LeBLANC -- Doris Juanita (Patrick) 1926 - 2007
Doris was born August 26, 1926 in Bellair, MI. She was predeceased by her husband Homer LeBlanc and her parents, William Patrick and Lena B. (Reiley) Patrick. She is survived by one sister, Jennie Bannon, Petoskey, MI; two brothers Ray Patrick, Jackson, MI; Paddy Patrick, Sebring, FL. Eight children -- Susan (Everett) Page, Didsbury; Cindy Kirby, Alden, MI; Greg (Kim) LeBlanc, Drumheller; Candy (Wayne) Brumbaugh, Staunton, VA; Judy (Dean) Pisoni, Medicine Hat; Paul LeBlanc, Leonard LeBlanc and Archie LeBlanc, all of Drumheller. 18 grandchildren -- Diane (Bob) Hippard, St. Michael, MN, Gene (Dusty) Hopcraft, Pleasant View, TN; Jamie Page, Didsbury (Susan); Stacey (Steve) Urbani Bellaire, MI, Jill (Ian) McGlynn, Anchorage, AK; Kevin Kirby, Bellaire, MI (Cindy); James (Camille) LeBlanc, Angelina LeBlanc, Daniel LeBlanc, Amanda LeBlanc, Drumheller (Greg); Tanya (Tim) Wright, Staunton, VA (Candy); Terence Roberto, Vancouver, BC, Trevor (Natalie) Roberto, Medicine Hat, Quaid Pisoni, Ravyn Pisoni, Medicine Hat (Judy); Josh LeBlanc, Tara LeBlanc, Meranda (Doug Bixby) LeBlanc, Drumheller (Paul). 16 great grandchildren -- William, Reid and Rylan (Diane); Allen and Brittany (Gene); Wyatt and Dakota (Stacey); MacKenzie, Morgan, Myca, Markus and baby (Jill); Whitney (Kevin); Brady, Kassidy and baby (James); Eden (Trevor); Abigail (Meranda) and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mom was a very quiet, loving, caring but private person, who dearly loved her children and grandchildren. She was always knitting something for one of her children or grandchildren. Her favourite spot was her rocking chair in the kitchen. She loved her flowers, especially her rose bush, which grew profusely year after year. She enjoyed reading and watching her game shows on TV, her favorite being “The Price is Right”. She enjoyed baking just to have something on hand in case any one of us would show up, even though she could not eat it because of her diabetes.
She never asked for much, never complained and was always so giving.
Mom was born and raised in Michigan and immigrated to Canada with her first husband, Joe Cote (Susan’s father) in 1947, living in Wandering River, AB. She divorced in 1949 and remarried in 1950 to Harold Webber the father of Cindy, Greg, Candy and Judy .After divorcing Harold she moved to Drumheller with Homer LeBlanc in 1957 and had three more children; Paul, Leonard and Archie. They moved to Newcastle in 1959 where she resided until her death on April 6, 2007 following four heart attacks within two weeks at the hospital. She had prior heart and diabetes problems. She was very determined and fought a hard battle to stay with us. She will always be remembered and missed very much by all who knew her.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Drumheller Hospital Acute Care Unit for all of their care and attention. Her wish was to be cremated. There will be an informal gathering to celebrate her life at Courtney-Winters Funeral Chapel Monday, April 16, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mom’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Diabetes Association, or a charity of your choice.
GELLEIN -- Kora Rae 1979 - 2007
It is with great sorrow that the Gellein family announces the passing of Kora. On April 10, 2007, her battle with drug addiction ended. Kora struggled for years, and endured many hardships during her short time here on earth. Her artistic talents brought joy to those close to her. This poem written by Kora many years ago, reflects her inner conflict with life.
by Kora Rae Gellein
Kiss me softly, oh sweet death
With cold blue lips of ice
My body lay upon the snow
To you a sacrifice
Take me now, I beg of you
Amid this bitter night
Free me from the melancholy
That hath become my life
Efface me with your touch of stone
Rid me of sorrow and plight
Oh, I belong to you now, death
No longer shall I fight
Cover me in your blackened shroud
Blind me from all I’ve seen
So that I may rest eternally
Unaware of what has been.
“We will always love you, Kora”
PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES,
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HUMPHREY -- Harry Matthew 1932 - 2006
Harry Matthew Humphrey was born September 6, 1932, on the family farm, south of Delia, and passed away in the Drumheller Regional Hospital Tuesday, April 10, 2007. Harry was predeceased by his mother, Mary Katherine and by his father William Harry Humphrey; his sister Esther Fletcher; his brothers Tommy of Warburg, and Art of Bow Island.
He is survived by his companion, Jean Black; his sisters Leora Thompson of Red Deer, Edna Sherk of Edmonton, Lillian Rideout of Red Deer; his brothers George (Elsie) of Drumheller, Stanley of Crowsnest Pass and Leroy of Innisfail. Harry had many nieces and nephews.
