June, 2017

Dale Brook

was born to Mabel and John Currie on February 6, 1943.  She spent her early years on the farm in the Keyworth district northwest of Maidstone until her father died when she was six.  Shortly after, her mother moved the family: Dale and her sister Joyce into Maidstone. Dale grew up and took her schooling in Maidstone and after graduation attended the University of Sask. Nursing program in Saskatoon where she graduated as an RN.  After a year of nursing in Wetaskiwin, she returned to Maidstone to nurse at the hospital and then sometime later became Director of Care at Pine Island Lodge and then later both Administrator and Director of Care.
Dale married Gordon Brook in 1964 and this marriage resulted in the birth of Rodney in 1969 and Tracey in 1971.  During these years, Dale enjoyed life in Maidstone, often going on hockey trips with Gordon and holidays with her family; and visiting her neighbours, particularly the Edwards and Frank families.
Gordon was killed in a truck accident in 1989.  Dale continued to work at the Pine Island Lodge until 1993 when she retired and married Don Retzlaff.
Dale moved to Kerrobert where Don was serving as United Church minister and after 3 years in Kerrobert and a year in Lanigan, they moved to the acreage north of Lashburn where Dale resided until her death on June 3 in the Lloydminster Hospital.  While at the acreage, Dale enjoyed gardening, pottery, reading, playing the piano, visiting, and many other activities.
Dale is survived by her husband Don, her son Rodney (Patricia Lamoureux) and daughter Tracey Brook-Baker (John Baker).  She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Joyce and husband Ron Hougen.
The funeral service in the Maidstone Legion on June 9 was conducted by Heather Wyatt of LaRonge, Sask. with three of Dale’s friends: Linda Graham, Pat Ribey and Ethel Harmel giving the eulogy.  Interment was at the Maidstone cemetery. 
Cards of Thanks
The family wish to thank everyone who sent cards, flowers, food, and donations in memory of Dale.  A special thank you to Frances Wright who played the piano for the funeral and who introduced Dale to a treatment of cancer.  Thank you to the women of the Legion and the United church women who supplied the lunch for the funeral and directed the family re: chairs. Thank you to Brett McCaw and the staff for their compassion and caring.  Thank you to the staff at the Lloydminster hospital for their care of Dale, for the palliative care people: Brenda and Michelle for their guidance and compassion, for the staff at the cancer clinic in Lloyd hospital , for the staff of Home Care, for the ambulance attendants and for Dr. Ackerman and other doctors who cared for Dale during her illness.
The family wish to thank Heather Wyatt for the beautiful service and Linda, Pat and Ethel for their warm and entertaining eulogies.  Don would like to thank everyone: family and friends who have supported him in this difficult time.

June Macnab

passed away at the Riverside Health Complex, Turtleford, Saskatchewan on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the age of 88 years.
June is survived by: Kathie (Stew) McKenzie, Carol (Bruce) Spencer, Blair (Lorna) Macnab, Dick (Shelly) Macnab; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ron (Maureen) Harland, Jim (Mary) Harland, Gordon (Sandy) Harland and sister, Dianne (Les) Meyers, step-mother, Evelyn Harland.
Predeceased by: husband Gordon; mother Ilena Harland; father Ron Harland; grandson, Ron Spencer; and sister, Gloria Anderson.
The Funeral Service for June was conducted from the Mervin Community Centre, Mervin Saskatchewan on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Don Skinner officiating.
The eulogy was presented by Cindy Macnab and Morrie McIvor.
The hymns sung were “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art”, led by Marg Uhlig and accompanied by organist, Bev Meikle.
The honorary pallbearers were all friends and neighbors.
The active pallbearers were Larry Harland, Jim Harland, Larry Macnab, Bobby Burgess, Gary Macnab and Dennis Rookes.
Interment was held at the Mervin Cemetery, Mervin, Saskatchewan.
Donations in memory of June may be made to the Paradise Hill Care Home or Riverside Health Complex Long Term Care.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.

