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ALBERTA - Drumheller - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 6

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Nelson -- Margaret Elizabeth Nelson (nee Macfarlane) passed away peacefully on June 2, 2002 at the age of 87 years at the St. Mary's Continuing Care Centre in Trochu. Margaret was born on November 30, 1914 on the family homestead north of Rowley. Throughout her life, she was an active member of her community and enjoyed some time as a member of the Big Valley Royal Purple. Margaret enjoyed curling, cooking, attending church and was a master of various handicrafts. Margaret and Bud were snowbirds; they wintered in Arizona, which they cherished. Margaret's greatest love was her husband and the love she had for her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends. Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her husband and friend of 63 years, Bud Nelson, 4 children, Anna (Rick) Sharpe of Drumheller, Ed (Pat) Nelson of Langley, B.C., Greg (Chris) Nelson of Prince George, B.C., Marg (Don) Kober of Trochu, 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, one sister; Olive Aune and numerous other relatives. Margaret was predeceased by her mother Jenny in 1939, father Mac in 1934 and brother Jack in 1970. Funeral Services for Margaret will be held Thursday, June 6, 2002 at 2 -- 00 p.m. at the Trochu Baptist Church. Anyone wishing to make donations in Margaret's memory may do so to St. Mary's Continuing Care Centre or the charity of one's choice. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel are in care of arrangements.

Lane -- Margaret Lane passed away peacefully on June 10, 2002 in Kelowna General Hospital. She is survived by her loving family, three sons and one daughter, Dixon (Linda) of Winfield, James of Australia, Lorrie of Drumheller, Wendy (Trevor) McDowell of Picture Butte, AB; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral Services will be held at 10 -- 30 a.m., Friday, June 21, 2002 from the Chapel of Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road, Kelowna. Internment to follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully accepted to the charity of choice. Funeral arrangements by Valleyview Funeral Home (250) 765-3147.

Campbell -- A memorial service was held in Winnipeg, June 12, 2002 at the Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, to celebrate the life of Mary Campbell. Mary passed away suddenly in Mexico, December 8, 2001. She is survived by her daughter Susan (John) Campbell, Lake Chapala, Mexico, and her son Duncan (Lara Heller), Vancouver, B.C., her granddaughter Jill Campbell, Edmonton, her brothers Donald (Helen) McKenzie and John (Noreen) McKenzie, Drumheller, four nieces, two nephews and numerous friends. Mary was predeceased by her husband Stuart and her grandson Tom Campbell. Till we meet again "Somewhere over the Rainbow."

Galbraith -- Elizabeth Ruth (Russell) Galbraith born March 4 1913, passed away peacefully June 25 2002 at the Hanna Nursing Home. Elizabeth is survived by three sons; David (Deirdre) of Hanna, Duncan (Barbara) of Pincher Creek, Peter (Thea) of Calgary; one daughter Beth of Morrin; daughter in law Donna of Calgary; 32 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Mom was predeceased by her husband Bob in October 1963; son Robert in January 1996; daughter in law Carol (Robert's wife) in August 1994; and son Bill in January 1991. Mom was born in beaver Mines Alberta and spent most of her early life in the region around Beaver Mines and Blairmore where her father worked in the coal mines. It was coal mining that brought Mom to Drumheller where she met Robert Russell. They were married in January 1937 and worked the Russell homestead farm for many years until Robert Senior passed away in October, 1963. Mom then moved to Calgary and continued raising her family. She came back to Drumheller and then on to Southern Alberta where she married Bruce Galbraith in Raymond, Alberta. After Bruce passed away in January 1990, Mom moved back to Drumheller and then on to Hanna in 1997 where she was living at the time of her passing. We as a family appreciated very much the care that Mom received while she was a resident at the Hanna Nursing Home. We know that Mom was grateful for the kindness extended her there. Mom always made visitors feel welcome where ever she lived. She loved nature, music, and good conversation. She taught piano and was always active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints doing volunteer work and helping to teach young people. Mom leaves a legacy of hard work, diligence, honor and above all a good sense of humor. Funeral services were held at the Drumheller Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Saturday, June 29, 2002. Branch president Robert Fisher presided at the funeral as family members presented tributes to this valiant lady. Courtney's Funeral Services were entrusted with arrangements.

