McCABE -- Lori Anne
Remembering Lori Anne McCabe
Lori Anne Leonhardt was born to Lawrence and Agnes in Drumheller, AB on May 18, 1963. She was their second child, preceded by her brother, Brian. She was baptized in Drumheller at Grace Lutheran Church.She grew up on her familyís farm, enjoying her life of farm work and the many animals they kept. Lori participated enthusiastically in 4-H activities. She was an avid sewer, she showed steers in competitions and she enjoyed public speaking. Lori loved to read. Her favourite books were the writings of L.M. Montgomery, author of the Anne of Green Gables series. She also read the Bible, taking special strength and comfort in the Psalms. After moving out on her own, Lori went to college to study to be a Teacherís Aide. She worked in that field prior to meeting Veryle McCabe. They were married on September 2, 1989 in an outdoor ceremony in Drumheller. During their first married years they lived in Calgary and made a special trip to Prince Edward Island to see the country of Loriís favourite stories. On November 12, 1992, they were blessed with their first child, daughter Anne Marie, and on February 10, 2000 they welcomed Nytasha into their family. Lori loved her family. Lori fought a long and hard struggle with cancer. She did not want to leave Veryle, Anne Marie and Nytasha. She turned to God for help in her sickness and grew in confidence that He was with her through it all. Early in the morning of June 9, 2007, Loriís fight with cancer ended, and she rested in the arms of Jesus her Savior. Lori was blessed with many friends. She was especially grateful for those who supported her through the years of her sickness. She will sadly missed by all who knew her.
VARGA -- Allison Joanne
We are sad to announce the short life of our baby, Allison Joanne. She came and went in an instant on June 14, 2007 taking with her a lifetime of hopes and dreams we had for her. We will hold her in our hearts forever.Stewart, Jody and Danielle Varga
BROOM -- Stella Mary (nee Anderson) March 4, 1933 - June 21, 2007
Our beloved Mother, Grandma and Sister passed away on June 21, 2007, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital at the age of 74. She was predeceased by her husband Fran on October 16, 2001. Stella was also predeceased by her father and mother, Albert and Mary Anderson, and brothers Bob and Ken. Stella is survived by her son Jim (Sherry) Broom of Drumheller; daughter Susan (Dave) Henry of Calgary; three grandsons, Jordan Broom and Steven and Derrick Henry; and one granddaughter, Nikki Broom. Stella also leaves to mourn one sister, Carol (Mike) Musteca of Leduc; three brothers, Bill Anderson of Drumheller, Jack (Debbie) Anderson of Drumheller, and Roy (Reg) Anderson of Edmonton. Stellaís numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, her special Auntie Ray and many very good friends will miss her dearly.
Stella passed away unexpectedly on June 21, 2007, at the age of 74 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital with her family by her side. Right until the very end, Stella kept her spirits high and was not without a good sense of humour. Besides watching her many soap operas daily, Stella enjoyed bingo and gambling. Even on her final day she was ripping open Nevada tickets from her hospital bed.
Stella was born March 4, 1933 in Cambria, Alberta. She was the second oldest in a family of eight children born to Albert and Mary Anderson. Stella married Fran on October 6, 1956. Together they shared 45 wonderful years before his passing. Before starting her family, Stella worked at Peopleís Bakery, Jenkins, and Co-op Grocery. Fran and Stella had two children who in turn gave Grandma and Grandpa three handsome grandsons and one beautiful granddaughter. Anyone who knew Stella knew the pride and joy she felt in her family. They were more important to her than life itself. Anyone who knows anything about Fran and Jim knows how much they both love the game of golf. Jim tried to get his Mom to come out the golf course and see what the game was all about. Stella was finally convinced into coming to ride on the golf cart one day while her family golfed. And, wouldnít you know it! While driving the cart, Susan rounded a corner, hit a tree root, and bounced Stella right out of the cart! Other than to enjoy the occasional Motherís Day brunch at the golf course, that day constituted her first and last ďround of golfĒ.
