Hector Daniel Badger
October 24, 1927 - June 17, 2007
Birthpace: Kamsack, Saskatchewan
Residence: Cote First Nation, SK
Service: The wake will commence on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from the Cote Band Hall, Cote First Nation. The Funeral will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. from Cote Band Hall, Cote First Nation. The interment will follow in the Badger Family Cemetery.
Senator Hector Daniel Badger was predeceased by his first wife Victoria and by his second wife Harriet; sons, Earl , Nelson, Hector Jr., Ronnie, and one son and daughter in infancy; grandson, Christopher Shingoose and great grandson, Jayden Badger. Hector leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his memory a son, Steven Badger and adopted sons, Ross Kaye and Lindsay Kaye; daughters, Darlene Belal Naser, Delores (Stan) Badger, Debra Nabess, Margaret Norris, Francis Fiddler and adopted daughter, Miss Kitty; as well as 23 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren, numerous beloved nieces and nephews, other relatives and many good friends.
April 5, 1911 - June 19, 2007
Birthpace: Jedburgh, SK
Residence: Yorkton, SK
Service: Prayers for the late John Woloshyn of Yorkton and formerly of the Jedburgh District, beloved husband of Adella Woloshyn , father of Joyce Martynuik and Ron Woloshyn , will be held Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. from the chapel of Christies Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. from the chapel of Christies Funeral Home. The Interment will follow at the Yorkton City Cemetery.
Memorial Donations: Friends may make memorial donations in John’s memory to the Yorkton and District Nursing Home for use on the north wing or Sask Heart & Stroke Foundation as tokens of remembrance.
Woloshyn John was born on April 5, 1911 to Michael and Parashka (nee Sereda) Woloshyn on the family farm near Jedburgh, Saskatchewan. He began his education at Forest Nook School, but left after Grade 5 to help out on the family farm. John was united in marriage to Adella Maduck on November 19, 1944. They settled on a farm a quarter mile down the road from his parent’s homestead. They were blessed with two children, a daughter, Joyce and a son, Ron. John took pride in his children and grandchildren’s many accomplishments and was always there to offer them his wisdom. He loved spending time with all of his family helping them whenever needed. He especially loved when his grandchildren came to visit and he could tell them his many stories of farming in his early years. In 1974 they sold their farm and retired to Yorkton. In the years to follow John enjoyed his large garden and never missed coffee row in the morning or afternoon. In the spring of 1999 they left their house and moved to a seniors unit on Jubilee Crescent. John still continued being active and drove for coffee daily until February of 2004 when he suffered a stroke and was no longer able to live on his own. John entered the Yorkton & District Nursing Home where he spent his time teasing the nurses and aides and enjoyed visitors very much. He passed away peacefully on June 19, 2007 at the age of 96. John was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Parashka; his sisters, Annie, Katie, Eva and Effie; his brothers, Nick and Bill; and his son-in-law, Paul Martynuik. John leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of 62 years, Adella; his son, Ron (Marie) of Yorkton; his daughter, Joyce of Yorkton; his grandchildren, Dwayne (Pam) Martynuik of Drumheller, AB, Randy (Carla) Martynuik of Regina, SK, Jarret (Tanya) Martynuik of Grande Prairie, AB and Lana (Lawrence) Klemetski of Yorkton, SK and his great-grandchildren, Sarah, Emily, Kaitlyn, James and Bree. He also leaves to mourn, his brother, Steve Woloshyn of Victoria, B.C. and sister, Mary Dobko of Yorkton as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends and neighbors. John’s family will be forever grateful for the wonderful care he received during his three years as a resident at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. The Prayer Service was held on Sunday, June 24, 2007 and the Funeral Service was held on Monday, June 25, 2007 both from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home with Father Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. The responses were led by Mr. Ed Pindus, Mrs. Colette Karapita and members of St. Mary’s Parish Choir. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Dwayne Matrynuik, Randy Martynuik, Jarret Martynuik, Lawrence Klemetski, Clarence Woloshyn and Colin Lys serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Christie’s Funeral Home & Crematorium, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
Stanley Charles Keene
August 30, 1917 - June 21, 2007
Birthpace: Churchbridge, SK
Residence: Yorkton, SK
Service: A Memorial Service for the late Stanley Keene beloved husband of Edith Keene of Yorkton and formerly of Bredenbury will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. A private Family Interment will follow at the Bredenbury Cemetery.
