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ALBERTA - Drumheller - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 15

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Hopper -- Merle Hopper (nee French) of Drumheller beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother went to be with the Lord after a battle with cancer on October 22, 2001 at the age of 81. Merle was born at Grandview, Manitoba on July 20, 1920, the third of four children. She moved with her parents to the Drumheller, Eckville and Didsbury areas before she married Verne Hopper on November 14,1944, where they raised their family on the farm near Beynon until 1968 when they moved to Drumheller. Merle had a great love of family and enjoyed nothing more than getting together with them for get-togethers and special occasions. She also very much enjoyed her trips 'downtown' and going for coffee with her friends. Merle will be sadly missed by her two sisters Alice Wilson and Joy (Art) Bertsch-Bott as well as two sons Dennis (Irene) Hopper and Terry (Karen) Hopper, a daughter Karen (Marvin) Engel, and a son-in-law Eric Ewing, as well as eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, many, many nieces and nephews and many good friends. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 41 years Verne Hopper (1985), her daughter Majoree Ewing (1998) and her brother Elwood French (1996). Merle will be truly missed as a sincere and loving person by all who knew her. The Funeral service will be held at the Drumheller Church of the Nazarene at 2 -- 00 p.m. on Friday October 26th, interment and lunch to follow. As an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers donations may be made to STARS, Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary AB T2E 8M7, or a charity of ones choice. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, Calgary AB 1-888-216-5111

Keddie -- June -- June Keddie, of Drumheller passed away on October 19, 2001 after a very brief battle with cancer. She is survived by her mother Lillian Schimpf; brother Ron (Clara) Schimpf; sister Louisa (Al) Gagne; brother Bob (Audrey) Schimpf; half brother Bruce (Crystal) McNab; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. June was predeceased by her father Fred and brother Jim Schimpf. She will be missed by all, especially by close friends, Audrey and Myrna, and by her doggies, Tasha and Misty. June's quiet ways endeared her to her many friends and to her colleagues at Hi-Way 9 Express Ltd. The family wishes to thank all of them for their love and encouragement. Friendship and support are the lifeblood of humanity. At June's request no Funeral Services will be held. Anyone wishing to pass their condolences to the family may do so at the home of Bob and Audrey Schimpf in Calgary, between 1 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 28. Please call (403) 273-2764 or (403) 280-1356 for more details. June will be cremated and laid to rest at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If so desired memorial tributes in June's name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (Calgary and District Office, 2nd Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 2H8). Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 17 Avenue SE at Garden Road (1.5 km east of 84th Street SE) Telephone (403) 272-5555.

