McLEAN, John “Peter”
July 12, 1938 – January 5, 2017
It is with deep sadness the family of Peter McLean announce his passing at the Strathmore Hospital with his loved ones by his side. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends as he was a kindhearted, generous person. Peter impacted so many lives and was an inspiration to us all. Peter is survived by his wife of 56 years, Peggy (nee Gray); son Greg (Judy); and daughter Michelle Warrack (Sonny) and their 4 children, Jake, Meg, Jemma and Ray. Peter loved his grandchildren. They were very special to him and he was a big part of their life. He is also survived by his sister Marilyn Garden (Roy); sister-in-law Charlotte McLean; brother-in-laws Harrison Gray (Marie) and Earl Gray (Dianne); along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Peter was pre-deceased by his parents Pete and Lucille; brother Bruce McLean; and in-laws Elmer and Phyllis Gray. Peter grew up on the family farm near Nightingale. He worked in the plumbing and heating business and became a partner with SE Johnson Mechanical Contractors until his retirement in 1998. He was proud to be a founding member of the Strathmore Kinsmen Club and was instrumental in building Kinsmen Park. He loved to golf and curl. Peter was an avid outdoorsman enjoying camping, boating, fishing, hunting & gardening with his family and friends. Peters family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Dr. C. Owen – Calgary TBCC, Dr R. Manocha – Strathmore, Nicole Porquet-Seitz of Strathmore Home Care and the Strathmore Hospital for the exceptional, kind and compassionate care that Peter received during his illness. In lieu of flowers please make donations directly to the Wheatland & Area Hospice Society (Box 2154, Strathmore, AB, T1P 1K2). A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Strathmore United Church at 2:00 p.m. To send condolences, please visit Peters obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.
Northam (nee Sanderson), Hilda May
August 7, 1941 – January 5, 2017
Hilda May Northam (nee Sanderson) passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Strathmore Hospital after a brief illness at the age of 75 years young. Although her husband Francis Lloyd is heartbroken, he rejoices with us that she is now at peace - resting in the hands of our Lord. Hilda faced her final days with humour, patience and great courage, surrounded by family and friends. Ask anyone and they will tell you that Hilda was a kind and loving person. She looked after others, often without the other person being aware of this special gift. She really liked to be in the counting room at casinos paying great attention to details. Hilda had a special place in her heart for animals and she had several cats and dogs over the years. Marbles the cat is forlornly looking for her ‘mother’ to come home. Hilda loved to listen to the old time big bands as well as the music from the Maritimes. Hymns such as Amazing Grace provided much comfort and strength throughout the years. Hilda was proud to be the Vice President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 3475. She especially looked forward to attending the meetings and enjoyed the variety of service projects that were undertaken. Bowling was another pleasure that she shared with Lloyd. No matter her final score, she was always laughing about the game, taking great pleasure in the company of her team-mates. Hilda was predeceased by her parents and her three brothers Russel, Gordon and Lloyd. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Francis Lloyd, her nephew Bruce (Kathy), niece Jodi, and many extended family members and friends. The family thanks the staff at the Strathmore Hospital for their care and support of Hilda on her final journey home. Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. at Strathmore Alliance Church (325 First Avenue, Strathmore, Alberta). A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Strathmore Alliance Church at 10:00 a.m. No flowers please. If desired, donations can be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association (#204, 2323 32 Ave. N.E., Calgary, T2E 6Z3) or the Alberta SPCA (10806 124 St., Edmonton AB, T5M 0H3). To send condolences, please visit Hilda’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.
