Obituaries and Memorials

JOHNSON - Passed away March 28, 1971, Cecil Tysilo Johnson of 1952 Comox St. in his 75th year. The deceased was a member of Acacia Lodge No. 11, A.F. & A.M., Edmonton. Funeral service Thursday at 1 p.m. in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple St., Masonic Funeral Lodge officiating. Interment Masonic Cemetery Burnaby. In lieu of flowers donations to Vancouver Masonic Service Bureau or favorite charity would be appreciated. T. Edwards directors.

STAIGH - the death of Cecil B. Staigh of 1313 Argyle Avenue, well known Saskatoon artist and businessman occurred suddenly in a local hospital on August 3rd, 1977. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 6th at 1:30 p.m. from St. Timothy's Anglican Church conducted by Rev. Jack Cameron. A prayer service will be held in the Chapel of the Saskatoon Funeral Home on Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. Surviving are: his wife Kay; a niece ...; 2 brothers Oswald... and Sidney...; 2 sisters ...Pearl... and ...Irene...; also a number of other nieces and nephews and sister-in-law ...Alice... He was predeceased by 4 sisters and a brother. Mr. Staigh was born at Byng Inlet, Ontario and came west with his family in 1912 to settle at Semans, Sask. He came to Saskatoon about 50 years ago and served for a number of years as store manager with the O.K. Economy in Saskatoon. Mr. Staigh had been associated with Eaton's store in Saskatoon for 25 years prior to his retirement in 1970 due to ill health. He had been a member of the Saskatoon Cosmopolitan Club. Mr. Staigh was widely recognized in the field of Art. Mainly self-taught, he found water color an exciting medium for capturing the moods and colors of the prairies, and he especially enjoyed painting the old farm buildings, our Vanishing Heritage. He had held one-man shows in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, as well as several group shows. Mr. Staigh's watercolors and paintings are in private collections in Canada, the United States and in many countries of the world. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery. Saskatoon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Cover)In Remembrance
(Inside cover)The Twenty Third Psalm
(Inside)In Memorium
Aged: 92 years
Passed away at Smeaton, Sask.
February 28, 1978
Funeral services held in
The Senior Citizens Hall
Choiceland, Sask.
Sunday, March 5, 1978
at 2:00 P.M.
Lieut. Sharon Stinka
of the Nipawin Corps
of the Salvation Army
Crackon-Hill Cemetery
(Back)A faithful soldier of the Choiceland Outpost was promoted to glory February 28, from the Smeaton Hospital.
Elwood was Born in 1885 in Nobleton, Ontario. He homesteaded in Saskatchewan in 1911. He moved to the Choiceland area in 1932 where he farmed until 1956 when he moved to Choiceland. He resided there until his death.
Brother Ballard met the Salvation Army when in his 80's, in Melfort. He found he wanted to serve his Lord and was enrolled as a soldier at the age of 87. He was supportive of all activities of the outpost and was always ready with a testimony of God's leading in his life.
Mr. Ballard was one of the original members signing the membership for the Sask. Wheat Pool.
Elwood enjoyed people and this was displayed in the way he loved to visit and have visitors in his home. He belonged to the Choiceland Senior Citizens and until the time he was confined to hospital, he was a keen carpet bowler -- an activity which he enjoyed every week. Elwood was the oldest person living in the village of Choiceland.
He is survived by his wife, Annie; one son Lyman ...; one daughter, Margaret ...; and 4 grandsons.

(cover)Memorial Funeral Service
(inside cover)Funeral Service
of the Late
Born in Ontario, April 2, 1888.
Passed away in Vancouver, B.C., July 6, 1949 (inside)Rev. H.R. McGill Officiating
B. Ray H. Pelle
G. Lockie O.E. Geddes
E. Johnson M. Geddes
Funderal Service held Friday, July 8, 1949 at 1 p.m.,
from the Chapel of Chimes, Harron Bros. Ltd.
55 East 10th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.
Interment - Forest Lawn Memorial Park

(cover) In Remembrance
(inside cover) The Twenty-Third Psalm
(inside)In Loving Memory
Aged 91 yers
Funeral Service
Choiceland United Church
Tuesday, December 8, 1981
2:00 p.m.
Rev. Mary MacFarlane-Sefton
Rev. Glenn Ash
Crockon Hill Cemetery
TOM BURTON EDWARDS was born in Wrexham, Wales, February 20, 1890. His family came to Canada in 1894 and settled at Black Lake, Quebec. He received his education at Sherbrooke, Quebec. He followed his family west in 1910 to Duval, Sask. where he was engaged in a farming operation. He married Eliza Brooks at Strasbourg, Sask. June 2, 1924 and the couple took up residence at Strasbourg. They moved north to Choiceland in 1930 where Tom was engaged in a farming operation. He moved into the village of Choiceland in 1946 where he owned and operated a garage. He retired in 1963 and continued to reside in Choiceland until his death.
He was predeceased by brothers Adrian, Walter and Ebie and two great-grandsons Joe and Gary.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife Eliza, one daughter Mary,..., two granddaughters ...; four great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial Tributes may be given to Choiceland Skating Rink. Coventry Funeral Services Ltd. has care of arrangement.

