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SASKATCHEWAN - Weyburn - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 100

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Waldo Gaylen Shupe

On Tuesday, January 26, 1999, Waldo Gaylen Shupe, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his parents Waldo and Iva Shupe; one sister-in-law Lois Shupe; and one brother-in-law Ken Ledbrook. Gaylen is survived by his wife Rae Shupe of Weyburn; two sons: Terry (Judy) Shupe of Calgary, and Robert (Carol) Shupe of Greensboro, NC; five grandchildren: Allison Kelly, Graham Shupe; Kristen, Ryan and Brandon Shupe; three brothers: Blaine (Beth) Shupe of Weyburn; Doug Shupe of Stettler, AB; and Jack (Lila) Shupe of Medicine Hat; two sisters-in-law: Doris Ledbrook of Weyburn; and Bernice (Al) Buchan of Regina; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service was held Friday, January 29, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. 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 Canadian Diabetes Association, in his memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.

Divina Bridgland

On Monday, February 1, 1999, Divina Bridgland (nee Hopkins) late of Yellow Grass, and formerly of the Toronto area, passed away at the age of 87 years. Divina was born in Esterhazy in 1911 and grew up in Stenen, achieved her ATCM degree in Regina and taught piano lessons in Stenen and the surrounding towns. She was an accomplished pianist and played for many weddings. She moved to Toronto in 1944 and worked as a civil servant until her retirement. Charles Bridgland and Divina were married in 1977 and they had 11 happy years of traveling and visiting relatives. Divina suffered a stroke in May of 1995 and moved to Beautiful Plains Villa in Yellow Grass in November 1995. Divina was predeceased by her husband Charles Bridgland; her parents Dolly and George Hopkins; sister Dorothy Ortwein; two brothers-in-law: Bill Ortwein and Bob Plummer and a nephew: Terry Plummer. Divina is survived by her step-daughter: Carol Bridgland; step-granddaughter Nicole; sister Bernardine Plummer; nieces: Joyce (Roy) Cross, Marilyn (Warner) Smith, Mary Gail Garwak; nephew George (Colleen) Ortwein; five great nieces; nine great nephews; one great great niece; as well as cousins and many friends in the Toronto area. A graveside service was held Friday, February 5, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating minister. All in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Grace United Church, Weyburn, in her memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.

Arthur Clint Christian

On January 26, 1999, Arthur Clint Christian, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 73 years. Predeceased by his parents, Clinton and Eleanor Christian; his wife Helen; one sister Ruby Christian; and one brother-in-law Gerhard Johnson. He leaves to mourn three sisters: Belva Johnson of Weyburn; Eleanor (Harvey) Larson of Weyburn; and Hazel (Emmanuel) Friess of Estevan; ten nieces and nephews; numerous great nieces and nephews; great great nieces and nephews; as well as many relatives and friends. Arthur was born March 9, 1925. He took his schooling at Beaubier, SK. Later working on the railroad then on road construction as well as helping on the farm until at which time he took up farming full time in the Beaubier district. In 1980 Arthur retired from farming due to ill health and moved into Weyburn. Funeral service was held Friday, January 29 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Vern Gammack, Wayne Olson, Quint Patrick and Tom Moore, members of the Weyburn BPO Elks formed an honor guard. The active pallbearers were: Laine Larson, Allen Larson, Bryan Freiss, Darrell Freiss, Ronald Lein, and Robert Sweeney. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association, or to a charity of the donor's choice, in his memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.

Omer Holles Roysum

Omer Holles Roysum passed away January 30, 1999 after a short illness. Omer was born on the farm September 4, 1931. He was predeceased by his parents, Oscar and Almyrah Roysum. He leaves to mourn his wife of 45 years, Lorraine; his two daughters, Debbie (Kitch) Milford of Carstairs, AB; and Gwen (Brent) Kaufmann of Regina; and his two sons, Garnet (Elaine) Roysum of Beaubier, SK; and Gaylord (Kelly) Roysum of Weyburn; seven grandsons and three granddaughters; his sisters: Fern Clausen of Beaubier, Delores (Duane) Larsen, Peggy (Herman) Johnson, Vivian (Robert) Johnson and Beverly (Sam) Locken, all of Weyburn; his father and mother-in-law, Merthen and Hattie Toso of Radville; as well as nieces, nephews and friends. Omer farmed on the family homestead with his dad. He also drove school bus for seven years, when his children first started school. Omer enjoyed mechanical work and passed on his passion to his sons and grandsons. He enjoyed his family very much and called his granddaughters his 'honey-buns'. He was an entertaining story teller, especially about days gone by. He had a unique way of expressing himself. In later years he enjoyed playing rummy with family and friends. Funeral service was held Tuesday, February 2 at 2:00 p.m. from Lake Alma Lutheran Church, with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment followed in Overland Cemetery, Lake Alma. Pallbearers were his grandsons: Chad Milford, Riley Milford, Tanner Kaufmann, Matt Kaufmann, Cory Roysum and Shane Roysum. Donations in his memory may be made to the Lake Alma Lutheran Church or the Canadian Cancer Society, in his memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.

