Norman Richard Frederick Barker
Norman Richard Frederick Barker passed away peacefully in Weyburn General Hospital on August 24, 2009 at the age of 80 with his wife at his side after an eight month battle with cancer and heart problems. He is predeceased by his father and mother William and Dorothy Barker of South Devon, England as well as his brothers Ronald and David and sister Dorothy. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Elinor, son Alan (Pearl), daughter Heather (Earl), grandchildren Lawrence (Tylene), Rebekka, Mark, Virginia, Greg and Elizabeth, great grandchildren Nicholas, Bethany, Dawn, Caiden Caleb, Hannah and Tristan: his sister-in-law Dorothy Barker of England as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins in the UK. Norman joined the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry and was stationed in Germany before being transferred to the medical corps RAMC where he was stationed in Boar and Far East Land Forces in Malaya. Later he trained as a psychiatric nurse in England and came to Canada in 1957 to work at the Saskatchewan Mental Hospital and later psychiatric centre. His main hobby was gardening. He loved to be with people and enjoyed his coffee group immensely. We will all miss his sense of humour and his kind listening ear. Donations can be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Royal Canadian Legion Weyburn Branch #47 for friends who wish to do so.
I love you Grandpa
Forever I will miss you,
I long for one more day,
To sit among the gardens
Sipping tea and chatting away.
You could always make me smile
And push aside the gloom.
How did I not see you age
Until it was too late?
I know you had so many years,
But I wanted you to stay.
Why did He have to take you away?
To have you here forever
Would not be long enough,
In our hearts you will carry on
Until the time we also move on.
On that day we will not fear
For we will know it is you we will see.
That day will be special and full of love
As we dance together in the clouds above.
~ Virginia Cone
Helen Smith (nee: Ellingson)
Helen Smith (nee: Ellingson) late of Weyburn passed away Friday August 28th, 2009 at the age of 87 years. Helen was predeceased by her parents Elling and Hannah Ellingson; her husband Tunis Smith; brothers Roy and George in infancy; step-son, Jay Smith. Helen is survived by sons: Roger (Irene) Smith, Regina, Sterling (Holly) Smith, Dalmeny; daughters: Paula Grant, Regina, Karen (Jim) Smith-Black, Victoria, BC, Caley (Neil) Drader, Victoria, BC; daughter-in-law Judy Smith, Hitchcock; ten grandchildren; one great grandchild; sister-in-law, Anne Ellingson, Weyburn; nieces and nephews: Arlene Selte, Weyburn, Dorene (Roger) Deschambault, Weyburn, Marlis (Luke) Periard, Weyburn, Sandra (Albert) Cleasby, Weyburn, Rodney (Carol) Ellingson, Weyburn, Lyle (Brenda) Ellingson, Regina, Randy (Barb) Ellingson, Winnipeg, MB. A visitation was held on Wednesday September 2, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The Funeral Service was held Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Estevan Pastor Kathleen Schmitke, officiating. Internment followed at the Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan. Active Pallbearers were Rodney Ellingson, Lyle Ellingson, Randy Ellingson, Blaine Kwochka, Brad Grant and Tyler Smith. Honorary Pallbearers were all in attendance. For those so wishing, donations in memory of Helen may be made to a charity of donors choice. 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"
Phillip Kot late of McTaggart passed away Sunday August 30th, 2009 at the age of 79 years. Phillip was predeceased by his parents George and Marianna Kot, sisters and brothers, Annie, Mary, Rose, John, Gregory, sister-in-laws, Bridgette Kot, Corrine Kot, Adella Kot, brother-in-laws, John McGough, John Vogel, John Schmidt, John Bauer. Phillip is survived by his family, Louis Kot, Weyburn, Frank Kot, McTaggart, Caroline Bauer, Leader, Joe Kot, Weyburn, Veronica (Russell) Soltys, Regina, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Phillip attended school at the Muckamore School. He farmed up to the day of his passing and loved it. Phillip also enjoyed picnics, ball games rodeo's and working with cattle especially in the spring with the calves. Phillip enjoyed telling a good joke to anyone that came for a visit. Prayers were held on Tuesday September 1st, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. from St Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Gerry Bauche celebrant. Internment followed at the Mctaggart Cemetery, McTaggart. Active Pallbearers were John Vogel, Josh Kot, Randy Schmidt, Blaise Kot, Robin Kot, and Claire Kot. For those so wishing, donations in memory of Phillip may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 114 3rd Street Weyburn, SK, S4H 0W2. 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"
Joseph (Joe) Busch
Joseph (Joe) Busch late of Wilkie formerly of Weyburn passed away Saturday August 29th, 2009 at the age of 86 years. Joe was predeceased by his wife, Eileen, parents, Joseph and Thersa, brother Val, three sisters, Mary Kalk, Betty Turchak and Tessie Dash. Joe is survived by his children: Barry (Sheila) Busch, Landis, Blair (Wendy) Busch, Innisfail, AB, Cheryl (Dennis) DeLaet, Davidson, Darcy (Mary) Busch, Sylvan Lake, AB, Darla (Wade) Wheeler, Cochrane, AB, 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, as well as two sisters, Kay Klassen and Evie Andrews. A Memorial Service was held Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. M Barnabas officiating. Internment followed at the Yellow Grass Cemetery, Yellow Grass. Honorary Pallbearers were all those in attendance and thoughts and prayers of those who were unable to attend. For those so wishing, donations in memory of Joe may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, Research Department, 301 2550 12th Street, Regina, SK, S4P 3X1. 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"
