Obituaries

June, 2018

Russell Edward Makaro

February 20, 1933 to June 8, 2018

MAKARO: Russell Edward Makaro passed away at the Jubilee Home, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the age of 85 years. He was born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan on February 20, 1933, the third son of six children born to John and Stella Makarewicz.
Russell is survived by: his loving wife and best friend, Carole; daughter, Marilyn (Allan) Nickless; son, Wade (Heather) Makaro; grandchildren, Andrew (Megan), Matthew (Tamara), Davis, Talina, Chelsey; great granddaughters, Cecilia and Elizabeth Nickless.
Russell was predeceased by his parents, John and Stella; his sisters, Elsie, Mary and Pauline.
The Service of Remembrance for Russell was conducted from Grace United Church, Lloydminster, Alberta on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Reverend Paul DuVal officiating.
The eulogy was given by son-in-law, Allan Nickless and grandson, Andrew Nickless.
The Grace United Church choir was led by Karen Fawcett.
Donations in memory of Russell may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Diabetes Foundation.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd. of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the arrangements.
CARD OF THANKS
Our thanks to Dr. Gerber and all the staff at Jubilee Home for your patience and loving care. Also, thank you to Rev. Paul DuVal, UCW, and choir at Grace United Church. Thank you for all the food, visits, memorial donations and hugs.
Love,
Carole and Family

Gertrude "Gert" Annie Jeffery

JEFFERY:  On Monday, May 28, 2018, Gertrude “Gert” Annie Jeffery passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Lloydminster Hospital in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan at 76 years old.
Gert will forever be remembered by: her children, Darwin Jeffery, Laura Patterson and Lorinda Jeffery (Clark Laing); her granddaughters, Lani Kopp, Teri-lynn Sadek (Chris) and Karla Patterson; her great grandson, Hugo Lloyd Sadek; her siblings, Harold Tupper (Linda), Charlotte Langridge and Vern Tupper (Donna); numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and the extended Jeffery family.
Gert was predeceased by: her loving husband, Lloyd; her parents, Haskell and Lillian Tupper; and her siblings, Olive Lange, Delbert Tupper, Haskell Tupper Jr. and Ken Tupper.
A memorial service was conducted at the Prairie Room, Lloydminster Exhibition, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 10:30 AM. The service was led by Mike Rochon, and Gert’s niece, Shirley Ford, gave a beautiful eulogy. The urn bearers were Gert’s granddaughters, Lani Lee Kopp,
Teri-lynn Sadek and Karla Patterson.
Donations in memory of Gert may be made to the Alberta Lung Association or a charity of your choice.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd. of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.
Interment of Lloyd and Gert took place at the Lloydminster City Cemetery.
CARD OF THANKS
The family of Gert Jeffery would like to thank our family and friends for all of their support, visits, cards, food, phone calls, flowers and donations.
Thanks to the Home Care staff for coming to the house to check on Mom and Vital Air for delivering her oxygen.
Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Lloydminster Hospital for the care given to Mom. Special thanks to Mary-Kate. We know this was not easy on you, as well.
Thank you to Auntie Linda for helping us make sure Mom’s flower arrangements included all of her favorite flowers.
Special thanks to Shirley Ford for the eulogy and Mike Rochon for leading the service. Mom would have been so proud of both of you.
A big thank you to Bev Oliver for bringing lunch for all of us at the hospital and for providing dinner for us that night. You are truly an angel.
To Mom’s neighbors, Rick and Janet, we can never thank you enough for looking after Mom’s yard and flowers, which she was so proud of.
To Brett and Glenn at McCaw Funeral Service, thank you for your caring and compassion during this difficult time.
In lieu of individual thank you cards, a donation will be made to Prairie North Health Region for Lloydminster Home Care.
Darwin, Laura, Lorinda, Clark, Lani, Teri-lynn, Chris, Hugo, Karla

Shirley Mildred

Pond: Shirley Mildred Pond passed away at the Lloydminster Hospital, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the age of 78 years.
Shirley is survived by: her spouse, Ronald Chretien; her children, Crystal Tonka, Mervin (Sandi) Pond and their children, Danielle (Chris), Tanner, Derrick (Lindsay), Maryann (Mike), Gordon (Brenna) and Maggie (Jordan), Sandy (Rick) McLellan and their children, Alisha (Jason), Jennifer (Russ) and Kyle (Jen), Debbie (Alex) Born and son, Cory (Jen) and Tammy (Cal) Beres and her children, Justin (Lauren) and Devin (Shelby); 18 great grandchildren, Jacob, Kayden, Aubree, Antonette, Morgan Ewing, Kobe, Grayden, Morgan Huseby, Carson, Walker, Yasmin, Izabella, Georgia, Malcolm, Cohen, Landon, Brooklyn and Leah; her siblings, Gertrude, Robert and Herb.
Shirley was predeceased by: her first husband, Hayward; her parents, Moses and Cicily Cole; her siblings, Linda, Mary, Phyllis and Robert.
A time of visitation was held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the McCaw Funeral Chapel, Lloydminster, Alberta.
A Memorial Service for Shirley was held from the Turtle Lake Mission Church, near Livelong, Saskatchewan, on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 2:00pm with Reverend Paul DuVal officiating.
The eulogy was presented by Mervin Pond.
Flowers are welcome as are donations in Shirley’s memory to Plan International Canada.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.

