SENNETT -- Helen
A long-time resident of Winnipeg, Helen Sennett, passed away peacefully at Lions Manor in that city, aged 96 years. She was predeceased by her husband Stewart in 1966 and their only child, Carolyn Stanger, in 1998; as well as two brothers, Louis and Edward. Surviving her passing are son-in-law Douglas Stanger; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren- Doug, Rosalind, Evelyn and Mary Stanger from Munson, Heather, Dave, Matthew and Nicole Koopman from Beaumont and Craig, Tracy and Angelina Stanger from Drumheller. One brother, Frank and Kay Nowicki from Winnipeg, plus numerous nieces and nephews also remain. Inurnment will take place in Winnipeg at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Lions Manor Personal Care, 320 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2W6.
TRENTHAM -- Harold 1921 - 2007
It is with heavy hearts that our family announces the sudden passing of our “Poppa” Harold on March 29, 2007. We know he is now at Grandma Audrey’s side.
Harold was born June 25, 1921 in the Orkney District. At the age of 13 he headed off to work for PJ Rock. Poppa had hours of stories he would share about his time at the Rock Farm, and always spoke so highly of Aunty May. On July 21, 1943, Harold and Audrey were married. They eventually moved to ACB Grenville’s farm in the Sunbeam District. Harold enjoyed raising livestock and spent 50 years in the Purebred Sheep Business and traveled extensively throughout North America. Poppa was a big push behind the Springbank Sheep 4-H Club. Poppa loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. As his grandchildren were growing up he made a big hockey rink in the yard every year, it was a highlight for everyone. Poppa has always been known for never being late.
Poppa will be dearly missed by his children, son Dick and daughter-in-law Marg, son Moe, daughter Laura and son –in-law Mike, his grandchildren; Cory (Dwayne), Shantel, Mitch, Brad (Robin), Rich, Audrey (Justin), and Vicki, great grandchildren; Caitlyn, Matt, Nevin, Nolia, and Emerson. He is also survived by his twin brother Al (Margaret), brother Frank (June), brother Robert (Terry) and sister Marj Grenville. Harold was predeceased by his loving wife Audrey, his mother, father and eldest brother and brother-in-law. Funeral Services for Harold were held Monday, April 2, 2007 at 1:30 P.M. from the Morrin Community Hall, interment followed in the Drumheller Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made in memory of Harold to the Sunshine Lodge, 698 - 6th Ave. East, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y5.
BOBRA -- In loving memory of Patricia Diane Bobra (nee Chambers) July 30, 1955 - April 8, 2007
It is with much sadness that we say goodbye to a “super” lady. Patricia passed way peacefully at the age of 51 years at the Drumheller Health Centre on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007.
Pat was the beloved wife of Christopher and the loving mother of Andrew and Stephen. Patricia is survived by her mother, Dorothy Chambers of Lachine, Quebec; and her brother, Michael (Cindy) Chambers of Calgary. She was predeceased by her father, Richard Chambers in 1983. Pat is also survived by her mother-in-law, Mrs. Jadwiga Bobra of Orleans, ON; a sister-in-law Alice (Ernst) Jacobsen of Orleans; and a brother-in-law Mark (Mary) Bobra of Ottawa.
