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ALBERTA - Drumheller - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 16

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Goodey -- Allan James. It is with deep sadness we inform you of the death of Allan James Goodey on Friday, September 13/02. He is survived by his loving, faithful wife, Marjory, of 56 years one sister Kay Legros, one son Dan/ Linda Goodey. Grand children Tarah, Rob Yasvinski, Shane Goodey and Melanie Coleman and 3 great grandchildren Kyle, Ethan and Jade. Memorial service to be held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Wednesday September 18 at 1 -- 00 p.m. 207 17 St. N.W. (Midland). Refreshments to follow at Midland Comunity Hall. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Kingdom Hall. C/o Box 2236 Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0.

Plumb -- Eric Arthur Plumb. It is with great sadness we announce the death of Eric Arthur Plumb who passed away in his sleep in the T. R. Ross Nursing Home, December 31, 2001. He lived his entire life in Drumheller after being born here June 19, 1917. Eric leaves to mourn his sister-in-law Whipple Plumb, his nieces Trudy Plumb and Sharon (Alex) Dyball and their children Heather, David and Heidi. He was predeceased by his parents Samuel and Gertrude, his sister Eva, his brother Fred, and his wife Annie. Eric spent most of his working days as a grocer serving and meeting people and teasing "the rebels." He also spent a few years driving for Winter's Funeral Home, and occasionally drove the mail truck from Munson to Stettler. He served with the Canadian Army stationed in Britain during World War II, and subsequently helped the Drumheller Sea Cadets. Eric was an active member of St. Magloire's Church, always enjoyed a good hockey game, and loved to travel. As a result, he and Annie were involved for many years with the Seniors Recreational Group bus trips, a group of which he was a founding member. Memorial donations may be made to St. Magloire's Church (Box 593, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y0), or to a charity of ones choice. Following cremation in Calgary, a memorial service will be held at St. Magloire's Church on Saturday, January 12, 2001 at 2 -- 00 P.M. with Reverend Florence McDonald officiating. Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL. 403-823-2666.

Radke -- Herbert "Herb" Radke was called to his eternal home on January 1, 2002, surrounded by his family at the Drumheller Hospital, at the age of 74. Herb was born February 24, 1927 to Gottfried and Mary Radke in Kulm, Bessarabia, Roumania, and came to Canada in June that same year. Herb married Elsie (Moench) on March 25, 1953 in Hanna, Alberta. They farmed in the Hand Hills for one year, then in 1954 moved to a farm north of Craigmyle for two years. In 1956, they left the farm and went to work on road construction, where Herb drove truck, later that year he started working for the CNR and moved to Alsask, Saskatchewan, for two years. In 1959, they moved to Delia where Herb worked for Art Marshall at the John Deer Machinery shop for one year. In 1960, Herb went to work for the Alberta Pacific Grain Company in Trochu where he trained for two months, then in November moved to Munson to work for the same company. In 1968 the company changed to Federal Grain, in 1972 it changed to Alberta Wheat Pool, where he remained and worked until November of 1985 when he had a stroke and was no longer able to work. In May of 1986, they moved to Drumheller and he officially retired from the Pool in 1992. When Herb was growing up he had a love for baseball and pitched for the Hand Hills ball team. When he could no longer play the game he coached a girls softball team in Munson for eight years and the boys team for one year. He enjoyed watching all sports whenever possible. One of his other loves was camping and fishing with his family. Herb also enjoyed playing cards, whenever he could. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of 48 years Elsie; four children, Lyall (Nancy) Radke, Theresa (Ron) Storch, Kathleen Radke [Jordan], Lane Radke; eight grandchildren, Jason and Holly Radke, Brad, Greg and Kristy Storch, Randy and Nicole Jordan, and Crystal Radke; one sister, Clara Armstrong; two brothers, Ivan (Elnore) Radke and Dave Radke. Herb was predeceased by his parents, Gottfried and Mary Radke; two brothers, Emil and Walter; two sisters, Ella and Tola; and a granddaughter. Funeral Services were held Friday, January 4, 2002 at 11 -- 00 am at Grace Lutheran Church, with Pastor Lloyd Huber Officiating. Memorial Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (10985 - 124 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5M 9Z9) or Grace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements were entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL. 403-823-2666.

