Schmitz -- Verlie Leona "Leona" March 18, 1935 - October 13, 2003
It is with great sorrow and sadness for the family of Leona (nee Norman) Schmitz who left us during the early hours of October 13, 2003 at the age of 68. Her passing came after the most courageous battle with cancer. Leona leaves to mourn her daughter Carol and husband Jay Trenaman of Fort McMurray; son Bruce Schmitz and wife Lorrie of Bon Accord; sister Marlene and husband Jim West of Sauble Beach, ON; brother Allen Norman and wife Lois of Calgary; grandchildren Tenille Trenaman and fiance Colin Hefferan, Jay D. Trenaman and Amber Larocque, Tracey Schmitz and Daron Ringdahl, Sarah Schmitz and Natasha Sawchuk; great grandchildren Kolby Schmitz-Ringdahl, Mackenzie Trenaman and special great grandchild, Allyson Power. Leona also leaves to mourn numerous neices, nephews, cousins and aunts. To know Leona was to love her as she leaves many memories to all her dear friends. Leona was predeceased by her husband Scotty, parents Svea and Hjlmar Norman, mother-in-law Jessie Schmitz, sister-in-law Patricia and husband Ted Hutchison, also her dear aunt and uncle, Ted and Norma Oberg. A memorial service will be held at the Burgar Memorial Chapel (4817 - 51 Avenue, Camrose) on Saturday, November 22, 2003 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Brian Hunter from St. Mary's Hospital Pastoral Care officiating. Inurnment will take place in the Meeting Creek Cemetery. Refreshments will follow in the Meeting Creek Community Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Redwater Health Care Centre Family Palliative Room, or to a charity of your choice. Burger Funeral Home Camrose in care of arrangements. (780) 672-2121.
Sharpe -- (B.J.) William Joseph 1983 - 2003
It is with extreme sorrow the family of B.J. Sharpe announce his sudden passing on November 8, 2003. He will be sadly missed by his mother Jackie Buck of Edmonton and his father Douglas Sharpe of Nampa; grandparents Gordon and Clara Sharpe of Morrin and Lorne Sadler of Quinell, B.C.; special friend Sara; sister Amanda (James), Chelsie, Briann and Shantal; brothers Shawn, Joshua, Tyler and Dillon; and niece Alexis; and many aunts, uncles and numerous cousins. Cremation took place November 11, 2003. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the D.A.R.E. Program.
Chomas -- Henry
Henry Chomas passed away peacefuly on November 8, 2003 in Calgary. He is survived by his beloved wife Sandy and sons Colin and Cory. Henry was predeceased by his father, Steve Chomas, who passed away December 19, 1976 and mom Elaine, who passed away on April 22, 2003, and a sister, Theresa, who passed away on August 21, 2003. He had siblings -- Billy, Myles, Greg and John Chomas, and sisters Joanne, Marsha, Marcella, Liza and Debra. Henry's love was hockey, COPS, Calgary Flames, fishing and camping. He owned Jack's Taxi for six years. He liked working on cars. Henry's wish was not to have a service. He was cremated in Calgary. Henry died at the age of 44 of a stroke in Calgary. In lieu of flowers, friends and family can pay respect to Sandy and the boys.
Ewing -- Marjorie Ellen 1923 - 2003
Marjorie Ellen Ewing passed away peacefully November 13, 2003 at the Drumheller Hospital. Marjorie was born April 8, 1923 in Edmonton to Herbert and May Rutter, and was raised in Coal Valley near Rosiland. She married Bill Ewing on October 7, 1939 in Donalda, and then she resided in Drumheller for the past 57 years. Marjorie was a former member of the Rebekah Golden Rule Lodge and the Royal Canadian Legion. Marjorie was pre-deceased by her husband Bill on June 2, 1981, her parents Herbert and May Rutter, her son Douglas; grandsons Steve Ewing and Herb Ewing; and her sister Agnes Ewing and Amy Chambers. Marjorie is survived by her loving family, sons Walter (Carmen) - Girouxville, Herb (Pat) - Pincher Creek, and Dennis - Calgary; her daughters - Shirley-Ann Barnard (Doug) - Acme, Dorothy Allan (Don) - Calgary; and daughter-in-law Linda - Fort Saskatchewan; and her close friend and companion Tim Reed of Drumheller; her brother Dud Rutter (Pearl) - Cranbrook. She leaves to mourn 16 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. She was especially proud of 3 generations of twins in the family. Mom was a loving mother, granny and "Granny Great" who always put her family before herself. Her hobbies included crocheting, rug making, embroidery, as well as visiting with family and friends. Mom will live forever in our hearts. Good bye Mom, until we meet again. Rest In Peace. We love you. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. According to Mom's wishes, there will be a private family memorial service only, and her body was donated to the University of Calgary Body Bequeathal Programme.
