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ALBERTA - Drumheller - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 22

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Adams -- David George November 1958 - May 2003

David George Adams born November 7, 1958 - 2003 passed away suddenly at his home in Redcliff AB on Friday May 30, 2003. He leaves to mourn his loving daughter, Joyce, his father Charles Adams, 3 sisters and 3 brothers, numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. David was predeceased by his mother Joyce and his younger brother Chris. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 6 2003 at 1:00 p.m. from the Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.823-2666.

Carmichael -- Mrs. Judy 1947 - 2003

Judith (Judy) Carmichael (nee Bazant) of Tees, AB, passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at the age of 55 years. Judy was born on September 12, 1947 in Calgary, AB. She attended St. Paul's Elementary School until her family moved from Calgary to the Delia area, where she attended school and later attended grade 11 at St. Mary's Convent in Calgary. After she had finished school, she moved to Hanna, AB where she worked and met her future husband Doug. They were married July 15, 1967. Judy was a very admirable person, touching many people throughout her life. She was very compassionate and loving towards others, always putting them before herself. She had a magnetic personality as people were drawn to her, if for a good cup of coffee and conversation, or some badly needed advice. She had a very strong belief in God and always found time for prayer. Judy was known for her honesty and for her ability to stand her ground. Most important to Judy was her family and she could often be heard speaking of them to her friends. She was very devoted to children, whether they were hers or others who came into her home. For years, Judy and Doug were Foster Parents, and even afterwards, had an open door and helping hand for those in need. Judy had no difficulty making friends, with her great sense of humour and infectious personality. Judy was known for her artistic talents both outside in her rock garden with her flowers and in her craft room with her paints. She had a knack for making things beautiful and took great pride in doing so. Judy was a very organized lady and would work with something until it was completed to perfection. She always had a project to work on and was a welcome hand on the Ag. Society and Rodeo Club in Tees. Judy was a farm girl who loved animals and the farm life. At times, she would be heard saying, "Doug loves those cows more that he loves me!" in her teasing way. Judy gave to the world what she had -- love, laughter, hope and compassion. She was a loving mother, and honest and loyal companion and a wonderful friend. She willingly gave with her whole heart and she will be sadly missed. Judy leaves to mourn her loss, her loving husband Doug, her son Douglas (Leeann) Carmichael and her daughters, Glenda (Steve) Wright, Tammy Reimer, Jody Carmichael and Roberta Ann (Kelly) Buchwitz and her two grandsons Jason and Justin. Judy also leaves to mourn her loss, her sisters Audrey (Sebastian) Tiberio, Dorothy Laverty, Marjorie Odnakon, Sylvia Gillespie, Sandra (Fred) Land and her brother Peter (Dorothy) Bazant and scores of family and dear friends. A celebration of Judy's life was held at the Tees Community Hall on Monday, May 26, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Derek Hoskin officiating. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Alberta Heart And Stroke Foundation, STARS Air Ambulance or to the charity of your choice in care of Brennen Funeral Home (2001) Ltd. P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who were entrusted with the funeral arrangements. 403-742-3315.

James -- Helen Annie (nee Bobrosky) 1927 - 2003

Helen Annie James (nee Bobrosky) beloved wife of 53 years of Donald of Calgary passed away suddenly at the Foothills Hospital on Saturday, May 24, 2003, at the age of 76 years. Helen was born February 15, 1927 in Drumheller, where she spent her early years, later moving to Calgary. Besides her loving husband Donald, Helen is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Ken and Darlene Bobrosky of Istanbul, Turkey, sisters-in-law Betty Bobrosky of Calgary, Laverne Bobrosky of Portland, Oregon, and brother-in-law Ron and Angie James of Edmonton. She is also survived by her much loved nieces and nephews, as well as cousins and extended family. Helen's life was a gift to all of her family and friends in so many ways. Everyone who knew her will remember her zest for life, the joy she took in simple pleasures, and most of all, her kind and generous nature. She taught us all the joys of a beautiful flower garden, the excitement of the Christmas Season, and a love for all of God's creatures. Her love of her pets, and of the many birds and squirrels that made her yard their home, will always be remembered. While our lives have become a little poorer with her passing, Heaven is now the home of a wonderful new angel. Helen will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her, but memories of her will enrich all of our lives forever. Relatives and friends were invited to Prayers and tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North, Calgary), on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services were held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North, Calgary), on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. To e-mail expressions of sympathy -- Subject Heading -- Helen James. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29th Street, N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2. Telephone -- (403) 944-2433. In living memory of Helen James, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, TELEPHONE -- (403) 276-2296.

