Ann Petrie Winter (Robertson)
It is with great sadness the family of Ann Petrie Winter (Robertson) announce her passing on Easter Monday, April 13th 2009, at 7:40 a.m. Ann passed away peacefully at the Dogwood Lodge, Vancouver, where she had resided for the past 9 years. Ann was predeceased by her devoted husband, Harold Andrew Winter and all his loving siblings. Ann is survived by one dear brother George, of Goodwater. She was Auntie Ann to many nieces, nephews and cousins on both the Robertson and Winter side, who all have fond memories of her. Also mourning "Mum", are her son Bruce (Wendy), Delta, B.C. and her daughter, Shirley (John) Baker, Langley, B. C. and their families. Ann was born on the farm at Yellow Grass on Sept. 7, 1916, the daughter of David and Helen Muir Robertson, (nee Smith), natives of Scotland and early pioneers of the Actonvale district. She was predeceased by her cherished siblings, sister Effie (Jim) Watt and brothers Dave (Rena), Andy (Betty), Archie (Billie) and Bob (Pat) Robertson. Before graduating from Yellow Grass High School, Ann participated in the school choral group which won the Provincial Shield at the 1932 Regina festival. She was a Nanny for the Westerberg family and a nurse at the Weyburn Hospital before coming west to Vancouver to marry Harold in 1940 at the Ryerson United Church on Aug. 17th. They were married for 53 years prior to Harold's death on March 26, 1994. Ann loved reading the Yellow Grass Community Book and spent many happy hours poring over it. Ann was known and loved for her charm, wit and continued good humour in spite of many difficulties and trials affecting her health. A private family interment will take place at a later date.
William "Bill" Watson
William "Bill" Watson late of Yellow Grass passed away on May 10, 2009 at the age 69 years. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Alex and Irene Watson; daughter in infancy; father-in-law, Ernie Dreger; nephew, Jodie Watson; brother-in-law, Doug Favel. Bill is survived by his wife, Merle Watson, Yellow Grass; his sons: Shane (Judy) Watson, Yellow Grass and their children: Leah, Brett and Zachary, Kevin (Erin) Watson, Yellow Grass and their children: Andrea and Daniel; his daughter Cindy (Darren) Crozier, Yellow Grass and their children: Dylan, Kyle, Rocky and Payge; mother-in-law, Frances Dreger, Weyburn; sister, Gwen Favel, Battleford; brothers: Don (Audrey) Watson, Yellow Grass, Mel (Doreen) Watson, Weyburn, Howard (Margaret) Watson, Toronto, ON, Al (Cheryl) Watson, Yellow Grass, George (Connie) Watson, Alice Beach, Doug (Connie) Watson, Yellow Grass; brother and sisters-in-law: Bev (Gary) Broker, Nipawin, Doreen Roberts, Swift Current as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. William Brian Watson (Bill) was born in Weyburn on November 16th, 1939 to Alex and Irene Watson of Yellow Grass. Bill grew up on a farm six and a half miles northeast of Yellow Grass. He attended Waverley School for grades one through eight. He then went in to Yellow Grass for grades nine to twelve, graduating in 1957. Bill was married to Merle Dreger on September 12th, 1959 in Yellow Grass. Bill and Merle resided in Regina where Bill worked for the Cooperative Refinery for a number of years. Their sons Shane and Kevin were born during the time they were in Regina. The family then moved back to Yellow Grass in 1965. They built a house in 1966, a daughter Cindy was born that same year. Bill went to work as a sales manager at John Deere in Weyburn for his brother Mel, while doing some farming on the side. Soon, his love for farming took over and he became a full time farmer. He enjoyed farming for many years right up to the time of his passing. He enjoyed farming with family and in his last years he farmed with his sons Shane and Kevin. Bill was an avid sports player, coach and fan. He was a Saskatchewan Roughrider season ticket holder for nearly fifty years. Bill was very involved in Minor Hockey for which he was President for various leagues and coached for twenty-five or more years. Bill's life revolved around sports, especially those involving his children and grandchildren. Whether it was curling, bowling, football, volleyball, badminton or his favourites hockey and ball, he was always there to cheer them on. Quite often he was their coach or driver, but mostly he was their number one fan! He missed watching his grandchildren's hockey this past winter as he was in the hospital, but he always wanted a phone call to catch up on the scores and details of the game. Bill was very involved in the community - he was a member of the Yellow Grass Masonic Lodge #96 for a number of years. He was initiated on January 10th, 1967 and was Worshipful Master of the Lodge in 1977, 1986, 1987 and part of 1988. He was also a charter member of the Yellow Grass Lions Club which began in 1974. Bill served as President of the Lions Club for some time. Bill was President of the Rink Board and was a fundamental part of the rink getting artificial ice. He served as President of the Building Committee for the Yellow Grass Communiplex. This was a project he held near and dear to his heart. Bill was a board member at Weyburn Inland Terminal for a number of years. He also served as Chairman of the Board. Bill and Merle were "Winter Texans" and traveled south for many years to their winter home in Weslaco, Texas. This is where Bill won his first "Olympic" Gold medal in Shuffling. This became one of his favorite sports in life as he loved the competition. Bill enjoyed his coffee mornings at the Yellow Grass Café with his brothers and friends. He missed these mornings this past winter as he spent the majority of his time in the Regina General Hospital. Due to his declining health he decided, with the help of his brother Doug and sister-in-law Connie, to make a trip to Rochester Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. It was there that he passed away Sunday, May 10, 2009. Bill will be greatly missed by his family, friends and anyone whose life he touched in any way. A visitation was held on Sunday May 17, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral Service was held Monday, May 18, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Yellow Grass United Church, Rev. Colette Baker officiating. Interment followed at the Yellow Grass Cemetery, Yellow Grass. Pallbearers were Bill's Grandchildren. All in attendance at the service were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Lunch and Fellowship followed at the Yellow Grass Wheatland Communiplex. For family and friends so wishing, donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Yellow Grass Wheatland Communiplex, Yellow Grass. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Weyburn, SK (848-0333 ~ 1-888-848-0333). If so desired, expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com "Our family serving your family"
Florence Delvina Schell
On Saturday, May 23, 2009, Florence Delvina Schell passed away at Hilltop Manor, Weyburn, at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her mother and father, Horace and Dosia Desautels, her first husband, Edwin Wilson Cheesman; her second husband, Ralph John Schell; four brothers and one sister. Florence will be lovingly remembered by her three daughters and their families, Lorraine (Ken) Stirling of Coronach; Helen (Felix) Novak of Wynyard; and Alice (Jim) Thorn of McLean; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters; as well as many nieces and nephews. Florence was born May 8, 1921 in Ponteix, where she was raised. After completing her education she attended Normal School in Regina. She taught in Willowbunch, LaFleche, Wolsely and Forget. On October 21, 1946 Florence married Edwin Cheesman at Ponteix. They lived in Forget from 1946 to 1950 and Regina from 1951-1962. She worked for the Saskatchewan Government from 1957 to 1962. After Edwin's passing, Florence married Ralph Schell on November 17, 1962. They lived in Stoughton, from 1963 to 1998 when she moved to Weyburn. Florence belonged to the CWL and enjoyed doing puzzles, playing cards and gardening. She was a wonderful mother, caring grandmother and a good friend to everyone. Florence had a generous spirit with strong convictions and was kind and considerate to all. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves memories no one can steal. The Funeral Mass was held Thursday, May 28, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Fr. Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Forget Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers were: Chad Novak, Ryan Novak, Alena Sterling, Janaya Teetaert, Shawn Thorn, Cory Thorn, all her grandchildren. The Active Pallbearers were: Jim Thorn, Felix Novak, Ken Sterling, Shawn Thorn, Cory Thorn, and Gary Grainger. Donations may be made in memory of Florence to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd. Weyburn, (842-5432) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorothy "Amy" Pattyson
Dorothy "Amy" Pattyson passed away May 27, 2009 at the age of 88. Amy was predeceased by her parents; Jim and Helen Pattyson, sisters; Alice (George) Barkley, Nancy (Fred) Leason, Marjorie (Don) Brock, brother; Jim (Mary) Pattyson, husband; Paul Coe. Survived by her son; David Pattyson, Tribune, her daughter; Marjorie (Ken) Clauson, Midale, and her sons; Jeremy, Ken, Andrew, numerous nieces and nephews. Amy was born at Day Hills in Staffordshire, England December 27, 1920. Came over to Canada in 1957 and lived in the Tribune area until her passing. Amy had a very interesting life in England; she worked as a maid and then as a head cook. When the war broke out she went to work at the Royal Ordnance Factory, on munitions. The factory was camaflauged so that the German planes dropped their bombs all around but never made a direct hit. It was dangerous work but in those days if you did not do war work you would go to jail. She enjoyed life and never regretted coming to Canada. Amy enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening and helping out on the farm. She was the librarian at Tribune for 23 years and enjoyed meeting people. Private family funeral service will be held at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Friday June 5, 2009. Internment will follow at the Westphalia Cemetery, Midale. For family and friends so wishing donations in memory of Amy may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Weyburn, (848-0333). If so desired, expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com. "Our family serving your family"
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, H.K. Pete McFadden on May 27, 2009 in his 88th year. Predeceased by his wife Ruth (nee Sherrick), his parents, Ernest and Jesse McFadden, his brother Murray and his wife Ruth and his sister, Margaret, and her husband Grant McKenzie. Pete is survived by his children Kathy McFadden of Weyburn and her family, Shauna (Tim) Archer, Kaleb, and Annie, Kerri (Darren) Thirsk, Levi, Luke and Piper, and Jill Arnott; Pat Barber of Saskatoon and her daughters Jennifer (Mark) Brayford, Hannah, and Hawkins; Erin Barber (Riley); Wendy Tingle of Weyburn and her children Jane (Leo) LeBlanc and Connor, Patrick (Lorinde) Tingle; Jim McFadden of Weyburn; Judy McFadden of Saskatoon and her family Rob and daughter Kassidy, Jeff Shular and Melanie Jamieson and her children Michael and Mercedes; Peter (Holley) McFadden of Estevan and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Dad was born Oct. 30, 1921 on a farm in the north Weyburn area. He was christened Harold Keith, but was known to all as H.K. Pete. He left school early to help with the farm work as was common in those days, but always wished he had been able to further his education. When WWII broke out he enlisted in the RCAF and began his training as an air frame mechanic in Mossbank. As fate would have it, Dad was severely injured in a gas truck rollover and explosion in Aug. 1942 which prevented his going overseas, which he always regretted. Pete and Ruth were married in 1944 and after a brief stint in British Columbia they returned to Saskatchewan and farmed for nearly 40 years on the Sherrick homestead northwest of Weyburn. They retired to Weyburn in 1983. Pete was a great advocate for public education and held the positions of trustee and chairman of the Weyburn School Unit No. 11 for 27 years. He was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47 and was awarded his 65 year pin in 2008. He served as president several times and worked tirelessly to improve the lives of veterans and their families and the citizens of Weyburn in general. He was also a lifetime member of Knox Presbyterian Church and served as an elder for many years. In addition to Dad's numerous other interests, farming was by far his greatest passion. He believed that farming was the noblest of all professions. He loved to be on the land for both seeding in the spring and harvesting in the falland he constantly watched the sky. Dad was a source of humor and innovation to his family when it came to his farmer fixes and never giving up on an item just because it was showing a little wear. After being active and involved all of his life, Dad's health declined but he persevered and remained hopeful to the end. Above all, he was a loving husband, a caring father, grandfather and great grandfather, and a friend to all. We love him and miss himmay he rest in peace. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pete's name to: Knox Presbyterian Church, 136-2nd Street NE, Weyburn, SK S4H 0T8; Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47, 150-3rd Street NE, Weyburn, SK S4H 0W2. Arrangements in care of Fletcher Funeral Chapels. Funeral service was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, Monday, June 1, 2009 at 2 p.m. We invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories of Pete at www.mem.com.
Walkom, LeRoy Francis
March 6, 1931May 25, 2009
LeRoy Francis Walkom of Edmonton, AB passed away peacefully at the age of 78 with his family by his side, after suffering a heart attack on May 23, 2009. He is survived by his wife Janice of 54 years, his son Bob (Noreen) Walkom of Mayerthorpe, AB his daughter Terri (Jim) Tetzlaff of Sherwood Park, AB, grandchildren Chris (Amy) Spink, Ashley Spink, Derek (Karyn) Walkom, Michael Walkom, Cory Walkom, and great granddaughter, Ava Spink. His sisters-in-law, Fern (Cliff) MacPherson, Norma Ness, Jean (Merv) Freeman, and brother-in-law, Merlin Torgunrud and numerous nieces and nephews throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Colorado. He was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Phyllis, brothers Johnny, Herb, and sister Myrtle. A very heartfelt thank you to the Grey Nuns Cardiac ICU for their exemplary care and support. A Memorial Service was held at Hainstock's Funeral Home, 9810-34 Avenue, Edmonton on Saturday, May 30 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so wish, memorial donations in LeRoy's name may be made to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital, 1100 Youville Drive West, Edmonton, AB T6L 5X8. Arrangements in care of Hainstock's Funeral Home, 9810-34 Ave., Edmonton, AB, 780-440-2999.
