On Friday, July 6, 2001 Wallace Earl Rowan passed away peacefully at home at the age of 81 years. Predeceased by his parents, Garnet and Agnes Rowan, and a brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Ruth Rowan. Wally is survived by his wife of 54 years, Emma; two daughters: Judith (Henry) Klassen and their children: Laura and Bradley of Calgary; and Karen (Brian) Williams and their sons: Devlin and Brendan of Regina. Wally served overseas in the Air Force during World War II, returning to Tuxford to farm. Later he worked for 11 years for Farm Credit Corporation in Estevan, resuming farming in 1967. He was a member of St. George Masonic Lodge, the Royal Arch Masons of Sask., Eastern Star, Shrine Club and the Royal Canadian Legion. After retiring from farming in 1985, Emma and Wally enjoyed traveling, seeing many parts of the world and making friends. Wally also spent many enjoyable hours with the Vintage Aircraft Restorers at the Western Development Museum. Following Cremation, Memorial Services will be held at W.J.Jones & Son Funeral Chapel Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 3:30 pm. Gary Johnson will officiate. Interment will take place at Sunset Cemetery Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in care of the Moose Jaw Shrine Club, would be appreciated. In living memory of Wally, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley Parkland by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
It is with deep sadness that the family of George Merlin Rudeen announces his passing June 5, 2001 at Pioneers Lodge. A beloved father, grandfather, brother and uncle. George was born January 29, 1922 and raised on the family farm north of Parkbeg. He served with Honor in the Army in active service overseas in World War II. On return he worked at many jobs including the Sodium Sulphate Plant in Chaplin. It was in Chaplin that he suffered a debilitating accident that changed his life forever. He will be best remembered for servicing small household appliances at Marshall Wells and then in the Co-op. For the last 6 ½ years he had been a resident of Pioneers Lodge. Predeceased by his parents, Paul in 1960 and Bessie in 1987; brothers, Aubrey in 1928; and Howard in 1992; brother-in-law, Alex Monteith in 1998; and former wife, Anne in 1995. He leaves to mourn his son, Mark – Moose Jaw; daughter, Margo (Dave) Walsh – Logan Lake, B.C.; grandchildren: Phadra and Aubrey; brothers: Gene (Irene); and Alan (Elma) – Mortlach; sister, Florence Monteith - Weyburn; sister-in-law, Agnes Rudeen – Enderby; several nieces, nephews, extended family, and some very dear friends at Pioneers Lodge who loved and cared for him while he was there.
“Dad, you now have your 5 minutes without pain and more. I love you and will miss you. Love Mark.”
Funeral Services will be held at W.J.Jones & Son Funeral Chapel Friday, June 8, 2001 at 1:30 pm. Della Ferguson will officiate. Royal Canadian Legion Funeral Rites will be conducted by Mr. Roscoe Steele. Interment will follow at the Veteran’s Plot, Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends Thursday evening 7 – 9 pm at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Pioneers Lodge, 1000 Albert St., S6H 2Y2, Epilepsy Canada, 1470 Peel St., Suite 745, Montreal, Que. H3A 1T1, the Legion Poppy Fund, c/o 268 High St. W. S6H 1S8, or the charity of choice, would be appreciated. In living memory of George, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley Parkland by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home
Roy Sargent passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 16, 2001, just days before his 80 birthday. Roy was born in Central Butte in 1921 and moved to Moose Jaw at an early age where he received his education at William Grayson Public School and Moose Jaw Technical High School. Roy served in the Royal Canadian Air Force prior to employment with the National Fruit Company, Swifts, CP Rail and the Health of Animals Branch of the Federal Department of Agriculture until his retirement in 1986. In his early years, Roy was active in hockey and baseball and throughout his life was an active sports fan, especially when his grandson was playing. He also enjoyed curling and his many fishing expeditions with his buddies. Roy ’s favourite times were spent with family and