Morrison -- Rachel Eleanor "Reta" 1918 - 2003
Rachel Eleanor Morrison, born June 19, 1918 at Craik, SK, known to her many friends and family as ≥Reta≤ passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Hospital on Thursday, October 23, 2003. Her husband of many years, Robert (Bob) Morrison passed on in 1971. Her parents Donald and Ethel MacLeod and stepmother Katherine MacLeod as well as her brothers Stan MacLeod, George MacLeod and sister-in-law Doris MacLeod predeceased her. Several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and two great nieces also passed on before Mom. These include; Fred Morrison, Doug Morrison and wife Francis, Howard Sloan, Mary Davis and husband Murray, niece Beverly Sloan, great nieces Lindsay Morrison and Tara Sloan. She is survived by sons Ian and wife Lil, their sons Greg and Ryan, Donald and wife Shannon, their sons Travis and Jason and daughter, Janice Kelm and husband Sherwin. Her brother-in-law Alex Morrison, wife Vivian, sister-in-law Violet Sloan all remember her with deep love and affection. She was Auntie Reta to her many family members of first, second and third generations. She leaves many nieces and nephews to mourn her passing as well as numerous cousins near and far and a wealth of wonderful friends. Family ties were of the greatest importance in Mom's life as well as strong and enduring friendships. She rejoiced in their victories and felt sorrow for the tragedies in their lives through the years with genuine concern. Reta was a teacher from the old school. There are many people old and young who will remember her as the ≥schoolteacher.≤ She graduated from Saskatoon Normal School in 1938. One-room schools of years gone by, to the more modern classrooms of contemporary times spanned her teaching career. She was teaching at Georgetown School when she met and later married Robert Morrison on August 11, 1943. Mom held convictions of deep faith and was an elder of the Delia United Church. She had a 55 year long affiliation with the Order of The Eastern Star and held all the offices in Highland Chapter #98 at various times from its inception in the 1948 as the First Worthy Matron to closure of the Chapter in 1992 when she was the last one to hold this office. She was also Grand Representative to Ohio and to Tennessee and was Grand Chaplain of Alberta in 1978. She also held the office of the Chaplain of Morning light Chapter #44 in Hanna. Down through the years she was also involved in various activities including Ladies Aid, U.C.W., C.G.I.T., Explorers, Historical Society, the Fall Fair, and others. She enjoyed these activities and the people she met and befriended. Mom's kitchen always smelled so good. The baking and meals that came from her over were enjoyed by a host of friends and family through the years. A cup of tea or coffee, welsh cakes, cookies, cakes or more were always on hand for company stopping by. Mom traveled to Europe, Scotland, New York, New Hampshire, Colorado, Hawaii, Maryland and many points in Canada for family reunions, visits and graduation through the years. Her health began to fail, but she spent happy years with old friends in the Delia community. She will be missed and loved for a long time by family and friends. Memorial services will be held at 1 -- 00 P.M., Friday, October 31, 2003 in the Delia United Church. Donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stoke foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Delia United Church. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
Hassett -- Kay (Henrietta Kathleen) (nee -- Burness) 1911 - 2003
Kay Hassett was born on August 27, 1911, in Wadena, Saskatchewan, one of five children. Kay attended Normal School in Regina and went on to teach school until marrying Walter Hassett. Kay and Walter lived in Saskatchewan until 1949 when they moved to Drumheller, bought City Dairy, and their home on 2nd Avenue. Kay eventually returned to teaching and taught Grade 5 in Drumheller for many years. She and Walter were very involved with the community including the Elks and the Royal Purple, the Rotary, and Knox United Church. Kay was predeceased by Walter, her loving husband of more than 65 years. She is survived and lovingly remembered by two daughters, Margaret Code and Sylvia Shaw (Gilbert); five grandchildren, Laura Grift (Gary), Donna Code Castillo (Rene), Linda Code, Sarah Shaw, Andrew Shaw; one great grandson Quetin Code (Shannon); and one great-great granddaughter Angelina Code. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Elk's Children's Fund c/o Courtney-Winter's Funeral home. Courtney-Winter's entrusted with arrangements.
