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ALBERTA - Drumheller - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 54

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Date: Thursday, 18 August 2016, at 10:29 p.m.

Schinnour -- Lloyd George 1931 - 2004

Lloyd George Schinnour, beloved husband of Shirley Schinnour of Pine Lake, Alberta, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 12, 2004 at the age of 73 years. Lloyd was the owner of Olde Tyme Antiques until his retirement in 2003. He enjoyed the quiet and solitude of his garden and his flowers during the summer months. The best medicine of all to Lloyd was the love and companionship of his devoted cat, Calvin. Lloyd will be very sadly missed but lovingly cherished in the hearts of his family and dear friends. Lloyd leaves to mourn his loss, his loving wife, Shirley and their children; Allan (Georgi), Rex (Linda), Ken (Marcie), Ron (Cathy), Gary (Jane), Bruce (Debbie), and Brian, seven grandsons, thirteen granddaughters and three great grandchildren. Lloyd is also survived by his sister Dolores and brothers Don and Vern. Lloyd will be sadly missed by his other extended family, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Lloydıs Life will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapels, 4820 ­ 45th Street, Red Deer Alberta on Friday, December 17, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. Cremation entrusted to the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Lloyd's honor may be made directly to the Holy Trinity Church Carryon Memorial Fund, Box 36, Pine Lake, Alberta, T0M 1S0. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at

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Flater -- Ida (Bannick) November 9, 1914 - December 18, 2004

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on Saturday, December 18, 2004. Ida was born on November 9, 1914 in Fish Lake (Lawsonburg), Alberta. She assumed many responsibilities at a tender age as she was the eldest sister in a family of 13 siblings. She married her beloved Clifford on January 20, 1936. Together they had two boys - Kenneth and Alfred. Ida will be best remembered for her love of hockey and her lively spirit. Ida very much enjoyed being part of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Drumheller. Ida was predeceased by her husband, Clifford on May 27, 1986. She is survived by her brother Herb; sons Kenneth and Alfred (Donalda); grandsons Brian (Marina) and Glen; granddaughter Wendy; and great-grandchildren John, Ashley, Alyssa, Zachary and Evan. Family and friends are asked to make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in lieu of flowers. Ida, may you be at peace in heaven as we embrace all that you've given us, someday rejoining you again, never forgetting the time we shared. We love you.

Georgsen -- Evelyn Rosalea September 5, 1918 - December 18, 2004

Rosalea Georgsen beloved wife of Robert Georgsen, passed away at the Bethany Care Centre, Cochrane, on December 18, 2004, at the age of 86 years. Rosalea is survived by her husband, Robert; three children -- Ken (Marlene) Georgsen of Langdon; Donna (Tom) Christensen of Standard, Chery (Dean) Howard of Condor; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one sister, Betty Downie of Calgary. Rosalea was predeceased by a son, Curtis in 1979 and two brothers, Max and Emeral. Rosalea, born in New Cambria, Kansas was one of 4 children born to Curt and Ethel Slonaker. They moved to the Nightingale area in 1924. Rosalea attended Normal school in Calgary and then taught for many years at Blue Springs and Rabbit Lake Schools. Rosalea met Robert while teaching in the Dalum area and they were married August 18, 1943. She and Robert enjoyed farming in the Beynon, Rosebud and Standard areas prior to moving to Calgary in 1976. She was an active member in the Rosebud United Church and community, enjoyed traveling and their association with seniorıs groups in Calgary. She and Robert moved to the Bethany Care Centre in Cochrane in 2002 where she resided until her passing. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. If so desired a memorial tribute may be made in Rosalea's name directly to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Suite B21A, 6020 - 2nd Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2H 2L8). 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.

