Obituaries

LARSEN

George “Geo” Larsen of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Long Term Care on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the age of 78 years. George was born in Edmonton on October 14, 1938. In 1960, he was united in marriage to Patricia Holstein and together they purchased the farm west of Rimbey. George was a man of many talents; he was a cat skinner, welder, mechanic, and spent numerous years working in the oilfield. Many people may remember George as a collector of special “treasures”, and his place will always be remembered as a well-known local landmark to many. George will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife of 57 years, Pat; his chi

MORRIS

Betty Lorraine Morris, nee Macpherson, 91 years, formerly of Calgary, Alberta passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 23, 2017 surrounded by loved ones at her daughter’s lake house, after a courageous and valiant battle with cancer. Born on Homecrest Farms, Brandon, Manitoba on August 3, 1925, Betty was an accomplished equestrian, showing at the Toronto Royal Exposition at the age of five, and countless other horse shows across Canada. At the young age of 15, she attended the University of Manitoba. Two years later, she went to teach in a one-room school house where her oldest student was only a couple years her junior. Returning home to the farm, she worked alongside her beloved father

PULAY

Marcella Thelma Pulay of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta passed away with her family by her side at the Good Samaritan Clearwater Centre, Rocky Mountain House on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the age of 91 years. She fought a courageous battle of pneumonia, but it won out. Marcella was born at Evergreen, Alberta, the first of four children born to Peter and Tilla Overgaard. She lived in Rocky most of her life with the exception of a couple of years at Canim Lake, Kamloops, B.C. She then returned to Rocky where she remained for the rest of her life. Marcella loved all animals, birds, and the outdoors. She often shared with others her rich faith in God’s word, and his promises for the near f

BEC

Louis Bec of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully at the West Park Lodge, Red Deer on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the age of 92 years. Louis will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife of 69 years, Elsie; and his six loving daughters: Darlene (Douglas) Hollman of Red Deer; Lill (Paul) Kent of Red Deer; Marie (Miles) Hills of Sylvan Lake; 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 grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will also be lovingly remembered by his sister-in-law, Phillis Bec of Saskatchewan; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. Louis was predec

BEIERBACH

Glen A. Beierbach of Rimbey, Alberta passed away suddenly at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the age of 70 years. Glen will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his brother, Les (Louise) Beierbach of Rimbey; his nephew, Lyle (Kim) Beierbach and their family, all of Rimbey; and his niece, Lana (Cory) Swanson and their family, all of Red Deer. Glen was predeceased by his parents, Herb and Kay. A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of Glen's Life was held at the Rimbey Church of the Nazarene, Rimbey on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Reg Darnell officiating. Cremation took place at the Central Alberta Crematorium, Re

ROBAK

Brad E. Robak of Rimbey, Alberta passed away following a short battle with cancer at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, Red Deer on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the age of 51 years. Brad will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his daughter, Aimee (Daniel) Lemottee of Strathmore; and his son, Charles (Christine) Bell of Red Deer; as well as four cherished grandchildren. He will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his brother, Ron (Donna) Robak of Rimbey; in addition to four special nieces and nephews. Brad was predeceased by his parents, Bill and Vicky Robak; and his sister, Brenda Bridge. A Celebration of Brad’s Life was held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Rimbey on

JOHNSON

Harold Raymond Johnson of Alder Flats, Alberta passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Rimbey on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the age of 91 years. Harold will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife of 67 years, Bernice; his three sons, Gerry (Cynthia) Johnson of Edmonton; Dexter (Kip) Johnson of California; and Blayne Johnson of Alder Flats; and his two daughters, Debbie Johnson (Kit Robinson) of Calgary; and Denice (Pat) Murray of Alder Flats. He will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by nine cherished grandchildren, Jessica, Michelle , Michaela, Joel, Destin, Kyla, Levi, Kyle, and Justin; and five great gran

HERMARY

Regina Anna Hermary of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the age of 83 years. Regina will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her beloved husband of 64 years, Robert; and her five loving children: Mary (Rick) Bickford of Red Deer; Randy (Maureen) Hermary of Red Deer; Lucille (Marty) Konsmo of Olds; Louise (Mark) Pavlick of Red Deer; and Brian (Dar) Hermary of Sundre; as well as nine grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. She will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by one brother, five sisters, numerous nieces and nephews, and many close friends. Regin

LAMONTAGNE

Real F.J. Lamontagne of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully with his wife by his side at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the age of 58 years. Real will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife, Bonnie; his two sons, Christopher (Chandra) Lamontagne of Red Deer; and Daniel Lamontagne also of Red Deer; his daughter, Pauline (Brad) Weinberger of Edmonton; and his son-in-law, Simon McMullen of Red Deer; in addition to seven cherished grandchildren. He will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his parents, Fern and Loretta Lamontagne of Saskatchewan; his mother-in-law, Raymonde Fusick of Saskatchewan; three brothers: Marcel