Fredrick Arthur Weise
On Friday, May 7, 1999 Fredrick Arthur Weise late of Stoughton, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 68 years. Fredrick was born February 28, 1931 at Kisbey, SK. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Edward and Annie Weise; three brothers: Gustav, Joseph and Rudolph Weise; two sisters: Tillie Weise and Martha Burkart; three sisters-in-law: Louise Weise, Bertha Weise and Norie Weise. Fredrick is survived by two brothers: Ben Weise of Stoughton, and Alex Weise of Eckville, AB; three sisters: Ann (Lloyd) Clarkson of Ladner, BC; Olga (Louis) Walbaum of Weyburn; and Edith (Garret) Vandorp of Drayton Valley, AB; one sister-in-law, Laura Weise of Stoughton; one brother-in-law, Jack Burkart of Yorkton; four nieces and nine nephews. Funeral service was held Monday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Woodley, with Rev. Heather Anderson officiating. Interment followed in Woodley Cromar Cemetery, Woodley. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Adolph Fischer, Herman Fischer, Larry Weise, Darren Walbaum, Hazen Clarkson and Robert Burkart. 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.
Mary Lakeman, a resident of Osage, passed away on May 12, 1999 at the Fillmore Health Centre. She was 96. Predeceased by her parents; three brothers, one sister; her loving husband of 51 years, Morris Lakeman; and a daughter in infancy, Jean Mary. Mary is survived by her children: Mary Louise (Trevor) Forbes of Osage; John Lakeman of Madison Heights, Michigan; Paul Lakeman of White City; Arthur (Joy) Lakeman of Bancroft, ON; Philip Lakeman of Calgary; David (Lenore) Lakeman of Regina; Madge (Ron) Glover of Osage and Michael Lakeman of Lincoln Park, Michigan; one brother, Wulstan (Trude) Oakeshott of England; one sister-in-law, Kathleen Oakeshott of Cirencester; 30 grandchildren; as well as numerous great and great, great grandchildren. Born Alice Mary Oakeshott on May 6, 1903 in Ashford, Middlesex, England, her names were chosen so that her initials formed the Latin root word "amo", meaning "love." She was the daughter of Benjamin Morris Oakeshott, a lawyer, and Blanche Hayes, a linguist, violinist and lecturer. Mary was raised in London and educated at a Catholic convent school near Deerfield, the estate where her family lived during much of her childhood. This was a happy, comfortable environment which inspired her interests in music, literature, history and horticulture. During World War I, she rolled bandages and sang for wounded soldiers, including Canadian troops. Her memories of WWI also included seeing zeppelins in the sky over London, picking apples from the trees at Deerfield and handing them to passing soldiers and having a bomb fall through the roof and land on a bed. In 1919, at the age of 16, she traveled to Willowbunch, SK, to join her brother Bob, who was working on a farm there. While in Willowbunch, she worked in Legare's Restaurant and lived upstairs with the family. These were very much pioneer times and she recalled seeing a gunfight in Willowbunch, perhaps the last echo of the 'Wild West' in Canada. In 1920, her brother Bob began working for the Bergreen family on their farm a few miles south of Osage and shortly after, Mary and her sister Naomi, joined him, also working for the Bergreens. Under Mrs. Bergreen's kindly instruction on the cook car, Mary acquired her life-long love of cooking and baking. At the Bergreens, she met Morris Lakeman, the engineer running the steam engine and on July 7, 1922 they were married in Weyburn. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with many family members in 1972. Morris passed away the following spring. In the early years of Osage, Mary frequently sang at public gatherings, including church services which at first were held in the school. She sang soprano with the J.W. Cooper quartet and was soloist at the opening of the community church in Osage in 1925. During the twenties, she also taught tennis, which she had learned to play in England. From 1923 to 1946, Morris ran the blacksmith's shop in Osage, rising as early as 4:00 a.m. to start the forge. Mary and Morris raised eight children, working very hard through the Dirty Thirties. Their home was always open and there was always room at the dinner table for extras, frequently brought home by Morris. In the 1940's they purchased the house built by Mr. J.W. Kiltey, one of the first settlers in Osage. Mary lived in this house for the rest of her life. For many years she operated the telephone switchboard in her home and also worked as caretaker of the Osage School until it closed in 1969. A devoed mother and industrious homemaker, she also contributed service to the community as an active member of the Osage Ladies' Aid and the Community Club for many years. She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, joining the Order in 1953 and serving a term as Grand Worthy Matron. In her retirement years, she greatly enjoyed gardening, embroidered cutwork and visits with her children and grandchildren, in whose affairs she remained intensely interested. She also maintained close relationships with family members in England, visiting there as recently as 1993. Her bright personality and tender affection will be deeply missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service was held Monday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. from Osage United Church, with Rev. Brian Burke officiating. Interment followed in Osage Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Kevin, Lyle, Robert, Randle and Ward Lakeman and Ted Glover. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Fillmore Health Centre in her memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Mary Ogieglo, late of Regina, formerly of Weyburn, passed away suddenly May 26, 1999. Born on June 22, 1909 in Osiek, Poland, Mary came to Canada at 17 years of age. She was predeceased by her first husband, Joseph Ogieglo; second husband, Edward Ogieglo; two sons: Edward and Ted Ogieglo; one grandson, Edward Ogieglo. Left to cherish her memory are children: Teresa Phillips of Kimberley, BC; Monica (Allen) Thiel of Regina; Martha (Stan) Yuzyk of Saskatoon; Emil (Kris) Ogieglo of Saskatoon; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Ogieglo of Saskatoon; 19 grandchildren: Joe, Yvonne Ogieglo, Rocky (Lisa), Barry (Patty), Rene (Marilyn), Trudy (Roger), Sabrina (Les), Lori Phillips, Linda, John (Shan), Mark (Monica), Gary (Shelley), Brian (fiance Vanna) Thiel, Cheryl (Stan), Michael (Sandi), Edward, Francis (Rayleen), Sheldon (Josie) Yuzyk. Lissa Ogieglo; 39 great grandchildren and one great, great grandson. Mary lived in Cedoux until 1965 when she and Edward retired to Weyburn. She spent the last few years with her daughter and family in Regina. Mary enjoyed her family and was lovingly known as "Bapka" to all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be sadly missed. Prayers were held on Friday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Regina Funeral Home. The funeral mass was held Saturday, May 29 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Joe Ogieglo, Michael Yuzyk, Edward Yuzyk, Rene Phillips, Mark Thiel, and Brian Thiel. For friends so wishing, donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association or to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
James Robert Smith
On Tuesday, May 25, 1999, James Robert Smith, late of Creelman, passed away suddenly at the age of 47 years. Predeceased by his father, Owen Smith. James leaves to mourn his wife, Glenda, of Creelman; their two sons: Aaron (Haley McIntosh) Smith and Jason Smith of Creelman; his mother, Myrtle Smith of Stoughton; one sister, Brenda Bryce of Shaunavon; half brother, Pat (Margaret) Kelly of Medicine Hat, AB; half sisters: Elaine (Ron) Fortier of Langley, BC; Debbie (Randy Stuber) Yates of Medicine Hat; mother-in-law, Lorraine (Jim) Melnychuk of Regina; father-in-law, John (Peggy) Okell of Lebret; sister-in-law, Sandra (Randy) Clarke of Regina; grandmother Walz; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. James was born on March 23, 1952 in Swift Current. He took his schooling in Creelman up to grade seven. He was raised on the family farm, and was very mechanically inclined. He attended the United Church Sunday School. He married Glenda Okell on January 28, 1977 in Weyburn. They lived in Creelman for the first two years, and then moved to the family farm where he lived until his passing. James was very happy at the birth of his two sons, and when he met his half brothers and sisters. He always liked family drives to see the countryside. He loved fishing, camping, finding out what makes things tick and enjoyed threshing bees. He was a very friendly and outgoing person. No matter how busy he was, he always had time to stop and say hello, and was always ready to help others. Funeral service was held Friday, May 28 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrew's United Church, Creelman, with Rev. Brian Burke officiating. Interment followed in Heward Cemetery, Heward. Honorary pallbearers were: Pat Kelly, George Holyoak, Don Anslow and Bernie Krieger. The active pallbearers were: Nelson McKee, Raymond Carlson, Raymind Tully, Dennis Thompson, Gordon Tully and Don Smith. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan in his memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
Anton "Tony" Mack
