May Gladys Lock
Mrs. May Gladys Lock (nee: Tucker), formerly of Okotoks, passed away at the Fort Macleod Hospital on February 19, 2001 at the age of 83 years. May is survived by her children Marion (Keith) Taylor of Fort Macleod and Ron (Norma) Lock of Okotoks, nine grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. May is also survived by her sister Violet Wallace of Calgary. She was predeceased by her husband George in 1998.
During May’s years, she played the piano and organ at the Okotoks United Church and the Royal Purple functions, had her own orchestra, as well as taught piano lessons to many people in the community. She was a lifetime member of the Order Of The Royal Purple. May was also an avid farm wife at the farm south of Okotoks. She enjoyed her last year at the Pioneer Lodge in Fort Macleod.
A funeral service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Okotoks, on Friday, February 23, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Doug Powell of the Okotoks United Church officiated. Interment followed at Okotoks Union Cemetery. If desired, in memory of May, memorial contributions may be made to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, T2E 8M7 or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone: 403-938-3111.
Gwen Herrler passed away peacefully at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge, Ontario on Wednesday, February 21, 2001. Born on May 13, 1916 in Toronto, Ontario, Gwen is survived by her children, daughters Barbara (Nick) Roche of Bracebridge and Marion (Greg) Hammond of Calgary and her only son Ralph (Wendy) Herrler of Calgary.
She will be missed by her four grandsons, Brian and Tim of Calgary and Stephen and David of Bracebridge. Gwen was predeceased by her husband Ronald in 1975.
Gwen loved her 'Okotoks' farm and enjoyed her many friends who would drop by for a cup of tea and a chat. She enjoyed the mountain view and the numerous animals who kept her entertained over her 30 years in the area. She was a wonderful, loving, kind person who will be missed by her family and friends. Her love and memories will always be with us.
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. A private family service will be held in Toronto.
Ivy Adelaide Hathaway
Mrs. Ivy Adelaide Hathaway nee Voaklander, born November 23, 1905, died March 20, 2001.
Ivy, of Okotoks and formerly of Colinton, AB, is survived by her two children; Warren (Lois) and Ila (Jim) Foster; grandchildren, Melodie, Richard (Rick), and Allan Foster, Ralph (Rus) and David Hathaway; thirteen great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren; brothers, Archie and Clair, and many special friends including Winston and Jan Msowoya and their son Martin. She was predeceased by her husband Ralph, sister, Fay and brothers Warren, Bob and George.
Ivy helped her parents and their children to move to Canada from northern Minnesota in 1929. She returned to Minnesota and seven years later she and Ralph moved their family north to a farm near Colinton. There they farmed until their retirement in 1972 at which time they moved to the Okotoks area, living near Ila and her husband Jim. Always with a cat or two and busy making quilts for relatives and friends.
Ivy lived in health and independence until cardiac problems, which began on March 13, 2001, took her away from her family. She has now joined her Lord and Savior and her family rejoices.
A funeral service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Okotoks, on Saturday, March 24 at 2 pm with Rev. J. Krause officiated. Interment followed at Okotoks Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons, Box 5172, High River, AB, T1V 1M4. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone: 938-3111.
David 'Richard' Rumsey
David 'Richard' Rumsey, beloved husband of Marlene of Leslieville, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2001 at the age of 54 years. Richard was born on August 19, 1946 in Turner Valley to Dave and Kay Rumsey.
As well as his loving wife, Richard is survived by his father Dave Rumsey, his father and mother-in-law, Gilbert and Lorraine Hollingsworth, his son Kyle, at home, two daughters, Valerie (Cam) Hainsworth of Leslieville and Lyann (Ben) McMurray of Kamloops, B.C., two step-sons, Trevor (Shantelle) McMurray of Rimbey and Darren (Wendy) McMurray of Kamloops. He is also survived by three brothers and two sisters, Bruce (Janet) of Spain, Sharon Humbke of Calgary, Alan of Vauxhall, Roger (Donna) of Rimbey, Gail (Darrell) Robertson of Wildwood; sisters-in-law Lynda Rumsey of Rimbey, Maureen (Stan) Hollingsworth of Rimbey, Marletta Hollingsworth of Condor, and brothers-in-law Merlin (Joanne) Hollingsworth of Withrow and Maurice (Deb) Hollingsworth of Lethbridge, as well as six grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many friends. Richard was predeceased by his mother Kay and two brothers, Paul and Rex.
Following cremation, a memorial service was held at the Leslieville Community Centre on Monday, March 26, 2001 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society of Red Deer. Wilson’s Funeral Chapel of Rimbey entrusted with the arrangements.
Dselma Janet Cottingham
Mrs. Delma Janet Cottingham, of DeWinton (Okotoks), passed away at home on March 21, 2001 at the age of 62 years.
Delma is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, John. Her children, Randy (Debbie) and their children Christina and Michael of Calgary, Michelle Cottingham of DeWinton, David (Ellen) of Calgary and his children Mackenzie and Amy.
Delma is also survived by her 2 brothers, Dallas (Sharie) Randall of Kamloops, B.C. and Dale (Pat) Randall of Victoria, B.C.
Her mother-in-law Hazel Cottingham of Birtle, Manitoba as well as numerous other family and friends.
A Funeral Service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Okotoks, on Monday, March 26, 2001 at 11:00 am. Ms. Sue MacDonald officiated. Cremation followed.
If desired, in memory of Delma memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 2nd Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, T2G 1A2. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.
Gerald Paul Berg Randle
Gerald Paul Berg Randle, beloved husband of Louise Randle, High River, passed away at the High River Hospital on Thursday March 22, at the age of 77 year.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter Sheila and Gordon Baldwin and grandson William, Calgary; and his sons, Craig and grandchildren Jacqueline and Robert, High River, Glen and Laurie, Coronation, AB, and Darwin and Andy and grandchildren Laura, Leah and Sarah. He is also survived by his sisters, Marcella and Carl Steiner, Nanton, Mary Jane and Bill Hilz, Okotoks and Paula and John Simmons, High River; his brothers, George and Peggy Randle, Blackie and David and Maxine Randle, Sun City, Arizona and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Lorraine Moore and Norma Norton.
Born at Cereal, AB on June 5, 1923, Gerald has resided in High River and district for the past 50 years and was always an active community supporter. He was a past member of the recreation board and was instrumental in the building of the recreation centre. He was a member of the United Church Choir for 20 years. Gerald was a valued member of the High River Rotary Club, serving as president in 1981-1982 and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship for his support of his community and club. He had a keen interest in sports of all types. Next to his family his first love was for farming and even after moving to town, continued to work at the farm east of town. Gerald enjoyed travelling having made a couple of trips to Australia and some winter holiday in Arizona.
Funeral services were held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, High River on Monday March 26 at 1:30 pm. The Rev. R.W. Slocombe officiated. Gerald’s cremains were placed in the 'Just As I Am' Columbarium at Highwood Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made in Gerald’s memory to the Ladies Auxiliary to the High River Hospital, c/o Joyce Kyle, 720 Riverside Dr. N.W., High River, T1V 1S3. Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd. (652-2222) was in charge of arrangements.
Vivian Ruth Tapscott
Vivian Ruth Tapscott passed away March 16, at the Rising Sun Nursing Home, Black Diamond, AB, at the age of 67.
Vivian was predeceased by her father, Melvin Schmaus in July, 1978. She is survived by her mother, Ruth Schmaus Johnston; son Geary Dick and grandson Chad of Black Diamond, AB, son Mitch Dick of Canmore, AB, son Jody Dick (Tammy) and granddaughter Haley of Cochrane, AB; daughter Tracy Nakamura (Todd) and 2 grandsons Christopher and Owen of Okotoks, AB; sisters, Myrna Dubrick (Shaun) of Strathmore, AB, Marian Stav (Ken) of Turner Valley, AB, Diane McLeod (Ron) of Rocky Mt. House, AB, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Memorial service was held at DeWinton United Church on March 20, 2 pm. If friends so desire, all memorial donations may be made to The Oilfields Health Foundation, Black Diamond, AB.
Edward James Cameron
Edward James Cameron passed away at the Vulcan Hospital on March 28, 2001 at the age of 78 years.
His beloved wife of 55 years, Margaret and their children Bert (Donna), Bob (Nina), and Sandi (Larry) Langhorn will dearly miss him. He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Christine Cameron, Jodi Evers (Langhorn), Dawne Lordon (Cameron), Bobby Cameron, James Cameron, Tony Langhorn, and Mary-Lou Cameron; and great grandchildren Kolby, Kendal, Connor and Nolan.
Eddie’s big heartedness and mischievous sense of humour will remain with all that he touched. At Eddie’s request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the organization of your choice, in Eddie’s memory.
A celebration of his life took place on Saturday March 31 from 1 pm to 4 pm, at the Arrowwood Community Hall. 12236-14
Helen Annetta Bamford
Helen Annetta (nee Barkley) Bamford. It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of a loving and much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on December 17, 2000 at the Rockyview General Hospital at the age of 78 years.
Helen was born in Airdrie, Alberta, September 2, 1922 and moved with her parents Ward and Ida Barkley to the Glenmore district in 1925. She attended Glenmore School, Western Canada High School and Normal School where she received her teaching degree. She taught in Consort, Veteran, Westoe and Red Deer Lake Schools.
In 1946 she married Mac Bamford and together they raised their family and operated their dairy farm in the Red Deer Lake district, carving out strong work ethics and appreciation of the value of friends and neighbors. Their marriage of forty-six years was filled with love, respect, dedication, companionship, hard work and very good times. 4H was a big part of her life and she strongly supported her family in beef, dairy, sheep and food 4H clubs. She loved handicrafts and cooking. Her beautifully decorated special occasion and wedding cakes were always in demand.
She was an incredible lady, full of grace, strength, knowledge and kindness. Thank-you mom for the life you gave us, making us the people we are today, we will miss you.
Helen was predeceased by her husband Mac in 1992 and her father Ward in 1986. She is survived by her loving children, Bruce (Mary), Carol (Gary) Potter, Brent (Kate), Bob (Anita), and Cathy (Clarence) Hankel; grandchildren, Lisa (Deryk) Salter, Chris (Ashley) Bamford, Beth (Tim) Riley, Janette and Meagan Bamford, Crystal and Candace Hankel and Ben Bamford; great-grandchildren; MacAdam and Aria Bamford and Conor Riley. She is also survived by her mother Ida Barkley; sister, Eileen (Les) Malin; brother, Ron (Barb) Barkley; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
'Remember her with a smile today,
She was not one for tears;
Reflect instead on memories
Of all the happy years,
Recall to mind the way she spoke,
And all the things she said.
Her strength, her courage,
The way she lived
Remember that instead.
The good advice she’d give us,
Her eyes that shone with laughter
So much of her that never died
But lives on ever after.'
Helen Bamford has left all who knew her a legacy of unconditional love, honesty and kindness. She was a rare person who always put others’ happiness before her own. Frien ds and family celebrated her beautiful life and mourned the loss of her gentle spirit together at McInnis & Holloway’s 'Fish Creek Chapel', (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Friday, December 22, 2000 at 1 pm with Rev. Bruce R. Sheasby of Red Deer Lake United Church officiating. Graveside service followed at St. Paul’s Anglican Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Red Deer Lake United Church, Box 21, Site 5, RR8, Calgary, Alberta, T2J 2T9, or the Midnapore Church of England Society (MCES) Box 8, Site 2, RR9, Calgary, Alberta, T2J 5G5, or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6.
In living memory of Helen Bamford, 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.