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ALBERTA - Drumheller - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 53

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Best -- Arlene Helen (nee Dyck) 1932 - 2004

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Arlene, passed away on May 16th at the Drumheller Hospital. Arlene was born at Herbert, Sask. on May 30th to David and Katherine Dyck. She married Douglas Best on October 26, 1952 and was blessed with five children, survived by four -- Paige (Lyle) Young {Natasha & Jeremy} of Calgary; Berewin (Marilou) Best {Nickolas (Sandra) & Kristen} of Carbon; Penny Best (Elmer Paproski) {Sonja (Adrian) Slager & Chris (April) Godthjaelspen} of Edmonton; Keith (Wanda) Best {Brandi & Shane} of Nanaimo, BC. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren -- Lisa, Dawson, Darcy, Tristen & Tamara Slager, Donovan & Joshua Godthjaelpsen, and Braden Best. As well as her bothers and sisters -- Alfred (Susan) Dyck, Johnny (Edna) Dyck, Alvina Funk, Herb (Nettie) Dyck, Caroline (Bill) Reimer and Donald (Lenora) Dyck and many neices and nephews. Arlene is predeased by her husband, Doug, in November 1994, her son, Gerald, in July 1977. As well as her parents and brothers -- Irvin, Clarence, Verchel and Harold. Funeral services will be held at the United Church on Aberdeen Avenue in Carbon, AB, on Wednesday, May 19th at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Rhonda Pigott officiating. Luncheon to follow. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Courtney-Winters Funeral Chapel. Donations may be made in memory of Arlene to the Carbon United Church in lieu of flowers. The family extends its heartfelt appreciation to Arlene's sister-in-law, friend and Yatzee partner, Maxine Reznechenko, for her tireless efforts and support.

Fox -- Lily Marie

Lily Marie Fox of Carbon, AB, passed away at St. Maryıs Health Care Centre in Trochu, AB, on May 2, 2004, at the age of 80 years. She will be lovingly remembered by -- her daughters, Bonnie (Jack) and Dixie (Ken); her grandchildren, Scott, Colin (Treena), James (Amanda), Kristy, Robbie and Karen; great-grandchildren, James, Kyle, Anthony, Joel and Paige; three sisters, Erna, Gertie and Violet; as well as numerous other family and friends. Lily was predeceased by her beloved husband Ernest and twelve brothers and sisters.

A Graveside Service was held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens on Friday, May 7, 2004 at 11:30 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service at the Carbon United Church, in Carbon, AB. If so desired, a memorial tribute in Lily's name may be made directly to the Carbon United Church (General Delivery, Carbon, AB T0M 0L0) or to St. Maryıs Health Care Centre (Box 100, Trochu, AB T0M 2C0). Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY, 17 Avenue SE at Garden Road, (1.5 km east of 84th Street SE ) Telephone (403) 272 - 5555.

Holsworth -- Ross Norman 1943 - 2004

Ross Norman Holsworth passed away at the Drumheller Hospital on April 24, 2004. Ross was born August 14, 1943 in Red Deer. He lived in Sylvan Lake until 1946 when he moved with his family to Alix, AB where his father was in the grocery business. Ross attended the Alix School. He was active in the community youth groups and worked after school in his dadıs store. In 1962 he joined the Navy and moved to the West Coast. In 1963 he married Kay Hansen. The lived in Victoria where their first son, Brian, was born, until 1965 when they returned to Alix. Ross drove school bus and worked in the family grocery store. He was a member of the Alix Volunteer Fire Department, the Lions Club, the Curling Club and the Forresters. The family enjoyed camping every summer. While living in Alix, Ross and Kay had sons Doug and Scott. This completed his family. He was very proud of his family. In 1973 the store sold and the family moved to Strathmore and then Calgary in 1975, where Ross was employed by Associated Grocers. In 1980 they moved
to Carbon to open Diamond Groceries. After leaving Carbon, Ross and Kay made their home in Drumheller, where Ross continued to live until his passing. He leaves to remember him, his three sons, Brian (Sylvia), Doug (Kim), Scott (Vicki); grandchildren Caley, Brittany, Brody, Derrick, Ian, Jesse and Jamie; two brothers Ralph (Maurine) and Jim (Anne) Holsworth; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Kay, father Eston, and mother Edith.