McCall -- Elmer Clyde 1914 - 2003
Mr. Elmer Clyde McCall of Red Deer, Alberta, passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, Red Deer on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at the age of 89 years. Elmer was born on July 14, 1914 at Morrin, Alberta. He served his country in World War II, where he also met his wife to be, Helen, while in Britain. In 1945, Elmer and Helen returned to the family farm in Rumsey. They sold the farm in 1977 and moved to Warden, where they spent ten happy and productive years developing their acreage. Elmer and Helen then moved to Barrhead, where they spent their last years. Elmer will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered always in the hearts of his family and friends. Elmer leaves to mourn his loss, his loving children -- Frances Richard) Osokin of Bluffton, Alberta, Miles McCall (Diana) of Calgary, Alberta, Susan (Douglas) Laundry of 100 Mile House, British Columbia and Thomas (Brenda) McCall of Red Deer; grand-children Michelle (Graham) Holwell, Leanne (David) DeRosa, Ryan McCall (Beverly), Colin McCall (Melinda), Robert McCall, Matthew Laundry, Kristy Jean McCall, Diana McCall, Katherine McCall; and great grandchildren Victoria McCall and Kaliegh McCall. He is also survived by a sister, Ida Netterville of Athabasca, Alberta, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Elmer was predeceased by his beloved wife, Helen, two sisters, Mabel and Edna, and three brothers, George, Lawrence and Charlie. A Celebration of Elmer's Life was held at the Rumsey Community Hall, Rumsey, Alberta on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 1 -- 30 p.m. with the Reverend Rhonda Pigott officiating. Cremation entrusted to Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, memorial donations in Elmer's honor may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S., 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 9Z9. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at -- www.eventidefuneralchapels.com. Service and Cremation Providers -- EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 - 45th Street, Red Deer Phone -- 347-2222.
Pugh -- Edna Pearl Pugh of Dorothy, Alberta passed away suddenly on January 22, 2002 at Yuma, Arizona at the age of 79. Edna (nee McLeod) was born in Parkhill, Ontario in 1922 the third of nine children. In her youth she worked for the Robarts family whose son later became Premier of Ontario. Edna also was in the Air Force serving as a truck and ambulance driver. She met and married Ed Pugh in London, Ontario and then in 1943 they moved to Alberta. She and Ed took up ranching at Dorothy raising horses and cattle. In fact their holidays for many years thereafter were packing up the kids and going to the Calgary Stampede where Edna loved to meet and socialize with people from all over the country who gathered at the rodeo. She was also very active in the Dorothy community with her special project being the maintenance of the Dorothy park and museum. Edna served as Postmistress for Dorothy for more than 15 years. She also enjoyed a variety of activities -- tending her large vegetable garden, fishing for trout in the nearby fishing holes, playing bingo with friends, and playing "the slots" whenever she traveled near a casino, where she frequently came away a winner. She looked forward to their yearly winter trips to Yuma, Arizona where she and Ed were an active and vital part of the community, making many good friends there over the years. Edna was always welcoming to whomever would drop by. Friends and neighbours knew there would always be a cup of coffee, good conversation and even room for an extra plate at her table. Edna was well known for her cooking, especially her pies. In fact, she won first prize at the Hanna Rodeo Pie Baking Contest in the fall of 2001. Above all, her large family was a central part of her life and she always made time for each and every one of them. Edna is survived by her loving husband, Ed, and her children and their families -- Barry (Donna) Randall from Ottawa and their children - Karen, Jay and Jeff; Linda (Ron) Miller from Chinook and their children - Darcy (Kathy), Rhonda (Kelly), Janice, Tanis, Roxann, and Rocky; Norman Pugh from Dorothy and his children - Tina (Craig), Theresa and Tammy; Carl (Milly) Pugh from Claresholm and their children - Brian, Stacie, Nikki, and Breanna; Joan Pugh from Hanna; and by her 11 great grandchildren. She will also be greatly missed in Ontario by her brother Simon (Lorraine) McLeod and sisters Hazel (Roy) Broad, Pat (Joe) Fuller, and Florence Siddall; and by her many friends and neighbors. Edna is predeceased by her son-in-law Ken Campion, her daughter-in-law Su Randall and granddaughter Tanya Pugh, and in Ontario by her brothers David Emerson and Lindsey McLeod and sister, Edith Babcock. Funeral services were held in Drumheller, Alberta at the Knox United Church at 11a.m. on Monday, January 28, 2002. Personal Alternatives Funeral Services was in charge of funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Lone Butte Cemetery, c/o Betty Faubion, Box 9, Dorothy, Alberta T0J 0X0
