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  Ann Yakowec  Sr. Gertrude Marie Twordik OSE     Sr. Gertrude Boser OSE

 Barbara Florence Peace    Frieda Friesen    Selven Marquis    Theodore Ortman  

Sylvester "Syl" Borysko   Arthur "Jim" McIntosh    Victor Nimchuk   

Richard "Dick" Usher    Mary Morin    Victoria Stadnyk    George Shiloff       Louise Hartl

   Marjorie Nordick    Magdalene Bernal    Gerald Lins    Norbert "Bert" Lange

Else Klinger    Elmer Fick    Anne Ames    Peter Ehalt    Jeffrey Gusikoski

Louis G. Jaeb    Hedy Buschmann    Marie Krause    Henry Schemenauer

Dwayne Ilg    Marcella Hinz    Annie Pesowski    Vern Yaworski    Mathilda Pape

 Ann Yakowec

June 23, 1933 - August 13, 2014

Ann (nee Krysa) Yakowec was born June 23, 1933 at the family farm near Carmel, Saskatchewan,. The last of six children of Samuel and Katherine (Solar) Krysa.  Ann attended Gertrude School where she obtained her grade 10 education. Then through correspondence she received her grade 11 education. 

 Mom was a talented lady, she was artistic and wrote poetry.  She submitted articles and poems to the Western Producer, which were published.  She did this for a number of years.  Mom’s talents didn’t stop there, she was an excellent cook and a creative baker.  She was a hospitable and kind hostess; many surrounded her table to sample her cooking and baking.

November 7, 1953 Ann married Nick Yakowec from the Waterhen District. They moved to a little two room house that Dad had built.  They were blessed with 6 children who were an immense help on the family farm.  They out grew the little two-room house and moved to the Crystal Springs area.  Then the family moved to Nick’s parents log house until in 1966 when they bought the house that they moved twice. Ann and Nick loved animals and had tried their hand at raising sheep, chickens, geese, pigs and cows.  The last big farm operation was the dairy operation in which they milked approximately 30 cows.   Over the years they down -sized the farm until all they had left was their pets, their favorite cats and dogs that they loved. Mom was an avid gardener.  The garden was her happy place, she loved tending to the plants and watching them grow.

In 2007 Mom moved to Lanigan and loved her little Jubilee home.  Nov. 2013 Mom’s health started to deteriorate; she suffered a stroke that left her right side affected.  She no longer could live alone.  She was fortunate to get a room in long-term care at Lanigan Hospital. Her room was decorated beautifully with all her favorite things and family photos.  Mom/Baba was a favorite with the nurses.  Her gentle and kind nature drew people to her.  Her smile was infectious.  All who knew and loved her will fondly remember her!

Ann was predeceased by her parents Samuel and Katherine (Solar) Krysa and siblings Nick, John, Steve, William (in infancy) and Pauline Pakulak (nee Krysa) and two nephews Michael Pakulak and Leon Kolendreski; her husband Nick Yakowec.

Ann will be fondly remembered and missed by her children: Joseph Yakowec of Carmel; Darlene & (John) Jabs of Lockwood, and children Mark, Adam (daughter Nova) & Loretta; Paul & (Penny) Yakowec of Wadena and Paul & Louise’s children Jonathan, Crystal (great granddaughter Destiny), Linda (Adrian), Ben, Kathy (Justin); Eileen & (James) Schur of Lanigan and daughter Alexis; Caroline & (Murray) Krenn of Kelowna B.C., and daughters, Nicole (fiancé Randy) and Ashley; Ralph & (Joanne) Yakowec of Birch Hills and children Ashley (A.J and children Deziree, Tomas, Jake), Krystle and Tyler; one nephew Mervin Pakulak; her sister-in-law Mary Kolendreski and her children  Dianne Dorash and  Danny (Sandra) Kolendreski., Donna (Leon) Kolendreski.

A celebration of life was held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. from Kinistino Half Century Club, Kinistino.  Memorial donations in Ann’s memory maybe directed to Humboldt SPCA Box 3942 Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0.Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt, SK

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Sr. Gertrude Marie Twordik OSE

December 16, 1910 – July 13, 2014 

After a brief illness, Sr. Gertrude Marie was called home from Samaritan Place in Saskatoon to be with her dear Lord on August 12, 2014. 

Sr. Gertrude Marie was born on December 16, 1910 near Meacham, SK, daughter of Theodore Twordik and Anastasia Fishner. She had six brothers and five sisters who attended Grove School with her, near her home. She worked for hire as a homemaker for a family and for a few years as an aide at St. Michael’s Hospital, Cudworth where she met the Franciscan Sisters of St. Elizabeth. Her desire to dedicate her life to God as a religious led her to enter St. Elizabeth Convent in Humboldt, SK on March 25, 1929. She was given the name Sr. Maria Scholastica at the time of her entrance into the Novitiate but reverted to her baptismal name later. She made her religious profession of vows on October 25, 1932 and perpetual profession in 1935.

Her life in Community was one of service at first mostly in kitchen and laundry in the hospitals, convents, retreat houses and colleges where the Sisters served.  Later, Sr. Gertrude worked more as an aide and pastoral visitor at St. Anne’s Home in Saskatoon and St. Mary’s Villa and the Sisters Infirmary in Humboldt.  St. Gertrude found joy in all her tasks but especially so in looking after the elderly as an aide.

In 2012 Sr. Gertrude celebrated her 80th anniversary of Religious Profession and in 2010 her 100th birthday.  A broken hip in June 2009 did not keep her confined to a wheel-chair.  Before Christmas she was already back to walking the long halls and into every nook and cranny of the Motherhouse.  Her last years were spent at Samaritan Place long-term care home in Saskatoon. 

 Sr. Gertrude Marie is lovingly remembered by the Sisters of St. Elizabeth, her sister-in-law, Verna and many very dear nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Theodore and Anastasia (Fishner); here sisters: Annie, Mary, Tillie, Elizabeth, and Genevieve; brothers: Stanley, Valentine, Joseph, George, Lawrence and Willie; sisters-in-law Mary and Phyllis; brothers-in-law Ollie Swenson, Archie Post, Herman Meyer, Clyde Grady. A Funeral Mass was offered on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Augustine R.C. Church, Humboldt, SK, con-celebrated by Abbot Peter Novecosky, OSB, Fr. Ephriam Mensah, Fr. Daniel Muyres OSB and Fr. Paul Paproski OSB. Interment will follow at Sisters of St. Elizabeth Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Sr. Gertrude Marie’s memory may be directed to Sisters of St. Elizabeth Health Care Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK Funeral Home, Humboldt (306-682-1622).

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 Sr. Gertrude Boser OSE

June 2, 1918 - August 8, 2014

Sr. Gertrude Boser, after a brief illness, died peacefully at Unity Hospital in Unity, SK on August 8, 2014.  Elizabeth Boser was born in Reward, SK to Mariann (Schell) and John Boser on June 2, 1918 where she grew up on the farm in a family of six brothers and six sisters where as the oldest girl she became her mother’s helper until she entered the convent of the Sisters of St. Elizabeth at the age of 18.   

Elizabeth was given the name Sr. Gertrude when she began her novitiate in 1937. Sr. Gertrude pronounced her religious vows on Oct. 6, 1938 and celebrated her 75th anniversary of religious profession in 2013. 

In her religious community, Sr. Gertrude served for shorter periods in the sewing room, laundry and garden but most of her life, some 70 years, was spent in kitchens of the Sisters’ various missions. She was a mighty fine cook and superb baker, turning out the most wonderful breads, cakes and dainties. Of her service in the community she wrote, “I loved it best when I could work with dough, making bread and dainties of all kinds which reminded me often when our Lord said in his parable ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a leaven which a woman took and put into three measures of flour until all is leavened. This also reminds me of the Bread of Life”.  During her time off from work, her hands were always busy with handwork or making cards using her own drawings and sayings.  Sr. Gertrude loved community but also sought out solitude.  She was a woman of deep prayer and loved reading especially the lives of the Saints.  In 1977 she took a year off to attend classes at Newman Theological College in Edmonton and in 2002 she spent about six months at St. Benedict’s Retreat Centre in Winnipeg.  During her retirement, Sr. Gertrude continued her handwork, making hundreds of doilies to give away or sell at church fundraisers.  In her words, “I very much enjoyed my work wherever I was assigned - all for the honor and glory of God” This sums up her life and disposition. 

Sr. Gertrude will be dearly remembered by her Sisters in Community; her family Eleonore Grahame, Ann Marie Velter, Kay Gillis, Laura Rissling, Leo and Doreen Boser, Joe and Doreen Boser; her sisters-in-law Edith and Agnes Boser and her brother-in-law Raymond Carriere and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents Mariann and John; her brothers John, Tony, Zackary and Simon; her sister Monica; her sisters-in-law Barbara and Clara Boser; her brothers-in-law Don Grahame, Pete Velter, Larry Gillis and Anselm Rissling.

A Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt, SK con celebrated by Abbot Peter Novecosky, OSB, Fr. Ephriam Mensah, Fr. Daniel Muyres OSB and Fr. Paul Paproski OSB. Memorial donations in Sr. Gertrud's memory may be directed to Sisters of St. Elizabeth Health Care Fund. Interment  followed at Sisters of St. Elizabeth Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME (306-682-1622).  

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Barbara Florence Peace

December 26, 1948 - July 11, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family announces Barbara’s passing on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the age of 65 years.

Barb began her elementary schooling in Carragana until the family moved to McKague where she continued her education, with the completion of high school in Tisdale. She furthered her education by attending teacher’s college in Saskatoon. After a practice teaching   posting in Montreal Lake, she began her first full time teaching position in 1968 in Wadena. In her thirty year teaching career, all in Wadena, she taught many children in Kindergarten through grade two.

 Barb met Wayne Peace in 1968 when she rented a basement suite Wayne happened to be updating the plumbing in. They married in Wadena in 1972, and welcomed two children, Karmen in 1975 and David in 1977.

 As an active community member, Barb was involved with the Royal  Canadian Legion, Wadena Museum, TOPS, the United Church, Meals on Wheels, and a variety of committees and fundraising groups. She was available to assist anyone in need and was never too busy to join a local organization.

Barb will be fondly remembered for her dedication to friends and family, her community mindedness, her creative abilities, and genuine love of life. There was always time to make a cake for an anniversary or birthday, bring a lemon meringue pie for a potluck supper, or have a glass of homemade wine on the patio.

Barb was predeceased by her father Maurice Wilton, Wayne’s parents Gunna and Kenneth Peace, one granddaughter, three brother-in-laws, and two great-nephews.  

