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Anthony "Tony" Koob   Vernon Engele    Elmer Sukut

    Margaret Sarauer    Betty Hoffman    Orest Monych    Vivian Eklund

Michael Leonard Scott   Anna Maria "Marie" Hadland   Cecilia Blanch    Mary Indzeoski   

 Agnes Leshchyshyn    John Kaminski   Marilynn Nievares   Elvira Niebrugge  

 Joseph Kiefer    Victor Bernacki  Edward "Ed" Thiemann   Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Ortman  

  Delia Dickson    Pamela Broberg   Madeline Saretsky   Bernard "Bernie" Roettger  

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

 Barbara Florence Peace    Frieda Friesen    Selven Marquis    Theodore Ortman  

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

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

   Marjorie Nordick    Magdalene Bernal    Gerald Lins    Norbert "Bert" Lange

Else Klinger    Elmer Fick    Anne Ames    Peter Ehalt    Jeffrey Gusikoski

Louis G. Jaeb    Hedy Buschmann    Marie Krause    Henry Schemenauer

Dwayne Ilg    Marcella Hinz    Annie Pesowski    Vern Yaworski    Mathilda Pape

Anthony "Tony" Koob

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. 


Anna Maria "Marie" Hadland

September 12, 1924 - October 21, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of their loving mother Anna Maria “Marie” Hadland, 90 years of Humboldt, on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Humboldt District Hospital.  Marie was born in Kinistino, SK to Erick and Annie (nee Haggstrom) Strandquist the seventh child of a family of 18.  She obtained her grade eight education at the Haggstrom School.  Following her education she worked in the area helping families.  As a young lady she boarded the train to Vancouver where she was employed as a waitress for three years.  Her Saskatchewan roots were strong and she returned to the Kinistino area.  This is where she met the love of her life Arnold Hadland and they were wed in Kinistino on March 15, 1945. This union of marriage created a wonderful family of five children.  Marie was a natural homemaker who loved all aspects of motherhood and farm life. Her children especially appreciated her warm hugs, gentle guidance and loving nature; not to mention her homemade buns and bread, lefse, söt soppa, and svenske bro, just to name a few. Carrying on the Hadland/Strandquist’s many traditions was very important to her and she thoroughly enjoyed preparing and sharing them with her family.  Marie was also very well known for her gardening skills, always finding a new flower bed or vegetable garden to create.  Marie made beautiful dresses for her little girls and shared many knitted and crocheted items with family and friends.  In 1970 Arnold passed away suddenly and Marie continued to live on the farm with her sons. In 1974 she was introduced to her Seventh Day Adventist faith that she practiced faithfully to the end.  In the mid 80’s Marie moved to Humboldt where she enjoyed being close to her family and being a part of their lives.  Here she continued to enjoy sharing her baking and continued with her gardening skills. She also became the local taxi driver willing to take her friends to appointments or for a peaceful country drive. Last Christmas, at the age of 89, she still made her traditional family meal. Marie was very fashionable and always strived to look her very best. Marie’s “young at heart”, loving spirit will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her five children and their families: SHARON Hadland and family, Tracey Moldenhauer (Cory Waldner) and children Dallas and Abigail of Spruce Grove, AB and Alexa (Jesse) Rushmer of Stony Plain, AB; Andrea Briscoe (Mark Karpinka) and son Olin of Edmonton; MARCIA (Brian) Lysitza of Humboldt and family Dani (Mike) Brennan and children Katherine and William of Saskatoon and Tia (Harvey) Nienaber and children Evan and Jordan of Humboldt; ALLAN (Iona) Hadland of Star City and family Jackie (Les) Haroldson and son Leslie of Warman and Kallom (Morgan) Hadland and children Riley and Ashlyn of Kindersley; DAVID (Karen) Hadland of Muenster and his family Angela (Brad) Gampe and children Bradley, Cody, Austin and Josh, Aaron (Michelle) Hadland and children Dylan and Hayley, and Shawna (Cory) Uliski and children Alannah and Sydney all of Cudworth; and Karen’s children Tracy of Humboldt, Chrissy of Yorkton and Jeremy of Warmen and their families; and RORY (Loretta) Hadland of Meacham and family Amy Busby  and sons Dylan and Coltyn, Tylea, Arnie, and Hannah Hadland, all of Weldon; three sisters and one brother: Ellen Jones of Surrey, BC, Eileen (Bill) White of Bellevue, AB, Roy Strandquist of Innisfree, AB and Ruth (Al) White of Bellevue, AB; sisters and brothers-in-law Freda (Norval) Hungerford of Eston, Margaret Strandquist of Love, George Nelson of Kinistino, Irene Strandquist and Vivian Strandquist both of Blairmore, AB and by numerous nieces and nephews. Marie was predeceased by her parents Erick and Annie Strandquist; her husband Arnold Hadland; and 13 siblings: Waldemar Strandquist, Verna (Archie) Woode, Linda Swanson, Gladys (Einar) Hagglund, Elsie (Lambert) Holoien, Evelyn (Carl) Brakstad, Elvera Nelson, Elmer Strandquist, Arvid Strandquist, Ferne (Alfred) Carriere and three siblings in infancy; also in-laws: Rolf (Myrtle) Hadland, Irma (Harold) Jackson, Herman (Doreen) Hadland, and Olga (Lorne) Beattie. The Funeral Service for Marie was held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Hwy 5 East, Humboldt.  Officiated by, Byron Aaserude. Interment will follow at a later date at Prince Albert Memorial Gardens beside her husband Arnold. Memorial donations in Marie’s memory may be directed to St. Mary’s Villa Foundation or Humboldt District Hospital Foundation General Equipment Fund. 


