Obituaries

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JENNINGS, Floyd Arthur Allen

 

(Floyd) Arthur Allen Jennings began his journey to the other side on October 15, 2016 at the age of 58 in Strathmore Alberta. Art was the second child born to Shirle and Floyd Jennings in Red Deer Alberta on August 24, 1958. Art was raised in Winnipeg Manitoba and decided it was too humid in the summer and too cold in the winter so Art came to Alberta where he met his humorous and gorgeous wife Kim Woods. Together they decided to move to Gleichen where they got married and had two handsome outstanding boys; Trevor (1986) and Ryan (1988) Jennings. Art was very proud of them and knew they would succeed in lifes adventures. Art was a man of many talents that ranged from carpenter to heavy equipment operator. Art enjoyed pool and had used the phrase “furry boot” when out in public just to humor his wife. Art was never afraid to speak his mind and had a great sense of humor that he would share with the special people in his life. Art is survived by his wife Kim Woods; sons Trevor Jennings (Courtney Herasemluk), Ryan Jennings; also his grandchildren (whom he will be patiently waiting for and hoping that they will be just like their dads); mother Shirley Jennings; siblings Wendy Wahlund, Kathy (Ron), Randy Jennings (Dori), Roxy Holm (Rick), and Jimmy Jennings; as well as many nieces and nephews and other family member to numerous to mention (cause he was terrible with names); brother-in-laws Harold (Harvine) Woods, and Randy (Rhonda Arnaud Piercey) Woods; and finally his two furry girls, Cleopatra and Mia. Art was predeceased by many family members going way back to the big bang: Grandpa Jack, Uncle Harvey, brother-in-law Brian Wahlund, cousin and many aunts and uncles will be waiting on the other side for his personal tour. Art had his going away party and birthday party before he passed away in order to enjoy the time with friends and family. Wheatland Funeral Home was wonderful and we thank you for your help. Wendy your support was appreciated as well as many other family and friends. Thank you to Strathmore Hospital, Dr. Damji, Dr. Manocha, Dr. Bebb Nicole (home care) and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for your care and treatment. Art was not a fan of tears and was fascinated with what awaited him. Till we meet again. Happy travels. To send condolences, please visit Art’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.

Woodward, Gladys Ann

 

Woodward, Gladys Ann of Strathmore, Alberta, beloved wife of Doug Woodward of 54 years passed away peacefully on October 15, 2016 at the age of 72 with a long battle with COPD.
Gladys was born in Boissevain, Manitoba on June 26, 1944. Besides her husband Doug, Gladys is survived by daughter Kathy Woodward and two brothers Lester and Dalwyn (Gail) Pratt. Predeceased by daughter Brenda Dheilly, Parents Norman and Viola Pratt, brothers Clifford, Harry, Gordy, William and Glen Pratt.
Gladys enjoyed every job she had but most of all she enjoyed driving an eighteen wheeler. Gladys and Doug trucked for several years together.
Gladys will also be missed by sister-in-laws Lil McIntyre and Bonnie (Pete) Souque, several nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren and many friends.
Our sincere appreciation to Dr. Piesas and all staff at the Strathmore Hospital.
Gladys donated her body to Science (The University of Calgary). No funeral.

A Celebration of life will be held at the home of Doug and Gladys – 844 Brentwood Crescent on Saturday October 22 from 1 to 5 pm. Come and go as you please. Dress comfortable.

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BAIRD, Lesley Marie (nee Roberts)
November 9, 1953 – September 27, 2016

 

Lesley passed away on September 27, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta. She was predeceased by her father, Leslie “Tuffy” Roberts in June 1988 and grandparents Len and Bertha Roberts and Dave and Nettie Kernaghan. Lesley is survived by her children, Winston of Calgary, Angela of Drumheller, and Corey of Calgary; grandchildren Jaydene and Acer; sisters Kathy of Hamilton, Ontario and Judy of Strathmore; brother Ronnie (Cecilia) of Strathmore; and nieces and nephews Jillian, Jana, T.J., Aaron, Josh, and Jessie. She will be dearly missed by her large extended family and cherished friends and her extended family of friends and staff at Peter Coyle Place in Calgary, where she lived from 2009 until 2016. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016 at Strathmore Royal Canadian Legion #10 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in Lesley’s memory may be made directly to a charity of your choice. To send condolences, please visit Lesley’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.

