Ruth Berna Coghill
It is with great sorrow that we, the family of Ruth Berna Coghill, 87, announce her passing on February 11, 1999 one day prior to her 88th year. Predeceased by her parents, T.T. and Mae Clarke and her only brother Eric Lindsey Clarke. Ruth is survived by her loving children: one daughter Loretta Craib of Saskatoon; two sons: Ron (Eunice) Coghill of Weyburn, and Dave (Connie) Coghill of Grassy Lake, AB. She will be sadly missed and always remembered by her 13 grandchildren and her seven great grandchildren. She also leaves to mourn her nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and friends. Ruth was born in Otthon, SK and attended school in Otthon, Vancouver and Birtle, MB after which period of time she became employed at Sask. Co-op Creamery in Yorkton until her retirement. She left Yorkton to live in Weyburn to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Ruth was a great hockey fan and also enjoyed crocheting and reading. Funeral service was held Wednesday, February 17, 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest cemetery, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Brian Pohle, Archie Lovelace, Lars Guenther, David Gaudour, Duane Coghill and Corey Abel. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice, in her memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Adeline Elfrieda Arndt
On Monday, February 8, 1999 Adeline Elfrieda Arndt, late of Yellow Grass passed away at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her parents, Adolph and Augusta Arndt; and one sister, Elsie Thomason. She leaves to mourn two brothers: William (Cathereen) Arndt of Pearson, MB and Edward Arndt of Yellow Grass; one sister, Lily Hockley of Weyburn; two nieces in Mobile, Alabama and West Palm Beach, Florida; as well as many other nieces and nephews in Canada. Adeline was born in the Colfax district, third child to Adolph and Augusta nee Buchholz. Her early education came from the country schools of Sunny Dale, High Hill and Dawn View, SD. By funds saved through domestic work she was able to finish high school at the Regina Luther College. Her first love was a career in nursing but the road seemed too long and hard so her second choice was to take a secretarial course at Paragon Business School in Regina. Like the rest of the family, Adeline loved music, playing piano and singing together in harmony. She was a life-long learner, and loved to read. During the war years, Adeline worked as secretary for the air force division in Ottawa, and the American consulate in Washington, DC. After the war she worked in the film industry in Toronto, before returning to Sask. to work in the Weyburn Mental Hospital. Adeline closed out her career with positions in Regina, first with the P.F.R.A. and then with Immigration Canada until retirement. Her effectiveness, versatility, and efficiency enabled her to follow many opportunities throughout her career. Adeline settled back in Lang for her retirement, where she served as secretary for the Ladies Aid in the church of her baptism and confirmation. She contributed her musical talents as well, which showed in her ability to sing alto to any song, and to play the Hawaiian guitar, violin, piano and organ by ear or with notes. She travelled widely, going to visit the war zones of Europe, taking a cruise through the Panama Canal, and seeing most of the U.S.A. Her favorite place was Alaska. Adeline will be missed for her artistic talent in cake decorating, baking and decorating cakes for many a bride, birthday or anniversary. Taking a course in decorating at Minneapolis, Minn., she taught the art of decorating for the S.E. Community College in and around Weyburn. Adeline will be remembered as a person of strong will and clear mind, who loved people and showed kindness, compassion, charity and hospitality to all. Funeral service was held Friday, February 12 at 1:30 p.m. from St. John Lutheran Church, Lang, SK with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Lang cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Edward R. Arndt, Bob Khan, Jeff Khan, Edward Arndt, Robert Arndt and Ross Hockley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice, in her memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
Beatrice (Bea) Elizabeth Bell
On Friday, February 12, 1999, Beatrice (Bea) Elizabeth Bell passed away at the age of 71 years. Bea was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Katie Bell; and by her two brothers: Archie Bell in 1991 and Donald Bell in 1991. Bea is survived by one brother, Norman Bell of Weyburn; two sisters: Mary Broten of Weyburn, and Anna Mae Bell of Weyburn; also a sister-in-law, Ada Bell of Weyburn; and several nieces and nephews. Bea is also survived by eternal friends, the Kan Lee family of Calgary, AB; Vicki Bayrack of Winnipeg, MB; Beatrice MacLean of Weyburn; Dorothy Wilkinson of Goodwater; Mary Wilson of Cremona, AB; and Viola Dionne of Prince George, BC. Bea was born January 4, 1928 in Weyburn. She took all her schooling at South Weyburn School. Bea's first job was at Snelgroves Bakery. Then she got a job as postal clerk at the Weyburn post office where she worked for over 30 years. Those were happy years; she enjoyed her work and visiting with the people. After retirement, Bea enjoyed sewing and liked to bake and give to friends. Bea was always a great cat lover and many strays came to her door. A memorial service was held Tuesday, February 16, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, for friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Weyburn General Hospital Equipment Fund, in her memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Julles H. "Joe" Hemeryck
