Nickolas Joseph Heintzman
Nickolas Joseph Heintzman, beloved husband of Marjorie Heintzman, loving Dad of Karen Hala, passed away May 28, 1999 at the age of 83 years. Nick was born in Leader, SK on July 18, 1915. He later farmed in the Weyburn District and owned the store, Heintzman Centre for 12 years. Nick married Marjorie Pearl Metheral on October 15, 1940 and enjoyed 59 loving years. During WWII he was in the Army from 1942 to 1944 when he was discharged due to medical reasons. Nick was a member of the United Church for many years. He loved his music and for many years played the banjo and violin with many of his music friends, much to the enjoyment of all those who were there to listen. Besides his wife and daughter, Nick is survived by two grandsons, Dallas and Dale Hala, and two great grandsons, Nickolas Hala and Daniel Hala, all of Calgary, AB; and mother-in-law, Mary Metheral of Weyburn. As well, he will be missed by sister Katie (Colin) Monteith of Weyburn; brother-in-law Ron (Tory) Metheral of Weyburn; sisters-in-law, Audrey (Bus) Wilkinson of Weyburn; Rose Bleth, Mary Heintzman and Sylvia Sinclair of Calgary; as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was predeceased by his parents: Rudolph and Irma Heintzman; two brothers: Walter and Sebastian (Cappy); two sisters: Pauline and Francis; and several half brothers and sisters. Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 1 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary pallbearers were: Don Douglas, Maurice Miller, Jesse Balkwill, Don Endicott, Mel Van de Sype and Hugh Alexander. The active pallbearers were: Kevin Wilkinson, Tyler Metheral, Lloyd Culham, Tom Minard, Larry Ireland and Dennis Bernie. For friends so wishing, donations in his memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, South Central Health District Foundation, c/o Weyburn General Hospital, Box 2003, Weyburn, SK, S4H 2Z9. The family would like to extend their thanks to the nursing staff at the Weyburn General Hospital. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Edith Mary Jesse
On Sunday, May 30, 1999, Edith Mary Jesse, late of Pangman, passed away at Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 87 years. Edith Jesse was born in Winnipeg, MB on June 3, 1912. She was raised on a farm in the interlake area (Grahamdale) Manitoba where her parents homesteaded. She was predeceased by her father, Josef and mother Margaretha Mangel, and lately by her husband Louis Jesse of Amulet. She leaves to mourn her three sons: Charles (Myra) Jesse of Pangman, and children: Kelly (Lynn) and Aeron (Tracy); George (Barb) Jesse of Drinkwater, and children: Twyla and Jinell; and Lloyd (Donna) Jesse of Medicine Hat, AB, and children: Christopher, Angela and Andrea; one brother, Oscar (Runey) Mangel of Ashern, MB; three sisters: Hilda (Jim) Clark of Moosehorn, MB; Frieda Clark of Grahamdale, MB; and Irma Miller of Caledonia, ON; as well as many nieces and nephews. Edith cared for her brother, sisters and her parents during their failing health. With her parent's passing, she travelled to Winnipeg with her dear friend Isabell Oswald. In Winnipeg, they took on cooking jobs and caretaking work. She travelled to California on occasion. Edith met Louis Jesse through mail correspondence and they were married in Winnipeg on April 30, 1943. They returned to the Amulet area to begin farming. Edith loved to travel, but the farming lifestyle had its limitations. She could always prepare a meal from leftovers. The family enjoyed a full course meal on Sundays, Christmas and other special occasions. The family always enjoyed these special times and loved her cooking. She worked hard on the farm alongside Louis, tending to the livestock and helping during harvest to bring in the crops. Edith was a long term member of the Amulet Women's Guild where she completed beautiful embroidery and quilts. She would always attend the school picnics with her sons. Gardening and making preserves each year took much of her time until the purchase of their first deep freeze. She was often milking cows morning and night, cream separating and cleaning. The onset of arthritis and later diabetes was very hard on her, although she tried not to show it. She frequently would joke and kid around, even though she had to deal with the pain. Edith had a great love for animals, above all her special farm dogs. She resided in the Deep South Personal Care Home for the past year and a half. Mom and Grandma, we love you dearly and you will be greatly missed in our hearts. A prayer service was held Wednesday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral service was held Thursday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church, Ogema, with Rt. Rev. Tom Collings officiating. Interment followed in Amulet Cemetery, Amulet. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Tom Webb, George Murray, Keith Warren, Albert Webb, Parry Johnson and Michael Madigan. For friends so wishing, donations in her memory may be made to the Diabetes Association or the Deep South Personal Care Home, Pangman, in her memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Clarence Blake Walt
On Monday, June 14, 1999, Clarence Blake Walt, late of Weyburn, passed away at Wascana Hospital, Regina, at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Ira and Lucy Walt; two brothers: Herman and Noble Walt; four sisters: Madeline Kerslake, Irene Williams, Mae Kempthorne, and Elva Seavy; two nephews-in-law: Lawrence Brady and Russ Carr. Clarence is survived by one nephew, Art (Gladys) Kempthorne of Ladner, BC; eight nieces: Elva (Don) Turner of Weyburn; Myrtle Brady of Weyburn; June Carr of Weyburn; Marjorie (Vern) Domes of Weyburn; Delva (Norm) Rebin of Saskatoon; Donna (Frank) Zimka of North Vancouver, BC; Carol (Dave) Jarvis of Florida and Vee Lynne (George) Pearson of Saskatoon; as well as numerous grand and great grand nieces and nephews. Clarence was born and educated in the McTaggart area. The Walt home was filled with music; and he played the saxophone in the family orchestra. Music was always a part of his life and remained his primary pleasure in his latter years. His initial career as a storekeeper in small town Saskatchewan was interrupted by World War II. Although he was wounded in the Italian campaign, he returned to service for the liberation of Paris. He was welcomed home by his family, and like many veterans, he opted for a career change, building cabinets. In 1948, he and his brother, Noble, built a new home in Weyburn for their parents, and Clarence was their live-in companion as they aged. During this time he honed his card playing skills with cronies in McTaggart and Weyburn; and honed his sweet tooth on the goodies baked by sisters and nieces. A graveside service was held Saturday, June 19 at 4:30 p.m. from McTaggart Cemetery, McTaggart, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion formed an Honor Guard and held a Last Post Service. In lieu of flowers, for friends so wishing, donations may be made in his memory to the Southeast Regional College, "SIAST Carpentry Program," Box 2003, Weyburn, Sask. S4H 2Z9. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Mae Emily Rubin
On Tuesday, June 1, 1999, Mae Emily Rubin, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Regional Care Centre, at the age of 91 years. Mae Emily Rubin was born August 28, 1907 at Frobisher, SK. She was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Florence Dallin; her husband, Arthur Braden in 1943; four sisters: Lily Boyd, Marguerite Anderson, Gladys Brady and Violet Johnson; two brothers: Gilbert and Raymond Dallin; and by her loving husband of 53 years, Alfred "Mannie" Rubin. Mae leaves to mourn one son, Ronald Braden of Sacramento, Calif.; one sister, Ivy Messham of Estevan; one brother, Walter (Elsa) Dallin of Victoria, BC; sisters-in-law: Marie Bobier and Margaret Rubin of Weyburn, and Clara Rubin of Regina; one brother-in-law, George Berry of Burnaby, BC; as well as several nieces and nephews, great and great great. Mae Emily Dallin was born and raised at Frobisher. She was a long time employee at the Saskatchewan Mental Hospital, Weyburn, acting as dorm supervisor in the psychiatric nurses' dorm. Mrs. Rubin retired in 1973. Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Active pallbearers were: Thomas Bobier, Conrad Ryan, Dayna Ryan, and Julli Bobier. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to the Canadian Diabetes Association of Saskatchewan, in her memory. Arrangements were made by her great nephew Ryan Bobier of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
Stanislaw (Stan) Szmigielski
