Leslie -- Olive Louise
Olive Louise Leslie of Hussar passed away on April 30, 2005 at the age of 86 years. Olive is survived by her children Mel (Sherry) Leslie of Drumheller, Terry (Ben) Armstrong of Hussar, Doreen (Clarence) Schimpf of Edmonton and Merla (Tom) Todd of the Crows Nest Pass. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2005 at Our Saviour's Community Lutheran Church, Hussar, at 2:00pm with Pastor Dan Hendrickson officiating. Donations in Olivešs memory may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4N2) or to the Burn Unit at the Foothills Hospital (1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 2T9). Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL HOME. Tel.403-823-2666.
Sharpe -- Deane Huffman 1919 - 2005
Deane Huffman Sharpe passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 1, 2005, in the evening, at Drumheller Regional Hospital. Deane was born June 23, 1919, in Drumheller, Alberta, to Wilkie and Anne (Asselstine) Sharpe. He married his beloved wife Elsie Richardson September 28, 1941. He courted her while taking Agriculture Mechanics at S.A.I.T. in Calgary. He returned to the farm at Munson and raised a family. He was a member of the Drumheller and Munson United Church, and former UFA Delegate for 25 years. While participating in 4-H Grain Club, he won numerous ribbons and awards. He was also an avid sports player enjoying both baseball and curling. A highlight of Deanešs life was to watch the grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in their activities. In 1996 Deane and Elsie retired to the Keystone Towers in Drumheller. In 2004, due to failing health, Deane entered the Drumheller Continuing Care Unit. Deane is survived by Elsie, his wife of 62 years; daughter Anita Adams and a son Robert (Wendy); five grandchildren Lori (Jeff) Chantler, Nanci (Brian) Boechler, Glenn (Kandice) Adams, Kerry (Stacie) Sharpe, and Lisa Sharpe; and seven great-grandchildren Tyler, Jordan, Kayla, Nicole, Kelsey, Eric and Blaire. Deane is also survived by a twin brother Don (Ethel), and a sister Jeane Wood. Deane was predeceased by his parents Wilkie and Anne; four sisters Baby Marjorie, Katherine Scharf, Shirley Bingham, and Elizabeth Campbell; and one brother Roderick Sharpe. McInnis and Holloway Funeral Home, of Calgary, are handling the arrangements. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Knox United Church in Drumheller, with Reverend Jan Stevenson officiating. Deane will be cremated and then interment at Munson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and cards, memorial contributions may be made to the Drumheller and Area Health Foundation c/o Box 4500, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 and marked CT Scan.
Milton -- Dorathea Helen (Headon) 1935 - 2005
Mrs. Dorathea Helen Milton (Headon) a longtime resident of Drumheller Valley passed away in Hanna on May 8, 2005 at the age of 70 years. She left us this Motheršs Day after a long battle with cancer, diabetes, and kidney failure. She fought till the bitter end, Dorathea passed away knowing that her devoted husband and many of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were by her side. Dorathea was born on January 27, 1935 to Jack and Mertle Bell Headon in Wainwright, Alberta. She married Ronald Stanley Milton, and together they had nine children. Dorathea leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 53 years, Ron; her nine children, Dennis (Roberta), Rhonda (Rick), Lorraine, Richard (Michele), Lenna (Rob), Laura (Neil), Ron (Laura), Don, DeAnna (Reg); 35 grandchidlren, 19 great grandchildren; sister Rhoda; brother Bill (Doreen); sister-in-law Lois; as well as numerous neices and nephews. Dorathea was predeceased by her parents Jack Headon 1956, Mertle Bell Headon 1968, two infant grandsons, Robert Yost 1973, Richard Yost 1975, and nephew Larry Milton. Funeral Service for Dorathea Milton will be held Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 2 p.m. from the Church of the Nazarene with Pastor James Clarke officiating, interment to follow at the Drumheller Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Children's Hospital. Courtney-Winters Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.
