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Margaret "Marg" Brecht   Elizabeth Nyuli    Martin Saretsky   

Harold Wildeman   Evelyn Dyok   Ryan Eckl    Dennis Krentz   Vivian Poppl

William Bendig   Alvin Felix   Dolores Halabura    Mary Syroteuk

Alfred Simpkin  Emily Shaver  William "Bill" Massop   Lydia Torwalt 

Annie Romaniuk   Beverley Chalmers    Ieuan Williams

Bert McCullum   Margaret Albers   Gerald "Bud" Fisher

Bernhard Klinger   Helen Bernauer   Jack Dvernichuk   Eleanor Engele  

  Ethel Schlacter   Kathleen Marshall   Allan "Rusty" Staub    Evelyn Ross   

 Mildred Fischl   Herbert Klinger    Geraldine "Gerry" Kalinski  

   Elsie Indzeoski   Edna Voldeng    Robert Dickson    Sherry Kalthoff 

  Dorothy Doepker   Benedict "Ben" Seidel   Anthony "Tony" Koob  

Vernon Engele    Elmer Sukut      Margaret Sarauer    Betty Hoffman 

   Orest Monych    Vivian Eklund    Michael Leonard Scott  


Margaret "Marg" Brecht

April 17, 1932 - August 2, 2015

The peaceful death of Mrs. Margaret Brecht (nee Bay), 83 years of age, occurred on Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon surrounded by her family. Marg was born on April 17, 1932 to Michael and Ann (nee Kuzyk) Bay and grew up on the family farm in the Bay Trail area, attending Bay Trail School. She worked in a café until she met Bill Brecht. Marg and Bill where married on November 11, 1950. They lived in a few communities throughout Saskatchewan and in Vermillion, AB for 2 years before returning to Humboldt were Marg has resided ever since. She kept busy raising her family, worked at various jobs around the community before beginning her 26 year career at St. Mary’s Villa as a nurse’s aide. Marg and Bill enjoyed camping at various lakes throughout the province and enjoyed their time spent together at their cabin at Stoney Lake. They made many trips to Vegas with friends and a memorable trip to Nashville. They enjoyed bowling together over the years. Bill passed away in 1992. Marg also enjoyed bingo and visiting with friends over a game of cards. She enjoyed watching sports on TV cheering on her favourite teams Saskatchewan Roughriders, Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Marg loved to crochet and made afghans for every one of her grandchildren. She also donated her works of art and delicious baking to the church bazaars. Marg was an amazing cook and baker known for her perogies and potato pancakes. She made sure all her children knew how to cook before they left home. Over the years Marg was involved with the Legion, CWL, Senior’s Club and Good Neighbour Store. Marg will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her six children, 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren: WALLACE (Lynne) Brecht of Humboldt and family, Ryan (Phuong) Brecht and children Kingston and Raiden of Regina, Mitchell (Kara) Brecht of Saskatoon, Aaron (Kim) Nasipayko and children Elijah and Leila of Vernon, BC, Kerry (Blair) Hoppe and children Jayda, Ben and Jake of Humboldt, Jesse (Jorges) Langevin and children Nova and Tryton of Humboldt; LORI (Wes) Ennis of Echo Lake and family, Cara (Tony) Plett and children Avrie and Judah of Leduc, AB, Abby Ennis of Calgary, AB, Michel (Jennifer) Ennis and family, Jacob and Jonathan of Langley, BC; JOANNE Britz (Neil Hutsel) of Moose Jaw and family, Amanda (Van) Austin and son Samuel of Regina, Dustin (Clare) Britz and son Parker of Regina, Holly (Cory) Paetsch and children Olivia and Raina of Regina; BARBARA (Stuart) Moskaluke of Davidson and family, Graham Moskaluke of Regina, Joel Moskaluke of Saskatoon, Dana Moskaluke of Regina; DENISE (Les) White and daughter Baylie of Davidson; PATRICK (Leslie) Brecht and family, Mackenzi Brecht, Zoe Brecht, Talyn Brecht all of Peace River, AB; sisters and brothers: Marion Tracey of Saskatoon, Olga Blom of Saskatoon, Mervin (Verna) Bay of Humboldt, Phyllis Bay (Larry) of Saskatoon, Harvey (Barb) Bay of Saskatoon and numerous nieces and nephews. Marg was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Ann Bay; her husband, Bill Brecht; son-in-law, Niel Britz and brothers-in-law, Tuck Tracey and Peter Blom. A Funeral Mass for Marg was offered on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Augustine R.C. Church celebrated by Fr. Cosmas Epifano, OSB. Interment took place at St. Augustine R.C. Cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of Marg may be directed to Humboldt District Hospital Foundation Ron Bell Cardiac Endowment Fund or STARS.


Elizabeth Nyuli

July 2, 1925 - July 25, 2015

The peaceful death of Mrs. Elizabeth Nyuli, 90 years of Bethany Pioneer Village, Middle Lake, occurred on Saturday, July 25, 2015.  Elizabeth was born on July 2, 1925 to Albert and Annie (nee Arp) Bertow in Humboldt.  She grew up on the family farm north east of Middle Lake and attended Lake Ignace School.  Following her education, she helped local families with domestic duties.  On October 7, 1947 she married Julius Nyuli.  Together they farmed throughout their married life.  At first they lived on the Nyuli farm and then in 1954, they built a new home in St. Benedict. Elizabeth remained living there until April 2012 when she became a resident at Bethany Pioneer Village in Middle Lake.  Elizabeth will be lovingly remembered by her three children, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren:  daughter, Gloria Nyuli of St. Benedict, SK; son, Bill (Doreen) Nyuli of St. Benedict and family Kurt Nyuli of Saskatoon, Mark (Candace) Nyuli and children Ethan, Katelyn, and Samantha of Osler, and Dean (Kayla) Nyuli and children Farrah and Keagan of Middle Lake; and son, Dennis (Lauretta) Nyuli of Middle Lake and family Kelly (Tammy) Nyuli of St. Benedict, Tracy (Frank) Carpentieri and daughter Juliet of St Benedict, and Sarah (Lorre) Ethier and sons Avery and Alexandre of St. Benedict;  and one brother, Werner Bertow of Winnfield, AB.  She was predeceased by her parents, Albert and Annie Bertow; husband Julius Nyuli; one brother Arthur and one sister Alice (both in infancy); three brothers: Fred, Ernest and John; and one sister Norma Carmichael.  The Funeral Service for Elizabeth was held on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Middle Lake Gospel Church, officiated by Pastor Ryan Schnee.  Interment followed in the Middle Lake Gospel Church Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Elizabeth’s memory may be made to Bethany Pioneer Village or Middle Lake Gospel Church.


Martin Saretsky

September 28, 1925 - June 30, 2015

The peaceful death of Mr. Martin Saretsky, 89 years of Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, Watson and formerly of Humboldt, occurred on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Martin was born on September 28, 1925 at home in the Bay Trail District to Michael and Elizabeth (nee Gurski) Saretsky.  He grew up on the family farm and attended Deer Lake School in the area.  Following his education, he began helping on the family farm, which he eventually took over and farmed for the rest of his life.  He also worked for Sask Power for a short time in his earlier years.  Martin ran a mixed farming operation however his cattle and horses were his pride and joy.  He enjoyed anything to do with cattle including cattle shows, sales and 4-H events.  Martin was fortunate to be able to live at home on the farm until this past January when due to illness he was hospitalized and then in March he became a resident of Quill Plains Centennial Lodge in Watson.  Martin will be lovingly remembered by his three brothers:  Raymond (Lillian) of Kamloops, BC, Donald (Ann) of Calgary, AB and Dennis (Claudette) of Humboldt; three sisters:  Frances Kosolofski of Kamloops, Margaret Wilson of Estevan and Mary (Art) Opseth of Regina; as well as many nieces and nephews.  Martin was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Elizabeth Saretsky; brother, Leonard; sister, Madeline; brothers-in-law, Sam Wilson and Sol Kosolofski; and nephew Albert Kosolofski.    The Funeral Mass for Martin will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt, concelebrated by Fr. Ephriam Mensah and Fr. Cosmos Epifano, OSB. Interment will follow at St. Scholastica Roman Catholic Cemetery.


Harold Wildeman

May 28, 1923 - July 14, 2015

It is with great sadness the family wishes to announce the peaceful passing of Mr. Harold Samuel Wildeman, 92 Years of Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan on Tuesday July 14, 2015 at his residence.  Harold was born on May 28, 1923 on the farm at Esk. In his childhood he actively participated in the operation of the family farm and attended Deer Plain School at Esk.  On June 30, 1944 he married Doris Eva Daelick in Saskatoon and lived for the first 2 years of their marriage with Harold’s parents in Esk.  In 1946 they built their own farm yard 1 mile east of Esk where they lived in a small 3 room house. Then in 1953 given the challenges of getting the kids to school, they built their first new home and farm yard on the outskirts of Esk.  Harold loved the land and spent his lifetime farming in the Esk area and played a role in many of the local organizations in the community.  He and his family were core members of the EUB Church in Esk and in later years attended the Christian Fellowship Church in Lanigan. Harold served on the Board of Trustees of the Deer Plain School and  was instrumental in building a new school in Esk . He was a founding member of Pound-Maker Feeders Ltd in 1969 and served on the Board of directors for 15 years where he contributed immensely to the survival and sustainability of the company. In 1983 Harold and Doris retired to a new home in Lanigan but Harold continued to be active in the family farm.   His hobby was inspecting the growing crops and running farm equipment right up until his 80th year. Harold and Doris loved to travel and over the years toured much of the United States and spent many winters in Hawaii and in Arizona where they enjoyed the company of old friends and made many new lifelong friends.  In summer they fished in many of Saskatchewan’s northern lakes often accompanied by their grandchildren where Harold passed along his camping and fishing expertise.  Harold was a kind and gentle man with a great passion for his family and for the land.  He always had a smile for everyone he met and an enviable ability to socialize with one and all.  He was always able to see the positive side of any situation.  His mantra in life was “ist kent schlimmer sein” or “it could always be worse” and he held true to this guiding principle even in his final days. Harold’s gentle spirit will be loving remembered and sadly missed by his 3   children, 7 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren: Eileen (Bill) Block of Saskatoon and family, Devin (Jennifer) Block of Saskatoon and sons Joshua and Jacob, Corey (Lisa) Block of Rocky Mountain House, AB and children Gwen and Zoe and Shawn Block of Moose Jaw and son Kierra; Donna (Ron) Schorr of Medicine Hat, AB and family, Cammie (Brian) Kannekens of Medicine Hat, AB and children Quinn, Kelsei and Kia and Juli (Desmond)  Jordan  of Calgary and children Maiya, Desirea and Sacha; Mylles (Connie) Wildeman and family, Todd (Kim) Wildeman and children Jace, Reese and Raea and Chris (Julie) Wildeman and children Avery and Kya,  all of Esk;  sister, Lydia Kielan; and sisters-in-law, Elsie Daelick and Edna Daelick; and numerous nieces and nephews. Harold was predeceased by his parents, Tobias and Ottilia (Schielke) Wildeman; granddaughter Kellie Wildeman; wife Doris Wildeman; brothers and sisters: Ewald (Mary) Wildeman, Albert (Olive) Wildeman, Annie (Fred) Kline and Helen (George) Schroeder; in laws: Otto Kielan, Bill (Frieda) Abel, Lydia (Fred) Moir, John (Mary) Paetsch, John Daelick and Alfred Daelick.  A Public Funeral Service was held at Esk South Cemetery, Esk, SK on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Pastor Brad Schroeder.  Memorial donations in Harold’s memory maybe directed to Esk South Cemetery or Gideon’s.


Evelyn Dyok

February 22, 1949 - July 7, 2015

Evelyn Joyce Dyok, 66 years, of Quill Lake, passed away peacefully with family surrounded by her side on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Evelyn was born on February 22, 1949 to Joseph and Mabel (nee Kalmakoff) Hufnagel at the Quill Lake hospital. She attended Valley Plain and Quill Lake schools, where she was active in sports including softball, basketball, volleyball and curling. Evelyn spent her younger years working for Les and Bernice McCorriston as a farm helper and caregiver to their four children. On June 30, 1967, Evelyn married John Dyok at the Quill Lake United Church. They made their home north of Quill Lake where they operated a grain farm and eventually diversified into cattle in the late 1980’s. They were blessed with four children, Dwayne, Darryl, Charlotte and Yvonne. Many memorable times were spent at the rink watching her boys play hockey and her girls figure skating. Many summers were spent together as a family camping and fishing at various lakes. When the kids left home, Evelyn and John ventured out on numerous road trips to visit them, check out Saskatchewan sites and look at the crops. Evelyn also enjoyed and spent many hours decorating cakes for various occasions, sewing, painting crafts and attending farm sales. In recent years Evelyn and her friend Albert wintered in Phoenix where she enjoyed hiking, antiquing and socializing with friends. Evelyn will be lovingly remembered by her four children and four grandchildren: DWAYNE (Kristi) Dyok of Watson, and their children, Austin and Ashton; DARRYL (partner Nadine Gunn) Dyok of Crossfield, AB; CHARLOTTE (Shawn) Fornwald of Estevan, and their children, Nathan and Jared; and YVONNE (partner Lyle Penteluke) Dyok of Saskatoon; brothers and sisters: Bill (Catharine) Hufnagel of Ardrossan, AB; Doreen Lashuk of Watson; Stan (Sharon) Hufnagel of Quill Lake; and Beverly (Walter) Dyok of Quill Lake; Evelyn’s special friend, Albert Schryvers and his children & families; and numerous other relatives and friends. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, John Dyok; her parents, Joe and Mabel Hufnagel; and her father and mother-in-law, Frank and Polly Dyok. A Funeral Service for Evelyn was held on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. from the Quill Lake Community Hall, officiated by Rev. Al Hingley. Interment followed at the Quill Lake Cemetery. Memorial donations in Evelyn’s memory may be directed to the Quill Lake Cemetery.


