NOONAN -- Kenneth H. (Kenny) 1922 - 2006
On Friday, October 27, 2006, our dad Kenny Noonan fought his final battle with cancer. He went to meet his Maker in the loving arms of his family. We know Dad will watch over our mom, Florence (Flo) Noonan; his children, Grant (Jean) Noonan, Dolores (Bryan) Gourlie, Korinne (Jim) Ritter, Gloria (Darrin) Tracey and Kenneth (Alison) Noonan; Art (Kathy) Sommer and Renata Oman and family; 27 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Dad has been reunited with his sons, Richard and Roy, and daughter Marlane. A Celebration of Dad’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion. No.1 Branch, 167 - 7th Avenue S.E., Calgary, on Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 1p.m. The family welcome you in honouring Kenny, to visit and share stories. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Last Post Fund, 1130 Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 4C3.
MORLOCK -- Frances 1925 - 2006
Frances Georgina (Spielman) Morlock was born on November 22, 1925 in Calgary, Alberta and departed on October 29, 2006 at the Drumheller Continuing Care Unit. Frances was raised in Calgary and moved with her family to Byemoor where she later met and married Ernest Morlock on March 21, 1946. She leaves to mourn her daughter Sandra (Harlan) Avramenko of Olds, AB who were at her bedside at her passing. She is also survived by her daughter Sharon (Vern) Daubert of Beiseker, AB, four grandchildren; Dannette, Wanda, Troy and Marnie, four great granddaughters, one brother; Cecil (Connie) Spielman of Kelowna, BC as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Frances was predeceased by her husband, parents, two sisters and three brothers. Frances’s last request was to be cremated with no service held. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.
TRENTHAM -- Audrey 1923 - 2006
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother, grandma and great grandma on October 27, 2006 at the age of 83 years with her family at her side. Audrey will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her husband of 63 years Harold, her children; son Dick and daughter in law Marg, son Moe, daughter Laura and son in law Mike, her grandchildren; Cory (Dwayne), Shantel, Mitch, Brad (Robin), Rich, Audrey (Justin) and Vicki, great grandchildren; Caitlyn, Matt, Nevin, Nolia and Emerson. Audrey was born on January 17, 1923 in the house that she would live in for the next 81 years. She would raise her children and live her married life there until she and Harold moved to the Sunshine Lodge in July 2005. Gram we will cherish the memories; the flannel nighties, great meals, sleepovers, tea, and the “best toast in the world”. We will miss your great sense of humor and the love that you gave each of us. Audrey will be dearly missed by the Sunbeam Community Society in which she actively served since 1949. She also enjoyed a good game of Canasta on Wednesday nights with the community ladies. Audrey was predeceased by an infant brother, mother, father, and brother Doug Grenville. Funeral Services for Audrey were held Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. from the Morrin Community Hall, interment followed in the Morrin Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made in memory of Audrey to the Sunshine Lodge, 698-6th Avenue East, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y5.
WATERS -- William Richard 1925 - 2006
Bill passed away peacefully on October 30, 2006 in Drumheller at the age of 81 years. He was born in Drumheller on August 19, 1925 and was the fourth of seven children born to E. Harvey and Isabella Waters. Bill was raised on the family farm near Morrin. He received his education at Morrin School, later attending SAIT in Calgary. He later took over the family farm where he resided until retirement. He married the love of his life, Laura, on January 17, 1951 and together they raised three children. Family and farming were his life. He enjoyed gardening, music, and especially enjoyed traveling and meeting new friends.
He was a great community man, serving on council for the M.D. of Starland for 17 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Cub Scout Leader, school bus driver, helper with many Church building projects, and active member of Sod House Board. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife Laura, of 55 years, sons; Harvey (Marylyn), Trevor (Beverly), daughter Merridy (Terry), and seven grandchildren; Rhonda (Thomas), Katie, Laura, Brendan (Kelly), Nathan, James (Cheryl), Chris, and great grandson Terry William. Additional family members are sisters; Anne of Vancouver, Mary (Roger) Pearson of Delia, brothers; Sam (Anne) of Qualicum Beach, BC and Jim of Victoria, BC, brother in law Bernard (JoAnne) Dougherty of Calgary, AB and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held on November 4, 2006 at 2:00 pm at the Morrin Community Hall, Morrin, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Bill to the Morrin United Church, Box 104, Morrin, AB, T0J 2B0 or to the Drumheller Continuing Care Centre, 351-9th Street NW, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y1. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.