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HOOGE, Earl William

 

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Earl William Hooge on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at the age of 94. He will be forever loved and remembered by his five children, Glen (Colleen), Grant (Darlene), Greg, Lori Kaminski and Lois (Ian Currie). He is also survived by his 12 grandchildren, Todd & Tanya, Crystal (Ken), Blaire (Heather) and Stefanie, Candis and Landon, Shane, Greg and Kimberly, Jessica and Mark; and his 10 great grandchildren Devyn, Cassie, Chloe, Mataya, Kiaya, Brady, Spencer, Hunter, Haylee and Jade. Dad also leaves to mourn his passing his special friend and companion Norma Skibsted; his sister in law Margaret Ledoux; his brother in law Bruce (Myrtle) McTavish; his daughter in law Judi; his son in law Dale; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Dad was pre-deceased by Mom, his wife of 65 years, Audrey; his infant great granddaughter Willa Twyla Hooge; and his infant great great grandson Kai Earl Robert Walkus. Dad was also pre-deceased by his parents John and Karoline (Lovisa) Hooge; all seven of his siblings - Louise, Johnny, Christian, Agnes, Velma, David and his twin brother Ernest, as well as their spouses. He was the oldest living member of his family. Dad knew that the longest anyone had lived was 93 and he was determined to outlive that age. He lived 94 years and 3 days short of 4 months. Dad was born in Theodore, Saskatchewan on May 31st, 1922 along with his twin brother Ernest. Together, they completed the family of eight children. Dad took his schooling in Theodore and finished grade 10. In 1941, Dad suffered a broken back and travelled to recuperate with his sister Agnes in a tiny Alberta town called Irma. Years later one of his children would wed a young man from Irma. On October 13, 1942, Dad and his twin brother Ernest both joined the Armed Forces in Regina. His first posting was to Saskatoon with Ernest where they were stationed together for seven months. Dad was then sent to Toronto and Ernest to Edmonton. It was the first time they had ever been separated in their lives. The Sergeant was glad to see them go. He could not tell which one was which, and they exchanged I.D. and late passes to suit their situation, keeping the old Sergeant in a state of constant confusion. In March of 1944 Mom met Dad’s twin brother Ernest travelling on a bus from Portage la Prairie. They became friends. How she met Dad in the Hudson’s Bay store is a favorite family story. Mom thought it was Uncle Ernest but it was Dad and he gave her the complete cold shoulder. Luckily they sorted things out when she visited Ernest in the hospital a few days later and at the foot of his bed sat Dad. A courtship ensued and Mom and Dad became engaged on Mom’s birthday, October 24, 1944 and were married in a candlelight ceremony in McCreary, Manitoba on December 23, 1944. Dad spent the majority of his time in the service building airplane hangers during the war in many parts of Canada. Mom and Dad spent their first anniversary, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve 1945 apart as Dad was stationed in Whitehorse. Dad received two medals during his time of service during the war. The World War II volunteer medal and the Victory metal. The war ended and Dad returned from Whitehorse and was discharged from the RCAF on February 16, 1946. Civilian life took Mom and Dad to Sandy Hook, Manitoba until an invitation from Mom’s parents to join them in a move to Vancouver. They settled in Vancouver in 1946 and were joined by Glen in 1947 and Grant in 1950. They returned to live in Manitoba in April of 1952 following the death of Mom’s Mom. They settled back into McCreary and were joined by Greg in 1953 and Lori in 1959. During those years Dad did whatever he could to find work to support his family, including farming. He found his passion in construction and although it took him away from home and family for long periods of time, he knew it was what he needed to do to support his family. After long stretches in the North, Mom and all four kids joined Dad in Thompson, Manitoba on May 5, 1961. In February of 1962 Lois joined the family. Dad worked as a carpenter in the nickel mine and received his Journeyman papers in 1975. He would work all day during his shift at the mine and then spent most evenings doing extra jobs in carpentry and became an expert carpet layer. Many evenings were spent “laying carpet” after a full day at the mine. In 1975, Mom, Dad, Lori and Lois travelled to Calgary to spend Christmas with Grant and his family. It was 14 degrees above zero on Christmas Day and Mom and Dad decided they had been in the bush long enough. They returned home, sold the house, and the following summer they moved to southern Alberta and settled in Claresholm. Dad found work doing what he loved in different areas of carpentry. When they retired, Mom and Dad began to travel and enjoyed many years “down south” where they built new lifelong friendships. They also enjoyed trips to Europe and Hawaii, a cruise to Alaska and finally made one of their dreams come true when they travelled to New Zealand and Australia. In 1992 Mom and Dad decided to sell the truck and trailer and settled in Lethbridge. In 2002 Mom and Dad moved to the Strathmore Lodge to be closer to family. After Mom’s passing in 2010, Dad continued on his own - building new friendships and enjoying his time in the Lodge. Dad struggled with his lungs and his breathing for many years but despite those struggles he was still able to meet his goal of outliving every older member of his family. We are grateful that Dad passed peacefully, on his own terms, with the glow of the sunset upon him. Rest in peace Dad. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016 at Wheatland Funeral Chapel (Strathmore) at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow for both Mom and Dad’s remains will follow immediately after the service in the Field of Honour, Strathmore Cemetery. Lunch to follow at Lord of All Lutheran Church, directly across the street from the Funeral Home. If anyone wishes to make a donation the family suggests donations be made directly to the charity of one’s choice. To send condolences, please visit Earl’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.

