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ALBERTA - Drumheller - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 9

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Date: Thursday, 18 August 2016, at 11:59 a.m.

Freypons -- Mrs. Ethel Violet Freypons (nee Humphries) passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital on July 30, 2001 at the age of 89 years. Ethel was born in Brantford, Ontario in 1912. She came to Alberta at the age of three years and resided in Drumheller for 70 years where she was very active in the Knox United Church choirs and Women's Auxiliary. She worked at Canada Employment from 1957 to 1967. She was an active member of IODE and PEO. She came to Calgary in the mid-1980s and lived at Cathedral Manor and Westview Lodge. During her time in Drumheller Ethel loved to golf with her husband John, and enjoyed tailoring and travelling around Canada. She loved painting, crafts and needlework. Ethel was extremely outgoing and loved to socialize with others. She had a ready smile and her kindness was appreciated by all who knew her. Ethel was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend who cherished her family and friends above all. Ethel will be greatly missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Bill Rawlusyk, grandson Bill Rawlusyk and his wife Lisa, granddaughter Kathy McDonnell and her husband Doug, and six great grandchildren, Rebecca, Jessica, Kaitlyn, Nick, Chris, and Matthew. She is also survived by her brother Dick Humphries of Taber, sister Mabel Alder of Kelowna, sister-in-law Doris Humphries of Medicine Hat, and many nieces and nephews. Ethel was predeceased by her husband John, and brothers George and Sam. Funeral Services will be held at Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church (4612 Varsity Drive N.W.) on Thursday, August 2, 2001 at 1 -- 30 P.M. To e-mail expressions of sympathy -- condolences@mcinnisandholloway.com. Subject Heading -- Ethel Freypons. 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 Ethel Freypons, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes (Chapel Of The Bells, 2720 Centre Street N., Telephone -- (403) 276-2296.

Wilton -- Mabel Louise Wilton, a long time resident of Drumheller passed away at the Drumheller Hospital on Friday, July 20, 2001 at the age of 90 years. Mabel was born in Artland, Saskatchewan on October 4, 1910. She was predeceased by her husband Bill; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She leaves to mourn six sons and their children, James (Frances), Carol (Garry) Mahoney, Allan, David (Donna), Donald (Eleanor), Brian (Audrey), Debbie Schinnour, Mike; Bill (Ann), Jill (Rod) Dyck, Mark (Margaret); Doug (Doris), Ken, Dale (Alanna), Rob (Kathy), Lonnie, Pat (Joanne), Julie Borne, Shane Borne; Ken, Wanda (Gordon) Fournier, Christine, Larry (Kris), Tim; Bob (Marie), Stephen (Vicki); and Gordon (Shirley), Charlene (Aaron) Karton, Patricia (Dennis) Schoonderbeek; two daughters and their families, Barbara Campbell, Butch (Tracy); Barb (Larry) Coney, Viola (Bob Yost) Campbell, Mary (Randy) George; and Bonnie (Bill Smith) Jackson, Ed (Aileen), Carolyn (Glen) Ferko; along with numerous great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; one sister, Nellie Burke; other relatives, and many, many friends. Mabel married Bill in 1928 and moved to Drumheller that same year, residing and raising her family here. She lived for her family and was the happiest when surrounded by them. She loved sports and was an avid fan of "her" Drumheller Miners in their Allan Cup years. She loved her music and had a wonderful voice and everyone loved to listen to her sing. Memorial Service was held at the Church of the Nazarene on Friday, July 27, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. with Envoys Roy and Rose Bladen officiating. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Drumheller Palliative Care, Box 4500, Drumheller, AB. TOJ OYO; The Salvation Army, Box 3097, Drumheller, AB. TOJ OYO or to The Arthritis Society, 200, 1301 8 St. S.W., Calgary, AB. T2R 1B7. Personal Alternative Funeral Services assisting with arrangements.

Bantle -- John Anton Bantle. It is with great sadness we tell of the passing of our precious Dad and Papa, Tony Bantle, on April 11, 2002 at the age of 81 years. Dad was born August 6, 1920 and lived the better part of his years in the Wakaw and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan area. Dad recalls times being tough as he grew up, but always remembered the love and support his family provided. Dad enlisted in the Canadian Army in March of 1942 and returned home in January of 1946. It was during this time that Dad met and married his soul mate and lifelong companion, Mary McCann. Upon his return to civil life, Dad took on employment as a bus driver and later became employed at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary. In 1967, Dad relocated the family to Drumheller, Alberta where he continued work with Corrections Canada as a Vocational Automotive Instructor until his retirement in 1978. Dad and Mom loved to socialize with their many friends and were active in many community organizations and various functions. Dad was particularly fond of fishing, camping and hunting, and later on discovered a passion and proficiency for woodworking and general hobby-crafts. His grandchildren were always delighted when Papa prepared that something special for them, while his daughters kept him busy with their wish lists as well. Dad openly welcomed his two sons-in-law into the Bantle family and always looked forward to a coffee break with Jack, which almost always involved a most colourful conversation and round of hearty laughter. From his daughter's perspective, Dad was the know-all, see-all, do-all and we would readily seek out his advice, knowledge, and abilities. Our Dad and Papa always put his family first, and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Anton was predeceased by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary, his son Phil, his parents John and Elizabeth Bantle, and his siblings Al, Ray, Arnold and Betty. He leaves to mourn his passing his daughter Debbie and husband Jack Anderson, daughter Sharon and husband Keith Jacques, grandchildren Connie and husband Kevin, Denise, Chris, Brent, Jason, Justine, along with one great granddaughter. He will also be sadly missed by his remaining siblings, Tina, Vic and Angie, his in-laws in Ontario, and his many other family and friends. Funeral Services were held on Monday, April 15 at St. Anthony's Church with Father Patrick Cramer, celebrant. Internment followed at the Drumheller Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Anton's memory to the Poppy Fund (c/o The Drumheller Legion Branch #22, Box 195, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y0). Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL.

Metzger -- Adolph Metzger passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at the Drumheller Regional Hospital at the age of 75 years. He is survived by his loving daughter Cathy Grabill, grandchildren Cory, Darcy, Jennifer and Cassandra, brothers David and Fred, sister Delina, as well as numerous relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was held at the Fellowship Baptist Church, 226-2nd St. W, Drumheller, AB on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 2 -- 00 pm. In lieu of flowers a donation in Adolph's memory may be made to the Drumheller Fun Team Hockey Club, 106-20th St. NW, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 823-5151

Vogstad -- Edmund Vogstad Sr., born August 7, 1902, in Drammen, Norway, passed away peacefully April 15 at the DHA5 Continuing Care Centre in Drumheller. Predeceased by his loving wife, Osa Edith in 1997, he is survived by his sons Edmund (Joy) of East Coulee, Edward (Carol) of Sylvan Lake, Kenneth of Copenhagen, Denmark, and daughter Edith of One Hundred Mile House in BC. Edmund is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Knox United Church, Friday, April 19 at 10 -- 30 a.m., with Reverend Blair Kirkby presiding. Internment will take place at the Drumheller Cemetery. Donations in Edmund's memory may be made to DHA5 Palliative Care or DHA5 'Memory Garden' (Box 4500, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y0). Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL.

