CONNELLY -- Margaret
It is with great sadness that we announce that Margaret passed away on May 2, 2007, at the age of 72, at the Blairmore Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents Tom and Anne and two brothers, Joe and Jim. Margaret is survived by a brother Tom (Irene) Connelly of Calgary and sister Nan (Julian) Saganski of Regina. Services will be conducted in Drumheller at a later date.
GRENIER -- Irene Jane 1908 - 2007
Irene Jane Grenier passed away peacefully on May 10, 2007. She is survived by her sister Alice Gayse of Sylvan Lake, AB as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and nine brothers and sisters. Irene spent many years working as a secretary in the Parliament building in Ottawa, ON. She retired from her career with the Federal Government and later moved to Calgary to be closer to her family where she resided until death. She will be sadly missed.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 2 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 5504 - 20 Street S.W., Calgary, with interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6. Telephone -- (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.mem.com FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM Telephone -- 297-0888 Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial www.fostersgardenchapel.com
OTRASEK -- Kay (nee Danyluk)
The family of Kay Otrasek (nee Danyluk) sadly announce her passing on Wednesday, May 9, 2007. She died peacefully with dignity and grace.
Mom possessed a quiet strength, gentle nature and appreciated the simple things in life. Those who knew and loved her recognized that she was a very special person and she will live on in the memories of all those whose lives she touched. We will miss her greatly and love her always.
Left to mourn her passing are her loving daughter Kathy and son-in-law Jim; her much loved granddaughter Robin; special nephew Michael Danyluk; sisters-in-law Mary Danyluk and Vonnie Danyluk; and neighbours and friends. She was predeceased by her daughter Marion, husband Michael, parents and three brothers - George, Mike and Willie. She wished to leave her life as she lived it - quietly. A family memorial will be held at a later date in Calgary, where she will be interred with her daughter and husband. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Drumheller Health Centre, 351 - 9 Street N.W., Drumheller, AB for the Palliative Care Healing Garden.
BURT -- Jean Maria 1937 - 2007
Jean Maria Burt, beloved wife of Murray Burt, was born in Drumheller, Alberta on October 21, 1937. After her courageous battle with cancer, Jean passed away peacefully on May 11, 2007 at the age of 69 years, surrounded by her loving family.
Jean will be dearly missed for her witty sense of humour, positive attitude and always giving. She was a “trooper” and a “fighter”, never giving up hope. She was an inspiration to her friends and family. Over the years Jean played ball, was an excellent bowler, enjoyed playing darts and cards, always had a crossword puzzle nearby and loved to cook and entertain. Her greatest passion was her love of golf. After her hole-in-one, there was no stopping her. She was a member of the Henderson Lake Golf Club for many years. Another passion of hers over the years was her involvement with the Order Of Royal Purple (Past Honoured Royal Lady). For six months, of each year, for past 15 years, Murray and Jean were known as Snowbirds, her favourite places to live other than Lethbridge were -- Mazatlan, Mexcio; Yuma, AZ; and Las Vegas, NV, meeting many friends through the years with her fun-loving personality.
Besides Murray, her loving husband and friend for over 49 years, Jean is survived by her three daughters Linda (Jimmy) Pote, June (Ewan) MacFarlane, Debbie (Mike) Handsaeme; seven grandchildren Scott MacFarlane of Edinburgh, Scotland, Jennifer MacFarlane of Calgary, Richard (Heather) Handsaeme, Kriss (Phil) Guenter, Rose Anne (Eric) Payne, Kathryn Peterson and James Pote; four great-grandchildren Paris, Bree, Sheridan and Saydee; two sisters Stella (Ivor) LaMarsh of Calgary, and Susan Lennstrom of Drumheller; two sisters-in-law Joyce (Cliff) Wenger of Vernon, B.C. and Helen (Ken) Harris of Palm Springs, CA and brother-in-law Bob Brown of Red Deer.
Jean was predeceased by her parents, John and Katie Byrtus; brothers Joey and Johney Byrtus; sister-in-law Betty Brown; brother-in-law Ed LaMarsh; nephews Wayne Andres and Burt Harris. Our family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. E. Smuts of Bigelow Fowler Clinic and the staff of angels at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care for the comfort and care provided to her.
LAVERTY -- Terrance William
Born June 4,1927 on Handhills, died May 19,2007 in Calgary. Third child of Dan& Ada Laverty. Survived by 4 daughters -- Patti ( Doug), Nancy (Darryl), Terrie (Barry) and Erin (Bryan) and 9 grandchildren. & family from Ireland. After a lengthy battle with lung disease& showing us his strength of Will,he died peacefully. Funeral Services are for May 26@ 11 am,St Anthony's Church Drumheller. Interment to follow at The Delia Cemetery.
MELLER -- Myrtle C. 1914 - 2007
Myrtle Meller passed away peacefully on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2007 in Calgary at the age of 92 years. Myrtle was born in Pennock, MN, the first of seven daughters born to Peter and Jessie Kallevig. In 1927 the family moved to Canada and farmed at Morrin, AB, where Myrtle met and married Ralph Meller in 1935. Myrtle will be remembered for her involvement in organizing Sunday School classes at the Mission House which was located north of the family farm. Her housekeeping and cooking skills were well remembered. Ralph and Myrtle retired from farming and moved to Calgary in 1969.
She was predeceased by her parents and six sisters and her loving husband, Ralph. She leaves to mourn her loss, her children, Gerald (Mae), Ken (Diana) and Elaine (Larry); grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Friday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at the Centre Street Church, 3900 2nd Street N.E., Calgary. A private family interment will take place at Morrin Cemetery at a later date. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Mission House Cemetery restoration project c/o Bethany Lutheran Church, Box 7, Morrin, AB T0J 2B0.
PINKUS -- Mary (Mollie)
Mollie Pinkus of Drumheller, passed away at the Drumheller Hospital on May 17, 2007, at the age of 86 years. Mollie will be remembered by her children Dean (Lynne) of Calgary, AB, Gayle (Rick) Trembecky of Drumheller; grandchildren Tray Pinkus, Tyler (Mandy) Pinkus of Calgary, Darren (Lindsay) Trembecky of Tofield, AB, Jeff (Tammy) Trembecky of Edmonton, AB; and great grandchildren Carissa Pinkus, Chase Pinkus, James Pinkus and Teydon Trembecky; sister Charlotte (Don) Bagozzi. She was predeceased by her husband Emil in 1992. There will be a memorial service at the Drumheller Inn Banquet Room on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 2:00 pm. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made in Mollie’s name directly to a charity of ones choice.
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August 19, 1929 - May 14, 2007
Colin passed away surrounded by family at the Foothills hospital in Calgary on May 14/2007 at the age of 77. He was predeceased by his parents George and Mary and one brother Georgie. Survived by; his loving wife Irene, daughter Charlotte (Lyle) Heck, son Ron (Theresa) Storch. Grandchildren Jeff (Maeghan) Heck, Clayton (Jessica) Heck, Brad (Renee) Storch, Cheryl (Wayne) Stephenson, Greg Storch (Jannelle Arneson), Kristy Storch (Rick Norman) and Great Grandchildren, Tyler, Emma, Desirae, Megan, Brodie, Isabelle, and Quinn. 7 sisters, Laura Pennock, Clara Montgomery, Alma Tolman, Helen (Leonard) Steen, Elsie Larose, Betty Jorsvick and Linda Helmer. 2 Brothers John Storch and Richard (Mavis) Storch.
Colin was born on the family farm at Morrin, Ab and farmed there for many years until 1989 when they moved to Airdrie where he did various jobs until 1998. Then moved to Munson where he worked for the MD of Starland for two years. Followed by working for the Village of Munson until present where he was also a councilor and on various committees. Colin always enjoyed tinkering with any kind of machinery and loved gardening. He felt a great pride in accomplishing any task he set out to do. His greatest pride and joy was spending time with his wife and family. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by his loving wife, family and friends. A private family gathering was held as per Colin’s wishes.
STEPHEN AARON JAMES SHELBY
September 16, 1978 - May 12, 2007
We little knew that morning
God was going to call your name
In life we loved your dearly
In death we do the same
It broke our hearts to lose you
You did not go alone
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home
You left us peaceful memories
Your love is still our guide
And although we cannot see you
You are always at our side
Our family chain is broken
And nothing will be the same
But when God calls us one by one
The chain will link again
Stephen is survived by his parents Jim and Bev; sisters Kerry, Lori and Jamie; nieces Shelby and Krystin; nephew Tyler; as well as loving aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends.
You will always be remembered We love you and miss you dearly
We wish to express our sincerest thanks to all family and friends who offered their support and comfort during this most difficult time. Our gratitude to the management and staff at the Drumheller Inn for their special kindness.