Sherlock, D. Irene (Nee Botterill) of Providence Place, Moose Jaw, passed away on March 24, 2011 at the age of 88 years.
Irene was born in Moose Jaw, spent the majority of her teen years in the Bengough area where she met and married George T. Sherlock. They moved to the Davidson area in 1946. Irene actively participated in the farming duties as well as working outside the home. She was previously employed by Canada Post, Midway Store of Davidson and as the Administrator of Prairie View Lodge in Davidson for 25 years. She and her second husband, John Stulberg, retired in Moose Jaw in 1999.
Irene was predeceased by husband George Sherlock; husband John Stulberg; brothers, William and James Botterill and brother-in-law, Albert Sherlock.
She is survived by son Wayne (Eileen), daughter Lynn (Paul) Brackstone; one granddaughter Meredith; one great-granddaughter; sisters-in-law, Peggy Botterill, Fay Botterill, Lawaine Sherlock; numerous nieces and nephews and Stulberg family members.
Funeral services were held at the Davidson United Church on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
Hanson’s Funeral Home of Davidson was in care of arrangements.
Archive for April 4, 2011
Sherlock, D. Irene (Nee Botterill) of Providence Place, Moose Jaw, passed away on March 24, 2011 at the age of 88 years.
Amelia Olga Robertson
August 20, 1909 – March 26, 2011
Amelia was the seventh living child born to Fred and Amelia (Yetcha) Schumacher in Kronau, South Russia on August 20, 1909. Her mother and a twin sister died at birth. Her father was left with five sons and two daughters to raise. In November of 1909, Fred married Rosa Stulberg. While still in Russia, they had one son. They immigrated to Canada arriving at Halifax, Nova Scotia in August of 1912 – Amelia being three years of age. They journeyed to Young, Saskatchewan to farm. There were eight more sons born making a total of 16 children in all.
Amelia helped out at home looking after her younger siblings. At age 13 she went to work for people in their homes with the expectation that she give her earned money to her father and stepmother. At times she worked for just room and board. Eventually she was able to keep her hard earned money for herself. With her strong faith and determination she made a life for herself.
On November 16, 1938 she married Clarence Robertson and they farmed eight miles west of Liberty. Amelia was happiest in the kitchen cooking and baking all sorts of wonderful things. She also loved her large garden. They raised chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cattle so their table was always filled with fresh or canned vegetables and meat. She made sure no one went hungry as she had in her younger days. Amelia milked cows, fed and slaughtered chickens, canned numerous amounts of food, helped in the field at harvest time, as well as taking meals to the fields and doing the chores. She sold eggs and cream to help bring in some extra income.
Clarence and Amelia had two children: Keith, born October 16, 1941 and Irene, born December 26, 1945. In November of 1976, they moved into a new home in Liberty built by their then son-in-law, Wayne Pickering. Finally running water, flush toilets, automatic washer and dryer, dishwasher! In March of 2000 they moved to a house in Davidson to be closer to her daughter, Irene and husband Vic Krassman. At age 93 she and Clarence moved into the Davidson Health Centre where she remained until her death at over the age of 101 and a half years.
Amelia loved visiting; also keeping in touch with her family. She rested easy when she knew everyone was all right. The simplest things in life were her greatest pleasures. She will be remembered for her great sense of humour and the kindness and compassion she showed everyone; as well as how she handled what was dealt to her with quiet dignity. She was truly a treasure.
Amelia was predeceased by her mother and twin sister at birth; father and stepmother; one sister; fourteen brothers; and her husband, Clarence. She leaves to mourn: her son, Keith (Darlene) Robertson; daughter, Irene (Vic) Krassman; grandchildren Rod (Cheryl) and Pat (Theresa) Robertson, Rick (Myrna) Pickering and Lori (Chad) Horn; nine great-grandchildren Kyle and Blake Robertson, Gavin and Kirstyn Robertson, Brendan, Ryan and Kaeden Pickering and Calyn and Maryk Horn.
Hanson’s Funeral Home of Davidson was in charge of the arrangements.
