Manuliak -- (Nee Patterson) Alma Blanche
It is with deep sadness that our family announces the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at the age of 67. Blanche was born on December 3, 1935 in Redland, Alberta. The daughter of the late, John and Mary (Desautels) Patterson. She was raised on a farm in Rosebud, Alberta along with her five siblings. She married Myron Manuliak on July 28, 1956 in Oakburn, Manitoba and they had five children. They raised them on a farm in Elphinstone, then moved on to the mining town of Thompson and later retired to Teulon until her passing. She is survived by her husband Myron; sons David (Joan), Ricky (Denise), daughters Marion (Darren), Janice; grandchildren, Catherine (Derek), Terry, Travis, Melissa, Jason, Jordan; sister Rose; brothers Frank (Irene), George (Faye), Joe (Betty), Jim (Marge); mother-in-law Mary; brothers-in-law Walter (Evangeline), Ron (Annette); sisters-in-law Pat (Brian), Darlene (Larry) and Muriel. Her father John, mother Mary, infant brother David and infant daughter Beverly predeceased her. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at the SICU, 7th floor Health Science Centre and a special thank you to Diane, David and Dena Pinuta for all they have done and the many other family members. Funeral Service was held on Monday, September 29 at 1 -- 00 pm at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. with a lunch to follow. At the request of Blanche, cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date at Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Seech, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Blanche's memory to Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, cemetery fund, c/o Pat Dziver, Elphinstone, Manitoba R0J 0N0 "In our hearts your memory is kept, to love, to cherish and never forget."
Rogers -- Sylvia 1918 - 2003
Sylvia Rogers of Calgary, formerly of Acme, passed away peacefully at her daughter's home in Drumheller on September 26, 2003 after a lengthy battle with cancer. We will always remember Sylvia as a warm hearted person who was loving, kind, generous and no one ever went away hungry in Sylvia's home. Sylvia was born in 1918 to Esther and Clarence Richardson at Carstairs, raised in the Crossfield area. Married Albert (Bert) Rogers in 1941 and lived on the Rogers homestead in the Acme District for 30 plus years. Survived by her children Ken (Joanne) Rogers of Yellowknife, Arlene (Peter) van der Heyden of Drumheller; grandchildren Tyra (Rick) Shimabuku, Tasha (John) Beck, Christy (Jeff) Muller, Danny Thompson, Tanjia (Jeff) Heyden-Kaye, Mike van der Heyden; and 6 great grandchildren. Predeceased by husband Alberta (Bert) Rogers in 1990, Sylvia's parents and brother Earle. Memorial service to be held in the Acme Memorial Hall Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations made to Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, T2N 4N2.
Kozakevich -- Mr. Alex Kozakevich, of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, January 28,2001 at the age of 85 years.
Alex was born on the family farm west of Vegreville, Alberta on August 17, 1915 to Alec and Verna Kozakevich. He was raised and educated in the Andrew area N.E. of Edmonton. Anna and Alex were married in Wostok, Alberta on November 15, 1947.
Alex worked as a coal miner in the Drumheller Valley for over 18 years. Later in the early 1960Ős Alex began work with the Alberta Department of Highways in road construction. He worked with the Government for over 25 years, retiring in 1980. Alex came to Lethbridge in 1966 and has resided here until the time of his passing.
In his retirement, Alex spoke fondly of his years on the farm and always wished to return to the Andrew area. Alex was a member of the L.S.C.O., he enjoyed playing pool, cards and bowling.
He was a loving husband, father and grampa. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends.
Alex is survived by two daughters, Irean Van Weele, of Sparwood, B.C. and Joan (Corby) Pankhurst of Lethbridge; four grandchildren Leticia, Aleksandr, Vanessa and Gabrielle; one great grandson Thomas; two sisters, Annie (Walter) Knysh of Surrey, B.C. and Daisy, also of Surrey; and one brother Nick (Dwella) Kozakevich of Tucson, Arizona. He is also survived by Anna Gubersky of Lethbridge. Alex was predeceased by a brother Metro.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 2, 2001, in Lethbridge with Mr. Jim Chapman officiating.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Dale Martin Jr. of Martin Bros. (403) 327-3697.
