See -- Gale
Gale See, aged 65 years, passed away on January 11, 2005 in Lethbridge, AB. He is survived by his loving wife Sylvia of Claresholm; three sons and their spouses, Peter and Eve of Barrhead, AB, Shaun and Treanne of Okotoks, AB, and Michael and Lisa of Calgary, AB. He is also survived by six grandchildren Eli, Taren, Melinda, Harly, Stephanie and Joel; sister Shannon Brennand of Drumheller, AB and her two sons David and Joshua; sister-in-law Vera See and family of Red Deer, AB; sister-in-law Nancy See and family of Calgary, AB; nephew Antoni See in England; as well as numerous cousins and their families. He was predeceased by his mother and father George and Countiss See in 1982; three brothers Mervin in 1984, Earl in 1967 and Harold in 1999; grandson Tyrell See in 1991; and brother-in-law Bob Brennand in 1997. As a C4 Quadriplegic with its many complications, Gale has fought a tremendous battle for the past 22 years. With the help of his outstanding caregivers, Gale was able to enjoy life right up until the last. Friends and family will miss Galeıs heart, head and humor. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Canadian Paraplegic Association, #305, 11010 - 101 Street, Hys Centre, Edmonton, AB T3H 4B9 or S.T.A.R.S., 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7. Memorial service will be held at the Claresholm United Church on Friday, January 28, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Paul Rumbolt officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Leyden's Funeral Home, Claresholm. Tel. 625-3212 www.leydens.com
The Train of Life
Some folks ride the train of life
looking out the rear,
Watching miles of life roll by,
and marking every year.
They sit in sad remembrance,
of wasted days gone by,
And curse their life for what it was,
and hang their head and cry.
But I donıt concern myself with that,
I took a different vent,
I look forward to what life holds,
and not what has been spent.
So strap me to the engine,
as securely as I can be,
I want to be out in front,
to see what I can see.
I want to feel the winds of change,
blowing in my face,
I want to see what life unfolds,
as I move from place to place.
I want to see whatıs coming up,
not looking at the past,
Lifeıs too short for yesterdays,
it moves along too fast.
So if the ride gets bumpy,
while you are looking back,
Go up front, and you may find,
your life has jumped the track.
It's all right to remember,
thatıs part of history,
But up frontıs where it's happening,
there's so much mystery.
The enjoyment of living,
is not where we have been,
Itıs looking ever forward,
to another year and ten.
Itıs searching all the byways,
never should you refrain,
For if you want to live your life,
you've gotta drive the train!
Beck -- Morris Gene September 1, 1930 - January 17, 2005
Morris Gene Beck, beloved husband of Ella Beck, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 17, 2005 at the age of 74 years. Besides his loving wife Ella, Morris is survived by his children Terry (Carol), Kathy (Len), Robin (Vicki), Barb (Glenn), Darrell, Lorna, and Dollene (Trevor). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Memory of Morris Beck to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation (1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6). Memorial Services were held Saturday, January 22, 2005 at the Handhills Community Hall.
Meyers -- Robert Brian 1949 - 2005
Robert Brian, born April 23, 1949 in Berwyn, Alberta, passed away quietly in Abbotsford, B.C. on January 12, 2005. Survived by his loving family -- wife Lorna; sons Paul and Pierce; mother Winifred; father Douglas; brothers David and Kenneth; sister Barbara Johnson; grandchildren Shae, Jacob, Lucy, Keinen and Zoe; extended family Marisa, Leslie and Travis. Brian left us on this day with both sad and happy tidings. As Brian has taken leave of this life he has left a score of family and friends that will forever miss and remember him. We who knew Brian have been privileged in having had an individual with his warmth and kindness touch our lives. Brian can truly be said to be someone who cared for the health and safety of those around him and made that his lifeıs work over these past many years. In life we all struggle from time to time Brian being no exception, but with the final tally, Brian has surely excelled in his contributions to those who have been blessed with knowing him. It truly cannot be said that Brian has left anyone behind, as he will always be with us in both spirit and in our hearts. His family invites his many friends and loved ones to attend a memorial service, which will be held at the Crowchild Inn on February 11, 2005 at 2 p.m. Brianıs family request that any remembrance of him, be made in the way of a donation to the Salvation Army (Agape Hospice). Additional information can be obtained by contacting Gene Sherba in the evenings at 932-2080.
Martin -- Mary Elizabeth 1954 - 2005
Born August 15, 1954, Mary Elizabeth Martin passed away January 26, 2005 in Drumheller after a lengthy illness. She is sadly missed and survived by her husband Joe Darling; daughter Sherry Lynn Thorne; and sons Rodney and Fred.
Ohlhauser -- Roman 1925 - 2005
Roman A. Ohlhauser passed away peacefully on February 12, 2005 at the Drumheller Health Centre at the young age of 79 years. Roman was born September 11, 1925 in the Carbon area, where he farmed and enjoyed his retirement years. He married Eileen Elliott on January 17, 1947. They raised three children, Donna, Ron and Tammy. Roman enjoyed many successes in his hockey playing and coaching of youth teams in the area. Always prepared to help and offer guidance to youth projects. Roman will most be remembered for his cheerful ways and sense of humour toward all. Roman is survived by his wife of 58 years, Eileen; his three children, Donna (Bob), Ron (Judy), Tammy (Ben); and eight grandchildren, Kelly, Brock, Julie, Crystal, Kalyn, Craig, Trevor and Jordan. Service of Remembrance for Roman will be held Friday, February 18, 2005 at 2 p.m. from the Carbon Community Hall with Harold Hunter officiating. A private family interment will follow the service at the Carbon Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. or the M.S. Society. Courtney-Winterıs Funeral Home are in care of the arrangements, 823-2666. The family would like to express sincere thanks to Dr. Miller and staff of the Drumheller Health Centre for their compassionate advice and treatment and care during Romanıs brief stay.
Fizer -- Norma Lee (nee Humes) 1933 - 2005
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, on February 4, 2005 at the age of 71. Norma, a cancer survivor of over 20 years, passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Norma is survived and will be sadly missed by her close friend Bernard (Bunk) Fizer; children Penny (Bert Dekeyser) of Drumheller, Kelly (Miller) of Red Deer, Kathy (Fred Bagley) of Red Deer, Roberta (Jeff Masciangelo) of Hanna; and six grandchildren, Tim, Jay, Chandra (Chad), Ashley, Mariesa, and Anthony; and her two great-grandchildren McKenna and Ethan, all of whom brought her much joy and happiness. Norma was predeceased by her son Greg, her former husband Pat Miller, and her parents, Dolly and Omar Humes. A celebration of her life was held at the Knox United Church at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 with lunch following at the Elks Banquet Hall.The family extends heartfelt thanks to Dr. Racz, Dr. Lyle, Avril, and the devoted caregivers of the Drumheller Regional Health Centre. Should friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Drumheller Community Cancer Centre. Arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home, (403) 823-2666.
Gorgichuk -- Nina Pearl 1940 - 2005
Nina Pearl Gorgichuk of Drumheller passed away Friday, January 14, 2005 peacefully in her sleep in Drumheller at the age of 64.Born in Three Hills on February 18, 1940 to Henry and Pearl Bondar, where they farmed in the area for many years. Nina worked for the Royal Bank for over 25 years in Calgary, Three Hills and Drumheller until retiring about ten years ago to a quiet life in Drumheller. Nina is survived by her mother, Pearl Bondar of Three Hills; sister Rose of Lloydminister; son Paul and grandson Bodie of Bowden. Nina will be truly missed by family and friends.
Houghton -- Gladys Lorene 1928 - 2005
Gladys Lorene Houghton of Three Hills, AB passed away suddenly on February 1, 2005. Born May 4, 1928 in Toronto, ON. Sadly missed by her loving husband of 50 years, Eric of Three Hills. Special mother and grandmother to son Bill, wife Glenda of Calgary and their sons, Steven Michael and Thomas; son Tom and wife Robbie Lynn of Calgary; son Larry and wife Gloria of Turner Valley and son Chris; daughter Gail and husband Ernie of Lacombe and children, Matt, Mallory, Sheldon and Lindsey; and daughter Linda and husband Kevin of Acme and children, Nicole, Krista and Devin. Fondly remembered and loved by her younger brother Bev of Toronto, brother Art and wife Norma of Islington and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, February 4, 2005 at the Mennonite Brethren Church in Linden, AB. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Prairie Winds Funeral Home, Trochu were in care of arrangements. Telephone -- 1-403-442-2200.