Elsie Emelia Schultz (Herman)
Elsie Emelia Schultz (Herman) passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home Sept. 20, 2000. Elsie was born on June 29, 1913 at home, at Woodley, SK. She was baptized in St. Lukes Lutheran Church at Woodley, by Pastor Rink. She was confirmed at St. Lukes Lutheran Church at Woodley by Pastor A. Krempin. Elsie received her education at Minard School in the Woodley District. At the age of 16 she moved to Winnipeg, where she worked for one year. She then returned to Woodley and worked on the Truxall's farm for two years, helping with the cooking. Elsie then moved to Weyburn to work in the Royal Hotel as a waitress. While living in Weyburn she started going to Zion Lutheran Church. One Sunday, while walking to church, the Schultz car stopped and gave her a ride. That was when she met her future husband, Bill Schultz. They courted for two years and were married on November 21, 1935, by Pastor Peter Mohr. In 1940, her first son, Garry, was born. Her second son, Garnet, was born in 1947. Elsie was a member of the Ladies Aid at Zion Lutheran Church, holding offices of president and treasurer. She also sang in the choir for many years. Elsie was a member of the Weyburn Agricultural Society, holding the position of Director for many years. She was also a member of the West Weyburn Homemakers Club. While raising two sons and helping Bill on the farm, Elsie worked as head cook at a number of restaurants in Weyburn. Her cooking reputation was very well known around Weyburn and area. Elsie's hobbies were making plaster of paris pictures, needlepoint pictures, baking and decorating cakes. She was very well known as a wedding and anniversary cake decorator, decorating over 300 cakes in her career. She also received many first prizes at the local fair for her decorated birthday cakes. In 1976, Elsie was predeceased by her husband, Bill (William). She continued to live on the farm until 1988 when she retired and moved into the city. She is predeceased by her husband, Bill (William); parents William and Matilda Herman; brothers Adolph, Henry and Benjamin; sisters Erna, Ursel and Olga Greb. Elsie leaves to mourn sons: Garry (Velda), Yorkton, Garnet (Linda), Weyburn; grandsons, Nelson Schultz, Saskatoon; Lyle Schultz, Medicine Hat, AB; Rodney Schultz, Weyburn; Arlin Schultz, Weyburn; sisters, Lydia Rink, Winnipeg; Helen Kaisler, Milwaukee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ralph Oliver Carlson
On Thursday, September 21, 2000 Ralph Oliver Carlson, late of Regina, passed away in the Pasqua Hospital, at the age of 81 years. He was predeceased by his parents John Albin and Charlotte, two sisters Margaret and Violet, two brothers Norman and Gordon and one great granddaughter Jill. Ralph is survived by his wife Eva of 58 years; one son Richard of Regina, two granddaughters Michelle (Gord) and great grandson Quinn and Marnie (Robin) all of Saskatoon; one daughter Patricia (Len) Culic and two grandsons Sam and Nick of Parksville, BC; one brother Vinold of Midale; two aunts and several cousins. Ralph and Eva were married on April 12, 1942. He served overseas with the R.C.A.F. and then took a trade in floor sanding which was his own business for many years. Later he was employed for 25 years by Public Works of Canada. When he retired, his love for golf took him to Arizona for many winters. Ralph was not a healthy man but enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved his family and friends and found much fulfillment in his love of music, flowers and dogs. He had a wonderful sense of humor which was with him right to the end. A memorial service was held Saturday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Andrew's United Church, Regina, with Rev. David Drake officiating. The interment followed in Riverside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Sask., 2360-2nd Ave., Regina, SK, S4R 1A6 or to the Coronary Care Unit, Pasqua Hospital, 4101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK, S4T 1A5 would be appreciated by the family. Arrange-ments were in care of Lee Funeral Home, Regina.