April 13, 1923-April 9, 2011
With sadness we share the passing of Mabel Mills. With joy, we celebrate her life. Mabel passed away in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on April 9, 2011, just four days short of her 88th birthday. Until the fall, Mabel remained as active as she had always been, walking for miles outdoors in good weather. She was only slowed by a mercifully short battle with cancer. Mabel was born in Deepcar, England. Her parents, John Arthur, a coal miner, and Mercy Whittaker had nine children. When Mabel was 14 years old, she started working in the household of a lord and lady. There she learned the art of meticulous housekeeping, an art she practiced throughout her life. During World War II, Mabel joined the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI). She may have been wearing her army uniform when she met Hilmer Albert Mills. Known to everyone as Bud, he was a Saskatchewan boy overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Mabel and Bud were married on Oct. 20, 1943. Just 13 months later, the young couple welcomed a daughter, Shirley Ann. When the world was at peace, Mabel crossed the Atlantic with her infant daughter to join Bud in Saskatchewan. When they disembarked from the Queen Mary, their first steps on Canadian soil were at Pier 21 in Halifax on June 15, 1946. From there, the pair crossed Canada by train. The train was an integral part of Mabel’s life. Bud worked for CN Rail until he retired. After their only child moved to Nova Scotia with her family, Mabel and Bud visited often and only by train. Though Bud had been in the air force, Mabel was happy to have never left the ground in a plane. Mabel and Bud lived for many years in Davidson. After Bud passed away in 1998, Mabel moved to Nova Scotia to be closer to Shirley and her husband Dave. For 13 years, Mabel enjoyed the Maritimes. Recognized by everyone who met her as a grand, English lady, Mabel was a loving mother and grandmother who worked hard her whole life. She never forgot the value of a penny and delighted others when she flashed her sharp humour. Mabel will be missed by her devoted daughter and son-in-law; grandchildren Allison and Richard and his partner Kevin; Wayne and Marlene Roberts and their family in Kenaston; and many other nieces and nephews in England, Wales and the US. In keeping with her wishes, following cremation the remains will be interred at a later date. Though we will miss Mabel, we are comforted knowing that she and Bud have been reunited for eternity. In her loving memory, donations may be made to any charity.
- Estella Elaine Dulle
February 15, 1925 – April 4, 2011
With a heavy heart, Robert Dulle, Estella’s soul mate of 67 years and her families announced her peaceful passing on April 4, 2011.
Estella was born in Davidson, Saskatchewan to Alphonse and Augusta Luypaert. Estella married Robert Dulle on October 23, 1944. They made their home in the Concord District where together they welcomed 12 children into their lives.
Estella made the most of the farm and garden bounty but took time to plant and enjoy her flowers. She loved to visit with friends, neighbours and loved many a card game. The more the merrier; the more family, confusion and mayhem, the happier she was! In 1975 Estella and Robert built a new home in Davidson, retiring from farm life. Estella was a member of the CWL, Davidson Senior Centre and the Red Hatters.
Predeceased by her oldest child, daughter Florence (1995), Estella leaves to cherish her memory husband Robert; daughter Eileen (Gordon), Davidson, Sask.; sons Ron (Audrey), Abbotsford, B.C.; Jim (Diane), Medicine Hat, Alta.; Jerry (Valerie), Craik, Sask.; Dennis (Vivian), Medicine Hat, Alta.; Wayne (Mona), Saskatoon, Sask.; Larry (Debbie) Regina, Sask.; David (Connie) Medicine Hat, Alta.; Randy (Lenore) Saskatoon, Sask.; Calvin (Tracey), Saskatoon, Sask.; Carmen, Medicine Hat, Alta.; son-in-law Lawrence McRae, Craik, Sask.; 27 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; brother Gerard Luypaert; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and special friend Larry Felix.
Estella was predeceased by her parents, Robert’s parents, five siblings: Racheal, Herb, Michael, two infant sisters, and brothers- and sisters-in-law.
A service of remembrance was held on Friday, April 8, 2011 in the Sacred Heart Parish, Davidson, Saskatchewan with Rev. Father Gyim-Austin officiating. Hanson’s Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Interment will take place at a later date.
- It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Joseph Nicholas Brkich on March 16, 2010 at the Davidson Health Centre.
Joe was born on the homestead at Bladworth on March 17, 1929. He was the fifth of nine children born to Jacob and Frances Brkich. In 1945 they bought and moved to the present family farm. June 6, 1957 is when he married the love of his life, Doris Achtzener of Regina and had three children, Greg, Dianne and Linda. He farmed all of his life and loved it. He believed there was no better way of life.
In his younger days he was an avid curler and his love for hockey led him to coach for many years. That was where he acquired his nickname “Punch”. Some years later he even held his own hockey draft.
His outgoing personality was perfectly suited to his enjoyment of bartending. Whether it be at the Bladworth Bar, a wedding dance, or a community function, he could always be seen with a bar towel slung over his shoulder. Joe loved having people around whether it was during the winter months when the pool table was set up in the kitchen or in the summer with Sunday fishing trips. But never was it more evident than with his St. Patrick’s Day birthday parties. Making sure the pool table and shuffleboard table were ready to go, Irish music on the stereo and Doris in the kitchen cooking up a feast.
He was a charter member of the Bladworth Elks and enjoyed going to the meetings for fellowship. He was an avid collector of many things but most notable was his extensive hat collection. He enjoyed sharing his memories from his threshing days, his get-togethers with neighbours and of listening to Foster Hewitt on the radio.