Jackson -- Steve (Jobbagy) 1942 - 2004

Steve (Jobbagy) Jackson of Airdrie passed away on May 9, 2004. Steve was born in Wayne, Alberta on December 2, 1942 and is survived by his beloved wife, Donna; most beloved son Barry (Jennifer) and his grandsons Cash and Chase of Airdrie; his brothers George and Dan of Drumheller; sister and brother-in-law Linda and Frank Bixby of East Coulee; sister Delores Torresan of Spruce Grove; special friend Bev King of Drumheller; numerous nieces and nephews and a lifetime of wonderful friends. He will be missed by his little companion Sunny. Steve was preceased by his parents John and Kay and a baby sister. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 3 p.m. from the Church of the Nazarene in Drumheller. A reception will be held at the East Coulee Motor Inn immediately following the service. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel of Drumheller entrusted with the arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Pierce -- Annabelle

Mrs. Annabelle Pierce of Claresholm, passed away at the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre on Friday, May 7, 2004 at the age of 88 years. She is survived by her children Sylvia (Gale) Lee of Claresholm, Charlie (Pat) Pierce of Morrin, Linda (Merv) Pollock of Calgary, Brenda (Mel) Johnson of Rumsey, Ann Pierce of Calgary, and Mavis (Doug) Smith of Stettler; as well as by 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband George in 2002. Annabelle was the youngest daughter of Thomas and Marion Crawford of Morrin. Funeral services will be held at the Claresholm United Church (4803 - 2nd Street West, Claresholm) on Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 2 p.m. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre (4221 - 8th Street West, Claresholm, AB T0L 0T0). E-mail condolences to subject -- Annabelle Pierce. Arrangements entrusted to -- Leyden's Funeral Home, Claresholm. Telephone -- 403-625-3212,

Thiessen -- Margaret Jane (nee Kavanagh) 1915 - 2004

Margaret Jane Thiessen (nee -- Kavanagh) of Medicine Hat passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, May 9, 2004, at the of age 88 years, beloved wife of the late John Thiessen. She leaves to cherish her memory four children, Margaret Woolsey of Spruce Grove, Alberta, Pat (Merv) Eld of Medicine Hat, Carol (Ian) Wyllie of Medicine Hat and Gary (Linda) Thiessen of Brooks; fifteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews in England and Manitoba. She was predeceased by her husband John on January 5, 1971 and by one brother, Jimmy, two sisters, Mary and Bea, one son-in-law, Al, and three grandchildren in infancy. Margaret was born in Carrowilken, County Sligo, Ireland on December 27, 1915 and came to Canada as a war bride in 1946. Together with her husband John, they farmed in Manitoba before settling in Drumheller where John was employed in the oil field. Here they raised and educated their four children. Following Johnıs passing, she decided in 1972 to make Medicine Hat her home. Our home was always filled with the warmth of laughter, music and friends. Family was always a priority with Mom and one of the most memorable times was being united with her nephew Jimmy from Ireland after 55 years. Mom will be truly missed by all those whose lives she has touched. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Wednesday, May
12, 2004 at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. James Hillson officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the charity of ones choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to -- subject heading -- Margaret Thiessen. Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 526-2214 for further information.

Betts -- Charles K. (Chuck) of Carbon, AB October 13, 1937 - September 1, 2004

Chuck passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Continuing Care Unit on September 1, 2004, of pulmonary fibrosis, at 66 years of age. Chuck is survived by his loving wife Evelyn; children Wendy (Brent), Ken, Rob and Judi (Kevin); and grandchildren Ryan (Laura), Jeff and Rachel. Chuckıs family would like to express their sincere thanks to the care given by Dr. Nahornick, Father Dan, and all the staff at the Continuing Care Unit. He will be sadly missed by all. A private family service will be held at a later date. If so desired, donations can be made to the Alberta Lung Association (PO Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2), in Chuck's memory.

