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WALLS, Ivan
Jan. 26, 1939 – Aug. 10, 2016

 

It is with great sorrow that Ivan Walls of Strathmore, Alberta passed away on August 10, 2016 at the age of 77 years. Ivan was born in Nightingale, Alberta on the family farm on January 26, 1939. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who farmed most of his life. He semi-retired in 1990 to Strathmore where he operated Ivarose Small Engine Repair until his passing. Ivan is survived by his soul mate and wife, Rosemarie; son Clint and his children, Stephanie, Cam (Kendra) and their daughter Harper, Caitlin (Jon) and their daughter, Sadie; son Mervin (Wendy) and their children Matt and his son Cohan, Jason (Sasha) and their daughter Maddy, Kara (Dylan) and their children Presley, Tylen, and Averie; son Wade and his children Kaley and Conrad; daughter Tammy and her son Jordan; brothers Eldon and Clayton; and sister Etta (Gil). He is predeceased by his parents Henry and Elizabeth; sisters Audrey (Jack) Knight and Doris (Neil) Hamilton; brother Thomas (Kathleen); and brother-in-law Melvin Muenchrath. He will be sadly missed by many family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Hope Community Covenant Church (245 Brent Blvd., Strathmore) at 1:00 p.m. with a celebration of life to follow at the Strathmore Legion. In lieu of flowers, Ivan asked to have donations made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society (#200, 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 2P5). To send condolences please visit Ivan’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.

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Sharpe, Byron
Oct. 23, 1947 - Aug. 15, 2016

 

Byron Sharpe passed away peacefully at home on Monday, August 15th, 2016 at the age of 68. A Celebration of Byron’s Life will be held at Harvest Healing Centre (102 Canal Gardens, Strathmore) on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 11:00 am. Byron is survived by his loving wife Rebecca; son Shane (Mindy); daughter Candace (Ken) Gratton; sisters Wenda (Richard) Tiessen and Dayle (Bill) Fedoriw; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his mother and father Ron and Leilah Sharpe; his brother Collin and son Troy. To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Byron please visit www.choicememorial.com. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.

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SANDWICK, Doris Emma (nee Varty)
March 3, 1937 – Aug. 12, 2016

 

Doris Sandwick, beloved wife of Albert Sandwick passed away at the Strathmore Hospital on August 12, 2016 surrounded by her family. Doris was born in Dundurn, Saskatchewan and grew up in the Saskatoon area. It was there she married Albert Sandwick in September of 1956. They moved to Penticton, B.C. in 1961 and then to Calgary, Alberta in 1964. In 1975 they moved to Turtle Lake, Saskatchewan and then back to Calgary in 1978 where they stayed until moving to Strathmore in 2006. Doris is survived by her loving husband Albert, daughters Lori Sandwick, Lana (Gil) Helgeson, and Lianne Joyce (Andrew Abbott); grandchildren Lindsey (Russ) Johnson, Tammy, Lisa, Kaylyn, Billy and Nikolaus; six great grandchildren; sister Fay (Rob) Woronuk, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Lyle and Lillian Varty, son Collin and grandson Allen as well as siblings Shirley Bibby and Stanley Varty. A service in honor of Doris Emma Sandwick will be held on Friday, August 19, 2016 at Lord of All Lutheran Church (112 Lakeside Blvd) Strathmore at 1:30 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made directly to the charity of your choice. A sincere thankyou goes out to all the staff at the Strathmore Hospital. To send condolences, please visit Doris’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca

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KAPANIUK, Lillian Evelyn
Feb. 4, 1922 – Aug. 10, 2016

 

It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Lillian Kapaniuk on August 10, 2016 in Strathmore. Lil was predeceased by her husband, Bill and her brother, Barney. She is survived by her children, Garry (Lorna) and Eva; grandchildren Tamara, Jenise (Greg), Warren (Debra), and Kyle; seven great-grandchildren; and sister Edith. Donations in Lil’s name may be made directly to the Village of Standard First Responders (Box 249, Standard, T0J 3G0). A memorial service was held on Monday, August 15, 2016 at Nazareth Lutheran Church (Standard) at 1:00 p.m. To send condolences, please visit Lil’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.

