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WEIDEMANN, Darwin William Friday, 09 May 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
WEIDEMANN
Darwin William
Aug. 15, 1947 - Mount Forest, Wellington County, ON
May 9, 2014 - Ponoka, AB
It is with great sadness the family of Darwin Weidemann announce his unexpected passing at home on May 9, 2014. He will remain in the hearts of spouse, Debbie Hycha and her children, Jeffrey and Jennifer Moore and grandson, Caison. He is survived by his brother Wayne (Ann) and god-daughter Maxine Topp. He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Margaret Weidemann, his first wife, Irene Weidemann, and most recently his beloved dog, Sealee. He is fondly remembered by Tom and Shirley Hycha and family, special friends Maurice and Kay Yingst and his pal, Maxie-dog. He leaves behind a very large community of friends all over Canada as a result of his work with showing cattle and hoof trimming in the cattle industry. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 15th at the Ponoka Funeral Home, 5115-50 Avenue, Ponoka. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are gratefully accepted to Canada 4-H (www.4-h-canada.ca) or your local 4-H Club. To express condolences to Darwin's family, please visit
www.womboldfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements Entrusted To
PONOKA FUNERAL HOME
~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~
403.783.3122
ELLIS, Jack Elias Friday, 09 May 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer

ELLIS
Jack Elias
1939 - 2014
Jack's awesome road trip through life ended on May 9, 2014. Jack ended his journey with brave dignity and humor supported by his family by his side. Jack was born in Lacombe on October 4, 1939 to Alex and Fern Ellis. Jack attended school in Lacombe and continued his schooling at SAIT where he studied construction technology. Jack was a proud Boy Scout. One of his fond memories was flying in a prop plane over Greenland on his way to the Diamond Jubilee in England. Jack's "Centennial Project" (Jack's words) was fulfilled when he married Linda in 1967. Jack was lucky; he went from living at home and being spoiled by his mother Fern to being waited on by Linda. Linda did so with humor and grace, most of the time! They raised three children: Terrah, (married to Don Lindsay, daughters Kianna and Kiera), Trudi (married to Adam Mason, sons Eli and Isaiah), and Tyler (married to Christine, son David). Jack worked with his dad at Ellis Construction and went on to start a new business, Parkland Permacrete on his own. Through his company he enjoyed sponsoring Midget and Juvenile hockey. Many of these players also found summer employment with him. Jack was a ferocious football player as a youth and a dedicated football fan. An avid Edmonton Eskimo fan, he held season tickets for many years. Jack loved Fords. His first big purchase of a classic car was a '56 Lincoln Mark II which fulfilled a childhood dream. His car collecting bug grew from this point forward. He enjoyed many car meets with his friends and family. NASCAR was also a passion. Jack did NOT enjoy company on race day! Road trips and camping trips were what fed Jack's soul. He covered all of Canada, the USA and a lot of Mexico with Linda and his kids. His "ride" improved over the years from a converted yellow school bus to a 38 ft. diesel pusher. Jack was active in Kinsmen, K-40, Rotary and Investment Club. He loved the fellowship of these groups and enjoyed the projects. He also enjoyed a rum or two, a game of poker and regular attendance at a local "safety meeting". Semi-retirement saw Jack and Linda owning a motel in Fort Macleod, the DJ, fondly known as the "Dumb Jack" motel where Jack was the front man and laundry guru. Jack and Linda retired in 1999 and spent their time being amazed by new discoveries on the road. There were some bumps along the road caused by medical conditions that made Jack grouchy some days, but he geared down and carried on. He will be missed. His family finds comfort in these words, "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die". Jack wished that any memorial contributions be made in his memory to the Ellis Bluebird Farm (http://www.ellisbirdfarm.ca/): Box 5090, Lacombe, AB, T4L 1W7, or a charity of one's choice. Family and friends are invited to join together to remember and celebrate Jack's journey on Friday, May 16th at 2:00 pm at Wilson's Funeral Chapel, 6120 Highway 2A, Lacombe. Happy Hour will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca
WILOSN'S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388
"A Caring Family, Caring For Families"
CLARK, George Friday, 09 May 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
CLARK
George
Born April 12, 1929 at Rimbey, Alberta, George Clark passed away peacefully on May 9th, 2014 in Red Deer surrounded by his loving girls. He is survived by his loving brother Don Clark, and his special children: Robin (Murray Gommerud) Armitage, Deana (Brian Kolari) Gillies, Larry Clark, Lorry (Tim Visser) Clark, Lisa (Wally) Jones, and Shauna Tangerman. Also left to share his memory are numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and special friends, Kelsey (Vern) Fischer and Don (Shawna) Dunlop. George was predeceased his parents, Jim and Helen and by his brothers, Alex, Bob, Ian, Jim, Gavin and by his sister, Jean Benson. In a final act of kindness, his body has been donated to the Univ. or Calgary for research. A celebration of life is to be held at the Pioneer Lodge 4324 46A Ave. Red Deer at 7 PM on Friday, May 16th, 2014.
