barbecue, having just the right touch. Friends were always a high priority for Glen. He worked at Paul's Electric and had just started with Scott's Electric. He was always fixing something with someone, or out curling or mud slinging somewhere. He was known for doing everything quickly, whether it was wiring a fuse box or turning a wrench. No matter how busy he was, he made time if someone needed a hand or dropped in for coffee. He especially missed his father this last farming season and was thankful for the help of close friends. He lived with intensity, and will be greatly missed. His family would like to thank everyone for all your assistance with finishing the harvest and for all your support and caring during this difficult time. Funeral service was held Wednesday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. A tribute to Glen was given by Jim Rubin and special music by Mark and Donna Alexander accompanied by Melanie Alexander. Scripture readings were given by Rosemary Ponto and Amy Rose Rubin. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Ward McFadden, Mike Tait, Kevin Olson, Glen Hallick, Ken Freeman and Gord Maurer. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in his memory to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Janette Wilhelmina Kastory
On Sunday, September 17, 2000 Janette Wilhelmina Kastory, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by an infant daughter, her parents, Wessel and Elise Oepkes, one sister Hettie Schmidt, one brother Reinhart Oepkes. Janette is survived by her husband, John of Weyburn; three daughters: Margaret (Brian) Loos of Weyburn, Elise (Bill) Stadler of Weyburn and Jane (Cameron) Kerr of Goodwater; grandchildren: Sarah, Christine and Justine Loos, Matthew, Jennifer, Rebecca and Jonathan Stadler, Jason and Andrew Kerr; three brothers: John (Lotti) of Winnipeg, George (Inge) of Winnipeg, William (Sophie) of Germany; three sisters: Elise (Willie) Glaske of Germany, Karin Friedrich of Germany, Elizabeth (Anton) Jansen of Germany; one sister-in-law Renate Oepkes of California; one brother-in-law Willie Schmidt of Germany; as well as many nieces and nephews. Janette was born in Fulkom, Germany on October 24, 1924, the second youngest of nine children born to Wessel and Elise Opekes. She attended school in Fulkom. She came to Canada in 1953 and lived in Winnipeg until 1960. On August 4, 1960 she married John Kastory in Weyburn, and they made their home in Weyburn, later moving back to their farm in 1985. In earlier years Janette enjoyed gardening, helping on the farm and being with her family, especially her nine grandchildren. She was able to return to Germany four times to visit family and friends. John and Janette recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. A memorial service was held Thursday, September 21 from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
Annie Marie Meek
On Wednesday, September 13, 2000 Annie Marie Meek, late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully at home. Annie (nee Schmidt) was born December 22, 1917 at Weyburn. Predeceased by her parents, John and Margaret Schmidt; one son, George; one daughter, Ruth Clark; brothers and sisters: Rose Vogel, John G. Schmidt, Joe Schmidt, Frank Schmidt, Stephen Schmidt and Phillip Schmidt. Annie is survived by her husband, Charlie Meek of Weyburn; three daughters: Mary Hein of Weyburn, Margaret Livingstone of Rocky Mt. House, AB, and Peggy Meek of Weyburn; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren; four sisters: Betty Propp, Margaret (Steve) Lazurko, Marion Zerie, and Rose (Frank) Loos, all of Weyburn; a brother William of Saskatoon; as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Monday, September 18 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.