Obituaries

Greta K. Eagles of Sylvan Lake, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Area Two on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the age of 81 years.    

Greta was a very beautiful woman - inside and out.  She was articulate in her tasks, and was always very pleasant and extremely kind to everyone she met.  Greta adored her family, especially her grandchildren.  Her family loved her very much … and will miss her every day....

Denise Marie Ingles of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully, with her kids by her side, at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the age of 77 years. 

Denise Marie was born in Lethbridge on September 23, 1942 to Bill and Frances Collin, and resided in Warner, Alberta until she married Roy Smith in 1960.  They lived in a few towns before settling in Calgary.  The marriage produced four children who were the love of...

Richard ‘Dick’ Roy Osokin of the Homeglen District, Alberta passed away suddenly on Monday, May 11, 2020 at the age of 74 years. 

Dick was born and raised wreaking havoc in Homeglen with his siblings his entire childhood!  He attended the Homeglen School for Grades 1 to 6, Sylvan Heights for Grades 6 to 10, and the Ponoka High School for Grades 11 and 12.  It was during his high school years that Dick developed into a high-profile football pl...

Elsie Bec of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully at Bethany CollegeSide, Red Deer on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the age of 89 years.

Elsie will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her six daughters:  Dar (Doug) Hollman of Red Deer; Lill (Paul) Kent of Red Deer; Marie (Miles) Hills of Lacombe; Lorraine (Grant) Moberg of Red Deer; Diane Paquette also of Red Deer; and Eunice (Jamie) Foster of Coquitlam, B.C.; as well as many special...

‘Bill’ Billy Jack Perlitz of Blackfalds, Alberta passed away at his home on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at the age of 42 years.    

Bill was born at the Bentley Hospital and went home to Rimbey.  Growing up, he loved to skidoo.  When Bill was just three years old, he would wake up and put his skidoo suit on over his PJ’s, put his snow boots on with no socks, and go outside and sit on the skidoo waiting for his dad to get up and take hi...

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....

Rhoda E. McDougall (nee Armstrong) of Rimbey, Alberta, formerly of Victoria, B.C., passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.  She passed away peacefully in her 91st year.      

Rhoda’s roots were in Kinistino, Saskatchewan, and after graduating from the University of Saskatchewan, she went on to raise her family in Edmonton with their dad, Bruce.  Rhoda shared her passion for learn...

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...

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