Remember Lives Not Numbers

Since March 2020, there have been over 1800 deaths caused by COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. As the scale of the pandemic increased, people across Saskatchewan became disconnected from the stories of those who died. Individual tragedies were converted into statistics, tables, and graphs used by the media, politicians, and public health officials to talk about the COVID-19 problem.

This digital memorial is an effort to remember the individuals taken too soon by COVID-19.

The profiles found below were gathered from publicly available information—most often obituaries—where the cause of death was linked to COVID-19. For each person, we have included a brief highlight about their life. These words are not ours, instead they were drawn from obituaries and memorials written by family and friends. We have provided the link to the original obituary, or in rare cases a news article, where you can find out more about the people across Saskatchewan who we have lost during the pandemic.

If you have a family member who died from COVID-19 (directly or indirectly) and would like to share their story, there is a form below you can use to submit details.

  • Margaret "Elaine" Kozack
    D.O.B. Unknown - 2021
    Margaret "Elaine" Kozack
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Margaret20Kozack202021.jfifdl1
    D.O.B. Unknown - 2021
    Born in Eyebrow, SK

    “Elaine worked at Sasktel for 10 years and SGI for 19. She loved country music, curling, and especially football. Elaine always said she was a couch potato when it came to curling or football season. She would tell friends and family “don’t call me. I will call you after the game.” Elaine loved to sing but couldn’t carry a tune. She and Fred loved to dance together. Elaine will always be remembered for her sense of humour and laughter. Even on her death bed, she was cracking jokes.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/margaret-kozack-1081784572
  • Paul Oleniuk
    1940-2021
    Paul Oleniuk
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Paul20Oleniuk.jfifdl1
    1940-2021
    Saskatoon, SK

    “W. Paul Oleniuk of Saskatoon, dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and kind-hearted friend, died peacefully on February 8, 2021 after losing his battle with COVID-19. He did, however, miraculously survive premature birth, being hit by a train, a serious farming accident, and a host of other near-calamities too numerous to mention over the course of his full life…He was a kind and generous friend who always reached for the cheque and never turned down a nightcap in the pursuit of sharing one more laugh before the day was done. He was fun to work with and fun to be with, whether it was on a fishing trip, on the golf course, playing cards, or shooting the breeze. He was a master story teller and a comedian of some repute. Paul had an appreciation for the funny side of life and an understanding and empathy for the darker side of society. He will be sorely missed… but his influence, his impact on criminal justice and corrections and his countless stories will live on.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/william-paul-oleniuk-1081613718
  • Arthur Ward
    1947-2021
    Arthur Ward
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Arthur20Ward201947-2021.jfifdl1
    1947-2021
    Regina, SK

    “Keith was with the RCMP for 30 years and 15 years at Casino Regina. Keith’s most enduring qualities were to be able to make people laugh and playing jokes on people. He will be extremely missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to have met and known him. The family would like to thank the staff at the Regina General Hospital for their compassionate care during Keith’s last days.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/arthur-ward-1083793375
  • Kenneth Millar
    1960-2021
    Kenneth Millar
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Kenneth20Millar201960-2021.jfifdl1
    1960-2021
    Saskatoon, SK

    “Straight out of high school, dad got a job at CP Rail. He retired 37 years later, and made many friends along the way. Anyone who knows our father, knows of his love for airplanes. Anyone who was ever with dad, knows that he always had a song in his heart. Still, spending time with his family and friends (and helping them where he could) was where his true passion was.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/kenneth-millar-1083765734
  • Nelda Maurice
    1956-2020
    Nelda Maurice
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Nelda-Maurice-PNG-Fixed.png
    1956-2020
    Ile-a-la-Crosse

    “The sisters described their mom as a community-minded woman who worked as a teacher’s aid for more than 20 years, led Girl Guides, and organized Terry Fox runs and walks for diabetes. Nelda was a loving grandmother of seven. She had survived cancer and lived with diabetes, but COVID seemed to take over her entire body. ‘We had so many plans for the future, and now nothing…It was all taken because of this disease.'”

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/nelda-maurice-northern-sask-covid-1.5583540
  • Gertrude McFarlane
    1930 - 2021
    Gertrude McFarlane
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Gertrude20McFarlane202021.jpgdl1
    1930 - 2021
    Regina, SK

    ” Mom loved her time alone in her garden. Her tomatoes were legendary. She also enjoyed using the apples from the tree in the backyard to make apple pies. She always made enough raisin drop cookies to feed all the kids in the neighbourhood and her cabbage rolls were appreciated by everyone. It is great to see her grandchildren carrying on some of these traditions so the memories will be passed along to the next generation. Mom received a kidney from her sister…35 years ago. We were so grateful for this as it gave us so much longer to enjoy her presence in our lives.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/gertrude-mcfarlane-1081741033
  • Joan Frew
    1934-2020
    Joan Frew
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Joan20Frew201934-2020.pngdl1
    1934-2020
    Regina, SK, Born near Pense, SK

    “The family offers their heartfelt appreciation to the doctors and nursing staff in the newly transformed Covid Unit 6A in the Regina General Hospital. Virtual and protected in-person meetings would not have been possible without their assistance. Joan’s last days allowed her to be visited by immediate family members and to be in peaceful, comfortable surroundings…Joan worked for the Government of Saskatchewan for over 25 years, first in Public Health and then in Vital Statistics…She enjoyed gardening, summer vacations to Cypress Hills as well as trips to the east and west coast and United States both with her immediate family as well as with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed woodworking and made many beautiful wooden tulips which she shared with her family and friends.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/joan-frew-1081341728
  • Colin Grant
    1947-2021
    Colin Grant
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    1947-2021
    Saskatoon, SK

    “Colin’s life centred around family, and he excelled as a husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother and friend. His deep and infectious laugh, loving spirit and the twinkle in his eye would light up the room. You saw the twinkle most when he was around his children and grand-children and when he pondered what incredible feats that they were destined to achieve. Most of all, he loved his wife…and did everything with her…We have all learned so much from Colin. He has taught us how to laugh, how to cry, how to love. We are fortunate to have had such an amazing person in our lives. Our dad did everything he could to protect himself and his family from Covid, including being fully vaccinated. Despite this, so much was out of his control in the province of Saskatchewan because of uncontrolled community transmission. Everything he did to protect himself and his family wasn’t enough.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/colin-grant-1083396182
  • Agnes Marie McDonald
    1934-2020
    Agnes Marie McDonald
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Agnes-Marie-McDonald-Fixed.jpg
    1934-2020
    La Loche, SK

    A respected community elder who lived in long-term care in La Loche. She was the sixth recorded COVID-19 death in Saskatchewan and the to pass away who was long-term care resident in La Loche. She was survived by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/second-ltc-death-confirmed-1.5551283
  • Enid Sim
    1920 - 2020
    Enid Sim
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Enid-Sim-1920-2020.jpg.jpeg
    1920 - 2020
    Regina, SK, Born in Cardiff, UK

    “The family had been with her, virtually via ZOOM, almost continuously from Thursday afternoon. During those ZOOM Meetings her sons and daughter, their spouses, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren as well as her sisters and the family in Cardiff were able to send their virtual goodbyes to a wonderful, caring woman…Enid grew up in Cardiff where she learned to dance and swim. She attended formal dances at Cardiff City Hall with her cousins, sang in a Welsh Ladies choir, and she started her own business as a hairdresser. During the War years, Enid served with the WAAF, and it was there that she met her husband Fred Sim in 1943. Fred was a member of the RCAF who flew with the RAF, Squadron 166, as a Bomb Aimer. They married in Cardiff on August 26, 1944. She emigrated to Canada, as a War Bride, on the Rangitata in 1945, landing in Halifax. Then, escorted by the Red Cross she travelled by train to Tisdale, Saskatchewan and Fred’s family’s farm. She lived there with Fred’s family until he returned from England. Enid and Fred’s children were all born in Tisdale, and in 1956 they moved to Saskatoon where they lived for three years, before moving to Regina…Her goal of leaving this world from her suite at Thornebridge Gardens was unfortunately foiled. A fractured arm in early August, in the midst of this COVID 19 Pandemic, put an end to that. After eight weeks in hospital, she moved into long term care at Royal City Manor and spent the first two weeks in quarantine. After that she was then only allowed to see one designated family member, her daughter Bev, for 30 minutes once a week. It was devastating for her.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/enid-sim-1081263931
  • John Timothy Peake
    1948-2022
    John Timothy Peake
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Peake-John-Timothy-Obituary-Photo-Cropped.jpg
    1948-2022
    Swift Current, SK, Born in Leeds, UK

    “Tim was a renaissance man, teaching himself to do anything that he developed an interest in, and do it well. Building became a passion, including plumbing, electrical, brick and stone masonry and fine woodworking…Above all, Tim was a kind, loving and soft-hearted man. He was a supportive and affectionate dad, cheering and challenging his kids to fulfill their wildest dreams. He was a playful and steady friend, able to talk to anyone and finding ways to learn from everyone he met. He loved children and was an interested and engaged grandpa, bar none the best at reading stories, roughhousing, and finding the most thoughtful gifts.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/john-timothy-peake-1086545506
  • Reynold Zeiler
    1931-2022
    Reynold Zeiler
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    1931-2022
    Saskatoon, SK, Born in Allan, SK

    “Dad worked on the oil rigs in the early 1950’s and then returned home to marry…They lived and farmed in the Allan area while Reynold was employed at Allan Potash Mine. They were active parishioners of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Allan and Dad was a Knights of Columbus member for over 60 years.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/reynold-zeiler-1086377709
  • Victoria Kopeck
    1928-2020
    Victoria Kopeck
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Victoria-Kopeck-Jpeg.jpeg
    1928-2020
    Regina, SK

    “It is with heavy hearts that our family announces the passing of Victoria Kopeck on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at the age of 92 due to complications from Covid-19.

