It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Goodman on July 22 from cancer. Don was born in Broadview, Sask. in 1931 to Janet and Mindy Goodman. He was a paratrooper in the Royal Canadian Artillery and later worked in Moose Jaw, Sask. where he met his wife, Vera. In 1959 they moved to Sundre where they developed the Pioneer Ranch Camp. As a contractor in the Calgary area, he took the time and effort to build houses and farm buildings of exceptionally fine quality.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Vera; three daughters Cathy Goodman (Scott Paton), Susan Blomfield (Peter Blomfield), Judy Goodman (James McMahon); Vera's mother Thelma Lockhart of Moose Jaw; and his special friend and apprentice, Luc LeBlanc. He was a cherished 'Poppa' to grandchildren Sean, Bryce and Rachel Blomfield. Our family has been richly blessed with many friends and relatives who will remember Don for his generosity, his love and knowledge of horses, his entertaining stories and jokes, and his crusty common sense.
We invite you to celebrate Don;s life with us at the Western Heritage Centre, Cochrane, Alberta on Sunday, August 27 at 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Boys and Girls Club Community Services, 731 - 23 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 1C8 or to a charity of your choice.
Tilda 'Tillie' Potter
Mrs. Tilda 'Tillie' Potter, of Black Diamond, passed away at the Rising Sun Long Term Care, Black Diamond, on August 11, 2000 at the age of 89 years. Tillie is survived by her children: Harvey (Peggy) of Pincher Creek, Sheila (Bill) Downey of Raven, Jim (Butch) of Black Diamond, Larry (Arlene) of Calgary, 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Tillie is also survived by her sister Alice Kent of Innisfail, brothers, Norman (Evelyn) Tollefson and Ardell (Dorothy) Tollefson all of Camrose. She was predeceased by her husband Everett in 1993 and grandson Daniel Downey in 1976.
Funeral services were held at the Black Diamond Gospel Chapel, Black Diamond, on Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 2:30 pm. Pastor Art Siemens officiated. Interment followed at the Foothills Cemetery. If desired, in memory of Tillie, memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun Long Term Care, Bag #1, Black Diamond, AB., T0L 0H0. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.
George Lawrence Norris
Mr. George Lawrence Norris, of Okotoks, born April 13, 1916, passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on May 24, 1999. Lawrence is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margaret; sons, Glen (Christine) of Ladysmith, BC and Allan of Okotoks; sister, Catherine (Hartley) Patton of Calgary; as well as brothers-in-law Ron McLauchlan, Bill (Betty) Stevenson; and sister-in-law Laura McLauchlan, all of Calgary; grandchildren, Christopher and Timothy of Ladysmith, BC, Erin, John and Benjamin of Saskatoon, SA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lawrence was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Laura; brothers, Howard, Gordon, Harold and Leslie; and granddaughter Adrienne.
Lawrence farmed in the DeWinton area prior to moving to Okotoks where he was the manager of the Okotoks Seed Cleaning plant for 20 years before retiring.
Funeral services were held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Rd., Okotoks on Thursday, May 27, 1999 at 1:30 pm. Ms. Marilyn Evans officiated. Interment followed at Pine Creek Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the staff of the ICU unit and unit 74 of the Rockyview Hospital for their exceptional care and kindness. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1825 Park Road SE, Calgary, T2G 3Y6 or to the Rockyview General Hospital, Unit 74, 7007 - 14 St. SW, Calgary, T2V 1P9.
Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Phone 938-3111.
Catherine Lynne Hansen
Catherine Lynne Hansen passed peacefully at her home from the arms of her family to the embrace of God on May 20, 1999 following a courageous inspirational struggle with cancer. Catherine was the dearly loved wife of Dr. Jim Hansen and mother of Kristin, Sonja, Kaja and Bjarne. She will be immensely missed by Jim and the children; her parents Christine and Bill Cameron of Okotoks; brothers, Bruce of Edmonton and his children Jennifer and Jonathan; Brian (Kathleen) of Calgary and son William; sisters-in-law Joan (Dewain) Bailey of Eatonia, SA, and Barbara Hansen (Stephen Tyler) of Victoria, BC and their families; mother-in-law Frances Hansen of Eatonia, SA; her special 'sister' Arlene (Lutz) Sonnenberg; in addition to her aunts and uncles, cousins and many friends.