On Monday, February 15, 1999, Julles H. "Joe" Hemeryck, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by his parents, Bill and Zoe Hemeryck; and one sister-in-law, Georgette. Joe leaves to mourn two brothers: Tonie Hemeryck and Albert (Ida) Hemeryck; nieces and nephews: Dennis (Pat) Hemeryck, Lorna (John) Grismek, Brenda (Ron) VanMackelbergh, Deanne (Vern) Percival, Rose (Ed) VanMackelbergh, Brian Hemeryck; as well as the Benning family and many close friends. Joe Hemeryck was born at his family home in Deloraine, MB. He received his schooling at Brock School. During the war, Joe joined the RCAF and served in England as a rear gunner and a mechanic. Upon discharge from the RCAF, Joe worked at farming, in a service station, C.P. railway and in the early 50s began working in the oilfield. He lived in Deloraine, Virden, Didsbury, Estevan, Midale and in 1958 moved to Weyburn. In 1956 he joined Canadian Superior Oil Co. and in 1964 he started with PanCanadian where he was employed until his retirement in 1988. Joe was a past executive member of the Weyburn Red Wings, Weyburn Elks Club, Weyburn Legion, South Weyburn Community Centre, and St. Vincent de Paul Parish Church where he served as an usher. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, fishing, attending hockey games and hosting teams and parents, camping and visiting. Prayers were said Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home with Mary Ann Seitz presiding. The funeral mass was held Thursday, February 18 at 1:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father John Mock celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were Harvey and Gae Gall, Norman and Karen Jordon, Jim and Marian Brown, Jerry and Orlanda Mainil, Gwen Hopkins, Johnny and Fay Johnston. The active pallbearers were Raymond Cugnet, Terry Benning, Sterling Hobbs, Cliff Anderson, Gordon Benning and Jack Hobbs. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to the South Central Health District, Weyburn General Hospital Equipment Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society, in his memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
Alicia Crane (nee Thompson) passed away peacefully in her farm home the evening of February 12, 1999. She was the daughter of George and Margaret Thompson (nee McClement) who farmed five miles south and five miles west of Lampman. She and her only sister, Harriett Jean, attended the Mooney School, only half mile from their farm home. Getting a good education was of prime importance to her parents and Alicia graduated from the Estevan Collegiate at age 16 and from Moose Jaw Normal School at 17. Alicia's first teaching position was for two years at Fern School north of Gainsborough. She taught at Grand Bend School, five miles southeast of Weyburn for five and a half years, South Weyburn School for three years, and at Colfax and Inglewood School, north of Qu'Appelle, for several months. She married George C. Crane November 2, 1940 and they were married for 58 years. Their farm is five miles south and one mile west of Weyburn - "Crane's Corner." They raised four daughters, Karren, Darlene, Kelly and Cheryl, and were blessed with six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. For all of her life Alicia loved learning and was an avid reader of magazines and newspapers. She was greatly interested in the political scene of the province, the country, and the world. She enjoyed radio and television news and broadcasts and could carry on a lively and knowledgeable conversation on a wide range of topics. First and always was Alicia's love of home and family. She loved the outdoors. Caring for farm animals or driving the grain truck in the field was more interesting to her than household chores. She transferred her love of horses to her daughters and they became central to our farm life. Animals were special to her. Even in her last months she had the deer and birds to watch and bring her joy. Alicia had a special interest in the South Weyburn community and their various activities. She was one of the people most determined to keep the S.W. schoolhouse as a community centre when so many others were being torn down or moved. Community people will remember going to Alicia's following the school dances on New Year's Eve and feasting on turkey and all the trimmings. It was and still is a special community. It was wonderful to see them all turnout to bid her farewell on February 16.
