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Services

Biggar & District Arts Council are available for bar tending services at your functions/events. Contact Denise at 306-948-2452.


Obituaries

GARY WAYNE ANTONENKO
October  25,1951 - December 14, 2014
 Gary Antonenko of Struan, Sask. passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the age of 63.  Gary is survived by his partner, Constance Schwalm; his daughter, Emily; his two sons, Wayne (Korin) and Greg (Tina); and four grandchildren.  He is also survived by his three sisters, Lorraine (Larry), of Chilliwack, B.C. Eleanor (Terry) of Calgary, Alta. and Sharon (Larry) of Edmonton, Alta., as well as several nieces and nephews, and his husky dog, Eli.  He was predeceased by his parents.
 Gary will be remembered for his quick wit, intelligence and honesty. He took great pride and joy in his gardening, which was obvious every year when he reaped the fruits of his labour.   His vegetables, fruit trees and flowers were planted after much deliberation, and he gave without expecting anything in return.  Coffee was always on at his house, and you never had to have an invitation to stop by.  He will be greatly missed by those who loved him, and the world will never be the same without him, but the angels in heaven will be rejoicing.
 The family would like to give a special thank you for all the kind care and attention given to Gary from the staff at St. Paul's Hospital Palliative care. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made to the St. Paul's Hospital Palliative Care Dept. , Saskatoon, Sask. in memory of Gary. Arrangements have been entrusted to Prairie View Chapel and Crematorium.

Denise Florence MacDonald (nee Dale)
January 11, 1938 – December 14, 2014
Denny was born in Brock, Sask., second oldest and only daughter to Bill and Dorothy Dale.
Denny was raised in the Netherhill/Brock area. The family moved from Netherhill to Brock in the spring of 1950. She completed her high school in Brock and moved to Saskatoon to continue her education. Denny received her nursing training at Saskatoon City Hospital. While in Saskatoon, she met her husband, Charlie MacDonald, and they were married on October 24, 1959. She joined Charlie on the farm at Stranraer, Sask. where they farmed together for 41 years. Charlie and Denny permanently moved to Saskatoon in 2000 where they continued to live until her passing.
Nursing was a vocation for Denny, but was also a way of life. She was truly a ‘care giver’. If there was ever someone in need, Denny was there from the beginning to the end. She had a way of knowing what needed to be done and she took charge of difficult situations. She always wore the hat of the care-giver.
Denny understood the value of community and was totally committed to keeping her extended communities around Stranraer and Plenty vibrant and strong. Nobody could host a party like Charlie and Denny. They took this talent with them when they went to Texas for several winters. Everyone who visited their home left with a full tummy, a full heart and lots of great laughs. She was always there to support events at the church, school, hockey and curling rinks, community halls, ski hill or anywhere else. She especially loved participating in the ladies bonspiels. Through her involvement in community events, she built many strong friendships.
Denny loved her time spent at Murray Lake with their wonderful summer-time neighbors. Their cabin was always welcoming to everyone, and Denny did her best to make everyone’s visit extra special.
Denny was predeceased by her parents, William (Bill) and Dorothy Dale; parents-in-law, Archie and Elizabeth MacDonald; and in-laws, Beverly (Garry) Dale and Diane (Melvin) Dale, Joc and Eilene MacDonald and Margaret and Cyril Burrage. She is survived by her husband, Charles MacDonald of Saskatoon; sons, Garth (Gayle) of Kindersley, Sask., Scott (Cathy) of Warman, Sask.; and daughter, Dianne (Sheldon) Boyd of Saskatoon, Sask. nine grandchildren: Janelle (Chad), Joel, Megan, Blake, TJ, Hailee, Elizabeth, Nathan (Casey), and Jordan, one great-grandson, Charlie Swan; brothers, Bob, Melvin, Garry and Ron (Lorraine); in-laws Betty and Clive Hough; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and great friends.
If you wish, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.


Miscellaneous

WANTED
Old battery collection, Fisher #300 Cadet Squadron. Drop off at the Biggar Landfill OR contact Quentin Sittler at 306-658-2132

Main Street Garage Sale is accepting donations of all items in clean and working condition. Please phone 306-948-1773 or 306-948-5393. Pickup available.