McMaster -- Amy Doreen McMaster passed away on January 9th, 2002 in Calgary, Alberta at the Peter Lougheed Hospital. She was the daughter of Eunice McMaster of Drumheller, Alberta and the late Gordon N. McMaster. Born August 12, 1953 in Trenton, Ontario, Amy Doreen left Ontario in 1967 and settled in and around the Drumheller area. An avid car buff, she was at home behind the wheel of her car or delivery van often driving her mother to Calgary for doctors appointments, whenever needed. She will be sadly missed by her loving partner Jim Merkel, three children - Rick Schackwidt, Patricia Desmarais, and Nick Blanchette, and three grandchildren - Kimberly, Davis and Dyllon, brothers and sisters - Allen McMaster (Lola) of Orono, Ontario, Helen Dube (Morris), Dalum, Alberta, Hazel Balcaen (Bob), McBride, B.C., Gordie McMaster (Roxanne), Haddishville, Manitoba, Robert McMaster (Linda), Pickering, Ontario, Eugene McMaster (Trudy), Drumheller, Alberta, Neil McMaster, Drumheller, Alberta and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Courtney- Winters Funeral Chapel on January 14, 2002 and interred with her father in the Drumheller Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Peter Lougheed Centre, Unit 51, 3500-26th Street North East, Calgary, Alberta, T1Y 6J4. Courtney-Winters Funeral Chapel were entrusted with the arrangements.

Mashon -- Walter Copps Mashon passed away peacefully on August 30, 2002 at Drumheller Regional Continuing Care at the age of 83. Walter was born in the Dorothy area in 1918 to Anne and Henry Mashon, the youngest of 9 children. In 1950 Walter married Mary Van Kerchvoorde. Together they farmed and ranched in the Homestead Coulee area. Walter enjoyed hunting geese, deer and antelope. In his later years, Walter and Mary enjoyed floor curling every Friday night at the Hand Hills, and the game of UNO in our homes. Walter is survived by his wife Mary, his daughter Marlene (Lloyd) Nelson of Kelowna, his granddaughter Tyna (Shawn) Trefry of Kelowna, his grandson James Nelson of Kelowna, his sister Mary Job of Homestead Coulee area, his sister-in-law Agnes Walton, and two great-grandchildren Kaisha and Raeya Trefry. Walter was predeceased by his grandson Wesely Nelson of Kelowna. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 5, 2002 at the Church of the Nazarene at 2 -- 00 P.M. with Pastor Wayne McCrackin officiating. Internment will follow in the Drumheller Cemetery. The family would like to encourage donations in Walter's memory to be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation, Continuing Care Box 4500, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0. Arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel. 403-823-2666.

Battle -- Irene Battle passed away at the Drumheller Continuing Care Facility on May 4th, 2002, just before her 100th birthday. Irene was born to Samuel and Emma Crossley on June 10, 1902 in Wellingborough, Northampton, England, the youngest of four children. At the age of one year, she emigrated with her family to Canada. They lived in Toronto, Calgary and Strathmore, before homesteading in the Dorothy district. In 1918, she married Felix Battle and they farmed in the Delia district until their retirement in 1963. While living at Delia, Irene was active in the community, the Farm Women's Union of Alberta and was a member of Highland Chapter, OES. She also served as local correspondent to the Delia Times, Drumheller Mail and Hanna Herald for many years. Following retirement from the farm, they made their home in Calgary, then to Carstairs until 1983 when Irene returned to live in Drumheller. She enjoyed many happy hours playing Bingo with friends and was a member of the Pioneer Trail Seniors Center. For the past 5 1/2 years, she has been a resident of the TR Ross Nursing Home and the new Continuing Care Facility. She was predeceased by her husband Felix; grandson, Allan Battle; great grandson, Thomas Battle and three sons-in-law, Walter Dickie, Arthur Keenan, and Ivor Bowen, one brother, Leonard Crossley and two sisters, Winifred Walton and Dorothy Kikendall. She is survived by her eight children, Lester (Betty), Evelyn Dickie, Helen Bowen, Alma Keenan, Geneva (Harvey) Seagrave, Jesse (Elsie), Wayne (Gina) and Gloria (Keith) Johnson; 25 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 35 great, great grandchildren. A memorial Service will be held at Knox United Church, Drumheller on Thursday, May 9th at 2 -- 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Irene's memory may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.