In his later years he received a lot of enjoyment from watching one of his many classic movies and playing with his grandsons. They were the light of his life.
Joe is survived by his son, Greg Brkich of Bladworth; daughters, Dianne (Calvin) Murfitt of Davidson and Linda Warner of Rainbow Lake, Alta.; grandsons, Cole and Clay Murfitt. He is also survived by sisters, Anne Brkich, Edmonton, Alta., Elizabeth Sheppard, Camrose, Alta., Theresa (Barry) Tether, Victoria, B.C., Vera Bencze, Regina, Sask. and Rita (Terry) Anderson, Victoria, B.C.; sister-in-law, Gerry Boehlen, Regina, Sask.; brother-in-law, Harvie Webster, Regina, Sask. and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Joe is predeceased by his loving wife, Doris; parents, Frances and Jacob; brother, John; sisters, Pauline Webster and Matilda Brehm; brothers-in-law, Michael Brehm, Hugh Sheppard and Fred Boehlen.
The funeral service was held on March 23, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church in Kenaston, Sask. Lunch and fellowship followed at the Bladworth Elks Hall.
Hanson’s Funeral Home, Davidson, Sask. was in care of arrangements.
- With much love, wonderful memories and sadness our family bids a fond farewell to Emiel Albert Dahms. Emiel died on Sunday, March 20 at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon surrounded by his family at the age of 87. He was born at home on the family farm on June 16, 1923 and resided on the farm for most of his life until July of 2007. In 2007 Emiel moved to Watrous and had spent the last two years at Jubilee Court. During his time at Jubilee Court Dad had made many new friends and really enjoyed his time residing there. Shuffleboard, cards and the special dinners were some of the highlights along with the care and companionship of the residents, staff and home care personnel. He had just recently moved to Manitou Lodge prior to his passing.
Dad met Mom in 1944 and once they started dating he walked seven miles to town and back every night to visit her. They were engaged on October 22, 1945 and were married one year later on October 22, 1946 at St. John’s cathedral in Saskatoon. Next to his wife and family, farming has had his heart and been his passion for his entire life. Other than farming Emiel had spent some time working in the gold mines and lumber camps of northwestern Ontario when he was 16 years old. During their early married years from 1946 through 1951 Emiel and Agnes spent one winter in Toronto and five in Calgary working during the winter months. They have many fond memories of the friendships they made during these years. In the late 50s and early 60s he was employed locally at Pilot Butte (gravel pit) in addition to farming full time. He also spent a number of summers working with government crop programs in the early 70s. Emiel sat on the school board for many years and was also actively involved with coaching peewee baseball and hockey. For a number of years in the 1990s up until the mid 2000s Dad was a councillor in the RM of Wreford which he enjoyed immensely. He will be fondly remembered as a man who had a great memory for local history and could tell you who lived on each and every farm throughout the countryside. Dad was also a great one to visit and was always happy to strike up a conversation with friends or complete strangers. Family was the most important part of his life and many happy times were had at the farm and at Etters’s, Vance’s, Huggins, Manitou and Waskesieu Lake. Wonderful and caring neighbours have made life a whole lot sweeter and memorable during the lifetime Dad, Mom and our family have spent on our farm.
Emiel will be sadly missed by his daughter Janet (Alan) Parnell, daughter Margaret (Michael) Schmit, and son Emiel (Florine) Dahms; his grandchildren Stacey (Jay) Antonio, Shannon (Isaac) Kendall, Jana (Ken) Siepman, Chris Parnell (Sarah), Ben Parnell (Shayla), Stephanie Schmit and Katie Parnell; his great-grandchildren Brett Schmit and Xander Siepman. He is also survived by his nephew Wayne (Daphne) Ash, his niece Bonnie Isaacson, his nephew Gary (Margaret) Isaacson, his nephew Peter (Eugenia) Powers and his cousins Mary Knoblauch, Camilla Smith, Florian Galbraith and Edwin (Olga) Dahms. He is also survived by many other cousins and dear friends.
Emiel was predeceased by his wife of 58 years Agnes; his father and mother Emiel and Maude Dahms; brother Jack (Madge) Hewitt, sisters Dorothy (Alonzo) Ash, Irene (Bill) Isaacson, Doris (Raymond) Isaacson and brother-in -aw Don (Vera) Powers; and many other relatives.
The family would like to thank all the wonderful nurses, home care workers in Imperial, Watrous and Nokomis, also Dr. Worbitz and his team and the sixth floor nursing staff at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.
Funeral services for Emiel Dahms were held at the Imperial Community Centre at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2011. Interment was at the Imperial Cemetery.