Betsy Cullen

On Friday, March 12, 1999, Betsy Cullen, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital. Predeceased by her parents, Carl and Philomene Rainville; her first husband, Clement Carruthers; her son, Charles Carruthers; four brothers: Alfred, Jules, Roland and Marcellin Rainville; four sisters: Mary Joyal, Alice Picard, Estelle Rainville and Lucy Walsh. Betsy is survived by her husband, Terry Cullen of Weyburn; one niece, Florida Bekar of Gravelbourg; one nephew, Martin (Liliane) Joyal of Willowbunch; one sister-in-law, Mary Glen and one niece, Jane Simons, both of England; as well as several great nieces and nephews. Betsy was born in Willowbunch, where she grew up with four brothers and four sisters and received her education. She took nursing at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Regina and received her Nursing Diploma there. She then took her Psychiatric Nursing at the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn. On August 22, 1959 she married Terry Cullen in Weyburn. She was employed at the Saskatchewan Hospital for many years. Betsy belonged to the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Catholic Women's League, Registered Nurses Association and the Grey Nuns Alumni. She enjoyed cards, spending time at Kenosee Lake and being with friends and family. All family functions were special to her. The Grey Nuns reunions also meant a lot to Betsy. Prayers were said Monday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The Memorial Mass was held Tuesday, March 16, 2:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father John Mock celebrant. A private family interment will be held at a later date. 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.
Gerard Edward Garritty

Gerard Edward Garritty of St. Albert, AB passed away in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 77 years. Gerard is survived by his wife Helen of 60 years, four sons, six daughters, 31 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, two sisters Patricia Beard of Weyburn, and Gwen Guthiel of Estevan. Predeceased by his parents May and Charles Garritty, brothers Gordon, Bud and Bernie. A memorial service was held in Edmonton on January 2, 1999.

Edward Owen Thomas

On Thursday, March 11, 1999, Edward Owen Thomas, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Edward and Julie Thomas; his wife, "Winnie" on January 15, 1999; granddaughter, Sheila Thomas; son-in-law, Paul Picard; four brothers: John, Norman, Joe and George; three sisters: Gwen Brooks, Velma Kilpatrick and Bernice Scott. Owen is survived by his three children: Charlie (Alice) Thomas of Tantallon, SK; Mary Picard of Moose Jaw; and Bev Thomas of Regina; grandchildren: Lorraine (Allen) Kentz of Regina; Lynda (Kevin) Simpson of Weyburn; Terry Dahlman of Moose Jaw; Paula Tolley (Bob) of Moose Jaw; Candace Picard (Greg) of Moose Jaw; Randy (Brenda) Cheater of Regina; Naomi Magdaline (Robert) of Regina; eleven great grandchildren; two sisters: Elsie Moran of Moosomin and Verna Dube of Ottawa, ON; two brothers: Lloyd of Lethbridge and Griffith of Regina; and several nieces and nephews. Owen Thomas was born at Beausjeris, MB in 1915 to Edward and Julie Thomas. He was born into a large family. He received his education at Green Bay, MB, moving to Moosomin in 1926, and finishing his education there. Owen married Winnie Demorest in 1936 at Moosomin. In the early years he farmed at various places around Moosomin and Tantallon, during this time three children were born: Charlie, Mary and Beverly. He started working at the Grain Growers Elevator in 1955 in Rocanville, moving to Handsworth in 1959 to run the elevator there until 1981. He retired to Weyburn and worked for 4 1/2 years at Lightning Lube. During his younger years, Owen enjoyed playing ball and broom ball, curling and bowling. After retirement he became an avid TV sports fan. He enjoyed playing cards with his family and neighbours, and visiting with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 16 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in South Cemetery, Moosomin, with Grace Armstrong officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Bob Rice, Kevin Simpson, Allen Kentz, Randy Cheater, Gordon Gurney and Robert Chabot. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to the Alzheimer Association. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.

