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ALBERTA - Drumheller - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 87

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CAMMIDGE -- Chester George

Chester George Cammidge passed away peacefully Friday, February 1, 2008, with his family by his side. Chester leaves to mourn his loving wife of 62 years, Irene, as well as his children; sons Ken & Claudette; Harold & Janet; and his daughters Linda & Ken Marshall; and Bev & Ivan Humphrey. Chester was predeceased by his son Doug in 1988. Also left to mourn the loss of their grandpa and great-grandpa -- Shellie -- Leanne, Jeff & Morgan -- Darren, Darla, Breanne & Brandon -- David, Amanda, Ian, Olivia & Natalie -- Cindy, Warren, Nickolas & Calvin, Carrie, Irv, Hunter & Jake, Todd, Charla, Rhealee & Karson; Geoff, Janeil, Kyle & Paige. Chester was born and raised on the family farm north of Delia. Although he pursued other interests for a short time in his younger years, he returned to the farm and farming, where he and Irene raised their family. They resided there until retiring to Hanna in 1975. At their home in Hanna, Chester took great pride in his yard, keeping the trees perfectly trimmed, and the marigolds blooming. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the Hanna United Church, 808 Centre St, Hanna, AB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to STARS, Canadian Cancer Society, Hanna United Church, or charity of the donor’s choice. Personal Alternative Funeral Services Calgary at Red Deer (403) 854-5400 (403) 823-5151

Flug -- Molly (nee Fresorger) September 2, 1911 - January 31, 2008

Molly Flug, nee Fresorger, passed away on January 31, 2008 at the age of 96 years. She was born in Blumenfeld, Russia, September 02/1911 and immigrated with her parents to Canada in 1913. She was pre- deceased by her husband John Flug in 1968, daughter Mildred Tendler, granddaughter Cindy, son-in-law Richard Thorstad, two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her sons Alvin/Dorothy, Larry/Beverly and daughter Jean Thorstad/John Bley, one brother and three sisters, in addition to 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 7 great- great grandchildren, son-in-law Ernie Tendler, sister-in-law Ivy/John, brother-in-law Paul and numerous nieces & nephews. She was a great cook and often had requests for the specialties she made, such as creamed chicken and lemon-meringue pies. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and spending time with her family. She was a devout member of the Lutheran Church and was confirmed in Leader, SK. She often expressed her gratitude for the care and kindness she received from the staff of the Sunshine Lodge, Drumheller, AB and the Long-term Care in Hanna, AB. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 8, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in the Grace Lutheran Church in Drumheller, AB, directed by Pastor Rob Mohns. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sunshine Lodge, 698 – 6th Ave E., Drumheller, T0J 0Y5 (tel. 403-823-3290) and Long-term Care in Hanna, AB., T0J 1P0 (tel. 403-854-5257).

Lee -- Isabel (nee Longmate)

Isabel Lee (nee Longmate), a resident of Houston, Texas for 45 years, passed away January 25, having lived 96 years among dear friends and family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Wayne H. Lee. Isabel grew up in Drumheller, Alberta. Isabel’s life ranged from the winter snows and badlands of Alberta, where as a child she travelled in a horse-drawn cart, to the tropical atmosphere of Houston, minutes from high tech structures and moon-walking men. Isabel was a socially engaged person and one who was politically astute, qualities which came with a well-known dose of forthrightness. Those who became her friends experienced her hospitality, her genuine concern for them, and for people less fortunate than herself. In her youth, she worked for the Salvation Army, later joined the Canadian Air Force in WWll, worked in a photo studio, and ran a small paper. After moving to Houston she worked at Ben Taub Hospital as a volunteer, contributed time to helping her DBE organization maintain an old folks’ home, and was generous to many causes. Throughout her life, she always welcomed a stray cat, dog, bird, or person. Isabel was also an accomplished contract bridge player, and mentored many novices in the game. She is survived by her niece, Sandra Macaulay Storm, whom she raised, and Sandra’s two children, Gabe and Coryn of Edmonds, WA; her beloved brother Leslie Longmate and his wife Margaret and their family of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Grandnieces and nephews, three new great grand nieces, and lifelong friends, each of whom she treasured. A visitation was held from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, 6700 Ferris St. A second visitation was held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday February 1, The funeral service was held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 2 in the chapel of Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home Houston, Texas. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Sandra Storm at

Rebus -- Eugene “Geno” Douglas July 19, 1952 – February 3, 2008.