friends. He was a loving husband, precious father, doting grandfather, devoted brother, caring uncle and a loyal friend – always making sure that other’s needs were taken care of before his own. He was a pillar of strength for those who needed comfort during trying times. Roy will be remembered for his sense of humour, gentle nature, perceptiveness, love of animals and nature, genuine interest in people of any age and his ability to build or repair almost anything. Predeceased by his parents Mabel and Stanley Sargent, Roy leaves to remember him, his loving wife of sixty-two years, Julia (Judy); daughters: Marilyn (Howard Toda) of Aiea, Hawaii and Pam (Greg Veillard) of Moose Jaw; four grandchildren: Denise Toda of Seattle; Judy (Ray) Tanabe of Aiea, Hawaii; Lisa Cumberland of Calgary; Brock Nelson of Moose Jaw and one great-grandson, Trek Tanabe of Aiea, Hawaii. Also surviving are three brothers: Jim (Ethel) Brewington of Regina; Kenneth (Dorothy) Sargent of Ottawa and Leslie (Laverne) Sargent of Port Sydney, Ontario; two sisters: Irene Hamill and Audrey (Donald) Cooper of Regina and three sisters-in-law: Dorothy Botterill and Pearl Smith of Vancouver and Bertha Wohlgemuth of Medicine Hat. In keeping with the wishes of Mr. Sargent, there will be no funeral service. Private family memorialization will take place in the Veteran’s Section, Rosedale Cemetery at a later date. Friends are invited to join the family in remembering Roy at a tea to take place at the Royal Canadian Legion ( 268 High Street West, Moose Jaw ) on Friday, July 20, 2001 between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. As an expression of sympathy, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society ( 223 Fairford Street East, Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 0E1 ) would be appreciated by the family. In living memory of Roy, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
V. MARJ SCHARF
In loving memory of Virgil Marj Scharf who passed away early Tuesday, February 6th, 2001. Virgil was the daughter of Elmar and Ellen Dahlgren. She was predeceased by her husband Milton Elwin Scharf, sister Pearl Cumberland, daughter Shirley Gould, brother Ken Dahlgren and one sister-in-law Evelyn Dahlgren. Virgil is survived and lovingly remembered by her son Don Scharf, granddaughters: Nancey and Lynn Scharf, great-granddaughter Tiah Scharf, brother and sister-in-law Myron and Doreen Dahlgren, brother-in-law Jim Cumberland (Inez), son-in-law R.J. Gould, grandsons: Brent and Doug (Sue) Gould, great-granddaughter Jackie Gould and great-grandson Steven Gould. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 12th, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Pastor Doug Shepherd will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held Sunday, February 11th 2-4p.m. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials for the Saskatchewan Lung Association, 1231-8th St. E., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7H 0S5 would be appreciated.
JOHN E. SCHNELL
MR. JOHN E. SCHNELL of Pioneer Village, Moose Jaw, passed away Monday, February 26, 2001 at Pasqua Hospital, Regina at the age of 89 years. Born in Gretna, Manitoba in 1911, he was raised in Southern Saskatchewan and later joined the Canadian Armed Services, serving overseas during WWII. It was during the war he met and married his wife, Isabella Crawford. The couple were married in Scotland and following the war they came to Canada finally settling in Moose Jaw. They raised their two sons, Fergus, now residing in Regina and Douglas (Claudette) of Rockglen. Predeceased by his wife, Isabella in 1981, John is survived by his sons as well as two grandchildren, Angela and Stuart, his sisters and brothers, nieces and nephews, residing in Canada, Scotland, Australia and South Africa. Funeral Services will be held at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw on Friday, March 2, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. Padre Rev. Ian Payne will officiate. Royal Canadian Legion Funeral Rites will be conducted by Dan MacAulay, Moose Jaw Branch #59. Interment will follow at the Rosedale Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials for the Saskatchewan Heart & Stroke Foundation, Box 521, Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 4P2 would be appreciated.
