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Marija MARICIC
Published: 2014-04-23

January 6, 1925 - April 20, 2014 On Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, Marija, our dear Mother, Grandmother "Nona" and Great-grandmother "Prenona" passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital. She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Vjera (Robert) Petrinic, three Granddaughters, Suzana (Slaven) Tustonic - their children, Maia, Luka and Noah, Emily (Mike) VanStone - their children, Tyler, Matthew and Adam, and Anne (Vern) Stefanyshyn - their children, Rayna, Kinley and Brielle; and all her family and friends. Marija was predeceased by husband, Joseph; parents Anton and Antonia Lovrecic; brother Viktor Dionisi and sister Dragica Ratkovic. Marija came to Canada from Croatia in 1989, after the passing of her husband, to live with her daughter and family. The past 25 years were spent enjoying valuable time with her family which grew to include 9 Grandchildren. There were many memorable moments that were shared. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, corner of Broadway Ave and 8th Street East, Saskatoon. Her family wishes to thank Dr. Spelay who has cared for Nona for the past couple of years, as well as Natalie, Matthew, Jessica and all the nursing staff at St. Paul's Hospital, and the Home Care staff that attended to Nona. The care and kindness that she received is greatly appreciated. In lieu of flowers, you may wish to make a donation to St. Paul's Hospital Foundation. Arrangements in care of Cheryl Carlson - MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES (306-978-5200) www.mourningglory.ca


ANNE MARY MEDINSKI
Published: 2014-04-23
Saskatoon, SK

Age 88, passed away at St. Paul's Hospital on April 21, 2014. The Vigil for Anne will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014 and the Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, with both Services at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 211 Avenue O South. A complete obituary will be published later in the week. Arrangements in care of John Schachtel - MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES (306-978-5200).


BARRY RUGG
Published: 2014-04-23

December 24, 1923 ñ April 20, 2014 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Barry C. Rugg announce his death at the age of 90 years. Barry is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty; children, Bob (Merle), Jim (Iris), Laureen (Gilbert), Carol and Lois (Dan); grandchildren, Brian, Barry (Chelsea), Jamie, Tristan (Krissy), Karla (Chris), Ryan (Kayla), Remi (Rispa), and Sarah (Mitchell); great-grandchildren, Jacob, Quinton, Hayes, Damien, Daniel. He is also survived by his cousin, Martha Lou (Vern) Moore and by in-laws Barb Tarry and Bob and Uni Hayes. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Margaret; brothers, Alan (Sybil), Bill (Agnes), sister Dorothy (Bill); his mother and father-in-law, Fred and Maude Hayes; his brothers-in-law Cliff Hayes, Len Tarry, Allan (Eleanor) Hayes, and Howard (Irene) Hayes. Barry was born on the farm December 24, 1923, to James and Margaret. He was the youngest brother to Alan, Dorothy and William. He entered the Air Force in 1943 and spent some months overseas in 1945 ñ almost the only months he ever spent away from the farm. He attended the School of Agriculture at the U of S receiving his diploma in 1948. He met Betty Hayes in 1945 and they married in 1948. They farmed many years together with his father, brother Bill and Agnes and nephew, Bill. He then farmed with his son Bob and grandsons Brian and Barry until his death. Barry was very involved with many farm organizations and community work. He reorganized the Elstow Grain Club. It was his honour and privilege to work with over 100 young people and he was a 4-H Leader for 23 years. He served on District 22 4-H Council and on the Executive of Provincial 4-H Council. Barry was a member of Canadian Seed Growersí Association for over 65 years from 1948 to present. He received an outstanding service award from CSGA in 1971. Barry was Delegate to the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in District 13 for 8 ? years. He was on the Boards of the Elstow Co-op and the Colonsay Co-op. Barry was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Elstow Agricultural Society and of the Saskatchewan Association of Agricultural Societies and Exhibitions (SAASE). He was the chairman of the Elstow Jubilee Committee in 1955. Barry was on the Centennial Committee for the Doc Bicum Park monument. In 1968, he and Bill were awarded the Master Farmers Award in District #22. In 1954, he canvassed the local district farms for power installation. In 2011 Barry received an honorary life membership in the Saskatchewan Agricultural Graduates Association (SAGA). He received the Distinguished Graduate in Agriculture Award 1986. Barry worked at the Allan Potash Mine from late 1968 ñ he planned to work for 4 months and stayed for 4 years and made many new friends through his work. He and Betty shared a love which lasted almost 66 years. They worked hard, side by side on the farm, raising their family and working in the community. Barry inspired all his children to higher education. Barry had a great sense of humour, which was evident to the day he died. He never lost interest in the well-being of the community and what was happening. Barry was a strong role model for everyone who came in contact with him. He had many friends and acquaintances in the community and across the province. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. Barry enjoyed travelling, loved wiener roasts and family campfires. He rode his garden tractor many, many miles around the yard. His hobby was woodworking ñ it kept him busy and out of Momís hair. Many people from around the world have a piece of his woodwork art. Barry was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was a man of high integrity. He was a man of strong faith who lived his religion. Barry was involved in St. Georgeís Anglican Church in Elstow, then St. Matthias Anglican Church in Colonsay. He was Church Warden from 1948 to present. He will be greatly missed. Donations in Barryís memory can be made to the Elstow Cemetery Fund (RM of Blucher #343), Saskatchewan Lung Association (1231 8th St E, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0S5), or the Primateís World Relief & Development Fund (80 Hayden Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 3G2). A Celebration of Barryís Life will be held Friday, April 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Colonsay United Church. Interment in Elstow Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Paula Olson.


Anne Schneider
Published: 2014-04-23

July 24, 1928 - April 20, 2014 Anne died peacefully at Luther Special Care Home in Saskatoon on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. She was born in Scott, Saskatchewan on July 24, 1928. She was the second oldest of eleven children. Anne joined the Sisters of Mission Service in Saskatoon in 1963. She generously served the Community in a variety of ministries including seamstress, the Community Treasurer and homemaker at Saskatoon Family Services. She was very devoted to caring for her mother in her final years and continued on in volunteer ministry. She had a particular love for disadvantaged persons. Anne had a fine voice and loved to sing in various choirs. When we think of Anne we remember her tasty meals, how she read the daily paper, her quick wit and hearty laugh. Anne had a gentle spirit toward all, and with courage and patience she accepted the challenge of Parkinsonís disease. We will miss you, Anne, for you taught us so much about faith and about responding to demands of how to live life to the full, especially in your final part of the journey. Surviving to cherish her memory are the following: her Religious Community, her sister, Irene (Mike MacDonald) and eight brothers: Lambert (Tillie), Bill (Colette), Bob (Eileen), Marty (Clare), Edwin (Lynda), Bert (Marie), Mervin, Albert (Lorna). Anne was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Philip; and one sister, Barbara; and brother-in-law, Louis Elder. Our heartfelt thanks go to the doctors and the whole staff at Luther Special Care Home for your many kindnesses and compassionate care for Anne. Vigil of Prayer will be held on Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m. Both services from St. Philip Neri Church (1902 Munroe Ave). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Luther Special Care Home (1212 Osler St, Saskatoon, S7N 0T9) or Parkinson Society (610 Duchess St, Saskatoon, S7K 0R1). Arrangements in care of David Polzen - MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES (306-978-5200) www.mourningglory.ca


Robert SCHREINER
Published: 2014-04-23
Saskatoon, SK

It is with deep sadness that the family of Bob Schreiner announces his passing on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the age of 65 years. Bob was born in Nipawin, SK to Adam and Margaret Schreiner, the second of five children. The family resided on a farm near Ridgedale, SK. After his teenage years, Bob moved to Saskatoon and worked in the auto body industry for Mid-West Autobody. In 1972 Bob married Sharon Stoicescu and they raised a daughter, Kimberly. Bob worked in many different occupations and spent his last years as a journeyman bricklayer for Intercontinental Meat Packers (Maple Leaf Packers). Bob had a real passion for many sports such as fast pitch, football and hockey. He also loved animals and owned numerous pets over the years. He enjoyed target shooting, and was a member of the Wildlife Federation of Saskatoon. Due to health issues, Bob resided at Parkridge Centre for the last four years. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Kimberly Schreiner (Brent Preston); pet grandchildren Tiger and Chaos; the mother of their daughter, Sharon Schreiner; his mother Margaret Schreiner; brothers Wayne, Brian, Kerry (Lori) and Bruce (Shelley); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Bob was predeceased by his father, Adam; his mother-in-law Lena Mulder; and his niece Penny DeBoer. Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA (5028 Clarence Avenue, Grasswood, SK S7T 1A7). A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th St., first right past Briargate Rd). Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Charmaine Menard.


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