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PAPP, Nicholas Steven

 

Nick was born in 1924 in Hungary. He came to Canada in 1931 and lived in Supreme, Saskatchewan for a short time and then moved to Raleigh, Alberta. In 1937, he moved to Cowley, Alberta where he worked summers on the A7 Ranch until 1941 when he joined the RCAF and spent the next four years overseas. He met his wife, Joan, and they were married in England in 1945. They returned to Cowley in 1946 and then to Calgary in 1948 where he spent the next 16 years working for Calgary Transit. In 1964 Nick began working for CPR as a mechanic in the Alyth back shop where he remained until his retirement in 1989. He spent his retirement years doing what he loved; hunting and fishing. He especially looked forward to his west coast trips to go salmon fishing. Nick loved to visit, was quick with a joke, and always enjoyed drop-in company, whether it was for coffee or a sip of his “special wine” and homemade sausage. He was predeceased by his wife Joan in 2008 and daughter Sheila in 2016. He is fondly and lovingly remembered by his four sons, Reg (Ingrid), Brian (Cindy), Nick (Diane), and Michael (Susan); six grandchildren, Wayne, Dan (Jen), Christopher (Adele), Stephanie (Curtis), Mandy (Russ), and Steven; ten great-grandchildren, Kimberli, Brandon, Brittany, Jace, Victoria, Joshua, Ava, Lucy, Harper, and London; great-great-grandchild, Aleeah; as well as a number of great friends gathered along the way. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Wheatland Funeral Chapel at 1:00 p.m. To send condolences, please visit Nick’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.

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PECK, Marian Christine (nee Holman)
December 21, 1935 – September 27, 2016

 

Marian passed away on September 27, 2016 in Strathmore, Alberta at the age of 80 years. She was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on December 21, 1935 to parents Marion “Dutch” Holman and Christine “Chris” Holman. Marian graduated from Holy Cross School of Nursing in 1956 and worked at High River Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, and Associate Clinic. She married George Peck in 1958. They were together for 53 years until he passed away in 2011. Together they had two children, Shelley in 1964, and Jason in 1967. Marian was predeceased by her father, Marion, in 1996; mother Christine in 1999; and husband George. She is survived by her children Shelley Peck (Wayne Sereda) and Jason (Theresa) Peck; grandchildren Brittany Peck, Madison Sereda, and Charlene Sereda; and great grandchildren Ava Peck and Brandon Peck. At Marian’s request, a private family memorial will be held on October 7, 2016. To send condolences, please visit Marian’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.

