VAN HAREN, Margaret Wednesday, January 18 2017
VAN HAREN, Margaret
Margaret (Maaike) Van Haren was born in Ureterp, Friesland on January 29, 1934, the oldest daughter of Gerrit and Aukje (de Jong) Vander Heide. When she was 14 years old, she immigrated
to Canada with her family. They settled in Southern Alberta. At the age of 15, she met and fell in love with John Van Haren. They got married six years later in Iron Springs. John and Margaret moved to Lacombe in 1958 and farmed in the Lincoln District. Margaret worked hard alongside her husband on the farm and she was an active participant in her community. When Margaret and John moved into town in 1990, they enjoyed bowling, traveling, and visiting friends and family over coffee. After John passed away June 8, 2012, Margaret continued to show warmth and kindness to others and to rely on God for comfort and guidance.
Her family includes Agnes and Tony Meyer; Erwin and Judy Van Harden; Winnie and Pete VanderMeulen; Grace and Ben Rietema, George Van Haren (1979), and Hilda and Henry de Leyer; 17 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. We will miss her kind and hospitable spirit, her trust in God’s hand in her life, and her great love for her family.
She will be lovingly remembered by her four sisters Hennie (Kase) Spelt, Trix (Bill) Weenink, Daisy (Reg) Penney, and Gerda (Dave) Eymundson as well as her sister-in-law Jackie (Hidde) Vander Heide-Born. She was pre-deceased by her brother Duane Vander Heide. She is also survived by John’s two sisters Cor and Hein, and one brother Gys in Holland. She will be missed by the extended Vander Heide and Van Haren families.
The family would like to express deep appreciation for the care and support given by the staff at Lacombe Lodge as well as the Bentley Care Centre.
Funeral Services will be held from the Woody Nook Christian Reformed Church on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 1:00 PM. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Rehoboth Camp Ministry or to the Lending Cupboard. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting
of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements.
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NIENHUIS, Cor Tuesday, January 17 2017
Cor Nienhuis went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 17, 2017 at the age of 90 years. Cor was born to Kornelis and Zwaantje Nienhuis on December 13, 1926 in Granum, Alberta. His
growing up years were spent on farms near Granum, Innisfail, Penhold and Lacombe.
As a young man he loved to sing with his friends and play the harmonica. He was a farm worker, truck driver, house mover, road builder – a man of many talents. On July 7, 1954 he married the love of his life, Pearl Bruinsma. They settled in the Lacombe area and were blessed with three children. Cor spent many years working in the sand and gravel business as owner of Parkland Sand & Gravel. In their retirement years Cor and Pearl moved to Abbotsford, B.C. where Cor cultivated a love for landscaping and gardening on their acreage. They loved to travel with their truck and holiday trailer, spending winters in California and Arizona and making many trips to Alberta to visit their family. Cor will be lovingly remembered by his wife Pearl, and his children and grandchildren: Cindy and Paul Prins – Corinna; Brian and Pauline Nienhuis – Quinn, Emma; Sandra and Bob Blattler – Christopher, Lauren, Bryce as well as his sister Pearl Meindersma and his many brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews. Cor was predeceased by his parents, his brother John, grandson Ian, a brother in law and three sisters in law.
A service of remembrance will be held on Monday, January 23rd at 1:30 p.m. at First Christian Reformed Church, 16 McVicar St., Red Deer. The family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful care given to Cor on Unit 1400, Extendicare Michener Hill and also at the Clearwater Care Centre in Rocky Mtn. House. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to World Renew, 3475 Mainway, STN LCD 1, Burlington, ON, L7R 3Y8 or online at To send a condolence, please visit
Phone: Lacombe 403.782.3366 or Rimbey 403.843.3388
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CHAYTORS, Yvonne Tuesday, January 17 2017
1942 – 2017
Yvonne Alene Chaytors of Airdrie, passed away in Calgary on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the age of 74 years.
A graveside service will be held at the Gleichen Cemetery,
Gleichen on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
Yvonne will be remembered by her brothers John (Shirley) Patton of Calgary and Victor (Rosella) Patton of Dalmeny, Saskatchewan; sisters Frances Hanzel of Airdrie, Cecelia Robicheau of Red Deer and Dorathy May Patton (Bill) of Calgary and by numerous members of her extended family.