It is with great sadness that the family of Anton "Tony" Mack announce his passing on May 16, 1999. After several years of failing health Tony passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 80 years, with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Matilda; his step-father, Joseph Kessler; an infant brother and sister; and brother-in-law Maurice Lee. Left to cherish Tony's memory are his devoted wife of 51 years, Helen; and his six children: Larry (Ellen) Mack, Avonlea; Sharon (Glenn) Hibbard, Minton; Duane (Maureen) Mack, Strathmore, AB; Elaine (Dennis) Simpart, Minton; Sandra (Wayne) Hoffart, Wilcox; Mike (Sheila) Mack, St. Albert, AB; 17 grandchildren: Kim (Brian) Cook; Kristy (Jarrad) Skuce; Cherie Hibbard; Brian Mack; Brenda Mack; Steven Hoffart; Brad Hibbard; Blair Simpart; Jennifer Hoffart; Ashley Mack; Erin Simpart; Alison Hoffart; Melissa Mack; Kevin Mack; Jessica Mack; Chad Mack; Nicholas Mack; and one great granddaughter, Jasmine Cook; one brother, Joe (Matilda) Mack; three sisters: Pauline Lee; Emily (Len) Bachmeir; Anne (John) Didrick; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Tony was born on July 30, 1918 on the family farm west of Minton. When he was six his dad was killed in a coal mine in what is now known as Anderson's pasture. He went to a one room school at Diamond Coulee School up to grade eight. He then helped his step father on the farm, doing the chores, looking after the cows and horses and working the land. In the 30's he helped build Snuggin's Dam, earning a $1.00 a day. In those days that was good money and he was lucky to have a job so close to home. He also worked for neighbouring farmers off and on. Many falls he worked for Stanley Hibbard stooking behind the binder, and also on the threshing rig hauling bundles. He earned $2.00 a day. Tony was also a member of the Herman Threshing Crew (a man, his team, and rack earned 20 cents an hour). For fun he went to school dances, about once a month with his whole family. In stormy weather and in the evening when chores were done, everyone played cards. Neighbours gathered together a lot. Tony also loved to ride horseback, especially bareback. One of his favourite horses was named "Pat." In 1942 he enlisted in the army. He served in the army for three and a half years. Luckily Tony never saw active duty, but if the war had not ended he would have had to go overseas. On Nov. 10, 1947 Tony married Helen Lanz. For six months after their marriage they lived in Regina, then they moved to the family farm. Tony and Helen lived on the farm until 1957 when they moved to town, but Tony still continued to farm. Their marriage was blessed with three sons and three daughters. Tony worked very hard, but to supplement his farm income he worked many jobs. He worked for South Construction, Sybouts Sodium Salt Plant, Larsen's Construction and he also drove school bus for 15 years. Farming was always his first love. He was in his glory when he was working at the farm and he loved to be his own boss. Later when he retired, he still took an active interest in the farm, helping his son Larry when he could and his son-in-law Glenn. Tony loved to be needed and was always hoping to be asked to help. He was an active member of St. Eugene's Parish. He served on the parish council for 6 years as treasurer. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, and also a member of the Minton Elks Lodge #519. Tony loved to have fun. He loved to sing and as he sang he taught some of his kids the words to his favourites ("Silver Haired Daddy" and "Cowboy Jack", to name a few). Tony could also play the mouth organ and the violin. He loved to dance, especially a good old time polka. He loved to tell stories and tell jokes and act silly. Years ago, at many a house party, when neighbours got together, they put on skits. Many a time he was the one wearing the "dress." He loved pulling pranks and playing practical jokes on fellow workers. Tony was known for his feisty personality. When his brown eyes sparkled you knew he meant business. He will be remembered for his sense of humour and his fun loving ways. To Tony, his faith in God, his family and his friends were his strengths. He loved nothing better than to reminsce with family and friends over a drink or two. He so loved to visit with everyone he met. He was so proud of his wife Helen and all his six kids, and the lights in his life, his grandchildren and little great granddaughter. He loved to tease them all, that was his way of showing them how much he loved and cared about them all. Tony loved all little children. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him. Funeral arrangments were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. Prayers were held Tues., May 18 at 7:30 p.m. The funeral mass was held May 19 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Eugene's Parish, Minton. Celebrants for the mass were Fr. Brian Meredith and Helen's cousin, Fr. Gene Schaeffer from Regina. The interment followed in Chapel Grove Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were: Kristy Skuce, Brenda Mack, Jennifer Hoffart, Cherie Hibbard, Ashley Mack and Kim Cook. Active pallbearers were: Brian Mack, Brad Hibbard, Steven Hoffart, Blair Simpart, Donnie Lanz and Doug Lanz. For those so wishing, donations may be made in his memory to the Weyburn General Hospital Pallitative Care Family Room. We, his family, will never forget him. We'll cherish our memories and they will give us strength to face each new day.
