Robert Franklin Toms
(July 15, 1921 - January 23, 2008)
TOMS – On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, Robert Franklin Toms, late of Weyburn, SK and formerly of Redvers, SK, passed away in Weyburn at the age of 86 years. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox United Church, Redvers, with Rev. Michelle Moore officiating. Interment will follow in the Redvers Town Cemetery. Those so wishing may make donations to the Redvers & District Community Health Foundation, Inc., in memory of Robert Toms. Funeral arrangements are in care of Boire Funeral Home, Redvers (452-6020).
Joseph Leon Commeyne
(December 10, 1922 - January 23, 2008)
PICTURECOMMEYNE – On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, Joseph Leon Commeyne, late of Redvers, SK, passed away in Redvers at the age of 85 years. Joseph was predeceased by his parents, Cyriel and Suzanne (Yserbyt) Commeyne; siblings, Odiel (Madeleine) Commeyne, Marie (Constant) Vanhollebeke, Roger
Commeyne, Gerard Commeyne, Marcel Commeyne and Paul Commeyne; sister-in-law Georgette Mailhiot and brothers-in-law, Willy (Zoe) Denys and Prudent Denys. He is survived by his loving family: wife Mariette Commeyne of Redvers, SK; children, Luke (Jackie) Commeyne of Crooked Lake, SK, Guy Commeyne of Redvers and Brenda (Allan) Hutton of Redvers; grandchildren, Nicole (Kurt) Silversides, Sheri (David) Perras, Melissa Commeyne (Trevor Hextall) Jason (Tammy) Hutton, Bradley (Melissa) Hutton, Aaron Hutton, Jennifer (Marius) Wotta and Jessica Hutton; great grandchildren, Hailey, Zachary, Tesa and Mya Silversides, Mackenzie, Alexander, Emma-Lee and Jonah Perras, Justine and Katrina Hutton, Karly, Paige, and Bree Hutton and Ethan and Kobe Wotta; sister-in-law Agnes Commeyne, brother-in-law Lucien Mailhiot, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, Redvers, by Rev. Fr. Francis Hengen. Interment will follow in the Redvers Town Cemetery. Those so wishing may make donations to the Redvers & District Community Health Foundation, Inc., in memory of Joseph Commeyne. Funeral arrangements are in care of Boire Funeral Home, Redvers (452-6020).
George "Fay" Whitman
(January 14, 1925 - January 26, 2008)
WHITMAN – On Saturday, January 26, 2008, George Fay Whitman, late of Outram, SK, passed away in his home near Outram at the age of 83 years. Fay was predeceased by his parents, George and Irene; wife Bertha; brothers, Robert and Dale; sisters, Viola Hurren, Eva Whitman and Thelma Godman and brothers-in-law, Arthur Hurren, Jack Godman, Joe Schoff, and Bert Blondeau. He is survived by his loving family: son Gary (Terry) Whitman and their children Tressa and Nicole, and son Darrell Whitman; brother Vern Whitman; sisters, Joyce Schoff and Grace Blondeau; sister-in-law Tina
Whitman; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. from the chapel of Boire Funeral Home, Estevan. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. from St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Estevan, by Rev. Fr. Lorne D. Crozon. Interment will follow in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan. Those so wishing may make donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association in memory of Fay Whitman. Funeral arrangements are in care of Boire Funeral Home, Estevan (634-8233).
Wade Justin Tannas
(Oct. 16, 1987 - January 6, 2008)
On Sunday, January 6, 2008, Wade Justin Tannas, late of Estevan, SK, passed away unexpectedly in Estevan at the age of 20 years. Wade was predeceased by his grandfathers, Joe Feusi and Oksel Tannas. He is survived by his loving family: parents, Dale and Patty Tannas of Estevan; sister Jolene Tannas of Estevan; grandmothers, Irene Tannas of Estevan and Clarice (Don) Zorn of Carlyle, SK; special friend Lana Dreyer of Estevan; aunts and uncles, Gail (Danny) LaCoste of Estevan, Carson Feusi of Kenosee Lake, SK, Denise (John) Szmigielski of Lake Alma, SK, Teresa (Ron) Vandermeulen of Grande Prairie, AB and Lisa (Mike) DeMattos of West Bank, B.C., as well as numerous cousins and friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2008, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. from the chapel of Boire Funeral Home, Estevan. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 11, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Estevan. Interment will follow in Forest Glen Cemetery. Those so wishing may make donations to the charity of their choice in memory of Wade Tannas. Funeral arrangements are in care of Boire Funeral Home, Estevan (634-8233).
Margaret Elizabeth Weightman
(November 13, 1924 - July 15, 2008)
WEIGHTMAN – On Tuesday, July 15, 2008, Margaret Elizabeth Weightman, late of Kisbey, SK, passed away in Arcola, SK at the age of 83 years. Margaret was born on November 13, 1924 on the family farm SE 20-10-7, W2 in the
Handsworth area. When her mother passed away shortly after her sister Jessie was born, Margaret went to live with Clara Anne Durston’s family (a family friend). She remained with Mrs. Durston, who would later become her adopted mother, after her father re-married. Her education was obtained at Maitland School. She rode horseback or walked. As Mrs. Durston’s health was poor, Margaret was introduced to farm chores and farming at an early age. She married Harry Weightman on July 17, 1950 from Percy United Church. With the help of Harry’s father Oliver, they built a small house and settled to farming on the SE 1-9-6 W2. A few years later a kitchen was added to this home. Margaret remained on the family farm after Harry’s passing in March 1999. When an accident left her unable to look after herself, she moved in with her daughter Nora. Although she only planned to stay a few months, she settled in and remained until her final illness.
Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Percy and Florence (nee Deffy) Harrison; husband Harry George Weightman; sisters, Barbara Ellen Bozzard and Jessie May Flottorp; step mother Eliza Jane; adopted mother Clara Anne
Durston and grandson Matthew Oliver. She is survived by her loving family: son David (Elaine) of Kisbey, SK, daughter Nora of Kisbey; grandchildren, Dwayne of Kisbey, Lesley (Sean) of Ottawa, ON, Barbra (Arron) of Lipton, SK and Jessica of Saskatoon, SK and great grandchildren Hanna and Mitchel Huber.
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 21, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Michael’s Anglican Church, Kisbey, with Rev. Michael Sinclair officiating. Interment will follow in Percy Cemetery, Kisbey. Pallbearers are Ross Hall, Bill Hall, Wade Hall, Greg Johnston, Glenn Maitland and Arron Huber. Those so wishing may make donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) or the Arcola Health Centre in Margaret’s memory. Funeral arrangements are in care of Boire Funeral Home, Estevan (634-8233).
Cécile Marie Martine
(September 14, 1932 - July 16, 2008)
MARTINE – On Wednesday, July 16, 2008, Cécile Marie Martine, late of Redvers, SK, passed away in Redvers at the age of 75 years. Cécile was predeceased by her infant daughter, her parents, Arthur and Albertine as well as her siblings, Augustine, Euclide, Hélène and Albert. She is survived by her loving family: husband Félix; three sons, Denis (Huguette), Donald, David (Jill); five daughters, Diane (Anthony), Adèle (Ivan), Mariette, Lucille (Gerald), Gisèle (Bernard); 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters Marie and Jeanne; two brothers, Aimé and Gerard and numerous brothers-in-law and
sisters-in-law who were all special to her.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Maurice Roman Catholic Church, Bellegarde, SK, by Rev. Francis Hengen. Interment will follow in St. Maurice Parish Cemetery, Bellegarde. Pallbearers are Crystal Hackywitz, Nicole Martine, Michelle Thompson, Caroline Cop, Daniel Cop, Louise Cop, Bonita Wolensky, Stephanie Wolensky, Patrick Annetts and Renée Annetts. Those so wishing may make donations to the Redvers & District Community Health Foundation Inc. in memory of Cécile Martine. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Redvers (452-6020).
