White -- Mary Ellen (Ellen) June 28, 1910 - December 20, 2003
Mary Ellen White (Ellen) was born on June 28, 1910 and died December 20, 2003 at the Continuing Care Facility in Drumheller, AB. It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Ellen White. Ellen leaves to mourn her three children, Clifford (Edna) White of Edmonton, Bob (Donna) White of Calgary, AB, and Elaine (Egon) Friedrich of Yahk, B.C.; nine grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. Ellen was predeceased by her husband, Charlie White in 1976; her oldest son Melville White in 1993; grandson Larry White in 1989; and her four brothers, Charlie, Jim, Bill, Chester; and one sister, Winnie. Ellen and Charlie homesteaded in the Rowley area for 34 years retiring to Morrin in 1963. Ellen then moved to the Continuing Care Facility in Drumheller in 2002. The funeral service was held in Morrin, Alberta on December 23, 2003 at 1 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Morrin United Church or the charity of your choice. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Cameron -- Hugh 1930 - 2003
Hugh Cameron, beloved husband of Gladys, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2003 at the Red Deer Hospital. Hugh was a lifelong resident of Hanna, born June 26, 1930 to John and Alice Cameron. He will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Merri Cameron of St. Adele, Quebec and Audrey Bondar of Sidney, British Columbia. He is also survived by nephews and nieces, Greg & Cecilia Bondar, children Laura & Derek; Dayle & Jalmar Lankinen, daughter Lisa; Cameron & Stella Gathercole, daughters Leanne & Robin; Jason & Aina Gathercole; and Gladys' daughters Myrtle, Maureen, Lyla, Kathy and Dawna, and their families. Hugh was predeceased by his parents, sister Marjorie (2001), brother-in-law Fred Bondar (1990) and his nephew Barry Bondar (1995). A Memorial Service for Hugh Cameron will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1022 - 3rd St. West in Hanna on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at 1 -- 00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Hugh may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, 105 - 7500 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary AB T2H 0L9. Personal Alternative Funeral Services Drumheller, 823-5151
Dietrich -- Edward Henry May 25, 1927 - December 25, 2003
Edward Henry Dietrich, aged 76 years, beloved husband of Jeanette Dietrich, passed away on December 25, 2003 after a courageous battle with cancer. Edward was born on May 25, 1927 in Radville, Saskatchewan. He grew up in the Ricinus/Caroline area and worked hard helping his stepfather operated their sawmill and farm. Leaving home at a young age Edward was employed at various jobs such as, drag-line operator, farm labourer, truck driver, he worked at the Brass Foundary in Calgary and in 1951 he moved to Rockyford to work for the Municipal District of Serviceberry, building roads. In 1953 Edward married his soul mate Jeanette Hendricks in Rockyford and moved to Lomond and farmed there for three years. In February 1956 they moved to Rumsey where they farmed for 31 years and enjoyed living in a community where good friends, special memories and lasting friendships grew. In 1987 they sold the family farm and retired in Rumsey for 5 years and then later moved to Drumheller. With Edwards' love of farming still strong, he came out of retirement and farmed for Dan and Brian MacDermid for nine years. Edward was a talented musician and enjoyed playing old time music with his family and friends. He was a very resourceful man who enjoyed farming, carpentry, mechanics and was known as "Mr. Fix It". He had a fun loving personality and a heart warming smile that won over many. He was a very proud man who had a deep love for his family. Edward was predeceased by his parents, his three brothers, Robert, Lloyd and Louis Dietrich. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Jeanette Dietrich; his son Gordon (Brenda) Dietrich; his daughters Diane (John) Celik, Darlene (Nicky) Sereda and Sharon Martin, all of Drumheller; his sisters Margaret Bikerton of Nanaimo, B.C. and Jean Forster of Calgary; sister-in-laws Katherine Dietrich of Kalispell, Montana, and Eileen Dietrich of Lomond; brother-in-law Norman (Mary) Hendricks of Strathmore; 14 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held a t The Church of the Nazarene in Drumheller on Wednesday, December 31 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Drumheller Hospital. Personal Alternatives Funeral Services entrusted with the arrangements.
Greer -- Robert James 1953 - 2003
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Robert James Greer on December 26, 2003 at the age of 50 years. Bob was born on June 16, 1953 at Hanna, Alberta to William "Bill" and Prudence "Pat" Greer. He is the brother of Suzyn Allens, Leslie (Richard) Malansky, Gerry (Judy) Greer, Doug (Kelly) Greer and Murray (Sandy) Greer. Bob and Shirley (nee Graham) were united by love, shared hopes and dreams on September 29, 1973. Together they raised four children; Jodie, Stacey, Tamara (Wes) Shallock and Nathan. Bob was blessed with twin grandbabies; Kendra and Kaylea Greer-Shallock. He is also survived by aunts and uncles; Frances and Mike Anderson, and Edie and Larry DesJardine, in-laws; Lorne and Grace Graham, cousins, nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his beloved mother, Pat. Bob loved being a father and enjoyed each stage of his children's lives, the challenges they brought with them and their potentials. He was proud of each of them for their unique personalities and valued what they contributed to his life. Bob was always there for his children, family and friends with encouragement and support. Bob's greatest joy was being able to relive forgotten, everyday, moments through his grandbabies; Kendra and Kaylea. For Bob, living was sharing moments with his children, family and friends. For PaBou, heaven was sharing time, hugs and kisses with Kaylea and Kendra. He found humour in simple, everyday things and he used his unique sense of humour to brighten the lives of those around him. Bob enjoyed meeting people of all ages. He loved being competitive and thrived on the challenge of running his own business, or helping someone else in their business ventures. For Bob, seeing a project through, from an idea on paper, to realization, was a thrill. He loved public speaking, sports, and helping people reach their potential. His charismatic personality lead him forward, from the youngest Pioneer Elevator Agent, to the youngest Imperial Oil Agent of his time, to becoming a respected entrepreneur who still did deals on a handshake. We will hear his unique voice whispered in our dreams, feel his touch in a gentle breeze, hear his laughter in humorous things, and find his spirit in every rainbow. Bob, you will be remembered. We love you. You made a difference to all who met you. You will live forever in our memories. We miss your physical presence but find comfort in your spiritual presence. Dance your dance of joy! Funeral services will be held at the Delia Community Hall in Delia, Alberta on Friday, January 2, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial tributes in memory of Bob can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (#101, 5208 - 53 Ave, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5K2) E-mail condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be forwarded directly to the family. Funeral Arrangements in Care of the Red Deer Funeral Home & Crematorium (403) 347-3319
Lenentine -- Darren Marshall 1975 - 2003
Darren Marshall Lenentine of Edmonton, AB, died peacefully at the University of Alberta Hospital on December 13, 2003, with his family at his side. Born in Woodstock, NB, on October 12, 1975. He was the son of Marshall and Loretta Lenentine of Stettler, AB. Along with is parents, Darren is also survived by one sister, Amanda Lenentine of Grande Prairie, AB; his maternal grandmother Hazel Hollowell of Peace River, AB; and his paternal grandmother Eva Lenentine of Woodstock; 15 aunts and uncles; 20 cousins; and many wonderful friends. Darren was predeceased by his paternal grandfather Charles Lenentine; maternal grandfather George MacDonald; and cousin Trent Lenentine. Resting at the Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler. A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, December 17, 2003, at 2 p.m. in the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, AB with Rev. David Denholm of Stettler United Church, officiating. A tribute was given by Trenda Tyschuk and words of remembrance from Dan and Shannon Borosevich, Dave and Alice Upton, sister Amanda, Gram Hollowell, David Upton and Marlene Young were presented. A congregational hymn "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" accompanied by organist Lorraine Coulthard was sung, and special music "I Will Remember You" recorded by Sarah McLaughlin was played. Interment will be in the Lenentine Cemetery in New Brunswick at a later date. For those who wish to make a donation in memory of Darren, his family has suggested the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or a charity of donor's choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0, 742-3422 or 1-877-844-3422 (toll free), entrusted with the care and arrangements.
Montgomery -- Diana Maxine April 3, 1936 - December 24, 2003
Diana Montgomery passed away peacefully on December 24, 2003 after a courageous battle with cancer. Diana was born on April 3, 1936 in Drumheller, AB. Diana will be lovingly remembered by her husband Jim of 48 years, children Brian (Susan), Gerald (Dorraine), and Kelly (Cindy). She will also be sadly missed by her five grandchildren, Tim, Rick, Jennifer, Brett and Kyle. And also by aunt Leeta Bidinoff, one sister Annette (Dave) Planchner, three brothers and numerous nieces and nephews. Diana was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest strength was her love and support for her family in all their sports, activities and interests. Funeral Services were held at the Morrin Community Centre on December 29, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331-29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
Stanger -- Margaret Ruth (Hopper) 1926 - 2003
Margaret passed away peacefully on December 23, 2003 at the age of 77 years to join her Lord and Savior. Margaret was born on September 28, 1926 near Moncton, New Brunswick within a family of thirteen brothers and sisters. Left to always remember her are Alice Wortman, Arnold (Polly), and Don (Roxanne) Hopper of New Brunswick, plus Lewis (Joyce) Hopper who reside in Manitoba. Margaret is also survived by her loving family of four children; Ruth (Al) Gummo, Arthur Stanger, Arnold (Della) Stanger, Jean (Doug) Spenst, brother-in-law Ronald Stanger, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild of which all reside in Alberta. Near her childhood home in Hilsborough, New Brunswick, she met Harry Stanger, and they were married in 1950. Shortly thereafter the couple moved to the Orkney, Alberta district where they farmed together for forty years. Margaret, predeceased thirteen years by Harry - lived in Drumheller for a short time prior to failing health necessitating a move to Calgary enabling easy access to the hemodialysis ward of the Foothills hospital. During her time in Calgary, Margaret resided at Westbourne Place and the Brentwood Care Centre. Many heartfelt thank you's to all the care providers at these facilities. Caring love for her family and friends, sense of humour, steadfast determination plus enormous courage and will which she utilized to instill in others and the ability to cope with health issues are personal traits never to be forgotten. Margaret enjoyed a variety of music, bingo, cribbage, crafts and choir activities . She yearned for and took many travels back to the Maritimes to visit family and friends the last trip there being two years ago. A Celebration of Life was held at the Drumheller Alliance Church on December 30, 2003 starting at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at the Sarcee Butte cemetery. A luncheon was provided at the Orkney Community Centre staring at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or to the Cancer Society. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
Vinck -- Andre "Andy" Auguste
Andre "Andy" Auguste Vinck, of Calgary, passed away suddenly, due to a brief illness at the Carewest Crossbow on Thursday, December 25, 2003, at the age of 71 years. Andy will be lovingly remembered by -- his son Albert (Tammy) Vinck of Camrose, AB; his daughter Michele (Clint) Schmitz of Chestermere, AB; his grandchildren, Tyler, Brandon and Breena; as well as two brothers, Albert Vinck of Fort St. John, BC and Leon Vinck of Virden, MB. Andy was a great father and grandfather, who enjoyed spending many hours with his family. He was a very avid hunter and thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors. At Andy's request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, a memorial tribute in Andy's name may be made directly to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation (1825 Park Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6). Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME, CEMETERY and CREMATION CENTRE, 17 Avenue SE at Garden Road, (1.5 km east of 84th Street SE ) Telephone (403) 272 - 5555.
Weed -- Gary Allen 1962 - 2003
Gary Allen Weed of Calgary passed away at the Agape Hospice on Thursday, December 25, 2003, after a courageous struggle with cancer, at the age of 41 years. Gary will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humour, his love of animals and passion for watching television. He is survived by his parents, Gordon and Rita Weed of Carrot River, SK; his siblings, Roger (Marlene), Shirley (Lyle Hackett), Norma (Don Holdstock), John (Cathy), Roy (Dianna), Colin (Shelley), Derek, and Donna (Ken Morelli); as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. To forward expressions of sympathy go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agape Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8. Telephone -- 403-282-6588. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Agape Hospice. In living memory of Gary Weed, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 Memorial Drive N.E., Calgary, telephone -- 403-248-8585.
Charette -- Dolores Elaine - December 7, 1923 - August 3, 2003
It is with a heavy heart that the family of Dolores Charette announces her passing at the age of 79 years at the Red Deer General Hospital. Dolores was born December 7, 1923 in Lampman, Saskatchewan; the ninth of 14 children born to Thomas and Anna Grimes. In 1944 she married George Charette and together they raised eight children -- Bob and Karen of Calgary and their children Terry and Tracey; Jay of Vancouver; Jeff and Sandra of Ottawa and his children Sonny and Carrie; Karen-Lee and Mark Andrew of Drumheller and their children Chelsea, Laura, Maris, Dana and Dustin; Michele and Ken Rutledge of Hardisty and their children Mary, Anna, Tess, Mia and Jake; Kathy of Breton; and Ross of Drumheller. Dolores was predeceased by her husband George and her son Kerry both in 1986 and by 5 sisters and 4 brothers. Dolores made Drumheller her home since 1967. She was well known in the community and a friend to all. She loved music, particularly live theatre, singing in St. Anthony's Church choir and the Passion Play choir. Throughout the course of her life she was a seamstress, a gardener, a quilter, a school teacher and a homemaker. Dolores had a tremendous sense of humor and a great zest for life. She also had the ability to laugh at herself. Her happiest moments were at large family gatherings where she attempted to be involved in every conversation in the room. Her pride in her family was always evident. Dolores had a deep faith that we all admired. She was a giving woman who spent many years visiting shut-ins of the community and driving parishioners to Mass. Prayers for Dolores Charette will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 2003 and Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2003 at St. Anthonyšs Church in Drumheller at 11:00 a.m. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to any Palliative Care Unit or the donor's choice.
Flett -- Dale
Dale Flett of Didsbury took his final ride on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at the age of 79 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his family; wife Jean of 50 years; children Bev (Al), Gail (Mike) Joy (Tom), and Carolyn (Glen); grandchildren Sheena, Kristin, Justin, Greg, Alex and Ben; his brother Orval; sisters Orlo and June; as well as a large extended family. Dale was predeceased by his son Kerry. A Celebration of Dalešs life was held at Knox United Church, 1406 - 19th Ave. Didsbury, Alberta on Saturday, August 2, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Dalešs memory may be made to Didsbury & District Health Services, Long Term Care Unit #1, 1210 - 20 Ave., Bag 130, Didsbury, Alberta T0M 0W0. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 823-5151 or 1-888-216-5111
Castelli -- Maria 1926 - 2003
Maria Castelli passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Intercare Southwood Care Centre in Calgary on Wednesday, August 6, 2003. She was born on August 14, 1926 in Corbin, BC and at the age of six weeks moved to Drumheller with her parents. After completing high school in Drumheller, she attended U of A, graduating in 1948 with a B. Sc. in Home Economics. The major portion of her career was spent at the General Hospital as Assistant Director of Dietetics and Special Projects. She retired in early 1985 after thirty-three years of service. She is survived by her sister-in-law Rosemarie Castelli of Dallas, TX; nieces, Teresa Castelli of Los Angeles, CA and Dr. Elizabeth Castelli of New York, NY; and cousins, Gena Luvisotto, Dorina and Harry Stech, and Mario and Lynne Miglierina, all of Calgary; and numerous second cousins. Maria was predeceased by her parents, Giovanni and Santina Castelli; and her brother Lou. A Memorial Mass was held at St. Ceciliašs Catholic Church (321 90 Avenue S. E., Calgary), on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Bruce Schute SAC, Presider. To forward expressions of sympathy go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wishes to extend sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at Intercare Southwood Care Centre for the excellent care given to Maria. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society Of Calgary, 1920 - 11th Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3G2. Telephone -- (403) 290-0110. In living memory of Maria Castelli, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY, AB T2S 2L5. TELEPHONE -- (403) 243-8200.
Deering -- Mrs. Lizzie 1914 - 2003
Mrs. Lizzie Deering was born on September 4, 1914 at Thelma, Alberta passed away on Wednesday, August 6th, 2003 at the age of 88 years. Lizzie is survived by her children Harold James (Marjorie) Deering of Trochu, AB, Norman (Elsie) Deering of Rumsey, AB, Betty Marshall of Olds, AB, Diane (Alan) Parry of Calgary, AB, Brenda Foesier of Calgary, AB, son-in-law Ed Larson of Irvine, AB, grandchildren Tony Deering of Calgary, AB, Stephen (Laurel) Deering of Rimbey, AB, Sheldon (Stacey) Deering of Calgary, AB, Rhonda Deering of Calgary, AB, Dawn Cassidy and husband John Baird of Stettler, AB, Darrel (Debbie) Marshall of Calgary, AB, Koreen (Marvin) Morrison of Olds, AB, Neal Marshall of Olds, AB, Gordon (Rae) Parry of Calgary, AB, Michele (Blaine) Hollinger of Calgary, AB, Garet Foesier of Calgary, AB and Corry Foesier of Calgary, AB. Thirteen great-grandchildren and sister Viola Courtwright of Nampa, Idaho. As well as many other relatives and a host of wonderful friends. Lizzie is predeceased by parents August and Charlotte Boschee; husband August Deering in 1987 and daughter Clara Jane Larson in 1995. While Lizzie lived in Rumsey she was an active curler, worked on the History Book, a member of the Rumsey Drop In Centre, liked gardening and participated in the annual garden show. She belonged to the Legion, and enjoyed playing bingo, cards, shuffle board, doing cross word puzzles, she was very fond of music. Lizzie was very proud of her family. Lizzie and August moved to Rumsey in 1955 where she resided until 1987 when she moved to Stettler into the Parragon Place. She lived there until May 2003 when she went into the Stettler Nursing Home. Funeral Services for the late Mrs. Lizzie Deering were held at the Brennen Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, August 11th, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance or to the charity of your choice in care of Brennen Funeral Home (2001) Ltd. P.O. Box 193 Stettler, AB TOC 2LO who were in care of the funeral arrangements. 403-742-3315.
Mackie -- George
George Mackie of Drumheller, beloved husband of Dorothy Mackie, passed away suddenly August 11, 2003 at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary surrounded by his family. George will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 56 years, 2 daughters and one son and their families, Bev & Stan Schultz, Carmen Schultz, Kim & Mike Niemans; Barb James & Jerry Ingham, Jason & Lisa James, Spencer James, Justine & Daryl Kay, Jared James & Kim Dunn, Jaclyn James; Ron & Brenda Mackie, Brianna, Kara & Melissa Mackie. He is also survived by 3 sisters, Louise McDonald, Helen Chitwood and Audrey Lanphere. George was proud of his family and treasured his time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchild. He enjoyed watching them grow up and hearing about their exploits. George enjoyed nothing more than a challenging crib game or a pool game with his family and friends at the Pioneer Trail Centre and working tirelessly for the benefit of others. George lived in the Drumheller Valley his entire life after returning from overseas having spent 4.5 years serving in the Second World War. He enjoyed a 35 year career with Alberta Power Ltd.( ATCO Electric) until his retirement in 1982. George enjoyed his years avoiding Alberta's winters in Yuma, Arizona and spending his summers at Pine Lake with friends and family. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 16 at 2 -- 00 pm at Knox United Church in Drumheller. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Drumheller Hospital, STARS, or a charity of one's choice.
Olsen -- Jane Ruth
Jane passed away to be with God on August 7, 2003 at the age of 43. Beloved wife of Bernard, loving Mom of Katie and Logan. Cherished daughter of Ruth and Stewart Langford of Bradford, Ontario. Dearist sister of Paul, Judy and her husband Peter Sawczuk. Lovingly remembered by her mother and father-in-law; Marion and Leonard Olsen. Dear sister-in-law of Patricia and Randy Zilinski, Judy and Norm Kneeshaw, Holly and Scott Leaf. Jane had a special place in her heart for her nieces and nephews, Greg, Christina, Jenna, Melissa, Thomas, and Celia. Jane will be greatly missed by her family, friends and community. She was dedicated to us all. With special thanks to the Drumheller Hospital, Acute Care staff for their support and kindness. Services were held at the Morrin Community Hall on Monday, August 11, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. interment followed at the Morrin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Morrin United Church or to the charity of ones' choice. Courtney-Winteršs Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.