Hettler -- Mrs. Beatrice Hettler (nee Fraser) of Youngstown, Alberta passed away at the Hanna Nursing Home, December 23, 2000 at the age of 80 years. She will be lovingly remembered by, her husband, George of Youngstown. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Elsie McFall of Vancouver; by her nephews, Glenn & Lydia Fraser and family of Calgary, Brian & Debbie Fraser and family, and Rev. Allan and Mary Lynn Fraser and family of Fairview. Beatrice was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Edith Fraser; brother Russell and wife Mary Fraser and sister Shirley and husband Ken Edwards. Beatrice was born in Youngstown and spent her married life on the farm in the Youngstown area. Funeral Mass was held in Hanna at St. Georges Catholic Church on Thursday, December 28 with Father Silvano Vargas officiating. Donations in Beatrice's memory may be made to the M.S. Society of Canada, 238, 2116 - 27 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB. T2E 7A6. A special thank you to the staff of the Hanna Nursing Home and to Dr. Garner for their kindness and compassion. Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 7016 Farrell Rd. S.E. Telephone 216-5111
Rasmussen -- Maxine Lucille Rasmussen passed away peacefully in Drumheller on December 24, 2000 at the age of 64 after a courageous battle against cancer. Maxine was predeceased by her first husband Kenneth Sandum in 1985.
Maxine will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband, Cecil Rasmussen, of 12 years; her children, Melvin (Karen), Lee (Lori), Barb (Ken Filkohazy) and Larry; grandchildren, Travis (Tara) Sandum, Kim (Scott Peake), Candace, Shayle Sandum, Clayton, Jason and Trevor Filkohazy.
She will also be remembered by her sisters, brothers, relatives and all her many friends and neighbors. Maxine's happiest times were spent with her family and grandchildren.
Maxine was an active member of the Royal Purple in Bassano and Drumheller. Some of the activities Maxine enjoyed were curling, golfing and bowling. Maxine and Cecil were actively involved in the Square Dance Clubs of Drumheller and Strathmore, enjoying many weekends of campouts and dancing. They were also fortunate to take several trips together with their many friends. Maxine has left us with many fond memories touching the hearts of all who knew her. Services were held on Thursday, December 28, 2000 at Knox United Church, Rev. Hector Rose and Rev. Blair Kirkby officiated. For those who wish to, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.
Boles -- Marion Jeanette Marion Jeanette Boles, passed away on July 24, 2002. Marion was born in Drumheller on September 28, 1953, the youngest child born to Elmer and Edith Hiller. She grew up on a farm in the Ghost Pine area, east of Three Hills. She attended school in Orkney up to grade three then completed her schooling in Three Hills. After graduating in 1972 Marion worked at 'Cafes', then continued on to work at the Auxiliary Hospital in Drumheller. In June 1974, Marion married Stan Boles (his school sweetheart) and shared 28 wonderful years together. They settled down together on a farm east of Three Hills where they raised two wonderful boys Kelly and Wesley. Marion loved the peaceful living of the country-she gardened, canned and ran the farm, raising cattle, etc. with the boys when Stan's work took him away from home. Marion loved music and antique hunting. She loved going into antique shops and to auctions with her friend and partner in crime, her mother. She leaves to mourn her loving husband and best friend Stan, sons Kelly and wife Joan and their cocker spaniel Chloe from Three Hills, Wes and special friend Jackie Millot from Red Deer and his dog Sammy. Mother Edith Hiller, one brother Lloyd of Morrin, three Sisters Ruby, (Elmer) Bruneski; Arlene (Mac) Hamilton; Doris Manning (Phil Jamieson), one sister-in-law Lois Hiller, father and mother-in-law Howard and Marjorie Boles and family as well as numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Elmer, brother Glen, sister Louise, and Sister Grace at birth. Graveside services were held at Sarcee Butte Cemetery at 11 -- 00 a.m. on Saturday July 27, 2002. Friends gathered for lunch at the Bethel Evangelical Church Gym in Three Hills. In Marion's memory donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance. Sunset Funeral Service, Linden, entrusted with arrangements 403-546-3903 31c
Oschatzchen -- W.K. (Bill) Oschatzchen of Drumheller passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2002 after a brief illness, at the age of 93 years. He will be remembered by his wife Margaret and their children, Ernie (Donna) Evans of Sundre, Bob (Betty) Evans of Olds, Bessie Molsberry of Hanna, Peggy Oschatzchen of Calgary, Ruth Hunter of Calgary, Eileen (Bernie) Casavant of Los Angeles; and his children Cort (Debbie) Smith of Edmonton and Bonnie (Ken) Comeau of Hay River, as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. A Celebration of Bill's life was held at Ernie Evans farm in Sundre on Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 4 -- 00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to your local food bank would be appreciated. Personal Alternative Funeral Services Calgary 1-888-216-5111
Savrtka -- George (Medo) -- Passed away suddenly at his Nanaimo home on December 19, 2000. He is survived by his wife Vivian; son, Dale (Janet) of Nanaimo; daughter Lynn (Brad) Merrifield; and grandsons Joel and Cody of Lantzville, B.C.; two brothers, John (Kathy) of Victoria, B.C, Joe (Donna) of High River, Alberta; sister Sophia Savrtka of Rosedale and numerous nieces; nephews and cousins. A quiet remembrance Service was held at his home December 23, 2000 with cremation following.
George was born in Liptovske Tri Revuce, Czechoslovakia and immigrated to Canada in 1937 with his mother, to take up residence with his father in Rosedale, Alberta. School was difficult, but he persevered until age 15 then started working at Maltin's General Store as clerk and butcher. His monthly salary of $90.00 helped augment the family income. At age 18 he went to work at the Rosedale Mine until its closure in 1951, then off to the Murray for three years. He also helped build the present car bridge spanning the Rosebud Creek.
George' passion as a young man was Baseball. He reminded us often of how the Rosedale Midways won 10 successive Junior Alberta Championships. He wore his number 31 uniform proudly and whether he played short-stop, third base or pitched, he played very competitively. He cherished his coach E. Gaggsetter and his fellow team mates. But George never did thank brothers John and Joe for all the hours spent in the back alley catching his balls in preparation for the next game.
George married his sweetheart Vivian Martin on December 26, 1956 and the following year moved to Nanaimo, B.C. in search of employment. The first three years were a struggle, but finally he got hired on during construction of the Nanaimo General, and here he learned his many invaluable building skills. In 1966 he received his Engineering Certificate 4th Class and worked in the hospital boiler room. Later he became the hospital plumber which allowed him to keep in contact with the whole complex. He loved chatting with the patients, co-workers, administration, but especially the nurses who had to endure a lot of his teasing. After almost 30 years and at age 65 he retired only to find he missed work and his friends, so even up to the end he visited them bi-weekly, sometimes bringing treats and sometime just advice.
George hated the B.C. winters and longed for sunny Alberta. His neatly placed tools laid dormant and only an emergency would spark any action. But as the skies cleared, he gathered his tools and built the family house, the daughter's house, the son's house, the play house, the shop and finally the tea house.
Even as his health faltered he persevered to see all of his goals to completion.
George still continued to follow the Yankees on the tube and always quizzed the family on baseball statistics. Sometimes accompanied by brother John, and at other times by himself he ferried to Vancouver to see the big guys play ball. He soon learned to pack extra Kubasa sandwiches, which his buddies loved and would buy. His admission to the stadium was always paid for.
George enjoyed his trip to Czechoslovakia and France. He was able to locate many of his relatives and continued to correspond with them faithfully in his native language. He also enjoyed keeping in touch with his siblings and friends and we will miss his X-mas letters and gorgeous penmanship.
George loved his family and he tried to provide for them as best he could. He especially loved his grandsons and shared as much of their lives as he could. He did the best he could with what he had. We will all miss his presence but he will stay in our hearts forever.
