Bonneau -- Dolores Ann 1958 - 2004
Dolores passed away September 18, 2004 in Calgary, Alberta. She was born July 18, 1958 in Didsbury, Alberta. She leaves to mourn her sister Linda (Vic), daughter Chantell (Derek) and granddaughter Hayley, Aunt Loretta, cousins Brenda, Penny and families. She will be lovingly remembered by family and friends. Memorial service to be held at Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel, Drumheller, Alberta at 11:00 a.m. October 15, 2004. Luncheon to follow at the Salvation Army Meeting Hall. 242 1st Street West, Drumheller. All welcome.
Jensen -- Ove Albert 1917 - 2004
Ove Albert Jensen of Drumheller passed away peacefully on October 7, 2004 at the Drumheller Hospital with his family at his side. He was born in Kimballton, Iowa in 1917, and came with his family by rail to Wayne, Alberta in 1927. Ove lived and farmed in the Dalum area until 2000 when he and Edie retired to Drumheller. Among other loved family members, Ove was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Anna Jensen, his daughter Lynne Ellen Wright, his brother Arild Jensen, and sisters-in-Iaw Glenys Jensen and Marie Jensen. He is missed and loved by his wife of 60 years, Edie; his siblings Herluf Jensen and Gerda (Folmer) Rasmussen; his children Joan Reiffenstein (Laurie), Susan Brown (Carson), and Albert Jensen (Cindy); his granddaughters Julie (Jim), Katherine, Lisa (Damian), and Micalah; his grandsons Warren, Colin, Logan and Spencer; his great-grandson Owen and his nieces and nephews. A funeral service celebrating Ove's life will be held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Dalum on Wednesday, October 13, at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Drumheller Hospital Continuing Care or charity of choice.
Kostiuk -- Michael October 11, 1924 - October 4, 2004
Suddenly on October 4, 2004, Mike Kostiuk of Grandview, Manitoba, passed away at his home at the age of 79 years. Mike was born on October 11, 1924 in Rossburn, Manitoba. As a young child, he moved with his parents to the Riding Park Community south of Grandview, Manitoba. He attended school at the Sugar Loaf Country School. Mike left school at an early age to work on the family farm. In his early 20's he tried the mining occupation in Red Rock, Ontario but within 2 years returned to farming. He farmed together with his father and brothers John and Walter for over a span of 50 years.
Even though he had retired to Grandview in 1996, he still was helping his brothers with the farming. Mike will also be remembered for his love of carpentry and woodworking; the scent of the woods and the intricate wood grain patterns gave him great pleasure. Mike demonstrated his skills in the construction of many benches, chairs and birdhouses including many carpentry projects for his family and friends. He also enjoyed refinishing antique furniture. In 1967, Mike took over from his father, the position of Church Elder/Server at the Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Riding Park and held the position until his death. He also served as Secretary - Treasurer for the church since 1965, often holding the Church Annual Meeting in his home. He was determined to keep the church operating and functional.
Mike loved to camp in the Duck Mountains and especially enjoyed quading with his brother John and many of his friends. He also enjoyed hunting for deer, elk and moose. Mike married Nellie Chychowski on November 5, 1950 at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Riding Park. Mike and Nellie raised their two wonderful daughters on their farm south of Grandview, Manitoba. Mike was predeceased by his wife Nellie and his parents Fred and Lillian Kostiuk.
Left to mourn and cherish fond memories of Mike are his two daughters, Shirley and her husband Ken Briault of Drumheller, Alberta, and Marlene and her husband Cliff Sul of Winnipeg, Manitoba, his two brothers, WaIter and John of Grandview and his sister Olga and her husband Bill Runnalls of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Mike is also survived by his three sisters-in-law -- Ann Kachan, Lillian Kozakowski, Olga Chychowski, all of Grandview, Manitoba, two brothers-in-law -- Matt Chychowski and his wife Shirley of Brandon, Manitoba and Mike Pullock of Churchbridge, Saskatchewan. There are many nieces, nephews, extended families, and many friends.
Prayers were offered on Friday, October 8, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. from the Grandview St. Elias Ukrainian Catholic Church. Divine Liturgy and funeral service was held from the Church on Saturday, October 9, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. Father Oleg Bodnarski officiated and the interment followed in the Riding Park Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery. His two daughters offered a tribute to their father. Active pallbearers were Mike Kaminsky, Daniel Kaminsky, Eugene Kachan, Orest Kachan, David Kozakowski, Dwayne Pullock. All Mike's family and friends were to consider themselves as honorary pallbearers. Donations in memory of Mike may be made to Riding Park Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery Fund. Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Service of Dauphin had care of the arrangements.
Radke -- Ryan Walter January 11, 1953 - October 3, 2004
Ryan Walter Radke passed away on October 3, 2004 at his beloved farm in Hand Hills, Alberta. Born in Hanna on January 11, 1953, Ryan spent his entire life in the Hand Hills. He took over his fatherıs (Walter Radke) farm after marrying Geraldine Harvey (his highschool sweetheart) in 1972. Ryan also worked as the security supervisor for Sheerness, where his mischievious smile will be missed by all. Ryan will be forvever remembered as a hardworking husband, a brilliant father, a generous brother and a loving son. His dry humour and subtle smirk were hard to escape and will be lovingly remembered by all he touched. Ryan will be missed by his wife Gerry, his 3 daughters Danielle (Darin), Andrea and Chelsea, as well as his son Matthew and daughter-in-law Stacey. The loss of Ryan will also be felt by his mother Bertha Radke, brother Reg, mother-in-law Elsie Harvey, sister-in-law Shirley (Garry) Keibel, brother-in-law Allan (Anne) Harvey, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family. A celebration of Ryanıs life was held at the Hand Hills Lake Clubhouse on Friday, October 8, 2004. Donations can be made in Ryan's memory to STARS and the Emergency Department of the Drumheller Regional Health Complex. A star has been named after Ryan -- "You were always our guiding light, now you will shine forever."
Maclean -- James (Jim) Roderick 1925 - 2004
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Jim MacLean, beloved husband of Reta MacLean of Rimbey on March 15, 2004. Jim was born on November 25, 1925 in the Craigmyle, Alberta area. One of nine children, He was truly a Ohomesteadı boy growing up on their family sheep farm. Jim worked on various farms and ranches in Southern Alberta as a hired hand before joining the Oil & Gas Industry on numerous seismic crews in various bush camp locations. He met the girl of his dreams in Stettler, Alberta after joining BA Oil in 1951. He and Reta (nee Milner) were wed on April 20, 1954 in Stettler, where they resided for the first few years. They then lived in various parts of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan before settling down in Pincher Creek, Alberta in 1958 where Jim worked at the BA Gas Plant. Along their travels Jim and Reta were blessed with their four children. In 1965 Jim transferred to the Rimbey Gas Plant and he and Reta built the first home of their own. Dad loved his work and the guys at the Rimbey plant, he retired in December 1984. Dad was a soft spoken and gentle man that loved first his family, attending the Hand Hills Stampede every year to see old childhood friends and relatives in the area. Each year we kids always anticipated summer and our numerous camping adventures at Little Fish Lake. Recently, he and Reta enjoyed their regular camping trips to Fairmont in the spring and fall each year. Dad always wanted to be a farmer he loved the land and being outdoors. He and Reta spent much time at his Oother home at the DeMott farm in the Delia area. He worked there as a young man and as a senior he loved to lend a hand to his God daughter Dianne and her husband Harold Meyer. Around town everyone knew Jim to always have a moment to say hello and to offer any help to anyone that needed him. Those in the neighborhood knew they could always count on Jim for anything. Dad loved to keep busy with a building project for one of the kids, taking care of the yard and most know not many snowflakes had a chance to sit for long on his driveway. Dad loved cards and they often got together with friends to spend an evening doing so. He always loved a good game of crib as much as a good western on television. He loved his feathered friends and years ago raised homing pigeons that could be clocked on return flights to Rimbey from as far away as BC and the Yukon. Dad kept in great shape walking and picking bottles along the roads leading to town he figured it kept the land a bit cleaner, he could exercise and make a few coins to bet with the Coffee Guys at the hotel. His greatest joy was having his family together at home. He was very excited as we were making plans to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this April. He will be dearly remembered by Reta, his wife of 49 years, his son Bill MacLean and his wife Carla, grandchildren Gillian and Will of Edmonton, daughter Joanne and her husband Keith Braaten of Calgary, daughter Colleen MacLean of Red Deer, son Wayne MacLean and his partner Brent Rock of Calgary as well as numerous furry four legged Ograndchildrenı that always got a hug and scratch from their grandpa. Jim is also survived by his sisters Eunice Wyman, Trudy McAdam, Jean Biengessner and brother John MacLean and sister-in-law Claire, brother-in-law Ted Houghton, father-in-law Bill Milner along with many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Dora (nee Beck) and John MacLean, sisters Annie Proudfoot, Clara Houghton, Evelyn Proudfoot and Catherine Bolduc. Reta and her family would like to express their sincere appreciation to everyone for helping us through this tragedy. We take comfort in knowing how loved Jim was and that is the true measure of a man. We hope everyone is blessed to have such a wonderful person touch their lives with such gentle care. A memorial lunch to celebrate Jim was held on Saturday, March 20, 2004 at the Rimbey United Church basement. A private graveside service will be held this spring at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. If desired, in memory of Jim please make any donations to the S.P.C.A. or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. In memory of the late Mr. James MacLean a donation will be made to the Rimbey Hospital Bed Project. A lasting memorial presented by Wilson's Funeral Chapel. Wilson's Funeral Chapel serving Central Alberta with locations in Rimbey and Lacombe in charge of the arrangements. Phone -- (403) 843-3388 or (403) 782-3366 " A CARING FAMILY, CARING FOR FAMILIES ."
