Obituaries

February, 2017

Viola Schaefer

February 28, 1924 to December 23, 2016

Viola Schaefer entered her heavenly home on December 23, 2016 at age 92 years. She is survived by her children Ruby (Laurin) Trudel of Lloydminster, Alberta and Jim (Noreen) Schaefer of Wynndel, B.C. and one sister, Bernice Heppner of Calgary.
Viola was born on February 28, 1924 to William and Lydia Kuehn.  She is predeceased by her siblings Theresa Schaefer, Clara Schaefer,
Edward Kuehn, Esther Jones, baby Herman Kuehn and Hilbert Kuehn.
Viola and Ben Schaefer married in 1943 and were married for 55 years. They operated B. Schaefer General Store in Blackfoot from 1946 to 1963.  They farmed north of Blackfoot from 1964 to 1998 when they moved to Lloydminster. Ben passed away in 1999. Viola lived in Maples II, Dr. Hemstock and Lloydminster Continuing Care making many new friends.  She was an active member of First Lutheran Church for 76 years. Viola was one of the volunteers who worked on the Forgotten Echoes book. She     volunteered at the Interval Home Thrift Store (for more than 15 years) until she was 91, loving every day.

Viola’s family are grateful to: the staff at Dr. Hemstock, Lloydminster Hospital, 3rd floor and Lloydminster Continuing Care, for their respectful, gentle, accommodating, professional, yet personal care, Ralph Arndt for officiating the God honoring funeral in a meaningful way, Dean Mari for singing Mom’s favourite song “I’m But A Stranger Here”, Lilly North for playing Mom’s favourite hymns, Cheryl Jurke and Ronda Day for leading the singing, Heidi Arndt and Norma Tetz for special assistance, Knox Presbyterian Church for giving us sanctuary, and Joel at McCaw’s Funeral Service, for guiding us through. Thank you to friends and family for attending the service and for the overwhelming expressions of sympathy.

Reverend Harold Thomas Martin

Reverend Harold Thomas Martin passed away at the Lloydminster Hospital on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the age of 89 years.
He leaves to mourn his children, Judy Kelley, Donna (Bruce) Brown, Bonnie Armstrong, Paul (Linda) Martin and Peter Martin; five grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and numerous other relatives.
Harold was predeceased by his wife, Vera, parents and siblings.
Celebration of Harold’s life took place at Grace United Church on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Rev. Paul DuVal officiated, Grace Choir sang “On Eagles Wings,” duet “O Lord Most Holy” by Brenda Ellison and Cheryl Jack, piano duet “In The Bulb There Is A Flower” by Stephanie and Jessica Bernard, pianist, Lois Sonnega and organist, Irene Knowlson. Memories of a good friend were given by Bud Manning and   tribute by Mary Laursen.
A sincere thank you to Grace United Church ladies for the delicious lunch, Rev. Paul DuVal, Lois Sonnega, Irene Knowlson, Mary Laursen, Bud Manning, Brenda Ellison, Cheryl Jack, Stephanie and Jessica Bemard for their contributions to the service of celebration of Harold’s life. Also to all those who made a donation in memory of Harold to the donor’s charity of choice. In lieu of thank you cards to   individuals, a donation will be made to the Grace United Church.
Special thanks to Bill and Shirley Luchynski and Nick and Sally Matwek for all the care and kindness to Harold during his stay in the   hospital. Thank you to the doctors and staff at the Lloydminster Hospital for the care Harold received while a patient and special thanks to Glen McCaw and staff for their kind and professional care.

Brenda Marie (nee Kobes) Stansfield

November 30, 1963 to January 2, 2017

On January 2, 2017, Brenda was taken from us far too soon after a brief battle with leukemia.
Brenda will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by husband Steve, sons Jesse and Brett and daughter Kelsie. Left to mourn her passing are her family; parents Charlie and Yevonne Kobes, siblings Dana (Laurie)- sons Dylan, Tyrel and Kassy, Michael (Pauline) - daughter Ashley (Colin, Lily and Jayda), son Jeremy and Jenn, Kevin (Karen) - daughter Bailey (Jordan and Briar), daughter Amber, Dwayne - children Brandi, Brent, Rebecca, Kelly (Marlisa) - sons Terix, Aden and Jaks, Denelle (Regan) - children Isaak, Aryanna and Daxon. Steve’s parents Bill and Lila Stansfield, siblings Deanna (Grant) - Kane and Brittany, Peter (Michelle) - Megan and Brent. As well as many relatives, neighbors and friends.
The memorial service for Brenda was conducted from the Stockade Convention Centre, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm.
It is the family’s wish that any contributions be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Downs Syndrome Foundation.
Card of Thanks
We would like to express our thanks for the support we received during Brenda’s illness and passing.  Thanks to all the neighbors who brought meals and desserts , for all the cards, flowers, well wishes, donations and emotional support.  Thank you to the Hillmond Hitmen, Lloydminster Classic Oilfield Bandits and Alcurve and Hillmond communities; words cannot express our gratitude.  In addition, we express our thanks to Pastor Lee Patmore for conducting the lovely memorial service, to Lisa Blaquiere for her solo, to Ashley Sharp for doing the reading and to Denelle and Kent for presenting the eulogy.
Steve, Jesse, Kelsie and Brett Stansfield
Charlie and Yevonne Kobes and Family

