November 19, 1955 to May 14, 2017
Thomas Peter was born in Lloydminster, SK on November 19, 1955 to Arthur and Alice Priest and raised on a farm in the Hillmond District northeast of Lloydminster. As a child, he learned
mechanical skills from his father and how to work hard from both of his parents. He soon became
a “fixer” of everything. It was said that if Tom Priest couldn’t fix it, it couldn’t be fixed.
Tom’s childhood was a happy one, with summers spent in various adventures with his cousin Phil,
who came to stay for several weeks each year. They built a go-cart, which was still being used until his son Brent outgrew it a few years ago. Tom played hockey and ball as well, proving to be quite an athlete, continuing to be very much in demand on local teams as an adult.
Unfortunately, Tom lost his father at age 12. He stepped into a larger role in the family farm, working alongside of his mother and brother. Since school was never a favourite activity, he quit
after grade 10 and worked at Novlan’s machinery dealership in Paradise Hill, earning his journeyman ticket in mechanics. He also worked for several local farmers, at Esso as a pumper and at Universal
Industries in Lloydminster, welding and in the parts room. He learned carpentry skills working with
his cousin Vernon Priest and continued building sheds and the occasional home addition, in the area
north of Lloydminster, for many years.
In 1993, Tom married Shelley Jones, whom he had met while coaching her ball team, and took over the family farm upon the retirement of his mother and stepfather. He and Shelley had three children: Brent, Stephanie and Nicole. In 2004, the family moved to the Grenfell area to a larger grain farm, also raising sheep. The kids learned mechanical and carpentry skills, and hard work, from their father. Tom was a firm believer in getting them involved, and in letting them build things and run free on the farm.
A relaxing retirement was not to be for Tom; after a lengthy illness, he passed away at 61. He will be missed by his family and friends. He leaves behind his wife Shelley, son Brent, daughters Stephanie and Nicole, sister Ileene (Rob) Lindsay, sister-in-law Marlene Priest, stepfather Ralph Anderson, stepbrother Larry (Brenda) Anderson, and numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur Priest and Alice Anderson, his nephew Jim Lindsay, and great nephew Kyle Lindsay.
At Tom’s request, there will be no funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. To make a donation or to leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.matthewsfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements are entrusted to Matthews Funeral Home, Melville, SK.
Marilyn Hilda Jackson
Marilyn Hilda Jackson passed away suddenly in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the age of 74 years.
Marilyn will be sadly missed by: her husband Roy - daughter Debra Killam - son Randy (Susan) - daughter Vickie and best friend Larry Walton - 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, as well as 2 brothers, 1 sister and 8 sister in-laws, 1 brother-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
Marilyn was predeceased by her parents Eric and Clara Heathcote, son in-law Marvin Killam, father and mother in law Gordon and Isabelle Jackson, 1 sister-in-law, and 5 brother-in-laws.
There will be no service as per Marilyn’s request. A Memorial Gathering will be held at a later date.
Natalie "Ethel" Dorosh
Natalie “Ethel” Dorosh (nee Popiel) passed away at Lloydminster Continuing Care Centre, Lloydminster, Alberta on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the age of 90 years.
Ethel is survived by: her husband, Tony; her sons, Dennis (Gwen) from Olds, Alberta, David (Lynne) from Wabasca, Alberta, and Allan (Michelle) from Lloydminster, Saskatchewan; daughter-in-law, Dianne from Biggar, Saskatchewan; eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, two half sisters, Helen Yaremy from Melfort, Saskatchewan and Silvia Zawalski from Brantford, Ontario.
Ethel was predeceased by: her son, Edward; her parents, Joseph and Nettie Popiel; her sisters, Mary Gramiak and Nellie Kuchta; and her half brother, Peter Popiel.
The funeral Service for Ethel was conducted from McCaw Funeral Chapel, Lloydminster, Alberta on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Tim Acey officiating.
The active pallbearers were Shay Dorosh, Kelly Dorosh, Gordon Latchuk, Jayden Latchuk, Devon Latchuk and Hunter Latchuk.
Interment was held at the Lloydminster City Cemetery, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.
Donations in memory of Ethel may be made to Lloydminster Continuing Care Centre or Alzheimer Society of Alberta.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.
CARDS OF THANKS
The family of Ethel Dorosh would like to extend their appreciation to the nurses and staff at the LCC for their care and kindness they have shown our mother during her stay at LCC.
Thank you to Pastor Tim Acey for officiating, soloist Lucy Acey, to the pallbearers, Joan Latchuk for the eulogy, Knox Presbyterian Goodwill Group for providing lunch. Special thanks to Brett McCaw and the McCaw family for providing their services during a difficult time in our lives.
Also thank you to everyone who sent cards, phone calls, flowers and donations in memory of Ethel.
