Eileen Doris Regehr
July 9, 1925 – May 26, 2015
Eileen Regehr, nee Hale, was born July 9, 1925 at the family home south of Moose Jaw, SK. A talented student, she started school at Dunkirk School when she was six years old. She completed grade 8 there, as well as grades 9 and 10 by correspondence. She was unable to complete grades 11 and 12 because her parents could not afford to send her to the city to complete her education. She went to work for her aunt Marie in their large market garden. She earned a few dollars a month. They eventually sold the farm and moved to the city where they took over a large green house and Eileen was allowed to stay with them. She got a job working at Canada Packers in Moose Jaw. Eileen then went to work at McGavins Bakery. A friend told her and a friend she could get a recommendation to work at Swifts Canadian Co. if they promised to come to church. So they went and got the recommendation to work at Swifts. There were several young men working there doing alternative service. It was here she met the love of her life, Aaron Regehr. They both attended the same church. Most of the men, including Aaron were singing in the choir that was broadcast on the radio under the name “Tabernacle Choir”. Aaron started walking her home after church and after youth events. It was here that Eileen became a Christian. They dated, got engaged and were married October 8, 1945 in the Central Lutheran Church. They lived in Moose Jaw till the next summer, then journeyed to Rosthern where they lived in a small two room house. Aaron worked at Friesen’s Department Store for the majority of his life until he and Peter Martens purchased it from Menno Friesen. In 1948 Linda Dianne was born. In 1951, Carol Jane was delivered and in 1956 Marvin Aaron joined the growing family. In 1964 they built a house on their fifth street lot, then moved to 9006 5th street and eventually to Genesis Estates in 2005. The last move was to the Mennonite Nursing Home 2012 where Aaron passed away in February 2013. Eileen passed away May 26, 2015. She was predeceased by brother, Forest Hale; sisters, Rose and Ila; loving husband Aaron and son Marvin. She is survived by sister, Myrtle of Moose Jaw; children, Carol (Dale) Tingley and Linda (Don) Regier; grandchildren, Angela (Al) Delzotto, Paul (Tara) Regier, Jay (Lorrie) Tingley, Sean Tingley, Shanon (Chad) Hilton, Eric Regehr, Michael Regehr; great grandchildren, William Hilton, Gabriel Tingley, Alexa and Nicolas Delzotto, Haley and Bryanna Regier. A Funeral Service will be held at Rosthern Mennonite Church on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Craig Neufeld officiating. Interment will take place at Rosthern Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to MCC Saskatchewan, 600 45th Street W, Saskatoon, SK S7L 5W9. Arrangements are in care of Funk’s Funeral Home, Rosthern, SK.
March 2, 1978 – May 23, 2015
WAKE SERVICES: May 24-27, 2016, One Arrow Band Hall, One Arrow First Nation, SK
FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:00 A.M., One Arrow Band Hall, One Arrow First Nation, SK
OFFICIATING ELDERS: Moses O’Chiese, Richard Ananas, Don Gamble
INTERMENT: One Arrow Cemetery
ARRANGEMENTS: Funk’s Funeral Home, Rosthern, SK
November 20, 1945 – April 26, 2016
The death of Taras Wasylenko, age 70 years, occurred on April 26, 2016 in Rosthern, SK. He is survived by his sisters, Amelia Chipurda and Theresa (Jules) Klepak. He was predeceased by his parents, Alex and Mary Wasylenko; sister, Elsie (Maurice) Holuk; brother, Andrew (Edna) Wasylenko; nephew, Bruce Wasylenko; and brother-in-law, Alex Chipurda. A Prayer Service will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. at Funk’s Funeral Chapel, Rosthern, SK. The Funeral Service will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church, St. Julien, SK with Fr. Patrick Powalinsky presiding. Interment will take place at the Church Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of Funk’s Funeral Home, Rosthern, SK
Wayne Douglas Leduc
May 16, 1957 – April 7, 2016
The death of Wayne Leduc, age 58 years of Duck Lake, SK occurred on April 7, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife Jennifer, daughter Lily, siblings Lucille Jakubec (Howard), Raymond Leduc (Daisy), Lorraine Foster (Terry), and Richard Leduc; and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Philomene (Fiolleau) Leduc. The Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. at the Belladrome, Duck Lake, SK with Pastor Bruce Jantzen officiating. Cremation will take place. Arrangements are in care of Funk’s Funeral Home, Rosthern, SK.
