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ALBERTA - Drumheller - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 12

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Date: Thursday, 18 August 2016, at 12:00 p.m.

Young -- Barbara Pauline Young (Nash) passed away peacefully on April 9, 2002. Predeceased by her father, Norman Nash and niece Shelley Rae Nash. Barbara will be lovingly missed by her daughter Talia (Chris), son Dean, mother Oakie, brothers Guss (Terry), Fred (Donna), Gordon (Marvel), sister Penny (Bob); nieces and nephews and a host of friends and many other people whose lives she touched. A memorial service was held on April 13, 2002 at the Burquitlam Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

Cuncannon -- Vern Cuncannon, beloved husband of Barbara of 53 years of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Centre on Tuesday, December 4, 2001 at the age of 79 years. Besides his loving wife, Vern will be dearly missed by his daughter Lorraine (Brent) Elton of Edmonton, his sons -- Bruce (Susanne) Cuncannon of Turner Valley and Blair (Louise) Cuncannon of Calgary and his grandchildren -- Jason, Stephanie, Andrew, Adam, Holly, Candace, Ryan and Mark. He will also be lovingly remembered by his brothers -- Bob Cuncannon and Jack (Lynn) Cuncannon, his sister Grace Churchill as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Vern was born and raised in Morrin, Alberta. He served in the Air Force as a mechanic from 1942 - 1945 and later worked as a mechanic in Morrin, Drumheller and Calgary, where he eventually retired in 1984. Vern enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who touched his life. A Special Thank you to the doctors and nursing staff of the ICU, Unit 24 of the Peter Lougheed Centre. Funeral Services were held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Saturday, December 8, 2001 at 10 -- 00 a.m. Graveside Services followed in the Garden of The Last Supper of Mountain View Memorial Gardens. To e-mail expressions of sympathy -- mountainviewfuneral@telusplanet.net Subject Heading -- Vern Cuncannon. 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.

Johnson -- Henry Charles Johnson passed away December 14, 2001 at Drumheller Regional Health Complex at the age of 92 years. Henry was born June 21, 1909 in Reliance, South Dakota to Anton and Annie Johnson, the seventh in a family of ten. The family homesteaded in Brightsand in 1911. Henry completed his grade eight at the Pine Ridge School. Henry married Martha Jothen who had come to teach at Pine Ridge School in 1932. Upon arrival to the area, Martha boarded with the Johnsons. During his life Henry worked at numerous jobs. In his earlier years he worked with his brothers, logging. Later he was a Watkins dealer and on September 21, 1937 he operated the Brightsand Post Office where he hauled mail from St. Walburg and in 1938 they opened the store. He also did some truck driving in 1941. Henry enjoyed playing the violin, accompanying his wife and brothers in the family orchestra, often entertaining families in their homes. Henry was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1944, and was confined to a wheelchair. Martha, with the family's help, carried on with their store business. Upon reaching retirement they sold the business and went to live near their daughter in Drumheller. After the move, Martha suffered through a series of operations and passed away in February of 1978. With help from Home Care, Henry continued to live in their suite until November of 1997 when he moved into the Continuing Care Centre. There he enjoyed visits from family and friends, music activities and church services. He was predeceased by -- his parents; his wife; and nine siblings. Henry leaves to mourn his passing -- two sons, Lorne (Rosemarie) and Wayne (Louise); one daughter, Lucille (Gordon) Ector; eleven grandchildren, Linda (Id) Schafer, Pat West, Donna (Al) Cleary, Lorne (Jennifer), Allan (Barbara), Jo Ann (Glenn) Smith, Lorna (Ken) Roselle, Gail (Paul) Goulet, Brian, Glenn (Karen), and Kevin; nineteen great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Art Jothen and Arnold Knutson; five sisters-in-law, Agnes Johnson, Ruth Drew, Gladys Knutson, Jeannette Bakos and Alice Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for the late Henry Johnson were held on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. from the Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Walburg, Saskatchewan with Pastor Ken Keller officiating. Pallbearers were, Brian Ector, Glenn Ector, Kevin Ector, Glenn Smith, Lorne Johnson, Allan Johnson, Paul Goulet, and Ken Roselle. Honorary bearers were all of Henry's friends and relatives. The eulogy was given by his grandson, Brian Ector and Lorne Johnson. Dave Macknak and Bill Bleakney were the ushers for the service. The interment followed the service at the Spruce Bluff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Drumheller Chapter, or to the charity of the donor's choice. Marshall's Funeral Home Ltd. of St. Walburg, Saskatchewan was in care of the arrangements.