Auntie Pat will be greatly missed by her nephews and nieces -- Stephanie and Nicholas Chambers of Calgary; Michael and Christina Jacobsen of Orleans; as well as “the twins”, Larissa and Alana Bobra of Ottawa. A “Celebration of Life” was held at Knox United Church, Drumheller on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 with Jenny Dannhauer officiating. Earlier in the day, a private interment of her ashes took place at the Columbarium in the Drumheller Municipal Cemetery. Chris, Andrew and Stephen would like to say “A BIg Thanks” to family and friends for all of the cards, calls, visits, flowers and food, also to her friends for taking turns driving Pat to Calgary for treatments. Dr. Racz and Dr. Neffgen of the Drumheller Hospital also deserve special thanks, as do the caring nurses, and other staff, including the ambulance personnel. Thank you to Cathy, Shauna and Lorraine of the Drumheller Cancer Clinic for their care and support. Thanks to Dr. Patterson and the nurses of the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic of Calgary for their care. Thank you very much to Jenny Dannhauer for her service, support and friendship, also her husband Dan for helping out. Lola of St. Anthony’s Hall did a great job at the reception. To Doug Lovsin, of IGA, for catering the lunch and providing other meals, thank you for being there for us. We are grateful to Lisa Jacques, of Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel for her thoughtful planning and organization. Special thanks to the “Group of 5” women for all that they did for Pat and her family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Drumheller and Area Health Foundation in care of the “Healing Garden”.
CHAYER -- David Louis 1936 - 2007
The family of David Chayer is sad to announce his passing on Friday, April 20, 2007 at the age of 70.
David was predeceased by his wife Norma in 1997. Left to mourn are his children Brian (Christine), Kathy (Murray), Dale (Selena) and Pat; grandchildren Michelle (Ben), Laura, Amanda (Kyle), Leah (Todd), Kayley, Nicholas, Jessi (Chase), Dusti, Rikki, Frank, Crystal and Amber; great-grandchildren Rayden, Reese, Chloe and Kevin. He also leaves his two brothers Cliff (Monique) and Wayne (Diane) while he joins his sister Darlene (Gary). He will also be missed by his dear friend, Martha.
David was born September 29, 1936 in Hanna, Alberta. The railroad took him away from his hometown of Sunnynook to many surrounding communities until he settled with his wife Norma in Drumheller where they raised their family and eventually came to be known by most everyone in the valley who had a television as he owned and dedicatedly operated his business Drumheller TV Service. After the passing of his dear wife Norma, he chose to continue his journey with a move to Calgary, Alberta where he was able to touch the lives of many new friends he would meet there. David had a remarkable talent for needle work which he began with cross stitch and most recently took up knitting where up until his last days, with vision that was failing, he continued with his love for the one gift he was given.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the ICU and Unit 41 in the Peter Lougheed Centre where he received compassionate care and support.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at St. Magloire’s Anglican Church in Drumheller, AB. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.
MANCHEE Annie (nee Malansky) January 21, 1932 - April 19, 2007
Annie Manchee passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, AB on Thursday, April 19, 2007 at the age of 75. She was predeceased by her mother, Anne, and two brothers, Alex and Bill.
She is survived by her eight children, Jim (Deb), Steve (Diane), Alex (Barbara), Richard (Leslie), Bonnie (Art), Nick (Kathy), Harry (Tammy) and Patricia; grandchildren, Cheryl, Michelle, Tina, Michael, Jayme, Jason, Jared, Kyle, Lindsay, Chelsey, James, Danny, Derek, Tony, Nicole, Shania; and great-grandchildren, Dominique, Brock, Alexis and Jersey.
Annie was born and raised in Newcastle, AB. She was educated in the Drumheller school system and spent the years of her life living in the valley, watching her children grow and then marry, later enjoying the youth and vibrancy of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had a flair for design and decorating; showcasing this natural talent in the many delicate doilies, beautiful tablecloths and sweaters she crocheted and knitted. Annie embraced colour, brightness and beauty; always ensuring her home and garden were decorated with polished detail. Annie’s children and grandchildren alike can recall how each time a visit to “Grandma’s” kitchen reminded them of a bake shop. The rich aroma of baked breads, cakes and pastries always welcomed them home. Her cooking was “second-to-none”, most recipes she conjured up at a moments notice, using any ingredients she could find available in the pantry. A master chef at best, Annie always made sure there was plenty of food to go around. As our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Annie will be forever missed, forever treasured, loved always and never forgotten.
