Obituaries

Ralph Arnold Pike of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the age of 84 years.

Ralph was born on December 30, 1935 to Frank and Marjorie Pike.  He completed Grade 5 in school at Leedale and Faraway, after which time he went to work at a sawmill in the Faraway area at the age of 12 years.  Ralph’s other jobs during his career included; truck driver, oilfield operator, and...

Doris Jean Garries of Bentley, Alberta passed away at the Bentley Care Centre on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at the age of 97 years.    

Doris was born in Loverna, Saskatchewan on October 23, 1922.  The family moved to New Brigden, Alberta, and in September, 1933 her father purchased the Co-op General Store in Bentley.  Doris married Ralph Henry ‘Red’ Garries on September 4, 1950.  Her family was her whole life, and her pride and joy....

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Donald Ross Gammie of Rimbey, Alberta on February 29, 2020 at the age of 65 years. 

Don was born in Calgary on June 25, 1954; the third child of Ken and Helen Gammie, and a ‘big’ brother to his two older sisters and younger brother.  In his youth, he played hockey, basketball, high school football, and junior football with the Calgary Mohawks.  Don continued to play flag football...

Albert C. Irwin of the Gilby, Alberta area passed away peacefully and surrounded in love, with his family by his side, at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Long Term Care on Friday, February 14, 2020 at the age of 79 years. 

Albert was born on the family farm on April 22, 1940 to Charles and Olga Irwin.  He was the youngest of five children.  Albert married Darlene Balan on August 31, 1963, and together they made their home and raised thei...

Laverne R. Hancher of Leedale, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Area Two on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the age of 89 years. 

Laverne was born on his parent’s farm at Leedale, Alberta, and received his education at the Benjamin School.  He helped his dad farm until he turned 21 years old.  Laverne then enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in Ottawa, where he met his wife and best friend, Kathleen...

It is with great sadness that the family of Ethel Clara Keith (Morien) of Rimbey, Alberta announces her passing at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the age of 95 years.    

Ethel will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her daughter, Gerry (Len) Hough of Stony Plain; and her son, Jim (Pat) Keith of Sherwood Park; in addition to six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.  She will also be loving...

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Reginald John Damiani of Rimbey, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the age of 91 years.   

Reg was born in Rimbey on September 15, 1928, the youngest of three children born to Dominic and Maria Damiani.  He spent his early years on the family farm in the Fuller District west of Rimbey, and attended school at Fuller and Lavesta.  Reg beg...

Clair Shank would like to advise everyone that his work here is done.

On Friday, January 31, 2020, while in his 89th year, Clarence ‘Clair’ Rosario Shank took a call from a higher power to travel to an urgent appointment from which he will not be returning.  He was sitting in his favorite chair watching the news at the Rocky View Lodge in Crossfield, Alberta when the call came in.  As Clair was mostly deaf, his were the only ears the call was...

Leslie ‘Les’ John Holmes of Bentley, Alberta passed away at the Bentley Care Centre on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the age of 94 years.    

Les was born in Loverna, Saskatchewan on April 11, 1925, an hour after his twin brother, Lloyd.  The family moved to New Brigden, Alberta, and in September, 1933 his father purchased the Co-op General Store in Bentley, which was sold to Les and Lloyd in 1959.  In 1957, Les acquired some Herefo...

Reuben Edward Giebelhaus of Rimbey, Alberta went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Monday, January 20, 2020, just shy of 97 years.  He passed away quietly at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre after courageously battling a relentless infection.

Reuben was born at home on February 5, 1923, the first son of John A. and Elizabeth (Miller) Giebelhaus of the Martins District near Vegreville and Holden, Alberta.  He farmed the Holden homestead in...

Bill Vik of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully, with family by his side, at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the age of 89 years.    

The following was written by Bill, himself:

My Life by Bill Vik

“I was delivered into this world on May 20, 1930 in the Taber Hospital to my parents, Joseph and Teresa Vik.  My parents immigrated from Hungary.  My grandfather was the first to arrive in the 1920s,...

Lou G. Monti of Rimbey, Alberta passed away quietly and peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Thursday, January 9, 2020, two days before his 79th birthday.    

Lou will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife and best friend, Pam Davis; and his four children:  Sherri (Don) Desrosiers of Salmon Arm, B.C.; Stacey Monti of Medicine Hat; Darryn Monti of Red Deer; and Larren (Kendall) Monti of Morinvill...

Shirley Fay Lucas, affectionately known as ‘Ma’, of Rimbey, Alberta passed away quietly at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the age of 86 years.    

Shirley was born in Calgary, Alberta on February 8, 1933.  As a youngster, she obtained her schooling in the Turner Valley, Alberta area, later moving to Calgary as a young woman where she worked for a time at the Land Titles office.  In 1962, Shirley...

George Edward Clausen of Hoadley, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Friday, December 27, 2019 at the age of 84 years.

George will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his daughter, Sharon Kreutzer and her children, Jason Britton and Braeden Kreutzer, all of Anzac, Alberta; his two brothers, Thor (Sandra) Clausen of Gwynne, Alberta; and Paul (Ruth) Clausen of Vancouver, B.C.; and his sister, Patricia Miller of...

Daniel ‘Dan’ Joseph Donald of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully, with his loving family by his side, at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Area Two on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the age of 87 years. 

  

Dan will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his beloved wife of 54 years, Ruth; his two sons, Tim (Colleen) Donald of Innisfail; and Todd Donald (Amy Podraski) of Calgary; and seven cherished grandchildren:  Avery, Kayl...

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