Carr -- Sherry Carr, aged 45, born and raised in Drumheller, passed away unexpectedly November 1, 2001 at the Foothills Hospital. She will be greatly missed by her family, many friends and community. She leaves to mourn her husband of 26 years, Dave; daughter Jennifer, age 25 and son Christopher, age 23; her mother and father Ben and Jean Naegeli; mother-in-law, Margaret Carr; brothers, Curtis (Dianne), Gregg (Colleena), Kevin (Shelly) and Rick (Rhonda); sisters-in-law Shirley and Dwayne Bjorgan; Linda and Rolly Parent; many nephews and nieces; and close friends. She was an energetic and active individual who involved herself whole heartedly in anything she undertook. She was involved in the curling club, not only as a curler, but as a manager, for three years and on the Board of Directors for seven years. She was a Kinette member for 10 years and took on many offices including president. She owned Fas Gas for 3 1/2 years in which she built up a successful business. She was an active member of the Drumheller Revitalization Committee resulting in Drumheller's Largest Dinosaur. She was also a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Sherry loved to garden and along with her dad and brother spent many hours in the greenhouse growing tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. Recently she involved herself in the world of politics and in the past civic election, won a seat as a council member for the Town of Drumheller. She loved her family, friends and her Town, Drumheller, and this love was greatly returned by all she touched. As a pillar of our community she will be sorely missed by all and the family would appreciate that all donations in her name go to STARS, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7
Sim -- Margaret McDonald Grieve (Peggy) -- December 1, 1906 - November 4, 2001. On November 4, 2001 Peggy Sim passed away in Drumheller Hospital. She was born in Tillicoultry, Scotland and has been a resident of Drumheller for 71 years. Peggy will be sadly missed by her daughter Margaret (Glen); six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; also two daughters-in-law, Dena & Rae. She was predeceased by her husband Ben and two sons, George and Ben Jr. Remember her in your heart. No Service by request. Cremation has taken place. A private interment will be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank her family and friends for their support and kindness. A special thanks to Dr. David Miller & staff of Drumheller Hospital for their attention and kindness during her stay. Also to the staff at Sunshine Lodge where Peggy called home for the past two years, and the Drumheller Home Care Team. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of ones choice.
Story -- On May 30, 2001 Mr. Kermit Krebs Story of Standard, Alberta passed away at the age of 82 years. He is survived by his loving wife Deirdre; four sons, Dwayne (Lucille), Myron, Brian (Wilma Gust) and Brent (Jennifer); four grandchildren, Alan, Greg, Justine and Brielle. Kermit was born in Standard and farmed in the area all of his life. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 2, 2001 at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Standard at 2 -- 00 p.m. with Pastor Brad Everett officiating. Interment followed in the Standard Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made directly to the Standard Arena, Standard, AB, TOJ 3GO. Wheatland Funeral Home Ltd. (Strathmore) in care of arrangements, 934-5666.
Bertsch -- Gladys (nee Ohlhauser), Bertsch was born on December 12, 1923 in Carbon, Alberta, one of four children born to John and Rose Ohlhauser. She grew up on a farm 10 miles southwest of Carbon and attended a country school nearby. Later she attended a sewing school in Calgary and then worked there in the clothing industry for several years. In the spring of 1946 Gladys returned to Carbon and on December 3 of that year she married Otto Bertsch, also of Carbon. They settled on the Bertsch farm south of Carbon where they raised their family and enjoyed a simple but enriching life together. Their farm life continued for 50 years at which time they moved their residence to Three Hills, Alberta. Gladys’ spiritual journey began in 1936 when she began her friendship with Jesus as her personal Lord and Saviour. She testified of her faith through her baptism in 1937 and was active in the youth program of the Freudenthal Baptist Church. She continued to serve the Lord faithfully in the Carbon Baptist church throughout her married life, participating in various music ministries, teaching children in Sunday School, helping and leading the White Cross work, and serving as Deaconess. But perhaps her greatest ministry was in an unofficial capacity as she quietly offered her open heart and hospitality to all she met. She left a rich spiritual heritage for her children and grandchildren and went home to be with her Lord on May 28, 2001. Gladys was predeceased by her parents; her sister Frances in 1963; and her brother Norman in 1991. Mourning her absence are Otto, her beloved husband of 54 years; her daughter Margo (Bill) Baldwin of Carbon, Alberta; her son, Leland (Jennell) Bertsch of Manila, Philippines; her brother Arnold (Hilda) Ohlhauser of Red Deer, Alberta; four grandchildren, Myla-Rae and Correy Baldwin and Allison and Nathan Bertsch; and a host of other relatives and friends, all dear to her heart. Gladys always had a heart for God's mission throughout the world, especially the caring ministries. Gifts given in her memory will be directed toward the school for blind children located at the Banso Hospital in Cameroon, West Africa. Funeral Services were held Thursday, May 31, 2001 from Carbon Baptist Church, Carbon, AB. Interment in Freudenthal Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Sunset Funeral Service, Linden, AB. (403) 546-3903
Braunberger -- Henry Cecil Braunberger passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 in the Drumheller Hospital at the age of 78. Henry was born in Drumheller on July 22, 1922 and is survived by brothers, Lester (Lucille) Braunberger of Calgary and Buck (Thelma) Braunberger of Drumheller; seven nephews; eight nieces; and numerous other relatives and friends. Jennie Louise, his loving wife of 50 years predeceased him. Henry grew up on the family farm and served in the Canadian Army during World War II. Upon his return he joined the Canadian National Railway, initially working in Drumheller and subsequently transferring to Edmonton. After 31 years of service, he retired and shortly thereafter, Henry and Jennie Louise returned to Drumheller to enjoy their retirement years. Henry continued to lead an active life playing golf, horseshoes, attending bingos and socializing with his numerous friends and relatives as often as he could. Henry was well loved by those who came to know him. His presence will be deeply missed by his family, relatives and others whose lives he touched. He is now reunited with Jennie Louise in God's grace. A Memorial Service will be held at the Church of the Nazarene, 627 6 St. East, Drumheller, Alberta on Monday, June 25, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. Refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in memory of Henry may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta & NWT, 124 - 430 - 6 Ave. S.E. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 2S8. Personal Alternative Funeral Services Calgary, 1-888-216-5111 Drumheller 823-5151.
Krueger -- Wilhelm "Bill" Krueger passed away at Drumheller Regional Hospital on Monday, June 11, 2001 at the age of 72 years. Bill was born in Hamburg, Germany on November 6, 1928 and immigrated to Canada in 1952. He and his family moved to Drumheller in 1976, where he operated a sign shop. Bill is survived by his wife of 41 years, Bonita; six children -- Ute (Wolfgang) von Bontani of Hamburg, Germany, Ingrid (Gilbert) Robinson of Okotoks, Jan of Drumheller, Christl (Gerhard) Schwarz of Drumheller, Willy of Vancouver, Richard (Kimberly) of Drumheller; his grandchildren -- Sylvia, Marco, Amanda, Michael, Daniel, Stefan, Austin, Charissa and Jonathan; his sisters Ursula of Port Coquitlam, B.C. and Ingrid of Hamburg, Germany; and his many nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his father Wilhelm and mother Elisabeth. Funeral Services were held at Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel in Drumheller on Friday, June 15, 2001. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic. 1331 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB. T2N 4N2 or the MS Society of Canada, 238 2116 27 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7A6 Courtney-Winter's Funeral Services - Directors. If there are signs that lead the way to Heaven, he's there painting them with a nice crisp outline and silver drop-shadow, every letter made with care and balance, and elegant "thick and thin" never a "slop-shop", and he'll laugh when passing angels stop to watch and comment, "How do you keep your hands so steady?" "You spelled it wrong, ha,ha, just kidding!" "Hey, that's the wrong colour, ha, ha, just kidding!" and then he'll finish each one with a border of complementary colour because a sign is never complete without it. And at the end of the day he'll stop for coffee and think of his family, as he always has, and we'll think of him, as we always will. The last of the great oldtime sign painters; doll house builder; "squeeze-box" player; post card collector; ship lover; artist; author; war hero; and the finest father, opa, brother, uncle and friend in the world.
Hewitt -- Mr. John Hewitt of Rosedale, passed away in Drumheller on June 15, 2001 at the age of 87 years. Just nine days later his wife, Mrs. Madge Hewitt also of Rosedale, passed away in Drumheller on June 24, 2001. John was born on August 12, 1913 in Cheshire, England. Madge was born on October 31, 1917 in Flintshire, North Wales, U.K. John and Madge were married 60 years. John worked as a carpenter for many years and Madge worked as a hairdresser. They had one daughter, Nadine. John and Madge emigrated to Canada in 1986 to join their daughter and her husband, Nadine and John in Strathmore. In 1996 they joined Nadine and John in the Drumheller area. John and Madge enjoyed spending time with their family and friends. John and Madge Hewitt leave to cherish their memory, one daughter, Nadine (John) Duncalf of Verdant Valley; four grandchildren, Lynne Lausen, Paula (Anton) Nerland, Neil (Donna) Duncalf, Lionel (Robin) Duncalf; and eight great grandchildren. Memorial Services for John were held Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 1 -- 00 p.m. from Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel In The Valley. Memorial Services for Madge will be held Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 1 -- 00 p.m. from Courtney-Winter's Chapel In The Valley. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation - Palliative Care Program. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel is in care of arrangements.
Kennedy -- Emily (nee Thompson) Kennedy passed away in Canmore, Alberta on June 23, 2001 at the age of 91 years. She is survived by her daughters Pat (Ron) Greene of Drumheller; Karen Hole of Sundre; and Chris (Bob) Ferguson of Sundre; 11 grandchildren (including 2 “adopted” ones!) and 14 great grandchildren. Born in Crawcrook, Northumberland, England on October 14, 1909, she came to Canada with her parents, brother John and sister Jean (Gillespie) in 1911. They settled first in Coleman and later in the Drumheller Valley, where Emily completed all her schooling. She graduated from Calgary Normal School in 1919 and started teaching in Midlandvale School. Her teaching career spread over 32 years, mostly in the Drumheller area and in Canmore. Former pupils praise her for teaching them the fine art of handwriting. She was involved in hiking and cross-country skiing, and with her husband Bill, headed a 15 member hiking group in the Canmore area for several years. Emily assisted Norma Measor in the formation of the Canmore Public Library and was a Library Board member for three years. She also helped form the Canmore Seniors' Association, fund-raised and worked on its committees, and was its President for two years. During their retirement, Emily and Bill traveled extensively by train, bus, plane, cruise ship, car and motorhome. Following cremation, there will be no funeral or memorial service at Emily's special request. She wants her relatives and friends to think of her as away on another of her trips - the most exciting and adventurous of all, into the mysterious world of the Great Beyond! Memorial donations may be made to the Canmore General Hospital or the Bow River Seniors' Lodge in Canmore, Alberta. Jacques Garden Chapel Funeral Home Directors. Telephone -- 297-0711. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.
