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ALBERTA - Okotoks - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 35

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Duane L. Watrin

On June 19, 2002, Duane L. Watrin passed away at 60 years of age after a brief but courageous battle withe cancer.

Duane will be sadly missed and forever remembered by his wonderful wife of forty years, Tanis; devoted and loving children, Tanis (Kelvin) Kozak, Launi (Daniel), Julio, Lee (Colette) Watrin, Shawna Watrin. Papa will be greatly missed by seven grandchildren, Justin Quintin, Aundrea, Quade, Kianna, Mikaelee, Kai Duane; his loving mother Virginia Watrin of Okotoks, AB; his sister Lorraine (Dr. Richard) Drexelius of Laguna Beach, California; his brothers; Dr. Larry Watrin of Santa Ana, California, Ray (Rhonda) Watrin of Okotoks, AB. Also remembered by dear aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and numerous friends and neighbors. His father Lawrence Watrin predeceased him in 1999.

Duane will be remembered for his continual quest for knowledge, his larger than life presence and his incredible patience and mentorship in guiding and instilling confidence in his children. In the past four months, Duane realized he had touched many lives and the support, kind words and special gestures (both spoken and unspoken) of friends, relatives and co-workers were overwhelming. His love of the land, cattle and clear blue sky were inherent needs from his homesteading heritage in High River, AB. He continued to operate a large diversified farm in the Edmonton area until his last days. An enthusiastic believer in life, Duane demonstrated that even though the physical body may be destroyed by disease, his spirit will remain triumphant in his children and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to STARS Air Ambulance or the Canadian Cancer Society. Viewing for family and friends took place at Foster & McGarvey Chapel, Monday, June 24, 2002 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Memorial service Tuesday, June 25 at 2 pm at Central Pentecostal Tabernacle (11605 - 107 Avenue, Edmonton, AB).

Brian N. Kerr

September 24, 1940 June 24, 2002

Mr. Brian N. Kerr passed away suddenly at the Rockyview General Hospital on Monday, June 24, 2002, at the age of 81 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. Samis, 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. 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

Ella Matilda Hehr

Ella Matilda Hehr, of Calgary, formerly of the Turner Valley and Priddis areas, passed away at the Bow Crest Care Centre, Calgary on October 31, 2000. Ella is survived by her loving children, June (George) Brown of Oregon, Dennis (Anne) Hehr of Calgary, Neil (Marilyn) Hehr of Wetaskiwin, Margaret (Russ) Agnew of Calgary; seven grandchildren, Dawn (Marc), Dana, Warren (Liz), Carole (Don), George (Jayne), Neil and David; one great-granddaughter Destyn.

Ella was predeceased by her husband Edward in 1997 and grandsons Dean and Steven.

Funeral services were held at Christ Church Millarville Cemetery, on Friday, November 3, 2000 at 2 pm. Rev. Robert Griffin officiated. A special thank you to Dr. Joan Huang and also the staff of Bow Crest Care Centre for their excellent care and compassion. If desired, in memory of Ella memorial tributes may be make to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.

Robert L. 'Bob' Worden

Robert L. 'Bob' Worden, beloved husband of Gwen Worden of Priddis passed away suddenly at the Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary on Sunday, October 29, 2000 at the age of 80 years.

Bob was born March 23, 1920 in Calgary and has resided in the Midnapore area all of his life. He attended schools at the Glenmore and Red Deer Lake schools. He worked around his father's dairy farm until he was 17, then drove the rural mail from Midnapore through the Priddis and Millarville areas. Bob met his future wife on this route and they were married November 15, 1944. In 1940, he was employed by the firm of Trotter & Morton Ltd. Plumbing and Mechanical Contractor's, one of the larger contractors in Alberta. During the war, he spent four-and-a-half years on air force and army contracts throughout Alberta. Bob was very active in the Mechanical Contractors Assoc., was president of the Southern Chapter 1962 to 1963, Alberta National director 1963 to 1965, a member and later was chairperson of the Labour Relations for the Assoc. for 23 years. Bob became school trustee for Foothills School Division 1971 to 1980 and later was vice chairperson of the board and was also on the Millarville, Priddis and Red Deer Lake Recreation Board 1971to 1980. Bob travelled all over Alberta during 1979 to 1987 for the Alberta Health Facilities Review Committee. Bob always enjoyed playing his music for weddings, anniversaries and especially the Southern Alberta Old Timers Assoc. in which he played for 30 years.

Happy Trails Dad, love from your family.

Besides his loving wife, Bob is survived by his daughter, Joan and Lorne Kayfish of High River; son, Robert and Ginny Worden and their sons, Adam and Tyler of Midnapore; daughter, Ruth and Dane Hansford and their children, Ryan and Carmen of Prince George, B.C.; and daughter, Sue and Bernie Arkes and their sons, Doug, Don, Scott, Ben and Brent of Millarville. Bob is also survived by his brothers, Bill (Betty) and Harold (Hazel).

Funeral services were held at McInnis & Holloway's 'Fish Creek Chapel', (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Thursday, November 2, 2000 at 3 pm. Graveside service followed at St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery, Midnapore, AB. To email expressions of sympathy: Subject heading: Bob Worden. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331 - 29 Street, N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 670-2433 or to the Midnapore Church of England Society, Box 8, Site 2, RR#9, Calgary, AB. T2J 5G5 Telephone: (403) 256-7110.

In living memory of Bob Worden, 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.

Craig Hugh McLeod

Craig Hugh McLeod, of Okotoks, passed away suddenly on November 4, 2000 at the age of 28 years. Craig will be forever missed by his companion Audra Hutton and their children Ross and Sam. Craig is also survived by his parents, Jim and Jean McLeod of Okotoks, his brothers, Wade (Britt) and their son Eric of Okotoks; Glenn (Dana) and their children Angela and Morgan of Calgary; his grandmother, Stena McLeod of Okotoks as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Craig was born in Calgary on March 8, 1972 and was raised and went to school in Okotoks. Craig ran his own bobcat/landscaping company 'C.M. Landscaping' for the past several years. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and camping.

Visitation for relatives and friends was held at Snodgrass Funeral Home, 200 Woodgate Rd., Okotoks, on Tuesday, November 7, 2000 between 5 - 7 pm. A memorial service will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Okotoks, on Wednesday, November 8, 2000 at 2 pm. Interment to follow at Okotoks Union Cemetery. The Reverend Father John Bastigal officiating. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.

Jack Cote

Mr. Jack Cote passed away November 3, 2000 after a lengthy illness.

Jack is survived by his loving wife Alma of Priddis, Alberta. Two daughters, Melody (George) Siefert of Linden, Alberta and Tammy Cote of Calgary, Alberta. Two grandsons Stephen and Mathew. One brother Emil (Kathie) Cote of Calgary, Alberta. One sister Lou (Archie) Cromwell of Black Diamond, Alberta. Jack was predeceased by his parents, one brother and four sisters.

Funeral arrangements to be announced.

Daniel Peter Kozak

Mr. Daniel Peter Kozak passed away at the Rising Sun Long Term Care, in Black Diamond on June 20, 2002 at the age of 76. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lil, his children Rick (Peggy), Lynn (Garry) Smith and Mike (Christine). Dan is also survived by seven grandchildren, Leah, Curtis, Laura, Richard, Carmen, Brett and Tony; brother Mike (Vera) Kozak and sister Anne (Wally) Edwards.

Dan was born in Poland, but his family moved to Canada when he was two years old. They settled in Saskatchewan where Dan attended school. He enlisted in the Armed Forces in 1942 and served proudly as a tailgunner in a Wellington Night bomber. He was injured in 1944 when his plane was shot down and he was returned to Canada. In 1945 he married Lillian. He remained in the Armed Forces for another 20 years where they were stationed throughout Europe and Canada. They moved their family to Turner Valley in 1964.

Dan enjoyed fishing and gardening, and was an avid fan of the Montreal Canadiens. His family would like to thank the staff of the Rising Sun Long Term Care facility for their excellent care and Dr. Cunning for his years of care.

Memorial service was held at the Snodgrass Funeral Chapel (Okotoks) on Monday, June 24, 2002 at 3 pm. Memorial donations can be made to the Rising Sun Long Term Care, 717 Government Road, Black Diamond, Alberta T0L 0H0.

Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) 938-3111 in care of arrangements.

Felix H. Noel

Felix (Fil) Herve Noel passed away suddenly at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Vernon, B.C. on Sunday, May 12, 2002 at the age of 86 years.

The funeral mass was held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Salmon Arm, B.C.on Friday, May 17, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception for family and friends downstairs in the church hall.

Cremation followed, with interment at Mount Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm, B.C.on Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. with Honour Guard by members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #062, Salmon Arm, B.C.

Felix was born March 6, 1916 in Beauvallon, Alberta, and began school there. His family then moved to St. Paul. He was raised on a farm. He was married October 7, 1939 to his surviving wife Kathleen (Kay) Viola Bryce at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Midnapore, Alberta, now part of south Calgary. Felix and his family moved to the Salmon River Valley in 1964 where he and his wife, Kathleen, owned and operated Silver Creek Store. This was quite a change from mixed farming operation they left east of Okotoks, in the Davisburg district. After selling the store, Felix took his Real Estate Sales Course and sold real estate in the Salmon Arm area during the 1970's. He retired and remained in Salmon Arm until July, 2001 when he and Kathleen moved to Vernon, B.C. to take up residence at Canterbury Place.

Felix was a natural musician from his youth, and will long be remembered for his love of travel, passion for languages and learning, as well as golf and bridge. He had a commitment to his faith, family and country. He had a deep sense of caring and a distinct sense of humor.

Felix was predeceased by his eldest son, Louis, his grandson Jamie, his parents Albert and Regina, as well as three brothers, Ernest, Paul and Roger, and two sisters, Mariette and Ida (both sisters of the Assumption).

Survived by his wife of over 62 years, Kathleen, two sons, Maurice(Coleen) of Armstrong, B.C., Ronald (Brenda) of Mackenzie, B.C., and three daughters, Darline Labre and Vivianne (Grant) Fraser, both of Okotoks, Alberta and Lydia (Claude) Labre of Salmon Arm, B.C., 19 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by five brothers, Hector, Gerard, Ralph (Ruby), Lucien and Leo (Aimee), and one sister, Anna Hankel, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Felix joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1941 and fought in WWII with the Calgary Tank Regiment. He was captured in the Dieppe Raid August 19, 1942 and spent almost 3 years as a prisoner of war in Germany.

Memorial donations in memory of Felix may be made to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements in care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, B.C.

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