GEORGE -- Randy
Randy George, beloved husband of Maxine George of the Wintering Hills, passed away in Sicamous, British Columbia on November 13, 2007 at the age of 70 years. Born in Bassano on October 28, 1937 he was raised on the family farm in the Gem area. Randy attended school in Gem and completed his education in Red Deer. He and Maxine Jahn were married in Calgary on February 20, 1960 and continued to farm in Gem until moving to their current farm in the Wintering Hills. He had been a member of the Bassano Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star and the Hussar Gun Club. Randy will be lovingly remembered for his love and support of his family and for his love of the land. He especially enjoyed their cabin at the lake and trapshooting. Randy was predeceased by his father Bill on April 1, 1976, his mother Edna on June 24, 1998 and his brother Robin on July 15, 1983. Besides his loving wife Maxine, Randy is also survived by his son Bill and grandchildren Robyne and Randy of Drumheller and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 21 from Knox Presbyterian Church, Bassano. Rev. Peter Baek and Rev. Hector Rose officiating. Interment to follow at Bassano Cemetery. In memory of Randy, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #124 Professional Building, 430-6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 2S8 or STARS, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570 Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7. Arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME. Telephone 362-4636 or Toll Free (866) 362-4652.
HEINERMANN -- Anne (Marus) 1934 – 2007
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mother, Anne Mary Heinermann. After a courageous battle with cancer, Anne passed away peacefully at the Rockyview Hospital, with her family by her side on Monday, November 12, 2007 at the age of 73 years. She was born in Drumheller, raised in Midlandvale, and moved to Calgary in 1978. Her loving husband Helmut predeceased Anne. She will dearly be missed and lovingly remembered by her son Lloyd Rolland; four daughters Beverly McMillian, Dianne (Marshall) Wynnychuk, Patricia (Frank) Porter and Dixie (Jeff) Bourne; eleven grandchildren and two great grand children. Her dear sister Helen Pinkus; niece Carolyn and nephew Clarke of Drumheller, also survive her. Our family would like to acknowledge the nurses and doctors at the Rockyview Hospital and nurses from the Calgary Health Region Palliative Home Care. Your care and kindness throughout the difficult times will never be forgotten. A private family service was held at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.commemorativeservices.ca. Arrangements in care of COMMEMORATIVE SERVICES FUNERAL DIRECTORS. (403) 265-1199. Calgary Family Owned and Operatedwww.commemorativeservices.ca
PONTIFEX -- Gladys
Gladys Ede Pontifex (nee Gostling) passed away peacefully with her family at her side in the early morning hours of November 19, 2007. Born in Toronto on Valentine’s Day 1918, she grew up in Toronto and Calgary before marrying Walter Pontifex on December 6, 1947. They resided in the Morrin area until moving to Calgary in 1972. Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Jane Gostling, and her beloved husband Walt (1994), she moved to Drumheller in 1999. She leaves to mourn her loss her two sons Donald and Gordon, both of Drumheller; one sister Betty of Drumheller; one brother Ellis (Isobel) of West Vancouver, B.C.; nieces and nephews. Interment in Queens Park Cemetery, Calgary, on Saturday, November 24 at 10:00 a.m. with Memorial Service to follow at St. Magloire’s Anglican Church, Drumheller at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Mac Jones officiating. Mountain View Funeral Chapel, Three Hills, entrusted with arrangements, 443-5111. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Drumheller and Area Health Foundation, St. Magloire’s Anglican Church, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Raham-Siebert (Crossweller), Dorothy
In her 101st year, Mrs. Dorothy Frances Mary Raham-Siebert (RN) passed away on November 14, 2007. Dorothy’s departure from this world paralleled the life she lived – peaceful, with dignity, grace and without protest. Dorothy was born in Innisfail, Alberta on January 31,1907. She grew up in the community of Delia where her father homesteaded a quarter section. These rural beginnings were the starting point of her love of farming, and in particular, horses. Dorothy attended Kelvindale School, and it was there she developed a life long love of learning. At the age of 16 she attended Olds School of Agriculture, graduating from Home Economics in 1925. In the fall of 1925 Dorothy moved to Edmonton where she studied at the University of Alberta and obtained a degree in Nursing in 1928. One of her earliest assignments after graduation was the position of Matron at the Drumheller Hospital. Later, she spent many years at the University Hospital in Edmonton, where for some time she was Matron at the Mewburn Pavillion caring for veterans of the Great War. In 1940 Dorothy married Alfred Orr Raham and they settled down, and raised their family in the Knob Hill area in Edmonton. She continued to nurse as she raised her family, ending her accomplished career in 1967 at the Student health facility on the University of Alberta campus. In 1989, Dorothy married Dr. William Siebert of Rosthern, Saskatchewan, where she resided until William’s death in 1990. Throughout her life Dorothy was deeply involved in the social aspects of life wherever she was and she developed a sense of caring and compassion for humanity which manifested itself throughout her life and career. She retained a strong connection with her early life on the farm and the appreciation of community that came with that. Dorothy will forever be remembered by her family whom she loved dearly. Dorothy is survived by her son Gerry (Evelyn), her daughter Margaret (Richard), her four grandchildren -- Nicole, Christopher, Carrie-Lynn, and Patrick; her five great grandchildren -- Olivia, Zachary, Julia, Parker and Kuzio -- niece Colleen (Dale), and second cousin Jean Tippett. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Alfred Orr Raham in June 1978, her second husband Dr. William Siebert in November 1990, her parents Ethel and Harry Crossweller, her brother Raymond, and niece Carole Crossweller. Dorothy will always be remembered as a special lady who always put others before herself and always lived by the golden rule. A Funeral Service was held from the Delia United Church, Delia, Alberta on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Lyn Workman officiating. Interment followed at the Delia Cemetery. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 823-2666.