(husband, dad, grandpa,
great grandpa, brother,
uncle and friend)
Please always know that we love you
And no one can take your place;
Years may come and go
But your memory will never be erased.
Today Jesus as you are listening,
To our prayers; in your home up above
Would you please go and find our "TONY"
And give him all our "LOVE."
Phyllis Irene Green
On Saturday, May 22, 1999, Phyllis Irene Green, late of Creelman, passed away at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her husband, Douglas Green; and her two brothers: Clifford and Gordon Hodgins. Phyllis leaves to mourn her two daughters: Judie and Bob Davis of Moose Jaw and Gwen and Stan Newman of Medicine Hat, AB; two granddaughters: Vickie and Rick Proyck of Fillmore and Debbie and Aaron Bushell of Watrous; six great grandchildren: Chris, Aimee, Sandra and Janis Proyck and Brooklin and Colton Bushell; and one sister, Hilda Wilkinson of Medicine Hat. Funeral Service was held Wednesday, May 26 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrews United Church, Creelman, with Rev. Brian Burke officiating. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. Pallbearers were: Willie Carnegie, James Carnegie, Roy Obst, Eric Loucks, Bud Elias and Chris Proyck. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Fillmore Health Centre, Fillmore, in her memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
David Renwick Hamilton
David Renwick Hamilton, late of Weyburn, passed away May 25, 1999 at Souris Valley Extended Care Facility, Weyburn, at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his father and mother: James and Christena Hamilton; his brother and sister-in-law: Harry and Marjory Hamilton; and his great grandson, Garnet in 1995. Dave is survived by his loving wife, Anita, of Weyburn; his son, Bill (Marjorie) Hamilton of Stony Plain, AB; his daughter, Phyllis Love of Weyburn; five grandchildren: Janine and Trent Hamilton, Jackie and Fran Love and Laura (Adrian) MacDonald; two great grandchildren: Alicia and Renee; one sister: Christena Fox of Weyburn; one brother-in-law, Vern (Mae) Robinson of Wadena; one sister-in-law, Muriel Hammond of Edmonton, AB; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Dave was born January 22, 1916 on his parents' homestead in the McTaggart District where he farmed as an adult. He went to school in McTaggart and Weyburn. After Collegiate, he helped his parents on a sheep ranch at White Lake in the Forget district. They then returned to the farm in the McTaggart District. Dave and Anita (Robinson) were married in 1950. Dave farmed, worked in the oil field and for the C.P. Rail. He then worked at Souris Valley Hospital as a nurse's aide and a laundry worker. He was custodian at Weyburn Junior High School and was a labourer at Mryglod Industries. Dave enjoyed his family and many friends, and when his health was failing he was glad to have visitors. His family wish to thank all of the people who cared for him both in Weyburn General Hospital and in Souris Valley Extended Care Facility. Funeral service was held Saturday, May 29 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Pastor Wade Fitzpatrick, Dennis Gervais, Les Sproule, Walter Jastor, Jim Nedelcov and Gordon Liddle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Knox Presbyterian Memorial fund or SVECC or to a charity of the donor's choice, in his memory. Arrangments were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Doris Gertrude Ritchie
