PETERS - Mr. Abe J., - January 1, 1935 – June 19, 2003. With great sadness Abe’s family announce his death after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Celebrating his life and mourning his loss is, Corinne, his wife and closest friend for 45 years; their daughters: Brenda and her children, Jessica and Ashley, Sandra Thorburn, her husband, Dale, and their children, Austin and Derrick; and their son, Rick, his wife, Mavis, and their children, Megan, Graeme and Michael; and his mother-in-law, Melba Christensen. He has two brothers, Les (Doreen) and Len (Norma); and four sisters: Ann Sirdar, Caroline Reid, Judy Peters (Ron), and Debbie Peters; as well as one brother-in-law, Melvin (Evelyn) Christensen. His parents, Herman C. Peters and Mary Peters predeceased Abe in 1999. Abe received his education at Oman School and Swift Current Collegiate Institute. He worked for Swift Current Produce, Motorways and Jays Transport and retired in 1995. His dedication to work and service to his customers was well known to everyone. He made many friends throughout the city because of the way he did his job and treated people. Abe had a strong association with the First United Church serving on the Church Board at the time of his death, the odd job squad, ushering and working at the Fowl Suppers. He enjoyed bowling, gardening, skiing, golf, travel and most of all spending time with his grandchildren and children. The Funeral Service was held on Monday, June 23, 2003 from First United Church with Reverend John Barker officiating. The organist was John Poettcker and the soloist was Pat Smith. Allan Smith delivered the eulogy. The ushers were nephews, Norman Peters, Jason Peters, Wayne Christensen and Jim Christensen. The honorary pallbearers were all of Abe’s family and friends. The interment was held at the Cremation Section of Mount Pleasant Burial Park, Swift Current, Saskatchewan. The family gratefully requests donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the First United Church Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parkside Memorial Funeral Home, Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
JORDAN – Albert Lorne (Bert) age 63 years of Cadillac, Saskatchewan, a farmer, passed away at the Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon on Tuesday, August 26, 2003. Funeral services were held at the Cadillac Community Hall on Friday, August 29, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. with Linda Stumpf officiating. The interment took place at the Cadillac Cemetery, Cadillac, SK. The pallbearers were: Scott Jordan, Alan Sharp, Scott Cowan, Ed Jordan, Paul Goffinet and Don Featherstone. Honorary pallbearers were all those who shared in his life. The ushers were nephews, Curtis Goffinet and Greg Stephenson. The organist was Joan Wialliamson. Special tributes were given by his four children: Leslie, Scott, Karen and Nancy. Bert is survived by his loving wife, Faye; four children: Leslie (Alan Sharp) and their children, Kaila, Keisha, Keegan and Kienna, of Canora, SK, Scott (Laurie) and their daughters, Chelsea, Sarah, Sophia, Olivia and Janae, of Lloydminster, SK, Karen (Scott Cowan) and their daughters, Cassandra and Jillian, of Calgary, AB, Nancy Jordan, of Calgary, AB; one brother, Ed Jordan (Brenda), of Longview, AB; two sisters, Lorraine (Paul Stringer), of Ponteix and Margaret (Paul Goffinet), of Ponteix; two aunts, Signe White and Fran Jordan; one uncle, Jos Kendall; his mother and father-in-law, Leslie and Mary Stephenson, of Swift Current; brothers-in-law, John and Rosemary Stephenson, of Saskatoon and Tom and Willa Stephenson, of Weyburn; sister-in-law, Glennys (Dean Uzelman), of North Battleford; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins Bert was born November 7, 1939 in Saskatoon, SK. His family moved to the farm at Cadillac when he was six years of age and he resided there for the remainder of his life. He attended and graduated from the Cadillac School and began farming with his Dad after graduation. Bert married Faye Stephenson on August 5, 1960 and together they raised four children. In the early years, Bert worked at various jobs to supplement the farm income, but farming was his passion, which he continued to do until his passing, taking great pride in his work. He has been involved in various community activities. He served as President of the Hall Board and the Town & Country Club when major renovations and improvements were made. He was chairperson for the Cadillac School Reunion Committee, served on St. Paul’s United Church Board and sat on the Wise Creek Agricultural Board. He both coached and played hockey and ball. Throughout his life, Bert enjoyed dancing, curling, golfing, playing cards, skiing, boating, fishing, camping and traveling. He particularly enjoyed the winters he and Faye spent in Arizona. Bert had a great sense of humor. He loved to tease and entertain children. There were many evenings when grandchildren would ask, “Grandpa, can you tease us?” He enjoyed pulling pranks and telling jokes. He always took great interest in all his children and grandchildren’s activities and was very proud of their accomplishments. Family and friends were a very important part of Bert’s life. Bert was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who will be dearly missed and forever remembered by all who knew him. In memory of Bert Jordan, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society Research Fund would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parkside Memorial Funeral Home, Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
PETERSON – Brenda Diane, age 44 of Swift Current, SK passed away on Monday, June 12, 2006 at the Cypress Regional Hospital. Brenda is survived by: her husband, Richard Peterson; daughter, Chrystal Peterson of Swift Current; mother, Yvette Rudd of Swift Current; grandmother, Viola Rudd of Saskatoon; sisters, Cindy (Keith) Meyer of Swift Current; Wendy Rudd of Red Deer, AB; brothers, Darcy (Lillian) Rudd of Swift Current and Kerry Rudd (Joan Ries) of Swift Current, SK. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews; Lisa & David Meyer of Swift Current, Gordy & Stephanie Rudd of Swift Current, Melissa, Amie, Amanda, Gemini and Aiden Rudd of Red Deer, AB, Dallas & Austin Ries and Alexis Rudd of Swift Current, SK; mother-in-law, Mary Peterson of Swift Current; sisters-in-law, Lori (Kenneth) Gruell of Swift Current, Val Gruell of Swift Current; brothers-in-law, Vince (Roberta) Peterson of Swift Current, Gary Peterson of Swift Current; nieces and nephews, Chelsea Peterson and Nicholas Gruell of Swift Current, Brittany and Jesse Peterson of Swift Current, Kessandra (Jeremy), Cheyanne, Sarah, Andrew, Danielle and Melissa Peterson of Moose Jaw, SK. She was predeceased by: her father, Gordon Rudd (Jr); grandfather, Gordon F. Rudd (Sr); uncles, Leonard Johnson, Neil Johnson, Wesley Johnson; aunt, Dale Johnson; father-in-law, Lawrence Peterson; uncles-in-law, John Teichroeb, George Teichroeb and Hank Teichroeb; brother-in-law, Brian Gruell and niece-in-law, Rebecca. Brenda married Richard on March 22, 1979. They were blessed with a baby girl, Chrystal Peterson on July 2, 1979. Brenda worked along side her husband Richard at Standard Motors in Swift Current for many years where they were employed as auto detailers. Brenda enjoyed collecting beanie babies, Disney cartoons and doing cross-stitching. She also enjoyed riding horses, and collecting horse figurines and ornaments. Brenda was a family person all around, she enjoyed going for tea over at her sister Cindy’s as well as at her mom Yvette’s. She enjoyed cooking family meals over at her mother-in-law Mary’s place too. Brenda also enjoyed shopping, camping and taking family trips. Brenda was a person who could do anything, and she would always drop what she was doing just to help someone else out. Brenda will be sadly missed by her family, friends and co-workers. She will forever remain in our hearts. A funeral service was held on Friday, June 16, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Parkside Memorial Funeral Home with Dan Romaniw officiating. The pallbearers were: Gord Lang, Dave Chan, Terry Reidle, Bruce Lee, Hal Ulph and Marty Sather. The interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Swift Current, SK.
THINGVOLD – Myrtle Helen, Myrtle was born December 23, 1918 to John and Mable Harvey at Shackleton, Saskatchewan. She passed away peacefully at the Cypress Regional Hospital, Swift Current, SK on Sunday, June 18, 2006. Myrtle is survived by her six children: Carol (Ron) of Rocky Mountain House, AB, and her three children: Ron (Cheryl), Kevin (Jennipher) and Debbie (Casey); Harvey (Paulette), Medicine Hat, AB, and their four children: Donna (Glen), Denine (Alerin), Dallas (Janet) and Devin; John (Charlotte) of the family farm at Cadillac and their four children: Curtis (Chrissy), Trent (Christine), Kelly (Heather) and Carla (Bart); Dale (Rachelle) of Chilliwack, BC and their three children: Shawn (Tanya), Sheryl (Derrick) and Sheila (Dennis); Delmar (Jola) of Saskatoon and their son, Martin; and Cindy (Tom) of Medicine Hat and their daughters: Shanna (Curtis) and Amanda (Ryan); plus fifteen great-grandchildren, all of whose birthdays she faithfully remembered. Myrtle was predeceased by her husband, Carl; son, Clair; son-in-law, Ray Kendall; sister, Marion, and brother, Wilf. Myrtle and Carl were married in 1942. They raised their family on the farm at Cadillac. Myrtle’s pride and joy were her grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She treasured her time with them. Myrtle enjoyed needlework, cards and reading. She loved animals and her time involved with the SPCA. Myrtle was active in the church and church activities and always enjoyed her friends and card games. Friends, suppers and cards at the Prairie View Lodge were a highlight of her last years. We were blessed with Mom keeping a sharp mind right to the end. The funeral service was held on June 21, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Reverend Terry Simonson officiating. The burial was held at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA or to the Canadian Cancer Society.
BULBECK - Mr. John (Jack), of Herbert and formerly of the Neidpath District passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on August 23, 2003 at the Herbert Hospital. Jack will always be cherished by his wife of 49 years Eva; three sons: Don (Gayle) of Fort McMurray, AB, Dave (Cheryl) of Neidpath, Dennis (June) of Neidpath; one daughter, Dolores (Brian) Unger of Burnham; nine grandchildren: Adam, Mark, and Sara Bulbeck, Melissa (Eric) Kristjansson, Tanya (Blaine) Hardenne, Devin and Denielle Bulbeck, Lesley and Lindsey Unger; one brother, Bill (Vera) Bulbeck; three sisters: Marion Miller, Amy Hanson, Velma Berg; brothers and sisters-in-law: Ruth Bulbeck, Rose Bulbeck, Joyce Bulbeck, Bill (Caroline) Reimer, Delmer (Rae) Reimer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Helen Bulbeck; mother-in-law, Katherine Klassen; four brothers: Fred, Art, Harry and Duke; one sister in infancy; brothers and sisters-in-law: Russ Orr, Archie Miller, Gene Berg, George Hanson, Joyce Bulbeck, Lynn Bulbeck and Queenie Bulbeck. Jack was born on the family farm on May 8, 1931, the second youngest of nine children. He attended school at the Fernbank School. Jack married Eva Reimer on November 12, 1953. They lived in Waldeck and Swift Current while Jack worked at the Pioneer Co-op. They returned to the Neidpath district in 1956, where he spent most of his life doing a job he loved, farming. Jack and Eva retired to Herbert in 1999. We will all miss Jack’s great sense of humor and his contagious laugh. At the request of Jack, no formal funeral service was held. A private family burial was held on August 26, 2003 at 8:00 a.m. at the Herbert Cemetery with Pastor Ken Epp officiating. In memory of John (Jack) Bulbeck donations to the Herbert Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parkside Memorial Funeral Home, Swift Current and Herbert, Saskatchewan.
MARTENS Mrs. Susie Fehr Martens. It has pleased our heavenly Father to call our beloved sister and aunt home. Susie Martens was born April 16, 1928 in the village of Chortitz. She attended and enjoyed going to Versailles School. Susie was baptized upon confession of her faith in Jesus Christ by Bishop David Wall in the Mennonite Sommerfeld Church. Susie married Abe Martens in her parent’s home in 1951. The first few years they lived on a farm southwest of McMahon an then they moved to the village of Schoenfeld. Winters were tough, the roads were blocked and for years there were no telephones, life was different but neighbors would often walk to go visiting. Susie enjoyed making a garden and while she didn’t have any children of her own, Abe and Susie took great pride in their nieces and nephews and loved to have them over. They were such a happy couple and had a special way of making friends feel special in their home. In 1982 they bought a house in Swift Current where they lived until Abe’s passing in 1998. Susie then bought into the Pioneer Manor and she really enjoyed getting to know the many fine folks there. She always would go out of her way to do things for others. One day, while putting on her shoe she fell and broke a leg and has suffered much. Her kidneys began to fail and she has been on dialysis for the last two years. Susie’s faith and good humor has kept her through the many hard times and she has often shared how she longed to depart from this life and be with her Lord. Susie Fehr Martens passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2204 at 7:50 p.m. at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 76 years. She leaves to mourn one sister, Mary Wiebe; one brother, Jacob and Agnes Fehr; sisters-in-law: Mary Fehr, Tina Kroeker, Jake and Mary Krahn, Agnes Martens, Helen Martens, Gertrude Dueck, (Jake Martens), Betty Martens, and Mary Martens; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Susie was predeceased by her husband, Abe Martens; her parents, Aron and Maria Fehr; brothers, John and Abe Fehr; brothers-in-law: Abe Wiebe, Henry, Dave, John, George, Jake, Ben, Isaac, and Peter Martens; sisters-in-law: Florence Sebaston (Henry) Martens, Susie (Dave) Martens, Margaret (Jake) Martens, Peter Kroeker, Margaret and Peter Wall, Ann and Jake Kroeker.
To be in such a marvelous, peaceful place
I passed the finish line, I won the race
Needless to say, dialysis was hard to bare
But Jesus carried me and friends that care
You held me up, that really set the tone
This made my journey but a stepping stone
So let the tear drops fall and while your sad
Just keep in mind the good times we have had
And the blessed Hope when one day we shall meet
When hand in hand we’ll walk that golden street.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. from the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with Reverend Abe Funk officiating. The pallbearers were: Melvin Wiebe, Jim Fehr, Ben Kroeker, Gordon Martens, Gordon Wiebe and Ken Martens. The interment was held at the Schoenfeld Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parkside Memorial Funeral Home, Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
SKREDEN - The family of Dorothy Skreden nee Dyrland, announces that she passed away early in the morning of June 14, 2004. Her funeral was held at Zion Lutheran Church, White Bear, SK on Friday, June 18, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.. She spent the last five years of her life at the Lutheran Sunset Home in Saskatoon, after suffering a stroke in June of 1998, which left her unable to walk or to use her left arm, but did not take away her sense of humour or interest in people. Dorothy was born on October 21, 1915 in the Neosho district southwest of Kyle, Saskatchewan, so she was 88 years young at the time of her passing. She leaves to mourn, son, Sherman Skreden and Joan, of Regina, and daughter, Sharon Dokken and Glenn, of Cabri; four grandchildren: Bryan Skreden (Amie), of Regina, Kari-Lynn (Clayton) Shearer, of North Vancouver, Joel Dokken, and Faye Dokken, of Saskatoon; one great-grandchild, Jacey Summer Shearer. She is also survived by a sister, Hilda Anderson; brother-in-law, Bjarne Loftsgard; sisters-in-law, Alma Skreden and Astrid Skreden; as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and Norway. She was predeceased by her husband, Osmund Skreden, in 1969; parents, Enok and Gudbjor Dyrland; brother, Elvin; sisters: Jettie Benson, Olga Montgomery, Ester Kyllo, Ruth Holst, and Elise Loftsgard. She was baptized and confirmed in Zion (Horsebutte) Lutheran Church, White Bear, SK. She and Osmund farmed in the White Bear district. Dorothy loved to read and write, having some of her poems printed. She was a Sunday School Teacher and it was important to her that her family had a Christian upbringing. She instilled in her kids a sense of integrity by setting an example in her daily life. Blessed be her memory. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parkside Memorial Funeral Home, Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
THIESEN – Anne age 94 of Herbert Heritage Manor passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2004 at the Herbert – Morse Hospital. Anne is survived by her 2 sisters; Mary Kovach and Susie Thiessen of Swift Current and one brother, Henry Peters of Swift Current. She was predeceased by her husband Jacob on November 19, 1992; six brothers and three sisters. The late Anne Thiesen was born at Rhineland Municipality in Manitoba. She was united in marriage to Jacob Thiesen on December 3, 1933 in Swift Current, SK. Anne and Jacob moved to Robin Hood, SK where they lived for a short while before moving to farm in the Pambrun area. They lived in Pambrun until retirement in 1969 at which time they moved to Swift Current. Anne enjoyed gardening, music and traveling. Anne was a very gentle person and will be missed by all those that knew her. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. from the Zion Mennonite Church with Pastors Ray and Sylvia Friesen officiating. The pallbearers were Terry Neudorf, Dennis Olfert, Brad Peters, David Peters, Vern Peters and John Wall. The interment for Mrs. Anne Thiesen took place at Mount Pleasant Burial Park, Swift Current, SK. Memorial donations may be made to Millar College of the Bible or to the Herbert Heritage Manor. For further information or to sign the family book of condolences, please visit our website at parksidefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Parkside Memorial Funeral Home, Swift Current, SK.