Vera Mary Lundell

passed away at the Dr. Cooke Extended Care, Lloydminster, Alberta on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the age of 100 years.
Vera is survived by: her daughter, Diane (Jim) Hunt; her daughter-in-law, Lana Lundell; five grandchildren, Corinne (Jimmy) Thiessen, Dean (Bobbi) Hunt, Kory (Ursila) Lundell, Kirk(Julie) Lundell and Kent (Nancy) Lundell; sixteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren.
Vera was predeceased by: her husband, Stanley Lundell; and her son, Cliff.
The memorial service for Vera was conducted from St. John’s Anglican Church, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm with Reverend Gyllian Davies officiating.
The eulogy was presented by Jim Hunt.
The hymns sung were “In The Garden” and “Amazing Grace” accompanied by organist Pat Skinner.
The honorary pallbearers were: Dean Hunt, Jimmy Thiessen, Jaimee Thiessen, Kory Lundell, Kirk Lundell and Kent Lundell. Along with all those who shared in Mom’s life and Royal Purple Honor Guard.
Donations in memory of Vera may be made to the Dr. Cooke Patient Comfort Fund.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.
The family of Vera Lundell wish to thank Dr. Cooke Extended Care staff, Rev. Gyllian Davies for the beautiful service, organist, Pat Skinner for providing the music, Anglican Church Ladies and Royal Purple Ladies for the wonderful lunch, as well as to everyone for the cards, flowers, and phone calls. We appreciated all the kindness. Special thanks to Roy and Sherry Leifson for the beautiful hand crafted urn.  Thanks to Glenn McCaw and staff at McCaw Funeral Service for helping with all the arrangements.

Pauline Mary McAllister

passed away at the Dr. Cooke Extended Care Centre,  Lloydminster, Alberta on June 5, 2017 at the age of 95 years.
Pauline is survived by her family: George (Marilyn) and their family, Sean (Mandi), Mathew (Mikaela) and Derrick (Laken); Roy and his family, Frank (Donna), Dean (Carol), Marilyn (John), Byron (Therese) and Diane; Scott (Sandy), Kim; Debbie, Allen, Glenn, Tim (Enid), Roy Jack, Ruth and her family, Brent (Lisa) and Murray (Jenny); Bert and his family, Shane (Noreen) and Darcy (Maja); numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Fred Spence’s family, Don (Allyson), Kenneth (Marlene), Margaret (Kevin) and Bill (Lisa);
Pauline was predeceased by: her husband, Frank, her brother, Fred; her daughter-in-law, Pat and stepsons, Bob and Glenn.
The funeral service for Pauline was conducted from the Grace United Church, Lloydminster, Alberta on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 10:30 am with Reverend Paul DuVal officiating.
The eulogy was presented by George McAllister.
The hymn sung was “The Old Rugged Cross,” accompanied by Irene Knowlson.  The Grace United Church Choir was also in attendance.
The honorary pallbearers were Pauline’s grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great children, nephews and nieces.
The active pallbearers were: Don Spence, Shane McAllister, Mathew McAllister, Kenneth Spence, Frank McAllister, Allen McAllister, Sean Hozack, and Derrick McAllister.
Interment was held at the Lloydminster City Cemetery, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.
Donations in memory of Pauline may be made to the Blackfoot Community Hall or the Dr. Cooke Extended Care Centre.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.
The family of Pauline McAllister would like to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to the staff of Dr. Cooke Extended Care for caring for Pauline in her later years. A special thanks to Dr. Kerlis for his excellent care, compassion and friendship and to McCaw Funeral Service for the professional care we received.  A special thanks to the Blackfoot Ladies Club for preparing and serving the lunch at the Blackfoot Hall.  Thanks to Rev. Paul DuVal for the beautiful service, the Grace Choir and Irene Knowlson for the music accompaniment. We would also like to thank the members of Grace United Church for the many visits in Pauline’s later years, she really looked forward to them. Thanks to all that attended Pauline’s service, sent cards, emails, flowers, donations and food.  Your thoughtfulness and support is really appreciated.