She was predeceased by her parents Frank and Eleane Patton; sister Annette Gallant; brother-in-law Don Gallant.
Yvonne was born in Rocky Mountain House June 4, 1942.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Yvonne’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P5 (
Arrangements in care of
Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778
KOENIG, Charles Gerald (Chuck) Monday, January 16 2017
KOENIG, Charles Gerald
Apr. 14, 1934 – Jan. 16, 2017

Charles (Chuck) Koenig passed away at Bethany Collegeside on January 16, 2017 at the age of 82 years. Chuck was an avid golfer, with seven hole
in ones in his golfing career. He had a love of the outdoors, which he enjoyed by years of camping and fishing. Chuck was self-employed throughout his life, with many fulfilling careers. Chuck will be fondly remembered by his loving wife Helen; his children, Kevin, Gregg (Carolyn), and Pam (Darryl); his siblings, Tom and Warren from B.C., and Marilyn and Donald from Red Deer; as well as his many grand-children and great-grandchildren. Chuck was predeceased by his parents Katie and William; the children’s mother, Shirley; as well as his brother Mel. The family would like to thank the staff at Bethany Collegeside for the loving care they gave to Chuck. A private family graveside service will be held at Alto-Reste Cemetery in Red Deer, Alberta. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta, #1, 5550-45 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1L1. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to
4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-2222.
NIBLOCK (Nee Nelson), Violet Mamie Monday, January 16 2017
NIBLOCK, Violet Mamie (Nee Nelson)
April 27, 1923 Rainy Creek near Bentley, Alberta
January 16, 2017 Innisfail, Alberta
It is with great sadness we announce that, surrounded by family, Violet Niblock
peacefully passed away in the Innisfail Hospital on January 16th at the age of 93 years.
Violet was a wonderful lady, who treasured her family and made friendships easily; many of which lasted entire lifetimes.
Violet was born and went to school in the Rainy Creek area of Alberta (near Bentley), the second oldest girl of eight children of Marius and Ava Nelson. Family picnics of the large extended Nelson and Burger families were a special remembrance.
In 1941, Violet married Joe Niblock and moved to the Innisfail area. First to a homestead farm, and then to a house across from the Niobe elevator which Joe ran until his retirement. They then moved to Innisfail where they lived for the remainder of each of their lives.
Joe and Violet had 3 children, Gail (John Mann), Larry (Joan), and David (Valerie). They were also blessed with seven grandchildren, Crystal (Heidi), Kevin (Christine), Stuart, Scott, Leanne, Jenny (George Lesko), and James, as well as 9 great grandchildren, Darren, Emily and Cassie, Alex, Katie, and Ava, Ivory, Makiah and Phoenix.
Violet is survived by her sister, Kay (Scotty Cameron, 1998), her brother, Nels (Annette), and their families.
Violet was predeceased by her husband, Joe (1985), daughter Gail (1998), her parents Marius and Ava Nelson, her sister Almeda and brothers Samuel, Vincent, Andrew, and Walter.
For the past 20 years, Aunty Violet was the last senior member of the Niblock generation, and will be deeply missed by all members of the Niblock, Daines, Champ, Lewellyn, and Drummond families, who loved hearing her stories.
Violet loved to garden both vegetables and flowers, with her flower gardens always having the brightest and biggest displays of colours. Hand watering and fertilizing always seemed to bring out the best of all of her plants. Violet also volunteered her entire life, even into her late 80’s. She volunteered at the Innisfail Legion, Meals on Wheels, Food Bank, the Historical Village, the Innisfail Tourist Bureau, and all church functions, as she was a long-term member of both the United and Presbyterian churches.
Violet lived a full life. She loved to bake and cook, to curl, to fish and camp, and to spend time with friends and family. Violet also worked at the Innisfail variety store and Houseman’s drug store. She especially liked working with the customers, she knew everyone’s name, and they all knew her.