At his own request, Harry was cremated and no funeral service will be held. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Harry’s name may send it to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre “Area of Greatest Need”, 1331 - 29 St. N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2.
KING -- Charles 1922 - 2007
Mr. Charles Alfred King of Taber, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Helena King, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at the age of 85 years.
Charlie was born in Carbon, Alberta, the son of Thomas James (TJ) and Sarah King. He received his schooling at Webb school, near Carbon. Following his schooling he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and served during WW11. He married Helena Taylor on July 19, 1943 in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He received his discharge papers in 1952 and returned to the family homestead. In 1972 they moved to Drumheller where he worked at the Drumheller Federal Penitentiary. They retired to Calgary in 1990 and after Helena passed away in 2005 he moved to Taber to be closer to his only daughter and son-in-law. Charlie and Helena enjoyed dancing and belonged to dance groups while in Calgary. The Anglican Church was an important aspect of Charlie’s life. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking.
Charlie is survived by his daughter Gina (George) Fujita; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren Ryan (Lorilei) and their children Kaden and Kole; Danielle (Jason) and their children Cael and Midori; Dennis (Minine) and their children Sara, Tyler and Yasmin; Tammy-Lynn (Keith) and their children Carmalee and Katielee and also by a daughter-in-law Donna. He was predeceased by his wife Helena, two sons Charles and Vincent and a granddaughter Tamara Paige Fujita. The Funeral Service was held at St. Theodore’s Anglican Church Taber on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Wil Stonehill officiating. Interment will take place in the Carbon Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.southlandfuneral.com. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone -- 223-8778.
SCHINNOUR -- Lloyd George (Rex) 1953 - 2007
Lloyd George (Rex) Schinnour, beloved husband of Linda Schinnour of Calgary, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 13, 2007 at the age of 53 years. Rex’s passion was in sales which he excelled at. He loved camping, cooking and barbequing. He was a proud Grandpa, and spent a lot of his time with his family.
Rex is survived by his wife Linda, three daughters, Heather, Amber, Tiffany and grandson Brody; his extended family, two sons, Steven (Amanda), grandson Boston, Stanley and daughter Samantha; his mother Shirley, brothers and sisters-in-law; Allan (Georgi), Ken (Marcie), Ron (Cathy), Gary (Jane), Bruce (Debbie), Brian and their families. He is also survived by his bud bud - Foxy. Rex was predeceased by his father Lloyd.
Funeral Services were held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In Lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone -- (403) 943-7211, or to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone -- (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca. In living memory of Rex Schinnour, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone -- (403) 243-8200.
SOBOLESKI -- Irene Julia 1930 - 2007
Irene passed away on April 10, 2007 at the Foothills Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born in Spiritwood, SK on November 2, 1930, a daughter for Mike and Julia Pallo. Irene is remembered and cherished by her loving husband of 54 years, Bill; her daughters, Kathy (Mel), Carol (Richard), Christina (Kyle); her sons, Don (Carol), Mike (Dana), John (Ginette) and Rob. Irene will be remembered by her grandchildren; Charmain, Vanessa, Sean, Hayden, Austin, Indiana, Kaillie-Ann, Brady and Katelyne; and her great-grandchildren, Tristan, Logan and Cole. She will also be remembered by her brothers Joe (Eleanor) Pallo and Charlie Pallo, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Two sons, Bill and Doug and brother Mike predeceased Irene. A funeral mass was held on Monday, April 16, 2007 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, Drumheller, AB. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.
ZIEGLER -- Martha 1920 - 2007
Martha Ziegler, our dear mother and grandmother passed away peacefully in the early morning on Good Friday, April 6, 2007 at the age of 87 years.
Martha was born in Carbon, Alberta on February 10, 1920, the oldest of nine children. In her younger years she attended bible school and worked as a cook on a farm until marrying Reinhold Ziegler on July 30, 1946. They raised five children in the Drumheller area. She was a very caring, loving and nurturing person, devoting her life to her family, and a dedicated member of her church. Martha is absent from body but present with the “Lord”. We will remember her tender loving care, her smile and her generosity of spirit and love for her family.
Martha will be lovingly remembered by her children; Harvey (Marilyn), David (Lillian), Twylia (Marvin), Lloyd (Raylene), James, grandchildren, Rhonda (Dana), Joyce, Timothy (Jennifer), Ashley, Charleen, Stefanie, Darcy, Clayton, Cory, Jennifer, Bobbi, Reed (Christina), Andrew, great grandchildren; Kearra, Thalia, Cadence, Devon, Billie, Taylor, siblings; Herbert, Shirley, and Alice. Martha was predeceased by her parents, Philip and Rosalee, her husband, Reinhold as well as her siblings, Gilbert, Albert, Chris, Freda, Rosie, daughter, Lylia, and grandson, Dylan. Funeral services for Martha were held Saturday April 14, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. from the Zion Baptist Church. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapels are entrusted with arrangements.