FREEBURN - Violet (nee Smith), 95, of Claresholm, AB, formerly of Bromhead, SK, and Warsaw, ON, died May 19, 1998. Born April 13, 1903, Provo, Utah, eldest daughter of SK homesteaders Christopher Smith of Byers Green, Durham, England, and Coming, Ohio, and Emma Eliza Kiddy of Almy, Wyoming, (daughter of English immigrants to Utah 1868, Thomas Kiddy and Hannah Street [1860-1900]). Violet came to Canada in 1903 travelling by covered wagon with her parents, brother John, and Emma's infant siblings, Tom and Nettie Kiddy. Crossed border at Coutts, NWT; settled at Bromhead, NWT; lived in sod house. Married Cecil Freeburn, 1919; farmed at Bromhead until move to Freeburn homestead, Warsaw, 1939. Retired to Claresholm; studied painting. Predeceased by infant son, Harold; husband, Cecil, 1967; son, Ken, 1930-96; and siblings, John (Olive MacGowan) 1902-71; Annie/Hannah (Alnor) Ofstie 1906-93; Joseph 1908-77; Muriel 1910-94; Christopher 1912-27; Mary Emma (Fred) Slater 1914-96. Survived by grandchildren and families in Warsaw, Claresholm, Calgary: Wayne Shirrill, Debbie, Craig, Randy, Lorrie, Marty; Kiddy cousins, Violet Diemert Gans, Leader, SK.; Leonard Diemert, Medicine Hat; Smith nieces, Gladys Ofstie Dalziel, Victoria; Mavis Smith Stainbrook, Cochin, SK; Colleen Slater-Smith, Regina.
LABERGE - Joseph Maurice (Mo) Laberge, beloved husband of Judi of Carstairs, Alberta, passed away near Crossfield, Alberta on May 19, 1998 at the age of 46 years. Besides his loving wife, Mo is also survived by his children, Theresa Beselt (Stuart) of Moose Jaw, Sask; and Matthew of Calgary; his mother Therese of Saskatoon; Roger (Donna) of Vancouver; Suzanne Sagal (Eddie) of Moose Jaw, Sask; Anne Marie Wonta (Jim) of Edmonton, Rene (Theresa) of Martensville, Pierre of Saskatoon, Armand of Toronto, Colette Ries (Randy) of Moncton, N.B., Denise Johnston of Duncan, B.C., Gisele Wonta (Phil) of Duncan, B.C., as well as twenty-two nieces and nephews and four great nephews. Mo was born in Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan on February 20, 1952. Mo's family was very important to him. To his children, nieces and nephews, Uncle Mo the cowboy always rode high on a horse. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his exuberance, entrepreneurial spirit, and unwavering view of life as a journey. Every man dies, but not every man really lives. Mo really lived. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Paul's Catholic Church, (1305 Main Street, Airdrie), on Sunday, May 24, 1998 at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul's Catholic Church, (1305 Main Street, Airdrie) on Monday, May 25, 1998 at 10:00 A.M. with the Rev. Frank Feldmann, S.A.C., celebrant. Graveside Service to follow in Canmore Cemetery. In living memory of Mo Laberge, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Airdrie Funeral Home", 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, ALBERTA (403)948-1100.
NEVARD - Sherwood Eric "Bud", late of Lipton, Saskatchewan, passed away on May 21, 1998 at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his parents, Eric and Florence Holmden; adoptive parents, Arthur and Daisy Nevard; brother, George Holmden; sisters: Marjorie Marcenko and Eileen Dunsmuir; brothers-in-law, Anton Marcenko and Bob Dunsmuir, Bud is survived and sadly missed by his loving wife, Mary Nevard and children: Eric (Linda) Nevard; Colleen (Ed) Campbell; Moira (Rod) Wiley; daughter-in-law, Fern Nevard; grandchildren: Michele (Jay) Neufeld; Cheryl Nevard; Jason (fiance Tracey Gaucher); Jared and Jodi Campbell; Trevor, Brent and Laura Wiley; and a great grandchild, Dylan Neufeld. The funeral service will be held in the Lipton Community Hall, Lipton, Sask. on Monday, May 25, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. George Archer officiating. Interment in Lipton Memorial Gardens. Flowers gratefully declined. Friends so wishing may make donations to St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church Memorial Fund co. Box 667, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., S0G 1S0 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, 2332-11th Ave. Regina, Sask. S4P 9Z9 as tokens of remembrance. Arrangements in care of TUBMAN FUNERAL HOME, Fort Qu'Appelle (1-800-667-8962).
