Koustrup -- Elizabeth Amanda (Betty) Koustrup passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Monday, September 10, at the Foothills Hospital I.C.U. following a tragic accident. She was born July 3, 1922 on the farm at her parents, August & Anna Sander, near Loreburn, Saskatchewan. She grew up in the area and on July 16, 1948 she married Soren (Sam) Koustrup in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She joined her husband on his farm in the Dalum area where they remained until 1953. At that time they relocated to the present family farm, in the Michichi area, where she resided until her passing. This union was blessed by the birth of three sons, Jerry, Norman and Egan. Betty loved her farm life and had a special way with animals. She had a passion for gardening and flowers and has many ribbons displayed on her walls for these hobbies. Betty loved baking and preparing meals for those who would drop in to visit. Betty leaves to mourn her passing, her sons, Jerry (Marie), Norman (Grace), Egan (Kathy), all of Drumheller; grandchildren, Sonja & Johnathan of Calgary, Sara, Shawna, Kevin, Kyra, Mikaela of Drumheller; step grandchildren, Penny Kusio, Bobby Watt and families of Thorsby, Alberta; sisters, Hannah Stephenson of Davidson, Saskatchewan, Elsie (Wally) Pearn of Calgary; brothers, Ferdinand of Outlook, Saskatchewan, Ernest of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Walter (Mildred) of Drumheller, Alfred (Leona) of Strathmore; sisters-in-law, Musse Koustrup of Arhus, Denmark, Ingeborg Koustrup of Calgary, Victoria Sander of Davidson, Saskatchewan and numerous neices and nephews.Betty was predeceased by her parents, August & Anna Sander; husband, Soren (Sam) Koustrup; sister, Louise Youck; brother, Frederick Sander; brothers-in-law, Tage & Peter Koustrup, Richard Stephenson, Geodfrey Youck; sister-in-law, Verna Sander. Funeral Services for Betty were held Saturday, September 15, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. from the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Dalum with Pastor Kevin Scott officiating. Interment followed in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery at Dalum. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. Calgary Base, 1441 Aviation Park N.E. Box 570, Calgary, AB. T2E 9Z9, or Calgary Health Trust, AC 136 S.S.B., 1403 29 St. N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel were in care of arrangements.
Patterson -- Robert Bruce Patterson passed away Peacefully at home in Drumheller, Alberta on September 12, 2001 at the age of 73. Bruce was born on October 2, 1928 in Winchester Springs, Ontario. He left home at an early age and moved to Drumheller, where he worked for a local fox farm, drove taxi and later with his Uncle "Red" at Patterson Plumbing. Bruce became an employee at Canadian Utilities (ATCO Electric) in April 1952 where he remained until retirement in April of 1987. Following retirement, Bruce stayed active working at the Elks Club, the golf course and the ski hill. Bruce leaves to mourn, his son, Matt; brothers, Ben (Doreen) of Drumheller, Dave (Willow) of Winchester, Ontario, Neil of Richmond Hill, Ontario, Ronnie (Elaine) of Cardinal, Ontario; sisters, Lois Baldin of Hallville, Ontario, Esther Richards of Peterborough, Ontario and Janet (Jack) Scott of Calmar, Alberta; and many caring nieces and nephews. Bruce was predeceased by his son Kelly; parents, Teresa and John; brothers, Eldon and Raymond; and sister, Marjorie. Service of Remembrance was held Saturday, September 15, 2001 at 1 -- 00 p.m. from Courtney-Winter's Chapel In The Valley in Drumheller, Alberta. Donations may be made to the Alberta Children Hospital1820 Richmond Road S.W. Calgary AB. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel were in care of the arrangements. 823-2666.
Pierce -- Jessie Anna Pierce of Drumheller passed away in Calgary on Saturday, September 1, 2001 at the age of 83 years. Jessie was always known for her hospitality and her delicious home cooked meals. She always enjoyed fishing, camping, handy work of all kinds and a good game of cards. Jessie is survived by her beloved husband Tom; son, Gary (Pat) Pierce; daughters, Stella (Henry) Dam, Marilyn (Dave) Jorgensen; seven grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, September 4, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. from The Knox United Church with Reverend Blair Kirkby officiating. Interment followed in the Drumheller Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the donor's choice. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel were in care of arrangements.
Jacques -- It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our infant son Cain Jacques on November 23, 2001 at 35 weeks gestational. He leaves to live on in his parents hearts Darryl and Lisa Jacques; sister Ayrianna; brothers Dallas and Brady; grandparents Marg Peters, Ray and Shirley Jacques; Uncles and Aunts Len and Linda Peters, Lance and Maureen Peters, Lynn and Dale Goulder, Darla Jacques, Kevin Jacques, Lorilee Jacques; great-grandparents John and Avnel Sproule; numerous cousins, great aunts and uncles. A Service of Remembrance for family and close friends will be held Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 11 -- 00 A.M. at St. Magloire's Anglican Church with the Reverend Florence McDonald and the Reverend Dan Stevenot presiding. Sometimes Love is for a moment, Sometimes Love is for a lifetime, Sometimes a moment is a lifetime. Pamela S Adams In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Drumheller & District Health Services, Box 4500, Drumheller, AB. TOJ OYO Arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel 403-823-2666.
