Shier -- Reginald James
Reginald James Shier passed away peacefully at home on December 1, 2005 at the age of 75 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband and best friend of Irene; dear father of David (Louise) of Peachland, B.C., Tim (Cindy), Rick (Dawn) of Arnprior, Ontario, Chris of Montreal, Tom (Carolyn) of Wooler, Ontario. Fondly remembered by grandchildren; Christine Adam, Larissa, Sara and Katelyn. Survived by his brother Fred (Kathy) Shier of Kingston, his sisters Colleen (Boris) Nahornick and Lynne (Blaine) Zacharuk of Drumheller, Alberta and his extended family from Saskatchewan. Predeceased by his parents Thomas Shier and Eva Shier Alexander and his special aunt, Annie Coughlin. The family received friends at the Lindsay Funeral Home, Sydenham Monday, December 5, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Masonic Service by Lorne Lodge #404 on Monday, December 5 at 6:45 p.m., all Sister Lodges were invited to attend. Funeral service took place at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Sydenham, Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment of ashes in the family plot at Christ Church Cemetery, Tamworth, Ontario at a later date.
Thompson -- George (Shorty) 1929 - 2005
George (Shorty) Thompson was born June 28, 1929 in Bassano, AB, and passed away peacefully in Strathmore on December 2, 2005. Beloved husband of Lois; dearly loved dad of Richard, Robert (Blodwen), Wendy (Grant) Johnson, Kathy (Egan) Koustrup; a beloved grandpa (Papa) to Tyler, Candace, Jaime, Ashley, Kristy, Lisa, Lindsey, Shane, Trevor, Kyra, Kelsi-Lynn, Mikaela; and great-grandpa to Haley and Emily. He loved his family deeply and they all knew they were special and unique to him. He was also a dad, grandpa and uncle figure to many others who knew his loving nature. He was predeceased by a daughter Brenda in 1979, a sister Betty, brother-in-law George, and sister-in-law Ellen. He is survived by two brothers, Bill (Della) and John (Mae); a brother-in-law Doug (Irene) McIntosh; numerous nieces and nephews, and Cathy McManus (mother of Candace, Ashley and Lisa). When he was young he worked on numerous farms and ranches in the area. After their marriage they farmed the family farm until retiring to Hussar in 1989, but he never lost interest in wanting to help out. He enjoyed his cattle, horses, hunting and fishing in the mountains with his friends, was a dedicated 4-H leader, a lineman for the local phone lines and director on the Gas Co-op. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Hussar at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Strathmore Palliative Care (200 Brent Blvd., Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1J9), or to Hussar Sundowners Centre (Box 113, Hussar, AB T0J 1S0) for television-video equipment. Wheatland Funeral Home Ltd. (Strathmore) in care of arrangements. (403) 934-5666.
Volb -- Annie Alice 1929 - 2005
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Annie Alice Volb of Drumheller at the Drumheller Hospital on November 29, 2005 at the age of 76. Annie was born in Craigmyle, Alberta on March 7, 1929. She was raised in the Handhills and later moved to Drumheller where Annie and her twin sister Elsie found employment. The twins always found employment together. Annie met her soulmate Ernest Volb in Drumheller, and they were married March 17, 1951, where they raised their seven children. Annie loved family, laughing and playing cards.
Annie is predeceased by her husband Ernest (1977); brothers Billy (1963), Raymond (1979) and Clarence (1992). She is survived by her twin sister Elsie Shandera, her sister May Pugh and her brother Rudolph (Mary) Shandera; all of Drumheller. She is survived by her seven loving children -- Mary Anne Hill, Robert (Janet) Volb, Marlene (Garry) Bixby, Florence (Alan) Hodgson, Shirley (Clifford) Morrow, Andrew (Trish) Volb and Linda Volb; 11 grandchildren, Mary (Mark) Gyman, Debbie Hill; April (Brock) Hamilton, Meghan Volb; Crystal Bixby (Darcy Schinnour), Darren Bixby; Sheldon (Tina) Hodgson, Lena Hodgson (Jason Pederson), Derek Hodgson (Kristina Triadopoulos); Michelle Morrow (Eric Jensen), Stacey Morrow; and three great-grandchildren -- Jordan Gyman, Makayla Hodgson and Mackenna Schinnour. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all of her friends and family.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 3, 2005 at the Church of the Nazarene officiated by Pastor James. Interment in the Drumheller Cemetery. A reception followed at the Drumheller Inn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Drumheller Hospital Continuing Care or the Canadian Diabetes Foundation. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements. 823-2666.
Kvill -- Floyd Victor 1943 - 2005
Floyd Victor Kvill of Drumheller passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at the age of 62. Floyd is survived by his mother, Doris of Elkpoint, Alberta and two brothers Arnold and Gordon along with many other family members. He was predeceased by his father, George and brother Larry. Floyd was born April 26, 1943 in Lloydminster, Alberta. He was raised on the family farm in Marwayne, Alberta. Floyd had a lengthy career with ATCO Electric. He started with Canadian Utilities when he was 22 years old and stayed with them through their many transitions including their name changes to Alberta Power and later ATCO. Floyd retired in 2000 at the age of 57 years. Floyd was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Drumheller and spent many hours lending a hand wherever he could for the benefit of the club. He was a friend to all and he will always be remembered fondly for his unique animations when he talked and his friendly manner to anyone who walked through the door. Floyd will be missed dearly by his friends and family. Floydıs friends are invited to share in a service of remembrance to be held at 295 Centre Street, The Royal Canadian Legion, Drumheller on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. Captain Simon Downey in care of arrangements.
Sander -- Joseph Paul (Joey)
Joseph Paul (Joey) Sander passed away peacefully in the Drumheller Hospital on December 11, 2005. He will be greatly missed by his loveing parents Albinus and Donelda Sander; his brother Mark and family Cody, Samantha and Joshua of Hanna; his sister Margaret (John) of Red Deer; his sister Louise (Ken) and family Tiana, Sarah and Kyndra of Drayton Valley. He loved his family deeply and they all knew they were special and unique to him. Joey had many special uncles, aunties and friends, near and far. We would like to extend our deepest thanks to Dr. Neffgen for all his special help he gave Joey. To all the nurses, other doctors and staff who cared for him over the years, the lab ladies and Barb at the clinic. We are so grateful for the extra miles you always went to help us in our time of need. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Drumheller Hospital Continuing Care. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Interment of ashes to be in Lethbridge, AB at a later date.
Bishop -- Kathleen Mary 1934 - 2005
Kathleen M. Bishop (nee Watt), beloved wife of Clifford (Bill) Bishop, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 surrounded by her loving family. Kathleen was born May 26, 1934 at the family homestead near Nokomis, Saskatchewan. She moved to Alberta with her family as a young girl. She met Bill while playing ball at the Glenville School. They were married in Calgary on October 30, 1951. In their early years together they lived in the Taber area where they started to raise their family. Bill and Kathy then moved their family to the Hussar area where they farmed for over thirty years. Kathy was involved in every aspect of their farming life. She spent many hours crocheting, knitting, sewing and gardening, which she enjoyed. She was an active community member involved in