Dorothy Margaret Erickson

September 24, 1929 to January 6, 2017

Dorothy Margaret Erickson (nee Gingell)passed away at St. Walburg Health Complex, St. Walburg, Saskatchewan on Friday, January 6, 2017 at the age of 92 years.
Dorothy was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan to Alice Elizabeth Sherry and Arthur Jacob Gingell on September 24, 1924.
The family moved from Medicine Hat to Snowden, Saskatchewan in 1929. She attended school at Bedard. Many hard working hours and fun times were had at the farm with her siblings.
She married George Erickson on March 11, 1943. Together they had 4 children, Al, George, Vern and Alice.
After her children were raised she worked many years at the Auxiliary Hospital with her sister, Lillian. She also worked for her son, Al, in his plumbing shop and her son, Vern, caretaking his apartments. She never had idle hands. In her spare time she crochet and knitted making hundreds of slippers, mitts, toques, afghans, baby sweaters and adult sweaters. She passed this talent onto her daughter, Alice and you would see them at craft fairs together, selling.
Accompanied by her travel partner and sister, Lillian, the pair made their way to the North Pole, Florida, Arizona, Montana and camped all over Alberta and Saskatchewan (bottle picking along the way).
Dorothy is survived by her children, Al & Laurel Erickson, George Erickson & partner Deb Roberts, Vern & Sandra Erickson and Alice & Archie Peterson. She also leaves to mourn 10 Grandchildren; 24 Great Grandchildren; 29 Great Great Grandchildren; her siblings, brother Al & Bea, sisters, Lillian and Clara; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was predeceased by her brothers, Walter, Lloyd, Lester, Alfred, Clarence and Harold; daughter-in-law, Carol; and numerous relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Dorothy was conducted from the McCaw Funeral Chapel, Lloydminster, Alberta on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM.
The family of the late Dorothy Erickson wish to express their deep appreciation to those who have offered such kindness, support and messages of sympathy and comfort in our bereavement. We especially wish to thank Reverend Charlie McNeil for officiating, the Knox Presbyterian Church lunch ladies for the lunch and McCaw Funeral Service for their services. 

Much Thanks,
Dorothy’s Family

Barbara Rabl

May 10, 1916 to December 14, 2016

RABL: Barbara passed away in the Lloydmin-ster Hospital on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the age of 100 years.
She was born on May 10, 1916 at Arndorf, Germany and was a Business Owner of a shoe repair store in Lloydminster for many years.
She is survived by one daughter: Rosemarie Edwards: Grandchil-dren: Darrell Rabl and Karen, Jeff Edwards and Tricia, Selena Hucal (nee Edwards ) and Ivan; Great Grandchil-dren and Great Great Grandchildren: Brooke Rabl, Cara Rabl, Brandon Rabl, Alison Edwards, Cameron Edwards, Sydney Hucal and Adam Hucal and all the extended family in Canada and Germany.
She was predeceased by her husband: John, Son - Walter, and Grandson - Danny.
The Prayer Service for Barbara was conducted Edwards, Cameron Edwards, Sydney Hucal and Adam Hucal and all the extended family in Canada and Germany.
She was predeceased by her husband: John, Son - Walter, and Grandson - Danny.
The Prayer Service for Barbara was conducted from The McCaw Funeral Chapel,Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. with Pastor Jeff Edwards officiating.
Mass of Christian Burial was conducted from St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, Lloydminster, on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Jan Sobkowicz Father Antony Michael and Father Don Stein officiating.
The eulogy was given by Pastor Jeff Edwards.
The organist was Donna Weston and the soloist was Ray Faltermeier.
St. Anthony’s Church Choir was in attendance.
The Honorary Pallbearers were The CWL Honor Guard.
The Active Pallbearers were: Darrell Rabl, Brandon Rabl, Jeff Edwards, Cameron Edwards, Ivan Hucal and Adam Hucal.
Interment followed in The Lloydminster City Cemetery.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd. of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.
CARDS OF THANKS
Thank you to the Lloydminster Hospital staff and to Mom’s doctor, Dr. Vernon Naidoo.  Thank you to the Catholic Women’s League for the wonder-ful lunch they prepared and served.  Thank you to all friends and family for their donations, flowers, cards and phone calls.  A special thank you to Glenn McCaw and the McCaw Funeral Service staff for their great assistance and guidance during this difficult time.