Primrose -- Jean Marshall Primrose of New Sarepta, Alberta passed away November 25, 2001 in Gillette, Wyoming. She was 49. Jean leaves to mourn her common-law husband Ron Eisner of New Sarepta; son Kelly Primrose; daughter Tammy (Steve) Bray; grandchildren Michael and Matthew Bray; brothers and sisters Jim and Kim Primrose, Percy and Lisa Primrose, Jackie Lewis, Joan and Gary Ahlefeld, Judy and Gordon Cunningham, Cindy Primrose; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by her parents Patricia and Percy Primrose, and her grandmother Jeannie Pozzlo. Funeral Services will be held at Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel on Saturday, December 1, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. with the Reverend Wayne McCrackin presiding. Interment will follow at the Drumheller Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel 403-823-2666.
Horne -- Sylvia Anne (nee Lee) passed away peacefully at the farm in Rumsey on November 21, 2001 at the age of 80. Sylvia was born on August 30, 1921 in Big Valley, Alberta to Harry and Nannie Hazel Lee. Sylvia was raised on the family farm east of Big Valley along with eight sisters and two brothers. Sylvia was the seventh of eleven children. On July 30, 1941 Sylvia married her best friend and 'pal' Harry Horne and had a 55 year romance. They were blessed with the birth of their only child Sheila Anne on March 8, 1942. Sylvia and Harry lived in various towns and cities throughout their busy lives, including -- Big Valley, Prince Rupert, Calgary, Morrin, Rumsey, finally settling in Drumheller in 1966. Many people came to know her fondly as Sal. Sylvia became a mother-in-law to Stan Richmond on October 12, 1963 with the marriage of her daughter Sheila. In 1967 her role as grandmother began with the birth of Susan Anne, then James Edward, and finally Kathleen Edith. Sylvia made many friends throughout her lifetime and all who knew her would agree that she lived and enjoyed life to the fullest. Sylvia was always an active member in the community and took on executive roles for various sports and service clubs wherever home was. Sylvia was an avid curler until nearly 70 years of age. She also played badminton in the early years and was a member in such groups as the Royal Purple, Eastern Star, Pioneer Trail Center, Bridge Clubs, and the like. Sylvia actively pursued employment in such businesses as the Red and White Store, Statistics Canada, librarian at the Drumheller Penitentiary, numerous federal and provincial elections as Deputy Returning Officer, Census Commissioner and Cell Guard for the Drumheller RCMP. Sylvia and Harry also enjoyed camping and socializing with family or friends, helping out at the Richmonds and gardening in their spare time. Perhaps Sylvia's greatest joys came in the form of her great grandchildren Alana, Devon, Tiffany, Kyle, Samantha, Jeffrey and Hunter. She became known as GG (Great Grandma) and spent a lot of time caring, playing, loving and teaching each and every one of them. Sylvia was predeceased by her parents, her best 'pal' Harry, several siblings, and her baby great granddaughter Taylor. Our GG will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her family Sheila (Stan) Richmond; Susan (Don, Alana, Devon, Jeffery) Brinton/Wade; Jim (Stephanie, Tiffany, Samantha) Richmond; Kathy (Scott, Kyle, Hunter) Ferguson and too many family and friends to mention. Funeral Services were held Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 2 -- 00 PM at the Knox United Church with the Reverend Doctor Travis Cannaday presiding. If friends so desire friends may make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (124, 430 - 6 Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 2S8) or to a charity of ones choice. Arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel. 403-823-2666
Sibbald -- Winona (nee Walrod) Sibbald passed away peacefully Friday morning, November 23, 2001 in Drumheller Hospital. She was surrounded by many family members. Winona is survived by her husband of 61 years, Perce, and her family -- Judy (Louis) Lamothe of Devon and their children, Greg of Edmonton, Jocelyn (Kelly) McDowell of Devon, Valerie of Edmonton; Wendy (Allan) Seibel of Munson and their children, Garth (Sandra) of Calgary, Graeme (Suzie) of Waco, Texas, Steven (Chris) of Sherwood Park, Shauna (Darcy) Jensen of Dalum; Bruce of Sherwood Park and his children, Matthew, Cameron, Robyn, all of Edmonton; Blair (Ann) and their children, Heather, Patrick, Jennifer, Michael, all of Devon; Marylea (Frank) Lowen of Drumheller, Chris (Heather) of Three Hills, Camille (Jamie) Leblanc of Drumheller; and fifteen