the Duck Lake Ball Team, 4-H Sewing Clubs, Women of Unifarm, Brownies, Hussar Historical Society, The Sundowners and the Red Hatters. She enjoyed every moment of her volunteer life. Her family was the most important part of her life. Kathleen is survived by Clifford (Bill) Bishop her husband of fifty-four years; her son Lorne (Orlene) Bishop; her daughters Karen (Melvin) Sandum and Jeanne (Willard) Treacy all of Hussar. Her seven grandchildren, Cass (Laura) Bishop of Dallas, Texas, Colby (Toshia) Bishop of Hussar, Travis (Tara) Sandum of Hussar, Kim Sandum of Grande Prairie, Alberta and Angela, Christopher and Russell Treacy of Hussar; her six great grandchildren Owen and Hannah Bishop of Dallas, Texas, Everett and Kylie Bishop of Hussar and Katelyn and Jacquelyn Sandum of Hussar. She also leaves to mourn sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Kathleen was predeceased by her parents Clarice and Charles Watt and her brother David Watt. She will be dearly missed by all her family and friends. A Memorial Service was held on Monday, December 19, 2005 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Hussar at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Palliative Care Unit at the Strathmore Hospital (200 Brent Blvd., Strathmore, AB T1P 1J9) or to any organization of your choice. WHEATLAND FUNERAL HOME LTD. (Strathmore) in care of arrangements. 934-5666
Holmen -- Inger 1909 - 2005
Inger Holmen was born June 9, 1909 in Easton California, the 4th child of Pastor and Mrs. Peter Rasmussen. The family moved to Grant Michigan in 1913 where she started public school. In 1920, the family moved to Dalum where her father became the first Minister of the newly formed congregation. She finished grade school at Dalum and went to Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa to take her high school. Following this, she taught at her father's folk school at Dalum, a private school for Danish immigrants. There she met a young carpenter who had recently arrived from Denmark -- Alfred Holmen. That summer the young people organized a folk dancing group. She needed a partner and was attracted to this young man the attraction was mutual. So they danced. This ended when Alfred had a serious accident on the job site resulting in three years in and out of hospital in Edmonton. In the meantime, Inger carried on with her career plans. She went to Seattle, Washington and attended the Cornish School of Drama and from there to the drama department of the Banff School of Fine Arts. Following that, she joined the drama department at Mount Royal College in Calgary and later became the director of the department. During these years, Alfred and Inger had kept in touch through correspondence. Unknown to each they had both kept these letters. While teaching in Calgary there were weekend visits off and on. Following a suggestion from the Drama Department of the University of Alberta, she left Mount Royal College and opened a private studio in Drumheller. Alfred was working in Drumheller. As a result, 10 years after the summer of folk dancing they were married in June 1940. The following year they started their own contracting business under the name of Holmen Construction, which they continued to operate until Alfred's death in December 1978. In 1945 their son Linden was born. For years, Inger was involved in the music festival in Drumheller. Church was always an important part of her life. She taught Sunday school, was a member of the church council and Evangelical Lutheran Women. Through the years, she has spent hours visiting at the hospital and nursing home and made many friends.
She is survived by her son Linden, daughter-in-law Denise, granddaughter Roszan, one brother Folmer (Gerda), three sisters-in-law, Pearl Rasmussen, Margaret Rasmussen, and Mildred Rasmussen, one brother-in-law Herluf Jensen and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Dalum, Alberta Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Dan Hendrickson officiating. Interment followed in the Dalum Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Bethlehem Lutheran Church or The Drumheller Area Health Foundation -- Palliative Care Unit, 351- 9th Street N. W. Drumheller, Alberta TOJ OY1. The family thanks Margaret, Pastor Dan, Dr.Olfert, and the Drumheller Hospital and Home Care Nursing Staff for their compassionate care. Courtney- Winter's Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. 403-823-2666.
Sander -- Alfred 'Al' January 20, 1932 - December 18, 2005
Al Sander, beloved husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by -- his wife, Leona Sander; friend and golf companion, Mary Bell of Irricana; four daughters, Shirley Sander of Edmonton, Susan (Tom) Wharton of Calgary, Sandi Hill (Art Stearns) of Chestermere, Cheri Sander of Nanaimo, BC; six
grandchildren, William Wharton, Nicholas Urkow, Vanessa Urkow, Sammi Hill, Natasha Urkow and Carlye Urkow. He is also survived by his brothers, Ferdinand Sander, Outlook, SK, Ernest Sander, Weyburn, SK, Walter (Mildred) Sander, Drumheller, AB and his sister Elsie (Wallace) Pearn, Calgary. Al was predeceased by his parents, August and Annie Sander, his siblings, Elizabeth (Sam) Koustrup, Hannah (Richard) Stephensen, Louise (Godfrey) Youck, Fritz (Victoria) Sander. Al was born on the family farm in Loreburn, SK and at age of 17 relocated to Alberta and went to work in the oilfields. He worked his way up to manager of Rucker Shaffer. In 1979 he started his own business, Allstack B.O.P Sales & Service, providing blowout prevention equipment and supplies to the oil & gas drilling industry. He also farmed 1 1/2 sections of land near Irricana, all at the same time. Al retired to full-time farming in 1993 and sold the farm in 1998 preferring to play golf and travel. He loved RVing, a good scotch and laughed a lot. Al lived, worked and played hard. He had a full life and had many friends. Special thanks to the staff of the Acute Care Ward at the Drumheller Hospital and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. A very special thanks to Mary Bell, assisting Leona in Palliative Care. A Celebration of Alıs life will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Friday, December 23, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alıs name directly to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation (351 - 9 St. NW, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y1). 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.
Andreasen -- Erik
Erik Andreasen passed away suddenly in Salmon Arm, BC on December 20, 2005 at the age of 62 years. The funeral service was held from the Broadview Evangelical Free Church, Salmon Arm with Pastor Dave Penner officiating on December 27th. Born in Aarĝsund, Denmark on June 8, 1943, Erik had been an active businessman in Salmon Arm. Erik and his family established Salmon Arm Truss Systems Ltd. in May of 1980. He and his brothers have been in the construction industry since 1960 and have brought their expertise to the truss industry in 1977, when they converted their construction business into a truss plant. Between 1987 and 1992, the sons of the original family, Glenn, Greg and Andy, joined the company and now run the business. Erik is survived by his wife, Gloria; two sons, Greg (Daphne) and Glenn; two grandchildren, Kiera and Miranda, all of Salmon Arm; 3 brothers, Peter (Theresia) of Fairview, AB; Karlo of Mill Bay, BC and Ejner (Jeanette) of Sorrento, BC; good friend and brother-in-law, Bruce (Bev) Bidinoff and good friend and long-time neighbour, Cecil (Kathy) Yanke; and many nieces and nephews. Email condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.
Downey - Richard John McKenzie (Ric) 1944 - 2005
Richard John McKenzie (Ric) Downey, born February 21, 1944 in Regina, Sk; died December 24, 2005 in Calgary Foothills Hospital. Predeceased by parents Albert and Lily Downey; infant daughter Maija; stepson Glenn Van Breugel. Survived and missed forever by loving family -- wife Viki; daughters Erica (Al), Marissa, and Preston; Heather Shadlock (Tom), Hayden and Teagan; stepdaughter Wendy Bronson (Paul), Courtenay, Nathan; brothers Michael (Susan), Pat. Niece Candace; nephews Bryce and Ryan. Dog Cleo and cat Quilt, and a myriad of friends around the world who shared the "Road to Happy Destiny" in fellowship. Memorial service Wednesday, December 28 at 4 p.m. in Morrin Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for STARS ambulance.
