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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 THE SASKATOON STARPHOENIX C5 Share memories of a loved one; view and sign the guest book. Visitthestarphoenix.comremembering 1-855-535-1470 FAX: 1-888-744-3725 EMAIL: ANN0UNCEMENTSTHESTARPH0ENIX.COM THESTARPH0ENIX.COMPLACEANANN0UNCEMENT 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 CREASY, Robert HARRISON, Effie HULAK, Selina LAWRENCE , Stephen MCDONALD , Heather MCCLELLAN , Rowena MILLARD, Neil MUELLER, Geraldine NASH, Jim PITKA, Richard REINBOLD, Jacob SMITH, Hugh STEEN, Graeme ZACHARIAS , Harry Notices may not appear alphabetically due to space requirements. CREASY, Robert August 3, 1937-November 16,2018 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Robert (Bob) F. Creasy on November 16, 2018. Robert was born in Brandon Manitoba. He had a big heart, always wanting to help people. He worked as a mental health and social worker for 45 years within the provinces of Saskatchewan, N.W.T and Manitoba and often traveled to other areas in Canada to offer training and assistance to foster parents, and child, and family services. He was predeceased by his father Gerald Creasy of Austin, MB (April 17, 1906-November 24, 1987) and his stepmother, Elsie Irene (McPhail) Creasy of Rosedale, MB. (May 4, 1903-December 30, 1985). Robert's birth mother Anne Roe (1907) Married Gerald Creasy on September 19, 1931, and died in childbirth in 1939. Bob was also predeceased by his sister Barbara Pirie of Stonewall , MB, and his wife Marjory Anne Isabelle Creasy (Karlenzig) of Selkirk, MB, (June 23, 1943- February 14, 2018). Bob leaves behind many friends and family. His three children: Maria Gordon (Brent Gordon, Hailey, Aaron and Hanna Pankratz), Devon Creasy, Landon Creasy (Jocelyn Anderson, Nicholas and Zachary) and sisters Barbara Pirie of Stonewall, MB and Margo Oliver of Selkirk, MB and their families. We will be having a celebration of life in the spring to honour our dad when friends and family are able to attend. Contact Maria Gordon for information regarding this at a later date. Condolences may be left at Arrangements entrusted to PRAIRIE VIEW CREMATION AND MEMORIAL SERVICES (306-242-7884). HARRISON, Effie February 4, 1927 - November 22, 2018 Our dear wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother will be greatly missed by her loving husband of nearly 70 years, Basil, son Wayne (Brenda) Harrison, daughters Kathy Koppang, and Sherry (Don) Campbell, six grandchildren, Tracy (Jean- Paul) Berretta, Tylar (Theresa) Koppang, Heather (Trevor) Gray, Graeme (Kimberly) Harrison, Nathan Taves and Alex (Brittany) Campbell, five precious great-grandchildren, Lucas and Tea Berretta and Aiden, Kate and Rowan Gray. She was predeceased by her parents, Timofay and Irina Naumtez, brother Percy and sisters Christine, Ella and Lahna. She is her survived by her sister Lillian, many nieces and nephews, and several first cousins in the Ukraine. Effie was born in a small village in the Ukraine; when she was six months old the family immigrated to Canada and settled in the Hubbard area. She attended Stanisloff Elementary School and Hubbard High School. In 1946 Effie moved to Saskatoon to attend Saskatoon Business College. At the completion of her course she worked at the Department of Highways until her marriage in 1949 to Basil. Together they raised their three children in the Riversdale area. When the youngest started school Effie resumed her career, working for Intercontinental Packers, Sears Canada and finally for Corrections Canada, from where she retired in 1990. In her retirement she enjoyed embroidering, sewing, knitting, baking, gardening, reading and spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She had a very close and special relationship with each of them and they all have many wonderful "Nanny" memories as well as being recipients of her amazing handiwork which they will always have as treasured keepsakes. Her one regret was not being able to meet her identical twin great-granddaughters born this year; however, having learned how to use a computer at the age of 88 she was able to follow their progress on a daily basis. The family expresses a special thanks to the wonderful, caring staff at Luther Riverside Towers and the Royal University Hospital who went above and beyond the call of duty in the past two weeks. A family memorial service will be held in the summer of 2019 near Hubbard. Condolences may be left at Arrangements entrusted to PRAIRIE VIEW CREMATION AND MEMORIAL SERVICES (306-242-7884). HULAK, Selina 1956-2018 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Selina Hulak on Friday, November 23 at St. Paul's hospital after an incredibly courageous and inspiring battle with cancer. Born in 1956, Selina spent most of her childhood in Unity, SK before moving to Saskatoon where she surrounded herself with many wonderful friends and family. Selina never missed an opportunity to meet loved ones for coffee, enjoyed her regular bingo outings, and above all she always loved a great laugh. Predeceased by her father Stan Kolojay, Selina is survived by her loving husband of 34 years John Hulak, beloved son David (Danny), grandson Drayken, mother Blanche Kolojay, sisters Gerarda Kolojay and Maria Fornwald (Rocky), and brother Dan Kolojay (Heather). Selina will forever be remembered for her selflessness, humour, passion for life, and that incredibly contagious smile! Prayers will be held Thursday, November 29 at 7 p.m. with funeral to follow on Friday, November 30 at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish in Saskatoon (Broadway & 8th). Condolences may be left at Arrangements entrusted to WESTWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL (306-653-3434). LAWRENCE, Stephen He passed Sunday, November 18, 2018. There will be a committal service Wednesday, November 28 at 10 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery. For those wishing to attend please be at the cemetery gates at 9:45 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME (306-244-5577). Ml" MCDONALD, Heather November 10, 1954 November 23, 2018 Heather McDonald passed away suddenly on November 23, 2018 at Royal University Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Heather was born in Edmonton, Alberta on November 10, 1954, the youngest of three sisters. She grew up in Saskatoon and Pike Lake area where she attended school. She attended Saskatoon business college as a young adult studying administration. Heather worked at a variety of companies and was known for her work ethic. She had three children, and spent countless hours and energy fundraising so that she could see them participating in activities that made them happy. One of Heather's enjoyments in life was decorating for Christmas, especially with her snowman collection. Heather will always be remembered for her boisterous laugh, her enthusiasm for sports, especially embarrassing her children while they played, her crafting creativity and investing in family. Heather is lovingly remembered by her three children, Matthew, Jonathan and Kristin Duchak, and her sister, Beverly Lackie. Heather loved and was very dedicated to her grandson Emerson. Heather was predeceased by her parents Elmer and Alice McDonald; sister Sharon Ives; and brother-in-law Hal Lackie. The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018 at West Portal Church, 3134 33rd Street West. Heather's family would like to send a heartfelt thank-you to the staff in the CCU at RUH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 1011 University Dr., Saskatoon, SK. S7N 0K4. Condolences may be left at Arrangements entrusted to WESTWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL (306-653-3434). STEEN, Graeme Elgin January 16, 1952 - November 18, 2018 With great sadness, we announce that November 18, 2018 at the age of 66. Graeme is survived by spouse Roxanne Inch and her mother Jeanette Campbell of Saskatoon; sisters Sharon Sanders of Regina and Sandra (Bill) Bruneau of Vancouver; nieces Rochelle (Bill) Douris of Toronto, Jill (Russ) Clarke of Regina, Allyson (Dean) McDonald of Regina, and Heather (Mike) Morhart of Edmonton; nephew Jon (Maria) Bruneau of Coquitlam; and 14 grandnieces and grandnephews. Graeme was predeceased by his parents Elgin (2004) and Marguerite Steen (2014), and his brother-in-law Garth Sanders (2014). Graeme was born in Craik, Saskatchewan and lived on the family farm in Aylesbury, Saskatchewan and in Craik musical household. His father played saxophone and clarinet, his mother played and taught piano, and his sisters played piano and sang. Graeme's mother and father played in several dance bands throughout Central Saskatchewan. Graeme's talent on the clarinet was apparent from an early age; he excelled at local music festivals and competitions, and played with the Craik Junior Band. From age 14, he travelled to Saskatoon for lessons with Dr. David Kaplan at U. of S., and later enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan. While a student, he played clarinet in the wind ensemble and saxophone in the Jazz Lab band. Graeme received his Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1973. Meanwhile shows and musicals, with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and the Heidelberg" dance band. In 1975 he director for the "Yevshan" Ukrainian Royal Albert Hall. Upon graduation, Graeme briefly taught to ventures including co-ownership of Studio West, a music recording studio, and the start-up of his own business, Electric Arts Multimedia. He was a skilled and innovative graphic artist, creating vinyl signs, slide shows, websites, logos and desktop publications. In 1985, he returned to music education, on contract for the Saskatchewan Music Educators Association (SMEA) as communications consultant. He was committed to supporting and promoting music education. One of his primary passions was the provincial high school honour band, choir, and orchestra program. His working relationship with the SMEA further evolved when he was hired into a salaried position as Communications and IT specialist. He was a dedicated and visionary team member with a keen supporting the SMEA's high standards Graeme's interest in jazz music led him to be a board member of the Saskatoon Jazz Society from 1996 to 2000 and he was the Manager of the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival during the 2000-2001 season. Graeme loved the artistic expression and camaraderie of playing in ensembles like the Saskatoon Concert Band, where he met Roxanne, who shared his love of music. Graeme also enjoyed drawing and sketching. He took up painting in earnest fifteen years ago, producing dozens of remarkable oil paintings mostly of Saskatchewan scenes and prairie life. A Memorial Service will be held on Acadia-McKague's Funeral Centre (915 reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SMEA Graeme Steen Memorial Scholarship Fund. Dignity MCLELLAN, Rowena 1925-2018 McLellan, Rowena. Faithful Servant of Christ, died November 22 at Saskatoon, aged 93. Rowena was predeceased by her parents Gerald Smith and Eva Young, her husbands Rev. Robert McLellan in 1978 and Rev. Bert Mather in 2007 and her daughter Jane Elford in 2007. She is survived by: son Jim (Pat) and their children Bob and Derek, son in law Bob Elford and daughter Jane's three children Susan, Robert and Megan, son Dave (Cathy) and their children