 Ryan Eckl

March 16, 1965 - July 1, 2015

The sudden and unexpected death of Ryan Eckl, 50 years of Humboldt, occurred on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.  Ryan was born in Humboldt on March 16, 1965 to Rodger and Marjorie (nee Moorman) Eckl.  He grew up on the farm in the Pilger area and attended school in Pilger and then Humboldt.  While still in school, he worked at FeedRite.  Following his education, he moved to Fort. St. John, BC where he worked at Davidson’s for about five years.  He returned home to farm with Rodger and then eventually on his own.  For the last number of years, he worked at various jobs in the area operating heavy equipment.  Ryan loved the outdoors and therefore enjoyed activities such as camping and fishing.  He was a very quiet person who enjoyed his solitude.  Ryan will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his parents, Rodger and Marjorie Eckl of Humboldt; two daughters, Samantha Raab of Humboldt and Brooklyn Eckl of Pilger; his grandmother, Rose Eckl of Bethany Pioneer Village, Middle Lake; and by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was predeceased by his grandfather, Otto Eckl; and grandparents, John and Mary Moorman.  A Private Family Funeral Service was held at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, officiated by Fr. Ephriam Mensah.  Memorial Donations in Ryan’s memory may be directed to Humboldt District Hospital Foundation, St. Elizabeth’s Ladies Auxiliary Centennial Cardiac Endowment.


Dennis Krentz

March 9, 1938 - June 20, 2015

Dennis was born on March 9, 1938, to Peter and Catherine Krentz on the family farm in the Bruno district. He attended the Thiel–Krentz School and obtained his grade 8 education. Dennis married Rosalie Turner on June 30, 1958; together they lived on the Krentz family farm. Farming with his brother Bernie, they operated a mixed farm which included cattle, hogs, chickens, geese and grain until 1978. Dennis was a very skilled carpenter, building many houses, sheds in and around the Bruno area. He especially enjoyed helping his sons with their own home renovations right up until his passing. He also worked at Hillcrest as a labourer for 13 years until his retirement. In 1995, Dennis moved off the farm and into Bruno. Dennis was a very talented musician. He and his brother Bernie were part of the Melodears where they sang, played guitar and travelled all over the prairies to perform. Their annual summer trip was to the Tennants Jamboree in St. Front which they enjoyed year after year. Dennis also enjoyed playing cards, especially Kaiser and was always entered in the tournaments. In his spare time you could find Dennis enjoying nature, camping and fishing at various lakes throughout the province. Dennis married Diana Weiman in May 2002. They were married for seven years until her passing in October 2009. Dennis will be lovingly remembered by his four sons: DOUG (Denise) Krentz and their children, Kimberly (Derrick) Ottenbreit and children Courtney and Hannah Ottenbreit, Kendel (Steven) Bodnarchuck and their children Cassidy and Emily Bodnarchuck; JIM Krentz and (Claude Paradis); DENNIS (Danita) Krentz and Danita’s children, Thomas (Dana), Travis, Chasity (Floyd) and Tamara (Bronson) and their families; TERRY (Heather) Krentz and children Kyle, Taylor and Samantha Krentz and Heather’s children, Christopher and Shannon Hilker; as well as by his companion Mildred Gibb; his siblings: Frank (Rose) Krentz, Joseph (Loretta) Krentz, Sylvester (Marion) Krentz, Marion Richardson, Bernard (Annella) Krentz, Diane (Ken) Megyesi, Kathy (Len) Steckler; by his in-laws: Kathy Krentz, Doug Kalinski; and by many nieces, nephews and members of the Turner, Weiman and Gibb families. Dennis was predeceased by his wives: Rosalie Krentz (1999), Diana Weiman Krentz (2009); his siblings: Florence Yungwirth, Raymond Krentz; Geraldine Kalinski, Edward and Bernadette in infancy; his in-laws: Frank Yungwirth and Frank Richardson; and by his parents, Peter and Catherine Krentz. A Prayer Service for Dennis was held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. and the Funeral Mass took place on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Both services were held at St. Bruno Roman Catholic Church, Bruno, celebrated by Fr. Joe Ackerman, OSB. Interment took place at the St. Bruno Roman Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations in Dennis’s memory may be directed to either the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency or Bruno Senior Citizens Friendship Centre.


 Vivian Poppl

September 6, 1936 - June 4, 2015

The death of Mrs. Vivian Laurel Poppl (nee Allen), age 78 years of Humboldt, occurred on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Humboldt District Hospital.  Vivian was born on September 6, 1936 in the Daylesford district to Bernard and Virginia (nee Baron) Allen.  Vivian attended school in Cornwall, ON for three years and completed her education in St. Brieux.  She married Ludwig Poppl and they farmed in the Daylesford area, where they raised their family of six children.  The first years were tough with no modern conveniences, but they worked together as a family and persevered.  In 1965, they were so thankful to get power and water put in.  She grew a huge vegetable garden and canned hundreds of jars of produce each year.  Vivian also hatched chicks which she then sold.  From 1981 – 1985, she worked as a Special Care Aid at Melfort Pioneer Lodge.  Besides her garden, she loved her flowers and enjoyed crafts, especially knitting.  Vivian enjoyed camping trips with her family when the children were young and especially loved their Christmas celebrations when she would host up to 50 people in their home.  Ludwig  passed away in 1996 and she remained on the farm until November 2000 when she and Patricia moved to Humboldt, which would be their home until the present.  While living in Humboldt, she made many new friends and enjoyed volunteering at the Good Neighbour Store.  Vivian will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her six children, 15 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren:  Patricia Allen of Humboldt; Ryan Poppl of Daylesford and daughter Brooke; Elgin Poppl of Borden and family, Dianne (Darren) Pederson, Gerry (Lisa), Raymond (Ashley) and Daniel; Kelly (Laurie) Poppl of Lake Lenore and family, Lee, Allan, and Anita; Rob Poppl of Saskatoon and family, Nathan, Daylin (fiancé Shannon), Regan and Landon; and Lyndon (Pam) Poppl of St. Brieux and family, Cody, Brandon and Logan;  eight siblings:  Edward (Faye) Allen of Moncton, NB; Terry Allen of Fenlon, ON; Janet (Lee) Hamilton, Darlene Allen, and Betty Allen, all of Red Deer, AB; Charles (Joanne) Allen of Clareshome, AB; Donald (Laurie) Allen of Victoria, BC and Shirley Allen of Red Deer; sister-in-law, Dianne Allen of Red Deer;  brother-and-sister-in-law, Cal (Dorothy) Tallis of Regina; and many nieces and nephews.  Vivian was predeceased by her parents, Bernard and Virginia Allen, husband, Ludwig Poppl and siblings: Lyle (Rita) Allen, Edna (Isadore) Ilg, Della (Jack) Woods and Jim Allen.  The Funeral Service for Vivian was held on Thursday, June 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt, officiated by Rev. Brenda Curtis.  Interment will follow at a later date in the family cemetery in the Daylesford district.  Memorial donations in Vivian’s memory may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt (306-682-1622).


William Bendig

August 24, 1922 - June 1, 2015

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Mr. William Henry Bendig, 92 years of St. Mary’s Villa Humboldt, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2015 at his residence.  William Henry Bendig was born on August 24, 1922 at Kandahar, SK to Henry and Mary (nee Ulmer) Bendig.  He attended Lampard School until grade 8 and immediately following  began his 70+ years as a famer. The only interruption to this career was a short stint in the army. On November 9, 1951 he married Theresa Schotts at Wynyard, SK. This union was blessed with four children. Until the children started school the family would spend the winters in B.C. working at various jobs, but when spring arrived William’s “pull of the land” would take them back to LeRoy. Bill was happiest on his farm in the open spaces of the prairies near LeRoy.  He loved every aspect of farming, especially checking the crops in the area and doing field inspections! William thoroughly enjoyed socializing with other farmers and comparing notes on the progress of crops and crop prices. Once he purchased his home quarter he began a true Saskatchewan mixed farm, raising grain as well as cattle, pigs, chickens, turkeys and assorted pets over the years. He also maintained a large garden and a 5 acre yard. He saw  many changes in the farming industry in his 92 years of life.  He started farming in the era of horse drawn equipment and was pleased to progress to the use of motorized equipment as he disliked working with horses. Bill was proud to be a founding member of the LeRoy Co-op, holding member number 14 since its inception. He was also very active with the LeRoy Credit Union and sat on the Sask Wheat Pool committee. Life changed when Theresa passed away in 1969. Bill later married Mary Thoen on September 5, 1970 but she also passed away, in 1972. In his later years Si Work became his confidant, best friend and travel companion.  They enjoyed many wonderful trips together.  Bill was always very adventurous and ready to see something new.  In 1960 he purchased his home quarter and resided there until his health began to fail, necessitating a move to Evergreen Country Home (assisted living) and ultimately to St. Mary’s Villa in October 2014.  William will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his three children and two grandchildren: Donald (Caroline) Bendig and daughter Sarah of Prince Albert; Shirley Bendig (Bryan Pollries) of Humboldt; and Robert Bendig (Maggie Hamilton) and son Kohl of LeRoy; one sister and two brothers: Erna Wilks; Gus (Helen) Bendig; and Albert Bendig (Rose Stacey); sister-in-law, Anne Bendig; and by numerous members of the Schotts’ family.  William was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Mary Bendig; daughter Gail Bendig (May 1997); 1st wife, Theresa Bendig; and 2nd wife, Mary Bendig; two sisters and two brothers: Hilda (Ben) Elke; Hadie (Dan) Schroeder; Sigfreid (Eva) Bendig; and Clarence Bendig; brother-in-law, Richard Wilks; and by numerous in-laws of the Schotts’ family. A Funeral Service was held at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home on Saturday, June 6, 2015, led by Fran Gasmo-Bremner.  Interment followed at LeRoy Public Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Bill’s memory may be directed to Humboldt District Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt 306-682-1622. 


Alvin Felix

March 30, 1944 - May 7, 2015

It is with great sadness the family announce the sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Alvin Joseph Felix, 71 years of Bruno, SK on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Alvin was born on March 30, 1944 to Anton and Maria (nee Steffens) Felix, a twin to Alois and one of nine children. Alvin was born at home in the Bremen District prematurely but due to  complications he was then hospitalized 5 weeks.  He attended the Cranich School. He remained at home and worked with his father and brothers helping with the farming.  Alvin was very talented as a mechanic and could sit and observe and then proceed with fixing almost everything on the family farm.  He will definitely be missed as their family mechanic.  Alvin enjoyed playing cards and competed at many Kaiser Tournaments around the area.     He also enjoyed playing pool but his #1 love was watching wrestling on TV and anything relating to wrestling.  He was very committed to the Catholic Faith and attended mass regularly.  Alvin was a very sociable person and loved visiting with people especially after mass where he could catch up with all the local people on the weekly news.  The Felix boys were well known for their curling talents so much so that for one winter they built a curling ice on their farm so they could practice.  This led to them winning many bonspiels around the area. The highlight of their career was one year Edwin, Leo, Alois and Alvin won 27 out of 28 games.  Alvin will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his four brothers and one sister and their families: Edwin Felix of Bruno; Leo (Linda) Felix of Ft. St. John, BC and their children Gary, Carmen, Kathy, Mark, and Misty; Alois Felix and Marion Felix both of Bruno; Bernard (Sheila) Felix of Lumsden and their children Sarah, Paul and Joseph; and Viola’s family: Leo Schulte of Bruno and their children Bernard, Ann Marie, Mary Lou and Andrew; and by many great nieces and nephews. Alvin was    predeceased by his parents Anton and Maria Felix; one brother and two sisters:  Fr. Al Felix, Anna (Sabatian) Zimmer and Viola Schulte. A Prayer Service was held on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. and Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. celebrated by Fr. Joseph Ackerman OSB. Both services were held at St. Bruno Roman Catholic Church.  Interment followed at St. Bruno R. C. Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Alvin’s memory may be directed to Bruno Senior Citizen’s Friendship Center or St. Bruno Cemetery Fund.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt 306-682-1622.


Dolores Halabura

November 17, 1919 - June 2, 2015

Dolores passed away peacefully at Jubilee Lodge in Kinistino on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.  She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Carol (Richard) Porter, sons: Ron (Linda) Vanderlinde, Lorne (Wynn) Vanderlinde, Wayne (Sue) Halabura, Vic (Iris) Halabura and Shirley Marshall; numerous grandchildren; sisters: Viola, Celestine, and Irene; sisters-in-law, Ann and Margaret; brother Edward; brother-in-law Urban; many nieces, nephews and friends.  She was predeceased by her first husband Herman Vanderlinde; second husband Carl Halabura; friend Abe Peters; daughter Jeanette; sons Cliff and Dan; siblings Margaret and Clarence; brothers-in-law:  Art, Norbert, and Bernard; and sister-in-law Dolores.  Dolores was born in Humboldt to Alois and Theresa Ehalt.  She did many things in her long life and she was a very hard worker.  Dolores was a very good home maker; always making sure everything was done perfectly.  She enjoyed travelling, camping and fishing with Carl.  Here biggest accomplishment was when she received a plaque of appreciation for Dedicated Service from 1978 – 1984 from the Friendship Inn in Saskatoon.  Before this, she worked for many years when the Friendship Inn was only a clothing depot.  The Celebration of Dolores’ life was held at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.  Interment will take place at a later date in St. Ann Cemetery, Annaheim with her first husband, Herman Vanderlinde.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Ann Cemetery, Annaheim or a charity of your choice. 


