December 25, 1948 - October 4, 2012
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Mary (Jane) Cadman, née Schreiner on October 4, 2012 at Grand Forks, B.C. Mary was born on Dec 25, 1948 in Humboldt, Sk, third daughter to Lawrence and Hedwig Schreiner. She was raised on the family farm, attending elementary school at Burton Lake School and high school at Humboldt Collegiate Institute. Mary attended university in Regina for one year but circumstances did not allow completion. It was to her regret that Mary did not achieve a university degree but that did not stop her from achieving success in her chosen career in Information Systems. Starting out as an analyst assistant in data processing, she completed her career in Information Systems as an Applications Development Manager for a resource company. Mary and Robert married in 1991. After surviving treatment for breast cancer very shortly after their marriage, they sought a quieter life style away from the city of Calgary and bought an acreage near Carbon, AB where they resided for 14 years. Mary was much involved in the community, devoting thousands of hours to the preservation of one of the few remnants of Carbon’s history, the Farmers’ Exchange building. Mary and Robert retired to Grand Forks from Calgary in 2007 and Mary very much enjoyed her time here. She became actively involved in the Grand Forks Guild Connection, the Sunshine Quilters, the Boundary Spinners & Weavers, and the Focus on Fibre Association. Mary had a great love for the arts, performing, visual and literary. She loved to create things, particularly in fibre. Mary was an adventurous quilter, knitter, weaver, rug hooker, spinner – to her chagrin she left with many fibres yet unexplored. She discovered weaving and spinning since she came to Grand Forks and enjoyed them enormously. Mary treasured her time with her grandchildren. In the summers Mary and Bob spent time at the lake, camping, cooking and exploring British Columbia with her grandsons. Mary looked forward to every visit and phone call – her time spent with her granddaughters and grandsons was precious. All were outfitted in Mary’s hand-made garments and quilts. Mary enjoyed travel but travelled primarily in North America. In 2007, she happily achieved a goal of seeing Australia. She enjoyed visits to see family and friends in the Northwest Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Mary jumped in with both feet, pursuing things passionately and optimistically. She was always sure it could be done in less time and with less effort than everyone else thought so she generally made it happen! She volunteered at many things over the years. Her most passionate volunteer project was working on the restoration of the Farmers’ Exchange Building in Carbon, AB. Things that shaped Mary include her special birthday, growing up on a farm, attending a one room school, anyone who said there was something she could not do, being one of six daughters, her experience with cancer, and those she met because of it. Mary leaves behind her husband of twenty years, Robert Cadman of Grand Forks; daughter Tanya Krueger (Brian Asmundson) of Yellowknife, NT; grandsons Roman and Carson Asmundson; son Robert Kossick (Jacqueline) of Edmonton, AB; granddaughters Danaea and Cayley Kossick; step-sons John (Amy) Cadman of Calgary, AB, and Michael (Nancy) Cadman of Canmore, AB; grandson Olin Cadman, sisters Annette (Bill) Krayetski of Prince Albert, SK, Ayesha (Didier Petrus) Schreiner of Montreal, SK, Eileen Woodham of Humboldt, SK, Donna Schreiner of Regina, SK; and ten nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Hedwig (Kloppenburg) Schreiner, sister Lorraine Hartmann, and brother- in-law Richard Woodham. A graveside service for Mary will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Cemetery, Humboldt. A gathering for family and friends will follow at the Bella Vista Inn. Local arrangements entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt (306-682-1622).
January 9, 1922 - May 8, 2013
A grand lady has left this world, showing strength, dignity, and a positive demeanour till the very end. Ann was born in Lake Lenore, Saskatchewan and worked in Fort San, SK and Tranquille, BC before settling back in Lake Lenore with Ed to raise their family. In 1966 they moved to Esterhazy where Ann managed the Sears catalogue office until her retirement. Shortly after that she relocated back to Humboldt and did a good deal of the traveling she'd always dreamed of, including trips to Europe, Israel, and Australia. In 1990 Ann made her home in Edmonton. Living in her own house, she was an avid gardener who made her home a frequent destination for family and friends, and her yard a haven for countless birds. A voracious reader who completed crossword puzzles from start to finish without pause, Ann was always interested in and informed about the world around her. Music was one of her greatest pleasures and her home was often filled with sounds of operas, symphonies, and favorite singers. Predeceased by her husband, Ed (1988), daughters JoAnn (2006) and Kathy (2011), Ann will be deeply missed by her sons Ed (Nora) and Tim (Adele), and her daughter, Clarice (John). Her grandchildren were a source of joy and they will always be grateful for her love, wisdom, and sense of humor. Heartfelt thanks go to all the people who made the Mel Miller Hospice at the Edmonton General a place for Ann to 'finish well'. Donations in Ann's memory may be made to the Edmonton General Hospital Palliative Unit 9Y, 11111 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5K 0L4. A traditional Roman Catholic St. Pius X Requiem Mass took place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Highway #5 East, Humboldt, SK 306-682-1622
June 5, 1931 - May 4, 2013
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our Husband, Dad and Gedo, Harry Stadnyk, age 81 years of Humboldt, on May 4, 2013, at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. Harry was born on June 5, 1931, to Fred and Alice Stadnyk on the family farm in the Carmel area. He attended Mount Carmel School and then began working on the farm with his dad. For a few years, Harry would find work out of province during the winter months. On July 30, 1960, he married Helen Harasymchuk of Smuts, SK, and they took over the mixed farming operation from his parents. They raised four children and taught them to be hard workers with good strong family values. Harry loved the farming lifestyle, socializing with family and friends with many occasions being celebrated at their farm. Harry loved to dance in his younger days. He was the spare bus driver and then took over the regular route for a number of years. Harry and Helen were faithful members of Holy Trinity Bruno Farms U.C. Church and then the All Saints U.C. Church and St. Augustine R.C. Church in Humboldt once they had moved to town. Above all, family meant everything to Harry. He enjoyed playing checkers, cribbage and Kaiser with his kids and grandchildren. Harry will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife Helen; their four children and 10 grandchildren: Sandra (Pat) Meldrum of Saskatoon and children Mitchell and Jill; Karen Stadnyk (fiancé Michael) of Saskatoon and her children Brennan, Josie, Molly and Cole Prokopchuk; Jim (Debra) Stadnyk of Saskatoon and children Justin and Carter; and Bradley (Paula) Stadnyk of Okotoks, AB, and children Joshua and Samuel; three sisters and two brothers: Pauline (Lawrence) Halowski, Sr. Yvonne “Jean” Stadnyk, Steve (Lillian) Stadnyk, Elsie (Joe) Diakow and Dr. Irwin (Barb) Stadnyk; two sisters-in-law, Victoria Stadnyk and Helen Stadnyk; two brothers-in-law, Don Hurst and Julian Warawa; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Harry will join in eternal peace with his parents, Fred and Alice (nee Thoms) Stadnyk; four brothers: Michael (Erlene), Roman, John, Peter; and four sisters: Anne (John) Zmud, Frances (Stan) Hachkowski, Marion Hurst, and Sally Warawa. The Prayer Service for Harry was held on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 8:00 p.m., led by Nestor Trach and Denise Germain, organist. The Funeral Mass was held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., concelebrated by Fr. Gregory Roth and Rev. Fr. André Lalach. Both services were held at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt. Interment followed in the All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Humboldt. Memorial Donations in Harry’s memory may be made to the Humboldt District Hospital Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt (306-682-1622).
William "Bill" German
June 29, 1958 -October 20, 2013
The death of Mr. William “Bill” German, 55 years of Lanigan, occurred on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the Lanigan Hospital. Bill was born on June 29, 1958 in North Battleford to John and Helen (nee Krelow) German. He grew up and received his education at Rabbit Lake. Bill began farming and also working for Pioneer Grain in Glenbush. He met Karen Schreiner at his sister’s wedding and they were married in Annaheim on June 23, 1984. They spent three years living in LeRoy and then moved to Lanigan. In 1990, Bill began a career at Pound Maker which continued until the present. He loved the outdoors, enjoying fishing and camping trips with his family. Bill also enjoyed hunting, especially with Trevor and Dave. In his younger years, he was involved in a variety of sports, including hockey, broomball and curling. He was the main linesman at volleyball and could always be found supporting his children’s many activities. Bill’s garden was his special place where no one else was allowed. His green thumb produced a bounty of vegetables which he then processed each fall. He was an excellent cook, rarely using a recipe to make cabbage rolls, perogies, beet rolls, buns and much more. Bill had a quiet mannerism and was so very proud of his growing family, which included three little grandchildren to love. His family describe him as a big burly bear on the outside with a marshmallow center. Bill will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 29 years, Karen German of Lanigan; four children and three grandchildren: Amber Coppens (Ryan Currie) and her children Katheryn and Chayton of Humboldt, Trevor German of Lanigan, Traci (Chris) Bell and daughter Elisabeth of Humboldt, and Hayley German of Lanigan; his mother, Helen German of Spiritwood; three sisters and one brother: Emily German of Moose Jaw, Marie (Jack) Gervais and Sheila (Denis) Allchurch, all of Spiritwood, and Bob (Donna) German of Rabbit Lake; parents-in-law, Ron and Joan Schreiner of Annaheim; in-laws: Dianne (David) Schenn of Humboldt and Yvonne (Clint) Berscheid of Annaheim; and by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Bill was predeceased by his father, John German. A Public Visitation was held on Friday, October 25, 2013 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and the Funeral Service was held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Both Services were held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Lanigan. Cremation followed with interment at a later date. Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, 9 Lancaster Road, Moose Jaw, SK S6J 1M8. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt (306-682-1622).
January 10, 1918 - October 19, 2013
Anne Elizabeth Blechinger 95 years, of St. Mary's Villa Humboldt, SK passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at her residence surrounded by her family. Anne was born on January 10, 1918 to Michael and Theresa (nee Aschenbrenner) Blechinger in Humboldt. Anne was the second youngest of 5 children. Anne obtained her education in Annaheim. At the age of 13 her mother passed away, so her sister Marie and Anne became in charge of all the domestic duties of running a home while their brothers would help their father. Anne remained at home helping after her siblings were married. After their father passed away in 1968 Anne and her brother Carl took over the family farm and worked together in all areas of the farm, they were a very good team. They did make time for fishing and socializing too it wasn’t all work. In 1979 Carl passed away and later that summer Anne moved into Annaheim. She was a surrogate mother-aunt to many of her nieces and nephews and then for her great nieces and nephews. Anne was a very humble person who brought a quiet presence where ever she was. She was a very generous person, always helping someone either by physically helping sharing produce or items she had created or in a monetary way. Through doing all this she never wanted to be acknowledged publicly. Anne was known for her well manicured weed free large and bountiful gardens. She grew the largest strawberries and tomatoes you can imagine. Her family recalls the wonderful flavours of her homemade noodles they were “the best”!Again sharing all she could to family and friends. She loved berry picking and would light up when the plans were made for a blueberry picking trip with her friends. Anne was a very busy woman who couldn’t sit idle. She loved to keep busy by work that was her hobby. She did take time to appreciate nature and love for birds. The birds in her yard were well looked after. Anne loved all flowers but especially roses they were her favourite and her beautiful clematis that grew by her house. She would always enjoy a good day of shopping with her nieces and friends. A very community minded person Anne was always involved in the community. Her passion to help people showed in her works of quilting and crocheting of table cloths that she shared with many, especially her quilts when a group of women from Annaheim sent a truck load of quilts to the less fortunate. Anne had a very strong faith and was very active in the church, and helped to educate many priests near and far. Being with people and sharing with people always brought her much happiness. Ann was always making sure everyone else was looked after first and put herself last. Anne will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her numerous nieces and nephews from the Michael (Helen) Blechinger, Bernard (Anne) Blechinger and Marie (Phil) Junk families and by her great nieces and nephews all of whom she was very much apart of all their lives. A Prayer Service was held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrated by Fr. Richard Meidl OSB. Both services were held from St. Ann Roman Catholic Church Annaheim, SK. Interment followed at St. Ann R.C. Cemetery, Annaheim. Memorial donations in Anne's memory may be directed to St. Ann Cemetery Fund or St. Mary's Villa Foundation. Funeral arrangements were been entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt (306-682-1622)