Funerals

EVELYN AGNES ELLIOTT

ELLIOTT

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of EVELYN AGNES ELLIOTT wife of the late Raymond Elliott of Picture Butte, at St. Michael's Palliative Care Centre on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at the age of 90 years.

 

Evelyn was born in Foremost, AB on October 6, 1923. She is survived by her children Wendy Peterson (Special Friend Gordon Roberts), Peter Elliott, Jackie (Morris) Zeinstra, Son-in-law Larry Nolan, Jim (Soo) Elliot; grandchildren Richelle (Trevor) Seitz, Kris Peterson, Jason (Mandy) Zeinstra, David (Jolynn) Zeinstra, Shaw Nolan (Special friend Theresa), Jennifer (Todd) Quinn, Travis Nolan and Jesse, Alyssa, & Haley Elliott; and 11 great grandchildren.

 

She is also survived by 5 sisters; Phyllis Huff, Nellie Trottier, Catherine Brown, Odell Stephenson, Florence Forrer, one brother Mike Degenstein, numerous nieces and nephews, and a wide circle of friends, especially those in Piyami Manor in Picture Butte.

 

She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years Raymond, parents Peter and Agnes Degenstein, beloved daughter Mary Nolan, brothers Walter, Tony, Peter, and sister Betty Arrowsmith.

 

Even in death, as in life, Evelyn was always thinking of others and has donated her body for research to the University of Calgary.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at THE ELKS HALL, 112 4th Street South, Picture Butte, Alberta on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2:00 P.M.

 

In Memory of Evelyn, Donations can be made to the University of Calgary - 3330 Hospital Drive N.W, Faculty of Medicine, RM B723 HSC, Calgary Alberta, T2M 4N1

Robert Bowers Suitor

Robert Bowers Suitor
October 16, 1958
February 24, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert Bowers Suitor after a long and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 55. He is survived by his loving wife Paulette, his daughter Tanya (Joel) Long of Calgary, Step Sons Derek (Lenka) Broda of Ottawa and Nathan Broda (Stephanie Price) of Calgary as well as his four grandchildren, Jillian Long, Benjamin Long, Taylor Broda and Avery Broda.

Robert was predeceased by his parents Charlie and Mary Suitor; brother Sam Suitor; sister Eileen Yates and sister-in-law Maureen Suitor.  Rob leaves to mourn his passing, his brother Joe (Selma) Suitor; Dennis (Darlene) Suitor and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Rob had a larger than life personality that touched everyone he met.  His remarkable adventures and subsequent stories were always entertaining and never needed any embellishment.  Family and friends were extremely important to him.  He loved to laugh and make people laugh.  He was never afraid to strike up a conversation and loved to share his advice with anyone who would listen.

Rob had a great love of the outdoors and spent many hours guiding on the Bow and fly fishing with so many of his friends.  When he could no longer pilot the river with his drift boat, he bought a boat for the lake and named it Family Matters.   He spent countless hours making sure everyone had a chance to go for a ride.

The last few years Rob also found a true love for camping and could hardly wait for the camping season so he could spend time with Paulette and their three dogs enjoying the summer months. He never failed to meet a new friend at every campground they visited. 

The light of Robs life were truly his grandchildren.  Rob never missed an opportunity to tell you about their latest accomplishments.  He was so proud of "his Jillian" and never wanted to miss Bens hockey games during the winter months.  Last January he had the chance to take them to Disneyland where they spent seven magical days and the memories that were made will live on in their hearts forever.  With his grandchildren Taylor and Avery living in Ottawa, visits were more limited due to the distance, but he was adamant that it was quality over quantity that mattered. 

The family would like to express a sincere heartfelt thank you to the incredible people who work at the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic and those at the Foothills Hospital.  It takes a special group of people to be able to do what they do every day and provide the compassionate care that was always given to Rob and his immediate family.  A special thank you to those people near and far who sent their prayers and thoughts during our familys difficult time.

In lieu of flowers donations would be greatly appreciated to the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic, 1331 -29th Street NW, Calgary, AB  T2N 4N2. 

A Celebration of Rob's Life will be held on Monday, March 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at the High River United Church, 123 Macleod Trail South. To send condolences and view Rob's Tribute Page please visit www.lylereeves.com.  Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.

"If there's ever a day that we can't be together, put me in your heart and I will stay there forever" ~ Winnie the Pooh

GRANT, Norman Edward

GRANT, Norman Edward
1924 – 2014

 

Passed away peacefully with family by his side on Sunday January 19th, 2014, at the High River Hospital at the age of 89. He is survived by his daughter Arlene, three sons Berle(Sue), Lynn(Terry), and Darrell(Dominique). Six grandchildren, Jacki, Jesse, Jason, Valerie, Taylor, Julien and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother in-law and sister in-law Bob and Sheila Rowland, sisters in-law Iris Gordon, Betty Rowland, Pat Grant and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins here and in Scotland. He was predeceased by his wife Bernice, his brother Allan Grant and sister Elaine Bird.

