Saturday, December 27, 2014








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Friday, December 19, 2014




LENNOX, Robert Taylor 

Passed away at the Northcott Care Centre in Ponoka, AB on November 10, 2014 at the age of 71 years.

Robert was predeceased by his father Van Cleve, mother Hazel, sisters Beverley Seddon and Rita Johnstone. He is survived by his only nephew and niece, Jeff Johnstone and Jocelyn Holt of Calgary.

Robert was born in Regina, Saskatchewan November 10, 1943. Hockey was a passion for Bobby where he played for the Regina Pats hockey team 1960-1961. He attended and graduated from Martin Collegiate High School in 1962. Following his graduation, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and was stationed in Victoria, B.C from 1963-64.

In 1969, he moved to Calgary where he attended SAIT and earned a degree in steam engineering. He was hired with Suncor and worked in Fort McMurray then resided in Calgary where he worked for many years with the City of Calgary as a steam engineer.

He enjoyed cooking ethnic cuisine, having family BBQ's and going to watch movies at the theatre. He loved watching hockey games and taking trips to the mountains, especially Banff.

At the families request, no services will be held. Memorial tributes can be made directly to the Huntington Society of Canada, 102-5636 Burbank Cres SE, Calgary AB T2H 1Z6 (phone 403-532-0609, A special 'Thank You' to the staff at Northcott Care Centre for their care for Robert and specifically to Margaret Stephanson for her many years of companionship.

Published in The Calgary Herald from Nov. 15 to Nov. 19, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014



John Jack Chandler passed away on Monday, January 25, 2010 at the age of 76 years, after a struggle with COPD and cancer.

He was predeceased by his father John Dave; brother Bill; and brother-in-law Len Moore.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 55 years Daryl; children Mark (Bev), Guy (Donna), David and Michael; grandchildren Michelle, Jennifer (Chad), Brett, Denine and Creeson; great grandchild Paytyn; mother Fern; siblings Doreen Moore and Luella (Rich) Milne; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Jack was well known in the community for his participation in local sporting activities including playing for the Regina Pats as a Right Winger (1951-1954) and Old Timers hockey.

Jack was influential in the Regina mechanical industry, working with Honeywell Controls for 37 years. His passion was his family and their life at the beach, Jake from the Lake.

A CELEBRATION OF JACK'S LIFE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Donations in Jack's memory may be made to Wascana Grace Hospice, 50 Angus Road, Regina, SK S4R 8P6 or to Regina Palliative Care Inc., 4F 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 1A5. Family and friends are invited to sign the online book of condolences at .

Published in The Leader-Post from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2010

Friday, December 12, 2014



Gordon Maurice "Moe":   Moe Young passed into his forever sleep December 8 2014.


He is predeceased by his mother and father, Marie Montgomery and John Fredrick Young, his brother Fredrick Young and his first wife Donna Jean.

Left behind to celebrate his life are his wife of 30 years Sheila Adams and their blended family Debbie (Nigel), Nancy, Shauna (Dale), Sharon (David), John (Linda), 10 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren as well as his sister Jean Edwards (91 years young) and her family.

Moe started his life in Regina, Saskatchewan March 23, 1928, the youngest in his family. Moe's passion was sports including hockey and golf. Hockey became his primary focus. He first played with the Regina Abbotts as a Junior Hockey player (1942-1945), then the Regina Pats assumed the franchise (1946-1947).

 He turned professional with the Boston Bruins organization and played for the Tulsa Oilers 1948-1951 then the Tacoma Rockets 1951-52. During that time he suffered one of his many major concussions that included a stick hit to his right eye leading to loss of sight.

In the fall of 1952, he went to Trail as playing coach of the Smoke Eaters where he stayed until 1955. In 1956 he moved to Kelowna to join the Packers and stayed with them until 1959. He was one of the major team members during the Packers' eight game tour of Sweden and Russia in November 1958.

In1958 the Kelowna Packers won the Western Canadian Championship and made it to the Allan Cup Finals placing runner up to the Belleville McFarlands. Due to the overall achievement in 1958, the Kelowna Packers were selected to carry Canada's name in the International Hockey Exhibitions in Sweden and Russia in November 1958. They were the first Canadian team to play Canada's national game in Russia. And the Packers won the tournament!

Moe won many awards during his hockey career. He was second in the WHL total points race in his final year with the Packers in 1959. He won the Most Valuable Player award in 1952 and 1953, and was coach of the WHL all-star team while he was in Trail. The Fans of Trail wanted him so badly a public subcription was taken up to buy his contract from Boston while he was still in Tacoma.

When Brian Roche went east to play hockey halfway through the 1960-61 season, Moe took over the Kelowna Junior Buckaroos as coach and lead the league to the final against Kamloops. In November 2008, Moe along with his 1958 Kelowna Packers teammates were the first team to be nominated and selected by the Sports Legacy Committee to the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame Museum in the Team category.

During his off season in 1951, Moe won the position as captain of the Willingdon Cup Golf team for Saskatchewan held at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club. Moe was also the non-playing captain of the BC Willingdon Cup gold team in 1953. Moe always felt one of the highlights of his golfing career was playing with Stan Leonard on his Regina Tour at the Wascana Golf and Country Club.

When Moe arrived in Kelowna in 1955-56 he joined the Kelowna Golf and Country Club with a 2 handicap. He went on to win the Low Interior Amateur in 1958, the Ogopogo Open and then won the Kelowna Golf and Country Club Open Championship in 1963. Moe was president of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club 1963-1964.

Moe had many varied experiences in both work and travel. He sold cars  winning the Master Salesmanship Award in BC in the middle 1950s, and was the Sports Director and Local Sales Manager for CHBC, including the nightly sports report. He also tried his hand at being his own boss. Above all he valued his family.

We will all carry many happy memories of his keen sense of humor and welcoming home, especially in his many happy years with his amazing wife, Sheila. Moe's family thanks Dr. M. Bobyn for amazing support and to all the wonderful caring folks who looked after Moe at the Good Samaritans Mountainview Village Care home in Kelowna. In keeping with Moe's wishes there will not be a funeral. Moe's immediate family will be gathering at a later date to share many happy stories. In lieu of flower please feel free to make donations to Alzheimer's research or charity of your own choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting 250-860-7077.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014




  for the THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR tonight against

 Brandon Wheat Kings 4-2 ! 

For the third year in a row, Pavel Padakin scored the “teddy bear goal” for his team as the Regina Pats prevailed 4-2 over the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings in WHL action on Wednesday.  He twice accomplished the feat while with the Calgary Hitmen.

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