Duncan -- Robert "Lyle" 1949-2003
Lyle Duncan of Carbon, Alberta, passed away suddenly on May 3, 2003 at the age of 53 years. Lyle was born on August 21, 1949 at the Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary. He lived in Elnora until the age of 4, moved to Strathmore in 1953, and then moved to Carbon in 1962. From 1971-1987, Lyle with his wife Joanne, moved to various communities in Alberta working in the grain industry. They then, along with their two daughters, Alexie and Virginia, moved to Carbon where they since have resided. Lyle, in addition to involvements at Carbon School and Carbon Grocery, was actively involved in the community. He served with the Carbon Lions Club, Carbon Agricultural Society, the Carbon Hall Board, and was involved with numerous other community events. He loved golfing with his family and friends and was an avid curler as well. Lyle is survived by Joanne, his loving wife of 32 years, his daughter Alexie and son-in-law Garth Donald, his daughter Virginia, his sisters Doreen (Gordon Mose) and Joy (Charles Carlson) and numerous nieces and nephews. Lyle was predeceased by his parents Alex and Pearl Duncan, as well as his three brothers, John, Gilbert and Elmer. Funeral Services were held from the Carbon Baptist Church, Carbon, AB on Friday, May 9, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel.
Mabbott -- Emily 1938 - 2003
Emily passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Regional Hospital on May 8, 2003 at the age of 64 years to be reunited with her loving husband Leonard, after a courageous battle with cancer. Emily was predeceased by her husband of thirty-six years in 1994 and her son David Mabbott and her daughter-in-law Sharlene Clyne-Mabbott in 1997. Leaving to cherish her memory is her loving daughter Linda Patterson (Scott) of Drumheller, Alberta and son Larry Mabbott (Cindy) of Morrin, Alberta; her sister Adeline Taylor of Toronto, Ontario and her brother Albert O'Coin (Georgina) of Red Deer, Alberta and grandchildren Richard, Derek, Jeff, Deanna and Amanda Mabbott, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. Emily was born on May 27, 1938 in Caroline, Alberta. Emily and her family moved to Ontario in 1950 and moved back to Alberta a few years later, moving to Drumheller where Emily met Leonard and were married on August 16, 1958. Emily and Leonard moved to Rosedale where they raised their three children Linda, Larry and David. Emily and Leonard were very active members of the Rosedale Fire Department and Community Hall, Leonard was also councillor for the M.D. of Badlands for several years. Emily worked in the restaurant industry her entire life working at The Corner Café and Romans Family Restaurant for several years, and working at Yavis Family Restaurant till her passing. Emily was known for her excellent cooking techniques and was always willing to provide anyone who came to visit her home with her delicious food. Emily cherished her time with her family and friends and was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Emily was devoted at always seeing that her family was her first priority in life always tending to their needs. Emily was loved by her children and overcame many obstacles and losses in her life with great courage and commitment. Emily was affectionately loved by everyone who knew her and had a passion for living life to its fullest. Emily will be greatly missed and forever loved. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Drumheller, Alberta. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Drumheller Cancer Clinic. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel.
Boe -- Patricia 1934 - 2003
Patricia Boe passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Health Authority on May 14, 2003 at the age of 68 years. Patricia was born in Victoria, B.C. on December 10, 1934 and grew up there. The family moved to Nanaimo where she worked as a waitress for a number of years until she married Frank. They had two children, Steven and Michael. Patricia leaves behind, husband Frank, who is retired and has lived in Nacmine for the past 7 years. Funeral services were held at Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel on Monday, May 19, 2003 at 2 p.m. Donations can be made to Drumheller Cancer Unit c/o Drumheller Region Health Complex.
Dick -- Edward (Ed) 1917 - 2003
Edward (Ed) Dick passed away peacefully May 11, 2003 surrounded by loving family at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary. Ed was born September 2, 1917 at Gartley, AB. During World War Two he served with the R.C.A.F. Goose squadron. After the war he farmed in the Drumheller area. Ed moved to Calgary in 1973 where he was an active Legion member, moving up the ranks to president of the Alberta and N.W.T. region. He finished his working career as the provincial secretary of the Alberta and N.W.T. for the Alberta Legion command. Ed was predeceased by his parents William and Mable Dick. He is survived by his 5 daughters Darlene Gill (Roy) of Wetaskiwin, AB, Janice Dick of Calgary, AB, Sherry Munro (Clarence) of Medicine Hat, AB, Allison Johns (Wayne) of Calgary, AB, Vera Emmett (Michael) Mulhurst, AB. He is also survived by his brother Alex Dick of Michichi, AB, and sister Berneice Seitz of Victoria, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Legion poppy fund. Funeral services were held on Friday, May 16, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. from Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel. Interment followed in the Drumheller Cemetery. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 823-2666.
