Evelyn Amanda Stein
1911 ~ 2011
Evelyn, mother to Shirley Hutt, resident of Dawson Creek, British Columba, passed away Tuesday December 13, 2011
at 100 years of age. She was born May 20, 1911
in Lloydminster, Alberta.
A Memorial service was held December 22, 2011,
at 2:00 pm at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel,
16204 - Fort Road, Edmonton, Alberta.
Evelyn leaves to celebrate her memory
Daughters Betty (Gordon) Mitchell,and Shirley Hutt.
Grandchildren Linda Mitchell, Brenda Mitchell, Jim (Carol) Mitchell, Marilyn (Charlie) Cramer, Douglas (Jackie) Hutt, and Sandra (Dale) Pollard.
Great grandchildren Brent Mitchell, Carlene (Brad) Longacre, Tiffany Hutt, Hayden Pollard, Christopher Pollard, Tricia Cramer, and Kaylee Cramer.
Great-great grandchildren Sophia Longacre
and Liberty Longacre.
Special nieces and nephews.
Inurnment followed in the Evergreen Cemetery,
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Evelyn, may be made by way of a donation to the
‘Rotary Manor Care Facility - Activity Program’
1121 - 90 Avenue, Dawson Creek, British Columbia, V1G 5A3
October 18, 1913 – January 24, 2012.
Elizabeth Sandford (nee Dougan), wife of the late Reverend Robert D. Sandford, passed away in the Central Peace Hospital, Spirit River on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012.
Elizabeth had been a resident of Spirit River since 2001. She stayed at Pleasant View Lodge for the last 6 years until her move to the Hospital in June 2011.
Elizabeth (born in Glasgow, Scotland), never let anyone forget her Scottish roots, and always reminded folks that she belonged to Glasgow. Elizabeth leaves behind, her son Robert and his wife Annie Elizabeth, her daughter Andrena and her husband Bill Telford, her 9 grandchildren and their spouses and numerous great grandchildren; and in Scotland, her two sisters Isa and Jean, and her brother David and a number of nieces and nephews.
Elizabeth was a woman of faith and was looking forward to being with her Savior in Glory, and being reunited with her husband and many relatives who have gone on before her to Heaven.
Funeral Service was conducted by Reverend Shirley Cochrane, Pastor Wes Brown, and members of her family, at Knox Presbyterian Church in Wanham, on January 30, 2012.
Interment followed in the Spirit River Community Cemetery,
Spirit River, Alberta
Muriel Jane Weselak
June 18, 1922 – December 19, 2011
Muriel Weselak passed away on Monday, December 19, 2011, at the age of 89 years.
A memorial service was held December 29, 2011 at Foster & McGarvey Funeral Home in Edmonton, Alberta.
Muriel is survived by her brother-in-law, Emil Weselak of Dawson Creek, British Columbia. She was predeceased by her husband, Jerry; her mother and father, Ethel and James; her brother, Henry; and numerous cousins. Muriel will be deeply missed by her many friends, in Dawson Creek and Edmonton, Alberta.
Emil Weselak, the Smolik family of Dawson Creek, the Carlin family and Muriel’s many friends would like to send a special thank you to all the staff of 2CD at Capital Care Grandview, for their kindness and thoughtful care, especially Ting RN and Rosanne HCA.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 19th 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Marks Anglican Church, Dawson Creek, British Columbia, and inurnment to follow at Brookside Cemetery, Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in Muriel’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5H 4K1.
Annie Louise Calahaisen
1911 ~ 2012
Annie a resident of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2012 in her 101st year. She was born January 1, 1911 in Grouard, Alberta
A Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, January 18, 2011 at Notre Dame Catholic Church, Dawson Creek,
Officiated by: Father Tom Magusin
Annie was cremated.
Annie was predeceased by her husband Alfred Calahaisen.
She will be sadly missed by her children Mabel Hinkey, Caroline Cunninghan, Charlie Calahaisen, Ivy (George) Hopkins,
Ralph (Leona) Calahaisen. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Annie, may be made by way of donation to
Restoring Hope to Grieving Youth Program,
care of the Notre Dame School,
925 - 104th Avenue, Dawson Creek,
British Columbia, V1G 2H8
Vernon Clark Bedell
1934 ~ 2012
Vern was born on April 7, 1934 in Dawson Creek, B.C. He was the fifth child for Percy and Hazel Bedell. He grew up on the farm in Arras and walked or rode his horse to school with his sister Beth and brother Neil. When it was time for high school he stayed at the dorms in town and usually walked home on the weekends to help out on the farm.
When Vern was a teenager his father passed away so he quit school to take care of his mother and the farm.
In 1953, Vern married Marj Fellers. They lived in Pouce for the first few years and Vern began his career with the Department of Highways. At first he worked on the bridge crew and later became a grader operator at Progress and eventually became the road foreman for several years.
Jackie was the first child to be born followed by Cathy, Murray, Jeff, Ivea and Dennis.
In 1958, Vern built a house for the family in Arras. They spent over 20 years there before full-filling Vern’s dream of living on a hill and they moved to Fellers Heights. He loved to hunt and fish and spend time with his family.
Their house was always full of children.
In 1972 Vern bought his first grader, formed his own company and went to work for Northwest Wood Preservers maintaining the logging road to Mile 50 on what is now the Heritage Highway. He bought more equipment and kept himself and
his boys busy for many years.
Vern and Marj loved to travel. They took a few trips to Hawaii and Mexico and drove many miles pulling their 5th wheel trailer through the states with friends. When Marj passed away in 1995 Vern’s life changed dramatically. After a few years he moved to Falkland in the sunny Okanagon.
In 2003, Connie Jung joined Vern and together they enjoyed a quiet life. They grew an amazing garden and Vern took up wood working which was something that he’d always wanted to do. In 2005, his daughter Cathy passed away from lung cancer and Connie was diagnosed with the same disease 2 months later. Vern cared for her until she passed in February 2008. He moved back to Arras to be closer to his family. Unfortunately, Vern’s health steadily declined and he passed away at home on January 15, 2012.
Vern was a family man. As his children, each and every one of us know how blessed we were to be raised by such an honest and hard-working man.
We will cherish our memories of him forever.
Vern was pre-deceased by his parents, Percy and Hazel, brothers, Ted, Dick, Rod and Neil, his wives, Marj and Connie, his daughters, Jackie and Cathy, grandson Wayne and grand-daughter Murran.
He leaves to mourn, his sons Murray (Rita), Jeff (Bert), Dennis (Sue) and daughter Ivea (Dale), his sister Beth Willis, sisters-in-law, Phyllis Bedell, Dorothy Bedell, Norma Landiak and Gin Moe, 15 grand-children and 26 great grand-children.
A memorial service was held for Vern, Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Bergeron Funeral Chapel, Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
Vern was cremated.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Vernon,
may be made by donation to the
Dawson Creek Hospital Foundation - Maternity Ward,
11100 – 13th Street, Dawson Creek, British Columbia V1G 3W8.
1927 ~ 2012
Victoria a resident of Dawson Creek, British Columbia
passed away Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 84 years of age.
She was born September 18, 1927 in Dauphin, Manitoba.
No service was held by Victoria’s request.
Expression of sympathy may be made in memory of Victoria
by way of a memorial donation to
‘Pouce Coupe Senior Citizen’s Association’
P.O. Box 595, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, V0C 2C0
John Sim Taylor
1945 - 2012
Peacefully, but far too soon, it is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our father John Sim Taylor at the age of 66.
Dad was born in Aberdeen, Scotland on March 14th, 1945, the middle child of Alex and Mary. He grew up with his older brother David and younger sister Anne.
Dad developed his adventurous spirit early in life after spending 3 years in Egypt as a child. After that his love of travel never ceased. He emigrated to Canada in 1967 with his wife Margaret and daughter Wendy, eventually settling in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where his second daughter Gail was born. He worked for many years as a Psych Nurse at Misericordia Hospital until his wanderlust took hold again. He moved first to Vancouver before finding his home in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, where he lived for many years among friends.
He is pre-deceased by his parents and brother David, and will be sadly missed by sister Anne,daughter Wendy (Jay), daughter Gail, granddaughter Amanda (Colin), grandsons James & Keenan, first great grandchild Emily, and many nieces and nephews. Our family wishes to thank Brian& Nadine Anderson, Shirley & Glen, Dr. Ashwell, all the staff at the hospital, and all his friends and colleagues in Dawson Creek.
Words can not express how thankful we are to you for being there for our dad over the years, and
also for being there for us now.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the
Dawson Creek Hospital Foundation
11100 - 13 Street, Dawson Creek, British Columbia V1G 3W8.
John will be cremated. No service will be held by his request.