It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear wife, mother and grandmother in a vehicle collision in Okotoks on July 1, 2001. Louise will be greatly missed by all who knew her and especially by Paul, her husband of 54 years, and her children Marita (Rick) Moll of Ottawa, Ingrid (Kent) Vipond of High River, Harold (Cathy) Roozen and Shirley Roozen (Dwayne Gilham) of Edmonton. She was loved and admired by her grandchildren Rachel, Chris, Stacey, Jamie, Cameron, Kaylee, Todd and Kirstin - they will miss her. Louise is also survived by her sister Hilda Radtke and niece Gabe Radtke of Germany.
Louise was born in 1924 in Germany and came to Canada in 1952. Paul and Louise made their home first in Calgary and later in Okotoks. Louise loved nature - she was an avid hiker and regularly trekked the many trails of Kananaskis Country with her Okotoks hiking club. She was an avid gardener and an artisan. She kept a perfect home in which she raised a wonderful family of which she was always very proud. Louise always participated fully in her community - Scarboro, Davisburg and Okotoks. She was active in the St. Boniface German Church in Calgary and the St. James Parish in Okotoks. Louise could always be relied on to organize the kitchen crew for an event or donate baking and crafts for a fundraiser.
Relatives and friends were invited for prayers on Thursday July 5, 7 pm at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Road, Okotoks, Alberta. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, July 6 at 11 am at St. Mary’s School, 42 Cimarron Trail, Okotoks, with Father Jack Bastigal as celebrant. Cremation later with a private interment. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate a donation to the St. James Parish Okotoks, Building Fund, 71 Riverside Dr. West, Okotoks, AB. T0L 1T3. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone: 938-3111.
Susan Engelhardt passed away peacefully at High River Hospital, Extended Care on December 4, 2001 at the age of 92.
Beloved mother of Pauline (Andy) Tulloch, Betty Sinclair, Ed (JoAnne) Engelhardt, grandmother of Linda, Janine, Michael, Susan and Donna and great grandmother of Brosnan. Susan was predeceased by her husband Paul in December 1986 and her son Donald in May 2001.
Prayers will be held at St. James Catholic Church, Okotoks on Wednesday, December 12 at 7 pm. Funeral mass will be at St. James Catholic Church, Okotoks on Thursday, December 13 at 11 am. Rev. Father J.A. Bastigal Celebrant.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ansel and the staff of the High River Hospital for their kindness and loving care over the last year.
Richard 'Rick' Jacks
Richard 'Rick' Jacks, dearly beloved son, brother and grandson, passed away peacefully at the High River Hospital on Thursday, December 6, 2001.
Rick was born in Edmonton, Alberta on June 4, 1959 and spent his early years in Winnipeg, Manitoba before moving with his family to Okotoks in 1974. He was employed by Okotoks Hi Ho Esso and took great pride in serving his community. He is survived by his mother, Rosemary Jacks, brother and sister-in-law Tom and Liv Jacks; his grandma Elizabeth Jacks, uncle and aunt Herb and Maxine Axford; cousins Melanie Sargent and her daughter Talia, Rob Axford, all of Okotoks, as well as numerous cousins in Okotoks, Winnipeg, Kelowna, Calgary and Edmonton. Rick was predeceased by his father Dick Jacks, grandfather Charles Jacks and grandparents Dorothy and Hebbie Axford.
A Celebration of Rick's life will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Rd., Okotoks, on Thursday, December 13th, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Ms. Marilyn Evans officiating. Interment will take place in Ontario at a later date. If desired, in memory of Rick memorial contributions may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, T2N 4N4. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone: 938-3111.
Iva Francis Boulton
Mrs. Iva Francis Boulton (nee: Knoepfli), of Okotoks, passed away peacefully at the Beverly Nursing Home on Thursday April 25, 2002 at the age of 90 years.
