Chomos -- William Steve (Bill)
Bill passed away in Lethbridge, AB on October 10, 2008 at the age of 55. Bill drove taxi in Drumheller for years.
He is survived by daughter Crystal and son Derrick.
David -- Marcella Gloria (Chomos)
Marcella passed away on November 11, 2008 at the age of 56. Marcella lived in Drumheller off and on for years.
She is survived by her children Steven and Jeanie.
Marcella was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1995.
They are both survived by siblings -- Joanne, Marsha, Debbie, Myles, Liza, Greg, and John.
They were both predeceased by dad in 1976, mom, sister Theresa, and brother Henry in 2003.
Gilray -- Florence (nee Smith) 1914-2008
We are sad to announce the passing of Florence Gilray November 3, 2008 in Bonnyville.
Born in Winnipeg August 18, 1914, Florence grew up in the Craigmyle area and then made her home Drumheller.
She is survived by her two daughters Joan LeBlanc and Lynne (John) Kershaw, five grandchildren Vic, Holly (Tiago), Jimmy (Brenda), Cathy and Sabrina as well as seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
She is also survived by; one brother Leonard, three sisters Ruth, Mary and Pat and numerous nieces and nephews. Florence was predeceased by her husband Doug, son Dougie, son-in-law Hubert, her parents Vernon and Jane Smith and brothers John and Campbell.
After retiring from Claires’s Fashion Shop, Florence enjoyed travelling and volunteered with various organizations.
She also enjoyed working in her garden and going for coffee with her friends at the Diana Restaurant.
At Florence’s request there will be no funeral.
LASLO -- Jim
Jim Laslo, born in Drumheller June 1, 1933, passed away suddenly November 15, 2008.
Jim was predeceased by his father John Laslo, his mother Regina Laslo, three brothers John, Andy, Sandy, and two sisters, Julia and Sandra.
Jim is survived by his brothers Joe (Norma), Henry (Karen), Frank (Blanche) and two sisters Mary (Bill) and Linda as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their children.
By his request -- Cremation, with no funeral service. Your family and friends will all miss you. Rest in peace.
NELSON -- Florence M.
Florence M. Nelson born December 20, 1912 passed away peacefully on November 17, 2008.
She was predeceased by her husband Harry, two daughters Isabelle and Karen and great granddaughter Elisha and grandson Ryan.
She leaves to mourn her passing three sons James (Shirley), Bob (Connie), Bryan (Flo). Three daughters Donna, Barbara (Walter), Eileen (Clarence).
Twenty one grandchildren and thirty one great grandchildren.
Interment to follow at Delia Cemetery at a later date.
Robertson -- Agnes Marie (nee Morse)
It is with great sadness that our family wishes to inform you of the passing of Agnes Robertson at the age of 82.
Agnes was born in Huxley, Alberta on July 23, 1926 and she passed away peacefully in her sleep November 16, at the Golden Hills Lodge in Three Hills where she has resided for the past few years. She was predeceased by her parents Olga and Nigel Morse, her husband Bill Robertson, her sister Marge, brothers Ted and Wally, grandson Corey Giesbrecht and recently, her special friend Stan Young.
She is survived by her daughters, Wilma (Gilbert) Giesbrecht, Pat (Don) Blake, Marj (Steve) Higdon, Karen (Ken) Buchannan, her son Neil (Sheila) Robertson and their families including her seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Edith and Fran, brothers Bob, and Joe, and brother-in-law Sandy (Bea) Robertson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Agnes was a loving and dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Some of her most enjoyable times at the lodge were the social activities with her friends, including helping out with morning coffee and hospital of other residents. She took great pride in her African Violets and planting and caring for the garden courtyard at the lodge, especially her Gladiola. Memorial services will be held at the Carbon United Church on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alberta Children’s Hospital where two of her great-granddaughters are currently receiving treatments.
ROWBOTTOM -- Kathleen (Kaye) Thompson
Kaye, beloved wife of Joe Rowbottom went to be the Lord November 11, 2008, at the age of 80 years. Kaye was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Hester Boyes, her brother’s Elgin and Donald Boyes and her sister, Doreen Boyes. She will be lovingly remembered by Joe and their sons and daughters-in-law Thomas Rowbottom, Richard and Trudy Rowbottom, their daughters and sons-in-law Hester and Paul Borsheim, Mary-Jo and Ron Bouvier, grandchildren and great grandchildren Dallas Rowbottom, Joe and Lenore, Michael, Megan and Matthew Rowbottom, Cori and Jack Huculak, Jessica and Trent Voytilla, Jessie and Jayden Huculak, Jeff and LeeAnn, Zachary and Emma Rowbottom, Christine and Jason, Grace and Sophia Brost, Brandon Rowbottom, Amanda and Tony Smetaniuk, Lee and Corinna and Brayden Borsheim, Bonnilyn and Tim Cassidy, Cayleigh, Jessielyn and Jakob Kabanuk, Peggy-Ann and Mark Nevin, Joel, Alanna and Luke Janzen, Richard and Mindy Bouvier. Extended family, Donna Bird, Bernice Rowbottom, Fred and Elaine Ewing and Tim Voytilla. Kaye’s sisters Cleona Losoncy and Beverlee and Tom McLean, her brothers Tommy-Lee and Jenny Boyes, Alex and Lenore Connelly, many nieces, nephews and cousins, life-long friend Hazel Fleger and many other friends and neighbours. A celebration of Kaye’s life was held at Elim Pentecostal Church, Drumheller on November 14, 2008. If friends so desire, memorial tributes can be made to a charitable organization of your choice.
WILSON -- Gladys
Mrs. Gladys Wilson of Drumheller passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at the age of 100 years. Gladys was born on July 14, 1908 in Gardiner, Maine. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Della and Ernest Peacock. Gladys was predeceased by Clarence, her husband of 63 years, she was also predeceased by; her one son Harold Wilson and great gradnson Travis Chambers; two sisters Francis Morton and Loretta Peacock. She is survived by a son Frank Wilson and wife Eunice of Drumheller, eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Gladys will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. funeral services were held November 18, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. from Courtney-Winters Funeral Chapel in Drumheller. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Drumheller Continuing Care.
Brillinger -- John
John Brillinger (born November 17, 1950) passed away on November 21, 2008 in Drumheller, Alberta with Hazel, his loving wife of 34 years, by his side. He was 58.
John was passionate about life and lived his life as large as he was.
He was an avid baseball player, coach and was known to cook a mean chili!
He loved his family, animals and friends.
John was a kind and gentle giant who touched the lives of many and was loved by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife Hazel, mother Mary Brillinger, sisters Carol and Brenda and brother Bob and their families as well as numerous relatives and friends.
He will also be missed by his “furry family” -- Raven, Marley Bob, Virgil Caine, Lexi, Hawke, Silken and Bella.
John is predeceased by his father Lennie Brillinger and his brother-in-law Gary Bigelow.
A celebration of John’s life will be held on Friday November 28 at 3:30 pm at the Winston Heights Mountview Community Centre (520-27 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB).
Casual attire is desired. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Drumheller & District Humane Society (PO Box 1474, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y0).
Gibson -- C. Edna February 3, 1922 November 17, 2008
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and our friend Edna Gibson.
Edna passed away peacefully on November 17, 2008 after a short illness.
Edna is lovingly remembered by her children Marilyn, Larry, Bill (Sheila), Pat (Tom), Jim (Wendy) and Allen; Doris and Bill Irving; 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband Bill in 2004, her parents Marie and Jim Snell; Sister Irene Snell; Brother Russell Snell; and son-in-law Roy Hay.
Throughout her life she consistently gave unselfishly and lovingly to her family and those around her.
Her strength and spirit will endure in all she leaves behind.
She will be greatly missed by her family and all those who knew her.
Special thanks to Dr. Miller, Dr. Khoza and staff at the Acute Care Unit, Drumheller Hospital for your kindness and compassionate care.
Funeral Services were held at the Carbon Community Centre on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm with the Reverend Wendy Galloway officiating.
Interment followed in the Carbon Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted by the Drumheller Area Health Foundation, P.O. Box 6500, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0 or D.A.R.T.S, Drumheller, Alberta.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel, Drumheller, Alberta entrusted with arrangements.
GOODISON -- Edith May (Morrow)
It is with great sadness that our family wishes to inform you of the passing of Edith May Goodison at the age of 64.
Edith was born in Lethbridge Alberta on June 28, 1944 and passed away on November 21, 2008.
She was predeceased by her parents, Burt and Alberta Saunders, her husband Patrick Goodison and Terry Morrow.
She is survived by her family Teresa (Bruce) Brown, Tony Goodison, Rose Goodison (Foster), Mike Hoffman, Joey Goodison, John Goodison and their families including grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is also survived by her sisters Ruby, Kathy, Florence and brother Art.
May enjoyed visiting with family and friends, she also took great pride in knitting and crocheting.
Graveside service on November 29 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S.
SILBERSTEIN -- Esther
Miss Esther Silberstein of Los Angeles, California passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at the age of 90 years, after a brief battle with cancer.
She was born April 19, 1918 at Rumsey.
Esther lived most of her adult life in Los Angeles, where she was a legal secretary until she retired at the age of 79.
She is survived by two nephews, Norm (Deb) Silberstein of Trochu and David Silberstein of Drumheller.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.