POIRIER - On Monday, January 25, 1999, Martha Jacynthe Poirier (nee Rinaudo), Regina, Sask., and formerly of Montmartre, Sask. died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 90 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Montmartre, Sask. on Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Ed Hengen Celebrant. Interment in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery. Prayers will be held in the Church Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Martha was predeceased by her husband Wilfred Poirier of 20 years in 1952, also one son Henri, in infancy, her parents Felicien and Toussainte Rinaudo. Martha will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by her two sons, John Poirier of Regina, Henry (Florence) Poirier of Kipling, and one daughter Marie (Bert) Gensorek of Gravelbourg. She will also be fondly remembered and sadly missed by her grandchildren, Barbara (Dan) Berehula of Regina, Maurice (Sharon) Poirier of Kipling, Marilyn (Craig) Poirier-Hillrich of Regina, Patrick Poirier and friend Shauna of Regina, Roger (Denise) Gensorek of Regina, and Lynn (Jean) Croteau of Gravelbourg and by her great-grandchildren, Melanie Gardner, Jasmine Gensorek, Lisa and Ashley Berehula, and Holly Poirier. Martha was born on May 11, 1908 in Maple Creek, Sask. She grew up as a only child. She attended both Public and High School in the convent at Lebret, Sask. After her schooling, she continued her education and became a teacher. She then taught school in Dollard, Sask., where she met her husband, Wilfred Poirier, and were married on July 25, 1932. During her married life, she stopped teaching to start a family. They lived in Monmartre, Sask.; Dollard, Sask.; Haywood, Manitoba; Elm Creek, Manitoba; and back to Monmartre, Sask. in 1944, where they farmed until the death of her husband on May 2, 1952. She then had to support her family alone and resumed her teaching career until her retirement in 1973. She then moved to Regina, Sask. and lived with her eldest son, John. She then worked at a Donut Shop in Regina for many years, until she finally decided to enjoy her retirement. Her enjoyment was entertaining her children and their families together at her place. She always made everyone welcome. She made many fantastic, and also enormous, meals. She enjoyed baking her special cookies for her friends and family, needless to say, she never had the chance to freeze extras for later. Martha was also a generous and thoughtful person. She donated her time and money to many good causes. She was an active member of the Montmartre Legion Auxiliary, Martha also enjoyed camping and travelling in her lifetime. Many of her weekend and evening outings were spent at Robin's Donuts where she enjoyed her visits with her friends. And she was especially fond of her flowers. She took great joy in looking after flowers and puttering in the yard. She was a great fan of hockey and her favorite team was the Montreal Canadiens. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. If friends so desire contributions to a charity of one's choice may be tokens of remembrance. Arrangements in care of the Tubman Funeral Home, Wolseley (1-800-667-8962).
RIVERS - Gone to be with her Lord on Sunday, January 24, 1999, Mrs. Irene Rivers, age 67 years. Born on February 28, 1932. The funeral service will be held in the Kahkewistahaw First Nation Complex on Friday, January 29, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Kahkewistahaw First Nation Cemetery. A wake will be held in the Complex on Thursday evening. Predeceased by her parents, Alfred Gopher and Evelyn Lola Bunnie, two sons, Marvin Stonechild and Nathan Hubert Stonechild as well as a daughter, Abigail Stonechild, also her first husband, William Benjamin Stonechild and her second husband, John J. Rivers, and a stepson, David Delorme. Irene is survived by her husband, Marvin (Kush) Lerat, seven sons: Blair Pascal (Vicky), Yorkton, Sask.; William Benjamin Stonechild (Fran), Lillooet, B.C.; Richard Stonechild, Piapot First Nation, Sask.; Stewart Stonechild, Mission, B.C.; Christopher Stonechild, Saskatoon, Sask.; Bearyl Stonechild, Prince Albert, Sask.; Joseph P. Stonechild; Nicholas Helliwell (Vivian), Regina, Sask.; daughter, Lydia Bumpas, Texas, U.S.A.; three stepdaughters: Michelle Brown, San Diego, Cal. U.S.A.; Karen Delorme, Calgary, Alta.; and Karen Kaye, Regina, Sask., Also survived by her grandchildren, her great grandchildren, her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements in care of the Tubman Funeral Home. (1-800-667-8962).
