Joann Ruth Remple
Joann Ruth Remple passed away at Rockyview Hospital on April 16, 1999. She had many friends and will always be in the heart of Dan LaRue. She is survived by four children, Jackie, Christine, Nikki and Michael. Also, she was a new grandmother. She is also survived by her mother and father, two grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. She raised buffalo and wild boar and lived a full life. She loved to paint houses and will be remembered by all those whose life she touched.
Clifford William Clemis
Mr. Clifford William Clemis passed away peacefully at the Rising Sun Auxiliary Hospital, Black Diamond, on April 23, 1999 at the age of 84 years. Cliff is survived by his brother Arnold Clemis and his children, Arlene (Mark) Renney and Gordon (Catherine) Clemis; sister, Hazel Martin and her children, Phyllis (Ron) Reader, Shirley (Neil) Nicholson, Gail Stafford, Judi (Jim) Wolfe, David (Corey) Martin, Roy (Lorna) Martin and numerous other extended family members that reside in Manitoba.
Clifford was born in Somerset, Manitoba on Dec. 29, 1914. He was raised and farmed at the family homestead in Somerset until 1947. From 1947 until 1958 Cliff continued the life of a rancher by herding cattle for numerous ranches in southern Alberta. In 1958 he met Albert Thorssen and became his hired hand from 1958 until his retirement in 1985. He ran cattle for Albert between Millarville and High River during this time. Cliff was an excellent mechanic and could fix anything and everything. He loved all animals and had a special way with the cattle he spent much of his days with. Upon his retirement in 1985, Cliff moved into the High Country Lodge in Black Diamond where he spent 13 years before his health deteriorated in 1998. At that time he was moved next door to the Rising Sun Auxiliary Hospital where he lived until his passing. Clifford had an extraordinary memory for names and dates. He was fond of recalling memories of sitting in the saloon of the Black Diamond Hotel when he first started working in Alberta in 1947. He was a very private man and didn't verbalize his feelings much. However, those who knew him well knew him to be a very sensitive and caring man. His family will always remember the way he used to look at them with his stunning china blue eyes. Cliff will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him.
Memorial services will be held at Christ Church Millarville on Friday, April 30, 1999 at 1 pm. The Rev. Robert Griffin officiating. Interment will follow at Christ Church Millarville Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations in Clifford's name may be made to the Oilfields General Hospital Foundation, P.O. Bag 1, Black Diamond, AB, T0L 0H0. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd., 200 Woodgate Rd. Phone 938-3111.
Mabel Annie Codd
Mabel passed away quietly in Black Diamond on Feb. 1, 1999 at the age of 92.
Born in England on Jan. 10, 1907, Mabel Annie Carswell, her sister Maria and their mother sailed to Canada in 1911 to join her father. Ted Carswell worked in the coal mines of Fernie, BC and Willows, Sask. until turning to farming in 1915.
It was in this area that Mabel met her life-long partner, Ernest Walter Codd. They were married there in 1930, later farming in the district of Elkhorn, Manitoba in 1947. Mabel spent many happy years raising her six children, gardening, knitting for her grandchildren, and helping neighbors to understand the Bible.
Ernie passed away in 1989 and Mabel moved to Black Diamond, to the home of her son, Albert.
Mabel will be missed by her daughter, Mary (Jake) Kliever of Kola, Manitoba; sons, Ed (Eliz) of Burstall, Sask., Reuben, known as Bud (Linda) of Millarville, Albert (Hazel) of Black Diamond, Ken of Regina, Sask., and Cliff (Wendy) of Turner Valley; 28 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Also mourning her passing are her sisters, Lil Chown of Virden, Manitoba, Edith (Fred) Switzer of Melita, Manitoba, Mary Anderson of Penticton, BC; and her brother, Arthur Carswell of Ottawa, Ontario. Mabel was predeceased by her sisters, Hilda Carswell in 1923, Emily Lonsdale in 1940 and Maria Thompson in 1992; and her grandson, Wesley Codd in 1991.
A memorial service was conducted by John Renwick at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Black Diamond, followed by burial at Elkhorn, Manitoba.
Lent Allan Orton
Mr. Lent Allan Orton, of Calgary, formerly of Okotoks, passed away at the Foothills Hospital, Calgary on Feb. 19, 1999 at the age of 78 years. Lent is survived by his loving wife, Annie; his daughter, Donna (George) Willcock of Kimberly, BC; grandchildren, Jody Willcock of Prince George, BC and Jenny Willcock of Kimberley, BC. Lent was predeceased by his first wife Lorna in 1972.
Services were held at the Okotoks United Church, 3 Elma Street East on Monday, Feb. 22, 1999 at 2 pm. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to provide equipment for the Nurses Loan Cupboard, c/o The Kimberley Health Unit, 1565 Victoria Avenue, Kimberley, BC, V1A 3A2. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Phone 938-3111.
Marjorie Louisa Hayes
Mrs. Marjorie Louisa Hayes (nee Mossop), age 96 years, (formerly of Okotoks) passed away on Feb. 16, 1999 at the Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital.
Marjorie graduated as an R.N. in 1924 from the Calgary General Hospital, School of Nursing. Marjorie is survived by her sons, Frank (Doris) and Ralph; grandchildren, Frank (Pam), Patty and Sherry; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Marjorie is also survived by her sister, Elsie (Ted); cousin Joan (Fred Rawcliffe, Margaret (Gerry), Frances and Joy (Ed's granddaughters) and numerous nieces, nephews and her dear friend, Sheral. She was predeceased by her husband, E.A. Hayes of Okotoks in 1948; her parents, Frank and Ethel Mossop, and a sister, Esther.
Funeral services were held at Holy Nativity Anglican Church, 12707 Bonaventure Dr. S.E., Calgary on Friday, Feb. 19, 1999 at 1 pm. Rev. J. Singh officiated the service. Interment followed at Okotoks Union Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital, 6909 - 14 St. S.W., Calgary, T2V 1P8 or to a charity of choice.
The family extends their sincere thanks to Dr. B. Cummings and all the caregivers at Glenmore Park Auxiliary and to Linda for her kindness and dedication.
Mary Marguerite Everitt
Mrs. Mary Marguerite Everitt, of Calgary, passed away at the Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital, Calgary, on Feb. 16, 1999 at the age of 80 years.
Margaret was born at Kingston, Ontario on July 16, 1918. She is survived by her two sons, Paul (Barbara) Everitt of Turner Valley and Dennis Everitt of Plain Field, Ontario; and by her grandchildren, Terri, Tracey, Tammi, Steven, Michael and Mark.
Funeral services were held at Lewis Memorial United Church, Turner Valley, on Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999 at 2 pm. The Rev. Paul Rumbolt officiated. Interment followed at Foothills Cemetery, Black Diamond. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. 200 Woodgate Rd. Telephone 938-3111.
Dwight Wesley Barrett
Dwight Wesley Barrett of Okotoks, passed away at the High River Hospital on March 11, 1999 at the age of 96 years. Dwight is survived by his wife Arleen Barrett, Okotoks; his daughter Betty Gean (Jack) Hemus, Calgary; his sons, Bernard (Bonnie), Calgary; John Lynn, Calgary; Darrell, High River and daughter-in-law Eldeen of Calgary; his step-children, Doris (Mohamed), Calgary; Thomas (Debbie), Edmonton; Mona Rose (Marc), Calgary; William (Chris), Boston; Rachel (Troy), Okotoks; his grandchildren, Donna, Audrey, Wesley, Colin, Christa, Kim (Warren), Jeff (Jody), Pam and John Alden; his stepchildren, Jessie, Elisha, Atena, Sarah Beth, Ashley, Brianna, Dyson and Tyler; his grand stepchildren, Helena and Donna; his great-grandchildren Kerri, Kelsy, Roddy, Dustin, Nadine, Jesse, Amanda, Aaron, Anna, Trina and Kaden and his great grand-stepchild Aaron. Dwight was predeceased by his beloved grandmother Barrett; his first wife, Violet; his second wife, Bernice; his parents Lynn and Elizabeth Barrett; grandson Roger Hemus; and his daughter-in-law Irene (John Lynn).
Dwight was born at Burlington, Kansas on Aug. 15, 1902 and came to Okotoks with his parents in 1910. He received his early education at the Maple Leaf School and the Okotoks Junior High School and then furthered his education at Garbutt's Business College in Calgary. At the age of 26, he was married to his first wife Violet, who, to his great sorrow, only one year later, died in childbirth. Many years later he married his second wife Bernice and together they raised three sons. They farmed at Aldersyde for many years and during this time Dwight was presented with a plaque from the United Grain Growers for 25 years service as secretary for the Aldersyde Branch, an honor of which he was very proud.
When Highway 2 was built through the Barrett property at Aldersyde, Dwight and Bernice moved to Okotoks where they lived until, after more than 55 years of marriage, Bernice passed away in the spring of 1993.
In 1996, Dwight was married to Arleen and they had three wonderful years together despite Dwight's battle with poor health.
Dwight was the last of the original members of the Okotoks Elks Club and was also an original member of the Okotoks Seniors Club. He was a wonderful man who enjoyed a good, long life and he will be missed by everyone who was ever caught in the delightful twinkle of his eyes.
Funeral services were postponed for the convenience of family members who wished to attend. Visitation was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Road, Okotoks on Friday, March 19, 1999 at 4 pm. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 20, 1999 at Okotoks United Church at 10 am. Sue MacDonald D.M., officiated the service. Interment followed at Okotoks Union Cemetery. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to either Ducks Unlimited, 320 - 441 - 5 Ave. S.W., Calgary, T2P 2V1 or to Greenpeace. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Phone 938-3111.
Roy Kenneth Sim
Roy Kenneth Sim, of Black Diamond, passed away at the Rising Sun Extended Care, Black Diamond, on April 10, 1999 at the age of 89 years.
Ron was the second youngest of a family of 11. He came to High River in 1927 and worked for his Uncle Fred Sim of East Longview. In 1932 Roy married Ms. Elsie Wells. Roy and Elsie moved to Royalties in 1937 where Roy worked for many different oil companies. Roy and Elsie bought a farm in the Millarville district in 1946 where they raised their family of four children. Besides Roy's loving wife Elsie, he will lovingly be remembered by his sons Milton (Darlene) of Hardisty and Glen (Ivy) of Okotoks; daughter-in-law Margaret Sim of Lethbridge; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Roy was predeceased by his daughter Jean Godkin in 1962 and his son Don in 1990.
Funeral services were held at the Black Diamond Gospel Chapel on Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 2 pm. Pastor Art Siemens officiated. Interment took place at Mountainview Memorial Gardens, Calgary. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Black Diamond Gospel Chapel, Box 364, Black Diamond, T0L 0H0 or to the Rising Sun Extended Care, P.O. Bag 1, Black Diamond, T0L 0H0. Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. in charge of arrangements. Telephone 938-3111.
Fritho Rudger Erick Mulder
It is with great sadness that we announce that Fritho Rudger Erick Mulder, beloved husband of Lillias Mulder, passed away in Calgary on Sunday, September 17, 2000 at the age of 82 years.
Funeral services were held at Christ Church Millarville on Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at 2:30 pm with the Rev. Robert Griffin, officiating. Graveside service followed at Christ Church Cemetery Millarville, Alberta. To email expressions of sympathy: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject heading Fritho Mulder.
In living memory of Fritho Mulder, 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.
Doris May Herr
Mrs. Doris May Herr, (nee: Lock), of Okotoks, passed away at the High River Hospital, on September 20, 2000. Doris was the second eldest child of Harry and Jenny Lock. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Connie (David) Hunt; Albert (Sharon); Beverly Bews; Gordon (Judy); and daughter-in-law Ann Herr; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Edna Buckley; Betty (Laurie) Wedderburn, Joan (Jim) Wilson and sister-in-laws, Alice Till; May Lock and Helen Lock as well as several nieces and nephews. Doris was predeceased by her husband Forest, one sister Marjorie Umbach and two brothers, George and Bobby Lock. Doris was born in Okotoks on July 24, 1914. Growing up, Doris rode her horse everyday to attend Maple Leaf School near Aldersyde. In 1932, she married Forest Herr at Knox United Church in Calgary. She and Forest farmed for 53 years in the Allan district, before Doris moved into Okotoks in 1985. Doris was a life member of St. Peter's Anglican Church.
Doris will always be remembered for her quick wit, diverse knowledge, love of gardening, reading and her family.
A visitation was held for friends at Snodgrass Funeral Home, Okotoks, on Sunday, September 24, between 12 and 2 pm. Funeral services were held at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Okotoks, on Monday, September 25, 2000 at 1 pm. The Rev. Father Paul Orritt officiated. Interment followed at Davisburg Cemetery. A special thank you to the Home Care nurses Donna Spackman and Luella Wojcik. Also, thank you to Shawn Weisner, Barb Fox and Lila Folk for their caring assistance. If desired, in memory of Doris, memorial contribution may be made to the Okotoks Health Unit, Home Care Program, Box 758, Okotoks, T0L 1T0 or to St. Peter's
Anglican Church, Memorial Fund, Box 398, Okotoks, Alberta, T0L 1T0. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.