Many old friends in Brock and Reach will learn with regret of the passing at his home in Hollywood, Cal., on Friday, December 20th, 1940 of Herbert Sanders, a former resident of Victoria Corners, in his 62nd year. The funeral took place to Hollywood cemetery.
The late Herbert Sanders was born in Brock Township, in 1878, a son of the late Joseph Sanders and Bridget Golden, and married Miss Jean Kindred of Peterborough, who predeceased him a year ago. For the past seventeen years they have resided at Hollywood, where he was engaged as a building contractor and a year ago Mr. Sanders suffered a stroke from which he partially recovered but two weeks previous to his demise he contracted flu which finally resulted in his death.
To mourn his death are left one son Dr. -- Sanders and one daughter Mrs. -- both of Hollywood, Cal., and three sisters, Mrs. Theo. Johnson, Mrs. J.G. Merrick of Uxbridge and Mrs. Wm. Wingfield of Hamilton, to whom the sympathy of the community is extended in their loss.

Udney - Mrs. Wm. Acton, beloved wife of William Acton, passed away here on Sunday, February 16. Mrs. Acton came here with her husband over fifty years ago. The funeral, which was held from the family residence, lot 11, concession 11, Mara, on Tuesday, February 18, was largely attended by friends and relatives from the surrounding community as well as friends from Elmvale, Barrie, Uxbridge and Toronto. The pallbearers were her six nephews; Edgar, Smith, Thomas and Wesley Speiran, Wesley Martin, and Russell Acton. Mrs. Acton was of a quiet, kindly disposition, a good Christian as well as a devoted wife and mother. She leaves to mourn her loss, as well as her aged husband, two sons and three daughters, Charles, of Port Carling; Mrs. Fullerton, of Bent River; Mrs. A.H. Oliver, of Orillia; Mrs. Thomas Martin, of Udney, and W.H. Acton, of Udney. Also three sisters, Mrs. Hutchings, Brechin; Mrs. W.J. Martin, Udney; Mrs. Dan McPherson, Manitoba, and five brothers, W.J. Toronto; Sam Henry, George, and Charles Speiran of Udney.
The Packet and Times, 27 February, 1930
Funeral Today for Mrs. Rahlfs Who Died Sunday
Emergency Operation Fails to Save Life of Bantry Mother
Funeral services for Mrs. R.J. Rahlfs, who passed away Sunday evening will be held this afternoon at 2 p.m. at the home and 2:30 at the Methodist church, the Rev. Elven officiating.
Her passing came as a shock to her family and friends. On Friday evening she had remarked she felt better than she had in years. Early Saturday morning, she had an attack of gall bladder trouble and was taken to the hospital at Rugby. An emergency operation was performed Saturday evening between 7 and 8 o'clock,, but peritonitis had made such great headway that all efforts to save her were hopeless. She died at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Mrs. Rahlfs, nee Edna McDonald, the daughter of Angus and Isobel McDonald, was born at Hamilton, N. Dak., October 21, 1888. She went to the province of Saskatchewan with her parents and family when a child, and lived there until she married. On October 19, 1909, she married Richard J. Rahlfs, at Regina.
In the spring of 1910 Mr. and Mrs. Rahlfs came to Bantry, where they had lived since. Thirteen children were born to them, eleven of whom are still living.
The survivors are Mr. Rahlfs, and Irene (Mrs. K.C. Halley), Earl, Fay (Mrs. John Sannes of ElPaso, Texas), Duane (now on the U.S.S. Oklahoma on the ocean between San Francisco and the Hawaiian islands), Donald, Merle, Shirley, Joyce, Donna May, Patricia, and Richard Jr. John died at the age of fifteen, and Fern died in infancy.
Other survivors are her mother, Mrs. Isobel McDonald of White Fox, Sask., and brothers and sisters: Earl of Jasmin, Sask., Willard and Clifford of Nipawin, Sask.; Joe and James of White Fox; Mrs. Ethel Ferguson, of Codette, Sask., Mrs. Shaw of White Fox; Mrs. Bert Sanders of Vanscoy, Sask., and Fred of White Fox.
Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. Ferguson and Mrs. Sannes have arrived for the funeral. Duane could not obtain a release from the Navy.
Stuart W. McKay Died at Virden
(Virden Empire-Advance, Virden, Manitoba)
Friends and relatives were shocked to learn of the passing of Stuart Walker McKay of Lenore in Virden District Hospital, on Monday, December 22nd. Although feeling less vigorous recently, Mr. McKay continued to carry responsibility until the time of his recent illness.
Born at Victoria Corners, Ont., on December 17, 1882, Mr. McKay first came west to LaRiviere, Man., in 1907, settling in Lenore in 1913 after buying a general store business for Carscadden Bros. He had been continuously in the general store business with the exception of five years in the mercantile trade operating out of Winnipeg.
A member of Lenore Presbyterian Church, he served as elder chairman of the board of managers and representative elder to the Brandon Presbytery. He was also a member of the I.O.O.F. since its institution in Lenore, and the Canadian Order of Foresters. Mr. McKay was an active member and a post president of Lenore Chamber of Commerce, besides representing the municipality of Woodworth as director of the Hamiota District hospital. He had been a lifelong supporter of the Conservative party, holding positions on the provincial and federal executives for Lansdowne and Brandon constituencies. He also served the Lenore school board for 10 years as secretary-treasurer besides acting as chairman of the board for an equal period.
Left to mourn his loss are his widow, the former Kathleen Dryden ...; one son, Stuart...; 3 grandchildren, two sisters... and one brother ....
Funeral services were held in Lenore Presbyterian Church on Wednesday afternoon, December 24th. Rev. W.O. Nugent of First Presbyterian Church, Brandon College conducted the service. Soloist was Mrs. Dorothy Johnson, of Winnipeg.
Interment was in Breadalbane cemetery where fraternal organizations conducted the graveside services
Stuart McKay was a son o the late Stewart and Sarah Ann McKay, of Victoria Corners, and many old friends here will learn with regret of his demise.
Worden - The death of Marquis Dufferin (Mark) Worden, age 88 years of Vanscoy, Sask, a pioneer teacher in the province occurred in a local hospital on March 3, 1968 following a brief illness. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday March 6th at 2:00 p.m. from Vanscoy United Church, conducted by Rev. Ross McCann. Surviving are: three sons, Clifford, Saskatoon, Orville, Surrey, B.C. and Stanley, Nanaimo, B.C. three daughters, ...Marian, ...Beatrice, ...Wilma,; 17 grandchildren and four great grand children. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Ann in 1965. The late Mr. Worden was born in Hillsburg, Ontario. He qualified as a teacher at the age of 19 and engaged in the teaching profession in Ontario until coming west to homestead at Zelma, Sask, in 1906. He moved to Vanscoy about 59 years ago and taught in various schools in and around Vanscoy until his retirement in 1944. Mr. Worden was one of the original members of the Vanscoy United Church Committee of Stewards and had served as statistical secretary of the Saskatoon Presbytery of the United Church for many years. Mr. Worden had taken part in a wide variety of community activities in the Vanscoy district throughout the years. He served as Star-Phoenix correspondent for many years and remained active in this work to the time of his passing. Interment will take place in Vanscoy Cemetery. The Saskatoon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Edward Carlson
Vanscoy - Chairman of the Vanscoy school board and for 22 years councilor in the Rural Municipality of Vanscoy, Edward Carlson, 74 died recently. Funeral service was held from the United Church, which was filled to capacity. Conducting was W.R. Swann of Vanscoy, assisted by D. Rudd of Saskatoon. Pallbearers were E.J. Ward, A.V. Ward, R. Thomas, O.E. Allen and R. Rowatt. Burial was in Wild rose Cemetery.
Mr. Carlson was born in Sweden and came to the United Sates in 1892, marrying 10 years later while in Minnesota. The couple homesteaded here in 1906. Mr. Carlson was active in all community affairs until six year ago, when he suffered ill health. He assisted in organizing the local co-operative organization in 1916 and was a director. He served on the school board for 15 years. Surviving are his widow, one sister in Saskatoon and a brother in Sweden.
Alexander Lyons Passed Away At Teulon, Manitoba
It was with deep regret the community learned of the death of Alexander Lyons who passed away in his sleep early Wednesday morning, November 5th, 1952.
Born in Scott township May 25th, 1879, he was the son of the late William T. Lyons and Jemima Mustard.
Funeral service was held in Teulon United church on Saturday, November 8, the local branch of the Loyal Orange Lodge of Teulon, taking the service and burial was made at Roland, Manitoba, where the Roland Lodge took the service. Alex was a member of the Order for 52 years.
In 1898 Alexander Lyons went to Roland and in 1900 married Ethel Wager of Roland, who predeceased him September 30, 1928 at Teulon.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyons lived in Roland, Oakville, Manitoba, Carievale, Sask., coming to Teulon in 1928.
To mourn his passing are two daughters, (Muriel)...; (Ethel)...; Wager...; Harold...; two sisters, Beatice...; (Zella)...; William Lyons...
Harjula - Matilda Maria of Vancouver B.C., passed away May 13, 1972, in her 70th year. Survived by 2 sons, William Richard...; and Terence Victor...; 1 daughter, ...(Audrey); 9 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter, 2 brothers, Wayne and Arthur Yleen. Memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 17th, at 1 p.m., in the Boal Memorial Chapel, 505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver. Rev. James Voigt officiating. Cremation. Arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C. and First Memorial Services Ltd.
Curry - the death of Sophia Mary Curry, aged 69 years, of Regent Apartments, Saskatoon, formerly of Vanscoy, occurred in a Saskatoon hospital on November 11. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 13 at 2 p.m., from the chapel of the Saskatoon Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. E.S. Mackey. Surviving are one son, Bruce Curry... two sisters, ...Carrie... and ... Agnes ...; one nephew, Roy Stirling... The late Mrs. Curry had lived in the Vanscoy district for 25 years before coming to Saskatoon six years ago. Interment will be made in the family plot in Wild Rose Cemetery, Vanscoy.
McKay - The death of Ellen Christina McKay, aged 75 years, of 807 32nd street, Saskatoon, occurred at home on January 23, 1948. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 27, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of McKague's Funeral Home. Surviving are three sons, Fred, Lorne and Stanley,..; one daughter, ...Elva...; two brothers, Adam and Allan Wallace ..., also 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Burial will be made in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Ohlsen - Asmus Christian of Vancouver on May 21, 1983, aged 76 years. Survived by his loving family, wife Nellie; 1 daughter... Myrna ...granddaughter ...Julie...grandsons, Kenneth, David, Robert; 1 great-granddaughter, Christine; and many relatives in Denmark. Funeral service will be conducted by Rev. V.C. Rothenberger. Tuesday May 24 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Rose Lawn Funeral Directors, ...
Pettigrew - The funeral service of John Brill Pettigrew who died on November 26 was held from Vanscoy United Church on November 29 at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. G. McLellan. Pallbearers were J.E. Rayburn, O.E. Allen, George Knight, R. Thomas, W. Fimister, Alex Baptist. Burial was made in the Vanscoy Cemetery. McKague's Funeral Home was in charge.
Myers - The death of Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Myers, wife of H.A. Myers, aged 66 years, of Prince George, B.C. and formerly of Vanscoy, Sask., occurred in Prince George on Friday, October 8th. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 13, at 2 p.m. from McKague's Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Gordon McLellan of Delisle. Surviving are: her husband, H.A. Myers...; three daughters, ...; two sons Clyde... and Woodrow ...; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Also surviving are four sisters and two brothers residing in the U.S.A. Mrs. Myers had been a resident of Vanscoy since 1911, later moving to Prince Albert and then to Prince George two years ago. Burial will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery.
In the hospital at New Toronto on August the 24th, 1935, the very sad death occurred of Miss Lorna Aileen Johnson, in her 24th year, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Johnson, Uxbridge, following a lingering illness of nearly two years. The funeral took place to St. John's cemetery, Brock on Tuesday, August 27th, 1935, service being held at the home of her parents.
Lorna was a former high school student in Uxbridge, a member of the United church and also of the C.G.I.T. girls here. After leaving school she entered the nursing profession, during which time she contracted a serious illness. Just previous to graduating she was ordered to take a rest by her physician and notwithstanding she had received the best of medical care and bore her affliction with unusual patience (always with a ready smile for everyone) even this failed to restore her to former health.
For over a year hopes were entertained that her brave fight would eventually win, but on Wednesday of last week she took a turn for the worse and lasted only a few days.
The funeral was largely attended by friends and neighbors from many parts, and the beautiful floral tributes from t his vicinity and also from distant places where Lorna was well known spoke plainly of the high esteem in which she was held and of the many friends she had made.
The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Littlewood of Vroomanton who chose for his text, "Greater love hat no man than this that he lay down his life for his friends," which was very appropriate as Lorna showed her willingness to make any sacrifice for the welfare of others.
She leaves to mourn her loss, a sorrowing mother and father, also one brother Charlie of Victoria Corners to whom to heartfelt sympathy of this community is extended in their very sad bereavement.
