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EWING, Sherman Jr. Monday, 01 Sep 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
1926 ~ 2014

Sherman Ewing Jr. age 88, of Claresholm, AB passed away peacefully on September 1, 2014 of natural causes.
Born July 5, 1926 in Minneapolis, MN Sherm spent his early years in Pleasantville, New York. He attended high school at the Thacher School in Ojai, CA. and riding the train across the country, he fell in love with the West. Sherm then served in the US Air Force until the end of WWII. He studied economics and agriculture at Yale and Cornell Universities. In August of 1950 he married Clarissa Clement of Buffalo, NY. Together they moved West to begin their lives in the cattle business in California and Montana, and then settled at the SN Ranch in the Porcupine Hills west of Claresholm, Alberta. This is where they raised their three kids, became stewards of the land and spent the best years of their lives. Aviation was Sherm’s passion and he used his wings for business and pleasure. He loved his family, friends and neighbors, church and volunteered for his community.
Sherm played leading roles in ranching organizations such as the Western Stock Growers, The Alberta Beef Cattle Performance Assoc, The Canadian Limousin Assoc, The North American Limousin Foundation, The Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation, The Society for Range Management and helped form the Canadian Property Rights Research Institute.
In his retirement in Great Falls, Montana, Sherm authored two books, The Range and The Ranch. He enjoyed freelance writing, loved tennis and golf, and he and Claire traveled extensively with friends and family.
Sherm is survived by his three children, Wanina Ewing (Mike Lindsay) of Claresholm, Charlie Ewing (Sherry) of Claresholm, Leslie Kriz (Wayne) of Rimbey, AB; seven grandchildren and 3 great-granddaughters; sister Nan Bull of Stamford, CT, brothers Truxtun Morrison of Wayzata, MN, Nick Morrison of Boise, ID.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Claire, sister Lucia Ewing of Hopkinton, VT, and brother Frank H. Ewing of Denver, Co; father Sherman Ewing Sr. of New York City, NY and mother Mary H. Morrison and beloved stepfather Gen. H. T. Morrison of Wayzata, MN.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on October 1, 2014 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH 411-11 St South in Lethbridge, AB.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Claresholm Palliative Care, PO Box 610, Claresholm, AB, T0L 0T0, or St. Augustine’s Anglican Church 411- 11 St South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2N9, or The Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation, PO Box 459, Cochrane, AB T4C 1A7 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta 100-119 14 ST NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6.
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STROHSCHEIN, Verda Velma (Borchert) Sunday, 31 Aug 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Verda Velma (Borchert)
Born November 9, 1920 to Ernest and Matilda Borchert, Leduc, Alberta, and passed away Aug. 31, 2014. She attended grades 1-9 at a rural school near her home, and boarded in Leduc, during the week, to complete her grade 10 education. Following her formal education, and the passing of her father, she stayed on the family farm to help with farm work and to care for her mother. Her work on the farm consisted of feeding chickens and pigs, milking cows, gardening, and much cooking and baking. She was also very involved in Wiesenthal Baptist Church as a Sunday School teacher and youth worker, which she did until she married Harry Strohschein on June 27, 1947. They moved to Trochu where they farmed and lived until 2001. She worked tirelessly raising her 7 children, growing a huge garden, and was very well known for her delicious cooking and baking. She was also very active in the Trochu Baptist Church as a Sunday School teacher and member of the women's group. In 2001 Harry and Verda retired to Three Hills and in 2004 they moved to Red Deer. On December 17, 2007, Verda's best friend and faithful husband passed away. Verda continued to live in their condo at Legacy Estates until June 25, 2014, when she was hospitalized. She passed away peacefully with family at her side on August 31, 2014. She is survived by her children; Harold (Lois), Phyllis (Gordon) Diks, Ivan (Betty), Gloria (Shane) Wilson, Janet (Jean) Paquette, Lois Mah, Lorna (Peter) Drinkwater; 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 1 sister and many family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, 3 brothers, and 7 sisters. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm, at Crossroads Church Chapel in Red Deer.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to
Trochu (403) 442-2200.
