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Alphabetical from Dec. 07, 2010 ADAMCIK, Francis Stephen

Francis Stephen Adamcik was born January 21, 1924 in Kosice, Bella, Czechoslovakia. He was the second child and only son to George and Katrina Adamcik. In 1934, at the age of 10, Frank travelled with his mother, older sister Anne and younger sister Mary to Canada to meet his father whom he hadn't seen for six years. Frank married Betty Adams on June 10, 1950. They took over the family farm and raised four children. In 1989, Frank and Betty sold their farm in the Zella community and moved to the outskirts of Olds. In 1995, they retired from farming. Frank loved animals, woodworking and playing crib. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. A Funeral Mass was held on Thursday July 5, 2012 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Olds with Father Maurice Okolie celebrant. Interment followed in the Olds Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Olds Hospice Society. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds, entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

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OCT 09/2012

ANGLIN (Bookless), Vona

Vona Anglin (Bookless) was born October 17, 1918 in Bowden, Alberta and passed away in Kelowna, BC on April 24, 2012. Sadly predeceased by her husband Jack in 1992, she is survived by her loving family: nieces, nephews, step- son and many close friends. At Vona's request there will be a gathering in her honour. The date of this gathering will be June 2, 2012. Vona will be laid to rest at the Bowden cemetery at 1:30 p.m. There will be a celebration of her life at The Bowden Friendship Centre (2113 ­ 18 Avenue) from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please join us in sharing your memories of Vona. Please phone Stan Mills at 403224-3993 if you are able to join us. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bowden Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, c/o the town of Bowden (Cemetery Fund), 2101 ­ 20 Street, Bowden, Alberta, T0M 0K0.

BARMAN, Vivian Katherine

October 21, 1920 ­ July 15, 2012 -- It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Vivian Barman in Olds, Alberta on Sunday July 15, 2012. Vivian passed away peacefully following a 3-month stay in the Olds Hospital. Vivian was predeceased by her loving husband, Arthur, and her sons Danny Beamish and Roddy Breen. Vivian will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Linda (Carl) Bruntjen, Joyce (David) Garside, and Darlene (Danny) Beamish; her grandchildren Teresa, Rob, Debbie and Diane ; Great-Grandchildren Anthony, Ben, Brandon, Mariah, Jen and Brett. Vivian came from a large family and is predeceased by several brothers and sisters...she is survived by a large extended family. Vivian was born in High Prairie, Ablerta and wore many hats in her lifetime...she had a management career in ladies fashions, a management career in senior's care centre, and enjoyed 20 years in ranching. Vivian loved her cattle and was incredibly proud when one of her Black Angus bulls won Grand Champion in Grande Prairie. In her mid-eighties, Vivian was introduced to the world of computers and she started writing about real life issues. Several of Vivian's articles were published. Vivian had a lifelong passion for flower gardens. She was happiest when she was working the soil. Vivian's legacy is one of wisdom, kindness and compassion. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Hoeve and the staff in Acute Care at the Olds Hospital. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Chapel 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds, Alberta. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Vivian may be made to the charity of one's choice. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds, AB T4H 1B8. Phone 403 556 3223. Locally owned and operated proudly serving our community for over 49 years.

Publication Date: 2012/05/29

ARSENAULT, Peter Frederick Robert

Peter Frederick Robert Arsenault beloved husband of Kathi and father to Kyle, Arthur and Joey passed away on November 11, 2011 at the age of 38 years. Peter is survived by his wife and children whom he adored. He will be lovingly remembered by his father Arthur (Gwen) Arsenault of Nova Scotia, his sisters: Gina (Wes) Shaw of Onoway, Michele (Frank) Lochli of Airdrie and Nicole (Jason) Loader of Olds as well as six nieces and nephews who thought the world of him: Josh, Brittany, Taylor, Jordan, Karissa and Brendan. His memory will be further treasured by a large extended family and many dear friends both in Alberta and Nova Scotia. Peter was predeceased by his grandparents: Fred and Marion Arsenault, Robert and Florence Burke as well as his mother Brenda Arsenault and many other loved ones. Peter was born in North Sydney August 2, 1973. He was raised and schooled in the area. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved the open water. Peter moved west at the age of 17. He worked in construction until discovering his calling as a Boilermaker. Peter was a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers local 146. He lived in Calgary and Olds before meeting his wife and soul-mate Kathi. Peter was a devoted father and husband he enjoyed spending time with his family and loved camping and spending time in the outdoors. A celebration of Peter's Life was held at Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds, AB on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Those who wish to make a contribution to a fund for Peter's children are welcome to make a donation at the funeral home. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, olds, AB T4H 1B8. Phone 403 556 3223.

Publication Date: 2012/07/10

AITKEN, Lillian F. "Lynn" (nee Barkley)

Lynn Aitken entered into rest at Olds Hospital and Care Centre, on December 13, 2011 at 90 years of age. Lynn was born in Tyndall, Manitoba on September 29, 1921 to Etta and Alexander Cook. As a young woman, she moved with her family to Mission B. C. and then to Vancouver B. C. It was here that she first met Raymond Kenneth Barkley, who she married in 1949. They then took up residence in Port McNiel, B.C. This union was blessed with 5 children. Lynn and Ray moved to the Salmon Arm area where they resided until 1972. They farmed for a while and then Ray worked in the sawmill at Canoe. They then moved to Tawatinaw, Alberta where Ray once again pursued his passion for farming until 1977 when his failing health caused them to move to Olds. Ray passed away in 1979 and Lynn remained in Olds. In order to maintain her independence, Lynn obtained her first driver's licence at this time. She took up square dancing for recreation, and while dancing at Eagle Hill, she met her second husband, John Henry "Harry" Aitken. They were married in 1982 and resided in Olds until Harry's passing in 2007. In 2009, she moved into Sunrise Village in Olds, where she resided until 2010 when she moved to the Country Lodge in Innisfail. Lynn was predeceased by her parents, her first husband Raymond, her second husband Harry, an infant son Allan Herbert, her sisters Nell and Ivy and her brother Alfred. She is survived by her two daughters, Linda (Mike) Rieberger of Bowden and Valerie Barkley of Olds and her two sons Kenneth (Mary) of Leduc and Bruce (Louise) of Eston, Saskatchewan, her grandchildren, Douglas (Susan) Rieberger, Jonina (Jeremy) Friesen, Matthew Barkley, Jessica (Dan) Andrich, Christina, Jeffrey and Stephanie Barkley, Wade (Belinda) Maillet and Christopher Maillet, and greatgrandchildren Kimberly, Rachael, Naomi, Justin, Jordan, Jonathon, Noah and Connor. A Memorial Service was held at First Baptist Church in Olds on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM. Donations in memory of Lynn may be made to the Olds Hospital and Care Centre Memorial Fund or to a charity of the donor's choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2012/07/17

BARRETT, Bill

Bill Barrett of Olds, passed away unexpectedly in an accident on August 10, 2011 at the age of 53 years. Bill had a passion for life and was an avid outdoor enthusiast. He loved to sail, hunt, fish, motobike and had a deep love for farming. He was deeply devoted to his wife, children, extended family and friends. Bill leaves to mourn his loving wife Georgie; his children Jess (Warren), Alex (Todd) and George; sister Gill (Roger) and many extended family members. He was predeceased by his father-inlaw Colin Nash. Memorial services in Bill's memory will be held on Wednesday August 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Olds with Harold Hunter officiating. In place of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Bill's memory to the charity of choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2011/11/22

ASMUNDSON, Clare Bernice

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our Mom and Gram, Clare Bernice Asmundson. Clare left us on Friday, July 8, 2011 at the age of 68 years with family and friends at her side. Clare was born to the late Clarence and Olga Woods on June 7, 1943 in Gleichen, Alberta and was predeceased by her husband Paul, sister Leone and brother Kenny. Clare will be forever missed by her son Lance (Sandy), daughter Cindy (Sheldon) and grandchildren Jason, Spencer, Sawyer, Shelby and Katelyn, sister Louise and family as well as her dear and caring friends. The family would also like to pay special thanks to friends Marv and Joanne for being by Clare's bedside every day. After the loss of her father in the war, Clare and her family spent most of their childhood traveling from town to town. When Clare lived in Breton she worked as a telephone operator. She was then given the opportunity to work in Olds. This is where Clare met Paul in 1960. Then, on August 22, 1961 they started their life together and had two children, Lance and Cindy. As Paul was in the petroleum industry which led to more travel. In 1975, Paul and Clare formed 4-A Contractors which allowed the family to settle permanently in Olds. The business was sold in 1997 and Paul and Clare bought an acreage and started a successful thoroughbred breeding program. Due to Paul's battle with cancer, they then moved back to Olds. Clare's ashes, along with those of her long ago deceased dog, Rhema, will be laid to rest next to Paul in the Olds Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at Clare's home on July 23, 2011 with family and friends attending. If friends so desire and to honor Clare's memory, donations are greatly accepted to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation, or the Make a Wish Foundation. Heartland Funeral Services, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610.

Publication Date: 2011/08/16

BARTEL, Roy

1928 - 2011 -- Roy Werner Bartel passed away peacefully at home on January 13, 2011. Father to Diana Bartel (Terence Marriott) and Roy Bartel, Jr., grandfather to Marc AJ Garrow, and a great-grandfather-to-be. Roy was a member of the Masons for 41 years. -one great man- We will all miss you. In honor of Roy's life, a Reception will be held at Leyden's Funeral Home (304 - 18 Ave. SW) on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting www.leydens.com. Arrangements entrusted to Leyden's Funeral Home, Reception & Cremation Centre. Tel: 403-228-4422.

Publication Date: 2011/12/20

ALBRECHT, Helena (nee Gebhardt)

Helena Albrecht (nee Gebhardt) passed away on January 2, 2011 in Olds, Alberta at the age of 94 years. She was born in Beiseker, Alberta on March 10, 1916. Helena married Gottfried "Fred" Albrecht in 1941 and the family grew to four more - Dianne, Marjorie, Glen and Donald. Helena loved music, especially choirs, quartets and family sing-a-longs. She also enjoyed bingo, TV game shows and word searches. Her hands were always busy doing sewing, crocheting or knitting. She loved to cook and bake bread, buns and pies. In the past she grew a large garden, fed chickens, milked cows and stoked and fed many threshers. Helena was a strong-willed person and had a strong faith. She taught her children right from wrong and how to survive in tough times. Helena is survived by her children: Dianne (Garney) and her sons Devin (Colleen) and Lorin (Lisa) and their families; Marjorie (Dale) and her sons Dallas (Julie) and Cory (Shawna) and their family; Donald (Gayle) and his children Kimberly and Tyson; her granddaughters Michelle and Candace, their families and mother Dorothy; daughter-in-law Heather; sister Freida Enzie and sisters-in-law Geraldine and Doreen. She is predeceased by her husband Gottfried, son Glen, parents, sisters Leah Wohl and Rosie Fitzner, half-sisters Eva Lick and Emma Kraft and half-brother Jack Krenzler. A Funeral Service was held on Friday, January 7, 2011 at the First Baptist Church, Olds. Donations in memory of Helena may be made to STARS Air Ambulance or charity of choice. Interment took place in the Wimborne Cemetery, Wimborne, Alberta. The family would like to thank all who came to the service. A "Thank you" to the doctors and nursing staff at the Olds and Innisfail Hospitals and to the many staff and residents at the Sunrise Villa for their help and friendship. To all our friends, neighbours, church family and those who participated in the service - thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts; your prayers were answered and ours also. Thank you Heartland for your wonderful services. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2011/01/25

BARTLEY, Trudy

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Trudy Bartley at the age of 87 years. Trudy was born in Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba in 1924. Left to cherish her memory are her children Blair (Linda) and Erin (Joe). Also left to remember her are her sister Yvonne, niece Fjola and four grandchildren; Sean (Robin), Brendan, Lisa and David. She was also a great-grandmother to Sidney and Emily. Her four step-children Beverly (Roger), Randy, Valerie and Heather (Eugene) and their children will also miss her. Trudy was predeceased by her first husband Van Costello and her second husband George Bartley. Trudy remained healthy until her passing and continued to have a lively interest in world affairs. She was a passionate reader and always had a book at hand. A Celebration to honor Trudy's Life will be held in July in Lundar, Manitoba where she will be interred with her maternal family. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial donations may be made to her favorite charity The Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 - 11 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0X5. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 12 East Lake Way NE, Airdrie, Alberta. (403) 216-5111 & (403) 912-0307.

Publication Date: 2011/07/19

BANISTER, Ronald Bertram

1936 - 2011 -- Ron passed away peacefully with family by his side on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the age of 75 years. Ron was born in Calgary taking his schooling at Taber. Ron worked in the oil patch for most of his adult life, retiring to Bowden where he played golf in the summer and spent most of the winter travelling to hockey games throughout Alberta following his grandsons. He is survived by his loving wife Ilene Jones of Bowden; daughter Sandra (Neil) of Australia; son Todd of Bowden; stepson Terry Jones of Sundre; grandsons Jesse, Dean, Sam & Quin Jones; sister-in-law Marlyn of Calgary; brother and sister-in-law Dan & Maureen Bozagon of Patricia, AB; as well as many nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Ron was predeceased by his father B. Harold Banister, mother Katherine Banister, first wife Velma Ann and brothers Bob, Bill and sister-inlaw Rea. Memorial tributes in Ron's honour may be made directly to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation. At Ron's request a graveside service was held at the Innisfail Cemetery on Saturday May 21, 2011. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd. 4415 - 49th St. Innisfail Telephone (403) 227-0006.

Publication Date: 2011/05/03

BAUER, Elmer Arthur

Elmer Arthur Bauer was born August 12, 1931 to John & Lydia(nee Gehring) Bauer on the family farm at Torrington where he resided until his passing on June 15, 2011 at the Three Hills Health Care Centre. During his lifetime Elmer enjoyed a variety of ventures but his true passion was driving truck and knowing it was 4:00 o'clock somewhere. Elmer is survived by his loving wife Delores; sons Richard (Donna) & their girls Jaimie & Melany; Kurt (Anna); stepsons Berwyn (Alynn), Terry (Pamela); three grandchildren Taylor & Shelby Koch and Dallas Kellar; his sister Verna (Jim ) Birtles; sister-in-law Wilma Bauer as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Elmer was predeceased by his first wife, Lois; sister and brother-in-law Lois and Jerry Fischer and brother Don. Memorial services were held on Friday June 17, 2011 at the Torrington Community Centre with Reverend Pat Dyson officiating. Interment was held prior to the service at the Olds Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd. Olds, entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/01/11

ALCOCK, Ethel Lillian

Mrs. Ethel Alcock (nee Budd) passed away peacefully on December 29, 2010 at the age of 94 years. Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, Vern (Norma), Fred (Audrey); five grandchildren, Jennifer, Andrew, Jon, David and Lindsay and seven great- grandchildren. Ethel was predeceased by her husband, Harold F. Alcock in 1997. Ethel was born on January 28, 1916 in Iola, Alberta. She resided in the Rimbey area for many years before moving to Red Deer and finally Olds. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Olds Hospital Continuing Care. Burial took place at the Alto-Reste Cemetery, Red Deer on January 5, 2011. Memorial tributes may be made directly to Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2011/05/24

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Obituaries

BAUER, Hermine (nee Rueb)

July 20, 1917 ­ May 16, 2011 -- Hermine (Hermaine) Bauer passed away peacefully on Monday, May 16, 2011 at the age of 93 years. Hermine was born in Hatton, Saskatchewan on July 20, 1917 to parents Alexander and Johanna Rueb. During her early years the family lived at Schuler, Saskatchewan, in the Sundre and Mayton areas and finally settled in Torrington in 1929. She married Bill (William) Bauer on November 10, 1938 and they farmed near Torrington until 1972 when they moved to Torrington. There they were busy playing cards, camping and visiting friends and relatives, until 1982 when Bill passed away. Hermine continued to live in Torrington until 1989, when she moved to Calgary to be near her sons and their families; and then she also moved to Red Deer for a year to be near her sister. While in Calgary, she and her sister-in-law Ethel Rueb were dancing at Greater Forest Lawn, Kerby Centre, Holy Trinity and Forest Lawn Legion. After Ethel passed away, she continued dancing and going to Senior's outings. In 2006 Hermaine moved out of her apartment to the Aspen Lodge and, after being diagnosed with dementia, in 2009 she moved to the George Boyack Care Facility where she resided till her passing. There are a lot of special things that we like to remember about Hermine (Mom). She was very strong in her faith and enjoyed going to church and was involved with Ladies Aid. Mom loved music ­ clapping her hands, tapping her feet, and dancing around the room. She also loved to cook, and made the best fried chicken with sour cream gravy, strudel and kuchen; Mom was happiest when the house was full of friends and family and she could feed you all the cooking and sweets that she always made. She was generous and would give anything she could to help anyone. She will be missed by all of us. Hermine is survived by her sons Cameron (Adena), Ron (Bonnie), Lyle, Dale (Cathie), Tim and sister Ernestina Oster. She is also survived by grandchildren Elizabeth (Eric) Anhorn, Patricia (Vitto) Basile, Jerry Bauer, Lori Bergen, Cherie (Terry) Parker, Jasmine Freed, Bobbi Jo Anderson, Rosemarie Tirk; and greatgrandchildren Rebecca and Stephanie Anhorn, Victoria and Daniel Basile, Cody Bauer, Darnell, David and Brendan Parker, and friend Gordon Armstrong. She is also survived by numerous other relatives; including one sister-in-law Emma Bauer, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Bill, her parents, son Ken, daughter-in-law Shirley, brothers and their wives Carl (Ethel), Bill (Tillie), Sam (Elsie), and nephew Norman Oster. The family would like to extend our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all the staff at the George Boyack Centre for the love and care they gave Mom. Interment was held at Torrington Cemetery on Sunday, May 22 at 1:30 p.m. Memorial Services were held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (16th Avenue N.E. and Garden Road) on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Hermine Bauer, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by Mcinnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 Memorial Drive N.E. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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OCT 09/2012

BIGELOW, Freda Mary

Freda Mary Bigelow of Wimborne passed away on September 9, 2011 at the age of 95 years. Freda was born on February 24, 1916 in Munson, Alberta, to Ernst and Bertha Beer who were immigrants from Switzerland. She moved to the Mayton area when she was two years old with her parents and older sisters Bertha and Hedy. She played an integral role in raising her two younger sisters, Ann and Helen. While at home, Freda attended the Stedman School and farmed with her parents and sisters. They did all the jobs required in running a farm. In 1943, Freda married Herb Bigelow and they had four children: Mary, Betty, Joe and Bob. In 1946, Herb and Freda moved back to the Beer family farm and made that their home for the rest of her life. Freda was actively involved in family and community life. She enjoyed reading, knitting, gardening and playing cards with family and friends. Freda is survived by her sisters Anne Angevine of Abbotsford, BC and Helen (Vern) Gerlitz of Calgary, AB; her children Mary Bigelow Justik of Edmonton, AB, Betty (Richard) Whitford of Cochrane, AB, Joe (Margurite) Bigelow of Wimborne, AB and Bob Bigelow of Wimborne, AB; her grandchildren Belinda (Tyler) Hawkins, Judy Whitford, Richard Whitford, Jennifer (Damon) Kent, Kate (Sean) Bigelow, Matt (Kellie) Bigelow, Akiyo Nomachi, Lori (Jim) Mahovlic, Tara (Rob) Drummond, Justin (Kelly) Abrams; and her great-grandchildren Nikolas and Sophie Hawkins, Kayala Kent, Hudson Bigelow, Connor and Ethan Banks, Xavier and Isaiah Drummond. Freda is predeceased by her parents Ernst & Bertha Beer, her husband Herb Bigelow, her sisters Bertha (Herb) Waltz and Hedy (John) Ernst, two infant sisters, her brother-in-law Ernie Angevine, and her son-in-law Vic Justik. A funeral service for Freda Bigelow was held at the Wimborne Hall, Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. Following the service Freda was laid to rest at the Wimborne Cemetery. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds AB T4H 1B8. Phone 403 556 3223. Locally owned and operated, proudly serving our community for over 46 years.

BLACK, Margaret Lucy

Our dear Mother passed away on Monday, September 5, 2011. She is now an Angel Among us. Margaret Lucy was born December 23, 1926 in Strathmore, Alberta. She was the youngest of 5 children born to Andrew and Margaret Kleiner. The family lived in Strathmore until she was 13 after which they moved to Calgary where she resided until 19 years of age. It was then that she moved to Caroline where she met her husband, Stanley. Margaret was married in October, 1947. She resided in Caroline until 1952 when the Black family moved to Calgary. In 1971, they moved to Cremona and stayed there until 1979, when they moved to Olds. She had 12 children: Tim, Wayne (Arlene), Donald (Diane), Robert (Laura), Margaret (Doug), Marie (Terry), Marilyn (Dave), Doug (Marlene), Dale (Debbie), Beverly (Oliver), Bruce (Cheryl), Carrie (Malcolm). 29 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Stanley; one granddaughter, Kathleen and one great-granddaughter, Annika. She had many extra children in her life; always giving them a home away from home. She also worked for the Handicapped Association for 7 ½ years and looked after many of their young people on a training program. She was always busy doing something. Margaret didn't like idle time; she was always sewing, knitting, crocheting or doing crafts. Most of these were lovingly given to children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends and many community causes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Baron Tweedsmuir Chapter IODE, 5110 - 50 Street, Olds, Alberta T4H 1H2. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca. Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services.

Publication Date: 2011/09/13

BLUCK, Patricia

Patricia (Pat) Bluck, beloved wife of Tony Bluck for almost 57 years, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011. Pat was born in Olds to Edith and Frank Reid, the tenth child in a family of eleven. She grew up with her family in the Valeview District and stayed with her sister Evelyn in Olds to get a high school education. Pat was a natural born teacher and went to the Calgary branch of the University of Alberta to get her teaching certificate. She spent over half her adult life teaching children in the schools of Rugby, Eagle Hill, Berrydale, Shepard and Olds Elementary. She believed in continuous improvement and sought to upgrade her teaching skills at every opportunity. Pat loved teaching and strived to be a positive influence for her students as they passed through her classroom on their life journey. She looked on all her students as special and hoped for all their futures that they were happy in what they chose to do regardless of the academic achievement necessary to get them there. Pat loved growing things and often quoted the words about being nearer to God in her garden than anywhere else on Earth. She was definitely a country girl. After her retirement from the Olds Elementary School in 1992, she remained on the farm she and Tony built and continued her SuperMom ways with her grandchildren and grand-nieces and nephews. To know Pat was to love her. She had a way of making you at ease in her presence. The love Pat had for her family was in all the little things she did for them. Besides her husband Tony, she will be forever missed by her children Ken (Laura), Dan (Mela), Kelly, and Lorene (Brett) Caukill; grandchildren Cam Bluck and Zachary, Reid, Aubrie, Owen, and Cadie Caukill; brother Ken (Pat) Reid; other in-laws and extended family. Memorial tributes for Pat may be made by performing a random act of kindness for someone. Memorial service in memory of Pat was held Friday, April 29, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at Mountain View Funeral Chapel with Pastor Ed Peters officiating. Condolences to the family can be forwarded from www.mountainview funeralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds, Alberta T4H 1B8. Phone: 403-556-3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

Publication Date: 2011/09/13

BIRD, "Bud" Harold George

Bud was born in Lethbridge, AB on May 8, 1933. He was the youngest of three children born to Charles and Eva Bird. He moved to the homestead on the south slope of Eagle Hill with the family as a young boy. He remained on that same land his entire life. In 1963, Bud married Pauline Whaley. In 1966, they had a daughter Jeanette, followed in 1967 by a son Norman. In addition to farming, Bud worked a variety of jobs including Calgary Power, a garage in Westward Ho, serving on the board of the Eagle Hill Co-op, interim manager of the Eagle Hill Co-op, and as the manager of the Eagle Hill Credit Union for 14 years, 10 of which were operated from his kitchen table. In 1990, Bud realized a 40 year dream of building his dream home overlooking the river valley at the south end of the home quarter and was able to enjoy that dream for 20 years. Bud was known as the Go-To-Guy of the neighbourhood. Whatever needed fixing, whether it was wiring, a car, a furnace, equipment, or any other problem, Bud would get the call and head out. If he didn't know how to fix it, he would go figure it out. Even if it was 30 below, he would make sure that the neighbour's cows could get water. Bud loved to have company come for a visit and always made time for coffee and some good-natured teasing. He had a quick sense of humour and enjoyed the ribbing. Nothing would light him up though quite like a visit from a grandchild or great-grandchild. He was always looking around you to see if you had brought the "little goober". Everything was more fun if done with a kid. Bud always worked very hard but also liked to play. He loved spending time in the west country either camping with the kids or later grandkids, snowmobiling, hunting in the fall, or Sunday drives and picnics. He enjoyed fishing and teaching the kids and grandkids to fish with him. Bud passed away peacefully in his own home on November 29,2010, just one day short of his 47th Wedding Anniversary. Bud is survived by his wife Pauline; daughter Jeanette (Jerry) Morphy; and son Norman Bird; as well as grandchildren Travis, Justin, Nicole (Kenten), Amanda, Alicia, and Katie; and greatgrandchildren Carson and Tylan. He is also survived by brother Earnest (Mary) Bird and brother-in-law Vern Mill, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Bud was predeceased by his parents Charles and Eva Bird and his sister Velma Mill.

Publication Date: 2011/05/24

BELL, Margaret Lynn

Margaret Lynn Bell (nee Swanton) passed away peacefully at the age of 73 on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Olds Long Term Care in Olds, Alberta. Margaret Lynn was the dearly loved mother of three children Allison (Crawford) Stephens of Delaware, Ontario; Miles (Mary McKay) Bell of Camrose, Alberta; and Merry Ann Bell of Olds, Alberta. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Tanya Bell and great granddaughter, Hannah Bell Makokis; her sister, Cathy (Harold) Archibald and brother, Jim (Gloria) Swanton. Margaret Lynn was predeceased by her son in-law, Pete Gellatly, in January of 2012. Prior to her retirement, Mom was an amazing nurse who touched the lives of many - she will be forever missed by her children, extended family and friends. Margaret Lynn has been lovingly cared for with compassion and dignity by the staff at Olds Long Term Care CI Unit for the past 18 months. Her family will be forever grateful for her wonderful care. To honor her wishes, cremation has taken place with interment to be at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Olds Long Term Care, 3901 57 Avenue Olds, Alberta T4H 1T4 or the London Middlesex Alzheimer's Society, 435 Windermere Road, London, Ontario N5X 2T1.

Publication Date: 2011/05/03

BOFFEY, Julia Eileen Dalgetty

Julia Eileen Dalgetty Boffey (nee Bennett), passed away peacefully in Olds on January 11, 2011 at the age of 86 years. Eileen was born March 24, 1924 in Innisfail, one of nine children to Clark and Julia Bennett. Eileen enjoyed farm life, especially berry picking and attended Mayton School. Eileen married Hugh Dalgetty on June 11, 1941 and they took over the family farm east of Olds. They raised three wonderful children: Ron, Marie and Ross. Eileen and Hugh made time to enjoy life and loved travelling down to Arizona during the colder months. After 47 wonderful years of marriage Hugh passed away in 1988. Eileen was lucky enough to find love again and married Richard Boffey (better known to us as Pa Pa Dick) in 1994. Eileen and Dick really enjoyed each other's company which included lots of travelling, as well as several fishing trips to the Blood Indian Reservoir. Eileen enjoyed teaching Sunday school, gospel music, playing cards and quilting, which created warmth and security for many of her great-grandchildren. Eileen was a devoted member of the Betchton United and Bowden Church. She was a charter member of the Mayton W.I. Eileen is survived by her children Marie (Larry Elmer), Ross (Linda) Dalgetty, daughter in-law Pat Dalgetty, and step-children Wayne (Cindy) Boffey, Virginia (Ron Bohme), Albert (Coralie) Bond. She was also greatly loved by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a great-greatgrandson, nieces and nephews. She also is survived by siblings Ruth Conway and Violet Gans, brother-in-law Al Burton and sisters-in-law Ruth Gaetz, Marion Bennett and Mary Bennett. Eileen was predeceased by first husband Hugh, beloved son Ron, second husband Dick, brothers Don, Ray, Charlie, and Lloyd who died at the age of 5 and sisters June Burton and infant sister Iva. Eileen was also pre-deceased by brothers-in-law Evan Gans and Bill Conway and sister-in-law Pat Bennett. The family wishes to thank the Olds Seniors Lodge for the loving care she received. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in memory of Eileen may do so to a charity of their choice or to the Olds Seniors Lodge. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday January 18th at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Olds with Pastor Brent Reilly and Reverend Helen Reid officiating.

Publication Date: 2012/09/11

Publication Date: 2010/12/14

BISHOP, Dorothy Kathleen

1926-2011 -- It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Kathleen Bishop announces her passing on Thursday, February 17, 2011 after a brief illness at the age of 84 years. A celebration of her life will be announced and held at a later date. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403-340-4040.

Publication Date: 2011/03/01

Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements.403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2011/01/18

Obituaries

BOLT, Edith May

Edith May Bolt passed away at the Sundre Continuing Care Hospital on Monday, December 6, 2010 at the age of 84 years. Edith was born on Sunday, November 28, 1926 at Westlock, Alberta. She was raised on the farm in the Cottonwood district of Bowden, near Red Lodge Park and attended school at White Creek School and the Olds School. Edith married Wilbur Bolt in 1945 at the Anglican Church in Olds. Edith worked at the Olds Hospital, Olds College, Mountview Lodge and Banner Pharmacaps Ltd. Edith is survived by her children: Keith (Trudy) Bolt; Sandra Loewen; Ted (Inaka) Bolt; Brian (Elaine) Bolt; Debra (Jens) Hansen; Sandra Bolt; and Robert Empey. She is furthered survived by her 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Edith's memory will also be cherished by her brothers: Ken (Daphne) Richey, Jack (Lucille) Richey, Alan (Gladys) Richey; brother-in-law: Gerry Breen, sisters: Irene Young, Doris (Bob) Stevens, Margaret Betton; sister-in-law: Lois Bolt; Aunt May Hamilton; Aunt Flo Keith and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. Edith was predeceased by one brother in 1936, another brother in 1939; her father, a daughter and grandson in 1969; her husband in 1989; a sister in 1995; a daughter in 2002; her mother in 2005; a son in 2006; a son-in-law in 2008 and a sonin-law in 2009. Edith loved to play bingo, cards and crib. She also loved to curl, golf, bowl and enjoyed camping with family. Edith was a 50 year Legion member and an active member of the Anglican Church WI for years. The family wishes to thank the many people who have cared for Edith over the past few years. It was a blessing to the family to know how well Mom was cared for by others. Edith will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Funeral Service in memory of Edith was held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2010 at St. John's Anglican Church; 4821-50 Street, Olds, Alberta with Revered Inez Hannett officiating. Following the service Edith was laid to rest at the Olds Cemetery beside her beloved husband Wilbur. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in memory of Edith may do so to a charity of their choice. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel; 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds, T4H 1B8. Phone: 403-556-3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

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BOLTON, Larry

Larry Bolton passed away after a short but courageous battle with cancer on June 26, 2012 at the age of 69 years. He was born on September 13, 1942 and was raised at Westerdale. Larry moved to Olds where he met and married his wife of 45 years, Judy and they had two daughters Dayna and Lisa. He worked as a licensed mechanic for many years until he was forced to retire due to the loss of his eyesight. Larry enjoyed fishing and camping, playing cards and meeting new people, but what he enjoyed the most was spending time with his four grandchildren, Caleb, Sydney, Dawson and Kaitlynn.

BOYD, Kenneth Ross

Kenneth Ross Boyd passed away at the Olds Hospital on March 11, 2012. Ross was born in Bowden on May 14, 1927, to Arthur and Mary Boyd, their twelfth child. Ross attended Nisbett School and enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1944. During his service he was posted to many Canadian cities, and served in Korea during that war, as a gun mechanic. In 1963 Ross was married to Joyce McBroom of Kingston, Ontario. He was posted to Calgary were their daughter Sandra was born in 1964. In 1971 he retired from the Armed Forces and they returned to Alberta where Ross worked at the Olds Hospital until the new hospital was up and running, at which time he retired, to tend to his large vegetable and flower gardens. Ross is survived by his wife Joyce, daughter Sandra (Dennis) Lewis, and the two granddaughters he adored Sarah and Kiara. He was diagnosed in 2010, with Myelodysplasic syndrome and battled with this until his passing. Also surviving are his sisters, Vila Sturrock of Olds, Zelpha(Wray) Omilusik of Swan River, Manitoba and numerous nieces and nephews. In accordance with Ross's wishes there will be no funeral service. Condolences can be forwarded to the family from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds, Alberta T4H 1B8. Phone: 403-556-3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one, I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo Whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun. Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

Publication Date: 2012/07/17

BOSOMWORTH, Stewart Frederick

1927-2011 -- Stewart Frederick Bosomworth of Carstairs, Alberta passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 , at the age of 83 years. Stewart was born Thursday, July 28, 1927 at the Vetter farm just two miles north of the Bosomworth farm west of Carstairs. Stewart was the first of eight children for Stewart and Anna (nee Vetter) Bosomworth. Stewart attended school at the Sunnyslope community school and the Carstairs High School. After a number of years working in Calgary and Edmonton, Stewart returned to the family farm full time with his wife Barbara. Stewart and Barbara had four sons, three of which are farming in the Carstairs area and one is living in Vancouver. Beyond the daily farm work, Stewart was active in the farming community as a Director of the Mountain View Seed Cleaning Plant for 35 years. He also travelled across the Prairies as a pedigree seed crop inspector for the Canadian Seed Growers Association for many years. If you didn't see him out in the field looking for weeds, then you could catch up with him at an auction sale having coffee with friends and neighbours. Stewart is survived by his four sons: Mike Bosomworth & his wife Krysta of Carstairs; Will Bosomworth & his wife Trudi of Carstairs; Peter Bosomworth & his wife Melanie of Carstairs and Gary Bosomworth of Vancouver. Also left to cherish Stewart's memory are his seven grandchildren: Kyla, Matthew, Shane, Aric, Tyson, Blair and Bryn. Stewart is further survived by his siblings Betty Larsen of Russell, Manitoba; Mary-Anne Sabin of Cochrane, Alberta; Donald Bosomworth of Calgary; Gordie Bosomworth of Cochrane, Alberta; and Roy Bosomworth of Calgary. Stewart was predeceased by his wife Barbara Bosomworth, his brother Frank Bosomworth and his sister Kathleen Bosomworth. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Alberta 10531 Kingsway Ave., Edmonton, AB T5K 4K1. Memorial Service will be held at Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, located west of Carstairs on Highway 580 and Range Road 3.0 on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm, with Pastor Lance Duncalfe officiating. A light lunch will follow at Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church. Condolences to the family can be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 1413 - 21 Ave, Didsbury, Alberta. Phone 403-335-4773. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

Publication Date: 2012/03/27

BRANDER, Douglas Clark

January 30, 1944 - May 6, 2012 -- On May 6, 2012 Doug Brander passed away peacefully at the age of 68 years. Doug is survived by his loving wife Andrea, his sons Jason (Jenn) Brander, Ian (Ashley) Brander, his daughters Heather (Gavin) Jones, Erin Franklin and Lesley (Chris) Franklin, stepchildren Jason Culp, Mandy Culp, and Amy Culp. Doug is also survived by two brothers and 7 sisters, beloved grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Doug was predeceased by his son Michael Brander, his parents Sandy and Elsie Brander and nephew Scott Brander. Doug touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. A celebration of Doug's life will be held Friday May 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Zion Church in Didsbury. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to a charity of one's choice.

Publication Date: 2010/12/14

BOLTON, Earl

It is with great sadness the family of Earl Bolton wishes to announce his sudden passing on November 14, 2011. Earl was born at home in Arcola, Saskatchewan on January 21, 1919 the eldest son of George and Justina Bolton. Earl and Edith were married on April 11th, 1951 in Bindloss, Alberta. They moved to Westward Ho where they started farming. They decided to move back to Bindloss where they continued their dream of farming and raising a family. Earl was very active in the community of Bindloss. In January 1981, they made the descision to move back to Eagle Hill to semi retire. They continued to farm until they decided to rent the land out. Earl will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He will live in the hearts of all those who knew and loved him. Earl was predeceased by his wife Edith on January 29, 2011. Earl is survived by his daughters Shirley (Bill) Holdstock; Sheila Schimke; sons Doug (Linda) Bolton and Donnie (Liz) Bolton; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, a large extended family and a host of dear friends. Funeral services were held Saturday November 19th at the Eagle Hill Community Centre with Harold Hunter officiating. Interment was held at the Sundre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Good Samaritan Society, 5615 60 St., Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1W2 or the Alzheimer's Society. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2012/05/08

BRANDER, Elsie Mary (nee Spaapen)

1920 - 2011 -- Elsie Brander passed away December 14, 2011 at the age of 91 years. Elsie was born on May 29, 1920 at Empress, Alberta. She was the oldest daughter of Piet and Elise Spaapen and grew up in Bindloss, Alberta. She attended Calgary Normal School in 1938 to become a teacher. Throughout her teaching career, she taught at Bindloss School, Burnside School, Midway School and Ross Ford Elementary School. On December 31, 1941, she married Sandy Brander who farmed east of Didsbury. They had ten children; three sons and seven daughters. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. After farming and teaching for many years, they retired to Didsbury. Elsie was a very adventurous woman and travelled to many destinations around the world. She was active in the United Church, the Woman's Institute, and the Woman's Institute Girls' Club and volunteered for many other clubs and functions throughout her lifetime. Elsie was a well respected teacher, neighbor and friend in the Midway, Lone Pine and Didsbury communities. She was a role model for her family and many co-workers and students. Elsie is survived by her children Sandra Jensen, Doug Brander (Andrea), Karen Krebs (Dale), Lisa Brander, Jack Brander (Debbie), Robert Brander, Christine Brander (Gaetan), Janet Gole (Brett), Judy Jackson, Joanne Brander (Lori), 21 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Alexander (Sandy) Brander, her brothers Peter and John Spaapen, her sister Marie Louise (Toots) Bailly, and her grandsons Michael and Scott Brander. The family would like to thank the staff at Aspen Ridge Lodge for their wonderful care and compassion. Memorial Service was held at Zion Missionary Church, Didsbury, AB on Monday, December 19, 2011. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Aspen Ridge Lodge, Box 2290, Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca. Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services, 12 East Lake Way NE, Airdrie, AB. (403) 556-5445 or (888) 216-5111.

Publication Date: 2011/11/22

Publication Date: 2011/04/26

BOLTON, Edith May

Edith May Bolton passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer on January 29, 2011 at the Sundre Hospital. She was born September 4, 1929 at Medicine Hat. Edith and Earl were married on April 11, 1950 in Bindloss, Alberta. They moved to Westward Ho where they started their first farm. Later on they decided to move back to Bindloss where they continued their dream of farming and raising a family. Edith was very active in the community of Bindloss. In 1981, they made the decision to move back to Eagle Hill to semi-retire. Once again, Edith was very active in the community and she continued her love of gardening and a greenhouse. She always had enough produce to feed the community and then some. She took great pride in her yard, flowers and apple trees. Edith will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She will live in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. Edith is survived by her husband Earl Bolton of Eagle Hill; her daughters Shirley (Bill) Holdstock, Sheila Schimke; sons Doug (Linda) Bolton and Don (Liz) Bolton; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister Muriel (Paul) Pederson of Olds; brother Morley (Elizabeth) Sarvis of Bindloss; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, a large extended family and a host of dear friends. Funeral services were held on Friday February 4, 2011 at the Eagle Hill Community Centre with Harold Hunter officiating. Interment was held at the Sundre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Sundre Palliative Care, Unit 32, Red Deer Hospital or Canadian Cancer Society.

BOYD, Kenneth Ross

Kenneth Ross Boyd passed away at the Olds Hospital on March 11, 2012. Ross was born in Bowden on May 14, 1927, to Arthur and Mary Boyd, their twelfth child. Ross attended Nisbett School and enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1944. During his service he was posted to many Canadian cities, and served in Korea during that war, as a gun mechanic. In 1963 Ross was married to Joyce McBrown of Kingston, Ontario. He was posted to Calgary were their daughter Sandra was born in 1964. In 1971 he retired from the Armed Forces and they returned to Alberta where Ross worked at the Olds Hospital until the new hospital was up and running, at which time he retired, to tend to his large vegetable and flower gardens. Ross is survived by his wife Joyce, daughter Sandra (Dennis) Lewis, and the two granddaughters he adored Sarah and Kiara. He was diagnosed in 2010, with Myelodysplasic syndrome and battled with this until his passing. Also surviving are his sisters, Vila (Wray) Sturrock of Olds, Lelpha Omilusik of Swan River, Manitoba and numerous nieces and nephews. In accordance with Ross's wishes there will be no funeral service. Condolences can be forwarded to the family from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds, Alberta T4H 1B8. Phone: 403-556-3223.

Publication Date: 2011/12/20

BREDIN, Elizabeth Denise

May 25, 1941 - November 1, 2011 --It is with great sadness the family of Elizabeth Denise Bredin wish to announce her sudden passing on November 1, 2011. Denise was born at the Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary on May 25, 1941, the eldest daughter of Hans and Gladys Locken. She spent her childhood in the Bearberry district, attending the Bearberry school until the ninth grade, then moving to Olds to complete her education. Denise was employed by Alberta Government Telephones in Innisfail and Sundre. It was while working at the telephone office in Sundre that she met and married Ronald Bredin. She and Ronnie settled in Sundre, working together to build and operate a successful welding business and raising their family. Denise was later employed by Canada Post for over 25 years, until her retirement in 2006. Denise was predeceased by her husband Ronnie, son Wayne, parents Hans and Gladys Locken and a brother, Raymond. She leaves to mourn her passing daughters Wanda (Lyle) Blatz, Wendy (Karry) Vockeroth, grandchildren Laural, Gregory and Kirsten Blatz and Taylor and Parker Vockeroth, sisters Karen Leacock, Joan (Barry Hainsworth) Locken, and brothers John (Karen) Locken, Earl (Lana Burrell) Locken, one niece and numerous nephews. A private family graveside service was held on November 7 at the Sundre Cemetery with a fellowship gathering of friends and family at the Sundre Legion following. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Center, 1331- 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/02/08

Publication Date: 2012/03/06

Publication Date: 2011/11/08

Obituaries

BREDIN, Ronald Wayne

September 25, 1963 - March 12, 2011 -- It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Ronald Wayne Bredin on March 12, 2011. Wayne was born September 25, 1963 at the Olds General Hospital. Wayne lived in Sundre all of his life. He attended Sundre School, and then followed in his father's footsteps and became a Journeyman "B" Pressure welder. He took over and worked at the family business, Ron's Welding, until ill health forced him into retirement. Wayne enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping and fishing with family and friends. He loved to play hockey and golf, and forever enticed visitors into a game of crib, which he was bound to win. Wayne was predeceased by his father, Ronnie; paternal grandparents Howard and Iva Bredin; maternal grandparents Hans and Gladys Locken; Aunt Joan Bredin and Uncles Raymond Locken and Sandy Leacock. He will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Denise; sister Wanda (Lyle) Blatz and their children Laural, Gregory and Kirsten; sister Wendy (Karry) Vockeroth, and their children Taylor and Parker; as well as the Locken, Leacock, Kibblewhite and Hainsworth families. Memorial services were held at the Faith Lutheran Church on Friday March 18, 2011 with Pastor Gary Aicken officiating. Donations in Wayne's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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BUSCHERT, Linda

Humorous, fun-loving, kind and considerate: these qualities describe Linda Buschert (nee Fischer), who passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre in Blairmore, Alberta, at the age of 59 years. Linda was born on March 12, 1951, to Theresa and Walter Fischer on a farm near Paradise Hill, Saskatchewan. She grew up knowing hard work along with strong family ties to her eight siblings. After the completion of her high school education, she worked as a bank teller. She fell in love with Merle Buschert, and they were married on September 12, 1970. They were soon blessed with three beautiful daughters: Diane, Heather, and Gina. They have made their home in Olds, on a farm near Didsbury/Carstairs, Alix, Innisfail and the Crowsnest Pass. After spending several years as a stay-at-home mom, Linda took accounting courses and then found work as an office manager for both Olds Land & Cattle Co. in Olds and Kuelker's Mfg. in Didsbury. Linda and Merle later went on to own a motel in Alix and a Greyhound/U-Haul business in Innisfail. Linda also had different side-ventures including teaching sewing courses at Olds College, computer software sales, farming with Merle and a printer ink refill business. Some of Linda's favorite pastimes were painting, sewing, and crocheting. Anyone with a new baby could count on receiving a hand-made Raggedy Ann or Andy doll as a baby gift. She enjoyed the outdoors where she always had an amazing vegetable garden. Linda was a dedicated volunteer, who gave her time and talents freely as a Girl Guide leader, a member of the Catholic Women's League (CWL) and a member of the Lions Club and School Councils. She also volunteered at the Village Thrift Shop in Alix. Last year, in pursuit of a new adventure, Linda and Merle moved to the Crowsnest Pass, where they lived in and managed the Stop Inn Motel in Coleman. Linda was a "people-person", who loved to socialize with her family and friends and was known to kick up her heels on the dance floor on occasion. She had a great talent for telling jokes and played a mean game of crib. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Linda was a very special lady who touched the lives of all who knew her. Her many relatives and friends will miss her greatly but know that her pain is over and is at peace. Linda was the beloved soul mate of Merle Buschert and cherished mother of Diane (Stephen) Roberts of Red Deer, AB; Heather (Todd) Dyer of Calgary, AB; and Gina (Mark) Thomsen of Red Deer, AB; loving grandmother of Jesse Roberts, Gabe Roberts, Freddie Roberts, Samuel Thomsen, and Danni Thomsen; loving sister of James (Andre) Fischer; Tony (Lynne) Fischer; Edward (Kathy) Fischer; John (Janie) Fischer; and Otto (Samantha) Fischer; Christina Fischer; Rosina (Dan) Stroeder; and Josie (Ralph) Kientz; and loving aunt of numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Walter and Theresa Fischer. Prayers for the late Linda Buschert was held at the St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Olds, Alberta, (4302 - 57 Avenue) at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 25, 2011, and the Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Maurice Okolie as Celebrant. The interment took place at the Olds Community Cemetery. A reception followed at the Royal Canadian Legion in Olds (5241 - 46 Street, Olds, AB). Condolences may be registered at [email protected] In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Linda Buschert may be made to the Alberta Children's Hospital (2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, AB T3B 6A8). Fantin's Funeral Chapel in Blairmore, Alberta, assisting the Family with arrangements, (1-877-8968555).

BUTLER, Yvonne Maimy

1927 - 2011 -- It is with a great sense of loss that the family announce the passing of a wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother Yvonne Maimy Butler on February 1, 2011 at Olds Long Term Care. Born in Salmon Arm, B.C. on May 20, 1927 to Maimy and Bert Samson. Yvonne was raised in B.C. moving with her husband and daughter to Alberta in the early 1950s. Yvonne had many careers through out her life. In her younger years she worked in the dry cleaners, then along side her husband in the butcher shop, furniture store, ice cream parlors and the bakery. In the fall of 2005 Yvonne and her husband relocated to Olds, AB to be closer to her son and daughter-in-law. She resided in the Olds Long Term Care for the last 4-1/2 years until her passing. Yvonne always had a smile and was very quick to say "I Love You". And loved to sing. Yvonne was a long time member of the Legion Ladies' Auxiliary. Yvonne and her close friend Doreen were instrumental in establishing the Parkland School Foundation in Red Deer. Yvonne is survived by her husband of 65 years Sydney Sr. of Olds; her children: Patricia Fiddler (Randy) of Hinton, Sharon Nelson (Larry) of Robb, Katherine Gunderson(Larry) of Edson, Sydney Jr. (Shirley) of Olds; eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; and extended family and friends. A service for Yvonne will be held in Rimbey, AB at a later date. Donations in Yvonne's memory can be made to Olds Long Term Care.

Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds, entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/03/22

Publication Date: 2011/02/08

BUTLER, Yvonne M. and Sydney C.

It is with great sadness that the Butler Family announces the passing of their beloved parents, Mrs. Yvonne M. Butler and Mr. Sydney C. Butler. Yvonne passed away at the Olds Long Term Care Centre on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at the age of 83 years. Sydney passed away in the comfort of his son's home in Olds on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the age of 87 years. Yvonne and Sydney resided in Olds since 2005, and were former residents of Rimbey. "While you both, dear parents, rest and sleep ... Your loving memories, we'll always keep." Yvonne was born in Salmon Arm, B.C., and Sydney was born in New Westminster, B.C. They were united in marriage in New Westminster, B.C. on December 10, 1945, and this past December marked the celebration of their 65th Wedding Anniversary. This union was blessed with three daughters, Patricia, Sharon, and Katheryn; and one son, Sydney Jr. In the early 1950's, Yvonne and Sydney relocated to Alberta where they worked side-by-side in many business adventures. Some of these endeavours included a butcher shop, a furniture store, and ice cream parlours. Finally in 1962, they moved to Rimbey where Yvonne and Sydney purchased the Rimbey Bakery and Coffee Shop. With their children helping them by their side, it truly was a family business. As each daughter was married and left home, Yvonne and Sydney continued to run the bakery with the help of their son, Syd Jr., who was later joined by his wife, Shirley and their children. It was an extraordinary event when Sydney Sr., Sydney Jr., and grandson, Ron all completed their journeyman baker degree at NAIT, and in achieving this unique feat they were recognized as the first 'three generation' family to realize this special distinction and were honoured by NAIT for their accomplishments. Syd Sr. was very proud of this. The Butler's were a baking family, with a niece and son-in-law becoming bakers as well. Yvonne and Sydney were actively involved in their communities, belonging to many service clubs over the years such as the Royal Canadian Legion and the Lions Club. Yvonne was instrumental in establishing the Parkland School Foundation in Red Deer, and Sydney drove school bus and was a Mason member. They were also always very supportive and proud of their children's, grandchildren's, and great grandchildren's accomplishments. Yvonne and Sydney made time to enjoy many other things together as well, and loved to go camping, fishing, bowling, square dancing, and do a little traveling. With Yvonne's declining health, in 2005 they decided to relocate to Olds to be closer to Syd Jr. and Shirley so that they could lend a helping hand. Yvonne spent the last 4 ½ years in Long Term Care where she was always wearing a smile and was very quick to tell you that she loved you. Syd was a frequent visitor to his wife, and they could often be found sitting side-by-side, holding hands, and fast asleep. Yvonne passed away on February 1, 2011. With Syd's declining health and a fall that broke his hip, in January, 2011 he moved in with Syd Jr. and Shirley to enable them to care for him. He didn't want to be hospitalized, and his wish was granted as he passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. Yvonne and Sydney will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by their children, Patricia (Randy) Fiddler of Hinton; Sharon (Larry) Nelson of Robb, Alberta; Katheryn (Larry) Gunderson of Edson; and Sydney Jr. (Shirley) of Olds; in addition to eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Together, Yvonne and Sydney will also be sadly missed by many other relatives; as well as a wonderful network of cherished friends. A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of both Yvonne and Sydney's Lives was held at the Rimbey Church of the Nazarene, Rimbey on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Mr. Dave Mulligan officiating. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Yvonne and Sydney's Memory may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 ­ 29 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2; or to Olds Hospital and Care Centre ~ Long Term Care, 3901 - 57 Avenue, Olds, Alberta T4H 1T4. Condolences may also be expressed by e-mail to: [email protected] Service Arrangements for the Late Mrs. Yvonne M. Butler and Mr. Sydney C. Butler entrusted to the care of Oberhammer Funeral Chapels Ltd., Rimbey, Alberta. Telephone (403) 843-4445.

BROWN, Katherine "Kay"

Katherine "Kay" Brown passed away peacefully February 6, 2011 at the age of 101 years. Kay was born June 1, 1909 in Butte, Montana, and was the oldest of 7 children. Soon after her birth, her family travelled to Alberta and settled in the Gleichen area. Kay attended all her schooling in Gleichen, travelling by horse with her 6 younger siblings. Kay moved to Olds in the 1930s and married Floyd Brown. Together they had three children: James, who passed away in infancy, Campbell, and Marilynne. Upon Floyd's passing Kay worked at the Olds High School from 1962 1976. After retiring Kay travelled with her sisters to Europe and on cruises to various locations. Kay especially enjoyed playing bridge with her various bridge groups. In June 2008, Kay moved to Olds Long Term Care and resided there until her passing. Kay was predeceased by her husband Floyd (1961), infant son James (1939), daughter Marilynne (2002), as well as her one brother and 5 sisters. Kay is survived by her son Campbell (Irene Lenz) of Okotoks; grandchildren Casey Brown of Peace River, James Brown of Beaverlodge, Scott Hodgkinson of Red Deer, Lori (Jim) Knapp of Bowden and great-granddaughter Bailey Knapp. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews. In keeping with Kay's wishes, no funeral service will be held. A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Olds Hospital Long Term Care. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/02/22

BRUNTJEN, Edith Marie

1936 ­ 2012 0-- Edith Marie Bruntjen of Red Deer, Alberta passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at the age of 75 years. Edith was born on October 25, 1936 to parents Winnie and Harold Benedict. She married Richard (Dick) Bruntjen on October 21, 1960. Edith will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Della and son Carl (Linda), honorary grandchildren Telsa (Leszek) Kosobudski and their children Chloe, Natalia and Olivia, Taylor Campbell and Travis Rusnak, a brother Alex (Sharon) and their families, a brother in law Roger (Jean) and their families and a sister in law Marcene and her families. Edith was predeceased by her husband Dick (January 28, 2010). Friends and relatives are invited to pay their respects between 1:00 ­ 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Deer Park Alliance Church, 2960 39 Street, Red Deer, Alberta. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made directly to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, 3942 50A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4E7 or to the Gideons International In Canada, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 7A2. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Dustin Goddu, Funeral Director at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403340-4040.

