Robinson -- Seth Thomas October 9, 2004 - October 28, 2004
Our beloved and precious son, Seth Thomas Robinson of Rimbey, Alberta passed away suddenly on October 28, 2004 at the tender age of 19 days.
"Now I lay me down to sleep; I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to take."
Seth will be lovingly remembered and forever cherished in the hearts of his parents, Jason and Jody; and always treasured by his maternal grandparents, Rose and Dan OBoone Armstrong of Drumheller; and by his paternal grandparents, Gerri and Aaron Robinson of Rimbey. He will also be lovingly remembered by his maternal great grandparents, Agnes and Ed Ford of Calgary; and his paternal great grandparents, Kay and Tom Armstrong of Crossfield; and Doreen and Les Peters of Red Deer; as well as by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral Services were held at the Rimbey Church of the Nazarene, Rimbey on Tuesday, November 2, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Dave MacMillan officiating. Cremation followed in Red Deer, Alberta. The Family graciously declines memorial donations, instead they express their desire that you give to your own child or children, In Loving Memory of Seth. Condolences to the family may also be expressed by e-mail to -- firstname.lastname@example.org. Funeral and Cremation Arrangements for the Late Seth Thomas Robinson entrusted to the care of Oberhammer Funeral Chapels Ltd. Rimbey, Alberta Telephone (403) 843-4445
Scarlett -- Evelyn May (nee Cammidge) May 11, 1925 - November 5, 2004
Evelyn May Scarlett (nee Cammidge) passed away peacefully at home on Friday, November 5th, 2004 at the age of 79 years. She is survived by her loving children, Sharon (John), Diane (Ken), Judy (John), Myrna (Walter), Wendy, Debbie, Brent (Debbie), Leslie (Caroline), Randy (Sherry) and Rob, six sisters and their families, 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, John in 1968. Evelyn who was born on May 11th, 1925 in Innisfail, Alberta was the eldest daughter born to Leslie and Matilda Cammidge. She took her schooling in Innisfail and pursued her education further in Calgary to become a school teacher in 1943. Her teaching career was short lived, however as she met and married John Scarlett on December 23rd, 1945 at which time she became a farmer¹s wife. Evelyn and John and their ever growing family lived in several places throughout their marriage and finally moved to Wayne in 1957 when John became a grain buyer for the Alberta Wheat Pool. They resided in Wayne until John¹s passing in 1968. Evelyn then moved her family to Drumheller and finally came to reside in Nacmine where she lived until her passing. Evelyn was dedicated to her family and took great pleasure through her life watching her children grow into the fine adults they are today for which she was very proud. Her greatest joys in life were spending time with her children, grandchildren and camping. She also took great pleasure in her religion and lived by it daily. Evelyn will be sadly missed by everyone that knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tom
Baker Cancer Centre, Research Division, 1331 - 29th Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N2. Funeral services will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 207 17th Street N.W., Drumheller, Alberta (Midland) on Wednesday, November 10th, 2004 at 1:00 p.m.
Winter -- Roland George (Rollie) 1923 - 2004
Mr. Roland George (Rollie) Winter was born on February 19, 1923 in Drumheller, Alberta and passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2004 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Vernon, B.C. at the age of 81 years, after a lengthy illness. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Nellie Winter; his son, Brian; and his daughter, Carol. Rollie is survived by his loving family -- his wife, Pauline; his children, Ritchie (Cindy), Kathy (Peter), David (Pamela) and Mary Lou (Dave); his step-children, Alice, Fred, Maureen, Mary Anne (Gregor) and Ken (Catherine); 14 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. Rollie started his working career with the R.C.M.P., but will be best remembered for the many years he was a Funeral Director in Alberta. He retired to Vernon, B.C. in 1983 and became an active member of the Kalamalka Lodge, Eheyeh Chapter #27, Gizeh Shriners, the Vernon Shrine Club and Knox Presbyterian Church. Cremation preceded the Funeral Service which was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, corner of 32nd Avenue and Alexis Park Drive, Vernon, B.C. on Monday, November 8, 2004 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Ed Millin officiating. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Rollie to the Shriners Hospital For Crippled Children c/o Gizeh Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., 3550 - Wayburn Drive, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3K9. Funeral arrangements have been made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd., 5605 - 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (1-250-542-1187).
