David HERBERT

HERBERT David R. June 7, 1945 – January 5, 2007 A Life Beautifully Lived It is with great sadness that we announce that passing of our sweet Dave; a respected horticulturist, conservationist, teacher, volunteer and activist. Most importantly loving husband, son, brother, father, grandfather and friend. Dave Herbert passed away at the age of 60 years after a courageous nine month battle with cancer with his devoted love Sue and caring brother Ray by his side. David is survived by his wife of 38 years, Susan; daughter Bonnie Gratz (Derek); sons Chris, Mitch (Kara), Lonnie; father Richard Herbert; brother Ray; grandchildren Brock, Reid and Paige; mother-in-laws Betty Sawyer, Dolores Sawyer; sister-in-laws Beth Sawyer (Kris Petty), Cathy Sawyer; brother-in-law Gord Sawyer; nieces Kate and Chelsea(Chad). Dave is predeceased by his mother Anne, his daughter Aimee and father-in-laws Tom Sawyer and Jack McCarthy. Dave’s family would like to thank everyone at Olds Hospital for the outstanding care provided and to the community of Olds, his friends and colleagues who helped out at the farm this year. Your love made a difference! A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday January 13, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. at the Olds College Alumni Centre. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to The David Herbert Memorial Fund at the Olds College or plant a tree for Dave this spring. As a tribute to David Herbert, a tree will be planted in the Heartland Tree Memorial Park, Olds. HEARTLAND FUNERAL SERVICES LTD.,Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610