great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Beth Pultz of Minneapolis, Minnesota; brothers-in-law, Ernie (Pearl) Sibbald of Munson, George (Jean) Sibbald of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Letty Sibbald of Drumheller, Helen McDonald of Calgary, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Bruce and Mary Walrod. Winona was born April 21, 1920 in her Munson home and lived there her whole life until retiring to Drumheller in 1994. Her passion was music and she gave piano lessons to hundreds of children, including her own. Many of these children she helped to prepare for the Drumheller Music Festival, which played a big role in her life from its inception. She performed in the first festival and later she helped organize festivals. Her other passion was Munson. As well as playing the organ in the Munson United Church for nearly sixty years, she loved to be involved in everything that went on in the town. Her interest in writing and preserving history made her a great contributor to the Munson History book. Winona loved her flowers and took great pride in maintaining the churchyard and Tarr Park. Memorial Services were held at the Knox United Church on Monday, November 26, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. with Reverend Blair Kirkby officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation (P.O. Box 4500, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y0) or to a charity of ones choice. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Kayens -- Elizabeth "Betty," It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Betty passed away peacefully on March 9, 2001 at Dickinsfield Extended Care in Edmonton. She was born June 4, 1914 in Bellevue, Alberta. She spent most of her youth and adult life in Rosedale, in the Drumheller Valley where she married Andrew "Kye" Kayens.In 1974 after the death of her husband, Betty moved to Breton, Alberta to be closer to her daughter Judy Meade and her family. In 1997 in failing health she moved to St Albert to be closer to her daughter Gwen Donald and her family. She leaves to mourn her passing, her daughter Gwen (George) Donald of St. Albert; daughter Judy Meade of Breton; and sister Doris Davies of Calgary; also granddaughters, Heather (Greg) Lindgren, Janine (Garth) Jesperson, Michelle (Brent) Bodnarchuk; grandsons, Kelly Meade, Breton and Glen (Cindy) Meade of Calgary; six loves of her life, great grandchildren, Jordan & Riley Lindgren, Paige Jesperson and Danika, Katia and Tate Bodnarchuk. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff at Dickinsfield for the care and devotion shown to Betty in the last six months, also a heartfelt thank you to Dr. F. Fairfield for his attentive care while she lived in St. Albert. A Memorial Service was held at St. Albert United Church (20 Green Grove Drive) on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. with Reverend Scott Agur officiating. Friends who so wish may make memorial donations directly to the Charity of one's choice. St. Albert Funeral Home Connelly-McKinley Ltd. (780) 458-2222. To send condolences -- www.connellymckinley.com
Liptak -- Mary Liptak, beloved mother of Mary (Norris); John and Sophia, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2001 at the Drumheller Hospital. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Brent, Karen, Christopher of Drumheller, Gerald, Dean, Danny and Tom of Calgary and numerous nieces and nephews in Hungary. Mary was born in Hungary February 28, 1909 and emigrated to Canada in January 1933 to be with her husband John. She was predeceased by her husband in April, 1985 and Son-in-law Robert Aagaard in January, 1993.Memorial Services will be held Thursday, April 5, 2001 at 11 -- 00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be directed to the Palliative Care Unit of the Drumheller Hospital, Box 4500, Drumheller, AB. TOJ OYO. Special thanks to Dr. Liz and nursing staff.
Loeppky -- Vera Pearl, Vera passed away peacefully on March 27, 2001 in Red Deer, Alberta. She is survived by her four children, Violet (Reuben) Wirch of Carstairs, Darlene Wallz of Calgary, Neil (Phyllis) Johnson of Red Deer, Joyce (Ron) Milgate of Wildwood; stepchildren, Reg & Tish, Ken & Joan and their families. Three sisters, Florence Gillis, Violet Elson and Laura Kelly also survive Vera as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Vera was predeceased by her husband Art Loeppky in 1987 and by her first husband and our father, Albert (Abe) Johnson in 1970. Her son Stanley Albert Johnson in 1974 and her four brothers, Johnny, Wes, Bill and Tom Winn also predeceased Vera. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.