King -- Thomas King passed away Friday, December 21. 2001. He was born June 1, 1949 and lived in Whitecourt. He is survived by his wife Merrily; mother Tina; brother Dennis and Sister Sandra; along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister Noreen; and Nephew Cotton. He touched many people and was loved and will be missed by friends. Memorial Service will be held Friday, December 28, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Knox United Church.

Stalker -- Christine Anne (Chris) Stalker, the second of three children, born February 5, 1975 in Vancouver, B.C. passed away December 8, 2001. Christine moved to Carbon at the age of 3 months. From age 3 to 15 she took dance lessons with Joyce Reddy in Calgary. At age 15, she came down with chronic fatigue syndrome, ending her dreams of being a dancer. Over the next couple of years, Chris also started suffering from asthma, seizures and chronic migraines. Despite her many ailments, she never complained of her pain. She was a member of the Carbon 4-H Shadow Riders for 11 years and when well enough, assisted as a 4-H leader in recent years. Chris loved rodeos, her animals, especially her horses, all kinds of music, dancing, reading and baseball. She leaves to mourn her passing, her parents, John and Carol; sister JoAnne; brother Steven (Tina); and nephew Cole; grandmothers, Anne Down (Carbon), and Betty Stalker (Victoria); her dearest friend Jim Macdonald; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by both her grandfathers, Bill Downe and John Stalker. Chris will be sadly missed by all those whose lives she touched. A Memorial Service was held December 13, 2001 at the Carbon Community Centre.

Friedley -- Clifford Ralph January 28, 1915 - April 24, 2001 -- Clifford Ralph Friedley went to meet his Lord on April 24, 2001 at 86 years old. Dad was born in a sod shack 3 1/2 miles south of Delia on his parents Phillip and Emily (Cooper) Friedley's homestead on January 28, 1915. He was the eldest of nine children. His father passed away when Dad was 13 years old forcing him to try and make a living to support his brothers and sisters. He worked for neighbours and also in the coal mines, being a very hard working capable young man. Dad spent many hours with his brothers in the Handhills, playing games, climbing trees and running barefoot. On December 3, 1941 Clifford married Marguerite Lomas, and they resided on the family farm at Delia. In 1944 Clifford bought a farm at DeWinton and until 1956 he farmed there with his drive back and forth to Delia, farming in both places. In 1956, finding being at both farms too much, he bought the Julson farm south west of Delia and moved his family back to his beloved Handhills where he continued his farming. Dad was very proud of holding his long running Wheat Board permit book for over 61 years. He also spent a lot of time in the Saskatoon patch, loved to sing and was very musical. Clifford and Marguerite moved to Delia in 1980 and Dad continued to drive to the farm every day and work from dawn to dusk. In 1990 he lost his two life long companions, his wife Marguerite and farming partner brother Roy. Dad continued to live in Delia and farm until 1996 when he moved to the Sunshine Lodge in Drumheller. Living in Drumheller was a totally different life for Dad, he walked to the stores and loved I.G.A. "donut day" where he could visit old acquaintances. Dad loved Jigsaw Puzzles and astonished people with his talent for finishing a tough puzzle. Dad's illness forced him to move to the nursing home in September 2000. His determination with his fight against cancer showed us his strengths. We have learned much from him being in our lives. Clifford was predeceased by his wife Marguerite; son Donald; great grandson Dylan; his father Phillip; his mother Emily; brothers, Roy, Bill, Hardy and Raymond; and his sister Phyllis Birkheim. He is survived by his loving family, daughter, Yvonne; and son Ken (Jackie); his grandchildren, James (Brenda), Cathleen (Blair), Stephen, Tiffannie, Tayller, Tyson, Tahner and Lindsay Rae. He is also survived by his great grandchildren, Ryan, Reid and Sarah. He will be missed by his brother Elmer; sisters Daisy Killian, Vera (Abe) Schartner and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for Mr. Clifford Friedley were held on Monday, April 30, 2001 at 1 -- 00 p.m. from The Delia United Church with Pastor Wayne McCracken officiating. Interment followed in the Delia Cemetery. Donations in memory of Clifford may be made to the T.R. Ross Nursing Home, Palliative Care Unit, Box 4500 Drumheller, AB. TOJ OYO. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. Dad loved Jesus and his worn out Bible attests to how much he used it.2 Timothy 4-7-8.I have fought the good fight I have finished the race I have kept my faith And there is in store for me the crown of righteousness.

