Davies -- Bruce Michael Davies of Lethbridge, beloved husband of 36 years of Verna, passed away on May 7, 2001. Bruce was born in Drumheller on September 1, 1936, where he was raised and educated. Besides his wife Verna, and her family, he is survived by three brothers, Paul (Darlene) of Lethbridge, Terry (Jocelyn) of Calgary, Robert (Dorothy) of Edmonton; sister Alice Bordyniuk (Alex deceased), Drumheller; as well as many nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Madeline Davies of Drumheller. Bruce was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Violet Davies; sister Margaret and brother Alfred; niece Violet; stepson Billy and grandson Jeffery.
Fediuk -- Walter. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Walter Fediuk at his residence on May 24, 2001. He was born on June 23, 1933 in Wahstao, Alberta. Walter leaves to mourn, his wife Nancy; two daughters, Lisa (Brent) Sands, Nicole (Kent) Jensen and two cherished granddaughters Ciena and Danica. Also, his mother Mary and sister Tillie (Dick), and children Melanie and Rick Smith. Walter was predeceased by his father Bill (1963); brother Victor (1971); and infant son Stephen in (1973).Walter touched many lives and enjoyed life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We love you, you will be in our hearts forever. Memorial Services were held on Monday, May 28, 2001. Donations may be made to Drumheller Palliative Care, Box 4500, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y0.
Guidolin -- Brad Guidolin of Airdrie, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at the age of 44 years. He is survived by his loving family, wife Barb; son Ryan; daughter Lindsey; parents Barb and Dino Guidolin; brother Lyle and Louise and children of Red Deer; brother Tracie and Virginia and son Calahan of Whitehorse, Yukon, as well as numerous relatives and a host of friends. A Funeral Service was held at Lutheran Church of the Master, 216 Main St. Airdrie, Alberta on Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 3 -- 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Brad's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta & NWT, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB. T2G 3Y6.Personal AlternativeFuneral Services7016 Farrell Road S.E. Telephone 216-5111
Hendricksen -- Christine Petrine Hendricksen, born March 18, 1911 in Denmark, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2001Christine immigrated to South Dakota with her parents at a very young age. She completed all of her schooling in the United States and in February 1932, she arrived in Canada. She married Peter Hendricksen in 1934 at Tilley, Alberta and together they farmed until their retirement. Pete and Christine were very active members of the Bethany Lutheran Church. She completed her C.N.A. training in 1954 and worked as a nurse for a short while. Later, she took on full time babysitting for several of her nieces and nephews. Christine was fluent in Danish, therefore many of her grandchildren called her Bestamore, Danish for Grandma. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Peter; her three brothers, Chris, Harry and Marius; as well as her parents, Otto and Jensine Pedersen. Christine is survived by her daughter Arlene Hunter (Louis); her grandchildren, Linda (Bill) Weisner, Pat (Mike) Holden, Lyle (Geri) Hunter, and Dale (Karen) Hunter; great grandchildren, Doug (Doreen) Weisner, Luralene and Amanda Weisner, Trevor (Michelle) Holden, Christine Holden, Lyle Jr., Christopher and Candice Hunter, Dustin and Nicholas Hunter; as well as five great great grandchildren. From surrounding areas are several brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at the Grace Lutheran Church in Drumheller on Wednesday, May 30, 2001. Interment will follow at the Bethany Lutheran Church Cemetery in Tilley. Memorial donations may be made to Drumheller Palliative Care, or the T.R. Ross Nursing Home, Box 4500, Drumheller, AB. T0J OY0. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.
Holmen -- John Holmen passed away May 26, 2001 at the age of 93 years. Born Johannes Wilhelm Jensen Holmen in Hjorning, Denmark on June 7, 1907. John is survived by his loving wife Myrtle; daughter Janice (Tim) Hawkings; sons, Lanny (Bev), Wallace; daughter Rhonda (Frank Espegren); his sister, Marie Jorgensen of Airdrie; as well as 11 grandchildren, Ann, John, David and Peter Hawkings, Natalie, Carson, Kimberley, Jonathan and Shawna Holmen, Dylan and Christine Espegren. John was predeceased by his seven brothers, including Hans, Alfred and Harald Holmen. John enjoyed a long, happy and productive life. From his humble beginnings as a Danish immigrant in 1927, John built a successful farming operation with the help of his wonderful wife (of almost 60 years), Myrtle, and his sons Lanny and Wallace. John loved farming and particularly the registered seed business, which he started 50 years ago. A devoted family man, he was very proud of his children and grandchildren and was happiest when he had a house full of family and friends. He will be fondly remembered for his humour and hospitality. Funeral Services will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Dalum at 2 -- 00 p.m., Thursday, May 31. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John's name to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 158, Drumheller, AB. TOJ OYO or to a charity of your choice. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.
Pugh -- Marilyn Lee Pugh passed away with her family by her side, on May 25, 2001 in Drumheller at the age of 45 years. Marilyn was born to May and Howard Pugh in Drumheller on August 25, 1955. She grew up and took her primary education in East Coulee. While taking her high schooling in Drumheller she also worked part-time at the Nursing Home. Marilyn left the valley for a short time, working in Victoria. She returned to Drumheller to work for the Department of Highways and the C.I.B.C. Marilyn enjoyed golf in the summer and curling in the winter, travelling, gardening and spending time with her many friends. In March of 2000 Marilyn semi-retired from the C.I.B.C. leaving her more time for the things she loved. Marilyn was a dependable and trustworthy friend, who would go out of her way to help anyone in need. Marilyn was predeceased by her father, Howard Pugh in July of 1990. Marilyn leaves to cherish her memory, her true love Terry Simmons; her mom May Pugh; brothers, Larry (Pearl), Bob (Corinne); sisters, Alice (Len), Leona (Jaimie); eight nephews; two nieces; three great nieces; numerous cousins; aunts; uncles and a lifetime of friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Service of Remembrance will be held Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 1 -- 00 p.m. from The Knox United Church with Reverend Blair Kirkby officiating, interment to follow at the Drumheller Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Marilyn may do so to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB. T2N 4N2.Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel are in care of the arrangements.
Seland -- On May 23, 2001 Norma Victoria Seland, a resident of Windsor Manor Care Home in Kelowna, B.C. passed away peacefully at the age of 90 years. Norma was a devoted partner with her husband Trygve in helping develop the prehistoric themes in Drumheller in the 1960Ős. These themes blossomed into making the valley recognized for its paleontology and unusual beauty. Her role in the community of Drumheller was broad. She was especially active and committed to the Knox United Church and Order of Eastern Star. Norma is survived by her loving family, son Peter (Michele); and grandchildren, Mark (Lara), Scott (Denise), Nicola and Karen (John); two great grandchildren, Desirae and Alexander. Norma was predeceased by her husband Trygve in 1986 and her sister Barbara Gifford. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 11 -- 00 a.m. in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, (250) 762-2299.
Thorpe -- Raymond George Thorpe, born March 26, 1953 at Melfort, Saskatchewan, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2001. Ray was predeceased by his Father, Sydney Thorpe in 1982; Mother Nora, 1995; and sister Brenda.Ray is survived by sister Darlene (Leroy) Johnston; Brother, Gordon (Wendy) Thorpe; Sister, Marion (Jim) Anderson; Brother, Leonard (Val) Thorpe, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Ray started his career in Industrial Radiography in the Lloydminster/Cold Lake areas. Ray moved to Drumheller, Alberta in 1985 to start his own company Ace Testing & Inspection. Ray acquired many good friends through his involvement in the oil/gas field. Ray had a passion for his friends and family, the outdoors and gardening. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Morrow -- Marion passed away, January 31, 2002 at St. Michael Health Centre in Lethbridge, AB, at the age of 87 years. Marion was predeceased by her husband, John, in 1995; her sisters, Victoria, Rosie; brothers, Leo, Robert, Bernie; son-in-law, John and daughter-in-law, Connie. She leaves to mourn, one son Russell of Hill Springs, AB; three daughters, Lillian (Stewart) Pennycook of Drumheller, Julia Heikkinen and Dolly (Lorne) Thomas both of Lethbridge. Nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Two brothers, John Chartrand of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and Charlie Chartrand of Cremona, AB. Marion was born May 14, 1914 in Willowbunch, Saskatchewan. The family moved to Munson in 1947, then to Claresholm in 1989 and then to the Nursing Home. She enjoyed various crafts and loved flowers. Arrangements are in care of Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels in Lethbridge. A family memorial will be held at a later date.
Birkhiem -- Walter 1926 - 2003
It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of Walter Birkhiem on October 15, 2003. Walter was born in Craigmyle, Alberta on February 21, 1926, the son of Henry and Louise Birkhiem. He is survived by his loving wife Mavis; son James; daughters Janice Schaan and Kathy (Bill) Danyluk; granddaughters Jamie and Robyn. Walter also leaves behind sister Freda (Ken) Brewitt and brother Jack (Iris) Birkhiem, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Walter was predeceased by his parents Henry and Louise; and sister-in-law Mary Birkhiem. Walter's family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of the Rimbey and Ponoka Long Term Care Centre for the special care they gave to Walter. Interment for the late Walter Birkhiem was held at the Delia Cemetery on Monday, October 20, 2003 at 11 a.m., followed by the funeral service from the Byemoor Hall at 2 p.m. An expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in Walter's name may be made to the S.T.A.R.S. Ambulance. Sylvan Lake and Rocky Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403-887-2155.
Friedley -- Kenneth Ralph 1946 - 2003
Born on November 22, 1946 in Calgary, Alberta and passed away on October 18, 2003 in Delia, Alberta. Funeral Services will be held from the Delia Community Hall on Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 2 p.m.
Cullum -- Robert Kelly "Relish" 1967 - 2003
Kelly passed away tragically on Friday, October 24, 2003 along with his brother Morgan and his cousin Kevin. Taken away from all who loved them far too soon. He will be sadly missed and loved until we meet again. Kelly was born in Drayton Valley on April 15, 1967 and resided in the Drumheller Valley. Kelly was an avid outdoor and sports enthusiast. He enjoyed playing hockey and baseball. He also enjoyed working with his hands and driving trucks and was known always as a person who would give rather than receive. Most of all Kelly enjoyed spending time with his children and family. Most people knew Kelly as an individual who would relish the moment that was upon him. Kelly "Relish" will be deeply missed and loved. Kelly is survived by his two sons Donovan (6), Derrick (5) and his daughter Lexandra (4); his mother Helen Cullum; five sisters Lila (Nick) Luka, Connie Misson, Janice (Lorne) Gerk, Shirley (Stephen) Hayes, Kim (Paul) Richard; one brother, Donnie (Chrystalyn) Cullum; numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up at the Treasury Branch for Kelly's three children in care of Robert Kelly Cullum's Childrens Trust Fund. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, October 30 at 1 p.m. at the Munson Community Hall.
Cullum -- Morgan Earl 1973 - 2003
Morgan passed away tragically on Friday, October 24, 2003 along with his brother Kelly and cousin Kevin Sawicki. Taken away from all who loved them far too soon. Morgan will be sadly missed and loved until we meet again. Morgan was born in Sundre on April 4, 1973. Morgan has spent most of the past 23 years in the Drumheller Valley with time spent in Vancouver and Medicine Hat. Morgan was an outdoor and sports enthusiast, he enjoyed baseball, volleyball and hockey. He also was involved in Scouts, where he achieved his Queen Venture award. Morgan also attended Medicine Hat College, where he met his girlfriend, Jamie Blunt. Morgan also enjoyed spending time with his long time friends. He was known as a person with a great sense of humor, a strong shoulder and a volacious appetite for life. Morgan is survived by his mother Helen Cullum; his five sisters Lila (Nick) Luka, Connie Misson, Janice (Lorne) Gerk, Shirley (Stephen) Hayes, Kim (Paul) Richard; one brother Donnie (Chrystalyn) Cullum; girlfriend Jamie Blunt; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, October 30, 2003 at Munson Community Hall at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up at the Treasury Branch for his niece and two nephews in care of Robert Kelly Cullum's Childrens Trust Fund.
Friedley -- Ken 1946 - 2003
It is with great sadness that we, his children, announce the sudden passing of our beloved father, Ken Friedley, in the early morning hours of October 18, 2003 on his farm south of Delia. Dad was born November 22, 1946 in Calgary, one of three children to Clifford and Marguerite Friedley. The family farmed at DeWinton, Alberta until 1956 when they moved back to Delia to the Julson farm south of Delia. Dad took his schooling in Delia, and spent his life in the Delia area. He loved his children and was the best dad a kid could ever have. His love for hockey drove him to put all three boys in hockey since they were old enough to stand. He would drive through a blizzard just to make sure they got to practice. He also loved to build and fly his hobby planes and helicopters. It was amazing how much time dad would put into an airplane just to take it up for one flight and see it hit the ground. Dad loved the Handhills, he never understood why anyone would want to leave. He would wake up in the morning and look out the window to see the sun coming up over the hills and his day would start. He would have it no other way. Dad is survived by his loving children, Tiffannie, Tayller, Tahner and Tyson; sister Yvonne, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Dad was predeceased by his mother and father, Clifford and Marguerite, and brother Donald. A celebration of Dad's life was held on October 25, 2003 at 2 p.m. in the Delia Community Hall with Rev. Harold Hunter officiating. His burial was at the Delia Cemetery by Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home, Drumheller. Dad you will be missed very much, but we know you are in a better place with no pain and we know that you still wake every morning to the sun coming over the Handhills. "We think of you as living in the hearts of those you touched, for nothing
loved is ever lost - and you were loved so much." - Tiffannie 44c
Gill -- Mildred Myrtle 1903 - 2003
Mildred Myrtle Gill passed away peacefully Sunday, October 26, 2003 at Drumheller Continuing Care at the age of 100 years and 7 months. Mildred was born in Molesworth, Ontario on March 17, 1903 to Peter and Mildred Leppard. After coming west as a young woman, she married Charles Gill in 1936. They lived in Raymond for a few years and later farmed at Millicent and Caroline. When Mildred was left a widow in 1954, she moved her young family to Newcastle (Drumheller) to be closer to other family members. In order to support herself and her family, she cooked in many of our local restaurants. Mildred loved to cook, knit, crochet, play crib and her flowers (especially African Violets). Mildred lived in her own little house in Newcastle until approximately 12 years ago when failing health forced her to reside in the nursing home and later on, continuing care. Mildred is survived by her son Russ (Carol) of Drumheller, and daughters Mary Kropenski of Abbotsford, B.C. and Kay Howard of Pine Lake, AB. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. There are also numerous nieces and nephews surviving to cherish memories of Mildred. Mildred was predeceased by her husband Charles in 1954, a son Jerald in 1948, a son Lester in 1993, a daughter Alice Simpson in 1966, and daughter Myra Scott in 1989, as well as four brothers and four sisters. Her greatest joy was her visits from family. She will long be remembered by many people whose lives she touched. Private interment will be held prior to funeral services at Knox United Church, Thursday, October 30 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Harold Hunter presiding. In Mildred's memory, donations may be made to Drumheller Continuing Care.
Jeske -- Herman 1918 - 2003
Herman Jeske passed quietly away at the age of 95. He was born in 1918 in Langenburg, Saskatchewan to a large family. Herman was predeceased by his mother, father, brothers and sisters. He made his home in Alberta as a young man and worked on the threshing crews, then at East Coulee Mine as an engineer retiring in the 1960's. He bought a small home in Drumheller where he resided since that time. Herman was a kind, gentle man who will be sadly missed.
Lunitz -- Mae Victoria
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, great grandmother and aunt. She passed away peacefully in the presence of her family. She leaves behind her husband John of 38 years, along with her children Donna (Bill) Leeking of Drumheller, Richard (Brenda) Burgess of Sherwood Park, AB, Linda (Jon) Schnell of Calgary, AB, Susie Lunitz (Darcy Strachan) of Drumheller, AB, Gale Lunitz of Camrose, AB, Patricia (Danny) Andrew of Drumheller, AB; and also leaves 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandson, as well as her sisters, Rose Lewis of Drumheller, AB, Ruby Bone of Wyndel, B.C., Lorraine Wiebe of Vancouver, B.C., Anne Wiebe of Vancouver, B.C.; as well as her brother Earl Cunningham of Wildwood, AB. She will be greatly missed by many special friends and neighbours. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church. If desired, contributions may be made to the Alberta Lung Society or to the Arthritis Foundation. Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 7016 Farrell Road S.E. Tel -- (403) 216-5111.