Beatrice Laverne Uhrich
Beatrice Laverne Uhrich (Johnson) was called to her eternal rest by our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at the age of 77 years. The family was united in their desire to pay their respects to Beatrice and the uncertainty of coping without her. The family felt their mother was a special person, who shaped their lives in many ways. Beatrice was born in Tribune on June 5, 1923 and grew up on the family farm north of Tribune with her three brothers, Oscar, Nestor and Mervin and four sisters Mabel, Gladys, Dorothy and Ruby. In 1943, she married William Uhrich. They lived on the family farm for 57 years and were blessed with three daughters and five sons as well as twins whodied at birth. Prior to raising her family she worked as a nurse, developing some of the caring skills that she later used to keep her family healthy. She was the very essence of compassion, of duty, of caring and of love. She became a model of how to be the wife and mother of a large family. She was a devout Catholic, an active member of St. Mary's Parish in Tribune where she enjoyed participating with the C.W.L. and numerous volunteer organizations. She was musically gifted and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Beatrice was predeceased by her two children Francis and Theresa (twins); brothers and sisters; Mabel Oliver, Oscar Johnson, Nestor Johnson and Gladys Simmons.
Beatrice is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 57 years, William Uhrich; as well as her children: Jean (Michael) Woodard and their children; Aaron and Kevin Woodard; Rita (Donald) Zackrisson and their children: Reginald Zackrisson, Bonita (Darren) Larson and their children Alexis and Lindee Larson; Trent Zackrisson; Brian (Francis) Uhrich and their children Devin and Tracy Uhrich; Dennis Uhrich (Marlene Hawley); Ian (Joan) Uhrich and their children Colin, Paul and Lauren Uhrich; Leo (Lynn) Uhrich and their children Sheldon, Jason and Cassandra Uhrich; Sister Tina (Grey Nun) and Kurt (Jacqueline) Uhrich; brothers and sisters: Mervin (Margaret ) Johnson, Dorothy Lyons and Ruby (Jerome) Frank; sister-in-law Genevieve Johnson; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Prayers were held on Thursday, August 17, 2000 at 7:30 pm from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune, Sask. with Father Stephen Ripplinger presiding. The Funeral Mass was held on Friday, August 18, 2000 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tribune, Sask. at 10:30 am with Father Brian Meredith Celebrant. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery, Tribune, Sask.
A special thank you to Dr. Mary, as well as the nurses and staff of Weyburn General Hospital. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in her memory to the St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, General Delivery, Tribune, Sask. S0C 2M0.
Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, Sask. (842-5432).
Angelique Emily Emmelkamp
Mrs. Angelique Emily (nee-de Lotbiniere-Harwood), of Turner Valley, passed away at the Oilfields General Hospital on July 23, 1998 at the age of 89 years.
She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Gail (Norman) of Champion; her sons, Bob (Vivian Day), Jim (Melissa) and Glen (Marilyn). She will be fondly remembered by 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; her niece Betty and nephew John and their families.
She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Herman; her sister, Margaret; brother, Unwin; and one grandson, Troy. Angelique (Ginty to family) was born in Pincher Creek, Alberta on Nov. 20, 1908 and spent her growing years there. After attaining her teaching certificate, she spent a number of years teaching in Southern Alberta (Twin Butte, Longview, Millarville, Black Diamond among others).
Angelique contributed many years of loving service to the Catholic Women's League and was a great blessing and example to both family and friends.
Evening prayers were said on Sunday, July 26 at 7 pm at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Black Diamond. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, July 27, 1998 at 10:30 am at St. Michael's Catholic Church. The Reverend Father John Bastigal, Celebrant. Cremation followed. Interment was held at Foothills Cemetery, Black Diamond on Tuesday, July 28, 1998 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make a donation to the Oilfields Hospital Women's Auxiliary, Box 304, Black Diamond, Alberta T0L 0H0. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, Okotoks, 938-3111.
William Wayne Prichard
William Wayne Prichard, affectionately called 'Jerry' by his family and 'Bill' by his business associates, died suddenly Thursday, July 9, 1998 of a heart attack.
Jerry brought all of his family together one last time for his funeral services held Wednesday, July 15, 1998 in Kelowna, BC. Rev. Arnie Peters officiated and family members offered tributes to their beloved brother and father.