Leona Elenora Gess (nee Altwasser)
Leona passed away peacefully on May 23, 2009 with her family by her side. Leona was born in Yellow Grass where she later married Ren Gess, and resided until 1981 when they retired to Kelowna, BC. In 1989 Leona returned to Saskatchewan as a widow, enjoying Luther Heights in Saskatoon as home. Leona loved the beauty of nature, was an avid reader, particularly of current affairs, had been a school teacher, and was deeply involved in her church. Her five great-grandchildren were the joy of her life! Leona will be lovingly remembered by her surviving family; daughter Debra Gess (Barry) Nygren; grandsons, John Adam (Deborah) Nelson and Steven (Sarah) Nelson; five great-grandchildren, John, Logan, Marissa, Isabelle, Connor; sister Elva Timm; sisters-in-law, Esther and Colleen Altwasser; and many extended relatives and friends. Leona was predeceased by her husband, Ren Gess, brothers, Wally, Eddy, and Alvin Altwasser; sister, Irene Altwasser; numerous in-laws and one nephew. A Celebration of Leona's Life was held on May 30, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Yellow Grass. Memorial donations to Gideons International. Arrangements were entrusted to Dalmeny Funeral Home, Dalmeny, SK (306) 254-2022.
Edith Evelyn Aldred
On Tuesday, May 26th, 2009, Edith Evelyn Aldred of Weyburn and formerly of Dubuc and Ceylon passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility, Weyburn at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her parents, Gerda and Gust Gustafson; her husband, Rae Aldred; brothers and sisters-in-law: Albert (Bea) Gustafson, Arthur (Kay) Gustafson; her sisters and brothers-in-law: Lily (Mac) Hackney and Violet (Albert) DeRoose. Edith will be lovingly remembered by her twin daughters and their families: Susan (Dwight) Quistberg of Stoughton and her children, Nicole (Dan) Borris of Flatbush, AB and their children, Cody, Riley, Rebecca, Matthew and Blake; Renea (Rod) Folk of Stoughton and their children, Ryan, Rhett and Reid; Danielle (Derek) Hoffman of Stoughton and Courtney (Tammy) Creusot of Oxbow and their children, Emily and Cora; Marjorie (Ken) Rubin of Weyburn and their children, Aaron (Danielle) Rubin of Weyburn and their children, Nathaniel, Tristan and Madison, and Brent Rubin (Melissa Olson) of Vancouver, BC. and numerous nieces and nephews. Edith was born October 1st, 1919 in Ceylon. She was a shy girl growing up and loved to have her siblings and family around her. She received her education at Ceylon, finishing school at the age of 16 was too young at the time to pursue her dream to attend Normal, so she worked at small jobs in Ceylon until she attended Commercial in Regina. She then worked as a bookkeeper for Marshal Wells. On November 2nd of 1942 she married Rae Aldred, her childhood sweetheart. The couple was married in Pearce, Alberta where Rae was an Apprenticed Engineer at flying school. The couple soon resided to the Roy Aldred farm west of Ceylon. In the spring of 1950 the couple were blessed with twin daughters, Marjorie and Susan. During the winter the family would relocate to White Rock BC where Edith's parents lived. Edith did bookkeeping for Shupes, Rae working at the Mink ranches. In 1959, the couple moved into the village of Ceylon, Rae becoming the operator of the Esso bulk plant. During these years, Edith was the organist at the Ceylon United church. She also was a CGIT leader and a member of the UCW and Homemakers. Both she and Rae were active members of the church. Edith and Rae shred their wonderful gift of music with all who asked. During this time, Edith continued doing book work for Ken McCutheon and helping Rae with the Esso service station and bulk plant. Edith enjoyed community involvement and curling. In 1967, the family moved to Craik where Rae was employed with the Co-Op. Again, Edith and Rae soon became active members of the United Church and shared their love of music. Edith also did bookkeeping at the Co-Op. In 1969, the couple transferred to Dubuc. Edith was Secretary/Treasurer for many organizations, as well as Village Secretary for many years and again the couple became very involved with the United Church and Edith was the organist there when needed until the age of 80. The couple again together played the organ and sang for many Weddings, Funerals and other functions. The couple enjoyed weekends at the lake relaxing in their holiday trailer and spent many winters in warmer climate in the States, always travelling with their little dog 'Tochie'. Edith had many talents and hobbies including oil painting, fancy work, knitting and crocheting, taking community college classes, playing cards with friends, doing cross word puzzles and collecting dolls. In January of 1987 at the young age of 67, Rae passed away unexpectedly leaving a terrible void in Edith's life. The love and support of the caring folks of Dubuc helped her through this very hard time. She resided there for 30 years, and made wonderful friends. In 2002 she moved to Weyburn to be closer to her girls and other family. She lived in her own home until May of 2005 when due to ill health, moved to Tatagwa View Long Term Care Home. These were unhappy years for her. The dementia and alzheimers left her very confused. She received wonderful care at Tatagwa View. Her health slowly deteriorated and on Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 she passed peacefully with her girls, Marjorie and Susan by her side. Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 30th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Ceylon United Church, Ceylon, SK with Rev. Kathy Gudnason officiating. Interment followed in Ceylon Cemetery, Ceylon. Pallbearers were: Aaron Rubin, Brent Rubin, Courtney Creusot, Ron Creusot, Derek Hoffman and Rod Folk. For those so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Edith to the Ceylon United Church. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432 & 457-2566) email@example.com
Sylvia Mae Megenbir-Stewart
On Thursday, May 28th, 2009 Sylvia Mae Stewart-Megenbir of Weyburn passed away at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her parents, Eugene and Joy Waite; first husband, Fergus Stewart and second husband, Fred Megenbir; her daughter, Shiela Korchinski, sons-in-law, Jim Adophe and Emil Korchinski; her daughter-in-law, Marilyn Stewart; sisters: Hazel Eslop, Edna Stewart, Beatrice Krebsbach, Ruth Bretell, Edith Leach and Gladys Waite, and brothers: Clifford Waite, Bert Waite and Ward Waite; the Megenbir family: sister-in-law, Emma Walline and brothers-in-law, Ed Wagner and Arnold Megenbir. Sylvia is lovingly remembered by her two sons and their families, Duane (Heidi) Stewart and their children, Devon and Tyler; and Rick and his children, Brandy and Sean; sister, Dorothy (Gustav) Sauder, brother, Robert (Mary) Waite, as well as many nieces and nephews; the Megenbir family, sister-in-law, Jean (Gordon) Stronge of Weyburn and Evelyn Megenbir of Calgary, AB; step-sons, James Megenbir, Bern (Bonnie) Meenbir and their children, Tyson Megenbir, Lindsey (Bobby) Quigley and great grandson, Conrad; John (D'Arcy) Megenbir and their children, Michelle (Jay) Schwindt, Camille, Thomas and Emera; Robert Megenbir (Michelle Schmidt), as well as many nieces and nephews. Sylvia Waite was born in 1922 and was raised on a farm near Midale, Saskatchewan. Along with eleven brothers and sisters, she grew to know the ways of the farm. In 1941, Sylvia married Fergus Stewart and they moved to Avonlea farms near Ralph. They had three children, Shiela, Duane and Rick. Maintaining beautiful and delicious gardens, mastering the art of baking tasty treats and helping to share in the work of the farm became her life style. In 1981, Fergus passed away and Sylvia proceeded to live on the farm until she met Fred Megenbir. In 1991 she married Fred and moved to Weyburn. There, with Fred, she was passionate and took pride in developing her beautiful and award winning flowers and vegetables. Sylvia was an amazing, wonderful, supportive and caring person. She was full of life, love, laughter and happiness, as she always had open arms for many hugs and kisses. Her goal in life was to make everyone around her feel special and always had love for the people in her life. She filled her life with many activities with family and friends, playing cards on Tuesdays and attending weekly dances and suppers with Fred. She took pride in her appearance, and taught her grandchildren to 'spoil themselves' while instilling the lessons and values of church, as she attended regularly every Sunday, and was a member of the UCW and later a member of the ELW. Through her membership with the Horticultural Society, she spread her gift of gardening, creating local gardens throughout Weyburn. She enjoyed being hostess, entertaining everyone with her delicious meals and goodies, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren with just the right treats. She also enjoyed playing with them, writing letters and giving flowers, making each one feel special, and enjoyed receiving mail and flowers just as much. Sylvia was a strong woman, teaching many things, in loving and supportive ways, and her memory will be cherished by all she knew and loved. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn at 2:00 p.m. with Marjorie McLeod, CLA officiating and granddaughter, Brandy Stewart gave the Eulogy. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were: Devon Stewart, Tyler Stewart, Sean Stewart, Tyson Megenbir, Thomas Megenbir and Bobby Quigley. Donations may be made in memory of Sylvia to the Weyburn Horticultural Society or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432) firstname.lastname@example.org.