Francis "Frank" Xavier Dufour
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Francis "Frank" Xavier Dufour, on Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at Weyburn General Hospital, Weyburn. Predeceased by his father and mother, Walter and Kathleen Dufour. Frank leaves to mourn his loving wife, Patricia Dufour of Weyburn, and his children: Dr. Don (Bernie) Dufour of Weyburn, and their children: Laura (Jason) Hudson, Debra, Sarah, Anita and Frances; Paul (Pattie) Dufour of Winnipeg and their children: Dennis, James and Danielle; Sandra (Mike) Forsythe of Winnipeg and their children: Rachelle, Ryan and Jennifer; his brothers and sisters: Edward (Searle) Dufour of Regina; Lorena Tuepah of Regina; Bernice Dunsmoor of Calgary; Larry (Helen) Dufour of Saskatoon; and Joseph (Marg) Dufour of Regina Beach; as well as many nieces and nephews. Frank was born to Walter and Kathleen Dufour in Stenen, SK on July 29, 1925. He lived briefly in Fife Lake, then moved to Regina in 1938. He received his education at the Holy Rosary School in Regina, then on to Campion College. In WW II Frank served in the R.C.N.V.R. He was a salesman for Dufour Wilson Motors and was employed by the Province of Saskatchewan with Weights and Measures. On June 11, 1949 Frank married Patricia Shevon at the Holy Rosary Cathedral in Regina. In 1952 Frank and Pat moved to Weyburn where Frank operated a Texaco Bulk Station for 30 years then owned and operated Four Corner Tire Service. Frank was very involved in community service. He was the president of the Young Fellows Club, served on the separate school boards - charter member, United Appeal executive, Toastmasters Club and Lions Club, member of the Rotary and Elks. Frank was alderman for seven years for the City of Weyburn. He was president of the Royal Canadian Legion until 1979, secretary manager of Weyburn Branch #47 for five years, Zone Commander for six years. Frank's involvement in the St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church included Grand Knight in 1959, 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus and Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. His hobbies were boating, snowmobiling and walking. Prayers were said Friday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Saturday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were Dan Dufour, Dennis Dufour, James Dufour, Dr. Warren Dufour, Geoff Dufour and Terry Tuepah. The Knights of Columbus formed an honor guard and members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47 held a Last Post Service. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Stained Glass Window Fund, in his memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Daryl Dennis Hennessy
Daryl Dennis Hennessy of Carnduff and Griffin passed away in his sleep on March 9, 1999 in Weyburn. Daryl was born in Radville on December 6, 1950. Daryl was a voracious reader. His well known eclectic interests ranged through carpentry, gardening, landscaping, geography, social justice, health care and many creative endeavours. His family will forever be grateful to him for the wonderful care he gave to his mother. He was predeceased by his father, Dennis, his mother, Joyce McNaughton, one brother, Timothy, one sister, Marylee, grandparents, uncles and special friends. Left to remember the good times are: four brothers Terry of Griffin, Brian (Kim) and daughters (Deanna, Elizabeth, Rae Ann) of Calgary, Mike (Susan) and son (Austyn), Tom and sons (Justice, Tanner), and one sister Sharon Preston (Ken) and children (Jody, Dana) of Fort Francis, ON; uncles, aunts and cousins. A graveside service will be held at Fairlight in the summer. May he rest in peace.
Walter Stanley Bailey
Walter Stanley Bailey, born March 26, 1927, passed away suddenly March 12, 1999. He was predeceased by an older brother Norman and his mother Mrytle Bailey of Weyburn. He is survived by his loving wife Beverley of Burlington, ON, his father J.C. Bailey, Weyburn, three brothers: Roy (Helen), Bengough, Ray (Ruth), Weyburn, John (Rose), Bedford, Texas; five sisters: Marie (Les) Nixon, Weyburn, Mavis (Kohzoh) Stonefield, Guelph, ON, Carol (Mark) Berger, Edmond, OK, Debbie (Bill) Vandermeer, London, ON, Margo (Don) Maxwell, Elbow, SK. Born at Wardsville, ON, spent most of his youth in Radville. Taught school at North Gladmar, Ceylon and Radville. Most of his career was spent medical textbook publications. Retired as Pres. of W.B. Saunders Medical Publications. Funeral service was held in Vineland, ON Tuesday, March 16. A memorial service will be held in the Church of Christ, Weyburn, Friday, March 19 at 2 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Friends so wishing may make donations to Western Christian College, Box 5000, Dauphin, MB R7N 2V5.
