Fletcher -- Eva Mildren Fletcher passed away peacefully at the George Boyak Nursing Home in Calgary on February 16, 2001, at the age of 86. Eva was born November 16, 1914 in Ruscom, Ontario, but came to Saskatchewan with her parents at a very early age. Eva spent all her growing up years in Ravenscrag, Saskatchewan where she met and married Jim Fletcher in 1932. Through this union, five children were born. After a fire disaster in 1954, Eva and Jim moved to Calgary. After Jim passed away, Eva moved to Taber, Alberta with her daughter Ruth. Eva and Ruth lived in Taber until 1962 when they moved to Rosebud. Eva resided at Rosebud until retiring to Calgary in 1985. She will always be remembered as a loving, caring and full of life mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Eva leaves to mourn, daughters Joan (Albert) Clark of Drumheller and Ruth (Leo) Nielsen of Calgary; one son Lorne (Margaret) Fletcher of Upper Fraser, B.C.; as well as 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and three sisters-in-law. Eva was predeceased by her loving husband Jim in 1955; infant son Clarence in 1939; daughter Lois in 1962 and granddaughter Loren in 1961, as well as her parents and five sisters and two brothers. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. in the Rosebud Community Church with Interment in the Rosebud Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of ones choice. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
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, Bruce Lewis, 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 were 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 followed 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 were in care of the arrangements.
Marshall -- Judy Lorraine June 26, 1957 - Jan. 31, 2001Judy was taken from us suddenly in a tragic car accident on January 31, 2001. Judy was born and raised in Drumheller and later moved to Hanna and married Randy Marshall in June 1981. Judy leaves to mourn, her loving husband, Randy Marshall; and her precious daughters, Ashley and Jodi; her Mother Amelia Walker; her sisters, Jeannette Valentini, Diane Winkler, Irene Brown, Mary McReavey and Susan Rees; as well as brothers Stan Walker and Murray Walker. Judy also leaves to mourn her Mother-in-law Irene Marshall and brothers-in-law, Barry and Terry Marshall, and many nephews and nieces. Judy was predeceased by her father William Walker in 1974 and her brother Donnie in 1997. Judy was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. She touched the lives of everyone who knew her. She will be sadly missed but always remembered in our hearts .Memorial Service was held Monday, February 5 at the Hanna Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers friends may make donations to the Hanna Hospital or the Calgary Foothills Hospital.
Nelson -- Krista Michelle Nelson, a resident of Wembley, Alberta, aged 28 years, passed away suddenly in Grande Prairie on Monday, February 18, 2001.She will be sorrowfully missed by, her longtime companion and best friend Wayne; her daughter Suzanne; brother Bruce; Mom Linda; Step-Father Les; Maternal Grandmother Muriel Anderson; numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many friends and associates. She was predeceased by her Father Jim Nelson; Uncles Bob and Roy; Maternal Grandfather Raymond and Paternal Grandparents. Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 11 -- 00 a.m. from the Wembley Baptist Church with Pastor Paul Sharp officiating. Memorial donations may be made to The Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation. Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel & Crematorum 10005 - 107 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB. (780) 552-2929. Dedicated Service Since 1915.
Pliva -- Christina Alma (Campbell)Christina Pliva was born on August 13, 1912 in Castor, Alberta. She passed away in the Drumheller Hospital on February 18, 2001 at the age of 88 years. She is survived by her son, Don (Linda) of Three Hills and seven grandchildren, Byron Pliva, John Bauer, Chris Bauer, Len Bauer, Tim Bauer, Dan Pliva and Heather Pliva; six great grandchildren; her sister Frances (Jim) Wilton of Drumheller; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Christina was predeceased by her husband James; and sons, Jim and Robert; and daughters May Bauer and Judy Pliva, as well as her parents; two brothers and a sister. Rest peacefully dear Mother, Grandmother, Sister and friend. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 23, 2001 at 1 -- 00 p.m. at Knox United Church, 195 - 3rd Street East, Drumheller. Christina will be laid to rest at the Drumheller Cemetery with reception and lunch to follow at the Midland Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Alberta Lung Association, 826, 205 9 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB. T2G 0R3, Drumheller Hospital Palliative Care Unit, Box 4500, Drumheller, AB. TOJ OYO or the charity of your choice. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel are in care of arrangements.
Taylor -- Mrs. Shirley Taylor (nee Mitchell) passed away peacefully in Drumheller on February 16, 2001 at the age of 79 years. She was born and raised in Drumheller and was a very athletic lady. She married Jack Taylor in 1944 and raised three sons, David, Brian and Grant. Shirley lived in Edmonton for 20 years and retired in Drumheller in 1986. She was predeceased by her husband Jack; eldest son David; sisters, Royal and Alverna; and her mother Sadie Mitchell. She is survived by her two sons, Grand (Wendy), Brian (Joan); three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister, Whipple Plumb; brother Ben (Mabel) Mitchell; sister-in-law, Marjorie (Nick) Shapka; brother-in-law Bob (Kathleen) Taylor; and numerous nieces and nephews. Shirley will be sadly missed by her family, friends, staff and residents of the Sunshine Lodge. Cremation will take place with no service as per Shirley's request. An inurnment to follow at a later date in the Drumheller Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Shirley may do so to the Alberta Lung Association, 826, 205 9 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB. T2G 0R3. The family of Shirley Taylor wishes to thank the Doctors, Nurses and Home Care Staff of the Drumheller District Health Services for their care and compassion. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel are in care of the arrangements.
MacKinnon -- Sheila Marion. Passed away February 26, 2001 at the Drumheller General Hospital after a lengthy illness. Mom was born in Drumheller to William and Mary Harrison on September 1, 1929 and is survived by her sister, Ruth (Jack) Molyneux of Drumheller and her brother William (Marion) Harrison of Calgary; four children, Wanda (Dan) McCann, Pam (Terry) Yeman, Alexander (Vicki) MacKinnon, Gordon (Karen) MacKinnon and her much loved grandchildren, Jennifer, Jillian, Robbie, Courtney, Joshua, A.J., Melissa, Chad, Adam & Derek.Sheila was predeceased by her husband Gordon in December of 1987.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Drumheller General Hospital Palliative Care Unit, Box 4500, Drumheller, AB. TOJ OYO. Arrangements to be made by Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel in Drumheller. "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord." II Corinthians 5 -- 8
Pliva -- Christina Alma (Campbell) Christina Pliva was born on August 13, 1912 in Castor, Alberta. She passed away in the Drumheller Hospital on February 18, 2001 at the age of 88 years. She is survived by her son, Don (Linda) of Three Hills and seven grandchildren, Byron Pliva, John Bauer, Chris Bauer, Len Bauer, Tim Bauer, Dan Pliva and Heather Pliva; six great grandchildren; her sister Frances (Jim) Wilton of Drumheller; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Christina was predeceased by her husband James; and sons, Jim and Robert; and daughters May Bauer and Judy Pliva, as well as her parents; two brothers and a sister. Rest peacefully dear Mother, Grandmother, Sister and friend. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 23, 2001 at 1 -- 00 p.m. at Knox United Church, 195 - 3rd Street East, Drumheller. Christina will be laid to rest at the Drumheller Cemetery with reception and lunch to follow at the Midland Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Alberta Lung Association, 826, 205 9 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB. T2G 0R3, Drumheller Hospital Palliative Care Unit, Box 4500, Drumheller, AB. TOJ OYO or the charity of your choice. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel are in care of arrangements.
Steward -- (Pontifex), Ellen -- Ellen Beatrice Steward (Pontifex) passed away peacefully in the Drumheller Hospital on February 26, 2001 at the age of 95 years. Ellen was born on the homestead near Trenville in 1905 where she lived until moving to the Morrin area with the family in 1917. She moved to Drumheller in 1971, residing in her home and marrying Reg Steward in 1990. She became a resident in the Sunshine Lodge where she lived happily for the next five years. Ellen moved to the T.R. Ross Nursing Home where she resided until her passing. During her lifetime she was an active member of the Sunbeam Society, UCW and Pioneer Trail. Ellen especially loved visiting with her many friends and neighbors. Ellen was predeceased by her parents, Arthur & Mabel; her husband Reg; her brothers, Walter and Alfred.Ellen leaves to mourn her passing, one sister, Jessie Brown (Parksville, BC); one step-daughter, Mavis (Lethbridge); one niece Mary (Roy) Kemper (Langhorne, Pennsylvania); four nephews, Donald Pontifex (Morrin), Gordon Pontifex (Drumheller), Jack Brown (Coquitlam, BC), Bruce Brown (Tacoma, Washington); sisters-in-law, Beatrice Pontifex (Drumheller), Gladys Pontifex (Drumheller), Mollie Gibson (Drumheller), Mary Steward (Drumheller), Gertie Chambers (Delia), Shirley Hodgson (Drumheller). Funeral Services for Ellen will be held Thursday, March 1, 2001 from Courtney-Winter's Chapel In The Valley. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to The Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation Room 124, Professional Building, 430 6 Ave. S.E. Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 2S8 or The Salvation Army, Box 3097, Drumheller, Alberta, TOJ OYO. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel are in care of arrangements.
Braunberger -- Herman Andrew -- (August 20, 1932 - March 1, 2001). The righteous man leads a blameless life, blessed are his children after him. Proverbs 20 -- 7. Herman Braunberger aged 68 died after a three year battle with cancer. He was a loyal husband and best friend of Joan; and a loving father of Lois, Karen, Marilyn and Peter. He was brother to Stan, Delphi, Norb, Roy and Bill. He is predeceased by his father and mother Jacob and Caroline (Schalo), and his brothers Virgil and Bob. He leaves thirteen grandchildren. Herman was born in Drumheller, Alberta, where many stories of poverty, adventure and a rich life began. A long and successful career with Canada Post brought Herman and his family to Calgary and then to Ottawa. In retirement he served with missions in Canada, Chile and Pakistan. He was also a great support to his children and grandchildren. He leaves a legacy of a critical and thinking mind and a gracious heart and spirit. We knew we were in his prayers daily, and were honored by his faithful walk with God. Those who survive him will greatly miss his quiet strength and example. Visitation at Duffus Funeral Home, Peterborough, Ontario (705-745-4612) on Wednesday, March 7 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Celebration of Life Service at Peterborough Free Methodist Church, Lansdowne Street, Peterborough, Ontario on Saturday, March 10 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation (Henderson Hospital), Kingston Regional Cancer Centre, or Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Canada FAIR program.
Thornton -- Amour (Jim) Glen Thornton of Standard, Alberta passed away suddenly in a tragic truck accident on Sunday, March 4, 2001 at the age of 43 years. Jim was born on March 6, 1957 in Huntington, Quebec, moving to Calgary in 1975 where he fell in love with our western way of life. Jim pursued the Plumbing and Gas fitting trade, achieving his trace Certification, but soon found his passion in the trucking industry. He is survived by his cherished young children, James Tyrell (JT) age 14, and Katrina Lynn age 12; his mother Margaret Thornton of Huntington, Quebec; five brothers and five sisters-in-law; Leslie and Rita Thornton of Athelston, Quebec, John and Veronica Keath of Calgary, Alberta, Brian and Janice Keith of Calgary, Alberta, Murray and Jackie Thornton of Huntington, Quebec, Glen and Debra Thornton of Okotoks, Alberta; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Helen and Don Shova of Malone, New York, Lena Harrison of Orleans, Ontario, Phyllis Tessier and Richard Duhaime of Athelston, Quebec, Shirley Osborne and Dino Grace of Toronto, Ontario; and his former wife Cindy Thornton of Carbon, Alberta; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends. Jim was predeceased by his father Bert Thornton; brother Thomas Thornton; and sister Ruth Beaudin. Jim's spirit for life will be greatly missed by all. Those wishing to pay their respect may do so at the Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel, Drumheller on Thursday, March 8 at 7 -- 00 p.m. A Celebration of Jim's Life will be held on Friday, March 9, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. at the Fellowship Baptist Church, Drumheller with Pastor Brooks officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Jim's memory to S.T.A.R.S. Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.
Toshach -- Eneas Albert -- It is with great sorrow that the family of Eneas Albert Toshach (Tosh) announce his passing on February 27, 2001. He is survived by his loving wife Jane of Brentwood Bay, Victoria; sister Phyllis Haase of Muskegon Michigan; three children, Ann (Greg) Cronkright of Jasper, Alberta, Jill Toshach (Orest Strayski) of Edmonton, Alberta and Eric Toshach of Edmonton, Alberta; grandchildren Jennie and Jason of Edmonton and Ian and Bryant of Jasper, Alberta. He was predeceased by his sister Sheila Toshach of Victoria, BC. Born and raised in Drumheller, Tosh was a successful businessman and prominent public figure. Elected as Mayor of Drumheller in 1956, his election gave him the distinction of being the youngest elected mayor in Alberta. It was an office he held for over 20 years. Not to be content with only local politics, Tosh's interest carried into provincial and federal areas as well. He was a longtime Tory supporter and served as the director of the Provincial Tories from 1962 - 1966. In 1983 Tosh and Jane retired to Brentwood Bay, BC where they lived for 18 years. Service of Remembrance was held at McCall's Sequoia Gardens Memorial, 4665 Falaise Drive, on Saturday, March 3, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Vancouver Island Kidney Patients Association, P.O. Box 145, Postal Station B. Victoria, BC, V8R 6N4.Sequoia Gardens Memorial(250) 658-6202
Webb -- Mr. William Thomas "Tom" Webb of Red Deer passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at the age of 89 years. Tom was born on January 27, 1912 at Castor. He received his early education at Drumheller and began his business, Webb Distributors Ltd., in Drumheller before moving to Red Deer in 1960. Tom continued his business in Red Deer until he retired in 1986. Tom was active in Kinsmen in Drumheller and the K-40’s in Red Deer, and was the oldest member of the Masonic Lodge #146, in Drumheller, as well as a Shriner in Red Deer. Tom loved curling in his younger years and was always a dedicated fan of the sport, and also liked a good game of golf. He was very social, and enjoyed all his good friends. He is survived by his son, Peter (Millie) Webb of Calgary; and his daughter, Linda Webb of Red Deer; five grandchildren, Michelle and Monique Webb and Wendy (Adam) Newman, Catherine (James) Lennie and Thomas Millard; his seven great grandchildren; and his sister, Aileen Flett of Didsbury. Tom was predeceased by his wife Joyce in 1991.A Celebration of Tom's life will be held at St. Leonard's On-The-Hill Anglican Church, 4241 44 Street Red Deer, on Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at 1 -- 00 p.m. with The Venerable Archdeacon Derek Hoskin officiating. If desired, tributes may be made to Palliative Care, Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre Foundation, Bag 5030, Red Deer, AB. T4N 6R2. Condolences could also be forwarded to the family through our website -- www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Service providers, Eventide Funeral Chapels, 4820 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222.
Dolphin -- Mr. Richard Dolphin of Drumheller, Alberta passed away suddenly in Drumheller on March 19, 2001 at the age of 76 years. Richard was born in Carbon on March 24, 1924. He spent his life in the Drumheller Valley. Richard leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Selma; his children, Jolayne (Ray) Vermette of Calgary, Wendy (Dale) Yearous of Cochrane, and Shelley Dolphin of Drumheller; grandchildren, Rodney, and Shane; and great granddaughter Danielle. As per Richard's request no services will be held. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel are in care of arrangements.
Guynn -- Vivian Lorraine (Anderson) Guynn of Three Hills, Alberta passed away March 17, 2001 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Vivian was born November 25, 1927. She is survived by her loving husband Clarence; a son Allen (Karen & family) Guynn and his sons Jeremey Guynn and Chad Guynn and one great grandson, Jackson Guynn; a daughter Joan (Barry) Stubbert and their daughters Sheri (Patrick) Anderson and Tobi (Christopher) Hannah. Vivian was predeceased by her mother Nellie in 1937; her father Merle Anderson in 1984 and a brother Lloyd (Buddy) in 1988. Vivian will be fondly remembered for her strength; her compassion; her love of country life; her beautiful flowers; her unconditional love and her beautiful smile. At Vivian's request, no Funeral Service will be held. Flowers gratefully declined. Mountain View Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. 443-5111.
Weightman -- Marion Jean Weightman (Crawford) of Calgary, formerly of Morrin, passed away suddenly in hospital on Sunday, March 18, 2001.Marion was born March 07, 1938 in Drumheller, Alberta. Left to celebrate her life and cherish her memory are her husband of 41 years, Gordon; son David and daughter Alison; and her grandchildren, Andrew, Jennifer and Samantha. Marion also leaves to mourn, her sister Ellen (Larry) Nemetz and family of Stettler; her brother Tom (Teressa) Crawford of Edmonton; numerous other extended family and friends. Marion was predeceased by her father Jack Crawford; mother Grace Ferrey and daughter Debbie. Funeral Services will be conducted at the Heritage Funeral Home 1708 16 Ave. N.W. Calgary, Alberta on Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 3 -- 00 p.m. A luncheon will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society 136 - 440 - 10816 Macleod Trail, Calgary, AB. T2J 5N8
Whittle -- Janet (Nan) Whittle - Smith passed away peacefully at the Banff Mineral Springs Extended Care Hospital, Friday, March 16, 2001 at the age of 90 years.Janet was born in Cumbermauld, Dunbarton, Scotland in April of 1910. At an early age she moved to Saskatchewan and on to Drumheller, then Canmore. Janet will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Mary-Lou (Robert) LePan from Nanaimo; grandchildren Bonnie Hildenbrand (Canmore), and Rob LePan (Calgary); as well as her great grandson Derek Hildenbrand (Canmore). Janet is also survived by her sister Pearl (Ernie) Sibbald from Munson; and her brother John Smith (Lillian) from Drumheller. Janet was predeceased by her loving husband Joseph Whittle; as well as her parents, Joseph and Susan Smith; sisters Margaret and Mary; and brothers Robert, Arthur, Brian, Joe and Bill. Janet will be greatly missed by her friends at the Canmore Lodge. The family wishes to thank the caregivers and staff from the Banff Mineral Springs Hospital. At Janet's request, there will be no Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Banff Mineral Springs Extended Care Hospital. "Keep safe my great grandmother, for there will never be none other." - Love Derek. "God watch and keep over you 'Mom' - Mary-Lou "You watched over us with love and support and allowed us to fly on one wing while you held the other. We're OK now, go to sleep. You've earned your rest, our dear grandmother" (nan). - Love Bonnie and Rob. Arrangements in care of Jacques Funeral Home, Banff, Alberta. Telephone -- 403-762-3433.
Morgan -- Mrs. Leona Morgan (nee Devaleriola) of Red Deer, passed away at the Valley Park Manor, Red Deer, on Wednesday, August 1, 2001 at the age of 99 years. Leona was born on June 5, 1902 in Belfour, North Dakota and moved with her family to homestead at Blooming Prairie, (Morrin, Alberta) in 1910. Leona grew up in the district and met George Thomas Morgan, and the couple were married in 1920. During the years following World War I, steady income was hard to find so they lived in many communities in east central Alberta, working with Crown Lumber. Leona followed her husband during World War II, as Tom was in the Veteran's Guard. Following the war, Tom became a building inspector for the federal government, so they made Red Deer their home in 1951. Leona loved gardening and enjoyed many hours tending to her yard and trees. She remained very active in her later years, until 1985 when she moved into Barrett Place, and then to Valley Park Manor in 1990. She is survived by her daughter, Marion Georgina Dahlgren of Olds; her son, Bruce Morgan and his wife Lorraine of Red Deer; her six grandchildren, Dale (Bruce) Moore, Don Dahlgren, Jane Lee Dahlgren (Jerry Gordanier), Lori (Doug) Gans, Todd Morgan and Julie (Dean) Thompson; her great grandchildren, Joanna and Samantha Moore, Craig and Dana Gans, and Corrissa and Aldan Thompson; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Leona was predeceased by her husband, George Thomas Morgan; and her son, Charles Earl Morgan. A celebration of Leona Morgan's life was held at the Morrin United Church, Morrin, Alberta on Tuesday, August 7, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. Interment followed in the Morrin Cemetery. Condolences could also be forwarded to the family at -- www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Service providers, Eventide Funeral Chapels, 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222.
Saltel (Hando) -- Elizabeth -- Born July 2, 1920 in Etes Hungary, passed away August 2, 2001 at Brookhaven Care Home, Kelowna, B.C. Elizabeth is survived by her loving daughter Isabelle (Don) Varner, Kelowna, B.C.; son Bill (Carole), Richmond, B.C.; grandchildren, Bill (Nancy), 150 Mile House, B.C., Dave (Syd), Richmond, B.C., Lana (Darin), Winfield, B.C., Sean (Perla), Richmond, B.C., Derek (Kellie), Vancouver, B.C.; four great grandchildren, Shelby, Jordon, Nathan and Brendan. She is also survived by sisters, Matilda and Helen in Hungary; brother Frank (Lucie), Milk River, Alberta. Elizabeth was predeceased by an infant daughter in 1936; husband, William Hando in 1975; parents, Julia and Mike Toth, Hungary. Cremation. There will be no service by request. Inurnment. Elizabeth will be placed to rest with husband Wm. in Drumheller, Alberta at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice in memory of Elizabeth.
Blezard -- Muriel Victoria -- Muriel Victoria (Cole) Blezard, born May 8, 1914 in Ontario, passed away March 22, 2001 at Rocky Mountain House Hospital Extended Care. She was educated in Bewdley Public School, Port Hope High School, Peterborough Normal School and the United Church Training School. Muriel taught in Bewdley School for four years then married Herbert Blezard in 1937.After Herb's ordination in 1938, they began 40 years of ministry together in Saskatchewan, Ontario and Alberta. In 1978 they retired to Drumheller where Muriel continued to live until moving to Red Deer in 1996. She was involved in Sunday School, C.G.I.T., U.C.W., youth groups, study groups and choirs. She was actively interested in world affairs, peace initiatives and environmental issues. Her life-long interest in music, books and learning is a valuable legacy she left to her children.Predeceased by her husband, Herb in 1984; infant son Wendell; brother Glen and sister-in-law Mildred; son-in-law Barry. She is survived by son Ted (Elaine) of Edmonton; daughters Connie Holmes of Saltsprings Island, BC, Elaine of Rocky Mountain House; five grandchildren; one great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held March 25, 2001 at the Memorial Presbyterian Church, Rocky Mountain House, Reverend Ron Tiessen and Reverend Mary Ellen Moore officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to P.W.S&D (Presbyterian Church), or Service and Mission (United Church of Canada) or the charity of the donor's choice. Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements.
Cragg -- Robert James Cragg of Drumheller passed away suddenly on March 23, 2001 at the age of 53 years. He was born September 17, 1947, and spent his life in the Drumheller Valley. He was predeceased by his parents. Robert is survived by three brothers; one sister and their families. Funeral Services for Robert will be held Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 1 -- 00 p.m. from Courtney-Winter's Chapel In The Valley. Interment to follow in the Drumheller Cemetery. Those we love go out of sight but never out of mind They are cherished in the hearts of those they leave behind. Goodbye & God Speed "Cowboy"
Hiller -- Emil Hiller of Hussar, Alberta, passed away at Strathmore on March 25, 2001 at the age of 81 years. Emil was born on June 3, 1919 in Leipzig, Romania. He immigrated to Canada in 1927 with his parents Wilhelm and Matilda Hiller. Emil worked in the mines in Rosedale until 1948 and then moved to the Hussar area where he continued to farm until his retirement in 1990. He continued to reside in the Hussar area, moving to Strathmore in 1999. Emil met and married his loving wife Frances (Kuzma) in 1946. Frances predeceased Emil on March 16, 1994. Emil is survived by four sons, Roger (Cathy) of Hussar, Manville (Karen) of Red Deer, Jack (Nancy) of Strathmore and Sheldon Mark of Red Deer, and predeceased by one son, Emil on March 17, 1993. Six grandsons, Shaun, Chad, Russell, Clark, Derek, and Jon and four grand daughters Audra Robin, Lisa, Jeannette and Roxanne also survive him. He is also survived by two brothers, Alfred (Lorraine) of Westlock and Edwin (Sandra) of Port Clements, QCI, B.C.; five sisters, Tilly of Edmonton, Emma of Dawson Creek, Alvina and Tala of Fawcett, and Nora of Edmonton, as well as several nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 30, 2001 at Knox Presbyterian Church, Bassano, Alberta at 2 -- 00 p.m. Reverend Fiona Wilkinson officiating. Interment Bassano Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Hussar Arena Building Fund, Box 143, Hussar, AB. T0J 1S0, or the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation (1825 Park Road SE, Calgary, T2G 3Y6). WHEATLAND FUNERAL HOME LTD. (Strathmore) in care of arrangements. 934-5666
Kubinec -- Joseph Michael Kubinec, a proud farmer, was born on the family farm January 15, 1921 and passed away peacefully on March 23, 2001 at the Three Hills Health Care Center. He owned the Joan of Arc Ranch and farmed successfully in the Ghost Pine area all of his life. Joe was a 60 year member of the Elks Lodge, an honorary member of the Alberta Hereford Association, an inductee to the Canadian Hereford Association Hall of Fame, a life member of the Knights of Columbus and member of St. Theresa’s Parish, Lumni. He will be lovingly remembered by Marie, his wife of 55 years; his nine children, Pat (Gloria), Kay (George) Frere, Mike (Wendy), Tim (Maureen), Ted (Joan), Sara (John) Brotman, Joe (Maryanne), Kevin (Eleanor), Joan (Doug) Schmidt; 27 grandchildren; sisters, Helen Deal, Josephine (David) Congdon, Amy (Ernie) Dattenburger; brother Edward; brothers-in law; sisters-in law; and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Joe's life was held at Mass on Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at 11 -- 00 a.m. at St. Anne's Church, Trochu, with burial at St. Theresa's Cemetery, Lumni. Prayers were held at St. Theresa's Lumni, Monday at 7 -- 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care of Three Hills Health Care Center, St. Anne's Church Building Fund, Cancer Society, or charity of your choice. Mountain View Funeral Chapel, Three Hills, entrusted with arrangements. 443-5111.
McLay -- Marion McLay, nee Bamfarth, passed away suddenly on March 24, 2001 after a long battle with cancer. Marion was born and educated in Drumheller. She and her husband Ron spent several years in Venezuela and Peru. Time spent in these countries left a lasting impression on Marion. She resided in Coutts, Alberta for several years, and her last months were spent in Drumheller. She leaves to mourn her loss a sister, Elsie Dart; nephew Rick (Pam) Dart and nieces Bre-Ann and Christie. Cremation will take place and at Marion's request no services will be held. She showed courage and determination that has been an inspiration to her nieces and we will all miss her. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel are in care of arrangements.