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ALBERTA - Okotoks - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 18

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Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2016, at 10:46 p.m.

Joseph Peyton Toes

Joseph Peyton Toes of DeWinton passed away at the High River Hospital on Monday, December 18, 2000 at the age of 82 years. He is survived by his loving wife Ellen, DeWinton; daughters Joyce Inverarity of DeWinton and Arlene (Richard) Windsor of Calgary; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

No services will be held following his wishes. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, High River (652-2222).

Nastia Victoria White

Nastia Victoria White (Vicki) (nee Nimetz), of the Okotoks area, passed away Dec. 20 at the Rockyview General Hospital after a 12 year battle with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 64 years.

Vicki was born in Arran, Sask. on March 27, 1936 and grew up near Benito, MB. The daughter of Ukrainian immigrants, Carl and Dokia, Vicki was the youngest sister to Stephanie, Carolina, Ida and brother, Metro. She taught grade school in a rural community for a year before she moved to Regina, Sask. as a very young, independent woman where she worked for six years as a switchboard operator and supervisor for Saskatchewan Government Telephones, one of the few careers available to women at the time. During these years, Vicki met her future husband, Reginald George White (Reg). Vicki also trained in Montreal, Que. to become a stewardess for Trans Canada Airlines (TCA) and was relocated to Vancouver, BC. She then moved to Calgary in the early 1960s and resumed working as a telephone operator for Alberta Government Telephones. Vicki and Reg married in Coueur d’Alene, Idaho on June 8, 1964. They moved to an acreage near Okotoks where they raised registered Welsh ponies and shared a life surrounded by animals, friends, neighborhood children and lots of laughter. Candace was born on August 6, 1969 and Vicki became a dedicated, loving mother and full-time homemaker. Reg died of lung cancer in March of 1997 and she continued to live independently on the acreage for over three years, despite her many health concerns, with the much appreciated support of her friends and neighbors. Vicki enjoyed reading, flowers, gazing at the local wildlife and her beloved mountain view as well as 'shopping' with her daughter. She will always be remembered for her vivacious, outspoken personality, beautiful smile, warm generosity, wonderful baking, and of course, the fact that she was the most devoted and proud of mothers possible. She will be greatly missed.

Vicki is survived by her daughter, Candace (Candy) of Calgary; her sister, Ida (Steve) Kowal of Kamsack, SK; her sister-in-law, Dorothy Wildt; brother-in-law, Frank (Margaret) White; and numerous nieces and nephews who will mourn her loss. She was predeceased by her husband, Reg, sisters, Stephanie Hoshowski and Caroline Peloski, and brother, Metro.

A Memorial Service was held at Christ Church in Millarville on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000 at 2 pm with the Rev. Bob Griffin officiating. Interment of the urn followed at Christ Church Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 - 2 Ave. SE, Calgary, T2G 1A2. To e-mail expressions of sympathy: Subject Heading: Victoria White.

In living memory of Victoria White, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, 'Park Memorial Chapel,' 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary. Telephone (403) 243-8200.

Carol-Anne Goodwin

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Carol-Anne Goodwin on March 8, 2001 at the age of 38 years. Carol-Anne was born in Calgary January 22, 1963. She is survived by her loving children, Danny, Trista and Christina, her mother, Val Sheridan and father Art Goodwin, sister, Marlene (Maynard) Nelson, brothers, Jim (Betty) Goodwin and Joe Sheridan, grandmother Margaret Cameron as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Rd. Okotoks, on Wednesday, March 14 at 2 pm. Cremation to follow.

If desired, in memory of Carol-Anne, memorial contributions may be made to Eagle House, Box 610, Black Diamond, T0L 0H0. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.

William 'Bill' Edward Gordon McGonigle

Mr. William 'Bill' Edward Gordon McGonigle, of Turner Valley, passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on January 27, 2001 at the age of 87 years.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Beatrice. His children, Gail Goss of Black Diamond, Wayne (Shirley) McGonigle of Longview, Raymond McGonigle of Turner Valley, Ron (Joy) McGonigle of Airdrie, Janice McGonigle of Black Diamond as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and other family members. Bill and Beatrice came from a farm in Winter, Saskatchewan to the oilfields in Turner Valley in 1945. Bill retired from the oilfields in 1976 to enjoy his garden and help his family. Over the past few years, Bill spent many hours building wooden rocking horses for his grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Rd., Okotoks, on Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 1:30 pm. The Rev. Doug Powell of the Okotoks United Church officiating. Interment to follow at Foothills Cemetery, Black Diamond. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 1820 Richmond Road S.W., Calgary, T2T 5C7 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 2nd Flr., 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, T2G 1A2. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.

Joseph Herbert Alexander “Herb” Flaro

Mr. Joseph Herbert Alexander “Herb” Flaro, beloved husband of Georgina of Red Deer, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2001 at the age of 59 years.

Herb was born in rural Ontario in 1941. He was the eldest of eleven children. When his father died in 1954, Herb was 13 years old. God blessed him with strength, courage and wisdom to accept the role of patriarch for his family. His loyalty to family, friends and the church was steadfast.

In 1967 Herb married his true love Georgina with whom he spent the next 33 years of his life. Together they loved and raised three children; Bert, Rebecca and Jeffrey. Herb and Georgina brought their family from Ontario to Alberta in 1980. They moved to the rural community of Turner Valley. It was here that Herb and his family blossomed and grew as members of the Diamond-Valley community. Herb’s contribution to the St. Michael’s parish included every aspect of human kindness from the children, church functions and the Knights of Columbus to ministering to the elderly and the infirm. The creation and stand up of the Black Diamond chapter of the Knights of Colombus was not the least of Herb’s projects and marks on the community.

Herb worked in the oilfields with Pembina for fifteen years.

He served with the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry Jump Company in the late 1950s as a private infantryman.

Herb was a servant of God and a beacon of light to the communities he served. His quick smile and bright eyes were not only his trademark but one of his gifts from God that gave him the ability of bringing light, hope and peace to others.

Herb and Georgina spent two weeks in Jamaica in 1997 with some of their many dear friends. This was their first real vacation and fulfilled a lifetime dream of the couple.

Herb spent much of the last five years helping to love, enjoy and raise his two grandchildren; Micheila, 5 years and Sophie, 3 years. Their daughter and son-in-law served in the Canadian Forces and Herb and Georgina often kept the children for weeks at a time while Mark and Rebecca were away on duty.

Herb’s youngest son Jeffrey followed in his footsteps to become a truck driver.

His son Bert passed away in Turner Valley in 1987 in the arms of the community Herb and his family had become apart of.

Besides his living wife Georgina, Herb is survived by his son Leonard Jeffrey Flaro of Red Deer, his daughter Julie Rebecca Verrall of Edmonton and her husband Mark Allan Verrall, as well as his two grandchildren Micheila and Sophie.

Herb is also survived by his four brothers, Edward (Janice), Charles (Carol), Leonard (Linda) and Renee as well as his six sisters, Lorraine Smith, Joyce Johnson, Rita Post, Mary Daisy (Maurice) Rivere, Marie Flaro-Gunus and Bernadette (Raymond) Gallant as well as his uncle Carling Ladouceur.

He was predeceased by his son Joseph Herbert Vincent “Bert” in 1987, his mother Hilda and his father Leonard.

Prayers were held at the Eventide Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at 7 pm.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Black Diamond on Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 1 pm with The Reverend Father Jack Bastigal officiating. Interment to follow at the Black Diamond Cemetery.

Provider of service Eventide Funeral Chapels, 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer, Alberta. Phone 347-2222.

Gloria Gayle Wavrecan

Gloria Gayle Wavrecan, of Millarville, passed away at the Oilfields General Hospital on March 17, 2001 at the age of 59 years.

Gloria is survived by her daughter Lori Lynn of Millarville, sister Diane Maloney of Morden, Manitoba, brother-in-law Duane Compton, as well as numerous other relatives. Gloria was predeceased by her husband Joe, her mother Marion and father Pete.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at 2 pm in the Palomina room of the Round-up Centre on the Stampede Grounds, Calgary, with Reverend Doug Powell officiating. If desired memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 2nd floor, 215 - 12 Ave. S.E. Calgary, AB. T2G 1A2; or to the Cowboy Benevolent Fund c/o, Canadian Professional Rodeo Association, 223 - 2116 - 27 Ave. N.E. Calgary, AB. T2E 7A6. Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. 938-3111.

Jeffrey Albert Flood

Mr. Jeffrey Albert Flood (retired Captain, North York/Toronto Fire Department) “Courage Compassion Service”. He answered his final call suddenly on Monday, March 5, 2001. Beloved husband and best friend of Ceinwen. Loving father to daughter Megan, his “Special Sprout”, and to son David, his “Faithful Pal”. Dear brother of Brenda Lukas of Reno, Nevada. Jeffrey will be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Special friend to his angels, Samantha Hoffman and Linda Adam.

Jeffrey was born in Vulcan March 23, 1936. His parents were Bud and Ione Flood, who were old time residents of Turner Valley, where Bud worked for Valley Pipelines. The family transferred to Toronto in 1947 with Imperial Oil. Jeff was predeceased by his father in 1965 and his mother in 1963 and a younger brother Peter. His grandparents were A.J. Flood and wife Addie of Vulcan and Wayne and Gladys Thomas of High River, early residents of both small towns. Jeff’s home was in the east, but his heart was in the west.

The funeral service was held in the chapel of the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, Toronto, Ontario on March 8, 2001, cremation followed. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Jeffrey’s memory to the Ross Tilley Burn Unit, LYC.

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