Walker- Menegozzo -- Cynthia
It is with great sadness and sorrow we announce the passing of my darling mother, Cynthia Menegozzo, on October 1, 2005 at the age of 83. Cynthia was born in Drumheller and in her later years moved to Sicamous, B.C. She was known as a talented piano player and in her earlier years had a dance band in Drumheller. She was predeceased by her late husband Bruno Menegozzo, and is survived by her daughter Dianne (Peter); granddaughters Shelley (Rod), Melissa (Wade); and great-grandson Christopher. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the Kristensen Family care Home, Sorrento, B.C., for their love and wonderful care they gave to Cynthia. A private memorial service will be held. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Fischerıs Funeral Services and Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm, B.C.
Cole -- Mabel (nee Morrison) 1925 - 2005
Mabel Cole (Morrison) passed away at the Drumheller Hospital on Friday, October 14, 2005. She was born on March 14, 1925 in Delia, Alberta to parents Jock and Nellie Morrison.
At an early age the family moved to Morrin where Jock was a grain buyer with Pioneer Grain. Mum loved to play sports as a youngster. In the summer, during WWII, Mabel and her friend 'Stick', along with Betty Byer, played in the Morrin All-Girls Orchestra. They entertained at many of the local community dances, Mabel merrily banging on her drums. She first met the man who would become the love of her life, Bill Cole, at one of these dances in Orkney. While Bill was serving in the war, Mabel moved to Calgary, working for the Bank of Nova Scotia with her new found friend, Val Sanders. Mabel, Bill, Val and her husband Bob forged a friendship that lasted a lifetime.To this day, their children are great friends.
Bill made an honest woman out of "Mibs" when they were married in a double ceremony with her sister Janet and Alfred Fiske in 1946.
Mabel and Bill were true Stampeder football fans as they had season tickets from that day forward until Mum moved to Drumheller. Bill and Mabel were keenly involved in promoting the Calgary Stampede and served on many different Stampede committees. They had great fun while doing this as evidenced by their two baby boomer children born in midApril, obviously conceived during the 'Stampede Rush'. Mabel found her dream job as the Convention Counselor for the Calgary Tourist and Convention Association promoting the city she loved, all over North America. One of Mum's favorite duties was presenting the famous 'White Hat' awards to
hundreds of dignitaries. During that time, Bill became partner in Jet-Away Tours, which specialized in charter flights to Hawaii. Bill and Mabel had fabulous memories of their many trips to Hawaii and 'paradise' will never be the same. Mum loved to curl and with her women's team won the Ladies Club Championship for 5 straight years at the Glencoe Club in Calgary then later teamed up with her son Greg, Mike Borwick and Mike Frolek to throw lead rocks for many years in the Farmers Bonspiel in Drumheller. Bill's retirement to the family farm in Orkney was sadly cut short. Greg took over the farm shortly after his fatherıs passing. Judy followed a couple of years later and married Michael Borwick. Mum could not stand missing out on all the fun so followed her children and bought a house in Nacmine. She was not satisfied with just having a normal retirement, so she went on to pioneer the Bed and Breakfast industry in the Drumheller Valley. Besides opening her home to hundreds of families for over 10 years, Mum also volunteered on the Drumheller Stampede Board, Passion Play Board, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and she continued to make others happy until just a couple months ago with the Continuing Care at the hospital.
Mum is survived by daughter Judy (Michael), son Greg (Maggie), grandchildren Spencer (Ria), Matthew and Holly, great granddaughter Sarah Jane, sisters Mary 'Bunty' Morrison, Janet Fiske, Edith Wise and brother Jack (Betty) Morrison, sister-in-law Kathleen Cole and her extended family Bev, Linda, Eileen, Debbie, Donna and Karen. Mabel was predeceased by her parents Jock and Nellie Morrison, her cherished husband Bill and best friends Bob and Val Sanders. Thank you to the wonderful Home Care staff, Dr. Graham and Dr. Racz, and especially the nursing staff of the Palliative Care room at the Drumheller Hospital.
Services will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at the Church of the Nazarene, 627 6th St. in Drumheller at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor James Clark officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Nacmine Community Hall, 119 3rd St., Nacmine, AB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Preceptor Lambda Chapter, c/o Dorothy Bergos, 868 2 Ave W., Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y3. These funds will be bestowed in Mabel's name to local charities. Personal Alternative Funeral Services Calgary 1-888-216-5111
Trout -- Erma Gwendolyn 1911 - 2005
Erma was born at Stettler, Alberta on June 1, 1911. She passed away in the Hanna Nursing Home on Saturday, October 8, 2005. She spent her early life in the Gopher Head - Springwater and Farrell Lake Districts. She married Frank Trout in 1929. In 1934, the family moved to the Puncke place - the site of the Old Stonelaw Post Office. She continued to live there until November 1995, when she moved to Manor #1 in Hanna. In February 2001, she moved to the Hanna Nursing Home where she resided until her passing.
Erma's family would like to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to the staff at the Nursing Home for the loving care shown to their mom.
Erma is survived by her children Gwen Unsworth (Roy), Audrey Kingcott (Harold), Gloria and Bob Herzog, Glen and Wendy Trout, Tiny and Carl Nemetz, Betty and Robert Ridley, Faith and Ted Crowle, David and Barb Trout, Darrell and Connie Trout, Marilyn and Bob Muhlbeier, and Tim and Dixie Trout. She is survived by 48 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren. Daughter-in-law Glenda Trout; sister Alberta Uttley (Stettler, AB); sister-in-law Bev Swaintston; as well as a large number of nieces, nephews and their families.
Erma was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1987; daughter Carolyn in 1991; sons Austin in 1993, Arthur in 1997, and Lyman in 2005; grandsons Blaine Trout in 1968, Gordon Ridley in 1986, and Gary Trout in 1997; her parents Dolly and Henry Swaintston; sister Merle Gamble; brothers Buster, Fred, Carl, and Glen; sons-in-law Roy Unsworth and Harold Kingcott; sister-in-law Vera Swaintston; and daughter-in-law Vicky Trout.
Funeral services were held October 13, 2005 at the Delia Community Hall with Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home in charge. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Hanna Long Term Care, P.O. Box 730, Hanna, AB T0J 1P0, or to the charity of your choice.
Beeton -- Berkley March 22, 1934 - October 13, 2005
It is with great sadness that the family of Berkley Allen Beeton announce his passing on Thursday, October 13, 2005 at the age of 71 years following a brief bout with cancer.
Berkely was a multi-talented man who was comfortable on a combine, in control working under the hood of a car, at ease on the back of a horse, smiling as he worked on wood, relaxed as he tooled leather. He loved it all! His most recent and prideful accomplishment was the fact that he remained well enough to do his part in this fallıs final harvest. This was one of his happiest times of the year and he was very grateful that he remained a vital part of it. Berkely's first and greatest love was his family and he is survived by his loving wife Janina, son Ralph (Dianne), daughter Jackie (Dave), and son Roger (Leah), as well as his six grandchildren and his two great-grandchildren. Berkely touched the lives of many and leaves behind a large group of family and friends who will deeply mourn his passing. Memorial services were held Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Knox United Church, Three Hills, Alberta, with interment at Swalwell Cemetery. Arrangements in care of SUNSET FUNERAL SERVICE, Linden, (403) 546-3903.
