SLAVENSKI -- Ingrid Margot (nee Huettler) 1952 - 2006
Ingrid Margot Slavenski beloved wife of Joerg Gueldenpfennig of Calgary, passed away at home on Friday, April 14, 2006 at the age of 53 years. Ingrid was born on October 2, 1952 in Fernie, BC. She moved to Germany with her mother at the age of two years. At the age of nineteen, Ingrid married an American serviceman, Gary Bice, and immigrated to New York. It was not until the age of twenty-seven that Ingrid, along with her two children, moved to Calgary. At the age of twenty nine she met Larry Barkey, who became the Dad of her children and her life long friend. In 1990, Ingrid graduated from the University of Calgary with a MSW and began her career at the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter. Following this, she spent a number of years in Drumheller working as a clinical therapist for Alberta Mental Health. On July 28, 2002, Ingrid married Joerg Gueldenpfennig with whom she spent her remaining years. Ingrid was an avid gardener who had a love for painting, photography and music. For many years Ingrid enjoyed nothing more than a night out at the theatre. She was an animal lover and spent many hours basking in the affection from her many pets. Two years ago, Ingrid was overjoyed at the news that she was to become a grandmother and loved every minute of it. For those of you who knew Ingrid, you knew that she was not one to approach things in a small way, she approached everything with 110% commitment. Besides her loving husband, Ingrid is remembered by her daughter and son-in-law; Sharon and Neil Hehr of Calgary, and son, Bobby Bice of Rochester. Ingrid will also be remembered in the heart of her grandchild, Sierra Hehr, and she will always be remembered in the heart of her life companion, Larry Barkey. Ingrid was predeceased by her mother Elfriede Carder. A Celebration of Ingridıs life was held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, April 22, 2006 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Womenıs Emergency Shelter, P.O. Box 52051, Edmonton Trail North, Calgary, AB T2E 8K9 Telephone -- (403) 290-1552 ext. 228., or to the Calgary Humane Society (S.P.C.A.), 1323 - 36 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6T6 Telephone -- (403) 250-7722 ext. 309. In living memory of Ingrid Slavenski, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone -- (403) 243-8200.
GLOVER -- Myrtle 1913 - 2006
It is with sadness that the family of Myrtle Glover (nee Haner) announces her passing on April 16, 2006. Myrtle is lovingly survived by her son Robert and his children Christal and Christopher and her daughter Patricia (Robert) Kruger & their children Cheryl, Audra, Craig, and Shane. Myrtle was predeceased by her husband Elmer and her brothers and sisters. Interment will take place in Wainwright, Alberta on April 20, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel.
MORGAN -- Earl Wesley 1922 - 2006
Earl Morgan was born in the Three Hills area on May 31, 1922, and passed away peacefully on April 6, 2006 at the Three Hills Health Care Centre. He took his schooling in the area and was active in many sports, baseball being his favourite, and he played and later coached for many years. Enlisting in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941, he spent the latter part of WWII in England and Europe. He married Gladys Mancell in 1942, and upon his discharge from service in 1945, they purchased the land he was still living on at the time of his passing. At 12, he had learned to play the guitar, and later the piano, saxophone, banjo, and violin and began his music career with his mother and brother, playing for many local dances. Forming his own family band when his children were old enough to play, 'The Morganaires' entertained far and wide for many years. He also enjoyed being a part of 'Five plus One,' another local band, which he continued to entertain with until shortly before his passing. Predeceased by his wife Gladys, his parents, brothers, four sisters, and one grandson. He will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by his children, Ken (Florence), Sharon, Dale (Cindy), Susan (Ken) Guttridge, and Diana (Brian) Bertram; his very dear friend, Elma Scott, his sister, Lavonne Tomkinson; fourteen grandchildren, twenty nine great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends. A Memorial Service was held on Monday, April 10, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Knox United Church, Three Hills, AB. Condolences to the family may be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapels.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapels, Three Hills. Phone 443-5111.
