ROBERTSON -- Allan 1954 - 2006
Allan Robertson beloved husband of Marjorie Robertson of Calgary passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on May 5, 2006 after a
lengthy battle with cancer. Allan was born on March 6, 1954 in Drumheller, AB. He had a passion for genealogy and anything to do with his family. He loved to play golf with his friends from the University of Calgary, as well as hockey with the guards from The Drumheller Penitentiary and was a 110 percent Oiler fan. Allan faced his cancer without complaint, showing great courage and humour, leaving his family and friends with a legacy of love and laughter. Besides his loving wife Marjorie he is survived by his three children Brandy (James), Lee (Joe) and Jason; twelve grandchildren 'and counting;' brothers William and Daniel; a sister Catherine (Nigel) and numerous relatives. Allan was predeceased by his parents Gordon Allan and Mary Walker (nee Gray).
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY¹S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 2:30 PM Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone -- (403) 521-3433. Special thanks to Dr. Gwen Bebb, Dr. Jane Cho, Darcia Latimer R.N. and all the palliative home care nurses. In living memory of Allan Robertson a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone -- (403) 276-2296.
SCHELL -- Dolores Fay Mileah 1944 - 2006
Passed away peacefully, May 4, 2006 after a courageous battle with Cancer. She is survived by her daughter Beth Wallace and sisters Estella Stelter,
Sylvia (Ray) Cannings, brother-in-law Jim Foster and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at the Carbon Community Center in Carbon, Alberta, on May 10, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. In memory of Dolores, donations may be made to the Cancer Society. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements. (403) 823-2666
CHIARIERI -- Adelina 1906 - 2006
Adelina went peacefully to be with the Lord on May 14, 2006 at the age of 99 years. Adelina was born in Acciano, Italy and immigrated to Drumheller in 1925. She is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Mary (Charles) Boughton and her sister Josephine Guidolin. As well as her grandchildren -- Kenneth (Wendy Lynne), William (Iona), Lynn (Darcy); and six great-grandchildren -- Adrianna, Danielle, Tegan, Keenan, Dacia, Daylee. Adelina was predeceased by her husband, Charlie and her son Geno. Relatives and friends are invited to prayers at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, Drumheller, Alberta, Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 7:00 PM. Prior to prayers there will be a public visitation from 6:00 PM. to 6:30 PM. A funeral service will be held at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church on Friday, May 19, 2006 at 11:00 AM. Interment at Drumheller Municipal Cemetery. Reception to follow at St. Anthony's Parish Hall. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
CUNNINGHAM -- Neil John Rodrick
With sadness we announce the passing of Neil Cunningham, (son of William and Mary Jane Cunningham) of Edmonton, formerly of Drumheller, on May 13, 2006 at the age of 76 years. Neil is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Frances, his brother Donald (Flora) of Rosedale and sister Yvonne 'Dude' Larsen of Calgary also their special friend Pat Roshko and many nieces and nephews. Neil was predeceased by two brothers and a sister. Prayers and Funeral Mass will be held at St. Agnes Catholic Parish, Edmonton, pm Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30 PM with Father Leo Floyd officiating. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Agnes Catholic Parish Edmonton on Thursday, May 18 at 10:30 AM. Donations in memory of Neil may be directed to the Alzheimer Society of Edmonton. Hainstock and Son Funeral Chapel in care of all arrangements. 4802 - 47 Avenue, Leduc. Phone (780) 986-2151. "An Honored Provider of Dignity Memorial"
HODGSON -- Helen Marguerite 1914 - 2006
Helen Marguerite Hodgson passed away peacefully in Drumheller Hospital on May 7, 2006 at the age of 92 years. Helen was predeceased by her loving husband Nicholas (Nick) and is survived by her sons, Nick (Norma) and Garry (Gloria) and grandsons, Dwayne (Cathy) and Michael and great-granddaughters, Laura, Lindsay and Cayley. Helen was born on May 1, 1914 in Bristol, New Brunswick. She came from a big family and loved to listen to her mother and later Aunt Mattie and cousin Norma play the piano. She also enjoyed bingo and could be counted on to win the 'turkey bingo' for either Christmas or Easter. In 1934 Helen married Nicholas (Nick) Newby Hodgson and together they farmed in the Morrin district until Nick¹s death in 1973. Shortly after that, she moved briefly to Drumheller and then settled in Morrin, where she lived for 16 years. She then became a resident of the Sunshine Lodge in Drumheller, where she especially enjoyed her friends, her card games and bingo. Helen's family wishes to commend the Sunshine Lodge for its fine care and for providing Helen with such a wonderful quality of life, which certainly contributed to her longevity. Many thanks to the Sunshine Lodge staff. Helen¹s final days were spent in Drumheller Hospital. Her family also wishes to sincerely thank the staff of the Acute and Palliative Care Units, Dr. E.M. Racz, the Home Care staff, and volunteers for their much appreciated kindness and compassion. At Helen¹s request, there will be no formal service following cremation, and her ashes will be placed beside her husband. A tea in Helen¹s honour will be held for family and friends at the Sunshine Lodge May 25, 2006 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly, in Helen's memory, to a charity of one's choice.
JUSTUS -- Howard Earl September 22, 1936 - May 11, 2006
Howard Earl Justus passed peacefully after a brief struggle with cancer. Howard is survived by brothers Allen and Harvey; sisters Phyllis and Samaya;
wife Elizabeth; daughters Sylvia, Sheila, Barbara and Amber; and seven grandchildren. Howard will be remembered by his family and friends for his
generous and fun loving nature. A memorial service will be held on May 19, 2006 at 2 PM at East Coulee Assn. Hall. No flowers by request.
SCHOW -- James Christian
James (Jim), beloved husband of 'Beth' Schow passed away suddenly in Black Diamond, AB on May 12, 2006. He is survived by his wife Kathryn (Beth), Black Diamond, AB; twin sister Jean McLaughlin, Calgary, AB; daughter Kathleen (Kevin) Stapleton, Yellowknife, NT; daughter Barbara (Brian) Boldt, Enterprise, NT; son Rick (Joann) Schow, Munson, AB; step-daughter Kathy (Jens) Nyboe, Black Diamond, AB; and step-son Brian Toliver, Red Deer, AB; and foster-daughter Corinna (Albert) Patton, Half Moon Bay, B.C. Jim leaves eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous extended family, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 2 PM at the Black Diamond Gospel Chapel, 212 Centre Ave. West, Black Diamond, AB. In memory of Jim, donations may be made to the Gospel Chapel¹s Senior's Life Luncheons of Black Diamond or Griffin's Memorial Centre. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES 7016 Farrell Road S.E. Telephone (403) 216-5111
McMAHON -- John Watson
John Watson McMahon, passed away at the Drumheller Nursing Home on May 15, 2006, at the age of 95 years. John will be lovingly remembered by his children Judy (Bob) Nelson of Dalum, Donna (Larry) Skaalrup of Airdrie, Hugh (Carol) McMahon of Calgary, Jimmy (Betty) McMahon of Abbotsford, B.C., and Darwin McMahon of Kamloops, B.C.; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brother Bob McMahon, and sister May Garnett from California, U.S.A. He was predeceased by his parents, wife Helen, and brothers Tom, Bill and George, and sisters Chris and Liz. By John's request there will be no service. John was a WWII veteran. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lung or Cancer Society.