Noy -- WILHELMINA (MINNIE) NOY 1901-2002 Passed away peacefully in Strathmore on July 1, 2002. She will be greatly missed by her children and grandchildren -- MARY Kettenbach, Mary Ann (Arthur), Will, Fred, Mark (Ardis), Amy (Ralph), Ed (Joanne), Ray (Nancy); HELEN Wiltzen (Aaron), Jean (Chris), Peter (Christine), Arnold; JEAN Cammaert (John), Pat (Diane), Jim (Audrey), Laurie (Dave), Lynn (Robb); ANN Ashton (John), Jane (Kevin), Anna (Wade), Tim (Sharon), Claire (Gray), Carla; BILL Noy (Vivian), Darryl (Sue), Bev, Janet, Shelley (Paul); and also 36 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandsons. She was born in Holland, married Alphonse in 1924, then farmed in Minnesota until moving to the Rosebud farm in 1927, where Minnie was an able partner. There they raised their family and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She thoroughly enjoyed friends and neighbours in Rosebud until 1991, when she moved to Rock Springs Manor in Rockyford. Here she had many happy days, visiting, playing cards and continuing her energetic walks. Three years ago (tired of cooking at 98!) she moved to Wheatland Lodge in Strathmore and made many new friends. Here she passed away peacefully at 102.. Her husband, Alphonse Noy predeceased her in 1985, a daughter Blanche in 1935, sons-in-law John Ferri in 1967, Frank Kettenbach in 1994 and grandson Matthew Ashton in 1985. Prayer service Thursday, July 4, 2002 at St. Ritas Catholic Church, Rockyford at 7 -- 30 p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday, July 5, 2002 at St. Ritas Church at 10 -- 30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Parkinsons Society of Southern Alberta (480D - 36 Ave. SE, Calgary, T2G 1W4) or the MS Society, Calgary Chapter (Suite 238, 2116 - 27 Ave. NE, Calgary, T2E 7A6. WHEATLAND FUNERAL HOME LTD. (Strathmore) in care of arrangements. 934-5666.

Semaka -- Shirley Semaka passed away on June 21, 2002 at Drumheller Continuing Care. Shirley is survived by her husband Alex Semaka, her brother Jack (Lee) Findlay, and children Rick (Sheila) Brock, Elaine (Fred) Ewing, Frank (Shirley) Semaka, Marian (Ed) Hildebrand and Margaret (Paul) Skydt. Grandma is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, with more anticipated. Shirley was born on August 20, 1918 in Drinkwater, Saskatchewan, the oldest of five children and only daughter to Ralph and Gladys Findlay. Her teaching career started at the age of 19 in Maple Creek and she taught many years in Calgary and Drumheller. During her retirement she was an active member of the community and loved to socialize. Shirley was a cherished member of our family and will be dearly missed. Memorial services were held Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 2 -- 00 P.M. at Knox United Church in Drumheller, Alberta with the Reverend Blair Kirkby presiding. In Shirley's memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society Alberta (220, 2323 – 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6Z3) or to Drumheller Continuing Care (Box 4500, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y0). The family is very appreciative of the wonderful care given to Shirley by the Continuing Care staff. Honoured to serve the family, COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL. 403-823-2666.

Lemal -- It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, brother, dad, uncle, cousin and nephew, Dale Lemal of Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 52 years. Dale was born in Drumheller, June 6, 1950 and passed away June 9, 2002 in Edmonton. He leaves to mourn his passing; his loving wife Oyrica, Edmonton, Alberta, his parents, Henry and Agnes Lemal of Drumheller, Alberta, his three children, Craig (Leslie) Lemal of Black Diamond, Alberta, Earl Lemal of Calgary, Alberta, Renee (Darren) of Port Latour, Nova Scotia, 2 granddaughters, Edmonton, Alberta, 1 grandson, Nova Scotia and 1 granddaughter of Nanimo, British Columbia. Also in his passing, he leaves to mourn; brothers, Al (Jacquie) Lemal and family of Munson, Alberta, and Doug Lemal and family of Chetwynd, British Columbia, Sisters, Wendy (Brian) Richardson and family, Munson, Alberta, Corinne (Bob) Pugh and family, Rosedale, Alberta, Bev (Willie) Edwards of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Tracey (Brian) Robinson and family of Drumheller. Dale also leaves to mourn numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Alberta and the United States, too many to mention. Dale was predeceased by both sets of grandparents, Alphonse and Eugene Lemal and James and Ruth Ryning, plus uncles, aunts, 1 nephew and 1 niece. Dale grew up and took his schooling in Drumheller. He lived in numerous places but settled in Edmonton, where he met and married his loving wife, Oyrica. Dale, this is for you.... It is hard to let you go Dale, you are too young to go away, but I guess God has other plans for you. They say only the good die young, so I guess you are one of the good ones. We love and miss you forever. Until we meet again, Dale, watch over us. Love from Mom, Dad, Wendy, Corinne, Doug, Al, Bev, Tracey and families. Service held at Drumheller Legion at 2 -- 30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002.