Publication Date: 2011/03/01

BUTLER, Sydney C.

September 29, 1923 - April 20, 2011 -- It is with great sadness that the Butler Family announces the passing of Mr. Sydney C. Butler on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Olds, Alberta, in the comfort of his son's home with family at his side. Sydney was born on September 29, 1923 at New Westminster, B.C. to Beatrice and John Butler. He was the youngest of four. Sydney was united in marriage to his wife of 65 years, Yvonne on December 10, 1945 in B.C. Sydney and Yvonne later relocated to Central Alberta and raised four children, Patricia, Sharon, Katheryn, and Sydney Jr. Sydney was a navy man, and after his discharge he occupied his life with many careers in Central Alberta. He operated a butcher shop, furniture store, ice cream parlours, drove school bus, and finally in 1962 he moved with his family to Rimbey where he purchased the Rimbey Bakery. He pursued his journeyman baker degree in 1962 and ran the Rimbey Bakery and Coffee Shop with his wife by his side, and later his son and daughter-in-law, retiring in 1995. Sydney was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Lions Club, and the Masons. He was a bowler, a fisherman, and he loved to dance, but Sydney was most proud to be a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. His retirement years were spent traveling, fishing, golfing, and enjoying his family. In 2005, Sydney and Yvonne relocated to Olds to be closer to his son and family. With declining health and the passing of Yvonne on February 1, 2011, Sydney resided with his son and daughter-in-law. In keeping with his wishes, he remained at home until his passing. "Sydney will always be remembered for his dedication to his family, who will miss him greatly." Sydney will be lovingly remembered by his four children, Patricia (Randy) Fiddler of Hinton; Sharon (Larry) Nelson of Robb, Alberta; Katheryn (Larry) Gunderson of Edson; and Sydney Jr. (Shirley) Butler of Olds; as well as eight grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; many other relatives; and a host of friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Yvonne; his parents and his siblings. A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of both Sydney and Yvonne's Lives was held at the Rimbey Church of the Nazarene, Rimbey on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Mr. Dave Mulligan officiating. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Sydney and Yvonne's Memory may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 ­ 29 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2; or to the Olds Hospital and Care Centre ~ Long Term Care, 3901 ­ 57 Avenue, Olds, Alberta T4H 1T4. Condolences to the family may also be expressed by e-mail to: [email protected] Service Arrangements for the Late Mr. Sydney C. Butler entrusted to the care of Oberhammer Funeral Chapels Ltd., Rimbey, Alberta. Telephone (403) 843-4445.

Publication Date: 2012/05/08

Publication Date: 2011/05/03

Publication Date: 2011/05/03

Obituaries

CALUORI, Dixie Lee

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Dixie Lee Caluori (Dodd) peacefully went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the age of 72 at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta with family by her side. Dixie is predeceased by her father Ralph Everett (1990); mother Averil May (1963); Brother Ralph Eldon (2007); sisters Laura May (1990), Shirley (2009) and Audrey (2010); as well as granddaughter Meghan Lee (2003). Dixie was born March 4, 1940 in Olds, Alberta where she resided her entire life. Dixie worked hard on the family farm growing up. Her father Ralph worked for the County of Mountain View for 38 years building roads, while her mother Averil May ran the family farm raising chickens, horses, cattle and pigs. Dixie`s chores included looking after and feeding the animals on the farm, as well as working in the huge garden that was planted every year. Growing up wasn`t all work and no play though...like any child lucky enough to be raised on a farm, her sisters and younger brother tried more than once their hand at riding the baby calves. Her love of horses began at this time of her life as well, as in her teens she began breaking foals to lead and later to ride. She was a tomboy at heart and would sneak out and play baseball with the senior boys at recess...that was until the OHS principal Mr. Smith would catch her and send her back to the junior side of the playground. The boys didn't scare her either, she had no problem looking after herself and wouldn`t take any guff from them. She loved sports and throughout her junior and senior high years wore number 44 for the Olds High School Spartans, well as competed in Track and Field winning metals. Dixie was employed in Olds at Builders Hardware and later at the Co-op Food Store when it was first established in 1960. Her Co-op number 13 will attest to that. In the late 1950s Dixie caught the eye of a handsome Italian gentleman, Archie Caluori, who was able to woo her off her feet. They were married July 14, 1961 at the United Church in Olds. Archie and Dixie moved onto their home quarter north of Olds where she resided until her death. This union was blessed with two children, Rhonda and Stacey, who she was very proud of and was always there for when they needed her. Dixie held high morals, was a woman of integrity and was not afraid of hard work. She passed her strong work ethic and values on to her children, nieces and nephews. When she made up her mind she was going to do something she did it; a trait that infuriated her eldest sister to no end. Dixie worked side by side with Archie on the farm. They weathered some hard years, but Archie was always grateful of her support through the good and bad. Her love of horses as a child blossomed as she began to raise American Quarter Horses. She always looked forward to the new foal that would arrive each spring. She loved to ride and break the foals and was bucked off a time or two but always got back in the saddle. She also built a herd of Simmental cattle that she didn't part with until the fall of 2010. In 1976 she imported a purebred heifer from France who went on to produce calves for many years to follow. She was a tough as nails and as long as she was armed with a pitchfork or a hockey stick she never let any ornery cow get the best of her. Archie was never surprised when she headed off to a horse or cattle sale and ended up bringing home a new mouth or two to feed. Each spring she expectantly waited for her new batch of chicks which she raised as laying hens as well as to butcher. She plucked more than her share each year and always had repeat customers who wanted to fill their freezers each fall with Dixie's homegrown chickens. Dixie loved farm life and spent many hours milking cows by hand and later by machine, running the tractor and baler each year, as well as driving the grain truck at harvest. She preferred to be outdoors and liked nothing better than sitting on the lawn tractor mowing their large yard. She always said it was relaxing, and she could let her mind wander without worrying about anything. Hard work was her life and due to the demands of farm life, vacations and trips away were unheard of. The farm came first but that was also where she was most happy. She always said "why would I want to go camping when I have our own campground right here with no noisy neighbours to contend with." Following the arena and elevators fires in 1978, Dixie joined the Olds Agricultural Society and put her heart and soul into helping to bring the Mountain View County Fair to an "A" status which included the erection of the current Cow Palace, Pavilion, Kiwanis Barn and stables. When she finished her tenure as Secretary Treasurer for the OAS, she picked up her work gloves and set up panels at the Cow Palace and Pavilion for cattle and horse sales, as well as a variety of other events held in the buildings. She could muck out more stalls than any man who dared to compete with her. Dixie made a multitude of new friends and acquaintances during her working for OAS. She loved to visit. Growing up, Rhonda and Stacey were very accustomed to "mom's five minutes" turning into a marathon visiting session in whatever store she was shopping in as she always ran into someone she knew. Dixie also loved when the OHS class reunions were held, as it gave her a chance to catch up with so many old friends she attended school with. In 1999 Dixie and Archie retired from the OAS and in honour of their 20 years working for the Society the Livestock Pavilion was renamed the Caluori Pavilion. She continued to run many riding clinics for enthusiastic riders until the fall of 2010. Dixie was involved and took an active role in many clubs throughout the years including the Samis Community Club, Olds and District Light Horse Association, Mountain View Simmental Breeders Association, the Melody Maids Girls Club; as well she was a member of the Olds United Church. Health issues began to plague Dixie in 2001 and by July 2003 she was diagnosed with kidney failure. She spent seven years on kidney dialysis where she made new friends who she referred to as her support system. In October 2010 she received a kidney transplant; the transplant unfortunately did not improve the quality of Dixie's life as expected. The kidney functioned well, and she did not have to dialyse any more; however, the damage the failed kidney had caused over the years brought on a multitude of other health concerns. Dixie's strong faith in Christ gave her great strength, especially through the last few years of her life with the health issues she battled and was especially comforting as she neared the end of her life. She was at peace with leaving this world and expressed that she had lived a very good life. Her family was truly blessed to have such a strong, caring and constant source that was always there for them through every milestone of their lives and were doubly blessed that she ensured her children knew and accepted Christ into their lives. They are comforted that they will see her again. Dixie is survived by her husband of 50 years Archie, daughter Rhonda (Michael), son Stacey and grandson Austin. She is also survived by her brothers Manley (Mary Lou), Ronnie and sister-in-law Margaret (Eli) all of Olds, Alberta, and sister-in-law Helen (Harry) of Chase, BC as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made "in trust" to an education fund for her grandson Austin Kelner at any branch of Scotiabank. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday April 21, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the United Church in Olds, Alberta. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd. Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

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OCT 09/2012

CHANT, Florence Frances

Florence (McKechnie) Chant passed away on January 11, 2011 in Olds, Alberta at the age of 91. She was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, January 10, 1920, the eldest of twelve children of Duncan and Hilda McKechnie. Florence married Harry Chant on November 9, 1938 in Moose Jaw. Following a brief stint in the Air Force during which time Florence travelled with Harry to Manitoba, Ontario and Calgary, they spent their entire life farming. Florence enjoyed her life on the farm working alongside Harry milking cows, tending chickens and pigs, driving tractors and helping wherever she was needed. She especially enjoyed her vegetable garden, flowers and birds. She was a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother who touched those around her with her kindness. She gave the best hugs! Florence was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Harry, parents, sister Pearl and brothers Stanley, Arnold and Donald. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Doug (Barb), Donna (Bob) and Alan, grandchildren: Rob (Jennifer), Tammy (Steve), Corinna (Don), Christina (Norm), Allison (Mark), James, Brad, Curtis and Darcy (Amanda) and 15 great-grandchildren, sisters: Margie, Aimee, Kathy (Ed), Lil and Winnie (Joe), and brothers Herb (Gloria) and Art (Marilyn), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed. Thank you to the staff and residents of Sunrise Village for their help and friendship where Florence had resided since 2004. The family also extends a most sincere thank you to Dr. Nel and the nursing staff at the Olds Hospital for the wonderful, compassionate care Mom received during her final days. A memorial service will be held Friday, January 21, at 1:00 p.m. at the Olds United Church. Internment will take place at Hainstock Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of one's choice. Personal Alternative Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. (403-556-5445).

Publication Date: 2011/01/18

CHARLTON, Kieth W.

1927 - 2010 -- Kieth passed away peacefully at the Northcott Care Centre at Ponoka, Alberta on December 21, 2010. He was born on the family farm November 21, 1927. He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Dot) of 61 years; two sons and a daughter Joe of California, Jean (Larry) Finnigan of Olds and Jim (Dawn) of Bowden; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Lois (Chuck) of Barrhead; three sisters-in law Tracy of Killarney, MB., Mona of Creston B.C. and Mary of Innisfail, Alberta. Kieth was predeceased by his parents Allison and Florence and by his brothers Frank, Ed and Mel. Kieth took over the family farm and the dairy operation. Dairying eventually gave way to a registered Black Angus herd. Horses were always a part of Kieth's life, from work teams to Morgans to standardbreds. His fondness of horses led him to trail riding, horse showing, parades, cutter rallies and finally to training, breeding and racing standardbreds. He loved his family to join him at the track to see his horses race. He was a member of the Bowden Light Horse, Handicapped riding, Bowden Agricultural Society, IOOF Lodge, Morgan Club and Angus Association. Kieth had a good work ethic, but always had time for a laugh. He enjoyed his family and friends and if you stopped at the farm hospitality meant a lot and you were always welcome. He enjoyed his children and thoroughly enjoyed his grandchildren. His eyes lit up whenever he saw them. Over the years Kieth and Dot enjoyed their getaways travelling to different destinations, but Kieth could be overheard saying, "It's great to get away but it's sure good to be back home". Kieth battled Alzheimer's with a positive attitude that he carried throughout his life. He spent his last years in the Northcott Care Centre at Ponoka where he benefited greatly from their exceptional care. A memorial service for Kieth was held at St. Andrew's United Church, Bowden, Alberta on December 28, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. If friends and family so desire, please send donations to the Northcott Care Centre "Memorial Fund" at Ponoka or the charity of your choice.

Publication Date: 2012/04/17

CAYENNE, Lois "Joan"

Joan Cayenne of Calgary, AB passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the age of 72 years. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends. A celebration of Joan's life was held at Leyden's Chapel of Remembrance (corner of 17th Avenue & 2nd Street SW) on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan's memory to recognize the exceptional care given to her by the doctors and nurses in ICU, may be made to the Calgary Health Trust - Rockyview General Hospital ICU, 800, 11012 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB, T2J 6A5, Tel: 403-943-0615 www.calgaryhealthtrust.ca. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.leydens.com. Arrangements entrusted to Leyden's Funeral Home and Crematorium (304 - 18th Avenue S.W., Calgary AB T2S 0C3) Tel: 1-403-228-4422.

Publication Date: 2011/12/13

CHANDLER, Donald Lorne

Donald Lorne Chandler passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at the age of 55 years. He was born September 18th, 1956, at the Didsbury Hospital. He grew up on the family farm west of Didsbury, with his sister, Karen, and brother, Tom. He helped with all aspects of farm life, haying, harvesting, feeding cattle, milking, and calving. His entire working life revolved around the oil and gas industry, first working on rigs and then spending many years employed by Shell. He enjoyed music, motorcycles, cars, camping, and hunting. More than anything, he loved his sons. He was predeceased by his parents, Lorne and Helen Chandler; and his son, Ben. He will be sadly missed by his son Cody; his sister, Karen (Bruce) Lynn, his brother, Tom (Dominique) Chandler; and their families; as well as many special friends and family. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 28th, 2012 at the Bergen Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2010/12/28

CHRISTENSEN, Henry L.

It is with great sadness the family of Henry L. Christensen announce his sudden passing on March 22, 2012 in the Red Deer Hospital at the age of 84. Henry will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Linda (Darcy) Campbell and Laurie Hobin, son Larry (Sheila), grandchildren Morgan Hobin, Jeff and Julie Christensen and great grandson Jake. He is also survived by his sisters Solvei (Sis) Speelman and Rose Winters. Henry was predeceased by his wife Dorothy, brother Carl and his wife Esther, and brothers in law Rick Speelman and Cec Winters. Henry was born in Olds in 1927, and with the exception of few years lived there his entire life. Henry married Dorothy McDonald in 1950 and they enjoyed 53 years together. He retired from Mobil Oil in 1987 after 30+ years in the Harmattan oilfield. Henry was a lifetime member of the BPOE Lodge #100, an avid golfer, sports fan, and card player. He also enjoyed going to the casino, spending time with his family and showing off his great grandson to the Sunrise staff. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to STARS or the charity of one's choice. A celebration of Henry's life will be held at the Olds United Church on Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 1 pm with Reverend Dong Chun Seo officiating. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2012/01/24

Publication Date: 2012/03/27

Obituaries

CLARK, Helen Leona (Logan)

1937 - 2011 -- Helen Clark of Red Deer passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary on May 5, 2011 at the age of 73 years. Helen was born in Eagle Hill, Alberta on June 7, 1937. Her favourite things were family, cooking and baking. Her "homemade noodles" attracted family from all corners. She is survived by her five sons: Kevin Clark of Red Deer, Rick Clark (Michelle) of Benton, KY, James Clark (Jean) of Drumheller, Doug Clark (Sherry) of Red Deer and Greg Clark (Cheryl) of Red Deer; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and older brother James Logan of Sundre. She was predeceased by her parents James and Beatrice Logan and younger brother Donald Logan. Memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Services will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm from Mountain View Funeral Chapels, Olds. She will be laid to rest at the Olds Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapels.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapels, 5226 46th Street, Olds, AB. Phone:403-556-3223. Locally owned and operated. Proudly serving our community for over 46 years.

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CONWAY, Donald Keith

March 14, 1941 - February 17, 2011 -- On the early morning of February 17, 2011 Donald Keith Conway of Eckville, Alberta passed away at the age of 70 surrounded by his family. He will always be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife Victoria Mary of 47 years and their four children Kim Colleen (Brian) Geis of Barrhead, Trevor Keith Conway of Markerville, Lyle Theadore (Michelle) Conway of Eckville, Jannette Rae Conway and special friend Fritz Wilson of Eckville, also by his six grandchildren: Jenna Christine and Robert Donald Geis, Joel Theadore, Abigail Victoria, Amber Kim, and Gabrielle Donald Roland Conway. Don is also survived by his sister Barbara Campbell of Beaumont; and one uncle, one aunt many nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers- and sisters-in-laws and many friends and neighbours. Don was born in Viking to Viola (Nelson) and Keith Conway. He grew up and attended school in Veteran and Consort, spending lots of time on the Conway family farm, then graduated from Consort High School. Dad achieved an Honor diploma in Radio and Electronic Technology at S.A.I.T and worked as the Accounting Machine Field Repair Manager for Bourrghs Business Machines - the 2nd largest in the world, eventually absorbed by IBM. Dad then continued his education, receiving a diploma in Instrumentation at Taylor Instruments in Rochester, New York, a course on Gas Plant Operating thru Petroleum Industry Training, Gas Plant Operator Diploma at P.I.T.T.S in Edmonton and Class Four Engineer Steam Ticket at N.A.I.T and his Journeymanship in Instrumentation. He used his expertise to land very good jobs, employed by the Oil/Gas Industry in plant and field maintenance, operating, instrumentation for Hudson Bay, Dome Petroleum in Caroline, Garrington, Sylvan Lake, Libya and Zama Pine. He started working in this industry in 1964, and developed his own company in 1978. He also completed a number of agriculture courses at Olds College in combining, cereals and crops, animal health and nutrition and many safety certificates. Around 1967 Dad expanded their workload by purchasing some commercial cattle. This developed into one of his loves in life - Purebred Red Angus cattle and was instrumental in bringing some of the first Red Angus cattle to Canada. He held positions and was active on the Red Angus Promotional Society, Alberta Angus Association and the Canadian Angus Association. He helped develop a Bull Test and Sale in Strathmore called the Canadian Reds which was successful for many years. Dad took his family on many wonderful holidays. His love in life was his grandkids, his own children, fishing, sail ships, history, antiques, tractor and aircraft museums, orchids, reading, wildlife and curling. Dad was a tall, strong, gentleman full of heart and compassion that could do or fix anything - Most importantly he taught us the important things in life, honesty, respect, integrity, the value of a friend, love and kindness and to always have pride in what you do. He helped us with all our journeys in life and how to stand on our own two feet, but if we stumbled he was there to catch us. We will dearly miss him, his hugs, holding his hand and the feeling the strength he poised as he was taken from us too early in life. We are proud to call you our dad.

COYNE, Phyllis Jean

August 13, 1924 ~ August 12, 2011 -- Phyllis Jean Coyne passed away peacefully on August 12, 2011 in Calgary at the fantastic age of 87 years. Phyllis was predeceased by her loving husband, Nelson (Bill) Coyne, daughter Margaret Ruth, parents, Charles and May Forzani; brother Bert, and her sister Kathleen. Phyllis is lovingly remembered by her four children: Donald (Cheryl), Patricia, Gordon (Lusia) and John (Kathy); twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Funeral Service was held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Memorial donations in Phyllis's name may be made directly to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation (#100, 119 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6) or to a charity of one's choice. E-mail expressions of sympathy to: [email protected] Subject heading: Phyllis Coyne. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1605 - 100 Street SE (17 Ave. SE at Garden Rd.) GPS or Google: 242013 Garden Road SE, Calgary, AB, T1X 0L4. Telephone (403) 272-5555 www.mountainviewmemorial.ca

Publication Date: 2011/05/10

Publication Date: 2011/08/16

CLARKE, Douglas Allan

July 18, 1963 - May 21 2012 -- Doug passed away suddenly May 21, 2012. Doug was born July 18, 1963 in Edson, Alberta. Doug was raised east of Didsbury and attended school at Midway School and High School in Didsbury. Doug was surrounded by many friends and relatives. Growing up he spent many summers on his grandparents' farm having fun and getting into trouble with his cousins. Doug graduated from Didsbury High School in 1982 and achieved several certificates in engineering from SAIT. Doug was employed for many years in the petroleum industry and operated and consulted for various companies throughout the province. Doug married his high school sweetheart Anne Trenholm in 1986 and they were blessed with three amazing sons Vincent, Ryan and Steven. Doug's greatest pleasures were spent camping with his family or watching his boys play baseball and hockey. Doug enjoyed the little pleasures in life, coaching his kids in sports, riding his motorbike, volunteering around town and enjoying a "cold one" over a barbeque with friends and family. Doug is survived by his wife Anne, and sons Vince, Ryan and Steven, his mom Fran Hanlen, his father Douglas Clarke Sr. of Didsbury, Alberta, his brother Kelly and his wife Corinne and sons as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers, tributes can be made directly to the Make a Wish Foundation. A service will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, May 28, 2012 at the Zion Church in Didsbury.

CRANE, Howard (Cap)

June 1935 - December 2011 -- Celebration of Life Service for Howard Crane, who passed away of a heart attack on December 14, 2011. His busy life spanned 76 years. Service will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Garrington Community Church. (25 km west of Bowden on Hwy 587).

Publication Date: 2012/01/17

CRANE, Howard

In Loving Memory of Howard Crane, 1935-2011. On Wednesday December 14, 2011, Howard Crane of Bowden, Alberta went peacefully to meet his God after a lengthy battle with heart disease. A Celebration of Life is planned for January 2012. Date and details will follow. Howard is survived by his loving wife, Anna of fifty-five years and their four devoted children and their families. Memorial tributes may be directed to S.T.A.R.S., Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 or the Heart and Stoke Foundation of Alberta, Suite 100 ­ 119 ­ 14 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6 or a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca.

Publication Date: 2011/12/20

Publication Date: 2012/05/29

CRITES, Dave

Dave passed away peacefully at his home on December 8, 2011 at the age of 68 years. Dave was born in Montreal, Quebec and moved to Alberta in the early 70s. He always had a love for the mountains, his acreage and the house he and Vena built. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Vena of 45 years, daughters Heidi and Jody (Shane), grandson Dirk and granddaughter Adyson. A Celebration of Dave's life was held on Tuesday December 13, 2011 at 72 Silverlinks Park, Olds from 2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Olds Hospital Memorial Fund. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

COLLINS, Patricia Mame

Patricia Mame Collins passed away February 5, 2012 at the age of 83 years. She was the third daughter born to Georgine & Floyd Collins at Bassano on September 11, 1928. She loved telling stories of growing up on the farm and riding horses to school. Pat married Angus MacKay in 1947 and had five children Kara Lynne (Hardy), Patricia (George), Angus (Myra), Floyd and Cindy (Rick). The home they built in Calgary was always her pride and joy. Her way with plants of any kind, was obvious by her colorful yard and full house. Pat worked very hard to support her family working in ladies fashion, managing and opening stores. She enjoyed dancing and gardening in her time off. Later in life, she enjoyed time in her motorhome, but her passion and legacy was always cooking which sparked the same in all her children. The vast recipes she gathered cumulated when she married Frank Lund in 1983 and with his help she realized her dream of writing a best-selling cookbook "Eat it, it's good for you" in 1984. She was still selling copies in the Didsbury Nursing Home until her passing. Our hope is that she is reunited with her mother now and they are swapping recipes once again. She leaves to mourn her one sister Charline (Don) Hawkes of London, ON; five children; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren (but she was Nana to all);. Pat was predeceased by her sisters Jacqueline (Jackie) in 2006, Marion in 1999, Karen in 1984 and her brother Robert in 1979. Funeral services will be held on Friday February 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. from the Smith Funeral Home, Brooks with Harold Hunter officiating. Interment to follow at the Brooks Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Zoo. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds, entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/03/01

CORSIATTO, Fern

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our mother, daughter, sister and friend Fern who was taken from us tragically and without warning on June 5th, 2011 at the age of 53 years. Fern was born in Calgary, AB on June 30, 1957, the eldest of 4 children. She was married to Ken Wagoner in 1978, and her beloved son Carl was born on June 25, 1979. The family lived in Whitecourt for a brief time before Fern and Carl moved to Olds, Alberta. Fern was remarried to Gary Yewell Apr. 2, 1988 and on Aug. 26, 1988 their beautiful daughter Elizabeth was born. Fern loved to teach, and realized her passion when she received her teaching degree from the University of Calgary. Fern was a beloved fixture at the Olds Elementary School, where she taught off and on for many years. Fern found her greatest joy in her children and more recently, grandchildren Kenny & Jack. Her family was paramount in her life. She was an avid outdoorswoman and loved to boat, water-ski, camp, garden, and ride her motorcycle. She poured her heart and soul into all of her friendships and inspired friends and strangers alike to live in the moment. Fern loved to laugh and lived her life knowing life is short and time is precious. In 2010, Dan Vezina came into her life and they had made many plans for a wonderful future together. Fern is survived and mourned by her parents, Jacqueline (Matt) Bates and Ken Corsiatto; her children Carl (Tannis) Wagoner and Elizabeth Yewell; her siblings Joy (Sheldon) Corsiatto-Foss, Calvin (Robbin) Corsiatto, Glen (Cara) Corsiatto, Janet (Murray) Carr and Heather (Joe) Betlamini; grandfather John Leyland as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial services were held at the Olds United Church on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a local charity of your choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/12/13

DALGETTY, Patricia Nora

Patricia Nora Dalgetty (nee Morrow) of Olds passed away peacefully on July 29, 2011 at the age of 67 years. She was born in Innisfail on October 15, 1943. She is survived by her daughters Kobey Lynn Dalgetty and Tammy (Stephan) Naf both of Red Deer; grandsons Aaron and Malak and sister Georgie (Dennis) Horne of Olds as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Ron, mother Nora Morrow and father Scott Morrow. A Celebration of life was held on Thursday August 4 at the Torrington Community Hall with Harold Hunter officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6 Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2011/08/09

Publication Date: 2012/02/21

DAVIDSON, Sarah Charlotte

Sarah Charlotte, born October 9, 1911, Westerdale, Alberta daughter of William and Gertrude Bolton (nee Gilmore), passed away August 5, 2011 - Bethany Care, Airdrie, Alberta. Sarah was 99 years old. She will be missed by her children, Lyle, Ken (Ann), Jean (Gerry), Darlene (Jim), Lowell (Sheila), many grandchildren and great- grandchildren and Mike, a very close friend of thirtyfive years. Sarah lived a full life spending many years in Calgary. She loved horses and raised dogs with Mike for over twenty years. She did a great deal of travelling in the latter years, seeing many parts of the world. She lived in Chilliwack, BC for twenty-five years before returning to Calgary in 2000. Sarah died peacefully with her children and close friend by her side. A Memorial for Sarah will be held on Thursday, August 18 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethany Care Centre, 1736 - 1 Avenue N.W., Airdrie, AB.

Publication Date: 2011/06/14

COWLEY, Viola (Vi)

Viola (Vi) Cowley of Bowden passed away peacefully following a brief illness at the Olds Hospital, June 6, 2012 at the age of 93 years. Vi was born in Leader, Saskatchewan on March 8, 1919 to Jacob and Anna Klippert, second of three girls. After moving to Alberta, the family settled in the White Creek district west of Bowden where she completed her schooling. She met her husband Albert and they were married November 10, 1939 moving to the Cowley farm in the Garrington district where she resided until her passing. Vi leaves to mourn her daughter Dorothy (Adam) Robertson of Bowden; son Gary Cowley of St. Albert; two grandsons Kevin (Kelsey) Robertson of Bowden and Gordon (Julie) Robertson of Chilliwack, BC; four greatgrandchildren Tyleena, Lakeisha and Kaelen of Bowden and Amelie of Chilliwack; seven nieces and nephews, two aunts and numerous cousins. Vi was predeceased by her husband Albert in 1992, sisters Rose in 1998 and Helen in 1969 and her parents Anna in 1950 and Jacob in 1970. Memorial services were held on Monday June 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Eagle Hill Memorial Community Centre with Harold Hunter officiating. Interment was held at the Bowden Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made directly to STARS Air Ambulance or the charity of choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/08/16

Publication Date: 2012/06/12

Obituaries

DAVIES, Irene Elizabeth (Corless)

1923 ­ 2011 -- Irene Elizabeth Davies (Corless) of Red Deer passed away at Red Deer Regional Hospital on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at the age of 88 years. Irene Elizabeth Corless was born in 1923 in Saint Helens- Haydock, Lancashire, United Kingdom of Great Britain.

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DE RUYTER, John Anthonie

John Anthonie De Ruyter passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on December 13, 2010 after a long fought battle with illness at the age of 68 years. John was born in Heerhugowaard, Netherlands on February 25, 1942. He immigrated to Canada with his family in 1948. He resided in Ontario, where he married, raised a family and owned a dairy farm. He moved to Alberta with his family in 1976. For over 20 years John resided in Didsbury and worked for the County of Mountain View, where he was well respected and made many friends. John was predeceased by his mother Johanna and father Anthonie. He is survived by the mother of his children Marian Geddes of Red Deer; his children Ruthie (Rob) Paquette, Ron (Carol) De Ruyter, Brenda (Rob) Glasgow, Caroline De Ruyter, Tom (Leslie) De Ruyter; grandchildren Bonnie, Crystal (Chris), Lori, Jason, Sharalyn (Mike), Carter, Kassidy, Christopher, Corbyn, Rees and Darby; great-grandchildren Colton, Ryland, JaiLyn; his brothers Adrian (Jackie) Verhulst, Carl (Ruth) Verhulst, Jake (June) De Ruyter; sisters Joanne (David) Bell and Helene (Dick) De RuyterWagenaar as well as several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the medical staff at Olds Hospital and Peter Lougheed Hospital for their care throughout this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation tributes may be made directly to the Arthritis Society or Alberta Cancer Foundation. Funeral services were held Monday, December 20, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Olds with Harold Hunter officiating. Interment to follow at the Olds Cemetery. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

DENNEY, Peter

On January 19th, 2011 our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend Peter Denney passed away in a motor vehicle accident near Pullman, Washington at the age of 66 years. Peter was born October 16, 1944 in Calgary to John A. and Eileen Denney and raised in High River. He graduated from the second NAIT Forestry Class in 1968. In his early career he owned and operated Sauze Forestry Service - a forestry consulting company, and for the last 20 years was the Planning Manager for Sunpine/Sundre Forest Products. Throughout his career he never lost his passion to improve forestry practices in Alberta. Peter retired from a long and satisfying career on December 31, 2010. He and his family were very proud when he won the Ove Sorenson award (a fellow employee nominated award for having an outstanding attitude and ability to work with people). Pete was an avid outdoorsman, explorer (on horse, land, water and sea), fisherman, hunter, and a cowboy at heart. His inclusive and infectious personality resulted in untold numbers of friends with whom he shared his many adventures. He was very community minded, participating in a wide variety of activities and volunteer organizations such as Friends of the Eastern Slopes, Rotary, Sundre Volunteer Search and Rescue, 4-H, the Lions and others. He is survived by his beloved wife Lydia (nee Sewepagaham), his children: Shannon (Leo) Fagnan, Kendra (Donny) Sahli, and Celine Sewepagaham- Denney; brother Norman (Janice) and sister Jacqueline (Ralph) Nelson as well as his many nieces, nephews and a large extended family. A Celebration of Peter's Life will be held on Friday January 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sundre Community Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Whitman County Volunteer Fire Department, 912 W, Main Street, Pullman, WA. 99163. Email condolences and stories may be sent to [email protected] Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me I once was lost, but now I'm found Was blind but now I see

Dear Mom and Grandma; Your intimate conversation with Almighty God was AWESOME. It inspires to be remembered and pursued on the road to triumph. You loved us in a peculiar way and were always of a giving spirit. Your un-ending desire of youth and freedom arrived with your final courageous battle.

For this corruptible must put on incorruption, And this mortal must put on immortality... O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

Our memories are memorial enough. To us, we were your family and we stood by you in your final hours. Know that you are much loved and greatly missed. William, Christine, Leslie, Jason, Landon, Bart, Ben, Amy and Sister Helen and Nephews David and John in England.

Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done, On Earth As It Is In Heaven - Amen

Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are in care of Dustin Goddu, Funeral Director at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 ­ 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403-340-4040.

Publication Date: 2010/12/21

deCOVERLEY, Trish

May 10, 1966 - March 15, 2011 -- Trish passed away suddenly and was taken home to be with her Lord and Savior as a result of heart failure in the early morning of March 15, 2011. Trish was the third child born to Ken and Pat Westin on May 10, 1966 in Calgary. The family moved to Chestermere, Alberta in 1970 with Trish's older siblings, Joy and Rob and two younger brothers Dave and James. Some years later, Ken and Pat added even more to Trish's family through the adoption of Victor, Ricky,and Priscilla. Trish was always a cheerful and bubbly girl who loved people and was a joy to all those around her. She started talking at 6 months old and dancing at 9 months: this grew into a lifelong passion, as anyone who knew her knew her love of dance. Trish started out as a young performer winning many awards. As an adult, she opened her own Dance Studio to pass this love onto each of the students she truly cared for. During these busy years, Trish's family grew to five boys who were pride and joy; rarely did you ever see her without at least one of them by her side. Growing up near Chestermere Lake, east of Calgary, it was easy for her to grow fond of the water. Trish passed this fondness for the water on to her boys as she took them on numerous houseboating trips with her own Mum and Dad and extended family. Family was always on the top of Trish's priorities. She loved spending quality time with her boys whether it was relaxing times together at home, trips to Calaway Park of Disney World, taking them to numerous dance festivals or watching them compete in the Summer Games. They are all memories that her family will treasure forever. Trish will be lovingly remembered by her immediate family, her extended family and especially by her five boys Kevin, Kyle, Joel, Jaydon and Tyson. A Memorial Service was held at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Dickson, Alberta on Monday March 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, Trust Funds for Trish's children have been up at the Eckville District Savings & Credit Union (located in Spruce View Co-op) and the ATB in Olds. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Innisfail entrusted with arrangements. 403-227-0006 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2011/01/25

Publication Date: 2011/12/27

DOBUSH, Eli Jerry

On Friday, April 20, 2012 Eli Jerry Dobush passed away peacefully following a short but courageous battle with Lung Cancer. Eli is survived by his loving wife, Margaret of 50 years; his children, Darcy of Olds, Darrell (Rena) of Calgary and Lisa (Paul) of Olds as well as his six grandchildren: Scott, Jordan, Kurt, Cody, Jace and Sara. He is also survived by his brother Russell (Jeanette) of Mundare and his sister Judy (Bill) Burrows of Edmonton as well as a large extended family.. Eli was predeceased by his infant daughter, Rosalie; his sister, Muriel and his two brothers: Jack and Bill. He was further predeceased by his daughter-in-law Andrea. Eli was born July 20, 1937 at Mundare, Alberta and was raised on the family farm there. In 1957 he took employment with the ATB in Ponoka while earning an extra income as a short order cook.. In 1958 he transferred to Olds where he continued to maintain a second job as well. During this time he met Margaret Calouri who was playing in a band at many of the local dances. In 1961 Eli went to work for Bill Bilida, after five years he took over the business that eventually became Olds Contracting which he operated until his passing. Eli was a proud member of the Olds Lion's Club and an active member of St. Stephen's Parish. He was an industrious man who enjoyed travelling to Mexico for holidays. Eli was dedicated to and proud of his family. He was a likeable fellow that you would enjoy once you took the time to get to know him. Those who wish to pay their respects to the Late Mr. Eli Dobush are welcome to gather one hour prior to the Prayer Service and Mass. A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds AB T4 H 1B8 with Reverend Ron Dobush officiating. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 4302 ­ 57 Avenue, Olds with Father Maurice Okolie Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations In Eli's name may be directed to the "Play Ground" at the Holy Trinity School, Box 4228, Olds, AB T4H 1P8. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds, AB T4H 1B8. Phone 403 556 3223. Locally owned and operated proudly serving our community for over 49 years.

DAVIS, Mansel Laverne

Mansel Laverne Davis of Sundre peacefully passed away July 3, 2012 at the age of 75 years. Mansel's career with the Alberta Forest Service brought him and his family to Sundre in 1972. Following his retirement in 1991, his endeavours with Green Chief Environmental Services enabled his passions in life to enjoy time with Marilyn, including winters in Arizona. Mansel will be remembered for his active roles with the Sundre Legion, numerous volunteer positions including Sundre and District Museum, Community Van and Sundre United Church. He is survived by his loving wife Marilyn of 52 years; children Thomas (Sherry) Davis, Kevin (Marie) Davis, Robert Davis, Sean (Sandra) Davis; grandchildren Erin Davis, Colin Davis, Scott Pulsifer, Shawn Pulsifer, Rebecca Morrison, Darian Davis; sister Dorothy Delorme of Surrey, BC; brother Marwood (Leona) Davis of Darwell, AB; sister-in-law Lil Davis of West Bank, BC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held on Monday July 9, 2012 at the Sundre United Church with Reverend Frank Johnson officiating. Interment was held at the Sundre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Sundre Museum or Sundre United Church. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2012/07/10

DE LUCA, Carmine Primo

Carmine Primo De Luca of Olds beloved husband of the late Claire De Luca, passed away at the Olds Hospital on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the age of 76 years. Carmine's memory will be cherished by his daughter Tina and son Paul (Tannis) as well as their daughters Shekinah and Rhiannon. Carmine's memory will be further cherished by his two sisters: Juliette and Alice; his brother Louis (Doris) and numerous nieces, nephews and inlaws. He was predeceased by his beloved wife in 2008 as well as by three brothers and many dear pets. Carmine was born and raised in the Italian district of Montreal, being the 2nd youngest of 7 children. Mischief and fun followed him through his years. He met the love of his life Claire in January of 1962 and knew she was the one. They married in August and began a life of adventure together. Carmine's zest for life and love of shenanigans was evenly matched by Claire's grace and elegance. In 1968 they moved to Calgary where they lived for thirty years and raised their two children, before retiring to Olds in 1998. Carmine enjoyed westerns, comedies and even cartoons. He liked bingo, lotto tickets and challenging puzzles. He was a gifted carpenter and locksmith who won many awards and accolades while working as a home builder. He had a heart of gold and helped many people along the way. He was always able to find the positive in any situation and inspired others to find and feel hope. Carmine had a soft-spot for animals and cared for many whether or not they were his own. He was a good storyteller with a sharp wit and great sense of humour. He truly had a knack for making others laugh and had an infectious smile. It's comforting to know that on the 18th of August Carmine and Claire will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in heaven together. We are sure heaven is roaring with laughter since his arrival. Carmine would want people to honour and remember him by adopting a pet, donating to a charity, volunteering or sharing a laugh but most of all by loving and living with all your heart. Carmine lived by example and did well. Bon Voyage "Lou Lou". Carmine was laid to rest beside Claire at a private family interment on Friday, August 17, 2012. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Carmine's name may be directed to the Olds and District Hospice Society, PO Box 70026, Olds, AB T4H 3Z0. Condolences and funny reflections can be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 - 46 Street, Olds, AB T4H 1B8. Phone 403 556 3223.

Publication Date: 2011/03/22

DEMORE, Bonnie Susan

Bonnie Demore passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the age of 61 years. Bonnie was born on Tuesday, March 15, 1949 in Olds. Bonnie is survived by her husband Ray Demore of Olds, son Brandon (Chloe) Steene of California, daughter Kendra (Mike) Rodway of Calgary, Step-Children Rick, Theresa and Cathy along with many step-grandchildren. Also left to cherish Bonnie's memory are her three grandchildren; Owen, Violet and James. Bonnie is further survived by one brother; Richard (Janet) Taylor. Bonnie was predeceased by her parents Gordon and Myrtle Taylor and two brothers; Ronnie Taylor and Terry Taylor. Funeral Service was held Friday, March 4, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at Mountain View Funeral Chapel. Cremation took place following the service. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel; 5226 - 46 Street, Olds, Alberta T4H 1B8. Phone: 403-556-3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

Publication Date: 2012/04/24

DODD, Glen Reed

March 28, 1940 ­ March 22, 2011 -- It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved brother Glen in Traverse City, MI of complications from a brief struggle with lung cancer. He was the son of the late Barbara and Bill Dodd of Harmattan, loving father of Mark (Traverse City), Joanne (Chris) Thornton, and grandpa of Fiona of Olympia, WA. His loving siblings Dale (Marlene) Medicine Hat, Darlene Reed (Ron), Brian (Maureen) of Calgary, Gary (Carole) Edmonton, and Dean (Kate) Red Deer will hold dear their memories of hard work but happy times growing up together on the family farm in the Harmattan community. Also surviving are brother Don (Ann) Sylvan Lake, sister Marie Edgerton (Claude) Didsbury, and niece Trudy Fullerton (Bev) Sylvan Lake, as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. After graduating from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. in geophysics, Glen settled in Calgary working in the oil and gas industry. He eventually established his consulting company, G.R.D Resources and moved with his family to Traverse City, MI, where his company met with great success; he was still actively involved in his company at the time of his death. Glen loved his home and property in the woods on Grand Traverse Bay where he enjoyed many outdoor pursuits. He collected and enjoyed fine wines, loved to cook and entertain, and putter in his garden. A memorial service was held on April 9, 2011 in Traverse City. The Dodd family will celebrate Glen's life at a family reunion in June.

Publication Date: 2011/03/08

Publication Date: 2012/08/21

Publication Date: 2011/04/19

Obituaries

DODD, William Donald

It is with great sadness that we wish to announce the passing of William Donald (Don) Dodd on March 29, 2012 at the age of 84. Don will be sadly missed by his loving wife Anne; daughter Trudy (Bev) Fullerton; son Derek (Jamey) Dodd; daughter-in-law Marilyn Elliot; sisters Marie (Claude) Edgerton, Darlene (Ron) Read; brothers Dale (Marlene) Dodd, Gary (Carole) Dodd, Brian (Maureen) Dodd, Dean (Kathy) Dodd and Anne's family daughter Judy Lloyd, Barb Walsh, Eve (Rick) Holowach; sons West Lloyd, Joe (Susan) Bernier and Darcy Bernier. He will be sadly missed by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. By Don's request there will be no funeral service. There will be a gathering for family and friends at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No.212, Sylvan Lake, Alberta on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made in Don's name to the Bentley Care Centre. Condolences may be forwarded though www.sylvanlakefuneralhome.ca. Sylvan Lake and Rocky Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151

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DOYLE, Marshall Sidney "Sid"

Marshall Sidney "Sid" Doyle passed peacefully away January 14, 2011 at the age of 84 years. He was born July 6, 1926 in Lancer, Saskatchewan to John George and Charlotte Annie Doyle. He was the sixth of ten children. Sid attended Flax Hill School three miles from the Doyle farm. He grew up during the depression eating green apples and salted cod which was supplied by the government. He looked forward to the hunting season retrieving geese for five cents a bird. Sid was sixteen when he started working at a dairy farm near Eston, SK. He then signed a contract for $642 for a year's work on a farm near Virden, MB. This contract exempted him from war service. In 1946/47, Sid worked on a combining crew that moved northward from Texas, Oklahoma and Dakota. In 1948, Sid followed his father and brothers Ron and Eric to Sundre. They had read an ad in the Free Press placed by Theron Sarles regarding land for sale in Sundre. Sid worked for Mart Romaine doing carpentry work and later with John Marek. In 1952, he purchased a planer and began planing for the Dean brothers and later the Indians at Morley. Sid met Doris Overguard and they married in 1955 in Edmonton. In 1956, their first son Bruce Michael was born. Sid worked in the bush during the next two winters and spent the summers with Martin Overguard constructing dams for Ducks Unlimited. A second son, Wilfred Brian was born in 1958. Throughout the sixties Sid enjoyed hunting in the fall with cousins Vern and Jim Hawes. In 1969 Sid and Doris swapped properties with Olaf and Linda Sande. The Sandes moved into the little house that Sid had built in 1953 at the foot of Snake Hill while the Doyles moved three miles south along the Bergen Road. Music was an important part of his life. He learned to play the violin when he was nine. His father played violin and his brother Eric played guitar. Sid played in the school band and dances. Sid, Brian, Reg Fryling and others played at various dances and functions around Sundre. After Brian left home, Sid was active playing his fiddle and guitar with the Seniors' Band the Sun Beams. Sid coached the boys' hockey teams for 17 years, first on the outdoor hockey rink and later in the new arena. In 1982 Sid and Doris spent a month in Yuma, Arizona with his brother Ron. They enjoyed their time in Arizona so they purchased a lot and built a small home. They enjoyed many winters in Arizona. In summer months Sid helped Bruce and Frank on the farm fixing machinery and helping at harvest time. Sid was very proud of his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching them play baseball, hockey and soccer. Doris passed away in 2005. In 2006 Sid married Rose Marie Rutledge. He enjoyed their trips to Ontario, Florida and Arizona. Sid's carpentry skills had a lasting impression on Sundre. He assisted Mart Romaine with the construction of the Red & White Store and the original curling rink. After Mr. Romaine's death, Sid and John Marek worked on the Sundre Hotel and also built the Sundre United Church. He worked on the Sundre Hospital and rebuilt Toone's Garage in 1968. Sid worked with several people to raise money for a covered ice arena. In 1971, Sid got the contract from Wilson Arch of Calgary to build it. Sid's last major undertaking that he was in charge of was the construction of the West Country Seniors' Centre. As with the arena project, volunteer labour was key to this project. Fred and Dave Burke and many others, donated many hours of their time to both the arena and Seniors' Centre. These two structures could not have been built without the volunteers he coordinated. Sid leaves behind sons Bruce (June), Brian (Violet); grandchildren Kevin, Murray (Selena), Jean Child, Stella (Gaylon) Ronnenberg, Mary (Paul) Koltusky, Rose Marie, Murray (Judy) Rutledge and his furry friends Adolf and Whitey. Funeral services were held on Thursday January 27, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Sundre United Church with Reverend Frank Johnson officiating. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice or Sundre Hospital. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

DUBE, Margaret (Maggie)

September 7, 1960 to July 4, 2012 -- Born in Toronto to Rev George Bell and Betty Ann Mossman. Spent early years in Oshawa and Sudbury, Ont. She moved to Alberta in 1981, with her son Jed (born Sept 17, 1980). She married Gerald Dube in Sept 1985, and had daughter Nicole born March 24 1988. She ran her tack shop in Wimborne from 1986 to the end of 1987. She had a general accounting and tax preparation business in Innisfail. Then went onto working for Sunterra Farms in there Accounting office in Acme. She always took on more work than she could do. Horses and the animals were her passion in life, after her family. She liked to keep her life simple, didn't expect anything fancy or expensive. Her later years she raised shire horses, which followed the footsteps of her father. She is pre-deceased by her son Jed in October 1, 1999. She is survived husband Gerald, daughter Nicole and her parents Rev. George Bell and Betty Ann Mossman; sister Fiona Haines. Funeral services were held on Tuesday July 10, 2012 at the Wimborne Community Hall with Pastor Nick Wasylowich officiating. Interment followed in the Wimborne Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Red Deer Humane Society. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2012/04/03

DOERING, Albert "Bert"

1939 ­ 2011 -- Bert passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, April 10th, 2011 at the age of 71. Bert was born Saturday, July 8th, 1939 in Empress Alberta to parents Theodore and Amelia Doering. He was raised and attended school in Etonia, Saskatchewan. In 1968 he married Helen Eichler of Bigger, Saskatchewan and together they farmed in Rolling Hills, Alberta until moving to Craigmyle, Alberta in 1974 to continue farming. In 1977 they made their final move settling and farming in Didsbury, Alberta. Bert was a member of the Elks, Kinsmen-K40. He enjoyed attending every auction he could to "Bull S---" with the boys. He almost always ended up buying something to bring home. He also enjoyed curling and attending the accordion music festival in Kimberly, B.C. every year. He volunteered for a variety of events over the years but his greatest loves were farming and playing with his granddaughters. He spoiled them rotten with his love and time. In his later years Bert and Helen enjoyed travelling to different parts of the world. Most memorable were Cuba and Europe. Bert leaves behind his loving wife of 42 years Helen, his two sons Vance and Kevin, his daughter-in-law Lynn, two granddaughters Morgan and Gjoa. He also leaves behind brothers and sisters Elvena (John) Baes, Alan (Bev) Doering, Helen Stotz, Doreen (Al) Peers, Rosalee (John) Doering / Powers, Don (Lotte) Doering. Memorial Services to be held Thursday April 21st, 2011 at 1:00pm at the Olds Legion with a celebration of life to follow. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to STARS Foundation 1441 ­ Aviation PK N.E. Box 570 Calgary, Alberta T2E 9Z9 or The Heart and Stroke Foundation 202, 5913 50 Ave, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4C4. Condolence to the family can be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 1431 ­ 21 Ave Didsbury, Alberta T0M 0W0. Phone: 403-335-4773. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

Publication Date: 2012/07/10

DuHAULT, Lynne Susan

Mrs. Lynne Susan DuHault of Eagle Hill passed away in the sunny afternoon on the 08 May 2012 at the age of 53 years. She fought a long struggle with cancer and at her side throughout the process was her loving and devoted husband Adrian Anthony René Jaçques DuHault of 22 years marriage. Lynne was Adrian's guiding light keeping him on the correct course. She was a giving and passionate person who was always there for her family. She will be sadly missed by her mother Grace ANDOH, her sister Edith GENFI, and her nephews Mark and Michael GENFI and her nieces Natalie GENFI and Charmaine GENFI with her beloved husband and children. Lynne will be deeply missed by her friends. Lynne was predeceased by her father. Lynne was born along the West Africa coast line called Cape Coast, GHANA. Lynne loved the outdoors and nature itself but just couldn't quite get used to the cold winters. Donation's on Lynne's behalf can be made to Olds and District Hospice Society. The service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday May 23,2012 at First Baptist Church 5005-53 Avenue, Olds, Alberta, T4H IH6. Wonso Mu! Wonso Mu! Wonyi Nyinpa Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, 5303-50 Ave, Olds. AB 403-507- 8610 www.heartlandfuneralservice.com

Publication Date: 2012/05/22

DUMONTIER, Elda

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great- grandmother, Elda DuMontier on April 22nd, 2011 at the age of 98 years. Elda journeyed to heaven peacefully following a constant vigil by family members and a fantastic Palliative Care team. Elda was born on December 16, 1912 in Cluny Alberta to Hermedous and Annie Maurice. She married Leo DuMontier September 30, 1939. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, two brothers and a sister. If one measures their worth by their life's work then Elda's worth was priceless. She consciously and enthusiastically devoted her life to her family, especially her nine children Joe DuMontier (Janet), Charlotte Empey (Les), Elaine Gidyk (Dick), Marietta Elliott (Bruce), Jerry DuMontier, Rita Stafford-Mayer (Rod), Sylvia Alford (Jim), Annette King (Bob) and Theresa Janzen (Rick). She also leaves to mourn her cherished 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. At an early age, Elda's parents moved to the family homestead south of Three Hills where Elda and Leo followed in her father's footsteps continuing to farm the land. She farmed until 1993 when at the age of 81 she decided to retire to Olds to be nearer to family. The farm was an important part of her life and she often mentioned how much she missed the farm. The past three years she has resided at the Olds Continuing Care Centre. Elda was a devout Catholic, a member of the Catholic Women's League since 1936, a life member of the Royal Purple and a sincere community minded person. Above all else, providing a comfortable warm home, great home cooked meals and a love of family, were first and foremost in Elda's life. A funeral mass was held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Three Hills on Friday April 29, 2011. Interment followed at the Three Hills Catholic Cemetery. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds Alberta, in charge of arrangements. 403-507-8610.

Publication Date: 2011/04/19

Publication Date: 2011/02/01

DRESLER, Willibald

Mr. Willibald Dresler of Olds beloved husband of Margarethe Dresler passed away at the Olds Hospital on Good Friday, April 6, 2012 at the age of 84 years. Willibald's memory will be cherished by his wife of 63 years as well as his Helga (Jim) Woods, Horst (Debbie Goodman) Dresler, Monica (Allan Bassett) Dresler as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and a large extended family. Willibald was born in Winsdorf, Germany and apprenticed as a Blacksmith as a young man. He served in the German Airforce before he met his beautiful wife Margarethe. They were married December 18th, 1948 in the Hann Munden City Hall and had their union blessed on December 26th of that year. Willibald and Margarethe were blessed with two children before immigrating to Canada. Their family was made complete with the birth of their daughter Monica. In Canada Willibald worked for Rothmans Tobacco and maintained a dairy farm. While Willibald worked in other areas his focus was on his family. He will be remembered for his devotion to his family and sense of responsibility to his work. A Graveside Service was held at the Olds Cemetery on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor David Ingram officiating. The Dresler family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Inglis, Dr. Dyken and all the compassionate staff of the Olds Hospital. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. If friends do desire, memorial donations may be directed to the Alberta Cancer Foundation 710-10123 99 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1. Arrangements were entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds AB T4H 1B8. Phone 403 556 3223. Locally owned and operated proudly serving our community for over 49 years.

