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SASKATCHEWAN - Regina - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 96

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Vincent (Vince) Urbanoski
March 2, 1940 - July 31, 2001

Funeral arrangements by Regina Funeral Home

URBANOSKI, VINCENT (VINCE) – Died on July 31, 2001 at the age of 61 years. Vince will be fondly remembered by his family, loving wife Yvette Leveille, his children, Gregory of Regina and Karen of Vancouver; Yvette’s children, Guy of Winnipeg, Grant (Candace) and their children Carson and Tanner of Saskatoon, Allan (Donna) of Calgary; sister-in-law, Florence Lutes of Regina; brothers-in-law George (Lois) Desautels of Regina, Armand (Gerry) Desautels of Wolseley, Claude (Rose) Desautels of Calgary; nieces Sherrie and Debbie of Saskatoon, Brenda of Edmonton and nephew David of Kelowna. Vince was predeceased by his brother Edward in 1973; his mother Catherine in 1985 and father Wladyslaw in 1987. Vince was born at Jedburgh, Saskatchewan on March 2, 1940.

He spent four years in the Canadian Armed Forces after which he completed his post secondary education and obtained his Certified Management Accountant designation. His career was in the health-care sector in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the North West Territories. It culminated in his retiring from the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations on March 31, 2000. Vince enjoyed working with young people and took delight when they succeeded. At this stage of his life he was looking forward to another season of golfing and the renewal of old acquaintances and new friends as well as the planned trips with Yvette to parts of the world that they had not been to.

A Celebration of Vince’s Life will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy. #1 East, on Friday, August 3, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Pasqua Hospital, 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK, S4T 1A5.

Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (Phone 306-789-8850)

Sandra Schmirler
June 11, 1963 - March 2, 2000

Funeral arrangements by Regina Funeral Home

Passed away peacefully at 3:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2000. She spent her last minutes with her husband, Shannon England; in the comforts of the Palliative Care Unit of the Pasqua Hospital. For this we would like to thank the staff for their kind touch and soft words. They were greatly appreciated by both Sandra and her family.

Early in life it was clear that Sandra was a high achiever. She excelled in all levels of education and all athletics, including Provincial speed swimming, high school volleyball and badminton. But eventually, it became clear that Sandra was destined for curling greatness. It would be in this arena that Sandra would come together with her three kindred spirits: Jan, Joan and Marcia. Together this foursome would conquer the world. As we all know, at the end of the run, this group of friends compiled six Provincial titles, three National titles, three World titles, and of course the first ever Olympic Gold medal.

After high school life and the University experience, in which she earned a Bachelor Degree in Physical Education, Sandra moved to the Queen City. Since the day she moved to Regina, she has shown her loyalty to the city by not only becoming an ambassador, but also an employee. For the last 16 years Sandra has been an employee of the City of Regina at the South East Leisure Center.

After she moved to Regina, Sandra's life, both in and out of the curling rink, became intensely public. All of Canada, and especially the people of Saskatchewan, were bestowed with the great sense of familiarity when it came to the name Schmirler, and perhaps it was justified. Because of Sandra's genuine character, it became easy to feel that we all really "knew her". But for those of us that were blessed enough to have spent a large portion of our life with this wonderful woman, we realize that with all her extensive awards and amazing accomplishments, she was barely starting the infant stage of what truly mattered to her.

Sandra certainly felt that her life and her life dreams only began a very short while ago. Seven years ago, while the Blue Jays were winning their first world series, Sandra was being introduced to the man who would turn out to be her true soul mate. After Sandra married Shannon, and Sara was brought into the world, Sandra became aware of what life really meant to her. The eventual addition of Jenna only solidified her early belief. It is because of this, that we the family, believe that Sandra's early departure from this earth is something of a bewilderment and is not easily understood. But we also believe that all things happen in God's own time and if this is his will, then God's will be done.

Sandra is survived by her loving husband Shannon England, daughters Sara, 2 1/2 years, and Jenna, 8 months. Her mother Shirley Schmirler. Her sisters and their families; Carol Kostrosky, with husband Michael and children Chelsey, Kyle, and Katelyn; and Beverley Hanowski, with husband David, and with children Daniel and Kristine. Also father-in-law Les England and wife Judy, brother-in-law Curt England and wife Sandra. Sandra also has many special aunts, uncles and cousins that will be truly lost without her. Earlier last year Sandra was predeceased by her father Art Schmirler.

The Anglican Memorial Service for family and friends was conducted by The Rev. Don Wells at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Monday, March 6, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. Private family interment took place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Terry Fox Foundation, Suite #210 - 1102 - 8th Ave. Regina, SK, S4R 1C9; the Neo-Natal Unit, c/o Regina General Hospital, 1440 - 14th Ave., Regina, SK, S4P 0W5 or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements were entrusted to REGINA FUNERAL HOME

Berdie Mae Gates
July 29, 1906 - February 20, 2000

Funeral arrangements by Regina Funeral Home

Berdie Mae (Easson) Gates passed away peacefully at William Booth Special Care Home on February 20, 2000, a loving mother, grandmother and great- grandmother and friend to many.

A ‘CELEBRATION OF LIFE’ Service will be held on Tuesday, July 4th, 2000 at 11:00 A.M. at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, with Rev. Jim Balfour officiating with family interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Predeceased by her parents Thomas Alexander and Alice Maud; her sisters: Nellie, Leah, Allie, Fern and Sadie; her brothers Ray and Oliver; the children’s father Stewart and son-in-law George Weir.

Berdie is survived by her children: Phyllis Brewer of Denman Island, B.C., Leah (Frank) Kime of Milestone, Jackie Weir of Regina, Morris (Frances) Gates of Trenton, ON, Barry Gates of Saskatoon and George (Marichu) Gates of Mexico; 23 grandchildren 26 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Berdie was born and raised in Avonlea, where she spent many happy times with family and friends. In 1926 she married Stewart Gates, they spent several years in the Ogema and Bures districts until they moved to Regina in 1936. Berdie was employed by Simpsons, R.C.M.P. and Unemployment Insurance. She was an active member of Chalmer’s United Church and sang in several musical groups.

In 1957 the family moved to Lumsden, where she owned and operated her own ceramic shop “Berdie’s Ceramics” where she made many friends and had lots of fun and continued her love of painting, developed in early childhood. She also enjoyed her bride club, playing Scrabble and the local musical groups.

After moving to Regina in 1988 she sang with the Happy Entertainers and the 49’rs – Berdie loved to sing and entertain. She also continued playing Scrabble and always was ready for a “game of bridge”.

In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted in Berdie’s memory by William Booth Special Care Home, 50 Angus Road, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4R 8P6. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM WEARING FRANGRANCES OR SCENTS TO THE SERVICE.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Regina Funeral Home (Phone (306)789-8850)

Steve Hajdu
January 30, 1932 - July 24, 2000

Funeral arrangements by Regina Funeral Home

Passed away with his family by his side on Monday, July 24, 2000, at the age of 68.

Predeceased by his parents, Leslie and Clara and mother-in-law, Mary Kaytor. Steve is survived by his loving wife Terry of 43 years; his daughter Rae-Lynn (Joe) Mignon; and son Rodney; grandchildren Amanda and Ashley Mignon; two brothers: Les (Dot) and Al (Rosemary); his father-in-law George Kaytor, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Janet and Ken Chessall and Diane and Dick Keep and several nephews and nieces and a special friend "Teddy".

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East. A private family interment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Steve may be made to the Cardiac Care Unit, Regina General Hospital.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Regina Funeral Home (789-8850).

Octave Brule
October 3, 1922 - June 10, 2000

Funeral arrangements by Regina Funeral Home

Passed away peacefully in Regina on Saturday, June 10, 2000 after a short battle with cancer.

Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Hermelie; brothers, George and Urbain; sister, Sr. Imelda; and sister-in-law, Alma.

Octave leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife of 49 years, Cecile; children: Paul (Debbie), Reine (Frank) Sprungala and Flo (Dave) McManus; grandchildren: Joseph, Sean, Callen, Dietrich and Tavia; great-grandchildren: Lexis, Amelia, Alexa, Brittnay and Brendan; brothers and sisters: Emma Istace, Gerry (Louise) Brule, Sr. Annette Brule, Simone Nent and Florence (Len) Pollard; brothers-in-law Bruno (Deanne) Lemire, Clovis (Sharon) Lemire, Robert (Ruth) Lemire, Alcide (Glenda) Lemire; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Octave was a skilled wood working carpenter and was known as a general Mr. Fix-It. He was employed with Inland Cement for over 30 years. Some of his hobbies included gardening, dancing and ! playing cards. He especially loved and will always be remembered by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and all the staff at Palliative Care (3A) at the Pasqua Hospital, with a special thank-you extended to Connie.

FUNERAL MASS will be held at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, 5020 7th Avenue, Regina, on Thursday, June 15, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Michael Fahlman, Celebrant. A Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 from 7 - 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Octave's memory may be made to Palliative Care Inc, Pasqua Hospital, 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK, S4T 1A5.

Robert John Morrow
November 25, 1904 - October 19, 2000

Funeral arrangements by Regina Funeral Home

Born on November 25, 1904 in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and passed away in Regina on Thursday, October 19, 2000 at the age of 95 years.

Predeceased by his parents Andrew and Catherine (nee Irvine); his wife Ruby on January 26, 2000; his son Keith; his grandsons Barry and Timothy; five brothers and six sisters.

Bob leaves to cherish his memory his children: Ken (Mona) of Regina; Janet (Bob) Ball of Calgary; Ruth (Lawrence) Ganshorn of Regina; Edith (Kevin) Reid of Moose Jaw and Robert Jr. of Regina; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-three grandchildren; plus numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob came to Canada with his sister Mabel in 1923 arriving at Pasqua, SK. He then went to Woodrow in 1924. In 1926, he met Ruby Lowes and they were married in Moose Jaw on February 4, 1927.

They worked on various farms around Regina and was hired on full time for the Cleansing and Sanitation Department for the City of Regina in 1929 and worked there till his retirement on May 1st, 1967.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Monday, October 23, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. David Hoffman officiating. Interment at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Regina Funeral Home, on Sunday, October 22, 2000 from 7 - 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's memory may be made to a charity of choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (Phone 789-8850)

Gabriel (Gabe) Maurice Prendergast
January 23, 1934 - October 20, 2000

Funeral arrangements by Regina Funeral Home

“Gabe” was born January 23, 1934, in Ngaruawahia, New Zealand and passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, October 20, 2000, in Regina.

Predeceased by his parents Maurice and Colleen; Gabe will be dearly missed by: loving partner Sharon Blue; daughters: Monica (Ben), Kathy, Tess (Warren) and Gabrielle (Len); his much adored grandchildren: Jacob, Max, Calum and Bronwen.

The deep loss of a brother and uncle will be felt by his brothers and sisters: Maurice “Moss” (Marj), Colleen, Xavier (Wayne) and Damian (Lorraine); and many nieces and nephews.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be held at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, 1701 Cowan Cres., Regina, SK, on Wednesday, October 25, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. with Very Rev. Ken Miller, Celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gabe’s memory may be made to develop a scholarship, The Gabe Prendergast Scholarship in Technical Theatre, c/o Manager of Planned Giving, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2 or Palliative Care Services, Regina Health District, 2180 – 23rd Ave., Regina, SK, S4S 0A5.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (Phone 789-8850).

Andrew (Andy) Douglas Kefford
February 11, 1976 - February 16, 2001

Funeral arrangements by Regina Funeral Home

On February 16, 2001, Andy Kefford of Regina, SK, passed away at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB, at the tender age of 25.

Andy has left us to be with his predeceased grandparents Henry Kefford and Harry and Thelma Francis, who we know will take care of him until we can join them.

Andy leaves a huge hole in his small family. He was dearly loved by many and will be greatly missed by his father Brian; mother Pat; brother Mark; and loyal and special girlfriend Tristan Eaton. He also leaves behind his grandmother Mary Kefford; very special godfather and uncle George Kefford; Aunts: Shanon Kefford, Darlene Paulhus, Char Francis; and Uncle Bob and Aunt Bert Francis; plus numerous cousins.

He was a very dedicated friend to many and we know they will miss his hearty laughter and never ending stories.

Andy was born in Moose Jaw, SK, and spent his first nine years in Elbow, SK, moving to Regina, SK, in 1985, where he spent the rest of his short life. He convocated from the U of R in October, 2000, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, an accomplishment we were all so proud of. Being in the Co-op program enabled him to work at Farm Credit Corp, Sask Tel, CUETS, and his final co-op term was completed in Minneapolis, Minn. He truly enjoyed his time in Minneapolis. He was presently employed at the Sask Tel Sympatico Help Desk.

Andy's other interests included hockey, roller blade hockey, down hill skiing, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his friends.

He successfully beat leukemia eight years ago, only to have cancer return in July, 2000. He then chose to move to Winnipeg and undergo a non-related bone marrow transplant. Even though he knew it would be very difficult, he was still determined to beat his disease. If only Andy's body had been as strong as his spirit, he would have achieved his goal. God bless you Andy and keep you safe until we meet again.

MEMORIAL SERVICE for Andy will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Thursday, February 22, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Alex Taylor officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cancer Care Manitoba, Leukemia Bone Marrow Transplant Unit GD6, 820 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB, R3A 1R9.

Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (Phone 789-8850).

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