JORDAN - On Sun. Jan 22, 1967, Mrs. Heather Anne, beloved wife of Herbert Jordan of Blk. 3, Ste 1 Pineview Terrace, formerly of Choiceland, Sask. passed away in local hospital at the age of 78 years. Prayer services will be held from the MacKenzie Chapel on Wed., Jan 25th at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Choiceland United Church on Thurs., Jan 26th at 2 p.m. Reverend James Osborne assisted by Mr. Ted Bowerman will conduct the service. Interment in family plot, Crockon Hill cemetery. Born Heather Anne McGowan in Toronto, Ont. and coming west to Carberry, Man., in 1902 to Weyburn in 1905 where she married Herbert Jordan and in 1906 they homesteaded at Viceroy, moved north to Prince Albert in 1934 and to Choiceland in 1937 where they lived until retiring to P.A. in 1963. Besides her husband the late Mrs. Jordan is survived by four sons, Wallace...Harold...Herbert...Lawrence...; seven daughters: ...Ruth...Vivian...Dorothy...Betty...Kathleen...Naomi...Lorraine...; one brother, Wallace McGowan...; 1 sister...; 52 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren. Arrangements by MacKenzie Funeral Home.
PAISLEY - On Wednesday, May 11th, 1966, Mrs. Martha Paisley of Pineview Lodge, formerly of Choiceland, passed away in a local hospital at the age of 77 years. Born in Bruce County, Ontario in 1889. She was predeceased by her husband, George, in 1956. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. H. (Lilla) Gibson of La Ronge; one grandson, Mr. Stirling Gibson, also of La Ronge, and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by three step-daughters;... Edna;...Alice...Doris... and one step-son...Wm. Paisley stationed with the RCAF in Montgomery, Alabama. Funeral services will be held from the Choiceland United Church in Woodlawn cemetery, Nipawin, Sask. Funeral arrangements by Mr. J. Coventry, Nipawin Funeral Home.
Prince Albert Daily Herald
The death of Earle Goldwin Sanders occurred Thursday, May 21, after an illness of two weeks. Deceased was born at Uxbridge, Ontario. He had resided at White Fox for the last three years, coming from Vanscoy, west of Saskatoon.
His bereaved parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Sanders are well known merchants of White Fox and Vanscoy and it is on the edge of his father's farm that the White Fox resort is situated.
Deceased's mother and brother who were in charge of the Vanscoy store arrived at White Fox just a few days before he died.
A cerebral tumor is given as the cause of death.
Besides his parents he leaves to mourn two brothers, Bert, Vanscoy and Harvey, White Fox.
The funeral was held Friday, May 22, and there was a large gathering in the United Church for the service, which was conducted by Rev. H.E. Fennell. Hymns sung were "What a Friend we have in Jesus", "The Sands of Time are Sinking", "Peace, Perfect Peace", and "Forever with the Lord". The choir sang "nearer My god to Thee" as an anthem with Mr. Rusk presiding at the organ.
Pall bearers were E. Rusk, Roy Collins, M. Galliger, G. Boweh, H. Payne and W. Love.
Interment was made in the White Fox cemetery.
Floral tributes were from: Father and mother, Harvey and Bert; Love Family; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Robb and family; Keith, Garrie and Enid; Mr. and Mrs. S. Collins and son; Mr. and Mrs. R. Bieler, Mr. and Mrs. E. Rusk; Mr. and Mrs. Redditt; Mr. and Mrs. A. Shaw; Mr. and Mrs. W. Oliver; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Carter; Town of White Fox Board of Trade; United Church Ladies Aid.
Mrs. J.G. Merrick, Mrs. T.E. Johnson and Mrs. G.L. Shier are aunts of the deceased. Mr. J.J. Sanders was a former merchant of Victoria Corners for several year, and all join in extending their deepest sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Sanders and family.
SHAW - Funeral services were held Sept. 29, 1:30 p.m. for the late Archie Norman Shaw who passed away after a lengthy illness at the age of 83 years. Born in Perth, Ont. Resident of Love, Sask. and Prince George since 1951. Predeceased in 1956 by his son James and in 1964 by his wife, Hazel. Survived by five children and their families, daughters Isobel..., Jean..., sons Blake, Glen and Dean also of this city. His family wish to thank all those who came by to express their sympathy. A special thank you to the staff of Simon Fraser Hospital, Assman's Funeral Home, Rev. A. Dawe and the six long time friends who were his pallbearers. Hanson, Craig, and Shaw families.
Prince George
SANDERS - Mr. John James Sanders of White Fox aged 72 years, 11 months, 26 days passed away at his home on November 29. The late Mr. Sanders came from Vancouver to Vanscoy in 1911 where he operated a general store until 1925. He then moved to White Fox and started the first pioneer store. The White Fox Tourist Park was owned by him and developed into a summer resort.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 3rd in the Orange Hall, White Fox Rev. Thomas of the United Church officiated. A large number attended. Hymns used were "Jesus Lover of My Soul", "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Rock of Ages". Mrs. Thomas presided at the organ. The pallbearers were Messrs. S.A. Collins, Ed. Rusk, Geo. Evans., F. Campbell, W. Atkinson and K. Baldwin. Interment was made in White Fox cemetery, Mitchell's Funeral Home in charge.
Surviving are his widow who was visiting in Ontario at the time of his death, also two sons, Bert of Vanscoy and Harvey of White Fox.
Floral tributes were received from the following: The Family, United Ladies' Aid, McDonald Bros. and families, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Oliver, Lower Family, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan, Baldwin family, Collins family, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. McDowell and family. Rusk, family, Mr. and Mrs. E. Tornquist and family.
- Sanders is misspelled all through this obit as Saunders
MCDONALD - John Willard, formerly of Legion Towers, Maple Ridge, passed away in Shaughnessy Hospital, November 8, 1982, aged 84 years. Survived by 1 son, MacIntyre McDonald ...; 3 daughters, Donna..., Gaynor..., Ann...; 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Jim of Vancouver, Fred of Winnipeg, 1 sister, Verna Sanders of Vancouver. Memorial service will be held Saturday, November 13 and 3 p.m. in the Chapel of First Memorial Services, 2808 Mount Lehman Rd., Abbotsford (1/4 mile South of Freeway). Rev. W. Dormer officiating. Cremation in lieu of flowers donations to the Terry Fox Fund would be appreciated. Arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C. and First Memorial Services.
MCDONALD - November 5, 1962, Joseph Angus McDonald, aged 57 years, of 21 W. 39th Ave. Survived by his wife Flora; 1 son, Donald, Toronto; 1 daughter ...Sharon...; 4 grandchildren; 1 step-daughter, Marlene...; 5 brothers, Willard...; Clifford...; James...; Earl...; Fred...; 3 sisters, Mrs. E. Ferguson...; Mrs. Hazel Shaw...; Mrs. Verna Sanders.... Deceased served with C.F.C. Second World War. A member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 68. Rev. Angus Jack will conduct the funeral service in Mount Pleasant Chapel, 11th Ave. and Kingsway on Friday, November 9, at 3 p.m.
Vancouver paper
MCDONALD - January 10, 1953, Isabella, beloved wife of the late Henry Angus McDonald, 326 West 13th Ave. aged 82 years. Survived by 6 sons, Earl, Sask.; Willard and Cliff, Prince George; Jim, Chilliwack; Fred, Winnipeg, and Joe, Vancouver; 3 daughters, Mrs. Ethel Ferguson, Vancouver; Mrs. Hazel Shaw, Prince George; Mrs. Verna Sanders, Sask; 53 grandchildren ; 41 great grandchildren. Funeral service in the Mount Pleasant Chapel, Kingsway at 11th Ave. Tuesday, January 13 at 1 p.m. Rev D.G. Hollingworth officiating.
Vancouver paper
There passed away in Toronto at 346 Windermere Ave., on August 12th, Joseph Wesley Sanders, after an illness of about seven months from which there seemed to be no hope of recovery, he was called away.
His patience and calmness while enduring suffering was most remarkable, being an inspiration tot he many friends who visited him.
The funeral service was conducted from his home on Saturday, August 15th by the Rev. W. L.L. Lawrence pastor of Windermere Ave. United church, who made special emphasis of the blessing he received by witnessing the patience and peacefulness of the departed at all times.
those left o mourn the loss are: his beloved wife, one son Mervyn and daughter Eleanor both at home, also two brothers, John J. Sanders, merchant of White Fox, Sask., and Herbert of Los Angeles, Cal; also three sisters, Mrs. Wallace Winfield of Hamilton; Mrs. Theodore Johnson and Mrs. Gilbert Merrick, both of Uxbridge, to whom the sincere sympathy of relatives and friends are extended in this their dad bereavement. The burial took place in Park lawn cemetery and was attended by many relatives and friends who expressed their sympathy with many beautiful floral tributes.
Wesley Sanders was born at Vallentyne fifty seven years ago and was the youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Sanders. He was a resident of Toronto for the past thirty-five years and followed building and contracting very successfully and gained for himself a host of friends due to his honesty and uprightness.
MCDONALD - On December 4, 1980 Robert Clifford McDonald of White Rock, aged 79 years. Survived by his loving wife, Marjorie, 2 sons Alan, Murray, 3 daughters, Shirley..., Marjorie..., Sheila...; 14 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers, Earl, Willard, James, Fred and his twin sister Verna Sanders. General Mass will be said Wednesday December 10 at 12:30 p.m. in the Star of the Sea Parish Church 1153 Fir St. White Rock. Rev. J. Fagan celebrant. Interment in the Gardens of Gethsemani cemetery. Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer Foundation would be appreciate. Arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C. and First Memorial Services.

Memorial Card for George McDonald

(front)In Remembrance
(inside cover)In Loving Memory of
George Earl McDonald
Born: March 17th, 1892
Hurley, Wisconsin
Died: January 4th, 1982
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Age: 89 years
Wife, Mrs. Verna McDonald, Yorkton
Sons, Clair,...Lloyd,...Robert,...Richard
(inside)Brothers, Willard...
Sister, Mrs. Verna Sanders...
19 grandchildren
16 great graandchildren
Funeral Services
Thursday, January 7th, 1982
at 2:00 p.m.
Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Rev. Art Cross
Yorkton City Cemetery
Peter Flynn Harry Whalen
Alan Schuster Ted Vandenberg
Blaine McDonald Ivan Bigford

Memorial Card for Verna McDonald

(front)In Remembrance
(inside cover)In Loving Memory of
Verna McDonald
Born: October 2, 1900
Kincardine, Ontario
Died: January 10, 1982 (br /> Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Age: 81 years
Sons, Clair... Lloyd... Robert...Richard
Daughters, Margaret...Faye...Orma...Evelyn...June...
19 grandchildren
16 great grandchildren
(inside)Funeral Services
Wednesday, January 13, 1982
at 2:00 p.m.
Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Rev. Art Cross
Yorkton City Cemetery
Harry Whalen Peter Glynn
Al Schuster Tim Walsh
Ted Vanderbert Steve Soulsby
SHAW - In loving memory of a dear son and brother, Jim Shaw, who was killed on June 11, 1956.
You are not forgotten dear Jim
Nor ever shall you be.
We will remember thee.
No one knows the silent heartaches
Only those who have lost can tell
Of the grief that's borne in silence
For the one we loved so well.
Ever remembered by his Mom, Dad, brothers and sisters.
FERGUSON - Passed away in private hospital on Feb. 22 1974 Ethel Elizabeth Ferguson aged 80 years formerly of 1245 Nicola St. Survived by 1 sister, Mrs. Verna Sanders; 5 brothers, Willard and Jim McDonald..., Earl McDonald..., Cliff McDonald..., Fred McDonald...; her foster daughter ... and family ...Deceased was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. Funeral service in the Mount Pleasant Nunn & Thomson Chapel, Kingsway at Eleventh Ave., on Tuesday, February 26th, at 3 p.m. Rev. W. Clarke officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.
Funeral service for James Harvey Sanders was held in the White Fox Orange Hall, Tuesday, April 1, with the Legion in charge. Rev. Allen gave the sermon, with Mrs. McGown at the piano.
Deceased was 39 years of age.
Left to mourn are his mother, one brother Bert, five nieces and one nephew all living in Choiceland.
The pallbearers were Messrs. Ken Wall, Robt. Bradshaw, Wm. Ward, Wm. Tatlow, Smith Kelsey and Henry Wilson. Interment was made in the White Fox cemetery.
White Fox - The funeral of Harvey James Sanders, war veteran who died accidentally in a fire at White Fox on Friday, March 28, was held Tuesday from the Orange hall, White Fox with Rev. R. Allen officiating. The Canadian Legion ritual was observed at the graveside, and "Last Post" and "Reveille" was sounded by H. Wilson. The pallbearers, all war veterans, were W. Hammell, B. Ward, B. Sears, G. McGuire, B. Wilson, and J. Hammell.
Surviving are his mothers, Mrs. J.J. Sanders, one brother, Herbert, Choiceland.
FOSTER - At Abbotsford, on December 10, 1980, Sharon Louise Foster aged 43 years, late of 34138 Marshall Rd. Predeceased by her father, Gerald, 1962. Survived by her husband Richard; 1 daughter, Miss Netonia Foster, at home; 3 sons, Brian and Tom, both at home, Mr. Terry and wife Pam Foster...; her mother Mrs. Caroline McDonald, Burnaby; 1 brother, Don and wife Shirley McDonald...; and many friends. Prayers will be held on Friday December 12th at 8:00 p.m. Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 13, 1980 at 2:30 p.m. from Saint Ann's Catholic Church. Father N. Boomars, celebrant. Interment Hazelwood Cemetery. Donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated. Henderson's Funeral Home, Abbotsford, in charge of arrangements.
The death occurred at Govan, Sask. on Friday, February 25th, 1938, of Frances Acton, widow of the late William McLaughlin, in her 88th year. The remains were brought to Sunderland on Friday, March 4th, 1938 for interment in West Brock cemetery, services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Jamieson in St. Mary's church, Sunderland.
The late Frances Acton was born in Brock township, a daughter of the late John Acton and Sarah Doble and married the late William McLaughlin who predeceased her some sixteen years ago. For many years they farmed in Brock township until 1912 when the family moved to Govan, Sask. where they have since resided.
Despite her advanced years Mrs. McLaughlin made several visits to her old home in Brock, the last being about six months ago when she made the round trip by herself, but since her last visit her health had not been so good and news of her passing came as a shock to her many friends and relatives.
To mourn her death a left two sons Ryerson at home and John of Sunderland, also eight daughters: Mrs. Richard Shier, Mrs. Fred Lucas, Semans, Sask; Mrs. James Acton, Mrs. Angus Swanick, Mrs. Walter Fernix, Govan Sask; Mrs. A.J. Taylor, Toronto, Mrs. Wilmot Yakes, Victoria Corners and Miss Maud at home as well as twenty-three grandchildren and six great grand children.
The pall bearers were six of her grandchildren and the honorary pall bearers were great grand children.

The death of Margaret Elizabeth Shier, Uxbridge, occurred at Lockwood Clinic on Nov. 1st. She had been ill for six weeks. The deceased was born in Scott Twp. on Jan 16 1874. She married the late George D. Shier, and farmed all their life. Left to survive is one son Ray, two other children died at infancy. Four grandchildren. One sister Mrs. J.J. Sanders (Kate) Choiceland Sask. One brother George of Uxbridge.
The funeral was conducted from McGuire and Low Chapel Rev. H.A. Kennedy conducted the service. Interment in Uxbridge Cemetery.

(front) In Memoriam
(inside cover) The 23rd Psalm
(inside>Entered Into Rest
At the Lockwood Clinic Hospital
Toronto, on Sunday, November
1st, 1953.
Margaret E. Merrick
Beloved wife of the late George Shier
In her 80th year.
Resting at the Funeral Home of McGuire & Low, Uxbridge, service in the Chapel, on Wednesday, November 4th, at 2l30 p.m. Interment Uxbridge Cemetery.
Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Memorial for William Bertram Sanders - March 23, 1904 - August 15, 1983

William Bertram Sanders was born in Reach Township, Victoria Corners, Ontario on March 23, 1904. He took two years of schooling when the family moved to Vanscoy, Saskatchewan. He attended the Laura (sic) School.

