Campbell, Elizabeth Anne 1925 - 2003
Elizabeth Anne Campbell, passed away suddenly in the Powell River General Hospital on January 30, 2003. Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Stanley Enos Campbell, in April 2002. Elizabeth will be deeply missed by her daughters Bonnie, Nora, Brenda as well as two grandchildren, Jason Stanley and Stacey Elizabeth. Elizabeth is also survived by her sister Jeane Wood, twin brothers Deane and Donald Sharpe as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Elizabeth was the fifth of eight children born to Anna Eliza and Wilkie Ray Sharpe on her father's ranch, the White Star Ranch, in Munson, Alberta on February 1, 1925. She spent the early years of her life on the family farm, attending the White Star schoolhouse, a one room school. The family moved from the farm when Elizabeth was 13, to the town of Drumheller where Elizabeth completed her high school education. It was here that Elizabeth greatly enjoyed playing back-catcher on the school softball team; her love for baseball remaining with her throughout her life. It was also here at age 14, that she met Stanley Enos Campbell. Stan and Elizabeth dated until Stan's discharge from the R.C.A.F. and they were married on February 18, 1945. Nurses training was Elizabeth's chosen path; her maternal grandmother, mother and eldest sister had all become nurses. Elizabeth was, unfortunately, denied entrance to nursing school due to a congenital heart defect, and so she went to work in the Alberta Treasury Branch until she and Stan started their family. In 1953, Stan, Elizabeth and their three daughters moved to Calgary, Alberta. Elizabeth involved herself in the P.T.A., escorting her daughters to various lessons and helping Stan remodel their home. An avid sport enthusiast, Elizabeth took up curling in the early 1970's, playing for the Glendale Ladies. It was also about this time that she became involved with the Canadian Cancer Society's 'Reach to Recovery program', and for the next 11 years served as a rehabilitation counsellor and telephone convener. Following an enjoyable vacation with Elizabeth's sister Jeane and her husband Stan Wood on Texada Island, B.C. in July 1987, the couple made the decision to move to Gillies Bay in 1988. Stan was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1996 and for the last few years of Stan's life, Elizabeth was Stan's constant
caregiver. Elizabeth loved the island life, gardening and was a member of the O.A.P.O and United Church Women's Group. A kind, wonderful, loving friends and mother, she will be greatly missed by
both her family and friends.
Skibsted, Eric Thomas Merritt 1928 - 2003
Eric Skibsted, loving husband of Norma, passed away peacefully at the Strathmore District Hospital on Wednesday, March 19, 2003, with family at this side. Eric leaves to mourn -- his wife Norma (nee -- Clark); his children, Ricky, David (Pia), Joanne (Roy), Karen (Perry), Mark (Sherri), Ken (Lori); his grandchildren, Kenny, Niki, Viki, Bryce, Sara, Derek, Tanis, TeddiAnn, EricaLynn, Nicklaus and Kai; his great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Victoria, Kyla and Megan. He is survived by -- his brothers and sisters, Vern (Esther) Skibsted, Shirley Barr, Norma (Norm) Blair, Williard (Doris) Skibsted; his sister-in-law & brother-in-law Inger and Murray Rogerson; as well as many nieces and nephews. Eric was predeceased by -- his parents Carl and Gladys; his brothers, Donald and Bob; his sister Grayce; nephew Gordon Barr; great-niece Jeanine Roppel; father-in-law and mother-in-law Floyd and Betty Clark; brothers-in-law, Rial Barr, and Raymond and Bruce Clark. Born in Drumheller on September 15, 1928, Eric enjoyed an adventurous l ife in the Rosebud area. The old cliche "where there's a will, there's a way" personified his character. Eric lived his life with enthusiasm and he died with no regrets. He strongly believed that learning "respect for other people" created the foundation of a good person. His characteristics of integrity and generosity were examples of this, and he will be sadly missed by all those whose lives he touched. His final days were marked with the courage and humour that were the trademarks of his life. A Memorial Service was held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, a memorial tribute may be made in Eric's name directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital (1820 Richmond Road S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2T 5C7) or to the charity of one's choice. To e-mail expressions of sympathy -- email@example.com subject heading -- Eric Skibsted. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY,17 Avenue SE at Garden Road, (1.5 km east of 84th Street S.E. ). Telephone (403) 272 - 5555.