Nimmo -- Victoria
Mrs. Victoria Nimmo of Airdrie passed away on May 8th, 2005 in Airdrie at the age of 65 years. Victoria was born at Stoney Lake, Alberta to William and Martha Urichuk. She went to school in East Coulee and later moved to Calgary. On June 30th, 1962 Victoria married Dan Nimmo. The couple lived in various communities in Alberta. They had three children, Deborah, Marie, and Robert. Victoria had the gift of hospitality, enjoying the company of her friends, cooking, and she also loved to camp, read novels and was passionate about her granddaughters. For the past five years Victoria has struggled with numerous medical concerns, but Victoria loved the Lord Jesus and we are comforted that she is resting peacefully with HIM. Victoria leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband Dan, three children, Deborah (Norm) Wolfe of Fairview, Marie (Ken) Jessamine of Abbotsford, B.C., Robert (Leann) Nimmo of Drumheller, six granddaughters Danielle and Brittany Wolfe, Jocelyn and Jessica Jessamine, Skye and Mackenzie Nimmo. She is also survived by her brothers Orest, Walter, Roger and sister Audrey. Victoria was predeceased by her twin brother Victor, brother Bill, and sister Mary. A celebration of Victoriašs life will be held at the Courtney-Winters Chapel of the Valley, Drumheller, at 1.30 P.M. on Friday, May 13th, 2005. Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home are entrusted with the arrangements.
Straub -- Beryl (McPhee)
Mrs. Beryl (McPhee) Straub of Rosedale passed away in Drumheller on May 7, 2005 at the age of 78 years. A Celebration of Life will be held from Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home on Thursday May 12, 2005 at 2:00 P.M.. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Homes are entrusted with the arrangements.
Szarmes -- Alyson Theresa (nee Gutwald)
Alyson Theresa Szarmes (nee Gutwald) has passed on to her heavenly Father at the age of 40. She leaves to mourn her loss, her parents Ralph and Patricia of Midland, Drumheller. She will forever be in the hearts, minds and souls of Michael and their beautiful daughters Meghan and Alyssa. Alyson was a dear and loving sister to her siblings Mark (Dixie), Stephen, Tyler and Danielle Gutwald (Calgary); Craig (Judy), Candice, Rachel and Timothy Gutwald (Castlegar, B.C.); Catherine (Pat), Matthew and Joel Bonneville (Ottawa, ON); Shelley (Dale) and Colin Bergman (Calgary); and Licia (Steve), Brenon and Juleya Pickup (Calgary). Alyson was born and raised in Drumheller, having attended St. Anthony's and the Drumheller Composite High School where her father was a teacher for over 30 years. She graduated from the Foothills School of Nursing in 1987, achieving the highest academic marks for which she received a scholarship. She was valedictorian at her graduation ceremonies. Alyson was a gifted literary person, a great cook, loved the outdoors, camping and hiking, and above all was a humanitarian without bounds. She gave of herself to all who were in pain of whatever nature, and nurtured the elderly and feeble with unquestioning dedication and love. She brought joy and love to all who knew her, all of whom will never forget her indredible sense of humour and contagious laughter. She was precious! An angel in our midst! She is now with her angels, as well as her maternal grandparents Ralph and Helen Fraser of Edmonton, and her paternal grandparents Eduard and Aloisia of Germany. They must all be rejoicing in her presence. God bless our special child. A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held on Friday, May 20, 2005 at 1 p.m. in Calgary, at the Fosteršs Garden Chapel Funeral Home, 3220 - 4th St. N.W.
McCutcheon -- Gordon 1928 - 2005
Gordon McCutcheon, of Drumheller, passed away on May 19, 2005 at the age of 76 years. He was a dearly loved brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many. Gordon spent his working years in the coalmines, delivering milk, bread, and fuel to people throughout the valley and surrounding areas. Gordon truly enjoyed getting to know his customers and made friends with all he met. He loved nature and enjoyed hunting and fishing. A very special thanks goes out to all of the staff at the nursing home, Dr. Graham, and Pastor James Clark. As well, Gordon's family would like to thank everyone who sent cards, flowers, and helped with the lunch at the church. A memorial service was held on Sunday, May 22 at the Church of the Nazarene in Drumheller.
Byer -- Muriel (Rowell) Byer
Muriel (Rowell) Byer passed away May 22, 2005 in Oliver, B.C. Interment will be held later in the Morrin Cemetery.
