William Serphim Uhrich
On Sunday, December 16, 2007, William Serphim Uhrich late of Tribune, passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 99 years. William was predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Katherine Uhrich; his wife, Beatrice in August, 2000; sisters: Edna Praill and Tillie Oxelgren, and twins, Francis and Theresa. William will be lovingly remembered by his family: daughter, Jean (Michael) Woodard and their children: Aaron (Angela) Woodard and their twins, Kelsey and Nicole, Kevin (Shauna) Woodard and their daughter, Ella; daughter, Rita (Donald) Zackrisson and their children: Reginald Zackrisson, Bonita (Darren) Larson and their children: Alexis, Lundee and Cordel, Trent (Angela) Zackrisson and their children: Emma, Jillian and Ryder; son, Brian (Frances) Uhrich and their children: Devin (Breanne) Uhrich and Tracy (Vince) Strem; son Dennis Uhrich (Marlene Hawley); son, Ian (Joan) Uhrich and their children: Colin, Paul and Lauren; son Leo (Lynn) Uhrich and their children: Sheldon, Jason and Cassandra, Sr. Tina Uhrich (Grey Nuns), Kurt (Jacqueline) Uhrich and their son, Max; sisters-in-law: Ruby Frank and Dorothy Lyons; brother-in-law: Mervin (Margaret) Johnson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. William Serphim Uhrich was born November 11, 1908 in Poland. He arrived in Tribune, at the age of eight years from St. Joseph's Orphanage in Winnipeg, MB. He was adopted by the family of Anthony and Katie Uhrich who already had daughters, Tillie and Eda. In 1976 on the occasion of her 100th birthday, he was able to meet his birth mother for the first time at London, ON since he had been placed in the orphanage at the age of two or three years. William attended Big Timber School up to Grade 8, but he truly was a 'life-long learner', always reading to increase his knowledge. He began working for the Canadian Consolidated Grain Company at Tribune, in August, 1938. On January 28, 1943, he married Beatrice Johnson, the same year that he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. As an air frame repairman in the R.C.A.F. he was stationed at Toronto, Galt, St. Thomas, Winnipeg, Souris and Weyburn. He was discharged from the R.C.A.F. in 1945. Upon his discharge, he returned to the C.C.G.C. as a grain buyer at Tribune. In 1957 he was appointed traveling superintendent in south east Saskatchewan. When the company was sold to the United Grain Growers in 1959, Willie returned to grain buying in Tribune until his retirement in 1973. A very devout Catholic, he was parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Tribune until the passing of his wife Beatrice in August of 2000 when he joined the Parish of St. Vincent de Paul in Weyburn. He was a 4th Degree Knight, receiving an Honorary Life Membership of the Knights of Columbus in March, 2007. He was very instrumental in every aspect of the construction of the St. Mary's Church, its upkeep and repair. He served on many if not all committees of his parish over the years. Willie help many positions with the South Saskatchewan Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion #306 - Tribune/Oungre. Over the years he had been a councilor for the village of Tribune, the R.M. of Lomond, the Radville School Unit,Tribune District. At Oungre Memorial Regional Park, he volunteered many hours again with the construction of several of the facilities, in particular, the mini-golf course and the Centennial Building. He also volunteered at the Tribune Community Hall, helping in the construction and building of cupboards and cabinets. From around 1915 until September 2000 he lived in Tribune. After the death of his wife in 2000, he moved to Weyburn. He lived at Eden Homes from September 2000 until December 2005. From January 2006 until the time of his passing on Sunday, December 16, 2007, he resided at the Weyburn Special Care Home on 5th Street. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all he knew and loved. A Funeral Mass was held Friday, December 21, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune, with Fr. Gerry Bauche Celebrant. Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune. The pallbearers were his grandsons: Devin Uhrich, Colin Uhrich, Aaron Woodard, Kevin Woodard, Reg Zackrisson and Trent Zackrisson. Donations may be made to St. Mary's Church, Tribune, Sk S0C 2M0, or to Oungre Memorial Regional Park, make cheque payable to the R.M. of Souris Valley No.7, Oungre, SK S0C 1Z0. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (306-842-5432)
Robin Brent Butler
