Gieck -- Oscar John 1922 - 2005
Oscar John Gieck passed away June 3, 2005 in Calgary at the Peter Lougheed Hospital. Oscar was born March 25, 1922 in Odessa, Russia. His family came to Canada when he was five years old and settled for a short time in Carbon. The family later moved eight miles west of Beiseker, where Oscar took most of his schooling at Scotia School, two miles from the family farm. Oscar married Anna Leah Kappes on May 2, 1948. Oscar and Anna farmed near Beiseker. Oscar enjoyed playing Rook with family and friends. His attitude was always upbeat and he enjoyed sharing jokes to lighten everyone's mood. He raised registered Hereford cattle for many years as well as grain farming. His favourite part of the farming was cattle, but as he got older, he grew to enjoy harvest most. Oscar was predeceased by daughter Judith and wife Anna. He leaves to cherish his memory sons, Greg (Carol), Randy (Susan), Terry (Kim); grandchildren Mark, Lorn (Janet), Corey, Travis, Alisha, Adam, Megan; great-grandchildren Judith and Theodore; sisters Erna (Elmer deceased), Elsie (Ed deceased), Violet (Walter deceased); brothers Albert (Irene), Bill (Loretta); numerous nieces and nephews; his church family, friends and neighbours. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church, interment followed in the Zion Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Gideon's, or the Canadian Heart and Stroke Association. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel are in care of the arrangements.
Walsh -- Robert David 1946 - 2005
On June 11, 2005, Robert (Bob) Walsh passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital. Bob was born in Nova Scotia and resided in Rosedale, AB. Bob is survived by his loving companion Shirley, his mother Frances, sister Wendy (Ray) of Picton, ON, his son Robert (Sandra) of Calgary, and daughters Tammy (Leonard) and Kathy (Mike) of Bonneyville, AB, and five grandchildren. Shirley's sons Rocky (Vanda), Rick (Nelianna), Rod (Jacqueline) and Jason and three grandchildren, and dear friends Walter and Pat Symowoniuk. Bob lived his life to the fullest. He was an avid reader and loved watching western movies. A Celebration of his Life will be held at Outlawıs in Rosedale, AB on Saturday, June 18, 2005 between 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6.
Daniels -- Alvie (Al) Emery
Alvie (Al) Emery Daniels passed away on June 26, 2005 at the age of 87 years. He will be remembered by his loving wife Iris and his four children Karen (Peter), Barry (Annette), Ian, and Shannon (Phil). Grandpa leaves behind seven grandchildren, Ernest, Todd, Michelle, Victor, Ken, Shannon and Caitlin; five step-grandchildren Claire, Rick, Nicky, Alana and Devon; 15 great-grand-children and three step-great-grand-children. He is also survived by his sisters, Hannah, Martha, Dolina, and brother Morgan. Al was predeceased by his parents Daniel and Artie May Daniels, brothers Pike and Luther, sister Maudie, and grandson Michael.
Al was born in Tees, Alberta and lived on the family farm until joining the Armed Forces and serving in WWII. When in England he met and married Iris, his wife of 61 years. Upon returning to Canada, they lived at the family farm in Tees and then moved to Drumheller in 1948 where they raised their family. Al was a Jack of all trades - farmer, truck driver, coal miner, salesman. After retirement he enjoyed many winters in Yuma, Arizona.
At Al's request there will be a family graveside service on July 4, 2005 with Pastor James Clark officiating. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements. If anyone wishes, donations may be made in Al's name to the Drumheller Health Complex for the CT Scanner.
Jorgensen -- James Albert (Jim) 1943 - 2005
Mr. James Albert (Jim) Jorgensen of Lethbridge, passed away Friday, June 24, 2005 at the age of 62 years, beloved husband of Nancy Jorgensen. Jim was born in Drumheller, Alberta on June 12, 1943. He grew up on a family farm near Rosebud, Alberta. Jim had a career in the agricultural industry as a grain buyer for Alberta Wheat Pool in the Acme/Linden/ Didsbury areas from which he retired in 1999. He and Nancy moved to Lethbridge in 2001 where they enjoyed their semi-retirement and woodworking and gardening together. Besides his loving wife Nancy, Jim is survived by his children Shaun Jorgensen and Mary Ann (Christopher) OıCoin; granddaughter Danielle Jorgensen; mother Mae Jorgensen, brother Neil (Roz) Jorgensen, sisters Phyllis (Bruce) Burgess and JoAnn (Sandy) Cunningham; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Jim was predeceased by his father Mads Jorgensen. A Memorial Service was on Monday, June 27, 2005 at Southminster United Church in Lethbridge. The Jorgensen family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital for their care and compassion. No flowers by request. Memorial donations are welcome to the Lethbridge Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 - 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.
