August 11, 1925 - October 7, 2014
The death of Mr. John Kaminski, 89 years of Humboldt, occurred on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Humboldt District Hospital. John was born to John and Mary (nee Matalski) Kaminski on August 11, 1925 in Carmel, SK. John took his education at Mount Carmel School. He moved to Massachusetts, USA for 1 year to help his uncle working at an apartment complex. Following that year he returned to Carmel and farmed with his dad and enjoyed working in all aspects of the farming operations but working with horses was his favourite. In 1952 he married Dolores Frey at Bruno R. C. Church this union was blessed with nine children. Dolores later passed away. February 13, 1996 John married Maggie Scott Frey at Living Word Ministries in Humboldt. John had a very deep faith and was very proud of his faith. He had many artistic talents which he shared with people all over the world. He built crosses and little churches all over the area and had people come to pray from many different countries. John was also known for building the largest tree house in Saskatchewan which is just north of Carmel which now is a family park. He also painted scenes small and large. John was very close to nature and birds especially swallows and pigeons. John was a man of faith and very active in his church. Bringing peoples attention to Christ through his art work and projects was his goal as an example the lighted cross as you enter Humboldt on the west side. For over 40 years he was a “Man of God” and brought many people to Our Lord and Saviour. John’s talented hands could build and fix anything that was presented to him. He had a vision to see things especially when he carved eagles out of wood. His hands were never idle. John loved his blended family and lived his life with the 23rd psalm as his guide to a peaceful life. John will lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 18 years Maggie Kaminski of Humboldt: eight children and their families: Brenda Pastor of Humboldt; Heather (Brian) Lothammer of Eatonia and family Dean (Shauna) Lothammer of Burr, Cindy (Kevin) Hickle of Hanna, AB and Kelly (Derryl) Sauer of Medicine Hat, AB; Glenda Ernst (Sandy Monteith); Gwen Frey both of Saskatoon; Wendy Yaworski and sons: Geoffrey Yaworski, Ryan Yaworski and Landon Yaworski all of Humboldt; Wayne (Audrey) Kaminski and family Blake Kaminski, Kayla Kaminski, Trista Gargol and Jason Wolf all of Regina; Don (Suzanne) Kaminski of Muenster and Sherry (Allan) Burynuik and family Mikayla Burynuik and Jenna Burynuik all of Wakaw; Maggie’s five children: David (Dorothy) Frey of Humboldt and family Dave Jr. Thiemann (Gwen) of St. Gregor, Amber Frey (Mike) of Clavet, Tim Frey (Kellie) of Saskatoon, Jordon Frey and Sarah Frey (Aaron) all of Humboldt; Dan (Glenda) Frey of Humboldt and son Aaron Back Canevaro of BC; Don (Val) Frey of Saskatoon and family Mathew (Candace) Simon of Springfield Missouri ,USA and Joshua (Elizabeth) Frey of Cold Lake AB, Bob (Laura) Frey of Annaheim and family Caleb Frey of Annaheim, Thomas Frey (Destiny) of Humboldt, Steven Frey (Stephanie) of Watson and Bennett Frey (Amber) of Annaheim and Jim (Helen) Frey and family Gabriel Frey and Angel Frey and Catherine Frey all of Muenster; three foster children: Leonard Scott of Humboldt, Margaret Beck of AB and Louis Chartrand of Cold Lake AB and their families; John’s sisters: Mary Nietfeld of Viking, AB, Sally Kaminski of Balcarres and Leona Kaminski of Nipawin; and John was blessed with numerous nieces, nephews and great grandchildren. John was predeceased by his parents John and Mary Kaminski; mother of his children Dolores Frey; son Patrick Kaminski; sons-in-law Joe Pastor and Vern Yaworski; daughter-in-law Deborah Kaminski; grandson Brennan Kaminski; step granddaughter Samantha Struck; grandson Micheal Frey; brothers: Francis Kaminski, Stanley Kaminski, Joe Kaminski and George (Helen) Matalski; sisters: Helen Kaminski, Annie (Frank) Dagelais and Regina (Robert) Raymond. A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday October 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from Humboldt Bible Church officiated by Pastor Nana Barnes. Interment followed at the Humboldt Public Cemetery. Memorial donations in John’s memory may be directed to the Humboldt Bible Church.