Jerry's memories will go on to be celebrated by his grown sons, Gordon (Michelle) and Daniel of Calgary; companion Marlene MacDonald and extended family of Mission, BC; parents Rachelle Prichard and father Gordon (Karen) of Kelowna, BC; three brothers and two sisters: Russ (Lynn) Prichard (nieces Kelsey, Kaleen, Karessa) of Invermere, BC; Douglas (Kate) Prichard (nephews Winston, Taylor) of Toronto, Ont; Gregg Prichard of Surrey, BC; Bonnie (Donald) McCarl (nephews Tyler, Nathan Robberstad) of Longview, AB; Cheryl (Marc) Sauve (niece Arden) of Kelowna, BC. Jerry also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends including his very dear friends Lennie and Tina Stark of Calgary.
Jerry was raised on a dairy farm near Priddis, AB and attended Sheep Creek-Millarville and Henry Wise Wood Schools. Jerry excelled in many sports but his greatest pleasure was hockey. Jerry was Dad's 'right-hand man' on the farm, helping with the milking and harvesting. Jerry attended army cadets and youth camp achieving a corporal status. He demonstrated his training throughout life by being a very meticulous individual. Jerry travelled with the marines before entering into a career in trucking.
Trucking was Jerry's passion through and through. He met many wonderful people along his journeys and many of us joined in the cleaning and shining of the 'chrome' of Jerry's truck after a trip! Jerry's generosity and kindness was clearly evident and when he smiled the whole room would light up. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, BC or to the Oilfields Hospital Women's Auxiliary, Box 304, Black Diamond, AB, T0L 0H0.
Clarence A. Boggs
January 23, 1906 - August 20, 1998
Mr. Clarence Archie Boggs of Fernie entered into eternal rest at the Fernie District Hospital on Thursday, August 20, 1998 at the age of 92 years. Clarence will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his children, Elton Boggs and his wife Donna, and Kenneth Boggs and his wife Alice, all from Elkford, BC; his grandchildren, Glen, Shirley, Tammy, Corinna and Arland; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard and his wife Edith of Edmonton and Oliver and his wife Dawn of Sundre, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Ardell, as well as two sisters and five brothers.
Clarence was a man who enjoyed life to its fullest. Anyone who spent time in his company could not help but be affected by his warm, tender and fun-loving spirit. Clarence was raised in a farming community and loved the country lifestyle, whether it was horseback riding or rounding up cattle - he could always be found with a smile on his face. His greatest joys in life came from his family and friends. He was an excellent father, grandfather and friend who often gave more than he received - yet he wouldn't have had it any other way. Clarence's grandchildren were very special to him and he took every opportunity to spoil them. Each evening after dinner they could look forward to Grandpa taking them for a ride, treating them with ice cream and then tagging along with him on his daily cattle check. These wonderful memories of times shared with Clarence have left behind a treasured legacy for his family. He will be forever loved and always remembered.
Funeral services were held on Monday, August 24, 1998 at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, High River at 1 pm. Clarence was laid to rest at the Okotoks Union Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Page, Alan Jones, Glen Boggs, Arland Boggs, Tammy Boggs and Shirley Page, and the honorary pallbearer was Corinna Boggs.
Should friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Clarence's name to the Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 2218, Fernie, BC, V0B 1M0. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd. in cooperation with Snodgrass Funeral Chapels, High River, Alberta.
Dorothy Roberta May Hogge
Dorothy Roberta May Hogge (nee Stagg) passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on Wednesday, August 19, 1998 at the age of 76 years. Dorothy was the loving mother of four sons, Jim (Paulette), Tom, Robert (Susan) and Greg (Tami); two daughters, Phyllis Polidano and Susan (Chris) Godfrey. She was the cherished grandmother of John and Sandy Polidano, Evan and Glenna Godfrey and Candace and Jeffrey Hogge. Dorothy is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Alex and Josephine Polidano and one sister, Betty Sparrow. She was predeceased by her husband Harvey in 1994.
Dorothy was born, raised and married in Okotoks. She then followed Harvey to his various war postings before moving to Edmonton. Her love and talent for handicrafts led her to teach classes for many years before retiring to Calgary in 1980.
Funeral services were held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Road, Okotoks on Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 2:30 pm. The Rev. Rod McLeish officiated the service. Cremation followed the service and was in care of Parklawn Crematorium, High River. Interment took place at Okotoks Union Cemetery on Sunday, August 23, 1998 at 1:30 pm. If desired, memorial tributes may be made in Dorothy's name to the Arthritis Society, Alberta and NWT Division, 105 - 1301 - 8 St. SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2R 1B7. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Phone 938-3111.
Mrs. Mary Snethlage, of DeWinton, passed away at her home August 27, 1998 at the age of 74 years. Mary will be deeply missed by her children; Marion (Brian) MacDonald of Toronto, Ontario, Annemarie (Jim) Quinn of Calgary, Peter (Stella) Snethlage of Calgary, Lambert (Valerie) Snethlage of Alix, Alberta, as well as eight grandchildren. Mary is also survived by her sister Eke Tenhaft of Holland. Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband Hank in 1980.
Mary and Hank immigrated to Alberta from Holland in 1954. Mary spent her last eight years in DeWinton.
Services were held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Okotoks on Monday, August 31, 1998 at 10 am. Ms. Marilyn Evans of the Okotoks United Church officiated. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. 200 Woodgate Rd. Okotoks. Phone 938-3111.
Annie (Nance) Blakeman
Annie (Nance) Blakeman of Black Diamond, Alberta, born June 19, 1899 in Salford, Manchester, England, passed away at the Rising Sun Nursing Auxiliary on Aug. 23, 1998 at the age of 99 years.
Annie is survived by her three children, Denis (Mineko) Blakeman of Edmonton, Audrey Earl of Kamloops, BC and Bill (Bertie) Blakeman of Black Diamond; grandchildren, Richard (Lee) Blakeman, Laurie (Ben Henderson) Blakeman MLA and Robert (Diane) Blakeman, all of Edmonton, Caroline (Dan) Lamb of Okanagan Centre, BC, Eric Earl of Rogers, Arkansas, Russell (Linda) Earl of Terrace, BC, Dr. Nancy (Reg Schoffer) Earl of Calgary, Barry (Debbie) Blakeman of Calgary, Bonnie (Martin Hill) of Fernie, BC and Brian Blakeman of Black Diamond. She also leaves to mourn her passing 12 great-grandsons and four great-granddaughters as well as numerous nieces and nephews here and abroad, and a very favorite niece being Betty (Bill) Clennett of Willowdale, Ontario. She was predeceased by all of her siblings, one great-granddaughter Stephanie, and one great-grandson, Forrest.
Annie came to Black Diamond in 1924 when the hamlet consisted of little more than a few houses, and her husband John Blakeman's business, The Black Diamond General Store. She was a highly skilled dressmaker and talented knitter. She turned out hundreds of elaborately knitted garments, afghans and quilts, many of which items are treasured in her family today. In her retirement years, she also delighted in dressing dolls which she donated to various bazaars and charities in town. Annie was much beloved by her family and friends and a joyous celebration of her 99th birthday was held at the home of her son Bill and his wife Bertie in June of this year.
A service of remembrance was held at St. George's Anglican Church, Turner Valley, Aug. 29 at 2 pm. The Rev. Bob Griffin officiated. After the reception at the adjoining Church Hall, the interment of ashes took place at the historic Christ Church Cemetery, Millarville.
Flowers gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Rising Sun Long Term Care, c/o Oilfields General Hospital, PO Bag #1, Black Diamond, AB, T0L 0H0. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, Okotoks, 938-3111.
It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Doug Rayner (affectionately known as Cowboy or Mr. Magic) of Priddis, AB, at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on August 30, 1998 at the age of 67 years. His adored 'darlin' Ruth Ann was by his side as he found his peace.
Doug was always young at heart. His looks belied his age. He did everything to his fullest extent: an athlete of many talents - rowing, skiing, football (Hamilton Junior Tiger Cats), riding horses, hunting, playing golf, sailing and fishing. He loved his dogs, horses and birds. Doug was born in Galt, Ontario on Feb. 27, 1931. He lived in various places in Canada and ultimately made his home in Calgary for the past 25 years. Doug loved the open country of the west as reflected in his long standing participation in the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede.
He loved and adored his children, Jeff (Terry and granddaughter Lucille), Scott, Kathy (Randy), Howard (Hella) and Karen (Jim). He is also survived by brother Ron (Marlene) and their children; nephew Chris (Sue) and niece Cindy (Greg); and the many members of the Rozsa family and the Texas Clan. Thank you to all the nursing staff and doctors who helped us make his last days more comfortable and who were always compassionate to Ruth Ann, family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church, 1009 - 15 Ave. S.W., Calgary on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998 at 2 pm with the Rev. Jack Stewart officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations made to his favorite charities: Ducks Unlimited, c/o Box 818, Brooks, AB, T1R 1B7; STARS Foundation, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, T2E 8M7; or the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 - 12 Ave. SE, Calgary, T2G 1A2.
In living memory of Doug Rayner, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, 'Fish Creek Chapel', 14441 Bannister Rd. SE, Calgary. Telephone (403) 256-9575.