Mary Syroteuk

January 1, 1933 - May 31, 2015

Peacefully, on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at Bethany Pioneer Village in Middle Lake, SK, Mary (nee Senko) Syroteuk beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, laid down to rest one last time.  She was in her 82nd year.  Mary was born on January 1, 1933 to Andrew and Anna (nee Huculak) Senko, at home, on the family farm.  She attended Mile End School, in the Burr district.  On October 12, 1955, the marriage of Mary and Joe Syroteuk took place at the Wolverine Ukrainian Catholic Church.  They were blessed with three children, two girls and a boy: Valerie on December 24, 1956, Cyril on May 19, 1958 and Donna on February 28, 1963.  Her faith in God permeated her whole life, and was a huge inspiration to her children and grandchildren.  Because of a stroke on May 8, 2005, Mary moved into St. Mary’s Villa.  She resided there until October 15, 2015 when both she and Joe moved to Bethany Pioneer Village in Middle Lake.  After 10 years, they were fortunate enough to live under the same roof again! What a blessing…  Mary will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 59 years, Joseph (Joe) Syroteuk, one son and two daughters, nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren:  Valerie (Brian) LaBrash of Bruno and family, Stan (Vivian Overton), and Laura (Kevin) Gibney and daughter Eileen; Cyril (Lois) Syroteuk of Three Hills, AB and family, Brandy (James) Walden and daughter Isabella, Sherry (Troy) Cole and children Jacob, Dixon and Addie, Jolene (Jesse) Hiltz and children Erika, Ryan and Shawn, TJ (Joanna), and Holly; and Donna (Francis) Novecosky of Humboldt and family, Adam (Sarah) and children Kayden and Emma, and Joshua (Jennifer Bells) and children Jake and Rhett; one sister and one brother:  Betty Hall and Cyril (Diane) Senko; seven sisters-in-law: Margeurite Senko, Alice Syroteuk, Rita Syroteuk, Bernadette (Binnie) Knaus, Mary Kobzey, Delores McKeown and Louise Hale; two brothers-in-law, Mike and Mervin (Jean) Syroteuk; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Mary was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Anna (nee Huculak) Senko; son-in-law, Keith Foulds; four brothers: Steven (in infancy), William, John and Mike; parents-in-law, Fred and Annie (nee Paproski) Syroteuk; five sisters-in-law:  Jean Senko, Mary Senko, Valentina Syroteuk, Emily Dodd, Gladys Syroteuk; 11 brothers-in-law:  Harold Hall, Ted Dodd, John, Walter, Casmir (Kayo), Louis, and Leonard Syroteuk, Eddie Knaus, Bill Kobzey, Paul McKeown and Cyril Hale; and three nephews:  Richard (Ricky) Senko, Michael John Senko (in infancy) and Glen Dodd.  The Prayer Service celebrating Mary’s life was held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt.  The Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, celebrated by Fr. Paul Paproski, OSB.  Memorial Donations may be directed to either St. Augustine Parish Roof Repair Project, or Humboldt District Hospital Foundation, General Equipment Fund.


Alfred Simpkin

April 22, 1031 - May 24, 2015

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Mr. Alfred Simpkin 84 years, of Colonsay, SK on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at St. Paul’s Hospital.  Alfred was born on April 22, 1931 to Walter and Isabelle (nee Ashworth) Simpkin in Lundar, MB one of 11 children. Alfred obtained all of his education in Manitoba.  At a very young age Alfred decided to obtain employment with the traveling carnival which led him to Lethbridge Alberta where he met the love of his life Doreen Farrell and at the age of 19 they were married in Lethbridge.  Alfred then enlisted into the army and served for 15 years. They lived in many communities while Alfred was in the army the last one being Dundurn, SK.  While in the services he did a 13 month posting in Egypt and then to the Yukon where the soldiers built a runway at the height of the Cold War. It was a halfway point where fighter jets from Alaska could land in the event of an emergency.  Later he did various jobs in the local area and they moved to Young while he worked at the Central Canada Potash Mine at Colonsay in maintenance and as acting Fire Chief.  He also held the position as Fire Chief for the town of Colonsay. Following his retirement from the mine in 1985 they moved to Ignis ON where he worked a six month temporary position at the local mine. They then moved back to Colonsay where they resided until present.  He always kept busy with odd jobs in the area.  He was very active volunteering with the Legion and the Elks.  Alfred would find pleasure in hunting and fishing especially salmon fishing. He would also enjoy attending the horse races. Alfred was a very social man and loved to visit and would strike up and conversation with anyone anywhere. He was a very joyful person who loved to make people laugh and always had a funny story to share.   His family has many fond humorous memories of him. The grandchildren will recall how grandpa would save his change all year in a sock so he could take them to the exhibition. That was grandpa’s sock money!  Another role Alfred played for many young children in the area including his grandchildren was SANTA! Alfred was very passionate about having his family together at the family cottage at Manitou Beach. He spent many hours there   surrounded by family and friends. Alfred was a very caring and giving man. The statement “give the shirt off of his back” held very true with Alfred. If anyone was down and out he would help. A great example was: one day he picked up a young couple hitch hiking and the lady was pregnant he brought them home and Doreen made them a meal and be bought them a bus ticket home so they wouldn’t have to hitch hike. This story tells the true compassionate man that Alfred was.  Alfred will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years DOREEN  Simpkin of Colonsay; six children, 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren: Aldean Routhier and family Adam (Melissa) Hewitt and children, Samuel, Hayden, Chloe Ann, Stacey (John) Cahoon and children Jordan, Zoë and Tyler, all of Lethbridge, AB, Mathew Hewitt of Calgary and Patrick Hewitt (Kelsey) of Lethbridge, AB; Robert Simpkin and family Aldon Simpkin (Jenn) and daughter Keely and Melissa (Lucas) Evans all of Grand Prairie, AB; Leah (Bill) Palfy of Viscount and family Wil (Sandra) Palfy of Airdrie, AB and daughter Kayley and Cathy Palfy of Viscount and daughter Haylea; Heather (Gerry) Robertson of Flin Flon, MB and family Brandi-Jo (Chris) Lagan of Ponoka, AB and children Bobi, Riley, Sydney and Dylan and Jamie (Darren) Strelezki of Snow Lake, MB and children Ben and Casey; Val (Russ) Thiemann of Humboldt and family Brianna Thiemann (Joal) of Saskatoon, Tim Thiemann (Katelynn and daughter Karter) and Brittany Thiemann of Humboldt and son Kaylex; and Rhandi Kelly (Nick) of Calgary and family Logan and Rhett; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Alfred was predeceased by his parents Walter and Isabelle Simpkin; daughter-in-law Doreen Simpkin and by 10 siblings.  A Private Memorial Service was held as per Alfred’s wishes at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home on Thursday, May 28, 2015.  Memorial donations in Alfred’s memory may be directed to Kinsmen Telemiracle.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt 306-682-1622.


William "Bill" Massop

October 16, 1940 – May 8, 2015

William ``Bill`` came to Canada in 1952 with his family and landed in Holdfast, Saskatchewan. He briefly attended school in Holdfast and then the family moved to BC. Bill then began his workforce career at the Port Alberni Sawmill, then obtained his ticket for Heavy Duty Equipment Operator, then received his Journeyman certification as a carpenter, and as well tried his hand at many other jobs. He met and married the love of his life, Margaret Lafrentz in Port Alberni, BC on June 8, 1968. Together they raised Maria Musgrave (John); Douglas Massop (Crystal) and Kathy Dale (Wayne). He will be dearly missed by his wife, children, brothers, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and all his family near and far and as well as his dog Sassy. He was an avid gardener, fisherman, hunter, Santa Claus and an amazing representation of God’s love. Song of Sol 8:7 many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. Bill will join his mother, father, brother Gerry, brother John, sister Thea and much loved dog, Trish. In memory of Bill, memorial donations may be directed to Lewy Body Dementia (http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/About-dementia/Dementias/Lewy-Body-Dementia). A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.


Emily Shaver

March 11, 1924 - April 29, 2015

Eleanor Shaver (nee Price) passed away peacefully on April 29th at the age of 91 with family at her side. Eleanor was born at Frog Lake, AB on March 11, 1924 to George and Violet Price, the third of seven children. As times were tough, she went to work as a helper for the Hurley family at Marwayne, AB at the age of twelve. During the war years, she trained as a nurse's aid near Dawson Creek with her cousins, Irene and Sadie Brown. She later moved to Innisfail to work for Leonard and Ivy Smith, who became lifelong friends. There she met her future husband, Gifford Shaver. They were married in Vernon, BC on October 9, 1946 and settled in Oyama with six young daughters. They moved to Revelstoke in 1948 where Giff worked for the city and farmed, and there they were blessed with five more daughters and two sons. After the move to Revelstoke, Eleanor became a faithful, loyal servant of Jehovah. Because of her strong faith, Giff also dedicated his life to Jehovah and they raised their children with the same beliefs. She lost her loving husband in 1998, but remained in Revelstoke with the love and support of her large family. In May of 2008, Eleanor moved to LeRoy, SK to be closer to family. She kept her independence until May 2013, when she moved into Evergreen Lodge for further care, where she remained until her death. Eleanor was a loving, caring, kind and generous woman who looked after everyone who came into her home. Since thirteen children weren't enough to raise, she took in many others, showing them true, unconditional love as part of the family circle. Eleanor loved to garden. She grew many fruits and vegetables to feed her large family, and was well known for her canning, but she truly loved her flowers ... especially pansies. Because of her interest in people, she made many life-long friends wherever she went. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Left to remember her are Edna (Norm)Landry, Iris (Terry) Wood, Doreen David, Irene Shaver, Grace (Barry) Fullerton, Gloria (Bill) Fandrick, Ethel Shaver, Alice (Fern) Tessier, Rhonda (Harald) Kauhausen, Gifford (Glenda) Shaver Jr, Glenda (Glen) Mierke, Paul (June) Shaver; 44 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren; and one brother, Norman Durocher. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 52 years, Gifford Shaver; her brothers George (Bud) Price, Leonard Price, and Cecil Durocher; her sisters Marjorie Durocher and Grace Moorwood, and daughter Katherine Grimoldby. Memorial service was held at the LeRoy Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Saturday, May 16th at 2:00 pm, with a tea following at the LeRoy Wildlife Hall. Interment will follow at Revelstoke, BC at a later date.


 Lydia Torwalt

February 29, 1920 - May 12, 2105

It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Mrs. Lydia (nee Rode) Torwalt, 95 years of Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at her residence. Lydia was born on February 29, 1920 to John and Alexandra (nee Daelick) Rode in the Jansen District.  She obtained her grade eight education at the Auderville School.  After completing her education she moved to St. Catherine’s, ON for a short period to be with her brothers.  There she worked as a  domestic, and the high standard she learned she carried with her for the rest of her life. Returning to her roots, she moved back to Jansen and began working at the Jansen General Store.  On October 30, 1945 she married Herman Torwalt.  Together they began their farming career.  They ran a mixed farm.  Lydia’s role focused on the domestic duties of the home and the raising of the children. Lydia instilled high values and morals in her children by her example of hard work and living a good life.  She loved her flower gardens and spent hours manicuring them to perfection.  She enjoyed the birds from her window, and while she worked in the garden.  Her family recalls her wonderful mouth watering dishes, especially her chicken dinners on Sundays.  Lydia was active at the Zion Lutheran Church and helped out with 4H.  Lydia and Herman loved to square dance and travelled around the province to do so.  This allowed them to enjoy wonderful times with friends.  Lydia was a woman of quiet poise who loved to share time with her family, especially a good card game.  She ran a loving and caring home without complicating matters. In 1971 Lydia and Herman moved to Lanigan and semi-retired. They enjoyed their winters in Arizona, but also enjoyed many hours of fishing during our beautiful Saskatchewan summers.  In 2012 due to failing health Lydia moved to LeRoy then Lanigan where she resided until her peaceful passing. Lydia will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her four children, 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren: James (Marj) Torwalt of Jansen and family Jason (Claudette) Torwalt of Sherwood Park, AB and children, Grayson, Austin, Spencer, Brooklyn, Caiden and Autymn, Serena Torwalt of Edmonton and her son Cooper; David (Donna) Torwalt of Jansen and family Trent (Karyn) Torwalt of Fraser Lake, BC and children, Ella and Eden, Alison (Jesse) Fraser of Calgary;  Edith (Terry) Brett of Westlock, AB and family Robin (Amie) Brett of Westlock, AB and children Benjamin and Victoria, Tanya (Nathan) Drews of Westlock, AB and children, Cassius, Chad and Craig, Bowan Brett of Westlock, AB and Susan Brett (Vinse Lim) Edmonton; and Ingrid Hall (Rob Roney) of Vancouver, BC and family Isis Hall of Kelowna and Leon (Vanessa) Hall of New York, NY USA; two brothers and three sisters: Art Rode, John Rode both of St. Catherine’s ON, Alma (Doug) Wachs of Lanigan, Edna Rapp of LeRoy and Eva (Al) Shumaker of Lanigan; two sisters-in-law Rose Rode of St. Catherine’s, ON and Margaret Braitenbach of Saskatoon; and by numerous nieces and nephews.  Lydia was predeceased by her parents John and Alexandra Rode; husband Herman Torwalt (1996); son-in-law David Hall; three brothers and one sister: Albert (Bertha) Rode, Theresa (Albert) Johns, Otto Rode and Tony (Pat) Rode; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Stella Rode, Anne, Gwen Rode, Ervin Elke, Gustav Reinsch, William Rapp, Arthur Braitenbach and Werner (Ruth) Torwalt.  A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church Jansen, officiated by Pastor Ron Bestvater. Interment followed at the Jansen Community Cemetery. Memorial donations in Lydia’s memory may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church Jansen. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt 306-682-1622.


Annie Romaniuk

December 19, 1918 - April 26, 2015

It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden and unexpected passing of Mrs. Annie Romaniuk 96 years of Saskatoon formerly of Watson on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at RUH.  Annie was born in Fosston, SK on December 19, 1918 to Pete and Haffia (nee Yamniuk) Melaschuk, one of eight children. As a girl she went to Fosston School and helped her family on the farm. On July 16, 1939 Annie married Mike Romaniuk at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Fosston. Together they farmed Mike’s parents’ homestead NE of Watson where Annie took care of the house and animals and cultivated a beautiful, plentiful garden year after year that she shared with neighbours. They had two children, Sonia and Mike. Annie and her husband Mike were very active members of the Holy Ascension Ukrainian Orthodox Church at Wimmer and practiced Ukrainian traditions with family. Annie loved her family dearly and greatly enjoyed when extended family visited. She also loved sewing, crocheting and Ukrainian cross-stitching and made many pictures, table cloths and Ukrainian blouses for family members. In 1971 Mike died suddenly, Annie remained on the farm until 1973 when she moved to Watson. There she continued to be active in the church at Wimmer and in Watson, she invested her time in looking after grandchildren and gardening, and also enjoyed bowling. Annie and her friends travelled to the Dauphin Festival many times and she was fortunate to make a trip to the Ukraine to see where her ancestor’s roots began. In 2008 Annie moved to Ilarion Residence in Saskatoon where she was able to continue attending church, connect with people from the Watson area and make new friends. Due to failing health, in November 2014 Annie moved to Luther Care Home in Saskatoon where she resided until her passing. Annie’s warm, welcoming, steadfast personality will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her two children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. SONIA (Stan) Peters of Calgary, AB and family, Sheryl Peters of Winnipeg and Stuart Peters of Cold Lake, AB; MICHEAL Romaniuk of Salmon Arm, BC and family, Jarrod (Teness) Romaniuk of Williams Lake, BC and children Paige and Sawyer, Carla (Cory) Gosgnach of Enderby, BC and children Marshall and Gage, David Romaniuk of Chilliwack, BC and Rachael Romaniuk of Lac La Biche, AB; two sisters Pearl Makar of Vernon, BC and Sherry (Bill) Pyatt of Victoria, BC; and numerous nieces and nephews. Annie was predeceased by her parents Pete and Haffia Melaschuk; husband, Mike Romaniuk; baby daughter (1941); brothers and sisters: Andrew (Olga) Melaschuk and their son Orest, Harry (Doris) Melaschuk and their son Ron, Eileen (Bill) Stombecki, Mary (Steve) Kresowaty and Paul (Marlene) Melaschuk; brother-in-law Walter (Haffia) Romaniuk. A Prayer Service was held on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. and a Funeral Service was held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. officiated by Very Rev. Father Taras Udod.  Both services were held from Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home Hwy 5 East Humboldt.  Interment followed at the St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Watson, SK. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Annie’s memory may be directed to Charity of Choice, Ilarion Residence or St. Michael’s Watson Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery Upkeep Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt 306-682-1622.