Bronson Raymond Rhinehart

Rhinehart: Bronson Raymond Rhinehart passed away April 5, 2018 at the Lloydminster Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 64 years.
Bronson is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Carol Rhinehart of Lloydminster. Children, Sherri (Jeremy) Kerr, Jason (Ashley) Rhinehart and Adam Rhinehart all   of Lloydminster. Grandchildren, Logan, Duncan and Tristan Kerr. Carter, Brayden, Katelynn Rhinehart. Sisters, Gloria (Johnny) Donovan of Maidstone and Sheryl (Byron) Bell of Lloydminster. Brother, Dennis Rhinehart of Saskatoon. Mother-in-law, Margaret Mason of Lloydminster; brothers-in-law, Gerald (Sheila) Mason and Richard (Shelley) Mason all of Lloydminster. As well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. 
Bronson was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Aagot Rhinehart. Brothers, Norman and Maynard Rhinehart. Father-in-law, Arthur Mason.
Bronson was born Wednesday, November 18th, 1953 in Maidstone, SK. He passed away Thursday, April 5th, 2018 in the Lloydminster Hospital. His celebration of life was held on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at the Lloydminster Legacy Centre where friends and family gathered to honour him.
Card of Thanks
The family of Bronson Rhinehart would like to thank the nurses and doctors at the Lloydminster Hospital on the Palliative Care Unit for the wonderful care and compassion. To all Bronson’s friends and family that attended his celebration of life and left cards, flowers or donated to the Palliative Care Unit at the Lloydminster Hospital. To the Lloydminster Legacy Centre for your kindness and wonderful lunch provided at Bronson’s celebration of life. To Creech’s for your caring and compassionate help. On behalf of all Bronson’s family we send our heartfelt thanks and appreciation.

Joseph Walter Harbin

Joseph Walter Harbin
October 19, 1922 - June 2, 2018
Joseph Walter Harbin of Lloydminster, Alberta passed away on June 2, 2018 at the age of 95 years.
Walter was born on October 19, 1922 on a farm near Tangleflags, Saskatchewan.
On July 10, 1945 Walter married Jeanne Yvonne Marlatt of Lashburn, Sask. and they farmed near Tangleflags until 1952 when they moved south of Lloydminster to the present Mount Joy location. Walter loved farming whether it was raising pigs and cattle; leafcutter bees and alfalfa or grain farming. He was so happy to share his passion for farming with his son, Clifford, and grandson, Bruce. He was a progressive thinker and always ready to implement a new method or technology. He always maintained an interest in what was happening on the farm and how he could be involved to help.
He was a man of integrity who approached life with determination to do the best he could no matter what the obstacles. He enjoyed people and his many friends were his greatest pleasure.
He had a special interest in young people and was a supporter of the Mt. Joy Ski Club which established ski runs on his hill. In 2017 he and Jeanne were honored at the 50th anniversary of the ski hill for their generosity in making the hill available as well as volunteering at the lift and in the concession. “Upper & Lower Harbin Way” are named after them.
Walter was a director on the advisory board of the Border Credit Union for 17 years.
Walter was predeceased by his parents, Thomas & Lena Harbin as well as his siblings Nancy Thompson, Paradise Hill; Alan Harbin, Lashburn; Betty Weber, Athabasca; & Stan Harbin, Edmonton.
Walter is lovingly remembered by his wife, Jeanne, of 73 years; son, Clifford & Lynda of Rivercourse, AB; daughter Diane & Ian McMorran of Victoria, BC.; grandchildren Kari (Harbin) & Jayme Nelson, Rivercourse & sons Josiah, Samuel, & Micah; Bruce & Joni Harbin, Lloydminster & children, Ethan & Bree Harbin;  Lana (Harbin) & Greg Hynd of Sydney, Australia & son Jackson; Quinn & Kathryn McMorran, Comox, BC & children Declan & Alexa;  Kyle & Andrea McMorran, Victoria, BC & children, Matt & Lauren McMorran.
A celebration of life was held at the Lloydminster Presbyterian Church with interment at the Golden Valley Cemetery.