Norm was born September 29th, 1924 in High River, middle child of Ada and John Grant. He farmed in the Gladys area, worked for the M.D. of  Foothills and was trucker/owner of tank trucks in the Breton and Grande Prairie areas. He moved back to High River in 1995 to retire. Norm enjoyed working on his acreage, gardening, woodworking and spending time with family and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of the High River Hospital 2nd floor for their excellent care of Norm over the years.

A funeral service will be held at the Highwood Memorial Centre on Monday January 27th, 2014, at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to STARS (1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570 Calgary, AlbertaT2E 8M7 or www.stars.ca) or a charity of one’s choice. To leave a condolence for the family please visit www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com . Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes High River, AB 403-652-2222

STEVENS, Francis “Alvin”

STEVENS, Francis “Alvin”
1925 – 2014

Passed away peacefully on Friday January 17th, 2014, at the High River Hospital. Alvin was born in Blackie, AB and raised on a farm near Mossleigh, AB. When he was finished with farming he moved to Mossleigh and operated the Sunshine Service Station for many years. He was a mechanic, tow truck driver, school bus driver, or whatever was necessary. When the station was sold he operated Mossleigh Equipment with Bob Beagle. When he decided to retire he moved to High River, AB. He lived in a few different places before he finally moved to the High River Hospital second floor. He enjoyed his search a word and jigsaw puzzles.

Alvin is survived by many nieces and nephews Linda (Marvyn) Frey of Calgary, David  Stevens of Okotoks, Robert (Jackie) Beagle of Mossleigh, Gary (Barb) Beagle of Calgary, Shirley Beagle of Calgary, Tom (Sherry) Frank of Twin Falls Idaho and Ken Frank of Havre Montana.

He was predeceased by his parents Chauncey and Grace Stevens, his sister Bernice, brother Leonard and sister Helen. Now the family will be together again in heaven.

The family wishes to thank all of the wonderful staff on the second floor of the High River Hospital. Over the years they took very good care of him.

A funeral service will be held at the Highwood Memorial Centre(Rotary Room) on Saturday January 25th, 2014, at 2pm. Memorial donations may be made to the High River Hospital Foundation(2nd Floor) 560 9th Avenue SW High River AB T1V 1B3 or www.highriverhealthfoundation.ca . To leave a condolence for the family please visit www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com . Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes High River 403-652-2222.   

Thrift, Gail

Gail Thrift of High River, Alberta passed away on October 16th, 2013 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital at the age of 63 years.  Gail was born in Oshawa, ON and is survived by her husband, Rick of 36 years; son Cameron (Brenda) and granddaughter Addison of Calgary; brothers Don (Julie) Lyons and Glen Lyons of Ontario.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the High River Christian Reformed Church,  450 Macleod Trail SW, High River, Alberta, T1V 1B5

In lieu of flowers, please give a loved one a hug.

To send condolences and view Gail’s Tribute Page please visit www.lylereeves.com .  Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.

Allister Gordon Jones

Allister Gordon Jones

January 12, 1923 – September 10, 2013

Allister Gordon Jones – known as “Gordon” to all – died peacefully on September 10, 2013 after a brief stay at the Foothills Country Hospice in Okotoks, Alberta. Gordon was 90 years old.

Gordon was born on January 12, 1923 on a farm outside of Bangor, Saskatchewan, a Welsh community established in 1902. The second oldest of ten children born to Daniel and Lydia Jones, Gordon worked hard on the family farm throughout the depression, and continued to help his family as much as he could when the family moved to Saskatoon in the mid-1930s.

In 1941, soon after turning 18, Gordon visited a Royal Canadian Air Force recruiting office. This proved to be a defining moment in his life. Although it took three or four times to pass the medical, Gordon was accepted and soon was deemed the ‘desirable type of material’ for a Canadian fighter pilot.

During basic training, he met his beloved wife of almost 69 years, Linora Frances Randle. The two were married on October 26, 1944 in High River, Alberta. After the war, they established a farm east of High River and together raise five children: George, Barbara, David, Mary-Ellen and Darcy.

During the war and throughout his life, Gordon imparted his knowledge and passion for flying to many. Under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, he was responsible for training Commonwealth airmen.

Gordon and Linora farmed and ranched together for 40 plus years in the High River area.  Gordon was very involved in his community with Rotary, Curling, Golf, Alberta Flying Farmers as well as the MD of Foothills.  Gordon served for 15 years with the MD as Reeve, Deputy Reeve and Councilor.