Frances Gertrude May Hill

On Monday, March 15, 1999, Frances Gertrude May Hill, late of Regina, and formerly of Regina Beach and Weyburn, passed away at the age of 66 years. Born April 27, 1932 in Ratcliffe, SK, Frances was predeceased by her parents: Ernest and Bertha Franklin and numerous aunts and uncles. Frances is survived by her loving husband and companion of 46 years, Clifford George Hill; sons: Mervin and Calvin (Bev); daughter, Janice and granddaughter Ronna; brother, Benjamin (Carolyn) Franklin; sisters: Hazel (Ken) Tripp and Charlotte (Art) Dament; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Frances and Cliff resided in Weyburn from 1952 until they retired in 1986 and moved to Regina Beach. They moved to Regina in 1997. While living in Weyburn, Frances enjoyed playing softball in her younger days and was an avid bowler until they moved to Regina Beach. She also loved gardening, both vegetables and flowers, enjoyed camping with friends and family and knitted many sweaters, afghans and other items for family and friends. Frances fought a long and courageous battle with emphysema. She was admitted to the Pasqua Hospital ICU in Regina on March 11 and died peacefully surrounded by love on the early morning of March 15, 1999. A memorial service was held Thursday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating. Cremation. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Donations can be made in her memory to the Lung Association of Saskatchewan. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.

Jean Margaret Beischel

Jean Margaret Beischel (nee Dean), passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on April 20, 1999 at the age of 88 years. She is the loving mother of sons, Jack (Lamoine) Hamrell of Calgary, and Grant (Ethel) Vestby of Tillsonburg, ON; grandchildren Curt (Wanetta) Hamrell and their daughter Sophia, Brent Hamrell, Todd Vestby and Cheryl (Craig) Brown and their children Derek and Jillian. Also survived by brother Fred Dean; sisters: Ann Henning, Jessie Goodwin and Helen Forsythe. Jean was predeceased by her husbands Roy Beischel, Henry Vestby and John Hamrell; brothers Gordon, Laird, Ken and Jack Dean; sister Myrtle Whittenborn and grandson Lance Hamrell. Funeral service was held at Fosters Garden Chapel Funeral Home, Calgary on Saturday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made directly to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements were in care of Foster's Garden Chapel Funeral Home, Calgary.

Forever Remembered

Frank Leck

It is with great sadness that the family of Frank Leck announces the passing of their beloved husband, father and grandfather on April 7, 1999 at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his parents Valentine and Agnes Leck; three sisters: Katie, Anna and Mary; and one brother, John. Frank is survived by his loving wife, Lucy Leck of Weyburn; his children: Diane (Dwight) McMillan of Weyburn; David (Betty) Leck of Weyburn and Susan (Duane) Steeves, of Estevan; six grandchildren: Wayde McMillan (Sue Stevenson) of Boston, MA, Tyler McMillan of Columbus, OH, Shane Steeves, of Estevan, Dustie Steeves of Calgary, AB, Darren Leck and Sarah Leck, both of Weyburn; as well as many nieces and nephews. Frank was born in Cedoux in 1909. He married Lucy Bukowski on October 9, 1939 and farmed in the Cedoux area for many years. In later life, Frank moved his family to Wyeburn. His interests and hobbies included gardening, music, crafts, but his most cherished enjoyment was spending time with his grandchildren. In 1977, when his health failed, he moved to the Souris Valley Extended Care Hospital. Prayers were said Friday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass was held on Saturday, April 10 at the St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weyburn with Father Francis Hengen Celebrant. Interment followed at Cedoux Community Cemetery. Nephew Ray Borys read the Psalms and grandchildren Wayde and Tyler McMillan read the eulogy. Active pallbearers were Larry Gunia, Al Wawro, Rod Finney, Johnny Knox, Curtis Borys and Dennis Mus. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. For friends wishing to express their sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangments were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.

