Star-Phoenix from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on September 28, 2018 · C6
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Friday, September 28, 2018
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C6 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 SASKATOON STARPHOENIX Share memories of a loved one; view and sign the guest book. Visitthestarphoenix.comremembering FAX: 1-888-744-3725 ANN0UNCEMENTSTHESTARPH0ENIX.COM IK il 11-855-535-1470' THE SASKATOON STARPHOENIX NOTES THE FOLLOWING OBITUARIES IN TODAY'S PAPER. To view a notice online, share your memories or express condolences, goto: thestarphoenix.comremembering CZERNIK, Joseph KOPAS, Elizabeth LAING, Gordon OLM, Orville POSTNIKOFF , Mary Notices may not appear alphabetically due to space requirements. UK CZERNIK, Joseph With heavy hearts Joe's family announces his passing on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at St. Paul's Hospital with family at his side. Joe was born in Tura, Hungary on November 8, 1937 and moved to Canada in 1957. Joe is survived by his children Sherri (Len), Debbie (Colin), Leanne (Phillip) and Kerri (Lyndon), as well as nine grandchildren Tyler, Mikayla, Austin, Payton, Macy, Ethan, Christian, Lukas and Emmett who he enjoyed spending time with. The grandchildren loved going to his home to help water the flowers and tend to the garden with him. Family was the most important thing to him. Joe had three other families besides his own. He left Hungary and came to Canada with a group of friends who have stuck together and became each other's families as they all left their own families back home. Their children even called him uncle. Then he had his Coachman family where he was known as "Coach". Joe would go for coffee twice a day every day to visit with friends and play some VLT's and the staff there treated him like a king. He also had his Earner Court family where he lived for over ten years. Joe and his neighbors were always visiting and checking up on each other to make sure everyone was okay and helping each other out when needed. At Joe's request no Funeral Service will be held. A private family service will be held at a later date. Joe's family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff on the 6th floor and the palliative care team at St. Paul's Hospital for the care and compassion they provided. Arrangements in care of John Schachtel - Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200 KOPAS, Elizabeth Grace We are sad to announce the passing of mom and grandma Elizabeth Grace Kopas (nee Gabora) on September 18, 2018 at the age of 97. Mom was a very kind, and caring person, and loved her children and grandchildren and was especially fond of her cats and all cats. We will always love you and we will always miss you. Ramon, Carol and Lana OLM, Orville May 10, 1942 -Sep 25, 2018 On September 25, 2018, at RUH. He is survived by his wife, Marcy; daughters Melanie Olm of Toronto, and Kerry (Dylan) Jantzen and wee Mila; step-son Quinn (Heather) Gryschuk. Orv was predeceased by his father Joseph Olm (1979), mother Helena (Lena) Pedde Olm (1998), and sister Marilyn Fandrey (1972). Arrangements entrusted to Martens Funeral Home, Warman. Private celebration. Donations in Orv's memory may be made to RUH, UofS Engineering Dean's Fund, or a charity of your choice. Thermals POSTNIKOFF , Mary November 22, 1930 -September 24, 2018 Formally from Laura, Saskatchewan and most recently Villa Royale in Saskatoon, passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon at the age of 87. She is survived by her four children Gary, Johnny, Elaine, Stan and their families. Also she is survived by her sister Vera and her family, as well as by numerous other family and friends. Predeceased by her husband John. The family would like to thank St. Paul's Hospital for the kind and special care that she received during her last days. A private service for Family and Relatives will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at the Laura Cemetery. Condolences may be left at Arrangements are entrusted to Saskatoon Funeral Home. (306) 244-5577 LAING, Gordon Robert Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Gordon Robert Laing (born May 16, 1954), passed away with his family at his side on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at St. Paul's Hospital ICU. Gord is survived by his wife Loranna (nee Hyde); son Gordon A. (Natalie Granger), son Steven, grandsons Gordon J. and Ethan; brothers Philip (Nancy), Brian (Ben Taylor) and Brent (Susan); Loranna's brothers Allan (Jo Ann), Randall (Brenda), Patrick (Joanne) and David (Dorothy) and their families. He was predeceased by his father Gordon I.; mother Elizabeth (Phillips); baby brother Ian G.; father-in-law Allan J.; and mother-in-law Monica (Loehr) Hyde. Gord and Loranna met on July 4, 1974 and within a few months they were engaged and then married on May 1, 1976. They loved and laughed together for over 44 years. Family was most important to Gord and he treasured time spent with Loranna, his sons, daughter-in-law and grandsons. He enjoyed watching his sons as they played and excelled in their sports and then again with his grandsons. Family time was always filled with laughter. In 1984, Gord was appointed as the youngest Sheriff for the Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatoon, SK and awarded the "Exemplary Service Medal." Gord was held in high esteem, well respected and during his 38 year tenure as Sheriff, he was the "go to guy." With his retirement, in April 2016 his experience, expertise and knowledge was greatly missed. In honour of Gord, please donate to the Saskatoon Firefighters Burn Fund or the Kidney Foundation (Sask.) and in his honour consider being an organ donor. A Private Service will be held on September 29, 2018 conducted by Mourning Glory Funeral and Cremation Services. Gord will be interred at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. DOUG MOORE November 19, 1925 September 28, 2006 Lovingly remembered and sadly missed, Florence, Jim and Maxine Moore, Maureen