December 11, 1942 - October 5, 2014
It is with great sadness that the family announces that Marilynn (nee Cortes) Nievares of Lanigan was called to be with her Lord on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the age of 71 years, at Royal University Hospital. Marilynn was born in the Philippines on December 11, 1942 to Primitivo and Amelia (nee Bisnar) Cortes. She obtained all of her education including a degree in Nursing there. In 1967 Marilynn had the courage to make a major change in her life. She decided to come to Canada alone and leave all of her family behind and obtained employment in the Northern Health Region. Her first posting was in the hospital at Shellbrook. After two years Baltazar the love of her life that she left behind in the Philippines joined her and on August 29, 1969 in Shellbrook they were wed. They then moved to Prince Albert and she worked at the Victoria Union Hospital. Their first daughter Suseh was born during this time. In 1973 they made one more move to Lanigan. This is where they were blessed with three more beautiful daughters and Lanigan became home. She continued to work at the Lanigan Union Hospital. She had many talents but crocheting was one of her favourites. Marilynn loved to garden and grow beautiful roses and orchids. Baltazar and Marilynn were a good team she came up with great ideas and Baltazar would do the manual labor to beautify their surroundings. As a family they had many road trips within Canada and the USA. Some adventures were camping in tents and some were spent in the station wagon. Since 2004 as a family they made yearly trips back to the Philippines to stay connected to their family. Marilynn was a very caring person with a very deep faith in God. She was instrumental in setting up the Nievares Family Ministry with a devotion to Education. This ministry helped build schools, create scholarships. Marilynn and Baltazar along with their daughters sponsored three families to come to Canada. They also were very active in Lanigan always ready to help in anyway needed. Marilynn was known for her tasty apple pies and special treats for the children that visited. She loved spoiling everyone with special treats. The Nievares back door was always opened and welcoming to any one in the community. Marilynn loved music and was very active in the church singing in choir and for special music. After retirement she helped with the senior group at the church and became part of the Thursday “Friends” coffee club. Marilynn’s friendly smile and the special twinkle in her eye will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family near and far and by many dear friends. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years Baltazar Nievares of Lanigan; four daughters: Suseh Nievares of Vancouver, Christine Nievares, Sharon Nievares both of Edmonton and Antonietta (Toni) (Geoffrey) Brabec of Roseville, CA; six sisters and one brother: Nema Solidum, Elvesa Cortes, Nenny Arceno, Elma Cepeda, Elmer Cortes, Mildred (Raquel) Olandia all of the Philippines and Gwendolyn (Ismael) Ausmolo of Edmonton; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Marilynn was predeceased by her parents Primitivo and Amelia Cortes; and her very special angel granddaughter Olivia Hope Brabec on October 5, 2013. A Funeral Service was held on Monday October 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lanigan Community Center officiated by Pastor Brad Schroeder. Interment followed at the Lanigan Public Cemetery. Memorial donations in Marilynn’s memory may be directed to The Gideon’s or Nievares Family Ministry.
February 25, 1928 - October 7, 2014
The family is very saddened to announce that Mrs. Elvira Niebrugge (nee Breit), 86 years of St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt and formerly of Bruno, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Elvira was born on February 25, 1928 in Bruno to Albert and Rose (nee Hazelwanter) Breit. She received her education at Bruno Elementary School and following that worked at domestic jobs for various families in the area. She then worked for a time at the printing press for the Bruno Times. Elvira married Norbert Niebrugge on September 30, 1947. They operated a mixed farm in the Pilger/Bruno area, raising cattle, pigs, chickens and turkeys. Elvira tended to a large vegetable garden each year and preserved the fruits of her labour for their family to enjoy during the rest of the year. She was an incredible cook and baker. She was especially known for her Breaded Turkey and her vast array of tasty squares, which she was always generous to share. Elvira helped at Holy Family Church and Willing School with their music program and special concerts. Music was her passion and she passed this on to her children. She was active in her church, singing with the Senior Choir and serving with the CWL. Elvira sewed many items over the years from matching outfits for her girls to the many quilts and crocheted blankets which each of her grandchildren received as precious gifts. Her collection of Angels numbers into the hundreds and they were all special to her. Although Elvira was a very quiet and reserved person, she was extremely knowledgeable in anything you might want to know from fads to facts. Their family was always the most important part of their lives and as it grew to include grandchildren and great grandchildren, they were filled with joy. As their health began to fail, Norbert moved to Bethany and she spent a short time at Prairieview before joining him there. Then in March of 2006, they moved to St. Mary’s Villa together. They were so happy to be together again, throughout their marriage they had always complemented each other so well, and being apart was very hard on both of them. She enjoyed her time at the Villa especially when she was able to help with the cookie baking. Sadly Norbert passed away on August 23, 2010 and the last four years she has missed him dearly. Elvira will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her four children and 15 grandchildren: ROSALIE (Roger) Brandl of Fort St. John, BC and family, Michelle (Brian) Hergott, Kurt (Jody) Kainer, Deanne (Jason) Lawson, Sheri (Micheal) Blanchette, Kevin Kainer (Angela London) and Audrey (Dale) Swinamer; MELVA (Ken) Weiman of Bruno and family, Jamie (John) White and Blaine (Lisa) Weiman; WESLEY (Colleen) Niebrugge of Bruno and family, Mandy (Neal) Ganton, Kristin (Brad) Pelletier and Randi (Adam) Parker; and DION (Cheryl) Niebrugge of Bruno and family Robyn Niebrugge, Shane Niebrugge, Billy Charlton and Shelby Charlton; 25 great grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys Roles of Guelph, ON and Delphine (Don) Carmichael of Sudbury, ON; brother-in-law Joe Niebrugge, sister-in-law Olga Niebrugge and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Albert and Rose Breit; husband, Norbert Niebrugge; son-in-law, James Kainer; infant granddaughter, Delayne Kainer; brothers, Donald (Joyce) Breit and Peter (Betty) Breit; brother-in-law, Eugene Roles; and members of the Niebrugge family. The Prayer Service for Elvira was held on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and the Funeral Mass was offered on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Both services were held at St. Bruno Roman Catholic Church, Bruno, officiated by Fr. Joseph Ackerman, OSB. Interment followed in the St. Bruno Parish Cemetery. Memorial donations in Elvira’s memory may be made to the St. Mary’s Villa Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan or St. Bruno Church.
September 10, 1927 - October 3, 2014
The death of Mr. Joseph Kiefer, 87 years of Humboldt, occurred on Friday, October 3, 2014 at Humboldt District Hospital. Joseph was born on September 10, 1927 to Karl and Katherine (nee Muyres) Kiefer at St. Gregor. He grew up on the farm in the St. Gregor area and attended St. Gregor School. Joseph worked on the family farm and as a hired man for other farmers, before eventually purchasing his own farm. On August 1, 1950, he married Anna Nienaber at St. Ann’s Church in Annaheim. They lived on his parent’s farm for a number of years and then in 1958 they purchased land at Muenster and began operating their mixed farming operation there. Together they raised eight children and enjoyed life on the farm. Joseph especially enjoyed working with the horses. Through the years, he also worked as a School Bus Driver and for 12 ½ years as a Dairyman at St. Peter’s College. He enjoyed curling in his younger years, and in his later years watched curling, hockey and baseball on TV. Joseph served on the local school board for a number of years. In July 2005, Joseph and Anna moved to Humboldt and into their present home on October 1st of that year. He loved when their family would get together and the addition of grandchildren and great grandchildren filled his heart with joy. Joseph will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 64 years, ANNA Kiefer of Humboldt; their seven children and their families: Alphonse’s family, Cathy Kiefer and family, Joseph (Tanya) and children Chaz and Aurora, and Terry-Lynn Kiefer, all of Moose Jaw; Ronald (Joanne) Kiefer of Drake and family, Trevor’s family, Kristine Kiefer and children Desirae and Brooklyn of Gibbons, AB, Brent (Dixie) Kiefer and children Xander and Tamia of Esk, Scott (Erin) Kiefer of Regina and Jason Kiefer of Saskatoon; Caroline (Donald) Bendig and family, Sarah Bendig (Jonathan Young), all of Prince Albert; Margaret (Howard) Green of Barnwell, AB and family, Coreen Hyde (Adam Squires) and children Samantha and Alexandra of England, and Allan Hyde and his children Mykala, Melena, Marissa and Breanna of Lethbridge, AB; Sally (Norbert) Teiber of Humboldt and family, Cheryl Blechinger of Humboldt, Kevin (Charity) Blechinger and children Liam and Rory of Prince Albert, Michael Blechinger of Saskatoon, Melanie Blechinger of Humboldt, Travis (Nicola) Teiber and family of St. Brieux and Nadia (Grant) Closson and family of Saskatoon; Rosemarie (Paul) Bochek and family, Christopher (Heidi) Bochek and daughter Avery, Matthew (Carmen) Bochek, and Nicole (Brody) Picard, all of Moose Jaw; Jacqueline (Colin) Stroeder of Calgary, AB; and Gerard (Marilyn) Kiefer of Melfort and family, Melissa Kiefer of Saskatoon, Brenden Kiefer, Shelby Rae Kiefer and Megan Brooke Kiefer, all of Melfort; two brothers and one sister: Tony (Theresa) Kiefer, Martin (Dora) Kiefer, and Mary Corniere, all of Humboldt; sister-in-law, Dolores Kiefer of LeRoy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joseph was predeceased by his parents, Karl and Katherine Kiefer; son, Alphonse Kiefer; grandson, Trevor Kiefer; son-in-law, Daniel Blechinger; two brothers and one sister: Carl Kiefer, Katherine (Clem) Niekamp and Herman Kiefer (in infancy). The Funeral Mass for Joseph was held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt, concelebrated by Fr. Paul Paproski, OSB and Fr. Daniel Muyres, OSB. Interment followed in St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery, Muenster. Memorial donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to the St. Augustine Parish Building Fund.