Richard Bryce Stout
On June 19, 1967 at the Edmonton Misericordia Hospital, Richard Bryce Stout was born to Jerry and Verna Stout. At the time we were living in Edmonton. His older sister, Lorrel, was delighted to have a baby brother with lots of dark, curly hair. In April 1968 when Bryce was 10 months old we moved to the Heart River area onto a quarter belonging to Ohlen, Bryce’s grandfather. That fall we moved a house up next to the Stout’s family home to live in. The following year Grandpa and Grandma Stout moved into the house on the hill and we moved into their home. Trevor was just a couple of months old. In April 1971 before the farm was sold we bought this quarter from Ohlen and Iris Stout. We built a house in 10 days and moved in. Bryce loved the outdoors. We had a natural sand pit and the boys, with their cousin Scotty, would build tunnels up to five feet deep. One day the school bus backed into the tunnel so we made some changes. When Bryce was 10 we planted 110 trees. To water the trees we would have to crank up the Alice Chalmers tractor to start it, back the tractor up to the river and fill barrels with water. One time, as Bryce was going down the row of trees the wheel fell off the tractor. He shouted and asked Dad what to do. Dad told him to turn the key off. We bought a Honda bike for Bryce from Ernie Isert. Bryce ran it into a tree. Then, when he was 12, he ran his S10 into a fence. One time Jerry and the boys pitched a tent up at the dams. The next morning Bryce had caught them a fish for breakfast. He helped his Mom a lot in the garden. The red-winged blackbirds could really get loud. There were so many that Bryce would say they were having church. When Bryce decided to get married he wanted to be married outside. It was January and it was 34 degrees Fahrenheit. Bryce and Jackie were married outside under our spruce tree on Jan. 30, 1987. They lived in Salt Prairie and also at Bert Cuthbert’s place. Bryce and Jackie were living in a trailer they had bought. That day then had been out with the family swimming and when they returned home the trailer had burnt. By this time they had bought their own land. Bryce and his Dad walked into the land to find a building site. Bryce wanted a sheltered place with lots of trees. They built the home they lived in on that site. He worked for Nemadar Ranch for quite a few years with the rock crusher. Joe, another employee at the time, and Bryce would have water fights with the two loaders. They would fill their buckets from a water hole close by and dump it on each other. Another time it was coffee time and Bryce parked his loader so Joe’s loader cab would fill up with smoke. Joe couldn’t go back to work until the smoke cleared. The truckers liked him loading them because they had very little to level off when he was done. He also knew how to load just the right amount of gravel. Bryce decided he wanted to do something different so he went into carpentry. He worked on the Pleasantview Lodge when they added on and enlarged the rooms. His Grandma Martha was in there as a resident. She called him her smiling Bryce. He then worked on the ATCO Building in High Prairie. He finished a project in Fort McMurray, then the Pomeroy Inn in High Prairie. He worked at the police barracks in Spirit River, then the renovations at the seniors lodge in Valleyview. When Ken Kroetch broke his ankle he took a temporary position with Heart River Housing. He used to tease Ken about having this easy job until he experienced it for himself. We are proud of our grandchildren. They have a deep love for their grandparents on both sides. Bryce leaves to mourn: his wife, Jackie; sons Cody Travis and Chance; parents Jerry and Verna Stout; sister Lorrel Stout (Lynn Johnson) Trevor Stout, Ryan Stout and numerous cousins, uncles, aunts and friends. He is survived by Cody, Travis and Chance. Bryce, you will be missed by us all who knew and loved you.
Terry Francis Gauchier
1949 - 2001
Terry Francis Gauchier was born in Peavine on July 30, 1949 and passed away March 17, 2001 at the age of 51 years.
He was the first born child of Edward and Gertie Gauchier.
Terry was predeceased by his son Trevor, his Mooshum Dick and Kokum Marceline Gladue, his Mooshum Emil and Kokum Jennie Gauchier and his Mooshum Gabe Gladue.
Terry spent most of his life in Peavine where he attended school. Later on he took a small business management course at AVC in Grouard. He worked at various jobs throughout Alberta and British Columbia in logging, on the pipeline and in the oilpatch. In the early 1980s, he worked as an addictions counsellor and youth counsellor.
Terry started his career in politics in 1988, when he was first elected to the Peavine Metis Settlement council. He then moved on to the Metis Settlement Appeals Tribunal in 1990, where he served for four years. He was then re-elected for another four years where he served as vice-chair. In May of 1998, he was again re-elected to Peavine council and served as chairman until his death.
He also sat on the Alberta Sports Council.
Terry will always be remembered for his love of sports, particularly fastball. He was recognized throughout the province for his excellence in the sport. Along with the numerous championship trophies, he also received many individual awards at the local, regional, provincial, national and international levels.
Terry started playing fastball in his late teens and was well known for his ability to hit homeruns. In his first year for the High Prairie Friendship Centre Braves, he hit 38 homeruns. We don't believe this has been surpassed in league play to date.
We personally know of two newspapers: Fort McMurray Today and the Red Deer Advocate, describing him as a "One-man Wrecking Crew" in the headlines in their sports sections.
After Keith and Sharon moved to Red Deer, Keith asked Terry to come and play ball with them. Terry asked if they could win. Keith said, "Sure we could, if you come play with us." So Terry, Shirley and Trevor moved to Red Deer and Terry asked Keith, "Well, how many games do we have to win to get into the finals?" Keith said, "All of them, " and they did. They won 14 straight games and took the "B" Cup final that year.
Terry was considered by many to be a natural athlete and like a deer when he was on the ball diamond.
Everyone has a story they remember about Terry and ball. No eulogy could describe the many accomplishments and give his career in ball the justice that it deserves.
Terry also loved hockey. He began playing in Peavine on dugouts, then graduated to the Thunderbirds and then the High Prairie Regals of the North Peace Hockey League where he won Rookie-of-the-Year honours his first year. He also won most popular player in the 1972-73 season.
Jimmy McLean was telling me that he remembers when Terry, Rondy, Lloyd and Arnold Gauchier all came to play in High Prairie. Jimmy says he called them "The Peavine Connection" and they soon became the fans' favourites.
They excelled in the NPHL without any formal training in minor hockey. I guess all the playing on the dugouts in Peavine paid off.
Terry went on to become a star winger for six years. He was considered to be the strongest and toughest player in the NPHL. He was always a gentleman and never went looking for trouble, but if someone challenged him, they always regretted it.
Terry made second all-star team in 1976-77 and 1977-78 as right winger where he played with Tom Iannone and Jimmy McLean to name just a couple.
Terry's competitiveness and strong desire to win was brought to the ice and was recognized and respected by the opposing teams in the NPHL.
Terry's sister, Dianne, says that Terry used to box on the tips of his skates, on the ice, when he was having a "disagreement" with another player. She always wanted Terry to teach her son Ross his techniques.
Terry also enjoyed curling and golf. He started playing golf about four years ago. He was invited to play in the Peace Country Tournament of Champions the past three years.
Although Terry was competitive in nature, he took the time to make golf a family affair. He golfed often with his son Matthew to teach him, his brothers, other family members and close friends.
He also supported his sisters over the years when they were playing fastball, and his nieces and nephews in whatever they were involved in from sports to jigging.
Valerie always looked up to her big brother, Terry. When he asked her to catch his fastball pitches, she would run and get the ball and gloves. He would warn her what kind of ball he was going to throw, whether it was a riser or a drop ball. Lesson learned by Valerie was that when something hard and fast is coming at you, you feel a little safer if you close your eyes just before the ball hits your glove.
Don says he remembers he used to have to practice with Terry, who would make him stand in front of the grainery so that if he missed the ball, they wouldn't have to run after it. Every time he missed the ball it would bang against the side of the grainery like the shot of a gun. Sometimes Don would be standing there with a sore hand, hoping they had practiced enough, but Terry would say, "I'm just toughening you up."
Another great love of Terry's was the outdoors. Terry loved hunting, camping, fishing and just being in the bush. I think Terry has taken Shirley on every trail, cutline, bush road and swamp in and around Peavine, on quad and Ski-Doo.
I can remember Terry and Shirley coming in for coffee after they had been out in the bush on their quads. Shirley would be covered from head to toe with mud and I'd ask them where they had been. Terry would get that smirk on his face and say, "Oh, just for a ride."
A common site was Terry with Matthew in front of him on his quad and Lady (his dog) on the back going down the road.
Along with his competitiveness, Terry also had a great sense of humour. He loved to tease, was full of mischief and was always playing tricks on his friends and relatives. He was a great friend to have and it's not hard to understand why he has so many friends. He had great leadership qualities and he displayed these in sports, his political life and with his family.