Violet’s family was very important to her and she spent all the time she could talking and visiting with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. They remember wonderful family holidays, camping in the motor home and fishing, her candy jar that was never empty, her tight hugs, and her constant love and encouragement.
The Niblock family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Maree and the staff at the Innisfail Hospital for making Violet’s last few days comfortable.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of ones’ choice.
A funeral service will be held at the Innisfail United Church on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND FUNERAL SERVICES LTD., Innisfail entrusted with arrangements. 403-227-0006.
BREWER, Jacqueline Ann Monday, January 16 2017
It is with great sadness, we announce the unexpected passing of Jacqueline Ann Brewer on January 16, 2017 at the age of 46 years old. Jacqui was born on August 16, 1970 in Lacombe, AB to Keith
and Carol Brewer. She attended school in Lacombe, graduating from the Lacombe Composite High School in 1988. She was employed by Michener Centre for many years working as a caregiver. Jacqui loved music. She loved to laugh and had a very generous personality. She doted on her nieces and nephews as well as her great nieces and nephews, lavishing them at each visit. Jacqui was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at the age of 19 and underwent many surgeries and treatments in the years to follow. She never complained, often saying that others were worse off than her.
She is survived by her fiancée, Corey Holden, her parents Keith and Carol Brewer, her sister Judi (Russ) Buit and their children Rachelle (Mike) Bzdel (Logan and Tavia), Lacey (Richard) Tenbrinke (Gavin, Addison and Stella), Brandon (Taylor) Buit and her sister Joanne (Doug) Hall and their children Kelsey (Cam) Zylstra (Jayden and Chloe) and Daniel Hall.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church (5226-51 Ave, Lacombe). In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada ( Condolences may be made by visiting
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in charge of arrangements.
Phone: 403.782.3366 or 403.843.3388
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HAYHOE, Sylvia Margaret Monday, January 16 2017
HAYHOE, Sylvia Margaret
Dec. 7, 1917 – Jan. 16, 2017
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Sylvia M. Hayhoe on January 16, 2017 at the age of 99 years.
Sylvia is survived by her loving daughter-in-law,
Bernice Hayhoe; only grandson, Michael Hayhoe; nephew, John (Kathy) Fox of Toronto, ON and by extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Milton Hayhoe; her only son, Richard Hayhoe; parents, Carl and Christina Bergstrom; father and mother-in-law, Frederick and Mary Ann Hayhoe; brother-in-law, Fred Fox his wife Helen Fox and Olive Fox; dear friend, Charlie Olsen.
Sylvia grew up, attended school and resided in Sylvan Lake. When she married her husband, Milton she moved to Red Deer.
Sylvia was a very creative and talented woman who could make almost anything. She loved crafts and could sew, knit, crochet and made beautiful petit point pictures. Sylvia also was an avid photographer who won many awards for her beautiful pictures.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 4929 54 St, Red Deer AB on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Bernice and Michael would like to thank the staff at Michener Extendicare for the respectful care she received during her stay there.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Foundation, 3942 50A Ave, Red Deer AB T4N 4E7.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to
4820 – 45 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-2222
BEECROFT, Helen Buchanan Monday, January 16 2017
BEECROFT, Helen Buchanan
June 20, 1920 – Hesquiat,
British Columbia
January 16, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta
Helen Beecroft passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the age of 96 years.
Helen was
the oldest surviving child of “Cougar Annie” of Boat Basin, BC.
Helen is survived by one son, Leonard Franklin Beecroft of Calgary, AB; two daughters, Elizabeth Anne Moss of Gander, NFLD and Pearl Rose Beecroft of Calgary; six grandchildren, Andrew, Leslie, Bryan, Stephen, Leanne, and Keith as well as four great-grandchildren, William, Genevieve, Chloe and Mason.
Helen was predeceased by her mother Ada Annie Lawson in 1985 as well as several siblings over the years.
As per Helen’s wishes, no services will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through
For those who wish, donations in Helen’s memory may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: 1-(403)205-4455,
In living memory of Helen Beecroft,
a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Calgary, AB, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.