Stubbert -- Joan Stubbert, beloved wife of Barry Stubbert of Calgary, passed away surrounded by her loving family at her home on Sunday, February 3, 2002, at the age of 55 years, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Besides her loving husband of 35 years, Joan is survived by her daughters -- Sheri (Patrick) Anderson and Tobi (Christopher) Hannah and her grandson Colby Anderson. Joan will also be lovingly remembered by her father Clarence Guynn and her brother Allen Guynn. She was predeceased by her mother Vivian Guynn. Joan was born on October 1, 1946 in Drumheller, Alberta and she grew up on her family farm near Carbon, Alberta. We watched you suffer, We heard you sigh, All we could do was stand by. For when your time came, We suffered too, You never deserved, All you went through. God took your hand, From our hands you part, He released your pain, But broke our hearts. We think of you in silence, We will often speak your name, All we have are memories, And your picture in a frame. We know you will always live on through us, Although our hearts cannot see, Why God needed you so soon, We understand in His arms you will be. A special thank you is extended to Dr. Jain, Dr. Reuther, Dr. Pickering and Dr. Smith and the nursing staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre as well as the caring nurses whom Joan grew very close to before her passing -- Sonja, Carla, Pauline, Sandra and Carol. Thank you so much to our cousin Sharon Smith who lovingly came to our home and gave her time and compassion to help our family in so many ways. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Alliance Church (1201 Glenmore Trail S.W.) on Friday, February 8, 2002 at 1 -- 00 p.m. with the Pastor Ray Matheson officiating. If so desired, a memorial tribute may be made in Joan's name directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (1331 - 29 Street N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2). To e-mail expressions of sympathy -- email@example.com Subject Heading -- Joan Stubbert. 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.
Baxter -- Roger (Rog) 1940 - 2001 -- Tragically at his home in Drumheller on September 25, 2001, Roger died at the age of 61. He worked part time at Riverside Packers, due to almost losing his arm in a meat grinder. Roger and wife Peggy ran a Bed and Breakfast called Tranquillity. Roger loved to make things with wood, and putter around in his yard. Roger was predeceased by his father (Frank) Baxter and brother James (Jim) and grandparents. Roger left us September 25, 2001, for a larger butcher shop and carpenters garage. But he'll be waiting for us, with a special meal, new furniture, and maybe even a new house that he will have built. Our father Frank and brother James (Jim) will be with him. Roger has an extended family from British Columbia to Ontario. Some of us didn't see him much, others saw him more often, but he loved us, and we loved him just the same. We've all had good times and rough times, apart and together. We'll all miss him terribly. Roger left us under tragic circumstances, but he'll be contented and at peace now. He left each one of us with special memories, so let's cherish them and hold onto them, 'till we meet him again. We love you Roger, and we'll see you again some day. Roger was a very special person and was loved by everyone who knew him. He will be missed by all of us. Roger is survived by Mom (Eva); wife (Peg); son (Robert); daughters (Bonnie), (Charlene), (Candace); brother (Brian); sisters, (Barbara), (Connie), (Valerie) and (Donna); numerous nieces; nephews; and many, many friends. Thank you to all who attended the Memorial Service held September 29, 2001, and thank you to everyone who took part in the Service, it was very memorable.
Anderson -- Anne Anderson passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 14, 2001 at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 100 years. She will be greatly missed and always remembered by her loving family including her son and daughter-in-law, John and Bernice Anderson of Morrin, Alberta; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; great great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Her 100th birthday was celebrated in July 2001 at The Sunshine Lodge in Drumheller with generations of family and friends. Respecting her wishes there will be no service. As an expression of sympathy, donations in memory of Anne Anderson may be made to The Sunshine Lodge, 698 - 6 Avenue East, Drumheller, AB. TOJ OY5.