Arthur Oliver Arneson
Arthur Oliver Arneson passed away March 3, 1999 in Hudson Bay, SK at the age of 88 years. Art was born October 26, 1910 at Parry, SK to John and Bertha Arneson. He was the fifth of nine children. Art married Winnie Sambrook December 21, 1935. They moved north in 1937 where Art held various jobs in the Carragana area including logging, farming and working at the Co-op. Art and Winnie had two children, Shirley and Marvin. Another daughter, Deanne, joined the family in 1960. Art and Winnie moved to Hudson Bay in 1970 where Art worked for MacMillan Bloedel until his retirement in 1982. Art had a great love of music: both playing music and dancing. He shared his love for music with many people over the years through square dancing, old time dancing, playing for dances and teaching dance lessons. His violin and other musical instruments were his prized possessions and brought many hours of enjoyment. Art was predeceased by his parents in 1947, one brother and three sisters, and his son, Marvin in 1993. He is survived by his wife, Winnie; daughters Shirley (Jay) Hitchcock and Deanne Cairns; daughter-in-law, Gale Arneson; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A service of remembrance was held Saturday, March 6 at 2 p.m. in St. Stephen's United Church, Hudson Bay, with pastor Jack Bylsma officiating. The memorial guest book was attended by Vivian Shepherd and Cindy Kuzek. Edna Whitrow gave a touching tribute to Art's life. The Community Choir, accompanied by Cheryl Palko on the piano, led the congregation in a selection of favorite hymns. Lunch and fellowship followed. A committal service was held at the Carragana Presbyterian Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons: Blaine and Darryl Hitchcock and Chris Arneson, nephew Stan Doughty, and family friends Ron Shepherd and Russell Kuzek. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Blair's Funeral Home.
Rozina "Rose" Dorwart
On Monday, February 22, 1999, Rozina "Rose" Dorwart, late of Weyburn passed away at the age of 86 years. Rose was born on December 23, 1912 in a German speaking community in Romania. She was the second child of Cristof and Rebecca Scholp. Their community was shattered by W.W. I and in 1929 the family emigrated to a new life in the Bateman area of Sask. On October 18, 1934 Rose married August Dorwart and in 1942 they moved to the South Weyburn district to begin farming on their own. Rose did everything around the farm from taking care of livestock, working out in the field with August to finding time for her vegetable garden and flowers. But life was not all work, there were the summer holidays with her family or just dancing and listening to music with family and friends. In 1974 health considerations led to leaving the farm to move into Weyburn and final retirement in 1978. The whole family was involved in building their new house on 13th Street. Rose and August started going south for the winter, getting involved in bowling, cards and coffeeing with friends and neighbors. Life was filled with church, singing in the choir, baking, handicrafts and helping with the grandchildren. August passed away in 1989 and in 1990 Rose moved to Rhineland Towers. On January 19 she was hospitalized and passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She will be remembered for her soft heart, and her special relationship with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She showed her love in many ways whether it was a hug, a pair of hand knit slippers, or some of her wonderful German food. Rose was predeceased by her parents, Christopher and Rebecca Scholp; her husband, August Dorwart; three sisters, one brother; and one great granddaughter, Krista Whiteside. Rose is survived by three daughters: Florence (Ron) Benning of Weyburn; Evelyn (Lawrence) Forand of Calgary; and Rosalie (Dorlyn) Killian of Weyburn; 15 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; one brother, Martin (Evelyn) Scholp of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were said Tuesday, February 23 from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral service was held Wednesday, February 24 at 2:30 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were all those people in attendance. The active pallbearers were her grandsons: Rod Benning, Lorne Forand, Kevin Benning, Glen Killian, Blaine Forand and Miles Killion. The eulogy was given by Pat Larsen and Kevin Benning, grandchildren of Rose. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to the Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund, or a charity of choice 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 on Thursday, February 25, 1999 at the age of 54 years. 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 Eslinger, stepfather Bob Eslinger, daughter Lisa (Bob) McGregor, and grandchildren Tommy, Megan and Amy; 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 Jorjensen 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."