CLARK -- Garry Ronald
The family announces the death of Garry Ronald Clark on November 27, 2007 in Calgary, Alberta.Services will be held in Drumheller. For details call Mervin Clark at 823-9779 or Jim Clark at 823-9698.
ENGLISH -- Muriel Margaret
Muriel Margaret English passed away Friday, November 16, 2007 at the Innisfail Health Care Centre at the age of 67 years. Muriel is survived by her loving husband Bill; daughter Kim; son Pat (Gemma); grandchildren Chelsa, Liezel and Kayleah; brother Jack; and mother Peggy Granger; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Muriel was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 21, 1940. Muriel and her husband Bill and family lived in the Brandon area until 1970, moving to Alberta. They lived in various towns around alberta, the last four years in Innisfail. She loved spending time with family and friends. She had a great love for old country music and really enjoyed her trips to Branson and Nashville. Memorial Service was held Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Delia Community Centre, Delia, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. As a memorial tribute to Muriel Margaret English a tree will be planted in the Tree Memorial Park (Innisfail) by Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Innisfail Funeral Home & Crematorium, 4415 - 49 St. Innisfail. Telephone 227-0006.
FOSS -- Craig “Chicken”
Mr. Craig “Chicken” Foss of Camrose, passed away at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton on Saturday, November 17, 2007, at the age of 41years. Craig is survived by his loving wife, Maureen; his four children -- Rilan, Dixan, Lindsay and Coltan; his mother, Diana Foss of Camrose; brothers -- Gord (Cindy) of Camrose, Randy (Kathy) of Calgary, and Nolan (Robyn) of Camrose; two nieces -- Lauren and Katlin; and one nephew, Connor Foss. Craig is also survived by his in laws; Don and Bev Hall and his two grandmothers; Edie Carter and Doris Foss. Craig was predeceased by his father Dick, and both grandfathers, Ken Carter and Casper Foss. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2007 from the Messiah Lutheran Church in Camrose, with Rev. Kathleen Taylor officiating. Inurnment will take place in the Skafse Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, the Alberta Cancer Foundation, or to the charity of your choice.Burgar Funeral Home Camrose In Care of Arrangements 780-672-2121. “Dedicated service since 1906”.
KENZLER -- Mrs. Sylvia Christine Kenzler 1923 - 2007
Sylvia Christine Kenzler passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2007 at the Red Deer Hospital at the age of 84 years. She is survived by her children Marie (Halley) Gridley of Big Valley, George Bertwell of Toronto and Brenda (Raymond) Pare of Wainwright; four grandchildren; Randy (Melanie) Gridley, Marty (Alenda) Gridley, Karla Pare (Darrell Barker) and Charmaine Pare. Great-grandchildren; Kennady, Kyra, Karson, Kyle, Charlese, Samuel and Gillian Gridley, Brother Otto (Bertha) Feradi of Kamloops and sisters Marguerite and Frieda Feradi of Edmonton, sister-in-law Barb Feradi of Hussar, son-in-law Bob (Linda) McCallum, nieces and nephews; Shirley (Leo) Erion, Helen (Allan) Jacobson, Harold (Marilyn) Kenzler, Jim Feradi, John (Shawna) Feradi, Shelley Andrus, as well as many other relatives and friends. Sylvia was predeceased by her parents Bernhardt and Marie Feradi, son Leslie in September of 1973, two grandchildren Curtis in December of 1982 and Shauna in February of 1987, husband Howard in April of 1995, daughter Jackie in June of 1998 and brother Albert in October of 2007. Sylvia was born on February 9, 1923 and grew up on the family farm. She attended Kindergarten school and then Stettler High School. She was a teacher and supervised correspondence at the Fritzhill School. Sylvia married Frank Bertwell in 1945. To this union three children were born, Sylvia Marie, Jacqueline Ellen and George Douglas. Sylvia later married Howard Kenzler in 1962 and together they had two children Brenda Lee and Howard Leslie. Sylvia was a member of the Big Valley Legion, the Erskine Marvella Rebekah Lodge and volunteered for numerous Big Valley organizations. A memorial service for the late Sylvia Kenzler was held at the Brennen Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Heart And Stroke Foundation, STARS Air Ambulance or to the charity of your choice in care of Brennen Funeral Home (2001) Ltd., Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who are entrusted with the arrangements. 403.742.3315.