SCHABER -- Doris (nee Casebeer) 1916 - 2006
Doris Schaber of Drumheller passed away peacefully in the Drumheller Hospital at the age of 90 years on April 3, 2006 to be with her beloved Ervin, her earthly duties completed. She is survived by her son Edward (Ivadell) Schaber of Provost; her daughter Evelyn (Herb) Wittchen of Drumheller; three grandsons -- Clay (Catherine) Wittchen of Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia; Tracy (Denise) Wittchen of Calgary; Grant (Catherine) Schaber of Medicine Hat; four great-grandsons -- Perry and Branden Wittchen of Australia, Matt and Ben of Medicine Hat. Two sisters -- Mary Emmert of Sweet Home, Oregon; Marjorie (Ralph) Cosens of Edmonton; sister-in-law Erika Casebeer of Didsbury; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Doris was predeceased by her husband Ervin of 63 years; an infant daughter Diane; her parents Henry and Velina Casebeer; grandson Mark Schaber; two
sisters Freda Shearer and husband John, Kathleen Franklin and husband Willard; only brother Louis Casebeer and brother-in-law Ralph Emmert. Doris was born at Morrin on March 10, 1916 and attended school at Sunbeam. On November 8, 1940 she married Ervin Schaber. They farmed in the Morrin district before moving to North Drumheller in 1946 and then to Bankview in 1949 to the home in which she still resided. Doris' greatest pride and joy were her children and grandchildren and later great-grandchildren. She used to tell her grandsons, 'I have four corners in my heart, one corner for each of you.' Doris loved to travel and took numerous trips across Canada, U.S.A., Mexico and over to Hawaii with Ervin. A memorial service was held at the Midland Community Hall on April 8, 2006, Pastor Harold Hunter presiding. Donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S., 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7. Personal Alternative Funeral Services were in charge of arrangements.
VICKERS -- Esther
Esther Vickers passed away April 15, 2006 at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her parents, husband Fred, several sisters and brothers. She is survived by her three children; Keith Vickers (Sheila) of Brooks, Gail Vickers (Doug) of Medicine Hat and Marilyn Christensen (Harley) of Drumheller; numerous grand and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as three sisters, all in Kelowna, B.C.; Verna Wasman (Leo), Louise Jacobi (Al), and Darlene Davy. Esther Findlay married Fred Vickers in January of 1936 and farmed many years in the Churchill and Horseshoe Canyon areas. In later years, they homesteaded in the Peace River area. She took pride in promoting Drumheller tourism in the making and selling of dinosaur ornaments, many of which went to all areas of the world. Esther worked as a waitress, for many years, in many of the restaurants in the Valley. She travelled extensively throughout Canada and the U.S., first with her father, then later with her husband. She played Bingo throughout the Valley, through which she acquired many friendships. Esther lived her last five years at the Sunshine Lodge, where she spent many enjoyable hours and days with the staff and residents. She will be fondly remembered by her family and many friends. Memorial services will be held Friday, April 21, 2006 at 2:30 P.M. at Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel.
COSENS -- Ernest Vance 1924 - 2006
Ernest Vance Cosens, 81, of Pasco, passed away April 12, 2006, at Kadlec Medical Centre in Richland. He was born September 28, 1924, in Portland, Ore.
He was raised in Munson, Alberta, Canada, on the family wheat farm homestead and attended school in a one-room schoolhouse. After joining the Air Force, he pursued a career as a jet mechanic, retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant, the highest rank for a non-com. Ernest enjoyed his travels in the Air Force, especially the six years he spent in Europe. He served with occupation forces in Germany after WWII, and at Da Nang Air Force Base in Vietnam during the 70's. Ernest was very proud of his family and is survived by his wife, Luella Cosens; daughter Cindy Zemblowski and husband Andrew; granddaughter Jessica Zemblowski; sisters Lavinna Edwards and Beverly Buchwald. Graveside services were held at 1:00 PM.Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland. Visitation was held Monday the 17th from 5:00 PM. to 8:00 PM. at Einan's Funeral Home. Express your thoughts and memories in the online Guest Book at www.einansfuneralhome.com
LAVINE -- Patrick Norman
Patrick Norman Lavine, 37, passed away suddenly in his home in Drumheller. Since his truck accident in 2001 which left him a paraplegic, he suffered
continuous debilitating pain which he heroically hid from most who knew him. Pat attended school in Drumheller from grade one to nine then moved to
Brooks to finish his high school. During his years in Drumheller he attended Cub Scouts, became an excellent swimmer, played Little League Baseball, soccer and hockey.
