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Obituaries

Obituary for Sylvia Thomson
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. Sylvia Mae Thomson (Houdek) passed away, surrounded by her family, on February 2, 2021 at the age of 91.
Mom was born to William and Frances Houdek, on the family farm near Springwater on November 11, 1929. She attended Conway School and completed her high school at Springwater School. To further her education, she attended Normal School (Teachers’ College) in Saskatoon where she earned her teaching certificate. She taught at Rowena and Totnes Schools until she married Raymond Thomson on July 8, 1954 in Springwater. Ray and Sylvia took over the family farm and raised four children: Deborah, Denise, Dale and Derek. They continued their mixed farming operation of cattle and grain until their retirement in 1992. In 1996, they purchased a house in Biggar and moved to town.
Over the years, mom was involved in several organizations: Lydden Community Club; Duperow Curling Club; Lydden Multiple 4-H Club (general leader); Eastern Star (including Meals on Wheels); Daughters of the Nile; and New Horizons.
Mom loved sports whether she was a participant or a cheerleader; especially when her grandchildren were involved. These sports included curling, baseball, football, hockey, basketball and skating. Grandma was known to cheer loud and hard and to even disagree with some calls made by the officials.
Mom enjoyed travelling to Bermuda to spend time with her sister, to several parts of the United States for Eastern Star conventions, and from the West coast of Canada to the Maritimes. She especially enjoyed her visits with family and friends at Turtle Lake.
Mom had many interests throughout the years. Her favourites included dancing, gardening, taking care of her flowers, berry picking, knitting, crocheting and completing puzzles. She had two faithful companions, her dogs Michelle and Ben. Many will remember Sylvia taking Ben for walks around town to get exercise and to visit with the neighbours. In recent years, mom spent time playing cards with her regular crew of cardplayers.
Sylvia is survived by her children: Deborah (Verne) Robinson - Kyle (Mandy) Robinson and their children Quinton and Payton; Mya (Mason) Kaun and their children Rae and Dryden; Denise (Weldon) Barber - Lyndon (Whitney) Barber and their children Nova and Ryker; Lindsey Barber (Riley Wallace); Dale (Tracy) Thomson; Derek (Cindy) Thomson – Tyrus Thomson; and Brock Thomson. She is also survived by her sisters Mildred Landry and Gladys Zelenka; sister-in-law Myrle Houdek; numerous nieces and nephews; and lifelong friend Myrtle Robinson.
Sylvia was predeceased by her husband Raymond Thomson in 2002; sisters Blanche, Alma, Irene, Jane and brother Bill.
Mom will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She will forever be in our hearts and we will treasure our memories of her. Gerein Funeral Service is entrusted with arrangements. Tributes in Sylvia’s honour can be made to Biggar and District Health Centre - Long Term Care (Resident Activities) or Palliative Care.
Gordon Frederick Shuttle
Feb 4 1938 - Feb 15 2021

It is with sadness we announce Gordon’s passing. Gordon Frederick Shuttle was born Feb 4th, 1938 in Dodsland Saskatchewan. He passed away following a short illness at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, on Feb 15th, 2021. Gordon is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years Caroline, his three sons Paul (Anahita), Mark, and Peter (Katherine), and his three grandchildren Steven, Katrina, and Cyrus. Gordon was predeceased by his father, Sydney and his mother Lillian, and his sisters Vivian and Jean. He is survived by his brother Brian Shuttle and sister Joan Baker (Bob) and nieces and nephews who also mourn his loss. Growing up on the family farm near Ruthilda he participated in 4H and enjoyed curling. After completing high school in Rosetown, Gordon studied Agriculture and Education at the University of Saskatchewan at the Bachelor and Master’s level, and completed a Doctoral program in Education in Eugene, Oregon. Gordon had a long career, teaching in places such as Maidstone, Marsden, Neilbury, and Zealandia. Later he taught in Saskatoon at Walter Murray High School, Riverview Collegiate, and finally Nutana Collegiate, where he led the re-entry program. Gordon was skilled at carpentry and construction. He was active in the Masonic Lodge and was a volunteer for Parkinson’s research, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. Cremation has taken place and condolences may be left at www.prairieviewchapel.com.



Notices

Thank you to everyone for the hugs, tears, cards, flowers, phone calls, gifts of food, messages, thoughts and prayers on Mom’s passing.
Thank you to Shannon and staff at Sunshine Care Home for making Mom’s last year and a half so much fun.
Thank you to the special group of ladies that phoned her everyday to chat about the latest news.
Thank you to her siblings for everything - the cards, phone calls, visits and errands.
Thank you to Biggar EMS and everyone at Biggar Hospital for looking after Mom so caringly.
Thank you to the staff at Prairie Branches Group Living for the special care given to Kenny at this difficult time.
Last but certainly not least, thank you to Mike and Ed from Gerein Funeral Services for the caring and compassion shown to us during this time.
Brett – you once again knocked the flowers out of the park. Many thanks to you.
Each of you have touched our lives in a way we will never forget.
Again, many thanks – you all have a special place in our hearts.

The family of Lilly Murch – Ed Murch, Ken Murch, Bob Murch, Diane Akister and family.



Miscellaneous

God is Near Us, in our Difficulties
by Father Ed Gibney, St gabriel Catholic Church
In this time when the entire world is facing the affliction of spreading illness and even death, it is a good time to listen to the words of Hosea as he offers us guidance to understand why there are any difficulties in our lives.
He says, “When Ephraim and Judah acknowledge their guilt and seek my face, then they shall cry out to me.”
One positive thing that can grow out of earthly difficulties is that we can be drawn to recognize our need of God. Therefore, whether it is individual afflictions that trouble each of us or the wider pandemic the world faces today, it is valuable to look upon these difficulties in the light of the sinful imperfections in our lives that have separated us from God, and the mercy that God offers to draw us back.
Now, I am not suggesting that COVID or any of the other afflictions we face are the result of sin; as if they were God's punishments, but these difficult times create for us a good opportunity to contemplate how we could be living our lives better. Unfortunately it is human nature that we continue in our imperfect ways until we face some calamity which shocks us into remembering the importance of God in our lives.
In these cases, the difficulties we face cause us to look beyond ourselves and recognize how all of us need God’s assistance. In times of affluence, happiness, health and peace, God is often forgotten, but in the face of adversity there is a tendency for humanity to raise its mind to heaven. Again through Hosea the Lord tells us, “In their distress they will beg my favour,” and we will respond, “Come, let us return to the Lord for he will heal us.”
In times of difficulty we seek forgiveness for careless, self-serving days; to seek the favour of God which has been lost through our own actions; to seek the help which, in better days, has been ignored. We often need to face difficulties that humble us before we again place our trust in God. And those that turn to God, in humility and with a contrite heart, will not do so in vain.
But for those who have accepted the need for humility in their lives it is not necessary to face affliction before turning to God. Humility acknowledges God’s helping hand in all things, every day, and so the humble can seek a closer relationship with God, without the afflictions that arise in the world.
God calls us to humility for humility assists our trust in God, and our trust in God is a sign of our humble love for God.
May God Bless you and keep you safe.



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Biggar Associated Gospel Church
corner of 8th Ave. W. and Quebec St., Biggar
Worship Service • SUNDAY 10:30 a.m.
Children's Sunday School during worship service
Pastor Doug Motz, Church office phone, 306-948-3424

Biggar United Church
907 Quebec St./corner Turnbull Ave., Biggar
Sunday Worship Service • 11 a.m.
Covid restrictions apply


St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church
109-7th Ave. W, Biggar Father Edward Gibney
Parish Phone: 306-948-3330
Saturday Mass Time 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass time 11 a.m.
Sunday School during service
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