PULLYBLANK, Perry Lee Sunday, 31 Aug 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Perry Lee
Nov 28, 1965 - Aug 31, 2014
It's with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Perry. Perry is survived by his loving wife, Debbie; 3 sons, Dylan, Adam and Ben; 4 brothers and their families, Don (Kathy), Tim (Debra), Mark (Tiffany), Mark and Jen Klessens, as well as a large extended family and many friends. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Blaine (1993) and Dodie (2008). Perry was passionate about his family, his friends and sports; sometimes too passionate! He loved his career at Progressive Bearing (25 years) as well as his friend and boss, Don Westrop, and all of his "custies". Perry will be missed by all who knew him and leaves a huge hole in our family. A Memorial Service will be held at Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 Ross Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Friday September 5, 2014 at 11:00 am. Donations in Perry's memory may be made to STARS Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570 Calgary, AB T2E 8M7. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at
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FISHER, Mary Elizabeth Sunday, 31 Aug 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Mary Elizabeth
April 13, 1922-Aug. 31, 2014
Mom passed away peacefully at the Strathmore Hospital. The family would like to thank the staff in Acute Care for their compassion. At Moms request there will be no funeral service. Donations in her name can be made directly to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation (#200, 119 14th St. N.W., Calgary, T2N 1Z6). To send condolences, please visit Moms obituary at
FISHER, Mary Elizabeth Sunday, 31 Aug 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Mary Elizabeth
April 13, 1922-Aug. 31, 2014
Mom passed away peacefully at the Strathmore Hospital. The family would like to thank the staff in Acute Care for their compassion. At Moms request there will be no funeral service. Donations in her name can be made directly to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation (#200, 119 14th St. N.W., Calgary, T2N 1Z6). To send condolences, please visit Moms obituary at
CONNELLY, Michael Alan Saturday, 30 Aug 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Michael Alan
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our wonderful son Mike of Sylvan Lake on August 30, 2014 at the age of 26 years. Mike was an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying surfing, boating, wake boarding, dirt biking, snowboarding and his new found passion of snowmobiling. He lived life to the fullest and it was reflected in his contagious smile, infectious laughter, humor, and generous heart. We were incredibly fortunate to have spent many great memories with Mike traveling and enjoying life together. You are and always will be greatly missed. We love you and you will be in our hearts forever. Mike will be lovingly remembered by his mother and father, Karen and Rod Connelly, sister Lindsay (Brian) Amell, two very special nieces Emma and Seanna, girlfriend Jamie Upton, grandfather Charles (Sylvia) Hagen, many aunts and uncles and cousins and numerous friends. Mike was predeceased by his grandfather Roy Connelly and grandmother Lorraine Connelly,
grandmother Sharon Steele, uncle Dennis and aunt Dixie. A celebration of Mike's life will be held at the Alliance Church 4404 47th Avenue in Sylvan Lake on Wednesday September 17th at 1:00 P.M. In memory of Mike his family will be wearing his favorite logo of RDS. We welcome any friends that would like to also wear the RDS logo in his memory. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations for Michael may be made to the Sylvan Lake and Area Community Partners Association or The Sylvan Lake Urgent Care.
your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted
with the arrangements. 403-887-2151
WELLS, Robert Bruce Friday, 29 Aug 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer

Robert Bruce
Robert Bruce Wells passed away on August 30, 2014 of complications following lung cancer surgery. Born in Red Deer on September 20 1950, Bruce attended Lindsay Thurber High School and played minor hockey throughout his youth and later for the Red Deer College Kings. He moved to Whitehorse as a young man and went to work in the airline industry for many years. He moved to Rocky Mountain House in 1992 and worked for a time in the family farm supply business. When his father became ill he lived with his parents and maintained their rural home and property, enabling them to continue living in a place they loved in spite of his father's declining health. Following his father's death, he assisted his mother in a successful transition to independent living back in Red Deer. When she suffered a stroke in 2003, Bruce again assumed a supportive role along with his sister Kerin. Together they were unyielding in their efforts to enable their mother to derive simple but important pleasures by visiting her on a daily basis and arranging outings and family dinners throughout the following years. During this period he pursued his lifelong love of music and became a proficient harmonica player and drummer. He also became certified to operate large oilfield service vehicles and later started a lawn care business when the oilfield proved to be an unsuitable environment for his gentle demeanor. At the same time, however, his personal struggles intensified. Thankfully fortune smiled on him in the form of the friendship and understanding of the McInnis family, and in particular his long-time friend Lynda McInnis (Campbell). When Lynda became terminally ill in 2012, Bruce provided trademark compassion and support as her health tragically declined. As those of us who loved Bruce reflect on his life, we are profoundly moved by his generous spirit, exemplified on countless occasions by his kindness to animals, children, the elderly and the disenfranchised. We also recall his deep intelligence, insatiable curiosity, and penetrating insight. Like many of history's great poets and visionaries, he was frequently haunted by what he saw, read and reluctantly believed to be true. A fiercely independent thinker, he eschewed stylistic conformity and pop culture, preferring to seek deeper meaning and truth in all his thoughts and endeavors. And like the poets, he was frequently given to frustration and anger, but never for a moment was he mean-spirited or vengeful. Conversely, it was the joy he often expressed at the good fortune of others that perhaps best illustrated his innate benevolent character. His legacy is a reminder to us all that the missteps of those who ultimately mean well should always be forgiven. Special thanks to the McInnis family, to friends Brian and Pauline Morrison, and to the new friends Bruce encountered in recent months who saw the goodness in his heart and supported him in his desire to be healthy. Extra special thanks to Bruce's loving sister Kerin for providing him with wisdom, compassion and safe harbor when he was most in need. Bruce is predeceased by his father Bud Wells. He is survived by his mother Helen Wells, sister Kerin Carr (Doug); brother Don Wells (Kimberley); daughter Jennifer Wells, several nieces, great nephews and cousins. We remain inspired by his kindness, and we will miss and love him always. Cremation has taken place. At Bruce's request, there will be no memorial service.
