Obituaries

June, 2017

Dale Brook

was born to Mabel and John Currie on February 6, 1943.  She spent her early years on the farm in the Keyworth district northwest of Maidstone until her father died when she was six.  Shortly after, her mother moved the family: Dale and her sister Joyce into Maidstone. Dale grew up and took her schooling in Maidstone and after graduation attended the University of Sask. Nursing program in Saskatoon where she graduated as an RN.  After a year of nursing in Wetaskiwin, she returned to Maidstone to nurse at the hospital and then sometime later became Director of Care at Pine Island Lodge and then later both Administrator and Director of Care.
Dale married Gordon Brook in 1964 and this marriage resulted in the birth of Rodney in 1969 and Tracey in 1971.  During these years, Dale enjoyed life in Maidstone, often going on hockey trips with Gordon and holidays with her family; and visiting her neighbours, particularly the Edwards and Frank families.
Gordon was killed in a truck accident in 1989.  Dale continued to work at the Pine Island Lodge until 1993 when she retired and married Don Retzlaff.
Dale moved to Kerrobert where Don was serving as United Church minister and after 3 years in Kerrobert and a year in Lanigan, they moved to the acreage north of Lashburn where Dale resided until her death on June 3 in the Lloydminster Hospital.  While at the acreage, Dale enjoyed gardening, pottery, reading, playing the piano, visiting, and many other activities.
Dale is survived by her husband Don, her son Rodney (Patricia Lamoureux) and daughter Tracey Brook-Baker (John Baker).  She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Joyce and husband Ron Hougen.
The funeral service in the Maidstone Legion on June 9 was conducted by Heather Wyatt of LaRonge, Sask. with three of Dale’s friends: Linda Graham, Pat Ribey and Ethel Harmel giving the eulogy.  Interment was at the Maidstone cemetery. 
Cards of Thanks
The family wish to thank everyone who sent cards, flowers, food, and donations in memory of Dale.  A special thank you to Frances Wright who played the piano for the funeral and who introduced Dale to a treatment of cancer.  Thank you to the women of the Legion and the United church women who supplied the lunch for the funeral and directed the family re: chairs. Thank you to Brett McCaw and the staff for their compassion and caring.  Thank you to the staff at the Lloydminster hospital for their care of Dale, for the palliative care people: Brenda and Michelle for their guidance and compassion, for the staff at the cancer clinic in Lloyd hospital , for the staff of Home Care, for the ambulance attendants and for Dr. Ackerman and other doctors who cared for Dale during her illness.
The family wish to thank Heather Wyatt for the beautiful service and Linda, Pat and Ethel for their warm and entertaining eulogies.  Don would like to thank everyone: family and friends who have supported him in this difficult time.

June Macnab

passed away at the Riverside Health Complex, Turtleford, Saskatchewan on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the age of 88 years.
June is survived by: Kathie (Stew) McKenzie, Carol (Bruce) Spencer, Blair (Lorna) Macnab, Dick (Shelly) Macnab; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ron (Maureen) Harland, Jim (Mary) Harland, Gordon (Sandy) Harland and sister, Dianne (Les) Meyers, step-mother, Evelyn Harland.
Predeceased by: husband Gordon; mother Ilena Harland; father Ron Harland; grandson, Ron Spencer; and sister, Gloria Anderson.
The Funeral Service for June was conducted from the Mervin Community Centre, Mervin Saskatchewan on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Don Skinner officiating.
The eulogy was presented by Cindy Macnab and Morrie McIvor.
The hymns sung were “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art”, led by Marg Uhlig and accompanied by organist, Bev Meikle.
The honorary pallbearers were all friends and neighbors.
The active pallbearers were Larry Harland, Jim Harland, Larry Macnab, Bobby Burgess, Gary Macnab and Dennis Rookes.
Interment was held at the Mervin Cemetery, Mervin, Saskatchewan.
Donations in memory of June may be made to the Paradise Hill Care Home or Riverside Health Complex Long Term Care.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.

Vera Mary Lundell

passed away at the Dr. Cooke Extended Care, Lloydminster, Alberta on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the age of 100 years.
Vera is survived by: her daughter, Diane (Jim) Hunt; her daughter-in-law, Lana Lundell; five grandchildren, Corinne (Jimmy) Thiessen, Dean (Bobbi) Hunt, Kory (Ursila) Lundell, Kirk(Julie) Lundell and Kent (Nancy) Lundell; sixteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren.
Vera was predeceased by: her husband, Stanley Lundell; and her son, Cliff.
The memorial service for Vera was conducted from St. John’s Anglican Church, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm with Reverend Gyllian Davies officiating.
The eulogy was presented by Jim Hunt.
The hymns sung were “In The Garden” and “Amazing Grace” accompanied by organist Pat Skinner.
The honorary pallbearers were: Dean Hunt, Jimmy Thiessen, Jaimee Thiessen, Kory Lundell, Kirk Lundell and Kent Lundell. Along with all those who shared in Mom’s life and Royal Purple Honor Guard.
Donations in memory of Vera may be made to the Dr. Cooke Patient Comfort Fund.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.
CARD OF THANKS
The family of Vera Lundell wish to thank Dr. Cooke Extended Care staff, Rev. Gyllian Davies for the beautiful service, organist, Pat Skinner for providing the music, Anglican Church Ladies and Royal Purple Ladies for the wonderful lunch, as well as to everyone for the cards, flowers, and phone calls. We appreciated all the kindness. Special thanks to Roy and Sherry Leifson for the beautiful hand crafted urn.  Thanks to Glenn McCaw and staff at McCaw Funeral Service for helping with all the arrangements.