Cecilia Blanch

December 29, 1915 - October 17, 2014

The Blanch family regretfully announces the death of their mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother Cecilia Blanch (nee Saretsky), 98 years of St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt on Friday, October 17, 2014. Cecilia was born in the Burr district to Alex and Anna (nee Gursky) Saretsky on December 29, 1915, a date she shares with her mother Anna and her daughter Karen.  She married Leo Blanch on October 25, 1938 and lived in Muenster for a few years, before moving to a farm south west of the town, where she and Leo raised their nine children.  She experienced a life of joy and hardship common to that time, household responsibilities, including everything from weekly bread baking, sewing, washing clothes and ironing for hours, seasoning the sausage in fall from the game taken by Leo and certain sons, and making the best of the many scarcities of the early years were her main occupations.  In addition to her devotion as a mother, she was also devoted to her little country church, St. Gertrude and the women’s group, which nourished her faith.  Retiring to Muenster in 1974, she enjoyed many good years, actively involved in family births, wedding and sporting activities.  She would surprise everyone at times by being the last dancer on the floor at family wedding dances, or be in the center of the circle as grandchildren sang and danced around her to the song “Cecilia”.  Age and its consequences eventually stole her strength and spirit, and the last few years she looked forward to her death and the promise of her faith.  Her life can be properly summarized by the titles of 3 of her favourite songs.  It was The Church in the Wildwood that inspired her, Whispering HopeAll Through the Night…taking her to her final place of rest.  Cecilia will be lovingly remembered by her seven children and 26 grandchildren: MURRAY (Stefanie) Blanch of Saskatoon and family, Kelly (Darlene) Blanch, Debbie (Norm) Joanis, and Michelle (David) Climenhaga; ANNE (Joe) Menz of Humboldt and family, Lorie Menz (Glenn Wildeman), Donna (Rob) Muench, Sandy (Ken) Angelstad, and Darryl (Niamh) Menz; Bernadette’s family, Brent (Sherri) Danchilla, Elana (Trevor) Balabuk, and Lisa (James) Jakubiec; KAREN (Allan) Korte of Saskatoon and family, Jason Korte, Devin (Jen) Korte, and Curt (Lianne) Korte; MARY (Roger) Hofmann of Muenster and family, Carey (Dean) Terichow, Chad (Tara) Hofmann, Jocelyn Hofmann, and Justin (Sarah) Hofmann; PATRICK (Sharon) Blanch of Muenster and family, Brigette (Kurt) Hofmann, Felicia (Vic) Bishara and Derek (Ashley) Blanch; GEORGE (Dawn) Blanch of Humboldt and family, Naomi (Joe) Monsoor, Jessica Blanch and Kelsey Blanch; and COLLEEN (Tom) Gray of Muenster and family, Jeff (Kendra) Gray, Michael (Paul) Gray, and Nathan (Tanis) Gray; daughter in-law, Margaret Blanch of Regina; 43 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; two sisters and one brother: Anne Smith, Joan Pritchard, and Felix (Lorraine) Saretsky; sisters-in-law, Barb Saretsky, Veronica Saretsky and Yvonne Saretsky; brother-in-law, Maurice Vinet; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cecilia was predeceased by her husband, Leo Blanch (2004); daughters: Joan in infancy (1955) and Bernadette Danchilla (2008); son, Bill (2012); son-in-law, Don Danchilla (2008); parents, Alex and Anna Saretsky; four sisters and four brothers: Madeline, Lenore, Mildred, Agnes, George, Rudy, Emil and Jake. A Prayer Service for Cecilia was held on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Muenster, led by Garry Loehr.  The Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, celebrated by Fr. Daniel Muyres, OSB. Interment followed at St. Gertrude Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Gertrude Cemetery or St. Mary’s Villa Foundation.


Mary Indzeoski

June 3, 1921 - October 12, 2014

The death of Mary Indzeoski (nee Siermachesky), 93 years of St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt occurred on Sunday, October 12, 2014.  Mary was born on June 3, 1921 in Tarnopol, Borszczow, Poland to Fred and Anne (nee Zajac)  Siermachesky.  She came to Canada with her mother in 1927 to join her dad.  She was raised on a farm in Carmel District.  Mary attended Carmel School.  On November 18, 1939 she married Tony Indzeoski.  Together they ran a mixed farm.  Mary was a very hard working woman who helped out in all areas of the farm. Mary and Tony were blessed with three surviving children. Mary was an amazing cook and she always grew a big garden.  She loved her family and looked forward to having them visit where she could cook up the tastiest meal.  Of course no one left her home hungry or empty handed.  She also loved when company would stop in and this visit usually ended in the wee hours of the morning after many games of cards.  She was very dedicated to her family and was always there to help out.  In 1990 Mary and Tony moved to Humboldt.  They enjoyed their life in town and she continued to be a gracious hostess to her company.  In 1995 Tony passed away. Due to failing health Mary moved to St. Mary’s Villa in 2004 where she resided until the present.  Mary will be lovingly remembered by her three children, eight grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren:  SHEILA (Roman) Ewanishin and family, Randy (Tanya) Ewanishin and children Miranda, Alyssa and Bradon, Richard Ewanishin and Elliott (Randene) Ewanishin and children Cole and Daenen; JEROME (Marj) Indzeoski and family, Kory (Chantel) Indzeoski and children Brett, Tyler, Kinsey and Makenna, Collin Indzeoski (Jessie Eggerman) and his son Brandon, Mandy (Tom) Schweighardt and children Keaton and Emersyn and Krista Indzeoski (Chad Taylor) and children Lane and Lacey; and GLADYS Lenyk and family, Adam (Jennifer) Lenyk and children Gavyn and Blake; sister, Helen Stadnyk; brother, Mike (Antonia) Siermachesky; sisters-and-brothers-in-law:  Roman (Ann) Indzeoski, Harry Indzeoski, Pauline Komarnicki, Elsie Indzeoski and Sally Indzeoski; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Mary was predeceased by her husband, Tony Indzeoski; son, Johnny in infancy; great grandson, Devin Ewanishin; parents, Fred and Anne Siermachesky; parents-in-law, Peter and Katie Indzeoski; brothers-and-sisters-in-law:  Jenny (Tony) Smood, Frank (Helen) Indzeoski, Nick (Janet) Indzeoski, John Indzeoski, Mike Indzeoski, Roman Stadnyk, Mary (Alex) Gabruch, Verna (Fred) Boyenko, Bill Komarnicki and Mary Indzeoski.  The Prayer Service was held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, led by Nestor Trach and organist, Darlene Cash.  The Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Church, Humboldt, celebrated by Fr. Mykola Romanets with cantor, Sally Indzeoski.  Interment followed in the All Saints Parish Cemetery.  Memorial Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Villa Foundation or Alzheimer’s Society of Saskatchewan. 