Humphries -- Andrew Craig 1948 - 2003
Craig died surrounded by love on Friday at the end of a long and arduous illness, at the age of fifty-four. He is survived and mourned by his devoted and beloved wife, Linda Tomlinson; his son Craig Jr. (Lisa Christie); his grandsons Christian and Caelan; his siblings, John (Shirley) of Olds, Adele Meyers, and Mary Murphy, both of Calgary; his step-father Mervin (Kay) Clark of Drumheller; Craig Jr.'s mother Vicki Humphries of Calgary; and four generations of extended family, including Linda's daughters Cassandra Christie and Jennifer Smylie. He was predeceased by his dearly missed parents, John (Jack) Humphries in 1953 and Henrietta (Hetty) Clark in 1992, and by his cousin Lorne Jardine, one of "the real cousins," in 1992. Craig was born July 31st, 1948, grew up on the farm at Drumheller, and lived all of his adult life in Calgary. He was involved in hockey for many years, as a player, coach, and referee. For the last twenty years, he worked for Calgary Transit and earned his Journeyman Mechanic's ticket from SAIT in 1994. He genuinely enjoyed the comradeship of his job, and will be remembered by his co-workers as "The Bus Whisperer." The happiest years of his life were those he spent with Linda, and he delighted in her presence. Anyone who knew Craig will remember him as a man with a razor-sharp intelligence, a quirky, wry humour, and a devastatingly handsome face. The loss is very great, but we are happy for his release. A Memorial Service for Craig will be held at CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL (within the valley of Queen's Park Cemetery), 3219 - 4th Street NW, on Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to Agape Manor Hospice at 1302 - 8th Avenue NW T2N 1B8 or the Calgary Humane Society (SPCA) at 1323 - 36th Avenue NE T2E 6T6.
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Merritt -- Donald James
Don Merritt died peacefully on Saturday, May 10, 2003. He is survived by his daughters; Maureen Leonhardt (Dan) of Calgary, Alberta, Judi Worthington (Garry) from Kingman, Alberta; grandchildren Kari Bloom (Gordon), Jason Leonhardt, Mindi Chadwick (Bryce), Katie Poudrier (David) and Gary Lee Merritt Worthington (Alice), all from Alberta; and by great grandchildren, Craig, Ryan and Kristen Bloom and Tayelle Chadwick. His sister Helen Hodgson, cousin Paul and Peggy Stickney, and brother and sister-in-laws, Betty and Charlie Pierce, Len and Winona Donaldson and Tom Donaldson will fondly remember Don. Don was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Celia, three children in infancy and by numerous brothers and sisters. Don was Secretary-Treasurer of the Municipal District of Starland in Central Alberta for 35 years. He was valued by friends and colleagues as a dependable financial administrator and as someone to turn to in time of need. He and Celia came to Vernon in 1979 and quickly made many friends. He enjoyed golf, playing bridge, meeting his cronies for coffee and being a congenial host. Perseverance, resilience, responsibility, generosity and a genuine interest in people were characteristics that defined Don, and the ripples of his character will last for generations. A Celebration of Don's life was held April 19, 2003 in honour of his 90th birthday. His entire family, close relatives and friends were in attendance. We will all cherish the memory of his loving acknowledgement to our toast to this very special man. A private family service will held at a later time. Those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Donald James Merritt may do so to the Noric House Extended Care Facility, 1400 Mission Rd., Vernon, B.C. V1T 2C5. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (542-4333).
Naegeli -- Victor Russell
Born in Drumheller, Alberta on January 29, 1939. Passed away in Drumheller on Saturday, May 17, 2003.
