Moose Jaw SK Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Humboldt Broncos tragedy: Memorials flourish where hockey players lived and where they died - Saskatoon StarPhoenixThursday, April 12, 2018
Friday growing larger by the hour.“I had to come and see it for myself,” says Al Lemoignan, who drove a good two hours from Moose Jaw to visit the crash site and arena.“I put flowers at the crash site, too,” he says. “Now I’m going to go buy Humboldt strong T-shirts for my grandkids.”As the city of nearly 6,000 souls prepares for the funerals that will begin on Thursday, a hush has fallen on Humboldt.The students of the area schools have returned to class; the local shops on the main street are open, but foot and vehicle traffic are slow, partly due to the frigid front that blows into town, prompting a weather alert.Still, throughout this community and along the route where the horrific crash between the team bus and a semi-truck took place, the tributes speak loudly of the grief and sympathy that has descended upon the region.Nearly every single storefront in town is painted in green and yellow, with phrases like “Pray for Humboldt” and “Humboldt Strong” written on the windows. Along a stretch of highway that spills onto the main street, green and yellow ribbons hug the stately elms.“It was my mom’s idea,” says Shelley Wylie of the ribbons made from yellow surveyor’s tape and shredded green plastic tablecloths. Wylie, her sister Lynne Brecht and mom Gwen Saret, who was named the town’s citizen of the year in 2013, spent the better part of Thursday evening wrapping the team-coloured bows around every tree in the town’s core.“I raised my family here, these are our hometown boys,” says Wylie, whose teenage daughter attends the same school of several of the dead and injured. “These are ribbons of love — we want those families to know they’re in our hearts and prayers.”
Lynne Brecht ties ribbons, in the Broncos colours, around trees all over main street Humboldt, Sask., on Wednesday April 10, 2018.Leah Hennel /
Leah Hennel/PostmediaThe human impulse to commemorate loss has also been on full display over the past few days at the crash site, a highway intersection so heartbreakingly close to the team’s destination on Frid...
Gordon Melvin Leonard, 1931-2017 - Estevan MercuryThursday, December 14, 2017
Brown, Milestone; great grandchildren, Carter and Finley Brown and Emma and Matthew Bawden; sister Phyllis Morrow, Oxbow; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Elda Leonard, Estevan, Donna Voisin, Moose Jaw, Eldeen Farwell, Moose Jaw, Warren (Bev) Pederson, Chase, B.C. and Anne (George) Holman, Regina, and special friend Jan Leonard of Estevan, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A Public Visitation was held on Monday, November 27, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's United Church, Estevan, with Rev. Jason Richards officiating. Interment followed at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, after which a luncheon was held in the church auditorium.
If friends so desire, donations in Gordon's memory may be made to the Shriners Hospitals For Children - Canada, 1003 Decarie Boulevard, Montreal, QC, H4A 0A9 or St. Paul's United Church, 1418 - 3rd Street, Estevan, SK, S4A 0S4.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Alice Beverley Wolfe - Mat-Su Valley FrontiersmanWednesday, July 5, 2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 2:00PM at Faith Bible Fellowship, 14225 Kluane Dr., Big Lake, Alaska 99652. Memorial service will also be held on Canada Day July 1, 2017 in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, Canada.Alice was born on August 23, 1941 in Yorkton Saskatchewan, Canada. She went to school and got her Nursing Degree (RN), and worked as a nurse for 43 years. She became an Alaskan resident in August of 2005. Alice and her husband attended Faith Bible Fellowship in Big Lake. She was a Childbirth Education Teacher, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and Canoeing.Mom always served her church. Helping with Vacation Bible Schools and often teaching Awanas. She loved singing songs about her Savior Jesus Christ. She had Blessed Assurance that she would be Face to Face with Christ her Savior, because He Lives she could face tomorrow. She was willing to give 10,000 reasons why her Ehains are gone she has been set free because of Gods Amazing Grace. This was her story, this was her song “Praising My Savior all the day long.”Alice is survived by her husband of 53 years Dave Wolfe of Big Lake, Alaska; son Mike and Cindy Wolfe of Wasilla, Alaska; daughter Mary and Dana Moore of Wasilla, Alaska; and 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 100’s surrogate grandchildren.Arrangements were under the Di...