Campbell -- Stan Campbell, beloved husband of Elizabeth, passed away in the Powell River General Hospital on April 2, 2002, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. Stan was born in Drumheller, Alberta on April 3, 1921. Stan will be deeply missed by Elizabeth, his wife of 57 years, daughters Bonnie, Nora and Brenda and two grandchildren, Jason and Stacey. Stan is also survived by his sisters Reta Schaffer, Vivian, Viola (Chris) Lowen, brothers Donald, Robert (Emily) and Jack (Donna) as well as several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father and sisters Vera, Evelyn and brother Ross. Stan joined the R.C.A.F. in 1942 and was posted overseas March 1943 at Yorkshire, England, with 408 Squadron 6 Group as a tail gunner in Lancaster bombers. He completed thirty-one missions over Germany, including eleven attacks over Berlin, four over Hamburg and over a dozen raids over Stuttgart, Essen, etc. Stan was dubbed "The Hamburg Kid" by his mates following a "shakey-do" over Hamburg on August 4, 1943. The fully bomb-laden aircraft had iced up badly and the injured pilot ordered a bail-out. Stan, although initially finding himself unable to leave the gun turret due to a stuck boot, eventually was able to get to the cockpit, right the plane after a 10,000 foot drop and fly the aircraft home to England with the injured pilot still on board. In recognition, Stan was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in England in May, 1944. In October, 1944, Stan returned to Ottawa and was chosen to represent the Province of Alberta for the Seventh Victory Loan Drive. Stan's mother, Catherine, was asked to christen a ship and Mrs. Campbell and Stan's fiance, Elizabeth travelled out to the coast. On October 21, 1944, with a cue from Stan in Ottawa, his mother christened the H.M.S. Berry Head at the Burrard Dry Dock Limited in Vancouver, British Columbia. After his discharge from the Air Force to 'Reserve' and returning to Drumheller, Stan and Elizabeth were married on February 18, 1945. Stan, his wife and their three children moved to Calgary in 1953 where he worked as a superintendent for large construction firms for the next 31 years. In 1988, Stan retired due to health problems associated with Parkinson's Disease to Gillies Bay, British Columbia, where he indulged in his love of gardening. Stan will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Hoover -- It is with great sadness and sorrow that the family announces the passing of Helen Hoover. On Wednesday April 25, 2002 Helen Hoover of Delia passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital. Helen Hoover was born November 19, 1926 in Empress to Neil and Lillian McNeill. She was the second child and only daughter. She attended the Forks and Leland Schools and completed grade 12 in Medicine Hat. After secretarial training at Mount Royal College, Helen went to work for Bennett and White Construction and then West Printing. Helen married Howard Hoover October 30, 1950 in Calgary and moved to Delia to start a new life as a farmer and farmer's wife. Helen and Howard had 4 children in just over 5 years and today have 9 grandchildren. Helen was a member of the Alberta Women's Institute and the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed researching and writing the "Harvest of Memories" history book with Helen Carson and Ada Kohsel. Helen was an avid gardener and homemaker. She was predeceased by her father, Neil McNeill January 1970; brother Don, January 1992; mother Lillian, March 1992; and brother Neil, May 2000. Survived by her loving husband Howard Hoover; her children - Arthur (Pat), Karen, Stephen (Linda), Barrie (Janice); 9 grandchildren - Marcus, Tanya, Armand, Stephanie, Lindsey, Melissa, Lisa, Michelle and William; Uncle Cecil (Isabel) Brace; sister-in-laws -Irene (Leigh) Williams, Marion McNeill, Charlotte Hoover, Lorna (Harold) Mueller and Verna McNeill; numerous nieces and nephews; and life long friend & cousin Kathleen (Joe) McIlroy. Funeral services were held Monday April 29, 2002 at the Delia Community Centre. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to S.T.A.R.S.

Hunt -- Nancy Hunt of Drumheller passed away on Friday, April 26, 2002 at the age of 86 years. Nancy was born in Country of Durham, England in 1915. She came to Canada in April 1927 and resided in Winnipeg, with her adoptive parents. On a visit to Drumheller to see her only sister in Canada, Rose Cormier, she met Vincent Hunt, her future husband. They were married in Winnipeg on November 10, 1934 and she moved to Drumheller. She was predeceased by her husband in 1984, and shortly after moved to Mapleridge Manor where she resided for 16 years. Nancy is survived by her two sons, Edward (Carol) of Red Deer, and Eldon of Drumheller; 3 grandchildren, Linda Shields of Edmonton, Ken Hunt of Calgary, and Val Owen of Calgary; 7 great grandchildren; and two great, great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 2 -- 00 p.m., with Pastor Harold Hunter officiating. Donations in Nancy's memory may be made to Mapleridge Manor II (133 Centre Street, Drumheller, T0J 0Y4). Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL.

Leakey -- Sanford Gordon Leakey (Sandy) born February 21, 1950 in Gananoque, Ontario passed away April 25, 2002 after a very long courageous battle with cancer. Sandy was raised in Ontario, where he met the love of his life, Bonnie Irene Boose. They were married March 16, 1968. Their first child Michael was born June 1970 in Kingston, Ontario. They moved to B.C. in 1974, where their second child, Poppy was born on November 16 of that year. In 1995, Sandy and Bonnie moved to Drumheller. Sandy worked as a commercial fisherman coast guard, builder, machinist, boat builder and could do just about anything. Sandy loved his Lord and Saviour, his family, his Harley, the ocean, boats and music. Sandy is survived by his wife and soul mate of 34 years, Bonnie, his son Michael (Kelly) Leakey of B.C., his daughter Poppy of B.C. and his grandchildren, Kaggen, Cody and Alexander. Sandy is also survived by his brothers Doug (Betty) Leakey of Ontario, John (Norma) Leakey of B.C., Peter (Jodi) Meyer of B.C., his sisters Ruth and Mary both of B.C. and his stepmother Grete Meyer of B.C. Sandy was predeceased by his father Lloyd, mother June and his sister Anne. A memorial service will be held at the Drumheller Church of the Nazarene on Sunday, May 5 at 6 -- 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Church of the Nazarene on behalf of the Leakey family.

