1928 - 2006
Well known restaurateur and rancher died at 77 years after a lengthy illness on January 10, 2006.
Phil Tetrault leaves behind his beloved wife of 57 years, Norma, his six adult children, 14 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many other relatives.
Fifty years ago this year Phil realized his dream and opened his first Phil’s Pancake House. His enthusiasm and love of making people happy expanded his restaurant chain from B.C. to Ontario. About 15 years ago, and starting to think of retirement, he decided to withdraw from franchising and reduced the chain to 100% family owned restaurants in Alberta.
Deciding to retire completely about nine years ago the restaurants were sold to his six children, whom all have worked in the restaurant at various times and various positions. Two of his children, Chris and Melanie, have been at the helm for these last nine years very successfully. Phil was very proud!
The other love of his life was the beef cattle industry.
Phil with his typical enthusiasm, started studying genetics of many breeds and discussed what he considered the best all around beef cow was not available anywhere in the world except at one little region in France.
Phil and a few friends imported the very first Salers cattle to North America. After very hard work, promotion and 20 plus years of very selective breeding, the EP Salers herd was winning grand champion male and female in every major beef show all through Canada and the USA and a gold medal in the prestigious Paris, France show. Phil’s EPR Salers bloodlines become so sought after that when he held a production sale at the ranch near Priddis, buyers came from around the world.
Phil’s legacy, he once said just before he retired from the cattle business, was that nearly half of the major beef producers across Canada, USA, Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Japan and many other areas have cattle that carry the genetic bloodlines that he developed right here on his loved EPR Salers ranch between Calgary and Priddis.
Believing in the younger generation of beef breeders, he was a proud sponsor of the Millarville 4H Club. He will be sorrowfully missed by all those who knew and loved him as attested to by the more than 400 people who overflowed through the doors to standing room only, when the celebration of his life was held January 17, 2006.
Goodbye Phil ... Never forgotten.
MERCEDES FERNANDE BURGESS
1914 – 2006
Born in the South of France, Mercedes immigrated to England, then U.S.A., eventually spending the remainder of her life in Canada.
She always had a great love of cooking, along with a lifelong love for her family.
Mercedes leaves behind her daughter Doris, four grandchildren; Caroline, Linda, Mark and Monique, seven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
She will be greatly missed by family and friends for she will never be forgotten. She truly was an amazing woman.
A private family Memorial Service will be held.
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It is with great sadness the family of Betty Nelson announces her passing on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at the Oilfields General Hospital in Black Diamond, Alberta.
Betty is survived by her sister-in-law Daisy King of Black Diamond, her two nieces Margaret (Bob) Bugeaud and their children Amanda (Steve), Melissa and great great niece Layla of Midway, B.C, Charlene (Jeff) Malmberg and their children Lindy and Orrie of Longview, Alberta.
A celebration of Betty’s life was held on Friday, January 27, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Millarville Christ Church with the Reverend Patricia Langlois officiating.
In memory of Betty memorial contributions may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 14th Street N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6 or to the Oilfields General Hospital Foundation, Bag 1, Black Diamond, Alberta T0L 0H0.
Arrangements are in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes Ltd. Okotoks 938-3111.
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L.E. (RED) TURGEON
October 21, 1934 – January 28, 2006
It is with great sadness, the family of Red Turgeon announce his passing on January 28, 2006.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Cora, friend and mother of his children Edith Turgeon, sons Arthur (Som Yong) Turgeon of Thailand, Wayne (Lorrie) Turgeon of Airdrie, daughters Irene (Jim) Derher of Calgary, Betty (Mike) Berthelette of Okotoks, Louise (Ian Wood) Cure of Winnipeg, MB, step daughter Cori-Lynn (Roman) Tarnawsky of Gibbons, brother Dale (Olive) Turgeon of Regina, SK and sister Esther March of Gronlid, SK. Red’s 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren will also remember Grandpa Red with great fondness along with numerous other family, friends and business associates. Parents Eugene and Stella Turgeon and brother-in-law Fred March predeceased Red.
For 39 years, Red worked in the oil patch as an oil consultant and was a financial broker before his retirement. Red had many hobbies and was an avid lover of golf, fishing, woodworking and stamp collecting.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Warshawski, Dr. Metcalfe, Dr. Kirby and the staff in Unit 71 & the ICU of the Rockyview General Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations may be considered to the Canadian Cancer Society, 2nd Floor, 215 – 12th Ave. SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1A2. Funeral service to take place on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Rd., Okotoks, AB. Funeral service arrangements are in the care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, 200 Woodgate Road, Okotoks, AB (403) 938-3111. Condolences may be emailed to www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com
MAY 2, 1920 - MARCH 5, 2006
It is with much sadness that the family of Emma Magyar announces her passing at the age of 85 years.
She is survived by three children, Adi (Dieter) Beschetznick of Seattle, Kurt (Erika) Klingspohn of Evansburg and Udo (Gerda) Klingspohn, of Edmonton.
She also leaves to mourn eight grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Eugene on February 1, 2006.
Funeral service was held on Monday, March 13, 2006 at 1 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Interior Alzheimer Society: PO Box 1423, PBC, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 7V8 or the Cancer Center for the Southern Interior: 399 Royal Ave, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Springfield Funeral Home Ltd. (250) 860-7077.
LOIS STELLA (NEE MORGAN) NORRIE
1921 - 2006
Lois Norrie of Red Deer Lake passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at the age of 85 years.
Lois was born on January 21, 1921. She was raised in the Springbank area, beside the Elbow River with her nine brothers and sisters. In 1945 Lois moved to Red Deer Lake where she worked for the Mckevitt family at the Red Deer Lake Store. In 1949 Lois married Bill Norrie and they became the proud owners of the Red Deer Lake Store.
Lois operated this store seven days a week from early morning to late evening. The Red Deer Lake Store was a landmark and a welcomed part of the Red Deer Lake community until the widening of Highway 22 closed the store and Lois was able to retire in 1987. Lois was an active member of the Red Deer Lake United Church, the Red Deer Lake Ladies club and the Westoe WI. Lois loved the store, the community and her family.
Lois is survived by her children, John, Debbie, George, Karen, Jim, Penny, Marilyn, Brent; and her grandchildren, Jason, Jessica, Shaun, Kyle, Angela, Becky, Jennifer, Janelle, Brett and Kristy. Lois is also survived by her sister Andie; brothers, Bill and Kent; and many other close family members. Lois was predeceased by her husband Bill Norrie, March 3, 1994 and her mother Fannie and father Andrew.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McInnis & Holloway’s Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 17, 2006 at the Red Deer Lake United Church (West on Highway #22x past Spruce Meadows) at 2 pm.
Graveside Service will be held at the Pine Creek Cemetery on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 1 p.m.
Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com
If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly in Lois’ memory to the Red Deer Lake United Church Memorial Fund, Box 21, Site 5, RR 8, Calgary, AB T2J 2T9.
In living memory of Lois Norrie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2X 3J3 Telephone: (403) 256-9575.