Kari, Stacey and Cassaundra, and daughter Marnie (Jim) Farn and their children Alex and Amanda. She is also survived by six great grandchildren, Sadie, Carson, Faith, Hope, Allan and Jane. A Memorial Service will be held at McClure United Church, 4025 Taylor Street, Saskatoon on Saturday, December 1 at 1 :30 pm. Rowena was born at Napanee, Ontario. At age 1 7, she left home to study at the University of Toronto, where she obtained a B.A. and an M.S.W. During her young adulthood, she was employed at the Y.W.C.A. in Weston, and taught at Ontario Ladies College. In 1952, she married Robert McLellan, and together they started a life of service to the United Church in Saskatchewan, first in Hudson Bay, followed by Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon. One highlight of her life of service was receiving the Citizen of the Year Award in Prince Albert in 1962, for her work in the establishment of the Friendship Centre. Other volunteer work included Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Canadian Girls in Training and countless Committees of her Church. Rowena married Bert Mather in 2005. Their marriage was a blessing to both of them. Rowena's children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are grateful for her constant love and support. The family appreciates the outstanding care Rowena received from the staff at Amy McClure House, especially Michelle, Tiffiny, Vanita and Lois. During her final weeks, niece Ann Forcellini and friend Margaret Anderson were of great assistance and comfort. Friends wishing to remember Rowena's life may contribute to the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada, Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services or a charity of their choice. Funeral arrangements by Saskatoon Funeral Home. Graeme passed away suddenly on during winter months. He grew up in a he played professionally in various travelled to London, England as musical Folk ballet ensemble, performing in the school music. His career path shifted artistic eye. He took great satisfaction in of excellence. Saturday, December 1 at 11:00 a.m. ai Acadia Drive, Saskatoon) with lunch LIFE WELL HBH MILLARD, Neil It is with both sadness and love we announce the passing of Neil Alfred Millard, 80, of Moose Jaw, SK who left us peacefully surrounded by family on November 24, 2018 in the Dr. F. H. Wigmore Regional Hospital. Neil was born on June 18, 1938 in Canwood, SK. He was predeceased by his parents Betty and Otis Millard; his loving wife of 45 years, Jean (nee Burwell); parents-in-law, Robert and Marjorie Burwell (nee Mather); sister-in-law, Judy Burwell; and brother-in-law, Thomas Burwell. Neil is survived by his son, Ken (Rosa-Lea) and their children, Jacqueline and Nicholas; daughter Jennet (Patrick) Wilson and their son, Spencer; and son Robert (Charlene); sister, Fernelle (Larry) Fjerwold; sister-in-law, Betty Burwell (nee Collyer), cousins, nieces, nephews and many cherished friends. Neil faithfully served as a United Church minister for 33 years in La Ronge, Star City, Birch Hills, and Biggar. He coached baseball, actively supported Camp Tapawingo and Camp Outlook, and volunteered for many other groups. He retired to Asquith in 2003 with Jean and later to Moose Jaw. Being a grandfather to his three grandchildren, Jacqueline, Nicholas, and Spencer, brought him immense joy and pride. Everyone who knew Neil couldn't help but notice his infectious laugh and enthusiasm for life. He loved to share his interest in Ford vehicles, trains, and his Diefenbaker impersonation. His true passion was baseball, and he eagerly infused baseball lingo into his conversations. He was a fan of the Blue Jays but his true loyalty belonged to his childhood favourite, the New York Yankees. Neil made friends everywhere he went and will be forever remembered as a man who selflessly shared his love, laughter, and faith. The funeral service will be Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Zion United Church in Moose Jaw with Rev. Ellis officiating. Interment is at 11 a.m. at the Asquith Cemetery on Sunday, December 2 with a lunch following at noon in the Asquith Seniors Centre. Donations in memory of Neil can be made to Zion United Church, 423 Main St N, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0W5. Online condolences can be shared at MUELLER, Geraldine "Gerri" Caroline (nee Frank) The sudden and unexpected death of Geraldine "Gerri" Caroline (nee Frank) Mueller, 78 years of Humboldt, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018, at Royal University Hospital. Gerri will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 57 years Leonard Mueller of Humboldt: six children: Gordon (Kendra) Mueller of Humboldt, Michelle Mueller of Lloydminster, SK, Lisa (Allan) de Paiva of Calgary, AB, Karen (Richard) Kelln of Toronto, ON, Regan (Melanie) Mueller of Mukilteo, WA, USA and Lenny Jr's family Lisa Mueller of Saskatoon: 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Public Visitation will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018, at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home Hwy 5 East Humboldt from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. celebrated by Fr. Joseph Salihu at St. Augustine R.C. Church Humboldt. Interment will follow at Assumption of our Blessed Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery in Marysburg, SK. Memorial donations in Gerri's memory may be directed to St. Elizabeth's Ladies Auxiliary Centennial Cardiac Endowment (cheques made payable to Humboldt District Hospital Foundation) in Humboldt. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUENRAL HOME Humboldt. 306-682-1622.

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