Elmer Smith

SMITH: Elmer passed away in Cottonwoods Care Centre in Kelowna on June 11, 2017 at 95 years of age. 
Elmer was born in Shackleton, SK on October 2nd, 1921; the youngest of 12 children. He began his post- secondary education at the U of S in Saskatoon and completed his medical degree at the U of A in Edmonton, AB.
Elmer was married to Verna Rosella Smith on June 1st, 1948 and had one daughter, Marilynn.  Elmer practiced medicine in the city of Lloydminster, SK/AB from 1950 to 1983. His specialty was Cardiology and Geriatrics after taking Harvard extension courses in Boston and Minneapolis. He was highly respected as a physician among his colleagues and in the community.  Elmer and Verna moved to Kelowna to retire in 1983.
He was predeceased by Verna on July 15, 2015 and his eleven siblings.  Elmer is survived by his loving daughter, Marilynn Bottomley (Evan), four grandsons, Mark Bottomley (Lana); Michael Bottomley (Candice); Jay Bottomley (Olivia); Dean Bottomley, 7 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Elmer loved the outdoors.  He had a cottage in northern Saskatchewan where he would frequently retreat and spent many hours on the lake looking for the best “holes” for Walleye.
In 1971 Elmer and Verna travelled around the world.  He took three months off from his practice and they saw much of Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
While Elmer was known and loved by most people who called him “Doc” (or “Smitty” by his colleagues), he had a variety of avocations.  Horticulture and meteorology were his primary hobbies.  In Lloydminster, the radio station announcer would call him and ask for his weekly forecast predictions, given the precipitation and temperature records he had kept since 1950.  When he moved to Kelowna he cultivated one acre of land and planted over 60 fruit trees as well as three different gardens. He loved picking and eating fruit right off the trees.  He also enjoyed working with wood and made many burl tables, clocks and lamp stands.
From his early days as a doctor, Elmer loved to teach the Bible.  As a self-taught theologian, he would gather many around him to study and discuss the Bible even into his last year of life.
Elmer was admitted to the hospital and then transferred to Cottonwoods Care Center for the last four weeks of his life.  He was very grateful for the exceptional, compassionate care that he received in both places and previously at Hawthorn Park.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 19 at 4:00 pm, with a luncheon to follow at the Springfield Funeral Home Chapel, 2020 Springfield Rd. Kelowna, BC. 
If desired, donations can be made to Mission Aviation Fellowship Canada (The Neil and Meredith Bittle Fund)

“To be absent from the body is to be at home with the Lord” 2 Corinthians 5:8

Sheila Kathleen Carlson

CARLSON: Sheila Kathleen Carlson passed away at the Lloydminster Hospital, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the age of 68 years.
Sheila is survived by:  her loving husband, Barry; three sons, Darren, Ryan and Robin; one grandson, Darian;  mother, Vera Stevenson;  mother-in-law, Molly Carlson;  one brother, David (Debbie); three sisters, Joan (Murray), Patsy and Carol; sister-in-law, Brenda (Rick); one aunt, Evelyn Cook; cousin, Grace McGerrigle and numerous other relatives.
Sheila was predeceased by: father, Douglas; father-in-law, Sune; and nephew, Geoff.
The graveside service was conducted from the Marwayne Cemetery, Marwayne, Alberta on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm with Richard Payne officiating. Reception followed at the Marwayne Alliance Church, Marwayne, Alberta.
The active pallbearers were: Darren Carlson, Ryan Carlson, Robin Carlson, Rick Ward, Murray Headon and David Stevenson.
Donations in memory of Sheila may be made to the ALS Society or Marwayne Cemetery Fund.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.
We would like to thank Dr. duPlooy, Dr. Govender and the nurses and staff on third floor at the Lloydminster Hospital and the nurses and all the staff at Jubilee Home for the excellent care Sheila received while a patient there.
To those who took the time to visit her, thank you - it meant a lot.
Thank you to all those who came to the graveside service, those who made donations, sent flowers, cards, telephoned and brought food to our homes.
Thank you to Richard Payne for officiating and to Dave, Joel, Dean and all the staff at McCaw Funeral Service Ltd.
Special thanks to Brandi from the ALS Society and to all the Anderson Family as well as Roy, Wanda and Jodi Young and Kelly Ferris for everything you have done.
A very special thanks to Nicole Noyce.
Everyone’s kindness and thoughtfulness at this time will never be forgotten.
Thank you all so much!
Barry, Darren, Ryan,
Robin and Darian
The Stevenson and Carlson Families