On Monday, January 7, 2008, Robin Brent Butler passed away in Regina, at the age of 48 years. Predeceased by his grandparents, his one nephew, Jamie Throssell and by one cousin, Jason Weins. Robin is survived by his mother, Dolores (Ernie) Honig of Weyburn, and his sisters: Wendy Nargang, Cindy Butler (Merv Diamond), and Shelley (Ron) Bacon; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Robin was born April 7th, 1959 at Moose Jaw. He attended St. Dominic and St. Michaels Jr. High schools in Weyburn. He was unemployed due to a medical condition. He lived in several cities: Toronto, Vancouver, Regina, Weyburn and New Orleans. He loved his Sundays for watching his favorite sports and reading the newspaper. He really enjoyed working in the yard. Robin was not an avid participant in the church, but he was an avid believer in God. Robin had a huge heart when it came to underprivileged people; an example being, he would take the last bit of food he had and give it to a family in need, among numerous other kind deeds. Robin will be loved and missed by all that knew him. Funeral service was held Friday, January 11 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The pallbearers were: Ron Bacon, Mo Giroux, Brent Bacon, Corey Bacon, Wayne Honig and Dave Keen. Donations may be made in memory of Robin to the Ulcerative Colitis Association or to Alcoholic's Anonymous. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
Sim Kosior, Fillmore, died on Friday, December 28, 2007 at the age of 88 years. The funeral mass was celebrated in St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Fillmore on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. by Rev. Ed Hengen. Interment followed in the Fillmore Memorial Cemetery. Prayers were held in the church on Tuesday, January 1, at 7:30 p.m. The casket bearers were: Kyle Kosior, Keith Kosior, Riley Kosior, Curtis Kosior, Lisa Kalberg and Kent Kalberg. Honorary attendants were: Jennifer Kosior, Amanda Kosior, Shelley Markewich and everyone present at the mass. Sim was born at Tidi Lake, AB but lived and farmed most of his life in the Fillmore area. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and also loved the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting and gardening which he shared with his children and grandchildren. Sim was predeceased by his parents Frank and Mary (nee Gdanski) Kosior; wife Nora in 2003; brother Jack Kosior; daughter-in-law Jean Kosior in 2007; sister-in-law Alma Cormier and brothers-in-law: Tom, Ernest and Leo Perra. He is survived by his children: Brian (Debbie) Kosior, Fillmore, Lionel Kosior, Fillmore and Rita Kosior, London, ON; grandchildren: Curtis (Shelley) Kosior, Regina, Lisa (Kent) Kalberg, Griffin, Kyle (Amanda) Kosior, Grand Forks, N.D., Keith (Jennifer) Kosior, Melville, and Riley Kosior of Fillmore; siblings: Val (Kit) Kosior, Regina, Viola (Elmer) O'Byrne, Regina, Vera (Terry) Brown, Outlook, Monica Romanowich, Oxbow, and Leo (Donnie) Kosior, Fillmore; his nieces and nephews and brother-in-law Dominic (Buddy) Perra, Wolseley. The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Laurie Rey of Tubman Cremation and Funeral Services.
Phyllis Eileen Knouse
Sept. 17, 1919-Jan. 4, 2008)
Phyllis passed away peacefully on Friday, January 4, 2008 at Pioneer Village Nursing Home where she was receiving respite care. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Mabel Winter; husband, Arthur in 1974; four brothers: Alf, Harold, Gliss and Jack; three sisters: Grace Murray, Florence Hamilton and Gladys Olver. Phyllis will be deeply missed by her children, Wayne (Donna) and Florence (Gary) Nicholas and by her grandchildren, Annette (Ken) Allen, Dale (Carolyn) Knouse, Chad (Carrie) Nicholas and Joel Knouse. She was always devoted to her family and most recently derived great joy from her nine great granddaughters: Emma, Megan and Kalla Nicholas; Cassandra, Jocelyn and twins Gabrielle and Catrina Knouse; and Paige and Hayley Allen. Phyllis was born and educated at Yellow Grass, growing up on her parents' farm where she and Art were married in 1938. They began farming in the Prairie Cona District, south-west of Lewvan. They soon became active in the Lewvan community and later Yellow Grass. Phyllis was always an equal partner, helping out where needed, whether it be in grainfields or raising chickens and gardening. She continued her dedication as Wayne's helper after Art's untimely death. Phyllis was always supportive of family wherever called upon, which was often. She was devoted to her Christian faith and service, whether it be her many years of teaching Sunday School, working on special projects or faithful attendance in Lewvan, Yellow Grass, Weyburn or Regina. Knox-Metropolitan, in particular the Amity U.C.W. Unit, held a prominent role in Phyllis' life. Phyllis always valued many friendships in Yellow Grass and later Rainbow Towers and Marian Chateau Retirement Villa in Regina. Many folks were fortunate to be recipients of her caring ways. Travel continued to be one of her passions as she continued to travel south to Weslaco, Texas, as she and Dad had done, as well as enjoying bus tours with her travel buddies. A Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving was held at Knox-Metropolitan United Church, 2340 Victoria Avenue on Tuesday, January 5, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Kitchen officiating. Interment followed in the Yellow Grass Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Knox-Metropolitan United Church, 2340 Victoria Ave., Regina, Sask. S4P 0S6 or to Yellow Grass United Church, Yellow Grass, Sask. S0G 5J0. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral and Cremation Services, Regina. An online book of condolences may be signed at www.speersfuneralchapel.com.