GEORGE L. SHAW
Mr. George L. Shaw passed away suddenly Saturday, August 18, 2001 at the age of 84 years. George was born and educated in Moose Jaw. He served in the Navy during War and has been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion since that time. George owned and operated Prairie Welding and continued active until his retirement when he began teaching welding at S.T.I. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Predeceased by his parents, Tom and Sarah; two brothers, Tom and Bill; and infant twin sisters. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Mary; two sons: Gord; Randy (Barb) – all of Moose Jaw ; grandchildren: Janice (Dennis); Calvin (Lenora); Angela (Dan); and two great-grandchildren: Riley and Ian. Funeral Services will be held at W.J.Jones & Son Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 1:30 pm. Reverend Frank Mitchell will officiate. Royal Canadian Legion Funeral Rites will be conducted by Moose Jaw Branch #59. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday evening 7 – 9 pm at the Funeral Home. Memorials to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Box 1061, Moose Jaw, S6H 4P8, would be appreciated. In living memory of George, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley Parkland by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
PEARL G. SMITH died suddenly on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2001. She was born in Broadview, Saskatchewan on March 7th, 1914, the eleventh child of Charles and Elizabeth Brown. Pearl married Jack Smith at Stony Beach in 1935 and the couple resided in Stony Beach and Tuxford before settling in Moose Jaw. Pearl was predeceased by her husband, Jack; four brothers and eight sisters. Memories of a loving mother will be forever cherished. She leaves to cherish precious memories her three children and their families: Bob (Lesley) and their children: Blair, Margo and Jenna of Delta, B.C.; Shirley of Kamloops and Norma (Dennis) Smale of Moose Jaw and their family: Heather (Darren Tressel), David of Saskatoon; Dwight of Calgary and her great-grandson, Keagan. Also surviving are her sisters: Viola Pare of Moose Jaw and Gladys Anderson of Revelstoke, B.C. A Celebration of Pearl’s Life will be held at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw on Monday, May 7th, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. Reverend Dr. Donald Laing will officiate. Flowers are gratefully declined. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Saskatchewan Heart & Stroke Foundation, Box 521, Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 4P2 or to a charity of one’s choice. In living memory of Pearl Smith, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley Parkland by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
SARAH P. STAPLES of Providence Place, Moose Jaw, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2001 at the age of 83 years. Born in Moose Jaw in 1917, Sarah attended Davidson Business College and worked in a secretarial capacity all her life. She started here in Moose Jaw as juvenile court stenographer then worked at Teachers College as the principal’s secretary, moving on to S.T.I. and SIAST in the same position. Sadie enjoyed her traveling days, going to Germany, Great Britain, Alaska, Montreal Expo, to name a few. She was accomplished at whatever she did, including needle work, bridge playing and completing the Staples family history. Sarah was also a member of St. Andrew’s United Church. Sadie was predeceased by her parents, William Richard and Sarah Susan, brothers, George in 1956 (Sarah in 2001) and Murray in 1997. She is survived by brothers, Cecil (Marjorie) and Earl (Claudia), sister-in-law, Della, nineteen nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. Following cremation, memorialization of cremated remains will take place at the family plot, Rosedale Cemetery. A Celebration of Sarah’s Life will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 60 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw on Friday, June 15, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. Reverend Dr. Donald Laing will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to Providence Place, 100-2nd Ave. N.E., Moose Jaw, S6H 1B8, The Moose Jaw Union Hospital Foundation, 455 Fairford St. E., Moose Jaw, S6H 1H3, or to a charity of choice would be gratefully accepted. In living memory of Sarah, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
Wilf passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, May 6th, 2001 at the age of 53 years. He was born October 8th, 1947 in Moose Jaw and has resided here his entire life except for four years while in University. Wilf graduated from Riverview Collegiate and took his Psychiatric Nurses Training at Valley View Centre where had been employed there for the past thirty-one years. He was very active in the Union and it was a passion of his until his passing. He was predeceased by his father, Peter; brothers: Edgar and Arnold and twins, Donna and Donald. Wilf is survived and sadly missed by his wife, Joan and daughters, Cheryl and Kara of Moose Jaw, his mother, Frieda, his brother, Randy (Mona-Maria Krumenacker) of Regina; sisters: Martha (Gerald) Johnson, Edna (Roy) Delbeck of Moose Jaw, Evy (Joe) Lang of Saskatoon, Dorothy (Wilfred) Longmore of Regina and sisters-in-law: Florence and Irene as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held at Central Lutheran Church, 27 Hochelaga St. W., Moose Jaw on Thursday, May 10th, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Doug Shepherd will officiate. Interment will follow at the Sunset Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday, May 9th from 7-9 p.m. at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saskatchewan Lung Association, 1231 – 8th St. E., Saskatoon, Sask., S7H 0S5. In living memory of Wilfred Harold Steinhauer, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
A. MARGARET STEVENSON was born in Mortlach, Saskatchewan November 21, 1910 and passed away in Pioneer Lodge on February 21st, 2001 at the age of 90 years. She attended Stevenson School and lived with her parents on the farm. In 1951 her mother passed away and Margaret became her father’s house keeper for several years. Eventually Margaret moved to Moose Jaw and really enjoyed the different senior groups and especially her bowling. After several small strokes, Margaret moved into Pioneer Lodge where she was lovingly cared for by the staff. Predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Charlie and Ken. Margaret is survived by her sisters-in-law, Elsie Langhorne and Florence Stevenson, three nephews, two nieces and several great-nieces and great-nephews and a multitude of friends. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 24th, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Reverend Frank Mitchell will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Recreational Department of Pioneer Lodge, 1000 Albert St., Moose Jaw.
BILL 'SULLY' SULLIVAN
WILLIAM A. (BILL) “SULLY” SULLIVAN of Moose Jaw, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 18th, 2001 at the age of 49 years. He was employed with Canada Post for 25 years and was currently in a position of Supervisor. Bill will be missed by his fellow workers. He enjoyed his many trips to various countries of warmer climate and his ‘condo door’ was always open to any friend who wanted to come along. Predeceased by his father, James in 1979, Bill is survived by his mother, Virginia, his brother, Jim (Maureen) and his niece, Jennifer and his nephew, John - all of Moose Jaw, who were like his own children. He is also survived by Troy and Michelle Gall of Brooks, Alberta and their children, Patrick and Jarod. Bill will be missed by his many aunts, uncles and cousins. Following cremation, A Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, February 22nd, 2001 at 3:30 p.m. in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Dean Ohochinsky will officiate. Family memorialization will take place privately at a later date. Visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday evening, 7-9 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Memorials to the Saskatchewan Lung Association, 1231-8th St. E., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7H 0S5 would be appreciated.
CLIFFORD ANGUS SUTHERLAND, aged 80 years, passed away Friday, April 6th, 2001 at Providence Place, Moose Jaw, where he had spent the last six years. Born January 3rd, 1921 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan to John and Elizabeth Sutherland of Ponteix, Saskatchewan. Cliff grew up on the family farm and in 1942 joined the Army in the 1622 Saskatchewan Horse B.C.R. Regiment as a tank driver in the 2nd World War until 1946. On June 17th, 1947, Cliff married Velma Howey and they farmed at Ponteix for one year before moving to Melaval, Saskatchewan where they farmed for twenty years and raised their six children. Over the next twenty years, Cliff and Velma lived throughout Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia where Cliff applied his many talents to various types of work. In 1988, Moose Jaw became the home for retirement. Predeceased by his father in 1963, mother in 1970 and son, Brian in 1998. Cliff is survived by his wife, Velma of 54 years, daughters, Cheryle (Bill) and Kathi (Garry Seip) of Moose Jaw, Dianne (Calvin Whitehead) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, sons, Kevin (Mary) and Wayne (Deneen) of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren, his sister, Betty Teeter of Guelph, Ontario, brothers, Bert (Audrey) of Osoyoos, B.C. and Ken (Elsie) of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, many nieces and nephews and mother-in-law Janie Buchanan. Cliff was a kind and gentle man – loved, admired and respected by all who knew him. We remember him for his strong work ethics, and his ability to always see the lighter side of life enjoying a good laugh whenever possible. The Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, April 11th, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabacsa St. E., Moose Jaw. Della Ferguson will officiate. Royal Canadian Legion Funeral Rites will conducted at the Chapel by D. Smoky Hoover, Moose Jaw Branch #59. A graveside service and interment will take place at Swift Current Memorial Gardens on Monday, April 16th, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday evening 7-9 p.m. at the Funeral Home. In living memory of Clifford Angus Sutherland, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley Parkland by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home
DORIS MARIE SWARBRICK of Moose Jaw, passed away peacefully at Providence Place on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2001 at the age of 92 years. Doris was born in Regina, Saskatchewan November 28th, 1908. She married Harry Swarbrick November 24th, 1927 on her 19th birthday. Her years ahead were fulfilled by the family they had. Love and care for her family were her first priority. Even though Doris was a devoted wife and mother, she still took time out for herself. She was Past Honored Royal Lady of the Royal Purple, having been a member for many years and served on the auxiliary at St. George’s Anglican Church where she was a member. Spotted in a mall, you’d find her purchasing yarn of some type. Doris loved to knit and crochet. So many hours were spent as a labor of love making afghans, sweaters, slippers and baby blankets. Every family member has a memento. Her knitting even went with her to the bowling lane at times, as every Tuesday for over thirty years you’d find her at the bowling lane. Doris and Harry saw the sites of numerous cities through out Canada and the United States where they would visit regularly, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A highlight of Doris’ life was her trip in 1971 to Singapore to welcome a new grandson, Stephen. Doris was predeceased by her husband, Harry in 1998, daughter, Kay Salewich