Pat had legions of friends and family and leaves to mourn his passing his beloved son Jesse; his mom Caryl; brother Pete (Cindi); his sisters Debbie (Brian) Lanigan and Christine; nephews Logan and Dylan; nieces Vanissa, Alyia and Stephanie; maternal grandmother Ida Haahr; and uncle Jerry Haahr (Virginia); and several cousins. Special mention goes to his devoted companion of eight years, Carrie Rowe, and all of her family who all loved Pat dearly. Pat was predeceased by his father Peter in 2002 and his uncle Jack Haahr in 2001. A celebration of Pat's love and life will be held in the Rosedale Hall on Thursday, May 4 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. Ambulance and/or the Canadian Paraplegic Association.
PEAKE -- Marie Rimmer Patterson 1911 - 2006
Marie was born July 26, 1911 in Mrs. Brown's Nursing Home in Calgary, she went to live in Christ on April 29, 2006. Marie was raised at The Big Rock Farm in Okotoks. She attended Big Rock School in her early years and completed her education at Sacred Heart Convent in Calgary. After her education, Marie returned to The Big Rock Farm where she was described by her father as ³The best hand he ever had². Marie loved to ride and always attended the Millarville Races where she rode and won several Ladies races. She cooked on several ranches, including the OH Ranch at Longview, 2 Dot at Nanton, Bar U at High River, Bar C at Cochrane and for Ole and Edith Willard at Milo. Marie lived her life with total committment to the land, her horses and cattle, all of which she loved dearly. In Red Deer on December 6, 1971, Marie married Tom Peake of the Flying U Ranch at Dorothy. They ranched there for many happy years before retiring to Drumheller in 1996. After 28 years of love and devotion, Tom passed away in 1999.
Marie is survived by her daughter Lynn Paige (Richard) of Didsbury and her son Gordon J. Patterson (Jackie) of Tucson. Marie was a loving grandmother to Holly Patterson of Tucson, Dr. Jodi Patterson Ph.D of San Diego, Shannon Ellenton (Brent) of DeWinton and Rob Gabert of Calgary.
Marie was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law Mildred and Gerald Gough of Okotoks who gave her guidance and unconditional love throughout their lifetimes. She was also predeceased by her sister Celia of Wenatchee and her brother Frank of Calgary. She leaves to mourn her loss, two sisters -- Theresa Ballard of Red Deer and Josephine Bews of Longview along with a number of nieces and nephews. Heartfelt gratitude from the Patterson Family is extended to Sandra Kohut for her devotion, steadfast dedication and love in the care of Marie over the past eight years.
Prayers will be held Friday, May 12, 2006 at 7:00 PM. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 10:30 AM. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Drumheller with lunch to follow. The graveside service will follow at Marie's final resting place at St. James Catholic Cemetery in Okotoks at
3:30 PM. Donations may be sent to the charity of one's choice.
BRAUNBERGER -- Thelma Audrey (nee Jensen) 1924 - 2006
Thelma Audrey Braunberger (nee Jensen) passed away May 2, 2006, aged 82, at the Drumheller Regional Health Centre. She was born on February 10, 1924 on the family farm north-west of Morrin Alberta. She received her education at Hillsgreen School after which she worked on the family farm until 1942 when she began working for the E.O. Parry family in Morrin. In 1944 she began working for the Bank of Montreal in Morrin and Drumheller and in the early 1950's worked for the Drumheller Associated Physicians. In 1944 she met Buck Braunberger and they were married on June 18, 1947. After living and working in town they moved to the farm south of the Horseshoe Canyon in 1957, living there until 1964 when they moved back to
Drumheller. In 1966 they moved out to the farm five miles south-west of Drumheller. They retired to Drumheller in 1993 where she resided until her passing.
Thelma is survived by her loving husband Clarence (Buck) of Drumheller, son Wayne (Lynn), granddaughters Candace Austin and Christina Austin, brother Kenneth Jensen, all residing in Calgary, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Knut and Jane Jensen, sisters and brothers-in-law Margaret and Chester Aarsby, Eunice and Tom Jakeman, Doris and Harry Morrison and Louise and Henry Braunberger, sister Elsie West, brother Walter Jensen and nephew Howard Jensen. Funeral services were held Monday May 8th, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. in Drumheller
at Knox United Church. Interment followed in the Drumheller Municipal Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. or the Drumheller and area Health Foundation. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. www.courtneywintersfuneralhome.com
MAKOWECKI -- Morgan Jayne May 11, 1987 - May 4, 2006
Morgan passed away peacefully at the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 4, 2006 with her family by her side. Every action was taken to save Morgan and we thank the special people on the Intensive Care Unit who were of such great support to us. What can we say about our Morgan, so fair, so true? Our Morgan, always ready with a smile and an "I love you." How can we express the depth of love we have for you? We are thankful to God for giving you to us and we take comfort in the knowledge that we will be with you again some day. It does not seem fair that you are gone from our touch, but you know how we loved you so much. A girl who sang like an angel, you were so funny and free. A wild spirit so meant to be. A best friend to so many and the twinkle in her parents eye, a cool big sister, the limit was the sky. Morgan, my dear, you made us all happy. You left us with such wonderful memories. First steps, first days of school, concerts, holidays, standing at the fridge for our midnight snacks. So many memories to cherish forever. What a girl, our angel, sent right from Heaven. We thank you, Baby, for your 18 years. We will continue to miss you through our many tears. But we know that you wouldnıt want us to grieve, but you would want us to continue to believe. Your life was a celebration for all to see! We love you Morgan!