SWENDROWSKI - Alicja Swendrowski (nee Grabowski) of Regina, Sask, died on Tuesday, May 19, 1998. Funeral Mass will be held this morning at 9:30 a.m. in Christ the King R.C. Church, 3239 Garnet Street. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
WEIDNER, SOPHIE - Died May 14, 1998, aged 89 years. Predeceased by her husband, Anthony in 1973 and granddaughter, Elise in 1997, she will be sadly missed by her family, daughters: Elsie (Derry) Regina, Margaret (Tom) Vancouver, Freda (Neil) Calgary, and Lorraine (David) La Ronge, and sons: Joseph Calgary and Harv (Joni) Vancouver, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Her devotion to her family, her unending patience, generosity and quiet sense of humour have sustained us through the years, and her memories will warm our hearts in the years ahead. A family service was held in her home May 18, at 2:45 p.m. with D. Osiowy leading prayers. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sask. Parkinson's Foundation, Box 102, Sub P.O. 41, Saskatoon, S7N 0W8 are gratefully appreciated.
ADAMS - Martin James late of Regina, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 1998 at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by his father Percival and his faithful dog Sandy. Martin will be sadly missed by his wife Audrey of 46 years, children: Beverly (Daryl) Unser, Cheryl (John) Polnick, Debbie (Wayne) Spivak, Kevin (Cindy) Adams and six grandchildren: Collin, Nicole, Aaron, Alyssa, Jerrett and Emily. Martin was born in Sedley, SK., and will be lovingly remembered by his mother Lena, brothers: Joe (Dorothy), Peter, Rudy, Wayne (Laureen); sisters Helen, Mary (Frank), Doris (Rochus). Funeral service will be held on Monday December 7, 1998 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of the Unser-Rist Funeral Home 2080 East Victoria Ave., with Pastor Dan Cooper Officiating. The family of Martin would like to say a special thank you to the Palliative Home Care Team and the Palliative Care Staff at Pasqua Hospital. Funeral arrangements in care of Unser-Rist Funeral Home. 761-2727. Funeral Directors Dave Rist Greg Kulak
ARMSTRONG - MISS. DORIS ARMSTRONG of Providence Place passed away on Thursday December 3, 1998 at the age of 93 years. Born August 17, 1905 in Windsor Mills, Quebec, Doris moved west with her family just around the time she was beginning school. She attended both King George and Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw. During the second World War Doris worked at Prairie Airways in Moose Jaw and then later in Regina at the Legislative Building. In earlier years she enjoyed crocheting, but her main pleasure was visiting with friends in her home. Doris retired in 1970 and she and her sister Jean, lived together in the family home. For many years they enjoyed travelling and took extensive trips by car to Florida, California and visited Quebec, where the family originally came from. In 1996 she moved to make her home at Providence Place. Doris was a member of the Rebekah Lodge (Olive Branch) and a long time member of Zion United Church. Predeceased by her parents, Albert and Annie Armstrong and her sister, Jean. She is survived by many close family friends. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1998 AT 1:30 PM AT THE PROVIDENCE PLACE CHAPEL, 100-2ND AVE., N.E., MOOSE JAW. Dr. Bob Kimmerly and Linda Owens will officiate. Cremation has taken place and memorialization will take place in the family plot at Rosedale cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Zion United Church, 423 Main St. N. Moose Jaw, S6H 0W5. W.J. Jones & Son Funeral Home in care of the arrangements. Lew Young Funeral Director. (306) 693-4644
BOURGEAULT - Lyle Joseph Bourgeault, late of Calgary, AB passed away peacefully on November 30, 1998 at the age of 49 years. Memorial Service will be held Monday, December 7, 1998 at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, SK. at 10:30 A.M., Celebrant Father J. Mock. Interment to be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd. Weyburn, SK. (842-5432)
BREGG - Mr. Gary Bregg of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, age 47 years, passed away suddenly Sunday, November 29, 1998 at Gull Lake & District Special Care Center, Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. The Funeral Service was held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 3, 1998 from the Gull Lake Alliance Church with Pastor Gordon Willison officiating. The organist was Clara Butler, the Pianist was Rosella Peters. The Pallbearers were Gilbert Pomrenke, Scott Harrison, John Kerr, Alan Todd, Ray Lamontagne, David Todd. The Interment Service took place at Rosedale Cemetery, Moose Jaw, Sask. Survived by Mother, Doris Bregg of Moose Jaw, SK; wife, Marnie Bregg of Gull Lake, SK.; son, Mike Bregg of Gull Lake, SK.; two daughters: Miriam and Andrea Bregg of Gull Lake, SK.; two sisters: Bev (Gil) Pomrenke of Winnipeg, Man., Vivian Bregg of Moose Jaw, SK.; three nieces: Leanne and Angela Pomrenke, both of Winnipeg, Man; Naomi Hey of Texas; two nephews: Caleb and Jesse Hey of Texas. Predeceased by father, Melville Bregg. Gary M. Bregg was born in Nokomis, SK on April 22, 1951. He received his formal education at Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw, SK. Gary married Marnie Kerr in Regina on July 3, 1976. He served as the Credit Union Manager in both Semans and Gull Lake, SK. He also served on the volunteer Fire Departments in Semans and Gull Lake. Gary was a devoted family man, who loved life, sports and working for the community in which he lived. He also enjoyed carpentry, computers, reading, football with his son, baseball and refereeing hockey. Gary will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his family and friends. In his memory, friends may made a memorial donation to the Gull Lake District Fire Department. Warren's Funeral Home in care of arrangements: 773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606.
