Marjorie "Marge" Jane Vickers
May 2 , 1913 - March 25 , 2008
Birthpace: Bredenbury, SK
Residence: Saltcoats, SK
Service: Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 from Knox United Church in Bredenbury, Saskatchewan with Reverend Walter Farquharson and Reverend Chang Lee officiating. The organist, Lorne Neal, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, “In the Bulb There is a Flower”, “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”, “In The Garden”, “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” and “Just As I Am”. The Knox United Church Choir and Friends Anthem was “Beyond The Sunset”. The interment followed in the Bredenbury Town Cemetery with Brian McLaren, Brad McLaren, Allan Mann, Dean Mann, Chad Vickers and Brett Demaer serving as casket bearers.
Memorial Donations: Memorial donations may be made in Marge’s memory to Knox United Church or to the Lakeside Manor Care Home as tokens of remembrance.
Marge, the oldest daughter of a family of eight, was born on May 2, 1913 to James and Agnes Bridgewater. She was the first baby born in Bredenbury after it officially became a town on May 1, 1913. She quit school at the age of 14 to help look after her brother, Raymond who had been stricken with polio. She met the love of her life, Roy Vickers on November 29, 1931 and they were married 4 years later on November 24, 1935. Their first daughter, Rae was born on May 21, 1939, then Shirley on June 3, 1944 and their only son Norman on April 8, 1946. Marge worked in the telephone office for 13 years and then again a few years later until the dial system came in. After that she took in boarders to supplement their income. She lived in Bredenbury for 93 years and was involved in many organizations including the busy Bees, the Church Board, the U.C.W. and the Hall Committee where she was awarded a life membership. She also sang in the United Church choir from 1939- 2005. Square dancing, curling and dancing to old time music were some of her favorite pastimes. Playing cards was a must when relatives came to visit and then to Mings for supper. Scrabble and tile rummy were also played when there weren’t enough people to play cards, but on Monday nights, bingo took top priority over everything else. Flowers were also her pride and joy. Every window sill in the house was covered with beautiful flowering plants. She also spent many hours watching the birds, especially the robins with their babies. July meant it was berry picking time so out to the McLaren farm she would go to pick raspberries, accompanied by her little dog “Mickey”. Each year was rounded off with the baking of her famous Christmas pudding. After breaking her hip in January of 2007, she became a temporary resident of the Lutheran Home in Melville. In April she was moved to Lakeside Manor Care Home in Saltcoats where she resided until her passing on Tuesday, March 25, with her family by her side. Marge was predeceased by her parents, husband, Roy, great granddaughter, Cassandra Mann and three brothers, Clarence (age nine), Henry and Raymond Bridgewater; sisters-in-law, Agnes and Joy Bridgewater. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory a son, Norman (Irene) Vickers of Regina; daughters, Rae (Bev) McLaren of Saltcoats and Shirley (Ed ) Mann of Regina; brother, James (Lucille) Bridgewater of Yorkton, Sk., sisters, Irene (Ernie) Nelson of Athabasca, AB., Veryl Middleton of Vancouver, BC., Audrey Bridgewater of Calgary, AB.; grandchildren, Cindy (Jason) Demaer of Brandon, MB., Brian (Connie) McLaren of Saskatoon,Sk, Brad (Marilyn) McLaren of Yorkton, Sk., Allan (Lisa) Mann of Drumheller, AB., Dean (Karen) Mann of Regina, Sk., Lori (Jim) Henderson of Regina, Sk., Tara (Derek) Fisher of Regina, Sk., Chad (Kim) Vickers of Regina, Sk.; great grandchildren, Susan Sunde of Regina, Sk., Craig, Brett and Shanna Demaer of Brandon, MB., Torrey and Shayla McLaren of Saskatoon, Sk. And Braxton McLaren of Yorkton, Sk, Eric, William and Alexandria Mann of Drumheller, AB., Jordan and Matthew Mann of Regina, Sk., Jay Henderson of Regina, Sk., Jessica and Ashley Fisher of Regina, Sk. And Kadence, Carys and Mataya Vickers of Regina, Sk. She is also survived by brother-in-law, Raymond Vickers of Kelowna, BC.; sisters-in-law, Irene Vickers of Calgary, AB., Reta Wilds of Kamloops, BC., Edith Heieie of Winnipeg, MB., Ollie (George) Morrison of Calgary, AB., Audrey (Raymond) Bridgewater of Edmonton, AB., as well as numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 from Knox United Church in Bredenbury, Saskatchewan with Reverend Walter Farquharson and Reverend Chang Lee officiating. The organist, Lorne Neal, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, “In the Bulb There is a Flower”, “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”, “In The Garden”, “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” and “Just As I Am”. The Knox United Church Choir and Friends Anthem was “Beyond The Sunset”. The interment followed in the Bredenbury Town Cemetery with Brian McLaren, Brad McLaren, Allan Mann, Dean Mann, Chad Vickers and Brett Demaer serving as casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Christie’s Funeral Home & Crematorium, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
November 28 , 1929 - April 4 , 2008
Birthpace: Wroxton District of Saskatchewan
Residence: Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Service: Funeral Services for the late Fedor Malayny of Yorkton will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home in Yorkton. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.