John Bernard Walker

November 7, 1919 to May 24, 2017

WALKER: John Bernard Walker passed away in the Lloydminster Hospital on May 24, 2017 at the age of 97 years. He is survived by two sisters, Gina Ross of Two Hills, Beth (Art) Goodhope, and brother Bruce (Carol) Walker of Lloydminster.  As well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Bernard was predeceased by his parents Rev. Elliot and Violet Walker, Sister Joy Wells, brother-in-laws Don Wells and Bill Ross.
The funeral service was held at the St. Johns Anglican Church on May 31, 2017. Officiated by Rev. Gyllian Davies, organist was Pat Skinner, eulogy by Nat Ross.  Honorary pallbearers were Bill Till, Jim McGarry, Bob Brown, Bernie Weighill, Len Pryor, and Vic Juba.  The Lloydminster and Loon Lake Legion members took part in the service.  Interment was at the Stoney Creek Cemetery.
Bernard was born on Nov. 7, 1919 in New Castle, England.  He came to Canada with his parents and two sisters in 1926.  They settled on the farm east of Lloydminster.
He went to school at Trafalgar and helped with the farm.  He joined the army in 1940 and was discharged six months later with a hernia.  Bernard worked at various jobs as a mechanic, welder, delivered mail on a rural route, waterwell drilling and in the oil patch.  He started working for the Lloydminster Gas Co. in 1965.  He retired in 1984 to a cabin at Makwa Lake and became very involved with the Legion and Anglican Church in Loon Lake. He moved back to Lloydminster to the Mitchell Manchen Apartments and then into Pioneer Lodge.  He enjoyed anything mechanical, electronics, photography, music, travelling and had his license in ham radio.
Donation in memory of Bernard may be made to Pioneer Building Fund or charity of choice.
Many thanks to Joel McCaw and staff for the funeral arrangements, Rev. Gyllian Davies for officiating, Pat Skinner-the organist, Nat Ross for the eulogy, Lloydminster and Loon Lake Legion for their attendance, the Anglican ladies for making and serving lunch, Dr. Naude for being Bernard’s doctor as well as his friend, for the calls and cards, thank you to the entire staff at Pioneer Lodge and Home Care.
Bernard said it was the best move he’d ever made.
Many thanks from
Bernard’s Family

