In Loving Memory
Earl Westman, May 19, 1937—Dec. 29, 2010
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Earl on Dec. 29, 2010 after a lengthy illness at the age of 73.
Earl was born on the Eaton family farm at Leroy, Saskatchewan on May 19, 1937. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Corinne; his children, Susan (Remi), Jerad, Kelsey and Danielle Lamarche, Leslie (Shane), Makenna, Kale, Macy and Tate Lokos; Joni (Reg), Kiley, Taryn and Chase Zdunich; Scot Westman and his children, Jessica and Arley; Earl’s siblings, Evelyn (Glenn) McVeigh, Norm (Marg) Westman, Shirley (Jim) Sanderson, Dawna (Laurie) Astle and families; sister-in-law, Gwen Lemay and brother-in-law Ray (Tracy) Lewington as well as numerous family members and friends. Earl was predeceased by his parents, Cornelius (Slim) and Laura Westman; Corinne’s parents, Clarence and Evelyn Lewington; and infant brother, Ernest.
Earl grew up in the Zid District and attended Zid School. He started working away from home at the young age of 15. He was well respected for his work ethic, wisdom, family values and advice. He had a keen sense of humour and a sparkle in his eyes.
In November of this year he was proud to receive his 50-year award from the International Union of Operating Engineers.
Earl was a pipeliner and farmer but also enjoyed equipment sales. He was a proud longstanding member of the Kenaston Lions Club, served as Councillor for the RM of McCraney and board member of the Kenaston Credit Union. He found enjoyment in Standardbred horse racing, auction sales and coffee with friends, but most importantly spending time with his family.
The funeral service was held on Mon., Jan. 3, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Kenaston Place officiated by Pastor Gene Whitehead of the Kenaston Evangelical Church.
Donations in Earl’s memory may be made to Kenaston Cemetery Fund or Canadian Blood Services (please consider a blood donation in Earl’s memory!) Special thanks to the medical and support staff who helped and encouraged Earl through his illness.
Hanson’s Funeral Home of Davidson in care of arrangements.
Thank-you to each and everyone for the cards, flowers, hugs, visits and gifts of food. They are all greatly appreciated. Hanson’s you go above and beyond! Earl will be forever loved and forever missed.
Archive for February 7, 2011
In Loving Memory
- Arlene Andrews was born Sept. 11, 1933, in Davidson, Sask., and passed away suddenly on Feb. 20, 2011. Beloved wife of Gerry Andrews, she will be forever loved and deeply missed by her son Hugh (Wendy), granddaughters Holly and Piper, sisters Glennys Prusak and Lavonne (Lloyd) Heck, sister-in-law Vera Eddie and many nieces, nephews, cousins, many great friends and her little dog, Tinker.
She was predeceased by her parents Hugh and Helen, sister Lucille (Jack) Ames and brother Gordon Eddie, nieces Sharlene Lyke, Michelle Heck and Vanessa Eddie.
Arlene spent her early working career with the Weyburn School Board and CN Rail. She was an avid figure skater and taught many children to skate. In 1957 she married Gerry, and their son Hugh followed in 1961. She accepted a transfer with CN Rail to Port Arthur, Ont., in 1964 where she worked until the completion of Doug and Gerry’s Bus Depot the following year. Arlene worked there as a ticket agent and bookkeeper while raising Hugh. She and Gerry retired to White Rock, B.C., in 1984, where she took up a new career as a volunteer with the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary.
Arlene was very pleased to welcome her first granddaughter Holly in 1996. A diagnosis of breast cancer in 1999 didn’t stop her for a minute. After recovering from treatments she and Gerry moved to Qualicum Beach in 2002 to be closer to her family. True to form, Arlene quickly made many good friends and once again took up volunteer work. She volunteered as an emergency aid facilitator for the Canadian Cancer Society, donated her time to St. Stephen’s United Church Hot Lunch Program and many other worthy causes. 2004 brought Arlene’s second granddaughter Piper. Arlene couldn’t have been more proud of her son and grandchildren as she attended every party, school concert, dance recital and horse show with a smile and praise, no matter the weather.