Miglierina -- It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother Dinora Miglierina at the Chinook Care Center on April 1, 2001 at the age of 88 years. Dinora was born in Hosmer, BC, June 10, 1912 and was raised in Fernie, BC. Her marriage to Enrico Miglierina brought her to Drumheller where she resided until 1964 when she moved to Calgary to run a small restaurant for her son and son-in-law. She had been a very active member of the Catholic Women's League serving as president for the Drumheller Council (1960 - 1962) and St. Cecilia's Council (1966 - 1967). Last year Dinora was presented with a scroll acknowledging her 70 year membership. Dinora's leisure activities included bowling, ceramics and playing cards. She was a talented handcrafter of needlework, crochet and knitting. She will be remembered for her great sense of humor and quick wit. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Dorina and Harry Stech; her son and daughter-in-law Mario and Lynne Miglierina; her grandchildren Brenda Stech, Michele (Daryel) Gough, Richard (Barb) Stech, Paul, Brent and Ryan Miglierina. She is also survived by her great grandchildren Madison and Alexa Gough and Harrison Stech and by her sister and brother-in-law Lisa and Mario Pagnan of Trail, BC (where Dinora spent her summers visiting). She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Dinora was predeceased by her husband Enrico in 1961; her son Louie (age 4) in 1937; her mother Ermellina; her father Massimo and her brother Louie. The family wishes to extend our thanks and appreciation to all of the staff at Chinook Care Center for the excellent care and compassion shown for Dinora.Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McInnis & Holloway's Park Memorial Chapel, (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Thursday, April 5, 2001 at 7 -- 00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church (321 - 90 Avenue S.E.) on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 10 -- 30 a.m. with The Rev. Ludwig Hens SAC Celebrant. Cremation to follow mass, interment to take place in Drumheller at a later date. To e-mail expressions of sympathy -- firstname.lastname@example.org Subject Heading Dinora Miglierina. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6. Telephone -- (403) 264-5549.In living memory of Dinora Miglierina, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Telephone (403) 243-8200.
Samuel -- Thomas William Gwyn Samuel passed away on April 1, 2001 at the age of 73. He is survived by his loving wife Marie; his children, Bill (Laurie), Jack (Sam), Catherine (Greg Morton) and Dave; his grandchildren, Julie (Ron), Jason, Jesse Myles, Jesse Brian, Melissa, Rob MacKinnon, Samuel Morton, Justin; his brother Jack (Anne); numerous extended family members in Canada and the U.K. Tom was predeceased by a son Brinley and his parents William and Catherine. He was born at Llanharan, South Wales on March 5, 1928 and came to Canada with his family 11 months later. Tom left school at 15 years of age to supplement the family income. He first worked in the coal mines near Drumheller. Tom enjoyed variety in his work life. He worked as a trainman and fireman on the railroads, as a lumber jack, and as a painting contractor. Tom was a chef for many years during which time he and Marie owned and operated the Tastee Delite in Drumheller. Tom was a correctional officer with Corrections Canada until his retirement. Tom was an active Shriner for many years and also a member of the Drumheller Branch of the Masonic Lodge. He was honoured to hold the position of District Deputy Grand Master for the Dinosaur District during the 1999/2000 year. He spent many hours working at renovation and restoration projects of his own and for his family. Tom enjoyed his trips to visit relatives in Wales and traveling to see his grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to join in a farewell for Tom's final journey to be held at the Anglican Church of St. Magloire's on Thursday, March 5, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. with The Reverend Florence McDonald officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of the donor's choice. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
Bantle -- Mary Bantle (nee McCann), born May 8, 1924, passed away peacefully in Drumheller April 12, 2001 after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Mary was the second eldest of 17 siblings raised in Westport, Ontario. In September of 1944, Mary met the love of her life Tony, while he was stationed in Kingston. They married January 30, 1945 and enjoyed 56 years of marital bliss. Shortly after Tony's discharge from World War II in 1946, they moved to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan where they resided until 1967 when Tony was transferred to Drumheller where he continued being employed as the Vocational Automotive Instructor with the Penitentiary. While in Drumheller, Mary was an active member of the CWL, Beta Sigma Phi and IODE. Her family meant everything to her and the love, compassion and understanding she displayed was insurmountable. Mary was predeceased by her Father Ford McCann in 1947; her Mother Ida in 1998; their son Phil in 1971; and eight brothers and sisters. Mary is lovingly survived by her soul mate Tony and her two daughters Debbie and husband Jack, along with Sharon and Husband Keith. She will be forever missed by her grandchildren, Connie (husband Kevin), Denise, Chris, Brent, Jason, Justine and one great granddaughter. Also mourning her loss are her remaining brothers and sisters; in-laws; nieces; nephews and numerous friends. Funeral Services were held at St. Anthony's Church on Monday, April 16, 2001. Arrangements were handled by Courtney-Winters Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made on Mary's behalf to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Cable -- Mr. Robert (Bob) Edgar Cable of Drumheller passed away in Drumheller on April 15, 2001 at the age of 91 years. Bob was born on October 18, 1909 at Hayter, Alberta on the family homestead, to Arthur & Ethel Cable. Bob received his schooling at the Goodlands Country School and the Stainsly School. After finishing Grade 9, Bob worked on numerous farms and ranches, and eventually purchased his own land and farmed and ranched in the Dorothy/Hussar area for many years. On February 24, 1941 Bob married Pearl Strand. They enjoyed 46 years of marriage. They retired to Drumheller in the early 70's. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Arthur Cable, 1958; Ethel Cable, 1975; his wife Pearl in 1987; brothers, James, George & Helen, Bruce, Albert & Pat; brothers-in-law, George Thomson, Charles Hogaboam. Bob leaves to cherish his memory, brother, Gordon and Ida of Calgary; sisters, Grace Thomson of Stettler, Joy Hogaboam of Red Deer, Irene & Les Christensen of Calgary; sisters-in-law, Barbara Cable of Drayton Valley, Irene Cable of Edmonton; Pearl's daughter, Doreen Moffatt of Armstrong, B.C.; and her two children and their families; numerous nieces and nephews. Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, April 20, 2001 at 2 -- 30 p.m. from Courtney-Winter's Chapel In The Valley with the Reverend Florence McDonald officiating. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Miller and to all the caring staff at the J. Cramer Auxiliary Hospital. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in memory of Bob to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation (J. Cramer Auxiliary), Box 4500, Drumheller, AB. TOJ OYO. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel is in care of the arrangements.
