Obituaries

April, 2017

Garrett Lee Morrison

MORRISON: Garrett Lee Morrison passed away at Waseca, Saskatchewan on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the age of 31 years.
Garrett is survived by: his parents, Neil and Pat; his brothers, Curtis, Devin (Karen) and their children, James and Kaden.
A memorial service was conducted from McCaw Funeral Chapel, Lloydminster, Alberta on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 2:00 PM with Reverend Charlie McNeil officiating.
Eulogy was given by Pat Ribey.
The hymns sung were, “Just As I Am”, “Angels Among Us”, “How Great Thou Art”, and “Jesus Loves Me”.
Interment will be held at a later date.
Donations in memory of Garrett may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.
CARD OF THANKS
We, the family of Garrett, would like to thank Waseca and Maidstone First Responders, Maidstone and Lloydminster, R.C.M.P. and Victim Services. Thank you to Rev. Charlie McNeil for the funeral service, Pat Ribey for preparing and presenting the eulogy, Rychie Production, and Rachael.
Thank you to the Knox Presbyterian Church Hall Ladies for providing lunch and to McCaw Funeral Service for their kindness and compassion during our loss.
Thank you for food brought to our houses, phone calls and visits. Thank you for the many cards and flowers and donations made in Garrett’s memory. Thanks to our great friends and families.
Neil & Pat Morrision
Curtis
Devin, Karen, James & Kaden

Glen Allen (Tinker) Florence

September 19, 1941 to December 13, 2016

Florence: Glenn Allen (Tinker)  Born September 19, 1941 in Cut Knife, Saskatchewan. 
Entered into rest December 13, 2016 at Rocky Mountain House, Alberta at the age of 75 years.
Celebration of life interment will be at the Lloydminster Cemetery on May 20 at 2 pm.
Approximately in the North East corner of cemetery. 
Lunch will be served at the Moose Lodge at 2:30 pm.

Maureen Elizabeth Anderson

ANDERSON: Maureen Elizabeth Anderson passed away at the Lloydminster Hospital, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the age of 85 years.
Maureen is survived by: her husband, Stan; her children, Judy Deane, Colleen Deane and Alan (Joanne) Deane; grandchildren, Leigh McAreavy, Shanon McAreavy, Mitchell McAreavy, Katherine Deane, Conor Deane and Nevin Deane; great-grandchildren, Ken McAreavy, Rei McAreavy and Marshall McAreavy; step-children, Debra Johnson and Julia Devall; numerous nieces and nephews.
Maureen is predeceased by: her parents, James and Edna O’Neill; sister, Peggy Miller; daughter Patty Deane.
The Funeral Service for Maureen was conducted from the Kitscoty Community Hall, Kitscoty, Alberta on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM with Reverend Bob Aldrich officiating.
Eulogy was given by Bob Ambler.
“Danny Boy” was sung by soloist, Ray Faltermeier.
Hymns sung were “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art” accompanied by organist, John Scott.
The recessional was “By Name I Have Called You”.
The active pallbearers were Conor Deane, Mitchell McAreavy, Leigh McAreavy, Charlie Mauws, Murray King and Shanon McAreavy.
Interment was held at the Kitscoty Cemetery, Kitscoty, Alberta.
Donations in memory of Maureen may be made to Lloydminster Regional Health Foundation.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta, administered the funeral arrangements.
Our family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the many people who sent cards and flowers, prepared meals and desserts, called to express their sympathy, dropped by the house to visit with us and attended mom’s funeral service. Your unwavering love, support and kindness eased us through a sad and difficult time.
A special thank you is reserved for Rev. Bob Aldrich. Thank you to mom’s great friend Bob Ambler for delivering a beautiful eulogy, Ray Faltermeier for his touching rendition of Danny Boy, John Scott for musical accompaniment, the PV and Kitscoty Legions, Commanders John Mahon and Keith Lockett for their tribute, The Foresters, the pallbearers, and Leanne Shand for her lovely reading. Thank you also to the nurses at the Lloydminster Hospital for your comforting care.
In closing, we send a huge thank you to the ladies for a wonderful lunch and to McCaw Funeral Service for their compassion and guidance. Thank you Joel!

Olive Mcarther (Oakley)

McArthur: Olive McArthur (Oakley) passed away peacefully in her home on the farm at Tulliby Lake with family and friends by her bedside. She was 20 days short of being 105 years old.
Olive is survived by her sons Tom and Doug; grandchildren Kerri Franz McArthur and Shawn McArthur; great grandchildren Josh and Caden Franz and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Olive was predeceased by husband, Colin in 2003; son, Bill in 2014, daughter-in-law, Joan, in 2016; father and mother, William and Mary, sisters, Alma (Jim Johnson); Rebecca (Pat Rutherford), brothers, Harold, William (Vera); Bert, sister-in-law Gwen Honeysett (McArthur) and brother-in-law Art Honeysett.
Olive Oakley was born on March 30th, 1912 in Slate River, Ontario to William and Mary Oakley. She was the second youngest in the family of 6. She grew up working very hard on the family farm milking cows to sell the milk to the creamery in Fort William. Early in her life there were many worldwide troubles, the first war and flu epidemic.  When the 2nd world war started, Olive went to work for the Canadian Car and Foundry.  Here she produced the radio systems for the allied aircraft. Here she received awards for her excellent work and diligence.
Olive was very proud of her family heritage in Slate River area near Fort William and would talk often of her life there. In 1947 she married Colin McArthur who had come down to work at Great Lake Pulp Mill. She then moved west with Colin to his farm at Greenvale district, Tulliby Lake, AB. They had their first son, William Colin McArthur, December 6, 1947. On January 19, 1949 their second son, Thomas John McArthur was born. Their third son, Douglas Peter McArthur, was born December 6, 1953.
Olive worked very hard on the farm cooking on the wood stove for her family until she was 80 years old. She loved to quilt and the flowers in her garden brought her great joy.  Even though she didn’t attend church, she daily lived her faith and loved to sing the old hymns. Doug said he never heard a bad word cross her lips.  She was always quick with a smile and a laugh, a keen sense of humor and a positive attitude towards life.  Her favorite pastime was drinking tea.
CARDS OF THANKS
The family would like to thank all those who offered their kindness, support and comfort in our time of need.  We also thank Ed Parke (officiant), Kevin Nelson band and singing “Peace in the Valley,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “Lets all go Down the River.”  Lois Larson for singing special “On the Wings of a Dove.”  Thanks to mom’s special friends, Leona, Rhonda, Barb, Rosemary, Carol-Ann, Wendy and Crystal.  Thank you to the Homecare workers: Kerri, Karen, Cindy, Val, Iris, Tammy, Barb, Dianne and Judy, your kindness will not be forgotten.  Thank you to Colleen’s Catering for the lunch served and Brett at McCaws Funeral Service.