Bund-Ginger -- Maria Bund-Ginger passed away peacefully at the Hanna Nursing Home on Friday, December 13, 2002 at the age of 100 years. She is survived by her son Karl and daughter-in-law Josephine Marie; grandchildren Anne Belzil, Heidi (Michael) Gatens, Mona (Derren) Lench, Rose (Bill) Poulson and Tony Bund; great grandchildren Brendan Lench, Hayley Lench, Dylan Poulson, and Logan Poulson. Prayers will be held at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Delia, Alberta on Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Delia on Friday, December 20, 2002 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Maria's memory may be made to Hanna District Health Services, Box 730, Hanna, AB T0J 1P0. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES Calgary 1-888-216-5111
Hassett -- Walter William Hassett It is with great sadness that the family of Walter Hassett announces his passing on December 12 at the age of 95 years. His beloved wife Kay and two daughters Margaret Code and Sylvia (Gilbert) Shaw survive him. He is also survived by four granddaughters Laura (Gary) Grift, Donna (Rene) Castillo, Linda Code, Sarah Shaw, and one grandson Andrew Shaw, one great grandson Quentin Code and one great great granddaughter Angelina Code. One brother Vern V. Hassett of Burlington, Ontario also survives him. Walter had a kind and generous heart and was always ready to help out in any way he could. He was a life member of both the Elks Lodge and the Rotary Club who had him designated as a Paul Harris Fellow. The family would like to express sincere thanks to the staff at Continuing Care who took such good care of him. A memorial service will be held at the Knox United Church, Drumheller, on Thursday, December 19 at 2 p.m. If friends desire donations may be made to the Elk's Lodge or Knox United Church. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel.
Bolduc -- It is with great sadness the family of Catherine Florence Bolduc announce her passing on September 4, 2001 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, following a struggle with cancer. Catherine was born November 28, 1918 and spent her childhood in the Hand Hills. She left home at an early age and worked on a farm in the Delia area where she met and married her husband Alex. They bought their farm and as respected farmers worked side by side farming and raising their two children. They retired from farming and moved to Red Deer in 1964. They continued to work together caring for children of all ages, which was Catherine's true love and compassion. Catherine was a wonderful seamstress and had a passion for knitting and crocheting. She cooked many tasty meals and excelled in preserving fruits and vegetables and enjoyed playing many card games. After 51 years of marriage and Alex's passing in 1988, she continued to live in her own home and maintain her interests in children, family and friends. She leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Dennis of Calgary; her daughter Trina (Ed) Jervis of Red Deer; six grandchildren, Darren (Karen) Bolduc of Calgary, Kevin Bolduc of Calgary, Jeff Bolduc of Victoria, BC, Sheldon Bolduc of Calgary, Carolin (Barry) Irish of Red Deer and Steve (Mary) Jervis of Calgary; seven great grandchildren, Jennifer of Edmonton, Daniel, Gregory and Cameron of Red Deer, Taylor and Hayley of Victoria, BC and Jenna of Calgary; and one great great grandchild, Alexandra of Edmonton; two brothers, Jim (Reta) MacLean of Rimbey, John (Clair) MacLean of Parksville, BC; and three sisters, Eunice Wyman of Kindersley, SK, Trudy McAdam of London, ON. and Jean Beingessner of Calgary; and many family and friends. Catherine was predeceased by her husband Alex; daughter-in-law, Joyce and sisters, Annie, Clara and Evelyn. If desired, memorial contributions can be made to -- The Red Deer Hospice Society, Box 22014, Red Deer, AB. T4N 6X4. A celebration of Catherine's life was held at the Delia United Church in Delia on Friday, September 7, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel in Drumheller were in charge of arrangements.
Rees -- David Rees of Craigmyle passed away at the Hanna Continuing Care Centre on Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at the age of 77 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his family; wife Violet of 51 years, two sons, Bruce (Susan) and Brian, five grandchildren, Katie, Robert, Andrew, Adam and David, one daughter-in-law Nancy Rees and one sister Peggy (Moe) Edwards, family members Steve (Gladys) Smith, Randy Smith and Barbara Jeffs, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. David was an active volunteer in the Craigmyle district and enjoyed farming, truck driving, baseball, curling and "just life." His grandchildren were his pride and joy. A celebration of David's life was held at First United Church in Hanna on Monday, December 23, 2002. In lieu of flowers, a donation in David's memory may be made to Hanna Continuing Care Centre, Box 730, Hanna, AB, T0J 1P0, or to the Parkinson's Society of Southern Alberta, 480D - 36th Ave. SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 1W4. Personal alternative funeral services Calgary 1-888-216-5111
Sweep -- Martha Eileen Grace Sweep was born on June 30, 1920 in Richdale, Alberta. She was raised in the Richdale-Spondin area where she enjoyed her elementary, junior and senior high. After completing school she went to work for the Christianson family where she met her true love and life long partner of 57 years. She and Ray were married April 17, 1944 in Hanna, Alberta. They began their farming career in the Farrell Lake district north of Delia where they resided for 34 years raising their five daughters, Doreen, Lynda, Maryetta, Norma and Edna. Eileen had lots of patience and understanding. She saw good humor in life. While working together alongside Ray on the farm and raising their children Eileen had many interests. As an active member of the Women's Institute in the area she and her club members enjoyed many activities. One of Eileen's greatest passions was her faithful contributions to the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch #61 which she served for half of her lifetime. Eileen filled all executive positions participating in all functions with the Remembrance Day tribute being her favorite. In 1978 Eileen and Ray retired from the farm and moved to Delia. For 17 years Eileen and Ray thoroughly enjoyed town life. Then in 1994 they moved to Hanna taking up residence at Parkview Manor. Over Eileen's lifetime family was her focus. On September 9, 2001 Eileen went to her Maker with her family gathered by her side. She leaves to mourn her passing her loving husband Ray of 57 years; daughters, Doreen and husband Marcel, Lynda and husband Harry, Maryetta, Norma and Edna; grandchildren, Rhonda and husband Dean, Ray, Kurtis and wife Marjorie, Nadine and Kylie; great grandchildren, Darcy, Josie and Tyler; brothers Gordon and wife Bernice, Art and wife Lil, Percy and wife Annie; and one sister Helen; as well as many nieces and nephews. Her parents Art and Lillian Pincombe; one brother Albert; and one sister Sylvia predeceased Eileen. Eileen's faithfulness to family and friends, her constant smile, her quiet nature will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at the United Church, Delia with Pastor Glen Jarvis officiating. Interment followed in the Mountain View Cemetery in Calgary
Pierce -- Mr. George Pierce, beloved husband of Mrs. Charlotte Annabelle Pierce (nee Crawford) passed away in Claresholm on March 31, 2002 at the age of 87 years. George was the fifth child of Richard Alfred and Ann Pierce, born west of Nanton on October 1, 1914. George and Annabelle were married on October 1, 1937 in Morrin, Alberta and celebrated 64 years of marriage this past October. They spent the first 22 years of their marriage in the village of Morrin, Alberta. In August of 1959, they moved to Claresholm where they have resided to present time. Besides his loving wife, Annabelle, George will be dearly missed by his children Sylvia (Gale) See, Claresholm; Charlie (Pat) Pierce, Drumheller; Linda (Merv) Pollock, Calgary; Brenda (Mel) Johnson, Rumsey; Ann Pierce, Calgary; Mavis (Doug) Smith, Stettler and his 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, as well as his sister Nellie Mahoney, Vancouver, B.C. and his brother Charlie (Betty) Pierce, Vernon B.C. Funeral services will be held at Leyden's Funeral Home "Chapel of Remembrance" (4079 1 Street West, Claresholm) on Thursday, April 4, 2002 at 2 -- 00 p.m. Memorial tributes may be made in George's name to the CNIB (15 Colonel Baker Place NE, Calgary, AB T2E 4Z3). Condolences may be e-mailed to the family c/o email@example.com Subject Heading -- Pierce Family Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Leyden's Funeral Home, Claresholm. Telephone -- 1-403-625-3212.
Simpson -- Les Simpson formerly of Drumheller, passed away March 29, 2002 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was 77 years old. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to community cancer clinic, c/o Drumheller District Health Services, 351 - 9 St. N.W., Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1 or I.C.U. or Palliative Care Unit, Red Deer Regional Health Centre, P.O. Bag 5030, Red Deer, AB T4N 6R2. Sylvan Lake Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Thomas -- Clay Wilford Thomas passed away September 10, 2001 at the age of 85 years. He was born July 23, 1916 on the Thomas family farm east of Three Hills. In 1942 Clay married Mary Abramenko. They lived on the family farm until building their home place in 1950. Clay made impressions on peoples lives, both young and old. He was adventurous and was always trying new things. An accomplishment he was very proud of was receiving his pilots license at age 50, and was a founder of the Kneehill Flying Club. Clay was very involved in sports and for a few years was the manager of the Drumheller Miners Hockey Team. He took pride in his farm and later on, after retiring to their home in Three Hills, spent many hours gardening. Clay will always be remembered for his wit, humor and story telling. He leaves to mourn, his loving wife of 56 years, Mary; their children Roy; Myrna (Larry) Matthews; Gloria (Jim) Smith and Lyla Foster (Norm); eight grandchildren, Craig & Tiffany Thomas, Lisa Matthews, Calvin, Trevor & Curtis Smith, Bradley & Blair Foster; great grandson, Dexter; and great granddaughter Kailyn; brother Elmer of Ghost Pine; two sisters, Eunice of London, Ontario and Ruth of Vancouver. He was predeceased by his brother Lloyd. The family wishes to thank the special care given to dad over the last four years in the Three Hills Continuing Care unit by the nurses, caregivers and doctors. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. from Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, Three Hills, Alberta with Pastor Harold Hunter officiating. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Three Hills Health Unit, Continuing Care. Mountain View Funeral Chapel, Three Hills, entrusted with arrangements. 443-5111.