Publication Date: 2011/04/26

Publication Date: 2012/05/08

Obituaries

DUNN, Myles Albert

Myles Albert Dunn passed away September 4 2012 at the age of 63. Myles was born in Olds Alberta December 10 1948. He got his education in Olds. Myles will forever be remembered by his best friend and wife Diane. Myles will be remembered by his children James, Jesse, Sharlette(Christopher) Cindy (Bryce) he was so proud of each one and all they have accomplished, his brother Gordon (Elaine) sister Connie (Frank) sister in law Ruth (John) sister in law Becky (Heber) Susan (Frank) Sylvia (Richard) Brenda (Eric) brother in law Robert (Tammy) Richard (Louise) Bill (Melony) and his mother in law Kathy several nieces and nephews as well great nieces and nephews Myles loved his grandchildren each and everyone of them were very special and such a proud grandpa he was. Myles was predeceased by his parents Albert and Mary Dunn brothers Terry and Ron and father in law Bob Brandly. Myles loved to collect old cars watch documentaries and World war II movies. He was hard working determined and strong willed. Myles had an awesome sense of humor which was evident in his laugh and dancing eyes. He loved to go for coffee with his buddies at their favorite watering hole. You can shed tears that he is gone or you can smile because he lived. You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left. Your heart can be empty because you can't see him or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember him and only that he's gone or you can cherish his memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back, or you can do what he'd want, smile, open your eyes, love and go on. Myles was laid to rest September 14, 2012 in the Olds Cemetery.

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EDWARDS, Edward (Ted) Rowland

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dearly beloved husband and father Edward (Ted) Rowland Edwards on September 5, 2012. Ted was born in St. Paul, Alberta on June 26, 1929 and moved to Rocky Mountain House at the age of eight. There he played baseball, hockey, did lots of trail riding, fished, hunted and trapped. He completed his high school education and then moved to Edmonton where he began his career as a Purchasing Agent for an electrical/mechanical construction company. Ted and Mary were married in 1957 and had three children. Ted spent a lot of time with his family and friends fishing, hunting and camping all over Alberta and British Columbia. He especially enjoyed his trips to Pacific Rim National Park, the Okanagan, Barkerville and the Shuswaps. After Ted retired, he spent five summers working for the Forest Service in Nordegg as a campground attendant and loved interacting with the campers. Ted was a great ambassador for the parks. Mary retired the following year allowing them to tour the Yukon and Alaska for two months where Ted landed a 50 pound salmon! Ted enjoyed many other activities. He was a great bowler, played lots of golf, crosscountry skied, and did lots of hiking while on their camping trips. He also enjoyed gold panning and did quite well! He loved travelling and went on trips to Hawaii, Maui and through all the western states. In 1984 they took the trip of a lifetime touring Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia. Ted was a diehard fan of the Edmonton Eskimos and Oilers and attended many games while in Edmonton. Ted and Mary moved to Olds in 2001 where they celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary surrounded by family and friends. Ted enjoyed his time in Olds and much time was spent playing cribbage, winning at bingo and enjoying his grandchildren. Ted is survived by his loving wife Mary, daughters Laurie (Jon), Roxane (Wes), and son Ted (Jennifer). Ted will be missed by his grandchildren Lindsay, Kaitlyn, Eric, Teddy, Kathleen and Cooper; three sisters Peggy Robins, Kay Cormack and June (William) Seagar. Ted was predeceased by his parents Edward and Margaret, sister Doreen and brothers-in-law Rennie Cormack and Jack Robins. A celebration of Ted's life occurred on September 8th, 2012 at the Olds United Church with Reverend David Gilchrist officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Olds Hospice Society or the Olds Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

EKISS, Freda

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Freda Ekiss. Freda passed away Friday May 20, 2011 at the Olds Hospital. She was born in Gradenfeld, Russia October 26, 1916 a twin sister to brother Nick and they were the youngest of the family. Peter and Elizabeth Kroker, their 4 sons and 5 daughters immigrated to Canada in 1925. They settled in Sedalia, Alberta where Freda began school at the age of 9 years unable to speak any English. She worked various jobs prior to arriving in Olds in 1948. Freda met Gordon Ekiss in Olds and they were married February 26, 1949 at the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Two children were blessed to call them their parents; Reg in 1954 and Joyce in 1956. Freda worked at the Olds College for 12 years. When she retired, Freda and good friend Rita Larsen travelled to many places all over the world. She loved to bowl and did so for many years, bowling on many leagues. Shuffleboard was another one of Freda's activities she enjoyed playing at the Olds Legion with Ollie Hays. They both participated in many Senior Games winning gold, silver and bronze many times. Freda said it was only a game, but she really did want to win! Freda is survived by her two children son Reg; daughter Joyce (Rob); two granddaughters Robin & Ashley Whitford; two sisters-in-law Loretta Ekiss and Dorothy Kroker as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Freda's Life will be held on Saturday June 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church with Pastor Dave Ingram officiating. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Mount View Lodge, Olds. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2011/05/31

Publication Date: 2012/09/18

ELLENTON, Earl Kaye ("Duke")

With sadness we announce the passing of our dad, Duke Ellenton on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at the age of 81. Dad was born in High River and raised in Nanton before gaining an electronics diploma at S.A.I.T. This education launched a 35 year career with the Canadian Western National Gas Company (ATCO) in Nanton, Olds, Banff and Canmore. In Olds, he pioneered the installation of the original natural gas lines to service the growing community. Sports and nature was Duke's religion in which he excelled and through which he made lifelong friendships. Against all odds in 1956, he was a leading defenseman on the small town Nanton Palaminos hockey club who rose to prominence by winning the Big 6 Championship. He would move on to several more championship hockey teams (Bees, Elks) in Olds during the Sixties where he won league scoring titles in spiriting his teams to excellence. Dad was also a great baseball player and coached minor ball in Olds for many years. He also served as president of the Olds Golf Club; was an active member of the Olds Kiwanis Club, Alberta Fish and Game, Pheasant Rehabilitation and Ducks Unlimited. Duke also loved to wheel and deal cars and his first purchase, a 1941 Dodge sedan, would be followed by 55 more acquisitions over the next 60 years. Dad's motto was a stranger is just a friend you haven't met yet and he lived it to a fault. Duke is survived by his wife and best friend Kathy; sons Philip and Brent (Shannon); daughters Barbara (Robert) Wall and Nancy; brother Gary (Louise); grandchildren Matthew, Stefanie, Elizabeth and Jaymie. He was predeceased by his parents Earl and Sarah. At Duke's request, instead of a funeral, a private party will be held for close family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Duke Ellenton to the World Wildlife Fund 245 Eglinton Avenue East Suite 410 Toronto, Ontario M4P 3G1 or The Canadian Cancer Society 200, 325 Manning Road N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P5. Condolences to the family can be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds, Alberta T4H 1B8. Phone 403-556-3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

EBELING, John Henry

June 1, 1927 ­ January 14, 2012 -- John Ebeling of Olds passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the age of 84 years. John was born in Bentley, AB. He is survived by his children, Kathie and Jim Morrison of Barrhead, AB, Judy and Ron Fraser of Westlock, AB, John and Nancy Ebeling of Gull Lake, AB and Linda and Keith Dechant of Houston, TX; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters and a brother; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Millicent. No Memorial Service will be held at this time. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to STARS Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7, Phone: 403-295-1811. In living memory of John Ebeling, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

Publication Date: 2012/09/25

EHRHARDT, Emma Lilian

Emma Lilian Ehrhardt of Olds passed away on June 5, 2012 at the age of 90 years. Emma was born in 1922 on the Jensen farm, six miles east of Olds, where she grew up with her nine siblings. She described her family as having "a minimum of material goods but a generous quantity of enjoyment, fun, learning and family experience." After high school, Emma attended the Calgary Normal School for teacher training and began her career in 1940 at Smouse Creek. She married Dave Ehrhardt in 1943, becoming a farm wife and later a mother. When the family moved to Olds in 1956, Emma returned to teaching. She taught in Innisfail and then Olds at elementary, junior and senior high school levels. She completed her career at Olds College specializing in public speaking. While teaching and raising her family, Emma completed a Bachelor of Education in 1970. Emma was active on many boards and in numerous organizations including the Recreation Board, the Library Board, the Olds Golf Club, the Royal Purple, the Evergreens, the Clarion Toast Mistress Club, the Women's Institute and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Legion. She golfed and curled for many years and was proud to achieve a hole in one at the Olds Golf Course at the age of 79. Emma spent the last two years at Sunrise Village, happily engaged in bridge, scrabble and singing in the Evergreen Choir with her many dear friends. Throughout all her life Emma remained engaged and interested in lives of her immediate and extended family. She is survived by her son Roger (Jill Hawkins) of Ottawa; son in law Kent (Sharon) Mitchell of Edmonton; grandchildren Brett Mitchell (Laura Bickle) of Toronto, Tara Mitchell (Michel Rooijackers) of Singapore, Garth Ehrhardt (Erica Burton) of Ottawa and Julia Ehrhardt of Ottawa; great grandchildren Paige and Zoe Mitchell of Toronto. She is also survived by her siblings Harold, Clarence and June and many members of the Ehrhardt and Jensen families in Canada, the United States and Denmark. She was predeceased by her husband Dave, her daughter Wendy Mitchell, her parents and six of her siblings. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Olds and District Hospice Society or to the Olds Hospital and Care Centre. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church (5022 52nd Street) on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 2:00pm with Pastor John Lentz officiating. Messages of condolence to the family may be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapels, Olds. Phone: 403-556-3223. Proudly serving our community for over 49 years.

Publication Date: 2012/01/17

EDGAR, William John

Mr. Bill Edgar of Sundre passed away at the Foothills Hospital Centre on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at the age of 69 years. Bill is survived by his sons: Mark (Jeanie) of Langley, BC and Mike (Lori) of Sundre; his daughters: Lisa (Dale) Pederson of Sundre, Darlene (Ken) Edgar and Kathy (Neil) Meyer both of Calgary as well as their mothers Ann-Marie and Meryle. His memory will be further cherished by his 16 grandchildren: Carry Ann, Dawn, Kayla, Brittany, Bailey, Ashley, Anthony, Megan, Ryan, Cara, Andrew, Billy, Emily, Isabelle, Lexi and Sadie as well as 4 greatgrandchildren. Bill will also be dearly missed by his 3 sisters: Brenda, Pat and Stormy as well as their spouses. Bill's memory will be treasured by his good friend Kenny and the Saunders Family. Bill was born in London, England; he immigrated to Canada at the age of five. He was raised in the Fallen Timber/ Graham area where he also received his schooling. Bill made trucking his life. Although he moved his family throughout BC it was Sundre where he set down his roots. Bill will be remembered for being a dedicated and hardworking man. He had strong morals and a true sense of responsibility, always willing to lend a helping hand. A Celebration of Bill's life was held at Branch # 223 of the Royal Canadian Legion, 135 ­ 6 Street SE, Sundre on Friday, August 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. A private family interment followed the service as well as a reception back at the Legion. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be directed to S.T.A.R.S. Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Foundation ­ Calgary Base, 1441 Aviation Park N.E. Box 570, Calgary, AB T2E 9Z9. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 112 ­ 1 Street NW, Sundre. Phone 403 - 638 -1853. Locally owned and operated proudly serving our community for over 46 years.

Publication Date: 2011/08/16

ELLIOTT, Rocky Lane

Mr. Rocky Lane Elliott of the Iola District, Bluffton, Alberta, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at the age of 57 years. Rocky will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife, Joni; his three sons, Kyle (Victoria) Elliott of Cochrane and their son, Micah; Kaleb Elliott (Jacquie Whittle) of Calgary; and Kole Elliott of the Iola District; and his daughter, Korina (Mike) Roussel of Strathmore and their daughter, Ellyott. He will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his father, Ken Elliott of Mayerthorpe; and two brothers, Roy (Ruby) Elliott of Water Valley, Alberta; and Hector Elliott of Westward Ho, Alberta; as well as other relatives and many friends. Rocky was predeceased by his mother, Joy. A Public Funeral Service in Celebration of Rocky's Life was held at the Bluffton Community Hall, Bluffton on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Bernie Rist officiating. Interment preceded the Funeral Service in the Iola Fairview Cemetery, Bluffton at 10:00 a.m. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Rocky's Memory may be made directly to the charity of one's choice. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by e-mail to: [email protected] Funeral and Burial Arrangements for the Late Mr. Rocky Lane Elliott entrusted to the care of Oberhammer Funeral Chapels Ltd., Box 717, 4922 - 50 Avenue, Rimbey, Alberta.

Publication Date: 2011/08/09

Publication Date: 2012/06/12

Publication Date: 2011/09/13

ENGEL-BRACKEN, Crystal

Crystal Engel of Olds, Alberta passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at the age of 42 years. She is survived by her loving family; her soul mate Ronald Nichols; parents Gary and Sylvia; brother Darren (Trish) and niece Ryan as well as numerous relatives and friends. A service will not be held by request. In lieu of flowers, if friends wish a donation in Crystal's memory may be made to charity of one's choice. Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 12 East Lake Way NE, Airdrie, Alberta. (403) 216-5111 & (403) 912 - 0307.

Publication Date: 2011/01/11

Obituaries

ENGEL, Walter William

1923 - 2011 -- Mr. Walter William Engel passed away peacefully at the Innisfail Health Care Centre on February 4, 2011 at the age of 87 years. Walter was born February 27, 1923 on the family farm in the Lauderdale District located northwest of Castor where he was also raised. Walter served in the Armed Forces from 1942 to 1946 when he returned home to continue farming on the home place. Walter married Pauline Fano in 1950 and moved to Bowden in 1955 where they resided until his passing. Walter is survived by his loving wife Pauline and his three daughters Judy (Gene) Connon of Sherwood Park, Beverley (Dwayne) Bartley of Calgary and Lynn (Bob) Orr of Sundre. He is also survived by four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister Barbara and his brother Alfred. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew's United Church (Bowden, Alberta) on February 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial tributes may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Andrew's United Church. 4415- 49th St. Innisfail, Telephone 227-0006.

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FESWICK, Pamela Anne

1957 - 2012 -- Pamela Anne Feswick, of Olds, Alberta died peacefully on Monday March 28, 2012 in the Olds Hospital. She was 54 years of age. She was born on October 13, 1957 in Woodstock, Ontario. She is survived by her husband Stephen, of Olds, AB; her oldest son Derek Phillip, of Vancouver, BC and her youngest son, Corey Daniel, of Olds, AB. Pamela had 5 beautiful grandchildren; Indianna Arden and Rio Isabella of Olds, AB; Emma Tori and Lylah Pearl of Vancouver, BC and their brother Smith Benjamin. Pamela was a remarkable woman, who tirelessly tended to her husband while he recovered from Hodgkin's disease for the past 3 years. Even during her illness, she never waivered from offering herself to others needing comfort; a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on. Thanks must be expressed to the remarkable medical community in Olds, AB who demonstrated ongoing care and support during this trying three year period. A Memorial Service for Pamela has been held. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca

FLINN, Rita R.

1938 - 2012 -- Mrs. Rita Flinn passed away unexpectedly at Olds, Alberta on August 17, 2012 at the age of 73 years. Rita was born on December 20, 1938 at Vegreville to Thomas and Lillian Simmonds. On December 3, 1958 Rita married the love of her life William (Bill) Flinn of Olds. Rita enjoyed following Bill around from job to job throughout the province, meeting new friends along the way. She always enjoyed spending time with family and friends playing cards, and all the family pets that came to visit that often ended up staying. She also enjoyed spending time at various curling clubs. Rita is survived by her two sons Tom (Judi) Flinn of Toronto, Ontario, and Gord (Kim) Flinn of Stony Plain, Alberta; one grandson Travis (Robyn) Pregitzer of Red Deer, Alberta; and two sisters: Lois Olsen of Irma and Faye (Sonny) Smith of Mannville as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rita was predeceased by her loving husband of 53 years William (Bill) 2001, her parents, three sisters and two brothers. A Celebration of Life was held Friday August 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wimborne Community Hall. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made to the charity of your choice. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/02/15

ESKESEN, Gudrun

April 26, 2012 was a day of sadness and rejoicing. Gudrun passed away at the Long Term Care facility in Olds, where she has resided the past 4 years. Gudrun was born in Redvers, Sask. on March 30, 1924. Her family lived in Saskatchewan and Manitoba before moving to Sundre in 1946. She was the bookkeeper for Eskesen Bros. sawmill and later for several businesses in Sundre. In 1971 she went back to school in Sundre, at the age of 47, to obtain her grade 10 certification, so she could pursue her dream of being a nurse. She worked in the Didsbury Auxiliary Hospital for many years. Gudrun is survived by her brother Art (Maureen) Eskesen, sisterin-law, Agnete Eskesen, nieces & nephews, David (Betty), Sharon, Shirley (Kurt), Lyle (Anne), Darlene (Rick). She was a Great Auntie to 16 nieces & nephews and their spouses and a Great Great Auntie to 20 children. She was pre-deceased by her sister Christine, her parents Tue & Anna Eskesen, sister-in-law Bertha Eskesen, brother Niels Eskesen & nephew-in-law Leland Kinney. Having never married, Gudrun devoted her life to her family and her church with her time and talents. Funeral services were held at Faith Lutheran Church on May 7, 2012. Memorial donations may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church or charity of choice.

Publication Date: 2012/08/28

Publication Date: 2012/04/03

FLINN, Russell Eugene

With sadness, the family of Russell Eugene Flinn of Dapp, AB announce his passing on February 13, 2012. Russell is survived by his wife Sue; his sons: Dale (Maureen), Randy, and Darcie; grandchildren: Trevor (Lori), Carrie (Garry), Rhonda (Scott), Travis, Melissa (Shane), and Brad; Great grand children: Rylan, Regan, Lian, Mitchell, Hayley, Devin, Kyle, Morgan, and Asha; two sisters: Jean Beaver, Pat (Ralph) Krause; one brother, Keith (Shirley) Flinn, as well as several other family members and friends. He was predeceased by his first wife, Esther of 50 years; his daughter, Sharon; his son, Wayne and grandson Brandon. A Graveside Service will be held at the Mayton Cemetery, Olds, AB on Saturday February 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.with Pastor Dieter Gohl officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday February 25, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at the Westlock Community Church of Christ 10915 - 106 Ave, Westlock, AB with Pastor Ken Stange officiating. Anyone wishing to do so may make a memorial donation to STARS Foundation, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, AB T2E 9Z9 or the Westlock Healthcare Centre Equipment Fund, 10220-93 St., Westlock, AB T7P 2G4. Send condolences to www.prairiefuneral.com. Prairie Sunset Funeral Home Ltd. & Crematorium, Westlock, AB 780-349-5006

FINDLAY, Don Clifford

Don Clifford Findlay, of Olds, passed away January 29, 2012 at The Salvation Army Agapé Hospice, Calgary at the age of 74 years. Don was born February 28, 1937, at Shoal Lake, MB to Cliff and Irene Findlay. Don grew up on the family farm at Kelloe, MB, and graduated from Ontario Veterinary College in 1965. He was predeceased by wife Margaret in 2009. They were married in 1961 and spent 48 happy years together. Don retired as a federal government district veterinarian in 1996. He was in charge of the quarantine station at Leduc, AB, before moving to Olds in 1983. Don enjoyed his retirement years, filling them with travel, hunting and fishing trips, curling and visits to friends and family. Don is survived by daughter Sandra (Peter), son John (fiancé Susan), granddaughter Robin, brother Douglas (Elaine) Findlay, sister Dianne MacTavish, and many cherished nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 at 2 p.m. in Olds United Church with Reverend Dong Chun Seo officiating. Interment to follow at the Olds Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to The Salvation Army Agape Hospice, Calgary Alta., 1302 8th Ave. N.W., T2N 1B8 Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2012/05/08

EVANS, Wendy

Wendy Evans passed away on May 15, 2012 at the age of 47 years. She is survived by her long-term life partner, Tim; her daughters Jamie and Brittany; one grandson; brothers Glenn (Donna), Danny, Dennis (Melinda); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. "Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" Memorial services were held on Friday May 18, 2012 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #105, Olds with Harold Hunter officiating. Interment was held at the Olds Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Breast Cancer Foundation. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2012/02/07

Publication Date: 2012/02/21

FINDLAY, Ruth (nee Johnson)

1915 - 2011 -- Ruth Findlay nee Johnson passed away peacefully at Olds, Alberta on April 6, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. She was predecesed by her husband of 72 years, Bob; sister Thelma Stunzi and brother Oliver Johnson. Ruth is survived by her sons Darwyn (Mary) and Howard (Laree) and her sister Naomi as well as eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She maintained a loving relationship with her brother and sister's in-law together with many nieces, nephews and cousins from far away. Ruth will be missed by all her special friends from Drumheller where she was a member of the Royal Purple and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. During her short time at Olds, Ruth became dear friends with residents and staff at Legacy Village and Mountview Lodge. A Celebration of Ruth's long Life will be held at First Baptist Church, 5005 53 Avenue, Olds, Alberta on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM, officiated by Pastor Harold Hunter. Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 12 East Lake Way NE, Airdrie, Alberta. (403) 556-5445 & (888) 216-5111.

FORAND, Evelyn

On February 20, 2012, Evelyn Forand (nee Dietrich) went to be with her Lord and Saviour in Olds, AB at the age of 85 years. Evelyn was born on March 6, 1926 in Ogema, Saskatchewan. She was the youngest of five children. In 1946 she married Arthur Joseph Forand where they took up residence in Radville, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by her parents Frank and Ernestine (nee Lacaille), husband Arthur, sister Elinore Bell, sister Cecilia Thiele, brother Ernest Dietrich, granddaughter Shannon Lynn, granddaughter Christina Gorr, grandson Christopher Kelemen. She is survived by her children Steve (Bev), Wayne, Louise (Jim), Frank (Kim), Elaine (Bruce), Donna (Mike), Doug (Tracey), Janet (Brent), sister Anna Cherpin, 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and other relatives. Evelyn enjoyed spending time with her family the most. She was a strong, independent woman whose faith in the Lord was unwavering. She was always willing to help in any way possible which brought joy to her life. Her generosity extended far beyond her family and friends, supporting many charitable organizations and missionaries. Evelyn was a positive and encouraging person. In respecting Evelyn's wishes a private family memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to charity of your choice.

Publication Date: 2012/05/29

FABRICIUS, Clark

Clark Fabricius passed away suddenly on November 24, 2010 at the age of 60 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife Linda; stepson Jason and stepdaughter Amanda; three granddaughters Isabelle, Breanna and Haylee and one brother Roy (Shi Mei). He was predeceased by both his parents Jack and Elsa. A private family gathering will take place. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Epilepsy Association. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/04/12

FISCHER, Elroy

Elroy Fischer of Olds passed away at the Olds Hospital on Wednesday March 2, 2011 at the age of 70 years. Elroy was born on May 15, 1940 in Hilda, Alberta to Ida and Jack Fischer. He attended school in Hilda until Grade 10 and then completed his schooling in Medicine Hat where he met the love of his life, Noreen. They were married on June 2, 1962. While in Medicine Hat he was employed with AGT and was transferred to Leduc in 1965 for 10 years, then Lethbridge for 3 years and finally to Olds as the AGT manager. After 32 years with AGT, he retired but continued to work independently in the same field until fully retiring in 2009. Elroy continued to be active in later years just as he was throughout his life. He was a competitive curler in Leduc, Lethbridge and curled with the seniors in Olds. He loved to cycle and cycled for the United Way representing AGT from Red Deer to Calgary and return to make money for the United Way. He also cycled from Suffield to Medicine Hat (twice) and Lethbridge to Medicine Hat. Elroy was also an avid hockey fan whether it be watching or playing. Elroy was an active member of the Olds Lions Club for many years. He was also actively involved with the Zion Church in Didsbury. Elroy was a kind and loving person whose greatest source of pride and joy were his children their spouses and his grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Noreen; sons Brent (Rebecca) of Airdrie; Kevin (Maureen) of Cochrane; grandchildren Alea, Luke, Kaitlynne, Noah, Malachi, Julianna and Sawyer; his mother Ida Fischer; brothers Archie (Madeline) Fischer, Stan (Heather) Fischer all of Medicine Hat; sister Audrey (Pat) Stenbeck of Pincher Creek as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday March 8, 2011 at the Zion Evangelical Missionary Church, Didsbury with Pastor Mike Morgan and Pastor Grant Sikstrom officiating. Interment took place at the Olds Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Zion Evangelical Missionary Church, Box 686, Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2012/02/28

Publication Date: 2010/12/07

FAGAN, Marjory "Marj" Ellen

Marjory "Marj" Ellen Fagan passed away November 27, 2011 at the age of 84 years. She was born November 5, 1927 in Olds to Stan and Mary Hodgson. She received her schooling in Waterside, Innisfail and Olds. In her younger years, Marj played fastball and was on the championship team of Alberta. She was an active bowler, having bowled with several different teams since 1948. Marj loved gardening and flowers. From May 6, 1946 to April 1983, Marj worked at the Bank of Montreal. On October 16, 1950 she married Paul Fagan. No children were blessed to this marriage. Marj enjoyed spending time with her husband, her brothers and their wives, her sister and all her nieces and nephews. As a volunteer, Marj spent countless hours of service for the hospital, the Sunshine Bus, Meals on Wheels and giving rides to those in need whether it be in town, Red Deer or Calgary. St. Stephen's Parish has been blessed to have Marj as an active member. She loved her church and quietly went about cleaning, tidying and working, most often behind the scenes. Marj was on parish council for two terms and was a member of the prayer group. The Catholic Women's League benefited from Marj's numerous years of service. She served a few years as secretary, many years as treasurer and always as a member with willing hands and a big heart. Marj was predeceased by her parents Stan and Mary Hodgson; husband Paul; brothers John (and wife Peggy), Harold (and wife Betty), Joe; sister Bettyann (and husband Ben) Sadler; infant sister; sisters-in-law Loretta (and husband Gord) Burroughs, Adeline (and husband Mel) Storey, Genevieve (and husband Gerry) Sutherland. She is survived by her brother Bill (Bea), sister-in-law Dawn as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a community of many friends from Olds and St. Stephen's Parish. She will be sadly missed. Goodnight and God bless until we meet again. Prayers were held on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was held on Friday December 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Olds with Father Maurice Okolie officiating. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Olds Hospice Society, CWL Future Projects or Olds Hospital Long Term Care. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

FRASER, Stanley Garry

Mr. Stanley Garry Fraser of Olds loving husband of 46 years to Evelyn Fraser passed away at the Olds Hospital and Care Centre on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the age of 73 years. Garry's memory will be cherished by his loving wife Evelyn, his daughter Dawn (Troy) Bowen and his son Jeff. His memory will be further treasured by his brother Gordon (Bev) and sister June (Jim) Reid as well as a large extended family and many dear friends. Funeral services for Garry Fraser were held at Mountain View Funeral Chapel in Olds on Monday, August 29th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Following cremation Garry will be laid to rest with his late infant daughter Lana at St. Mary's Cemetery in Calgary. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds AB T4H 1B8. Phone 403 556 3223. Locally owned and operated, proudly serving our community for over 46 years.

Publication Date: 2011/08/30

Publication Date: 2011/03/08

Publication Date: 2011/12/06

Obituaries

FRAYN, James Kenneth (Ken)

August 4, 1941 ­ January 10, 2012 -- Ken Frayn passed away in Red Deer Hospital after a courageous and short battle with cancer. He was 70 years old at his time of passing. Ken was born in Consort, AB to Helena and Thomas Frayn. The Frayn family lived in many locations over the course of Ken's childhood. They included Consort, Gadsby, Red Deer and Rimbey, AB. Ken was very active in sports all the way through his life. He was very active in basketball, baseball, fastball, hockey (playing, coaching and refereeing), and slo-pitch. Later in his life he was still trying to figure out why people wreck a good walk by chasing a little white ball around a grassy park. Ken was very fond of the outdoors. He enjoyed packing up the family and taking them camping whether it was to Westward Ho, Gull Lake or some other location. Ken also enjoyed spending time in his greenhouse and had a green thumb that won him some awards for the best cucumbers at the Mountain View County Fair. In 1964 Ken married Patricia (Pat) Taylor and the couple resided in Rimbey where Ken worked with his dad for the Town of Rimbey until he started his career with Amerada Hess. His career with Amerada Hess saw a few company name changes as well as it took him to a few different locations such as Rocky Mountain House, Valleyview and Olds, AB. During his travels with Amerada, he and Pat had 3 sons, Kevin (1964), Tony (1967) and Shawn (1970). Ken retired from the Olds Gas Plant after 31 years of loyal employment. He and Pat retired in the family house in Olds. In 2001, Ken and Pat sold the family home and retired to the sanctuary of their cabin at Woodland Estates, west of Bowden, AB. They proceeded to knock down the old cabin and build a modern cabin that the kids couldn't move back into. Ken and Pat lived at Woodland Estates until the fall of 2011 when they moved back into Olds into a condominium. Ken was a very focused man that was very proud of his accomplishments. He worked hard to instill his positive characteristics and values in his children. Ken's sarcastic humour and intelligent barbs will be greatly missed. Ken is survived by his loving wife, Pat, his 3 sons, Kevin (Karen), Tony (Leeann) and Shawn (Marcia). He had 4 grandchildren, Taylor (Damien), John, Devon and Dawson. He also had a greatgranddaughter, Charley. He is also survived by his sister, Elvey Brown and brothers, Art (Judy) Frayn and Len Frayn. Ken has many nieces, nephews and other family as well. Ken will be sadly missed by all of the people that he touched over his life. There will be a celebration of the life of Ken Frayn at the Olds Legion on January 28, 2012. The program will start at 2:00pm with a meet and greet with snacks and refreshments to follow. Memorial tributes in Ken's name can be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

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GARDIN, Barbara

August 24, 1919 - January 22, 2011 -- Barb passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 22 in Victoria, B.C. surrounded by family. She lived in Olds, AB for many years and then in Mission, B.C. Barb was a tireless advocate for those less fortunate and worked as a nurse for over 40 years as well as volunteering for several organizations. She always challenged people to be their best and her enthusiasm and zest for life will be missed by all who knew her. She was their matriarch, the support system, and "go to" person for all of her family and friends. Barb was predeceased by her husband Hank Gardin. She is survived by her daughters Charlene Ruttan (Robert) of Olds, AB, Maureen Gardin (Michael) of Victoria, B.C., Annette Gardin of Vancouver, B.C.

GERVAIS, Madeleine

Mrs. Madeleine Gervais, beloved wife of the late Raymond Gervais, passed away at Cold Lake, Alberta on Monday, February 7, 2011 at the age of 82 years. Madeleine was born to parents Arthur and Emma Tanguay on December 17, 1928 at Ponteix, Saskatchewan. She grew up in the nearby community of Fairholme. In 1946, Madeleine married Raymond Gervais and the two shared 51 years of marriage. As a young couple Madeleine and Raymond spent the first years of their marriage farming. In 1948 they were blessed with their first and only child, a son Paul. Madeleine was a loving wife and caring mother, she dedicated herself to being a homemaker until the late 70s. She then took employment as a Librarian for the Town of Olds. Madeleine enjoyed this work very much. Madeleine has been further blessed with two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In 2001 Raymond passed away and Madeleine chose to move to Cold Lake to be closer to her son Paul and his family. Madeleine is predeceased by her parents and her husband as well as by her two brothers: Paul and Roger. Madeleine will be truly missed by all who knew her. A Funeral Mass was conducted for Madeleine Gervais at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 4302 - 57 Avenue, Olds, AB on Monday, February 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Father Maurice Okolie as Celebrant. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 - 46 Street, Olds, AB T4H 1B8. Phone 403 556 3223. Locally owned and operated, proudly serving our community for over 46 years.

Publication Date: 2011/02/01

GEBERS, Ralph

Ralph Gebers passed away on August 15, 2011 in Slave Lake, Alberta, surrounded by his wife and four girls after facing years of health challenges that he battled with courage, strength and a sense of humor. To carry on his memory he leaves his wife of 25 years Rossanne, his four incredible daughters Amanda (Lowell) Matin, Katelyn, Shannon and Meagan and his mother Doreen and sisters Myrna Gebers and Jann (Gavin) Thulien. As well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and amazing friends. He was predeceased by his father Myron (Mike) Gebers. A celebration of his life will be held on his 52nd birthday, October 14, 2011, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Didsbury, Alberta at 3 pm.

Publication Date: 2011/02/22

Publication Date: 2011/08/30

GILLRIE (Ringheim), Dorothy Doreene

August 28, 1932 - Aprll 5, 2012 -- It is with tremendous sadness that our wonderful mother passed away peacefully on a snowy day, in the springtime. She lived her life with a positive outlook and a kind heart. Born In Fort Macleod, Alberta, Dorothy was the youngest of ten children born to Mae and Henry Ringheim. Four sons, Melvin, John, Lloyd and Lee were firstborn, followed by six daughters; Bessie, Mary, Mae, Gladys, Norma and Dorothy. The family moved to Dldshury when Dorothy was five years old. Other than working and living in Lethbridge for two and a half years, Dorothy lived her life in the Didsbury area. As a young girl, Dorothy enjoyed ice skating and roller skating. She worked as a telephone operator for several years. In 1954 she became engaged to Dorn Gillrie. They were married in April during a spring storm. Together they raised four children; Karen, Susan, Mark and Lisa. While raising her family, Dorothy made her home a loving and happy environment. She was an amazing cook who always welcomed company into her home. Dorothy belonged to the Knox United Church Choir, as well as taught Sunday School, and also volunteered as a youth counselor. Dorothy was a natural musician, playing by ear any instrument she picked up. Not only was she an accomplished sewer, putting her designing talents to wedding attire, as well as apparel for ladies, she was also very involved in the art world, selling a portion of her artwork to the oil industry. She enjoyed curling in the winter and golfing in the warmer months. Dorothy loved to watch the birds on the farm, especially the eagles, keeping a pair of binoculars close by. She was an avid sports fan, always loyal to the Calgary Flames and the Calgary Stampeders. It was a rare day that her competitive side didn't challenge someone to a game of crib, usually with a winning score. Dorothy's favourite time of the year was Christmas. Her home was always decorated beautifully with plenty of baking and great meals. After mastering the floral industry, she opened her own shop called Flowers By Dorothy. After six years in the industry, she sold her shop. She then worked in the industry a few more years, before retiring. Dorothy always said that her most rewarding accomplishment in her life was raising wonderful children and welcoming grandchildren and great-grandchildren into her life. She was extremely proud of her children and their spouses, whom she also considered to be her children. Dorothy was a very intelligent and wonderful lady. She was beautiful and had the heart of an angel. Mom, we will always miss you and love you. You will never be forgotten! With love from your Family, Karen and Richard Baudistel & Family Susan and Michael Van Geel & Family Mark and Margaret Gillrie & Family Lisa and Tony McQuarrie There will be a memorial tea in Dorothy's honour June 10, 2012 at 2:00 at Sunrise Village In Olds, Alberta.

GELLATLY, Peter Garth

Peter Garth Gellatly, loving husband to Merry Ann Bell, passed away peacefully on January 18th, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. "Pete" is survived by his wife, Merry Ann, and his daughter, Lauren (Real) Durupt, and her children, Ty and Zoe, and by his son, Guy (Cassaundra) Gellatly and his children, Anthony and Elenna. Pete is also survived by his two brothers, Don (Donna) and Gord (Kay), and by his sister, Nancy (Murray) Brooks. Pete was born in Pilot Mound, Manitoba on July 19th, 1939, and was raised in Carman, Manitoba. After a brief tour in the navy as a young man, Pete returned to Carman and met his first wife, Lola Gellatly (nee George). After graduating from the University of Winnipeg, Pete briefly pursued a teaching career in Winnipeg, before relocating to Carman where he and Lola raised their two children, and operated several small businesses. Lola passed away in September of 1986. Pete found love again with Merry Ann, a dear friend of the family. Pete and Merry Ann relocated to Alberta in the early 1990s where they had many wonderful years together, operating restaurants at Hidden Valley Golf Resort and at the Olds Golf Club. Pete and Merry Ann married on November 30th, 2001, with Pete's son Guy serving as the proud best man. Pete will be remembered by his family and friends for his warmth, kindness and good humour. Merry Ann, Guy and Lauren would like to thank the many friends of the couple in Alberta and Manitoba for all their kindness and support following Pete's passing. A service celebrating Pete's life will be held in Olds, Alberta at a later date.

Publication Date: 2012/01/24

FRENCH, Jewell Afton

Jewell Afton French was the first of four children born to Albert & Alice (Mecham) French. Jewell was born in his parent's rural home near Julesburg, Colorado on October 31, 1910. He passed away Tuesday, October 1 1, 201 1 at the Innisfail Health Centre after a brief illness at the age of 100 years. He was a resident of the Mount View Seniors Home in Olds. As a child he moved with his family to the Sandhills area of Nebraska near the town of Lewellen, where his parents farmed for the remainder of their working lives. In May 1942, he joined the US Army and went by train from Lewellen to an army base in Kansas. He was soon sent to the Panama Canal Zone where he spent the next 35 months as a mechanic servicing guns on the fighter planes. Upon returning from Panama, Jewell married Annie Catherine Groseclose on October 8, 1945 at Annie's parents ranch. The newly-wed couple immediately left for Lincoln, Nebraska where Jewell finished his military duty. While serving in the army, Jewell mailed his checks home so his father could purchase a quarter section of farm land near Lewellen. Upon his discharge the young couple moved to their new farm. They remained in that area and build their life together for the next 25 years. During these years the young couple worked hand in hand and the names "Jewell & Annie" just seemed to be one name. Jewell's love for mechanics & his military training allowed him to establish "Frenches Repair" which he would continue throughout his farming career and in the years following the sale of his farm. His reputation for honesty, integrity and being able to fix anything from a pocket watch to a large farm tractor, always kept him employed. He never seemed to need a manual; he just seemed to have a knack for fixing anything. Two daughters were born in Nebraska, Mary & Marilyn. After graduation from high school, both daughters continued their education at Mountain View Bible College in Didsbury where they both married young men from Canada. In 1970, Jewell & Annie sold their Nebraska holdings & moved to Whitefish, Montana to be closer to their children & grandchildren. That proved not to be close enough, so in 1980, they moved to Alberta, first to Fleet & then to Olds. Shortly before they had 55 years of marriage, Annie passed away in August of 2000. Jewell enjoyed hunting & fishing, especially when accompanied by family He continued to hunt until the age of 97. At the age of 92, he and his grandson Wes both harvested an elk in Colorado. He got his last deer at the age of 96 on a farm in the Cremona area while hunting by himself. At the age of 90, Jewell got his first cell phone for the purpose of reducing his daughter's anxiety while out on his own. It worked well & he was happy to be able to call Mary & notify her that he needed a little help to get his deer loaded into the trunk of his car. Jewell was predeceased by his parents; his wife Annie; one granddaughter Angie Budd; brother Howard French and sisters Crystal Hunt and Beulah Thornton. Jewell is survived by daughter Mary (David) Holloway of Olds and their children Cheryl (Murrey) Siemens of Abbottsford, BC, Bobbi (Wes) Anderson of Didsbury and Craig Holloway of Red Deer; daughter Marilyn (David) Budd of Hoadley and their children Tony (Michelle) Budd of Didsbury, Nicole (Mark) Steinkampf of Edmonton and Teresa (Todd) Kelly of Hoadley; 12 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were held on Monday October 17, 2011 at First Baptist Church with Pastor Norm Tauber and Pastor Steve Budd officiating. Interment was held at the Castor Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Russian Mission Project. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2012/02/07

GEYSSEN (nee Hoftijzer), Janna Gertruida

Mrs. Janna Gertruida Geyssen beloved mother of Rita (Brian) Thompson of Olds, Fred (Muriel) Bierhorst of Bear River East, NS, Gerry (Susan) Geyssen of Victoria, BC and Jan (Patti) Geyssen of Calgary passed away in Long-term Care at the Sundre Hospital on Friday, February 24, 2012 at the age of 94 years. Janna's memory will be treasured by her children and further cherished by her seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and a large extended family and many dear friends. Janna was predeceased by her eldest daughter Drika and son Fritz Bierhorst in 1944. She was predeceased by her husband Arie Bierhorst in 1947, her daughter-in-law Janet Geyssen in 1993, grandson Sean Thompson in 1994, second husband Christiaan Geyssen in 1997 and grandson Gregory Thompson in 2002. Janna was born in Winterswijk, Holland on February 3, 1918 to parents Gerrit and Hendrika Hoftijzer. Janna was raised and schooled in the area. She learned the value of a strong work ethic as a child, she hand-milked ten cows a day morning and night. As a young adult Janna trained in Wolfeze and became a psychiatric nurse. During this time she met and married Arie Bierhorst, a local barber. As a couple they were blessed with four children. World War 2 was life altering for Janna and Arie, their home was bombed in 1944 and their eldest two children died as a result. In 1947, Arie passed away. In 1957 Janna immigrated to Canada with her children. Their ten day voyage would take them from Holland to Halifax, they then took a train to Toronto where they settled for a time before taking another train to Victoria where Janna put down roots and lived most of her life. In 2001 Janna moved to Olds to be closer to family. She made many new friends and enjoyed the area. Janna will be remembered for her devotion to family and friends, love of gardening and nature as well as her genuinely warm spirit. A celebration of Janna Geyssen's life will be held at Branch #105 of the Royal Canadian Legion, 5241 ­ 46 Street, Olds on Thursday March 1, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations In Janna Geyssen's name may be directed to "Long-term Care" at the Sundre Hospital, Bag 3, Sundre, AB T0M 1X0. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds AB T4H 1B8. Phone 403 556 3223. Locally owned and operated proudly serving our community for over 47 years.

Publication Date: 2012/05/22 (Reprinted 2012/05/29)

Publication Date: 2012/02/28

Publication Date: 2011/10/18

Obituaries

GILLRIE, Natalie

Natalie was born July 11, 1927 in Medicine Hat to Norman and Leah MacKenzie and was six years older of the two MacKenzie girls. As a big sister she was always patient and easy-going, never minding her little sister tailing behind her and her wonderful circle of friends. She was raised a good Scotch Presbyterian and was the rosy-cheeked favourite of the MacKenzie grandparents in Ontario. Music was always an important part of Natalie's life. She took piano lessons very early. Singing in the school and church choirs as well as with Melody Maids, meant a great deal and continued throughout her life. Swimming was another pastime that continued all through Natalie's life. She grew up across the street from a swimming pool and consequently her house was a great meeting place for friends, a trait that continued through her life. She did graduate from the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria in 1950 with her Nursing Degree. What an appropriate career for such a loving person! Natalie returned to Medicine Hat after graduating and worked in the Medical Clinic. In 1953, she moved to Red Deer to nurse in the paediatric unit at the hospital. Life took an upturn after she met Ken. They were married in 1954 and lived on the farm in Didsbury where she continued to nurse. In 1959, a year of real change, Natalie and Ken opened a menswear store in Olds and were also blessed with their son Scott. Both were life shaping events. Living in Olds was a busy life. Natalie was president of many organizations a truly active and devoted member of the community. She was a great hostess and thoroughly enjoyed time spent with friends and family. Natalie had many hobbies among them were gardening, weaving and cross-stitch. In her later years, she enjoyed her weekly bridge games, swimming and singing in the church choir. Her legacy of sharing, caring and giving will truly be missed. Natalie is survived by her husband Ken of 56 years; one son Scott (Colleen) of Cold Lake; sister Janet Bauerfind as well as numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Memorial services were held on Tuesday March 1, 2011 at Olds United Church with Reverend Dong Chun Seo officiating. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Olds United Church or Olds Hospital and Care Centre. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

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GODDARD, Rhoda Adella

1921 ­ 2011 -- Rhoda A. Goddard of Olds passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the age of 90 years. Rhoda was born and raised in Red Lodge/Bowden area, the sixth child of nine. Rhoda loved school and always wished she could have pursued it further. Life required otherwise as she quickly learned that value of hard work and family. She met and married Ches Goddard in 1941 and soon after bought a farm west of Olds, where they raised their three children. Through the years, Rhoda became wonderful cook, housekeeper and Mother. She worked for the Olds Co-op for many years retiring in 1985. She made many good friends and enjoyed their company often. Rhoda enjoyed gardening all of her life and boated one of the most beautiful yards, on the farm and later in town. She was a great seamstress, she crocheted afghans for all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They will be cherished along with memories of the woman who made them. Rhoda built her life around her family, an always enjoyed the trips and gatherings the all took over the years. She will be admired and remembered as a strong woman, fighting arthritis for years, defeating cancer, living with heart disease, and finally fighting through the events of recent years. A courageous battle leading to the peace and comfort she so deserved. Rhoda is survived by her son; Terry (Heather), her daughters; Carol Lynch and Marilynn Barton, her seven grandchildren, Tracey (Tony), Sean (Jennifer), Chris (Ana), Adrian (Karen), Jennifer (Scott), Candace and Jason (Karen). Rhoda's memory will be cherished by her Great-Grandchildren; Kelsey, Tijanna, Brayden, Morgan, Jordyn, Madison, Jaidenn, Noah, Lendenn, James, Chacie, Tevin, Mason and Nic. Rhoda is further survived by her brothers; Don Norman and Jack (Gladys) Norman, brothers-in-law; Myrl (Joan) Goddard, Earl Goddard, sisters-in-law; Opal Clark, Hazel Moritz, along with many nieces and nephews. Rhoda was predeceased by her husband of 66 years Ches Goddard, her parents William and Florence Norman, her brothers; Dick Norman, Tom (Carole) Norman, Ted (Trudy) Norman, sisters; Dorothy Norman, Janet Church(Jobagy), Helen(Clary) Anderson, granddaughter Tammy (Goddard) Hunter, great-grandson Rayne Stefanowich, son-inlaw Thomas Lynch, grandson-in-law; Andrew Cuncannon and many wonderful friends. In Lieu of flowers donation in memory of Rhoda can be directed to the Olds Hospital and Care Centre 3901 - 57th Ave, Olds, Alberta, T4H 1T4 or The Alberta Cancer Foundation c/o Tom Baker Cancer Center 1331 - 29 Street, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2. Condolences to the family can be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Memorial Service was held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at Mountain View Funeral Chapel. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel; 5226-46 Street, Olds, Alberta T4H 1B8. Phone: 403-556-3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

HAFNER, Leroy

Leroy Henry Hafner, born March 14, 1933, went to rest on November 20, 2011, believing in the soon return of his Saviour, Jesus Christ. Leroy spent almost 79 years on Earth and for the most part, Leroy enjoyed life; however over the past year or so Leroy's health was such that he no longer experienced the joy of life he was accustomed to. Leroy entered into rest, peacefully and although we will miss him dearly, we are happy that he did not suffer extensively nor did he suffer over an extended period of time. Leroy was a resident of Olds Long Term Care for a number of years where he established many friendships, especially with his caregivers who always provided him with 'the best care'! Leroy was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Mary Hafner, and a sister-in-law Lois Hafner. Leroy leaves to mourn his death, four sisters and a brother: Bernice Hafner of Olds, Bill Hafner of Texas; Bonnie (Stan) Chisholm of Olds, Betty (Wayne) Abraham of Olds; and Daisy (Garth) Millar of Calgary. Leroy also leaves to mourn his death, a number of nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral Services were held at Mountain View Funeral Chapel of Olds, Alberta with a Graveside service held in Lacombe, Alberta for Leroy on November 24, 2011 with Pastor Robert Burke from The Seventh-day Adventist Church of Olds officiating. Leroy was laid to rest next to his parents, with whom he had a very special relationship! In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a donation to 'Olds Long Term Care Centre, 3901 - 57 Avenue, Olds, Alberta, T4H 1L9. Condolences to the family can be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 -46 Street, Olds, Alberta, T4H 1B8. Phone 403556-3223. Locally owned and operated. Proudly serving our community for over 46 years.

Publication Date: 2011/11/29

HAGERTY, Andrew (Vernon)

December 28, 1949 - March 24, 2011 -- Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Early Thursday morning surrounded by his family Andrew (Vernon) Hagerty lost a brief but brave battle with cancer. A big man with a big heart, Vernon was a local legend for his feats of strength. In high school Vern used his size to be a star athlete and set several school records. But his greatest strength was his immense love and unfailing devotion to Lori, his wife and soul mate of 35 years; their three children Bonny (Lee), Les (Sonya), Emery (April); and grandchildren Jonah, Hannah, Braedyn, Connor, Shelby, Landon and Kenzie. Vern's love for Lori was truly special. It was not uncommon for him to pick a bouquet of wildflowers on the way home from his job as a heavy duty mechanic. A gifted dancer, there were many evenings spent two-stepping with Lori at cabarets. In later years, they shared trips to Mexico, California and Alaska. They were rarely apart in marriage and Lori never left Vern's side during his illness. When Vern married Lori he also became an instant father. There was no question about Vern's commitment to his kids. He drove his daughter Bonny to countless figure skating lessons at 5 a.m. taught Les how to use his hands to fix anything mechanical. He helped Emery do home improvements on many Sundays after a hard week of work. Vern's grandchildren had a special place in his heart. In winter Grandpa always made sure the kids were snuggly covered in toques, mitts and boots before playing outside. Summer camping trips were always a highlight - of course with Grandpa's signature breakfast of eggs and bacon. Vern always found time to give to others and he was a devoted community and church volunteer. He was a long serving member of the Elks Lodge in Sundre and more recently Vern gave much of his free time and energy to the Eagle Hill Community Church. Vern was predeceased by his father Ward and mother Mary. He is survived by his sisters: Irene Tooth, Norma (Norris) Grace, Kay (Tom) Packer, Muriel (Charlie) Hughs, Darlene (Richard) Piche; as well as brothers: Bill (Fay) Hagerty and Eric (Lori) Hagerty. A truly special man, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend - Vern created many precious memories and he will greatly be missed. Memorial services were held on Tuesday March 29, 2011 at the Sundre Community Centre with Pastor Steven Brown officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Sundre Hospital Palliative Care or Nutrition for Learning (River Valley School). Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Sundre entrusted with arrangements. 403-638-4393. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/03/01

GLENN, Eric Gabrielson

Glenn Eric Gabrielson passed away peacefully on October 10, 2011 at the age of 58 years, surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife Zenaida Cruz Aseoche and her family; and his two children, son David Eric Szabla and daughter Pascale Elizabeth Gabrielson; and his sister Gail Reimer, her daughters Erika and April and his grandniece Keira McGuire. He leaves a large extended family including his beloved cousin Cary (Janice) Bergmann, as well as aunts, uncles and cousins. Glenn had a long career in carpentry and property appraisals. He loved the North and spent most of his adult life north of 60. Glenn arrived in Dawson City in 1982 and left Yukon in 2006, residing in Olds, Alberta until 2010. Recently he moved to Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan joining the staff at Northlands College coordinating trades programs. The family wishes to thank the Royal University Hospital Staff in Saskatoon for their exceptional care. Special thanks to the many friends and family who supported us all through their visits, phone calls and kind thoughts; and to Glenn's colleagues at Northlands College for their thoughtfulness and prayers. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal University Hospital Foundation of Saskatoon would be accepted. A Celebration of Glenn's life will be held at a date and place to be determined. Arrangements have been entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services & Crematory, Martensville, Sask.

Publication Date: 2011/09/20

GRANT Verrall Everall

1930- 2011 -- Mr. Grant Verrall Everall of Bowden passed away after a short illness at the Innisfail Health Care Centre on January 13, 2011. Grant spent most of his life living in Olds, Alberta. He made a career as a mechanic and made many friends over the years. Grant will be sadly missed by his friend Ruth Webb and her family. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and a sister Lorraine Chalmers all of Campbell River, B.C. A private burial will be held at the Bowden Cemetery on January 22, 2011. A memorial tea will be held at a later date. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., 4415- 49th St. Innisfail, Telephone 227-0006.

Publication Date: 2011/01/18

Publication Date: 2011/10/18

HAARSTAD, Allan Blake

April 17, 1929 ­ October 21, 2011 -- Allan, beloved husband of Mary and dear father of Rod, Greg, and Wendy (Clark), passed away in the Olds General Hospital on October 21, 2011. Allan was born to Carl and Helen Haarstad and grew up in Bentley, Alberta. He graduated from Red Deer High School. After graduation Allan briefly worked at his father's White Rose gas station. At this time he met Mary Makoloski and they were married in 1952. They moved to Olds where Allan was employed by Hudson Bay Oil and Gas. After 32 years of employment he retired as a construction foreman and a well-respected member of the oil and gas industry. During his retirement Al enjoyed many activities including woodworking, oil painting, bird watching and enjoying his grandchildren. A lover of the outdoors, his passions were golfing and fishing. A highlight in his life was completing a solo flight in 1975 in a Cessna 150. The family spent many holidays salmon fishing in various places in B.C. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Mary, son Rod (Diane), son Greg and daughter Wendy (Tom) Clark; five grandchildren, Jessica (Ryan) Webb of Olds, Angela Clark of Edmonton, Lisa Clark of Calgary, Allyson Haarstad of Kingston, Ontario and Blake Haarstad of Vancouver; two great grandchildren, Annika and Dane Webb of Olds and sister Muriel (Les) Wenger. His humor and pranks will be missed by his many friends at the Olds Legion. As requested by Allan, the family privately celebrated his life on October 22nd. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #105, Olds. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

GODDARD, Ray Earl

1926 ­ 2011 --Earl Goddard of Olds, passed away at the Sundre Hospital on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at the age of 85 years. Earl is survived by his son and daughter in law, Garry and Karin of Calgary and family, his daughter Candy of Coquitlam, British Columbia, and his son-in-law Jerry Broussard and family of Coquitlam, British Columbia. Earl is further survived by his brother, Myrl and sister in law, Joan Goddard and family, sister Hazel Moritz and family and sister Opal Clark and family. Earl's memory will also be cherished by his four grandchildren, one step grandchild and a great granddaughter. Earl was predeceased by his brothers Ches, his wife Rhoda, as well as Ken, both families still reside in Olds. Earl was also predeceased by his daughter Blossom in 2005. Earl unselfishly sacrificed his own desires all his life to bless his family and friends. God gave him a compassion for all and it was reflected in his prayers. 1 Peter 3:10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile. In lieu of flowers donations can be directed to The Alzheimer's Society Administrative Office; 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 4K1. Funeral Service was held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 4, 2011 at Mountain View Funeral Chapel. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel; 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds. Phone 403-556-3223. Locally owned and operated, proudly serving our community for over 46 years.