It is with great sadness that the family announces that Geno passed peacefully away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at the age of 55 years. Geno was born in Drumheller Alberta where he spent most of his life. Geno is survived by his mother Mary Rebus, sisters Judy (Gene), MaryAnne (Al) and Holly (Tim); and brothers Terry (Susan), Brian (Barb), Robbie (Renee), Kenny, Mark (Charlene) as well as his long time soul mate, Elaine; two stepdaughters, Loretta (Matt) and Wanita and four grandchildren Ricky, Dakota, Sierra and Dominic, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and his three faithful companions Aggie, Mickey and PeggySue. Geno was predeceased by his father Joseph and his sister Gloria. Geno attended school in Drumheller and graduated from Drumheller Composite High School. Geno was an electrician by trade and a proud member of IBEW. Illness took him away from his trade early. Arrangements will be announced soon. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 or to a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors and staff of the ICU units of Drumheller Hospital and the PLC for their wonderful care and valiant attempts to save our Geno.

Yavis -- Jean

Jean Yavis passed away peacefully on Monday, February 4, 2008 in the Continuing Care Unit of the Drumheller Regional Health Complex, at the age of 79 years. She is survived by her family Ron (Katie) of Vernon, Rick (Jay) of Winfield, Don (Brenda) of Drumheller, Mike (Brandi) of Drumheller, Pat (Shelley) of Okotoks, Randy (Arlene) of Bonneyville, Warren (Linda) of Sylvan Lake; 25 grandchildren five great grandchildren and her sister Ada (Roger) of Ontario. Jean was predeceased by her husband Rollie and her brother Fred. She will be greatly missed by her special friend Charlotte Chernoff, all the staff that she worked with over the past 50 years, as well as the members of the community that she loved to visit each and every day in the restaurant. Jean always got her greatest enjoyment from being with her family. The new addition to the family (5 great grandchildren) in the past two years made her extremely happy. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday Feb.7, 2008 at 1:00 pm at the Knox United Church with Pastor Jan Richardson officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Courtney-Winters Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403)823-2666.

Berdahl -- Gilbert, Arthur September 17, 1913 - February 6, 2008

Gilbert Arthur Berdahl, long time resident of Hesketh and Drumheller area, passed away in Drumheller Continuing Care on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at the age of 94, after an extended illness. Gilbert, sixth of eleven children, was born on the family farm at Wood End, Saskatchewan near Estevan on September 17, 1913 to his Norwegian-born parents. Johannes/John and Hannah Berdahl. Gilbert attended school at Wood End before being sent to Concordia College in Edmonton in 1926 at age 12, to complete his high school. Returning to Estevan to help his poor parents on the family farm for a few years, he was finally forced to leave in order to make a living for himself. He had developed a keen interest in and ability for baseball and wanted to play professionally so, in 1933, he came to the Nacmine area where his cousin, Anna Folden, was already farming, where coal mines provided some of the few jobs available in that Depression era, and where trophy winning baseball was a major activity. He worked on several farms in the Pope Lease and Hesketh areas, including the Schnase Farm south of Hesketh. It was there that he met Margaret (Peggy) Sember, daughter of a neighbouring farmer, and on December 18, 1937 they were married at the United Church Manse in Drumheller. Gilbert and Peggy immediately began farming west of Hesketh in 1937 only 2 miles from the Sember farm and continued there for 63 years before moving into the Sunshine Lodge in Drumheller on May 1, 2001 where they lived until he was hospitalized for the last few months of his life. Gilbert contributed strongly to the well-being of his family, friends and neighbours, church, school, farming profession and community. A life time follower of the Lutheran faith, he attended services in the Drumheller and Carbon areas from the time of his arrival in Alberta until the time of his death and was a charter member and held many key positions in Grace Lutheran Church. Gilbert had key roles in many activities and organizations, including Trustee and Chairman the Three Hills School Division M.D. of the Municipal District of Kneehill and many others. Gilbert is survived by his wife Peggy of 70 years, son Gordon (Carol), daughter Carol (Russell) Gill, daughter Elaine, daughter Jean Hare, and son Dennis (Susan), nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, sister Jeanette and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Ingvald (John), Aage, Carl, Albin, and Milton, as well as infant triplets and a brother; and a half brother Edwin Jelsing. Gilbert exhibited a strong interest in his Norwegian heritage and made two trips to Norway to visit relatives there. His strong Christian beliefs were demonstrated in his extraordinary service to church and community. He was always a strong defender of the farming profession when compared to many others. His passionate competitiveness showed itself in everything he did including sports, cards, bingo, etc. Funeral Service was held on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at Grace Lutheran Church, Drumheller, with interment at Drumheller Cemetery. For those who wish to do so Gilbert’s request, donations will be gratefully accepted by Grace Lutheran Church, Drumheller, or Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation.

BROWN -- 1934- 2008

Robert “Bob” Roy Brown, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Thursday, February 7, 2008 at the age of 73 years. Bob was born on June 22, 1934 at Drumheller, Alberta to Pat and Ruth Brown. He married Betty Burt on December 5, 1959 and the couple had two children. Bob attended Olds College to learn more about agriculture. He was a radio announcer at CKRD prior to accepting his career with Alpha Milk, where he was the Public Relations Manager for 28 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 12 and was a Past Master. One of Bob’s passions was trapshooting, he made the All-American Trapshooting Team three times and was a World Champion. Other interests were, bird hunting, fishing, golfing, curling and reading. Bob was a very special man with a unique sense of humor, good natured and a sheer joy to be around. He is survived by his two children, Pat (Barb) Brown, Krista (Marc) Heiligers, two grandchildren, Kyle and Richelle Brown, a sister, Patsy (Don) de Frece of Blind Bay, British Columbia and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his loving wife, Betty after 40 years of marriage. A Memorial Service was held at Sunnybrook United Church, 12 Stanton Street, Red Deer on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at a later date in Drumheller. Memorial donations in Bob’s honour may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 4730A Ross Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 1X2. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at Service and Cremation Providers -- EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222.

HEIN -- Harold (Sam)

Sam Hein passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 in Drumheller, Alberta at the age of 79 years. He is survived by -- his daughter Judy (Rick) of Cranbrook, B.C., Randy (Dorrie) of Drumheller, four grandchildren, Taya, Lane, Jenna and Douglas and three great grandchildren. Sam is also survived by his brothers George and Perry Hein. He was predeceased by his son Doug; his brothers, Charlie and Ralph and parents Joe and Hattie Hein. Sam was born on February 22, 1928 in Bassano, Alberta. He was raised in the Hussar area and farmed there throughout most of his life. He moved to Strathmore in 1984 and then to the Continuing Care Unit of the Drumheller Regional Health Complex in Drumheller in 2006. Throughout his life he enjoyed farming and hunting. Flying proved to be one of Sam’s passions, however he tried it and was not very good at it. Later on in life, he enjoyed skydiving. The family wishes to thank the caregivers at the Drumheller Continuing Care Centre for their care and compassion. A private family Graveside Service will be held. A Gathering of family and friends was held in the Arbor Lounge of Mountain View Funeral Home on Monday, February 11, 2008 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sam’s name directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association (204, 2323 - 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 6Z3) or the Canadian Cancer Society (2nd floor, 215 - 12 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 1A2). To e-mail expressions of sympathy -- Subject heading -- Sam Hein. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY, Calgary, Alberta, 17th Avenue SE at Garden Road (1.5 km east of 84th Street SE). Telephone -- 272-5555.

Rebus -- Eugene Douglas ‘Geno’ July 19, 1952 - February 3, 2008

It’s with great sadness that the family announces that Geno peacefully passed away surrounded by his loved ones, at the Peter Lougheed hospital in Calgary on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at the age of 55 years. The family would like to invite all of his friends and loved ones to join us in a celebration of his life on Friday, February 15, 2008, at St. Anthony’s Church, at 11:00 a.m. There will be a luncheon to follow the funeral mass with tributes and refreshments in the church hall. We ask in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes be made directly to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 - 14th Street N.W, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6. Thank you to everyone who has called and expressed their compassion for Geno. He will truly be missed by all of us.

Bell -- Shirley Annette December 5, 1933 - February 14, 2008

Shirley Bell, long term resident of Carbon passed away after a brief courageous battle with cancer at the Drumheller Regional Health Complex at the age of 74 years. She is survived by her children; Jim (Cheryl) Bell of Calgary, Linda (Kevin) Farmer of Drumheller, three grandchildren; Michael, Lonnie and Stacey and one brother; Murray (Marie) Saunders of Bowden, as well as many numerous in laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. Shirley is pre-deceased by her parents; husband George Bell, and special friend Earl Ziegler. The family would like to invite all of her friends and loved ones to join us at Carbon Community Centre on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. with Harold Hunter officiating. In lieu of flowers donations maybe made in Shirley’s name to The Carbon Seniors Outreach Program (Provincial Building, Box 1465, Three Hills, Alberta T0M 2A0. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangments (403) 823-2666. Thank you to everyone who has expressed compassion to Shirley. She will missed by all of us.