    Our Mother, Baba and Sister will be dearly missed by her three daughters and their families.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/victoria-kopeck-1081330049
  • Elinora Gough
    1928 - 2020
    Elinora Gough
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Elinora20Gough201928-2020.pngdl1
    1928 - 2020
    Regina, SK

    “Elinora passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020, at the age of 92 years, due to complications from Covid…Elinora worked alongside her husband on the family farm for many years. She also ran a successful business, Wascana Income Tax and Bookkeeping. Elinora was a brilliant, generous and determined woman.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/elinora-gough-1082772169
  • William Wunsch
    1936 - 2020
    William Wunsch
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    1936 - 2020
    Regina, SK, Born near Ernfold, SK

    “In 1961, he obtained his private pilot’s licence and enjoyed viewing the world at a higher altitude. In 1968, he started his own business for the radio control hobbyist and by the late 70’s designed and manufactured his own radio equipment. By 1990, Bill was building computer equipment, and soon his son followed him into that industry. He was an avid old time country music fan, spending many hours listening to those old songs on YouTube. Bill will be missed by all who knew him.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/william-wunsch-1081323786
  • Floyd Rose
    1942 - 2021
    Floyd Rose
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Floyd20Rose201942-2021.pngdl1
    1942 - 2021
    Regina, SK

    “Floyd worked hard his whole life, from working on his parents’ farm and neighbouring farms to selling and mixing cement for grave coverings in the late 1950’s. When he came to Regina, he started selling Dairy Queen ice cream door to door. Floyd was a top salesman and excelled in the tire industry for over 40 years. There he learned numerous skills that helped him to become a successful business owner when he acquired Fischer Construction in 1990…Floyd’s daughters were his pride and joy. He enjoyed spending time with them and would drop everything in order to meet them for a coffee or breakfast. Floyd was proud of his girls, and spoke of “his buttons bursting on his shirt”…Floyd showed his love through his actions and expressed many “I love you’s” to the people closest in his life. He will always be in our hearts and we will miss his spunk, wisdom and endless love. He was a very special man who has left a large imprint on everyone’s heart.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/floyd-rose-108167457
  • Terry Colin
    1936 - 2021
    Terry Colin
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Terry20Colin20201936-2021.pngdl1
    1936 - 2021
    Regina, SK

    “There are so many memories of Dad that we cherish. Having become an instructor, Dad taught us to cross-country ski. Many nights were spent skiing around Wascana lake (with the odd squirt from Mom and Dad’s wineskins!), followed by hot chocolate at home. Later on, Dad taught the family to downhill ski. We made many trips to local ski hills and were treated to trips to the mountains for some ‘real’ skiing. Dad regularly took the boys to father-son swimming at the YMCA, returning home to find Mom with dinner on the table. We also enjoyed many camping trips as a family. One particularly memorable trip had Dad in a face-to-face encounter with a bear outside our tent! Needless to say, Dad prevailed and kept his family safe.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/terry-colin-1081531279
  • Lyall Molleken
    1937 - 2020
    Lyall Molleken
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    1937 - 2020
    Toronto, ON, Born in Regina, SK

    “It is with deep sadness we announce that Lyall Molleken passed away peacefully in Toronto, succumbing to COVID-19 after his decline with dementia…Lyall, a respected Chartered Accountant and Partner with Price Waterhouse, worked in Caracas, Tehran and Madrid. In 2004 he retired to Toronto with Frances to be close to his children. Lyall was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be forever remembered for his sense of humour, love of sports, generosity and gentle nature. He will be profoundly missed.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/lyall-molleken-1080794580
  • Kay Nicklin
    1928-2021
    Kay Nicklin
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/kay-nicklin-saskatoon-sk-obituary.jpgdl1
    1928-2021
    Saskatoon, SK, Born in Seho, SK

    ” She was an active member of St. Martin’s United Church and one of the best gardeners we knew. Anyone attending her home for a meal, hoped for an opportunity to be invited back. She was a kind, caring Mom, Grandma and friend and loved by so many. She received many daily phone calls and visits from family and friends. We often wondered how she could keep up. And she kept well informed about happenings in world.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/kay-nicklin-1081478547
  • Kenneth Barrie Murray
    1939-2021
    Kenneth Barrie Murray
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Kenneth20Murray202021.pngdl1
    1939-2021
    Estevan, SK

    “Barrie passed away peacefully with his wife…by his side, after his battle with Parkinson’s Disease and complications related to COVID on Monday, November 1, 2021 at Hill View Manor, Estevan, SK at the age of 82 years.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/kenneth-murray-1083690645
  • Fred Sasakamoose
    1933-2020
    Fred Sasakamoose
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Fred-Saskamoose.png
    1933-2020
    Prince Albert, SK, Born in Debden, SK

    “During his NHL career, Fred played 11 games with Chicago during the 1953-54 season, splitting time with the Moose Jaw Canucks of the Western Canadian Junior Hockey League. After his hockey career, he became involved in sports programming for young people, particularly with the Fred Sasakamoose “Chief Thunderstick” National Championship for young Indigenous hockey players. Outside of the sports world, he served as band councillor and chief of Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation. He was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 2007, and became a member of the Order of Canada in 2018.”

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/fred-sasakamoose-dead-1.5814919
  • Freda McFadzean
    1925 - 2020
    Freda McFadzean
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Freda20McFadzean20192520-202020.jfifdl1
    1925 - 2020
    Regina, SK

    “Freda, a resident of Parkside Extendicare, passed away peacefully at Pioneer Village on December 14, 2020 at the age of 95 years from COVID.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/freda-mcfadzean-1081263884
  • Henry Friesen
    1939-2021
    Henry Friesen
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Henry-Friesen.jpeg
    1939-2021
    Saskatoon, SK

    “Henry Friesen passed away December 4, 2020 at St. Paul Hospital, Saskatoon, SK at the age of 81. He graciously and courageously battled dementia for several years and at the end Covid-19.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/henry-friesen-1081165289
  • Aldean Glass
    1934-2022
    Aldean Glass
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/aldean-glass-saskatoon-sk-obituary.jpgdl1
    1934-2022
    Shaunavon, SK

    “Aldean had a tremendous desire for knowledge all her life and was passionate in using that knowledge to further learning for her children, grandchildren, and her students…Aldean was an artist, and when she would put one of her art pieces up for grabs, everyone fought to get it…She was renowned in Shaunavon for her huge, tasty cinnamon buns, and in Saskatoon, she became known for her scrumptious butter tarts. She loved to read and was borrowing books from the library right up to her final illness.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/aldean-glass-1086547190
  • Ivan John Madeley
    1939-2021
    Ivan John Madeley
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Ivan20John20Mandeley201939-2021.jfifdl1
    1939-2021
    Regina, SK, Born in Indian Head, SK

    “Ivan’s career as a baker started at Smith’s Bakery in Indian Head and he completed this journey at the Co-op in Saskatoon, SK. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, traveling with his siblings and spending time with his family. The family would like to thank the staff at the Regina General Hospital for their compassionate care during Ivan’s last days.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/ivan-john-madeley-1083756955
  • Marjorie Pointer
    1928 - 2020
    Marjorie Pointer
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Marjorie20Pointer20192820-202020.pngdl1
    1928 - 2020
    Calgary, AB, Born near Sintaluta, SK

    “Marjorie raised her five children with a gentle hand and a constant smile, always there to help and support them through their times of adversity. Whether it be editing assignments well into the night, or comforting them through their times of loss, Marjorie could always be counted on. Marjorie liked nothing better than to be with her family on any occasion; birthday parties, Christmas, going to the beach, backyard barbeques or picnics, she was always an eager participant. She would never be shy of suggesting that we as a family had not been together for a while so ‘someone should plan something’.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/marjorie-pointer-1081341724
  • John Campbell
    1930 - 2021
    John Campbell
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/John-Campbell-1930-2021.jpeg
    1930 - 2021
    Regina, SK

    “Listening to music was a big part of Dad’s life; from early Jazz to early Rock, Folk and Country, there was always an album on the turntable in our home. John loved his Jazz collection which he passed on to his son Joe. Dad was also a great swing dancer; as well as a great cook and prepared many delicious family meals. Sometimes recipes were pulled from Gourmet Magazine, which he enjoyed. In later years he became interested in genealogical research and in 1996 completed a genealogical record of his Pettigrew ancestors. Dad’s most passionate hobby was as a volunteer with equine organizations including the Saskatchewan Dressage Association, the Saskatchewan Horse Federation (where he served two terms as president) and the equestrian cross-country event at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. Dad made many close friends through his volunteering and through supporting daughter…at horse shows and dressage competitions.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/john-campbell-1081438890
  • Edith Okell
    1932-2022
    Edith Okell
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Edith-Okell.jpeg
    1932-2022
    Naicam, SK

    “To Edith, her everything was family. She was the kindest, sweetest lady who enjoyed spending time playing cards, gardening, and later in life, traveling to North America. She was an amazing cook and worked for many years as Naicam School secretary. Edith was diagnosed with dementia but showed her resilience until being infected with COVID while in her care home. She is greatly missed by all.”

    https://memorials.fedusiakfuneralchapel.com/edith-okell/4847887/
  • Dawn Lozinski
    D.O.B. Unknown - 2022
    Dawn Lozinski
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Dawn20Lozinski20-202022.jfifdl1
    D.O.B. Unknown - 2022
    Regina, SK

    “Dawn worked for many years as a Bookkeeper at the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Livestock Division in Moose Jaw, Swift Current and Regina. Work hard, play hard was her motto. She met her husband Morris who also worked for SWP. Together along with her children, they enjoyed camping, playing cards, gardening and spending time with extended family…Dawn was diagnosed with Dementia and spent the last five years being loving cared for at Elmview. The Covid pandemic was hard on her and she lost the ability to communicate. Complications set in and she passed away to join her husband in heaven.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/dawn-lozinski-1084977678
  • David Wilson
    1948-2023
    David Wilson
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Wilson-David-card-exterior.jpg
    1948-2023
    Coderre, Saskatchewan