Mr. William Vogel passed away at the Drumheller Hospital on Sunday, March 23, 2003 at the age of 87 years. William and his wife Lillian farmed for 30 years in the Compeer area and retired to Drumheller in 1975. William and Lillian spent their retirement years in the New Castle area and he was an active member in his community. He was a great lover of music, playing the accordion for many years. William will be sadly missed by his wife Lillian of 56 years. He is also survived by his daughters Judy (Del) Berry, Fay Jackson, Joyce (Clifford) Ulsanden, Joe (Pauline) Vogel, Jane Seely, Mary-Agnes Vogel and Bill Smith, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held from Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Wayne McCrackin officiating. Donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S of the Drumheller District Health Services. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
Anderson -- Victoria February 13, 1937 - June 6, 2003
A long time resident of Drumheller has passed away peacefully at her home in Cambria at the age of 66. She leaves to mourn her daughter Debbie Turney and Dexter, son Tim Jones and many grand and great grandchildren, her sister Rose and Les Kerik of Abbotsford, B.C. and numerous nephews and nieces. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the S.P.C.A. Vicky was one very special lady and will be sadly missed. Predeceased by her husband Eric Anderson on May 16th, 2003. A Memorial Service for Vickey and Eric will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2003 from the Courtney-Winter's Funeral chapel at 2:00 p.m. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
Chambers -- Amy
Amy Chambers of Innisfail passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at the age of 76 years. She is survived by two sons William (Bill) and Leslie of Edmonton, and Ronald of Innisfail; two grandsons Allan and Stewart of Edmonton; one brother, Dudley and Pearl Rutter of Cranbrook; one sister, Marjorie Ewing and Tim Reed of Drumheller; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Henry and her sister Agnes Ewing. Amy was employed for many years at the Diana Restaurant, the Waldorf Cafe and the Locker Plant (now Riverside Packers) in Drumheller. At Amy's request there will be no funeral service. Her family will scatter her ashes near the home she grew up in at Rosalind. Amy's family and friends were very important to her and she will be greatly missed by them all. Gone but not forgotten. Rest in peace,
Reed -- Henry Arnold 1914 - 2003
Henry Arnold Reed passed away peacefully June 5, 2003 at the age of 88 in the Drumheller Hospital. Henry was born in Swift Current, SK on July 8, 1914. Henry was raised with his family of 3 sisters and 4 brothers on a farm in Rankin School District 10 miles south of Eatonia, SK. In the 30's when times were tough on the farm Henry and his brothers Ollie, Herb and John went out selling Singer sewing machines. Later Henry rode the freights and worked in the bush in Ontario. Henry eventually made his way back to the family farm where in 1941 he met and married Vera Van Buskirk. Henry and Vera resided on his family farm until 1947. He then purchased land near Mantario, SK. Henry and Vera farmed there until 1963. Henry decided farming in Alberta would produce better crops, as everyone knows "It rains more in Alberta". Henry then bought a farm in Delia, AB in partnership with Russ Dearbourne. It is there he moved his family to spend the rest of this farming years. Henry loved to farm and was a farmer through and through, which he proved when he finally gave up the tractor at the age of 85 years. Henry and Vera then retired to Drumheller. Henry and his family spent many years farming in Delia and wintering in Calgary where Henry enjoyed curling at the Calgary Winter Club and playing the odd game of Rummy and Smear with his curling buddies. Henry and Vera travelled extensively and saw many sites and much scenery. In 1972 they started spending winters in Mesa, Arizona where Henry loved to golf, grow roses and watch his orange tree produce oranges. Henry possessed a great sense of humour which seemed to draw people to him. He was easy going and never lost his temper. He always had a song to sing and on special occasions would yodel. Above all else Henry loved his family, his children and grandchildren. He was very proud of their accomplishments. Henry's best times were when he participated in all their activities - and there were plenty of them! Henry is survived by his loving wife Vera; two sons, Van (Linda) and Walter (Roxie); two daughters, Linda (Ramsay) and Kathy (Don). Henry is also survived by two sisters, Millie (Bill) and Audrey (Pack); and his brother John (Greta). He left eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Henry was predeceased by his son Ronnie; by three brothers, Herb, Ollie and Fred; and his sister Ella. A memorial service was held Monday, June 9, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Delia United Church with Pastor Lloyd Huber officiating. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Henry's memory can be made to STARS Air Rescue (1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, AB, T2E 9Z9). Arrangements were entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL, 403-823-2666.