Louis Charles Ernest Jesse
On Friday, February 26, 1999, Louis Charles Ernest Jesse, late of Pangman, SK passed away at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his father Charles Albert Edward and mother Nora Kathleen; sister Winnifred Muriel; and brother Harold George. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 56 years, Edith of Pangman; three sons: Charles (Myra) Jesse of Pangman and her children: Kelly (Lynn), and Aeron (Tracy); George (Barb) Jesse of Drinkwater, SK. and their children: Twyla and Jinnel; Lloyd (Donna) Jesse of Medicine Hat, AB, and their children: Christopher, Angela and Andrea; brother-in-law Oscar (Runey) Mangel of Ashern, MB; sisters-in-law: Hilda (Jim) Clark of Moosehorn, MB; Frieda Clark of Grahamdale, MB; and Irma Miller of Caledonia, ON; and many nieces and nephews. Louis Jesse was born in Southampton, England on September 1, 1910. He emigrated to Canada with his parents and brother on March 13, 1914. He helped his father on the farm where they homesteaded near Amulet. He walked to town to attend Amulet school with classmates Joe and Francis Bond. He dreyed coal and water to the local schools and businesses in the community. Louis continued these jobs from 1930 to 1954 and often relayed tales of unloading a rail car for two days before delivering it. Louis married Edith Mangel on April 30, 1943 at Winnipeg. They lived in the local agriculture community of Amulet while taking up residence in three separate farm sites at different times of his life. Louis was on many community boards; Sask. Agriculture, secretary of the Sheep Association for Khedive, Amulet Wheat Pool secretary for 14 years and secretary of the Amulet Co-op from 1940-1963. He maintained positions on the Ogema telephone Board and Weyburn Home Care Board for five years. He held a membership on the Anglican Church Vestry and Peoples Warden. He had strong important values and high morals, which he carried with him until his death. Louis was totally dedicated to nature, animals and farming. He also had a very strong commitment to his family. He loved gardening and worked the soil at every opportunity. He enjoyed celebrating family functions, including celebrating their 35th and 50th wedding anniversaries. Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 3 at 3:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church with Rev. Tom Collings officiating. Interment followed in Amulet Cemetery, Amulet, SK. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Keith Warren, Tom Webb, George Murray, Albert Webb, Michel Madigan, and Parry Johnson. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Association; Diabetic Association; or the Deep South Personal Care Home, Pangman in his memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Carl Reinhold Dechant
On Friday, February 26, 1999 Carl Reinhold Dechant, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 72 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Reinhold and Hilda Dechant; one brother, Walter and one sister-in-law, Polly Dechant. Carl is survived by his brothers and sister: Arthur Dechant, Ralph Dechant, Ernest Dechant, Clifford Dechant and Grace Dechant, all of Weyburn. Carl was born to Reinhold and Hilda nee Wuttke on November 24, 1926 on the family farm. He was the youngest of the brothers, and was soon followed by sister Grace. He grew up in the Colfax District, attending Diamond School through grade 8, and completing grade 12 at Colfax High School with Mr. Bob Plummer as principal. Carl joined father and brother Art back on the farm, but soon moved to Regina to train under Joe Andrews for the CPR Police Service. He loved this work, but was injured when struck by a car while in the line of duty. Carl worked for the Francis Co-op for many years, and then with Canada Wire and Cable for the last 15 years of his career. Along with the rest of his family, Carl was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Francis. He was baptized and confirmed there by Pastor Birr, and worshipped regularly until moving to Weyburn. Carl also belonged to the Royal Canadian Legion, and was active in hockey, curling, baseball and softball. After his knee injury, he took up coaching the girl's softball team, which he enjoyed for many years. Except for the difficulties from his injured knee, Carl was always healthy and strong. This changed about four years ago when his hip broke in a fall. Though he recovered, he was never completely well again and was diagnosed recently with extensive cancer in the bones. He calmly received the news from his doctor of his condition, and made final arrangements with his family members before passing away peacefully later that same evening. A memorial service was held Wednesday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment at a later date in Regina Memorial Gardens. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion served as an honor guard. 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.