Powell and families In Loving Memory Of Patricia Stinson Dec 13, 1937 -Sep 28, 2017 We miss you every day since you left us. Our comfort is knowing you are in a better place. Always remembered, always missed. Love Ken, Cory, Jim, Celeste, John, Shandra, Allison, Kim, Dan, Joshua, and Greg. In Loving Memory Of ZOEY CRYSTAL ANTIFAEV Apr 11, 1974 -Sep 28, 2008 April 11,1 974-September 28,2008 Remembrance is a golden chain Death tries to break, but all in vain; To have, to love, and then to part, Is the greatest sorrow of one's heart. The years may wipe out many things, But this they wipe out never-The memory of those happy days, When we were all together. Lovingly remembered; Mom, Dad, Karli and Family JOSEPH HAYES May 21, 1924-September 28, 2016 Gone are the days We used to share But in our hearts You're always there Never more than a thought away Loved and remembered everyday. Lucille, Darlene, Linda and Families ait an 393 After an Eastern box turtle fractured its shell, a vet student at the Maryland Zoo helped design a specially made mobility device. Maryland zoo Shellibration time U.S. zoo rescues injured box turtle with custom-built wheelchair of Legos DANA HEDGPETH A wild Eastern box turtle at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore had trouble moving with a fractured shell. So with some creativity, ingenuity and sketches, a veterinary student designed and built a small wheelchair for the turtle. The material? Legos. The turtle was injured and found in July by a zoo employee in Druid Hill Park. It was brought to the zoo's hospital, where veterinarians found several fractures on the bottom part of its shell. The injuries were unusual for being underneath its shell, not on top, so the challenge became how to let the animal move around and also let the injury heal. The zoo's veterinary team did surgery on the turtle and stabilized its shell. They inserted metal bone plates and sewing clasps, and then they used surgical wire to hold the "delicate shell fragments together," officials said. But there was another problem. The bottom of the shell had to stay off the ground. There are no turtle-sized wheelchairs, so Garrett Fraess a fourth-year veterinary student who is on a clinical rotation at the zoo came up with an idea: He drew some sketches of a customized wheelchair and sent them to a friend in Denmark who is a big a Lego fan. She designed and built a small wheelchair, custom-fit for the grapefruit-sized turtle. In a video, veterinarians show how they tweaked the Lego wheelchair and fitted the device on the turtle. The wheelchair is unique in that it surrounds the turtle's shell and sits on four Lego wheels, zoo officials said. Supermodel struggled with panic attacks Gisele Bundchen once grappled with suicidal thoughts as she battled anxiety issues. The Brazilian model decided to go public with her private struggles in her new memoir, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, because she wants fans to see that her life has been far from flawless at times. "I felt like maybe it was time to share some of my vulnerabilities, and it made me realize everything I've lived through I would never change because I think I am who I ambecause of those experiences," she tells People magazine. Bundchen reveals she experienced her first panic attack on a plane flight in 2003, and the experience left her fearful of enclosed spaces. She also felt her fast-rising stardom made the world seem smaller. "I had a wonderful position in my career, I was very close to my family, and I always considered myself a positive person, so I was With some help from plumber's putty, it attaches to the turtle's upper shell. Black, yellow and red Legos make up the wheelchair. With the wheelchair strapped on, the turtle can move but still keep the bottom of its shell off the ground. It "allows his legs to be freed up so he can move," the zoo's turtle experts said. The turtle appeared to like its new wheels. "He never even hesitated," Fraess said. "He took off and has been doing great." Eastern box turtles are a native species in Maryland. The Baltimore zoo has a special project at Druid Hill Park, where it has tagged and monitored more than 130 turtles over the past decade. Tracking the turtles there helps conservationists learn more about how the turtles manage to survive in an urban setting. This particular turtle, tagged in 2000, is believed to be 18 years old. Because turtles have a slower metabolism, they do not heal as fast as birds and mammals. The turtle will therefore likely use his Lego wheelchair through the winter and into the spring. Officials said the turtle retains strength in its front legs. And even with the wheelchair strapped to him, he still uses his animal instincts, such as "fully closing his shell if he feels threatened," officials said. Once the wheelchair-bound turtle recovers, zoo officials said, they plan to return him to the park. For now, the turtle shows signs of recovering. "He can turn on a dime," Fraess said. "He can scoot like a normal turtle." And Fraess is thrilled that the unique design "wasn't ridiculed for being a zany idea." The Washington Post really beating myself up," she adds. "I felt like I wasn't allowed to feel bad. I felt powerless. Your world becomes smaller and smaller, and you can't breathe, which is the worst feeling I've ever had." And the 38-year-old started to think the best way to deal with the panic attacks was to end her life. "I actually had the feeling of, if I just jump off my balcony this is going to end and I never have to worry about this feeling of my world closing in (again)," she says. She turned to a doctor who initially prescribed her anti-anxiety medicine, but Bundchen made the decision not to take the medication and decided to try changing her lifestyle. "I had been smoking cigarettes, drinkingabottle of wine and three mocha Frappucinos every day, and I gave up everything in one day," she says. "I thought, if this stuff is in any way the cause of this pain in my life, it's gotta go." WENN

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