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ALBERTA - Okotoks - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 34

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Date: Friday, 29 July 2016, at 11:13 a.m.

Woodrow Paul Laboret

Woodrow Paul Laboret Mr. Woodrow Paul Laboret of Black Diamond, Alberta, passed away with his family at his side, at the Rising Sun Long Term Care on April 12, 2002 at the age of 82 years.

Woodrow will be dearly missed by his daughters; Marilyn Habash, Cheryl Laboret, Dorothy Laboret, and Carrell Laboret, sons; Bryant Laboret and Darrell Laboret, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Woodrow is also survived by his brother Art Laboret and sisters Dorothy Harder, Lorraine McInnis, Sybil Campbell, and Darlene Ellefson. He was predeceased by his parents; Mr. and Mrs. Camille Laboret, and brothers; Jerry and Stan Laboret.

Entrepreneurship as a young boy continued throughout his life. In the MD of Foothills he was a rancher where he bred and raised horses and cattle for the past 40 years. Woody pursued natural health remedies for himself and helped many others over the last 50 years. He will be forever remembered in our hearts for all of his love and contributions that he gave to his family.

Our heartfelt thanks to all of the doctors nurses and staff of the Rising Sun Long Term Care for their loving care and support to Woody and his family during his time with them. We will love you always, Dad.

Evening Prayer Services were said at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Black Diamond, on Monday, April 15, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Fr. Michael Storey celebrant. Interment followed at Foothills Cemetery. If desired, in memory of Woodrow, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul, c/o St. Michael's Catholic Church, Box 771, Black Diamond, AB.T0L 0H0. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Phone: 938-3111.

Cameron Michael Endersby

Cameron Michael Endersby, passed away on June 10, 2002 at the age of 8 weeks. Cameron will be dearly missed and forever remembered by his parents David and Nancy and sister Tara. His grandparents, Maynard and Betty Hobbs, Catherine Endersby (Dale Bridenbaugh) all of Lima, Ohio, Jack (Susan) Endersby of Okotoks as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends were invited to a evening visitation at Snodgrass Funeral Home, Okotoks, on Friday, June 14, 2002 between 6 - 8 pm. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 71 Riverside Drive West, Okotoks, on Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 1 pm. The Reverend Father John Bastigal celebrant. Interment followed at the Okotoks Roman Catholic Cemetery.

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Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone: 938-3111.

Emily McWilliams (Weisgerber)
1933 - 2002

Emily was called home to God after a valiant struggle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Arthur. Emily was predeceased by her father John and mother Helena, her brothers, Frank (Julia), Tony (Madalin), Nick (Eva), Fr. John and by one sister Rose (Ralph). Her surviving siblings are Steve (Rose), Bill (Theresa) and sisters Margaret (Bert), Kate (Slim), Tilley (Joe) and Phyllis.

A memorial service will be held at St. Rita's Church, Rockyford, AB. on Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 11 am. Lunch to follow at The Friendship Centre, Rockyford.

In lieu of flowers, make a donation for propagation of the faith. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.

Harry John Finlayson

Harry John Finlayson, beloved husband of Irene Finlayson, High River, passed away at the High River Hospital on July 20, 2002 at the age of 80 years.

Besides his loving wife, Harry is survived by his children, Diane (Bill) Lauritzen, Penticton, B.C.; Daniel E. (Anneliese) Finlayson, Kaleden, B.C.; Lillian E. (Bill) Sheard, Grand Forks, B.C. and Steven (Mary) Finlayson, Okotoks; his grandchildren, Nick (Jeanette) Lauritzen; Mike (Carmen) Lauritzen; Paul, Glenn and Emily Kunka; Malcolm, Daniel, William, Skyanne and Quintin Finlayson and his great-grandchildren Samantha and Sydney Lauritzen and Liam Kunka. Harry is also survived by his sister Freda and Bruce Horton, Penticton, B.C. He was predeceased by his sisters Gwen and Beatrice.

Friends were invited to attend visitation at Snodgrass Funeral Home on Monday, July 22, between 7:00 and 8:00 pm. Funeral services were held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, High River on Tuesday, July 23 at 1:30 pm. Cremation followed the funeral service.

Those wishing to make a tribute to Harry may do so with a flower tribute or a contribution to the Salvation Army, 22 - 4 Ave. S.E. High River, AB T1V 1M5.

Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd. Telephone 652-2222, directors.

Gordon Albert Newman

On July 22nd, 2002, Gordon Albert Newman passed away at his home, surrounded by his family. Gordon was born in High River on April 26th, 1936 and lived on the family farm at Gladys Ridge until his passing.

He attended Ridgeview School and SAIT, and was a member of the Gladys 4H Club. Gordon started purchasing land from his father in 1958 and added another half section in 1964.

In 1965, he married Peggy and they had two children, Marilyn and Paul. Gordon often joked about his centennial projects in 1967; in March, the purchase of the home place from his father, in June, his son Paul was born and in September, a farm accident left him a paraplegic.

Even under these harsh circumstances, farm debts to pay and a young family, Gordon managed the farm, continuing to be active in the community.

He was one of the original Directors of the Sunshine Gas Co-op, visiting farms and getting everyone signed up to receive this service. Through the years many new buildings were added to the farm to accommodate the purebred sheep flock. A trimming stand for getting sheep ready for show was invented by Gordon and is widely used all across North America today.

He invented many other things to make life easier for himself; lifts for coming upstairs and another to lift his wheelchair into a box on the roof of the car.

Gordon was first on 'the Ridge' to run an irrigation system, irrigating out of Third Lake for several years.

He was also one of the first to grow and export Timothy Hay to Japan, a project Marilyn and Barry and kids would take time off to help harvest. Gordon liked to travel, not to tourist resorts, but to see how other farmers did things.

He was amazed to see the large equipment work in Mexico, clearing huge cacti so that produce such as tomatoes and lettuce could be grown.

He very much enjoyed meeting farmers in Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.

He was always eager to be part of the team delivering sheep throughout the United States and Canada.

Gordon will be sorely missed by his loving wife Peggy, daughter Marilyn (Barry) Graham and their children D'Arcie, Troy and Reese; son Paul (Sylvie) Newman and their children Mike, Kaley and Trey; his brother Richard (Hazel) Newman and their children Valeta, Bobbi, Ross and Roy; his sister Marjorie Brewin and her family, Bev, Danny, Sandra and Dixie; his sister Judy (Bob) Dodyk and their family Diana, Steven and Deidre; his aunts Lois Killian of Salmon Arm and Glenna Belliveau of High River.

Gordon was predeceased by his sister Dixie and his parents Neva and Gerald Newman.

A funeral service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel on Friday, July 26th at 10:30 a.m. with Gerry Watkins D.M. officiating.

An interment service was held at the Gladys Union Cemetery.

If desired, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd., High River (652-2222).

Agnes Muriel Wright

Mrs. Agnes Muriel Wright of the Forest Grove Care Centre in Calgary and formerly of Okotoks passed away July 31, 2002 at the age of 85 years. She is the dear mother of Rick Wright of High River; Ken (Lucy) Wright of Langley, B.C.; Darlene (Bryan) Kasha, Kathy (John) Sayer and Dave (Cheryl) Wright all of Calgary.

Agnes is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Richard, Dustin, Heather and Danielle Wright, Shane (Jessie), Chad (Jesse) and Jay-Dee (Dana) Kasha and Thomas Tschritter, Coralyn, Lydia and Hannah Wright; three great grandchildren, Cody, Taylor and Calley Kasha; two sisters, Florence Braucht of Dangerfield, Texas and Mary Richardson of High River and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Gerry Stewart of Okotoks and Mrs. Olive Stewart of Grande Prairie. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard 'Dick' Wright; her brothers, Donald, Morris, Harry and Ken Stewart; sisters Marjorie Stewart, Eva Doan and Billie Koby.

A funeral service was held at the Okotoks United Church on Monday, August 5, 2002 with interment following in the Okotoks Cemetery. Pierson's Funeral Service, Calgary Directors. Phone 235-3602.

Peter Edward Reimer
April 26, 1932 - June 6, 2002

A memorial service was recently held for Peter E. Reimer who was tragically killed as a result of a plane accident near Hope, B.C.

The service began with viola music played by Heather Rose.

Speakers on Peter's life were Victor Reimer, Liz Nicholson, Abe Hamm, Keith Farries and Verne Craigie. Moving tributes were given by his children Peter (Susan), Kathy (Robert), Beth (Barry), Laurena (Kendry) and Julia (Tyler).

Paul Rumboldt followed with the solo, 'My Prayer'. Reverend Bruce Sheasby conducted prayers and thoughts on Peter's life. Kati Gauthier concluded the service with a rendition of 'How Great Thou Art'.

He will be mourned by all, especially his wife Colleen, children and grandchildren Kathryn, Karma, Sarah, Alexander, Emma, Jonathan, Andrew and Luke. His brothers and sisters Adena, Victor (Mary), Don (Val), Elizabeth (Garry). Sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

We also mourn the loss of Peter's faithful dog Monty who died recently to be with his master.

Nita Jane Foster (Nee Adams)

Nita Jane Foster (nee Adams) of Castor, formerly of Millarville, AB passed away on June 24, 2002 at the Castor Hospital at the age of 86.

Nita was born in Calgary on March 8, 1916. Nita will always be remembered for her beautiful quilts and her willingness to help and serve her community.

Nita is survived by her loving husband, Chub of 63 years; her son, Ken (Judy) of Millarville, their children: Shannon (James) Johnson, great grandson Tyrell, of Drayton Valley, Tami (Chris) Ullmann of Rimbey and Clayton of Millarville; daughter-in-law Nona of Stavely, her children: Lenore of Czar and Brandi of Springbrook: her daughter, Wendy (Darrel) Ashbacher of Halkirk, their children: Zane and Kelly of Millarville, Clint, Echo and Erin of Halkirk. Nita is also survived by nine brothers and sisters, numerous family members and many, many friends. Predeceased by son Keith of Stavely.

A celebration of Nita's life was held at Square Butte Hall on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Nita's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 2nd floor 215 12 Ave. S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2.

Nita will be greatly missed and loved forever.

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

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