A celebration of Arlene’s life was held at St. Stephen’s United Church in Qualicum Beach, on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Carl Palmer of Hanley, Sask., on January 26, 2011 at the young age of 46.
Carl was born August 22, 1964 in Saskatoon. He was predeceased by his father, Merrill (1996); brother, Warren (2009); grandparents, Lew and Alice Palmer and Roy and Edith Shields.
Carl is survived by his sons, Keith and Shawna and grandson Braysen of Edgerton, Alta., Kevin and Audrey of Saskatoon, Kyle of Saskatoon; mother, Fern Palmer of Davidson; sister, Donna (Perry) Harbicht of Rosetown; brothers, Dwight and Neil (Sharon) of Bladworth; nieces, Jolene (Shane) Hunter, Lisa and Tracy Harbicht; nephews, Scott (Heather), Mike (Kelly), Chris (Ronnel), Don, Tim (Crystal) and Travis.
Carl attended school in Davidson where he completed his grade 10. After school, Carl worked for Hamre Motors, R.M. of Willner, Puckett and Doell Construction and the R.M. of Rosedale where he was currently employed. Carl was an active member of the Hanley Elks Club. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who asked.
The Celebration of Carl’s Life Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 2 p.m. from the Hanley Centennial Community Hall, Hanley, Sask. with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating.
Interment at a later date. For friends so wishing, memorials in memory of Carl may be directed to the Hanley Elks Club or to the Hanley Curling Club.
Hanson’s Funeral Home, Davidson, in care of arrangements.
- Norman James Adam (June 9, 1916—February 3, 2011)
Norm passed away February 3 at the Luther Care Home in Saskatoon. Norm was born in Davidson on June 9, 1916. He attended school in Davidson. His father passed away in 1928 when he was 12. They lived on the farm north of Davidson and eventually he took it over and continued farming for 40 years. On April 5, 1941 he married Gladys Woodman and they had two children, Douglas and Linda Adam. He loved to play ball and fish in the summer. He was once the proud winner of a fishing derby at Last Mountain Lake with a 25 pound jackfish. In the early years he broke many horses and used horses for his farm work until he was able to purchase his first tractor. He enjoyed farming, growing many crops and also had livestock for many years. This included running the Davidson dairy in the war years, and later a chicken layer operation, hog and commercial cow/calf operation. Dad and mom always enjoyed visiting with their many friends and family. He was very active in the community. He served ten years on the Davidson School Board, a number of years on the United Church Board and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was also 15 years with the Paul Revere Insurance company at which time he reached top salesman in Canada.
He will be lovingly remembered by his son Doug (Elaine) and family, Brenda Frank, Christopher and Robyn of Saskatoon; Terri (Kevin) Nixey, Cole and Cameron of Warman; Tanya (Lea) Adam of Germany; Jana Hansen, Lee, Darby and Trenton of Wynyard and Cory Penner, Joel of Saskatoon; daughter Linda (Bill) Pipke and family, Stephanie (David) Pipke Painchaud, Sadie of Tisdale; Vanessa (Tyler) Mack, Brook, Madison and Cole of Meota.
His memorial service was held in the Davidson United Church, Davidson, Sask. on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Arthritis Society.
Funeral arrangements were in the care of Hanson’s Funeral Home.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Willy Rempel on January 31, 2011 at the age of 75. He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Maria, his stepmother Nellie, his brother Henry, sister-in-law Dorothy and brother-in-law Jack. He is survived by his sisters Justina, Kay, Marion (John) and Rita (Frank); his brothers Frank (Sue), John (Lee) and Jake; his four sons Derle, Ken, Tom, Jerry (Colyn) and his daughter Wanda (Rick) and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members.
A graveside service will be held at a later date, time and place to be announced. For friends so wishing memorials in memory of Willy may be directed to the charity of your choice. Hanson’s Funeral Home Davidson in care of arrangements.