Will -- William (Bill) Frederick Will 1918 - 2002 Mr. William Frederick (Bill) Will, beloved husband of Eleanor of Hussar, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Sunday, April 7, 2002 at the age of 83 years. Bill was born in Haver Hill, Saskatchewan on May 30, 1918. Bill originally came to the Hussar district in 1926 and lived there his entire life. In 1943, he married Eleanor Kidd, a young school teacher. On October 12, 1993, Bill and Eleanor celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. He actively farmed in the Hussar, Rosebud, and Rockyford areas. He was very active within the community and was involved in the establishment of the Hussar Curling Rink, Bow Valley Propane Association and the Hussar Credit Union. Bill and Eleanor enjoyed traveling to other countries. Bill particularly enjoyed their recent trip to the Holy Lands. Other memorable trips involved farm tours. Most of all Bill loved to spend many hours in his 1/2 Ton driving throughout the Prairies viewing farm equipment and grain fields. Throughout his life he valued his children and grandchildren and he was extremely proud of their accomplishments. Bill was a very intelligent, multi-talented, self-motivated individual who worked very hard throughout his life to establish his farm making it possible for his children to receive advanced education. He loved his family and he loved his farm. Besides his loving wife, Bill is also survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Gordon and Dora Will of Rosebud, Ronald Will of Rockyford, Dr. Douglas and Sherilynne Will of California, Dr. Brian and Carlene Will of Washington; two daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Keith Bellamy of Rosebud and Janice and Jim Marischen of Texas; and seventeen grandchildren, Ryan, Michael, Erin, Sophia, Michelle, Andrea, Jason, Matthew, Christopher, Jamison, Nicholas, April (Travis), Heidi, Paul, Clayton, Cassie and Steven. He is also survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Alma Morrill Zinke (Ernie) and Ollie Hulen (Robert); and a niece, Brenda Anderson (Harvey) all of Calgary. Bill was predeceased by his mother and father Annie and Otto Will. Those wishing to pay their respects did so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Thursday, April 11, 2002 from 7 -- 00 P.M. to 8 -- 00 P.M. Funeral Services were held at Beiseker Level Land Seventh-day Adventist Church (9 miles East and 1 mile south of Beiseker) on Friday, April 12, 2002 at 11 -- 30 with Pastor Warner Seidel officiating. Graveside Service followed at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. To e-mail expressions of sympathy -- condolences@mcinnisandholloway.com. Subject Heading -- William Will. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rosebud School of the Arts Building Fund, General Delivery, Rosebud, AB T0J 2T0. In living memory of William Will, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL (403) 276-2296

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.

Berlando -- Doris Berlando, beloved wife of 71years of the late Mr. Silvy Berlando of Calgary, passed away at the Forest Grove Care Centre on Sunday, August 12, 2001, at the age of 89 years. She is survived by three generations of nieces and nephews. Besides her loving husband Silvy, Doris was predeceased by her sisters Lily and Vimy and brothers, William, Thomas and Arthur. Doris was born on January 19, 1912 in Canmore, Alberta.She moved at a young age to Rosedale, Alberta, a mining town located near Drumheller, where she married Silvy in 1929. Doris was an active member of the Rosedale Women's Institute and was employed as a stenographer at the Star Mine. Doris and Silvy moved to Calgary in the early 1950Ős where they operated the Albert Park General Store. Doris later undertook accounting duties at Hector's Steel. Upon early retirements, Doris and Silvy enjoyed a rich, fulfilling life at their cabin near Sundre and travelled extensively during the winter to the Southern U.S. and Mexico. Doris' family would like to thank the staff of Forest Grove Care Centre and the Peter Lougheed Hospital for their care and support. Funeral Services were held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Monday, August 20, 2001 at 10 -- 00 a.m. Graveside Services followed at Drumheller Cemetery on Monday, August 20, 2001 at 3 -- 00 p.m. If so desired, a memorial tribute may be made in Doris' name directly to The Salvation Army, 330 - 1015 - 4 Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2R 1J4. To e-mail expressions of sympathy -- mountainviewfuneral@telusplanet.net. Subject heading -- Doris Berlando. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 17th Avenue S.E. at Garden Road, (1.5 km east of 84th Street SE). Telephone (403) 272-5555.

Fetchyshyn -- Maria (Mary) Fetchyshyn passed away peacefully on August 13, 2001 at the age of 78 years. Mary was born to Anthony & Maria Purtak on February 1, 1923 in Mokra, Poland. Mary immigrated from Germany in 1949 with her husband, Joseph and children, Richard and Roy and they settled in the Rumsey area. She lived there until 1995 when she moved to Trochu. Mary is survived by her son, Richard (Mildred); daughter, Helen (Gayle); grandchildren, Kevin, Rebecca, Stephanie, Erin, Sean; great granddaughter, Ashley. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1974; and son Roy in 1969. Funeral Mass was held on Friday, August 17, 2001 at the St. Anne's Catholic Church, Trochu with Father Les Drewicki Celebrant. Interment followed at the Rumsey Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, Room 124, Professional Building, 430 6 Ave. S.E. Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 2S8. Mountain View Funeral Chapels, Trochu, entrusted with arrangements. (403) 442-4388.

