Jackson -- Louise Lillian (nee Landry)
Louise Jackson passed away suddenly on Monday, August 1, 2005 at the age of 62 years. Louise will be lovingly remembered by her children Robert (Diep), Ken (Lisa), Darcy (Janet), and Michelle (Sean); grandchildren, Jeannie, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Justine, Christopher, Michael, Melissa, Dylan and Taylor. She will also be dearly missed by her sisters Annie and Janette, brother Albert, their families, and many other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Frank, and her parents, Joseph and Lillian Landry. She was laid to rest in Drumheller Cemetery, next to her beloved husband, on Saturday, August 6, 2005. If you wish, donations can be made to S.T.A.R.S. (1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7).
Marshall -- Ernest 1913 - 2005
Ernest Marshall was born February 10, 1913 and passed away in Hanna, AB August 4, 2005 at the age of 92. He will be missed but forever remembered by his loving wife of 62 years, Darlene and their 5 children. Reginald (Bernice), Kenneth (Linda), Terrence (Rose), Wendy Hannah (Jerry), Murray (Barbara), 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. As well as a sister Gladys Lewis, brother Bert Marshall and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Dan and Grace Marshall, sister Lily Kanik, brothers Fred and Nick Marshall and a daughter Penny Deugo. Ernie was born near Craigmyle on the family farm. He attended Georgetown school until Gr. 8 then worked on the farm. He married Darlene Foye on March 19, 1942. After their marriage Ernie worked in the North American Coal Mine in Drumheller and was in the army for a short period before he was called back to the mines. Ernie took over the farm from his dad in 1950. Many happy hours were spent working the land. He retired and moved to Delia in 1975 where he enjoyed many leisure hours curling, fishing, camping and golfing while still maintaining his connection with the farm. He enjoyed spending time playing cards with his friends and family and always looked forward to the spaghetti dinners. He was able to travel to Hawaii, Alaska and many trips out to the West Coast visiting relatives. He was an active member of the Delia Elks Lodge and Senior Centre. Due to failing health Ernie and Darlene moved to the Hanna Lodge in April of 2005. Service of remembrance was held Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at the Delia Community Centre at 1:00 p.m. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Hanna Ladies Auxiliary, Box 23, Hanna, AB. T0J 1P0 or a charity of your choice. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, Hanna 854-5400
Wozney -- Nicholas Browning
On August 5, 2005, Mr. Nicholas Browning Wozney of Drumheller formerly of Redwater, AB passed away at the age of 88 years. Survived by his loving family; wife, Anne; daughter, Dr. Sharon (Bruce) Murdoch of Provo, Utah; son, Darvin Wozney of Calgary, AB; grandchildren, Max Nicholas (Marlene) Gibb, Candace (Trent) May, Angi (Cyril) Hirsche; seven great-grandchildren, Teague Nicholas May, Nicholas Gibb, C.J. Hirsche, Ryleigh Ruth May, Shae Gibb, Alaina Gibb, Sachi Hirsche. Predeceased by his three brothers and four sisters. Nicholas was fondly nicknamed ³Liberal,² for his devotion to the Liberal party of Alberta and Canada. This nickname suited him well for his love and big heart as he served others. Throughout his life he worked hard to make a better life for his family. For 60 years he was an Alberta hotel man owning three hotels -- Winfield, Elk Point and East Coulee. During his last days in the Drumheller Health Centre he was so appreciative of his excellent care by Dr. Vacy Lyle and the entire Acute Care nursing staff as well as Diana Capon. Funeral Service was held Tuesday, August 9 at 1:30 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709-111 Avenue. Interment to follow in St. Clare's Cemetery, Redwater, AB. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made directly to Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/NWT, Edmonton District Unit, 1200 College Plaza, 8215 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8. To send condolences, visit www.parkmemorial.com Park Memorial Edmonton 426-0050 Family Owned Funeral Home, Crematorium, Reception Centre
Gillespie -- William (Bill) George
Bill passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on August 10, 2005 at the age of 76 years. Bill is survived by his loving wife Bernice; two sons Tom (Tracy), Tim (Denise); one daughter Tammy (Shawn); seven grandchildren Janine, Natasha, Kyle, Ryan, Michelle, Madison and Jacob. He is also survived by his brother Everet Gillespie of P.E.I. Bill was predeceased by his brother Howard. Bill was born in Clyde River, P.E.I. At the age of 15, he ventured west to Alberta in search of a better life. On arrival, he worked numerous jobs including ranch hand for Stringer Ranchıs and transport driver for Arts Transport. Saving enough money to earn an automotive trade at S.A.I.T., he finally settled in Bowness where he owned and operated the Bowness Shell Service Station until his retirement. Bill was quite active within the community, leading the Boy Scout 42 Troup and the Bowness Jr. Chamber of Commerce. Bill was also an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 238.
