The peaceful death of Mrs. Emelia “Amy” Caroline Pavelich (nee Schneider), 82 years of St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt and formerly of Davidson and Bladworth, occurred on Monday, November 18, 2013. Amy was born on May 14, 1931 at Allan to Michael and Catherine (nee Feist) Schneider. She grew up in a family of nine and attended Limestone Hill School. Following her education, she worked at domestic jobs for various families in the area. Amy met Lawrence Pavelich at a dance in Allan and they were married on October 16, 1950 in Seltz, Sask. Their only son, Peter was born in the same house in which Amy had been born. They operated a mixed farm in the Bladworth area. Amy loved gardening and tending to her many beautiful flowers, especially her red poppies, which were not only decorative but used in her baking as well. She was gifted at cooking and baking, with her specialties being buns, apple pies, kooka, cinnamon buns and perogies. Peter remembers coming home from school almost daily to a freshly baked apple pie. Amy enjoyed crocheting, making afghans and doilies. She was very meticulous with her cleaning and she kept their home spotless. Amy was a statistician, keeping accurate records of the weather for many years. She was vocal about her political views, writing many letters to the government officials, feeling that you couldn’t be heard, if you didn’t write. She also filled many little books with the many poems she wrote over the years. Amy and Lawrence loved to dance, belonging to several dance clubs and attending dances throughout the province. In 1995, they retired to Davidson, where they lived for 12 years before moving to Humboldt. In January 2013, due to Alzheimer’s, she made the move to St. Mary’s Villa. Amy’s family meant everything to her, they may have been few in number but they shared a very special bond. Amy will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 63 years, Lawrence Pavelich; son Peter (Debra) Pavelich; granddaughter Carla (Michael) Barlage and children Logan, Noah and Paige; and grandson Cory (Janelle) Pavelich and children Carter and Kenzie, all of Humboldt; two brothers and two sisters: Pius Schneider of Aberdeen, SD, Marcella Mitzel of Sunnyside, WA, Terri (Ed) Haberman of Victoria, B.C., and Lawrence (Kaye) Schneider of Stony Plain, Alta.; sister-in-law Grace Schneider; in-laws of the Pavelich family, Vincent (Pat) Pavelich and Shirley (Dale) Weisner, all of Kenaston; and numerous nieces and nephews. Amy was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Catherine Schneider; brothers and sisters: Andrew (Shirley) Schneider, Elizabeth (Ken) Christopher, Ray (Lucy) Schneider and Jerome Schneider; brothers and sisters-in-law: Pete Mitzel, Francis (Jim) Irvin, Mary (John) Howard, Ann Pavelich, John Pavelich, Helen (Bill) Kardish, Joe (Mary) Pavelich, Steve Pavelich and Andrew Pavelich. The Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt celebrated by Fr. Gregory Roth. Interment followed at the St. Augustine Parish Cemetery. Memorial donations in Amy’s memory may be directed to the St. Mary’s Villa Foundation. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt (306-682-1622).
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Leonard William Kretsch of Elbow, Sask., age 86 passed away peacefully on Monday, October 28, 2013 at the Davidson Health Centre, Davidson, Sask.
Leonard is survived by his loving family: wife Doreen; stepdaughter Linda Butcher; niece Sharlene Theede; brother Milton (Helen) Kretsch; sister Bernice (Norman) Monich; sister-in-law Donna Kretsch; also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
The Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 1 p.m. from the Bethel Lutheran Church, Elbow, Sask. with celebrants Rev. Father Stephen Ripplinger and Rev. Father Joseph Gyim-Austin officiating.
Interment in the family plot, Elbow Community Cemetery, Elbow, Sask.
For friends so wishing memorials in memory of Leonard may be directed to the charity of your choice.
Hanson’s Funeral Home, Davidson, Sask. in care of arrangements. Phone 306-567-2020; fax 306-567-2000. Email: email@example.com
April 25, 1925 – October 30, 2013
Helen Remmen passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 30, 2013.
Left to mourn are her husband of 59 years, Rolf; daughter Marilyn (Gerald); son Arnold (Wendy) ; daughter Betty (Derrick); daughter Cathy (Dwight); son David (Tammy); and son Murray (Cathy); 16 grandchildren and one great-grandson; sister Nellie Ballard; sister-in-law Lillie Schultz; brothers-in-law Allen (Lil) Toles, Patty, Ivar and Punch Remmen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Helen was predeceased by her parents, Ernie and Rosa Harbor; her parents-in-law, Tom and Anna Remmen; her brother Stanley (WWII); her sisters, Doris Toles and Catherine Suttie; her sisters-and brothers-in-law, Lyle Ballard, Jim Suttie, Stella (Sveinung) Trulsred, Torger (Bertha) Remmen, Irene Remmen, Harold Schultz, Marie (Cliff) Doncaster and niece Ann Archibald. A funeral service for Helen was held on Nov. 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Hanley Lutheran Church. Pastor Kristin Soveran officiated.
Hanson’s Funeral Home, Davidson were in charge of arrangements. Her cremains were laid to rest at the Sunny Valley Cemetary.
