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ALBERTA - Drumheller - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 7

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Richmond -- Lillian Stella passed away in Drumheller on February 2, 2001 at the age of 93 years.

Stella was born April 14, 1907 to Sarah and Charles Cox. She came to the Rumsey-Scollard area with her parents and sister Inez in 1908. She attended Thompson School and when her father joined the army in 1914 the family went to Calgary where she attended Central School. After the war they moved back to the farm at Rumsey and Stella finished her education at Thompson. Her father was a cattleman and in 1922, Stella and her sisters showed the cattle at the Dairy Show in Edmonton. Christmas Eve was always celebrated in their home and this tradition was continued on in her home, and in recent years at her son Leonard's home at Rumsey.

Stella married Robert Henry Richmond on October 24, 1928 in the Rumsey United Church. They farmed and raised their family in this area, moving to Calgary in 1953, purchasing a grocery store in Ogden. Several moves took place, they had businesses in Brooks, Calgary, Acme and Caroline, raised sheep and cattle at Markerville, choosing Trochu as their retirement home in 1970. Stella cooked in the Yale Hotel Cafe for two years and at the age of 65 took up quilting, knitting slippers, crocheting afghans and going to Farmers Markets. She finished a pair of slippers and started another one a few days before her passing. She loved her flowers and plants and was always prepared for unexpected company at mealtime. Stella moved from the Trochu Manor to the Sunshine Lodge in Drumheller, April 17, 1999.

She was predeceased by her husband Bob in 1990; baby sister Clarice in 1914; mother in 1962; father in 1966; sisters, Almada Jackson, 1973; Ada Attridge, 1982; Inez Sjogren, 1992; son-in-law Gerry Wilson. She is survived by her sons, Leonard (Eleanor) their children, Robert, Kenneth (Tara), JoAnna Richmond; Tom (Jean) their children Debra (Jeff) Anderson, Sherry (Marty) Stromquist, Pamela (John) Kvalstead; daughter, Laura (John) Griffith their children, Dwain (Sherry), Hal (Leona), Connie (Derrick) Wilson; chosen daughters, Lynda (David) Cochrane, children Kerry (Stan) Goerz, Steven Riske; Heather (Serge) Wilson-Rousseau, children Kathy and Brenda Wilson; 19 great grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; nieces and nephews. She was a caring mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by her family and many friends.

Funeral Services for Stella will be held Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. from The Knox United Church. Interment to follow at the Rumsey Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made in memory of Stella to S.T.A.R.S.1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 or Drumheller Area Health Foundation, Box 4500 Drumheller, AB. TOJ OYO. Courtney Winter's Funeral Chapel are in care of arrangements.

Boyd -- Rose Boyd (Fielding) of Cambria, AB, passed away April 5, 2002 at the Drumheller Hospital at age 75. Rose leaves behind one daughter Kathleen (Ron) Goruik, daughter-in-law Pamela Shannon, brother Ernie (Audrey) Fielding, sister Vera Adamson, sister-in-law Audrey Boyd, her beloved grand- children - Debbie, Brad, Carrie, Jonathon, Abby, Jeremy, Michael, Sarah, Tane, Robby and three great grandchildren - Tyler, Caitlin, Taylor, several nieces and nephews and many friends including a very special friend, Erna Parrotto. Predeceased by Rose were her husband, John (Joc), her sons Robert and Bryan, daughter Gloria and two infant children, John and Rose Marie. Rose was born in Manville, AB. She met and married John while working in the hospital at Wayne. They lived in the Drumheller area and settled in Cambria, where they raised their family and eventually retired. All who knew Rose shall forever miss her. She gave all our lives so much love, caring compassion, humour and joy. A service of Remembrance will be held on April 11, 2002 at Courtney Winter's Funeral Chapel at 11 -- 00 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the Rosedale Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Research Division. 1331 29th Street N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 4N2.

Church -- Allyn Sophia Church was born and passed away on April 3, 2002. Allyn leaves to mourn her passing, her parents Roger and Gayle Church, her sister Alyssa, her brother Joshua, Grandparents, Doug and Janis Siemens of Morrin, Harry and Virginia Church of Hesketh, Great Grandparents, Oddie Moe of Morrin and John and Beth Siemens of Drumheller as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A heartfelt thank you to our family and to the caring staff of the Three Hills Hospital who helped us lighten the sorrow of our daughter's death. She remains now in the arms of Jesus and in this we take great comfort. A private funeral service was held Tuesday, April 9, 2002 with internment at Sarcee Butte Cemetery with pastor Wayne McCrackin officiating. If so desired, tributes in memory of Allyn may be made to Alberta Pro Life (P.O. Box 11479, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K5). Arrangements entrusted to Courtney Winters Funeral Chapel (823-2666)

Hodge -- Lawrence F. Hodge. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lawrence Francis Hodge on April 8, 2002 at the age of 66. Lawrence was born on May 25, 1935 in Drumheller, Alberta. Lawrence attended school at Hillsgreen. Lawrence then worked as a farmer and finished his career with the MD of Starland. Lawrence married Nancy Slifka of Stettler on June 27, 1959. Lawrence and Nancy had five children (3 boys, 2 girls). Lawrence enjoyed playing cards, visiting with people and going to see a good rodeo. Lawrence is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Louise as well as his five children, David and Shelley, Lloyd and Mary, Roger, Barbara and Blaine Mepham, Donna and Ronald Nelson, and nine grandchildren. Lawrence was predeceased by his mother Florence (1989), his father Albert (1962), his brothers Allen (1996) and Aubrey (1998). Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 2 -- 00pm at the Morrin Community Hall with Reverend Blair Kirkby officiating. Interment will follow at the Morrin Cemetery. Luncheon to follow at the Morrin Community Hall. If friends so desire Memorial Donations maybe made to the Alberta Lung Association (Box 4700, Stn. South, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 9Z9), or any other local charity. Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL. 403-823-2666.

Lawrence -- Ken was born July 29, 1956 in Drumheller. He attended school at Majestic and Delia. He moved to Kelowna, B.C. with his family in 1971. Ken passed away suddenly in Edmonton, Alberta where he was employed. Ken loved children, animals, and the outdoors, exploring every backroad where ever he travelled. Ken will be sadly missed by his mother and father, Joyce and Jack of Kelowna, B.C., his sister Pat and husband Jim Andersen of Delia, nephews Jeff (Carla) and son Tyler of Delia, Colin (Heidi) and daughter Taylor of Castor, Alberta, uncles Harry and Jack Morrison (Joan) of Delia, and numerous cousins and friends. Donations in Ken's memory may be made to Victim Services Children's Program Box 1030 Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 or a charity of your choice.

Simpson -- Leslie Frank Simpson passed away on March 29, 2002 at the age of 77 years in his home at Sylvan Lake, AB surrounded by family. He leaves to mourn his passing his daughters; Leslie Ann - Tink - Craig of Drumheller and Karen (Dwain) Johnson of Sylvan Lake; his grandchildren; Shaun (Tracie) Craig of Drumheller, Tyler Johnson of Lloydminster, Darren (Melanie Fitka) Craig of Calgary, Danielle (Croft Monroe-Bowes) Craig of Drumheller and Nita (Mike Nelson) Johnson of Red Deer; his great grandson, McKenzie Henry of Lacombe and his great granddaughters; Shayla Nelson of Red Deer and Rylee Monroe - Bowes of Drumheller. Les is also survived by his daughter, Bonnie Freeman of Red Deer, grandson Jimi Freeman of Calgary, brother Gibby (Vera) and sister June de Bernardo both of Drumheller and his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Iris, and his father, Frank and his nephew Terry. Les was born, raised and schooled in Nacmine, AB. He worked for many years in the coal mines of the valley including the Monarch and Commander mines in Nacmine and the Western Monarch in East Coulee. He later did some strip mining in Beinfait, SK. After returning to Drumheller Les was employed with Tom Manning Electric, Sparky Chuippi's service station and drove gas truck for Howard Odland and British American (BA) Petroleum. In 1958, he became operator of the Royalite service station (later known as the Gulf service station) where the Hi-Ho Restaurant is now located. Les ran the service station with the help of family and many, many people who credited him with being a fair, decent and well respected employer. When Les retired after 28 years in the business, he moved to Bentley, AB and then to Sylvan Lake where he remained until his passing. As per Les' request, he was cremated and his ashes were buried with his parents in the Drumheller Cemetery with his family in attendance. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Community Cancer Clinic, c/o Drumheller Regional Health Centre, 351 - 9 St. N.W., Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1 or I.C.U. and / or Palliative Care Unit, Red Deer Regional Health Center, P.O. Bag 5030, Red Deer, AB T4N 6R2. Sylvan Lake Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. We love and miss you Dad! T & K

Spady -- Emma Gertrude On January 31, 2001, Emma Gertrude Spady, formerly of Drumheller, Alberta, age 93, passed away after a lengthy period of heart disease.

Emma was born in Ottawa, Ontario and homesteaded in the Hand Hills area for several years before moving into Delia. She married Dr. William Henry Spady of Drumheller in 1940 and lived in Drumheller until 1999. Emma attended Normal School and subsequently taught in several rural schools before teaching in Nacmine and Drumheller. She was very active in the United Church, U.C.W. No. 9, Eastern Star and P.E.O.

She was predeceased by her husband Bill; her parents; four sisters, Edith Poland, Thelma McChesney, Mary Hicks and Dorothy Limpert; and two infant brothers. She is survived by her daughter Leslie (Murray) Turnbull; her son Don (Barbara) Spady; and her grandchildren, Christopher Turnbull, Marnie (Brent) Hucaluk, and Christine, David and Robert Spady.

A Service of Remembrance was held at 2 -- 00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2001 in Knox United Church, Drumheller.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the George Spady Centre, 10015 - 105A Avenue, Edmonton, AB. T5H 0M5 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 10985 - 124 Street Edmonton, AB. T5M 0H9.

Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel were in care of arrangements.

Wright -- Opal Valerie Wright passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family May 14, 2002. Opal was born in Bracken, Saskatchewan August 25, 1932. She was predeceased by her husband Clinton Wright in 1994, brother Jim Booth and sister Joyce Booth. She leaves behind to mourn her passing and to hold dear in their hearts her children, Debbie (Dallas Hawkings of Rocky Mountain House, Ed (Colleen) Wright of Hanna, Darlene (Mike) Rowe of Red Deer, Glen Wright of Drumheller, Christine (Brian) Chayer of Ponoka, Diane (Myron) Litwin of Irricana, twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren, sisters Delores (Jack) Jennings, Gloria (Allan) Whitelock, brothers Bud Booth, Earl Booth (Gail), and Bernard Booth (Grace) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, May 18 at the Church of the Nazarene in Drumheller, Alberta with Pastor Wayne McCrackin officiating. Internment followed in the Drumheller Cemetery. If friends or family desire, donations may be made in memory of Opal to either the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic, the MS Society or a charity of the donor's choice. Courtney's Funeral Services of Hanna were entrusted with arrangements.

