Yorkton SK Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Vernon Vipers owner dies suddenly - Salmon Arm ObserverThursday, April 12, 2018
Vernon’s Troy Mick. “Part of my heart feels ripped out. I haven’t stopped crying since this morning.”Mick was head coach of the Vipers when they won the 1999 Royal Bank championship in Yorkton, Sask. and an assistant under Rob Bremner when Vernon won the national title in Melfort, Sask. in 1996.Mick was doing business in Salmon Arm, where he is GM of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, when he heard the bad news from Todd Miller of the Vipers.“I will remember Duncan most for not being my boss; he was always my best friend,” said Mick. “He was one of my family’s best friends. I remember when (Troy’s daughter) Tiffany split her lip badly on the hearth and we phoned Duncan asking him what we should do. He said he’d meet us at his office and it was 10 at night.“He was an unbelievable owner. He never had a hidden agenda. He wanted the kids to play hockey and get an education. That’s all he wanted. He wasn’t in it for the money and for a guy who never played the game, he had so much love for it.”Even when rumours were swirling that he would sell the franchise in 2014, Wray just chuckled.“It’s been so much fun. It’s just something I can’t get rid of. I haven’t figured out how to make an exit,” he told The Morning Star.Wray would stroll around Kal Tire Place during Viper games, stopping to talk to fans. He would also climb the stairs to the press box where he would talk hockey and life with the media and visiting broadcast crew while drinking his beloved Diet Coke.A retired oral surgeon, Wray served on the BCHL Board of Governors since 1992 and was chairman of the board at the time of his death. He was an avid photographer and big fan of the Montreal Canadiens.It's with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our owner Duncan Wray. A huge loss for the Wray family, the Vipers organization, Vernon and the hockey community.Posted by Vernon Vipers on Thursday, January 11, 2018Further information on funeral services will be shared when available.The BCHL confirmed every team in the league will hold a moment of silence in memoriam of Wray prior to their next home game.To report a typo, email:firstname.lastname@example.org.@VernonNewsroger@vernonmorningstar.comLike us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Condolences have been pouring in with regards to the sudden death of Vernon Vipers owner Duncan Wray on his birthday Thursday. (Morning Star file photo)Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Park Lawn Corporation Expands Funeral Home Operations with Saskatchewan Investment - Canada NewsWire Thursday, December 14, 2017
Deal expand operations into Yorkton SaskatchewanTORONTO, Dec. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, Park Lawn Corporation (TSX: PLC) ("PLC") announced a $1.96 million investment, through Parkland Funeral Holdings, Inc., a partially-owned subsidiary, in Christie's Funeral Home and Crematorium, a well-established funeral home operation in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. "The investment in Christie', which is in partnership with Joe Coffey, increases our presence in the local market and builds upon our existing operations in Manitoba and Saskatchewan," stated Andrew Clark, Chairman and CEO of PLC. Highlights of the transaction include:Founded in 1882, Christies' Funeral Home and Crematorium is the oldest continually operating business in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, and has been owned and operated by Vern Novak and Cathy Novak for the last 22 years. Christie's will be operated locally by Joe and Kim Coffey, PLC's existing business partners in several operations in Manitoba and SaskatchewanThe purchase price multiple is within PLC's publicly-sta...
Datema, John - Yorkton This WeekThursday, September 14, 2017
Saltcoats. In the fall of 1962 they moved into their own house and still call Montreal Avenue home. While Ruth worked as a nurse in Saltcoats and Yorkton, Jock supplemented his farming income by working various jobs, eventually making the transition to farming full time. Jock always liked sports. As a young man he played baseball, softball, broomball and hockey. As an adult Jock curled with brother Jim, Bruce Inglis and Ivan Inglis. It wasn't uncommon for them to be playing in two bonspiels at a time and winning at both. Eventually his love for sports morphed into watching curling and hockey on television and he was Sandra Schmirler's greatest fan. However, his all-time favourite sports were coffee row and having a beer at the bar! Jock enjoyed playing pool and cards, especially canasta, hand and foot and cribbage. The farm life isn't conducive to much holiday time but when the kids were little there were a couple of camping trips and a trip to Victoria for a family wedding. When the kids were more independent, there were trips to Phoenix, Las Vegas and to attend Grey Cup games in Montreal and Toronto. Despite the fact that he would, for the most part, attend only sporting events, Jock took great pride in all his children's and grandchildren's achievements. When his children were young he was often found on the sidelines, coaching, watching, pacing and offering advice. He was a member of the Saltcoats Minor Sports, Curling Club and Volunteer Firefighters and spent many hours ticket taking at hockey and ball games and helping out at the rink. Jock could listen to country classics for hours and Hank Snow, Marty Robbins, Nana Mouskouri and Rita McNeil were some artists he enjoyed. But by far, his favourite concert took place at Christmas the year his four children learned a few songs and played their guitars together. Rather than going out to visit, he always loved having the whole family home and enjoyed big celebrations for birthdays and anniversaries. He and Ruth took frequent car trips to check the...
Alice Beverley Wolfe - Mat-Su Valley FrontiersmanWednesday, July 05, 2017
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 Direction of Valley Funeral Home and Crematory, Wasilla Chapel.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Sask. family grieves loss of mother and baby after Canada Day ... - CBC.caWednesday, July 05, 2017
Her six-month-old son Dayton died shortly after.Six-month-old Dayton died shortly after he was taken to hospital. (GoFundMe)Bellegarde's daughter Mystery, 7, was taken to Yorkton hospital, while her son Kyson, 4, was airlifted to the pediatric unit of the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Bellegarde is from Yorkton.According to family, both of the surviving children are conscious and in stable condition.Bellegarde's sister Tristian has created a GoFundMe page to help with funeral costs and other expenses for the family at this time. So far, it has been shared on Facebook over 400 times.Family members say Tiffany and Dayton will be buried at the Peepeekisis Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, in File Hills, Sask.The crash is still under investigation by RCMP.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
‘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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