Ellen Mary Foster
Ellen Mary Foster (nee Dickie) aged 74 years of Moose Jaw, and formerly of Creelman, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2000. The funeral service was held Tuesday, September 26 at 2 p.m. in the Creelman United Church with Rev. Heather Ley officiating. Burial took place in the Golden Gate Cemetery, Creelman. Ellen was predeceased by her first husband, James Soper, her second husband, Lorne Foster, brothers: Norman Dickie, Henry Dickie, and Stan Dickie; sister Fran Dickie, and son-in-law Harvey Miller. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by two daughters; Leona (Ross) Awrey of Simcoe, ON; Debra Miller (Lennart Folk) of Kelowna, BC; son Mervin (Wilda) Soper of Moose Jaw; eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, three sisters: Bella Wilson, Katherine Allan both of Creelman, and Agnes Blackburn of Weyburn; Ellen's friend and companion Hector Morrison of Moose Jaw, and numerous nieces and nephews. Flowers are gratefully declined; as an expression of sympathy contributions to the Creelman United Church, Creelman, Sask. would be appreciated by the family. Parkview Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
Mrs. Celia Mary Lutz
Mrs. Celia Lutz passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, September 21, 2000 at the age of 72 years after a short, courageous battle with cancer. Celia was the beloved mother and grandmother of three daughters, Brenda (Syd) Cuthbert and their son Christopher all of Burnaby, BC; Sheila (Earl) Carlson and their children Melissa (fiancÚ Rob Hozack), Brent & Derik all of Medicine Hat, AB, and Charlene Lutz-Graveline and her children Travis, Ryder and Rochelle, all of Medicine Hat. She is also survived by son Barry (Teresa) Lutz and their children Devon and Kendall of Winfield, BC. She also leaves to cherish her memory two sisters: Bernice Moir and Rose (Ritchie) LaBatte, both of Medicine Hat; and two brothers Ralph (Joan) Melle of Minton; and Manuel (Mary) Melle of Medicine Hat; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. Celia was predeceased by her beloved gem of her husband, Howard on August 27, 1999; her mother Katherine Melle on March 6, 2000; her father, Kasmir Melle; one adopted brother, Fred Melle; her mother and father-in-law, Guy and Myrtle Lutz. Celia loved and lived for the time she could spend with her children, grandchildren and family. Her generosity and kindnesses to all were second to none. She was our "Queen of Fair" and always was our bridge over troubled waters. Her talented hands could sew, crochet, make victorian lampshades, paint, wallpaper and a special knack for decorating were just a few of the exceptional qualities of our Mom. Mom loved to visit, laugh and enjoy many a Saturday afternoon Legion party. While mom was watching dad agonize with his cancer just last year, little did she know she was suffering from the same disease but was not diagnosed until two short months ago. We love you Mom, but realize Dad needed you more than we did and God has one of the best for another angel. Vigil rites (prayers) were said at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Medicine Hat, AB, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral mass was celebrated in St. Patrick's Church on Monday, September 25 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Father John L. Maes, celebrant. Interment followed in the Roman Catholic section at Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat. As an expression of sympathy those wishing to remember Mrs. Celia Lutz may do so with a gift to the Palliative Care Society, c/o Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 666-5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 4H6. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, "The Chapel in the Park," Medicine Hat.
Judith Diane (Maxwell) Ruckaber, 50 years, passed away peacefully at the SVECC Palliative Care Room in Weyburn on February 21, 1999. She was born at Oxbow August 31, 1948. She attended school in Oxbow from Grade 1 to 12. After graduation she worked at the Estevan Medical Clinic as a receptionist. In 1968 she married William (Bill) Ruckaber in Oxbow. They lived in Moose Jaw, then Estevan and in 1972 moved to Weyburn. Judy started working at SVRCC in May of 1972 and later obtained her Certified Geriatric Nursing Assistant Certificate through Wascana Institute and the training program at SVRCC. She worked in nursing from 1972 to 1989, and from 1989 to 1994 as switch board operator receptionist, when she became too ill to continue work. She enjoyed volunteering at SVRCC especially decorating for holidays and special occasions. She was a former member of the Y.F. Wives Club. She enjoyed travelling with her husband and enjoyed their cottage at Kenosee Lake. She was involved with the parish for many years with her family and later through Rite of Christian Invitation of Adults. Her devoted membership was and will remain an important part of her. Judy is survived by her devoted loving husband of 31 years, William of Weyburn; son Kirby Dean Ruckaber (Dallas) of Calgary; daughter Keely Rose Ruckaber of Calgary; two granddaughters: Maclynn Kay Ruckaber and Morgan Beata Ruckaber, both of Calgary; her father and mother, Thomas and Elda Maxwell of Oxbow; two sisters: Penny Armstrong (Bill) of Oxbow; and Kathy Avery (Calvin) of Midale; three brothers-in-law: John Ruckaber (Shirley) of Weyburn; Frank Ruckaber (Maureen) of Medicine Hat; and Bernie Renneberg (Dorothy) of Oxbow; two sisters-in-law: Betty Eagles (Willard) of Macoun; and Katie Sape (Larry) of Edson, AB; as well as many nieces and nephews. Prayers were said Tuesday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father John Mock presiding. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, February 24 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Father John Mock celebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Brad Avery, Brad Loppe, Curt Avery, Berry Eagles, Don Ruckaber and Dale Ruckaber. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in her memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Dr. Frank (Skippy) Curtis Ellmore
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dr. Frank (Skippy) Curtis Ellmore of Weyburn. Frank was born June 19, 1944 in Terra Haute, Indiana to Frank Ellmore and Helen Higbee. He graduated University of Michigan, School of Dentistry in 1969, after which he was the Director of Dentistry Kalamazoo County Health Department in Michigan. He later went on to be the Director of Dentistry for the Department of Northern Saskatchewan in La Ronge. He then went into private practice in Regina, and for the past 18 years in Weyburn. Frank's passions included reading, painting and having intellectual debates. He enjoyed travel, photography, fishing, golf and cooking. Those touched by Frank's life, will fondly remember his love for his animals: Papoose, Paco and Miss Kitty. He leaves to mourn his wife and long time love Mero (Baba), mother Helen Higbee, stepfather Bob Eslinger, daughter Lisa (Bob) McGregor, and grandchildren Tommy, Megan and Am; stepdaughter Donna (Jim) Myers, grandchildren Amanda and Joshua, stepson Donald (Rachel) Sayers. Sister and best friend Kay Nees, nieces D.D. (Marlin) Jorjensen and Kathy (John) Marchetto, grand-nephews Brian Curtis Jorgensen and Jimmy Hughes, nephews David, Randy and Jeff Nees, and Jim (Anna) Hughes, grand-nephews and grand-nieces Erick, Bob, Doug, Becky, Shane, Michelle, Brittany, Janica, Ashlyn Kae, Brittany, Ashley, Justin Jeffrey. Aunts Beatrice Ellmore and Katherine Higbee. Included are several great nieces and nephews, mother-in-law Grace Fraser, brother-in-law Billy Leoppky, nephews-in-law William and Michael Leoppky. Frank was predeceased by his father Frank Ellmore, sister Diane Eggers, and several aunts and uncles. Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Cremation followed with interment at a later date. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Donations may be made to the Asthma Association in lieu of flowers. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
"To live in hearts you leave behind is not to die."
Leonard Lawrence Vanstone
Sunday, February 21, 1999, Leonard Lawrence Vanstone, age 50 years, dearly beloved husband of Peggy Vanstone, Lang, SK. Predeceased by his father Charles, Leonard will be dearly missed by his loving wife Peggy; three daughters, Vicki, Linda, and Pam (Kevin) Maas and their daughters, Paige and Keesha; mother Mary; three sisters, Charlotte Vanstone, Lois (Robert) Letkeman and Ruth (Lorne) Naherney; two brothers, David (Sharon) Vanstone and Tim (Jewel) Vanstone; many nieces and nephews. Leonard was married to Peggy for 25 years, and farmed in the Lang area for over 30 years. He was a salesman for Nelson Motors and Equipment of Avonlea for over nine years. Leonard was well known throughout Southern Saskatchewan. Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. in Lang Community Hall, with Pastor Larry Rempel officiating. Interment in Lang cemetery. Flowers most gratefully declined. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
Robert George Paynter
Robert George (Bob) Paynter of Comox, BC passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital on Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at age 71. He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Margaret; daughter Sylvia (Reg) Williams of Courtenay, BC; grandchildren Noel and Scott Williams; brother Walter (Donna) Paynter of Calgary; sisters Thelma Pitchford of Melfort, SK, Muriel Paynter of Rosthern, SK and Loreen Hartcourt, Calgary; as well as his nieces and nephews. Bob was an avid fisherman who loved the outdoors, being an active member of the Courtenay Fish and Game Club. He will be greatly missed by his family and many dear friends. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Comox Valley Funeral Home and Crematory Services, Courtenay. For those desiring, donations in Bob's memory may be made to St. Joseph's Hospital, 2137 Comox Avenue, Comox, BC V9M 1P2.
