Real Wilfred Coupal
On Tuesday, June 1, 1999, Real Wilfred Coupal, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by his parents, Engelbert and Adele Coupal; one brother: Marcel Coupal; one son, Normand Coupal; one grandson, Jody; two nephews: Brian Coupal and Martin Nichol. Real leaves to mourn his loving wife, Lucy Coupal of Weyburn; two daughters: Yvette Wirth of Battleford; and Florence (Don) Sprentz of Regina; six grandchildren: Jason, Julie, Jaryd, Shawn, Carrie and Carmen; four great grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Larry (Sally) Coupal of Tampa, Florida; Denise Kirkpatrick of Qualicum Bay, BC; Armande Coupal of Battleford; Val (Irene) Coupal of Burnaby, BC; Gilles (Lillian) Coupal of Victoria, BC; Jeanine (Roger) Moyen of Calgary, AB; Romain (Rita) Coupal of Port Alberni, BC; Fleurette Smith of Regina; and Marcella Gaw of Vancouver, BC; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Real was born April 28, 1925 at Montmartre. While growing up on the farm, he received lots of love from his parents and his many brothers and sisters. Real received his grade eight education, then quit school to work on the farm. On August 9, 1948, he married Lucy Perras in Montmartre and together they farmed and raised their three children on the farm at Montmartre. Real believed in work, work, work. He and Lucy went to many barn dances in the community and on Sunday, attended church. He could be found at most auction sales as he loved wheeling and dealing for the best buy. Real also hauled grain for other farmers and did swathing and custom combining. He enjoyed a good game of checkers, playing cards and dancing. He was an active member of the Wildlife Federation. Real also loved picking Saskatoons for Lucy to clean and can. They would put up 100 plus quarts a year. In 1985 they moved to Weyburn. Prayers were said Thursday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen presiding. The funeral mass was held Friday, June 4 at 1:00 p.m. from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Montmartre, with Father Ed Hengen Celebrant. Interment followed in Montmartre Cemetery, Montmartre. All his brothers and sisters were honorary pallbearers: Larry Coupal, Armande Coupal, Gilles Coupal, Romain Coupal, Denise Kirkpatrick, Val Coupal, Jeanine Moyen, Fleurette Smith and Marcella Gaw. The active pallbearers were: Jason Wirth, Julie Wirth, Jaryd Wirth, Carmen Coupal, Shawn Gorniak and Carrie Gorniak. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association of Saskatchewan, in his memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Chapel Inc., Weyburn.
On Wednesday, June 9, 1999, Pearl Pollock, late of Fillmore, passed away at Fillmore Health Centre, at the age of 80 years. Pearl was born July 27, 1918 at Creelman. Predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Ellen Dickie; one son, Lorne Pollock; four brothers: Bob, Gordon, Harry and Tom; five sisters: Margaret Pollock, Mary Foss, Clara Sutherland, Eva McKinnon and Mable Dunn. Pearl leaves to mourn her loving husband, Roy Pollock of Fillmore; two sons: Glenn (Debbie) Pollock of Airdrie, AB and Guy (Joy) Pollock of Fillmore; one daughter, Gail (Thomas) Nieckar of Rama, SK; one daughter-in-law, Isabelle Pollock of Regina; two sisters: Amy (Walter) Seabrook of Stoughton, and Hazel (Ron) Babcock of Creelman; two sisters-in-law: Ivy Dickie and Dora Dickie, both of Stoughton; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Friday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. from Fillmore United Church, Fillmore, with Rev. Brian Burke officiating. Interment followed in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. Flowers most gratefully declined. Friends so wishing may make donations to the Fillmore Union Health Centre, in her memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of Marvin Larsen, of Weyburn, on July 1, 1999 at the age of 68 years. Predeceased by his father, Theodore Larsen; father-in-law Stanley Skjonsby; a brother in infancy; one sister-in-law, Marion