James Wilson Martin of Ituna, Saskatchewan passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2002 at the Ituna and District Pioneer Health Centre. He was 90 years of age. James was born on October 30, 1911 on the family homstead in the Beaverside District north of Ituna; the oldest son of James Wilson and Mary ( nee Hynds ) Martin. Jim was raised by his mother after his father's death when Jim was four years old. He attended Beaverside school leaving at an early age to work at home. He worked for various neighbours then for a farmer in the Semans district; after which he took over the family farm for his mother. He rented additional land with his brother Jack until Jack married. As a young man, Jim enjoyed working with and training work horses;but he also loved motor vehicles, buying his first Model T in 1935. He worked with steam engines too firing one when he was only fourteen years old. He enjoyed working with his John Deere tractors and farm equipment all of his lfie. On June 4, 1945 Jim was united in marriage to Eleanor May Thompson from the File Hills School District south of Ituna after a seven year engagement while she was serving in wartime government and military service. They farmed in the Beaverside district first on the old Williams land; then moving to SW - 26 - 11 - W2nd, where they continued to farm until retirement. After purchasing a house in town they continued to live on the farm from spring until harvest. They raised three children, two sons: Lloyd and Duane and a daughter Joan. Jim was involved in a variety of community organizations including: Lakeside United Church, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Ituna Coop and the Ituna Curling Club. He joined the Ituna Lions Club in 1963. He wa also a member of the Ituna Social Club, Hubbard Golden Age Club, and the Victoria Silver Threads Club. Jim enjoyed farm life and gardening; spending hours tending to his potato patch. He enjoyed getting together with neighbours and friends to play cards, travelling and spending time with his grandchildren.
Jim is survived by sons: Lloyd ( Carol ), Duane (Elizabeth ) all of Ituna; daughter Joan ( Don ) Martin of Fernie B.C.; grandchildren: Karla ( Scott ) Sanderson of Fort Qu'Appelle, Sandra Martin of Regina and Jay Martin of Fernie B.C.; a great grandchild Brett Sanderson; his sisters Sadie Robinson of Regina and numerous in - laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. Jim was predeceased by his wife Eleanor May Martin; his parents James Wilson and Mary ( Hynds ) Martin; brother Jack and his wife Isobel; brother - in - law William Robinson; in - laws: Arthur and Margaret Inkson, Jospeh and Winifred Thompson, Harry, James and John Thompson.
Funeral servics were held on Friday afternoon May 24, 2002 from Lakeside United Church Ituna, Saskatchewan with Reverend Gladys Pavo officiating. Esta Sweatman was the organist leading the Congregation in the Hymns: ' The Old Rugged Cross ', ' How Great Thou Art ', and ' Amazing Grace '. Reflections of James' life were given by daughters - in - law: Carol and Elizabeth and by granddaughter Karla Sanderson. The ushers were a niece Helen Blakley and a cousin Jack Hynds. The interment followed in the Ituna and District Cemetery with Allan, Sandra, Ira, Jay Martin, Karla Sanderson and Murray Robinson serving as casket bearers. Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home Ituna and Yorkton.
Mrs. Kathrine Martin of Yorkton, beloved wife of Ernest Martin, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 79 years of age. Our mother's life began on February 25, 1922 at McDonald Hills near Lipton, Saskatchewan. She is an angel that has been kind enough to grace this earth for nearly eighty years. Her childhood years were spent in the Crescent Lake area where she attended Hilltop School, always protecting her younger sister when needed. She even liked to play practical jokes on her teacher Mr. Hunter. In the summer of 42 she met and became the wife of a very sweet man, Ernest Martin. They were married September 6,1942 and together for 58 years created a life, which made her a mother, grandmother, a great-grandmother as well as a confidant, friend and idol to all. Kathrine and Ernest farmed in the Waldron area until the spring of 1950 at which time they moved to the Yorkton area to farm. A move they both felt would benefit their children in more ways than one. Her cherished family of seven children, Marge & Matt Montain of Yorkton and their family, Barb, Patti-Jo (Chris Donovan); Vi & Ernie Friesen of Winnipeg and Cheryl (Ron Haverick), Brenda; Linda & Larry Grosky of Calgary and Wade (Nicole) Grosky, Leanne; Sharon & Barry Bodnaryk of Regina and Racquel, Jan-Michelle (Denis Gallant), Taylor and Caleb Gallant; Judy & Wade Pfeifer of Yorkton and Jeremy (Corlee) and Jordan Knodel, Jennifer, Kyle, Jade and Jamie Pfeifer; Ralph & Elaine Martin of Red Deer, AB and Charity and Jason; Gloria 'Sam' & Brian Chupa of Yorkton and Roidyn and Brynn. As a young women she worked so hard to make sure her children always had what they needed. Her favorite past times were growing her flowers and sewing which she did with so much love for us. Mom will always be remembered for her potato pancakes, banana muffins, fresh baked bread and buns and her cookies which she always had ready when we came to her house. She always had an understanding ear to listen, a soft shoulder to cry on and a warm