Szymon "Sam" Siwy
Szymon "Sam" Siwy passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 at the age of 94 years. Sam is survived by his devoted and loving wife Stefania, who, together would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this Wednesday, November 26th, five sons, Zyg (Judy), Eddie, Ted, Yosef (Colleen), and Mike; two daughters Wanda Duke, Krystyna (Ed) Schornagel, twenty-seven grandchildren and two great-grand children. Sam was predeceased by his parents and his son, Johnny Siwy at the tender age of 19 and his son-in-law, Ron Duke, age 54. Sam was a very proud man of presence and stature. He took particular pride in his Polish heritage and was famous for sharing many stories of his childhood and war experiences with anyone who came to visit. He had a passion for gardening and became well known for his immaculately groomed garden, which often produced huge vegetables that were pictured in the Weyburn Review. Sam often took time to provide advice to other gardeners that wanted the same results. Sam was a man of kindness and had an enduring love for his family. He will be very fondly remembered for all of his words of wisdom, Polish war stories, accordion playing and his powerful bass singing voice. Sam was born in Podzameczek, Poland, October 27th, 1915, and lived in Poland enduring much hardship, working in deplorable conditions. He joined the Polish Army at an early age and after serving for 2 years in World WarII, he was taken prisoner and spent the next 5 3/4 years in a German P.O.W. camp, escaping in early 1945. He arrived in Canada on October 22,1948 and at first settled in Fillmore. He eventually moved to Griffin. where he married Stefania. He worked at many jobs and while working on the track gang with CPR, hurt his back and was faced with finding a new career. He went to School in Regina and became a barber and became a well-known entity as the owner of Siwy's Barber Shop. After his retirement, Sam continued to welcome his many friends and customers to his home for their regular trim. He will be missed. Many people helped Sam live his final years in this world, but his family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Paszkiewicz and all the caregivers at the Weyburn Special Care Home, for their amazing care and devotion. A Prayer Vigil was held on Sunday November 22nd, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. from St Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral Liturgy was held Monday, November 23rd, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. from St Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Gerry Bauche celebrant. Internment followed at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active Pallbearers were Mike Siwy, Warren Siwy, Ronnie Duke, Jordan Schornagel, Tiffany Siwy, Steven Siwy, Dustin Schornagel and Amanda Siwy. Honorary Pallbearers were family and all those who loved him. For those so wishing, donations in memory of Sam may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Weyburn (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"
October 4, 1943 November 19, 2009
On Thursday November 19, 2009, Faye passed away at Foothills Country Hospice, Okotoks, AB at the age of 66 years. She was predeceased by her husband Peter Friedrichsen, parents Albert and Cora Matters, son Grant Friedrichsen, brother Lloyd Matters, sister Lorraine Neilson and husband Don, nieces, aunts, uncles & grandparents. Faye will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Cindy (Larry) Pickett grand-children Meghan and Jordan, son Garry (Nancy) grandchildren Peter and Jack, grandchildren Natasha and Dirk Friedrichsen, sisters Laura (Allen) Larsen, LouVonne (Orville) Skjerdal, twin Fern (Morris) Hillstead, in-laws in Germany, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Faye grew up in the Lake Alma area, raised her family in Weyburn moved to Ponoka and then to Okotoks, AB. She met her husband Peter in Weyburn, and married in 1960 at a double wedding with Faye's twin sister Fern & Morris Hillstead, with whom they shared many good times together. Faye was employed the majority of her career as a Physical Therapy Aide which she enjoyed immensely as it enabled her to meet many people, stay busy and care for people in need. Faye worked as an aide in the Weyburn Nursing Home and then spent the majority of her career in the Weyburn Union Hospital helping many people providing Physiotherapy care. She continued her physiotherapy career at the Ponoka Centennial Centre Hospital from where she retired in 2008. Beyond work, her favorite leisure activities included gardening, visiting with friends and acquaintances, cottaging, camping, and traveling to some of her favorite destinations such as Mexico. Faye truly loved being near and involved with her family, often planning gatherings and preparing all our favorite foods. She was very concerned for the well-being of others around her, making sure she stopped to offer support to any person who looked in need and provide a few encouraging words or hands of help. She kept busy and felt she contributed by offering her helping hands for any project requiring organizing, home remodeling or cleaning. We will never forget her big heart and helpful soft nature. We will miss her very much. A memorial service will be held for Faye on Thursday, Nov 26 at 1 pm at the Okotoks Evangelical Free Church. In Faye's memory, donations can be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, or The Foothills Country Hospice Society, Okotoks, Alberta.
