July 5, 1935 - November 8, 2014
Betty Hoffman of Spalding passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, November 8th, 2014, at the Humboldt District Hospital at the age of 79. Betty was born on July 5, 1935, in Biggar, Saskatchewan. She was blessed to be raised by Roy and Pearl (nee Hanson) Little of Spalding, Saskatchewan. Betty obtained all of her education at the Spalding School. She enjoyed playing softball with her longtime friend Shirley where they took turns pitching and back catching. Betty enjoyed curling and played many league games with Vivian. Betty was a nurse’s aide at the Melfort Union Hospital. She would travel by train to and from Melfort. September 3rd, 1954, she married Paul Hoffman who was the love of her life at the Spalding United Church. From this union they were blessed with six children. Her role as Wife and Mother was very busy. She worked beside Paul on their family farm raising cattle and grain farming. She enjoyed their outings together attending antique auction sales, where she always found a great deal. Betty enjoyed a variety of crafts knitting and cross stitching were among her favourite. Betty had a love of gardening growing lots of flowers, fruits and vegetables, which she spent many hours canning & freezing; strawberries, raspberries and rhubarb were some of her favorites. Betty’s love of cooking resulted in her favorite pastime of watching the Food Network. Betty was very involved with her six children. She taught Sunday school, and was on the 4-H Committee. She was a chauffeur to all her children’s sporting events, including figure skating, hockey, curling and baseball. Betty also shared a love for the Green & White. “Go Riders” This is where her competitive side appeared. Through the years, Paul & Betty made many trips to B.C. to visit family and friends. Betty’s love for playing cards at family gatherings always resulted in a game of Canasta or 31. Kings Corner was another favorite that she spent many hours playing with her Grandchildren. Betty will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband, of 60 years, Paul Hoffman and her six children, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren: Valorie (Kenneth) Watson and family Kari (John) Pavlovich and children Keyron, Sage, and Kobe; and Kara (Noel) Silva and children Kayla and Kyrel; Sherry (Wayne) Richardson and family Sarah (Todd) Richardson-Mettlewsky, Amy Marie Richardson (Brian Waddell) and Brennan Richardson; Jody Hoffman; Vanda (Derek) Wallaker and family Angela (Greg) O’Hare and children Quinn, Cody and Shaelyn and Stacey (Nevin) LeRoux and children Rylen and Trysen; Katrina (Russell) Krenzler and children Myrissa and Alyissa; LeeAnna (Brian) Taphorn and children Colton, Meagan (Coltan Ryan); sister Donna Harvey; brother and sisters-in-law; Art (Doreen) Hoffman and Lavina Fairman; and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her parents Roy and Pearl Little; grandson Matthew Jeffery Richardson; two brothers and sister-in-law; Gerald (Palma) Little and Mervin Little; parents-in-law George and Olga Hoffman; brothers and sisters-in-law; David Hoffman, Otto Hoffman, Elaine Klotz and Vi Bieber. A Private Family Funeral was held at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., officiated by Brenda Curtis. Cremation followed with interment at a later date. Memorial donations in Betty’s memory may be directed to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan or Telemiracle.
August 10, 1935 - October 30, 2014
It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the peaceful passing of Orest Monych, 79 years, of Tuffnell at the Yorkton Regional Health Center on Thursday, Oct. 30th , 2014. Orest was born on August 10, 1935 at Foam Lake to John and Mary (nee Bachinsky) Monych. He received all of his education at Krasney School. Orest helped his parents on the family farm and also helped other neighbors and family. Later he worked on the rigs in the oil industry in Lampman, Sask.
On July 13, 1958 Orest married the love of his life Mary Zastawny at Tuffnell. Over the years he worked at an auto body shop then went trucking. In 1974 Orest and Mary moved to Tuffnell and began their life on the farm of 40 years. They both loved the open space and freedom and worked together as a team. Orest commented many times “the best time on the farm was in the morning” and he would happily be out at 3:00 a.m. working in the field.
Orest loved life in general and his hobbies, included cooking, gardening and having a good game of cards. Hunting, fishing and camping with family and friends brought much enjoyment. He enjoyed old fashion conversation, and liked to read and was very interested in world events. These past few months Orest like to drive around the country side to see how the crops were coming along and at the same time visiting with family and friends. Family was always important to Orest, he was very interested in the lives of his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and their families. He loved music and was gifted even from a young age, he played harmonica, guitar and then he chose to play the violin. He became part of the Circle Jammers and together they brought much enjoyment to the many people they entertained for.
Orest and Mary made many trips to B.C. to visit his brother Walter and Shirley and their families, as they meant the world to him. Orest was a devoted son, brother, uncle and husband. His life was filled with love from his family and friends and the blessings of a fulfilling life. His warm smile and concern for others will be missed by all.