Sheddy -- Florence Mary 1918 - 2003
Florence Mary Sheddy passed away June 3, 2003. She was "The Wind Beneath our Wings" and a hero to all who knew her. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Ossie Sr. in September 2000. Florence leaves to mourn, daughter Mary (Peter) Maxie and their son Fred, of Phoenix, Arizona; son Bill, of Vancouver and his children Reina and Jenny of Drumheller, Jim, Patrick and Kelsey of Vancouver; son Ossie Jr. (Melody) of Drumheller and their children Gerry Oliphant of Whistler, B.C., Chris (Marnie) Oliphant, Erin (Damon) Ivanics, of Calgary, and Bob of Drumheller; as well as great grandchildren Taos, Spencer and Calvin Oliphant, Jadin and Mady Sheddy and Ryanne Maxie. She is also survived by her sister Muriel (Don) Cameron of Edmonton, and brother Bob (Bette) Durrant of Vancouver, as well as many nieces and nephews. She also leaves a host of longtime friends. Florence was born to Bob and Lucinda Durrant in Rosetown, SK, May 28, 1918. She moved with her family to Wainwright and Bowden and then graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton. She came to Drumheller to nurse at the Wayne and Drumheller Hospitals, until she married Ossie in 1943. Florence always volunteered and belonged to many organizations, including the Best Bridge Club in the World, which is now in it's 60th year, and the Good Tyme Dance Club. She was a long time member of the Knox United Church, the Knox U.C.W. and a CGIT leader. She enjoyed Kayettes, Alberta Association of Registered Nurses, Eastern Star, where she was Worthy Matron, and Daughters of the Nile, and was a keen curler and golfer as well. Florence was circulation manager at the Drumheller Mail until she was in her 80's. She was honored by the Canadian Community Newspapers Association with a Bronze Quill award for service to the newspaper industry. After Ossie died in 2000, Florence moved to Vancouver, but spent winters in Phoenix. Florence was the mentor, the encourager of all her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and was unfailingly cheerful, despite her increasing immobility with osteoporosis and arthritis. She was an accomplished singer and pianist who played piano by ear and with music. She decided to take piano lessons when she was in her 60s and 70s, to keep her hands limber. She encouraged all her children and grandchildren to take piano lessons, and instilled a love of all kinds of music in them. She especially enjoyed listening to them play and sing at the Music Festival. She also spent hours doing needlepoint pictures, knitting Stop and Go mittens of varying sizes for children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as for church bazaars. A memorial service will be held in Drumheller at a later date. If friends wish, contributions are welcome to the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Cooperating Society Box 7500, T0J 0Y0, Nursing scholarships, or Breast Cancer research. The family would appreciate your memories of Florence by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Mary at 3614 E. Marmora St. Phoenix, AZ 85032.
Burrows -- Albert 1915 - 2003
Mr. Albert Burrows was born to James and Valeria Burrows on November 19, 1915. He went to school at Princeton, Lillico, and Craigmyle. He often talked of walking to Lillico with the Suelzle family and later he rode horseback to Craigmyle school, a distance of 5 miles. After he finished school he farmed with his Dad, so he knew hard times, hard work, dirt storms, grasshoppers and thrashing machines. He married Mabel Pollock on October 23, 1945 and enjoyed 57 years of marriage together. They have 2 sons, Gordon and Dennis and a lovely daughter-in-law Patti. They also have 2 grandchildren Trevor and Danielle Burrows and Crystal and Shane Tyson, along with 4 great grandsons, Reagan and Braden Burrows and Kyler and Kolby Tyson. Albert is survived by his sister Alice Aaserud of Hanna and his sister-in-law Muriel Burrows of Lacombe. He is also survived by 2 nephews John and Marge Burrows and George and Bonnie Aaserud, nieces Valeria Grant, Val and Bud Bartusek, Janice Gilmore and several great nieces and nephews. His hobbies were listening to music, fixing machinery and being outside. He said he like to work. He enjoyed visiting with his best friends Vic Cranton, Ludy Moe, and the rest of the neighbours. He passed away peacefully on June 13, 2003 at the Hanna Nursing Home with his family by his side. Funeral Services will be held at the United Church in Craigmyle on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 2:00 p.m., gathering after at the United Church where a lunch will be served. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Palliser Nursing Home in Hanna or to the Craigmyle United Church. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements (403) 823-2666.
