Maule Omar Mcewen
Maule Omar McEwen passed away peacefully on December 16, 1999 at the age of 88 years.
Maule is survived by his wife, Betha; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joy and Barry Dowler and Carrol and Lorne Wells; four grand-children and four great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Red Deer Lake United Church (west on Highway 22X, past Spruce Meadows) on Monday, December 20, 1999 at 1 pm with the Rev. Bruce Sheasby officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor's choice.
In living memory of Maule McEwen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, 'Fish Creek Chapel,' 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, Telephone: (403) 256-9575.
Christopher Todd Szigety
Christopher Todd Szigety was born on January 19, 1978. He was the youngest of three children born to Jim and Jeanette Szigety. He was the highlight of his family's life. He was such a sensitive, soft-hearted person and was so perceptive of other's feelings. This showed in his love for his family. He would always give them hugs and tell them he loved them, no matter where he was or who was around.
Chris loved animals and always formed a bond with them. Misty, the family dog, was actually Chris's dog. She slept with him every night and he would let her take up the whole bed. After she passed away, he kept two of her toys in his room to remember her by. Chris formed the same bond with Jackie's dog, Bailey. She would rush into the house and head straight downstairs to see Chris. He was her best friend.
Chris was always involved in sports growing up. He played hockey, baseball and golf. He skied, water skied, skated, fished and roller bladed. He was also a ski instructor and a baseball umpire.
Over the last several years, Chris had become very involved in outdoor back country sports. He loved the mountains and the outdoors. The activities he had taken up included rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, snow shoeing, quading and snow boarding. Chris would strap his snowboard onto his backpack and snow shoe up a mountain just for the thrill of that one ride down in fresh powder. This year, Chris and a friend camped out overnight in the Lake Louise parking lot for opening day. They slept under the stars, on their cots, and when they woke up, their sleeping bags were covered with snow. All this just to be the first ones up the mountain to make the first tracks down.
Family trips and holidays were always special to Chris. He always made them so enjoyable because he would get so excited and it would rub off on everyone else. This included Christmas, Easter, birthdays and summer camping trips. Chris loved fishing with his dad and bringing home the fish to show his mom and cook over the open fire. One camping trip, Chris was just little, and it rained the whole time. He spent his days collecting earthworms in a pail until it was right full. He always did little things like that to entertain his family.
Chris had very strong family ties. His room was covered with pictures of the members of his family. He and his mom always had a special bond. They spent many nights reading books and snuggling when his dad was away working. He and his dad had become best friends. Chris knew his dad would do anything for him. Chris's sisters idolized him and he was such a good little brother to them. Chris and Ward had become like brothers, as Chris was only 10 when Ward and Kim started dating. They grew up together. Chris loved his two little nephews so much. He wanted only the best for them and spoiled them any chance he could. It was so cute because they would get so excited to see him.
We can all take comfort in knowing Chris was very happy, because he was planning on moving into a little log house out by Millarville last Sunday. He had been looking for a house like that for a long time and he had finally found his little place out close to the mountains.
Chris has always been his own individual person. He has had his own style ever since he was a little boy. He was always the one with the different haircut and the one who listened to different music. Chris had an energy about him that made him fun to be around. He had a magnetic personality and shining smile and everyone who knew him just loved to be with him. He had a way of making the people he cared about feel special about themselves. We are all so lucky to have known Chris and had him in our lives. He has touched each one of us in some way and we are proud to have shared our lives with him. You don't live unless you live your life the way you want to live it. Chris did that. He lived his life to the extreme. He lived for the moment. He was a free spirit and lived by his emotions. Of all the gifts he has given us, this is one with a lesson attached to it. Chris wouldn't want us to be sad. He would want us to embrace life and live it to the fullest. Although we will miss him in the physical sense, Chris will always be with us, and we will carry and treasure our memories of him and the gifts he had given us, in our hearts.
Chris is survived by his parents, Jim and Jeanette Szigety of Okotoks; his two older sisters and their families, Jackie (Jamie) Mior and their son Kaden of Okotoks and Kim (Ward) Salmon of Stettler and their son, Jace. Also, his Poppa, Rueben Iles of Swift Current, Sask. and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service was held at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Okotoks on Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at 1 pm. Ms. Marilyn Evans of the Okotoks United Church officiated.
If desired, in memory of Chris, memorial contributions may be made to the Calgary Humane Society, 1323 - 36 Avenue N.E., Calgary, T2E 6T6.
Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Phone 938-3111.
Mrs. Minnie (nee Silvester) Marshall, of Millarville, passed away at the Rising Sun Extended Auxiliary, Black Diamond, on Sept. 23, 1998 at the age of 69 years. Minnie is survived by her brothers, John (Flo) Silvester of Claresholm, Arthur of Grande Prairie, Charlie of Turner Valley and Jim (Kathleen) of Millarville; two sisters, May Silvester of Calgary and Alice Hampton of Turner Valley, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Minnie was predeceased by her husband Harold on Feb. 13, 1978; her parents, Ernest Silvester in 1964 and Alice Silvester in 1960; her brothers, Tom, Albert and Ernie; sisters, Annie Eden, Isabella Shaw and Daisy Battle.
Minnie was born in Kew, Alberta on January 1, 1929. She was the eleventh child of 13. She lived at home until her marriage to Harold Marshall on Feb. 14, 1952. Minnie and Harold spent a great deal of time in Kananaskis Country, as they were both avid hunters and sportsmen and loved the outdoors.
A celebration of Minnie's life will be held at the Square Butte Hall on Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998 at 2 pm. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Parkinson's Society of Southern Alberta, 480D - 360 Avenue SE, Calgary, T2G 1W4.
William Roy Arndt
William Roy Arndt, passed away on Tuesday, September. 22, 1998 at the age of 42 years. Beloved husband of Bonny Arndt of Okotoks. He also leaves to cherish his memory, one son, Jesse; two daughters, Brianne and Rayelle; his mother, Helen Arndt; one sister, Donna (Tom) Materi and their son, Rob, all of Okotoks; two brothers-in-law, Peter (Judy) Furhmann and their son Jacob, and Kenny Furhman (Carol) and their two children, Cody and Kristine, all of Vancouver, BC. He was predeceased by his father Reinhardt Arndt and his mother and father-in-law Bud and Marjorie Wood.
Bill was raised and received his education in Golden Prairie, Saskatchewan. He was employed in the oil and gas industry for most of his adult life. The most important things in his life were the love and affection he felt for his wife and children. His devotion and dedication was utmost and was expressed in his involvement and participation in all activities. Bill will be remembered as a sincere, loving, caring, affectionate father and husband.
Services were held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Okotoks, on Thursday, September 24, 1998 at 11 am. Marilyn Evans of the Okotoks United Church officiated. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, 1820 Richmond Road SW, Calgary, AB, T2T 5C7 or the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2G 3Y6. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Phone (403) 938-3111.
Larry Douglas Bull
It is with great sadness that the family of Larry Douglas Bull announce his passing at the Foothills Hospital on Jan. 7, 1999. Larry died at age 52 of complications from kidney disease.
Larry is survived by his children, Dallas Bull and Laura Bull, High River, his mother Grace Bull, Turner Valley, sister Brenda (Ernie) Geiger, Millarville, brother Gerald (Sandra), Millarville, sister-in-law Linda Bull, Turner Valley, as well as nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father George W. Bull and brother George M. Bull.
Larry was born Dec. 3, 1946 and grew up on the family ranch at Millarville. He later farmed in the Herronton-Blackie area.
Services were held at Christ Church Millarville on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999 at 2 pm. The Rev. Bob Griffin officiated. Cremation, Parklawn Crematorium. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Oilfields Health Foundation, P.O. Bag 1, Black Diamond, AB, T0L 0H0. Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Phone 938-3111.
Gervais 'Bob' Lazette
Gervais Ewen 'Bob' Lazette of Rocky Mountain House, AB passed away at the Oilfields General Hospital on Dec. 18, 1998 at the age of 69 years. He is survived by his sons, Michael Lazette, Ontario, Leonard (Shannon) Lazette, Invermere, BC; his daughters, Linda (Harvey) Hummel, Longview, Brenda (Tom) Fenwick, Turner Valley, Sue (Kim) Christensen, High River; and by his grandchildren, Wesley and Aaron Lazette, Jason, Annette, Melissa Lazette, Shaun, Michelle and Curtis Hummel, Teresa, Krista and Kelsey Goss, Steve Meyer, Kyle and Tyrel Christensen and great-grandson Kyle Lazette. Bob is also survived by his brothers John Jazette, Joe Lazette of Calgary, Bernard Lazette and sister Myrtle of Ontario and their families.
A memorial service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, High River on Monday, Dec. 21, 1998 at 10:30 am. Cremation took place at Parklawn Crematorium. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Oilfields Health Foundation, P.O. Bag 1, Black Diamond, T0L 0H0. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, High River. (652-2222/938-3111).
Elmer Harley Mason
Mr. Elmer Harley Mason, formerly of Turner Valley, passed away at the Alberta Hospital, Ponoka, on January 3, 1999 at the age of 91 years. Elmer is survived by his son, Jim (Beatrice) Mason of Black Diamond, daughter, Donna Mae Rosell and her special friend Harold Hogge of Black Diamond; grandchildren, Lynnann Marie (Brian Lynn) and their children Jesaca Amber and Sara Nicole; Robin Lee and her daughter Crystal Lee; Robert (Tammy) and their children Donna Mae and Mathew, as well as his brother Bob (Betty) Mason of Bow Island, AB. Elmer was predeceased by his wife Doris in 1990, brother Orville and sister Edith.
Funeral services were held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, High River on Thursday, January 7, 1999 at 2 pm. Interment followed at Highwood Cemetery, High River. The Rev. Paul Rumbolt officiated. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, T2G 3Y6 or the Canadian Diabetes Assoc., Suite 114, 1212 - 1 St. S.E., Calgary, T2G 2H8. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. 200 Woodgate Rd. Phone 938-3111.
Caroline (Kerrie) Wells
Caroline (Kerrie) Wells, of Turner Valley, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998 at the age of 96 years.
She leaves to mourn her son, Bill (Jean) Wells of Langley, BC; grandchildren, Shirley (Del) Prosser of Mission, BC, Susan (Karl) Blank of Abbottsford, BC and Ken (Kathy) Wells of Calgary; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 7, 1999 at Jacques Funeral Chapel with Rev. Giovanni DiVincenzo officiating. Cremation took place at Jacques Funeral Home and Crematorium. Interment to follow at a later date at Queens Park Cemetery, Calgary.
Arrangements in care of Jacques Funeral Home and Crematorium, 12700 Macleod Trail South, Calgary. Telephone 297-0711.