McKEE -- Ellen Scott 1921 - 2006
Ellen Scott McKee (nee Denis), beloved wife of Mr. Robert Leslie McKee of Calgary, passed away at the Bethany Care, Harvest Hills on Monday, January 2, 2006 at the age of 84 years.
Ellen was a very kind and thoughtful person and will be missed by her family and friends. Ellen is lovingly remembered by her husband of sixty-six years, Leslie; two daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and John McKinnon, Judy and Clifford Ginn; son and daughter-in-law Keith and Sonja McKee; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Clarence Sulzle; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Shirley and Alfred and Marion Denis. Funeral Services were held in the Chapel at Grace Baptist Church (2670 Radcliffe Drive S.E.) on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 12:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and caregivers at the Harvest Hills Bethany Care Centre for all the wonderful care given to her. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Bethany Care Society, #1001 17th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2E5 Telephone -- (403) 210-4613 or to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan, 5704-11 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2K 5P3 Telephone -- 1-888-482-4253. In living memory of Ellen McKee, a tree will be planted by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone -- (403) 276-2296.
TURCHIN -- Loretta Ann (Lori)
Loretta Ann (Lori) Turchin passed away on December 20, 2005 in Drumheller. She is survived by her mother Helen; brother Ronald (Marjorie); sister
Violet (Jim); son Jim; and five grandchildren and numerous other family members. No funeral service at her request.
Campbell -- Ion
Mr. Ion Campbell of Drumheller, passed away in Drumheller on May 31, 2004 at the age of 74 years. Ion is survived by his loving family, wife Donna, children; Sandy (Marie-Rose) of Airdrie, Earl of Fort MacLeod, Ron of Fort MacLeod, Darcy (Val) of Fort MacLeod, Beth (Troy) of Calgary, grandchildren; Carmen, Dakota, Adam, Fallon, Reanne, brother, Robert Campbell of St. Albert, sister, Margaret Turner of Calgary, numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Ion was born on July 19, 1929 at Cabri, Saskatchewan to James & Hannah Campbell. He took his education in Empress, upon completion he was employed with C.P.R. He then took up employment with the Alberta Gas Trunkline, which later became Nova. Ion and his family lived primarily in Drumheller and Fort MacLeod. Ion enjoyed reading, watching T.V., puttering in the yard, woodworking and spending time with his family. Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday June 5, 2004 at 1:30 P.M. from Courtney-Winter's Chapel In The Valley with Rev. Jan Stevenson officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel are in care of the arrangements.
Petterm -- Helen Olga 1920 - 2004
Helen Pettem of Calgary passed away peacefully at the Brentwood Care Centre on Friday, February 6, 2004 at the age of 83 years. We will all miss Helenšs quick wit, her ready smile and her quiet strength. Helen will be forever remembered by her children, Donald, Margaret, Barry and Murray, and their families, as well as numerous relatives and dear friends. She was predeceased on February 19, 1997 by her beloved husband Stanely, who was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge, and on August 18, 1995 by her grandson Jason. Cremation has taken place and in accordance to Helenšs wishes, no funeral service will be held. To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6, telephone 403-264-5549 www.heartandstroke.ca or directly to the charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Helen Pettem, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary. TELEPHONE -- (403) 276-2296.
Ripper -- Cora
On February 11, 2004 Cora Ripper (Holden) of Beaumont passed away suddenly at the age of 60. Cora is lovingly remembered by her husband, Gordon and her family Darren, Susanne, Connor and Andrew Ripper; Todd, Kandise, Drue and Chase Ripper; her father, Walter Holden; her brother, Gren (Danna) Holden; sisters, Barbara (Paul) Calon, Marina (Bruce) Glennie, Linda (Bill) Wilson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Celebration of Life Social was held Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 2 p.m. at the K C Hall, 5204 -50 Ave., Beaumont. Flowers are gratefully declined, but donations in remembrance may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 10985 -124 St., Edmonton T5M 9Z9.
Winnichuk -- Rose September 1916 - January 2004
Rose passed away suddenly and blessedly on Wed, 28 Jan 04 of a sudden heart attack. Rose was born September 19th, 1916 in Lanuke, Alberta to Kathryn & John Urchak where they had settled on a homestead after emigrating from the Ukraine. She lived from horse and buggy days through this age of electronics like digital cameras, cell phones, computers - she even became familiar with some computer language like dot com and e-mail. She took her schooling there and was involved in the Ukrainian orchestra and took part in plays where she was a natural actress. When she was 19 she met a dashing and handsome young man from Drumheller who stole her heart. While courting, he often made the trip to Lanuke to see her; which took 2 days on his bicycle. They went to a lot of dances and walked home in their bare feet so as not to ruin their shoes; Rose and John were beautiful dancers. This is one woman who really did walk 6 miles to school and back. Five years later they decided that wasn't working so she moved to Drumheller and married John on Christmas day, 1940. In 1941 son Terry was born followed five years later by daughter Diana. She wanted a houseful of babies but that was not to be. It was a happy, loving household and Rose cooked, canned, knitted, crocheted , sewed and gardened, as well as selflessly helping John care for his ailing mother and brother. Rose was member of the local Ukrainian hall and being very musical, beginning in 1955, she led a Ukrainian choir, orchestra and Ukrainian dancing for 13 years. She was always very proud of the fact that she taught English girls to sing and dance Ukrainian. She also conducted a four voice adult choir and her shining moment was a conducting the choir on the stage of the Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary. She was involved with her group in many festivals in Drumheller. Rose was proud to be chosen as a representative to attend Ukrainian conventions in Toronto and Winnipeg. She loved to fly and she and John flew to Ottawa several times to visit with Diana's family. Rose was very community minded and was very involved in elections, canvassing and volunteering, so much so that she was jokingly referred to as the "shower committee" and the mayor of Newcastle. She loved to be the mc/speaker at functions and did so at countless showers, weddings, anniversaries and funerals. If anyone wanted to find out if someone was still in Newcastle, they called her. She wrote a local column for the Drumheller Mail for 32 years. She loved to play bingo years ago and, of late, she went to bingo in Drumheller occasionally. Her favorite entertainment was seniors' day at Shoppers Drug Mart where they played bingo, had refreshments, socialized and played bingo. Over the last 8 yrs. she became fast friends with store clerks and even her chiropractors. Once her grandchildren were born, Rose devoted an incredible amount of time to them. She was very, very involved in their lives and I'm sure they have learned much from her, especially how to care. She was very generous and gave her time freely and willingly to anything and anyone that needed anything. Many, many years ago, she loved to fish and always went hunting ducks with John at 4 a.m. She never really learned to drive but she could sure rumble over those fields. She had a passion for gardening and she and John worked together to build a lush backyard oasis. She had spectacular flowers and was very, very fond of them, especially roses. She had a real green thumb. When they vacationed in Victoria, at Butchart Gardens she had a picture taken at every rose bush and held a rose each time. She always said John would come out to get her at 11 p.m. and ask if she was ever coming in. When she moved to Calgary, she continued to help Diana with her garden and flowers. If one was inside and the other working in the garden, it made the other jealous and they'd have to get right out there. Rose could never stand to see a weed and insisted on pulling them wherever she saw them - other people's yards, along the public sidewalk, once even in a flower garden at a restaurant along a hi-way - she was pretty disgusted that they were "bone dry" and "don't they ever water them?" She also liked to use expensive knives to scrape them out of the cement sidewalk. She helped in the garden until this year when she seemed to lose interest. She did, however, plant a batch of onions the end of August - the only time you can grow a garden in Calgary and boy did she have a beautiful batch! Rose took lots of pictures everywhere she went and put every one of them in albums, as well as making albums for the grandchildren. The time Rose devoted to recording everything was incredible. There are three recurring themes; Rose with flowers, Rose with babies and children and Rose with John. She was an avid scrap-booker before scrap-booking was all the rage and she has many which record absolutely every event significant to her life. Rose loved animals and they always had a dog and cat. The last cat was a real scrapper and she patiently washed his eyes out every morning when he crawled back home. In Calgary she'd get up and ask how the cat ranch was. When Natalie's cat went outside she'd say "look at that silly Nyx measuring the snow". She often took the Bauer family dog, Suzie for a walk. Suzie was a golden retriever and very strong. One time she pulled her face first through the muddy garden because she couldn't let go of the leash, and another through deep slush on the road - the neighbors stopped to offer help. This same neighbor came by in his new convertible and took her for a spin - she loved that. Likely one of the most memorable things about Rose was her love of family and people in general. Her house was always full of friends and she fed them all and catered to their every whim. Huge Sunday and holiday dinners were always at her house. Everyone was welcome in her home, even strangers off the street as she used to say. She could be found joining in the children's activities and one of her favorite games was leap-frog on the lawn. Back to 30 years ago, children would ask her if she would be their Gramma - she had many "adopted" grandchildren. In Ukrainian, "chicken" is an endearment and she called everyone "chicken". Rose dearly loved her grandchildren and spent as much time with them as was possible. She was deeply loved by them in return and she holds a special place in their hearts. Rose enjoyed her home in Calgary and came to Drumheller for a couple of weeks at a time to babysit Tara's children - yes at 87 she was still babysitting. In Calgary she quickly became friends with all of Diana's friends and even picked up a few special grandchildren there - big kids and wee ones. This is proof of how much she was adored. And she adored them in return. She even became gramma to one of Tristan's young teachers. He asked her if she could knit him a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater. Diana made her a pattern and she struggled and ripped stitches until she got it perfect. He wears it with pride. Diana likes to say that in her eight years in Calgary, Rose knit enough stuff for the whole city. She has knit all her life but knit 24/7 in Calgary. I know many of you are recipients of her afghans, baby afghans, sweaters, socks. You name it, she knit it. She absolutely fell in love with the new "boa" yarn and knit up a storm with that.; carves, mitts, and even a cushion cover. While she knit for everyone, she would never accept payment but chose to give everything away because she enjoyed giving. She never knit for herself but this fall the mother of Tara's best friend, Joyce Lee, knit her a rose colored
sweater. She was absolutely thrilled and loved it so much she wore it practically every day. Rose had a couple of favorite TV shows and yelled the answers on "Wheel of Fortune" - if the contestants couldn't hear her through the TV they could likely hear her in California. She loved "The Price is Right" and always said the show wouldn't go on without her. I guess there wasn't a show on Wednesday. Diana took Rose to Two Hills, her home town, this fall and they spent a few days visiting relatives and friends. From there they stopped at Ron & Sharon's in Edmonton for a couple of days. Sadly, it was to be the last time. She was always very pleased that her nephew Ron and Sharon Booher, and nephew Dave Clark and family remained so close and visited with her on a regular basis. She was also always very happy to get together with cousin Ross Ferby and Elaine. She and Ross worked together on several festivals and performances. Rose accomplished much in her life and enjoyed a very long, full and happy life and although she was recently getting frail, she enjoyed good health till the end. Everyone was surprised that she maintained her sharp wit and sense of humor until the day she died. She had a senior's assessment and nutritional counselling two months ago and was so happy that she scored 28 out of 30 and had gained two pounds. One of the saddest things was that she always said she wished she had someone to talk Ukrainian to - the only ones left were her cousin Mary Buk and cousin Irene Terris. She's likely catching up with all her Ukrainian friends and relatives right now. She had her father's 100 yr. old clock and wound it faithfully saying, "I feel better when it goes", likely because her children's choir sang "My Grandfather's Clock" and one line reads, "and the clock stopped, never to go again, when the old man died. The clock is quiet today. It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to this wonderful woman but we all have memories that will last forever. Rose's life changed dramatically when she lost "the love of her life", John, eight long years ago. Finally, after 59 beautiful years here, they are together again on the other side. She is survived by her son Terry and grandchildren Teresa & husband Christian, Travis & fiancée Cory, and Tara & fiancé Matt and Tara's children Hailey & Chance; daughter Diana and grandchildren Natalie and special friend Shane, Tristan & his "Big Brother" Jason, Coleen Walters, nephew Ron & Sharon Booher and family and nephew Dave Clark and family. As well as her loving husband John, she was predeceased by her parents, two brothers and a sister, niece Vivian Clark and several other relatives. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, February 5, 2:00 p.m. at Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home, Drumheller, AB, corner of 2 Avenue and 2 Street West. Viewing to be held Wednesday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined; donations may be made to STARS, Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 8M7 or FRFA (Feline Rescue Foundation of Alberta), 2604 Kensington Road N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4S5. Memorial tributes gratefully welcomed. "A beautiful memory lingers"
Neilsen -- Leo Niels 1945 - 2004
Leo Nielsen, beloved husband of Ruth of Calgary, AB, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 after a brave fight with cancer. Leo will be sorrowfully missed by Ruth, his wife of 36 years; his son Paul (Carolanne); and his daughter Susan. He is also survived by his sister Marie (Ted) Rhodes and two brothers, David and Larry (Elaine) and their families. Leo was predeceased by his mother Ruby in 1968; his father Niels in 1993; his brother-in-law Al Taggart in 1998; and nephew Ron in 1999. Leo came to Calgary in 1985 where he took up trucking, first as a hired driver, later purchasing his own truck and working for Volker Stevin. Leo also had an active winter employment with snow contracts. The bobcat and trailer were a welcome sight to snowed-in friends. A Celebration of Leošs Life was held at Thornhill Baptist Church (128 Tache Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 at 2:45 p.m. with Pastor Ken VanderMeulen officiating. To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Leo Nielsen, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB T2E 2V6 TELEPHONE -- (403) 276-2296.
Montgomery -- Marguerite Hutton (March 11, 1927 - August 16, 2004)
Marguerite Montgomery passed away August 16, 2004 at the Drumheller continuing care centre after a long illness. Marguerite was born March 11, 1927 at Lundbreck, Alberta. Marguerite is survived by her loving husband Eugene, three sons, John, Brian and Robert, two daughters, Deborah and Sharon. Also 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and 3 brothers Martin, Richard and William. A memorial service was held at the Morrin Community Centre on August 21st at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, tributes may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.
Nelson -- Patricia Lee
With great sadness and sorrow the family announces the sudden passing of Patricia Lee Nelson of Edmonton, AB on Sunday, August 22, 2004. Lee is survived by her loving husband, Larry Knutson; cherished son, Nelson
Knutson; sister, Karen (Earl) Howe of Brooks, AB; brother, Wendell (Karen) Nelson, also of Brooks; sister-in-law, Mirna (John) Berry of Edmonton; brother-in-law, Dale (Sharon Delaney) Knutson of Calgary, AB; nieces, Adrienne Nelson, Rachelle Nelson, Vanessa Nelson, Jennifer Knutson, Erin Knutson, and Ashley Berry; nephew, Robert Howe; aunts, Mona (Eddie) Laporte of Moose Jaw, SK, Nellie (Jim) Hesketh of White Rock, BC, Millie Patterson of Moose Jaw, Ruth Hansen of Vancouver, BC, Joyce Nelson of Rosedale, AB; and uncles, Ralph (Gail) Nelson of Ottawa, ON, and Eric (Ethel) Nelson of Calgary. Lee was predeceased by her mother and father, Jean and Roland Nelson; aunt, Mollie Wade; uncles, Norman Patterson, Lenny Nelson, Walter Wade, and Eddie Hansen. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday, August 25 from
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 111 Avenue, Edmonton. Memorial Service Thursday, August 26 at 11:30 a.m. at Park Memorial Chapel. Cremation will take place in the Park Memorial Crematorium. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Alberta/NWT Chapter, Suite 345, 10909 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 3L9. To send condolences, visit www.parkmemorial.com. Park Memorial, Edmonton - 426-0050. Family Owned Funeral Home, Crematorium, Reception Centre.
