August, 2016

Isabel Alice Bourton

December 12, 1912 to August 20, 2016

The family of Isabel Bourton wish to announce her passing August 20, 2016 in Lloydminster at the age of 103 years and 8 months. Isabel was predeceased by her husband Walter Bourton, mother Frances Appleton, brother William (Bill), sister-in-law Maude and great nephew Troy.
She is survived by nieces and nephews: Sylvia (Mark, Ryan and Kyle). Roger (Ashley, Kelsey, William and David). Carolyn (Nic, Oscar and Jacquelyn).
Isabel was born in Lloydminster and resided in North Bend and Tangleflags. She spent a brief time attending school in Regina. Isabel dedicated her life to farming, active on the farm until age 98 years. She moved to Points West after a fall and remained there until her passing.
The funeral service was held at McCaws Funeral Chapel on August 26, 2016 with the interment following in the Albion Cemetery.
Isabel’s family would like to take the opportunity to thank Points West Living for everything they have done for Isabel as well as the staff at the Lloydminster Hospital. Thank you to McCaw’s Funeral Service for administering the funeral arrangements. And thank you to all the friends and family who showed their love and support in so many ways
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations to be given to a charity of your choice.

Doris Maxine Blouin

On July 30, 2016 Doris Blouin of Lloydminster, SK passed away at the age of 83, at the Lloydminster Hospital.
Doris is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Albert; one son (wife) of Lloydminster, AB, her daughter Colleen (David) of Lloydminster, son-in-law Wally Ankney from Lloydminster. Her treasured grandchildren and great grandchildren. All of who she loved dearly.
Doris was predeceased by her beloved daughter Beverly (Ankney), her parents Blanche and Nathan Waldorf; six sisters and four brothers.
Doris was a gentle, kind person. A beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be very missed and well remembered.
In lieu of floral tributes; donations in memory of Doris Blouin may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association, the Lloydminster branch, or the Lloydminster SPCA.
Her family wishes to express their gratitude and thanks to all of Doris’s doctors, and the palliative healthcare staff at the Lloydminster Hospital for the kindness and care.
It’s amazing how
One little word
Can fill your heart
With so much
Love you forever mom

Frederick Earl Lamb

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Frederick (Fred) Earl Lamb on Saturday, August 20th, 2016.
Born in Lashburn, Saskatchewan on July 13, 1940, Fred was quick to laugh and smile whenever a friend approached.
Loving husband of 22 years to Arlene Quinn.  Cherished father to Lana, Scott and Lorraine.  Proud grandpa of Steven, Scott, Mark, Mitchell, Katharine, Kyla and Megan. Predeceased by Baby Adam (1994).
Lovingly remembered by Arlene’s son Brendan, daughter Lesley, her husband Chris and their children Peter and Zoey.  Dear brother to Keith and his wife Ann of Victoria, BC, Ron and his wife Helene of Edmonton, AB and Arlene’s brother Randy Litchfield and his wife Jane of Guelph, ON.  Predeceased by Arlene’s brother Dennis Litchfield (2013).
His laughter, love of life and courageous spirit was inspirational and will be dearly missed by all who had the good fortune to know him.
Friends are invited to visit with the family at the Guelph Arboretum, University of Guelph, College Avenue East,  from 2 - 4 pm on Friday, August 26 with a celebration in Fred’s honour at 4 pm and a reception following.
Our heartfelt gratitude goes to the Oncology staff at Guelph General and Grand River Hospitals, especially Dr. Robinson and Dr. Kuk.  Exceptional thanks to Mike and Amanda who brought comfort and calmness to all, the Bayshore staff, and many others who supported Fred and his family through this journey and his wish to remain at home.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Foundation of the Guelph General Hospital or Grand River Hospital would be appreciated.  Cremation has taken place.
Forever Loved