Buyer -- Rose (Neher) Buyer went home to be with her Lord on April 29, 2002 at the age of 92. Rose spent the last four years at the Golden Hills Lodge where we made many friends. She is survived by three children, Daun (Phyllis) Buyer of Calgary, Nova Ohlauser, Morley (Shirley) Buyer of Carbon; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Art (Reada) Buyer and sister-in-law Rose Schell as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Rose was very active in the Carbon Baptist Church, holding many positions over the years. She was predeceased by her husband, Adam and her parents, as well as one infant sister and four brothers. Memorial services were held on Thursday, May 2, 2002 at 2 -- 00 p.m. in the Carbon Baptist Church with her grandson, Reverend Lyle Buyer officiating. Memorial tributes in Rose's honor may be made directly to the Carbon Baptist Church or the Golden Hills Lodge. Mountain View Funeral Chapels, Three Hills entrusted with arrangements. 403-443-5111.

Grenier -- Dennis Eugene Cecil November 1922 - May 2002 In loving memory of my husband and my children's father. He is survived by his loving wife of forty-one years and their four children, Michael (Cheryl) Christopher (Bernie), Peter (Gaye), Gillian (Pat), six granddaughters, six grandsons, his six sisters and two brothers, several nieces and nephews, their families and numerous friends. A memorial mass will be held in Calgary on May 13, 2002 at 11 -- 00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish 1525 - 45 St. S.E. If family and friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Dennis' memory to Calgary Health Region Palliative Home Care.

Ohlhauser -- Ethel Violet Ohlhauser passed away on Friday, August 23, 2002 at the age of 69 years. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She leaves behind cherished memories by her daughter, Sharon (Henry) Hermanson and their son Randy, their 2 daughters Kim, heather (Dan) Clow, sons, Garry, Daryl and his son Kyle, sisters, Rae Schmidt, Laura (Basil) O’Rourke, brothers, Carl Maier, Jerry Maier, numerous nieces and nephews. Ethel was predeceased by her husband Ted Ohlhauser, parents Edward and Mildred Maier. Ethel was born on March 4, 1933 in Cranbrook B.C. On July 29, 1953 she married Ted Ohlhauser and lived in the Carbon area where she raised her family and helped with farming and growing beautiful flowers and gardens. Her favorite pastimes were gardening and caring for those she loved, especially her great grand children. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 30, 2002 at 3 -- 00 p.m. from the Alliance Church. Arrangements entrusted to Courtney- Winter's Funeral Chapel.

Spooner -- Joseph Harry October 18, 1918 -August 23, 2002 Joe Spooner passed away in Calgary, with his family beside him, on Friday, August 23, 2002 at the age of 83 years. After many enjoyable years of service, Joe retired from the United Grain Growers and loved to spend his leisure time golfing, gardening, walking and keeping fit. He enjoyed his neighbors and dear friends and their continued friendship and support. Joe has left us with memories of a loving and caring husband and father, a loyal colleague and a honest and giving friend. In our hearts he can never be replaced. He will be sadly missed by his wife of fifty-two years, Bella; his two sons, Brent Spooner and Grant (Dixie) Spooner; his two daughters, Ellen (Dave) Corea and Donna (Doug) Thomson; nine grandchildren, Kelly (Terry) and Chris Thomson, Heidi and Tyler Spooner, Lee and Michael Corea, Barbara, Nichelle and Darren Spooner; as well as his great grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn his brother, Bill Spooner and family. A Memorial Service was held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel", (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Monday, August 26, 2002 at 3 -- 00 P.M. To e-mail expressions of sympathy -- Subject Heading -- Joe Spooner. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army (822 - 420 - 9 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 TELEPHONE -- (403) 410-1116 or to the Alzheimer Society Of Calgary, 1920 - 11th Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3G2. Telephone -- (403) 290-0110. In living memory of Joe Spooner, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Crowfoot Chapel", 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W, CALGARY, AB. TELEPHONE -- (403) 241-0044.

