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ALBERTA - Okotoks - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 31

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Date: Friday, 29 July 2016, at 11:05 a.m.

Crawford John Harper Wells

Mr. Crawford John Harper Wells of Pinantan Lake, B.C. passed away at the age of 69 years in the early morning hours at his lakeside home.

Crawford is survived by his loving wife of 50 years of marriage Darlene; his two beautiful daughters Darry-Anne (Rob) Kenney of the Slocan Valley, Kootenay, B.C. and Debbie (Richard) Cole of Okotoks, Alberta; and his last remaining son Grant Wells of Langley, B.C.; also missed by his five gorgeous granddaughters Taralea, DeAnne, Jenean, Ashley and Steffannie and of course his only grandson Spencer John B. Wells.

Crawford was predeceased by his oldest son Dean Irving Wells of Nelson, B.C., and his youngest son Shane John Crawford Wells of Surrey, B.C.

Viewing was held on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm prior to the funeral service that was held on Tuesday, May 21 at 1:30 pm at Valleyview Funeral Home and Cemetery, 14660 - 72nd, Surrey, B.C. Graveside Service followed with reception at the funeral home.

Donations in lieu of flowers would be appreciated, to Whalley Little League, c/o Joe Burns, 16750 Cherryhill Crescent, Surrey, B.C. V4N 4M9 in memory of Mr. Wells. Service arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops (250) 374-1454 and to Valleyview Funeral Home, Surrey, (604) 596-8866.

Ralph Eldridge Steen

Ralph Eldridge Steen was born July 14, 1912 at Nanton, AB. He passed away at the High River Hospital on May 15, 2002 of cancer. Ralph is survived by his daughters Lorraine (Wilf) Durand of Kamloops, BC; Sharon (Dick) Durand of Penticton, BC and by six sisters, Edna McKellar of Turner Valley, AB; Beulah McKellar of Eckville, AB; Margaret Fyten of Three Hills, AB; Lois Payne of Edmonton, AB; Dorothy Petersen of Aransas Pass, Texas; Elaine Howard of Calgary, AB; and his ex-wife Dorothy Hall of Penticton, BC. Ralph was predeceased by his second wife Evelyn on November 20, 1994; his mother Florence Steen on August 6, 1977; his dad Carl Steen on April 3, 1982; sister Lorraine on February 3, 1933 and grandson J. Ryan on May 4, 2000.

Ralph was always busy. He worked at Turner Valley from 1930 - 1954 for Royalite Oil. In 1954, Ralph and several families left Turner Valley to go to Kamloops to work for Gulf Oil. Ralph took early retirement due to health problems relating to polio which he had as a teenager. They retired and moved to Nanton in 1977. Ralph was very active with his volunteering with Meals On Wheels and taking people to High River and Calgary for medical appointments. He had a wonderful memory for things that happened long ago. At Ralph's request there will not be a funeral service. There will be a graveside memorial service at a later date at the Nanton Cemetery. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the High River & District Health Care Foundation (Palliative Care), 560 - 9 Ave. W. High River, AB. T1V 1B3. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd., High River (652-2222).

Jacqueline Rea (Nee Kerr)
1930 - 2002

Jacqueline (Jackie) Rea (nee Kerr) passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on Sunday, May 12, 2002 at the age of 71 years. Jacqueline was born on November 13, 1930 in Beiseker, AB, and lived in Okotoks and Calgary.

Jacqueline is the loving mother of a son, Randy (Marlita) of Fort McMurray, AB; and a daughter, Peggy (Albert) of Okotoks; seven grand-children, Cheryl, Connie, Leanne, Stewart, Tracy, Jennifer and Sarah; and three great-grand-children, Kali, Drake and Alexis. She is also survived by a sister Marlene (Vallance) of Calgary. Jacqueline was predeceased by her husband Walter.

Funeral services were held at McInnis & Holloway's 'Park Memorial Chapel', (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) May 16, 2002 at 4:00 pm. In living memory of Jacqueline, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes 'Park Memorial Chapel', 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary. Phone: 403-243-8200.

Shirley Eleanor Carpenter
1942 - 2002

Shirley Eleanor Carpenter, beloved wife and best friend of Mr. Dale Carpenter of DeWinton, passed away at home on Friday, April 12, 2002 at the age of 59 years.

Shirley was a graduate of Calgary General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1964. Arabian horses were her passion and she raised and showed them for 35 years. She will be remembered by her many students of Cara Arabians where she had taught for 25 years.

Besides her loving husband of 37 years, Shirley is survived by a son, Dave Carpenter and a daughter and son-in-law Donna and Fran Kavanagh, all of Calgary and two grandsons Brennan and Jake. She is also survived by two brothers Alan Rickard and John Rickard; a sister-in-law Arlene Rickard, a niece and nephew Lindsay and Lance Rickard, as well as relatives, friends and neighbours.

Graveside service was held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens on Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 11:00 am. Funeral services followed at First Assembly Pentecostal Church, 6031 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary at 1:30 pm. To e-mail expressions of sympathy: Subject heading: Shirley Carpenter.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Fibromyalgia Society of Alberta, #203, 239 - 12 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1H6, Telephone (403) 243-4700 or to the First Assembly Pentecostal Church Dream Centre Fund, 6031 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2V 1J4 (403) 253-7136.

In living memory of Shirley Carpenter, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Me-morial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

David John 'Jack' Gittins

David John (Jack) Gittins, dearly loved husband and best friend of Hilary, Okotoks, passed away at the High River Hospital on April 17, 2002 after a courageous and dignified battle with cancer.

He leaves to mourn, his beloved sons and their wives Paul and Helen of Nottingham, England, Simon and Coleen of Bragg Creek, Jon and Tracey of Okotoks and Richard of Okotoks and his adored grandchildren Alex, Zoe, Mike, Isabel, Joseph and Sarah. He also leaves to mourn his mother Anne Gittins of Devon, his brother Dick and his wife Jean of Solihull and his sister Ann and husband Roy of Devon, all in England.

Thank you to the staff of the High River Hospital and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, to the Home Care nurses especially Millie and to Dr. Wasylenko, Dr. Spice and Dr. Ansell. A special thank you to Gwen for her compassion and kindness.

Funeral services were held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Road, Okotoks, on Saturday, April 20 at 11:00 am. Cremation followed. If desired, contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 2nd floor, 215 - 12 Ave. S.E., Calgary, T2G 1A2. Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd., Okotoks, directors, Telephone 938-3111, directors.

Margaret 'Peggy' Graham

Margaret 'Peggy' Graham (nee Graham), passed away in her home at the High River Nursing Home on July 25, 2002.

Peggy was predeceased by her parents John and Winnifred Graham, her husband Keith Graham, son Frank Farano and grandson Randy Farano.

Left to mourn her passing are her three daughters, Lavonne (John) Powers of Grande Prairie, Leanne (Dale) Dyrland of Okotoks, Roxanne (Neil) Stratton of Wainwright, 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren, her faithful brother and sister-in-law Herb and Irene Graham of Fort Macleod as well as their families also survive Peggy.

Peggy enjoyed travelling the world. She will always be remembered for her smiley face and mischievous twinkle in her eye.

A special thank you to the staff at the High River Nursing Home for their wonderful care that Peggy received.

At Peggy's request, no funeral services will be held. Cremation took place at Parklawn Crematorium, High River. If desired, in memory of Peggy, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone (403) 938-3111.

Gordon Edmund 'Eddie' Kirk

Gordon Kirk of Elkford, B.C., formerly of Longview, AB, passed away at Elkford, B.C. on July 7, 2002 at the age of 78 years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lorna, Elkford, B.C.; his daughters Maxine (Fred) Davidson, Okotoks and Debbie Kirk (Gord Perkins), Calgary and by four grandchildren Darren, Craig, Corrine and Nigel and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Alice Cowling, High River and sister-in-law Pauline Kirk, Longview.

A funeral service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, High River, on July 13, 2002 at 2:00 pm with Sue MacDonald D.M. officiating. An interment service followed at Highwood Cemetery.

If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 1825 Park Rd. S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6.

Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, High River. Telephone 652-2222.

Luverna Blanche Manning (nee Allen)

Luverna Blanche Manning passed away on July 27, 2002 in Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 95.

Blanche was pre-deceased by her sweetheart, Jim in 1966. She also follows two of her children to heaven, Marjorie who passed away in 1930 at the age of two years and Barry who passed away in 1935 at the age of seven months. Blanche was the matriarch of a large family who adored her. She leaves behind six children, 22 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

Blanche lived a life marked by laughter, music, charity, and work. She was born in 1907 in Minnesota and came to Canada when she was one-month old. Her family homesteaded in the Alliance, Alberta area. She was the eldest of eight children and lived the life of a hardworking farm girl. She wed James Warren Manning at 17 years old. With James by her side Blanche raised five strong boys (Robert, James, Ronald, Richard and Donald), and a much cherished daughter (Sharon). Blanche was a resident of the Black Diamond / Turner Valley, Alberta area for nearly 75 years.

Blanche's pride came from the love and success of her family, whom she supported and guided with her own special brand of wisdom. Her ability to draw her family near to her has always kept them bound together with a common thread of devotion. It is with both sadness and joy that her family releases her to the Heavenly Father's care - sadness that her twinkling blue eyes are gone for a time but joy that her suffering was short and she goes to join her loved ones who have gone before.

May angels go beside you Mom.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2002 at 2:00 p.m., at the Black Diamond Gospel Church. Interment to follow at the Highwood Cemetery, High River, Alberta. Donations may be made to the Black Diamond Gospel Church, 212 Centre Ave. West, Black Diamond, Alberta, T0L 0H0 Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) 938-3111.

Maxine Wallace (nee Martin)

Maxine Wallace passed away peacefully at home on July 25, 2002 at the age of 63 years.

Maxine is survived by her loving husband Bill of Okotoks, her sons Kenny (Georgette) Koldsbaek and Keith Koldsbaek of Charlotte, N.C.; Jeffrey (Dana) of St. Helier, Jersey, her brother Ross (Margaret) of Langley, B.C., grandchildren, Chelsea, Courtney, Katelyn and Brenna, step-son Sam of Waldorff, MD and step-daughter Katie of Grove City, OH.

Maxine was predeceased by her father, Albert Edward Martin, in 1969, and by her mother Vera Irene, earlier this year. Maxine was born in Calgary, Alberta and grew up in Turner Valley, Prince Rupert and Coquitlam, B.C. It was in B.C. that her life-long passion for horses was born. She married Bent Koldsbaek in 1958, and they had two sons, Keith and Kenny. Unfortunately, they divorced after six years of marriage. Maxine then moved to Ontario, raised her third son Jeffrey, and became a successful business owner. In 1986, she met her current husband Bill and they married later that year. She sold her business and moved to Virginia. In 1988 Maxine and Bill moved to Ontario, and recently moved to Alberta to prepare for retirement. Maxine adored horses, everything about the west, loved to travel and was actively involved in her Church.

In memory of Maxine flowers are appreciated and memorial contributions may be made to the Okotoks Evangelical Free Church, 28 Westland Road, Okotoks, Alberta, T1S 1T2. A funeral service will be held at the Okotoks Evangelical Free Church on Monday, July 29th, 2002. Interment will be held on August 1st in Penticton, British Columbia. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) 938-3111.

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