The Dorosh Family
Annie Vera Florence Dyce
November 18, 1916 to April 27, 2017
Annie Vera Florence Dyce passed away at the Lloydminster Hospital, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the age of 100 years. She was born on November 18, 1916 near Hershel, Saskatchewan.
Vera is remembered by: her daughters, Diane and David Davies; Anita Weaver; Adell and Blake Bourke; and Sandra and Wayne Bona; her grandchildren, Garnet and Alison Weaver; Ron and Terra Weaver; Kari and Jeremy Wakefield; Christina and Jason McGonigal; Mike ∧ Jennifer Bona; Mark and Dominica Bona; Janet and Travis Tuchscherer and Brian Davies; her great grandchildren, Amanda and Deryk Burzynski; Levi and Greg Weaver; Jon Rees; Bill, Cole and Tressa Weaver; Karsen and Lindsey Wakefield; Sean, Megan and Emma McGonigal; Gairen and Quinn Bona; Michela and Giorgia Bona; Briella, Cashton, Aerisyn and Traeger Tuchscherer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Vera was predeceased by: her husband W.H. (Bert) Dyce of 45 years; her son in law Leroy Weaver; her siblings and step siblings, Gordon Moore; Roy Moore; Hal Moore; Courtney Collins; Alberta Thompson; Winnie Stevens and Rena Britton.
The funeral service for Vera was held on May 3, 2017 at Grace United Church, Lloydminster, Alberta, with Rev. Paul DuVal officiating. The eulogy was given by her grandsons, Garnet and Ron Weaver and the Bible passages were read by Mike Bona, Janet Tuchscherer and Greg Weaver.
CARD OF THANKS
Vera’s daughters and their families wish to thank Dr. Adele Naude, the Hospital Palliative Care staff and Points West staff for their loving care. We especially wish to thank Rev. Paul DuVal for his kindness and compassion during this time. Thanks to the grandchildren who were the pallbearers and to Amanda and Tressa for the power point presentation. Thanks to Grace United Choir, Linda Anderson the organist, UCW Catering group for the lunch and Allan Darby UCW Unit for the family supper. A very special thanks to Glenn and McCaw Funeral Service Ltd.
May 9, 1950 to April 29, 2017
Colleen Dumont of Paradise Hill passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the age of 66 years.
Colleen was born on May 9, 1950, in Lacombe, Ab, to Nelson and Myrtle King. She attended all of her schooling in Maidstone. She met and married Dennis Dumont on September 27, 1969, and in 1977, along with their two girls, they moved to Paradise Hill, SK, where they made many friendships over the years. Mom was an active member of the Kinette Club spending many hours organizing the Ray’s Lake ball tournament. She enjoyed being on the ladies ball team the “Sidewinders” as the score and stats keeper. Mom worked for Adair Ramsell at Rosell’s Building Supplies for many years. In 1994, she began working for Pat Fritsch at Border Paint and Color in Lloydminster where she continued to work until her passing. Mom’s great sense of humour left all of her grandchildren with nicknames; Dustin (Dust in your Pants), Devan (Devy Doughnuts), Ashley (Smashing Ashley), Daylyn (Ding Dong Daylyn) Brette (Bretta Roonie Toonie), Kirsten (Kirsten Wirsten), and Holden (Little Goober Roonie).
Colleen is predeceased by her parents, Nelson and Myrtle King.
She is survived by: her husband, Dennis; her daughters, Deanna (Drake) and Allyson (Mike); her brother, Cal (Linda) King; her grandchildren, Dustin (Ashley), Devan, Ashley (Clint), Daylyn (Colton), Brette (Dryden), Kirsten, Holden, Dylan and Jordan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
The memorial service for Colleen was conducted from the Paradise Hill Community Centre on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:00 am with Pastor John Sellwood officiating. Dustin Dumont, Daylyn Lockhart, Devan Lockhart, Brette Canfield, Ashley Canfield, Kirsten Canfield, and Holden Canfield were the urn bearers. Connie and Don McCullock read the eulogy, and Jean Dumont read a poem. The Paradise Hill UCW provided the lunch and Marshall’s Funeral Home Ltd., of St. Walburg administered the funeral arrangements.
Condolences may be emailed at www.marshallsfuneralhome.ca, and memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
CARD OF THANKS
We would like to thank all of our family, friends and neighbors for their support and caring during this difficult time. Thank you to all of the health care staff that showed compassion and understanding through Colleen’s journey. Thank you to each one that took part in the service to remember her life, to the UCW for the lovely lunch and to Marshall’s Funeral Home. Thank you to everyone for the food, flowers and phone calls, your thoughtfulness will never be forgotten.
Dennis, Deanna, Allyson and Families
Georgette Marie Thom
April 16, 1923 to April 10, 2017
passed away at the Lady Minto Health Care Centre, Edam, SK on Monday, April 10, 2017 at the age of 93 years.
Georgette is survived by her children, Maurice (LeAnn) Thom, Denise (Jerry) McCaffrey and Robert Thom; her grandchildren, Blair (Sandra) McCaffrey, Bradley (Kiley) McCaffrey, Megan (Riccardo) Francese, Kyle and Colton Thom and her great grandchildren, Saige and Adison McCaffrey.
Georgette was predeceased by her loving husband, Minard Thom and her siblings Emile, Louis and Andre Bellanger.
The funeral service for Georgette was conducted from The Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, Edam, Saskatchewan on Saturday, April 22, 2017 with Father Peter Paase officiating.
Interment was held at the Edam Catholic Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank all of the staff at Lady Minto Health Care Centre in Edam for their wonderful compassionate care of Georgette during her final chapter of life after returning home to Edam in November of 2016. Thanks also to everyone at Hearthstone Place in Lloydminster, AB where she resided after leaving Edam in 2009.
Donations in memory of Georgette may be made to Lady Minto Resident Fund.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.
Michael Everard Cuffy
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Michael Everard Cuffy, after a hard fought battle with Cancer.
Michael was born in Trinidad on February 27, 1951, where he grew up with his parents and 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Once he finished school he moved to Canada and settled in Toronto. He worked all over the country as an electrician. He took great pride in his work and loved to share his knowledge with anyone who wanted to learn the trade. He moved to Lloydminster where he met the love of his life, Anna Jones. They were inseparable from that moment. Michael retired there and shortly after was diagnosed with cancer. He took that opportunity to do everything he wanted to but had not had the time yet. He got his drivers license, took flying lessons, and had a wonderful trip to Grenada, to name a few. Michael and Anna moved to Saskatoon in 2016 and then were married.
Michael was known for his love of flowers, fish, cooking, hunting, his generosity and his love for his family who surrounded him. He was predeceased by his parents, Bertram and Margaret (Babb) Cuffy. He was survived by his wife, Anna Jones Cuffy. His sisters: Avril Cuffy, Allison Cuffy-Randal (husband Dave), His brothers: Everald Cuffy, Gerard Cuffy (wife Emmie) and his good friend Dave Gibbs. His Children: Michael Jr, Janelle (husband Jason), and Matthew. His step children: BJ, Chris, Jessica and Ashley. His Mother in Law Marguerite Jones. Brothers in Law: Lyle, George, and Art Jones. Sisters in law: Wanda Jones and Marylee Soare. As well as his 7 grandchildren and his neices and nephew.
Michael will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him. A small gathering will be held a later date. Condolences may be laft for the family at www.sasktoonfuneralhome.com Arrangements are entrusted to the SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME, 306-244-5577.
Harold Watson Ferguson
It is with great sorrow that we share the loss of our beloved father, grandfather and friend. Harold Watson Ferguson passed away on April 19,
2017 at the age of 72.
Harold is survived by his daughter Stacy (Sohail) Zaidi; son Robert (Heather) Ferguson; and his precious grandchildren, Gabriel and Azim Zaidi and Brett and Hailey Ferguson; two sisters, Jean and Audrey; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Lionel and Emma; brother Allen and sister Betty.
Harold was born May 30, 1944 and grew up on the family farm just north of Tofield, where his early life consisted of school, chores, family and friends. Many lifelong friends and great memories were made playing baseball, basketball and hunting before going to the University of Alberta to obtain his Education degree.
In 1972 Dad moved the family to Kitscoty for his next chapter in life, where he became principal of the Kitscoty School. Here he was very involved in not only the school, but many activities in the community, and the positive effects can still be seen today. The toll of Multiple Sclerosis finally wore dad down and in 1987 dad retired from teaching and moved to Edmonton where he would be closer to his family.
In the fall of 1997 Dad made his final move into the Good Samaritan Society, Millwoods Facility. During this time, he was fortunate enough to meet some outstanding people and residents and became very active in the Good Sam. He was blessed by a chance encounter with a volunteer for the less fortunate that turned into an amazing friendship. John Slaven came to visit dad daily, twice daily when he wasn’t well and became the 11 and 7 guy near the end so he was never alone. Dad is smiling at you John and we cannot thank you enough for being you.
Dad held family close to his heart and the bond created with his four grandchildren brought a smile to his face daily. He beamed with pride at the mention of their names and we know you would have been front and center at all of their activities if MS had not held you back. For 20 years in the Good Sam Dad fought a good fight and gave MS everything it gave him and more. Throughout it all you kept a positive attitude and we still smile hearing you say lovely, when asked how you were. You left a lasting impression on many lives, but we were lucky enough to call you Dad and Grandpa.
The funeral service for Harold was conducted from the Tofield United Church, April 25, 2017 with Reverend Adam Hall officiating. The eulogy was given by Harold’s nephew, Lionel Williams.
Harold’s family would like to thank all of those who offered their kindness and support during this difficult time. A special thank you to the many family and friends who joined in the celebration of his life.
Reverend Adam, thank you for your kind words and understanding and to the church group for the wonderful lunch.
Weber Funeral Home