Terry was a proud man and he fought for what he believed was right. I am told by his brothers and sisters that he has passed this belief on to them.
He also had a "Big Brother" attitude, always wanting to protect the family honour, no matter whose family it was.
He was also very giving and unselfish, always willing to help family members and friends without them even having to ask.
Terry was also very courageous in his battle with cancer. He remained optimistic and never gave up. Keith and I saw Terry almost every day and not once did I hear him ever complain. I know for me, he was and always will be an inspiration.
All of these characteristics will surely be missed and never replaced, but will always be in our memories to cherish.
Terry leaves to mourn: his loving and supportive wife, Shirley; parents Edward and Gertie Gauchier; his children Matthew, Toni, Bernadine, Lisa, Darcy, Terrylyn, Charmaine, Terrance and Shawn; his brothers John and Pauline, Keith and Sharon, Kenny, Don and Charlotte; his sisters Dianne and Ray Willier, Dollie and Archie Carifelle, Valerie and Kevin Dietz, and Beatrice Smith; father and mother-in-law Harry and Dorothy Carter; sisters-in-law Audrey and Ralston Judd, and Brenda and Jack Farley; brothers-in-law Gary, Dale and Holly, and Larry; 22 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.
The funeral for Terry was held on March 21 at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in High Prairie with Pastor Don Porter officiating.
Pallbearers were Harry Supernault, Rondy Gauchier, Iner Gauchier, Elmer Anderson, Harry Cunningham and Dennis Cunningham. The eulogists were Val Dietz and Sharon D. Gauchier, music was provided by Don and Sharon Cunningham.
Interment followed in St. Paul's Roman Catholic cemetery in High Prairie.
A eulogy is never enough to describe the life of a person like Terry or the loss felt by his family and friends. We could go on and on, but as someone said, "It's hard to imagine Peavine without Terry." We would like to add, "It's hard to imagine life without Terry."
Irma Victoria (Furstenwerth) Tokarz passed away suddenly in Fairview, Alta. April 19, 2008, at the age of 63 years. Irma was born in Fairview Feb. 3, 1945, to Henry and Margaret Furstenwerth. She spent most of her years growing up in the Gage district where trains and elevators became a big part of her life. She was often called upon by the elevator agents to babysit their children. Irma graduated from Fairview High School in 1963 and Fairview College in 1965. She worked in different places and spent time traveling before going to High Prairie. There she met Ronnie Tokarz and April 22, 1978, Irma and Ronnie exchanged wedding vows. It was a very special time for Irma as she had also just finished her radiation treatments for breast cancer. Her strength as a survivor is a great example for all of us. The RCMP surprised Irma and Ron at their wedding by forming an Honour Guard attired in their Red Serge. Irma was a people person, very interested in everyone she met, who they were and where from and their families. She never forgot a name or a face and took time to talk to everyone. Her ability to retain this information was like a computer. This is what Irma wrote as her personal message for the high school class reunion of 1988: “I obtained a certificate in the secretarial program at Fairview College and worked for the provincial government for 23 years in Social Services, the provincial courthouse and Advanced Education. After commuting 75 miles a day for 10 years to High Prairie from Donnelly, I finally resigned and went to work for the RCMP in McLennan. I went from secretary, to business instructor, to court administrator and back to secretary. After all, when you marry a farmer, a wife must keep working!” Irma went on to say, “I have met many interesting people through my employment in the court system as a Justice of the Peace.” In 2000, Irma transferred from McLennan RCMP to the Fairview detachment. She returned to her roots, picked up on many old acquaintances and made new ones. She loved company so much she took in many teachers and EMTs as borders. Irma also worked at the Moran Chapel of Memories where her compassion and caring manner were always evident. Irma retired March 31, 2008, and had plans to do some traveling and just relaxing with family and friends. Irma was active in the Waterhole Oldtimers Association, as a director at Crossroads and with the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. She leaves to mourn: her loving husband of 30 years, Bonnie; aunts Victoria Bergquist and Martha Furstenwerth; as well as numerous cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by: her parents, Henry Furstenwerth in 1977 and mother Margaret Furstenwerth in 1999; and numerous aunts and uncles. A celebration of Irma’s life was held April 26, 2008, at St. Paul’s United Church with Rev. Henry Vicdor officiating. Special music ‘On Angel’s Wing’ was sung by Irma’s good friend, Louise Dart. Active pallbearers were John Furstenwerth, Willie Furstenwerth, Ken Hammerschmidt, Richard Bergquist, Martina Dettling, Jason Wilson and Brian Wilson. Honourary pallbearers were Irma’s co-workers and RCMP as well as the RCMP and Sheriff’s Honour Guard. Interment was at Waterhole Cemetery.