Byer -- Annie 'Muriel' 1922 - 2005
Annie 'Muriel' Byer of Oliver passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2005 at the age of 83 years. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Morrin, AB. Muriel was born in Morrin, AB on April 20, 1922. Muriel and husband Floyd moved to Oliver in 1963 where Floyd had a plumbing business and Muriel worked various jobs including the Oliver Credit Union. She also spent many hours volunteering in the Oliver Thrift Shop. Muriel and Floyd also spent many winters in Arizona until Floydšs health failed. Floyd predeceased her in 1994. She is survived by her loving family including her son Buzz (Heather), daughter Shelley (Rene) and grandchildren Jesse, Emily and Jonathan. Donations may be made to Alzheimers or the Cancer Society.
Carlson -- Peter April 1930 - May 2005
Peter passed away suddenly on May 8, 2005. He is greatly missed by his loving wife Louise; son Chuck; daughters Barbara and Monica (Rob); and granddaughters Kelsey and Whitney. According to Peteršs wishes, no funeral was held. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (1825 Park Road S.E. Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6)
Crowell -- May Hannah 1913 - 2005
May Hannah Crowell of Drumheller, Alberta passed away on Saturday May 28, 2005 at the Drumheller Hospital at the age of 92 years. May was born April 4, 1913 in Englehart, Ontario. She moved with her parents, Charlotte and Fred Jones to Drumheller in 1914. May was employed for many years as a hair dresser. May loved gardening, fishing and her cat and dog. May was predeceased by her husband in September 1976. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday June 1, 2005 at 2:00pm at the Elim Pentecostal Church with Reverend Dan Dannhauer officiating. Interment to follow at the Drumheller Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to a charity of ones choice. COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL HOME are in care of the arrangements. 403-823-2666.
Hunter -- Jiffy (Wesley) 1935 - 2005
Jiffy (Wesley) Hunter passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on May 30, 2005 at the age of 70 years. Jiffy is survived by his loving wife Judy; daughters Linda (Bill) Wiggins, Donna (Frank) Kalman, Tammy (Doug) Huene, all of Drumheller; and son Randy (Madeleine) Hunter of Red Deer; grandchildren, Rhonda (Mike), Jeff, Troy (Toni), Megan, Tara, Tanya (Travis), Tenille, Chad and Chase; great-grandchildren, Shelby, Jaden, Morgan and McKenna. Jiffy is survived by his siblings, Mabel Wayne, Muriel (Brian) Hole, Lorraine (Doug) Stanger, Ken (Ethel) Hunter, Art (Dorothy) Hunter, Ron (Shirley) Hunter, Reg (Butch) Hunter, and Harold (Amy) Hunter; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jiffy is predeceased by his parents Jock and Grace Hunter; brother Doug Hunter; and great-grandchildren Tyler and Brandon Molyneux. Jiff was born in Michichi, Alberta on May 27, 1935. He moved to Drumheller when he was a young teenager and worked as a mechanic in numerous garages and retired as an Area Foreman for Pan Canadian in 1992. His hobby throughout his years and up to his last days was repairing small engines with a specialty known to everyone as the Lawnboy Master. Jiffy and Judy enjoyed many retirement years in their motorhome, touring and golfing in the States. Jiffy has touched many peoplešs hearts along the way and will be sadly missed by all the people that knew him. His sense of humour and quick wit will be sadly missed by all that had the privilege of knowing him. A memorial service will be held at Knox United Church, Friday, June 3, 2005 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Drumheller Heart to Heart Society or the new CT Scan in memory of Jiffy (Wesley) Hunter.