Publication Date: 2011/03/29

HAMLIN, Barbara Burgess (nee Woolf)

Barbara Hamlin of Olds, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Olds Hospital on Thursday, March 15th, 2012. Members of her loving family were by her side. A Celebration of Barbara's Life was held Monday, March 19th in Olds, Alberta. Barbara was predeceased by her mother Emily, father Roger and sister Anne. She is survived by her husband of 60 years Tom, her children Tom (Debra), Patricia and Robert (Sharon), grandchildren Sarah, Brianna (Aaron), Emily, Michael, Latham and Atley, greatgrandson River, brother Fred and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Barbara was a kind and generous person who will be greatly missed by those fortunate enough to know her. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation or a charity of your choice, would be appreciated. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/10/25

Publication Date: 2011/11/08

Publication Date: 2012/03/20

Obituaries

HAMMER, Garnet Leroy

Garnet Leroy Hammer of Olds, beloved husband of Deanna, passed away July 10, 2011 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital at the age of 77 years. Garnet was born in Olds in 1934 as the second of three children to Louis and Jean Hammer. He completed his schooling in Olds and graduated from the Olds Agricultural College in 1953. From an early age, Garnet loved farming. He farmed for over fifty-five years, first with his father, then with his brother Ben and finally with his sons Gene, Garnet Jr. and Mark. He remained a significant contributor to the farm even in his retirement. Garnet was active in the Olds area for many years, as a life member of the Olds Elks Club, past chair of the Olds Hospital Board, past chair of the Rural Fire District, and a member of the Olds Airport Commission. Garnet was a keen adventurer. He loved flying small airplanes and was a member of the Olds Flying Club. As a "flying farmer", Garnet flew all the way from the Arctic Circle to South America, and from the East Coast to the West. He was also an avid experimenter who was eager to try "new" sports, long before they became popular including scuba, tennis, and skiing. He also loved RVing, boating, and fishing. Garnet was an avid reader and life-long learner. He could always be found building and tinkering with various contraptions while finding new and innovative ways to solve problems. There was no game or puzzle that he didn't enjoy, particularly when playing alongside his love Deanna, both of whom earned bronze life masters designations in bridge. For over twenty years, Garnet and Deanna spent winters in Mesa, Arizona during which time they were quick to develop cherished friendships, particularly with the people they met throughout the Viewpoint community, the tennis club, and while playing bridge. Garnet will also be remembered as a past president of the Viewpoint Tennis Club. Garnet is survived by his loving wife Deanna of Olds, his children Gene (Myrna) of Olds, Cindy (Bruce) Gibson of Calgary, Garnet Jr. (Cindy) of Olds, Mark (Roberta) of Olds, Dan (Laurie) Brady of Fergus, Ontario, stepsons Don (Tami) Brady of Portland, Scott (Julie) Brady of North Carolina, and Mike (Trish) Brady of Portland. Garnet is also survived by his brother Ben (Mary) Hammer of Olds and sister Cynthia (George) Kramser of Plantation, Florida. Also left to mourn his loss are his treasured grandchildren: Carter (Jessica), Christie, Lauren, Elyse, Tracey, Tony, Jared, Joshua, Graham, Jessica, Jayden, Christopher, Hannah, Liz, Cody, Ashlei, Brandon, and great grand-daughter Ciara. Garnet will be lovingly remembered as a wonderful person, with a compassionate spirit and kind heart as well as a sense of humour and twinkling smile that could quickly put people at ease. He developed countless friendships over the years and his memory will be cherished by all who knew him. A celebration of Garnet's life will be held at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Northern Alberta Branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada (www.kidney.ca; 11227 Jasper Avenue, Suite 202, Edmonton AB, T5K 0L5; 1-800-567-8112) or S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance (www.stars.ca). Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

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HERRLE, Bud

The family of Bud Herrle is sad to announce his passing on July 29, 2011 at the age of 80 years. Bud was born on June 23, 1931 in Innisfail to Bob & Jule Herrle. Bud grew up with his older sister Maxine at the homestead in Mayton. At 14, Bud started driving truck under his dad's license. Bud married Shirley Simmonds on May 17, 1956. Bud and Shirley made their living running a general trucking business, service station, general store and farming. Bud and Shirley's family grew to include two daughters Betty Lou (Rick) Leischner and Linda (Marty) Worthington; two grandsons Tyler (Nancy) Leischner and Cody Leischner (Kirsty Layton). Bud has a large extended family of sisters and brothersin-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends. Bud was predeceased by his parents Bob and July, sister Maxine Haase and his wife Shirley. Memorial services were held on Wednesday August 3, 2011 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #105 Olds with Harold Hunter officiating. Interment was held prior to the service at the Mayton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Mayton/May City Cemetery Fund. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 . www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

HORLEY, Mae Eileen

Mae Eileen Horley, beloved mother of Myoleen (Larry) Wilson, Grandmother of Richard Wilson (Linda Adamowski), and sister of Eunice Popa, passed away peacefully on March 17, 2011, at the age of 91. Eileen was born in Unity, SK, the oldest daughter of Milo and Mary Woodward of Cutknife Sk. In addition to her immediate family, she is survived by several loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her hisband, Russell, her granddaughter Kelly, one brother, Ben and wife Luverne Woodward; one sister, Shirley and her husband Harold Leeson; one nephew, Alexander; one great-nephew, Paul Thomas; brother-in-law Cornel Popa, brothers and sisters-in-law Norwood and Emma Horley, Wayne and Vera Horley, Pauline and Otto Raesler, Eileen's parents, Milo and Mary Woodward; and husband's parents Lisle and Sue Horley. Eileen was a kind and caring practitioner of her nursing profession, and carried that into all her relationships; always seeing the best in people. She was an artist and avid crafter until her eyesight severely limited these activities. She very much enjoyed many friendships over the years, and loved to entertain family and friends in her home whenever possible. She was happiest if she could bring a smile or a big laugh to the face of friends and family. In past years she was an enthusiastic volunteer for many causes including her church, youth group, and teaching art and crafts. For several years she was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, until her health began to limit her activities. She will be so missed by all who knew and loved her. A memorial service will be held April 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Olds with Pastor John Lentz officiating. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to Alberta Children's Hospital, 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, AB T3B 6A8 or charity of choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/08/09

HERRMANN, William "Bill"

William "Bill" Herrmann of Olds passed away March 29, 2011 at the Olds Hospital at the age of 80 years. Bill is survived by his loving wife Eileen and their five children Blake, Diane, Alan, Gail and Les. He was predeceased by his son Calvin in 1979 and son Terry in 2009. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #105, Olds with Harold Hunter officiating. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/03/22

Publication Date: 2011/04/05

HOWE, Thomas (Tom)

Thomas (Tom) Howe of West Kelowna, passed away at home on October 3rd, 2011 at the age of 76 years. Tom is survived by his loving wife Linda; five children: Lisa (Kevin) Land, Alan (Lori) Howe, Barb Howe, Colin (Carrie) Howe and Rob (Tasha) Howe. Tom is also survived by six grandchildren, two sisters Liz Coyne and Alberta Carson. Predeceased by his first wife Judy Howe. A Celebration of Tom's Life will be held from Trinity Baptist Church, 1905 Springfield Road, Kelowna on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 at 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Tom. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, B.C. 250-762-2299

HOFFMAN, W.A. (Bill)

W.A. (Bill) Hoffman passed away April 5, 2012 at the Olds Hospital at the age of 85 years. He was born July 27, 1926 at Shamrock, Saskatchewan. Bill was one of 12 children, 6 girls and 6 boys whose family moved to Vernon in 1936. Bill worked in fruit orchards and packing houses as well as the logging industry in B.C. during his younger years. He moved to Medicine Hat in 1949 where he met Edith Chapman and they were married in 1952. In 1956, Bill and Edith moved to Olds where Bill took over management of a small store A.C.W.A. (Foods & Dry Goods). In 1960, Bill organized some of the local people and government officials and established the very first Co-op store in Olds where he worked until his retirement in 1981. During his years in Olds, Bill was involved in various community affairs including the Kiwanis Club where he held various roles including past president. He was awarded Citizen of the Year by the Board of Trade, member of the Chamber of Commerce, served on Town Council from 1967 ­ 1970 and mayor from 1971 ­ 1974. He touched the lives of many people with his friendly smile and always had a time for a chat. Bill will be forever remembered, loved and sadly missed by his wife of 60 years, Edith; daughter Robynn Hoschka (Brian, Mitchel, Jessica); son Kevin Hoffman (Cynthia, Kaesha, Leo) 3 sisters Louise Ostrander of Vernon, Lynn Apps of White Rock, Erma Hoffman of Kelowna as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A memorial will be forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation. If anyone has a memory, picture, story or anecdote that they would like to share please do so through www.heartlandfuneralservices.com. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610.

Publication Date: 2011/10/11

HRYNKIW, Margaret Winifred

Mrs. Margaret Winifred Hrynkiw of Olds beloved wife of Harry Hrynkiw passed away at the Olds Hospital and Care Centre on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the age of 73 years. Margaret will be dearly missed by her husband Harry, 3 Daughters and their spouses as well as two granddaughters. Her memory will be further cherished by two sisters, many dear friends and a large extended family. Margo was a loving spirited woman, known for her unique laugh, caring heart and selfless nature. Those wishing to pay their respects to Margo gathered with the family at Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 - 46 Street, Olds for a time of visitation on Friday, May 6, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Funeral Service for Margaret Hrynkiw was at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2011 at Mountain View Funeral Chapel. A reception followed. In lieu of flowers family asks that a memorial donation in Margaret's honor be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation at unit 202- 5913 50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4H 4C4. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 - 46 Street, Olds, T4H 1B8. Phone 403 556 3223. Locally Owned And Operated. Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years!

Publication Date: 2011/07/19

HANNEMAN, Ingrid Lillebrand

(1927 ­ 2011) -- Ingrid went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, July 31, 2011 at the age of 83. She was born Inge Hildebrandt Hansen on November 28, 1927 in Fakse, Denmark. Being the youngest of six children at just six months old, she immigrated with her family from Denmark to Canada in 1928. She grew up on her father's farm near Endiang, Alberta. On December 1, 1954, she was married to Woodrow Willard Hanneman of Carstairs, Alberta. They spent the next 20 years raising their family of three children and farming west of Olds, Alberta. In 1974 they semi-retired to Creston B.C. Ingrid moved back to Alberta in 2007 in order to be near family. Mom loved to garden in a "big" way, and put up large amounts of preserves. Many hours were spent in this endeavour. Mom spent much of her spare time browsing the local flea market and garage sales; an auction sale was a special treat. And, a great game (or 3 or 4) of Aggravation with friends was her delight. Her strong faith in God sustained her through the many challenges of life. Forever, she will remain in our hearts. You are now home at last, Mom. Ingrid is predeceased by her parents, Andreas and Marie Hansen; a sister, Emmy Shand; a brother, Jens Hansen; a grandson, Robert Phelps; as well as her husband. She is survived by two sisters; Meta Davidsen of Victoria, B.C. and Elsie Falkingham of Sardis, B.C. , one brother; Herluf Hansen of Stettler Alberta; a son, Phil Hannemann of Edmonton, Alberta and two daughters; Esther (Jeff) Alcorn of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia and Linda Phelps of Lacombe, Alberta plus 14 grandchildren. Grandchildren are Claire and Nathan Hannemann; Benjamin, Melanie and Jordan Alcorn; Douglas, Stephen, Candace, Clinton, Lincoln, Tabitha, Winston, Nicolas, and Victoria Phelps.

Publication Date: 2012/04/10

HOLE, Brian Ernest

Brian Ernest Hole passed on to his heavenly home at the age of 78 years on May 29, 2012 after a brief illness at the Red Deer Hospital. Brian was born in Morton, Manitoba on August 7, 1933. His career varied, including a stint in the RCMP and as a pilot for an oil company. He retired from BC Ferries in 1997. In 2005, after a short time in Creston and Courtenay, BC, Brian and Muriel moved to Olds. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Muriel; 3 sons and 1 daughter; 4 step-sons and 1 step-daughter and their families of which there were 13 grandchildren, 9 greatgrandchildren, 15 step-grandchildren and 5 step-great-grandchildren. Brian is also survived by 3 brothers Barrie, Murray and Donald. He was predeceased by his parents Joyce and Laurie and 2 sons Darryl and Darcy. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday June 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Olds with Harold Hunter and Pastor Dave Koleba officiating. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Olds Hospice Society or the Gideons. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/05/10

HUBLEY, Connie

Connie Hubley passed away on January 19, 2011 at the Olds Hospital at the age of 58 years. She is survived by her loving husband of 8 years, Wayne; 3 daughters Stacey (Trevor) Adair, Tina Green, Tammy (Craig) Brown; 10 grandchildren: Julianna, Sam, Jacob, Alex, Megan, Nick, Melissa, Bradley, Brody, Brittney; brothers Dan (Cecile) Bosch, Ron (Geri) Bosch, Andy (Julie) Bosch, Wayne (Connie) Bosch; sisters Cheryl (Dwayne) Tomkins, Debbie (Parker) Michayluk, Donna (Raymond) Duffield, Barb (Guy) Kovitch, Patti (Rick) Sanderson; and their good friends brother-in-law and sister-in-law George and Monica Hubley. She was predeceased by her parents Ferdinand and Dorothy Bosch and 1 sister Cathy McCarthy. In keeping with Connie's wishes, a come and go celebration of her life will be held on Saturday January 29, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at Smitty's Lounge, Olds. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/08/23

Publication Date: 2012/06/12

HARPER (Shannon), Letticia Mary

March 16, 1907 ­ November 14, 2011 -- Lettie Harper of Olds, Alberta passed away in the Olds Nursing Home on Monday, November 14, 2011 at the age of 104 years. Lettie is lovingly remembered by daughter Marion Watamaniuk of Edmonton, son Robert Harper of Olds, grandchildren Wesley (Shelley) Watamaniuk, St. Albert, Kevin (Barb) Watamaniuk, Westlock, Bradly (Jackie) Harper, Olds, Chad (Cathy) Harper, Olds and Stacey (Danny) Carefoot, Airdrie; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and sisters-in-law Alma Harper, Olds and Miriam Robb, Innisfail. Lettie is predeceased by her husband Roy in 1989. Funeral Services will be held at Church of the Nazarene, 5402 - 43 Street, Olds, Alberta on Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 2:00pm with Pastor Gordon Miller officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca. Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services. (403) 556-5445 & (888) 216-5111.

Publication Date: 2011/01/25

Publication Date: 2011/11/22

Obituaries

HUDSON, Helen Patricia

Mrs. Helen Patricia Hudson nee Stromsmoe of Olds beloved wife of the late Mr. Stanley Hudson passed away at the Olds Longterm Care Facility on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at the age of 88 years. Helen will be lovingly remembered by her children: Donald (Vicki) Smith, Barry (Julie) Smith, Cameron Smith, Randy (Darlene) Smith, Melody Able, Donald (Tomoko) Hudson and Donna Hudson as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and a large extended family. Her memory will be further cherished by her sisters: Luella Rose and Wilma Winter. Helen is predeceased by her 1st husband Bert Smith in 1992, her 2nd husband Stanley Hudson in 2009, an infant son Terry and her son Roger and son-in-law Gary Able. She is further predeceased by her sister Carla Rose, her granddaughter Teri and several brothers and sisters-in-law. Helen was born and raised in Eagle Hill. She travelled a little and lived in several places throughout Central Alberta and moved to BC in 1959. In 1994, she married Stanley Hudson and moved back to Olds. Helen will be remembered as an outgoing and outspoken person who enjoyed music and travelling the west-country. A celebration of Helen's life will be held at Eagle Hill Community Centre on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend John Lentz officiating. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be directed to the Eagle Hill Community Centre Box 12 Site 3 RR1 Bowden, Alberta T0M 0K0. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements in care of Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds. Phone: 403 556 3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

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HUNTER, Catherine Ruth

Catherine Ruth Hunter passed away peacefully at the Olds Long Term Care Centre on Thursday July 7th, 2011 at the age of 96 years. Catherine was born at Embro, Ontario on October 15th, 1914, the only child of John R. and Hilda Peters. Catherine is survived by her five children Douglas J. Hunter (Brenda) of Caroline, AB, Elizabeth L. (Betty) Kissinger of Mulino, Oregon, Murray G. Hunter (Sandy) of Wilsonville, Oregon, C. Ruth Hunter of Calgary, AB, and Leila J. Schwartzenberger (Grant) of Sundre, AB. Also surviving is a nephew Kevin Delbridge of Grand Bend, ON, and a niece, Diane Delbridge of Exeter, ON. She was predeceased by her husband Howard J. Hunter, in 1998 and also by her son-in-law William T. (Buff) Kissinger in 2007. Catherine was blessed with nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Catherine will be remembered for her quiet determination and her faithful commitment to her Lord and to her family. Her wisdom, humour and listening ear will be dearly missed by her family. She was a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother and dear friend. We will treasure the legacy that she left for us. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at the Memorial Service which will be held at the Bergen Missionary Church Fellowship on Saturday, July 30th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. The family would like to extend special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Olds Long Term Care for their kind love and attention to our mother for the past 8 ½ years. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Olds Long Term Care.

JEFFERY, Robenia Hamilton

Mrs. Robenia Hamilton Jeffery of Rimbey, Alberta and formerly of Olds passed away in the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Saturday December 25, 2010 at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her loving husband William Jeffery on July 8, 2003 and by her parents Robert and Agnes Hamilton, Robenia is survived by her three sons; Bill (Pat) Jeffery of Drayton Valley, Dan (Dorothy) Jeffery of Crestomere and Bob (Cheri) Jeffery of Evansburg. Robenia also leaves to mourn ten grandchildren; Laura (Patrick) Gaudet of Moncton, Kevin Jeffery of Drayton Valley, Scott (Meagan) Jeffery of Drayton Valley, Erin Jeffery of Drayton Valley, Andrew Jeffery of Calgary, Sarah (Jim) Anderson of Kisbey, Saskatchewan, Emily Jeffery of Crestomere, Carmen Jeffery (Justin) of Edmonton, Tamara Jeffery of Evansburg, Brandon Jeffery (Krystle) of Edmonton, six great grandchildren; Spencer, Madeline, Theo, Peyton, Corbin, Kyra, one brother Bill and four sisters Betty, Margaret, Georgina and Agnes. Funeral services were held from the Parkland Seniors Manor on Friday December 31, 2010 at 10:00 AM with Reverend Deborah Laing officiating. Inurnment of Robenia's cremated remains will occur in the Olds cemetery at a later date. If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 4730A Ross Street Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1X2 or to the Parkland Seniors Manor c/o Rimoka Foundation 5608 - 57 Avenue Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1R3. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at [email protected] with the subject heading (JEFFERY). Wilson's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium serving Central Alberta with locations in Rimbey and Lacombe in charge of the arrangements. Phone: (403) 843-3388 or (403) 782-3366. "A Caring Family, Caring For Families"

Publication Date: 2011/07/19

Publication Date: 2012/02/14

HVOLBOLL, Virginia Marie (Stauffer)

Death Leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Virginia Marie Hvolboll was born to Ted and Marie Stauffer on July 9, 1930 in Olds, Alberta, and passed away on September 11, 2012 at the age of 82. Virginia was predeceased by her mother and father; her daughter Danna, and her brother Stanley. After retirement, she found her "Utopia" in Fairhope, Alabama and loved living there until her passing. Virginia is now at peace, and will be forever missed by her family and friends.

Publication Date: 2011/01/04

HUMPHRIES, Shirley Delores (Blower)

Shirley Delores (Blower) Humphries, beloved wife of John (Jack) R. Humphries, mother of Brett (Jody) Humphries and Cheri (Bruce) Woodruff, grandmother of Jonathan, Ashley and Kimberley Humphries and Nicholas, Nathaniel and Mairin Woodruff, passed away on January 7, 2011 at the age of 66 years after a two year battle with cancer. Shirley was born at home in Maple Leaf, Alberta on February 15, 1944 and was the oldest daughter of Thomas and Myfanwy Blower. She had one younger sister, Dianne. She spent her childhood in the Crowsnest Pass before moving with her family to Calgary, Alberta. While attending high school there she met Jack. They were good friends and could often be found in one another's company. They became engaged and married in 1965. Two children quickly followed - Brett in 1966 and Cheri in 1967. They lived for a short time in both Calgary and Rocky Mountain House before making their home in Olds in 1972. Jack and Shirley owned a small business, the House of Shoes, for many years and she was often found working there. She also worked for several years at the Bank of Montreal, before returning to school. In 1984 she attended Olds College and took the Secretarial Arts program there. Shortly after graduating she began work at the Health Connection, and then at Olds General Hospital working in the administration offices, reception and as an executive secretary. Shirley very much enjoyed working with the people at the hospital and was there up until her illness made it impossible. Shirley was involved with several service organizations, including the FCSS and Girl Guides as a Pathfinder leader, during her time in Olds. She was actively involved with church callings having been involved with the primary, youth and Relief Society organizations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Shirley loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren, and would always be available to go to their band concerts, school plays, birthday parties and other important occasions. She had a kind heart and would often offer small words of encouragement to people at times when they needed it most. She had a wonderful sense of humour which she kept up until the very end. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Shirley is predeceased by her parents Thomas and Myfanwy, sister, Dianne as well as her mother-in-law Henrietta. She is survived by her husband, Jack, children Brett (Jody) and Cheri (Bruce); grandchildren Jonathan, Nicholas, Ashley, Kimberley, Nathaniel and Mairin; father-in-law Mervin (Kay) Clark; sistersin-law Adele Meyers, Mary Murphy and Linda Tomlinson and brother-in-law Klaas Heerema, as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3802, 57 Ave, Olds. Viewing will be from 12:00-1:00 PM Interment to follow at the Olds Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre or Canadian Cancer Society. Heartland Funeral Services Olds, entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

JENSEN, Marion Alice (nee Wallace)

Marion Alice Jensen beloved wife of the late Mr. Kenneth Jensen died Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at the age of 80 years. Marion will be lovingly remembered by her children Curt (Maxine), Greg (Judy), Alison (Russ) Guthrie, and Kenny (Andrea). Her memory will also be cherished by her 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Marion was born in Calgary, Alberta and grew up in the Springbank area. She became a teacher and taught at Crossfield and Horse Creek schools. Marion and Ken married and farmed outside of Carstairs until moving to Olds in 2009. Marion loved gardening, reading, politics, and current events. Most important in her life was her family and friends. She will be remembered as a sensitive, kind, loving individual. A Memorial Service for the late Mrs. Marion Jensen was held at the Crossfield United Church, 1005 Ross Street, Crossfield, on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 2 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Marion's memory may be directed to Crossfield United Church, or to the Mennonite Central Committee, Suite #210, 2946 - 32 Street NE, Calgary, AB, T1Y 6J7. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapels (Olds and Didsbury), 5226 - 46 Street, Olds, AB T4H 1B8. Phone 403-556-3223. Locally owned and operated, proudly serving our community for over 46 years!

Publication Date: 2012/09/18

JACKSON, Thomas Sydney

Nov. 6, 1953 - Dec. 25, 2010 -- With great sadness the family of Tom announce that he passed away on Christmas Day. He was predeceased by his father, Sydney, in 2006 and his sister, Trudeen, in 2005. He is mourned by his wife, Marlene Reinhart and her son David of Didsbury, and by his daughter, Dena Hart of Red Deer. He is also mourned by his loving mother, Donna of Calgary; his brothers Mike (Nerrilee) of Australia, Grant (Holly) of Richmond; his sisters Theresa (Paul) of Gull Lake, Tracey (Chris) of Innisfail, Lorraine and Brenda of Calgary, and Wanda of Listowel. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. At Tom's request there will be a private family memorial. The Jackson family would like to thank the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Center in Calgary and the doctors and staff at the Acute Care Unit in the Olds Hospital.

Publication Date: 2011/01/04

Publication Date: 2011/01/04

JAFFRAY, Diane Agnes Victoria

Diane Agnes Victoria Jaffray passed away suddenly at the age of 53 years old in Olds, Alberta on January 21st, 2012. Diane was born in Rimbey where she grew up on the family farm with her parents Frank and Anne Tkacik. Rimbey is where she met her husband, the love of her life, Wayne Jaffray. Diane moved around from Rimbey, Brooks, Westlock and then finally to Olds, where she and Wayne have resided for 19 years. While raising her children, Diane always kept busy with numerous jobs, including the Autotrader, selling jewelry and owning her own DJ service. She loved camping, going to Vegas and cheering on her children and grandkids in all of their sports. In 1996, Diane fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning her own business, Dee J's Music World and Book Store. In the 15 years she owned Dee J's, she made numerous relationships throughout the community. Along with her love for the store and owning a family business, Diane always made family a priority, especially the athletic ventures of her children, Jason and Ashley. Diane is survived by her husband of 34 years, Wayne; son, Jason (Michelle) Jaffray; daughter, Ashley (Ryan) Bresden. She is also survived by the three joys of her life, her grandchildren, Kennedy and Jaxon, children of Jason and Michelle, and the third grandchild arriving at the end of June to parents Ashley and Ryan; sister Katrina (Leo) Hohn; nephew Jay (Darla) Hohn and niece Leanne (Mike) Edwards; brother Tony Tkacik and nieces, Kari (Randy) Ukranichuk, Angie and nephew, Andrew. Diane is predeceased by her son, Steven Jaffray; parents, Frank and Anne Tkacik; Wayne's parents, Harry and Frances Jaffray. Memorial services were held on Saturday January 28, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, Olds with Harold Hunter officiating. All donations will be given to special friends, the Crowell family, who have a four-year-old little boy battling cancer. (in care of Heartland Funeral Services in Olds) Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

JOHNSON, Cyril Orton

Born September 4, 1924, at his home in Barnwell, Alberta to Benjamin Franklin Johnson and Zella Park Allred Johnson; he passed away peacefully in the company of family and friends at the hospital in Olds, Alberta on February 27, 2011. Cyril is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Evelyn; children Ron (Diana), Jocelyn (David), Cheryl (Gary) and Joel (Debbie); 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 7 brothers and sisters; Cyril was predeceased by daughter Cindy (Norman), son Shane and 6 brothers and sisters. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and members of his church. Cyril and Evelyn were married in 1945 and lived on the farm near Barnwell for 25 years. Cyril returned to school at Olds Agricultural College and graduated as top student in 1970. After living in Kitchener, ON and Regina, SK they resided in Olds from 1977 to the present. Cyril worked for the Federal Department of Agriculture and then as an accountant. He was active throughout his life in the LDS church and served for 24 years as Patriarch for the Red Deer Stake. The funeral was held at 2:00 pm, March 3, 2011 at the chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: 380257 Avenue, Olds, Alberta. Interment will be at the family plot at the Taber Cemetery (AB) on March 4, 2011. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/01/11

Publication Date: 2011/03/08

HUNSPERGER, Larry

Larry Hunsperger of Didsbury passed away on Monday, July 25, 2011 at the Didsbury Hospital at the age of 60 years. Larry and Glenda farmed west of Didsbury. Larry's life was remembered on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 2:00pm at the Zion Evangelical Missionary Church. Condolences to the family may be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapels, Didsbury. Phone: 403-335-4773. Proudly serving our community for over 48 years.

JOHNSON, Elmer (Arthur)

It is with great sadness that we announce that Elmer (Arthur) Johnson, formerly of Kevisville, Alberta, passed away suddenly of a stroke at his home in Red Deer at the age of 89 years on May 26, 2012. Elmer leaves to mourn his wife Jean of 35 years, two step daughters, Judy Jones, and Brenda Roe, a sister Marie Hickox and her husband Allan Hickox of Wainwritght, three nieces, Leora (Wayne) and family, Bonnie and family, Gail (Ty) and family, nephew Wade (Debbie) and family. Elmer was predeceased by parents Arthur and Grace Johnson of Kevisville, and step daughter Sharon David. Elmer also left to mourn and will be sadly missed by many dear friends and relatives.

Publication Date: 2012/01/31

Publication Date: 2011/08/02

Publication Date: 2012/06/12

Obituaries

JOHNSON, Orvil (OJ) Andrew

One great fall day in Bentley, Alberta, October 24, 1936, Gus and Clara Johnson welcomed into the world their first son, Orvil (OJ) Andrew Johnson. Tragically, after being involved in a head-on collision, September 8, 2011 at the age of 74, dad was taken from his family and friends while travelling to his home in Bergen. The sudden death of our father would bring us together to plan a celebration of his life, which was held at the Legion on September 15, 2011. It was overwhelming to witness the many family and friends who would travel near and far to pay their last respect to a great man. The celebration was filled with tributes from his children and grandchildren, music, tears and laughter. Dad would have been proud of the celebration which was led by friend, Keith Baxter. Over the past many years, music became a part of dad's everyday life, while attending jam sessions all over the province. He played with many musicians, creating long and lasting friendships, and was associated with "The Centennial Fiddlers" who would fill the hall with music as we remembered our dad. Dad became a successful businessman when he began O. Johnson Enterprises Ltd., while raising his family in Olds, Alberta. Not until we would all have children of our own, would we realize his role in helping to make our house a home. His role of grandpa was probably the best performance of his life, as he really was the definition of "grandpa". Even though he made time for his five children and his thirteen grandchildren, dad would also be sure to travel to Bentley to attend to his parents' needs and was a strong leader of his five sisters and brother. Dad has left behind many friends who all have such great stories and memories of their encounters and journey through life over the last many decades. He will be missed by daughters Cathy (Harper), Susan (Grant), Valerie (Lappage), Carrie (Richardson) and son Michael Johnson. Dad will most certainly be missed by the sons-in-law Wayne Harper, Marvin Grant, Bob Lappage and Larry Richardson, whether it be his hunting trips or fishing, farming skills and motorcycle rides, brandings, or just visiting and listening and sharing his many stories or listening to him sing. There will be a void in the hearts of his grandchildren, Melissa, Meghan, Amanda, Ashley, Brogan, Matthew, Jordan, Danielle, Taylor, Morgaine, Emily, Austin and Cheyenne. Dad will be laid to rest between his parents in the cemetery in Bentley, Alberta at a later date. Now that you've become a memory dad, these memories are our greatest treasure. We will miss you dad. In the wake of my brother's untimely death, I wrote him this letter. Dear Orvil, Your sudden passing led me to reflect on you, and on our lives. This brought to the forefront some key issues that meant a lot to me. I want to thank you, and let you know I will be forever grateful. First: was your deep love and absolute caring for our parents. You did so much for them over the years, and held them in such high regard. It is only fitting that you should want your final resting place between the two of them. You were blessed with fine qualities from both. You were hard working and wise like our mother. From Dad you got a heart of gold, his mischievous ways and a passion for music and the outdoors. In my eyes you were the pillar of strength in our family. It was you I trusted to act justly and with intelligence in dealing with difficult and sensitive family matters. It couldn't have been easy. No one is without their shortcomings, but not everyone has the basic goodness and integrity of character that I saw in you. Thanks Orv, for being you and for being my brother. I send you my love Adelle P.S. Give my love to Mom and Dad Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Scott Band. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

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JONKER, Hendrik (Hank)

In loving memory of our dear father and grandfather Hendrik Jonker (Hank). Born Dec 8, 1933, Holland; passed away on Dec. 18, 2010, Calgary, AB Survived by Ann Jonker, daughter Lawrence Jonker, son Austin Jonker, grandson. On Dec. 27, 2010 refreshments will be served at 912 Abbydale Drive NE Calgary, AB. Time 2 to 5 p.m.

JORGENSEN, Gert Erik Riber

1930-2012 -- It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather, Gert Erik Riber Jorgensen of Olds. Gert passed away Sunday April 22, 2012 at his farm with his family at his side. Gert was born in RockGlenn, Sask. March 17, 1930 and then lived in Big Beaver, Sask. He was the second son of Holger & Else Jorgensen. His dad passed away in 1970 and mother 1996. After leaving Big Beaver, the family moved to Scandia, Alberta; then on to Olds in 1945 when Gert was 15 years old. Gert finished grade school at the Garnet School and went on to graduate at Olds Agriculture College. Many good and challenging years were had. On November 27, 1953 he married Helen (Fisher), oldest daughter of Lawrence and Daisy Fisher. They both belonged to the 4-H Beef Club. Gert was a very hard worker and loved his life as a farmer right up to his passing. As a young man he got up to milk cows by hand, slopped pigs and made sure the milk was down to the highway by 7am and then off to school. Gert bought his present farm in the Lone Pine District from his Dad in 1947. He used to drive his beautiful black team over and work all day building the farm up to what it is today. It was originally called the "Star Ranch" but with being situated on the 4 Lane Highway, it was suitable to rename the farm "4 Lane Herefords". He loved his Hereford Cattle and took many prizes at the Calgary and Lacombe Bull Sales. Gert and his sons ran a cattle and mixed grain farm. Gert loved to visit with his many friends, relatives and neighbors. His witty jokes would always give everyone a good chuckle. He was a great family man and if anyone needed help he was there. He loved sports especially watching his grandsons play hockey or compete in rodeos. Gert leaves to mourn his loving wife of 59 years, Helen. One daughter Judy Reeds, two sons Rick (Cathy) and Dave (Marion) of Olds. Seven grandchildren Chris (Karla) Reeds of Trochu, Amy Reeds of Calgary. Jess (Kelsey) Jorgensen of Olds, Mandy (Cordell) Griffith of Cessford, Cass (Jordon) Bargholz of Sylvan Lake and Carson & Connor Jorgensen of Olds. Six greatgrandchildren: Hayley Reeds, Tye and Zane Jorgensen, Tenley and Jorja Griffith and Willa Bargholz. Gert loved his family and did everything he could for them and especially loved to tease his grand & great-grandchildren. He loved our many get togethers. He is also survived by his brothers Ove (Shirley) of Bassano and Martin (Rosalie) of Sundre, sister Glenna (Peter) Shulz of Olds and sister-in-law Joyce Jorgensen of Olds, brothers-in law Walter Fisher and Bob Fisher of Olds, Roy Fisher (May) of Valleyview, Jim & (Yvonne) Fisher of Drumheller; sisters-in law Linda Fisher of Olds and Heather Watson (Bill) of Calgary; also numerous nieces and nephews. Gert will be sadly missed by all who knew him. On Gert's request there will be no funeral service. A gathering of family and friends was held at the Olds Evergreen Center on April 27, 2012 from 2pm to 5pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to STARS, Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7. Messages of condolence may be made to www.myalternatives.ca. Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services, 12 East Lake Way NE, Airdrie, AB. (403) 216-5111 & (403) 912-0307.

Publication Date: 2010/12/21

JOOSTEN, Michiel Jilles

June 13, 1923 ­ December 16, 2011 -- After many years of struggle with various health issues, Michiel Joosten passed away peacefully on Friday, December 16, 2011 in the Olds Hospital at the age of 88 years. Michiel was born in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands, June 13, 1923 , oldest of seven children. As a young man during World War II, Michiel was placed in a German forced labour camp for 2 years. After the war he began his work in the tax department of the Dutch government eventually rising to the national office. He married Johanna Coppens on March 8, 1951. Together as a young couple, they immigrated to Canada in September, 1951, settling in Ponoka. Alberta for three years before moving to Olds where Michiel began his work in the accounting department at the Olds College. After learning the Canadian tax system, Michiel ran his own private accounting practice in Olds in November, 1957 until his retirement in 1996. Over the years, Michiel put his Christian faith into action through various ministries and acts of volunteer service. He is survived by his wife Johanna, their children Peter, Bridget, Mary, Adrian and Francis, along with 15 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Olds. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Olds. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make a donation to the Holy Trinity Catholic School (Playground Fund), Box 4228, Olds, Alberta, T4H 1P8. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/12/20

JOOSTEN, Theresa Marie

Theresa Marie Joosten, our wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, lost her courageous battle with cancer on May 4, 2011. Born the sixth of nine children to Anton Gartner and Josephine Gartner (née Blatz) of Daysland, Alberta, Theresa grew up on a mixed farm where she learned many of her gifts and talents. Moving to Edmonton after school, she would eventually enjoy working at Alberta Treasury Branch, until a few years later, when she met and married her husband Francis. After a very brief time in Whitecourt they moved to Olds to live and raise a family. Theresa made our house a home of love. She enjoyed baking and sharing times with family and friends. A plate of her excellent home baking was frequently enjoyed over a game of cards, a daytime visit, or overnight stay. Theresa was generous and giving of her time, her talents, her treasure, her love and her faith. Her greatest gift was to make the decision to homeschool our children. For almost 16 years, Theresa taught or guided our 7 children. She was not only their mother, but also their teacher and a model of faith that lives on in them. Throughout her life, Theresa lived her faith, always wanting to learn more and grow in her love of God. This led her to become a member of the Secular Franciscan Order and to be active in her parish community in many ways. She is greatly loved by her husband, Francis, and her children Michael, Daniel, Angela, Gerard, Joseph, Paul, and Felicia, but we will miss her deeply. Theresa was predeceased by her father, Tony, her brother, Ron, and her son Nicholas. Prayers will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Olds. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Olds with Father Maurice Okolie and Father Len Gartner celebrants. Interment to follow at the Olds Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Central Alberta Cancer Centre Expansion Program. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2012/05/01

KALLIS, Albert (Slim) Welhelm

Albert Welhelm (Slim) Kallis was born to Edward and Emma (Summerfelt) Kallis on a farm near Hay Lakes, AB on December 31, 1922 into a family of (4) four brothers, Reinholt, Benny, Henry, Leopolt and (3) three sisters Lydia (Trempner), Alma (Walters) , and Freida (Alm). Of the siblings, only Leo & Freida remain living, in Edmonton and Camrose respectively. Albert was raised on farms in the Hay Lakes and New Sarepta districts. He pitched fastball for many years for New Sarepta, Cooking Lake, Sundre, Drumheller and finally for Hudson's Bay Oil & Gas at Cessford from 1961 to 1966. In 1951 he married Marlene Fester, who grew up on a farm across the road from where Albert was raised. In 1949 Albert was hired by New Superior Oils and in 1956 he went to Hudson's Bay Oil & Gas where he spent 26 years until 1982 when HBOG was bought by Dome Petroleum. Albert retired as Production Foreman with Dome in 1985. During his working years, the family lived at Sundre, Drumheller, Estevan, Cessford camp and in Olds from 1967 until his passing. He was passionate about sport: Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames; Calgary Stampeders, Cincinnati Reds and Toronto Blue Jays. He spent many pleasant days beside a fishing hole; RV'd a few winters in Arizona, was a bowling king for a time, and enjoyed his retirement to the fullest. He spent time with his grand children and they fondly remember his patience at the playground, at the lake with a fishing rod, doing car repairs for a poor college student, a few extra bucks for someone in need and lots of free meals. He will be sadly missed, but suffered a great deal in the last days, and is now at peace with his Saviour. He is survived by his beloved wife of sixty years, Marlene, daughters Gail (Wayne) Dick of St. Albert, Valerie (Fred) Salvisberg of Falun, Heather (Dale) Shanks of Medicine Hat, and son Albert Jr. (Kim) of Coronation. He had 4 great grandchildren, Kaydence, Lucas, Elliot and Autumn. Albert's life will be celebrated at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 5022-52 Street in Olds Alberta on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Anyone wishing to honour his passing may make a donation to the Alzheimer's Society, Administrative Office 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 4K1. Condolences to the family can be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangement entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 522646 Street, Olds, Alberta T4H 1B8. Phone: 403-556-3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

Publication Date: 2011/10/04

JOHNSTON, Isobelle Rosina

Oct. 22, 1917 - June 7, 2012 -- Isobelle Rosina Johnston passed away in the Long Term Care Center of the Olds Hospital on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the age of 94. Isobelle was predeceased by her parents Herbert and Louisa (Young), her daughter Judy, her husband Jim and her siblings Ivan, Lillian and Raymond. Isobelle was born on October 22, 1917 in Swalwell, Alberta. When she married James W. Johnston in 1939 they moved to the Zella area where they farmed. Judy, their only daughter, was born in May of 1944. Isobelle was a very outgoing lady who loved to garden and farm. She was a member of the United Church and the WI and had many other activities that she loved. Driving the school bus as a spare driver, driving a team of horses in the Calgary Stampede, curling and bingo to name a few. Isobelle had a long and healthy life and will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed. Isobelle is survived by her grand daughter Belinda Coggins (Jason) and her son-in-law Joe Nelson (Sheila).

Publication Date: 2011/05/10

Publication Date: 2012/06/26

JONES, William Dwain

William Dwain Jones, (mostly known as Bill), of Bowden, Alberta, born July 12th 1957, passed away January 26th 2012, due to a long battle with multiple sclerosis. He is survived by his son Terrance William Jones, as well as his maternal mother Paulette Appel, and father Ken Jones. He will be greatly missed. You have touched all of our lives Bill, your courageous spirit, and vast knowledge in anything you wished to get your hands on will give us the confidence and strength to strive for accomplishing anything we set our minds too. Rest in peace Bill, and remember we will always love you. Memorial services were held on Wednesday February 8, 2012 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #105 Olds with Harold Hunter officiating. Interment was held at the Bowden Cemetery. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2011/02/08

Publication Date: 2012/02/14

Obituaries

KATES, Philip Arthur

October 23, 1960 - January 15, 2012 -- It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Philip with his sparkling determination and positive spirit on January 15, 2012 after a brave struggle with cancer at Calgary's Foothills Hospital. Philip is survived by his beloved wife Tayva (nee Milner), his sons Jordan, 2, and Elliot, 1 year old, his father Josef Kates, his stepmother Kay Hill, his brother Louis Kates and wife Goldie, his sisters Naomi Kates and Celina Dunn, his nieces Roshaya Rodness and Hilary Dunn and his nephew Benjamin Rodness. Philip was predeceased by his loving mother Lillian Kates (nee Kroch). Particular love and appreciation to Tayva for her devoted caring and loving support for Philip during his final weeks and for Tayva's parents, Suzan and Irv Milner, for all their support during this trying time. Following a Film and Photography Course at Toronto's Ryerson University, Philip became Director, first of Music Videos and then of TV Commercials for the International market. He had occupied the Director's chair on five continents directing productions in eight languages. Numerous international honours include the Cannes Lion, Cannes Shortlist, multiple Bessie Gold and Silver awards, multiple Much Music Awards, multiple People's Choice Awards, a Gold Mobius Award, Gold and Silver Telly Awards, a Juno Award and an East Coast Music Award. We remember Philip for his openly generous spirit, amazing ability to use his keen eye for the camera, talented ear for music, sketching scintillating cartoons for us and his irresistible wit. Philip's creativity and joy captured his audience, and surrounded his family and friends with ardent love. Philip will be forever missed, forever remembered as the light of our life, dearest son, husband, father, greatest brother and uncle. Services and Interment were at Noon, Wednesday January 18, 2012 at the Chevra Kadisha Cemetery of Calgary (North East corner of Highway 22X and 37 Street SW) Calgary, AB T2J 5G5, 403-244-4717. Following this a reception will take place at Temple B'nai Tikvah, 900 47th Ave. SW, Calgary. Shiva follows at Philip and Tayva's home at 5901 Park Meadows Cr., Olds, AB T4H 1Y2 until Friday afternoon, January 20, 2012. A remembrance service in Toronto for family and friends will be announced shortly. The family appreciates and is grateful to the many Doctors and Nurses at Calgary's Foothills Hospital as well as the General Hospital in Olds, Alberta during the past year. In particular the family is grateful to Drs. Bathe, Turner, Dowden, Lupichuk, Sinnarajah, Marr, Chu, LaBrie, Boyar and all the wonderful Staff on units 47 and 57 at the Foothills Medical Centre who treated Philip and our family with great dignity and care. We also appreciate the unwavering support of Philip's many friends and colleagues. If so desired, memorial donations to the Philip Kates Memorial Fund to support research in Hepatobiliary cancer may be made by phone (403-220-8261) or by cheque made out to the University of Calgary with Philip Kates Memorial Fund indicated in the memo line, c/o U of C Development Office, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4. Donations can also be made online at https://netcommunity.ucalgary.ca/philipkates

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KINCH, Patrick Leonard

May 10, 1940 - April 4, 2012 -- Patrick Leonard Kinch was born May 10, 1940 in Calgary, Alberta and passed away April 4, 2012 at the Rosefield Care Center, Innisfail, AB. Part was born to Leonard and Mary Kinch and was the eldest of 16 children growing up in the Cochrane and Horse Creek area. Upon completing school he went to Fort Nelson to work. He returned to the Cochrane area to work on the family farm when he met his wife Frances McDonald. They married in February, 1960 and together they raised six children residing in Carstairs, Fox Creek and eventually the Cremona area. Pat took over his father's gas and oilfield maintenance business in 1976 working mainly at the Carstairs Home Oil Gas Plant. In 2001 he and his wife divorced and he lived out the rest of his life residing in the Cremona, Water Valley area and then with a few of his children over the years until going to the Mountain View Lodge in Olds and eventually the Rosefield Care Center in Innisfail. Pat was an avid outdoorsman and loved to teach many to hunt and fish over the years. He also definitely loved a great party and was always up to listening to a good joke and telling his own as well! Even in his final days he still loved to hear a great joke! Pat leaves to mourn his children, Maxine (Rob Blankert), Water Valley, AB, Pat Kinch, Water Valley, AB, Cheryl (Bruce Black), Beaverlodge, AB, Ken Kinch, Olds, AB, Theresa (Bill Argent), Rimbey, AB, Leslie Wolf, Innisfail, AB, 17 grand children and 10 great-grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn 13 siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. Pat was predeceased by his parents, Leonard and Mary Kinch as well as 2 brothers, Dale and Thomas Kinch. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 10 River Heights Drive, Cochrane on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 10:30 A.M.. Interment followed at Water Valley Cemetery, Water Valley. Arrangements in care of Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Cochrane. Telephone: 403-932-1039, condolences may be forwarded through www.cochranecountryfuneralhome.com

KNAPP, Deborah Lori

1967 ­ 2011 -- Mrs. Deborah Lori Knapp of Olds, beloved wife of Thomas Knapp and mother to Arnie passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011 with her family by her side at the age of 44 years. Debbie was born the youngest of nine children to parents Frank and Alice Dietz at High Prairie, Alberta on Friday, June 9, 1967. She grew up in Slave Lake and attended school there as well. Debbie was the first child to graduate high school in her family. She had a strong love for children at an early age; she assisted children with special needs in the class environment. Seeing them succeed provided her with a lot of personal satisfaction. In her spare time Debbie enjoyed all kinds of music; she was also very creative and enjoyed creating many different crafts. Debbie loved the outdoors and being with nature as well as all gods' creatures. Debbie's German shepherds Chemo and Chayenne were very dear to her in her adolescence. While living in Slave Lake Debbie was introduced to Thomas Knapp by a friend. This was the beginning of a six year courtship that saw the couple united in marriage. Debbie and Thomas were blessed with the birth of Arnie on Thursday, November 28, 1996 while the couple was living in Fort St. John, B.C. Debbie had the privilege of staying home with Arnie. She considered this to be the best and most important job she ever had. In 2003, Debbie was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia. In 2005 Thomas was transferred to Calgary, as a couple Debbie and Thomas chose to move to Olds instead to raise their son in a smaller community. In 2006, the Knapp's were baptized into the catholic family at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Olds. In 2008 Debbie was diagnosed with cancer. Prayers were held Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Mass was held Friday, October 21, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. Both services were held at St. Stephens Catholic Church 4302 ­ 57 Ave, Olds with Father Maurice Okolie officiating. Donations in memory of Debbie can be directed to The Olds And District Hospice Society; 6700 46 Street, P.O. Box 700026 Olds, Alberta T4H 3Z0 or a charity of the donor's choice. Condolence to the family can be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds, Alberta. Phone: 403-556-3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

Publication Date: 2012/04/17

KISBY, Lori Jean

On Wednesday, September 14th, 2011, Lori Jean Kisby passed away suddenly at the age of 50 years. Lori will be lovingly remembered by her two sons, Robin and Christopher VanderKooi, her parents Judith Jane Sterling and Donald Henry Kisby, and by her brother Sean Gordon Habermehl. Lori will be remembered for her loving, friendly spirit, and her dedication to the Savior. "And then shall it come to pass, that the spirits of those who are righteous are received into a state of a) happiness, which is called b) paradise, a state of rest, a state of c) peace, where they shall rest from all their troubles and from all care, and sorrow."Alma 40. A Funeral Service in memory of Lori will be held on Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment to follow at the Olds Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Fibromyalgia Society of Alberta. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2011/10/25

KONSCHUH, Laverne Alexander

September 12, 1936 - April 16, 2011 -- Laverne Konschuh, known to many as "Breezie", passed away in the Olds Hospital Long Term Care Unit at the age of 74. Laverne will be lovingly remembered by his soulmate of 42 years, Jackie; his brothers Don (Andrea), Richard (Elaine); brother-in-law Don Brodie; sisters Doreen Frost, Judy McMann (Vern); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Marie and Adam; sisters Marianne Morasch, Diane Brodie; brothers-in-laws Ted Frost and Edward Morasch. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 5022 - 52 Street, Olds, Alberta on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made directly to Olds Hospital, Long Term Care, 3901 - 57 Avenue, Olds, Alberta T4H 1T4. Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 12 East Lake Way NE, Airdrie, Alberta, (403) 216-5111 & (403) 912 - 0307.

Publication Date: 2011/09/20

Publication Date: 2012/01/24

KLINE, Clara (nee Weimer)

June 28, 1927 ­ November 30, 2010 -- On November 30, 2010 Clara Kline (nee Weimer) of Olds passed away peacefully with her family at her side, at the age of 83 years. Clara will be lovingly remembered by her three sons Dennis (Judy) of Olds, Brian (Carol) of Innisfail and Doug of Olds; her grandchildren Danielle (Wayne) Flaathen of Vegreville and Jackie (Scott) Muddle of Red Deer; her great-grandchildren Luke and Levi Flaathen and Chase Muddle; one brother, Victor Weimer of Olds; special niece Marilyn Weimer of Olds, and numerous other family and friends. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Melvin of 61 years; her parents Fred and Molly Weimer; two brothers, Fred and David, and one sister, Mary. Clara's passion was her family and her life was lovingly dedicated to those she held dear. She will always be remembered for her great strength, determination, courage and especially for the genuine kindness and love she continually extended to all. A Memorial Service was held on Monday, December 6, 2010 at the First Baptist Church, Olds, with Harold Hunter officiating. Interment was held prior to the service at the May City Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made directly to STARS Air Ambulance, the Canadian Cancer Society (Ovarian) Division or National Catholic Broadcasting Council. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2011/04/26

KIENTZ, Shirley Sadie (nee Hilts)

Shirley Sadie Kientz (nee Hilts) passed away June 17, 2012 at the age of 89. Shirley was born September 19, 1922 in Calgary to Alvin and Bessie Hilts. Shirley lived with her family in Red Deer and Innisfail before marrying Vern Kientz in June of 1940. They lived in Calgary where Shirley took care of foster children in their home for a few years. In the late 40's, they moved to Makepeace, AB where Vern was employed with the AB Pacific Grain Co. In 1950, they were transferred to Torrington with the same company. Shortly after, they purchased some farmland and farmed until Vern's passing in 2000. Shirley stayed on the farm to be around family until moving to Olds in the summer of 2009. Shirley loved curling, knitting, crocheting and teaching her grandchildren some of these skills. She was predeceased by her husband Vern, grandson Roger Villemaire and her brother Jack Hilts. She will be deeply missed by her children Ralph (Josie) Kientz, Darlene (Gilles) Villemaire and Larry (Pam) Kientz; along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Many thanks to Sunrise Village and Olds Continuing Care Unit for the wonderful staff that were always there for Shirley. Funeral services were held on Saturday June 23, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, Olds with Pastor Brent Reilly officiating. Interment was held at the Olds Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Olds Hospital Continuing Care. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

KRAFT, Melba Beatrice

Melba Beatrice Kraft, of Olds, Alberta, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 21st after a lengthy illness. She was 69 years of age. She was born in Red Deer on March 6th, 1942, and graduated from high school in Caroline. She married Peter Kraft, her husband of 48 years, on the 12th of July, 1963. That same year, Melba and Pete moved to the small town of Forest Grove in the BC interior, where they built a house and raised two children together. They returned to Alberta in 2005. Melba was a devout Christian and a dedicated member of the Baptist Church in both Forest Grove and Olds. She is survived by her husband Peter and her two sons Douglas and Michael. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Norm Tauber & Pastor Helmut Strauss officiating. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Olds Hospital Acute Care Unit. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 . www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2011/10/25

Publication Date: 2010/12/07

KRUGER, Rosemary

1928-2012 -- It is with saddened hearts that the family of Rosemary Kruger, announce the passing of their beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother. Rosemary was born in Olds, Alberta to Arthur and Florence King. She was raised in Lobley, on the homestead and later attended high school in Olds. There Rosemary met Alfred Kruger, and they were married in December 1946. Rosemary was one of the first AGT telephone operators in Olds. Rosemary lovingly cared for Alfred for ten years, before his passing in 1973. Her loving character was extended past her six children and their families, when she became a caregiver to others in need. Rosemary was also predeceased by her mother Florence in 1973 and her father Arthur in 1975. Rosemary leaves to mourn six children: Deanna (Eric ­ predeceased in 2006) Overwater of Calgary, Dennis Kruger (Bev Peacock) of Mission, BC, David Kruger of Didsbury, Dorothea (Bruce) Sheppard of Red Deer, Darcy Kruger (Zareena) of Calgary and Douglas (Judy) Kruger of Dallas, TX. She also leaves twenty one grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family wishes to extend a huge thank you to Dr. Sheila Eleason, who cared extensively for Rosemary in recent years. Also, thank you to the friends and caregivers from Pines Lodge, Unit 33 and Rehab Unit 35 at Red Deer Regional Health Centre. Thank you also to the caregivers who most recently cared for Rosemary at Michener Extendicare, Ward 3300. A funeral service will take place on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John's Anglican Church, 4821 ­ 50 Street, Olds Alberta. Interment will follow at Olds Cemetery. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.heartlandfuneralservices.com. Funeral arrangements in care of Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., 5303 ­ 50 Avenue, Olds, Alberta. 403-507-8610.

Publication Date: 2012/06/26

Publication Date: 2012/08/21

Obituaries

LALLY, Robert

Dr. Robert Lally, beloved husband of Marjory and long-time resident of Olds, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the age of 87 years. Robert is survived by his wife Marjory, his son Brendan (Melanie), his daughters Hope and Meg (Steve), his sister Jean as well as extended family and friends. Robert's wit and charm will be remembered by his close friends and family. A wake was held at the Lally residence on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 3:00 pm until last call. The Lally Family would like to gratefully acknowledge Jocelyn Atienza for her loving care towards Robert over the past three years. Friends are encouraged to raise a glass in Robert's memory or send a memorial donation to KidSport Medicine Hat & Redcliff, PO Box 40009, 355 Southridge Dr. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4S6. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are in care of Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds. AB T4H 1B3. Phone 403 556 3223.

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OCT 09/2012

LATIMER, Louis Taylor

It is with great sadness that the Latimer family announces the passing of Louis Taylor Latimer on December 21, 2010 following a brief illness. Louis is survived by his loving wife Jean, their children Linda (Doug Henderson), Gary (Jacci), Marlene (Ian Harvie), Nancy Latimer, Bryan (Annette) and Elaine (Greg Urwin), 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister Mary (Jim Buzzard), brother Marvin (Mary) and sister-in-law Jeannie Latimer and predeceased by two brothers Carroll and Norval. Louis was born February 13, 1923 on the family farm near Bowden, AB. He attended the Nesbit school and at the same time started his business career by trapping weasels, muskrat and coyotes until he had enough money to buy a Shorthorn heifer which started a fabulous career of breeding purebred seedstock in four breeds, Shorthorn, Polled Hereford, Gelbvieh and Angus. Louis married Jean Winter on December 3, 1945. Their marriage was a partnership in both love and business. Together they raised six children and successfully built the Remitall herd. In 1954, Louis and his brother Carroll formed a partnership that continued for twenty years. When they dissolved their partnership in 1976, he formed a partnership with his two sons, Gary and Bryan. During the period 1960 to 1972 Louis & Jean, Carroll & Jeannie purchased the John Deere business "GreenLine" in Olds. Louis was very active in the Olds Agricultural Society, and twice President. Also with the Calgary Stampede, Canadian Hereford and Shorthorn Associations. Louis has received numerous awards during the years including: Hall of Fame at Nile Exhibition 1979 (Billings MT); Canadian Livestock Man of the Year 1987 (Denver CO); American Shorthorn Association "Builder of the Breed" (Omaha NB); Canadian Hereford Association Honour Roll 1988; Alberta Angus Association Breeder of the Year; County of Mountain View Family Farm Award. Honoured as a Pioneer by the Beef Improvement Federation on July 3, 2008. The Remitall name and its bloodlines are known worldwide and have made great contributions to the cattle industry. Louis strongly believed in his family and attended many 4-H shows, Junior Livestock shows, hockey, soccer games and many other events to show his support. He was always willing to share his knowledge of life with both his family and friends. To celebrate Louis' life we will gather at the TransCanada Theatre in the Fine Arts Building, the new CLC centre immediately south of the Olds College, 1:00 PM December 29, 2010. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, or Olds Health Care Centre or charity of your choice. Personal Alternative Funeral Services 12 East Lake Way NE, Airdrie, Alberta. (403) 556-5445 or (888) 216-5111.

LETOURNEAU, Gerald A.

March 22, 1954 - March 30, 2011 -- Gerald ("Ike") passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011. He was born and raised in Olds, attended school there and then attended the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. Gerald lived most of his life in Olds and was a long-standing member of the Olds Legion. Gerald was a gifted artist and leaves behind with his family and friends many beautiful reminders of his talents and he will be dearly missed. A celebration of his life will be held at the Olds Legion on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Harold Hunter officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/04/05

Publication Date: 2011/12/06

LEUSSINK, Johnan Michael

Johnan Michael Leussink passed away September 20, 2011 at the age of 20 years. Johnan was a good brother, a true friend, hard worker and a caring guy that touched a lot of hearts. He lived every day of his life to its fullest. Johnan may be gone but his memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. Johnan will be mourned and missed by many. Love from Mom and Dad, his brothers and sisters, and many friends. A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the Sundre Curling Facility. Interment followed at the Sundre Cemetery. Johnan's family would like to extend a heartfelt "thank you" to everyone that showed their support through this difficult time. Tributes in Johnan's memory may be made directly to STARS Air Ambulance. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

LaMARSH, Duane Philip

Duane passed away peacefully December 23, 2011 at the age of 86 in the Olds Hospital and Care Center. Duane was born May 21, 1925 at Sandpoint, Idaho to Canadian parents, Hume and Rachel LaMarsh. The family moved back to Alberta in July 1925 and lived at Alliance, Alberta until 1935 when they moved to the farm west of Olds in the Murray Valley, north of the Hainstock School. Duane attended school in Alliance, Berrydale, Hainstock, and finished up in Olds. Duane is survived by his loving wife, Edith, of 49 years; his daughter Michele (Steve) Hoffman of Olds; son Wayne (Charity) of Ft. St. John, BC; 7 grandsons: Lee, Kyle, Ben, Derick, Darby, Stirling, and Ronald James; 2 sisters: Ann Boothe of Ontario, Ialeen (Bob) Colwell of Calgary; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by Edith's brothers: Bruce (Rose) Davis of Bear Lake, BC, and Dan (Chantel) Moore of Ft. St. John, BC. He was predeceased by his parents, Hume and Rachel; his daughter Sandra; his son Ronald and his brother-in-law, Don Boothe. The family would like to thank, Dr. Martha Ingles, Dr. Kimberly Dykin, the staff at the Olds Hospital and Care Center and the staff at Sunrise Village for the wonderful and compassionate care he received while he was in these facilities. The Funeral Service is to be held at the Olds United Church on January 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Olds Hospital Memorial Fund or to a charity of their choice. Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services in charge of all arrangements.

Publication Date: 2011/09/27

LEWIS, William Arthur (Art)

Art passed away suddenly June 23, 2012 at the age of 59. He was predeceased by son Bradley, parents Earl & Edith and fatherin-law Carroll Latimer. Art will be missed by his family: wife Laurie, daughter Jennifer & Jamie Marfleet and grandchildren Cooper, Alison and Hailey. Also survived by sister Sharon (Doug) Coleman; brothers, Doug (Margaret), Dale (Joyce), Mike (Lynn) and Stan (Kim); many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Art grew up and spent most of his life here in Elkton. He loved to farm, take care of his animals and was able to fulfill his passion of raising Suffolk Punch Draft Horses. Beautiful days were never wasted on work, they were filled with twinkling eyes and smiles as family and friends would go for a horse or quad ride, and snowmobile or toboggan in winter. Art was a punctual, loyal, hardworking man, who took great pride in any job he had. He was always well liked, highly appreciated and greatly respected by his employers, fellow employees and of course his friends and family. Art was a quiet man who did not say much about emotions, but often had a big grin on his face when he was with the ones he loved. A private celebration of his life was held at the farm. Donations may be made in Art's memory to: The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Suite 100, 119-14 Street, N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 or to the charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Alternative Funeral and Cremation Services.

Publication Date: 2012/01/03

Publication Date: 2010/12/28

LARSON, Eda Belle

January 21, 1912 - January 15, 2012 -- Eda Belle Larson passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on January 15, 2012 in Olds, Alberta just prior to her 100th Birthday. Eda Belle was born to Jesse James and Bessie Huston in Jefferson, Oklahoma. Her family moved to Great Bend, Alberta after 1914. She attended school there and later went on to cook for the Minor Ranch in southern Saskatchewan, where she met a tall, strapping cowboy named Art Larson. She decided that he was for her and went to work filling his stomach with good food and entertaining him with her sense of humor . They were married in 1932 and began a journey together that took them to Turtle Lake, Saskatchewan; and then to Rainier, Alberta; where they raised two daughters. Eda Belle worked tirelessly on the farm to enable them to live self-sufficiently. When they retired, they continued to do so on a much smaller scale on several acres near Olds, Alberta. Eda Belle and Art raised vegetables for the farmers market, often involving their grandchildren in every aspect. Eda Belle was also known as a wonderful cook - no visitor was allowed to sit for long without a coffee and a treat. She made bread and cinnamon rolls for the Farmers Market in Red Deer, working late in late into the night to prepare the 200 loaves and 75 pans of rolls in her home kitchen each week. She pursued a variety of interests over the years, including playing a number of instruments and painting pictures. She gave her life to God as a young woman and lived each day with passion and commitment to her faith. She and Art gave as much as they could to others in need, never hesitating to provide physical or spiritual assistance. They had a number of opportunities to support the development of churches in their communities and Eda Belle contributed by teaching Sunday School, and sharing her testimony whenever she could. Though the later years brought many changes to her health, she never lost her faith in Christ and the light of Jesus radiated to all through her smile. Our family is comforted to know she is in heaven with her Lord, her husband, her daughter and granddaughter, her sisters and many friends who have gone before. She will surely be climbing the biggest tree in Heaven! Eda Belle is survived by her daughter, Artha Lee (Gordon) Gill and her grandchildren: Brent (Ann-Marie) Hoerle, Karen (Randy) Dickinson, Myrna (Allen) Derowin, Tim (Jeanette) Gill, Melissa (Ed) Furst, Ben (Tamara) Gill; and eleven grandchildren: Theoren, Erin, Asia, Kaleb, Alex, Xaben, Amelia, Toni, Israel, Rebecca and Connor. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family of 9 siblings. She was predeceased by her husband of 77 years , Arthur Larson, her daughter, Elsie Gladys Hoerle, her son-in-law, Mervin Hoerle and her granddaughter, Virginia Gill. Funeral services were held on Saturday January 21, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, Olds with Pastors Ed & Melissa Furst officiating. Interment followed at the Olds Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Home of Hope ­ Kenya. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

LeCLAIRE, Verna Doris

November 11, 1938 - October 19, 2011 -- Verna passed away suddenly after surviving a massive stroke 10 years ago. People that knew her after her stroke will sadly miss her. Her laughter, strength and courage for life we will forever remember. Verna is predeceased by husband Gilbert and daughter Lorna. She is survived by three daughters: Lorie (Doug) Haynes, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; Linda Jensen and two grandchildren; Valerie (Mike) McGregor, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and good friend Richard Brogden.

Publication Date: 2011/10/25 (Reprinted 2011/11/01)

Publication Date: 2012/07/10

LEE, Catherine Vivian

Mrs. Catherine Vivian Lee of Olds, beloved wife of the late Melvin Lee passed away at the Olds Hospital on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 a week before her 87th birthday. Catherine`s memory will be treasured by her family and many dear friends. A celebration of Catherine's life will be held at Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Friends and relatives are encouraged to submit a written reflection or come prepared to share a fond memory. A private family interment will follow the service and reception. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be directed to the MS Society, Central Alberta Chapter, 105,4807 ­ 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 4A5 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 202, 5913 ­ 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 4C4. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds, AB T4H 1B8. Phone 403 556 3223. Locally owned and operated proudly serving our community since 1939.

LIESEMER, Ian James

February 23, 1983 - November 23, 2011 -- It is with great sorrow that Ian Liesemer's family of Didsbury, Alberta announces his passing following a tragic vehicle accident at the age of 28 years. Ian will always be remembered by his beloved son Donavon Mikal; Kaela, the mother of his son; Tara, his special friend and her daughter Alexis; Ian's parents, Murray Liesemer and Kathy Adams; brothers Douglas and Jeremy; sister-in-law Jackie and nephew Layne; grandpa Ron Liesemer; honorary grandparents, Chas and Etta Hale; numerous extended family and countless friends. Please join the family for a celebration of Ian's life at the Carstairs Community Hall (1100 Lackner Way, Carstairs) on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, Didsbury. Phone: 403-3354773. Locally owned and operated. Proudly serving our community for over 46 years. For those wishing to, in lieu of flowers please, Ian's family has set up a trust account for young son Donavon at the Olds branch of Bank of Montreal.

Publication Date: 2012/08/07

LEISCHNER, Edith (Weigum)

Edith (Weigum) Leischner went home to be with her Saviour August 3, 2012. Mom was born December 7, 1920 in Huxley, Alberta, the youngest of 8 children, to Michael and Margaret Weigum. In 1939 she married Salven Leischner, the love of her life, and for 54 years they farmed together, living on the Leischner homestead until 1993. They retired to Olds and Dad passed away shortly thereafter. Mom's hands were always busy: milking cows, tending gardens, taking care of chickens and turkeys, raising their sons, and helping with grandchildren. She loved having people in and often served her fried chicken and baked buns, along with pie or chocolate cake she always had on hand. Mom served on committees in the Wimborne Alliance Church where they were members and was always ready to help. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, and we who knew her all loved her. Her gift of entertaining and her loving care and concern for family and friends will forever be remembered. Mom is survived by: three sons, Laurence (Maureen), Ken (Olympia) and Brian (Mavis), seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren, brother-inlaw Milton Leischner and two sisters-in-law Alvina Weigum and Delma Friesen. She is pre-deceased by her husband Salven, an infant son, and seven siblings. Mom and dad's example of a loving relationship and Christian home set the standards for each of their children and grandchildren to follow. Proverbs 31:28a and 30b "Her children arise up and call her blessed. A woman that feareth the Lord shall be praised." Funeral services were held on Saturday August 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Olds with Pastor Norm Tauber officiating. Interment was held at the Torrington Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Russian Mission Project c/o First Baptist Church. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2011/11/29

Publication Date: 2012/01/24

Publication Date: 2012/08/14

Obituaries

LINDNER, Vidah V.

Vidah Lindner passed away March 18, 2012, at Rosefield Care Centre, Innisfail AB at the age of 103. She was born in Olds on January 9, 1909, to Myra and Ed Vauthrin, and lived most of the first 95 years of her life in the house Ed built in 1904 in the Red Lodge District. She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth of Red Lodge and Carol of Innisfail, Carol's partner Brian Davies, grandchildren Christopher Broadberry of Australia and Ann Broadberry of Vancouver, nephews Gordon Vauthrin (Calgary), Ronald Vauthrin (Aldergrove, BC), Peter (Lotte) Lindner (Germany), and nieces Anne Rose Lindner (Germany) and Margaret (Walter) Welsch (Laval QC), as well as many great and great great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Ed (1946) and Myra (1952), her brother Mahlon (1983) and her beloved husband Rudi (1965). Vidah attended school in Red Lodge, Berrydale and Hainstock, and took her initial teacher training at Camrose Normal School in 1930-31. She taught in several one room and larger schools between 1931 and her retirement in 1971, including Red Raven, Red Lodge, Brant, Little Red Deer #2, Hainstock, Sundre, Spruce View and Torrington, finishing her career at the Hand Hills Hutterite Colony near Hanna. Vidah had always been interested in carpentry, and went to SAIT in 1936-37 to take industrial arts. She taught 'shop', using her own tools in the early years, as well as other subjects, to many boys and girls. She was the only person in Alberta to have taught shop in one room schools, and was the first female industrial arts teacher in the province. After her retirement she taught basket weaving in both formal and informal classes in various locations. She was also a beekeeper, and enjoyed her friendships with both helpers and honey customers. Vidah had many interests, and continued to learn and share her knowledge. She met and enjoyed being with people from all walks of life, and always enjoyed the natural beauty around her. When her health failed in 2004 she moved to the Rosefield Care Centre in Innisfail, where she received excellent and loving care until her death. A memorial service will be held at Metcalf Funeral Chapel on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the Innisfail Legion. At Vidah's request, flowers are declined. If friends wish, donations may be made in Vidah's memory to the Hillcrest Community Hall Association, (Box 2 Site 9 RR1, Bowden AB T0M 0K0) or to the Rosefield Care Centre, (5023-42 Street, Innisfail AB T4G 1A9.) Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through www.metcalffuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Metcalf Funeral Chapel, 4200 49th Ave., Innisfail. Phone: 403227-3123. Proudly serving our community for over 49 years.

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OCT 09/2012

MARRIOTT, Graham Miles

It is with extreme sadness that we say goodbye to an extraordinary man. Graham passed away suddenly December 18, while working on assignment in Cleveland, Ohio. Graham's love of all living things was nurtured as a child working side by side with his father and mother on the family farm. After attending school at Conrich, Chestermere and Olds, he began his work life by becoming a meat inspector. From this position he graduated to food safety becoming an auditor with international status. Graham worked all over the globe ­ from the Bering Sea to Vietnam. The most wonderful thing about Graham was that he always made things look easy. Nothing was too much, you would never recognize how hard he worked and how full his day was because he always made time for everyone. His parents were at the top of his list, calling them daily to ensure all was well. His friends spanned the globe and were all ages. Our friend, son, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin will be greatly missed. God keep you in his care Graham ­ you are in our hearts forever! Funeral services were held on Friday December 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church (5005 53 Ave.), Olds with Pastor Gary Aicken officiating. Interment followed at the Sundre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Sundre Hospital, Bag 3 Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 or Faith Lutheran Church, Box 1078, Sundre, AB T0M 1X0. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

MAYBANK, Gerald Boyce

Gerald Boyce Maybank was born in Olds on November 5, 1943. Gerry died in an accident on his farm near Olds on June 19, 2012, at the age of 68 years. Apart from his days as a pharmacy student at the University of Alberta, Gerry spent his entire life in Olds. As a third generation pharmacist, he followed the footsteps of his grandfather Matthew, and his father Ralph, operating the family business, Maybank's Drugs. The family drugstore was a prominent business in Olds from 1906 to 1990, with Gerry at the helm from 1974 to 1990. After selling the store, Gerry followed his dream and established a beautiful tree farm, which also included many horses and well-fed barn cats. Gerry was active in the community, including service through the Kiwanis club, the Presbyterian Church and notably, his work with his father organizing the move of the old golf course to its current location. He loved golfing, curling, and boating with family and friends. Gerry's irrepressible enthusiasm and optimism, sense of humour and gregarious nature, will be sadly missed. Gerry is survived by his wife Lorraine, mother-in-law Trudy, son Mark (Catherine), daughter Krista (David), grandchildren Claire, Aline, Aidan, Summer and Adam, brother Bob (Alexandra), brother-in-law David and nephews Scott and Troy and nieces Rebecca, Alyssa and Christine. He was predeceased by father Ralph, mother Florence (Rose), and brother James. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Olds First Baptist Church, 5005 53 Ave. Olds, followed by a light lunch. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gerry's name may be made to the Olds Hospital & Care Center, 3901 - 57th Avenue, Olds, AB T4H 1T4. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2012/01/03

MARSH, Gordon Henry

March 31, 1917 - Dec 10, 2010 -- Born to Fred Marsh and Kate (nee Richardson) on the farm east of Cartairs, March 31, 1917. He went on to attend and complete his schooling at Seibertville School 2 1/2 miles away. Like so many young men of the time he began doing farm work for neighbourhood farmers: Jim McCulloch, Ira Good, Roy McNees, the Yellowlees brothers and Amos Buschlin, for a few years. He drove a fuel & oil delivery truck in Didsbury for Gene Gasser. He delivered bulk fuel to Jim McCulloch's fuel station, neighbouring hamlets like Torrington, Alingham, Eagle Hill and the town of Olds. He also hauled livestock to market and horses to shows in Calgary as part of that job. WWII broke out while he was working at this job in 1939. He joined the Navy (RCNVR) at HMCS base Tecumseh in Calgary in July 1942 and was transferred east 2 months later. The first ship he served on was a minesweeper, the HMCS Sarnia, where he spent a year. He worked as a stoker in the boiler room, after getting his steam ticket. The closest dad came to harm during the war, was on April 16th of 1945 when their ship, the Sarnia was scheduled to rendezvous with HMCS Esquimalt. They discovered later that the Esquimalt had been torpedoed by a German sub and had sunk within 4 minutes. It was the last Canadian ship lost to enemy action in WWII. The Sarnia recovered 21 of the survivors and 16 of the dead. Dad spent a month on the HMCS Border Cities before the war in Europe ended, and was transferred back to Calgary and Demobilized August 31, 1945 at the age of 28. In the spring of 1946 he and brother Alan began farming Amos Buschlin's place across the section from their childhood home. Dad was an avid hunter and had many friends through hunting. He married Betty Neumiller on June 28, 1954. Dad remarked in later years, 1954 was the only year while he was farming there was no crop to harvest. They'd had a bad hailstorm and after the crops recovered were hit with frost. He loved being granddad to Rod, Jeff, Alison, Carlie and Erin. He stopped active farm work when he was about 80 but still remained very interested in all aspects of the farm. He and mum continued to enjoy the grandchildren and social activities in the community. He was still living on the farm when he developed pneumonia and was in the Three Hills Hospital for 5 days before he died in his sleep at about 2:30 am Dec 10th at the age of 93. He leaves to mourn his wife Betty of 56 years, daughters, Maxine McGregor and Elaine Marsh and son Murray and his wife Debbie. Also surviving brother Alan and his wife Bessie, and sister-in-law Anne Marsh (widow of Art). He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Elsie Bennett and brother Art Marsh.

Publication Date: 2012/06/26

McARTHUR, Donald James

June 30, 1952 ­ January 3, 2012 -- Don McArthur, eldest son of Jim and Hope McArthur, passed away at his home in Roblin, MB on January 3, 2012. Don was born in Kamsack, SK where he lived until departing for Calgary in the early 1970s. Don was fortunate to have spent his summers at the family cottage at Madge Lake, SK, where he truly enjoyed the freedom that came with cottage life. It was during the summers at Madge Lake that Don developed an interest in golf. Over the course of many years his passion for the game increased and up until the time of his passing he still received pleasure from the sport. Although Don did not appear to have been inspired by his time in school in Kamsack he did see the value of a higher education after a summer of working on an extra-gang for the C.N.R. Don graduated with a degree in education from the University of Calgary and spent the rest of his teaching career in Alberta. Don eventually settled in Olds, Alberta where his teaching career continued. He loved his job and his students and enjoyed life in Olds. Towards the end of his career Don took an opportunity to teach in Bowden, AB. By all accounts Don was a teacher who not only enjoyed his students but also inspired many of them. He loved to read (as was evident by the vast collection of books) and learn and has a truly eclectic collection of music. The Internet provided him hours of exploration and many a day was spent doing just that . . . exploring new things and researching "projects". Unfortunately Don's health began to fail and in 2006 he was forced to conclude his teaching career. In 2007 he moved to Roblin, MB, where he settled into a rural life on 80 beautiful acres of what must best be described as a "Madge Lake like setting". He loved the solitude, beauty and forest which surrounded his home. His acreage was only minutes down the road from Tummel, MB, where Don's Dad grew up. Don will be missed by many a friend and colleague. Don's ashes will be interned at Roblin District Cemetery, where his Grandfather Donald McArthur is also laid to rest. Don was predeceased by his Father Jim (2006) and his mother Hope (1990). He is survived by his step-mother Audrey of Olds, AB, sister Gail of Comox, B.C, and his favourite brother Rob of White Rock, B.C, as well as his resourceful cat Sammy. Memorial Gifts to honour the life of Donald James McArthur may be given to Roblin District Community Foundation Inc, Box 1559, Roblin, MB, R0L 1P0. A celebration barbeque will be held in August 2012 at the McArthur Cottage. Pepsi and hot dogs will be served. Banjo pickers are welcome. Notes of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.nairn-chyzfuneralhome.com Nairn ­ Chyz Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 9372111.

Publication Date: 2012/03/27

LONG (Wittred), Dorothy Joy

Sept. 12, 1945 - May 27, 2011 -- Joy Long passed away peacefully in her home the evening of Friday, May 27, 2011. She was predeceased by her father James Wittred, father-in-law Persey Long; son Christopher Long, mother-in-law Moddie Long and mother Dorothy Wittred. She is survived by her husband, Robert Long of 46 years of Didsbury; son Adam Long of Olds; daughter Susan (Steve) Sokall of Port Hope, Ontario; brother Dave (Gladys) Wittred of Lindsay, Ontario; sister Alena (Charlie) Harbidge of Innisfail; numerous nieces, nephews and greatnieces and nephews. Joy will be dearly missed by all her family and friends. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Joy is now free of all her pain and is now at peace.

Publication Date: 2011/05/31

MALPASS, Gordon E.

August 23, 1932 ­ July 28, 2012 -- Gordon Malpass of Black Diamond passed away peacefully on July 28, 2012 at the age of 79 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Cathy (Dale) Scherle, Keith (Karen) Malpass, Jo Anne (Allan) Malpass and John (Kathi Ann) Malpass; grandchildren, Brad, Cherylee, Jonathan and Jesse, and great-grandchildren Kyla and Nalaini. Gordon was born and raised in Calgary, where he worked as a welder in a family business with his father and brother at J. Malpass & Sons during his early years, and a few other companies subsequent to that. He also owned a service station in Torrington, Alberta for several years. Gord moved to Black Diamond in 1998, where he was happy to live his retirement years. The family would like to thank the staff of the Oilfields Hospital for their kindness and support throughout the last 10 months. The family also wishes to thank Beverly Scott, Gord's dear friend and neighbour for her loving support, assistance and kindness throughout his illness. As per Gordon's wishes, there will be no service, but an interment in Black Diamond at a later date. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes Ltd. (403) 938-3111. To email condolences please visit www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com.

Publication Date: 2010/12/21

MARSHALL, Andrea Louise (Smithson)

Andrea born August 29, 1956 and passed away on March 15, 2011 at the age of 54 years, after a short illness. Andrea was secure in the promises of the Lord. Andrea is survived by her husband Ernie; daughter Candace (Tony) Virkamaki and 3 grandchildren all of Red Deer; son Finnaem Sound of Calgary; son Todd Marshall of Red Deer, and daughter Elizabeth Marshall of Okotoks; brothers Brian Smithson of Calgary, Leigh Smithson (Heather) of Red Deer; sisters Linda Ferron of Nanaimo, B.C. and Nanci Ashton of Sundre along with numerous nieces and nephews. Andrea was predeceased by her parents and motherin-law. A drop in celebration of Andrea's life will be held at the Olds Legion (5241 46 St.) on Thursday, March 24th from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers Andrea requested donations are made to a charity of your choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2012/02/07

Publication Date: 2012/08/07

Publication Date: 2011/03/22

Obituaries

McCARTY, James Robert

December 13, 1939 ­ January 6, 2012 -- Jim McCarty, resident of Grande Prairie, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2012 in Grande Cache, Alberta, at the age of 72 years. Jim got his wish and passed away while on the job. Jim was born in Stettler, Alberta on December 13, 1939 to Ada and Russell McCarty. He was raised on a farm near Red Willow. He attended grade school at Wild Rose School, then attended C.U.C (Canadian Union College), and then moved to attend Stettler High School for his grade 12. His first job was as a potato peeler at the Jasper Hotel, in Jasper, Alberta, at the age of 16 years. Thereafter, he started in the survey industry. He began with the highways, and from there, with the survey companies as a surveyor's helper and finally as a Party Chief with a crew. He "retired", but continued to work because he loved it. Retirement wasn't an option to him, as he was a workaholic. Jim loved fishing (although he didn't like to clean or eat the fish), hunting and camping. He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Marcia, whom he married on September 16, 1968. He is survived by his sisters: Rose, Ivis and June; brothers: Rolland and Marion; their son Ted whom they adopted and several foster children; brothers in-law: Francis, Melvin, Dennis, and Rod; sisters in-law: Denise, Ernestine, Valerie and Hilda; several nieces and nephews, also several great-nieces and great-nephews, all too numerous to mention. He was predeceased by his parents Ada and Russell McCarty, brother, Mervin McCarty and his sister Myrtle Wilson. As per Jim's request, there will be no service held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke of Alberta. Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 10005107 Ave. Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V-1L8. (780)532-2929. "Dedicated Service Since 1915".

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McKEAGG, Tracey Lynn

November 4, 1971 - November 18, 2011 -- It is with deepest regret that we announce the sudden passing of Tracey Lynn McKeagg at the age of 40. She is survived by her son Jean, parents Aileen and Les, sisters Vicki and Diane as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. She was born in Calgary and enjoyed fishing, camping, hiking, and making people laugh. She will be remembered as the life of the party, often found karaoking and always had a smile on her face. Memorial Service will be held Thursday, November 24 at 2:00pm at Wild Rose United Church; 1317 1st Street NW Calgary, Alberta food and refreshments to follow. Donations can be directed to The Heart And Stroke Foundation; 202 ­ 5913 50 Ave, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4C4. Condolences to the family can be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel; 5226 ­ 46 St, Olds, Alberta T4H 1B8. Phone: 403-556-3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

MELVILLE, John Martin (Scotty)

November 25, 1922 ­ May 24, 2011 John better known to many as Scotty was born in Inchture, Perthshire, Scotland on November 25, 1922. He immigrated to Canada in 1924 with his Father, Mother, and older sister Rena. They lived in Fleming, Moose Jaw, and finally settling in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan in 1925. As a young boy Scotty played a trumpet in the Assiniboia Boy's Band and was a forward for the Yorkton Terrier's junior hockey team. When Scotty completed his Grade 11, he decided to join the army. He lied about his age to enlist in the Canadian Army Reserves. All his training was in the Eastern Canadian Camps. Scotty went overseas in 1942 where he served in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. While stationed in France as a dispatch rider, Scotty was shot on patrol, receiving lacerations of the forearm and knee. He was later discharged in 1946. After the war, Scotty returned to Assiniboia. In 1947, he started his first job in Lawrence Galloway's Machine Shop. To this day he had in his wallet the first dollar he ever made. John Henderson, an ex-army friend introduced Scotty to his sister Helen, who was a nurse's aide at the Assiniboia Hospital. They later married and moved to Olds, Alberta in 1948. He worked in a machine shop and played hockey for the Olds Elks Senior-Intermediate team. Scotty and Helen welcomed their first child John in 1949. In 1950 he moved his family to Lloydminster, Alberta and went to work for Johnson Welding. They welcome second son Dale in 1952, Twins, Gail and Garry in 1954 and completed their family with Mary in 1959. In 1953 Scotty was badly burned in a tank explosion that he was welding inside. The tank was not properly vented causing a fire and explosion. In the early 60's he moved the family to Swan Hills to work for Canadian Well Service on a pipeline in the Virginia hills, Judy Creek areas. Then moved to Innisfail and went into partnership with Eddy Bird's Welding. He lost his little finger when changing an alternator belt on his truck. The partnership dissolved and part of his settlement was one welding truck and he moved to Valleyview in August 1963. Working his truck through Flint Construction, he later formed his own company in 1964 Scotty Melville & Sons Welding. His son John was the only one who worked with Scotty for a short period. He worked on many pipeline projects from Fox Creek, Virginia Hills, Shell Simonette. Scotty also expanded his welding skills with making decorative iron railings for steps and walkways, mostly for family. Besides running a business Scotty and Helen were active members in the Valleyview Legion, Cubs and Scouts, Curling Club. He coached hockey (Bud's Hotshots) and baseball (Valleyview Rebels). In 1974 Scotty was on the move again. He left Valleyview to take a welding inspectors position with Shell Canada, overseeing pipeline projects in Big Valley, Harmatton, Burnt Timber, and Limestone Mountain. To shorten his commuting distance he bought a house in Olds, AB and Helen and youngest daughter Mary moved in 1975. Scotty retired in 1987 after Helen suffered a mild stroke. They spent their retirement travelling to eastern Canada, golfing, going to rodeos and camping with the grandkids. Scotty was an active member of the Olds Legion, avid fan supporter of the Olds Grizzlys and a member to the elite men's club that gathered at Tim Horton's every morning and afternoon to solve all the world's problems. Scotty enjoyed his chocolate bars and Timmy's medium coffee with two sugars right up to the day before his passing. Scotty will be dearly missed by his children Sharon (Dale) Dowson, Indianhead, SK, John (Karry) Melville, Valleyview, AB, Dale Melville, Medicine Hat, AB, Gail (Mike) Wilburn, Valleyview AB, Garry (Brenda) Melville, Bowden, Mary (Bruce) Bieber, Olds and twelve grandchildren and eleven great grand children. Number 12 was born on June 14, 2011. Scotty was predeceased by his father John 1963, Mother Mary 1972, Sister Rena 2006, Wife Helen 1990, and Grandson John Edward 2000. A Legion Funeral service was held May 27, 2011 in Olds and interment followed in the Olds cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke or to a charity of one's choice. Heartland Funeral Services, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/11/22

MEAD, Mary Ann

Mrs. Mary Ann Mead of Olds beloved wife of Andrew Mead passed away unexpectedly on Thursday September 15, 2011 at the age of 53 years. Mary's memory will be cherished by her husband as well as her children: Claire (Mark) Carter, Gareth (Vieira) Pike, Samantha (Ben King) Mead and Robert Mead all of England as well as John and Paul Mead of Olds. Mary's memory will be further cherished by her Mother Valerie Bleasdale, Sister Faith Bleasdale and Brother Thom Bleasdale all of England. Mary's Sister Jackie Shields, her grandson John Ford, nephew Xavier Bleasdale, sister-in-law Shirley Cavanaugh and best friend Josephine Smith will dearly miss her. Mary leaves a large extended family and many dear friends both in England and Canada to mourn her passing. Mary was predeceased by her son Luke at a young age, her father Thom and her brother-in-law Richard. Mary Ann Bleasdale was born on January 27, 1958 in Crawley, England. She moved to Devon at the age of 18 years where she was first married and had three children: Luke, Claire and Gareth. After separating from her first husband Mary met and married Andrew Mead, father of two: Samantha and Robert. Mary and Andrew were married on December 3, 1994 and had two more children together: John and Paul. Mary had a passion for cooking and caring for others and worked as a chef for many years. In November of 2003, Mary, Andrew, John and Paul moved to Olds, Alberta whilst the older children stayed in England. Mary was known to be quite a shy person until you really got to know her. Mary found work caring for those with special needs with Accredited Supports to the Community which Mary felt was never a job, but something she always enjoyed doing. Mary had always wanted to work with people with special needs ever since her son Luke passed away at a young age from Cystic Fibrosis. Mary met and made many friends during her time in Olds through hockey and work. Her passion extended to the Calgary Flames (Sorry Oilers Fans) and the Olds Minor Hockey Association. She volunteered her spare hours at the concession stand in the arena and was very proud of her boys and supported them as they played hockey. Home to her was Canada although her time here was short. She will forever live in our hearts. A Celebration of Mary's life will be held at Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Mary's memory may be directed to Accredited Supports to the Community, Box 3940, 4322 ­ 50 Avenue, Olds, AB T4H 1P6. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street. Olds AB T4H 1B8. Phone 403 556 3223. Locally owned and operated, proudly serving our community for over 46 years.

Publication Date: 2012/01/17

McHUGH, Janet Lee

1944 - 2012 -- Janet Lee (Danforth) McHugh was born June 7, 1944 at the Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary. She grew up on the family ranch near Turner Valley where she rode horses, milked cows and developed her good work ethic. Janet attended Turner Valley Elementary and Turner Valley High School. In 1963 she trained as a Certified Nursing Aid and worked in the hospitals at Brooks, Pincher Creek and the old Calgary General. In 1964 she married her high school sweetheart, Frank (Francis John) McHugh and they bought their first house in Longview. Two years later, they started a family and Janet continued to work at the High River and Turner Valley hospitals. Frank was a welder and they lived in many communities around Alberta. They settled in Whitecourt where she continued her nursing career. Janet's patients will surely remember her cheerful smile and kind and gentle care. Janet and Frank owned and operated FJ's Pressure Welding Ltd. for many years. In 1990 they moved to Sundre and played an active role in the Catholic Church community there. Janet loved to garden and always left each place she lived more beautiful than she found it. They continued to work hard and won several awards for their beautiful yard and gardens. Janet Lee is survived by her husband Frank and their three children; Father James McHugh, Joanne (Eddie) Beudoin, Francis Jr. McHugh (Yvette Dudar) and five grandchildren; Robert and Richard Crozier, Roseanne (Travis) Nash, and her beloved 'little ones', Alicia and Dallas McHugh. She is also survived by her parents Owen and June Danforth of Turner Valley, and her aunts Erma Brown and Hellen Gold; her sisters Roberta Danforth, Marilyn (Eric) Roth, and Jacqueline (William) Lacey; sisters-in-law, Carol Paetz, Audrey (Ken) Moore, and Shirley McHugh; and her brothers-in-law, Dennis (Deanna) McHugh, Donald (Beverly) McHugh, Gerald (Maureen) McHugh. Janet Lee slipped away at the Sundre hospital on April 7, 2012 to join the other saints, following a brave battle with cancer. She endeared herself to so many people throughout her life and will be sadly missed but never forgotten by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Central Alberta Cancer Centre, Red Deer. Our thanks for their efforts, and the compassionate care Janet received at the Sundre Hospital and Care Centre.

Publication Date: 2011/09/20

Publication Date: 2011/07/19

MENNEAR,Erlene

A Hero has Fallen... November 20, 1942 ­ December 10, 2010 -Erlene Mennear fought with strength, determination, perseverance and courage, like no other. She influenced, changed and helped to save many lives ­ we were not alone when we called her our hero. My Brother and I were proud that she was our Mother. Erlene worked happily and tirelessly within her community & her church. She started her beauty salon in 1967 and enjoyed 20 years of success with all her many friends and clients. She eventually worked with Sundre Motors, as their top salesperson, for 23 years and valued all the many friendships she made while working there. Erlene was most proud of the work she did with NBC Camps. With the help of the founder of NBC Camps, Fred Crowell, and the Olds College, the first NBC Camp Canada began in August 1986. Erlene's vision of helping kids, enriching lives & making a difference, that she knew NBC Camps could do, had been realized. This was one of Erlene's biggest joys, was the success of NBC Camps in Canada, which she literally made happen! Erlene was loved, respected and admired by all who knew her. She will be lovingly missed by her husband Walter, of 48 years; daughter Annette Izon and son Donald Mennear; her two precious grandchildren, Cynthia and Brett Mennear; her godson Bobby Dodman; brothers Duane & Norris Grace and their children and many grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held for Erlene at the Sundre Community Centre at 2:30 pm on Saturday, December 18, 2010. Donations can be made to: nbccamps.com.

Publication Date: 2012/04/17

McINNES (Nee Stott)

Elaine Marie McInnes of Olds, passed away peacefully at the Olds Hospital on April 12, 2012 at the age of 70 years. Elaine was born in Calgary, Alberta on February 22, 1942 to Gordon and Olga Stott of Gleichen. She was raised in the area and took her High School in Hand Hills and Hanna. She completed her education in Calgary attending a College of Business. In 1963, Elaine married Jack McInnes of Midnapore, they moved to a farm near Olds in 1972. Elaine was very involved in figure skating in Olds as well as tap-dancing and the Olds Royal Purple. She loved to sew for her family and created things for many friends as well. Elaine was predeceased by her beloved husband Jack, her parents: Gordon and Olga as well as her grandson Declan John Gordon Charles. Elaine's memory will be cherished by her son Darren (Trish) of Olds, daughter Joanne Charles of Calgary and granddaughter Desaray Charles. Her memory will be further cherished by her brother Ron (Susan) Stott of Calgary and his children Taylor and Alana as well as a large extended family. Her memory will be treasured by her special friend Bill Clancy and his children and grandchildren. Elaine and Bill spent many years travelling to the Southern United States and Mexico to enjoy the warm weather, square dancing and golfing. A celebration of Elaine's life will be held at Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire memorial donations in Elaine's name may be directed to the charity of donor's choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, Olds. Phone 403 556 3223. Locally owned and operated, proudly serving our community for generations.

Publication Date: 2010/12/14 (Reprinted 2010/12/21)

Publication Date: 2012/04/17

Obituaries

MERCIER, Shauna Marie

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shauna Marie Mercier (nee Duffy) on June 2, 2011. A beautiful soul, who lost her long battle with breast cancer. Shauna was born in Lacombe on April 30, 1970. She had a happy, busy childhood. Long days were spent at the local swimming pool which eventually turned into some time as a competitive diver. She also figure skated and spent time as a cheerleader. Many hours were spent outdoors and camping with her family. As a young adult she went to Business College and worked a number of jobs that she excelled at. She met and married Kevin Mercier in 1995 and they had three awesome children. Jeremy, Jenna and Ashlynn were her world. She made sure that every birthday was fun and special, that she volunteered at school and that she was always there for them no matter how awful she felt. A highlight for her was taking the family to Disneyland where they could just be a regular family on vacation. Fernie was also a favourite place to hang out and great family memories were created there. Dirt biking was a particular love for Shauna and her family. They spent many weekends with the Second Gear Club riding and socializing. Shauna was a doer. If she decided that something needs doing then it usually happened that day. She was creative and was a great photographer, although she never gave herself credit for that. She was an auntie that all of her nieces and nephews admired and loved. She was a confidante and friend to many, as well as an inspiration and role model for all of us. Shauna is survived by her loving husband, Kevin; children Jeremy, Jenna and Ashlynn; parents John & Leona Duffy; sister Lee Ann (Brent); brother Terry (Karyn); mother and father-in-law Joe & Vivian Mercier; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Celebration of Shauna's Life will be held on Thursday June 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Olds College Alumni Centre. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre or charity of choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

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MILNE, Christine

Christine Adeline Milne was born Friday, April 13, 1934 at Byemoor, Alberta to Gordon & Elda Walmsley. At the age of 2 1/2 months Chris moved with her family to Flatbush, Alberta. On Friday, December 31, 1954, Christine married Ronald Milne, a farmer from the Lone Pine area, east of Didsbury; this is where they lived and raised their seven children. Chris belonged to many clubs and organizations over the years and was very active in the community. A proud moment for her family was when she received the J. C. McCulloch Award for Community Volunteer. Chris was an avid reader, always grew a big garden and loved the trees, flowers and birds that made up her yard. She enjoyed taking the dogs with her on her daily walks. However, her greatest joy was when her beloved grandchildren would come to visit. In 1997, Christine was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's and in May of 2001 she moved from the family farm to long term care in the Didsbury Hospital, where she received years of wonderful loving care. In the early evening of Sunday December 12, 2010, after a busy afternoon of visits and her little great-granddaughter's laughter she passed away peacefully with family members near. Christine was predeceased by her parents, her husband Ronald, brother Bill Walmsley and sister Ada Chomyszyn and by an infant sister. Left to cherish Christine's memory are her seven children: Jim, Darrell and Margaret, Denise and Ian Anhorn, Karen and Kevin Frayn, Kevin, Gordon and Donna-Lyn, Leanne and Michael Johnson; 10 grandchildren:: Thomi and Kennedy Milne, Lacey and Staci Anhorn, Taylor and Jonathon Frayn, Allison and Robyn Milne, Morgaine and Emily Johnson; and one great-granddaughter Charley Myers-Frayn. She is also survived by sisters Betty Munteanu, Peggy and Joe Pocha, and brother Tim and Charlotte Walmsley; sisters-in-law Laura Fedyna and Anne Milne, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral Service was held at Knox United Church, 1406 ­ 19th Ave, Didsbury on Saturday December 18, 2010 at 11:00 am with the Reverend Nancy Nourse officiating. Following the funeral service Christine was laid to rest at the Didsbury Cemetery. Donations in memory of Christine can be directed to the Alzheimer Society, 134, 1935 - 32 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7C8. Condolence to the family can be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel; 1413 ­ 21 Ave, Didsbury, Alberta. Phone 403-335-4773. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

MOLENDYK, Audrey

Audrey Molendyk, beloved wife of John, passed away peacefully at the Olds Hospital on November 28, 2010 at the age of 78 years. Audrey was born April 29, 1932 in High River and she was the youngest of 5 children born to Stan & Lillian Osmond. Audrey was raised on a farm in the Gladys Ridge area. During the school year the family resided in Okotoks. Audrey was involved in the United Church and was part of the CGIT program. After completing school, Audrey worked in the CIBC bank in High River, a job that she thoroughly enjoyed. In 1949, Audrey met a young man, John Molendyk, at a country dance and they were married on August 6, 1952 in Okotoks. John and Audrey lived at Halkirk and Okotoks before buying their farm at Three Hills in 1956. Audrey enjoyed playing the piano, being a member of the Allingham Ladies Club and teaching Sunday School. She also took great pride in her vegetable garden, flower beds, feeding chickens, cooking, baking and her home canning. In 1981, Audrey, John and youngest son Brian, moved to Wanham where they bought a farm and resided for 7 years. John and Audrey retired in 1988 moving back to Olds. Family life was of the utmost importance to Audrey. She enjoyed having a good visit and she treasured special moments she spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandson participating in their birthdays and special occasions. Audrey is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, John; her children Kathy (Wayne) Stuber of Medicine Hat; Jan (Sandy) Molendyk of Three Hills; Brian Molendyk & wife Helen Cronkhite of Grande Prairie; grandchildren Jennifer Stuber of Brooks, Brant (Candace) Stuber of Medicine Hat, Scott Molendyk of Blackfalds, Mark Molendyk of Lethbridge, Jacob and Ben Molendyk of Grande Prairie; great-grandson Caden Stuber; sister Doreen (Walter) Fossum of Consort and brother Doug (Myrtle) Osmond of Bowden along with a large and loving extended family. Audrey was predeceased by her parents, brothers Ken and Bernard and her grandson Matthew. Funeral services were held on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Olds United Church with Reverend Dong Chun Seo officiating. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/06/7

MEYERS, Sigmund

October 12, 1909 to February 14, 2011 -- Sigmund Meyers entered through Heaven's Gate on February 14, 2011, when his Lord and Saviour called him home to forever live and walk with Him for all eternity. In 1928 he, and his sister Emily, immigrated to Canada from Poland and settled in Trochu, Alberta. Moving to a new country, with different languages and a different way of life was a far cry from anything they knew which presented them with many challenges, but they persevered. On August 10, 1933, he was united in marriage to Minnie Schneider. Their marriage was blessed with three children. They made their home in Trochu until 1952 when they moved to the Mayton district of Olds. They continued to farm there until the summer of 1975 at which time they retired from farming to live in Olds. Due to Minnie's deteriorating health in 2004, Sig spent most of his days with her in the extended care unit of the Olds Hospital, seldom leaving her side and assisting greatly with her personal care. His selfless devotion left a deep impact on all who observed them. Sig will be remembered for his devotion to his family - he is gone from our lives, but forever in our hearts and memories. Left to mourn his passing are his son Jim (Helen) Meyers of Calgary, his two daughters Marjorie (Peter) Weber of Edmonton, Vivian (Ken) Drysdale of Calgary, seven grandchildren and thirteen greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by his best friend and loving wife Minnie in 2006, and his sister Emily in 2002. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at the East Olds Baptist Church with Pastor Dieter Gohl officiating. Interment was held at the East Olds Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Gideons or the charity of choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2010/12/07

MOLENDYK, John

John Molendyk passed away peacefully at the Olds hospital on March 27, 2011 at the age of 87 years. John was born on December 18, 1923 in Pernis Holland and was the 5th child of 10 children to his parents Jan and Elizabeth. John attended school until the age of 13. He worked for various farmers until joining the police force at the age of 18. In 1947 John and his brother Floyd immigrated to Canada. After 9 days on the ship "Waterman" they docked in Montreal , then boarded on a train coming west to Calgary. They were met by their Uncle Bill and Aunt Wilma Groeneveld. John stayed there and worked for them on their farm. John met Audrey Osmond at a country dance in Okotoks in 1949 and were married on August 6 1952. John and Audrey lived at Halkirk and Okotoks before buying their farm at Three Hills in 1956. John thoroughly enjoyed the farm life, he was very proud that their children were born and raised there. Spring was a great time with the arrival of new calves and there was always time for a drive through the pasture to see the cows and calves. In 1981 Audrey , John & youngest son Brian moved to Wanham where they bought a farm and resided for 7 years. John and Audrey retired in 1988 moving back to Olds. Family was of the utmost importance to John. 'Opa' was always up for a game of crib with the grandchildren, going to their 4-H achievement days, graduations, hockey games, birthdays and special occasions. He liked to have a good visit, although if it was about cattle so much the better. John is survived by his children Kathy(Wayne) Stuber of Medicine Hat, Jan(Sandy) Molendyk of Three Hills, Brian Molendyk and wife Helen Cronkhite of Grande Prairie; grandchildren Jennifer Stuber of Brooks, Brant (Candace) Stuber of Medicine Hat, Scott Molendyk of Blackfalds, Mark Molendyk of Lethbridge, Jacob & Ben Molendyk of Grande Prairie; great-grandson Caden Stuber; brothers Janus & Floyd and sisters Meinsje, Elizabeth, and Agnes along with a large and loving extended family. John was predeceased by his loving wife Audrey, grandson Matthew, brothers Arie, Bill, Jake and Tony. Funeral services were held on Friday April 1, 2011 at 2pm at the Olds United Church with Rev. Dong Chun Seo officiating. Interment was held at the Mount Davis Cemetery, Three Hills. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Olds United Church Building Fund or the Olds Hospital Palliative Care. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2010/12/21

MOCK, Raymond

It is with deep sadness and love that we announce the passing of Raymond Mock on April 21, 2012 after a brief battle with cancer. Ray was born in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan on June 14, 1942. Raymond grew up in Saskatchewan on the family farm with four siblings. He spent his working career of 31 years at the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. After retiring from the Wheat Pool he obtained his Real Estate License; he worked in that field until moving to Olds, AB in 1997. Ray's passions included playing his accordion, camping with family and friends, Ford trucks and cheering for his beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders. He also loved to spend time with his friends and neighbours who shared his love of cards and music. Although our loss and sorrow is great, we remember Ray as a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Ray is survived by his wife, Irene of 18 years; stepchildren: Debbie (Gar), Linda (Blair), Bernie (Rob), Steve (Angie), Janet (Fred) and Fay (Alex) as well as twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is also survived by his Mother Barbara Mock, three brothers: Ken (Diane), Wilbert (Louise) and Gordon (Karen) and one sister Linda. Ray was predeceased by his father Tony Mock. A Prayer Service for Raymond Mock will be held Tuesday, April 24th 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Stephen`s Catholic Church, 4302 ­ 57 Avenue, Olds. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Stephen`s Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre care of the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331 ­ 29 Street NW, Calgary AB T2N 4N2. or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds AB T4H 1B8. Phone 403 556 3223. Locally owned and operated proudly serving our community for over 49 years.

Publication Date: 2011/02/22

MICHIELS, Christopher R.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Christopher R. Michiels. Chris passed away on May 9, 2012 at the age of 61 years. Chris worked with the Calgary City Police, Calgary Transit and as a Greyhound Bus Driver for 31 years. Upon retiring, he helped his wife Terry at the Olds Greyhound, delivering freight. Chris made the best wine for all to enjoy. He also enjoyed being a member for the Cantrak Society of Model Railroaders specializing in N-scale. He loved building the layouts and completing them with his unique designs and landscaping. Chris's contagious laugh, his humorous remarks and the twinkle in his eyes will be missed by his loving wife, Terry and her family and all his family, friends and acquaintances. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life, Watt's Warriors Team c/o Desiree Maetche Box 248, Bowden, AB T0M 0K0. A Come & Go Tea will be held on Tuesday May 15, 2012 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #105, Olds. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2012/04/24

Publication Date: 2011/04/05

MOON, Francis "Frank" Clifton

Mr. Francis "Frank" Clifton Moon of Olds, beloved husband of Esther Moon passed away in Long Term Care at the Olds Hospital on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at the age of 93 years. Frank will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife Esther of 64 years. His memory will be further cherished by his sons Doug (Trudie) of Slave Lake and Gary (Karen) of Red Deer as well as by his five grandchildren: Tracey, Doug, Jeff, Brad and Kelly. Frank will be lovingly remembered by his five great-grandchildren: Haileigh, Cariline, Caden, Colton and Marek; two brothers Royden and Riley (Millie); two sisters: Helen and Wynnie as well as a large extended family and many dear friends. Frank was predeceased by his parents, his brother Bill, Sisters: Freda and Bertha. Frank was born in Didsbury April 18, 1919 and attended school in the area. Frank's industrious nature kept him busy; he was very hard working and took on many roles. Most of his career he spent behind the driver's wheel. He was an avid outdoors man and camper. Frank was a talented woodworker that could fix anything. He will be remembered for his great sense of humour, his honest nature and his devotion to his family. A celebration of Frank's Life will be held at Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 46 Street, Olds on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Harold Hunter officiating. Interment will follow at the Didsbury Cemetery. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are in care of Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds, AB T4H 1B8. Phone 403 556 3223. Locally Owned And Operated. Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 49 Years!