Hazel Jane Straker
On Sunday, February 14, 1999 Hazel Jane Straker (Fee) late of Weyburn, went home to be with her Lord at the age of 87 years. She was predeceased by her parents Walter and Mary Fee, brother Art, half sister Mary and four half brothers Edward, Hubert, William and Robert. Hazel will be greatly missed by her loving children: Walter (Shirley), Bernard (Carole), Bernice Johnson (Al), Kathy Harvey (Bud) and Darlene McKeage (Wayne), her 20 grandchildren and their spouses, 36 great grandchildren, sisters-in-law Ruth Fee and Elsie Paulsen, many nieces, nephews and friends. Hazel was born on the farm in the Touchwood District near Wishart, SK on April 19, 1911. She was raised by Jack and Maggie Spafford as her mother passed away when Hazel was eight days old. Hazel became a Christian at the age of 21, being baptized into her Lord. Hazel married Norman Straker January 25, 1933. They moved to the Straker homestead and lived there until the summer of 1954 when they moved to Punnichy, SK. In 1959 they moved to Weyburn where Hazel was employed at Western Christian College for 18 years. Hazel was very involved in community functions, community fairs, 4-H homecraft clubs and the Horticulture Society. Hazel had many hobbies. She quilted, grew gorgeous flower and vegetable gardens, bird watched, pressed flowers, collected poetry, taught Sunday School, corrected Bible correspondence and did volunteer work. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Weyburn Special Care Home and the doctors and staff at Weyburn General Hospital for all their compassionate and loving care of Hazel. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 18 at 10 a.m. at the Weyburn Church of Christ and at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, R.C. Church, Wishart. Interment followed at the Stone Church Cemetery, Wishart. Following both services a lunch was served in the churches. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Western Christian College, Box 5000, Dauphin, Manitoba R7N 2V5. Arrangements were entrusted to Paragon Funeral Services, Weyburn and Regina.
On Saturday, September 25, 1999, Victor Zuck of Regina passed away peacefully at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Catherina Zuck (Harrach) of Hafford; brother, Bud Zuck of Victoria; and sisters, Anastasia (Nettie) Zuck of Saskatoon and Ann Zaleschuk of Hafford. Victor is lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his wife of 50 years, Henrietta Zuck (Krawchuk), and their five children: Patricia of Regina, Vincent (Donna-Jean) of Springfield, Illinois, Jonathan of Regina, Andrea Clark (Jim) of Calgary, and Gregory of Calgary. Victor is also missed by his two grandchildren Christopher and Allison Zuck of Springfield, Illinois; his brother Donald (Elma) Zuck of Saskatoon; his sister Julia (Peter) Saganski of Saskatoon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Victor was born near Hafford, SK on June 13, 1925, and began his long and distinguished teaching career in 1945: principal of Krydor S.D. (1945-49); principal of Torquay S.D. (1949-60); senior biology teacher, Sheldon Williams Collegiate, Regina (1960-65); principal, Archbishop O'Neill High School, Regina, (1965-69); and senior biology teacher, Sheldon Williams Collegiate, Regina (1969-81). Victor retired from active high school teaching in June 1981 and kept busy for a short duration as a real estate agent (Francis Olsen Realty) in addition to substitute teaching duties with the Regina Catholic School Board and Lutheran High School. Victor lectured in biology for the Sask. Urban Native Teachers' Education Programme (SUNTEP) since 1978. From 1986 he was a lecturer in biology for the Northern Teachers' Education Pro-gramme (NORTEP). Additionally, Victor held numerous sessional lecturer appointments on the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. Victor was active with the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) Project Overseas; first as a team member to Belise (summer 1976), then as a team leader to Madhya, India (summer 1978), Botswana (summer 1980), and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (winter of 1983-84). Throughout his