Leonida Albina Sonnenberg
Leonida Albina Sonnenberg of Medicine Hat, AB, passed away Saturday, September 11, 1999 at the age of 89 years, beloved wife of the late Ephraim Sonnenberg. She leaves to cherish her memory one son, Ernest (Phyllis) Sonnenberg of Halbrite, SK, and one daughter Ruth (Clarence) Heringer of Medicine Hat; seven grandchildren, Wayne, Glen, Kim, Larry and Darren Sonnenberg, Lori Battochio (Heringer) and Karen Schafer (Heringer); nine great grandchildren; and one sister Wanda Eichler of Germany. She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Rosillia Linke; her husband Ephraim on February 9, 1992 and by one son Wilfred on March 24, 1935; her brother Reinhold and her sister Adella. Leonida was born in Poland August 27, 1910 and came to Canada in 1928. She married Ephraim Sonnenberg on April 21, 1930 in Weyburn where they lived and raised their children. Through the years they lived in Indian Head and Broadview, SK while Ephraim worked for the CPR. They retired in Medicine Hat November 20, 1971. Leonida will be remembered for many things; she was a great cook and had wonderfully skilled hands, particularly at making quilts and bedspreads. Her family was everything to her. The funeral service was held in the Pattison Chapel, Medicine Hat, Monday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Art Brown (a long time friend of the family) officiating. Interment followed in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the United Way of Medicine Hat, 457-3rd Street S.E., Medicine Hat, T1A 7G7 or to the Heights Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 655 Stewart Dr. N.W., Medicine Hat, T1A 7C2. Arrangements entrusted to Pattison Funeral Home and Crematorium, Medicine Hat.
Germain Labbee passed away at his home August 24, 1999 at the age of 78 years. He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers and seven sisters. He leaves to mourn his wife, Ardelle (nee Carlson) of Radville; two daughters: Sandra (Emile) Carles of Radville and Pat (Glenn) Musgrave of Burwick, NS; two sons: Reynold (Linda) Labbee of Regina and Dale Labbee of Winnipeg, MB; ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren; two sisters: Flo Van de Sype of Radville and Aurore Cote of Asbestos, PQ; as well as several nieces and nephews. Germain was born May 10, 1921 in the Lacadia District, south of Radville. He attended school in that area while growing up on a farm. At age 18, he enlisted in the army and was overseas for four years during World War II. He served in Belgium, Holland, France and Italy. His main duties were relegated to tank driving. In 1947 he married Ardelle Carlson. He worked as a mechanic for E. Bourassa and Sons for 12 years until purchasing a farm just north of Radville. He was an excellent mechanic, farmer and carpenter. He took great pride in his Angus cattle, and served on the local Laurier Community Pasture Board where he was instrumental in having Charolais herd sires introduced into what was an Angus or Hereford program only. In 1975 Germain and Ardelle sold the farm and moved to town. He worked as a farm laborer for a few years prior to taking the position of caretaker at the Radville Elementary School from 1978 to 1986. He was a very meticulous caretaker and took great pride in having everything sparkle and shine. He enjoyed and cherished his relationship with the students during those years. During this time, he also assisted his son, Reynold with the butchering duties of Ren's Meat Mart and Abattoir. Germain's interests were simple. He loved to play whist, garden and visit with family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a dedicated Legion member, serving on committees and proudly carried the flag for many Remembrance Day ceremonies. He was a devoted husband and in spite of his own failing health, was principal caregiver to his wife to his last day. He liked simplicity in life, and as long as he was comfortable and had something to do, he was happy. The funeral mass was held Saturday, August 28 at 2:00 p.m. from Holy Family Catholic Church, Radville, with Father Brian Meredith Celebrant. The eulogy was presented by his son, Reynold Labbee and an excerpt from a poem entitled 'Just a Common Soldier' was read by granddaughter Janelle Carles-Liebreich. Interment followed at the Radville Laurier Cemetery with a Royal Canadian Legion Last Post Service conducted by the Radville Legion members. Honorary pallbearers were Radville Legion Members. The active pallbearers were: Reynold Labbee, Dale Labbee, Trevor Labbee, Cole Labbee, Kobie King and Trent Liebreich. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in his memory to the Yandeau Memorial Fund or Radville Marian Health Centre Palliative Care, in his memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
