Celebration of Life for Elvie Brazenas
of Weyburn, SK (Nee: Thompson of Theodore, SK), Saturday July 5, 2008, 2:00 pm, Fletcher's Funeral Chapels, Weyburn, SK. Lunch to follow at the Weyburn Inn, 3:30 pm.
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
And there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,
Neither shall there be any more pain;
For the former things are passed away."
Arrangements Entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn, SK. (306) 842-5432.
Anton "Tony" Hallick
On Thursday, June 5, 2008, Tony Hallick passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital at the age of 90 years. Tony will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Mary Hallick of Medicine Hat, AB, and their five children: sons: Steven (Gloria) of Medicine Hat; Gordon (Gail) of Edmonton, AB; Glenn (Kim) of Weyburn; Brian (Carla) of Medicine Hat; daughter Bernice (Harold) Grane of Regina; nine grandchildren: Scot (Susan), Mark (Jennifer), Lane, Anthony, Chelsea, Matthew, Aimee, Brianne and Dylan; one brother Kasper; one sister Rose Miller; sister-in-law Irene Hallick, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Tony was predeceased by his parents, Mike and Agnes Hallick; one brother John Hallick; sister Mary Twarowski. Tony was born May 6, 1918 at Colfax. He served in World War II from 1940 to 1945 following which he met Mary Kyrylchuk and they were married October 23, 1946. Tony and Mary farmed near Weyburn for 40 years before selling the farm and retiring to Medicine Hat in 1990. Tony enjoyed working in his shop, going for walks, and visiting. He was a very independent man and will be remembered for his friendly nature and wonderful sense of humor. Prayers were said Sunday, June 8 at Holy Family Parish, Medicine Hat, at 8:00 p.m. The funeral mass was celebrated in Holy Family Parish Church on Monday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Alphonse Narisetty, celebrant. Interment followed in the Roman Catholic section at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. The officers and members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Robertson Memorial Branch #17, conducted a Poppy Service for their departed comrade. Pallbearers were Scot Hallick, Mark Hallick, Lane Hallick, Anthony Hallick, Matthew Hallick and Dylan Grane. As an expression of sympathy, those wishing to remember Tony may do so with a gift to the Dialysis Unit, Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 666-5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6, or Holy Family Parish Building Fund, 1451 Strachan Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4V3. Expressions of sympathy, if so desired, can be emailed to: saamisfc
@telusplanet.net, subject heading: Tony Hallick, or through www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, "The Chapel in the Park," Medicine Hat, AB 403-528-2599.
Leslie Raymond Fawcett
Leslie Raymond Fawcett passed away on Monday, June 23, 2008, at Cherished Hearts Personal Care Home, Regina. Les was predeceased by his wife Ethel (nee Barrowclough) and his eldest child Lois (1947-2001). He is survived by his four children, 18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren: Lois's husband Harvey Bailey - Rob with Les's great grandchildren Ryder and Tyson - Jeff and Jaime - Morgan and Ethan. Ken and Judy - Kylee, Kelsey and Chad. Gordon and Cecylia - Tyler, Brad, Zachary, Rebeca, Nicholas, Natalia and Alexandra. Heather and Mike Giroux - Ashley, Bret and Kacey. David and Lynn - Elisa, Kyle and Adam. Les was born on a farm, north of St. Gregor, on June 4, 1923. He attended school in St. Gregor and then St. Peter's College in Muenster, for three years (grades 11-12 and one year university). He moved to Hamilton, ON to receive training in metal machines and enlisted in the RCAF and was discharged May 10,1946. He met Ethel in Winnipeg, MB in the spring of 1946 and they were married September 7, 1946. They moved to Saskatoon where Les went to university to earn his B.Ed. During this time, Lois was born. He took his first teaching position in Dodsland where Ken was born and then in Kyle, where Gord arrived. In 1961, the Department of Indian Affairs called the family to Port Arthur, ON and Heather and Dave joined the family. In 1966, Les was hired as the Superintendent of Schools in Indian Head. After spending five years there, the family moved to Weyburn, where Les was hired as Director of Education, where he proudly worked until his retirement in 1986. Those who knew Les, knew of the love he had for music. He had a gift of being able to play many instruments by ear, the mouth organ, violin, accordion, organ and piano. His music provided him with the opportunity to meet others and in his last year was one of the last means of communication for him. He played in bands, was a church organist, directed choirs, sang in choirs and spent countless happy hours with family and friends gathered around the piano. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and Rotary. He played most sports in his life and was an avid Weyburn Red Wings supporter. We will miss him. Thanks to his many friends around the province, at Wintergreene and the caregivers at Cherished Hearts. The service took place at Grace United Church, Weyburn, at 2:00 pm on July 2. In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to Parkinson Disease Foundation of Saskatchewan, 103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8.
Lloyd Ethelbert Dunham
Funeral Service for the late Lloyd Ethelbert Dunham, late of Stoughton Newhope Pioneer Lodge and formerly of Creelman, was held on Monday, June 23, 2008 at St. Andrews United Church, Creelman, with Rev Deb Laforet officiating. Interment took place in Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. Lloyd Dunham was born on July 26, 1910 to Bert and Lottie (nee: Crothers) Dunham on their homestead NE 36-10-10 W-2. He attended Crieff School, completing Grade 8 (with honors) in 1924. He later took Grades 9 and 10 by correspondence and a short course in gas engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. While still helping on the family farm, Lloyd started working out at the age of 16 as a hired hand for area farmers and further afield. Soon he was renting land for himself, but as the 1930's unfolded with more crop failures than successes, Lloyd took to riding the freights, traveling the length and breadth of Western Canada and as far east as Kapuskasing, ON. During these years he also worked in coal mines at Estevan. In 1940, Lloyd met and married Constance Steeden of Colonsay, and in 1941 they established a mixed farming operation at Creelman. Lloyd eventually retired from farming responsibilities at the age of 90 years. He remained living in his home in Creelman, until 2007 when declining health necessitated a move to Stoughton. He passed away at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, on June 17, 2008, almost completing 48 years of life. Lloyd was a dedicated farmer and a proponent of the Co-operative movement. He was a Saskatchewan Wheat Pool member, and spent 25 years as secretary of the local school board. Lloyd enjoyed dance, music, and playing the popular tunes of earlier decades on his accordion. He was a prodigious reader all his life, favoring history in general and Canadian history in particular, as well as current events. While not a sports enthusiast, he enjoyed curling in his younger days. Lloyd was predeceased by his father Bert in 1964; mother, Lottie in 1980; younger brother Roy in 1992; son, Stanley in 1998; older sister, Viola Scherck in 2002 and his much loved wife, Connie in 2005. He is survived by his youngest brother, Elgin (Una Barrett) of Fillmore, SK; daughter-in-law, Sharon Dunham of Swift Current; daughter, Mae (Don) Eckert of Stoughton; sons, Tom (Bernice) of Millicent, AB, Ed (Ava) of Fillmore, and Brian (Karen) of North Weyburn; eight grandsons, five granddaughters and several great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Winnie Mills of Saskatoon, and brother-in-law, Les (Jean) Steeden of Saskatoon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and old friends. Donations may be made in memory of Lloyd to a Charity of Choice. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, (306)-842-5432
Val A. Kopec
It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of Val A. Kopec of Cedoux, husband of Ollie Kopec; dad to Barbara Kopec (Ron McLeod); grandpa to his two favorite grandsons, Anthony (Bryn) Kopec and Nathan Kopec; great grandpa to Dayton Kopec; brother to Valerie Kot; uncle to Pam (Greg) Wenzel and Curtis (Wendy) Nessel. Val was predeceased by his parents, Joe and Helen Kopec and his son Cliff Kopec. Val was born in Weyburn, April 10, 1932. Finishing school in Cedoux, he went to Winnipeg, MB and completed a three month mechanics course. Val returned to Cedoux to keep one foot on the farm while working at MacDonald's Shoes and at Barber Motors as a bodyman's helper. Val worked with a seismograph crew in Peace River, AB and with a crew in the Weyburn area. But all Val wanted to do was farm. When he met Ollie at a Weyburn Church dance, he found his partner. They married and together started farming the family farm. At the age of ten, Val started taking piano lessons. A hidden talent was discovered and after that if there was a piano in the room, that's where Val would be. Passed on to Val from his dad was a love and respect for horses. Val enjoyed dancing and when Val and Ollie started square dancing there was no stopping them on what they would do to earn their badges! Val treasured the friendships of the many good people he met through square dancing. Val wrote the exams needed to become a projectionist and he worked at the Soo Theatre and drive-in from 1970-1976. Val was an avid reader and read everything he could on a wide range of subjects. Whenever you stopped to talk to Val, you knew you would hear a story or a joke. The last adventure in Val's life was, as he said, his best. In 1997, Val was hired by Great Plains Ford as a driver and in 2001 he became their head driver. This job was perfect! He liked traveling, seeing new places and meeting new people. This led to the sharing of the driving with Al Tosczak on the trips that Al made with his collector's cars to various locations in the States. This took Val to auction sales (Barrett Jackson!) and car shows. What stories they had to share when they came home. Val passed away on Wednesday June 18, 2008 at the age of 76 years. The funeral mass for Val was held on Saturday, June 21, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Fr. Gerry Bauche celebrant. All who attended the mass were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at Cedoux Cemetery. For family and friends so wishing, donations were greatfully accepted in memory of Val to the ALS Society of Saskatchewan, Box 31028, Regina, SK S4R 8R6 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 114-3rd Street N.E., Weyburn, SK S4H 0W2. 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."
Sylvia Margaret Brandow
July 29, 1915 - June 22, 2008
It is with great love and celebration of her life that we announce the passing of Sylvia Brandow (nee Shoemaker) at Hill Top Manor in Weyburn, June 22, 2008. Her parents Henry Francis and Caroline Marie Shoemaker; brothers Melvin, Donald, Grant, Glen, Bruce and sister Frances and her loving husband of 62 years, Austin Brandow, predeceased her. She is survived by one brother Carl and her four children and their families: Earnest (Sandra), Ron (Lana), Carolynn (John Medforth) and Charles (Sharon); grandchildren Sean (Marsha); Heather (Chris Jeffrey); Clair (Kiran Modi), Alex; Ryan, Alicia; William; great grandchildren Zowie and Bo. Sylvia grew up in a large happy family that enjoyed music and the gathering of neighbors. She attended the Hill Hurst country school near Handsworth. She worked as a domestic in that area and spent a few years in British Columbia waitressing and working in private homes before returning to Saskatchewan where she married Austin Brandow December 19, 1944. They lived on the Brandow home farm north of Handsworth, before moving to Carlyle, for 11 years where they rented farmland then moved back to the home place where Corning, became their community center. Sylvia was a consummate homemaker and attentive mother. Her love of reading for herself and others was passed on to all her children. She tended a large garden and much of what graced the table was home grown. Her faith was important to her and she regularly attended United churches in Carlyle, Corning and Weyburn until her health deteriorated. In retirement she did a lot of visiting of others less mobile than herself. For years she kept up with an amazing list of Christmas cards individually handwritten. She was a gracious hostess for family, friends, neighbors and the wayfaring stranger. Her life was characterized by service for others first before her own needs. She took great pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. Her life transitioned quite harmoniously from the farm to the house in Weyburn followed by apartment living then finally Hill Top Manor where she was so well looked after in her final years. A service of remembrance was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, 237-4th St. NE, Weyburn, followed immediately by interment at Handsworth Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, 2550-12th Ave., Suite 301, Regina, Sask. S4P 3X1 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn, (306)-842-6662.
Shelley Dianne Moore
Shelley Dianne Moore late of Weyburn, SK passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2008 at the age of 54 years. Shelley was predeceased by her mother and father, Doreen and Otto Liebrecht and son, Riley Moore. Shelley will be lovingly remembered by her best friend and partner, Loretta Bumstead of Weyburn, daughter, Audra (Jaime) Mitchelmore of Red Deer, AB, sister, Gwen (Mohamed) Eldowy of Calgary, AB, two grandchildren, Maddyx and Malia, niece, Ginger (Claude) Beaurivage, nephews, Evan Chambers, Matthew and Tanner Wiberg, as well as numerous cousins, aunts,uncles, and friends. A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment to take place at a later date. Donations may be made in memory of Shelley to the Muscular Dystrophy Canada 2345 Yonge St. Suite 900, Toronto, ON M4P 2E5. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn, (306) 842-5432.
Pauline Marie Kot
Pauline Marie Kot, born June 29, 1930 at Weyburn, passed away July 2nd, 2008 at Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 78 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Simon and Mary Kot; two brothers: John and Arnold Kot; two sisters: Emelia Hudy, Yvonne Kot; brother-in-law Carl Schultz. Pauline is survived by her brother: Darold (Lynn) Kot, Weyburn; three sisters: Dorothy (Norbert) Schultz, Weyburn, Helen Schultz, Weyburn, Mary Ann (Ron) Abel, Weyburn; sister-in-law Betty Kot, Weyburn; brother-in-law Paul Hudy, Calgary, AB. As well as several nieces and nephews. Pauline was raised on the family farm at McTaggart and attended school there as well as the Weyburn Collegiate. Following graduation she obtained her RN from the Grey Nuns hospital in Regina. Pauline worked in many small communities in Saskatchewan and also Hawaii prior to obtaining her BSN at the University of Alberta. She received her Masters degree from the University of Washington and did advanced studies in clinical nursing at the University of Arizona. Pauline joined the staff of the Faculty of Nursing (University of Alberta) in 1969. She was recognized as a dedicated teacher and an expert in her field of medical surgical nursing. She led a team that was on the cutting edge of computer technology developing a Computer managed Learning System to teach health assessment. She was active in professional activities as well as in organizations at provincial and federal levels. Pauline also did international assignments in Nepal and Bangladesh. Pauline retired in 1991 from her position as nursing professor at the University of Alberta. On a more personal note Pauline loved sports. She prided herself in the fact that she was the only girl on the boy's ball team. This love of sports continued to her death never missing a Toronto Blue Jays game and more importantly cheering on her beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders. Pauline loved her nieces and nephews and spent quality time with them whether it was playing marbles with her nephews, playing board games, or showing them the sights of Edmonton. It seemed unusual that this sophisticated lady who loved fine clothes, jewelry and flashy cars could be so down to earth when with the children. She always took a keen interest in their various pursuits. Family ties were very important for Pauline. She was instrumental in organizing a Kot family reunion which was a huge success except for the invasion of the mosquitoes. Perhaps the greatest legacy she left her family was the fact that she researched and compiled three family history books, which we as her family members refer to frequently. Her skills in the area of research and writing were superlative. She will be sadly missed and always remembered. The memorial mass for Pauline Marie Kot was held on Friday, July 11th , 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche Celebrant. All in Attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. For friends and family so wishing, donations in memory of Pauline may be made to 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".
Henrietta "Net" Liggett
Henrietta "Net" Liggett was born November 26, 1914 at Moreland on the farm where she grew up. She attended Red Rose School nearby. Net was the middle child of five born to Thomas and Margaret Smith, both whom were Irish immigrants. Her father died suddenly and his funeral was on her 17th birthday. After struggling through the 30s, the family moved to central British Columbia in the fall of 1937, to where other friends, neighbors and relatives had gone before. She worked as a housekeeper and waitress and when the family moved to Vancouver Net worked for the Singer Sewing Machine CO. as a service technician. A neighbor in Moreland had a nephew come from Ireland to work, David Liggett. When Dave was doing advanced training in the Canadian Army at Red Deer in 1943, Net was a waitress in a local café. They were married in Vancouver on August 3, 1943 and two weeks later he was shipped out to England. After WWII they both worked in Vancouver, but returned in April 1947 to his Uncle's farm in Moreland where they also raised two sons Jim and Fred. They farmed there until 1974 and retired to a new home in Pangman. Net was an avid gardener and also enjoyed cooking. She cross country skied and liked to swim. Net became very involved in the Pangman United Church. Following several strokes she became an early resident of the Deep South Personal Care Home in Pangman in January of 1997, before moving into Tatagwa View Nursing Home in Weyburn in January 2006, where she was until the time of her passing. Net passed away on Monday, July 7, 2008 at the age of 93. She was predeceased by her mother & father, Margaret and Thomas Smith, brother, George, sisters, Susan and Margaret, niece, Susan and husband, David Liggett. Net will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Jim (Marla) Liggett of Winner, SD and their children, Leslie (Kevin) Cleary, their son, Casey and Jason (Christa) Liggett and their son, Wylie, Fred (Vera) Liggett of Pangman, brother, Henry Smith of Maple Ridge, BC as well as many numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Pangman United with Kathy Gudnason officiating. Interment took place at Pangman Cemetery, Pangman. Donations may be made in memory of Net to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Deep South Personal Care Home, Pangman. Arrangements entrusted to Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home, Weyburn (306) 842-6662.