She is survived by her husband Wayne, daughter Karmen (Alex) Morgan, son David (Natalie) Peace , grandchildren Jack Morgan, and Landon and Ainsley Peace; mother Florence Wilton, sister Donna (Larry) Propp along with their daughters Kim Propp, Nicole Pearson and her children Meagan and Tyson, son Jason (Suzy)  Propp and their children Rylan and Cayden; brother Murray (Lynda) Wilton and their children Ryan (Jamie) Wilton, and Richelle Wilton; sister Fern Wallace and Ken Hale and Fern’s daughters Tricia (Mark) Guidinger and children Ethan and Emma, Kelly Wallace and Jody Beuchemin and children Mason  and Gavin, Lorrie (Trent) Sorowski and their children Greyson and Beckham, and Kristin Wallace and son Chance; sister-in-law Carol (Robbie) Maxwell and their children Trevor (Brenda) Maxwell and  children Tia and Chase, Treena (Kelly) Owerko and children Alexandra, Austin, and Mathew; sister-in-law Joyce Walsh and Dennis Zazula and Joyce’s children Ken (Stephanie) Walsh with their children Kinsey, Barrett, and Jessica, Danae Walsh (Michael Taylor) and their children Aria and Lincoln; sister-in-law Kathy Peace and the late Kelly Peace’s children Kerri (Derek) Hunchak and Kerri’s children Cole, Mackenzie, and Katie, and Ryan Peace; brother-in-law Stuart (Val) Peace and   Stuart’s sons Colin (Rohit) Peace, and Derek Peace.

All we really needed to know

we learned in Kindergarten,

which is why our teachers

always have a special place in our hearts.

 A Celebration of Life was held for Barb on Monday, July 21st 2014 at the Wadena Community Legion Hall at 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Barb’s memory may be directed to Town of Wadena for beautification projects. 

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   Frieda Friesen

April 14, 1926 - July 11, 2014

Frieda was born Sara Steffen, to Gerhard and Sara (nee Wiebe) Steffen in Wernersdorf, Ukraine.  She grew up on a collective farm with 3 younger sisters, and one older brother.  They worked hard, had their fun, and it was a peaceful time, under communist rule.  Frieda was orphaned at age 12 was raised by her grandmother, that lived with them, this ended her schooling , at grade 6. Due to changing war fronts, her family was forced from their home in Sept. 1941, at 17 years of age.  She survived by moving and, living in abandoned houses.  After the war she was in an Internment camp in Kruswice, Poland for 2 years, and was separated from her family when she was sent to another camp (Potolice) in April 1947.  After five attempts, Frieda doggedly crossed over from East to West Germany.  Through assistance from MCC, Frieda immigrated to Canada by herself, arriving in Drake, in Nov. 1950. The MCC found her employment as a domestic for a local family for seven months.  Frieda was then employed for Dr. Kleider’s family in Lanigan, as a housekeeper, and nanny, until her marriage to Jacob.  Frieda spoke fondly of her time with this family.  Frieda was baptized on confession of her faith, May 31, 1951. Jacob & Frieda were married on a beautiful day on Dec. 6, 1952, in the North Star Mennonite country church.  They celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2002.  Jacob passed away July 6, 2003.  They started their life together in a small 2 room house, 6 miles NW of Drake.  After the birth of William they moved 3 miles north, to a bigger house, and two more children were born Glen and Helen. Together they ran a mixed farm.  Frieda hauled grain, milked cows, raised fowl (she especially enjoyed nurturing the chicks, ducklings , and goslings), and kept a large vegetable garden.  As the ladies of the day, Frieda churned butter, baked bread & buns, preserved fruits & vegetables.  She made the best Sunday chicken dinners, and would sometimes add a little homemade wine to her punch.  Frieda was a talented seamstress, sewing all of her, and her children’s clothing, and made many cozy feather ticks, and pillows.  Frieda had a green thumb, having a large flower garden, with amazing Dahlias, houseplants, and a flourishing garden in Drake.  Jacob & Frieda moved to Drake in the fall of 1981.  Jake and Frieda did some travelling in Canada, the USA, and Germany.  Frieda shared her talent in handcrafts, with a local group of girls.  Tuesday’s after school she instructed them on knitting, crocheting, & embroidery, and of course there was always a “snack”.  Some of Frieda’s crocheting could be considered “works of art”.  Frieda donated to the Lanigan MCC Gift & Thrift Store, by starting many African violet plants, and knitting near 200 pairs of mittens.  Frieda had flourishing apple trees in Drake and the bountiful fruit were shared with many neighbors, and friends.  She worked hard, and her determination served her well.  Frieda had a great sense of humour, and she called it like it was.  Frieda fought through many adversities in her life; WW II, the accidental death of her child, and death of her husband, and health issues, but she tried to stay positive, and strong.  She remained in her home until May 16.  Frieda knew she could no longer overcome her tiring body, and made known her wish to “go home”, and be with the Lord. 

Frieda will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her two children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren: William (Irene) Friesen of Lanigan and family Jeremy Friesen (special friend Joyce) of Red Deer, AB and his children Tyler and Derek; and Vanessa Friesen of Marshall; and Helen Friesen Ebert (Neil Ebert) and family Connor, Keenan and Isabelle all of Humboldt; three nieces, five nephews and one sister-in-law in Canada  and by one niece and three nephews in Germany.  Frieda was predeceased by her parents, Gerhard and Sara Steffen; son, Glen (1982); husband, Jacob (2003); one brother and three sisters: Gerhard (liese) Steffen, Marie (Fedor) Popmann, Liese (Oskar) Hogk and Anna in infancy.

 “Engel offnet die Tur…Den ich bin fertig zu gehn.”

 A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from North Star Mennonite Church  Drake, SK officiated by, Pastor Emily Toews.  Interment followed at Drake Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Frieda’s memory may be directed to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan or The Kidney Foundation of Canada. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt 306-682-1622. 

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 Selven Marquis

May 31, 1946 - May 9, 2014

The sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Selven Marquis, 67 years, of Viscount District occurred at RUH, Saskatoon on Friday, May 9, 2014. Selven was born in Humboldt on May 31, 1946 to Arthur and Mary (nee Dion) Marquis.  He attended Lucasville School in the Viscount district.  After his schooling he went to Saskatoon and began employment welding and later ventured out to Montreal where he obtained his machinist certificate.  While in Montreal he was very active in the German Community.  After ten years he returned to Saskatchewan and took up residency on his parents homestead in the Viscount District.  Selven was a natural when it came to creating items made from steel.  He had natural ability to know when a piece of steel would withhold the stress of welding by simply feeling the metal.  Selven was considered the best machinist, dye and tool maker in the community.  He also worked for Saskatoon Radiator for a period.  Selven loved to watch western movies and collect antiques, especially guns.  He had quite a collection.  Selven also loved to dance and be involved with the German Traditions.  A very social person, Selven would always have time to visit with his family and many friends.  Religion was very important to him and he was part of the St. Alphonse R.C. Church in Viscount.  Selven loved his life on his farm where he could do what he loved best, working with steel and enjoying the quiet, serene, open spaces of a farm life.  He worked well with his brother Francis.  Francis would do the electrical part of a job and Selven the metal part, they were a good team. In the past few years due to his failing health he was unable to continue the pace of his job which he loved. Selven will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his mother, Mary Marquis of Wetaskwin, AB; three brothers and one sister: Joseph (Viola) Marquis of Quesnel, BC, Francis (Mary) Marquis of Saskatoon, Cecilia Corgen of Wetaskwin, AB and Dennis (Debbie) Marquis of Wetaskwin, AB; sister-in-law Sophie Marquis of Saskatoon; numerous nieces, nephews and many good friends.  Selven was predeceased by his father Arthur Marquis and brother Robert Marquis.  A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Hwy 5 East Humboldt, celebrated by Fr. Joseph Jacek, OMI.  Interment followed at St. Augustine R. C. Cemetery, Humboldt. Memorial donations in Selven’s memory may be directed to Canadian Diabetes Association.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt (306-682-1622).

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Theodore Ortman

December 1, 1934-June 28, 2014

 It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Theodore Gerald Ortman at Humboldt District Hospital on June 28, 2014 at the age of 79 years.  Ted is survived by his wife and ‘Love of his Life’ of 57 years, Elizabeth (Betty nee Prafke) and six children: Patricia (Frank) Eilersen of Saskatoon; Norman (Reginna) of Humboldt, Rhonda (London), Amanda (Jeff) Pfeil & Emersyn, Deanne (Steve) Snell & Colden; Deborah (+Thomas) Barry of Martensville, Jason (Allie), Ashley (Graham); Brian (Janet) of Humboldt, Ryan, Justin, Kimberly; Bernard (Gail) of Humboldt, Lindsy, Brittany (special friend, Michael), Matthew (special friend, Taylor); Barry (Janice) of Dawson Creek, BC., Alisha (Chris) Burton, David (special friend, Nicole), Jesse, Hailey.  Ted is also survived by 5 sisters Hilda, Mary, Elly, Frieda, Margaret and brother Joseph.  Ted is predeceased by his parents Theodore and Elizabeth; father and mother-in-law Melvin and Elizabeth Prafke; son-in-law Thomas Barry and sister Rita.  Ted was born in St. Paul, Alberta on December 1, 1934. Ted moved to Humboldt with his parents in 1944. He attended St. Augustine school and later worked with his father on the dairy farm.  Ted married Betty on June 12, 1957.  Ted entered the work force with the Humboldt Flour Mill in 1956. He left in 1965 to purchase his first farm in the Burr district and pursued his passion of farming which spanned almost fifty years.  Ted was re-employed at the Humboldt Flour Mill from 1983 until retirement in 1999. The next chapter in Ted's career was a Tour Bus Driver, his travels took him to a variety of destinations and along the way he developed many new friendships.   Ted was involved in many organizations including Executive on the Burr Rec Board, member of The Wheat Pool Committee, the Light Horse Club and an avid volunteer in the community.  Ted was very active in sports, some of his interests included hockey and curling.  He also coached minor hockey and softball; and was involved in organizing events for the youth in the community.  Ted was very inventive and resourceful and enjoyed tinkering in his workshop, he loved to see the end result of transforming something old and worn out into useful treasures for his family.  In 1996 Ted and Betty moved to Humboldt.  Ted was a leader and role model; his integrity, honesty, work ethic and generosity were qualities that he demonstrated throughout his entire life.  Ted was a devoted husband, father, father-in-law, grandpa and great grandpa, who was loved by his family. We will miss you and your stories, and cherish the Memories that will last us a lifetime.  Memorial Donations may be made to Humboldt District Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.   A Prayer Service was held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., led by Nestor Trach.  The Funeral Mass was held on Friday, July 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Paul Paproski, OSB and Fr. Daniel Muyres, OSB.  Both services were held at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt.  Interment followed in St. Augustine Parish Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Theodore’s memory may be made to the Humboldt District Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.    

