David William Foster
David William Foster passed away in Okotoks on July 5, 2002. Born in 1955, David grew up in Okotoks and worked with Trans Alta Utilities and Ace Construction in several areas in southern Alberta. David is survived by his sons, Jeffrey of Lethbridge and Clayton of Coaldale. Parents, Norman and Pat Foster of Ashcroft B.C., brothers, Michael (Marsha) and Gordon all of Okotoks. Sister, Cheryl Nikonchuk of Calgary as well as four nieces and three nephews. David is also survived by his special friend, Marie Illingworth of Calgary. He was predeceased by his brother Robert in December 2001.
A memorial service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Rd. Okotoks, on Friday, July 12, 2002 at 2 pm. If desired, in memory of David, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.
Nick Fred Mazurin
On Saturday, October 23, 1999, Nick Fred Mazurin of Okotoks, Alberta passed away suddenly at the age of 24 years. Nick suffered a fatal asthma attack while hunting in the mountains, his favourite pastime.
Nick was born in Didsbury, Alberta on April 17, 1975. He attended Foothills Composite High School and this past Thursday he graduated from SAIT as a Journeyman Weld-er. He will be sadly missed by his loving parents, Jane and Fred, his sister Tamara, dear and special friend Heather McNab, numerous relatives and all his friends.
A celebration of Nick's life will take place at the Okotoks United Church, Elma Street, on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 2 pm.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made in Nick's memory directly to the Alberta Lung Association., 302 - 609 14th Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2A1.
Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, phone 938-3111.
May Bevans passed away on Saturday, October 16, 1999 at the Rising Sun Long Term Care at Black Diamond.
John Edgar Preston
Mr. John Edgar 'Joe' Preston of Millarville, passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on October 3, 1999 at the age of 81 years. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 31 years Helen. His step children; Cathie (Jim) Scatterty of Millarville and their children: Gerald (Linette) Scatterty, Barbara (Kit) Davies and sons Braydon and Bryce; Stuart (Ruby) Sinclair-Smith of Millarville and their children: Jeff Sinclair-Smith, fiance Lisa and sons Kyle and Braydon, Steven (Cathy) Sinclair-Smith and their daughter MacKenzie; sister-in-law Kaye Preston of Calgary, brother-in-law Walter Sorenson; nephews, George (Faye) Preston, Preston Sorenson; nieces, Suzanne Martin, Donna Preston and her children, Stephanie and Gavin.
Joe took his schooling in Calgary and worked in several lumber mills. In 1939, Joe's father Edgar purchased the present homestead. In 1942 Joe gave up his city life and returned to the farm to help his father.
A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Millarville on Wednesday, October 6, 1999 at 3 pm. The Reverend Bob Griffin officiating. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to S.T.A.R.S., 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, T2E 8M7. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Phone 938-3111.
Nelson Oswin Bastian
Mr. Nelson Oswin Bastian went peacefully into the presence of his beloved Lord on Wednesday, September 29, 1999. Nelson, one of six children, was born to Henry Louis and Elizabeth Louise Bastian on Feb. 12, 1913 in Brillion, Wisconsin.
He graduated from Taylor University and Moody Bible Institute. In 1939 he went to Nigeria, Africa as a missionary with S.I.M. There he met and married his life mate, Ethel Saunders, on Jan. 2, 1941. In 1947 they began farming in the Olds area, then migrated to the Okotoks area in 1963 to farm the family farm near the Big Rock.
Nelson is survived by his children: Ruth (Bob) Orr of Three Hills and their children, Mark (Cherilyn) Orr, Ethel (Rod) Hoel, Miriam (Peter) Neudorf; Doug (Marg) Bastian of Okotoks and their children, Beth and Dan; Betty Lou (Mark) Peckham of Kansas City and their children, Sharilee (Jamie) Johnson, Terilyn (Luke) LeDuc; and Paul (Irene) Bastian of Okotoks and their children, Steve and Julie. Nelson is also survived by great grandchildren, Kayla and Vanessa Neudorf; Kendra and Jesiah Orr; Janae Hoel and his sister Eulalia Wolfmeyer and brother Herbert Bastian of Brillion, Wis. Nelson was predeceased by his dear wife Ethel in 1996 and also his sisters Norma and Ora and his brother Ralph.
Friends were invited to a visitation at Snodgrass Funeral Home, 200 Woodgate Rd. Okotoks, on Friday, October 1, 1999 between 6 pm to 8 pm. An Interment service took place at Okotoks Union Cemetery, Okotoks on Saturday, October 2, 1999 at 12:30 pm. A memorial service followed at the Black Diamond Gospel Chapel, Black Diamond, at 2 pm. Pastor Art Siemens officiated. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to a church mission of your choice. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.
Brian N. Kerr
September 24, 1940 June 24, 2002
Mr. Brian N. Kerr passed away suddenly at the Rocky-view General Hospital on Monday, June 24, 2002, at the age of 61 years.