hug to send us on our way with special words of encouragement. No matter how busy she was on the farm with dad, she always had time to stop and play a few minutes with us. Mom's sons-in-law were very special to her and held a special place in her heart. They were always giving her smart remarks which she always had one right back to them. They too will hold a special place in their hearts for her. Mom took a keen interest in her grandchildren's sports and school activities, whether it was hockey, soccer, swimming, piano or figure skating. She was there for them even sewing the outfits each one needed. She enjoyed reading and was especially interested in the Royal Family. Mom always made our birthdays special when we were children and as adults. She also remembered each of her sons-in-law and grandchildren as well. She always signed our cards "With All Our Love and Support Always" Her sisters Ann Heiser of Saskatoon, Ida Ross of Yorkton and her sister-in-law Lena Weber of Yorkton were very special to her and she loved them dearly. On June 9, 2001 she joined her parents Jacob and Emelia (Heft) Weber, her two brothers Carl Weber and Willie Weber as well as her sister Emma Clark in Heaven. Our family had the privilege to promise Mom that we would always stay together as a family. Today we reaffirm that promise to her. We will all miss her very much, but she will never be completely gone. We will each take her with us in our hearts wherever we go. Through each moment in our lives she will be there looking down on us as our " Guardian Angel."
The funeral service was held on Friday, June 15, 2001 from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton. Rev. Daryl Woods officiated. A medley of taped songs were played prior to and following the service, You'll Be in My Heart, I Will Remember You, Candle in the Wind, One More Day With You, Wind Beneath My Wings, Because You Loved Me, There You'll Be, Only Time, My Heart Will Go On, and The Prayer. The organist, Shani Apland led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns Make Me A Channel of Your Peace and We Shall Go Out With Hope of Resurrection. Soloist Sharon Bodnaryk sang How Great Thou Art. A flute and vocal duet of Jennifer Pfeifer and Jan-Michelle Gallant with accompaniment by Diane Weinmaster sang and played Amazing Grace. Daughter Gloria 'Sam' Chupa read her poem One Night I Had A Dream. A piano solo Love Somebody was played by Brynn Chupa. Ushers for the service were Bob Hume and John Weber. The casketbearers, led by Elaine Martin, were Matt Montain, Ernie Friesen, Larry Grosky, Barry Bodnaryk, Wade Pfeifer and Brian Chupa. Honorary bearers were Kathrine's 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The interment took place at the Yorkton City Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
James Harvey McConnell beloved husband of Maria passed away February 8, 2003 at the age of 80. Harvey McConnell was born on February 27, 1922 in the Tullymet District, tenth child of Wilbert and Carrie (Schick) McConnell. He served in the RCAF as an airplane mechanic from 1942 to 1946. While in the service he married Maria Keisig. After his discharge Harvey & Rye returned to Tullymet to farm the Keisig homestead where they raised five children; Carol, Karen May, June, Marlene & Daryl. Harvey took an active interest in the community and was involved with the United Church, the Farmer's Union, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, the Tullymet 4 - H Beef Club and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #84. Harvey really loved the land, whether it be farming, gardening or preserving and canning the produce. In more recent years he enjoyed singing with The Fireside Singers, playing cards at the Senior Centre in Balcarres and playing his violin, both with the Grandma's & Grandpa's in Fort Qu' Appelle and with Judy Hershmiller at the Balcarres Integrated Care Facility. He was also a great sports fan and loved watching curling, hockey, football and baseball especially the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Blue Jays and the Roughriders. However his most important priority of late was spending time with Rye.
Harvey was predeceased by his parents, four sisters, Frances (in infancy), Eva Bearden, Joyce Ivey, Daisy Ivey, and three brothers, Frank, George and Roy McConnell. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 59 years Maria (Rye) of Pioneer Village, Regina; his five children, Carol & (Bryan) Jankoski of Carseland, AB, Karen May & (Ron) Welder of Regina, June & (Bryan) Fettig of Regina, Marlene & (Rick) Lafrentz of Bienfait, and Daryl & (Debbie) McConnell of Regina. Twelve loving grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, whom he loved and admired dearly; Kirby Jankoski, Michelle (nee Welder) & (Sheldon) Boyd & children (Ashley, Caleigh & Christopher); Kevin & Shannon Welder & children (Madison & Kayden); Trevor Welder, Trent & (Debbie) Fettig & (Jesse); Blair Fettig, Angela Fettig, Dylan Lafrentz, Landon Lafrentz, Lucas Lafrentz, Keenan McConnell, & Brogan McConnell. He also leaves behind his three sisters; Addie Ballagh of Balcarres, Alice Ivey of Ituna, and Blanche Fuhr of Brandon, MB, three sisters-in-law; Evelyn McConnell of Balcarres, Bobbie McConnell of Victoria and Lil Smith of Calgary; two very special nieces Margeurite Rehm of Maple Creek, and Jean Golemba of Ituna and many other nieces, nephews and friends.
A Celebration of his life took place on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at St. Andrew's United Church - Balcarres, SK with Rev. Don Milne officiating. Organist Judy Hershmiller led the congregation in the Hymns; 'Come In, Come In and Sit Down' and 'The Church in the Wildwood'. Special music of 'Lord Build Me A Cabin in Glory' was sung by The Fireside Singers. Tributes of Harvey's life were given by His Grandchildren; Blair Fettig, Trevor Welder, Kevin Welder. Honourary Bearers were Members of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #84, His youngest Grandchildren; Angela Fettig, Keenan McConnell, Dylan Lafrentz, Landon Lafrentz, Brogan McConnell, Lucas Lafrentz and His Great-Grandchildren; Ashley Boyd, Caleigh Boyd, Christopher Boyd, Madison Welder, Jesse Fettig, Kayden Welder. Casketbearers were His eldest Grandchildren; Kirby Jankoski, Michelle Boyd, Kevin Welder, Trevor Welder, Trent Fettig, and Blair Fettig. Interment followed in the Balcarres Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Albert John (Buck) McGerrigle passed away on May 27, 2002 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home following a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was 77 years of age. Buck was born on September 16, 1924 to William and Ann McGerrigle in Stenen, SK. He grew up and attended school in Stenen. At the age of 17, he joined the Navy where he saw duty in the north Atlantic. Following his return home, he married Mary Boyko on June 18, 1949. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Ross, Patric, Debra and Kelly. During this time, he was employed as a mechanic for Busch Motors in Stenen. Buck became involved with the Legion in Preeceville, taught Sunday school at the Stenen United Church and was president of the Stenen Curling Club. The family moved to Yorkton in 1971, where Buck worked at Eftoda's Garage, ---Carnduff Motors, Canadian Tire, York Auto Supply and the Army & Navy Lounge. Buck was always an avid sportsman. He played baseball with the Stenen ball club that won the provincial championship in the early 60's. The team was later inducted into the Sask. Sports Hall of Fame. He golfed in the summer and curled in the winter, including hockey in his younger years, until illness forced him to become a spectator. He tirelessly volunteered his time to the Army and Navy and Sask. Lung Assoc. He was a member of the Legion, Anavets, president of the ACT and Sask. Speed Skating.
Albert was predeceased by his parents, William and Ann, as well as his son, Kelly. He leaves to celebrate his life his wife of 53 years, Mary, his son Ross of Regina, son Patric and daughter-in-law Bonnie of Yorkton, daughter Debra of Vancouver, as well as five granddaughters, Sarahannah, Miel, Shaylyn, Kellen and Clancy, who will miss his twinkling eyes and bad jokes. He also leaves three sisters, Evelyn Geddes of Wetaskiwin AB, Eleanor Crosby of Aylmer ON, and Violet Durston of Dauphin MB, and one brother, James of Chatham NB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends.
The Funeral Service was held on Thursday afternoon, May 30, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Rev. Don Milne of the United Church of Canada officiated. Two taped hymns were played, ' In the Sweet Bye and Bye' and 'Beyond the Sunset'. The Legion Burial Rite Service was performed by members of the Gen. Alexander branch #77 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The Sgt.-at-arms was Joe Yurkoski, the color party consisted of Art Alstad, Al Morley, Paul Zawerucka and John Zaretsky. The interment followed in the Garden of Devotion with granddaughters Shaylyn and Miel McGerrigle as the urnbearers. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ragna McKenzie of Yorkton passed away peacefully on Friday, June 20, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 94 years of age. Ragna was born April 13, 1909 on the family farm in the Bredenbury area. Ragna was the daughter of Kristian and Mathilda (nee Johannesson) Johnson who originated from Iceland and Sweden respectively, meeting in Norquay and arriving in Canada at the turn of the Century. On January 21, 1941, Ragna was united in marriage to Donald John MacKenzie. Ragna was a faithful member of St. Andrew's United Church over the years and participated in most church functions and committees. She also enjoyed and was very adept at sewing, handiwork, bowling, curling and singing.