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Sylvester "Syl" Borysko

August 28, 1937 – June 15, 2014

Sylvester was born in the Carmel District of Saskatchewan on August 28, 1937.  He obtained his education at Mt. Carmel School which he walked to in the summer from the family homestead, often in bare feet until he got his first pair of shoes.  In the winter, his dad would take him to school with horse and caboose.  When Syl was 8 years old he got his first bike.  He loved his new bike so much that he washed it every day.  He helped his dad with farming and assisted his mom taking cream and eggs to Carmel with horse and buggy then going to the creamery in Humboldt.  Later, Syl worked on the railway and painted elevators which also gave him the opportunity to see the country.  He was employed for many years at the Humboldt Auction Mart then worked for the Town of Humboldt until retirement.  In 1966, he married Sharon Gray.  They became the proud parents of two sons, Darren and Dean.  Watching his sons play hockey, basketball, baseball and football brought him much joy.  He was also an avid Bronco fan.  Syl always enjoyed yard work and the outdoors. He spent a lot of time doing yard work, reading and fishing at the family cabin at Weyakwin Lake in northern Saskatchewan.  When the family spent time on the boat, he was often too busy operating the boat and taking fish off of someone else’s line to actually fish himself.  When he finally did get his line in the water, a nibble was all he got.  He took much pleasure in spending quality time with his family and was always up for a lively game of dice or Sequence.  Upon retirement, he took up cooking and helped out around the house with cleaning and daily chores.  Whatever happened to be going on in the house or yard, he was always willing to lend a hand, even helping out his sons painting fences or laying turf.  Syl will be sadly missed by his family.  He is survived by wife, Sharon; son, Darren (Cyndie) Borysko of Hinton, AB; son, Dean Borysko (Stephanie) of Saskatoon, SK; sister, Elsie (Bob) Salt and brother, Ed (Eleanor) Borysko, both of Hinton, AB.  Syl was predeceased by his parents, John and Anna Borysko; siblings, Mike, Helen, Jean, Tony and Marie; nieces, Tracy, Deana, Linda and Darlene; and nephew, Tim.  The Funeral Service for Syl was held on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt, SK.

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Arthur "Jim" McIntosh

May 28, 1919 - February 8, 2014

Jim, formerly of LeRoy, SK, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014 in Regina, SK at the age of 94. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean. Jim was also predeceased by sisters, Margaret and Jean (Dean); brothers, Stanley and John (Hazel); sisters-in-law, Marion, Ruth (Chuck), Doreen and Dorothy (Tom); brother-in-law Ross; and nephew Marvin. Jim is survived by his children, Lynne, Maureen (Dennis), Glenn (Sylvia), Sharon, Don (Judy) and Doug (Hye-Kyung); brothers-in-law, Don Campbell, Spencer Murray, and Dave Currie; grandchildren, Nicole (Kevin), Tricia (Steve), Andrea (Lorenzo), Colin (Kelly) and great-grandchildren, Dylan, Katie, Jayden, Jordan, Jorjia, Dominic, Marcus and Juliet. Dad is also survived by nieces, Shelley, Shirley, Sandra, Colleen and Marion; nephews, Gary, Brian, Ross, Bob, Myron and Forbes and many friends. Dad was born in Watson, SK to parents, Alexander McIntosh and Mabel Coleman. He grew up in LeRoy, SK, attending Newnham School during his childhood. WWII intervened in his studies and he volunteered for wartime duty (as did many young men and women of his generation) with the RCAF as a flight crew member (gunnery). Jim was stationed at many training sites including Dafoe, SK, High River, AB, St. Thomas, ON and Prince Edward Island. After the war years, he enrolled in the Agriculture School at the University of Saskatchewan. While in Saskatoon he met our mother, Jean, who was attending secretarial school at the time. Upon graduation Mom and Dad married in Saskatoon, March 22, 1950. They subsequently took over the family farm at LeRoy where they raised their family. After the loss of our dear Mom, Dad retired from the family farm and took up residence at the Evergreen Country Home in LeRoy. His final months were spent at the Wascana Veteran’s Centre in Regina. Dad was a quiet man with simple tastes and pleasures. He took pride in the achievements of his children and grandchildren. He was especially proud of his great-grandchildren. We would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff of the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, Veterans Wing, Unit 3-5 and to the staff of Evergreen Country Homes for the expert care provided to Dad. Sleep well Dad, you so deserve it! A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. from Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Hwy 5 East, Humboldt. Interment  followed at St. Nicholas Newnham Cemetery, LeRoy district.  Those so wishing may make a donation in Jim’s memory to the charity of your choice.

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Victor Nimchuk

February 22, 1936 - June 5, 2014

The sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Victor Nimchuk 78 years, of Bruno formerly of Meacham occurred on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at his residence.  Victor was born on February 22, 1936 to Joseph and Pearl (nee Koral) on the family farm near Meacham.  He obtained his education at the York School. A true farmer from birth, Victor spent his entire life farming and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of farming.  He worked side by side with his dad and brother Peter learning many skills that he used through out his life.  After his parents moved to Meacham he took over the family farm and continued to farm with his brother Peter and later his nephew Vince. Victor was a very dedicated son. He was always there for his mother and sister after his dad passed away.  They always came first and he would be ready and willing to help them with anything needed.  He also loved chauffeuring them around the country side and to visit extended family. A very talented self taught musician Victor played the accordion, banjo and saxophone in The Henry Basset Orchestra which later was known as the Country Wheat Landers. He was very close to his cousin Leonce and Jeanne Desrosier and spent many hours trapping and playing cards with them.  He had many good neighbours that he spent countless time with them visiting, working and enjoying each others company.  In his spare time Victor did some wood working and was very good at fixing and repairing anything that came up.  In 2008  Victor moved to Prairie View in Bruno which was quite an adjustment from the life on a farm. But Victor kept busy and would have coffee at Pulvermacher’s to catch up on the local happening around town. Victor was a very quiet man who loved his family very much and was very close to all his nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews he was always apart of each family.  A very hard working, honest, caring and generous uncle is how they will remember him. Victor will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his sister Rose Nahorniak of Summerland, BC; sister-in-law Doreen Nimchuk of Saskatoon; and by 11 nieces, nephews and their families: Frank’s children: Blaine, Cheryl and Kenney; Rose’s Children: Wayne, Larry and Judy: and Peter’s children: Connie, Colette, Vince, Tim and Warren.  Victor was predeceased by his parents: Joseph and Pearl Nimchuk; brothers and sister: Frank, Peter and Mary; niece Maxine Nimchuk; great nephew Joey Nimchuk brother-in-law Mike Nahorniak.  A Prayer Service was held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and the Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. celebrated by Fr. Joe Ackerman. Both services were held from St. Agnes R. C. Church Peterson.  Interment followed at St. Edward’s R. C. Cemetery.  Memorial Donations in Victor’s memory may be directed to St. Edward’s Cemetery Fund or Humboldt District Hospital Foundation. 

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Richard "Dick" Usher

March 11, 1918 - June 3, 2014

Richard “Dick” William Harry Usher, 96 years, of Lanigan died peacefully at Lanigan Union Hospital on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 surrounded by his family.  Dick was born on March 11, 1918 in Lewisham, England to Harry James Usher and Mary (Nan) Ann (nee Llang) Usher.  Dick won many scholarships at school and after attending the University College London became a scientist and trained as a teacher which he remained at heart. He was a brilliant mathematician and all his children have experienced his love of teaching.  In 1941 he joined the RAF and flew night fighters and night intruder missions in Beaufighters and Mosquitos including cover for D-Day as part of a special group. Although a pilot he was assigned the job of navigator due to his phenomenal skills in maths and flew many dangerous and challenging missions eventually becoming an “Archangel Navigator.”   

He married Kathleen O’Mara in 1941 in London, England and after creating a family of 5 children together she died in 1983.  During their life together and after the war Dick first became a Navigational Instructor and Inspector training crews for planes and mapping the routes for commercial flights across the world. He worked for the UN in Indonesia initiating their airline system and then returned with his family to UK where he became operations manager for Heathrow and Manchester Airports before continuing his international career.  What an incredible man but also a wonderful father passionate about making the world a better place being zealous in both his political views and interest in environmental conservation.   

In 1996 Dick married Susanne Rossen and had the incredible experience of being yet again a loving husband and father to her four children. Together they made a very happy family and together they adopted and also gave a loving home to Drew and Christopher. This man had a phenomenal presence, patient, caring and always committed to the welfare and love of his families.   He was a unique, incredibly intelligent man who accepted everyone with open arms especially the less fortunate.  He loved being surrounded by family and animals and the more people around him the happier he was.  He remained committed to his vision of a better world and continued to work on alternative fuels and environmental issues up until his death.  A vibrant larger than life individual who gave so much of himself to those around him and one that will remain our hearts for ever.  

Dick will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 25 years, SUSANNA Rossen of Lanigan and their family; Drew Rossen and Chris Rossen both of Lanigan, Niels and his wife Lisa Rossen and their children Vaughn, Vienna and Brooke all of Calgary, AB; Matthias Rossen and his children Carmella and Thianna of Lanigan; Elvin “Mark” and his wife Debra Rossen and children Katlynn and Joss of Kamloops; Naomi  and her husband Hartley Boles and children Alianna and Tristan all of Estevan;

Dick was predeceased by his parents,Harry James and Mary (Nan) Ann Usher (formally Laing), son Jonathan Usher, son-in-law Harvey, brother Ron and his wife Jean Usher and his first wife Kathleen Usher of 44 years.  Dick will also be missed and lovingly remembered by his children and their families: Anne Usher of Buenos Aires, Argentina and her children Timothy and Anton and Kythe Ranson; Steven  and his wife Sue Usher and their children Natalie and  Richard Usher all of Great Britain; Martin and his wife Marilyn Usher of Thousand Oaks, California and their son Robert and  Alice and her husband Tyler Barnett of Texas and Maggie Usher-Patel and her daughter Jessica both of Great Britain; and daughter-in-law Maria Guadalupe Usher and her son Christopher both of Great Britain. 

A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home Humboldt.  Memorial donations in Dick's memory may be directed to Humboldt SPCA.

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Mary Morin

November 19, 1929 - May 26, 2014

The peaceful death of Mrs. Mary Morin (nee Hofmann), age 84 years of Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, Watson and formerly of Humboldt and Spalding, occurred on Monday, May 26, 2014 surrounded by her family.  Mary was born on November 19, 1929 in Humboldt to Rupert and Anna (nee Hutter) Hofmann.  She grew up in the Spalding area, attending Champlain School.  In 1947, she met Ed Morin and they were married one year later on October 18, 1948.  They farmed together in the Spalding area for the next 52 years.  Besides looking after their home and two daughters, Mary worked side by side with Ed running their mixed farming operation.  Mary was a member of both the Chelton Ladies Club and the St. Martins Ladies Club.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and sewing; teaching her sewing skills to many young people as a 4-H leader.  Mary loved gardening, especially her flowers; she had a “green thumb” and could make anything grow.  Mary and Ed spent 10 years as “Snow Birds” traveling to Arizona for the winter months, enjoying the sunshine, new friendships and an endless stream of visitors from back north.  In 1994, they retired and moved to Humboldt.  Mary was very proud of her two daughters and loved when the family grew to include four grandsons and then great grandchildren.  Mary will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters, four grandsons, and four great grandchildren:  Marion (Randy) of Spalding and family, Brad of New Westminster, BC and Brian (Jodie) and children Sofie, Kylan and Camden, of Winnipeg, MB; and Anna Marie (David) of Outlook and family Ryan (Gareth) and son Connor of Harris and Scott of Vanscoy; four sisters and two brothers:  Hermine (Ray) of Saskatoon, Anna (Dallas) of Spalding, Lucy of Watrous, Rita (Murray) of Saskatoon, Robert (Pam) of Spalding and John (Wilma) of Richmond, BC; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, Rupert and Anna Hofmann and husband, Edward Morin.  The Prayer Service for Mary was held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt, led by Patsy Pohler.  The Funeral Mass was offered on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from St. George Roman Catholic Church, Naicam, celebrated by Fr. Darryl Millette.  Interment followed at St. Martin’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Annaheim district.  Memorial donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.

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Victoria Stadnyk

January 1, 1929 - May 2, 2014

Victoria was born on January 1, 1929 at Peterson, SK to Onofry and Paranka “Alice” Hyshka.  She grew up in the area and attended school there.  Following her education, she worked for various families in the Aberdeen, Viscount and Bruno areas, helping with domestic duties.  While at a barn dance, she caught the eye of John Stadnyk, whom she later married on July 12, 1952.  They lived in Bruno where Victoria was kept busy raising their seven children.  In 1968 they moved to Humboldt.  Victoria worked at The Corral, Modern Meats and then Murray’s Men’s Wear, where she was a seamstress.  She had a passion for sewing, making wedding dresses and other clothing as well as doing alterations, which she continued even into her retirement years.  She was an active member of All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Church where she sang in the choir and was president of the Ladies Auxiliary for 10 years.  Above all else, her devotion was to her husband, children and grandchildren.  She cherished their time spent together, especially on special occasions such as Christmas and birthdays. Victoria will be lovingly remembered by her seven children, 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren:  Clarence Stadnyk of Kindersley and family, Clinton, Craig, Carmen and Cyley; Leslie (Vera) Stadnyk of Humboldt and family, Jason (Coreen Gamble) and children Marshall and Tanner, Jocelyn, and Renee (Darren) Jaeb and children Tenley and Hunter; Carol Stadnyk of Ottawa, ON and family Marcel Comtois and Rebecca Comtois (Nick Homiak); Elaine (Jim) Buchanan of Grande Prairie, AB and family Christopher (Kristin Cote) and David; Gloria (Ken) Dowse of Calgary and son Tyler; David (Laura) Stadnyk of Saskatoon and family David and Zoey; and Robert (Koreen) Stadnyk of Edmonton and family Chase, Chaz and Kimo; two sisters and one brother: Emily Towstego and Wally (Lucille) Hyshka, all of Saskatoon and Betty (Bob) Duncan of Rockhaven; in-laws of the Stadnyk family:  Pauline Halowski, Sr. Yvonne “Jean” Stadnyk, Elsie (Joe) Diakow, Steve (Lillian) Stadnyk, Dr. Irwin (Barb) Stadnyk, Helen Stadnyk, Don Hurst, Helen Stadnyk, and Julian Warawa; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Victoria was predeceased by her husband, John Stadnyk; father, Onofry Hyshka; mother Paranka “Alice” Hyshka; step-mother, Victoria Hyshka; brothers, Joe (Marge) Hyshka, Roman Hyshka and Bill (Ann) Hyshka and brother-in-law, John Towstego; parents-in-law, Fred and Alice Stadnyk; and in-laws of the Stadnyk family:  Michael (Erlene) Stadnyk, Roman Stadnyk, Peter Stadnyk, Harry Stadnyk, Anne (John) Zmud, Francis (Stan) Hachkowski, Marion Hurst, Sally Warawa and Lawrence Halowski.  The Prayer Service for Victoria was held on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Hwy 5 East, Humboldt.  The Funeral Mass was offered on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt, celebrated by Fr. Demetrius Wasylyniuk, OSB. Interment followed in the All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Humboldt.  Memorial donations in Victoria’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Villa Foundation.

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George Shiloff

February 8, 1949 - April 30, 2014

George was born on February 8, 1949 in Brandon, MB to Alexander and Minnie (nee Powshik) Shiloff.  He grew up and attended school there.  George met Fay Wildeman when she moved to Brandon to work and they were married on November 4, 1972.  They moved to Vancouver for a couple of years where George worked as a landscaper and gardener.  George and Fay then moved to her hometown of Lanigan where he became employed at PCS Lanigan.  He became a Millwright and worked there until retiring in 2010.  George was very involved in the community, acting in Lanigan’s first Dinner Theater, being a member of the Lions Club and Toastmasters, helping with Air Cadets, and goal judging for the Lanigan Pirates games in the old rink.  He was also a volunteer with the ambulance and one of the first trained EMT’s in Lanigan.  In the past few years, George had been involved with the Lanigan and District Heritage Center.  He enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening, growing a big potato patch each year.  He enjoyed the outdoors, with hunting, fishing and camping being among his favourite activities.  Since retiring, George and Fay have enjoyed RV’ing and traveling around the world.  He liked music and was an Elvis fan, greatly enjoying their trip to Memphis and the tours of Graceland.  George will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 41 years, Fay Shiloff, their three children and four grandchildren:  Holly (Jeff) Srochenski and children Trinity and Quinn of Lanigan, Cory (Kelsey) Shiloff and children Alexis and Klay of North Battleford, and Jason Shiloff of Saskatoon; four sisters and one brother:  Margaret (Claude) Thiffeault, Patsy (Bill) Halliday and Olive Mein, all of Brandon, MB, Alice (Mike) Campbell of Calgary, AB and Fred (Yvonne) Shiloff of Qualicum Beach, BC; parents-in-law, Ruth and Alfred Wildeman of Lanigan; and in-laws: Fern (Vern) Keil of Esterhazy and Sylvia Tkach (Greg Dubetz) of Saskatoon; and numerous nieces and nephews.  George was predeceased by his parents, Alexander and Minnie Shiloff; one sister, Georgina Zache and brother-in-law, Rob Tkach.  The Funeral Service for George was held on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Lanigan Town Hall, officiated by Pastor Colette Baker.   Interment followed in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.  Memorial donations in George’s memory may be made to Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Fund or Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (Fisheries Enhancement). 

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Louise Hartl

September 4, 1936 - April 24, 2014

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Louise Hartl on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the age of 77 years.  Louise is predeceased by her parents, Cornelius and Mary Schiltz; sisters, Gwendolyn, Gladys (Dennis) Drader, Arlene (Hank) Grunsky; brother-in-laws, Edward (Roxy) Hartl and Roman Gessner.  She is dearly loved and remembered by her husband George “Lee” Hartl of Spalding, sons, Wendel (Angela) their children Lance and Kristen of Flin Flon, MB; Dana (Chantal) of Regina, SK; Chad (Cheryl) of Saskatoon, SK; sister, Lorraine Gessner of Wakaw, SK; and numerous relatives and friends. Louise was born on September 4, 1936, to Cornelius and Mary (nee Schreiner) Schiltz. She  grew  up on  the  family  farm  just  west of Annahiem, with her three sisters. In 1957,  Louise married George Hartl and together they raised a  family of three sons in Spalding. She loved  being in her  garden and planting flowers every year. Louise enjoyed watching the wild life from their house, this bought her much happiness and joy. She could be found socializing with her friends at coffee row everyday. Louise had a one of a kind collection of salt and pepper shakers.  Louise’s greatest passion was taking care of her family, she thoroughly enjoyed her time with each and everyone of them. Funeral Mass will be held at St. George Roman Catholic Church in Naicam, SK, on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.  Following the Funeral Mass, coffee and lunch will be held at the Spalding Community Town Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Louise’s honour may be made to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. 

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Marjorie Nordick

September 2, 1919 - April 7, 2014

Marjorie is survived by her children: Mervyn (Kathy), Karen (Randy), Roger (Sheila), James, and Cheryl; grandchildren: Dana, Quentin, Dion, Erin, Geoffrey and Kari; and great grandchildren: Jaden and Alex

Miss Me, but let me go

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free

 Miss me a little – but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me – but let me go

 For this journey that we must all take
And each must go alone
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan
A step on the road to home

 When you are lonely, and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me – but let me go

 A family funeral service was held for Marjorie.

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Magdalene Bernal

February 3, 1931 - April 8, 2014

Magdalene (Maggie) has had a very interesting and happy life. She was born on February 3rd, 1931 to Fred and Christine (Tetzlaff) Novecosky in the small country town of Gull Lake, SK.  The family then later settled in Burr. Maggie often descriptively recounted her happy childhood adventures and daily happenings. Happy, carefree and busy, were words often used to describe her childhood. She was the eldest of nine children. Maggie displayed a musical, artistic, and literary talent at a very early age, which would lead her down that path. She attended Deer Lake School at Bay Trail. Later Attica School where she finished grade 10. She then boarded in Muenster and took grade 11 at Monastery School. Then to the Ursuline Academy in Bruno for grade 12 where she graduated. She then began to study music. Maggie finally realized her life long dream of completing her piano studies.  In 1955 after intense study and practice, she received her A.M.U.S. (Associate in Music from the University of Saskatchewan.) She began teaching in 1951. She later left the convent and moved to Banff to study ART at the Banff School of Fine Arts. She also took up residency in Vancouver, Regina, and Montana, throughout the years ultimately setting in Humboldt to raise her only daughter Noelle. Maggie literally taught 100's of children during her 50 years of teaching. She was an extremely gifted and developed musician, artist and writer, who even had a few pieces of her work published.  She was also  known for her razor sharp  "photographic" memory. Her adventurous spirit took her traveling all over the world. She especially loved traveling to Europe every summer in her later years. Vancouver was also a favorite destination to visit her daughter Noelle, son in law Nick, and three granddaughters, Athena, Elektra and Olympia whom she loved and completely adored. Driving around town and exploring the Saskatchewan countryside in her Vintage Volkswagen Van, was another favorite pastime of hers. Maggie also loved planting her garden, cooking, writing and  researching her family history. She knew the life history of all her family, as well as all of her extended relatives and beyond. Visiting with friends and family, and documenting her days in   her diary were also very important to her. Maggie was a sweet, kind, generous, gentle, good natured soul who loved to laugh and smile. She loved the crisp cold winters and glowing sunshiny summers. Hummingbirds, cats, rainbows and the moon were also a few of her favorite things.  She possessed a soft spot for all nature and animals. Maggie's family was extremely important to her.  "Family ties are precious things woven through the years, of memories, of togetherness, of laughter, love and tears." Maggie will be truly missed by all she encountered and impacted throughout her 83 years of life. "We all LOVE you to the moon and back, and even more than that”. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Noelle (Nick) Nikas and three granddaughters, Athena, Elektra and Olympia, all of Vancouver, BC; seven brothers and sisters: Sr. Theresa Novecosky of Saskatoon, Albert Novecoski of Vernon, BC, George (Theresa) Novecosky of Humboldt, Sr. Claire Novecosky of Brazil, Elsie (Ron) Oakman of Vancouver, BC, Ervin (Rita) Novecosky of Humboldt and Jim (Laura) Novecosky of Lanigan; and by numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Maggie was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Christine Novecosky; a sister Hilda and two siblings in infancy, Agnes and Anthony.

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Gerald Lins

May 6, 1936 - March 31, 2014

Gerald Leon Lins was born on May 6, 1936.  He was the oldest son to John and Freda Lins.  He grew up with his brother Don and sister Joyce on the family farm near Humboldt. On August 14, 1954 Gerald was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was often seen around Humboldt doing his preaching work and speaking informally about his faith with many friends.   On June 22, 1968 in Plunkett he married Muriel McMeans and together they raised 2 children, Tammy and Sheldon and worked together on the farm. He was a faithful and caring husband until Muriel’s death in 2010. Gerald was a devoted son and older brother, always making sure that family needs were looked after.  Gerald’s passion was farming.  His golden wheat fields and charolais cattle were his pride and joy.  He would spend countless hours in his shop designing and making many things that are still used on the farm today.  There wasn’t anything that he couldn’t fix.  Gerald was able to help with farming until the spring of 2013.  Gerald loved to travel.  Before he was married, he went to Europe with Joyce and her husband Dieter.  They visited 9 countries including the communist East Germany.  With his wife Muriel and their kids, they travelled to the mountains to ski and enjoyed countless camping and fishing trips. In 2006 Gerald, Muriel, Tammy and her husband Keith enjoyed a Caribbean cruise.  Gerald loved to talk and tell stories and nobody will ever forget his laugh and the mischievous twinkle in his eye.  He got such a kick out of his grandchildren and would often tell others of the funny things that they would say. They loved going to grandpa’s place for scooter rides, chips and popsicles.  Gerald will be lovingly remembered by his two children and five grandchildren:  Tammy (Keith) Hesson and their children Mikayla and Bradley of Ottawa, ON and Sheldon (Nathale) Lins and their children Taylor, Haley and Brett of Humboldt; his sister Joyce (Dieter) Hoffmann of Calgary, AB; sister-in-law Ruby Lins of Ottawa; nephew David (Donna) Lins and family of Ottawa; niece Leesa (Jordan) Byman and family of Calgary; and his in-laws McMeans family and Beecham family.  Gerald was predeceased by his parents, John and Freda; wife, Muriel and brother, Don.  Gerald died peacefully on Monday March 31st 2014, at age 77, with Sheldon and Nathale by his side. He rests in Jehovah’s memory until the resurrection (John 5:28, 29) to a paradise earth (Psalms 37: 11) where he will once again enjoy a good laugh with friends and family and be free of all sickness and pain. The Funeral Service for Gerald was held on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt.  Interment followed at Morvin Cemetery in the Wolverine District.  Memorial donations in Gerald’s memory may be made to the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of Canada or the CNIB.

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Norbert "Bert" Lange

June 21, 1937 - March 29, 2014

The death of Mr. Norbert “Bert” Francis Lange of Humboldt occurred on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Humboldt District Hospital.  Bert was born on June 21, 1937 at Cudworth to Rudolph and Maria (nee Bens) Lange.  He grew up in Cudworth and attended Cudworth School and then Campion College in Regina for his grade 12.  Bert enlisted in the Air Force and worked mainly in northern Canada as a Navigator, mapping the north. He also spent some time overseas doing the same kind of work.  After five years, he left the Air Force and returned to Saskatchewan where he attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.  In 1966, Bert joined his brother John and brother-in-law Harold Lufkin in an Auto Body Shop in Cudworth.  After a number of years, Bert sold his part of the business to his brother John and pursued other interests.  He worked at Weyerhaeuser in Prince Albert, Highline at Vonda and then CIM in Humboldt, where he worked until he finally retired, well past the age of 65.  During his retirement years, he volunteered as the bartender in the Legion Club Room.  He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 25 years.  Bert was a very sociable person and liked being around other people, therefore he enjoyed activities that involved socializing such as bowling, curling and golfing.  He was an avid fan of the Humboldt Broncos.  Bert was a true gentleman who always had a ready smile and enjoyed a good laugh with his family and friends.  Bert will be lovingly remembered by his two brothers and one sister:  John (Bernadette) Lange of Cudworth, Ray (Aline) Lange of Chilliwack, BC and Mary Roberge of Victoria, BC; 12 nieces and nephews:  Wayne, Rhonda, David, Linda, Michael, Karla, Amber, Margo, Scott, Kirk, Renee and Mark; and by numerous great nieces and nephews and many good friends.  He was predeceased by his parents, Rudolph and Maria Lange; three sisters:  Clara (Harold) Lufkin, Ella (Elwood) Greenfield, and Evelyn (Andy) Robert; brother, Rudolph (in infancy) and brother-in-law, Bud Roberge.  The Funeral Service for Bert was held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, South Main St. Humboldt, SK, officiated by Rev. Al Hingley. Interment followed in the Humboldt Public Cemetery, Legion Section.  Memorial donations in Bert’s memory may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Humboldt Branch #28.

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Else Klinger

September 4, 1928 - March 29, 2014

The death of Mrs. Else Klinger (nee Grüger), 85 years, of Lanigan and formerly of Jansen, occurred on Saturday, March 29, 2014.  Else was born on September 4, 1928 in Volliginen, Poland to Ferdinand and Matilda (nee Fergin) Grüger.  She grew up in a German community, in Poland and received her schooling there.  Her mother died during WWII and Else helped to raise her younger sister and two brothers.  After the war, she worked at the Salamander Shoe factory.  Following a time of corresponding with Herbert Klinger in Canada, Else finally made her way here in 1959.  She worked in Frank’s Café in Regina, where she learned the art of making pies.  During this time, she got to know Herbert better and they married on July 18, 1959.  They farmed in the Jansen area where she was active in the day to day operations of the farm, as well as keeping their home and raising their two sons.  Else milked cows, looked after the pigs and chickens and sold eggs.  She loved animals and had a soft spot for any that were sick or injured, often bringing them into the house to nurse them back to health.  She had a green thumb and thoroughly enjoyed her garden.  She started tomato plants early in the spring, sharing them with friends and neighbours and was just as quick to share the bounty of the harvest in the fall.  She was an excellent cook and baker, as well as being skilled at sewing and mending.  Else was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and attended services regularly.  Above all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren who always brought a smile to her face.  Else will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 54 years, Herbert Klinger of Jansen; their two sons and their families:  Norbert Klinger (Laurie Kerr) of Semans and family Bob Kerr of Semans, Tamara Schuler of Saskatoon, Amanda Schuler and Katlyn Schuler, both of Semans and Kimberley Klinger of Powell River, BC; and Bernard Klinger of Jansen and family Amelia, Kendra, Keri and Erin Klinger of Balgonie, and Adam and Quinn Klinger of Kenaston; one sister, Hilda Winkler of Germany and numerous nieces and nephews.  Else was predeceased by her parents, Ferdinand and Matilda Grüger and two brothers, Helmut Grüger and Hugo Grüger.  The Funeral Service for Else was held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Jansen, officiated by Pastor Melissa Hoehn.  Interment followed in the Jansen Community Cemetery.  Memorial Donations in Else’s memory may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church.

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Elmer Fick

February 21, 1924 - April 1, 2014

The peaceful death of Mr. Elmer Fick, 90 years, of Lanigan occurred on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  Elmer was born at Lanigan on February 21, 1924 to Henry and Clara (nee Walters) Fick.  He attended school there and upon graduation, remained on the home farm assisting his parents with the mixed farming operation.  In 1950, he married Myrtle Thoen of Viscount and they operated the farm until 1991 when they moved to Lanigan.  During his farming years he took time to be the President of Lanigan Rural Telephone Company as well as Trinity Lutheran Church.  He was the only surviving member of the Founding Committee of Central Parkland Lodge and was a member of their first board.  Elmer was also a councillor for the RM of Prairie Rose and a member of the Lanigan Hospital Board.  Elmer was an avid sports fan, especially hockey and fastball.  On his many travels to the USA, he enjoyed going to games in places such as Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and Tampa.  Elmer enjoyed the many visits with friends and relatives, be it at the lake, on special occasions or on coffee row.  A 35th Wedding Anniversary trip to 11 countries in Europe was very enjoyable as were their many trips across Canada, USA, Mexico and Hawaii.  Elmer was predeceased by his wife Myrtle in 2008; his parents; brothers, Albert and William and sister, Irene.  He is survived by his two sons and their families: Perry (Eleanor) and son Reagan, and Linden (Debbie) and son Brandon, and many relatives both here and in the USA.  Elmer would like to thank everyone for the kindnesses shown to him and the chats with friends on coffee row.  Thank you also to the medical staff for their help along the way.  God Bless you all.  At Elmer’s request, there will not be a funeral service.