    David was born in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan on July 30, 1948. He spent his younger years at Coderre, Saskatchewan. In 1966, he met the love of his life, Marjorie. They had four children in the 1970s…He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, fishing, hunting, ranching, and visiting with his friends and family. David had thousands of stories and he was excellent at telling them, captivating all of his friends and family with his own memories, and always making new ones over the years.

    https://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-ca/obituaries/saskatoon-sk/david-wilson-11274269
  • Les Tebb
    D.O.B. Unknown - 2021
    Les Tebb
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Les20Tebb202021.jfifdl1
    D.O.B. Unknown - 2021
    Regina, SK

    “Les worked at the Experimental Farm for eight years, then was a Millwright and Maintenance Foreman at the Ipsco Inc. Pipe Mill for 27 years. Les was so proud of the three children they raised in Regina…Les retired in 1994 and his dream was to golf Kenosee in the summer and spend 25 winters in Mesa, Arizona…He was an avid golfer with five holes in one.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/les-tebb-1082083767
  • Ali Syed
    Unknown D.O.B.-2021
    Ali Syed
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Ali-Syed.png
    Unknown D.O.B.-2021
    Regina, SK, Born in Pakistan

    Ali Syed, a 48 year old worker at SaskPower’s Boundary Dam in Estevan was a husband and the father of three young children. He caught the virus while carpooling back from a shift at the Boundary Dam Power Station. His wife delivered their third child, via cesarean section, while he was in a medically induced coma in the same hospital. He died a week later, having never met his daughter.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/regina-father-dies-covid-19-1.6002267
  • Ronal Saal
    1952 - 2021
    Ronal Saal
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Ronald20Wayne20Saal201952-2021.pngdl1
    1952 - 2021
    Regina, SK

    “Ronald Wayne Saal was born April 28, 1952 and passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021. He was undergoing treatment for cancer but ultimately passed away due to complications from Covid. With the help of modern technology we were able to be with him during his final hours… Ron was always up for some good food, some good conversation, and a good game of crib. He had a great sense of humour and behind his gruff exterior was a man who would do anything for anyone. Ron will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We sure hope you are having a “Big Time” now!”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/ronald-saal-1081400944
  • Jan Hague
    1938-2021
    Jan Hague
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Jan20Hague201938-2021.pngdl1
    1938-2021
    Regina, SK, Born in Toronto, ON

    “The Happy Hooker, as Jan jokingly referred to herself, practiced many artistic mediums throughout her life, including ceramics, needlepoint, and crochet. However, the one medium that became her magnetic north was rug hooking. Jan knew the instant she tried it that it was her expressive voice of choice. Her body of work is extensive and was exhibited in numerous shows and galleries across Canada. She explored many topics and styles in her work including, the inukshuk, Canadian folk art, decorative motifs, storybook animals, and the rural life of Saskatchewan.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/jan-hague-1083655241
  • Helmut Hohne
    1930 - 2021
    Helmut Hohne
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Helmut-Hohne-1930-2021.jpeg
    1930 - 2021
    Regina, SK, Born in Schoenebeck-Elbe, Germany

    “At 20, he joined the Border Police. He escaped to West Germany with a friend because the dogs knew them and didn’t alert the patrol. He was sponsored by a dairy farmer and left for Canada on the Rosakulm and landed at the Port of Montreal on November 26, 1952. Arriving in Canada in November was quite the shock because it rarely gets below -15 in Germany! Helmut came to Regina in 1954 where he worked at a lumberyard. Along with his lifelong friend Robert Jors, they began their long careers at the City of Regina starting part-time in 1954 and becoming full time in 1955…Helmut worked 39 years for the City of Regina, Local 21 Outside City Workers department. He was very proud of his grandson…who works for the same department…Helmut had a great sense of humor, a great smile, and was a humble, hardworking, friendly man, and we will miss him very much. We would like to thank the doctors and nurses of 5E for their care and compassion, especially Robyn. Helmut died of COVID-19. Please remember our elders, children and the immune compromised by getting vaccinated.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/helmut-hohne-1083624437
  • Anne Ginther
    1948-2021
    Anne Ginther
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    1948-2021
    Warman, SK

    “It is with profound sadness that the family of Anne Ginther announces her passing after a courageous battle against Covid-19…Anne will forever be remembered by her loving children…as well as her three grandchildren.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/anne-ginther-1082227153
  • Stan Burko
    1928-2021
    Stan Burko
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Stan20Burko201928-2021.pngdl1
    1928-2021
    Unknown

    “It’s been a year, dad.
    Covid 19 remains. Something you so hated.
    Robbed you of the time to do what you liked.
    Memories of you always remain. Good and …
    Good memories of you at the lake, fishing, boating with me and then my kids.
    Playing in the snow, ski-doing, tobogganing, skating on the slough.
    Playing on the floor with my kids, card games, your laughter.
    The years have gone by so fast.
    You were loved.
    I miss you.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/stan-burko-1085161294
  • Joan Armstrong
    1932-2021
    Joan Armstrong
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    1932-2021
    Regina, SK

    “Joan passed away one day after celebrating her 89th birthday from complications due to COVID-19…Joan spent the last two years very happily living at Memory Lane Assisted Living for Seniors. The family would like to thank Eden Care Memory Lane for taking exceptional care of Joan.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/joan-armstrong-1081698423
  • Brad Gellner
    1954-2022
    Brad Gellner
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Brad20Gellner202022.pngdl1
    1954-2022
    Regina, SK

    “Brad was proud to be a member of the 2007 Saskatchewan Senior Men’s curling championship team and to represent our province in the national competition in Trois Rivieres, Quebec. Like most Saskatchewanians, he was a fan of the Riders, and unlike most, he was a fan of the Montreal Canadiens. Sports allowed Brad to make many good friends. Brad’s well-earned retirement was spent golfing and playing with his adored grandsons…The three of them loved their time together, and playing pirate was a must during every visit!”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/brad-gellner-1086479425
  • Doris Eisnor
    1920-2020
    Doris Eisnor
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Doris-Eisnor-1920-2020.jpeg
    1920-2020
    Regina, SK

    “Doris Eisnor (nee Bradley) passed away peacefully Thursday, December 10, 2020, from Covid-19, in the Regina Parkside Extendicare. For 100 years and 27 days, Doris brought joy to everyone who met her, she exemplified what kindness and caring could be.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/doris-eisnor-1081263861
  • Lorrie Andrews
    1950 - 2021
    Lorrie Andrews
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    1950 - 2021
    Regina, SK

    “Lorrie passed away after a brief battle with Covid-19…As per Lorries wishes, there will be a private family goodbye. In Lieu of flowers, stay home and wear your mask!”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/lorrie-andrews-1081531324
  • Allan Warder
    1948 - 2022
    Allan Warder
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Alan-Warder.jpeg
    1948 - 2022
    Swift Current

    “He loved his family, and enjoyed watching NASCAR. He was a driver educator for many years, and although he was retired, he gave many hours of driving practice to his eldest grandson.”

    https://www.warrensfuneralhome.com/obituary/Allan-Warder
  • William Brian Little
    1937 - 2022
    William Brian Little
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/William-Brian-Little-1937-2022.jpg
    1937 - 2022
    Moose Jaw, SK

    “Brian was a great carpenter, holding Journeyman status with the Province of Saskatchewan. He put that to good use by adding a new garage and an addition to their Meyronne home. Brian liked to tinker and could do his own fixes and repairs on the farm. Brian enjoyed bowling, dancing, socializing, Oh Henry chocolate bars, and emptying his pocket of change so the grandchildren could divvy it up! Brian was generous with his time, kind, patient, and generally slow to speak. He often quoted his dad’s saying: ‘Little said is easily mended.’ “

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/william-brian-little-1084732781
  • Beth Sutherby
    1926 - 2020
    Beth Sutherby
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Beth-Sutherby-1926-2020-Fixed.png
    1926 - 2020
    Regina, SK, Born in Yellow Grass, SK

    “Beth was raised in Yellow Grass, SK where her mother worked for the telephone company. She spoke with pride as she told the story of how her family would provide food to the hobos who rode the rails during the depression. Beth loved to ride her bike; she was well known for beautiful voice and love of singing. She had a passion for country music and could sing the words to almost every song. Beth worked at the Souris Valley Regional Care Center. She enjoyed working with “the boys” and her colleagues….We all know how much Beth loved to sing, so all who wish to honor her life are invited to sing a song that brightens your day and that of others.
    As written by R. Munsch: I’ll love you forever,
    I’ll love you for always,
    As long as I’m living
    my Mommy you’ll be.”

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/covid-19-parkside-extendicare-beth-dawn-1.5835142
  • Jennifer Tammy-Rosebluff Thomas
    1986-2021
    Jennifer Tammy-Rosebluff Thomas
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Jennifer-Rosebluff-Thomas-1986-2021.png
    1986-2021
    Edmonton, AB, From in Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation, SK

    A mother of nine children, Rosebluff-Thomas contracted COVID-19 while she was pregnant but unvaccinated. Although her baby survived, she died in an Edmonton ICU after an emergency C-section. In an interview after her passing, her sister emphasized the importance of getting vaccinated: “COVID is real. My sister was an amazing mother, and now, her children will grow up without a mother…Her kids — that was her world…That’s what made her smile every day. That’s who she got up for. That’s who she lived for, was the kids.”

