Fletcher -- Esther Frances (Humphrey) 1915 - 2005
Esther Fletcher, age 89, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital Extended Care Unit in 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 of Campbell River, B.C., and three grandsons, Dean resides in Whistler, B.C., Jason in Vancouver, and Milo in Duncan on Vancouver Island. Her great grandson Markus is with his parents Jason and Sonya in Vancouver. Other surviving family members are brothers George and his wife Elsie, Leroy, Stanley, Harry; and sisters Edna Sherk, Leora Thompson, and Lillian Rideout. Esther was born on the Humphrey farm on 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 Kozy Heating and Joyıs Plumbing and Heating in Creston. She moved to Campbell River to be with her son Bill and daughter-in-law Sheryl in 2000. A brief graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Delia Cemetery. A celebration of Estherıs life and lunch will follow in the Delia Community Centre.
Goodey -- Marjory Georgina
Marjory Goodey of Drumheller, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2005 at the age of 80 years. She is survived by her son Daniel (Linda) Goodey of Drumheller; grandchildren, Tara (Rob) Yashinski of Calgary, Shane Goodey of Drumheller, Melanie (Jamie) Coleman of Drumheller, and Wes (Gloria) Dominique in Windsor, Ontario; 5 great grandchildren, her sister-in-law Kay LeGros and 2 special nieces. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 207-17th St. NW, Drumheller, ABon Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 2:00 pm. If friends wish, donations may be made to the Kingdom Hall Fund of Jehovahıs Witnesses. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 823 - 5151
Marshall -- Doreen 1919 - 2005
In loving memory of our mother, Doreen Beryl Eaton, born May 1919 in Loverna, Saskatchewan, passed away April 11, 2005 at Drumheller Continuing Care. She was predeceased by her soul mate Kenneth Marshall (1994), and her youngest son, Robert Devaleriola (1998). She is survived by her children Deanna (Dennis) Notland of Morrin, Alberta; Jim Deva of Vancouver, British Columbia; Trudy (Jerry) Spray of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Wanda (Stan) Hampton of Morrin, Alberta; and her daughter-in-law Cheryl Devaleriola. Her memory will also be cherished by her grandchildren, Melissa (Blake) Nuccio, Michelle Spray, Darcy Notlan, Curt (Abby) Notland, Karen (Chad) Block, Tara Hampton, Robyn and Kevin Devaleriola; and her three great-grandchildren, Taylor and Colby Notland, and Morgan Block. Doreen proudly served in the Canadian Womenıs Army Corps from 1942 to 1946 in the medical division, at Currie Barracks in Calgary, Alberta. She spent many happy years on the farm in the Morrin area raising her children, and foster children. She also enjoyed running her successful dog kennel. In her retirement years she was actively involved in farmerıs marketing throughout the central Alberta area. A memorial service to celebrate Doreen's life will be held at the Morrin Lutheran Church on Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Drumheller Health Centre Foundation directing funds to the Continuing Care Unit.
Russton -- Mary (Ewing) 1940 - 2005
It is with deep sadness that the family of Mary Agnes Ruston wishes to announce her passing. Mary was born in Camrose, Alberta on August 7, 1940 and passed away in Edmonton on March 23, 2005. Mary is survived by her loving family, son Kerry (Colinda) Oshiro of Calmar, and daughter Kelly Oshiro of Quebec. As well as several grandchildren, Mary also leaves her sister Georgina (Frank) Thompson, brothers John Ewing and Don (Linda) Ewing and their families, all of Drumheller. Mary was predeceased by her father John Ewing in 1986, and her mother Agnes Ewing in 1989. If anyone wishes, donations may be made in her name to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Zima -- Robert William (Bob)
Robert William Zima (Bob) passed away April 5, 2005 at the Drumheller Health Centre after a brief battle with cancer. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Marilyn; daughter Vicki (Alex); son Rob (Michelle); and his grandchildren Kelsie, Dylan and Colby. He will also be remembered by his brother Mike (Jean); brothers-in-law Dean (Maxine), Elvin (Janice); and numerous nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Drumheller, Bob had several jobs. Some of those jobs included the coalmines, plumbing, Pan Canadian and the Penitentiary. Bob was a member of the Elks and the Legion Clubs for over 30 years. Bob had a special place in his heart for each of his grandchildren; Colby his monster, Dylan his bud, and Kelsie his sweetheart. He also had a passion for his garden (which he was very proud of), and many of us enjoyed the fruits of his labour over the years. Bob loved kids and animals and was also known for his mischievous ways that will be deeply missed by all that knew him. Funeral services were held Monday, April 11, 2005 at the Knox United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Drumheller Palliative Care Unit, or to S.T.A.R.S. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services. Telephone 823-5151, or 1-888-216-5111.
