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ALBERTA - Drumheller - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 23

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Date: Thursday, 18 August 2016, at 12:16 p.m.

Jamieson -- Charles Stuart

On July 8, 2003, Mr. Charles Stuart Jamieson of Edmonton passed away at the age of 89 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Isabel, on May 10, 2002 and his sister-in-law, Willia Sands, on June 10, 2003. He is survived by his loving family, one son, Allen (Marianne); two daughters, Patricia (Frank) and Sharon (David); five grandchildren, Michael, David, Danielle, Jason and Ben; and four great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Mark Sands; nephew, Dale (Suzanne) Sands; niece, Sandra (Mark) Nicklom, and their families. A memorial service will be held at the Sands home in Rosedale on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 10985 - 124 St. N.W., Edmonton, AB T5M 9Z9. To send condolences, visit

Mahoney -- Freda Adeline 1921 - 2003

Born on March 21, 1921, Freda Mahoney died on July 20, 2003, at the Hanna Hospital. Freda has left to mourn her son Garry; daughter-in-law Carol; grandson Dean with Rhonda and great grandson Tristin of Drumheller; and son Dennis and Mariann of Hanna; as well as a sister Elsie of Westbank, B.C.; several nieces and nephews; and friends. Freda lived in Calgary for 30 years prior to moving back to Hanna in February of 1997, where she resided in a Villa until illness took her into hospital on July 1. Services will be at Mountain View Memorial Gardens, 17th Avenue at Garden Road S.E., Calgary, on Saturday, July 26, 2003, at 2 p.m.; viewing will be at 1:30 p.m.

McLaughlin -- Elizabeth Leafie 1908 - 2002

Elizabeth Leafie McLaughlin passed away July 6, 2002 at Deni House in Williams Lake, B.C. Elizabeth was born November 12, 1908 in Ethelton, Saskatchewan. Elizabeth, husband Fred, daughter Kathleen and son Bud moved to Drumheller in 1947. She was predeceased by husband Fred in 1965 and her precious son Bud in 1988, she resided in Drumheller until her stroke in 2000. Elizabeth's family moved her to an extended care facility in Williams Lake, B.C. to be near her family. Mom / Nan will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Kay Dillman of Williams Lake; granddaughter Linda Soderlund (Dennis); great granddaughter Melanie Ablitt (Troy); great-great grandchildren Dayton and Brianna of Williams Lake; great granddaughter Christy Soderlund and her children, great-great granddaughters Savannah and Emily Elizabeth; great granddaughter Lisa
Soderlund, all of Calgary. Granddaughter Shannon McLaughlin (Doug); great granddaughter Shayla (Nan's shadow); and great grandson Dallin, all of Fort McMurray. Elizabeth was predeceased by brothers Alex, Doug and Joe Fidler, also sisters Olive, Eva, Vi and Florence (2002). Elizabeth is survived by brother Alvin and Tom, sisters Mary and Gertie, and numerous nieces and nephews. Don't think of her as gone away --her journey has just begun. Think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched...for nothing loved is ever lost---and she was loved so much.

Doner -- Leonard

Wilfred Leonard Sylvanus Doner went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 21, 2003 at the age of 88 years. He is survived by his brother, Ross, plus numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Leonard lived most of his life working in scrap iron in Lethbridge, Alberta. He moved to Drumheller to live with his brother, Ross, in the year 2000. In February 2003, Leonard moved in to Long Term Care, where he remained until his passing. One of Leonard's past times was writing poems for the Lord of which we will share --

Only a Tract

I'm only a tract, but I tell you
Of God's love and grace so free,
Pardon for poor lost sinners
Purchased on Calvary's tree.

I tell of One who was willing,
To come from heaven above
Into this world of sin and darkness
Because of His great love.

I carry a message of salvation;
Whosoever will come, 'tis true,
May receive this pardon freely,
This is all that you can do.

This, then, is my message to you.
Receive it without delay,
While Christ is speaking to you,
Accept Him as your Saviour today.

L. Doner

Ryning -- Timothy John 1961 - 2003

"He was a man, take him for all in all I shall not look upon his like again"

Timothy John Ryning, born on January 29, 1961 and passed away suddenly on July 22, 2003. He will be greatly missed by his wife Darlene and children Corey, Alycia and Kaitlyn; parents John and Betty Ryning, brother David (Giselle), sisters; Karen, Susan (Peter) and Andrea (Kyle). His in laws Cathy and Larry Fournier, Ernie and Brenda Ziegler and Brian Ziegler. Also by his nieces Julie, Shivaughn, Isha, Crystal, Taren, Courtney and nephew Randy. Tim will also be missed by his extended family and many good friends. Tim grew up in the Rumsey community attending Morrin High School and later Olds College. He returned to the family farm and was very involved with the Rumsey Ag Society, curling, skiing, and baseball. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Native American Prayer

I give you this one thought to keep-
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone-
I am with you still - in each new dawn.

Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.

Taylor -- Gordon Edward ("Timber") July 20, 1910 - July 27, 2003

The Honorable Gordon Edward Taylor ("Timber") passed away July 26, 2003 in Drumheller, AB at the age of 93. Gordon was predeceased by his parents, six brothers, and three sisters, he is survived by 11 nieces and nephews and their families to mourn his passing. In his 93 years, Gordon's main concern was to help people and he accomplished this in numerous ways. He received his teaching certificate in 1929 at Calgary Normal School, commencing his working career as a school teacher in the Drumheller area. Gordon also established "Camp Gordon" for underprivileged boys. From 1940 to 1989 he served as a MLA, then as a MP, a time in which he never turned down a request for help from any constituent. While an MLA, Gordon served as a navigator in the R.C.A.F. during WWII. As an Alberta Government MLA, Gordon was given the Minister of Telephones portfolio in 1943, then the joint portfolio of Highways and Telephones until 1979. Upon retirement Gordon felt he wasn't helping people enough so he attended Northwest Bible College in Edmonton and completed his degree in Theology and became a Minister at Large for Central Pentecostal Tabernacle in Edmonton. This was his creed and legacy to death, the need and willingness to help. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2003 from The Church of the Nazarene at 2:00 p.m. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.

Andrews -- Ronald Cecil. Ronald Cecil passed away December 25th, 2002 at the age of 79 years. Survived by his brother Bill (Betty), and brother-in-law Lawrence Black (Laurene) and sister-in-law Norma. He was predeceased by his mother, father, brother George and sister Minnie Black. He also leaves ten nephews, four nieces, and several great nieces and nephews. He was a long time member of the Canadian Legion and of the United Commercial Travelers. Condolences may be directed to the family by email -- Funeral arrangements entrusted to PARKVIEW FUNERAL HOME (250) 493-1774.

Gallagher -- Anne 1915 - 2002. It is with great sorrow the family of Anne Gallagher announce her passing on December 29. Mom was born in Merritt, B.C. and grew up in Tillicoultry, Scotland. She returned to Canada in her early 20's and lived in the Drumheller Valley until she and Dad retired to B.C. in 1985. Mom was predeceased by her husband (Dad)Bob in 1996 and her only sister Mary Hunter in 1990. She is survived by her six children, Ken (Pam) of Coquitlam, B.C., Bob (Eileen) of Rosedale, John (Barb) of Rosedale, Marty (Kathy) of Whitecourt, AB, Doug of Agassiz, B.C., and Mary Anne Rennie (Warren) of Sechelt, B.C., thirteen Grandchildren and nine Great Grandchildren. There will be no funeral by request. A private family gathering will take place at a later date.

Marshall -- Robert Kenneth 1937 - 2002. Robert or Bud as he was known to family and friends passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada December 31, 2002 at the age of 65 years. Bud was born January 23, 1937 in Drumheller, Alberta to parents Kenneth and Marjorie (Darnel) Marshall. He served for a period of time with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and after discharge moved to Portland, Oregon where he became an established welder and fabricator on structural steel such as bridges and ocean going vessels. He later started a small paint contracting company and enjoyed painting houses and apartments around the Portland area. Longing for warmer weather and less rain, he then moved to Reno and later Las Vegas, Nevada where he enjoyed guiding tourists to see the sights and lights. He is survived by one older sister JoAnn with who he had a very special bond and three younger brothers and sisters in law. James (Patsy), Murray (Barbara), Donald (Wendy) as well he had seven nephews and nieces Peter, Heather, Kyle, Ashley, Robert, James and Leona. Bud enjoyed seeing pictures of his family, and classic Thunderbird's and Cadillac's he had owned several over the years. May he always have a full tank, the top down, the sun at his back and his hands on the wheel of a classic Cadillac.

Moss -- Lucienne 1919 - 2003. Mrs. Lucienne (Lucy) Moss passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on January 2, 2003 at the age of 83 years. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Drumheller, on January 7, 2003. Lucy was born in Mons, Belgium in 1919 to Marie and Jules Laurent and immigrated with her parents to Drumheller in 1921. She was predeceased by her husband Michael Moss. She is lovingly remembered by her two sons Nolan Moss, living in the United States, and Brent (Marilyn) Moss of Carstairs, Alberta. Two grandsons Chris (Michele) Moss of Airdrie, Alberta; Shane (Myra) Moss and great grandson Kiran of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, South America. Growing up in Newcastle she enjoyed many a game of hockey and baseball with her cousins. She was usually the goalie and had the scars to prove it. She continued to be a sports fan through out her life. The Moss family moved to Castor in 1942 and lived there for 15 years returning to Drumheller in 1956. Lucy was a member of the Catholic Women's League since 1942, and served as president for two years in Castor, Alberta. She was also a member of the Drumheller Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, giving and sharing her roses with her family and friends. Many will remember her for her talents as a fine cook. Her greatest joy was her family especially her twin grandsons Shane and Chris and their families. Lucienne's family meant everything to her. She will long be remembered by the many people whose lives were touched by her caring and kind heart. Courtney-Winters Funeral Chapel were in care of arrangements.