Young -- Warren (Wally) Young beloved husband of Norma Young passed away suddenly on June 26,2001 at the age of 65 years Wally was born in Wayne on September 8,1935. The oldest of 3 boys. He was raised and attended school in Cambria. Wally spent 8 years in Royal Canadian Air Force. Wally met & married his first wife Jackie in 1962. They moved to Quesnel were he became a welder. Wally would later meet Norma Schwalm. They were married in 1993 They lived in Kelowna, BC for 3 years. They then moved to Cambria, AB were they resided for the last 5 years. Since moving to Cambria Wally loved to spend time with his grandchildren and enjoyed puttering around his yard with his special pal Honey. Besides his wife Norma Wally is survived by his children Deborah (Gene) Guay of Port Moody, BC; April Young (Gord Tyres) & their son Matt of Prince George, BC; Denise (Nick) Haggarty & their son Keenan of Quesnal, BC; Mary-Ann Young & her sons Matthew & Jesse of Lethbridge, AB; Warren Young (Denise Larson) & their son Warren of Fort St.John, BC. The mother of his children Jackie Taylor. His neice Cherie (Wade) Howard & their son Dylan of Drumheller, AB. Norma's 6 children & 14 grandchildren. Wally was predeceased by his parents Warren & Mary Young and his two brothers Eric & Dennis. Wally will be forever remembered by his family & many friends for his sense of humour & quit wit and for always willing to lend a helping hand. Friends may meet the family at the Rosedale hall on Friday, June 29, 2001 at 2 -- 00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Holden -- Rosalia Palmira (Rose) Holden, a long time resident of the Drumheller Community, passed away in Drumheller on September 20, 2001 at the age of 85 years. Rose came to Canada with her family in 1922 from Italy, took her schooling in Wayne/Drumheller. Rose enjoyed knitting and gardening. She was an avid bowler for many years and loved watching the baseball games on T.V. Rose's greatest joy was loving and caring for her family. Lovingly remembered and always missed by her husband Walter; her children, Barbara (Paul) Calon of Drumheller, Marina (Bruce) Glennie of Edmonton, Grenville (Danna) Holden of Edmonton, Linda (Bill George) Wilson of Grande Prairie, Cora (Gordon) Ripper of Beaumont; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one sister, Anna Barlow; two sisters-in-law, Angela Guidolin, Josephine Guidolin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Service of Remembrance was held Saturday, September 22, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. from St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7.Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel were in care of arrangements.
Stevenson -- It is with great sorrow family and friends announce the tragic passing of Kyla Dawn Stevenson on September 18, 2001.Kyla was born in Calgary on July 1, 1989 and in 1996 she and her family moved to Carbon where Kyla quickly became loved and adored by all who knew her. Kyla's smile and sparkling eyes lit up everything and everyone around her. Kyla had wonderful times with her brother Ryley. They have travelled to many special and exciting places together. Their most memorable trip ever was to Disneyland, Legoland and the astounding Viva Las Vegas!Kyla and Ryley also enjoyed ripping up the pavement with their dad in his 1974 Cuda. Kyla was looking forward to turning 16 so she could push dad into the passenger side and have her turn at the wheel!! Her love for animals was enormous, especially strong for her cat Midnight and her Golden Retriever, Magnum. Kyla's dream was to become a veterinarian. Kyla's close friends kept her busy with giggly sleepovers, hangin out and memorable conversations. Kyla's summer activities included spending many happy times with all of her Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Imaginations soared, as they went about their free spirited adventures. Another highlight was spending the last three summers at Camp Caroline. Kyla was passionate about the camp's horseback riding program and the opportunity to make new friends! Kyla loved music, everything from top 10 pop and country hits to the Golden Rock Hits her parents grew up on. Kyla was quickly becoming a teenager and with it came - fashion, make-up, hairstyles and of course shopping. These things were as important to her as stuffed animals and girlhood treasures were in her past. Kyla was just beginning her babysitting career and it was very fulfilling for both her and the children she cared for. Kyla brought light and hope and joy to everyone she ever met. Her spirit and contagious smile are memories to cherish in all of our hearts forever.
Our Angel Kyla -- Don't be sad for Kyla, she's playing up in the air. She's up in heaven with Jesus, smiling, without a care. She's looking down on all of us, a bright smile on her face. And she's dressed in brilliant angel clothes, all white and full of lace. If you stop and listen with your heart, you can hear her as she sings, and the soft, feathery sound, of her beating, angel wings. So, smile when you think of Kyla, She's a bright, sparkling star above. She's one of God's precious jewels, wrapped in His arms of love. Kyla will be sadly missed by her heartbroken parents Doug and Cathy and her brother Ryley. She will also leave cherished memories with her grandparents; Bob and Lois Middleditch, Ron and Betty Stevenson, great grandparents; Marjorie Coxe and May Ross; her aunties, uncles and cousins, Rob and Pam Middleditch and their son Kyle, Doug and Carly Middleditch and their son Conner, Joni (nee -- Stevenson) and Phil Gilroy and their daughters Trista and Kirsten; Rob and Cheryl Stevenson and their children, Dalyn, Shane and Kirby; Janet Stevenson and Dave Heistad and their daughters Meghan and Kaeleigh.Kyla was predeceased by her great grandparents Buster and Margaret Middleditch, Ed Coxe, Howard and Euphemia Stevenson, Liz Cordiner-Smith Nelson and Robert Smith. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 22, 2001 at Carbon Baptist Church with Pastors Eric Brooks and Doug Asselstine officiating. Interment followed at Delia Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Southern Alberta S.P.C.A. in care of the Carbon School, Box 250, Carbon, Alberta, T0M 0L0. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
Amundson -- Oscar Amundson passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Hospital on December 2, 2001. He was born in Robsart, Saskatchewan on May 18, 1918 to Ragnvald & Serina Amundson. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Victoria; a son Allan (Shirley); a daughter Betty (Bernie) and grandchildren, Jason (Shana), Jaime, Trudi (Tommy) and David. He is also survived by his sister Emma and brother Elmer (Mary) and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents; brothers, Sam and Ralph and sister Teresa. Oscar's life was road construction which involved the supervision and building of many roads around Alberta. We all travel on a lot of the roads that Oscar built. The other love of his life was his family. Funeral Services will be held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church at Dalum on Saturday, December 8, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Society of Calgary (Research), 1920 - 11 St. S.E. Calgary, AB. T2G 3G2. Arrangements are in care of Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel, 823-2666.
Evans -- Evelyn Evans (Davey) of High River, formerly of Craigmyle, passed away at the Alberta Hospital in Ponoka on November 29, 2001 at the age of 83 years. She is survived by her husband Reg Evans, High River; sisters, Mary Young, Hanna, and Elsie Berke, Calgary; her brother, John (Ethel) Davies, Rosedale, Alberta; and her brother-in-law Mel Sloan, Calgary. Evelyn is also survived by her daughter Joyce (Gordon) Biccum, Regina, Saskatchewan, and their children Darla (Ian) Gorst, Regina and Brian (Melanie and her son Graeme) Biccum, Calgary; granddaughters, Laura Davey, her children Tyson and Morgan of Whitecourt, Alberta and Janice (Dale) Okrainetz and their children Brooklyn and Jamie. Evelyn is also survived by Reg's daughter Linda (Mac) McHale, High River and their children, Alex, Aaron and Amanda (Les) Riceton and Amanda's daughter Robin; Reg's son, Jim Evans of High River and his son Ethan; as well as Reg's sister, Betty (George) Johnson and brothers Elwin and Don Evans. Evelyn was born at Finnigan, Alberta where her parents ranched. She received her public schooling in that area and her high schooling at Hanna. She married Maurice Davey in 1941 and they farmed in the Craigmyle district until retiring to High River in 1974. Maurice predeceased her in 1975 and her son Gordon Davey in 1990. Evelyn married Reg Evans in 1983 and has resided in High River until her passing. Evelyn was an outgoing person with many friends and was always ready to help others. She was a member of Morning Light Chapter of O.E.S. at Hanna and Occidental Chapter of O.E.S. in High River, as well as the High River United Church and the Ladies' Auxiliary to the High River Hospital. A Memorial Service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, High River on Monday, December 3, 2001 at 2 -- 30 p.m. The Rev. David Robertson of the High River United Church and Mrs. Shirley Collard D.M., Nanton, officiated. Following cremation she was interred at Rockyview Garden of Peace, Calgary on Tuesday, December 4, 2001 at 11 -- 00 a.m. The Rev. L. F. Ling officiated. If desired, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Calgary (Research) 1920 - 11 St. S.E. Calgary, AB. T2G 3G2. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd., High River, Alberta 1-403-652-2222.
Leonhardt -- Elsie Jean -- Elsie Leonhardt of Westerose, Alberta passed away surrounded by her family, at the Wetaskiwin General Hospital on Friday, November 23, 2001 at the age of 78 years. Elsie continued to show her amazing strength and courage throughout her short battle with a cancerous brain tumor and her 24 year struggle with Multiple Sclerosis. Elsie was born on May 30, 1923, the youngest child to William and Carrie Schmeelke. Elsie spent her childhood and school years in Champion, Alberta, graduating from the Champion High School with thoughts of a career in teaching. Elsie married Victor Leonhardt on November 7, 1942 and moved to Drumheller where she and Victor farmed for 21 years. During these years she was blessed with one daughter and six sons. She, Victor and family were active members of the Grace Lutheran Church of Drumheller. In 1963 the family moved to the west shore of Pigeon Lake where they continued to farm. In 1966 Elsie began writing for the Wetaskiwin Times as the Battle Lake community correspondent. Eventually, her role expanded to a regular weekly column entitled "Beans and Buttermilk." Her column included many tales of her experiences growing up on the Alberta prairie during the Depression years and re-told stories of her pioneer ancestors. However, her search for new topics sometimes led to the odd social and even occasional political commentary. Writing was her main passion and she was proud to be known as "the lady who writes in the paper." Elsie enrolled in a short story writing course and compiled a number of short stories in hopes of one day seeing her work published. Her "Beans and Buttermilk" column appeared as a regular feature in as many as 6 weekly newspapers in Alberta. In 1991 Elsie was forced to stop writing her column due to the toll taken by Multiple Sclerosis. Elsie was able to continue her other favorite pastime of reading, and spent many hours with a book in her hands. Elsie became quite active in the Battle Lake Baptist Church and many Sundays enjoyed being the church pianist. After retiring Elsie and Victor continued to live at the west end of Pigeon Lake until shortly before her passing. She will be forever remembered by her loving husband, Victor; children, Ernie and wife, Laurie Leonhardt, Don and wife, Gloria Leonhardt, Rosemarie and husband, Larry Creighton, Murray and wife, Marie Leonhardt, Allan and wife, Betty Leonhardt, Gary and wife, Marilyn Leonhardt, Kevin and wife, Cindy Leonhardt; 16 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; brother, Leith and wife, Dora Schmeelke of Champion, Alberta; sister, Marion and husband, Earl Stenson of Lacombe; numerous nieces; nephews; and many friends. Elsie is predeceased by her parents, William and Carrie Schmeelke and a sister in infancy. A Service to celebrate Elsie's life was held at the Battle Lake Baptist Church on Saturday, December 1, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. Memorial donations to the Battle Lake Baptist Church, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Alberta or the Lutheran Laymen's League are gratefully accepted. Baker Funeral Chapel, Wetaskiwin in care of arrangements (780) 352-2501.
Buhler -- William Elmer Buhler, our dad, passed away November 30, 2001 with his wife by his side in Carbon, Alberta at the age of 63 years. Dad was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan on September 11, 1938. He was the fifth child of six children born to William and Tina (Leppky) Buhler. He lived on a farm and went to school near Nipawin. In August 1964, Dad and Mom were married. They farmed near Carbon and soon after, Dad also started his own trucking business. Mom and Dad had been blessed during their time in Carbon with 5 children. Years later, Dad got the itch to move north and in 1979 they sold the farm and moved the family to Peace River where Dad continued driving truck from Peace River to Edmonton until 1986 when he bought his own truck and started hauling for himself. In 1994, Dad wanted to try long hauls, going down to the U.S.A. They saw a lot of scenery in Canada and the United States. While in Peace River, Dad discovered a love for woodworking. His effort and talents reflected in everything he made. In 1995, Mom and Dad sold their acreage in Peace River and travelled for a while. He then took on various employments in construction, landscaping and ranching. Dad retired in January 2001 and they moved to Carbon. Mom and Dad, as best friends, were always together and they finally were able to relax and enjoy their time together with their children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his wife, children, grandchildren and other family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife, Doris Buhler of Carbon; sons, Vic (Nancy) Buhler, Darrick (Raelene) Buhler; daughters, Carolyn Armstrong, Melanie (Trevour) Buhler, stepmother Elsie (Ziegler) Stumm; sisters, Tina Neufeld, Ann (Henry) Jensen; brothers, John (Linda) Buhler, Peter (Laverne) Buhler; sisters-in-law, Joyce Buhler and Mabel Schmidt; brother-in-law, Irvin (Lynda) Ziegler and many other relatives. Grampa will be missed by all his grandchildren, Kohl, Victor, Clinton, Jenna, Alexandria, Kyle, Ryan and Chanel. Dad was predeceased by his father, William Buhler and mother, Tina Buhler; son Clinton Buhler; brothers-in-law, George Neufeld and Frederick Schmidt; father and mother-in-law, Ben and Martha Ziegler and step-mother Ida Ziegler. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, December 4, 2001 in the Carbon Baptist Church with Pastor Harold Hunter officiating. Interment followed in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. In Elmer's honor, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Gideons or the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation. Mountain View Funeral Chapels, Three Hills entrusted with arrangements. 403-443-5111.
Halliday -- James -- James "Scotty" Halliday. Dad quietly and lovingly said goodbye to us on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at the Vulcan Extendicare Centre. He was just a few days away from his 87th birthday. He'll be forever remembered by his wife Julie, daughter Karen (Bill) McFarlane, grandsons Jay (Kirsten) and Trevor (Janeil) McFarlane all of Okotoks, son lan Halliday of Calgary, daughter Debbie Gibson of Calgary, son Jim (Donna) Halliday of Drumheller and their children Jamie (Kara), Shauna (Lorne) and Jodi (Brian). Special thanks to the staff at the Vulcan Extendicare for their compassionate care. In keeping with dad's wishes, there was no service held. A Private family interment took place. If friends desire, in lieu of flowers, donations in Scotty's memory may be made to the Vulcan Extendicare Centre, Box 810, Vulcan, Alberta TOl2BO. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.
Jarvis -- David Wayne. On September 19, 2002 at the age of 52 surrounded by family and friends, David went to meet his King. David leaves behind his wife and best friend Helen (a.k.a. Dearsy), two daughters Toni (John) and Tanya (Ben), granddaughter Darbi Rose, brothers and sisters Michael (Laura), Judy (Ed), Debbie (Tim), Pat (Lil), Shelley (K.C.) and their families. Also left behind are father and mother-in-law Stanley and Emily Belczowski, sister-in-law sophie (Archie), brother-in-law Wally as well as extended family Dale and Connie Anger and their children Tracy (John) and daughter Sara, Tara (John), Trista (Bill) and Shayne. David also leaves behind many other devoted friends and family. He was predeceased by his father and mother Neville and Sheila Jarvis. David was born in Camrose, AB. and raised in Morrin. After acquiring his diploma in Gas Technology he moved to Cessford with wife Helen where they eventually began Cessford Oilfield Services Ltd. In the last few years David started his own consulting business. David will be missed for his gentle and kind nature. He loved to tell stories, play with children, and have loads of fun. his interests included sports, westerns, camping and traveling. David's family will remember his true example of courage, leadership and enduring faith in his long struggle. The love and friendship he shared in the end with Helen was unsurpassed. They were an example for all and touched numerous lives. Special thanks to the many prayer warriors, to the loving staff of unit 34 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital, Dr. Alan Lynn, Dr. Amad and the many other caring staff that touched their lives. Memorial service to be held Monday, September 30th at 1 -- 30 p.m. at the Victory Church in Brooks, AB. Reception to follow. Donations in David's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, organ Transplant Foundation or the Peter Lougheed hospital. "Oh Davey and Daddy we miss you!"
Leigh -- Irene Grace Irene Grace Leigh of Drumheller passed away, September 16, 2002 at the age of 95. Arrangements will be made for a late fall service. Dates and time will be announced. Courtney- Winters Funeral Chapel. 403-823-2666.
Shadlock -- Darcy Glen It is with deep sorrow we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, son, brother, uncle and dear friend on September 20, 2002. Darcy was born in Drumheller, Alberta, on November 26, 1959, to Walter and Anna Shadlock, completing their family with an older brother Lawrence and sister Joanne. He grew up farming and ranching in the Drumheller, Morrin and Hanna areas. He graduated from the Drumheller Composite High School in 1977. Eventually he settled down working graders and moved up to a loader operator at the Luscar mine at Sheerness, Alberta, for the last 7 years. He truly enjoyed his job and the bigger the machinery the better! Darcy is survived by his beloved wife, Lorna and her 5 children. They were married June 14, 2002, following a 3 year courtship that made Darcy the happiest he had been after several years of darkness in his life. in their marriage vows, the minister said ≥You cannot choose what changes and chances are to befall you in the coming years, but you can choose the spirit with which you will meet them≤. And for those who knew Darcy, he had such an indomitable spirit. Darcy also leaves to mourn his passing, his children, Tarence and Tylee-Jane Shadlock. Parents Walter and Anna Shadlock of Hanna, Alberta. Brother Lawrence (Marg) and their four children of Hanna, Alberta. Sister Joanne (Mike) Haworth and their 2 children of Medicine Hat, Alberta. Darcy was loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends. We will all miss his mischievous nature, his jokes, his magic tricks and his infectious laughter. "Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its shame, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful, Strive to be happy." From Desiderata. Darcy was cremated as per his wishes and a memorial service is planned for Saturday, September 28, 2002, at the Hanna United Church at 3 -- 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to S.T.A.R.S. Arrangements handled by Courtney's Funeral Services. S.T.A.R.S. 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E8M7 Donations Dept. 403 295 1811 or www.stars.ca Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/NWT Division Office, #200 2424 4th St. S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2S 2T4 (403) 228-4487 Fax -- (403) 228-4506
Jones -- Morgan Edward Jones passed away April 14, 2002 at the age of 56 years leaving behind numerous nieces and nephews and friends. There will be no funeral service. There will be a burial at Drumheller Cemetery on July 29th, 2002 on Morgan and Paulette's wedding anniversary. May both Morgan and Paulette, who passed away on February 14, 2002, have happiness and eternity together.
Nyckolichuk -- Pearl Nyckolichuk (1911 - 2002) passed away at the Continuing Care section of the HA5 Health Services Facility in Drumheller on Sunday, April 21, 2002 at the age of 91 years. Pearl was born in Werbowce, Horodenka (province), Poland on March 31, 1911. Her father immigrated to Canada after the first war and settled on a farm at Maecham (near Saskatoon), Saskatchewan. Pearl, one sister and their mother, (the other married sister remained in Poland) joined their father / husband in 1926. The ship docked in Canada on July 1st of that year. Pearl met her future husband, a miner, in the bustling mining town of Wayne, Alberta while visiting her married sister. She married Nick Nyckolichuk in the Wayne United Church, February 28, 1932. They moved to Midlandvale in 1935. Pearl spent two years at the Baker Sanatorium receiving treatment for tuberculosis. Pearl was pre-deceased by Nick, who died in 1974. She was able to live independently in her house in Midland until declining health made it necessary for her to enter the J.R. Ross Nursing Home in 1998. She enjoyed gardening and teaching the neighbors how to garden. She is survived by her niece Elizabeth (Charles) Brander of Prince George, a number of cousins and close friends, the Eremko family of Midlandvale. A private family service is planned.