Obituaries

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...

With saddened hearts we announce the passing of Carol Plumb of Bluffton, Alberta.  She passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the age of 77 years. 

Carol was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta on June 3, 1942 to Edward and Helene Jehn.  She grew up in the Pipestone area west of Wetaskiwin, and attended school in Pipestone and Calmar.  Carol’s father passed away when she was only 12 years old, and whe...

Marion Lauraine Hunt of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the age of 93 years.

Marion will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her family:  her daughter, Pat Annable of Rimbey; and her cherished grandchildren:  Marion (Shawn) Schultz, Dona Annable, Richard Kuffner, Dan Hunt, and Rhoda (Pete) Willburn; as well as ten precious great grandchildren.  She will...

Garnet P. Waldner of Bluffton, Alberta passed away suddenly, but peacefully, at his home on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the age of 64 years.

In the hearts of Garnet’s loving family, he will always be remembered with many precious memories, especially all the fun times they had together in the meat shop, Rimbey Meat Processing, which he ran with his father for many years.  Garnet was also known for being the local Scouts leader for several...

With sadness we announce the passing of David Michael Keith of Drayton Valley, Alberta on Saturday, September 21, 2019. He passed away peacefully at the Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre at the age of 61 years.

David will be sadly missed and his memory forever cherished in the hearts of his loving family: his father, Herb Keith (Joyce) of Rimbey; his two sisters, Linda (Ray) Babiuk of Innisfail; and Patty Keith of Red Deer; and his sist...

Linda Ann Gordon (nee Dahms) of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the age of 63 years.

Linda will always be remembered and greatly missed by her loving family:  her husband and best friend, Charlie; and her brother, Allen (Laine) Dahms of Rimbey; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, other extended family members, and many close and cherished friends.  Linda was...

Ronald ‘Ron’ W. Beaulieu of the Gull Lake, Alberta area passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the age of 77 years.

Ron will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his beloved wife, Shirley; and his two children:  Raquelle Pilon, and Stephen Beaulieu and their spouses, both of the Vancouver, B.C. area; as well as six grandchildren.  He will also be lovingly remembered by three sis...

Larry L. Conway of Rimbey, Alberta passed away suddenly, at the age of 74 years, at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Saturday, September 7, 2019 - ten years to the day of the passing of his son, Rodney.

Larry will be forever remembered and greatly missed by his beloved wife of 48 years, Colleen; his son, Greg Conway (Brenda Lewis) of Rimbey and their family:  Cody Lewis (Rhea Frank) and their children, and Dustin Lewis; and his daughter...

Carole Ann Cech of Bluffton, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the age of 77 years.

Carole Ann Sutherland was born on May 23, 1942 in New Westminster, B.C. to Dave and Ella Sutherland.  She was their first born.  The young family did not stay long in B.C., moving into a small general store near Unity, Saskatchewan when Carole was very young.  Her parents, along with Carole...

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