Beverley Chalmers

January 9, 1939 - April 19, 2015

Beverley Chalmers, aged 76 passed away peacefully April 19, 2015 at Lanigan Hospital surrounded by her loving family after losing her battle with cancer. Bev was born to Fred and Elva Lifeso on January 9th, 1939 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Bev had 4 siblings: Elgin, Lloyd, Nola, and Marylin. She married Frank Chalmers on the 18th of December 1954. They had four children: Brian, Pamela, Kurt and Janice. The family moved a lot in the early years living in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, BC, Arizona and Ontario with Frank working the oil fields and then mining. The family settled in Lanigan in 1973. Bev was a hard worker and loved her gardening and flowers. Bev took up golf at the age of 48 and was hooked instantly. This was something she would enjoy until her health began to fail. She loved her family, children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren brought her great joy and pride. She leaves eleven grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Bev requested there be no funeral and the immediate family will hold a private celebration of her life at a later time.


Ieuan Williams

July 11, 1936 - April 18, 2015

Ieuan, Taff as he was known to many, passed away peacefully with family by his side on April 18th, 2015 in Lanigan, SK. Ieuan was born on July 11, 1936 in Treorchy, South Wales to Phillip and Jane Williams.  He married the love of his life, Heather Joan Holland on April 20, 1957. Ieuan started working in the coalmines of South Wales at the age of 15, where he received his journeyman electrician status. He then moved with his family to Weymouth, England where he worked at the Nuclear Power Plant. In 1968, seeking better opportunities for their family, Ieuan and Heather immigrated to Lanigan, SK, where Ieuan worked at the Potash Mine. Ieuan moved into management and stayed with the potash mine until his retirement. Ieuan was an incredible husband and a loving father and each of his grandchildren held a special place in his heart. Ieuan is lovingly remembered by his wife Heather, his children Julie Untereiner (Trent) and Michael Williams (Kathy) and his grandchildren Dustin (Shyla), Tessa (Brad), Caitlin, Meagan and Larissa and her daughter Chloe. We will all miss him, his funny stories, his bright blue eyes and impish sense of humour. In keeping with his wishes there will be no formal service.


Bert McCullum

July 26, 1920 - March 29, 2015 

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Mr. Bert McCullum, 94 years of Humboldt and formerly of Guernsey, on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Humboldt District Hospital.  Bert was born to George and Elizabeth McCullum in Ontario.  At the age of two with his family he moved to the RM of Wolverine near Guernsey, SK where his parents homesteaded.  He obtained his education at Duffville School.  Bert loved rural life where he could enjoy nature and the simplicity of country living.  Bert married Elsie (Margaret) Powell on November 2, 1945 at Knox United Church in Lanigan, SK.  Together they operated a mixed farm for many years and were blessed with five children.  Bert served on the Guernsey Knox United Church and the Duffville school boards for many years.  He was a very well read man who was interested in current affairs and the world around him.  On a daily basis he kept up with local and national news and loved to discuss the issue with everyone.  He loved his children and grandchildren very much and spent many hours sharing stories and teasing them.  Bert was a very hard working man but never had a problem stopping work to have a coffee and visit with family and friends.  Bert and Margaret made annual trips to BC to visit family.  They also shared many one and two day trips around the province of Saskatchewan.  For relaxation Bert read many books especially western novels.  He thoroughly enjoyed living in the same yard with his son Larry and his family.  Bert took great pleasure in gardening and was especially proud of his fruit trees.  He spent many Monday nights at the local senior’s club where he loved playing pool and Kaiser.  In the fall of 2014 Bert moved to Caleb Village in Humboldt, SK.  There he adjusted well to the “city” life and enjoyed visiting with his neigbours who will miss his great sense of humour.  Bert’s wonderful caring and gentle personality will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his three children: LARRY (Yvonne) McCullum of Guernsey and family Christopher (Sophie) McCullum of Guernsey, Shane McCullum of Saskatoon and Tracy (Terry) Geortzen  of Saskatoon; ANN Jones of Saskatoon and family Ashely (Jeff) Roffey of Regina and children Kailey and Myalle, Adam Metz and Andrea Metz both of Saskatoon; and DONNA Harpauer (Thomas Wildeman) of Humboldt and family Crystal (Rusty) Buckoski of Saskatoon and children James and Lucas, Shannon Harpauer and children Makenna and Emryk and Lindsay Harpauer all of Regina; and by numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law.  Bert was predeceased by his parents George and Elizabeth McCullum; wife Margaret McCullum; two sons: Gerald and Gordon; and one sister Lillian (Joe) Friestadt.  A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, April 2, 2105 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox United Church, Lanigan, SK  officiated by Rev. Ray Purdie.  Interment followed at Lanigan Public Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Bert’s memory may be directed to H.E.R.O (Humboldt Emergency Response Organization).


Margaret Albers

December 17, 1926 - March 28, 2015

The sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. Margaret Agnes Isabelle Albers, 88 years of Humboldt occurred on Saturday March 28, 2015 at Humboldt District Hospital.  Margaret was born at home on Dec 17, 1926 to John and Kathrina (Aschenbrenner) Sterner of the St James District.  She was the second of 14 children.  Margaret obtained all of her education (Grade 8) at Leavenworth School.  After completing her schooling she stayed home to help her mother with domestic duties.  At the age of 12 Margaret’s dad purchased the family a sewing machine. Margaret began to create beautiful articles including dresses that were admired by many.  She also became the family barber practicing on her brothers until she got it just right.  Sometimes it took a few tries.  When Margaret wasn’t helping in the home she would be outside practicing her curling skills.   While most farms had hockey rinks the Sterner family would transform their garden into a sheet of curling ice.  They shared a single rock from the St James curling rink.  This proved successful as Margaret enjoyed a 63 year curling career.  In 2000 when Humboldt hosted the Sask. Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Margaret was honored to throw the first rock in the opening ceremonies.  She was also honored with a pin for 50 years of curling.   Throughout her curling career she had many exciting games, but the one that stands out is the 8 ender in Pilger, Sask. on Feb 20, 1976.  One evening while at a house party near Caseyville School, Margaret met Gilbert Albers.  He became the love of her life and they married June 21, 1955 at St. James RC church.   Together they began their farming life in Marysburg in a two room home without any of today’s luxuries.  They were blessed with four children.  Margaret loved to work outdoors and had a passion for gardening.  They were awarded by winning the Communities in Bloom, rural, which Gilbert helped by building a beautiful bridge to accent her meticulously manicured flower garden.  A family tradition was to watch Bonanza on a Sunday night and share popcorn.  Popcorn was a staple in their family times together.  While living in Marysburg area, Margaret would always have the Assumption Church decorated with a wide variety of beautiful flowers for every occasion along with each Sunday’s mass.  Her family recalls the wonderful aroma of fresh buns baking when they entered the home and the mouth-watering flavor of those buns.  Due to Gilbert’s failing health, in October 1989 they moved to Humboldt.  Margaret continued to curl, play BINGO, volunteer and shop regularly at the Good Neighbor Store often referred to as the GNS.  Her flower gardens continued to be bigger and better every year.  She won the Communities in Bloom award several times and was very proud of those awards.  She continued her sewing skills right up until her untimely passing…..she had plans for one more denim project.  Many people will remember Margaret touring around in her little red truck.  Margaret was close to her immediate and extended family, she enjoyed spending time with her friends and in particular going for coffee.  Margaret will be sadly missed by her four children, 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; David Albers of Humboldt, Joseph Albers of Humboldt and family, Joelene (Matt) Linner and son Winston of Saskatoon; Amanda (Paul) Titman and children Lucas, William, Arie Anna of Saskatoon; Dawn Bergerman and children Ashtyn and Sierra of Humboldt; Brenda (Paul) Mitchell of Vulcan, AB and family, Michelle Katterhagen and children Kyler, Kate-lynn of Three Hills AB; Tanya (Les) Brown and children Denim, Raylene, Dawson and Sierra of Sundre AB; Travis (Michelle) Mitchell and children Jaden and Connor of Vulcan AB, Katherine Mitchell (Chris Hermann) and children Madison and Lane of Medicine Hat, AB and Tye Mitchell (Kelcie Ingram) of Moseley, AB; Catherine Dressler of Courtney, BC and family, Steven Dressler (fiancé Megan Brockman) of Humboldt, Donald Dressler (Julieann Stuckel) of St. Gregor, Kayla Dressler (fiancé Nick Anglos) of Saskatoon and Brittany (Taylor) Thibeault of Courtney, BC; Brothers and Sisters; Agnes Schemenauer (Leonard Arpp) of Humboldt, Helen (Donald) Hueser of Pilger, Annamarie Teiber of Lake Lenore, Alois Sterner (Lydia) of Melfort, Adolph Sterner of Saskatoon, Alfred Sterner of Annaheim, George Sterner of Melfort and David Sterner (Sue) of Whitehorse YT; Brother in law Ben Roenspies and numerous nieces and nephews.  Margaret was predeceased by her parents John and Kathrina Sterner, parents in law Joe and Catherine Albers, husband Gilbert Albers; siblings Mary Roenspies, Catherine (James) Meyers, Joe (Anne) Sterner, John Sterner Jr, Mike Sterner and half-brother John (Mary) Sterner; Brothers and sister in law Ted Schemenauer, Ed Teiber, Madalyn Sterner; and members of the Albers family.  A  prayer service was held at 7:30 PM on Tuesday March 31, 2015 presided by Nester Trach.  A funeral mass was held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday April 1, 2015 celebrated by Father Paul Paproski O.S.B. both services were held at St Augustine RC church Humboldt.  Interment followed at St Augustine RC.  Memorial donations in Margaret’s memory may be directed to Parkinson’s Society and Heart and Stroke foundation of Saskatchewan.


Gerald "Bud" Fisher

November 23, 1941 - March 21, 2015

Gerald “Bud” Fisher of Humboldt, SK passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015. No services were held.


Bernhard Klinger

April 11, 1965 - March 11, 2015

The sudden and unexpected passing of Bernhard Klinger, 49 years of the Jansen district, occurred on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.  Bernhard was born on April 11, 1965 at Wynyard to Herbert and Else (nee Grueger) Klinger.  He grew up on the family farm in the Jansen district, attending elementary school in Jansen and graduating from Lanigan High School in 1983.  In 1984, he attended the Hertzing Institute in Winnipeg where he obtained a degree in business systems and computer programming which included accounting.  From 1985 to 1993, Bernhard owned and operated a milk franchise for Dairy Producers Coop in Saskatoon.  The love of farming that was instilled in him at a young age called him back to Jansen in 1993.  From then until the present, he operated a cattle and grain farm.  Bernhard had a green thumb and loved gardening.  He lived a carefree life, enjoying entertaining others with his sense of humour.  He took up bead working for a time, creating many intricate keepsakes for his friends and family.  His happiest time was spent with his children.  He was like a kid himself, enjoying watching them jump in the swimming pool, shooting off fireworks, having weiner roasts and generally having a fun time with them.  He will be lovingly remembered by his four daughters and two sons: Amelia, Kendra, Keri, and Erin of Balgonie and Adam and Quinn of Kenaston; special friend, Crystal Wallas of Nokomis; and brother, Norbert Klinger (Laurie Kerr) of Semans and family Bob Kerr (Alicia Hickman) of Lanigan, Tamara Schuler of Edmonton, AB, Amanda Schuler and Katlyn Schuler, both of Semans and Kimberley Klinger of Powell River, BC.  Bernhard was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Else Klinger.


Helen Bernauer

March 8, 1932 - March 12, 2015

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of their beloved mother, Helen Bernauer on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Helen was born on March 8, 1932 to August and Helena Berting on the family farm in the Humboldt District. She attended Diamond Willow School and obtained her grade 8 education. Helen worked numerous jobs. Helen was living at home when she received a proposal in the mail, which she then traveled to Exshaw, Alberta to marry the love of her life, Wilfred Bernauer. The happy couple were married on October 31, 1951. They spent the next 55 years together. Helen is survived by her five children: Glen (Diane); Edwin (Lori); Tanya (Hank); Adele (Dave); Arlee (Della); and Jim Bursee who was like a son to her; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren plus one on the way and sister-in-law Marj Berting. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred; parents, August and Helena; three sisters: Ella, Regina and Agnes; and two brothers: Hubert and Norbert.