Dorothy Muriel Westling
On Thursday, February 25, 1999 Dorothy "Dorie" Muriel Westling, late of Yellow Grass, passed away at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Annabella Blackburn; and two sisters: Jean Blackburn and Phoebe Erickson. Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Archie Westling of Weyburn; one son, Terry (Karen) Westling of Yellow Grass; one daughter, Donna (Blair) Johnstone of Yellow Grass; grandchildren: Jason (Z), Julie (Jason), Shauna, Erin, Curtis and Brady; great grandchildren: Cassie, Brody, Brett, Maggie, Burke and Bayley Alexis; one brother-in-law, Eldon (Verna) Westling of Lethbridge, AB; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dorie was born and raised in the Creelman area, and took all her schooling at Creelman. She lived on the farm with her two sisters, then moved to Regina where she worked as a cook. On October 24, 1946 she married Archie Westling at Creelman. They lived on a farm near Forward, SK then at Brooking, SK and then moved to Yellow Grass in 1959. Dorie was a member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and was secretary-treasurer for several years. She belonged to the Yellow Grass United Church and was a member of the Lily Circle. Dorie enjoyed knitting and crocheting, she maintained an immaculate house and yard, and loved her flower garden. She liked playing bingo and cribbage, and enjoyed going to the Golden Harvest Center. She also enjoyed travelling about on her scooter these last two years. She and Archie were married 52 years, and the family had a lovely celebration on their 50th wedding anniversary in 1996. Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 2, at 2:00 p.m. from the Yellow Grass United Church with Rev. Lynda Harrison officiating. Interment followed in Yellow Grass cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Legion and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. The active pallbearers were: Ken Balzer, Doug Hennie, Barry Johnstone, Grant Palmer, Dale Wallin and Ronald Westling. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to Yellow Grass United Church or to the Alzheimer Association. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
Russell George Middleton
Russell George Lawrence Middleton, of Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, Weyburn, formerly of Lang, passed away on March 2, 1999 in his 87th year. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Nellie Middleton; sisters: Velma Middleton and Ella Harris; brothers: Bob (Helen) and Harold Middleton. He leaves to mourn his sisters: Irene (Stuart) Carson of Bowmannville, ON and sister-in-law, Ethel Middleton of Regina. He will be lovingly remembered by his niece, Lorraine (Ernest) Elder of Weyburn; nephew, Bob (Valerie) Middleton; niece, Connie Middleton, all of Regina; niece, Carol (Brian) O'Byrne of Prince George, BC; as well as many other nieces and nephews. He lived all his life in the Lang district occupied in the farming industry. In later years, he moved to Weyburn. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating. Cremation with interment to follow at a later date. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to a charity of their choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Wanda Jean Gawel
On Monday, May 8, 2000, Wanda Jean Gawel, late of Weyburn, passed away at Regina General Hospital at the age of 79 years. Wanda was predeceased by her parents, John and Katherine Kopec; her husband, Harry; two sons: Robert and Kenneth; and one brother, Frank Kopec. Wanda will be sadly missed by her three children: one daughter, Patricia (Darwin) Hoimyr of Carlyle; two sons: Ronald Gawel and Jacob (Pearl) Gawel, both of Cedoux; and one daughter-in-law, Barbara Gawel of Portage La Prairie, MB; 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; grandchildren: Travis Hoimyr and Melissa Hoimyr, both of Carlyle; Kelly (Becky) Gawel of Cedoux; Desiree Gawel of Yorkton; Cyndi (Ken) Toews and children Emily and Joel of Portage La Prairie, MB; Jennifer (Phil Lozinski) of Winnipeg, MB; Krista (David) Kuarsing and son Joshua of Winnipeg; Shelley (Dean) Paslawski and sons: Tyler and Tanner of Choiceland, SK; David Gawel of Kipling; Jason Gawel and daughter Kianna of Yellow Grass; Darren Gawel of Cedoux; Darla Gawel (David Kolisnek) and children Rylan and Shaelyssa of White Fox, SK; two brothers: Leo (Rose) Kopec of Weyburn; and Stanley (Ruth) Kopec of Vancouver, BC; two sisters: Edna Wallace of Red Deer, AB and Kay McLellan of New Westminster, BC; one brother-in-law Henry (Ruth) Gawel of Montello, Wisc.