PETERSEN, Patricia (Pat) Sunday, January 15 2017
PETERSEN, Patricia (Pat)
June 19, 1952 –
January 15, 2017

Patricia Petersen of Red Deer, passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Hospice on Sunday January 15, 2017 at the age of 64 years. Pat, a
dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend will be profoundly missed by her mother Ruth James, husband James (Jim) Petersen, son Joseph Petersen, daughter-in-law Katherine Petersen, grand-daughters Emily, Lena and Natalie, her brother and sister in-law Randall and Arlene James and their children Lindsay and Colin, as well as those to whom she was close. Patricia was predeceased by her son James (Jamie) Petersen and her father Alban James. Spending over two decades working for the Red Deer lab, Patricia made fast friends with her colleagues and stories of her time there are well known amongst her friends and family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SPCA and the Kidney Foundation. A service will be held at First Church of the Nazarene, 2 McVicar Street, Red Deer, on Friday January 20 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Dale Fallon officiating.
GORCAK (nee Kanik), Jennie Katherine Saturday, January 14 2017
GORCAK, Jennie Katherine (née Kanik)
September 22, 1922 – January 14, 2017

It is with sad acceptance and hearts full of love, that we announce the peaceful passing of our wonderful Mom, Grandma and
Great Grandma, Mrs. Jennie Gorcak, at Covenant Care, Villa Marie, Red Deer on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the age of 94 years. Mom was born in Coleman, Alberta to Johanna and John Kanik. Mom’s early life in the Crowsnest Pass was one of exploration of the majestic beauty of the mountains and in particular, the Crowsnest. Mom loved to tell the story of her climb, with older brother, Steve and Frances Gorcak to the Crowsnest Peak; and as prairie kids, we were pretty sure that was something of major importance – no mountains to climb in Veteran, Alberta; where Mom came to live with our Dad, George, following their marriage, in 1940. But, for Mom there still indeed were mountains to climb in east central Alberta, of another variety. Mom and Dad settled on property northeast of Veteran, in a tiny farm house, with no power, no running water, a bit of land and dreams for much more. They worked so hard to put together that dream, that eventually realized a full farming operation. Seven children arrived. While the early days at the farm had their challenges, they also brought the joys of family, good friends and neighbours. Mom was an excellent hostess who loved company – knocks on the door, expected or not, were welcomed with much warmth and enthusiasm. A great cook and baker of family-famous buns and pies, Mom’s skills were well-honed over the years. She loved her garden, her flowers, and took pride in her home. Kind, loving and gracious, Mom had other traits that displayed themselves at the card table. Poker, whist, crib – Mom was a skilled player, who could be a good loser but was always a great winner! No mercy for her children, or even her grandchildren, whose visits to the farm always included evenings at the kitchen table hoping to win a game or two – and those times remain some of the happiest, most carefree days for all of us. A good curler, who skipped her teams to trophies in local bonspiels over the years, a bowler, and in later years, a bingo lover, Mom was active through the years and enjoyed thoroughly learning new skills. She played Wii bowling with her grandkids and was clever at charades. She cheered her favourite team, the Calgary Flames, from the beginning, and still enjoyed hearing about their victories long after her sight had gone. When our Dad, in his final years of life, needed extra care and attention, Mom took care of him with a strength that was more than something to admire. Her deep love for Dad was evident in all she did, and upon Dad’s passing in 2000, after close to sixty years of marriage, her heart was broken. But she persevered, and with a strong faith, Mom came through her loss. Mom moved to the Redwoods Retirement Residence in 2009, and enjoyed her new friends and the warm environment of her home. In 2014, she moved to Covenant Care, Villa Marie, where she resided until her passing. Jennie leaves to mourn her children, Lenore (Joseph) Drevenak, David (Gayle) Gorcak, Sylvia (Peter) Stewart, Vicky (Clark) Craig, Denise (John) Templeton, and Cindy (Duane) Clemens; grandchildren, Mark Gorcak, Chandra (Jason) Hlady, Ginny (Jason) Edey, Leana (Marc) Virgo, Chad Drevenak, John (Theresa) Templeton, Ryan (Maureen) Stewart, Matthew (Jessica) Drevenak, Dr. George (Susan) Templeton, Dr. Jeffrey (Jocelyn Stewart) Craig, Kelly (Aaron) Gelling, Ashley Stewart, James (Marija) Templeton, Justin (Kathy Bielecki) Templeton, and Jennifer Gorcak. Mom was the proud great grandmother of twenty-one great grandchildren, ranging in age from twenty-one years to nineteen months old, and counting! Also left to miss her dearly is Mom’s sister, Agnes Parry, and many nephews and nieces and their families. Jennie was predeceased by her parents, parents-in-law, Joseph and Victoria Gorcak, infant daughter, Kathleen, husband, George, great grandson, Marvin Templeton, brother, Steve Mraz, sisters, Louise Kuran and Ethel Dobek, brothers and sisters-in-law, Stella Mraz, Joseph Kuran, John Dobek, Glyn Parry, Joseph and Josephine Gorcak, Albert and Frances Fischer, Norman and Catherine Connolly, Stephen and Blanche Gorcak, and Francis and Jacqueline Gorcak. Our deepest appreciation to the compassionate staff of Covenant Care, Villa Marie, whose amazing care of our Mom was instrumental in her comfort right up to the end. Mom was treated with the utmost dignity and consideration; and we are so very grateful to the entire team of professionals at Villa Marie. A most special thank you to our sister, Lenore and her husband, Joe, with whom Mom lived for a time following Dad’s passing, and who took care of so many things for Mom. Mom’s love of reading was curtailed after the loss of her sight but Lenore began to read to her over the phone, every night, often for hours, and Mom could continue to explore best-sellers, biographies, and new books for several years. And to our sister, Cindy and her daughter, Jennifer whose constant attention to Mom and regular weekend visits brought Mom so much joy we have heartfelt gratitude. Prayers for Jennie Gorcak will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5508 – 48A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with The Reverend Father Jozef Wroblewski celebrant. A Private Family Interment will be held at the Veteran Cemetery, at a later date. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of
6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040 or 1.800.481.7421.
CUMMINS (nee Huget), June Arlene Saturday, January 14 2017
June Arlene (nee Huget)

June Arlene Cummins (nee Huget), our Mother, Grandma, and Aunt passed away unexpectedly and suddenly at the Rockyview General Hospital on Saturday, January 14, 2017.
We celebrated her 83rd birthday while she was there. June was born January 8, 1934 in Red Deer.
June will be lovingly remembered by her children, Cathy Doran of Spokane, WA, Cindy Neilson, Cary Cummins (Bev) and Connie Claeys of Calgary; grandchildren, Jesse Doran of Spokane, WA, Christie Mah, Casey and Jillian (Frank) Neilson, Taylor (Chera) and Kelly Cummins all of Calgary; relatives in Red Deer, as well as nieces, nephews and sisters and brothers-in-law. She was predeceased by her parents, Petra and Harold Huget; and her son, Christopher. Spending time at the cabin with friends and relatives was always a favourite pastime. June had a creative streak inside her and enjoyed painting and charcoal drawings in the early years of her life. She was able to crochet something special for each grandchild as they arrived. June had a wonderful gift for playing the piano by ear and was often called upon to get the party started. June also remained active in her community attending coffee gatherings with friends, sing a-longs and potluck dinners. Recently, she was active on the Social Committee as well as volunteering her time playing piano at the local Senior Residence. June enjoyed working many of the local elections as a way of keeping in touch with neighbors and friends. In her later years, she enjoyed getting together with the Heritage Seniors group and was active in aqua-size at the local Acadia swimming pool. As a last note, we know June is surely grateful to be missing the impending inauguration south of the border! LOL At June’s request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers donations would be gratefully accepted at the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Calgary. Rest in Peace Mom – We Love You. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at
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BLAKE (nee Layton), Mary Saturday, January 14 2017
BLAKE, Mary (nee Layton)
Feb. 10, 1921 – Jan. 14, 2017

Mary Blake (née Layton), of Red Deer passed away peacefully at the Michener Hill Extendicare in the early hours of Saturday January 14, 2017.