Veasey -- Margaret MacDonald (nee Gray),
January 21, 1922 - January 28, 2001.
Margaret Veasey passed away January 28, 2001 at Burnaby Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her beloved husband Art (1992); and her son-in-law Dave Murray (1990). She will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her children Marilyn (Ron), Edna (Ken) and Fred; grandchildren, David, Pegi (Don), Ken (Colleen), Brenda-Lee and Darren (Krista); great grandchildren, Sasha, Michael, Dereck, Cody, Noah and Brenda; sisters, Mary (Allan) and June; brother John (Maureen); sisters-in-law, Irene (John), Emma (Jim) and Rita (Herb); and aunt Jean; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many cousins.
Born in Blantyre, Scotland, Margaret immigrated to Canada with her parents at a young age. She completed her education in Drumheller, Alberta (1941) and married Arthur Veasey (1943). Together with their three children, Art and Margaret moved to Calgary (1953) and later on their own to Abbotsford, and Maple Ridge. After Art's passing, Margaret resided in New Westminster at the Quay with her son Fred.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and cherished friend who will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Viewing to be held on Wednesday, January 31 7 -- 30 - 9 -- 00 p.m. and also the day of the service from 12 -- 30 - 1 -- 30 p.m. A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2001 at 1 -- 30 p.m. in the chapel of Garden Hill Funeral Home 11765 - 224 St., Maple Ridge, B.C. (604) 463-8161.
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Brink -- Bart Brink passed away on November 25, 2001, at Drumheller, Alberta at the age of 62. He was born in Groningen, Holland on May 1, 1939, emigrated to Canada with his family in 1948, and lived at Union Road, P.E.I. until he joined the R.C.N. (1958 - 1971). He met his wife Kathleen (nee Perkins) in Dartmouth, N.S. in 1959 and they were married July 2, 1960. In 1981, they settled in Drumheller, where Bart was employed as a Power Engineer with Corrections Canada until his retirement in 1999. Bart was predeceased by his parents Johannes and Marchien (Meulema) Brink and brother Klaus. He is survived by his wife Kathleen (Kay), son Paul (Donna) of Hanna; daughter Lorrie (Jeff Ogletree) of Abbotsford, BC; daughter Linda (Len Peters) of Strathmore, AB; son Reg (Susan) of Langley BC; and sister Martina Murphy of Summerside, PEI. He had nine grandchildren. A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Magloire's Anglican Church, Drumheller on Thursday, November 29 at 1 -- 00 p.m. with Reverend Florence MacDonald presiding. Interment was in the Drumheller Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (2nd Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 1A2). Arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel
Harrison -- Hazel Elizabeth Harrison passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2001 at Drumheller, Alberta. Hazel is survived by her husband, Don; two children, Randy (Tracy) Harrison, Shawna (Tim) Vaisnis; two grandchildren, Conan and Chalyce Harrison. She is also survived by brothers, Orville (Rena) Liddicoat, Earl (Gail) Liddicoat; sister, Irene (Jack) Duncan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Charlie and Pearl Liddicoat and sister Verna Barabe. Hazel was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and past member of the Eastern Star. Her greatest hobbies were camping & travelling, sewing and designing of window coverings. She owned and operated her drapery business for 11 years. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 11 a.m. from The Knox United Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Personal Alternative Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.
Keehn -- John G. Keehn, born November 9, 1912 in LaSalle, Colorado, passed away in Calgary, Alberta at Cedars Villa Extended Care Home on September 15, 2001. John is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Nettie; his son Robert (Sharon); two grandsons, David (Lisa), and Aaron; one sister Elmelia; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four sisters -- Rose, Elma, Mary and Olga. "Johnny" served in the R.C.A.F. from 1942 to 1945. He retired from the CNR in 1977 after working for forty-seven years in Hanna, Drumheller and Calgary. He spent seventeen enjoyable winters snowbirding in Arizona.Memorial services will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home. If so desired, memorial tributes may be made in Johnny's name directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1825 Park Road S.E. Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6, or to a charity of the donor's choice. To e-mail expressions of sympathy -- firstname.lastname@example.org Subject Heading -- JOHN KEEHN. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 17th Avenue SE at Garden Road, (1.5 km east of 84th Street SE) Telephone (403) 272 - 5555.
Kennedy -- Ida Mabel Kennedy 1906 - 2001, passed away suddenly at the Drumheller Hospital on September 11, 2001. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Eileen; grandsons, Brett (Karen) and Dean (Joanne); and great grandchildren, Melissa, Nolan and Austin. A resident of Drumheller, "Smitty" worked in ladies ready to wear for over 30 years. She was never at a loss for words and will be fondly remembered by those who knew her for her acerbic wit and often raunchy humour. Cremation entrusted to Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel.