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SASKATCHEWAN - Humboldt - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 18

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Date: Wednesday, 15 June 2016, at 9:33 p.m.

Marie Petit
June 8, 1946 - July 23, 2013

After a short but courageous battle with cancer Mrs. Marie Elsie Petit, 67 years of Pathlow, SK. passed away on July 23, 2013 at the Melfort Union Hospital, Melfort. Marie was born on June 8, 1946 to Alain and Elsie (nee Piatt) Rohel in the St. Brieux District. She attended Tilley School and then later the St. Brieux Convent to obtain all of her education. She met Joseph Petit and soon then were married and had four children. Marie’s career was being the best mother and homemaker possible she took this role very seriously. She was very talented and created many knitted and crocheted pieces for her family. They all had special pieces of clothing, afghans, mitts and hats to name a few. She also loved gardening so she could create delicious dishes for her children. Marie had a few favourites such as her wonderful tasting homemade breads, buns and cabbage rolls that the family will never forget. In 2000 she moved to Pathlow and lived with Richard and they did a lot of visiting and day trips which included a few games of bingo a long the way of their travels. She loved to visit and have a good laugh. Her family was very special to her and they will dearly miss her. Marie will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her; four children, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren: Richard of Pathlow; Len (Myrna) of Red Deer, AB and family, Kyle of St. Brieux and Lisa (Mike) and daughter Scarlet of Red Deer; Shawna and family, Stephen and daughter Ella, Melissa, Johnathon and David, all of Edmonton, AB; and Ed (Corrine) and family, Tyler, Jasmine and Jenai, all of Martinsville; parents: Alain and Elsie Rohel of St. Brieux; two brothers and two sisters: Marcel (Shirley) Rohel of St. Brieux, Albert (Marlene) Rohel of St. Brieux, Helen (Wayne) Kruger of Pathlow and Evelyn (Douglas) Tarala of Martensville; sisters and brothers-in-law: Iris Hetchler of Innisfail, AB, Gloria (Lloyd) Olsen of Gronlid and Chris Petit of Calgary, AB; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Marie was predeceased by her husband, Joseph (October 14, 2012) and her niece Elenore Rohel. The Funeral Mass for Marie was held on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Kermaria Roman Catholic Church, in the St. Brieux District celebrated by Fr. Demetrius Wasylynirk, O.S.B. Others taking part in the mass are: cross bearer, Tyler Petit; readers, Sheldon Kruger and Amy Kriston; gift bearers, Jasmine Petit and Jenai Petit; and eulogists, Helen Kruger and Evelyn Tarala. Honorary Pallbearers were “All those who shared in Marie’s life”. Interment followed in the Kermaria R.C. Cemetery. Memorial donations in Marie’s memory may be made to the St. Brieux Roman Catholic Parish (Kermaria Church Upkeep). Funeral arrangements entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt (306-682-1622).

