Theresa Marie Jalbert
On Tuesday, August 24, 1999, Theresa Marie Jalbert, late of Weyburn, and formerly of Radville, passed away at Hill Top Manor in Weyburn at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by her husband, Emile in 1987; one son, Leon in 1972, three sisters: Aline, Leonie and Solange; and one brother, John. Theresa leaves to mourn, her son, Maurice (Marilyn) Jalbert of Regina, and their four children: Michelle, Marnelle (Gary) Perras, and Malinda, all of Calgary, AB; and Marcie of Regina; four brothers: Henry (Adrienne) Bourassa of Radville; Roger (Annette) Bourassa of Legal, AB; Paul (Arndree) Bourassa of Weyburn; and Maurice (Sophie) Bourassa of Saskatoon; five sisters: Blanche Gratton of Montreal, PQ; Yvonne (Lou) Herbert of Calgary; Celine (Chris) Hager of Legal; Marie Emma (Real) Montbleau of Montreal; Jeannette (Emilian) Dedora of Lake Alma, SK; and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were said Thursday, August 26 at 7:30 p.m. from Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Radville. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, August 27 at 2:00 p.m. from Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Radville, with Father Joe Frey celebrant. Interment followed in Laurier Cemetery, Radville. Pallbearers were Alphonse Bourassa, Andrew Bourassa, Marius Bourassa, Marcel Jalbert, Greg Dedora and Brian Ward. The ushers were Euclide Jalbert and Hughie Verhelst. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to the Canadian Cancer Society in her memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
Myrtle Lena Olson
On Friday, August 20, 1999, Myrtle Lena Olson, of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by her father and mother: Oscar and Augusta Olson, her husband, Adolph Olson, one son, Allen "Buddy", one daughter Beryl, five brothers, three sisters and one son-in-law, William Allen. Myrtle is survived by her sons and daughters: Irene (Kerry) Moffatt of Saskatoon; Margaret Allen of the Plains, OH; R. Marvin (Marilyn) Olson of Oakville, ON; Bob (Betty Lou) Olson of Tribune; grandchildren: John (Amelia) and Carl Moffatt, Carol and David Olson, Brent and Liana Olson, three great grandchildren: Lynn, Kris and Juli Moffatt, three sisters: Irene Lader and Mable Streblow, both of Rhinelander, WI; and Florence Emond of Riverton, WY; as well as many nieces and nephews. Myrtle Lena Olson was born December 1, 1906 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin to Oscar and Augusta Olson, one of a family of 12. She immigrated to Canada and married Adolph Olson November 6, 1924. He predeceased her in September 1979. Together they farmed west of Tribune in the hills of the Greendale district. To them were born six children, Irene, Allen (Buddy deceased), Margaret, Marvin, Robert and Beryl (deceased). Myrtle lead an active life, and filled her family's lives with stories and songs. Her good cooking attracted many passers-by. Hospitality and generosity were some of her gifts. She became a Christian after coming to Canada, and took an active part in her church, teaching Sunday School, even into her 80's. During retirement years she enjoyed travelling to visit her family, and especially trips to her old home beside Bundy Lake in Wisconsin. Whenever possible she loved spending time with her six grandchildren: John and Carl, Brent and Liana, Carol and David, and three great grandchildren, Lynn, Kris and Juli Moffatt. After 92 years, she leaves us with many memories. Funeral service was held Monday, August 23 at 1:00 p.m. from Beaubier Pentecostal Church, Beaubier, with Pastor G. Kerry Moffatt officiating. Interment followed in Emmanual Lutheran Cemetery, Maxim. Pallbearers were Marvin Olson, Robert Olson, John Moffatt, Brent Olson, David Olson and Carl Moffatt. For those wishing to make donations in her memory, contributions to the Gideons would be appreciated. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Howard R. Lutz
