GAUTHIER -- Evelyn Grace (Nee Herman)
Evelyn Grace Gauthier, (Nee Herman) passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle. She was predeceased by husband Charles. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Sharon and Charles (Karen Thomas); brothers Albert (Anne) and Don (Joan); grandchildren Carissa Cameron (Shaane), Lisa Wenger (Travis Lucier), and Kate Gauthier; and great grandchildren Marquell, Hannah, Emma and Amaris. Memorial service to be held Monday, May 19 at 3:00 p.m. at Fosters Garden Chapel, 3220 - 4 St. N.W, Calgary, Alberta.
GAUTHIER -- Evelyn Grace
With great sadness the family of Grace Gauthier announce she passed away peacefully May 12, 2008. Grace was the daughter of Anna and Emanual Herman of Delia. She grew up on the farm and attended high school in Drumheller. Grace had many fond memories of farm life and then living in the dormitory to attend high school. She was a graduate of the Royal Alexandra Hospital School of Nursing in Edmonton and she treasured her affiliation there throughout her life. In 2007 Grace attended her 60th nursing reunion in Edmonton. She worked for a short time at the Colonel Belcher Veteran’s Hospital prior to her marriage to Charles (Chuck) Gauthier in 1948. Grace was predeceased by Chuck in 1993. She lived most of her life in Calgary but was always interested in the world and enjoyed travelling to many places as far away as Thailand. Home, family and friends were of the utmost importance to Grace. She spent most of her final days with visitors in her home and on the phone. Grace truly appreciated each and every visitor and was sincerely touched by the attention paid to her. Those who knew her have said they were inspired by her courage, determination and positive outlook. Grace will always be missed by her children; Sharon Gauthier of Calgary and Dr. Charles Gauthier (Karen Thomas) of Banff; her grandchildren Carissa (Schaane) Cameron of Tennessee, Lisa Wenger (Travis Lucier) of Airdrie and Kate Gauthier of Banff.; her great-grandchildren; Marquell, Hannah, Emma Joy, and Amaris Cameron; her brothers Albert (Anne) Herman and Don (Joan) Herman both of Drumheller, and many extended family and friends. The family wish to thank all those involved in Grace’s care especially Dr. Michelle Deyholos, Dr. Ghatage of the Tom Baker Center, Dr. Chu at Evergreen Acupuncture, Dr. Christine Perkins and each of their staff members. Also a special thanks to Janice, Krystal and Michelle of the palliative Home Care Team and everyone at Carewest Sarcee Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to Ovarian Cancer Canada, 145 Front Street East, Suite 101, Toronto, On M5A 1E3 1-877-413-7970. A Memorial Service was held at FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 – 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. 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.
HOWARD -- Tanya (Kalbhen)
Tanya Howard (Kalbhen) passed away peacefully on May 15, 2008 at the age of 34. Tanya was born on April 30, 1974 and was raised in Rockyford. She attended Elementary and Junior-High in Rockyford, Alberta and graduated High-School in Standard, Alberta. While in High-School Tanya was activly involved in 4-H Beef and Sewing. Tanya was determined to save her money so she could attend college. She would take any job from working at a hog barn, babysitting to working in the local grocery store. Tanya received her Bachelors in Nursing from Red Deer College in 1997. Tanya always had a passion for helping others from a child to the day she left us. Tanya was always willing to accept new challenges. She completed her 6 month Nursing Practicum at Yellowknife. She began her nursing career at the Drumheller Hospital. After a few months of working, Tanya purchased her first home in Drumheller. After a few years Tanya decided to accept a new challenge by working at the Peter Lougheed in the Intensive Care Unit. Tanya found her way back to Drumheller to pursue her career and marry her love of her life, Darrin Howard. Tanya continued to work in Acute Care and the Health Unit in Drumheller. Tanya had a mischievous twinkle in her eye and a welcoming heart. She always would take time out of her day to make someone feel special and to listen. She always loved to joke and have fun and if you ever met Tanya you could not help but fall in love with her. Tanya’s love of her three children and family was very strong. Tanya is survived by her beloved husband of 8 years Darrin, three sons Joel, Matthew and Mitchell, mother and father (Bill and Linda Kalbhen), four siblings Margo (Mike), Warren (Tyla), Stacey (Shawn), Erica (Tyler), Grandma (Iris Ruzek), In-laws -- Don and Carmen Howard, Wade (Cherie), Donalee (Jerry), Tammy, and many nieces and nephews and family members. Wherever Tanya went in life she was always winning the hearts of all. That was evident with the support her and her family received throughout her battle. Tanya was always determined to succeed no matter how big her dream was. Tanya was diagnosed with cancer 2 1/2 years ago which made her very passionate about bringing the Relay For Life to Drumheller. Tanya requested donations be made to Relay For Life in lieu of flowers. To donate visit www.cancer.ca/relay, Drumheller Scotia Bank, or call (403) 303-3512 for more information. The funeral was held 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 from the Stampede Barn.
