Edwin "Ed" Appenheimer passed away peacefully at Weyburn General Hospital, February 6, 1999 after battling with cancer for the past few years, at the age of 77. Predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Theresa Appenheimer; three brothers: Leon, Frank and Ernest; sisters: Frieda, Elsie, Rose, Eva and Emma-Jean. He is survived by his wife, Jean of Midale; five children: sons: Allan (Angie) Appenheimer of Abbotsford, BC; and David of Lloydminster, AB; daughters: Betty (Rick) Mailhiot of Virden, MB; Teresa (Kerry) Leckie of Lloydminster, AB; and Heather Runje of Vancouver; seven grandchildren: Melissa, Terrice, Kellsey, Jake, Matthew, Aaron and Paige; brother Herb (Ruby) Appenheimer of Calgary; sister-in-law, Jean Appenheimer of Cupar; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ed was born in Markinch, SK and grew up on a mixed farm near there. He took most of his formal education at a small country school in Markinch, SK. On November 3, 1962 Ed married Jean Schick and their marriage was blessed with five children and lasted 36 years. Ed and Jean began their family in Southey, where they lost their home to a fire. Following this devastation, they moved to Pangman, Macoun, Midale and Weyburn. His quest for knowledge was his main passion and he loved to read, especially the hockey news. Ed was an avid sports fan, who thoroughly enjoyed watching hockey, football and baseball games. He was active in various associations such as Pro-Life, Healthy Horizons and local parent-teacher associations. Ed was a great supporter of agricultural causes and politically active with the Reform Party. Family gatherings with his 15 children and grandchildren were always a source of joy for Ed. Funeral service was held Tuesday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m. from First Baptist Church, Midale, with Pastor Dwayne Harms officiating. Interment followed in Westphalia Cemetery, Midale. Pallbearers were Wayne Appenheimer, Graham Haus, Grant Haus, Don Neuls, Gerald Blierot and Lynden Schick. In lieu of flowers, for friends so wishing, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church or to Mainprize Manor, Midale. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Wilmer George Hausch
On Wednesday, February 3, 1999, Wilmer George Hausch, late of Creelman, passed away at the age of 70 years. Predeceased by his parents, George and Ella Hausch; his wife, Alice Hausch; two brothers: Duncan Hausch and Norman Hausch; three sisters: Ruby Driver, Marion Harris and Verna Sander. Wilmer is survived by a daughter, Joleen Hausch of Burnaby, BC; grandchildren: Tammy Hausch, Tanya Hausch and Whalen Hausch, all of Burnaby; great grandchildren: Tess Hausch and Tamara Hausch; one sister, Erla (Don) Kokx of Joshua Tree, Calif; brothers and sisters-in-law: Curly Harris of Pilot Butte; Patty Hausch of Alberta; Gertie Hausch of Weyburn; and Ernie Sander of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. Wilmer was born April 17, 1928 on the family farm near Creelman. He grew up on the farm and attended the rural school of Crieff. Because his mother passed away when he was only eight months old, his three older sisters helped to raise him. He lived in Creelman all of his life. Wilmer worked at various jobs throughout his life, mainly at construction or general handyman jobs. He enjoyed playing cards, especially crib and whist. When he was in better health, he grew a huge vegetable garden which usually produced enough vegetables to last him the winter. A special highlight in his life was travelling to Vancouver to visit his family. He was able to go a few times before his failing health forced him to stay close to home. He was able to stay at home with the help of Home Care. The family would like to thank home care, who helped him during the last few years. Special thanks to Janet Carnegie and Lavonne Duxbury who both seemed to have a special understanding of the type of man he was. Funeral service was held Tuesday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m. from Creelman United Church with Rev. Brian Burke officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Gordon Johnston, Jim Carnegie, Willie Carnegie, Keith Tordiff, Ray Tully and Jim Greig. 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.