was born on February 10, 1921 on her parents’ homestead west of Bentley, Alberta. Her education began at the one-room Benjamin school, riding there on horseback with her siblings. She completed high school in Lacombe and in 1940 she qualified as a teacher at the Calgary Normal School. She taught briefly at a remote country school west of Rimbey before joining the RCAF. During the Second World War she served as a corporal on several Canadian bases. Her veteran’s benefits made it possible to attend the University of British Columbia where she earned a degree in home economics and met her future husband. Mary and Humfrey Blake were married in 1947 and their two sons were born in Kelowna, BC. After Humfrey’ s untimely death in 1958 she returned to central Alberta where she taught Home-economics and English at Bentley High School. During the summer breaks she completed her Education degree from the University of Alberta. In 1965 she accepted a position at Central Jr. High School in Red Deer where she taught for another fifteen years. Retirement was Mary’s opportunity to travel and pursue a passionate interest in art. She explored many media including painting, textiles, and ceramics. The local arts community benefitted greatly from her support and informal instruction. She was a stalwart member of Gaetz United Church and volunteered much of her free time to the choir, the UCW, and other church programs.
Mary is survived by: her son John Francis (Mavis) Blake of Vancouver; her son Gerald Anthony (Lorraine) Blake of Red Deer; her grandson Adam James (Sara) Blake; Her grandson Brendan Neill (Ashley) Blake; her great-granddaughter Bridget Ann-Marie Blake and Bridget’s sister Layla D. Schmitt; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by: her husband F. Humfrey Blake; her parents Duncan McLean Layton and Annie Mary Layton (née Lockhart); her brother James L. (Beryl) Layton; her brother Robert D. (Clara) Layton; her brother Laurie R. (Lenore) Layton; her sister Jessie B. (Hal) Bodden; her brother Layton L. (Reva) Layton; and her grandson James D. Blake.
Mary’s family wishes to thank the staff at Extendicare for kind and respectful care she received during her stay there.
A funeral service will be held at Gaetz United Church in Red Deer in early February. The exact time and details will be announced at a later date.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to
4820 – 45 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-2222
O’HANLON, Michael James Saturday, January 14 2017
O’HANLON, Michael James
May 8, 1944 to Jan. 14, 2017
Mike was born in Vancouver and grew up in Calgary and Edmonton. While pursuing his B.Comm. at U of A, he met his wife Leslie and many lifelong friends.
Mike worked for a short time in the corporate sector then started up multiple small businesses, but soon found his vocation in academia. He returned to U of A to complete his MBA and then launched into his career as a professor of marketing. He taught at U of C, U of A and then became a tenured member of faculty at Red Deer College. During his 31 years at RDC, he made more lifelong friendships, and influenced and enriched the lives of many students. He never called his professorship “work”. Travel was an enduring passion for Mike and Leslie and they saw much of the world together. Mike was also a keen sailor and avid golfer, and spent many summer days on the water or on a golf course. Mike lived life very well; his zeal for life, constant quest for knowledge, wonderful sense of humour, unwavering commitment to family and friends, and kind heart will be missed by many. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Leslie of 49 and a half years, son Patrick (Jamie Kish) of Red Deer, daughter Meghan (Chris Snow) of Ottawa, sister Peggy (Don Barrie) of Edmonton, and grandchildren Tyler, Phillip and Hollis. He was predeceased by his parents Art (2010) and Jewel (1997) O’Hanlon. A celebration of Mike’s life will be held late spring or early summer; an announcement will follow. Memorial donations can be made to the Red Deer Hospice (
DOMONEY, George Friday, January 13 2017
1930 – 2017

Mr. George Domoney of the Edwell Area, passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, on Friday, January 13, 2017 at the age of 86 years. George was born and raised
in the Edwell Area, where he farmed all his life. He will be lovingly remembered by his son, Keith (Sharon) Domoney, daughter, Brenda (Dwayne) Shantz, and his grandchildren, Kyle (Kelsey), Cassie and Trent Domoney, and Justin and Brett Shantz. He will also be very sadly missed by his sister, Mildred (Joe) Dreeshen, Wilma (Lawrence) Barany, and a brother-in-law, Frank Allen. George was predeceased by his beloved wife of sixty-two years, Alice Domoney, a brother, Gene and a sister, Annie Allen. A Memorial Service in George’s Memory will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. Condolences may be sent or viewed at
Arrangements in care of
6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive),
Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
KINNIBURGH, Margaret Friday, January 13 2017

At 94 years, Margaret Millie (Nicoll) Kinniburgh died peacefully on Friday, January 13/17 at the ECCC in Lethbridge.