Bagley -- Mrs. Margaret Mary Bagley (nee Todor), a long time resident of Stettler, Alberta, passed away at the Stettler Auxiliary Hospital, Stettler, Alberta on Thursday, October 11, 2001 at the age of 86 years. Margaret was born in Rumsey, Alberta on April 19, 1915. On July 31, 1934 she married Ernest Bagley and they farmed in the Rowley/Rumsey area until his passing in 1961. Following his death she moved to Stettler and resided in her home until 1992 at which time she was one of the first residents at the Willow Creek Lodge. Due to failing health Margaret moved into the Stettler Auxiliary Hospital in the year 2000. She is survived by her loving daughters, Marion (Lionel) Marra of Calgary, Alberta and Sharon (Douglas) Bly of Edmonton, Alberta; grandchildren, Connie (Chris) Challice, Lisa (Chris) Marra, Gina (Jim) Marra, Andrew (Jennifer) Bly, Michelle (Ryan) Guenther and Evan Bly; four great grandchildren, Shandel, Tyler, Sarah and Robyn; as well as sisters-in-law Helen Todor of Drumheller, Celia Todor of Eckville and Albina Todor of Penticton, BC; very special friend Linda Dean; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends. Margaret was predeceased by parents Stephen and Henriette; husband Ernest Robert; son Carl Ernest Todor and infant son, Robert Todor; sisters Irene Todor and Ida Hatt and brothers, Paul, Charlie, Ernest and Arthur Todor. Mass of Christian Burial for the late Mrs. Margaret Mary Bagley was held at the Christ-King Catholic Church, Stettler, Alberta on Monday, October 15, 2001 at 1 -- 00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Stettler Auxiliary Hospital, the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation or to S.T.A.R.S. in care of Brennen Home, Box 193, Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO. 1-403-742-3315.
Bertsch -- Emanuel Bertsch was born on November 11, 1904 in Greenway, South Dakota to Christian and Christine Bertsch. In 1929 Emanuel moved with his parents and family to the Carbon area. Here he met and married Katie Holwegner in November, 1931. They celebrated sixty years together before her passing in 1992. Emanuel and Katie settled on a farm located immediately west of Zion Baptist Church where they lived until November 1961 when they moved to Carbon. In November 1998 he moved to South Country Village in Medicine Hat, where he resided until his death October 9, 2001 at the age of 96 years, 11 months. Emanuel received the Lord as his Saviour while still in South Dakota. After moving to the Carbon area he became one of the founding members of Zion Baptist Church, and donated the land where this church is now standing. He was a life-long, active member here at Zion. Emanuel leaves to mourn his passing, his children and grandchildren -- Lenora Freitag of Medicine Hat; Stella and husband Nat Watts of Seattle, WA, and grandson, Lance Watts of Portland, OR; Iona and husband Abe Loewen of Grasmere, BC; Delvin and wife Evelyn, of Morris, MB, and grandson, Todd Bertsch of Williston, ND and granddaughter, Lana Bertsch of Edmonton, AB; daughter-in-law, Mim Bertsch-Mann of Edmonton, AB, and granddaughters, Kim Bertsch of Edmonton, AB, and Jodie Bertsch of Coquitlam, BC; five sisters -- Emma Schmidt, Esther Bertsch, Tillie Seibel, Laurene Black and Irene Bertsch. He was predeceased by his wife, Katie, in 1992; his son, Harvey, in 1997; his son-in-law, Art Freitag, in 1991; four brothers and five sisters. Funeral Services were held Friday, October 12, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m. at the Zion Baptist Church, Pastor Doug Asselstine and Pastor Lloyd Driedger officiating. Donations may be made to The Gideons, P.O. Box 3619, Guelph, ON, N1H 7A2 or the Zion Baptist Church, Box 3007, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y0. Arrangements were entrusted to Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel.
Eagleback -- Alma Jane 'Penny' 1923 - 2001. Alma passed away in the Drumheller Hospital on Sunday, October 14, 2001. Alma is survived by one son, Gary Collier and his wife June. Also two grandsons, Ross & Neil. She was predeceased by her husband Norman and granddaughter Lynn. Cremation. Private family graveside service at a later date in Kelowna B.C. Donations to C.N.I.B.,15 Colonel Baker Place N.E. Calgary, T2E 4Z3 in Penny's memory would be gratefully accepted.
Price -- Marion and William -- The family of Marion (nee Offord) and William will be holding a Service to reunite their parents at the Morrin Cemetery, 2 -- 00 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2001. Marion passed away peacefully in Yellowknife, NWT, on June 30, 2001 to join her beloved husband, Bill, who left us April 4, 1986. Marion grew up in the Morrin area after emigrating from Scotland. She and Bill were married and lived in Drumheller for many years before moving on to Calgary. Friends are welcome to join Shirley, Pat and Sheila and their families for this very special reunion.
Shouwenburg -- Isabel Margaret (McLellan) Shouwenburg, oldest daughter of the late John D. & Margaret McLellan, passed away at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Center, Edmonton on October 2, 2001 at the age of 80 years. Isabel was married to John Shouwenburg in 1962 and predeceased by him in l999. She is survived by her four sisters, Teresa Trentham, Patricia Janisko, Mary Fletcher and Catherine Thompson; and seven brothers, Fr. Greg, Cyril, John, Anthony, Charles, Leonard and Frank. Isabel is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass was conducted at St. Edmunds Catholic Church, Edmonton with her brother Father Greg McLellan officiating, assisted by Father Cordeau. Interment was at Holy Rosary Cemetery, St. Albert Trail, St. Albert, Alberta.