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Wanda was born November 4, 1920 on the family homestead near Cedoux, the oldest of six children born to John and Katherine Kopec. She attended school in Cedoux, later working as a waitress in Yellow Grass for a time. On February 8, 1941 she married Harry Gawel. They farmed in the Cedoux area raising five children. They continued to farm until Harry's passing in 1982. Wanda then purchased a home in Weyburn where she resided until her passing. In Weyburn, Wanda was very fortunate in having good neighbors live next to her. Wanda enjoyed doing embroidery in her younger years. She enjoyed the farm, expecially horses. She loved gardening and growing flowers, entertaining family and friends, playing cards, growing house plants, watching the Price is Right and playing bingo. Prayers were said on Thursday, May 11 at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Mary Ann Seitz as Lay Presider. Funeral service was held Friday, May 12 at 11:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Father Francis Hengen as Celebrant. Active pallbearers were grandsons: David Gawel, Jason Gawel, Darren Gawel, Kelly Gawel, Travis Hoimyr and Ken Toews. Interment took place at the Cedoux Community Cemetery. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in Wanda's memory to the Cedoux Community Cemetery, Box 1299, Weyburn, Sask. S4H 3J9. We the family of Wanda Gawel would like to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Allan Fong and the nursing staff in ER and the ICU at Weyburn General Hospital as well as Dr. Moodily at Regina General Hospital, to family and friends and neighbors for their comforting support and expressions of sympathy, for cards, food, flowers sent, phone calls and donations given in her memory. A special thank you to Evelyn and Norman Gates for being such caring and observant neighbors to our mother. Your concern and action enabled us to be with our mother in her final hours and say goodbye. Thank you to Father Hengen for his comforting words, to Mary Ann Seitz for presiding at prayers and reading the eulogy, to the choir and to St. Mary's Altar Society for providing the lunch, and to the pallbearers. Thank you to Fletcher Funeral Chapels for your thoughtfulness and professional service and to the participants of the Cedoux Cemetery Committee for all your assistance. With appreciation, Ron, Jack, Pat and families. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Audrey Von Sprecken
Audrey Von Sprecken, late of Fillmore, was released from her courageous battle with cancer into the loving arms of her Lord and Saviour. Audrey passed away peacefully at Fillmore Health Center on Thursday, May 11, 2000 at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by her husband, John in October 1996; parents Rudy and Harry Clay; four brothers: Emery, Herbert, Russell and Gerald and one sister, Esther Hart. Audrey (nee Clay) was born on the family farm at Fillmore on September 3, 1923. Audrey attended Garnet school, Creelman school and later business school in Weyburn. On June 1, 1943, Audrey married John Von Sprecken of Innes, SK. They farmed ten miles south of Fillmore where they raised three children and enjoyed many wonderful years together. Audrey thrived on her family and loved gardening and yard work. Our memories will always go back to the many holiday gatherings where Audrey prepared feasts that were always a labour of love. In 1976 they retired to Fillmore where they renovated her parents' home. Their yard was picturesque with flower and vegetable gardens blooming all summer and snow sculptures during the winter. They had a cottage at White Bear Lake where they spent many summers enjoying the outdoors. They enjoyed their frequent trips to Edmonton to see their children and grandchildren, as well as traveling to the Maritimes, British Columbia, Hawaii and trips to the States. However, to them there was no place like home, where canning, prepared by loving hands, lined the shelves and the smell of homemade bread greeted you at the door. Audrey will always be remembered as a devoted and caring mother and grandmother. She is lovingly remembered by her three children: Judy (Norm) Riddell of Carlyle; Don (Liz) Von Sprecken of Fillmore; and Gary (Irene) Von Sprecken of Edmonton, AB; her nine grandchildren: Sheri (Jeff) Summers of Athabasca, AB; Curtis Von Sprecken of Kenosee Lake; Cindy (Greg) Burrows of Wellington, New Zealand; Derek (Lydia) Riddell of Calgary, AB; Jody (Jeff) Sterzuk of Regina; Jared (Tammie) Riddell of Calgary; Jill, Tessa, Megan Von Sprecken of Edmonton; and her seven great grandchildren: Michaele, Mitchell and Mathew Summers; Jonathan and Jessica Riddell; Taylor and Lauryn Sterzuk. Audrey is also survived by one brother, Henry Clay of Vancouver, BC; two special nephews: Ron Wilson of Prince Albert; and Sidney Wilson of Duncan, BC; one brother-in-law, Hugo Sprecken of Griffin; and sisters-in-law: Hertha Klapstein of Edmonton, and Florence Sprecken of Weyburn. At Audrey's request, cremation, with a private family service was held Monday, May 15 at 11:00 a.m. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home, Weyburn, with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating. Private family interment will follow at a later date. In memory of Audrey, donations may be made to Fillmore Union Health Centre, Fillmore, Sask. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.