Schmidt -- Howard Donald
Howard Donald Schmidt passed away on June 24, 2005 after a short battle with cancer at the age of 71 years. Loving husband to wife Irene for 51 years, father to daughters Beverly (Clifford) Doel and Maureen Schmidt, and grandfather to Allan Doel. Howard is also survived by his two sisters Patricia (Stan) Crooks, and Betty (John) Ferko; sisters-in-law Beverly Schmidt,Lily Fuchs, Edna (Emery) Falat; and brothers-in-law Albert (Lois) Fuchs, and John (Kathleen) Fuchs; along with numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Howard is predeceased by his two brothers Fred Schmidt and Newton Schmidt, along with sisters-in-law Mable Schmidt and Marge Fuchs, and brothers-in-law Harvey Emann
and Rueben Fuchs.
Howard was born in Drumheller December 17, 1933. He moved from Drumheller to Calgary and married Irene on May 23, 1954. They moved to B.C. for about a year before moving back to Alberta where Howard bought grain for Alberta Pacific while living in Countess, Alberta and later Arrowwood, Alberta. In 1967 they moved back to Drumheller where Howard worked at the Drumheller Institution until his retirement in May 1989.
Howard enjoyed all aspects of nature and the outdoors, including hunting, fishing and collecting rocks and fossils. He had a love for animals and enjoyed watching them in the wild with drives through the countryside where the sport became who spotted the most game and who spotted it first. He spent many a winter feeding the birds which seemed to spread the word to their friends as sometimes it was hard to keep up with the demand and the numbers that made their way to the feeders. He also enjoyed the animals he had as pets including the horses he owned while residing on the acreage and the dogs that made their way to their home over the years. Each had their place in his heart, the most recent being his good friend, Holly. Howard also enjoyed people and loved to play practical jokes. He had a soft spot for kids and always took time for them and included them in whatever was going on. His sense of humour, his kindness, his generosity and concern for others will be missed by those who knew him. A memorial service will be held at Drumheller Alliance Church on Wednesday, June 29, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations can be
made to The Gideon Bible Plan or the charity of one's choice. Courtney-Winterıs Funeral Home are in care of the arrangements. 823- 2666.
Storch -- Eve 1931 - 2005
Eve, beloved wife of John of Morrin, Alberta, passed away June 22, 2005 in the Drumheller Hospital. Born to Cap and Rena Thompson on March 24, 1931, Eve was predeceased by her parents, brother Joe and sister Alice, sons Gordon and Ted, and grandson John Bradley. During their 58 years together, Eve and John lived in Rumsey, Cavendish, Drumheller, Calgary, and retired to Morrin. Eve's gentle way, her sense of humour, and skills as a hostess will be missed by family and friends. During these years she was an active member of the Eastern Star and the United Church of Canada, and was a member of the Rumsey Royal Canadian Legion. Her love of music and talent at the piano was evident in the many students she taught, the years she played for church services, and the accompanying of soloists at countless occasions. One of her joys was providing advice to her great-grand-daughters who are learning the piano.
Eve worked at the Drumheller Associated Clinic and the Chinook Medical Clinic, where her contributions to the management of the clinics was appreciated and helped to create many lasting friendships. Her loves of all things chocolate, and cooking were appreciated by children of all ages. Eve was gifted at knitting, sewing, crocheting, quilting and tatting and many people benefited from her skills. Always one to enjoy a bad pun, a good party, a sing song, or games of any description, Eve's home was open to welcome family, friends and strangers. Her titles were many - Momma, G.G. (Great Grandma), Neighbour Lady, Aunty Eve - and she enjoyed saying that she was "Just Eve", with no middle name and teased every Adam she met.
