Swift Current SK Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Cars and Saskatchewan places share names - Regina Leader-PostWednesday, July 05, 2017
One notable exceptions is Cadillac, one of the longest used automotive nameplates, first seen in 1902. Cadillac is also the name of a village 66 km south of Swift Current. The community’s name has a tie-in with the luxury car produced by General Motors. The car is named after Antoine Lamothe Cadillac (1658 — 1725) a French fur trader and explorer who was governor of New France, credited with founding Detroit in 1710. There is a community in 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 b...
HOFFMAN - The Battlefords News-OptimistTuesday, April 04, 2017
North Battleford, Sask. Wayne is survived by his wife of 46 years Gisele (nee Hebert), his children Derrick & Erin (Evan & Brantley) (North Battleford), Chelsea & Geno Froese (Swift Current); Mother, Matilda (Tilly) - Medicine Hat, AB; Sisters, Kathy & Jim Schneider (Cameron, David, Lauren) - Edmonton, AB, Joanne Hoffman (Landen, Aaron, Nicolas Strube) - Calgary, AB; Nephew – Travis Hoffman (Saskatoon); Niece – Raelynn Hoffman (Calgary); Sister’s-in-law: Florette Crawford, Edmonton, Rosalie (Jerry) Frass, Regina, Trudy (Mike) Carriere, Calgary, Suzanne (Grant) Carlson – Outlook; Brother’s-in-law: Daniel (Linda) Hebert – Sherwood Park, Raymond (Linda) Hebert – North Battleford, Edward (Michele) Hebert – Sherwood Park; Numerous Nieces & Nephews. Predeceased by: Father – Theodore (Ted) Hoffman; Brother – Russell Hoffman; Sister-in-law – Linda Hoffman; Brother & Sister In Laws – Frank & Arlene Hebert; Allen Crawford. Service Of Celebration & Thanksgiving For Wayne’s Life was held Monday, March 6, 2017 - 2:00 pm at St. Joseph Calasanctius Roman Catholic Church – North Battleford, Sk. Honour Guard was formed by the K-40 & K-ettes of the Battlefords. Honorary Pallbearers were Better Home & Gardens Real Estate Agents & Staff. Arrangements were entrusted to Battle...
Kleda (Polischuk) (Harrach) Grieve - Weyburn ReviewTuesday, April 04, 2017
The family moved to Manitoba and then to Saskatchewan where Kleda spent the rest of her life. Kleda married Angus Grieve in 1969 and settled in Swift Current. After his passing she moved to Moose Jaw and eventually Weyburn to be closer to family. Kleda was a courageous woman who faced many challenges in her life but always maintained a positive attitude. She was easy going and never complained. Kleda was a classy lady, always impeccably dressed. She loved gardening and was known for her large African violet collection. You would be hard pressed to find a single weed in her garden! She loved to pick berries and that meant she would be baking delicious pies. She was an awesome cook and kept family and friends supplied with her delicious perogies, cabbage rolls and homemade bread and buns. Kleda was an immaculate housekeeper and loved to entertain. Please join the family for a celebration of Kleda’s life April 1, at 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Swift Current, at a later date. For family and friends so wishing charitable donations in memory of Kleda may be made to Hilltop Manor, 356 6th Avenue S, Weyburn, SK, S4H 3N5. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Weyburn, (306-848-0333 ~ 1-888-848-0333). Expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com “Our Family Serving Your Family”Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Denis Hermann - Humboldt JournalThursday, November 10, 2016
November 2, 2016
Denis Herman Struck was born on January 21st, 1930 to Rudolf and Anna (Pitzel) Struck at the family farm near Pilger, SK, and passed away on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 in Swift Current, SK. Denis married Gladys Larson on April 28th, 1956. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years; grandchildren, Kristen and Kathy; his parents; brothers: Vern, Roman, Marcus, Ervin and Merlin; sisters: Alma, Helena, and Lorraine; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; nephews: Durrant, Willard, and Allan; niece, Belinda; as well as many relatives and friends. Denis will be lovingly remembered by his children: Barbara (Wallace) and their children Thomas (Arcela), Sean (Adele) and their children Mazie and Bennett, and Jessica (Dave); Pat (Patti) and their children Aaron (Magie) and their children Ryder and Ayden, Blaine (Kristy) and their children Bentley and Dash, Kyle (Alicia) and their children Tiernan, Genavieve and Conley. He is also survived by his brother, Victor Struck; sisters: Mariann (Benny), Erna (John) and Diane; and sisters-in-law: Doris Struck, Agatha Struck, and Doris Daniels. A Tea and Fellowship will be held on Friday, November 11th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in the Harvey Room at Moose Jaw Funer...