Bagley -- Mrs. Margaret Mary Bagley (nee Todor), a long time resident of Stettler, Alberta, passed away at the Stettler Auxiliary Hospital, Stettler, Alberta on Thursday, October 11, 2001 at the age of 86 years. Margaret was born in Rumsey, Alberta on April 19, 1915. On July 31, 1934 she married Ernest Bagley and they farmed in the Rowley/Rumsey area until his passing in 1961. Following his death she moved to Stettler and resided in her home until 1992 at which time she was one of the first residents at the Willow Creek Lodge. Due to failing health Margaret moved into the Stettler Auxiliary Hospital in the year 2000. She is survived by her loving daughters, Marion (Lionel) Marra of Calgary, Alberta and Sharon (Douglas) Bly of Edmonton, Alberta; grandchildren, Connie (Chris) Challice, Lisa Marra (Chris), Gina Marra (Jim), Andrew (Jennifer) Bly, Michelle (Ryan) Guenther and Evan Bly; four great grandchildren, Shandel, Tyler, Sarah and Robyn; as well as sisters-in-law Helen Todor of Drumheller, Celia Todor of Eckville and Albina Todor of Penticton, BC; very special friend Linda Dean; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends. Margaret was predeceased by parents Stephen and Henriette Todor; husband Ernest Robert Bagley; son Carl Ernest Bagley and infant son, Robert Bagely; sisters Irene Todor and Ida Hatt and brothers, Paul, Charlie, Ernest and Arthur Todor. Mass of Christian Burial for the late Mrs. Margaret Mary Bagley was held at the Christ-King Catholic Church, Stettler, Alberta on Monday, October 15, 2001 at 1 -- 00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Stettler Auxiliary Hospital, the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation or to S.T.A.R.S. in care of Brennen Funeral Home, Box 193, Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO. 1-403-742-3315.
Broom -- Francis Robert George -- November 4, 1929 to October 16, 2001. Fran passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on October 16, 2001 at the young age of 71 years, at the Foothills Hospital with his family by his side.
Fran was born November 4, 1929 in Nacmine; the youngest child of Robert and Dora Broom. For a period of time he worked on the railway and in the Nacmine and North American Collier Mines. Most people, though, would probably best associate Fran with Red Deer Bottling, as he worked with that company for over thirty years before retiring.
Fran married Stella Anderson on October 6, 1956. They shared 45 wonderful years before his passing. Together Fran & Stella had two children, Jim and Susan, who, in turn, gave Grampa and Gramma three handsome grandsons and one beautiful granddaughter. Anyone whose heart Fran touched knows that his family was his pride and joy, and that they were more important to him than life itself.
Fran loved his yard and gardens. There was not a yard in the valley that could come close to his. During the winter months he could be found looking through flower and plant catalogues, while in the spring he spent much of his spare time in his greenhouse preparing his seedling plants for their summer homes. Finally the warm weather would arrive and it came time to plant and tenderly care for his flowers and vegetables. His vegetable garden was never small, often having been referred to as being big enough to feed all of Drumheller.
Fran also loved hunting and did so for years. Fran became an avid golfer at the age of 65. After the first time he tried golfing, he was hooked on the game. He joined the men's league and was on the winning team twice. The question remains, though, as to whether Fran enjoyed the game as much as he enjoyed climbing the hills and coulees of the golf course looking for lost balls.
Fran always said he was going to win the lottery. He faithfully bought tickets and was so happy to have the store clerk give him his free play he had won. Fran's other interests included playing hardball and slow pitch, bowling and watching the Drumheller Miners play hockey. During the winter months Fran could be found in his favorite chair in the living room, under his favorite blanket, watching the Calgary Flames. In the summer he was in the same chair, under the same blanket, but watching the Toronto Blue Jays. He particularly enjoyed watching sports with Jim and Susan, often attending Flames, Stampeders and Oilers games with the kids. But, if there was no sports to watch on TV, he was watching the news. If there was no news on TV, he could often be found playing a game of cards.
