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 publicl...
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...
Sask. family grieves loss of mother and baby after Canada Day ... - CBC.caWednesday, July 5, 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?)...
Alice Beverley Wolfe - Mat-Su Valley FrontiersmanWednesday, July 5, 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?)...
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 ...
'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...