Stanlislaw (Stan) Szmigielski of Radville and formerly of Lake Alma passed away on Father's Day, June 20, 1999 at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his parents, Francizek and Tekla Szmigielski, three sisters, a younger brother and an infant son, all of Poland. Stan leaves to mourn his loving wife, Pauline (nee Oshust) of Radville; two sons: Walter (Brenda) Szmigielski of Regina and John (Denise Feusi) Szmigielski of Lake Alma; four daughters: Sophie (Wolfgang) Gennutt of Regina; Mary (Jack) Giesinger of Regina; Joan (John) Mansuy of Kipling; and Stella (Roger) L'Arrivee of Wawota; 15 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Stan was born in Trembolia, Poland on July 29, 1921. In World War II, Stan served with the Polish Army. It was during these war years, on September 15, 1942 that he married Pauline Oshust. Married life did not start on a happy note for them as their first child died in infancy. After the war, Pauline and Stan continued living in Poland, where they raised four more children. Times in Europe were bad, especially in Poland. Chances of supporting a family and sustaining an adequate life were grim and therefore in July of 1958 Stan made the big sacrifice, leaving his parents and sister behind in order to attempt to establish a better life for his family. They came to Canada by ship, to Estevan by rail and automobile to the home of August and Aniela Oshust, Pauline's parents, who had immigrated to Canada some years previous and settled on a farm just north of Lake Alma. Here the family would live for about a year or so during which time their sixth child was born. Having arrived in Canada with little more than the clothes on their back, times here were tough also, money was scarse and many hardships had to be endured. One of the hardest barriers to overcome was that of language, as no one in the family understood or spoke a single word of English. During their stay at Stan's in-laws, Stan helped then with the farming which he still did by the use of horses. It was within this first year that a kind-hearted friend, known as Uncle John, found Stan a summer job as a brick layer's helper in the construction of the Lake Alma School. The following year, Stan managed to find employment with a road construction crew. At this time Stan did not own a vehicle and therefore in order to make a living and support the family, he walked the many miles to Lake Alma each day. If he was lucky, someone might have given him a ride home after a tiring day's work. In the fall of 1959, Stan and Pauline bought Art Matters' old farm east of Lake Alma. The house was a two room, one and a half story. Within two years Stan would manage to add on, creating a house with a living room, kitchen and three tiny bedrooms. Throughout the first years at the farm, Stan could not afford running water, electricity or oil heat. Many a cold winter night, Stan would sleep beside the wood stove in the cellar to make sure that the fire did not die out and that all would stay warm. Stan provided for the family through his mixed farming operation, putting in long, strenuous days. When he found a little time, he enjoyed raising bees for honey and growing and grafting fruit trees. Although he had to work hard and long hours, due to the lack of some necessary machinery, which he couldn't afford, Stan did his best to keep the Sabbath, always making time to read his Polish Bible. After the kids were married and moved away, they would all return for any special occasions or holidays. During these times, they always remembered the card games that would go till 3:00 in the morning. As tired as Stan must have been, he would stay up until the last one had gone to bed, but have finished the morning chores before any one started breakfast. In 1995, due to Stan's failing health, he retired and moved to Radville, which was the furthest that he would move from his greatest love, the farm. At least twice a week, during the summer months, you would find Stan back at the old farm yard, just putzing around. Many times he talked about returning to Poland for a visit with his parents, and sister. Although he had longed to see his homeland and relatives, his priority was his family in Canada. Prayers were said Tuesday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel in Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune, with Father Francis Hengen Celebrant. Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Daryl Agestar, Nathan Mansuy, Paolo DiAntonio, James Giesinger, Jason L'Arrivee and Dean Herman. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in his memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Mabel Matilda Campbell