MOONEY, JACK A. Friday, 29 Aug 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Apr. 28, 1940-Aug 29, 2014
It is with great sadness that Jack Mooney passed away at the age of 74, at the palliative care unit in the Red Deer hospital after a short battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Doris Mooney of 51 years, his children; Darcy Mooney of Lacombe AB, Stacey (Cory) Glenn of Spruce View AB, 6 grandchildren: Amanda, Meagan, Richelle, Darcel, Dustin and Dylan, 9 great grandchildren, 1 brother Jim (Myrna) Mooney of Nanton AB. and his mother in law Edith Schiiler of Camrose AB. Jack was born to Neil and Nora Mooney of Arborfield Sask. In 1970 Jack and Doris moved to Red Der AB where Doris still resides. Jack was very involved with his family. He enjoyed camping, fishing, rodeo, and hockey. He worked very hard for many years in the oil patch and was very knowledgeable about vehicles. The family would like to give thanks to Dr Kamal Daniels and all the staff on I.C.U and Unit 32 Palliative Care for all there excellent Care and Support. Thanks to alternative funeral and cremation services for all your guidance and services. As per Jack wishes there will be no funeral service.
MASON, Albert Ross Forsyth Friday, 29 Aug 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Albert Ross Forsyth
Born: March 27, 1939
Smooth Rock Falls, ON
Died: August 29, 2014
Red Deer Hospice,
Red Deer AB
Saddened by his leaving this earth is his companion Dolores (Dodie), her sons David Fawcett and his daughters Aysha (Levi)Clark and Hayley Fawcett; Dale Fawcett and his wife Tania and their children Shanyce and Dj. He also leaves his great grandchildren Carter, Aurora and Autumn Clark. Father and mother in law, Harold & Velma Chick. His sister-in-law, Helen Mason, nieces and nephews in Ontario. A host of caring friends and extended family. Albert was pre-deceased by his Mother, Father and two brothers. Albert was born in Northern Ontario and during his growing up years lived in various small towns. He was a member of the pipe and drum corp and loved all sports. His passion for golf began in his early 20's and it remained his passion until a stroke left him unable to play. At Riverbend Golf Course he managed his only hole-in-one. If you were a scratch golfer or a novice, as long as you loved the game he was ready for another 18 holes. Albert moved to Alberta in 1980 and in 1981 began his career with the City of Red Deer as the Manager of the Red Deer Arena. It was not a "job" for Albert, he enjoyed the many aspects of manager from watching the children learning to skate, hockey and figure, to the Silver Blades, to the Rustler games. He was proud the Rustlers played out of his arena. Ab and Dolores were married in 1988. Although he was never a parent he was a wonderful grandfather and poppa. He loved the "little people" and they loved him back. He wanted to know what all of the nieces and nephews were involved in to ensure accuracy when he bragged about them. Ab's body played its last game of golf long before Ab was prepared to quit. We are thankful peaceful sleep finally came and the release from pain. A coffee party will be held in the Red Deer Room at the Red Deer Lodge on Sunday September 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please bring your memories and share a Tim Horton's coffee in celebration of Albert's life. In lieu of flowers donations to the Red Deer Hospice Society would be very much appreciated. 99 Arnot Ave, Red Deer AB T4R 3S6.
MADUKE, Ted John Friday, 29 Aug 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Ted John
June 15, 1940 - Aug. 30, 2014
Ted Maduke, beloved husband of Bonnie Maduke, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the age of 74 years. Ted was born in Manitoba but lived in Alberta most of his adult life. Ted was a loving, loyal husband, father, grandfather and friend who loved hunting, fishing, curling and golfing. He will be missed by all. Ted is predeceased by his wife Bonnie, sister Pat, and parents Mary and Joseph. He is survived by his daughter Kim (Lawrence), son Todd (Katrina); four grandchildren: Ryan, Alena, Theo and Timmy; brothers Wally, Russ and Mel. A joint memorial service for Ted and Bonnie will be held at a later date. Memorial tributes may be made directly to a charity of choice.
entrusted with
arrangements. 403-507-8610
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