Nelson -- Lennart (Lenny) Ivor Nelson passed away suddenly at his home in Rosedale on October 20, 2001. Lenny was born in Wayne, Alberta on October 3, 1935 and lived in Rosedale his entire life. Lenny will sadly be missed by the community, but more so by Joyce Nelson, his beloved wife and best friend of 44 years. Lenny will also be missed by his sons David and Philip; grandchildren Christopher, Jenniffer, Jolene, Amanda, Janine, Melany and Matthew; sisters Ruth Hanson, Mollie Wade; brothers Eric (Ethel) and Ralph (Camarre); sister and brother in-laws Nick and Olga Sereda, Marion and Bob Mirtle; as well as numerous nephews and nieces who know they were special to Lenny as well. Lenny loved the valley and the community in which he lived. If you would like to say goodbye to Lenny, a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 3 -- 00 PM at the Rosedale Community Hall with the Reverend Wayne McCrackin officiating. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association (1010, 10117 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 1W8) or STARS (1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, AB, T2E 9Z9). Arrangements entrusted to Courtney--Winter's Funeral Chapel (403) 823-2666.

Helton -- Thelma Scott Duncan -- With great sadness the family announces the passing of Thelma after a long tiring struggle with cancer, on Thursday, October 25, 2001. Thelma was born in Glasgow, Scotland on February 4, 1942 and spent her childhood on the beautiful Isle of Arran. Moving to Somerset, England to raise her own children, the family then emigrated to Canada in 1975 settling in the Drumheller area. Always involved and busy with family, friends, music, dance, crafts and school, she leaves many to mourn her passing. Thelma always returned to her beloved Scotland and traveled extensively during the last 14 years with her husband Howard. Never being still long enough for the dust to settle, her journey continues. Thelma was predeceased by her parents, Hugh and Ina Duncan and leaves to mourn Elaine Potter (Andrew Potter and Richard Kulhanek), Michelle Neill (Kim, Madison and Kelsey), Duncan Potter (Meredith Loughnane), Hughie Duncan (Liz), Doris Lapham (Bob), Betty Spearing (Ian), Howard Helton, Lee Helton (Lisa, Madison, Spencer, Braydon, Hannah), Andrea Golden (Tom, Catherine and Patrick) and many special friends in Canada and overseas. In lieu of flowers, donations in Thelma's name can be made to the Drumheller Cancer Clinic, c/o Box 4500, Drumheller, Alberta, TOJ OYO. A celebration of Thelma's life is to be held at Knox Presbyterian Church (4718 Ross Street, Red Deer, Alberta) on Saturday, November 3, 2001 at 3 p.m.

Davies -- Mary Margaret (Davies) Young. November 8, 1913 - February 9, 2002. Mary was the second oldest of five children, born November 8, 1913 in Calgary, Alberta. She married Ken Young, December 5, 1939. Mary and Ken resided on the original Young homestead in the Lone Butte area, which had been in the Young family for 60 years. In 1973, Ken and Mary retired and sold the farm. At that time, they moved to Hanna. A big adjustment for them both. They did enjoy the going on of town life. The two of them enjoyed driving down to Arizona each year to escape the winter months. They also loved to camp locally and visited many friends and family. Ken passed away January 22, 1992. Mary continued to live in their home in Hanna until she moved to the Hanna Lodge. And later, to the Nursing home in Cereal and then moved to the Palliser Nursing Home in Hanna. Mary had a long fight with Alzheimer Disease. Mary is survived by her sister; Else Berke of Calgary and her family, brother John (Ethel) Davies of Rosedale and their family and will be sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Mary Edith, in 1960, Daniel Davies in 1967, her husband, Kenneth Young in 1992, brother Thomas David Davies in 1985, nephew Gerald Davey in 1990 and sister Jennie Evelyn (Davey) Evans in 2001. A memorial service will be held at The United Church in Hanna, February 14, 2002 at 1 -- 00 p.m.. If desired, a donation can be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Calgary (Research) 1920 - 11 Street S.E. Calgary, AB T2G 3G2.