Burnett -- Noble Lindsay April 5, 1918 - September 6, 2004

Noble Lindsay Burnett passed away peacefully with his loving wife, Margaret, of 61 years by his side on September 6, 2004. Noble was born on April 5, 1918 in Calgary, AB and he grew up on the family farm at Rowley. Noble and his beautiful bride were married on November 22, 1942 and proceeded to take over the family farm. First child born to Noble and Margaret was a daughter, Wendy, followed by three sons, Jim, Lindsay and Allan. Over the years Noble was actively involved in the community where they enjoyed square dancing and many social events. He held the executive position of secretary in both the Rowley and Rumsey United Churches and was an active member for many years. In 1982 Noble and Margaret moved to Drumheller where retirement life began. He continued to travel back to the farm faithfully to assist his son, Lindsay with the farm business. Noble was a very kind and gentle man. Family was the most important part of his life. He played an active roll in all of the grandchildren's lives as well as his three great-grandson's lives. Noble will be sadly missed by his friends and family. Noble was predeceased by his parents Fred and Beatrice Burnett and his special grandson, Jonathon. Mourning his passing are his wife Margaret; daughter Wendy (Walter Watts); sons Jim Lindsay (Shirlee), and Allan (Betty-Ann); grandchildren Danielle (Trevor Burrows), OıDell (Lisa), Terral, Luke, Rhema, Lane, Cory, Alyse, Ryan, Christina (Chris), Samuel, Sarah, Justin; great-grandsons Reagan, Braden and Josiah. Special nieces and nephews Rhonda (Rolf), Vicki (Morgan), Cheryl, Dan, Ron along with great nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Thursday, September 9, 2004 at 1 p.m. in the
Alliance Church. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimerss Society (220 2323 - 32 Ave. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3) or a charity of your choice.

Evans -- Wayne April 11, 1933 - September 4, 2004

It is with great sadness that we share in the loss of our dearest Dad and Grandpa, Wayne Evans. Our dad passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, in his home on Saturday, September 4, 2004. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his three daughters, Sharon (Gordon), Gwyneth (Pat), and Sheila. To his grandchildren, Jaime, Gordie, Megan, Christopher, Jeffery, Brittany, Ryan, McKenna, and his great grandson Caleb, he was the World's Greatest Grandpa. He was predeceased by his wife, Dolores of 32 years, and his brothers John and Edgar. Also to mourn the loss of their brother are Morwen, Luther, Jessie, Glen and their families. Wayne was known to everyone as a kind and generous man. His culinary talent will be forever missed by his family and his many friends. In a celebration of Dad's life, we invite family and friends to join us at the Drumheller Inn on Thursday, September 9, 2004 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6), or the Canadian Cancer Society (Alberta/N.W.T. Division, Suite 200, 2424 - 4th Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 2T4) in his name. We love you Dad and Grandpa.

Finkbiner -- Ronald John Henry June 23, 1943 - September 1, 2004

Ronald John Henry Finkbiner passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 1, 2004, at his home in Errington, B.C. Ron was born in Toronto, ON, on June 23, 1943. He spent his childhood years in Drumheller. He married Dawn Cowan of Didsbury on December 31, 1970 in Port Alberni, B.C. They then relocated to Calgary where they were blessed with their first child, Jason. A few years later while living in Pincher Creek, Ron and Dawn welcomed their second child, Aaron. They embraced the arrival of their third child (a daughter) Naomi while living in Didsbury. Ron and Dawn moved between Alberta and B.C. over the years, finally residing in Errington, B.C. Ron always enjoyed the time he spent with his family and friends. He loved the down-home environment of Errington. Throw in a washboard and a comb and you'd have yourself an evening of toe tapping music (he already had the hound). His other passion was having a project on the go. He was a fixer-upper type guy. If something needed to be done, Ron would figure out a way to do it. He was predeceased by his father and mother -- Albert and Dorothy Finkbiner of Drumheller, and brother Vic. Ron is survived by his wife Dawn, son Jason (Tiana), son Aaron (Caralee) and daughter Naomi (Rob). Ron has left behind three beautiful little granddaughters, Ally, Kayla, and Kendra, and one loveable little grandson, Parker. Ron is survived also by his sister Holly (Dwight) and brothers, Bill (Lorraine), Mel and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, in Drumheller on Tuesday, September 7, 2004. A memorial service will also be held in Errington at a later date.