July 28, 1947 – December 17, 2016
Barbara Good beloved wife of Warren Good lost her battle with cancer on December 17, 2016 at the age of 69 years. Barbara was born in Motherwell, Scotland on July 28, 1947, and migrated to Canada at the age of 19 with her parents David and Mary Millsop on July 1, 1967. Barb and Warren were married on April 10, 1971 where they met in Toronto and moved out to Calgary in August 1974. Barb was predeceased by her parents and sister Annie, and is survived by her husband of 45 years Warren, her four sons Garry (Jen), Merle, Sheldon (Amy), and Brendan, and her two grandchildren Maggie and Albert. Barb was well known for her sewing, knitting, and related talents (having worked as a seamstress for a number of years) as well as her exceptional baking. Warren and Barb shared a love for traveling and dancing, having taken several cruises around the world, and attending dances as far as Las Vegas. Barb will always be remembered for her sense of humor, generous nature, willingness to share, and always putting the well being of others before herself, even during her last days in the Hospice. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, December 23, 2016 at Lord of All Lutheran Church (112 Lakeside Blvd., Strathmore, AB) at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, tributes may be made directly to the Wheatland & Area Hospice Society (P.O. Box 2154, Strathmore, AB., T1P 1K2). To send condolences, please visit Barb’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.
Gwennyth Maria (Barlow) Bolinger, age 66, of Gleichen, AB, passed away November 24, 2016 at the Strathmore Hospital, surrounded by her family. Her life was cut short by cancer. Born March 4, 1950 in Calgary, AB to Noel and Jeanne Barlow, she grew-up on the family farm near Carseland. She attended school there from grades 1 through 12, graduating in 1968. She completed her formal education at the University of Calgary with both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education. In August 1973 she moved to Gleichen to begin her career as a teacher. The previous winter at a local curling bonspiel, her fun loving ways caught the attention of her future husband Stuart, and on April 15, 1974 they were married. She resigned from teaching full time in 1976, to expand into her role as a farmer, community builder and mother. Their children arrived in 1978, 1980 and 1982. They moved to their existing farm in 1982. Gwennyth loved to garden. The first new potatoes each season were a reason to celebrate. She had a gift for arranging flowers and making wreaths. She shared her flowers generously. She encouraged other gardeners with transplants, seedlings and friendly advice. A keeper of family traditions and history, Christmas was especially important to her. She kept up her connection with relations here in Canada and overseas. Growing up, summer holidays were always spent with relatives in BC, and her later travels took her to Great Britain, France, Belgium, Denmark and many of the United States. Her trips always included family and friends. Since 2011 there were annual trips to California with Stuart, to enjoy golf and camping in the desert at 29 Palms. Gwennyth loved people and was a generous volunteer. Key groups included: the library board, Gleichen curling club, communities in bloom and the fall fair committee. She played the organ and sang for mass, first at Saint Victor’s in Gleichen and up until last year at Saint Mary’s in Cluny. She was known for her warm smile and infectious laugh. She sang and smiled almost every day. Facing a tough diagnosis, she lived graciously and courageously until the end. She leaves behind a legacy of strong faith, generosity and loyalty. Her kindness towards others extended beyond her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Stuart, her children Martine (Edward), Ian (Jennie) and Alex (Hannah), her grandchildren Sophia, Agatha, Reid, Lily, Aleah, Drew and Bennett, her sister Happy Barlow (Bob Caywood) plus many nieces and nephews. A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Cluny at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cluny at 11:00 a.m. If desired, memorials may be made directly to Wheatland and Area Hospice Society (Box 2154 Strathmore, AB T1P 1K2 or www.wheatlandhospice.ca). Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. McNeely, Dr. Manocha and all the staff of the Strathmore Hospital for their loving care in the past few months.
“Peace begins with a smile” Mother Teresa
To send condolences, please visit Gwennyth’s obituary at www.wheatlandfunerahome.ca
In loving memory of Jack Dixon.
Jack was born in Calgary 96 years ago, the third child of Henry and Gladys Dixon of Dalemead Alberta.
Jack worked with Shell Canada for 30 years, eventually retiring in Peachland BC.
Jack shared a wonderful life with Kathleen (Huntley) for 55 years. He is survived by children Carol and Mark. A daughter, Nancy, passed away in 2004.
To all Jack’s children, grand and great-grandchildren, he is proud of all of you, and says “Good Luck”. Best wishes to all friends past and present. It has been a terrific journey.
At Jack’s request, there will be no service. Donations may be made to the CNIB.
GEERAERT, Dale Anthony
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Dale Anthony Geeraert on November 24, 2016 after a short and very courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Dale is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 26 years, Lorrie, and their dearly loved son Matthew. Dale was predeceased by his firstborn Nicholas Anthony in 1992, his father-in-law Ray in 1998, mother-in-law Mary Ellen in 2007 and his beloved father Peter in 2014. Dale is also survived by his mother Marie, siblings Gerald (Dorothy), John (Arlene), Rosalie, Edmund (Kathy), Doug (Cheryl) and Frances (Ken). In laws Bonny (Garry), Kevin (Yvonne), and Beverly (Dan), 24 nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Dale was born August 30, 1957 and grew up on the family farm near Rockyford where he continued to farm with his brother Gerald and recent addition nephew Chris until health no longer permitted. He loved to hear updates from the farm in phone calls and texts as the cancer consumed his body. Dale was a devoted husband to Lorrie and father to Matthew. He loved going camping, visiting and sharing a meal with family and friends. Dale loved his woodworking making beautiful deacon benches, curio cabinets, etc. for their home, silent auction items as well as gifts. Since marrying Lorrie, Dale grew a passion to travel to visit her family in Ontario yearly and most recently exploring new places in the sun and ocean as time permitted. Everyone who knew Dale, knew him to be a fair, patient, kind and generous man. He believed in the Church and community, actively giving of himself as a member of the Rockyford Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, St. Rita’s Parish Council and St. Rita’s Cemetery Board. Dale will be dearly missed by all. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice in memory of Dale Anthony Geeraert. A prayer service with a viewing to follow will be held on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Rockyford, Alberta at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 28, 2016 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow.
“Farewell My Friends” by Gitanjali Ghei (1961 – 1977)
It was beautiful as long as it lasted, the journey of my life, I have no regrets whatsoever, save the pain I’ll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care, and the heavy with sleep ever moist eyes, the smile in spite of a lump in the throat and the strings pulling at the heart and soul,
The strong arms that held me up when my own strength let me down, each morsel that I was fed with was full of love.
At every turning of my life I came across good friends, friends who stood by me, even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends, I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears, for I need them not, all I need is your smile, If you feel sad, do think of me, for that’s what I’ll like, when you live in the hearts of those you love, remember then . . .you never die.
To send condolences, please visit Dale’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca
BEATON, Linda Louise
May 10, 1949 – November 20, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Linda Beaton on Sunday, November 20. Linda was a kind and compassionate woman. She was a great mom, always looking out for the best interests of her family. Her favorite color was blue and loved when people dressed in bright colors. Linda is survived by her husband, Barry; children Duane (Camilla) and Jennifer (Ernie); and grandchildren Makenzie, Jordan, Connor, and Hunter. She was predeceased by her son, Dale. Donations in Linda’s memory may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre through the Alberta Cancer Foundation (1331-29th St. N.W., Calgary, T2N 4N2). A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Strathmore Alliance Church at 2:00 p.m. To send condolences, please visit Linda’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.