Moore -- Raymond 1918 - 2005
Moore, Raymond Hugh (Ray) beloved husband of 47 years to Mrs. Laurine Moore of Olds Alberta, passed away peacefully at the Olds General Hospital on April 2nd, 2005 at the age of 86. Raymond was born on October 3, 1918 at Stettler Alberta. He grew up on his grandfatherıs homestead at Rumsey, Alberta where he continued to farm for some 54 years until his retirement in 1995. Ray and Laurine then moved to Olds until his passing. Ray spent many years as the Rumsey area veterinarian in the early days treating animals for almost anything; he loved horseback riding, breaking horses, playing old time music on the fiddle, mandolin, guitar, harmonica and accordion with family and friends. He had one great passion that continued for the rest of his life, he loved to dance to the old time tunes and call square dances. Ray was a 50 year member of the Benevolent Order of Elks of Canada where he was honored with a life time membership. He loved all children but had a very special spot in his heart for his six grand children and two great grand children. Ray was predeceased by his first wife Gladys (Hewett) in 1948, his parents, one sister, (Helen McRae in 1987), brother (Clarence Moore in 2002) and brother (Fred Moore in 2004). He is survived by his loving wife Laurine, two sons John (Betty) Moore, Jim (Ellen) Moore, one daughter Bonita (Calvin) Murray, his grandchildren -- Lenette (Mathew) Standing, Mark Moore, Neil Moore, Tracey Moore (Chris), Chad Miller, Danielle (Edward) Harwood , and two great grandchildren -- Avalea Dawn and Joshua. Ray will also be sadly missed by his brother Don (Doris) Moore, sisters Louise Dain, Ruth (Jim) Darcey, Florence (Fern) Rondeau, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Ray will be remembered for his spunky sense of humor, his perseverance and great love of family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at the Rumsey Community Center on Thursday, April 7th, 2005 at 2:00 PM. As an expression of sympathy memorial contributions may be made to STARS Air Ambulance or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Prairie Winds Funeral Home, 442-2200.
Tetz -- Lea 1916 - 2005
In loving memory of our mother, Lea Tetz of Carbon, Alberta who passed away suddenly on March 28, 2005 after a brief illness. Born in Grainger, Alberta on June 25, 1916, she married Elger Tetz of Carbon on November 16, 1939 and farmed in the Carbon area since. She was predeceased by her husband Elger in 1997, her son Alan in 1974, two brothers Ron Hixt and Jack Hixt. She is lovingly remembered by her two daughters Valerie (Quinton) Bertsch of Carbon, and Sharron Tetz of Kelowna, B.C.; two grandchildren Joan (Doug) Stobee and Jeff (Donna) Bertsch; five great grandchildren; two sisters Alma Sanders of Lacombe and Elsie Berreth of Beiseker; as well as many nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 1 p.m. in the Level Land Seventh Day Adventist Church (east of Beiseker) with Harold Hunter and Pastor Werner Seidel officiating. Interment followed in the Level Land Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance or charity of choice. As a tribute to Lea Tetz, a tree will be planted in the Heartland Tree Memorial Park, Olds. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds, entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610.
Valentini -- Jeannette Marie 1943 - 2004
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Jeannette Marie Valentini in Drumheller on June 2, 2004 at the age of 60 years. Jeannette was born on November 19, 1943 in Drumheller to William and Amelia Walker. She took her schooling in the Valley. Jeannette worked and served the public with pride for forty years in the restaurant industry. She loved to camp, garden, and craft. She had her own bed and breakfast for two years, which enabled her to meet people from all over, which was special to Jeannette. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi for many years. Jeannette enjoyed her family and travelling with her husband on back of his motorcycle. Jeannette will be sadly missed by her loving family and a lifetime of friends. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband Ernie, daughter, Teresa Fahrion, son, Ernest (Rose) Valentini, grandchildren, Steven, Kristy, Melissa all of Drumheller, mother, Amelia Walker, sisters, Diane Winkler, Susan (Bruce) Rees, Irene (Sandy) Brown, Mary (Dennis) MacAreavy, brothers, Stan (Diane) Walker, Murray Walker. Jeannette was predeceased by her father, William Walker, brother Donny Walker, sister Judy Marshal. A Service of Remembrance was held on Monday June 7, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. from Courtney-Winter's Chapel In The Valley with Reverend Merlyn Bowker officiating. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel were in care of the arrangements.