Iva was born in Calgary where her father Jacob ran a successful construction business, building the York Hotel and many of Calgary's residential homes. Iva, her sister Enid and brother Allen were responsible for the day to day management of the York Hotel. Iva met Lester C. Boulton during this time and they were married November 24, 1945. They resided and farmed west of Okotoks. Iva's loving and gentle ways were a wonderful gift to her family and friends. Although she suffered with Alzheimer's and blindness, she kept her sense of humor.
She is survived by her brother Allen, sons Bruce (Julie), Brian (Jo) and David; grandchildren Grey, Kimberly, J.C., Cody Lee, Kristin, Michael, Tiffany and Nicole. Iva was predeceased by her husband Les, February 8, 2002, sons Michael and Neil and sister Enid.
Funeral services were held at the Evangelical Free Church, 28 Westland Rd., Okotoks, on Thursday, May 2, 2002 at 2 pm. Those wishing to forward their condolences and words of sympathy can do so to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The family would like to sincerely thank the Beverly Nursing Staff and Dr. Allen Wilkie for their kindness and compassion. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 1920 - 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB. T2G 3G2. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone: 938-3111.
Evert Milton Lloyd (Bud) Gustafson
Evert Milton Lloyd (Bud) Gustafson of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2002 at the Beverly Centre, Lake Midnapore at the age of 74 years.
Bud was born in Bowsman, MB, on April 1, 1928. He married Agnes Malley on July 28, 1949 and they moved to Calgary in 1951. Bud began his career with Keith Construction Company Ltd. in 1951 as a carpenter and became president in 1968. He was also Vice-President of Housing with BACM Industries Ltd. and Genstar Ltd. He went on to own DeWinton Tree Farms Ltd. - Modern Industrial Rental (1978) Ltd. and Altex Oilfield Equipment Ltd. Bud was an honourary member of Willow Park Golf and Country Club and Okotoks Chamber of Commerce. He was one of the early members of the Ranchmen's Club of Calgary. Bud never really retired, but went on to enjoy his deer and birds, fishing in his private lake or his golf cart rides with his 3 trusted dogs, were great joy to him. Most of all Bud treasured spending time with his wife Agnes and children and their families. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and all the great people that worked with him throughout his life. Bud will be greatly missed by all who know him.
Besides his loving wife Agnes, Bud is survived by seven children, Linda Hunt (Jim), Donna Braun, Milton (Dianne), Richard (Debbie), Al (Vicki), Kim (Bob Will), Evert (Janet Mitchell); 12 grandchildren, Jamie Hunt (Heidi), Jason Hunt (Karen Troiano), Michael Braun, Jennifer, Dale, Kevin, Jodi, Nadine, Tyler, Samantha, Ashley, Brittany Gustafson; two great-grandchildren, Sydney and William Hunt; sisters and brothers, Nellye Metcalfe, Ina Jasper, Vera Taylor (Bob), Harry (Helen), Lorne (Sybil); sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Louise Malley, Sam Malley (Iris), George Malley (Kaye); as well as many nieces and nephews. Bud was predeceased by his parents Uno and Viola Gustafson, parents-in-law James and Louisa Malley and brothers-in-law Orville Metcalfe, Charlie Jasper and his niece Patsy Taylor.
Funeral services were held at McInnis & Holloway's 'Fish Creek Chapel', 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at 1 pm. To e-mail expressions of sympathy: email@example.com Subject heading: Bud Gustafson.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 105, 7500 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 0L9 or directly to S.T.A.R.S. (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 8M7. Telephone (403) 295-1811.
In living memory of Bud Gustafson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, 'Fish Creek Chapel', 14441 Bannister Road S.E, Calgary. Telephone (403) 256-9575.
