(January 15, 1927 - Died December 4, 2008)
ROHATYN – Steve (1927 – 2008). Steve Rohatyn, late of Estevan, SK, passed away peacefully at his home in Estevan on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at the age of 81 years. He was born in Taylorton on January 15, 1927 to Peter and Anna Rohatyn. Steve was predeceased by his parents; sister Joan Rohatyn; brothers and sisters-in-law, Marion (Victoria), Larry (Carol) and Michael; son-in-law Roland Morine; daughter-in-law Sandra Rohatyn and numerous in-laws. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 58 years, Lorraine (Mack); daughters, Cheryl Morine (Glenn Collins) and Donna (Terry) Gilroy; sons, Mel and Russell; grandchildren, Carla (Justin) Taupert, Lee (Caren) Gilroy, Steven Rohatyn, Katie Rohatyn-Fister and Lauren Gilroy; great grandchildren, Brayden and Carsen Taupert; brothers, Peter (Sandra) Rohatyn and family, Allyn (Margarite) Rohatyn and family and Joe (Carole) Rohatyn and family; special pals, Woody, Oreo and Lucy, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Steve’s family was very important to him. He always kept in touch and looked forward to our visits. He was genuinely concerned for others, generous in nature to all he knew, a truly honourable man. He was born in Taylorton and raised in the Kingsford area. Steve was a hard-working man beginning with the Bienfait coal mines, his own construction company and ending with his true passion of grain farming. He loved music and was a talented musician. His band The Western Five travelled southern Saskatchewan playing many a venue. Steve farmed until 1997 although he never really retired from farming as he always was there to lend a helping hand. In 1999, Steve and Lorraine moved to Estevan where he resided until his passing.
PRAYER SERVICE will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. with Mr. Doug Third officiating and MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Peter Nijssen officiating. Both services from the chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Please join the family for a time of fellowship and refreshments in the Taylorton Room at the Days Inn, to be held from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date. All those who shared in Steve’s life are considered honourary pallbearers. Those so wishing may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, Estevan, in Steve’s memory. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Dustin Hall of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan (634-8233).
Rosemary Anne Mack
(April 24, 1942 - February 10, 2009)
MACK – On Tuesday, February 10, 2009, Rosemary Anne Mack, late of Estevan, passed away in Estevan at the age of 66 years. Rosemary is survived by her husband Gerald; sons, Brian (Lori) of Calgary, AB, Randy (Ricki) of QLD, Australia and two grandchildren; mother Annie Ternes of Estevan; brother Robert (Denise) of Regina; sister Doreen (John) Andersen of Estevan, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her father John Ternes. A private family graveside service will take place at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan (634-8233).
Mackenzie Roger Thomas Bazin
(July 8, 1984 - February 6, 2009)
BAZIN – Mackenzie Roger Thomas (1984 – 2009). Mackenzie passed away suddenly in Estevan, SK on Friday, February 6, 2009 at the age of 24 years. Mackenzie is survived by his mother Carol, Estevan, Ten brothers and sisters, Sandra (Gordon), Estevan; Kimberly (Donevon), Claresholm, Alberta; Kelly (Sharon), Saskatoon; Leland, Estevan; Ronald (Tina), Kerrobert; Darron (Nancy), CFB Bagotville, Quebec; Donna (Rod), Calgary; Susan, Calgary; Janet, Calgary; Lynne, Calgary; Numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Roger and sister, Jennifer.
Prayers will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. from the chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. from St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Estevan, by Rev. Joel Rama. Interment will follow in the Estevan City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a children’s crisis center of your choice in Mackenzie’s name. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Dustin Hall of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan (634-8233).
Jeannette Josephine Skogberg
(June 7, 1921 - February 7, 2009)
SKOGBERG – Jeannette Josephine (1921 – 2009). Jeannette passed away in Estevan on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at the age of 87 years. Jeannette was predeceased by her parents, Johan and Johannah Berdahl; husband Henry Skogberg; brothers, Aage (Alice) Berdahl, John (Molly) Berdahl, Carl (Elsa) Berdahl, Albin (Ivy) Berdahl, Milton Berdahl, Selmer Berdahl and Gilbert (Peggy) Berdahl, as well as two brothers and one sister in infancy; sisters-in-law, Lillian Cross, Florence Duncan, Mabel (Ole) Berg, Alice (Murray) Stewart and Marion Skogberg and brothers-in-law, Carl (Bertha) Skogberg, John (Joan) Pederson, Gordon Pederson and Ray Anderson.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children: son Garth (Monika) Skogberg of Wellesley, ON and daughter Johannah Audet (Dan Chestney) of Estevan, SK; sisters-in-law Hilda Anderson, Alice Dukart and Gloria Berdahl; brothers-in-law, Clifford Skogberg, Bill Duncan and Robert Cross, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2009, 7 – 8 p.m. from the chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 13, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Estevan, with Pastor Randy Kleemola officiating. Interment will follow in the Estevan City Cemetery. Those so wishing may make donations to the Saskatchewan Lung Association, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Estevan or a charity of choice in memory of Jeannette Skogberg. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Dustin Hall of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan (634-8233).
(Apr. 16, 1916 - Died December 10, 2008)
GARNIER – Paula (1916 – 2008). Paula Garnier, late of Redvers, SK, passed away in Moose Mountain Lodge, Carlyle, SK on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at the age of 92 years.
Paula was predeceased by her parents, Alphonse and Leopoldine George; husband Lucien in August of 1990, brothers, Albert, Joe, Paul, Maurice, Gerry and Alphonse and sisters, Marie and Albine.
She is survived by her loving family: four sons, Marcel (Barbara), Eleric (Gisele), Leonard (Susan) and David; grandchildren, Sherry, Tracy, Michael, Joni, Daryl, Nick and Alexis; ten great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Cecile George, Clothilde George and Madeleine Remillard, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and family friends.
PRAYERS will be held on Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. and FUNERAL MASS will be celebrated on Monday, December 15, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. Francis Hengen. Both services will be held from Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, Redvers. Interment will follow in the Redvers Town Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice may be made as tokens of remembrance. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Dustin Hall of Hall Funeral Services, Redvers (452-6020).
(June 13, 1918 - Died December 12, 2008)
BONOKOSKI – M. Martha (1918 – 2008). Martha passed away in Regina, SK on Friday, December 12, 2008 at the age of 90 years. Martha was predeceased by her parents, Anton and Zita Bonokoski; brothers, Anton, Isidor, Daniel, Martin and Norbert; sisters, Theresa Zimmerman, Dorothea Rice, Anastasia Ozero and
Connie Mann; brothers-in-law, Marcus Zimmerman, Frederick Rice, Fred Ozero, Jim Mann and Sam Roozendaal and sister-in-law Mary Bonokoski.
She is survived by her brother Gordon (Janine) Bonokoski; sisters, Sr. Frances Bonokoski, Sr. Loretta Bonokoski, Regina Roozendaal and Mary Lou (Raymond) Audet; sisters-in-law, Lorraine Bonokoski and Marie Bonokoski, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
PRAYERS will be held on Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. from the chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. FUNERAL MASS will be celebrated on Friday, December 19, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. from Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Torquay, by Rev. Con Lucey. Interment will take place at a later date in Regina, SK. Martha’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of 3A and 4A at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, as well as the staff of Glendalough Care Home for the care and compassion given to Martha. Those so wishing may make donations to the Glendalough Care Home Inc., 56 Duncan Crescent, Regina, SK, S4T 6L3 as tokens of remembrance. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Dustin Hall of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan (634-8233).
(April 5, 1938 - Died December 13, 2008)
PIDHORNY – Albert George (1938 – 2008). Albert passed away in Estevan, SK on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at the age of 70 years. Albert was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marilyn Pidhorny of Estevan; children, Parnell (Cindy) Pidhorny of Estevan and Dallas (Brent) Monroe of Estevan; grandchildren, Zak, Zoe, Cooper and Tucker; siblings, Marvin (Georgina) Pidhorny, Annette Kezama and Nancy (Archie) Protz, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Mr. Tony Almond officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Those so wishing may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in Albert’s memory. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Dustin Hall of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan (634-8233).
Mary Magdoline Skikevitch
(Jan. 4, 1914 - December 15, 2008)
SKIKEVITCH - Mary Magdoline (Lischka), 1914 – 2008. Mary passed away in Toronto, ON on Monday, December 15, 2008 at the age of 94 years. Mary was born on January 4, 1914 near Steelman, SK. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Niklaus and Eva (Meichel) Lischka; husband Joseph Skikevitch; brothers, Niklaus Lischka and Charles (Rowena) Lischka; sister-in-law Theresa Lischka and brother-in-law Micky Dyok. She is survived by her son Garry of Regina; daughter Gail (Rachhpal Rania) of Toronto; grandchildren: Martina and Christine of Calgary, Jason of Regina, Tania (Dimitris Kalaboukas) of Toronto; her siblings and their spouses: Anne (Herman) Fleck, Joseph (Frieda) Lischka, George (Margorie) Lischka, Tony Lischka, Eva Dyok, Kay (Eno) D’Aloisio and sisters-in-law Maria Lischka and Anne (Don) Gray.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, SK on Friday, December 19, 2008 from 7 - 9 p.m. with a program of remembrance at 8 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Monica R.C. Church, Bienfait, SK on Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Bienfait Town Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Monica Dayman of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan (634-8233).
(Nov. 14, 1928 - December 25, 2008)
McGREGOR – Orma (1928 – 2008). Orma McGregor, late of Stoughton, SK, passed away in Estevan, SK on Thursday, December 25, 2008 at the age of 80 years. Orma was predeceased by her husband Roy; parents, Jim and Pearl Dunn; siblings, Doreen, Bobby, Vernon and Ivan Dunn, as well as twins in infancy; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Ken, Johnny, Venus and Madia. Orma will be sadly missed by her sister Ruth (Elwood) Olver; sisters-in-law, Marion Dunn, Ladeanna Clancey, Edna Maitland and Ruby Combs. Orma was also a very special aunt to her numerous nieces and nephews. A lady of determination, she had many health struggles which she faced without complaint and was always interested in the welfare of others. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Deborah Laforet officiating. Interment will tentatively take place on Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Stoughton Town Cemetery. Please direct inquiries regarding the interment to Hall Funeral Services. Those so wishing may make donations to the Stoughton & District Volunteer Ambulance, Grace United Church, Stoughton, or a charity of choice in Orma’s memory. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Monica Dayman of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan (634-8233).
Alfred "Trapper" Simmons
(June 27, 1929 - December 27, 2008)
SIMMONS – Alfred William (1929 – 2008). Alfred “Trapper” passed away peacefully at Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton, SK on Saturday, December 27, 2008 at the age of 79 years. Alfred was predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Olive Simmons; brother Edward Simmons and brother-in-law Lawrence “Pug” Kapfhamer. He is survived by his sisters, Ellen McFadden, Gertie Kapfhamer, Alta (Art) Lawson, Nelda (Jim) Storlie, Grace (George) Duncan and Lois (Jim) Wainman; brothers, Dave (Anita) Simmons and Gerry Simmons, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and special friends, Darcy & Penny Dukart and Darren & Kathy Olson.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. from the chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, SK, with Mr. Doug Third officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Monica Dayman of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan (634-8233).
Paula Sophie Jensen (nee Jaspersen)
(May 16, 1910 - December 28, 2008)
Paula Sophie Jensen passed away December 28, 2008 at the Redvers Centennial Haven, where she spent the past several years. Paula was born to Danish immigrants on May 16, 1910 on the family farm near Redvers, Saskatchewan.
Paula’s early years formed the basis for her lifelong ethic of service to others. As the oldest child in the family, Paula spent much of her youth helping at home, finishing school at grade 6. By necessity, Paula’s greatest education came from life experience. Widowed in 1945, with eight children ranging from four months to fourteen years, Paula was an indomitable rock, determined to provide her family with the education and opportunities she never had. With the assistance of Uncle Jasper Jaspersen, Hjalmer Jonnson, family and friends, Paula raised her children and managed the family farm. She inspired the family to work hard to make ends meet through very difficult times. Throughout it all, her deeply-held faith and belief in the basic goodness of all people shone through and reflected on those around her. To know Paula’s family is to know these values have been successfully passed to future generations.
Paula sold the family farm to her son Carl in 1962, to look after her parents in Manitoba. She returned to Redvers in 1965, where she lived the remainder of her life, becoming head cook at Redvers Hospital prior to her retirement in 1976. Retirement did not slow Paula. She took up quilting and completed over 100 quilts for her grandchildren’s weddings and the needy. She also became quite independent, travelling abroad on several occasions and maintaining her driver’s license well into her eighties.
Community and church were paramount, with comfort and moral and financial support freely given and received with love in the Jensen household. Paula’s social life revolved around the many special occasions of family and friends - baptisms, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, etc. – and the closeknit Danish community around Redvers pulled out all the stops for these occasions. Paula rarely missed any of these, remembering all the extended families’ and friends’ birthdays well into her advanced years.
Paula was predeceased by her husband Soren in 1945, her parents Carl and Marta Jaspersen, her son Carl, her daughter Thelma, her brothers Nels and Harold Jaspersen, her sisters and their husbands Valborg (Chris) Neilsen and Sigrid (Ove) Damsgaard, three infant siblings, son-in-law Johan (Evelyn) Svorkdal, brother-in-law Edgar Scott, sister-in-law Dorothy (Elmer) Jasperson, grandchildren Robert (Carl and Eunice) Jensen, Kathy (Mae and Ed) Nielsen, and great-grandchild Candace (Lyle and Vickie) Nielsen.
She is survived by Carl’s wife Eunice Jensen, Thelma’s husband Ken (Peggy) Anderson, Evelyn Svorkdal, Vivian (Art) Weber, Lyla (Don) Carlsen, Lawrence (Myrna) Jensen, Mae (Ed) Nielsen, Lloyd (Judy) Jensen, 31 grandchildren, 73 great-grand children, 3 great-great grandchildren, and a host of extended family and relatives in Denmark.
A celebration of Paula’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. 2 January, 2009 at Dannevirke Lutheran Church, Redvers. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Dustin Hall and Monica Dayman of Hall Funeral Services, Redvers (452-6020).