DAMMANN -- Margaret Anne
We regret to announce the passing of Margaret Anne Dammann on August 2, 2006, in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 83 years. Anne is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Orville (Slim); one daughter, Bev Dammann of Vernon; two sons, Dwight (Donna) of Campbell River, BC, and Les (Terri) of Valemount, BC; four grandchildren, Derek (Jessica), Dara, Mark (Lisa) and Jim; two great-grandchildren, Alexander and Kendra; four sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Anne’s first love was her family. Her grandchildren were everything. She always thought of every one else first. She was a kind soul. Anne will be greatly missed by all. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, August 8th, 2006, at 2:00 PM from the Chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Anne’s name may be made to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, 2101 – 32nd Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5L2. Arrangements have been entrusted to PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, BC V1T 4M4. Condolences can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
HAMPTON -- Dawn G. 1925 - 2006
On August 4, 2006 Dawn passed away at the Continuing Care Center in Drumheller Alberta with his family at his side.Dawn was 81 years old, born at “dawn” on July 17, 1925 in Rowley, AB. He was born and raised on the family farm three miles west of Rowley. In 1951, he married his wife Marie (Griffith) and they proudly raised their two sons on this same farm. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Marie, his children Stan (Wanda) and Neil; grandchildren Karen (Chad) Block, Tara (Rob) Vanden Pol and great granddaughters Morgan and Macy Block. He also leaves behind his siblings Vee McKee (Jack Primrose), Skip (Muriel) Hampton, Judy (Jim) Milne; brother-in-law John (Laura) Griffith, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Dawn was predeceased by his parents Lilah and Prather, as well as his brother LeVern. Dawn was an active member of the community. He was a member of the Drumheller Hospital Board and Rowley Hall Board, director of the Big Valley Feed Association, Church Elder and 4-H Leader. He also enjoyed playing pool, curling, square dancing, playing cards and was often seen at various “Drop In” Centers in the area. Not to be forgotten are the fond memories and stories he had of the “Rumsey Coffee Gang”. The family expresses gratitude and thanks to Dr. Miller, the nurses and caregivers of Continuing Care. Also, thanks to all the friends and family that visited Dawn. Your kindness and compassion will not be forgotten. Services were held on Tuesday, August 8 at the Rowley Community Hall. Internment followed at the Rowley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Drumheller Continuing Care (Recreational Department). Arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Home, Drumheller 403-823-2666.
Garson -- George William 1924 - 2005
George William Garson passed away peacefully on February 26, 2005 at Drumheller Continuing Care after being in poor health for several months. George was born September 14, 1924 at Conlin House - east of Rollie Leafs place on Ghost Pine Road. George took his schooling at Orkney and later a course at S.A.I.T. in Automotive Electricity. He was good at all electrical work and repairing
things. He could take a clock apart and put it back together and make it run. George was a farmer and often helped his mother in house and in the garden. George is survived by three brothers, Victor (Elsie) of Orkney, James of Drumheller, and Allen of Ponoka; sister Alice Moar of Orkney; brother-in-law Frank Huxley of Three Hills; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by parents James and Violet Garson, two sisters, a brother, and sister-in-law Marjorie Garson. A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 3, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home in Drumheller. Memorial donations may be made to Orkney Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice.
Stevenson -- Alba Rose (nee Onofri) 1912 - 2005
Alba Rose Stevenson (nee Onofri) was born in Antrodocco, Italy, April 1912 and emigrated to Canada with her parents Olimpia and Sabatino Onofri where they became a part of the pioneer Italian community in Drumheller. Alba's parents, a sister and brother were laid to rest at the Drumheller Cemetery. Alba Rose received her nurses training in Drumheller where she met her husband Bob Stevenson and they moved to North Vancouver where Alba worked for many years as a nurse at a Vancouver hospital. Alba passed away at home in North Vancouver, February 22, 2005. She is survived by her daughter Deborah and two grandchildren Christa and Danny of North Vancouver, also a loving niece Jillian of Caroline AB. Alba will also be lovingly remembered by her younger sisters, Dana, Caroline AB; Rita, Calgary AB; Serena, Denver CO; Aurora, Calgary AB; and eight nephews, John, James, Jerry, Jeffery, Jay, Kimber, Kerry, Uri, a niece Subrena and many good friends. Alba lived her life to reflect these words and all that knew Alba smiled with her. We all Love and Miss you Mom. "Life is like a mirror, reflecting what you do, and if you face it smiling, it will smile right back at you."