Cars and Saskatchewan places share names - Regina Leader-PostWednesday, July 5, 2017
Michigan called Cadillac, and some people from that community came to Saskatchewan in 1910; when they settled near Swift Current, they named their new community after where they had left in Michigan.Moose Jaw had a car named after the city. The Moose Jaw Standard came about as a result of the failure of an attempt to assemble cars in Moose Jaw. In 1912, Moose Jaw’s trade commissioner worked out a deal with a car firm in Fort Wayne, Ind., to relocate operations to Moose Jaw, thanks largely to generous financial incentives offered by the city. A plant was built, and equipment and parts began to arrive to build a car called the Canadian Standard. But before production got underway in 1913, the economy slumped and company officials quickly left town.Then another chapter began when some local investors bought the left-over supplies and parts. The first car assembled was renamed the Moose Jaw Standard. The Moose Jaw Standard was a large car, sitting on a 132-inch wheelbase. It used left-over parts from various automakers, including bodies from Cadillac, radiators from Packards, wheels from Stutzes and engines from Hudsons. It’s believed another five Moose Jaw cars were completed.There was also a car that shares a name with Saskatchewan’s capital city, Regina. Every British monarch from King Edward VII in 1901 until Queen Elizabeth II had a Daimler limousine, but since the 1950s, Rolls-Royces and Bentleys have been the official vehicles for the monarchy. Daimler was looking for a new model to enhance its fading reputation, so in 1954 brought out a model called the Regina — which is Latin for Queen. The original Daimler sales brochure says: “Elegant in style, magnificent in performance, the new, superb ‘Regina’ limousine reigns in a class of its own.”But production of Regina vehicles didn’t materialize, so only one Daimler Regina was actually made. This Regina was used briefly by Princess Margaret, and then was sold and used in the funeral business. It was later owned by a private collector, and years later it was destroyed in a fire.And there are lots of other place names in Saskatchewan that happen to share names with cars. Among them:Ambassador, a CP siding near Nokomis, was a high-end Nash, Rambler and American Motors’ product from the 1920s to the 1970s.Anglia, just northwest of Rosetown, was a small British-made Ford offered from 1939 to 1967.Breeze, near Lampman, was a compact Plymouth in the 1990s.Cavalier, 40 km northwest of North Battleford, was a compact Chevrolet in the 1980s to t...
Recognizing the three Joneses - Moose Jaw Times-HeraldWednesday, July 5, 2017
The home first began on March 9, 1940. W.J. Jones came west from Perth, Ont. in 1905 with his family to Valour, a village west of Assiniboia. As a carpenter, he travelled to Moose Jaw for supplies and soon moved there. Irwin knew a few people working at a funeral home, which sparked an interest. When he approached W.J. with the idea, they decided to try their hands with funeral work.In 1939, the pair acquired the building where the funeral home still stands, built in 1906.Don grew up in the funeral home, as his parents lived in the suite above.“I know every nook and cranny and pipe and electrical switch. So I just observed what was going on,” said Don. “I remember when I was a little boy … I was helping my dad and my granddad have funeral services in this area at that time. My job was to let people in the front door, the big old oak door, and so people knew the Jones’ at that point and they knew me.”While attending Victoria Public School and then Central Collegiate, he helped out in various roles at the business.“It wasn’t long into my high school years that I decided, ‘This is what I’d like to do,’” he said. “So after high school, I began apprenticing under my dad.”He received his funeral director and operator license in 1966. While working, he abides by the philosophy of his grandfather – “Serve or do for others as you would like to see done for you if you were in the same, difficult position,” he said.“Coping with a death is a difficult thing. First of all, family doesn’t want to deal with it and they don’t know how to deal with it. They don’t know what is involved,” said Don, “but once they come in and work with our staff directors, they soon learn there’s more to it than buying a casket and going to a cemetery.”For Don, Friday’s dedication ceremony went beyond the renaming of the rooms and the chapel. It has remained a family affair throughout itsbentire operation.“My dad and my granddad both arranged many, many funerals serving many, many hundreds of families of the Moose Jaw and surrounding districts,” he said, pointing to areas such as Dilke, Chamberlain, Central Butte, Tugaske, Chaplin, Mossbank and Cardross.“It’s been an honour to serve all of the families that my granddad knew and my dad knew and I’ve come to know over the past 50-some years.”Let's block ads! (Why?)...
'I feel the pain:' Funeral for Humboldt radio announcer Tyler Bieber held today - CBC.caThursday, April 12, 2018
The first funeral for the victims of a deadly Saskatchewan bus crash is being held today.Tyler Bieber was killed last week when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team collided with a semi-trailer near Tisdale, Sask. Sixteen people who were on the bus have died and 13 were injured.Bieber was a play-by-play radio announcer for the team and also worked as a broadcaster for 107.5 Bolt FM.Tyler Bieber, who worked with Humboldt radio station 107.5 Bolt FM, is among 16 people killed in the crash. (CBC News)Outside the ceremony, Bieber's former neighbour remembered him as a good man."I knew him as a very soft person," said Jennifer Lawrence. "They were very, very sweet people."As a mother, Lawrence wanted to offer her condolences to the Bieber family."I feel the pain everybody is going through," said Jennifer Lawrence. "It could have happened to anybody."Bieber's former neighbour, Jennifer Lawrence, remembers him as a kind man.(Chanss Lagaden/CBC)It was Bieber's first season announcing for the Broncos. He also cove...
Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
Organizations across Ontario were paying tribute to the victims of last week’s fatal bus crash.The bus carrying the junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a semi truck in northeast Saskatchewan on Friday, killing 15 people and leaving 14 others injured.The fatalities included 10 young teammates, ranging in age from 15 to 21, and five team personnel. Like many people across the country, the Wilsons placed a hockey stick on their porch in what has become a universal tribute to the lost players.The book of condolences is the product of city staff’s collaboration with Brockville’s Irvine Funeral Home.The tragedy also hit close to home for Mike Galbraith, a funeral director at Irvine who helped coordinate the book of condolences.“As a hockey dad, as a parent, as a funeral director, I can appreciate the chaos that’s going on,” he said.“Sometimes, people need an outlet.”Signing a book of condolences is a small way of confronting the powerlessness one feels in the wake of such a tragedy, said Galbraith.“This one’s kind of near and dear to the heart,” he added.“If I had the means and the time, I would fly out there today on a plane and help them out.”The Brockville Braves plan on contributing one dollar from every ticket sold to Tuesday’s Game at the Memorial Centre to a crowdsourcing fund for the victims. Galbraith said another version of the book of condolences will be set up at the arena ahead of that game.“It will all be added to one and sent off at the end of the week,” he added.Some 30 people had signed the city hall book as of mid-afternoon Monday, as word of the tribute began slowly to spread.Some of the people signing came from out of town, including Prescott, Mallorytown, Delta and Kingston.All of the local signatures and messages will be conveyed to Humboldt city hall.Elsewhere locally, organizers of the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend used their Facebook account to post tributes to the Broncos and a link to the crowdsourcing page.Brockville Mayor David Henderson said the scope of the tragedy extends beyond the world of hockey.“I think it was really that they were kids; they’re young kids,” said the mayor.“I think that’s what hits hard at most people.”(With files from Jonathon Brodie and Canadian Press) Let's block ads! (Why?)...
'One team for Humboldt': Supporters don jerseys in global show of support - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Thursday to honour the victims of the tragic collision. Last Friday, a tractor-trailer collided with a bus carrying the Homboldt Broncos team to a junior hockey playoff game in rural Saskatchewan. The crash killed 16 passengers and injured 13 others aboard the bus.The group created a Facebook event for the idea where they encouraged others to don their favourite jerseys and share a photo of it online with the hashtag #JerseysforHumboldt. The idea quickly caught on and politicians, celebrities, sports organizations, businesses, school boards, and many others in Canada and around the world have voiced their support and shared photos of their jerseys on Thursday.
On Twitter, a quick search of the hashtag revealed thousands of posts sharing photos of jerseys and the hashtag was the top trending topic on the website as of Thursday morning.
Jennifer Pinch, one of the co-organizers of the movement, told CTV News Channel that she’s surprised at how many people have joined in on the effort.
“It really represents that the whole world is behind the victims in Humboldt, the families, the moms, the dads, the communities, they’re not alone,” she said on Thursday morning.
The news of the horrific crash hit home for Pinch who has a 16-year-old son that plays hockey in the Langley Minor Hockey Association.
“I couldn’t believe it. There’s so much tragedy in this world and most of it is unrelatable, this is 100 per cent relatable,” she said. “Our kids are going to be ...