Allan Hugh Harrison of Yorkton, beloved husband of Linda, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 2, 2002 at the age of 52 years 4 months and 8 days of age. Allan was born on April 24, 1950 in Maryfield, Saskatchewan where he grew up and attended school. Upon completion of school, Allan worked for Prairie Gas in Regina and transferred to several different locations until moving to Yorkton in 1976. During this time Allan met Linda Sweeting and they married on February 14, 1970. Allan and his family later opened their own family business called Harrison Hardware. Allan closed the store in 1993 to spend more time with his love of coaching for, or managing his sons' hockey teams. While coaching the Yorkton Mallers, Allan took the team to the Air Canada Cup in 1993 and won. Overall, Allan spent 26 years in Hockey, including being on the executive for the Yorkton Minor Sports Association and 18 of his 26 years highly involved with the Saskatchewan Hockey Association becoming Chairman of Minor. Allan also enjoyed driving bus for Engelheim Charter Bus and until his passing drove bus for Yorkton City Transit. He loved to spend time with his wife and children at the lake, playing golf, hockey, and trap shooting, as well as quiet times with his flowers and a cold beer.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents: Norman & Gail, his wife of 32 years, Linda, his sons: Michael of Yorkton and friend Sharon Thorsrud of Prince Albert, Dallas (Sherry) of Norquay, Bradley of Frankfurt, Germany and fiance Jennifer Zaporosky of Wadena. Sisters: Norma Gay (Kurt) Selke of Lethbridge and Louise (Alfred) Lee of Estevan as well as many brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and friends. Allan will also be greatly missed by his special friends on his daily bus route and the hockey community.
Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, September 9, 2002 from the Yorkton Agriplex with Terry Tompkins officiating. The ushers were Mark Nelson, Ryan Decker, Sean Weir and Greg Dubois. Special music selections played were: "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing", "My Best Friend", "One More Day", "I Will Remember You", "Go Rest High On That Mountain" and "The Hockey Song". Tributes and words of remembrance were given by Al Hubbs, President of the S.H.A., Lee Rusnak, Ian and Jason Gordon. The 1993 Air Canada Cup Championship Team, Saskatchewan Hockey Association Members and the Yorkton Minor Sports Association Members were Honourary Bearers. Allan's sons: Michael, Dallas and Bradley served as urn bearers. Cremation and Funeral Services entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton.
Mr. Leonard Harrison, resident of the Bentley Manor in Yorkton, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 85 years of age. Leonard was born at Wiseton on September 8, 1917 and received part of his early schooling in Hanley, Dundurn and Wiseton districts, but primarily at Selkirk School, north of Quill Lake. He then took up farming on the family farm and purchased his first quarter of land in 1939. In 1941 Leonard joined the Army, receiving basic training in Regina. He was transferred to the King's Own Rifles of Canada regiment stationed in Moose Jaw. In the spring of 1942 he was transferred to the 28th Canadian Armored Regiment (B.C.R.) at Debert, N.S. which went overseas in August 1942. Leonard's first two years of overseas service were spent in England and a third year in Europe, serving in the France-Germany campaign as an ammunition truck driver. During his service in England Leonard was a member of a special Guard of Honor for King George VI. For his service in World War II Leonard was awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, the Battle of Britain 1939-45 Star medal, the Defense medal, the War Medal and the France and Germany Star medal. Leonard returned to Canada in 1945 and resumed farming on the home farm with his brother Clarence. He retired in 1978 to reside in Yorkton. Len did a lot of traveling from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland and through almost every state in the U.S.A. including Hawaii and Alaska. He also traveled to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji Island and back over to England, Scotland and Western Europe, crossing the English Channel the last time by Hydrofoil. Len enjoyed his times camping and fishing with his brother Clarence and family. It was a sad day for him when he had to sell his truck and fifth wheel camper. Leonard was first treasurer for the Selkirk Curling Club for many years. He was also the treasurer for the Yorkton Retired Citizen's Club at St. Gerrards for six years, and spent many happy hours playing cards with friends at the Club as well as at his apartment building. It was also his great pleasure to drive his friends and acquaintances to their various appointments around the city.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his nieces Ivy (Steve) Schedlosky of Saskatoon, Ruby Dietrich of Regina, nephews Bill (Gerry) of Yorkton, Richard (Ardith) Harrison of Regina, sister-in-law Edith Harrison of Regina and numerous great nieces and nephews. Leonard will be sadly missed by his family and many friends in the Yorkton and Quill Lake areas.