CHAMBERS -- Gordon Albert
It is with deep sadness that the family of Gordon Albert Chambers announces his passing on October 13, 2006. At Gordon’s request there will be service held. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Home entrusted with his arrangements.
COOK -- Elizabeth (nee Zilli) July 1, 1934 - October 9, 2006
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, Betty Cook. These meager words cannot describe how much we love, honour, and deeply miss her. Elizabeth will forever be remembered by her mother Katherine Zilli; sons Robert and Jamie Cook, and daughter Catherine Todd (nee -- Cook); daughters-in-law Janice and Eleanor Cook; son-in-law David Todd; grandchildren Elizabeth and Robert Todd; Jillian, Alex, and Caitlin Cook; Brendan and Reagan Cook. She was predeceased by her loving father Luigi Zilli on July 29, 1979.Betty spent her entire life in the valley of Drumheller where she married Robert Cook and raised three children. She was enraptured by the picturesque valley with its changing seasons, and had an enduring and timeless love for her husband Robert who passed away November 3, 1970. Mom worked at the Drumheller Auxiliary and Nursing Home first as a secretary and later as its’ Administrator. She retired at the age of sixty-two and spent the remainder of her life enjoying life’s simple pleasures such as gardening, visiting with neighbors and friends, watching hockey, caring for her dog and finally being the best mother and grandmother in the world. We celebrate your life, Mom, as our hero. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 2:00 pm at Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel in Drumheller with Reverend Mac Jones presiding. An interment followed at the Drumheller Municipal Cemetery where she was buried with her beloved husband Robert Cook. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.
DODD -- June Elizabeth 1926 - 2006
June passed away peacefully with her family at her side on October 21, 2006. She was 80 years old. June was born on August 31, 1926 at Drumheller to Emily and Tom Montgomery. She was the third eldest of 7 children. June grew up in the Morrin area attending school at Golden Grain, Drumheller High and then on to Olds Agriculture College. She was united in marriage to Gordon Dodd on January 14, 1950. They lived on the Dodd Homestead and on August 10, 1953 she gave birth to their only son Larry. June was an excellent mother, cook, housekeeper, gardener, and June also loved curling, riding horses, cross country skiing, oil painting, entertaining and visiting with family and friends. The arrival of her three grandchildren; Sarah, Michelle, and Daniel was her greatest joy and she was the absolute best grandmother there could be. June and Gordon moved to Morrin in 1990. In 1999 Gordon passed and life was never quite the same for June.
June will be lovingly remembered by Larry and Cindy, grandchildren; Sarah, Michelle, and Daniel. She is also survived by her loving sisters Nancy Blanchett and Agnes Stoness; sister-in-law Clara Montgomery; brothers Eugene and Steve (Pat) Montgomery. June was predeceased by her parents and brothers; Vance and Jimmy (Diana) Montgomery. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 10:00 am at the Morrin Community Hall, Morrin, Alberta. Donations may be made in memory of June to the Morrin United Church, Box 104, Morrin, AB, T0J 2B0 or the Drumheller Continuing Care Centre, 351-9th Street NW, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y1. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.
JABLONSKI -- Frank 1927 - 2006
Frank passed away at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm, B.C. on Wednesday, October 11, 2006, at the age of 79 years.Frank was born in Wrabczyn Gorski, Poland, on February 22, 1927. He immigrated to Canada in 1960, making his home in Drumheller, AB for 34 years. He later moved to Salmon Arm, B.C. in 1994, where he had been residing until his passing. Frank worked for CN Rail for 27 years, from 1961 - 1988, retiring at age 61 years. Family and friends will miss Frank’s overwhelming generosity, jovial nature, helpfulness and friendly spirit. He enjoyed fishing at the lake, gardening and helping his neighbours any way he could.