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/pregnant-woman-covid-death-1.6198943
  • Tara Jean Murray
    1986-2022
    Tara Jean Murray
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    1986-2022
    Moose Jaw, SK

    “Tara fought hard from the very beginning after receiving a kidney transplant in Toronto, ON at only the age 3 years old. She went on to attend elementary school at Palliser Heights and graduated from Riverview Collegiate in 2008. Tara could often be found spending time with her family, going to concerts and warrior games, working at Diversified, sipping an iced coffee, and listening to Christmas music in July. Tara loved with her whole heart. She remembered every person that crossed her path, always said hi to you if she saw you and genuinely cared about how you were doing. She taught us all how to love just a little bit harder.”

    https://www.moosejawfuneralhome.com/project/murray-tara-jean/
  • Ron MacKay
    1934 - 2020
    Ron MacKay
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Ron20McKay201934-2020.pngdl1
    1934 - 2020
    La Ronge, SK

    “In 1971, Ron and Ev purchased Red’s Camps, a tourist outfitting business based out of La Ronge, and headed north again in the spring of 1972 as private entrepreneurs. For the next twenty years the family hosted fishing customers every summer at their four camps, and mining and business customers all year long in the motel they renovated and expanded in La Ronge. They enjoyed meeting people from around the world and all walks of life, including country music stars, sports legends and international filmmakers. They added hundreds of new friendships to the many they already held dear across the north and around the world. Ron felt a strong commitment to the community he chose to raise his family in.”

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/ron-mackay-reds-camps-la-ronge-covid-19-death-1.5522965
  • Shirley Yates
    1932 - 2020
    Shirley Yates
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/shirley-yates-regina-sk-obituary.jpgdl1
    1932 - 2020
    Regina, SK, Born in North Battleford, SK

    “You will know her from last week’s government release stating that one of four residents who tested positive for COVID-19 had died. Her name was Shirley. Her siblings called her Dixie. Shirley loved music, politics, reading, gardening, her siblings, knitting, and laughing…Her final years were spent at Parkside Extendicare where her caregivers kept her safe from the Covid-19 pandemic, until now. They were kind and gentle, but the virus is strong and cruel. Her Covid-19 symptoms started Sunday, December 6. She died Thursday, December 10. Thank you to the Parkside Extendicare caregivers and all of the healthcare professionals in our province for putting their own lives in danger every day to care for and protect our province’s most vulnerable. Tragically, there are far too many care home deaths. Please respect the virus. Stay home. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Listen to Public Health. You might live through this, but many will not. With you in their corner, our caregivers will save more lives.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/shirley-yates-1081231373
  • Donna Jean Enick
    1940 - 2020
    Donna Jean Enick
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    1940 - 2020
    Edmonton, AB, Born in Virden, MB

    “Donna Enick passed away peacefully at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton, AB on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at the age of 80 after a 7-month battle with brain cancer that ended with Covid-pneumonia…She trained in Santa Barbara, and later settled in to a 40-year career in the operating room in Regina, SK. She was passionate about helping people, caring for her family and spending time with friends. She had a love for golf as she spent 35 years at the Royal Regina Golf Club, and when she wasn’t on the golf course, she was seen doing spin class, yoga or weight lifting at the Regina Fieldhouse, cheering for her beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders, watching all types of sports on TV, dancing, reading or travelling to see her children and grandchildren. Donna had a smile that lit up a room, she treated everyone with respect, always lent a helping hand and a listening ear, and lived with gratitude each and every day.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/donna-enick-1081337746
  • Eric Anderson
    1945-2021
    Eric Anderson
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Eric-and-Connie-Anderson-2021-scaled.jpeg
    1945-2021
    Meota, SK

    “It is with great sadness the family announce the sudden passing of Mr. Eric Anderson Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the age of 75 years and Mrs. Connie Anderson on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the age of 73 years. Eric and Connie are lovingly remembered by their sons [and]…siblings”

    https://www.eternalmemoriesfuneral.ca/obituary/EricConnie-Anderson
  • Diane Barbara Chambers
    1945 - 2021
    Diane Barbara Chambers
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Diane20Chambers201945-202021.jfifdl1
    1945 - 2021
    Abbotsford, BC, Born in Regina, SK

    ” Diane spent 29 years doting on her many grandchildren. She took on the daunting task of family history for the Fink and Wagner families travelling several times to Europe where she traced ancestors back to the 1720s. At home she followed many passions with her family and friends including quilting, gardening, and countless craft projects.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/diane-chambers-1082070379
  • Elizabeth MacPhee
    1928 - 2021
    Elizabeth MacPhee
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Elizabeth20McPhee20192820-202021.jfifdl1
    1928 - 2021
    Regina, SK

    “We would like to share with family and friends, the passing of Elizabeth after a short illness of Covid Elizabeth passed away with her family by her side…The family is grateful for the loving care given to her by the MemoryLane caregivers.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/elizabeth-macphee-1081746591
  • Arlene Sostorics
    1940 - 2021
    Arlene Sostorics
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Arlene20Sostorics201940-2021.jfifdl1
    1940 - 2021
    Regina, SK

    “Arlene was taken from us by Covid-19. She contracted the virus on January 20, 2021 and the disease progressed rapidly. Arlene was diligent throughout the pandemic and stoic with her lockdown at Santa Maria. She was very excited to get the vaccine on January 14, 2021, and we were hopeful that we would be able to gather together again in person, but it was not to be; it has been a heartbreaking journey. Arlene was a strong, tenacious, creative woman with a wry sense of humour. She lived her life on her own terms…Mom faced her pandemic death with great courage which we will always remember. She remains in our hearts.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/arlene-sostorics-1081544687
  • Harriet Stanhope
    1912 - 2020
    Harriet Stanhope
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Harriet20Stanhope201912-2020.jfifdl1
    1912 - 2020
    Moose Jaw, SK, Born in Rouleau, SK

    “With heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Harriet at the age of 108 years due to complications from COVID-19…She was a loving, caring, and compassionate mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/harriet-stanhope-1081243964
  • Clyde Moulton
    1934-2022
    Clyde Moulton
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/clyde-moulton-regina-sk-obituary.jpgdl1
    1934-2022
    Regina, SK

    “His favorite pastime was carpentry and he took great pride in building model bluenose boats to scale with each part skillfully handcrafted, always paying close attention to the finest details. As a skilled carpenter, he crafted furniture as well as numerous toy airplanes, boats, ducks and a rocking horse for his grandchildren. Clyde enjoyed many hours in his workshop with his two grandchildren by his side….A kind-hearted and loving father and grandfather, he was a joy to be around. He maintained his wonderful sense of humour and sharp wit in any circumstance.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/clyde-moulton-1085317212
  • John Kolanchey
    1930 - 2021
    John Kolanchey
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    1930 - 2021
    Regina, SK, Born in Yorkton, SK

    “In August 1950 he joined the Canadian Armed Forces…He arrived in Pusan, Korea in time for Christmas dinner. He travelled with the advance party at Miryang near Seoul in early January, 1951. Due to the concerns about North Korean infiltrators, he was moved to the front lines, in February 1951. He saw action at Kapyong, in April 1951, as a member of C coy. In this battle, the PPCLI played a crucial role in stopping an enemy breakthrough at the battle of Gapyeong. John was very proud of his battalion’s role that contributed to the current prosperity of modern Korea. He was so pleased to recently receive a plaque and commendation from the South Korean government in appreciation of the Canadians’ efforts…John questioned the long term effects of having served in the Korean War. He was a visionary and advocate in recognizing PTSD in himself and in his fellow veterans.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/john-kolanchey-1081464948
  • Judith Ann Isbister
    1946-2021
    Judith Ann Isbister
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Judith-Ann-Isbister-1946-2021.jpg
    1946-2021
    Melfort, SK / Regina, SK

    “Judy loved to help and took on the role of building manager where she lived. She happily and proudly looked after the building, and the tenants in it, and truly enjoyed what she did. Judy also loved to knit and always had a wonderful gift of a dish cloth for all. She loved to be socially active on Facebook. Reconnecting with friends from the past and watching her family grow made Judy’s heart soar! She enjoyed caring for others and spending time with family as often as she could….Judy was a caring, loving mother, grandmother and friend to many! She will truly be missed by all who knew her.”

    https://speersfuneralchapel.com/tribute/details/10573/Judith-Isbister/obituary.html
  • Muriel Brennecke
    1916 - 2020
    Muriel Brennecke
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Muriel20Brennecke201916-2020.jfifdl1
    1916 - 2020
    Regina, SK, Born near Verwood, SK

    “Muriel married her husband Wilf Brennecke in October of 1955 and together they enjoyed travelling, golfing, playing cards with family and friends and were season ticket holders for the Roughriders for many years. Muriel continued to cheer the Riders on after Wilf’s passing in 2004, faithfully watching every game on TV. She also enjoyed watching the Blue Jays and continued to enjoy playing cards, bingo and going for coffee at Tim Horton’s right up until March 2020, when the pandemic was declared. The isolation and restrictions of Covid-19 took a great toll on Muriel’s mental and physical well-being.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/muriel-brennecke-1080263826
  • Roseanna June Willis
    1932-2023
    Roseanna June Willis
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Roseanna20Willis20193220-202023.jfifdl1
    1932-2023
    Regina, SK, Born in Ceylon, SK

    “Roseanna worked alongside Willard [husband] on the farm. She loved baking and cooking, looking after the animals, and spending time with her family. The family moved to Mossbank in 1974 and to Moose Jaw in 1984. As they aged and their health started to decline, Willard and Roseanna moved to Regina to be closer to their daughters and their families. Willard’s passing in 2011 was a blow to Roseanna and she missed him greatly.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/roseanna-willis-1087106802
  • Clara Viberg
    1931 - 2021
    Clara Viberg
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Clara20Viberg20193120-202021.pngdl1
    1931 - 2021
    Regina, SK

