Marian (Byng) Robinson
Mrs. Marian (Byng) Robinson, of Calgary, passed away peacefully at Foothills Hospital, Calgary, on October 2, 2001. Byng was born in Blackville, New Brunswick on March 6, 1916 and came to Alberta with her husband Don and five children in 1950. She was predeceased by her husband Don in 1975, granddaughters Jenny in 1961 and Nancy in 1997, also by eight sisters and two brothers. Byng leaves to mourn her passing her five children, Noni (Bob) Gowing, High River; Donna (Syd) Wyatt, High River; Nita (Lou) Maga, Red Deer; Morley (Janie) Robinson, Mulhurst; and Jean Robinson and special friend John, Calgary; 11 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She also leaves her sister Wilma Woodhouse of Fredericton, N.B. and numerous nieces, nephews and friends to mourn her passing.
Byng lived for her family and was always proud of her children's and grandchildren's accomplishments. She loved the outdoors, enjoyed riding for many years and loved going for long drives through the mountains.
Byng was a valued employee of the Carolina Restaurant and K-Mart stores for many years, retiring to live in Calgary with her youngest daughter Jean until her passing.
A funeral service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Okotoks, on Saturday, October 6, 2001 at 1:30 pm. Interment followed at Okotoks Union Cemetery. The Rev. Doug Powell of the Okotoks United Church officiated. If desired, in memory of Byng, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone: 938-3111.
Lillian Bickford of High River passed away at the High River Hospital & Nursing Home on August 27, 2001 at the age of 88 years. She is survived by her daughters Louise Flack, High River; Linda (William) Hunt, Saskatoon and Valerie (Charlie) Hurton, Fort St. John; her sons; Larry (Maureen) Bickford, Carstairs and Laurie 'Red' (Agnes) Bickford, Okotoks and by 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Lillian was predeceased by her husband Lorne on July 30, 1996, her son Leslie Bickford in 1966 and by two sisters.
A funeral service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, High River on Saturday, September 1 at 11 am with the Reverend Henry V. Friesen officiating. An interment service followed at the Nanton Cemetery. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the High River & District Health Care Foundation, (2nd Floor), 560 - 9 Ave W. High River, Ab. T1V 1B3. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd., High River (652-2222).
Ralph Brown, loving husband of Pegi McGill passed away suddenly at the age of 57 of a massive heart attack on September 1, 2001. He died on the waters of his beloved Shuswap.
Ralph lived his short life to the fullest. He was born in Brantford, Ontario and grew up in Renforth, New Brunswick. Ralph was an active community member and was especially a great supporter of minor hockey. He has been involved in the construction business for the last 25 years and will be missed.
He touched the lives of many and his family meant the world to him. His pride and joy were his three sons, Trevor, Greg and Doug. Ralph was predeceased by his mother, Phyllis (Loube) Brown and father, W. Mervyn Brown and father-in-law, Elroy McGill. He was the stepson of Kaye Brown of Ottawa, Ontario and son-in-law of Margaret McGill of Rush Lake, Saskatchewan. He will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Wendy Bell (Brad) of Grafton, Ontario; his brothers, Ross (Carol), Roger (Gayle), Rick (Beth); his brothers-in-law, Don (Maureen), Rick and Randy (Valerie); and sisters-in-law, Lynn Drever (Don), Bonnie Bourgeois (Gary) and Nancy McGill. He was also survived by many nieces and nephews who will miss Uncle Ralph.
A Funeral Service was held at Lewis Memorial United Church, Turner Valley on Tuesday, September 4, 2001 at 2 pm with Reverend Ken Crassweller. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes can be made to the Oilfield Health Foundation, Bag #1, Black Diamond, AB, T0J 0H0.
Mr. John Verot of Okotoks, passed away after a short illness with cancer at the High River Hospital on August 7, 2001 at the age of 90 years.
He was predeceased by his wife Mildred in 1985 and grandson Lawrence. John leaves behind his son Robert (Dianne) of Okotoks, daughters Diane of Saskatoon, SK., and Patricia (Charles) of Surrey, B.C., eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
John farmed in the Radville, Saskatchewan area for many years prior to his retirement.
An evening prayer service was said at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Okotoks, on Friday, August 10, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. A funeral service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Okotoks, on Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Fr. John Bastigal of St. James Catholic Church officiated.
If desired, in memory of John, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone: 938-3111.
Lyle E. Sales
Lyle E. Sales of Okotoks, born October 4, 1930, passed away at the High River Hospital on August 7, 2001.
He was the son of George Alfred and Genevieve Lucille Sales (nee McIntyre) and was born and raised in Vulcan. Lyle had a long and loving military life, starting as a Cadet Officer for a few years to C.D.A. Army Active Force and onto the Calgary Highlanders and then the Queen’s Own Rifles for a number of years. He also worked for the Provincial and Federal Disaster Services for 25 years. He retired on April 2, 1992. Lyle enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid photographer and a good artist. He enjoyed camping and puttering around in his back yard.
Lyle was the husband of Emella Marie Sales, father to Linda (Ed) Mundy, Red Deer and Larry (Inta) Sales, Morinville; step-father to Evelyne (Al) McQuid, Red Deer, Henry (Peitra) Fournier, Medicine Hat, Gilbert and Claude Fournier, both of Edmonton. He was grandfather and great-grandfather to four granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; seven step-grandchildren and one step-great-granddaughter and grandson.
Lyle will be sadly and greatly missed by all his loved ones and friends. A memorial service will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Rd., Okotoks on Saturday, August 18, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. with Marilyn Evans officiating. Cremation arrangements by Parklawn Crematorium, High River.
If desired, memorial tributes in Lyle’s memory may be made to the Community Care Services Annex Site, (Home Care), c/o High River Hospital 720 - 6th St. S.W., High River, AB T1V 1B3.
Raymond Emile Oliver Monvoisin
Mr. Raymond Emile Oliver Monvoisin of Okotoks, passed away suddenly at Rosen Lake, B.C. on August 10, 2001 at the age 65 years. Ray is survived by his loving wife Rosemarie. His children, Richard of Enderby, B.C., Debra (Barry) Ryan of Calgary, Heather (Gunter) Lehnert-Thiel of Calgary, Jocelyn (Peter) Dyck of Seven Lakes, North Carolina; Brigitte Monvoisin of Nelson, B.C.; six grandchildren, Brigitte Monvoisin; Luke and Thomas Ryan; Nikita Lehnert-Thiel; David and Rachael Dyck. Ray is also survived by his siblings, Violet Vicker of Mankota, SK., Cecile (Floyd) Gardner of B.C., Yvonne Monvoisin of Salmon Arm, B.C., Gerald (Paula) Monvoisin of Gravelbourg, SK. as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Laurette and Jean-Marie Monvoisin.
A private family service will be held. If desired, in memory of Ray, memorial contributions may be made to Camp Horizon, Box 540, Bragg Creek, AB. T0L 0K0. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone: 938-3111.
Gary David Gray
Mr. Gary David Gray, of Okotoks, passed away peacefully at his home on August 12, 2001 at the age of 64 years.
Gary devoted his life to the oil business. He was a long standing member of the Petroleum Club, member of the Archeological Organization of the University of Texas, also a member of the Historical Society of Canada and a strong supporter of Fort Calgary. Gary spent most of his retirement years in Big Ben, West Texas. Gary enjoyed the history of the American Civil War, loved animals and the great outdoors and was a great story teller.
Gary is survived by his loving wife Gezina (Gigi), one son Russell John of Longview, Texas, one daughter Tamara and grandson Michael James of Edmonton and one brother Daryl.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, T2N 4N2. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone: 938-3111.
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.
Sheldon (Shell) Taylor Ballance
Dec. 14, 1941 - July 9, 2001
Passed away peacefully at the High River Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 59.
Shell is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Barb, his four sons, who were his best friends, Warren (Jennifer), Scott (Janine), Ryan (Cindy), Dan and two wonderful, caring grandchildren, Seth and Jade.
Shell is also survived by three brothers, Ed, Doug and Barry and many friends and family. He was predeceased by his son Shawn, his parents and two brothers.
Shell was a wonderful and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. His strength, laughter and love will be remembered by many.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Sheldon’s memory may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, c/o Alberta Cander Foundation, 1331 - 29th Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N4 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 2nd floor, 215 - 12th Ave. SE, Calgary AB T2G 1A2.
A memorial service will be held at the Okotoks United Church, 3 Elma Street. E. at 2 pm on Friday, July 13, 2001.