Stella won Volunteer of the Year in 1995, having been recognized by the Municipal District of Badlands #7 for her numerous volunteer hours within the Community of Nacmine. She organized wedding and baby showers and Old Timerís Suppers, and pictures of her during some of these events are on display at the Nacmine Hall. Stella worked bingos and helped out with pancake breakfasts. Anyone who knew Stella knew that she was a kind, loving, compassionate, gentle woman who never passed you by without saying ďhelloĒ. She also LOVED to talk on the phone. She even had to increase her long distance minutes because she had so many people she needed to talk to, but especially when she called her sister in Leduc three times a day for an hour at a time. Stella was at the clinic one day when an elderly couple sat beside her. She overheard them say they had no money with them and they were hungry and thirsty. Stella gave them $10 and told them they could drop the money off with her brother Bill who worked in the Co-op Bakery. Away the couple went and a short time later, they dropped the money off with Bill. Thatís how trusting she was of everyone and thatís how generous she was.
Stella loved kids, whether they were hers or someone elseís, and was a surrogate mother to many. Besides Jim and Susan, Stella had a hand in raising her grandkids (Jordan and Nikki), and other kids in the neighborhood who spent countless hours at her home, until the time they all were old enough to go to school. Besides good morals and values, Stella also taught them all one important fact in life - that being, how to play cards for money! Remember, we said she loved to gamble!
Stella will always hold a special place in the hearts of her kids and grandkids. Each night they will be checking the brightest star in the sky and we know it will be her. We also know that she is happy now that she has been reunited with Fran, who was the love of her life, her parents and siblings, and her close friends, Nick and Carrie Roby. Weíre certain that thereís a game of Canasta going on once again.
The memorial service was held Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Knox United Church, with a luncheon at the Nacmine Hall afterward. Arrangements entrusted to Personal Alternatives of Calgary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stellaís memory to the charity of your choice.
HANSEN -- Carol Ann
Carol Ann Hansen of Drumheller passed away suddenly at the age of 57 years. A Memorial Service will be held from Courtney-Winterís Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, June 27 at 11 a.m. All of Carol Annís friends are welcome to join the family for a small reception to be held from the East Coulee Hall following the Memorial Service. Courtney-Winterís Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
KING -- Jack Beverly
Jack Beverly King - passed away at Raymond AB on June 17 2007 at age 77. He is survived by his sister Margaret and her husband Peter Brown of Calgary and their family, sons Darren and Michael and daughter Laurie Anderson and her husband Darren and their daughters Amanda, Karyn and Kaitlyn. Cremation has taken place and internment will take place at a later date at the King Family gravesite, Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Edmonton AB.
MALAKA -- Robert (Bob)
Bob Malaka passed away peacefully on June 21, 2007 in the Drumheller Extended Care at the age of 72 years, surrounded by his family. Bob will forever be remembered by his quiet nature and friendly ways and his love of fishing, watching hockey and visiting with family and friends. Left to cherish Bobís memory are his sister Helen (Lyle) McKay and their children Allan (Beth) McKay, Larry (Cathee) McKay, Dale McKay, Steven McKay and all their families, sister Josie (Bernie) Simpson and their children; Bill Gray, Ken (Sheryl) Gray, Debbie Zimmer, Christine Mitchell and all their families.
A Memorial Service will be held from Courtney-Winterís Funeral Chapel, Drumheller, Alberta, on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. with Harold Hunter officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Victoria Lane, in care of Continuing Care, Box 6500, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0. Courtney Winterís Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
SHANDERA -- Mary Ellen (nee Butler) 1928 - 2007
Mary Ellen Shandera beloved wife of Rudolph passed away at the age of 78 years at the Drumheller Hospital Acute Care on June 21, 2007. Mary was born in Butlerville, Newfoundland on July 6, 1928 and came to Canada in 1946 following WWII as the war bride to Rudolph. Mary is survived by four children; Raymond (Elizabeth) Shandera, Philip (Anita) Shandera, Gerald (Brenda) Shandera, Geraldine (Steve) Racine. Mary is also survived by 21 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her grandson David Shandera on August 19, 1977.
A Celebration of Maryís life was held in Drumheller on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. If friends so desire Memorial Tributes may be made to the Morrin United Church or to the Drumheller Salvation Army in Maryís name. Courtney-Winterís Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. A special thank you to Dr. Nahornick and everyone who looked after mom in the Drumheller Hospital.