Eve will be deeply missed by husband John, their family Diana and Ken Meller, Jim and MaryAnn, John and Nancy, Deborah and Rick Matheson, Val Duenk, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and extended family. A celebration of Eve's life was held at the Morrin Community Hall at 2:00 PM on Monday, June 27. If friends so desire, contributions may be made to the Drumheller Cancer Society or to the Drumheller CT Scan Project, in lieu of flowers. Arrangements entrusted to the Alderwoods Group, Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home of Drumheller. 823-2666.
Dedul -- Jacob (Jack) Peter 1926 - 2005
Jack, beloved husband of Blanche of Drumheller, Alberta passed away June 27, 2005 in the Drumheller Hospital at the age of 78. Jack will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Blanche, his two sons, Gordon and Robert, brother John, 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren along with many other family members and a multitude of friends. Jack was born in Hanna, Alberta on July 7, 1926. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. Jack worked on the oil rigs in Saskatchewan and Alberta until going into business for himself when he purchased Drum Auto Body. Jack's passion was water and he spent countless hours on the water either fishing, boating and water skiing. After retirement, Jack spent his time gardening and fishing and later in life picked up a new hobby when he purchased a computer. He was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion
in Drumheller and enjoyed his time spent with old friends in the clubroom. A celebration of Jackıs life was held at Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel on Saturday, July 2, 2005 with Rev. James Clarke officiating. Interment followed in the Drumheller Cemetery. Courtney Winter's Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.
Grenville -- Joan Dorothy 1925 - 2005
It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Joan Dorothy Grenville at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on June 22, 2005. Joan is survived by five daughters -- Lynda (Stuart), Judy, Rita (Paul), Susan and Ruth; her sister Pat in England and her brother Ray in Ontario; and five grandchildren Debby, Michael, Regan, Timothy and Courtney. She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence in 1972 and brother Ivan in 1977. She leaves behind many other loving family members and friends who will remember her strength and her support, a fondness for books and country music, as well a fine game of Scrabble.
Joan was born on December 6, 1925 in Ashford, Kent and worked in a nursery for children during WWII. She met her future husband at a dance during the war and, after a short courtship, they were married. She arrived in Canada in March 1946 as a war bride and settled in the Morrin area, where her entry into Canadian culture was supported by the generosity and kindness of the local community. She adapted quickly to life on the farm and became a mother shortly thereafter. In 1960, the family moved back to England for a brief period before returning to central Alberta. In Innisfail, Joan and her husband operated a coin laundry for several years and then moved to Olds where she was actively involved with the Anglican church. In 1973, after her husbandıs death, she moved to Red Deer, where she worked and lived for the latter period of her life. Upon retirement, she enjoyed the new opportunity to travel with close friends. Joan was diagnosed with dementia in June 2000; she resided in several care facilities to receive treatment for this condition and was well looked after at Bethany Collegeside just before her passing.
The family would welcome donations to The Alzheimers Society (branch local to donors) in her name. A funeral service for Joan Grenville was held on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at St Lukeıs Anglican Church, 4929 54 Street, Red Deer, at 1:30 pm. Sympathies can be forwarded to the family at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. In living memory of the late Joan Dorothy Grenville, a tree will be planted in the Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium Memorial Tree Park. Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 67A Street, Red Deer, AB T4P 3V9. For further information please call toll free 1-800-481-7421.
Holm -- Eric
Eric Holm, long time resident of Drumheller, passed away on June 28, 2005 at the Drumheller Health Centre at the age of 95. Eric is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Helen; by his sons Gordon (Leslie) and Stuart (Mary); by his daughter Barb (Barry); and by his grandchildren Rob, Jennifer, Johnathan Holm, Rebecca and Sarah Martini, and Jeff and Angela Deane.
Eric was born in Finland and came to Canada at the age of two with his family, settling at Sicamous, B.C. He started his career at the Canadian Pacific Railway Hotel in Sicamous, and soon after worked at the Chateau Lake Louise and Palliser Hotel in Calgary. In 1942 he joined the Navy and spent the next three and a half years as Stoker Petty Officer on the mine sweeper Malpeque, convoying ships to England and later clearing the English Channel of mines prior to the D-Day Invasion.
On March 26, 1945 Eric married Helen Hood in Calgary. They moved to Drumheller in July 1948, where Eric began his long career as a power engineer with Alberta Power Ltd. For numerous years Eric was an active member of the Navy League of Canada, Royal Canadian Legion and the Masonic Lodge.
Eric had many interests in life. These included -- hunting and fishing with his sons and dog Freckles; spending time at their cabin on Shuswap Lake, B.C.; travelling to Vancouver Island to enjoy the ocean front and watch the cruise ships on the inside passage; and visiting the mountains in and around Canmore to enjoy the mountain scenery and lengthy trains. Eric was an avid reader, appreciating a good western, history books and keeping current by reading the Calgary Herald front to back. Most of all he enjoyed time spent with his family. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Doctors Olfert and Neffgen and the medical and nursing staff at the Drumheller Health Centre for their excellent care. Thank you also to the staff at Sunshine Lodge, where Eric lived this past year. A memorial service was held on June 30, 2005 with Rev. Jan Stevenson officiating. Thank you to the Navy League, Masonic Lodge, and Royal Canadian Legion members for the final Honour Guard. Donations in Eric's memory may be made to the Drumheller Health Centre CT Scan Project (351 - 9th St. N.W., Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1).
Hunter -- May Margaret 1914 - 2005
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, May Margaret Hunter on July 3, 2005 in Drumheller. May was born May 5, 1914 to Joseph and Agnes Adams in Burmis, Alberta. At a very young age the Adams family moved to the Drumheller Valley. May took all of her schooling here. On May 4, 1935 May married Alfred B. Hunter. They had three children, and May enjoyed being a homemaker and raising their children. May was a member of the Catholic Womenıs League, choir member and a devoted parish member. One of Mayıs passions was the game of bridge, and she belonged to a bridge club, she also enjoyed flowers, gardening and was a wonderful baker. May loved to spend time with her family, and had a great sense of humour up to the end. "Good night and God Bless You Mom/Grandma" May leaves to cherish her memory son, Wilf (Paddy) Hunter of Drumheller, grandchildren, Jennifer Shaw, Christy Schmidt, Alf Hunter, great grandchildren, Sigourny Shaw, Pelly Shaw, Hunter Ann Schmidt, Christian Robert Schmidt, daughter, Elizabeth (Bren) Jones of Calgary, grandchildren, Bryn Jones, Jennifer Dorosh, Daniel Jones, great grandchildren, Clayton & Alexandra Dorosh, daughter, Mary Anne (Nelson) Vickers, grandchildren, Elizabeth Zacharuk, Camille Vickers, Erin Vickers, Cassandra Vickers, Blake Vickers, and Shawna (Monique); great grandchildren, Sydney, Peyton, and Cayden Zacharuk. May was predeceased by her husband Alfred B. Hunter in 1982, mother 1969, father 1932, and brother James. Prayer Vigil will be held July 7, Thursday evening at 7:00 P.M. from St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, funeral mass will be held Friday July 8, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. from St.Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, interment to follow in the Drumheller
Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Lung Association. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements. The Family of May Hunter wishes to thank the Staff of the Sunshine Lodge and the Drumheller Health Centre (Acute Care) for all of their care and compassion.
Moore -- Judith Ann (nee Dauben) 1945 - 2005
It is with great sorrow that we announce the loss of our dearly beloved wife and sister. After many years of serious health problems, Judy died suddenly June 28, 2005, three months after open heart surgery. Born in Saskatoon in 1945, she taught school there before marrying Gerry on July 3, 1971. Just short of 34 years ago, forming a life partnership to which she was deeply devoted. Judy and Gerry lived in Saskatoon and Calgary, retiring to Drumheller in 2001. They shared many happy times together despite her health challenges, which she faced with grace and courage, and without complaint. Judy was a person of faith, bright and loving, with a quick wit and the gift of humor. She will be greatly missed, as well, for her sense of fun and spontaneity, her writing ability, and her big heart.
Judy is survived by her husband, Gerald Moore of Drumheller, sister Lois Dauben of Calgary and numerous other family members. Judy was predeceased by her parents, Jerry and Rachel Dauben. The family would like to thank Dr. Liz Racz and staff from the Drumheller Health Centre for their care and kindness. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, July 2, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. from St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church with Father Burke Hoshka as celebrant, interment followed in the Drumheller Cemetery. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Homes were in care of the arrangements.