Lowen -- Kenneth Thomas 1917 - 2003

Kenneth Thomas Lowen passed away at the Drumheller hospital on May 18, 2003. Ken was born at the Horseshoe Canyon on August 22,1917. He lived all his life on the J-L ranch. He went over seas in 1942 with the fourth Division Field Park Ordinance Corp. He was with Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers army tank inspection division and spent three years in England. During this time he met Kathleen. He sent for her and in 1950 they were married. They have two children, six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Ken is survived by his wife of 53 years Kathleen. Their daughter Elizabeth (Harvey) Corbett of Bowden Alberta. Granddaughter Mellissa (John) Robertson, their children Katherine, Steven, and David all of Carbon. Granddaughter Tanya (Bruno) Duguay and their daughter ZoŽ of Olds. Granddaughter Sara-Jayne Graff and her daughter Sophia of Bowden. Their son Frank (Marylea) of the Pope Lease and their three children. Chris (Heather) Lowen and their children Emily Mackenzie and Ethan of Three Hills. Camille (Jamie) LaBlanc and their children Brady and Kassidy of Nacmine. Amber Lowen of England. His good friend Dana Ratcher will miss Ken. Brothers Ralph and Chris Lowen, sisters Barbara Coats, Gwen Cassidy and Betty Lowen and many nieces, nephews and cousins, survive him, Ken always enjoyed working the land. He grew registered grains winning prizes at the Calgary Seed Fair and the Toronto Winter Fair. He also liked being a rock hound. He found arrowheads, petrified wood and an assortment of interesting rocks. Ken belonged to many organizations including Legion, Elks, Masons, Preceptory, Star and Shriners. They enjoyed many fun filled trips going to conventions with these different clubs. He loved driving his dinosaur in the parades with the Shrine Patrol. Ken was a commissionaire at the Royal Tyrrell Museum for ten years. His parents Jack and Mary Lowen and brothers John, Jack and Tom Lowen predeceased Ken. Funeral arrangements were provided by Courtney-Winters.

Shadlock -- Raymond Thomas October 5, 1944 - May 27, 2003

Raymond Thomas Shadlock, a long time resident of Morrin area, passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Hospital May 27, 2003, at the age of 58 years. Born in Drumheller to William and Muriel Shadlock, he was raised on the family farm in Verdant Valley. Anyone who knew Ray would remember him for his caring and giving nature, but most of all his contagious laugh. He enjoyed camping with friends and family, boating, fishing, downhill and water skiing. He was an active member of the Morrin Lions Club, holding a position as Vice President. He spent many a weekend travelling to different rodeos helping his long-time friend Fred Ewing with the chuck wagon horses. He farmed in the Morrin area for nearly 35 years. Raymond is survived by his wife Betty; 2 daughters, Kim Fay and Carrie Shadlock; 2 sons, Tom (Heather) and Lindsey; 2 grandchildren, Trent and Tristan Fay. Also 3 sisters, Florence (Art) Klan, Marion Ridley, Evelyn (Allen) Ridley; 3 brothers, Walter (Anna), Fred (Geraldine), Murray (Marion) and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Nazarene Church in Drumheller on Friday, May 30, 2003 at 11 a.m., gathering after at the Rosedale Hall where a lunch was served by Morrin Lions Club. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society -- Canadian Cancer Society Alberta/NWT Division PO Box 2574 STN M Calgary, AB T2P 9Z9