Freitag, Mrs. Emlie -- Emlie Freitag, nee Heinrich was born on March 24, 1908 in Beserabia Romania, out of a family of 12 children, she was the middle child, and only girl, of the five who reached adulthood. Emlie received her education in the Parochial school, in the settlement she grew up in, which was to about grade four. In October of 1927, she married Edward Freitag. They immigrated to Canada with their infant son Arthur in September 1929, to the Hesketh area. They had to have $500 with them because Canada did not give welfare to immigrants as they do today. The great depression hit in 1930 and Emlie and Edward struggled for many years to keep body and soul together. It was at this time that a daughter, Frieda, was born. In 1935, the Freitags rented 3/4 section of land just west of the old Andrew Groenveld place. They farmed there for 16 years, and in 1950 they finally saved enough money to buy their own farm, which was 1/2 section from Emanuel Sailer, and then things went better for them. In 1935, both Emlie and Edward accepted Christ as their Saviour and the following year were baptized and became members of Bethel Baptist Church until 1945 when the Fruedental, Bethel and Zion Baptist churches amalgamated. The Freitag family all became members of Zion Baptist Church (18 miles west of Drumheller on the #9 highway). Emlie was a faithful member and worker there until poor health forced her to live at Sunshine Lodge in Drumheller. After her health deteriorated more, she was admitted to the Nursing Home in Drumheller on August 20, 1998. However, her health was failing more and so on December 22, 1999 she was again moved, this time to the Auxiliary Continuing Care Center in Drumheller. Finally, on July 16, 2001 she was moved back to the Nursing Home because of the Auxiliary closure due to staff shortages. Her health worsened, and Emlie passed away on August 15, 2001. Emlie was predeceased by her husband, Edward in 1986; her son, Art Freitag in 1991; also by three grandchildren, Timothy Bertsch in 1964, Allen Bertsch in 1965, Charlene Bertsch in 1975. She was also predeceased by her parents and all of her brothers and sisters. She leaves to mourn, her daughter Frieda Bertsch and husband Adam, their son Neil Bertsch and wife Lonna and their three children, Kelisha Bertsch, Chancelor Bertsch and Kaitlyn Bertsch; daughter-in-law Lenora Freitag; also nieces and nephews; her church family and friends and neighbors. Funeral Service was held in Zion Baptist Church on Monday, August 20, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. Any memorial tributes will go to Zion Baptist Church Library for additional reading material. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.

Holmes -- Myrtle A.B. Holmes, born August 9, 1913 and passed away August 21, 2001. She was predeceased by her first husbad Leslie Edward Giles in 1980 and her second husband Alan Holmes in 1990. She is survived by three sons and two daughters -- Ross (Marg) Giles, Emerald Park, SK; Phil Giles, Vernon, BC; Linda (Giz) Guimont, Belfair, WA; Beth Braybrook, Drumheller, AB; and Brett (Marie) Giles, Calgary, AB. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Cremation will take place and her ashes will be interred in Regina, SK. By request of the family, there will be no funeral services. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Seland -- Mr. Sigur Seland, a long time resident of Drumheller passed away in Drumheller on August 19, 2001. Sigur was born on November 9, 1906 to Olav and Grunhilda Seland in New York, N.Y. Sigur lived many years in the Drumheller Valley, where he worked as a carpenter. Later on when Sigur retired, he and his wife Hazel could be seen walking downtown arm in arm for coffee and a visit over town. Sigur, although his sight had failed him enjoyed gardening, and was very good at it, and still tinkering with his lifelong occupation of carpentry. Sigur was a faithful servant to God, loved his wife and spending time with his family was always a priority, he will be sadly missed. Sigur leaves to mourn, his brother Ralph (Lynn); sister, Leona; nephews and nieces, Peter, Wendell, Sharon, Loretta, Doug, Bonnie; numerous great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; brother Trygve; sister Agnes; and his loving companion and wife Hazel. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel.