Victor spent the better part of his 64 years in the Drumheller Valley. He loved to dance and enjoyed watching movies. He had a keen interest in all that was around him and enjoyed any time he could spend with his family and friends. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Otto and Elsie Naegeli; his brothers -- Jimmy, Frankie and Don (Tuffy). He leaves to mourn his passing his brothers Gordon (Janet) of Coleman, Alberta; Ben (Jean) of Drumheller; Bob (Lynn) of Arden, Manitoba and George of Calgary; his sisters Elsie (Jack) of Campbell River, B.C. and Rita of Lac La Biche, Alberta. As well as his sister-in-law, Iva Naegeli of Drumheller. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held in the Knox United Church, Drumheller, on Friday, May 23, 2003 at 1 p.m. Personal Alternative has been entrusted with arrangements.
Nottal -- Anna-Maria October 26, 1919 - May 14, 2003
Anna-Maria was born October 26, 1919 in Lu, Switzerland and passed away peacefully May 14, 2003 at the Drumheller Continuing Care Center at the age of 83. Anna-Maria will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 56 years, Armin Nottal, her loving daughter and son-in-law Adolfina (Fe-Fe) and Allen Avramenko of Rowley, her two loving grandchildren Lisa (Mike) Brown of Calgary, Jason (Bonnie) Avramenko of Rowley and two special great grandsons Jacob and Rhys Brown. Anna-Maria moved to Canada with her husband and daughter from Valchava, Switzerland in 1954 residing at Ghost Pine, Alberta. In 1971 Anna-Maria and Armin moved to Three Hills, Alberta here they resided for 25 years. In 1996, Anna-Maria and Armin moved to Drumheller, Alberta to be closer to their daughter. In 2001 Anna-Maria became a resident of the Drumheller Continuing Care Center. Here she was continually visited by her loving husband, daughter and grandchildren and made many new friends with the residents and nursing staff. Everyone will sadly miss her. At the request of Anna-Maria, funeral services were not held. A Family Prayer service was held May 17, 2003 at the Drumheller Continuing Care Chapel conducted by Rev. Blair Kirkby for her immediate family.
Rosgen -- Richard
On a very special day, May 19, 2003, my husband, our father, grandfather and great grandfather, Richard Rosgen was reunited with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, in the loving embrace of our Blessed Virgin Mary. Born to Peter and Helena Rosgen on September 8, 1920 in Moscow, Idaho, he moved to the Munson community as a young child where he resided until his retirement in 1993, at which time he settled in Drumheller. He married Lenore Howard of Drumheller in 1946 and together they were blessed with nine children. They raised them on the family farm which was created with their love, prayers, determination and endless hard work with their children always at the centre of their focus. As a simple man devoted to his Catholic faith, he left the family with a legacy of prayer, devotion to God, humanitarianism and a deep understanding of the unlimited power of love. He said that one of the greatest achievements in his life was to raise all his children in the Catholic faith. For this gift we are humbled and eternally grateful. Dad excelled as an athlete, namely baseball and curling. He was involved in the Southern Alberta Sports Recreational Society - Zone 2; he was a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus, where he held the position of Grand Knight for a number of years. Dad was dedicated to his responsibilities of secretary-treasurer of the Morning Glory, White Rose and Gartley RCS School Districts for several decades. Lovingly cherished by Paul (Vienna, Stefan), Ken (Matthew), Margaret, Annette (Ben), Nancy (Richard, Katyana), Julie and Bruce, Don and Janice (Vicky, Eric, Katherine), Susan (Joseph, John), Norma (Heather, Stephanie, Marcus), great granddaughters Hannah and Lily Rose, and most of all by his loving wife of 56 years, Lenore. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Drumheller, Alberta with celebrant Fr. Jim Hagel. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alberta Lung Association or a Children's Charity of choice.