Mabel Matilda Campbell passed away with dignity and her family by her side Friday, June 18, 1999. Predeceased by her parents, Bill and Jenny Brandon; four brothers: Howard, Edward, Albert and Ernest Brandon and one infant brother; and one brother-in-law, Quinton Campbell. Mabel is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Peter Campbell of Weyburn, one son, Wally (Marian) Campbell of Medicine Hat, AB; one daughter, Patricia (John) Horner of Creelman; her grandchildren: Tyler (Heather) Campbell of Richmound, SK and great granddaughter, Myna Campbell; Paula (Pat Roy) Campbell of Edmonton, AB; Heather (Patrick) Chopik of Good Spirit Lake, SK; Scott Horner (Jennifer Nitschelm) of Coaldale, AB; and Jaret Horner of Watrous; one sister, Mildred (Roy) Martin of Prince Albert; three sisters-in-law: Doris McLaren of Prince Albert; Mary Brandon of Regina; and Isabel Carson of Bethune; as well as many nieces, nephews and good friends. Mabel Matilda (Brandon) Campbell was born May 15, 1917 at Bethune. The daughter of William and Jenny Brandon. Mabel attended school in Bethune in the Goldridge District. Following school, Mabel worked as a telephone operator in Bethune. On February 20, 1937, Mabel married Peter Campbell in Regina. They lived in Bethune until 1939 when they moved to Weyburn. In 1952 Mabel started working at the Fashion Shop. Later, Mable managed Vogue ladies wear in Weyburn, and then Rickie's where she retired in 1975. She was a charter member of the Royal Purple and spent many volunteer hours working for the Royal Purple and Quota Club in Weyburn. Mabel was a very devoted family person. She always cared about what the various members of her family were doing. She was very proud of the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. Mable was always quick to phone to see if it had rained or how the harvest was coming along. She was also directly involved, often baby sitting or hosting the grandchildren for swimming lessons or other activities. Mabel and Pete certainly enjoyed their retirement years. Camping was one of their favorite pastimes, sharing the trailer with friends from the Weyburn and Bethune areas. Mabel was always a good listener and was a great friend to talk to. She quite often had a bit of advice for her family and could be quite stern if it wasn't listened to, but the stern look was always toned down by the twinkle in her eye. She was active in Weyburn Community events, serving coffee at Riverside campground, volunteering at W.S.C.H., participating in community picnics and celebrations. Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Jaret Horner, Scott Horner, Tyler Campbell, Ron Martin, Paula Campbell and Heather Chopik. Members of the Royal Purple and the Elks Lodge formed an Honor Guard. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in her memory to the Grace United Church or the Purple Cross Fund. Arrangments were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Lillian May Wiberg
Lillian May Wiberg, formerly of Fillmore, passed away into the arms of Jesus peacefully on June 21, 1999 at 2:30 p.m. in Elmview Nursing Home, Regina, at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1985; parents, Leonard and Lillian Myer; three brothers: Val, Leonard and Frank. She is survived by one daughter, Marion (John); one son, Larry (Sylvia); eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Lillian was born at Pilot Butte to Lillian and Leonard Myer. She had three brothers: Leonard, Val and Frank. Her parents later moved to Osage where she attended West Osage School. In 1932 she married Joseph Wiberg who farmed in the Wheaton District. They had two children, Marion and Larry. For several years Lillian and Joe spent their winters in Weyburn. After Joe was admitted to Souris Valley Regional Care Centre, Lillian moved to Weyburn where she lived until April, 1997. At that time she moved to Regina where she resided until her death. Joe died in 1985. Lillian spent many years worshiping at the Weyburn Church of God. She was involved in Women's Aglow for several years. God was an integral part of her life. Lillian was an avid reader and super cook. Every Christmas she would make hundreds of cookies for her grandchildren along with one of her specialties, Christmas pudding. Lillian will be dearly missed by her children, eight grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Sunday, June 27 at 3:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Dennis Hall officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Don Wiberg, Barry Wiberg, Dwayne Nelson, Gerald Nelson, Gordon Myer and Murray Foss. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideons International in Canada, P.O. Box 3619, 501 Imperial Rd. N., Guelph Ont., N1H 7A2. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
Peter Benedictus van Staveren
Peter Benedictus van Staveren, formerly of Creelman, SK passed away Sunday, June 27, 1999 at St. Joseph's Special Care Home, Estevan. Pete was born April 15, 1930 in Nieuw-Vennep, Netherlands. He was predeceased by his parents, Johannes van Staveren and Corneilia Blom; brother, Jan (in infancy); sisters: Corrie van Staveren, Anneke van Egmond (all from the Netherlands); and brother, Jasper van Staveren of Creelman. Peter is survived by his siblings: Nel (Ken) Milatz of Griffin; Nick (Trudy) van Staveren of Weyburn; Lida (Frank) Eldering of Edmonton, AB; Mart (Riet) van Staveren of the Netherlands and Jopie (Jan) Hulsbosch of the Netherlands. He also leaves his sister-in-law, Elisabeth van Staveren of Creelman; brother-in-law Cees (Lyda) van Egmond of the Netherlands; and many nieces and nephews both in Canada and the Netherlands. Pete immigrated to Canada in February 1953 with brother Nick. His brother Jasper joined them in 1954. They worked for several farmers before purchasing their first farm in the Creelman area in 1959. Prayers were said Tuesday, June 29 at 8:00 p.m. from St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Fillmore. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Vincent van Staveren, Marcel van Staveren, Jerry van Staveren, Mark van Staveren, Paul Milatz and Ed Eldering. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
On Tuesday, July 13, 1999, Daniel Procyk, Fillmore, SK died suddenly at the age of 68 years. The funeral mass was celebrated in St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Fillmore on Saturday, July 17 by the Rev. Francis Hengen. Interment in St. Peter and St. Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Montmartre, SK by Rev. Ed Hengen. Daniel was predeceased by his father, William Procyk in 1975; his mother, Mary (Lanoway) Procyk in 1993; two brothers, one in infancy in 1927 and Adam Procyk in 1986; two sisters, Victoria Dusyk in 1975 and Sally Macknak in 1977; three brothers-in-law: William Dusyk, Adolph Jacob and Fred Perra; his mother and father-in-law, Arthur and Helen Perra and one sister-in-law, Helen Perra. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Genevieve; five sons: Rick and Vickie and their family, Chris, Aimee, Sandra and Janis, Fillmore; Roger and Joan, Fillmore; Gord and Bernadette and their family, Dayne and Devyn, Regina; Robert and Christine, Regina; Andrew and Tracy, Carlyle; five daughters: Deb Procyk, Weyburn; Joan and Danny McNaughton and their family, Jill, Monte and Grady, Eastend, SK; Elanor and Lucien Lepage and their family, Claude, Colette, Rejean and Justan, Montmartre; Linda and Gary Hack and their family, Derek, Jessica and Brendan, Weyburn; Mary and Mike Malach and their family Chelsi and Nathan, Regina; one brother, Walter and Caroline Procyk, Montmartre; three sisters: Jean Jacob, Regina; Nancy Procyk, Indian Head; Marie Dusyk, Monmartre; two brothers-in-law: Raymond and Catherine Perra, Regina, and Maurice Perra, Sintaluta, SK; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Robbins, Edmonton, AB and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were his sons: Rick, Roger, Gord, Robert and Andrew; brother Walter, grandson Claude and good friend, Herb Morris of Fillmore. If friends so desire contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, 2360-2nd Ave., Regina, Sask. S4R 1A6 may be tokens of remembrance. Arrangements in care of Tubman Funeral Home, Wolseley.
George Joseph Vandendriessche
On July 12, 1999, George Joseph Vandendriessche, late of Weyburn, Sask. passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Corinne Vandendriessche; two sisters: Bertha and Anne; and one brother, Francis. George is survived by his loving wife, Audrey of Weyburn; three children: Joanne (Doug) Kerr of Moosomin; Beverley (Carl) McDiarmid of Orleans, ON; and Gordon (Kim) Vandendriessche of Courtenay, BC; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren; two brothers: Fr. Art Vandendriessche of Regina; and Ron (Sue) Vandendriessche of Gloucester, ON; three sisters: Theresa Sklarchuk of Regina; Clara (Tony) Kot of Weyburn and Olive (Jim) McAllister of Ottawa, ON; and many nieces and nephews. George was born January 19, 1915 on his grandfather's homestead, two miles east of Weyburn. He was one of the original students to attend Haig School that opened in 1920, then Assiniboia School in 1927 and the Weyburn Collegiate Institute, graduating in 1932. He married Audrey Boulton on July 17, 1947 in Moosomin. He lived his whole life on the farm near Weyburn before moving to town in the fall of 1968. George joined the Armed Forces in December of 1942 where he was assigned to the Pay Corps in Regina as a sargeant. He was discharged from the Army in April of 1946. George was recognized for his long time involvement in the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47, Weyburn, where he acted as president twice and zone commander from 1974 to 1983. He received the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf for outstanding devotion to the aims and objects of the Royal Canadian Legion. He also devoted over 50 years of faithful service to the Knights of Columbus where he held many positions including Grand Knight. He received a certificate of recognition from the City of Weyburn for the clean up committee, Canada week committee and recreation board, Community Service award for 11 years from the United Way Communithon, Certificate of Distinction from the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre, Certificate of Honour from the Council for Canadian Unity, Certificate of Appreciation from National Museums of Canada for the Discovery Train, and Years of Service with Weyburn and Area Home Care. One of his main interests was gardening, and he received two Horticultural Society Awards in 1988 and 1991. Other hobbies and interests pursued in retirement were curling and golf, and he was an avid follower of the Toronto Blue Jays. Prayers were said at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 15 from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Friday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de paul Roman Catholic Church with Father Francis Hengen celebrant and Father Art Vandendriessche concelebrant. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Knights of Columbus 3rd degree, formed an honor guard. The active pallbearers were: Morgan Kerr, Dallas Kerr, Kent McDiarmid, Chad McDiarmid, Geoff McDiarmid and Jeff Greening. The Royal Canadian Legion Last Post Service was also held. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or the St. Vincent de Paul Stained Glass Window Fund. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Arthur Woodrow Martinson
Arthur Woodrow (Woody) Martinson passed away at Regina, on Tuesday, July 13 at the age of 81 years. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 16, 1999 from Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Midale with Pastor Greg Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Westphalia Cemetery, Midale. Pallbearers were Dale Martinson, Glen Martinson, Neil Martinson, Garnath Rasmuson, Alan Emde and Ron Emde. If friends so desire, donations may be given to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Building Fund, Midale. Woody is survived by his two sons: Randy (Angela), Weyburn; Wayne (Lori Giem), Calgary. One daughter, Judy (Harv) Prochnau, Hart, Michigan. One brother, Elvey (Nina) Martinson, Midale. One sister, Hazel (Willis) Emde, Midale. Seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Woodrow was predeceased by his parents, Marius and Hannah; his wife Haldis in 1984; daughter Donna Lou in 1957. In-laws, Herman and Martha Knevelsrud and sister-in-law Edith Nisbet. Arthur Woodrow Martinson was born on August 27, 1917 to Marius and Hannah Martinson at Midale. Woodrow married Haldis Knevelsrud on January 1, 1944. This marriage was blessed with four children: Judy, Donna Lou, Randy and Wayne. Woodrow received his education at Midale and Waite school. In his teens, attending Luther League, Bible School and Bible Camp were highlights. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Midale and served in various offices and on committees. He taught Sunday school for 29 years and was superintendent for 10 years. He was still attending Sunday school, active in the Bible class. He served in the Armed Forces from 1942-1946 and was stationed in Regina. When he was discharged they returned to Midale and farmed for a few years, later moving to town, where he was employed by the R.M. of Cymri for road construction, Dick Bond Construction, Madsen Construction and Leduc Construction. He later spent several months with the Dick Bond Company as a gravel foreman on No. 1 Highway, in Ignace, Ontario and on the airport at Red Lake, Ontario. He was employed by Esso and Gulf at Midale, then later transferred to the Gulf in Estevan and Weyburn. He retired in Sept. 1982, lived in his own home in Midale and kept himself busy with his radio control model aircraft. He helped many with this hobby as well as entertained others. Also he was ready and willing to chauffeur people to their various appointments. Woodrow will be missed by all ages, young and old, because he had a young heart. Blessed be his memory. Funeral arrangements were in care of the Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan.