MORGAN - Mrs. Myrtle Angeline, passed away on April 15, 2006 at the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current, two months short of her 93rd birthday. Myrtle is survived by her loving husband, Sid Morgan; her step-sister, Phyllis Robertson (Orland); her son, Dennis Jensen (June); her step-daughter, Sharon Beutler (Richard); two grandchildren, Twyla Anderson (Duane) and Thane Jensen (Collette); three-step-grandchildren: Kim Zacuruk (Jim), Stacey Beutler and Cindy Beutler; four great-grandchildren: Kendra and Kordel Anderson and Elyce and Rielle Jensen; and two step-great-grandchildren, Alexander and Samantha Zacuruk. Myrtle was predeceased by her husband, Edwin Jensen; her parents, Albert and Alice Opheim; her stepfather, Sam Lien, and her stepsister, Thelma Coulter (Ed). She will be well remembered for her kind support of people, her strong sense of humor and her very positive outlook and upbeat demeanor. Many will remember her, Mrs. Nybo, and Mrs. Bell, providing exceptional trio renditions at many celebrations at St. Olaf’s and other Swift Current and area venues. She was also very involved with the Norwegian Singers. Myrtle and Sid were charter residents at “the Bentley” and enjoyed five plus very happy years living and participating in the many events offered at this residence. The family would like to express their thanks to the hospital staff and the Bentley for the care and support given to our wife, Mom and Grandma. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Pastor Amber Hoffman officiating. The organist was Arlene Olson and the soloist was Joyce Olesen. A tribute was read by her step-granddaughter, Kim Zacuruk. The pallbearers were: Thane Jensen, Calvin Gietz, Twyla Anderson, Louise Anderson, Darryl Wall and Lucien Laverdiere. The interment was held at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Olaf Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to the First United Church Memorial Fund.
MARTENS – Otto Alfred was born on June 29, 1914 to Peter and Marie Martens in Main Centre. Otto was the oldest of six brothers. He was baptized in 1950 and joined the MB Church where he served in various church activities – such as Sunday School Superintendent, Teacher and Church Secretary for 15 years as well as the church auditor for many years. He was also involved with the Rush Lake Water Users Association and the Sask Wheat Pool. He spent his time on the farm working with his father and enjoyed farming so much that he bought his own farm in 1945 just one year after he married Wilma Engel on April 9, 1944. They were blessed with 2 children; Marnie Elaine and Brian Dale. Marnie married Harry Unger and they had 4 children: James (Michelle), Steve, Joanna and Timothy and four great-grandchildren; son, Brian married Sharon Schneider and they had two girls, Crystal and Candy. Otto was predeceased by his parents, one brother and his daughter Marnie. He is survived by his loving wife, Wilma; his son Brian (Sharon) and their daughters; son-in-law Harry and his four children and four brothers: Fred Martens and his family; Sam Martens, Rueben (Alvina) Martens and Tony (Elma) Martens. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from the Herbert MB Church with Pastor Bob Cappelle officiating. The organist was Verna Martens. The ushers were Harvey Schulz and Greg Siemens. The pallbearers were: Tim Unger, Joanna Wongstadt, Crystal Martens and Candace Martens. The Interment took place at the Herbert Cemetery, Herbert, SK. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Otto Martens.
DICKSON – Helen Elizabeth was born on May 5, 1916 to William and Elizabeth Dickson who were farming Northeast of Pambrun, Saskatchewan. The Dickson’s were homesteaders of Irish origin who came to Canada by way of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in 1909. To her dying day Miss Dickson was passionately proud of her Irish heritage. Miss Dickson took her schooling in the Ravenscrag school and completed her high school in Pambrun. After high school, Miss Dickson enrolled in the newly started Bible School in Pambrun. It was her father, William Dickson who had given the invitation to Rev. William Millar to come to Pambrun in 1932. Miss Dickson completed her Bible school and was part of the first graduating class of Millar Memorial Bible Institute in 1936. On Feb. 25, 1940, Miss Dickson boarded a freighter in St. John, New Brunswick bound for Kano, Nigeria. For 43 days the freighter zigzagged across the WWII Atlantic to avoid attack from German submarines. Miss Dickson served with Sudan Interior Mission in Kano until 1953 when she returned home for health reasons. She continued to serve with SIM in the office in Calgary until 1958. Miss Dickson returned to Pambrun and joined staff at Millar College where she taught until her retirement in the late 1980's. During the summers she traveled extensively in her beloved 1965 Ford Fairlane doing women's ministries and other meetings. As an instructor, Miss Dickson will long be remembered by those who were in her English grammar classes for her commitment to the proper use of the Queen's English. She will also be remembered for the courses she taught in public speaking and proper etiquette. There was a right and a wrong way to do just about everything and to her dying day Miss Dickson was always quite helpful in reminding us what the right way was. In spite of her strong and sometimes sharp opinions, Miss Dickson had a very generous heart. She spent countless hours hosting and canning and cooking and serving for others. She spent countless hours tutoring students, especially foreign students, who needed extra help with grammar or anything else for that matter. Miss Dickson was a great fan of royalty and she has followed the twists and turns of the Queen and the royal family for years. She also had a special place in her heart for the Mounties. It was like they belonged to her in some abstract way. The birds and the stray cats in Pambrun also had a faithful friend in Miss Dickson who fed them generously. Miss Dickson spent much time in prayer and Bible reading. It had been her custom to read through the entire Bible four times in a year, although in recent years she had slowed down to only three times through. But above all, she had a heart to see people come to know Jesus. Helen Elizabeth Dickson was predeceased by her parents, her sister Marie, her sister Sarah and husband Herbert W. Peeler, her brother John and his wife. She will be missed by her friends and relatives, especially those who knew her best. A funeral service was held on Monday, April 3, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Millar College of the Bible, Pambrun, SK with Pastor Garry MacKay and Phil Ruten officiating. The organist was David Pollard. A tribute was given by Richard Bueckert and John Regier sang special music. The scripture reading was given by Ron Reynolds and benediction by George Hogman. The ushers for the service were: John Barbier and Gordon Johnston. The pallbearers were Junji Takahashi, Duane Johnston, Jerry Johnston, Lowell Wainman, Rod Gamble and Walter Funk. The interment was held at the Pambrun Cemetery, Pambrun, SK. Donations may be made to Millar College of the Bible in memory of Miss Dickson.
Passed Away: March 19, 2006
She has her wings! She is free! She has nor more pain! Helen Ramona Baumann passed peacefully away on March 19, 2006. A Memorial Service was held on March 27, 2006 in the Knox United Church in Gull Lake with Reverend Bev Diduck officiating. The ushers were, grandson, Dave Ibach and nephew, Harvey Bueckert, the honorary pallbearers were all who shared her life. Helen was born on September 20, 1919 to Christian and Hazel Kirk. She faced sorrow early in life with the loss of her mother and brother but that didn’t slow her down. She greatly embraced life, tackling and perfecting everything she tried, cooking, sewing, curling, quilting, bowling, playing cards and even painting. In 1949, Mom came back to Gull Lake with four little girls. It was here, she once again met an old boyfriend, Bill Baumann and they were married in April of 51. To this happy union a baby boy was born in May of 52. Dad always said, “He had to wait for Mom to grow up so he could marry her.” When we were going to school we always brought a friend home with us and we’d walk into the house to the smell of homemade buns, cookies, or cakes. One of Mom’s favorite bible passages was the parable of the “Ninety and Nine.” This was how she lived her life. If any of us kids or grandkids got into trouble she would say, “At times like this I don’t love you less but I love you more.” At her round table there was always room for one more to sit no matter who you were, you were always welcome. All her life she was a caregiver, nursing many through sickness and death, whether it was for her children, grandchildren, siblings or friends, she was there for them. Mom fought brave and hard right up to the end, never giving up the idea that she was going to be healthy again and be able to do all the things she loved and enjoyed. We’re going to miss you Mom; you’ve been such a good friend and confidante to us all. We love you very much. Okay, okay, we know, you love us more!
MORESIDE – James Arthur (Art) [December 30, 1928 – February 25, 2006] The family of Art Moreside sadly announce his sudden passing at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on Saturday, February 25, 2006. Art is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Elinor (Hollstein); sons, Wayne (Judy) and Owen Moreside and daughter, Marilyn (Ted) Bowditch. Also to mourn his passing are family members; brother, Reagh Moreside; grandchildren, Adam & Matthew Bowditch, Michael, Melissa and Jeremy Moreside; Janis and Evan Moreside and great-grandsons, Bailey and Carson. Art was predeceased by parents, Maggie and John; brothers Earle, Stanley and Lloyd Moreside. Art grew up on the family farm at Tuberose, SK. He enjoyed sports, hunting and fishing. He became an accomplished welder, among many other skills, all crucial in the art of farming. Art was a lifelong farmer, semi retired, but like most farmers never completely retired as he was still actively involved in the family farm. He loved the land and loved the farming life. In his early life, Art was active in sports, especially hockey, and remained a Kyle Teams supporter throughout his life, coaching for several years in youth hockey. After he quit flying full sized planes, Art joined the “Swift Wings”, a radio-controlled airplane club. Here he was able to continue his life long love of flying. He also enjoyed the fellowship of club members. Among his other interests were, photography, reading, playing cards, and traveling as long as he was able. He enjoyed the summers at the family cabin at Clearwater Lake, with visits from family and friends. His barbequed turkey was always a family favorite. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kyle United Church with Reverend Cindy Langley officiating. The organist was Darlene Smith. The guest register attendants were: Janis Moreside, Melissa Moreside and Jaclyn Moreside. The ushers were, Ted Bowditch, and Kelly Hollstein. The pallbearers were: Michael Moreside, Jeremy Moreside, Evan Moreside, Adam Bowditch, Matthew Bowditch and Steven Moreside. The interment was held at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Swift Current, SK. Memorial donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation in memory of Art Moreside. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parkside Memorial Funeral Home, Swift Current, SK.
DYCK – HELENA age 87 years of Swift Current, formerly of Herbert, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Herbert-Morse Union Hospital on Friday, February 3, 2006. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. from Eastside Church of God with Pastor Ken Epp officiating. The Organist was Jim Neufeld and the ushers were grandsons; Kevin Dyck and Ashley Dyck. The eulogy was read by daughter-in-law Vi Dyck. The pallbearers were her grandsons: Ron Dyck, Albert Dyck, Keith Dixon, Darrel Rude, Rocky Fehr and Marlon Dyck. The interment took place at the Herbert Cemetery, Herbert, SK. She is survived by her loving children: John of Swift Current, Cornie (Joe) of Regina, Henry (Bev) of Regina, Mary (Walter) Dixon of Swift Current, Annie Dyck of Swift Current, Kathy (Reg) Rude of Swift Current; daughter-in-law Vi Dyck of Swift Current, Roy (Norma) Dyck of Swift Current and Ben Dyck of Swift Current. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, 4 sisters; Mary Granger of Regina, Susie Unger of Calgary, Kay of B.C. and Judy Thiesen of Manitoba. She is predeceased by her husband, Peter E. Dyck and also by 4 children; Peter, Edna, Abe, and Elmer; 2 daughters-in-law, Murgie, Ann; 4 grandchildren: Stephen Dyck, Beverly, Myrna and Stephen Dixon; 6 brothers: Dave Hiebert, John, Ron, Jake, Henry and Abe Schulze. Helena was born on June 30, 1918 at Cruikshank, SK. She left home at the age of 13 to work on a farm. A few years later she met the love of her life, Peter E. Dyck. They were married on September 19, 1937. They first resided in Main Center, SK They later moved to Rostern where they had there first born. They later had 6 more children. The moved to the town of Herbert in 1947 where they had 4 more children. They resided in Herbert until the passing of her husband in 1979. Her children then moved her to Swift Current where most of her children where living. Mom loved to be with her family, she loved camping and going out for coffee with them. She was known as “Husky Grandma” and everybody loved her. Mom also enjoyed going to Bingo. She also liked to watch the Tele Miracle on T.V. She was a big collector of dolls, stuffed animals and nick-nacs. She also loved watching her daytime soaps. She was also a big animal lover. Mom enjoyed life and always had a smile and a hug for everyone and it didn’t matter who you were. Mom loved her garden and plants and they were always so beautiful. Her favorite color was purple or mauve. Helena will be deeply missed and always remembered by her family and friends. She touched the hearts of all those who knew her. Mom was the angel of all time. “We love you mom and will always miss you”. Donations in her memory can be made to the Tele-Miracle Foundation c/o Kathy Rude 33 7th Ave. N.E. Swift Current, SK.