Neville -- On May 28, 2002, Miss Mavis Bridget Neville of Edmonton passed away at the age of 82 years old. She is survived by three sisters and one brother, Phylis Simpson of Innisfail, Alberta; sister Marguerite Neville, Ursuline; sisters of Chatham, Regina, SK, Bernadette (Bob) Gardiner of Wichita, Kansas and Jim (Bernice) Neville of Calgary, Alberta. As well as numerous nieces and nephews. Her sister Rita Neville predeceased her in May of 2000. A memorial Mass will be celebrated by Reverend Ken West, on Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 1 -- 00 p.m. from St. Thomas More Parish (2611-156 Street SW, Edmonton, Alberta.) A graveside service presided over by Reverend Daniel Stevenot, will take place on June 13, 2002 at 2 -- 00 p.m. at the Drumheller Cemetery. In lieu of floral tributes, donations would be appreciated directly to the Good Samaritan Society, Southgate Center (4225-107 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T6J-2P1)

Todd -- Mr. Frank A. Todd, beloved husband of Christine Todd of Delia, Alberta, much loved and respected grandfather of Zeta (Ayaz) Charania of Edmonton, Alberta and doting great grandfather of Jenna and Aniqa Charania, passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Regional Health Complex on May 30, 2002 at 95 years of age. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Frank was born in 1907 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, living thereafter with his family in Mine Center, Ontario and Oyen, Alberta, and as a young adult in Calgary and Michichi. He moved to Delia in 1935 where he met and courted Christine Peterson. They were married in 1941 and a son, Edmund, was born in 1942. The family moved to Michichi in 1947 as Frank purchased a business with his brother, Ed. In 1957, Frank moved back to Delia where he continued to reside until his passing. He was predeceased by his son, Edmund in 1981, his brother, Ed in 1988 and his sister-in-law, June Todd- Wiebe in 2001. As a teenager, he participated in cattle drives in the Oyen area. Shortly after, in Calgary, he trained to become a cinema projectionist and even did some prize- fighting. He then hired on with the Alberta Pacific Grain Company and was posted first to Michichi in 1932 and then to Delia in 1935. It was around this time Frank developed an interest in power generation and radios and he subsequently became a licensed electrician and radio and TV repairman. Frank moved to Michichi in 1947 and with his brother, Ed purchased the Imperial Oil Agency and Hardware Store. In 1957, he returned to Delia to take over the Imperial Oil Agency. The electrical contracting continued with his 'boys', most notably Jim Smith, Keith Johnson, and later, Don Nelson. And at nights, he would repair TV's, radios and small appliances in his workshop in the basement of his home. Frank served the Delia area faithfully for over sixty years. He will always be fondly remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. Funeral Services were held Monday, June 3, 2002 at 11 -- 00 a.m. at the Delia United Church with Reverend Glenn Jarvis officiating. Graveside service and interment followed at the Delia Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winter Funeral Chapel, Drumheller, Alberta.

Forsch -- Leah Forsch was born on November 13, 1913 in Greenway, South Dakota, to Christian and Christine Bertsch. In 1929 Leah moved with her parents and family to the Carbon area. As a teenager she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and Lord and later followed the Lord's command of baptism. On July 24, 1936 she married Arthur Forsch at Freudental Baptist Church near Carbon. They celebrated 55 years of marriage in 1991. Leah and Art moved off the farm to Drumheller in May 1967. Her church activities, her involvement as an Auxiliary Gideon Member and as a mother, grandmother and homemaker kept her very busy. Leah moved into the Sunshine Lodge Cottage in June 1993 and then when her health failed she moved to the Lodge in August 1997. In January 1999 she was moved to the Auxiliary Hospital for total care. Leah went to be with the Lord at the age of 87 on April 21, 2001.Leah is survived by her daughter Phyllis (Bob) Cook, of Edmonton; and two sons, Wilmer (Selma) of Drumheller and Floyd (Greta) of St. Albert; ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She is also survived by five sisters, Emma Schmidt, Esther Bertsch, Tillie Seibel, Laurene Black, Irene Bertsch; and one brother Emmanuel Bertsch. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur in 1991; brothers, Arthur, Rudy, Eugene and Otto and sisters Ella, Martha and Olga. Leah is also survived by a host of friends and relatives. Interment will be held at the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery at 11 -- 00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2001 with a Memorial Service to follow from the Fellowship Baptist Church of Drumheller at 2 -- 00 p.m. In memory of Leah, donations may be made to the Gideon's. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.

Gardner -- Gregory Dwayne Gardner was born on October 5, 1965 and passed away tragically on April 17, 2001. He leaves to mourn, his mother Velma and stepfather Blaze Dillman of Drumheller; his two daughters Kimberly and Stephanie of Fairview, Alberta; brothers, Kirk (Deb) of Drumheller, Richard (Sheila) Paullus of Drumheller; his sisters Leann of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Corrine of Selkirk Manitoba. Greg is also survived by his grandmother Gertrude Paullus of Drumheller; his uncles Clint Paullus (Marilynn) of Drumheller, Gordon Paullus of Winnipeg, Manitoba; his nieces and nephews, Jennifer, Justin, Tyler, Brittany, Tenille, Chad, Melisa, Megan, Doss and Nadine and his special friend, Beryle Moffatt.Greg was predeceased by his father Joseph (Joe) Gardner; grandfather, Philip Paullus and Tex Jones; grandmother, Jean Gardner and his uncles Douglas and John Gardner. He will be missed dearly by his numerous friends and family and will never be forgotten. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. from Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel with The Reverend Florence McDonald officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Drumheller Cemetery. Donations in memory of Greg may be made to STARS, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 or the charity of the donor's choice. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.

Lenfesty -- Destiny Mae Lenfesty, February 28, 2001 - April 20, 2001.It is with great sadness the family of Destiny Mae announces her passing. Although Destiny was only with us for a brief moment, she touched the lives of all who knew her. She will be remembered always. Destiny struggled valiantly against the severe effects of a rare syndrome. The love of her family and friends sustained her far beyond medical expectations. She was our gift. Left to cherish her memory are her proud and loving Mommy and Daddy Jennifer DeCecco and Cody Lenfesty. She is also survived by her maternal Grandmother Elaine Mundorf; paternal Grandparents, Faye Lenfesty and Alan DeLeeuw; Grandparents Judy and Ken Calhoun; Great Grandparents, Roy and Shirley Mundorf; Great, Great Grandfather Samuel Priestley; Aunty Tanya Mundorf and Aunty Shantelle and Uncle Shane DeLeeuw. Destiny will also be missed by many other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her maternal Grandfather Patrick DeCecco and paternal Great Grandfather Bill Lenfesty. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses from the Foothills NICU, The Pediatric Unit at the Peter Lougheed, ‘N’ cluster at the Children's Hospital as well as the staff from the Ambulance and Staff at the Drumheller Hospital. Our thanks also go out to the many other caring friends and professionals who helped us so much with Destiny's care. Memorial Services will be held at the Courtney Winter's Funeral Chapel, 2nd Ave. & 2nd Street West, Drumheller on Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 4 -- 00 p.m. If friends so desire, Memorial Tributes may be made directly to the Foothills NICU, Unit #31, at the Peter Lougheed or to the Children's Hospital, 1820 Richmond Road S.W. Calgary AB.

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, April 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.

Wade -- Thelma Agnes Wade (Hayes), born February 6, 1931, died in Drumheller, April 03, 2001. She was predeceased by her father, John Patrick in 1942; her mother Lena in 1993; and a brother Edward (Bud) in 1986.She is survived by her loving husband Bernie; four sons, Bruce (Jill), grandsons Kyle and Steven; Doug (Ann), grandchildren, Ryan, Kali and Paula; Phil (Shannon), grandchildren Caitlin, Alana and Devon; Derek (Marie), grandchildren Andrew and Kristy. Thelma is also survived by brothers and sisters, Catherine, Marion, Leonard, Ken, Betty, and their families. Her early school years were spent at Asdee and Byemoor, finishing at Kathryn and lastly Normal School in Calgary where she earned a teaching certificate. She was married July 15, 1951 and resided with Bernie at Byemoor, Scapa and Camrose before settling in Drumheller. Thelma taught school for 17 years prior to the family acquiring Wade's Jewellery in 1976. Thelma was active in many facets of life in Drumheller and thankful for her many friends, particularly Mae Lewis. For more than 20 years Thelma had a very courageous battle with rheumatoid arthritis which hampered her ability to participate in active life. Bernie and Thelma travelled extensively and enjoyed many winter trips until failing health curtailed them. A Service Of Remembrance was held on Saturday, April 7, 2001 at St. Magloire's Anglican Church at 2 -- 00 p.m. with The Rev. Florence McDonald officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Arthritis Society, 200, 1301 8 St. S.W., Calgary, AB. T2R 1B7 gratefully accepted. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

Wilson -- It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of William Hugh Wilson "Bill". Born in Stettler, Alberta on July 27, 1917, Bill passed away peacefully on April 8, 2001 in the Drumheller Hospital. We shall greatly miss a beloved brother to John "Prudence" and Frank Wilson; sister-in-law Cynthia Wilson of Toronto; uncle to Patricia Lopez and family of Toronto, James "Eileen" and family of Toronto, Kathy Wilson and partner Andy of Toronto; and many cousins, nieces, nephews in B.C., Alberta, Ontario, and Mexico. Bill attended school in the Anthill district. When Bill started farming, the land was worked with the use of horses. He always liked having animals around, to the extent that at one time the farm had 29 cats on it. While his brothers were overseas during the Second World War, Bill remained behind to keep the farm running. When John came home he rejoined Bill and Bill Sr. in farming and raising cattle. They continued on together after the death of Bill Sr. until retiring in 1992. Bill's love of the land and farming were his main passions of life. Over the years Bill played a lot of crib and visitors were often challenged to a game, always played with a worn out deck of cards. In the last few years Bill lived with his brother John in Drumheller and for the past two years at the Sunshine Lodge in Drumheller. Bill was predeceased by his father Bill Sr.; mother Kate and his brothers, Harold and Norman. The family wishes to thank Dr. Nahornick, the nursing staff at Drumheller Hospital, the staff at the Sunshine Lodge and Bonnie Notland for all the excellent care and compassion shown to Bill and his family. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. from the Rowley Community Hall with The Reverend Dr. Travis Cannaday officiating. Interment to follow in the Rowley Cemetery. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel are in care of the arrangements.

James -- 1918-2002 Mr. Hubert (Bert) James beloved husband of Mrs. Mona James of Airdrie, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at the age of 84 years. Bert was born on the family farm on March 14, 1918 in Verdant Valley, AB. He met Mona in 1948 and they married in 1949. Together they farmed in the Munson area until the mid 1970’s when they sold the farm, and moved to Drumheller and then to Airdrie in 1993. Bert enjoyed gardening, fishing, boating, hunting and going for long walks. Besides his loving wife, Bert is also survived by four daughters and three sons-in-law, Linda and Howard Baron of Airdrie, Connie and Doug Lester of Red Deer, Fay Ann Wallace of Calgary and Christine and Brad Wiebe of Stettler; a son, Dan James and his companion Marilyn Wallace of Airdrie; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Lillian of Calgary. Bert was predeceased by his parents, three sisters and three brothers. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Airdrie Funeral Home", (300 Towerlane Drive), on Monday, May 27, 2002 at 1 -- 30 P.M. with the Rev. Ian Trigg of Foothills Alliance Church officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Airdrie Cemetery. To e-mail expressions of sympathy -- Subject Heading -- Bert James. In living memory of Bert James, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie, by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Airdrie Funeral Home", 300. TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, ALBERTA., TELEPHONE -- (403) 948-1100.

Laslop -- Mr. Joseph Laslop, beloved husband of Emma, father of Trudy (John-deceased) Kenney, Eleanor (Jerry) Machacek, grandfather of Jeffrey (deceased), Joseph, Joshua, Christine, Mark, and Evan. Joe passed away on May 22, 2002 at the Drumheller Regional Health Complex after a brief illness. A Prayer Vigil was held at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church on Friday, May 24, 2002 at 7 -- 00 pm. The Funeral Mass was held at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 2 -- 00 pm, Father Daniel Stevenot celebrant. Interment will follow at a later date. Donation in Joe's memory may be made to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance (Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, T2E 9Z9). Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL. 403-823-2666.