Johnson -- Terrance (Terry) Michael Darrell 1948 - 2003
Terry Johnson passed away suddenly at the Foothills Hospital on November 14, 2003. Terry was born in Drumheller, Alberta on June 26, 1948 and raised in the Morrin area. He attended SAIT, graduating as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. After graduation he worked for Calm Air in Lynn Lake, Manitoba, Field Aviation, International Jet Air, PWA and Aero Metal, all in Calgary. Terry will be lovingly remembered by three brothers and three sisters, Art (Margaret), Gordon, Larry (Elaine), Doreen (Don Cuncannon), Marion (Leonard Olsen), and Ann (Adolf Holzli); and by his daughters, Melissa Nuccio, Michelle Spray, and Terri Lynn Johnson; as well as by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Terry was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Erella Johnson. At his own request, Terry will be cremated and there will be a family Memorial Service at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in memory of Terry may be made to a charity of one's choice. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 823-5151
Schumacher -- Gladys 1906 - 2003
Gladys Schumacher passed away November 23, 2003, at the age of 97 years. Mother, you will be loved by your family for ever -- Stan Schumacher, June Billman and Jean Sakal. Funeral details will be announced at a later date.
Stoneman -- Vivien Marjorie (Marge)
Vivien Marjorie Stoneman passed away on the early morning of November 19, 2003 at Drumheller and District Continuing Health Care Services at the age of 91. Marge was one of the first babies born in the Orkney District and she attended school there. It was there that she met and married her husband Clarence Stoneman. In 1948, they moved to the farm in Morrin during the spring flood. Marge spent her next 45 years as part of the Morrin community and in 1964 they moved the family into town. Marge had many hobbies and interests such as gardening, cake decorating and needlework and she was a wonderful cook. In 1990 Marge moved to the Sunshine Lodge in Drumheller and then into Continuing Care. Marge was predeceased by her husband Clarence Stoneman in 1976 and one grandson David Babcock.
Walker -- Edna May (Northcott) 1916 - 2003
Edna May Walker (Northcott) of Drumheller passed away peacefully on November 17, 2003 in Athabasca at the age of 87. Edna was born to Allen and Maude Northcott November 6, 1916. She was the eldest sister to Gwen and Ray and they were raised in Drumheller. She married Bill Walker and together they had six children, five sons and one daughter. She was predeceased by her husband Bill in 1981 and also her sister Gwen Lawrence. She is survived by her brother Ray Northcott and his wife Raylene of Calgary, and their children, spouses and children; her son Allen, his wife Etta, of Athabasca and their three daughters, spouses and children; her son David, his wife Evelyn of Drumheller, and their two sons, spouses and children; her son Donald and his wife Pat of Morinville; her son Dennis, his wife Adelle of Edmonton and their son and daughter; her son Gordon, his wife Judy of Calgary and their two sons and one daughter; her daughter MaryLynn and husband Allan Fraser of Fairview and their five sons and one daughterr, spouses and children. Edna has 16 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. The funeral service for Edna was held on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 2:30 p.m. at Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle in Drumheller. Officiated by Pastor Dan Dannhauer and interment at the Drumheller Cemetery. Edna was a woman who loved God. She provided for and raised an ambitious, loving and kind family. She never faltered in her understanding and caring for others. We are grateful for the legacy of faithfulness and servitude she left behind.