Dodd -- Alvin Woodrow Dodd, 84 of Grande Prairie passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2001 in Grande Prairie at the age of 84 after a lengthy struggle with heart disease. Alvin was born September 4, 1916 in Morrin, Alberta where he spent his childhood on the family farm. Alvin is survived by his wife Nora; his four children -- Lorraine (Tom) Glendinning of Grande Prairie, Bernard (Normie) of Grimshaw, Russell (Mary) of Sexsmith and Brian of Sexsmith; as well as ten grandchildren -- Laurie, Trevor, Mark, Elizabeth, Corey, Danica and Derek Dodd, Geoffrey, Stephen and Kathryn Glendinning. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law Pat Dodd of Bluesky and brother Archie (Helen) of Red Deer; and numerous nieces and nephews. Alvin was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Jane Dodd of Morrin; three sisters, Florence Hodge of Morrin, Elsie Olsen of Drumheller, Ethel Wilcox of Calgary; and eight brothers -- Bill, Jack, Walter, Clarence, Albert, Earl and Everett all of Olds and Gordon of Morrin. He was also predeceased by his daughter-in-law Janet Dodd of Sexsmith and several nieces and nephews. Alvin farmed in the Delia area from 1939 to 1964 when he made the big move to the Clairmont area. He continued farming there until the spring of 1975 when he moved to Grande Prairie for his retirement. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Clairmont United Church with Rev. Chris Donnelly of Beaverlodge officiating. Interment to follow at Emerson Trail Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clairmont Seniors Centre. Arrangements by, Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel, 10005 - 107 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB. T8V 1L8, 780-532-2929.

Gordyko -- Mr. William Gordyko of Calgary, formerly of Drumheller Valley (Cambria), passed away in Calgary on August 24, 2001 at the age of 96 years. Bill was born on February 9, 1905 in the small village of Laskewcka, Austria, which later became Romania. By the time Bill had reached the age of 12 he was without parents. He worked on farms for his room and board which was often a hay stack in the barn. As he became of legal age, he served his term in the army. In 1929 Bill decided to immigrate to Canada on the advice of his half sisters, landing in Halifax. He then found his way via the railway to the Drumheller Valley and the booming coal economy. He started out tending the mining horses, then worked his way to underground coal miner and track-switch layer. In the summer of 1947 at the age of 42 Bill married Margaret, and they started their life together in Star Mine and had two sons, Theodore (Ted) in 1949 and Jack in 1953. With the demise of the booming coal economy, the oil and gas soon took over and Bill worked for the government looking after the newly created provincial park known as Little Fish Lake, in 1959. Bill and Margaret moved their little family to Cambria where they raised their children and created a picturesque yard and maintained it to perfection. In 1973 Bill and Margaret moved to a new home in Drumheller, and with all the hard work as before, produced a beautiful yard and plentiful garden. This was not the last move, they moved into a small apartment in Drumheller and then to the Sunshine Lodge. The last seven years were spent in Calgary to be close to their family. Bill was predeceased by his loving wife of 51 years, Margaret, in 1998. He leaves to cherish his memory, his two sons, Ted of Calgary, Jack (Judy) of Calgary; two grandchildren, Brian and Laura. Service of Remembrance was held Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. from Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel with Pastor Skip MacArthur officiating. Inurnment followed in the Drumheller Cemetery. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel were in care of the arrangements.

Rodgers -- Jo Tallman Rodgers (wife of James Rodgers Sr. originally from the Drumheller area) passed away on August 20, 2001 at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Jo was born in Pendleton, Oregon on June 28, 1932 to Charlotte Olson Tallman. She spent her young adult life in Eugene, Oregon, graduating from University High School and from the University of Oregon with a degree in English and Education. Jo taught 1 year at Roseburg High School in 1955 and married James Rodgers on July 14, 1956 in Eugene. Thereafter she became a full-time mother moving to the Tacoma area in 1959. She is preceded in death by her father, Folsum and mother, Charlotte Tallman. She is survived by her husband James Rodgers Sr. and children Lisa Rodgers-Potter of Montreal, Jim Rodgers Jr. and Sharon L. Wilford both in the Seattle area. She is blessed with the following grandchildren -- Andrew & Sarah Potter; J. J. & Tara Jo Wilford; and three more grandsons - James Barrett, Evan & Joseph Rodgers. Many thanks to family doctor Ken Ritter, Swedish Oncologist Henry Kaplan, the group of nurses at the Cancer Clinic, and the 12th floor nursing group for their excellent care & service. Jim Rodgers Sr. would love to hear from any old friends. Condolences can be e-mailed to him at rodgerssr@foxinternet.net

Allen -- Mr. John L. Allen of Drumheller, passed away with his family by his side on July 9, 2001 at the age of 60 years. John was born on July 4, 1941 in England, to Patrick and Florence Allen. John grew up and took his schooling in England. He immigrated to Canada in 1970. John met and married Lyn Corless in 1972. He received his Masters in Health Administration at the University of Ottawa. The family spent fifteen years in Whitehorse, Yukon, where John and Lyn established Mallard Homes. After raising two children, they moved to Drumheller in 1998, where Mallard Homes continued to provide a service in the community. John leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Lyn of Drumheller; his daughter, Polly of Victoria; his son, Daniel of Montreal; sister, Lucy and a lifetime of friends. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. from St. Magloire's Anglican Church in Drumheller. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Calgary Habitat for Humanity, Bay 125, 2323 - 32 Ave. N.E. Calgary, AB. T2E 6Z3. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel are in care of arrangements.

Elliott -- James Francis (Frank) Elliott, long time farmer and rancher of the Irricana/Beiseker district, passed away peacefully in Lacombe, Alberta on July 4, 2001 at the age of 89 years. Frank was a well-known rancher and horse breeder growing up at the Beaver Dam Horse Ranch on the Rosebud River, ten miles east of Irricana. He was born in Vancouver in September 1911, coming to the ranch in 1916. He rode a saddle horse to school in Irricana and helped operate the horse trading business with his father for many years, shipping horses mainly to eastern Canada. Frank married Marie Louise Thurber and they raised cattle, sheep and horses, enjoyed many happy years on the ranch before retiring to Beiseker. During his youth, Frank was an avid rodeo competitor in local calf roping contests. He was also an outrider for early chuck wagon races at the Calgary Stampede. His interest in the sport of rodeo continued to the end. Frank enjoyed a multitude of friends and acquaintances in agricultural circles and across the province, who will all miss his quiet ways and fine, gentle manners. Frank is survived by six cousins and their families, Mary Pillpotts, of White Rock, BC, Rod Fraser of Mt. Lehman, BC, Allan Elliott of Kelowna, BC, Mary Cannings of Carbon, AB, Margaret Bunde of Scottsdale, AZ and Fred Rule of Norman, OK. Frank was predeceased by his beloved wife Louise in 1989, a close friend, Dale MacRae, his mother, Ethel May in 1953 and his father, Jack Elliott in 1951. Funeral Services will be held at St. Mary's Church, Beiseker on Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. with the Rev. Gordon Saville officiating. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Beiseker. To e-mail expressions of sympathy -- condolences@mcinnisandholloway.com Subject heading -- Frank Elliott. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Cowboy Benefit Fund, #233, 2116 - 27 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB. T2E 7A6. Telephone (403) 250-7440. In living memory of Frank Elliott, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home, "Chapel Of The Bells", 2720 Centre Street N., Telephone -- (403) 276-2296.

Gillies -- Mrs. Margaret Gillies, beloved wife of the late Jack Gillies, passed away in Taber on Saturday, June 30, 2001 at the age of 90 years. Margaret was born on December 18, 1910 in Lethbridge. She later met Jack Gillies and were married in 1932. They resided in Lethbridge for many years before moving to East Coulee near Drumheller where she was employed in various fields of work. Margaret's family was always important to her and in 1994 she moved to the Fletcher family farm to be closer to her daughter, Millie. She enjoyed a healthy, active life and for many years was a member of the Elks and the Legion. Margaret will be forever remembered and missed by her daughters, Diane (Christopher) Oliver and their family, Pamela Oliver (Joey Vinko), John (Jeannette) Oliver and Jackie (Jim) Baird; daughter, Millie (Alden) Fletcher and their family, Lynn (Terry) Marcellus and Rhonda (Scott) Craig; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Stitt and Mildred Bogusky as well as numerous nieces nephews and other relatives. She was predeceased by her husband Jack and a grandson Christopher. The Funeral Service was held at Southland Funeral Chapel (5006 - 48th Ave.) Taber, on Thursday, July 5, 2001 at 2 -- 00 P.M. with Reverend Father Jim de los Angeles of St. Augustine's Catholic Church officiating. Interment followed in the Taber Memorial Garden. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Margaret's name can be made directly to the Continuing Care Facility c/o the Taber Hospital Foundation, 4326 - 50th Ave. Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9. Arrangements were in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber, Alberta. Telephone -- 1-888-223-0116.

Devaleriola -- Richard Theodore Devaleriola passed away July 15, 2001 at the age of 60 years. He will be deeply missed by his wife Myra; daughters, Shannon (Brian Basisty), Becky (Jim Finch); and grandsons, Levi, Devon and Cole. He grew up in Morrin, Alberta with his four brothers and sisters, Maimie, Florence, Duke and Dean. Richard and Myra were married in 1961 in Fort St. John where they spent 26 years. He established an oilfield trucking business, selling in 1985 and moved to Airdrie, Alberta in 1987. Richard was an avid hunter, loved river boating, riding his Harley and his home away from home in Yuma, Arizona. He cherished the moments he spent camping, picnicking and visiting with his family. His family will always remember and miss his special loving ways. Funeral Services to be held at The Morrin United Church, Morrin, Alberta on Friday, July 20, 2001 at 11 a.m. Interment at Morrin Cemetery and lunch at the Morrin Hall to follow. Arrangements in care of Lawrence (Larry) Slywka of Slywka's - Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Cochrane, Alberta, Telephone 1-403-932-1039.

Wilton -- Mabel Louise Wilton, a long time resident of Drumheller passed away at the Drumheller Hospital on Friday, July 20, 2001 at the age of 90 years. Mabel was born in Artland, Saskatchewan on October 4, 1910. She was predeceased by her husband Bill; 4 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. She leaves to mourn six sons and their children, James (Frances), Carol (Garry) Mahoney, Allan, David (Donna), Donald (Eleanor), Brian (Audrey), Debbie Schinnour, Mike; Bill (Ann), Jill Dyck, Mark (Margaret); Doug (Doris), Ken, Dale (Alanna), Rob (Kathy), Lonnie, Pat (Joanne), Julie Borne, Shane Borne; Ken, Wanda (Gordon) Fournier, Christine, Larry (Kris), Tim; Bob (Marie), Stephen (Vicki); and Gordon (Shirley), Charlene, Patricia (Dennis) Schoonderbeek; two daughters and their families, Barbara Campbell, Butch (Tracy); Barb (Larry) Coney, Viola (Bob Yost) Campbell, Mary (Randy) George; and Bonnie (Bill Smith) Jackson, Ed (Aileen), Carolyn (Glen) Firko; along with numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; one sister, Nellie Burke; other relatives, and many, many friends. Mabel married Bill in 1928 and moved to Drumheller that same year, residing and raising her family since. She lived for her family and was the happiest when surrounded by them. She loved sports and was an avid fan of "her" Drumheller Miners in their Allan Cup years. She loved her music and had a wonderful voice and everyone loved to listen to her sing. Memorial Service will be held at the Church of the Nazarene on Friday, July 27, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. with Envoys Roy and Rose Bladen officiating. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Drumheller Palliative Care, Box 4500, Drumheller, AB. TOJ OYO; The Salvation Army, Box 3097, Drumheller, AB. TOJ OYO or to The Arthritis Society, 200, 1301 8 St. S.W., Calgary, AB. T2R 1B7. Personal Alternative Funeral Services assisting with arrangements.

Anderson -- Edna Marian Anderson, a long-time resident of the Acme area, passed away on May 28, 2001 at the Tom Baker Cancer Center of the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. A native Albertan, Marian (born Edna Marian McKee) grew up in the Drumheller area, married Albert B. Anderson, also of Drumheller, and moved to Crossfield where Albert ran a bulk fuel dealership. Shortly thereafter, in 1959, Marian, Albert and new son Albert Thomas moved to the Acme area where they began farming. Unfortunately, Marian contracted severe arthritis in her early 30s, and the family moved into the town of Acme where life would be a little easier and Albert B. began trucking. She remained a resident of Acme until her passing. Marian is predeceased by her husband Albert Barton who passed away in May of 1987 due to heart problems, and is survived by her son Albert Thomas, his wife Teresa; and four grandsons, Albert Ryan, Robert Louis, William Halden and Andrew Bryce. Her brother, Howard McKee, sister, Louisa Lowen, and their families, all of Drumheller, also survive her. She will be greatly missed by all. Services were held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home, on Friday, June 1, 2001 at 2 -- 00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Kneehill Ambulance Service c/o Town of Three Hills, Box 610, Three Hills, Alberta TOM 2AO or the Canadian Cancer Society, 2nd Fl. 215 - 12 Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 17 Avenue SE at Garden Road, (1.5 km east of 84th Street SE ) Telephone (403) 272 - 5555.

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