Edwin "Buck" Gourlay
September 8, 1929 - July 22, 2013

The family is very saddened to announce that Mr. Edwin Gourley, 83, years, of St. Mary’s Villa Humboldt passed away at his residence on Monday, July 22, 2013. Edwin was born on September 8, 1929 to Clifford and Marion (nee Weston) Gourlay in Ingersoll, ON. He obtained his education at Thamesford, ON. At the age of 14 Edwin, fondly known as Buck, took a train to Saskatchewan to obtain employment which he found in Renown as a farm labourer. He thoroughly fell in love with Western Canada. Buck found the people to be very friendly and provided excellent meals. His favourite time on the farm was threshing. On one of the neighbouring farms Buck met Elsie Banow and on April 24, 1948 he married Elsie Banow. Together they were blessed with six children and made their home at Manitou Beach. Buck did a variety of jobs that involved handling of heavy duty equipment. For a period he worked with the Department of Highways and this allowed family time when the children could come along and camp and enjoy a summer vacation. Buck had a passion for horses and raced Chuck Wagon and later Chariot with his daughter Edwina. Many people were accustomed to only seeing his back during a race as he usually was in the front winning many trophies. Buck and Edwina made a good racing team winning many Chariot races for 15 years. Buck was fortunate to win a trophy for the oldest rider trophy. In 1994 Buck and Elsie retired to Humboldt where Buck became an avid gardener – potatoes being his specialty. He was kept busy keeping his daughter Linda’s garden in immaculate shape. Another love was chopping wood which kept him busy and in shape physically. Buck loved to visit and have coffee keeping up on the local news. He also followed his grandchildren and their activities. Due to failing health in 2009 Buck moved to St. Mary’s Villa where he resided until his passing. Buck will be sadly missed and loving remembered by his wife of 65 years, Elsie Gourlay; five children, 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren: Michael (Barb) Gourlay of Humboldt and family Pamela (Jack) and children, Kyle, Ramone and Mykaella, Charlene (Brendin) and their daughter Janeese and Justin; Linda (Scott) Ewen of Humboldt and family, Arlee (Tom) and their children Austin, Emilee and Holly, Jeremiah (Karen), Cameron (Heather) and Kaylee (Kris); Donna (Roch) Boisvert of Leduc, AB, and family Corey (Brandy) and children Madison and Brooklyn, Crystal and family Chackquick, Brandon and Aiden; Edwina Gourlay of Jansen and son Billy Gourlay and family Dawson, Taryn and Cohen; and Patti (Dale) Wasylciw of Saskatoon/Watrous; sister: Berniece (Allan) Borland of Thamesford, ON; sisters-in-law: Josie Mayor of Port Alberni BC, Diane (Rick) Gosse of Devon, AB; and Sara Banow of Melville; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Edwin was predeceased by his parents, Clifford and Marion Gourlay; son, Bruce; brothers-in-law, Bill Banow, Edward Banow and his in laws Mike and Emily Banow. A Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. from Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home. Officiated by, Jenny Irwin. Interment followed at Humboldt Public Cemetery. Memorial donations in Buck’s memory may be directed to St. Mary’s Villa Foundation. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt. 306-682-1622.

Doreen Mossey
December 28, 1931 - July 22, 2013

It is with great sadness that the family announces the Ms. Doreen Esther (nee Johnson) Mossey, 81 years of Calgary, AB passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2013 at Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre Calgary, AB. Doreen was born on Dec. 28, 1931 at home at Rose Valley, SK to Magnus and Selma Johnson. Doreen took all of her education in Rose Valley. Doreen was the eldest of six children and at the age of 15 her mother passed away. Due to circumstances she moved to Calgary to live with extended family. Doreen began employment here in the clerical field a career she continued her whole life. She lived and worked all of her adult life in Alberta working as a steno, secretary and bookkeeper for a variety of companies. Doreen loved her life in Calgary it allowed her have a very active social life where she loved to dress up and go out for fun times with her friends. She also had a passion for reading and kept every book she read and sometimes read the same book twice. Her collection was enormous. Her two favorite colors were black and red and if you were purchasing a present for her if it was in those two colors you knew she would love it. Her apartment and her clothing had a large collection of the two colors. Doreen was a very private person who rarely shared much emotion but was loved by many. Doreen will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her stepmother Ruby Johnson {Rose Valley}, siblings Florence Thompson, Kelvington, Viv Gronsdahl {Ray} Churchbridge, Joyce Rich {Mel}, Penticton, Elaine Hauge {Jerry} Calgary, Don Johnson {Lorraine} Rose Valley, and Myron Johnson, Calgary. She was predeceased by her Mother Selma Johnson and her Father Magnus Johnson. A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt presided by Jenny Irwin. Interment followed at Dovre Lutheran Cemetery, Rose Valley. Memorial donations in Doreen’s memory may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt (306-682-1622).