NAGY -- Alexander Jr. June 20, 1931 – May 23, 2008
The family of Alex Nagy are sad to announce his passing on May 23, 2008. Alex is survived by his loving wife Penny (Waltraud); his children Cheryl (Frank), Wendy (Murray), Michele (Bruce), Roxanne (Greg), Bryan (Karen); grandchildren Julianne (Marcos), Ryan (Mindy), Ricky, Kurtis, Colin, Joel, Kyle; great grandchildren Quinton, Nico, Emma, Hallie as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Alex was predeceased by his father Alexander Sr. and his mother Helen as well as his brothers Steve and Emil. Alex was born in Carbon Alberta; lived for a short period in Midland and, as a child moved, with his parents to their farm in Delia in 1944 and resided there until their move to High River in 2007. In addition to farming, Alex had a passion for carpentry – his skills are known throughout the community and many people have his handiwork in their homes. Alex also contributed to his community over the years by volunteering as hockey coach, 4-H Leader, and sat as a member of several community Boards. A Celebration of Alex’s life will be held at the Delia Community Centre on Thursday, May 29, 2008 @ 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Foothills County Hospice (Okotoks) or the High River Palliative Care Unit. The Nagy Family would like to thank Dr. Spice and Linda Reed Paul as well as all of the many Hospital, Home Care and Palliative medical staff who attended his bedside over the past few months. Your caring was noticed.
Some may think you are forgotten
Though on earth you are no more
But in memory you are with us
As you always were before
Waddell -- Sophie
It is with heavy hearts, the family announces the passing of Sophie Waddell on May 18, 2008 at the age of 60 years. She is lovingly remembered by her companion Archie Heather; children Alex (Robin), Amanda (Shawn), one grandson Jonathan; her sister Helen; brother Walter; and parents Emily and Stanley Belczowski; also numerous relatives and friends. Donations may be directed to STARS - Air Rescue, Bldg 16, 29 Airport Road NW, Edmonton, AB T5G - 9Z9 or phone (780) 447-5492.
KINNIBURGH -- David, Robert
David Kinniburgh, a resident of Bethany Care, Airdrie, died June 2, 2008, one week following his 80th birthday. Dave leaves his loving wife, Margaret; daughters Catherine (Dale Sazwan), Janet (Bob Richardson), Wendy (Les Hilliard); grandchildren Tyler & Michelle Clark, John Sazwan (Courtney Kobylanski), Adam Sazwan (Shawna Streeper), Dawn Richardson (Ryan Peterson), Doug Richardson, Sarah Hilliard, Jeff Hilliard (Ashley Tarbox); brother Jim & Kris Kinniburgh; brother-in-law Francis & Leona Nicoll and sisters-in-law Reenee and Eileen Kinniburgh; numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, friends & caregivers. Dave was predeceased by his parents Edith & Carman; brother Percy (Marj); daughter Heather Kinniburgh; and in-laws Phoebe & Bob Nicoll. Dave loved people and many close relationships were cultivated as he volunteered and/or served as lay minister with the United Church (Central, Southminster & the Chinese United in Calgary, Third Avenue in North Battleford, Sask.; Airdrie, Delia, Craigmyle, Morrin and Irricana United). For a time (1964-74) Dave took over his family’s dairy farm east of Airdrie, then had a couple private businesses, and worked for Palliser Furniture. With retirement came some time to travel, to explore Canada from Dawson City to Halifax and throughout Alberta, keeping up with the family! It also allowed him time to putter in his garden, producing profuse crops of lupines, lilies, roses, fruits and vegetables. Suffering with Shy Drager Syndrome, Dave became a resident of long-term-care in the fall of 2003. We are grateful to those who tried to ensure his comfort, quality of life, and sense of purpose was maintained ‘til the end. Following a celebration of Dave’s life on Friday, June 6, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. at Airdrie United Church (212 1st Avenue NE), there will be refreshments and ice cream served at Woodside 50+ Club (411 Woodside Drive). While Dave loved flowers, memorial donations made to Airdrie United Church, or the charity of your choice would be very much appreciated. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES,Calgary & Red Deer, (403) 216-5111
POSTAL -- Leon
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Leon Postal. Leon passed away on May 19, 2008 at the Hanna Health Centre at the age of 93 years. Leon was predeceased by his wife, Verna and his two brothers, Henry and Louis. A graveside interment will be held at the Drumheller Cemetery on Saturday, June 7, 2008 with Reverend Mac Jones officiating. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 823-2666.