PELLETIER -- Joseph (Joe) 1934 - 2006
The family announces with sorrow his death at his residence, on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at the age of 71 years. Son of the late Denis and Eva (nee Soucy) Pelletier. Cherished husband of Georgina (nee McLeod) of Nipissing Indian Reserve. Loving father of Laura Pelletier (Ron Rooke) and George Pelletier both of Ottawa. Dear brother of Jeannine Cyr (Alphée), Armand (Berthild) both of St. Basile, N.B., and Henry (Noella) of St. Jacques, N.B. Predeceased by his sister Anna Grenier McGregor, and by his brother, Romeo (Mariette of St. Basile, N.B.). He will be sadly missed by his darling little cat Snowball. Joe led a life of Honor, honesty, and integrity and loved being on Nipissing Indian Reserve and all the wonderful friendships and family he enjoyed. He joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1955, graduated May 10, 1955 and retired 23 years later. He then was hired on at Canada Customs in Montreal, to 1981, when he took a position in Ottawa as Internal Investigator with Internal Affairs until he retired in 1991. He also loved Arizona where he returned during his illness one last time and saw all his friends and the beautiful desert and mountains, especially Superstition Mountain. This was Joe¹s last wish. He is now content, thanks be to God the Creator. Joe is now on his journey and will cross the river and will re-unite with all those who went before him, no more pain and suffering, only happiness and great beauty not ever imaginable. The family received relatives and friends at Theoret-Bourgeois Funeral Home, Sturgeon Falls, on Friday, May 19, 2006 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Reverend Father Raymond Sullivan celebrated the Mass of Christian Burial, at Holy Spirit Church, Garden Village on Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 11:00 AM. Ashes to be intered in Regina, SK, at the R.C.M.P. Cemetery. In memory of Mr. Pelletier, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
THOMSON -- Joyce May (Ferrey) 1925 - 2006
Joyce passed away peacefully on May 18, 2006 at the age of 81 surrounded by her loving family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Calgary April 1925 she lived in Canmore and Drumheller, then in 1960 she moved with her family to Grande Prairie. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Angus her husband of 37 years; daughters Bev (Allen) Webber of Sherwood Park, Jan (Bill) Smith of Sicamous; and son Ron (Gwen) Ferrey of Sylvan Lake; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; cousin May Riva of Canmore and special friends Betty Oltman and Margot Thomson. Joyce was a member of the Ladies Aux. for A.N.A. Veterans Club and life time member of the Royal Purple. After retiring from Telus, Mom spent her time gardening, cooking, knitting and continually supplying family and friends with home preserves and her special cheese bread. At Mom¹s request there will be no funeral service rather a family gathering will take place at her most loved Three Sister Mountains in Canmore where she will be laid to rest. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Grande Prairie Care Centre - 10039 - 98 St. Grande Prairie
DUFFIELD -- Charles January 23, 1914 - May 28, 2006
Charles Duffield passed away peacefully on May 28, 2006 at the age of 92 years. He was born on January 23, 1914 to Harry and Jane Duffield in the Country of Birmingham, England. Charles came to Canada at the age of 7 years. He was one of Canada’s 80 thousand child immigrants who made a new life in a strange country. Charles worked on various farms in New Brunswick where he met and married Ella May Graham. Together they raised 4 children. They worked hard and enjoyed the occasional Saturday evening playing cards with friends. Over the years Charles worked at various jobs, never idle, and especially enjoyed woodworking and doing small renovating jobs for folks in the community. He spent many years as Sexton of St. Anne’s Paris Church in Fredericton. After retirement, Charles and Ella moved to Alberta where they enjoyed many years of Christmas celebrations with family at the acreage in Hesketh until their passing. Charles is survived by two daughters; Wilma Fraser and Sharon (Steven) Wolchina, grandchildren; Linda, Donna, Larry, Stephen, Keith, Paul, Deeon, Jeanette, Tracy, Valerie, Adam and Courtney as well as numerous great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Ella, sons; Charles Richard, and Brian Roger, grandson; Bobby, and son-in-law Ralph. Dad was a quiet, reserved, gentleman who worked very hard to raise his family and give them all the good things in life that he never had. A Funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 2:00pm from Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow the service at the Drumheller Municipal Cemetery, Drumheller, Alberta. Donations may be made to St. Mary’s Continuing Care Centre, Box 100, Trochu, Alberta, T0M 2C0. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. 403-823-2666.