Dixon -- Robin (Rob) August 6, 1953 - February 12, 2008

Rob Dixon formerly of Carbon, Alberta passed away at the Southwood Hospice in Calgary, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Rob was born and raised in Carbon, Alberta and moved to Calgary in 2006. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Janice, son, Tyler and step son Nathan; his sister and brother-in-law Anne and Stan Stewart of Calgary and brother, Roy Dixon of Carbon, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Services were held from the Carbon United Church on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Gordon Hunter officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be sent to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Centre (1331-29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2). Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements (403) 823-2666.

OHLHAUSER -- Ron -- July 17, 1950 - February 12, 2008

Mr. Ronald “Ron” Wallace Ohlhauser of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Judy Ohlhauser, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at the age of 57 years. Born and raised in Carbon, Alberta, he attended school in Carbon and Drumheller, played hockey in Three Hills and baseball in Beiseker. Ron completed Petroleum Technology at SAIT and then worked in the oil and gas industry. He worked for Norcen for over twenty years before beginning his own consulting company, Pfain Consulting in Coaldale, Alberta. Throughout these years he made many friends through baseball, curling, golf and hockey. He will always be remembered by all of his friends for his quick sense of humor and his love for practical jokes. Ron is survived by his wife Judy; daughters Crystal and Kalyn; son Craig; mother Eileen Ohlhauser of Carbon, sisters Tammy (Ben) Vornbrock and family, Donna (Bob) Tucker and family all of Calgary; father-in-law and mother-in-law Bill and Myrtle Kuzio of Drayton Valley; brother-in-law Gale (Rose) Kuzio and family of Drayton Valley; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Roman three years to the day. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Michael’s Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Centre for their sincere care and companionship. As requested by Ron, a service will not be held; an interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 724 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T1 or to the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic, 1331 – 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Martin Bros Funeral Chapels Ltd. 1-800-382-2901.

PADRTA -- Lillian Agnes 1937 – 2008

Lillian Padrta passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary on February 12, 2008 at the age of 70 years. She is survived by her children, Gerald (Marta) Padrta, Monica Padrta, and John Padrta, all of Calgary; and her brother William (Mary) Danchek. Lillian was predeceased by her husband Joseph; daughter Joyce; brother John; sister Veronica; and parents John and Susan Padrta. Lillian’s parents immigrated to Canada from Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia. Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at the Drumheller Cemetery. If so desired, memorial tributes may be made in Lillian’s name to a charity of choice. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at Arrangements entrusted to PIERSON’S FUNERAL SERVICE, Calgary. Telephone (403) 235-3602.

Smoliak -- Gloria

Gloria Smoliak passed away at the Drumheller Health Centre on February 25, 2008 at the age of 67 years. A Memorial service date to follow. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 823-2666

MacDonald -- Helen Glenna (nee Stickney) May 2, 1918 - February 26, 2008

Helen Glenna MacDonald (nee Stickney) beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at the age of 89 years. Helen was born in Morrin, AB on May 2, 1918 and lived most of her life in the Morrin/Drumheller area. In 1973 she moved to Calgary and spent many years travelling and enjoying the RV life with her husband Lewis. The Manor at Signature Park, where she has had many happy times, has been her home for the past ten years. Helen will be dearly missed by her sisters, Audrey Rackham, and Doris Dupont; children, Margaret (Ken Henshilwood) Coleman, George (Lorna) Sibbald, Bob MacDonald, Gary (Darlene) MacDonald, Keith (Gloria) MacDonald, Marilyn (Cliff) Taylor; her grandchildren Tova (Peter) Martin, Guy Sibbald and great grandchildren Jordan and Maitland and her cherished extended family. A Memorial Service was held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Cochrane SPCA, 62 Griffin Industrial Point, Cochrane, AB Telephone -- (403) 932-2072, In living memory of Helen MacDonald, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., Calgary, AB Telephone -- 1-800-661-1599.

Orosz -- Donna (Siddon) August 22, 1947 - February 29, 2008

Donna has left us.
Donna left on Leap Year Day
Donna has left her pain
Donna has gone far away
Donna left us with a stain
Donna we’ll loved you
Donna We’ll miss you
Donna we stood by you
Donna we will think of you

The heart was strong in the beginning but it did not last. Donna leaves behind husband Fred, children Paul and Janna (Kevin), grandsons Jozsef and Matthew, mother Trudie Siddon, brothers Tom (Pat) Siddon, Darryl (Kris) Siddon. Ron (Melanie) Siddon, and sister Elaine (Larry) Nielsen. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 7 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Magloire’s Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers, the Heart and Stroke Foundation will work to eliminate heart disease with your donation.

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