Mrs. Margaret Ironside, a resident of Stensrud Lodge in Saskatoon passed away peacefully at the Lodge on Sunday, November 19, 2000. she was 92 years, 3 months and 11 days of age. Margaret Miller Ironside was born on August 8, 1908 at Aikenside, Manitoba, a daughter of George and Katherine (nee Churchill) Curle. She moved with her family to the Colonsay area and then to the Calder-MacNutt area, where she worked on the family farm. She met her husband, Everett Andrew Ironside, while she was working at the Calder Hotel. They were married on November 27, 1929. All of their married life was spent on the family farm northeast of Calder and their life was blessed with five children. Mom enjoyed gardening and took great pride in it. She was an outdoors kind of person and liked raising chickens, especially her bantams. She milked cows along side Dad and helped him whenever she could with the other farm work. Mom made all her own bread and buns and nothing was more pleasing that to come home from school to the smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls. We spent many happy hours helping Mom in the kitchen with the canning and the baking. She spent her evenings knitting, whether it was toques, scarves, mitts or socks. She enjoyed watching television and listening to country music; her favorites were Randy Travis and Charlie Pride. In her later years, she spent countless hours covering hangers for her children and grandchildren. Mom enjoyed playing cards with the family, and canasta was her favorite. She enjoyed having her grandchildren come to visit, which they did, especially over the summer. She also liked to travel, whether it was to B.C., to the United States to see relatives, to the lake or just to visit us in our homes. She had been a recipient of the most wonderful care since becoming a resident of Stensrud Lodge in Saskatoon in November of 1994.
Her five children celebrate her life: Dorothy Williams of Saskatoon, Ellen (John) Daum of Dalmeny, Margaret (Jim) Rae of Yorkton, Everett (Ida) Ironside of Calder, and Linda (Gerry) Eckert of Saskatoon; also 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; one sister Susie Kriewaldt of Russell and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Everett in 1979; her parents George and Katherine; brothers Edgar, Bert and Roy; one sister, Gladys Rowan; and one great grandchild. Mom was a very loving person, the most important thing in her life was her family and we loved her for that.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday, November 22, 2000 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. Taped hymns Amazing Grace and Just A Closer Walk With Thee were played. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Garnet and Jason Ironside, John, Doug and Randy Daum and Todd Rae serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Ernest John Jaques, husband of Jessie of Yorkton passed away on Sunday July 8, 2001 at the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton. He was eighty five years of age. Ernest was born on September 13, 1915 at Kisbey, Saskatchewan, a son of Joe and Janet (nee Paul) Jaques. On August 22, 1936 Ernest married Jessie Kennaugh. Together they raised three sons and one daughter, Donald, Terry, Doug and Patti. Ernest served in the Militia from 1940 to 1942 with the 64th Field RCA Battery. He enrolled in the Royal Canadian Artillery at Winnipeg on October 9, 1943 and served with the Canadian Intelligence Corps. He was discharged on November 12, 1945 at the rank of Corporal. Ernest then went on to serve another twenty-plus years with the Militia Service from 1946 to 1969, eventually earning the rank of Captain. Ernest was Taken on Strength with the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets 114 Orkney and was Commissioned Sub Lt. in 1966, retiring in 1974. Ernest was also active with and received recognition from the St. John Ambulance Association and the Navy League of Canada. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Knights of Pythians. Ernest worked as a retail clerk at the Hudson Bay Department Store and later for many years with Spence's Shoes, eventually becoming a co-owner.
Ernest was predeceased by his daughter Patti, his parents, two brothers, Harold and Bob and a sister Ann. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of almost sixty five years, Jessie of Yorkton; three sons, Donald (Linda) of Calgary, Terry (Diane) of Calgary, and Doug (Paulette) of Yorkton; son-in-law, Jerry Walker of Canyon Lake, Texas; three brothers, Mac (Mina) of Calgary, Paul of Tisdale and Dave of Burnaby, BC; twelve grandchildren, Tim, Sherry, Deb, Pam, Kurt, Kindra, Kevin, Tori, Tyra, Krista, Leah and Wil; and four great-grandchildren, Thomas, Erin, Skylar and Nathaniel.