Memorial Donations: Friends may make memorial donations in Stanley’s memory to the Knox United Church or Saskatchewan Lung Association as tokens of remembrance.
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Stanley Keene on Thursday, June 21, 2007, just a couple of months shy of his 90th birthday. Stanley was born at Churchbridge, Saskatchewan, on August 30, 1917, the eldest child of Leslie and Lillian (nee Vollan) Keene. Stan is predeceased by one sister, in infancy; his parents, Leslie and Lillian Keene; his brother, Richard “Dick”, his parents-in-law, Art and Mabel Leppington; and his brothers-in-law, Lorne Leppington and Milton Whitmarsh. Stanley will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 61 years, Edith; his daughters, Lynne (Gordon) Weick of Churchbridge, Lois (Dave) Weick of Regina; his son, Gordon (Lorna) of Lake of the Prairies, MB; granddaughters, Carla (Brent) Boyle of Calgary, AB, Allanna (David) Horsman of Yorkton, Leanne (Dale) Fraser of Churchbridge, Lynette and Candice Keene of Lake of the Prairies, MB; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Brayden, Brendon, Jesse, Todd and Kylee; his sister, Emma Whitmarsh of Regina, SK; his brother, Howard (Dorothy) of Oliver, B.C.; his sisters-in-law, June Keene of Surrey, B.C. and Dorothy Leppington of Yorkton as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends. Stanley was a prairie boy through and through - loved farming the family farm in the Bredenbury/Churchbridge area. He was a skilled mechanic - said to be able to take a tractor apart and put it back together in top running order with parts left over! While carrying on the farming operations with the assistance of Edith and son, Gordon, he worked off farm first at the Heinrich John Deere Garage in Bredenbury and later at the IMC Potash Mine in Esterhazy. Following his retirement, he and Edith bought a motor home and escaped some prairie winters by heading south to Arizona to join his brothers, Howard and Dick. After the long trip south became too much, Stan and Edith enjoyed traveling around Saskatchewan - seeing all the beautiful places our own province has to offer. In 1988 Stan and Edith moved off the farm into Yorkton. Even though retired, Stan would still help with the farming which had been taken over by son, Gordon until the dust proved too hard on him. He and Edith then became the official “go fors” when emergency repairs were needed. During the latter years when his health began to fail, Stan enjoyed sitting in his lawn chair on the deck or driveway chatting with family and friends or just snoozing. He especially enjoyed his visits with his grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved to witness their newest accomplishments. He was an avid Blue Jays fan and each season was sure this would be the season the Jays would come out on top. Many thanks to Dr. I. Daunt and the staff of 1 West at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre for their care and compassion during Stan’s stay in the facility.
Margaret Ann Somogyi
April 6 , 1934 - July 1 , 2007
Birthpace: Willowbrook, SK
Residence: Willowbrook, SK
Memorial Donations: Friends so wishing may make donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the charity of their choice as tokens of remembrance.
Margaret Somogyi (Nee: Benedick) passed away July 1, 2007 at the Yorkotn Regional Health on July 1, 2007 following a short struggle with cancer and a lengthy battle with Diabetes. She was 73 years of age. Margaret was born on April 6, 1934 the only daughter of John and Susie (nee:Toth) Benedick and was raised and lived her whole life in the Willowbrook district. As a young girl she attended Cherryfield School and as a young lady met and married Joseph Somogyi on June 23, 1955. The couple farmed only three miles down the road from her original home. It was on this farm that Margaret and Joe raised their five sons, enjoying farm life and hard work. Margaret enjoyed gardening, raising chickens and was a caring person, caring for her mother and helping out with her eleven grandchildren which she loved and cherished. She delivered many meals to the field and enjoyed babysitting many other children. Even after Joe’s passing in 1983 Margaret remained on the family farm right up until her passing. She will be known for her caring ways and was truly more concerned with others health before her own. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be sadly missed by those who were close to her. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, John and Susie Benedick, husband Joseph; one daughter, Betty Susan in infancy and brothers, Joe and John. She will be forever remembered by her five sons and their families, Ken and his wife Lorie and their children, Jason (Susan), Derek, Warren and Tyler; son, Ernie and his friend Pat; son, Vincent and his wife Sandy and their children, Jolean, Rae-Lynn, Robin and Kelly; son, Robert; son, Dennis and his wife Carrie-Lisa and their children, Abbey, Brooke-Lyn and Carter. She also leaves a brother, Andrew (Lorraine) Benedick of Oliver, B.C. and their children Cindy (Jeff), Julian Gibbons, Craig (Mary-Lyne) Benedick and Jackie Benedick (Nicholas and Halle) all of B.C.; other relatives, dear neighbors and longtime friends. Prayer Service were held on Wednesday, July 4, 2007 from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church with Father Basil Chomos officiating. The pianist, Carol Nagy, led the congregation and members of the parish choir in the singing of the hymns, “Christ Be Out Light” and “Psalm 27". Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, July 5, 2007 from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church with Father Basil Chomos officiating. The pianist, Rita Hilbig and Cantor, Angela Van Den Heuvel led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, “Here I Am Lord”, “Psalm 138", “Be Not Afraid”, “On Eagle’s Wings”, “Song of the Angels”, “Though the Mountains May Fall”. The Crossbearer was Tyler Somogyi and the Readings were given by Ken Somogyi. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Ken Somogyi, Ernie Somogyi, Vincent Somogyi, Dennis Somogyi, Robert Somogyi and Andrew Benedick serving as casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Christie’s Funeral Home & Crematorium, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
Laurie Allan Werner
October 19 , 1953 - July 1 , 2007
Birthpace: Yorkton, SK
Residence: Saskatoon, SK
Service: A Family Visitation for the late Laurie Werner of Saskatoon and formerly of Springside will be held Friday evening at 7:30 P.M. from Christie’s Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held Saturday at 2:00 P.M. from Springside Baptist Church. The Interment Service will follow at the Springside Cemetery
Memorial Donations: Friends may make memorial donations in Laurie’s memory to the Gideon’s society as tokens of remembrance
Laurie Werner of Saskatoon, SK passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 1, 2007. Laurie was predeceased by his father Fred Werner. Laurie is survived by his daughter, Dawn Werner of Sangudo Alberta and son, Bryce Werner of Red Deer Alberta; his mother, Grandeline Werner of Springside Sk.; his oldest brother, Glen (Liz) Werner of Edmonton Alberta; youngest brother, Daryl (Denise) Werner of Regina Sk.; his dear friends Mary and Cindy Laduke of Saskatoon Sk.; also his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends. Laurie was born in Yorkton, SK and was raised on the family dairy farm in Springside SK. Laurie completed his elementary years at the Crossroads School and graduated from the Yorkton Regional High School. After attending the Briercrest College and Seminary for one year. Laurie chose to take up a career in farming rather than pursuing a post secondary education. After the untimely death of his father, Laurie continued on managing the dairy farm until 1987. After the sale of the farm Laurie moved to Alberta to become a Heavy Equipment Operator until the early 1990’s when he returned to Saskatoon to pursue a Trucking Career. He continued with his chosen career with S & S Trucking up until his untimely passing on July 1,2007. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, July 7, 2007 from Springside Baptist Church with Dr. Cliff Bergman officiating. The ushers were Lotan Breitkreuz and Lonnie Gabert. The pianist, Marlene Pullman and congregational song leader, Marlon Milbrandt led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, “Love Lifted Me” and “Amazing Grace”. Special Musical selections were shared by the mixed quartet, Royal and Joyce Schmidt and Fred and Alice Kallweit as well as Marlon and Tammy Milbrandt. The Life History and Tribute was shared by Glen Werner. The interment followed in the Springside Town Cemetery with Gordon Weick, Dennis Masurat, Kalvin Werner, Jerry Pullman, Ellery Pullman and Aaron Pullman serving as casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Christie’s Funeral Home & Crematorium, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
Victor James Edgar
March 24, 1920 - March 8, 2008
Birthpace: Yorkton, SK
Residence: Yorkton, SK
Service: A memorial service for the late Victor Edgar of Yorkton will be held Friday, March 14, 2008 at 1:00 pm from the Chapel of Christies Funeral Home. Interment to follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery
Memorial Donations: Friends may make donations in Memory of Victor to the Saskatchewan Alzheimer’s Association or to a Charity of Choice as tokens of remembrance.
Victor James Edgar passed away peacefully March 8, 2008 at the Anderson Village, Orkney House, Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He was 87 years of age. Victor was born on March 24, 1920, the son of Fred and Katherine (nee: Halliday) and resided on the family farm north of Yorkton. He attended Reaman School where he completed Grade Eight. After finishing his education he worked full time on the family farm. On October 21, 1953 Victor was united in marriage to Merle Nichol of Saltcoats, Saskatchewan. The couple began farming in the Yorkton District and were kept busy farming and raising their three children, Jim, Barb and Merrilyn. Victor retired from farming in 1973 and moved into Yorkton where he was already employed as a guard at the jail. In later years Victor enjoyed socializing and having coffee at the mall. Victor was a member of the Yorkton Gun Club where he spent many hours target practicing. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Victor was an avid coin collector and over the years obtained a very extensive collection. Following the death of his wife in 2000 and sudden passing of his son, James in 2004 he took up residence at the Orkney Villas and has resided there until his recent passing. Victor was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Katherine Edgar; his wife, Merle; his son, James; his two sisters, Eva Dodds and Ivy Haslund; and one brother, Gordon. He leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life, his twin daughters, Merrilyn Lyon and her husband, Adrian and their sons, Scott of Saskatoon and Shaun of Yorkton and Barbara Apps and her husband, Jim and their son, Logan of Good Spirit Acres as well as many other relatives and dear friends.
January 9, 1931 - March 10, 2008
Birthpace: Wynyard District of Saskatchewan
Residence: Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Service: Prayers for the late Stephen Pidkowich, husband of Irene Pidkowich, will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home with the reading of the rosary taking place at 6:30pm. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be sung on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.
Memorial Donations: Friends so wishing may make donations in Stephen’s name to the St. Mary’s Ukranian Catholic Building Fund or to the Wallace House-Yorkton and District Nursing Home as tokens of remembrance.
PIDKOWICH - Stephen Pidkowich, beloved husband of Irene Pidkowich of Yorkton, passed away at the age of 77 on Monday, March 10, 2008 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Stephen was born to Stefan and Katherine (Kachur) Pidkowich on January 9, 1931 on their homestead -Sec.18, Tp30, Rge 15, W2nd, Krasne (Wynard District), Saskatchewan. Following the death of his parents, he and his siblings, Peter and Helen lived with his older sister Mary and her husband John B. Kachur. Stephen attended school at Halicz, East Lynn, Wynyard High School, and finally St. Joseph’s College in Yorkton. Stephen was a school supervisor, teaching at Round Hills for one year and then at Evelyn for one year. He then travelled to Chicago, Illinois where he trained and obtained certification as a refrigeration technician. After a short stint at Ashdown’s in Regina, Stephen moved to Weyburn to train as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse. His career took him to Essondale Provincial Mental Hospital in BC, to the Provincial Mental Hospital in Ponoka, Alberta and then to the Yorkton Psychiatric Centre where he was employed until he took disability leave in 1985. It was during his time in Ponoka that he met his wife, Irene Fox. They were married on October 12, 1963 and moved to Yorkton in February of 1964. Stephen and Irene had four children, Barbara, Angela, Allison and Mark. Stephen was a quiet and caring man, and his life was centered around his Saviour Jesus Christ and his family. His children, and later grandchildren, gave him great joy. Stephen was a farmer at heart, and as a young man would spend his holidays helping his brother-in-law, John , with seeding and harvest. When his health permitted, his favorite pastime was gardening. Planning would begin in January, and once spring arrived, he would be out in the garden as much as possible. When he wasn’t gardening, Stephen kept himself busy with Ukranian Easter egg painting, leatherwork, rug hooking, selling Knights of Columbus raffle tickets, and various other projects. He also enjoyed cooking and baking. As noted by one grandchild, “Grandpa was a good cooker”. Stephen was predeceased by his sister, Anne (in infancy); twin sister, Stephania (1931); his Mother (1934); his Father (1941); half brother, David Pidwick (1960); brother-in-law, John B. Kachur (1989); stepfather-in-law, Steve Jancsek (1990);father-in-law, Joseph Fox (1990); mother-in-law, Dorothy Jancsek (1994); sister, Mary Kachur (1995); nephew, Allen Kachur (1997); sister-in-law, Victoria Pidwick (2002); and his brother-in-law, Ken Cameron (2006). Stephen leaves to mourn his wife, Irene; daughters, Barbara Pidkowich (Terry Perreault), Angela Pidkowich, Allison Kapp (David); son, Mark Pidkowich (Maryam Moghaddas); grandchildren Brandon and Danielle Prevost and Mercury and Lincoln Kapp; step-grandchildren, John and Ed Kapp; his brother, Peter Pidkowich (Mary); his sister, Helen Tkachyk (Walter);sister-in-law, Lois Cameron; niece, Gift Kachur, and many other aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.