Swift Current SK Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Cars and Saskatchewan places share names - Regina Leader-PostWednesday, July 5, 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...
Kleda (Polischuk) (Harrach) Grieve - Weyburn ReviewTuesday, April 4, 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?)...
HOFFMAN - The Battlefords News-OptimistTuesday, April 4, 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...
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 4, 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...
'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...
'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 ...
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?)...