Agnes Leshchyshyn

June 28, 1929 - October 8, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the sudden unexpected death of Mrs. Agnes (nee Woynarski) Leshchyshyn 85 years young of Wynyard on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon. Agnes was born in Wynyard on June 28, 1929 to Michael and Frances (Wolitski) Woynarski. Agnes will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 67 years Mac Leshchyshyn of Wynyard; four children: Theresa (Glorian) Keyowski of Wynyard, Stephania (Thom) Gibb of Abbotsford, BC, Jeanette (Jackson) Bearss of Canmore, AB and David (Suzanne) Leshchyshyn of Sylvan Lake, AB; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; four sisters and one brother: Emily Madey, Victoria (Mike) Spuzak all of Wynyard, Kay Borowski, Elsie (Gordon) Moroz all of Wishart and Stan (Sandy) Woynarski of Saskatoon; sisters-in-law: Anne (Arnold) Davey of Strasbourg and Victoria Leshchyshyn of Wynyard; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Agnes was predeceased by her parents Michael and Frances Woynarski; son George in infancy; two brothers: Eddie (Dorothy) Woynarski and Walter Woynarski; brothers-in-law: Mike (Polly) Leschyshyn and Steve Leshchyshyn. A Prayer service was held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. and Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. officiated by Fr. Jeffrey Stephaniuk. Both services were held at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Wynyard.  Interment followed at the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Wynyard.  Memorial donations in Agnes’s memory may be directed to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan or Alzheimer’s Society of Saskatchewan.


John Kaminski

August 11, 1925 - October 7, 2014

The death of Mr. John Kaminski, 89 years of Humboldt, occurred on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Humboldt District Hospital. John was born to John and Mary (nee Matalski) Kaminski on August 11, 1925 in Carmel, SK. John took his education at Mount Carmel School.  He moved to Massachusetts, USA for 1 year to help his uncle working at an apartment complex.  Following that year he returned to Carmel and farmed with his dad and enjoyed working in all aspects of the farming operations but working with horses was his favourite.  In 1952 he married Dolores Frey at Bruno R. C. Church this union was blessed with nine children.  Dolores later passed away. February 13, 1996 John married Maggie Scott Frey at Living Word Ministries in Humboldt.  John had a very deep faith and was very proud of his faith.  He had many artistic talents which he shared with people all over the world.  He built crosses and little churches all over the area and had people come to pray from many different countries.  John was also known for building the largest tree house in Saskatchewan which is just north of Carmel which now is a family park.  He also painted scenes small and large.  John was very close to nature and birds especially swallows and pigeons.  John was a man of faith and very active in his church.  Bringing peoples attention to Christ through his art work and projects was his goal as an example the lighted cross as you enter Humboldt on the west side.  For over 40 years he was a “Man of God” and brought many people to Our Lord and Saviour. John’s talented hands could build and fix anything that was presented to him.  He had a vision to see things especially when he carved eagles out of wood. His hands were never idle.  John loved his blended family and lived his life with the 23rd psalm as his guide to a peaceful life.  John will lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 18 years Maggie Kaminski of Humboldt: eight children and their families: Brenda Pastor of Humboldt; Heather (Brian) Lothammer of Eatonia and family Dean (Shauna) Lothammer of Burr, Cindy (Kevin) Hickle of Hanna, AB and Kelly (Derryl) Sauer of Medicine Hat, AB; Glenda Ernst (Sandy Monteith); Gwen Frey both  of Saskatoon; Wendy Yaworski and sons: Geoffrey Yaworski, Ryan Yaworski and Landon Yaworski all of Humboldt; Wayne (Audrey) Kaminski and family Blake Kaminski, Kayla Kaminski, Trista Gargol and Jason Wolf all of Regina; Don (Suzanne) Kaminski of Muenster and Sherry (Allan) Burynuik  and family Mikayla Burynuik and Jenna Burynuik all of Wakaw; Maggie’s five children: David (Dorothy) Frey of Humboldt and family Dave Jr. Thiemann (Gwen) of St. Gregor, Amber Frey (Mike) of Clavet, Tim Frey (Kellie) of Saskatoon, Jordon Frey and Sarah Frey (Aaron) all of Humboldt; Dan (Glenda) Frey of Humboldt and son Aaron Back Canevaro of BC; Don (Val) Frey  of Saskatoon and family Mathew (Candace) Simon of Springfield Missouri ,USA and Joshua (Elizabeth) Frey of Cold Lake AB, Bob (Laura) Frey of Annaheim and family Caleb Frey of Annaheim, Thomas Frey (Destiny) of Humboldt, Steven Frey (Stephanie) of Watson and Bennett Frey (Amber) of Annaheim and Jim (Helen) Frey and family Gabriel Frey and Angel Frey and Catherine Frey all of Muenster; three foster children: Leonard Scott of Humboldt, Margaret Beck of AB and Louis Chartrand of Cold Lake AB and their families; John’s sisters: Mary Nietfeld of  Viking, AB, Sally Kaminski of Balcarres and Leona Kaminski of Nipawin; and John was blessed with numerous nieces, nephews and great grandchildren. John was predeceased by his parents John and Mary Kaminski; mother of his children Dolores Frey; son Patrick Kaminski; sons-in-law Joe Pastor and Vern Yaworski; daughter-in-law Deborah Kaminski; grandson Brennan Kaminski; step granddaughter Samantha Struck; grandson Micheal Frey; brothers: Francis Kaminski, Stanley Kaminski, Joe Kaminski and George (Helen) Matalski; sisters: Helen Kaminski, Annie (Frank) Dagelais and Regina (Robert) Raymond.  A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday October 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from Humboldt Bible Church officiated by Pastor Nana Barnes.  Interment followed at the Humboldt Public Cemetery. Memorial donations in John’s memory may be directed to the Humboldt Bible Church.