Wilson -- Harold James 1934 - 2003. Harold James Wilson passed away on January 4, 2003 at the Hanna Long Term Care Centre at the age of 68 years. Harold was born on July 21, 1934 to Clarence and Gladys Wilson in the Drumheller Hospital, the second son and the last child to complete their family. Harold will be sadly missed by his mother Gladys Wilson of Drumheller, Alberta, his three daughters, Pat and Jerry Bordula of Hanna, Louise Hansen of Hanna and Bonnie and Rick Ripper of Drumheller, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, his brother Frank and sister-in-law Eunice of Drumheller, AB. and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Harold was predeceased by his father Clarence in 1995. Harold was an animal lover at heart, always had a dog and horses, had a great sense of humour, always playing tricks on people. He had a very special horse called George. George was trained to jump up into a truck out in the middle of nowhere, just say get in and he would do that. He was very good with a rope and hind footed at many of the brandings in the county. Life slowed down for Harold when he was stricken with Parkinson's disease and he was in the Hanna Long Term Care until his death. A Memorial Service will be held at First United Church, Hanna, AB. on Thursday, January 9, 2003 at 2 -- 00 pm., with Pastor Wayne McCrackin officiating. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, Calgary & Drumheller 823-5151

ANDREASEN -- Richard Gunner 1926 - 2003 Born December 17, 1926 in Bassano, formerly of the Hussar area. Passed away January 9, 2003 in Drumheller at the age of 76 years. He is survived by his wife Edna, daughters June, Lisa, Kristine (Otto) and Elaine (Ron) and son Einar. He is also survived by his sister Edel, nieces Brenda (Larry) and children, Lila (Danny) and children, nephew Mark, six grandchildren, Greg, Glen, Brian, Sarah, Shelly and Kevin, two great grandchildren Darren and Alexis. Richard was predeceased by his father Eske, mother Sofie, brother-in-law Svend and nephew Paul. Funeral services will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (16th Ave. East and Garden Road off #1 highway) #243, 209 Garden Road NE, Calgary on Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 2 -- 00 pm with Pastor Michael P. Dorn officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens (the corner of Garden Road and #1A highway). In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Richard's name to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1825 Park Road SE, Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6 FOSTERS GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone 297-0888.

DICK -- Mary Isabel 1918 - 2003 Mary Dick (nee Watters) of Michichi, Alberta passed away January 8, 2003 at the age of 84 years. Mary was born March 12, 1918 at Austin, Manitoba to Don & Ella Watters. She was predeceased by her parents, her eldest brother Scotty and her younger brother Pat. Mary is survived by her loving husband Alex (Dick), her two daughters Carol (Ted) Morris of Grand Forks, B.C., and Beverly (Ron) Deitz of Calgary; four grandsons, Todd (Liza) Trohan of Michichi, Corey (Tina) Trohan of Blackfalds, AB., Darren (Maria) Deitz of Calgary, and Jeff Deitz of Brooks, AB. She is also survived by five very special great-grandsons, Taylor & Brett Trohan, Austin Trohan, and Nicholas & Noah Deitz, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves to mourn her many loving friends in the community with whom she never failed to keep in contact with, even though in her latter years she was housebound, she always kept in touch by phone. Mary was a wonderful cook and loved to bake. She was also an avid gardener. Mary was an active member for over 28 years in her TOPS chapter, and was a charter member, and also a life member of Pioneer Acres at Irricana. She was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Her family was her life and we will always have many fond memories of chipit cookies, chocolate angel food cakes, picking raspberries, smarties, midnight toast and honey-combs, and that special 'under F' buck-et! Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2003 at Mountainview Memorial Gardens in Calgary with Rev. Orilla Bogart officiating. Honorary pallbearers were all of Mary's friends and relatives, active pall-bearers were her four grandsons, Todd and Corey Trohan, and Darren and Jeff Deitz. Donations in Mary's memory can be made to the Heart & Stoke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road SE, Calgary, AB. T2G 3Y6 or to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, 1820 Richmond Rd. SW, Calgary, AB. T2T 5C7.

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