 Jack Dvernichuk

March 8, 1958 - February 26, 2015

After a very courageous battle with cancer the family is very saddened to announce that Mr. Jackie “Jack” Ray Dvernichuk, 56 years, of Lanigan passed away at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Jack was born on March 8, 1958 to Victor and Anne (nee Bryksa) at Foam Lake, SK.  He obtained his elementary education at Kuroki and graduated from Wadena Composite High School.  Shortly after graduation he married his high school sweetheart, the love of his life, Glynis Holte. He worked at a variety of jobs until entering the University of Regina where he  obtained his Local Government Degree.  Jack and Glynis then moved to Humboldt for one year where he served as the Secretary-Treasurer for the Town of Humboldt then off to Whitewood for four years where he was the Town Administrator. During this time they were blessed with three wonderful   children that Jack adored.  In 1985 they made one final move to Lanigan where Jack served as Town Administrator until present. Jack also enjoyed playing ball and hockey as a young person and then golfing became his game of choice as an adult.  His father role was very committed to his   children and their sports and other activities.  As a family, they enjoyed many camping trips at Buckhorn Bay.  Then Jack being the “master chef” he was when it came to barbequing would cook up the tastiest meal anyone had ever had. No one ever left with an empty stomach. Jack’s vacations were very well planned and the grandkids smiles were his top priority.  He enjoyed creating itineraries & budgets for everyone.  At the end of the day, he always had a recap of activities and the days budget. Jack was very dedicated to the Town of Lanigan, if there was a cause needed he would take charge and get things rolling for fundraising and volunteering.  Jack’s caring and giving personality showed strongly by the way he was always willing to help out in any way that was needed.  Some of his biggest projects were the building of the Lanigan Recreation Complex, his last project that had his passion flowing was the Lanigan Medical Clinic.  Unfortunately due to his failing health he was unable to continue on that project.  With this love for volunteering he believed in getting everyone involved, including his family.  Jack was always quick to volunteer his children for jobs that they now realize taught them many things about hard-work and dedication. He served on the executive of “UMAAS” Urban Municipal Administrators’ Association of Saskatchewan for four years. He also coached hockey for over 20 years, 10 of which were coaching and managing the Lanigan Pirates senior team.  The highlight of that career was coaching his son, Nic.  Jack was key in organizing the Sheldon Brookbank day to bring the Stanley Cup to Lanigan, as he had coached Sheldon in minor hockey. Every spring and summer you could find Jack out on the Golf course with family and friends. Jack enjoyed his annual guys golfing trip to the mountains. Jack was an avid gardener, every year he had a friendly veggie growing competition with his next door neighbour, Paul.  Jack and Glynis had many wonderful trips to Las Vegas. Some with family members and friends. Last fall, Jack, Glynis, their children and grandchildren enjoyed a very memorable vacation to Disneyland that brought him so much joy and happiness. Jack also held his Ukrainian Heritage very close to his heart. Jack’s wonderful, fun-loving, caring and giving personality will definitely be missed in the community of Lanigan, but especially by his family. Jack will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years GLYNIS (nee Holte) Dvernichuk of Lanigan; three children and seven grandchildren: Jodi (Shawne) Daviduk of Weyburn and children Tessa, Alexie  and Rylen; Nic (Amanda) Dvernichuk of Lanigan and children Dayden and Cohen; Jacque (Corey) Hinz of Saskatoon and children Chase and Rhett; two sisters and one brother: Gail Dvernichuk of Wadena, Diane (Don) Helberg  of Yorkton and Thel Dvernichuk (Lea) of Seba Beach, AB; brothers and sisters-in-law: Myron Holte (Sharon) of Wadena, Gail (Brian) Donald of Jansen and Mavis (Dwayne) Bobinski of Wadena; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his parents Victor and Anne (nee Bryksa) Dvernichuk and parents-in-law Chris and Margaret (nee Johnston) Holte.  A Celebration of Life was on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. from the Lanigan Community Center.  Led by, Jack Robson.  Interment will follow at a later date at the Lanigan Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Jack’s memory may be directed to Lanigan Golf & Country Club or Lanigan Arena Complex. 


Eleanor Engele

February 8, 1918 - March 1, 2015

It is with great sadness but with thankfulness for a life well lived that the family announces the passing of our beautiful sister-in-law and aunt, Eleanor Pulcheria Engele 97 years, of Quill Plains Centennial Lodge Watson on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her family.  Eleanor was born on February 8, 1918 to Gustave and Elizabeth (nee Lief) Engele at Carmel, SK.  Eleanor was one of nine children. She obtained her schooling at Highgate School.  Eleanor remained on the family farm to assist with duties needed to help her father with her siblings due to her mother’s battle with cancer.  In 1948 Eleanor left Carmel to become Fr. Alphonse Ludwig’s housekeeper at St, Benedict.  She continued as his housekeeper in other parishes to which he was assigned and so she also lived at Englefeld, Naicam and Humboldt.  She was well known by many of the abbey priests who happened to stop by for one of her tasty meals.  When Fr. Alphonse retired Eleanor moved back to Carmel after 36 years to look after him. Eleanor thoroughly enjoyed her time in Carmel where she found joy in the serenity of nature and loved the peace and quiet of the country.  Following his passing she remained at the Carmel Parish rectory until she retired. She also was an Oblate for many years.  Eleanor was very devoted to her daily prayers her bible was an example of how it was used with the tattered corners and faded print. The appearance of her bible is a reminder to her family of what everyone’s bible should look like! Her riches were in prayer not in material items. She was very active in the CWL over the years. In November of 2003 Eleanor moved to the Harry Ford Center in Humboldt where she enjoyed visiting with her family and helping others. Due to failing health in September of 2013 she moved to Quill Plains Centennial Lodge in Watson where she remained until present.  While there she loved to spend time doing cross word puzzles to keep her mentally sharp, which worked.  At the age of 97 she still was very interested in her family and local news by reading newspapers especially the Prairie Messenger.  The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Lodge for the care, compassion shown to Eleanor and family members during Eleanor’s stay and especially during her last days.  Eleanor will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sister-in-law Julia Engele of Humboldt, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Eleanor was predeceased by her parents Gustave and Elizabeth Engele; eight siblings and their partners: Barbara Engele (1903), Frances (John) Rotzinger (1978), Mary Ann (Michael) Hepp (1998), Michael (Martha) Engele (1985), Henry Engele, (1982), Verena Engele (1932), Albert (Anne) Engele (1997), Roman (Margaret) Engele 2002. A Prayer Service was held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. from Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home Hwy 5 East Humboldt.  A Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Augustine R. C. Church Humboldt.  Celebrated by, Fr. Paul Paproski OSB. Interment followed at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R. C. Cemetery Carmel, SK. Memorial donations in Eleanor’s memory may be directed to St. Peters’ Abbey (make cheques payable to: Order of St. Benedict Box 10 Muenster, SK S0K 2Y0) Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, Watson or St. Augustine R.C. Church Building Fund.


Ethel Schlacter

October 17, 1921 - February 22, 2015

It is with great sadness the family announces the death of Mrs. Ethel Gladys (nee Kennedy) Schlacter 93 years of St. Mary’s Villa Humboldt on Sunday, February 22, 2015.  Ethel was born on October 17, 1921 to John and Ada (nee Angevine) Kennedy at Port Phillip, NS.  She attended Rockley School until 1929 when her family moved to Saskatchewan and settled in the Morvin district. In 1940 she married Peter Schlacter and moved to Lucusville where they began their mixed farming career and they later moved to the Hillsley district to continue their mixed farming. In 1952 they were blessed with the adoption of Gaye and Gary at 15 months of age. The family moved to town in 1957 for the winter months and back to the farm for the summer.  In 1959 Pete and Ethel purchase the Bowling Alley in Humboldt which they operated until 1963.  Ethel was a true homemaker of her generation... large vegetable garden, preserving fruits and vegetables, baking (a special treat were her homemade buns and pies), and all the extras to make for a happy home. She did a lot of crocheting and knitting in her earlier years on the farm but went on to sewing which lead her to leading a 4H group in sewing.  Ethel could always be found helping Pete with farm chores… hauling grain during harvest, chasing and milking cows and raising chickens and ducks. In 1972 Ethel and Pete retired to Humboldt. Ethel then became more active in curling, bowling, church organizations and spending quality time with her grandchildren. In 1998 Pete passed away. Due to health issues, in 2000 Ethel moved to Bethany and later St. Mary’s Villa where she resided until present. Ethel will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by: Gary (Gwen) Schlacter and family; Tracy (Curt) Bells and children Cole and Jade; Colin (Britany) Schlacter and children Lexi and Brielle; and Regan Schlacter all of Humboldt; Gaye (Trent) Burkart of Pilger and family; Kery Hoffman and children Brittany, Jade and Ethan all of Prince Albert; and Kim Hoffman and daughter Shylo both of Edmonton, AB. Ethel was predeceased by her husband Pete; parents Ada and John Kennedy; brothers: Walter, Howard, Lawrence and Evan (Ethel’s twin); sisters: Muriel, Marian, and Edith; and by numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.  A Funeral Service was held on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. from Westminster United Church Humboldt, officiated by Rev. Brenda Curtis. Internment followed at the Humboldt Public Cemetery beside her husband Pete.  Memorial donations in Ethel’s memory may be directed to Alzheimer’s Society of Saskatchewan, St. Mary’s Villa Foundation or Humboldt District Hospital Foundation


Kathleen Marshall

                                                       July 15, 1927 - February 17, 2015

Marshall, Kathleen (Kay) Margaret (née
Helliwell) passed peacefully on February 17, 2015 at the age of 87.  Predeceased by her loving husband Robert (Bert) Marshall, she will be dearly missed by son Stan (Anne) Marshall of Ottawa, daughter Geraldine (Terry) Bialkoski of The Pas, daughter Colleen (Allen) Baumann of St. Benedict, granddaughters April (Troy) Carnegie of The Pas, Crystal (Craig) DeSpiegelaere of Shilo, Pamela (Joey) Adam of Humboldt, Kristen Marshall and Alexandra Marshall of Ottawa, grandson Willie (Jolene) Baumann of St. Benedict and great grandchildren Emma and Sam Carnegie of The Pas, Callee and Owen DeSpiegelaere of Shilo, Georgia and Gavin Adam of Humboldt, Kaden Baumann of St. Benedict , as well as step-granddaughters Natalie Malek (Matthew Pollesel) of Ottawa and Sophie Malek (Michael Warner) of  Toronto.  Born in Pontefract, England, Kay moved to Canada at a very young age and lived in Miami, Birtle, Altamont, The Pas, MB, and Cudworth, SK before spending her final years at Bethany Pioneer Village in Middle Lake, SK.  A private family memorial will be held at a later date.  If friends so wish donations to Bethany Pioneer Village Box 8, Middle Lake, SK S0K 2X0, would be graciously appreciated by the family.


Allan "Rusty" Staub

 January 16, 1953 -February 13, 2015

The sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Allan “Rusty” James Staub, 62 years of Humboldt, occurred on Friday, February 13, 2015. Rusty was born on January 16, 1953 at St. Brieux to Imra “Jim” and Lena (nee Piatt) Staub.  He grew up and went to school in St. Brieux.  Rusty moved to Humboldt where he worked first at the Co-op Grocery Store as the produce manager and then at the OK Economy as the assistant manager.  On August 20, 1977, he married Liola Gray.  They made their home in Humboldt where they raised their three children.  Making a career change, Rusty gained employment at PCS Lanigan Division, where he worked underground for 27 years, retiring in 2008.  Since retiring, he has kept busy working for various companies at the BHP Billiton mine site. At present was he was employed with Chinook Pipeline Inc. In his younger years, Rusty enjoyed fishing with his father-in-law and he was gifted at woodworking.  Rusty took great    pride in their yard and spent many hours doing yard work and gardening.  Above all, his greatest source of pride and joy were his children and grandchildren.  Rusty will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 37 years LIOLA Staub of Humboldt; their three children and three grandchildren: Ryan Staub (Susan) Stevenson  and Jillene (Rob) Enns and family Taya and Kade, all of Regina, and Michael Staub and daughter, Emily of Saskatoon; two brothers and five sisters: Bob (Georgina) Piatt of Saskatoon, Florence (Harvey) Woods of Lone Rock, SK, Alice (James)  Anderson of Slave Lake, AB, Rose (Scott) Cann of Swift Current, Emma Staub, Mary Reves and Tony Staub, all of St. Brieux; in-laws of the Gray family; and by his numerous dear nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Lena Staub; grandson, Aiden Staub; parents-in-law, John and Helen Gray; brother-in-law Bert Reves and sister-in-law, Jane Fischer. The Funeral Mass for Rusty was held on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt, celebrated by Fr. Ephriam Mensah. Interment followed in the St. Augustine Parish Cemetery, Humboldt. Memorial Donations in Rusty’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan or the Canadian Cancer Society. 


Evelyn Ross

October 5, 1915 - February 8, 2015

We are saddened to announce the passing of our dearly loved mother, Evelyn Ross (nee Gosling), on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at the age of 99.  Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, James Stewart Ross, and all her brothers and sisters Mae, Reg and Cyril Gosling, Phyllis Davis, Gwen Burns and Kathleen Freeman.  Evelyn is survived by her daughters and their families:  Pat (Jerome) Winkel, Donna (Darrin) Karle, Sandra (Donald) Weir, and Janice (Perry) Szabo as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren:  Bradley Winkel, Mikeal (Nancy) Pavloff & children Eric, Jack and Sarah; Joanna Pavloff and son Duncan; Taylor Weir and son Cohen; Alicia and Elizabeth Szabo.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews across Canada and the United States.  Evelyn was born and raised in Battleford, SK.  She moved to Saskatoon when she married and spent most of the rest of her life here.  She taught public school until her retirement. She was a long-standing member of Knox United Church and the Order of the Eastern Star #4.  We would like to thank the staff at Cedar Gardens Personal Care Home for their kind care for Mom in her final months.  Funeral Services were held at Knox United Church, Saskatoon on Saturday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Evelyn may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Knox United Church or a charity of your choice.