Publication Date: 2012/05/15

MILLER, Ernest George (Ernie)

Ernest George (Ernie) Miller of Bowden, AB, died December 24, 2010 at Red Deer Hospital. Ernie was born near Melville, SK, April 11, 1927. Ernie attended Brandon College and later went on to the University of Oklahoma where he graduated as a geologist. Ernie spent the majority of his working career with Getty Oil Company (Tidewater , Getty, and Canadian Reserve) working in Saskatchewan, Oklahoma, Los Angeles, Houston, and Calgary. Ernie retired in 1983 to spend time with his family. He is survived by his beloved wife Shirley, his children Rick, Alan (Lana), Stephen (Linda), Heidi (Kevin Zerr). As well as his grandchildren Joel Miller, Justin Miller (Kirsten Layton), Erin Bosch, and Vanessa Farkas, and great- granddaughter Mikhael Layton Miller, sister Doris Marcia of Regina,and sister-in-law Harriet Pentland of Winnipeg. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ernie was predeceased by both of his parents,Leonhardt and Dorthea Miller, his three brothers and two sisters. A memorial service was held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church 502252 St. Olds, Alberta at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 30th. If friends so choose memorial tributes may be made in honour of Ernie to either Canadian Wildlife Federation, Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choosing. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapels 522646 St. Olds, Alberta. Locally owned and operated. Proudly serving our community for over 46 years.

Publication Date: 2012/05/29

Publication Date: 2011/01/04

Obituaries

MORASCH, Beverley Ann (Barker)

March 23, 1942 -July 30, 2012 -- On July 30th 2012, Beverley Ann (Barker) Morasch passed away peacefully at the Mazankowski Heart Institute in Edmonton Alberta. Her family will deeply miss her zest for life, hilarious sense of humour and passion for fostering and growing a tightly woven circle of family and friends. Beverley is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Gerald A. Morasch, her daughters, Cheryl (Dave) McDougall and Leanne (Simon) Cobban. Beverley's grandchildren, Jeremy (Heather) McDougall, Jason (Lindsey) McDougall, Jenelle (Danny) Peterson, Andrew Cobban, and Alexander Cobban. Beverley's great grandchildren Holly, Charlie, Morgan, and Mason McDougall. Father in-law Danny Morasch, sister-in-law Gail Lonergan (Michael Violini). Nieces and nephew, Terrill Schumaker, Wade (Linette) Schumaker and Kari (Colin) Bulger, and Carmen Lonergan. Half-sisters Maureen (Normand) Devin, and Heather Kelly. Beverley is predeceased by her grandmother Gertrude Ellen (Hume) Carter, sister Carol (Larry) Schumaker, mother-in-law Elsie (Danny) Morasch, parents Norman Barker, and Evelyn Mock. Thank you for giving us a wonderful life. Beverley's celebration of Life will be held at the Edgemont Community Centre in Calgary on August 15th 2012 2pm-5pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Calgary Zoo.

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MUNROE, Shayne Gary

Nov. 30, 1967 - July 15, 2011 --Shayne Gary Munroe passed away suddenly in Torrington, Alberta. Shayne was born in New Glasgow, NS, the only son of Gary Munroe, Mount Denson, NS and Nancy Munro-Thieu, Elmsdale, NS. Shayne was an avid animal lover and enjoyed restoring old Dodges in his garage. Shayne attended school in Westville, NS and Red Deer, Alberta. He owned and operated his business Mountview Wood Floors for a number of years in Alberta. Besides his parents, Shayne is survived by his loving wife, the former Cheyeanne Veinot and children Jesse and Lilla in Torrington, his sister, Shannon Munroe in Windsor, NS, a half brother, Gary Campbell, Stellarton, a step-brother, Khoa Thieu, Toronto; his maternal grandmother, Marguerite Munro, Westville, NS, his step father Joe Thieu, his long time best friend, Steve Scott, Alberta, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Norman and Jean Munroe, Stellarton and maternal grandfather, Grant Munro, Westville. Shayne has been cremated in Alberta. The funeral service was held at Torrington on July 23. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. A memorial in Shayne's honor will be held in Westville at a later date.

NEUFELD, Neil Brian

Neil Brian Neufeld of Olds, Alberta, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at the age of 95 years. He is survived by his wife; Emily Neufeld; his children; Beverley Batten (Ernie), Gerald Neufeld (Marlene), Adrian Neufeld (Suzi), Neila Lehman (Ken), Rodney Neufeld (Laurie) and Lee Neufeld (daughter Ashley); his step children; Gordon Gill (Artha Lee), Gloria Banek (Harvey) and Les Gill (Stacie); his siblings, Sarah Wall (George), Ernie Neufeld (Kathleen), Dan Neufeld, Hannah Matson (Alfred), Amos Neufeld (Heather) and Lois Fuchs (Al); and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents Cornelius and Sarah, his first wife Gladys, his son Steven, his brother Abe, and his sister-in-laws Sadi, Gladys and Delores. Neil was born in Sunnyside, Alberta, October 05, 1916. He attended the Burnside School east of Didsbury and later Mountain View Bible College from which he graduated in 1942. Soon into the years of his pastoral ministry, he married Gladys (June 12, 1946) and they served faithfully together in many churches, at Mountain View Bible College and also at James River Bible Camp. Neil's life story is full of adventure. He loved the out of doors. He excelled at whatever he put his hand to whether it was caring for people, farming, construction, music, leading the choir, funeral directing, cleaning, hobby farming, scout master, hunting, fishing, writing, drawing, bird watching, golfing, baseball and on and on. His passion in everything he was and did was living out his deep and profound faith in his Creator and Sustainer God. Gladys died tragically in a vehicle accident in 1992. This was great loss for Neil. On April 17, 1993, Neil married Emily Gill, a very dear friend of the family who companioned him lovingly to his passing. Neil's greatest longing to someday walk into the presence of God and hear the words "Well done, thou good and faithful servant" is now reality. Those wishing to join in the celebration service for Neil's life are welcome to come to Zion Evangelical Missionary Church in Didsbury on Wednesday, March 21 at 1:00 pm. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Alberta Wildlife Rescue Society. Condolences to the family may be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapels, Didsbury. Phone: 403-335-4773. Proudly serving our community for over 49 years.

Publication Date: 2011/07/19

Publication Date: 2012/08/14

MURRAY, Ruth

1913 ­ 2011 -- Ruth Murray passed away at the Olds Hospital and Care Centre on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at the age of 98 years. Ruth is survived by her son Don Murray of Victoria B.C. her daughters Phyllis (Ben) Jensen of Eagle Hill, Joyce Barak (Darrell Westerman) of Stewiacke, Nova Scotia along with 7 Grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren. Ruth is further survived by two brothers; Henry Pregitzer and Johnny (Helen) Pregitzer, and one sister; Martha Olson along with numerous, nieces, nephews and friends. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Bob Murray, daughter-in-law Bonnie Murray, brothers; Albert (Ethel), Fred (Verna), Arthur (Viola) and Walter (Mary) Pregitzer, Sister Rose (Tony) Nazarek, sister ­ in-law Ruby Pregitzer, and brother-in-law Arn Olson. Funeral Service was held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, November 28, 2011 at the Olds Church of The Nazarene 5402 ­ 43 Street, Olds with Pastor Glen Follis officiating. Following the service Ruth will be laid to rest at the Olds Cemetery. Donations in memory of Ruth can be directed to a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences to the family can be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangement entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds T4H 1B8. Phone: 403-556-3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

MUELLER, George Edward

George Edward Mueller passed away February 27, 2012 at the age of 91. George was born the youngest of four boys on January 22, 1921 at Champion, Alberta. He was predeceased by: his parents, Louis and Ada; his three brothers, Emery, Claude and Barney and their wives. He is survived by: his loving wife of 70 years, Thelma; daughter Shirley (Dennis) Roemmele, Larry (Donna), Lorne (Cheryl). George also leaves seven grandchildren: Darin (Sharmon) Roemmele, Shelly (John) McLaren, Aaron (Tara) Mueller, Marsha (Clint) Aarsby, Carleen (Dean) Gorr, Nadine (Cameron) Layden and Colin (Angie) Mueller; 14 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. George and Thelma farmed and lived on the family homestead until 1983 when they sold it to a nephew and moved to be near their three children and families. They bought a farm and farmed in the Hainstock district, west of Olds until 1995 when they retired to Olds. A Celebration of George's Life will be held at the Olds Evergreen Centre at 1:00 p.m. on March 8, 2012. Donations can be made to: Olds Extended Care, Olds Evergreen Centre or the charity of one's choice.

Publication Date: 2012/03/20

NIELSEN, Ronald Martin

November 13, 1938 - February 21, 2012 -- On February 21, 2012 Ronald Martin Nielsen passed away suddenly at the age of 73 years. Ron was born near Didsbury, Alberta on November 13, 1938 and resided in a number of Alberta farming communities before relocating to the Shuswap area of British Columbia for most of the last twenty five years. He had recently moved to Sogod, Cebu, Philippines where he intended to retire. In addition to farming through his life, Ron worked primarily on Alberta and Northern British Columbia oil patch pipeline and plant site projects. He was well respected for his ability to manage construction crews and most recently for his consulting and inspection expertise. Ron is survived by his children Rex (Karen) Nielsen of Edmonton, Ab., Rhonda (Ed) Auclair of Airdrie, Ab., Robin (Genylyn) Nielsen of Siccammous, BC and Roxane (Allan)Wooden-Wandyka of Fort Saskatchewan, Ab.; his brothers, Ken, John and Bert Nielsen, sisters, Louise Sherstenko and Nancy Alan and numerous nephews and nieces, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ron's ashes will be buried with his parents, Axel and Rose Nielsen at their grave site at Olds, Alberta Cemetery at 2:00PM on Saturday, June 2, 2012. Family and friends are invited to join Ron's children at Olds Cemetery to say their final farewell.

Publication Date: 2012/03/06

Publication Date: 2011/11/29

MUELLER, Thelma Elizabeth (Closs)

Thelma Elizabeth (Closs) Mueller passed away peacefully at the Michener Hill Extended Care in Red Deer March 24, 2012 at the age of 93 with family at her side. Thelma was born October 11, 1918 in Champion, Alberta. She was the oldest of six. Thelma was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, George Mueller, February 27, 2012. Thelma is survived by her children Shirley (Dennis) Roemmele, Larry (Donna) Mueller, Lorne (Cheryl) Mueller, grandchildren Darin (Sharmon) Roemmele, Shelly (John) McLaren, Aaron (Tara) Mueller, Marsha (Clint) Aarsby, Carleen (Dean) Gorr, Nadine (Cam) Layden and Colin (Angie) Mueller, thirteen greatgrandsons, one great-granddaughter, and her youngest sister Margaret Nuyts of Campbell River, B.C. Thelma farmed with George near Champion until 1983 when they sold and moved to Olds so they could be closer to their children. She became a member of the Kill Kare Klub in 1984, and later joined the Evergreens with George upon retirement. There she became very involved in carpet bowling and in 1998 organized the soup and beef on a bun program. Thelma always looked forward to helping set up the craft tables each year for the Olds Fair. Thelma kept herself busy making her grandchildren cushion covers, care bears, Christmas tree ornaments and baking. She crocheted the grandchildren each a full size afghan and eventually crib sized afghans for her great-grandchildren. She also donated many of her lovingly made blankets to the local hospital. Thelma loved her yard, flowers and garden, especially her tomato plants. She above all enjoyed camping with her friends and family. Thelma will be sadly missed by her family and all that knew her. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.

NALDRETT, Stanley Alan

Oct 20, 1950 - March 12, 2011 -- Stanley of Olds, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the age of 60 years. He will be remembered by his siblings: John, Hugh, George (Marlene) and Annie as well as numerous nieces, nephews & friends. He was predeceased by his father, George and his mother, Agnes and one great nephew. He was employed with the Wimborne Gas Plant for many years. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Regina, Saskatchewan where his urn will be place with his parents. If desired, please consider a donation in Stanley's name directly to the Canadian Cancer Society (200, 325 Manning Road N.E. Calgary, AB, T2E 2P5). Forwarding Arrangements to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850 in care of Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, Telephone (403) 272-5555 www.mountainviewmemorial.ca.

Publication Date: 2011/03/22

NEILSON, Donald Christian

September 13, 1921 - February 7, 2012 -- Passed away at 90 years of age. Don was born at Halkirk, Alberta to Danish immigrant father, Marius Neilson and mother, Mabel Coldwell. Don grew up in the Halkirk area and left home at an early age seeking work. On his 21st birthday, he boarded the ship for England to become part of the war effort. Having a very keen sense of direction, he was chosen to drive scout car and witnessed many active battles. Friends and family heard numerous accounts of war stories that haunted Don his whole life. Upon returning home from WWII, he purchased land at Halkirk where he farmed and trapped for several years. He ultimately moved and settled in Olds to discover his love of cat operating. Not long after, he started his own 'cat skinning' business, Don Neilson's Cat Service, completing much of the PFRA work in central Alberta. Don raised 3 children and in his later years, he thoroughly enjoyed their visits plus those of his grandchildren. In 1979, Don married Ruby Ward also of Olds, gaining a whole new extended family. Don and Ruby are so grateful that both families effortlessly became one unit. Don was taken from us after a brief but valiant fight with cancer. Don is lovingly remembered by his wife, Ruby, his daughter Julie of Edson, son Gregg & Wendy of Sundre, sister Rose of Castor, Brother Richard & Joan of B.C., dear step family members, Jim Stone of Olds, Bob & Colleen Ward of Stirling, AB, along with 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his son, Clayton plus 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Memorial tributes in memory of Don may be made to the Olds Hospital Foundation, palliative care unit 3901 - 57 Avenue, Olds, AB T4H 1T4. Memorial Service was held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, February 11, 2012 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church; 5022 ­ 52 Street, Olds, Alberta. Condolences to the family can be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel; 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds, Alberta T4H 1B8. Phone: 403-556-3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

Publication Date: 2012/03/20

NOAD, Fred

November 8, 1944 - July 25, 2012 -- Fred Noad of Alix passed away July 25, 2012 at the age of 67. Fred is survived by his ever loving wife Maxine, his mother Edna McCune; two brothers, Phillip and Doug (Dot), brother in law Orest Zaveduik; three sisters, Lilla (Nicholas) Hrycyk, Margaret (Pat) Armstrong, June Anne (Dick) St. Goddard; step brother Pat (Anna) McCune; sisters in law Pat Mainman, Inez (Ken) Brennan; brothers in law Dale Anton, Kim (Marion) Anton; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, and a very large family of truly special friends and neighbours. He is predeceased by his father Thomas Jensen Noad, Step father Don McCune and sister Carla Zaveduik. Funeral Services will be held from Alix Community Hall on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice. Condolences may be made through www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca Wilson's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. Phone 403-782-3366 or 403-843-3388. "A Caring Family, Caring for Families"

Publication Date: 2012/04/03

MUNDT, Alfred (Al)

Alfred "Al" Mundt passed away on July 31, 2012 in Olds at the age of 61 years. Al was born October 10, 1950 in Eckville and grew up on the family farm until he and his family moved to Edmonton in 1962. After high school, he attended the University of Alberta where he received his degree in dentistry in 1976. Al then moved to Olds where he practised until his retirement in February 2012. He enjoyed the outdoors and woodworking in his shop. Al especially enjoyed the time he spent with his family in Hawaii as he thought that was the most peaceful place on earth. As a family, we are grateful for the abundance of love and support that we have received during his illness from his many friends and family. A special thank you to Dr. Hoffman for his wonderful care and kindness. Al will be lovingly remembered by his wife Anne, son Kevin (Holly), daughter Christine (Kevin); grandchildren Carter, Jordan, Regan, Tayler and Sophie; two sisters Alice and Ida and his brother Ed. Funeral services will be held on Thursday August 9, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Olds with Pastor John Lentz officiating. Interment to follow at the Olds Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Foundation or charity of choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2012/07/31

NORMAN, Dale Arthur

It is with deep sadness that the family of Dale Norman wishes to announce his sudden passing on June 25, 2011. Dale is survived by his sons, Andrew and Gregory. He is also survived by sisters, Joan (Jeff) Dolinsky and Lynn Norman; brother, Richard (Laureen) Norman; and close friend, Claudia Gulka. Dale was predeceased by his father, Tom and mother, Carole. Dale was born May 13, 1953 in Innisfail, Alberta. He attended Innisfail High School and graduated from SAIT in 1973 with a Diploma in Computer Science. He pursued his professional career in British Columbia and Alberta and for the past 14 years has worked as a System Analyst for Agrium in Calgary. Dale was an automotives' enthusiast and had a talent for fixing motocycles and cars. Dale was a dedicated father and wonderful brother. He will be dearly missed. He was very proud of his son, Gregory's, talent with electronics and took great joy in watching his son, Andrew, play hockey. A celebration of Dale's life was held at the Innisfail United Church, 4720 48 Avenue, Innisfail, Alberta on Saturday, July 2, at 2:00 pm. If so desired, a donation in Dale's memory may be made directly to Prostate Cancer Calgary, Rockyview General Hospital, 6500-7007 14 Street SW Calgary, AB T2V 1P9.

Publication Date: 2012/08/07

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Publication Date: 2011/07/05

Obituaries

O'NEIL, Emerson Edward

1931-2011 -- It is with heavy hearts that the family of Emerson Edward O'Neil announce his departing. The ceremonies honouring his life will be March 24, 2011. Family interment at 12:30 at Olds Cemetary. Services at East Olds Baptist at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Diabetes Association.

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ORTWEIN ­ Roberta LaVerne

October 13, 1923 ­ April 12, 2011 -- LaVerne Ortwein was born in Nanton, Alberta on October 13, 1923, youngest of the five daughters of William John (Jack) Harwood Middleton and Kate Pearl O'Dell, and lived on a simple homestead east of Nanton, Alberta and also in the town of Nanton. The family moved to Calgary in 1927 where she lived until she married Vernon Ortwein (Captain ­ RCAF) in 1948. Vernon and LaVerne moved to Olds, Alberta, where her family expanded with the birth of her sons, Arden Vern Ortwein and Clare Alan Ortwein. She was a resident of Olds for many years before moving to Airdrie, Alberta and finally residing in the George Boyack Care Centre in Calgary, Alberta where she passed away on the evening of April 12, 2011. As a young girl in Calgary, she attended Balmoral, North Mount Pleasant, Crescent Heights and Western Canada schools. She trained as a teacher at the Calgary Normal School and began teaching in 1945, working with children in rural schools Andrews S. D., Alexander S. D., Alberta Park, Betchton, Sundre High School and also substituting at the Olds Senior High. She also trained at Olds College becoming an instructor there from 1953 to 1955. Her community affiliations were many and she volunteered for over 30 years with the Canadian Civil Defense, RCAF Air Cadets 185 Squadron Civilian Committee (Adjutant for 1 year). She was a member of the Olds Women's Institute, Olds Hospital Auxiliary, Ladies' Auxiliary of the Canadian Legion #205 and was awarded a lifetime membership of the #105 in 1998. Her intense interest in genealogy gave her many connections to vast family branches of the Middleton, O'Dell and Ortwein families and she attended many family reunions across Canada over the years and also met relatives in England. She was an avid doll collector (a founding member of the Calgary Doll Club) and loved to perform as a member of the Olds-Carstairs Kitchen Band. She was full of fun and could always be counted on to joyfully join in all activities, the more theatrical the better, as she loved laughter. She derived great joy from the trips she and Vernon took to far flung places and from similar trips with her sister May. She is survived by her son Clare Alan Ortwein of Vancouver, her niece Laurie M. Csokonay (Dr. William) of Calgary, many nieces, nephews and good friends she held dear to her heart (too many to be named...you know who you are!) LaVerne was predeceased by her beloved husband Vernon Ortwein, son Arden Vern Ortwein, sisters and their husbands Ruth Dell McVeigh (Mac), Irene Mary Oulton (Bill), Goldie Alberta Frew (Bert), Ella May Pearl Henderson (Fred) as well as two brothers George and Abey who died in childhood. Many thanks go to Dr. Aldridge, the nurses, caregivers and other staff members at the George Boyack Care Centre in Calgary. At LaVerne's request, there will be no services held. Please do not send flowers. To honour her memory, please make a donation in her name to a charity or organization of your choice. Forward condolences through www.hffs.com. Heritage Funeral Services, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: (403) 299-0111.

OVERGUARD, George Allan

George Allan Overguard, 93 passed away peacefully Monday, October 24, 2011 at the Sundre General Hospital after a brief battle with phenomena. He is predeceased by parents, Martin & Maude Overguard, brothers John and Frank Overguard, sister Doris Doyle and grandson Scott Jackson. George is survived by his children Judy (Art) Mikal, Joanne (Joe) Jackson, Dennis (Joanne) Overguard, Martin (Yvonne) Overguard, Steve (Debbie) Overguard as well as 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. George was born on December 22, 1917 in a homestead cabin at the foot of a hill in James River (on the quarter which is currently owned by Bob Nichols) to Martin & Maude Overguard. He was the second boy, born after his brother Wilf. His younger brothers Ken, Frank & John were born in the following years followed by his only sister Doris. The family farmed in the James River area, and ran a large operation, which included a Blacksmith Shop, Sawmill, Dairy and Beef Cattle farm. They also operated a Livery Stable in Olds that George remembered well. George attended Rockwood School and always competed in the School Fair, one year winning the high point award, which entitled him to a one-week trip to the Olds Agricultural School. It was in the one room Rockwood school house that George first met the love of his life, Vivian Markin. She was the neighbour girl and he said they hit it off right away. After completing Grade six, George went to work in Hunter Valley on the first wooden drilling rig west of Sundre. His duties were cutting wood & stoking the furnace to operate the boiler. He also was responsible for disposing of the drilling cable, which still appears in numerous locations on the south side of the road to the Ya Ha Tinda. After working on the rig for some time he returned to James River and continued farming & breaking land with his brother Wilf. George and Vivian got engaged and instead of waiting for their planned date, decided the night before to get married. On April 20, 1940 they drove to Olds with Vivian's dad and George's mom and found a minister that would marry them that day. He often told us he started his married life with $5 and 1 cow. Vivian & George then moved west of Sundre to 'The Flat'. They farmed and George worked in Turner Valley Oilfield for a short time. It was on 'The Flat' that the couple had their first child, Judith Irene on June 13, 1943 followed by Joanne Marie on Aug. 1, 1946. In 1948 the family moved to their present farm six miles north of Sundre where Vivian still resides today. On May 10, 1952, the couple celebrated the birth of their first son, Dennis George followed by Martin John on Feb. 7, 1955 and with the birth of Steven Dale July 15, 1960 their family was complete. George loved to lend a hand and could always be counted on to help out a neighbour in need. He was very active in the community and was a founding member of the Indoor Skating Arena Committee in 1967, and the Sundre & District Agricultural Society in 1971. George was a valuable member of the School Fair Committee for over 30 years, an event his children and grandchildren also participated in. He loved having grandchildren and really enjoyed spending time with each of them. He faithfully watched his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren play hockey at the arena, ball at the diamonds, or compete in other athletic events. George played lots of sports growing up and was a very good softball pitcher, as well as a 'long ball hitter'. George and Vivian loved to dance. They never missed the community dance held the first Friday of each month at the James River Hall taking their kids with them to enjoy the event. This past April, George and Vivian celebrated their 71st Anniversary together at home. An accomplishment that few ever achieve. In August of 2011 George received an award from the Canadian Wheat Board recognizing him for over 70 years of producing Grain & Barley contributing to feeding thousands of people around the world. We are so proud of Dad & Grandad for leading such a fulfilling life. His integrity and strong character has left us with a legacy that we will always respect and remember. Thank you Dad & Grandad for everything you have done for us.

Publication Date: 2011/03/22

OLSEN, Ivan Andrew

February 14, 1935- March 18, 2012 -- Ivan Andrew Olsen, of Olds, Alberta passed away Sunday March 18, 2012 at the age of 77. The Memorial Service was held at the Olds Baptist Church Thursday March 22, 2012 with Pastor Gary Aicken officiating. Ivan was born February 14, 1935 to Louise and George Olsen from Morrin, Alberta. He grew up on the family farm with three brothers Orville, Alf and John and one sister, June. In 1957 he married the love of his life Wanetta Mae Winslow of Drumheller and together they moved to Olds. Ivan and Nita opened Olds Fertilizer and Agriculture Services and have enjoyed watching the family run businesses evolve into the business it is today. Ivan was a sincere, honest and loyal man who enjoyed nothing more then being around 'the shop' to visit with employees, customers and friends every chance he could. He would rarely miss a Grandchild's hockey game, and wouldn't pass up a round of golf or a drive around the country side. Ivan is predeceased by his parents, Louise and George, his sister, June and an infant son. We will miss you everyday until we meet again! Love your family: Wife Nita, Sons Kelly, Reg, Gord and wife Patty. Grandchildren Kirsten and husband Ian, Rayanne, Jessica, Taylor, Jennifer and Keifer. Brothers Orville and wife Marg, Alf and wife Marg, John and wife Paige, and all extended family and friends. Memorial tributes in Ivan's honour may be directed to the Olds Hospital and/or Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Heartland Funeral Ltd. Olds. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2012/03/27

OLSON, Wyatt Charles

Wyatt Charles Olson, age 24, passed away on May 23, 2012 near Bowden, AB. He was born on July 24, 1987 in Lethbridge, Ab. to Shay and Theresa (Wagner) Olson. Wyatt leaves behind his love, Stephanie Driver; their unborn child and Stephanie's family; his siblings, Antonia Olson (Mike Koszta), Tyler Vredegoor (Brandice), Greg Vredegoor (Selena); parents: Shay and Sherry (Jacobs) Olson; grandparents: Dennis and Rose Olson, Tony and Olga Wagner and Winston and Iris Jacobs; great grandmother, Winnie Coderre; Auntie Caroline (Don) and their children, Jesse & Justin Kloot; and many relatives and a long list of friends. Wyatt was predeceased by his mother, Theresa (1993). He enjoyed fishing, hunting and everything mechanical. He spent all his free moments repairing his "intersmashable" and his array of Dodge trucks. Wyatt taught us to enjoy life and find joy in everyone and everything in life's journey. He was always full of mischievous antidotes. He will be remembered for that "smile" that left you wondering what he was cooking up next. Wyatt worked as a carpenter for Hilbert Const. and lately enjoyed his work for Central Crane Services in Olds, AB. Visitation services were held on Sat. May 26 at the Pincher Funeral Chapel. A "Celebration of Wyatt's life" was held at the Cowley Community hall on Sunday, May 27, officiated by Rev. Brent Woodard, where memories were shared by family and friends. Internment was at the Coaldale Catholic Cemetery on Mon, May 28th where Wyatt was laid to rest beside his Mother. Pallbearers: Matt Sanderson, Scott Ogloff, Dustin Damgaard, Jordon Leveene, Aaron Layton and Brent Afdal. Honorary pallbearers: Norman Hilbert, Randy Hilbert, Vince Gray and Tanner Sinclair and all others that shared his life. The eulogy was given by Tony MacDonald. A tree has been planted in Wyatt's Memory. Those wishing to remember Wyatt with a donation may consider donating to his unborn child.

Publication Date: 2011/04/19

Publication Date: 2011/11/01

OWCHAR, Walter

Walter Owchar passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer in the early morning of September 17, 2011 in Olds at the age of 78 years. Better known as "Wally O", he had many friends, going back to his working days at CNR, Calgary Motor Products and Shell Canada. He was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend. He was predeceased by his first wife Marion, father Fred, mother Nancy and half-brother Kazmir Toporowski. Walter's memory is cherished by his loving wife, Lona Ford; two sons Darrell "Butch" (Dianne) Owchar and Don "Shorty" (Kathy) Owchar; two grandchildren Paige and Brittenay; siblings Albert (Pat) Owchar, Ed (Jackie) Owchar and Alice (Brian) Docherty as well as numerous sister's & brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Vorster, the nurses, emergency department and desk clerk staff at the Olds Hospital for their excellent care and kindness in caring for Wally. Also to Dr. Owen and her assistant Cheryl from the Tom Baker Centre for their kindness and compassion. A Celebration of Life was held on Friday, September 23, 2011 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #105, Olds. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance, Tom Baker Cancer Centre or Olds Hospital. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2012/06/05

Publication Date: 2011/09/27

PALARDY, Raymond Arthur

Raymond Arthur Palardy passed away at Rosedale Hospice in Calgary, Alberta on April 6, 2011 at the age of 76 years. Ray is survived by his loving wife Jeannine. He is also survived by his three children: Lee Ann (Tom), Norman (Trish) and Nancy (Chris); his 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen's Park Cemetery) on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to Rosedale Hospice, 1245 - 70th Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2X8 http://www.hospicecalgary.com/ index.php/donate/donate. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.fostersgardenchapel.ca. Foster's Garden Chapel Funeral Home And Crematorium, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2M 3A5. Telephone: 403297-0888. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.

Publication Date: 2011/04/12

Obituaries

PARKER, Douglas Nick

Douglas Nick Parker passed away February 21, 2011 at the Red Deer Hospital at the age of 63 years. Nick was born in Eckville to Bill and Leona Parker, the eighth of their nine children. The Parker family moved to Calgary when Nick was two and this is where he received most of his schooling. Nick's working career included heavy equipment operator, truck driver, oilfield maintenance and farming. He was defined most not by what he did or what he had, but by his love for his family, especially his children. A perfect day for Nick was packing up a load of kids and going to Sylvan Lake, Calaway Park, the zoo and other kid centred venues. Surrounded by sunshine and kids laughing, he would down hamburgers with coffee, followed by ice cream cones so big they dripped through your fingers. When his legs were too tired to play anymore, he'd drive everyone home. Nick was a passionate gardener and a determined farmer. He enjoyed a good practical joke, camping, and fishing. He was interested in the history of the Canadian West and enjoyed collecting old dishes, garage sales and auction sales. He was also interested in other cultures and had travelled to the west coast, Las Vegas and Mexico. Nick was a generous person who spoke his mind and enjoyed being at home. His heart was in the right place and he was always concerned about the downtrodden in society. Nick will be lovingly remembered by his wife Peggy Johnson; children David, Trisha and Sarah; grandchildren Asher, Hailey and Cain; brothers Bill (Solveig), Gene (Lynne); sister Shirley Cottrell; Peggy's large extended family as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and five sibling; Jimmy, Maryanne, Betty, Dorothy and Bob. Memorial services were held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Eagle Hill Community Centre. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Arthritis Society or charity of choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds, entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

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PEKSE, Julia (nee Semaka)

Julia Pekse (nee Semaka) was born in the Lobley, Alberta area on December 20, 1932. Julia married George Pekse in June 1961 and they settled on Little Stony Ranch where she lived and worked until late 2009. Her greatest joys were her family, beautiful flower gardens, amazing needlework, trying new recipes, her animals and numerous hobbies. She was kind-hearted and loving and was always available to lend a hand to help, a shoulder to cry on, or shelter from the storm. Julia passed away December 17, 2011 at the Rosefield Care Centre, Innisfail at the age of 78 years. She was predeceased by her parents Mickal and Anna Semaka, husband George (2010), son-in-law Bart van Biezen (1989), brothers Roman (1986), Michael (1995), sister Yvonne (2008), and brother in law Ed Pekse (2010) and sister in law Violet Pekse (2008). She will be lovingly remembered by daughter Sandra van Biezen, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the Faith Lutheran Church #205 ­ 11 Street N.E., Sundre, Alberta, T0M 1X0. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Julia's memory to STARS Air Ambulance. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through www.metcalffuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Metcalf Funeral Chapel, Innisfail. Phone: 403-227-3123. Locally owned and operated. Proudly serving our community for over 48 years.

PETERSEN, Boyd William

Boyd William Petersen passed away November 25, 2011 at the age of 74. Boyd was born in Olds on November 21, 1937 and farmed in the Olds area all of his life. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 51 years, Gail, his children, Cheri (Wilhelm) Vohs, Kelly (Thersea), Ron, Wesley (Desiree); grandchildren, Cameron, Nickelle, Carlene, Zachary, Cole and step-grandchildren, Clayton, Amber, Lauren and Stacey; one great-granddaughter, Tessa. He also leaves his brother Marvin and his sister May as well as many nieces and nephews. A private graveside service was held at the Olds Cemetery. A Memorial Come & Go Tea was held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #105, Olds December 2, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #105 Building Fund or the charity of the choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/12/06

POLLARD, Melville

Melville Owen of Red Deer passed away at the Michener Long Term Care facility on Friday August 3, 2012 after a lengthy battle with heart disease at the age of 66. Mel was born July 31, 1946 in Saskatoon, SK where he was raised on the family farm next to Gardner Dam. He enjoyed farming and truck driving up until he moved to Alberta in 1984. Thereafter, his entrepreneurial spirit led him on various business ventures until his first heart attack at the age of 49. Mel was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife Lois of 46 years, three children, Wade (Deanna) of Sherwood Park, Melisa (Charlie) of Moose Jaw, SK and Owen (Amber) of Olds. His four grandchildren, Draedon, Jessica, Hudson and Lily were the highlight of his life. Mel is also survived by his mother Juan of Saskatoon, three brothers, Mac (Joy) of Vancouver, BC, Girvin of Gardner Dam, SK and Lanny (Cindy) of Saskatoon, SK. He is predeceased by his father Harold, brother Rudy and precious little granddaughter, Nevada Rae. Mel was baptized in symbol of his dedication to Jehovah God in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1969. Mel continued faithfully witnessing about Jehovah right up to the time of his death. Even throughout his illness many would often come to Mel for advice or encouragement. He was always upbeat and had a positive hope for the future. The family would like to thank Dr. Brian Keen, the Red Deer Hospice Society and all of the nursing staff at the Michener Long Term Care facility for their loving care in treating Mel. Special thanks to all of the visitors Mel received locally and those who have travelled far distances to offer their support and encouragement over the years to him and also his wife Lois. A Memorial Service was held on Friday, August 10, 2012 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 11 Bennett St. Red Deer. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca. Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services, Unit 1, 6828 ­ 50th Ave., Red Deer, AB. 403-341-5181 & 888-216-5111.

Publication Date: 2011/12/20

PERSON, Mae (Doreen)

January 30, 1935 - March 17, 2012 -- Mae Doreen Person (Carbert) went to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 17th at the Olds Hospital at the age of 77. Doreen was born to Sarah Teresa and George Emmanuel Carbert on January 30, 1935 in Melfort, Saskatchewan. She had one older brother, Raymond, 9 years her senior. Growing up on a dairy farm, she was no stranger to hard work. Doreen enjoyed being an active 4H member, winning many ribbons showing her calves. On one trip to Saskatoon, the judge was non other than Grant MacEwan. She loved her pets, and is pictured with a few different dogs throughout her childhood. Helping her father with milking and attending Melinda School kept her days busy. Some of her favourite memories included riding her horse "Jerry" to school in the summer, and in the winter, riding in the horse drawn caboose, where she stayed warm by the wood burning stove. After grade 8, Doreen boarded in town so she could attend High School, doing light housekeeping to earn her board. After graduating, she attended Park City Business College in Prince Albert, then later worked for Wawanesa Insurance. She was introduced to Len Person on a blind date set up by friends. They were married July 6, 1955. After a brief stay in Estevan, Saskatchewan, they moved to Red Deer, Alberta. Then, in 1969 they moved the family to Olds, where Len was employed at the Olds College in the Physical Plant Maintenance Department. Doreen devoted herself to homemaking and raising her four children. Doreen had a long standing and deep trust in God and was a faithful member of the Olds Church of the Nazarene. Doreen gave oversight to the Church nursery ministry. That care for children also evidenced itself in the deep love she had for her eleven grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Although Doreen was a quiet person, she was always willing to share what the "Grands" were doing. Throughout some years of declining health, Doreen displayed a gracious, trusting acceptance of her circumstance and her perseverance is a rich legacy. Doreen is survived by her beloved husband Len, her four children, Marilyn (Steve) Hunford, Donna (Neil) Unger, Darren (Agatha) Person, Kurtis (Carolyn) Person, and eleven grandchildren and 3 greatgrandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, and her brother Raymond. A memorial service was held at the Olds Church of the Nazarene on Friday March 23rd at 2:00pm. A private family interment was held at the Olds Cemetery prior to the memorial. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

Publication Date: 2011/03/08

PATZWALD, Arlene

1936 ­ 2011 -- Arlene Patzwald of Olds, Alberta passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at the age of 75. Arlene was born on July 23, 1936 in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Arlene is lovingly remembered by her two children, Susan Patzwald of Olds and Stacey (Mike) Layden of Olds; as well as 3 grandchildren, Kurtis, Travis and Isabelle Layden. Arlene also leaves behind her mother, Hilda Anderson; two sisters, Sherry (Gary) LaBatte, Lorna Anderson and one brother Bob (Jean) Anderson; her brothers-in-law Elmer Patzwald, Herman (Erna), Bob; sisters-inlaw Gertie (Alfred) Domres, Elsie Patzwald and Ida Patzwald, as well as many other family and friends to mourn her passing. Arlene was predeceased by her husband of 44 years Matt and her father Raymond. A Memorial Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 5241 ­ 46 Street, Olds, Alberta on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT and Nunavut, 100, 119 ­ 14 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6 or at www.heartandstroke.ab.ca. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca. Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services. (403) 556-5445 & (888) 216-5111.

Publication Date: 2012/08/14

Publication Date: 2011/10/18

POYNTER, Gordon Clifford

Gordon Clifford Poynter of Bowden, AB passed away Wednesday February 16, 2011 at the age of 92 years. Gordon was born May 16, 1918 in Monitor, AB. The Poynter family ranched near Coronation. Gordon met and married Bernice McLean in 1941. Gordon and Bea moved to Bowden in 1959 and raised one daughter and three sons. Gordon made many trips to Calgary and Vancouver over his 30 year truck driving career. Bea was taken far too early in 1981. During his retirement Gordon enjoyed small engine repairs for anyone who would ask, and having coffee at the Plaza. Gordon continued to live in Bowden until 2008 when he moved into Autumn Glen Lodge in Innisfail. During the past three months Gordon was convalescing in Innisfail hospital from hip replacement surgery, and a broken arm. The family wishes to thank the staff of Autumn Glen Lodge and the doctors and nursing staff of the Innisfail Hospital for all the kind care and attention paid to their Dad. Gordon is survived by his brother Murray (Shirley) Poynter, Red Deer, sister-in-law Pam Poynter, Olds, his daughter Marjorie Peck, Sundre, his sons Jim (Cindy) Poynter, Kelowna, Ross (Deb) Poynter, Olds, Don Poynter, Bowden; 17 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Gordon was predeceased by his wife Bernice, brothers Bill, George, and Walter, and son-in-law Frank Peck. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Stars Air Ambulance. Memorial Service to be help at 1 p.m. Tues., February 22 at Bowden Lions Hall. Condolences to the family may be forwarded from www.metcalffuneralchapel.com. Cremation entrusted to Metcalf Funeral Chapel.

PEDERSON, Paul

Mr. Paul Pederson, beloved husband to Muriel Pederson for nearly 63 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday October 27, 2011 at the age of 89 years. Paul is survived by his loving wife Muriel, his two daughters: Marjorie (Bill) Frecka and Sheryle (Don) Mueller as well as his daughter-in-law Sharon Pederson. His memory will be further cherished by his seven grandchildren: Curtis Mueller, Cassandra Stromsmoe, Heather Mueller, Daniel Pederson, René Pederson, Ryan Frecka and Jessica Pederson as well as four great-grandchildren: Jayden Mueller, Kayson Mueller, Seth and Sean Pederson. He will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Astrid (Bill) Scarrott and Alice Laing; sister-in-law Alma Pederson and a large extended family. Paul was predeceased by his parents as well as his son Ken Pederson and brothers: Oscar and Henry Pederson. Paul was born to Anton and Hanna Pederson in Medicine Hat on January 13, 1922. Paul attended the Ensleaf School in the Buffalo area in a community called Little Sweden. Paul moved with his family to the Eagle Hill Community in 1941 and that is where he met his prairie rose, Muriel. Paul and Muriel married November 11, 1948. They were blessed with three children. The Pederson's farmed in the Eagle Hill area for many years. Paul loved the sense of community at Eagle Hill; he enjoyed many dances and developed many friendships. Fishing was Paul's passion but he also enjoyed hunting in his younger years. Paul and Muriel retired to Olds. Paul will be remembered for his special smile, his love of music and kind-hearted nature. He was a quiet man who lived by his word. A celebration of Paul Pederson's life will be held at Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 - 46 Street, Olds on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Those wishing to pay their respects to Paul are invited to gather with the family an hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Eagle Hill Cemetery prior to the reception at the Eagle Hill Community Centre. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Paul's family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the caring staff at the Linden Nursing Home for all their love and care. Memorial donations in memory of Paul Pederson may be directed to the Linden Nursing Home, Box 220, Linden, Alberta, T0M 1J0. Arrangements in care of Mountain View Funeral Chapel, Olds. Phone 403 556 3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

Publication Date: 2012/03/27

PETERS, Edith Marie

1928-2011 -- Marie was born in Vancouver, Washington,the first child of Gwendolyn and John Eldridge Hatten. After the family moved to Alberta, she was schooled in Drumheller and later Crossfield. There she met and later married Nick Peters. She had three children: Brian (Olds), Cliff (Arkansas), and Linda (Boettger, Fort St. John). Marie made many moves with her family until finally settling in Olds. Marie was always a loving mother, quick to smile, give a hug and dispense good advice (and discipline). In the late 1960s, Marie took her Nurses Aid training at the Foothills Hospital. She always enjoyed caring for others and later did Homecare in the Olds/ Didsbury area where she was much appreciated. After retiring from work outside the home, she faithfully went to water exercise in Olds and Didsbury for almost twenty years, making many loving friends. In Marie's later years, she was diagnosed with dementia and later Alzheimers which led to her placement in Long Term Care in Three Hills Hospital. There she was treated with much love and respect until her quiet passing on December 30, 2011. She will be sorely missed and ever lovingly remembered by her family, including nine grandchildren, and many friends. Of the Hatten family, she is survived by her brother, Harold, of Red Deer. She was predeceased by her sister, Alice May (Smith) last year. Marie's ashes will be interred later in the Crossfield Cemetery where the majority of her relatives rest. Please direct any donations to The Alzheimers Society of Canada. A memorial service will be held January 14, 2012 at the Crossfield Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m.

Publication Date: 2011/02/22

POYNTER, Ross Clifford

Ross Clifford Poynter of Olds, passed away unexpectedly on Monday August 8, 2011 at the age of 57 years. Ross was born in Edmonton on July 22, 1954 to Gordon and Beatrice Poynter. Ross is survived by his loving wife Deb; children Corey (Robyn) Burwell of Bowden, Stephanie (Eric) Larsson of Bowden; two brothers Don "Choppy" Poynter of Bowden and Jim (Cindy) Poynter of Kelowna, BC; sister Marjarie Peck of Sundre; five grandchildren; uncle Murray (Shirley) Poynter of Red Deer; aunt Pam Poynter of Olds; as well numerous nieces, nephews & cousins. A Celebration of Ross's life was held on Monday August 15, 2011 at the Bowden Lions Hall with Pastor Ed Furst officiating. Interment was held at the Bowden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to STARS Air Ambulance or the charity of choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2011/11/01

Publication Date: 2012/01/10

Publication Date: 2011/08/16

PUSTANYK, Donald

Donald Pustanyk of Didsbury passed away September 23, 2012 at the age of 75 years. He is survived by his wife Audrey; his dog Ginger "the best little dog in the world"; his children Ben Pustanyk and Tereyl Baye and their families; three sisters, one brother and their families. A Celebration of Donald's life will be held for family and friends at the Didsbury Elks Hall on Friday, October 5, from 12:00 p.m. ­ 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S Air Ambulance. Arrangements in care of Cindy Kolb, Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2012/10/02

Obituaries

RADFORD, Martha Wilhelmina "Matt"

Mrs. Martha Wilhelmina "Matt" Radford of Mountain View County, beloved wife of Roger Radford passed away at the Didsbury Health Centre on Friday, May 20, 2011 at the age of 95 years. Matt's memory will be treasured by her loving husband Roger, her daughter Jacquie, six grandchildren and numerous greatgrandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Matt will be laid to rest at the Olds Cemetery at a later date following cremation. If friends so desire, Memorial donations in Matt's name may be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #101, 5208 - 53rd Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 5K2 or to the charity of donor's choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are in care of Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 1413 - 21 Avenue, Didsbury. Phone 403 335 4773. Locally owned and operated serving our community for over 46 years.

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RASMUSSEN, Bernice Jeannette

Bernice Jeannette Rasmussen of Olds, AB formerly of Didsbury, AB, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at the age of 79 years. Bernice was born in McLennan, AB June 12, 1931 and spent her younger years in Northern Alberta. She met and married Oliver Rasmussen in 1950 and after numerous moves they eventually settled in Didsbury in 1966. She worked at the Didsbury Nursing Home for many years retiring in 1989. Bernice is survived by her six children, Vernal, Rod, Murry, Darlene, Tina and Rhonda, 13 grandchildren and 7 greatgrandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Oliver in 1989 and her grandson Stephen in 1991. Funeral service will be held December 23, 2010 at 11:00 am Mountain View Funeral Chapel 5226 - 46th Street Olds, AB. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Olds Hospital long-term care 3901 ­ 57 Ave, Olds, Alberta T4H 1T4. Condolences to the family may be forwarded from www.mountanviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds. Phone 403-556-3223. Locally owned and operated. Proudly serving our community for over 46 years.

REMOND, Paul Marie

Paul Marie Remond was born Friday, April 22, 1938, in Kerbor France. As a young child, he lived in occupied France during WWII. In 1956, Paul enlisted with the marines and served his country until 1958. After a peacekeeping mission in Africa, Paul remained in France until 1965. At this time he boarded a plane for Canada and landed in Montreal on May 4, 1965. He settled in Hearst, Ontario working as a lumberjack for R&R Chartrand and then Arrow. In 1969, Paul moved west to Hinton, Alberta and worked at an automotive and tire repair shop. He spent a short time in Nordegg and then settled in Bowness in Calgary. There he started work for a welding and fabrication shop but in 1971 started commuting to Cochrane and worked for the Spray Lakes Sawmill. In 1975 Paul moved on to the Sundre area and continued his work as a lumberjack. In 1981 Paul met his former wife Maureen and on April 29, 1983 they had a daughter whom they named Chantal. Paul continued his work as a lumberjack in the bush in the winters and did some small farming in the summers. In 1990, Paul began work with the Mountain View County as a laborer. He worked for the county until his retirment in 20**. In his retirement years he continued to keep busy with small equipment repair, making firewood and the upkeep of a neighbors acreage. In 2005, Paul started dating Mary Alice and they remained a couple throughout the rest of Paul's years. Paul is predeceased by his parents and siblings. Paul leaves behind his daughter Chantal, her husband Steve and his three grandchildren ­ Ashton, Brody and Teneal. Condolences and funny reflections can be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 112 ­ 1 Street, Sundre, AB T0M 1X0. Phone 403 638 1853. Locally owned and operated proudly serving our community for over 49 years.

Publication Date: 2011/05/31

RANDERS, Christian (Chris) Finnemann

Christian (Chris) Finnemann Randers passed away at home on Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2012. Chris was born to immigrant parents from Denmark on Groundhog Day, February 2, 1926 at home in the Hainstock District, Mountain View County. At age ten he helped move the livestock and family possessions to their first farm on the outskirts of Olds. Chris married Shirley Cullen in 1950 and started his own dairy herd, farm and family. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, serving many terms on church council and helping build the chapel and church hall. Active in the community, Chris was a founding member of the Foothills Natural Gas Co-Op, President of the Olds Agricultural Society, and a member of BPO Elks and the Royal Canadian Legion. He considered himself lucky to live among such good neighbours in a first-rate community. Chris believed in contributing directly to help others and amongst many other gifts he was recognized for over 100 donations of blood to the Red Cross. Chris lived his life and prospered as a farmer. He was a gifted storyteller and shared memories and knowledge of many years farming, the economy, weather and local history with all his friends and family. Chris was happiest when his grandchildren visited the farm, enthusiastically sharing his love of the land with Christopher, Andrea, and Sylvie Spraakman; Martha, William, and Casey McClary; and Sam and Lena Dabrusin throughout their many visits. In addition to his grandchildren, Chris is survived by Shirley, his loving wife of 62 years; his daughters Cherilyn (Gary Spraakman) of Newmarket, Ontario; Robin (Calvin McClary) of Calgary; Bev (Ross Dabrusin) of Olds; his sister Carla Voukovitch of Denver, Colorado; and sister-in-law Phyllis Randers of Olds. He was predeceased by his parents, daughter Gwendolyn, and brother Harold. A funeral service will be held in St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, March 7, 2012 with Pastor John Lentz officiating. In lieu of flowers donations will be gratefully accepted at St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the Olds and District Hospice Society, P.O. Box 70026, Olds, AB, T4H 3Z0. Special thanks to his homecare team who helped fulfill his wish to die at home. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2010/12/28

REDDON, Mildred Carmen (Midge)

December 22, 1923 ­September 27, 2011 -- It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mum, our Gramma, and Granny. She will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by John/Jan - (Adam, Ben, Amy); Norma/Terry - (Jacqueline/Curtis) Clayton, (Yvonne/Scott), Elizabeth, Nikolas, (Jason /Jodi) Peyton, Prestyn; David/Terry - (Nicole) Lily Anne, Caitlyn; Shelly/Rick (Robin/Jason) Chiana, Ailena, (Madeleine, Jesse); Lisa/John (Kyla, Justin); Allan/Evangeline - (Hudson) as well as other relatives and friends. Mildred is predeceased by her husband Art and son Mark. Cremation has taken place. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Having lived with MS for over forty years, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MS Society of Canada ­ Edmonton Chapter, #105 - 9405 - 50 Street, Edmonton, AB, T6B 2T4, in memory of Mildred Reddon. The family expresses sincere thanks to the staff at Laurier House, Sherwood Park. Loving and kind in her ways, Upright and just to the end of her days; Sincere and true, in her heart and mind, Beautiful memories, she left behind.

Publication Date: 2012/09/11

RICHARDSON, Margaret Eva

The family of Margaret Eva Richardson are sad to announce her passing on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the Olds Hospital and Care Centre. Margaret was born in Stettler, AB on November 7, 1928 and moved to Hillmond, Saskatchewan at an early age. She completed her schooling there and graduated from the Saskatoon School of Nursing as an RNA. She worked as an RNA in Lloydminster, SK where she met and married Gordon Richardson in 1952. They moved to Olds in 1959 where she has resided since until her passing. Margaret will be greatly missed by her loving children: daughters Deb (Al), Laurelee (Alex); son Phil (Ann); five grandchildren: Wade (Minna), Mitch (Sue), Garett (Jill), Leah (Jason), Kailyn (AJ); three great-grandchildren: Quinn, Rowan and River Dean; sister Alice (Ralph) Anderson of Paradise Hill, SK as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her father and mother Peter & Emily Olsen and brother Richard. Memorial services were held on Monday March 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Olds United Church with Reverend Dong Chun Seo officiating. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Olds Hospital CI Unit or Alzheimer's Society. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/10/04

REESOR, Audrey

JUNE 1936 - 2012 -- Audrey Reesor (VanDyke) fell asleep in death Monday, July 23, 2012. She will be fondly remembered by her sisters, Bernice Stangness (Clifford), Rosalie Jansen (Kees); Daughter, Leeanne Hallonquist (Jim); grandchildren, Ashley Presiloski (Kevin), Travis Hallonquist (Ashley) and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. She was predeceased by her father, Gilles; mother, Maxine; brother, Dale and son, Rocky. Audrey's quick wit and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her well.

Publication Date: 2011/03/08

Publication Date: 2012/02/28

ROSEHILL, Karen Charlyne

Karen Charlyne Rosehill of Sundre passed away at the Sundre Hospital on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at the age of 64 years. She is survived by her mother Enid Turnbull; sister Arlene Rosehill and her uncle, aunts, cousins, many extended family and a host of dear friends. She was predeceased by her father Adolph Rosehill. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Foundation. A memorial service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, (205 ­ 11 St. NE, Sundre, AB) on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 2 pm. Condolences to the family may be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapels, Sundre. Phone: 403-638-1853. Locally owned and operated. Proudly serving our community for over 46 years.