Tuckwood -- John Edward Tuckwood passed away August 20, 2002 at the age of 86 years old. He leaves behind 1 sister, 4 brothers, nephews and nieces. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Martha Lenfesty and friends. The internment is at 1 -- 00 p.m. on August 30, 2002 at Drumheller Cemetery.

Milburn -- On April 28, 2002 at Victoria General Hospital, at the age of 47 years, Ronald Milburn passed away. Sergeant Ron Milburn, CD, is survived by his 5 daughters, Janet (Shane) Martin, Valerie Milburn, Colleen Milburn, Kathy Milburn and Jackie Milburn, 2 brothers John (Dorothy) and Bob (Garnette), and sister JoAnne (Vern) Rourke. He was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on the 23rd of September 1954, where he attended school. He joined the Naval Reserve in 1970. He was in the first graduating class of the Saskatchewan Provincial Police College and policed in Cudworth and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. In 1981, Ron arrived in Victoria, BC and worked full time for the Naval Reserve rising to the position of Chief Clerk of The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's). His Military Service Duties included working at APEC and the Commonwealth Games after which he received letters of commendation for his performance at each. A Military Memorial Service was held at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, BC, corner of Quadra and Rockland, Friday the 3rd of May 2002 at 2 -- 00pm. The service was officiated by the Very Reverend Dean Wright. Donations may be made to the Victoria Mustard Seed.

Wilson -- On April 27, 2002, Mrs. Hazel L. Wilson of Edmonton passed away at the age of 64 years. She will be missed dearly, and fondly remembered by her husband, James; and daughters, Darlys (Dwain) White of Sherwood Park and Colleen Goertz of Edmonton; two grandchildren, Brittney and Courtney; brother, Manley (Wendy) Dettmer of Rumsey; sisters, Diane (Lloyd) Anderson of Sylvan Lake; and Adele Dettmer of Edmonton. Respecting Hazel's wishes, cremation and a private family gathering will take place. Donations are gratefully accepted to S.T.A.R.S. or the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Duane Magus Funeral Director, Bon Accord. (780) 915-1860

Anderson -- Ken Anderson passed away on January 21, 2002 at the Drumheller Hospital. He was born in Drumheller, Where he spend most of his early life, before moving to Sandspit, BC with his family. He retired and settled in Chilliwack for several years before returning to Drumheller. He was predeceased by his wife Betty, his daughter Jennifer, his mom and dad 'Mary and Albert' and his brother Bob. He will be sadly missed by his wife Carol, his son Joe and his fiancť Sandy, his daughter Diane and her husband Len, his Granddaughter Leanne and her boyfriend Rod, his sisters Stella and Carol and their families, and his brothers Jack, Bill, and Roy and their families. He will also be sadly missed by all his friends. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 2 -- 00 PM with Reverend Blair Kirkby officiating. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta(124, 430 – 6 Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 2S8). Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL. 403-823-2666.

Bullen -- Donald S. On Saturday, January 19, 2002 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital following a brief illness, Donald Bullen, 76, beloved husband of Margaret Bullen of Nanaimo, loving father of Maureen (Bruce Archer) of Nanaimo and James Bullen of Victoria, dear brother of Glen of Nanaimo, and Les of Vernon, passed away. He was predeceased by his sister Betty and Brother Gerald. Don will be sadly missed by his three grandchildren. Don was born in Drumheller, Alberta, where he lived and worded with the British American Oil Company (B/A) until moving to Duncan, British Columbia in 1970. Don worked until retirement at the British Columbia Governments Koksilah Tree Nursery in Duncan. Memorial Service at the Sands Funeral Chapel, 1 Newcastle Avenue, Nanaimo, on Thursday, January 24th at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon.