George Albert Marquardt

August 20, 1920 to March 27, 2017

George Albert Marquardt was born in Unity, Saskatchewan on August 28, 1920 to William (from Wisconsin) and Caroline (from Belgium) Marquardt. His parents named him after two reigning monarchs:  King George V of Great Britain and King Albert I of Belgium. George was the 2nd oldest of six children.
He resided with his parents on their homestead near Artland, SK. George attended the Sherlock Lake School and helped his father farm until joining the R.C.A.F. in February 1942. He took his basic training at the Manning Depot in Brandon, Manitoba and took his technical training in St. Thomas, Ontario. From there he was posted to the 3rd Service Flying Training School in Calgary.
In March 1943, he was sent overseas on the Queen Elizabeth and was posted to the 423rd R.C.A.F. Squadron at Castle Archdale in Northern Ireland, forming part of the Coastal Command defending Great Britain. He served as an airplane mechanic (often working over the water) on Sunderland flying boats until VE day of World War II.
He returned home to his parent’s farm and became a Fuller salesman for two years then purchased a farm south of his parent’s homestead.
Visiting the neighbour’s farm one day, he encountered a charming, young lady who had been hired to help with housekeeping. He married Lillian (nee Nelson) on December 19, 1950. They had their first three children; Donna, George and Susan, and then relocated to Prospect Valley, north-east of Edgerton, AB where he continued farming. George and Lillian had two more children; Lorna and Denis, before moving into a new home.
George was a member of the Wainwright Flying Club and often took the three oldest children up in the plane. He was a member of the Battle River Lutheran Church (Zion Lutheran Church), various farm organizations, local associations and clubs and, of course, the local Legion. 
He retired from farming, held an auction sale in 1984 and rented out the house and land. George and Lillian travelled across Canada and the United States in first a campervan and then a motor home. When age caught up with George and Lillian, they moved back onto the farm, eventually trading the motor home for a campervan.
He started a collection of vintage model toy tractors and full size vintage vehicles to tinker with, as well as enjoyed long walks and bird watching. In 2004, George and Lillian sold the home quarter to daughter and son-in-law, Lorna and Rick Doolittle, and moved into the Centre Pointe Place Condominiums in Wainwright, AB. At this time they joined the Peace Lutheran Church.
After the death of his beloved wife in 2009, George relocated to the Battle River Lodge. In 2015 he was transferred to the Mannville Care Centre where he passed away peacefully on March 27, 2017.
George was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Lillian (2009); oldest brother, Bill (2006); two younger brothers, Alf (1969) and Ed (1944); and younger sister, Dorothy Smibert (2003).
He leaves to mourn his passing, his younger sister, Esther (Ray) Cain of Burnaby, B.C.; children [grandchildren, {great-grandchildren}]; Donna Marquardt of St. Albert, George (Doreen) Marquardt of Calgary [Scott Marquardt of the world, Kyle Marquardt of Calgary], Susan Luthje (Glen Preston) of Lloydminster and [Matthew (Realyn) Luthje {Kalilah} of Sherwood Park, Shelah Luthje, {Lilly, Violette, Jericho, Linkyn} of Lloydminster, Amy Luthje of Lloydminster], Lorna (Rick) Doolittle of Edgerton, Denis (Danika) Marquardt of Calgary [Katie Marquardt of Mandalay, Myanmar and Ben Marquardt of Slave Lake]; as well as many extended nieces and nephews.
George’s Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1:00 pm at Peace Lutheran Church, Wainwright, AB with interment to follow at Wainwright Cemetery, officiated by Pastors Ron and Elaine Hobden.
A luncheon will follow at Wainwright Golf Course Clubhouse.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in George’s memory to Wainwright Cemetery Association, Mannville Patient Comfort Fund, your local Legion or Charity of your Choice.
Creech’s Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. www.creechsfh.ca

Miriam Vallentgoed

May 31, 1920 to March 21, 2017

Miriam Vallentgoed passed away peacefully at the Riverside Nursing Home in Turtleford, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the age of 96 years.
Miriam was born in the Blackfoot area on May 31, 1920 to Nicholas and Miriam Vallentgoed. She was raised and attended school in the Blackfoot School District, along with her 4 siblings, driving a horse and buggy for 3 ½ miles. At Christmas time the school books were brought home where her mother supervised their studies until the roads became passable again, usually after Easter. Upon gaining her grade 8, she decided to devote her life to farming, a decision which she never regretted. In later years, she was a loving care giver to both her parents.
Miriam will be sorely missed by: her sister, Ruth (Bill); sister-in-law, Angie (Larry); brother-in-law, Fred and numerous nieces and nephews.

Card of Thanks
The family of the late Miriam Vallentgoed wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to: Rev. Skinner for his compassionate service and his kind assistance throughout; to Noreen Williamson for her music and to the choir; to the eulogist and the urn bearer, Darren Vallentgoed; to the Mervin ladies for a delicious lunch; for the many cards, telephone calls and donations received in her memory; and to McCaw Funeral Service for their thoughtfulness and their professional handling throughout. Also, very much appreciated was the care given to Miriam over the years by the Turtleford medical staff, the Home Care ladies, and the nursing home staff which made her last years so much better.
Ruth (Bill), Angie (Larry)and Fred

Debra Lee Tatro

April 8, 1957 to March 19, 2017

Debra Lee Tatro passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the age of 59, in the Lloydminster Hospital surrounded by her loving family.  She was born April 8, 1957 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.
Debbie is mourned by her devoted husband of 41 years, Ray Tatro, and her daughters; Melissa Wilson (Ryan), Nicole Tatro, and Alicia Creasy (Adam). Debbie is fondly remembered by her grandchildren; Maxwell Wilson, and Abigale and Ethan Creasy. Also survived by her mother, Norma Green, mother-in-law, Alice Tatro, and her sister, Patricia Tatlow (Norm). She developed many close relationships with her extended family, Glen and Collen Tatro, Cheryl and Brian Anderson, Harley and Barb Tatro, Lois Tatro and numerous nieces and nephews. Debbie will be remembered by many genuine friends. 
She was predeceased by her father, Harry Green, and her father-in-law, Frank Tatro.
Debbie’s memorial service was officiated by Rev. Paul DuVal at the Grace United Church in Lloydminster on Thursday, March 23, 2017. 
The family would like to extend thanks to the eulogy presenters, Joel Sturrock and Stephanie Munro, and all those that showed respect for Debbie by attending the service. 
Heartfelt thanks go out to the doctors, nurses and health care staff at the Lloydminster Hospital that showed compassion during her last days and a special thanks to her family doctor and friend, Dr. Sayeed. The family would like to acknowledge the exceptional funeral care provided by the McCaw family in our time of need. Also, the family would like to thank all those for the cards, flowers, phone calls, visits, food, kind expressions of sympathy and those that donated in Debbie’s memory to the Thorpe Recovery Centre.  Your support during this difficult time is very much appreciated and of great comfort to all of the family. 
The Ray Tatro Family

Hazel Blanche Holtby

Hazel Blanche passed away at the Lloydminster Hospital, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the age of 96 years.
Hazel is survived by: three children, Iris (Ken) Krysta, Art (Deanna) Gainsforth and Gordon (Sherri) Gainsforth; four step children, Harold (Mary) Holtby, Grant (Bonnie) Holtby, Des (Inez) Holtby and Myrna (Tom) Fisher; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Hazel is predeceased by: first husband, Norman Gainsforth; second husband, Jack Holtby; and all of Hazel’s siblings.
The Funeral Service for Hazel was conducted from the Knox Presbyterian Church, Lloydminster, Alberta on Tuesday, March 21 2017 at 2:00 PM with Reverend Charlie McNeil officiating.
The eulogy was given by Alicia Krysta.
The organist was Irene Knowlson.
The hymns were “Beyond the Sunset”, “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace”.
The active pallbearers were Doug Gainsforth, Greg Holtby, Myles Gainsforth, Dale Krysta, Roy Kirkpatrick and Matthew Kilbreath.
Interment was held at the Lloydminster City Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Hazel may be made to the Lloydminster Regional Health Foundation or Charity of Choice.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.
The family of the Hazel Holtby would like to express a personal thank you to Glenn and staff at McCaw’s Funeral Home for their always professional handling of Mom’s funeral arrangements and thanks to Dr. Kerlis and the 3rd floor staff.  Thank you to Reverend McNeil and organist Irene Knowlson.  A special thanks also to Alicia Krysta for delivering the eulogy and to the chosen pallbearers of Mom’s choice.  The cards, phone calls, visits and flowers from friends and family were so much appreciated.