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SASKATCHEWAN - Moose Jaw - W.J. Jones & Son Funeral Home Obituaries - 2

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2009, at 6:55 p.m.

RUTH BURNETT
RUTH ELIZABETH BURNETT, born May 9th, 1915 on the family farm in the Grayburn district, passed away at Providence Place, Moose Jaw on Sunday, April 15th, 2001. Ruth was predeceased by her parents, James and Fanny Peever, infant sister, Mary, her loving husband, Norman (1986), and brother-in-law, Les Burnett (2000). She is survived by her son, Rae (Helen), Grayburn District; grandsons: Douglas (Colleen) and great-grandchildren: Katie and Dalton, Alder Flats, AB; Wade (Tracy), great-grandchildren: Hayden and Kourtnee, Slave Lake, AB; and daughter, Elaine Burnett, Regina. Ruth also leaves her sister-in-law, May Burnett, Olds, AB; niece, Darlene Gallagher; nephews: Ron (Joan) Burnett, and Wayne (Claudette) Burnett; numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews; cousin, Alice Peever, Moose Jaw; and her Kellington cousins throughout Canada. Ruth was a member of the United Church of Canada (Knox United – Grayburn and Zion – Moose Jaw) and O.E.S. Past Matron (Caron) and member of O.E.S. (Moose Jaw Chapter). Ruth was dedicated to her husband, Norman, her family, and farm life. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 18th, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Reverend Dr. Bob Kimmerly will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer Association of Saskatchewan (Research); Lupus Canada (Research); or, to visit a shut-in to cheer their day in memory of Ruth. The family extends a heart-felt thanks to Dr. Geyer, Dr. Gass and the “dedicated and caring” staff at Chez Nous and Providence Place. A special thanks to Ruth’s friends and relatives for their many visits and outing, which always meant so much to Ruth. In living memory of Ruth Elizabeth Burnett and her late husband, Norman, trees will be planted in Wakamow Valley Parkland by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

DOUGLAS CALDWELL
Mr. Douglas Scott Caldwell passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2001 at the age of 90 years. Doug was predeceased by his parents; sisters: Marie and Winnie; brothers: Clare and Merv; and son-in-law, Jack Riendeau. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Francis; sister, Calla Grasley; daughters: Verna Riendeau and Yvonne (Ron) Miller; as well as 8 grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren. Doug was born in Regina on April 28, 1911, the fourth child of Ed and Ida Caldwell. His working career involved trucking and farming in the Lawson, Sask. area. The next 20 years were spent making ice at the Moose Jaw Curling Club and the Hillcrest Sports Centre, retiring in 1980. His loves were baseball and curling and in later years cheering his grandchildren and great-grandchildren on at many sporting activities around Sask. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held at W.J.Jones & Son Funeral Home Wednesday evening 7 – 8:30 pm. Cremation will follow. A Memorial Service will be held at Minto United Church on Thursday, October 11, 2001 at 1:30 pm. Reverend John Carley will officiate. Interment of Cremated Remains will take place at Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Doug’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 521, Moose Jaw, would be appreciated. In living memory of Doug, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

IONA CARAGATA
On Sunday, April 15th, 2001, IONA (TONITA) CARAGATA, age 72, passed away at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Iona was born in Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan on November 26th, 1928. She married Nick Caragata October 8th, 1949. Following their marriage they farmed at Wood Mountain, moving to Moose Jaw in 1973. Iona worked for the Moose Jaw Co-op, retiring in 1993. Iona enjoyed playing cards, dancing and spending time with family and friends. Predeceased by her husband, Nick, her parents, Bill and Lena Tonita; brothers: Dan and George; niece, Leila and nephew, Jack. Iona is survived by children: Maxine (Ross) of Moose Jaw, Marlow (Joanne) of Saskatoon, Les (Bernie) of Regina; six grandchildren: Craig (Kelly) and Clayton (Denise) Hartman; Niki and Logan Caragata; Chelse and Tyler Caragata and two great-grandchildren: Shaye and Brooke Hartman; two sisters: Dora Hordenchuck and Marie (Lee) Soparlo; one brother, Steve (Peggy) Tonita; sisters-in-law: Lorette Cantelon, Diane Tonita, Helen (Dan) Bachiu, brothers-in-law: George and John Caragata as well as numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 18th, 2001 at 3:30 p.m. in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Ron and Lorna Silvester will conduct the service. A visitation and prayer service for family and friends will be held Tuesday, April 17th, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. at the Funeral Chapel. Memorials for the Regina Palliative Care Inc., 4101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, Sask., S4T 1A5 would be gratefully accepted. In living memory of Iona Caragata, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley Parkland by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

HILDA CHERRY
Hilda Jerleen Cherry (nee Leib) peacefully passed away November 14, 2001 at Providence Place, Moose Jaw, Sask. Hilda was born in Edenwold, Sask. on April 24, 1919. She resided in Saskatoon for forty-eight years. She will especially be remembered for her devotion to family and friends. Hilda was predeceased by her husband, Robert Orville (Bud); brother, Fred Leib; sisters: Marian McDonald, Ivy Leib, Anne Lowe; and long time friend, Art Cory. She will be sadly missed by daughters: Maureen (Larry) Happy of Saskatoon; and Sharon (John) Wetherill of Moose Jaw; granddaughters: Shelley (John) Saleski and Jerleen Wetherill; special great-granddaughter: Tarren Saleski; brother, Wilber Leib; and sisters: Rose Tanner and Elva Hotchkin. Sincere thanks to the staff at Providence Place and Chez Nous, and Dr. Sanderson. A Service of Remembrance will be held at a later date in Saskatoon. Interment in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Saskatoon. In living memory of Hilda, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Eileen Comstock
Eileen Elna Comstock was born on May the 7, 1926 to Carl and Elna Kopperud of the Cadillac district in Saskatchewan. The eldest of 5 Kopperud children, Eileen’s official “birthplace” is Section 27, Township 8, Range 14, West of the Third Meridian. Eileen spent her early years in the Boule Creek/Cadillac district, acquiring an abiding love of family and learning, along with a strong faith that would serve her throughout the rest of her life. Toward the end of World War II, Eileen borrowed a small sum from her father and enrolled in a two-month teacher-training summer course that had been set up to, as she said, “recruit warm bodies to fill teaching positions”. Upon successful completion of that course, Eileen began her teaching career, eventually ending up in Mitchellton. While teaching there, Eileen met a young farmer, Evert Comstock. As was the case in those days, young farmers often found their wives-to-be teaching in the local school. Eileen and Evert wed on January 14, 1949 at Eileen’s home country church in Cadillac. At the time of her passing, Eileen and Evert had been married for over 52 years…a true testament to both their love and devotion to each other, as well as their endurance!! Eileen was never one to sit around much. In addition to her teaching career and raising a family, she kept busy with church and school activities, service as a 4-H leader, tutoring neighborhood kids in everything from algebra to history and just generally being all of the things a modern farmer and farmer’s wife needs to be. Eileen and Evert had four children: Lyle (Carol Strykiwsky, Battleford), Anne (died at birth), Keith (Janet Harder, Regina ) and Karen (Jim Burke, Calgary ). Her family was a source of great pride for Eileen, as was she for them. Her strength, patience, ingenuity and penchant for delivering good advice while acknowledging it might well be ignored, made Eileen a wonderful wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. It is very safe to say that no one has ever left Eileen and Evert’s home without being more that well-fed, and in possession of a standing invitation to come back and visit anytime at all. As Eileen told it, when she turned 55 she decided she had best get busy and start doing some of those things she had always wanted to do. In addition to taking up oil printing and watercolours, she started doing ceramics, and became an active “on the tractor” farmer, which as she said, was “a lot more fun than housekeeping.” She was very proud of this part of her career and in many descriptions of her station in life, proclaimed her self as a farmer. Eileen was always a great storyteller and in recent years she started a bit of a second (third??...fourth??) career as an author. Her stories were a regular feature on CBC Saskatchewan radio and she also recorded two audio tapes. The achievement she was perhaps most proud of was the printing of her first book, “Aunt Mary in the Granary and Other Prairie Stories”. Eileen’s second book was completed only a few weeks ago and is scheduled to reach bookstore shelves in the fall of 2001. Eileen is survived by her loving husband Evert, a brother (Carl), three sisters (Carolie, Kay and Betty), her children and six grandchildren (Lynn, Sarah, David, Alan, Matthew and Richard). The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. from Central Lutheran Church, 27 Hochelaga St. W., Moose Jaw. Pastor Doug Shepherd will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Donations in Eileen’s name, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 223 Fairford St. E., Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 0E1. In living memory of Eileen, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

ROY COOPER
MR. LEROY “ROY” GRAY COOPER passed away in Moose Jaw on Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at the age of 84 years. Born April 27, 1917 at Keeler, Saskatchewan, Roy farmed for 45 years in the Keeler district. He enjoyed the quality of life of small town Saskatchewan. Roy was a very diversified farmer growing grain, raising cattle, pigs, chicken, and was a great gardener. He was always there to help friends and neighbours whenever a helping hand was needed. Roy always looked forward to family gatherings and having the nieces and nephews around. He was predeceased by his parents Christopher and Ada Cooper, sister Peggy (Neal) Forsyth, brother George (Gren) Cooper, brothers-in-law Lawrence Kemp and Wilbur Murray. Roy is survived by four brothers: Clarence Cooper, Sidney (Dorothy) Cooper, Donald Cooper, Bud (Frances) Cooper, two sisters: Dorothy Kemp of Moose Jaw and Betty Murray of Blairmore, Alberta, his loving companion, Helen and her children: Yvonne (Alfred) McLelland, Stan (Sharon) Shewciw, Phyllis (Brian) MacLachlan, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Gary Johnson will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Keeler Community Club, c/o Marian O’Connel, Box 90, Keeler, Sask., S0H 2E0. In living memory of Roy, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

GEORGE CORDICK
JOHNSTON GEORGE LEONARD CORDICK, formerly of Chaplin, Saskatchewan, passed away suddenly at Moose Jaw Union Hospital on Saturday, February 10th, 2001 at the age of 75 years. Born at Moose Jaw February 11th, 1926. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War ll. George was a Life Time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, and was Zone Commander for fourteen years. He worked for Saskatchewan Wheat Pool for thirty-five years, retiring in 1980. He moved to Moose Jaw in 1991. George had taught 4-H for twenty years and gun safety for thirty-five years. Dad was a family man who dearly loved his wife, children, special grandchildren, Levi, Crissy, Terri and new grandson, Dillon. Dad was an active hunter in his early years and loved to fish and camp. He enjoyed working in his shop, making bird houses as well as many other items and also enjoyed working in his garden and yard. Predeceased by his son, Gary, his parents and two brothers, Jim and Tom. George is survived by his wife, Rose of 52 years, his sons, Howard (Jan) and Rodney (Maryann), his daughter, Deb (Al) Bennett – all of Moose Jaw as well as grandchildren, Crystal, Garry and Jason and numerous great-grandchildren. He is also mourned by his sister, Betty (John) Candlish of Saskatoon, his brothers, Stan (Vi) of Moose Jaw and Jack of Rosetown, sister-in-law Louise Cordick of Regina and numerous nieces and nephews. In keeping with George’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Following cremation a private family graveside service and interment of cremated remains will take place at Rosedale Cemetery at a later date. Royal Canadian Legion Funeral Rites will be conducted at that time. Flowers are gratefully declined, those wishing may consider memorials to the Saskatchewan Heart & Stroke Foundation, Box 521, Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 4P2

LEWIS REGINALD COULTER
July 28, 1908 – November 30, 2001
It is with great sorrow that Reg’s family announce his passing. Born at Bethune, Saskatchewan to Lewis and Ethel Coulter, he married Violet Bogle in 1932. Together they started farming in the Crestwynd district in 1932 and moved to Moose Jaw in 1997. Reg was a district member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, and was a Councillor for the R.M. of Hillsborough for 25 years. Predeceased by his parents; brothers: Stan and Vernon ; sisters: Gladys and Nellie. Reg is survived by his wife, Violet of 69 years; daughters: Cora, Sharon ( Bryan ), Terry (Spencer), sisters-in-law: Pearl Coulter, Velda Coulter, Louise Bogle and Ev (Russ) Jordan; grandchildren: Shelley (Marcel), Kevin (Bonnie), Shawn (Chere), Chad (Cindy), Jody and Jenna; great-grandchildren: Carmine, Natalie, Kelsi, Brittnee, Taylor and Brandy as well as several nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Pastor Cory Steinson will officiate. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Pioneer Lodge, 1000 Albert St., Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 2Y2 or to a charity of choice would be appreciated. In living memory of Reg, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

BILL DANTUMA
MR. WIEBE “BILL” DANTUMA of Central Butte, Saskatchewan, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2001. Born in Holland in 1932, Bill was predeceased by his parents and one sister, Grietja. He is survived by two sisters: Teresa and Loesa - both in Holland and one brother, Klaas (Tina) Dantuma in Tsawwassen, B.C. Following cremation, A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 22, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. in the Central Butte Regency Manor. Memorialization will take place at a later date. For those so wishing, donations can be made to Central Butte Fire and Rescue. In living memory of Bill, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by Prairie Memorial Funeral Home.

WILHELMINA (INA) DAVIS
WILHELMINA (INA) DAVIS passed away peacefully at Union Hospital, Moose Jaw on Sunday, March 25th, 2001 at the age of 86 years. She was born April 10th, 1914 to William and Jemima Paton of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan. Ina married Cliff Davis in 1943 and the couple moved to British Columbia, where son Garry was born in 1948. They returned to Moose Jaw in 1955 where she worked for many years as a cook at the Canadian Forces Base and enjoyed her involvement in Rebekah Lodge. Predeceased by her parents, four siblings and husband (in 1984), she is survived by son Garry (Beth) Davis, one brother, Jim (Mary) Paton of Saskatoon, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and her devoted friend, Dorrie Proulx. In keeping with Ina’s wishes, there will be a brief graveside service on Thursday, March 29th, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at Sunset Cemetery. Dr. Bob Kimmerly will officiate. Those wishing to attend may meet at the Sunset Cemetery entrance at 1:25 p.m. Family requests no flowers, donations may be made in Ina’s memory to the charity of your choice.

DONNA DEMERSE
MRS. DONNA DEMERSE of Truax, Saskatchewan, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at the age of 66 years. Born in the Kipling district of Saskatchewan December 29, 1934, at nine years of age, Donna moved with her family to Reston, Manitoba where she attended school. She worked in Regina for a number of years for the Saskatchewan Government Highway Department. Donna married Gilbert Demerse November 7, 1955 and they continued to farm in the Truax district. Predeceased by her parents, one sister, Grace Sewell and a brother, James Yates. Donna is survived by her husband, Gilbert of Truax, one daughter, Vicki (Greg) Argue of Regina, one granddaughter, Jacklyn; two sons: Peter and Brad – both of Truax, one sister, Joann Yates of Weyburn, one brother, Keith Yates of Cochrane, Alberta and her aunt, Vera Robinson of Regina as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A Celebration of Donna’s Life will be held on Monday, September 24, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Bishop Tom Collings will officiate. Cremation will follow and private family memorialization will take place at the Truax Cemetery. Reception to follow service at the Truax Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials for the Friendly Neighbours Drop-In Centre, Avonlea, Sask., S0H 0C0 or to Pioneer Lodge Memorial Fund, 1000 Albert St. W., Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 2Y2 would be appreciated. In living memory of Donna, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

ANN DEMYEN
ANN LOUISE DEMYEN (CAREY), age 44 years of Moose Jaw, passed away on Sunday, April 8th, 2001 after a courageous 4 year battle against cancer. Born in Moose Jaw in 1957, Ann received her education at Coderre, Moose Jaw and Saskatoon. Ann has been employed with Raider Industries in Drinkwater and here in Moose Jaw. Predeceased by her father, Frank Carey, grandparents, Melvina and Frank Arthur Dyck and Dorris and Frank Carey. Ann is survived by special friend, Darrel Davidson, children: Michael, Michelle and Amanda, her mother Lucille Carey, her brothers: Allan (Kim) Carey and their children, Lori, Jason and Jason D.; John (Heather) Carey and children: Shannon, Cody and Chyenne and many aunts, uncles and cousins. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 12th, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Susan Butler-Jones will officiate. Cremation will follow and memorialization will take place at a later date. In memory of Ann, an Educational Trust for Amanda would be appreciated and could be forwarded to P.O. Box 786, Moose Jaw, S6H 4P5 or memorials to the Canadian Cancer Society (Research), 223 Fairford St. E., Moose Jaw, S6H 0E1 would be gratefully accepted. In living memory of Ann Louise Demyen, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley Parkland by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Bessie Deyo
Mrs. Bessie Deyo (nee, Elliott) of Extendicare Preston in Saskatoon, passed away suddenly July 27, 2001 at St.Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. Bessie was born January 25, 1920 and raised in Caron, Sask. She married Harold Deyo in, 1939 and they resided in Moose Jaw for most of their married life. Bessie was an active member of the Royal Purple, being Honorary Lady and a lifetime member. Following Harold’s death in 1988, Bessie moved to Kelowna to live with her daughter, Marge. In April this year Bessie moved to Saskatoon to be close to her son, Stan and family. Bessie is survived by her daughter, Marge, son-in-law, Vern of Kelowna; son, Stan, daughter-in-law, Carrol; three grandchildren: Dan, Beverly ( Alvin ) Jamieson; and Nicole Deyo; great-grandchildren: Jessica Deyo, Katie and Brandon Jamieson; brothers: Jack Elliott, Bob (Gladys) Elliott of Lethbridge; sister, Ruth Walsh of Mission, B.C.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bessie was predeceased by her parents George and Mary Elliott; her husband, Harold; brothers: Max and Wes Elliott; sisters: Maisy Vogelsang and Lena Quibel. Funeral Services will be held at W.J.Jones & Son Funeral Chapel on Wednesday August 1, 2001 at 1:30 pm. Bob Parker of the Church of Christ, Saskatoon will officiate. Interment will follow at the family plot, Sunset Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends Wednesday morning 10:00 to 11:00 at the Funeral Home. In living memory of Bessie, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley Parkland by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

MARIE DOKKEN
PEARL MARIE DOKKEN (nee Baker), passed away with family at her side on Monday, October 29, 2001. Marie was predeceased by her husband, Earl in 1997, grandchildren: Kenna, Graeme and Devon Jago, brother, Norman, sister-in-law, Pat Baker. She will be missed by her stepdaughters: Lorna (Cliff) Jeffrey of Calgary, Terry (Gordon) Jago of Moose Jaw and Marian Depta (Ted Makarewich) of Sherwood Park, Alberta; grandchildren: Sarah and Ian Jeffrey, Kyle, Erika and Braden Jago, Tara, Adam, Janna and Courtney Larratt; brothers: Gordon Baker and Bill (Sylvia) Baker as well as several nieces and nephews. Marie’s beloved “Scooter” has found a new home in Sherwood Park. Celebration of Marie’s life will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Pastor Roger Foust will officiate. Flowers are gratefully declined. As an expression of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Moose Jaw Humane Society, Box 1658, Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 7K7 or to the Saskatchewan Heart & Stroke Foundation, Box 521, Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 4P2. In living memory of Marie, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

ILENE DONEY
ILENE REBECCA ANNA DONEY of Moose Jaw, passed away suddenly Monday, May 28, 2001 at the age of 80 years. She was born June 12, 1920, the youngest of three girls to Hugh and Violet Flack. Ilene married Eric Doney on August 12, 1942 and together they shared 56 years and raised four children. Ilene had tremendous will and persevered through years of severe arthritis. After the war years, Eric and Ilene farmed south of Boharm for many years until health problems forced them both to reside in Providence Place. Their son Bill and grandson Jason still farm the original homestead. Ilene was predeceased by her parents, husband Eric, grandson Dean Sorsdahl, sister and brother-in-law Thelma and Allan Campbell; brothers-in-law Harold, Don & Vivian Doney, niece Brenda Doney; sisters-in-law Joyce (Clark) Owens and Marguerite Dodd. She is survived by her four children and eight grandchildren, daughter Lynn Sorsdahl, Chad and Kevin of Kelowna; twin daughters Marilyn (Harold) Litzenberger, Greg, Blair and Michael of Regina; Marlene (Lee) Ganyo of Moose Jaw; son Bill (Donna) Doney, Jason, Kurtis and Amber of Moose Jaw district. Also surviving are her sister Bernice Doney, brother-in-law Ralph (Alma) Doney, sister-in-law Allie Doney as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Following cremation, The Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Reverend John Carley will officiate. Private memorialization will take place at Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials for the Arthritis Society, 110-2550-12 Ave., Regina, Sask., S4P 3X1 would be appreciated. In living memory of Ilene, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

HELEN DONISON
Helen Maxine Donison (nee Abdou), passed into the Lord’s keeping peacefully at home after a brief illness on Aug. 5, 2001, surrounded by her loving family. Helen was born in Regina Saskatchewan on May 22, 1924. She lived her formative years in Crane Valley Saskatchewan, graduating from high school in 1942. Helen entered the Air Force and was based in Winnipeg. Helen married Niculia Donison Aug. 8, 1944 and was subsequently honourably discharged from the Air Force. Helen and Nick spent their early marriage farming in southern Saskatchewan. They moved to Moose Jaw in 1950 then moving on in a gypsy like fashion to eastern Canada and moving back to eventually settle in Saskatoon where they remained until Nick’s passing on January 1988. Helen continued her nomadic journey, moving from Saskatoon...Orangeville... Calgary to finally settle in Edmonton until her passing. Helen’s open-hearted affection left a legacy of love to all who came into contact with her. Her non-judgemental attitude made her an exceptional advocate of the young people who came along her path. She had a deep abiding faith in their ultimate goodness and never gave up on anyone. Helen and her sister Amy walked together on a spiritual journey to find a deeper meaning in life which led to the Lord, and this faith was imparted to all their children. Helen’s quick and fertile mind found a passion for bridge, crosswords, cards, games and puzzles of all sorts. At the age of 10, Helen was doing the books for her father’s store, and continued in the accounting and auditing field until the Tuesday before meeting her Maker. Helen was predeceased by her father, Frank Abdou in 1952, her mother, Mary McQuakay (nee Gaddie) in 1981 and her loving husband Nick in 1988. She is remembered lovingly by her brothers, Kamel and Frank, sisters, Fran and Amy, her son Thomas and three daughters, Maxine Adams (Dennis), Margorie Grime (Bruce), Annette McMillan and the granddaughter she raised, Nichole McLaughlin (Mark), 15 additional grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends. Special thanks to Elizabeth Abdou. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation at W.J.Jones Funeral Home, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw on Wednesday August 8th, 2001, 7 - 8:30 pm. A celebration of Helen’s life will be held on Thursday August 9th, 2001 at St. Joseph ’s Catholic Church, 1064-3rd Ave. N.W., Moose Jaw at 11 am. Reverend Father David Cottingham C.Ss.R. will officiate. Internment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. If friends so desire, a donation in Helen’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. In living memory of Helen, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

EDGAR DUNLOP
EDGAR RUSSELL DUNLOP of Extendicare Nursing Home, Moose Jaw, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 22, 2001 at the age of 97 years. Born October 22, 1904 on a farm south of Baildon, North West Territories to Andrew and Alice Dunlop. He attended Cataraqui School and then farmed the home farm until 1965 when he retired and moved to Moose Jaw. Edgar married Rachel Christina Hoath on October 7, 1936 in Moose Jaw. He was secretary treasurer for the Moose Jaw Granton and Blue Hill Telephone Company for 35 years. Edgar attended Baildon United Church and Minto United Church, Moose Jaw. He was a faithful member of the Orange Lodge in Moose Jaw. Edgar was a Trustee of Cataraqui School; Secretary of Helping Hand Mutual Association; belonged to the Haunted Hills Grazing Co-op; Baildon Fodder Co-op; Farm Forum and was a long-time member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. He was predeceased by his father, Andrew in 1920, mother, Alice in 1961, wife, Rachel in June 2001, daughter, Lois Buck in April 2001, brothers, John in 1913 and Kenneth in 1944, sisters, Marguerite in 1961 and Gertrude in 1978. Edgar leaves to mourn his son, Francis (Jean) of Saskatoon, daughters, Marian Dunlop of Moose Jaw, Shirley (Milton) Neill of Kelliher, SK., Donna (Jackson) Buch of Kelowna, B.C. and Wendy (Jerry) Exner of Calgary, AB, son-in-law, Frank Buck of Regina, eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three nephews and one niece of B.C. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 26, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Reverend John Carley will officiate. Interment will take place in the family plot, Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Extendicare Nursing Home, 1151 Coteau St. W., Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 5G5 or to a charity of one’s choice. In living memory of Edgar, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

GLEN DUNLOP
MR. GLEN ALLEN DUNLOP, passed away peacefully at Pioneer Lodge in Moose Jaw on Wednesday, March 28th, 2001, after a lengthy illness, at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by his parents, James and Minnie; brothers: Keith, Calvin, Murray and Jack and a sister, Betty. Glen is survived by his daughter, Glenda (Ken) Straub of Moose Jaw, one son, Marvin of Los Angeles, Calif., one grandson, Brad Straub of Sylvan Lake, Alberta; sisters: Lois Levesque and Esther (Norman) Wendt of Moose Jaw; brothers: Grant (Carol) of Moose Jaw and Bill (Ann) of Manitoba as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Glen served in the Second World War and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He was employed at the Air Base in Moose Jaw until his retirement. Glen was well known for his musical ability – playing guitar, bass fiddle and singing with “The Calgary Buckaroos” for many years. He also performed on stage preceding such celebrities as Hank Snow and his favorites “The Sons of the Pioneers” and “The Calgary Range Riders”. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 2nd, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Padre Ian Payne will officiate. Royal Canadian Legion Funeral Rites will be conducted at the Chapel by Moose Jaw Branch #59. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 223 Fairford St. E., Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 0E1 would be appreciated

RACHEL DUNLOP
RACHEL CHRISTINA DUNLOP (nee Hoath) of Moose Jaw, passed away peacefully in hospital on Thursday, June 14, 2001 with family by her side. Born at Drinkwater in 1912, Rachel taught school in several rural communities and in 1936 married Edgar Dunlop. She later returned to teaching school until retiring in 1974. Rachel was a proud member of the L.O.B.A., later serving as the Grand Mistress of the Ladies Orange Benevolent Association of Saskatchewan. She was actively involved in church and community organizations, many of which benefited from her love of knitting. Rachel was predeceased by her parents, Simon and Anna and daughter, Lois Buck in April 2001. She is survived by her husband, Edgar of Moose Jaw, son, Francis (Jean) of Saskatoon, daughters, Marian Dunlop of Moose Jaw, Shirley (Milton) Neill of Kelliher, Donna (Jackson) Buch of Kelowna, Wendy (Jerry) Exner of Calgary, son-in-law, Frank Buck of Regina, eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren a niece, three nephews and cousin, Ray McPhail. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Reverend John Carley will officiate. Interment will take place in the family plot, Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Orange Home in Indian Head, Sask. c/o The Orange Benevolent Society of Saskatchewan, 1954 Angus Street, Regina, Sask., S4T 1Z6 or to a charity of one’s choice. In living memory of Rachel, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

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