Dolphin -- Mrs. Selma Dolphin of Drumheller, Alberta, passed away suddenly on February 15, 2002, at the age of 72. Selma was born in Swalwell, Alberta, on June 1, 1929. She spent most of her life in Drumheller. She was predeceased by her husband Richard on March 19, 2001. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters Jolayne (Ray) Vermette of Calgary, Wendy (Dale) Yearous of Cochrane, and Shelley Dolphin of Drumheller; her grandsons Rodney (Kim) and Shane (Michelle); and precious great-granddaughter Danielle. Friends and family wishing to express their condolences are welcome to do so at Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel on Saturday, February 23, 2002, between the times of 2 -- 00 and 4 -- 00 P.M. Donations in Selma's memory may be made to The Calgary Humane Society (1323 - 36 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6T6). Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL. 403-823-2666.

Jones -- Paulette Joyce Paulette was born in Edmonton on February 21, 1948 and passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Hospital on February 14, 2002. She is survived by her husband and best friend Morgan, her aunts -- Stella Facette of Canmore, Helen Clarke of New Westminster, B.C., Elsie Fedora of Edmonton, Dora Pasemko of Canmore, Rose Towpich of St. Albert and uncle Bill Pasemko (Rose) of Canmore and special cousin Paulette Towpich of Medicine Hat along with numerous nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her parents Andrew Yaremko in 1971 and Annie Yaremko in 1998, also by her uncles; Martin Pasemko, Pete Pasemko and Roy Pasemko. Paulette was educated in Drumheller and lived her early years in East Coulee returing back to the valley again in 1987. Married to Morgan in 1967, she worked in Calgary for Alberta Government Telephones and later for Western Union Insurance Co. and then with the Saan Stores. She loved and cared for many pets - most of whom were originally abandoned strays and was extremely proud of her little peek-a-poo "Sabrina". An avid gardener, Paulette also enjoyed the beauty of flowers in her yard, especially roses. Services were arranged by Personal Alternative Funeral Services and will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 2 -- 00 p.m. at the Church of the Nazerene with the Reverend Wayne McCracken officiating. This will be followed by a luncheon at the East Coulee Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Todd Wiebe -- June Todd Wiebe of Drumheller, Alberta passed away at the Drumheller Hospital on October 27, 2001 at the age of 78 years, in the presence of her family. She will forever be lovingly remembered by her husband John Wiebe of Drumheller; son Les (Gayle) Todd; daughters, Frances Sterling and Terry Todd; grandchildren, Melissa and Courtney Todd, Elizabeth, Jeff and Cody Brown and their father Ron Brown all of Calgary; John's daughter Chris Bowman (Wayne Cross), granddaughters Melanie and Sandy Bowman, all of Hanna; brother-in-law Frank (Chris) Todd; special nieces, Donna (Ken) Morrow and Patti (Dennis) Burrows; numerous other nieces and nephews and a host of dear friends whose lives she touched with love and caring. She was predeceased by her first husband, Ed Todd; parents, Robert and Frances Campbell; sister, Eileen Mazury; brother Orville Campbell; nephews, Ed Todd and Barry Campbell and son-in-law Clay Sterling.. June was born June 10, 1923 at Red Deer and moved with her parents to Calgary and then to Michichi where she met and married Ed Todd. After a brief stay in Madden, Alberta, Ed and June returned to Michichi where their three children were raised. Upon closing the Hardware Store in Michichi, Ed and June journeyed to Calgary for two years and then moved to Drumheller in 1973. Ed passed away in 1988 and in 1996 she married John Wiebe of Drumheller with whom she spent five gloriously happy years. While living in Michichi, June willingly dedicated herself to community activities, serving as president of the Home & School Association, Brown Owl of the Michichi Pack, Sunday School Teacher, UCW secretary, Associate Matron of the Highland Chapter Delia Eastern Star and 16 years as postmistress. June lived and loved life to the fullest. Among her special qualities were her ability to touch the lives of everyone she met, her endearing sense of humor and a generosity that was legendary. She took great pride in her children and grandchildren and truly was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. June was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. A celebration of June's life will be held at the Knox United Church, 195 - 3 Ave. E. Drumheller, on Thursday, November 1, 2001 at 2 -- 00 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 St. N.W., Calgary, AB. T2N 4N2 or STARS, Box 570 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary AB. T2E 8M7. Arrangements & cremation in care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services.

Brown -- It is with profound sadness that we announce the quite sudden passing of our loved one, Ronald Gordon Alexander Brown (Ron Jr.) on Saturday, April 27, 2002. Ron Jr. was surrounded by family and dearest friends as we said our last goodbyes. Ron Jr. has resided in the Elk Valley for 30 years. He enjoyed skiing, hiking, camping and had a great fondness for nature and the outdoors. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his loving partner Billie (Irene OÕBrien), parents Ronald and Marie Brown of Elkford, six sisters - Mary-anne Helle of Lethbridge, Brenda Fitzherbert of Sparwood, Beverly Donais of Drumheller, Barbara Filipe of Elkford, Bonnie Brown of Elkford, Marilyn Sutherland of Terrace, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and his many friends. After his passing, Ron Jr.Õs life was celebrated with his immediate family and his closest friends as Ron Jr. requested that no services be held following his cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ron Brown Jr. may be made to -- The Hepatitis C Society of Canada National Office, 3050 Confederation Parkway Suite 301-B, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3Z6. Any donations made in Ron Jr.'s memory, please state it is strictly to be used for research.

Jamieson -- On May 10, 2002, Mrs. Isabel Patricia Jamieson (nee Lannon) of Edmonton passed away at the age of 86 years. She is survived by her loving husband, Charles Stuart; one son, Allen (Marianne); two daughters, Patricia (Frank) and Sharon (David); five grandchildren, Michael, David, Danielle, Jason and Ben; four great grandchildren and one sister, Willia (Mark) Sands. A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 14 at 1 -- 30 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 - 111 Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta / NWT, Edmonton District Unit, 1200 College Plaza, 8215 - 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8. Park Memorial Ltd. Funeral Administrators and Directors (The Chapel on the Boulevard)

Marshall -- Fred Marshall passed away on March 27, 2002 at the age of 83 in Highcliffe, England. Fred, the son of Dan & Grace Marshall ran a garage business called Fred's Auto Body in Craigmyle for over 20 years and farmed south of Craigmyle near his parentÕs farm. Fred and his family moved to England about 30 years ago but never forgot all his loving family and friends from Craigmyle and surrounding area. He will be sadly missed by Debbie, his daughter and her husband Dick and grandchildren David & Hannah. Fred is also survived by 3 brothers Ernest of Delia, Nick of Richmond, B.C., Bert of Calgary, 1 sister Gladys Lewis of Calgary & numerous nieces, nephews & cousins. He was predeceased by his wife May, sister Lily Kanik & 1 son Colin.

Bixby -- Rocky Bixby of Drumheller passed away Friday, January 4, 2002 at the age of 44 years. Rocky had a great love for music and a special talent for playing guitar and singing. He is survived by his loving family, three daughters, Cindy and Kurtis Sands of Drumheller, Terra of Calgary, and Roxanne of Red Deer; one son Vince and Stephanie of Exshaw; father George of Drumheller; one brother Bud and Shelly of Drumheller; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rocky was predeceased by his mother Rose in January 1982. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. A celebration for Rocky will be held Friday, January 12, 2002 at 2 -- 00 pm at the Nacmine Community Hall with Pastor Wayne McCrackin officiating. Cremation will follow. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a trust fund through the Bank of Nova Scotia for his girls. Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTERÕS FUNERAL CHAPEL. 403-823-2666.