Predeceased by her husband in 1966 and one brother during infancy, she is survived by one brother Adolph (Meike) Johnson and nephews Kristian (Sheila); Robert, Donald (Colleen), as well as great nieces, Micaela and Erika and long-time friend and neighbour Dale Wenner. Ragna will be very much missed by her family, friends, neighbours, church and all who came to know and love her.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 27, 2003 from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton with Reverend Adel Compton officiating. The organist Mrs. Shani Apland accompanied by the St. Andrew's United Church Choir led the congregation in singing the hymns 'How Great Thou Art', 'All The Way My Savior Leads Me' and 'Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You'. Honorary casketbearers were all those who shared in Ragna's life. Ragna was laid to rest in the Garden of St. Matthew in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Kris Johnson, Bob Johnson, Don Johnson, Dale Wenner, Bill Thompson and Morley Moore serving as casketbearers. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.
Mary Reed McPhee
Mary Reed McPhee, widow of Ernest McPhee, passed away on Monday January 29, 2001 at the Park Unit of the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was eighty nine years of age. Mary was born May 6, 1911 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan, a daughter of Malcolm and Minnie (nee Reed) Clouston. Mary grew up near Yorkton and received her early education at Raymond School near Yorkton. After graduating from high school she enrolled in Nursing School in Yorkton, convocating in 1933. On March 14, 1934 Mary was united in marriage to Ernest McPhee in Yorkton. They moved to the farm in the Beaverdale district where they raised their four children. Mary did home nursing through out the Beaverdale district for many years, helping deliver babies, giving school inoculations and mending cuts and bruises. Mary enjoyed living on the farm, nature and making things grow in her yard and garden. She was a member of the Yorkton Horticultural Society and received many awards for flowers, apples and vegetables. Mary enjoyed visiting and playing cards with her friends and family. She attended church at Theodore or Springside when they lived in the Beaverdale district and after they moved into Yorkton at St. Andrew's United Church.
Mary was predeceased by her parents; her husband Ernest; her brothers Murray (Anne) Clouston, Jim Clouston, Tommy (Myrtle) Harray and Gordon Harray. She leaves to cherish her memory her four children: three sons, Robert Hugh (Margaret) of Innisfail, AB, Andrew Neil (Galina) of Drumheller, AB, and James Malcolm (Betty) of Yorkton; her daughter Joanne Margaret (James) Lanaway of Abernethy, SK; eight grandchildren: Shelly McPhee, Melanie (Mark) Drolsbaugh, Shawna McPhee, Robbie (Holly) McPhee, Lana (Greg) Hunko, Greg McPhee, Dawna (Daryl) Pickering and Brent Copland; eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Lily Evans of Viking, AB, and Emma Jones of Port Alberni, BC; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Miller of Yorkton and Myrtle Harray of Viking, AB.
Funeral Services were held on Thursday February 1, 2001, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton with Rev. Daryl Woods of St. Andrews United Church officiating. The organist Mrs. Ruth McPhee led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Sweet By and By and Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee. Soloist James Lanaway sang How Great Thou Art. Interment followed in the family plot in the Garden of St. John in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Dawna and Daryl Pickering, Greg McPhee, Lana and Greg Hunko, Shelley McPhee and Rob McPhee as the casketbearers. Arrangements entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Alan Dunnington Meek, late of the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre surrounded by family. Born September 18, 1924, to Olive and Harry Meek, he grew up in Sintaluta, served in the RCAF (1942-46) and attended the U of S, graduating with his BA and BSP. In 1952 the family moved to Yorkton where he assumed the directorship of the Yorkton General Hospital Pharmacy, retiring in 1987. He was involved in community organizations, including the Air Cadets, Kinsmen, Boy Scouts and Yorkton Wildlife Federation. An avid sportsman and hunter, he was also a lover of humour and enjoyed reading.
Alan's greatest joy was his children, Bill of Weyburn, Gail (Nicholas) Trott of Vancouver, Audrey (Brent) Skinner of Edmonton, Barbara of Yorkton, Hal of Calgary and Don of Yorkton; six grandchildren: Christopher (Jennifer) Procyshyn, George (Emma), Alan and Katy Skinner, Heather and Lindsay Meek, and one great-granddaughter, Jane Procyshyn. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothea. Cremation has taken place and interment will be held privately. Bailey's Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.