Rempfer -- Freida 1912-2001 -- Freida Rempfer (nee Schmidt), beloved wife of the late Emil Rempfer of Calgary, passed away peacefully following a lengthy illness, at the Brentwood Nursing Home on April 29, 2001 at the age of 89 years. Freida is the loving mother of Virgil (Anne) of Carbon, Leona (Dave) Palmer of Edmonton; loving grandmother of Cindy (David) Roy of Wetaskiwin, Teri (Jeff) Egert of Pickardville, Katherine Rempfer of Carbon, and John Rempfer of Carbon. She will be lovingly remembered by her sister Ida Rempfer of Torrington; brother Ben Permann of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Freida was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Ernestine, Ted, Emma, Ella, Johnny, Christian, Jake, John, Emma, Paul, Sam and Walter. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. Interment to follow in the Garden of Everlasting Life, Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, a memorial tribute may be made in Freida's name directly to the charity of the donor's choice. To e-mail expressions of sympathy -- mountainviewfuneral@telusplanet.net Subject heading -- F. Rempfer. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road, (1.5 km east of 84th Street S.E.). Telephone (403) 272-5555.

Lewis -- Dora Ann Lewis passed away surrounded by her family at the Drumheller Hospital on Monday, May 7, 2001 at the age of 84 years. She will be missed so much by her family, Geraldine (Ted) Avramenko of Calgary, Janet (Len) Kleinschroth of Morrin; her grandchildren, Tammy (Matt), Jeff, Terena (Colin) and Randy; her sister, Wilma (Don) Gather Cole of Calgary; sister-in-law, Helen Anderson of Medicine Hat; many cousins; nieces and nephews and many friends.Dora was predeceased by her husband Austin Lewis; her parents Albert and Ina Anderson and brother Gordon Anderson. All who knew Dora shall forever miss her, who gave our lives so much love, caring, compassion, humour and joy. Service of Remembrance to be held in the Morrin United Church on Friday, May 11, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Morrin United Church or the Morrin Cemetery Fund. Arrangements are in care of Courtney Winter's Funeral Chapel.

Olmstead -- Max Eugene Olmstead was born September 20, 1939 at Hanna, Alberta, and passed away suddenly on Monday, April 16, 2001 at the age of 61. He is survived by his special friend, Edna Nicholson of Cudworth, Saskatchewan; his brother Wallace (Betty) Olmstead of Craigmyle; sister Gloria (Ken) Couturier of Rumsey; and brother Richard (Gail) Olmstead of Craigmyle; as well as numerous nephews; nieces and great nephews and nieces. For forty five years, Max continued the building moving legacy that was his family's livelihood, until recently in 1999 when diagnosed and treated for a cancerous brain tumour. Shortly after his recovery he fractured a hip, leaving him unable to return to work, allowing him more time for collecting and fixing all his priceless possessions. In Max's younger years he enjoyed fishing, camping and socializing. Max will be missed by all because he was known to take time to stop and talk or give a helping hand. A Graveside Service was held at the Hanna Cemetery on Friday, April 20, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. If friends so desire, donations in Max's memory may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331-29th St. N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2. Personal Alternative Funeral Services Hanna 854-5400

Boyd -- Bryan Alexander Boyd of Rosedale, Alberta, beloved husband of Pamela Shannon, passed away on May 9, 2001 at the Drumheller Hospital at the age of 46, after a brief but very courageous battle with cancer. Bryan is survived by Pam; his young son Robby and two daughters, Abby (Curtis) Notland of Morrin, Alberta and Sarah Boyd of Drumheller, Alberta; his mother Rose of Cambria and his sister Kathleen (Ron) Goriuk of Rosedale, Alberta, as well as sister-in-laws, Sharon, Laurie, Linda (Don) and several nieces and nephews. Bryan was predeceased by his father John (Joc) Boyd; his sister Gloria and his brothers, John and Robert (Bob). Bryan was born, raised and attended school here in the Valley. He had a love for working with wood and attended school at Keano College in Fort McMurray and N.A.I.T. in Edmonton where he became a Journeyman Carpenter. He later decided to go into cabinetry where he could use more of his woodworking talents. One only has to look around to see many examples of his workmanship in many businesses and homes in and around the Drumheller area. Bryan served several years on the Volunteer Fire Department in Rosedale. He had a love for sports, especially baseball and billiards. Bryan enjoyed simple things in life such as reading, fishing and most importantly, sharing good times with his friends and family. In Bryan's short lifetime he touched the hearts of many people and will be sadly missed but fondly remembered. Those wishing to pay their respects were able to do so on Saturday, May 12, 2001 at the Rosedale Community Hall where a Memorial was held. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in the deceased name directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Cancer Research, 1331 - 29 St. N.W. Calgary, AB. T2N 4N2 Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel were in care of the arrangements. In living memory of Bryan Boyd a tree will be planted at the Rosedale Community Hall.