The family wishes to express gratitude and thanks to the doctors and nursing staff who attended Annie during her stays at the Drumheller and Foothills hospitals - your kindness and thoughtful care is appreciated and will always be remembered. A private service was held Sunday, April 22, 2007, at Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Drumheller Health Authority #5 and S.T.A.R.S.
ROCKWELL -- Richard Miles
With a heavy heart, the family of Rick Rockwell would like to announce his passing on April 16, 2007 in Hinton, Alberta at the age of 51 years old. Left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory is his loving family -- wife, Mona Rockwell of Hinton, Alberta and their children son, Tyler Rockwell of Fort McMurray, Alberta and daughter, Marsha Rockwell of Hinton, Alberta. Also surviving Rick is his mother & father, Edna (Svend) Mortensen of Kaslo, British Columbia, and brothers, Morrius (Lynn) Mortensen of Okotoks, Alberta and Carl (Natasha) Mortensen of Kaslo, British Columbia. Rick was predeceased by two brothers, Ralph Rockwell, Eric Mortensen and sister, Vanna Rockwell. Memorial services for Rick were held on Friday April 20, 2007 2:00 pm at the The Ark, 439 Makenny St. in Hinton, Alberta, with Ruben Gaytan presiding over the service. In lieu of floral tributes the family suggests that a donation be made to the Hinton Community Cancer Centre, Attention -- Valerie Spencer, 1280 Switzer Drive, Hinton, Alberta T7V 1V2 in Richard Rockwell’s memory. Hinton Funeral Services (780-865-1234) entrusted with all the arrangements. To leave a condolence online please visit our website at www.edsonfuneralhome.com . THE FOOTHILLS MEMORIAL CHAPEL.
FERGEL -- Arno September 6, 1909 - April 28, 2007
Arno passed away peacefully at Carewest Sarcee Hospice in Calgary, AB on April 28, 2007. He was born in Germany and immigrated to Canada with his wife Ilse and family in 1954. Proud, strong and forgiving, he always welcomed the company of his family. Predeceased by his wife, Ilse in September of 2006, Arno is survived by his children, Gerhard (Dorothy), Helga (Herbert), Gisela (Roger), Horst (Imelda), Ursula (Mike), Monika (Jim) and many treasured grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends, whose hearts he touched. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Matthew’s United Church, 2035 – 26A St. SW, Calgary, AB on Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 11:00 am. Interment will take place the following day, Friday, May 4, 2007 at 11:00 am at Mountain View Memorial Gardens ( 17th Ave. SE and Garden Road) in Calgary. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Arno may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 2nd floor, 215 – 12th Ave. SE, Calgary AB T2G 1A2, or a charity of choice. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, Calgary & Red Deer (888) 216-5111
BROWN -- Jack Leo 1920 - 2007
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jack Leo Brown on May 3, 2007 at the age of 87 years with his loving family by his side. Jack was born on April 3, 1920 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Jack spent most of his life farming in the Hesketh/Pope Lease area. Jack will be lovingly remembered by his wife Joan of 62 years, three daughters; Gail (Larry) Mortimer, Jacqueline (Larry) Michta, Sheila (Bill) Gibson, one son; Clayton Brown, seven grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, sister; Audrey Appleyard, and a lifetime of friends. Jack was predeceased by his first born, daughter Shirley. Service of Remembrance was held Monday May 7, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. from the Knox United Church, if friends so desire memorial donations may be made in Jack’s memory to the Drumheller Health Centre/Acute Care or a charity of one’s choice.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel was in care of the arrangements.
