Ziegler -- Jane Ann 1931 - 2005
Jane Anne Ziegler of Drumheller passed away on March 3, 2005 at the age of 73 years. Jane was born May 21, 1931 in Drumheller, and raised in the community. She resided in Vancouver for many years where she was an active member of the Army and Navy Club. After leaving Vancouver, she resided in Calgary for many years prior to moving back to Drumheller. She will be sadly missed by all her family and numerous friends. Jane was predeceased by her companion Nelson McFarlane in 2004, by her mother Grace Terris, sisters Ethel Boughton and Lynda Brennan. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Monday, March 7, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Hendrickson officiating. Donations in Jane's memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation (Southern Alberta Branch, 6007 1A Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2H 0G5). Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL HOME. Tel. (403) 823-2666.
Losoncy -- Paul Joseph September 24, 1971 - April 11, 2004
It is with great sadness that the family of Paul Joseph Losoncy announces his passing on the morning of Sunday, April 11, 2004 as a result of a car accident. He will be dearly missed by his loving father, Frank; Frank's special friend, Donna; his brother and closest friend, Derek; sister-in-law, Cathy; and his grandmother, Cleona. Paul was a beloved cousin to Michael (Yvette), Jason and Jocelyn Mestinsek; Jordy and Becky McKenzie; and Drew and Craig (Jeannie) Patterson. Paul was also loved and cherished by his aunts, Madeline, Nancy and Helen; and his uncles, Roger, Rick and Jack. Paul was previously deceased by his mother, Barbara Losoncy and his grandparents, Joe and Ethel Yopek and his Papa Frank Losoncy Sr. Friends and family will be holding a memorial at Riverside Park, 1100 block Riverside Drive, on Friday, April 16 at 2 p.m. Guests requiring seating are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in Paul's memory
Christie -- Judith Ann (nee Watkin) 1946 - 2004
Judith Ann (nee Watkin) Christie passed away suddenly at her home in Napanee, Ontario on Wednesday, April 14, 2004. Beloved wife and best friend of Max. Loving mother of -- R. Bruce and Sarah, Toronto; Dave and Laura Waterdown; and Beth and Craig, Nackawic, N.B. New and excitied grandmother of Morley Jane. Survived by her brother David Watkin (Maxine), Drumheller, AB; cousin and 'Big Sister' of Frances Leggett, Lethbridge and Mary Leggett Saskatoon; niece of Vi Grisdale, Edmonton and Hi and Mary Lu Grisdale, Cobble Hill, B.C. Fondly remembered by her good friends Clemm and Jane Christie, Napanee, ON. Judy was born in Drumheller on April 9, 1946, the second child of Fred and Elizabeth Watkin and was predeceased by her father in 1952 and her mother, April 14, 1997. She attended school in Drumheller, and following this went on and graduated from the University of Alberta. While attending university, she met her husband Maxwell. A memorial service was held at Trinity United Church, Napanee Ontario on Monday, April 19, 2004 at 2 p.m. and the interment of ashes at the Opincon Cemetary. Friends desiring may contribute to the Parkinson Foundation or Reading Routes through the Wartman Funeral Home, 448 Camden Rd. at Newburgh Rd., Napanee, ON K7R 1G1, (613) 354-3722. Judith was a great friend of cardinals, chipmunks and many other four-legged creatures.
Dewar -- Marion 1924 - 2004
Marion C. Dewar, one of triplets (two survived) born in Drumheller on January 12, 1924 to Jim and Sadie (MacRury) Dewar, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2004. Marion grew up with her Otwinı sister Dorothy, trained as a dietician and worked for some years in Manitoba before she was called home to care for her widowed mother. She spent her remaining years in the family home on 3rd Street with her beloved cats. She was an active member of Knox United Church where she served for many years as Sunday School treasurer; UCW Unit 8; the Drumheller Walking Club and a contributor to the Drumheller Valley History Association's book 'The Hills of Home.' Marion will be fondly remembered as a quiet, unassuming woman who cared for all who came her way. Those who did not know her personally may recall a petite lady, kerchief on head and bag in hand trotting about downtown on her weekly visit to Ace Beauty Shop or shopping. She is mourned by her cousin Joyce (Don) MacNeill in Calgary, their four children, her Knox Church family, and by all the people of Drumheller who have lost a part of our community history. Funeral services will be held at Knox United Church on Thursday, April 22 at 11 a.m. with interment at Drumheller Cemtery and lunch to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to Knox United Church in Marion's name would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home.
Hunter -- Darlene Norma 1938 - 2004
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Darlene Norma Hunter in Edmonton on April 14, 2004 at the age of 65 years. Darlene was born in Drumheller, Alberta on October 31, 1938. it was here she was raised along with her eight siblings, being especially close to her twin brother Alex. The Hunter family often took camping trips and "Old Faithful" was a favourite site. In her early years, Darlene was a lifeguard and worked as a telephone operator for A.G.T. in Drumheller. Throughout her life she was a daughter, sister, wife, mother and finally a grandmother. Darlene would have lived outdoors if it had never snowed, going to the lake, camping, gardening and sitting outside in the morning enjoying her coffee and the sunrise, these were some of her special times. When stuck indoors, she would do jigsaw puzzles, and crochet Afghans for all who asked and for many who didn't. Darlene enjoyed practical jokes and watching Hockey. She was a real people person, and this was reflected in her choice of work at the Seniorıs Lodge in Vermillion, the willingness to do and help others. Darleneıs absolute pride and joy were her children, but especially her grandchildren. She collected angels and we pray that she is safely within their care now. Darlene will be sadly missed by all who knew her and she will never ever be forgotten. She was predeceased by her son Kalvin Quinn, twin brother, Alex Hunter, brother, Tommy Hunter, and her father, George Hunter. Darlene leaves to cherish her memory, her mom, Winnifred Hunter of Drumheller, daughters, Karyn (Douglas) Murray of Edmonton, Martha Macpherson of Calgary, sons, David (Aimee) Watson of Stoney Plain, Keith (Stacy) Watson of Calgary, grandchildren, Liam Murray, Sheldon Watson, baby Watson (as yet unborn), sisters, Maggie (Albert) Barrie of Drumheller, Jeannie(Steve) Safronivich of Brooks, Gracie Hanson of Brooks, Carol Hunter of Calgary, brothers, Bill (Lorraine) Hunter of Calgary, Jimmy (Sharon) Hunter of Port Coquitlam, sister-in-law Ruth Hunter, numerous nieces and nephews. A Service of Remembrance will be held Friday April 23, 2004 from Courtney-Winter's Chapel In The Valley. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to The Liver Transplant Fund, c/o U. O. A. Foundation, Room 1H1-91 William Mackenzie Centre, 8440 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6B 2B7. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel are in care of the arrangements. 403-823-2666
McFadden -- Pearl Edna
Pearl McFadden passed away peacefully in the Hanna Nursing Home on April 11, 2004 at the age of 82 years. Pearl was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1991, 2 sisters, and 5 brothers. Pearl is survived by 2 brothers, George Bixby of Drumheller, Frank (Linda) Bixby of East Coulee, her daughters, Donna (Ed) of Morrin, Frances, June (Jim) of Calgary, 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and a lifetime of friends. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday April 17, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. from the Handhills Lake Club, interment to follow in the Delia Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Palliser Nursing Home Long Term Care. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel are in care of the arrangements.
Morton -- Frances Isabel October 8, 1917 - April 5, 2004
With great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Frances Morton in Medicine Hat, Alberta on April 5, 2004 at the age of 86 years young. Frances was predeceased by her husband Lawrence in 1982. She will be greatly missed by her loving family, Merle (Irene) of the Handhills, Darlene (Charles) Schmaltz of Calgary, Barbara (Leo) Page of Westlock, Brenda Thomas of Vancouver, B.C., Laverne Foran of Calgary, Larry of Drumheller, Murray (Diane) of Medicine Hat, and Anita (Rob) Tetz of Medicine Hat. She will also be missed by her two sisters, Lauretta Peacock of Medicine Hat, Gladys Wilson of Drumheller, 23 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 10, 2004 at 2 p.m. from the Delia Community Hall with Reverend Morris Bidulka officiating. A private family committal service was held following the service in the Delia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, or the charity of ones' choice. Courtney-Winter's Chapel were in care of the arrangements.
Sands -- Mark Douglas April 28, 1921 - April 10, 2004
Mark passed away peacefully on April 10, 2004 with his family by his side. He was born on April 28, 1921 in Rosedale, AB where he resided for 81 years and then moved to the Drumheller Continuing Care Centre. Mark led a full and active life. He grew up on the family homestead where
he and his wife Willia, farmed and raised their family until 1988 and then moved to Rosedale. At a very young age he enjoyed going with his Dad to sell milk and eggs to the coalminers of Rosedale and Star mine. School was not Marks' ambition. He graduated from grade eight and then worked on the farm. It wasnıt long before he started what would turn out to be his life's true ambition owning a truck and hauling rock of some form. His first business was delivering coal to the farmers in the surrounding area and later along with his partners, he successfully owned and operated three businesses -- Subway Coal, Fish Lake Sand and Gravel, and M&D Sands Trucking. He was well known and respected in the business community for his honesty and integrity. Mark loved the Drumheller Valley. He supported and promoted it any way he could. In later years he became quite the tour guide providing visitors with knowledge of the coalmines and the valley in general. He has received numerous letters of appreciation from people all over the world thanking him for his hospitality. Markıs family was always his top priority and they could count on him whenever they needed him. He was kind to all animals, but the family dog and cats were treated the same as any family member. Throughout his years, Mark loved to travel with his family; Alaska was one of his favorite spots. Mark supported his son Daleıs hockey career and he loved to share his fond memories of the championship they won. In later years he enjoyed watching his grandsons play or quite often would stop at the arena just to watch a game. Although Mark always enjoyed a good visit with his friends and family he was the happiest on a rubber tire loader moving shale, dirt or snow. Mark will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his son Dale (Suzanne) Sands of Rosedale, his daughter Sandra (Mark) Nicklom of Drumheller; his grandchildren Brenda (Kevin) Kerik of Red Deer, Brent (Lisa) Sands of Drumheller, Randy (Laura) Nicklom of Calgary, Kacey and Tyler Nicklom of Drumheller; great-grandchildren Tamara and Jeff Kerik of Red Deer and Ciena and Danica Sands of Drumheller. Mark will also be sadly missed by his sister Bessie Brown of Drumheller; nephews Carson (Susan) Brown of Rosedale and Al (Marianne) and Ben Jamieson of St. Alberta, and nieces Pat (Frank) and Sharon (Dave). Mark was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Willia Sands, his daughter-in-law Lorenza Sands and his parents Ezra and Euda Sands. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Mark Sands can be made to the D.A.H.F. Continuing Care Centre, 351 - 9 St. N.W. Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1, or that of the donor's choice would be appreciated. Courtney-Winterıs Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. A memorial service to celebrate Markıs life will be held on Friday, April 16, 2004 at 2 p.m. at the Rosedale Community Hall.
Gibson -- William Ashton 1919 - 2004
William Ashton Gibson of Carbon, Alberta passed away on January 12, 2004 at the Drumheller Hospital. Bill was born on Feburary 4, 1919 in Carbon to William and Julia Gibson. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Stanley, and sister Edna Smith. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 64 years, Edna; daughters Marilyn Hay, Pat Stevenson (Tom); sons Larry, Bill (Sheila), Jim (Wendy) and Allen. Also left mourning are 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Bill started farming at an early age north of Carbon and continued successfully for 69 years. His time was divided between grain farming and ranching. Bill looked forward to their annual trips to Calgary Stampede. And later on in life attended the Nationals Rodeo 15 times in Las Vegas. Curling and baseball were favorite sports in his younger years. Funeral Services were held at the Carbon Community Centre on January 17, 2004 with Rev. Rhonda Pigott officiating. Arrangements in care of Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel of Drumheller, AB. (403) 823-2666.
Nicklassen -- Jennie (nee Solski) 1925 - 2004
On January 24, 2004 Jennie Nicklassen, formerly of Rosebud, Standard, and of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital at the age of 78 years. Jennie's cheerful smiles and gentle ways helped lighten hearts and brighten days. Jennie will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Jennie is survived by her sons, Eddie and (Bernie) of Carbon, and Randy (Gail) of Calgary; her daughters, Sorena (Ron) Saretzky of Nipawan, SK, and the Rev. Tania Kleiman of Burbank, CA; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; as well as numerous other relatives and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Edward Nicklassen, her parents Tony and Magdalina Solski, her brother Michael Solski, her long time friend Ron Nee, her son-in-law Kenneth Kleiman, and her daughter-in-law Linda Priest. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. To forward expressions of sympathy go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Jennie Nicklassen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY, TELEPHONE -- (403) 256-9575.
Derhousoff -- Ingeborg Marie Conrad (Skytt) 1925 - 2004
Ingeborg Derhousoff, wife, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away quickly and peacefully Tuesday, June 8, 2004 in Drumheller. She was surrounded by her loving family who remained at her side throughout her brief stay at the hospital. Against all odds, Mother incredibly survived for eight years following her diagnosis with terminal cancer. Motherıs remarkable strength and determination allowed her to live her life on her own terms and to it's fullest. Born in Wayne, Alberta August 14, 1925, Ingeborg lived a long and fulfilling life. She faced the challenge of raising a large family who were a source of both pride and support. Mom enjoyed the company of friends and family and will always be known for her good nature, warmth and hospitality. Motherıs memory will live on in the hearts and minds of her children Maureen (George) Kashuba, Judy (Brian) Sherman, Beverly (Ken) Hubert, David Derhousoff, Kathy (Jeff) DeMott, Terri (Andrew) Beattie; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2004 at the Drumheller Inn, in Drumheller at 2 p.m. "Mom, if love could have saved you, You would live forever."
Brennand -- Robert 1912 - 2004
Robert (Bob) Brennand died June 9, 2004 at the age of 92. He is survived by his daughter Margaret (Wayne) Wasmann of Calgary; daughter-in-law Shannon Brennand of Drumheller; as well as his grandchildren David Brennand of Drumheller, Josh Brennand of Calgary, Melanie Wasmann of Philadelphia, PA, and Christopher Wasmann of Lethbridge. During his 50 some years in Drumheller, he devoted many hours to his church and community including City Alderman from 1956 - 1962, Parish Counsel Chairman, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, President of the Drumheller Legion, and President of the Navy League of Canada. Serving in the Second World War, he was one of the last living veterans. He also was instrumental in establishing what will now become K-12 St. Anthonyıs Separate School in Drumheller. Bob spent 15 years in Halifax, N.S. after his retirement. He came back to Calgary after his wife passed away in 1999. Robert owned and ran Brennand Industrial Supplies on Railway Avenue for over 30 years with his son, Bob. Bob was also an accomplished artist and pianist and loved to paint and play piano for pleasure. He always had a keen interest in computer technology, e-mailing his friends and family across Canada and the U.S. on a regular basis and encouraging his fellow seniors to do the same. Bob will be missed by his family and friends, but rests peacefully now with his wife Mollie and son Bob who passed before him.
Cairns -- Merva
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Merva May Cairns on June 19, 2004. She was predeceased by her son Jerry Petkau and by her mom and dad, Thelma and Andy Kozak. She leaves to mourn her husband Chris Cairns; son Trevor Cairns (Tash, Christopher and Jenny); daughter Tracey Dalton (Bob, Jeff, Nick and Steph); brother James Kozak (Lea, Jenelle and Andrew); as well her beloved pets Chelsey, Rosie and Smoky. Her wishes were no funeral, and we are respecting that wish. If you would like to make a donation to the Cancer Centre at the hospital that would be most appreciated.
RIEGER -- Verna
Verna Rieger of Red Deer passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at the age of 78 years. Verna will be lovingly remembered by three daughters; Ann Moar of Red Deer, Diana (Dick) Killian of Blackfalds, and Mary David of Calgary; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She also leaves to mourn her loss, two brothers; Jim (Joyce) Kirkeby of Grande Cache and Gordon Kirkeby of Peace River, one sister, Stella (Peter) Applegate of Calgary as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one daughter, Juanita Bossert in 1998. Verna lived a very fulfilling life and she will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew her. Those wishing to pay their respects to Verna Rieger did so at the Red Deer Funeral Home (6150 - 67 Street) on Saturday, March 19, 2005 between the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Funeral services were held at the Knox United Church (195 - 3 Ave. E., Drumheller, AB) on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Jan Stevenson officiating. Interment followed at the Drumheller Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Verna Rieger may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society (4730A Ross Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X2) or to the Canadian Diabetes Association (#6, 5015 - 48 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1S9). Email condolences may be sent to email@example.com and will be forwarded directly to the family. Funeral arrangements in care of Red Deer Funeral Home and Crematorium, (403) 347-3319.
Fleming -- Elizabeth
Eliabeth Fleming passed away Sunday, June 27, 2004 at the age of 71 years. She was pre-deceased by three siblings in infancy, her parents John and Annie Hewalo, a sister Pearl Procyk and a brother, Fred Hewalo. Liz is survived by her husband, David of 43 years, son Don (Heather) Fleming of Stettler, daughter Mary (Terry) Langman of Regina and a son John of Delia, grandchildren Pamela (Gary) Retzer of Regina, Tiffany and Timothy Langman of Regina, Leigh, Lindal, Melanie, Anisley and Aryele Fleming. She is also survived by brothers John (Phyllis) Hewalo of Thunder Bay, ON; Murray (Laurencia) Hewalo of Montartre, SK; Sisters Tina (Tom) Soames of Langley, BC; Evelyn Spencer of Vancouver BC; Nancy (Floyd) Stoudt of Saskatoon SK; Olga Edl of Calgary; Mary Culbreth of St. Petersburg FL and Diana (Hank) Dolvd of Whitehorse. Elizabeth was born October 30, 1932 on the family farm at Montmartre, SK. She acquired her education in a one room school house in the Camelot school district. Elizabeth went on to take a business course in Regina where she continued to live and work until 1956, when she moved with sisters Mary and Olga to Calgary. A few of the places Elizabeth worked at as a bookkeeper were Sturdy Propane in Regina, Canadian Propane, Totem Lumber and Superstrong Aluminum in Calgary. She most recently worked at Bob Mark's Pontiac in Hanna. Elizabeth enjoyed hobbies such as gardening, needlework, decorating Ukrainian Easter Eggs and rock picking with her family. Funeral will be held on July 5, 2004 at 1:00 pm at Delia Christian Fellowship Church in Delia, AB. Interment at Delia Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends and family are encouraged to donate to the Canadian Diabetic Association or the charity of their choice.