Murray -- Thomas Earl Murray passed away peacefully on May 10, 2001. Thomas was born on April 16, 1910 in Minnatonis, Manitoba. He spent 45 years working for the CNR in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, retiring to Enderby, B.C. in 1971. He liked to garden and when he moved to Delia, Alberta in 1983 he continued to garden and was known to grown very large onions. Thomas also liked to play pool with the Seniors where he became better known as the "Hooker". Left to mourn his passing is his wife Huldah; daughter Lorraine (Arnold) Jorgensen; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. May he rest in Peace

Simpson -- Mr. Les Simpson of Wayne passed away suddenly on May 12, 2001 in Wayne at the age of 53 years. Service of remembrance will be held Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 1 -- 00 p.m. from the Wayne Community Hall. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Wayne Community Association.

Snyder -- Eleanor Margaret Snyder passed away peacefully in Brooks, Alberta on May 8, 2001 at the age of 89 years. Born in Lakeview, Alberta on October 8, 1911 she received her early education in Elnora, Alberta and graduated from Calgary Normal School in 1931. Eleanor and Jack Snyder were married on November 14, 1935 and had lived in various Central and Southern Alberta communities, which included farming in the Hussar area for 16 years. Eleanor taught school in Central Alberta, Tilley, Alberta, Bassano, Alberta and Brooks, retiring in 1977. She loved gardening, the outdoors, teaching and children. Eleanor will be remembered for her cooking, good nature and for her sense of humor. She was predeceased by her husband Jack; son Norman; sister Thelma and brother Carl. Eleanor is survived by her loving family, two daughters, Beverly Davis and her husband Happy of Byemoor, Alberta and Jacquelyn and her husband Dave MacDonald of Tilley; five grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; three sisters, Grace (Harry) Dahl of Lousana, Alberta, Florence Bennett of Brooks and Lois Goodwin of Calgary; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held at 10 -- 30 a.m. on Saturday, May 12 from Smith Memorial Chapel, Brooks, Rev. John Theiss officiated. Honorary Pallbearers were all of Eleanor's many friends. Active Pallbearers were Darren Davis, Jason Neufeld, Jeremy Neufeld, Dave Karg, Murray Menage and Barry Dahl. In memory of Eleanor, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, 1820 Richmond Road S.W. Calgary, AB. T2T 5C7. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home Ltd. Brooks. Telephone (403) 362-4636.

Stanko -- Wilhelmina Stanko passed away at the Drumheller Hospital on May 13, 2001 at the age of 91 years. Minnie was born at Hamburg Germany October 3, 1909, and immigrated to Canada in 1925. Minnie resided in the Drumheller Valley from 1927 to 1960 when she moved to Calgary for a brief time and then to the Eckville area. Minnie returned to Drumheller in 1984 where she resided until her passing. Minnie is survived by her daughter, Tilly Herman and sons John (Betty) Wagantall, Magrath, Alberta, Ernest (Myra) Wagantall, Ross River, Yukon Territory, Henry (Clara) Wagantall, Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, Edward Stanko of Phillipines, Thomas (Marina), Duncan, B.C.; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel 2nd Avenue & 2nd St. W. on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 1 -- 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Drumheller District Health Services for M.R.I. Fund.

Cameron -- Rosemarie (Rose) Cameron of Popkum, B.C. passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2002 at the age of 51 years old after a valiant battle with lung cancer. Rose was born on September 13, 1950 in Edmonton, Alberta. She grew up in Drumheller, Alberta and eventually moved to Sparwood, B.C. She was employed for 20 years with Westar Mining until the mine closure. She returned to school where she earned her Human Services Worker Certificate from EKCC. For the past six years, Rose was employed at Mountain Institution as a Correctional Officer. Rosie loved to travel and was fortunate to visit Fiji and the Barbados. She loved to save change and collect coins. She lived life to the fullest and savored her favorite vices. She loved her pets and her electric Menagerie of roosters. She spent many enjoyable hours watching the birds and the Para gliders from her kitchen window. Those left to mourn her passing include many friends, colleagues and acquaintances. From her family she leaves to mourn her common law husband Ken Pede, her mother Linda Mucci of Drumheller, Alberta, her daughter Melissa Cameron, her son-in-law Steve Cameron and her grand daughter Alexandra Cameron, all of Drumheller, Alberta. She also leaves to mourn two aunts and their families. A celebration of Roses' life was held on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 2 -- 00 p.m. at Henderson's Funeral Chapel in Chilliwack, B.C. If friends so desire, donation may be made to the Rose Cameron Trust Fund set up with the HSBC Chilliwack. Donations will be used for the purchase of a special airbed for the Palliative ward of the Chilliwack General Hospital. Henderson's 604-792-1344.

Elkes -- Fred Elkes, passed away on August 14th, 2002 in Edmonton. He was born in Drumheller September 23, 1927. After graduation from Drumheller High School, he joined The Royal Canadian Air Force, where he served for 35 years in Europe, Middle East and Florida, before retiring to Edmonton. Fred will be sadly missing by his wife Vera, daughters Linda (Ray) Hart of Ponoka, Cheryl (Colen) McGarrigle and son Scott (Suzanne) of Westlock. Grandchildren Miranda, Evan, Ryan, Sean, Alan and Cory. He is also survived by his sisters Vera Dick an d Edna Anderson and his brother Jack (Pat) Elkes. Fred will be cremated and internment of ashes in Drumheller Cemetery will be at a later date. 34p

Keith -- Gwen Keith, passed away at Eagle Park Lodge in Qualicum Beach, B.C., August 11, 2002. Born in Yorkshire, England, Gwen lived in the Drumheller Valley, before spending the war years in Scotland, moving back to Midland in 1948. In 1962 moved to Vancouver Island, spending many years in Victoria. Predeceased by Husband Roy, aunt Ethel, Edmonton, sister Katherine (Kitty) Johnston, Grandson Brenden Neill. Survived by daughters Margaret Young in Vancouver, Patricia Neill (Don) in Gold River and son Grant in Victoria, seven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandson. No service by request. 34p

Marquardt -- George Samuel Marquardt born December 30, 1918 - August 12, 2002. Beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away suddenly on August 12, 2002 at the age of 83. He was born in Bassano, Ab. to parents Emma and Henry Marquardt. He was the second youngest of 7 children who have predeceased him. He is survived by his wife Isabel. They celebrated their 50th anniversary on Oct. 20, 2001. Two sons Ken (Sheila) of Nacmine, Dennis (Pam) of Moose Jaw, Sk and Leona (Bob) Komarnisky of Nacmine. Six grandchildren Johnathan, Michelle, Christopher, Patricia, Richard and Grant. Memorial Service was held on Friday, August 16, 2002 at the Knox United Church in Drumheller, AB. Pastor Wayne McCrackin officiating. If wished, donations may be given to charity of choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Personal Alternatives.

Mitchell -- Thomas William Joseph (Tom) 1910 - 2002 Thomas William Joseph Mitchell (Du Bois), beloved husband of Mildred of Calgary passed away at the Bethany Care Centre on Monday, August 12, 2002 at the age of 92 years. Tom was born in Lethbridge on May 17, 1910. He spent his younger years in the Drumheller Valley, working on farms and at the coal mines. Later moving to Calgary, Tom worked in various care taking positions, finally as houseman at the University of Calgary until he retired. Besides his loving wife Mildred, Tom is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Lloyd Sandau; a son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Bonnie Mitchell; seven grandchildren, Melanie, Cathy, Darin, Tara, Matthew, Michael, and Jennifer; and eight great-grandchildren. Tom will also be mourned by Millie's children, Sharon Seversen, Ilene Murphy, Adelle (Clayton) Richards, and Bill (Teren) Clarke; and grandchildren. Tom is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends. Tom will be remembered for his calm, gentle nature and spirited good humour. He was predeceased by his first wife Betty, grandson Anthony Mitchell, granddaughter Lori Sandau, and brothers, Bob and Leonard. Funeral Services were held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 11 -- 00 A.M. with Pastor Laverne Hautz of Foothills Lutheran Church officiating. To e-mail expressions of sympathy -- condolences@mcinnisandholloway.com. Subject Heading -- Tom Mitchell. Many thanks to the Bethany Care Centre staff for their care and compassion during Tom's stay. 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 Tom Mitchell, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Chapel Of The Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, TELEPHONE -- (403) 276-2296.

Suttie -- James Fulton Suttie, 54, of Drumheller, passed away at the Drumheller Regional Hospital on Sunday, August 11, 2002. James is survived by his son J.R. and his wife Dianna of Calgary and their two sons Tanner and Tyson. James is also survived by his two sisters Lorna and Lorraine. James was born in Scotland and moved to Calgary when he was five. James has lived in Drumheller since 1987. At the families request no services will be held. If friends so desire, donations in James' memory may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation (1500, 2235 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M2G 5B5). Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL. 403-823-2666. 34c

Steel -- Robert Brett Steel passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2001 at the Drumheller Hospital. Born on April 5, 1947, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Dorothy Johnston of Emerson, Manitoba; his daughter, Cheri McCracken of Viscount, Saskatchewan; his brothers, Tom and Jon (wife Cheryl); and his niece Haley and nephew Tyson. Services will be held on Friday, May 18, 2001 at 1 -- 00 p.m. at The Salvation Army Church, 242 - 1 Street West, Drumheller, Alberta. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 St. N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N2.

Trach -- William Basil Trach was born on May 2, 1921 in Myrnam, Alberta. His parents were Katherine (Mudryk) and John Trach. He was raised in a large Ukrainian family in the Derwent area. He is left to survive, his loving and devoted wife of over thirty years, Betty. He has three stepchildren, JoAnne King and her husband Wayne Baird, Pat and Muriel King, Shelley and Dale Morgan; and grandchildren, Karen, Aaron, Patrick, Thomas, Robert, Carly and Oliver. He is also mourned by a large family of brothers; sisters; nieces and nephews in the Vermillion area. Brothers and sisters are as follows -- Harry and Olive, Mary Zaharko, Steve and Mary Trach, Sophia Burns, Polly Kenny, Peter and Leona Trach and Stella Warawa. Bill was predeceased by his loving mother and father, Mike and Stella Track; Steve and Julia Shyshko, John and Ann Trach, Pete Zaharko, Carl Burns, Steve Warawa, Walter Trach, Daniel Trach, Olga Trach and Katie Trach. As a young man William stayed on the farm. Then he ventured out in the world to make his own way. He worked as a bartender in Beiseker and Rockyford. He met and married Betty King on July 26, 1968. Together they moved to Camrose where they both worked at a seniors citizen home. They retired to Drumheller which was an area familiar to both of them. Betty's health has been poor for many years and Bill took up the role of caregiver even after Betty went to live in the nursing home. Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 12, 2001 at 11 -- 00 a.m. from Courtney-Winter's Chapel In The Valley with Father Daniel Stevenot as celebrant. The interment followed at the Drumheller Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation, T.R. Ross Nursing Home, Box 4500, Drumheller, Alberta TOJ OYO. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel in care of the 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 30Ős, 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 will be 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 or the Canadian Cancer Society. 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.

Blakeley -- Norma Jean Blakeley (Campbell) passed away peacefully at Agape Hospice on Thursday, May 24, 2001 at the age of 71 years. Norma moved to Calgary in 1947 to attend Henderson's Secretarial College, and commenced her employment in the insurance industry at General Accident. Later on in her career, she moved onto the brokerage side, working for Toole Peete and finally settling at Pemberton Insurance. Norma later purchased Pemberton Insurance and enjoyed working with her customers for several years. She sold the business and continued her career in the insurance industry at Oxford Insurance, retiring in 1993. Along with working at Pemberton, Norma maintained a part-time job for Woodwards Department Store and was secretary of the Calgary Minor Hockey Association. Norma spent many enjoyable years with the Association, developing many friendships there and held fond memories of the Wrigley's Tournament. Norma is survived by her loving daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Donald Raincock of Red Deer, Deb and Blaine Bonner of Calgary; her grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Timothy Bonner and his wife Sabrina Wilde, Jennifer Bonner and her companion Patrick Zondervan, Robert, James and Douglas Raincock. Norma is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law Cleo and Frank Poluck of Calgary; and her brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Dorothy Campbell of Red Deer, along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Al Blakeley on February 6, 1966 and by her parents Norman Campbell in 1955 and Cora Campbell in 1935.Funeral Services were held at McInnis & Holloway's "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 3 -- 00 p.m. To email expressions of sympathy -- condolences@mcinnisandholloway.com Subject heading -- Norma Blakeley. 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, or to the Agape Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1B8, Telephone (403) 282-6588.In living memory of Norma Blakeley, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 Bannister Road S.E. Calgary, Telephone -- (403) 256-9575.

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