She is lovingly remembered as mother
to Catherine and Dale
Sazwan (Grande Prairie), Janet and Bob Richardson (Stettler), Wendy and Les Hilliard (Lethbridge); and seven grandchildren. Margaret was predeceased by husband, Dave Kinniburgh; daughter, Heather and brother, Francis.
Margaret’s life and faith will be celebrated at Airdrie United Church, 216 1 Ave., Airdrie, AB on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm.
Messages of condolence may be left for the family at
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FORBES, Bill Friday, January 13 2017
Aug. 28, 1951 – Jan. 13, 2017

Surrounded by his family, Bill passed into God’s loving care at the Mazankowski Heart Institute on Friday, January 13th. He will be lovingly remembered by
Ila, his wife of 36 years; son Jeffrey (Angela); daughter Karla (Adam) and precious grandchild Mikayla. Bill will be greatly missed by his brother Bob (Marilyn) Forbes of Cranbrook, B.C.; sister-in-law Janice Finlin (Jim); brother-in-law Terry Giebelhaus (Diane); sister-in-laws Shirley and Shauna Giebelhaus; sister-in-law Barb (Denis) Giebelhaus; sister-in-law Arlene (John) Sokoluk along with 15 nieces and nephews and their families. He also leaves to mourn, his best friend Duane Claerhout, wife Glenda and their four children.
Bill was predeceased by his parents Marg and Jack Forbes; father-in-law John Giebelhaus and three brother-in-laws Howard, Dennis and Philip Giebelhaus.
Bill was born and raised in Red Deer. His love of travel began at age 20 with a trip to Australia which resulted in five years of working and exploring Southeast Asia and Europe. Upon returning to Red Deer, Bill began his electrical apprenticeship which led to a challenging and rewarding career which included over twenty years with Nova Chemicals and the past five years with Husky Energy. His loving devotion to his family was evident in every aspect of his life. Bill’s sense of humour and ability to tell a great joke and story made him a man who was so well liked by family, friends and coworkers. His ability to inject laughter into a conversation came so effortlessly. Bill’s love of the outdoors played an important part in his life. November was one of his favorite months as he was an avid hunter, an interest that was initiated by his father.
No words adequately express the heartfelt gratitude we have for Dr. Welsh and the team of nurses on CCU 5A7 who cared for Bill so gently and compassionately and to the chaplains and music therapist who supported us during our darkest days.
A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 Ross St. Red Deer, AB on Saturday, January 21,2017 at 1 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the University Hospital Foundation
University Hospital Foundation
Donor Office – Room 1H1.91, WMC
8440 – 112 Street, N.W.
Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to
4820 – 45 Street, Red Deer.
WHITE (HACKMAN), Tammy Lorraine Friday, January 13 2017
Tammy Lorraine
Jan. 23, 1965 – Jan. 13, 2017
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Mrs. Tammy Lorraine White (Hackman), beloved wife Mr. Allan White, at the Red Deer
Regional Hospital Centre on Friday, January 13, 2017 at the age of 51 years. Besides her loving husband of twenty-five years, Allan, Tammy will be sadly missed by her parents, Ed and Claudia Hackman; her brothers, Bob and Rick (Kristina Mihalic); her nephews, Michael, Jay and Jay, her nieces, Cheyenne, Marla and Kayla, a great grandniece, Raelynn and also, Kseniya Karpov. A Celebration of Tammy’s Life will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2 McVicar Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Kyle Mills officiating. Donations in Tammy’s honour may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice. Cremation entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. Condolences may be sent or viewed at
Arrangements in care of
6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040
WENDLAND, Susana Thursday, January 12 2017

Susana Wendland, April 20, 1929 –
Swift Current, SK – January 12, 2017 – Red Deer, AB passed away peacefully at the age of 87. She was predeceased by her husband George in 1995. Sue is remembered
by her son Gerald (Laura) and granddaughter Erica. Many thanks to Dr. Peter Mah, the Piper Creek Pines and Parkvale Lodges, the Red Deer Regional Hospital and the Red Deer Hospice.