Bulman -- Mrs. Barbara Ann Bulman, beloved partner and wife of John Bulman of 30 years, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by her family on Sunday, January 20, 2002 at the age of 55 years following a courageous battle with cancer. Barbara was born in Taber on September 19, 1946 the daughter of Earl and Eva Owen. Following her school years, she met and three years later married John Bulman on September 19, 1975. They resided in Calgary and later moved to Drumheller where they raised their family. In her spare time she spent many hours on end doing crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. Barbara was also an avid bingo player. The most important aspects of her life was her family. She enjoyed raising her family and equally enjoyed watching her children raise her grandchildren. They were all held very close to heart. Barbara will be forever remembered by her husband John, and her daughters, Bonnie (Jason) Melquist and their children Jesse and Kolyn; and Maggie (Jason) Bastien and their children Selena, Katelyn and Brianna. She will also be remembered by her brothers, Jeff Burke, Orval (Caroline) Owen, Dale Owen and Basil Owen and a special friend, Candace Ginger. She was predeceased by 2 brothers and 4 sisters. The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel (5006 - 48th Ave.) Taber, on Friday, January 25, 2002 at 1 -- 00 P.M. Interment will take place at a later date at the Drumheller Cemetery. friends so desire, memorial tributes in Barbara's name can be made directly to the Palliative Care Unit c/o the Taber Hospital Foundation, 4326 - 50th Ave. Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 - 10th Street South Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. AB Telephone -- 1-888-223-0116.

Powell -- Edward Powell passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at the age of 82 years. Ed was born on June 18, 1919 in Bothwell, in the county of Lanarkshire, Scotland to Martha Alice Cook and William James Powell. He came to Canada at 8 years old in 1928 and lived in the Drumheller Valley his entire life. He was predeceased by his parents; his sisters Peggy and Betty; his brothers John, William, Arthur and Alec (as an infant); and Jennie Powell his loving wife of 52 years, in June 1992. Ed is survived by his son Wayne Powell, his sister Agnes MacDonald of Midland, and his four grandchildren who he cherished greatly – Christopher, Juliet, Ryan, all of Edmonton, and Stephanie of Vancouver. Edward was a coal miner in his early life from the age of 15. Later in life he worked for the Alberta Government Highways Department for over 20 years as a snowplow operator. Ed demonstrated a life well lived with courage, hard work, commitment, a love of family and friends, and a deep reverence for nature. Thanks Dad and granddad for your love, patience, generosity, and for being there whenever we needed you. You are loved and missed greatly. You left a fine legacy that will carry on. A private memorial service was held at Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel on Sunday, January 20, 2002. Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL. 403-823-2666.

Siwy -- Kendra Lee Siwy Feb. 5, 1988 – Jan. 16, 2002 It is with heavy hearts that we announce Kendra's departure to begin a 'new life.' Kendra will always live on in our hearts and memories giving us courage, determination and strength. Kendra will be lovingly remembered by her parents, Maryellen and Don, her brother Joey; step-brothers Steven, Damian, Derrek and Dustin; Grama Stevens, Grama Rolff, her special Uncle Roy (Sue); Uncles, Sid, Larry (Wendy), Tim, Tom (Laura); Aunts, Linda (Paul), Brenda, Kathy, Ruth (George), Kathy (Mark), Mary Lou (Steve), numerous cousins, extended family members, and many loving friends. A memorial service was held in Kendra's honour, Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 1 -- 00 pm, from the Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Wayne McCrackin and Pastor Daniel Dannhauer officiating. Personal Alternative Funeral Services were in care of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, any donations in Kendra's memory may be directed to the Palliative Care unit at the Drumheller Regional Health Complex.

Snideman -- Maisie Kiturah Snideman, born June 23, 1913, passed away suddenly January 16, 2002 at the age of 88 years. Born in New Haven, Sussex, England, Maisie came to Canada in 1947. October 4 of that same year she married Elbert Walter Snideman. Maisie is survived by her son David (Bunny) Snideman of Drumheller, AB, her daughter Wendy (Les) Doell of Crofton, BC, and her daughter Cheryl (John) Reynolds of Edmonton, AB; by her grandchildren Diana (Ray) Watson of Wayne, AB, Alisa (Fred) Dayman of Wayne, AB, Kristina Hall of Calgary, AB, Rosemarie (Dale) Moreau of Camrose, AB, Peter Madden of Vancouver, BC, Steven Madden of Victoria, BC and Andre Madden of Calgary, AB; and her great-grandchildren Christopher Venner of Edmonton, AB, Jennifer Mandziak of Nanaimo, BC, and Danielle Snideman of Camrose, AB. Maisie is also survived by 4 sisters in England, Nan Hext, Ethel Strong, Gwen Chapman, and Ruth Nock. Maisie was predeceased by her husband Elbert on October 20, 1978. Good bye beloved mother, grandma, sister, friend, our hearts are bound forever, with love that has no end. Thankful for the love you gave, your gentleness and care, your kindness and your helping hand, you were always there. Your smile and your laughter, will sooth our aching hearts, as from our memories, you never shall depart. Although we'll miss you dearly, we thank the Lord above, that when He chose a family, He gave us you to love. Rosemarie Moreau (Granddaughter) Funeral Services were held Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 2 -- 00 PM at St. Magloire';s Anglican Church with the Reverend Florence McDonald officiating. Interment will follow at a later date. Donations may be made to St. Magloire's Anglican Church (176 - 2 Street West, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y4). Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL. 403-823-2666

Thomson -- Claud Thomson of Drumheller passed into the presence of his Lord on Sunday, January 20, 2002. He leaves to mourn his dear wife Martha, three daughters, Janice, Beth and Joyce, three step-children, Deb, Heather and Bill, many nephews and nieces, and Gladys, his very special niece. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 7016 Farrell Rd. S.E. Telephone 216 - 5111

Wilkinson -- Mary Elizabeth passed away on January 19, 2002 at the Foothills Hospital. Mary was the first born child of Herman and Annie Praeker. Born in Strathmore, Alberta on August 6, 1916, she married Raymond Wilkinson in June of 1939. Mary graduated from nursing school in Saskatchewan where she remained and worked for a short period of time. She and her five children lived in Strathmore for several years. In 1956 Mary moved to Drumheller with her children, resuming her nursing career at the Drumheller Hospital where she retired in 1976. After retirement, she continued her involvement in the Hospital Auxiliary, the CWL, and several other volunteer organizations. Throughout her life she was a Christian in every sense of the word, always making time for others. This was always expressed by care packages of baking for everyone. Mary will be sadly missed by anyone's life she touched. From her children's perspective, she was always the pillar of strength. Mary is survived by her five children -- Delores Walker of Strathmore, Pat Niblett of Tsawwassen, B.C., Richard Wilkinson (Kathy Bodor) of Calgary, Karen Banks of Calgary, and Raymond Wilkinson (Lor) of Red Deer. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, sister in law Marie Louise Praeker of Strathmore as well as in-laws from Eastern Canada. She was predeceased by her husband Ray, a brother Bill Praeker, sister Viola Ramsay, and son in law Bill Niblett. Prayer services were held on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Strathmore at 7 -- 00 p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 11 -- 00 a.m. Father Terry Connolly celebrant. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Strathmore Hospital Ladies Auxiliary (200 Brent Blvd., Strathmore, T1P 1J9) WHEATLAND FUNERAL HOME LTD. (Strathmore) in care of arrangements. 934-5666.

Blake -- Annabelle (Annie) On Sunday, January 27, 2002, Mrs. Annie Blake of Stony Plain, passed away peacefully. Annie is survived by her loving husband, Dugald (Douglas); two sisters, Margaret Nichols of Stony Plain and Bessie Smith of Langley, B.C.; one brother, William (Martha) Carsell of Wainwright; sister-in-law Ann (Stan) Sled of Parksville, B.C.; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Annie was predeceased by her parents, one sister, one brother and two brothers-in-law. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 2 -- 00 p.m. at the Chapel of Howard & McBride Westlawn, 16310 Stony Plain, Edmonton. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of floral tributes, donations can be made in Annie's memory to the Alzheimer Society of Edmonton, Room 5R01, 11111 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L4. Howard and McBride Westlawn Chapel (780) 484-5500