Robert Martin, late of Weyburn, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2008 at the age of 93 years. Robert was predeceased by his parents Anton and Rosina Martin; his brothers, Frank Martin and John Martin; his sisters, Emma Schinborn and Eva Hamilton; his sister in infancy, Katie Martin; his daughter, Valerie Whalley; brothers-in-law, Andrew Hovanak, Lou Schinborn and Burns Hamilton. Robert is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Martin; his children: Elaine Kaufmann (Barry), Murray Martin (Betty Hanstock), Brian Martin (Dianne Lamers), Randall Martin (Patricia Gutfriend), Wayne Martin (Jane Lokken), Steve Martin (Deanna Fellner) and son-in-law, Wayne Whalley. His sister, Lena Hovanak; his brother, Joe Martin (Shirley); his sisters-in-law, Sarah Martin and Louise Martin along with 15 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was born in Cullen, on August 28, 1914. He farmed at Minton and Hardy, for many years. Robert was the school bus driver in these areas for many years and was also a school trustee for Ceylon and Goodtime. He retired in 1975 and they moved to Weyburn. Robert enjoyed playing cards, dancing, listening to and playing music, visiting with friends and especially playing with his grandchildren. Prayers were held at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, on Thursday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass was held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, on Friday, January 11 at 1:30 p.m. with Father Gerry Bauche celebrant. Pallbearers were his grandsons: Shaun Kaufmann, Aaron Kaufmann, Trevor Martin, Danny Martin, Cody Martin, Trenton Martin, Dallas Martin, Dylan Martin and Kyle Martin. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. For friends and family so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Robert to a Charity of Choice. 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"
Elwood Lawson McKague
Elwood Lawson McKague passed away peacefully in his sleep with family by his side on January 9, 2008 in Regina, at the age of 88 years. He was predeceased by his wife Ruth (nee Sauter); two brothers Melvin and Allan and daughter Marilyn Ross. Elwood is survived by his son Bruce (Judy) of Waterloo, ON; son Don (Judy) of Regina; daughter Maureen (Gene) Talbott of Kyle, and daughter Shelley (Ed) Germain of Alida; 12 grandchildren Cathleen, Ian, Michelle, Christine, Donny, Bonnie, Kathy, Sonya, Jeff, Jason, Clinton, Jennifer and Jesse; ten great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Elwood raised his family in Ogema, and later moved to Regina and then to Edmonton. In his retirement, Elwood moved back to Regina where he lived with Don and Judy. The family would gratefully like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Judy for the many years of excellent care for Dad. The family would also like to thank all the staff at Parkside Extendicare for their loving care of Dad over these last two months before his passing. Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service for immediate family will be held at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to sign a book of condolences online at www.regina-memorial.ca. Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Martha Rysz (nee Hoeving) of Kelowna, BC, formerly of Talmage and Weyburn, on January 7, 2008 at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Mary Hoeving; husband, Ben Rysz, two sons: Larry in infancy and Leonard in 1972, and son-in-law Robert Racine. She was also predeceased by eight brothers: John, Matt, Aloysius, Joe, Louis, Pete, Frank and Leonard, as well as two sisters: Mary Ehlert (Hoeving) and Helen Hoeving. Martha leaves to mourn one son, Allan (Patricia) Rysz, six daughters: Elaine Racine, Lorraine (Edward) Guider, Thelma Rysz, Janice Wheeler, Evelyn (Jack) Dollman and Jacqueline (Jim) Pichota and sisters-in-law Lillian Hoeving of Regina, Josephine Plonka, Weyburn, and Olga Paslawski, Golden, BC, and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Prayers were held Thursday, January 10 at the First Memorial Funeral Service Chapel. A mass of Christian burial was from the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Kelowna on January 11. Interment was in Kelowna City Cemetery. Martha achieved her education at Talmage School. She was a sports enthusiast, and was the "catcher" for the Talmage Ladies Softball team, and on occasion was the ninth player on her brothers' baseball team. Martha enjoyed horseback riding and loved to sing and play the guitar. Martha and Ben Rysz were married October 1946. She was involved with the Pro-Life Society, enjoyed gardening and playing cards. In her later years she spent much time sewing recycled clothes for charity.
On Saturday, January 5, 2008, Linda Jean Matters passed away peacefully at the age of 54 years in the Pasqua Hospital, Regina. Linda was born Nov. 15, 1953 in Weyburn at the General Hospital. She was predeceased by her grandparents and her father, Lloyd Matters. Linda is survived by her loving son Christopher, Regina; her mother Jane (Bill), Estevan; brother Lorne, Moose Jaw; sisters: Carol (Troy), Kelowna, BC, Karen (Hal), Weyburn, Connie (Terry), Weyburn, and Kathie (Tony), Wabasca, AB; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. At her request there will be no service. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Pasqua Hospital, 4101 Dewdney Ave., Regina. Arrangements entrusted to Paragon Funeral Services, 521 Victoria Ave. E., Regina. Cremation to follow.
Therese (Parnas) Binde
Therese (Parnas) Binde, 89, died January 10, 2008 at Rosewood Nursing Home in Fargo, ND. Funeral service was held at 11:00 am, Friday, January 18 at Ambrose Lutheran Church, Ambrose, North Dakota with Pastors Ron Dahle and Gary Knabe officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Ambrose. Public visitation was held Thursday from 9 am-6 pm. A prayer service for relatives and close friends was held at 7:00 pm Thursday, January 17 at Fulkerson Funeral Home in Williston. Condolences may also be received on line at www.fulkersons.com or by mail at Fulkerson Funeral Home, 218 West Highland Drive, Williston, North Dakota 58801. Therese Alvilda was born March 28, 1918, the youngest of four children to Edward and Gertrude Parnas, on the family homestead at Hoffer, southwest of Oungre. She graduated from Hoffer High School in 1934 and earned a teacher's degree at Normal School in Moose Jaw. She taught school a few years near Oungre and Arcola, a year in British Columbia, and then returned to assist her brother on the Parnas farm when her parents retired and moved to Estevan. After Therese married Paul Binde in 1948 they made their home on the Binde homestead in rural Fortuna, ND where they raised their ten children. She lived on the family farm until 2003 when she moved to Fargo, ND, first living in an assisted living apartment at Riverview Place and later at Rosewood Nursing Home. Therese had a love for music and athletics, and a thirst for knowledge. Before getting married she was active in fast pitch softball leagues as a pitcher. Later, she very much enjoyed watching her daughters' high school sports activities and continued to enjoy attending high school basketball games after her children had graduated. She continued to enjoy baseball and basketball on television until very late in life. After her children were on their own, she had more time for reading, and voraciously read her magazines and the local newspapers, keeping up on events in the world; and she was not quite satisfied until she had successfully completed the daily crossword puzzle. Therese placed a high importance on knowledge and encouraged her children to pursue post-secondary education. She excelled at music without any formal music training. The only lessons she received were when she sat with her older sister and took in second-hand the ten piano lessons her sister had received. Therese continued to pursue her interest in music by teaching herself how to play the accordion and organ, in addition to the piano. She served as organist for 25 years at the rural Trinity Lutheran Church and provided music for countless funerals and weddings. She was the Sunday School Choir pianist and produced and directed several intricate annual Christmas cantatas with the small Sunday School Choir, packing the prairie church with spectators from around the region. Her husband Paul who died in 1976, a son Nolan who died as an infant in 1956, and a son Boyd who died in 2002 preceded Therese in death. Her parents, two sisters, Gladys and Clara; and a brother, Emil, also preceded her in death. She is survived by four daughters: Diane (Dennis) Mackrell, Euroa, Victoria, Australia; Beryl (Lennie) Schrader, Fargo, ND; Nancy (Scott) Collard, Columbia Falls, MT; Sheila (Greg) Sleep, Ceduna, South Australia; five sons: Dale (Deb) Binde, Lake Park, MN; Newell Binde, Walla Walla, WA; Scott Binde, Alexandria, VA; Lyndon (Carrie) Binde, Horace, ND; and Leon (Barb) Binde, Fargo, ND; 18 grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Cemetery Fund, Hospice of the Red River Valley, or the National Alzheimer's Association.
Valerie Marvella Borys
On Wednesday, January 9, 2008, Valerie Marvella Borys, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 65 years. Predeceased by her father, Martin Eberhardt, and brothers, Arnold and Walter "Bab". Valerie will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 46 years, Lyle Borys of Weyburn, and their family: Brett (Juana) Borys of Weyburn, and their children, Melayne, Schenley, Dakota, Maren and Adair; Donna (Wes) Loucks of Medicine Hat, AB. And their children, Riley, Rody and Kyler; Ward Borys (girlfriend Shyla) of Weyburn, her mother, Emma Eberhardt of Lang, one sister, Ivy Kerr of Yellow Grass; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Valerie Marvella Borys was born December 9, 1942 at Regina. She was raised in Lang. Being the baby of the family by 17 years, she was maybe a little spoiled but treasured by her sister, Ivy, brothers, Arn and Babe. Sister Ivy of 20 years difference remembers coming home on holidays, hoping to slip in, however baby sister Valerie quietly sitting by her pillow, waiting for big sister to wake up. Valerie attended Lang School from Grade 1 to 12, then after graduating, attended secretary school in Edmonton, AB. She worked at SunLife in Regina, before marrying Lyle Borys on December 30, 1961 at Lang Lutheran Church. After marriage, she moved to Colfax to become a housewife and to raise a family. They stayed in Colfax until 1974 when the family moved to Weyburn. In 1976, Valerie started working at the Weyburn Co-op until her passing, making it 31 years of service which she enjoyed every day. She received a '30 years of Service' plaque in 2006. Valerie loved having her big garden on the Cedoux farm, and she spent many hours canning and freezing her vegetables, as well as planting and caring for her flower garden and fruit trees which she took great pride in, especially her beautiful gladiolas. Countless hours spent on her riding lawnmower and the push lawnmower to give the final touch, making the farm yard look like a park. She attended Sunday School, was baptized, married and confirmed in the Lang Lutheran Church which she and Lyle continued to attend periodically even after moving to Colfax. During her years in Colfax, she participated with functions in the Colfax Community Hall, curling rink, and the Colfax sports day. Valerie loved 'coffeeing' with the Colfax ladies and all watching 'the Edge of Night" together. In Valerie's relaxing time, she enjoyed doing her crossword puzzles, wearing out a couple crossword dictionaries, as well as numerous hours reading. Valerie took great pride in keeping their farm home and their Weyburn home neat and tidy. On cold winter evenings she enjoyed putting together very complicated puzzles and listening to Elvis Presley music. After moving to Weyburn, Valerie took up ceramics and macrame. They enjoyed spending their winter months in Weyburn and the summer on their Cedoux farm since 1974. They made many great memories traveling with friends to Mexico, Jamaica, Hawaii and on Caribbean cruises, and spending time in Arizona with sister, Ivy and her husband Jim Kerr. Valerie loved the casino machines, helping support Las Vegas. They treasured family fishing trips, Disneyland and summer holiday get-aways. Valerie loved the hot Saskatchewan summers and hated the cold winter days. She treasured spending time with her eight special grandchildren. Lyle and Valerie went for many memorable drives checking crops, livestock and machinery parts. Everyone knew her for her sauerkraut soup and creamed wild duck. Valerie also had a shoe fetish. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all she knew and loved. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, January 19, at 12:00 noon from Lang Community Hall, with Pastor Marj McLeod CLA officiating. Interment followed in Cedoux Cemetery. Donations may be made in memory of Valerie to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Weyburn General Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)