Hamilton -- MILTON. Mr. Milton MacKenzie Hamilton, beloved husband of Mrs. Lillian Hamilton of Red Deer, passed away at home, on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at the age of 85 years. Milton was born in Calgary, Alberta on October 7, 1916. He attended Public and High School in Delia, Alberta and later went to Calgary Normal School and the University of Alberta. He taught school in Starland School Division in Southern Alberta from 1936 until 1940. Milton served as a Radar Technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1941 to 1945. He was overseas for two years. After the war, he worked as a Surveyor and Party Manager for Imperial Oil and Century Geophysical Corporation throughout the Western Provinces. In 1963, Milton married Lillian Perry. Together, they opened and ran 'Hamilton Stationers' in Fort. St. John, British Columbia from 1963 until 1984. He retired in 1984 and moved to Red Deer. Milton and Lillian spent the winter months in Mesa, Arizona from 1984 to 1998. Milton's greatest passion was driving. He bought his first car when he was 18 years old and maintained a vehicle and his driver's license until he died. Milton was an avid reader with a sharp intellect and a penetrating curiosity. He will be remembered for initiating lively political discussions with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed and his memory cherished. Besides his loving wife, Milton is survived by two stepsons, George (Chris) Perry of Lacombe, Alberta and Allan (Lila) Perry of Ladysmith, British Columbia, and one stepdaughter, Sharon (Lynn) Ross of Westerose, Alberta. He is also survived by nieces, Natalie Tremblay, Renata Pomeroy and nephew, Keith Pomeroy. He was predeceased by his brother, Charles (Bud) Hamilton. A Celebration of Milton's Life will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Friday, August 2, 2002 at 2 -- 00 p.m. with The Reverend Donald Lewis officiating. If desired, Memorial Donations in Milton's Honour may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 4730A Ross Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 1X2. Cremation entrusted to Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. Condolences may also be forwarded to the family at Service and Cremation Providers -- EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222.

Laverty -- Mary Theresa. We sadly announce the passing of our dear Aunt and Sister, Mary Theresa Laverty. Mary was born on May 27th, 1923 at Rainbow, Alberta. She passed away from us August 4th, 2002 at Hanna, Alberta. Her parents, Dan and Ada, and her brother, David, predeceased Mary. Left to mourn is Mary's close companion Andy Cernak of Hanna; her brother Terry, of Delia; her five nieces, Dorothy of Drumheller, extended family and long time close friends. Mary attended normal school and commenced her 45 year teaching career, thus touching the lives of many generations of students. She eventually obtained her B. Ed. from the University of Calgary. She retired on November 25th, 1988 in Hanna. Mary loved the Handhills, where she spent her childhood and often talked of their beauty. She was an avid baker, and loved teatime with friends, family and former students. Her gentle spirit, kindness and joy for life will be greatly missed by all. Services to be announced. Please contact the Courtney Winter Funeral Home for date and time. 32c

Shearlaw -- (Douglass Garland) Douglass Garland Shearlaw passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital in Comox, B.C. on August 10, 2002. Doug was predeceased by his loving wife Emily Guss/ Shearlaw, his father Joseph Garland Shearlaw, his mother Mary Margaret Napier of Drumheller and his brothers Norman and Ronald Shearlaw of Three Hills, A.B. He is survived by four children and their spouses, Roberta and Joe Parades of Edmonton, Joseph and Lorraine Shearlaw, Patricia and Dennis Gillrie and Maxine and Cam Harker of Calgary, three grandchildren Heather and Don Faulkner of Calmar A.B., Doug and Kathy Paradis of Edmonton and Chris Gillrie of Calgary and four great grandchildren, Amy and Leah Faulkner and Tristin and Amber Paradis and one great great granddaughter Katie Faulkner. Doug will be cremated in B.C. and his ashes will be buried next to his wife Emily in his family plot in Drumheller, AB. There will be a gathering of family and friends in the home of Joe Shearlaw in Calgary, AB. on August 24th, 2002 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Salvation Army. 33p

Yost -- (Robert) Mr. Robert Yost, a long time resident of the Drumheller valley passed away peacefully in Drumheller on August 11, 2002. At the age of 48 years. Robert was born on November 6, 1953 to Fred and Helen Yost. He spent his lifetime in Drumheller, employed as a truck driver. Robert leaves to mourn his passing, his parents, Fred and Helen Yost, sister, Barb (Jim) and family, son Jack (Dawn), daughters, Gleena, Melissa, Angie, Kathy, grandchildren, Catalina, Taylor, Aaron, Rebecka and a lifetime of friends. Robert will be sadly missed. He was predeceased by his two boys, Richard and Robert Yost. A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, August 17 at 1 -- 30 p.m. from Courtney-Winter's Chapel in the Valley. Interment will follow in the Drumheller Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Robert may do so to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Courtney- Winter's Funeral Chapel. 1-403-823-2666 33c

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