Cameron -- Katherine (Katie) (Befus) -- Katherine passed away peacefully at the J. Cramer Auxiliary Hospital, Drumheller, Alberta on April 12, 2001. Mom fought a long, courageous and dignified battle with cancer. Mom was born in Saratov, Russia on November 9, 1911 and shortly thereafter emigrated to Canada with her parents. Mom took her elementary schooling in Leader, Saskatchewan. The family moved to Calgary and then to Cochrane and finally she and her family moved to the Befus farm at Scollard, Alberta. Mom took an active part in the hard work of farming and always enjoyed telling of the various hard times and good times she remembered on that farm. In 1938 Mom sought employment with the Raskin family in Rumsey and it was there that she met Ralph Cameron to whom she was married for 61 years. Dad predeceased Mom in March 2000. Mom leaves to mourn her passing, one daughter, Elaine (Phil Bryant), and her children Duane and Gwen (Alan Hampton); and one son Garry (Annelies) and their children, Scott, Letitia and Garrett. She also leaves behind great grandchildren, Landelle, Evan and Levi Hampton. Mom will be sorely missed by her loving sisters, Pauline Schultheiss, Bonnyville, Alberta, Frieda Potter, Red Deer, Alberta; and one brother Henry Befus, Calgary, Alberta. Mom was also predeceased by an infant daughter; her parents, Peter and Katherine; brother, Peter and sister Lydia Watts. Mom also leaves to mourn her passing a very special brother-in-law, Hugh Watts; as well as many nieces and nephews, all of whom were special to her. Mom is also survived by numerous extended family. We would also like to acknowledge very special friends, Ben and Margaret Harty for the prayers, visits, phone calls and genuine love for Mom and Dad. Mom enjoyed her life on the farm, but most especially enjoyed her retirement years in Stettler. She loved to bowl, and has many pins to attest to her expertise. Mom especially enjoyed her friends and staff in Heart Haven Lodge and we, the family are forever grateful to all of you who made her and Dad's stay so memorable. Mom loved to cook and was never happier than when family would gather around her dinner table to enjoy her wonderful carrot pie and ice cream. Mom loved to play crib and after every one of her wonderful meals it was tradition to play crib. Mom suffered hearing loss the better part of her life, but she mastered the art of lip reading so well, that until she lost her sight in the past year we were all totally unaware that she had probably seldom heard our voices. Mom bore her hearing loss, cancer and terrible pain with dignity that only true faith in God could possibly bring about. Our prayer for you Mom is that you will forever hear the voices around you, see the angels surround you. May your days of pain be forgotten, and your worries behind you. We will all miss you, but we all know that you and Dad will watch over us all and keep us safe. We would like to acknowledge the wonderful care given to Mom in Stettler and here in Drumheller. Your kindness, thoughtfulness and extra efforts that made Mom's stay so very comfortable is gratefully appreciated. At Mom's request there will be no funeral services. In lieu of flowers donations to the J. Cramer Auxiliary Hospital, Box 4500, Drumheller, AB. TOJ OYO would be gratefully accepted.
Cranston -- Ashley Lynne Cranston, baby daughter of Lisa Hadley and Mike Cranston, passed away suddenly on April 10, 2001 at Brandon Regional Health Centre. She was almost 10 months old. Ashley will always be remembered and loved by all her family, Mom; Dad; Grandpa Hadley; Aunty Sarah; Uncle Josh; Nana (Kathy Hadley); Great Grandma and Great Grandpa Hadley; Grandpa G and Grandma Barb Cranston; Uncle Craig; Aunty Leigh; Uncle Paul; Aunty Shannon; Cousin Britney; as well as several other family members, extended family and friends. Ashley Lynne Cranston was brought into our lives on June 13, 2000 in Drumheller, Alberta. How little we knew how fast our lives would change. She brought us an instant joy, a joy that will never leave us. She gave us love we never could have imagined. Ashley showed us that even the most simple things in life were to be appreciated. With her great big eyes, and even bigger smile, she stole everyone's heart. Even at a young age she was very curious about everything around her. We often wondered what she was thinking about. Although she left us sooner than we would have liked, we are comforted to know that Ashley is in a place so holy and pure; we can only imagine what it must be like. We now know we have an angel in heaven looking down on us. We cannot wait until the day we are reunited with her. Until that day, Ashley will be remembered, missed and loved. We love you Ashley!
Etter -- Mr. Melford (Art) Etter, beloved husband of Mrs. Lucille Etter of Drumheller, passed away peacefully at home on April 7, 2001, at the age of 84 years. Besides his loving wife, Art is survived by his children, Wendy (Ed) Donald, Bill (Gwen) Etter, Terry and David; and brother Melvin Etter.Memorial Services were held at Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel in Drumheller, Alberta on Thursday, April 12, 2001 with Rev. Blair Kirkby officiating. To e-mail expressions of sympathy -- condolences@mcinnisand holloway.com. Subject Heading -- Art Etter.The family wishes to thank Dr. Nahornick, paramedics and helpful staff at McInnis & Holloway and Courtney-Winter's. A special thanks to the Legion for Last Post and lunch, and to Rev. Blair Kirkby. In living memory of Art Etter, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, "Chapel Of The Bells", 2720 Centre Street North, Telephone (403) 276-2296.
Foster -- Mrs. Myrna Loy Foster passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 15, 2001 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 64 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband J.E. (Jim) Foster of Vernon, B.C.; one son and daughter-in-law, Russel & Becky Foster of Calgary, Alberta; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susette & Neil Needham of Langley, B.C. and Tracy & Jim Finnerty of Richmond, B.C.; five grandchildren, Christopher, Scott, Megan, Kale and Brittany; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Estella & Harold Stelter of Vernon, B.C., Dolores Schell of Calgary, Alberta and Sylvia & Ray Cannings of Carbon, Alberta; one sister-in-law, Evonne Barnes of Carbon, Alberta and several nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 1 -- 30 p.m. with Reverend Dan Head officiating. Cremation. A Reception will follow in the Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Myrna Foster to the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation, #202 3402 27 Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1. Funeral arrangements have been made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd., 5605 - 27 Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (1-250-542-1187).
Kenworthy -- Mary Eleanor (nee Chapman) Kenworthy, passed away at her home in Drumheller on Saturday, April 7, 2001 at the age of 83. She was born March 9, 1918 in Benito, Manitoba to Rev. and Mrs. Fred Chapman. Mary lived in several communities in Manitoba before her family moved to Carmangay, Alberta in 1926. Her father ministered in Rumsey, Craigmyle and Rockyford during the late 1920Ős and early 1930Ős. She married Francis in 1938 and lived with him on two farms in the Rockyford area for the next four decades. They moved to Strathmore in 1986 and Mary moved to Drumheller in 1998. Mary was predeceased by Francis in 1994 and her brother Eric in 1967. She is survived by her sister Margery Chapman and brother Bill (Laura) Chapman of Calgary; her children, Jim (Gail) of Innisfail, Marian Petkau of Drumheller, David (Kelly) of Red Deer, Ron (Paddy) of Drumheller, Roy of Rockyford; 19 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Mary was an artist and poet and enjoyed being an amateur naturalist. A Memorial Service will be held at the Rockyford United Church at 2 -- 00 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2001. A reception will follow at the Rockyford Community Centre. Her family will lay Mary to rest next to her beloved Francis. Donations in honor of Mary's memory may be made to S.T.A.R.S. 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 or to the charity of the donor's choice. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.
Carson -- George Arthur Carson recently of Hanna and formerly of Delia was born October 28, 1923 in Calgary, passed away April 21, 2001 in the Foothills Hospital, Calgary. He was predeceased by his wife Helen (Sverdahl) in 1981; his parents, Art in 1972 and Idillia in 1984. He is survived by his loving family, daughter Pat (Art) Hoover of Delia, son Doug (Clare) of Handhills, daughter Karen (Randy) Pfaff of Hanna; grandchildren, Marcus, Stephanie and Melissa; Danny, Rachel and Angela; Kara, Tenielle and Randa; sister, Audrey (Ammon) Ackroyd of Edmonton; nephews, Carson (Eve-Lynn) Ackroyd of Calgary, Jim (Danilynn) Ackroyd and their children Kasey and Devon of Edmonton. George was raised north of Delia on the land his parents homesteaded. Horses were always a big part of his life and he was an excellent horseman. George told of the time that at age 14, he was entrusted with the job of him and a hired man trailing 100 horses to Trochu across country and the river. George attended the local country school at Majestic and technical school in Vancouver. He loved music, was a good singer and played the guitar and trumpet. In the forties he played trumpet with an orchestra at area dances. He and Helen were married in 1943 and took over the farm where they raised grain, cattle, horses, pigs, chickens and three kids. George helped coach Little League baseball and assisted as a 4-H Beef Club leader. Yearly cattle drives to and from the summer pasture in the Handhills were a family and often a community affair. Camping in the Handhills and branding parties were a chance for family and friends to gather and generally have fun. He joined the Calgary Highlanders Militia for many years and enjoyed "donning the kilt". For many years he played the trumpet at the Remembrance Day services. George was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge and The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #61. He was a proud man and loved his family, a generous neighbour and friend. In turn he was grateful for good friends and neighbours and family. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in memory of George to STARS 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 or a charity of the donor's choice. Service to be held at the Delia Community center on Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jarvis Officiating. Personal Alternative Funeral Services in care of arrangements.
