Russell Pomazon, late of Weyburn passed away on Thursday, July 17th, at the age of 87 years. Russell was predeceased by his parents, Issac and Annie Pomazon; two brothers: Richard and Wilfred Pomazon; and a sister, Mary Holizski. Russell is survived by his wife: Elizabeth Pomazon of Weyburn; his son, Garry (Angela) Pomazon, Saskatoon and their daughters: Lauren(Bryson), Saskatoon and Alicia(Joe), Hamilton, ON; his daughter, Judy (Glenn) Fairweather, Regina and their daughter, Lindsey; a sister, Violet (Herb) Bousfield, Kipling; a brother, John Pomazon, Surrey, BC; two sisters-in-law: Irene Pomazon, Chilliwack, BC and Rose Volsky, Regina; four brothers-in-law: Tony Schmidt, Assiniboia, Herb (Evelyn) Schmidt, Assiniboia and Del Cushing, Seattle, WA, Frank Holizski as well as several nieces and nephews. Russell was born January 24th, 1921 at Viceroy. He had his grade twelve and he joined the air force in 1942. Russell served overseas and in Burma as wireless air gunner and pilot officer. He came home to Viceroy after the war in 1946. Russell and Elizabeth were married in Moose Jaw on December 5th, 1951. They farmed in the Hume and Talmage area where they raised Garry and Judy. Russell farmed until health problems forced him to move to Weyburn. He enjoyed fishing and hunting along with winter vacation months in Arizona. Russell was a member of Air Force 600 Wing in Regina and a Royal Canadian Legion member in Weyburn. A service of remembrance was held on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Weyburn Branch #47 provided an Honor Guard. All in Attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. For friends and family so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Russell to the Canadian Cancer Society. 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"
Hertha Louise McRae (nee Schwandt)
McRae, Hertha Louise (nee Schwandt). Nov. 25 ,1913-July 19,2008. Mom passed away at RUH, Saskatoon on Saturday after suddenly taking ill on Thursday evening. Mom was born on the family farm to W.L. and Louise Schwandt in the Strasbourg area. She was raised on the farm with her four brothers and was involved in all of the farming operations, from working in the gardens and milking cows with her mother to custom hauling grain with her own team at 12 years of age. After her grade 12 in Strasbourg, she attended teacher's college (normal school) in Regina. At 18 she became the teacher (and custodian, etc.) at a one room country school in the Duval area, with some of the students being only slightly younger than her. Mom taught for several years in the Strasbourg area and attended for a summer the now famous Kenderdine Art School at Emma Lake. In 1939 became the "schoolmarm" in the hamlet of Talmage in the Weyburn area. Here she met the local storekeeper, our Dad, and fell in love. They were married in 1941 and then had their family of three boys. Mom was very involved in everything in the community, from raising a family, working in the store, to being active in church, community clubs and sports that prevailed in rural areas in the 1940s and 50s. In 1957 Mom returned to teaching in the new Talmage Centralized School where she later became principal. She was now teaching her second generation of Talmage students. In 1966 after rural depopulation forced the closure of the school and town, Mom and Dad moved to Weyburn and Mom taught in Haig School until her retirement. Again Mom was actively involved the community. By now Mom and Dad were empty nesters so their home now was host to sons and wives, grandkids, siblings, nephews and nieces and more for family gatherings. Mom and Dad also took this opportunity to travel to family and friends and to exotic and warm locales. Over the years Mom visited all 10 provinces, most of the USA (including Alaska and Hawaii), The UK, Western Europe, Middle East, cruised the Mediterranean and vacationed on several Caribbean Islands. In 1987 after Dad's passing in 1985, Mom moved to Saskatoon to be an original tenant of Hector Trout Manor. This now became the new centre for the family with Mom also hosting old friends from Weyburn and other areas. Mom also started a new chapter in her life with all of the activities available in Saskatoon and all of the new friends and social activities at the manor. Life was never dull. One of the first things the family had to buy her was an answering machine as she was so seldom home. Mom was fortunate to have good health and wonderful friends and sister-in-law which allowed her to maintain independent living and an active life right up to her passing. Mom was a strong role model and positive influence to many students but those that felt it the most were her kids and grandkids. To sum up Mom would be two quotes from two of her grandchildren when they were little "How come Gramma never complains about anything? She just likes everything" and "Gramma, is there anything you can't do?" Mom was predeceased by her parents, her husband Clarence (1985), her brothers Art, Ted, Fred, Hal and sister in law Grace Swan and all of her McRae brothers in law and sisters in law. She is survived by her sisters in law Marie Schwandt, Hazel Swan,and Wanda Swan as well as many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed but her memory dearly cherished by her family Roger (Sheila), Douglas (Valda), Stuart (Lois) and grandchildren Amber (Mark), Ryan (Jenny), Devin, Neeve, Darrell (Amanda),Catharine, Meghan, step grandson Jeff (Tammy) and five great grand children. A private family service was held in Saskatoon. Mom's cremated remains were interred beside Dad after a memorial service in Weyburn on July 26. Donations can be made in Mom's name to Heart and Stroke in lieu of flowers.
Robert "Archie" Peters
Robert "Archie" Peters, late of Ceylon passed away on Friday, August 8th, 2008 at the age of 88 years. Archie was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Golda Peters; brothers Earl and Hobart and sister Gloria; twin grandsons: Peter and Paul. Archie is survived by his loving wife Dorothy Peters, Ceylon; his children: Linda (Byron) Ledingham, Pangman and their children: Rhonalyn, Lani and Britt; Bill (Susan) Peters, Pangman and their children: Breanne Haverstock (Landon Kinney), Nancy Perras, Andrea (Paul) Pageau [and son Lowell], Mark (Joanna) Perras [and sons, Jack and Luke]; Helen (Wes) Powers, Parry and their children: Brendan (Amanda Reiger) , Bonnie (David) Gall [and sons James and John]; Shirley (Brian) Olson, Hazlet and their children: Jennifer (Ryan) Ross [and son, Dane] and Khris Olson (Taralee Binney); Ruth (Jim) Stephenson, Ceylon and their children: Lindsey (Mike McStravick) and Tyler; Garnet Peters, Ceylon and his daughter Calista; Mary Peters (Karl Austman), Regina and her daughters: Jessica, Cassady and Missy Brown; sister, Betty Aldred, Radville; in laws: Ken (Edith) McCutcheon, Radville and Ruby Murray, Ponoka, AB as well as several nieces and nephews. School days initiated a life long passion for the written word. Archie always spoke fondly of his teachers from his first teacher, Kathleen Thompson at Egypt Valley School, to his last teacher, C.P. Halls at Hardy School. Archie rode horseback to Hardy School and was sometimes teased that he was late because he was having his second bowl of porridge. He farmed with his dad, Frank, and brother, Hobart and continued farming with Frank while Hobart went off to university and became involved in his career. Archie Peters and Dorothy Murray were married in 1948 and lived in the house in which Archie was born until moving to Ceylon in 1989. A happy event was a 60th anniversary celebration at the farm on July 25, 2008. Archie was an innovative and energetic farmer! In the days before larger and more efficient equipment was available, it was not unusual for Archie to be in the field with his "outfit" at daybreak. The Farm Progress Show and Farm Show publication were necessities in order to nurture his love of machinery. Using cutting torch and welder, he was able to make adjustments where he deemed necessary if a piece of equipment in his estimation under-performed. Piles of scrap iron from auction sales often provided raw material for his inventions. Archie always wore a belt with a small holster on each side one for his pliers and the other for a wrench and he couldn't imagine any farmer not setting himself up similarly. Great pleasure was derived from helping a neighbor with harvest, joining a crew in constructing a new building or re-constructing following the ravages of a fire or making a church rise up from what was once a garage. He would round up whatever tools he thought he might need, clothe himself appropriately and be off to use his many skills wherever needed. Although he did not complain, the accident in June of 1963 which left him lacking three of the four fingers of his right hand, did prove to be a handicap. Sometime in the 70's, Archie and Dorothy, along with Edith and Ken McCutcheon, Grace Petit, Kathleen Cole and Thelma Fox took up "old time" dancing which became a big part of their social life and allowed them to meet many wonderful people who remain friends to this day. Archie was always forthright regarding his beliefs, whether spiritual, emotional or political, was a reader and a thinker, he made his own judgments and was willing and able to share his acquired knowledge. He adored his wife and children and thought it would be great to always have a two-year old in the home. He leaves a legacy of love! The Funeral Service for Robert Archie Peters was held on Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Prairie Pride Centre, Ceylon with Pastor Gary Penner officiating. Active Pallbearers were Bill Peters, Garnet Peters, Khris Olson, Brendan Powers, Tyler Stephenson and Britt Ledingham. A private family burial followed at Ceylon Cemetery, Ceylon. For family and friends so wishing, donations in memory of Archie may be made to the Deep South Personal Care Home, Pangman, SK. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK (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"
Bella Wilson, late of Creelman passed away on Monday, August 18th, 2008 at the age of 92 years. Bella was predeceased by her husband, Maurice Wilson; her parents, Albert and Agnes Dickie; her brothers, Norman, Stanley and baby brother Henry; her sisters, Frances and Ellen along with several brothers and sisters in law. Bella is survived by her daughter, Linda Wilson and her grandsons, Eugene and John; her sisters, Agnes and Kathryn; her sister-in-law, Ilene as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The Service of Remembrance for Bella was held on Friday, August 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrews United Church, Creelman with Mr. Dave Eskdale officiating. All in Attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. For family and friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Bella to St. Andrews United Church or the Golden Gates Cemetery, Creelman. 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"
Viola May Thomas (nee: Pierce)
Viola May Thomas (nee: Pierce) was born on June 9, 1917 at Weyburn to Myron and Margaret Pierce. Viola grew up in the Grassdale and Colfax area. During her school years she attended Prospect School. Viola met and married Lloyd Thomas in Plentywood, Montana and ended up having six wonderful children, Garnet, Wayne, Rick, Larry, Peggy and Yvonne. Viola was employed at several places, which were Woolworth's Saskatchewan Hospital, Weyburn Union Hospital, Dron's Drycleaners and the Wheatland Senior Centre. Viola enjoyed bowling, where she scored 700 in her 1st year, cribbage, going for walks, reading, photography, collecting spoons and pins, gardening and growing flowers, and cooking. Viola was entering contests of every kind and became very lucky. She also looked forward to baking goodies and entering them into the fair. Viola loved to travel with her family. Her trip to New Zealand and Australia were one of her favorites. Viola wants everyone to remember her for being a good mother and grandmother and always being fair to everyone. She will be truly missed by everyone she has known and met throughout her life. Viola passed away on Monday, August 18, 2008 at the Weyburn Special Care Home, Weyburn at the age of 91 years. Viola was predeceased by her parents, Myron and Margaret Pierce; brothers and sister, Johnny, Donny, Louie, Verda & Luella; husband, Lloyd; sons, Garnet, Wayne & Rick; daughter, Peggy Lewis; grandchild, Fay Pacey. Viola will be lovingly remembered by her children, Yvonne (Hugh) Kennedy of Carnduff, Larry (Carol) Thomas of Weyburn; fifteen grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren & great-great grandchildren; sister, Myra Lowey of Lake Cowichan, BC; daughters-in-law, Shirley and Yvonne; son-in-law, Winston, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The Graveside Service was held on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn with Marj McLeod CLA officiating. The active pallbearers were Dalton Thomas, Zayn Hutt, Rhett Hutt, Ty Hutt, Steven Hutt & Jeff Perry. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Viola to the Wheatland Senior Centre, Weyburn. Arrangements entrusted to Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home, Weyburn (306)-842-6662.
Doreen Gilby (nee Richardson)
Doreen Gilby (nee Richardson) of Stoughton, passed away suddenly on August 6, 2008 at the age of 83. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Raymond less than one year ago. She was also predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Lavina (Telford) Richardson, her granddaughter, Meagan Gilby, her bother, Bert Richardson and her sister Lila Fenn. She is survived by her loving family, Douglas (Marg) Gilby of Lloydminster, AB, Patricia Stach of Calgary, AB, Ralph (Shelly) Gilby of Langley, BC; three grandchildren, Alana & Curtis Stach, & Trevor (Jody) Gilby: three great grandchildren, Hannah, Avery & Liam Gilby. She also leaves to mourn her brother, Russell (Edna) Richardson and sister-in-law, Rita Richardson. Doreen was born on a farm 3 miles from Stoughton. She attended school there and then went to secretarial college in Regina. After receiving her diploma, she worked for the Department of Statistics. While in Regina, she met the love of her life, Ray and they were married March 15, 1945. They moved to Stoughton where Ray farmed and ran the Shell Bulk & Service Station. Doreen generally held 2 or 3 jobs at any given time. Her earliest venture was an outdoor hamburger stand, which she operated with a friend on Main Street, Friday & Saturday evenings. Later her jobs included: secretary to the town lawyer, insurance sales, typing teacher and her favorite Post Mistress. At the same time she & Ray were busy raising three children. Doreen was an avid curler and loved bonspieling! In later years, she took up golfing which she played with the same zeal that she did with everything she undertook. She was an extremely active and tireless worker, whether at a paying job or a volunteer organization. Some of the organizations she was a member of were the Go-Getters, Legion Auxiliary, the United Church, the Curling Club and the Drop In Center. She loved to work in the yard in the summertime and it really became a showpiece beautiful flowers and shrubs abounded. What a Green Thumb she had! After retirement, she and Ray spent the winter months in Texas which they loved the aquacizes, cards, dances she did it all! Doreen was so honored to be chosen as a Saskatchewan Woman of Influence a few years ago. It was a great tribute to a great lady. During the last few years, she was the full-time caregiver for Ray and nobody could have loved, supported or cared for someone more. Doreen's hard work and devotion to her family was seen in every aspect of what she did. What was amazing is how she handled all the things that needed to be done, always with ease. Funeral services were held on August 11th in Stoughton and she has now been reunited with Ray. She will be lovingly missed and remembered by all her family and all her wonderful friends.
Elizabeth Mary Neuberger
Elizabeth Mary Neuberger, late of Weyburn passed away on Saturday, August 16th, 2008 at the age of 95 years. Elizabeth was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Mary Krenn; her husband, John (April 20, 1973); a granddaughter, Shelly Thiel (July 7, 1995); a grandson, Michael Neuberger (November 14, 1966); three brothers: Joe, Frank and John Krenn and a sister, Mary Hautzinger. Elizabeth is survived by her children: Joe (Helen) Neuberger, Weyburn, Mary (Don) Thiel, Regina, Alf (Janet) Neuberger, Pincher Creek, AB; Bernie (Ella) Neuberger, Weyburn, Jeanette (Jack) Smeed, Medicine Hat, AB, Marlene (Don) Gill, Wilkie; nineteen grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister Katie Sullivan, Kimberly, BC. as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Prayers for Elizabeth were held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19th at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn with a Service of Remembrance on Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Fr. Gerry Bauche as celebrant. All in Attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, Saskatchewan. For family and friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Elizabeth to St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church Memorial 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"
Martha Doloris Yuzyk (nee Ogieglo)
Martha, at the age of 70, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. She was predeceased by her mother, Mary Ogieglo; father, Joseph Ogieglo; stepfather, Edward Ogieglo, mother-in-law, Anne Yuzyk; father-in-law, Michael Yuzyk, two brothers, Edward and Ted Ogieglo; and one grandson, Glen Yuzyk. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Stan Yuzyk; her children, Cheryl (Stan) Kachmarski; Michael (Sandi), Edward, Francis (Raylene); Sheldon (Josie) Yuzyk; sisters, Teresa Phillips; Monica (Allen) Thiel; brother, Emil (Kris) Ogieglo and sister-in-law, Barbara Ogieglo; nine grandchildren, Stephen, Zacharry, Michael, Kathryn, Peter, Marisa, Trevor, Jason Yuzyk, Nathan Kachmarski; and many nieces and nephews. Martha was born on July 19, 1938 in Cedoux and after graduating with honours went on to complete her teacher training at the Saskatchewan Teacher's College in Moose Jaw. She taught in Moose Jaw, Saskatoon and Weyburn before settling down with Stan to raise a family. In 1968, they moved to Saskatoon where Martha enjoyed working at SIAST until her retirement in 2003. A creative, caring woman of deep faith, Martha was a devoted wife, mother and an active volunteer in her parish, Holy Spirit. She loved to play golf and won numerous tournaments over the years. Martha enjoyed visiting with family and friends, gardening and spending time at the cottage. At the end of a busy day, she would curl up with a good book. She will be sadly missed. The Vigil for Martha was held on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 and the Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, July 30 with Very Rev. Father Don Hamel presiding and with Rev. Father Ken Beck concelebrating. Both services were held at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Parish, Saskatoon. Interment took place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Palliative Care at Homecare (Suite 201 - 310 Idylwyld Dr. N., Saskatoon, SK S7L 0Z1).
Doulas Haig Hutton
Douglas Haig Hutton was born on August 8, 1919; died on August 9, 2008. Doug lived in rural Saskatchewan. Born at Huntoon and was raised on a small dairy farm near Francis where he learned to love country life. He then moved to a neighboring town of Tyvan and married Kathleen Dodson on June 29, 1944. They lived on a farm and raised their 3 daughters and 1 son. They were well known in the area as the folks that lived in the stone house and Doug was known for his mechanical and welding work for all the neighbors as well as inventing a few machines that would be needed on the farm. He even ran a small business of cultivators that would work the dry land efficiently. He wanted to teach his 4 children his work ethic and he wanted them to have a good life with good values. When he came in for his good home-cooked meals he would be seen reading - always 'things worthwhile' which included information about his Creator. He was an avid reader into his senior years. Doug and Kay retired in Weyburn and about 2 years after his wife, Kay's death he moved to Saskatoon to be close to his family. (Kathleen May Hutton died September 16, 2004 at the age of 80). During his retirement he liked to work in his garage and his delight was in reading - about the time when the whole earth will be a paradise. He felt that he will be able to continue to farm and garden. He is remembered by his children: Linda (David) Froese; Doug (Anita) Hutton and Carrie Hutton; his grandchildren: Rhonda (Jon) Rein; Darren Hutton (Deanna); Cheryl Hutton (Aaron); Liana Eadie; Devin (Monique) Froese; Shannon (Jay) Schamehorn; his great grandchildren: Kaitlin & Hayley Schamehorn; Nicholas & Dylan Rein; as well as friends and relatives. He was predeceased by his wife Kathleen; daughter Heather Eadie; and sister Carrie Watson. The Memorial service was held on Friday, August 15, 2008 at 2:00 pm from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1725 McKercher Drive, Saskatoon. with Abraham Froese officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to MARTENS WARMAN FUNERAL HOME, Warman, Sk. (934-4888).
"Jack" Donald Claffey
Claffey, "Jack" Donald Claffey of Fort Qu' Appelle passed away at the age of 70 years. Jack was predeceased by his parents Arva and Josie Claffey; son Russell Claffey; brother Ronald Claffey; sister Joan Eskiw; sister Rita Jensen; brother Terry Claffey; and brother-in-law Garth Krauss. Jack is survived by his best friend and wife Joan Pirsak; son Jesse Claffey and his daughter Corinna; daughter Jackie (Louis) Huys and her children Nikki Svedahl (Chad Dickie) and their children Tyrell and Payton, Amanda Svedahl (Brad McCallum) and their children Katelyn and Keenan, Falon Svedahl (Ryan O'Donnell) and Mandelle Besler (Travis Fredrick); daughter Shantel Carlson and her children Dionne (Lindsay) Claffey, Klay (Valerie) Oberkirsh and their son Kayden, Kole Oberkirsh and Desiree Oberkirsh; son Kalvin (Stacey) Claffey and their son Michael; stepson Calvin Pirsak and his son Deray; stepson Scott (Megan) Pirsak and their daughter Madison; stepdaughter Andrea (David) Lobb and their daughters Brianna and Cassandra; sister Elaine (Merv) Pearson; sister Francis (Gary) Steinberg; sister Yvonne (David) Hughes; sister Lynn Krauss; brother Floyd (Laurie) Claffey; sister Jeanette Ferguson (Randy Harcus); brother-in-law Harry Jensen; brother-in-law Glen (Sheryl); as well as many special relatives and friends. Jack was raised on the family farm in Ceylon area with his parents and ten sisters and brothers. He and his siblings attended school at Meadowview School in Hardy. Jack (and his first wife Dianne) raised their family in the same area, where he also began his 30 plus years in the road construction business. Jack worked for Wellings Construction. Jack later relocated to Regina where he eventually retired. Jack and Joan were married on December 24, 1999 at their home in Fort Qu'Appelle. Jack enjoyed gardening, bird watching, CFL games and his beloved cat Velvet. Jack recently celebrated 29 years of sobriety and commitment to the Alcoholics Anonymous Program. He deeply enjoyed the companionship he found there. A celebration of Jack's life was held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina on Friday, August 29, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Interment and lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack's memory may be made to the Regina Humane Society, PO Box 3143, Regina, SK S4P 3G7 or Arthritis Society, 110, 2550 - 12th Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 3X1. Family and friends are invited to sign an online book of condolences at www.regina-memorial.ca. Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.