Goodsman, George Edward
October 18, 1917 – October 26, 2013
George Edward Goodsman was born at home on his father’s homestead on October 18, 1917. He took his schooling at Bermuda School and completed grade eight before leaving school to assist his father on the farm. He remained a farmer all of his life. He grew up in the age of horses and always loved them. He owned and enjoyed horses throughout his lifetime. He chose to serve his Lord and Master in 1933 at the age of 16 and was faithful to this choice to the end of his days. He married Jean when he was 35 years old and was married for almost 61 years. He died peacefully in the Davidson Health Centre on October 26, 2013 at the age of 96. In his younger days, George loved to have fun and was known to be a tease. He had a wonderful memory for numbers, names and events until his final illness. We have lost a link with the history of this community as well as the history related to friends and family. In the last stage of his life his caregivers remarked on how thankful he was.
He is dearly loved and fondly remembered by his wife Jean of Stalwart; three sons; Gordon of Thailand (Brenda); Gary (Bonny) and Glenn of Stalwart ; and his daughter Gayla of Lethbridge, Alta., as well as grandchildren Devin, Tanna and Jeric and step-grandchildren Sheena, Chelsea (Tyler, Kale) and Sean. He is survived by one brother, Frank (Helen) of Lumsden and brother-in-law Albert (Olive) of Viking, Alta.; sisters-in-law Edna of Saskatoon, Marie of Stalwart, Ellen of Regina, Marg of Maple Ridge, B.C., Ella of Calgary, Alta., Audrey of Kelowna, B.C. and Phyllis of Viking, Alta. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.
The funeral service was held in Imperial Community Centre, Imperial, Sask. on Friday, November 1 at 2 p.m. conducted by Jim Atcheson. A private family interment preceded in Imperial Cemetery. For those so wishing donations to Long Lake Valley Foundation or Davidson Health Centre would be appreciated. For online condolences, tributes or to make a donation please visit http://www.fotheringham-mcdougall.com
Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on October 15, 2013 at the Davidson Health Centre.
Lucy married Ray Schneider in 1949 and bought their own farm in Young where she worked hard milking cows and raising chickens. In the late 50s they moved to Bladworth and Lucy took over the chores and raised her children while Ray worked away from home. She loved being in her garden, playing cards, visiting and cooking for her family and friends. There were always cinnamon buns in the oven, pies cooling on the counter and a pot of soup on the stove. A few years later Lucy went out to work and was the custodian at the Davidson Schools for many years. Lucy retired when Ray’s health failed and she was devoted to taking care of him until he moved to the Davidson Health Centre. She looked forward to cooking his favourite meals when he came home on weekends. The coffee pot was always on and the house was always full of company, either playing cards or Yahtzee. She loved to play Bingo and go to the casino but her greatest joy was her children and grand kids. She kept up with their lives through many visits and phone calls. She was right by their side through the good and the bad. She was an angel on earth.
She will be lovingly remembered by children Michael (Carol), Stanley, Debbie, and Dean (Heidi); grandchildren Jason (Tamara), Scott (Melissa), Janelle (Jason), Roxanne (Nick), Heather (Dan), Brittany (Greg), Joshua (Stephanie), and Jordan (Katelyn); great-grandchildren Eric, Paige, Logan, Teagin, Tessa, Lachlan, Brooke, Hailey, Kassidy, Shaye, Bruin, Carter, Jayla, Cohen, Chloe, and plus one; sister Esther Irvine; brothers Clifford (Elaine) Irvine, Roger (Lorraine) Irvine, Richard Irvine and Stewart (Roxanne) Irvine; sisters-in-law Marcella Mitzel, Emelia (Lawrence) Pavelich, Theresa (Edward) Haberman and Grace Schneider; brothers-in-law Pius Schneider and Lawrence (Kay) Schneider; uncle Vincent (Pat) Pavelich and aunt Shirley (Dale) Weisner; also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
Lucille was predeceased by her husband Raymond; mother Frances Irvine; son-in-law Jose Vicente; parents-in-law Michael and Kathryn Schneider; sister and brother-in-law Cecilia and Vern Pinceman; brothers- and sisters-in-law Andrew (Shirley) Schneider, Elizabeth (Ken) Christopher, Jerome Schneider and Peter Mitzel.
Funeral services were held on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, Sask. Lucille was laid to rest at the Bladworth Community Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Hanson’s Funeral Home.
McLaren, Dorothy May
Oct. 28, 1920 – Sept. 15, 2013
It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and auntie.
Dorothy was born in Girvin on Oct. 28, 1920 to Dave and Euphemia Low. She was raised and got her schooling in the Girvin District.
She married Peter Alexander McLaren on July 25, 1944. They lived in the Girvin area where they farmed and raised their five children until 1985 when they moved to the Craik manor.
Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Peter on July 23, 1993. She continued to live in Craik for awhile then moved to Davidson.
Dorothy was also predeceased by her son Jim in June, 2009. She leaves to mourn her children, son Larry of Girvin, daughters Betty of Davidson, Donna (Gerry) of Coronach, son Doug (Cindy) of Davidson and daughter-in-law Sharon of Bladworth. She also leaves 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Dorothy loved sports like curling, playing ball and later golf. She enjoyed music, reading, jigsaw puzzles and crosswords. Her favourite thing to do was going out for coffee with family and friends – they also came first in her life. Mom, until we meet again, we love and miss you forever. Your loving family.