EICHEL - On Thursday, December 3, 1998 Mary Eichel. Indian Head, Sask., age 82 years. A private family funeral service will be held in the Tubman Funeral Home, Indian Head, Sask., on Tuesday, December 8, 1998. Rev. Everett Hollis officiating with interment in Indian Head Cemetery. A luncheon for family and friends will be held in St. Andrew's United Church C.E. Centre, Indian Head at 2:45 P.M. Mary was predeceased by her first husband, Luther Lee in 1956; one step son Willis Eichel, her parents, Edward and Rose Exner; three brothers: John, Edward and William Exner; one sister, Evelyn Arndt. Mary is survived by her loving husband, Gas Eichel; two daughters, Louise (Bruno) Petschulat, Regina, Marjorie (Richard) Seidler, Regina; one son, Milton (Marilyn) Lee, Regina; one step son, Scott (Donna) Eichel, Victoria, B.C.; thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth Flaman, Regina; also her nieces and nephews. Mary was born at Dysart, Sask., on July 27, 1916. Mary has lived in Indian Head for over fifty years, she will be remembered for her enjoyment of life and family. If friends so desire contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 4420 Albert Street, Regina, Sask., S4S 6B4 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, 2332-11th Avenue, Regina, Sask., S4P 9Z9 may be tokens of remembrance. Arrangements in care of the Tubman Funeral Home, Indian Head (1-800-667-8962).
FELLMAN - The passing of Betty Jane Fellman occurred on Thursday, December 3, 1998 at her home in Elbow, Sask. at the age of 58 years. Betty is survived by her loving husband, Eugene of Elbow; her son, Steven of Carrot River, Sk.; her mother, Myrtle Wilson of Elbow; three sisters, Ione Toews of Winnipeg, MB., Barbara (Dale) Kelman of Loreburn, Sk., and Marion Bartel of Elbow; two sisters-in-law, Ethel Boyle and Anne Wilson and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, John B. Wilson; brother, John R. Wilson; four brothers-in-law, Eddie, Bernie, Bill, and Gerald; and by one sister-in-law, Lil. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 7, 1998 at 2:00 P.M. at the Elbow United Church, Elbow, Sask. with Rev. Belmont Lumsden officiating. Interment will take place in the Elbow Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to: St. Paul's Home Dialysis Unit, C/O St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, Sask. OR The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements are in care of the Outlook Funeral Chapel.
FRY - On Thursday, December 3, 1998, Caroline Fry widow of George Fry, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. and formerly of Lipton, Sask. passed away peacefully at the age of 99 years. Caroline was predeceased by her husband George in 1977; her parents, George and Marie Huber; five sisters and three brothers; daughter in law: Evelyn Fry in 1993 and is survived by three sons: Ernest (Leona), Arnold (Vivian) and George (Marjory), all of Lipton, Sask.; three daughters: Lydia (John) Lingelbach, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask.; Adeline (Ernest) Bigalky, Lipton, Sask.; Edna (Rudolph) Pregizer, Regina, Sask.; 26 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren: nine great great grandchildren; one brother: George W. Huber, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. sisters in law: Elizabeth (Henry Behl) and Bertha Fry, all of Edmonton, Alberta: Thelma Fry and Olga Huber, both of Saskatoon: Minnie Huber, Lipton, Sask. and many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held in Living Christ Lutheran Church, Lipton, Sask. on Monday, December 7, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. Pastors Daryl Solie and Brian Rosnau officiating. Interment in Lipton Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire contributions to the charity of their choice may be tokens of remembrance. Arrangements in care of TUBMAN FUNERAL HOME, Fort Qu'Appelle (1-800-667-8962).