September 28, 1956 - January 13, 2015
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Larry Silvernagle. Larry passed away with family by his side after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Larry is survived by his wife of nearly 35 years, Linda; son, Colton (Melissa) and their sons, Reid and Rylan; son, Brock; mother, Pearl Silvernagle; sister, Karen Silvernagle; brothers, Trent (Anita) Silvernagle, Derek (Sandi) Silvernagle; in-laws, James and Annette McKay; sisters-in-law, Betty (Charlie) Beaupre, Kathy (Bruce) Soke; brother-in-law, Jim (Donna) McKay; along with numerous nieces and nephews, uncles, aunts and many cousins. Larry was predeceased by his father, Edward Silvernagle; grandparents, Jacob and Cecelia Silvernagle, Cecil and Mabel Donahue; and great-niece, Erynn Jezowski.
Larry was born September 28, 1956 in Biggar, Sask. He was the first born child to Edward and Pearl Silvernagle. He grew up and attended school in Biggar. Larry began his working career with the Town of Biggar, then began his lengthy career with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure in which he completed his 40th year of service this past November. Larry enjoyed spending his holidays working closely with his brother Trent and nephews Chris and Brant for Silver Eagle Excavating.
Larry met the love of his life, Linda McKay in 1978 and they were married on June 21, 1980. They enjoyed their time together by travelling to see family and heading to the SIR track. They were blessed with two sons, Colton in 1983 and Brock in 1988. Larry enjoyed sharing his passions with his boys, from fast cars to sports, to farming with family and friends, to teaching them about operating heavy equipment. His greatest joys in life were his grandsons, Reid and Rylan. His eyes lit up every time he was with them, and his Peanut and Squirt were the only ones he was willing to share his chocolate bars with.
The celebration of remembrance was held Monday, January 19, 2015 from St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church, Biggar with Father Michel Bedard as celebrant. Readers were Rev. Jane Gallagher, Kathy Sarvas, and Melissa Silvernagle; Offertory Gifts were Robyn and Spencer Silvernagle; Eulogists were Karen, Trent and Derek Silvernagle. Honour Guard was the Ministry of Highways & Infrastructure. Honourary Bearers were all those who shared in Larry's life; Active Urn Bearers were Colton, Reid and Rylan Silvernagle; ushers were Chris and Brant Silvernagle. Interment will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Saskatchewan International Raceway operated by Saskatchewan Drag Racing Association Inc., Box 7859, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 4R5; or The Pink Warrior Foundation (for cancer research), P.O. Box 38001 Preston Crossing, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 1H2 www.pinkwarriorfoundation.org.
Arrangements were entrusted to Grondin Funeral Services, Biggar, "Our family serving your family since 1963".
Arthur Rudolph Kurbis
November 8, 1937 - January 3, 2015
We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Arthur Kurbis in Biggar Hospital, Biggar, Sask. on January 3, 2015 at the age of 77 years.
Arthur was born on the family farm on November 8, 1937. He grew up on the farm and attended Monarch School and found it very hard. He hated school but enjoyed playing ball and being pitcher for the Monarch team. After he left school, he worked for several farmers. He then worked for the Pool company building and repairing elevators, then worked at Nelson Homes in Lloydminster for eight years; then he worked for a local contractor. He then went to Key Lake mining where he was Camp attendant. When his mother had failing health, he came home and looked after her and Elmer until Mom passed away. He lived in a small house until health problems began and then went to Diamond Lodge where he resided until his passing.
He is survived by his brothers, Bill Kurbis, Gordon Kurbis, and Elmer Kurbis all of Biggar, Sask., Ed Kurbis of Hanna, Alta.; sisters, Lily Murch of Biggar, Ruth Pudrycki of Middle Lake, Sask., Doreen Long of Snowden, Sask., Jan (Jack) Kurbis of Melfort, Sask., Margaret Schaeffer of Eureka, California; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Adolph and Emily Kurbis; brothers-in-law, Alfred Murch, Alfred Pudrycki, Richard Long, Don Schaeffer; nephew, Jason Long (1985).
Funeral Service was held on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. from Redeemer Lutheran Church, Biggar, Sask. with Pastor Mark Kleiner officiating. Eulogist was Ed Kurbis; and organist was Diana Dolack. Honourary Bearers were all those who shared in Art's life; Active Bearers were Bob Murch, Diane Akister, Carman Long, James Long, Brad Kurbis and Ross Pudrycki. He was laid to rest in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Rest In Peace.
Grondin Funeral Service, Biggar entrusted with arrangements, "Our family serving your family since 1963".