STEELE -- James (Jim) 1921 - 2007
It is with great sadness and sorrow we announce the passing of James(Jim) Steele of Nacmine. He was taken to be with his maker on June 22, 2007 with his family that he loved so dearly.
Jim was born in Kirkmuirhill Lesmahagaus, Scotland on October 12, 1921 to Donald and Isabella Steele. The family immigrated to Canada in 1928 so Jimís dad could go to work in the mines in Evansburg. In 1941 Jim married Margaret (Peggy) McKinnon. Along came three children; daughters Janet and Bonnie and one son Jimmy. Before starting his family Jim joined the Navy as a stoker in 1942, and in 1943 with an honorable discharge and came home to work in the coal mines. He stayed in the mines until they were all closed. Then he went to work at the Co-op until he retired. Jim was an avid gardener and could grow anything. Between Jim and Margaret you couldnít find a weed anywhere. Jim was also one of the best back catchers in the valley. But he always had a rival, Walter Symowoniuk, they were always kidding back and forth who was really the best. My dad finally gave up baseball when son Jimmy started to get better than him.
Jim was predeceased by his wife, in 1991, daughter in 1991, and a son in 1984. Jim is survived by his daughter Bonnie (Dale) Armstrong, sister, Jenny Boyce of Hinton, Mary McKinnon of Vegreville, 2 grand daughters; Catherine and Cassandra, also 4 nieces and 2 nephews. We canít forget his dogs Josie and Macy.A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 29 at 2:00 P.M. from Courtney Winterís Funeral Chapel. His cremated remains will be scattered at a later date. A reception will follow at the Nacmine Hall. Memorial Tributes in Jimís name may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Foundation or to the Alberta Lung Association. I would also like to thank everyone who supported us during our very hard time. Also to the Sunshine Lodge and all the staff at the Drumheller Hospital. A special thanks to Edie Langford, Joanne Anderson and Molly Flater who were always there when Jim needed someone. Words cannot express our gratitude. Thank you . Bonnie, Dale and Family.
GEREIN -- Antoinette (nee Guterson) 1918 - 2007
Toni was born in Drumheller, AB on April 14, 1918 and passed away peacefully at the Sarcee Hospice in Calgary on June 28, 2007 at the age of 89 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Theodore (Ted), children Bill (Robyn), Bob (Carol), Joanne (Clint) Smith, Nancy (Lorne Larson) Gerein, Susan (Rob Letourneau) Hall and Donna (Blair) Anderson. Grandchildren; Kristi, Shannon, Taylor, Keith, Lesley, Jenna, Evan, Connor and Colin, Great Grandchildren, Meghan and Alex. Toni will also be remembered by her sisters; Dolly, Francis and Mary, and one brother George. She is predeceased by her grandson Robert and six siblings.
Memorial donations may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association P.O. Box 4500 Station South, Calgary, AB T6E 6K2. Relatives and friends were invited to prayers at St. Bernardís Catholic Church (711 Ė37th Street NW) on Monday, July 2, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (400 Edmonton Trail NE) on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting www.leydens.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Leydenís Funeral Home, Reception and Cremation Centre, 304 Ė 18th Avenue SW. Tel -- 403 228 4422.
HLADY -- Marion September 29, 1925 - June 29, 2007
It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Mrs. Marion Hlady at the age of 81 years. Marion has gone to join the love of her life, her husband Ernest who predeceased her in 1998. She will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In keeping with Marionís wishes, cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held.
BITZ -- Violet (nee Neumiller) August 29, 1930 - July 12, 2007
Violet passed away July 12, 2007, at the age of 76 years. She was born in the Glidden, Saskatchewan area, along with her brothers and sisters; Adolf, Ella, Edna, Emil, Harold, Reinhold, Edward (Violetís Twin), and Helen. In 1949, she married Peter Bitz and they farmed in the area until 1962, when they bought a farm and moved to the Drumheller area. They have six children; Pauline (Louie), Donald (Sherry), Ivan (Debbie), Ruby, Joanne, and Caroline; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Violet was predeceased by her husband Peter, in 2000. A funeral service for Violet will be held at 11 am, on Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at St. Anthonyís Catholic Church (151 Ė 3 Street West). In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of oneís choice. Personal Alternative Funeral Services , Calgary & Red Deer, Telephone 1-888-216-5111