Brown -- Vivian Viola Brown or (Vi) as she was affectionately known to her many friends, was Promoted to Glory on February 10, 2001 in Wainwright, Alberta. Vi spent the past 10 months at the Nursing Home in Wainwright where she chose to be in order to be near her Daughter, Diana. Vi loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and loved to share her faith with everyone. Vi became a Soldier in The Salvation Army in Drumheller on January 20, 1952 and she served her Lord there faithfully for many years in various ministry areas until she moved to Wainwright.Vi was predeceased by her husband Nestor Brown on June 2, 1999; her son Robert Buterman, January 5, 1987, and her brother Charles Brennan, May 4, 1994.Vi is survived by her daughter Diana Kien and grandchildren Brandy and Ryan of Wainwright; her son Bill Buterman, daughter-in-law Renee and grandchildren Chad, Tracy and Stuart of Calgary; her sister Audrey Thomson and brother-in-law Mel Thomson of Edgerton, Alberta; brother George Brennan of Calgary; sister-in-law Margaret Bye of Drumheller; stepson James Brown; stepdaughters Lisa and Laurie Brown and their children Jillian and Daniel of Vancouver. Vi will be sadly missed by her family and many friends who loved her. Memorial service will be held at The Salvation Army Church, 242 - 1 St. W. Drumheller on Saturday, February 17 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the The Cancer Foundation, 1331 - 29 St. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2.

Lewis -- Mr. Aldwyn Morgan Lewis (commonly known as Oscar), passed away suddenly in Drumheller on February 11, 2001 at the age of 78 years. Aldwyn was born on November 12, 1922 at Scollard, Alberta. Aldwyn served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a "Gunner" in the Army. The length of time he served as an Active Soldier was from 1943 to 1946. He served in Theatres of Service in Canada, Britain, Central Mediterranean Area and Northwest Europe. Upon discharge, Aldwyn was a recipient of many medals, decorations to include the 1939 - 45 Star, Italy Star, France and Germany Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and War Medal 1939 - 45. Upon leaving the Armed Forces he returned to Wayne, Alberta where he eventually met and married Marguerite Milne, his wife. Aldwyn's life revolved around his family, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and his favorite pastime, gardening. Aldwyn was predeceased by his loving wife Marguerite on November 15, 1984; brothers, Roy Lewis and William (Bill) Lewis. Aldwyn leaves to cherish his memory, his children that he truly loved, John Lewis, Carol (Huculak) Lewis, JoAnne (Dietrich) Lewis; his special grandchildren, Shawn, Erin, John Lewis Jr., Stephen, Jack, Sherry Huculak, Christopher, Jonathon, Daniel Dietrich; nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Jasmine Conroy, Donna Foster; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for Aldwyn will be held Friday, February 16, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. from Courtney-Winter's Chapel In The Valley with the Rev. Blair Kirkby officiating (The Knox United Church). Interment to follow at the Drumheller Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Aldwyn may do so to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, Room 124, Professional Building, 430 6 Ave. S.E. Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 2S8. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel are in care of the arrangements.

O'Dwyer -- Michael Arthur (Art) O'Dwyer, passed away February 7, 2001, in Drumheller, Alberta at the age of 77 years. Born January 26, 1924 in Drumheller, Art grew up and took all his schooling in the Valley. He joined the RCAF during World War II, earned his wings, and spent the rest of the conflict teaching pilots the intricacies of flight. After the war, Art joined his father and brothers at the Sovereign Coal Company in Wayne, Alberta and shortly after branched out with his brothers to the Aetna Coal Company in Cambria, Alberta. In September 1948 he married Mary Loftus and they began their married life together which would last for 52 years, bringing all the rewards that a great marriage can. When coal mining proved unsustainable, Art went to work for his life long friend Don McKenzie at Excelsior Motors selling automobiles. Art left Excelsior Motors in 1958 to join Andy Westergard at Westergard Motors Ltd. as a partner and in 1963 he and Mary purchased the business from Andy and Nina, relying on his former partner for guidance and counsel for many years to come. Art worked in the business until 1981 when he retired to Radium Hot Springs, BC to follow his other vocation, golfing. Art was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Parish. He served on the Catholic School Board, was a Drumheller City Councilor, a member of the Kinsmen Club, the K-40Õs, the Drumheller Golf Club, the Drumheller Curling Club and the Knights of Columbus. Art is survived by his wife Mary; his children Molly (Craig) Benfield, Mike (Maymie), Sue (Don) Waring, Jay (Connie) and Art (Alison); 14 grandchildren; four sisters; three brothers; 34 nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law; many long time business associates; and all his golfing friends here and in Arizona. Art was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Theresa O'Dwyer; his in-laws, Jim and Olive Loftus; his brothers Harold and Bill and brothers-in-law, Jack Anderson, Bob Loftus, John Loftus and Sandy Sambrook. Prayers were held at St. Anthony's Church, Friday, February 9, 2001 at 7 -- 00 p.m. and the Celebration of his live was held Saturday, February 10, 2001 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church at 11 -- 00 a.m., the Reverend Father Dan Stevenot officiating. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers friends may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society 1331 - 29 St. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2.The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary for their care and concern, and a special thank you to Dr. Mark Vacy-Lyle, the nurses, Home Care providers, LPNA's and Palliative Care Volunteers of Drumheller Hospital for their wonderful, loving care of Art.

Petersen -- Knud Vagner (Pete) Petersen, beloved husband of Fern Petersen, passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Hospital on February 6, 2001, at the age of 97. He was born on November 4, 1903 in Stege, Denmark, immigrated to Canada in 1927, working in New Brunswick and Montreal before settling in Alberta. He farmed in the Churchill district until 1978, moving to Drumheller in 1982. Besides his loving wife of 60 years, Knud is survived by his daughter Lorraine (Bill) Hunter of Calgary; his son, Don (Lynn) Petersen of Dalum; granddaughters Tara & Kirsten Hunter of Calgary and grandson Chris Petersen of Dalum as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and Denmark. He was predeceased by one sister of Montreal; two sisters and three brothers all of Denmark. Funeral services were held at Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle in Drumheller on Saturday, February 10, 2001 at 2 -- 30 p.m. with Pastor Daniel Dannhauer and Rev. Virgil Lawrence officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Living Memorial Fund of the Pentecostal Assembly of Canada, c/o Box 1228, Drumheller, AB. TOJ OYO, or STARS, 1441 Aviation Park N.E. Box 570, Calgary, AB. T2E 8M7.

Richmond -- Lillian Stella Richmond passed away in Drumheller on February 2, 2001 at the age of 93 years. Stella was born April 14, 1907 to Sarah and Charles Cox. She came to the Rumsey-Scollard area with her parents and sister Inez in 1908. She attended Thompson School and when her father joined the army in 1914 the family went to Calgary where she attended Central School. After the war they moved back to the farm at Rumsey and Stella finished her education at Thompson. Her father was a cattleman and in 1922, Stella and her sisters showed the cattle at the Dairy Show in Edmonton. Christmas Eve was always celebrated in their home and this tradition was continued on in her home, and in recent years at her son Leonard's home at Rumsey. Stella married Robert Henry Richmond on October 24, 1928 in the Rumsey United Church. They farmed and raised their family in this area, moving to Calgary in 1953, purchasing a grocery store in Ogden. Several moves took place, they had businesses in Brooks, Calgary, Acme and Caroline, raised sheep and cattle at Markerville, choosing Trochu as their retirement home in 1970. Stella cooked in the Yale Hotel Cafe for two years and at the age of 65 took up quilting, knitting slippers, crocheting afghans and going to Farmers Markets. She finished a pair of slippers and started another one a few days before her passing. She loved her flowers and plants and was always prepared for unexpected company at mealtime. Stella moved from the Trochu Manor to the Sunshine Lodge in Drumheller, April 17, 1999.She was predeceased by her husband Bob in 1990; baby sister Clarice in 1914; mother in 1962; father in 1966; sisters, Almada Jackson, 1973; Ada Attridge, 1982; Inez Sjogren, 1992; son-in-law Gerry Wilson. She is survived by her sons, Leonard (Eleanor) their children, Robert, Kenneth (Tara), JoAnne Richmond; Tom (Jean) their children Debra (Jeff) Anderson, Sherry (Marty) Stromquist, Pamela (John) Kvelstead; daughter, Laura (John) Griffith their children, Dwain (Sherry), Hal (Leona), Connie (Derrick) Wilson; chosen daughters, Lynda (David) Cochrane, children Kerry (Stan) Goerz, Steven Riske; Heather (Serge) Wilson-Rousseau, children Kathy and Brenda Wilson; 19 great grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; nieces and nephews. She was a caring mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by her family and many friends. Funeral Services for Stella were held Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. from Rumsey Community Hall. Interment followed at the Rumsey Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made in memory of Stella to S.T.A.R.S.,1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 or Drumheller Area Health Foundation, Box 4500 Drumheller, AB. TOJ OYO. Courtney Winter's Funeral Chapel were in care of arrangements.

Bidinoff -- John passed away in Drumheller on February 16, 2001 at the age of 84 following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. John was born November 24, 1916 in Saskatchewan. He moved to the Drumheller Valley as a young man where he lived and worked in the Wayne and Dalum area for a number of years before settling in Drumheller. John married Leeta in 1944 and they enjoyed a happy and loving life along with their two children, Bruce and Judy. John worked in the mines until their closure, he then worked at MacLeods Hardware and Marshall Wells. Later he opened his own appliance sales and repair business known to everyone as Johnnie's Appliances. He happily continued his business until retirement at the age of 65. John was an avid sportsman enjoying hunting and fishing throughout Central and Southern Alberta and continued his love of the outdoors throughout his retirement years. John leaves to mourn his wife Leeta; son Bruce (Bev) of Calgary; grandsons Dustin Wolchina of Drumheller and Gavin Wolchina of San Jose California; sisters Mabel of Saskatchewan and Helen of Ontario; as well as numerous nieces; nephews and many friends. John was predeceased by his daughter Judy in 1977. Funeral services for John were held on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 2 pm at Courtney-Winters Funeral Chapel, officiated by Envoy Roy Bladen. The family would like to thank the many relatives, friends and neighbours for their unwavering support providing visitations, care, and love during this sad time. The family also would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and staff of the Drumheller Hospital and Nursing Home for their care and concern. Also a very special thanks to Dr. R. Graham, LPNAÕs and Palliative Care attendants. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Miss Me But Let Me Go When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for meI want no rites in a gloom filled room, Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little - but not too long And not with your head bowed low, Remember the love we once shared Miss me - but let me go. For this is a journey we all must take And each must go alone. It's all a part of the Master's plan A stop on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart, Go to the friends we know And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds Miss me - but let me go.

Bordyniuk -- Alex Michael, born May 21, 1933, passed away suddenly on the morning of February 18, 2001. Alex was born and raised in Drumheller and worked for the Drumheller Penitentiary, Correctional Service Canada for 32 years, retiring in October 1998. Alex spent many years assisting with minor hockey and baseball as well as participating in slo-pitch in the community. He enjoyed playing darts at the Drumheller Legion and Elks Club and was an avid follower of the Edmonton Oilers .Alex is survived by his wife Alice and sons, Mike (Kathie), Pat, Darrell (Lois), Brent; grandchildren, Christine, Shaun, Melissa, Jennifer, Christopher, Chalsea and Mitchell and four great grandchildren, Ashlee, Marcy, Brayden and Lucas. Alex is also survived by his sister Elsie Metzger in Drumheller and brother Michael Karaschun in Penticton.Funeral Service will be held at Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel, Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. wi th gathering to follow at the Elks Club. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Drumheller Palliative Care Unit, Box 4500, Drumheller, AB. TOJ OYO or S.T.A.R.S. 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7Courtney-WinterÕs Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.

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