Desjarlais -- Gloria Desjarlais (nee Rebus), born March 26, 1945, slipped away peacefully at the Drumheller Hospital in the arms of her beloved husband Glen, surrounded by her loving family. Gloria fought a courageous battle with cancer and will be missed by all. Left to celebrate her life are her husband and soul mate Glen; her children Rolland Chapin, Jason (Cheryl) Merkowsky, Vincent Merkowsky; her step-children Kelly, Marty, Kimberly, Mark, and Jennifer; her Daughter-in-law Melanie; and her eight precious grandchildren Katie, Patrick, Alita, Alex, Jayson, Emilee, Cheyenne, and Frankie. She is also survived by, and will be missed dearly by, her mother Mary Rebus; three loving sisters, Judy (Gene) Ostrowski, Mary-Anne (Alan) Farmer, and Holly (Mark); six loving brothers Terry (Susan), Gene (Elaine), Brian (Barb), Robert (Renee), Kenneth, Mark (Debbie); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gloria was pre-deceased by her father Joseph on December 23, 1989, as well as her infant son Brent and infant daughter Holly. Gloria worked at the Drumheller District Health Services Complex for the last 17 years and was looking forward to retirement. Her many pleasures in life included a love for ceramics (which she taught out of her home), traveling, Country and Western Jamborees, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren. In celebration of GloriaÕs life, relative and friends are invited to a Prayer Vigil, Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 7 -- 00 P.M. at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 2 -- 00 P.M., at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, the Rev. Daniel Stevenot celebrant. Memorial donations may be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation (Box 4500, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y0). Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL. 403-823-2666.

Halstead -- Leo Erwin Halstead, born June 26, 1907 in Roseneath, Ontario, passed away peacefully at Drumheller Nursing Home January 6, 2002 at the age of 94. He leaves to mourn his two sons Keith and Lloyd both of Carbon; six granddaughters Kim (George) Ingram of Stoughton, Saskatchewan, Sharon (Ian) Appleyard of Carbon, Carmen (Levi) Jackson of Sedley, Saskatchewan, Vicky (Rod) Ahlberg of Longmont, Colorado, Dixie Halstead of Calgary, Dawn (Stephen) Lasby of Stoughton, Saskatchewan; and 6 great-grandchildren Justin, Tyler, Dakota, Cashley, Chance and Riley. Leo spent most of his life in the Carbon area farming, and was also very involved in the community. Leo and Ethel lived on the farm until 1996 before making a move to St. Mary's Lodge in Trochu, and then in 1999 Leo moved to the nursing home. Leo was predeceased by his wife Ethel and Daughter-in-laws Shirley and Darleen Halstead. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 2 -- 00 pm at the Carbon United Church with Reverend Black presiding. A private interment prior to the service at Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Calgary, Alberta. Memorial donations may be made to the Carbon Untied Church (Box 411, Carbon, Alberta, T0M 0L0). Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL. 403-823-2666.

Hildahl -- Penard Hervig Hildahl. It is with sadness we announce the passing of Penard Hervig Hildahl on January 4, 2002 at the Drumheller Nursing Home. Penard was born on June 7, 1918 at Carsland Alberta, the first of seven children born to Elise and Andrew Hildahl. He attended school and worked locally until he was called to duty in the Second World War. On October 30, 1942, he married Mary Louise Harriman in a small ceremony in Vancouver. During the war, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy until 1944. Following his service in the navy, he and Mary moved to the Morrin area where they raised their six children and he farmed until 1999. Penard remained active in the Royal Canadian Legion, maintaining his membership until his passing. He particularly enjoyed his involvement with the Remembrance Day ceremonies and the school programs in connection with the ceremonies. He drove school bus for many years and was very involved in various community activities and programs. Penard and Mary celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary just prior to MaryÕs passing in 1997. Penard leaves to mourn his six children; Bev (Brian) McIntosh from Kamloops B.C., Harvey (Wendy) from Drayton Valley A.B., Penny (Gordon) England from Prince George B.C., Frances (Bob) Avramenko from Calgary A.B., Peter (Hazeline) from Lethbridge A.B., Ellen (Jim) Moore from Airdrie A.B, fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, sisters Marie Teare, Esther Brown and Elna Harrison and brother Tom Hildahl. He was predeceased by his wife Mary, parents Elise and Andrew, and sisters Ruth Brown and Lois Slack. Penard's family was always his pride and joy and they will miss him greatly. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at 2 -- 00pm in the Morrin Community Hall with Pastor Skip MacArthur officiating. A private interment for both Penard and Mary will be at the Strathmore Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of the Colonel Belcher (10101 Southport Road SW, Calgary, AB, T2W 3N2), Alzheimer's Society of Alberta (220, 2323 Š 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 6Z3), or a charity of your choice. Arrangements were entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL.

Guest -- Elizabeth Gladys Mrs. Elizabeth Gladys Guest (nee McCann) of the Yorkton and District nursing home passed away on September 3, 2002 surrounded by her family. She was 98 years of age. Elizabeth Gladys Guest was born on August 5, 1904 at Tonkin, SK. She attended Shamrock school for eight years; then worked on various farms in the capacity of caregiver to numerous neighbours such as Mrs. Haney and Mr. Baldwin. She was also midwife to Mrs. Minnie Keer. A lifelong friendship developed with the birth of her son, Clifford and has remained true until today. On Sunday, September 1, 1935, Father Isadore Shalla C.Ss.R. united Gladys in marriage to John Oliver Guest at St. Gerard's Church in Yorkton. John was transferred to Drumheller in 1940 where they made their home until 1982. During that time they traveled to Arizona, Mexico, Guadeloupe, and Hawaii. Gladys was a very active member of St. Anthony's Church in Drumheller where she was a charter member of the CWL and remained an active member of St. Gerard's parish in Yorkton. Gladys' faith was always an important part of her life. While they had no children of their own they raised a foster child and thought of their pet dog Blackie as part of their family. Gladys was known to many neighbours as "Grandma Guest." At the age when most would be planning retirement; Gladys and John became caretakers of the Drumheller Museum. In 1982 they returned to Yorkton. After John's death in 1984, Gladys moved to Queen Elizabeth Court. Due to failing health she moved to The Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Gladys will be long remembered for her pranks and witty sense of humour. Predeceased by her parents; Thomas McCann and Kathryn Fitzpatrick; her husband John Guest, sisters; Ellie Langton, Alice Schielke, Margaret Gehl, Tillie McCann , Sarah Irving and Jean McCann. Brothers; John, Ray, Joe, Pat and Lance McCann. Gladys leaves to cherish her memory; brother; Dan McCann of Red Deer, AB., sister in law Freda McCann of Yorkton, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of good friends. Prayer services were held on Friday evening, September 6, 2002 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Deacon Urban Kiernan as presider. Diana Hornung was the organist with Eleanor Loster as reader. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday morning, September 7, 2002 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant along with Deacon Urban Kiernan. Carla Ritter was the organist leading the choir and congregation in the Hymns -- "Here I am lord," Psalm 23, "Take My Hands", "Jesus Remember Me", "May Flights of Angels Lead You", and "Paradise. The readers were Murray Loster and Shirley Pierce with reflections of Gladys' life give by Ed Langton. The Catholic Women's League members -- Helen Hunt, Eileen Boryski, Ellen McKenzie, Theresa Tedeschi, Gladys Molnar, Mary Walsh, Kay Kuemper and Josephine Czakler served as an Honour Guard. The cross bearer was Greg Dubois with Chad Spikerman and Ryley Sherring serving as Altar Servers. The Honourary Bearers were -- Mabel Laevens, Nellie Karpinski, Rose Gillis, Sara Guest, Lil lemky, Bernice Saretski, and Evelyn Dahl. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetry with -- Lennie Loster, Peter Loster, Phil McCann, Ed Langton, Jim Langton and Jason langton as Casket Bearers. Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton.

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