Mrs. Martha Mehling, resident of the Queen Elizabeth Court in Yorkton, widow of Jacob Mehling, passed away suddenly but peacefully on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at her residence. She was 78 years of age. Martha Magdalene Mehling was born February 27, 1923 in the Rhein district, a daughter of George and Mary (nee Els) Robertus. She was raised on the family farm and attended Clyde School. Martha was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Christ Lutheran Church and was a faithful member until her passing. She helped on the family farm until her marriage to Emmanuel Poppenheim in 1941 and resided in Rhein. This union was blessed with three children, Sylvia, Joy and Ronald. Martha commenced working as a cook at the Yorkton Union Auxiliary Hospital until her marriage to Jacob Mehling on October 29, 1956. The couple resided on the farm at Stornoway until 1980 when they retired and moved into Rhein. Martha loved the farm and the life it provided for their family. She enjoyed helping her husband with chores, as well as planting a large garden of vegetables and flowers each year. Martha spent many hours crocheting, sewing and knitting. She loved a good game of cards and time spent socializing with family and friends. Following Jacob's passing in 1996 Martha remained in the family home until May of 1997 when she moved to Yorkton to reside in Queen Elizabeth Court. Here she made new friends as well as enjoyed the company of friends who formerly lived at Rhein.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters and their husbands, Sylvia and Lorne Ruf of Yorkton, and Joy and Alex Oystrick of Yorkton; her son Ronald and his wife Judith of Stornoway; nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; a brother Edward (Rose) Robertus of Rhein; sisters Hilda Pfeifer of Yorkton, Esther (John) Lefebvre of Minot ND, and Marie (Alfred) Hintz of Winnipeg. Martha was predeceased by her father George in 1959, her mother Mary in 1995, a sister Margaret Stricker in 1964, brothers Jacob in 1973 and Rheinhold in 1998 and a grandson Ward Allan Oystrick in 1963.
The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 from the Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein with Rev. Daphne Bender officiating. The organist, Arlene Stiglitz, led members of the congregation in the singing of the hymns Lord Take My Hand, Beyond the Sunset, How Great Thou Art and Nearer My God to Thee. The interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Parish Cemetery with Terry Ruf, Brian Ruf, Jeff Poppenheim, Neil Poppenheim, Jason Poppenheim, and Michael Oucharek serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
MELNYK - Ashley Melnyk, late of Kindersley, SK, formerly of Yorkton, passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 23, 2003 as the result of a tragic car accident near Hanna, Alberta. She was 18 years of age. Ashley Helen Louise Melnyk was born on September 16, 1985 at Dauphin, MB. Ashley received her schooling at Brandon and Ethelbert in Manitoba and completed her education in Yorkton. She had been involved with the Air Cadets, she volunteered at the Theodore Health Centre and at Yorkdale School with the kindergarten program. For approximately the last year, Ashley had been a resident of Kindersley. Ashley leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life, her mother Betty, her father John, brother Quinton, sisters Shauna and Kristine, Godfather Douglas and Godmother Janice; many aunts, uncles, great aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews; her fiance Scott Kosolofski, and her step-father Les. A service of comfort was held on Tuesday evening, October 28, 2003 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The funeral service for Ashley was held on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Yorkton. Pastor Fred Schneider officiated. The organist, Judy Berg led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'Abide With Me', 'O Holy Spirit, Enter In', 'What A Friend We Have in Jesus' and 'Amazing Grace'. Soloist, Susanna Dowholis sang 'The Rose'. The interment followed in the Harrowby Cemetery with Frankie Klyne, Dale Furkalo, Joe Boryskavich, Lawrence Kriewaldt, Gus McKinnon and Harvey Alm serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Katherine Elizabeth Miller was born on October 4, 1909 at Rhein, Saskatchewan. She received her education at the Rhein School and was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church. In July of 1925 she was united in marriage to Conrad Miller at Rhein. To this union five sons and three daughters were born. The couple resided in Rhein where Conrad worked for farmers in the district and later for the CNR. Conrad passed away on March 9th 1983. Following that time Katherine continued to care for herself in her home at Rhein. In 1989, after two slight strokes, she moved in with her daughter Dyan in Rhein. As her health failed, Katherine became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in 2000, where she had resided until the time of her death. Katherine greatly enjoyed the visits from family and friends, she looked forward to a good game of cards and marbles, often playing well into the night. In younger years, sewing and crocheting were favourite pastimes as well as fishing during the summer months. Katherine passed away on Thursday evening, April 25, 2002 at the Nursing Home. She was 92 years of age.
Besides her husband, she was predeceased by two sons, Roland and Victor, and by a daughter Freida in infancy. She is survived by her three sons, Albert of Rhein, Elmer of Portland, Oregon and Lloyd of Rhein; two daughters, Alvena Brown of Yorkton and Dyan Banting of Anglemont BC; and Katherine recognized Jody Prime of Anglemont, BC as a daughter; 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; also one sister Lydia Geib of Regina.
The funeral service was held on Monday, April 29, 2002 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Rev. Daphne Bender of Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein officiated. Two taped solo selections were played, Amazing Grace and Just A Closer Walk With Thee. The interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery at Rhein. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Emily Mitten
Mrs. Emily Mitten of Regina and formerly of Spy Hill passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at the age of 86 years.
Emily (nee Nicholson), the youngest daughter of Bart and Laura Nicholson, was born near Lumsden, Saskatchewan on April 26, 1919.
She attended a rural school for grades 1 through 10, then Lumsden School for grades 11 and 12. After attending Regina Normal School, she started teaching at Welby, Saskatchewan, where she met - and later married - Victor Mitten. She taught at Oak Knoll School near Rocanville, then at Lumsden before joining the Women's Division of the Airforce in 1944. After nearly two years of service, she received her discharge from the services. In 1946 she married Victor and they lived at Welby for 10 years. Their marriage was blessed with twin daughters, Shirley and Laurice. During that time, she returned to teaching at Hamona.
After moving to Spy Hill in 1956, she taught at Spy Hill and Churchbridge. When she retired in 1976 after 30 years teaching, she lived on the farm with her husband until he passed away in 1993, then moved to Regina where she developed a close circle of friends through card playing (especially crib, which was her favorite). She also enjoyed sewing (particularly quilts), working in the garden, and reading.
Predeceased by her parents, her husband and her brother, she leaves to mourn her twin daughters Shirley with husband Mel Franklin of Regina, SK and Laurice Thiele of Abbottsford, BC, along with along with special friends Marie and Alfred Olafson. In addition she leaves eight grandchildren and three step-grandchildren: Shamus (Dawn), Shane (Shawna), Chad (Miranda) and Dave Stewart (Kelly); Vicki (Brian), Cheri, Lori, and Steve Thiele (Heather); Tammy (Rob) Popoff, Colin (Lana) Franklin, Darren (Susie) Franklin. Also 12 great-grandchildren: Geneveve; Denni, William and a new baby due in January; Haley, Rhea and Kane; Braden; Joshua, Sarah and Paige; Brett. A sister Clara Nicholson of Quesnel, B.C. and her family. A sister in law Dorothy Nicholson and her family of Lumsden, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held on Saturday afternoon, December 31, 2005 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Delta Kelly of the United Church of Canada officiating. Karen Roulston was the organist leading the congregation in the Hymns: 'Beyond The Sunset' and 'Amazing Grace'. The Hymn 'One Day At A Time ' was sung by Rev. Delta Kelly. Reflections of Emily's life were given by her granddaghter Lori Thiele. The interment followed in the Garden of Memories, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with grandson Shamus Stewart serving as Urn Bearer.
Cremation and funeral arrangements were by Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton
Roland Gordon Mohl was born on July 19, 1940 at Regina, Saskatchewan, the only son of Helmut and Isobel Mohl who resided in Edenwold, Saskatchewan where he was raised, received his education and worked on the family farm. He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at Edenwold. The Mohl family always owned a cottage at Fort Qu'Appelle, Rollie and his family enjoyed many years there at family gatherings and celebrations. One of the greatest celebrations the family had each year was great granddad Joseph's birthday party. Also, our family was always together on Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate Grampa Helmut's birthday. In 1957 he moved to Regina to become a tradesman in the electrical field which took him to neighbouring provinces and states. On February 5, 1959 Rollie and Sharon Goski were united in marriage, they resided in Regina and were blessed with four children. In 1972 Rollie and Sharon purchased the Broadview Hotel which they operated until 1979. Then in 1980 Rollie along with his Father, happily purchased the Treeline Motel in Hudson Bay, SK. Rollie's love was the northern part of the province and he finally had his dream. It was a new, lovely motel and a thriving business. A year later he added a first class restaurant on to the motel. He spent many hours hunting and enjoying the countryside of the Pasqua and Porcupine Hills. Also, he loved socializing with the logging crews and his many good friends in town. Rollie also acquired an Outfitters License and took many of his hotel guests on hunting excursions. He built a beautiful cottage in the hills along the Red Deer River, his pride and joy, unfortunately it burnt down due to a propane explosion within. Rollie along with his Friend Jake always seemed to find time to spend a couple of months in the winter at Mazatlan, Mexico, they purchased a piece of oceanfront property approx. 80km south of Mazatlan that they planned to develop in the future. He and his friend, Maria owned a Condo in Mazatlan and spent many happy days there. Due to the pulp mills closing down in Hudson Bay, he sold the Treeline Motel and bought a Hotel in Whitewood, SK which he operated until 1999. He also developed many long lasting friendships while living in Whitewood. Upon selling that hotel he moved back to his acreage just north of Hudson Bay and lived there until his untimely death.