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Anne Ames

June 22, 1929 - March 24, 2014

The sudden and unexpected death of Anne Ames, 84 years of Lanigan occurred on Monday, March 24, 2014.  Anne, commonly known as Mom, Grandma and Auntie Annie, was born on June 22, 1929 to John and Verna Kobzey in Guernsay SK. She was one of fifteen children. She met and married Michael Skorlatowski, a local boy, on Feb 27, 1945. They lived and farmed around Burr SK. for a short time then moved to Attica SK. During their time in Burr they were “lucky,” as Anne said, to have had the opportunity to adopt a son Andrew.  Luck hit again in 1956 when Mike and Anne adopted their daughter Darlene. Shortly after the adoptions, due to Mike’s health, they moved to Humboldt SK but Mike longed for the farm life so they packed their bags and moved to Birch Hills SK.  where they bought a farm. They didn’t live there long when Mike succumbed to his death in 1963.  Anne then moved herself and her children to Lanigan where she found work cleaning for Mr. and Mrs. Coen  at the drug store and then at  the Old Lanigan Hospital.  Finally finishing her working career at the Lagana Hotel as a waitress, a chambermaid and then finally in the kitchen where she felt at home.  Anne married Albert Podjan in 1971 and they were married for 17 years until Albert’s death in 1988. Anne then decided that this would be a good time to get her driver’s license. Anne lived a relatively quiet life until she was introduced to Ken Ames by a long time friend, Maxine Pickering. Anne and Ken exchanged vows on Nov 19, 1998.  Ken introduced Anne to camping and this gave her a fresh new outlook on life. They spent many days with their truck and trailer travelling around Saskatchewan and even venturing into Alberta.  Everyone that knew Anne understood how much she loved gardening or tending to her flowers. She loved the outdoors, but more than anything else, she loved her family, especially her grand children and great grandchildren. Anyone that visited Anne would be offered something to eat and drink before they ever sat down.  Food and beverage generally appeared BEFORE you had a chance to answer. She was a great cook and baker. Anytime there was a function in town Anne would be one of the first to volunteer to bring some sort of baking or casserole dish. She was a wonderful, loving and sincere lady. Anyone that crossed paths with her would forever remember her.  If she were here today Anne would look at all of you and smile…and then thank you all for being her friend. She will be greatly missed by all.  Anne is survived by her son Andrew (Helen) Skorlatowski and their family Michael (Serra) Skorlatowski, and Michelle Skorlatowski, all of Saskatoon, SK and Tearsa (Mark) Chang of Warman, SK; her daughter Darlene Willis (Barry) of Okotoks, AB and their family Shannon (Wayne) Wood of Lacombe, AB and Ross Arnfinson of Calgary, AB; her beautiful great granddaughters Clair and Maleya Skorlatowski, Paighton Arnfinson and great grandson Kade Wood; her brothers Mike (Marion) Kobzey of Saskatoon, Nick (Lil) Kobzey of Mundare, AB and Steve Kobzey of Edmonton, AB; her sisters Mary Bay of Vegerville,  AB, Rose Barr of Edmonton, AB and Olga Kristensen of Spruce Grove, AB.  She loves you all very much.  She is also survived by her brothers-in-law  Joseph (Julia) Skorlatowski and John (Hope) Skorlatowski, all of Lanigan, SK;  sisters-in-law Anne Gerylo of East Selkirk, MB and  Jenny Prebushoski of Birsey, SK; numerous nieces and nephews and many, many friends.  Anne is preceded in death by her husbands Michael Skorlatowski of 18 years, Albert Podjan of 17 years and Ken Ames of 15 years.  She is also predeceased by her parents John and Verna Kobzey, her sisters Mary at the age of 5 and Pauline at the tender age of 3 months and sisters Margaret, Lily and Katie; and brothers Bill, Harry and Peter…May you all rest in peace.  The Funeral Service for Anne was held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan officiated by Pastor Colette Baker.  Interment followed in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Lanigan.  Memorial donations in Anne’s memory may be directed to the CNIB. 

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Peter Ehalt

November 30, 1926 – March 14, 2014

Peter Fredrick Ehalt passed away peacefully at his residence on Friday, March 14, 2014. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Ehalt; son, Keith Ehalt; son-in-law, Arnold Weber; great granddaughter, Wendy Ehalt; parents, Alvin and Elenora Ehalt; brother, Ferdinand Ehalt; and brothers-in-law, Roger Moy and Lambert Nelson; and sister-in-law, Arvilla Nelson. Peter will be dearly missed by his sister, Marie Moy; brother, Joe (Carol) Ehalt; sister-in-law, Pattie Ehalt and brother-in-law, Gilbert (Margaret) Nelson; children: Lyle (Wanda) Ehalt, Bruce (Valerie) Ehalt, Valerie Weber, Darlene Ehalt, and daughter-in-law Dianne (Andrew) Schell. Peter will also be forever loved and remembered by his grandchildren: Ryan (Sarina) Ehalt; Keldon (Brette) Ehalt;  Richelle (Daniel) Kennedy; Chantel (Greg) Denie; Renee (David) Recordon; Joelle Weber; Sheldon (Chera) Ehalt, Karissa, and Amanda Ehalt; great-granddaughters, Pearl Ehalt, Ruby Kennedy, Cadence Recorden, Mya Recordon and Kayla Ehalt; as well as nieces, nephews and many friends.

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Jeffrey Gusikoski

December 14, 1984 - March 14, 2014

The family is very saddened to announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Jeffrey Patrick Gusikoski, 29 years of age from Viscount.  Jeffrey was born in Saskatoon on December 14, 1984 to Les and Sandy (nee Dieno) Gusikoski second of five children.  He obtained all of his education at Viscount.  Following his schooling he was employed by KWH Pipe in Saskatoon then joined his brother Mitch at Champion Drilling Co. in Alberta.  He later moved back to Viscount and began employment at the Allan PCS mine in production.  This past summer he obtained a millwright apprenticeship completing his first year at the end of February.  This was something he worked very hard at and was very proud of his accomplishment.  Jeff was very active in sports as a young person such as baseball, rugby, broomball and hockey to name a few.  He also enjoyed camping, snorkeling and fishing.  But his love was for music and poetry.  He taught himself to play guitar and could also sing and write beautiful poems.  He continued to play hockey at the senior level at Viscount and Imperial, at one point Jeff and his three brothers were on the same hockey team, which was coached by their dad.  The proudest moment of his life was when he became a father to Aurora, he would take many photos and share them with everyone. Jeff was so pleased to have picked her middle name, Dawn. This love also extended to the son of his heart, Christopher.  Jeff was a great, loving and caring dad; he always put his children first.   He was very quick to learn things, usually you only had to show him once and he could do the job at hand.  Always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, especially his brothers, he was there for any task needed.  His family was very important and he had a close relationship with each and every one of them.  He worked hard at everything he did and always gave 100%.  Jeff continued to get better and better with age in all areas of his life.  Jeff was a very fun loving, life of the party kind of guy with a wonderful sarcastic wit about him.  Jeff will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughter Aurora, son of his heart Christopher and their mother Candise Grey all of Viscount;  his parents: Les and Sandy Gusikoski of Viscount; three brothers and a sister and their families: Lee (Jerri) Gusikoski and daughter Gracyn of Humboldt, Mitch (Chandra) Gusikoski, Vince Gusikoski and Lacey Gusikoski all of Viscount; maternal grandparents Elmer and Gerrie Dieno and fraternal grandparents Tony and Mary Gusikoski all of Viscount;  and by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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Louis G. Jaeb

January 8, 1915 - March 5, 2014

Louis G. Jaeb was born on January 8, 1915 at Humboldt, Sask to Louis and Mary (nee Frank) Jaeb. After attending Burton Lake School for a number of years he began working as a farm hand.  When his mother and step-father moved to British Columbia, Louis and his brother Joe worked the family farm until 1944.  In the late 1930s, at one of the Marysburg picnics, Louis met Margaret Mueller, daughter of Max and Susan Mueller.  They fell in love and after a long courtship they married on Jan. 12, 1944, at Assumption Church in Marysburg. Following their wedding Louis and Margaret rented the Haskamp farm near Burton Lake for two years and then bought land and moved to St. Gertrude where they farmed until 1975. They raised nine children, and spawned their legacy which will pass on through their many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  After their retirement in 1975, they split their time between the homestead in the winter, and Kipabiskau Lake in the summer, where they had a cottage. Finally, in 2003, after a rich life spent out on the farm and at the lake, at the ripe age of 88, Louis with Margaret moved into the Harry Ford Center in Humboldt.  Four years later, in 2007 Margaret died.  They had been married for 63 years and enjoyed a deeply devoted relationship.  Her death was a great loss to Louis. After Margaret’s death, Louis moved to St Mary’s Villa in Humboldt into enriched housing, and then in 2011 to Meadow Edge House, a private care home in Lumsden. From there he moved to the Lumsden and District Heritage home where he was in full time care until his death.Throughout his life Louis was active in the community. He served on many boards including the Muenster Rural Telephone Company, Muenster Home and School, St. Gertrude School district and Muenster School district. Louis was a man of moral conviction.  He held strong beliefs, and was an example of someone who truly lived with integrity.  He had a keen sense of justice, and stood firmly behind what he felt was right.  He loved a good argument. Not only was Louis a powerful mentor for his children, he set an example for many young farmers within the community.  He believed in kindness and fairness, and he lived by these beliefs his entire life.  Louis had a keen mind and could still recite poetry that he had learned in school. He loved music, playing coronet in the Muenster band and enjoying singing and dancing. He had a witty sense of humor and could always be counted on for a few laughs. His family was most important to him and he was proud of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Throughout the years, Louis was a dedicated husband and when Margaret’s health failed he lovingly cared for her, his devotion never wavering. The death of Mr. Louis G. Jaeb, 99 years, of Lumsden & District Heritage Home, Lumsden, and formerly of Humboldt, occurred on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Louis will be lovingly remembered by his nine children, 28 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren:  MARY LOU  Nilson of Vancouver Island, BC and family, Erika (Jeff) Stewart and son SydneySHARON (Kent) Campbell of Coquitlam, BC and their family Curtis (Susan) Campbell and children Allergia, Brielle and Braxton, Jared (Marla) Campbell and son Carson, Connon (Christine) Campbell and sons Noah and Asher; Jarvis (Leanne) Campbell and daughters Elsa and Ivy; GARY (Bertha) Jaeb of Yellowknife, NWT and family Daniel (Julie) Jaeb and children Zoe and Jaydon, Malcolm Jaeb and daughter Alyssa; LINDA (Norman) Allard of Montreal, QC and family Subhadra (Chris) Vavatsikos and children Lalita, Kalindi, Dhruva and Lakshmi, Radharani (Ryan) Archibald and children Keshava, Bhima, Krishna, Premanjali and Prahlad, Jay (Darine) Allard and child Ramai, Nitai (Krystyna) Allard  and child Radhika, Shanta (Jan) Greg and children Sita and Tulsi; LEWIS (Irene) Jaeb of Humboldt and family Calvin Jaeb (fiancee, Jennifer) and son Luke, Derrick (Amanda) Jaeb,  Nathan Jaeb; RALPH (Annette) Jaeb of Saskatoon and family Clarissa (Amit) Shenoy and daughter Maria, Ryan Jaeb, Leanne Jaeb and Carla (Sam) Martin and children Samuel and Airlie; DANETTE Jaeb (Luc De Smet) of Windhoek, Namibia, Africa and daughters Nathalie and GaelleMAXINE (Maury) Koskie of Lumsden and family Curtis (Lindsey) Koskie, Rae-Anne Koskie (fiance, Travis) and Mitchell Koskie; and ANNALEA (Norman) Pfeil of Holbein and family Kyle (Dana) Pfeil, Cassandralea Pfeil; Christinalea Pfeil and Kimberlea Pfeil; two half sisters, Pearl of BC and Bernetta of AB and one half-brother Norbert of BC.  He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret (nee Mueller) Jaeb (Feb. 10,2007);  father, Louis Jaeb; mother, Mary (nee Frank) Jaeb Muglich; step father, Ferdinand Muglich; sons-in-law, Syl Marksteiner  and Dave Nilson; two sisters and one brother, Isabelle (Andrew) Bauml, Joe (Viola) Jaeb, and Alice (Bernard) Puetz; three half-brothers and two half-sisters:  Clarence, Julia, Alphonse, Emil, and Lillian. The Prayer Service for Louis was held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, led by Jenny Irwin.  The Funeral Mass was offered on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 10:00 am from St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, celebrated by Father Paul Paproski, OSB.  Interment will follow in St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Muenster.  Memorial donations in Louis’s memory may be made to Telemiralce, a charity that Louis and Margaret faithfully supported over the years.