Catherine was born on March 21, 1954 in Prince Alberta, SA. Her early childhood years were spent in a variety of locations, including Montreal, followed by the passage of her teen years in Rome, Italy. The pursuit of a post secondary education in Archaeology at the University of Calgary was interrupted by her marriage to Jim on Dec. 6, 1975 in Cochrane, AB. The intervening years saw moves to several locations in Canada with a return to Calgary in 1982 and subsequent acreage living near Okotoks in 1989. Catherine was a wonderful, giving person whose family and friends were truly blessed by her guidance and devotion in addition to the sharing of numerous interests including hiking, cross-country skiing, horses, art, literature, music, crafts and gardening. Catherine was regarded as a gift of God and the family and friends gathered to celebrate her life at the Okotoks United Church on Friday, May 28, 1999 at 7 pm. Ms. Marilyn Evans of the Okotoks United Church officiated. If friends so desire, contributions would be gratefully accepted at the Community Care Program of Headwaters Health Authority, P.O. Box 758, Okotoks, T0L 1T0, or to the Okotoks United Church Building Fund, Box 507, Okotoks, T0L 1T0. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.
Dad left us quietly on January 17, 2000 from the Rising Sun Extended Care at Black Diamond at the age of 81. Henry was born on December 4, 1918 in the family home just outside of Black Diamond. Following the Thomson tradition Henry led an illustrious rodeo career ending in 1950, by that time he had 2 Canadian Championships under his belt. Henry spent his whole life on the farm raising cattle, grain and his family.
Henry is survived by his wife Betty (nee) Hodgkins, his daughters Linda (Larry) Graham, Virginia (Laurel) Miller and Dawn Thomson as well as his sons, Lorne (Wanda) Thomson, Frank (Leslie) Thomson and Shawn (Lorrie) Thomson. Grandchildren Lane (Laura) Graham, Lorilee (Mike) Orechow, Ryan and Amanda Miller, Angela and Cheryl Thomson, Patricia, James and Derek Thomson. Also survived by three Great Grandchildren Jennifer and Jody Graham and Steven Orechow. Dad will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
A Memorial Service for friends and family will be held on Friday, January 21, 2000 at 3 pm at the Turner Valley United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rising Sun Extended Care Unit. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Okotoks 938-3111.
Therese St. Onge-Leblanc
Therese St. Onge-LeBlanc passed away peacefully on Jan. 29, 2000. Tenny was born at Campbellton, New Brunswick and moved to Alberta with her family in 1972. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Marcel, her sons Paul (Karin), Luc (Cindy), Georges (Susan) and daughters Monique (Eric) Isbell and Lisa (Lance) Moore as well as her favorite grandchildren Cori, Lyndsay, Jenna, Jordyn, Stephen and Marvin and her sister Carmel. Mom will always be remembered for instilling in us her love for life, music and the outdoors.
Memorial Mass was celebrated at St. James Roman Catholic Church, Okotoks on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000 at 10:30 am. The Rev. Father John Bastigal celebrant. Reception followed. If desired, in memory of Tenny, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Depaul Society, c/o St. James Catholic Church, 71 Riverside Drive W., Okotoks, Alberta, T0L 1T3. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.
Donald Frank Papworth
Donald Frank Papworth, beloved husband of Mrs. Lois Papworth of Millarville, AB passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Feb. 2, 2000 at the age of 75 years.
He was born in Calgary and raised in Southern Alberta. Don worked in the supply and transportation division of Suncor for 36 years, and as a consultant for another eight years. In 1980, Don moved to the Millarville area where he enjoyed his ranch. Don loved baseball and for many years greatly contributed to minor league ball in Calgary.
Don is survived by his children, Carol Papworth and Joseph Flynn of Calgary, Robert and Michelle Papworth of Salmon Arm, BC; four grandchildren, Christopher and Lisa, Tanis, Robert and Gavin; and one great-grandson, Avery. He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Dick and Theresa Papworth of Lethbridge, AB; and two sisters, Janet Papworth and Connie Hill, both of Calgary.
Those wishing to pay their respects could do so at McInnis & Holloway's 'Fish Creek Chapel,' (14441 Bannister Rd. SE), on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000 from 2 pm to 4 pm.
Funeral services were held at McInnis & Holloway's 'Fish Creek Chapel' on Monday, Feb. 7, 2000 at 3 pm.
Arrangements in care of McInnis & Holloway's 'Fish Creek Chapel,' 14441 Bannister Rd. SE, Calgary, T2X 3J3. Telephone (403) 256-9575.
Mrs. Marjorie (Marje) Barnes of Calgary passed away quietly at the Beverly Centre in Calgary on February 1, 2000 at the age of 79 years.
Marje was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and her life was cut short by the onset of Alzheimer's Disease. She always enjoyed life and a good laugh. She made people around her feel good. Late in life. Marje started to ride horses and she competed in Arabian Horse shows on her horse Khemo KoKo. She rode western, English, show back and costume and had a room full of trophies and ribbons to her credit. Her greatest pleasure was to attend horse shows with her family and friends and enjoy competition, even with her granddaughter. Although Alzheimer's took away many things from Marje, she retained her sense of humor and smile. She loved to dance and sing and, until recently, would try to do a jig.
We will miss the smiling, happy person she was and with all our hearts hope her next life will be wonderful.
Marjorie is survived by her daughter Arlene Grad, granddaughter Kara and her husband Shawn Hansen and great-grandson Wyatt Hansen. She was predeceased by her husband Milt, as well as her granddaughter Kristine Grad.
A family service will be held at a later date.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 1920 - 11 St. S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2G 3G2.
In living memory of Marjorie Barnes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, 'Chapel Of The Bells,' 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, (403) 276-2296.
Kathleen Geraldine Koester
Kathleen Geraldine Koester triumphantly met her Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 3, 2000. Kathleen was born in Calgary on October 26, 1946 and grew up on a family farm south of Rockyford. In November of 1965 she married Thomas Harris Walls and resided in Regina for a short period while Thomas served with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a heavy duty mechanic.
In 1966, they returned to the family farm in Nightingale, and on August 19, 1966 Audra Marie was born, followed by Jacqueline Ann in July of 1967 and Cheryl Kathleen in December of 1970.
Tragically Thomas' life was taken by an automobile accident September 18, 1972. Kathleen and her girls moved to Strathmore, then High River in 1975 where she was employed by the Royal Bank. She requested a transfer and in 1978 moved to Calgary. Employers included Richfield Properties and other self employment opportunities.
Kathleen married Vaughn Cutts in August of 1980. After moving from Calgary to Strathmore in 1982, they then moved to Nanton in 1984. Kathleen worked for the Nanton Golf Club and Silver Willow Lodge. In 1988 they returned to High River and in 1994 Kathleen was briefly employed by the A-7 Ranch of Nanton. In 1995 Kathleen and Vaughn purchased 40 acres outside of High River. Regrettably, Kathleen and Vaughn were divorced in January of 1998, Kathleen remained living at the acreage until her passing.
Kathleen was a member of Midpark Christian Assembly where she felt she belonged and was loved and accepted by her church family. She was involved with ministries such as Rainbows, Hope College in Uganda and the administration of the church.
Kathleen or 'Grams' as she was known to her grandchildren lived for the times she spent with family but especially the times she spent with her grandchildren. She was very excited about the upcoming arrival of her fourth grandchild to arrive in August (Cheryl and Myles first baby).
Kathleen's favorite activities included riding her horse, Buck, particularly west of Nanton, visiting good friends, attending Christian Cowboy Church and many other Christian cultural events. Her faith in Christ was dominant in every aspect of her life.
Kathleen is survived by her children Audra (Darren) Reinhardt, their children Mikayla Jane and Karl Thomas; Jackie Clark and son Joshua David Thomas Walls; and Cheryl (Myles) Saunders. Also brothers and sisters, Fred (Twena) Koester, Rosemarie (Ivan) Walls, Richard (Chiri) Koester, Jimmy (Rhonda) Koester, Teresa (David) Feist and numerous nieces and nephews. Kathleen was predeceased by her brother Gerald Koester on December 18, 1943, her first husband Thomas Harris Walls, on September 18, 1972, her mother Margaret Koester (Heinzlmeir) on March 11, 1974, and her father Herman Koester on April 3, 1994.
Kathleen was well known and loved by all who knew her. It has been said that she had a gentle and compassionate spirit with the gift of mercy granted to her by our Lord. She gave her heart and soul in her relationships and was known to be very loyal. Our Mom would have given anything to anyone in need and had a special concern for children who were hungry or lonely. She will be missed passionately by all who knew her, but we rejoice that she is in heaven with our Lord in all of His splendor.
A celebration of Kathleen's life will be held at the Okotoks Evangelical Free Church, 28 Westland Rd, on Wednesday, February 9, 2000 at 1 pm. Pastor Rob Peterson of Hope Community Covenant Church officiating. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons of Canada, P.O. Box 3619, Guelph, Ont. N1H 7A2, or to Midpark Christian Assembly, 260 Midpark Blvd. S.E., Box 48001 Midlake Postal Outlet, Calgary, T2X 3C0 (will be designated to mom's favorite ministries). Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.