Frank will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Maria, of Salmon Arm, B.C.; children Barbara (Alex) of Drumheller, AB and Bill (Linda) of Salmon Arm, B.C.; and grandchildren Tina, Michael, Sharla and Daniel. He was predeceased by his son, Jerry. The family sends heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nursing staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital and Vernon and Kamloops Hospitals, for their special care and compassion. A graveside service was held on Monday, October 16, 2006, at Mt. Ida Cemetery in Salmon Arm, B.C. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services and Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm, 250-833-1129, email@example.com
MARR -- Deral Clifton
Deral Clifton Marr of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2006, at the age of 77 years. He leaves to cherish his memory three children, Bonnie (Gordon) Smith and Donna Hames (Charlie Costello) all of Calgary and Sue (Cal) Hart of Fort Saskatchewan, their mother Jean (Mitch) McLean of Calgary. He had a long 43 year career with AGT/Telus in Medicine Hat, Drumheller and Red Deer. The funeral service was held in Westminister United Church (101 - 6th Street S.E., Medicine Hat) on Saturday, October 21, 2006 with Jane Clarke officiating. Interment followed in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Good Samaritans c/o 550 Spruce Way S.E., Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4P1. To email an expression of sympathy, please direct it to -- firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading -- Deral Marr. Funeral arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. S.E., Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.
SCHWARZ -- Erwin 1960 - 2006
Erwin Schwarz passed away October 13, 2006, surrounded by his family at the Vancouver General Hospital. Born August 10, 1960, Erwin grew up in the small hamlet of East Coulee, Alberta and moved to Victoria in 1992. He is survived by his wife Sharlene (the special love of his life and best friend); and beloved blended family, daughter Caitlin, son Riley, stepsons Parker and Travis. Erwin also leaves behind a loving, caring mother Monica; sister Margaret (Arnold); brothers Fred and Gerhard (Christl); mother-in-law Connie; father-in-law Garry; sister-in-law Shelley (Bob) and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Erwin is predeceased by his father - Friedrich Erwin. Erwin was an extremely dedicated family man who took great pride, love and joy in his family. His second love was his career as a professor at Camosun College where he was loved and respected by his students and coworkers. Erwin will be missed by all who knew him as he had a special way of touching their lives. Forever loved, never forgotten, and fiercely missed!
McCOMB -- GERALDINE ANN (nee Winslow) February 19, 1948 - December 26, 2006
Geraldine Ann McComb passed away peacefully December 26, 2006 in Drumheller, AB at the age of 58 years. Geraldine was predeceased by her parents, Parker and Wanda Winslow in 1975. Geraldine will be greatly missed by her loving family; husband, Wayne McComb; son, Brad McComb (Danielle McComb); daughter Cathy Dunlop (David Dunlop); grandchildren, Shayna and Jacob Dunlop, Connor McComb; sisters Dolores (Joe), Nita (Ivan), Pat (Jack), Velma (Frances) and brother Lee (Sharon). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Geraldine to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 12834-163 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T5V 9Z9 or to the Drumheller Continuing Care Centre, 351-9th Street NW, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y1. A Memorial Service was held in Drumheller, AB on December 29, 2006 at 1:00 pm at Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel.
SINCLAIR -- Robert Sutherland 1920 - 2006
Bob Sinclair passed away suddenly on Monday December 25 in hospital with family by his side. Bob is the middle child of Polly and Bill Sinclair from Watten, Caithness, Scotland, met in Toronto, married and moved to the home of his birth in Delia. At a young age Bob worked the farm with his Brother John until he joined the Canadian Army in March of 1941 and served in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany until 1945. He met and married Isabell Fulton of the Springwater area in July 1948. They settled in Delia where they lived in town for one year. They bought The Tasker farm in 1949. They had one son Joseph William. His joys in life were farming which he did till his death. They made many trips camping from a tent with no zipper to the Motor Home that they made many trips south with many special friends. Fishing, curling and time with family and friends held many fond memories.
