Kaiser -- Herbert
October 22, 1929 April 6, 2003
Herb Kaiser, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather was called home after a brief illness in the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic. Herbert is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary; and children, Garry (Linda) Kaiser of Houston, Texas; Dale (Sharon) Kaiser of Calgary; Kathie (Jurgen) Schempp; Randy (Wendy) Kaiser; Marie (Larry) Faye; all of Hussar; twelve grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Albert (Rita) Kaiser of Hussar and sisters Martha Schrenk of Lind, Washington; Rose Mallar of Calgary and Margaret Simpson of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Herb was a past member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Drumheller B.P.O.E. and served for many years on the County of Wheatland Service Board.Herb farmed in the Hussar community for most of his life and was a faithful and active member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and Sundowners Senior Center in Hussar. He contributed many years as a 4-H leader and was respected and well-known for his involvement in many community activities. Many thanks to Dr. Lombard and staff of Drumheller Hospital and also to Dr. Hao and all the staff on Unit 47 of the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic for their care and compassion given to Herb and his family. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for visitation at Mountain View Funeral Home on Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. with interment to follow at 10:00 a.m. at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Tributes and prayers will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hussar, Alberta, Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Herb requested that donations be made to Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hussar, Alberta, T0J 1S0; or to World Vision, Box 2500, Stn. Streetsville, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 2H2. Arrangements entrusted to Moutain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 17 Avenue SE at Garden Road, (1.5 km east of 84th Street SE ) Telephone (403) 272 - 5555.
Schweer -- Bernard August (Ben)
July 26, 1937 - April 4, 2003
Ben Schweer of Drumheller passed away at the Drumheller Hospital after a courageous battle with leukemia. Ben is survived by his loving wife Evelyn, brother Carl of Peterborough ON, John of Rimbey, George (Laurie) of Dixonville, sisters Ida (Howard) of Gleichan, Elsie (Larry), and Rose (Loyal) of Red Deer, numerous nieces and nephews and his many friends. Ben spent his childhood at Gleichan until settling in Drumheller. He was a reliable hard worker, always ready to lend a helping hand and will be missed by his many friends of Drumheller and area. Funeral Services will be held from Courtney-Winter?s Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Wayne McCrackin officiating. Interment to follow at the Drumheller cemetery. Donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 823-2666.
Skytt -- Oluf Conrad
Oluf Conrad Skytt, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2003 at the Drumheller Nursing Home. Oluf was born on December 7, 1916 in Newall, Iowa and he was the first child of Hans and Marie Skytt. In 1920 the family returned to Denmark and immigrated to Canada in 1924. Oluf was raised in the Wintering Hills and attended Rabbit Lake School. As a young man he worked on the farm during the growing season and logged in the Sundre area in the winter. Oluf continued to farm with his father and brother Richard until 1980 when he retired to Drumheller. Oluf was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a loyal and generous friend and always had time for coffee and a game of cribbage. Oluf will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his sisters Esther (Jes) Nielson and Ingaborg Derhousoff, sister-in-law Jeanne Skytt and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews and great-grand nieces and nephews. Oluf was predeceased in death by his parent Hans and Marie, brothers Holgar and Richard and sister Elinor. Funeral Services will be held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Dalum on Thursday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. or War Amputees of Canada. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
Smyth -- Clara Irene (Lippert)
December 2, 1922 - March 16, 2003
Clara Irene (Lippert) Smyth was born in Schuler, Alberta, December 2, 1922 and died of cancer on March 16, 2003 in the Hanna Hospital. Third in a family of four girls and two boys, most of her schooling was taken in Bassano. At the age of 14 she went to work in various homes as a hired girl. She met Ross Smyth while working in the Victor District and they were married on January 2, 1940. They have resided on the farm in the Craigmyle area all 63 years of their married lives. She is survived by her husband Ross Smyth, sons Bob (Eileen) and David (Bonnie); her daughters Wendy (Ron) Gobeil and Norah (Clark) Watts; her sisters, Ruth (John) Taylor and Lil Lewis; and brother Ben (Shirley) Lippert. She was predeceased by their son Bill in 1991; baby daughter in 1951; her parents, Bertha and Fred Lippert; a brother, Henry; a sister, Elsie and her mother-in-law; father-in-law; and brother-in-law. She leaves to mourn her 12 treasured grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. Clara was actively involved in her home, her church and community for many years. She held offices for many years in the Victor Ladies Club, 4-H groups and the Craigmyle Church. She was known for her carpentry and fix-it skills in the community. She continued to make bread and cinnamon buns which she distributed generously until her 80th birthday. She was an avid reader and enjoyed music, sewing, making rugs, playing cards as well as entertaining family and friends. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the Craigmyle United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hanna Hospital or the Tom Baker Cancer Center. Arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winters Funeral Chapel.
Vockeroth -- Danny Ross
February 24, 1980 - April 5, 2003
Danny passed away suddenly on April 5, 2003 at the age of 23 years. Danny was born and raised in Drumheller. He attended Drumheller Composite High School and had a love for learning about mechanics. This led to his mechanical work in the oilpatch, working for Verdant Valley Oilfield, Grant's Oilfield and most recently Shadow Oilfield in Tilley, Alberta. Danny had a zest for life, and was always there for his family and friends. Danny will be sadly missed by his father Rick, mother Sandra and sister Mandy. He will also be missed by his grandmothers Grace Vockeroth and Yvonne Weatherbee (Glenn) and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a circle of friends. Danny was predeceased by his grandfathers, Ron Noecker and Roy Vockeroth. A memorial service in honour of Danny's life will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Knox United Church. Lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to -- Alberta Shock Trauma All Rescue Service Foundation (STARS), 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, AB. T2E 8M7. Personal Alternatives Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.