Mildred Fischl

Mildred was born Oct. 6. 1936 in the town of Brooksby Sask. (Sec. 24.TP46, Rge 16, W2nd).to Jim Drader and Vi (nee Wheeler). Mildred lived in a variety of locations (Brooksby, Estevan, Orley, Red Deer, Clemenceau, Verndale, Middle Lake, and Humboldt) due to her dad’s work and army career. Mildred took her schooling in Clemenceau, Verndale and Middle Lake. Mildred started working in the Middle Lake restaurant for Joe and Julia Fischl (who later became her mother and father in-law). Mildred worked and learned bookkeeping at Central Motors garage in Humboldt; she then went to Regina where she worked at the Kings Hotel for approximately one year. Carl Fischl and Mildred were married Feb. 14 1956 at Faith Lutheran Church in Middle Lake. Carl and Mildred bought the corner store in partners with Carl's sister Margaret and Steve Hall in 1956. After about a year, Steve and Margaret moved the grocery business next door to the Co-op. Carl and Mildred continued to live in corner store, their residence for the next 48 years. It was here that they raised their two sons, David was born April 7, 1957 and James was born April 30, 1958. Mildred worked part time for Tony Folk in the grocery store and part time at the post office. She started work at the Credit Union in May 1965 and retired 25 years later in 1990. Mildred’s family was very important to her and she was especially happy each time it expanded; first to include the daughter-in-laws, David married Clara on July 30th, 1977 and James married Brenda on August 1, 1981; and then as each of her five grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren were born. Mildred always enjoyed camping, fishing and being with family. Carl and Mildred loved dancing and during their retirement years, they’d travel around in their motor home during the summer, taking in 8-10 polka fests per year. They also travelled to many warm destinations such as Texas, Hawaii, Las Vegas and Apache Junction. . After Carl had passed away in 2004, Mildred found a very special person to join in her life travels (Aylmer Schmid). He also enjoyed traveling and the two of them travelled to the east coast of Canada and throughout the western United States. Mildred continued to reside at home until her health started to fail, when she moved to Bethany Pioneer Village. This became her last move. Mildred will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her two sons, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren: David (Clara) Fischl of Prince Albert and family, Alison (Mike) Bell of Saskatoon and children, Noah, Emma and Reese; Janelle (Kerry) Nice of Edmonton, AB, and children Kaylem, Ava and Everett; and Chad (Bailey) Fischl of Saskatoon; Jim (Brenda) Fischl of Regina and family Lionel (Janine) Fischl and their daughter Adalyn of Regina; and Dawn (Kris) Blyth and their daughter Jordan of Regina; three brothers: Dave (Verna) Drader of Kamloops, BC; Harry (Bea) Drader of Cudworth; and Ed (Peggy) Drader of Sorrento, BC; Mildred’s special friend Aylmer Schmid of Middle Lake; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Carl Fischl; her parents, James and Violet Drader; and by one brother, Dennis (Gladys) Drader. A Funeral Service for Mildred was held on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. from Faith Lutheran Church, Middle Lake. Memorial donations in Mildred’s memory may be made to Bethany Pioneer Village.


Herbert Klinger

The death of Mr. Herbert Klinger, 90 years of Jansen, occurred on Monday, February 9, 2015.  Herbert was born on May 27, 1924 in Planetzen, Lettland (Latvia) to Andrew and Luise (nee Redlich) Klinger.  In 1949, he came with his family from Germany to Canada.  They arrived in Halifax and travelled by train to Jansen, arriving on Jan. 18, 1949.  After becoming acquainted with the changes of living in Canada, Herbert went to New Sarepta, AB to work for his uncle Arnold Redlich.  He returned to the Prairie Rose area in 1950, purchased some farm land and farmed with his parents until they moved to Regina in 1956.  He ventured out to Ontario to work for the winter, returning to the farm for the summer and then to Regina the following fall.  In 1959, he met Else Grueger in Regina and they married in Trinity Lutheran Church in Regina on July 18, 1959.  They continued farming, and raised their two sons on the family farm.  In 2009 Herbert and Else celebrated 50 years of marriage.  Else spent a number of years in the Lanigan Hospital Long Term Care and passed away on March 29, 2014.  Herbert continued to live on the farm until the present.  Herbert will be lovingly remembered by his two sons and their families:  Norbert Klinger (Laurie Kerr) of Semans and family Bob Kerr (Alicia Hickman) of Lanigan, Tamara Schuler of Edmonton, AB, 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 brother, Ewalt Klinger of Regina; one sister, Agnes Leipert of Germany and numerous nieces and nephews from both locations.  He was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Luise Klinger; wife, Else Klinger; and brothers: Arthur, Otto, Paul, Albert and Karl Klinger.  The Funeral Service for Herbert was held on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Jansen.  Interment followed in the Jansen Community Cemetery.  Memorial Donations in Herbert’s memory may be made to the Jansen Community Cemetery Fund. 


Geraldine "Gerry" Kalinski

June 10, 1944 - February 5, 2015

The peaceful death of Mrs. Geraldine “Gerry” Kalinski (nee Krentz), 70 years of Bruno, occurred on Thursday, February 5, 2015, surrounded by her family.  Gerry was born on June 10, 1944 in Humboldt to Peter and Catherine (nee Roth) Krentz.  She grew up on the family farm in the Bruno.  She went to school in Bruno and then attended the St. Ursuline Academy.  Gerry married Douglas Kalinski on May 10, 1961 and they made their home in Bruno.  She kept busy raising their family for the first years of their marriage.  Once the children were older, she began working at Pulvermachers Store.  Over the years, she also worked at Jules Shop Rite and the Coop.  She finished her working career at the Ursuline Academy, retiring when it closed.  Throughout the years, their family enjoyed many summers camping and fishing at Wakaw Lake and many other Saskatchewan lakes.  Gerry loved gardening and her flower gardens that graced their yard were always beautiful.  She kept busy each summer, canning the produce from her bountiful garden.  Gerry loved becoming a grandma and spending time with her granddaughters and then later her great grandchildren.  Gerry will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband DOUGLAS Kalinski of Bruno; two daughters, four granddaughters and seven great grandchildren:  Cindy (Al) MacFarlane of Meadow Lake, SK and family Christa Boutin (Clay Ness) and daughter Brooklyne of Lacombe, AB and Cara Boutin (Trevor Sergent) and children Deagen and Tikka of Lloydminster, SK; and Patty Kalinski (Wayne Honish) of Wilkie, SK and family Carla Honish (Jamie Camsell) and children Morgan, Rilea and Caleb of Saskatoon, and Cora Lee Honish (Rob Magensen) and son Remi of Saskatoon; five brothers:  Francis (Rose) Krentz, Joe (Loretta) Krentz, Sylvester (Marion) Krentz, Dennis Krentz (Mildred), and Bernard (Annella) Krentz; three sisters: Marion Richardson, Diane (Ken) Megyesi, and Kathy (Len) Steckler; sister-in-law, Kathy Krentz and numerous nieces and nephews.   Gerry was predeceased by her son, Kevin Kalinski; parents, Peter and Catherine Krentz; sisters, Florence (Frank) Yungwirth and Bernadette Krentz (in infancy); brothers, Ray Krentz and Edward Krentz (in infancy); sisters-in-law: Rosalie Krentz and Diana Weiman Krentz; brothers-in-law: Frank Richardson and Matt Renneberg; and nephew, Larry Krentz.  The Funeral Mass for Gerry was held on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bruno Roman Catholic Church, Bruno, celebrated by Fr. Joseph Ackerman, OSB.  Memorial Donations in Gerry’s memory may be made to the St. Bruno Roman Catholic Church or the Bruno Friendship Center.


Elsie Indzeoski

January 7, 1923 - February 2, 2105

It is with great sadness but with thankfulness for a life well lived that the family announces the passing of our beautiful mother Elsie. Elsie is survived by her four daughters, ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren: AUDREY Trulicz and family Tammy (Michael) Kanak and their children Caleb, Sarah and Rebecca, Shawna (Terry) Hersikorn and their children Quinn and Jacob, Lisa (Dave) Reams and their daughter Brooke, Kim Trulicz, and Amanda (Matt) Lapointe and their children Elsie and Hazel; ELORIE (Richard) Samoil and family Gailynn (Wayne) Cust and their daughter Aisceln, Noel Samoil and Michael Samoil and his children Aurora, Isabelle and Hunter; ROSE (Alex) Giannakos and their son Stavros Giannakos; and RONA (Ted) Tremblay and their daughter Nicole Tremblay and her children Toni and Jack Pollries; four brothers: Peter, Paul, Maurice (Elsie) and Joe (Carolyn) Sabadash; three sisters: Pauline Ezako, Phyllis Tataryn and Ollie Beque; in-laws: Pauline Komarniki, Roman (Ann) Indzeoski, Harry Indzeoski, and Sally Indzeoski. Elsie was predeceased by her husband Mike; parents, John and Anne Sabadash; sisters, Mary Sakowski-Meldowych and Anna Komora; in-laws, Mike Meldowych, Alex Ezako, Nick Tataryn, Norm Beque, Frank Komora, Helen Sabadash and Ellen Sabadash, Tony and Mary Indzeoski, Nick and Janet Indzeoski, Frank and Helen Indzeoski, John Indzeoski, Mary and Alex Gabruch, Jenny and Tony Smud, Fred and Verna Boyenko, and Bill Komarniki; and son-in-law, Joe Trulicz. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 6, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. from St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt, SK. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in memory of Elsie to the All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Church or the Humboldt District Hospital Foundation.


Edna Voldeng

August 4, 1912 - January 26, 2015

The peaceful death of Mrs. Edna Irene Voldeng (nee Thom), 102 years of Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, Watson occurred on Monday, January 26, 2015.  Edna was born in Bradwell, SK on August 4, 1912 to Daniel and Annie Laurie (nee Hughes) Thom.  She grew up there and attended school.  In her early teens, the family moved to the Spalding area.  She worked for area families helping with domestic duties for a number of years.  On November 30, 1938, Edna married Jens Voldeng.  They farmed in the Spalding area, where they raised their family of three children.  Although necessities of the time, Edna excelled at baking and gardening, loving the time spent doing these tasks.  She had a green thumb that could make anything grow and thrive.  Over the years, she was involved in the White Dove Society, the Dovre Lutheran Ladies and the New Horizons Seniors Club in Spalding.  Above all, Edna’s family was the most important part of her life.  She was thrilled as it grew to include grandchildren and great grandchildren and she cherished each new member of the family.  Jens passed away in 1995 and Edna continued to live in their home until 1998 when she moved into a smaller senior duplex, living independently until past her 100th birthday.  For the last couple of years, she has been a resident of the Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, where she quickly endeared the staff to her.  Edna will be lovingly remembered by her three children, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren:  HARVEY Voldeng of Ashton, ON; LINDA (Oswald) Leicht of Spalding and family Troy (Bonnie) Leicht and children Julia and Levi of Naicam and Kim Leicht of Yorkton; and RON (Claire) Voldeng of Ladysmith, BC and family Jason (Lisa) Voldeng and children, Elle and Shea of Edmonton, AB and Renelle (Todd) Reid and children, Everett and Lachlan of Winnipeg, MB; three sisters:  Verna Scherr of Ladysmith, BC, Della Ellingson of New Westminster, BC, and Hazel Ellingson of Flin Flon, MB; sister-in-law, Lily Thom of Surrey, BC; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Edna was predeceased by her parents, Daniel and Annie Laurie Thom; husband, Jens Voldeng; daughter-in-law, Evelyne Voldeng; three brothers: Charlie (Fern) Thom, Donald (Marie) Thom, and Elmer Thom; sister, Alice (Richard) Voldeng; and brothers-in-law:  Peter Scherr, Edward Ellingson and Clarence Ellingson.  The Funeral Service for Edna was held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Spalding Heritage Church.  Interment followed in the Dovre Lutheran Cemetery, Spalding.  Memorial Donations in Edna’s memory may be made to the Quill Plains Centennial Lodge-Heritage Garden Project. 


 Robert Dickson

June 22, 1926 - January 14, 2015

The peaceful death of Mr. Robert “Bob” Dickson, 88 years of Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, Watson occurred on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.  Bob was born on June 22, 1926 at Watson to Robert and Germaine (nee Knap) Dickson.  He grew up on the farm in the Wimmer area.  On October 17, 1949, Bob married Delia Laybourne of Lampard.  They settled on the family farm, where they looked after the daily operations of the mixed farm and raised their three children.  Bob’s favourite part of farming was raising his cattle.  He was an active member of his community, serving on many local boards over the years.  In February 1981, they moved to Wadena although they still spent plenty of time out at the farm, which their son Wayne had taken over.  They enjoyed 30 years in Wadena before moving to Evergreen Country Home in LeRoy in 2011.  A few months later, needing more care, Bob moved to the Quill Plains Centennial Lodge in Watson where he lived until the present.   Bob will be lovingly remembered by his two children, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren:  Wayne (Connie) Dickson of Watson and family Jolene Figurski and children Presley and Karson of Martensville, Kalin Dickson (Matt Anderson) of Nipawin, and Landon Dickson of Watson; and Beverley Dickson (Rob) and family Darla Isaac (Mike) and children Keigan and Ethen, and Thomas Grossland, all of Saskatoon; one sister, Jean Gourley of Saskatoon; brother-and-sister-in-law, Raymond (Ruth) Laybourne of Humboldt; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Germaine Dickson; wife, Delia Dickson; son, Robbie Dickson; and brother-in-law, Daryl Gourley.  As per Bob’s wishes, there will not be a funeral service.  Interment will take place in the spring in the Watson Public Cemetery. 


Sherry Kalthoff

October 10, 1957 - January 15, 2015

Sharon “Sherry” was born to Adolf and Alice (nee Loeffler) Lang on October 10, 1957 in Humboldt, SK. She grew up and attended school in Middle Lake. On February 15, 1975, Sherry married the love of her life, Myles Kalthoff. Together the happy couple farmed in the Fulda area and raised three boys. Later in years when the boys were in school, Sherry went back to school where she took accounting and insurance courses. She pursued her profession in accounting and insurance with Hergott, Seidel & Associates for the last 18 years until recently retiring on April 30, 2014. Sherry loved the fun things in life such as having supper in the field with family and friends, camping, fishing, vacationing (enjoying hot holidays every winter), computer games and of course the Shopping Channel. Sherry’s true pride and joy were spending time with Myles, her boys and the grandkids. Family was the utmost importance to her. Sherry will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 39 years, Myles Kalthoff of Humboldt; their three sons and four grandchildren: Brendan (Amy) Kalthoff and children Delaney and Kaybri of Humboldt; Kirby Kalthoff and son Dylan of Humboldt; and Kyle Kalthoff (fiancée Cori-Lynn Rutter) and son Kenneth of Humboldt; sisters: Jeannette (Donald) Hoffman of Middle Lake; and Arlene (Cliff) Wedewer of Cudworth; brother-in-law, Doug Wedewer of Cudworth; in-laws: Karen (Ralph) Fleischhacker of Humboldt; Wayne Kalthoff of Humboldt; and Neil (Maryann) Kalthoff of Demeter, AB; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Sherry was predeceased by her parents, Adolf and Alice Lang; daughter, Holly Kalthoff in infancy, December 6, 1985; sister, Brenda Wedewer; sister-in-law, Caroline Kalthoff; parents-in-law, Sylvester Kalthoff, Lydia Kloppenburg and Henry Kloppenburg. A Prayer Service for Sherry was held on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. presided by Nestor Trach.  A Funeral Mass was offered on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Paul Paproski, OSB. Both services took place at St. Augustine R.C. Church. Interment followed at St. Joseph’s R.C. Cemetery, Fulda, SK. Memorial donations in Sherry’s memory may be directed to either The Liver Foundation or Humboldt District Hospital General Equipment Fund.