Morgan is survived by her father and step-mother, Fred and Kathy Makowecki of Drumheller, Alberta; mother and step-father Delia and Durell Wiley of
Peers Island, British Columbia; and her brother Cody Makowecki, and step-brothers Regis and Marius Wiley and step-sister Carinna Wiley; grandmother May Marklund of Red Deer, Alberta; grandfathers Fred Makowecki of Edson, Alberta, and Henry Barborka of Drumheller, Alberta; and numerous loving aunts and uncles and cousins. Morgan was predeceased by her paternal grandmother Francious Makowecki and maternal grandfather Ivar Marklund. A celebration of Morganıs life will be held at the Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 2:00 PM in Drumheller, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Vancouver General Hospital - Tributes Program Intensive Care Unit, or the Solid Organ Transplant Program. VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, 855 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1M9 or to the B.C. Transplant Foundation, 300 - 555 West 12th Avenue, 3rd Floor West Tower, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 3X7.
MARTIN -- George Malcolm 1918 - May 8, 2006
After 28 years patiently waiting, our Dad and Grandfather, George, has joined his beloved wife and friend, Doris. He will be lovingly missed by son Ken and Barb, son Larry and Debbie and daughter Lorraine and Myles Fox. He leaves behind his pride and joy, his grandchildren, Cindy (Stacy), Kory, Kurtis (Carolynn), Shana, Dori-Ann, Kelly, Chad and Dustin. Dad was born in Michichi, AB. He joined the Army in 1941 and went overseas until 1945. He married Doris in 1946. She was taken away from him suddenly due to a tragic car accident in 1978. Dad bought grain for Pioneer in Michichi from 1950 until 1982 when he retired. Despite moving to Red Deer in 1991 and then Calgary in 2002, his heart was always in Michichi. He was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion. The family would like to thank all the staff at the Beverly Centre for their kindness to Dad in the last few years. A special thanks to, Jean, his personal caregiver. A Memorial Celebration of Georgeıs life will be held at the Delia Community Hall at 1:00 on Thursday, May 11th Delia, AB. A lunch will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stars. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403)823-2666.
McGUIRE -- Frances March 2, 1915 - May 7, 2006
Frances McGuire of Delia/Craigmyle area passed away peacefully at the Hanna Long Term Care Center on Sunday May 7, 2006 at the age of 91 years. Frances will be lovingly rememebered by her family, children Jim McGuire (Denise Scott) , Lorraine (Doug) Reiter, daughter-in-law; Marj McGuire, 6 granchildren; Shawn (Connie), Shana (Jason) Amundson , Kim (Steve) Doyle, Nathan Reiter, Trish (Joe) Anderson and Sherri (Jesse) Christoffersen , 4 great-grandchildren; Logan, Nolan and Nevin McGuire and Devy Amundson. Frances was pre-deceased by her husband; Ross, son; Keith, daughter-in-law; Marlene and her sister; Helen. Frances was born in Strathmore, AB. She became a school teacher and taught in several rural communities, including Craigmyle and Delia. Frances and Ross farmed north of Craigmyle for 50 years of their married life and Frances lived in Delia following her husband's death. For further information on the date and time of the funeral service, please contact Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Hanna - 854-5400, Drumheller - 823-5151. In lieu of flowers a donation in Frances memory may be made to the Helping Hands, PO Box 120, Delia, AB T0J 0W0. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 7016 Farrell Rd. S.E. Telephone -- Hanna, 854-5400 Drumheller, 823-5151