Diprose -- Martha Blanche (nee Clark) 1912 - 2003
Born November 29, 1912 near Tekoa, Washington, U.S.A. Blanche leaves to mourn her husband of 64 years Bill, children Louise of Victoria, BC, Bill (Lorna) of Calgary, Jim (Sheilia) of Calgary, Tom (Louise) of Drumheller, Helen (Ken) of Langley, BC, 13 grandchildren; Annavonne, Twyla, Randy, Diane, Robert, Karen, Val, Damus, Darren, Vicki, Charity, Jonathan, Aaron and families and 16 great grandchildren. She is survived by 1 brother Marshal of Castor, sister-in-law Peggy (Fred), brothers-in-law Fred (Dot), Ken (Lucy), Bob (Dorthy) and a great many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother Maude and father Henry, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. She was raised and educated in the Rosebud area and attended high school in Calgary. She loved fishing, reading, cooking, crochet and knit; toques, mitts and scarves for anyone who wanted them. Her friendly smile and uncomplaining ways will be missed by all who knew her. Donations may be made, in her name to the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic/ Funeral services were held at the Knox United Church in Drumheller at 2:30 p.m. with an interment to follow in the Munson Cemetery. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
Gleiser -- Vincent Harry
Vincent Harry Gleiser of Innisfail passed away at Pierce Lake, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at the age of 43 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Darlene; daughter, Stephanie Gleiser of Red Deer; grandsons, Reid and Lane Gleiser of Red Deer; daughter Natasha Gleiser of Innisfail; son, Riley Gleiser of Innisfail; parents, Vaughn and Ella Gleiser of Rumsey; sister, Kelly Hendricks (Jeff) and children, Rochelle, Haylee and Tara-Lynn of Hardisty; brother, Marshall Gleiser (Yasmin) and child Raena, of Trochu; sister, Michele Gleiser (Harold Keessar) and child Alexandra, of Stettler; sister, Dixie Reiter (Glenn) and children, Brendan, Brady, Derek and Jeremy, of Lloydminister; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ben and Sharon Bell, of Red Deer; sister-in-law, Patti Malone (Paul) and children Scott and Emily, of Red Deer; sister-in-law, Dawn Weston (Shane) and children, Amanda and Shawn, of Edson. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta 101 - 5208 53 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5K2. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Metcalf Funeral Chapel, 4200-49 Avenue Innisfail, Alberta T4G 1M6. Phone 403-227-3123.
Ivanchuk -- Walter
Mr. Walter Ivanchuk of Drumheller, passed away on June 12, 2003 at the age of 65. A memorial service was held on June 17, 2003 at 1 p.m. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
Sands -- Willia Constance March 10, 1922 - June 10, 2003
Willia (nee Lannon) Sands was born in Oyen, AB on March 10, 1922. At the age of two, her family moved to Drumheller where she grew up and went to school. She was an accomplished swimmer and skater and loved to help her dad with the caretaking of the curling rink. In her later teens she enjoyed her job at the Jenkins grocery store. In 1943 she married her husband Mark Sands and moved to the family farm in Rosedale. Together they raised two children, Dale and Sandra. Willia had five grandchildren and four great grandchildren and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. For 45 years, as like any farmwife she helped out where needed, doing farm chores and preparing meals. The coffee was always on and lunch served to anyone who stopped to visit. Willia also supported her husband, who operated three businesses and knew how to take a phone order for coal, cement or shale if she had to. Her family was always her top priority and they could count on her whenever they needed her. She was a faithful hockey fan especially when Dale or Carson or her grandchildren, Brent, Randy and Tyler were playing. Better known as Granny Willia, she was very involved with her older grandchildren's care giving and their activities. Even though her health prevented her from doing this with her younger ones, they were very special to her and she was so proud of them. Willia loved all animals, especially cats and dogs. All the family dogs were very special and she treated them the same as any family member.
