Herron, Darlene passed away at the Foothills Hospital on April 19, 2005 at the age of 56 years. Darlene is survived by her mother and step-father Gertrude and Wallace Jackson of Harris, SA., her brother Doug (Regina) of Prince Albert and sister-in-law Carol Herron of Brooks as well as her nieces and nephew. Darlene was predeceased by her father Lorne in 1969 and brother Grant in 1996. Darlene's traveled extensively throughout the world with her close friends. A Funeral Service was held at the Black Diamond Gospel Chapel, Black Diamond, on Friday, April 22, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Foothills Cemetery. If desired, in memory of Darlene, memorial tributes may be considered to the Canadian Cancer Society, 2nd Flr. 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB. T2G 1A2. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.
Lantz, Gloria Doreen of Longview, AB, passed away at her home on April 14th, 2005 at the age of 73 years. She was born on a farm north of Delia, AB. and was predeceased by her mother Mabel and father Charles Phillips and her son Clinton Humphrey. Gloria is survived by her loving and devoted husband Leland Lantz, Longview, her son Lloyd Humphrey, Longview, daughter Sheila and her husband Bob Sander, Longview, son Blaine Humphrey and Elsie Krom, Didsbury, AB., daughter Robbi and her husband Todd Donkin, Coleman, AB. and her step-daughter Joy McLaren, Calgary; twelve grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Gloria is also survived by her sister Annie Pincombe and her husband Percy, Calgary and her brother Charles Phillips and his wife Grace of Dease Lake, BC. A funeral service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, High River on Wednesday, April 20th at 1:00 P.M. The Rev. David Robertson of the High River United Church will officiate. Cremation will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Ave. S.E., Calgary, T2G 1A2, to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 – 11th Ave. S.E., Calgary, T2G 0X5 or to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, T2G 3Y6. Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd. (652 2222) directors.
Louth, Ruth of Turner Valley, passed away peacefully at the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton on August 17, 2005 at the age of 61 years. Ruth will be dearly missed by her husband of 44 years Pete, daughters Kim (Jason) of Red Deer, Christine (Larry) of Calgary and Laura (Bob) of Black Diamond and her beloved mother Rae Hutchison of Turner Valley, her grandchildren Curtis and Brett Smith, Rachel and Jessica Lee, Ryan, Brady and Katelyn Mikalson and Laurisa Anderson as well as her sister Shirley (Milt) Evans of Millarville and her brother Jim Hutchison of San Diego, CA. Ruth was predeceased by her father Jim Hutchison in 1975. Ruth and Pete owned and operated the Turner Valley Bowling Lanes from 1977 until 1996. A memorial service was held at Lewis Memorial United Church, Turner Valley, on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Mrs. Shirley Collard D.M. officiated. If desired, memorial tributes may be considered to the U of A Hospital Foundation, 8440, 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2B7 (cheques payable to: University Hospital Foundation, Account 1160). Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.
Mercier, Daniel Anthony died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on August 20, 2005 after fifty years of life. Dan's passing came after a two and a half year battle with brain cancer. Dan's attitude throughout the ordeal was one of courage and inspiration; he handled the illness with uncomplaining grace and dignity, viewing each day as a gift. Dan was born on October 17, 1954 in Regina, Saskatchewan. His upbringing on Windrift Ranches south of Calgary impressed a love of the outdoors, mountains and the value of hard work. Upon graduation from the University of Calgary as an Engineer he spent his life working first in the Alberta oilpatch and later in the International oil and gas industry. Dan did not leave us willingly; he fought back from four surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatments. His undying spirit will remain in our hearts forever. Dan is survived by his wife Karen, his children David, Christine, Laurie, Jaclyn (Foster ), Luke (Foster ), Katie and Danielle, his loving parents Joseph and Elizabeth, his brothers and sisters, Peter (Kathy), Margaret Ariss (Paul), Joe (Ann), Jeanne Novak (Frank), Tom (Mary), Robert (Carolyn), Barbara (Doug Kary) and many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. Our heartfelt thanks go out to Dr. Eric Wasylenko, Dr. Elizabeth McRae, Dr. Peter Forsyth and the staff of the Tom Baker Cancer Center, the Okotoks/Black Diamond home care nurses and the nurses from "We Care" Home Health Services. A Evening Prayer Service will be said at St. Mary's School, 42 Cimarron Tr., Okotoks, on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 1600 Acadia Dr. S.E., Calgary, on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Fr. John Bastigal celebrant. Interment to follow at Okotoks Catholic Cemetery. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation c/o the Tom Baker Cancer Center, 1331 29th St. NW, Calgary, AB. T2M 4N2 or to the Oilfields/Okotoks Health Foundation, P.O. Bag #1, Black Diamond, Alberta T0L 0H0. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.
Seidel, Elmer of High River passed away at the High River Hospital on August 30th, 2005 at the age of 84 years. Elmer is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy. At Elmer’s request there will be no service. Cremation took place at Parklawn Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (Research), 215 – 12th Ave. S. E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd., High River (652-2222)
Ulrich, Donald Charles born September 13th, 1946 in Gimily, Manitoba passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 58 years. Don is survived by his loving wife Kay of 35 years. Son Kevin (Pearl) and daughters Tammy and Kim. Brother Rudy (Beryl) sister Mary (Harold), 3 sisters in law Faye, Mary (Len) and Vivianne ; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Don was pre-deceased by his parents Sophie and Ben, his Uncle Gus, mother and father in-law, Enid and Les, brother in law Jim, nephew Cameron and several cousins. Don touched many people during his stay on earth and will be sadly missed by many family and friends. In memory of Don memorial contributions may be made to the S.T.A.R.S. Air Rescue, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7. A Celebration of Don's Life will be held on Friday, August 26th, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at the Snodgrass Funeral Chapel (Okotoks) with Interment taking place at Okotoks Union Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes (Okotoks) 200 Woodgate Road. 938-3111.
Wells, Gwenith Myfanwy Oliver formerly of High River, Alberta passed away at the Good Smaritan Society (Vista Village) in Pincher Creek on Friday, August 19th, 2005 at the age of 84 years. Gwenith was predeceased by her husband John R. Wells in 1998. She is survived by five children: Greg of Aldersyde, Joe (Carole) of Calgary, Chris (Kim) of Airdrie, Bruce (Jean) of Calgary and Suzanne (Jim) Curran of Pincher Creek; grandsons: Trevor (Bobbi) Curran of Fort Macleod, Jamie (Susan) Curran of Sherwood Park, Jonathan Wells of Calgary, Sasha Wells of Calgary; granddaughters: Laura Wells of Calgary, Joanna Wells of Canmore, Kathryn Wells of Airdrie, Talia Wells of Calgary and two great-grandchildren: Hunter and Andie Curran of Fort Macleod. A Graveside Service will be held at the Highwood Cemetery in High River on September 15th at 11:30 a.m. with a memorial luncheon to follow at 12:00 p.m. at the Highwood Memorial Centre in High River. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Society, The Vista Village, Box 1510, Pincher Creek, Alberta, T0K 1W0. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, High River, (403) 652-2222.
Chalmers, Doreen of Millarville embarked on her final earthly journey and passed gently over surrounded in love by her family. She is mourned deeply by her husband of 56 years, Robert; her children Jacqueline (Patrick Lannan), their children Jennie and Paden; son Donald (Lee), their children Alex and Lesley; daughter Edie (Ben Lowry), their children Sage, Quillan, Dawson, Riel and Nolan; granddaughter Jessica Chalmers and her mother Lynn Chalmers; sister Joan Beattie (Ken); sister-in-law Ruth Maberley (Gordon) and nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her son Douglas in 2004 and her sister Helen Turtle in 1983, her parents James Ambrose Nichols and Edith Helen Nichols (nee Pollock) and baby sister Avis. Doreen was born at home on her family farm near Black Diamond in 1932. She attended business college in Calgary and was always willing to take on the task of administrative and clerical work in support of community projects. She and Robert married on September 22, 1951 and settled on the family ranch where they raised their four children. In the early years she fed many hungry hired men. As life got easier there was finally time for play, she baked the best chocolate cake ever for coffee on the deck after summer time roping. Doreen will be remembered as a generous and giving person, both to her family and her community. Over the years she was a volunteer member of many community organizations including the planning and building of the Dr. David Lander Memorial Swimming Pool and the Millarville Community Library. She was a former member of the Millarville Historical society, the Happy Gang, a founding member of the County Lane Quilt Guild, was chair of the Millarville Fair and long-time volunteer of both the Fair and the Races. In 2005 Doreen and Robert were recognized for all their many & varied volunteer and community-building efforts by each being presented in a public ceremony with a Medal commemorating Alberta’s Centennial. They were proud and appreciative recipients. Doreen was a perfectionist when it came to sewing – her children and grandchildren being the beneficiaries of many clothes and prize-winning quilts over the years; her flower and vegetable gardens were much admired; she made the best roast beef supper and there was always room at her table for at least one more. Doreen was a huge and enthusiastic supporter of her husband’s, children’s and grandchildren’s many endeavours including team roping, rodeo, 4-H, hockey, baseball, Ukrainian dancing, wrestling and music recitals and concerts. Her immediate family gathered for a quiet farewell to a much-loved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Her life will be celebrated in a community gathering to be announced at a later date. Arrangements are in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes (Okotoks) 938-3111.
Chalmers, Robert of Millarville took his last ride and passed over November 9th, into the loving arms of his wife of 56 years, Doreen, who pre-deceased him on September 20th, 2007. He was surrounded in love, in person and in spirit by his children and grand children. He will be indescribably missed by his children Jacqueline (Patrick Lannan) and their children Jennie and Paden of Claresholm; Donald (Lee), their children Alex and Lesley of Millarville; Edie (Ben Lowry), their children Sage, Quillan, Dawson, Riel and Nolan of Elk Point and Millarville; granddaughter Jessica Chalmers of Millarville and her mother Lynn Chalmers of Airdrie; sister Ruth (Gordon Maberley) of High River; brother Hugh (Roxana) of Canon City, Colorado; sister-in-law Joan (Kenny Beattie) of High River and many nieces and nephews. Robert was pre-deceased by his wife of 56 years, Doreen (nee Nichols), his oldest son, Douglas September 18, 2004, his sister Jean Thomson, brother Jim Chalmers, infant brother Donald and his parents Bertram Chalmers and Grace (McVannel) Chalmers. Robert was born in High River and raised on the family ranch that had been settled in 1917. He attended Sheep Creek School until grade nine but the lure of the ranch brought him home full time. His growing up years were filled with hard work and good times, his work ethic, sense of humour and adventuresome spirit served him well for the duration of his life. Robert and Doreen married on September 22, 1951. They settled on the family ranch where they raised their four children and then basked in the love, attention and energy of their grandchildren. Robert’s greatest love was viewing the world from the back of a saddle horse. His greatest gift to his children and grand children was instilling that love in them. Robert was a keen and friendly competitor. In 1952 he won the Novice Saddle Bronc at the Calgary Stampede; in 1982 he was champion header for the Century Team Ropers of Canada and over the years was the proud winner of many other team roping competitions. Robert was totally committed to his community and made many significant volunteer contributions over the years including Oilfields General Hospital, board member for over 30 years; he served in executive positions for many of those years; South Sheep Creek Stock Association, secretary –treasurer for decades; Ranchers Hall Board, member for 20 years, chair for five; Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society, active and honourary member for several years; Century Team Ropers of Canada, one of the founders; Old Timers Rodeo Association, member. In 2005 Robert and Doreen were recognized for all their many and varied volunteer and community-building efforts by each being presented in a public ceremony with a medal commemorating Alberta’s Centennial. They were proud, appreciative and deserving recipients. Robert and Doreen’s lives will be celebrated on Friday, November 16, 2007, 1:00 pm at the Millarville Race Track. During the past few months both were provided with loving and compassionate care by their daughter Edie, husband Ben and four of their children; by Dr. Val Congdon and the staff at Oilfields General Hospital as well as a team of Home Care “angels”, Nadine, Pauline, Sandy and Wendy. The care was exemplary, our heartfelt thanks and gratitude is immeasurable. Donations in Robert and Doreen’s memory can be made to Foothills Hospice, Box 274, Okotoks, Ab. T0L 1T0; Black Diamond Home Care %Oilfields/Okotoks Health Foundation, 717 Government Road, Black Diamond, Ab. T0L 0H0 or Opening Gaits Therapeutic Riding Society of Calgary, P.O. Box 48034, Midlake Blvd. S.E., Calgary, Ab. T2X 3C7. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks).
Johnson, Bob It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Robert William Johnson, of Okotoks, on the evening of November 14th, 2007 at the age of 48 years. Bob is lovingly remembered by his wife Annett, children Christina and A.J., mother Irene, brother Gordon, sisters Patricia and Barbara, mother-in-law Rosa, brothers-in-law John, Ross and Layne, sisters-in-law Caterina, Julie, Janice and Leslie as well as a great number of family and friends as a wonderful husband, devoted father, passionate friend and inspiring individual. His legacy lay in his sincere love of life and dedication to those he cared about. The family would like to thank the great number of people who have expressed their condolences and sorrow. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at the Foothills Community Centre, 204 Community Way, Okotoks on Tuesday, November 20th at 11:00 A.M. If desired, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200, 119 – 14th St. N.W., Calgary, T2N 1Z6. Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd. (938 3111 or 652 2222) directors.
Mundy, Ken With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Ken Mundy. Ken lost his courageous battle with cancer on November 14, 2007. His loving wife Gabriella (Gabby), his loving parents Jessie and Arthur Mundy and all his wonderful family invite you to a celebration of his life. This will be held on November 28th, 2007 at the Highwood Memorial Centre, High River, Alberta at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200, 215 – 12th Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2. Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME LTD., High River (652-2222)