October, 2017

Evelyn Louise Cruickshank

September 15, 1923 to October 4, 2017

Evelyn Louise Cruickshank passed away at Pine Island Lodge, Maidstone, Saskatchewan on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the age of 94 years.
The memorial service for Evelyn was conductd from the Maidstone United Church, Maidstone, Saskatchewan on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Ean Kasper officiating.
Born the third child of Arthur and Mary Jane (Jenny) Coles in the Hamre School District teacherage on September 15, 1923, Evelyn Louise passed back into Mystery just before sunrise on October 4, 2017.
Growing up in the prairie teacherage during the 30’s gave Evelyn a lasting appreciation of the finer things in life… the beauty in the world around her, the support offered by community and friends, the delights of playing and listening to music, the pleasures of visual arts taking the form of painting, needle arts, sewing and quilting, and books, with a dedication to life-long learning.
At 16, Evelyn finished her schooling in Hawarden. She worked out until old enough to enroll in teacher training at Normal School in Saskatoon, graduating in 1942 with a class 1 teaching certificate. Those were the war years, and one summer, Evelyn stayed with her sister Vera in Toronto, working in a munitions factory in Toronto. She worried that, on the mind-numbing assembly line, she might have missed some defect in a grenade, causing someone unnecessary harm. Evelyn’s teaching career in Strongfield, Battlevale, Idanell, and Waseca schools, spanned six years.
While teaching at Idanell, a neighbour, May Donald, introduced Evelyn to district farmer, Jack Cruickshank. They were married in December 1947, and Evelyn became a farm wife and mother to Mary Ellen (1948), Charles (1950), Marjorie (1953), and Lorna (1957). 
A bookworm from childhood, Evelyn made certain that her children had access to books, ordering monthly from the Provincial Library. She read aloud to each and sometimes, from a serialized story in the Family Herald, to the whole family after supper at night.
Evelyn took music lessons as a youth, and she offered music to her family around the pump organ and (later) piano, with tunes as various as “The Hokey Pokey”, and “All Things Bright and Beautiful”. For a time, she sang in the Maidstone United Church choir.
  Gardening was a passion, and Evelyn enjoyed growing new varieties of vegetables. In April, every window sill was called into service to support troops of tomato seedlings that would, in August, produce bushels of tomatoes in a multitude of shapes, sizes and colours.
In the fall of 1987, Evelyn and Jack retired from the farm, and moved into Maidstone. There, they continued to follow the growth of and to delight in, the grandchildren who had been arriving since 1974. Jack passed away in 1996, and so it was Evelyn who welcomed the great-grandchildren as they were born, starting in 1998, taking pleasure in creating cuddle quilts for them, just as she had for her grandchildren.
Since 2012, Evelyn has been a resident at Pine Island Lodge. She enjoyed her interactions with staff there, and in particular, enjoyed the recreation programming that offered her opportunities to play Scrabble, to do art, to take part in visits with local school students, and to enjoy the music offered by community groups.
Evelyn is survived by her children Mary Ellen (Bill) Foster, Charles (Laura) Cruickshank, Marjorie (Kim) Bradley and Lorna (Ron) Foster; by grandchildren Mark Foster, Sylvia Foster, Stacy Foster, Steven Foster, Les Foster, Kathy Putnam, Morgan Hyam, Chantelle Pichette, Kyle Cruickshank and Joshua Bradley; and by great-grandchildren Austin Foster, Mercedes Foster, Marissa Tepper, Julian Tepper, Joel Putnam, Noah Foster, Cayne Pichette, Ben Foster, Jack Foster, Matthew Foster, Isla Putnam, Stone Pichette, and Anna Foster.
Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Jack Cruickshank, brother Jim Coles, sister Vera Rogatsky, sister Edna Clare, nephew Rob Leland and nephew Don Cruickshank.
Friends so wishing may make memorial contributions to the Recreation Programming at Pine Island Lodge Ltd. (P.O. Box 363, Maidstone, SK S0M1M0), or a charity of the donor’s choice in memory of Evelyn Cruickshank.
The family of Evelyn Cruickshank wishes to thank Rev. Ean Kasper for his visits, and the staff and visitors at Pine Island Lodge for their compassionate care these past six years; Frances Wright for Memorial Service music, Maidstone Legion Auxilliary for providing the lunch following, and friends and neighbours who have offered support in many ways.

Judy Hope Brad

Judy Hope Brad, a loving wife and mother, passed away suddenly on September 22, 2017 at the age of 62 years.
Judy is survived by her loving family; husband, Harold; son, Scott (Kim) and grandchildren Keegan and Drayden; son Garret (Melissa) and grandchildren Jayden, Jackson, Karsen and Kayle; daughter Erin (Tyson) and grandchildren Wyatt, Connor and Ella; stepson, Tyler (Jessie), stepson Curtis (June) and grandchild Izaac; and numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
Judy was predeceased by her father and mother, William and Rose Cleverley, her stepmother Ann, brothers Frank and Ted and sister Anne.
The funeral service for Judy was held at Grace United Church, Lloydminster, Alberta on September 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm with Reverend Paul DuVal officiating.
The eulogy was presented by Trent Cleverley and Susan Brad.
The honorary pallbearers were: Drayden Schlekewy, Jackson Schlekewy, Karsen Schlekewy, Kayle Schlekewy, Connor Smith, Ella Smith and Izaac Brad.
The urn bearers were: Keegan Schlekewy, Jayden Schlekewy and Wyatt Smith.
Donations in memory of Judy may be made to the Lloydminster SPCA or charity of donor’s choice.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.

Katherine Anne Carey

Carey: Katherine Anne
Katherine attended Holyrood Country School, Islay School and graduated from Vermilion High School. She held a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta.
Her teaching career began during her university days at Myrtle Hill Country School near Kitscoty, Alberta.  She took her first full time teaching position with the Edmonton Separate School Board teaching at St. Margaret’s for one year and then moved to St. Kevin’s School. Katherine taught large classes of more than one grade at both schools. When the position of Vice-Principal at St. Kevin’s opened, she applied and was given the position.  Katherine also taught grade nine while doing the administrative position.  She resigned in 1965 and took a year off.
During her year off she did some teaching at J.R. Robson High School in Vermilion and at Kitscoty High School.  In the fall of 1966 she started teaching at the Lloydminster Comprehensive High School.  During the time she was there she taught grade twelve English.  She retired in 1986.  Katherine could have retired a year sooner however she stayed on one more year as Shawna was in grade 12. Katherine was honoured to give a family member a grade 12 diploma.
Katherine looked after her Mom until her Mom was hospitalized.  Later on in life, Norman had an accident with a post pounder and he lost one eye.  Katherine became the chauffeur as well as the caregiver. 
Katherine had her first hospital admission at age 83! The doctors and nurses were astonished!! At 85, this hospital admission was just a few days over 3 months.  Katherine was notified on Thursday, September 7 that she had to go to a nursing home.  We all know that was not in her plans.
Katherine Ann Carey passed away on Septmeber 10, 2017 in Vermilion, Alberta at the age of 85 years.  She will be lovingly remembered by her first 8 cousins as well as extended family and friends.  She was predeceased by her parents Jack and Margaret, her siblings Norman and Marie, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Hilda Wilhelmina Johnson

October 16, 1926 to September 22, 2017

Hilda Wilhelmina Johnson of Fort Saskatchewan, formerly of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the age of 90 years.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband Jarvin; daughters Deborah (Duane) Lawrence, Colleen (Chris) Andersen, and Shelly (Rick) Crookes; five granddaughters; three great-granddaughters; and sister Josephine Klein.
Hilda was predeceased by her brothers Anthony and Frank; sisters Leona, Mary, and Theresia.
A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from the Burgar Memorial Chapel with Rev. MaryAnn Pastuck officiating.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance or to the charity of one’s choice.
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Burgar Funeral Home Camrose & Daysland in care of arrangements.  780-672-2121.
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