Arrangements entrusted to Gilchrist Chapel, McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, 1 Delhi Street, Guelph, Ontario N1E 4J3 (519) 824-0031.
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Margaret Josephine Ruff

unexpectedly and peacefully passed away at the age of 76 years at the Wetaskiwin Long Term Care. She is survived by: Her children: Lynn (George) Blanck, Denise (Rene) Roberge and Russell (Kelly) Ruff; grandchildren: Carrie and Craig Bexson, Matthew and Dannie Ruff; great-grandchildren: Bayley, Shyana, Meysyn, Ashlyn, Tristen and Braden; sister Laura Larson; brothers: Jim and Marshall Delowsky; and also many extended family members, nieces, nephews and friends.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband Russell, parents Lillian and Michael Delowsky, sister Nettie Schenker and brothers: Terry (Taras), Boris and Alwood Delowsky.
The funeral service for Margaret Ruff was conducted from The McCaw Funeral Chapel, Lloydminster, Alberta on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd. of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.

Wanda Gail Laxdal-Hoegl

With an incredible enthusiasm for life, Wanda was a dedicated Mother, wonderful Grandmother, committed partner and dear friend.  She was always passionate about the beautiful qualities in the fabric of life and if there were places that were not beautiful, she would love them too.  Wanda always had a warm-welcoming smile and was a loving presence to everyone she knew.  She had an excellent sense of humour, incredible eye for detail and a wonderful sense of curiosity.  Her grandchildren meant the world to her, and her greatest sadness was knowing she would miss so much of their lives;  Jack, who shared her birthday, Harry and Clara, brought incredible joy to her life. 
When being asked for advice or presented with a problem, Wanda breathed warmth into the situation, always having the ability to see how the situation could be fruitful and positive.  She had funny and antidotal ways of dealing with hardship, and empowered people naturally and with ease.  Although she is gone in body, she will forever live in the hearts of those who loved her.  Her strength continues to flow and her desire for people to live loving, healthy, joyful and peaceful lives, lives on. 
Wanda passed away at the Lloydminster Hospital, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the age of 59 years.
Wanda is survived by: partner: Mark Longman; children: Jonas & daughter Clara Hoegl; Marah Hoegl and partner Jeff Noble & children Jack, Harry & baby; Daria Hogel and partner Jordan Schneider; Ava and husband Joel McCaw; and father of her children: Reg Hoegl; mother: Shirley Ann Laxdal; siblings: Allan Laxdal and wife Cheri & children; Mona Laxdal & daughter Crystal Bailey; and Alphonse & Tillie Hoegl.
Wanda is predeceased by her Father Grant Laxdal.
Celebration of Life for Wanda was held at Rolling Greens, Lloydminster, Alberta on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 10:30 AM with Pastor Lee Patmore officiating.
The eulogy was given by Ev Seewalt and Marcel Seewalt.
The musical trio was Lani Burry, Tori Smith and Katherine Edwards.
The hymns were “Amazing Grace”, “As the Deer” and “There is A Redeemer” accompanied by Michelle Andres on the piano.
The honorary pallbearers were Joel McCaw, Jeff Noble, Renee Romanchuck, Jordan Schneider, Max Longman, Andrew Longman, Heikki Miller, Toivo Miller, Katie Cherry, Ruth Cavanah, Matt Jasmin, Belinda Lorenz, Marilyn Hoegl.
The active urnbearer was Percy Flurry.
It is with much gratitude that Wanda’s family would like to thank all those who assisted in her Celebration of Life: McCaw Funeral Services, Lee Patmore, Evelyne and Marcel Seewalt, the musicians and extended family.  They would also like to thank the community of Hillmond and Lloydminster, her friends and neighbours, as well as her children’s friends and extended families, for their support, love and encouragement during this time.
Donations in memory of Wanda may be made to The Wanda Hoegl Music Memorial Fund.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.
Please look to McCaw Funeral Ltd. website for the complete eulogy.

Lawrence (Lorne) Walter Paslawski

passed away at Lloydminster,
Saskatchewan on Friday, July 22, 2016 at the age of 56 years.
Lawrence is survived by his fiance: Rita Peel; children: Dustin (Megan) Paslawski, Jaclyn (Corey) Domes, John (Katie) Peel, Cierra Peel, Jonita Peel and Colt Peel; grandchildren: Lexus, Kaden and Barrett Paslawski, Jude and Maxson Domes, Carson and Hunter Peel; Parents: Walter and Sally Paslawski; Brothers: Greg Paslawski and daughter Alexa, Ray (Susan Krotz-Smydra) Paslawski and child Garrison, Ernest (Kim Pinceman) Paslawski and children Meaghan and Matthew; Sisters: Nadine (Dave) Keck and children Christine, Evan, Nathan and Daniel; Patricia (Haig) Yeretsian and children Amanda, Jessica, Tawnia, Steven; Marion (Kent) Hayes and children Colton and Kendal.
The Prayer Vigil was held at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
The Funeral Service for Lawrence was conducted from St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, Lloydminster, Alberta on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM with Father Arun Rodrigues officiating.
The eulogy was given by Greg Paslawski, Ray Paslawski and Ernie Paslawski.
The active pallbearers were Matthew Paslawski, Evan Keck, Daniel Keck, Nathan Keck, Chris Robertson, and Corey

Domes. Interment was held in the Lloydminster Cemetery, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.
Donations in memory of Lawrence may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Lloydminster Kinsmen.
McCaw Funeral Service
Ltd., of Lloydminster,
Alberta administered the
funeral arrangements.

The family of the late
Lawrence (Lorne) Paslawski wish to thank you most sincerely for your support in their recent bereavement.
Your gentle sympathy and practical kindness will be remembered with great affection and gratitude.
Rita Peel
Dustin, Jaclyn, John, Cierra, Jonita and Colt

Pat Eggen

passed away in the Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the age of 63 years.
Pat leaves to cherish her memory: her loving husband Allan; her sons: Jason (Mhel Buelas) and Jeremy Eggen (Kim); grandchildren: Sheldon, Charmaine, Lucas and Anna; sisters: Nora Harder and Marilyn Davis; brothers: Ken Ross and Des Ross and numerous other relatives and friends.
The memorial service for Pat was conducted from McCaw Funeral Chapel, Lloydminster, Alberta on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 11:00 AM with Joyce Dickson officiating.
The eulogy was given by Katie Ross.
The reception was held in the Knox Presbyterian Hall and the lunch was provided by Colleen’s Catering.
Donations in memory of Pat may be made to the St. Paul’s Peritoneal Dialysis or charity of choice.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.

William "Bill" Rekrutiak

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bill Rekrutiak.
Bill was born in Mundare, AB and moved to Lloydminster in 1926. It was east of Lloydminster where he began farming until retirement 54 years later.
On July 7, 1953, he married the love of his life, Julia Kulczycki and they were blessed with two daughters.
“No job too big” - few could pride themselves with the list of lifetime achievements Bill accomplished when it came to community service: Junior Grain Club Leader, Municipal Councillor and Reeve of Wilton, Founding Director of Sandy Beach Lake Regional Park, Trustee/Chairman of Lloydminster Hospital Board, Director/Chairman of the Lloydminster Co-operative Ltd., Director/Chairman of Federated Co-operative Ltd., Director of the Northwest Regional Health District, Director of the Saskatchewan Health Care Association, Director of Twin Rivers Home Care, Director of Lloydminster Health District, Founder of the Slim Thorpe Recovery Center, Board Member/Chair of the Lloydminster Housing Authority, Director and Chair of the Lloydminster Figure Skating Club, Director of Saskatchewan Driver’s Licence Appeal, Member of Lloydminster Legacy Center, President of Lloydminster Cancer Unit and Provincial Executive, Lifetime Member of BPOE, and Returning Officer of the Constituency of Cut Knife/Lloydminster.
The list accumulatively totals well over 200 years of service. In 2008, Bill received the Lloydminster Lions Club Citizen of the Year Award and in 2010, received the prestigious nomination for the Saskatchewan Lifelong Achievement Award from SK Seniors Mechanism.
Bill’s interests through his life included his woodworking, as well as his love for working outdoors. He was an avid curler and golfer and travels included many destinations but the favorite trips were camping and fishing trips with his family whom were his pride and joy. He and Julia recently celebrated their 63rd wedding Anniversary. He endearingly enriched the lives of his daughters and their families and was always readily lending a helping hand. He loved visiting his four precious grandchildren and partaking in their many activities and one year ago was blessed with his first great-grandchild, Isla whom he adored.
Bill leaves to mourn his wife Julia, daughters Connie (Blaine) Cullen, Donna (Stirling) Lehner; four grandchildren, Travis (Nichole) Cullen, Megan (Byron) Cullen, Katelyn and Karson Lehner; great granddaughter Isla Cullen.
Bill was predeceased by his parents Alex and Kathleen, brother and sister-in-law John and Vera; niece, Debbie.
There is an encompassing void in our lives that will never be filled and we are blessed with beautiful memories.
The family wishes to thank the physicians and staff at the Lloydminster Hospital, the Lloydminster EMS and a heartfelt thank you to special friend, Dave Levers.
Funeral service for Bill was held Monday, August 15th at St. John’s Anglican Church, 1:00 PM with Archdeacon Michael Stonhouse officiating. Interment at the Lloydminster City Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McCaw Funeral Home.

(Kathleen) Joyce Radke (Nee Toner)

RADKE: (Kathleen) Joyce Radke (Nee Toner) went to be with her Lord on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the age of 82 years. Her sudden and unexpected death was the result of a heart attack.
Her memory will be cherished by her eight children and their spouses, 21 grandchildren and their spouses, 10 great grandchildren, seven siblings and their spouses and her big extended family. She will be missed by friends both close to home and afar.
She will be welcomed into heaven by her loving husband Bert, her parents Dan and Annie Toner, her grand-daughter Judith and numerous other family members and friends.
The Prayer Vigil will be held at St. Anthony’s Parish, 2704 - 56 Ave, Lloydminster, AB on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm.
The memorial service for Joyce will be held at St. Anthony’s Parish, on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 10:00 am. Interment will be at the Lloydminster Cemetery at 4:00 pm.
Donations in Joyce’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of choice.

Chuck Berg

November 1, 1951 to July 15, 2016

A “Celebration of Life” took place at Marwayne Community Hall July 21, 2016.
We tip our hat to a true Cowboy. A strong man devoted to his family, friends and community. A son, brother, husband, father, uncle and papa. He always made time for the ones he loved. Maybe he was enjoying a coffee on the back deck, a cool one in the garage or making milkshakes and popcorn for the grandkids. No matter, it was sure to include many stories followed by even more laughs.
Chuck’s family would like to thank everyone for the visits, baking, meals and phone calls and for taking the time to be with us during Chuck’s battle with cancer. Thank you to Vermilion Health Care Complex and Islay Home Care for their guidance and care. A special thank you to the Lea Park Rodeo committee for the honor guard, Grant Meiklejohn, Lorne Larson and Lloyd Gray for the kind words. Thank you to McCaw’s Funeral Home for their expertise, Colleen Hozack for the luncheon and to everyone who made Chuck’s “Celebration of Life” a memorable one.
Chuck is lovingly remembered by: his loving and devoted wife Rhonda; his children: Jodi (Brent) Bowman,  Brandy (Chris) Malo, Cody (Nichol) Berg; his grandchildren: Brayden and Katie Bowman, Grady and Emry Malo; his siblings: Dwight (Donna) Berg, Twila (Dave) Kenyon, Bob (Gloria) Berg, Pat Berg, Kathy (Misch) Berg; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Donations may be made to Lea Park Rodeo Memorial Fund.