McIlwrick -- Lena 1912 - 2003
Lena was born in Binscarth, Manitoba, on April 11, 1912. She married John McIlwrick and together they farmed in the Rutland, Saskatchewan district. Predeceased by John, on May 14, 1982, she is survived by the following -- Lena¹s first child Maurice (Phyllis), grandson Len McIlwrick (Dawn), granddaughter Brenda Blain (R.C.M.P. Consable Les Blain), great grandchildren Melissa, Logan, and Zachary. Grandson Dale McIlwrick MBA (Connie), great grandchildren Nicola, Samantha, and Matthew. Granddaughter Karin Kinney (Troy), great grandchildren Korbin, and Alyssa. Lena's second child Shirlie Ursu (Joe), granddaughter Ronda Jessop, great granddaughter Brittney, granddaughter Audrey Gottfried (Darwin), great grandchildren Sarah, Adam, and Rebecca. Lena's third child Charles McIlwrick (Gail), granddaughters Dr. Joann McIlwrick MD, FRCPC (Dr. Cory Toth MD, FRCPC), and author Jackie Johnson (McIlwrick) cert. HR. Admin. The location of Lena¹s
final resting place has not been shared with any of her family members mentioned above. Anyone able to provide details in this regard may contact Dr. Joann McIlwrick at email@example.com. Information regarding Lena¹s younger children may be obtained from the obituary published October 2003.
Parsons -- Ronald Oliver 1941 - 2004
Ronald Parsons of Drumheller, AB was found deceased in his home on Saturday, October 16, 2004 at the age of 62 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of thirty years Joan Parsons; together with their three daughters and families, Vickie and Timothy Ulph of Calgary, Chris and Roger Walters of Portland, OR, and Tammie and Wayne Collins of Simcoe, ON. He will also be greatly missed by his nine grandchildren, Sarah, David, Erin and Aimee Walters, Shannon, Amanda and William Collins, and Moody and Maha (Daffalla) Ulph; as well as his brother, sisters and other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Ron¹s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY¹S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Monday, November 8, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Alberta Alcohol And Drug Abuse Commission, 3rd Floor, 1177 - 11 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 0G5 Telephone -- (403) 297-3038 or directly to World Vision Canada, #400, 119 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone -- (403) 282-2020, www.worldvision.ca. In living memory of Ronald Parsons, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6. TELEPHONE -- (403) 276-2296
MALYUK -- Frieda (nee Siewert) 1918 - 2006
Frieda Malyuk, born December 6, 1918 in Hanna, Alberta, passed away in Calgary on Wednesday, July 26 at the age of 87 years. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by daughters-in-law Barbara and Terry; grandchildren Keith (Sandra), Diane (Jayson), Steve, Robert (Nikki), Todd (Krystal) and Tyler; great-grandchildren, Gregory, Scott, Bryce, Anneliese; and numerous nieces and nephews. Frieda was predeceased by her first husband of nine years, Steve Kwiczak, her second husband of 42 years, Nick Malyuk and her sons, Ronald and Dennis Kwiczak. As per her wishes, no service will be held. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice. FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM Telephone -- (403) 297-0888 Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial www.fostersgardenchapel.com
NICHOL -- Percy 1929 - 2006
Percy Nichol, of Calgary, passed away July 28, 2006 at Hanna, Alberta at the age of 76 years. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 52 years, Alice Nichol; three children along with their families, Don Nichol (Fawn) of Calgary, Deidrie Mac Angus (Doug) of Edmonton, and Raelene Andreychuk (Rick) of Drumheller; nine grandchildren Shawn, Greig Nichol, Dustin Mac Angus (Nadene), Danelle, Deanne Mac Angus, Chelcie, Colby, Amanda, Whitney Andreychuk; three sisters Helen Bremner of Winnipeg, Margaret Petrusich and Olive O’Brien of Calgary; one brother Harvey Nichol of Windsor, ON; and many other relatives and friends. Percy was predeceased by his parents, a granddaughter Dawn Mac Angus (February 2000), and nine brothers and sisters. Percy was born and raised in Virden, Manitoba. He moved to Calgary where he met wife Alice. He started out his career in the R.C.A.F. Continued onto West Steel Rosco, started a few businesses including a motel, taxi, and Petro Can gas/convenience store, all in Drumhleler. He then purchased a small neighbourhood mall in Westbank, B.C. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at Pierson’s Funeral Service Forest Lawn Chapel, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E., Calgary. Cremation followed. Messages of condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.piersons.ca. Arrangements are in care of PIERSON’S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone (403) 235-3602.