Funeral Services were held on Thursday July 12, 2001 at 2 pm from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton with Rev. Ed McManus officiating. Don Jaques gave words of remembrance on behalf of the family. The hymns were Abide With Me and Amazing Grace. Legion Burial Rite Services were conducted by members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 77 Yorkton. Rev. Ed McManus was the Padre, Sgt. At Arms was Mike Bidnock. The Color Party was Andy Juba, Fred Fenske, Art Alstad and John Zaretski. Honorary Bearers were all of Ernest's grandchildren. Interment followed in the Veteran's Section of the Yorkton City Cemetery. Piper Dave Gillard played The Lament Flowers In The Forest. Captain Paulette Jaques was the urnbearer with Commissionaires Doug and Wil Jaques as beret and medal bearers. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Ken Johnson, beloved husband of Arlie Johnson of Yorkton passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 72 years of age. Kenneth Gerald Johnson was born on December 29, 1928 on the family farm in the Shellmouth district of Manitoba. He was the eldest son born to Carl Johan Magnus ( Charlie ) and Helen Christina (nee Pearson) Johnson. In 1940 Kenneth's parents moved to Garson Manitoba with six children. When Ken was 17 years old he started to work on power lines with Jim Riley Power Line Construction around the Winnipeg area. In 1948 Ken and his brother Nels moved to Alberta to work on power lines for McGregor Telephone and Power Ltd Edmonton, Alberta. On March 27, 1953 at the Camrose United Church Manse Ken was united in marriage to Arlie Faith Dryburgh. A short time later the couple moved back to Winnipeg where Ken was employed at building steel tower and power lines in Winnipeg, Nova Scotia and Chicago Illinois. In 1970 Ken became a Master ( Worshipful Master ) in the Masonic Lodge # 776 in Chicago. Ken and Arlie moved back to Yorkton in 1979 with Ken commuting back and forth to Chicago for two more years. After 35 years of building power lines Ken retired in 1981 and has made his home there since.
He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his wife Arlie. His children Charles Arthur George and his wife Helen Kirschman of Yorkton, Scott Bradley and his wife Verica Jovanich of Fort McMurray Alberta and Sherrin Gayle and her husband Ben Tewelde of Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. Also his grandchildren Rebecca, Charles and Carissa Johnson and Anthony Johnson. Ken's brothers: Nels of Calgary Alberta, Walter of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Clifford and his wife Myrle of Huntley, Illinois and a sister Doris and her husband Ralph Siebold of Bluffton, Alberta.
Ken was predeceased by his parents; a sister and brother - in - law Esther and Carl Larson; a sister - in - law Myrtle and twin sons: Garry and Gregory. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, October 11, 2001 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Officiating were members of the Yorkton Masonic Lodge #12 AF & AM. Reflections and remembrances of Ken's life were given by granddaughter Rebecca and son Scott. Special music was 'How Great Thou Art', 'Red River Valley', 'Serenity' and 'Tears in Heaven'. Honorarybearers were Peter Johnson, Maurice Johnson, Norman Morrison, Gene Nerbas, Johnny Russin and Bill Kalynuk. Cremation followed with the interment to take place at the Shellmouth Cemetery. The reception followed in the Family Centre Reception Room. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Freda Josephson passed away peacefully at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home on Saturday, January 13, 2001. She was 82 years of age. Born Sigfridur Thomasson on July 17, 1918, in the Elfros district of Saskatchewan, Freda was predeceased by her loving husband Wilson Josephson. Freda and Wilson were married in 1937 and moved to Paddockwood shortly after, where Wilson worked with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. Freda gave birth to Paul and Bruce in Paddockwood before moving with her family to Birch hills in 1947. Her third boy, Gene, was born in Birch Hills. In addition to raising three sons, Freda worked outside the home most of her life. She worked at the local Co-op store while in Birch Hills and when the family moved to Saskatoon in 1959, as a hairdresser and then at Sear's until her retirement. Freda and Wilson then moved to Yorkton to be closer to their eldest son Paul and his wife Judy. Freda was a wonderful, caring wife and mother who will be sorely missed by her family.
Freda is survived by her sons Paul and Judy, Bruce and Carla, and Gene and Dorothy; grandchildren Paula, Michael, Tracy, David, Robert and Ian, and a sister Margaret.
Donations in memorium to the Yorkton and District Nursing Home would be gratefully accepted. Cremation arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.