Marilynn Nievares

December 11, 1942 - October 5, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family announces that Marilynn (nee Cortes) Nievares of Lanigan was called to be with her Lord on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the age of 71 years, at Royal University Hospital.  Marilynn was born in the Philippines on December 11, 1942 to Primitivo and Amelia (nee Bisnar) Cortes. She obtained all of her education including a degree in Nursing there.  In 1967 Marilynn had the courage to make a major change in her life.  She decided to come to Canada alone and leave all of her family behind and obtained employment in the Northern Health Region.  Her first posting was in the hospital at Shellbrook.  After two years Baltazar the love of her life that she left behind in the Philippines joined her and on August 29, 1969 in Shellbrook they were wed. They then moved to Prince Albert and she worked at the Victoria Union Hospital.  Their first daughter Suseh was born during this time. In 1973 they made one more move to Lanigan.  This is where they were blessed with three more beautiful daughters and Lanigan became home.  She continued to work at the Lanigan Union Hospital.  She had many talents but crocheting was one of her favourites.  Marilynn loved to garden and grow beautiful roses and orchids.  Baltazar and Marilynn were a good team she came up with great ideas and Baltazar would do the manual labor to beautify their surroundings.  As a family they had many road trips within Canada and the USA.  Some adventures were camping in tents and some were spent in the station wagon.  Since 2004 as a family they made yearly trips back to the Philippines to stay connected to their family.  Marilynn was a very caring person with a very deep faith in God.  She was instrumental in setting up the Nievares Family Ministry with a devotion to Education.  This ministry helped build schools, create scholarships.  Marilynn and Baltazar along with their daughters sponsored three families to come to Canada.  They also were very active in Lanigan always ready to help in anyway needed.  Marilynn was known for her tasty apple pies and special treats for the children that visited.  She loved spoiling everyone with special treats. The Nievares back door was always opened and welcoming to any one in the community.  Marilynn loved music and was very active in the church singing in choir and for special music.  After retirement she helped with the senior group at the church and became part of the Thursday “Friends” coffee club. Marilynn’s friendly smile and the special twinkle in her eye will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family near and far and by many dear friends. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years Baltazar Nievares of Lanigan; four daughters: Suseh Nievares of Vancouver, Christine Nievares, Sharon Nievares both of Edmonton and Antonietta (Toni) (Geoffrey) Brabec of Roseville, CA; six sisters and one brother: Nema Solidum, Elvesa Cortes, Nenny Arceno, Elma Cepeda, Elmer Cortes, Mildred (Raquel) Olandia all of the Philippines and Gwendolyn (Ismael) Ausmolo of Edmonton; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Marilynn was predeceased by her parents Primitivo and Amelia Cortes; and her very special angel granddaughter Olivia Hope Brabec on October 5, 2013. A Funeral Service was held on Monday October 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lanigan Community Center officiated by Pastor Brad Schroeder.  Interment followed at the Lanigan Public Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Marilynn’s memory may be directed to The Gideon’s or Nievares Family Ministry.


Elvira Niebrugge

February 25, 1928 - October 7, 2014

The family is very saddened to announce that Mrs. Elvira Niebrugge (nee Breit), 86 years of St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt and formerly of Bruno, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.  Elvira was born on February 25, 1928 in Bruno to Albert and Rose (nee Hazelwanter) Breit.  She received her education at Bruno Elementary School and following that worked at domestic jobs for various families in the area.  She then worked for a time at the printing press for the Bruno Times.  Elvira married Norbert Niebrugge on September 30, 1947.  They operated a mixed farm in the Pilger/Bruno area, raising cattle, pigs, chickens and turkeys.  Elvira tended to a large vegetable garden each year and preserved the fruits of her labour for their family to enjoy during the rest of the year.  She was an incredible cook and baker.   She was especially known for her Breaded Turkey and her vast array of tasty squares, which she was always generous to share.  Elvira helped at Holy Family Church and Willing School with their music program and special concerts.  Music was her passion and she passed this on to her children.  She was active in her church, singing with the Senior Choir and serving with the CWL.  Elvira sewed many items over the years from matching outfits for her girls to the many quilts and crocheted blankets which each of her grandchildren received as precious gifts.  Her collection of Angels numbers into the hundreds and they were all special to her.  Although Elvira was a very quiet and reserved person, she was extremely knowledgeable in anything you might want to know from fads to facts. Their family was always the most important part of their lives and as it grew to include grandchildren and great grandchildren, they were filled with joy.   As their health began to fail, Norbert moved to Bethany and she spent a short time at Prairieview before joining him there.  Then in March of 2006, they moved to St. Mary’s Villa together.  They were so happy to be together again, throughout their marriage they had always complemented each other so well, and being apart was very hard on both of them.  She enjoyed her time at the Villa especially when she was able to help with the cookie baking.  Sadly Norbert passed away on August 23, 2010 and the last four years she has missed him dearly.  Elvira will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her four children and 15 grandchildren: ROSALIE (Roger) Brandl of Fort St. John, BC and family, Michelle (Brian) Hergott, Kurt (Jody) Kainer, Deanne (Jason) Lawson, Sheri (Micheal) Blanchette, Kevin Kainer (Angela London) and Audrey (Dale) Swinamer; MELVA (Ken) Weiman of Bruno and family, Jamie (John) White and Blaine (Lisa) Weiman; WESLEY (Colleen) Niebrugge of Bruno and family, Mandy (Neal) Ganton, Kristin (Brad) Pelletier and Randi (Adam) Parker; and DION (Cheryl) Niebrugge of Bruno and family Robyn Niebrugge, Shane Niebrugge, Billy Charlton and Shelby Charlton; 25 great grandchildren;  two  sisters, Gladys Roles of Guelph, ON and Delphine (Don) Carmichael of Sudbury, ON; brother-in-law Joe Niebrugge, sister-in-law Olga Niebrugge and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, Albert and Rose Breit; husband, Norbert Niebrugge; son-in-law, James Kainer; infant granddaughter, Delayne Kainer; brothers, Donald (Joyce) Breit and Peter (Betty) Breit; brother-in-law, Eugene Roles; and members of the Niebrugge family. The Prayer Service for Elvira was held on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and the Funeral Mass was offered on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.  Both services were held at St. Bruno Roman Catholic Church, Bruno, officiated by Fr. Joseph Ackerman, OSB.  Interment followed in the St. Bruno Parish Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Elvira’s memory may be made to the St. Mary’s Villa Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan or St. Bruno Church. 


Joseph Kiefer

September 10, 1927 - October 3, 2014

The death of Mr. Joseph Kiefer, 87 years of Humboldt, occurred on Friday, October 3, 2014 at Humboldt District Hospital.  Joseph was born on September 10, 1927 to Karl and Katherine (nee Muyres) Kiefer at St. Gregor.  He grew up on the farm in the St. Gregor area and attended St. Gregor School.  Joseph worked on the family farm and as a hired man for other farmers, before eventually purchasing his own farm.  On August 1, 1950, he married Anna Nienaber at St. Ann’s Church in Annaheim.  They lived on his parent’s farm for a number of years and then in 1958 they purchased land at Muenster and began operating their mixed farming operation there.  Together they raised eight children and enjoyed life on the farm.  Joseph especially enjoyed working with the horses.  Through the years, he also worked as a School Bus Driver and for 12 ½ years as a Dairyman at St. Peter’s College.  He enjoyed curling in his younger years, and in his later years watched curling, hockey and baseball on TV.  Joseph served on the local school board for a number of years.  In July 2005, Joseph and Anna moved to Humboldt and into their present home on October 1st of that year.  He loved when their family would get together and the addition of grandchildren and great grandchildren filled his heart with joy.  Joseph will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 64 years, ANNA Kiefer of Humboldt; their seven children and their families:  Alphonse’s family, Cathy Kiefer and family, Joseph (Tanya) and children Chaz and Aurora, and Terry-Lynn Kiefer, all of Moose Jaw; Ronald (Joanne) Kiefer of Drake and family, Trevor’s family, Kristine Kiefer and children Desirae and Brooklyn of Gibbons, AB, Brent (Dixie) Kiefer and children Xander and Tamia of Esk, Scott (Erin) Kiefer of Regina and Jason Kiefer of Saskatoon; Caroline (Donald) Bendig and family, Sarah Bendig (Jonathan Young), all of Prince Albert; Margaret (Howard) Green of Barnwell, AB and family, Coreen Hyde (Adam Squires) and children Samantha and Alexandra of England, and Allan Hyde and his children Mykala, Melena, Marissa and Breanna of Lethbridge, AB; Sally (Norbert) Teiber of Humboldt and family, Cheryl Blechinger of Humboldt, Kevin (Charity) Blechinger and children Liam and Rory of Prince Albert, Michael Blechinger of Saskatoon, Melanie Blechinger of Humboldt, Travis (Nicola) Teiber and family of St. Brieux and Nadia (Grant) Closson and family of Saskatoon; Rosemarie (Paul) Bochek and family, Christopher (Heidi) Bochek and daughter Avery, Matthew (Carmen) Bochek, and Nicole (Brody) Picard, all of Moose Jaw; Jacqueline (Colin) Stroeder of Calgary, AB; and Gerard (Marilyn) Kiefer of Melfort and family, Melissa Kiefer of Saskatoon, Brenden Kiefer, Shelby Rae Kiefer and Megan Brooke Kiefer, all of Melfort; two brothers and one sister:  Tony (Theresa) Kiefer, Martin (Dora) Kiefer, and Mary Corniere, all of Humboldt; sister-in-law, Dolores Kiefer of LeRoy; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Joseph was predeceased by his parents, Karl and Katherine Kiefer; son, Alphonse Kiefer; grandson, Trevor Kiefer; son-in-law, Daniel Blechinger; two brothers and one sister:  Carl Kiefer, Katherine (Clem) Niekamp and Herman Kiefer (in infancy).  The Funeral Mass for Joseph was held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt, concelebrated by Fr. Paul Paproski, OSB and Fr. Daniel Muyres, OSB.  Interment followed in St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery, Muenster.  Memorial donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to the St. Augustine Parish Building Fund.