Debbie Larson (nee Bergen), born in Dawson Creek, B.C. on February 20, 1956. Cherished wife of Don Larson and mother of Nicole, 17, Adam, 14, all of Didsbury, AB. Debbie passed away at the Didsbury Hospital on April 26, 2002 after a courageous battle with cancer. Debbie was predeceased by her sister Connie in 1996. As well as her immediate family, she leaves to mourn her passing: her parents Tena Bergen, Black Diamond, AB., Lawrence (Betty) Bergen, Radium Hot Springs, BC, one brother Allan Bergen, Fairmount Hot Springs, BC, four sisters, Becky (Bob) Gowing, Black Diamond, AB, Lorna (Dave) Grenwich, Turner Valley, AB, Beverly (Kelly) Leavitt, Lumby, BC and Sheila (Phil) Sepkowski, High River, AB. Also five brothers-in-law: Ernie (Vi) Larson, Rolly (Sonja) Larson and Glen (Eleanor) Larson all from Revelstoke, BC, Evan Larson, Vancouver, BC, Larry (Anne) Larson, Calgary, AB, three sisters-in-law: Joan Mounce, Sicamous, BC, Alma (Doug) Bowman, Penticton, BC and Barbara (Pat) McEvoy, Surrey, BC, plus numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held in Didsbury on May 1, 2002 at 2 pm at the Zion Evangelical Missionary Church in celebration of Debbie's life. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Tom Baker Centre in Calgary, AB.
Gladys Schmaltz (Brogden) nee Runge
1917 - 2002
Gladys Schmaltz (Brogden) nee Runge passed away suddenly at her home in Priddis on Thursday, May 2, 2002 at the age of 84 years.
Gladys was born in Calgary and from an early age she lived in Priddis where she remained. Gladys loved her life on the farm caring for her land and animals, especially her dog Sheba. She enjoyed life to the fullest, her greatest joy being her family.
Gladys is survived by her sons, Bill (Janet) Brogden and Arnold (Pat) Brogden, all of Priddis; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Myrtle Schuett, Hazel Worden (Harold) and Monica Whitney; and brother Don (Darlene) Runge; as well as numerous relatives in the United States. She was predeceased by her husbands, Stirling Brogden and Joe Schmaltz; grandson Ken Brogden; and brothers Gordon and Roy Runge.
Those wishing to pay their respects did so at McInnis & Holloway's Fish Creek Chapel, (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Monday, May 6, 2002 from 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services were held at McInnis & Holloway's Fish Creek Chapel, (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 1 pm. Graveside service followed at Queens Park Cemetery. To e-mail expressions of sympathy: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject heading: Gladys Schmaltz.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Oilfields General Hospital, Bag 1, Black Diamond, AB, T0L 0H0 Telephone: 403-933-2222.
In living memory of Gladys Schmaltz, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta, Telephone: 403-256-9575.
Marleen Charlotte Seeger
Marleen Charlotte Seeger of Airdrie passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at the Agape Hospice in Calgary after a brief courageous battle with cancer.
Marleen had been a dedicated employee of the Scotiabank since 1980. She was a valued member of the community, a member of the Airdrie and District Rotary Club and the Innisfail Chamber of Commerce.
Marlene will be sadly missed by her daughter Sara (Randy) Daniels, her grandchildren Alicia, Natasha, Zachary, Tania and Felesha, her brother George (Elaine), sister Dianne (Arthur) and nieces Jennifer and Christine as well as her lifelong friend Pauline (Rick) McKown.
Marleen will also be missed by her late husband Jack's family, her mother-in-law, Helen Hunter; a sister-in-law, Margie Hunter; a brother-in-law, Ted (Glenda) Hunter and a step-daughter, Tracey all of Ontario.
She was predeceased by her loving husband John (Jack) Travis Hunter and her parents Lemar and Muriel Seeger.
Funeral service was held at the Airdrie United Church, (216 - 1 Avenue NE, Airdrie) on Saturday, May 4, 2002 at 2 pm.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army Agape Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 or the Airdrie and District Rotary Club, Box 3563, Airdrie, AB T4B 2B7.
In living memory of Marleen Seeger, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie, by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, 'Airdrie Funeral Home', 300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, Alberta. Telephone 403-948-1100.