Dennis Francis Victor Gregory
On Saturday, February 6, 1999, Dennis Francis Victor Gregory, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by his wife, Lois Agnes; his parents Joseph and Deborah Gregory; two brothers: Larry and Mark Gregory; and three sisters; Chris, Deborah and Grace. Dennis is survived by his children: Dennene (Barry) Burton; Jack (Janet) Gregory; Dennis (Dianne) Gregory, all of Calgary; and Paul (Louanne) Gregory of Regina; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; four sisters: Jean (Ike) Buckner of Weyburn; Florence Rozon of Assiniboia; Lillian (George) Dexter of Calgary; and Louise Stoughton of Vancouver; as well as many nieces and nephews. Dennis was born January 29, 1923 at Weyburn, the youngest of a family of 10, seven girls and three boys. His father was J.D. Gregory, a painter and decorator in Weyburn. He received his schooling in Weyburn, graduating from Weyburn Collegiate Institute in 1939, and attended R.A.F. Wireless school in Montreal. During the war he was a radio mechanic in the R.A.F. stationed in Montreal, Lachine Quebec, and coastal BC. On August 24, 1946, Dennis married Lois Bracey in Verwood, SK. They lived a brief time in Dauphin, MB, then moved to Weyburn where Dennis was the manager of the Eaton's Store from the mid 1950's until the store closure in 1987. Dennis was widely read in local and national topics, he enjoyed reading about local history and travel. Dennis was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Knights of Columbus, as well as a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish. The funeral mass was held Saturday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father John Mock celebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: John Sabourin, Larry Dally, Mark Belanger, Don Grant, Mark Gregory and Ken Dean. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47 held a Last Post Service. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Arthritis Society, in his memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
James Edward Rose
James Edward Rose, late of Stoughton, passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital surrounded by family, February 6, 1999 at the age of 76 years. Jim was born November 21, 1922. He loved people, farm work and life. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Teddy and Mary Rose; uncles: Frank Rose, Harv Cull, Arthur Cull and Bill Cull; aunts: Helen Pegelow, Harriet Shafer and Irene Cull; one sister, Marjory Smith; one brother-in-law, Elwood Smith; and one son-in-law, Jim Popplestone. Jim was the loved and loving husband of Bertha (nee MacDonald); proud father of daughters Cheryl Popplestone of Pilot Mound, MB; Bette (Peter) Greidanus of Lethbridge, AB; very proud grandpa of Jackie (Rudy Plooy) and Giselle Popplestone; Dorothy (Dave) Warner; Marc, Shareen, Julie and Carlynne Greidanus; great granddaughters: Danielle and Victoria Warner; two brothers Ernest (Lillian) Dickey, and Bill (Muriel) Rose his life-long farming partner; two sisters, Kay (Donald) Allan and Carrie (Edward) Knight; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing was held Thursday, February 11 at 11:30 a.m. from the Heward Hall with interment following at 1:00 p.m. in Heward Cemetery. A memorial service to celebrate Jim's life was held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 11 from Grace United Church, Stoughton with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Chester Ray, Floyd Hemphill, Dave Hemphill, Lyall McKee, Mac Allan, Art Mowles, Walter Seabrook and Leslie (Chief) Ray. The active pallbearers were Roy Obst, Clarry Cameron, Alex Allan, Ralph Dickie, Ralph Hemphill and Nolan Wallace. Donations in Jim's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor's choice, in his memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
Cecil Reid passed away suddenly February 10, 1999 at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 81 years. Cecil Edward Reid was born at Ogema, SK in 1917. He took his schooling in Ogema. He enlisted when the war broke out and was in the army 'C' Platoon 4th Canadian Armored Brigade Company R.C.A.S.C. for six years. After the war Cecil bought a farm at Glasnevin, SK and farmed there until 1994, when he and his wife moved to Weyburn. Cecil was predeceased by his mother and father, William and Berthelda Reid; one sister, Merle Waffle and one brother-in-law, Roy Peterson. He is survived by his loving wife, Elsie; and a stepson Merv (Elaine) Pearson of Drayton Valley, AB; one brother, Clare (Stella) Reid of Imperial, SK; two sisters Edith Peterson of Regina, and Dorothy (Dick) Cox of Webb, SK; and many more friends and relatives, nieces, nephews, cousins and step grandchildren. Funeral service was held Monday, February 15 at 1:30 p.m. from the Weyburn Community Free Methodist Church with Pastor Merv Switzer officiating. Interment followed in Ogema Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Darcy Reid, Donald Reid, Dennis Dorgan, Gilbert Trithdart, Jason Frey and Terry Webb. 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.