Brian is survived by his loving wife and best friend Sheila of forty years; daughter Deb (Blain) MacIsaac; his very special granddaughters Lexi and Katie. Brian is also survived by his mother Grace Van Dyk; sister Audrey (Murray) McCaul; father-in-law J. Allen Fraser; sisters-in-law Jean Fraser and Brenda Downey, as well as nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Sandra Marie in 1970, his brother Barrie, his father George and his mother-in-law Jose.
Brian will be remembered for his love and compassion for animals, especially cattle.
The family would like to thank Dr. Cleary, Dr. Sarnis, Dr. Graham, Dr. Rimmer and the nurses in Unit 59, especially Kelly and Lori, as well as the I.C.U. Team. Special thanks to our nephew Dr. Kelly McCaul.
A memorial service was held at Calgary Crematorium Chapel, 3219 - 4 St. N.W. (within the valley of Queen's Park Cemetery) on Friday, June 28, 2002 at 11:00 am. (casual dress). In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., T2G 3Y6 or the Canadian Blood Services, 737 - 13 Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1J1.
Alberta Burial & Cremation Services Telephone 299-0123
Robert James 'Bob' Bailey
Robert James 'Bob' Bailey passed away peacefully at home with his family present to assist him on his new journey to be with his savior.
This loving husband, father and grandfather is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary; one daughter Donna (Ron Fyfe) of Okotoks; two sons Bill (Haydee) of Longview, David (Lynn) of Aldersyde; his sister Margaret (Frank) of Spruce Grove. He also leaves ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Cecil.
Bob was born at Lacombe on Sept. 20, 1921. Following his marriage, Bob moved to Longview working at his trade as a welder. In Feb. 2001 they moved to Suite 18 Glen Mead 2, Black Diamond.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at 2:00 pm at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, High River with Pastor Jack Knox officiating. Interment followed at the Highwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Longview Youth Group c/o Jack Knox, Box 280, Longview or Oilfields General Hospital. Snodgrass Funeral Home in care of arrangements. Telephone 652-2222.
Norah May Bowman
Mrs. Norah May Bowman of Okotoks, passed away at the Oilfields General Hospital, Black Diamond on June 29th, 2002 at the age of 98 years. Norah is survived by her nieces Carol (Everett) Fisher, Cayley and Arlene Bannard, Langley, BC; her nephew Bob (Irene) Ballard, Okotoks and several great nieces and great nephews and by her step-daughter-in-law Grace Bowman, Dawson Creek, BC.and four step-grandchildren. Norah will also be missed by her dear friends Jennie and Walter Brown, Turner Valley, Mary McComber, Calgary, Barb and Al Smith, Okotoks, Shirley and Bob Clarke, Okotoks, Karen and Peter Swanson, Innisfail and Joan and Jim Van Brunt, Okotoks. She was predeceased by her husband Walter Bowman on June 6th, 1974, her parents George and Alice Welch and her sisters Constance Ballard and Olive Daudy.
Norah was born on July 4th, 1903 at Turville Heath, England and came to Suffield with her family in 1933. She was married to Walter on November 2nd, 1951 at High River and resided in Okotoks along with her parents George and Alice Welch who also came to live in Okotoks. Norah moved to the Rising Sun Extendicare in Black Diamond in March of 2000.
A funeral service was held at the Okotoks Evangelical Free Church, on July 5th, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed at the Okotoks Cemetery . Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME (Okotoks) Ltd. (938-3111)
Alma Robinson (nee: Younker)
Alma (nee Younker) Robinson passed away at home surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer on June 29, 2002. Alma was born in New Wiltshire, PEI on March 6, 1938.
She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Alma is survived by her six children and their families, Gord (Dallis) Robinson, Elaine (Roger) O'Donnell, Shannon (Wade) Elliott, Kelly (Carol) Robinson, Ian Robinson, Mary (Brian) Zilkowsky and her 11 grandchildren, Travis and Darek Robinson, Riley and Brady Kowalchuk, Jace and Ryan Elliott, Scott and Dale Zilkowsky, Meadow and Jewel Robinson and Kailie O'Donnell. She is also survived by her four brothers, one sister and their families, Lyle (Mary) Younker, Winston (Kerry) Younker, Arnold (Mabel) Younker, Leon (Nancy) Younker & Louise (Lester) Calbeck.
She was predeceased by her father, John Douglas Younker and her mother Olga Elizabeth Younker.
Alma will be remembered for her sense of humor, generosity, quick wit and her love for her family. Her favorite pastimes were building things, growing things, cooking for other people and having her family around her.
She enjoyed her 18 years as a meat inspector and her coworkers will miss her catty sense of humor and commitment.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 4, 2002 at the Lewis Memorial United Church, Turner Valley with Rev. Doug Powell officiating. Interment followed at Foothills Cemetery. Snodgrass Funeral Home in care of arrangements. Telephone 652-2222/938-3111.