SMEAL -- Albert
Albert Smeal passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at the age of ninety-four in the Drumheller Health Centre Continuing Care with family at his side, Albert was the only child of Adam and Agnes Smeal. He was born August 24, 1913 on their original homestead in the Gartley area with Granny Lowe and Dr. Gibson attending his birth. Albert attended school at the Hubbel Homestead for grade one then attended Sunbeam and Mount Carmel Schools. Albert married Irene Sallows from Nacmine in 1935 and together they raised their seven children in the Michichi Area. Albert leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Irene of seventy-three years, Daughter Agnes (Gene) DeMott, son Richard (Roberta), son Ralph (Sherry), daughter Joyce (Max) Burnham, daughter Helen McConathy, daughter Lorna (John) Simpson, thirteen grandchildren and twenty three great grandchildren. Albert leaves also sister-in-law Marje Sallows, and brother-in-laws Ian (Gerda) Sallows and Garnet (Maureen) Sallows and Len Davies. Albert was pre-deceased by his parents Adam and Anges Smeal, one son Don, and a grandson Clint Smeal. A son-in-law Mike Malansky and son-in-law Steve McConathy and many dear friends and relatives. Albert was a special man who will be missed by his family and all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to the Drumheller Health Centre Continuing Care Unit (351 - 9 St. N.W. Drumheller, AB) or a charity of choice. A funeral service will be held in Grace Lutheran Church, 620 2 Ave. West in Drumheller on Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Lunch to follow at the Drumheller Inn after the service. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, 17 Ave. S.E. at Garden Road, Calgary, Alberta at 3:30 p.m. Courtney-Winters Funeral Chapel Entrusted with arrangements. 823-2666.
SMYTH -- W. Ross
William Ross Brooks Smyth was born on September 25, 1916 and died on May 30, 2008 in the Extended Care of Hanna Hospital. He is survived by sons, Bob (Eileen), David (Rita), daughter, Norah (Clark) Watts, son-in-law, Ron Gobeil, and brother, Ian Smyth. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Clara (2003), daughter, Wendy (2005), son, Bill (1991), baby daughter (1951), his parents, Robert and Annie, and brother, Bruce. He leaves to mourn his treasured grandchildren, Rob, Pat, Ben, Terri, Lorraine, John, Paul, Tara, Sheila, Doug, Brooks, Leah, and their spouses, as well as 16 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Ross spent the first 86 years of his life on the farm that has now been in the family for over 100 years. He attended school at Orlando, Victor, Craigmyle, and Hanna. After finishing grade 12 at the age of 16 he started his farming career raising sheep, and then buying cattle as he was able. Always an active member of the communities of Victor and Craigmyle, Ross was a Mason, served briefly as a school board member, a 4-H leader, and a reservist in the army. He was very devoted to supporting his church, taking positions as an elder and treasurer. Ross’ interests included baseball, politics, economics, current events, reading, and playing cards. His love for the outdoors and his farm came second only to his love for his family and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 3, in the Craigmyle United Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Hanna Hospital and the Craigmyle United Church. Arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel.
WILSON -- Margaret (nee Cameron)
Mary Margaret Wilson (nee Cameron) passed away on May 5, 2008 at the Creston Hospital at, age of 87. Born in Drumheller, Alberta. She was predeceased by her father John, step-mother Helen, in 1979 and brother Bill in 1984. She is survived by her loving husband Gordon and nephews John and Robert Cameron. Mary grew up at Midland and left in the early 40’s to work a few years in Calgary before leaving for Vancouver in 1945, where she worked in the printing business until she retired and moved to Creston in 1976. She made many special friends and enjoyed thoroughly the beauty of the valley and the rich bird life around their home. She was Secretary treasurer of the Creston Rock and Mineral Club for 12 years. A ten year member of the Pioneer Villa and for a number of years a member of the Creston Hospital Auxiliary, At which time she enjoyed some years of managing the hospital Tuck Shop. By her request -- Cremation, with no funeral or services.
Parliament -- Pamela
With great sadness the family of Pamela Parliament announce her passing on June 4, 2008 in Calgary. Service will be held in Edmonton, AB at Neighbourhood Church, 5347 - 112 Ave. on Monday, June 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Schmidt -- Irene
Irene Lily Schmidt was born August 19, 1933 in Wimborne, Alberta to John and Martha Fuchs, the fourth of five children. On May 23, 1954 in Torrington, Alberta she married Howard Donald Schmidt. During their loving 51-year marriage they resided in Calgary, Yahk, B.C., Countess, Alberta, Arrowwood Alberta, and finally Drumheller, Alberta in 1967. Irene was predeceased by her husband Howard in 2005, her daughter Beverly Doel in 2007, her brother Reuben Fuchs, brothers and sisters-in-law Newton Schmidt, Fred Schmidt, Mable Schmidt, Marge Fuchs and Harvey Emann. Irene is survived by her daughter Maureen, her son-in-law Clifford Doel, her grandson Allan (Shannon) Doel, and great-grandchildren Sylvia and Asli Jane. She is also survived by her brothers Albert (Lois) Fuchs, John (Kathleen) Fuchs, her sister Edna (Emery) Falat, her brothers and sisters-in-law Lily Fuchs, Beverly Schmidt, Patricia (Stan) Crooks and Betty (John) Fercko, along with numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held at the Drumheller Alliance Church on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 823-2666.
Semaka -- Alexander June 1, 1914 - June 5, 2008
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our father at the age of ninety-one. He passed away peacefully in the acute care ward of the Drumheller Health Centre after a short battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his first wife, Marian Hamilton (1956), his second wife, Shirley Findlay (2002), his brother, Frank, sisters; Jean, Vicky and Mary. Left to cherish his memory are his children; Frank Semaka (Shirley), Marian Hildebrand (Edward), Margaret Skydt (Paul), Joan Beauchesne (Roland), Elaine Ewing (Fred), Richard Brock (Sheila), plus sixteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. He taught school in Drumheller for thirty-four years and was a part-time farmer. He was a fixture in the community with his daily walks across town. He loved the valley and was a fountain of knowledge about dinosaurs, fossils and dinosaur teeth.
A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 3:00 P.M. at the Knox United Church in Drumheller. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Drumheller Health Centre Foundation -- Acute Care (351-9th street N.W., Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y1). A special thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Racz and the nursing staff at Acute Care. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements (403) 823-2666.
SPILLER -- Jeannine Morse
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Jeannine Morse Spiller of Camrose on June 4, 2008 at the age of 79 years. Jeannine was born on September 20, 1928 in Hanna, Alberta where she was raised with her four siblings. Jeannine met her husband, Carl Ziegler, in Drumheller where they raised two boys, Gary Lee and Bryon Richard. After twenty-two years of marriage Jeannine and Carl were divorced. Jeannine eventually married Reginald Spiller and relocated to Camrose from Drumheller. Jeannine was an active member of the Royal Purple and Good Samaritans, enjoyed the Baptist Seniors group and the Saturday morning coffee / farmer’s market bunch, was a proficient bookkeeper, an excellent seamstress, an avid watcher of the Young & Restless soap opera, an Elvis Presley fan, a breast cancer survivor and a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Jeannine is survived by her son, Bryon Ziegler (Leona MacDougall) and her grandsons (Marshall Lee and Cody Allen) of Olds; her sister, Maureen Ternovoy and family of Red Deer; her brother, Leonard Morse and family of Drumheller. She is predeceased by her parents, George and Ottilla Morse; and two brothers, George and Ralph Morse. Jeannine was also predeceased by her eldest son, Gary in 1985; and her husband Reg in 2002.
Memorial services will take place at the Camrose United Church at 2 p.m. on June 11, 2008. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Alberta Cancer Foundation for breast cancer research. Weber Funeral Home 672-3131.