Shirley Adeline Shindle
September 30, 1932 - September 20, 2008
Birthplace: Hamiota, MB
Residence: Springside, SK
Service: A Service of Comfort will take place on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. from the Springside Baptist Church. Funeral services will take place on Friday, September 26, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Springside Baptist Church. The interment will follow in the Springside Town Cemetery.
Memorial Donations: Friends so wishing may make donations in Shirley's name to the Good Spirit Bible Camp for use in a new kitchen project as tokens of remembrance.
Shirley Adeline Shindle was born at Grandma Johnson’s home in Arrow River, Manitoba on September 30, 1932 to parents, David and Millie Wilson. She grew up in Newdale, MB where she received her education and in her eleventh year went on to Caronport Bible School to complete a year there. At an early age she accepted the Lord as her Saviour and the church and church family became and stayed very important in her life. A move to Yorkton saw Shirley employed in a Bakery and as a book keeper but she soon met Herb Shindle through some friends and on June 27, 1953 they were married. Shirley loved farming with her husband on the Shindle family farm and God blessed them with three children. Shirley moved off the farm following Herb’s passing in 1999. She enjoyed trips back to the farm, helping Gordon, driving truck or tractor, opening gates when hauling hay or just spending the day fencing. The day would be filled with fresh buns and soup, as Shirley also loved to cook, especially for her family. They will remember many meals at Thanksgiving, Christmas or simply Cinnamon buns for the grandchildren. Campers at Good Spirit Bible Camp will also remember many meals prepared with love and comfort. Shirley spent many hours in the garden growing vegetables, which she gladly shared, and tending her flowers brought comfort and accomplishment. She quilted, tatted and enjoyed sewing as well. A visit to Alberta to see Shelly often involved shopping for new quilt material, a trip to the greenhouse, new clothes or groceries to try a new recipe. She enjoyed gardening with Sharon and sharing a meal with her family. She was always interested in what was happening with the grandchildren and treasured time spent with them. Shirley will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by her family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents and husband, Herb. She leaves to mourn her passing and celebrate her life a son, Gordon (Cheryl), and two daughters, Sharon (Royal) Breitkreuz and Shelly (Kent) Moore; grandchildren, Kristin and Justin Keller, Jamie Breitkreuz, Kent and Megan Shindle, Garth Breitkreuz, Kelsie Shindle and Michelle Breitkreuz; one very special great grandchild, Brynn. She is also survived by brothers, Earl Wilson and Vern (Louise) Wilson; nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
Wilfred Stephen Kovalench
January 3, 1949 - September 24, 2008
Birthplace: Yorkton, SK
Residence: Theodore, SK
Service: A Service of Comfort will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2008 from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home, Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Memorial Donations: Friends so wishing may make donations in Wilf's name to the Yorkton Regional Health Centre for use in Palliative Care.
Wilfred Stephen Kovalench was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan on January 3rd, 1949 to Steve and Pearl Kovalench. He grew up on a farm with his sister, Carol. He went to school at Crewkerne and left for Yellowknife, Northwest Territories at the age of 16. After working with his uncle Jack Kavanaugh for a time, Wilf returned south and began working in a mine in Thompson MB. Wilf married Sharon Quinton on May 22, 1971 in Theodore, SK. They returned to Thompson, MB where their first daughter, Shelly, was born in 1973. That same spring they purchased a farm in Saskatchewan and returned to farming. In 1976 their second daughter Tracy was born in Yorkton, SK. In 1978 Wilf packed his family into the “Green Machine”, a single-cab pick-up truck and drove 18 hours north up to Yellowknife, NWT. For 21 years Wilf and Sharon worked and raised their family in the great white north. Wilf worked for his brother-in-law, Dan Wasylkiw at Kavanaugh Bros and owned a taxi service on the side. He was also successful in real estate. He loved the North and after retiring to Theodore in 1999, he was often heard saying “If I was 30 years younger, I wouldn’t even pack a bag, I would just go (back up North).” Wilf spent his retirement years working and studying the stock market. He loved fishing and 4-wheeling with his friends and Wrigley the wonder dog. Photography had also become a passion. He often sat motionless for hours waiting for that perfect hummingbird picture. In 2004, Wilf was blessed with a son, Stephane. Wilf was predeceased by his father, Steve in 1985 and his brothers-in-law, Dan Wasylkiw and Allan Westerhaug in 2008. He is survived and forever in the memories of his beloved wife, Sharon, his daughters, Shelly Johnson (Jo) and Tracy Kovalench (Simon) and his son, Stephane Normandin-Kovalench; his grandchildren, Hayley, Joshua, Maija and Sage; his mother, Pearl and his sister, Carol; his sisters-in-law, Shirley Westerhaug and Glenda Kitzan (Merv); nieces, Tasha Bergman (Peter and their son, Nate), Tanis Ferguson (Ryan), Danielle Kitzan (Chris), Krista Kitzan, and Karla Kitzan and nephew, Blaine Wasylkiw (Kara and sons, Ben and Liam). Last but not least, Wilf Kovalench will remain in the heart of his buddy, Wrigley.
Lloyd Randolf Brass
March 5, 1944 - September 25, 2008
Birthplace: Kamsack, SK
Residence: Cote First Nation, SK
Service: The wake will commence on Monday, September 29, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. from the Keeseekoose First Nation Cultural Hall. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. from the Keeseekoose First Nation Band Hall. the interment will follow in the Keeseekoose First Nations Cemetery.
Lloyd Randolf Brass “Kamanichiket” (he who dresses well) was welcomed into the spirit world at the age of 64 on September 25, 2008 in the ICU of the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by a son, Leslie; two daughters, Hazel and Loriann; mother and step father Pauline and Joseph Pelly; father, Wilfred Brass; brothers, Joseph Jr. and Leonard Ketchemonia; sister, Winnifred Cote; grandparents, Ada and George Brass and Nellie and Roy Musqua and adopted mother, Isabel McNabb. He leaves the legacy of his life teachings and values to his best friend and beloved wife of 37 years, Corrine (nee: Cadotte); his children, Joseph (Rhoda), Stacy, Mark, Karen and Jaclyn. His pride and joy of his life, his grandchildren, Joseph (Ashley), Craigie (Tiffany) , Tyrell (Juanita), Talia, Laura, Miranda, Samara, Kelsa, Landon, Koben, Xavier, Jasmine, Zena, Loriann, Gavin and his beloved, Evander. He was extremely proud of his great-grandchildren, Brielle, Tasia and baby, Joseph. He is also survived by his loving siblings, Arnold (Sherry), Sharon (Ross), Stella (Vincent) and Lawrence of Cote First Nation, Linda (Eric) Landrie of Edmonton; Margaret, Judy, Donna and Terry Pelly of Saskatoon; Josphine Pelly of Calgary. He will also be remembered by his in-laws; Howard (Cheryl) Cadotte, Herman (Grace) Mentuck, Stan (Delores) Severight and Delphine Cadotte. There are so many relatives to mention; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews who he held dear to his heart. He also had numerous friends throughout the country. Lloyd’s career as a politician had taken him into the heart of Indian Country and around the world. His knowledge on the true spirit and intent of treaties had taken him to Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and across Canada. He was one of the founding elders of Wanuskewin Heritage Park in Saskatoon. His traditional teachings and values earned him a role as a respected elder in the traditional realm. Lloyd based his life on the saying, “Always have a good mind”. He actively promoted sports with the youth and coached hockey all his life. He saw the importance of education for his people to survive and his legacy and teachings will continue to live on in the lives of those whom he touched. “ KISEWANIM KIWAPAMIN MINAWA”
Helen Russell McCutcheon
October 31, 1919 - September 8, 2009
Birthplace: Saskatoon, SK
Residence: Fort Qu'Appelle, SK
Service: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2009 from St. Andrew's United Church in Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan.
Memorial Donations: Friends so wishing may make a donation in Helen's memory to a charity of their choice.
Helen Russell McCutcheon (née Stewart), recently of Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, passed away at the All Nations' Healing Hospital, on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at the age of 89 years. Helen was predeceased by her parents, James and Elizabeth Stewart, and by her brothers, Ross and Willard. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Clark ; daughter, Nancy Fraser (Wally) of Winnipeg; sons, John (Sandra) of Big River, and Allan (Elaine) of Melville; grandchildren, Graham Davison (Shannon) of Winnipeg, Trevor Davison of Vancouver, Jason McCutcheon (Raylene) of Penhold, Kayla McCutcheon of Saskatoon, and Jesse McCutcheon of Melville; great-grandchildren Kiera and Rowan Davison of Winnipeg and Drayton McCutcheon of Penhold; brother Rodge Stewart of Toronto; sister Edna Forsyth (Keith) of Saskatoon, sisters-in-law Marg Stewart of Toronto and Chris Stewart of Brewster, Ma; many nieces and nephews, and life-long friend Betty Barlow of Davidson. Helen was born on October 31, 1919, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where she and her four siblings were raised. After attending Nutana Collegiate in Saskatoon, Helen worked as a bookkeeper for Butler Byers Insurance. On April 21st, 1945, Helen married William Clark McCutcheon, a newly ordained United Church minister. Their first calling was to Liberty, near the western shore of Last Mountain Lake. It was an exciting time to be in the community with war veterans returning, great optimism for the future, and starting a new married life and family. Helen was heavily involved in church activities, loved curling, and developed a lifelong passion for sailing. Helen and Clark built one of the first sailboats in Saskatchewan, with Helen sewing the original sails. In 1951, Helen and family moved to Radisson, and built their first cottage at Little Jumbo, near Loon Lake. Their third child was born while they lived in Radisson. In 1956, the north beckoned, and Helen and family moved to Meadow Lake, where Helen’s love for nature and adventure blossomed. Helen loved her time spent at 'the lake’, which soon became Greig Lake, in Meadow Lake Provincial park. Helen and Clark were instrumental in starting a sailing club in Meadow Lake, and met many wonderful friends through their sailing experiences, and their time at the lake. Helen continued her busy life as a minister's wife, and was heavily involved in many church groups and activities. In 1964, Helen and Clark moved to Nipawin- still close to the lakes and trees of the north. Helen helped start a sailing camp at the United Church’s Camp Tapawingo at Candle Lake. A small regret was not being able to join one of her teenage sons and his buds for a kayak trip down the Torch River, north of Nipawin- but she was the designated drop off and pickup person. In 1972, Helen and Clark moved to Carnduff, where free from family responsibilities, Helen returned to the workforce. She thoroughly enjoyed working as a secretary for Sask Agriculture and for the local RM administrator, integral parts of small town prairie life, until retiring. After retirement, winters were divided between Carnduff and Victoria, BC, with most summers spent at Greig Lake, although over the years, Helen and Clark enjoyed trips with their children, and later, trips on their own to Europe and the Maritimes. Helen continued her lifelong love of music, which had included playing the piano, (sometimes the organ), helping organize ‘Jeunesses Musicales' concerts, and travelling from Carnduff to Brandon to attend concerts presented by the Winnipeg Symphony. She also loved the time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In 2005, Helen and Clark moved to Saskatoon, and lived at the Primrose Chateau, a seniors’ complex. Their time in Saskatoon was followed by moves to the Balcarres Extended Care Home, and then to Echo Lodge in Fort Qu’Appelle. Helen always had a keen sense of humour, and it was a joy to see her laugh. She was most comfortable relaxing at the lake. She loved to keep abreast of politics and world events- and her views were always tinged with a real sense of compassion for all the members of our 'global village'. She lived out her values of concern for others and for the planet by donating regularly to a long and varied list of cherished charities. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at the St. Andrew’s United Church, Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, with Sharron Bodnaryk officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Christie’s Funeral Home, Yorkton. Thank you to the staff in the Balcarres Extended Care Home, Balcarres Hospital, Echo Lodge, and All Nations' Healing Hospital in Fort Qu’Appelle for the care and attention that Helen has received in her later years. Helen Russell McCutcheon- A life well-lived...
August 13, 1914 - September 8, 2009
Birthplace: Rock Dell District of SK
Residence: Yorkton, SK
Service: Prayers for the late Ann Hull of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home and formerly of Willowbrook, SK will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 7:30 P.M. from the Chapel of Christies Funeral Home. Requiem Devine Liturgy will be held on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. from St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Yorkton memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorial Donations: Friends so wishing may make donations in Ann’s name to the Alzheimers Association as tokens of remembrance.
Mrs. Ann Hull of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, and formerly of Willowbrook, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home at the age of 95 years. Ann was born on August 13, 1914 in the Rock Dell District. After completing her education, Ann helped out on the family farm until her marriage to John Hull in 1943. They made their home in Hamilton, Ontario, returning to Saskatchewan in 1948 to take over the family farm. As a wife and mother, Ann provided guidance and support in all her family’s endeavours. In the summer months, she loved to garden, growing flowers and vegetables. Ann enjoyed the finer talents of sewing, quilting, knitting, etc. in the winter. Ann loved to visit with family and friends over a cup of coffee or a game of cards, but treasured most the time she spent with her grandchildren. Ann was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Pearl (nee Bohach); her husband, John; her son, Joseph (in infancy); brothers, Alex, John, Andrew, Steve, Joe, Sam, Metro, Anton and Harry and her grandson, Ward Flesjer. Ann leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her daughters, Gail (Len) Flesjer of Yorkton, SK and Pat (Darwin) Schwitzer of Springside, SK; her son, David (Evelyn) Hull of Willowbrook, SK; grandchildren, Warren (Trish) Flesjer of Fort St. John, B.C., Michelle Flesjer of Edmonton, AB, Desiree (Mark) Steward of Springside, SK, Jackie (Derek) Kentel of Langenburg, SK, Jonathan Hull and Derek Hull, both of Willowbrook, SK; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Samuel Flesjer of Edmonton, AB, Auston and Davis Steward of Springside, SK, Olivia Flesjer of Fort St. John, BC; sisters, Mary Protz of Yorkton, SK, Nellie Kachmar of Vancouver, BC and Teena Turchak of Chilliwack, BC; brother, Bill of Victoria, B.C.; sisters-in-law, Olga of Regina, SK, Kay of Chilliwack, BC, Tillie of Yorkton, SK and Bernice of Melville, SK; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Harry Edwin Bannow
December 31, 1931 - September 5, 2009
Birthplace: Strasbourg, SK
Residence: Hyas, SK
Service: A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church in Sturgis, Saskatchewan.
Memorial Donations: Friends so wishing may make donations in Harry's memory to the Saskatchewan Cancer Lodge or to the Preeceville Hospital as tokens of remembrance.
Harry Edwin Bannow was born to Mary and Randolf Bannow of Strasbourg, Saskatchewan on Dec. 31, 1931. Harry was the youngest of five children and grew up on the family farm. When he left school, he joined the Ranges & Johnson power crew, building power lines in rural Saskatchewan. However, his lifelong passion was farming. Harry settled on the family farm with his first wife, Jean and their three children; Colleen , Donna and David. In 1979, Harry married his present wife, Edith. They lived and worked on the farm until 1984 when they moved to Regina. Harry continued to farm from Regina while working as a caretaker of an apartment complex. Harry and Edith retired from farming and moved to Hyas in 1993. Harry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He loved nature, the outdoors, the changing of the seasons, hunting, fishing and archery. Harry always had a special place in his heart for farming, and continued to have that interest until his last days. Harry is predeceased by his mother and father; brothers, Henry (and his wife, Olga) and Randolf (and his wife, Kay); his brother-in-law, Leathium Peterson and his step-daughter, Pam Martynuik. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 30 years, Edith Bannow; daughter, Donna (Lloyd) Ross and their children, McKay, Jeannie and Amanda. daughter, Colleen (John) Manuel and their children, Shawn and Caileen; son, David (Tess) Bannow and their children, Edwin, Sharron and Mischel; sister, Mary Peterson; brother, Ramsay (Mary) Bannow; step-daughter, Penny Froh (Kurt Althouse), step-son-in-law, Dwayne Martynuik and his children, Sarah and Emily as well as many other family members and friends.