Doner -- Ethel Doner was welcomed into the arms of her Lord on April 18, 2001 at the age of 82 years. Winnifred Ethel Doner was the youngest of nine children born to Laura and Reuben Doner. She was born on March 21, 1919 at Kindersley, Saskatchewan. Her mother passed away when Ethel was 12 years of age. Ethel followed her sisters to Prairie Bible Institute and was graduated in 1941. After graduation she applied to Unevangelized Fields Mission for work in South America. Since it was war time, she was asked by the Mission to go to Haiti instead. The Mission (now known as UFM International) had just begun work in Haiti. She arrived in Haiti in 1944. The first works of UFM on the northern coast of Haiti were a clinic and an orphanage. The home for needy children and a home for the missionaries were built across the road from the clinic. They were built on property obtained from one of the believers. Buildings were made Haiti style and covered with thatched roofing. These buildings did not last long before repairs had to be made. Much later all buildings were made of cement block with ceilings and galvanized roofing. Ethel gained a good grasp of the Creole language and did a lot to reach the needy in the area. On her visits, Ethel never went empty handed, she always took with her some bread, ginger cakes or candy for those she met or visited. In her pocket would be some gourds (worth 20 cents in those days) to hand out when she saw a need. Ethel worked in the Girls' Home with Margery Arnott and later with Irene Kvigstad. When necessary, Ethel worked at the Boys' Home as well to fill in for Stan and Gladys Hanson when they had to go on furlough. Very few people could read or write in the early days of the work. Ethel, along with other missionaries, started a school for children and some adults benefited as well. A Bible School was also started. Eventually the Bible School was moved to Port-au-Prince. It is now a Seminary with mostly Haitian leadership. As time went on the school came under Haitian leadership. At first there were classes for elementary grades. Soon High School classes were added. Many of the girls and boys from both Homes got a High School education. The medical work grew over time and soon a school for nurses was started. Many of the girls finished High School and some took training at the hospital that now had 50 beds available for treating the sick. Training for Lab Technicians was offered and a few of the girls took this training. A Bible course was offered at the Bible School which some of the girls took. Thus today, many of the girls who went through the Girls' Home are Nurses, Lab Technicians, Pastors wives, Sunday School and Youth Workers. This is partly due to Ethel's ministry. In 1980, after Irene had worked with Ethel for 28 years, she left to take up work at Verrettes. A Haitian couple had been found to help Ethel at the Home. More and more it was becoming more evident that running of the Girls' Home was not as needful as in the early days. More church schools were offering elementary and even High School education . The UEBH (the Haitian Church organization under which UFM missionaries worked) was instrumental in closing the Girls' and Boys' Homes in the late 1980s. Close to the end of Ethel's ministry in Haiti, she was recognized by Compassion, a charitable organization that provides schooling and food for school canteens throughout Haiti, for her sacrificial work in Haiti. The celebration took place in Drumheller during her last year-long furlough. She returned to Haiti to wrap things up and bid farewell to the missionaries and her Haitian friends who had come to love her dearly. Ethel came home to retire in 1987 after spending 43 years in Haiti. She came to live with her brother Ross in Drumheller. Her older sister Elmina had already come to live with Ross. Later, their sister Verna Havens joined them. In later years it fell to Ethel's lot to care for her sisters until the Lord took them Home. Their brother Leonard now lives there too. In September, Ethel had an operation to remove a tumor from an ovary. It was malignant and Ethel took chemo-therapy three times. When it was evident that nothing had been accomplished, Ethel terminated treatment. On March 23, Ethel was admitted to the Drumheller Hospital, two days after her 82nd birthday. She entered her Eternal Home on April 18, 2001.Ethel was predeceased by her mother, Laura, in 1931; her father Reuben in 1950; her sister Myrtle in 1906; her sister Bertha in 1940; her sister Louise in 1992; her sister, Elmina in 1997; her sister Verna in 1998; and her brother John in 1998.She leaves to mourn her loss, her brothers Ross and Leonard Doner of Drumheller; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. We will miss her dearly. She also leaves to mourn her loss the many young people who still regard her as their mother, as well as a host of fellow missionaries with whom she served in Haiti. A memorial service was held for Ethel on Saturday, April 21, 2001 at the Drumheller Alliance Church. As requested by Ethel, her body was donated to the University of Alberta for medical education. Donations may be made to -- The Anatomical Gifts Fund, 5-01 Medical Sciences Building, Division of Anatomy, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2H7 or to her mission at -- UFM International 1020 Matheson Blvd, East, Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 4J9.