Victor Bernacki

June 9, 1936 - September 29, 2014

The death of Mr. Victor Bernacki, 78 years of Humboldt, occurred on Monday, September 29 at Humboldt District Hospital.  Victor was born in Poland on June 9, 1936 to Joseph and Anne (Cziura) Bernacki.  He came to Canada with his parents and two brothers in September 1939 on the last ship that sailed before the Nazi’s invaded Poland.  They settled and farmed near Renwer, MB.  He attended the local school until grade 8 and then went to Two Rivers Bible Institute for high school, which is presently Nipawin Bible College.  Victor moved to Winnipeg where he worked for the CNR on railway maintenance and then for Canada Packers for 15 years as a meat cutter.  During that time he met Ledda Vogt at an Alliance Church Youth Group, got engaged and were married in Winnipeg on October 13, 1956.  All three children were born in Winnipeg.  In 1973 they moved to Calgary where Victor was employed in the meat department at Lucerne Foods for two years and then moved to Wetaskiwin, AB were he worked as a Health Animal Inspector for the Federal Government.  In 2007, Victor and Ledda moved to Humboldt where they have resided ever since.  Victor enjoyed fishing especially when living in Manitoba. He was always in search of “the big one”.  He was an avid golfer and the Bernacki’s held a family tournament each year for which he handcrafted the winner’s trophy.  He was gifted in woodworking, making puzzles, bowls, pens and many other treasures that he shared with family and friends.  Victor’s garden was his domain and with his green thumb he was able to produce a bounty of vegetables as well as many beautiful petunias that graced their yard.  Puzzles, scrabble and word games kept his mind sharp and he was always up to the challenge.  In 1994, they took a trip to England where they toured the country and were able to visit extended family. He always cherished the time spent with his children and grandchildren. Victor will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of nearly 58 years, Ledda Bernacki of Humboldt; their three children, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren:  Brian (Rose) Bernacki and family, Dustin (Devon) Bernacki and Joel (Bridget) Simard and children Sierra and Alynne, all of Winnipeg, MB, Valerie (Bruce) Ehalt of Saskatoon and family, Ryan (Sarina) Ehalt and daughter Pearl of Saskatoon, Richelle (Daniel) Kennedy and daughter Ruby of Pemberton, BC and Renee (David) Recordon and children Cadence and Mya of Warmen, and Kenneth Bernacki of Edmonton, AB; four brothers and one sister:  Orville Bernacki of Calgary, AB, Gerald Bernacki of Winnipeg, MB, George (Verla) Bernacki of Kelowna, BC, Peter (Melinda) Bernacki of Revelstoke, BC and Rose Millar of Wetaskiwin, AB; brothers-and-sisters-in-law:  Mary Guenther of Pilot Mound, MB, Neta Vogt and Alma (Alvin) Hein, both of Winnipeg, and George (Mary) Vogt of Morden, MB; and by numerous nieces and nephews.  Victor was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Anne Bernacki; brothers and sisters: Michael Bernacki, Alex (Martha) Bernacki, Stanley Bernacki and Gail Bernacki; brother-in-law, Ken Millar; and brothers-and-sisters-in-law:  Christina (Alphonse) Moosienko, Annie Vogt, Kay (Ed) Gracie and Helen Vogt.  The Funeral Service for Victor was held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Humboldt Bible Church, officiated by Pastor Sean Brandow.  Interment followed in the Humboldt Public Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Victor’s memory may be made to Humboldt Bible Church. 


Edward "Ed" Thiemann

March 26, 1930 - September 22, 2014

The sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Edward Thiemann, age 84 years of Humboldt occurred on Monday, September 22, 2014. Ed was born in Humboldt on March 26, 1930 to Paul and Clara (nee Ecker) Thiemann one of 11 children.  He grew up on the family farm 2 1/2 miles east of Humboldt. Ed obtained all of his education at St. Augustine School. Ed had an adventurous spirit. Following his education accompanied by John Ollerich they hitch hiked to Ontario where they obtained employment as Vacuum Cleaner Salesmen.  This experience was short lived and they returned after a year. With $20.00 in his pocket that his father gave him, he then boarded the bus and headed to Edmonton to obtain his Heavy Duty Mechanics Certificate. In 1952 after his training he came back to his roots in Saskatchewan and began employment with Hergott Farm Equipment. In 1965 Ed became a shareholder and Service Manager until 1991 when he retired.  Ed was always a very community minded person who was always willing to lend a helping hand when ever needed.  He was on the Humboldt Volunteer Fire Department for many years, a position he was very proud of. Over the years he was busy helping with meals on wheels, helping out with the residents at the Villa when needed and with the Crisis Care Program at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Ed had a deep faith and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was on the Parish Council. He kept active by bowling in a regular league for many years. Spending time playing a good card game with family and friends always brought out the competitive side of him. Ed loved to fish and had yearly fun filled trips with his friends to Otter Lake.  Ed was always there to support his grandchildren at any of their activities. In 1990 Ed and Nora took up residency on Canada Place where Ed enjoyed woodworking and tinkering in his shop. They became avid Bronco and Roughrider fans enjoying many games.  Nora and Ed enjoyed many years together traveling to many places like Malaysia, Alaska and other places in Canada and the USA on Bus Tours. They loved to drive and made many trips to BC and Ontario to visit family and friends.  Ed spent many hours driving around checking out the crops and scenes around the province. In 2011 Ed and Nora moved to Caleb Village where Ed thoroughly enjoyed his time visiting and having coffee with everyone. He loved to have a good laugh, share a joke or funny story from the past or present.  Ed’s quiet, strong, calming personality will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife; his three sons, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren: Ken (Judy) and their daughter Dawn (Kyle) Saunders; Bruce (Carol) and their sons Blake and Drew; Russell (Val) and family Brianna (Joal Ollivier), Timothy, and Brittany and son Kaylex;  Gilbert’s children, Blair (Jaime) and children Logan, Koralyn and Jesse, Jarid (Tamara) and son Konnor, and Shari; and Eric’s son, Kyle Doepker (Marisa Hrycyk); mother of his children, Bella Thiemann; Nora’s four children and their families; sisters, Agnes Hilgers and Joan (Ron) Schreiner; brother, Bert (Sylvia) Thieman; brother-in-law, Clarence Knaus; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Edward was predeceased by his parents Paul and Clara (nee Ecker) Thiemann; three children, Gilbert Thiemann, Beverley Thiemann and Eric Thiemann; brothers and sisters Rose (Tony) Zimmerman, Ben (Mona) Thiemann, Ann (Frank) Kraft, Joe Thiemann, Mary (Tony) Ell, Betty (Gilbert) Kuemper, Marj Knaus and Herb Hilgers. The Prayer Service for Ed was held on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and the Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.  Both services will be held at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt.  Memorial donations in Ed’s memory may be directed to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan or St. Augustine Parish Building Fund.


Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Ortman

April 29, 1935 - September 8, 2014

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Elizabeth Marie Ortman at Humboldt District Hospital on September 8, 2014 at the age of 79 years.