in 1979, an infant son, Harry in 1928, two brothers and one sister. Doris leaves to mourn her children: Dorothy (Harvey) Stein of Moose Jaw, Bill (Fern) of Palm Springs, CA., Fran (Dave) Banting of Moose Jaw, George (JoAnne) of Omaha, NE., Linda (Marinus) Snyders of Calgary, Jane (Dave) Quark of Winnipeg, Terry (Ina) Salewich of Harrison, B.C., twenty-seven grandchildren, thirty-nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw on Saturday, May 5th, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. Reverend Betty Bradley will officiate. Interment will follow at the family plot at Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday (May 4th), 7-9 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Memorials for Providence Place Foundation, 100-2nd Ave. N.E., Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, S6H 1B8 would be gratefully accepted. In living memory of Doris Marie Swarbrick, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
JOHN FRANCIS (JACK) THIBEAU, lifelong resident of Moose Jaw, passed away suddenly but peacefully on June 24, 2001 at the age of 76 years. He was predeceased by his mother, Beatrice, father, Theophille, brothers, Dennis, Gordon and Leo, sister, Cecelia and a niece, Denise. Jack is survived by his sister, Agnes George of Victoria, two sisters-in-law, Francis of Victoria and Zelda of Vancouver and nieces, Gisele and Patsy, nephews, Alex, Gordon, Ian, Joey, and John Paul and their families. “Hank” worked in construction at SaskTel as a plowcat operator for over thirty-five years. This type of work solidified his love for the outdoors. As an avid photographer, his photography collection verifies his love for Moose Jaw. He had a keen interest in the ‘goings on’ in the city. Jack will be remembered by fellow Moose Javians by the ‘old guy flying his kite’ in Crescent Park or sitting at Zellers having his coffee. Even though Jack was a bachelor, he enjoyed spending time with family – especially visiting with his sister, Agnes at his niece’s home and cabin. It was here that Jack was able to enjoy another of his favourite pastimes, birdwatching. He was an Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus, (Father Lawless Council No. 1534). Jack was a quiet and gentle man and will be sadly missed by his family and neighbours, especially Dora Davies and Willie Moser – thank you for the special care given to Jack and to all those who touched his life on a daily basis. The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Friday, July 6, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 1064-3rd Ave. N.W., Moose Jaw. Reverend Father David Cottingham C.Ss.R. will preside. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Western Development Museum, 50 Diefenbaker Dr., Moose Jaw, Sask., S6J 1L9 or to Providence Place, 100-2nd Ave. N.E., Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 1B8 would be appreciated. In living memory of Jack, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
MRS. VERNA R. THOMAS of Moose Jaw, passed away on Monday, April 2nd, 2001 at the age of 85 years. Born at Morse, Saskatchewan on March 19th, 1916, she married Francis Lloyd Thomas in October, 1939. Verna and Lloyd were owners of Lakeview Lodge at Manitou Beach. She took great pride in operating the Lodge. Verna enjoyed her home and family and took great pleasure in all the family gatherings with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, and husband Lloyd in 1996. She is survived by her sons: Earl (Faye) of Saskatoon and George (Joyce) of Moose Jaw; three granddaughters: Carla (Justin) Giesbrecht of Estevan, Linda Thomas (Zia) of Regina and Donna Thomas (Shaun) of Assiniboia, one grandson, Jody (Nikki) Thomas of Moose Jaw; three great-granddaughters: Kendall Thomas-MacEacheran, Brandi Thomas and Brianna Giesbrecht and one sister, Dorothy Ballagh of Moose Jaw. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 6th, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Linda Owens will officiate. Cremation will take place and memorialization will follow at Prairie Memorial Columbarium. Memorials to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated. In living memory of Verna R. Thomas, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley Parkland by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
MARGARET EVELYN (MULLINS) TUNISON passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 8th, 2001, at the age of 79 years. Born and raised in Moose Jaw, Margaret married Warren in October 1945 and farmed 46 years in the Pitman district. Her family, friends, flowers and garden were all a very important part of her life. She will be sadly missed. Predeceased by her parents, Edward and Theresa Mullins, twin brothers in infancy and one sister, Kathleen. Margaret is survived by her loving husband, Warren; three daughters: Dianne (Ernie) Debert of Glen Bain, Donna (Larry) Larsen of Rouleau, Judy (Rick) Runge of Regina; eight grandchildren: Debbie (Tom) Collins, Teresa (Larry) Richards, Lynn (Tim) Kehoe, Terri (Guy) Larsen, Len (Lisa) Larsen, Tony (Adrienne) Larsen, Aaron (Leah) Runge, Colin (Amanda) Runge; fifteen great-grandchildren; two sisters: Alice (Fred) Clifford of Ottawa, Ontario and Dorothy (Ernie) Jungabluth of Brockport, NY; two sisters-in-law: Madeline (Byron) Hantelman and Doreen Tunison of Regina as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw on Friday, May 11th, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. Carolyn Argue will officiate. Interment will follow in the Rouleau Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, #301-2550-12th Ave., Regina, Sask., S4P 3X1 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 223 Fairford St. E., Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 0E1. In living memory of Margaret Tunison, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
Arie Van Dorland
MR. ARIE Van DORLAND of Moose Jaw, passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, July 21st, 2001. Predeceased by his wife, Henny, his parents, one brother and one sister. Arie was born on March 6th, 1928 in Ommen, Holland. He married Henny on April 9th, 1952 and together they immigrated to Canada making their home in Moose Jaw. Arie was a man of few words but a kind heart and will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his family: daughters, Gerda (Brian) Cobbledick of Regina and Linda (Garry) Gallot of Cremona, Alta.; sons, Henry (Annette) of Lethbridge, Alta, John of Regina, Rob of Moose Jaw and grandchildren, Christa, Brad, Meagan, Kellen, Rene and Johnathon. Arie is also survived by family residing in Holland. The Funeral Service will be held at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw on Friday, July 27th, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. Reverend Peter J. Calhoun will officiate. Cremation will follow and memorialization will take place at the family plot, Sunset Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the charity of one’s choice. In living memory
A. LORNE VEALE
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Andrew Lorne Veale of Stony Beach and Moose Jaw. Lorne passed away in Regina after a short battle with cancer at the age of 82 years. He was born in Moose Jaw March 1, 1919 and was raised on the family farm at Stony Beach. After finishing school he worked for a short time at Robin Hood Mills and returned to the farm where he was happiest. When war broke out in 1939 he volunteered to join the Army and was sent to camp at Dundurn, Sask., but for health reasons was not accepted so he returned to the farm. Lorne enjoyed rural life, working the land, watching the crops grow, watching the clouds of a summer storm, prairie sunrises and sunsets, and watching the northern lights. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and made many trips to the Toronto Royal Exhibition with his family and friends. Lorne was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge in Moose Jaw and also a long time member of the Army, Navy & Airforce Veterans. Lorne was a good neighbor and was always willing to help with any projects in the community. He loved curling in all the rural bonspiels and playing cards with his friends. He will be greatly missed by many. He was predeceased by his mother in 1946; father in 1954; and daughter-in-law, Louise in 1973. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Jean; one son, Robert (Candis) and one grandson, Matthew – Hermiston, Oregon; one brother, Lloyd (Mary) and family – Saskatoon; one sister, Eugenie (Ken) Babier and family – Calgary; sister-in-law, Nell Laidley and family – Edmonton; brother-in-law, Norm (Vivian) Laidley and family – Kelowna; special cousin, Lloyd (Marg) Veale and family – Winnipeg; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral Services will be be held at Zion United Church, 423 Main Street North, Friday, June 8, 2001 at 10:30 am. Dr. Bob Kimmerly will officiate, assisted by Linda Owens. Interment will follow at the Stony Beach Cemetery at 3:00 pm. Flowers are gratefully declined, memorials to the Canadian Cancer Society, 223 Fairford St. E., Moose Jaw, S6H 0E1, would be appreciated. In living memory of Lorne, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley Parkland by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
EILEEN VEVANG of Moose Jaw, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 30, 2001 at the age of 92 years. She was born in Bancroft, South Dakota, May 9, 1909 to Case and Mary Averill. She married Odin Vevang in 1928 and the couple homesteaded in the Pine Lake district until moving to Moose Jaw in 1968. She was a loving and caring person. Her happiest times were when she was entertaining family and friends. Predeceased by her husband, Odin, dad and mother, Case and Mary Averill and step-mother, Ella Averill, brother, Vannie; two sisters: Clara and Ida and son-in-law, George. Eileen is survived by her children: Mary (Ed) Paysen of Moose Jaw; Agnes Paysen of Saskatoon and Allen (Peggy) Vevang of Saskatoon; nine grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren, one brother, Henry (Millie) of Central Butte; sisters: Elva (Ted) Smith of Prince Albert, Mary Gjernes of Mission B.C., Mabel (Gordon) Bradley of Regina as well as several nieces and nephews. Eileen was dearly loved and will be sadly missed. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 3, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Della Ferguson will officiate. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence Place, 100-2nd Ave. N.E., Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 1B8 or to Ina Grafton Gage Home, 200 Iroquois St. E., Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 4T3. In living memory of Eileen, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
EDITH ELLEN (CONWAY) WARD of Moose Jaw, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 9, 2001 at the age of 93 years at Providence Place. Mom was born on May 29, 1907 in Deloraine, Man. She attended school at Holyrood, after finishing school mom worked as a nanny until marrying Harry Ward in 1928. Together they farmed south west of Mortlach until retiring to Mortlach. Mom eventually moved to High Park Towers in Moose Jaw where she made many new friends, until her health failed and she moved into Providence Place. Mom enjoyed knitting, tatting, gardening, cards, jigsaw puzzles and found great pleasure in entertaining friends and family and always had room at her table for an extra plate. She was called Aunt Edith by many. Predeceased by her husband, Harry Ward, son-in-law, Steve Ellard, grandson-in-law, Barry Hallborg, all her brothers and sisters. Edith was the last of her generation. She is survived by two sons: David (Sylvia) Ward, Ken (Mary) Ward, three daughters: Frances (Tom) Taylor, Margaret (Lloyd) Smith and Bettie (Dennis) Goodnough; forty-six grandchildren and forty-eight great-grandchildren, as well as many special nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held at W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabacsa St. E., Moose Jaw on Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday evening (April 13 between 7-9 p.m.) at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. In living memory of Edith Ward, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley Parkland by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
JACK (JOHN) (NEWF) WELLS late of Moose Jaw, passed away at the age of 66 years on Wednesday, March 7th, 2001. Predeceased by his parents, George and Ethel, brothers, Frank, Claire, Cecil and Strap. Jack is survived by his wife, Loretta, son, Dwain (Joan), grandsons, Nicholas and Scott, brother, Norman, sisters, Nora, Daisy, Mary and Greta, as well as many nieces and nephews. Jack proudly worked at the CP Railway for 40 years. Although he loved the railroad, he retired as an Engineer in 1990. Many will remember him from working at the Civic Centre and his fondness for joking with the children and adults alike. A private family memorial service will be held. Special thanks to all the staff at Moose Jaw Palliative Home Care. Your many hours of compassionate care during Jack’s battle with cancer was truly appreciated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 223 Fairford St. E., Moose Jaw, S6H 0E1.
CECIL THOMAS WILLIS passed away peacefully on Friday, February 9th, 2001 at Providence Place in Moose Jaw, aged 87 years. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Agnes, brothers and sisters Les, Lynn (Copeland), Roy and William. Cecil is survived by the children of his brother Roy, Kathy and Peter, to whom Cecil seemed a second father; and other nieces and nephews. Cecil was born on November 19th, 1913. As a young boy he spent much time at the homestead and farm of his uncle, Josh Annable, where he acquired his love of horses and the western life. With his brother Les, Cecil was part of the Willis Brothers trick-riding and trick-roping act, touring on the rodeo circuit and performing at the Calgary Stampede in the late 1940’s. Cecil’s specialty was trick roping, spinning multiple loops while standing on his head on horseback or jumping the Texas skip on his saddle. In later years Cecil’s casual grace with a rope and lariat amazed and delighted us, a testament to endless hours of practice. Cecil started ranching in the hills southwest of Moose Jaw in the early 1950’s, working closely with his brother Roy. He helped to care for his mother Agnes who lived with him until her death in 1966. In 1973 Cecil retired to Moose Jaw, where he pursued his interests in photography and amassed a vast antique camera collection. He enjoyed going on trips with Roy and his family and participated in numerous wagon trains. In 1997 Cecil moved to Providence Place where the excellent care he received from the staff is deeply appreciated by the Willis family. At Cecil’s request a private ceremony will be held to inter his ashes in his parent’s plot at Rosedale Cemetery. Those wishing to make donations can direct them to Providence Place, 100-2nd Ave. N.E., Moose Jaw, S6H 1B8.