Heinz

Heinz Angie Heinz passed away peacefully at her home in Lacombe with her devoted husband of 40 years Bob by her side and her two precious cats Buddy and Shadow on her lap. Angie succumbed to the deadly disease of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) after a five year struggle. She will be truly missed by her husband Bob, sister Jean Cowie of Drumheller, brothers Chester (Stephie) Drewniak and Adolph (Pat) Drewniak of Thorsby, sisters in-law and brothers-in-law Joan (Dave) Stappler of Bow Island and Janet (Wendell) Mills of Burdett. Angie also leaves behind four nieces, nine nephews and many great friends. She was predeceased by her father and mother Joe and Stella Drewniak of Thorsby, her sister and brother-in-law Wanda and Doug Jensen of Edmonton, her brother-in-law Milton Cowie of Calgary, her father-in-law and mother-in-law Joe and Cecilia Heinz of Medicine Hat and her brother-in-law Jim Yates of Burdett. Angie was also predeceased by her two very special Sheltie dogs Sugar and CD. Angie was born in 1943 and was raised on her parents farm near St. Francis, AB. She graduated from high school in Warburg and then went to work in Thorsby at the hotel restaurant. She met her future husband Bob there, who was working at the local Beaver Lumber store. Angie later moved to Edmonton to live with her sister Wanda in a basement suite. At that time she had a job with a nearby wholesale company called Merco. She married Bob October 7, 1967 and they moved to Ponoka where Bob was working at the Beaver Lumber store. Angie moved with her husband to several locations as he was transferred a lot. The trail was as follows: Ponoka 1967-68, Marwayne 1968-71, Redwater 1971-74, Provost 1974-76, Spruce Grove 1976-81 and finally to buy the Beaver Lumber franchise in Lacombe in 1981. While in these towns Angie would always find a job at various banks, Alberta Hospital in Ponoka, Commerce Bank in Red Deer, doctors clinic in Ponoka, AFSC in Lacombe and part time in records at the Ponoka General hospital and the Lacombe hospital until her disease would no longer let her work. Angie loved gardening, shopping, camping, dancing, cards ,traveling, animals and most of all people. There was always room in her heart for another friend. A special thank you to the many people who helped Angie all the way through her illness. They are indeed all angels and Angie loved them all. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Stephens Catholic Church, 5128-53rd Street, Lacombe at 1:00 pm December 1, 2007. Inurnment will follow at the Lacombe Fairview Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the ALS Society of Alberta. 410, 11456 – Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alta. T5K 0M1. Expressions of sympathy may also be forwarded to: wfch@telusplanet.net (Subject: Heinz) Wilsons Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 “A Caring Family, Caring For Families"


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