Betty is survived by her six children: Patricia (Frank) Eilersen of Saskatoon; Norman (Reginna) of Humboldt, Rhonda (London), Amanda (Jeff) Pfeil and Emersyn, Deanne (Steve) Snell and Colden; Deborah (+Thomas) Barry of Martensville, Jason (Allie), Ashley (Graham); Brian (Janet) of Humboldt, Ryan, Justin, Kimberly; Bernard (Gail) of Humboldt, Lindsy, Brittany (Michael) and Westyn, Matthew (special friend, Taylor); Barry (Janice) of Dawson Creek, BC., Alisha (Chris) Burton, David (special friend, Nicole), Jesse, Hailey. Betty is also survived by her sister Ida.

Betty is predeceased by her husband Theodore; parents Melvin and Elizabeth Prafke; father and mother-in-law Theodore and Elizabeth Ortman; son-in-law Thomas Barry and brother Bunt.

Betty was born in Spruce Lake, Saskatchewan on April 29, 1935. Betty’s family moved to Lashburn in 1940, and she completed her high school education at Lashburn.  Betty’s decision to move to Humboldt in 1953 to attend the St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing would determine her career path as a Nurse, and also her family life. These two choices would set the stage for the next 60 years of her life.  Betty graduated in 1956 and received the award for highest mark in Theory. She then obtained her RN designation.    

Betty met and fell in love with her ‘Soul Mate’ Theodore and they married on June 12, 1957. They were partners in all aspects of their lives from raising their family, their farming career and retirement activities - there was never one without the other.  

Betty was a dedicated nurse for 34 years at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Due to health issues, she left her nursing career in 1990 and retired in 2000.

Betty’s interests and hobbies included gardening, sewing, cooking, dancing and curling. She was very involved in community activities.

Betty was passionate in every aspect of her life; she was compassionate, loving and lived life to the fullest.

Mom, grandma, great grandma you had a ‘Heart of Gold’ and we will miss you dearly.

Memorial Donations may be made to Humboldt District Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

A Prayer Service was held on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Both services were held at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church. Con-celebrated by, Fr. Paul Paproski OSB and Fr. Daniel Muyers OSB. Interment followed at St. Augustine R.C. Cemetery Humboldt.  Memorial donations in Betty’s memory maybe directed to, Humboldt District Hospital Foundation (Ronald Bell Cardiac Endowment Fund) or Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan.


Delia Dickson

December 7, 1927 - September 7, 2014

The peaceful death of Mrs. Delia Dickson (nee Laybourne), age 86 years of LeRoy and formerly of Wadena and Watson, occurred on Sunday, September 7, 2014.  Delia was born on December 7, 1927 in Watson to Robert and Carrie (nee Ueland) Laybourne.  She grew up on the farm in the Pleasantdale area and attended Roanoke School.  Following her schooling, she moved to Regina, where she worked for a number of years.  She returned to Watson, and married Robert “Bob” Dickson on October 17, 1949.  They farmed in the Wimmer area for many years where Delia helped on the farm, while also looking after their home and children.  She had a large garden which she lovingly tended to each year, entering her produce in the many Horticultural fairs in the area.   While cooking, sewing and quilting may have been considered necessities, Delia thoroughly enjoyed them.  She was an active member of the United Church in both Watson and Wadena.  Much of her life was dedicated to the care of their son, Robbie, who had special needs.  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.  Above all, Delia’s family was most important to her and she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.  Delia will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 64 years, Bob Dickson of Watson; 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; brother, Raymond (Ruth) Laybourne of Humboldt and numerous nieces and nephews.  Delia was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Carrie Laybourne; son, Robbie Dickson; brother, Gordon Laybourne and half-brothers, Stewart (Jean) Laybourne and Osbourne (Jeannette) Laybourne.  The Funeral Service for Delia was held on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church, Watson, officiated by Rev. Al Hingley.  Interment followed in Watson Public Cemetery.  Memorial Donations in Delia’s memory may be made to Watson Public Cemetery.


Pamela Broberg

April 27, 1957 - September 5, 2014

Pamela Fay Broberg was born April 22, 1957 at Spalding. Pam passed away peacefully on Sept. 5, 2014 at Humboldt Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Pam grew up surrounded by seven siblings, and a busy farm life. In high school, she participated in 4-H light horse, sewing, piano, a variety of sports, and coached swimming and figure skating lessons.  At an early age, Pam had an interest in sales and marketing, and received her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the U of S, with a majoring in Finance.  She was active in the College of Commerce as the Sports Director. Pam made her home in Calgary, Alberta and was District Manager of Sales for Western Canada with Xerox.  Pam won ten Presidential Awards from Xerox, and was the first woman in Canada to be awarded four consecutively.  Pam was a member of the Canadian Mountaineering Association. She climbed numerous mountains; two of her favorite climbs were the 10,512 foot Bugaboo Spire, and Canmore’s 7,897 foot Ha Ling Mountain. In May 1995, after running the Vancouver Marathon, Pam qualified for the Boston marathon.  Other favorite sports included laser sail boating at her cabin at the Shuswap Lake, scuba diving, distance cycling tours and rugby.  In later years she focused on entrepreneurship—helping start-up companies bring new products to market and obtaining government funding.  She was passionate about the Alberta Renewable Energy Society with the emphasis of reducing the amount of power grid electricity in favor of more solar and wind power.  Family gatherings and celebrations were special to Pam.  Pam enjoyed returning to the farm to do gardening, berry picking and visiting.  She dove into work projects on the farm with energetic enthusiasm. She looked forward to spending time with nieces and nephews.  Pam carried a youthful, enterprising spirit of adventure. She will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends.  She is lovingly remembered and survived by siblings and family: Warren (Sandra) Broberg, Jacqueline and  Kurt, Spalding; Lucille Broberg (David Kenney), Leiya, Olympia, WA; Marcia (Don) Harris, Carla, Vaughn, Brandon (Andrea) and Oliver, Raymore;  Eric (Pat) Broberg, David, Debra and Daniel, Saskatoon; Earl (Louise) Broberg, Ryan, Randy and Daniel, Rachelle (Jason) Orth, Saskatoon; Jim Broberg, Spalding; Janice (Gary) Waterhouse,  Nathan, Jennifer, Caitlyn, Jayne, Lac Vert; as well as numerous relatives and friends.  Pamela was predeceased by parents, Douglas and Cecilia Broberg of Spalding.  The funeral service for Pam was held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church, Spalding, officiated by Pastor Brian Unger.  Interment followed in the Dovre Lutheran Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.  


Madeline Saretsky

November 3, 1930 - April 4, 2014

Madeline passed away on April 4, 2014 at her residence in Calgary, AB.  She started her working career at a department store in Humboldt, then moved to Saskatoon where she worked at The Bay.  Madeline travelled through Europe and on her return to Canada, settled in Calgary.  She was employed at a brokerage firm until her retirement.  She was actively involved in volunteering and gardening at her apartment complex.  Following her death, the patio garden was named The Madeline Saretsky Memorial Garden, in her honour.  Madeline was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Elizabeth (nee Gursky) Saretsky; brother, Leonard; brothers-in-law, Sam Wilson and Sal Kosolofski.  Her nephew Albert Kosolofski passed away in July.  Madeline is survived by her four brothers: Martin of Humboldt, Raymond (Lillian) of Kamloops, BC, Donald (Ann) of Calgary, AB and Dennis (Claudette) of Humboldt; three sisters: France Kosolofski of Kamloops, BC, Margaret Wilson of Estevan and Mary (Art) Opseth of Regina; as well as many nieces and nephews.   The Funeral Service for Madeline was held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Hwy 5 East, Humboldt, SK officiated by Fr. Paul Paproski, OSB.  Interment followed in St. Scholastica Roman Catholic Cemetery, Burr district.


Bernard "Bernie" Roettger

March 30, 1952 – August 24, 2014

Bernard “Bernie” was born on March 30, 1952, to John and Annie (nee Urban) Reottger on  the  family farm near Bruno. Bernie obtained all of his education at the Bruno School. As a young person Bernie enjoyed his life on the farm. He learnt many skills from his parents that he would use later in life. After high school Bernie ventured out the city of Saskatoon where he obtained his 1A license to become a long haul truck driver. He was a  long  haul  truck driver for over 30 years, traveling throughout Canada and USA with the company of his wife Rose. They enjoyed the sights across the country, making long lasting memories. Bernie was a very ambitious man, who put work before pleasure which did not leave much time for hobbies. Family was always important and Bernie enjoyed spending time with them. For the past five years, Bernie was employed with the R.M. of Corman Park where he was the foreman of construction. In his latter years Bernie loved to go fishing always trying to catch “the big one.” He loved to help Rose in the garden, but Bernie was impatient and  always  wanted  to  be the first to eat the fresh produce even if it wasn’t quite ready. Bernie also loved doing yard work and cutting and trimming the yard to perfection, this is where he found peace and serenity. Bernie’s happy go lucky disposition will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 18 years, Rose Thomas of Saskatoon; two brothers, Edward Roettger of Bruno and Garry (Leanne) Roettger of Saskatoon; aunts and uncles, Leo (Regina), Helen and Clair; and by numerous sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Bernie was predeceased by his parents, John and Annie Roettger; aunts and uncles, Veronica, Roman, Johnny, Andy and Rita. A Prayer Service was held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. celebrated by Fr. Joseph Ackerman, OSB. Both services were held at St. Bruno R.C. Church, Bruno. Interment followed at St. Bruno R.C. Cemetery. Memorial donations in Bernard’s memory may be directed to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan.


Ann Yakowec

June 23, 1933 - August 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Sr. Gertrude Marie Twordik OSE

December 16, 1910 – July 13, 2014 

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

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

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

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

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


 Sr. Gertrude Boser OSE

June 2, 1918 - August 8, 2014

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

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

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

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

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


Barbara Florence Peace

December 26, 1948 - July 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All we really needed to know

we learned in Kindergarten,

which is why our teachers

always have a special place in our hearts.

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


   Frieda Friesen

April 14, 1926 - July 11, 2014

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

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

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

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


 Selven Marquis

May 31, 1946 - May 9, 2014

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


Theodore Ortman

December 1, 1934-June 28, 2014

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


Sylvester "Syl" Borysko

August 28, 1937 – June 15, 2014

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


Arthur "Jim" McIntosh

May 28, 1919 - February 8, 2014

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


Victor Nimchuk

February 22, 1936 - June 5, 2014

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


Richard "Dick" Usher

March 11, 1918 - June 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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


Mary Morin

November 19, 1929 - May 26, 2014

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


Victoria Stadnyk

January 1, 1929 - May 2, 2014

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


George Shiloff

February 8, 1949 - April 30, 2014

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


Louise Hartl

September 4, 1936 - April 24, 2014

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


Marjorie Nordick

September 2, 1919 - April 7, 2014

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

Miss Me, but let me go

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

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

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

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

 A family funeral service was held for Marjorie.


Magdalene Bernal

February 3, 1931 - April 8, 2014

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


Gerald Lins

May 6, 1936 - March 31, 2014

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


Norbert "Bert" Lange

June 21, 1937 - March 29, 2014

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


Else Klinger

September 4, 1928 - March 29, 2014

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


Elmer Fick

February 21, 1924 - April 1, 2014

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


Anne Ames

June 22, 1929 - March 24, 2014

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


Peter Ehalt

November 30, 1926 – March 14, 2014

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


Jeffrey Gusikoski

December 14, 1984 - March 14, 2014

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


Louis G. Jaeb

January 8, 1915 - March 5, 2014

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


Hedy Buschmann

October 3, 1926 - February 25, 2014

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


Marie Krause

October 23, 1932 - January 24, 2014

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


Henry Schemenauer

October 27,1917 - January 31,2014 

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


Dwayne Ilg

June 7, 1960 - January 30, 2014

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


Marcella Hinz

December 5, 1927 - January 24, 2014

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


Annie Pesowski

December 21, 1922 - January 24, 2014

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


Vern Yaworski

March 9, 1958 - January 2, 2014

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


Mathilda Pape

June 21, 1924 - Januayr 2, 2014

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



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