Anderson -- Eric November 16, 1927 - May 16, 2003
A long time resident of Drumheller and area has passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Hospital, at the age of 75. He leaves to mourn his wife Victoria of Drumheller, his step daughter Debbie Turney and husband Dexter and grandson Levi of Drumheller. His step son Tim Jones of Lacombe. His sister Pat Blackett and husband Alan and family of Abbotsford, B.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. By request of Eric, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation. "So long Eric, until we meet again - you'll be sadly missed." - Vicky
Cote -- Leonard Francis November 15, 1925 - May 26, 2003
Leonard Francis Cote passed away peacefully at the age of 77 after a lengthy illness on Monday, May 26, 2003. He is survived by his loving wife Joan, 4 sons, Garth (Pamala), Larry, Burt, Wendell (Julene) and his daughter Joanne. Also survived by 4 sisters, Ester (Bill), Evy, Marge and Helen (Roland) and one brother Don (Doreen). He left 15 grandchildren and one great grand daughter, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one daughter Janice, 2 brothers, Louis and Frank and 2 sisters, Olga and Phyllis. Born to Leo and Iris Cote, Leonard was born in Howie, Alberta and later moved to Northern Alberta in the mid 1930's. After many years of farming, logging and welding, they moved to the Munson area in 1979 where part of the family started a trail riding and concession business. Anyone who knew Len would remember him as a handsome man who had a great love for the outdoors and a fascination for birds. He loved horseshoes and beanbags. Joan and Len's 50th Anniversary would have been July 9th. A celebration of Len's life will be on Friday, May 30th, 12 -- 00 - 1 -- 30 at Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel with a viewing for family and friends. Interment to follow at the Munson Cemetery at 2 -- 00 with luncheon at the Drumheller Legion banquet room. If family and friends so desire, donations can be made to the Drumheller Regional Health Authority. Arrangement are in care of Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel.
Halase -- Frank Michael 1927 - 2003
Frank Michael passed away on May 20, 2003 in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 75 years. He was born in Drumheller, Alberta on September 19, 1927 and has been a resident of Sorrento, BC since 1990. Frank is survived by his loving wife Hilda of 55 years, son; Douglas of Drumheller, AB and daughter; Sharon Hargreaves of Golden, BC, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Fischer's Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave. SW at the Trans Canada Hwy. with Bishop J. Johnson officiating. Memorial contributions in Frank's name may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Box 1141, Salmon Arm, B.C., V1E 4P3.
Pinter -- Steven 1902 - 2003
Mr. Steven Pinter passed away on May 20, 2003 at the age of 100 years. Steve was born on July 11, 1902 in Nemti, Nograd, Hungary. He came to Canada in 1928, followed by his wife Pearl in 1930. Steve lived in Rosedale where he worked in the mines and ran a small dairy farm. After the mines closed he raised cattle until he retired due to health reasons at the age of 80. Steve was predeceased by his wife Pearl on October 16, 1990 at the age of 84 years. He leaves to mourn his two children; Chester Pinter of Rosedale, and Helen Racz of Hollister, California. Funeral services for Steve were held Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. from Courtney-Winter's Chapel In The Valley, internment followed in the Drumheller Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stoke Foundation. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel were in care of the arrangements.
Simpson -- Alberta Jane 1941 - 2003
Miss Alberta Jane Simpson was born in Drumheller on January 28, 1941. Jane lived in Red Deer most of her life, and passed away at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary unexpectedly on May 20, 2003 at the age of 62 years. Jane is survived by her sister, Margaret (Ernie) Pennington of Morrin, Alberta; brothers, William (Eleanor) Simpson of Bently, Alberta, Edward (Debbie) Simpson of Penticton, B.C., Allan (Barb) Simpson of Oliver, B.C.; brother-in-law Gary Wallace of Drumheller, Alberta, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Jane was predeceased by father William Simpson, mother Elizabeth Simpson, brother Robert Simpson, sisters; Edith Wallace, Annabelle Murray, brother-in-law Gerald Murray, brother Charles Simpson. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 2 p.m. from Courtney-Winter's Chapel In The Valley, internment followed in the Munson Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel were in care of the arrangements.
Wallace -- Alice Rose 1922 - 2003
Alice Rose Wallace of Strathmore, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre on Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at the age of 80 years. Alice was born July 7, 1922 in Erskine, AB. She was a member of the Royal Purple and was always kept busy cooking and baking for her family. Alice is survived by four sons and one daughter Leonard (Lorna) Long of Bentley, AB, Billy (Lauralee) Wallace of Bowden, AB, Brian (Darlene) Wallace of Evanston, Wyoming, Norman (Sandy) Wallace of Olds, AB; Faye (Fred) Dankwerth of Standard, AB; fifteen grandchildren Shawn, Brian, Sheldon, Michelle, Holly, Jeremy, Jennifer, Tammie, Troy, Amber, Maria, Allison, Danielle, Christena, and Warren; sixteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister Doris (Howard) Armstrong of Lacombe, AB. She was predeceased by her loving husband William, her parents Olga and John Winchester, her brother Herb, and two sisters Clara and Pearl, as well as her grandson Terry.
In living memory of Alice Wallace, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie, by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Airdrie Funeral Home", 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, ALBERTA., TELEPHONE -- (403) 948-1100.