Lodoen -- Erna July 26, 1943 - May 1, 2004
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Erna Lodoen who passed away May 1, 2004 in Edmonton, Alberta. Erna was born in Altona, Manitoba on July 26, 1943. She is survived by her loving daughter Meranda (Leo); granddaughter Krista of Summerland, B.C.; four sisters, Dorothy (Mike) of Edmonton, Hilda (Terry) of Calgary, Irene of B.C., and Evelyn of Winnipeg; two brothers Edward (Gladys) of Drumheller and Terry of Winnipeg. Funeral services will be held at South Side Memorial in Edmonton, Alberta on May 5 at 2 p.m. Burial will take place at Drumheller Cemetery on May 6 at 2:00 P.M.
Maxwell -- William (Bill) 1933 - 2004
It is with great sadness that the family of William (Bill) Maxwell, longtime resident of Drumheller, beloved husband of Anne (Landry), passed away peacefully. Bill died May 2, 2004 at the age of 71 at the Drumheller Hospital. Bill and Anne were married in Drumheller just days short of 48 wonderful years. Bill is survived by his children Bill (Margit), Robert (Lenna), Laurie (Tom), and Lorne; as well as 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Bill would not want to forget all his nieces and nephews whom he loved as well. Billıs love for his children and especially grandchildren will be missed very much. Never missing a special moment in their lives. Bill was born in Calgary in 1933 moving many places in his life along with his brothers, Gordon, Art, Don, Tom and sister Marilyn. Billıs lifetime career which he took such pride in was welding, owning and operating Triple 'B' Welding for many years. Bill started welding at the age of 16 and semi-retiring at the age of 62. Bill was very well known by many for the ventures that his life took him through. Billıs goal in life was to retire back to the Drumheller Valley and become one of the coffee crowd getting together daily with the guys to exchange stories. Thanks guys. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 7, 2004 at the Grace Community Church, 1012 - 12 Ave. S.E., Drumheller, AB at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Drumheller Community Cancer Centre c/o 351 - 9 St N.W., Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1.
HILLGARDNER -- Monica (Schaffer)
Monica Hillgardner passed away after a lengthy illness at the University Hospial in Edmonton on Saturday, March 26, 2005. Monica leaves to mourn her husband Gordon Hillgardner; one son Gordon Jr. (Carol); one daughter Vange Lawson (Richard); and one granddaughter Amanda Lawson, all of Edmonton. Monica was predeceased by her parents George and Monica Schaffer, and one brother, Brian. Also to mourn Monicaıs loss are brothers Pat Schaffer (Margaret) of Edmonton, George (Margaret) and Bill (Marion) Schaffer of Drumheller. A memorial service will be held in Edmonton, Thursday, March 31, 2005 at St. Andrew's Church, located at 156 Street and Meadowlark Road. For further information, please contact 823-2863.
HOUGHTON -- Lorna Irene (nee Hatt)
It is with deep sadness that the family of Lorna Irene Houghton (nee Hatt) wishes to announce her passing. Lorna was born on November 3rd, 1934 in Drumheller, Alberta and passed away on March 24th, 2005 at the age of 70 years. She leaves to mourn, her devoted husband of 52 years, Vern and her two sons, Rob and Brent. Along with the three greatest joys of her life, her grandchildren, Christopher, Victoria and Cole, all of Drumheller, she also leaves her two brothers, Jerry (Winnie) Hatt of Drumheller and Ken (Pat) Hatt of Rumsey and their families. Lorna was predeceased by her mother Ida in 1999 and her father August in 1967. Funeral services was held on Tuesday, March 29th at 1 pm at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Drumheller. If anyone wishes, donations may be made in Lorna's name to the Drumheller Cancer Centre. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Homes were in care of the arrangements.