FLETCHER, Roy Wednesday, 07 May 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
FLETCHER
Roy
1935 ~ 2014
Roy Jackson Fletcher of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away suddenly on May 7, 2014 at the age of 79 years. Roy was born in Red Deer, Alberta on February 1, 1935. He pursued his love of geography by earning his PhD from Clark University and also by travelling the world. In 1968 he moved the family from Buffalo to Lethbridge and taught at the U of L for 22 years before taking early retirement to focus on traveling. Roy will be remembered fondly for his passion for travel, seeking adventure tours and treks rather than relaxing at a resort. He explored over 100 countries multiple times, during a lifetime of travel. He hiked across Prince of Wales, camped in the Sahara Desert and visited so many places in between. Roy is survived by sons Robert, Kenneth and Richard, grandsons Owen and Ethan, brother Ross (Linda), as well as a niece (Brenda), five nephews (Brian, Scott, Chris, Bryce, Todd) and their families. A Celebration of Life will be held at a location and date to be announced soon. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca).
Send condolences at www.mbfunerals.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to
MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS LTD.
1-800-382-2901
Send condolences at www.mbfunerals.com.
THOMPSON, Leonora June Tuesday, 06 May 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
THOMPSON
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Leonora June Thompson on May 6th, 2014. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 13th at 2:00 P.M. at the Knox United Church in Three Hills. Interment to follow in Three Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Brain Injury Association of Alberta. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com
O'CONNOR, Kale Tuesday, 06 May 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
O'CONNOR
Kale
It is with saddened hearts that we announce at a very young age Kale O'Connor has earned his angel wings on May 6, 2014. Kale leaves to mourn his mother Lisa (Rusnak) O'Connor (Paul Preece) of Benalto, AB; his father Donald O'Connor (Sandy Isbister); sister Bria of Red Deer, AB and his family and friends too numerous to mention. Kale's mischievous smile and love of laughter will be remembered by all. A Funeral Service for Kale will be held at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Red Deer, AB on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. With Kale's passing we are reminded that life is meant to be celebrated. Please join us in a celebration of Kale's life at the Benalto Hall, Benalto, AB on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 2:00 P.M.
SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM,
your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements.
403-887-2151
JOHNSON, Paul Vernon Tuesday, 06 May 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
JOHNSON
Paul Vernon
1940-2014
Paul Vernon Johnson, of Leduc, passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Hospice after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was born on May 6th 1940 to Victor and Norah Johnson in Creston, BC. He will be lovingly remembered by his three Children Gary (Reanne), Glen (Joan), and Margaret Ann (Craig). seven grandchildren, Michael (Alana) Johnson, April Johnson, Jenna Johnson, Stephen Johnson, Julie-Ann Johnson, James Lague and Mackenze Lague. His five beautiful great-granddaughters, and his brothers and sisters. A Memorial will be held at a later date in Creston, BC. On behalf of Vern and his family, a special thank you to all the staff at the Red Deer Hospice and Leduc Hospital, and especially to Dr. Abel for her kind and compassionate care. Donations in Vern's memory may be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca
WILSON'S FUNERAL
CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388
"A Caring Family,
Caring For Families"
ROWLEDGE, Daniel Grant Monday, 05 May 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
ROWLEDGE
Daniel Grant
Mar. 25, 1920 - May 5, 2014
Grant, beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather was born on the family farm at Erskine, Alberta to Harry and Sarah Rowledge, the youngest son in a family of five children. He attended Behrens and Erskine Schools and later married Verna Barber on November 17, 1943. His memory will be cherished by his son Terry (Janet) Rowledge and their daughters Bonnie (AJ), their children Bryan, Olivia, Emily and Kalley, Sheri (Glen) and children Gracie, Rachel and Chance; daughter Donna (Curt) Peterson and sons Craig (Jenny) their children Ryan, Jacob and Hayes, Jeff (Mandy) and children Brody, Elliot and Evyn; daughter Linda (Terry)Unger and family Alexis (Kurtis), Lacey, Jes (Todd) and children Toby and Isabel, Caleb (Jill) and children MaKenzie, Addie, Arlo, Talia (Scott); son Murray (Wendy) Rowledge and their family Rhiannon, Sarah (Lee) and children Branson and Kate, Cody (Chelsey) and Bennett. Grant was predeceased by his infant son Barry Grant, his first wife Verna, second wife Phyllis and all his siblings. He is also survived by his faithful friend Olwin Pearson and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. Grant dedicated his life to farming, raising Charolais cattle and grain in the Erskine area until retiring to Stettler in 2005. The Erskine United Church and his community were important to him and he contributed in many ways. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed singing, yodelling, playing cards, fast horses and cars. He played and coached ball and hockey, curled, was a 4-H leader and enjoyed travelling. Grant had a great sense of humour and liked practical jokes. The last few years were a struggle due to his loss of hearing and failing eyesight. The family will be forever grateful to his friend Olwin Pearson who helped him by being his "eyes and ears." Funeral services will be held at 2:30 on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Stettler Funeral Home 4707-70 St., Stettler, Alberta. Private family interment will take place at Erskine Cemetery prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to the Erskine United Church or charity of your own choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0. Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com
STETTLER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM
403-742-3422, entrusted with the care and funeral
arrangements.
KRUGER, David Monday, 05 May 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
KRUGER
David
1953 - 2014
Mr. David Charles "Dave" Kruger of Didsbury, Alberta passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, Red Deer on Monday, May 5, 2014 at the age of 60 years. Dave was born on September 2, 1953 at Fairview, Alberta. He worked in the Oilfield Industry and was employed with Peter Overwater Construction at Olds, Alberta. Dave had a passion for sports; he loved playing hockey and also refereed many games. He also enjoyed playing golf. Dave avidly cheered on his favorite teams, the Boston Bruins and the Calgary Stampeders. Although a rough and athletic man, Dave had a heart of gold and loved his family. He was known as the Greatest Uncle ever to his adoring nieces and nephews. Dave truly loved them and they were his pride and joy. Dave will be lovingly remembered by his brothers and sisters; Deanna Overwater of Calgary, Alberta, Dennis (Bev) Kruger of Mission, British Columbia, Dorothea (Bruce) Sheppard of Red Deer, Alberta, Darcy (Zareena) Kruger of Calgary, Alberta and Doug (Judi) Kruger of Dallas, Texas. He will also be deeply missed by his cherished nieces, nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews, as well as many loyal friends. Dave was predeceased by his parents, Al and Rosemary Kruger and a brother-in-law, Eric Overwater. A Celebration of Dave's Life will be held at Heartland Funeral Services, 5226 - 46 Street, Olds, Alberta on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with The Reverend Gary Sinclair officiating. Dave will be laid to rest with his parents at the Olds Cemetery, Olds, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Dave's honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, Palliative Care Unit at www.albertahealthservices.ca.
Condolences may be sent or viewed at
www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of
Gordon R. Mathers,
Funeral Director at
PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM,
6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
COCKS, Douglas John Monday, 05 May 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
COCKS
Douglas John
Nov. 4, 1942 - May 5, 2014
It is with sadness that the family of Doug Cocks announces the passing of their Husband, Father and Grandfather. Doug was predeceased by his parents; his sister Jean Stolz; his nephew Richard; and a grandson Lane. Doug will be lovingly remembered by his wife Dorothy Marquart Cocks; his two sons and their families, Douglas John Jr. (Tammy Basque) of Grande Prairie and Patrick James (Kimberley Barlow) of Sylvan Lake; his precious grandchildren, Joel Kopp, Brodie and Delaynee of Grande Prairie, Molly and Hudson of Sylvan Lake; his sister Susan (Mic) Moroz of Osoyoos; his two brothers, Jim (Helen) Cocks of Leader, SK, and Daniel (Elaine) Cocks of Medicine Hat; along with aunts, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. We will forever cherish his love and spirit for his families' well-being. A Memorial Service for Doug will take place at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer, on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. It is the families' wish that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart, P.O. Box 770, Station K, Toronto, ON, M4P 2V8, or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 202, 5913-50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB, T4N 4C4, or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 105, 4807-50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB, T4N 4A5. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting
www.eventidefuneralchapels.com
Arrangements entrusted to
EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL
4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-2222
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