    “Clara Viberg was a Home Economics teacher who disliked cooking. She studied the nutritional value of food and enjoyed a good meal, especially if someone else cooked it. However, she chose Home Economics because sewing was her passion and she was a gifted and prolific seamstress. The entire family benefited from this gift with tailored suits, graduation outfits, wedding dresses, Inuit parkas, coats and so many other clothes. Clara had a gift for textiles and extended her talent to upholstery, quilting and knitting. She created beauty wherever she landed and made her many houses a welcoming home…Clara died of COVID in Regina, SK on Thursday, January 28, 2021 in her 90th year. Covid took away the ability to hug, drink coffee or share a meal with her. We had hoped we would have more time, whenever the pandemic ended.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/clara-viberg-1081571606
  • Norma Morin
    1921-2022
    Norma Morin
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Morin_Norma201921-2022.jpgdl1
    1921-2022
    Moose Jaw, SK, Born in Beadle, SK

    “Norma loved dancing and she and Louis [Morin] were long-time members of Saskatoon’s square dance scene, including going on a trip to Europe to square dance in several countries. She and Louis enjoyed travelling, especially their trips to Hawaii and Padre Island. After selling their condo in Saskatoon, Norma and Louis moved to Mulberry Estates in Moose Jaw, where they enjoyed their stay and made many friendships.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/norma-morin-1085012651
  • Jenny Zborowski
    1957-2020
    Jenny Zborowski
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/jenny-zborowski-regina-sk-obituary.jpg
    1957-2020
    Regina, SK

    “Jenny persevered through a series of health issues throughout her life, and did so with grace and humility. Her strength has inspired her family to take on new challenges and experience life to the fullest. Her trademark smile will be missed by those who knew her. Nothing made Jenny happier than spending time with her family and friends. An avid animal lover, Jenny would often take great joy in caring for her pets. Her last few years were spent in a care home where she maintained many friendships. She will be greatly missed.”

    https://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-ca/obituaries/regina-sk/jenny-zborowski-9963581
  • Corey Dain Jacquemart-Charles
    1988 - 2021
    Corey Dain Jacquemart-Charles
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Corey20Jacquemart20Charles201988-2021.jfifdl1
    1988 - 2021
    Regina, SK

    “Corey adored his two boys and his nephew…He would do anything for them and was very family orientated. If he knew a relative was in the area that he may be near he would reach out to them for a visit. He fought so hard for better visitation with his youngest son. On March 29, 2021 Corey was tested positive for Covid-19. On April 7, 2021 Corey lost his battle from high blood pressure and stress and Covid-19 won the battle. We will never forget you my beautiful son and you will be forever in our hearts.
    A parent’s love never dwindles. It will always grow with memories and love.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/corey-jacquemart-charles-1085458027
  • Warren Woods
    1954 - 2021
    Warren Woods
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Warren-Woods.png
    1954 - 2021
    Regina, SK, Born in Sudbury, ON

    “Warren Woods made a living on the air without having any airs about him. He was the humblest, nicest man – someone who made everyone feel like his best friend. To most people, he was ‘Woodsy.’…The common denominator, regardless of the relationship, is that Woodsy was much-loved by all and will be dearly missed. Woodsy passed away on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Regina General Hospital… He had been diagnosed in late November with COVID-19 and hospitalized for seven weeks, during which there was an outpouring of love and support that spanned the country, the sporting community and the media universe…[In] Regina…a third local station (then STV; now Global) had joined the television market on September 6, 1987. That afternoon, Woodsy covered his first Saskatchewan Roughriders game – one in which Dave Ridgway kicked a 60-yard field goal, then a CFL distance record – and soon reported on the proceedings on STV’s inaugural newscast. So began more than a quarter-century at a station with which he became synonymous. He was so recognizable and relatable that, years later, fans would still approach him and say, “I watched you on Sportsline.”

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/warren-woods-dies-from-covid-19-complications-1.5881563
  • Ronald Bell
    1942-2020
    Ronald Bell
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Ronald-Bell.png
    1942-2020
    Saskatoon, SK

    “Ron loved working out with his friends at the YMCA (every day!) and ran miles and miles to stay in shape, often riding his bike to work before it was fashionable and before bike lanes existed…Once grandchildren arrived, he supported and enjoyed all their efforts in sports and the arts. Ron was a respected lawyer and judge who believed all people had the right to be represented and to be heard. A loyal and supportive friend to many, Ron enjoyed and cherished time with friends when traveling or at the lake. He was a remarkable chef and consummate host who enjoyed entertaining family and friends. Ron’s meals rivaled any elite restaurant and he loved sharing a bottle of red with his guests and family.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/ronald-bell-1081148957
  • Murray Arthur Logan
    1948-2020
    Murray Arthur Logan
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Logan-Murrag-picture-for-online-obit.jpegdl1
    1948-2020
    Regina, SK

    “Murray loved his Lord above all else. He so much wanted everyone he met to know Jesus as he did. He would have made everyone in the world his friend if he could have. He was creative; always writing poems, stories, melodies, or lyrics. At the end he was working on another book of poetry called From Wonder to Wonder, while also recording his music. He was a lifelong learner and was getting the hang of video games under the tutelage of his grandchildren”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/murray-logan-1081324983
  • Connie Anderson
    1948-2021
    Connie Anderson
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Eric-and-Connie-Anderson-2021-scaled.jpeg
    1948-2021
    Weyburn, SK

    “It is with great sadness the family announce the sudden passing of Mr. Eric Anderson Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the age of 75 years and Mrs. Connie Anderson on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the age of 73 years. Eric and Connie are lovingly remembered by their sons [and]…siblings.”

    https://www.eternalmemoriesfuneral.ca/obituary/EricConnie-Anderson
  • Willie Repin
    1930-2022
    Willie Repin
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/willie-repin-saskatoon-sk-obituary.jpgdl1
    1930-2022
    Saskatoon, SK, Born in Perdue, SK

    “Throughout his life Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman. Bill enjoyed playing cards and did actually once get a perfect hand playing crib…Bill finished his working career with the Saskatchewan Provincial Government as a mail courier in Saskatoon, retiring at age 65. In his retirement, Bill enjoyed traveling extensively with his son…Their adventures took them to Alaska, North Western United States, Western Canada, and Vancouver Island.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/willie-repin-1084463354
  • Anne Peters
    1946-2021
    Anne Peters
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Anne20Peters201946-2021.jpgdl1
    1946-2021
    Kelowna, BC, Born in Saskatchewan

    “Anne loved to spend time with her grandchildren, always had beautiful flowers on her deck, and discovered a love of painting later in life.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/anne-peters-1084000490
  • Audrey Dawson
    1930-2022
    Audrey Dawson
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Audrey20Dawson201930-22.pngdl1
    1930-2022
    Saskatoon, SK

    “Being a mother was my greatest reward; I loved every minute of raising a busy family with lots of activities throughout the years. Whether it was sewing dance costumes, helping with Cub and Boy Scout badges, baking all kinds of goodies, cooking delicious meals, cheering at swim and track meets, school activities, etc. I tried to be there to cheer them on. They would go on to have successful careers and I am a proud Mother. I have eight terrific grandchildren. I spent many fun loving times with them as they were growing up. I made all kinds of theme birthday cakes for them…I have ten great-grandchildren and seeing them brings me joy…. Nightly I reflect and as the song goes “I say to myself, it’s a wonderful world”.

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/audrey-dawson-1085544662
  • Mark Repetski
    1974-2021
    Mark Repetski
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Mark-Repetski-2018-10-20.jpg
    1974-2021
    Saskatoon, SK

    “Mark had a jovial side. He loved to laugh, and he loved making others laugh. His wit and humor were both spontaneous and planned. For example, at a family Christmas gathering, as a gesture to enhance the arts and music in the family, Mark gifted his children, nieces, and nephews with kazoos, and that joyful rendition of “Silent Night” is forever etched in our hearts and minds.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/mark-repetski-1082178051
  • Edgar 'Berle' Goforth
    1951-2020
    Edgar 'Berle' Goforth
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Edgar-Richard-Goforth-1951-2020.jpg
    1951-2020
    Regina, SK

    “Edgar’s niece and former caregiver, saw him as a second father. ‘He was a kind man, always smiling, he was a real loving caring man.’…Edgar was a resident at the [Regina Extendicare Parkside] care home the past two years and his family said they did not hear from staff about his worsening condition until it was too late. ‘We found out last minute that he was admitted into the general hospital, with no calls to the family about him having COVID prior to him being admitted and then getting a call that he had died from COVID’.”

    https://regina.ctvnews.ca/i-wish-i-got-the-chance-to-say-bye-regina-family-left-with-questions-after-their-loved-one-died-from-covid-19-1.5226479
  • Patricia (Pat) Louise Lingel
    1953-2021
    Patricia (Pat) Louise Lingel
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Patricia20Lingel201953-2021.jpgdl1
    1953-2021
    Saskatoon, SK, Born in Canwood, SK

    “As a nurse Pat treated each patient with compassion and dignity. As a mother and grandma she was involved, caring and thoughtful. She enjoyed gardening, reading and travelling. A recent highlight was travelling to Sweden where she was able to connect with relatives. Pat never failed to offer kindness and honesty. She will be remembered as quiet and often funny – finding joy in all she did. She was strong, supportive and generous.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/patricia-lingel-1081642007
  • Herbert Jantzen
    1922-2022
    Herbert Jantzen
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/JANZEN-Herbert201922-2022.jpgdl1
    1922-2022
    Kelowna, BC, Born in Hepburn, SK

    “Dad passed away at Glenmore Lodge in Kelowna, BC on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 and the age of 99. He had contracted Covid a week earlier and it was simply too much for the old soldier. He now has clean air, good lungs, a new pair of legs and we’re quite sure that Mom had him enrolled in dancing class the moment she arrived in heaven on December 10, 2020…Our parents served with several mission agencies, working with international and local students. This meant our home was inevitably filled with the sounds of German, Lebanese, French, Iranian or Moroccan tongues conversing around a table laden with Kuchen and Kaffee, young people seeking connection and hospitality in a strange country, finding welcome with people who believed that everyone belonged at the table, regardless of language, skin color or faith expression…An invitation to become involved with the newly-formed Free School of Evangelical Theology was answered in the affirmative and meant a move to Basel, Switzerland in 1970 where they lived and taught for almost 30 years.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/herbert-jantzen-1084375240
  • Clint Krismer
    Unknown D.O.B. - 2021
    Clint Krismer
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Clint20Krismer.pngdl1
    Unknown D.O.B. - 2021
    Regina, SK, Born in Saskatoon, SK

    “Clint was a jack of all trades and mastered most of them. He began his working career in photography, then show sound and lighting, transitioning to IT and finally hearing and deciding municipal appeals. He played many sports including baseball, golf and curling. He also coached several young girls and boys curling teams. He was most proud to have coached a ladies U18 team to a silver medal at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/clint-krismer-1082150811
  • Victor John Jr. Thunderchild
    1965-2021
    Victor John Jr. Thunderchild
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Victor-John-Jr.-Thunderchild-1965-2021.png
    1965-2021
    Prince Albert, SK, Born in Turtleford, SK

    “He was an awesome dad, excellent husband, proud grandfather, great co-worker and the best friend to those who were blessed to have crossed paths with him…Victor was a Teacher with a Master’s in Education, he taught for 29 years at Carlton Comprehensive High School. His heart was pure and it reflected in the eyes of the students, those that were lucky enough to have him as a teacher, mentor and friend. His life was rooted deeply in tradition, this touched the lives of many students, he encouraged each one to take pride in their culture, language, heritage and to go out into the world to be the best that they could be. We knew he was one of the best teachers and the citizens of Prince Albert recognized it as he was voted The Best Teacher In The City for two consecutive years. Victor’s love of teaching and learning was greatly enhanced throughout his travels, some trips were done for educational purposes and others were strictly for pleasure. If you were fortunate enough to have him as a travel companion then you knew that you were in good hands.”

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/covid-19-death-first-teacher-victor-thunderchild-1.5992041
  • Daniel DeRoche
    1955 - 2020
    Daniel DeRoche
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Daniel20Deroche201955-2020.jfifdl1
    1955 - 2020
    Regina, SK

    “It is with heavy hearts we are announcing the passing of Daniel due to complications from Covid-19 on November 29, 2020 at the age of 65 years. Daniel passed away peacefully with his favourite music playing…Due to Daniel’s complicated disabilities, he spent the majority of his life at Valley View Centre in Moose Jaw, SK before moving to his new forever home in Regina under the care of Clare Parker Homes Inc., a non-profit charitable agency providing person centered supports to people with intellectual disabilities within their own community. These past 5 years were Daniel’s happiest and I can’t thank this organization enough for their dedication and quality care of my brother.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/daniel-deroche-1081068664
  • Margaret Catherine McComb (Peggy)
    1929-2022
    Margaret Catherine McComb (Peggy)
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Margaret20Catherine20McComb201929-2022.jfifdl1
    1929-2022
    Saskatoon, SK, Born in Balcarres, SK

    “Peg and her youngest brother, Howard, went to Craneshill School on horseback. Peg worked her way through high school at the café in Balcarres. Hungry for more education, she was accepted into training at the Regina Grey Nuns Hospital, graduating with her RN in 1952… Peg nursed, then taught at Sherbrooke Community Centre. While there Peg met..a good pal who joined Peg on two cruises. In September 2013 they received the Second Man Award, recognizing the unpaid work of spouses of RCMP officers in rural and remote areas.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/margaret-mccomb-1084654078
  • Peter Brecht
    1926 - 2020
    Peter Brecht
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Peter20Brecht201926-2020.pngdl1
    1926 - 2020
    Regina, SK, Born near Viscount, SK

    “Peter succumbed to COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 six days short of his 94 birthday. Throughout his life, Peter was a social butterfly and always liked to be in the centre of the action, he died how he lived his life, in Saskatchewan’s hotbed of Covid at Parkside Extendicare… Peter was a hardworking individual, he was once complemented that he worked so quick and intense that he would be throwing the dirt out of his grave just as fast as they shoveled it in. There will be no egg salad sandwiches served at this time due to Covid-19 restrictions. A joke from Peter’s coffee buddies, a table of usually 12 retired people was when someone returned from a funeral, the first question asked was: did they have egg salad sandwiches? That meant it was a good funeral.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/peter-brecht-1081285088
  • Dean Hunter
    1971-2022
    Dean Hunter
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Dean20Hunter201971-2022.jfifdl1
    1971-2022
    Hawarden, SK

    “Dean had a true passion for all things sports related and could always provide you with the statistics of the teams and players of your choosing. He loved to meet new people and could strike up a conversation with anyone he came in contact with. At the time of his passing Dean was working at Majestic Cabinets in a position he truly enjoyed.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/dean-hunter-1085131398
  • Tony Fabbro
    1934-2020
    Tony Fabbro
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/tony-fabbro-saskatoon-sk-obituary.jpgdl1
    1934-2020
    Saskatoon, SK

    “Tony was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and dedicated to his church and faith. He spent much of his retirement volunteering with the Knights, Prairieland Exhibition/Park and various community and charitable organizations. For many years on weekends, he could be found at the Saskatchewan Railway Museum giving rides on the model train that he built. Tony was interested in and passionate about all things Saskatoon and Saskatchewan.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/tony-fabbro-1081263935
  • Toney Steinkey
    1943-2021
    Toney Steinkey
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Tony20Steinkey201943-2021.pngdl1
    1943-2021
    Saskatoon, SK, (Born Fox Valley, SK, raised Moose Jaw, SK)

    “Tony was a son, a brother, a friend, a husband, a father, a grandfather, an entrepreneur, a successful businessman and above all else “THE BOSS”. His general nature remained unaltered by old age and declining health. His determination and strong will were evident throughout his life. He will always remain the strongest and toughest man his children will ever know…right up until his final breath….A huge thank you goes out to our front-line workers for putting their lives and health at risk to care for our family members. The heroic work of the staff at the RUH Covid unit was a gift. You cared for Tony when we could not be there, and for that we are eternally grateful.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/tony-steinkey-1081632953
  • Rosemarie Dolezsar
    1935-2021
    Rosemarie Dolezsar
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Rosemary20Dolezsar201935-2021.jfifdl1
    1935-2021
    Saskatoon, SK, Born in Scott, SK

    “Rosemarie was a very hard worker all her life. She spent her early years working as a Nurse’s Aide at St. Paul’s Hospital and spent years working at (and retired from) Oliver Lodge. She loved music and was a wonderful musician. She sang, played guitar, accordion, keyboard and harmonica. She loved entertaining and was in various bands throughout her life. She volunteered her time playing music at many care homes in Saskatoon and was very passionate about this.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/rosemarie-dolezsar-1081463841
  • Marjorie Strecker
    1931 - 2020
    Marjorie Strecker
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Marjorie20Strecker20193120-202020.pngdl1
    1931 - 2020
    Regina, SK, Born in Lewvan, SK

    “She worked various jobs in her lifetime: being a waitress at the Marina Café, the Provincial Photo lab where she met Mr. Walt Disney, and later a clerk for Sears at the exchange desk and cash office. But her most rewarding job was babysitting her granddaughters Hayley and Sydney. Marge loved to take them to the park, library, and shopping. She had a very special bond with them….She loved living there [College Park 2] with all the activities and good food! When COVID-19 hit the world, her world changed as well. Marge found herself very lonely and uncertain about the future. Her health declined and she struggled more and more with each passing day. She entered Regina General Hospital on Monday, December 21, 2020 and passed away five days later.

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/marjorie-strecker-1081341730
  • Savannah ‘Savy’ Grace Noon
    1995-2020
    Savannah ‘Savy’ Grace Noon
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Savannah-Noon.png
    1995-2020
    Saskatoon, SK

    “Noon was an avid and talented photographer, capturing landscapes and portraits of those around her as she was finding her way in the world and diving deep into her Cree culture.” Her cousin described her passion for photography and talent with people: “She’d just find the perfect angle, wherever she was sitting or standing, and it was important for her to remember those moments with the people she loved or the people she had just met,” she said. “She just had an eye for beauty and you can see it in her photos.” (CBC)

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/tcfn-covid-19-1.5859778
  • Albert Robert (Bob) Simpson
    1926-2021
    Albert Robert (Bob) Simpson
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Albert20Robert20Bob20Simpson201926-2021.jfifdl1
    1926-2021
    Saskatoon, SK, Born in Langham, SK

    “He was diagnosed with cancer when only 25. After surgery, which paralyzed the left side of his face, he was one of the first patients in Canada to be treated with cobalt radiation therapy….Music was Bob’s great love. He played the piano and accordion, and sang in choirs throughout his life. His greatest joy was playing music and singing with friends. He was very social. His greatest regret was that Parkinson’s deprived him of his ability to speak clearly or sing in the last 2 years of his life…he never stopped looking forward and continued to love life.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/albert-simpson-1081525419
  • Leona Patrick
    1934 - 2020
    Leona Patrick
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/user.png
    1934 - 2020
    Regina, SK

    “Leona, died on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the age of 86 years in the Regina General Hospital. Covid 19 from Parkside Extendicare took her life…Leona was a very caring person and was always willing to help anyone in need. She will be missed dearly.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/leona-patrick-1081149110
  • Esther Wilkinson
    1931-2021
    Esther Wilkinson
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Esther20Wilkinson201931-2021.jpgdl1
    1931-2021
    Medicine Hat, AB, Born in Lockwood, SK

    “Her passing was a result of contracting the Delta variant of Covid-19. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and sister. We encourage all eligible individuals to get fully vaccinated, just as Esther was.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/esther-wilkinson-1083250941
  • Myrna Atkinson
    1954 - 2020
    Myrna Atkinson
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Myrna20Joyce20Atkinson20195420-202020.pngdl1
    1954 - 2020
    Balcarres, SK

    “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Myrna Joyce Atkinson on Friday, December 4, 2020 at the age of 66, a victim of Covid-19. Myrna was born in Balcarres, SK on July 13, 1954 and was raised in Broadview. A long-time employee of Sears Canada, Myrna also worked in ISC and in the Canadian Military…She was loved and will be missed.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/myrna-atkinson-1081124396
  • Raymond Pinto
    1933-2021
    Raymond Pinto
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/raymond-pinto-saskatoon-sk-obituary.jpgdl1
    1933-2021
    Wakaw, SK, Born in Cuba

    ” Ray loved music (especially jazz) and played the bass in a Jazz band. After moving to Canada bowling and golf became his most favourite pastimes, winning many trophies and tournaments sharing the prizes he won along the way. He kept himself busy, practicing his putting skills all winter long in the living room where a pile of golf balls and his putter was proudly on display. Ray really loved his garden and especially his prized tomatoes and potatoes which he generously shared with so many. If you ever stopped by the house, you would find him weeding, watering or tinkering with something in his backyard. Most of all Ray was a natural storyteller, always sharing stories of his travels and the wisdom he acquired along the way, with anyone who would listen.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/raymond-pinto-1081485093
  • Albert Mihalicz
    1935-2022
    Albert Mihalicz
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Albert20Mihalicz.jfifdl1
    1935-2022
    Regina, SK, Born in Rockford, SK

    “Albert first worked as an orderly at the old Grey Nuns Hospital and then became the night manager of the Plains Hotel. Following a workplace injury, he became a stay at home dad to Sheri and supplemented his income through his carpentry skills. He enjoyed fishing, spending time out at the lake with family and playing cards. He was fortunate to make seven trips to visit with Sheri and her family in Australia and playing board games with his grandsons.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/albert-mihalicz-1086802784
  • Tom Thomas
    1986-2021
    Tom Thomas
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Thom-Thomas-1986-2021.png
    1986-2021
    North Battleford, SK, Born in Ponkunnam, Kerala, India

    Tom Thomas was the first health care worker to die with COVID-19. He was remembed as a caring father, a talented choral singer, and an active participant in the St. Mother Theresa Syro-Malabar Church. The Go Fund Me page set up in his honored highlighted the “passion to care for people” that he shared with his wife who also worked in long term care. “As Healthcare workers, him and his wife dedicated their lives for caring for others but when it came to be taken care of, the system fell short.”

    https://thestarphoenix.com/news/saskatchewan/north-battleford-health-care-worker-dies-of-covid-19?_ga=2.236547457.1843883841.1678484510-1586261421.1674680298&_gl=1*1k2qag2*_ga*MTU4NjI2MTQyMS4xNjc0NjgwMjk4*_ga_9H6VPHFHKG*MTY3ODU1NDUzOS4xMi4xLjE2Nzg1NTQ2MDMuNjAuMC4w
  • Joan Beatrice Hekelaar
    1924-2021
    Joan Beatrice Hekelaar
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    1924-2021
    Surrey, BC, Born and lived in Saskatoon, SK

    ” Mom was well liked and had a great sense of humour. She loved to bake bread, sew, garden, play cards and renovate the house. Later in life she would play piano as a volunteer in nursing homes…Joan Hekelaar was a strong, independent woman, who inspired us all. While there is no service, your thoughts and prayers are welcome. See you later mom. We love you, your children.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/joan-hekelaar-1081605740
  • Ike Bueckert
    1926-2021
    Ike Bueckert
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Ike20Bueckert201926-2021.jfifdl1
    1926-2021
    Saskatoon, SK

    ” Dad was self-employed for most of his working life. He operated a gravel truck business for many years before retiring at the age of 60. He then worked for most of the rest of his time at his hobby fixing vehicles in his garage for relatives and numerous friends. This usually led to enjoying a smoke and a “Happy Hour” after the work was done.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/ike-bueckert-1081498077
  • William Demyen
    1929 - 2020
    William Demyen
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/William20Demyen201929-2020.jfifdl1
    1929 - 2020
    Qu'Appelle, SK

    “Our Father lost a long and hard battle with Covid-19, and passed away peacefully with his family close by on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at the age of 91. It was just three years and a week after losing the love of his life, Nell, on their 62nd Wedding Anniversary…He and Nell married on November 18, 1955, and spent some time on his farm in Handsworth, before moving to the Qu’Appelle area. In the early ’60s he finally got to touch his dream and started raising horses, and that dream grew into the Qu’Appelle Appaloosa Ranch. Both he and Nell were very proud of their accomplishments in raising world class Appaloosas and being inducted into the Canadian Appaloosa Hall of Fame in 2003. At home Bill loved his chores and caring for his animals, whether that was feeding time in the barn or haybining in the summer.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/william-demyen-1081022898
  • Allan Few
    1933-2020
    Allan Few
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Allan20Few201933-2020.jfifdl1
    1933-2020
    Kitchener, ON, Born in Saskatoon, SK

    “Allan lived the fullest of lives. He was a geological draftsman, a Godan in Judo, a Sensei and inductee in the Saskatchewan and the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame for his dedication to the sport of judo, a YMCA leader, a member of the Air Force reserve, a great lover of the outdoors, a proud motorcyclist, a horseback rider, a magical pruner of trees, a turtle whisperer, a sewer of exquisite clothing, a skier, a snowshoer, a maker of tree houses and pancakes in the shapes of letters and bunnies. He could train a colt, fix a bike, make a kite out of an old parachute, drive a stock car and build an igloo. He was a steadfast, caring and generous husband…He was the kind of guy who was always, always around to lend a helping hand. But above all things he was a dad to beat all dads.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/allan-few-1079153036
  • Barbara "Dayle" Bowman
    1943-2020
    Barbara "Dayle" Bowman
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Barbara20Dayle20Bowman201943-2020.pngdl1
    1943-2020
    Indian Head, SK, Born in Prince Albert, SK

    “Dayle demonstrated her life-long commitment to education through her teaching, as a member of the Saskatoon Public School Board (1974-1994), with her involvement with the Open School in Saskatoon, as a classroom volunteer in Indian Head, in her work with Agriculture in the Classroom, and by inspiring a love of learning in her daughters, her grandchildren and so many others whose lives she touched…She used her talents to help others and advance causes close to her heart. Her involvement with the Saskatoon Status of Women Committee, provincial Day Care Advisory Committee, Saskatoon Council of Women, and YWCA Board led to improvements in the lives of women and children, the introduction of government-regulated day care programs in Saskatchewan, and many life-long friendships.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/barbara-bowman-1081148961
  • Glenna Gregor
    1928-2022
    Glenna Gregor
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Glenna20Gregor201928-2022.jfifdl1
    1928-2022
    Saskatoon, SK

    “Mom loved life and participated in it as fully as she could, on her own terms. She loved to have fun, play games, tell jokes and spend time gardening or just wandering through the greenhouses in the spring. Mom faced many challenges the last few years, but it was the loneliness of Covid isolation that ultimately wore down her spirit.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/glenna-gregor-1084507443
  • Robert "Bob/Rob Watson
    1941-2021
    Robert "Bob/Rob Watson
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/bob-photo-journalist-1941-2021.jpg
    1941-2021
    London, ON

    Robert, also known as Bob and/or Rob to his family and friends was known for his personable and witty nature. His life long love of photography led him to a rewarding career at the London Free Press in London, ON and the Regina Leader Post in Regina, SK. He will live on in his photos and will be remembered for his terrible “dad jokes”.
    Gone, but not forgotten, his memory will be held by his children – Doug, Chris, Susan, Kali, Sean, Alana and their spouses and family members.

    It is almost 2 years since we lost you, Bob to this terrible virus called COVID. We still think about you and talk about you every day! This memorial is submitted by Karen Hoiland, (Bob’s wife) on this day, Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/robert-watson-1081967891
  • Malcom James Holtslander
    1933-2021
    Malcom James Holtslander
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Malcom20James20Holtslander.pngdl1
    1933-2021
    Saskatoon, SK, Born in Moose Jaw, SK

    “Jim treasured his grandchildren…He delighted in every moment he spent with them, and nobody could have been prouder of their accomplishments…Jim taught at several schools during his career…He loved helping children find books, keeping the collection in good repair, and reading aloud to the little ones…Jim was deeply faithful. A member of the United Church, he also was interested in other religions. He believed in the basic goodness of people, and that a better world is possible. He was a kind person, and always found the bright side of any difficult situation.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/malcolm-holtslander-1081410590
  • Bernard Hartnell
    1932-2021
    Bernard Hartnell
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Bernard-Harold-Hartnell-1932-2021.jpg
    1932-2021
    Regina, SK

    “Dad passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021. Our hearts are heavy, yet filled with love. Although we will miss his presence here, we rejoice that he is reunited with mom… Our heartfelt thanks go out to the staff at Santa Maria. They are special angels.”

    https://leaderpost.com/news/saskatchewan/take-care-covid-19-pushes-long-term-care-issues-into-the-spotlight
  • Olga Martin
    1933-2020
    Olga Martin
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    1933-2020
    Surrey, BC, Born in North Battleford, SK

    “Olga was a dedicated and well-loved teacher for more than 20 years, and greatly enjoyed travelling with her husband and children. She was appreciated by many for her welcoming manner, her warm smile, and her gift for showing a genuine interest in all those she met. Mom’s deep faith in God was evident through her actions, as she demonstrated daily that “the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love” (Galatians 5:6).”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/olga-martin-1079193315
  • Carrie Therrien
    1971-2021
    Carrie Therrien
    https://rememberrebuild.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/therrien_carrie.jpg
    1971-2021
    Moose Jaw, SK

    “Carrie was a caring, loving, thoughtful, and the most attentive mother. Nothing brought Carrie more joy in life than her family. Carrie always said that the best decision of her life was to take the first 7 years of the boys lives and stay home, giving her two boys the best start in life they could ever have hoped for.

    When [they] started school, Carrie went back to work part-time as an Educational Assistant for both Prairie South and Holy Trinity School in Moose Jaw. For the past couple of years Carrie worked as an Educational Assistant at King George School, where she had the opportunity to work with children with disabilities.

    Carrie’s favourite thing to do was to spend time with her family. Carrie treasured the time she got to spend camping and skiing. She also enjoyed watching all of her kid’s activities. She spent hours watching everything from recitals to football games, track meets, and most importantly soccer.”

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/union-educators-covid-1.5999902
  • Warren Charles Montgomery
    1979 - 2021
    Warren Charles Montgomery
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    1979 - 2021
    Regina, SK, Born in Louisiana, U.S.A.

    “Warren was a bright light to everyone who had the privilege of meeting him. His family wishes to thank the amazing doctors, nurses and staff at the Regina General Hospital for their love, care and compassion.”

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/late-regina-chefs-wife-remembers-1.5996600
  • Minnie Eva Kunitz
    1925-2020
    Minnie Eva Kunitz
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    1925-2020
    Regina, SK

    “Born and raised in the Torondal area, she married Joe and farmed in the area. They moved to Raymore and then to Kelliher where they owned and operated a cafe (Joes Lunch), later to return to live in Raymore for a few years. They moved to Regina where Minnie worked for Woolco for a time, retiring and living in her own home until her health caused her to get care. Minnie enjoyed cooking, knitting, sewing, quilting, gardening, and family times. There was always a big meal associated with any family gatherings, cabbage rolls and perogies were always on the menu. And who doesn’t remember the apple strudel.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/minnie-eva-kunitz-1081292453
  • Youssef Al-Begamy
    Unknown D.O.B.-2021
    Youssef Al-Begamy
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    Unknown D.O.B.-2021
    Regina, SK, From Saudi Arabia

    Al-Begamy, a family and emergency room doctor, was one of the first Saskatchewan patients transferred to Ontario during the 4th wave. He worked in Fort Qu’Appelle, Moose Jaw, and Regina, but had no immediate family in Canada. After he passed, his body was transported back to Saudi Arabia. The 48 year old doctor was remembered by friends as “a special person. Smiling, welcoming and happy…a hard worker.”

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/doctor-who-died-of-covid-19-remembered-1.6243132
  • Wee Gain "Perry" Yee
    1931-2021
    Wee Gain "Perry" Yee
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    1931-2021
    Regina, SK, Born in Toisan Village, Kwangtung Province of China

    “Perry was born in the Toisan Village located in the Kwangtung Province of China and immigrated to Canada in 1953 in hopes of creating a new life in Canada for his family. It wasn’t until 12 years later when his wife…and first born son…would join him in Canada. Together they ran Perry Yee’s Confectionery on College Avenue for 16 years. They also raised a successful family through dedication and hard work. Throughout his life, he showed us the true meaning of strength, courage and love.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/wee-gain-perry-yee-1083215065
  • Alice T. Greening
    1921-2021
    Alice T. Greening
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    1921-2021
    Loreburn, SK

    “Nursing Instructor, Choir Director, Resort Owner, Volunteer, Mother of 2 daughters, Wife of Jack Greening. [She was] 3 times vaccinated & healthy but contacted COVID from unvaccinated care workers & passed 2 months later.”

    “She excelled at log building, carpentry, sewing, cooking, long haul driving, business operations. And yes, she was the white haired lady in the Anglin Lake Store who served up the best soft ice cream. Alice was very proud of her Norwegian roots & along with Jack & Dylan she worked at the Minot Hostfest for many years. Music was her passion & as a trained vocalist she loved to sing. As the head of our immediate household, Mom was our family’s rock. She was a steady voice of reason led by logic, empathy and her sense of justice. She was a quiet presence, but one of great depth. If you turned to her for guidance you were blessed with wisdom.”

    https://panow.com/listing/obituary-for-alice-theresa-greening/
  • Douglas Gordon Mast
    1956-2021
    Douglas Gordon Mast
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    1956-2021
    Saskatoon, SK

     “Doug was an accomplished chef, lover of games, cats, growing tomatoes and peppers. He had a quirky sense of humor which provided many happy moments with him.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/douglas-mast-1081576455
  • Francis (Dick) Williams
    1929-2021
    Francis (Dick) Williams
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    1929-2021
    Born in Tisdale, SK

    “[A]n an amazing and loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend…He was born in Tisdale, SK, on March 1, 1929. Dick enjoyed antique cars, hosting bar-b-ques in his back yard, travelling, and being with his friends.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/francis-williams-1081470689
  • Joseph Pierre Sylvestre
    1937-2020
    Joseph Pierre Sylvestre
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    1937-2020
    La Loche, SK

    Also know as Pierre Bannock, he was an elder in La Loche and the first long term care resident in Saskatchewan who passed away from Covid-19. His sister raised awareness about his death, “‘If I want to see something, I usually just close my eyes and it’s there…And I said to my brother, before I even got a call. I said: ‘Brother, if you’re not going to make it. You can just go.’…He died in the hospital all alone with no family members…If we’re losing our loved ones, at least we should be by their bedside.”

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/covid-19-fifth-death-in-saskatchewan-1.5545724
  • Marian Clark
    1939 - 2021
    Marian Clark
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    1939 - 2021
    Regina, SK

    “Marian was the Matriarch of the family. She was always there to pull everyone together and she supported/aided anyone that reached out to her. She was the eternal optimist, Seeing the best in everyone and every situation. If a storm was rolling in she would always find a blue patch of sky in distance and know the storm would pass She saw potential in so many young girls she mentored in guiding. She was an educator and exposed her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to the arts, sciences and nature. She was a leader and contributed a lot of time and energy into causes she felt strongly about. Like Kiwanis, Grandmothers for Grandmothers and she dedicated 51 years to guiding with Girl Guides of Canada.”

    https://www.arbormemorial.ca/regina/obituaries/marian-elizabeth-clark/73263/
  • Michelle McCallum
    1966-2021
    Michelle McCallum
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    1966-2021
    Died in Surrey, BC, Born in Pinehouse, SK

    “Michelle was a caring, kind, and fun spirited women who kept her family close to her heart. She had more friends than you can count, and her true passion and admiration for her pets did not go unnoticed. She was loved by many and has left a void in our hearts.”

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/michelle-mccallum-1081800642
  • Hilda Schultze
    1922 - 2021
    Hilda Schultze
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    1922 - 2021
    Regina, SK, Born in Castor, AB

    “Mom enjoyed needlepoint and pottery until her sight diminished. We would like to give a special thank you to Trudy Lane for the care and love shown to mom over the years. Thanks also to the staff in the COVID unit of Regina General Hospital for their compassionate care of mom in her last days.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/hilda-schultze-1081967896
  • Noble "Butch" Gullacher
    D.O.B. Unknown - 2020
    Noble "Butch" Gullacher
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    D.O.B. Unknown - 2020
    Regina, SK

    “On Friday April 10, 2020 Noble “Butch” Gullacher died peacefully surrounded by caring nurses in the ICU at the RGH. The family will be forever grateful to all of the doctors and nurses for putting their lives at risk attempting to save Butch who had contracted Covid-19…He spent his working days as a conductor at CP Rail for 35 years and made many great friends there. Butch loved life. He loved his family dearly especially his grandchildren. He desperately wanted to live to watch them grow up and was a big part of their lives…It is a difficult time we live in. Enjoy your time with family. Please try to respect the health of all and follow all Covid-19 protocols.”

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/butch-gullacher-death-1.5530392
  • Kerry Veld
    1958-2021
    Kerry Veld
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    1958-2021
    Saskatoon, SK, Born in Ontario

    “Anyone who knows Kerry will tell you he was generous, hard-working, determined, loving, and helped every person he could. He always had someone’s vehicle in his shop that he was fixing or was at someone’s house helping them with something. He showed his love of God, family, and friends by his presence and his ability to give everything he could through his knowledge, time, and selflessness. He will be cherished in the hearts of hundreds for his acts of kindness. The loss of Kerry has left a hole in this world that will not be replaced.

    https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/kerry-veld-1083148556
  • Richard Harold "Rick" Watson
    1953 - 2021
    Richard Harold "Rick" Watson
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    1953 - 2021
    Regina, SK

    “Rick lived his whole life in Regina. Entirely self-taught, he was a pioneer in the field of computers and built a successful career spanning 35 years as a technical architect. Rick was a man of few words and didn’t always have a lot to say but when he spoke the room stopped to listen. He was keenly intelligent with a quick mind, a sensitive and thoughtful soul with a big heart. He loved computers, Christmas, ice cream, science fiction, the ocean, old movies, travel and most all, his children and grandchildren. He was so very proud of the adults his children have become. Rick slowed down in recent years but was able to enjoy life and the joys of his family right up to the time Covid-19 took him. He lived a life with no regrets, except for wanting more time which he could not have.”

    https://leaderpost.remembering.ca/obituary/richard-watson-1081846259
  • Alice Grove
    1944 - 2020
    Alice Grove
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    1944 - 2020
    North Battleford, SK

    Alice “liked to keep busy. She was musical throughout her life, playing piano, organ, bagpipes and clarinet. She was blessed with a beautiful singing voice.”

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/covid-19-calls-for-transparency-alice-grove-1.5516617

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