Skjonsby; and his special uncle, Floyd Deal. Marvin leaves to mourn, his loving wife, Mabel Larsen; his mother, Lillian Larsen; his mother-in-law Aurilla Skjonsby; one son, Dale and Kathy Larsen; one daughter, Debbie and Don Sanders; his five grandsons: Chad, Travis and Kayd Larsen, Morgan and Mackenze Sanders; his step-grandchildren: Lisa, Nicole and Matt Sanders; his two brothers: Kenneth and Jenny Larsen and Duane and Delores Larsen; his brothers and sisters-in-law: Merlin and Ann Skjonsby, Wilfred and Maryann Skjonsby, Darlene and Dalt Lafoy, Darrell and Vicki Skjonsby; and special uncle and aunt: Norman Larsen and Lill Densley; also many nieces and nephews, cousins and their families. Marvin Darrel Larsen was born and raised on the farm at Ratcliffe, SK. He attended Norgy Country School with his brothers until it closed, then he went to Ratcliffe School. On May 3, 1957, Marvin married Mabel Skjonsby in Weyburn. They lived in Goodwater and Lampman in their early years, then Ratcliffe before moving to Weyburn. Marvin enjoyed many sports: golf, pool, curling and bowling. He liked to play cards and watch ball games. He loved visiting with people and enjoyed travelling. Marvin was a member of the Elks Club and the Wheatland Senior Centre in Weyburn. He was especially touched by the attendance of many family and friends at his surprise 65th birthday party. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed. Funeral service was held Monday, July 5 at 2:00 p.m. from the Free Methodist Church, Weyburn with Pastor Wade Fitzpatrick officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were: Carl Von Hagen, Harvey Oudot, Doug Marshall, Fred Fisher, George McLeod, Rainey Grams, Gale Miller and Jim Burge. The active pallbearers were: Dale Larsen, Don Sanders, Randy Larsen, Ken Skjonsby, Darren Skjonsby and Jerry Lafoy. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to the A.L.S. Society of Saskatchewan, Box 31028, Normanview Mall, Regina, SK S4R 8R6, in his memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
John Keith "Jack" Robins
John Keith "Jack" Robins, born in Weyburn, SK Nov. 7, 1918, passed away quietly on July 6, 1999 at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC. Jack leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Peggy, his beloved son John and his wife Kelly of Lions Bay. Jack leaves to cherish his memory three grandchildren: Spencer Ellen, Jordyn Michelle and John "Chase" Robins. He also leaves two sisters, Peggy Demosky of Chase, BC, Marilyn Muir of Cayley, AB and his brother Doug of Medicine Hat, AB, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Raised in Griffin, SK Jack developed a love for the outdoors that was to stay with him his entire life. In 1939 he moved with his family to Calgary where he studied electronics at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. At 23, Jack joined the RCAF and served overseas as a radar officer until the end of the war in 1945. Upon his return Jack joined the Alberta Forest Service as a District Ranger in Rocky Mountain House, where he met Margaret "Peggy" Edwards who was to become his wife and companion for the rest of his life. A few years later he transferred to the Federal Dept. of Forestry where he held the position of Chief Ranger at the Northern Forest Research Center in Edmonton until his retirement in 1975. Jack and his family relocated to Chase shortly after his retirement where they have resided for the past 24 years. Jack was an avid outdoorsman and his love of nature was an inspiration to all those he touched. He was a loving husband, a devoted father and a good friend. Jack was a gifted man whose talents seemed to have few boundaries, he was a very special person and enjoyed life to its fullest. A kind and gentle man, he will be greatly missed by all who have known him. A memorial service was held on Monday, July 12 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Andrews United Church in Chase. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation in Kamloops in Jack's memory.