Leonard Andrew Petersen
Leonard Andrew Petersen, beloved dad, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away peacefully on November 15, 2009. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Violet (nee Stewart); his parents, Christian and Myrtle Petersen; his daughter-in-law, Judy; his parents-in-law, Sandy & Dona Stewart; four brothers, Clarence, Clifford, Norman and Elmer; two sisters, Norma Vaksdal and Evelyn VonHagen; a nephew, Keith Petersen; sisters-in-law, Lorraine Petersen, Sylvia Petersen, Molly LaRoque, Myrtle Timmerman and Doreen Topolinsky; brothers-in-law Randal LaRoque, Stan Timmerman, Danny Topolnisky, Oscar Stewart and Alec Stewart He is survived by his son, Lance (Debra) Petersen of Lake Alma; grandchildren Stewart (Annette), their children Cody, Kelsey & Ty of Weyburn; Jason (Laura Lee) of Lake Alma; Chris (Leah) and their children Ethan & Reese of Weyburn; Alana and her children Kayla, Shayanna, Trey & Telson of Carnduff; step grandchildren Nicole Nyhus and her children Emily and Elisabeth of Regina, Josh Filion of Regina and Barry Filion of Edmonton, AB; two brothers, Ken (Sophie) of Weyburn and Larry (June) of Regina; sister-in-law Grace Stewart of Kearns, ON; brothers-in-law Doug VonHagen of Saskatoon, James (Evelyn) Vaksdal of Surrey, BC and Wayne (Betty) Stewart of Kirkland Lake, ON; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held on Monday, November 23rd at the Zion Lutheran Church of Weyburn with Pastor Martin Olson officiating with a lunch following. Interment took place at Saron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Radville & District Health Centre Foundation, Box 310, Radville, SK, S0C 2G0 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 279 3rd Ave. N, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 2H8. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Weyburn (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"
Rick Smart late of Weyburn passed away Sunday November 22 at the age of 60 years. Rick was predeceased by his mother, Mary Smart; and father-in-law, Donald Leguee. Rick is survived by his wife, Barb Smart, Weyburn; his three daughters: Melissa Smart (Travis Pederson), Samantha Smart and Kristin Smart all of Weyburn; mother-in-law, Elsie Leguee, Weyburn; sisters-in-law: Elaine (Herb) Willberg, Aldergrove, BC, Norma (Ross) Banga, Regina; brother-in-law, Russ (Sharon) Leguee, Fillmore as well as several nieces and nephews. Rick was a sports lover, especially curling and golf. He was always there to cheer on his family, no matter how far he had to go. Not only did he love sports, but also had a big heart for animals, especially his dog Dexter who would never let dad leave home unless he was riding in the passenger seat. Rick was a great family man and will truly be missed. "We love you forever daddy." Service of Rememberance for Rick was held Thursday, November 26, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Internment followed at the Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were all in attendance at the service. For those so wishing, donations in memory of Rick may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 917 A. Albert St, Regina, SK, S4R 2P6 or The Weyburn Humane Society Inc., Box 1062, Weyburn, SK, S4H 2L3. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Weyburn (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"
Robert Joseph Lowes
Robert Joseph Lowes passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 in Moose Jaw. Bobby was born on July 31, 1923 in Weyburn. Bobby was predeceased by his parents, Annie May Lowes and Samuel Julius Lowes, as well as his sisters Nettie, Rowena, Dorothy, Doris, and his brother Larry. He is survived by his sisters Betty, Audrey and Doreen; his special friend and nephew Doug Conn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Many thanks to all Bobby's friends and extended family at Valley View Centre in Moose Jaw, where he lived for many years. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the Valley View Centre Assembly Hall. Burial will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery in the Lowes Family plot, in Weyburn at a later date. For those so wishing, donations in memory of Bobby may be made to the Valley View Centre Grants & Donations Fund, Box 1300, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4R2. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. James Murdock, Funeral Director. 693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com
Myrtle Catherine Carlson (nee: Day)