Dorothy Doepker


April 5, 1925 - January 7, 2015

It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Dorothy on January 7, 2015.  Dorothy was born in Watson on April 5, 1925 to Josephine (Zupancic) and Leopold Knafelc.  Dorothy was the youngest of eight children.  She took her high school education at St. Ursuline Academy at Bruno.  She then attended Normal School and received her teaching certificate.  She taught at Attica and Iron Spring Schools.  Dorothy met Edward Doepker and they married on July 19, 1948.  Together they farmed near Watson for 57 years.  They raised eight children who gave them many wonderful memories.  Dorothy’s interest was pottery and card making.  Her passion was Pro-Life, Carriage for Care Fundraiser, and Plant a Tree for Life.  Throughout her life she was a deeply faithful woman.  She was a choir member, lector, and President of the CWL.  Another ministry was to visit the sick, visit the Lodge Residents, and she never hesitated to help someone in need of food or clothing.  She will be lovingly remembered by her eight children, 20 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren:  EVELYN (Frank) McEvoy of Airdrie, AB and family, Kevin (Sandra) McEvoy and children, Damon and AlenaDarrell McEvoy, and Cindy (Miles) Chisholm and children, Kya, Jaxon and Brystol; BRIAN (Kathy) Doepker of Saskatoon, SK and family, Trevor (Angee) Doepker and children,  Antonio, Ricardo and Daniella, Maureen (Curtis) Pozniak and children, Marcus and Jonathon, and Michelle Doepker; KEN Doepker of Airdrie, AB and family, Kimberly (James) Doepker–Mitchell and children, Madison, Bricklyn, Indie and Lachlan; MARVIN (Audrey) Doepker of Saskatoon, SK and family, Chris (Janel) Doepker and children, Torin, Ellis and Kerr, Craig (Colleen) Doepker and children, Christopher and Finnian, and Bradley (Kayty) Doepker and daughter, Alexis; MURRAY (Fay) Doepker of Saskatoon, SK and  family, Melissa (Jeremy) Hosegood, Deanna (Drew) Yung and Megan (Carlos) Torrico and daughter, Stella; BILL (Heather) Doepker of Calgary, AB and family, Teigan (Nick) Doepker-Thielen and children, Easton and Noah and Brittani Doepker; COLLEEN (Eugene) Muyres of St. Gregor, SK and family, Amanda (John) Enns and Sarah Muyres; and DONNA (Bruce) Becker of Naicam, SK and family, Amber Becker, Joshua Becker and  Jordan Becker;  sister, Agnes Gerspacher of Watson, three sisters-in-law, Louise Knafelc, Marge Doepker and Genevieve Murphy; and  numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Edward; her parents, Leopold and Josephine Knafelc;  two brothers, four sisters and two infant grandchildren.  The Prayer Service for Dorothy was held on Sunday, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. and the Funeral Mass was held on Monday, January 12 at 10:30 a.m.  Both services were held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Watson.  Interment followed in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dorothy’s memory may be directed to Carlton Trail Pro Life or Sacred Heart Church, Watson.


Benedict "Ben" Seidel

November 12, 1932 - December 30, 2014

It is with heavy hearts the family of Ben Seidel, 82 years of Lakeview Pioneer Lodge, Wakaw and formerly of Bruno announces his passing on Tuesday, December 30, 2014   at his residence. Ben was born on November 12, 1932 in Bruno to John and Veronica (nee Schriml) Seidel the eldest of five sons.  He obtained his education in Bruno. He grew up on the family farm.  Ben loved all aspects of farming right from a little boy. He helped out at the family Dairy farm and later   began to farm on his own. On August 21, 1963 he married the love of his life Annavon Meyer at St. Bruno R. C. Church and together they began their farming career. Throughout Ben’s working life he had many jobs. He worked at the post office, Bruno Rural Telephone, and was the Imperial Oil Agent in Bruno for 30 years, but his life passion was farming.  He loved his chickens and gave them special treatment.  He never entered the chicken coop unannounced; he would knock before entering as not to scare them.  Ben would hand wash every egg to make sure they were   perfectly cleaned. Ben and Annavon enjoyed many casino bus trips, not necessarily for gambling but to check out the country side and spent  hours visiting and getting to know many people. They also traveled to BC to visit family many times.  Ben spent hours reading current and past events, his passion was to read the Western Producer, front to back and a dozen times over. He was a very social person who knew many people near and far. Ben was into recycling before recycling was cool! He fixed absolutely everything that could be fixed and only when it was unfixable would he then part with the item.  He would darn socks, repair gloves, mitts and any other item large or small that needed attention. He would spend hours in his shop tinkering. That is where he had two special drawers – one for old farming magazines and the other full of candy for when he would have special visitors like his grandchildren. Every Saturday night the radio would be dialled on the station where the Polka Party Dance Time would air. Ben loved to listen to polka music.  Ben always saw the good in everyone and was a very fair man always sharing his business with every retailer around the area.  Ben was involved in many community organizations; Knights of Columbus, Bruno Seniors Center, and Credit Union Board.  Ben’s loving, caring and gentle personality will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 51 years, ANNAVON Seidel of Bruno; four children, 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren: Michele (Wayne) Hoppe of Bruno and family: Shane (Tricia) Hoppe of Bruno and baby due Feb. 4th, Kimberly (Dustin) Folk of Saskatoon and baby due Jan. 4th, Stephanie (Devon) Dosch of Saskatoon and Hillary (Jonathon) Kochan of Wakaw and daughter Peyton; Jody (Arden) Sobush and family Landon and Mikayla; Chris (Rhonda) Seidel and family Jayden and Rylan; and Peggy (Roger) Dauvin and family Jensen, Blake, and Tori all of Saskatoon; brothers: Mark (Shirley) Seidel of Humboldt and Henry (Donna) Seidel of Saskatoon; mother-in-law Frances Meyer of Kamloops, BC, brothers and sisters-in-law: Duane (Eileen) Meyer, Cathy (Brian) Schriml and Colleen (Gord) Meyer all of Kamloops, BC; and numerous nieces and  nephews. Ben was predeceased by his parents John and Veronica Seidel, brothers: Gilbert and Raymond; and sister-in-law Marj  and father-in-law Francis Meyer.  A Prayer Service was held on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm and the Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Both services were held from St. Bruno R.C. Church Bruno, SK. Interment followed at St. Bruno R.C. Cemetery. Memorial Donations in Ben’s memory may be directed to the Bruno Seniors Center, St. Bruno Parish, Parkinson’s Society of Saskatchewan, or Lakeview Pioneer Lodge, Wakaw.  Arrangements were entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt.  (306) 682-1622.


Anthony "Tony" Koob

January 25, 1923 - November 7, 2014

Peacefully on Friday, November 7, 2014 at Quill Plains Centennial Lodge in Watson, SK in his 92nd year, Tony, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend laid down to rest one last time. Tony was born January 25, 1923 and was raised by his parents, Dominic and Anna Koob, on the family homestead farm in the Meacham district. He attended Lucasville School followed by high school at St. Peter’s College in Muenster, SK. Tony then received his Diploma of Vocational Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK. On April 22, 1952 Tony married the love of his life, Mary Hofmann, daughter of Joseph and Anne (Loehr) Hofmann. After 36 years of farming, custom grain cleaning and together raising a family in the Meacham district Tony and Mary retired in Humboldt. Tony continued volunteering many joyous hours to the restoration of antiques at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon and helping out at threshing shows in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba. Together Tony and Mary travelled to visit their children who were by this time settled in far-off places, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta and Germany. Attending auctions was a favourite spring and fall pastime for Tony but his lifelong passion was collecting and restoring antique tractors and cars. In his early retirement years Tony took great pride in professionally restoring his 1929 Essex car. Never idle, Tony at the age of 86, started the restoration of his beloved 1928 Studebaker car and worked on it well into the last month of his life. Tony is the cherished father of: Ron (Carol) Koob of Kingston, ON; Jeanette (Rick) Wagner of Elgin, ON; Pat (Fred) Kessler of Water Valley, AB; and Ken (Brenda) Koob of Cochrane, AB. Loving grandfather of: James (Chi) Kessler; Meagan Kessler; Jeffrey (Megan) Koob; Victoria Wagner; Katie Koob and Claire Koob. Treasured great-grandfather of: Erik Kessler. Tony will be remembered by his brothers and sisters: Clement Koob; Louise Stang; Louis Koob; Francis (Rose) Koob; Cecelia (Mike) McGrath; and his sisters and brothers-in-law: Daniel Loehr; Julie Matioli; Rose Boltz; Raymond (Millie) Hofmann; Dorothy Hofmann; Jerome (Rita) Hofmann; and by cousins, nieces, nephews and long time friends. Waiting for Tony in heaven with open arms are his beloved wife Mary; his parents, Dominic and Anna; his brothers and sisters: Leona Boyle, Stella Loehr, and Daniel Koob; his parents-in-law: Joseph, Anne (Loehr) and Mary (Zimmerman) Hofmann; and his brothers and sisters-in-law: Ray Boyle; Clara Koob; Mearl Koob; Helen Koob; Jack Stang; Caroline and Bernard Knittig; George and Margaret Hofmann; Joe and Margaret Hofmann; Tino Matioli and Dan Boltz. A very special thank you to the Humboldt Home Care staff for the many years of loving care you gave our Dad so that he could remain living independently in his beloved little house for all of those bonus years. You were part of his closest family, his lifeline and he missed you dearly. A sincere thank you to the nurses and staff at Watson Quill Plains Centennial Lodge for the gentle and patient care that you gave our Dad during his short stay. And thank you Dr. O for all the years of compassionate medical care you gave our Dad. A Funeral Mass celebrating Tony’s life took place at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Muenster, SK at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, celebrated by Fr. Daniel Muyres OSB. Interment followed at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Memorial donations in Tony’s memory may be directed to St. Peter’s Cathedral Cemetery Fund (Muenster) or St. Anthony’s Cemetery Fund (Meacham).



 Vernon Engele

May 4, 1955 - November 26, 2014

Vern was born May 4, 1955. He attended Carmel School from grade K - 8. He then graduated from Humboldt Collegiate Institute and then attended Moose Jaw Technical Institute where he obtained his Journeymen Electrician Certificate. On July 6, 1979, he married the love of his life, Valerie Freistadt. They made their home in Carmel, where they raised three daughters. Vernon worked at the Colonsay Potash mine where he worked as an electrician until 1985, when he quit to continue on with the family farm which consisted of hogs and grain. While seeding and harvesting he was always on the lookout for wildlife. Vernon enjoyed playing curling and fastball and competed at many tournaments and sport days. Vernon was an active member and president of the Humboldt Wildlife Federation. He was also involved with the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation as a Region One Director for 4 years. He also enjoyed teaching Hunter Safety and passing on his knowledge of firearms and firearm safety. He was an avid outdoorsman loving hunting, fishing and camping. He went on many hunting and fishing trips which many good stories came from these trips. Everyone always looked forward to the fish fry that would follow a good day of fishing. He could always be found tinkering around in his shop. He loved to socialize with family, friends and neighbors and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Above all, Vernon loved spending time with his family and was very proud and loved them all. Vernon will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of  35 years, Valerie Engele of Carmel; his three children and five grandchildren: Vanessa (Kevin) Mollenbeck and children Caleb and Kylee of St. Gregor; Megan (Dustin) Ebner and children Ethan and Lahna of Carmel; and Nicole (Brett) Heebner and son Rayland of Estevan; his parents, Roland and Mildred Engele of Humboldt; one brother and two sisters; Danny Engele, Paulette Engele, both of Saskatoon and Geralyn (Joe) Mower of Humboldt; brother and sister-in-law, Murray (Trudy) Freistadt of Carmel and Germaine Freistadt of Humboldt; his extended family, Irene Beland, Wayne (Darlene) Payne, Judy Jones, John (Patti) Nickson; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Vern was predeceased by his grandparents, Henry and Elizabeth Engele; Joseph and Gertrude Lueke and in-laws, Eugene and Mary Freistadt. A Prayer Service for Vern was held on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and a Funeral Mass was offered on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Joseph Ackerman, OSB. Both services took place at St. Bruno R.C. Church, Bruno, SK. Interment followed at Our Lady Of Mount Carmel R.C Cemetery, Carmel. Memorial donations in Vern’s memory made be directed to either Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, Pancreatic Cancer Canada or St. Bruno Parish Renovation Fund.



 Elmer Sukut

January 5, 1932 - November 30, 2014

Elmer was born in Rosthern, Saskatchewan to John (1895-1947) and Martha (Schroeder) Sukut (1904-1969). Elmer grew up on a farm in Rosthern, SK. Upon graduating from high school he worked in Sylvan Lake, AB for a couple of years before returning to Rosthern to work for the Imperial Bank of Commerce. Elmer married Betty Wachs in 1956. They soon after moved to Brandon, MB for a couple of years, then to Thunder Bay where they resided for the next six years and welcomed their first child Jeffrey. In 1964, Elmer and Betty moved to North Bay, Ontario where Elmer took a job as an Estate Officer with Guaranty Trust. They resided there for 16 years and welcomed their second child Lori, and their third child David. In 1980 the family moved to Regina and after the nest was emptied and a few years after retiring, Elmer and Betty moved to Lanigan in 1997. They then made their final move together to Humboldt in 2004, where they have resided since. Elmer passed away peacefully on November 30, 2014 at Humboldt Hospital. Elmer was a dedicated husband and father, who was always there for his family when they needed him. He will be sadly missed, always loved, and never forgotten.  Elmer will be forever remembered by his wife of 58 years, Betty (Wachs) Sukut and children: Jeffrey Sukut, (Shelley Becker); grandchildren Taylor and Jessica, of Redvers, SK.  Lori Donaldson, (James); grandchildren Chelsey (Johnathon) Sheepway and Steven of Coalhurst AB. David Sukut, (Leah Trafford); grandchild Reeve of Winnipeg MB.  Elmer is also survived by brothers and sisters in law:  Ken and Lily Wachs of Saskatoon, SK, Doug and Alma Wachs of Lanigan, SK, and sisters in law: Elaine Sukut of Kamloops, BC, and Vilma Sukut of Prince Albert, SK and many cherished nieces and nephews.  Elmer is predeceased by parents John and Martha, brothers Eric (Yolande) Sukut, Art Sukut, and Lawrence Sukut and sister Verna (Wilfred) Triol.  In accordance with Elmer’s wishes, a private family/close friend’s graveside memorial service will take place at Lanigan Cemetery at a later date.


