Carl Ernest David Riehl
Carl Ernest David Riehl of Okotoks, Alberta passed away suddenly at his residence on July 22, 2001 at the age of 61. Forever he remains the beloved husband of Monique and cherished father of Tammy, Carol, Jody, Brent and Christine. Carl’s life-long dedication to the horses and people he helped will be sadly missed by his many friends and family.
A memorial service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Road, Okotoks, AB., Friday, July 27, 2001 at 1:30 pm.
Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd. Okotoks. Phone 938-3111.
Chad Elden Surgeson
Chad Elden Surgeson of Turner Valley, passed away on June 28, 2001, at the age of 22 years. Chad will be dearly missed by his family, his father, Elden (Barb) of Black Diamond; his siblings, Dennis (Monica) of Turner Valley, Tanya (Vance) Tait and their children Kayla and Taylor of Shellbrook, SK., Michelle Surgeson of Shellbrook, SK.; Grandparents, Evelyn Surgeson (Ralph Baker) of Vanscoy, SK., Eva Burchby of Zealandia, SK., as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Chad was predeceased by his mother Lana Burchby in July, 2000.
A funeral service was held at Lewis Memorial United Church, Turner Valley, on Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Doug Powell officiated.
If desired, in memory of Chad, memorial contributions may be made to the Kid’s Help Phone Foundation, 150 - 9 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB., T2P 2S5. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.
David Eugene Davies
David Eugene Davies died suddenly on May 11, 2001 at his home in Edmonton, AB at the age of 38 years.
David is survived by his wife Rose Davies; and his four children, Samantha (Burlington, ON), Heidi, Karl and Lucie, all of Edmonton, AB. He is also survived by his mother Lois Davies of Black Diamond, AB; and his father Quentin Davies of Vernon, BC. He is also survived by his brothers Allan (Jeannie) of Brantford, ON, Steven (Val) of Calgary, AB; and his two sisters, Brenda (Merle) Gaffney of Bassano, AB and Faye (Tim) Mitchell of Black Diamond, AB; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by both sets of grandparents, many aunts and uncles and his cousin Robert Goodison.
A memorial service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, High River, on Saturday, May 19 at 1:00 pm with the Reverend Jeanne Forte officiating.
If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, High River. Telephone: 652-2222.
Archdeacon Waverley Drake Gant
Archedeacon Waverley Drake Gant, aged 85 years of Grand Forks, B.C, passed away suddenly at his home, October 31, 2001.
He was born January 27, 1916 in Brandon, Manitoba, to Maurice and Sophia Gant. He grew up in Winnipeg, where he later received his B.A and L.Th. degrees at St. John's College at the University of Manitoba. He was ordained to the Anglican priesthood on December 21, 1941. In 1945 he married Dorothy Coppin. After serving in various parishes in Southern Manitoba he moved with his family to the Alberta Foothills in 1952, where, falling in love with the people and the country, he served as Rector to the Meota Parishes for 32 years. In 1984, he and Dorothy retired to Grand Forks. They were active for a time in the Boundary Naturalists Club and the Grand Forks Art Gallery.
He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, George and Peter and by one sister, Maude.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, two sisters, Edythe and Undine, four children, Kristin (Roy) Renneberg, Anne (Alec) Macklin, Elizabeth Westbrook, Maurice Gant and a foster son, David Rurak; three grandchildren, Patricia, Benjamin and Kimberly Macklin, Steven and Susan Westbrook and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 pm, Monday, November 5, 2001 at Christ Church Millarville, Alberta. Burial will follow in the Christ Church Cemetery.
Toews Funeral Home of Grand Forks, B.C. and Snodgrass Funeral Services of Okotoks, AB have care of arrangements.
Charles Edward Simmons
November 25, 1916 – November 2, 2001
Charles passed away at the Stony Plain Health Center after a courageous battle with cancer, three weeks short of his 85th birthday.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Lorina, son Lorne (Linda) Simmons of Stony Plain and daughter Pat (Cec) Hamilton of Edmonton. He will be dearly missed by his six grandchildren, Janie (Mark) Tyrrell, Jolee (Cory) Simmons-Kulak of Stony Plain, Lydia Lanman, Rebecca Lanman, Darcy Hamilton and Wesley Hamilton, all of Edmonton. Charles is survived by five great-grandchildren, his brother Robert (Barbara) Simmons of Lethbridge and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his infant brother, Richard in 1928.
Born in Bassano, Alberta and raised on a homestead in Rosemary, Charles graduated high school in 1934. After earning his teaching certificate in Normal School in Calgary, he taught school in various rural communities in southern Alberta. During his duty in the R.C.A.F., Charles was an instructor in the bomb squadron overseas until the end of WWII. While attending the University of Alberta, Charles met the love of his life, Lorina and married in 1948. In 1950 he earned his BSc in Mining Engineering; however, recognizing his love of teaching, he relocated his family to Blairmore, Alberta where he taught school for three years. In 1953 the Simmons' moved to Black Diamond, Alberta where Charles was the principal of the high school until his retirement 23 years later.
Charles and Lorina traveled extensively, volunteered for organizations such as Meals On Wheels and were active in the church and the Elks. Throughout his lifetime, Charles was a dedicated brother of the Masonic Lodge and particularly enjoyed his involvement with the Shriners Oriental Band.
In 1991, he and Lorina moved to Stony Plain, where he volunteered his time and expertise as the Secretary Treasurer for the Drop-In Center and for the Masonic Lodge.
Charles touched many lives and will be dearly missed by all who had the fortune to meet him. Prayers and visitation were held Tuesday, November 6 at 7:30 pm from Parkland Funeral Chapel, 3502 - 44 Ave., Stony Plain. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 7 at 2 pm at Stony Plain United Church, 5014 - 51 Ave. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to Palliative Care, 4405 Southpark Drive, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 2M7
Parkland Funeral Services, Stony Plain in care of arrangements. Telephone 963-2520.
Dallas John Martin
Dallas John Martin of Calgary, formerly of Penticton, passed away at the Father Lacombe Nursing Home, Calgary on October 16, 2001 at the age of 81 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Cora Martin, Calgary; his family David Martin, Penticton, Rob Martin, Calgary, Linda Martin, Sundre, Ron Martin, Ft. McMurray, Verna and Bill Besselink, High River; his grandchildren Billy and Brett Besselink and Lisa Martin; and great-granddaughter Eddy-Layne Reister. Dallas was predeceased by his brothers Charlie and Darrell Martin.
A funeral service was held at the High River United Church on Friday, October 19 at 1:30 pm with the Reverend L. F. Ling officiating. An interment service followed at Nanton Cemetery.
If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Father Lacombe Nursing Home, 332 - 146 Ave. S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 2A3. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd., High River. Telephone 652-2222. 38-15762-43
George Provan Thomson
Mr. George Provan Thomson, of Okotoks, formerly of Toronto, passed away peacefully at his home on October 14, 2001 at the age of 82 years. George is survived by his children, George Jr. (Shyrlie) of Okotoks and Wendy (Gary) Rhodes of Calgary. Grandchildren, Bill, Mark, Dana, Tiffany and Keridawn. Great grandchildren, Christopher, John, Craig, Stefan, Zachary, Alexa and Madison. George is also survived by his sister Nancy Canata and her children Connie (Tom) McAleese of Toronto. Brother-in-law Stan (Dee) of Leamington, Ont. as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Irene in 1998.
A funeral service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Okotoks, on Thursday, October 18, 2001 at 1 pm. Interment followed at Okotoks Union Cemetery.
If desired, in memory of George, memorial contributions may be made to Pound Rescue, 305 Suntree Place, Okotoks, AB., T0L 1T1 or to the Royal Canadian Legion, 25 - 8 Ave. S.E., High River, AB T1V 1E8.
Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone: (403) 938-3111.
Jean Jupp beloved wife of Les of Okotoks, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2001, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Jean had lived in Indian Head, Saskatchewan until 1960. The family then moved to Calgary. She is the loving mother of Lynn Jupp of High River and Lori White (Don) of Calgary; two grandchildren, Andrea and Theresa. She was also survived by a sister, Margaret MacPherson of Sherwood Park.
At Jean's request no service will be held. To email expressions of sympathy: email@example.com Subject Heading: Jean Jupp. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 - 12th Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2.
In living memory of Jean Jupp, 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.
Mary Adelaide 'Addie' Miller Gaunce
Mary Adelaide 'Addie' Miller Gaunce of High River, formerly of Okotoks, passed away at the High River Hospital & Nursing Home on October 2, 2001 at the age of 97 years. She is survived by her sons, Bob (Pauline) Miller of Okotoks; Jack Miller of Markerville, AB; her daughter Edna Rothenburger of Winnipeg and by 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Fred Foran of Okotoks. Addie was predeceased by her first husband Ervie Miller in 1946, her second husband Kenneth Gaunce in 2000, two sons Bruce in 1975 and Jim in 2000.
A funeral service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Okotoks, on Friday, October 5 at 2:30 pm with the Reverend Doug Powell officiating. An interment service followed at Okotoks Union Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the High River & District Health Foundation, 560 - 9 Ave. W., High River, AB. T1V 1B3. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, Okotoks (938-3111).