The death of Peter Martel, age 84 years, occurred on December 27, 2000 at Shellbrook, SK. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Isabelle Snyder, Big River, SK; his children: Yvonne Lendsay, Rosthern, SK; Kathy (Robert) Gaudry of Debden, SK; Rod (Ellen) Martel, Big River, SK; Sandra (Robert) Fontaine, Debden SK; a long time companion, Agnes Katcheech, Cochin, SK; their children: Jones (Bernadette) Katcheech, Red Deer, AB; Don Katcheech, North Battleford, SK; Cindy Lynn Katcheech, Vancouver, BC; Maynard Katcheech, Calgary, AB; Darlene Katcheech, Saskatoon, SK; 31 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Raymond Deschamps, Saskatoon, SK; Walter Preston of Alberta; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, Robert Katcheech; daughter, June Martel: son-in-law, Don Lendsay; his mother, Louise Flamont; step-father, Ed Deschamps; sisters: Jean Deschamps, Alice Baker, Mary Deschamps; brother, Ed Deschamps.
Prayers were said on Friday, December 29, 2000 from the Chapel, Sallows & McDonald Home, North Battleford, SK.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, December 30, 2000 from Notre Dame de Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, North Battleford, SK with Reverend Father Andrew Cyruk as Celebrant. Soloists: Nanette Fontaine and Nadine Bouchard; Accompaniment: Brad Hinson-Mandolin and Robert Fontaine-Guitar; Cross Bearers: Whalen Katcheech and Nathan Fontaine; Honour Guard: Royal Canadian Legion #70; Honorary Pallbearers: 'His Many Friends'; Active Pallbearers: Grandsons, Rocky Gaudry, Robert Katcheech, Nash Fontaine, Joe Martel, Etien Martel and Tyler Gopher.
It is with great sadness that we report the death of our father, grandfather, uncle and friend Pete. After a year of ill health, Pete gave up his life in the Shellbrook Hospital at the age of 84.
In 1945, after several years of service to our country, Pete began a trucking business in North Battleford, SK. In 1956, Peter relocated to Alberta where he was employed as a truck driver; during an off-season he managed the North Battleford Legion. He once again began his own business and made his home in Alberta. Pete hired many people from the Battleford areas. During these years, Pete resided in Empress, AB and later in Longview, AB. After his retirement, Pete remained by the mountains in the wintertime, and began spending his summers in Saskatchewan close to his family. Pete spent many hours of his life driving the highway from Alberta to Saskatchewan, as he always attended family gatherings and celebrations.
In his later years, he again took up residence in North Battleford. In February of 2000, he was hospitalized and later moved to Big River to be closer to his family. Peteís health suffered a serious setback in September. He once again relocated to the Whispering Pineís Nursing Home in Canwood, SK. Pete made many friends in his life journey. Until his passing, he continued to entertain and impress the many caregivers and new acquaintances. We will remember our father, grandfather, uncle and friend as a gifted man of physical strength, diverse abilities, with a strong character and a wonderful sense of humor. He loved fishing and playing cards. His ability to recall with precision and detail memories from all stages of his life, was complimented by his love of life and a learned appreciation for the gift of time. Pete, we love you and will treasure and remember your many 'sayings,' stories and jokes. They will remain for us a source of comfort. Rest in peace, Daddy.
The family has requested that memorial donations be directed to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Sallows & McDonald Funeral Home, North Battleford, SK.
Eva Blanche Barlow
Eva Blanche Barlow (nee Ross) passed from this life on January 30, 2001 at the High River Hospital. She will be missed by her son Barrie (Barb) of Prince George, B.C. and her daughter Bernice (Dwayne) Rasmussen of Okotoks, AB.; seven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Harvey Ross of Kamloops, B.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. Eva Blanche was predeceased by her husband Charles Harvey (Bud) in March 1990, two infant children and her grandson James Barlow in January 2001.
Eva was born at Meldrum Creek, B.C. on October 10, 1912, the youngest of ten children born to ranching pioneers in the Cariboo Country. After marrying Bud, they lived at Soda Creek, Williams Lake, Hope, Salmon Arm, and Kelowna B.C. For the past ten years she lived in Okotoks, AB. Cremation has taken place.
Interment of cremated remains will take place during Apple Blossom Time at the Kelowna City Cemetery, Kelowna, B.C. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made in Eva Blancheís memory to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Piersonís Funeral Service, Calgary. Telephone (403) 235-3602.
Donna Lynne Walsh
Donna Lynne Walsh (nee Meriam) passed away at the age of 53 years, on Thursday, February 1, 2001 in the Black Diamond Oilfields General Hospital, after a lengthy illness.
She is survived by her father, Lester Meriam of Turner Valley, Alberta, brother, Larry (Gail) Meriam of Cochrane, Alberta, nieces, Ila Meriam of Cochrane, Alberta and Marlo Carswell of Wellington, New Zealand as well as nephews Scott Meriam of Cochrane, Alberta and Greg Carswell of Vancouver, B.C. She was predeceased by her mother Charlotte Meriam (nee Bell) in 1989.
Donnaís love and caring for her friends, family, animals and those less fortunate than her will be fondly remembered by all. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Donnaís name to the Oilfields General Hospital: Equipment Fund, P. O. Bag 1, Black Diamond, Alberta, T0L 0H0.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at 1 pm in the United Church (Royal Avenue across from the school) Turner Valley, Alberta. Cremation and arrangements in care of Lawrence (Larry) Slywka and Dennis Anaka of Slywkaís Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Cochrane, Alberta. Telephone: 1-403-932-1039.
Byron Elmer (Barney) Jones
April 21, 1912 - January 29,2001
On January 29, 2001, Byron passed away at the age of 88 years at the Laurier House in Edmonton.
Byron was well known and respected in the business community for many years. He leaves to mourn and will be lovingly remembered by his entire family. He leaves his legacy of honesty, dignity, courage and laughter.
A special thanks to all of Byronís caregivers for their care and compassion that will not be forgotten.
With respect to Byronís wishes there will be no service. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army (9618 - 101A Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 0C7), an organization that he greatly admired.
Vince Motta, beloved son of Tom and Pina Motta and brother to Nadia, passed away suddenly at the Rockyview General Hospital on Tuesday, January 2, 2001, at the age of 23 years.
Vince was born in Calgary on October 22, 1977 and lived his life in rural Okotoks. A gifted athlete, he had a passion for soccer and spent untold hours practicing with his sister and proving to be a star on various teams he played for. Vince enjoyed numerous sports and loved to spend time in the outdoors fishing. He was an amazing guitar player and had a deep love for music. In recent months, Vince as lead vocalist, worked hard at establishing a new band. Most evenings were spent doing what he loved most, jamming with friends.
He graduated high school at Holy Trinity Academy in Okotoks and was attending Mount Royal College, studying business. While attending college, Vince worked with his fatherís landscaping company. He also assisted in coaching his sisterís soccer team. Vince loved to travel and recently enjoyed re-discovering his roots on a wonderful trip to Italy. His family was extremely important to him. He lived his life surrounded by the nurturing love of his family. Always cheerful and kindhearted, Vince was a mentor and role model for Nadia.
The family will fondly remember the many happy celebrations that they shared together. Vince, with his zest for life, was a good and fun-loving friend to many. He will always be remembered for his warm smile, his outgoing personality and the twinkle in his eye.
Vince is also survived by his maternal grandparents, paternal grandmother, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends of Calgary, Italy and Switzerland.
Relatives and friends were invited to Prayers and Tributes at McInnis & Hollowayís 'Fish Creek Chapel', (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Sunday, January 7, 2001 at 4 pm. Funeral Mass was concelebrated at St. James Catholic Church (71 Riverside Drive West, Okotoks, AB) on Monday, January 8, 2001 at 1 pm with the Rev. John A. Bastigal and Rev. Emanuel C. Buttigieg Celebrants. Graveside service followed at Queenís Park Mausoleum.
In living memory of Vince Motta, 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.
Walter Edward Mulley
It is with great sadness that the Mulley family announces the passing of Walter Edward Mulley at the High River Hospital on January 5, 2001 at the age of 54 years, after a brave battle with cancer.
Besides his loving wife Donna, Walter is survived by: two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill (Pat) and Philip (Barbara), and a sister Margaret, Aunt Alice and Cousin Jack Lee, as well as many nieces and nephews. Walter was predeceased by his father Sidney and mother Ethel of Winnipeg.
Walter was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on February 12, 1946, moving to Calgary in 1966. He was employed as a pipe fitter for over twenty-five years until his illness prevented him from continuing.
Funeral Services will be held at Red Deer Lake United Church (west on Highway 22X past Spruce Meadows) on Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Bruce R. Sheasby officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donorís choice.
The family wishes to thank Dr. McCracken and the public health nurses for their daily care and compassion. We wish to express special thanks to Bruce and Mary Bamford for all their support during this difficult time.
In living memory of Walter Mulley, 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.
Donald Virgil Ohlson
Donald Virgil Ohlson, of Turner Valley, passed away peacefully with his daughters at his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Don is survived by his loving daughters Kathy, Donna, Deb and Jamie, his five grandchildren, his sister Yvonne, his brother Bill and his aunt Elsie Scott. He was predeceased by his parents Virgil and Donalda Ohlson.
Services were held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Okotoks on Monday, Jan. 8 at 1:30 pm. Pastor Russ Worrad of Gospel Chapel, Black Diamond, officiated. Interment of Donís urn followed at Okotoks Union Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made in Donís memory to the Alternative Cancer Research Foundation, c/o 200 Woodgate Rd., Okotoks, T0L 1T0 or to the Oilfields Hospital Foundation (Palliative Care), Bag 1, Black Diamond, T0L 0H0. Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd., Okotoks (938-3111) directors.
Patrick Jerold Meyers
Mr. Patrick Jerold Meyers, of Stavely, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at the Rockyview Hospital on October 15, 2000 at the age of 68 years. Pat is survived by his children, Brenda (Tim) Minue of Okotoks; Brad (Donna) Meyers of DeWinton; Barbara (Kendall) Shram of Warmen, SA., Tami (Shane) Wiesner of Calgary and their mother Joyce Meyers of Okotoks as well as many grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Rd. Okotoks, on Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 2:30 pm. Pastor Wes Dyck officiating. Cremation to follow. If desired, in memory of Pat, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 2nd Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue SE, Calgary, T2G 2H8. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.