Jim met his fate with true cowboy courage and quietly accepted the hand he had been dealt. He took comfort from the faith he found during his life, in nature. In the beauty and solitude of the mountains and a star filled sky. He had no fear of moving on.
Jim was pre-deceased by his wife Doreen, his father Walter in 1984, brothers Tom in 1999 and Robert in 2002.
He leaves to mourn, his loving wife Leona, dear children Mathew (Linda) of Black Diamond, Danny (Carol) of High River, Jenny Diggins (Randy) of Black Diamond and Debbie (Bill) of Turner Valley.
Also his beloved mother Sarah and sister Beverly (Pete) from England, his loving grandchildren, Jollean, Cameron, Rebecca, Jessica, MacKenzie and Kyle and great-granddaughter Baylee and his nephews George and Jarret Scott and niece Shelly Barber.
Jim also had an extended family of stepchildren and grandchildren. Especially remembered are Gina (Craig) and Wace, the little cowboy, of Raymore, Saskatchewan, Robin (Steve) of Illinois, Holly and Maria (Doug) of Calgary.
At Jims request there will be no funeral service. His ashes will be returned to his beloved mountains and he will be laid to rest in Turner Valley with family and close friends in attendance.
The family extend special thanks to the doctors and staff at the Allan Blair Cancer Center in Regina, to Dr. Lim, Christine McNichol and the Palliative Care Team in Nokomis for their wonderful and loving support throughout our sad and difficult journey.
Our personal and heartfelt thanks to Maureen Ferguson, so very special.
EVA ELIZABETH GILL
1926 – 2004
Eva Elizabeth (Betty) Gill of Black Diamond Rising Sun Continuing Care passed away peacefully on April 4, 2004.
Her family would like to thank the staff and the community of Black Diamond for the love and support given to our mother during the years of her declining health.
A special thanks to Jan Shultz who devoted uncounted volunteer hours to giving our mother quality experiences.
Betty is survived by daughters Eva Gill, Anne (Stu) Heard, grandchildren Noel and Sarah; sons Peter, Mark and Tim (Julia) Gill, grandsons Ben and Sam and by her brother Bill (Shirley) Quinn.
Betty’s husband Ted predeceased her on June 10, 2003.
Family and friends are invited to gather at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Black Diamond on Friday, April 30 at 1 pm to celebrate Betty’s life and mourn her passing.
If desired, memorial donation may be made to the Rising Sun Continuing Care, c/o Bag 1, Black Diamond, AB TOL OHO.
To e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd., High River (652-2222).
JACK WILLIAM STUART
1918 - 2004
Jack William Stuart passed away peacefully on April 24, 2004 at the age of 85.
He was born on July 10, 1918 in Toronto, Ontario.
Jack worked various jobs until he began voluntary service in the Irish regiment of Canada in 1942.
He was transferred overseas where, in England, he was a King’s Guard at Sandringham Castle.
Jack then fought in Italy, where he was wounded in action.
During his service in the Netherlands, he met his bride to be, Hilda Stuart (nee Gorter).
He was honourably discharged in 1946.
Jack and Hilda were married in 1947 in Toronto, and soon after, started a family in Mississauga.
He worked as a crane operator at Weststeel Rosco in Rexdale, Ontario.
In 1983, the family moved to Turner Valley, Alberta, where they lived in retirement together.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Hilda; his children George, John, Lynn Blinch, Terry (Tara), Chris (Deanna); his grandchildren Melissa Blinch, Austin Stuart, William and Thomas Stuart, Craig and Krista Stuart, Denise Stuart, Sandra Fellger, Matthew Uschak and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and other family members Anne Dallas, Carolyn Stuart-Ireland and Mirella Stuart.
He is also survived by his sisters Irene Lupu, Florence Franze and brother Gordon Stuart.
Tributes will be held in the Chapel at Snodgrass Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 between 6 pm and 9 pm with a service to be held Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 1 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to Snodgrass Funeral Home, 200 Woodgate Road, Okotoks, Alberta, phone 403-938-3111.
In loving memory of OSBERG LAURENCE
1931 – December 11, 2002
Death leaves a heartache, no one can heal.
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.You taught our four sons how to work for a living.Your daughters-in-law, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren have their own special memories.
Laurie will have fond memories of 7am trips to Millarville Market for eight years.
And myself; I would just love to hear your snoring coming from your favourite chair.
Love from Everyone, Ethel, Dennis, Grant, Don, Greg and all their families
ROGER ARTHUR JONES
After a long struggle with Alzheimer’s, Roger Arthur Jones passed away on November 25th, 2004 at Rising Sun Long Term Extended Care in Black Diamond, Alberta.
Roger was a long time resident of Turner Valley, Alberta.
He is survived by his wife Irene, Daughter Kathleen Jones, sons Andy (Maureen) Jones, Peter (Teryl) Jones, Grandsons David and Nathan Jones as well as sister Pat (Howard) Eniboden, Brothers Bob (Chris) Jones and Chris (Brenda) Jones.
A memorial service was held for Roger on Monday, November 29, 2004 at 1:30 pm at the Millarville Christ Church in Millarville, Alberta.
Internment took place immediately following the Chapel service at the Millarville Cemetery.
Friends and relatives were invited to meet with the family following the internment service at the Royal Canadian Legion in Turner Valley, Alberta.
Heartfelt thanks to staff at the Rising Sun Extended care for the wonderful care they gave Roger all those years.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society Research of Alberta, 201-222 58 Ave S.W. Calgary, Alberta or STARS Foundation 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2H 253.
Arrangments are in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) 403-938-3111.
To e-mail condolences please visit www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com
WILLIAM LAVERNE (SONNY) IRVINE
William Laverne (Sonny) Irvine passed away November 17, 2005 at the Rockyview Hospital.
Born on March 31, 1926 Sonny is survived by his loving wife Corry of 53 years; sons Raymond and Duane; daughters Audrey (Jim) Cammaert and Shirley Irvine as well as eight Grandchildren Amber (Kevin) Link and their children Nathan, Matthew, Timothy, Joshua and Samantha; Niki (Shane) Moran, Kaylea Cammaert, Ryan, Nick, Megan, Taylor and Cole Irvine.
Sonny is also survived by his brother Dennis and sister Loraine Cowan.
A memorial service was held at the Dewinton Community Hall on Tuesday, November 22 at 1 pm.
In memory of Sonny, memorial donations may be made to the Foothills Country Hospice, Box 274, Okotoks, Alberta, T1S 1A5.
A special thank you to the doctors and staff at the Rockyview Hospital.
To email condolences to the family please visit www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) 938-3111.