June 5, 1915 – May 7, 2010
With much sadness the family of Suzanna (Susan) Thomas announce her peaceful passing on Friday, May 7, 2010 at the age of 94 years. Susan will be lovingly remembered by her children, Richard (Sandy), Larry, Lorie (Ken) Semanski; grandson Chad. She will also be remembered by her sisters, Paula Kenny, Leona Gartner; brothers, Paul LePoudre, Octave (Fern) LePoudre and numerous nieces and nephews.
Susan was predeceased by her mother and father, Marie and Jules; husband, Peter; infant daughter, Maureen; sisters, Godelieva and Andrea and brothers, Andrew and Clifford.
Susan was a hard working woman who enjoyed all aspects of farm living. She loved to garden and enjoyed spoiling her neighbours with fresh produce including mouth-watering strawberries. She also loved to bake and enjoyed playing bingo and cards.
The family would like to thank the Davidson Health Care Centre staff for the incredible care extended to Susan and the family during her stay. As requested by Susan, a graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 5 at 2 p.m. followed by lunch at the Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Davidson Health Care Centre or to a charity of your choice in memory of Susan.
Arrangements entrusted to Hanson’s Funeral Services Ltd., Davidson, Sask.
Archive for May 17, 2010
June 5, 1915 – May 7, 2010
- On Friday morning, May 21, as the rising sun shone on the dew-covered grass outside the window of Davidson Health Centre, Paul Kenneth Howard silently drew his last breath with his wife Verona and step-daughters Catherine and Karen by his bedside.
Paul was born in Ohio on August 15, 1934. On completing high school, he served in the U.S. Military for some time in Germany. He then worked with a shipping company where he spent time in Japan.
Early in his first marriage he built, entirely by hand, a log house in Washington. In this marriage he had two step-daughters and his pride and joy Tony was born.
His move to Brentwood, California found him driving a semi which he did until retirement and coming to Davidson.
Paul married Verona Topping on Nov. 20, 1999 and loved as his own Catherine (Gerry) Offet, Karen Tweed, Darren (Linda) Topping; grandchildren, Stephen (Jessica) Tweed, Brittany (Justin) Levac, Reece and Sawyer Topping and great-granddaughter Seanna Levac. Last but not least the “little heart beat at his feet” Sara.
As Paul requested, an informal Memorial Celebration was held on Tuesday, May 25 with spiritual words by Rev. Derek Nicholls of Regina and a family reflection by Darren with friends welcomed to share their thoughts and memories of Paul. Karen Tweed sang “Summertime”, the song that she sang to Paul each night in the hospital.
Refreshments were served to all that shared in the Celebration of Paul’s life.
Hanson’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
- Robert James (Bob) of Kisbey, Sask. (formerly of Craik, Sask.): It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father on May 3, 2010 at the age of 85.
Dad was born on June 20, 1924. He was predeceased by his wife Freda; his parents, William and Maggie Edwards; brother, Bill; sister-in-law, Eunice Edwards; brother-in-law, Warren Bogart; the mother of his children Sylvia and his special pet Sweet Pea.
He is survived by his children, Jim (Carol), Grande Prairie, Alta.; Tom (Robin), Saskatoon; Dennis, Craik; Sue Blight, Kelliher; Linda Edwards, Edmonton, Alta. He is also survived by his very special friend, Faye Seivewright; brother, Doug, Craik; his sister, Peg Bogart, Calgary, Alta.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Dad was born and raised in Craik where he managed the farm after his dad’s death in 1943. He had to grow up fast as did many in those days. He eventually headed out on his own and married Sylvia Sanden in February, 1948 and together they raised five children. Unfortunately the marriage ended. Dad married Freda Storey and moved to Kisbey, Sask. in 1980 where he farmed until the fall of 2009. Freda passed away in 1990 and dad later began a special relationship with Faye that has lasted until his passing. Dad loved animals and loved the land. One of his proudest achievements was that he had operated his own farm for 65 years. Dad was a man that people looked up to. He worked hard. Harder than maybe he should have – not taking the doctor’s advice when he was told to take it easy and let his body heal. He would say, “There’s work to do and if I don’t do it, who will?”
He will be sadly missed by us all. Dad…You’re one of our heroes!