Mr. Howard R. Lutz, beloved gem of a husband of 48 years to Celia of Medicine Hat, AB, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, August 27, 1999 after a long and courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 73 years. Howard also leaves to cherish his memory, three daughters and one son; Brenda (Syd) Cuthbert of Burnaby, BC; Barry (Teresa) Lutz of Winfield, BC; Sheila (Earl) Carlson of Oyen, AB; and Charlene Lutz-Graveline and her special friend, Manny Rieder, Medicine Hat; nine grandchildren: Christopher Cuthbert, Devon and Kendal Lutz, Melissa, Brent and Derik Carlson, Travis, Rochelle, and Ryder Graveline; his mother-in-law, Katherine Melle of Medicine Hat; three brothers, Willard (Betty Ann) Lutz of Regina; Ron (Burnelle) Lutz of Weyburn; and Leonard (Ann) Lutz of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters: Myrel Earlywine of Port Angeles, Wash.; and Fern Snell of Indian Head; a brother-in-law, Ray Huycke of Nobleton, ON; as well as many nieces and nephews. Howard was predeceased by his parents, Guy and Myrtle Lutz; and one sister, Evelyn Huycke. Howard was born June 22, 1926 in McTaggart, SK. He married the former Celia Melle on October 3, 1951 in Minton, SK. For 35 years he worked in the oilfield industry and then for the Cypress School Division. Howard retired in1991 and continued to make Medicine Hat home. He was a member of the Elks Club for many years and spent many hours at the Royal Canadian Legion playing cards and visiting. He served as a volunteer driver for the Legion and enjoyed his many excursions. The coffee shop was a favorite place for Howard as well. Howard loved life - talking and visiting with family, friends and whomever he came in contact. He always had a story to tell and a smile on his face. A very caring nature and unlimited kindness were Howard's greatest attributes. He will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him. Vigil Rites (prayers) will be said at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, Medicine Hat, Wednesday, September 1 at 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 1250 Division Avenue S.W., Medicine Hat, Thursday, September 2 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Ian Gagne officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot at Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy those wishing to remember Mr. Howard Lutz may do so with a gift to the Palliative Care Unit, c/o Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 666-5th Street S.W., Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 4H6. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Medicine Hat. Our life together has been wonderful, Love you Forever, Celia.
On Friday, October 15, 1999, Violet McDonnell, late of Yellow Grass, passed away at the age of 69 years. Predeceased by one daughter, Linda Betty McDonnell, and by her father, Norman (Scotty) McDonald. Violet is survived by her husband, Ray McDonnell of Yellow Grass; her mother, Susan Stockbrugger of Maple Ridge, BC; her children: Leslie (Linda) McDonnell) of Calgary, AB; Brenda (Dan) Beckman of Yellow Grass; Evelen (Don) Sandford of Moose Jaw; Ken (Carmen) McDonnell of Calgary, AB; Carol (Lloyd) Shortridge of Brandon, MB; Cathy (William) Hibbard of Weyburn; and Grant McDonnell of Calgary, AB; 15 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren; three sisters: Isabelle (Jack) Porrier of Devon, AB; Flora McDonnell and Janet McLeod, both of Moose Jaw; three brothers: Ron (Vi) MacDonald and Jim MacDonald, both of Delburne, AB; and Malcolm (Marg) MacDonald of Moose Jaw; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Vi was born August 11, 1930, first of eight children born to Norman "Scotty" MacDonald and Susan, nee Eichen. Her father had emigrated from Huntley, Scotland in 1916, marrying in the Humboldt area. They began their family on the farm, and then moved to Moose Jaw in the early 1940's. Vi completed her school education in Moose Jaw and met Ray McDonnell through her father's work. After a romantic courtship of softball and dancing, they were married on May 8, 1948 at St. George's Anglican Church. With the blessing of their parents and families, they set out to raise a new sub-species of the Clan. They raised seven children (their first daughter, Linda, having died in early childhood); who gave them 15 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, and 33 nieces and nephews and four great nieces as well. Their 50th Anniversary Surprise Party thrown by the family says it all. Violet's primary occupation throughout her life was homemaker, but she