RANDERS, Christian Finnemann

Christian (Chris) Finnemann Randers passed away at home on Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2012. Chris was born to immigrant parents from Denmark on Groundhog Day, February 2, 1926 at home in the Hainstock District, Mountain View County. At age ten he helped move the livestock and family possessions to their first farm on the outskirts of Olds. Chris married Shirley Cullen in 1950 and started his own dairy herd, farm and family. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, serving many terms on church council and helping build the chapel and church hall. Active in the community, Chris was a founding member of the Foothills Natural Gas Co-Op, President of the Olds Agricultural Society, and a member of BPO Elks and the Royal Canadian Legion. He considered himself lucky to live among such good neighbours in a first-rate community. Chris believed in contributing directly to help others and amongst many other gifts he was recognized for over 100 donations of blood to the Red Cross. Chris lived his life and prospered as a farmer. He was a gifted storyteller and shared memories and knowledge of many years farming, the economy, weather and local history with all his friends and family. Chris was happiest when his grandchildren visited the farm, enthusiastically sharing his love of the land with Christopher, Andrea, and Sylvie Spraakman; Martha, William, and Casey McClary; and Sam and Lena Dabrusin throughout their many visits. In addition to his grandchildren, Chris is survived by Shirley, his loving wife of 62 years; his daughters Cherilyn (Gary Spraakman) of Newmarket, Ontario; Robin (Calvin McClary) of Calgary; Bev (Ross Dabrusin) of Olds; his sister Carla Voukovitch of Denver, Colorado; and sister-in-law Phyllis Randers of Olds. He was predeceased by his parents, daughter Gwendolyn, and brother Harold. A funeral service will be held in St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, March 7, 2012 with Pastor John Lentz officiating. In lieu of flowers donations will be gratefully accepted at St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the Olds and District Hospice Society, P.O. Box 70026, Olds, AB, T4H 3Z0. Special thanks to his homecare team who helped fulfill his wish to die at home. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2012/07/31

REIMERT, Gerdina Thresia Maria

Gerdina (Diny)Thresia Maria Reimert of Bowden, Alberta, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Northcott Care Center at the age of 86 years. Diny was born into the Broeks family September 15th, 1925 in Dalfsen, Holland, having a wonderful orchard-farm childhood. In her teens, she completed three years of home economics training, and then she worked as an in-home nanny and housekeeper on various farms. She met her husband, Anthony, at an English course, and they were married on April 5th, 1956, immigrating to Canada that same month. Diny lovingly raised five children, enjoying gardening, cooking, sewing, reading, and her involvement with the Catholic Church and local women's groups. She made a house feel like home, first near Cardston, then outside of Olds, and finally west of Bowden. Diny leaves to mourn two sons and three daughters: Geraldine Thompson of Carstairs; Paul (Carol) Reimert of Bowden; Margaret (Michael) Thompson of Airdrie; Joanne (Dwayne) Brown of Bowden; and John (Janice) Reimert of Calgary; eleven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She also leaves her sister, Dora; brothers, Gerard and Joop; and their families - all of Holland. Diny was predeceased by her husband, Anthony; granddaughter, Amanda; son-in-law, Steven; sister, Theresa, and parents, Hermina and Johannes Broeks. Diny's warmth, kindness, and generous, loving spirit, will be forever cherished. Funeral Mass was held Monday, May 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Innisfail, and interment at Bowden Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Northcott Care Center, 4209-48 Avenue, Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1P4. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through www.metcalffuneralchapel.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Metcalf Funeral Chapel, 4200-49 Avenue, Innisfail, Alberta. Phone 403-227-3123. Proudly serving our community for over 49 years.

Publication Date: 2010/12/21

ROSS, Donald Stuart (Scotty)

Donald Stuart (Scotty) Ross passed away August 5, 2011 at the age of 99. He was born September 3, 1911 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. He and his twin brother Ronald (Dutch) were the third and fourth children of Carribelle and Benjamin Ross. He married Lois Davis December 10, 1948 and they had one son. Scotty is survived by his son Clifford (Arlene) Ross; granddaughter Chrystal (Marlin) Redpath and their children Mataya, Ava and Thiesan; grandson Ron (Christy) Ross and their children Peyton and Stella all of Olds; brother Bill (Dorothy) Ross of Olds and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was predeceased by his wife Lois May 31, 2007; brothers Cleo, Ken, Dutch and Everett and sister Hazel Holmes and their spouses. Memorial services were held on Tuesday August 9, 2011 at the Olds United Church with Reverend David Gilchrist officiating. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Olds United Church Memorial Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2011/08/16

ROYSTON, Karen Elizabeth

On Sunday August 26, Karen passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 83 years. Karen will be lovingly remembered by her 8 children: Virginia (Ernest) Laforge, David (Gay) Royston, Rae (Bob) Buchan, Tom (Lorrie) Royston, Jean (Ron) Morisette, Mary (Bill) Cavanagh, Clare (Shelley) Royston and Mark (Cheryl) Royston, 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Harold on March 20, 2010. The family will honour Mom's wish not to have a funeral and will have a private memorial at a later date.

Publication Date: 2012/03/06

Publication Date: 2012/05/29

Publication Date: 2012/09/04

Obituaries

RYAN, Allan Charles

(January 7, 1953 ­ October 10, 2011) -- It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our son, brother, uncle and friend. Allan passed away peacefully on October 10, 2011 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Allan was born in Calgary on January 7, 1953. Allan was an intelligent man that spent much time reading and had a passion for plants that inspired him to study horticulture. He spent many hours on his incredible stamp collection and always enjoyed working on his collection while listening to many genres of music. Allan loved to bowl and occasionally worked at Spare Time Bowl in Olds. He had been an active member in the Royal Canadian Legion. Allan is survived by his mother, Lois, his brother Dale (Debby), sister-in law Laurie, niece Vicki, nephews Bradley, Kyle, and Joel and his good friend Wade Harris all from Olds as well as numerous relatives and friends. Allan was predeceased by his brother Barry, and his father Charles (Chuck). A memorial service was held on October 15, 2011 at Mountain View Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds, AB T4H 1B8 Phone 403 556 3223. Locally owned and operated proudly serving our community for over 46 years.

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SABASCH, Margery

Margery Sabasch passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at the age of 93 years. Margery is survived by her son; Dennis (Donna) Sabasch of Red Deer and her daughter Roxanna (Michael) Dyer of Calgary. Margery's memory will further be cherished by her grandchildren; Nicole Nederlof, Todd (Chantelle) Sabasch, Craig (Kirstin) Sabasch all residing in Red Deer and Thomas Dyer residing in Calgary. She also will be missed by her great-grandchildren; Jacob, Skylar, Kalen, Ruby, Mason and Judah. Margery is also survived by her brother Leo (June) Gardin, sister Marie Le Page, sisters-in-law; Ollie Gardin, Louise Sabasch, Laura Sabasch along with numerous nieces and nephews. Her family would like to thank the wonderful and loving staff at the West Park Lodge and Darcy Mitchell (Nannies for Grannies). Thank you all for taking such excellent care of her in her last days and for honouring our family's wishes. Margery will be laid to rest at the Olds Cemetery beside her beloved husband Oscar on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 2 P.M. in a private family memorial. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society, Administrative Office 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 4K1. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 - 46 Street, Olds, Alberta T4H 1B8. Phone: 403-556-3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

SHARKEY, Lawrence and Ethel

Lawrence Sharkey passed away on Friday, December 22, 2011 at the age of 86 years. Shortly after, his wife Ethel joined him on Friday, February 10, 2012 at the age of 77 years. A celebration of life for both of them will be held Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at Eagle Hill Community Centre. Donations in memory of Lawrence and Ethel can be made to the Eagle Hill Community Centre, Box 12 Site 3 RR1 Bowden, Alberta T0M 0K0 or to the Olds Hospital Acute Care Unit, 3901 - 57th Ave, Olds, Alberta T4H 1T4. Condolences can be forwarded to the family from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds, Alberta T4H 1B8. Phone: 403-556-3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

Publication Date: 2012/03/06 (Reprinted 2012/03/13)

SCHABER (Skjonsberg), Linda Doreen

August 3, 1946 ­ January 12, 2012 -- Linda Doreen Schaber (nee Skjonsberg) passed away January 12, 2012 at the age of 65 years. Linda is survived by her husband Ken of 46 years; four children: Curtis (Sherry), Murray (Tanya), Greg (Stacey) and one daughter Susan. She has also been blessed with 12 grandchildren, all residing near her at Olds. She is also survived by two sisters Bev & Lee Ann and one brother Rodger. She was predeceased by her parents Doris & Ole Skjonsberg and her sister Carol. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #105, Olds with Pastor Greg Rathjen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Olds Hospital. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/10/18

Publication Date: 2011/02/08

RYAN (nee Donald), Lois Corinne

February 22, 1932 - May 12, 2012 -- It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and friend. Lois Corinne Ryan passed away peacefully at the Olds Long Term Care Centre. The centre was her home the last three years of her life. Lois was born February 22, 1932 in Calgary where she lived the first 21 years of her life. As a young woman Lois worked at Model Dairy; this is where she met and fell in love with Charles Ryan. Lois and Charles were married February 26, 1952. After their wedding they moved to the family farm at Carstairs where they were blessed with three sons: Allan, Dale and Barry. Lois was the typical hardworking farm wife tending to her family and farm responsibilities. In 1960, the Ryan's built a home and moved to Olds where Lois lived the remainder of her life. In Olds the Ryan's operated a Pool Hall; Lois, and the rest of the family worked many days and nights until they sold it in 1976. Lois was always up for a game of cards or a round of Jeopardy. Even after moving into Olds, there were many days spent at the farm in Carstairs. Once all the farm work was done Lois enjoyed many fishing trips with family and friends. Lois was predeceased by her husband, Charles, in 2004; her son Allan in 2011 and her son Barry in 1989. She was predeceased by her younger brother Mervin as well as her parents. Lois is survived by her son Dale and his wife Debby Ryan of Olds as well as her grandchildren Vicki and Bradley. She is survived by her daughterin-law Laurie Ryan as well as her grandchildren: Kyle (Amie) and Joel. Lois is further survived by her great-granddaughter Georgia as well as many special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A celebration of Lois Ryan's life will be held at Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 - 46 Street, Olds on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Lois's memory may be directed to Long Term Care at the Olds Hospital & Care Center, 3901 - 57th Avenue, Olds, AB T4H 1T4. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 - 46 Street, Olds, AB T4H 1B8. Phone 403 556 3223. Locally owned and operated, proudly serving our community for over 49 years.

SAHLI, Theodore "Ted"

This is not a good bye; Let's just say, "We will see you again one day". On Friday, March 18, 2011 our angel spread his wings and set off on a new journey. Theodore "Ted" Sahli passed away at the age of 81 in the loving care of his family and the support of his guardian angels at the Red Deer Hospice. Farewell to an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Your memories will always hold strong in our hearts. Ted is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Josephine, 11 sons and their supporting wives and 11 amazing grandchildren. A Celebration of Ted's Life will be held on Wednesday March 23, 2011 at 11:00am at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #105, Olds with Harold Hunter officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4R 3S6. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2012/01/17

SCHMAUTZ, Verna Jane

It is with much sadness and grief, after a long, hard fought battle, the passing of Verna Jane Schmautz on Friday, May 20, 2011. Verna was the firstborn of Sam and Edith Helwig on December 31, 1928 near Olds, in the Reed Ranch area. On October 22, 1952 Verna married John Schmautz. Together they began a lifelong path of farming; settling on their farm of 50 years, where Verna resided until 2 days before her passing. Verna is survived by her loving husband John Schmautz of 58 years; daughters: Tammie Schmautz (John), Connie Schmautz; seven grandchildren: Tanya Clarke, Lacey Meyers, Michael Bach, Steven Bach, Mitchell Blomgren, and Gemma & Hannah Blomgren; three great-grandchildren: Jared, Braden and Jackson; two brothers, Vergil and Harvey Helwig. Verna was predeceased by her mother Edith in 1961, father Sam in 1982, granddaughter Katelyn in 1998 and sister Doris in 2004. Funeral services were held on Thursday June 2, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #105, Olds with Harold Hunter officiating. Interment followed at the Torrington Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/03/22

SHARKEY, Ethel Lorraine

1934 - 2012 -- Ethel Lorraine Sharkey of the Eagle Hill District passed away on Friday, February 10, 2012 at the age of 77 years. Ethel was born and raised in the Vegreville area the eldest of three daughters to Mike & Vera Schultze. When Ethel left school she stayed home and helped on the farm until she found work for AGT where she worked for several years. Ethel married Lorne while living in Whitecourt where she worked as a bookkeeper. They moved to Eagle Hill area shorty after. She continued her work as a bookkeeper for the local Credit Union and then onto the Eagle Hill Store, where she worked until she retired. She enjoyed the people and "coffee breaks" immensely and could be found visiting in the "coffee room." She spent many years on committees and boards in the Eagle Hill area and always had an interest in what was happening in the community. One of her passions was sewing and you could usually find her in her sewing room after she retired. She was a member of the Eagle Hill sewing club and always looked forward to when they got together. Her colourful sayings usually got a grin from most and when curling season arrived she could be found at the Eagle Hill Curling Rink. Ethel always enjoyed visiting with her friends and family, running the roads and her many "critters" over the years and will be sadly missed by all that knew her. Ethel is survived by her stepson Terry (Rusty) of Kelowna, Tom (Cindy) of Eagle Hill, John (Deb) of Calgary, and stepdaughter Cindy Gard of Calgary. Ethel will also be missed by her 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Ethel was predeceased by her husband Lawrence, stepdaughter Dixie, and granddaughter Danielle. Donation in memory of Ethel can be made to the Eagle Hill Community Centre; Box 12 Site 3 RR1 Bowden, Alberta T0M 0K0. A memorial will be held in the spring of 2012. Condolences to the family can be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds, Alberta T4H 1B8. Phone: 403-556-3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

Publication Date: 2011/06/14

Publication Date: 2012/05/15

SCHMIDT, Ludwig (Louie)

Ludwig (Louie) Schmidt passed away peacefully at the Sundre Hospital on February 2, 2011 at the age of 82 years. Louie was born August 7, 1928 in Kezmarok, Slovakia to Jan and Zofia Schmidt. In his early twenties, Louie immigrated to Canada. After a brief stay in Winnipeg, he joined his family in Calgary where he worked at a lumberyard and at a furniture store building frames. Louie took night courses for TV and radio repair. In the 1960s, the family moved to a farm down the River Road near Sundre. Louie's family was one of the first farmers to have purebred Charolais cattle in the area. In the early eighties, Louie started his own farm in Eagle Hill. Louie enjoyed hunting and fishing. In later years, Louie spent many hours operating his Ham Radio. Louie was predeceased by his mother, father, brother Karl and his partner of sixteen years, Margarete Fahrlander. He leaves behind two stepsons Rob (Karen) Fahrlander and family; Glen Fahrlander; and his family of Ham Radio Operators. Interment was held on Tuesday, February 8 at St. Mary's Cemetery, Calgary. Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Sundre with Father Maurice officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Sundre Hospital. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

RYRIE, Bruce Alexander

Bruce Alexander Ryrie, beloved father, grandfather, and greatgrandfather passed away at the Innisfail Hospital on Feb 22, 2012 at the age of 93 years. He is survived by his children, Wallace (Dee), Diane, Lionel (Jalna), Brian (Cheryl), Barry, Lynette (Norman). Also surviving are 2 brothers-in-law, Tommy (Gina) and Spence (Judy). He had 20 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Bruce was pre-deceased by his first wife Beatrice in 1967 and second wife Clarice in 2009, 2 sons, Leslie in 2003 and Leonard in 1987, twin granddaughters, Amanda and Alexandria in 1980, and one grandson, Darren in 1989. He was also pre-deceased by his parents, 3 sisters and 1 brother. Bruce lived all his life in the Bowden area and was known and respected for his integrity, his willingness to help anyone in need, and his humorous good nature. He worked at farming and as a carpenter throughout his life. His keen eye for detail often showed in the creative projects he did over the years. In his heart he was an artist working with wood and metal, whatever material he could get his hands on, giving away his finished pieces to family and friends. Bruce loved life, said thank-you often, treasured his family, and loved nature, little kids, animals and music. He liked to sing and dance, and if no one was available to dance with he was known to dance with a broomstick. He was a social person, and he loved a good stiff dram of scotch with friends. He had a heart of gold and a unique way with words. One of his grandchildren was overheard to say "He brings this big ball of sunshine with him when he comes into a room." We would like to give a big thank-you to the staff at Sunset Manor and the Innisfail Hospital for making Bruce's final phase of life as comfortable as possible. A celebration of Bruce's life will be held at the Innisfail Legion on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of choice.

Publication Date: 2012/02/21

SHARKEY, Lawrence Arthur

Lawrence Arthur Sharkey of the Eagle Hill District passed away on Friday, December 23, 2011 at the age of 86 years. Lawrence was born in the Duhamel district the middle of 12 children to Arthur and Ida Sharkey. All the children learnt to work hard at a young age, as there were always lots of chores to keep them busy. Lawrence left school early and worked for neighbors in the area driving horses on the farm, which followed him throughout his life. He worked in the oil field for several years and settled in the Eagle Hill area in the 70's. By the late 70's he had "semiretired" on his son's farm and started to enjoy his true passion of horses and harnesses. He would spend many hours building and repairing wagons, sleighs and harnesses. He spent several summers and falls in the mountains west of Sundre hauling camps in and out and many nights around the camp fire telling stories. He eventually "slowed down" and spent the last few years in his leather shop selling harnesses, wagons and sleighs. He always had time to explain how to set up his harnesses and tell a story or two. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Lawrence is survived by his wife Ethel of Eagle Hill, his son Terry (Rusty) of Kelowna, B.C., daughter Cindy Gard of Calgary, son Tom (Cindy) of Eagle Hill, and son John (Deb) of Calgary. Lawrence is further survived by 9 grandchildren, 6 greatgrandchildren, three brothers, four sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Lawrence was predeceased by his daughter Dixie, granddaughter Danielle, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. A Memorial will be held in the spring of 2012 at Eagle Hill. Donations in memory of Lawrence can be directed to the Olds Hospital Acute Care Unit; 3901 ­ 57th Ave, Olds, Alberta T4H 1T4. Condolences to the family can be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel; 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds, Alberta T4H 1B8. Phone: 403-556-3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

Publication Date: 2011/02/08

SCHRADER, Clarence "Clem" N.

Clarence "Clem" N. Schrader passed away suddenly at the Innisfail Hospital on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at the age of 70 years. Left to mourn his passing are wife Betty; his daughter Lisa; his step-children Allan Shantz and Diana Welsh of Calgary; brother Murray (Doreen) Schrader and their children Tammy, Tracey, and Trent of Leduc; brother Brian as well as other extended family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date with details to be announced. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca. Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services. (403) 556-5445 & (888) 216-5111

Publication Date: 2012/02/28 (Reprinted 2012/03/06)

SAAD, Chloe Iszara

On Friday December 10, 2010 at the Foothills Hospital Chloe Iszara Saad died after a brief life. She is loved and sadly missed by her parents Benjamin & Chantal; grandparents Linda & Joe Saad, Dominque & Judy Theriault, Glenda & Tom Bateman; great-grandmother Norma Westman as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was only here for a short time but she enriched our lives immensely. Memorial services were held on Wednesday December 15, 2010 at St. John's Anglican Church with Reverend Inez Hannett officiating. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Program, 808 1441 29 St. NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4J8. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd. Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2011/10/18

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Publication Date: 2012/01/03

Obituaries

SCHROEDER, Walter Eldon

In the early hours of February 17, 2011 while surrounded by his wife and sons, Walter Schroeder went to be with the Lord at the age of 80 years. He passed away in Innisfail at the Rosefield Care Centre. Walter was born in Penhold, AB on July 13, 1930. With the exception of a few years as a young man while he worked in northern Alberta and the NWT, Walter lived most of his life on the farm in the Reed Ranch community East of Olds. Walter loved to be in the great outdoors, fishing, hunting and riding horseback, but his true passion was tending to his farm and his cattle. He was a genuine hockey Dad and made countless miles driving his boys back and forth across central Alberta. Dad only missed a game when he couldn't be in 3 places at once. To mourn his passing, Walter is survived by his wife of 43 years, Trudie (nee Neufeld), three sons Marvin (Misty), Terence (Lynn) and Jason (Sue); 5 granddaughters, Alison, Jordynn, Jenna, Jamie & Avery, all of Edmonton and brother Harry of Calgary. He was predeceased by his parents David & Frieda, brother, Albert and sisters, Evelyn and Anne. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice. Memorial services were held Wednesday February 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the East Olds Baptist Church with Pastor Trevor Kiriaka and Pastor Dieter Gohl officiating. Interment was held at the East Olds Cemetery. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

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SHAW, Alexander Neil

Alex Shaw, beloved husband of the late Isabella (Betty Sylvester) Shaw, of Carstairs passed away at the Didsbury Health Centre on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at the age of 95 years. On July 15, 1917, Alex was born on the Shaw homestead on the Rosebud creek near Carstairs which was originally known as the "Sam Scarlett Ranch". He was the fourth and youngest child born to Robert Alexander and Vera Elizabeth (Towers) Shaw and had two brothers, George (Eileen) and Frank (Hazel) as well as one sister Bessie (Ivan) Pointen. Alex will be loved, remembered and missed by his children: Edward (Sandra) Shaw of Carstairs, AB; Barry (Shirley Luft) Shaw of Carstairs, AB; and Donna (Andy) Morton of Olds, AB; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, his sister-in-laws and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Alex was predeceased by his parents Robert and Vera, his wife Betty, his brothers George and Frank, his sister Bessie, and several sister-in-law's and brother-in-law's. Alex attended Davenport and Grand Centre schools before enrolling at SAIT in building and construction. In December, 1942, he joined the RCAF and in May, 1943, he was accepted as an Air Gunner. He was sent overseas and was stationed at Bournemouth and Yorkshire, England. He flew in Wellington's and Halifax's as a Rear Gunner with the 425 Allouette Squadron. After the war Alex returned to the farm and farmed with brother Frank until his marriage to Betty in February, 1949. Alex and Betty built a farm site ½ mile north-east of the original homestead where Alex actively operated a mixed farm until the age of 88 when he fractured his hip. After that time Alex received excellent care at Edgemont Village, Aspen Ridge Lodge and on Unit 4, Didsbury Health Center. Alex contributed to the Carstairs community as a volunteer, donator, sponsor and participant. Some of the organizations which he was a part of include: Royal Canadian Legion Branch #53, Carstairs, where he was a Life Member, Carstairs Community Chest, Air Gunner's Association, Mountain View Ratepayers Association, Handicap Riding Association, Special Olympics, Camp Horizon, 4-H Clubs, War Amps, World Vision, Cancer Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Diabetes Association. When asked why he did so much for his community he simply said "It was a way of life." Alex received the Queen's Jubilee Medal in 2003 and The Carstairs Citizenship Award in 2005 in recognition of his many volunteer activities. A celebration of Alex's life will be held at 2:30 pm, on Friday, September 14, 2012, at the Carstairs Community Hall, 1100 Lackner Way, Carstairs, AB. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Unit 4, Didsbury Health Services care of the Rosebud Health Foundation, PO Box 962, Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0 or to the charity of ones choice. Condolences and funny reflections can be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 - 46 Street, Olds, AB T4H 1B8. Phone 403 556 3223. Locally owned and operated proudly serving Mountain View County since 1939.

SHEWCHUK, Andrew Joseph

Andrew Joseph Shewchuk passed on quietly, surrounded by family at the Red Deer Hospital on August 8th at the age of 85. Andrew will be fondly remembered by many as Hank. He is survived by Alice, his loving wife of 64 years, 4 children - Andy Shewchuk and Joanie Flegel of Calgary, Doug and Valerie-ann Shewchuk of Saskatoon, Debbie and Lyle Richards of Olds, and Terry Shewchuk and Pam Jackson of Olds. He loved and enjoyed six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; Joe Richards, Kelsey Richards and Jesse Jorgensen and their children Tye and Zane, Travis Shewchuk, Breanne Shewchuk, Shaun Shewchuk, Adam Shewchuk and Krista Erdman and their daughter Skyla. He leaves two sisters, Joan Bauer of Little Bear Lake, Saskatchewan and Sylvia Booth of Lunenberg Nova Scotia; sister-in-law Maxine Meding of Trochu; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Andy was born in Foam Lake Saskatchewan on March 19, 1927. He graduated from Foam Lake High School and then joined the navy. Throughout his life he was employed as a heavy duty equipment mechanic, drag line operator for the CPR and a steam engineer. He retired at the age of 59 as plant supervisor at Amerada Hess in Olds. Andy enjoyed wood working, fishing, bird hunting,snowmobiling, traveling, pen collecting, camping with family and friends and spending weekends as music DJ for weddings and parties. He enjoyed Crib and card games, and was a very close personal friend of Santa Claus. Andy was predeaced by his mother, his father, his granddaughter Chelsea, and three brothers-in-law. A celebration of Andy's life was held on Monday August 13th at 1:00 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Olds.

Publication Date: 2011/03/01

SENGER, Merle Alvina

Mrs. Merle Alvina Senger of Olds beloved wife of 58 years to Val Senger, passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the age of 78 years. Merle will be lovingly remembered by her husband Val, her son Mitch (Shelley) of Grande Prairie and daughter Michelle of Weyburn, SK. Her memory will be treasured by her grandchildren: Krystal (Clayton) of Lethbridge, Caitlin of Red Deer and Evan of Grande Prairie as well as by her great-grandchildren Aiden and Bree. Merle will be dearly missed by her brother Melvin (Betty) McEachern of Red Deer as well as by her large extended family and many dear friends. A celebration of Merle's life will be held at Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 - 46 Street, Olds on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 1:00p.m. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. If friends so desire memorial donations may be directed to the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 - 46 Street, Olds, AB, T4H 1B8. Phone 403 556 3223. Locally owned and operated proudly serving our community for over 47 years.

Publication Date: 2012/08/14

SHIELDS, Kenneth Wayne

September 4, 1938 to May 13, 2012 -- Ken was born the youngest son of Virgil and Agnes Shields of Barnet, Vermont, USA. He graduated from Peacham Academy, Peacham, Vermont in 1957 and from Prairie Bible Institute, Three Hills, Alberta in 1962. He married Margaret Marlene Mitchell September 1963 in St. Thomas, Ontario and they served on the farm staff of Prairie Bible Institute 1964-1971, pastored with Village Missions for 22 years, before retiring to the Sundre area in 1994. He leaves behind his loving wife of 48 years, his 3 children and 5 grandsons: Doug and Joanne Shields, Peter, Matthew and Andrew of Didsbury, Alberta; Guy and Geni Shields, Benjamin and Jonathan of Grants Pass, Oregon, and Kendra Shields of Didsbury, Alberta. He is also survived by 2 brothers, Paul (Arlene) Shields, and Arthur (Carol) Shields, and sister Anna Mae Benton of Vermont, and sister Martha (Dave) McConnell of New Hampshire. He was predeceased by his infant son, Kenneth Winston, his parents, and brothers John and Wilson. He was a faithful and loving husband and father, a respected Pastor and friend. He will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held on Friday May 18, 2012 at 1pm at the First Baptist Church, Olds with Pastor Brent Reilly officiating. Interment was held prior to the service at the Three Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Village Missions of Canada 1715 Davies Road, Sorrento, BC V0E 2W1 or Operation Christmas Child/ Samaritan's Purse Canada, 20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, AB T3J 5H5. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2012/01/17

SHARP, Florence Isabelle

Florence Isabelle Sharp (nee MacDonald) of Olds, passed away July 21, 2011 at the Olds Continuing Care Centre at the age of 90 years. Florence was born July 11, 1921 in Lucknow, Ontario and was the only child of Ann and Harold MacDonald. Following the sudden passing of her father in October 1921, she and her mother moved to Alberta; first to New Dayton and then to Granum. Her mother re-married to Frank McKenzie in 1933 and they moved to Lyalta where her step-father was employed with the Alberta Wheat Pool. During WWII, she moved to Toronto and was employed by the Northern Electric Co. returning to Calgary in 1943 and worked for The Bay. In 1944, she married Bert Sharp and following his release from the R.C.A.F. in 1945, they moved to the family farm at Kathryn, Alberta. In 1953, they moved to their farm in the Olds district. IN 1956, they moved to Crossfield where Bert was employed with Canadian Western Natural Gas. While in Crossfield, she worked for C.I.B.C., Crossfield Co-Op. Bert was transferred in 1979 to CWNG Lethbridge operations. Following Bert's retirement, they moved back to Olds in 1992. Florence enjoyed socializing with her family members and many friends. She was a charter and life member of the Order of the Royal Purple Crossfield Lodge No. 261 and an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #113, Crossfield. She will be remembered for her cheerful and loving nature. Florence is survived by her son Duane (Darcey); grandchildren Niome (Stephen) Wood, Shelley (Trevor) English and Stacey Sharp; great-grandchildren Cailin, Parker, Emma and Jaime; brother Ian McKenzie as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband Bert, mother and step-father and brother Gordon. The family would like to thank the Olds Hospital Continuing Care staff and volunteers for their care, compassion and kindness shown to our mother. A private family service was held on Monday, July 25, 2011. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Cross of Sacrifice Memorial Trust Fund c/o Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #105, Olds. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2012/09/04 (Reprinted 2012/09/11)

SHEA, Arnold Edward

June 10th, 1938 - December 12, 2011 -- Arnold was born in Three Hills, AB. He moved to Hespero when he was in Grade 3. His school years were spent at Shady Lane, Condor and Lindsay Thurber in Red Deer. One of his favorite social events was the Condor School Reunion. He was predeceased by his mother Winn and his father Doug. He is survived by his wife Sheila, son Blaine (Bonnie) and daughter Cheryl, Brother Gordon (Jill), sister-in-law Marjorie (Don) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was in the tire industry for many years: with Firestone Tire where he was the district manager for Western Canada, and he later opened the first privately owned Fountain Tire Store in Alberta. In 1989 he retired to his acreage in Sundre to enjoy his outdoor life. Golfing, curling, fly fishing, camping, wildlife photography and politics were his life. He was involved in local politics as a Counsellor for Div. 5 - Mountain View County and a Director for the Sundre Curling Club. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the Sundre Hospital for the wonderful care he received. If desired donations may be made to the Sundre Palliatitive Care or the Tom Baker Cancer Center. Heartland Funeral Services in Olds entrusted with arrangements.

Publication Date: 2012/05/22

SHUDRA, Walter

It is with sadness that the family of Walter Shudra announce his passing on December 19, 2010 at the age of 77 years. Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 57 years, Margaret. Walter was born in Reno, Alberta on July 9, 1933. In his younger years Walter spent his time on the family farm with his three siblings; Peter, Edward and Kaye. Walter met Margaret in Nampa and they were married May 25, 1953. While doing construction work as a foreman for Alberta Pacific Grain throughout Alberta they had their four children. The family moved to Olds in 1961, where Walter resided until his passing. Construction remained his focus. In the late 60's he built two fourplexes of which he was still the landlord. Then for over two decades Walter was a cabinet maker. He was well respected for his high quality work and attention to detail. Many area homes still display his work. Walter was a hard worker and provided for his family well. He enjoyed watching sports especially curling and hockey. Walter loved to tinker with cars and was a handyman who could fix anything. He is survived by sons Gary (Diane) and Dale (Merilyn) and daughter-in-law Reta. Also left to cherish Walter's memory are his nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Walter was predeceased by his daughter Gale (1992) and his son Daryl (1999). A Funeral Service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at Mountain View Funeral Chapel 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds, Alberta. Walter was laid to rest at the Olds Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the Olds Hospital staff for their compassionate care and request that any donations in memory of Walter be directed to the Olds Hospital and Care Centre, 3901 ­ 57 Ave, Olds, Alberta T4H 1T4. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, Phone: 403-5563223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

Publication Date: 2011/12/20

SHERICK, Kenneth Norman

Kenneth Norman Sherick of Didsbury, beloved husband of Verla, passed away on September 10, 2012 at the age of 82 years. Ken was born at his home in the Waterloo district west of Carstairs, the second child of Verdo and Verdella Sherick. With his older sister, Lois, and younger brother, Ormand, he grew up on the family farm, taking over the milking operation when he married Verla in June of 1953. When back problems necessitated a change of occupation, they left the farm and moved to Didsbury where they ran Sherick's Fashions and began the ambulance service in the County of Mountain View. Later they opened the K & W Drive Inn, continuing to operate the ambulance service and work at Mountain View Funeral Chapels and later, Heartland Funeral Services. Ken was involved in the Zion Evangelical Church, faithfully playing the organ and directing the choir for over 40 years. Under his direction, Christmas Eve services became an important part of the community Christmas celebrations. Ken's faithful service in the community impacted many lives and he will be missed. Ken is survived by his loving wife, Verla; daughters Heather (Ernie) Steckly and Darlene (Mike) Jones; grandsons Warren (Michelle) and Matthew Steckly; and great-grandson, Dean Matthew Steckly; a large extended family and many friends. Ken was predeceased by his parents, niece Colleen (Sherick) Archer, sister Lois, brother Ormand and most recently nephew Brian Pollock. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Zion Evangelical Missionary Church, Didsbury with Richard Pahl officiating. Memorial tributes may be made directly to Didsbury Emergency Services (c/o Didsbury & District Fire Department), the Rosebud Health Foundation, Didsbury or charity of one's choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2011/08/02

SHAW, Keith

Lorne Keith Shaw loving husband of Elsie, passed away Oct 16, 2011 at the age of 85 at the Foothills Hospital. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his wife Elsie; daughter Karen Shaw of Calgary; son Robert Shaw as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his older sister Margaret Doherty. Keith was born in Cereal Alberta in 1925 to parents Thomas and Carrie Mae Shaw. Keith and Elsie lived in various towns in Alberta throughout his life and if a bridge club didn't already exist, it soon did after his arrival. His love of the game and the many friends he met through the bridge clubs gave him many hours of enjoyment. Keith held a special place in his heart for his sister's children. Memorial services were held October 20, 2011 at the Olds United Church with Reverend Dong Chun Seo officiating. Interment followed at the Hainstock Cemetery. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dave and Linda Bell, Harold & Dorothy Bell, the many friends and relatives who offered help and support, and Neil Redpath of Heartland Funeral Services. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Mustard Seed. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

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Publication Date: 2012/09/18

Obituaries

SICK, Elva

Mrs. Elva Sick, late of Bowden, passed away on Monday, December 6, 2010 at the age of 94 years. Elva was born March 31, 1916, to parents John (1877-1948) and Mary (1889-1966) Nolan at Knee Hill Valley, Alberta. Elva attended the local rural school, Milner and Innisfail High School. After one year at Calgary Normal School and two years' teaching experience, she received her Professional First Class Teaching Certificate, and later completed her Bachelor of Education and Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration. Elva enjoyed teaching for a total of thirty-four years ­ two years at Clarendon, two years at Steadman, and a total of thirty years at Bowden. On July 10, 1941, Elva and Walter Sick, of Innisfail, were married and they lived in Exshaw until Walter enlisted in the RCAF. At the end of the war, they made their home in Bowden and together raised a family of three sons, Gerald and twins, Roger and Russell. The family operated "Sick's General Store" in Bowden from 1945 - 1963 and participated in many of the activities of the Bowden community until Walter's death in 1989 and Elva's move, in 2000, to Autumn Glen Lodge in Innisfail. Elva is survived by her sons: Gerald, Roger and Russell Sick, all of Calgary; sister-in-law Ingrid Churchill of Innisfail; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. She is predeceased by her husband, Walter F. Sick; an infant brother, Alexander Richard Nolan; three sisters and their husbands: Catherine and Shirley Fawcett, Esther and Stanley Benedict, and Winnie and Harold Benedict; and sister-in-law Winnie (Frank) Churchill and brother-in-law Arthur (Muriel) Sick. To honour Elva's request, no public service will be held. Cremation is entrusted to Metcalf Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at the Bowden Cemetery at a later time. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Our family wishes to express sincere gratitude to relatives and friends for their continued support during this difficult time. Condolences to the family may be forwarded from www.metcalffuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Metcalf Funeral Chapel, 4200 49th Ave, Innisfail. Phone: 403-227-3123. Locally owned and operated. Proudly serving our community for over 48 years.

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SMITH, Rosalie

1937-2011 -- Rosalie Smith, 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, after a brief battle with Lymphoma, Saturday, June 18, 2011 at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary Alberta. Rosalie was born January 9, 1937 in Crossfield, Alberta to Alan & Alma Scarlett. She was the oldest of two children. She is pre-deceased by her mother & father. Rosalie leaves to mourn her four children, Joanne (Dennis) Overguard, Jim (Heather) Smith, Glen (Beckie) Smith, and Cathy (Dale) Erickson as well as her younger brother Joe (Eugenia) Scarlett. She also leaves 16 grandchildren Heidi (Brian Steuer), Graham, Amber, and Karlee Overguard, Scott, Tim, Jillainee and Annelise Erickson, Sarah, Luke, Jeff, Greg & Laura Smith, Michelle (Cody) Blackhurst, Lindsay (Dustin) Lyle and 6 Great Grand children Tate, Katie & Noah Lyle, Alli & Dani Blackhurst & Carter Smith. Rosalie also leaves behind her cherished Australian Nephews, Bill & Tim Sherwin and families, as well as nieces Jodi, Natasha and nephew Christopher Scarlett. Rosalie's family lived in the Town of Sundre for the first four years of her life before moving to Westward Ho in 1941. Rosalie was blessed with her little brother, Joseph Alan in 1942. They lived in Westward Ho where Rosalie's parents owned and operated the Westward Ho Store and Post Office. One of Rosalie's fondest childhood memories was of skating on the Little Red Deer River with Joe. Rosalie attended school in Westward Ho from Grades 1-3, Grade 4 at St.Jospeh's Convent in Red Deer, Grade 5 at Westward Ho and the rest of her schooling was completed in Sundre. After school Rosalie completed a Business Diploma in Calgary at Henderson's Secretarial School. She then worked for Union Insurance as a secretary for one year in the city. During the Christmas holidays of 1953 Rosalie met Howard Smith. She said she was attracted to him because he was tall, dark and handsome. The bonus was he had a brand new truck! The two were married in 1956 and in May of 2006 celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with family and close friends. As newly weds the couple moved to Nordegg where Howard served for the forestry as an assistant forest ranger for one year. There the couple had their first child, a baby girl named Joanne Marie in 1957. After that year the family moved to the Eagle Valley area and purchased a farm. James Allen was born soon after in 1959 followed by Glen Patrick in 1960 and Catherine Lynne in 1963. Howard and Rosalie farmed in Eagle Valley until Howard's passing in 2006. Rosalie continued to live on the family farm for the rest of her life. In married life Rosalie never had an off farm job, she enjoyed being a stay at home mom and was always available to her children after school with a willing ear and wonderful home made snacks and goodies. She was a terrific cook and frequently welcomed any visitors to share a meal or fresh baking. Rosalie contributed to all aspects of farm life from baby sitting cold new born calves in the porch to assisting with cattle drives or cooking and delivering lunches to everyone working in the field. She enjoyed the yearly pack trips to Ya Ha Tinda especially with the Cormack family. When the kids left home Rosalie and Howard enjoyed several extended vacations to various parts of the world. Rosalie experienced her first plane trip in 1980 when she went to visit Howard's sister Florence and family. In 1984 Howard and Rosalie travelled to Australia to visit his sister Audrey and their nephew's Tim & Bill. Rosalie and Howard enjoyed their fifth wheel and spent several winter's in Arizona with close friends while adventuring throughout the US. Recently she went on a two-week trip to Israel, which she described as 'the trip of a lifetime.' One of the highlights of her trip to the Holy Land was riding a camel, something she was very proud of! Rosalie was involved in many community organizations throughout her life. She was a member of the Westward Ho W.I and later a member of the Eagle Valley W.I. She was also a member of the Sundre Catholic Women's League, contributing and serving in all ways as an active member. This year she had been a member for 50 years. Rosalie was a member of the garden club for many years as well as an active member of the Foothills Lodge Auxillary. For the past twenty-four years Rosalie was a committed member of the TOPS club, within this club she had many close friends and served as a role model for several other members. Music was a large part of Rosalie's life; she played both organ and piano by ear. When Howard was alive often she would play piano and he would stand beside her and sing songs that they both enjoyed. She played piano twice a month at the Foothills Lodge and enjoyed listening to much country and western music. Rosalie was a very adventurous woman. She carried out a very independent and active lifestyle, always up to something! If there was a family member or friend in need, Rosalie was always the first to lend a hand or offer support. Rosalie will be dearly missed by her many family and friends. Her kind heart, great sense of humor, beautiful smile and strong faith will be qualities that will never be forgotten. She was a great Wife, Mother, Grandmother and dear friend. We will hold her in our hearts forever, and know that she was truly and inspiration to all who knew her. Donations may be made in Rosalie Smith's name to the Sundre Foothills Lodge Auxillary.

SNYDER, Charlie (Chuck)

Charlie (Chuck) Snyder of Didsbury passed away peacefully on Monday, May 16, 2011, at the age of 90 years. Charles is lovingly remembered by his family: wife Shirley: children: Linda, Bruce (Jinny), Howie (Mary Ellen), Shelley, Lynn (Cindy), Lyle (Lorie), Penny (Geoff), Perry (Mary-Anne), Bryon (Patty), as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and 4 sisters. He was predeceased by his first wife Gloria, infant son Rodney, 7 brothers, 3 sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. The following excerpt was written by Charlie (Dad, Grandpa) for the Snyder Family Chronicle. Charles Orville Snyder Charles was the eleventh child born to William Huber and Eleanora May Snyder, on July 3, 1920. Some of my earliest memories are of the large table at meal time with as many as eighteen people at the table. The boys sat on one side and the girls on the other. Alfred and Alton were always on either side of Grandpa Brado. By this time Oscar and Lloyd were out working, but were home on Sundays. The older girls did the house work and the cooking. The boys did the chores. They milked a lot of cows and had a lot of chickens (I fed the chickens.) The Snyder boys had their own hockey team. They played against other teams in the community in open air rinks. Fall was a fun time, after harvest we would fill our straw ticks with fresh straw. The first night was a challenge to stay on them, as they were so full and high. There were at least six children attending Grand Centre school at one time. One of us always got to ride horseback, the rest walked. The janitor had to be there extra early to light the fire and do other duties. I was janitor for two years. We received $10.00 a month in the winter and $5.00 in summer, (Big Wages). Those were fun years I enjoyed school. The school was closed in 1948 and was moved to Hainstock. For years the school yard was vacant. It is now a private R.V. Park with six units. It is nicely landscaped and treed. It is a spot of beauty. Following school I worked for various farmers in the area. In 1941 I joined the R.C.A.F. I was stationed in Calgary, Edmonton, ST Thomas Ontario, and Fort MacLeod AB. I was posted overseas with a bomber group to Topcliffe, England September 1944. Following V.E. Day, I was transferred to Hamburg Germany with a fighter squadron on reconnaissance. I was the only member of this large family to join the armed forces. I returned to Canada March 21, 1946 and bought one quarter from Dad Snyder. On June 28, 1946, I married Gloria Brown (the girl I left behind) when I went overseas. We had many trials and tribulations. The second year I had a terrible tractor accident, when I nearly lost my leg. We were barely getting started when this happened. Without neighbours, friends and family, who knows what would have become of us. I have never made a complete recovery but have managed to get along. We had years of hail and drought, but in 1959 we decided to go into the dairy business. We built a dairy set up, milking parlour, pipe line, bulk tank, as well as a loafing barn. It was very trying ­ 7 days a week 365 days a year. But it was sure income. Charlie spent many years involved in local organizations, one being a Charter member of the Didsbury Lions Club. He was a member 60 years and was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship, representing his dedication to humanitarian service to the highest degree. He was also a member of the Legion for 65 years. He was a member of the Knox United Church, serving on the Board, the Didsbury Light Horse Club, and his unofficial coffee group. He had a great passion for curling, golf, square dancing, playing horseshoes into the wee hours of the morning, and being a role model to his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Mom and Dad had 54 amazing years together when Mom passed away suddenly on July 26, 2000. A terrible shock and a huge loss to all of us, and she'll never be forgotten. Life went on and Dad and Shirley became more than just good friends, and were married on May 7, 2005. Their families were both thrilled as not everyone gets a second chance at love. Charlie embraced his new family with all his enthusiasm and the love he gave his own family. Shirley's family was overjoyed to see their mom so happy. It was a real joy to see them so happy together and to share all that love and happiness with their new blended family. He will be remembered by all his friends and family; old and new. We will remember him for his amazing sense of humour, and his unique way of "finishing" a joke. He was the "original" recycler, and could manufacture his inventions with a liberal amount of duct tape, wire and binder twine.

Publication Date: 2010/12/14

SIMPSON, Linda (Olinda Dorothea)

It is with extreme sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Linda on February 23, 2011. She was born in Burstall, Saskatchewan on March 30, 1925 and was married to the love of her life on January 25, 1951. At her side were Russell, her husband of sixty years, her children Darcy (Patricia) and Nicole and grandchildren, Janelle (Brett), Laura (Ben), Josh and Jenna. She left this world with courage, grace and dignity. Linda was the pride and joy of Russell's life for so many years. Her strength and leadership in their partnership cannot be measured or easily understood. The entire family will deeply miss her spunk, tireless energy and constant support. As the Cremona community was aware Linda was a real character, respected by many, and a real joy to be around. Linda will also be missed by her brother Gus and her sister Elma. She was predeceased by her two sons, Tracy and Ritchie. She will always be remembered. Memorial services were held on Saturday February 26, 2011 at Cremona Congregational Church with Pastor Ian Mason officiating. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Cremona Curling Club. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2011/03/01

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SPECKEEN (Evans), Wanda Gail

Oct. 14, 1969 - Feb. 6, 2012 -- Predeceased by Margaret and Norman Evans and her kids James and Andrea Speckeen. Was a loving wife to James Speckeen and a loving sister to Glen (Donna) Evans, Dennis (Melinda) Evans, Danny Evans and Wendy Evans of Olds, Alberta. Passed away peacefully on Feb. 6, 2012 in Calgary Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to Compassions of Canada. Wanda will be greatly missed by family and friends Dale, Alex, Colleen, Ron, Verdie and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews Jamie and Brittany, Allyson and James, Natanya and Allan, William, little Dennis and Norman, great-nephews Landin and Jacob. She was very interested in doing crafts all through her life and liked to collect dolls of all kinds. Funeral was held at Olds R.C. Legion, Olds, Alberta, Feb. 10, 2011.

Publication Date: 2012/02/14

Obituaries

SPICER, Albert Elden

Albert Elden Spicer went into the presence of his Saviour Jesus Christ August 17, 2011. Elden was born September 12, 1921 on the farm of his parents, Walter and Anna Spicer, near Richmound, SK. When he was only five Elden's mother passed away and he and his sister Florence were, for a time, placed in the care of the nuns at St. Angela's Convent in Prelate, SK. Elden attended school in Fox Valley, SK as well as the Etna School near the farm. His father abandoned their farm when Elden was thirteen, moving the family by Bennett buggy to Duchess, AB. Here Elden began working in the irrigation canals. When John and Grace Harder moved to farm east of Bergen they took 15 year old Elden in as part of their family. With them he attended the Mennonite Sunday School in the Westward Ho School. It was here he met Helen Reist, whom he married November 30, 1945 at the Harders' home. Elden and Helen made their first home on the Norman Cook farm where they worked north of Westward Ho. Elden later worked for Jack Robertson in the Westcott area and rented farms near Harmattan, Bergen and Carstairs prior to taking over operation of his father-in-law Joel Reist's farm near Westward Ho. He also worked many side jobs, including construction with John Marek, Irvin French and Sid Doyle. In 1970 the Spicers moved to Olds where Elden became custodian at Olds Elementary School. He later held that same position at Olds High School and then Olds College. A member of Olds First Baptist Church, Elden served his church as custodian, head usher and supplier of jokes for his pastors. In retirement Elden enjoyed riding his bicycle, bowling, singing with the Evergreen Choir, and attending JOY Fellowship. Elden worked hard to provide for his family. He enjoyed music, teaching himself to play both harmonica and guitar and had perfect pitch when it came to leading singing. They say "necessity is the mother of invention" and that was true of Elden. If something was needed on the farm and he couldn't afford to buy it, he could look at what a neighbour had and go home and make it himself. Elden was predeceased by his parents, half-brothers Floyd and Percy Mapletoft, sister Florence Rohrer, brother Clarence, and son Marvin. He is survived by his widow Helen of Olds; children Larry of Missoula, MT, Judy (Dave) Olsen of Nanton, Carol (Lyle) Gorsline of Sundre, Joyce Hoey of Olds, Warren (Sherron) of Olds, and foster son Peter (Delrose) Laxton of Calgary; 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Francis Spicer of Carstairs; niece Constance Bredin of Sundre; stepsister Wilma (John) Farkas of Priddis; half-brothers and -sisters Donna (Larry) Grandall of Eckville, Kelly (Dawn) Spicer of Calgary, Les (Laurie) Spicer of Carstairs, and Maryellen Jones of Edmonton as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held on Tuesday August 23, 2011 at First Baptist Church, Olds with Pastor Norm Tauber officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Mount View Lodge or Olds Hospital Acute Care. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

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STEEN, Charley Frank

Charley Frank Steen passed away peacefully at the Bethany Care Centre in Airdrie, January 2, 2012 at the age of 90. Charley was born July 12, 1921 in Sundre to Howard and Susie Steen. While Charlie wasn't among the very first settlers to the area, he knew many of them and truly represented their pioneer hardiness and way of life. At seven he rode along on a pack trip that was to go from Sundre to Banff. As a young teenager he would often do the work of men: from helping neighbours, to helping his grandparents at Nanton with threshing. Even though they worked 12 hour days with no coffee breaks these were some of Charley's fondest memories. At 15, Charley helped his dad build the Steen Ranch along the Fallen Timber River. From literally riding the range looking after cattle as a teenager, Charley became quite a talented roper. He joined a roping club at Sundre and later travelled to many ropings and rodeos around the country. After a short time in the Army during World War II, Charley later worked for a seismic company at Cochrane and for the Fyten Brothers sawmill. Ranching and the western way of life were where his heart was and where he spent most of his time, except for an annual trek to the Calgary Stampede to work behind the chutes. In his retirement years, with his lifelong work ethic still going strong, Charley built his dream retreat consisting of a log cabin, log garage and log barn plus various outbuildings, by hand and by himself. Charley had a special connection and love for animals, especially horses and dogs. This, his love for rodeo and hard work, kept him going in retirement as he continued to live alone and totally self-reliant well into his 80s. Charley was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Susie Steen and his sister Lola. Never married, Charley is survived by his nephews Cary and Bob Mastin, Cary's family, numerous first and second cousins, as well as a few close friends and neighbours, including the Whittles. Charley is truly the end of an era. A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Bergen Hall. Memorial donations may be made directly to the Bethany Care Centre in Airdrie. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

STONE, Mavis Pearl

Mrs. Mavis Pearl Stone beloved wife of John Stone passed away suddenly as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the age of 75 years. Mavis will be lovingly remembered by her husband John, her daughter Sheila (Leroy) Prediger, son Alan (Irene) Stone and daughter Sandra Morrison. Her memory will be further cherished by her six grandchildren: Michael Stone, Nicole Morrison, Nathan Morrison, Sheralynne Stone, Jonathon Morrison and Braiden Stone as well as her eight great grandchildren and a large extended family. She is predeceased by her son Brian, her parents Charles and Blanche as well as her brothers: Elmer and Irvin Fillingham. Mavis was born at Innisfail March 23, 1937. She was raised and schooled in the Dickson/Kevisville area. She met John Stone at a dance in Kevisville. They were married July 9, 1955 at James River. Mavis and John settled on the family farm at James River Bridge a year after they were wed. Mavis was active on the farm; she cared for her family and was well known for her quilt making skills. She gave many as wedding gifts. She enjoyed gardening and loved flowers. Shopping was always enjoyable. Hummingbirds were a particular favorite but she enjoyed all animals and bird watching. As a traveler, Mavis saw many sites and enjoyed wintering in Yuma. Mavis was well known for her hospitality and famous for her venison steaks. All friends, relatives and neighbours are invited to attend the funeral service for Mavis Stone that will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 505 ­ 7 Street SW, Sundre on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 112 - 1 Street NW, Sundre. Phone 403 638 1853. Locally owned and operated, proudly serving our community for over 49 years.

Publication Date: 2012/05/08

STROHMAIER, Edna

Mrs. Edna Strohmaier of Sundre, Alberta passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the age of 87 years. Edna was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 21, 1923. She was predeceased by her husband Walter in 1998, her brother Richard and sister Marguerite. Edna is survived by her loving sister Ruth (Bert) Lang, of Surrey, B.C., son Dale (Alice), daughter Lori (Geary) Boedeker of Sundre/Idylwild, California, daughter Patti (Steve) Drozak of Edmonton. She is also survived by her grandchildren Richard (Neide), Peter (Liz), Ryan, Shawn, Melissa, Melody (Symeon), Misti (Chris), Lindsey, Aaron (Lindsey), Cody and Daniel. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters- in-law and close friends. A Memorial Service was held at Sundre Gospel Centre on January 22, 2011 at 1:30 pm conducted by Rev. Bernie Pickersgill. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes any donations be made to the Sundre Hospital and Care Centre or the charity of choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Sundre entrusted with arrangements. 403-638-4393. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2012/01/24

STEFFLER, Pearl Olive

Pearl Olive Steffler (nee Scott) of Carstairs passed away in the Didsbury Hospital on September 4, 2012, at the age of 92 years. She is lovingly remembered by Elizabeth Harrison (Harvey), Linda Newsome (Ken), Joan Dittrick (Wayne) and Yvonne Proctor (Wes), 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Pearl was predeceased by her husband Louis, one daughter Mary Nott and two sons Kevin and Martin, her brother Richard Scott and many other close relatives. Pearl was born in Calgary AB, October 1, 1919. Unfortunately she lost her parents when she was quite young. Her last schooling was at Lacombe Home at Midnapore, where she and her brother, Richard were raised by the nuns and priests. From Midnapore she went to the Carstairs area where she was employed by the Jerosh family. She met Louis during this time and they were married on September 30, 1944. They then moved to the Steffler farm where Mary and Betty were born and before Kevin was born, a new home was built, where Linda, Joan, Martin and Yvonne would also call home. Pearl had a strong belief in the Catholic Church. Farm life and helping cook for the road construction crews kept her very busy along with keeping up with the children's many activities. Many years she helped plan the Jackson School reunions and helped with the Carstairs History Book. She later became involved with the Olds Bowling League. Pearl was a very independent woman until her arthritis slowed her down. She was at the Carstairs Lodge for the last five years. Her Métis history and genealogy got her working with computers at 82 years old. Wherever she went, she always made new memorable friends. We will remember her bright smile, witty remarks, and many fun times with her. A Funeral Mass was held in Olds AB on September 8, 2012 at the St. Stephens Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Stars, the Arthritis Society, Diabetes Foundation, and Cancer Societies or of one's choice. Condolences and family reflections can be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Locally owned and operated. Proudly serving our community for over 49 years.

Publication Date: 2011/08/23

Publication Date: 2011/01/25

ST. CLAIR, E. Marjorie (Marge)

September 21, 1923 - November 7, 2011 -- Mom passed away peacefully on November 7, 2011 in the Olds Hospital at the age of 88. She was the deeply loved Mother of Rita, Pam and Sandra; respected and cherished by sons-in-law Ted, Gary and Robert. Known lovingly as Granny, she had a very special bond with her Grandchildren, Ryan and Cathy, Ralene, Terry and Renee, Kevin and Tara, Dawn (Ted and Rita), Shane, Rod and Nicole (Gary and Pam), Trevor and Cori, Tobi, Dennis and Teresa (Robert and Sandra). To Mom's great enjoyment, the old yellow duck on wheels offered wild rides and big smiles for her Great-grandchildren, Jesse (Ryan and Cathy), Jordan (Ralene), Chantelle, Patrick and Madison (Terry and Renee), Cassandra, T.J., and Mercedes (Trevor and Cori), Joshua and Cristian (Kevin and Tara). Also mourning her loss are sisters, Shirley (Stanley), Edna and Doris. All her nieces and nephews were close to her heart. We would like to thank all the people who entrusted their clubs'/organizations' event information to Mom, enabling her to write her "In and Around Didsbury" newspaper column for over 25 years. Her phone was always ringing, her back door always swinging - without question, she loved her job! Mom was a dedicated community member, and loyal at-home shopper. She enjoyed many years attending golf tournaments and curling bonspiels. She was a loyal baseball fan to all the area ball teams. Mom held executive positions in many clubs and was always willing to lend a helping hand. The family is so grateful to Dr. van der Vyver and nursing staff at the Olds Hospital. Mom was given exemplary care, and our family was treated with such kindness. In recognition of Mom's love of sports, the family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory are made to Junior Programs with the Didsbury Curling Club, Box 893, Didsbury, AB, T0M 0W0, or Didsbury Golf Club, Box 2070, Didsbury, AB, T0M 0W0. No formal service by request. Family condolences may be sent by email to [email protected] or by mail to Pamela Wilkins, Box 1021, Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0.

STRONG, Dorothy Evelyn

Dorothy Evelyn Strong, long time resident of Olds AB. went to be with her Lord on Sunday January 8, 2012, at the age of 89 years. Dorothy was predeceased by her beloved and devoted husband Jim in 2010, their baby daughter Lynda Dawn in 1956, brothers Ernest, Frances (Spider), Gordon, Kenneth, and Ross (Bill), her sisters Mildred and Marion, her mother, Agnes Jeanette (Phillips) and father Leonard Wilson Scott. Dorothy's memory and legacy of love will be cherished by son Roderick (Linda), daughters, Dale (Glenn) , Charlene(Allan), her nine beloved grandchildren, Candace(Dwayne), Joel (Ginger) , Trevor ( Tanya) ,Mark(Janna) , Jamie(Megan), Zachery(Lyndsey), Monte, Kelly and Robyn( Josh); her cherished sixteen great grandchildren, Eric, Shawn, Benjamin, William, Maxwell, Samuel, Evan, Danika, Austin, Issac, Payton, Ethan, Liam, Aaron, Rowan and Annie. Dorothy will also be dearly missed by her sister Niki Matson, sister in laws Ruth and Doris Scott, Elva Strong numerous nieces, nephews, Nolita Camancho (care giver), Yvette Cote' and the staff at the Olds Hospital. Dorothy was born in Wetaskiwin and educated as a teacher in Calgary. It was while teaching in Mossleigh she met and married Jim. They were blessed with 63 years of marriage. As a couple they worked hard together farming in the Mossleigh, Keoma and Cottonwood districts, retiring to Olds in 1979. To Mom, nothing in the world mattered more than Jim (Dad). They were a team in all things before and after they retired. Mom was always an excellent seamstress, extreme gardener and homemaker. She was an active member of the Cottonwood Women's Institute for many years. Always an avid sports fan, Mom enthusiastically supported her grandchildren and later her great grandchildren as the best and greatest in every sport and brooked no argument on that point. Next to them came the Calgary Flames and the Stampeders. An imaginative and innovative seamstress Mom sewed for many weddings and graduations and "special" dates. As an expert doll maker and craftswoman, she dove head first into creating all kinds of sculpture figures and critters she gifted to us all first and then sold the overflow at an annual Christmas Gathering Sale. First and foremost though, Mom was "forever" a teacher, an admirable confidant and a generous friend. To Mom, school came first. Mom considered each and every child an "incredible gift" and an opportunity to nurture and she did this with the same quiet confidence we have all relied on through the years. Mom loved Nolita and thoroughly enjoyed her friends company in her last years. As much as she loved and cherished us all, "G Gramma" "missed " "Super Grandpa". We know she is with him now. We miss you so much Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma. You are loved. Your Great Big Family. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to The Olds Horizon School; 5401 ­ 53 St, Olds, AB T4H 1T3. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at Mountain View Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dave Ingram officiating. Following the service Dorothy will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband Jim at the Olds Cemetery. Condolences to the family can be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds, Alberta T4H 1B8. Phone: 403-556-3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

Publication Date: 2012/09/18

STONE, Carol Linda (nee Davidson)

August 31, 1949 - December 3, 2010 -- On December 3, 2010 after a 16 month battle with cancer, Linda saw Jesus face to face. During her struggle, Linda and her husband Larry often e-mailed friends and family chronicling their journey, always focusing on what God was doing and not on her illness. Many people have been blessed immensely by their testimony and God has been glorified. In fact, Linda faced many struggles in her life which increased her reliance on God and she became a mighty prayer warrior for her family. Linda, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend led a very rich and fulfilling life. She was the oldest child of a family of eight children and was called upon early in life to help with her siblings. After graduating from High School she attended nurse's training in Vegreville AB and upon completion moved to Olds AB to start her career in July of 1970. Soon after she met her husband Larry and in a matter of five months they were married on December 12, 1970, and would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary a few short days from now. After not working a few years while raising her children, she took the required refresher course and went back to nursing for several more years. Later she chose to follow her passion, working in a quilting store where she taught and made many beautiful works of art. Linda loved to study and was very talented even as a child. She developed a love for knitting, crocheting, sewing, playing the piano, and painting, excelling at just about anything she chose to do, including craft work in the shop. She was very multi talented. Linda leaves to mourn her passing her husband Larry, sons Greg and Jef and daughter Destiny (Paul). She also leaves five grandchildren who she loved very much and were a huge part of her life: Bradley, Chandler, Samantha, Kaylie and Dallas. She is survived by her parents, Darrell and Yvonne Davidson and her brothers and sister: Bill, Wendy, Tim, Lindsay, Ron, Gary and Phil and their spouses and children. We miss her incredibly but rejoice that her pain is over. Family and friends were invited to a visitation on Thursday, Dec 9th from 7 - 8:30 pm and also Friday, Dec. 10th from 9 - 9:45 am at the Leduc Fellowship Church, 4401 Rollyview Road, Leduc. A family graveside service was held on Friday morning Dec. 10, 2010 followed by a celebration service at 2 pm at Leduc Fellowship Church, 4401 Rollyview Road, Leduc.

Publication Date: 2011/11/15

STROHSCHEIN, Gladys

Gladys Strohschein of Wimborne, Alberta passed away on March 6, 2012 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital at the age of 85 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her six children: Emrie and Marlaine Strohschein of Olds; Steve and Sharon Strohschein of Wimborne; Dave Strohschein of Calgary; Sylvia and Randy Dennis of Calgary; Lorraine and Brent Murdoch of Abbotsford, BC; Alvin and Ruth Strohschein of Airdrie. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, two brothers and one sister. She was predeceased by her husband, William Strohschein, in July 1997, and one brother. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 11 am at the First Baptist Church, 5005- 53 Ave, Olds with Harold Hunter officiating. Interment followed at the Wimborne Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre. Heartland Funeral Services, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2012/01/17

Publication Date: 2012/03/06

Publication Date: 2010/12/14

Obituaries

STUBER, Della Marie

Della Marie Stuber, beloved wife of Harvey Otto Stuber of Olds, passed away January 10, 2011 at the age of 67 years. Della was born on August 5, 1943 and grew up six miles southwest of Hanna. She attended the Golden Hill School until grade nine and graduated high school in Hanna in 1961. She helped her parents, Herb and Olga, with farming, caring for the animals, and looking after Darlene and Gerald. She met Harvey at church in the late 1950s. They also got to know each other more when Harvey was hired to pick rocks at the Siewert family farm. In 1963 she went to Calgary Business College and she and Harvey married on December 7, 1963. Initially, they lived south of Hanna where Harvey worked as a hired hand until they bought the ranch from Harvey's parents east of Hanna in 1964. Della worked at the Royal Bank in Hanna until 1965. They remained on the same ranch until selling out in 2006. During the years on the ranch, Della helped Harvey raise two daughters: sewing Janice and Lorna's clothes, helping them with and transporting them to horse shows, rodeos, 4-H, music lessons, swimming lessons, and figure skating lessons. She managed the ranch finances and worked manually on the ranch growing a huge garden, raising cattle, horses, pigs, and poultry and milking cows. One of Della's gifts was making certain that everything was always organized and meticulous; the fences were painted, the grass was cut, and everything had its place. She made most of their food from scratch including Danish, kuchen, buns, bread, butter, cottage cheese, and awesome homemade ice cream. She also sold baking, canning, sewing/crafts, eggs, and cream for extra money. She additionally sold Avon and continued to do so for over 20 years. In 1985 Della started working in Hanna at Alberta Transportation and from there took positions at the Sheerness Power Plant and Cactus Corner Truck Stop. When Della and Harvey moved to Eagle Hill, near Bowden, in October 2006, Della continued with Avon, baking and canning for the farmers' market. She also worked part time at Sobeys in Olds. Della loved to travel, visiting B.C., California, Ontario, Arizona, Las Vegas, Nashville, Branson, Mexico, Japan, and Germany. Hawaii and Australia were high on Della's list, but unfortunately she was not able to get there. Throughout every phase of her life, Della worked hard to make the lives of those around her easier. For the first 20 years, she helped her parents and siblings. After marriage, she dedicated herself to raising her daughters and looking after her husband and their ranch. When the time came, after her daughters had grown, she then turned her focus on caring for her aging parents. Even in her final days, Della was more concerned about the stress and anxiety that her illness brought on those around her than on her own suffering. She had to make sure that every aspect of life was in order and that she had done all she needed to for those she left behind. Della began to have difficulties with her health in August 2006, just prior to selling the ranch. After moving to Eagle Hill, Harvey and Della moved into Olds in July 2010. Della went into the Olds Hospital and Care Centre in September 2010, where she spent her last four months. Della is survived by her husband of 47 years, Harvey, her two daughters, Janice and Lorna, and her father, Herb Siewert. Also surviving are her sister Darlene and brother Gerald. She was predeceased in 2008 by her mother Olga Siewert. A Celebration of Della's life was held January 14, 2011 at the Bethel Evangelical Church, Hanna with Pastor Laurie Burridge officiating. If friends so desire donations may be made in Della's name to the Alberta Cancer Foundation 710, 10123 99th Street Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3H1. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

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SUTHERLAND, Dorine Elizabeth

On Wednesday July 13, at the age of 91, Dorine Elizabeth Sutherland went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Dorine was born in Calgary, Alberta on August 19, 1919. She was the second daughter of Cullen Brown and Ellen (Duck) Brown. On September 12, 1942, Dorine married Harlow Sutherland and it was not long after this that the two of them moved and made their home in Olds, Alberta. It was here that Dorine helped alongside with Harlow on their mink farm. Dorine also used her skills as a secretary, working for the Agriculture Department and then as church secretary for the First Baptist Church in Olds. Dorine and Harlow enjoyed traveling and had many adventures all around the world. Through these experiences they both made wonderful friendships that lasted throughout their lives. Dorine had many interests. Cooking, sewing, crafts (especially those that involved buttons), reading and gardening. She had a very soft spot for her pets, which included everything from horses, sheep, dogs and especially cats. Her love for God's creatures was very evident. Dorine was very active in the First Baptist Church of Olds. She regarded everyone there as her family and she will be remembered for being a great encourager. She especially would make a point of seeking out the younger generation with the intent of showing them her support and interest in them. Many people have been blessed by the encouraging notes that Dorine would write. Dorine was predeceased by her mother and father as well as her beloved husband Harlow. She is survived by her sister Helen Ewing of York, England, nephews and nieces David & Jackie Ewing, Roger & Lynn Ewing, Alison Parker and Marilyn & David Garner. A Celebration of Dorine's Life was held on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, Olds with Pastor Brent Reilly officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the First Baptist Mission Fund. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

THOMPSON, Howard P.

1919 - 2010 -- On December 11, 2010 Howard P. Thompson of Spruce View, Alberta passed away in the Innisfail Hospital. He died peacefully in his sleep. On November 24, 2010 he celebrated his birthday living on the same farm that he was born on 91 years ago. He lived a full and active life to the end. He is survived by his wife of 5 years Avalon Laird Thompson (her two daughters Brenda Laird and Cyndy Boston); his children Ted D. Thompson (Donna) of Three Hills, AB, Arlone Lenz (Ron) of Caroline, AB, Heather Thompson of Rocky Mountain House, AB, Arthur Thompson (Crystal) of Caroline, AB, Kathie Friesen (Bernie) of Carstairs, AB, and Hjordis Rude (Brian) of Beaverlodge, AB; 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; he is also survived by his two sisters-in-law Evelyn Brant Thompson of Abbotsford, BC and Alma Erickson Thompson of Stettler, AB. Howard was predeceased by his wife Olive Oliver Thompson; daughter Joyce Ella Mae Thompson; son Daniel Howard Thompson; parents Ted O. (Johannah Olafson) Thompson; brothers Robert N. Thompson, Grant A. Thompson, George D. Thompson; sisters Arlone Grace Thompson, Arlone May Thompson and his sister in law Hazel Kurth Thompson. Whether it was in his business ventures which included lumber, trucking, retail, and farming, his service in the RCMP, his educational work for the Ethiopian Government or his involvement in provincial and federal politics, Howard was a man of ideas and action. In retirement he actively farmed the quarter section where he was born. This fall he cultivated and disked the cropland in preparation for seeding next spring. He was a grateful man. Ever thankful for his many friends and relatives in Canada, The United States and Overseas. Thankful for the loving nurture and spiritual encouragement of his parents and his beloved aunt the late Thora Thompson Hansen. Thankful he could live in the same yard where he was born. Not a man of denominations, he was thankful for the spiritual formation in his life from the Lutheran, Nazarene and Baptist Churches. Not a demonstrative man, but a man always ready to help in small or large ways. A man committed to God and willing to act in faith. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at the Chapel of the Sylvan Lake Funeral Home on Friday, December 17, 2010 from 7:30 ­ 9:00 P.M. A Funeral Service for the late Howard Thompson will be held at the Dickson Lutheran Church, Dickson, Alberta on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. Interment in the Tindastoll Cemetery, Markerville, Alberta. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made in Howard's name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Gideons International of Canada. Sylvan Lake and Rocky Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151.

Publication Date: 2011/08/02

TARNEY, Timothy Dale

March 8, 1957 - February 21, 2012 -- It is with heavy hearts and treasured memories that the family of Timothy "Tim" Tarney announces his sudden passing at the age of 54 years following a brief struggle with cancer. Tim will be remembered by his loving family; children Tara Tarney (Curtis Palm), Jesse Tarney (Cherdel Tarney) and grandchildren Avery Palm, Jaxcyne Palm and Creedin Tarney. Tim is survived by his mother Eileen Tarney, one brother Mike Tarney, two sisters Vicki Dodd (Doug Dodd) and Jacki Fralic, as well as by his numerous nieces, nephews, life-long friends and co-workers. A celebration of Tim's life will be held from the chapel of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 ­ 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Tim's family would appreciate donations be made directly to Canadian Cancer Society, 101, 6751 ­ 52 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4K8. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 ­ 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403340-4040.

Publication Date: 2010/12/21

THOMSEN, Willy

Willy passed away at the Olds hospital on January 14, 2012 at the age of 88 years. Willy is survived by a son Kristian (Nancy) of Edmonton, a brother Svender as well as other relatives in Denmark. He was predeceased by his loving wife Ellen in 2000. Willy was born in Aarhus, Denmark on April 04, 1923. He came to Canada in 1949 at the age of 26 years where he worked on a farm in the Camrose area, then on the oil rigs before moving to Olds where he worked for Mobil Oil as a field production operator retiring in 1988. Willy was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and a member of the Olds Lions Club for 43 years. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2012 1:00 P.M. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Olds with Pastor John Lentz Officiating, cremation to follow. If desired memorial tributes may be made through Mountain View Funeral Chapel to the Olds Hospital, 3901 - 57 Avenue, Olds, Alberta, T4H 1L9. Condolences to the family can be forwarded from www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangement entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel 5226 ­ 46 Street, Olds T4H 1B8. Phone: 403-556-3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

Publication Date: 2012/02/28

THING

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of a dear friend at Wrappin About Reptiles. Thing was a Burmese Python that was special to Dean Harper for numerous reasons, to start Thing hatched out of an egg in Deans hands and from that moment their friendship grew. And grew he did Thing may have started out a small 16inch long but he quickly grew to a 14foot long gentle giant. He will be missed by not only the family and friends of Wrappin and Dean but by the thousands of school children he touched over the years.

Publication Date: 2011/01/25

SUTHERLAND, Dorine Elizabeth

On Wednesday July 13, at the age of 91, Dorine Elizabeth Sutherland went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Dorine was born in Calgary, Alberta on August 19, 1919. She was the second daughter of Cullen Brown and Ellen (Duck) Brown. On September 12, 1942, Dorine married Harlow Sutherland and it was not long after this that the two of them moved and made their home in Olds, Alberta. It was here that Dorine helped alongside with Harlow on their mink farm. Dorine also used her skills as a secretary, working for the Agriculture Department and then as church secretary for the First Baptist Church in Olds. Dorine and Harlow enjoyed traveling and had many adventures all around the world. Through these experiences they both made wonderful friendships that lasted throughout their lives. Dorine had many interests. Cooking, sewing, crafts (especially those that involved buttons), reading and gardening. She had a very soft spot for her pets, which included everything from horses, sheep, dogs and especially cats. Her love for God's creatures was very evident. Dorine was very active in the First Baptist Church of Olds. She regarded everyone there as her family and she will be remembered for being a great encourager. She especially would make a point of seeking out the younger generation with the intent of showing them her support and interest in them. Many people have been blessed by the encouraging notes that Dorine would write. Dorine was predeceased by her mother and father as well as her beloved husband Harlow. She is survived by her sister Helen Ewing of York, England, nephews and nieces David & Jackie Ewing, Roger & Lynn Ewing, Alison Parker and Marilyn & David Garner. A Celebration of Dorine's Life will be held on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, Olds with Pastor Brent Reilly officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the First Baptist Mission Fund. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2012/10/02

Publication Date: 2012/01/24

THOMSON, Richard (Dick)

There is a new bright star shining in our heavens. It is with profound sorrow that the family of Richard (Dick) Thomson announces his passing. Dick lost his courageous 3 year battle with cancer on September 17, 2012. He was born in Ottawa, Ontario on January 29, 1957. He graduated from Drumheller Composite High School in 1975 and continued his education graduating as a Heavy Duty Mechanic from Olds College in 1978. He started as a Heavy Duty Mechanic with EO Perry's in Drumheller. Dick married Sandy Sept on May 13, 1978. In September 1981, Dick started his 31 year career with the Olds College where he was an instructor, coordinator and chair of Ag Mechanics Faculty and finally the Director of Continuing Education. He enjoyed playing and coaching hockey, baseball and loved waterskiing, camping, house boating and downhill skiing. Dick spent time in the Shuswap and the west coast where he and Sandy together with siblings and cousins, rented a floating cabin on Powell River. During trips to British Columbia, Dick and Sandy love to take in wine tours and enjoyed anything related to water. Above all, Dick always cherished spending time with close friends and family. He was also actively involved in volunteering for many years with the Olds College and Olds Minor Hockey. Dick leaves to mourn his wife and soul mate of 34 years, Sandy; sons Ryan (Ruth) and Stephen (Shannon). On September 26, 2011 Ryan and Ruth presented Dick and Sandy with their first grandson, Merrick whose smiles with Grandpa will always be remembered. In addition, he leaves behind his mother Patricia Thomson; 2 sisters Bonnie (David) Waddell Rosemary (Clair) Cowles; brother Chris Kuzmanovich; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles as well as the many members of the Sept family; He was predeceased by his father Thomas Thomson (Kuzmanovich), his maternal and paternal grandparents; one aunt and one uncle. A Celebration of Life was held on Sunday September 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Olds College Alumni Centre with Warren Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Richard Thomson Memorial Scholarship Fund c/0 Olds College, 4500 50 St. Olds, AB T4H 1R6 ATTN: Advancement. Arrangements in care of Cindy Kolb, Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2011/07/19

Publication Date: 2012/10/02

Obituaries

TIDBALL, Herdis Johanne Marie (nee Larsen)

December 17, 1921 ­ August 7, 2012 -- On Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Herdis passed away peacefully while in hospital. Left to cherish their memories of a wonderful Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Sister and Aunt are her son Dennis (Donna) Tidball; daughter Cheryl (Jim) Doty; grandchildren: Kevin (Annette) Tidball, Marcie (Michael) Sera, Cameron (Sara) Tidball, Kelsey Tidball, Mark Doty, Taryn Doty; fifteen greatgrandchildren; brother Bert Larsen; sister-in-law Betty (Svend) Larsen, nieces and nephews. Herdis was predeceased by her husband Ruben Tidball in October 2009, her sister Ella, brother Svend and granddaughter Joanne. A Celebration of Herdis' Life will be held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Coronation Park Chapel, 10980-142 Street, Edmonton, Alberta on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. The family wishes to express their appreciation to staff at Rutherford Seniors Retirement Residence and to staff at the Grey Nuns Hospital Unit 53 for the care and support received. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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VINE, Shirley Ann

SHIRLEY ANN VINE passed away in Calgary, AB on December 20, 2010 at the age of 77 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday January 8, 2011 at Martin Bros. Riverview Chapel, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, with Valerie Martell-Kostiuk, officiating. An Inurnment will take place following the service in Mountain View Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels, 1-800-382-2901.

VOOYS, Robert Neil (Bobby)

Robert Neil (Bobby) Vooys of Olds, beloved son of Peggy and Garry Vooys of Sundre, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and loved ones at the Olds Hospital on Saturday, February 4, 2012. Bob's birth on March 24, 1970 in Sundre completed the family. He went to ECS for two years before attending the Olds Horizon School until graduation in 1989. The following year, he moved into a group home in Olds to start the second phase of his life with his new ASC family. There he developed lifelong friendships with Accredited Supports to the Community staff, caregivers, roommates and families. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Dr. Nell and the nursing staff at the Olds Hospital for their excellent care. Bob will be dearly missed by his loving parents, his grandmother Eula Chrest as well as his aunts and uncles Larry (Barb) Chrest, Bud (Judy) Chrest, Gene (Judi) Chrest, Dennis (Brenda) Chrest, Shirley Sheets, Dale (Lourelle) Vooys, Barb Hill, Dennis Vooys, Terry (Jim) Kilgour, Bonnie Vooys; cousins Melissa, Natasha, Theresa, Stacey, Dezi, Darren, Dallas, Shelby, Fern, Christie, Darcy, Dana, Rick, Amanda, Troy, Chantelle, Tammy, Brad and Dean. He was predeceased by his sister Debbie, grandfather Neil Chrest, grandmother Ann Vooys, aunt Shirley Vooys, uncles Russell and Donn Vooys and cousin Darby Chrest. Funeral services were held on Thursday February 9, 2012 at 2pm from the First Baptist Church, Olds with Reverend Harry Johnson officiating. Interment was held prior to the service at the Sundre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Accredited Supports to the Community, Box 3940, Olds, AB T4H 1P6.

Publication Date: 2011/01/04

VINE, Shirley Ann (nee Hackett)

June 15, 1933 ­ December 20, 2010 -- It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley Ann Vine after a courageous battle with cancer. Shirley was predeceased by her parents Albert & Emma Hackett, her brother Tom Hackett and Shirley's son Joel Curtis Vine. Shirley is lovingly remembered by her children and their spouses, Michael (Margaret), David, Aaron (Diane) Leon, and daughter in law, Marilyn, as well as 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Shirley had a great zest for life and ventured out to be the Queen of her Castle. She took pride in her Kostelnik and Hackett roots and loved everyone in these families. Early in her youth Shirley loved to sing and recorded a wonderful version of "Over the Rainbow" with Dorothy Cameron playing piano. Shirley had a wonderful voice and would sing in full voice to her favorite records as her children came home from school. Shirley grew up in Lethbridge raising her 5 boys there for several years before moving to Edmonton in 1967. In 1977 Shirley moved to Olds, Alberta where she opened Vine's Pizza, running the business for almost 20 years. Her favorite time of the year was Christmas and was well know for the GIANT Christmas tree she would endlessly decorate to a glass of wine in her restaurant. Shirley was also active in the Olds business community and served as town councilor for the Town of Olds. Her other love was flowers and later moved to Calgary to open her flower shop where she operated that until she retired. All through Shirley's life she loved to travel and ventured off whenever she had the opportunity. She would love to immerse herself in the different cultures and one of her favorite trips was to Thailand. Her home was filled with bobbles from her journeys. Shirley was a woman of accomplishment, free spirited, and an entrepreneur. With that said the pride of her accomplishments was raising her 5 boys, each one being her favorite and she delivered that love so unselfishly. She will be missed deeply by all those that had the pleasure of knowing her, but especially her sons. She is in our hearts forever. Thank you Mom. We would like to extend our appreciation to the staff at the Southwood Hospice for their care and compassion. A Celebration of Shirley's life will be held in Lethbridge in the New Year. Information to follow. Contact Aaron at [email protected] if you would like to be notified. Expressions of sympathy may be left for the family at www.southcalgaryfuneralcentre.ca South Calgary Funeral Centre and Crematorium (at Lake Fraser Gate) Telephone: 403-297-0711. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial

Publication Date: 2012/08/14

TRENHOLM, Rita Margaret

July 9, 1932 - May 6, 2012 -- Rita Margaret Trenholm, (nee Barker) was born on July 9, 1932 in Stonham Parva, Suffolk, England. Rita arrived in Canada via New York, New York on the Queen Elizabeth in 1957. Her first nursing station as a registered nurse was in Hamilton, Ontario. Upon receiving news of a shortage of nurses, Rita travelled by train to the tiny prairie town of Didsbury to work at the local General Hospital. At a country dance held out in Melvin Hall, Rita met and fell in love with a local farm boy, Claude Trenholm. They were married at Olds, in November 1958. Rita quickly settled into her new prairie life as a young farm wife and together, they created a new life farming for 43 years and raising three children. Rita is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Claude Charles Trenholm, eldest son, John (Mary), daughters Anne and Kathryn (Allen), 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren with number eight arriving soon. Rita is predeceased by her parents Reginald and Annie Barker, brothers Maurice (Mary) Barker, George (Peggy) Barker, all of England. "One of the most influential women of our lives passed away. What life has taken, it gives back and paves the way for more love, more light and more peace. We love you. The love, compassion, knowledge, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren you leave behind is a continuous legacy and the footprint you've left on this world is for all of us to enjoy." Your loving family, Amen. Claude and family would like to thank the Didsbury RCMP, Didsbury Fire Department, and the Mountain View Ambulance for their prompt and professional response. Thank you to the Doctors and nursing staff of the emergency ward at the Didsbury General Hospital. A private Graveside Service was held on Friday May 11, 2012 at the Olds Cemetery followed by a Come & Go Tea at St. John's Anglican Church, Olds. Memorial tributes, at Rita's request, may be made directly to the Mountain View Food Bank Society, Olds. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

God saw you getting tired The cure was not to be So He closed His arms around you And whispered "Come with me." You suffered much in silence Your spirit did not bend You faced your pain with courage Until the very end. You tried so hard to stay with us Your fight was all in vain God took you to His loving home And freed you from all pain. Never does a day go by That I don't think of you A lump forms deep within my chest And tears begin to flow. So many times I've needed you To talk, to share, to laugh If love could have saved you You never would have died.

Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610

www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2012/02/14

WACKETT, Murray

We are saddened by the passing of Murray Wackett on June 11, 2011 at the age of 65. Murray was born to Arthur and Helen Wackett in Olds, Alberta on July 1, 1945. Murray was raised on a farm southeast of Olds. He attended Didsbury Bible School for grades 1 & 2, continuing grades 3 to 6 at the Didsbury Red Brick School. His family made a move to Dawson Creek in the fall of '56 where Murray finished his schooling, graduating with honours and making lasting friendships that he maintained to this day. After finishing school, Murray spent years working for B.C. Hydro as a Chief Surveyor and foreman. In 1973, Murray and his family moved back to Didsbury, where he and his brother Don pursued farming just north of town. Murray loved life on the farm; he enjoyed the lifestyle it provided for him and his family. It is here that his hard work ethic was truly realized. The farm was the centre of many great memories and stories that are still shared today. In 1983, he and Helen moved into their home in Didsbury, while Murray worked as a salesman at Greenline in Olds. Murray and Helen were married and started the wonderful family life that we cherish today. In 1986, he became a general contractor and started RoWac Services, which he continued with until his passing. Murray will be remembered as a genuine, knowledgeable, wellloved man. His ability to build and repair anything, his attention to detail and his intelligence were second to none. Murray was well known for his humour, his beautiful handwriting and his work ethic, as he could always be spotted on the job in his red truck or bobcat. Murray was an avid reader and completed the New York Times crossword puzzle every week. Above all, he was a sensitive, loving family man, he was a friend a friend loved to have. Murray's favourite place to be was at home surrounded by his family and friends. Murray will be dearly missed by his loving wife and best friend, Helen; his children, Jimmy Wackett, Debby (Dan) Pelletier, Jason Wackett (Reanna), Tina (Shawn) Shultz, Lisa Graham (Dustin), and his dear nephew Marty (Brittany) Wackett. Grandchildren: Ashley Wackett, Trayven and Olivia Graham, Dylan and Deandra Pelletier, Emma and Doran Shultz, and Remington Wackett. Siblings: Don Wackett, Della (Gerald) Neville, and Wynone (Tom) Wallace. In-laws: Marge & Victor Lawrence, Gary & Vel Flamond, Joyce & Bill Sumyk, MaryAnn Sanderson, Steven & Tina Flamond, brother-in-law Rick Sanderson, son-in-law Nakia Graham. Godchildren: Sheldon Gray and Terrick Flamond, as well as numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Murray was predeceased by his parents, Helen & Arthur Wackett, stepmother Dorothy Wackett, brother Harvey Wackett, and mother- & father-in-law, Dora and Ernie Flamond. A celebration of his life was held at the Zion Church in Didsbury, Alberta on June 17th, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to STARS Air Ambulance.

Publication Date: 2010/12/28

VISSER, John (Jan)

John passed away on June 14, 2012 after a long and difficult battle with cancer. He arrived in Canada, with his family, on May 29, 1952 from The Netherlands. John worked for Canada Packers, Western Gypsum and Renfrew Motors before becoming a self-employed trucker. In 1970, John and his wife Tina took up farming in the Westcott area where they remained for the rest of their lives. He is survived by his daughters Susanna (Reg) Peters and Rita (Peter) Versluys ; his sons John (Connie), Martin, Leo (Inga) and Dennis (Penny); 13 grandchildren and 29 great- grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Alice Grisnich, Dina Heikoop and Lenny Heikoop plus his sisters-in-law Marie, Elizabeth, Gonnie Visser and Ann (John) Vanderburg. John was predeceased by his wife Tina on December 01, 2010, brothers Dick, Jack, Piet and Leo and sisters Emma, Maatje and Nelly. Funeral services will be held on Thursday June 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Didsbury with Pastor Rob Mohns officiating. Interment to follow at the Westcott Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Prostate Cancer Canada. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2012/05/15

TURNBULL, Andrew Wesley

Wes Turnbull a longtime resident of Bowden passed away Saturday July 30, 2011 at the age of 82 years. Wes' memory will be cherished by his beloved daughters: Sharon Turnbull of Red Deer and Valerie (Randy) Dye of Bowden as well as his granddaughter Jocelyn (Garrett Gaudry) Dye and grandson Logan (Val) Dye. His memory will be further cherished by his good friend Marg Brown as well as his large extended family in Manitoba and many dear friends. Wes was predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years, Marina and his son Darryl. Wes was born in Rathwell, Manitoba where he went to school and grew up. He attended the University of Manitoba where he got his diploma in Agriculture. Wes married Marina in 1954 and the two were blessed with three children. Farming early in their marriage he moved his family to Olds before settling in Bowden. Wes spent many years working as a guard at the Bowden Institution. He retired from Bowden in the mid 80's. With extra time on his hands he spent countless hours building wooden furniture, children's toys and many unique and wonderful gifts for friends and family. Wes will be remembered for his ability to tell stories, his great sense of humour and his dedication and love for his grandkids and family. A Memorial Tea will be held for Wes Turnbull at the Bowden Friendship Centre on Thursday, August 11th, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Wes' name may be directed to the charity of Donor's choice. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.metcalffuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Metcalf Funeral Chapel, 4200 ­ 49th Avenue, Innisfail, AB T4G 1M6. Phone 403 227 3123.

Publication Date: 2012/06/19

Publication Date: 2011/08/09

TWOYOUNGMEN, Desmond Cyrus

July 28, 1978 - January 15, 2011 -- Desi passed away in the arms of his Mom on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at the Olds Hospital with his brother John Davis by his side. He is further survived by his dad Norman Frasch, his sister Denise (Kevin) Eldridge, his niece Laina (Gareth) and their son Baby Beckett Barley as well as his nephew Joel Porayko of Calgary. Although Desi was very handicapped he enjoyed life to the fullest; he loved people and truly enjoyed visiting with them. Desi had a good life and will be sorely missed by those who loved him. Those who wish to pay their respects to Desmond Twoyoungmen are invited to a time of visitation on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from 1-3 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 - 46 Street, Olds. Desi's family will further receive guests during an open house that will follow. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.mountainviewfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 5226 - 46 Street, Olds, Alberta T4H 1B8. Phone: 403-556-3223. Locally Owned And Operated, Proudly Serving Our Community For Over 46 Years.

Publication Date: 2011/07/05

Publication Date: 2011/01/18

Obituaries

WALKER, Yvonne Adelle

1942- 2011 -- Mrs. Yvonne Adelle Walker, beloved wife of Mr. Gordon "Tick" Walker of Bowden, Alberta passed away surrounded by her family at the Innisfail Health Care Centre on February 27, 2011 at the age of 68 years. Yvonne was blessed with a liver transplant 21 years ago and has appreciated the extension of life. She enjoyed sports and was very good at soft ball, pickle ball, golf, lawn bowling and shuffle board. Most of these she enjoyed in Sun City Arizona for the past fifteen winters. Yvonne was born on May 15, 1942 at Castor, Alberta. She attended school at Leader, Halkirk and Lindsey Thurber in Red Deer. After graduating from high school Yvonne went to work for the Royal Bank in Stettler, Alberta. Yvonne and Gordon were married on September 29, 1961. After the birth of a daughter Lynne and son Vince, Yvonne continued working for numerous banks in Alberta, farmed with her family and bought and ran a lodge on the Alaskan Highway Mile 721. Yvonne and Gordon retired to Red Deer in 2004 and later moved to Bowden in 2009. Besides her loving husband Gordon of 49 years, Yvonne is survived by her mother Barbara Schilling of Stettler, Alberta; daughter and son-in-law Lynne and Dave Nixon of Byemoor, Alberta; son and daughter-in-law Vince and Heather Walker of Bowden, Alberta; grandchildren Gregg (Tara) Nixon, Kristin (Taylor) Coates, Bridget, Brittany and Nikki Walker and one great-grandchild Benett Nixon. She is also survived by three sisters and two brothers: Joan (Stan) Broome, Chuck (Jean) Schilling, Doris (Ed) Fuchs, Glenna (Andy) Schuler, Morris (Lorna) Schilling; sisters and brothers-in-law Hazel (Harry) Duncan, Betty (Herb) Meier, Annetta Walker (Ed Fedun), Elsie Walker, Zena Walker and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Yvonne was predeceased by her father Charles Schilling; a sister Dora Schilling; father and mother in law Fred and Margaret Walker; brothers and sister in law Jim, John, Leonard Walker and Elsie (Bill) Grover. A memorial service was held at the Bowden Lions Hall (Bowden, Alberta) on Monday March 7, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes can be made to the Innisfail Health Care Centre or to a charity of your choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd. 4415- 49th St. Innisfail. Telephone 227-0006.

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WEBER, Kenneth Murray

Mr. Kenneth Murray Weber passed away on December 29, 2011, at his home in Stettler, Alberta at the age of 66 years. He leaves to mourn his children: Bill Weber of Sundre, Buck McGinn of Lethbridge, Corey (Anna) Dool of Bassano, Angela (Dan) Lobley of Sundre and Trista (Jeff) McGinn of Red Deer; seven grandchildren: Robbie, Billy, Ashley, Jody, Camryn, Jaxon and Danica; numerous brothers, sisters and other family. He was predeceased by his parents Ivor and Helen Weber and his long time friend Donna McGinn. At this time there will be no formal funeral held. Memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation or to Alberta Cancer Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com. Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium entrusted with the care and arrangements. 403-742-3422.

WILSON, Warren Robert

It is with great sorrow that the family of Warren Wilson announces that he has suddenly returned home to be with the Lord on September 27, 2011. Warren is survived by his wife and best friend of 38 years; Karolina "Lynne" (Rau), his mother Hazel Herd of White Rock, BC; sister Wendy Grace (Steven) of WA, USA; step-brother-inlaw Murray Alaric of Oliver, BC; daughter Olivia Blum (Steven) of Olds; sons John (Sara-Mae) of Calgary, Matthew (Erin) of Caroline, George (Candace) of Carstairs; grandchildren Elizabeth, Noah, Anna, Chloe, Alexander, Joey, Haley, Leah and Matthew as well as many brothers and sisters- in-law; nieces and nephews. Warren was pre-deceased by his father John Edwin Wilson; stepfather David Herd and step-sister Dianne Alaric. Warren was born July 8, 1952 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. He attended school in Moose Jaw and Edmonton. He pursued various careers in retail management, construction and agriculture around Alberta. He owned a small business with his wife in High Prairie, AB. Warren's passion was his personal relationship with his Saviour Jesus Christ. Since moving to Olds last year Warren and family call Word of Life - Mountain View Church, home. He was a wonderful and supportive husband and son, fantastic father, loving grandpa and faithful friend to anyone in need. His loss will be deeply mourned by his family. A Memorial was held at First Baptist Church, 5005 ­ 53 Avenue, Olds, Alberta on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Home of Hope Mission, c/o Word of Life Church, 4410 - 47 Avenue, Olds, Alberta, T4H 1A2. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca. Alterenatives Funeral & Cremation Services, (403) 556-5445 & (888) 216-5111.

Publication Date: 2012/01/10

WHITMORE, Benjamin William

Benjamin William Whitmore passed away on June 3, 2011 at the Olds Hospital, at the age of 88. Ben was born in Dauphin, Manitoba on November 29, 1922. He was a Legion member and served during WWII. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Ada and Frank Whitmore, his wife Beulah, his brothers John and Don and his sister Violet. He is lovingly remembered by his son Doug (Lynn) from Marathon, Ontario and his daughter Judy Russell (Keith) from Lenore, Manitoba and by his extended family Alberta Schneider, Vicki Schneider (Harold Dirks), Jenne Campbell (Derek Ware), Judy Schlichenmayer (Wally), Darcy Schlichenmayer (Breanne). He will also be fondly remembered by his sisters Eleanore Coulthad, Frances Stein (Merv), his brothers Hugh, Howard and George and by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be laid to rest beside his wife Beulah in Dauphin at a later date.

Publication Date: 2011/10/04

WIPER, Deborah A.

Deborah (Debbie) Wiper died suddenly in Calgary. Debbie was born in Edmonton on January 21, 1970. She was raised in Edmonton, Harmattan and Calgary. Debbie is survived by her parents, William and Geraldine Wiper, who chose her as their daughter in 1975; a brother, Ed (Naomi) Wiper; her natural mother, Irene Cardinal; two brothers, Sandy (Petra) and James Cardinal; and several aunts, uncles and cousins Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pierson Funeral Chapel, 4121 17 Avenue SE in Calgary.

Publication Date: 2011/06/14

WIGLEY, Muriel Annette

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Muriel Annette Wigley on July 7, 2012 at the age of 76 years. It was a beautiful summer day with a soft breeze and she passed away peacefully in her sleep. She lived, farmed and still cut the grass on the farm in which she was born and raised until her passing. Her love of the farm, the outdoors and cutting grass was her way of life and she truly fulfilled every moment of it. She will be cherished and remembered forever in our hearts. She was dearly loved by her husband Bill (married for 53 years); children Gordon, Sherry (Peter); three grandsons Tyler, Zachary and Alex; sister Kathleen and brother Ken. The family will be holding a private service as per Muriel's request. The Wigley family would like to extend an enormous "Thank You" for all the time, assistance, care and attention that was shown by the nurses at the Olds Hospital and also to Dr. K. Dykin who gave wonderful care to Muriel. We greatly appreciate you all. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Fibromyalgia Society of Canada. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2011/03/08

WARD, James Samuel (Jim)

On September 16, 2012, Jim passed away peacefully at the Centennial Center in Ponoka, Alberta. Jim is survived by his wife Iris, four children, five step-children, two sisters, one brother and their respective families. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Stars Air Ambulance is suggested. A special word of appreciation to the Centennial Center and the emergency staff at the Red Deer Hospital for their understanding and care for Jim and the families at this difficult time.

Publication Date: 2011/10/18

WRIGHT, JEAN

April 22, 1922 - September 8, 2012 -- It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jean on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the age of 90. She was predeceased by her parents; loving husband, Garfield; daughter, Dona May Paul: son-in-law, John Derryl Paul; and sister, Audrey Ann Mortimer. Jean is survived by her brother, Jack Mortimer of Sundre; grandsons, Darin (Lynly) of Regina, Darcy (Linda) of Regina, and Dan (Vicky) of Edmonton; seven great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. Jean was born in Oyen, AB and spent most of her life farming west of Olds. Upon retirement, Jean and Garfield moved into Olds where she enjoyed many years working in her yard. She moved in the last two years to Regina to spend more time with her family. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dolores Vammen who helped Jean for many years in her home in Alberta, as well as Jean's personal care giver, Mavis Ashbourne-Palmer, she has been at Jean's side for the past few years and who the family is sincerely blessed to have met. She is considered an angel for the care she provided to Jean. The family would also like to thank all the staff at Solace Care Home for making Jean feel comfortable and at home. There will be a private graveside memorial for Jean at Eagle Hill Cemetery in Sundre, AB. A luncheon will be held at the Olds Legion which will be announced at a later date. Flowers most gratefully declined. Friends so wishing may make a donation, in memoriam for Jean, to a charity of your choice. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.speersfuneralchapel.com

Publication Date: 2012/09/25

WARE, Rosa

Rosa Ware passed away December 7, 2010 after a short battle with cancer at the age of 77 years. She was born January 31, 1933 in Innisfail and grew upon the family farm in the Cottonwood area. Rosa married John Ware on November 24, 1956 and they raised their family in the Sundre area. Rosa had a great love for animals, gardening, camping, fishing, baseball, dancing, bingo, playing cards, baking and most of all her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years John; children Donald (Karla), Valerie, Clifford; grandchildren Jolene (Chris Cyrenne), Derek (Jenne), Brenda, Miranda; great-grandchildren Hailee and Ryder Cyrenne; sister Margaret (George) Sisson; sister-in-law Betty Fordyce as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rosa was predeceased by her parents Lily and David Fordyce; brothers Alf (Elsie), Doug, John, Peter; sisters Mary (Llew Brackley), Dot (Rex Markham). A Memorial Tea was held on Saturday, December 11 at the West Country Seniors Centre, Sundre. Interment was held prior to the service at the Eagle Hill Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403 507 8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Publication Date: 2012/07/10

WIGLEY, William Henry "Bill"

William Henry "Bill" Wigley passed away on May 10, 2012 at the Lacombe Hospital at the age of 91 years. Bill was born in Castor, Alberta on December 31, 1920 and grew up in the Castor area. He married Mabel Herzog on November 17, 1940. To this union six children were born. Bill and Mabel lived and worked in the Stettler area for many years. While working for the Alberta Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, they moved to various places in Alberta. Bill was the pastor of several Churches and worked in the Conference Office and at Foothills Camp. He retired in Olds and later moved to Lacombe. Bill was predeceased by his parents Charles and Rose; two sisters Lucy and Grace; four brothers Charlie, Fred, George and Richard; his daughter Ona and his son Bill Jr. He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife of 71 years, Mabel of Lacombe; daughter Joy of Lacombe; daughter Star of Red Deer; son Roy (Marianne) of Airdrie; and daughter Bunnie of Red Deer; 14 grandchildren; 34 greatgrandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; his sister Betty; numerous nieces and nephews and their families as well as many friends. The Interment took place in the family plot at the Erskine Cemetery on Monday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 3:00 p.m. at the College Heights Seventhday Adventist Church in Lacombe. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to A Better World (a-better-world.ca) or ADRA Canada (adra.ca). Arrangements entrusted to Ponoka Funeral Home 403-7833122, A Wombold Family Funeral Home.

Publication Date: 2012/09/18

Publication Date: 2010/12/14

YOOS, Malcolm Gilbert (Mac)

Malcolm Gilbert (Mac) Yoos of Olds, Alberta passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the age of 86 years. Mac was born May 20, 1926 at Hoosier, Sask. Mac will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 35 years Louise (Smiley), and two step-daughters Donna (Bill) McMurtry and Dianne Miller. Many wonderful memories of Mac will also be cherished by his three step-grandchildren and one great-step-grandchild; sister-in-law Gayle Yoos as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many good friends which Mac also considered family. Mac was predeceased by his parents Roy (1972) & Frances (1992) Yoos; sister Bernice (1989) & brother-in-law Albert Stone (1974); and brother Rodney Yoos (2007). In keeping with Mac's wishes no funeral will be held. A private family interment will take place at Olds Cemetery. Memorial tributes in Mac's honor may be made directly to Olds Hospital & Care Centre - Acute Care Unit, 3901 - 57 Ave. Olds, AB. T4H 1T4. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

WATKINS, Albert (Bert)

Albert (Bert) Watkins passed away March 6, 2011 at the Olds Hospital. He was born April 19, 1942 in Duncan, British Columbia. Bert was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed by his family and friends. He leaves to mourn his wife of 41 years Shirley; daughter Teresa (Doug) Smith of Calgary; son Josh (Lucinda) and daughter Codi all of Olds; grandchildren Lianne & Michael Smith, Zoe Anne Chambers and Riley Watkins. In keeping with Bert's wishes no funeral service will be held. Memorial tributes in Bert's honour may be made directly to the charity of choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds, entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.

Publication Date: 2012/05/22

WILSON, Norma

1931 - 2012 -- Norma Maude Wilson (nee Rigsby) of Cremona passed away at the Didsbury Hospital on June 5, 2012 at the age of 80 years. Norma was born in Didsbury on August 27th, 1931 and grew up in the Cremona / Big Prairie district, graduating from Cremona High School. On July 28th, 1950, Norma married Gordon Wilson and together they worked on their farm west of Cremona and raised three children, Donald, Brian and Kathy. In 1995, Norma and Gordon retired to Cremona and participated in many Gold and Silver and community activities. Norma will be especially missed by her good friend Jack Eby and lovingly remembered by her two sons Donald (Deb) of Didsbury, Brian (Terry) of Crossfield; one daughter Kathy (Mark) McLaughlin of Ottawa; four grandchildren Darcy Wilson, Sherry (Don) Morrish, Tara VanMaarion, Brad Wilson (Leann) and five greatgrandchildren Anthony, Brandon, Courtney, Andrea and Madison. Also to cherish Norma's memory are numerous other family members and many friends made over the years. Norma was predeceased by husband Gordon in 2006; her parents William and Maude; three brothers Gerald, Elwood, Neil and three sisters Shirley, Audrey, Eileen. A Celebration of Norma's life has been held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to Heart & Stoke Foundation of Alberta, 202, 5913 - 50 Avenue, Red Deer AB T4N 4C4 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 6, 5015 - 48 Avenue, Red Deer AB T4N 1S9. Condolences to Norma's family may be emailed to [email protected] Meaningful Memorials, Red Deer, 587-876-4944.

Publication Date: 2011/03/15

WATT, Robert

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Mr. Robert Watt of Olds passed away on September 15 surrounded by his wife and family. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Jenny, and his three children Terry (Chris), Heather (Ken), Dale (Shelley) and grandchildren Chelsea (Dan), Cody (Dez), Mike (Colette), Robby (Ashley), Nicole and Kayley and three greatgrandchildren Tristan, Ava and Graysen as well as brother William, sister Mary and numerous sister/brother in-laws, nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his parents, three sisters, four brother in-laws and one nephew. No funeral service will be held as requested by Robert. A celebration of his life will be held September 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the boardroom at Olds Legion. Memorial donations may be made to the cancer society.

Publication Date: 2012/09/18

ZIEGLER, Leita Lucille

Leita Lucille Ziegler passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 30, 2011. Born to Clarence and Clara Cipperly on October 30, 1924. She was the youngest of six children, Lloyd, Cecil, Dorothy, Edith and Mildred. She married Herbert Ziegler on May 1, 1944. Herbert passed away in December 1990. They had two children Marilyn and Roland. Leita is also lovingly remembered by four grandchildren and their families. They spent most of their lives farming in the East Didsbury area; the last years were spent at the Sunrise Village in Olds. Her interests were centered around bingo games and word books. Many thanks to those who cared for her and assisted her in the last days. "May her spirit blow gently in the breeze and rest softly in the clouds." A Private Family Service was held at the Olds Cemetery at the deceased's request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Society, 63 Cornell Road NW, Calgary, Alberta T2L 0L4.

Publication Date: 2011/09/20

Publication Date: 2011/11/08

Publication Date: 2012/06/12

Obituaries

ZWARICH, Christine

Christine Zwarich passed away peacefully on March 11, 2011. She was born on December 12, 1928 on the farm near Hilltop, Manitoba. She was the middle child of five born to John and Anne Boyko. Christine married Peter Zwarich on July 19, 1947. They farmed near Erickson, Manitoba until 1977, then moving to Alberta in 1978. They bought a house in Olds where they lived until Peter passed in 2003. Christine later moved into the Innisfail Country Lodge in February of 2009 until the present. Christine is survived by her five children; daughter Carole (Dave) Dmytriw of Minnedosa, MB and their three children Terry (Nadine) and great granddaughter Torryn all of Minnedosa, Chris Dmytriw of Winnipeg, MB and Cindy (Bruce) Brading and great grandchildren Nicholas and Wyatt all of Brandon, MB; son Larry (Geraldine) Zwarich of Olds and their two children Jennifer Zwarich (Ryan) and James Zwarich (Lee Ann) of Olds; son Leonard (Colleen) Zwarich of Princeton, B.C. and their son Eric of Nanaimo, BC; son Melvyn (Kathy) Zwarich of Fox Creek, AB and their two daughters Kaitlyn and Chelsea; and son Murray (Norine) Zwarich of Brooks, AB and their children Austin and Courtney. A memorial service will be held on Friday March 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with Father Maurice Okolie officiating. Memorial tributes in Christine's honor may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Alberta Diabetes Foundation. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

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Publication Date: 2011/03/15

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