ALLARD -- Pearl Marie 1922 - 2006
Pearl Marie Allard passed away peacefully at St. Maryıs Hospital in Camrose, Alberta on February 6, 2006. She was 83 years of age. Pearl was born in Marlboro, Alberta on December 25, 1922. Pearl is survived by Marcel, her husband of 60 years, two daughters, Marie (Lawrence) Leis and Lavonne (Ron) Lumb, one son, Doug, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Pearl was predeceased by two sons, Kevin and Lindsay, and her parents, Hazel and Morris Herling. Pearl and Marcel resided in Drumheller for over fifty years prior to moving to Camrose in 1998. In her younger years Pearl was an active member of the Drumheller Legion, serving on the executive of the Women's Auxiliary for several terms. As a caring, concerned person, Pearl enjoyed the 17 years that she worked with children with disabilities. Often times she would bring the children to her home to share special occasions such as Christmas. Pearl will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial took place on February 11, 2006 from St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church. Father Brian Hubka officiated. Interment followed at the Drumheller Municipal Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimerıs Society, #134, 1935-32nd Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7C8. Arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winterıs Funeral Home. 403-823-2666 www.courtneywintersfuneralhome.com
JERVIS -- Iva May (nee Morgan) November 6, 1914 - January 30, 2006
Born to Lilian and Clinton Morgan at Zenith (Botha) on November 6, 1914 our dear Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Iva Jervis of Morrin,
Alberta passed away on January 30, 2006 at the age of 91 years. Iva Jervis is survived by her children Art (Doreen) Jervis of Linden, AB; Shirley (Harry) Deveau of Calgary, AB; Vivian (Larry) Jervis of Fort Langley, BC; Ed (Trina) Jervis of Red Deer, AB and Marie (Jerry) Koustrup of Drumheller, AB. Iva also had ten grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She liked to garden and took great pride in raising turkeys. Iva was predeceased by her husband Harold, son Allen and daughter Rosella; her parents, sisters Helen, Clara and Nora, brother Howard, twins Clinton and Clarence and two grandchildren. A funeral service was held February 4, 2006 at the Morrin Community Hall at 1:00 p.m. Interment followed at the Morrin cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Drumheller Palliative Care Centre, 351 9th Street N.W., Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y1. Arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winterıs Funeral Home, Box 2248, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y0 www.courtneywintersfuneralhome.com.
LOWEN -- Ralph Edgar Jan. 13, 1919 Feb. 11, 2006
Ralph Edgar Lowen passed away peacefully with the company of his family on February 11, 2006 at the Drumheller Continuing Care Centre. Ralph was born in Nacmine, January 13, 1919 to E.T. (Jack) and Mary Lowen and raised on the J-L Ranch in the Horseshoe Canyon District. Ralph volunteered for armed services along with his father and three brothers in 1940. In 1941 Ralph departed with the 3rd Division Field Par RCOC Unit for
overseas. He was later transferred to the 4th Division Field Park OC. Ralph returned home in 1945. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion
Branch 22 from then on. In 1956 Ralph married Louisa McKee and together they farmed SW of Drumheller. Ralphıs life involved his family and the outdoors. He was an avid Big Game hunter and fisherman. His heart was in Rodeo as a competitor, builder and supporter. He was a member of the Red Deer River Roping Club and the Foothills Cowboy Association. Ralph was a part of the original Drumheller Exhibition and Stampede Organization and contributed to the beginning of the present facility. Ralph loved horses, Hereford cattle and his dogs. He loved haying season and could not wait to get started on Highway 9. Ralph was predeceased by his Father E.T. (Jack), Mother Mary and Brothers John, Jack, Thomas and Kenneth. He is survived by his loving wife Louisa of 49 1/2 years; children -- Judy & Doug Goodine and their children Kayley and Cole; Cindy & Bruce Groeneveld and their children Stacey, Codey and Krista; Doug & Laura Lowen and their children Courtney, Carter and Cagney. Three sisters -- Barbara & Ray Coats and family of Graham , Washington; Gwen & Buzz Cassidy and family of Stettler, Alberta; Betty Lowen of Big Valley, Alberta and family; One brother -- Christopher & Viola Lowen and family of Drumheller, Alberta; Sister-in-Law -- Kathleen Lowen of Drumheller, Alberta and family; Howard & Joy McKee of Drumheller and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins near and far. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Norma Hawthorne c/o Box 148, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y0 to be used for the Continuing Care Family Room at the Drumheller Health Centre or a Charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home, Drumheller-Hanna.