Ryder -- Suzanne Rose 1957 - 2003

Loving wife of Melvyn C. Ryder passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at the Drumheller Hospital. She was born on October 6th, 1957 in Montreal, Quebec to Mary and Larry Sauve. She is survived by her loving husband Melvyn C. Ryder, her daughter Carol Dreggar, sons Jonathan and Thomas Ryder and granddaughter Twila Dreggar. She is also survived by her brothers Leon Sauve, Ken Sauve, Bill Sauve and Mark Sauve, all of Montreal, as well as her sister Carol Prmais of Ontario. Suzanne enjoyed writing poetry, singing, crafts and being able to raise her children. She enjoyed and loved getting to know people and help them whenever she could. She was a member of the Nazarene Church. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Nazarene Church in Drumheller at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 with Pastor Wayne McCrackin officiating.

Anderson -- Elsie Hinton 1920 - 2003

Elsie Hinton Anderson passed away on Friday, July 4th, just three days short of her 83rd birthday. Elsie is survived by her daughter Marron, her grandson Buckley, her brother Stanley and her son-in-law Layton. To say that she will be missed is the understatement of understatements. Her brother paid her a visit three weeks ago from Wales, Great Britain. Elsie was born in Wales in a small coal-mining village called Blaengwynfi. Elsie was an extremely private person all her life. Whilst, on holidays in Canada she met and fell for her late husband Robert Lawson Anderson. Elsie had a passion for one sport and that was Tennis. She was a formidable and fearsome competitor on the court. Just about all her life she did not miss either listening to or watching the Wimbledon tennis championships. Elsie actually passed away peacefully whilst watching this years
championships. God bless you Nanna we love and miss you terribly. Marron, Buckley and Layton.
Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.

Buchta -- George 1902 - 2003

George Buchta passed away peacefully at his home, July 5, 2003 at the age of 101 years. He is survived by his son John, 4 cousins of Calgary, Irene, Millie, Anne and Molly, as well as numerous family members and friends and all the children that played on his farm since 1926. George was predeceased by his wife Mary on April 13, 1985 and son Martin who served with the US Army, in April of 1987. George was a coal miner, farmer, rancher and also served in the First World War as a machine gunner. A Memorial Service will be held at the Midland Community Hall, 113 - 1 Ave. N.W., Drumheller, AB on Friday, July 11 at 11 -- 00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in George's memory may be made to a charity of choice. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, Calgary, 823-5151 or 1-888-216-5111