Pozzo -- Gino 1922 - 2005
Mr. Gino Pozzo passed away at the Drumheller Regional Health Complex on October 22, 2005. Born on April 14, 1922, he leaves to celebrate his life and keep him in memory; daughter Brenda (and Mac) Jones of Drumheller; sons, Roger (Nancy, Willie and Lisa) of Medicine Hat, Ronald, Richard (Kimberley, Natalie and Joel), and Barry of Drumheller. He was predeceased by a daughter, Beverly in 1990, and his wife, Luby in 1998. Mr. Pozzo is also survived by a brother, Charlie (and Stella) of Brooks, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Pozzo would always be seen riding his bike in most any direction out of the Valley, often wearing his flower bedecked straw hat, and often accompanied by his 'fleet' of dogs, scouting the roadsides for any items of interest just to get out and enjoy the fresh air. His hobbies included working on and fixing bicycles, and his vegetable garden was second to none, where heıd spend countless hours, babying his garden and greenhouse. He was well known for his sunny disposition, his optimism and his willingness to help everyone in his neighborhood. A private family service will be held with Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and/or S.T.A.R.S.
Spooner -- Bella Marjorie 1922 - 2005
Bella Marjorie Spooner of Hythe, AB, formerly long-time resident of Calgary, passed away at the Beaverlodge Hospital on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at the age of 83 years. Bella was born on October 31, 1922 in Carstairs, AB. Whatever Bella did, she did her best and it was always the best. She will be sadly missed by her two daughters, Ellen (Dave) Corea of Dawson Creek, B.C., and Donna (Doug) Thomson of Grande Prairie, AB; two step-sons, Grant (Dixie) Spooner of Drumheller, AB, and Brent Spooner of Victoria, B.C.; nine grandchildren, Kelly (Terry), Christopher, Lee, Michael, Tyler, Heidi, Barbara, Nichelle, and Darren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and many friends. She is also survived by a brother Bill Hunter; two sisters, Eileen Lauder and Connie Kirkby; sister-in-law Betty Hunter, and brother-in-law Bill Spooner. Bella was predeceased by her husband Joe and brother Bud.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAYıS, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 2 PM. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Hythe and Pioneer District Home, Box 388, Hythe, AB T0H 2C0, Telephone (780) 356-3077, or directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, #201, 222 - 58 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone -- (403) 290-0110. In living memory of Bella Spooner, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone -- (403) 243-8200.
Swain -- Charles Lewis 1922 - 2005
Charles Lewis Swain, beloved husband of Patricia Swain, passed away peacefully at the Continuing Care Unit of the Drumheller Hospital on Wednesday, October 19, 2005. Charles was born June 22, 1922 in Calgary, AB to Lewis and Lottie Swain. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Donald and Marwood. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia; sons Patrick (Claudeen), Michael (Jennifer); and daughter Dawn (Dave); grandchildren Garrett, Reid, Erin, Leah and Benjamin.
Charles moved to the Valley at the age of six months, and with the exception of his college years in Edmonton and his service with the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII, he spent his life in Drumheller. Upon his return from WWII, he went into the insurance business with his father, and over the years, other businesses were added - travel agency, real estate office and campground, to name a few. During his lifetime he was involved with the Chamber of Commerce, Kinsmen Club, Tourism Alberta, and was a champion of many community building ventures. His leisure time was spent in the field where his passion for hunting and fishing was legendary.
A special thanks to all the wonderful staff who cared for Charles and the Continuing Care Centre for the past seven years. A memorial service will be held in Drumheller at the St. Magloire's Anglican Church, 176 - 2nd St., at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2005. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements, In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance.
Almond -- Alice Pauline 1914 - 2005
A long time resident of Delia, Alice Pauline Almond, passed away at the Pincher Creek municipal hospital on Tuesday, October 25, 2005. She was predeceased by her husband Jim in 1978, and is survived by daughters Pat (Herb) Ewing of Pincher Creek, Sharon (Leslie) Lanham of Calgary, and Mary (Douglas) Wilson of Calgary. She is also survived by her sister Eileen Hastings of Boise, Idaho and is the loving grandmother of six and great-grandmother of ten. Private Family Service to follow at a later date. Donations in memory of Alice may be made to the Alberta Lung Association.