Alfred "George" Keedwell

On Thursday, April 15, 1999, Alfred "George" Keedwell, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Sara Keedwell; four sisters: Hellen Robinson, Ruth Barnes, Laura Armstrong and Kathleen Keedwell. George leaves to mourn his loving wife of 65 years, Mary of Weyburn; two daughters: Justine Keedwell of Weyburn and Georgia Anne (Peter) Jensen of Weyburn; four grandsons: Trevor (Debbie) Jensen and their children: Brayden and Mikyla; Peter Jr. (Joanne) Jensen and their children: Colton, Kaylyn and Kelsey; Trent (Tina) Jensen and their children: Tanner, Codi and Christopher (Twyla Peterson) Jensen, as well as several nieces and nephews. Alfred was born January 20, 1904 in Virden, MB. He started school in Virden, then Wolseley and Saskatoon. He learned the meat cutting trade from his dad and then went to Brandon where he became a meat cutter. In 1929 he started with Safeways in Regina. In 1941 he took over his dad's meat shop in Grenfell, SK. He married Mary Biffle on June 28, 1934 in Regina. They had two daughters, Justine and Georgia. Alfred loved fishing. Their cottage is at Crooked Lake and he loved to spend the summer there with his 'boys.' He was a councilman at Grenfell, a 50 years member and had a life membership with the Masons-Grenfell, a member of the Eastern Star at Grenfell and Weyburn, and on the Board of Stuards for the United Church in Grenfell. In 1994 Alfred and Mary celebrated 60 years of marriage and this June would have been married for 65 years. They lived in Regina from 1934 to 1941, Grenfell from 1941 to 1986 and then Weyburn since 1986. A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 20 at 1:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment will be at a later date. All his grandsons were honorary pallbearers. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to a charity of the donor's choice, in his memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.

John William Hille

On Saturday, April 17, 1999 John William Hille, late of Weyburn passed away suddenly at the age of 67 years. John is survived by sons: David (Fran) Hille and Robert (Caroline) Hille; daughter Karen Torgunrud (Mark Weisgerber); grandchildren: Jeremy, Caitlin, Erika and Quinn; his former wife, Mary Lou Hille; and one sister, Jean (Julian) Leipy of Weyburn. At John's request, there will be no service. Memorials may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangments were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.

Edward James Cugnet

On Saturday, December 18, 1999, Edward James Cugnet, late of Weyburn, passed away accidentally at the age of 29 years. Predeceased by two grandfathers: Edward Cugnet and James A. Macleod; and by his uncle Fraser Macleod. Edward will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Jerry and Heather Cugnet of Weyburn; one brother, Bill Cugnet (Melissa and Josie Meyers) of Weyburn; and one sister, Sheila Cugnet (Levi Elanik) of Edmonton, AB; his two grandmothers: Mary Cugnet of Weyburn and Alice Macleod of Swift Current; one uncle Gary (Jan) Macleod of Medicine Hat, AB; one aunt, Myrna Campbell of Victoria, BC; special friends: Chris and Cory Rebrinsky of Stoughton; and Cory Hicks (Tara Keating) of Weyburn; as well as numerous great aunts, great uncles, cousins and friends. Ed was born March 25, 1970 at Weyburn. He attended Queen Elizabeth School, Junior High and Weyburn Comprehensive School, then on to the University of Saskatchewan in 1992 to 1993. Through his school years he enjoyed Karate, attaining a blue belt and swimming, getting his National Life Saving certificate and working as a life guard at the Weyburn Leisure Centre. Edward loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping. He enjoyed some time at Pointer Lake Lodge. He also took part in the Boundry Commission Wagon Trek for two years. Edward's interests included art, drawing and carving. He enjoyed landscaping and yard work. He enjoyed family and friends and could often be found at the coffee shop visiting. He was currently residing at the family farm at Ralph. One of his greatest enjoyments was his Harley Davidson motorcycle, and he took part in the Sturgis bike rally and the local Independent Riders tours around the area. He worked in the oilfield and was currently employed with Bonus Well Servicing. Edward had a unique sense of humour and always saw the brighter side of life and enjoyed life to the fullest. He is deeply loved and sadly missed by Mom, Dad, Bill, Sheila, family and friends. A memorial service was held Wednesday, December 22 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, for friends so wishing, donations may be made in his memory to the Weyburn Independent Riders Christmas Toy Run. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
I'm Free

Don't grieve for me,
for now I'm free.
I'm following the path God
has laid for me.
I took His hand when
I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love,
to work or play,
Tasks left undone
must stay that way.
I found that peace at
the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with
remembered joys,
A friendship shared,
a laugh, a kiss,
O yes, these things
I too will miss.
Be not burdened with
times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine
of tomorrow.
My life's been full,
I savored much,
Good friends, good times,
a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time
seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now
with undue grief.
Lift up your head and
share with me.
God wanted me now,
He has set me free.

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