Memorial Donations: Friends so wishing may make donations in Fedor’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Saskatchewan Heart & Stroke Foundation as tokens of remembrance.
Mr. Fedor Malayny of Yorkton and formerly of the Wroxton district passed away at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on April 4, 2008. He was 78 years of age. Fedor was born November 28, 1929 at the homestead farm near Wroxton to parents Steve and Irene Malayny and grew up on the family farm. He continued to farm operating mostly a grain and cattle operation until his retirement in 1982 when he would move to Yorkton to live with his brother Anton and sister Mary. Fedor was predeceased by his father Steve in 1981 and mother, Irene (nee: Lushney) in 1984; sisters-in-law, Nellie and Mary and brothers-in-law, Walter and Mike. He leaves to celebrate his life his surviving brothers and sisters, Anton and Philip of Yorkton, SK, Elie of Edmonton, AB, Anne Obriek of Garson, MB, Nettie Mosiuk of Kamsack and Mary Malayny of Yorkton, SK, numerous nieces and nephews.
James Philip Duff
October 3 , 1999 - April 6 , 2008
Birthpace: Beaverdale District of SK
Residence: Yorkton, SK
Service: Visitation for the late James Duff of Yorkton and formerly of Beaverdale will be held Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at the Melville Baptist Church, Melville. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from Melville Baptist Church. Interment to follow in the Theodore Cemetery.
Memorial Donations: Memorial donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the Saskatchewan Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Melville Baptist Church Memorial Fund as tokens of remembrance.
It is with sadness that the family of James Philip Duff announce his passing on Sunday, April 6, 2008 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 69 years of age. A long time respected farmer in the Beaverdale district, James or Jimmy, as he was known to friends and family, was born on October 3, 1939, the fourth child born to Philip and Marie (nee Eckhart) Duff in the Beaverdale district. He was raised mostly in Beaverdale except for a few years the family spent in Willowbrook. As a teen, Jimmy went to work for various farmers around Saskatchewan spending time in the communities of Melville, Indian Head, Herschel and Zealandia. In 1962, Jimmy was called home to manage the family farm and take care of his parents and three younger siblings and he remained on the home farm ever since. He was united in marriage to Ruby Adamson in 1965 and together they have raised nine children, some of whom also farm in the Beaverdale district. Jimmy was predeceased by his mother, Marie Duff in 1982; his father, Philip Duff in 1998; brother, Leon Duff in 1964; sister, Elsie McManus in 1982; brothers-in-law, Garth Lang in 1998, Steve Meszaros in 2004, Nicholas Derow in 2002 and Francis Adamson; two nephews, George McManus in 1972 and Armand Christopherson in 2005 as well as Ruby’s parents, Harry Adamson in 1993 and Jesse (nee Skea) Adamson in 1990. Jimmy leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his loving wife, Ruby and their children: Adam (Julie) Duff and their children, Nathan, Tyrel, Joshua, David and Naomi; Rosemarie (Rob) Nye and their children, Stacie, Levi and Sarah; Albert (Delphine) Duff; Andrew (Victoria) Duff and their children, Emily, Jeremiah, Angela and Elizabeth; Aaron Duff; Ashley Duff, Rebekah (Barry) Motz and their children, Mitchell and Colton; Abednego “Ben” and Abraham Duff. Jimmy is also survived by his sisters, Louise Meszaros, Joyce (Ernie) Heller, Irene (Arnold) Christopherson, Marjorie Stamm, and Betty (companion, Craig Gibbs); brother, Tom (Archella) Duff; brother-in-law, James McManus; sisters-in-law, Bernice Duff and Mavis Ulansky as well as one surviving aunt, Olga Duff and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends.