On Saturday, September 4, 1999, Anna Stach, late of Yellow Grass, and formerly of Weyburn, passed away at Beautiful Plains Villa, Yellow Grass, at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her parents, Heinrich and Alvina Pioch; her husband, Berthold Stach; two sisters and one brother; and one grandson, Mark Stach. Anna is survived by her children: Betty (Dale) Knibbs of Griffin; Ursula (Hank) Hennig of Bradwell, SK; Siegmund (Giesela) Stach of Abbotsford, BC and Kurt (Arlene) Stach of Regina; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Anna was born on September 17, 1908 in Polnow, Germany to Heinrich and Alvina Pioch. Hers was a small town childhood in a farming community with a loving, church going family of faith. She met Berthold Stach at a dance and they were married in March, 1932, making their home first in Kritin and then in Metzlaff. The happy couple loved to sing together with the town gathered at their front door to listen. World War II shattered their lives, scattering their family to concentration camps and refugee camps until they at last were reunited in Duisberg, Germany. After rebuilding a comfortable life there, they decided to emigrate to Canada in 1951, arriving in Estevan and settling in Viewfield on a cold January day. Together they worked hard on various farms in the community, raising their family of four children, gardening, canning and saving and cherishing the simple joys of life: kleetel with fresh milk, girken, french toast, pillows and quilts stuffed with their own goose down, home knitted mittens and stockings and good relationships with friends, family and God. They celebrated their 45th Anniversary surrounded by family and friends, and reached their 49th before Berthold's death in 1981. Whenever you went to visit, Anna's house was always clean and she was always wearing her apron. She couldn't throw anything away, if it could still be mended, she would mend it, sometimes even patching the patches. Her dedication to their children sometimes kept her going all night knitting and sewing for school the next day. She loved bows, and they were everywhere in her house. At her 90th birthday party, she beamed to have her picture taken with her other nonagenarian friends, over 270 years of life experience in three chairs. At family gatherings, she didn't want to miss anything if she could help it, staying up until everyone else went to bed. Failing health forced her to give up her apartment for constant nursing care in the Beautiful Plains Villa Nursing Home where she passed away peacefully. Anna taught much about determination, persistence and faith. Hers was a strong will, not at all negative, the only failure that was possible was one willed by God. If something needed doing, persistence would see it done. Faith in God and trust in His promises sustained her throughout her life. She will be greatly missed. Funeral service was held Wednesday, September 8 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton Cemetery, Stoughton. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Curtis Stach, Jesse Campbell, Darwin Knibbs, Jeremy Knibbs, David Hennig, Garry Hennig and Michael Stach. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, Weyburn Branch. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Bradley William Zastrow
On Tuesday, August 31, 1999 Brad Zastrow, late of Weyburn, passed away peacefully with family by his side, at the age of 46. Predeceased by his parents Robbie and Alma, and an infant son Tanner, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Pam, son Brendan and daughter Nicole, all of Weyburn. His sister Myrna McCrystal, Regina, and brothers Bob (Gloria) Zastrow, Onoway, AB, and Jeff (Melanie) Zastrow, Yellow Grass. His mother-in-law and father-in-law Frank and Myriel Fellner of Weyburn. Aunts and uncle: Mabel Backlin, Ida Garritty, Phyllis (Lawrence) Weimer and Jack (Joyce) Bernard, all of Weyburn, as well as numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Brad was born June 6, 1953 in Weyburn and lived the first part of his life in Trossachs. He went to school in Trossachs and Yellow Grass. It was during this time that