John Timothy Cox
December 19, 1921 to July 22, 2009
It is with deepest love and fondest memories we announce the passing of John at the age of 87 following a valiant battle with cancer. John was predeceased by his son Tom, parents, Hugh and Alice Cox; brother Jim, sister Helen Anderson, grandson, Jayson Shupe, brothers-in-law, Clyde Owen, Orville, Collins, Allen Anderson and Del Williams, father and mother-in-law, Chris and Elizabeth Jensen, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Jensen and Walter and Vida Jensen. John will be remembered by his loving wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Jensen) and children, grandchildren, step grandchildren and great grandchildren: Glenda (Guy) Shupe- Tana (Dan) Cugnet and David, Weyburn; Alice (Wayne) Bell, Kimberley, BC- Tami (Dan) Carlson, Kyla and Lukas, Todd (Chelse) Bell, Jordan, Tanner and Morganne; Cathy (Alan) Flemmer, Calgary, AB- David (Rachelle) Flemmer, Garet and Kavin, Amanda (David) Byron and Ben; Shella Cox-Jerome (Randy) and Alyssa, Amy, Jonathan and Emily; Brenda Lizuck, Weyburn -Terri Lynn Schmidt, Brandon and Alyssa and Jamie (Shannon) Geiger and Karston; sisters Marie Swank (Peoria, Ill), Cay Owen (Moline, Ill), and Dorothy Williams (Weyburn), sisters-in-law: Marg Cox and Grace Jensen (Weyburn), many nieces and nephews. John was born in Laura, Illinois December 19, 1921. The beginning of John's life involved years of moving between Saskatchewan and Illinois. His life was fraught with many trying times: the Depression of the '30's, the trials of farming amidst crop failures, the great dust storms and financial hardship; the War years. He proudly served in the American army, where he became a squad leader and later distinguished himself with the army engineers, receiving a Recommendation for the Bronze Star. John enjoyed many passions in his life, his family topping the list. We've all been blessed with countless hours of 'story telling', the weaving of colourful, rich tales from his past. He was a lover of baseball and cars (the Model A Ford being his favourite). An accomplished farmer, he and Dorothy spent 30 years on the home farm at Halbrite. They were two of the most beautiful dancers to grace the floor. His rich baritone was uniquely recognizable and loved in the Church choir and in the Variations singing group. Through his interests in community, golf and 'coffee row', and his service in the Legion and Knights of Columbus, he cultivated many treasured friendships. John will be lovingly missed by his family and his friends. Prayers were said Friday, July 24th, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The Funeral Mass was held Saturday, July 25th, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche, Officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Active Pall Bearers were: Tana Cugnet, Dan Cugnet, Tami Carlson, David Flemmer, Todd Bell, Jamie Geiger. Those wishing, may make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Saskatchewan (842-5432) email@example.com
John Charles Porter
May 29, 1922 July 21, 2009
Our beloved Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, and Friend, J. Charles Porter, gently and in faith, left this life on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, surrounded by his children. Charles was born on May 29, 1922 in Weyburn, son of John Creswell Porter and Blanche McNett Porter. He attended Haig Elementary School and Weyburn High School. His college career at Antioch College and UCLA ended when he enlisted in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. As eventual Captain, he served as a pilot in Europe and South America, and a flying instructor. He married his high school sweetheart, Iris W. Wright, in 1945. After the War, Charles and his brother, James, took over the family business working closely together as business partners for over five decades. Charles took service to his church and community seriously. He was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church, and an active Rotarian for over 50 years, including a term as President. His extensive political activities included service as a city councillor in Weyburn. Charles' dry wit, vast interests, compassion, and deep understanding of complex issues drew a very wide circle of cherished friends. He was an especially loving and wise patriarch to his