De Repentigny -- Dorothy passed away peacefully after a sudden stroke at Foothills Hospital on Saturday, June 1, 2002, at the age of 73 years. Her only brother Billy and her daughter Jo-Ann were by her side when the Lord called her home. She was born September 15, 1928 in Drumheller. She grew up in Nacmine, where her kind heart made her bring home many stray cats and dogs. Left to celebrate her life are her only child Jo-Ann de Repentigny (Denis Couturier), her mother Marcella Kirchgessner, brother Billy (Lorraine) Brooks, niece Dawn (Tony) Scott and great niece Delaine, cousin Ross Ferby, all of Calgary and sister-in-law Mildred Renville of Vancouver, many nieces and nephews and very good friend Allen Hopper. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Joseph of 32 years in 1986 and father William Brooks in 1970. Dorothy moved to Calgary in the early 1950Ős where she graduated from Garbuts Business College. While working in Exshaw, she met her future husband Joseph and they were married in 1954. During her career she worked for Irwin Drugs, Woods Fireplaces, The Dairy and later Woodwards in the toy and hardware departments for 12 years. She lived in Kingsland for the last 38 years. She took great pride in her family, home and garden. Dorothy was a devoted wife to Joseph and this was evident during his lengthy illness, where she provided great care and gave him quality of life. She was a devoted daughter to her best friend and constant companion, her mother Marcella. They lived together for the past 4 years where Dorothy provided a warm and loving atmosphere for her mother. They were dubbed 'The Dynamic Duo'. Dorothy was a loving mother to daughter Jo-Ann, who was actively involved in her life with son-in-law Denis. For a brief time Dorothy enjoyed being a member of the Skrastins Hiking Club. She was an avid stamp collector and biography reader. Because of her great generosity, Dorothy will be much missed by her family and friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McInnis & Holloway's Park Memorial Chapel 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. on Friday, June 7, 2002 from 7 -- 00 - 9 -- 00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's Park Memorial Chapel. 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. on Saturday June 8, 2002 at 10 -- 00 a.m. with the Rev. Gregory Coupal of St. GerardŐs Catholic Church presiding. To e-mail expression of sympathy -- email@example.com Subject heading -- Dorothy de Repentigny. Thank you to all the doctors and nurses of the ER at Rockyview and Foothills hospital, Unit 112 and ICU and Dr. J. Wong and Dr. W. Morrish. A special thank you to Dr. Patrick Wong and Dr. Brager for their ongoing medical care. In living memory of Dorothy de Repentgny, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes 'Park Memorial Chapel' 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, Telephone (403) 243-8200.
Ellis -- Darrell Wayne Ellis passed away in the Red Deer Hospital on May 30, 2002 at the age of 51. Funeral services were held in Red Deer. The family would like to express their gratitude to all the staff at the Drumheller hospital, and the Drumheller Ambulance service for the special care given to Darrell in the past.
Mortimer -- It is with sadness, love and cherished memories that the family of Pauline Mortimer announces that she passed away peacefully May 31, 2002 at the age of 87 at the Continuing Care residence in Drumheller. Pauline will be greatly missed by her loved ones. Although we lost her day by day over the past 4 years, the final loss still hurts. Pauline was born on December 9, 1914 in Turtle Lake, North Dakota. She immigrated to the Carbon area with her parents, brothers and sisters in 1923. She married Andrew Mortimer on December 3, 1937 and farmed in the Carbon area until 1975 when they sold their farm and retired to Carbon. She always enjoyed knitting slippers, cooking, playing cards, and having coffee with friends. In 1997 Pauline moved to the Sunshine Lodge in Drumheller, and in 1998 she moved into the Continuing Care facility. Her family, including daughter Gerri (Fred) Shadlock of Rosedale and their children - Donna (Gord) Thom of Brooks; Barb (Michael) Donovan of Oyen; Sandra (Gerald) Martynes of Drumheller; son Larry (Gail) Mortimer of Crossfield and their children - Kurtis Mortimer and Kari Mortimer of Calgary; four great grandchildren - Stacey and Deana Thom and Abbigayle and Harrison Martynes; two sisters Freda Klassen of Richmond, BC and Adeline (Eddie) Martin of Miller, South Dakota, and many nieces and nephews have had the privilege of having this special lady in their lives. She was predeceased by her loving husband Andrew on November 2, 1988 and her grandson Gene Shadlock on September 28, 1969; her parents; four brothers and four sisters. 'A loving mother, A grandmother kind With beautiful memories left behind, Her cheerful smile and loving face, No one can ever take her place.' Funeral services were held on June 4th, 2002 at the Carbon Community Hall with Rev. Harold Black and Rev. Blair Kirkby officiating. Private family interment followed at the Carbon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations my be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association at Ste. 1010 Royal Bank Bldg., 10117 Jasper Ave. NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 1W8 or the Continuing Care Residence at the Drumheller Hospital at Box 4500, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel were entrusted with arrangements.