Arlene Marie Lewicki

Lewicki: Arlene Marie Lewicki passed away at the Lloydminster Hospital, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on June 5, 2018 at the age of 52 years.
Arlene is lovingly remembered by: her husband, Garnet; her sons, Christopher Strauss and Wyett (Shannyn) Lewicki; her daughters, Ashley Strauss-Lewicki and Brandi Strauss (Ian); her grandchildren, Harley, Tyrell and Bentley; her mother, Patricia Allin; her siblings, Teresa (Rick) Lafont, Richard (Anny) Allin, Dwayne (Monika) Allin and Wanda Allin; her mother-in-law, Margery Lewicki; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arlene was predeceased by her father, Stanley “Wayne” Allin.
A celebration of life for Arlene was held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm from the Kitscoty Community Hall, Kitscoty, Alberta.
Donations in memory of Arlene may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.

Edward "Deane" Lawson

LAWSON: Edward “Deane” Lawson passed away suddenly on May 13, 2018 at the age of 81 years.
Deane is survived by; his wife, Grace; his daughters, Brenda (Darrel) Frisken, Bev Belanger (Sydney Sabine), Bonnie (Richard) Larson and Tania (Jason) Elliott; his grandchildren, Kyle Frisken, Melissa Frisken (fiancé Daryl D’Angelo), Steven Belanger, Deane Belanger, Darian Elliott, Cade Elliott; his great grandchildren, Dawson D’Angelo, and Remy Frisken; his sisters-in-law, Leola Brost and Sheila (John) Griffith; his brother-in-law, Colin McGugan.
Deane was predeceased by: his parents, Roland and Olive Lawson; his sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Glen Procknow; his brothers-in-law, Matt Brost, Bert Brost and Otto Brost; his sister-in-law, Betty McGugan.
The Memorial Service for Deane was held at the Centennial Civic Centre, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM.
The eulogy was presented by Darrel Frisken.
The tribute was given by Deane’s grandchildren.
Interment was held at the Lloydminster City Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Deane may be made to the Lloydminster SPCA or charity of donor’s choice.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.
Card of Thanks
Thank you to Darrel Frisken for doing the eulogy.
Thank you to everyone who brought cards, flowers, food, donations and for the many phone calls and visits. It was truly appreciated.
A special thank you to McCaw’s, especially Joel, for the compassion and professionalism shown to us.
Grace Lawson & Family

Robert Leland Wells

WELLS: Robert Leland Wells passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, May 27, 2018 at home in Lloydminster, AB at 88 years of age.
He leaves to mourn; his wife of 65 years-Margaret Wells of Lloydminster, AB; his son, Kerry (Debbie) Wells of Marsden, SK; his daughter, Judy (Allen) Graham of Lloydminster, SK; his son, Keith (Diane) Wells of Lloydminster, AB; his son, Calvin (Darcie) Wells of Saskatoon, SK; 10 Grandchildren & 15 Great Grandchildren: Albert (Sara) Wells, Bodie; Jeff (Marlaina) Wells, Mila, Harlo, Sloan; Cassie (Will) Hinkley, Remy, Rhett; Scott (Rachel) Graham, Rebekah, James; Stacie Graham-Bishara, Inessa; Stephanie (Gord) Weir, Holt, Perri; Tyler (Jessie) Wells, Everlynn; Todd (Katie) Wells, Jacob, Audrey, Betty; Everett Wells; Erin Wells. One sister: Joyce (Duane) Pugh of 100 Mile House, BC. Two Brother-in-laws: Ed (Norma) Plett of Chilliwack, BC, Vic (Jan) Plett of Surrey, BC. Six Sister-in-laws: Lily Hicks of White Rock, BC; Ellen Wells of Lloydminster, SK, Elizabeth Plett of Maple Ridge, BC, Marie Klemp of Onoway, AB.  Sally Wells of Chilliwack, BC, Lydia (John) French of Victoria, BC and many much loved nieces, nephews and their families.
He is predeceased by: One beloved grandson: Dustin Wells, mother, Lillian; father, Albert; Five brothers: Harold, Bert, Ray, Don & Vernon; Two brothers-in-law: John Plett, Ernest Martz.  One sister-in-law: Elizabeth Martz.
Dad was born September 3, 1929 in Lashburn, Sask. to Albert and Lillian Wells of the Wycollar District.
He attended Gr 1-9 at Wells School and completed Gr 10-12 in Chilliwack, BC.  Following graduation he worked at his brother Bert’s logging camp where he met his future wife, Margaret (Plett). They were married August 8, 1952.
His life’s work included: Logging, RM Grader Operator, Farmer, Oilfield Employee, Oil Truck Driver, and Water Hauler. But his most important life work was building into the lives of his family and friends.  He was a faithful husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, grandfather-in-law, great grandfather, and friend. He was a conscientious hard worker, a fun loving “trickster,” and a tease.  He was a man who believed strongly in God and raised his four children to understand the reality of the love of God and the importance of a strong commitment to Him.
We miss you, Dad, but we look forward to the day we will meet again!
John 8: 31B If you hold to my teaching you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
John 14: 1-4, 6, 7 “Do not let your hearts be troubled.  You believe in God; believe also in me.  My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.  You know the way to the place where I am going.” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.  If you really know me, you will know my Father as well.”
Thank you to the Lloyd Hospital Doctors, 3rd floor Nursing Staff, Nurses Aids, and Physio Staff for your patience and support in navigating the last stages of Dad’s illness. Thank you to Vermilion River and the Lloydminster Home Care Personnel for your dedication & support. Thank you to the Nurses, LPNs, and Care Staff at Points West. You were very special to Dad. Thank you to Susan for sharing your Palliative Care expertise with us. Thank you to relatives and friends for your love, care and support. You are appreciated!
Bob Wells Family

Jim Pattison

Mr. Jim Pattison formerly of Marsden, Saskatchewan passed away on April 28, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Home, Medicine Hat at the age of 85 years.
Jim leaves to cherish his memory his son Daniel Pattison of St. Catherines, Ontario. Grandchildren Wayne, Cindy and families also of Ontario. Son George (Debbie) Pattison of Medicine Hat, Alberta.  Granddaughter Jessica (Ian), great grandsons Alex, Kade and Finn.  Granddaughter Kristin (Chris), great granddaughter Cecelia, all of Medicine Hat. Sisters Zella Dustow of Lloydminster, Margaret (George) Rehman of Innisfail and Gloria Sawtell of Lloydminster. Brother Donald (Marilyn) Pattison of Gibbons as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Jim was conducted in the Marsden Hall, Marsden, Saskatchewan on Sunday, May 27th, 2018 at 2:00 pm. The family was honored to consider everyone who shared in his life as honorary pallbearers.
The family suggests that donations be made to St. Joseph’s Home in Medicine Hat.
CARD OF THANKS
We would like to thank the nurses, doctors and staff of St. Joseph’s Home for their care and compassion while caring for Jim.
We would also like to thank everyone for their many acts of kindness during this trying time. To all those who phoned, sent flowers, gift baskets, cards or made donations you will never know how much it was appreciated.
Thank you to Karen Murphy for her kind help and for leading the memorial and the Artland ladies for the lovely lunch they provided. Thank you to Tracy Kurtz for her kindness in getting information out into community.
Thank you to Harry and Alva Creech and staff at Crossroads Funeral Chapel for their care and compassion in helping us arrange the memorial.
The family of Jim Pattison
Daniel, George and families

John Harold Kipps

John Harold Kipps passed away at Lloydminster Continuing Care, Lloydminster, Alberta on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the age of 98 years.
John is survived by: his children David (Janet), Brent (Suzie), Linda (Dave), Carol (Craig); his 13 grandchildren;  numerous great- grandchildren; his sister, Ruth Belsheim and his nieces and nephews.
John was predeceased by: his loving wife, Edith; his parents John and Daisy; his daughter, Marlene; his sister, Joyce and his grandson, Jacob.
The funeral service for John was conducted from Bethel Lutheran Church in Tulliby Lake, Alberta on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Kevin Nelson officiating.
Words of remembrance were presented by Kyle Kipps and Karen Meunier, with scripture read by Marianne Stover.
Hymns sung were “How Great Thou Art” and “In the Garden.”
Special music was provided by The Bethel Gospel Singers as they performed “Peace in the Valley.”
The organist was Pat Fox.
The active pallbearers were John Kipps, Marty Kipps, Geoffrey Stover, Cole Griffith, Jordan Jackson and Taylor Jackson.
Interment was held in the Bethel Lutheran Cemetery at Tulliby Lake, Alberta.
Donations in memory of John may be made to the Bethel Lutheran Church or to a charity of donor’s choice.
CARD OF THANKS
The family of the late John Kipps would like to thank the staff at the Lloydminster Continuing Care facility for the kindness and support Dad and the family received there.  Thank you to Pastor Kevin Nelson for officiating, organist Pat Fox and the Bethel Gospel Choir.  Special thanks to Karen Meunier and Kyle Kipps for the words of remembrance and to Marianne Stover for the psalm reading. 
Thanks to the pallbearers and Haute Cuisine Catering for the lovely lunch.  Thank you to everyone who attended the funeral and sent cards and donations in Dad’s memory.  Thank you to Donald LeGoffe and McCaw Funeral Service for the administering the funeral arrangements.