he developed a love for the land and his obsession with all things mechanical. He was actively involved in 4-H, taking pride in the calves that he raised to show each summer at the Weyburn fair. When he was old enough and had enough money he purchased his first car and over the years he owned about 38 vehicles. It was also during this time that he started out working first at the Gulf station in Weyburn, then at Canada Wire and Cable, Standard General Construction in Edmonton, Standard Glass and for the past 20 years managing Speedy Auto Glass here in Weyburn, and also farming at Khedive for the past eight years. In September of 1988 he and Pam were married in Weyburn and they enjoyed travelling until their family started; first Brendan in 1991, Nicole in 1995, and then Tanner in 1996. It was Brad who sat by Tanner during his short life at the Regina General Hospital. Brad was a very loving husband and father and friend to many. We will all miss him. Brad was laid to rest Saturday, September 4 from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Francis Hengen celebrant and Reverend Bill Corkum officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearers were his nephews Craig McCrystal, Bobbie Zastrow, Chris Zastrow, Tim Zastrow, Terry Zastrow and Drew Filyk. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to the Palliative Care fund at the Weyburn General Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher's Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Leslie Albert Wright
On Tuesday, August 3, 1999, Leslie Albert Wright, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Ephraim and Zella Wright; and four brothers; Melville, Leo, Ralph and Rodger. Leslie is survived by his wife, May Wright of Weyburn; his son, Darcy (Denise) Wright of Estevan; his grandchildren: Michael of Regina; Dyana of Estevan; and Daryl of Estevan; one sister, Hannah Morrish of Thunder Bay, ON; one sister-in-law, Laura Wright of Thunder Bay, ON; one brother-in-law, Reg (Edna) Worton of Devonshire, England; special friend, Helen Chambers of Kemptonville, ON; as well as many nieces and nephews. Leslie Albert Wright was born July 13, 1916 at Montmartre, SK. He was raised on the farm and received his grade seven education. Leslie enjoyed working on the farm as he loved anything connected with the land and nature. He helped build highway 48 near Montmartre with a team and wagon. He lived at Wolseley prior to enlisting, and served from 1940 to 1945 with the first Canadian Survey Regiment R.C.A. in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, Belgium and Holland. On September 25, 1943 Leslie married May Alice Worton at St. John's Anglican Church, Frederick Crescent Brixton SW 9 in London, England. He lived at Huronville, Moffat, Greenville areas, Kayville for six years, Creelman for six months, Handsworth for two years, Oungre for 12 years and Weyburn for 20 years. Leslie was a grain buyer from 1957 to 1978, but always was a farmer at heart. He and his wife worked as a married couple on farms in the Francis area from 1946 to 1957, and was a hunter, fisherman and horseman. He enjoyed golfing, curling, horseshoes and travelling all across Canada. He also enjoyed baseball and was a left handed baseball pitcher. His whole life was a special event and he had a great love for his family. A memorial service was held Saturday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m. from the auditorium of the Royal Canadian legion in Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in his memory to the Legion Memorial Fund. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Hellen Torgunrud Steiro
On Friday, October 1, 1999, Hellen Torgunrud Steiro passed away at Beautiful Plains Villa in Yellow Grass at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by her first husband, Melvin Torgunrud in 1950; her second husband Ray Steiro; daughter-in-law, Evelyn Torgunrud; step daughter and son-in-law, Alfrida and Danny Scott; stepson Harold Steiro; son-in-law, Julian Ness; stepson-in-law, Alfred Marshall. Hellen will be lovingly remembered by her family: Norma Ness, Merlin Torgunrud, Jean (Mervin) Freeman, all of Weyburn; Janice (Leroy) Walkom of Edmonton, AB; her step-children: George (Selma) Wood, Ralph (Rose) Steiro, Carl (Betty) Steiro, Raymond (Sharon) Steiro, Helen Dummanchuck and Arlene Steiro, all of BC; and Dagny Marshall of Moose Jaw; 34 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Hellen was born January 30, 