The family would like to thank Billıs caregivers at Unit 62 of the Foothills Hospital. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at visitation at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queenıs Park Cemetery) on Monday, August 15, 2005 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service was held at FOSTERıS GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 4 Street N.W., Calgary on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. with interment following at Drumheller Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.mem.com FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM Directors. Telephone -- 297-0888. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial www.fostersgardenchapel.com
Holden -- Reginald James Frederick
Reginald James Frederick Holden, of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Friday, August 19, 2005 at the age of 77 years. Reg will be lovingly remembered by his children, Reg (Barbara) Holden Jr., Michael (Pat) Holden, Janet (Frank) Rozsa, Robert (Wendy) Holden and Wendy (Frank) Faubert; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters -- Derrick, Colin, John, Joy and Carol; as well as numerous extended family and friends. Reg was predeceased by his loving wife Sylvia; brothers Anthony and Ronald.
A funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 2 p.m. with interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. A special thank you to Dr. Christopher Doig, nurses and staff at the Foothills Hospital ICU unit. If so desired, a memorial tribute in Reg's name may be made directly to the charity of oneıs choice. To email expressions of sympathy -- email@example.com. Subject heading -- Reg Holden. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY, 17 Ave. S.E. at Garden Road (1.5 km east of 84th Street S.E.), telephone (403) 272-5555.
Moench -- Katherine O.
Katherine O. Moench, nee Bish, left her family on earth to join her family above on Friday, August 19, 2005 after a short and bitter battle with cancer. Katherine was born on the family ranch near Kalispell in Flathead City, Montana seventy-four years ago. Katherine was predeceased by her only son, Ken (Red) (Leanne) Moench; her parents, Cory and Sophia Bish; four of her five brothers and her five sisters. She is survived by her husband, Ken; daughters, Kerry (Louis) Storms, Rich Valley, AB and Kathy Ellen (Kyle) Beebe, Kobar, USA; special daughters Leanne (Jim) Sorenson, Endiang, AB; Shannon (Lance) Sambell, Stony Plain, AB, and Kathy (Rick) Weich, Hanna, AB; her two beloved grandchildren:
Tyrell and Kaylah Beebe; a sister/niece Myrna Pat Parr and one brother, Gary Bish, both of Washington State. Katherine also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews each of whom were special to her. Katherine had a love for the arts and enjoyed reading, music of all kinds, and painting. In the last years, she struggled to continue doing fancywork as her eyesight failed. Katherine's final wishes will be met later this week with a memorial/wake. Details to follow. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to STARS, the World Wildlife Fund, or the charity of your choice.
Ross -- Elizabeth (Beth) (MacGillivray) 1913 - 2005
Passed peacefully on July 28, 2005. She was predeceased by her husband Douglas Ross, and by Angus MacGillivray, and is survived by her children -- Bob Ross (Susan), Helen Webster (John), Colin Ross (Erica), Jim Ross (Faye), and Jean Wilmshurt (Dan); her brother Morris Stevenson (Jean), and sister-in-law Margaret Stevenson. Her great love was her family, which also included five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She will live with us through our memories of wonderful times shared with her. She requested that no memorial service be held; there will be a private family gathering. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Douglas Ross Bursary Fund at the UVic School of Music, the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation -- Extended Care Unit, or to a charity of your choice. For their love and kindness, our thanks go to the staff at Saanich Peninsual ECU, to Dr. Ewin Cadger, and to Dr. Donna Cuthbert. Upon Bethıs request, her ashes will be buried at the Drumheller Cemetery.