SAWA - On Monday, January 25, 1999 IRVIN PATRICK SAWA, late of Regina, SK, passed away at the age of 54 years. Predeceased by his parents Mike and Stella; brothers Leonard and Ray; and sister May; Irvin is survived by his loving wife Florence; four children Glen (Kathy) of Bemidji, MN, Tammy, Grant and Jeff; three grandchildren Michael, Jennifer and Jonathan; two brothers Gordon and Clifford (Marilyn); two sisters Joyce and Diane (Allan) Reinson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Irvin was a cab driver in Regina for the last 22 years. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 10:00 A.M. in the Helmsing Funeral Chapel, 2210 College Ave., Regina, SK with Rev. Fr. John Mancantelli, officiating. Interment to follow in Riverside Memorial Park. Prayers will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 7:00 P.M. in the Chapel. Flowers most gratefully declined, however, friends so wishing may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1470 Wascana St., Regina, SK S4T 4J5. Arrangements are entrusted to the HELMSING FUNERAL CHAPEL, Regina. (522-7678).
WEST - PAMELA JEAN of Regina, SK., passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on January 25, 1999 at the age of 44. Predeceased by her parents, Cyril and Jenny West; Pam is survived by her brother Al (Judy) West of Craik; sister Joyce (George) Padbury of Aylesbury; nephew Russ West; nieces Kerry West (Dexter) and Lana Padbury all of Moose Jaw; niece Leigh (Terry) Landry and their family Hope and Ty of Regina; uncles, aunts, cousins as well as many close friends. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 2:00 P.M. in the Aylesbury Hall, Aylesbury, SK with Rev. Louise Robson, officiating. Interment to follow in the Aylesbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Regina Palliative Care Inc., Pasqua Hospital, 4101 Dewdney Ave., Regina SK S4T 1A5 or a charity of one's choice. "The family wish to thank Dr. M. Caughlin, Dr. Rayson, the Palliative Care Nurses and Home Care for all their kindness and special care." Arrangements are entrusted to the HELMSING FUNERAL CHAPEL, Regina. (522-7678).
ARNDT - Ronald Charles Arndt, of Regina, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 19, 1999, at the age of 35 years, at Wordsworth, Sask. Ron was born on May 21, 1963 in Cartwright, Man. He is survived by his son David; parents Walter and Marlene Arndt; sisters, Debbie (Rob) Tetlock and Lisa Arndt; brothers, Mathew (Annette) and Dan (Becky); nieces, Shaunna, Starla, Della, Nicole, Kayla, Amanda, Samantha and Clover; his grandmothers, Mrs. Johanna Arndt of Arcola, Sask. and Mrs. Dorothy Young of Cypress River, Man.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Ron was an avid sports fan all his life, being involved in baseball, golf and darts. Memorial service will be held Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 3:00 p.m. in Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 935 McCarthy Blvd. N., with Pastor Clifford Kentel officiating. Private family interment in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Wordsworth, Sask. Flowers most gratefully declined. Friends so wishing may make a donation, in memoriam, to a trust fund for his son, David Arndt Trust Fund. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
BEISHEL - Jean Margaret Beishel (nee Dean), passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on April 20, 1999 at the age of 88 years. She is the loving mother of sons, Jack (Lamoine) Hamrell of Calgary, and Grant (Ethel) Vestby of Tillsonburg, Ontario; grandchildren Curt (Wanetta) Hamrell and their daughter Sophia, Brent Hamrell, Todd Vestby, and Cheryl (Craig) Brown and their children Derek and Jillian. Also survived by brother Fred Dean; sisters Ann Henning, Jessie Goodwin and Helen Forsythe. Jean was predeceased by her husbands Roy Beishel, Henry Vestby and John Hamrell; brother Laird, Ken and Jack Dean; sister Myrtle Wittenborn, and grandson Lance Hamrell. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220-4TH Street NW, Calgary (directly opposite the main entrance to Queen's Park Cemetery) on Saturday, April 24, 1999 at 4:00 pm. Memorial donations may be made directly to the charity of your choice. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
BELLEGARDE - George Patrick, born March 15, 1929, passed away April 20, 1999 at his home on Little Black Bear Reserve. Predeceased by his wife Violette in 1974, his father John and mother Clara, nine brothers, and one sister, daughters; Patricia in 1981, Leah in 1989, Debra (Bubs) in 1993, Cheryl Joan in 1996. George leaves to mourn, three sons; Jerry, Louis (Leah), and Bradley Paul all of Little Black Bear Reserve, two brothers; Harry and Bill also of Little Black Bear Reserve, two sisters; Barbara (Ernie) Acoose of Sakimay and Angie Brabrant of Balcarres, seventeen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Information regarding the Funeral Services may be found in Friday morning's edition of the Leader Post. Arrangements entrusted to PARAGON FUNERAL SERVICES, Regina (359-7776).