WAUGH, Noel Francis Thursday, January 12 2017
WAUGH, Noel Francis
1934 – 2017

It is with great sadness the family of Noel Waugh announce his passing on January 12, 2017 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital.
Noel was born in Feilding, New Zealand
and will be sadly missed by many family members and friends on both sides of the Pacific.
Noel will be greatly missed by his loving wife Aileen and he will be sadly missed by his children Peter and his wife Jeanette Waugh of Timaru NZ, Ross and his wife Luc Waugh of Christchurch NZ, Jillian and her husband Grant Small of Timaru NZ, David and his wife Romy Waugh of Airdrie AB and Andrew and his wife Lori Ann Waugh of Manitoulin Island ON. Noel’s oldest daughter Heather Harris of Pleasant Point NZ predeceased Noel in 2009.
Noel’s grandchildren, will also deeply miss him; Melanie, Nicole, Kirstin, James, April, Thomas, Ben, Josh, Heidi, Tim, Anna, William, Sarah and Daniella. Numerous additional family members both in Canada and New Zealand, including many nieces, nephews, cousins and great grandchildren, mourn Noel.
Noel will also be deeply missed by his in-laws, their children and friends both in Alberta and British Columbia.
Before moving to Canada, Noel enjoyed a brief career with the RNZAF as well as significantly contributing to the early pioneering days of New Zealand’s commercial Helicopter Industry as a maintenance engineer and pilot. Later, after moving to Canada and continuing his work on Helicopters, Noel expanded his skills to become an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer at Air Canada where he worked until his retirement.
Noel and Aileen choose Red Deer as their home and settled into retirement life. Noel truly enjoyed helping others and was a fixture in the neighborhood, mowing people’s lawns, doing snow removal (whether you wanted it or not) or helping a neighbor fix something. You have repaid him in kind, and it is with deep respect and thanks we extend our sincere gratitude to all those neighbors, friends and family that have helped Noel & Aileen during these past few difficult months.
The entire family wish to extend our warmest thanks to all the doctors and nursing staff in Units 31 & 32 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, as well as Alberta Health Services Red Deer Home Care, you are all remarkable people and you made a difference in Noel’s final journey.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Eventide Funeral Home, 4820-45th Street, Red Deer, Alberta.
If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to
4820 45st Red Deer, AB T4N 1K5
SKOREYKO, Trudy Thursday, January 12 2017
January 6, 1941 – January 12, 2017
Trudy Skoreyko’s (nee Zieglgansberger) time on earth was from January 6, 1941 to January 12, 2017. Judy was born in Pierceland, Saskatchewan on a cold
winter’s day at a neighbors. She met the love of her life, her husband Tom, in the spring of 1958 and married on September 8, 1958 in Lloydminster, Alberta. They were married for over 58 years. Trudy has five children, Ron, Ken, Laura, Doug, and Jim. Ron’s wife Shannon is her only and very special daughter in law. Ron, Shannon and their family live in Lacombe; Ken, Laura, Doug, and Jim live in Red Deer. Trudy has eight grandchildren; Brandi, Mindy, Nicole, Katie, Ryan, Cassidy, Courtney, and Lee, as well as five great grandchildren; Dayton, Lucian, Delilah, Aurora, and Carver. She is survived by six siblings; George, Joe, Diana, Linda, Bob, and Randy, along with all of their families residing in many areas of Canada and the United States. She made many lifelong friends that will truly miss her. Trudy was predeceased by her mother on March 13, 1980 and father on June 13, 1983. Trudy loved snowmobiling and snowmobile racing as well as curling, bowling, bingo, playing canasta and going to the Casino’s. Her biggest love and dedication in life was for all of her family. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 10126 120 Ave, Grande Prairie AB T8V 8H9 or The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2. A memorial service will be held at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150-67th Street, Red Deer, Alberta, on Friday May 26th, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to
6150 – 67 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-3319.