also took a turn at waitressing and was a mainstay of Ray's business in television and radio sales and service. She was the bookkeeper and salesperson until they closed their business in Weyburn in 1986. During hard times, Vi was a rock of support and strength. A heart attack about six years ago revealed diabetes and worsening asthma. After prolonged hospitalization this summer, she took insulin at home and was on continuous oxygen. Now it was Ray's turn to support and help, which he did with oxygen machines and insulin assistance and emergency trips to the hospital. He never left her side, and feels that they drew a lot closer during this time. During 5-1/2 years of marriage, Violet collected not only spoons and figurines, but also grandchildren and their toys. She not only figured out crossword puzzles, but also knew much love and many good times. She and Ray did everything together, both work and family, and grew as they learned together. Violet was dearly loved and will be sorely missed by all her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all who knew and loved her. A memorial service was held Thursday, Oct. 21 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Honorary pallbearers were her sons: Leslie, Ken and Grant McDonnell, and her brothers: Ron, Jim and Malcolm MacDonald. In lieu of flowers, for friends so wishing, donations may be made in her memory to the Canadian Mental Health Association, Weyburn Branch or to the Salvation Army, Weyburn. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
George Alfred Branvold
On Saturday, October 16, 1999, George Alfred Branvold, late of Midale, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in Estevan, at the age of 78 years. George Alfred Branvold was born November 3, 1920 at Macoun. George is predeceased by his father, Severt, his mother, Dora, his sister Beatrice and infant daughter Dianna May. George is survived by his loving wife, Myrtle; daughter, Judy and George Carlson; granddaughters: Tanya (Keith), Karrie and Kelly Krueger; great granddaughters: Kerrston and Keiawna Kreuger; son Ron and Sherrie Branvold; grandsons: Corey, Trevor and Ryan; granddaughters: Crystal (Barry), Leslie and Jason Hoskins, Anita (Jason) and Trishia; great grandsons: Austin, Jordan, Dylon and Jody; son Darrell and Leann Branvold; grandsons: Shaun and Chad. George was always a family man. He was always there to lend a hand at anything that needed to be done, whether it is was fixing cars, building houses, cutting grass, building beds, cradles, toy boxes. There wasn't anything he wouldn't or couldn't do. If you ever needed anything it was all at "George's Hardware." He had everything you needed. He especially loved spending time with all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. They always made his eyes sparkle. He was the best husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend anyone could ask for. He was ever loyal to his Legion duties and loved organizing all fundraisers and events. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. He touched the hearts of all who knew him. Dad you were an angel sent from above to guide us and give us your undying love. May God take you in His loving arms and never let you go. Funeral service was held Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 2:00 p.m. from Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Midale, with Pastor Greg Anderson officiating. Interment followed in Westphalia Cemetery, Midale. All Legion members, Midale Branch, were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were his grandchildren: Tanya Carlson, Karrie Krueger, Shawn Branvold, Corey Branvold, Trevor Branvold and Ryan Branvold. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association, in his memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
On Tuesday, October 19, 1999, Henry Tramer, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Phillip and Charlotte Tramer, two brothers and two sisters. Henry is survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Friday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery, Stoughton. His friends from the Royal Hotel acted as an honor guard. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. 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.