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TAYLOR, Billy “Bill” Murray
February 5, 1930 - August 2, 2016

 

It is with great sadness that we announce Bill’s passing at the age of 86 at the Foothills Hospital surrounded by his family. Loved ones will miss his kindness, humour, and that he freely gave his love and time. He and Ellie loved to travel and had many laughs with family and friends along the way. Bill was a Charter Member of the Carseland Lions Club and also volunteered for many years for the Calgary Stampede Show Band and the International Committee, as well as countless hours in the community. Born in Calgary, Bill and his mother moved to Cluny, AB when he was an infant. He attended school in Gleichen and Cluny. He finished High School in Carseland, then attended the Institute of Technology, taking Agricultural Mechanics where he later taught for a decade. He courted and married the beautiful Eleanor Lausen in 1959, then lived on the farm close to Carseland where the couple raised three children. They moved from the farm to Strathmore in 2006. Bill is predeceased by his mother, Ellen Elizabeth Alexander, and the man he considered a father, Keith Robson. He will be missed by his wife, Ellie; daughter Susan Eadie (Dwayne), son Bruce Taylor (Eugene), and daughter Nancy Kettenbach (Ray). His granddaughters, Kara Sallows (Brad) and Megan Finch (Scott), and his grandson, Riley Kettenbach, will miss him dearly. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the Carseland Community Hall at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Bill asked for any donations to be made directly to the Wheatland Hospice Society. (Box 2154, Strathmore, AB, T1P 1K2). To send condolences, please visit Bill’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.

BIBLOW, Lydia

 

Lydia Mary Biblow was born on January 18, 1926 and passed away July 27, 2016 at age 90. Lydia was the eldest of 7 siblings born to Nikodemus and Rose (Segmiller) Hertz who immigrated to Canada and struggled through the depression and dry conditions of the dirty 30’s. Lydia grew up on the family farm near New Brigden/Oyen and took her High School via correspondence with her final year completed at St. Mary’s Girl’s School in Calgary. Lydia went on to become a school teacher and taught in Oyen, Acadia Valley, Foremost, Rosebud and finally the Catholic Separate School Board in Calgary. Lydia loved teaching, especially little children. After retiring from teaching, she established the babysitting room at St. Cecilia’s and looked after children during Mass. Lydia was a devout Catholic and was very proud to be a member of the CWL for 70 years and for being honoured at St. Cecilia’s 50th Anniversary. Lydia was predeceased by her son Howard in 1974, her parents Nick Hertz and Rose Hertz plus 4 siblings: Rosie Hertz, Emily Buchanan, Marjorie Crawford and Ralph Hertz. Lydia is survived by her children Gordon Biblow, Twylla Tyson, Karen Hunter (Dale) and Linley Biblow and grandchildren Dustin, Nick (Janelle), Adelita (Hunter), Erin and Levi and her siblings Dorothy Smigelski and Danny Hertz (Bonnie) along with an extended family of relatives. Funeral services were held on August 4, 2016 at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Parish. If desired, donations can be made to St. Cecilia’s (321 - 90th Avenue SE, Calgary T2J 0A1). The family wishes to thank the Staff at the Southwood Care Centre Hospice for the wonderful care Lydia received over the past 2 months. To express condolences, please visit: www.mountainviewmemorial.ca.

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DUBRICK, Myrna Elaine

 

In Loving Memory of Myrna Elaine Dubrick who left us to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. She was with members of her family and a close friend as she moved peacefully into the Lord’s loving care. She was pre-deceased by her sister Vivian; her mother Ruth and her father Mel. She is survived by her husband Shaun and her six children; Wayne (Sharon), Glen (Terry), Kevin, Stacey, Kim and Shari (Troy); sisters Marion (Ken) and Diane (Ron); grandchildren Ryan, Stephen (Arlen), Bobby, Jacqueline (Marlin), Ashley (Alex), Brandon, Devon, Cassidy and Josh; as well as her great-grandchildren Aurora, Isabell and Cooper. At 82, she had lived a long, full life with many stories and memories to share. She would not want us to grieve but to live with the happy memories. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 8, 2016 at Strathmore Alliance Church (325 1st Ave, Strathmore, AB) at 1:00 p.m. with refreshments to follow after the internment service. Viewing and visitation will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Wheatland Funeral Home (202 Lakeside Blvd, Strathmore). To send condolences, please visit Myrna’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.