Margaret Sarauer

February 26, 1916 - November 26, 2014

SARAUER – The peaceful passing of Margaret Marina (nee Ehalt) Sarauer, 98 years, of St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt and formerly of Annaheim, occurred at her residence surrounded by all eight of her children on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Margaret was born on February 26, 1916 to Alois and Theresa (nee Ebert) Ehalt in Minnesota, USA.  At the age of two along with her family she came to Annaheim, SK.  Margaret was the eldest of seven children. She obtained all of her education at the Annaheim School. After Grade 8 she stayed at home to help her mother until she met Arthur Sarauer and they were wed on June 28, 1937 at St. Ann Church. They started a home and farm of their own in the Annaheim district. This union was blessed with eight children.  Margaret made a home full of love, food and fun for her family.  A natural cook Margaret could whip up tasty dishes for her family especially a few favorites like dumplings and sauerkraut, fried chicken and flapper pie along with wonderful cookies and other baked treats.  Margaret grew bountiful gardens and worked hard at preserving the produce for the cold winter months.  She taught her children and grandchildren by example, about spirituality, morals and values. In 1982 Margaret and Art retired into the town of Annaheim where she enjoyed playing cards and bowling with friends.  A long time member of the CWL Margaret was very active in her church and practiced her faith in everything she did.  Margaret waited patiently for her annual mother daughters trips.  Family was so very important to Margaret, they always came first and she always kept up with every addition to the family and took part in all the celebrations near and far.  Margaret was a very spiritual, kind and gentle soul who brought sunshine and light to anyone she met.  In 2004 Margaret moved to St. Mary’s Villa and spent three years there with Art.  February 2012 she had an unexpected move to Caleb Village where she thoroughly enjoyed meeting new friends. In 2013 she returned to St. Mary’s Villa and enjoyed the amazing care she received.  She was loved by many staff and loved them in return. She has been described as “the perfect mix of sass and kindness”. Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her eight children and 25 grandchildren:  Betty (Len) Storoschuk of Edmonton, AB and family, Jim (Teresa) Storoschuk, Sharon Storoschuk, and Susan (Bruce) Voelker;  Elaine (Gordon) Young of Osoyoos, BC and family, Kathy (Tom) Harrison and Gayle (Laird) Gilliss; Connie (Gerald) Puetz  of  Marysburg  and  family, Debbie Kunz,  Donna (Kevin) Kohle, Lory (Darren) Haeusler, Lynnell (Tim) Crone,  Michael Puetz and Marlene Puetz (Ryan Whitehead); Leander (Mary) Sarauer of Annaheim and family, Devon (Kristine) Sarauer and Rashelle Sarauer (Mark Dolan); Pat (Glenn) Kunz of Annaheim and family, Corey Kunz (Olivia Young), Regan (Anna) Kunz and Jeff (Kristen) Kunz; Shirl (Les) Kunz of Annaheim and family, Rob (Lynette) Kunz, Kris (Sue) Kunz and Jamie (Mariela) Kunz; Allen (Lorelie) Sarauer of  Saskatoon and family, Erin Sarauer Ryan Chute), Jennifer Sarauer, and Kimberly (Jarod) Jackson; and Duane (Allison) Sarauer of Annaheim and family, Nicholas Sarauer, Kathryn Sarauer and Diana Sarauer; 31 great grandchildren; four sisters and one brother: Dolores Halabura, Viola Doepker, Sal Kunz, Ed (Margaret) Ehalt and Irene (Urban) Wourms; sisters and brothers-in-law: Ann Doepker, Roman Sarauer, Bernard Sarauer, Richard (Valerie) Sarauer, Lillian Ramler, and Walter (Marcella) Sarauer; and by numerous nieces and nephews.  Margaret was predeceased by her husband Art Sarauer, parents Alois and Theresa (nee Ebert) Ehalt; father and mother in-law John and Mary Sarauer,  brother Clarence Ehalt; sisters and brothers-in-law: Dolores Ehalt, Carl Halabura, Bernard Doepker, Norbert Kunz, Herman Vanderlinde., Adolph and Loretta Schreiner, Walter and Elsie Pappenfus, Alvin Ramler, Ed and Rosie Rieder, Henry and Marie Brunn, Rita Sarauer, Dolores Sarauer and Laura Sarauer. A Public Visitation was held on Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home Hwy 5 East Humboldt.  A Funeral Mass was held on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Augustine R. C. Church Humboldt. Concelebrated by, Fr. Ephriam Mensah and Fr. Rudolph Novecosky OSB.  Interment followed at St. Ann’s R. C. Cemetery Annaheim, SK.  Memorial donations in Margaret’s memory may be directed to St. Mary’s Villa Foundation or St. Ann’s Cemetery Fund. 


Betty Hoffman

July 5, 1935 - November 8, 2014

Betty Hoffman of Spalding passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, November 8th, 2014, at the Humboldt District Hospital at the age of 79.  Betty was born on July 5, 1935, in Biggar, Saskatchewan.  She was blessed to be raised by Roy and Pearl (nee Hanson) Little of Spalding, Saskatchewan.  Betty obtained all of her education at the Spalding School.  She enjoyed playing softball with her longtime friend Shirley where they took turns pitching and back catching.  Betty enjoyed curling and played many league games with Vivian.  Betty was a nurse’s aide at the Melfort Union Hospital.  She would travel by train to and from Melfort.  September 3rd, 1954, she married Paul Hoffman who was the love of her life at the Spalding United Church.  From this union they were blessed with six children.  Her role as Wife and Mother was very busy.  She worked beside Paul on their family farm raising cattle and grain farming.  She enjoyed their outings together attending antique auction sales, where she always found a great deal.  Betty enjoyed a variety of crafts knitting and cross stitching were among her favourite. Betty had a love of gardening growing lots of flowers, fruits and vegetables, which she spent many hours canning & freezing; strawberries, raspberries and rhubarb were some of her favorites.  Betty’s love of cooking resulted in her favorite pastime of watching the Food Network.  Betty was very involved with her six children.  She taught Sunday school, and was on the 4-H Committee.  She was a chauffeur to all her children’s sporting events, including figure skating, hockey, curling and baseball.  Betty also shared a love for the Green & White.  “Go Riders” This is where her competitive side appeared.  Through the years, Paul & Betty made many trips to B.C. to visit family and friends.  Betty’s love for playing cards at family gatherings always resulted in a game of Canasta or 31.   Kings Corner was another favorite that she spent many hours playing with her Grandchildren.  Betty will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband, of 60 years, Paul Hoffman and her six children, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren:  Valorie (Kenneth) Watson and family Kari (John) Pavlovich and children Keyron, Sage, and Kobe; and Kara (Noel) Silva and children Kayla and Kyrel;  Sherry (Wayne) Richardson and family Sarah (Todd) Richardson-Mettlewsky, Amy Marie Richardson (Brian Waddell) and Brennan Richardson; Jody Hoffman; Vanda (Derek) Wallaker and family Angela (Greg) O’Hare and children Quinn, Cody and Shaelyn and Stacey (Nevin) LeRoux and children Rylen and Trysen; Katrina (Russell) Krenzler and children Myrissa and Alyissa; LeeAnna (Brian) Taphorn and children Colton, Meagan (Coltan Ryan); sister Donna Harvey; brother and sisters-in-law; Art (Doreen) Hoffman and Lavina Fairman; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Betty was predeceased by her parents Roy and Pearl Little; grandson Matthew Jeffery Richardson; two brothers and sister-in-law; Gerald (Palma) Little and Mervin Little; parents-in-law George and Olga Hoffman; brothers and sisters-in-law; David Hoffman, Otto Hoffman, Elaine Klotz and Vi Bieber.  A Private Family Funeral was held at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., officiated by Brenda Curtis. Cremation followed with interment at a later date.  Memorial donations in Betty’s memory may be directed to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan or Telemiracle. 


Orest Monych

August 10, 1935 - October 30, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the peaceful passing of Orest  Monych, 79 years, of Tuffnell at the Yorkton Regional Health Center on Thursday, Oct. 30th , 2014.  Orest was born on August 10, 1935 at Foam Lake to John and Mary (nee Bachinsky) Monych.  He received all of his education at Krasney School.  Orest helped his parents on the family farm and also helped other neighbors and family. Later he worked on the rigs in the oil industry in Lampman, Sask. 

                On July 13, 1958 Orest married the love of his life Mary Zastawny at Tuffnell. Over the years he worked at an auto body shop then went trucking.  In 1974 Orest and Mary moved to Tuffnell and began their life on the farm of 40 years.  They both loved the open space and freedom and worked together as a team.  Orest commented many times “the best time on the farm was in the morning” and he would happily be out at 3:00 a.m. working in the field. 

                Orest loved life in general and his hobbies, included cooking, gardening and having a good game of cards.  Hunting, fishing and camping with family and friends brought much enjoyment.  He enjoyed old fashion conversation, and liked to read and was very interested in world events.  These past few months Orest like to drive around the country side to see how the crops were coming along and at the same time visiting with family and friends. Family was always important to Orest, he was very interested in the lives of his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and their families.  He loved music and was gifted even from a young age, he played harmonica, guitar and then he chose to play the violin.  He became part of the Circle Jammers and together they brought much enjoyment to the many people they entertained for.

                 Orest and Mary made many trips to B.C. to visit his brother Walter and Shirley and their families, as they meant the world to him.  Orest was a devoted son, brother, uncle and husband.  His life was filled with love from his family and friends and the blessings of a fulfilling life. His warm smile and concern for others will be missed by all.

                Orest will be forever remembered by his wife Mary; brother Walter (Shirley) Monych of Saanichton, BC and family

                Wendy (Rick) Wagemaker of Victoria and children Brandon (Maria) Wagemaker of Petersburgh, Alaska and Travis Wagemaker of Victoria;

                Kelly (friend Jamie) Monych and daughter Crystal of Victoria;

                Janice (Gord) Lee and family Melissa (Marc) Bourdon, Meagan Lee and Samantha Lee  of Victoria, BC;

                 Karen (Ian) Cameron of Victoria;

                Brother and sisters-in-law: Steve (Edith) Zastawny of Beaconia, MB, Anne Bulych of Foam Lake, Olga Romaniuk of Yorkton and Glenis Zastawny of Calgary;

                Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends. 

                Orest was predeceased by his parents: John and Mary Monych; brothers-in-law: John Zastawny, Harry Zastawny John Bulych and Ernie Romaniuk.

                A Celebration Of Life was held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Tuffnell Community Hall. Interment will follow at Foam Lake Cemetery at a later date.  Memorial donations in Orest’s memory may be directed to Stars Ambulance or Yorkton Regional Heath Center Foundation. 


Vivian Eklund

May 8, 1934 – November 2, 2014

Vivian Agnes McPherson was born on May 8, 1934 to Annie & Jim McPherson on the family farm 14 miles north of Quill Lake, SK. She attended Valley Plain School and then worked as a housekeeper for different families in the district. She married Lloyd Eklund in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the Ft. Osborne Barricks Armed Forces on December 14, 1954. From there they moved to a farm near Acherwill, SK and started a family, from that union they had seven children. Vivian worked in the Quill Lake hospital cooking for a short period of time, but spent most of her years running a small daycare from her home in Watson, SK and answered to “Auntie Vivian” or “Grandma Vivian” to many, often. She loved gardening, watching TV, horses and music. She enjoyed going to Tennants Jamboree each year and often referred to it as OLD STOCK. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and her family was the focus of her life. When her health started declining in 2014, she moved to the Quill Plains Centennial Lodge and then to St. Mary’s Villa in Humboldt, SK. Vivian passed away peacefully with family by her side. Vivian was predeceased by her father and mother, three brothers (Lloyd, Archie & Roy) as well as one grandchild and one great grandchild. She leaves to mourn her husband Lloyd; her seven children: Barry (Maggie), Lonnie, Valerie (Garry), Carron, Dean, Barbara (Don), Dianna (Jim); 16 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 2 sisters Gail (Gerald), Lynell (Ron); sister-in-law Margaret and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Vivian will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. A Private Family Service will take place in Quill Lake, SK. Memorial donations may be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


Michael Leonard Scott

February 15, 1952 - October 23, 2014

The death of Leonard Scott, 62 years of Humboldt, occurred on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Humboldt District Hospital.  Leonard was born on February 15, 1952 at Duck Lake, SK to Alfred and Cecile (nee Redwing) Scott.  He came to live, as a foster child, with the John and Dolores Kaminski family on their farm in the Carmel district.  He attended Keller School and Carmel School.  As a young child, he loved to play outside in the yard and enjoyed the fun times with his foster brothers and sisters.  Leonard learned many skills on the farm and was naturally mechanically inclined. He loved working on cars, restoring first a Chrysler Saratoga and then a Chevy Nova.  He was excellent at running heavy equipment and worked the majority of his life in road construction, finishing his working career with Kirsch Construction at Middle Lake.  He also helped various local farmers and worked for Willie Germain at Carmel for many years.  In 1997, he suffered a debilitating injury on the farm and had been unable to work since that time. Leonard spent time watching TV and movies, and especially loved all kinds of music.  He enjoyed playing cards, visiting and having fun with his friends.  Leonard liked when friends or family would pick him up and take him for a drive around to see the countryside.  He had a warm, infectious smile which he readily shared with everyone.  Leonard saw the good in all and was very friendly and outgoing.  He was always ready to lend a hand to anyone at anytime, never expecting anything in return.  Leonard will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Maggie Kaminski of Humboldt; brother, Harvey Scott of Saskatchewan and his foster brothers and sisters: Brenda Pastor of Humboldt, Heather (Brian) Lothammer of Eatonia, Glenda Ernst (Sandy Monteith) and Gwen Frey, both of Saskatoon, Wendy Yaworski of Humboldt, Wayne (Audrey) Kaminski of Regina, Don (Suzanne) Kaminski of Muenster and Sherry (Allan) Burynuik of Wakaw; foster brother Louis Chartrand of Cold Lake, AB; and by numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his foster parents, John and Dolores Kaminski; and foster brother, Patrick Kaminski.  The Prayer Service for Leonard was held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Hwy 5 East Humboldt.  The Funeral Service was held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Humboldt Bible Church, Humboldt, officiated by Pastor Nana Barnes. Interment followed in the Humboldt Public Cemetery. Memorial donations in Leonard’s memory may be made to the Humboldt Bible Church. 



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