Williamson -- Keith Frederick
On May 23, 2004 Keith Frederick Williamson, passed away peacefully at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 73. Keith was born in Brockville, Ontario. He worked briefly for the Toronto Board of Education before moving to Alberta. In 1960 he began his 27 year career as a lineman for AGT. He was a Lineschool Instructor for 10 of those 27 years. After retiring in 1987, Keith resided in West Edmonton and St. Albert. Keith, a kind man with a wonderful sense of humour, who had friends and acquaintances across the country will be deeply missed. In keeping with Keithıs wishes, there will be no service. For friends who so wish, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Alexandra Foundation Palliative Care, 10240 Kingsway N.W., Edmonton, Alberta T5H 3V9. Arrangements -- Howard & McBride Westlawn Chapel, 484-5500
Staples -- James Douglas February 12, 1940 - March 14, 2004
James Douglas, B. Ed, M.A. - teacher, mentor, artist, designer, woodworker, athlete, coach, community thinker, husband, father, friend. Born in Drumheller, Alberta, on February 12, 1940. Passed away on March 14, 2004 at home in Victoria, B.C. after a courageous fight with cancer. Predeceased by his parents, Lloyd and Ruth; brother, Alexander Baird; and father-in-law, Clarence W. Johnson. He leaves to mourn him, his wife, Anita (nee Johnson); son, Matthew (Christina Nielsen); daughter, Jennifer; siblings, David (Carol Ann), Brian (Marjorie), Margaret Falkenberg (Eugene); mother-in-law, Evelyn Dorothy Johnson; sisters and brothers-in-law and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jim loved life and lived a vital and creative one. Among his greatest joys were spending time with his children and watching them grow into successful adults, walking and talking with Anita, playing tennis with family and friends, designing and building many and varied woodworking projects, viewing the art of others and creating his own paintings, prints, sculptures, pottery, listening to music, reading, enjoying nature. He was deeply committed and concerned for his fellow man, kept well informed on the issues of the day, saw it as his responsibility to stand up and be counted and inspired others to do the same. He excelled as an educator over his 35 year career as a teacher in Calgary and an Alberta Education Consultant in Red Deer and region. He formed lasting friendships with his colleagues in both places and his life touched and enriched many young people who were students in his classrooms in Calgary and members of the hockey and ball teams he coached in Red Deer. Having an abundant, creative talent, Jim leaves behind a wonderful legacy of artworks, woodwork and design. His family and friends were struck by his determination and fortitude in the face of the many physical traumas he experienced over the last three years. Right to the end, Jim maintained a sparkle in his eye and that spark of wit and fine character we all admired. He will not be forgotten. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the many health care professionals who so expertly administered to Jim over the last three years and to the many support staff, who in the course of their work, so ably and sensitively touched him. A celebration of Jimıs life, as requested by him will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2004 in the Activity Room, 121 Aldersmith Place, Victoria. If desired, donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Agency, 2410 Lee Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8R 6V5, or the Victoria Hospice Society, 1952 Bay Street, Richmond Pavilion, Victoria, B.C. V8R 1J8. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com. McCall Bros. of Victoria, B.C.
Anhorn -- Richard 1940 - 2004
Richard Anhorn passed away on March 13, 2004. He will be survived by his sons Dean Anhorn and Glen (Tracy) Anhorn; four grandchildren; sisters Marjorie, Laura and Violet; and brothers Harold, Vern, Harvey and Gary. Richard was predeceased by his father Jacob Anhorn, and his mother Rose Anhorn. Richard was born in Hilda on April 12, 1940. He married Mary Suderman in 1965 nd had two sons, Dean and Glen. He lived in Winnipeg for a short time, working as a welder. The family moved to Oyen in 1973 where Richard worked many trades; welding, trucking, farming, construction and autowrecking. In the 1990ıs up until the present, Richard lived in Drumheller where he worked as a machinist and welder. He enjoyed camping, fishing and tinkering with cars. He loved cooking, dancing and socializing, and was always ready for a good joke. Above all, Richard loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 19, 2004 at 1 p.m. from Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, and Canadian Diabetes Association. Courtney-Winter's in care of arrangements.