Duncan -- Lorna Irene 1925 - 2003

Lorna Irene Duncan of Stettler, Alberta, known as Irene, passed away in Red Deer, Alberta on Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at the age of 77 years. Irene was born to Charles and Pearl Liddicoat in Port Arthur, Ontario on October 14, 1925. She was raised in Leslieville and Munson areas. Irene married Robert Henry 'Happy' Mepham and they settled in Drumheller where they raised a family of 7 children, Carol, Ron (Wendy), Cliff (Lynn), Brad (Anita), Arla, Blaine (Barb) and Clint. In 1981 she married Jack Duncan and moved to Stettler. Her family now included Jack's three boys, Grant (Elaine), Roy (Terri) and Ken (Cindy). They have resided in Stettler until her passing. Irene was active in the Royal Purple where she held several positions including Honored Royal Lady. She loved to knit and sew and belonged to several craft and women's clubs where she exchanged and shared ideas on her hobbies. Jack and Irene belonged to the Pioneer Acres Antique Club where they volunteered and will be remembered as the bun makers. Predeceased by husband Robert Henry ≥Happy≤ Mepham; son Clint; and 2 sisters, Verna (Wilf) Barabe and Hazel Harrison; Irene is survived by husband Jack; her children; grandchildren, Lauralee, Brett and Alanna, Carrie and Robbie, Tina, Deanna, Jesse, Calvin and Travis, Kimberly, Vince, Luke and Logan, Cheyenne, Crystal and Jason, Kaylin, Kody and Kendra; great granddaughter Hannah Jade; brothers, Orville (Rena) and Earl (Gail) Liddicoat; sister-in-law Dorothy (Roy) Gilbert; brother-in-laws Ron (Mary) Duncan and Don Harrison; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Irene will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held in The Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, Alberta, on Friday, July 4, 2003 with Rev. Harold Hunter officiating. Organist, Mrs. Elaine Hennel, played for the congregational hymn 'One Day At A Time.' Musical tributes were performed by Rev. Hunter who sang 'In The Garden' and Mrs. Evelyn Shursen who sang 'Hearts That We Have Treasured.' Granddaughter, Tina Mepham read a poem for her grandmother and Ron Mepham presented a tribute. The Royal Purple of Canada Fraternal Service was performed by members of the Stettler Lodge #60 who also acted as the Honor Guard. Active Pallbearers were Irene and Jack's sons, Cliff, Brad and Blaine Mepham, Grant, Roy and Ken Duncan. Interment followed in the Lake View Cemetery, Stettler, Alberta. Following the service family and friends gathered in the Heartland Fellowship Hall for a time of sharing and light refreshments prepared and served by the members of the Royal Purple of Canada, Stettler Lodge #60. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, The Canadian Cancer Society or the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, c/o Stettler Funeral Home. Stettler Funeral Home, 742-3422, entrusted with the care and arrangements.

Gaunce -- Ralph Gordon

Ralph Gordon Gaunce of Drumheller, Alberta, passed away at the Drumheller Continuing Care Facility on Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at the age of 101 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Beverly Lane of Didsbury, one grandson Cambell and one great-grandson, Dylan Lee; as well as his brother Frank of New Brunswick. Ralph was predeceased by his wife Elsie. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, a memorial tribute in Ralph's name may be made directly to the Drumheller Continuing Care Facility (351 - 9th Street N.W., Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y1). Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME, CEMETERY AND CREMATION CENTRE, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road, (1.5 km East of 84th Street S.E.) Telephone 403-272-5555.

Jensen -- Arild Arnold 1921 - 2003

Arild Arnold Jensen passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of July 2, 2003 at the Drumheller Hospital with his family at his side. Arild was born in Kimbalton, Iowa on February 22, 1921 to Albert and Anna Jensen. At the age of six he and his family moved to Dalum where he rode his horse to Blue Spring School. After Blue Spring he attended the Olds Agriculture College. In 1940 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and trained as an air- frame mechanic. Arild married Glenys Price on June 23, 1943 and after his war service they bought the Bragg Ranch at Dalum where they farmed until retirement to Drumheller in 1993. Arild took up residence in the Continuing Care Unit of the Drumheller Hospital in April of 2002. Arild is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Glenys, his sons Larry and Arild Jr. (Ann), daughter-in-law Marlene Jensen, grandchildren Parry (Leah) Jensen, Shawna (Joe) Castonguay, Jon (Shawna) Sheppard and Kent (Nicole) Jensen, and great-grandchildren Jadeon and Connor Sheppard, Tenlee Jensen and Cort Castonguay, brothers Herluf Jensen and Ove (Edie) Jensen, sister Gerda (Folmer) Rasmussen, numerous nieces and nephews and 'Duffy.' He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Anna Jensen, sister-in-law, Marie Jensen and grandson, James Sheppard. Arild lived by the following -- God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. Funeral Services were held for Arild at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Dalum on Saturday, July 5, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Kevin Scott and Pastor Wayne McCrackin officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Continuing Care Unit of the Drumheller Hospital or the charity of the donors choice.