OSTER -- Fern Isabella 1923 - 2006
Born January 16, 1923 in Speers, Saskatchewan. Died in the Drumheller Hospital on July 22, 2006 at 83 years. Fern was born in Speers, Saskatchewan where her family was involved in road construction in Northern Saskatchewan and Northern Alberta. They eventually settled on a farm in the Vermillion area. Fern graduated from high school at 16 and left home to go to Normal in Edmonton and by 1941 was teaching school. She taught in the Dewberry/Barrhead area at schools with names like Freedom and Deep Well. In 1945 Fern changed careers and moved to Calgary where she became a Registered Nurse at the Calgary General Hospital. In 1948 she married Ben Oster from Hussar and moved to the farm at Duck Lake. She and Ben had two sons, Gerald and James, who they farmed with until they retired in 1989. They stayed on the farm until 1991, when they decided to move to Drumheller and built a house in Newcastle. Fern is survived by her husband Ben of Drumheller; her two sons Gerald (Janet) and James (Sharon) both from Hussar. She leaves four grandchildren, Scott, Cindy (Lee), Michael and Laura; and her sister Shirley Dorin (Herman) from Didsbury. She was predeceased by her father Cecil in 1973 and her mother Kathrine in 2002 at 100 years of age, and a brother John in 1956. A funeral service was held at the Hussar Community Hall on July 25, 2006 with Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Donations on Fern’s behalf can be made to the Drumheller Palliative Care Unit.
PEDERSEN -- Margaret Jean (Hunter) 1911 - 2006
Margaret Jean Pedersen (Hunter) born September 15, 1911 in Calgary, the youngest of four children. She attended Crescent Heights High School. She was predeceased by her parents, sister Ella, granddaughter Rhonda, sister Ada, brother Bob, sisters-in-law Gerda, Rose and brother-in-law Ernest, Gail’s special friend, Jim. Margaret is survived by her children, Brent (Bonnie), Gail, Maureen (Ken); her grandchildren Hal (Jacqui), Trevor (Karen), Ryan (Denise), Cathy, Tony (Kim), Shelly; her great-grandchildren, Calvin, Skylend, Taylor, Kelsey, Dale, Shawn; sister-in-law Margie; and numerous nephews and nieces. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Drumheller Health Foundation or Salvation Army, Drumheller. Arrangements by Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 4, 2006 at 2:00 PM at the Knox United Church, 3rd Avenue East, Drumheller.
Leonhardt -- Victor
On October 29, 2004 Victor Leonhardt of Westerose, Alberta passed away at the age of 91 years. Victor was born and raised at Drumheller, Alberta the son of Jacob and Marie Leonhardt.
After the passing of his father, he and his brothers operated the family homestead which Victor later purchased and farmed until 1963. Victor also operated a small strip mining operation and sold coal to residents in Drumheller. He married Elsie Schmeelke of Champion in November 1942 and they were blessed with seven children. At the close of World War II Victor acquired several Anson trainer aircraft from War Assets and eventually he and his brother August each acquired a Lancaster Bomber. Victor¹s Lancaster was stripped of engines and numerous parts but the Lancaster remained a noted landmark in the community.
Over the years Victor purchased additional land and expanded his farm. He also purchased undeveloped land in Sundre, Caroline, Rocky Mountain House and Buck Lake areas. While on one of these land buying trips he became aware of some lakefront property at Pigeon Lake. He acquired this land and created plans for developing resort properties. Victor sold the farm in 1963 and moved his family with the old Lancaster in tow to Pigeon Lake to pursue his dream of developing this land. In the years to follow Victor became preoccupied with the farming operations and sporadically worked at developing the resort land. It wasn't until he and Elsie sold the lake front property that they actually saw the realization of his dream.
After the passing of Elsie in November, 2001 Victor moved to Luther Manor in Wetaskiwin. With his health failing as a result of prostate cancer and after suffering a broken hip in May 2004 he remained in Wetaskiwin General Hospital until his passing.
He is survived by his loving family; children Ernie (Laurie) of Westerose, Don (Gloria) of Westerose, Rosemarie (Larry) Creighton of Calgary, Murray (Marie) of Wetaskiwin, Allan (Betty) of Calgary, Gary (Marilyn) of Calgary, Kevin (Cindy) of Westerose; 16 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; brothers, Jacob (Margaret) of Drumheller, Walter of Calgary and by his sister, Amelia Walker of Drumheller. Victor was predeceased by his wife, Elsie; parents, Jacob and Marie; five brothers and two sisters.
Memorial service was held at Baker Funeral Chapel, 5302-50 Avenue, Wetaskiwin on Thursday, November 4, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor John Cline Officiating. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Cross Cancer Institute or Battle Lake Baptist Church building fund. Baker Funeral Chapel Inc. Wetaskiwin, Alberta (780) 352-2501 ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~
McIlwrick -- Lena 1912 - 2003
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Lena McIlwrick. Formerly of Drumheller, Lena spent the last 7 years receiving excellent care in the Didsbury Nursing Home. She is survived by her daughter Dianne (Dan), her son Gary (Carol), her grandchildren Marina, Murray, Dwayne, Dean, Richard and great grandchildren Stephanie, Zachary, Kyle, Evan and Todd. At Lena's request, there will be no funeral. A private family memorial is planned.
McIlwrick -- Lena 1912 - 2003
[Corrected] Lena was born in Binscarth, Manitoba, on April 11, 1912. She married John McIlwrick and together they farmed in the Rutland, Saskatchewan district. Predeceased by John, on May 14, 1982, she is survived by the following -- Lena's first child Maurice (Phyllis), grandson Len McIlwrick (Dawn), granddaughter Brenda Blain (R.C.M.P. Constable Les Blain), great grandchildren Melissa, Logan, and Zachary. Grandson Dale McIlwrick MBA (Connie), great grandchildren Nicola, Samantha, and Mathew. Granddaughter Debora Langhan B. Ed. (Alan), great grandchildren Lindsay, and Corey. Granddaughter Karin Kiney (Troy), great grandchildren Korbin, and Alyssa. Lena¹s second child Shirlie Ursu (Joe), granddaughter Ronda Jessop, great granddaughter Brittney, granddaughter Audrey Gottfried (Darwin), great grandchildren Sarah, Adam, and Rebecca. Lena's third child Charles McIlwrick (Gail), granddaughters Dr. Joann McIlwrick MD, FRCPC (Dr. Cory Toth MD, FRCPC), and author Jackie Johnson (McIlwrick) cert. HR. Admin. The location of Lena¹s final resting place has not been shared with any of her family members mentioned above. Anyone able to provide details in this regard may contact Dr. Joann McIlwrick at -- firstname.lastname@example.org Information regarding Lena's younger children may be obtained from the obituary published October 2003.