Carr -- Margaret
Margaret Carr, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away on April 12, 2003 at the Drumheller Continuing Care Facility at the age of 78 years. Margaret Carr was born in Duxton, England on September 30, 1924. She was predeceased by her husband Frank Carr in 1988. She is survived by her son David Carr and special friend, Mandy, of Drumheller; her daughters, Shirley (Duane) Bjorgan of Drumheller and Lynda (Roland) Parent of Manitoba. She also leaves to mourn, six treasured grandchildren and one great grandson. Margaret grew up in England, and with her husband and family travelled to Canada in 1957, arriving in Ottawa, Ontario. Margaret and family moved to Drumheller in 1967, leaving in 1970, and retiring back in Drumheller in 1987. Wherever Margaret travelled she made a wonderful home for her family and had many, many treasured friends. She was an avid reader, loved to knit and her favourite activity was watching Coronation Street (an English show) on TV. She was called "The Queen" by the staff at the Continuing Care and loved to be teased by them. She also loved to keep the staff of the Continuing Care facility on their toes. A private family burial will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 2 o'clock. Friends and family are invited to attend a luncheon at the Royal Canadian Legion in Drumheller at 3 p.m. If friends so desire, donations may be made in her memory to the Drumheller Continuing Care Facility. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
Harder -- Loretta Ann
Loretta Ann Harder passed away at the Drumheller Hospital on April 12, 2003 after a courageous struggle with cancer. A Graveside Service will be held at the Carbon Cemetery on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial Donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.
Hetherington -- Hilda
Hilda Hetherington passed away peacefully on April 7, 2003 at the Drumheller Continuing Care Centre at the age of 93 years. She is survived by her 2 sons, Harry of Morrin and Harold of Hamburg, Germany, daughter Helga of Hamburg, Germany as well as numerous other family members and friends. Hilda was predeceased by her husband Arnold and son Adolph. The family would like to thank Pat Montgomery as well as all of the staff of the Drumheller Continuing Care Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hilda's memory may be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation - Continuing Care, 351-9th St. NW, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 823-5151
Jenkins -- Jean Irene Rose (SAPRIKIN), beloved wife of the late Kenneth Jenkins, formerly of Port Hardy, BC, passed away at the Alberta Rose Lodge in Lethbridge on Monday, April 14, 2003 at the age of 68 years. She is the loving mother of -- Thomas (Jody) Grant, Edward Jr. Saprikin, Deborah Ward, Daniel (Charlotte) Saprikin, James (Linda) Saprikin, and Jennifer (Oscar) Cotton. She leaves behind 13 grandchildren, and one brother, John Smith of Oklahoma. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Emily Smith; her husband Kenneth Jenkins; two infant sons; and three grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON FUNERAL HOME, 327-10 Street South, Lethbridge. Friends may meet the family from 9 -- 30 to 10:00 a.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Delia Cemetery in Delia, Alberta. Christensen Salmon funeral home, Lethbridge, Alberta 1-800-561-9833.
Laslop -- Emma (Nee -- Knapp)
Beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away with wonderful peace on Saturday, April 12th after a lengthy illness. She has gone to join her much loved husband Joe, her parents and her grandson Jeffery. Her daughters Trudy and Eleanor and their families as well as her sister Erna and her family will have a huge void in their lives but knowing her suffering has ended makes it easier to bear. Mom was always there for her friends and they have certainly been there for her and us. In respect of Mom's wishes, there will be no Funeral or Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to S.T.A.R.S. or the charity of your choice.
Moffatt -- James Herbert (Jim)
Age 76 passed away peacefully at the Drumheller hospital on Friday, April 11, 2003 at 4 -- 10 P.M. after a short but courageous battle against cancer. Jim was proud of his Manitoba farm roots, his 27 years Canadian Military career including 2 assignments in Europe, and his membership in the Korean War and Veterans Association. He also worked for the Drumheller Penitentiary. Jim dearly loved his family and friends and the faith he was coming to know. He loved working on his vegetable garden, puttering around the house and was proud to have served his country. He was a kind, generous and gentle man. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Charmaine, his son Michael, his daughter Beryl and grandsons James and Jeffrey. He is also survived by his sisters Myrtle (Daniel Fitzpatrick), Beulah (Albert Edge) and Edith and all his extended family. Funeral mass was held from St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. A Legion Poppy ceremony and cremation followed. "We will meet again."
Rudolph -- Kathleen
Kathleen M. Rudolph, a long time resident of the Munson area, passed away peacefully at the age of 106. She was predeceased by her husband Frank, and her daughter Patricia Jackson. Kay is survived by her daughter Frances Jones, Calgary; and son Jim Rudolph, Edmonton; and an extended progeny. Private Services were held in Calgary on Wednesday, April 16, 2003. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Leyden's Funeral Home. Telephone (403)
Schaffer -- Reta Agnes
December 9, 1914 - March 28, 2003
Reta Agnes Schaffer, long time resident of Drumheller, Newcastle and Rosedale, passed away in Continuing Care at the Drumheller Hospital on March 28, 2003. Reta found joy in her love of family and friends, birds, animals, gardening and handicrafts. Reta will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Pat Dalton, daughter-in-law Kathy Schaffer; her grandchildren, Don (Janis) Schaffer, Leona (Bruce) Nadeau and Lynn Dalton; great grandchildren, Nick Marra, Sydney and Robert Schaffer and Nathan Marra; her sisters, Vivian Campbell and Viola (Chris) Lowen; brothers, Don (Betty), Bob (Emily) and Jack (Donna) Campbell; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Steve and son Jack; sister Vera (Arnold) Windsor and brother Stan (Elizabeth) Campbell. A Memorial Service will be held at Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel on Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 2 p.m. Lunch to follow at the Drumheller Inn. If so desired, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.