1941 – 2016
Jane Calkins of Strathmore, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Strathmore Hospital on Monday, November 7, 2016. Jane was born in England and immigrated to Canada in 1946 with her war bride mother and younger sister Sarah. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her brother Paul Wilson (Mary Jo) of Cranbrook, B.C., sister Sarah Stevens of Penticton, B.C., daughter Brenda Jure and son Dennis Richmond of Williams Lake, B.C., her “adopted” son Bill Southern of Strathmore, who cared for her as well as friends and caregivers John McGinnis and Joyce Friend. She will also be missed by her friends at the Mountain View Hutterite Colony. Jane was raised in the south Okanagan of B.C. and will be remembered by her friends in that area. Jane was predeceased by her husband Ernie Calkins and soulmate Erwin Dobler, parents Fay and Phoebe Wilson and brother in Law George Stevens. She also leaves to mourn grandchildren and great grandchildren in Canada and numerous relatives in England. Jane was a lifelong member of the Royal Canadian Legion and a celebration of life has been held in her honour at the Strathmore Legion. To send condolences, please visit Jane obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca
Doreen passed away suddenly on November 11, 2016 at the age of 80 years. She was born in Pincher Creek on March 6, 1936. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandma, sister, and aunt. She is survived by Bill, her loving husband of 53 years; four children, Sherry of Calgary, Billy of Ontario, Susan (Tony) Fulmek of Strathmore and Cindy (Stu) Carter of Sundre; eight grandsons; one granddaughter; five great grandsons; one great granddaughter; and two sisters Margaret and Shirley. Doreen was predeceased by her parents Fred and Alice Scott and sisters Jean, Betty, Dorothy and her brother Jim. Doreen was a member of the Strathmore Alliance Church. A celebration of life was held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Wheatland Funeral Chapel, Strathmore at 2:00 p.m. The family would like to thank all the medical staff in Strathmore, (Dr. Sader) at the Peter Lougheed Centre and Foothills Hospital for all the care given to Mom. To send condolences, please visit Doreen’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca
Ruth Emma Elizabeth Huether was born May 30, 1934, in Liebenow, Kreis Arnswalde, Pommern (now Lubieniow Poland) and spent her early years in Rosenfeld Germany. Surviving war and a transatlantic crossing Ruth made Alberta, Canada her new home. She met Richard Gordon Huether one bright Sabbath Day during a church service in a small country church in Levelland. They fell in love and were married 5 months later on November 06, 1952 and enjoyed 64 years of love. Together they made their home on a dairy farm, and considering their time in history, they prided themselves in raising a uniquely composed family consisting of a fostered nephew ( Wesley Lengwenus-Huether), an adopted son (Jeffery Huether), and a biological daughter (Tamara Huether (Kostrosky). Ruth raised her children actively involved in farm life, church family, and school initiatives. She spent many hours volunteering and giving of her time to others. She taught her children the importance of sacrifice, forgiveness, and acceptance. She taught her nieces and nephews the importance of hospitality, work ethic, the strength in being firm but fair and that “Birthday Wishes,” are always best when sung. She taught her grandchildren the value found in belief, music, language, and patience. She taught her great-grandchildren that love is found in a person’s eyes, snuggles, words and soul, even when the mind is confused. She left a lasting legacy with her community of the importance of investment and time given to others. Ruth fell asleep in her Savior Jesus on Friday, November 18, 2016. Her Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday May 21, 2017, for all family and friends, at the Beiseker Levelland Seventh Day Adventist Church. In lieu of flowers Ruth would have preferred her friends to give generously to ADRA Canada/donate. www.adra.ca or by phone at 1.888.274.2372. Thank you Sagewood AgeCare Strathmore Staff, for the kindness, compassion and love shown to Ruth while she was in your care. Above all, Ruth believed in living life to the truth and wholeness of one’s beliefs, and loving those who surround you, with your whole heart. To send condolences, please visit Ruth’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.