FERGUSON - LILIAN IRENE. Lilian's family are deeply saddened by the passing of their beloved, Mother and very best friend, at the Regina General Hospital on Sunday, April 18th at 2:30 p.m. Lilian was predeceased by her parents, Stener and Emelia Thompson, her brothers Henry, Albert, and William (Bill), one sister Hilma and her husband Jack. She leaves to mourn her son John (Doreen), daughter Priscilla (Steve), sister Minnie, sister-in-law Pauline, granddaughters Margaret (Randall), Darla, Lorna Joan, grandsons Dan, Ian (Kirsten), Sean (Sherry), Will (Terumi), great grandchildren Aidan, Brynne, Barbra, Sam and Alexander, also numerous nephews and nieces and many friends. Lilian enjoyed many careers. She was a Hairdresser, LPN or Nurses Aid and Reflexologist with other careers inbetween. She sang in the United Church Choir, was Past Noble Grand and Pianist for the Rebekah Lodge and wrote Devotionals for the Ladies Aid. She also enjoyed many hobbies, and belonged to many organizations, her favorite being the Rebekah Lodge. Lilian believed in helping others, and did so with interest, compassion and caring. Funeral Services will be held at, Grace United Church in, Weyburn, on Friday April 23rd at 3:30 p.m. Arrangements in the care of PARAGON FUNERAL SERVICES of Regina (359-7776). Lunch will be served at the Oddfellows, Rebekah Lodge Hall.
GORNIAK - MR. MIKE GORNIAK, late of Wolseley, formerly of Glenavon, passed away in the Lakeside Nursing Home on Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his wife Lucille (Nee Englot); parents John and Daisy, brothers John and Andrew and sister Annie. Mike is survived by his family Lawrence (Donnie) of Glenavon, Peter (Lynn Tricoteux) of Montmartre, Michael (Anna) of Dilke, Doris (Dennis) Borowski of Glenavon, Frank (Sharon) of Glenavon and Stanley of Montmartre; seventeen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; sisters Mary Leitner and Kay Marcino; brothers: Fred, Paul (Pauline), Peter (Stella) and Bill (Margaret) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. DIVINE LITURGY will be held at St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Montmartre, Sask. on Friday, April 23, 1999 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Fr. Basil Obarianyk officiating. interment at the Parish Cemetery. PRAYERS will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, (access off of Prince of Wales Drive) on Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, those so wishing may make a donation in Mike's memory to the Lakeside Nursing Home, Box 10, 701 Ouimet Street, Wolseley, SK, S0G 5H0. Arrangements entrusted to REGINA FUNERAL HOME (Phone 789-8850)
HILLE - John William, of Weyburn, SK, passed away suddenly on April 17, 1999 at the age of 67 years. Survived by sons David (Fran) Hille and Robert (Caroline) Hille; daughter, Karen Torgunrud (Mark Weisgerber); grandchildren: Jeremy, Caitlin, Erika and Quinn; and his former wife, Mary Lou Hille. At John's request, there will be no service. Memorials may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd.
JORDAN - Tuesday, April 20, 1999, John Joseph Jordan, age 78 years, dearly beloved husband of Mary Jordan, Regina. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
NAKONECHNY - On Wednesday, April 21, 1999 STEVE NAKONECHNY, late of Lipton, SK. passed away at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by his wife Evyln; son Garry and parents; Steve is survived by three sons and one daughter; Mervyn (Annette), Etelka (Harvey) Klock, Walter (Darlene) and Roger (Virginia); nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sisters Julia Wheale and Marion Lutz; brother Phillip; and sister-in-law Jean Smith. Steve farmed for 50 years in the Dysart area. He was an ardent hockey fan. Steve succumbed to pneumonia after a courageous battle. "The family wish to thank all nurses and staff in ICU at the Regina General Hospital and the ICU at Minot, North Dakota." Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 24, 1999 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto St., Regina, SK. with Msgr. R. Luzney, officiating. Interment to follow in Riverside Memorial Park. Prayers will be held on Friday, April 23, 1999 at 8:00 P.M. in the Helmsing Funeral Chapel, 2210 College Ave., Regina, SK. Flowers most gratefully declined, however, friends so wishing may make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Sask., 2360 - 2nd Ave., Regina, SK. S4P 9Z9. Arrangements are entrusted to the HELMSING FUNERAL CHAPEL, Regina (522-7678).