Alice Gertrude Comba
Alice Gertrude Comba passed away Monday, February 15, 1999 at the Beverely Center in Calgary, AB. She is survived by her loving family: one son Garth Leslie Comba of Toronto; one daughter Karen (Ron) Nichols; one grandson Ken (Corri); one great grandson Tyler, all of Calgary; four brothers: Hugh, George, Don and Gerald as well as three sisters: Evelyn, Norma, Verna. She was predeceased by her husband George Leslie Comba on August 20, 1977 and one infant daughter, Avis; three sisters, Ellen, Edith, Gladys, and one brother Frederick. A memorial service will be held Monday, February 22 at Hillsdale Alliance Church, 3575 Hillsdale Street, Regina, commencing at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park. Arrangements by Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Calgary.
Thomas Laverne Farr
Thomas Laverne Farr of Saskatoon passed away at St. Paul's Hospital on May 4, 2000. Tom was predeceased by his grandparents, Annie and Earl Farr of Ogema and William and Caroline Thompson of Lake Alma. As well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. Tom is survived by his son Ken (Shelley), grandchildren, Dustin, Danielle of Kelowna, BC. Parents Fred and Clara Farr of Ogema, siblings Roger and Howard Farr of Ogema, and Nancy (Myles) Schaefer of Saskatoon and several nieces and nephews. Tom grew up on his parents' farm near Ogema and took his schooling there. he apprenticed in auto body with his uncle, Roy Farr in Fairview, Montana and finished his training at S.T.I. in Moose Jaw. In 1965 Yom married Connie Potts from Weyburn and they lived there for several years while Tom worked for Barber Motors and Trio Auto Body. Their son Kenneth Murray was born in 1968. They later moved to Calgary where Tom remained until 1996, Tom and Connie later divorced. While in Calgary, Tom worked in auto body and then for the City of Calgary. One of his greatest achievements was being chosen out of the top ten auto body men in Calgary to paint a Rolls Royce the Queen rode in while visiting Calgary. Tom was always very active even though his diabetes took the sight of his right eye. His pride and joy was his canary yellow Corvette and speedboat. Treasure hunting with his metal detector and flea marketing were other passions of Tom's. Elvis had a lasting effect on Tom; he was a life long fan. Tom played bass for the Varitones in his earlier years and music continued to be an important part of his life. Tom's last years were spent living in the Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saska-toon, when a stroke restricted his ability to communicate and get around. He found great joy in his visits with his two-year-old niece Makenzie, watching her grow. Tom loved to have company and still managed to keep his sense of humor throughout his ordeal of failing health. A memorial service was held on Thursday, May 11 at 2 p.m. from Ogema United Church, with inurnment at Ogema cemetery. Rev. Linda Harrison officiated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association of Regina, 4420 Albert St., Regina, Sask. S4S 6B4. Arrangements entrusted to Paragon Funeral Services, Regina.
Regena Sophie Lund
On Monday, May 8, 2000, Regena Sophie Lund, of Lake Alma, passed away at Crocus Plains Villa in Weyburn at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her parents, John and Engeberg Johnson, her husband Olaf Lund, one son Elmer Lund, one son in infancy, Charles Lund, one daughter, Lorraine Petersen; stepmother; two sisters; two brothers; three half brothers. Regena is survived by her daughter, Lillian (Robert) Pohle of Weyburn; her son, Marvin Lund of Lake Alma; son-in-law, Norman Petersen (Arlene) of Lake Alma; nine grandchildren and their families; 23 great grandchildren; six half sisters; three half brothers; two sisters-in-law; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Regena was born at Watford City, North Dakota, on May 28, 1910. She came to the Lake Alma area in 1912, and later attended school at Highland View district. As did many young ladies, Regena worked for various neighbors in the area, and she was not on a 40 hour week. The lack of the amenities we have now made for a lot of hard work, but she was diligent in her work. In 1930 Regena married Olaf Lund, and they farmed together as they raised the blessings of their marriage, namely Elmer, Charles, Lillian, Marvina and Lorraine. Her love for gardening made her work, which was hard, seem lighter, and since it was for her family, it was her way of showing her love for them. In pioneer days, food was a precious commodity, and Regena enjoyed cooking and baking. Her love for her family was shown in the kitchen, but she also taught her children the importance of sharing what you are able. "Nobody ever left her house hungry, even if they were strangers," is a gift she gave to her family. In 1982, Olaf passed away after over 50 years of marriage. Regena however, continued on as usual, doing what she was able to help. Her love was the farm, but when she began having some difficulty in walking, she retired to the Crocus Plains Villa. It may not be totally true to call it retirement, since she continued to crochet and do other crafts. She took part in the daily activities, and always enjoyed a visit with anyone with whom she could show her creations and her pictures of her family. Funeral service was held Wednesday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m. from Lake Alma Lutheran Church with Rev. Martin Olson officiating. Organist was Melanie Hoimyr and Dennis and Ceta Rude sang a duet. Interment followed in Saron Cemetery, Lake Alma. Pallbearers were Leonard Ulledalen, Harlan Throssel, Alvern Hoimyr, Elmer Fuhro, Blaine Lund and Wade Lund. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in her memory to the Lake Alma Lutheran Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