Berglund -- Gerald Frederick
Gerald F. Berglund, 78, former resident of Drumheller and long-time teacher in Fresno, California schools, passed away on August 23, 2005. He will be lovingly remembered by his sister Irma Clark and her daughters Tannis (John) Wing, Wendy (John) MacDonald, Elizabeth Clark, and her son Roger (Nicky) Clark; sister Doris Wyber and her daughters Patti (Chris) Burton, Joanne (Robin) Walker, and her son, Kim (Gwen) Smith; sister Gunnell Jorden and her daughter Kathryn (Brad) Oliver. And by his sister-in-law Helen Berglund and her daughters Karen Cameron, Kathy (Floyd) Lachapelle; and her son Scot (Evelyn) Berglund. Also by many great-nieces, great-nephews, their children, and numerous friends in California, Canada, Great Britain, and Poland. Gerald was predeceased by his brother Runo Berglund in 1986 and his niece Marcia Olsen in 1996. Born in Drumheller, Alberta, he was an active member of the Church of the Nazarene and was involved in music, festivals, school choirs and church choirs. As a young man, he went to the US to attend Pasadena College (now Point Loma Nazarene University), graduating with a bachelorıs degree in English. He completed his master's degree in education at Western Oregon University. Former students and friends will remember his legendary study trips to the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. A lover of music, he was chorus master of the Fresno Opera Association and music director for several churches including College Community Church-Mennonite Brethren where he served 19 years. Following retirement, he taught literature for seven years at Nicholas Copernicus University in Poland. Gerald will be remembered for his enthusiasm for life, his devotion to his family, his love of music, and his passion for teaching. A memorial service was held in Fresno, California, August 29, 2005. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive, San Diego, California 92106.
Finkbiner -- Melford Robert (Mel)
Melford Robert Finkbiner passed away suddenly at his home in St. Catharines, Ontario on August 27, 2005 at the age of 65 years. Beloved husband of Angi; loving father and grandfather of daughter Melanie (Robert) Petryk and their children Anika and Austin -- son Trevor (Tory) Haynes and their children Clayton and Lauryn, daughter Melinda (Michael) Nodwell and their children Liam, Jack, Madeleine, and Babes all of Calgary; step-sons Omar (Rania) Dogan of Mississauga; Wesley Dogan of St. Catharines; brother of Bill (Lorraine) Finkbiner and sister Holly (Kevan) Guterson of Drumheller, Alberta. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law Dawn Finkbiner and Marion Finkbiner and his parents-in-law Loda Bernardy and Fritz Bernardy, as well as many nieces and nephews. Mel was predeceased by his parents Albert and Dorothy Finkbiner and by brothers Ronald and Victor Finkbiner. He will be sadly missed by his many family and friends. Funeral Service will take place on Friday, September 2nd at 1:00 PM at Knox United Church, 195 3rd Ave East in Drumheller, with the Rev. Jan Stevenson officiating. Interment to follow in The Drumheller Cemetery. A time of fellowship will be held at the Drumheller Inn Banquet Room following the interment. Donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. 403-823-2666.