Mandziak -- Nick September 1, 1929 - September 2, 2004

Beloved husband of Doreen, loved father of Barry, Darcy, Glenda (Todd), cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Robert, Noah and Nicholas, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2004 in Drumheller after a brief battle with cancer. He also leaves to mourn his sisters, Steva Nash and Mary Huntley of Saskatchewan. Nick and Doreen moved to Drumheller in 1962 from Saskatchewan, loved it and stayed in the valley and raised their three children here. Nick enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his time spent with the Mraz family. Funeral services for Nick were held on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at 2 p.m. from Courtney-Winter's Chapel In The Valley, with interment following at the Drumheller Cemetery. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel were in care of the arrangements.

Molyneux -- Tyler Jay & Brandon Michael

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Tyler Jay Molyneux and Brandon Michael Molyneux in Red Deer Alberta.

Sometime love is for a moment
Sometimes love is for a lifetime
We had but a small moment
To give you a lifetime of love.

We will miss you both dearly and will love you forever.

Tyler and Brandon are survived by their Mom, & Dad, Tanya and Travis Molyneux, Grandpa's and Grandma's, Frank & Donna Kalman, Rick & Dale Molyneux, Aunties Tenille & Tara Kalman, Great Grandpas and Grandmas Jiffy & Judy Hunter, Jack & Nellie Campbell, Allie & Frances Molyneux and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. A Service of Remembrance for family and friends will be held at St. Anthony's Parish in Drumheller, Alberta on September 18, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Red Deer Regional Hospital, Special Care Nursery, P.O. Box 5030, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6R2 Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Bertsch -- Irene October 9, 1925 - December 12, 2004

Irene Bertsch, much loved sister, aunt passed away peacefully on December 12th, 2004 at the age of 79. Irene was born on October 9th, 1925 in Eureka, South Dakota. Irene was just four years old when she moved with her family to Canada from the United States. She developed a wonderful spirit of love for her family and cared for each one all her life. Irene moved to Red Deer in 1965 where her focus became a love for the people she was surrounded by. Her memorable smile and laughter will be cherished by all who knew her. Irene is survived by her two sisters Tilley Seibel of Red Deer and Esther Bertsch of Drumheller along with many nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to thank those in her Seniorıs Home who cared for her and loved her so much. Your constant caring, loving and sharing will be something that is cherished. Thank you. A special thanks to Jennifer Studor, who faithfully brought her to church every Sunday and to those who cared for her at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. A memorial service will be held at Livingstones Church, 2020-40th Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. the Rev. Harold Hunter will officiate. If desired the family requests that donations be made to -- C.A.R.S Senior Group Home, 300, 5000 ­ 50th Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6C2

Newman -- Margaret Anne, RN October 14, 1916 - December 7, 2004

On December 7, 2004, Margaret Anne Newman, RN (nee Simpson) left this world to join her soulmate and husband, William Jarvis Newman. She is survived by her sons, Doug Newman (Shirley), Terry Newman (Marni); five grandchildren, Justin Newman, Celeste Montpellier (Lane), Jesse Newman, Regan Newman, and Elena Amorim de Newman; three great-grandchildren; sister Eunice Cook; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend and sister-in-law, Winnie Stiles, RN (nee Newman). Margaret was predeceased by her husband Bill; infant daughter Anne Marie; her parents, Vic and May Simpson; her brother Allan Simpson; and sister Isobel Scott. Born October 14, 1916 on the family homestead at Delia, Alberta, Margaret attended school in Delia and went on to nursing school, graduating as a Registered Nurse from the Holy Cross Hospital in 1938. Margaret and Bill were married on July 24, 1941, and had a wonderfully complete life together. She was a credit to the Nursing profession, and a kind and compassionate caregiver. She was an extraordinary intelligent and witty woman, and fiercely independent. Margaret was the rock we clung to during times of crisis and was a tower of strength to her family and friends. Our appreciation and sincere gratitude is extended to the staff at the Drumheller Continuing Care Hospital for the kindness and care given to Margaret over the past three years. In particular, we wish to convey our special thank you to Dianne Meyer, RN, for her love and support. Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM, Friday, December 10, at the United Church in Delia, Alberta, with graveside ceremonies following. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of your choice. This may be done through COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL, PO Box 2248, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y0; telephone 403-823-2666.

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