He is predeceased by his parents and brother John. He will be remembered by his wife Isabell of 58 years, son Joe (Sandy), granddaughters Tara, Tanya (Rad) and great grandchildren Brett, Jerad, Kalie and Daran. sister Isabelle (Lloyd) Dickson of Red Deer, sister-in-law Gladdie Sinclair of Delia, along with many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held in Delia Saturday, December 30 at 2 pm at the Community Hall. In lieu of flowers and cards please give donation to STARS. Arrangements made by Personal Alterative Funeral Services.
DAUBERT -- Brenda Carol (Breadner) July 27, 1955 - December 27, 2006
Brenda passed away at the Drumheller Health Centre on December 27, 2006 after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Brenda is peacefully at rest. Brenda will be sadly missed by step father Adrian Armstrong and family of Tisdale, SK; husband Bryan and their children Tamara (Aaron Lang), Jessica, Madison and Brandon, Traci Breadner (Dave), Jazlyn and Morgan, Vicki (Scott) Klassen, Ty and Cobie of Airdrie, AB, Darren Daubert of Beiseker, AB; brothers and sisters, Craig Anderson and family of Edmonton, AB, Vilda (Gene) Gladney and family of Champagne, Illinois, Jan (Don) Fooks and family of Drumheller, AB, Brett (Sharon) and family of Edmonton, AB, Dale Anderson and family of Calgary, AB, Cheryl Patrosh (Miles) and family of Drumheller, Wendy Gagnon (Chris) and family of Melfort, SK; and numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins across western Canada. As well as her very special adopted mom Joan Cote of Drumheller, Bill Breadner and family of Nipawin, SK. Brenda’s daughters and grandchildren were the light of her life. Her favourite things in her short life were a huge passion for reading, camping, bean bags and she was becoming really fond of riding quads and golfing. Brenda was born July 27, 1955 and was raised in Tisdale, SK to the late Helen and Jerry Anderson, where Brenda resided for several years before moving to Drumheller in 1987. She worked at the Royal Tyrrell Museum for approximately five years. Bryan and Brenda then opened the Drumheller Shell Gas Bar and operated it for seven years. Brenda then returned to the museum for a couple of years in the gift shop. She was then persuaded to work with family at Drumheller Equipment.
Brenda was predeceased by both parents, nephew Kurtis, granddaughter Jayden and sister-in-law Cricket. A memorial/funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 2 at 2 p.m. at Knox United Church at 195-3rd Ave. East in Drumheller, AB. There will be no interment. In lieu of flowers the family ask that a donation in the name of Brenda be made to the Drumheller Health Centre. “Brenda left us far too soon!” - Bren’s friends
MOFFAT -- Barry Dean April 28, 1945 - January 1, 2007
“Bearcat” passed away suddenly on January 1, 2007 at the Drumheller Health Centre. He is now reunited with his father John Moffat. He will be sadly
missed by his wife of 37 years, Flo Moffat and his best bud “Chopper”. He leaves to mourn his three daughters, Tammy (Desmond) Marshall, Kimberly Moffat, and Jody (Ryan) Poland; three grandchildren, Alex, Madison, and Michael. He is survived by his mother Doreen Moffat and one brother Denton (Binkey) Moffat, all from Armstrong, B.C.
Barry was born April 28, 1945 in Bassano, AB and raised in Hussar. He started his career with Canadian Utilities as a laborer in 1966 and was promoted that same year to lineman and in 1967 he transferred to Peace River, AB. He became a serviceman in 1969. In 1977 he transferred to Drumheller where he completed his career with the same company, currently known as ATCO Electric. Barry retired in 2001 after 35 years of service with ATCO Electric. Retirement gave him the freedom to enjoy life the way he chose. His days were spent on long scenic drives with his bud “Chopper”, camping with his friends and family, and taking long leisurely naps.
A Memorial Service was held on Friday, January 5, 2007 at Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Barry to the STARS Foundation, Box 570, Calgary, AB, T2E 9Z9.