Roger Willis Peterson
Roger Willis Peterson late of North Weyburn, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at the age of 80 years. Roger was predeceased by his parents, Hjelmer and Margetta Peterson; infant brother, Dwayne Peterson. Roger is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Helen Peterson, North Weyburn, son: Wadell (Norma) Peterson, Salmon Arm, BC and their children: Nakita and Shanika, daughter: LaVonne (Kerry) Roberts, Regina and their children: Mark [Melissa] Roberts, Brandon, MB and family, Kiara and Kori; Peter [Chelsey] Roberts, Victoria, BC and daughter Eva, Blair [Melissa] Roberts, Regina and daughter: Makena; Keri-Lyn [Alvaro] Valdez, Winnipeg, MB, Joylyn Roberts, Winnipeg, MB; son, Clayton (Nadine) Peterson, Weyburn and their children: Colby and Cory; son, Lowell (Darla) Peterson, North Weyburn and their children: Milessa, Brooke, Starlet and Karina; son, Brad (Crystal) Peterson, Saskatoon and their children: Joel, Ryan and Brennan; daughter, Michelle (Scott) Wade, Weyburn and their children: Braden, Camden, Braelee and Carlee; three sisters: Lillace Whitfield, Thessalon, ON, Ruth Bailey, Gravelbourg, Bernice Whitfield, Thessalon, ON; brother: Robert (Marilyn) Peterson, of Mortlach, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Roger Willis Peterson was born April 28, 1927 in a granary which acted as a home, on the homestead ten miles south of Radville. Roger received his education at Normal School in Moose Jaw from 1945-46 attaining his Teaching Certificate; BA and MA in Religious Studies from 1956-59 and MS in Psychology in 1974 both from Abilene Christian College in Texas. Roger married Helen Marie Sinclair on October 2, 1954 in St. Catharines, ON. Roger was a preacher and teacher throughout his life beginning at 19 years of age spanning over 47 years until 1997. He spent about 30 years at Western Christian College, five years at Fillmore School, two short terms at Nigerian Christian Bible College in Southeast Nigeria. Roger had many hobbies. He loved to skate, play guitar, fish, go for walks and loved to build and create. A visitation for Roger was held on Friday evening, March 14, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral service for Roger was held at the Church of Christ, Weyburn, on Saturday, March 15, at 2:00 p.m. with Wendell Bailey officiating. Lunch followed the at McKenna Hall, Weyburn. Interment was at Laurier Cemetery, Radville. Active pallbearers were Rogers sons and sons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers were Roger's grandchildren. For family and friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Roger to Western Christian College, 100-4400 Fourth Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 0H8. Arrangements are entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel, 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"
Arthur Herbert Vincent Elmer
Vince was born on January 27, 1923 in Yellow Grass to Arthur and Sadie Elmer. He passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Sunday, March 9, 2008 in Prince Albert, at the age of 85 years. He is survived by his loving wife Ann; sons Dwight (Elaine) of Fort Saskatchewan AB, Craig (Marilyn) of Prince Albert, Garnet (Linda) of North Battleford, grandchildren Stacy (Philip), Kisa, Scott, Sean, Catherine, Kiley and Ashlyn; brother Gordon (Mary) of Moose Jaw, sister Patricia of Vancouver, BC and numerous nieces and nephews. As well he is survived by his extended family Bill (Fran) and son Patrick Simpson and Peter (Kama) and sons Will and Max Simpson. Vince was predeceased by his first wife of 46 years Phyllis (Mitton) in 1994 and sisters Charlotte and June. Vince grew up in Yellow Grass joining the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941. He spent four years with 419 Bomber Squadron in Middleton St. George, England as an electrician working on Wellington, Halifax and Lancaster bombers. In later years, Vince was privileged to offer his expertise in the restoration of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Mynarski Lancaster, one of two remaining aircraft flying in the world today. After the war he returned to Saskatchewan and embarked on a 41 year career with Saskatchewan Power Corporation retiring in 1983. The SPC and the people he had the privilege to work with were a big part of Vince's life. That camaraderie continued well after his retirement. Following retirement, Vince remained occupied with his various hobbies including acting as historian for the reactivated 419 Squadron in Cold Lake. The library at CFB Cold Lake was named after Vince as recognition for those contributions. As well, Vince was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion dedicating his time to projects such as a gravesite registry and the enhancement of the Veterans Field of Honour in the South Hill Cemetery. Vince enjoyed taking care of his well-groomed yard and being the neighbourhood handyman. Prince Albert was his home for 56 years and very important to him. He was a Rotarian for many years and participated in various community committees. A very proud and dignified man, Vince will be missed by family and friends. He was blessed to have had a long and happy life. His accomplishments will be remembered and his closeness to family and friends will bring joy to our hearts as we reminisce and remember the man we called Dad and Vince. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19 from Wesley United Church, 65-11 Street East. The Reverend Tony Thompson will officiate. Interment of cremated remains will take place in the Veteran's Field of Honour at South Hill Cemetery. Officers and members of the Royal Canadian Legion will confer Veteran's honours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Wesley United Church. Family and friends may send email condolences to www.riverparkfuneral.ca. River Park Memorial Chapel is entrusted with the care of the funeral arrangements. 764-2727, Don Moriarty, Funeral Director.
Duane Earl Stabenow
Duane Earl Stabenow, late of Weyburn, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at the age of 59 years. Duane was predeceased by his father: Earl Stabenow. Duane is survived by his children: Scott Stabenow, Midale, Denny Stabenow, Didsbury, AB, Nikki (Darcy) Herlick, Weyburn, Duane's grandchildren: Brooke and Darien Herlick; special friend, Laurie Duncan, Weyburn; his mother, Ida Stabenow, Midale; two sisters: Lorraine (Mike) Chanig, Torquay, Pat (Tom) DeBruyne, Estevan; three brothers: Ken Stabenow, Olds, AB, Don Stabenow (Nola), Midale, Dale (Karen) Stabenow, Estevan as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Duane was born June 21, 1948 at Torquay, he was the second eldest of six children. He attended school at Midale. For many years of his life he worked in the oilfield, started out young working as a farm hand for the Hogan's. He then acquired his own truck to haul oil and salt water, which he did for two years. At 18 years old he went to the drilling rigs for a few years. At the age of 22 his first son Scott was born. He moved to Hudson Bay to work at a lumber mill for two years and at 24 his second son was born, Denny. In 1973 when Duane was 25 he began his life-long career with Shell Canada. One year later his only daughter Nikki was born. After working three years in Midale the family was transferred to Valleyview where we spent six years and eventually moved back to Midale where he finished with Shell and it then became Apache, and then retired in 1999. He then formed his own business six years ago, which he named "tickety-boo". I asked him one day where he thought up that name and he said it means "perfectly fine" and that's how I am! So he was soon named "tickety" for short. Duane kept very busy consulting out at Encana for the past six years. Duane was a great outdoorsman, he loved to ice fish, camp, hunt and his newest love was his Harley. Most weekends if there was no wind he was gone riding! If you could hear the rumbling of a Harley around town, and a big smile on his face, it was probably "tickety"! He could be three blocks away and the kids would come running in and say papa's coming! He had a special bond with his two grandchildren, he would come over with some little gadget for them and show them how to use it, but it always entertained them for hours. They loved spending every minute with papa as they were the apple of his eye. He enjoyed life to the fullest, even through all the pain and suffering he would never complain or be negative, he always kept a positive attitude, great sense of humor, loved visiting with friends and family and was always a joy to be around. Duane had made a trip a year ago down to Arizona, his dream was to retire there for the winter and find the perfect spot where he and Laurie would stay and all of us kids would fly down for a visit. It is memories like these that we will hold on to. Many thanks to S.I.C.U Regina General, Wascana Rehab Unit 3-2, Weyburn Palliative Care, Dr. Allan Fong, all the nurses who took such wonderful care of our Dad, Stella, Crystal, also Weyburn Care a Van for the use of the van for the two times we got to take Dad home, all the people who sent cards, prayers and came to visit him, it meant the world to him. The Memorial Service for Duane was held on Thursday, March 6, at 2:00 p.m. from Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier, officiating. Interment was held at Westphalia Cemetery, Midale. For family and friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Duane to the Weyburn General Hospital Palliative Care Fund. 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"
Adeline Elsie Jordan (Malischewski) 1911-2008
The family of Adeline Jordan sadly announces her passing at the Extendicare Nursing Home in Lethbridge, AB, on February 22, 2008 at the age of 96 years. She was a much loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was born to Roman and Martha Malischewski on the family farm at Mikado, SK and attended Zukumft school in the same district. Adeline leaves to cherish her memory one daughter, Gerda Chernoff, Winnipeg, MB, three granddaughters: Tracey Cunningham and Laurie Chernoff, Winnipeg, MB, Shelley (Bill) Caswell of Lethbridge, AB, and four great grandchildren, Jordan and Lauren Cunningham and Robert and Steven Caswell. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Alice Werner and Marge Malischewski as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Adeline was predeceased by her husband Fritz in 1963, her parents, Roman and Martha, her daughter Diana Abel and son-in-law, Richard Abel, three grandchildren Brenda Chernoff, Fred Abel and Stacey Abel. She was also predeceased by her brothers Ernest, Werner, Arthur and Ervin and sisters Erna Laube, Herta Welkholowa and Ethel Kazuska. Adeline was the last of eight siblings. In 1931 she married Fritz Jordan from Dusseldorf, Germany. They lived in Winnipeg, MB and in the Canora area. In 1942 they settled in Weyburn, where Adeline was employed at the Saskatchewan Hospital as a seamstress. Adeline retired after 33 years of service in 1976. After retiring she lived in Yorkton, Winnipeg and Lethbridge. Adeline enjoyed her church, family, traveling, flowers, sewing and especially family get togethers. As requested by Adeline, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place in Canora at a later date, with burial in the Canora Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
On Saturday, March 8, 2008, Keith Dickson passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 83 years. Keith Russel Dickson was born June 8, 1924, at Hardy. Predeceased by his parents, Robert and Helen Dickson; his wife, Marjorie Dickson; brother, Bob and sister, Doris (Harry) Hauglum. Keith will be lovingly remembered by his family, six children: Barry (Colleen) Dickson of Chatham, ON; Tom (Irene) Dickson of Weyburn; Judy (Don) Court of Weyburn; Marianne (Peter) Duncan of West Bank, BC; Peter (Laurie) Dickson of Fort Saskatchewan, AB; and Sam Dickson of Oxbow; 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; one brother, Bill (Janice) Dickson of Calgary, AB; sisters and brothers-in-law: Ruth Dickson of Weyburn, Gladys (Phil) Glasser of Lampman, Evans Ross of London, ON, Dick Ross of Ottawa, ON, and Lita Ross of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Fong and the staff of the Weyburn Special Care Home for the compassionate care they gave our father. You will be missed by us all, Love, your Family. Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 12, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Ryan Dickson, Deric Reaney, Allan Hauglum, Terry Zastrow, Brant Ross and Calvin Ross. Donations may be made in memory of Keith to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn. (842-5432)
Shiela Adolphe (Korchinski)
It is with great sadness that the family of Shiela Adolphe announces her sudden passing on March 13, 2008 while vacationing with friends in Cancun, Mexico. Shiela is pre-deceased by her father Fergus Stewart, first husband Jim Adolphe, sister-in-law Marilyn Stewart and step-father Fred Mecklinburgh. She leaves to mourn her husband Emil Korchinski, mother Sylvia Stewart, brothers Rick Stewart and his children Sean and Brandy and Duane (Heidi) Stewart and their children Devin and Tyler, step-sons Kevin (Glenda) Korchinski, Kirby (Sandy) Korchinski, Blair (Patti) Korchinski, Travis (Tanya) Korchinski, grandchildren Alyssa, Melissa, Jessica, Mike, David, Andrew, Brooke, Meagan and Jake, four great grandchildren Teegan, Danaka, Cole and Payton. Shiela was born January 11, 1944 and was raised in the Weyburn district. She married Jim Adolphe in 1964. Together they made their home in Regina where Shiela began her long and successful career with the federal government. Jim passed away suddenly in 1980. In 1983 Shiela married Emil Korchinski and became "Granny" to a large and growing family. In the ensuing years, Emil and Shiela's careers took them to Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Balcarres before they bought and renovated their retirement home in the Indian Head district. The move to Indian Head allowed Shiela and Emil to be near to friends and family and also provided them with the opportunity to become part of a vibrant and welcoming community. Shiela was active in the Indian Head Curling Club, the Federal Superannuates, INAC Retirees and enjoyed gardening and visiting with her grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Thursday March 20, 2008 at St. Andrews United Church, 801 Buxton Street, Indian Head, Saskatchewan. For those wishing, donations in Shiela's memory can be made to the Bell Barn Society of Indian Head. Tubmans Funeral Home Wolseley, Saskatchewan in charge of arrangements.
Minnie Katherine (Baird) Giroux, late of Weyburn, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the age of 92 years. Minnie was predeceased by her parents, John and Juliana Guider; her first husband, Fred Baird, her second husband, Robert Giroux; her brother, Peter Guider; her sisters, Margaret Dorsch and Annie Fox; her great grandson, Matthew Diemert. Minnie is survived by her daughter, Dorlane (Jim) Morrice; her sons, Edward (Shirley) Baird, Stanley (Carole) Baird; eight grandchildren: Fred (Cindy) Morrice, Arliss Morrice, Doug (Lisa) Baird, Jim (Colleen) Morrice, Kathy (Doug) Diemert, Diane (Rod) Mus, Lynnette (Kim) Snelling, Sandra (Brian) Stober; fifteen great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. During the early years of her life, Minnie worked as a housekeeper at the Anderson Café. In 1934, she and Fred Baird were married and resided in Weyburn. In 1965, Fred passed away. Several years later, Minnie married Bob Giroux and they resided in Halbrite. Minnie lived in Halbrite for a number of years after Bob passed away then she moved back to Weyburn. Minnie will be remembered for the pride she had in her family and home. Memories of coming home to the smell of homemade bread will be treasured by her family. Minnie will also be remembered for being a friendly and sociable person with a good sense of humor. She had a passion for animals, especially cats. At the time of her passing Minnie was a resident at Tatagwa View, Weyburn. A Memorial Service for Minnie Katherine "Baird" Giroux will be held at a later date in 2008 at Weyburn. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends and family so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Minnie to the Weyburn Humane Society, Box 1062, Weyburn, SK S4H 2L3. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel, 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"
William Sweeney SGT (Ret) born August 7, 1936 in Weyburn, passed away on March 15, 2008 after fighting a short battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his parents George and May (nee Barnes) Sweeney and brother Albert Sweeney. He is survived by his wife and life long friend Nicole, son Pat (Tina) and daughter Michelle (Darren) Maruska; five grandchildren Chelsey, CheriLynn, Denym, Cole, and Braydon; sister Donna (George) Chapman; brother Wilf Sweeney and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held at Moose Jaw Funeral Home on Thursday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. Padre Capt. Almeida officiated. Burial of cremains will be held at a later date. Legion Rites were under the direction of Roscoe Steele of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #59. Those so wishing may make a donation in William's name to the Canadian Cancer Society, 61B Ross St. West, Moose Jaw, Sask. S6H 2M2. Arrangements entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Todd Sjoberg, Funeral Director. 693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com
Inez Claffey was born on the homestead Dec. 28, 1915 to John and Nellie Claffey. She was the 13th of 14 children. She travelled mostly by horse and democrat, or cutter during the winter, to Meadow View school. For Grade 11 she and two friends rented a house in Hardy which was a big event being 4.5 miles from home and all. Inez stayed home until age 24 helping her folks on the farm. In 1940 she married Oscar Hendriks (deceased 1996) and moved to the farm south of Ogema where they farmed until retiring in 1985 and then moved into Ogema. During the years on the farm Marcella (deceased 2005), John and Patricia were born. For many years Inez worked as a telephone switchboard operator in Ogema. She also worked on the switchboard in Pangman and worked a short while at the Radville Nursing Home. She was an active member of the CWL in Ogema. Inez was well-respected by all who knew her. One of her greatest assets was remembering so many names, dates and birthdays. She had a long list of family and friends and loved to send and receive letters in the mail. She is dearly missed by John (Debbie), Pat, her grandchildren Kevin, Scott (Tracey), Kiley and Kelsey and her great grandchildren Matt, Sheena, Jesse, Colton and Austin. While osteoporosis became an extremely painful disease Mom surrendered to God's will at 92 years of age and passed away on March 8, 2008.
Hugh James McLeod
On Wednesday, April 2, 2008, Hugh James McLeod of Weyburn, SK passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 88 years. Hugh was predeceased by his parents, Duncan and Mary McLeod, wife, Lillian McLeod in 2003, brothers: Leslie, Dave and Willy McLeod, brothers and sisters-in-law: Norman (Margaret) McLeod, John (Minnie) McLeod, Tini (Andy) Young, Ruby (Vince) Falman, Sade (Harry) Little, Pearl Wilkie, Jenny Jordan and Marjorie Jordan. Hugh will be lovingly remembered by his family, son, Carman (Linda) McLeod of Weyburn, grandson, Darin (Leona) McLeod and their sons, Brandon and Keaton, all of Saskatoon, granddaughter, Shelley (Chad) Baudria of Weyburn, brothers and sisters-in-law: Frances McLeod of Weyburn, Gertrude (Fred) LaRocque of Regina, Murray Jordan of Langley, BC, Clarence (Olive) Jordan of Salmon Arm, BC, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Hugh James McLeod was born on September 4, 1919 on the family farm in Goodwater, SK, the youngest in a family of ten. He attended Lomond School and then helped on the farm. Hugh joined the army in 1941 and was stationed in Regina, Winnipeg and St. John. After marriage in 1944, Hugh and Lillian lived on the McLeod home farm and that fall he went to Alberta to work the harvest. In 1949 they moved to the McCuaig farm at Worcester and in 1962 purchased the farm south of Talmage, where they resided until moving to Weyburn. They were members of the United Church and Hugh was involved with the Wheat Pool. He enjoyed hunting in his younger years, and curling, helping out at the curling clubs he was active in. Family gatherings and being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren were very important to Hugh. He will be lovingly remembered by all. Funeral Services were held Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Barnabas officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Tom Tollefson, Dick Tollefson, Edward Pretty, Ken Evans, Mike Fellner and Gordon Tonn. Donations may be made in memory of Hugh to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432)
George John Verbeem
George John Verbeem, late of Weyburn passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at the age of 72 years. George John Verbeem was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Zulma Verbeem, brother Leon Verbeem, two nephews, one niece, his father and mother in law, Joseph and Margaret Zsombor, sister in law, Clara Betemps, brothers in law, Alex Fraser and Peter Michayluk. George is survived by his wife, Goldie Verbeem, his son, Kevin(Leanne) Verbeem and grandsons, Evan, Jason, Aaron and Tyson, his daughter, Diedre Corrigan and grandchildren, Michelle, David, Nicole, Michael, his daughter, Marla(David) Gotte and grandchildren, Braden, Mackenzie, his daughter, Melanie(Nolan) Bennett and grandchildren, Alyssa, Justin, his brothers, Andrew(Rita) Verbeem, Maurice(Frances) Verbeem, Joe(Marie) Verbeem, sisters in law, Eva Fraser, Irene Michayluk, Ann(Sidney) Stuber, brother in law, James Betemps, as well as many nephews and nieces. The prayer service was held at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn on Sunday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. The funeral mass was held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn on Monday, April 14 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Gerry Bauche celebrant. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. The pallbearers were Terry Verbeem, Reg Verbeem, Peter Verbeem, Jason Verbeem, Aaron Verbeem and David Corrigan. For friends and family so wishing, donations may be made in memory of George to the Alzheimer Society of Sask. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel, 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"