Grande -- Gina Gesela

Grande, Gina Gesela passed away on July 8, 2003 in her 89th year. She is survived by her stepson's Sam (Doreen) and Serafino (Debbie). Grandchildren; Juanita, Micheal, Sean, Lisa (Wane) and Susan. Great-grandchildren, Maxim and Olivia (Lisa and Wane) and nephew Don Pedrini and niece Patricia. She was predeceased by her husband Pasquale (Charlie, December 23, 1991), parents Andrea and Augusta Pedrini, brothers Bruno, Guido and sister-in-law Irene. Gina worked in retail clothing in Drumheller from the 1930's until her retirement in the fall of 1972. Funeral Mass was held at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church of Drumheller on July 12, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Daniel Stevenot presiding. If friends so desire memorial contributions may be made to the Drumheller District Health Services ≠ Continuing Care, box 4500 Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y0. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.

McChesney -- William Henry 1907 - 2003

William Henry McChesney born on May 2, 1907 and passed away on Friday, July 11, 2003 at Somerset Extendicare in Edmonton. Predeceased by his wife Thelma in 1995, Bill will be sadly missed by his two children -- son Noel (Brenda) of Edmonton and daughter Joyce (Guy) of Richmond, B.C.; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren as well as many nephews and nieces. He is also survived by his sister, Geneva Willard of London, Ontario. Bill's passion for life, pleasure in friendships and his wit and sense of humour will be greatly remembered by those who knew him. The family invites you to a Memorial Service and reception at Foster's Garden Chapel, (directly across from Queen's Park Cemetery) 3220 ≠ 4th Street N.W., Calgary on Friday, July 18, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone -- 297-0888. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial

Schowalter -- Eva Alberta 1918 - 2003

Eva Alberta Schowalter passed away in the Stettler Health Care Centre on Monday, July 7, 2003 at the age of 85 years. Eva Alberta Schowalter (Carter) was born July 1, 1918 at Manyberries, Alberta, to Ernest and Mary Carter. Eva was raised in the Hayter area and in 1944 met the love of her life, Walter Schowalter. They were married November 6th of that same year and shared 58 1/2 wonderful years together. They lived in Hayter, Rumsey, Tilley and Big Valley before making their final home at the Willow Creek Lodge in Stettler. Eva enjoyed a lengthy career as an elementary school teacher. It was not uncommon, even in recent years, for former students to come and visit Eva - evidence of a truly gifted and memorable educator. Eva also enjoyed her dedication to the United Church and the United Church Women, gardening, volunteering with many organizations including the Superfliuty and Big Valley Historical Society, and of course, garage sales. Eva loved to talk and laugh and she lit up any room that she walked in to. Her energy and obvious enthusiasm for life were an inspiration for all of us. Eva's greatest love was her family and she is mourned by her beloved husband, Walter; her loving children, Ed (Inge) of Halkirk, Mary (Mike) of Tofield, Tim (Laraine) of Michichi, Margit (Grant) of Kingman; cherished by her grandchildren, Bill (B.J.) of Rumsey, Angela (Richard) of Stettler, Quinten (Leigh Ann) of Botha and Peep (Ken) of Stettler; as well as 11 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her dear sisters, Ruth (Rudy) of Forestburg and Irene (Bob) of Strome as well as her brothers Bill and Leo (Alice) all of Provost. Eva was predecease by her parents, Ernest and Mary, as well as her brother, James. Funeral services for the late Eva Alberta Schowalter were held in the Big Valley United Church, on Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 2 p.m. with Lori Gordon officiating. A tribute was given by Allan Johnston. The congregational hymns were 'Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah' and 'Praise To The Lord Almighty,' accompanied by organist Marguerite Kerbes. Soloist Alana (Carter) Danyliw sang 'Amazing Grace'. The internment followed the funeral service in the Big Valley Cemetery. Family and friends then gathered together in the Big Valley Drop In Centre for a time of fellowship and sharing with the luncheon prepared and served by the Big Valley U.C.W. and the Big Valley Seniors Club. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Eva's memory to the Big Valley United Church or to the Canadian Red Cross Society. Stettler Funeral Home 'Families Serving Families' were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please call 742-3422.

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