Nelson -- Kevin
Kevin Nelson passed away suddenly on April 29, 2004 at the age of 48 years. Kevin is survived by his loving wife Jan, 3 children, Trevor, Tasha and Justin, 2 step-children, Derek (Krissy) and Elliot van Gisteren, one grandchild, Dayton. He is also survived by his mother, Irene Nelson Williams (Leigh), brother Garry, sisters Judy (Al) Cruikshank and Wendy (Terry) Jacobsen, brother-in-law Harold Stianson, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father Norman, and sisters Janie and Deanna. Kevin was a caring person, as well as a loving husband, father, step-father, brother, son and friend. A Memorial Service will be held at the Delia Community Centre on Friday, May 7, 2004 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Kevinıs memory may be made to STARS, Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary AB T2E 8M7. "We will love you forever" PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES,Calgary 1-888-216-5111 or 823- 5151
Snyder -- Ray Allan 1937 - 2004
Ray Allan Snyder, aged 67 years, passed away in Drumheller, AB on May 3, 2004. He is survived by his loving wife, Joan; daughter Shawna (Carl) Van Horne of Terrace, B.C.; son Lorne (Sherry) Snyder of Medicine Hat, AB; and four grandsons Marshall and Gregory Van Horne, and Cole and Hunter Snyder; sister Marion McMichael; brother Dale (Sandra) Snyder of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Noreen in 1971, mother Veril in 1983, father Lester in 1996, and brother Miles in 2001. Born in Bassano, AB on April 1, 1937 and receiving education in Calgary and subsequently graduating from Montana State University with a Bachelor Degree of Science in Agriculture in 1960. Ray resided, farmed and ranched in the Wintering Hills for the next 44 years while contributing significantly to community activities and various organizations. Ray was past Chairman of the Drumheller Local Agricultural Manpower Board, past President of the Drumheller District Agriculture Society, member of the Drumheller Exhibition and Stampede Board, past President of the Wintering Hills Gas Co-op, past President of the Dalum Gas Co-op, many years leader of Dalum 4-H Beef Club, past Master and life member of Hussar Lodge #130 A.F. and A.M., past District Deputy Grand Master A.F. and A.M., past patron Hussar Chapter #92 Order of the Eastern Star, and retired director of 27 years Alberta Power/ATCO Electric. Ray was an extremely social individual and associations with individuals from these organizations and his family and many friends meant the world to him.
The family extends special thanks to Ray's caregiver, Bill Christensen of Drumheller, and Dr. E. Racz and the many individuals working in the various departments of the Drumheller Health Centre for their exceptional care given to Ray during his courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Funeral services will be held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Dalum, Dalum, AB on Friday, May 7, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Dan Hendrickson officiating. Gathering to follow the service at Dalum Community Hall. If preferred in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MS Society of Canada, Drumheller Chapter c/o Box 2394, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0, or Masonic Foundation of Alberta, Box 6532, Station D, Calgary, AB T2P 2E1. Funeral arrangements in care of Courtney-Winterıs Funeral Home, Drumheller, Alberta - 823-2666.
Zacharuk -- Frances (Blondie) Leona 1920 - 2004
Frances (Blondie) Leona Zacharuk, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, passed away peacefully May 1, 2004 at the age of 83. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Blanche (Frank) Laslo; her sons Blaine (Lynne) and Brian (Linda) Zacharuk; her beloved grandchildren Stephen (Vicki), Mary (Randy) Marnie, Darryl and Darcy; her great-grandchildren Kendra, Justine, Dustin, Ryan, Kenny and Cameron; her sister Evelyne and Blanche of Calgary; brother-in-laws Bob, Peter (Simone); and her sister-in-laws Kay (Ev) and Mary; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Frances was predeceased by her husband Steve, her parents Chris and Hansena Jorgensen, two brothers and three sisters. Frances was born in Bassano, Alberta on October 4, 1920 and was raised on a farm south of Hussar. She resided in Midlandville for 66 years. She will always be remembered for her kindness, soft spoken voice and her words of wisdom she always shared with her family. Our family would like to thank the nursing staff of the hospital and continuing care for all their affection and care shown to Mom over the last few weeks. Also a special thank you to Dr. Nahornick, for all his support and care. Thank you to all the Home Care staff and a special thanks for Nicky Samuel for all her support. You are all very special people. Thank you to all our family and friends for their support and words of comfort. A service for family and friends will be held at the Columbarium in Drumheller. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of choice.
To Our Mom
Our mother is a special gift sent from up above,
God created her for us to cherish and to love.
Sent with so much love to give,
In our hearts she will forever live.
Today our hearts are filled with sorrow,
But all our memories will build a bright tomorrow.
Love in life is like a golden ring,
Bringing happiness to everything.
Mom you were like a beautiful rose to us all,
Our memories of you are like petals;
And theyıll catch us if we fall.
We will love you forever.