The Funeral Service was held on Friday, November 29, 2002 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 'O God Our Help in Ages Past, 'In the Garden' and 'The Lord's My Shepherd'. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, General Alexander Ross Branch #77 gave the Legion Tribute Service. The Sgt-at-arms was Mike Bidnock, the Padre was Rev. Don Milne, John Miller was the Bugler, and Andy Juba, Fred Fenske, John Zaretski and Wally Austman were the color party. Audra Harrison read the poen entitled ‘How True?’ Urnbearers were Bill Harrison and Richard Harrison. The interment service was held on Saturday, November 30, 2002 at the family plot in the Quill Lake Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Frank Haubrick, beloved husband of Jean Haubrick of Springside, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2000 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a six month battle with cancer. He was 74 years of age. Frank Haubrick was born on March 1, 1926 at Lemberg, Saskatchewan, a son of Adolph and Elizabeth (nee Eckes) Haubrick. Frank attended school at many places in Saskatchewan. During World War II Frank was a member of the Armed Forces joining at the age of sixteen. After the war Frank worked in Moose Jaw at the Coop Creamery until he moved to Smithers, British Columbia. Frank married Jean Bagg on June 14, 1969. At Smithers Frank began a 23-year career working for the Canadian National Railway. He later transferred to Vancouver before he retired in in 1990 when he returned to Regina, Saskatchewan before settling in Springside in 1993.
Frank was much loved by his many nieces, nephews, neighbours, cousins and friends. The highlight of each year for Frank and Jean were many visits from their friends and relatives. Frank also kept a close relationship with his brother Pete across the miles through monthly phone calls and numerous visits. Frank was a member and served as the treasurer for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #71 in Springside. He was an active member and served on the board for Springside United Church and was also a member of the Springside Seniors. Frank loved dancing and visiting with friends. He enjoyed woodworking and helping family with farm work. Frank and Jean curled together when they lived in Smithers. They also attended the Scott Tournament of Hearts in 1999 in Regina and the Briar in Saskatoon in March of 2000.
Frank was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Jack Haubrick and his brothers-in-law, George Tugnam and Ken Miles. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Jean of Springside; two brothers, Pete (Eileen) Haubrick of Great Britain and Don (Ag) Haubrick of Vegreville, AB; five sisters: Betty (Sid) Gaudry of Maple Ridge, BC., Claire (Rod) Harford of Langley, BC., Dorothy Tugnam of White Rock, BC., Jean (Don) Kimberly of Smithers, BC, and Audrey (Ken) Gustafson of Strasbourg, SK; his brother in law Ron (Suzanne) Bagg of Calgary, AB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Cremation took place at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Crematorium.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, December 30, 2000 from the springside United Church. Rev. Mary Jane Allan officiated. The organist, Jean Laube led the congregation in the singing of the hymns What a Friend We Have in Jesus and Make Me A Channel of Your Peace. The committal will take place in the Regina Memorial Gardens. Cremation and funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hertha Henning, beloved wife of John Henning of Yorkton passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2001. She was 80 years of age. Hertha Dora Henning was the youngest and last surviving of eight children born to Katharina (nee Dueck) and Martin Wegendt. She was born on September 15, 1921 in Weidenbach, Romania and immigrated to Canada in 1954. On May 8th 1954 she was united in marriage to John Henning at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorkton. The couple had resided here since.
Hertha leaves to celebrate her life: her loving husband John; daughter Helga (Paul) Struthers of Naniamo, BC, and their children Ingrid (18), Stephen (17), Daniel (12) and Simon (10); son John (Kathleen) Henning of Calgary and their children Katrina (7) and Nathan (4); daughter Helene (Fred) Henning-Hill of Regina and their children James (6) and Piers (4). Hertha loved to help those less fortunate. In her earlier years she was an avid cross-stitcher and knitter. Her grandchildren proudly modelled her creative works. She was a keen gardener and she loved to pick berries. Hertha was always active. She loved to bike in the summer and cross-country ski in the winter. She was a strong woman who survived cancer only to be taken from her family by Alzheimers. Her family is comforted knowing she died peacefully and is with her Lord. Hertha had been a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home for the past number of months.
Cremation took place at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Crematorium. The funeral service was held on Thursday, November 22, 2001 from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fred Schneider officiating. The organist, Judy Berg led members of the congregation in the singing of the hymns Now Thank We All Our God, Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, and A Mighty Fortress is Our God. Family participation in the service included John Jr. offerings thanks to those who attended, Helene gave the eulogy and Helga read scripture as well as being the urnbearer. The interment will follow at a later date. Cremation and funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
William Hepburn of Yorkton beloved husband of the late Doris passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 83 years of age. William was born on the farm North West of Yorkton on April 18, 1919 a son of William and Jessie Hepburn (nee Drever). William grew up on the farm and attended Reaman and St. Magnus schools. As a young man he worked with an uncle on railway construction in Manitoba and later as a miner with International Nickle in Sudbury during World War II. On September 5, 1947 William married Doris Gilbert at St. Andrews United Church. Doris and William lived on Roslyn Avenue in Yorkton. William was employed for 37 years with Western Grocers of Yorkton. Together Doris and William raised three sons Stuart, Donald and John (Jack). William and Doris were active members of St. Andrews United Church. Following Bill's retirement he spent many hours assisting in the restoration work of the Orkney church and school. He was an active member of the Orkney Historical Society as well as the Yorkton Scottish Society.
Bill was predeceased by his son Stuart (1969); his parents William and Jessie; his wife Doris and his brother Bert. He leaves to cherish his memory his sons Donald (Arlene) and Jack (Janice) of Cochrane Alberta; his sisters Jessie Hancock, Margaret Sherwin and Mary (Jack) Wilson of Yorkton as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, April 21, 2003 from St. Andrew's United Church Yorkton with Reverend Adele Compton officiating. Shani Apland was the organist leading the Choir and congregation in the Hymns: “I Feel The Wind Of God”, “Breathe On Me Breath Of God” and “O'Master Let Me Walk With Thee”. Robert McFadyen was the Piper. The interment followed in the Garden of Devotion Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Bruce and David Wilson, Gerald Konkel, Keith and Jeff Sherwin and Alvin McFadyen serving as Casket Bearers. Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton.
Mrs. Mary Herman, resident of the Rheinwood Manor in Rhein, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2001 at the Regina General Hospital. She was 85 years of age. Mary Herman was born on February 1, 1916 in the Calder district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Conrad and Emelia (nee Zerbin) Liebrecht. She was raised on the farm in the Rhein district and received her education at Clyde School. In 1932 she moved with her family to Lower Fort Garry, Manitoba until 1939. On June 3rd of that year she was united in marriage to David Herman at Winnipeg. The couple farmed in the Rhein district until 1956, when they moved to Stenen where Dave was employed with the UGG. In 1957 they transferred to Gouldtown, Sask, where they lived for a year before transferring back to Stenen. In 1964 they moved to Sturgis and in 1968 the family moved back to Rhein. On June 4th 1985 David passed away, and following that time Mary continued to maintain her home until 1995, when she became a resident of the Rheinwood Manor Seniors Units. Although her health had been declining, Mary was a strong willed and independent individual, able to manage her own affairs. She was very active in community organizations, among them, the Homemakers Club, the Golden Agers Seniors Club and a member of the Red Cross for over 60 years. Church was an important part of her life and she was a faithful member of Christ Lutheran Congregation. Her hobbies included sewing and quilting, she curled in younger years and enjoyed watching it on TV. Mary also loved to entertain, no one ever left her home hungry.
Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her four brothers, Alex, Jack, Fred and David and by her three sisters, Edna Smith, Pauline Whiteford and Alma Rolof. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Arthur and his wife Carol of Williams Lake, BC; daughter Donna and her husband Brian Dewar of Selkirk, MB; three grandchildren, Ray Herman of Trail BC, Pamala Herman of Williams Lake, and Paula (Mike) Dutour of Williams Lake; three sisters, Annie (John) Pike of Netley MB, Agnes Goodman of Chilliwack BC, and Lillian (Vern) Bartlet of Saskatoon, numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, August 30, 2001 from the Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein with Rev. Daphne Bender officiating. Granddaughter Pamala Herman gave the tribute. The organist, Arlene Stiglitz led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Nearer my God To Thee, Amazing Grace and Softly and Tenderly, Jesus is Calling. Soloist Ray Yost sang In the Garden. Honorary bearers were Emily Peppler, Martha Liebrecht, Bertha Masurat, Pauline Nahirney and Theresa Erhardt. The interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery with George Liebrecht, Robert Herman, Brian Rolof, John Knaus, Wally Hersak and Rodney Liebrecht serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Audrey Rhoda Herron
Audrey Rhoda Herron known to everyone as Topsy was born on July 21, 1915 at the family farm in Saltcoats. She was the daughter of Frank and Edith (nee Adcock) Morgan. Topsy attended Castleton School. She worked on the family farm and for the Barnhardt family.
She met and married Samuel Herron on June 27, 1936. Sam and Topsy were blessed with three children; Gordon, Edith and Orville. They farmed in the Chaucer District.
Sam enlisted in the Army in 1941 and spent four years overseas. During this time Topsy lived with her parents and her two oldest children. In December 1945, Sam returned and they continued farming in the Tupper District. In 1956 they sold their farm and moved to Saltcoats.
Topsy worked at Madge Lake as a cook, at Saltcoats Café and at Anderson's General Store. She had the pleasure of cooking on the movie set at Cypress Hills during the making of the film 'The Canadians'. In 1968 Topsy retired to devote her time to her family, community and yard.
Sam passed away in 1979. Topsy delighted in making her home a welcoming and caring place for family and friends. The coffeepot was always on and the door was open, no matter the hour. Many evenings were filled with card games and laughter.
While Sam was overseas, she spent her evenings doing needlework. In later years she learned to knit and make many Afghans. Quilting bees were a favorite winter past time and provided many hours of fellowship and fun.
Topsy loved to work outside and spent many hours in her garden. The spectacular array of color in her flowerbeds was proof of her yearly labour of love.
She was an avid curler who made many curling friends, young and old. The highlight of the season was the bonspiel, dressing up and sharing many giggles.
Topsy was a tireless volunteer working for any cause that would help her community - baking, cooking for banquets, teas, church bazaars, putting entries in the Saltcoats Fair, going in walkathons, canvassing, working bingo and volunteering at the Care Home. She was a faithful member of St. Augustine's Anglican Church, Saltcoats Minor Sports and Saltcoats Curling Club.
Topsy became a resident of Lakeside Manor Care Home on May 1, 2001. At Lakeside, Topsy received exceptional love, care and sensitivity.
Above all, Topsy's greatest joy was her children and grandchildren, who will be sustained by wonderful memories.
Topsy was predeceased by her parents, Frank (1975) and Edith (1976), her husband Sam (1979) and her brother Walter 'Luke' in 1996.
She leaves to celebrate her life and mourn her passing; her son Gordon (Linda) and their family; Kelly Herron, Rhonda (Shawn) Bymoen and their children; Caylin and Alysa. Son; Orville (Marilyn) and their family Keleah and Curtis. Her daughter Edith Taylor and her children; Russell (Shirley) and their family: Renae (Travis) Harkes and Wyatt; Amanda and Christopher, Randy (Judi) and their children Elysha, Joshua and Sasha; Sharon (Wayne) Merkel and their children Stephanie and Christiene; Sheila (Curtis) Hunter and their children; Brett, Nicole and Joel; Dean (Linda), daughter Alissa; and her brother Lewis 'Kayo' Morgan (Audrey), her sisters Margery Metz and May 'Snookie' Herron and her special sister-in-law Dorrie Morgan. As well as many other relatives and good friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 15, 2003 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Archdeacon Ken Buchan officiating. The choir accompanied by Mr. Lorne Neal on the organ led the congregation in singing the hymns 'In The Garden', 'Amazing Grace', 'In The Bulb There Is A Flower', 'Give To Us Laughter' and 'I See a New Heaven'. The Eulogy and words of remembrance was given by Kaleah Herron. Prayer readings were given by Nicolle Bymoen. The taped selection entitled 'Angels' by Sarah McLaughlin was selected for the recessional. Honorary bears were all those who shared in Topsy's life. Topsy was laid to rest in the Saltcoats Town Cemetery with Russell Taylor, Randy Taylor, Dean Taylor, Sharon Merkel, Sheila Hunter, Rhonda Bymoen, Kelly Herron, Keleah Herron and Curtis Herron all being Topsy's grandchildren serving as active casketbearers.
Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.
Marcella Hiduk, wife of Mike Hiduk of the Jedburgh district, entered eternal rest on Thursday, January 9, 2003 after a courageous year long battle with cancer. Marcella was born on April 24, 1933 in the Jedburgh district of Saskatchewan, the eldest daughter of Mike and Minnie (nee Gorchinski) Karapita. She began her schooling in the Sheho district and concluded at the Forest Nook School in the Jedburgh district. Marcella married her lifelong partner Mike Hiduk on May 31, 1953. They took over the farm from Mike's parents where they continued to live and work to this day. Marcella and Mike were blessed with two sons, Ron and Bob. Marcella loved life, and enjoyed everything she did. She worked right along side Mike on the farm. Fall was her favourite season, she looked forward to driving the grain truck, preparing meals at harvest, and hauling the bales home. She also enjoyed all the farm animals. The more work that there was to do, the harder she worked and never once did you hear her complain. She was known for her huge gardens, which she toiled over all summer. Then canned and processed the fruits of her labour. She loved flowers, which showed in her beautiful flowerbeds and planters. Marcella and Mike enjoyed travelling and taking trips to locations throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada. She greatly enjoyed their annual weekend at the Big Valley Jamboree in Craven, where they made countless lifelong friendships. She also enjoyed many pastimes such as curling, dancing, playing cards, and going for her morning and evening walks with Mike and her dogs. She was the best cook ever, and her family was the grateful recipients of her delicious cooking. Of all the people that came to visit no one ever left her house hungry. Marcella was very active in the community. She was a member of the Beaverdale Ladies Church Club, Jedburgh Good Deed Club, and the Jedburgh Rec. Board. Besides her husband and children her next greatest love of her life was her grandchildren, Jason, Jesse, Ashley and Kenton whom she would do anything for. She enjoyed watching them whether it was hockey, football, volleyball, curling, baseball, school activities, or babysitting. She was always very proud of each one.
Marcella was predeceased by her parents, Mike and Minnie Karapita; father and mother in-law, Mike and Maria Hiduk; brothers in law, Metro Benko and Bill Zatwarnitski; and nephew, Michael Karapita. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Mike of forty-nine years; sons, Ron (Geralyn) and Bob; grandchildren, Jason, Jesse, Ashley, and Kenton; one sister, Bernice Zatwarnitski of Canora; two brothers, Adolph (Jeanette) Karapita of Jedburgh, Frank (Adella) of Angusville, MB; sisters in law, Anne Benko of Yorkton, Adele (Nick) Woytas of Yorkton; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and her many relatives and friends.
Prayer services were held on Monday January 13, 2003 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 10:00am from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Fr. Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R. and Rev. Fr.Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrants. The crossbearers were grandchildren Ashley and Kenton Hiduk. The responses were led by Collette Karapita. The epistle reading was given by Ashley Hiduk. Honourary Bearers were all of Marcella's relatives and friends. Interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with grandsons, Jason and Jesse Hiduk, nephews, Ralph Karapita, Darren Zatwarnitski, Glen Karapita and Lionel Woytas serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Florence Esther Hilderman of Yorkton and formerly of the Rhein district passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 92 years of age. Florence's life began on January 9, 1910 in Balgonie, Saskatchewan. She was the only child of William Herbert and Alta ( nee Burley ) Eaman. Her father a grain buyer was transferred to Rhein when she was six, making her the only child at Rhein School of English speaking parents. By 12 she was living in Yorkton and attended the Yorkton Collegiate Institute. She entered Teacher's College at age 17 because she was too young to begin Nurse's training her first career choice. This decision changed the course of her life, as she was teacher and mentor for the rest of her days. Upon competion of her training she taught in a variety of schools, ultimately ending up in Rhein. There she met Manuel Hilderman who was also teaching in the area and a friendship developed. Florence and Manuel had three children: Judy, Marsha and Greg. Life took on a new rhythm with a variety of activities so much so that a move to Yorkton was indicated in 1953. There was a whirl of music lessons and figure skating, hockey and church activities. Through it all Florence was an involved member of the community. The most significant contributions were that of Red Cross President and then with the Yorkton Music Festival. She was President of the latter for Yorkton then the Province of Saskatchewan and eventually for the entire Dominion of Canada. Manuel helped quietly in the background and was always supportive and proud of her achievements. Once the nest was empty Florence travelled to California and England with Judy. At age 89 she fulfilled a lifelong dream by cruising to Alaska with Marsha and family and then at 91 she spent Christmas in Bermuda. In recent years her special joy naturally were her grandchildren: Jeff, Pam and Lance.
Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon, April 6, 2002 from St. Paul Lutheran Church Yorkton, Sask., with Pastor Fred Schneider officiating. Donna Stranaghan was the organist leading the congregation in the Hymns: " Battle Hymn of the Republic " and " Ode To Joy ". Janet and Jackie Washenfelder were the vocalists singing " My Saviour Jesus ". Reflections and Remembrances of Florence's life were given by Daphne Ford with the reading of the Scripture given by daughter Judy Hilderman. The recessional hymn 'Amazing Grace' was played by Piper Dave Gillard. Jeff Hilderman, Harold Ford, Loring Hiderman, Jaime Fraser, Greg Barr, Bob Fromm, Victor Boychuk, George Skwarchuk and Wilfred Riffel served as Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the family plot at Christ Lutheran Cemetery Rhein. Cremation and funeral arrangements entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton.
Mrs. Anne Hnidey, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home passed away on Thursday, June 21st 2001. She was 80 years, 2 months and 12 days of age. Anne Hnidey was born on April 9, 1921 in the Springside district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Mike and Maria (nee Popowich) Pawliw. She was raised on the family farm and attended the North Lake School. On October 30, 1943 she was united in marriage to William Hnidey. For the first few years they farmed on Anne's parents farm in the Drobot district south of Buchanan until 1958, when they moved to a farm in the Springside district. Anne and William retired from active farming in 1978, moving to Yorkton, leaving their son Melvin to carry on the family farm. Anne enjoyed gardening, sewing and mending. She greatly enjoyed having company and loved to share her baking with everyone. Anne and William also enjoyed a good game of cards. During her last years, Anne took care of William, who was in ill health. Following William's passing, Anne moved into the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, where she resided until her passing.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband William in December of 2000; her parents Mike and Maria Pawliw; sisters Sophie Pawliw and Katherine Bednas, and by brothers-in-law Mike Biblow and Paul Lahoda. She leaves to cherish her memory her three loving sons and their families: Morris (Roselene, Cordell & Chantel); Lorne (Jacquie, Tanner & Hunter), all of Lloydminster; and Melvin (Lori, Curtis, Kim & Mitchell) of Springside. Also six sisters and a brother, Lena Biblow of Yorkton, Maggie (Carl) Malinowski of Theodore, Nettie (John) Kerelchuk of Theodore, Delores Pawliw of Vancouver, Olga (Vic) Karasuik of Winnipeg, Adeline Lahoda of Calgary, and Bill (Olga) Pawliw of Theodore, numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends.
Prayer services were held on Friday evening, June 22, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, June 23, 2001 from the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, William Kozey was assisted by members fo the Church Choir. The crossbearer was Richard Spezowka, the bannerbearers were Bill Koban and David Pawliw. The interment took place at the Yorkton City Cemetery with Emil Biblow, Mitchell Hnidey, Ken Effa, Jerry Borchowitz, David Kerelchuk and Paul Ponak serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.