family. Celebrating and honouring his life are his daughter, Jacquelyn and John Poetker and their children, Tim, David (Angie Tetley and their daughters, Ivy and Samantha), Ian (Lauren Duncan), and Andrew; son, John and Barbara and their children, Jennifer and Charles; daughter Rebecca (Joseph Dillon); and daughter Deborah and Patrick Cantner and their children, Jeffrey, Daniel, and Nicholas. He is also survived by his brother James Porter (Jean); brother-in-law, George Cutting, sister-in-law, Doreen Wilson (Alex); and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Charles was predeceased by his beloved wife of sixty years Iris; brother and sister-in-law Walter (Carol) Comer; father John Creswell Porter; mother Blanche McNett Porter; and step-mother Dorothy Comer Porter. A Service of Remembrance was held at Grace Presbyterian Church (1009 - 15th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB) on Monday, July 27, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Donations will be gratefully received by: The Calgary Foundation, The Iris and Charles Porter Fund, 700, 999 8th Street S.W., Calgary, AB, T2R 1J5; www.thecalgaryfoundation.org; or Rotary Club of Calgary South, L103C, 9705 Horton Road SW, Calgary, AB, T2V 2X5. In the past few years, Charles received extraordinary and compassionate care from nurses and physicians at The Heart Health Institute, the Foothills Hospital, and his family doctor, Jean Pierre Leung. Charles' family extends deep gratitude to homemaker, Pat Bonetta whose loving care helped Dad fully live his last years. In living memory of Charles Porter, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY, AB T2X 3J3 Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.
Theresa Jane "Terry" Dionne
September 24th, 1958 July 18th, 2009
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Terry (Theresa Jane) Dionne on July 18th, 2009 at the age of 50 years at the Weyburn General Hosptial. Terry was predeceased by her father, Peter and one brother, Gary. Terry is survived by her loving mother, Marie Dionne and her brothers and sisters: David (Barb), Peggy (Dwain), Greg, Debbie, Jackie (Adam), Dale (Carrie) and Kent; as well as nieces and nephews: Serena (Mike), David (Katherine), Gerry and Patti; Michelle (Rob) and Michael; Jennie; Steven and Kelsey, Marcus and Ashley; and Gabe; great nieces and nephews: Taylor and Jamie; Adam, Taylor and Samantha; and Presley. Theresa Jane (Terry) Dionne was born September 24, 1958 in Weyburn, where she lived for one year before moving to Saskatoon with her family where they resided for 14 years before moving back to Weyburn, where she lived for 36 years until her passing. She attended John Dolan school in Saskatoon for eight years, then took Special Ed. At Haig School in Weyburn for seven years. Terry worked at the Weyburn Wor-Kin Shop for 21 years, working in Moosomin during the summer months for 15 years. She also worked at the Family Place and the ECIP office for one year. She had several hobbies, enjoying macramé, rug-hooking, spool knitting, word-find books, scrap-booking and collecting pennies. Her love of family showed greatest when she was with her great nieces, Taylor and Jamie Borshowa and great nephew, Adam Borshowa. Hockey, hockey and more hockey was her greatest interest and she never missed a Red Wing Game. The Red Wings honoured Terry for being a 35 year season ticket holder, and she was very proud of that. She also received many ribbons and trophies for her involvement in the Special Olympics. Terry was caring, thoughtful and considerate of people's feelings. Once a friend, always a friend. She worried about other people whether she knew them or not. Terry was a very genuine person and will be dearly missed by all she knew and loved. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. Cordelia Karpenko officiating. Interment followed at Laurier Cemetery, Radville. The active Pallbearers were: Dave Borshowa, Steven Penner, Gerry Borshowa, Troy Wallin, Peggy Borshowa and Wayne Hunstad. Donations may be made in memory of Terry to The Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd. Weyburn, Saskatchewan (842-5432) firstname.lastname@example.org
February 25, 1926 -July 21, 2009