Ronald Addison White
March 11 , 1931 - April 3 , 2008
Birthpace: New Castle, NB
Residence: Yorkton, SK
Service: A Visitation for family and friends of the late Ronald Addison White, husband of Jean White of Yorkton, will be held on Thursday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday at 10:00 a.m. from Holy Trinity Anglican church in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. A Memorial Service will also be held on Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the R.C.M.P. Chapel in Regina, Saskatchewan. The interment will follow in the RCMP columbarium, Regina, Saskatchewan.
Memorial Donations: Friends so wishing may make donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the charity of their choice as tokens of remembrance.
Ronald Addison White was born on March 11, 1931 in Newcastle, New Brunswick. He was the first son born to William Addison and Gladys May White. He passed away suddenly on April 3, 2008 with his wife Jean by his side in Grande Prairie, Alberta. As a child, Ron was involved in music, Scouts, and Air Cadets. He loved to play all sports and he was a very good basketball player. He loved to play ice hockey on the pond. He was also a good hunter and fisher and he loved animals. Ron formed a band when he was 15 years old and played the trumpet in this band. The band was called the Teenage Orchestra and they played at various functions. When Ron was in grade 10, he left school to be a truck driver hauling pulp. After a few months of truck driving, he returned to school to complete his education at Harkins High School in Newcastle, New Brunswick. He was a very smart student as he graduated with Honors and he never had to open a book. On October 6, 1949, Ron was 18 years old and he boarded the train to Rockcliffe, Ottawa to join the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He spent six months in Ottawa and then went to depot in Regina for another six months. Ron’s first posting with the RCMP was with the band playing the trumpet. After that he was posted at Regina Town Station as a Constable. It was during this time period that he met Jean Ostafichuk. Jean was employed as a nurse at the Regina General Hospital and Ron was a patient of hers. In the spring of 1953, Ron was posted Aklavik, NWT. Jean followed him there a few months later and started work at the All Saints Hospital. On March 12, 1955 Ron and Jean were united in marriage. Their first son Roland William White was born on August 9, 1956. From Aklavik, the family moved to Fort Good Hope, NWT. On October 20, 1957 their second son Wayne Addison White was born. In 1958 the family moved to Sydney, Nova Scotia other wise known as Cape Breton. In 1961, Ron was promoted to corporal and the family moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1965, Ron was transferred to The Pas, Manitoba. On January 20, 1966 Ron and Jean had their third son Curtis Bruce White. Their fourth child, daughter Janice Elizabeth Mae White was born shortly after that on October 24, 1967. Ron received his second promotion to Sergeant in 1968 and the family transferred to Norway House, Manitoba. A year later, Ron was again promoted to Staff Sergeant and they moved back to The Pas, Manitoba. In 1972 Ron was transferred to Winnipeg, Manitoba and it was during this posting that he received his promotion to Inspector. During his posting in Winnipeg, Ron acquired the nickname “D9” as he was known to get the job done no matter what. In 1977, Ron received his last posting to Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Here he assumed the duties of Officer in Charge of Yorkton subdivision. On October 6, 1984, Ron retired from the RCMP after 35 years of service. Ron and Jean have since remained living in Yorkton. Even in his retirement, Dad kept busy. He participated on various Board positions such Anglican Church Council, SGI, and recently Burgess Beach. He also took up farming and worked with the Lutz family from the Yorkton area. He was a regular member at Deer Park Golf Course. He also was a Mason and Shriner. He loved music and played the organ and accordion. He loved to sing and sang occasionally with the Holy Trinity Anglican Choir. He sings a booming bass of course. Ron loved to laugh and always had a story to tell. He had many friends to visit with. Ron loved to play cards and scrabble and he looked forward to his daily crib game with his friends. He kept active by walking in the mornings. He loved to shop at Superstore. He also loved to go fishing, hunting, camping, boating, curling, gardening, and bird watching and feeding. Ron loved his family dearly. His wife, four children, two daughters-in-law, one son-in- law, and six grandchildren were all very special to him. He was very active in the lives of his children growing up. He coached hockey from the Pee Wee to Midget levels. Even to this day, kids that Ron coached refer to him affectionately as “Coach”. He was a proud Grandpa watching the grandchildren play their sports and shared in their successes and their childhood. He gave out loonies for goals to Dwayne, Courtney, Jared, Kayla, and Gracen. Gracen gave him the name the Ice Cream King as he always bought the children ice cream. Dwayne and Courtney affectionately called him “Grumpa”. Jared and Kayla called him Puppa and Grandpa. All the grandchildren looked forward to and loved their visits with Grandpa Ron. Ron will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all. Ron was predeceased by his father, William Addison White and his brother, Stephen White. Ron leaves to mourn him his mother, Gladys May White, his loving wife, Jean of Yorkton, SK, his four children, Roland White of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Wayne(Jacquie) White and their children, Dwayne and Courtney of Oak Bluff, MB, Curtis (Sharla) and their children, Gracen and Breanna of Meadow Lake, SK, and Janice(Larry) and their children, Jared and Kayla of Sherwood Park, AB. He is also survived by his sister, June Van Dine Arden of Yellowknife, NWT, Helen Nevin of Hamilton, ON, Melissa Anderson of Miramichi, NB, Alberta Rudolf of Delta, BC, Lynn (Brian) Walker, of Sault Ste. Marie, ON, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. Rest in Peace, Ron, you will remain in our hearts forever.
Leta "Audrey" South
May 22 , 1919 - April 9 , 2008
Birthpace: Heschel, SK
Residence: Yorkton, SK
Service: A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 15,2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, 815 Assiniboine Avenue East, Regina, SK
SOUTH - Audrey (nee Buck) passed away peacefully on April 7, 2008 in Yorkton, SK in her 88th year. Audrey was predeceased by her husband, Phil in 1988, and her parents. Audrey is survived by her son, Jim (Kim) South; three grandsons, Regan (Charlotte), Morgan and Owen; one granddaughter, Carly Patryluk; and one great grandson, Jaxson South. Born May 22, 1919 in Herschel, Saskatchewan, Audrey lived most of her life in Regina as a homemaker whose activities and interests included bridge, golf and curling. She moved to Yorkton to be closer to family in 2003.
Mary Kathleen Silzer
April 21, 1922 - April 6, 2008
Birthpace: Yorkton, SK
Residence: Yorkton, SK
Service: A Prayer Vigil Service for the late Mary Silzer of Yorkton will be held on Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 7:00pm from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 14, 2008 at 10:30am from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church. The Interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.
Memorial Donations: Friends so wishing may make donations in Mary’s name to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the St. Gerard’s Church Building Fund as tokens of remembrance.
April 14 , 1922 - June 28 , 2008
Birthplace: Jedburgh, SK
Residence: Yorkton, SK
Service: Funeral Services were held on Thursday, July 3, 2008 from St. Andrew’s United Church in Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Reverend Faye Greer officiating. The organist, Mrs. Shani Apland, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, “The King of Love, My Shepherd Is” and “All The Way My Saviour Leads Me”. Victoria’s granddaughter, Emily Ostapovich played a violin solo in memory of her “Gram”. The cremation committal service was held on Friday, July 4, 2008 from the Yorkton City Cemetery with Reverend Faye Greer officiating.
Memorial Donations: Friends so wishing may make donations in Vicky's name to the Alzheimer's Association of Saskatchewan as tokens of remembrance.
Mrs. Victoria Lee died peacefully at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home on Saturday, June 28, 2008. She was 86 years of age. Predeceased by parents, John and Mary Kruda, first husband, John Ostapovich, son, Kenneth W. Ostapovich and second husband, Norm R. Lee; brothers, Joseph, Nick and Rudy Kruda. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Lillian Benning (Rex) of Saskatoon, Sk. And by her sons, William (Wendy) of Courtenay, B.C. and Brian (Brenda) of Victoria, BC and grandchildren, Lenkyn Jon Ostapovich of Vancouver, BC, Nicole Starr and Tyler Brock Ostapovich of Victoria, BC and Emily Victoria Ostapovich of Courtenay, BC. Victoria was born in Jedburgh, Sk district on April 14, 1922 and raised and schooled in Jedburgh and Yorkton. She later trained for Nursing at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, and graduated in 1944. She nursing in Yorkton until her retirement in 1982. She enjoyed gardening and all that grew in her yard, golfing, fished when the opportunity arose and especially loved the trips to visit family. She will be forever loved and remembered. A special thank you to Ed and Luba Magis for all the extra special times you gave to mother.