Grampa holds a special place in the hearts of his grandchildren. Whether it was the special high-5's or handshakes with Jordy, talking about Lacrosse or hockey with Steven, hearing about the big hit Derrick made in hockey, or sitting with Nikki (who he called his "Dolly"), Grampa always had time for his kids. The grandchildren and Grampa would take Shaquille the dog hill climbing every opportunity. He will always hold a special place in their hearts as the kids now check the sky each night looking for Grampa, the brightest star in the sky. Anyone who knew Fran knows that he was a kind, caring, loving, compassionate and gentle man who never passed you by without saying "hello." It was not uncommon for Fran to answer the telephone with the greeting of "it is a good day" or to be heard singing his favorite song -- "without a shirt."
Fran leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Stella; son Jim (Sherry) Broom of Drumheller; daughter Susan (Dave) Henry of St. Albert; four grandchildren, Jordan & Nikki Broom and Steven & Derrick Henry; his brother Ralph (Jean) Broom of Drumheller; sisters, Joan Kelly of Calgary, Doris (Walter) Cooper of Calgary and Evelyn Higgins also of Calgary; brothers-in-law, Bill Anderson of Drumheller, Ken (Carol) Anderson of Drumheller, Jack (Debbie) Anderson of Drumheller, Roy (Reg) Anderson of Edmonton; sisters-in-law, Carol (Mike) Musteca of Leduc and Georgina Anderson of Drumheller; numerous nieces and nephews; and his many close friends. Fran was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Dora Broom; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert and Mary Anderson; brothers-in-law, Bob Anderson, Frank Higgins and Clarence Kelly; and sister-in-law, Betty Anderson. Funeral Services were held Saturday, October 20, 2001 at the Knox United Church at 2 -- 00 p.m. with Reverend Harold Hunter officiating.
Donations may be made in Fran's memory to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 or to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation, Room 124, Professional Building, 430 6 Ave. S.E. Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 2S8
DeMott -- Lilian Rose (Dewsbury) DeMott passed away peacefully on October 19, 2001 at the Drumheller Nursing Home, two months prior to her 104th birthday. She was born in Hansworth, England on January 2, 1898, and came to Canada in 1907 with her family. She married Tom DeMott in 1921 and together they farmed and raised a family of four on their homestead in the Michichi District. Lilian moved to Nacmine, Alberta in the late 60’s and then to Drumheller during the late 80’s. She always had a great love of gardening and her beautiful yard and flowers were admired by everyone. Finally at age 95, unable to care for herself, she became a resident of the Drumheller Nursing Home. Lilian was predeceased by her husband Tom (1951), two sisters and one brother. She will be lovingly remembered by her family, Joyce (Charlie) Martin, Victoria, BC, Ione (Jack) Thompson, Wyoming, ON; Joe (Dolores) DeMott, Drumheller, Alberta; Eugene (Agnes) DeMott, Balfour, BC; a sister Helen McChesney, Victoria, BC and sister-in-law, Jean Dewsbury, Drumheller, Alberta; thirteen grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Respecting her wishes, there will be no service. As an expression of sympathy donations in memory of Lilian, if so desired, may be sent to -- Drumheller District Health Services, 'Nursing Home' Box 4500, Drumheller, AB. TOJ OYO.
Doig -- Dennis Gordon Doig of Drumheller passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 20, 2001 at the age of 60 years. Dennis was born in Cereal, Alberta on February 20, 1941. He grew up on a farm near Sheerness, and attended school in Sheerness, Hanna and Morrin. Dennis lived in Brooks, Lethbridge and Calgary before settling in Drumheller in 1971. Dennis will be greatly missed and always remembered by his companion Waldie LaMarre of Drumheller; his daughter Jodi Sawyer (Gerald) of Cochrane; his son Glen Doig of Victoria, his mother Elida Doig of Hanna, his brothers Harold and Larry Doig of Hanna, and Jim Doig of Calgary. Dennis will also be remembered by Greg LaMarre of Calgary, Debbie Bryant (Aaron), Lisa Ferguson, Michelle Doyle (Pat), Sindy LaMarre all of Drumheller; and his grandchildren Jeff Sawyer, Jerilyn Burns, Jessica and Justin Bryant, Ryan and Amy Ferguson, Brett and Matthew Doyle; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Memorial Mass was celebrated Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 2 -- 00 PM at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church (151 - 3 Street West), Father Dan Stevenot celebrant. Cremation was held at Calgary, Alberta. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Salvation Army Children's Village (1731 - 29 Street SW, Calgary, AB, T3C 1M6). Arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winters Funeral Chapel. 403-823-2666.