Rauch -- Cecilia Ida November 27, 1914 - December 15, 2004

Cecelia Ida Rauch died Wednesday, December 15, 2004, after a long and full life of ninety years. She is fondly remembered as a good Mother, and a loving Grandmother, who always tried to be straight forward and fair. Her husband Alois, her brothers, sisters, and parents predeceased her. The life she led took her from the horse and buggy days to the computer age with all the adjustments necessary to cope with such change. Cecelia was born November 27, 1914 into a large family as the youngest of seven children. Her parents, John and Mary Honnef had arrived in the United States from Germany as children with each of their individual immigrant families. When Cecelia was born, they were living in Florence, South Dakota. She and her family moved north to the 'Promised Land' or at least that was how her father described it. They gathered up their belongings and moved north to a small place called Barford, where she attended school. She suffered a serious injury to her foot as a child that left her with a significant limp. Even so, she later attended as many country-dances in rural Saskatchewan as possible. She loved to dance to the old time fiddle music. Although Cecelia learned to speak German before she ever knew English, she did not learn to read and write it well, which was something she always regretted. She did enjoy trying to converse with German speaking people. Although she had aspirations to become a nurse, her schooling years were cut short due to the difficult economic situation of the times. She stayed on the family homestead through the 1930's, digging Seneca root to sell to medicine companies. She learned how to work hard on the farm as well to help support the family. Cecelia and her sister Christine spent many hard hours picking berries to sell as well as to can for the familyıs use. She churned the cream into butter and traded it for items at the general store. Cecelia met and married Alois Rauch from the Handhills, south of Delia, in 1948. Alois and she worked hard on their farm to raise their two sons, John and Herman. Throughout all her years of living on the farm, there was rarely a time that would find her idle. She grew big gardens to feed her family. She put up many jars of pickles, jams, juice, and fruit. She baked her own bread and raised chickens every year for eggs and meat. She helped her husband in the barn milking cows, in order to ship cream to market every week. She also helped out in the field with the harvest. She knew how to hunt and skin animals, and taught her boys what she knew about life, animals, and the land. She sewed her own clothes and loved to knit and crochet as well. She scarcely knew what it was to be bored, what with her busy life both indoors and out. Her life was centered around her family and the farm. When Herman married Lorna, she enjoyed her new role as Grandma to their three children, Chris, Jenny and Amanda. She lived to enjoy seeing her four great grandchildren, Andrew, Brianna. Jaime, and Tristan. When John married Colleen, she was able to enjoy two more grandchildren, Daniel and David, in her last few years of life. After the death of her husband in 1996, she stayed on the farm in her own home until 1999. The last five years of her life were spent in the Drumheller Continuing Care Center, where she continued to display a zest for life and appreciation for all those who cared for her and for her family and friends who came to visit. It is with sadness and gratitude to a mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother and friend, that we say our farewells this December 18, 2004 in Delia. We thank all those who were able to attend her graveside service at 1:00 P.M. at the Delia Cemetery, followed by a Memorial Service in the Delia Community Center at 2:00 P.M. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, Calgary 1-888-216-5111

CHURCH -- Allan Henry (Harry) 1926 - 2006

Harry Church of Drumheller, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at the age of 80 years. Funeral Service will be held Monday, November 20, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Magloire’s Anglican Church in Drumheller.

DEVALERIOLA -- Ethel Christina May 24, 1908 - November 13, 2006

Ethel Devaleriola passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Hospital on November 13, 2006, at the age of 98 years. She was born in Calgary, Alberta, the daughter of John and Christina Nelson. She grew up on a farm in the Delia district with her two brothers and four sisters. Ethel married Victor Devaleriola in 1937. She enjoyed her life on the farm in the Morrin district until she moved to the Sunshine Lodge in about 1994. Ethel will be lovingly remembered by daughters Shirley and Margaret (Mick) and grandchildren Debbie Wynia, Terry (Brenda) Riggs, Gordon Riggs (Allison), Lisa (Troy) Wolf, Wanda (Reno) Contenti, Sherry (Don) Tchir, Marleen Martin, Gary (Martha) Chambers and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Victor in 1976, son-in-law Vern Riggs, brothers Harry and Paul, sisters Alice, Melva, Gladys and Agnes. A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 17 at 2 p.m. at the Morrin Community Hall, with Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. Donations may be made in memory of Ethel to the Sunshine Lodge, 698 - 6th Avenue East, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y5.

Sjogren -- Allan Stanely

Allan Sjogren late of Parkside Saskatchewan, and formerly of Chilliwack BC passed away suddenly December 7, 2004 at the age of 78. Allan's passions were gardening, showing chickens and Black Angus cattle. He also loved the odd card game. Al will be greatly missed by his family, sons Gary (Denise), Laverne (Lynne) and daughter Anita Switzer (Jim), 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He also will be missed by his ex wife, Lillian Sjogren and long time friend Mona Hanna and family. He was also survived by his two sisters Doris and Stella, brother Charlie all of Alberta, and many nieces and nephews. Allan had many friends in Vancouver, Chilliwack area and Parkside, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by his parents, Ivar and Inez and son Dale. By Allan's request there will be no funeral service. We will all miss you Dad.

Hudson -- Charles Harold

Charles Harold Hudson of Drumheller passed away December 14, 2004 at the age of 74 years. A memorial service for Charles was held on Monday, December 20, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Rosebud Community Church with Pastor Ramon Noble officiating. In Charles' memory, donations may be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation (351 - 9 Street NW, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1), or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (1331 - 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2). Arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winterıs Funeral Home, Drumheller, (403)

Raisanen -- Patricia Gayle (1947 - 2004)

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Patricia Raisanen, wife, mother and grandmother, on Sunday, December 19, 2004. Patricia Gayle Cameron was born March 17, 1947 in Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan. The youngest daughter of Agnes and Ronald Cameron. Her family remained in Lucky Lake, which was where she took all of her schooling and grew to be very active in the community and with the church. Her ultimate dream growing up was to become a missionary sparked by her overwhelming desire to help and to guide others in need. It was here, in Lucky Lake, that she met and fell in love with Donald Raisanen. They married July 9, 1966. Pat and Don moved to North Battleford, Saskatchewan and started their lives together. In the spring of
1967, she gave birth to Angela, followed in 1970 by Kandace and in 1973 by Troy. Pat worked for many years in the field of commerce, however, her desire to be at home with her family, devoting a lifetime to raising her children and becoming passionately involved in every facet of their lives became her new mission. She spent years involved with school activities, boards, following her childrenıs interests wherever they would go. She found great enjoyment out of following her sonıs hockey career as he was growing up, and was always involved in some way with this. Pat always had a soft spot for children, running a daycare, nursery school, baby-sitting, craft classes for children, after school programs and years and years of baby-sitting. Pat was a leader, a teacher, our pillar of strength. In 1995 Pat and Don moved to Drumheller, AB and in 2002 Hanna became her final home. A lifetime of love and devotion to her family, her friends, and her neighbours, was her largest contribution to this world. Pat held a special place in her heart for all those she loved. A heart bigger than anyone could imagine. A heart that fought so hard to ease the pain and suffering of others.

If together we had just one more day,
To say the things we meant to say.
To show you how much we really cared,
To hold your hand when you were scared.
To ease your pain-to comfort you
The toughest times to get you through;
Peace is what we wish for you.
We will always love you forever and ever.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband Don; her loving daughters Angela (Kelly), Kandace (Glenn); and her loving son Troy (Karen); her angels Kristin, Brett, Cody, Lacey, Stefani, Thomas and Logan; her mother Agnes and her brothers and sisters Gloria, Ronnie (Karen), Faye (Art), Dennis (Linda), Rick (Odette); numerous nieces, nephews and many special friends. She was predeceased by her father Ronald Cameron, brother-in-law Donald Buhr, brother-in-law Bill Normandy, and great-nephew Justin Fitzsimmons. A memorial service for Pat will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 1:00 PM at Redeemer Lutheran Church with Pastor Frank Netter officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home, Hanna, (403) 823-2666.

Bolin -- Chris

Chris Bolin of Drumheller passed away on April 29, 2005 at the age of 18 years in the Calgary Foothills Hospital as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He succumbed to his injuries after a courageous 12 day battle for survival. Chris will be forever remembered in our hearts by his parents Duane and Laurie; two brothers, Justin (Dawn) and Matt (Sara); soul mate Jacci; grandmother Rose; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is also survived by countless friends and teammates. Chris has now for the first time met with his predeceased uncle Stephen (1982) and grandfather Frank (1985). Chris's love and compassion for sports, especially hockey and baseball, could only be surpassed by his love for life and his relationships with his friends and all that knew him. We would like to thank all those who made every effort to save Chrisıs life, the Drumheller Fire and EMS, STARS, and staff at the Drumheller and Foothills hospital. Thanks to all those who visited Chris during his final days and gave our family comfort, support and hope during this difficult time. In lieu of any floral contributions, the family appreciates the thoughtfulness, but asks that further donations in Chris's memory be made to the Drumheller and Area Health Foundation, marked toward the CT Scan (Box 4500, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y0). All monies that have been donated to Chrisıs Trust Fund will also be forwarded to the CT Scan Fund. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at 2:00pm at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church with Father Daniel Stevenot celebrating. Interment to follow in the Drumheller Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home. Tel.403-823-2666.