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NELSON, Marjorie
March 4, 1964 - September 26, 2016

 

Marjorie passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 52. Marjorie was born in Didsbury hospital the daughter of Roy and Sharon Foat (Reimer). She is survived by her loving friend, companion, and husband Daryl. She will also be missed by her family, Darrel Foat (Val), Bernice Unra (Peter), Kenneth Foat (Jennifer), Christine Fillion (Larry) and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Roy and Sharon. Marjorie grew up on a farm near Cremona but spent a great deal of her young life in and out of hospital. She attended school in Cremona but received much of her education in the Children’s Hospital hospital in Calgary. She met Daryl, her long time sweet heart, in 1985 and they were married in April 1988. She will be truly missed by all for her loving smile and her compassionate attitude. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Childrens Make a Wish Foundation (#106, 1223-12 Ave SW, Calgary, T2R 0G9). Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Lord of All Lutheran Church (112 - Lakeside Blvd. Strathmore, AB) at 2:00 P.M. To send condolences, please visit Marjorie’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.

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ALCOCK, Elizabeth Matilda
September 24, 1924 – September 17, 2016

 

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Elizabeth Alcock. Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband, Rick. She is survived by her sister and best friend, Anne Melville; children Billy, Larry, and Linda; her grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Lord of All Lutheran Church (Strathmore) at 2:00 p.m. To send condolences, please visit Elizabeth’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca

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ALLORE, Peter Gerard
Feb. 27, 1950 – Sept. 7, 2016

 

It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Gerard Allore in Strathmore, Alberta on September 7, 2016 at the age of 66 years. Peter was born in Peterborough, ON on February 27, 1950 to his proud parents, Rita and Frank Allore. Known by the nickname ‘Tor’ to his hometown buds, his early adult years were spent happily pursuing a freewheeling lifestyle that entailed working hard and socializing hard! In the summer of 1974, in search of the ‘great-adventure’, he mounted his trusty motorcycle and headed west to Alberta and a new life. In Calgary, while working at Eaton’s Canada, he met and married the love of his life, Darlene Warcomika. Eventually, they moved to Strathmore where they lovingly raised two beautiful daughters, Brandy and Amanda. Over the years, Peter’s devotion to his family only deepened with the birth of his beloved grandchildren, Isabelle and Owen…two new kids to play with! Apart from family and friends, Peter also had a soft spot in his heart for his cats and his motorcycles…he was always happy when both were purring! Peter was predeceased by his parents, Rita (nee Gabourie) and Frank Allore. He is survived by Darlene, his devoted wife of 35 years; daughters Brandy Allore of Beijing, China and Amanda Allore (Paul Craig) of Strathmore area; grandchildren Isabelle Craig and Owen Craig; sister Sharon O’Toole (Jim) of Exeter, ON; and brother Jack Allore of Calgary. In addition, he will be dearly missed by nieces Jennifer Allore (Wesley Balla), Patricia O’Toole-Terhune (Brian), and Chrissy Ewanchuk (Andrew); nephew Greg O’Toole (Genevieve); and many friends and acquaintances. At Peter’s request, no services are planned. To send condolences, please visit Peter’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.

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McKinnon, Jordan K.
Feb.21, 1998 – Sept. 10, 2016

 

It is with immense sadness we announce the passing of our son, Jordan K. McKinnon at his home near Strathmore, AB on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the age of 18 years due to a medical condition. He is the absolute joy and love of his parents Wayne and Allison McKinnon of Strathmore, AB; along with his brothers Lachie of Carseland, AB and Kyle of Strathmore, AB. Jordan is also survived by his grandmothers, “Grandma Farm” Muriel McKinnon of Carseland, AB and “Grandma City” Betty Harrison of Calgary, AB; his paternal family: Uncle & Aunt, Brian and Teri McKinnon of Carseland; his maternal family: Aunt & Uncle, Jo-Ann and George Neubert, Aunt Sheila Shaw, Uncle & Aunt Brock and Barb Harrison, all of Calgary, AB, Aunt Gail Harrison of Katy, Texas; several Aunts and Uncles, cousins and great cousins of Carseland, Calgary, and Strathmore, AB and Manotick, ON; and predeceased by his “Grandpa Farm”, Donald Keith McKinnon of Carseland in 2001 and his “Grandpa City” Donald Keith Harrison of Calgary in 2002. Jordan came into this world six weeks early and a prized-fighter, weighing in at a massive 4lbs 6oz! I know that we all find this a truly amazing statistic for our “Goon, Bottomless Pit, Eating Machine” etc. Jordan truly provided challenges from the start. He was cherished by his family and adopted families, spoiled rotten by his grandparents, and later those who got to know the real Jordan. Although unconditionally loved by his big brother Lachie and little brother Kyle you could occasionally see a smoky red sky to the south of Strathmore. All three of the boys were raised in arenas. As anyone who knows kids in minor sports there is usually a lot of windshield time involved. We are fortunate that many road trips were made with other teammates parents and kids which resulted in life-long friendships. You’re always hoping the arena has a concession that is open to serve somewhat bearable coffee or hot chocolate made with good town water that didn’t give you the runs by mid-second period. Jordan was a lovable kid. Although he sometimes ranted and raved that he didn’t have any friends (mostly because it was just one of those days/weekends when every one was busy), we certainly beg to differ considering the outpouring of emails, social media posts and phone calls. All of Wayne and Allison’s children have been raised with the emphasis of love, caring, compassion and the odd threat of consequences for their actions. Jordan’s first love before lacrosse was hockey because of his dad and brother. He was an avid sports enthusiast loving hockey, box lacrosse and field lacrosse. He was a zealous competitor. Everything Jordan set his mind to he put more than 100% into. He was always the earliest, the hardest working and most coachable player in the arena. He had something indescribable, that heart-filled drive. If we had 20 players exactly like Jordan, the team would never lose a game. Jordan played for the Strathmore Storm, Strathmore Venom, Zone 2 Bantam Summer Games, Okotoks Midget A Raiders, Rockyview Midget A Rage, Silvertips Jr B1, Raiders Jr A, Team Alberta Field, Mustang Starz Elite, WestCoast Starz & High Rollers. Jordan was coaching and mentoring younger lacrosse players with Mustang Lacrosse and just about to begin his 2016 season with the Mustang Starz Elite team. Jordan had just returned from winning a bronze medal at Field Lacrosse Nationals with Team Alberta. He was entering his final year of high school, preparing to head to the University of Montana to show his powerful spirit to the lacrosse community there. A colourful Celebration of Jordan’s life will be held in the Strathmore Civic Centre (120 Brent Blvd, Strathmore, AB) on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm. We encourage you to wear your team jerseys or pinnies. A private inurnment will be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens at a later time. The family thankfully acknowledges all messages of support and appreciatively requests in lieu of flowers and food, donations can be made to Mustang Starz, Box 14, Black Diamond, AB, T0H 0H0 or to Epilepsy Canada, 2255B Queen Street East, Suite 336, Toronto, Ontario, M4E 1G3. To express condolences, please visit: www.mountainviewmemorial.ca. Funeral Home Mountain View Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home 1605 - 100 Street S.E.Calgary, AB T1X 0L4.

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SOBOL, Jonathan Robert

 

It is with grieving and broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Jonathan Robert Sobol, age 33. Jon was taken from us in a tragic collision on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 near Irricana, Alberta. As an Executive Chef (Starbelly Restaurant), son, brother, uncle, nephew, mentor and friend, Jon possessed amazing skills, inspiration, a love of life and the ability to be a person everyone wanted to be around. He will be so badly missed, but never forgotten. Jon leaves to mourn his partner and true love, Katelin Bland, his parents Bob and Gina Sobol, his sister Denise (Ryan) along with his favourite niece and nephew Aryn and Lucas, his baby brother Tom, aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends and colleagues. Funeral Services were held on Monday, September 5, 2016 at Hope Community Covenant Church (245 Brent Blvd. Strathmore) at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Glenn Peterson officiating. Jon’s special project, at the time of his passing, was to raise funds for the Calgary Health Trust in an effort to move the South Campus Community Garden forward. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the South Health Campus Wellness Garden (c/o Calgary Health Trust - 800, 11012 Macleod Trail SE Calgary, AB T2J 6A5 or online at http://secure.calgaryhealthtrust.ca/jonathansobol). To send condolences, please visit Jon’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca

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MORGAN, Chris Robert
February 17, 1964 - August 29, 2016

 

On Monday, August 29th, Chris unexpectedly passed away in his sleep. He was a kind and gentle man with love for family, fishing and friends. Chris lived a simple life with many challenges. Unfortunately his heart just wasn’t strong enough to make it through this life. Pre deceased by his best friend/father, Floyd Morgan, survived by his mother, Saundra (Christensen) Morgan, his sister, Cathie (Morgan) Payne, her husband, Larry Payne and their four children, Christy (Payne) Weber, her husband Daniel Weber and their two children, Bailey and Collin; Carlee (Payne) Holmoe, her husband Danny Holmoe and their son Rocky; Michael Payne and Mitchell Payne... as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly. Memorial services were held on Friday, September 2nd at Lord of All Lutheran church, followed by the burial at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. To send condolences, please visit Chris’ obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca

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McNAIR, Dorothy Elizabeth

 

It is with profound sadness the family of Dorothy McNair announces her passing on September 1, 2016 at her home at Sagewood Seniors Residence, surrounded by family and caregivers, at the age of 87 years. Dorothy was born in Beiseker on October 26, 1928. She worked for various local farmers in the area, eventually coming to work at the laundry department at the Calgary General Hospital. She married Ed McNair on March 31, 1959 and moved to the farm on the Rosebud River. Together they raised 4 children, farmed and built McNair Sand and Gravel. Dorothy loved to cook, sew, grow vegetables in her garden and tend to the various orphaned animals that came into her care. Dorothy’s joy in life was her family, and giving to others. In later years she welcomed 10 grandchildren, traveled to various countries and spent winters in Waikiki with Ed. Dorothy is predeceased by her husband Ed McNair, brothers Mervin and Harvey Hempel, sisters Ruby Bessey and Edith Zolmer and three infant siblings. She is survived by her four children, Ann (Rej), Monty (Juanita), Miles (Geanette) and Roger, grandchildren Dani (Dan) Richard, Stephanie (Steve) Cody, Matt, Mitchell, Evan, Amber, Sarah and Andy, siblings Neil Hempel(Audrey), Violet Hempel as well as many nieces and nephews. Dorothy lived a full life full of fun times, family, jokes and laughs. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Beiseker Community Hall at 11:00 a.m. Interment at the Zion United Cemetery, refreshments to follow. Donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association (#204, 2323-32 ave.NE, Calgary T2E 6Z3) or the Strathmore Hospital Foundation (200 Brent Blvd, Strathmore T1P 1J9) To send condolences, please visit Dorothy’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca

MORTON, Bill (Pops)
1938-2016

 

It is with sadness that the family announces Bill’s passing on July 21, 2016 at the Calgary Foothills Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Doris; and his 8 children, Tracy (Ken), Scott (Jill), Jodi (Doug), Kelly (Melanie), Katherine, Doreen (Jim), Dalynne (Ralph) and Darwin; 13 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, his brother Cliff (Lynne), two uncles, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bill retired from the Alberta Wheat Pool in 1998. He was actively involved in hunting, hockey, curling, fastball and slow-pitch.
His Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday September 10, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Carseland Community Hall in Carseland, Alberta on Railway Avenue West.
After the service, a game of scrub ball will follow. If you wish to participate, please bring your own equipment, “road pop” drink and chairs.
In lieu of flowers, Bill asked to have donations be made to the Wheatland Hospice, Box 2154, Strathmore, Alberta, T1P 1K2
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Whitwell, Irene (nee Durn)
April 28, 1917 - Aug. 16, 2016

 

Irene passed away peacefully at the Sagewood nursing home in Strathmore, Alberta, at the age of 99 years. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur. She will be fondly remembered for her love of animals, especially dogs. At her request no service will be held. To send condolences, please visit Irene’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca