Allen (Al) George Munshaw
On Friday, July 20, 2001, Allen (Al) George Munshaw passed away peacefully in the Union Hospital with family at his side at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by his parents William and Clarice and his brother Gordon. We will remember: Phyllis, his loving wife and partner of 53 years; son Ken (Maureen) and granddaughter Laurie; son Ron (Betty) and grandchildren Debra, Angela (Jim) and Ryan and great-grandson Preston ; and special niece Wendy Paterson and her family Danny and Stacey of Victoria, B.C. Al served during World War II overseas and on his return worked at various farming and warehousing jobs. In 1983 he retired as foreman at Soo Security Motorways. After his retirement, Al and Phyllis enjoyed several trips to California to visit family and relax. Al was an avid bowler, loved attending Warrior hockey games and watching the Blue Jays. Grandpa cherished his time with his family and friends and looked forward to their “dropping by” and perhaps staying for a game of cards. He always had words of wisdom and advice for each of us.
“Love lives on forever in each memory and thought”
The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Reverend Frank Mitchell will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held Monday evening (July 23rd), 7-9 p.m. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Saskatchewan Lung Association, 1231-8th St. E., Saskatoon, Sask., S7H 0S5, The Canadian Cancer Society, 223 Fairford St. E., Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 0E1 or to a charity of one’s choice. In living memory of Al, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley Parkland by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home
MABEL E. NASH, age 66 years, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2001 with her family by her side. Mabel was born April 1, 1935 at Frobisher, Saskatchewan. She was predeceased by her parents, Oscar and Agatha Luedtke, a sister, Margaret Rose and brothers, Edgar and Arthur Luedtke. Mabel is survived by her husband, Don of 44 years, her son, Rodney (Geri Lynn) of Mortlach, and daughter Janice in Moose Jaw. Granddaughters, Megan and Jenna of Mortlach were her great pride and joy. Mabel is also survived by a sister, Nina of Vancouver and sisters, Frances and Marlene of Saskatoon, her brother, Larry of Saskatoon, sister-in-law, Dorothy Luedtke of Regina, sisters-in-law, Lillian of Delta, B.C. and Patricia Ward of Moose Jaw, brothers-in-law, Alfred of Regina and Arthur of Eyebrow as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Mabel was a very compassionate person and a wonderful homemaker.
Mabel… A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend
Following cremation, A Memorial Service will be held at the Salvation Army Church, 2 Wintergreen Drive, Moose Jaw at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2001. Reverend Gerard Corby will officiate. At Mabel’s request, No Flowers please. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army, 175-1st Ave. N.E., Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 0Y9 would be gratefully appreciated. In living memory of Mabel, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
MR. PETER NENCESCU of Saskatoon and formerly of Gravelbourg and the Avonlea district passed away Tuesday, February 6th, 2001 at the age of 80 years. Graveside services and interment will take place at the family plot, Hillcrest Cemetery, Avonlea, Friday, February 16th, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. Reverend Father S. Balevich will officiate.
JEAN NEWBERRY (LAFFERTY), age 80 years of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2001 at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital. Mom was born on July 2, 1921 at Calderbank, Saskatchewan where she also received her schooling. During WWII, Mom remained to work the farm when her brothers went to war. She later moved to Moose Jaw where she met and married Ken Newberry on September 8, 1951. They had just recently celebrated their Golden Anniversary! Mom enjoyed her gardening and flowers and took pride in her yard. Although ill health prevented her from continuing gardening in later years, she ensured that it was still tended to. Mom was a loving and totally devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She derived great pleasure from her grandchildren, who were the apple of her eye. Although Mom faced challenges in her life, she met each one with unyielding determination and courage. This was never more evident than at the time of her passing. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Catherine; brothers: Joseph, Andrew, John and Robert, sister, Agnes; twin sons: Barry and Larry and nephew, Robbie. Mom is survived by her husband, Ken; sons: Wayne (Bobbie) of Goshen, IN.; Bob of Moose Jaw; daughters: Glenda (Steve) Hummel of Elkhart, IN., Cathy (Dennis) Rivest of London, ON., Val (Dwayne) Spratt of Moose Jaw, ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. A private family graveside service will take place at the family plot, Rosedale Cemetery at a later date. For those wishing, memorials may be made to the Saskatchewan Heart & Stroke Foundation, Box 521, Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 4P2 or to the Saskatchewan Lung Association, 1231 – 8th St. E., Saskatoon, Sask., S7H 0S5. In living memory of Jean, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W.J.Jones & Son Funeral Home.
On Friday, July 6, 2001, CHRISTOPHER GEORGE NEWTON of Central Butte passed away. Chris was born on December 2, 1926 at Central Butte, Saskatchewan. He was the sixth of eight children raised on a farm west of Central Butte. He married Helen Hood on December 28, 1961 and the couple settled four miles south of Gilroy on the Hood Homestead where they raised three children. He continued to farm actively and would complain about the lack of rain until the very end. Chris had varied interests which included hunting, fishing, gardening, lathe work, playing cards and reading about the World Wars. He loved to visit and reminisce. He was very active in the children’s lives. Chris was a cub leader, spent endless hours water and snow skiing and attended countless horse shows. Two of his most recent loves were his grandchildren, whom he enjoyed watching them swim in the pool and always made them giggle by clattering his false teeth. Chris leaves to mourn, Helen, his wife of thirty-nine years; children: David (Kathy), Greg and Janine ( Lynn ) and his precious grandchildren Nathan and Chris. Dad had many special friends: Tom, Bill, Bud, Gordon, Cliff, Iva and Joe, Ken and Linda, the Paysens and Bob Colby. Following cremation, A Graveside Service of Remembrance for family and friends will be held at the Riverhurst Cemetery on Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. Wendy Gibson will officiate. Memorials to the Saskatoon Cancer Clinic at Royal University Hospital, 103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 0W8 would be gratefully accepted in lieu of flowers. In living memory of Chris, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
HELENA MAY NICHOLS (nee VAIL) passed away July 9, 2001 after a short stay at Moose Jaw Union Hospital. Born January 31, 1912, in Moose Jaw where she attended Victoria Public, Ross Collegiate, and Normal School. She married William David “Bill” Nichols in 1937. During the lonely war years she served in the Volunteer Auxiliary Driver’s Corps and worked in Turner and Ellis Hardware. Helena was an active member of St. Andrew’s United Church, the WCTU, WCU, the Hospital Auxiliary and the Exhibition Board and Community Centre. She was a literacy volunteer, working with children and newcomers. Active in founding and long time president of the Moose Jaw Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society, she was awarded a Governor General’s Commemorative Medal in 1992, “for significant contribution to compatriots, community and to Canada ”. Crafts, particularly tatting, were for her, a joy and a challenge. Helena was always striving to learn, perfect and teach needlework skills. She looked forward to the annual competitions and was proud of her many ribbons and those of her tatting students and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Bill (1985), and is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William Nichols and Audrey Whitson, of Edmonton. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 13, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 60 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Reverend Peter J. Calhoun will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday evening, 7-9 p.m. at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 106 Athabasca St. E. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 223 Fairford St. E., Moose Jaw, S6H 0E1. In living memory of Helena, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley Parkland by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
BERNARD NORMINTON, born June 1, 1911 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, passed away peacefully at Providence Place, Moose Jaw on Sunday, October 29, 2000 at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his parents, Bernard and Kathleen Norminton, brother, Harvey, sisters, Monica and Kathleen, and his loving wife of 57 years, Ruby in 1998. He is survived by his sons, Bryan (Joan) of Saskatoon, and David (Jocelyn) of Regina, his seven grandchildren, Joseph (Heide) Norminton of Brandon, Wanda (Brian) Steed of Peace River, Kelly (Leah) Norminton and Lorne Norminton of Victoria, Bob (Nadine), Jim, and Patricia Norminton of Regina. He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Jill and Jason Norminton, Kale, Dylan, and Logan Steed, and Madison and Riley Norminton. Bernard emigrated to Canada with his brother Harvey in 1928. He worked in bush camps and farms until 1930 when he joined the Imperial Bank of Canada. During his 46 year career with the bank (now CIBC), he worked in various branches located in Weyburn, Assiniboia, Regina, Edmonton, Red Deer, Portage la Prairie, Broadview and Moose Jaw. In each community, Bernard was a faithful church member and active in community organizations such as the Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce, and the Masonic Lodge. Upon retirement, Bernard devoted his time to his interests in gardening, and his love for his family. He and Ruby took great pleasure in spending winters together in Hawaii. When Ruby's health failed due to the onset of Alzheimer's disease, Bernard was devoted to her care in their home. Bernard will be always remembered by his family and friends as a gentleman of dignity, devotion, and accomplishment. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. John's Anglican Church, 124-1st Ave. N.E., Moose Jaw. Reverend Ian Payne will officiate. Interment will follow at the Regina Memorial Gardens at 3:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Association of Saskatchewan.
ELIZABETH (BETH) OTTLEY (ROBERTSON)
ELIZABETH (BETH) OTTLEY (ROBERTSON) of Moose Jaw, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2001 at the age of 90 years. Beth was predeceased by her husband, Jim, four brothers: Allan, Bill, Alex and Charlie Robertson; two sisters: Ruby Penna and Dorothy Carlson. She is survived by one sister, Reta Switzer of Mankota; sisters-in-law: Phylis Robertson of Kincaid, Evelyn Robertson of Mankota, Phyllis Robertson of Mankota and Eva Ottley of Victoria, B.C. and special nephew, Ken Robertson as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. Beth grew up in Mankota, Saskatchewan. She married Jim Ottley of Assiniboia and moved to Moose Jaw. Jim and Beth later moved to Regina and then to Edmonton where they lived until they returned to Moose Jaw in 1977. Beth worked for many years at T.E. Eatons Company, first in Moose Jaw and later in Regina and Edmonton. During the past number of years, Beth had resided at Pioneer Lodge, Moose Jaw. Beth was a member of Zion United Church and special thanks are extended to the ladies of Zion United Church for the many visits over the years. Beth was also a life member of the Rebecca’s Lodge of Moose Jaw. Funeral Services will be held at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel on Monday, December 3, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Frank Mitchell will officiate. Interment will take place at Regina Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Zion United Church, 423 Main St. N., Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 0W5 or to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated. In living memory of Beth, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
William (Bill) Palmer
WILLIAM (BILL) LORNE PALMER of Moose Jaw, passed away in hospital on Thursday, July 26, 2001 at the age of 87 years. Bill was born in Craik, Saskatchewan on June 22, 1914. He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers: Ray, Bruce and Jim and three sisters: Thelma, Lulu and Ruth. Bill will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of Jean of sixty years (July 1, 2001), son Gerald (Eileen) and their children: Dave, Barb and Lori and son Blair (Pam) and their children: Scott and Stefanie. Bill was in sales for most of his working life and touched many lives in his travels. At the time of his passing, he was an active 45 year member of the Associated Canadian Travelers Club of Moose Jaw. Bill also was a lifetime member of the Saskatchewan Lung Association and an active member of the Hillcrest Sports Centre until the age of 85 years. In his spare time, Bill loved to travel, garden and golf. Following cremation, a Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, (July 29th, 7-9 p.m.) at the Funeral Home. Memorialization will take place privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Saskatchewan Lung Association, 1231-8th St. E., Saskatoon, Sask., S7H 0S5 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1061, Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 4P8 would be gratefully accepted. In living memory of Bill, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
WILLIAM (BILL) PETRUICK
MR. WILLIAM (BILL) PETRUICK of Moose Jaw, passed away in Moose Jaw on Thursday, September 6, 2001 at the age of 72 years. Born November 4, 1928 at Spring Valley, Saskatchewan, Bill farmed and ranched in the Spring Valley (Crystal Hill) district and was an avid golfer. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his family. Predeceased by his parents, Lazar and Eleanora, brother, Donald, brother-in-law, Alvin Kinch and a nephew Dayle Matthews. Bill is survived by his three sisters: Jennie Kinch of Calgary, Alta., Mary (Elie) Donison of Moose Jaw, Sask., Joyce (Wesley) Banilevic of Moose Jaw, Sask. and nine nieces and nephews: Alvin (Lynne) Kinch of Red Deer, Alta, Sharon Matthews of Saskatoon, Sask., Darlene (Doug) Lockinger of Saskatoon, Sask., Beverly (Grant) Babich of Moose Jaw, Sask., Brenda (George) Reynoldson of White City, Sask., Brian (Cindy) Donison of Moose Jaw, Sask., Murray (Shi) Banilevic of Moose Jaw, Sask., Shelly (Tim) Marcyniuk of Craven, Sask., Kim Pinel of Prince Albert, Sask., nineteen great-nieces and nephews, one great-great-niece, and a great-great-nephew. In keeping with Bill’s request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation will take place and a private family graveside service will be held at Sunset Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff of Ina Grafton Gage Home, Extendicare and Providence Place for the fine service and care they provided to Bill for the last 2 ½ years. In living memory of Bill, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
Bertha "Bert" Pierce
BERTHA EDITH (BERT) PIERCE, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 19, 2001. Born on a farm near Avonlea, November 14, 1926, her family moved to Moose Jaw in 1928 where Bert attended school at William Grayson and Central Collegiate. After school, Bert worked at Robin Hood Mills and married Ken Pierce June 1, 1946. Together, they raised a family of nine. Bert was an active long time member of the Order of the Royal Purple of the Elks Club. She enjoyed going to dances, playing cards and especially spending time with her family and summers at the lake. Bert was predeceased by her parents Lillian and Ole Flottorp, sisters Lorraine and Marge ( Cal ) Schaeffer, daughter Linda (El) Schantz, sons Danny (Vivian) and Bob (Joan), and her grandson Cody. Bert will be missed and lovingly remembered by her best friend and life long companion, Ken, her sister Ethel Wiseman, daughters Carol (Raimo) Kujala, Kathie Harlos and special friend Andy Vadasz, sons David and special friend JoAnn Farrow, Pat, Mark (Debbie) and Mike (Jennifer) as well as twenty-one grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and many other relatives and friends. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Della Ferguson will officiate. Cremation will follow and Memorialization will take place at Rosedale Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials in remembrance of Bert may be made to the Allan Blair Cancer Centre ( 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, Sask., S4T 7T1 ).
MR. JOHN R. (JOCK) PIRRIE of Capilano Court, Moose Jaw, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2001 at the age of 95 years. Born September 27, 1905 in Scotland, Jock was predeceased by his wife, Jean. In keeping with Jock’s request, following cremation, memorialization will take place in Rosedale Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. In living memory of Jock, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
MRS. VIVIAN POULTON (formerly HAMMOND), passed away peacefully on Friday, February 23, 2001 in Moose Jaw. Vivian was born in Moose Jaw, February 10, 1918 and raised on the family farm in Assiniboia. Vivian was predeceased by her first husband Les Hammond in 1958 and second husband Stanley Poulton in 1986, her parents William and Jessie Patterson and two brothers, Foster and Bill. Vivian leaves to mourn her son,Terry (Shirley) Hammond of Kelowna, B.C., and their sons, Scott and Todd; son, Garth (Dianne) Hammond of Moose Jaw and their children, Jennifer, Megan, Brent and Jeremy; daughter, Diane Brundage of Regina and children, Andrea and Jeff; step-son, Brian (Sue) Poulton of Australia and their daughter, Kelsey, step-daughter, Sandra Poulton of Calgary; and her dear sister Lois Phillips of Vancouver. Following cremation, A Service to Celebrate the Life of Vivian will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at Zion United Church, 423 Main St. N., Moose Jaw. Memorials may be made to the Saskatchewan Heart & Stroke Foundation, Box 521, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, S6H 4P2 or to Zion United Church, 423 Main St. N., Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, S6H 0W5
ISAAC (ED) PRESLEY
ISAAC EDMOND (ED) PRESLEY of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, passed away on Saturday, March 24th, 2001 at the age of 77 years. Ed was born in Spokane, Washington on August 22, 1923. He moved to the Mortlach area in 1928. His working years started with farming cattle and horses, later moving to Moose Jaw where he took up employment with Western Oil. Ed retired in 1986 from Clorox Canada as a Foreman. Predeceased by his father, Elmer Presley and daughter, Dianna. Ed is survived by his wife, Sophie, his mother, Luella, brothers, John (Betty) of B.C., Glen (Doreen) of Regina, son, Earl (Wendy) of Saskatoon, daughter, Marg of Calgary, step-son, Jerry (Glenna) of Thunder Bay, Ontario, step-daughter, Ethel (Bob) of Campbell River, B.C.; three Grandchildren: Don, Drew and Kristy, and four great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 28th, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Reverend Dr. Donald Laing will officiate. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, c/o Dorothy Quirk, 455 Fairford St. E., Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 1H3.
With deep sadness, the family of Chester Prior announce his passing on Saturday, February 10th, 2001. Dad was born on May 4th, 1917 at Riverhurst, Saskatchewan. He spent his 83 years living and working in Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by a brother, Happy Springett in 1993 and a sister, Toody Beattie in 1981. Chester is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marie and two sons, Bob and his wife, Pat of Edson, Alberta and grandson, Jeff and his wife, Crystal and great-granddaughter, Jennifer – all of Hinton, Alberta, granddaughter, Michelle of Edmonton, and Brian and his wife, Bev, - Moose Jaw, granddaughters, Deanna (Mike) McCubbing of Moose Jaw and Crystal (Jeremy) of Regina and grandson, Ryan of Calgary, Alberta, one brother, Dick (Marg) Springett of Moose Jaw, three sisters, Hazel (Doug) Walker of Woodburn, Oregon, Pearl (Merv) Barr of Courtenay, B.C. and Kay Parker of Moose Jaw and sister-in-law, Margaret Springett of Edmonton as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 14th, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Reverend Betty Bradley will officiate. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. George’s Anglican Church, 809-10th Ave. N.W., Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 4K6 or to the Shriners Children Fund, c/o Wa Wa Temple, 2065 Hamilton St., Regina, Sask., S4P 2E1.
KENNETH WILLIAM REYNOLDS It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Ken, age 81, dearest husband and loving father, on Thursday, February 15th, 2001, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Ken was born in Moose Jaw in 1920, and attended Victoria School and Central Collegiate, graduating in 1938. During the “dirty thirties” he spent many happy hours at the Aquatic Club, swimming in the Moose Jaw River. He was a member of the 77th Battery Militia. When WWII began he was the 8th Saskatchewan soldier to enlist, and he always bore the number L8 proudly. Ken sailed to England with the 1st Division from Canada, arriving in December, 1939. During his time in England he was billeted in Coney Hall, Kent, where he met his wife-to-be, Nora (Noreen) Stack, and they were married in 1944. He returned to Moose Jaw in 1945 and began his 39 year career with the CPR Police. He was a fine, honest and reliable man whose main focus was always his wife and family. During his retirement years, Ken enjoyed gardening, going to “coffee row” with his pals, attending activities at the Armouries, and traveling to visit family and friends. No matter where he traveled, he always loved Moose Jaw and was proud to call it his home. Ken was predeceased by his parents, James and Viona, brother, Perce; sons, Paul and Danny. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Noreen; sons, Reg (Donna), Bruce (Debbie), Barry (Carole) and Terry; daughter, Julie; sister, Winsome; sisters-in-law, Sheila, Margaret and Mary; brothers-in-law, Bill and Barrie; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces, nephews and numerous good friends.
ROBERT (BOB) RICE
ROBERT “BOB” MILTON RICE, age 55 years of Spring Valley, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 25, 2001. Bob is survived by his loving family: wife Marcia, daughter, Amanda and sons Milton and Nicholas of Spring Valley. Bob is also survived by his parents Loy and Olive Rice of Moose Jaw as well as his sister Jean (Don) Sullivan of Calgary and brother Wayne (Margaret) Rice of Saskatoon, nieces and nephew Loy & Sonia Sullivan, Andrea and Amy Rice, Mother and Father-in-law Faye and Dave Laidlaw of Richmond, B.C., sisters and brothers-in-law, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Bob was born and educated in Mitchellton. He moved to British Columbia after completing a Heavy Duty Mechanics Course. He is well remembered for his knowledge of the trade and the help he gave to others in his field throughout B.C. In 1983 Bob returned to the family farm in Saskatchewan where he took up his life long dream of farming. He also worked as a patrol operator for the RM of Terrell until he acquired more land which didn’t allow him time to continue working off the farm. He served as Councillor in later years and also Reeve for the past three years. Bob was an active 4-H leader over the years, both at Twin Lakes 4-H Club and the Spring Valley 4-H Club. He led both the Mechanics and Beef Projects. He enjoyed working with the younger people of the communities where he could pass on some tricks of the trade. Bob was always there to lend a helping hand where it was needed, whether someone needed help with mechanical problems or cooking at a school function. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family, whether it was checking the cattle with his daughter or helping his sons work on a piece of machinery or a vehicle. Bob will be missed not only by his family and friends but also by the many people which he so unselfishly aided when they needed help, advice or mechanical repairs. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Reverend John Carley will officiate. Private family memorialization will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bob’s memory may be forwarded to the District #8 4H Club, c/o Box 5000, Swift Current, Saskatchewan., S9H 4G3 or to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated. In living memory of Bob, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
HUGH STANLEY ROOT, passed away at the age of 94 years in the Moose Jaw Union Hospital after a short illness. Predeceased by his wife Doris, sisters Ethel and Alice and his brother Bill. Stan is survived by sisters Marian of White Rock, B.C. and Bernice of Salmon Arm, B.C., brothers Ivan of Winnipeg, Man. and Larry of Invermere, B.C. as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Stan was born in Emerson, Manitoba in 1906. He moved to the Killdeer, Saskatchewan area with his parents and siblings in 1914. He worked on the farm and in the 1930’s bought grain in both Killdeer and Wood Mountain. He then worked as a postal employee in Moose Jaw from 1940 until he retired in 1971. Stan made many friends in Moose Jaw while delivering mail. He was an ardent bowler and won many trophies. A Memorial Service to Celebrate Stan’s Life will be held at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2001. Reverend Cory Steinson will officiate. Donations in memory of Stan may be made to the charity of your choice. In living memory of Stan, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley Parkland by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
Mr. Maurie Ross of Kingston, Ontario, and formerly of Moose Jaw, passed away November 12, 2001 at the age of 85 years. Maurie was born on August 28, 1916 in Moose Jaw. He grew up on the farm in the Tuxford area. Maurie helped his father on the farm and attended Bloefield School. He then went on to build the family farm, becoming a University of Saskatchewan select seed grower, a realtor, and a business man in Moose Jaw. In 1998 Maurie moved to Kingston to be near his daughter, Linda. Maurie was known for his sense of humour, keen wit, and friends of all ages. He enjoyed pool and cards (poker) but was happiest when chatting with friends. He favourite “haunt” in Moose Jaw was Timothy Eaton’s Centre. He loved TV, especially the Discovery and History Channel as well as CBC Radio. He was also a life-time member of the Elks. Maurie is predeceased by his wife, Dora in 1973; and his siblings, JD, Kathleen, and Mary. He is survived by two daughters: Maureen McCartney (Bill Edwards) – Thompson, Man. and Linda Ross (Doug Girvin) Kingston, Ont.; five grandchildren: Susan (Randy); Dorie (Bill); Todd (Teri); Tana; and Taylor (Jacelyn); seven great-grandchildren: Merrick, Alyssa, Jordyn, Connor, Tanner, Mikaela, and Quinn. He also had special friends, Mickey – who was his “ Moose Jaw daughter”, and Lorne; nephew, Ramsay Ross and family still reside in Moose Jaw. A private service will be held. We invite Maurie’s friends to join us for a “Tribute to Maurie” at Timothy Eaton Centre on Saturday, November 17, 2001, at 2:30 pm. In living memory of Maurie, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.