Sr. Mary Irene Sitter O.S.E.
December 15, 1916 – July 19, 2013

After a brief illness at the Humboldt District Heath Complex, Sr. Mary Irene was welcomed in death by her beloved Lord on July 19, 2013. Sr. Mary Irene Sitter was born on December 15, 1916 in Winnipeg, MB to Caroline (Schreyer) and Sebastian Sitter and received the name Mary in Baptism. With her family of one sister and six brothers, she attended St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, a mostly German Congregation who were being served by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. On the advice of her pastor, Mary entered St. Elizabeth Convent in Humboldt, a German community of Sisters. She received the name Irene upon entering the novitiate. In the 1960’s she added her baptismal name and became known as Sr. Mary Irene. In 1937, Sr. Mary Irene pronounced her temporary vows as a religious and her final vows in 1940. She celebrated her 75th anniversary as a religious in 2012. Sr. Mary Irene worked in the admission and administrative office at St. Elizabeth Hospital and took courses in accounting and administration. Later she served as administrator and local superior of St. Michael’s Hospital in Cudworth and of St. Joseph Hospital in Macklin. For many years, Sr. Mary Irene was assigned to the position of General Treasurer of the congregation and did a superb job of managing the finances. She loved working with numbers and took great pride in her books that were always meticulously done. Her creative side showed itself in the beautifully arranged museum she set up for the congregation, the neatly kept archives, the beautifully wrapped parcels used as gifts and her decorating skills. We remember Sr. Mary Irene as meticulous and neat, a very private person and yet as someone who was very involved in the life of the congregation. She was an avid stamp collector - assisted by her brothers - and she loved traveling and reading, the latter right to her last year of life. Sr. Mary Irene is fondly remembered by her Sisters in community; her sister Anne; her brothers Paul, and Rev. Charles Sitter S.J; her sisters-in-law Lorraine and Anne and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Caroline and Sebastian Sitter; her sister Theresa in infancy; her brothers George, John, Jack and Joseph; her sisters-in-law Clara and Judith. A Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, July 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Augustine R.C. Church Humboldt. Celebrated by, Abbot Peter Novecosky OSB. Interment followed at the Sisters of St. Elizabeth Cemetery Humboldt. Memorial donations in Sr. Mary Irene’s may be directed to Sisters of St. Elizabeth Health Care Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt 306-682-1622.

Fredrick P. Gerwing
July 5, 1931 – July 18, 2013

Fred was born in 1931 in Baker, Nebraska, to John and Amalia Gerwing. He came to Lake Lenore when he was two years old and spent a happy life there farming and raising a large family. He attended St. Peter’s College in his high school years. Fred married Marie Nakoneshny in 1955 and they worked and played together for over 58 years. “Pa” had a fine tenor voice. He was part of the Annaheim Men’s Choir in the '40s and '50s, then part of St. Peter’s Chorus, the Bier Tent Gang (where he yodeled), and, most recently, the Marysburg Regional Choir. He led the music at St. Anthony’s RC Church in Lake Lenore for decades, directing the Latin midnight mass at every Christmas until his illness took his strength. His voice and leadership will always be remembered. Pa taught us all to play cards and really, really enjoy it. Most of us are happy to play cards for hours at a stretch and still not be tired of it. We learned German phrases: sacred ones from church, less sacred ones from cards. After moving on to the role of farming consultant, Pa loved spending his time fishing at the lake. He tended to his cattle, pigs, and chickens; he loved the farm cats; he crowed down the bantam rooster. A former curler, he was an avid spectator at countless sports and music events. He loved to read and he worked tirelessly to keep our grammar and pronunciation at a presentable level. He was sought after by so many for his knowledge, expertise, and good company. There was a constant trail of family young and old to visit him and mom at home. In one way or another, our father passed along his own loves and passions to his children and grandchildren: from music and fishing to farming and cards to reading and sports. We will always honour him and think of him with love and fondness as we live the lives he played such a huge role in forming. Fred is survived by his wife, MARIE, children Des (Karen), Paul (Kim), Patricia (Kevin), Phil (Pat), Roberta, Esther (Dave), Terry (Karen), Roger (Shelley), Dennis (Cecile), Matthew (Stephanie), Lorne (Gail), and Fred (Shauna), his daughter-in-law, Stacey, and by 42 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also left to mourn him are his brothers, Clem (Hedwig) and Felix (Eleanor), his sisters, Laura Berscheid, Rosemary Lalonde (Bert) and Polly Merkosky (Maurice), his sisters-in-law Julie and Rita, Nakoneshny in-laws Dave, Cecilia, Harvey (Cheryl), Emelia (Reg), Sylvia (John), and Lawrence, and a slew of nieces and nephews. Fred was predeceased by his parents; brothers Ewald, John, Gerhard, Alphonse, Charlie, and infants John, Hugo, and Fred; sisters Sophie and Esther; and by his son, Norman, in 2010. As sorry as he was to leave us, he looked forward to being reunited with Norm and other loved ones. God be with you 'til we meet again.

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