HENDRICKS, Mary Josephine (nee Riley)
April 7, 1927 - Oct. 20, 2016
Mary was born on April 7th, 1927 in Trochu AB and raised in Three Hills AB. On June 19th, 1951 she married Norman Hendricks of Rockyford AB, where they started their life together. Mary and Norman have made Strathmore their home for the last 51 years. With her family at her side, Mary passed away peacefully at Sagewood Seniors Community, in Strathmore, on October 20, 2016 at the age of 89. Mary was a Loving Wife and Caring Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Mary was a faithful member of the Roman Catholic community and member of the Catholic Woman’s League. Praying the family rosary was a daily devotion. Mary is survived by her husband Norman Louis of 65 years, seven children; Linda (Ian) McGillis, Michael (Nettie) Hendricks, Daniel (Kathryn) Hendricks, Anna (Glen) Tucker, Rita (Steven) Eeles, Donna (Kevin) Eeles and Barbara Hendricks, all of Strathmore AB. She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren; Catherine, Terry, Scott, Brett, Lindsay, Garrett, Christie, Evret, Bradley, Justin, Amanda, Sheldon, Chelsea, Rebecca and Joshua, seventeen great grandchildren, a brother, Joseph Riley, a sister, Clara Morrison and many nieces and nephews. Mary was pre-deceased by her parents, Michael and Clare Riley, one daughter, Catherine Hendricks, one grandson, Jason Hendricks, two sisters; Geraldine Matus and Joan Riley-Dittman, four brothers; John Riley, Frank Riley, James Riley and Albert Riley. A prayer service was held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Wheatland Funeral Chapel (202 Lakeside Blvd, Strathmore AB.) at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Hope Community Covenant Church (245 Brent Blvd, Strathmore AB.) at 11:00 a.m. The Family thanks the Staff of AgeCare Sagewood Community in Strathmore, for all their kindness to Mary and their personal and medical support over the last four years and especially the last week. Mary would say, God bless you. Thanks also to the Staff of Wheatland Funeral Home for their Care and Support during this time of family loss. If desired, memorial donations may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary (201-222 58th Ave SW, Calgary AB T2H-2S3). To send condolences, please visit Mary’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca
MERCER, James Albert Neville
March 8, 1926 - Nov. 5, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather after a long, full and productive life. Jim was born in Nakusp, BC, and grew up in New Westminster. At the age of fourteen, he went to sea as an apprentice to become a master mariner. His early seafaring experiences included the merchant marine service and whaling ships in the North Pacific. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943 and actively served in the North Atlantic for the remainder of WW II. His wartime experiences included convoy escorts and U-boat hunting. He remained in the Naval reserve for several years after WWII, during which time he worked for the Union Steamship Company and on dredges in the Fraser River.
Jim met his future wife Olive April Hadley in Newfoundland during the war. They were married in 1946. Jim left his maritime pursuits in 1955 and with their four sons they moved to the Cariboo region in central B.C. There they were involved in ranching and other business enterprises. Later in life Jim and April returned to the west coast, where Jim worked for the BC Ferries as well as operating vessels of their own. Born to be nomads, Jim and April made many moves during their 59 years of married life. As a result of their genuine congeniality, they gathered a wide circle of friends wherever they went.
Jim was predeceased by April and son Robin. He was the patriarch of a large extended family living in Alberta, B.C., Yukon and Washington State. He maintained an active interest and involvement in the lives of all his family, for whom he was a considerate and patient mentor, friend, and role model. Left to mourn are his sons Jim (Betty Lou), Dan (Maureen) and Brian, as well as eight grandchildren and ten great- grandchildren. He was an honourable, dignified and authentic gentleman whose example will continue to guide us.
There will a celebration of Jim’s life on November 27 at 13:00 in the Legion hall at Strathmore, Alberta.