Marcella Ellen Norman
On Tuesday, September 28, 1999, Marcella Ellen Norman, late of Weyburn, passed away at Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by an infant brother, Harold Russel Carr in 1922, twin sister Loucella Margaret Gregory in 1943; father, Russel Peter Carr in 1968; brother Peter Russel Carr in 1972; husband Herbert Allen Norman in 1984, mother Marcella Flora Carr in 1984, sister Geraldine Gertrude Linley, and a granddaughter Karen Lesley Vivienne Norman in 1992. Marcella leaves to mourn, her one daughter, Arlene Lue of Regina; four sons: Brian (Mary) Norman of Kingston, NS; Douglas (Gwen) Norman of Bashaw, AB; Michael Norman of Aylmer, PQ; and Patrick Norman of Ottawa, ON; three sisters: Joan (Herman) Linley of Weyburn; June Larsen of Whiterock, BC; and Bernadine Carr of Weyburn; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Marcella was born in Elgin, MB on March 23, 1917. The family moved to Weyburn before she was old enough to attend school, and she attended Haig School and the Weyburn Collegiate Institute. Marcella was fond of many sports in school, curling, skating, swimming and track and field events. She married Herbert Allen Norman of Weyburn on November 11, 1937 and they resided in Weyburn all their lives. Marcella was a housewife and a loving mother all of her life. In her later years she took up painting and sketching which she was quite good at. She also enjoyed writing poetry. Her gentle demeanor and kindly ways will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral service was held Friday, October 1, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Julie Collings officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Dave Irwin, Neal Keefe, Bobby Little, Vladimer Bocian, Mike Bocian and Keith Martin. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to a charity of the donor's choice, in her memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
Dennis Paul Tabish
Dennis Paul Tabish, born in Weyburn on December 22, 1954, died suddenly on September 24, 1999 in St. Mary's Hospital, Sechelt, BC, from massive head injuries sustained when he was struck by a motor vehicle. He is survived by his wife, Janis; their two children: Justin and Kristy-Lee; and his daughter, Tammy; his mother, Isabelle Tabish (nee Fulowski), Campbell River, BC; four brothers, four sisters and their families: Sandra (Dale) Cleveland, Langley, BC; Larry (Gloria ) Tabish, Lethbridge, AB; Allen (Leona) Tabish, Lloydminster, SK; Loren (Debbie) Tabish, Campbell River, BC; David (Debbie) Tabish, Campbell River, BC; Cindy (John) Micic, Ringwood, Victoria, Au.; Peggy (Rob) Carmichael, Victoria, BC; Joan Tabish, Victoria, BC. Rev. Terri Scallon officiated at a service in celebration of Dennis' life in the Gibson's United Church on October 2. Interment will be in the Campbell River Cemetery on October 30, 1999, with Pastor Kent Rogers officiating.
Frances Barbara McCartney
Tuesday, December 21, 1999, Frances Barbara McCartney, late of Milestone, beloved wife of Willis McCartney, passed away in her 81st year. Predeceased by her parents, George and Ila Williams, Frances is survived by her loving husband, Willis, of 58 years; two daughters: Faye (Garnet) Altwasser of Brooks, AB, and their children: Brent (Tilly), Laura Marie (Vince) Elgersma, Joanne (Donavon) Saltvold, and Mark; Barbara (Terry) Mitchell of Battleford, and their children: Paul (Jacquie), Brenna Lea (Jon) Bath; four great grandchildren: Scott, Emma Lynn, Jordan, Myra; one sister, Eunice (Bob) Sambrook; three brothers: Ben (Lily) Williams; Bud Williams; Art (Karen) Williams; two sisters-in-law: Jean Brown, Mildred McCartney; one brother-in-law: Hugh (Janet) McCartney; as well as many special nieces and nephews. Frances' greatest joy in life was doing something for other people, whether it was making a gift or playing a joke at their expense. No matter when someone dropped in, the coffee pot was always on and an extra place was set at the table. Job-sharing was not a new concept to Frances and Willis, as together they successfully operated their family farm for 58 years of marriage. Frances loved to lend a helping hand and share her talents whenever they were need in her community; decorating for 4-H, creating figure skating costumes, baking and decorating special cakes, leading Explorers, writing skits and poems for special occasions, to name a few. Because Frances grew up in adverse times, she was unable to complete her dream of becoming a registered nurse. Consequently she placed strong value on her family's pursuit of post secondary education. However, what she lacked in formal training she more than made up in caring for and nurturing all around her. Frances' grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of her life. Many wonderful memories were created over the years. We have been blessed indeed. Funeral service was held Friday, December 24 in Milestone United Church, with Rev. Mary Elford officiating. Interment followed in Milestone Cemetery. Her three grandsons and her three grandsons-in-law served as pallbearers. Frances' granddaughters read the scriptures and her grandsons conveyed all the grandchildren's love for Grandma in the eulogy.