career, Victor was active in numerous professional organizations including: the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation, the Superannuated Teachers of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina Faculty Association, the Saskatchewan Natural History Society, the Regina Natural History Society, the Canadian Geographical Society, the Saskatchewan Science Teachers' Society, Phi Delta Kappa, Knights of Columbus (3rd and 4th Degree), and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Seniors University Group, University of Regina. Finally, Victor was an active member of St. Anne's Church, singing in the choir every Sunday. Prayers were held on Tuesday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Anne's R.C. Church, 1701 Cowan Cresc., Regina. Funeral mass will be held Wednesday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m. in St. Anne's R.C. Church with Father Bernie Leboldus presiding. Interment will follow at Regina Memorial Gardens, Victoria Ave. East. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Sask., 2360-2nd Ave., Regina, Sask. S4R 1A6. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
George Lewis Blohm
On Thursday, September 16, 1999, George Lewis Blohm, late of Fillmore, passed away at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by his parents; his wife, Sadie Blohm; half sister, Marguarit (Jack) Micheal; half brother, Bill Snell; brother-in-law, Bill Horne; and sister-in-law, Juanita Snell. George is survived by two children: Robert Blohm of Fillmore and his children: Robbie (Shelly), Tanya (Bill), Carrie and Danny; and Brenda Morrison of Calgary, AB and her children: Michelle and Micheal; two great grandchildren; half sister, Marion Horne of Calgary; step sister-in-law, Fern Snell of Indian Head; half brother, Gordon Snell of Brandon, MB; as well as several nieces and nephews. George was born on February 22, 1917 to Lewis and Emma Blohm in Vanguard, SK. His father passed away when George was very young. He was an only child, and his mother remarried. George was very close to his half brothers and sisters. He began farm work at an early age. George married Sadie McRae on July 6, 1938 at Tyvan and they lived on a farm south of Osage. They adopted Bob on September 3, 1955 and Brenda on August 8, 1957. Bob came to George and Sadie on his 12th birthday. Sadie and George farmed until 1965, at which time they sold the farm and moved to Fillmore where they built a house on Creelman Street, as Sadie was teaching in Fillmore at the time. George worked for Clarence Riddell, Gabe Keen and Gordon Hume until he bought the garage from the Co-op. George and Bob ran the garage for 22 years, until George retired to enjoy traveling with Sadie. George and Sadie enjoyed a life of togetherness. He was a charter member of the Lions Club, Masons and Eastern Star, and a staunch supporter of community events. He was a faithful member of the United Church, attending regularly until illness prevented it. George and Sadie celebrated their 50th Anniversary on July 6, 1988. After Sadie passed away, George lived in the Fillmore Nursing Home from October, 1996 until he passed away. He was always delighted to be a part of the dancing and music provided there. He will be sadly missed by all he knew and loved. A memorial service was held Monday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Fillmore, with Rev. Heather Lea officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace United Church, Fillmore, in his memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
John Arthur Evans
On Tuesday, September 21, 1999, John Arthur Evans, late of White Bear Lake, SK, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital. John was born in Port Talbot, Wales. Predeceased by his mother and father, Tom and Lydia Evans. John will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Hazeldene Evans of White Bear Lake; his children: Cynthia (Ron) Kalita of St. Albert, AB; and Ferg (Patricia) Evans of Victoria, BC; granddaughter, Cacey (Rob) DePape of Fort McMurray, AB; one brother, Doug (Kathryn) Evans of Tennessee; two sisters-in-law: Berty Lou Dreis and family of Weyburn and Brenda Hurst and her daughter Lisa Jane of Calgary, AB. A memorial service was held Saturday, September 25 at 2:30 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment will be at a later date. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in his memory to the Merv Dreis Palliative Care Family Room at the Weyburn General Hosptial. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Mrs. Florence Doughty