Hickey -- Orlo Viola (Flett) 1915 - 2005
Orlo Viola Hickey (Flett) passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Hospital on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at the age of 90 years. She was born in the Handhills on April 10, 1915 to Lester and Mildred Flett. She took her schooling in the Handhills. On October 17, 1945 she married Lawrence Hickey of Morrin, Alberta. They resided in Morrin where Orlo was a hairdresser. At the age of 70 she retired and she and Lawrence moved to Drumheller where they enjoyed their retirement years. In May of 1993 Lawrence passed away. Orlo continued to live in their home until 2002 when she moved to the Sunshine Lodge. She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence, her parents Lester and Mildred Flett (McDonald), brothers Elmer, Marvin, Ralph, Dale, Lloyd and Gordon and sisters Olive Cosgrave, Mary McNabb and Ilene Courtney. Left to mourn her passing are her children Bernadette (John) Edwards of Fairfax, VA and Gordon of Ponoka, AB, her brother Orval of Handhills, AB, sister June (Leslie) Campbell of Calgary, AB, sistes-in-law Aileen Flett and Jean Flett, Didsbury, AB; Bernadette (Jacques) Vatin of Paris, France, Inez Hickey of Okotoks, AB and many nieces, nephews and friends. She will be greatly missed. Prayer service was held at St. Anthonyıs Catholic Church on Sunday, August 28 at 7:00 PM. Funeral mass was held at St. Anthony's on Monday, August 29 at 11:00 AM. Interment was held at Drumheller cemetery. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Sunshine Lodge in Drumheller, AB. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Homes were in care of the arrangements.
Dodd -- Nora 1913 - 2005
Nora Dodd passed away Monday, September 5, 2005 in the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital at the age of 92 years. She was born at home near Botha, Alberta on June 27, 1913, the eldest child of Clinton and Lily Morgan. Nora and her husband Alvin farmed several years in the Springwater District north of Delia, Alberta after their marriage in 1939. They moved to the Grande Prairie area in 1964 and farmed north of Clairmont until their retirement in 1975. Upon retirement, Nora and Alvin moved into Grande Prairie. After Alvin's death, Nora lived a year in Pioneer Lodge and two years at the Grande Prairie Care Centre. Nora is survived by her four children Lorrain (Tom) Glendinning, Bernard, Russell (Mary), and Brian Dodd; ten grandchildren Geoff, Stephen (Marnie) and Kathy Glendinning, Laurie, Trevor (Bernadette), Mark, Elizabeth, Corey (Sherry), Danica and Derek Dodd. She is also survived by one sister Iva Jervis of Stettler, brother-in-law Archie Dodd of Red Deer, sister-in-law June Dodd of Drumheller, sister-in-law Ruth Dodd of Olds, daughter-in-law Pat Dodd and several nieces and nephews. Nora was predeceased by her husband Alvin in August 2001, her parents Clinton and Lily Morgan, two sisters Clara Morgan and Helen Hart, brothers Howard, Clarence and Clinton, daughter-in-law Janet Dodd of Sexsmith and several nieces and nephews. A funeral services will be held at 1 P.M., Friday, September 9, 2005 at the Clairmont United Church with Pastor Mary Blackburn officiating. Interment will follow at the Emerson Trail Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation. Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 10005 - 107 Ave., Grande Prairie, AB T8V 1L8 (780) 532-2929 "Dedciated Service Since 1915"
Farmer -- Dorothy Irene 1938 - 2005
Dorothy Irene Farmer passed away on September 6, 2005 at the age of 67 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Glen and his wife Lora and her two precious grandchildren, Taylor and Jackson, her best friend Ken Griffin. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive her. Her parents Wilfred and Rihle, her daughter Shannon, brothers Vern, Babe and Frank, three grandchildren Amanda Gross, Mackenzie and Garrison Farmer, preceased Dorothy. Dorothy was born in Bassano, AB on May 29, 1938, and then moved to Drumheller where she worked as a telephone operator and raised her family. For many years she also worked at the Drumheller Museum, which strengthened her love for the Valley. Dorothy loved to paint and craft. Attending to her flowers and watching them blossom always brightened her days. Services were held on September 12, 2005 at Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel. Pastor James Clark officiated. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. If anyone so desires, donations can be made in Dorothy's name to the Drumheller Health Foundation towards the CT Scanner.
Keddy -- Clifford Sr. 1925 - 2005
In loving memory of Clifford Keddy Sr., born November 8, 1925 in Enfield, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully at Bethany Long Term Care, Camrose, Alberta at the age of 79 years. He is survived by his daughters Frances Hill (Melakie), Betty MacDonald (Forest), Winnie Byrt (Barry), and Kimberly Hill (Phil); son Clifford Keddy Jr. (Charlotte); 11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Ciff was predeceased by his wife Violet, sister Lillian, and brother Lewis. Burgar Funeral Home Camrose in care of arrangements. (780) 672-2121.
Richardson -- Carol (Lecuyer) 1945 - 2005
Carol Irene (Lecuyer) Richardson was born on June 26, 1945 in Drumheller, Alberta and passed away at the Stettler Hospital on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at the age of 60 years. Predeceased by her mother Lorna Irene Duncan; step-father Robert (Happy) Mepham; and brother Clinton Stanley Mepham; Carol is survived by her children, Brett (Helen) Lecuyer, Lauralee Lecuyer and Alanna Lecuyer (Ervin); step-father Jack Duncan; four brothers, Clifford Mepham, Blaine (Barbara) Mepham, Brad (Anita) Mepham and Ron (Wendy) Mepham; sister Arla Mepham; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many good friends. Funeral services were held on Friday, September 9, 2005 in the Heartland
Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, Alberta with Rev. Harold Hunter officiating. Special music selections recorded by Elvis Presley were played, 'Amazing Grace', 'How Great Thou Art' and 'There Will Be Peace In The Valley For Me'. Interment took place in the Lake View Cemetery, Stettler, Alberta near her mother. Following the service, family and friends gathered for a time of sharing and light refreshments prepared and served by Stettler Royal Purple. Memorial donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0. Stettler Funeral Home and Crematorium, 742-3422, entrusted with the care and arrangements.
Domingo -- Adrian Michael 1928 - 2005
Surrounded by his loving wife, children, and grandchildren, Adrian Domingo passed away peacefully on Friday Sept 16 at Foothills Hospital after a two year bout with cancer. Adrian was born in Bangalore, India, the third of four children of Peter and Magdalene Domingo. Following his university education he began his teaching career in Ethiopia where his new bride Merle joined him. After a few years in England, the family immigrated to northern Alberta and eventually settled in Drumheller for 32 years. Adrian was a respected and esteemed English teacher who honored each individual student's potential and uniqueness. He retired in 1989 and moved to Calgary in 1997. Adrian was predeceased by his brother Patrick. He is survived by his dearly loved sisters Mary (Minnie) and Hyacinth both in India. He and his devoted wife Merle just celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary along with children Nimi and Paul Bowman, Ravi Domingo and Elana Sabajon, Prem and Claudia Domingo, Leela Domingo, and Vijay and Suzanne Domingo. He was devoted to his beloved grandchildren Maia, Jarod, Gloria, Jadon, Anu, and Adrianna. Adrian's priority was his family and he will be fondly remembered for his wisdom, compassion, commitment, integrity, and selflessness. He took great joy in the celebration of birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions. His warmth, affection, humour, and love have given all his family many beautiful memories of this wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Adrian was a dedicated servant of God who endeavoured with all his heart to follow in the footsteps of Jesus whom he loved. He was committed to daily prayer, meditation, and devotion. He was faithful to the Church and to the sacraments, especially the Eucharist which he regarded as God's greatest gift. He was a fabulous gardener whose glorious flowers reflected his tender care and attention. He taught all who knew him by his example especially in the last hours of his life. As he prepared for his death he drew his family close to him and gave of himself. He reminded them that the answers to your questions will be placed within your heart. Above all, his final hours proclaimed, "Be Not Afraid." Relatives and friends were invited to Prayers and Tributes at Ascension Catholic Church, Calgary (1100 Berkshire Blvd NW) on Tuesday Sept 20th , 2005 at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 21st, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. also at Ascension Catholic Church. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In keeping with Adrianıs sincere passion to help the poor, in lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to -- Doctors Without Borders (402-720 Spadina Ave, Toronto ON M5S 2T9), Child Care International (Box 2099, Springhill N.S. B0M 1X0) or ESK OMI (Box 159 St. Norbert, MB R3V 1L6). In living memory of Adrian Domingo, a tree will be planted by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone -- (403) 276-2296.