Tommy Willier was born on Jan. 7, 1918 in Sucker Creek and died Sept. 27, 2003 at the age of 85 years.
Tommy met and married Flora Courtorielle on May 10, 1938. Tommy worked steady for 30 years on the NAR Railroad and provided for his family of seven children, grandchildren and foster children. Tommy was a well-respected man who worked hard and never complained. He was also known for his sense of humour and his love of auction sales.
Tommy and Flora celebrated their 65th anniversary this past May 10, 2003.
Even though Tommy lost his leg in a hunting accident in 1975 he did not slow down. If there was something to be done around the home he was always able to take care of it or fix it.
Left to mourn Tommy's passing are: his wife, Flora; daughter Pearl (Reg) Cook; daughter Lillian Anderson; son Leonard (Wanda) Willier; son Ronald (Fran) Willier; son Donny (Debbie) Willier; 27 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Tommy was predeceased by: his parents, Maria and William O. Willier; three brothers and two sisters; his daughter Eva Mary Willier; son Dennis Willier; and his grandson, Floyd Cook.
The funeral for Tommy Willier was held Oct. 1 at the Sucker Creek Recreation Hall. Pallbearers were Larry Anderson, Dave Cook, Billy Willier, Fred Badger, Roger Okemow and Richie Willier. Honourary pallbearers were Leonard Willier, Ronald Willier, Donald Willier, Henry George Okemow, Wilfred Willier, Reggie Cook. George Berg, Sam Stout, Dickie Willier and Raymond Courtorielle.
The eulogy was delivered by Rose Laboucan and Don Porter, the cross bearer was Vincent Willier. Music was provided by Kirk Boucher.
Tommy will always be remembered and forever missed by all who knew him and loved him.
Dorothy Jean Turner
Dorothy Jean Turner, of Grande Prairie, passed away on March 25, 2007. She was born on Dec. 20, 1920 in Spirit River, Alberta. Dorothy grew up in Spirit River and lived there until she was 18. Upon the death of her father, she moved with her mother, brother and sister to Toronto. She completed business college and began working in Toronto at which time she met the love of her life, Roy Turner. Dorothy and Roy were married in Toronto on Jan. 29, 1949. Shortly after, they took up homesteading on a farm 25 miles west of High Prairie in the Peace River Country where they raised their four daughters. Upon retirement in 1983 they relocated to Grande Prairie to be closer to family. Retirement meant lots of time enjoying their grandchildren and their cottage at Winagami Lake. Dorothy leaves to mourn her passing: Beth (Rene) of Fox Creek, Alta.; Kathy of Winnipeg; Susan (Marcel) of Grande Prairie; and Vicki (Mike) of Grande Prairie; grandchildren, Suzanne, Tammy, Nancy, Carrie, Michael, Amanda and Matthew, and great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Samantha, Parker, Teagan, Hudson and Elle. She is also survived by her brother, Jack Harper, of Toronto, and her sister, Helen Batchelor, of Burlington, Ont. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Roy Turner, on June 13, 2006. Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 29, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Oliver’s Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Grande Prairie Care Centre.
Nicholas Mikoula, long-time resident of the High Prairie area, passed away July 12, 2003, at the age of 73 years at the J.B. Wood Nursing Home in High Prairie.
He was born on Oct. 22, 1929 in Dublo, Ukraine to Alice and Stefan Mikoula. He and his family immigrated to Coaldale, Alta. in 1946 as farm labourers and remained in Western Canada all his life.
Throughout his life he challenged many trades and occupations. From farm labourer, butcher, plasterer, carpenter, farmer, and finally leather repair and upholstery.
In earlier years Nick enjoyed hunting, fishing, dogs, trees and woodcarving. Later in life he enjoyed electronics and leatherwork.
He will be remembered for his wide variety of skills and how he did them to his very best ability, his creativity, and wanting the very best for people he knew and loved, especially his children and grandchildren.
He leaves to mourn: former wife Maria Mikoula; daughter Julie Jackson (Rick); granddaughter Jenna; grandson Jason of High Prairie; daughter Marion Dube of Lethbridge; grandson Kevin, granddaughter Shelly Kruger (Chris) of Grande Prairie; two brothers, William Mikoula (Susan) of Vernon, B.C. and Walter Mikoula (Penny) of Salmon Arm, B.C.; and their families.
Nick's private family memorial will be held in early August 2003, at the residence of Rick and Julie Jackson.
The family expresses their sincere thanks to staff at J.B. Wood and the High Prairie Palliative Care Society for their compassion and comfort.
1883 - 2001
Nellie Laboucan, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, aged 114 years, passed away at 12:40 p.m. on March 14, 2001.
Nellie's baptismal records show she was baptized in 1905. She had stated that she was around 12 years of age at the time. She was laid to rest at the St. Andrew's Anglican Cemetery in Atikameg.
Nellie had eight sisters and three brothers. She had eight children including three girls and five boys; 39 grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren. Nellie also lived to hold her great-great-great-granddaughter. Her life spanned six generations.
Nellie lived and raised her children in Atikameg, also known as Whitefish Lake.
"We know she's happy and free from pain in a land far away where there ain't no rain. She is greeted now by loved ones past. Now safe with God she is at last.
Nellie (Hambleton) Fjeld
1924 - 2000
Nellie (Hambleton) Fjeld passed away, at the age of 75 years, after a brief illness, on Oct. 26, surrounded by her family.
Nellie was born on Dec. 26, 1924 near Prince Albert, Sask. to Nellie and Ernest Hambleton. She was raised in a strict household along with three brothers and three sisters.
In 1941, at the age of 17, she married Albert Fjeld from Birch Hills, Sask. In 1963 they moved the family to High Prairie, except for Judy and Bev who were already married by that time.
Nellie and Albert had a total of 13 children: nine boys and four girls. With such a large family came many sacrifices and hardships as well as much laughter and wonderful memories. When Nellie would go outside to get wood, she would make all the kids line up at the window so she could keep a watchful eye on them to make sure they were safe while she continued her outside chores.
Over the years, many loaves of bread were baked in her kitchen - up to 70 loaves a week. Nellie taught the girls how to cook and bake bread at an early age. The girls can remember the piles and piles of clothes they washed and mended each week with Nellie. The patching never seemed to end, which they blamed on their rambunctious brothers.
She was a staunch defender of all her boys, who were usually up to something they shouldn't be. As the boys got older and got their own vehicles, it wasn't unusual to walk into the kitchen at Nellie's house and see a motor or transmission on the kitchen table being repaired. If the gaskets were beyond repair, she would pitch in and make another one for them.
Nellie and Albert loved to dance and won awards on numerous occasions. Her love of music continued throughout her life. She thoroughly enjoyed sitting around with family and friends listening to records or 8-tracks or being entertained by her son Lyle, and other band members during their jamming sessions.
After Albert passed away, Nellie moved into the Golden Age Apartments at the High Prairie Manor. She enjoyed her time spent there with her life-long friend and sister-in-law, "Bud" Fjeld. She spent many hours playing Scrabble,
Yahtzee and crossword puzzles with Bud or with her grandchildren when they dropped by. Nellie enjoyed taking small trips, usually with Bud, on the old familiar Greyhound bus, which to them was a great adventure.
She leaves to mourn 10 children and their spouses: Judy (Arne), Bev (John), Ron (Beatrice), Dennis (Valerie), Doug (Mae), Elda (Charlie), Carmen (Velda), Reg (Cindy), Lyle (Charlotte), and Rob (Tina). She also leaves 28 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Nellie was predeceased by: her husband, Albert, in 1987; son Garnet, in 1974, at the age of 21; and by Clifford and Norma, in infancy.
A funeral service was held on Oct. 30 at St. Mark's Anglican Church with Rev. Roy Dickson officiating. Pallbearers were her sons, Dennis, Doug, Carmen, Reg, Lyle and Rob. Honourary pallbearers were her son, Rob, and friends Paul Dupuis and Doug Dupuis. The eulogist was Mae Fjeld and the organist Anna Stokes. Interment followed in the High Prairie and District Cemetery.
Though Nellie has left us, we want her to rest in peace and for her to know she won't be forgotten.
Daniel Fredrick Napier
Daniel Frederick Napier, long time resident of McLennan, passed away Feb. 10, 2008, in McLennan at 86 years of age. Fred was born June 1, 1921 in High Prairie and moved to McLennan in 1951 where he worked for Northern Alberta Railway. Fred was active with the Royal Canadian Legion for many years, Kimawan Bird Walk and McLennan Museum. He was honoured several times as the Volunteer-of-the-Year by the Town of McLennan. Fred is survived by: his children Dan (Bernadette) Napier of Valleyview, Russel (Jacqueline) Napier of Olds, Alta., Charlie (Marie) Napier of Fort St. John, B.C., Freda (Dennis) Mihalicz of Mission, B.C., George Napier of Penticton, B.C., Anne (Art) Bastien of Donnelly, Alta., Carol (Hector) Siriois of Leduc, Alta., Robert (Petra) Napier of Edmonton, Harvey (Anne) Napier of Grande Prairie, Craig (Elaine) Napier of Penticton, and Kelly Napier of McLennan; 25 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers Bill (Doreen) Napier of Edmonton and Lorne Napier of High Prairie; and three sisters, Viola Portsmouth of Mannville, Mary Markley of Peace River, and Jenny (Paul) Ducharme of McLennan. Fred is predeceased by: his wife, Nellie; older brother John Napier and nephew Frank Napier. The funeral for Fred Napier was held Feb. 14 at the Legion Hall with Father Charles Lavoie officiating. Linda Endley and John O’Mahoney were soloists and Pam Heckbert was organist. Active pallbearers were Rick Napier, Darcy Napier, Joseph Napier, Michael Napier, Raymond Bastien, and Jason Bastien. Honourary pallbearers were Mark Sirois and Scott Sirois and members of the Legion. Donations may be made to Smoky River Palliative Care Society in memory of Fred Napier. Interment followed in McLennan.
Midge Stafford passed away Aug. 7, 2004, at the age of 78 years.
Midge was born March 22, 1926 in Aggie, northwest of High Prairie, to John and Allie Stafford. She was the second eldest of five siblings. Her childhood was spent moving from place to place with her family to where her father could find work as a mechanic. Midge eventually moved back to High Prairie where she met and married Bob Williscroft. They lived south of High Prairie. Their first home was just outside of town. Later, they moved out to the Banana Belt area where they raised their two children, Karen and Robert.
Bob and Midge eventually parted ways and Midge settled west of town in her daughter Karen's yard. Later in life, Midge met Norman Hill, who became her steady companion for the last years of their lives, before Norman passed away last year.
Midge had friends from all walks of life. Midge was always willing to help out and was active in her church.
Midge had five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She had a special way of welcoming new babies into the community. She was always knitting sweaters and booties for baby gifts.
Midge will be remembered by: her daughter, Karen (Johann); her son, Robert (Faye); her grandchildren, Rachel (Ron), Eric, Stephen (Darla), Dawn (Joey) and her great-grandchildren, Natalie, Jessica, Blake, Kolby, Nicole, Todd and Jared.
Midge was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Jacqueline.
Dorothy (Finner) Henry obituary was born June 2, 1922 and passed away June 22, 2008, at the age of 86 years. She leaves to mourn her passing: her children Al (Anne), Lorna (Mike), Shirley (Jack), Jack (Joyce), Vivian (Tay), Bob (Dawn), Edith (Mike), Betty (Dave) and Joe; daughters-in-law Betty Finner and Bernice Henry; brother George Finner (Evelyn); as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Dorothy was predeceased by: her husband, Julius Henry; and sons Lawrence and Herb. A viewing was held for family and friends at the Chapel of Memories in High Prairie June 26 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral for Dorothy Henry was held June 27 at 11 a.m. in High Prairie. In lieu of lowers, donations may be made to Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie.
Ernest Barry Howe
Ernest Barry Howe passed away May 31, 2008, at the age of 57 years. Ernie was born Feb. 23, 1951, in Edmonton. He was a devoted husband and family man. He loved cooking and gardening. Ernie will be greatly missed by: his loving wife and best friend, Gerrie; his three daughters, Brandi Howe of Abbotsford, B.C., Amanda O’Heir (Jason Middlemiss) of Calgary, and Ashley McMurphy of Kelowna, B.C.; two sons, Darcy O’Heir (Angela), and Kyle McMurphy, both of Kelowna; four grandchildren; his parents, Grace and Charlie Howe of Kelowna; one sister, Fern Hickson (Marvin) of Grande Prairie; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral was held June 7, 2008, at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, in Kelowna. As an expression of sympathy, you may send flowers or memorial donations to the Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 5L3. A gift in living memory of Ernie will be made to Hospice Care by Springfield Funeral Home.