Abram G. Janzen
June 8, 1920 – May 21, 2015
Abram G. Janzen of the Hague, SK area passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the age of 94. Abram was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Helen (Guenther) Janzen, 8 siblings, his wife of 72 years, Gertrude (Wiebe), a son, Peter, in infancy, a son-in-law, Bruce Arlt, and grandson, Andrew. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Susan Froese, his children, Gertrude De Kleine; Bill (Marlene); Peter (Telita); Helen (Rudy Baergen); Jess (Cliff Dueck); Abe (Kathy); George (Lynette); Mary (Irvin Loewen); Henry (Susan); Susan (Dwight Brucks); and Solomon. He is also survived by 32 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.
Abram was born in the village of Neuanlage, SK. on June 8, 1920. He married Gertrude Wiebe on October 6, 1940, and they lived and farmed for many years in Blumenheim. They moved to Pioneer Place in Warman in 2008. After Gertrude’s death in November of 2012, Dad spent his remaining years in the Mennonite Nursing Home in Rosthern.
Abram joined the Old Colony Mennonite Church by baptism on May 12, 1940. He and Gertrude joined the Neuanlage Grace Mennonite Church in 1976. His faith in God was foundational to all else and shaped his relationships with his family, his church, and his community.
The family extends grateful thanks to the staff of the Mennonite Nursing Home in Rosthern for the loving care given to him.
A public viewing will be held on Monday, May 25, 2015 at 8:00 P.M. at Funk’s Funeral Chapel, Rosthern, SK. The funeral will be held at the Neuanlage Grace Mennonite Church on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Interment will be held at Neuanlage Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Box 767, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2L4. Arrangements are in care of Funk’s Funeral Home, Rosthern, SK.
July 6, 1995 – January 7, 2016
Jayne Lyndee Andrews died unexpectedly in Rosthern, Saskatchewan on January 7, 2016 at the age of 20. Jayne is survived by her parents: mother, Jill Mitchell; step-father, Stewart Mitchell; father, Shayne Andrews; siblings: Stefan Andrews, Stuart Andrews; step-siblings: Kevin Mitchell, Laurene Mitchell, Rebecca Mitchell, Maria Mitchell; grandparents: nana, Esther Bjorklund; grandmother, Shirley Andrews; step-grandmother, Sylvia Mitchell; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Olga Bjorklund; her papa, Vern Bjorklund; her grandfather, Clint Andrews; and her cousin, Geoffrey Gilchrist. Jayne Lyndee Andrews was born on July 6, 1995 in New Westminster, BC. She attended Martensville High School, Bishop James Mahoney in Saskatoon and she graduated from St. Louis Public School in 2015. She was taking Sign Language classes and her goal was to be an Educational Assistant working with deaf children. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Rosthern Mennonite Church at 3016, 5th Street, with a reception to follow. Pastor Jason Johnson of The Fellowship at Duck Lake will officiate. All are welcome to attend. Donations may be made in Jayne’s honour to: Autism Speaks Canada, Epilepsy Canada, Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (SDHHS), or an animal shelter of your choice. Arrangements are in care of Funk’s Funeral Home, Rosthern, SK
December 2, 1932 – January 1, 2016
The death of Earl Edward Penner, age 83 years, occurred on January 1, 2016 at the Mennonite Nursing Home, Rosthern, SK. He is survived by one sister, Delia Alkestrup; one brother, Melvin (Mary) Penner and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John & Tena Penner; siblings, Clarence, Mabel, Pearl, Rueben, Irvin, Ernie and Allan. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Funk’s Funeral Chapel, Rosthern, SK. (306-232-5245, http://www.funksfuneralhome.ca). Interment will take place at Carson Cemetery.