With saddened hearts we say goodbye to our dear husband, father, grandfather and friend. Adam passed away peacefully on the morning of July 21st surrounded by his loving family. Adam is survived by his loving and devoted wife Anna of 53 years and children: Janice (Harvey) Seitz - Jeremy and Bonnie, Derek, Curtis and Shantel, Matthew; Judy (Trevor) Grant - Jenna, Richard; Cheryl (Wade) Behrns - Ainslee, Marlee, Delainee; Glenn (Brenda) Ziegler - Adam, Ashley; Carolyn (Dave Wild) - Shawn, Mitchell Ferguson; Dale (Charity) Ziegler - Brett, Breanna, Brodie; Donna (Dean) Warnke - Danielle, Kelsey. Adam is also survived by sister Evelyn (Bob) Richards, brothers: Jim, Gerald (Marg), adopted sister Pat Stoppler; sister-in-law: Monika Ziegler; brothers-in-law: Jake Knoll, Norman Trueman; in-laws: Mary Kraft, Theresa Horack, Adeline (Adam) Seiferling, Laura Ell, Florence Fink, Frank Wolbaum. Adam is predeceased by parents: Joseph and Gertrude Ziegler; sisters: Rose Stoppler, Anne Marte, Christina Knoll, Gertrude Trueman, Eva Parker; brothers: Frank, Edward; sister-in-law Irene Ziegler; brothers-in-law: Bill Parker, Larry Stoppler; in-laws: Henry and Margaret Fink, Rose and Joseph Horack, Albert Fink, Kay Wolbaum, Walter Fink, Casey and Dorothy Fink, Andrew Ell, Stephen Kraft, Chris Horack. Adam was born and raised in the Francis area. He married Anna Fink and together they raised 7 children. Adam was a hard working farmer who found enjoyment in socializing with family and friends. In his later years some of Adam's greatest joys included teasing his kids and grandchildren, many hands of crib, good whistling tunes, feeding his birds and going fishing. A funeral service was held at St. Francis Roman Catholic Church in Francis on Friday, July 24, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Louis Abello, celebrant. Interment followed at the Francis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Adam's memory can be made to the charity of choice or Alzheimer Society of Sk. 301-2550-12th Avenue, Regina, Sk. S4P 3X1. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Weyburn, SK (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"
Agnes Belle Howitt
On Thursday, July 23, 2009, Agnes Belle Howitt passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 98. She was born January 24, 1911 to Charles and Stella Henderson, the fifth of eight children. She married James Howitt on June 19, 1942. She was predeceased by a daughter, Lucille Ann born August 4, 1943 and who passed away on January 16, 1947 at the age of three and by her husband, James on October 4, 1983, her parents, Charles and Stella Henderson, two sisters, Mary Ellen and Myra, two brothers, Lawrence and Cyril, three brothers-in-law, Ross Munshaw, Arthur Irwin, Ernest Tedford, four sisters-in-law, Alice Henderson, Amy Johnson, Margaret Barnstable, Edna Bjorndahl and brother-in-law, Bill Howitt. She leaves to mourn her three sisters, Edith Munshaw, Ina Irwin and Wilma Tedford, all of Estevan and numerous nieces and nephews. Agnes lived during the homestead years and the dirty thirties. She became a very saving person. Born into a large family, she became her mother's helper and an excellent cook. She enjoyed entertaining. There were many house parties at the Henderson home and later the Howitt household. Ernest and Wilma Tedford were a special family to her. James worked on the Tedford farm and Ernest and James became more like brothers as Ernest was an only child, and they spent many family holidays together. Agnes was very active and energetic and was full of joy. One of her favourite expressions was, 'great things come in small packages' as she was very petite in stature. She enjoyed her sisters and brothers, their families and her friends. There was never a lack of baking when they would come for a visit and her home was always immaculate. Her garden and flowers gave her much joy and she enjoyed showing what she was growing. The family spent many Christmases and special occasions together, and Agnes will always be remembered in their hearts with a smile on her face, a giggle or two and a great big warm hug, you could find no greater friend, sister or aunt. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, July 29th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. A Private Family Interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Agnes to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (306-842-5432)
Harding, Ernest Robert
