HELEN LOREEN ROUNDY (nee Parker)
Helen passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2013, after a battle with lymphoma.
She was born April 7, 1925 in Regina to Howard and Gertrude (nee Weiss) Parker, their second child.
She attended Lakeview School where she was greatly influenced by her Grade 4 teacher, Ms. Marion McVeety.
Helen graduated from Central High School after serving as the first female ever elected there as Athletic Director.
After taking Office studies, Helen started work at Saskatchewan Government Insurance in Regina where she soon moved up to the Executive offices, serving as the president’s secretary for the duration of her career.
Being a career girl in those days wasn’t generally accepted, and her husband said at the time, “YOU tell her to not work!” She was particularly proud of her creation of an SGI 35th Anniversary Cookbook.
She and the love of her life, Shelley, were married in 1948 in Regina.
Their only daughter, Cheryl, was born in 1958.
Helen spent many years supporting Cheryl with her competitive figure skating endeavors including sacrificing her summer holidays for seven years accompanying Cheryl to summer skating schools in such locations as Calgary, Saskatoon, and Vancouver.
Helen had a particular devotion to women’s softball as a player, manager, coach and booster.
Her softball team, the Regina Govins 1954 Women’s Softball Team, was inducted into the Regina Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
She managed and later coached the SGI Women’s softball team for over three decades.
She lobbied City Hall to create what is now the Douglas Park Ladies Softball Park.
Upon retirement, Helen took up golf at the Murray Golf Club, curling at the Tartan Curling club, and became a major fan to her grandchildren’s many sports activities.
In her later years she loved to lunch with her softball, curling, golf and SGI friends as well as spending countless hours on the phone with her sister-in-law, Gwen, critiquing the Blue Jays or any curling on television.
Helen was a consummate hostess and was deaf to any refusals to eat from her guests.
Until this past year, Helen celebrated New Year’s Eve with the same group of friends for over 40 years.
Predeceased by her parents, Gertrude (nee Weiss) and Howard Parker; her husband Sheldon “Shelley” Roundy; her brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Vera Parker; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gwendolyn and Les Joorisity; nephew Wayne (Georgia) Joorisity; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Letitia and Port Roundy.
She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Roundy and son-in-law Robert Jones and their children Brett, Chelsea and Scott Jones; her nephews Barry Parker, Brian Parker and families; her nieces Lynn (John) Dohie and Gayle Megson and their families; and Georgia Joorisity and family.
Special thank you to her cherished neighbors, Bill and Shirley Patterson; to Ross Larden of Palliative Care; to Sonia Bremner and staff of Wascana Heights House Personal Care Home; and to the many friends and family who visited, called and sent notes to Helen during her illness.
Funeral Service will be held at Lakeview United Church, 3200 McCallum Avenue, Regina, SK on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and very special Uncle, Martin Zver, on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the age of 86 years.
Martin was born on October 26, 1925 in Lipa, Slovenia.
He was predeceased by his parents, Stefan and Ana Zver; brothers, Franc of Australia, Stefan of France and Josef and Janez of Slovenia.
Martin is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Alojzija “Louise”; son Frank (Janice) Zver; daughters, Erica (Don) Fletcher and Joanna Zver (Jason); and his five grandchildren, Lisa, Aimee, Michelle and Jeremy Zver, and Allison Fletcher, all of Regina.
Martin is also survived by his sister Ana Vucko of Slovenia; sister-in-law Rosa Lulik of Regina; and very special nieces and nephew Irene Lulik (Denny) of Chilliwack, BC, Emil (Debbie) Lulik of Regina and Maria (Frank) Stemberger of Vegreville AB; as well as many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly in Slovenia, France and Australia.
Dad missed his family in Slovenia and always wished to go back and visit again, but in his later years, he chose not to travel.
Instead, he enjoyed being at home visiting with family and friends, especially with his grandchildren, he had a very special bond with each one.
The last few years Dad enjoyed participating in many of the programs offered by the Core Ritchie Community Centre.
Many thanks from the family go out to the staff at the community centre for keeping both Dad and Mom active in various programs and taking good care of them! Dad made lifelong friends that he treasured, who will miss his friendship and humour.
He always placed family first, and helped out anyone whenever asked.
Martin/Dad/Grandpa will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Prayers will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be held at Little Flower R.C. Church, 420 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Barry Anwender celebrant.
Friends and family so wishing may make donations to the Lung Association of Saskatchewan, 1231 8th Street East, Saskatoon, SK, S7H 0S5 and/or the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, 204 – 3775 Pasqua Street, Regina, SK, S4S 6W8.
KELLY ARTHUR JAMES PARISIEN
It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic and accidental passing of our son, Kelly on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 while vacationing in BC.
He was predeceased by his grandfathers, James Parisien and Arthur Pekrul.
Kelly will be forever remembered with love by his parents Carol and Trevor; and older brother Scott (Britney).
Kelly is also survived by his grandmothers, Marlene Parisien and Pearl Pekrul; aunts and uncles, Brent Parisien (Rhonda), Dana Parisien, Kevin (Amanda) Parisien, Steven (Azalea) Parisien, Clayton (Kim) Parisien, Dale Pekrul, Dianne Ritter, Brian (Gwen) Pekrul, Kathy (Ed) Serbu; and numerous cousins and close friends.
Trevor, Carol and Scott wish for everyone to come and celebrate Kelly’s life at Holy Family R.C. Church, 1021 McCarthy Blvd. North, Regina, SK on Monday, July 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Brad Fahlman presiding.
Flowers gratefully declined.
Donations may be made to the Kelly Parisien Scholarship Fund, CIBC Normanview Branch.
JOHN “GORDON” POPESCUL
February 9, 1937 - September 16, 2012
Gordon passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 16, 2012 with his family by his side.
He is survived by his children Cindy (Ray Gilewicz) children Adam, Laura and Grace; Dawn (Lindsay Tolley) children Nigel and Nika; Della (Wayne Melle); John; Jennie; and their mother Patricia.
Gordon also leaves his sisters Lee, Pearl, Doddie, Gloria, Cec, Marlene; and brother Bill.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Jennie Popescul and siblings Muriel, Peter, Jeanette, and Marjorie.
Gordon spent most of his life farming at Kayville until his health declined in 2009 and he moved to Regina.
His passion for farming was obvious in the crops he grew and his stewardship of the land.
He loved nature, fishing, hockey, shooting gophers, collecting guns and checking crops.
Gordon loved when family and friends came to visit – showing them around the farm and offering them treats.
He was an early riser, hard worker, resourceful, could fix anything, and never gave up.
Gordon was a kind and caring man with a calm and gentle nature.
He had a strong faith and for many years was the cantor in the Romanian Orthodox Church in Kayville.
The family would especially like to thank all the caring and compassionate staff at Selo Gardens care home, which was his home for the past two years.
The family would also like to thank the staff at Pasqua Hospital Unit 3B for their care and comfort in Gordon’s last days.
Prayers will be held at St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church, 1770 St. John Street, Regina, SK on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Father John Maerean officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memoriam may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, 301 – 2550 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, S4P 3X1.
WILLIAM WALLACE MATLOCK
Bill passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at the age of 95.
He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Reg; parents, Henry and Margaret and brothers, Walter and Mike.
Bill is survived by his daughters, Shirley (Gary) Stinson, Joan (Dennis) Agopsowicz, Geraldine (Ed) Antonini; son Terry (Cathy); grandchildren, Ryan (Karrie), Rhea (Chris) Mathies, Rhett (Amanda), Darren (Chelsey), Riley (Kristin), Holly (Jamie) Gustafson, Heather, Brett (Laura) and Jesse; and eleven great-grandchildren, Eddie, Mia, Lui, Ellie and Beata, Maddix, Kazden and Atley, Joshua and Matthew, Lydia, Braysen.
Also left to mourn are Bill’s sisters, Anne and Mary and brother John; and by many in-laws, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Bill was born on January 31, 1916.
On April 26, 1947 he married Reg and they farmed in the Lumsden District until their retirement.
Bill loved his garden and woodworking and was a lifetime member of the Lumsden Lion’s Club.
He was the #1 hockey and baseball fan of his grandsons and you could always find him in the summer parked at his favorite spot at the park watching a ball game or at the rink in the winter in his dedicated chair cheering on his boys.
Funeral Mass will be held at the Lumsden Community Hall, Lumsden, SK on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Anthony Gonsalves presiding.
A private family interment will take place in Lumsden Cemetery.
Flowers gratefully declined.
Friends so wishing may make donations, in memoriam, to St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church Parish, Lumsden, SK, S0G 3C0 or to a charity of choice.