WALL - Mr. Jacob L. – aged 85 years of Swift Current and formerly of Wymark, passed away on February 10, 2006 at the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at the Zion Mennonite Church with Pastor Fred Heese officiating and Grace Funk as organist. The pallbearers were grandsons: Kevin Speir, Robin Wall, Michael Wall, Shaun Redmond, Jason Finkbeiner, Dave Dewalt and close friend, Frank Lachowitzer. The eulogists were, son-in-law, Dale Finkbeiner, and daughter-in-law, Linda Wall. The ushers were, Dennis Loeppky and Ken Dyck. Special music was performed by Gospel Favorites. The interment took place at Mount Pleasant Burial Park. Jake is survived by his loving children: Eva Speir (Barry Severson), of Swift Current; her son, Kevin Speir, and grandson, Darren; son, Fred (Linda) Wall, of Pambrun, children, Robin (Kerry) Wall and their son, Reed, Lorenne (Murray) Wall and their son, Aiden; daughter, Clara (Dale) Finkbeiner, of Swift Current, and their son, Jason (Angie) Finkbeiner; daughter, Edna (Dale) Redmond, of Swift Current and their children, Shaun (Christa) Redmond and their son, Liam, Treena (Ken) Lloyd and their daughters, Alisha (Jody), Amber, and their granddaughter, Kaydra, Cora (James) McPhail and their children, Triston and Shianne; daughter, Bertha Wall of Swift Current, and her children, Cheryl (Dave) Dewalt and their children, Alysha and Tyler; and her son, Trevor Funk; Michael and Stephanie Wall of Calgary (John’s children). Jake is also survived by sisters: Anne Kehler, Swift Current, Tina Wiebe, B.C., Helen Dyck, AB, Margaret Dyck, B.C., Elizabeth Dyck, Swift Current; brothers: Herman (Rita), Swift Current, Bill (Marilyn) Swift Current, and John, AB; sisters and brothers-in-law: Jacob and Anne Wiebe, Vanderhoof B.C., William Braun, Saskatoon, Abe (Tina) Braun, Le Crete, AB; as well as many nieces and nephews. Jake was predeceased by his parents. Henry and Maria Wall; his son, John, October 7, 1998, and three months later by his wife, Agnes, January 7, 1999; and son-in-law, Allan Speir, April 1984; as well as brothers, Henry and Abe; sisters, Mary Braun and Agnes Harder. He was also predeceased by his sisters and brothers-in-law: Marie Wall, Tina Wall, Maria Wall, John Braun, Pete Braun, Jacob Wiebe, Nick Kehler and Peter Dyck. Dad was born March 23, 1920 in the Dunelm District southwest of Swift Current. He married Agnes Braun on July 28, 1942. They were blessed with four daughters and two sons. They resided in Wymark until 1974 at which time they moved to Swift Current. Jake worked as a mechanic for 33 years at various places, many of those years he was employed by Roy Warner at Roy’s service. He later became employed at the E.I. Wood building and the Court House as a caretaker, until his retirement in 1985. Dad worked hard to provide for his family and had to endure many winter storms to make it to work in Swift Current, while Mom remained at home raising six children. Jake’s hobbies were: fishing, woodworking and playing his many musical instruments, the mandolin being his favorite. In his younger years he spent many hours playing for family and friends to enjoy. After the passing of his wife and son, Jake became a private man and seemed to prefer being alone. He was able to live on his own at his residence until his passing, despite never visiting a doctor or being hospitalized during his entire adult years, except for the last two days of his life. He will be dearly missed and always remembered by his loving family. Donations in Jake’s memory can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Parkside Memorial Funeral Home, Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
RUDE – Darrell – We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Darrell Myrl Rude on February 20, 2006 at the age of 56. He was a devoted husband, father and son who will be sadly missed by his wife Sue; daughters, Renee and Tamera; son Iver; parents, Iver & Hazel Rude. Darrell is also survived by three sisters; Sylvia (Danny) Nelson, Janice (Blaine) Platzke, Deb (Tony) Bollinger; numerous nieces and nephews; mother & father-in-law, Carmen and Nazzareno Vassallo; seven brothers-in-law; Joe (Kelina), Louis (Tonia), Charlie (Loreen), Loreta (Antida), Johnny (Jeanette), Vince (Ruth) Rueben (Natasha) and 2 sisters-in-law, Miriam (George) and Rita (Charlie). Darrell was born on June 11, 1949 at the hospital in Matsqui, B.C. He grew up on the family farm north of Webb, SK where he enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling and riding his quarter horse, Pet. He enjoyed helping his dad with all aspects of farming, including the cattle. His oilfield career began on the rigs, which took him to the Arctic and eventually to the oil fields of Libya. It was on his month off work while living on the island of Malta that he met the love of his life, “Sue”. They were married in Swift Current, SK on September 7, 1985. Renee was born two short years later on March 31, 1987 in Swift Current. Tamera was born in Red Deer, AB on July 9, 1989 and Iver Shaun was born on November 14, 1992 on the island of Malta. After his work took them to Alberta and then Malta they returned to Swift Current in 1994 where it has remained home for the family. Grandma & Grandpa Rude enjoyed having them home as much as Grandma & Grandpa Vassallo hated to see them leave. They enjoyed watching them grow and develop into the wonderful young people they are today. Darrell was very involved in their life, taking them wherever they needed to go and he spent many hours on the road and in the rink with hockey. He was very proud of all his children and as for most parents it was very hard to part with Renee when she started University in Saskatoon last fall. Darrell lived a life with no regrets, no complaints and nothing ever left undone. He helped anyone, anytime, all they had to do was ask. He is forever in our hearts and minds. Donations in Darrell’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Prayer services were held on Friday, February 24, 2006 at Parkside Memorial Funeral Home and the Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church with Father Sathiadas Antony officiating. The ushers were Brent and Heather Robison and the pallbearers were: Blaine Platzke, Tony Bollinger, Daniel Nelson, Jason Nelson, Craig Nelson and Clint Nelson. The interment took place at Bruflat Jensen Lutheran Cemetery, north of Webb near the family farm. He will be buried on the land that he owned and that his grandfather homesteaded in 1901. For further information or to sign the family book of condolence, visit our website at www.parksidefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Parkside Memorial Funeral Home, Swift Current, SK.
“A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands were put to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best!
ANDERSON – Embert Omar age 83 of Swift Current, SK passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2006. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 13, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Pastor Amber Hoffman officiating. The ushers were Brian Knight and James Macaulay. The organist was Arlene Olson and soloist was Joyce Olesen. The interment took place at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Swift Current, SK. The pallbearers were grandsons: Gerald Thurber, Lance Anderson, Wade Anderson, Dave Nadon and Tyler Cates. Embert is survived by his wife Ruby (nee Pretty); his children Donna Thurber, Raymond (Janet) Anderson, Douglas Anderson, Dianne Anderson and Kathy (Dale) Cates; fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and one sister, Margaret. He was predeceased by his parents, Nella and Emil Anderson, a son Ellwood, brother Arnold and his sister Doreen. Embert was born in Swift Current on August 29, 1922. He attended the Fairhills School and was united in marriage to Ruby Pretty on October 27, 1942. Embert farmed for many years in the Stewart Valley and Success areas. In 1948 he moved to Moose Jay and worked for the B.A. Oil Refinery. He later started a business with Ronnie Harding building houses. In 1955 the family returned to this area to farm. He was the Reeve of R.M. of Sask Landing No 167 for 1971 to 1975. In 1975 they retired from farming and moved to Swift Current where he sold farm machinery for CCIL and later became a Realtor with Century 21. Embert always enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was always involved in the community and enjoyed curling, bowling, golfing, traveling and playing cards with friends. Embert’s stories were enjoyed by all. He will be fondly remembered and missed by his family and many friends. Memorial donations may be made to St. Olaf Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in memory of Embert.