Myrtle Catherine Carlson (nee: Day) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at the Weyburn Special Care Home. Myrtle was 92 years old. She was born on March 17, 1916 to Stanley and Maggie Day at the family farm north of Meyronne. She was the eldest of five children. She attended the Glendarchy and Meyronne schools where she completed her grade 12. She went on to take a secretarial course in Regina. Myrtle married Lawrence Carlson of Frontier on August 2, 1940 at Moose Jaw. They moved to a farm near Frontier and later moved back to Meyronne to help Myrtle's Dad on the farm when her two older brothers went to War. In 1945 they purchased and moved to a farm north of Kincaid, but due to the country school closure, moved into Kincaid in 1948. They lived there until Lawrence's passing in May, 1992, leaving Myrtle with the hard decision to leave Kincaid. In September, 1992, she moved to Weyburn so she could be closer to family members. She lived at Legion Towers until July 2003 when she moved to the Weyburn Special Care Home and remained there until her passing. She was a homemaker for most of her life, taking in boarders from time to time and cooking for various crews in the area. She also worked at the Kincaid Hospital, starting in the laundry and then as a cook for approximately ten years. She also did census taking and election enumerations. Myrtle liked being outdoors enjoying horseback riding when she was younger, then tending to her vegetable garden, tulips, flowers and raising chickens and turkeys. One of her main passions in life was cooking for family and friends. She was a very active member of the United Church and was also a member of the United Church Women. She was actively involved in the Women's Institute and was a life member of the Alexandria Rebekah Lodge #14 in Weyburn. If anyone in the community needed a helping hand she was always there. She loved company, whether it was family, friends or a stranger and always made everyone feel at home. Family was a big part of her life and she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was especially proud when the 5th generation of her family was born in July 2000 making her a great great grandmother. The love she gave us will always remain in our hearts. She will be forever missed. Myrtle was predeceased by her parents, Stanley and Maggie Day; her husband, Lawrence Carlson; sister Phyllis Day; three sisters-in-law, Lue Day, Betty Day and Helen Day. Myrtle will be lovingly remembered by her children: Doris Welsh of Calgary, AB; Lyle (Joyce) Carlson of Ceylon; and Dwight (Anne) Carlson of Calgary, AB; Grandchildren: Daryl (Billie Jean) Welsh, Dolores (Greg) Hoffart, Randy (Diana) Carlson, Mark (Leah) Carlson, Trevor (Lana) Carlson, Derrick Carlson and Heather Carlson Acton; Great Grandchildren: Micaels, Brody and Matthew Welsh; Kimberley (Garnet) Hall, Brett and Catherine Hoffart; Logan and Nathan Carlson; Riley, Davin and Tyler Carlson; Naomi, Adrian and Julian Acton; great great grandchildren: Jesse and Rebekah Hall; three brothers, Chester Day of Regina, Cliff Day of Lafleche, and Cecil (Joan) Day of Calgary, AB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Celebration of Myrtle's Life was held at Grace United Church, Weyburn on December 20 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Barnabas officiating. Pallbearers were: Randy Carlson, Mark Carlson, Trevor Carlson, Daryl Welsh, Greg Hoffart and Brett Hoffart. The Rebekah's were also present as an Honor Guard. Interment will follow at the Kincaid Cemetery, Kincaid at a later date. Those wishing to do so may make a donation in memory of Myrtle to the charity of their choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)
Neil Alexander McTaggart
Neil Alexander McTaggart passed away peacefully at Parkway Lodge in Weyburn, SK at age 96 on Friday, December 26, 2008. Neil was born on December 1, 1912 to Alex and Mary McTaggart on the family farm south of Colgate. During the Depression he quit school after taking his grade 8 and helped on the farm. Neil was always interested in sports. He played baseball in his early years. In 1929 he started curling learning to curl with tin cans at home on the dugout. He loved to go to Bonspiels and didn't miss many for miles around. He also enjoyed golfing and after retiring to Weyburn took up bowling as well. Neil married Annie McLeod of McCord on March 23, 1943. Together they raised two daughters, Isabell and Donalda. Neil spent almost 70 years of his life on the same family farm on which he was born. He and Annie attended a few Silver Brooms over the years which they thoroughly enjoyed. In 1982, he and Annie retired and moved to Weyburn. Neil was always active in Colgate community affairs. He was Secretary-Treasurer of the local community club for 24 years, President of the Lorndale Telephone Company for 20 years and Secretary-Treasurer of the Colgate Golf Club. He was also a Church Elder for the Colgate United Church for many years. Family was very important to Neil and on their many trips to Ontario he made sure he visited every relative that he could. He was very proud of his six grandchildren and later on of his 10 great grandchildren. During the past year, he even enjoyed a few visits from his one and only great-great grandson. His grandchildren recall learning cribbage from Grandpa and playing many games of pool with him while he patiently lined up their shots for them. After Annie passed away in 2005 Neil moved into Parkway Lodge where he spent the past 3 years. Predeceased by his mother Mary McTaggart, his father Alex McTaggart, wife Annie McTaggart, brother James Lewis McTaggart, sisters Bessie McTaggart and Ada Bellamy and brother-in-law Richard Bellamy, great-granddaughter Kaitlyn Robertson. Neil is survived by daughters Isabell (Rob) Willock and Donalda (Don) Neill; grandchildren Donald (Melodie) Willock, Darren (Sherry) Neill, Trevor (Dawn) Willock, Donnita (Wes) Maas, Alana (Jim) Robertson, Allison (Steve) Massel; great grandchildren Kristi, Alexandra, Hayden and Sydney Willock; Amy and Steven Neill; Brendon and Jordan Maas; and Kaine and Brooke Robertson; great-great grandson Jaken Willock; sister-in-law Matilda McTaggart; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church with Reverand Barnabas officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Honorary Pallbearers were Art Stinson, Wally Oliver, Ian McDougall, Eddy Bartlett, Dalton Lafoy and Elwood Kinchen. The active Pallbearers were Donald Willock, Darren Neill, Trevor Willock, Wes Maas, Jim Robertson and Steve Massel. For those so wishing, donations in memory of Neil may be made to Grace United Church Memorial Fund, Weyburn, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Weyburn (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"
Allen Stewart Towne
Allen Stewart Towne born on Aug. 20, 1947, in Halbrite, SK, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2008 from cancer. Allen was predeceased by mother Helen in 1962 and father Lloyd in 2004. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Karen, brothers LeRoy (Patricia) and Terry as well as nephews Greg (Trisha) and Scott (Jessica) and great nieces Emily and Sarah. Allen is fondly remembered by Karen's parents Harold and Freda Allen, and Karen's sisters Diann (Cam), Lorna (Kevin), and Wendy as well as nephew Sean and nieces Jessica and Brittany. He also leaves behind family in Saskatchewan and Alberta including Aunt Doris Atter, step-brothers Dave (Virgina) Stockham, Kim Stockham and step-sisters Pat (Paul) Kusmire and Donalda (Bob) Johnston and numerous other extended family members. Allen worked for Island Asphalt for over 35 years, eventually becoming their Controller. Allen and Buncy Sangha developed a close relationship and enjoyed time spent together including many trips to Las Vegas. Allen treasured the relationships and friendships developed over his many years working at Island Asphalt and was seen as a mentor by some of his fellow workers. He will be missed by his 'golfing buddies' at Glen Meadows and many friends in Victoria, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Allen maintained contact with a wide network of friends and family who were all very special to him. He treasured his regular trips back to the Prairies. Allen will be missed by all who knew him. A special thank you to Dr. Bullock. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the BC Cancer Foundation, VI (2410 Lee Ave, Victoria BC, V8R 6V5). A Celebration of Life was held at 2:00 PM Sunday, January 4, 2009 at Glen Meadows Golf Course (1050 McTavish Road, Sidney, BC).
Clarence Whitaker "Ikie" Buckner
Clarence Whitaker "Ikie" Buckner passed away on December 25th, 2008 at the age of 91 years. Clarence was predeceased by his father, Roscoe; mothers, Ella and Cora; his wife Jean Buckner; sisters, Hazel Buckner, Ella V. Buckner; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack McNay, Bud Jackson, Deborah (Art) Gosselin, Florence (Louis) Rozan, Chris (King) Hubbard, Laurie "Larry" (Mildred) Gregory, Louise (Jack) Stoughton, Mark (Pauline) Gregory, Grace (Cecil) Allan, Dennis (Lois) Gregory, George Dexter, one niece, Dianne and great niece, Becky. Clarence is survived by his brother, Jon (Oval) Buckner, North Carolina, sisters June McNay, Missoula, Montana, Louise Jackson, Regina, Bonnie Joan (Frank Buckner) Alabama, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral service for Clarence Buckner was held on Monday, December 29, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. The Active Pallbearers were: Ryan Dean, Jeff Buckner, Zak Buckner, Douglas Jackson, Dexter Jackson and Chad Delanoy. Honorary Pallbearers were members from the Weyburn Royal Canadian Legion and the Weyburn Elks. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. For friends so wishing, donations in memory of Clarence may be made to the Veterans Comfort Fund, Knox Presbyterian Church or a Charity of Choice. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, 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"
Peggy Williamson of Weyburn, SK. passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2008 at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her parents, Harry and Lillian Walter; her husband, Robert; and one brother, Jack Walter. Peggy is survived by one brother, Ernest (Alice) and sister-in-law, Dorothy; two sons, Allan (Sandy Stewart) and Joel (Lisa) and one daughter, Linda (Meritt Spence). Peggy is also survived by her grandchildren, Riley Spence, Robert Spence (Joelle), Memory Williamson (Colin Dammann), Graham Stewart, Jasmine and Alicia Williamson; great-grandchildren, Kale and Shelby Williamson and Hailey Spence. At Peggy's request, there was no funeral service. For friends and family so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Peggy to Tatagwa View, House 5. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn (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"