He married Verna May McDonald on November 22, 1926 and the couple took up residence at Vanscoy where they operated a Red and White store and he also farmed at White Fox. In 1946 the family moved to Choiceland where he operated the International Harvester as well as continuing to farm. They retired in 1968 and moved to Vancouver where he was residing at the time of his death.

He leaves to treasure his memory his loving wife, Verna; five daughters...; one son...; four grandsons, ...five grand daughters,...; four great grandsons and one great grand daughter; all of whom will miss Grandpa Bert. With his many tricks and stories he fascinated all the children. He was predeceased by two brothers and a grand daughter.

Obituary for Gerald "Gerry" Merrick

Merrick: Gerry

Merrick, Gerald "Gerry" passed away at Caressant Care in Harriston Ontario on Monday November 14th, 2011 in his 66th year. Gerry will be greatly missed by his siblings Nancy (Terry) Parks, Pat (Karen) Merrick, sister-in-law Colleen Merrick, Peter (Ann) Merrick, Mary (Gilbert) Vervoort, Shelagh (Dave) Rheinhardt and John (Nancy) Merrick. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Gerry was predeceased by his parents Leo and Anne and also by brothers Michael, Robert and by his sister-in-law Lucia. Visitation for Gerry will be held on Thursday November 17th from 7-9 pm, Friday November 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and the Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary's Church in Elora on Saturday November 19th at 1pm. Burial will be at St Mary St Joseph's Cemetery in Elora immediately following the service. Memorial donations can be directed towards the Canadian Paraplegic Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Memorial for Vernon Sanders Saturday July 2 1994

In Loving Memory of Mr. Vernon Ray Sanders La Ronge, SK

Born May 29, 1931 Saskatoon SK

Passed Away June 27, 1994 La Rone, SK

The late Mr. Sanders is suvived by:

His loving wife Eileen (nee Johnston), one son Thomas William Sanders of North Vancouver, BC, five sisters .... and numerous nieces and nephews

Memorial for Patricia May Sanders September 29 2014

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Memorial for John Wall March 11, 2011

Memorial Eva Kathleen Wyman 1987

In Memory of Eva Kathleen Wyman 1903 - 1987

Funeral Service Saturday, November 28th at 11:30 am Chapel, Saskatoon Funeral Home

Memorial Dolores "Marty" Karahalios 1998

In Loving Memory of Dolores "Marty" Karahalios who passed away Wednesday, June 10, 1998 aged 63 yeras. Funeral services ... Regina


Mr. John Johan Letkeman aged 85 passed away on December 31st at the Swift Current Union Hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will be held on Jan. 4, 1968 at the Zion Mennonite Church in the city. Warren's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements with Reverend Abe Neufeld and Reverend David Dueck officiating. Mr. Larry Letkeman, Vernon Letkeman, John Froese, Stanley Froese, Ben Funk and Isaac Funk will act as pallbearers. Mr. Letkeman is survived by his wife Elizabeth of the city, one sister; six daughters Agenetha (Mrs. J. Funk) of the city, Sarah (Mrs. A Wall) Saskatoon, Elizabeth (Mrs. J. Froese) of the city, Anna (Mrs. D. McCuaig) of London, Ont, and two sons George, Abbotsford, B.C. and Benjamin of the city. He was predeceased by his parents, three sisters and three brothers. Mr. Letkeman was born in Olgafeld, Frestenland, Russia on September 30, 1882. He immigrated to Canada in 1903 to settle at Winkler, Man. In 1906 he moved to a homestead in the Wymark area and took up residence in Wymark Village in 1947. Recently, he has resided at No. 7 Prairie Pioneer Lodge. During his life Mr. Letkeman has been a member of the Mennonite Conference Church, a former overseer of the Village of Schoenfeld, taught school in Winkler, Man. acted as appraiser for Mennonite Holdings preparatory to decisions on relocation moves, and during the early 1940's acted as an official receiver at which time he received the Earl of Athlone, the Governor General of Canada while on a tour of Western Canada.

WALL The death of Mr. Abraham P. Wall (age 83 years of Saskatoon occurred in a Saskatoon hospital on Sunday , June 20, 1985. The Funeral Service will be on Thursday July 4 at 1:00 p.m. from Westwood Funeral Chapel, Ave. N and 20th Street conducted by Rev. Donald McCuaig and Rev. David Opheim. Surviving are: his loving wife Sarah and children Marie (Stuart) Thiesson of Saskatoon, John of Yellowknife, NWT, Louise Tweed of Saskatoon and Richard (Valerie) of Prince Albert; seventeen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; one brother, Jacob of Vanderhoof, BC and numerous nieces and nephews throughout Canada. The late Mr. Wall was born at Altona, Manitoba in 1902 and moved with his parents to Blumenhof, Sask in 1912. He married in 1927. Mr. Wall was an avid fisherman and sports enthusiast. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Internment will take place in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.