Sepetmber 10th, 1925 July 24th, 2009
It is with saddened hearts that we say goodbye to our dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Ernie left us peacefully with his family by his side. Ernie was born in Weyburn to Ernest Harding of Bath Sommerset, England and Betsy Kennedy of Kirriemuir, Scotland. Ernie is predeceased by his parents, his sister Gladys, a special nephew Norm, Laddie and Booty (pets) Surviving is his wife of 62 years Ferne, three daughters and one son: Ruth (Denis) Bakaluk and their children, Darla (Jerzy) Pawlowski and family, Ashley and Stephanie Senger; Deanna Mcale and family, Brianna and Steven Crawford; Erna (Ken) Hemphill and family, Rick (Sheila) and Cole; Bobbi Hemphill (Dave Schmidt) and family, Jenessa and Joshua; Roger Harding and family, Robbie (Karen) Harding and family Semiah and Kasia, Chrissie (Matt) Robblee and family Dayton and Chase; Carla Harding (Jeff Tannahill) and family Chantelle (Blair) Gibson and Melissa Strauch. Special family members: Shirley and Jerry, Myrt, Marg and Ray, Lee, Scott, Barb, Pat, Ken and Dianne, Dale and Irene, and Merlin. Ernie married Ferne (Bennett) on September 12, 1946 in Plentywood, Montana. They spent many summers travelling in their motorhome, camping, fishing, and visiting different states. Ernie could always be found in his garden or sitting on the deck watching people, the birds and the squirrels with his best friend Little Laddie. Ernie's greatest joy was his family and he was excited about the arrival of his great great granddaughter in November. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. Rhonda Bosch officiating along with Rev. Tetteh Akunor. Family tributes were given by Brianna Crawford (great granddaughter), Chantelle Gibson and Melissa Strauch (granddaughters) and by his son, Roger. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Robbie Harding, Rick Hemphill, Steven Crawford, Jerzy Pawlowski, Matt Robblee and Blair Gibson. In lieu of flowers make donations to Palliative Care, Regina Pasqua Hospital or the Lung Association. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, SK (306-842-5432)
Malcolm Theodore Nelson
October 13, 1907 to July 24, 2009.
Malcolm Theodore Nelson passed away at the age of 101 years in the Weyburn General Hospital on Friday July 24, 2009 after a short illness. Malcolm was predeceased by his wife Pauline, two brothers and 3 sisters. He is survived by his son Richard Nelson (Giselle); his granchildren, Kelly Nelson, Ricki-Lee Fossenier (Kevin); two great grandchildren, Malcolm Nelson and Ryker Fossenier; also many neices, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He was born and raised in the Midale area. Malcolm and Pauline ran a mixed farming operation for 52 years, retiring to Weyburn at the age of eighty-eight, in 1996. Malcolm enjoyed most spectator sports, especially baseball and hockey. Malcolm and Pauline spent many years travelling to the Caribbean Islands, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and various other places early in their retirement. A graveside service was held at Green Acres Memorial Gardens on Monday July 27, 2009 with Rev. John Ferrier, officiating. All in attendance were honorary pallbearers. For those so wishing, donations in memory of Malcolm may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Weyburn, SK (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"
Emily passed away with her family by her side at Providence Place, on July 26, 2009. Emily, at the age of 73, predeceased by her husband Matt, (2003). Loving mother of Rita Kennedy of Edmonton AB, Cliff Malaschuk of Estevan, Mathew Malaschuk of Moose Jaw, and Rhonda Enns (Troy) of Moose Jaw. She will be missed by her sister Lily Szukaylo (Harry), nephew Ken (Harmony) Szukaylo and their children Kayly and Kyle. Emily was born on March 11, 1936 to John and Mary Blazeiko in West Bend. She married Matt in 1954 at the Model Farm Church in West Bend and started their family in 1956. They spent most of their married life in the Halbrite area, but moved to Weyburn in their later years. Emily is predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Blazeiko and by her niece Cindy Szukaylo. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 31, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Parkview Funeral Chapel, 474 Hochelaga St. West, Moose Jaw.