Murray Leroy Hunter
Murray Leroy Hunter, late of Regina passed away on April 7, 2008 at 83 years of age. He was predeceased by his daughter Penny Wingert, grandson Steven Hunter, his parents Roy and Maude Hunter, brother Lloyd, sister Alice and her husband Reg Rew. Murray will be fondly remembered by his wife Jean, children Jim (Doris), Wendy (Gary) Miller, Brian (Jeane), Gord (Lori), Neil (Myrna) and Brenda (Rainer) Baecker, son-in-law Pete Wingert, grandchildren Christine (John) Dever, Kent (Katherine) Wingert, Dean, Mike (Stephanie), Brad and Craig Miller, Chris and Melissa Hunter, Kathy and Karen Hunter, Nikki and Ashleigh Hutchison, Stephanie Hunter, Niko and Nina Baecker; as well as many family and friends. A memorial service was held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Special thanks to the staff at Veterans Wing 3-6, Wascana Rehab and to the Dialysis Renal Unit R.G.H.P. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre Street, Regina, SK S4P 2R3 or the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Regina Chapter, 1545C McAra Street, Regina, SK S4N 6H4. Family and friends are invited to sign a book of condolences online at www.regina-memorial.ca. Arrangements were entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.
Margaret Jean (nee Mathieson) Bader
On Sunday, April 6, 2008, Margaret Jean Bader, late of Regina passed away suddenly at the age of 70 years. Margaret was a wife and companion to Donald for 48 years and beloved mother to Donald Jr., Laurel and Lisa. In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by her mother Edith Mathieson and her siblings Anita Hancock, Brian Mathieson and Loaine Grandel. She has six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her father James Mathieson and will be sadly missed by many other relatives and friends. A private family interment took place. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Margaret can do so at World Vision Canada Box 2500, Mississauga, ON L5M 2H2 or to a charity of one's choice. Family and friends are invited to sign an online book of condolences at www.regina-memorial.ca. Arrangements were entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.
On Thursday, April 10, 2008, Alexander Kernahan passed away at New Hope Lodge, Stoughton at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by his parents, James and Agnes Kernahan, son, Robert Kernahan, four brothers: George, Ivan, Roland and Bert Kernahan and sister, Masie Rolufus. Alex will be lovingly remembered by his son, Michael (Jennifer) Kernahan of Corning, and his daughter, Donna Major (Tim Pattyson) of Weyburn, two grandchildren, Tracey (Fred) Fisher of Weyburn and Terence Salisbury of Weyburn, great grandson, Kassidy Fisher, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Alex was born March 7, 1926 at 8-11-7-W2 in the Handsworth district and lived in the area his whole life. To almost everyone who knew him, he was Buster. His parents immigrated from Ireland in the early 1920's from the city of Ballyclare in Antrim County. His father James Albert served in the army during both World Wars. When James left the army he bought farmland and farmed with his sons near Handsworth. Alex purchased the present farm site from Mr. Silas Grove of Handsworth. In July of 1951 he married Isabel Demeter from the Flinton district and they moved to that farm. They had three children, Donna Lynn born 1952; Robert Michael born 1953; Michael James born 1967. Sadly Robert passed away at the age of three. Alex's family and farm were the most important things in his life. There were countless family gatherings that included card games, snowmobiling and many other good times. Grey Cup day was a tradition. Hockey Night in Canada was the time for everyone in the house to be quiet. Buster curled regularly in Handsworth and Corning. In the early days there were many trips on the stone boat, parking the horses at Ed Perpete's or at Holonics'. Socializing with neighbours was a way to pass the winter. Deer hunting every fall was a must. Alex was a devoted farmer with a strong work ethic. Buster farmed with his brothers in the early days and stayed with the farm until recently. He was the first in the area to have a big round baler. He had a mixed farm of grain and cows and believed you didn't need to buy something if you could fix it yourself. Calving time, seeding and harvest were busy times of the year. Many times baby calves were brought into the kitchen on a bitterly cold night. The farm was very self sufficient raising beef, chickens, and home grown vegetables. Berry picking was a busy time as well as canning time and butchering. Alex and Isabel built their new home in the early 1960's and it survived a fire a few years later. An addition was built onto the house in the early 1980's. Buster farmed through the 1970's and the dry years of the 1980's. Changes to farming in general and the new technology in the '90's and today brought changes to the farm. Circumstances unfortunately forced Buster to move off the farm in September of 2007. He spent his last days in Stoughton near his farm and his family at the Newhope Pioneer Lodge. The family would like to give out a huge thank you to the staff and Management of Newhope Pioneer Lodge for their kind and professional care to Buster and his family during his stay. A graveside service was held Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Handsworth Cemetery, Handsworth with Rev. Deborah Laforet officiating. Interment followed. Donations may be made in memory of Alex to the New Hope Pioneer Lodge, Stoughton or the Stoughton and District Volunteer Ambulance Fund, Stoughton. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn & Stoughton, Sask. (842-5432 & 457-2566).
D. R. (Dan) Dun
Dan was born March 11, 1930 on a farm near Turtleford in northern Saskatchewan and passed away Sunday, April 13, 2008 at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 78 years after a 9 month battle with cancer. We will miss him but are happy to know he has gone to be with God. Danny was predeceased by his parents, Mable (nee Dickie) and Alfred Dunn, and three brothers-in-law, Frank Szeponski and Keith Mckechnie. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Vivian (nee Montjoy), daughter Diane (husband, Ed Roelfsema and their children Maralee and Lucas), daughter Debb (husband, Doyle Kemp and their children Delee (Joel) Noble, Darla, Dallas and Dalton) and all his brothers and sisters (Irene Szeponski, Marie [Bill] Thompson, Lee [Gerta] Dunn, Ellsworth Dunn, Mary Szeponski, Lorna [Ted] Laas, and Judy Ray) and both of Vivian's sisters (Doris Mckecknie and Barb [Dwaine] Dornan); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. When Dan was 9 years old, the family moved to the Creelman/Heward area while Alfred went to war. As a teenager, he moved around from BC to California and eventually, returned to Creelman. He met Vivian at a ball game and they were married in July of 1952. Shortly, thereafter, they moved to the farm where they've resided for 55 years. Danny was an active member of the Stoughton community working 34 years with the Lion's Club and coaching hockey. He loved to fish and collect antiques, enough antiques to fill a whole house. Danny was happy to be able to kick his smoking habit in 1985, although, now we know damage had already occurred. In 1984, Dan was baptized accepting Jesus Christ as his Saviour. After becoming a Christian, he and Vivian hosted many Bible studies in their home and they took a keen interest in foreign students who attended Western Christian College; some of these students turned into family. Dan also enjoyed being useful to Clearview Christian Camp where he taught a lot of kids the art of knot tying. He served 14 years as an elder of the Weyburn Church of Christ. Dan was a farmer during their 55 years of marriage. One year he worked putting up TV antennas. For 34 years he blew snow between the farming seasons but the farm was his passion and, in the end, his dream. We would like to thank Stella Swertz and the Palliative Care Unit of the Weyburn General Hospital, the Home Care nurses, the Home Health aides and Doctor Lenferna for their most compassionate care. The Funeral Service was held at the Weyburn Church of Christ on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with Scott Wade officiating. A private family interment followed at Heward Cemetery, Heward. In lieu of flowers, for friends and family so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Dan to Western Christian College Student Financial Assistance Fund or to Clearview Christian Camp. 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"
George E. Seghers
On April 15, 2008, George E. Seghers, of Regina, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 86 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, of 60 years, Mabel, sons David, Darryl (Cora), Don (Iola), Darcy (Dana) and Devin (Joan), 15 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, brother Edgar, sisters Lodia, Lacelle, and Marion Keyes, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his brothers Hubert and Hector and sister Louise. George was a 52-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Regina Branch). He had a great sense of humor and a smile that was contagious. He was a loving husband, father and grandpa who will be sadly missed by all who knew him. "You made good time, Dad." The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Sunset Extendicare as well as the Pasqua Palliative Care Unit and the home care team. Special thanks to Dr. T. Bradel and Dr. J. Velestuk for their compassionate care of George. A Celebration of George's Life was held on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 2241 Victoria Avenue, Regina. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. To sign the online book of condolences visit: www.regina-memorial.ca. Arrangements were entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.
Lillian Alma Hestad
On Saturday, April 5, 2008, Lillian Alma Hestad passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility, at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by her son, Stony Sigurdur, two grandsons, one brother, one sister and one step grandson. Lillian will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Leonard Hestad, daughter, Heida Bottrell and son, Franklyn (Peggy) Sigurdur, eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, step-sons, Lionel (Sandra) Hestad of Telkwa, BC and Brad Hestad of Caster, AB, step-daughter, Glenda Hestad of Red Deer, AB, three step-grandchildren and four step-great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Lillian (Johnson) was born February 7, 1924 in Collingwood, Ontario. Her father was a carpenter, and they later moved to Winnipeg, MB for work, then to Carmen, MB. and then, at the word of her uncle, to Gimli, MB where the family settled. Lillian enjoyed being with people. Combining this with her enjoyment of music led to participation in dancing. She was an avid card player, especially Rook. Her creative fancies were fulfilled by her crocheting and knitting, as well as her rose-malling. This joined with her relish for the outdoors in gardening, liking especially yellow roses. She became a better fisherman than many and even took up hunting at times. Lillian's love for people led to traveling, at times to British Columbia. Her joy seemed to be amplified when she was with family and friends. Her personality as a gentle, likable lady nurtured many relationships. The family would like to thank Drs. Fong and Mary McCollum, the staff at Tatagwa View, Mary Konotopetz, Pastor Martin Olson, Fletcher Funeral Chapel, friends and relatives who assisted in this time of need and all the Home Care providers. A graveside service was held Friday, April 11, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment followed. Donations may be made in memory of Lillian to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432).
Florence Grace McKenzie
On Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at the age of 84 years, Florence Grace McKenzie, of Calgary, passed away. Born on May 18, 1923 in Goodwater, Florence was raised there on the family farm. After leaving school, she joined the women's division of the RCAF, where she served during World War II. Following the war, Florence took a business course in Regina and upon completion, went to work for Steele Briggs Seeds, later transferring to Calgary as a Western Canada Sales (Industrial) Administrator for Maple Leaf Milling Co., where she retired in May 1988. While in Regina, Florence was a member of St. Andrew's United Church. In Calgary, Florence had been a member of St. Paul's United Church, where she sang in the choir and upon its closure, she became an active member of Grace Presbyterian Church. Music was a large part of Florence's life. She was an active volunteer for many years with the Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, the Mustard Seed, Inn From the Cold and several other charities. Her work also included quilting and knitting garments for those in need. Throughout her life, she was a very giving person and made her nieces and nephews a large part of her life. Florence is survived by three sisters, Jean (Reg) Edey of Regina, Mary Hotz of Regina and Mildred Gaudry of Lethbridge. Florence is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Norma Kingdon, Allen Edey, Stewart Edey, Ken Edey, Gwen Edey, John McKenzie, Bruce McKenzie, Betty Wyatt, Graham McKenzie, Lee Gaudry, Susann Nagy, Berna-Dean Holland, Debbie Irvine, Gail Knutson, and Dianne Hotz; as well as numerous great nieces and nephews. Florence was predeceased by her parents, two infant siblings Norma and Norman, two brothers Jack and Donald (Agnes) McKenzie, sister Margaret (Walter) Cain, two brothers-in-law, James Gaudry and Eldie Hotz; and two nephews, Gregory Hotz and Terry Cain. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive South West, Calgary, AB) on Sunday, April 20, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Funeral service was held at Grace Presbyterian Church (1009 - 15th Avenue South West, Calgary, AB) on Monday, April 21, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside service to follow in Goodwater on a later date. Forward condolences through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com/>www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Florence's honour may be made directly to the Chinook Hospice, 1261 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary AB T2V 4Y8, Telephone: (403) 258-0040. A special thank you to Dr. G. Fitzgerald and Dr. Thaell and the Hematology Outpatient Specialty Clinic at the Peter Lougheed Hospital. Special thanks also to the Chinook Hospice staff. In living memory of Florence McKenzie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.
Colleen Margaret Lumb
On Sunday, April 13 Colleen, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 60 years. She was predeceased by her parents: Bob Sr. and Pearl Little. Colleen is survived by her husband, Stewart, her son: Doug (Judy) and children, Lyndon, Donavon and Nicholas, her daughter Andrea (Todd) Stepp and children, Tarrin and Cameron, father and mother-in-law, D.C. and Mary Lumb, brothers and sisters: Dave (Bonnie) Little, Joanne (Ed) Jeanson, Bob Jr. (Julie) Little and Terri (Bill) Jordan; nieces and nephews: Carla Little, Marcia (Jason) Kinash, Lisa (Jordan) Loustel and Lindsey Jordan, great nephews: Vance Jordan and Sonny Kinash along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. The Memorial Service for Colleen was held on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier Officiating. Family Place representatives were Honorary Pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, for family and friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Colleen to The Family Place at 24 Fourth Street N.E., Weyburn, SK, S4H 0X7. 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"
On April 17, 2008, Mary G. Lund of Regina, passed away suddenly at the age of 61. Mary was predeceased by her father, Harold Lund, mother, Helen Lund and brother, David Lund. Mary will lovingly be remembered by her son, Wayne (Karol) Ebel of Weyburn, granddaughter, Megan Ebel; grandson, Wyatt Ebel; daughter, Teresa (Derek) Allen of Regina; brother, Peter (Jean) Lund; sisters, Marion (Dan) Sandeski, Jane (Tom) Haverko and Irene Johnston; brother, John Lund; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mary was born on March 8, 1947 at Midale, to Helen and Harold Lund of Griffin. Mary grew up on the family farm near Innes and attended school at Innes, and later in Griffin. Mary married Wilfred Ebel in January of 1964 in Estevan. They moved to Weyburn to start a family and their son Wayne was born later that year. In 1970 a daughter, named Teresa was born. Wilfred went to work for the City of Weyburn and Mary became a homemaker and babysat neighborhood children. As the children got older, Mary then worked outside the home for various businesses in Weyburn. Mary loved the outdoors, especially summer, loved to play with her pet dogs, Sam and later Harley, gardening, bird watching and on a clear night just looking at the stars. After a day of gardening, cutting grass or other tasks, she would sit with a cup of tea and crochet and watch TV, sometimes late into the night. Being an avid fan, Wayne and Teresa were able to sometimes stay up past bedtime if there was an Elvis Presley movie or concert on. She was always very concerned for others and would help those in need. She would not burden others with her problems, and when asked, she was always 'fine'. Mary moved to Moose Jaw in 1998 to be with her mother. While in Moose Jaw, Mary was suddenly affected by MS and had to reside at a care home, those close to her could see that she had lost the spark she once had and the loss of her independence weighed heavily on her. In 2002, Mary was very excited to hear the news that she was going to be a grandmother. Wayne and Karol had a daughter, Megan in 2002 and a son, Wyatt in 2005. Mary then moved to Regina to be close to her daughter, Teresa in 2007. She was always happy to have the kids come visit and would just sit and enjoy watching them. When the kids were acting up or being unruly, she would smile and say, 'It's your turn now'. For some people more than others, life just doesn't seem fair, and Mary was one of those people. At a time in her life when she should have been able to enjoy the things she loved the most, her grandchildren, family and friends, she instead had her independence and eventually her life taken from her. Mary will always be remembered as a kind, compassionate and caring person who always helped others and expected nothing in return. She is loved more than she will ever know. The funeral service was held April 22, at Fletcher Funeral Chapel in Weyburn, with Reverend John Ferrier officiating. Active pallbearers were: Stacey Lund, Travis Lund, Robert Lund, Chris Ebel, Kevin Anderson and Ross Gallinger. Interment was at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank Ryan, Myron and the staff at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Rev. John Ferrier as well as Edwin from the Captain's Hall catering, the staff of the Knox Hall and Jim Hutt, caretaker for Green Acres Memorial Gardens for all the excellent work. Donations may be made in memory of Mary to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn (842-5432)
Sadie Hazel Johnson
On Saturday, April 12, 2008, Sadie Hazel Johnson passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 90 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Grace Swanson; sisters, Mildred Hubbs and Ina Peterson; daughter, Sylvia Yingst in 1961; and by her husband, Elwin Johnson in 1995. Sadie will be lovingly remembered by her son, Elmer (Eileen) Johnson of Weyburn, and her daughter, Marjorie (Akihiro) Mizuno of Japan; son-in-law, Maurice (Kay) Yingst of Calgary, AB; grandchildren: Glen (Tamara) Yingst, Ross (Helen) Johnson, Gary (Bernice) Johnson, Sheila (Klint) Harder, Marcy (John) Harrison, Sarah (Martin) Green, Kay (Luke) Lee and Rita (Jeremy) Smyth, and 16 great grandchildren; a sister, Clara Bell of Weyburn, and sister-in-law, Mable Hubbs of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Sadie was born on the family farm on May 8, 1917. She was raised in the Hume area and went to school at East Weyburn. She married Elwin Johnson in 1938 and they farmed in the Neptune area. They attended church in Radville, then later in Weyburn. From the farm, they retired to Weyburn in 1974. After Elwin's death, she moved to Legion Towers, then to the Weyburn Special Care Home. She will be lovingly remembered by family and friends. Funeral service was held Thursday, April 17, at 2:00 p.m. from the Weyburn Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jay Mowchenko officiating. A tribute to his mother was given by Elmer Johnson with scripture reading by Akihiro Mizuno and Pastoral Prayer by John Harrison. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Allan Alexander, Bryan Cornish, Vern Robinson, Jim Hubbs, John Stanley and Art Stinson. Honorary Pallbearers were: Verna Sweigard, Evelyn Prentice, Alma Chessall, Dolly Vatamaniuck, Esther and Eric Verity, Gladys Christiansen, Mary Ann Daer, Pansy Erick, Rita Hallberg and Georginna Webb. Donations may be made in memory of Sadie to the Salvation Army or to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd, Weyburn. (842-5432)