Brown -- Muriel Helen (nee Graves) 1909 - 2004
Muriel Helen (nee Graves) passed away peacefully at the Lodge at Broadmead on March 10, 2004 at the age of 94. Muriel was born in Calgary, Alberta on September 24, 1909 by English parents, William and Helen Graves. She achieved a Gold Medal in Nursing (1928 - 1931), then worked as a head nurse in Drumheller from 1931 - 1941. Here she met and married Duncan Alexander Brown. She is predeceased by her husband (Dunnie), survived by her sons Sandy and Duncan, daughters Catherine and Elizabeth, 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Raising their children in Drumheller for 40 years, Dunnie and Muriel moved to Victoria 30 years ago achieving their dream of living by the seaside. Muriel was an extremely loving, giving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and a friend to oh so many. Her home was a gathering place. She made life fun with wit, joy and humour. Her creative abilities in playing piano, writing music, needle work, drawing and painting brought joy to the beholder. A special celebration of Murielıs life will take place on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 2 p.m. at First Memorial Funeral Chapel located at 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria. In lieu of flowers, a donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated (Parkinsonıs Society)
Foesier -- Helene 1915 - 2004
Mary 'Helene' Foesier of Calgary passed away at the Forest Grove Care Centre on Monday, March 8, 2004 at the age of 89 years. Helene was born on January 7, 1915 in Munson, AB. She married Nels Foesier on January 7, 1933. In 1959 she moved to Calgary where she continued her education and became a Nurses' Aide. Helene was also involved with the militia and St. Johnıs Ambulance. Helene is survived by her five sons and two daughters, Jacques Foesier of Toronto, ON, Theresa and Matt Werner of Kamloops, B.C., Marie Turnbull of Salmon Arm, B.C., Aloysius and Leslye Foesier of Calgary, Gerald and Lorraine Foesier of Rowley, AB, Bernard Foesier of Calgary, AB, and Patrick and Trish Foesier of Stettler, AB; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Bob Beaudet of B.C. She was predeceased by her husband Nels, a son Nellis, daughter-in-law Jeanne Foesier, and son-in-law John Turnbull. Relatives and friends were invited to prayers and tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North), on Friday, March 12, 2004 at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Josephıs Catholic Church (640 - 19th Avenue N.W.) on Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Krystian Golisz SDS, Presider. Graveside service to follow in St. Joseph's Section at Queenıs Park Cemetery. To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Helene Foesier, 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.
Black -- Laurene Christina 1924 - 2004
Laurene Christina Black was born in Eureka, South Dakota, USA, on August 18, 1924. She was the eighteenth of nineteen children born to Christian and Christina Bertsch. Her family moved to the Carbon area in 1929 where they farmed. Laurene attended the Humbolt School and Zion Baptist Church. She accepted Christ at an early age and was later baptized on her brother-in-law Art Forsch's property.
In 1947 she moved with her mother and 3 siblings to Drumheller where soon after they began attending First Regular (now Fellowship) Baptist Church.
In 1951 she married Roy Blehm and they had four sons together, but Roy died in 1962. In 1964 Laurene married Lawrence Black and gained a daughter, Faith.
Laurene is survived by her husband Lawrence, one daughter and son-in-law Faith and Harry Wilnechenko of Red Deer, and four sons and daughters-in-law -- Lyle and Gwen of Edmonton, Dwain and Diane of Winfield, BC, Rod and Donna of Three Hills, and Neal and June of Campbell River. She has 16 grandchildren -- Yvonne (Syd), Lynne, Heather, Shawna, Darryl (Carolyn), Vicki, Kevin (Myriam), Michelle (Ryan), Christina, Shane, Stephen, Cameron, Emma, Graham, Stephanie and Mindy; and four great-grandchildren -- Amber, Ashley, Isaac and Caileb. She is also survived by her sisters Esther Bertsch, Tillie Siebel and Irene Bertsch.
On October 20, 2004 Laurene Black passed away and went home to be with her Lord. Her family happily rises up to call her Blessed. The family especially wishes to express its appreciation and thanks to Dr. J.F. Neffgin, Dr. Mark Lyle and the staff of the Drumheller Hospital for their kind help and service. Donations in her memory can be made to the Heart to Heart Society, care of the Drumheller Hospital. A memorial service was held at Fellowship Baptist Church on Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 11 a.m.