Walter Henry Haines

Walter Henry Haines was born on July 27th, 1927 to William and Winnifred (Gerry) Haines on the Odessa farm (SE 1-15-14 W2).  Walter went to his heavenly home on May 4th, 2010.  He lived on the farm and attended Irwin School until 1939 when the family moved to Francis.  In the winters he would go to his uncles farm at Creelman to hunt furs.  He continued to farm with his Dad in the summertime.  On OCtober 12th, 1949 he married Adeline Gutzke and together they farmed on the home farm where they raised their 7 children.  In 1990 they built their retirement home on the acerage in Odessa where they lived until August 2009, when they moved to Weyburn.  Walter was predeceased by his infant brother Leo (1931), father William (1955), infant grandson baby Hackywicz (1978). mother Winnifred (1981), sister Bertha (1995), sister Gertrude (1998), brother Cliff (2008), father in law Norman (1977), mother in law Theresia (1986).  

Walter is survived by his beloved wife, partner and friend, Adeline of over 60 years.  Their seven children: Sheila (Adam) Tomaschefski, Veronica (Hugh) Kopp, Elaine (Allan) Hackywicz, Patricia (Harvey) Weichel, Lionel (Elise) Haines, Kathleen (Barry) Weichel  and Gordon (Dawn) Haines.  Their eighteen grandchildren Garth (Deanne), Nadine (Neil) Raelene (Tyson), Melissa, Angela (Ryan), George (Lacey), Trevor (Stefanie), Janine (David), Lyle (Lindsay), Tyler, AShley, Brett (Angie), Catlin, Dayna, Sara (Nevin), Michael (Cassy), Kyle (Jenna) and Kayla.  Their ten great grandchildren: Damon, Merissa, Macy, Brenae, Alexa, Jennaya, Kailey, Jordyn, Avery, Hudson.  Also survived by sister in law, Louise Haines as well as Adeline's brothers, sisters and their spouses and numerous nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Walter;s life will be held at Holy Family Parish, Odessa Saskatachewan at 2pm on Saturday may 8th, 2010.  Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Odessa Cemetery Fun, Box 29, Odessa, Sask, S0G 3S0

The Active Pallbearers were: Garth Tomaxchefski, Trevor Hackywicz, George Kopp, Lyle Weichel, Kyle Haines, Brett Haines, Michael Weichel, Catlin Haines and Tyler Weichel.  The Honorary Pallbearers were: Melissa Kopp, Nadine Ottenbeit, Angela Krause, Raelene Ottenbreit, Janine Walde, Ashley Haines, Sara WEichel, Kayla Haines and Dayna Haines.  Interment followed in Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, Saskatchewan.  Dondolences may be given to .  Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd.  Weyburn, Saskatchewan (306-842-5432)