William "Bill" Fowler
On Sunday, February 21, 1999, William "Bill" Fowler, late of Yellow Grass, passed away at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his parents: William and Margaret Fowler, his wife Mabel Fowler, two brothers: Alex Fowler, John Fowler; one sister Muriel Caldwell. William is survived by three daughters: Donna (Steve) Lamoureux of San Antonio, TX; Linda (Robert) Ror of Weyburn; and Terry (Don) Culbert of Regina; six grandchildren: Michael, Robyn (Robert) Byrns, Kirstin, Carla, Joel and Billie-Lee; two sisters: Isabel Erickson of Weyburn; and Flora La Salle of Moose Jaw; one sister-in-law: Lola Fowler of Weyburn; as well as several nieces and nephews. At Bill's request no service was held. For friends so wishing donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in his memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
On Friday, February 19, 1999 Nicholaus Fuchs passed away at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by his parents, Josip and Veronika Fuchs, and two brothers, Joe and John Fuchs. He leaves to mourn his wife of 56 years, Ruth of Weyburn; one sister, Ottillia Lemie of Germany; two nephews: Joe Fuchs of Wonder Lake, Illinois and Michael Fuchs of Germany; and two nieces, Christine Fuchs and Aplonea Fiederer, of Germany. Nick was born in Yugoslavia December 20, 1908. He came to Canada in 1927. In the fall of 1928, Nick went to the Torquay district as a farm hand and remained there for 29 years. In April 1942, he married Ruth Mallinger of Weyburn. Nick and Ruth moved to Weyburn in 1957. He worked at construction and plumbing until 1961, then at the Weyburn Union Hospital for five years and St. Dominic Savio school for nine years. Nick was an usher at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church for many years and a member of the Knights of Columbus for 30 years. After a stroke in May of 1997, he became a resident at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre where he resided until his death. Prayers were said Sunday, February 21 at 3:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Monday, February 22 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Jeff Stepp, Shawn Stepp, Curtis Stepp, Trevor Stepp, Leonard Thompson and Dwight Thompson. The Knights of Columbus served as an honor guard. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to Souris Valley Extended Care Centre or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in his memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
James A. Melton
James A. Melton, Weyburn, passed away February 25, 1999 at the age of 67 years. Predeceased by his parents, Lenard and Elizabeth. James is survived by his wife Barbara; two sons: Lonney (Corrine) of Calgary, and Terry (Lorna) of Redwater, AB; three grandchildren: Jessie, Dallas and Sable; daughter-in-law Lori of Bon Accord, AB; two brothers, three sisters, nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Monday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father John Mock officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Peter Paul Zimmerman
On Thursday, February 18, 1999, Peter Paul Zimmerman, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by his parents, Anton and Rose Zimmerman; three sisters: Florence Styre, Isabelle Soroka and Pauline McGillicky; one brother, Frank Zimmerman; two sisters-in-law: Elma Zimmerman and Gertie Zimmerman; six brothers-in-law: John Soroka, Roy McGillicky, Roger Blain Sr.; Gordon McKnight, Gavin Mohns and Barney Styre Sr.; and two infant granddaughters. Peter is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Sadie of Weyburn; one daughter, Carol Anne (Ernest) Kot of Weyburn; three grandsons: Laverne Kot of Weyburn; Mike (Rhonda) Kot of Weyburn; and Nick Kot of Regina; two brothers: Tony Zimmerman of Regina, and Ralph (Violet) Zimmerman of Stoughton; four sisters: Caroline McKnight of Weyburn; Gertrude Blain of Stoughton; Edith Mohns of Prince George, BC; and Eleanor (Gilbert) Vipond of Weyburn; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Peter was born November 23, 1913 in Torquay, SK. He married Sadie Schmidt on June 8, 1943. Peter worked for the CNR for 32 years, the last 25 as section foreman until retirement in 1979. Peter and Sadie have resided in Weyburn since 1970. As a young man he was an avid baseball player and curler, and in later years became a TV sports fan. He was a faithful member of the Roman Catholic Church all his life and was very proud of being a fourth degree Knights of Columbus. Sadie and Peter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1993. Prayers were said Sunday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Monday, February 22 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were his grandsons: Laverne Kot, Michael Kot, Nicholas Kot and Roger Blain along with Knights of Columbus, Tatt Benning and Peter Broccolo. The Knights of Columbus served as honor guard. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan or to the Saskatchewan Lung Association, in his memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.