Basil was born in Radville on September 11, 1918 and passed away in the Weyburn General Hospital on Christmas Eve, 1999 after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Ella, his oldest brother, Kenneth and oldest sister, Winnifred. Basil leaves to mourn Gladys, his wife of 60 years; his son, Jerry (Barb) and granddaughters: Sonia and Sheri of Edmonton; Raymond (Lois) and grandsons: Aaron (Tammy), Brett (Connie), and great granddaughters: Courtney and Breanne of Regina; his brother, Sterling (Beulah) of Claresholm, AB; and his sister, Floreen of Brockville, ON; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. One of Basil's greatest passions was sports, especially hockey and baseball. He loved working with the kids and coached both baseball and hockey for many years. When their youngest son, Raymond played hockey in the SJHL, many miles were put on as they criss crossed the province to watch him play. And in later years he took great pleasure and pride in watching his two grandsons play hockey and ball. Basil enjoyed being around people and loved to go to the Drop In for coffee and cards. And during the winter could almost always be found at the rink. He was a very active member of the Legion and also looked forward to Thursdays when he would sing with the Senior Choral Group in Weyburn. Basil was a real handyman who worked for many years as a carpenter and he was always ready, willing and able to help others with projects. He loved to be with his family and in the last few years most especially his two little great granddaughters, Courtney and Breanne. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 29 from the Yellow Grass United Church at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Lynda Harrison officiating. Interment followed at the Yellow Grass Cemetery. The active pallbearers were: Bobby Moule, Jack Hill, Artie Hennie, Tom, Doug and Randy Quigley. Honorary pallbearers were "all those who shared Basil's life." Members of the Royal Canadian Legion formed an Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Yellow Grass United Church, in his memory. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
George Edward Hoggan
Hoggan, George Edward, born December 28, 1925, died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, December 22, 1999. Predeceased by an infant son, Eugene in 1958, his only brother, Joseph Jr. in 1966, his only sister Ilone in 1970, his mother Mary in 1979 and his father Joseph in 1982. George leaves to mourn his wife of 53 years, Mary Hoggan; six children: Elaine (Art Moore), Kara and Dale of Weyburn; Neil (Debbie), Dallas and Lauren of Edmonton, AB; Brian (Debbie), Ryan, Linnette, Shealease of Weyburn; Rodney (Connie), Riley and Rhett of Regina; Donna (Dallas Jorde), Danielle and Joel of Turin, AB; Treena (Herman Isaac), Andrew, Tanner, Morgan and Jared of Weyburn; one great grandson Ty Jorde-Sakal of Turin, AB; and one niece, Gloria Shaw of Calgary, AB. George was the youngest child born to Mary and Joseph Hoggan in Bengough in December of 1926. They farmed at Roncott, SK. George attended school at Hexagon, SK. He worked with his father and brother on the family farm until he married Mary Dean in October of 1946. He and Mary farmed by Richie, SK until 1951. They had two children there. They then moved to a farm 3-1/2 miles N.E. of Bengough. Here they had four more children. Many happy times, good friendships and special memories were made in their time at Bengough. In 1975 George and Mary semi-retired to Weyburn. You could take the farmer off the farm, but you couldn't take the farmer out of him. So once George moved to Weyburn, he worked for several Cedoux area farmers and made many good friendships. George was a good husband, a good father, a good grandfather, and a wonderful friend. George kept himself busy all of the time. He was constantly on the go. He didn't like to be idle. George would do anything for anyone, no questions asked. He constantly gave of himself and never asked nor expected anything in return. His family was his life. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends, but he will be very fondly remembered. By George's request, there will not be a funeral. All who knew him will understand this. Cremation entrusted to Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn. Interment at a later date in Bengough Cemetery. For friends so wishing, donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.