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ALBERTA - Drumheller - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 24

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PELLETIER (CHAMCHUK) Anna 1905 - 2003 Born in Kolendiany, Ukraine on September 6th, 1905, Anna passed away while a resident of Mill Woods Shepard's Care Nursing Home in Edmonton, Alberta on January 7th, 2003. A long time resident of East Coulee, Alberta, she was predeceased by her first husband Stephen Chamchuk on March 4th, 1957, and her second husband Henry Pelletier on May 9th, 1976. She is survived by her two sons Roman (Gloria) of Drumheller and Nicholas of Edmonton, as well as three grandchildren (Roman) -- Connie, Brenda, and Roxanne, and four grandchildren (Nicholas) -- Stephen, Kelly-Ann, Nicholas (Karen), and Perry, and six great-grand-children. Interment is in a reserved plot between her two husbands in the family section of Drumheller Cemetery, with a brief grave-side interment ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 18th, followed by a wake at the Drumheller Inn at 3 p.m. Donations in memoriam should be made to the Mill Woods Sheperd's Care Centre, 6620 - 28th Ave., Edmonton, Alberta, T6K 2R1. Anna will be lovingly remembered by all her family and friends as a true pioneer, self proficient and self reliant, for as long as she could be. Harmony Funeral Services in care of arrangements 433-7335.

RENN -- Harry G. 1920 - 2003 Harry G. Renn, beloved husband of Vi Renn of Brooks, passed away in Brooks on January 7th, 2003 at the age of 82 years. Born in Orion, Alberta on June 28th, 1920. He farmed with his dad in the Redland area where he met Violet. Harry and Violet were married in Calgary on March 15th, 1945. They eventually moved to Drumheller and in 1959 came to Brooks. Harry worked for Doug Grayson in his Tire Shop until starting with the Brooks Golf Course as Superintendent in 1963. He also ran the Curling Rink in Brooks until 1970. Harry first retired in 1987 until, in 1989, he was asked to work as Consultant in the construction of the Duchess Golf Course. He continued to work there in Maintenance until 2000. Harry was a member of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Associations, the Southern Alberta Turf Associations and the Brooks Elks Club. He will be best remembered for his love for his family, his sense of humour and his love for the game of golf. Harry was predeceased by his parents, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, step-mother and 2 step-brothers. He is survived by his loving family, wife Violet; 2 sons, Barry and his wife Pat and Errol and his wife Marlene all of Brooks; granddaughter Laurie Morgan and her husband Roger of Brooks; grandson Fred Renn of Brooks; great granddaughter Alexandria Morgan of Brooks; sister Alvina Weigum and her husband Geo of Drumheller; sister-in-law Lorraine Renn of Drumheller; step-sister Alice Helwig of Calgary and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 -- 00 PM on Saturday, January 11th from the Brooks United Church. Rev. George Edmonds officiated. Honorary Pallbearers were all of Harry's friends. Active Pallbearers were Fred Renn, Roger Morgan, Don Grose, Jamie Gordon, Gilbert Grose and Brent Bertsch. In memory of Harry, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to either Brooks and District Health Foundation, Bag 300, Brooks T1R 1B3 or Brooks and District Ambulance Association, Box 1906, Brooks T1R 1C6. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home. Telephone 1-866-362-4652 or 362-4636.

WALKER -- Dr. Alan John 1918 - 2003 Dr. Alan John Walker, of Vernon, B.C., died peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his family, on January 11th, 2003. Born June 13th, 1918 in Putney, London, U.K., he is survived by his children; Elizabeth Scott (John), Ian (Nancy), Robin (Joanne), Alison, and Michael Cooper (Jennie), twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, and pre-deceased by his wife Lorna. Alan was educated at Epsom College and St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School, and was a fellow of the British, Canadian and American Colleges of Surgeons. He practiced surgery in Drumheller from 1951 to 1973, and in Vernon from 1973 to 1985, including two years as Chief of Surgery. An unstinting volunteer and public leader, he served the Drumheller School Board, the Rotary Clubs of Drumheller and Vernon (elected as a Paul Harris Fellow), the Drumheller Music Festival, the Alberta Provincial Music Festival, St. Magloire's Anglican Church/Drumheller, the Diocese of Calgary executive, All Saints' Anglican Church/Vernon, the Diocese of Kootenay executive, and was an Officer Brother in the Order of St. John. Alan was an accomplished Mason, a corresponding member of QCCC, and was particularly proud to have been Past Master of Symbol and Kalamalka Lodges, as well as Provincial Grand Prior of the Knights Templar. Alan was an enthusiastic sailor, gardener, choir member, and typist extraordinaire; an innovative composter and a keen recycler. His sense of humour was unique, and has permanently affected those that knew him. The greatest joy of his life was to have his family gathered around him. Alan's family are grateful to the former colleagues and staff who came to say good-bye. Thanks to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Emergency and 3 West for their kind care and attention, and special thanks to Dr. Paul Smylie and the ICU and Respiratory staff for their exceptional and affectionate support. A memorial service was held at All Saints Anglican Church, Vernon, on Tuesday, January 14th, 2003 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Chris Harwood-Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the All Saints Anglican Church Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (542-4333).

DOUGLAS -- Karen June 1947 - 2002 Karen June succumbed to her battle with cancer, December 3, 2002. Karen was born December 7, 1947, Regina, SK. She was the first daughter of Robert (Bob) and Emily (Millie) Douglas. Karen received her teaching certificate from Regina Teachers College. Her first teaching position was at Indian Head High School, Indian Head, SK followed by Thom Collegiate High School in Regina. Karen married her grade 12 graduating escort, Douglas W. Griffith in Regina, 1971. Karen and Doug made their first home in Kamloops, B.C., where they both taught high school. In 1974 their first and only child was born, Tyler Douglas. In 1976, the young Griffith family moved to Drumheller, AB, where Doug taught and counselled in the high school and Karen managed the Drumheller Chamber of Commerce for two years. For the next several years, Karen successfully operated a business service. She returned to teaching once again, and for the next ten years, Karen coordinated and taught for Olds College. As well as being an accomplished pianist, Karen's interests in gardening and renovating began with Doug and continued with her second husband Reginald E. Gouldie. Karen and Reg purchased and developed a four room school house in the ghost town of Rowley, AB. In 1992 Karen and son Tyler moved to Red Deer, AB to complete Tyler's education. In the years to follow, Karen's experiences and talents led her to work with a newspaper; a hiring assessment center; and even a flower shop. Over the past 18 years Karen was able to spend some of the winter months in Mesa, AZ where she established some wonderful friendships. She is predeceased by her first husband, Doug - July, 1983; her father, Bob - September, 1990; and her second husband, Reg - September, 1998. Karen leaves behind with saddened hearts, her mother Millie Douglas of Dinsmore, SK; her son, Tyler Gouldie (Jennifer) of Red Deer, AB; her twin granddaughters, Delanie and Morgan; her sister, Donna Hawrylak (Mark) of Candle Lake, SK; several dear aunts, uncles and cousins; her nieces and nephews -- Paul, Bree, Lisa, Nicole, and Sterling, whom she enjoyed watching grow up; also many Canadian and American friends. In lieu of flowers, friends and relatives, if they so wish, may donate to the Canadian Diabetic Assoc. The family would like to thank Dr. Veisse and nursing staff at High River Hospital for their kindness. Arrangements for cremation have been carried out by Snodgrass Funeral Home, High River, AB. Personal wishes to have no service, internment at Dinsmore cemetery, Dinsmore, SK.

ELLIOTT -- Hester Jane 1912 - 2003 Hester Jane Elliot, born on September 5, 1912 in Dalmeny, Saskatchewan, passed away on January 15, 2003 at the Drumheller Hospital, at the age of 90 years. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon in 1982, a brother John and sister Ann (Nancy). Left to cherish her memory are her 5 children; Audrey (Ron) Russell of Saskatoon, SK, Charles (Pat) Elliot of Lillooet, B.C., Evaline (Stan) Riley of Camrose, AB, Gwen (Lyle) Nickason of Wiseton, SK, Clara (Cliff) Martin of Eckville, AB, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Jane was a lifetime member of the Order of the Royal Purple, a member of the I.O.D.E., and an active member of the United Church Women's Hospital Auxiliary. Jane and her husband Gordon ran the Singer Sewing Centre and later owned and operated the Bluebird Dry Cleaners. Jane also worked at the Fossil Museum in downtown Drumheller. They moved to Drumheller from Calgary in 1960 and enjoyed many friends in and around Drumheller since then. She spent her last few years at the Sunshine Lodge. She will be sorely missed by all. Funeral Services were held at Courtney-Winter's "Chapel of the Valley" on Monday, January 20, 2003 at 1 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at the Drumheller Cemetery. Donations in Jane's name may be made in lieu of flowers to the Sunshine Lodge, 698 6 Ave. E, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y5. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel of Drumheller, AB.

HOWARD -- John 'Vincent', beloved husband of Ruth for sixty years, passed away peacefully at the Rockyview Hospital on January 17, 2003 at the age of 91 years. Besides his loving wife, Vincent is survived by his children, Winnifred MacLean, Allen (Gayle), Lyle, Noel (Roger) Bru, Neil; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, as well as numerous other relatives. Vincent and Ruth farmed in the Rainbow area east of Drumheller until 1972, when they relocated to the Calgary area. Memorial Services will be held at Red Deer Lake United Church, Highway 22x West of Spruce Meadows and 37 Street on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Bruce Sheasby officiating. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Red Deer Lake United Church Building Fund, Box 21, Site 5, RR8, Calgary, Alberta T2J 2T9. Arrangements entrusted to FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES Directors. Phone -- 403-216-2222

MARTIN -- Raymond Michael 1929 - 2003 Raymond Michael Martin of Rosebud passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Hospital on January 15, 2003 at the age of 73 years. He is united once more with his beloved wife Eileen, who passed away in 1998. He is survived by his sons Jim Martin, Rosebud, and Tim (Sheila) Martin, Hanna; his daughters Tamra (Greg) House, Calgary, and Kim Martin (JW Crocker), Calgary; his sisters Joan (Wally) Jensen and Betty (Rees) Jenkins; five grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, two special grandkids, and a number of nieces and nephews. Raymond is predeceased by his parents John and Millicent Martin, his brother Deane and his sister, Rosemary. Raymond was born in Drumheller March 6, 1929 and farmed on the Martin farm in Rosebud his entire life. He grew up surrounded by lifelong friends, a loving family and a sense of history. One of his proudest moments was in November, 2000 when the Honourable Shirley McClellan, MLA presented a Century Farm and Ranch Award on behalf of the province to the Martins in recognition of the 103 years that the family had farmed the same piece of land. Raymond, or Michael as he was also known, had a fun loving personality and an infectious smile which won over many, old or young. He also had a deep love and respect of the land and never wanted to be away from the farm for very long. He did make a number of short trips to Nevada, British Columbia and Ontario, but two trips he always remembered most fondly were when he and Eileen went to Australia and Singapore, and when they went on a Palm Springs golfing excursion with Tam and Greg and Raymond experienced his first earthquake. It is difficult to sum up a person's life in a few words, but Raymond said it best himself when he said that he wasn't perfect, but he had a good life. Memorial services were held at the Rosebud Church in Rosebud on Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Snowy Noble officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road SE, Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6 or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331 29 St. NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2.

POTTER -- Helen 1912 - 2003 Helen Grace Potter, (nee Barlow) passed away peacefully at the Wentworth Manor on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at the age of 90 years. She was born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, May 16, 1912. The family moved to Drumheller in 1921. Helen completed her schooling at Crescent Heights High School, Calgary, in 1931 and graduated from the Calgary General Hospital as an RN in 1935. She returned to nurse in the Drumheller area and met and married Albert Thomas Potter in 1938. Helen is survived by three children; Albert Glenn Potter (Orma), Penny Ann McDonald (Terry) and Gordon Ernest Potter; three grandchildren; Colleen M. Potter, Tannis and Troy Renneberg, two great grandchildren and one sister Marion Powell (Ken). She was predeceased by her husband Alberta, four sisters and two brothers. In Drumheller, music, church, family and friends were always a vital part of the lives of Helen and Albert. They moved with their children to Calgary in 1958 and were active in Northminster and St. Thomas United Churches. Helen became interested in helping young children and was instrumental in organizing the Foster Parents Association in Calgary. Working with members of the provincial government Welfare Services Department, she helped to establish numerous associations throughout Alberta and was the founding President of the Provincial Foster Parents Association. Helen moved to Wentworth Court in 2001. The family would like to thank the staff at Wentworth for all the care and kindness they showed her during the last two years and especially during this last year. A Memorial Service was held at Grace Presbyterian Church in Calgary on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Grace Presbyterian Music Scholarship Fund, C/O Grace Presbyterian Church, 1009 - 15th Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB, T2R 0S5. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES Calgary 1-888-216-5111 or 823-5151

SOBOLESKI -- Doug 1958 - 2003 Doug Soboleski beloved son, brother and treasured friend was born on May 6, 1958, in Drumheller. He passed away at the age of 44 in Sherwood Park on Friday, January 17, 2003 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his older brother Bill. He is survived by his treasured, long-time friend Dawn Kelly, Bill and Irene Soboleski (parents), sisters -- Kathy (Mel) Fowler, Carol (Richard) Bahry, Christina Soboleski, Brothers -- Don (Carol) Soboleski, Mike (Dana) Soboleski, John (Ginette) Soboleski, Rob Soboleski. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews; Charmain (Chad and son Tristan) Thurlow, Vanessa and Sean Bahry, Hayden and Austin Soboleski, Brady
and Indiana Soboleski, Katelyne Soboleski. He is also survived by his aunt, uncles and cousins as well as many friends. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, January 21 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church and Interment was held at the Drumheller Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre 1331 29th Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T4N 4N2. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.

ZACHOW -- Florence went to be with the Lord on January 12, 2003 in Winfield, B.C. at the age of 90. Arrangements by Springfield Funeral Home, 250-860-7077.

Bell -- Gordon Larmour 1924 - 2003

Gordon Bell, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at the Drumheller Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Joyce, 3 sons; Rob (Natalie) Jennifer and Kevin, Stephen (Chris), Erin and Michael, Les (Cathy) Carlie, Kirsti Ann, Nathan and Evan, and numerous nieces and nephews. Gordon was predeceased by his mother (Elsie) in 1945, father (Wilfred) in 1970, sister (Beatrice) in 1991 and brother (Milton) in 1998. Gordon was born on May 29, 1924 in Islay, Alberta. He attended Kenilworth School near Islay, and high school in Islay and Edmonton. After graduating from High School, Gordon joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942. He saw three years of active service and after his discharge in 1945, Gordon moved to the Drumheller area where he worked on several farms. He moved to the Orkney District in 1949. On February 7, 1953, he married Joyce Johannson of Edmonton. Gordon and Joyce lived and farmed in the Orkney District for 42 years before moving to Drumheller in 1991. He continued to be actively involved with the farm. Memorial Services were held at the Knox United Church on Monday, January 27, 2003 at 1 p.m. in Drumheller, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Drumheller Health Services (351 9th Street N.W., Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y1).

Dodd -- Helen Louise 1922 - 2003

Mrs. Helen Louise Dodd, beloved wife of Mr. Archie Dodd of Red Deer, formerly of Morrin, Alberta, passed away at the Red Deer Nursing Home, Red Deer, Alberta on Sunday, January 26, 2003 at the age of 81 years. Helen was born on January 8, 1922 in Rowley, Alberta. She was a devoted and caring farm wife and loving mother and grandmother. Her integrity, poise, strong values and morals were only a part of the lovely character Helen possessed. Helen was an inspiration to us all. She was well known for not missing an opportunity to pass along her wisdom and life experiences to her grandchildren. Helen always took great pride and care in all she did, particularly anything for her family whom she loved and adored. As well, Helen loved to read, do crossword puzzles and loved gardening. Everything she did was done with loving care. Helen was a member of the U.C.W. in Morrin and also served on a committee that created and produced the Morrin Blooming Prairie History Book, a fine accomplishment. In the years that followed, Helen's pride and joy were her wonderful grandchildren. Her love, devotion and kindness will always be remembered and Helen's memories will be cherished in our hearts forever. Helen leaves to mourn her loss, her devoted husband, Archie, her loving children, Gerry and his wife, Karen Frezell of Red Deer, Ron and his wife, Terri-Lynn Dodd of Morrin, Alberta and her beloved grandchildren, Steven and Shauna Frezell and James, Rae-Ann and Russell Dodd. She is also survived by a sister, Esther and her husband, Jim Fairbairn. Helen is predeceased by her parents, George and Gunhild Aune, brothers, Pat, Elmer and Edward and sisters, Inga, Signe and Jennie. A Celebration of Helen's Life will be held at the Morrin Community Hall, Morrin, Alberta on Friday, January 31, 2003 at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at the Morrin Cemetery, Morrin, Alberta. In place of flowers, Memorial Tributes in Helen's Honour may be made directly to the United Church in Morrin, Alberta or to the Morrin School Library Literacy Project. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at Service and Interment Providers -- EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 - 45th Street, Red Deer Phone 347-2222.

Redpath -- Robert Hendry, D.C. On Friday, January 17, 2003 Robert (Harry) Redpath of Edmonton, passed away at the age of 82 years. Born in Wayne, Alberta, the "Bethlehem of the West", he practiced chiropractic in Edmonton for 41 years. He is survived by his loving family; Sara his beloved wife of 57 years, sons Bryan (Lindsay), Brett (Pat), daughter Jill, grandchildren Jamison, Harrison and Darcy, and his sister Eugenia Ingram and her daughter Candace and family. Harry took great pleasure in the simple things in life and was delighted with his three grandsons. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Unit 53 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for their care, compassion and respect. Special thanks goes to Ted Smithman for daily visits. At Harry's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Salvation Army, 9618 - 101 Avenue, Edmonton.

Saito -- Ann Michelle 1956 - 2003

Born March 19, 1956 in Edmonton, Ann passed away peacefully after a brief illness, January 21, 2003 in Calgary. Beloved fiancé of Dan Thom and best friend of Lila Thom both of Drumheller. Loving mother of Kim Tsujita of Guelph, Ontario. Loving sister of Joan; brothers Fugi, David and Robert; sister-in-law Elenore and all their children and family as well as Aunt Eva and Uncle Richard of Maui. Ann's memory is cherished by all family and friends who touched her life in any way. Ann was pre-deceased by her parents, Dr. Roy Saito and mother Marie; brother Jim and sister Mary. In memory of Ann's compassion for animals, donations in her name may be made to the Saito Centre at the Storyland Valley Zoo in Edmonton. 'In the arms of the Angels.'

Sengaus -- William 1918 - 2003 Mr. William Sengaus passed away peacefully in the Three Hills Hospital on Sunday, January 26, 2003 at the age of 84 years, after a brief battle with cancer. Born on the family homestead, west of Rumsey, on September 5, 1918, he was the youngest of four sons born to Jewish pioneers Elias and Victoria Sengaus. Willie grew up in Rumsey with his parents and brothers Tom, Harold and Ben. Farming was his profession until he volunteered to serve his country in World War II. After serving in the Signal Corps overseas, he returned to Canada, and for a short time sold clothing with his brother Hal. Family, friends and farming were the joys of Willie's life. He returned to farming in the late 1940's with his brothers Tom and Ben. He married 'the love of his life' Stella Sjogren in 1951 and they had three sons - David (Donna), Dan (Louisa) and Rick. "Granny" and "Zade" were blessed with four grandchildren - Dustin, Devon, Travis and Angela. The Rumsey Community was an important part of Willie's life. Volunteering and partaking in all community activities made him many friends and earned him the great respect of all who knew him. His quiet dignity, enduring grace and gentle spirit endeared him to young and old. Farming kept Willie in great spirit and health. His favorite chores were calving out and milking cows, building straight and tight fences, cutting hay with his friend 'Gooch' and picking up grain 'on the fly' in his blue International. His passing is a great loss to his family, friends and his community. A celebration of Willie's life will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2003 at 1 p.m. in the Rumsey Community Hall. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to either the Drumheller Ambulance Service or Kneehill Ambulance Service. Funeral arrangements in care of Moutain View Funeral Chapel, Three Hills, Alberta.

Gerlitz-Nash -- (Guss) - Oakie 1917 - 2003

Oakie passed away peacefully on February 12, 2003. She was born April 28, 1917 in Entwhistle, AB. Oakie will be lovingly remembered by her four children, Guss (Terry), Fred (Donna), Gordon (Marvel), Penny (Bob); ten grandchildren, Talia (Chris) and Dean Young, Tanya and Monica Nash, Michelle and Michael (Candy) Nash, Russell and Darrell (Carly) Nash, Jeremy and Chad Guynn and one great-grandchild, Jackson Guynn. Sisters-in-law, Irene Sellens, Mary Guss and Vesta Guss and numerous nieces and nephews and family members from her second marriage. Oakie was predeceased by her daughter, Barbara, her father Nicholas, her mother Pauline, husband Norman Nash and Edward Gerlitz, her brothers Jim, Don, Ross, her sisters Myrtle, Emily, Irene, Eva, Frona and Annis. Oakie was known as a hard worker and will be remembered for her beautiful smile. Her family was the love of her life. She was proud of all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. She was a community minded person and her favorite sport was curling. A memorial service was held February 17, 2003 at the Carbon Community Centre. Memorial tributes may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Golden Hills Lodge and Dr. Lundall and the staff at the Three Hills Hospital for all their care and support given to our mom.

Lapohn -- Carl 1917 - 2003

Carl Albert Lapohn passed away peacefully on February 13, 2003 at the age of 85. Carl was born in Cornelius, Oregon on October 10, 1917. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Violet, son Bryan (Judy) Lapohn, daughter Colleen (Dale) Chambers and sisters Doris (Bill) Zanwick and Louise (Bill) Schultz. Carl was predeceased by his sister Lydia Lapohn. G.G. will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Jamie (Dustin) Crowther, Shelley (Tim) Jorgensen, Troy (Becky) Lapohn, Karla Chambers, Kelly (Shelagh) Edye, Sean (Jenn) Edye and great grandchildren Alisha, Christian, Brae-Lynn, Ashley, Bradley, Leyton, Brandon, Darcie and Caleb. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Van de Ryse -- Ambrose Emil 1923 - 2003

Ambrose Emil of Calgary (formerly of Drumheller) passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on February 13, 2003 at the age of 80 years. Beloved friend of Rita O'Connel and dear father of Robert Van De Ryse (Noreen) and Elizabth Van De Ryse. Ambrose is survived by six sisters. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret, his daughter Ann Margaret and two brothers. Services were held on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Piersonıs Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Ave. S.E. Calgary.

Morcom Elizabeth T. (nee Mackie)
May 20, 1920 - February 1, 2003

A very special person left us today. Betty Morcom was universally loved by all who knew her. She touched the hearts of many and will be deeply missed. Her immediate family hopes that everyone in her large extended family and circle of friends will remember Bettyıs effervescence and that they will use that memory as a guide in their own lives. At Bettyıs request, no Memorial Service will be held. Her ashes will be interred alongside her late husband, Chester. To e-mail expressions of sympathy --, subject heading -- Betty Morcom. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 (Telephone 403-205-3966). In living memory of Betty Morcom, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES 'Fish Creek Chapel', 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone -- 403-256-9575.

Edwards -- J. 'Alex' 1911 - 2003

J. 'Alex', of Kelowna passed away February 6, 2003 at the age of 91 years. He is survived by his spouse Gloria DaCosta; son Perry Edwards of North Vancouver; stepdaughter Margaret Schulz of Burnaby and brother Neal of Drayton Valley, Alberta. He was pre-deceased by brother Harry and sister Pearl. Alex was born February 28, 1911 and raised in the Drumheller (Morrin/Munson) Alberta area. He taught school in the area until May 1941 when he joined the RCAF. He served in Canada, the UK and India attaining the rank of Flying Officer (radar). After his discharge in 1945, Alex married Muriel M. Oliver and attended the University of Alberta gaining a commerce degree. He worked as a federal government auditor and for a customs brokerage in Vancouver. He was also a medical clinic manager in North Vancouver. Alex and Gloria lived in Kelowna since the early 1980's and were active in the Unity Church. Alex was a Royal Canadian Legion member. Memorial service, Tuesday, February 11th at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, friends who so wish may make memorial donations to the B.C. Cancer Fund in memory of Alex. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted with FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES, Kelowna, 250-762-2299.

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