Jensen -- Carl Amery June 25, 1929 - May 23, 2005
It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of our beloved husband, dad and grandpa, Carl. He passed away on May 23, 2005 at the age of 75 years. He is survived by Lorraine, his loving and devoted wife of 53 years; two sons, Don (Gail) and Craig (Linda); a special daughter-in-law, Cherryll; 12 grandchildren, Lainya, Jared, Ciara, Jason, Stacey, Grant, Bryce, Sara, Alissa, Chelsey, Kristen and Garrett; two great-grandchildren, Jasmine and Jessica; his sister Mellia of Calgary; brothers, Ralph (Gladys) of Drumheller and Wally (Joan) of Strathmore; brother-in-law Bill (Mary) of Strathmore; and sisters-in-law, Theresa of
Strathmore and Arlyne of Big Valley, along with many nieces and nephews. Carl was predeceased by his daughter Colleen, his two sons, Chris and Terry, his great-grandson Justin and brothers-in-law Carl, Bernard and Irwin. Carl was born in Standard, Alberta on June 25, 1929, the son of Walter and Julia Jensen. At the age of three, his mother passed away and he went to live with his grandparents, Tom and Bothilda Christensen. He attended Grasswold School from grades one through eight, walking two miles to school in the winter and summer. After completing his education he spent two years in the navy. In 1950 Carl moved to Rockyford and accepted a job with Massey Harris and later International Harvester. It was there in 1952 that he met his first and only love of his life, his soulmate, Lorraine Hendricks. Terry, Colleen and Don were born while in Rockyford. In 1956, they moved to Beiseker and started their own IHC dealership there. While living in Beiseker, Chris and Craig were born. In 1961 Carl and his family bought a farm near Rosebud where he and Lorraine stayed until 1993. They retired to Rosebud, where friends and family were always welcome. He believed that the best way to start each morning was with an "I love you", a kiss, and a game or two of crib. He loved to play ball, to golf and to fish. Carl was also an active Rosebud Lionšs Club member. He will be greatly missed by his family and his wide circle of friends. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, May 28, 2005 at St. Ritašs Catholic Church, Rockyford, at 11 a.m. Interment at St. Rita's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made directly to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation (1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6) or the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (238, 2116 - 27 Ave. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 7A6). WHEATLAND FUNERAL HOME LTD. (Strathmore) in care of arrangements. (403) 934-5666.
Simpson -- George Gibson (Gibby)
George Gibson Simpson (Gibby) passed away, peacefully, on May 23, 2005, at 8:15 p.m. at the DRHC Pallative Care Unit at the age of 79. He leaves to mourn his wife Vera of 60 years; son Bill of Nacmine; daughter Patricia of Calgary; sister June of Drumheller. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Tina (Trochu), Billy Jr. Kash (Red Deer), Michael, David and Russell (Calgary), Tera (Ontario); as well as three great-grandchildren, Natasha, Jamie and Avery; numerous nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his son Terry of Nacmine. George worked in the mines at Nacmine and East Coulee for a number of years, later moving his family to Calgary. He was employed at the U of C for 10 years, and Richfield Building and Design up to his retirement in 1982. George enjoyed his antique cars and working around his yard and garden. It is George's request that no service be held. If desired, donations to the Pallative Care Unit DRH in his memory, or a charity of your choice. Personal Alternative Funeral Services entrusted with cremation.
Thompson -- Joanne Edith (Lesoway)
Joanne Edith (Lesoway) Thompson passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, B.C. on May 17, 2005 at the age of 36. Joanne grew up in Drumheller attending Central School and later at D.C.H.S. She married and later moved to Vancouver for the past eight years. Left to mourn are her mother and father Connie and Peter Lesoway, David Lesoway, and special friend Bonnie Howton of Drumheller; James Lesoway of Big Valley; her three children (Joey, Amanda, and Jasmine) and many cousins and friends. Memorial Service will be held at a later date for family and close friends.
Wynia -- John Henry August 30, 1947 - May 23, 2005
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John on May 23, 2005, at the age of 57 years. John endured a long struggle with cardiac disease until his final and peaceful sleep at a place he loved to be, our camping get-a-way west of Caroline, Alberta. John was a loving husband, father, brother and uncle who devoted his time to "his girls." helping Deb and volunteering when he could with the Morrin Lions Club and the Morrin Fire Dept. He was proud that he recently helped Terry and Troy "put the crop in." He was also very proud of the accomplishments of his daughters, Corinna and Jenna and his soon-to-be son-in-law, Lee. John recently had a special visit from his son, Jeremy, who came from New Brunswick to spend time with his dad, sisters, and Deb. John loved to visit with his many friends and family, and in recent months, his special helpers with Home Care, Continuing Care, and Helping Hands. John is survived by his devoted wife, Deb; his loving children, Corinna (Lee), Jenna, Jeremy, Michael and Melony; his sisters, Theresa (Jim) Davidson, Anne Hyndman (Larry), Shirley (Bill) Rodgers; his twin brother Dick (Dorothy); his brother-in-law, Case deJong; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Gerben (Pete), mother Aaltina (Tina), and sister Raelena, and his father-in-law, Vern Riggs. He will be missed by all. Funeral Services were held on Friday, May 27 at the Morrin Community Hall. Johnšs final resting place is in the Morrin Cemetery. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home have helped with final arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Drumheller Health Foundation (CT Scan or the Heart to Heart Program).