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Burton, Joyce (nee Newton)

 

Born September 15, 1941 in Bellevue, Alberta. Died July 22, 2016 in Strathmore, Alberta. Joyce was previously deceased by her parents, Herbert and Telene Newton, brother Joe (Rose), brother Alfred “Babe” (Jo), sister Madeline and brother-in-law Rick Petrone. Joyce was happiest when involved with her children and grandchildren, whether it was teaching them to ride horses, watching them curl, watching them play ball, listening to their piano recitals, watching their plays or Christmas concerts, playing pass-the-ace, grandchildren teaching her to text on her iPhone or teaching her how to use her computer, or just spending time together. Joyce was an avid and accomplished horsewoman, winning numerous competitions including Grand Champion for Endurance Riding. She loved the acreage that she and Dan had lived on and the work that came with it too. They had five horses over the years and they were her passion. She loved everything about her horses, Coal, Spring, Drifter, Charro, and Wynter, whether it was brushing them, riding them or even raking up their poop, she just couldn’t get enough of them. She enjoyed many sports during her lifetime. She was a competitive curler, curling coach and instructor, a competitive fastball player, an accomplished dancer (even dancing on tv in her younger days), competitive bowler, bike rider, tennis player, dart player, and enjoyed shuffleboard and fly fishing in her younger days with her dad. She loved to watch golf on TV and she was also an avid fan of hockey. I am not sure there is anyone that knew more about the game, the players, the stats, the schedule, or who watched more games than she did. Joyce also loved to play cards and games, but bridge was her favourite. She enjoyed playing every chance she could. She taught many people how to play over the years and encouraged everyone to play as often as they could. She could always be counted on to ask any new friends or acquaintances that she met, do you play bridge? Joyce had a fantastic sense of humour and could banter with the best of them. She loved to play pranks and was a good sport when a prank was played on her. Of course, over the years during many curling bonspiels you could always count on at least one short sheeted bed, spiders in your toilet paper, the sleeves of your shirts might be sewn closed or on Sammy the snake showing up in the most unlikely of places, like hot tubs, in your bed or even in between the curling rocks on a sheet of curling ice during a competition. Joyce had a sense of adventure too. When asked many years ago to fill in for a friend to drive a pilot car up the Alaska Highway and then up the Dempster Highway to within 9 miles of the Arctic Circle, she of course said yes. On that trip there was a terrible accident with one of the trucks ahead of her. Joyce stayed through the night by the side of a young man who had been gravely injured in the accident, helping to keep the young man alive. Joyce was an animal lover, through and through. Over the years many dogs and cats and even a budgie would come to know her gentle ways. She rescued five cats: Sam, Patches, Rio, Tigger and Max, and five dogs: Shadow, Whiskey, Brandy, Baby & Mandy. There wasn’t a horse, dog or cat that Joyce couldn’t pet or get up to. She was truly an animal whisperer. Joyce was an advocate for the underdog and she wasn’t afraid to go after the big wigs on city councils, and in provincial government when it came to trying to save natural sand dunes and pristine areas of land in Alberta. Joyce loved going to movies, a pastime that she had since she was a little girl. She especially loved the Star Wars and Star Trek series of movies, a passion she shared with her grandson. Joyce was an active volunteer, whether it was the Senior Summer Games, curling executives, curling provincials, fastball organizations, bridge clubs, senior centre activities, Search and Rescue, figure skating club, service clubs, schools, teaching and coaching ball, curling, horseback riding. Joyce was not one to back down from a fight, unfortunately for her she had to fight most of her life with rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and lately AFib, breast cancer, and finally rare liver cancer. She put up a valiant battle for a long time. She is finally pain free. Joyce leaves behind her husband of 54 years Daniel “Dan”, daughters Lorelei Garnett (Jack), & Adele Davidson (Darcey), granddaughter Ashten Garnett, grandson Scott Garnett (partner Jacqueline) granddaughters Carly Davidson & Cassidy Davidson, grandpuppies Abby & Charlie, sister Lillian Petrone, brother John Newton (Sharon), several nieces and nephews and many friends. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the acute care staff and Dr. Manocha at the Strathmore Hospital for the exceptional care during Joyce’s final days. And to Dr. Maria Muller for the compassionate care Joyce has received over the years. At the request of the deceased there will be no service or funeral. In lieu of flowers or cards please make a donation to Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (Bay G 3851-21 Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6T5). To send condolences, please visit Joyce’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca

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HUNTLEY, Stanley Wilfred
March 30, 1950 – August 1, 2016

 

Stanley Huntley of Lyalta, Alberta passed away peacefully at home with his girls by his side. Stan The Man will be greatly missed by his daughters Kimberley (Patrick) Proust and Laura (Bill) Elliott; grandchildren Elizabeth, Jackson, Quynn and Zander; sister Glenda; Brother Max (Laurie); nephews Brad (Krista) and Jeff (Sheena); and loving companion Rosie Fellowes. Stan is predeceased by his parents Gordon and Mattie. Stan had a huge passion for the game, be it volleyball, baseball, broomball, basketball or trapshooting. He had a larger than life presence and was always the life of the party and he loved to have fun. He had a carefree attitude and very kind heart and would give you the shirt off his back. Stan was an amazing father to his girls and was so proud of his grandkids. He will be remembered for his infectious smile, bright blue eyes, quick wit and contagious laugh. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August 5, 2016 at Hope Community Covenant Church (245 Brent Blvd.) at 2:00p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made directly to the Strathmore Home Care (200 Brent Blvd., Strathmore, T1P 1J9) or Cancer Research at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (1331 – 29, St. N.W., Calgary, T2N 4N2). To send condolences, please visit Stan’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.

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CLARK, Frederick Joseph
Aug. 8, 1951 – Kitchener, ON
July 23, 2016 – Strathmore, AB

 

Frederick, beloved husband of Janis of Strathmore, Alberta, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the age of 64 years.
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, punster, enthusiastic amateur troubadour, and bustling inspiration of joie de vivre, Fred Clark passed away peacefully on July 23, 2016, surrounded by his family and friends. Fred was passionate about his love for family, faith, friends, work, and volunteer involvements. He could often be found singing loudly, cracking jokes, or dancing about. Fred is and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Janis (née Anderson); his children Johnathan (Stephanie), Catherine Jones (Christofer), James (Linda), Jeffrey (Robin), Christina, and Jeremy; and his 10 grandchildren. A public viewing will be held at 12 noon followed by funeral services at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 30th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, (60 Maplewood Dr, Strathmore, Alberta). Graveside Services to follow at Rockyview Garden of Peace Cemetery (16 Ave and Garden Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB).
Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.
In living memory of Frederick Joseph Clark, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403- 248-8585.

IVANY, Raymond Roger
November 29, 1966 - July 21, 2016

 

Raymond Roger Ivany, 49, of Wheatland County, Alberta passed away July 21st, 2016. He was predeceased by his father. He is survived by Kari Ivany, best friend and wife, four children, two grandchildren, his mother, and five siblings. Thank you to the staff at Strathmore Hospital. A celebration of life for Ray will be held in November. In lieu of flowers, please donate directly to the Strathmore Hospital Ladies Auxiliary (200 Brent Blvd., Strathmore, T1P 1J9).
“If you’re not first, you’re last” -Ricky Bobby.
To send condolences, please visit Ray’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.

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GUSTAVSEN, Lilian Elizabeth (nee Fortems)
Nov. 23, 1919 – July 15, 2016

 

Lilian was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and passed away at Strathmore Hospital in Strathmore, Alberta where she resided. She was married to Aksel Gustavsen in 1945 who predeceased her in 2002. She is also predeceased by her daughter, Marlene Hager in 2015. Lilian is survived by her son-in-law, Ken Hager; grandchildren Todd and Troy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Grandma had many achievements in her life, most notably that she was a teacher from the age of 17 until she was 75. She will be missed. At Lilian’s request, there will be no funeral service. To send condolences, please visit Lilian’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.