Yemen -- Catherine Rielly 1920 - 2003
Catherine Rielly Yemen passed away peacefully November 21, 2003. Born to Jock and Elizabeth Pennycook on June 25, 1920 in Portabello, Scotland. Catherine is survived by her sisters -- Jean (Nick) Warkentin, Billie (Roy) Payne, Wendy (Cliff) Reiling, Lolo Slater, Essie LePard; and brother Stewart (Lil) Pennycook. Left to mourn are her daughters -- Cathy (Bill) Braunberger, Sandy (Cam) Guimont, Lynn Denis and Jim Nowesad; and son Terry (Pam) Yemen; as well as grandchildren Nathan, Erin, Cathy, Michael, Cam, Jacqueline, Colette, Courtney and Joshua; and 10 great grandchildren. Catherine was predeceased by grandson Andy in 1981. Cathy's greatest joy in life was her family, dog Benji and being "Nan" to all of her grandchildren. Funeral services in her memory were held Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at St. Maglorie's Anglican Church at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to S.T.A.R.S., 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7, would be appreciated.
Hodgson -- Ronald Robert 1914 - 2003
Ronald Robert Hodgson passed away at the Drumheller Hospital on November 9, 2003 at the age of 89 years. Ron touched many lives in his journey through almost 90 years of life. Born in Waseca, SK in 1914, along with two sisters, Stella Johnston (deceased 2002), and Winnie Severinson of Vancouver, B.C. They moved with their parents to Rosedale, AB in 1918 where they went to school. Grandpa Hodgson ran a store and theatre in the early days in Rosedale. Ron married Madeline MacKay in 1936 and had three children. By the middle 30's, soup kitchens, unemployment and relief camps were common. Ron worked the coal mines and was active in the Mineworkers Union. In the spring of 1940 the Hodgsons moved to a homestead near Sylvan Lake, AB. Ron continued to work in the mines in Nordegg and Alexo until giving up farming and moving to Sylvan Lake to work for the Police Department. In 1959, they moved back to Drumheller where he worked as a bartender, school bus driver, at the Auto Wreckers, and for many years at t he Drumheller Hospital, until his retirement and Madeline's passing away in 1994. Ron always enjoyed camping, fishing and playing cards with friends. In 1996 Ron married Shirley Steward and has lived happily in Drumheller spending their leisure hours visiting and playing cards with friends at the Pioneer Trail Centre. Besides his loving wife Shirley, Ron will be sadly and lovingly remembered by his children and their families -- Roy (Cynthia) Hodgson of Calgary, AB (grandchildren Tasha, Ryen and Pala); Gail Galusha and her daughter Shannon (Alex) Clarke of Lethbridge, AB (great grandchildren Madeline, William and Charolett); and Heather Sjare of Sylvan Lake, AB (grandchildren Becky, Mike, Holly, and great granddaughter Madison). In accordance with Ron's request, there will be no funeral or service of memory. Cremation took place in Calgary, AB with arrangements made by Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home in Drumheller, AB. In lieu of flowers, friends may, if they wish, make a donation to a charity of their choice in his memory.
Jacobsen -- Harry 1925 - 2003
Harry Jacobsen of Drumheller passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 10, 2003 at the age of 78. Harry was born in Drumheller on July 8, 1925 to Peter and Agnes Jacobsen. He was raised in Dalum and farmed in the area with his wife Dolores (Dodie) until their retirement in 1983, when they moved into Drumheller. Harry is survived by his beloved wife Dodie; children Gary (Hope), Rod, Trish and Greg; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
He is also survived by his sisters Ruth (Alec), Grace (Alf), and Edith (Jim); brother-in-law Howard (Greta); sisters-in-law Myrna (Fred), and Eileen (Ed). Harry is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and relatives in the United States. Funeral services were held in Dalum on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
MacDonald -- Marion Gertrude (DWAN) 1909 - 2003
Beloved Mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away, at the age of 94, on November 15, 2003. Marion was born in Vancouver February 27, 1909. The family moved to Lacombe when she was 6 years old and stayed there throughout her school years. After she was married to Sinnott they lived in Clive, Calgary and settled in Drumheller in 1942. Here they made a happy life with wonderful friends. They enjoyed curling, golfing and their Good Time dance club, and most importantly bridge. Marion was a champion bridge player and won many prizes. Marion will be sadly missed by her daughters Dianne (David) Blair, Patricia (Terry) Skinberg, seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Marion was predeceased by her loving husband Sinnott in 1988, two sisters and one brother. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church with Father Daniel Stevenot presiding. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