Cooley -- Ivan

Ivan went to be with his beloved Beulah on April 30, 2005, at his residence at the age of 77 years. Ivan will be lovingly remembered by his wife Carol; one daughter, six sons and their families, six step-children and their families, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He is survived by one brother Mel Cooley, and was predeceased by his brother Fred Cooley. Ivan will be remembered for his music, outgoing personality and his love for animals. Ivan was a foster parent and he will be remembered by all of them. A funeral service will be held at St. Georges Anglican Church, Birtle, Manitoba, on Thursday May 5, 2005 at 10am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (1825 Park Road, SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6) Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 7016 Farrell Road SE Telephone 216-5111

Hedin -- Don

Mr. Don Hedin of Grande Prairie passed away Monday, May 2, 2005 at the age of 49 years. Don is survived by his loving companion Ruby Tunke. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 7, 2005 at the Westmark Hall. For more information, please contact Bud Bixby at 1-403-901-2185. Oliver's Funeral Home of Grande Prairie in charge of arrangements.

Kiss -- Gaspar 1931 - 2005

Gaspar Kiss, beloved husband of Nancy Kiss passed away on Wednesday, April 27, at the age of 73 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Ilona (Norm) and their children Brandy, James, Tyler and Kali; daughter Tara (Tracy) and their children Melissa and Matthew. Two days prior to his passing, Brandy (Jay) blessed him with a great-grandchild, Peyton Leigh Alexis. Gaspar was predeceased by his parents, Maria and Gaspar and best friend Alex Szabo, all of Karcag, Hungary, also granddaughter, Cassandra Marie Fournier. Gaspar was born in Karcag, Hungary on May 13, 1931. He later came to Canada in 1957, where he met Nancy, his loving wife of 39 years. They resided in Calgary with their two daughters, until 1974, when they moved to East Coulee, a small community which to him felt like home in Hungary. In 1984 they moved into Drumheller where they resided until his passing. Funeral Services were held Monday, May 2, 2005 at 1:00pm at Courtney-Winterıs Funeral Home with Reverend Karoly Godollei officiating. Interment followed in the Drumheller Cemetery. Donations in Gasparıs memory can be made to The Lung Association (PO Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB, T6E 6K2). Arrangements entrusted to COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL HOME. Tel.403-823-2666.

LeBlanc -- Homer 1920 - 2005

Homer LeBlanc passed away peacefully May 2, 2005 at Drumheller Continuing Care. He was born May 10, 1920 at Coderre, SK. He is survived by his wife Doris; children Susan (Everett) Page of Didsbury, Greg (Kim) LeBlanc of Drumheller, Judy (Dean) Pisoni of Medicine Hat, Paul, Leonard and Archie LeBlanc all of Drumheller; grandchildren Diane and Gene (Susan), Jamie, Angel, Daniel, Amanda (Greg), Terence, Trevor, Quaid, Ravyn (Judy), Tara, Josh, Meranda (Paul); great grandchildren Allen, Brittany (Gene), Reese, Reid (Diane), Brady, Kassidy (Jamie), Eden (Trevor), Abby (Meranda); sisters Louella, Leona, Evelyn (Claude), Jeanette (Cyril), Rolande; brothers Roy (Donna), George (Marlene), Roger (June); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Archie and Grace LeBlanc; sisters Florida, Laura, Emelda, Clara; and brothers Wilfred and Hubert. He was raised on a family farm in Saskatchewan and moved to Wandering River in the 1950's; where he met Doris, his soon to be wife. They moved to Drumheller in 1957. He worked in the coal mines in Drumheller and in the oilfields of Alberta until his retirement in 1980. They bought a house in Newcastle in 1959 and resided there until January of 2000 when he was moved to the Drumheller Nursing Home. He was later transferred to the Continuing Care Unit at the new hospital. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, and loved to be surrounded by family and friends. His favourite spot was at the end of the kitchen table, with a cup of coffee and a cigarette in his hand. He was very close to his brothers. The family would like to thank the staff of Drumheller Continuing Care, with special thanks to the wonderful nursing staff in Pioneer Lane. A memorial service will be held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church on Friday, May 6, 2005 at 4 p.m., with lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Homer's memory may be made to the Drumheller and Area Health Foundation c/o Box 4500, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 and marked CT Scan.

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