Kenneth Clarence McLane
Kenneth Clarence McLane late of Weyburn passed away Monday August 31, 2009 at the age of 95 years. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Dan and Vida McLane, sister, Lois (Dwight) Litschke. Ken is survived by his wife, Joan McLane, Weyburn, children, Margaret "Peggy" (Cliff) Halladay, Regina, Elizabeth "Liz" (Gerald) Walkeden, Tribune, Lorna (Osvaldo) Montanini, Regina, grandchildren, Jennifer (Scott) and daughter Natalie, Nancy Lizuck, Jeff (Joanne) and son Nathan, Kyle (Michelle) and daughter Sophie, Erin (Mike), Kristopher and Miranda Montanini, two nephews, Gary (Helene) Litschke, Calgary, AB, Ron ("Willie") Litschke, Halbrite. Memorial Service was held Friday, September 4, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. M. Barnabas, officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. For family and friends so wishing, donations in memory of Ken may be made to the Weyburn General Hospital 201 1st Ave. NE, Weyburn, SK. S4H 0N1 or Tatagwa View , Box 2003, Weyburn, SK. S4H 0W7. 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"
Alfred "Glenn" Vinge
On Wednesday, September 9, 2009, Alfred "Glenn" Vinge passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 82 years. Glenn was predeceased by his parents, Arne and Helma Vinge and his sisters, Gertrude Swantz and Ruth Nestigan. Glenn will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years, Vivian Vinge of Weyburn, and their family, two sons: John (Deb) Vinge of Wolseley, and their children, Kelly and Sarah; and Tim (Connie) Vinge of Fairview, AB, and their children, Jillian and Katie; a brother, Lorne (Karen) Vinge of Kelowna, BC and a sister, Florence (Oscar) Dolan of Great Falls, Montana; as well as many nieces and nephews. Alfred Glenn Vinge was born January 10, 1927 in Torquay, to Arne and Helma (nee Johnson) Vinge. He attended Torquay Public School, Luther College in Regina and the University of Saskatchewan where he received his pharmacy degree. On September 3, 1951 he married Vivian Sillers at Estevan. Glenn was employed in several communities including "King's Drugs" in Estevan, for three years, Oxbow Drug Store in Oxbow, for eight years and then moved to Weyburn in 1961 where he owned and operated McCoy's Drugstore. Glenn was involved in many community activities including the Weyburn Aid for Aging and Meals on Wheels, Weyburn Shrine Club, Kinsmen Club, K-40 Club, Weyburn Men's Choir, Weyburn Golf Club, Weyburn Vision Unlimited and was on the Weyburn Nursing Home Board and the Weyburn Oil Show Board. He was a member of Grace United Church in Weyburn and sang in the men's choir as he had a broad appreciation of music. Glenn enjoyed travelling and fishing in northern Saskatchewan. He loved nature, birds, plants and berry picking as well as golfing and biking. He will be missed and lovingly remembered by family and many friends. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. A private family Interment will follow. Honorary pallbearers were: Jim York, Hank Almquist, Wally Zarry, Robert Andrist, Fred Milleker, Grant Marinos, Ron Jeffery and Bill King. For friends so wishing, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grace United Church Memorial Fund or a charity of the donor's choice. We invite you to share your fond memories of Glenn at www.mem.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (306-842-5432).
Gilbert Murray Krantz
Gilbert Murray Krantz, age 83, passed peacefully with his loving family at his side, into the arms of his loving Savior on August 30, 2009 after a courageous year long battle with cancer. He is predeceased by wife Betty, daughter Lynn, grandson Brenton Fehr and his brother Bill Krantz. He leaves to mourn his wife Myrna, his daughter Debbie, his step daughters Laurie (Lowell) Fehr, Joanne Hendricks, Tracy (Lorne) Barker and Tana (Richard) Hill; his grandchildren Jessica Mills (John), Lauren Flanagan (Chris), Scott Mills (Caillin), Dustin Fehr (Jen), Michael Fehr (Chantel), Chris Hendricks (Rebecca), Shari Barker, Kim Barker, Daniel Hill, Aaron Hill and Kristi Hill; his great grandchildren Colton Flanagan; Jesse, Brady and Riley Fehr, Taelor and Parker Fehr, Cara Hendricks. Gilbert was born in Rouleau, Saskatchewan, February 2, 1926. He attended Balfour Tech in Regina and later joined the army from 1944-1946. Following that, he was a logger on Vancouver Island for a short time. He had a successful and rewarding career managing a sodium sulphate plant in Sybouts, SK until 1981. He was director of operations, then manager of Sask Minerals until his retirement in 1991. Gilbert's greatest joy in life was his family and he was always happiest when surrounded by them. His family could always count on him for love, support and wisdom. Not only was Gil loved by his wife, daughters and family, he was a friend and mentor to many men throughout his life. He lived the example of a Godly man who touched the hearts of many. Gil was an avid Riders fan and held season tickets for over 40 years. He enjoyed traveling the world by air but mostly he enjoyed the motorhome and traveling the road. He was a student of life, enjoyed learning and was a master craftsman with his painting skills and knife making. Handyman extraordinaire for each of his daughters and his church; he was continually helping wherever he could. His personal relationship with his Heavenly Father guided his actions to use his gifts of leadership and serving. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (101- 440-2nd. Ave. North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C3). Service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, at Lawson Heights Pentecostal Assembly (233 Pinehouse Drive, Saskatoon, SK) officiated by Pastor John Drisner. Interment was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4, at Chapel Grove Cemetery, Minton. Arrangements are in care of Tammy Ferrier of Acadia-McKague's Funder Centre, 955-1600.