VICKERS:Jennifer May 9, 1924 - May 23, 2006
Jennifer passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 23rd, 2006 at the Continuing Care facility in Drumheller. Jennie was born May 9, 1924 in Drumheller to Joseph and Mary Serkownak. She was raised in Newcastle where she worked along side her parents in the garden, delivering milk and whatever other chores needed to be done. Although times were hard her parents wanted their children well educated. Jennie received her education at the cottages in Newcastle, Central School, and Drumheller High School. After graduating in 1943 she was off to Business College in Calgary. There she received her Secretary and Business Administration Certificate. After graduating from the college she worked at the Greyhound Bus Depot in Calgary. The next year Jennie was asked by Mr. Poxon to come back to Drumheller and work in his Red Bus Lines office. Jennie next went to work for N.B. Vickers at the Hardware Store. While working at the store Jennie met the love of her life. Jennie and Blake were married October 2, 1946. They were blessed with 5 children -- Billy, Nelson, Mary, Jack, and Joan. She devoted her life to Blake, their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her family, Jennie always made time for her friends especially Edna Anderson, Susie Thomas and the rest of the birthday club. She also volunteered with the United Church Women’s group. Jennie worked hard, helping to harvest the crops, tending to her garden, and took pride in working at “Vickers Pharmacy”. She leaves to mourn her loss, her loving husband Blake of 60 years, her children Nelson (Mary Anne), Mary (Dale) Hobbs, Jack (Val) and Joan (Rick) Nelson. Grandchildren -- Elizabeth (Jeff) Zacharuk, Camille, Erin, Cassandra and Blake; Travis (Jennifer) Hobbs, David (Tracy) Hobbs and Jennifer Hobbs; Megan and Joe Vickers; Alana (Michael) Rees and Matthew Nelson. Great grandchildren -- Sydney, Payton, and Cayden Zacharuk. Her brother-in-law Bruce Vickers and many nieces, nephews and friends will fondly remember her. Her son Billy in 1951, her parents, her brother Edward Serkownak, and sister-in-law Sina Vickers all predeceased Jennie. The family wishes to thank Dr. Racz and the wonderful staff at the Drumheller Continuing Care Center, who gave her the best care possible. A funeral service was held Saturday, May 27 at the Knox United Church, Drumheller. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the charity of their choosing. Arrangements entrusted to Courtney Winters Funeral Home, Drumheller.
WILSON -- John E. August 27, 1915 - May 22, 2006
John Wilson passed away peacefully May 22, 2006 with his dearly loved wife Prudence at his side. He was our dear husband, brother, uncle and cousin. John was born in Stettler, Alberta and passed away at the Drumheller Continuing Care. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Prudence; his two nieces, Patricia Lopez and her children Roxanne, Katty and Alexander; Kathy Wilson (Andy); nephew Jim Wilson (Eileen) and their children Richard, Gregory, Hailey all of the Toronto area; as well as numerous cousins in the Wilson and McKee families. John was predeceased by his father William; mother Kate; and brothers Bill, Frank, Norman and baby Harry. John farmed in the Rowley district most of his life until his retirement in 1992 when he moved to Drumheller. He served overseas for 1875 days!! His regiment was in charge of communications. He was a member of the Rumsey Legion and the Drumheller Masonic Symbol Lodge #93. He was a great supporter of his community in whatever capacity he
could offer. He served as a steward of the United Church in Rumsey. John could fix almost anything and kept the farm surviving with his many talents. These included his inventions!! John had a great sense of humor which carried him through to his last days. He loved his many dogs and will be missed by his most recent, Snowball. The Family wishes to thank the Staff at the Drumheller Continuing Care for the excellent treatment he received while in their trust and Dr. Olfert for the compassion and caring over the many years. A Funeral service was held in the Rowley Community Hall, Rowley, Alberta on Friday, May 26th, 2006 at 2:00pm. If family and friends so desire donations may be made to the Drumheller Health Centre or the Parkinson Society of Canada. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. Drumheller-Hanna -403-823-2666
JONES:Jean Elaine March 11, 1951 - June 2, 2006
Our beloved mother, daughter, sister peacefully passed away on Friday, June 2, 2006 at the Rockyview Hospital. She is survived by her two sons, Scott (Krista) Jones, and Mark (Chelsey) Jones; her mother, Alma Albright and brother, Richard (Joyce) Albright; numerous nieces and nephews, and her companion, Phil Moulding. Jean was born in Drumheller and lived in East Coulee-Delia Hand Hills area. After school, Jean moved to Drumheller and worked at the Drumheller Regional Hospital as a Unit Clerk. She met Jim Jones, they were married in 1973 and lived on Bonnie Doone farm near Cheadle where they raised their two sons. In 1988, Jean moved to Strathmore and began her fulfilling 18 year career as a cashier at the Strathmore Co-op. Memorial service will be held at Strathmore Alliance Church on June 9, 2006 at 2:00 PM. Jean was loved and will be missed by family and friends alike. Donations in memory of Jean may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
LAVERGNE -- Eileen
Eileen “Betty” Lavergne passed away peacefully, just short of her 80th birthday, on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 after a long struggle with cancer. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived her life there until moving to Drumheller nine years ago. Betty is survived by her daughter, Eileen (Albert) Hromada; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous other family members. She was predeceased by her husband Christian in 2003 and son Clifford in 2000. A family service will be held at a later date.
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