Vandale -- Leonard Vandale of East Coulee passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 26, 2000 at the age of 71, after a brave battle with illness. Len was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on September 19, 1929. He is survived by his loving wife, Doris; eight children; nine step children; 38 grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and one sister. He was predeceased by his father; mother and loving daughter Lorraine. He retired from AGT in 1983 after 33 years service. After retirement, Len filled his time in his garden or volunteering in the East Coulee Community. A Funeral Service was held at the Church of the Nazarene, 626 - 6 St. East, Drumheller, Alberta on Friday, December 29, 2000 at 11 -- 00 a.m. Interment followed at the Drumheller Cemetery.Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 7016 Farrell Rd. S.E. Telephone 216-5111
Winn -- William Henry (Billy) Winn, beloved brother and uncle passed away at the Drumheller Hospital on December 29, 2000 at the age of 73 years. Bill was born and spent his entire life in Drumheller, having worked in the mines and the construction industry. He is survived by his sisters Vera Loeppky (Johnson), Florence Gillis, Violet Elson, Laura Kelly; special nephew and wife Neil and Phyllis Johnson; many other nieces and nephews and their families. And also his dear friends Blais and Valerie Dillman. He was predeceased by his parents Orval and Berndine; brothers, Tom, Wes, Johnny; three brothers in childhood and his long time companion Dolly Page. Funeral Services will be held at the Drumheller Church of the Nazarene on Friday, January 5 at 1 p.m. Pastor James Clark officiating.
Ion -- Hattie Jane Ion passed away at the Drumheller Regional Health Complex on January 5, 2001 after a brief illness. Hattie was born on January 13, 1922 in Ravenscrag, Saskatchewan. She spent all her growing up years in Ravenscrag before moving to New Westminster, B.C. in 1943, where she trained and become a very successful psychiatric nurse. After nursing for almost 30 years, Hattie took early retirement because of surgery. In 1968 she moved to Rosebud, Alberta where she spent several years with her sister. While in Rosebud, she worked as a nanny/housekeeper for several families in the area as well as places near Lethbridge, Alberta. In 1982 she moved to Barrhead, Alberta to resume housekeeping for a nephew after her brother died. In 1995 she moved to Drumheller to take up residence in Sunshine Lodge where she resided until her passing. Hattie leaves to mourn, one sister, Eva Fletcher of Calgary, Alberta and one sister-in-law Emma Ion of Vancouver, B.C., as well as 28 nieces and nephews, their spouses and families. Hattie was predeceased by her parents Tom and Dolores Ion; two brothers, Tom and Oliver; and four sisters, Gladys Barrett, Flora Fletcher, Iva Reedman and Norma Doonan. A graveside service will be held at the Rosebud Cemetery on Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 2 p.m. Lunch to follow in the Rosebud Church. No flowers by request. Contributions may be given to the charity of one's choice or to the Sunshine Lodge Activity Fund, 698 - 6 Ave. E. Drumheller, AB. TOJ OY5. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Stone -- Mr. Frederick (Fred) Stone, a long time resident of Drumheller, Alberta, passed away at Drumheller on Saturday, January 6, 2001 at the age of 73 years. He is survived by his loving wife Lyla Stone of Drumheller, Alberta; sons, Larry (Joan) Stone of Airdrie, Alberta and Randy (Valerie) Stone of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and daughter Bonnie (Al) Molzan of Drumheller, Alberta; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Amanda, Alicia, Jeremy, Chad, Justin and Travis; as well as nieces Avis (Harry) Trumpf and Margy (Elliott) Sim. Funeral Services for the late Mr. Fred Stone will be held at the Knox United Church in Drumheller, Alberta on Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Drumheller Salvation Army, Box 3097, Drumheller, Alberta, TOJ OYO or the charity of your choice in care of Brennen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 193, Stettler, AB. TOC 2LO who were entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Please call 1-403-742-3315 for further information.
Campbell -- January 8, 2001 was a sad day for the Campbell Family. We lost a very precious part of our family. Ada Campbell a pioneer of the Drumheller Valley passed away peacefully at Cottonwoods Extended Care Home Kelowna, B.C. She blessed us all with 89 wonderful years of her life. She left us with memories of laughter, hope, courage and love. Ada is survived by three loving sons -- Richard (Joan) of Vernon, B.C., Irwin (Ann) and Jack (Nellie) all of Drumheller; 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; three sisters and one brother. Ada was predeceased by her husband James Edwin in 1989 and by her son James Robert. Funeral Services were held at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, January 12, 2001. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to Heart and Stroke Foundation, 201 1456 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2E6. No words can express how much we will miss her.
Haahr -- (Jack) John Lewis Haahr of Rolling Hills, Alberta passed away on January 14, 2001 at the age of 51. He is survived by his daughter, Jackie(Barry) and granddaughters Amanda and Cheryl; his daughter Sherry; and his son, John (Kelly); special friend Carol Blair; his mother, Ida; his sister, Caryl and his brother, Jerry (Virginia); his uncle, Bill; several nieces and nephews, their spouses and families; and cousins. Jack was predeceased by his father, Viggo in 1962 and nephew, Ryan in 1983. A Memorial Service will be held at the Church of the Nazarene, 627 - 6 St. E. Drumheller on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. with Rev. Wayne McCrackin officiating. Interment at Acadia Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (c/o Virginia Haahr, 211 - 8 Ave. S.E., Drumheller, AB. TOJ OY6). Personal Alternative Funeral Services in care of arrangements. 1-888-216-5111.
Hardy -- Frances Marion Hardy passed away January 1, 2001 at the Drumheller District Health Services after a brief illness. Frances was born in the Drumheller Hospital on August 8, 1939 and lived in Rosedale until May of 1977 when her husband took on the job of operating the Waters Farm at Morrin and her main job there was looking after the yard and operating the combine, which she did very well. Frances was predeceased by her mother Mary Duch and her father, William Duch of Rosedale; two brothers in the Ukraine and two sisters, Kay of Kamloops, B.C. and Rose of Vancouver, B.C. Fran leaves to mourn, her husband, David; son, David Jr. and wife Joyce; daughter, Janice; son, Randy and wife Sharon; grandchildren, Justin, Jamie, Jasmine, Travis, Kyle, Nathan and Taylor, all of Rosedale; sister, Anne Beach of Drumheller; sister, Pat Lester of Vancouver; brother William Duch of Victoria; numerous nieces, nephews and her many friends she worked with over the years. Services of Remembrance for Fran were held Saturday, January 6, 2001 at 11 -- 00 a.m. from St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church with Father Dan Stevenot as Celebrant. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel were in care of arrangements.
Jensen -- Marie Christina Jensen, born January 20, 1914 in Grant Michigan, U.S.A., passed away peacefully, at the Drumheller Nursing Home on January 16, 2001.
Marie was the loving wife of J. Herluf Jensen; mother of Joyce (David) Teskey of Millarville, Alberta, Eileen (Larry) Peltier of Duncan, B.C., Roland Jensen of Red Deer, Alberta; grandmother of Karen Teskey of Calgary, Mark and Paul Teskey of Millarville. Marie immigrated to Dalum, Alberta with her parents, Rev. Peter and Katherine Rasmussen, as a two year old. During her life she loved and cared for her family and served her church and community until illness prevented these activities. During her last three years she was lovingly cared for at the Drumheller Nursing Home.
Marie is also survived by her sister, Inger Holmen of Drumheller, her brother Holger (Mildred) Rasmussen of Red Deer, brother Folmer (Gerda) Rasmussen of Calgary; sisters-in-law, Pearl Rasmussen of Ottawa and Margaret Rasmussen of Drumheller; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 19, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. at the Dalum Lutheran Church, Dalum. Coffee following at the Dalum Community Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Palliative Care Fund at the Drumheller Nursing Home, Box 4500, Drumheller, AB. TOJ OYO. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.