CUMBERFORD -- Constance May 25, 1917 - April 24, 2007
Constance Cumberford passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on Tuesday, April 24, 2007. She is lovingly remembered by her children Paige (John) Olsen, Becky (Mike) Faunt, Granger (Sandy) Cumberford; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and her sister Doris Graham. Connie was predeceased by her husband Granger in 1998. Mom will be lovingly remembered by her family. At Connie’s request, a private service was held. Foster’s Garden Chapel Funeral Home and Crematorium Telephone -- (403) 297-0888 Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial www.fostesgardenchapel.com
GRAHAM -- Mr. Donald Joseph
Mr. Donald “Don” Graham of Calgary, formerly of Drumheller, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2007 at the age of 75 years. Don was born in Terrace, British Columbia. He attended school and went on to become a proud member of the R.C.M.P. In 1956 while stationed in Wainwright, Don met the love of his life Violetta Christians. In 1957 they were married. Together they moved around following Don’s career with the R.C.M.P. They lived in Edmonton, Westlock, Drumheller and Calgary finally retiring to Drumheller where they enjoyed many wonderful years together. On November 19, 2004 Don’s wife Vi passed away. He remained in Drumheller until June of 2006 when he moved to Calgary. Don was a very kind man and will be missed by his family, companion and friends. A memorial service for the late Mr. Don Graham will be held at the Donalda Cemetery on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Alberta Heart And Stroke Foundation in care of Brennen Funeral Home (2001) Ltd. P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO, who have been entrusted with the care and arrangements. For further information please contact Sylvie Tremblay at Brennen Funeral Home at 1-403-742-3315.
BATTLE -- Wilma F. 1921 - 2007
Mrs. Wilma F. Battle of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, Red Deer following a long fight with pancreatitis on Thursday, May 10, 2007 at the age of 85 years.
Wilma was born on November 18, 1921 in Delia, Alberta to Martin and Florence Julson. She was raised on her father’s farm, attending school in Delia (Starland) until 1938. Wilma met and was later united in marriage on October 28, 1939 to John Battle Jr. They were blessed with their first child, Russell Gary on November 6, 1940. Wilma and John farmed together in the Delia District until 1941, at which time John enlisted in the army. Wilma and their young son moved into Delia while John served during W.W.II. John returned home on September 23, 1945, and Wilma and John purchased the family farm from John’s father in 1946 through the Department of Veterans Affairs. The young family grew, as Diana Gail was born April 28, 1947, Sandra Irene followed on July 17, 1952, David John on May 17, 1956, and Elizabeth Lynn was born on February 29, 1964. Wilma and John left farming in 1969, and moved their family to Crossfield, Alberta. In 1972, the family moved to Nanaimo, B.C. for a few years, returning to Red Deer, Alberta in 1975. Upon their retirement in 1987, Wilma and John moved to Drumheller where they enjoyed many years together in a senior’s housing complex, returning to Red Deer in 1996. John passed away in 2002, and Wilma continued to reside in Red Deer until the present time. “Wilma will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.”
Wilma will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her son, David Battle of Sylvan Lake; her three daughters, Diana (Garren) Battle of Red Deer; Sandra (Jim) Zielke of Chilliwack, B.C.; and Elizabeth Battle of Red Deer; and her daughter-in-law, Evelyn Battle of Lethbridge; as well as eleven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. She will also be lovingly remembered by two sisters, Virena Little of Calgary; and Enid Carter of White Rock, B.C.; in addition to many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Wilma was predeceased by her parents; her husband, John in 2002; her son, Russell in 2000; two grandsons, Gary and Thomas; one great granddaughter, Angelica; and her brother, Mervin Julson.
A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of Wilma’s Life was held at the Delia United Church, Delia on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Clarence Sellars officiating. Interment followed in the Delia Cemetery, Delia. Cremation took place at the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Wilma’s Memory may be made directly to STARS Air Ambulance, Building #16, 29 Airport Road N.W., Edmonton, Alberta T5G 9Z9; or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 4730A Ross Street, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1X2. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by e-mail to -- firstname.lastname@example.org Funeral and Cremation Arrangements for the Late Mrs. Wilma F. Battle entrusted to the care of Oberhammer Funeral Chapels Ltd. Rimbey, Alberta Telephone (403) 843-4445