John Melvin Tytlandsvik
On Friday, July 2, 1999 John Melvin Tytlandsvik, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 72 years. Predeceased by his parents: Ole and Olina Tytlandsvik; four brothers: Ludven, Elmer, Lloyd and Melvin; and one sister, Borgel Galavan. John is survived by his loving wife, Laural (Molly) Tytlandsvik of Weyburn; his children: Laurie (Darwin) Raes of Fir Mountain, SK; Gaylene (Mike) Rosebluff of Wetaskiwin, AB; Dale Tytlandsvik of Fillmore; Joan (Chuck) Rogers of Weyburn; Kathy (Gene) Cugnet of Weyburn; and Peggy (Warren) Gaab of Weyburn; 22 grandchildren; one great grandson; four brothers: George (Winnie); Bert (Jean); Chester (Beryl); and Walter (Lorraine); and four sisters: Grace Williams; Stella Swedburg, Jen (Dave) Smith; and Anne (Rudy) Grams; brother-in-law, William Evernden; sisters-in-law: Marvelous Tytlandsvik; Wilma Tytlandsvik; Muriel Bakken; Shirley (Red) Robillard; and Lynn Evernden; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was born October 1, 1926 on the family farm at Maxim, SK. He attended Temple School until he quit to farm. He also had various jobs, fencing crew for the P.F.R.A., lineman for Tribune Northwest Rural Telephone Co., and the Weyburn Livestock Exchange. He also did some carpentry, vet work and gardening. He enjoyed visiting with friends and family, playing dominoes, and reading. He coached girls softball when they were little, and when they grew up he coached them again. He also umpired many softball and baseball games. In the mid 80's he started growing a large market garden, and attended the Weyburn Farmer's Market until his health would no longer allow him to garden. John and Molly moved to Weyburn in September of 1995, after spending many winters in town, and summers on the farm. He lived a good life, surrounded by family and friends, especially enjoyed his time with his children and grandchildren. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 6 at 2:00 p.m. from the Free Methodist Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Wade Fitzpatrick officiating. Interment followed in Maxim Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Fred Fisher, Larry Tytlandsvik, Brian Tytlandsvik, Morris Tytlandsvik, Rod Swedburg and Pat Doud. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Saskatchewan Lung Association, in his memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
(Tootie) Violet Mae Milne
On Monday, July 5, 1999 (Tootie) Violet Mae Milne passed away peacefully at the age of 90 years in Beautiful Plains Villa, Yellow Grass, SK. She is survived by her loving family of five: Geo (Cathy) Bartlett of Victoria, BC; Jean (Morley) Hodgins of Edmonton, AB; Willard (Betty) Bartlett of Calgary, AB; Hartley (Doris) Bartlett of Regina; and Garnet (Shirley) Bartlett of Yellow Grass; three sisters: Olive (Tom) Cockram of Yellow Grass; Ruth (Herb) Wilke of Yellow Grass; and Phil Muir of Kelowna, BC; two sisters-in-law: Jessie (Artie) Bakke of Weyburn; and Ida Bartlett of Regina; 20 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Tootie was predeceased by her first husband, Alex Bartlett; her second husband, Howie Milne; one sister Helen; and grandsons Blair Irvine and Cory Bartlett. Funeral service was held Thursday, July 8 at 2:00 p.m. from Yellow Grass United Church with Rev. Lynda Harrison officiating. Interment followed in Yellow Grass Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Gary Irvine, Allen Bartlett, John Bartlett, Ronnie Irvine, Brent Bartlett and Joel Bartlett. In lieu of flowers, friends so wishing may donate to Beautiful Plains Villa, Yellow Grass, or to the Yellow Grass United Church Memorial Fund, in her memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
Harold George Farr
Harold George Farr, 1939-1999, Courtney, BC, passed away June 23, 1999 at the age of 60 years. Harold is survived by his loving wife Eileen, daughter Terry Magensen, Cindy (Ron Deptuck), Penny (Reid Robertson) all of Courtney; son Jerry (Ilona) Farr of Tahsis, BC; eight grandchildren Rob, Brandon and Jared Magensen, Kristie and Kody Deptuck, Alyssa Robertson, and Chad and Aaron Farr; brother Glenn (Berva) Farr of Lewvan, SK. Harold was predeceased by his father Charles Henry in 1940, his mother Eva Jane Farr in 1947 and one grandson Tyler Robertson.
LeVan Marion Shugart
LeVan Marion Shugart of Palo Alto, Calif., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 5, 1999 at the age of 81 years. He was a long time high school science teacher and an avid fisherman. He was born September 4, 1917 in Waterloo, Iowa, the second son of Lyman Levi Shugart and Mary Belle Orr. "Shug" was always proud of his Iowa roots and it was through these early years that he had connections to the Weyburn area. James Orr, a long time Weyburn area farmer and stockman was one of Shug's favorite uncles and Jack Orr of Weyburn is his cousin. Shug was also the father of Yellow Grass area resident Chuck Shugart. He received his early education in Waterloo where he enjoyed the association of numerous cousins on the Orr side, and participated in many sports such as baseball, basketball, football, wrestling, and track throughout high school and later at the University of Northern Iowa where he earned his bachelor's degree in education in 1938. He taught one year in Rockwell, Iowa before WWII intervened in the direction of his life. He enlisted in the US navy and served as a communications officer and was on convoy duty in the North Atlantic on the destroyer USS Quick where he served honorably for the entire length of the war. It was during this time that he met a pretty young Iowa gal that would become his lifelong partner for the next 55 years. He married Charlotte Verna Bennett, daughter of Vernon Washington Bennett and Lois Ester Day, in her home town of Rockwell City, Iowa, on September 28, 1944. After the war Shug took a high school teaching position in Frankfurt, Germany, teaching the children of American military personnel occupying Germany in the post war years. He also continued his passion for sports while he was there by coaching high school baseball, basketball, and football. He taught there for four years before returning to the United States and completing his master's degree at Colorado State in Greely, Colorado, where son Chuck was born in 1952. Then it was off to California where he accepted a high school science teaching job in Palo Alto where daughter Mary was born in 1953. He taught there from 1952 to 1980 when he retired. He never lost his enthusiasm for teaching and loved to see the "light go on" when a young person would grasp a new concept. Upon retiring he was able to pursue the true passion of his life - fishing. It didn't matter where. It didn't matter when. It didn't matter the weather, the time, or who was with him. As long as he had the rod and reel in his hand and the line in the water there was nowhere else that he would rather be. He spent a lot of summers hiking in the Sierra Mountains in Calif. and traveling to visit family to find those "secret fishing holes" where the big ones were. He was predeceased by a brother Alan in his youth, and his parents. He leaves his wife Charlotte of Palo Alto, son Charles Alan and wife Ronna Despain of Yellow Grass, a daughter Mary Lois and husband Steve Beare of Canberra, Australia, two grandsons Levi and Ben Shugart, three granddaughters Kaitlin Beare, Julie and Jennifer Shugart, and many dear aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who will miss him very much. Following cremation a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. It was his wish that his ashes be spread at one of his favorite fishing spots high in the Sierras. In lieu of flowers make a donation to your favorite youth organization.
Joyce Gwendolyn Payak
On Monday, August 9, 1999, Joyce Gwendolyn Payak, late of Weyburn, passed away at Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her parents: Joseph and Devilla Barry, and by her husband, Mike Payak in 1998. Joyce will be lovingly remembered by her family: one daughter, Maryann (Jim) Uhl of Devon, AB, and one son, Don (Charlotte) Payak of Weyburn; five grandchildren: Joyann (Reg) Francis of Fort Saskatchewan, AB; Sonya Uhl of Port Coquitlam, BC; Steven (Meredith) Uhl of Port Coquitlam; Chris Payak of Weyburn; and Kimberly Payak of Weyburn; four great granddaughters: Andi, Brandi, Courtney and Samantha Francis; one brother, Don (Donna) Barry of Kimberley, BC; as well as several nieces and nephews. Joyce was born at Waskada, MB on June 2, 1917. Her father worked on the railway, and so the family lived in various parts of Manitoba while she was growing up. After her parents' deaths in the early 40's she came to Regina to work with the threshing crews and visited with her cousins Gladys (Ernie) Smye and Opal (Bill) Elyk in the Weyburn Plains district. They introduced her to their neighbour, Mike Payak. Joyce and Mike were married November 2, 1946. They farmed in the Weyburn Plains area until their retirement in 1980, when their son Don took over the farm. After their retirement, they enjoyed travelling the first few years, touring Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, California, and Mexico, as well as several motorhome trips from coast to coast in Canada. They continued to live on the farm until December 1997 when their failing health required a move to Weyburn. Joyce enjoyed her flowers, her pets, and bird watching. Prayers were said Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Hengen presiding. The funeral mass was held Thursday, August 12 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, 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 Bruce Croal, Frank Payonk, Richard Tollefson, Larry Fleming, Lloyd Culham and Dean Stewart. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to a charity of choice, in her memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Arthur Edwin Muma
Arthur Edwin Muma passed away at Weyburn on Saturday, August 14, 1999 at the age of 88 years. He was born in Marquis, SK and attended school in Marquis and Keeler. In 1937 he married Thelma Gallagher. Art went to teachers college in Moose Jaw and taught school for several years in different places including Primate, Drinkwater and Wood Mountain. He began working as a rural municipal administrator in Flaxcombe in the early 1940's and took classes to obtain the necessary certificates of qualification, eventually obtaining the advanced Superior "A" Certificate. He continued to do this type of work in various places including Morse, Spring Valley and Estevan until his retirement in 1977. During his time in Estevan he was on the board of the St. Paul's United Church. He and Thelma enjoyed entertaining, playing bridge and visiting with friends and family until they were forced by ill health to move to the Crocus Plains Villa in Weyburn. Arthur was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Muma, two sisters, Mabel and Marion and one brother, John. Arthur will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years, Thelma of Weyburn, two sons: Lloyd (Janie) Muma of Weyburn and James (Julie) Muma of Calgary; five grandchildren: Dana Muma (Peter Steckhan), Scott (Tina) Muma, Kelsey Muma, Jodie Muma and Jason Muma; one great granddaughter, Jenna Muma, three sisters: Minnie Wilson of Maple Creek; Sarah Muma of Ottawa and Edna (Don) Holyoke of Norman, OK, USA; as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Monday, August 16 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Scott Muma, Kelsey Muma, Peter Steckhan, Lou Stang, Larry Watson and Ron Watson. Donations may be made in his memory to the Grace United Church Building Fund. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
John David Babbings
On Sunday, August 15, 1999, John David Babbings passed away peacefully at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his parents, David and Alice Babbings and by one sister, Ethel Olson. John will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife of 59 years, Ruby Babbings of Weyburn; his children: Marlene (Leonard) Pelletier of Surrey, BC; Sharon (Charles) Lees of Estevan; Jack (Karen) Babbings of Lower Sackville, NS; and Ron (Lynn) Babbings of Weyburn; nine grandchildren: Judy (Rick) Olmstead, Janice Osarchuk, Jeff Pelletier, Candace (Theron) Mattei, Collin (Melinda) Lees, Nathan (Brandy) Babbings, Gregory Babbings, Mark Babbings and Jarrod Babbings; three great grandchildren: Vanessa Osarchuk, Jake Olmstead and Tyrel Mattei; two sisters: Laura Eggleton of Welland, ON and Beatrice Naggy of Port Colburne, ON; as well as several nieces and nephews. John was born in Carnduff and he grew up in the Frobisher area. On November 27, 1940, John married Ruby Long in Estevan. They lived in Hirsh, Oxbow, Estevan, and then in 1970 moved to Weyburn. John was a long time employee of Barber Motors as a mechanic and caretaker. He was extremely fond of dogs and always enjoyed fishing. He became a resident of Souris Valley Regional Care Centre in October of 1992 where he resided until his passing, August 15. A memorial service was held Wednesday, August 18 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to a charity of their choice in his memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.