1907 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the third child of the marriage of Olof Hanson and Anna Martina nee Johnson. The family came to homestead near Lake Alma in 1910, and only a year later, her mother died. Her father remarried, and Helen was raised in a large double family. On October 9, 1925, Hellen married Melvin Torgunrud, whom she had known in the community. They farmed in the Maxim area and raised their family of four children: Norma (whose twin Nina died in infancy), Merlin, Janice and Jean. There were many hard years, and Hellen involved her children in her clothes sewing projects, supervising and completing everything from reclaiming cloth to cutting patterns from catalogue models to sizing hand-me-downs, all at the kitchen table. Hellen was quite musical, playing piano, guitar, and electric autoharp. She played for church services at the Round Grove School House and later at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. She instilled music in her children, and together with Melvin they played at many house parties and school dances. Then Melvin was stricken with cancer, and he died after three months in hospital. Hellen was remarried on July 16, 1951 to Ray Steiro, and surprised the family with the announcement of their honeymoon. With four of Ray's children still at home and two of Hellen's, theirs was a busy household. Hellen was known to make 12 loaves of bread every other day. Cook, cook, cook described her main occupation, for family, company, friends and harvest crews. Recreation was whist and other card games, dominoes and checkers of different types, and of course music. But central in life was church involvement at Emmanuel, with Luther League and Ladies' Aid, especially the quilting bees. Hellen was best know for her hand-stitched quilts, which were presented at many family weddings. Her goal, which she achieved, was to prepare a quilt for all her children's children before she died. In 1973, Ray and Hellen moved to Weyburn. They joined the seniors group and enjoyed traveling and many other activities with them. After Ray died in 1985 Hellen sold the house and took a two bedroom apartment, turning one room into her sewing den. As arthritis worsened, she moved to the Beautiful Plains Villa in Yellow Grass. Eventually arthritis confined her to a wheelchair, but her strong faith sustained her, and she drew others into a regular communion circle. With increasing loss of independance, hellen increasingly waited on God's timing while expressing her love and appreciation for her family and friends. Then on October 1, after declining to have breakfast, Hellen died peacefully in her bed. She was a very special person and a great mother, and will be very sadly missed. Funeral service was held Tuesday, October 5 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were her grandsons: Rick Torgunrud, Daryl Torgunrud, Garry Ness, Mervin Ness, Ken Freeman and Bob Walkom. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, in her memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Mathilda "Tillie" Brems
On Tuesday, October 5, 1999, Mathilda "Tillie" Brems, late of Stoughton passed away at New Hope Pioneer Lodge at the age of 91 years. Tillie was born December 23, 1907 at Forget, SK. Predeceased by her parents James and Marie Lepine; two sisters: Eugenie (Antonio) Bonin and Lilliane (Ludger) Vallee; four brothers-in-law: James Flower, Fred Brems, Gert Brems and Antonio Bonin; and by her loving husband of 58 years, Bob Brems. Mathilda is survived by her brothers and sisters: Emile (Bert) Lepine, Marie Flower, Wilfred (Amelie) Lepine, and Germine (John) Breunel, all of St. Rose Du Lac, MB; Blanche (Walter) Powney of Winnipeg; and Rene (Dot) Lepine of Hamiota, MB; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Saturday, October 9 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. Interment followed in Stoughton cemetery. The active pallbearers were: Emile Breunel, John Breunel, Jim Dumur, Wilfred Vallee, Wilfred Coderre, and Harold Coderre. All others in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, for friends so wishing, donations may be made to the New Hope Pioneer Lodge, Stoughton, in her memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Marcella Ellen Norman