Peers -- Gordon Keith 1939 - 2005
Keith, a resident of Drumheller for over 45 years, passed away suddenly in Calgary on February 15, 2005. Keith was born in Empress, Alberta on December 5, 1939 to Fred and Irene Peers of Acadia Valley. After graduating from high school in Acadia Valley, Keith moved to Drumheller to join the firm of Kergen and Aagard as an articling student. He later started his own accounting practice, followed by a move to a position with the City of Drumheller where he worked until his retirement in 1998. Keith took great pride in his family and friends. He cherished camping trips with family, fishing, golfing, curling, square dancing, and daily coffee with the guys. His greatest enjoyment came from the countless hours he spent with his grandchildren. Whenever the grandkids were around, Grandpa could be found right down on the floor playing alongside. Left to cherish Keith¹s memory are his loving wife of 39 years, Helen; sons Warren (Melissa) and Brian (Sandra); and four precious grandchildren, Garrett, Daelyn, Sydney and Carter; sister Joy Ferguson; and two brothers, Larry and Glen; along with their families and many great friends. A memorial service was held on Friday, February 18, 2005 at the Knox United Church at 2 p.m. with Reverend Jan Stevenson officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Drumheller Area Health Foundation, Palliative Care (351 - 9 Street N.W., Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y1), the Knox United Church Memorial Fund, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER¹S FUNERAL HOME, 823-2666.
Gross -- Shannon
Shannon Gross, beloved wife of Jerome Gross passed away on August 26, 2004. Shannon was born and raised in Drumheller and she and Jerome were married in March 1982. Shannon spent many hours gardening, enjoying her pets, and drawing. She is survived by her husband Jerome, her mother Dorothy Farmer, her brother Glen Farmer, and Jerome¹s family who live throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2004 from Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor James Clark officiating. Interment will follow in The Drumheller Cemetery. Donations in memory of Shannon may be made to the Alberta S.P.C.A. 10806 124 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5M 0H3. Courtney-Winter¹s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. 403-823-2666.
Harrison -- William (Bill)
William (Bill) Harrison passed away at his home in Calgary on July 2, 2004 at the age of 82 years after a battle of Heart and Lung Disease. Bill was born and raised in Drumheller. He moved to Sparwood for a number of years and then back to Calgary. He was predeceased by his mother and father; brothers Albert and Tom; sisters Dorcas and Sheila. He is survived by his wife Marion; step-daughters Elita and Rayma; step-son Dennis; grandchildren and great grandchildren; his sister Ruth (Jack) Molyneux of Nacmine; many nieces and nephews. Bill wished to be cremated. It was Bill's wishes to have no service. He will be greatly missed by his family.
Langford -- Telma Kathleen
Mrs. Telma Kathleen Langford of Drumheller passed away July 10, 2004 at the age of 87 years. She leaves to mourn her passing; one daughter, Gaye (Brian) Boe of Drumheller; three sons, Fred of Drumheller, Ross (Edie) of Drumheller, and Larry Folden of Calgary; six granchildren, Mitchell and Kalen Boe of Drumheller, Jordy and Roland Langford of Calgary, Paula Folden of High River and Grant Folden of Calgary; and one bother-in-law Leonard (Pat) Langford of Drumheller. Telma was predeceased by her husband Roland in 1997. Telma was born in Calgary, December 28, 1916. She lived, and raised her family in Drumheller. She will be sadly missed by her loving family. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 2:00pm at the Knox United Church, Drumheller with the Reverend Jan Stevenson officiating. Donations in Telma's memory may be made to a charity of ones choice. Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL. 403-823-2666.
Tupper -- Jane Elizabeth
Jane Elizabeth Tupper passed away July 13, 2004. Funeral arrangements to be announced later. Please call Courtney-Winter's funeral chapel for date and time. 403-823-2666.
Rawlusyk -- Freda Nancy (April 2, 1919 - August 21, 2004)
Mrs. Freda Nancy Rawlusyk of Red Deer, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Saturday, August 21, 2004 at the age of 85 years. Freda was born on April 2, 1919 and grew up on a farm near Hanna, Alberta. While still a teenager, she moved to Drumheller to work, where she met Nick. They were married in 1938 and worked side by side at the Vogue Studio until they retired. In 1987, they moved to Red Deer. While Nick was ill with Alzheimers Disease, Freda went daily to the Auxiliary Hospital to care for him until his passing in 1990. Freda enjoyed her West Park house and yard and especially enjoyed caring for her flowers and watching the variety of birds that nested in her yard. Freda had a knack for making friends and she knew her neighbors well. She enjoyed the many relatives and close friends who came to visit her, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Freda's interests included current events, knitting, baking, gardening and reading. Freda will be deeply missed but lovingly remembered and cherished in the hearts of her family and dear friends. Freda leaves to mourn her loss, her loving children, Bill (Joan) of Calgary, Bob (Fran) of Stettler and Jerry (Pat) of Red Deer, her grandchildren, Kathy (Doug) McDonnell and Bill (Lisa) Rawlusyk, both of Calgary, Dennis Rawlusyk of Melbourne, Australia, Jamie (Dana) Rawlusyk of Innisfail and Cori Rawlusyk of Red Deer and her nine great grandchildren who made her very proud. She will also be sadly missed by her brother, Bill Temple of Armstrong, British Columbia. Freda was predeceased by her beloved husband, Nick, a daughter, Betty, a sister, Mary and brothers, Jack Temple and Dave Temple. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5508 48A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. with The Reverend Father Oscar Monroy celebrant. Cremation entrusted to the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Freda's honour may be made directly to the Parkinson¹s Society, 102, 5636 Burbank Crescent SE, Westech Building, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 1Z6. Freda's family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the nurses in the Intensive Care Unit at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre for their exceptional kindness to
Freda and to her family. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.eventidefuneralchapels.com. Service and Cremation Providers -- EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222. "DOWNTOWN RED DEER" Visit us on-line at www.eventidefuneralchapels.com
Thompson -- (Smiley) Janet Evelyn June 15, 1919 - January 12, 2004
Janet Evelyn Thompson (nee Smiley) passed away peacefully on Monday, January 12, 2004 in Port Alberni, BC, at the age of 84. Born June 15, 1919 in Calgary, AB she had lived in Port Alberni since 1985. Predeceased by her husband, Alfred, she is survived by her daughter Sandy (John) Price of Calgary, and her sons Tom (Raylene) Thompson and Rick (Val) Thompson both of Port Alberni, BC. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Bob Price, Debra (Shane) Simmons, Tamera (George) Cocco, Travis (Lisa) Thompson, Craig (Kim) Thompson, Kevin Thompson and Katrina Thompson and four great grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Janet's life at a graveside service at Burnsland Cemetery in Calgary at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2004.
BILSON -- Vincent George 1917 - 2006
Vincent George Bilson was born in Edmonton, AB September 16, 1917; passed away in Drumheller, AB January 1, 2006 at the age of 88 years. Vincent is survived by sons Terry (Wendy), Doug (Monika) and daughter Donna (Kari) Toivanen; grandchildren, Michele (Mark), Brad (Athena), Paul (Victoria), Todd (Candice), Curt (Carol), Christine, Mandi (Jesse), Sarah and Stephanie; and great-grandchildren, Maya, Vincent, Noah, Kiana, Breanna, Sierra, Juliette and Hannah; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Vincent was predeceased by his wife Hazel Mary in 1994. A service of remembrance will be held at St. Magloire¹s Anglican Church on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 11 A.M.. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Drumheller Health Centre, 351 - 9th St. N.W., Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1, or Alberta Heart and Stoke Foundation.
JOHANNESEN -- Ronald Wesley
Ronald Wesley Johannesen passed away on December 26, 2005 at the age of 37. Ron will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Sunday, and his three precious children, sons Wesley and Jeremy, and his daughter Kasmira (Chistian). Ron will also be missed by his father, Bob (Ethel); mother, Alice (Bob); step-mother Joan (Charlie); brothers, Randy, Jason, Ryan, Sheldon and Robbie; sister Tracey; brothers-in-law, Mike and Mark; sisters-in-law, Heather, January and Luana; nephews, Josh, Skyler, Cody, Brent, Adam, Kyle, Herbert, Logan, Levi; nieces, Cheyanne, Brittany, Corey; as well as many other family members and friends. The family would like to thank everyone for their compassion and support during this difficult time, with special thanks to the Old Grouch and staff for the memorial service held Friday, December 30, 2005. In a while, crocodile.
CHURCH -- Allan Henry (Harry) 1926 - 2006
Allan Henry (Harry) Church of Drumheller, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta on Tuesday, November 14, 2006. Harry is survived by his daughter Susan of Calgary and sons Michael (Ursula) of Stettler, Timothy (Kelly) of Red Deer, Christopher of Los Angeles, Roger (Gayle) of Drumheller, and Patrick (Elvis Hudson) of Calgary; eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by Virginia, his loving wife of 55 years, parents Alice (nee Rowlinson) and Allan Church, sister Elizabeth, brother Bill, infant son Barry, and granddaughter Allyn. Harry was born on May 15, 1926, in Calgary. He rode his horse Dolly to Beveridge Lake School until grade 9 and then went to high school in Hesketh. He loved sports and played softball with the Hesketh team in their very successful run from 1946 to 1952. Harry took up farming with his father on the Pope Lease, a vocation he enjoyed for the rest of his life. He was passionate about agricultural innovation and committed to conservation. He loved learning and enjoyed being a lineman for the Carbon North Mutual Telephone Co., working with cattle producers and veterinarians in the Bangs Vaccination Program, and welding and fabricating metal projects for neighbours. With the advent of rural electrification he wired numerous buildings on the Lease. He met the love of his life, Virginia, in the spring of 1948, and they were married in 1950. He built their home on the farm and filled it with love and joy as they raised their large family. They shared many interests such as literature, hunting, fishing, and travel. Harry was committed to serving the community and provided leadership in 4-H at the Club and District Council levels and as an organizer of the calf sale for many years, in the Drumheller Stampede and Ag Society at the executive level, and as a member of the county Ag Service Board. He served in many roles at Christ Church Carbon, from Sunday School Superintendent to Vicar’s Warden. For many years he collected climate data for Environment Canada. Dad’s optimism, wisdom, and generosity were a source of strength to his family. He will be missed.Those wishing to pay their respects did so at St. Magloire’s Anglican Church, 176 – 2nd St. W., Drumheller, Alberta on Sunday, November 19, 2006 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service was held at St. Magloire’s Anglican Church, 176 – 2 St. W., Drumheller, Alberta on Monday, November 20, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Mac Jones officiating. Graveside Service will take place at Mountain View Memorial Gardens (17 Ave. and Garden Road S.E. Calgary) on Monday at 4:00 p.m. If so desired memorial tributes may be made directly to Drumheller Area Health Foundation c/o 351 – 9th St. N.W., Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y1. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.mem.com. FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL, FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, Telephone -- 297-0888, Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial . www.fostersgardenchapel.com
ASK -- Orval James 1920-2006
Of Drumheller passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side, in the Drumheller Hospital, November 24, 2006, at the age of 86. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Mary Ask, 3 children, Valerie (Lorne) Davis, Allan, and Deborah (Lorne) McLean, 4 sisters Ruth, Angeline, Alice and Ella (Gordon) and 1 brother Lorne (Anne), 4 Granddaughters Crystal, Miranda, Emily and Victoria-2 Great- grandchildren Nolan Florence and Haylee Florence who was born on November 25, 2006, plus numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Orval was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on June 7, 1920.
Orval was predeceased by his Father (Dofel) and Mother (Julia), his sister Viola and brothers, Vernon, Willis, Allan, Mervin and Lowell. Orval was in the Canadian Army Corps Signals serving in WW II from 1942 – 1946. Orval married in 1948. Orval worked for Canadian Utilities (Alberta Power) as a lineman in Lloydminster, Empress and Drumheller from 1948 until he retired in 1982. Orval enjoyed woodworking in his retirement, making oak furniture for home, family, and friends, including numerous pieces for the Grace Lutheran Church. He was very proud of his family generously helping in any way he could. Orval also supported foster children all over the world for 35 years. Funeral services to be held at the Grace Lutheran Church on Friday, December 1st at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Center or the charity of your choice. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.