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Hedy Buschmann

October 3, 1926 - February 25, 2014

Surrounded by family, Hedy passed away peacefully at St. Paul’s Hospital.  She had been residing in Saskatoon since the fall of 2013.  Hedy will be lovingly remembered by her family: son, Jim (Eileen) and their two daughters Jerri (Kenton) and children Clay, Austin and Tanner and Jacki (Sean) and son Aaron, all of Red Deer, AB; daughter, Linda Mae (Larry) of Saskatoon and family Tricia (Liam) and daughter Louisa of Toronto; and son Dale’s daughters, Krista (Darcy) and Kaylen, all of Airdrie, AB; daughter-in-law Stephanie of Saskatoon and her daughter Jordan.  She will also live on in the hearts of her twin sisters Evie (George) and Eleanor (Alex) and sisters-in-law Clara and Hedy, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and FRIENDS.  Hedy was predeceased by her husband Art (1996); son Dale (2012); three sisters and three brothers.  There will be a Private Celebration of Hedy’s life.  Donations in Hedy’s memory may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

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Marie Krause

October 23, 1932 - January 24, 2014

Marie passed away peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the age of 81.  Marie was born in Brighton, England, where she grew up and attended school.  At the age of seventeen, she joined the Women’s Land Army, where women were placed on farms to do the farming duties while the men went to war.  She worked on a number of farms in England until the disbandment of this organization.  She also worked in Italy, at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Rome as an office assistant.  When she emigrated to Canada, Marie pursued her passion of working on a farm.  She was hired on a farm in Varennes, Quebec where she was involved with the farm tasks from milking, field work and preparing and showing cattle at various cattle exhibitions such as the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto.  In 1971, she came to Saskatchewan, married and became a dedicated farm wife.  She loved the outdoors, gardening and tending the animals, birds and pets.  In her retirement years, she also enjoyed knitting, oil painting and giving lots of special attention to her dog, Benji.  Marie was a very kind and caring person and a special “Nana” to her grandchildren.  She will be lovingly remembered by her family:  Karen (Len) Trevena, Ryan, Barry (Donna) and Bernice (Art) Kruger; grandchildren: Doug (Kirstyn), Greg (Kayla), Patrick, Laura, Janelle (Karl), Brittany, Kaylee and Brett; and one great grandchild, Grace.  She is also survived by her brother-in-law Jim Lotz, sister-in-law Enid Halldorson and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  Marie was predeceased by her husband, George; stepson, Sid; parents, Rosamond and Charles “Frank” Wicks; sisters Annette and Pat; niece Annette; and several sisters-and-brothers-in-law.  Marie’s family extends a special thanks to all the staff at the Central Parkland Lodge and the Lanigan Hospital for the love and care given to her over the past months.  The Funeral Service for Marie was held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from the Jansen Baptist Church, Jansen, SK, officiated by Jack Robson.  Interment followed in the Jansen Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Marie’s memory may be made to the Humane Society/Humboldt SPCA or the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan Inc.

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Henry Schemenauer

October 27,1917 - January 31,2014 

It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Henry at age 96 at Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, Watson, Sk.  Henry was born in the Lake Lenore district to William and Anna (Weber) Schemenauer, the eighth child in a family of thirteen.   Henry was predeceased by his wife Bernilda "Bernie" (Brinkman) in 1998.  He is survived by his two Daughters; LILLIAN (Richard) Kolke: their son Scott Egger (Janice Fong) and Rhonda Egger, their two sons Mitchell (Sarah) Egger and their children Spencer, Fiona and Juliet, and Ryan (Jessie) Egger and their daughter Rylee; daughter Lani (Russell) Knaus, their children Tamra (Martin), John (Candace), and Steven (Raven) Knaus; son Richard (Leona) Kolke; son David (Elizabeth) Kolke, their children Jenn (Nick) Ellis, Lorne (Manami) Holmes and their children Noah and Maya, and Beth Holmes; and daughter Carmen (Keith) Christensen and their children Justin and Jadelynn; and FAYE (Cliff) Hagerty: their two daughters Dana (Warren) Saretsky and their sons Braden, Jonah and Matthew; and Stacey (Noah O’Neal) Hagerty and their son Dashel.   He is also survived by two sisters, Kay Lengyel and Rose Misouri, a sister-in-law, Vera Schemenauer, and by sisters-in-law, Mary Ramler, Lori (Des) Borstmayer, Fronie Brinkman and Irma Brinkman.  He was predeceased by his parents; five brothers: Walter, Ben, Albert, Tony and Billy; five sisters: Evelyn ( Lauer), Eleanore (Boehm-Joa), Mary (Hendricks), Geramia (Theis) and Anne (Pincott) and son-in-law, Harold Egger.  Henry attended School in Lake Lenore and worked with his dad on the farm.  Henry and Bernie were married in 1940 and farmed at Daylesford where he served on the R.M. of Lake Lenore Council from 1948 to 1957.  The family moved to Saskatoon where Henry sold real-estate and continued to farm.  In 1964 they moved to Humboldt where they bought into the Massey- Ferguson dealership, which he sold to his son-in-law, Cliff, and daughter, Faye, in 1974.  He continued to go out to the business on a daily basis, helping Cliff ease into the business and himself into retirement.  In 1977 Henry took the term retirement literally and rented his land; he and Bernie spent many years enjoying golfing, curling, fishing, camping, going "south" for the winter, and socializing with their many friends and relatives. A public visitation for Henry was held on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Hwy 5 East, Humboldt.  The Funeral Mass was offered on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt, celebrated by Fr. Ephriam Mensah. Interment followed in the St. Augustine Parish Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Henry’s memory may be directed to the Humboldt SPCA, Humboldt Golf Club, Humboldt Curling Club or the St. Augustine Parish Building Fund.

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Dwayne Ilg

June 7, 1960 - January 30, 2014

The sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Dwayne Raymond Ilg, 53 years of Humboldt, occurred on Thursday, January 30, 2014.  Dwayne was born on June 7, 1960 in Humboldt to Raymond and Bertha (nee Weisgerber) Ilg.  He grew up in Humboldt, attending St. Augustine School and Humboldt Collegiate Institute.  Throughout his life, he worked at a variety of jobs, mostly in the carpentry field.  He most enjoyed finishing work where he could concentrate on the finer details of a project.  Dwayne loved traveling the open roads on his Harley.  He enjoyed all sports, including hockey, curling, bowling and playing pool.  He was a Saskatchewan Roughrider fan and was excited to be able to attend the Grey Cup this past November with his nephew Kyle.  Above all, Dwayne’s family was the most important part of his life.  He had a special bond with his mother, Bertie and treated his niece and nephews like they were his own kids.  He was very generous with them and was always ready to lend a hand to help them out whenever they needed something.  Dwayne will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his mother, Bertie Cash of Humboldt; one brother, two sisters and their families:  Gerry (Leslie) Ilg of Humboldt and family Raelynn (Scott) Winkel and children Alex and Bennett of Calgary, and Ryan (Sarah) Ilg of Saskatoon; Debbie (John) Schreiner of Gerald and family Kurt Schreiner (Amy Mierke) and children Jonah, Presley, Sebastian and Seger, and Kyle (Megan) Schreiner of Esterhazy and children Ayla, Easton and Rolston; and Kathy (Allan) Boser of Red Cliff, AB; two half-sisters and their families:  Andra Arnyek (Paul) and family Preston, Kelsi and Keegan, of Moose Jaw, and Crystal (Bryan) Burnett and children Jack and Max of Saskatoon; and by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  Dwayne was predeceased by his father, Raymond Ilg; and step father, Jack Cash.  A Private Family Funeral Service was held on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt, officiated by Rev. Al Hingley.  Memorial donations in Dwayne’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan or the Humboldt SPCA.