On Tuesday, September 28, 1999, Marcella Ellen Norman, late of Weyburn, passed away at Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by an infant brother, Harold Russel Carr in 1922, twin sister Loucella Margaret Gregory in 1943; father, Russel Peter Carr in 1968; brother Peter Russel Carr in 1972; husband Herbert Allen Norman in 1984, mother Marcella Flora Carr in 1984, one sister Geraldine Gertrude Linley, and a granddaughter Karen Lesley Vivienne Norman in 1992. Marcella leaves to mourn, her one daughter, Arlene Lue of Regina; four sons: Brian (Mary) Norman of Kingston, NS; Douglas (Gwen) Norman of Bashaw, AB; Michael Norman of Aylmer, PQ; and Patrick Norman of Ottawa, ON; three sisters: Joan (Herman) Linley of Weyburn; June Larsen of Whiterock, BC; and Bernadine Carr of Weyburn; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Marcella was born in Elgin, MB on March 23, 1917. The family moved to Weyburn before she was old enough to attend school, so she attended Haig School and the Weyburn Collegiate Institute. Marcella was fond of many sports in school, including skating, swimming and track and field events. She married Herbert Allen Norman of Weyburn on November 11, 1937 and they resided in Weyburn all their lives. Marcella was a housewife and a loving mother all of her life. In her later years she took up poetry and painting. Funeral service was held Friday, October 1, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Julie Collings officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Dave Irwin, Neal Keefe, Bobby Little, Vladimer Bocian, Mike Bocian and Keith Martin. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to a charity of the donor's choice, in her memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
Earl Allan Hewson
On Saturday, October 2, 1999, Earl Allan (Buddy) Hewson, late of Weyburn, and formerly of Oungre passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Center, at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by his parents, Albert and Lola Hewson; brothers, Warren and Bobby Hewson; and sisters: Della Domstad, Verna Redderman and Buehla Vickary. Buddy is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Wednesday, October 6, at 2:00 p.m. from the Hamar Lutheran Church, Bromhead, SK with Pastor Paul Roellchen-Pfolh officiating. Interment followed in the Lutheran cemetery, Hoffer, SK. The active pallbearers were: Walton Eddy, Dennis Melby, Don McNeil, Frank Durst, Lloyd Hansen, Johnny Hansen and Don Buck. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate 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.
Grace May Stainbrook
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother, Grace May (Burrill) Stainbrook, into the arms of Jesus on October 24, 1999. Mom was born May 27, 1903. She was the first baby girl born in Waskada, MB. She resided seven years in Waskada, 53 years in Tribune and 36 years in Weyburn. Her last years were in the loving care of the staff at Weyburn Special Care Home. She was predeceased by her loving husband Joseph, her companion for 66 years. She was also predeceased by her parents, John and Almeda Burrill, her brothers: Bert, Clayton (Barb), and Melvin (Ursula), her sisters Clara (Bob) Gillis and Mabel (Harold) Veochting; daughter-in-law, Marion Stainbrook, sons-in-law, Clem Oxelgren and Jim Sherle, and grandson, Dennis Oxelgren. Mom was also predeceased by Joe's parents, John and Delia Stainbrook, his brothers: Henry (Marie) and Raymond (Josie) Stainbrook; and Joe's sisters: Goldie (Jack) Evan and Rosie (Fred) Preddy, and their spouses. Left to enjoy memories of Mom, is her youngest brother Martin and wife Gwen of Gainsborough; and her seven loving children, their spouses, families and friends: five sons: Roy (Charlotte), sons Royden (Margaret and Randy (Lynn) and their families; Murray (Mae), son Darwin, daughters Rhonda Stainbrook and Shannon (Scott) Sabados and families; Marshall (Donna), son Daurel (Betty Ann), daughters, Darnell (Hugh) Armstrong, Mardell (Allan) Larson and families; Elwood (Mavis), sons Kevin (Darlene), Shayne (Divina) Grant and families; Garry (Anna-Mae), sons Cory and David, daughter Tera; two daughters: Delilah (Clem) Oxelgren, sons Larry (Shelley) and Dorlan (Corinne), and daughters, Lynn Oxelgren and Raylene (Daryl) McFadden and families; Beryl (Edmund) Mazur, daughters Carrie (Ernie) Kalynka and Pat Wessley, son Dan (Linda) Sherle and families. We all remember our mom for her 'family love', her kindness, her friendliness, and her lively interest in everyone and everything around her. She was always wonderful support for family and community, and shared her many artistic talents. She