HARDEN – Kathleen Gertrude (nee Cave) of Swift Current passed away on July 3, 2004 at the Gull Lake Special Care Centre at the age of 82 years. Kathleen is survived by he daughter, Patsy (Trent) Jarvis and granddaughter Tori of Calgary, AB; sister, Eileen Cave; brother, Thomas Cave (jr) both of Swift Current and numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Ken Harden in 1994; her parents, Thomas and Alma Cave; sister, Alma Bartel and brothers, William , Douglas, Gerald and Jack Cave. Kathleen was born February 28, 1922 in Swift Current and spent her early years working in the family business - Wessex Dairy. She attended Central School in Swift Current and completed her education at the Convent School. In June, 1948 she began a 37 year career with McDonald’s Consolidated, starting in the packing room and later moving to the order desk, a position she held until her retirement in 1985. Her favorite pastimes included, reading and bowling, an activity she continued to enjoy after her retirement as a member of the seniors bowling league. A funeral service was held on Thursday, July 8, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Stephens Anglican Church with Reverend Rob Hardwick officiating. The organist was Janet Neubauer and the pallbearers were Roger Byer, Keith Stork, John Cave and Gordon Johnson. The interment took place at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Swift Current, SK. In memory of Kathleen, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Saskatchewan Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parkside Memorial Funeral Home, Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
MOE – Olaf of Cabri, SK passed away on Friday, June 25, 2004 at the age of 84. Olaf was born in the Webb district on September 24, 1919. At the age of four, Olaf, his parents, Peter and Anne Marie; sisters, Clara and Borghild and brother Albert moved to a farm three miles west of Battrum. One year later they moved to a farm where Francana Minerals is now located. He and his siblings attended Mistletoe School. In 1928 he and his parents relocated to a farm across the road where he resided until 1988 when he retired to Prairie Homes in Cabri. Olaf started farming with his father at a young age and continued farming until his retirement except for the years of 1941 and 1942, which he spent in the Armed Forces. He spent eight years on the council of R.M. of Riverside and was on the Roseray Wheat Board Committee for over 20 years. He was also on the St. John’s Church board and was a member of the Swift Current Health Region Board. Olaf kept weather records for himself and later for the Department of Transport for many years. After his father’s death in 1951, he was provider and caregiver for his mother until her death in 1982. He was a great lover of dogs and always had a dog to keep him company. He liked to watch birds and hunted in his early years. He enjoyed visiting with friends and family and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Olaf was predeceased by father, Peter, in 1951; mother, Anne Marie, in 1982; brothers Emil in 1921 and Albert in 1931; sisters, Clara McGuigan in 1991 and Borghild Drummond in 2001; half-sister, Eline Eggen, in 1976, brothers-in-law, Barney McGuigan, in 1985 and John Drummond in 1970 and nephews, Ed Hintz, in 1990 and Keith Drummond in 2004. He is survived by his nephews, Earl (Mary) McGuigan, Barry (Judy) McGuigan, Allan (Anna) Drummond and nieces, Carol Hintz, Joyce (Ken ) Horst, Cheryl (Ted) Salken and numerous great-nephews and great-nieces. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. from the Scandia Lutheran Church in Cabri, with Pastor Eugene Mau officiating. Barry McGuigan gave the eulogy and a solo was sung by Paula McGuigan. Lunch was served by the Scandia E.L.W. The interment took place at the St. John’s Cemetery, Fosterton, SK. Honorary pallbearers were all those who shared in Olaf’s life. Pallbearers were Barry McGuigan, Ken Horst, Brian Horst, Murray Heron, Dale Hintz and Chris Salken. The ushers were Allan Thoreson and John Undseth. His family would much appreciate that donations in Olaf’s memory be made to the Scandia Lutheran Church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parkside Memorial Funeral Home, Swift Current, SK.