Orest will be forever remembered by his wife Mary; brother Walter (Shirley) Monych of Saanichton, BC and family
Wendy (Rick) Wagemaker of Victoria and children Brandon (Maria) Wagemaker of Petersburgh, Alaska and Travis Wagemaker of Victoria;
Kelly (friend Jamie) Monych and daughter Crystal of Victoria;
Janice (Gord) Lee and family Melissa (Marc) Bourdon, Meagan Lee and Samantha Lee of Victoria, BC;
Karen (Ian) Cameron of Victoria;
Brother and sisters-in-law: Steve (Edith) Zastawny of Beaconia, MB, Anne Bulych of Foam Lake, Olga Romaniuk of Yorkton and Glenis Zastawny of Calgary;
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends.
Orest was predeceased by his parents: John and Mary Monych; brothers-in-law: John Zastawny, Harry Zastawny John Bulych and Ernie Romaniuk.
A Celebration Of Life was held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Tuffnell Community Hall. Interment will follow at Foam Lake Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations in Orest’s memory may be directed to Stars Ambulance or Yorkton Regional Heath Center Foundation.
May 8, 1934 – November 2, 2014
Vivian Agnes McPherson was born on May 8, 1934 to Annie & Jim McPherson on the family farm 14 miles north of Quill Lake, SK. She attended Valley Plain School and then worked as a housekeeper for different families in the district. She married Lloyd Eklund in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the Ft. Osborne Barricks Armed Forces on December 14, 1954. From there they moved to a farm near Acherwill, SK and started a family, from that union they had seven children. Vivian worked in the Quill Lake hospital cooking for a short period of time, but spent most of her years running a small daycare from her home in Watson, SK and answered to “Auntie Vivian” or “Grandma Vivian” to many, often. She loved gardening, watching TV, horses and music. She enjoyed going to Tennants Jamboree each year and often referred to it as OLD STOCK. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and her family was the focus of her life. When her health started declining in 2014, she moved to the Quill Plains Centennial Lodge and then to St. Mary’s Villa in Humboldt, SK. Vivian passed away peacefully with family by her side. Vivian was predeceased by her father and mother, three brothers (Lloyd, Archie & Roy) as well as one grandchild and one great grandchild. She leaves to mourn her husband Lloyd; her seven children: Barry (Maggie), Lonnie, Valerie (Garry), Carron, Dean, Barbara (Don), Dianna (Jim); 16 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 2 sisters Gail (Gerald), Lynell (Ron); sister-in-law Margaret and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Vivian will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. A Private Family Service will take place in Quill Lake, SK. Memorial donations may be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Michael Leonard Scott
February 15, 1952 - October 23, 2014
The death of Leonard Scott, 62 years of Humboldt, occurred on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Humboldt District Hospital. Leonard was born on February 15, 1952 at Duck Lake, SK to Alfred and Cecile (nee Redwing) Scott. He came to live, as a foster child, with the John and Dolores Kaminski family on their farm in the Carmel district. He attended Keller School and Carmel School. As a young child, he loved to play outside in the yard and enjoyed the fun times with his foster brothers and sisters. Leonard learned many skills on the farm and was naturally mechanically inclined. He loved working on cars, restoring first a Chrysler Saratoga and then a Chevy Nova. He was excellent at running heavy equipment and worked the majority of his life in road construction, finishing his working career with Kirsch Construction at Middle Lake. He also helped various local farmers and worked for Willie Germain at Carmel for many years. In 1997, he suffered a debilitating injury on the farm and had been unable to work since that time. Leonard spent time watching TV and movies, and especially loved all kinds of music. He enjoyed playing cards, visiting and having fun with his friends. Leonard liked when friends or family would pick him up and take him for a drive around to see the countryside. He had a warm, infectious smile which he readily shared with everyone. Leonard saw the good in all and was very friendly and outgoing. He was always ready to lend a hand to anyone at anytime, never expecting anything in return. Leonard will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Maggie Kaminski of Humboldt; brother, Harvey Scott of Saskatchewan and his foster brothers and sisters: Brenda Pastor of Humboldt, Heather (Brian) Lothammer of Eatonia, Glenda Ernst (Sandy Monteith) and Gwen Frey, both of Saskatoon, Wendy Yaworski of Humboldt, Wayne (Audrey) Kaminski of Regina, Don (Suzanne) Kaminski of Muenster and Sherry (Allan) Burynuik of Wakaw; foster brother Louis Chartrand of Cold Lake, AB; and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his foster parents, John and Dolores Kaminski; and foster brother, Patrick Kaminski. The Prayer Service for Leonard was held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Hwy 5 East Humboldt. The Funeral Service was held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Humboldt Bible Church, Humboldt, officiated by Pastor Nana Barnes. Interment followed in the Humboldt Public Cemetery. Memorial donations in Leonard’s memory may be made to the Humboldt Bible Church.