Mrs. Florence Doughty late of Beautiful Plains Villa of Yellow Grass, formerly of Moreland and Pangman area, passed away at the age of 92 years on Tuesday, September 21, 1999. Predeceased by her husband Jim in 1994, two sisters and six brothers. Florence will be lovingly remembered by her family, daughter Margaret (Mel) Grozell and their children Wes and Heather, daughter Alice (Mel) Colbow and their children Dean and Lisa (Micheal) Selinger, and son Kent (Sandra) and their children, Tammy, Terri (Stacey) Stillwell, Stephen and Scott and four great grandchildren; her sister Nell Carlton and brother Frank Webb, as well as many family and friends. A family interment will take place at the Weyburn Memorial Gardens Cemetery at a later date. Those wishing to make donations in Florence's memory to the charity of their choice. Arrangements are in care of Regina Funeral Home.
Norman John Dixon
The funeral service for the late Norman John Dixon of Fillmore, SK who died at Fillmore on September 19, 1999, at the age of 90, was held in Grace United Church, Fillmore, September 22 with Rev. Heather Lee officiating. Interment of cremated remains followed in Fillmore cemetery. The urn bearer was Norman's grandson, Todd Pollock and the family spray bearer was another grandson, Darren Gogol. The family considered all those in attendance as honorary pallbearers. Norman was born March 25, 1909 at Winnipeg, MB, son of John and Mary (Anderson) Dixon. In April of 1918, the family moved from Winnipeg to Bemersyde, where they farmed. Norman attended Graytown School and started working as an agent for the Sask. Wheat Pool in 1941 at Bemersyde. He married Iva Emily Epps at Winnipeg in 1943. They lived in Richardson, SK for four years and moved to Fillmore in 1958 where Norman retired in 1971 after 31 years with the Pool. For many years family and friends joined Norman and Iva at their cottage at Kenosee Lake for fishing, boating and golfing. Norman enjoyed carpentry, fishing, golfing and watching all sports. In his later years, he would not miss going downtown to "coffee row" and having coffee with the boys. Predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Dixon; a granddaughter, Shannon Pollock; and his brother, Walter Dixon; Norman is survived by his wife, Iva; his two daughters, Catherine (Darwin) Pollock, Fillmore; and Peggy (Gerry) Gogol, Medicine Hat, AB; his grandchildren, Marnelle (Wade) Pidhorney, Calgary; and their daughter Madison; Tanya (Greg) Williamson, Regina, and their sons Austin and Levi; Todd Pollock, Regina; and Darren Gogol, Calgary; two sisters: Mary Beauchmin, Las Vegas, NV, and Pearl Nichelson, Winnipeg; one sister-in-law, Ruth Dixon, Kenosee Lake; as well as his nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Laurie Rey of the Tubman Funeral Home.
Annie Agnes Borys
On Wednesday, September 22, 1999, Annie Agnes Borys, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, Weyburn, at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by her parents, John D. and Anastsia Goski (nee Kot); her husband Michael Borys; three sisters: Rosie Wilkie, Mary Lucyk and Betty Bileski; and one brother, John J. Goski. Annie is survived by two sisters: Angeline (Bill) Brown of Red Deer, AB, and Leona (Wayne) McLean of Regina; one brother Joe (Velda) Goski of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were said Friday, September 22 at 8:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Saturday, September 25 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Cedoux Community Cemetery, Cedoux. The active pallbearers were: Jack Goski, Darby Goski, Pat Borys, Paul McLean, Nick Lucyk and Garnett Lucyk. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in her memory to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.