Lavine -- Peter Norman Lavine, 67, passed away Jan 23/02 in Calgary, Alberta, after a lengthy and courageous struggle with cancer. His daughter Debbie was at his bedside. Peter was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force from l952-70, serving in France and many eastern Canadian Bases. He married his now former wife Caryl Haahr in l960. From l970-80 he was a resident of Drumheller, employed at the Nova Plant in Hussar and a very active member of the Drumheller Legion. Peter loved the "Drumheller hills" and always called Drumheller his home. He moved to Brooks where he lived for 16 years before being moved to Calgary due to his severe illness and disability. He was predeceased by his grandson, Ryan Michael Tremblay in l983; his father and mother of Chateauguay, Que. in 1986 and l997; several brothers and sisters of Montreal, Que. and Boston, Mass. Peter is survived by his loving children, daughter Debbie (Brian Lanigan); grandaughters Alysia & Stephanie Carrier; son Pete (Cindy Lavine), all of Calgary; daughter Christine Lavine; grandaughter Vanissa Tremblay and grandson Logan Tremblay, all of Stettler; son Patrick (Carrie Rowell); grandson Jesse Wayne Lavine, all of Morrin. He is also survived by one brother, Jacque (Linda) of Virginatown, Ont. The family will be in Drumheller on Saturday afternoon, Feb 02/02, to scatter Peters ashes in the hills he loved so much and invite anyone who knew him to a Memorial Luncheon in the Drumheller Legion to celebrate his life. 24/01/2002

Riggs -- Vernon Riggs. It is with great sadness that we announce that Vern passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, on January 27, 2002 at the age of 65 years. Vern was born on February 23, 1936 and spend most of his early years helping his Mother, Ettie, run the Tip Top Tea Room. After his mother passed away, his uncle Lloyd took him under his wing, and developed his love of farming. Vern spent many hours volunteering his time in the community – as Santa's helper, MC for many community gatherings, building and fixing things, and was currently the President of the Morrin Lions Club. He also served on the volunteer fire department for many years. His first love was his family though, to whom he was devoted. He took great pride in ensuring his family was nurtured and well looked after. Vern leaves to mourn his loving wife of 45 years, Shirley; and children Debbie (John) Wynia, Terry (Brenda), Gord (Jo-Anne), and Lisa (Troy) Wolf. He will also be sadly missed, but always remembered by his grandchildren Corinna, Jenna, Colton, Jessica, Tasha, and Candice; his mother-in-law Ethel Devaleriola; his sister-in-law Margaret (Mick) Chambers, along with many close friends and relatives. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 2 -- 00 PM at the Morrin Community Hall with Reverend Glenn Jarvis officiating. Interment will follow in the Morrin Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Morrin Agriculture Society Wheelchair Lift Project (c/o Starland County Office, Box 249, Morrin, Alberta, T0J 2B0). Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER';S FUNERAL CHAPEL. 403-823-2666.

Rotzoll -- Horst Gunther, a long time resident of Drumheller passed away suddenly at his home, Jan. 21, 2002 at the age of 69. He was born in Pfeilsdorf, Germany and came to Canada in 1949. Horst leaves to mourn his passing, Arda Robinson of Drumheller, her daughter Lori (Paul) Benninger of Calgary, son Edward, daughter Laura (Randy) Oxbury of Campbell River, B.C., daughter Carolyn Rotzoll of Drumheller, sister Ingrid (Dick) Black of Cochrane and nephew Marcus Black of Calgary, four grandchildren, Monica, Curtis, Abigail and Rachel of Campbell River, B.C. Horst was predeceased by parents, Richard and Gertrude Rotzoll. Respecting his wishes, there will be no service. As an expression of sympathy, donations in memory of Horst Rotzoll may be made to the Drumheller District Health Services, Box 4500, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0. Horst will be greatly missed and always remembered by his loving family, relatives and friends.

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