Apr 22, 1926 - Jan 11, 2009
Vern Williamson of Cardross passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 11, 2009 with his family by his side. Vern was born April 22, 1926 and was raised on the family farm. He attended the Bliss Lake School then worked the family farm until well into his 70’s, remaining there until his passing. Vern was a humble, gentle and caring man who loved life on the farm; enjoying the solitude and peace it offered. He lived a hard-working, uncomplicated life and appreciated all the things the farm provided. He was a good friend to many and in his younger years, kept involved in community life, participating in baseball and curling. He enjoyed his neighbours and was always willing to lend a helping hand to others. He looked forward to his family visits in Moose Jaw at Christmas and Thanksgiving, particularly enjoying his nieces as much as they enjoyed visiting the farm. Vern is predeceased by his parents David and Emily Williamson, brothers Lyle and Keith (Eileen) Williamson and is survived by his nephews Ross (Debbie) of Calgary, AB, Scott (Karen) and children, Morganne, Madison, Cody and Caitlyn; and sister-in-law, Marj Williamson of Moose Jaw and special friend Bertha Seevers of Cardross. The Service of Remembrance will be held at W.J.Jones & Son Chapel on Thursday January 15, 2009 at 1:30 pm. Reverend John Carley will officiate. Memorialization will take place at Prairie Memorial Columbarium. Memorials to the Canadian Cancer Society, 61B Ross St.W., Moose Jaw, S6H 2M2, would be appreciated. In living memory of Vern, a tree will be planted in Besant Park by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
May 26, 1926 - Jan 11, 2009
Glenn Ernest Peterson, recently of Providence Place, Moose Jaw, passed away January 11, 2009. Glenn was born on the family farm at Cardross on May 26, 1926 and resided there until 2007 when he moved to Assiniboia. He was active in many community and provincial organizations, some of which included; Saskatchewan Flying Farmers Association, Saskatchewan Wildlife Association, Assiniboia Masonic Lodge, and the Verwood Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star. Dad was passionate about his friends, his farm, and his family, most of all. Glenn was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Gladys; his loving wife of 49 years, Edith; his daughter, Marlene; brothers, Cecil and Alvin; and his sister, Norma. Glenn is survived by his loving companion Norma Taylor; his daughters, Linda (Marshall) Simons, Glennys Gamracy, Shawna (Raymond) Toews; son-in-law, Dennis Struble; and their children: Shannan (Vaughn), Darrell (Shona), Darren (Shannon), Kari (Evan), Meghann (Adam), Scarlett (Phillip), Brianne (Nathan), Allan (Lyndsey), Francesca (David), Blair; great-grandchildren: Kelly, Dallas, Cody, Taylor, Dylan, Nikoli, Eli, Amelia, Madeline, Rylan, Kellyn, Natalie, Tyco, and Tatum; as well as his brother, Clarence (Joan); sisters-in-law, Alice and Elsie; and brother-in-law, Harold. Glenn also enjoyed spending time with members of his extended family, including Karry (Brenda), Brent (Denneen), Lynn (Tracy), Wade, Marcus (Sonya) and their families. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Assiniboia Union Hospital, Extendicare – Moose Jaw, GARU, and St.Anthony’s Wing Providence Place, Doctors Rininsland, Glaeske, Dautremont and Luhning. The Service to Celebrate Glenn’s life will be held at Minto United Church 1036 Seventh Ave., NW., Moose Jaw on Friday January 16, 2009 at 1:30 pm. Reverend David Moore will officiate. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Shriner’s Patient Travel Fund, c/o 1767 Main St.N., Moose Jaw, S6J 1L6, would be appreciated. In living memory of Glenn, a tree will be planted in Besant Park by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
Jan 07, 1941 - Jan 16, 2009
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
DARLENE MARGARET WINDER (MASSON), born January 7, 1941 at Herbert, Saskatchewan passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday, January 16, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer. Darlene started her career with the Union Hospital at age eighteen in the Housekeeping department. During this time she met Gordon and they were married June 23, 1962 in Moose Jaw, after which followed four children. Darlene continued to work while raising her family eventually moving into the CSR Department where she remained until her retirement in 2005 after 46 years. Darlene was well liked by co-workers, and was lovingly known as “Sarge”. She will always be remembered as a prankster with cameras in hand. Predeceased by her parents, Bill and Jessie Masson; In-laws: Jack and Kathleen Winder; three brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law. Left to cherish her memory of over 46 years, her husband Gordon; daughters: Brenda (David) Bennett – Moose Jaw, Marlene (Randy) Pond – Bengough and Cheryl (Darrell) Denet – Moose Jaw, son, Gordon (Robin) Winder – Moose Jaw, fourteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, brother, Phillip (Sheri) Masson – Regina, sister-in-law, May Newstead – Moose Jaw, brother-in-law, Curly (Elinor) Andrews – Petawawa, Ont., sister-in-law, Lil Andrews – Edmonton, sister-in-law, Melissa Winder – Regina, numerous nieces and nephews, special friends, Lana Hawman, Bob and Deanna Reid, Doug and Ilene Reid, Judy Ellis, Jim Fowlie and co-workers at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital. Special thanks to Marie Ellingson of the Palliative Care Program for all her help and support as well as Dr. Aboo, Dr. Rayson and staff at the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic – Regina, and last but not least, to Dr. Magnaye and staff at the Town N’ Country Medical Clinic, Moose Jaw. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Della Ferguson will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 61B Ross St. W., Moose Jaw, S6H 2M2. In living memory of Darlene, a tree will be planted in Besant Park by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
Oct 16, 1933 - Jan 21, 2009
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
ART KOZACK born October 16, 1933 in Kayville, Saskatchewan passed away peacefully January 21, 2009. Dad loved talking about the C.F.L. and Junior Hockey. Though he could not make it to games anymore, he always listened. Art is remembered by son, Bruce (Corinne) – Moose Jaw, Abbie – Toronto, and grandkids: Tearsa and Jacob, who he adored. He will also be missed by his brothers and sisters, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to all the nurses on the Medicine Ward at Moose Jaw Union Hospital. Family and friends are invited to a Time of Remembrance and Reflection at the W. J. Jones & Son Family Centre, 262 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw on Saturday, January 24, 2009 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, with a tribute to Art’s life to be presented at 3 pm by Pastor Dave Moore. For those so wishing, memorial donations may be made to the Moose Jaw Health Foundation, 455 Fairford St. E., S6H 1H3. In living memory of Art, a tree will be planted in Besant Park by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
Dec 05, 1933 - Jan 23, 2009
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of our dear husband, father and grandfather, MARCEL AIME WILVERS, at the age of 75. Marcel passed away on January 23, 2009, surrounded by his loving wife and girls, after a short battle with cancer. Marcel was born in Bellgarde, Saskatchewan on December 5, 1933 and lived in the area for most of his life until he married Maria Pierrard on October 27, 1956. Marcel spent much of his life farming and working as a carpenter which he greatly enjoyed. He took pride in building two of his family’s homes in Weyburn, where they lived for many years. Marcel also worked in hotel/motel management, and he and his wife Maria owned and operated motels in small Saskatchewan communities before moving to Moose Jaw in 1981. Marcel always enjoyed a life of simple pleasures. With his young family, he loved to go camping, play baseball, and spend evenings playing cards and games. In his retirement he took pleasure in spending time in Crescent Park amongst the birds and squirrels, going for walks, visiting the Library, and most importantly spending time with his children and grandchildren, whom he was so proud of. Marcel kept his amazing sense of humor and brave spirit until the end, and we are all so proud of him for that. Marcel was predeceased by his parents, Jean and Lambertine; numerous aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Maria; his six daughters: Patty, Jocelyne (Leo) Moe, Brenda (Darryl) Grevna, Karen, Cindy, and Nicole (Bret) Rowlinson; and his ten beloved grandchildren: Eric, Doug, Travis, Jared, Janelle, Jenna, Chris, Emma and Morgan; his sisters and brothers: Lorraine (Jean) Mahy, Jeanne Pierrard, George (Yvonne), and Roland (Joyce); as well as an aunt and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Family and friends are invited to a Service of Remembrance at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Linda Owens will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marcel may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 61B Ross St. W., Moose Jaw, S6H 2M2 or the Friends of The Moose Jaw Public Library, 461 Langdon Crescent, Moose Jaw, S6H 0X6. In living memory of Marcel, a tree will be planted in Besant Park by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
Mar 08, 1946 - Jan 22, 2009
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Jeannette Elizabeth Warn passed away suddenly with her family by her side on Thursday January 22, 2009. Predeceased by her parents George and Leona Warn, Jeannette is survived by her sons, Ivan (Denise) Warn, and Bradley (Sharon) Warn; grandchildren: Stephen, Amanda, Jessica, Desiree, Ariana, and Josh; sister Shirley (Louis) Proulx, brothers: Ken (Doreen) Warn and Gerald (Darlene) Warn; nieces and nephews, and special friends Wynn (Bob) Billings and Joan Ransom. A Celebration of Jeannette’s life will be held at W.J.Jones & Son Chapel on Saturday January 31, 2009 at 11:00 am. Reverend David Moore will officiate. Following cremation, memorialization will take place at a later date. Memorials to the Canadian Cancer Society, 61B Ross St.W., Moose Jaw, S6H 2M2, would be appreciated. In living memory of Jeannette, a tree will be planted in Besant Park by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
Jun 07, 1917 - Jan 27, 2009
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, ETHELLYNN MARGARET STRATFORD on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 with family at her side. Mom was born June 7, 1917 on the farm south of Caron. She loved the outdoors and the farm. In her early years she was a tom-boy, growing up with her brother Les. They rode horses everywhere and if there was something to attend they went on horseback. Mom and her sisters lived on the family farm near Caron and attended Sweet Grass School and Royal George. She married Bill McHolm and they had three sons: Bill, Gordon and Ted. At that time they lived west of Moose Jaw. In later years mom married Henry Stratford and they had a son, Barry. Henry had one daughter, Shirley. They resided on the farm at Buttress, later retiring to Moose Jaw, then to Pioneer Village. At the time of her passing she was residing a Pioneer Lodge. Predeceased by her husband, Henry in May 1999, son, Bill – September 2003, daughter-in-law, Edna McHolm – 2004, son, Barry – September 2007, granddaughter, Linda Hutchinson – January 2002; sisters: Rosemond Dykstra and Hilda Krause, and brother, Leslie Andrews. Left to mourn her passing is her daughter, Shirley (Grant) Hutchinson; sons: Gordon (Eileen) McHolm and Ted (Peggie) McHolm; sisters: Ruth McIntyre, Bernice Austin, Violet (Paul) Sapergia, Darlene (Ed) Kitzul, Olive Russell, Marilyn Nielson and brother, Ivan Andrews, step-mother, Helen Andrews; sixteen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families, and many friends. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 1:30 pm in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel. Reverend Dave Moore will officiate. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery. For those so wishing, memorials to Pioneer Lodge, 1000 Albert St. W., Moose Jaw, S6H 2Y2 would be appreciated. In living memory of Ethellynn, a tree will be planted in Besant Park by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.