A Celebration of Gordon’s Life will be held on Friday, September 20th at 1:00 p.m. at the Nanton Bomber Command Museum in Nanton, Alberta.  To send condolences and view Gordon’s Tribute page please visit www.lylereeves.com .  Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals (Craig Snodgrass) of High River 403.652.4242.

Bews, Thomas Philip

Bews, Thomas Philip
March 26, 1925 – August 24, 2013

Philip Bews of High River passed away on August 24, 2013 at the High River Hospital at the age of 88 years.  Philip is survived by his wife Nellie; daughter Alice (John) Weston of Malaysia and son Jack (Rhonda) Bews of High River; grandchildren John Philip Weston, Shaelynn Nicole Bews and Cody Austin Bews.  

Philip was born in High River, Alberta to John & Alice Bews and completed all of his schooling in the area.  Philip married Nellie in 1956 and they lived on the family homestead where Philip was born.  They raised their children and ran a mixed farming operation up until their retirement when they moved into High River.  Phil was looking forward to the 100th Anniversary of the Bews homestead next year.

Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, August 29th at 11:00 a.m. at the St. James Catholic Church in Okotoks (338 Ave. and 32nd Street East, Okotoks).

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the High River Hospital (2nd Floor) 560 9th Ave. SW, High River, Alberta, T1V 1B3 or the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.  To send condolences and view Philip’s Tribute Page please visit www.lylereeves.com .  Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.

Nelson, Roy Arnold

Nelson, Roy Arnold
May 19, 1933 – August 21, 2013

Roy Arnold Nelson born May 19, 1933 in High River, Alberta and passed away August 21, 2013 at the Southwood Hospice in Calgary at the age of 80 years. He is survived by one sister Rita (Stan) Fisher of Pincher Creek, Alberta, one brother Warren (Rae) Nelson of Winnipeg, Manitoba, one sister-in-law, Wilma Nelson of High River, Alberta, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by three children David Nelson of Cayley, AB, Cindy (Clarke) Peterson, of Osoyoos, BC, and Sandy (Myke) Antaloczy of Golden, BC.   Roy had 8 Grandchildren and 7 Great-grandchildren. Roy was pre-deceased by his wife Vivian and two brothers Leonard and Vern Nelson.  Roy had a good life growing up in the Meadowbank Community.  Later moving to Didsbury, AB, where he worked for the Department of Highways.  Now with wife and 3 children, he moved his family to High River, where he began his career, working for the town of High River, Alberta.  Roy worked his way from the bottom up.  With a shovel all the way to town foreman.  He served the community with pride and dedication for 31 years.  After retiring, he continued to work for Environment Canada another 10 years. When he finally decided he would retire to the farm at Cayley, where he loved to be. Roy took pleasure with his wife , Vivian playing Old Time music for dances held in the Memorial Center in High River with "The Jorstad Orchestra" for many years.

We will all miss him here.  Until we meet again.  Always remembered.

Husband, Father, Brother and Friend.

Donations can be made to the charity of your choice.  At Roy’s request no service will be held.  To send condolences and view Roy’s Tribute Page please visit www.lylereeves.com .  Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.

Steeby, Madeline Mae

Steeby, Madeline Mae

July 26, 1936 – August 12, 2013

Madeline Steeby of Vulcan, Alberta passed away on August 12th, 2013 at the Vulcan Community Health Centre at the age of 77 years. Madeline is survived by her daughter, Sharon of Calgary, and son Scott (Tanya) of Vulcan; grandchildren Tristen, Kian, Jaxon and Keslar; and sister Pearl.  Madeline was predeceased by her husband, Darrel, and her sister Lillian. Madeline was born in Vulcan, where she spent about 65 years, living on the farm where she grew up. Madeline loved her farm and her community, her children and grandchildren, pets and flowers. The 10 years she spent off the farm was spent with her love Darrel, travelling around the States, nursing and enjoying their 30’s. A Celebration of Madeline’s Life will be held at the Nanton Baptist Church on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  Memorial donations can be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Center, 131 – 29th Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2. To send condolences and view Madeline’s Tribute page, please visit www.lylereeves.com. Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403-652-4242.

Malmberg, June Paula

June Paula Malmberg

June Paula Malmberg
June 30, 1916 – June 3, 2013

 

Mrs. June Malmberg passed away peacefully on June 3, 2013 at the Madison Manor in Nanton, Alberta at the age of 96 years.  June was predeceased by her beloved husband Earle Malmberg in 1980 and their son Randy Malmberg in 2008.  June is survived by her children Don (Lana) Malmberg, Barbie (Wayne) Green, Cindy Malmberg and daughter-in-law Fiona Malmberg.  June will be lovingly remembered by 8 grandchildren, Shannon (Liv) Eymere, Kelly (Llana) Malmberg, Eugene (Shawna) Malmberg, Brad (Ramone Lasso) Malmberg, Chris (Lisa) Malmberg, Grant (Dawn) Green, Anje (Shawn) Miller, Cory (Karle) Green as well as 18 great grandchildren.  She is survived by sisters-in-law Lucy and Marj Malmberg, many nieces and nephews and their families and one cousin Dona Edgar.

June was born on the farm at Glenview, Alberta to parents Ferne & Don Baker and was raised there with her siblings Duane, Barbie and Betty.  June married Earle Malmberg and they farmed and raised their family in the Herronton district.  After Curley’s death in 1980, June lived in High River and Calgary before moving to Nanton in 2012.  A life well lived and well loved, June had wonderful world travels and pursued many interests such as golfing, bowling and drawing.  She was a lifetime member of the Daughters of The American Revolution.  Her legacy is love of her family and her strong spirit of independence and determination.

The family wish to thank the staff at the Madison Manor in Nanton for their care and compassion to June and her family over the last year.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation c/o Tom Baker Centre (1331 – 29 St. NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4N2) or the Madison Manor (Box 1180, Nanton, AB, T0L 1R0).  A Celebration of June’s Life will be held on Saturday, June 8 at 1:00 p.m. at the High River United Church.  To send condolence’s and view June’s tribute page please visit www.lylereeves.com .  Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (403.652.4242)

Germaniuk, Grant “Zac”

Germaniuk

Germaniuk, Grant  “Zac”
April 8, 1956 – May 10, 2013

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Zac Germaniuk on May 10, 2013 at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary at the age of 57 years.  Zac is survived by his wife Shirley; daughter Kayla; brother Jeff (Shelley); brother-in-law Norm (Lina) Johnston; nieces Narda Germaniuk, Alexis (Darren) Germaniuk-Malin, Lana (Kyle) Germaniuk-Ryks, Krista  Johnston (Chris).  Zac was predeceased by his parents Barney and Charlotte; daughter Jessica and Shirley’s parents Clint and Nettie Johnston.

Zac was born in Edmonton and later moved to Calgary. He graduated from Henry Wise Wood, where he made lifelong friends. During his high school years he enjoyed competitive swimming where the nickname “Zac” was given to him. It was in the Trade Winds Bar that Zac and Shirley met in 1977. The romance blossomed and they were married in 1981. It was in 1994 that joy came into their lives when their daughter Kayla was born. Zac was a business entrepreneur that allowed him and his family to enjoy travelling to many parts of the world.  He was very passionate in all aspects of life; whether it was his cars, wine, golfing, fishing, skiing, playing his sax, cooking, friends   or his family, he loved them all. He was filled with endless stories that could liven up any crowd. Zac was a generous, funny, caring, honest and reliable friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

 

 

“Life is either a daring  adventure or nothing”

Helen Keller

 

The family would like to thank Dr. Brad Davies, Dr. Daniel Heng, Dr. L. Girard, Dr. E. Dixon, and Dr. Juan Sabogal Olarte and the staff of Unit #102 (Foothills Hosp.)  for their support and compassion during this difficult time.

 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Alberta Cancer Foundation (Bladder Cancer) www.albertacancer.ca (710-10123 99st, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3H1).  A Private Family service will be held with a public Celebration of Life at a later date.  To send condolences and view Zac’s Tribute Page please visit www.lylereeves.com .  Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.

 

CHRISTIE, Patrick Gary

Christie, Patrick Gary
April 11, 1964 – May 4, 2013

Patrick Gary Christie of Calgary, Alberta formerly of Medicine Hat, Alberta passed away on May 4th, 2013 at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary at the age of 49 years.  Patrick is survived by his mother Tressa Christie; sisters Shawn (Larry) Matthews of High River, AB; Cindy (Dana) Smith, of Vernon, BC; brother Kelly Christie of Edmonton, AB; niece Kara Matthews and nephews Gary Matthews, Jamie Edison, Colin Smith and Ethan Christie.  Pat was predeceased by his father Gary (2010) and his brother Kirk (2012).  Pat was born in California where he spent his early years and then moved with his family to Brooks, Alberta and eventually to Medicine Hat, Alberta.  He loved music, especially playing his bass guitar, and was not shy about sharing his opinion of both.  Pat’s life was forever altered by a traumatic brain injury in 2000.  Although he lost many things as a result of the injury, he never lost his love for life, or his ability to laugh.  He will be forever missed.  A Memorial Service will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Medicine Hat, Alberta, time and date to be announced.  Memorial Donations can be made to the Halvar Jonson Centre for Brain Injury at the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury, 46 Street S, Ponoka, Alberta, T4J 1R8.  To send condolences and view Patrick’s Tribute Page please visit www.lylereeves.com .  Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.