Rollie was predeceased by his father Helmut in September of 1985 and two sons-in-law, Jimmy Brown in 1981 (Leslie) and Rick Parenteau in 1999 (Loretta). He leaves to mourn and cherish his memory, his mother Isobel who is residing at The Bentley Retirement Community in Yorkton. His four children, a daughter Leslie and her husband Richard of Flin Flon MB, Leslie is a member of the RCMP and Richard is an electrician for Hudson Bay Mining, they have two children, Aiden and Kellie. A daughter Laurel works for Pan Canadian Resources in Weyburn, she has two sons, Sean and Justin. A daughter Loretta who is a Mental Health Therapist at Prince Albert, she has one son, Corey. A son Terry who owns the Broadview Hotel and Terry's Water Works, Terrilee is a hairdresser in Broadview, they have three daughter Cassitee, Kelbree and Traeshal and one son, Taiten. Rollie's sister Carol and brother-in-law Nick are the General Managers of The Bently Retirement Community in Yorkton and Sharon, his former wife, have always remained friends manages the Broadview Hotel with her son Terry. Two nephews Dean Larson (Traci) of Regina, Greg Larson (Lisa) of Leross, one niece Shelley Vendramin (Tony) of Regina. Rollie was a very outgoing, friendly man with many, many good friends. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Mrs. Rosie Montain, formerly of Calder entered eternal rest on Monday, January 21, 2002 at Taber, Alberta. She was 89 years of age. Rosie was born April 16, 1912 in Chernowitz, Ukraine, a daughter of Metro and Anne (nee Ilko) Chorney. She immigrated to Canada with her mother and brother in 1924 and settled at Bankend, Saskatchewan to join her father who had immigrated ten years earlier in search of a better life for his family. On July 25, 1933 Rosie was united in marriage to William Montain and together they raised their family of three children and farmed in the Calder district until their retirement in 1977. On April 28, 1982 William and Rosie became proud Canadian Citizens, and shortly thereafter visited their homeland. Due to illness, Rosie lived with her children for several years. Subsequently she lived at Clearview Lodge in Taber, Alberta and spent her final eight years at Taber Extended Care. Rosie was proud of her Ukrainian heritage and was a faithful parishioner of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Her children and grandchildren held a special place in her heart. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and baking.
She leaves to cherish her memory her three children, Lena (Nick) Kohanski of Calder; John Montain of Fenwick, ON and Jim (Linda) Montain of Cranbrook, BC; and "Lights of her Life" seven grandchildren, Terry (Sherryl) Kohanski, Rosemary (Jules) Chenard, Sonia (Randy) Boehm, Tracey, Lori and Karen Montain and Jacqueline Montain; and six great grandchildren, Owen and Erin Kohanski, Joel Chenard, Colin, Evan and Brittany Boehm. Also two sisters, Lena Chorney of Kingman, Arizona and Anne Guyon of New Westminister, BC. Rosie was predeceased by her parents, husband William (1984), brother Nick Chorney (2000), sister-in-law Mary (1989) and daughter-in-law Madli Montain (1998). Rosie was a dedicated daughter, devoted wife and loving mother and a gentle and caring baba and great baba who will be sadly missed.
Prayer services were held on Friday, January 25th from the Family Centre at Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, January 26th. at St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Calder, Saskatchewan with Rev. Fr. Peter Anhel officiating. The cantor, Zenovia Duch assisted by members of St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox and St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Churches led in the responses. The crossbearer was Joel Chenard and the bannerbearers were Jacqueline Montain and Brittany Boehm. Erin Kohanski served as the wreath bearer. The interment followed in St. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery with Randy Boehm, Colin Boehm, Evan Boehm, Jules Chenard, Terry Kohanski and Owen Kokanski serving as the casket bearers. ETERNAL MEMORY! Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Edward 'Ted' Cyril Moore was born on December 1st, 1900 and passed away peacefully in his 101st year on August 14th, 2001 in the Langenburg Centennial Care Home. Ted was predeceased by his parents William and Mary, nine brothers, a sister, and a grandson Grant Edward Fieseler. He is survived by his family, Cleo (Bob) Fieseler, Ada (Willie) Kucheravy, Pat (Jack) Zandee, Mavis (Norman) Fieseler, Lorraine Brown, Maureen (Bob) Laurie, Keith (Diane) Moore, and their mother Margaret (Daisy) Moore; all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. Ted worked on construction of grain elevators across the Prairies and on other projects including the Shellmouth Dam. He had a wonderful life and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Ted will be sadly missed.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, August 18, 2001 at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Rev. Daryl Woods of St. Andrew's United Church officiated. Debbie Pearce gave the eulogy. Two taped solo selections were played, In the Garden and Just As I Am. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Mark with grandsons Roy Fieseler, Ken Apland, Wayne Mund, Daryl McDonnell and Lee Morris and son-in-law Bob Laurie serving as the casketbearers. Ted's friend Johnnie McDonnell was the honorary bearer. Arangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Peter Mushka, husband of Olga Mushka of Yorkton and formerly of the Jedburgh district passed away on Saturday May 26, 2001 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. He was eighty-six years of age. Pete was born on April 21, 1915, on the family homestead in the Jedburgh district of Saskatchewan, a son of John and Clara (nee Kolodziejak) Mushka. Peter grew up and farmed in the Jedburgh district. On June 11, 1944, he was united in marriage with Olga Kowalchuk. Pete and Olga raised their family and farmed on the family homestead for thirty one years and then moved to Yorkton where Pete worked at various jobs and continued to help his son, Ken, with the farming operation. During his years on the farm, Pete also served his community as chairman of the Nanton Local School Board, Municipal Councillor and Reeve of the R.M. of Garry for a total of fifteen years between 1947 and 1974. Pete will be best remembered as a loving and dedicated husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather. We will always remember him for his outspokenness, sense of humour, social conscience, love of nature, and his insatiable zest for life.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Clara, his son Lawrence, brothers Anton, Walter, Steve, and John, and sisters Mary, Olga, Isabel and Rose. Pete leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Olga of Yorkton; daughter-in-law Joan of Regina; sons Gerald (Dora) of Craven, Sask. and Ken (Linda) of the Jedburgh district; daughter Linda Mushka (Robert Jackson) of Ruddell, Sask.; grandchildren Douglas, Jacqueline, Craig and Jennifer Mushka, Daniel and Carmen Jackson; sister Angeline Protz of Yorkton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Prayer Services were held on Monday, May 28, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, C.Ss.R. as the celebrant. Granddaughter Jaqueline Mushka gave the epistle reading. The responses were sung by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The crossbearer was Carmen Jackson with Jacqueline and Jennifer Mushka. The casket bearers were Gerald Mushka, Kenneth Mushka, Robert Jackson, Douglas Mushka, Craig Mushka and Daniel Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were Walter Kopan, John Pihach, Nick Kondro, Walter Protz, Lawrence Yuristy and Ben Walsh. At the luncheon granddaughters Jaqueline and Jennifer Mushka read a biography of their grandfather, and sons Gerald and Ken gave words of tribute and remembrance. Daughter Linda sang a solo of a song she composed for her father. Interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery. Arrangements were by Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton. Eternal Memory!
Peacefully on January 15, 2001 at 5 a.m., Steve Mysko, a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, formerly of the Wroxton district, passed away with his beloved wife Anne, son David and grandson Blair at his bedside. Steven Paul Mysko was born on March 3, 1917 in Wroxton, Saskatchewan. Steve was raised with five brothers and one sister on the farm near Wroxton. His father helped him develop his passion for grain farming, carpentry and mechanic skills. Although not a talented musician as his five brothers, he did try his skills on drums. He married Anne Maccala on June 14, 1941. He then began establishing his farm business, constructing buildings and clearing land to farm. Shortly after, two sons were born, David in 1942 and Gary in 1948. In addition to his farming interests, Steve was a 14-year councillor for the RM of Calder and secretary-treasurer of the Geddes School District. Steve continued to farm thereafter, finally retiring in 1983. After retirement he spent each succeeding winter travelling to California and Vancouver to visit his sons and grandchildren and eventually his great-grandchildren. His love and concern of family was paramount and highlighted by extreme patience and a stress of education and curiosity. Steve's health began to deteriorate in 1997, at which time he suffered a stroke. Since October, 2000 he was a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. He lived a long and fruitful life of 83 years.
Steve is predeceased by his father Paul; mother Mary; brothers Peter, Mike and William, and sister Ann. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted and loving wife Anne; his sons David (Michele) and Gary; his grandchildren Blair (Lisa) and Cloud (Randy); six great grandchildren, Ian, Taylor, Cameron, Dylan, Hayden and Grace; and two brothers, John (Ann) and Walter (Mary).
The funeral service was held on Thursday, January 18, 2001 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton with Pastor John Redlick of the Seventh Day Adventist Church officiating. The organist Vange Shipowick led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Amazing Grace and How Great Thou Art. Daughter-in-law Michele Mysko conveyed words of remembrance of Steve. The honourary bearers were John Mysko, Harry Napady, Gary Mysko, Lorne Mysko, Miles Wintonyk, Barry Strutynski, Peter Brigidear, Tom Trafananko, Ray Gayle, Joe Soloninko and Johnnie Lucky. The interment followed in thte Garden of Gethsemane, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with David Mysko, Blair Mysko, Walter Mysko, Dale Maccala, Ted Swidzinski and Randy Napady serving as casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.