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ALBERTA - Drumheller - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 3

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Campbell -- Carl (Bud) Norman. Carl was born on December 11, 1926 at Hanna, Alberta to Angus and Marie and passed away in Calgary on January 23, 2001.

The family moved to the Rowley area where he attended elementary school and helped out on the family farm. Bud loved to work alongside his dad on the land and was a well known face at the many community dances with his younger sister Frances.

In 1944 he joined the army, did his basic training in Wetaskiwin but never saw duty overseas. The war ended before being shipped out and he returned to Drumheller where he continued with the Militia. Bud was employed as a miner in Nacmine, working alongside his father and brother.

Bud re-enlisted in the service in 1950, and was part of the advanced force, 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), serving in Korea. He returned home late 1951 where he apprenticed in his chosen profession of auto body mechanic, ultimately becoming self employed and owning Super Auto Body until retirement in 1980. When approached by the Corps of Commissionaires in 1985, he accepted a position at the Tyrrell Museum, continuing with them until 1997. Bud married Barbara (Wilton) on August 27, 1955, enjoying 45 years of wedded bliss. Bud's passions in life were his family, gardening and reading.

Carl leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Barbara; mother-in-law, Mabel Wilton; one son, Carl (Butch) Campbell (Tracy Paullus); three daughters, Barbara (Larry) Coney, Viola Campbell (Bob Yost); Mary (Randy) George; 12 grandchildren, Dennis, Staci and Kyra Standage, Natasha, Garrett and Kyle Cote, Terrilee, Bradley, Carissa and Nicole Campbell, Rhiannon and Riley George; one great granddaughter, Teagen Standage; two sisters, Christina Pliva and Frances (Jim) Wilton; numerous nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

He was predeceased by his father Angus and mother Marie; two infant children, Charlotte and William; one brother Leslie; one sister Joan Fairfield; and his father-in-law Bill Wilton.

Bud will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorial Service was held on Saturday, January 27, 2001 at the Drumheller Inn with Pastor Wayne McCrackin officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Drumheller Ambulance Society, Box 4500, Drumheller, AB, TOJ OYO.

Personal Alternative Funeral Services assisted with arrangements.

Cunnah -- Mr. Duane William Cunnah of Drumheller passed away in Drumheller on January 29, 2001 at the age of 60 years. Duane was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan on December 14, 1940. He joined the Army in 1958. Duane did a fourteen month tour in the U.N. during the Egyptian-Israeli conflict. He also did a five year NATO Tour in West Germany. Duane retired from the military in 1978. Duane joined the Corrections Canada in Drumheller after leaving the military. He retired from Corrections Canada after twenty years of service. Duane was an active member of the Elks. He then went on the board of The Titans Football Team. Duane enjoyed golf and curling. He is survived by his loving partner Beth and her family; his son Kelly (Anne Marie) and grandchildren; his mother; step-father; two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, February 2, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. from The Church of The Nazarene with Chaplin Merlyn Bowker officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in memory of Duane to S.T.A.R.S.1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7, with thanks to all. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel are in care of arrangements.

Chamchuk -- Nicholas Julian (Nick)

Born 22 November 1929, in Drumheller, Alberta. Died September 29, 2003 at the age of 73 years. Nick is survived and will be sadly missed by his four chIldren -- Stephen J. (granddaughter, Amanda), Nicholas A. (and wife Karen) and Perry D., all of the City of Edmonton, daughter, Kelly Ann of Coquitlam, B.C. He was predeceased by his first wife and mother of the four children. Annette (Forsyth) on November 11, 1976. Nick attended public and high school at East Coulee, where he returned to teach and became Principal. Moving to Three Hills to be a teacher and Vice-Principal in 1958, he went on to be a sessional instructor for one year in Education at the University Of Alberta in 1963. He was then invited to join Alberta Education (now Learning) as a Superintendent of Schools, at large, in 1964 and then assigned to the County of St. Paul during the negotiations of the four authorities to establish the first Regional High School in Alberta. The family returned to Edmonton in 1969 to enable him to pursue a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and in 1971 he returned to work for Alberta Education in a variety of positions, the longest of which was Director of Communications from 1973 to 1979. Nick formally retired from Government service in 1984 and since then spent time travelling (to Nepal). He enjoyed many activities including Hunting, Fishing, Skiing, Gardening, Reading, Watching Sports, and volunteering with Ski Patrol, Edmonton Community Mediation, Policy positions with the Alberta Liberal Party and with the Liberal Party of Canada in Alberta. He continued to reside at his home in Edmonton until his death, and was handicapped with the onset of Parkinson's Disease diagnosed in October, 2000. His personal request was for cremation arranged by Harmony Funeral Services and that there be no formal funeral ceremony. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to the Parkinson's Society of Alberta or charity of your choice. The family would like to extend sincere appreciation to the Doctors. Nurses and staff at the Grey Nuns Hospital. Family and friends are invited to gather for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, October 4th, 1 -- 00 - 3 -- 00 p.m. at the Coast Terrace Inn, Edmonton South.

Graham -- John 1912 - 2003

It is with great sorrow and sadness that the family of Mr. John Graham must announce his passing. John passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Hospital Thursday, September 25, 2003, surrounded by his loving family. John was born in Calgary February 28, 1912, to John and Isabella Graham, who had immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1906 and 1908 respectfully. They operated an 85 head dairy ranch in the Chestermere Lake District until 1915 when they sold their land and moved their dairy herd to Drumheller where they operated near the Drumheller Penitentiary. In 1919, they sold their land and dairy and moved to East Coulee where they purchased land in the Wintering Hills District, south east of East Coulee, to resume ranching. John and his brother Bill built up the East Coulee Ranch to it's present size, adding an irrigated farm near Bassano to the operation to ensure a winter feed supply. The ranch became known as Canada's largest pony ranch, supplying ponies to the coal mines and later for pony chuckwagon and chariot racing. John was one of Canada's last, true cowboys. He was well respected by the ranching community as a true horseman, and his abilities at breaking horses were legendary. In fact, it was often said that if John had pursued a rodeo career, he would have won it all. This was not to be because for John, building up the ranch came first. John had a true love of life and all it had to offer and he had a true belief in the goodness of people. He never lost faith in people and he never lost his innocence. John's home was always open, a coffee, a meal, or a bed always available and good conversation was assured. He gave freely of his time and finances when asked, donating ponies for local raffles, hay rides for local functions (where he would purchase each child on his wagon a pop, because, well, it was hot out). If fact, without his extensive support of the East Coulee School Restoration and Atlas Coal Mine Restoration, these projects would not have proceeded. The only thing John loved more than his ranch, and cattle and horses, was his family. Raising a family later in life, John always said that he had been blessed to be able to see his family grow up, and to spend time with his precious grandchildren. John leaves to mourn his loving wife of 50 years, Yvonne; and his children, John Barry, Robin Byron (Helen), Darryl Duane (Louise), and Sandra Lori (Mark). He also leaves his precious grandchildren Robin, Olivier, Mitchell, Christopher, Averie, and Auberon; and his special sister-in-law, Lola and her children, Shawna (Joe), Charlene (Don), Shane, and Troy (Nanette). John's step grandchildren Oxana (Bill) and Jane, and step great grandson, Kevin will also miss him. John also leaves to mourn his sisters, Kate, Margaret, and Ethel (Melvin); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father John in 1944, his mother Bella in 1963, his sister May in 1988, and his brother Bill in 1990. A celebration of the very special life of John Graham will be held at the Knox United Church in Drumheller at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 1. A luncheon will follow at St. Anthony's Catholic Hall. In keeping with John's love of socializing, a reception with live music and cash bar will be held at the Drumheller Inn following the luncheon. All are welcome. John was the most loving husband, caring father, proud grandfather, kind brother, considerate brother-in-law, welcoming uncle and loyal friend that any of us could every have had. Good-bye Dad. We love you, we miss you, we will never forget you. We are privileged to have shared in your life and honored to have been with you when the Lord called. We will cherish every moment we had with you. Good-bye for now.