Jackson -- Gordon A. October 1, 1924 - April 30, 2003
Gordon Jackson, beloved brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away peacefully after he was admitted to the Drumheller Hospital on April 29, 2003. He was predeceased by his son James in 1995. He is survived by his faithful wife of 59 years Stella, his son Robert (Lorie), his son Terry (Debbie), his daughter Darlene (Wes) and daughter-in-law Linda. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren; Trenton, Tyler, Natasha, Natara, Joseph, Darlene and Corey. He also has four great grandchildren; Kallee, Nerissa, Hayden, and Franco. Also his sisters Thelma Roblick and June (Barry) Bigham. Gordon has farmed in the Dalum/Rosebud community since 1938. He was born in Drumheller, the only son of Maitie and Gabriel Jackson. Donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre instead of flowers. Funeral Services were held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Dalum on Saturday, May 3, 2003 at 2:00 p.m.. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
Kupczynski -- Annie 1905 - 2003
On April 24, 2003, Annie passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Extendicare Holyrood Seniors Home at the age of 97 years. Annie was predeceased by her husband, Tony in 1988 and is survived by her son, Henry (Muriel); grandchildren, Don (Cecelia), Sandra and Karen and great grandchildren, Angela, Marielle, Joshua and Annieca. She is also survived by a younger sister, Anastasia in the Ukraine. Annie was born in the Ukraine in 1905 and managed to survive the severe hardships of World War I. In 1928 she emigrated to Canada and Drumheller where she worked for five years before marrying Tony. In 1934 they moved to an acreage at Gartley where they resided until 1961. There Annie took great pride in growing a massive garden each year and especially tomato plants. In 1961 Tony and Annie moved to Munson for one year and then to Rumsey where Tony retired from the Railway in 1968. In 1968 they moved to Drumheller where Annie lived to the year 2000. She then continued gardening and thoroughly enjoyed baking angel food cakes, baking hundred of them for family and friends for Christmas, Easter, birthdays or whatever the occasion might be. In 2000 Annie moved to Edmonton and shortly thereafter into the seniors home at Extendicare Holyrood where she resided until her death. The family would like to express their sincerest thanks to Dr. Dusang and all the staff at Holyrood Extendicare for the kindness and very caring attention extended to Annie. Reverend Tesfu Kelati celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael-Resurrection Catholic Church, Edmonton on Monday, April 28, 2003 with interment following at South Haven Cemetery.
Mazutinec/Chomos -- Elaine Ruth 1933 - 2003
Elaine Ruth passed away peacefully at Claresholm, AB on April 21, 2003 at the age of 70. She is survived by three sisters, six daughters, five sons and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by Dad (Steve Chomos) on December 19, 1976, her father Alex in 1966 and her mother Ruth in 1984.
Till we meet again Mom......Joanne (Russell) Bixby and family
Appleyard -- Ian Joseph 1954 - 2003
Ian Appleyard of Carbon passed away suddenly May 3, 2003 near Three Hills. Born November 20, 1954, Ian graduated from Carbon School and later attended S.A.I.T. where he earned his Journeyman Carpenter ticket. However, his love of farming soon found him working in the fields. Ian was a life-long resident of Carbon and was active in all aspects of the community. He served as a member of the Volunteer Fire Department for more than 25 years, including a time as fire chief. As a Lions Club member he was Past President and Zone Chairman. Ian was also active in the local Canadian Legion chapter. As a member of the Carbon Curling Club, Ian served as president and drawmaster. He was also a member of the Hall Board and in the past had served on Village Council. Ian married Sharon Halstead on July 8, 1995. Ian leaves behind his wife, and best friend Sharon; parents George and Irene Appleyard; brothers Don Appleyard and Doug (Beth) Appleyard and sisters Sandy Gebbie and Sheri (Tim) Larsen; nieces and nephews Troy, Rachelle, Kenzie, Jacqueline, Tyler, Sheldon, Brandy, Austin, Brandon and Stephanie; father-in-law Lloyd Halstead; sister-in-law Dixie Halstead; and numerous cousins and members of his extended family. Ian was predeceased by his mother Pat and nephew Dana. He will be missed greatly by his family and his community. Funeral Services were held on May 13, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Carbon Community Centre, with Rev. Harold Black officiating. Interment followed at the Carbon Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Carbon United Church, the Carbon Fire Department or the Three Hills District Health Services. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel.