Obituaries

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...

With deeply saddened hearts, we announce the passing of Brooke-Lynn ‘Brookie’ Longman  of Sylvan Lake, Alberta.   Too soon and too young she was taken from  us at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, Edmonton on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at the age of 12 years.

Brooke-Lynn was born at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on January 28, 2007 to Jamie and Jared Longman.  She came into this world loving her family with everything she had...

It is with great sadness that the family of Roger ‘Ramjet’ Edward Outten, of Gull Lake, Alberta, announces his passing after a brave battle with cancer.  He passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the age of 74 years.    

Roger was born on July 30, 1945 in Brooks, Alberta and grew up in nearby Duchess.  He was a seaman with the Royal Canadian...

With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Harold John Oberhammer of Edmonton, Alberta on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the age of 52 years.  He is at peace and dancing in heaven among angels.

Harold was surrounded by a treasured circle of family and close friends who will miss his charismatic smile, his wry sense of humour, his love for a good conversation, and his appreciation for an exciting Edmonton Oilers hockey game!  He will be...

Leonard Clarence ‘Gary’ Soderberg of Rimbey, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the age of 77 years.  Gary was born in Rimbey on February 26, 1942. 

The following was written by Gary, himself:

"Lived in Iola area for first year.  Then moved to Red Deer with my younger sister, Gail and my parents, Clarence and Hazel Soderberg in 1943.  Grew up in, and took my schooling in Red Deer, A...

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Diane Marie Hofer (nee Gabas) of Sunnyside, Alberta, formerly of Calgary, on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the age of 63 years.

Diane was born on December 27, 1955 in Brooks, Alberta to Joe and Marjorie Gabas (nee Ruckman), where she grew up in the rural communities of Tilley and Markerville before relocating to Calgary in 1966.  Diane was united in marriage to Edward Hofer in 1978.

Diane...

Gwendolyn ‘Gwen’ Marie Smith of Rimbey, Alberta passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the age of 89 years.    

Gwen will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by her son, Butch (Nicole) Smith of Rimbey; and her three daughters, Marie (Kent) Freer of Oak Harbor, Washington; Carol (Harley) Hawkings of Sylvan Lake; and Shelly (Keith) Innes of Calgary.  She will also be lovingly rememb...

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we say ‘good-bye’ to our beloved mother, Grams, Great Grams, and dear friend, Marjorie Olive Sutela of the Hespero District.  She passed away peacefully at the Royal Oak Village, Lacombe on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at the age of 96 years.

Marjorie was born in Eckville, Alberta to Calvin and Mae Fletcher.  She resided at her farm after her husband, John passed away in May, 1969, until her illness in 201...

Annie ‘Ann’ Hicks of Bluffton, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Monday, October 28, 2019 at the age of 92 years.   

Ann was born on January 27, 1927 on a farm near Lipton, Saskatchewan.  She was the second oldest of twelve children, and helped to look after her younger siblings following the passing of her father when Ann was only 16 years old.  Later, she worked as a cook in various logging camps...

Doreen Yvonne Montalbetti of Rimbey, Alberta passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the age of 82 years, following the results of a motor vehicle accident that occurred on August 29, 2019.    

Doreen was born, raised, and united in marriage in the Springdale and Bluffton Districts in Alberta. Together with her husband, Joe, they then resided for ten years near Cranbrook, B.C., returning t...

Hendrik ‘Henry’ de Vries of Rimbey, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the age of 84 years.

Henry will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his family:  his beloved wife of almost 55 years, Margaret; his son, Jim (Tracy); and his daughter, Tanja (Robert) Stoner; as well as four cherished grandchildren: Garett (Elizabeth), Joel (Lauren), Jacee (Colin), and Jenna (Nick); and four pr...

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