Heated AUTOMOTIVE SHOP RENTAL! Do your own work, 4-post truck lift with roller jack, 7,000 lb. capacity. Hourly or Daily rates. Phone: 306-948-3670 or 306-948-4212.


To all the medical people who helped during my short stay at Biggar Hospital, thank you and Merry Christmas! It is sure nice to know that you are there when we need you.
Sincerely, Bob Mason

Thank you St. Jude for granting my request for prayers.
J.P.


Memoriams

MUC, Tom: November 26, 1959 - December 23, 2005
"Nine years have passed,
From pain you've been blessed.
Yet every day you're in our hearts,
Forever near and very dear."
Love Mom, Jerry, Brent, Brenda, Clayton and Amy

GIDLUCK, West K.: In loving memory, August 29, 1967 - December 20, 2013
"Until we Meet Again.
We think about you always,
We talk about you still,
You have never been forgotten, Dad
and you never will.
We hold you close within our heart
and there you will remain,
To walk and guide us through our lives
until we meet again."
Love always, Raeann and Tara Gidluck

SMITH, Norman and Florence and
LOCKWOOD, Florence:
In our hearts and minds at Christmas…
Our Dad/Grandpa, March 29, 1925 - December 20, 1995; Our Mom/Nannie, March 27, 1930 - April 23, 1997; Our Mom/Grandma/Great-Grandma, March 23, 1912 - June 17, 1995.
Missing you and thinking of you everyday…
Kelly, Floyd, Amanda (Ryan), Jeffrey and Makenzie

KISSER, Michael: In loving memory of our beloved Dad, grandpa and great-grandpa who passed away December 20, 2013.
"What we'd give if we could say
Hello, Dad,, in the same old way
To hear your voice and see your smile
To sit with you and chat a while.
So if you have a father
Cherish him with care
For you'll never know the heartache
Till you see his vacant chair."
Loved and missed forever by your daughter, Glenda; grandchildren, Sonya, and Chad and family


Houses

Two and Three-bedroom houses for rent. Close to downtown and school. Fridge and stove included. For viewing call 306-948-3674 or 306-948-9517 or 306-948-7022.


Employment

Biggar Museum & Gallery now has a position open for a part-time (15 hours per week) office manager. Computer, office and retail experience an asset. Please submit resume to Box 1598, Biggar, SK, S0K 0M0

'Almost Home' Care Home is hiring care aides. Submit resume to Box 1135, Biggar, S0K 0M0, or drop off at 114 - 4th Ave. West, Biggar, or call Sandra @ 306-951-8300.


Coming Events

SUNDAYS in DECEMBER: Presbyterians, Anglicans and Lutherans (PALs) will be worshipping at REDEEMER LUTHERAN Church at 10:30 a.m. except for December 14, when there will be a Service of Lessons and Carols with Christmas Pageant and a Santa visit after, starting at 7:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome. Christmas Eve Service will be at Redeemer at 7:00 p.m. and Christmas Day at 10:30 a.m. For more information or pastoral services, phone Pastor Mark Kleiner at 306-948-3731 or 306-951-7122.

SUNDAYS… You are invited to the weekly services of Biggar Associated Gospel Church, corner of 8th and Quebec Street @ 10:50 a.m. Worship will be at 10:50 a.m. Adult Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. The church office number is 306-948-3424, Terry Wicks, Pastor.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21: Our Lady of Fatima and Friends Parish Choir invites you to our "Spirit of Christmas Concert", 2:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Landis. Desserts to follow. Silver Collection. In the spirit of giving, we will be donating proceeds to the church for new steps.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 11: Biggar & District Arts Council presents… "ROBERT POST", 7:30 p.m. at The Majestic Theatre,, Biggar. Adults/Seniors, $25 (advance, $20); students, 13 and older, $15; children, 12 and under, $5. Advance and Season tickets available at de Moissac Jewellers, Biggar, 306-948-2452.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25: Biggar New Horizons Ukrainian New Year's Banquet, 6 p.m., $25 per person. Tickets sold to New Horizons members until December 31. Tickets sold to the public starting January 1. Catered by Kate Sagon. Sonia Horner's Ukrainian Dancers to entertain.


Agriculture

Pasture land for rent in R.M. of Eagle Creek. Call for details. 306-948-9186