CUMMINGS, Charlotte Anne
February 12, 1953 – November 2, 2016
Charlotte Cummings of Strathmore, Alberta, passed away at the Agape Hospice in Calgary on November 2, 2016 at the age of 63 years. She was predeceased by her parents Charles and Phyllis Cummings and her nephew Jay Cummings all of Wetaskiwin AB. She is survived by her sisters Wendy (Colin) Macleod, Janet (Marcel) Proskow, her brothers John (Linda) Cummings and Jim (Roslyn) Cummings as well as her niece and nephews. Charlotte was devoted to young people through her art and drama teaching career at the Strathmore High School. She was an active member of her community, being involved with the Strathmore Theatre Players, the Lions Club and the planning of the Strathmore 2015 Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games. Charlotte was an accomplished artist, sculptor, and potter as well as an avid orchid grower, gardener, and animal lover. Her outgoing personality and friendly smile will be greatly missed by her friends and family. The family wishes to thank Dr. Zapeda and Dr. Fanning as well as Charlotte’s many caregivers at the Foothills Medical Centre, Tom Baker Care Centre and Agape Hospice. If friends so desire, donations may be made directly to Strathmore High School for a scholarship in Charlotte’s name for the Visual and Performing Arts (cheques to be made out to Strathmore High School and please mention the Charlotte Cummings Scholarship Fund on the memo of any donation cheque). A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Strathmore United Church (410-4th Street, Strathmore AB) at 2:00 p.m. To send condolences, please visit Charlotte’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.
DEWAR, Gwendolyn Bernice (nee Southall)
Nov 06, 1925 – Nov 06, 2016
Gwen passed peacefully on her 91st birthday with her family by her side. She is survived by her son Ken (Darlene) grandchildren Kyle (Katherine) and Kathleen, and two great grandchildren, Karina and Kaden; her daughter Dianne Hallstrom (Don), adopted granddaughter Patricia, great grandchildren Danielle, Dillan and Brady Notte; her nephews Jesse Vary and Jim Dewar and her niece Colleen McCall. Gwen was predeceased by her father, Albert Southall, mother, Ellen Southall (Seeley) stepfather Bill Seeley, infant brother Sonny and her loving husband Doug. Born in Sylvan Lake, Gwen spent much of her childhood in rural Alberta as her father operated grain elevators. The family lived in Sylvan Lake, Conrich, Ardenode and Standard and other small Alberta towns. Gwen was always full of fun liked to sing and tap dance. Together with her lifelong friend Betty Jo, they entered many talent shows in Standard and surrounding towns. She loved music and was often found playing records of the old crooners all times of the day. During the Second World War Gwen joined the Canadian Armed Forces and worked as a switchboard operator. After the war she continued to work for the military based out of Suffield, where she met Doug. Gwen and Doug were married Nov 06, 1948, Doug continued with a career in the military and they lived in various cities across Canada. Their son Ken was born in Medicine Hat and their daughter Dianne in Lachute, Quebec. Doug retired from the military in 1973 and they settled at Lake MacDonald, Quebec by his parent’s farm. In the early eighties they moved to Gwen’s home ground of Strathmore to be near her mom Ellen, Ken, Dianne and their families. From Strathmore Gwen and Doug enjoyed wintering in Yuma, AZ for many years. Everyone who met Gwen will fondly remember her fun loving nature, and somewhat feisty personality, which remained until the end. A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Lord of All Lutheran Church at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bryan Beveridge of St. Michael’s Anglican Church officiating. In lieu of flowers donation may be made in Gwen’s name to the Veteran’s Foodbank (#210, 1235 – 17 ave. SW, Calgary, T2T 0C2) or online at www.canadianlegacy.org. The family extends their thanks to the wonderful nurses and staff at the Strathmore Hospital and Peter Lougheed Centre.
To send condolences, please visit Gwen’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca
DOLPHIN, Jon Stanley
Aug. 13, 1932 - Oct. 27, 2016
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, and dear friend to so many. Jon is survived by his three sons, Bruce (Diana), Brooke (Michele), and John Jr. (Christina); grandchildren Patricia (Josh), Bill (Nicole), Alicia, and Jamie; and three beautiful great-grandchildren. Dad had a magnetic personality, always putting others before himself. He will be sadly missed and never forgotten. Heartfelt thanks to all who gave Jon the care and compassion during his lengthy battle. Special thanks to Dr. Piesas for his amazing bedside manner and care. Dad would like to thank “Nurse Kratchet” aka Michele for all the extra special care and attention she gave him. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (1 Bayside Place, Strathmore) at 1:00 p.m. To send condolences, please visit Jon’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.