On Thursday, May 20, 1999, Doris Gertrude Ritchie, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her father, Ernest Ritchie in 1937; her mother, Huldah Ritchie in 1985 and a sister, Lois Hill in 1989. Doris is survived by her brothers and sisters: Ida Lawrence of Assiniboia; Lorance (May) Ritchie of Regina; Lyda (John) Freidt of Calgary; and Vernon (Mary) Ritchie of Kelowna, BC; one brother-in-law, Frank Hill of Moose Jaw; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great, great nieces and nephews. Doris was born July 11, 1916 on the farm at Goodwater where she was raised and received her education. Besides being a great help to her parents in household chores, she helped with all aspects of farming during the hard times of the thirties. She moved from the Goodwater-Delight District to Regina, then worked at the Westinghouse plant in Hamilton, ON during the second world war. She then moved to Moose Jaw and then to Weyburn, where she became a longtime resident. Doris enjoyed reading, knitting, sewing and crocheting. She liked to play many types of cards, such as cribbage and rummy. A favorite pastime was playing yatze with her former neighbour and dear friend, Madge Andrews. She was a former director of the Senior Citizens Complex and had many certificates for former blood donations to the Red Cross. In her younger years she enjoyed bowling, C.G.I.T. and was on a girl's softball team. She was a member of the United Church and a former U.C.W. member. Doris attended and enjoyed all special events of her nieces and nephews and all family reunions. She loved a good joke! Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 25 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Goodwater Cemetery, Goodwater. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Gregory Lawrence, Ronald Ritchie, Cameron Ritchie, Laird Ritchie, Mark Freidt and Wade Ritchie. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, in her memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Real Wilfred Coupal
On Tuesday, June 1, 1999, Real Wilfred Coupal, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by his parents, Engelbert and Adele Coupal; one brother: Marcel Coupal; one son, Normand Coupal; one grandson, Jody; two nephews: Brian Coupal and Martin Nichol. Real leaves to mourn his loving wife, Lucy Coupal of Weyburn; two daughters: Yvette Wirth of Battleford; and Florence (Don) Sprentz of Regina; six grandchildren: Jason, Julie, Jaryd, Shawn, Carrie and Carmen; four great grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Larry (Sally) Coupal of Tampa, Florida; Denise Kirkpatrick of Qualicum Bay, BC; Armande Coupal of Battleford; Val (Irene) Coupal of Burnaby, BC; Gilles (Lillian) Coupal of Victoria, BC; Jeanine (Roger) Moyen of Calgary, AB; Romain (Rita) Coupal of Port Alberni, BC; Fleurette Smith of Regina; and Marcella Gaw of Vancouver, BC; one aunt, Berthe Thessier (Gerald) of LaSalle, PQ; and many nieces and nephews. Real was born April 28, 1925 at Montmartre. While growing up on the farm, he received lots of love from his parents and his many brothers and sisters. Real received his grade eight education, then quit school to work on the farm. On August 9, 1948, he married Lucy Perras in Montmartre and together they farmed and raised their three children on the farm at Montmartre. Real believed in work, work, work. He and Lucy went to many barn dances in the community and on Sunday, attended church. He could be found at most auction sales as he loved wheeling and dealing for the best buy. Real also hauled grain for other farmers and did swathing and custom combining. He enjoyed a good game of checkers, playing cards and dancing. He was an active member of the Wildlife Federation. Real also loved picking Saskatoons for Lucy to clean and can. They would put up 100 plus quarts a year. In 1985 they moved to Weyburn. Prayers were said Thursday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen presiding. The funeral mass was held Friday, June 4 at 1:00 p.m. from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Montmartre, with Father Ed Hengen Celebrant. Interment followed in Montmartre Cemetery, Montmartre. All his brothers and sisters were honorary pallbearers: Larry Coupal, Armande Coupal, Gilles Coupal, Romain Coupal, Denise Kirkpatrick, Val Coupal, Jeanine Moyen, Fleurette Smith and Marcella Gaw. The active pallbearers were: Jason Wirth, Julie Wirth, Jaryd Wirth, Carmen Coupal, Shawn Gorniak and Carrie Gorniak. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association of Saskatchewan, in his memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Chapel Inc., Weyburn.