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Marcella Hinz

December 5, 1927 - January 24, 2014

Marcella Theresa Hinz lived a full life of 86 years dedicated to the Lord.  Born on December 5, 1927, she boarded with her siblings at Grandmother Anna Nenzel, attending Muenster Monastery School until taking Grade Twelve at the Ursuline Academy in Bruno.  In 1949, she graduated with her Teaching certificate and Arts Degree from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.  One of her first teaching assignments was St. Gertrude’s School, sharing the teacherage with her brother, Frank who taught four miles away at Caseyville.  In 1952, Marcella joined the Ursuline Sisters in Bruno, taking the name Sr. Xavier, serving the Lord nearly 25 years as a school teacher and principal in Humboldt area as well as in Surrey, BC.  Encouraged by the spirit of renewal initiated by Vatican ll, Marcella felt able to answer the call to live the Ursuline way of life in the Company of St. Angela.  Members of the Company follow closely with the spirit of the Foundress, St. Angela Merici, but do not live in convent groupings.  Marcella worked with zeal in bringing dedicated women to join her in establishing a cell of the Company in Toronto, similar to the one already operating in Quebec City.  Just as in all her life, Marcella was guided by the Lord, on the morning of ‘09/11, flying Air Canada home to Saskatchewan, her flight was redirected to Winnipeg where she displayed confusion.  It was this manifestation of need that made her family aware that she needed a safe home.  Immediately, Marcella’s brother, Edward, provided it with him in Muenster for 7 years, allowing Marcella space to live, accompanying her to daily Mass at St. Peter’s Abbey, taking her to socialize at Humboldt morning coffee shops, taking her to Sunday Pancake Breakfasts, afternoon Musical Concerts and evening Church suppers as well as events like wakes, funerals and auction sales.  In February 2008, as her illness progressed she was admitted for excellent care into St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt. Marcella wrote several booklets; one about Imhoff, St. Peter’s Cathedral artist and one on Abbot Bruno, Founder of the Benedictine Monastery and Abbacy.  In 1992, Marcella received “The Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada”, in recognition of significant contributions to compatriots, community and to Canada.  Marcella will be lovingly remembered by her sister-in-law Verla; brother Edward; sister Catherine (Richard); sister Patricia (Woodward); and brother Philip (Mona); as well as many nieces and nephews plus five great nieces and nephews, throughout Canada and the USA.  She was predeceased by her parents, Katie and Leo; sister Aurelia (Ernest); brother Francis (Anne); brothers Leo, Eugene, Bernard, and George and one great nephew Joel.  Throughout her life, Marcella, in her engaged, loving and productive way, helped out, not only family, friends and Members of her Company, but anyone in need, truly living out the Gospel of her Lord.   A Prayer Service for Marcella was held on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. led by Lillian Hinz.  The Funeral Mass was offered on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. celebrated by Fr. Daniel Muyres, OSB.  Both services were held at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Muenster.  Interment followed in St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery.  Memorial Donations in Marcella’s memory may be made to St. Peter’s Parish Restoration Fund.

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Annie Pesowski

December 21, 1922 - January 24, 2014

The death of Annie (nee Woychowski) Pesowski, age 91 years of Humboldt, occurred at St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon on Friday, January 24, 2014.  Annie was born on December 21, 1922 in the Ukraine to Nicholas and Helen (nee Pychka) Woychowski.  She came to Canada in 1929 with her mother to join her father who had come earlier to work on the railroads.  They lived in southern Saskatchewan until permanently relocating to the Watson area where her parents farmed.  After completing her education at Daisy School, she moved to Ontario.  There she found employment and met her husband, Stan.  They were married on January 30, 1943.  The moved to Humboldt in 1976 and she continued reside there until her passing.  Over the years, Annie enjoyed family functions, gardening, cooking, baking, crocheting, knitting and bowling until her health no longer allowed it.  Annie will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Mary (John) Sejevick and their family Pat Behiel, Gerald (Val) Sejevick, Lynn Sejevick and Rose-Anne (Patrick) Sander and their families; brother-in-law, Frank (Irene) Pesowski and sister-in-law, Helen (Sam) Demains and numerous nieces and nephews of the Pesowski family.  She was predeceased by her parents, Nick and Helen Woychowski, a sister in infancy, her husband, Stan and brothers-in-law, Mike, Chester and Ed Pesowski.  The Funeral Mass for Annie was held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt, celebrated by Fr. Gregory Roth.  Pallbearers were Michael Behiel, Sean Behiel, Aaron Behiel, Ian Sejevick, Adrian Sejevick, and Bradley Sander.  Interment followed in St. Augustine Parish Cemetery.  Memorial Donations in Annie’s name may be directed to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan.

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Vern Yaworski

March 9, 1958 - January 2, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Vern Arthur Yaworski 55 years, of Humboldt at Humboldt District Hospital on Thursday, January 2, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Vern was born in Saskatoon on March 9, 1958 to Arthur and Beate (nee Rinas) Yaworski. He grew up on the family farm in Viscount.  He obtained all of his education in Viscount. He then went to Kelsey and received an Ag Mechanic Diploma.  After graduating from Kelsey, he went to work at the family business, Farm-Rite Equipment in Humboldt. It was there that Vern met the love of his life, Wendy Kaminski and they were married on July 7, 1984 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt.  They were blessed with three sons: Geoffrey (1986), Ryan (1988) and Landon (1993). Vern began employment at Cash Motors in 1985 working in the parts department and worked there until 1991 when it was destroyed by a fire.  He then began his 22 year career with KMK Sales working at the parts counter and later as the parts manager.  He challenged the parts person journeyman exam and passed with honors. Vern was a very good manager and always had total control of the department. He took great pride in doing his job to the best of his ability. Vern’s quiet, calm and collected personality was very much an asset to his position especially during the hectic times of seeding and harvest.  His warm friendly smile could calm even the most excitable person on the other side of the parts counter.  His dedication and commitment will certainly be missed by his coworkers and the customers he served. Even though he worked fulltime, he enjoyed farming with his dad for years.   He loved the smell of a fresh rain, watching his crops grow and the harvest. Vern had a great sense of humor and loved to have a good laugh. Vern cherished spending time with his family whether it was sitting around a fire sharing stories, camping, fishing, gardening with Wendy or just doing things with his boys. Vern had a passion to travel which began when he was quite young and made his first trip to Australia in 1981.  He passed his love of travel onto his family and they shared adventures in many places like Mexico, Hawaii, and Costa Rica to name a few.  This past August they had a very memorable family trip to Banff and also enjoyed two family fishing trips. Vern fought a very courageous battle with cancer since September of 2012 and kept a very positive outlook throughout his journey. Vern’s quiet, gentle soul will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 29 years Wendy Yaworski and their three sons: Geoffrey, Ryan and Landon all of Humboldt; his parents, Arthur  and Beate Yaworski of Viscount; 2 brothers and two sisters: Debbie (Doug) Thoms of Viscount, Ron (Crystal) Yaworski of Calgary, AB, Lorne Yaworski of New Westminster, BC and Lorie (Pat) Tetzlaff of Saskatoon; father-in-law, John Kaminski of Humboldt; brothers and sisters-in-laws: Brenda Pastor of Humboldt, Heather (Brian) Lothammer of Eatonia, Glenda Ernst (Sandy Monteith) of Saskatoon, Gwen Frey of Saskatoon, Wayne (Audrey) Kaminski of Regina, Don (Suzanne) Kaminski of Muenster and Sherry (Allan) Buryniuk of Wakaw; and by numerous nieces and nephews.  Vern was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Herbert and Martha (nee Sommerfeld) Rinas and paternal grandparents, Otto and Martha (nee Lange) Yaworski; mother-in-law Dolores Frey, brothers-in-law Patrick Kaminski and Joe Pastor and sister-in-law Deborah Kaminski.  A Public Visitation will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home Hwy 5 East, Humboldt.  A Lutheran Prayer Service will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and a Lutheran Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Rev. Robert Grout.  Both services will be held from St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church Hwy 5 and 10th Street Humboldt.  Interment will follow at the Humboldt Public Cemetery Humboldt.  Memorial donations in Vern’s memory may be directed to Saskatchewan Cancer Agency or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan.

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Mathilda Pape

June 21, 1924 - Januayr 2, 2014

The family is very saddened to announce that Mrs. Matilda Margart Pape, 89 years of St. Mary’s Villa Humboldt passed away at her residence on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Tillie was born on June 21, 1924 to Frank and Matilda (nee Kapfer) Hartl in the Marysburg District.  She obtained her education at Marysburg  and Bright Valley Schools.  At the age of 13 her mother suddenly passed away and she began helping with domestic duties and caring for her eight siblings.  She later met Joseph Berscheid at a dance and they were married on October 18, 1943 at St. Anthony’s R.C. Church in Lake Lenore. They were blessed with two sons, George and Roger. Unfortunately after being married for 12 years Joe died suddenly and unexpected at the age of 36 leaving Tillie a very young widow.  She later moved into Lake Lenore.  She met Michael Pape and they were married. The family then moved to a farm near Stoney Lake. Later they were blessed with a son Michael Jr.  Tillie and Mike loved to square dance and danced their way to many communities in the area. She was a very skilled seamstress and loved to sew many items for her family.  Cooking was another love she was very well known for her specialty, homemade buns and a special apple cake.  Tillie always kept a large manicured garden filled with an abundance of produce, which kept the boys busy, especially on the weekends. In her retirement she would be faithful to her weekly bingo outings, where she loved to visit and have a good laugh with her friends. Tillie had a deep faith and a special love for her grandchildren they meant the world to her.  In 2000 Mike passed away and Tillie was left alone again. She lived with Roger and Debbie for a while. Later she moved to Birch Manor in Middle Lake. In 2003   she moved to St. Mary’s Villa where she resided until present.   A very generous, caring woman Tillie will always be remembered for her love of caring for others.  Tillie will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her two sons,  six grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren:  Roger (Debbie) Berscheid of Humboldt and family Jason Berscheid of Humboldt and Cathy Berscheid (Dennis O’Brien) and his daughter Adriana of Newfoundland; Mike (Maryann) Pape of Humboldt and family, Michael Pape (Amber)   of Allan and Alana Pape (Graham) of Lethbridge, AB; and George’s children Tammy (Miles) Oberstrich of Wainwright and family, Steven (Emily) Smood of Saskatoon and children Karter and Nicholas, Johnny (Willow) Smood of Grande Prairie, AB and Adam Smood of Red Deer, AB; and James (Sandy) Berscheid and family, Jillian Berscheid and William Berscheid all of New Brunswick; numerous nieces and nephews and Mike’s niece Liz Berting.  Tillie was predeceased by her parents: Frank and Matilda Hartl; husbands: Joseph Berscheid and Michael Pape; son, George Berscheid and seven siblings: Joe Hartl, Annie (Mike) Graf, Frank (Frances) Hartl, Catherine (Frank) Loessl, Rose (Albert) Kolbeck, Anthony (Viola) Hartl and Caroline (Richard) Gerwing; Mike’s niece Barb Kienlen.  A Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Augustine R.C. Church Humboldt celebrated by Fr. Ephraim Mensah. Cremation followed with interment at St. Anthony’s R.C. Cemetery Lake Lenore, at a later date.  Memorial donations in Tillie’s memory may be directed to St. Anthony’s R.C. Cemetery Fund, or St. Mary’s Villa Foundation.

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