Jean Annette Hames

HAMES: Jean Annette Hames was born to Dave and Golline Kvill on June 7th, 1945, in Lloydminster, SK. She grew up on a farm with two twin sisters, Arlene and Darlene, and brother, Ken.  Jean graduated from the Marwayne School in 1962 and her picture is on the school wall along with all her kids and some of her granddaughters. After a brief career as a teller at the Lloydminster Credit Union she wed Ed Hames of the Lea Park area in December of the same year. They would have celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary this year.
Jean and Ed came from a legacy of love and grew their own legacy by starting a family.  They loved and were proud of each of them.  A daughter, Debbie, who married Matthew Hayduk and were blessed with 3 daughters: Tezla, Natasha, and Nicole.  Their first son, Todd, who married Janine Dennill and were blessed with 4 daughters:  Justine, Brittany, Brooke, and Shelby. Another son, Murray, who married Trudy Holmen and were blessed with 2 daughters:  Katelyn and Lisa.
Jean and Ed enjoyed life on the farm. From raising and feeding cattle to calving and branding, from seeding to harvesting crops, from growing a garden to filling a pantry and freezer full of vegetables and canned fruit, Jean loved life on the farm.
Jean loved to sew and she was extremely talented. In her younger years she was a member of the 4-H sewing club.  She made lots of her children’s clothes and sewed for others too. Jean loved knitting and crocheting.  She made each of her grandbabies many outfits.  Jean loved to make crafts and tried her hand at many techniques:  glass etching, sand art, petit point, jewelry making, zipper art, macramé, and latch hook.
The Marwayne St. Andrews United Church has always been very important in Jean’s life; from being a member of the UCW to leading Explorers and CGIT. Jean and Ed were married there.  When they moved to the Lloydminster Grace United Church she volunteered by working at the Lloyd fair booth, taking part in the garage sales, and baking for fundraisers.  She read “The Bible” and enjoyed “Our Daily Bread” regularly each morning. Her faith was important to her.
Jean and Ed enjoyed traveling together to many parts of the world. Summers found them camping at Whitney Lake with family and friends.  They later purchased a lot at Laurier Lake where they built their dream cabin together.  Jean spent countless summer weeks at the cabin with her children and grandchildren. They wintered in Arizona for many years. They would rush down at the end of October so they could be there for the start of the tennis league.  Jean loved tennis.  She was a really good player. Jean also enjoyed golf, pickle ball, and loved to dance. Jean and Ed loved their Arizona winter but were always ready to head for home in the spring to hug and reconnect with their granddaughters and family.
Once they moved off the farm and into Lloydminster (2008), Jean volunteered at the Interval Home.  She loved to watch and support her granddaughters.  She cheered them on at hockey, dance, swimming, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and water skiing. Education was important to Jean and she proudly celebrated with her children and grandchildren all their educational successes.
Jean was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and loved by all. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
The family would like to sincerely thank everyone for the cards, flowers, and donations received in memory of Jean. Thanks to the OB Colony for supplying the buns and to Haute Cuisine Catering for preparing the lunch. A very special thanks to Ron Noble for presenting the eulogy, Kevin Nelson, along with his wife Barb, for officiating and Joel McCaw for all his care and help. Also, thank you to the staff at the Lloydminster Hospital and the medical team at the U of A Hospital, especially the staff of Unit ICU 4A4.  Everyone’s support at this difficult time was very much appreciated and of great comfort to the family.

Arthur Paranteau

PARANTEAU: Arthur Paranteau passed away at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
Arthur is survived by: his wife Maye Paranteau and children, Herbie (Ranae) Paranteau; Dawnie Knudsen; Crystal (Chris) Paranteau; Brent (Estelle) Paranteau; Arnold (Crystal) Paranteau; Shannon Paranteau; and Angel (James) Paranteau, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Arthur is predeceased by his son, Travis Paranteau, his two brothers, Herbert and Hector Paranteau, and parents Zadia and Sandy Sr. Paranteau.
The funeral service for Arthur was conducted from McCaw Funeral Chapel on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 10:30 am.
The active pallbearers were: Tom Nichols, James Benoit, Codey Knudsen, A.J. Knudsen, James Berryman, and Arnold Paranteau.  Honorary pallbearers were: Sandy Paranteau, Baily Paranteau, Anthony Paranteau, and Ikey Bilau.
Donations in memory of Arthur may be made to Art’s Memorial Fund.
Interment was held at Streamstown Cemetery. 
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd. Of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.
The family of Arthur Paranteau would like to take this opportunity and extend our appreciation to the staff at the RUH (CUU) Hospital for the care while he was there. Also, many thanks to McCaw Funeral Service for their compassion during this time.