MARSHALL -- Mike
Wise Old Dirt Farmer from Delia passed away November 21 2007. Survived by his wife of 64 years Maude (Morton), sons Stanley (Lorelee), Kingsley (Shirley), Paul (Brenda) and daughter Alicia (Bob Hannah). Grandchildren -- Jayson, Jodi, Kelly, Desmond (Tammy), Julia Biletsky (Trent), Kimberly Johnson (Ian), Michael Hannah (Hannah), Sherry Hannah (Darren), Derek (Amanda). Great grandchildren -- Austin and Alec Biletsky, Madison, Michael and Ryder Marshall and Naviah Johnson. Also survived by brother Carl Albert (Florence) and sisters Ann McAuliffe, Mary Long, Edith Larson, Irene McKay, Kay Robertson, Lorraine Cooney (Ken), Josie Roline and Elsie Limpert, sisters in law Abbie McNaughton, Phyllis McDonald, brother in law Charlie Morton (Marg) as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and godchildren. He was predeceased by parents John and Jean, sisters Jean, Violet, brother Art and grandsons Kory and Trevor. WHAT A WONDERFUL LIFE. No wonder he was so excited to start that he arrived prematurely Dec 21, 1913 with no fingernails or hair. He was oldest of 13 and has been lucky enough to have remained the respected family head of both siblings and offspring. He has seen unbelievable changes; starting from walking behind horses and a two bottom plow to driving four wheel drive tractors pulling 53 feet of cultivator and from stooking behind an eight foot binder to straight cutting crop with a thirty foot header. Always an eager volunteer he was involved in most community activities over his lifetime. His pet project was cemetery maintenance taking over from his father. Not afraid of controversy he would ramrod projects to his liking. I remember when he had the tops of the evergreens whacked off. Nobody but he saw the benefit although time proved his reasoning. Dad was a social animal and never missed a wedding in the family or any event in the area. He loved parties and listening to all the stories. Although not much of a joke teller I must relate the only joke I ever heard him tell. Two doctors are looking over a patient’s chart and the one says “Isn’t this funny, this guy is from Tofield and he had his toe removed” the other doctor said “It’s a good thing he wasn’t from Balzac or Cochrane”. He enjoyed work bees and especially enjoyed working with his grandchildren. I told my kids this was not the man that had raised us. When we worked with Dad I’d ask him before we started, to make sure he couldn’t think of a harder way of doing whatever we were doing. Dad was an avid card player, anything crib, poker, smear and although he was honest to a fault he wasn’t above adjusting the rules. Dad’s philosophy to life was “eat dessert first”. Dad attended mass regularly and was always available for whatever jobs the priests had in mind. He was a Knight of Columbus for over 50 years. He and Mom were honored to receive Holy Communion from the Pope. Dad also served as a councillor for the MD of Starland for 10 years as well as on many boards and organizations. Dad always kept notes of people’s names and addresses and whenever he was somewhere he would phone whoever lived there to say hello. In later years he would have people write their own names in the book. Whenever he entered a room Dad would look around and contrary to common practice he would go to a table of people he didn’t know and find out who they were and what they were doing there. Dad has always respected older people and visited the elderly and infirmed and in turn has been rewarded by the respect of others and by their visitations. For those whom made that effort we wish to thank you. We want to thank the doctors and nurses and all the staff at the Drumheller Hospital for their care and kindness. Also thanks to the staff at the Sunshine Lodge where Dad has spent the past year for the wonderful care and such a fine facility. Thanks to Father Mario and St. Anthony’s Church for everything. Also to friends and family for your help and acts of kindness and your attendance. And finally we want to thank MOM for her dedicated care and companionship. His life was celebrated at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Drumheller, prayers at 7:00 P.M. November 26th, funeral mass November 27th at 11:00 A.M. Interment in Delia and lunch followed in Delia. Services provided by Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel, Drumheller, (403)823-2666.
OHLHAUSER -- Archie Kenneth
Archie was born in Calgary, Alberta on June 18, 1941 and passed away in Drumheller, Alberta on November 25, 2007 after a valiant battle with cancer. Archie was raised in Carbon where he attended school from grade one to grade eleven. He then started a plumbing apprenticeship with Bernie Stubbert of Stubbert Plumbing in Carbon. In the fall of 1961 Archie met the love of his life, Deanna Manson at a sock-hop at Henderson’s Secretarials school. They were then married on September 22, 1962. Archie was a member of UA 496, FOE 2098, Carbon Legion, served at the Village of Carbon as Councillor. Archie is survived by his mother Virginia Ohlhauser of Carbon, his loving wife, Deanna Ohlhauser; his sons; Rick, Barry and Tim (Kary), grandchildren; Dallas, Cameron and Sarah, of Calgary. His brothers; Merle (Lillian) and family of California, Kim and his family in Carbon. As well as many nieces, nephews and family and a large extended family. Archie was predeceased by his father, Edward, and sister, Joanne Martin. A Memorial Service will be held from the Carbon Community Centre on Friday, November 30, 2007 at 2:00 P.M., with Harold Hunter officiating. Courtney-Winter’s entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 823-2666.
ROWE -- Hilda
Hilda Rowe of Drumheller, Alberta passed away at the age of 72 years. A Memorial Service will be held from the Drumheller Alliance Church on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Bramwell Pearce officiating. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 823-2666.
CLARK -- Garry Ronald
Garry Ronald Clark, born August 31, 1947 in Drumheller, Alberta, son of Henry James and Nellie Clark. He was a trwin to Larry Clark and they were numbers seven and eight in a family of ten children. Siblings -- Jean (Dale Flett, deceased), twins Audrey (Angus McDonald) and Jim (Clara), Glen (Celie), Mervin (Herry Humphrey deceased, Kay), Thelma (Ervin Bossert), Twin Larry (Sharon McDermand deceased, Audrey), Linda (Lou Scheck) and Judy (Scott Toivanen). He was married to Dale Marie McDermand in 1968 and they had four children, Russell (deceased), Valerie, twins Gregory and Laura. He graduated from the University of Calgary in 1971 with a B.Ed. Garry taught school in Drumheller, Barrhead and Cambridge Bay, as well as teaching in Agriculture. In 2003 he married Marlene Lumb (nee Pahl), mother of Kathy and David Lumb. Garry and Marlene resided in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Funeral Services were held in the First Church of the Nazerene in Drumheller on Saturday, December 1, 2007. Interment followed in Barrhead on Monday, December 3, 2007.
OSBALDISTON -- Jack
Jack Osbaldiston passed away in Drumheller on Monday, December 03, 2007, Members of the Legion and friends of Jack’s are invited to attend a celebration of Jack’s Life, with his family in the Legion Clubroom on Friday, December 07 at 4:00 PM.
WALDRON -- Phyllis
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Phyllis Waldron on December 2, 2007 with her family at her side at Drumheller Health Care Centre, after a lengthy illness. Phyllis will be sadly missed by her loving daughter Lyn Gallant and son in law Pat Gallant, her grandchildren Stacey (Kelly), Darcy, Amanda (Chris), great-grandsons Justin, Kody, and Harley, as well as her brother Gordon Hunt and her best friend and soul mate of many year Howard Paget, and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Phyllis was born and raised in Carbon. She moved to Swalwell in March 1948 where she farmed for many years. She moved to Carbon with Howard in May of 1978 and kept the farm until her passing.
Mom’s entertainment and fun was to frequently go to the Carbon Valley Hotel Tavern to have a “Quiet Beer” and play her 7’s Wild, at which we all agree she was very lucky. She lived life to the fullest and fought long and hard without ever a complaint.
She was predeceased by her husband Bill Waldron in July 1980. Her parents Dorothy and Harry Hunt, sisters Hazel Nadasde, Millie Poole and brothers Buster Hunt, Jim Hunt and Howard Hunt.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to all the Doctors and staff at both Three Hills and Drumheller Care Centres for the outstanding care given over the last few years. In memory of Phyllis a blue bulb will be lit on the Tree of Hope at the Drumheller Health Centre December 9 at 7:00 PM. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so Friday, December 7, 2007 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM at Carbon Community Centre, funeral to follow there immediately after, graveside service to follow at Swalwell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Phyllis can be made to the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Endocrinology Clinic (2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 6A8).
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Drumheller, AB (403) 823-2666.