EILEEN MARION ANTON (BEITEL) died peacefully on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at the Royal University Hospital , Saskatoon with her family at her side. Eileen and her husband, Nick raised eight children in Regina . They later moved to Saskatoon before retiring and settling in Moose Jaw . Predeceased by her father, Wenzel and brother-in-law, Earl Paysen. She is survived by her mother, Sophia Beitel of Moose Jaw; husband, Nicholous James Anton of Moose Jaw; children: Allan Anton of Calgary; Elaine Anton of Calgary; Neil Anton of Moose Jaw; Donna-Marie (Glenn) Harned and their children: Kaylee and David of Prince George; Garth Anton of Seattle, Washington; Carole Ann (Rob) Mallory and their son, Brandon of Regina; John Anton of Vancouver and Paul Anton of Moose Jaw; her sisters: Joyce Paysen of Moose Jaw, Kay McLean of Calgary and Myrna (Wayne) Kendall of Stoughton, Saskatchewan as well as many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Joseph ’s Roman Catholic Church, 1064 – 3rd Ave. N.W. , Moose Jaw on Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. A Prayer Service will be held Friday evening, (December 14th), 7p.m. at W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E. , Moose Jaw . In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, 223 Fairford St. E., Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 0E1is appreciated. In living memory of Eileen, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
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.
ANNE FERGUSON, passed away peacefully at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital on December 31, 2001 at the age of 88 years. Anne will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Barbara of Regina; son, William (Bill) of Saskatoon, granddaughter, Crystal; great-grandsons: Nicolas, Jesse and Adam of Saskatoon; sister, Mary Bernhauser of Regina, several nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by her husband, William A. Ferguson; her parents, Paul and Barbara Zinchesin; brother, Dr. William Zinchesin; sister, Olga Santalab; granddaughter, Glena Morhart; brothers-in-law, Tony Santalab and Joe Bernhauser. Following cremation, A Celebration of Anne’s Life will be held at the W. J. Jones & Son Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E. , Moose Jaw on Saturday, January 5, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. Reverend Dr. Bob Kimmerly will officiate. Memorialization will take place at the family plot, Regina Cemetery at a later date. Memorials for the Saskatchewan Heart & Stroke Foundation, Box 521, Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 4P2; or to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Box 721, Regina, Sask., S4P 3A8, would be gratefully accepted. In living memory of Anne, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W.J.Jones & Son Funeral Home.
Sarah (Sadie) Gamble, age 96, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 13, 2001 at Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke, B.C. Sadie was born April 5, 1905 in Manitoulin Island , Ontario to Amy and D’Arcy Burns. At the age of five Sadie moved with her family to Mitchellton , Sask. She married Norval (Cuddy) Gamble on February 17, 1925 and they farmed in the Crane Valley area. After leaving the farm, Sadie moved to Tuxford , Sask. and worked in a nursing home. Later she moved to Moose Jaw and resided at Victoria Towers until 1996 at which time she moved to Revelstoke. Sadie attended the First Baptist Church in Moose Jaw and belonged to the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary for many years. She was also a secretary for the Bliss Lake school district in the Crane Valley area. Sadie enjoyed cooking and visiting family. She lit up a room when she walked in. Her smile and twinkling eyes could melt your heart. She left everyone feeling special by just having known her. Sadie will be sadly missed by family and friends. She is survived by four daughters: Doris Bolton – Vancouver, B.C.; Kathy (Bruce) Arrowsmith – Williams Lake, B.C.; Muriel (Louie) Rota – Revelstoke, B.C.; and Hazel (Jerry) Hughes – Menomonie, WI, USA; along with many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband, Norval (Cuddy); three sons: George, Lynn, and Blair; her parents; brothers: Donald and Ted Burns; and three sisters: Frances Trail, Katherine Curran, and Dorothy Mitchell. Funeral Services will be held at The First Baptist Church, 1010 Main Street North, on Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 10:30 am. Reverend Steven MacCuaig will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday evening 7 – 9 pm at W.J.Jones & Son Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the First Baptist Church; or the Revelstoke United Church, Box 446, Revelstoke, V0E 2S0, would be appreciated. In living memory of Sadie, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
H. MAY GIBBS
HILDA MAY (GAMMAGE) GIBBS of Providence Place , Moose Jaw and formerly of the Blue Hill/Briercrest districts, died on Thursday, October 25, 2001 , an Alzheimer victim. May was predeceased by her parents, William and Hilda Gammage; sisters: Verna Gammage and Mil Haakonson; sister-in-law, Ruth Gammage; sons-in-law: Wilfred Runzer and Ken Sempel; nephew, Roy Haakonson; niece, Annabelle Haakonson and special brother-in-law, Joe Jasper. May is survived by her husband, Jim; daughters: Linda Sempel, Karen Runzer and Grace Gibbs; son, Bill Gibbs; grandchildren: Kristin & Doug Brooke and Robert Runzer; brother, Bob Gammage; sisters: Marg (Gordon) English and Doreen (Ellis) Jamieson; brothers-in-law, Mel Haakonson; special sister-in-law, Edna Jasper and her children: John (Lori) Jasper and Helen (Dale) Whitfield and Edna’s grandchildren: Tyson Jasper, Nancy Whitfield and Michael Whitfield, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and many friends. May was born on September 11, 1917 , on the Saskatchewan family farm near Compeer, Alberta . She took her education at Hilldale, Compeer and Burnbrae Schools . Later she attended a Dominion Training Program where she specialized in sewing. In 1943-1944, May attended Moose Jaw Normal School . She taught at Leamington , Glenside and in the Kerrobert area. May and Jim were married on December 29, 1946 at Kerrobert United Church and made their home on the Gibbs family farm in the Blue Hill district. May was a very active community member. She was a member and advocate of Blue Hill United Church , a life member of the United Church Women, a Sunday School teacher and a 4-H Homecraft leader. She was an avid gardener, seamstress, quilter and knitter. Harvest would never have been completed without her “direction”. May’s favorite pastime was spoiling her two grandchildren. Over the last several years, Alzheimer’s robbed May of her ability to perform life’s simplest tasks. This necessitated her move to Providence Place in September, 1999. The family is very grateful for the compassionate care that she received from Dr. Gass and the Sisters and staff of Providence Place . The Celebration of May’s Life will be held on Monday, October 29, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Briercrest United Church , Briercrest , Saskatchewan . Glenys Grosenick will officiate. Private burial of cremains will take place at Blue Hill Cemetery . Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Providence Place, 100-2nd Avenue, N.E., Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, S6H 1B8; the Alzheimer Society, #301-2550-12th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 3X1 or to a charity of your choice. In living memory of May, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
MR. EDWARD GLASS, age 82 years, of Chaplin , Saskatchewan , passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at the Central Butte Union Hospital . Born in the Bluet district, Edward received his education at Knowlside School . He worked for various farms and at jobs before beginning to farm full time in 1943. Predeceased by his parents, a sister Martha and three brothers, William, Fred and John. Edward is survived by his wife, Freda of 59 years, children: Carol (Doug) Torrie of Chaplin, son, Gordon (Judy) of Watson, Sk., Cindy of Chaplin, Bonnie (Keith) Hampton of Central Butte and Donald (Angie) of Moose Jaw, one brother, Emil (Helen) of Chaplin, thirteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, January 11, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chaplin Community Complex. Reverend Helen Reid will officiate. Interment will take place at the Sunset Cemetery in Moose Jaw . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chaplin School Playground Fund. In living memory of Edward, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by Prairie Memorial Funeral Home.
ABRAM HARMS, known as “Abe” to all who knew him, passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 13, 2001 . Born on February 27, 1941 in Altona , Manitoba , the seventh of eight children born to Jacob and Agatha Harms. He left school at the age of fourteen and joined the workforce. His first training was in upholstery working for John Klassen. He left Altona for a life in the city of Winnipeg , working in a variety of jobs until he joined Birchwood Motors and obtained a mechanic certificate. He married Joy Aitken of Darmody , Saskatchewan in 1962 and immediately started a family. Deciding city life was not for him and his young family, they moved back to Altona in 1970 and went back to work for John Klassen. With prompting from his brother Henry, he moved his family to Eyebrow to start his own business in upholstery and carpet installation and was very good and took pride in his work. He also enjoyed music and was part of a country and western band for several years, playing guitar and lead vocals. Predeceased by his father in 1952 and his mother in 1997 as well as sisters, Helen Kehler and Kay Kehler and brothers, Peter Harms and Ike Harms and father-in-law, Bruce Aitken. Abe is survived by his wife of thirty-nine years, Joy, daughters, Kellie Parisian of Winnipeg, Debbie (Todd) Graas of Brownlee, Tammy (Devon) Shaw of Davidson and Sharleen (Mirko) Dajic of Calgary; six grandchildren, Blaire and Kyla Parisian, Austin and Katie Graas, Stephanie and Haylie Shaw; mother-in-law, Lorna Aitken; his brother, Henry (Sylvia) Harms of Elbow, sister, Anne (Edwin) Klassen of Altona, Manitoba, half brother, Jacob (Anne) Wiebe of Morden, Manitoba as well as numerous nieces and nephews and other family and friends. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in the Eyebrow Community Hall. Reverend Rick McCorrister will officiate. Cremation will follow with private family memorialization at a later date. Visitation for family and friends will be held Monday evening 7-9 p.m. at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 106 Athabasca St. E. , Moose Jaw . In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated. In living memory of Abe, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
It is with great sadness that the family of Clara Margaret Hayes (nee Warren) announces her passing on December 22, her 90th birthday. Formerly of Moose Jaw, and the Sunnyside Nursing Home, Saskatoon, Clara was born December 22, 1911 and was raised at the family farm in Belbeck, just North of Moose Jaw. She was predeceased by her husband, William (Bill), her daughter, Wilma (Don) Dawson of Moose Jaw, her parents, Dr. William J.F. and Annie M. (James) Warren, an infant brother Frederick of Belbeck, and her sister Audrey (Ron) Garbutt of Edmonton, formerly of Moose Jaw. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Clifford (Dorcas) Hayes, Saskatoon, grandchildren Bill W. Hayes, Regina; Patricia (Rick) Schryer and their children, Aimee, Celine and Elyse, Saskatoon; Stewart (Ruth Power) Hayes and their children Moira and Brenna, London, ON; son-in-law Don Dawson, Moose Jaw, grandchildren Donna (Bruno) Sculli, and their children Miranda, Marissa and Michelle of Grand Coulee, SK; Jerry (Linda) Dawson, Moose Jaw, their daughter Julie Eastmond (Kirk) and her son Michael, Calgary. Clara and Bill farmed just North of Moose Jaw from 1932 until retiring in 1975. Her life was devoted to her family, her principal interest and constant joy. A special thank you to the staff at Sunnyside Nursing Home for their special care. Memorial tributes in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan Inc., 301 – 2550 12th Ave., Regina , SK or to a charity of your choice. The service will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel. Dr. Bob Kimmerly will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation Friday evening 7 – 9 pm at the Funeral Home. In living memory of Clara, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
HAROLD HERCHAK, age 87 years, of Moose Jaw , Saskatchewan , formerly of Winnipeg , Manitoba , passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 . Predeceased by his parents, brothers and sisters. Harold will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Netty of fifty-one years; daughter, Kathy (Brad) Woods and his two precious grandchildren, Samantha and Matthew, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will be held. Memorialization will follow at Rosedale Cemetery . Reverend Frank Mitchell will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated. In living memory of Harold, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
Mr. Albert Lapointe of Moose Jaw passed away December 23, 2001. He is survived by two children: Marlene and Winston Nahbexie and their mother, Martha Lapointe – all of Moose Jaw. Funeral Services will be held at W.J.Jones & Son Funeral Chapel on Friday, December 28, 2001 at 3:00 pm. Priest William Hamlock will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation Thursday evening 7 – 9 pm at the Funeral Home. In living memory of Albert, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
(STELLA) HELENA LISELL
MRS. (STELLA) HELENA LISELL of Moose Jaw and formerly of Riverhurst, passed away in Moose Jaw Union Hospital on Sunday, April 7, 2002 . Helena was born in Campbellton , New Brunswick on May 18, 1911 . She attended school in Campbellton, Chatham and Niagra Falls . Her mother’s work as a legal secretary brought them west to Regina and later to Moose Jaw . Her Dad wanted to farm so they bought a farm south of Gilroy . This is when Helena met Karl. They were married November 10, 1931 in Berwyn , Alberta . The family by this time were living in the Peace River District. Helena and Karl farmed south of Gilroy on the Savage place until his retirement in 1967. They moved to Riverhurst and after Karl’s passing in 1988, Helena moved to Moose Jaw to be near her sister, Nora (Minard) and other family members. Helena leaves to mourn her loving children: Doreen (Grant) Hall, Fay (Ivan) Macklin and Marlow (Dianne) Lisell. Ten grandchildren: Roger (Janice) Hall of Calgary, Debby (Don) Pollock of Riverhurst, Sharlene Pollock of Moose Jaw, Kurt Macklin of Calgary, Kandy (Wes) Bourdages, Karla Overs, Tiffany (Shane) Drake, Jennifer (Russell) Barnett, Karl and Kevin Lisell – all of Moose Jaw. Thirteen great-grandchildren: Jason (Heather) Pollock, Jane (Kelly) Caragata, Jennilee Pollock, Kristin & Dustin Pollock, Stephanie & Justin Overs, Joshua & Cassandra Bourdages, Dakota & Dalena Songer, Dayton Fletcher, Justyn Barnett; three great-great-grandchildren: Cheyene & Joseph Caragata and Kaitlyn Pollock. Sisters: Pearle Halvorson, Nora (Minard) Lisell, brother, Roy (Irene) Sundby, sister-in-law, Elaine (Edgar) Gustafson as well as many nieces and nephews. Helena was predeceased by her husband, Karl in 1988, her mother, Stella Sundby in 1985, her father, Hans Sundby in 1965; sisters: Viola in 1982, Gussie in 2000; brothers: Bert in 1978, Albert in 1989 and Harold in 1977. The Funeral Service will be held at Minto United Church , 1036 – 7th Ave. N.W. , Moose Jaw on Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. Reverend John Carley will officiate. Interment will follow at Riverhurst Cemetery . In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Helena may be made to the Osteoporosis Society, Box 99 , Royal University Hospital , Saskatoon , Sask. , S4N 0W8 . In living memory of Helena , a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home.
Mr. Metro Marcyniuk of Moose Jaw and Marquis, Saskatchewan, passed away Friday April 5, 2002 at the age of 82 years. Born on October 21, 1919, Metro was predeceased by his wife Mildred in 1995, twin sister, Mary, sister, Ann and three brothers: Nick, Bill and Fred. He is survived by his children: Ken (Marilyn) of Marquis, Barbara Gregory of Moose Jaw, Betty (Scott) Dishington of Regina, Tim (Shelly) of Craven, Greg (Sheila) of Moose Jaw and Michael (Mercedes) of Ottawa; thirteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, companion, Anne Mankewich; five brothers: Steve, John, Mike, Peter and Paul as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 10:30 in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 1064 – 3rd Ave. N.W., Moose Jaw. Reverend Father David Cottingham C.Ss.R. will be the Mass Celebrant. Private family memorialization will take place at a later date in the Marquis Cemetery. A Prayer Service will be held in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Tuesday evening (April 9th) at 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials for the Alzheimer Association, #301 – 2550 – 12th Ave., Regina, Sask., S4P 3X1 would be appreciated. In living memory of Metro, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W.J.Jones & Son Funeral Home.