SMITH - GERALD - age 73, late of Shawville, Quebec, passed away on February 3, 1998. Gerry was predeceased by his father, Elmer in 1968, and his wife Betty in August, 1997, he is survived by his mother, Eileen Smith of Assiniboia, brother Ronald (Madeline) Smith of Limerick, three nieces: Marion of High Level, Alta., JoAnne of Calgary, and Linda of Brooks, Alta., and one nephew Robert of Limerick as well as numerous cousins in Quebec. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at ROSS FUNERAL CHAPEL, Assiniboia, Sask., on Saturday, February 7, 1998, at 2:00 P.M. Reverend David Peebles officiating. Interment will be held in Shawville, Quebec. Memorials received for Sask. Heart & Stroke Foundation. Ross Funeral Service 642-3373.
SMITH - On Tuesday, February 3, 1998, Grace Eileen Smith, widow of Bill Smith, Regina, Sask. and formerly of Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. and Toronto, Ontario age 73 years. The funeral service will be held in R.C. Madill Funeral Chapel, Mount Brydges, Ontario on Tuesday, February 10, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Donald McGinnis officiating. Interment in Mount Brydges Cemetery. Mrs. Smith was predeceased by her husband Bill in 1994; one daughter and one son both in infancy; one brother, Andrew Rowell of Saskatoon, Sask. in 1977 and is survived by one sister, Isabelle (Wilfred) Hemrick, Edmonton, Alberta; one brother, Lorne (Doreen) Rowell, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask.; one sister in law, Mary Rowell, Saskatoon, Sask. and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service at a later date for family and friends at Fort Qu'Appelle. If friends so desire, contributions to the Alzheimer's Association of Saskatchewan, Suite 238, 408 Broad St. Regina, Sask. S4R 1X3 or to the charity of their choice may be tokens of remembrance. Arrangements in care of TUBMAN FUNERAL HOME, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. (1-888-667-8962)
SUCHOWOLEC - Funeral Service for Rose Suchowolec late of Stoughton, SK, who passed away at the age of 83 years, will be held on Saturday, February 7, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Father John Mock officiating. Interment will follow in Green Acres Cemetery, Weyburn, SK. Rose Suchowolec was predeceased by her husband, John; her parents, Joseph and Catharina; five brothers: John, Martin, Frank, Peter, and Alex; and five sisters: Catherine, Agnes, Katherine, Mary Bonk, and Ann Horeczy. She is survived by three daughters: Mary Ann Nargang (Len) of Regina, SK; Alice Brend (Alan) of Toronto, ON; and Lisa of Kamloops, BC; three sons: Walter of Stoughton, SK; Edward (Caroline) of Toronto, ON; and Victor of Toronto, ON; as well as four grandchildren: Joshua, Michele, Richard, and Marissa. Rose Suchowolec passed away on February 4, 1998 at Weyburn, SK. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to a charity of their choice. Arrangements in care of HASTINGS-DIONNE FUNERAL HOME, INC., Weyburn, SK, (306) 842-6662.
VAN DUSEN - DARL, late of Assiniboia, Sask., passed away at the age of 65 on February 5, 1998. Predeceased by his parents, Syl and Eva, and two sisters: Florence Green and Edith Atwell, he is survived by his wife Mary of Assiniboia, son Rick of Saskatoon, daughter Candace (Paul) Elder of Swift Current, granddaughter Stacey and grandson David; brothers and sister: Roy (Beryl) Van Dusen of Regina, Howard (Engsie) Van Dusen of Weyburn, and Laura Walters of Assiniboia, sisters-in-law Joyce Mitchell of Assiniboia and Pat Mitchell of Saskatoon, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and close friends. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Dominion Road Baptist Church, Assiniboia, Sask., on Saturday, February 7, 1998, at 3:00 PM. Reverend Devin Seghers officiating. Memorials received for the Canadian Diabetes Association and Dominion Road Baptist Church. Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, Sask., 306-642-3373
WATSON - On Wednesday, February 4, 1998, Anna Belle Watson, Lakeside Nursing Home, Wolseley, Sask., age 81 years. The funeral service will be held in the Lakeside Nursing Home Chapel, Wolseley, Sask., on Monday, February 9, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. Officiant: Rev. Ray Anderson. Cremation with interment in the Wolseley Cemetery at a later date. Cremation and funeral arrangements in care of the Tubman Funeral Home. Wolseley. (1-800-667-8962).