She was the happiest when she could cook and gather the whole family together for meals. She was famous for her Sunday morning pancakes and her doughnuts were always a favorite. For the last 15 years, Willia has battled and overcome many illnesses. She was our mentor in the fact that she never gave up, never complained and always kept her smile and sense of humor through it all. Willia will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 60 years, Mark Sands of Drumheller; son Dale and daughter-in-law Suzanne Sands of Rosedale; her daughter Sandra and son-in-law Mark Nicklom of Drumheller. She is also survived by her grandchildren Brenda (Kevin) Kerik of Red Deer, Brent (Lisa) Sands of Drumheller, Randy Nicklom (Laura) of Calgary, Kacey and Tyler Nicklom of Drumheller; great grandchildren Tamara and Jeff Kerik, Ciena and Danica Sands; her nephew and niece Carson and Susan Brown of Rosedale; and her sister-in-law Bessie of Drumheller. She is loved and will be missed by her nephew and niece Al and Marianne Jamieson and Ben of St. Alberta; and nieces Pat (Frank) and Sharon (Dave); and her brother-in-law Stewart Jamieson of Edmonton. Willia was predeceased by her parents Bill and Becky Lannon, her daughter-in-law Lorenza Sands and her sister Isabel Jamieson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Drumheller Area Health Foundation or the S.P.C.A. or that of the donors' choice. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. A memorial service was held for Willia on June 16 at 11 p.m. at the Rosedale Hall.
Pugh -- Larry Donald 1948 - 2003
Larry Donald Pugh passed away on June 20, 2003 at home in East Coulee at the age of 54 years. Larry was born at the Drumheller Hospital on July 21, 1948, to Howard and May Pugh the eldest of 5 children. Larry was raised in East Coulee and after leaving school he worked for numerous ranches before gaining employment in the oil and gas industry. Early in his life Larry started building a cattle herd and eventually becoming self-employed as a custom fencer and rancher. Larry was recognized for his knowledge of cattle and horses, knowledge that he gained because of his independent nature. Larry was a fixture as a wrangler at the Calgary Stampede Ranch and worked numerous rodeos throughout the year that the Calgary Stampede was associated with. Larry was predeceased by his father Howard, in 1990 and his sister Marilyn in 2001. He is survived by his wife Pearl of 27 years, his sons Raymond and Jamie, his mother May, brother Bob (Corinne), sisters Alice (Len) and Leona (Jamie), numerous nephews, nieces, great nieces, numerous cousins; aunts, uncles, and a life time of friends. A Service of Remembrance was held on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. from the Knox United Church. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Larry may do so to the Drumheller Seniors District Foundation, 698-6 Ave. East, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y3. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
Rowe -- Helen (Higdon) 1934 - 2003
Helen passed away at the Nanaimo General Hospital on June 19, 2003 after a brief illness. Helen was born in Cold Lake, Alberta and was raised in Nacmine, receiving her education in Nacmine and Drumheller. She went on to Medicine Hat to take her Nurses training which led her to her life in the Air Force as a Flight Nurse. She travelled all around the world in this posting. She met and married her husband Ron while in the Air Force. After leaving the Force they spent most of their years in Burlington, Ontario until they retired to Fairwinds at Nanoose Bay, B.C. five years ago. Helen is survived by her husband Ron; daughters Susan (Mathew) and Shauna; her beloved granddaughter Anna; brothers Mel (Irma), Irvin (Helen), Robert; and sisters Margaret Hubbs and Bunny (Dale) Hecktor; sister-in-law Donna Kelly; mother-in-law Eva Rowe; and numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her daughter Shannon; her mom and dad Gus and Dorothy; brother Doug Higdon; and father-in-law Harry Rowe. Graveside services at the Carbon Cemetery on Thursday, July 3 at 3 p.m. Reverend Harold Hunter officiating.