(May 30, 1928 - July 27, 2008)
CLAYTON – Agnes. It is with great sadness that the family of Agnes Clayton announces her sudden passing on Sunday, July 27, 2008, in Regina, SK, at the age of 80 years. She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 60 years, Colin Clayton and her children, Helen (Jerry), Donald (Audrey) and Verna (Kerry); grandchildren, Trevor, Dawn, Corey, Colin, Tara, and Patrick; great grandchildren, Madison, Zachary, William, Rebecca and Sophia and special friends, Kevin and Lorraine, Andrew, Braden, and Dustin Schlamp. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 1, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Giles Anglican Church, Estevan, with Rev. Mike Sinclair officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Those so wishing may make donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan in Agnes’ memory. Funeral arrangements are in care of Boire Funeral Home, Estevan (634-8233).
Madia Myrtle Mohns-Bouey
(May 27, 1919 - July 30, 2008)
BOUEY – Madia Myrtle Mohns-Bouey, age 89 years, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at Pioneer Village in Regina, SK, due to complications resulting from a fall in May 2008. Madia was born on May 27, 1919 at Stoughton, SK. Madia was predeceased by her first husband Roy Mohns in 1975; three brothers Ken and Roy McGregor of Stoughton, SK and John McGregor of Calgary, AB; one sister Venus Manziak of Toronto, ON and seven brothers-in-law, Lester, Gavin and Clifford Mohns, Jim Clancy, Ted Coombs, John Manziak and Hal Maitland. She leaves to mourn her husband Martin Bouey of Regina, SK; son Dale Mohns of Edmonton, AB; daughter Dian (Dale) Fowlow of Stoughton; step daughter Marge (Jim) Bett of Caroline, AB; step son Orville (Mavis) Bouey of Pilot Butte, SK; six grandchildren, Gary (Glenda) Fowlow of Estevan, SK, Chris (Val) Fowlow of Edmonton, Darren (Shawna) Fowlow of Kelowna, B.C., Rob (Kerri) Fowlow of Ottawa, ON, Roy Bosse of Edmonton and Debbie (Doug) Brown of Sooke, B.C.; seven step grandchildren, Dean (Shannon) Bouey of Vancouver, B.C., Darcy (Scott) Dreveny of Regina, Brad (Kerri) Bett of Calgary, AB, Mike (Lisa) Bett of Calgary, Charlene (Jeremy) Bouey of Regina, Sheldon (Denice) Hrynowetsky of Regina and Naomi (Cory) Andolsek of Calgary; seven great grandchildren, Andrew and Allison Fowlow of Regina, Julie and Sabrina Fowlow of Kelowna, Benjamin and Matthew Fowlow of Ottawa and Talon Brown of Sooke; sisters, Lydena Clancy of Kelowna, Edna Maitland of Calgary and Ruby Coombs of Beverly Centre in Calgary; mother-in-law Eva Mohns of Medicine Hat, AB; sisters-in-law, Ruth Mohns of Oshawa, ON, Edith Mohns of Prince George, B.C., Betty Griffin of Medicine Hat, Bernice (Calvin) Graham of Moose Jaw, SK and Myrna (Ron) Fissel of Moose Jaw, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service for Madia will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, SK, with Rev. Deborah Laforet officiating. Interment will follow in the Stoughton Town Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers are Gary Fowlow, Chris Fowlow, Darren Fowlow, Andrew Fowlow, Allison Fowlow, Roy Bosse and Benjamin Fowlow. Those so wishing may make donations to Grace United Church, Stoughton, SK, in Madia’s memory. Funeral arrangements are in care of Boire Funeral Home, Estevan (634-8233).
Raymond Victor Lemieux
(September 7, 1945 - June 14, 2008)
LEMIEUX – On Saturday, June 14, 2008, Raymond Victor Lemieux, late of Redvers, SK, passed away suddenly in Redvers at the age of 62 years. Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. and Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 20, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. by Rev. Francis Hengen. Both services from Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, Redvers. Interment will follow in St. Raphael Parish Cemetery, Cantal, SK. A luncheon will then be held in the auditorium of St. Raphael R.C. Church, Cantal. Those so wishing may make donations to Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Parish, Redvers, in Raymond’s memory. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Boire Funeral Home, Redvers (452-6020).
Arthur Malcom Harris
(January 28, 1963 - June 20, 2008)
HARRIS – On Friday, June 20, 2008, Arthur Malcom Harris, late of Air Ronge, SK, passed away in Air Ronge at the age of 45 years. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 30, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Antler Memorial Hall, Antler, SK, with Rev. Michelle Moore officiating. Interment has taken place in the Antler Cemetery. Those so wishing may make donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan in Arthur’s memory. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Redvers (452-6020).
(October 28, 1917 - March 23, 2008)
We give thanks for the life of our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Bernard Alfred Jesse, who passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008, at Estevan, at the age of 90 years. He was predeceased by his wife Marcella (Jan. 26, 2001), and daughter Ferne Johnston (March 6, 2008). Bernard is survived by his daughter Marion (Dwaine) Pho, sons Warren (Cathy) Jesse, Colin Jesse, Howard (Mary) Jesse, and son-in-law Garnet Johnston. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren: Craig (Mireille) Pho and their children William and Alexander, Blaine (Michelle) Pho and their children Carson and Emily, Stephanie (Kevin) Beechinor and their children Julia, Kate, and Thomas, Chad (Angela) Jesse and their son Kashton, Ryan Jesse, Nathan Jesse, Janelle Jesse, John Jesse, Christeen Jesse, Jessica Johnston, and Jaclyn Johnston. He is also survived by his sister Linda (Bob) Prokosh. Predeceased by his parents Otellia and Frederick Jesse, brothers Reynold Jesse, and infant Richard Jesse, and sisters Viola Kowalski, Elsie Mollison, Ruth Peterson, and Constance Kowalchuck.
Born on October 28, 1917, Bernard was raised with six siblings on the family farm near Wordsworth, Sask. He enlisted with the Winnipeg Grenadiers during WWII, was captured on Christmas Day, 1941, and spent four years as a Japanese prisoner of war. After returning to Canada, he married Marcella Grimes in 1946, and settled in Estevan. Always resourceful and a hard worker, he operated Jesse’s Meat Market with his brother from 1947 to 1949, followed by 30 years with the Department of Transport Meteorological Office. He also owned and operated Jesse’s Insurance and Real Estate for many years. His volunteer contributions included several terms on the Estevan Separate School Board, one term as alderman, charter member of the Estevan Knights of Columbus, and active participation in St. John the Baptist Church parish. As a 60 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, he spent countless hours sharing his war experiences with school children across the province.
Bernie was a story teller, poet, avid reader, and author of his war memoirs, Seared in My Memory. He was enthusiastic about many things including politics, collecting coins, a night of cards with good friends, and acting as Santa’s helper for the grandkids. His finest achievement is the large family that he and Marcella raised together. Their devotion to their children and grandchildren, their trust in God, and their honest, simple way of life are deeply treasured legacies.
Prayers at Boire Funeral Home, Estevan, on Friday, March 28, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. with Mr. Doug Third officiating. A funeral mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Estevan, on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. with celebrant Father Lorne D. Crozon. Interment will follow at Estevan City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre Street, Regina, SK S4P 2R3, or to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 1176 Nicholson Road, Estevan, SK S4A 2V6. Funeral arrangements are in care of Boire Funeral Home, Estevan (634-8233).
(June 23, 1941 - March 29, 2008)
HARRISON – Elgin Harrison passed away at his home near Alida, SK on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at the age of 66 years. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan (634-8233).
(June 30, 1933 - March 3, 2008)
SCHAFFER – Elaine “Bernice” (June 30, 1933 – March 3, 2008). Bernice Schaffer passed away peacefully at the Agape Hospice in Calgary, AB, Monday, March 3, 2008 at the age of 74 after a long struggle with cancer. Bernice is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law Peter and Rosemarie; her
brother Bud (Joan) Longphee of Storthoaks, SK; her sisters, Marion Fuller of Alida, SK, Donna (Bob) Grandy of Glen Ewen, SK, Jan (Ed) Bozak of Calgary, AB and Lol(Dale) O'Shaughnessy of Prince Albert, SK, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bernice was predeceased by her husband Bob Schaffer in 2004 and her parents, Peter and Kathleen Longphee. Bernice had a long and interesting career, starting at the age of seventeen where her abilities as a teacher excelled. She taught grades one through six in Fern, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon and Calgary. She will be lovingly missed. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Anthony R.C. Church, Storthoaks, by Rev. Francis Hengen. Interment will follow in St. Anthony Parish Cemetery, Storthoaks. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Boire Funeral Home, Redvers (452-6020).