Dyck -- Henry 1932 - 2005
It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Henry Dyck of Mirror, AB. He passed away peacefully in the Stettler Hospital on October 27, 2005 at the age of 73. Henry was born on September 3, 1932 at Clarkboro, SK. When Henry lived in Drumheller he was the founder of Rosedale Concrete and worked many hours cement finishing. He took pride in his work and believed a job worth doing was worth doing well. Henry was a true animal lover, from the horses he used to own at Wayne, AB, to the bird watching in Mirror, AB, to the feeding of a little stray cat. He always enjoyed inventing and tinkering with things. Henry semi-retired to Mirror, AB and left the family business to his sons. He was predeceased by his daughter Adele and his grandson Russel. He leaves to mourn Rod and Jill Dyck of Drumheller, AB; Tim and Wendy Dyck of Munson, AB; and Claudelle and Vic Hildenbrandt of Cloverdale, B.C. Also leaves his grandchildren Stephanie Dyck, Joseph Dyck, Travis Dyck, Bradley Hildenbrandt and Rhett Hildenbrandt. At Henry's request there will be no service.
Hamilton -- McGregor I. (Mac)
Mac Hamilton, Morrin, Alberta, passed away peacefully at Drumheller Health Centre on October 25, 2005 after a brief battle with cancer. He leaves to mourn, his wife Arlene, daughter Colleena (Gregg) sons Kevin and John (Michelle); grandchildren, Sheena, (Corey), Sarah, Stacey, Matthew, Mitchell, Mary, Isaac and Stephanie, one great grandson Easton. He is also survived by his mother Barbara, sisters Elizabeth (John), Gerry (Ron), Linda (Ron), brother, Lee (Janet); sister-in-law Shirley and many nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by his father Isaac and brother Lloyd. Graveside services were held Saturday, October 29, 2005 at Sarcee Butte Cemetery followed with memorial services at Morrin Community Hall at 2:00 P.M.. Arrangements in care of SUNSET FUNERAL SERVICE Linden 403-546-3903.
Pierce -- Thomas William 1918 - 2005
Thomas passed away on October 26, 2005. He is survived by three children, son Gary Pierce of Calgary; two daughters, Stella and Henry Dam of Calgary, and Marilyn and Dave Jorgensen of Drumheller; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Tom was predeceased by his wife Jessie in September 2001, two brothers, Benjamin and Stanley, and one sister, Rhugene. Funeral services were held at Drumheller Knox United Church on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, (403) 823-2666.
Pinkham -- Peggy (nee Smith) 1927 - 2005
Mrs. Peggy (Susannah Margaret) Pinkham planned a trip departing November 2, 2005. She changed her destination on October 28 and went to join her late husband Ron instead. Born June 8, 1927 she resided in Drumheller for 78 years. She leaves joyful memories with her five children, Alan Pinkham of Drumheller, Judy (Ron) Petersen of Calgary, Rhonda (Darryl) Derouin of Red Deer, Susan (Ken) Sloan of Rocky Mountain House and Pinky (Allie) Molyneux of Drumheller. Besides raising five children, Peggy enjoyed working for many years at CJDV Radio Station and then Excelsior Furniture.
Ten (10) grandchildren and nineteen (19) great-grandchildren have kept her very busy at home and throughout the province with the family for the past 35 years. Peggy's long standing membership with Beta Sigma Phi and more recently, her involvement with the Pioneer Trail Centre, kept her busy in the community.
Friends are invited to commemorate and share with her family the celebration of Peggy's life at the Drumheller Knox United Church, November 2 at 2 p.m. followed by a reception (private family interment at the Drumheller Cemetery). The family wishes to extend very special thanks to Dr. Olfert for his care and attention to their mom throughout the years, the Drumheller Ambulance service for their caring consideration and the Drumheller Hospital nursing staff whose compassion and concern was greatly appreciated during this difficult time.
In Peggy's memory, donations may be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation (ambulance services) 351 - 9th Street N.W., Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements, (403) 823-2666.