WITWICKI - Michael Alexander, passed away suddenly on February 1, 1998 at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon in his 69th year from respiratory complications. He was predeceased by his wife Laura (Mills) of 46 years, on October 12, 1997, his father Andrew (1990) and his mother Anne (Chabun) in 1984. Michael is survived by his brother Stanley (Jean) of Ottawa, his sons, Alan (Debbie), Brian, and Charles (Joy), his grandchildren, Geoffrey and Erin (Alan), and Andrew (Charles). He is also survived my his many special nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael was born and lived in his life in Canora Saskatchewan, except for a year at University of Regina. He worked with his father Andrew at their automotive business, Canora Auto Electric. He met and married his lifelong friend and business partner, Laura in 1951 after she began her nursing career (St. Paul's '49) in Canora. Michael demonstrated his strength, skill and leadership January 7, 1970 when an electrical fire completely destroyed their family business. He worked without sleep for days, calling suppliers and ordering stock and had the business back in operation within a week. He was a genuine, charitable, caring person and a man of his word. Michael was well known for his lively and gentle sense of humor. He cared deeply about his family and about his many friends and business acquaintances. He became partners in Canora Auto Electric with his wife and sons Alan and Charles, and together they built a business known widely for its customer service. His son Brian is a lawyer in Calgary. Michael loved his work and showed his enthusiasm in his business dealings. He was a listening, considerate person. The compassion he felt was demonstrated by the responsibility he assumed in helping his fellow man, wherever he found him. He was active in the church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He had a quiet, charitable side giving generously of both his time and financial support wherever it was needed. He believed in God and that God believed in him. His main leisure activity was golfing which meant at least two rounds every weekend in summer. He was a kind and loving father to his children and received great enjoyment from his grandchildren. He is with his wife and all their parents, and will be fondly remembered by all he leaves behind. A celebration of his life will be held Thursday February 5, 1998 at 11:00am at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Canora with Father Arthur Vandenrische officiating. Interment to follow at Canora Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be sent to the Knights of Columbus, Father DeCorby Council #5861, c/o Archie Mitten, Box 1516, Canora, SK S0A 0L0 for charitable purposes helping children. Arrangements are in care of Leson's Funeral Home, Canora, Phone (306) 563-5671, Glen Leson, Funeral Director.
ASSMAN - On Thursday, May 21, 1998, Adolf Assman, Grenfell, Sask., age 92 years. The funeral service will be held in the Peace Lutheran Church, Grenfell, Sask., on Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 2:00 P.M. Rev. David A. Kihn officiating with interment in Grenfell Cemetery. Adolf was predeceased by his wife Lizzie Assman in 1995, one daughter in law Doreen Assman, his parents, Karl and Elizabeth Assman, six brothers; Jake, John, Charlie, Fred, Henry and Philip Assman, two sisters, Elizabeth Moore and Emily Rink. Mr. Assman is survived by his family; Elaine (Stan) Iles, Regina, Wilbert Assman (Marilyn), Grenfell, Richard Assman, Regina, Pearl (Stan) Cwynar, Regina, Raymond (Sandy) Assman, Grenfell, Joan (Vern) Sens, Grenfell, Jean (Les) Michalycia, Regina, Norma (John) Korzenowski, Regina, Marlene (Don) Leir, Pilot Butte, sixteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren and one great great grandson, one sister, Mary Heinemann, Kipling, one sister-in-law Annie Assman, Melville, also his nieces and nephews. If friends so desire, contributions to the Peace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Box 520, Grenfell, Sask., S0G 2B0 or to a charity of ones choice may be tokens of remembrance. Arrangements in care of the Tubman Funeral Home, Wolseley (1-800-667-8962).
BALOGH - On Friday, May 22, 1998, Bertha Janet Balogh, widow of Louis Balogh, Kipling, Sask., age 88 years. The funeral service will be held in the Bekevar Presbyterian Church, Kipling, Sask., on Wednesday, May 27, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. Officiant: Rev. Harry Currie. Interment in the Bekevar Cemetery. Predeceased by her loving husband, Louis, July 1988, an infant son, Robert Louis James Balogh in 1935, an infant grandson, Vernon Lloyd White in 1949, an infant great granddaughter, Robin Anne Gregory in 1986, a grandson-in-law, Borden (Debra) Gregory, in 1990, her father, James Varjassy in 1943, her mother, Sophia (nee Kadash) in 1966, five brothers, James Varjassy in 1982, Ernest Varjassy in 1981, Steve Varjassy in 1988, Louis Varjassy in 1989 and Joe Varjassy in 1994, two brothers-in-law, Louis Szabo in 1993, and Ollie Izsak, in 1993, two sisters-in-law, Helen Varjassy in 1995 and Annie Varjassy in 1997, two nephews, Emil Varjassy in 1981 and Alex Varjassy Jr. in 1976. Mrs. Balogh is survived by two daughters, Margaret (Lloyd) White, Airdrie, Alta., and Anne (Runo) Johnson, Stoney Plain, Alta., one son, Art (Elaine) Balogh, Saint Albert, Alta. Seven grandchildren and Twelve great grandchildren: Dennis (Donna) White, and their family, Serena, Nicole and Danielle, Crossfield, Alta.; Glen White, Calgary, Alta., Debra (Ron) Kirk, and their family, Keenan and Kailin, Stoney Plain, Alta; Donna Johnson, Vancouver, B.C.; Shaun (Frank) Symington, and their family, Jessica, Michael and Gray, Calgary, Alta.; Trent (Debbie) Balogh, and their family, Kristie, Thomas and Mitchell, Calgary, Alta; and Stacy (Darrell) McMow, and their daughter, Madison, Saint Albert, Alta. Three sisters, Helen Izsak, Windsor, Ont.; Margaret Szabo, Kipling, Sask.; and Adeline Demyen, Regina, Sask. Three brothers, John Varjassy, and Kalman (Irene) Varjassy, both of Kipling, Sask.; and Alex Varjassy, Westbank, B.C., three sisters-in-law, Irene Varjassy, Kipling, Sask.; Alice Varjassy, Langbank, Sask.; and Violet Varjassy, Regina, Sask. Also survived by her cousins her nieces, nephews and their families. If friends so desire contributions to the Kipling Memorial Health Center or to the Willowdale Lodge, Kipling, may be tokens of remembrance. Arrangements in care of the Tubman Funeral Home. Kipling. (1-800-667-8962)
BLACKWELL - On Friday, May 22, 1998, Jean Helen Blackwell, late of Regina. Predeceased by her husband Elmer in 1993. Funeral service will be held in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 1998. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
CLARK - Orval Carman, late of Bengough, SK., passed away May 21, 1998 at 73 years of age. Orval was predeceased by his parents: Ike and Margaret Clark. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Elsie Clark of Bengough, SK.; four sons: Jack (Pat) Clark of Camrose, AB.; Lonny (Echo) Clark of Pilot Butte, SK.; Jerry (Shannon) Clark of Winnipeg, MB.; and David (Vicki) Clark of Calgary, AB.; 13 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother, Ivan (Shirley) Clark of Okatokes, AB,; as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 25, 1998 at 2:00 P.M. at Bengough United Church, Bengough, SK., with Rev. C. Greene officiating. Cremation. Interment will be held at a later date. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Bengough Memorial Skating Rink or to the Bengough High School Rodeo, in his memory. Arrangements entrusted to FLETCHER FUNERAL CHAPELS LTD., Weyburn, SK. (842-5432).
COPELAND - Mr. Arthur Richard Copeland passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 1998, at the age of 70 years. He leaves to cherish his memory one son, Rick Copeland of Edmonton; three daughters, Barb (Bob) Mackie, Laurel (Rene) Verret all of Edmonton, and Angie (Mike) Kesslar of Medicine Hat; his partner and special friend Irene Wavryk of Medicine Hat; eight grandchildren: Dustin, Allison, Kristen, Sean, Ryan, Leane, Andy, and Nick; and one brother Reg (Arlene) Copeland of Regina. He was predeceased by his wife Florence Irene Copeland in 1991, his parents Robert and Mary Copeland; his daughter Linda Copeland; granddaughter Carly Copeland and by two brothers Alfred and Bill. Art was born in Moose Jaw on August 29, 1927. He was raised and graduated from high school in Cadillac, Saskatchewan. Art decided to follow in his father's footsteps and began working for the CPR. While working in North Portal he met Irene Swenson and they were married in May of 1948. During his railroad career the family moved many times, making numerous friends along the way. Art was very active in the community and was a member of many organizations including the Eagles, Elks, Moose and Legion. Art was always eager for a round of golf, a curling game, or a horseshoe match. Art's friends always expected a joke or a funny story when he was around. In 1995 Art met Irene Wavryk who became his very special friend and partner. She introduced him to fishing which became yet another activity he loved. Together they enjoyed travelling, camping, boating, and spending many hours around the campfire. Art will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends. The funeral service will be held in the St. Barnabas Anglican Church (635 - 4 Street SE Medicine Hat) on Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Canon R. Ivor Ottrey officiating. Interment will take place in the Swift Current Memorial Gardens on May 26, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation #124, 403 6th Ave. SE, Medicine Hat, T1A 2S8. Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat, T1A 2V6. Please call 526-2214 for further information.
FOTHERINGHAM - The death of Robert Clark Fotheringham aged 60 years of Hanley, SK. and formerly of Guernsey, SK. occurred accidentally near Avonlea, SK. on Thursday, May 21, 1998. The Funeral Service will be held in Sharon Mennonite Church near Guernsey, SK. on Monday, May 25th at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Sharon Church Cemetery. Bob is survived by his loving wife Wilma, two daughters Shirley (Brian) McMaster, Breanne and Taylor; Bev (Murray) Funk, Amissa and Riley; father Cyril; sister Maxine Bacon and brother Dale (Jean) Fotheringham. For those so wishing donations to Arthritis Society, Sask. Lung Assoc. or a charity of you choice would be appreciated. FOTHERINGHAM - McDOUGALL FUNERAL SERVICE Watrous in care of arrangements.