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KERNAGHAN, Linda Gail
May 3, 1947 - July 11, 2016

 

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Linda Gail Kernaghan. Linda passed away peacefully on July 11, 2016 with her children by her side. She will be dearly missed by her children, Lynette (Brent) Aschenbrenner and Mel Forgues; grandsons Mitchell and Jared Aschenbrenner; numerous nieces and nephews, a large extended family and cherished friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Dave and Nettie; brothers Gerald, Melvin, and Robert; and sisters Donna, Audrey, and Sharon. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, July 22, 2016 at the Royal Canadian Legion (230, 2 Ave, Strathmore) at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes can be made in Linda’s name to Strathmore Royal Canadian Legion #10 (Box 2141, Strathmore, T1P 1K1) or to the Canadian Cancer Society (#200, 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, T2E 2P5). To send condolences, please visit Linda’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.

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PRESCOTT, George Jones
Nov. 20, 1930 ~ July 16, 2016

 

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of George Prescott of Strathmore on July 16, 2016 at the age of 85. George will be sadly missed by his wife of 62 years, Ruby Prescott; sons, Terry Prescott (Chris), Barry Prescott and Jerry Prescott (Pam); his grandchildren, Tyler, Kailey, Riley and Emily Prescott and Sarah McNeill as well as nieces and nephews. He is lovingly remembered by his sister Margret Cole of New Brunswick. George was predeceased by his sister Katie. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Thursday July 21, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home (1605 100 Street SE, Calgary AB). A Graveside Service will be held on Friday July 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Mountain View Memorial Gardens followed by a Celebration of Life in the Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. The family would like to thank the staff at AgeCare Sagewood in Strathmore for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to STARS Air Ambulance 1-855-516-4848 or 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570 Calgary, AB T2E 8M7. To express condolences, please visit: www.mountainviewmemorial.ca.

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Boyd, Patricia Lynn (nee Stubbs)
July 7, 1954-July 8, 2016

 

It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the passing of our beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Daughter and Sister, Patricia (Patti) Lynn Boyd (nee Stubbs) on July 8, 2016, just a day after her 62nd birthday. Patti will be deeply missed by her husband of 42 years, Owen Boyd, sons Kevin Boyd (Angie) and Kelly Boyd, brothers William (Bill) Stubbs (Heather) and Barry Stubbs (Karla), mother Caroline Stubbs (nee Tyess), grandchildren Tessa and Tyson Boyd, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Robert William (Bill) Stubbs in 1998. Patti was born in Hanna Alberta where she graduated high school in 1972 and married the love of her life, Owen Boyd in 1973. In 1991 they moved their little family of four to Strathmore where they remained to raise their children, retire and watch their grandchildren grow. For many years Patti tended to her mother Caroline’s joy, care and wellbeing and continued to look after her mom until she was no longer able to manage due to her failing health. She was a caregiver at heart, and found her life niche and true calling working with, as well as advocating for the elderly as a Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN) in senior care facilities. Patti had been suffering from Myelodysplasia, a form of bone marrow failure for a little more than two years; sadly, she succumbed to complications of the disease before being able to receive a stem cell transplant. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. We would like to thank all the health care staff, including all the Doctors, the lab techs, all the nursing staff, and all support staff over the past few years who helped Patti through this long process. There are too many names to mention, you all mean so much to us for all that you have done and the care that you have provided. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the friends and family who have been there for support and comfort through this time, you will never know how much your strength has supported us. An open house Celebration of Life will be held on Monday July 18, 2016 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 in Strathmore, AB from 1:30 till 4:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplasia Association of Canada (Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplasia Association of Canada, 11181 Yonge Street, Suite 321, Richmond Hill, ON, L4S 1L2 or by following the link https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/3492) or any donations received by the family will be donated in Patti’s name for research in to this little known life threatening disease. To send condolences, please visit Patti’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.