Altin -- Jennifer Anne-Marie 1980 - 2005
Jennifer Anne-Marie Altin, born April 12, 1980 in Hanna, Alberta passed away suddenly in Calgary, on Saturday, February 12, 2005 after a long and courageous battle with anorexia and bulimia. She is survived by her loving family, mother and father, Janice and Robin Altin; sister Melissa (Jason); brothers Palmer and Dustin; aunts and uncles; as well as other relatives and friends. She lived with her family on the Imperial Ranch for 19 years, went to school in Delia and lived the last three years in Yellowknife, NWT, training as a dental assistant. A celebration of Jenniferšs life was held at the Delia and District Community Centre, Delia, AB on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Jenniferšs memory may be made to the Calgary Health Trust - Eating Disorder Program, 10101 Southport Rd. S.W., Calgary, AB T2W 3N2 or the Salvation Army Centre of Hope, 420 - 9th Ave. S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0R9, or to S.T.A.R.S., Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 8M7. "Always loved and never forgotten"PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 823-5151
Peacock -- Lauretta Hayes April 15, 1907 - February 15, 2005
With great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved sister and aunt, Lauretta Peacock in Medicine Hat, Alberta on February 15, 2005 at the age of 97. Lauretta was predeceased by her mother and father, Della and Ernest Peacock, her aunt Alice Hayes, her brothers-in-law Frances and Lawrence Morton, and her nephew Harold Wilson. She will be greatly missed by her loving sister, Gladys Wilson and her nephew Frank (Eunice) Wilson, her nieces Darlene (Chuck) Schmaltz, Barbara (Lee) Page, Brenda Thomas, Laverne Foran, Anita (Rob) Tetz, nephews Merle (Irene) Morton, Larry Morton, Murray (Diane) Morton, plus numerous great nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Februday 22, 2005 at 2 p.m. from the Delia United Church with Reverend Travis Cannaday officiating. A private family burial was held at the Delia Cemetery. A time of fellowship was held in the Delia Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of one's choice. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home were entrusted with arrangements, 823-2666.
Archibald -- Douglas (Doug) 1937 - 2005
Doug Archibald passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Hospital after a brief battle with cancer. He will be lovingly remembered by his brother Jack (Peggy) of Mirror, AB, Daun (Annette) of Delburne; and sister Joan Janzen of Drumheller; his eight nieces and nephews and their families; plus his extended family at the Youngstown home where he had resided for the past 24 years. While living there, Doug had a very special caseworker, Debbie Laughlin, who fulfilled his love of rodeo and hockey by taking him to rodeos in Las Vegas, Edmonton and others. Doug was predeceased by his mother Rose (1998), brother Jim (1999), and brother-in-law Ed Janzen (1981). At Dougšs request a family graveside service will be held at a later date in Calgary at Mountain View Cemetery.
Fletcher -- Esther Frances (Humphrey) 1915 - 2005
Esther Fletcher, age 89, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital Extended Care Unit, Comox, B.C. on February 4, 2005. She was predeceased by her husband Alex in 1975 and two brothers, Arthur and Thomas. Esther is survived by one son, Bill, Campbell River, B.C., and three grandchildren. Dean resides in Whistler, B.C., Jason in Vancouver, and Milo in Duncan on Vancouver Island. Her great grandchild, Markus, is with his parents in Vancouver. Other surviving family members are brothers George, Leroy, Stan and Harry; and sisters Edna, Leora and Lillian. Esther was born on the Humphrey farm June 22, 1915. She attended high school in Drumheller and lived near and in Delia for many years. In 1952 Esther moved to Wynndel, B.C. Esther worked full time until age 78. She was a very capable manager employed variously by the Co-op store in Wynndel and Creston, Kozy Heating and Joy's Plumbing and Heating. She moved to Campbell River to be with her son Bill and Sheryl Fletcher in 2000. There will be a celebration of Esther's life in Delia on April 30, 2005 at 1 p.m. A brief service will occur at the cemetery followed by lunch at the town hall.