PROKOP, Eugene (Gene) (1951-2016) - Estevan MercuryFriday, November 04, 2016
After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Eugene passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016 in Swift Current, SK at 65 years of age.
Eugene (Gene) Lawrence Prokop was born on March 25th, 1951 in Canora, SK to Wasyl (Bill) and Annie Prokop. He was the youngest of nine children. He attended school in Buchanan and then Yorkton, graduating from St. Joseph's College there. As a youth he was very active in the Ukrainian Catholic Church serving as an altar boy, was part of the Youth Club and did yard work around St. Mary's Church. He was united in marriage to Judy Maduck on July 4th, 1969 in Yorkton, where their first son Cory was born. In pursuit of career opportunities he moved his family to St. Paul, AB in 1970, where he and Judy were blessed with their second son, Stacey. A few months after the addition of their second child, Gene and Judy packed up their young family and made a move to Fort St. John, BC for a period of six months before ending up in Edmonton. While there, his prayers were answered and he and Judy welcomed their beautiful daughter, Leanne. Opportunities i...
‘Write me soon. Stay safe’: A story of Canada’s opioid crisis, told in letters from prison - The Globe and MailWednesday, March 27, 2019
Herd. His mother and sisters called him Manie – little man – because he was the only boy in the family. Story continues below advertisement He was torn away from his home on Saskatchewan's Peepeekisis First Nation to be educated in church-run residential schools, emerging scarred by sexual and physical abuse. For years, he would cross the street to avoid passing a Catholic church. A skilled outdoorsman who liked to fish for pike and hunt deer, beaver, bear and moose, he fell into a pattern of drinking, drug taking and fighting that kept him behind bars for most of his adult life. Pictures in an album show Mr. Daniels as an adult; a tattoo on Ms. Barber's back, below, shows him as a child. Tijana Martin/The Globe and Mail Moira Barber, his common-law wife for 13 years, met him when she was dealing drugs in Guelph, Ont., and needed someone to collect money for her. She asked for the hardest, meanest dude in town. But Mr. Daniels had another side, Ms. Barber says. He was a keen artist who sometimes drew tattoos for a living. He loved roughhousing with her grandchildren, rolling around with them gleefully until the long hair that stretched down his back was a tangled mess. Mr. Kell grew up in London, Ont., 90 minutes down the 401 highway from Mr. Daniels. He started using drugs when he was a teenager. Before long, he was dealing cannabis and injecting hard stuff. As he puts it now, he would keep using until he ended up in the back of a police car. Between some 20 incarcerations, he tried over and over to get clean. He suffered several overdoses, coming close to death. In Spencer Kell's dining room, angel and devil portraits drawn by Mr. Daniels hang behind him. Blair Gable Mr. Kell and Mr. Daniels forged their friendship during two stints sharing a cell at Maplehurst. On the range at "the Hurst," they won respect for their experience and toughness. Mr. Daniels had an ugly temper. He could flip on you in a second, Mr. Kell says. But he stuck up for the underdogs, especially the new guys. Mr. Kell looked up to Mr. D...
Saskatchewan police officers attend regimental funeral - Global News ReginaWednesday, March 27, 2019
‘She is a hero’: Husband of slain Fredericton officer bids tearful goodbye
a contingent of first responders from Saskatchewan are among those who traveled to Fredericton were among them.Three officers from the Saskatoon Police Service, two from Moose Jaw, and one from Weyburn are representing the south of the province.Three Regina Police Service members who attended are originally from New Brunswick, including one from Fredericton.
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Stony Plain lines 53 Street with hockey sticks for Broncos' Parker Tobin funeral - Edmonton JournalWednesday, March 27, 2019
Tobin was originally thought to have survived the Broncos' bus collision last week, which killed 16 people. But a Saskatchewan coroner later confirmed he had been email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter.com/CGriwkowsky
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