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SASKATCHEWAN - Yorkton - Bailey's Funeral Home Obituaries - H - 1

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Date: Wednesday, 25 March 2009, at 11:52 a.m.

Mrs. Pauline Haas
Mrs. Pauline Haas of St. Annes Christian Centre Ituna, Saskatchewan, formerly of Goodeve, Sask. and beloved wife of the late Anton Haas passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 100 years. It was a beautiful sunny morning, almost as if the angels were preparing Heaven for their long awaited friend. She will be greeted there by her parents, and her siblings: Mary, Mike, Kay, Anton, Thomas, Frank, Walter and Barney; her husband Anton. She will be remembered and missed by her sister Sophie (John) Jankoski and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Pauline was born in the Hubbard district of Saskatchewan on February 1, 1906 the third of ten children born to Valentine and Anastasia (nee Yaremicki) Rokosh Polish pioneers to this country. In 1927 she met and then married Anton Haas. They moved to Ontario where they both worked but decided there was no place like home and moved back to Saskatchewan. It was then that they lived in Goodeve where they operated an I.H.C. Dealership. In 1929 they bought a small farm in the Tulleymet area. Anton and Polly loved to dance and they could be seen at dances at the Spondon, Tullymet and Saint Joseph's schools. They both curled and were considered great curlers. Polly curled well into her 70's. Her prowess in curling was surpassed by her green thumb. On the farm, her yard was covered with roses and pansies and cheery flowers and her home was filled with violets. In 1965 they retired and moved into Ituna where they continued to curl, fish and play cards. If you wanted a good game of three spot you could always find a game at "the Haas". In March 1995 Anton passed away; but Polly continued on at home playing cards and being everybody's "Auntie Polly" It was just four months ago that over 100 friends and family joined Polly to celebrate her 100th. Birthday. She was so proud of her achievement and wanted to share it with her friends. Last but not least Polly was a passionate Blue Jays fan, to the end she never missed a game. Prayer service was held on Thursday evening, June 8, 2006 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Ituna, Saskatchewan with Father J. Pat Murphy presiding. Paulette Van der Helm was the organist leading the parish choir in the Hymns: "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" and O' God Our Help In Ages Past". The reflections of Pauline's life were given by Janet Colarusso. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday morning, June 9, 2006 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father J. Pat Murphy as Celebrant. Beverly Romanyk, Sophie Jankoski, Vicky Klimczak and Sophie Leontowich placed the Pall on the Casket. The Catholic Women's League formed an Honour Guard; with Bailey Braden, MacKenzie Moleski and Kayla Renkas serving as Altar Servers. Destiny Rokosh was the Cross bearer. Paulette Van Der Helm was the organist leading the choir and congregation in the Hymns: "Be Not Afraid" "The Strife Is O'er", "Like a Shepherd", "May Flights of Angels" and "How Great Thou Art" . The intercessions and Epistle were read by Linda Heibert and Laura Bessette. The interment followed in the Ituna Roman Catholic Cemetery with Bryan Jankoski, Allan and Richard Rokosh, Donald Leontowich, Shirley Tataryn and Glen Bessette serving as Casket Bearers.
Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home Ituna and Yorkton

Mary Halek
Mrs. Mary Halek, a resident of Theodore, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at the Theodore Health Centre following a brief illness. She was 77 years of age. Mary Halek was born on September 2, 1923 in the Sheho district of Saskatchewan, a daughter of Steve and Annie (nee Kuzek) Dowholis. She was raised on the family farm and attended the Karasny School. At a young age, Mary began working away from home. On November 25, 1947 she was united in marriage to Steve Halek at Theodore. Throughout her working years, Mary was employed at the Theodore Hospital as a cook for 22 years. During these years, Mary continually upgraded herself and through hard work earned a journeyman certificate in cooking. She also worked for Diana May Clay for a number of years. Even with her employment off the farm and the fact the farm was 10 miles away from town she still found time to help her husband Steve in all aspects of the farm including tending to a large garden. She made good use of her time at home, as a homemaker and mother to Douglas and Barbara. She was a caring and loving individual. She enjoyed the company of her many friends and loved having family and friends over. None ever left her home hungry. Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart. Mary also found time to be involved in community and social endeavours. She belonged to St. Paul's United Church and the UCW, a member of the I.O.D.E. and also a member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. In her few spare moments she enjoyed needlework, crocheting, quilting, sewing and cross-stitch. Mary and Steve had been residing on an acreage near Theodore for some years, and following the death of Steve on January 9, 1997 Mary continued to maintain her independence and care for herself in her own home.
Besides her husband Steve, Mary was predeceased by her parents Steve and Annie, an infant sister, a younger sister, her brother-in-law and a nephew. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Douglas Stephen George Halek and his wife Deborah of Strathmore Alberta; daughter Barbara Ann Hildebrandt of Saskatoon; grandchildren Todd (wife Jody, nee Calvert) Hildebrandt, Georgia Hildebrandt, Wade Halek, Brett Halek and Shawn Halek; brothers, Mike (Gladys) Dowholis of Brantford ON, Bill (Clem) Dowholis of Oshawa ON, and Fred (Angie) Dowholis of Theodore; sisters, Vicki (Gus) Anderson of Kelowna BC, Bella Sanderson of Regina and Verna (Bob) Pippen of Ridgecrest, California; numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends.
The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 from St. Paul's United Church in Theodore. Rev. Mary Jane Allan officiated. The organist, Carla Madsen and the pianist Thelma Gillis led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns Amazing Grace and In the Bulb There Is a Flower. The choir sang as their processional Make Me A Channel of Your Peace. The recessional was Beyond the Sunset and the anthem was In the Garden. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Matthew at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with grandsons Todd Hildebrandt and Wade Halek serving as the urnbearers. Funeral and cremation arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

Mary Halirewich
Mrs. Mary Halirewich of Yorkton, widow of William Halirewich fell asleep peacefully in Jesus on January 29, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre with family members by her side at the age of 93 years.was born October 5, 1908 in Hlynycia Bukovina, Ukraine, the eldest child of Wasyl and Paraska (Popuik) Maximuik. She briefly attended school in Ukraine. In April 1928 immigration to Shell Valley, MB was sponsored by her uncle Nicholas Roshka. At the age of 19 years she left her family for Canada. After a 2 week visit at her uncle's, Mary obtained employment with the Volga's as a housekeeper in their country store at Shellmouth, MB. It was during this time that she met a young Ukrainian immigrant, William Halirewich. The couple were united in marriage on November 8, 1928 and settled in the Togo-Makaroff area. Together they established their homestead and raised their family. They farmed until 1968 when they retired to Yorkton where Mary resided until her hospitalization in December, 2001. In 1975 William and Mary returned to their homeland, Ukraine to visit with family. Mary enjoyed every aspect of farmlife and took great pleasure in gardening, sewing, cooking, crafting, fishing and raising her children. She taught her children numerous Ukrainian traditions and thus maintained her ties to her homeland. She especially looked forward to Christmas and Easter when all the family would be together to celebrate. She derived great joy in watching all her grandchildren and great grandchildren grow and proudly displayed all pictures given to her throughout her house. A dedicated parishioner of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Mary was also a members of the Ukrainian Women's Association and participated in making perogies and cabbage rolls and attended numerous social functions.
Mary was predeceased by her parents, 2 brothers, Mike and Elia and a sister Dora, all of Ukraine; her husband William in 1989; an infant son Harry, a son John in 1962; son-in-law Frank Werbowetsky in 1995; a grandson David Halirewich in 1954 and a grandson David Werbowetsky in 1986. She leaves to cherish her memory her family, 2 sons, George (Eva) Halirewich of Togo and Mike (Dorothy) Halirewich of Roblin; 2 daughters, Pauline Werbowetsky of Roblin and Anne (Tony) Oucharek of Yorkton; 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. In Ukraine she is survived y a sister Alexandria; a brother Harry and several nieces and nephews.
Prayer services were held on Friday, February 1st at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 2nd at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, William Kozey and members of Holy Transfiguration Choir led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Pamelia Halirewich and the banner bearers were Tammy Ganson and Diane Neault. Members of the Ukrainian Women's Association, Olena Pchilka Branch - Yorkton participated in an honour guard. The flag bearer was Lillian Prokopchuk and the candle bearers were Virginia Wereschuk and Vicky Stenka. All those in attendance were considered as honourary bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew at Yorkton Memorail Gardens with grandsons, Grant Halirewich, Loren Halirewich, Anthony Oucharek, Calvin Halirewich, Michael Halirewich and Donald Werbowetsky serving as the casket bearers. Granddaughter, Tammy Ganson paid tribute to her baba with a personalized poem. Words of appreciation were conveyed by grandson, Anthony Oucharek. Rest in peace, dear mother and baba! ETERNAL MEMORY! Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

John Halushka
John Halushka was born on February 20, 1910 on the family farm in the Homefield district of Saskatchewan; a son of Andrew and Mary (nee Zahayko) Halushka. He received his education at the Nanton School. Like many young men of his era, John ventured out to work and gain some experience, eventually he purchased land in the Homefield district. On November 21st 1943 John was united in marriage to Annie Makowetski at Yorkton. In 1945 the couple purchased land near Yorkton where they farmed and raised livestock. John also worked for the CNR for a number of years. Annie passed away suddenly on May 17th 1985, following that time John was able to maintain his independence for many years with the help of his daughter Evelyn before becoming a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home a couple of years ago. He passed away peacefully on January 4th 2002 at the age of 91 years.
Left to mourn his passing are his daughter Evelyn Halushka of Calgary AB; grandchildren, Mavis (Michael) Oystreck of Otthon and their children Christopher, Jered and Darlene; and Willie (Dawn) Badowich of Melville and their children Kristina & Brandon. Also numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends.

Minnie Hancock
Mrs. Minnie Hancock, resident of the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 5, 2001. She was 93 years of age. Minnie Albertha Hancock was born on July 19, 1907 at Perth, Ontario, a daughter of Howard and Jennie Warren. She moved west with her family at age five to Yorkton, Saskatchewan. She attended Simpson School and later obtained her teaching certificate. Minnie taught school in the Yorkton area until her marriage to Harold Hancock on November 3, 1939. The couple resided in Dunleath until 1968. Minnie enjoyed sewing, gardening, baking and was an active member of the Yorkton Ladies Aid. Her life was dedicated to raising her family. In later years she took great pleasure in having her grandchildren close to her. In November of 1998 she became a resident of the Anderson Lodge, where she had resided until her passing.
Minnie was predeceased by her husband Harold; her parents Howard and Jenny Warren; her brothers, Harold, Russell and Roy (Roy was killed during active service on June 10, 1944 over France). Minnie leaves to mourn her passing her son Ken (Pat ) Hancock of Arnes, Manitoba; her daughter, Betty (Don) King of Swift Current, SK; her grandchildren, Sean Hancock of Winnipeg, MB, Lesley Hancock of Calgary, AB, Teresa (Jeff) Gyug of Medicine Hat, AB and Darren King of Calgary, AB; one great-granddaughter Haley Gyug; three sisters-in-law, Georgie Warren of Castlegar, BC, Jessie Hancock of Yorkton, and Alice Warren of Shellbrook, SK.
The funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 from Westview United Church in Yorkton. Rev. Faye Greer officiated. The organist, Marilyn Newell, led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns Amazing Grace, Nearer My God to Thee and The Old Rugged Cross. The interment followed in the Garden of St. John at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Richard Hancock
Richard "Dick" Hancock beloved husband of Doreen Hancock, passed peacefully away on Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 72 years of age. Dad's evident courage was displayed with his 16-month battle with Cancer. He never gave up - his infinite love of life and family stayed true to the end. Dick was born December 21, 1929 to Herbert & Sarah Hancock, in Winnipeg, MB. Due to his father's illness his maternal grandparents in Douglas, MB, raised him. He attended the Douglas School until the age of 14, when due to the hardship on the farm he left and moved to Brandon to start learning the Plumbing Trade. In 1954, the family moved to Yorkton where he worked for Lang's Plumbing. In 1959 Dick purchased the business, which became Hancock Plumbing Ltd. In 1983, Dad semi-retired. Mom & Dad started to spend the winters in Phoenix, Arizona where they eventually purchased a winter residence. Phoenix has been their destination for the last 18 years. On May 14th, 1949, Richard was united in marriage to Doreen Dedrick. This union was blessed with three children. Brian, Janice & Nancy. Grandchildren: Sherri, Tyson, Kelly & Jilly. Great Grandchildren: Stewart, Scott, Tyler & Malcolm. Richard enjoyed being an active member of the Yorkton community. He was a Member of the Shriners, (DAD was the clown with the big red nose - he made wonderful balloon treats for the kids); participated in Rotary and was Past President of the Kiwanis. He spent many years on the Community & District Planning Committee. His interests and hobbies included Sports! Dad was a true sportsman at heart. In his younger years he enjoyed coaching in the minor sports leagues, played fastball, curling and skiing. He had huge interests in golfing, especially to win the almighty "dime" and in fishing where all bets were on to catch the ultimate "big" one! Gardening was a passion, especially those bountiful tomato plants. Dad also loved to shoot pool and play cards (with some sincerity!!!) and he spent many happy days holidaying with his family (Pioneer Camping!). After many years of (Mom calls it ardent camping!) they purchased a cottage at Madge Lake and spent many memorable summers with family and friends at "OUR PLACE" Above all, Dad will be remembered for his ability to "Take care of things", his perceptive knowledge on everything and anything. He always kept up with the daily news, not only locally - but also nationally and worldwide. Talk to Dad (Grampa) and you'll know what's going on! His family will always remember him, lovingly, as a man with a generous spirit and a willingness to impart his knowledge, and guidance without reserve. We will miss him dearly! Here on this earth, as a Husband, Dad, Grampa & Great-Grampa. "YOU DID US PROUD, and we will see you later, at that great big reunion in the sky! WE LOVE YOU".
Dick leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Doreen, three children, Brian (Joy), Yorkton; Janice Sewell (Al Egan), Campbell River, B.C.; Nancy, Jasper, AB. Four Grandchildren, Sherri-Dawn (Wade), Prince George, B.C.; Tyson, Banff, AB; Kelly (Robin), Yorkton; Jillian (Alan), Fernie, B.C. Four Great-Grandchildren, Stewart, Scott, Tyler & Malcolm Lambert; his two sisters Barbara (Tony) Dellow and Peggy (Peter) Rooke both of Essex, England, as well as other family members including nieces and nephews. Dick was predeceased by his parents, Sister Shirley Pearce & Grandparents Francis & Martha Brown.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Don Milne & Rev. Faye Greer officiating. The organist, Shani Apland with members of the choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'Those Hearts That We Have Treasured' and 'We Shall Go Out With Hope of Resurrection'. Soloist, Debbie Onslow-Kitzan sang 'Beyond the Sunset' and 'On Eagles Wings'. An Honour Guard and Masonic Rites were performed by members of the Yorkton Lodge # 12 AF & AM. A tribute and words of remembrance were given by Jerry Bulitz. Honourary Bearers were all those who shared in Richard's life. Interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Kelly Hancock, Tyson Sewell, Wade Lambert, Ron Blommaert, Randy LaBelle and Craig Dedrick serving as the casketbearers. Friends so wishing may make memorial donations in Richard's name to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

Rose Harasen
Mrs. Rose Harasen, resident of Yorkton passed away peacefully at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on Sunday, November 26, 2000. She was 83 years, 10 months and 2 days of age. Rose Harasen was born on a farm near MacNutt, Saskatchewan on January 24, 1917; the seventh of eight children born to Peter & Tina (nee Petraschuk) Tkatchuk. She received her schooling at Chernowka School and spent her early years helping on the family farm at MacNutt. On October 10, 1937 she was united in marriage to James Harasen. Together they operated a successful farm in the Wroxton district until 1976, at which time they retired and moved to Yorkton. Rose had a community minded spirit and was very active in her church. A loving and caring mother, grandmother and friend, she was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. She looked forward to the daily visits from her countless friends and neighbors. She had a sympathetic ear, a sharp sense of humor and a compassionate heart. Her uncanny memory for dates, phone numbers and past events stayed with her until the time of her passing. One of Rose's passions was sports, she was an avid and skillful curler and upon moving to Yorkton took up bowling with equal zest. In later years, TV sports kept her interest, especially the Toronto Blue Jays whom she could call by name and referred to them as 'her boys'. Rose's mobility gradually declined until she became restricted to a wheelchair five years ago. Even with her disability, she continued to live independently with the loving help of Home Care, friends and family. Her fiesty, determined spirit remained in tact despite her physical handicaps.
She was predeceased by James on January 2, 2000, her parents Tina and Peter, brothers Mike, Alex and Fred, sisters Rhia (Olioski) and Elsie (Derbowka), and daughter-in-law Joan Harasen. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Len of Wynyard; her daughter Sheila (Dave) Stuart of Delta BC; grandchildren James (Brenda) Harasen of Calgary AB, Donald (Barbara) Stuart of Vancouver BC, Jennifer Stuart of Delta BC and great granddaughter Jonelle Harasen of Calgary; her brother John Tkatchuk of Yorkton and her sister Marcella (Walter) Kuzyk of Yorkton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends.
Prayer services were held on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Thursday, November 30, 2000 from Holy Transfiguration Church with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut as celebrant. The cantor, Mike Sitko led members of the Parish Choir and the congregation in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Nadine Mihaychuk, the bannerbearers were Willie Perpeluk and Tom Trafananko. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Don Cmoc, Dennis and Bob Derbowka, George Tkatch, Barry Kuzyk and Erwin Hess serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Mary Hardie
Mrs. Mary Hardie, resident of the Theodore Health Centre, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 90 years of age. Mary Hardie was born on February 20, 1913 in the Springside district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Edward and Anna Chadney. Mary was raised on the family farm and received her education at Stoney Coulee School. Following this she worked as a domestic for area farmers until she was united in marriage to John Hardie on August 17, 1934. Together they farmed in the Theodore district. When John died in 1963 Mary moved to Chilliwack B.C. for several years returning back to the farm and eventually moving into the village of Theodore. She stayed in her own home until she became a resident of the Theodore Health Centre. Mary was a very devoted and faithful person to God; and the reading of the Bible had a strong bearing in her life. She was always interested in the farm especially the cattle and enjoyed gardening and yard work.
She leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory her sons: Jack ( Ann), Dave and Bruce, all of Theodore and Glenn ( Susan) of Didsbury, AB; her grandchildren: Roger (Cyndi) of Theodore, Leanne (Mixon) Henry of Austin Texas, Cheryl Spezowka of Theodore, Carol Hardie of Vancouver, Catherine (Darren) Ungar of Grand Prairie, AB; great grandchildren: Amie (Matt) Merhege of Orlando, Fl, Charmaine and Kendra Spezowka of Theodore, Dakota Hardie of Theodore, Morgan McBride of Kingston, Ont., Kayla and Dallon Ungar of Grand Prairie, Alta. She also leaves her sisters: Sylvia (Stan) Morrison and Rose Johnston of Kelowna, B.C. and Daisy ( Steve) Kosar of Nelson, B.C. Besides her husband John, Mary was predeceased by her parents, a daughter Mildred in infancy, a son Neil, brother -in - law Tom Johnston, grandson-in- law Ivan Spezowka and brothers: Arthur, George, Jim, and Alfred.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, April 24, 2003 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. David Leonhardt, Dennis Morris and Mary Roper officiated. The organist, Jan Cobb led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Precious Thought and Tomorrow's Path. The interment followed in the Theodore Town Cemetery with Ken Kostenuk, Ron Hermanson, Daren Young, George Cobb, Clem Osborne and Harvey Bylsma serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Katherine Hardybala
It is with great sadness and sorrow the family announces the passing of our beloved mother, Baba, great Baba and dear friend Katherine Hardybala who passed away peacefully with her loving daughters by her side, Thursday, March 28, 2002 at the Anderson Lodge. Katherine was born May 21, 1903. She was predeceased by her husband Phillip, daughters Margaret and Mary, daughter-in-law Bev and cousin Peter Lis.
Baba will be deeply missed and leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters and sons; Veronica, Sylvia (Martin), Peter, Stella, John (Stella), Fred, Paul and Helen as well as her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Baba, you will always be remembered in our hearts and thoughts forever and ever.
The Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, April 5, 2002 at 10:00am from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Interment will follow at the Yorkton City Cemetery. Flowers declined, family and friends so wishing, may make donations in Katherine's memory to Anderson Lodge or to a charity of their choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

Mary Harper
Mrs. Mary Harper, resident of the Central Parkland Lodge in Lanigan, widow of Burton Harper, passed away on Tuesday, April 24th 2001 at the Lanigan Hospital. She was 90 years of age. Mary G. Harper was born in Yorkton on June 20, 1910, the only child of Douglas "Dunc" and Margaret Byers. Mary attended Simpson Public School and graduated from the Yorkton Collegiate Institute. Following the completion of high school, she attended business college in Saskatoon. She recieved her diploma in business administration and began working for Revenue Canada in Yorkton. On January 12, 1937 Mary wed Burton W. Harper. From this beloved wedlock was born their only child Douglas. Mary was active in the community for many years, teaching Sunday School at St. Andrew's United Church and working as a volunteer for Red Cross. Mary also was a member of the Pythian Sisters. After Burton's retirement in 1973, they spent many years enjoying their summers at Fishing Lake and winters in Arizona. Mary became the grandma to many at Fishing Lake with her kindness and love for children. Mary's Leisure time was spent crocheting, knitting, fishing and enjoying her family. After the passing of Burton in 1990, Mary continued making trips to Arizona, spending warm winters with friends. She continued the tradition of residing at Fishing Lake, becoming the grandma to many more children. Mary moved to a senior's unit in Lanigan in 1999 to be closer to her family. In the fall of 2000 she took up residence at Central Parkland Lodge until her peaceful passing on April 24th.
Mary was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Burton. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Douglas (Deanna) of Lanigan; her grandchildren, Burton (Tracey) of Saskatoon and Elton (Sandy) and great-granddaughter Gracie of Saskatoon; and her cousin Urla Bridgen of Winnipeg.
The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, April 28, 2001 from Westview United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Faye Greer officiating. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi, led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns Nearer My God to Thee and Rock of Ages. Soloist Lee McVey sang In the Garden. The honorary bearers were Alice Fewster, John and Dorothy Zimmer, David and Sheila Thornton, Bob and Blondena Pilkey, Terry and Lana Bolt, Lena and Allan McLean, Bruce Smith and Bill Sully. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Neil deVries, Gregg Kirkness, Arliss Dellow, Curtis Krochak, Bruce Keith and Boyd Bailey serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

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