Our great loss is
Heaven's wonderful gain.
Happy trails to you,
Until we meet again.

Lemal -- Henry F. 1925 - 2003

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Henry F. Lemal at age 78. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on September 27, 2003. Born to Alphonse and Eugene Lemal on May 24, 1925 in Drumheller. He is survived by his loving wife Agnes of 55 years. He is also survived by his children, Wendy Richardson of Drumheller, Corinne (Bob) Pugh of Drumheller, Doug Lemal of Prince George, B.C., Al (Jacquie) Lemal of Munson, AB, Bev (Willie) Edwards of Maple Creek, SK, Tracey (Brian) Robinson of Drumheller; 17 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Louise (Adam) Craig, and Rita Redpath, both of British Columbia; nieces, nephews and many more relatives too numerous to mention. Predeceased by his parents Alphonse and Eugene Lemal; 2 brothers, Arthur Lemal and Frank Lemal; 1 sister, Germaine Powell; and 1 son, Dale Lemal; 1 granddaughter, 1 grandson and 1 great granddaughter. Henry took his schooling in Drumheller, he worked in numerous jobs throughout his life; mining, water hauling, egg grading station, mini golf range, then in later years owned and operated Newcastle Scrap Metal and Towing. Henry's hobbies included horse back riding, fishing, gardening, drives in the country side and playing with grandchildren and great grandchildren that he loved dearly. Henry will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. The memorial service is to be held Thursday, October 2, 2003 at 11 a.m., Newcastle Hall. Luncheon to follow at the Hall. Private family graveside services at Sacree Butte Cemetery. Personal Alternative Funeral Services in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. or Alberta Heart and Stroke Fund.

Dad (Henry Lemal)

Dad today God took you away and relieved your pain, He took you to a better place where there is only fun and happiness. It does not relieve our pain because we lost you but now you are free from pain. We will love and miss you forever until we meet again. Love from your loving wife and kids who will miss you dearly, Agnes, Wendy, Corinne, Doug, Al, Bev, Tracey and families.

Kuchison -- Henry Nicholas

On October 7, 2003, Henry Nicholas Kuchison of Edmonton passed away at the age of 68 years. Henry is survived by his loving family; wife, Muriel; son, Donald (Cecelia); two daughters, Sandra and Karen; and four grandchildren, Angela, Marielle, Joshua and Annieca. He was predeceased by his parents, Tony and Annie. Henry was born in Drumheller and lived in Gartly, AB. He graduated with a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering in 1961 after which he continued to work as a design engineer for the C.N.R. In 1967 he began working for Public Work Canada. He played a key role in the development of the N.W.T. until 1970 when he became Project Manager for the R.C.M.P. projects in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Henry was a member of the Orchid Society and African Violet Society. He was a board member for F.S.N.A. Henry was actively involved in politics. He was a certified auctioneer and collector. He enjoyed a good game of bridge. Henry will be dearly missed. Special thank you to Dr. Dusang, the Home Care team, the Palliative Care team at the Grey Nuns Hospital and the Mel Millar Hospice team at the General Hospital. You, along with his family and friends, surrounded him with love and life. Reverend Roger Keeler celebrated a Mass of the Resurection at St. Michael-Resurrection Church, 10555 - 50A Street, Edmonton, on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 3 p.m. Friends who so wish may make memorial donations directly to the Palliative Care Unit #43, of the Grey Nuns Hospital or the Mel Millar Hospice 9Y, Edmonton General Hospital. Connelly-McKinley Ltd., 10011 - 114th Street; (780) 422 - 2222, to send condolences --

Watt -- James Miller

On October 11, 2003, Jim passed away in Strathmore, Alberta. He was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) in September and spent the last month of his life visiting and reminiscing with his family and friends. Jim was a mischievous child while growing up in Rosebud. Many great escapades occurred there such as jumping on the train to get to Redland, upsetting the butter churn and turning horses loose. From all the stories Jim told, it's amazing he survived 71 years. Joining Jim in his younger adventures were his siblings, Edgar (June) Watt, Colleen (Joe) Julian, Shirley Pringle, Joy (Jerry) Whittaker, Dianne (Art) Taubert and Marilyn Watt. This left his father Bill (1899-1997) and mother Gladys (1905-1997) straightening out the messes. In 1958, Jim and Cec (Madsen) were married and moved to Standard. He continued to participate in baseball, hockey, card playing and many, many more adventures. Jim's sense of humor fooled many people - until they learned to recognize the teasing twinkle in his eye. Inheriting this trait are Jim's five children -- Sheldon (Laurie) Watt, Dawn (Phil) Faubion, Traci (Mike) Rasmussen, Janelle (Rob) Pettifer and Tara (Adrian) Law; his eleven grandchildren -- Tanner and Danika, Jennifer, Michelle and Marc, Kai and David, Raeanne and Cole, and Ethan and Kegan. Jim was very proud of his family and enjoyed spending time with them. The Memorial Service will be held at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Standard on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 2 -- 00 p.m. In remembrance of Jim, no neckties please. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Society (Suite 400, 320 - 23 Ave. SW, Calgary, T2S 0J2) or to the Village of Standard Cremation Memorial Project. WHEATLAND FUNERAL HOME LTD. (Strathmore) in care of arrangements, 934-5666.

Lowe -- Gordon Leslie 1920 - 2003

Mr. Gordon Leslie Lowe of Red Deer, Alberta, passed away at the Red Deer Nursing Home, Red Deer on Monday, October 6, 2003 at the age of 83 years. Gordon was born on May 3, 1920 at Austin, Manitoba. He was a Veteran of World War II. Gordon loved farming and spent his life doing what he loved. He also loved his family very much. Gordon will be sadly missed but forever remembered in the hearts of his family and friends. Gordon leaves to mourn his loss, his loving children, Leona Lowe of Edmonton, Alberta; Les (Linda) Lowe of Alix, Alberta; Randy Lowe of Lloydminister, Alberta/Saskatchewan; and Miles (Terry) Lowe of Red Deer; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Hazel Sargent of Delia, Alberta. Gordon was predeceased by a son, Daryl Lowe, three brothers and two sisters. Relatives and friends are invited to come and pay their respects at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 - 45th Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday evening between the hours of 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. A Celebration of Gordon's life will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, Red Deer, Alberta on Friday, October 10, 2003 at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Donald Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Alto-Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, memorial donations in Gordon's honour may be made directly to the Red Deer Nursing Home, 4736 - 30th Street, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5H8. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at Service and Interment Providers -- EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 - 45th Street, Red Deer Phone -- 347-2222 Proud to be family owned and operated for over 74 years.

Ostergard -- Christian Moller (Chris) 1921 - 2003

Christian Moller Ostergard passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 5, 2003 at the age of 82 in the Drumheller Health Centre. Chris was born in Jannerup, Denmark on September 29, 1921 and immigrated to Canada in 1950. Chris married Karen Jacobsen in 1950. Chris is lovingly remembered by his daughters, Peggy (Blair) of Edmonton and Robin (Craig) of High Level; grandchildren Terry, David and Tracy, Christopher and Teresea and 3 great grandchildren; brother Emil and sister Anne of Denmark; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and special friends. Chris was proud owner of Ostergard Motors and his association with Toyota. He will be fondly remembered for his love of cars, airplanes, flying, crib games and trips to Reno, and affiliation with the Masonic Lodge. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Drumheller Cancer Clinic. An informal memorial service will be held at the Dalum Hall on Thursday, October 9 at 11 a.m. The family of Chris, would like to thank Dr. Graham, Dr. Neffgen and all the nursing staff at the Drumheller Hospital for their compassion, support and tender care of Chris during the past 3 weeks.

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