On Monday, May 8, 2000, Laura Gosselin, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her parents, Hector and Florence Foulkes; her husband, Alex Gosselin, September 1981; one son, Robert Gosselin in 1992; one daughter-in-law, Gloria Gosselin; three brothers Alvin, Hector and Arthur Foulkes; one sister, Alice Terry and three infant siblings. Laura is survived by her two sons: Ron (Doreen) Gosselin of Brandon, MB and Arthur Gosselin of Calgary, AB; seven grandchildren: Diana, Micheal, Larry, Brenda, Bryan, Bradley and Belynda; one brother: George Foulkes of Abbotsford, BC; two sisters-in-law: Ennis Foulkes of Weyburn, and Evelyn Wrigley of Estevan; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Laura Gosselin was born May 11, 1914 at Tribune. She took her schooling at Tribune and lived there most of her life. In May, 1932 she married Alexander Gosselin. They moved to Weyburn when Alex retired from the CPR where they have resided until her passing on May 8. Funeral service was held Friday, May 12, at 3:00 pm. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Members of her family were pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in her memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
On Monday, May 8, 2000, Zeta Erickson, late of Weyburn, and formerly of Amulet, SK passed away at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her parents, Lorenzo Rosellini in 1920 and Elizabeth Rosellini-Smailes in 1957; her husband Axel
Erickson in 1975; daughter-in-law, Diane Erickson in 1990; brother, Victor Smailes; half brother, Fred Smailes; and half sister Vera Jesse. Zeta is survived by one son, Fred Erickson of Regina; one granddaughter, Janice (Barrie) Carson of Ft. Macleod, AB; great grandchildren: James Carson and Melissa Carson of Ft. Macleod; two half brothers, Bill (Wilhelmina) Smailes of Weyburn; and Ron Smailes of Calgary, AB; and a half sister, Lila Dahlin of Calgary, AB. A graveside service was held Friday, May 12 at 11:00 a.m. from Amulet cemetery, with Pastor Rob Ogilvie officiating. Lunch followed at the Pangman Youth Drop In Centre, Pangman. In memory of Zeta, donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation or to Souris Valley Extended Care Centre Memorial Fund, Weyburn. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
Olive Annette Dionne
On Thursday, February 18, 1999, Olive Annette Dionne, late of Radville, passed away at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her husband, Victor Dionne; one daughter, Beatrice; one granddaughter, Lisa; her parents, Xavier and Valentine LaBelle; three brothers: August, Oscar and Genest; five sisters: Beatrice LaBelle, Lucie Eidsness, Doris Mowrey, Gilberta Howse and Lucille Charbonneau. Olive leaves to mourn her children: Oliver (Judy) of Radville, and grandson Kirby; Dennie (Sylvia) of Calgary, AB and grandchildren: Janis, Jason (Laureen) and great granddaughter, Kaelyn; Gerald (Annette) of Weyburn and grandchildren: Duane (Tammy) and great grandchildren: Bailey, Chandler and Danica; James (Carolyn) and great grandchildren: Jana and Aaron; Elise (Rex) Selby and great grandchildren: Rylan, Brett and Celine; and grandson Tim; Connie (Hugh) Kimball of Weyburn and grandchildren: Dean, Melissa (Shane Krauss) Kimball and great granddaughter, Haley; one brother, Wilfred (Juliette) LaBelle of Radville; two sisters: Mayo Van de Velde of Radville and Cleo LaBelle of Vancouver, BC; two brothers-in-law: Emery Charbonneau of Winnipeg, MB and Al Dionne of Weyburn; and many dear relatives and friends. Olive LaBelle was born in the family farm house on the shares of Lac Nominingue near the town of L'Annonciation, P.Q. on June 2, 1908. She was blessed with adventure early in life. When she was only three years old she boarded a train along with her mother and siblings and some family friends. Three days later she would reunite with her father in Weyburn. He had left the previous year to claim a homestead in the Roundup district near Ceylon. This is where she would spend her youth. Olive was an active girl. She preferred the outdoors and would sooner milk cows with her mother than do dishes with her sisters. She was called the equestrian of the family. She liked doing stunts on horseback. Her first income was herding cattle on horseback. When she was eight years old she started to accompany her mother, who was a community caregiver, to neighbours in need. She would watch her mother tend to a wound or deliver a baby. Often, after her mother returned home, Olive would stay to help the new mother with house chores and care for the baby. Soon she would participate in her true loves of music and dance. As a teenager she played music for country school dances with her brothers. She sang and played the guitar or harmonica. She had a beautiful voice and sang great harmony. Later occasionally her love for music and dancing would cause her and her friends to borrow a railroad push car. In no time they would be down the tracks to a neighboring town hall dance. After her schooling in Ceylon and Radville, Olive worked for many families as a housekeeper. She was in popular demand. She was an excellent cook and was known for her baking abilities: bread, pies, pastries and especially angel food cakes. She kept a very clean house, was particular and took pride in doing things well. In the early 1930's Olive met the man of her dreams. He was a good match for her. Together they were known to be head strong, determined and generous. He was a man who would share her love for good times and family. On June 7, 1934 she eloped with Victor Dionne and they were secretly married in Plentywood, Montana. Later in 1935 they exchanged Catholic vows in a small ceremony in Radville. They became farmers and raised their family in the communities of Radville, Neptune and Colgate. Together Olive and Vic became well loved and respected. They were gifted with many friends through the years. Special memories are winter evening sleigh rides to the neigbors. When company would come to visit, Olive would bestow upon them her gifts of delicious meals and grand deserts. A special time was New Year's Eve when it was a tradition for family to come for tortiere (pork pie). After the death of her husband, Victor, in 1971, Olive moved off the farm and retired in the town of Radville. There she became a member of Holy Family Parish, Catholic Women's League, and the Royal Purple. She enjoyed retirement and took trips to the Maritimes and Europe. She particularly enjoyed making quilts with the ladies of the Souris Valley Quilting Club. On October 3, 1991, Olive moved as a resident of the Marian Home in Radville where she received excellent care. Olive will be remembered for her love of nature. She especially enjoyed winter walks, thunderstorms and had no fear of lightning. She was a woman who upheld strong moral values. She could be quick to anger and was just as quick to forgive. She was occasionally the family mediator. She made her decisions and never looked back. She was positive through adversity. Her faith in God was strong. She was a reverant child of God but possessed the ability to pray on a personal level. She was always young. She was a woman who considered life as an adventure, and thanked God for her life in such an exciting time in history. She embraced the excitement of change and challenged difficult times. Her new life through death will only be another new adventure. She will be truly missed by all. Prayers were said Friday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. from Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Radville. The funeral mass was held Saturday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m. from Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Radville, with Father John Mock Celebrant. Interment followed in Laurier Cemetery, Radville. Pallbearers were her grandchildren: Melissa Kimball, Tim Dionne, Duane Dionne, Elise Selby, James Dionne, Kirby Dionne, Jason Dionne, Dean Kimball and Janis Dionne. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Radville Marian Health Centre, Radville, would be appreciated by the family. Arrangmentments were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
Eva May Blackwell
On Friday, February 12, 1999, Eva May Blackwell, formerly of Weyburn, passed away at Regina Pioneer Village, eight days short of her 90th birthday. Eva was born at Heward, SK, February 20, 1909. Predeceased by her parents, John and Sarah Blackwell, brothers: Roy, Earle, Arthur, Walter, Garfield, and Leslie and sister Tillie (Joseph) Slater. She is survived by sister-in-law, Doris (Garfield) Blackwell, and 15 nieces and nephews. Eva was raised in the Weyburn district and after the death of her parents, she remained on the farm in Grassdale to keep house for her brothers, Earle and Leslie. She was noted for her sunny smile and sense of humor as well as her reputation for cookies, cakes and pies that the nieces and nephews really looked forward to. She loved to dance and play cards. She was a member of the Yeoman's Sewing Circle. In 1974 she and Leslie retired to Regina. When Leslie passed away in 1986, Eva moved to a care home where she remained until her passing. Funeral service was held Wednesday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home, Weyburn, with Rev. Julie Collings officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Donald Blackwell, Larry Temple, Terry Guest, Dean Guest, Larry Phillips and Neil Jensen. Those wishing to donate to Eva's memory may make a contribution to the charity of your choice. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home inc., Weyburn.