William "Roy" Sidebottom

April 8, 1928 to June 25, 2016

SIDEBOTTOM: William “ROY” Sidebottom passed away on June 26, 2016 at the Lloydminster Hospital after a lengthy illness.  He was 88.  Roy was born on the farm, east of North Battleford on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1928.  Remarkably, he was 79 years old before his birthday was on Easter Sunday again.
Roy attended a rural school, Mount Hope, until Grade 10.  As a teenager he played softball and hockey with the local teams.  He had a thoroughbred horse called Thunder, that he,  with difficulty trained to ride and he even had Thunder pulling a cutter in the winter.  After the war, when machinery was hard to get, some Mount Hope farmers formed a Machinery Co-op buying one combine, one tractor one seeder etc.  They hired Roy and his cousin Ken to operate the machines, working 24 hours a day so that every farmer had a chance to get his crop in or off on time.
About 1948 Roy applied for a job, driving truck for MacKay’s Transport(now Kindersley Transport).  He worked for MacKay’s for 23 years hauling freight mostly in Saskatchewan.  A strike forced him to look for other employment so he worked at Domtar for about a year.  Truck driving was still his love so he got a job hauling mostly gas, for Westcan in Saskatchewan and Alberta.  He worked for Westcan for 19 years until he retired.
On August 18, 1953, Roy married a Mount Hope girl, Marguerite Keall who was then teaching in Lloydminster.  They lived and raised their family in Lloydminster until 1993 when they both retired and moved to Bright Sand Lake where the family had built a large retirement home.
Roy loved people and he loved helping people in any way he could.  He helped at a Lumber Mill, he helped farmers haul cattle or helped with crops.  He helped drive a septic truck.  Eventually Roy bought Doug McGowan’s Septic business.  He then bought a Mack truck and serviced the area around Bright Sand Lake with “Roy’s Vacuum Service” for many years.
Roy was Chairman of the Hamlet of Mowery Beach but was jokingly referred to as “The Mayor”; holding that position for many years.
Roy was also a big game hunter.  He hunted with his sons and his hunting buddies in the same area in Northern Alberta for over 40 years.  Of course when we moved to Bright Sand, Roy was now a non-resident hunter so had to pay dearly for his license and he now needed a “guide”.  Roy was scheduled for knee replacement surgery but he cancelled because he had a moose tag to fill!
Roy liked to water ski and did so until he was 75.  He liked to snowmobile, even going to the mountains a couple of times.  He spent many hours driving the boat while family and friends, water skied, knee boarded or tubed.
After Roy’s heart surgery we bought a Condo in Lloydminster with the intentions of spending the winters in town and summers at the lake.  We managed to get to the lake twice before Roy’s health deteriorated and he spent most of the time in and out of the hospital.
Roy was predeceased by his parents, George and Ada Sidebottom, his in laws, Allan and Dot Keall, 2 brothers, Joe and Ernest, 2 sisters, Louise Mino and Bernice Howdle, 1 sister in law Gladys Sidebottom, 3 brothers in law, Gus Mino, Frank Howdle and Buck Chenoweth and 1 son in law Bob Jack Jr.
Roy leaves to mourn his loving wife of 62 years, Marguerite; 3 daughters,  Gloria Jack, Rhonda (Eric) Davidson, Sharlene (Blain) Waldorf.  2 sons Brad Sidebottom (Lana Malka) and Jeff (Shauna) Sidebottom.  15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; 1 brother Ron Sidebottom and his wife Margaret, 3 sister in laws; Mildred Sidebottom, Arlene Chenoweth, Sharon Bradburn(Art LaRiviere) and numerous nieces and nephews.
We want to thank Dr. Kostic, Dr. Antonio and Dr. Sayeed for their care and concern.  Also thanks to the nurses and continuing care staff on the third floor.  Their teasing and smiles brightened our days.
Also thanks to all who visited, sent cards, flowers, food or donations.  It was all appreciated.  Thanks to McCaw’s Staff who helped us wade through all the “must dos.”  It made our life a little easier at a difficult time.
Marguerite and Family