felt especially blessed to have such a wonderful family, many good friends, and happy times. She cherished them all and was always thankful for her many blessings. With the love and support of God, her Savior, Mom has lived a long and wonderful life. Left to remember her love and kindness are her seven children, and their spouses, 26 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren, her many caring nephews and nieces, and all her good friends. Altogether Mom and Dad's family tree number 112. May God Bless our parents and keep them in His tender care. Thank you to everyone who loved and supported our mother and father throughout their life's journey. May God bless you all. Funeral service was held Wednesday, October 27, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were her grandchildren: Rhonda, Tera, Cory, Daurel and Randy Stainbrook and Patricia Wessley. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in her memory to the Grace United Church, Weyburn, or the Tribune Community Club. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Cecelia Anna Mallinger
On Sunday, October 24, 1999, Cecelia Anna Mallinger, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 83 years. Cecelia was born November 22, 1915 at Halbrite, SK. She was predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Anna Mallinger; three brothers: Luke, George and Severn Mallinger; four sisters: Lillian Mallinger, Blanche Bennett, Vernice Brenholen and Beatrice Mallinger. Cecelia is survived by two sisters: Ruth Fuchs of Weyburn, and Marcella Payak of Weyburn, as well as many nieces and nephews. Prayers were said Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Mary Ann Seitz presiding. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, October 27 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen Celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Alex Sidloski, Dennis Sidloski, Roy Sidloski, Don Payak, Jerry Herring and Howard Giroux. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to Souris Valley Extended Care Centre or the Alzheimer Association, in her memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Phillip Henry Tindall
On Monday, October 25, 1999, Phillip Henry Tindall, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Henry and Alice Tindall and by his nephew Garry. Phillip is survived by his wife, Mabel of Weyburn; one brother Dorland (Dorothy) Tindall of Trossachs; two sisters: Elizabeth (William) Garling of Weyburn, and Vera (Elmer) Ross of Bobcaygeon, ON; one step-son Allen Thomas of Colgate; two step-daughters Evelyn (Frank) Dreher of Oxbow; and Julie (Dwight) Jacobson of Calgary, AB; eight step grandchildren and five great step grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews. Phillip was born November 12, 1927 at Weyburn. He was educated at Prospect School and the Weyburn Collegiate Institute. He spent most of his life on the family farm in the Prospect area except for a few years in the 50's and 60's when he worked for C.P. Rail. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Funeral service was held Thursday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Ron Fellner, Brad Tindall, Brad Murray, Dave Kirby, Reinhart Weger and Dale Garling. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in his memory to the Knox Presbyterian Church or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Anthony (Tony) Donat Loiselle
On Sunday, October 24, 1999, Anthony (Tony) Donat Loiselle, late of Radville, passed away at the Marian Health Centre at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Joseph and Marguerite Loiselle, and one brother-in-law, Carl Becker. Tony is survived by his loving wife, Pauline of Radville, two sons: Mark (Nola) Loiselle of Saskatoon; and Greg (Paula) Loiselle of Victoria, BC; two daughters: Linda (Farrouk) Motivala of Keswick, ON; and Debra Loiselle of Weyburn; five grandchildren; two sisters: Rosalie Becker of Calgary; and Alice (Don) Campbell of Houston, Texas; as well as seven nephews. Tony was born March 3, 1916 at Radville. In his early years, Tony worked with his father on the family farm five miles southwest of Radville. In 1952 he married and built a home on the farm where the family lived prior to moving into town in 1961. He retired from farming in 1980. Tony was a Charter Member of the Radville Elks Lodge and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. His five grandchildren were frequent visitors, Soriaya and Sasha Motivala and Nathan, Elicia and Devon Loiselle. Grandpa entertained them with stories of the past, went skating, played ball and spent many hours playing cards. Tony enjoyed his retirement playing cards at the Senior Citizen's Club and visiting with friends. He was an excellent dancer and especially enjoyed Ballroom dancing. A memorial service was held Wednesday, October 27 at 2:30 p.m. from the Radville United Church, with Rev. Doug Ponto officiating. The eulogy was given by Tony's grandson, Nathan, who shared his fondest memories of his grandfather. Interment followed in Laurier Cemetery, Radville. The Radville Elks participated in the service with an Honor Guard. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Radville Marian Health Centre. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Clare Hedegard of Estevan passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital on Monday, September 13, 1999 after a short battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents, Jens and Mary Hedegard, he will be lovingly remembered by Ida, his wife of 55 years, daughters Carol (Best) and Kathy, son-in-law, Gene Best, grandchildren Holly and Nathan Best, sisters Laurine Farmer and Doris Preddy, brother-in-law Charles Preddy, nephew Larry Preddy, nieces Gail Farmer, Beverly Kennedy, Dianne Fahlman and Susan Yea; also, brothers-in-law Erling Haugland and Odel Hammer and sister-in-law Ann Haugland and numerous relatives and friends throughout Canada, USA and Norway. Clare Edward was born December 14, 1916 in Bromhead, SK, the second child of Jens and Mary Hedegard. He was one of Doc Brown's babies as his birth required assistance. In 1919, land was purchased a mile and a half south of Bromhead and they moved to what became the family farm. This was the beginning of Clare's farming career. He always told his daughters that he had farmed for 50 years so he must have started at a young age! Growing up on a prairie farm gave him a love of nature and the outdoor world which remained a vital part of his character his whole life. Clare and his sisters, Laurine and Doris, explored the prairie landscape and shores of Long Creek, enjoying swimming in the summer and skating in the winter. They attended Hamar school in the district, their modes of transportation being horse and buggy or by foot. By the stories he recounted, walking was the most usual way of getting to school and often through much snow and hardship! He was a well-loved member of a large extended family consisting of aunts, uncles and cousins. There were many get-togethers out at the farm or in town at Uncle Tom's or Aunt Ellen's. Clare completed his schooling in Bromhead, graduating with his Grade 12. As a young man, he enjoyed playing baseball and hockey with the Bromhead teams. He farmed with his father and in 1944 married Ida Haugland, also of Bromhead. They purchased the farm from Clare's parents in 1946. That year their first daughter, Carol Elaine, was born. The birth of Kathryn Ann in 1950 completed their family. Clare took an active part in his community serving on Hamar Lutheran church council (where he was also baptized and confirmed), Lyndale school board representing Hamar school district, South Bromhead telephone company, Torquay Credit Union, Sask. Wheat Pool, The CCF and later the NDP, plus various agricultural committees. He continued to enjoy the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was a long time conservationist, a life member of Ducks Unlimited and a subscriber to and supporter of Nature Saskatchewan. As a farmer, he was always alert to the flora and fauna around him. Many a duck's nest was moved to save it from destruction by his machinery. Clare and Ida retired from farming in 1973 and purchased their present home in Estevan. Retirement was a joy to Clare. He immersed himself in golfing, curling and bowling. He and Ida joined Trinity Lutheran church where they were active in the choir for many years. Clare enjoyed the activities and friendships these brought. A memorial service was held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Estevan, Friday, September 17 with Pastors Paul Sartison and Val From officiating. Interment of ashes followed at Hamar Lutheran Cemetery, Bromhead. It was Clare's wish to have his ashes placed at the foot of his father's grave. His final resting place overlooks the land he walked as a boy and farmed as a man. Arrangements in care of Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan.