Obituaries

ODENBACH

Murray A. Odenbach of Bentley, Alberta passed away suddenly at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the age of 66 years. Murray will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife and best friend of 47 years, Trudy; and his two daughters, Marsha (Stephen) Lush of Bentley; and Janet Odenbach of Red Deer; as well as four cherished grandchildren: Hayley (Alex) Hiscocks, Ian, Andrew, and Tanner. He will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his three sisters: Charlene (Wayne) Shearer of Vulcan; Carol (Don) Wiebe of Calgary; and Gail (Bill) Matthew of Edmonton; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews, and many cherished friends. Murray was pre

DURETTE

It is with the heaviest of hearts that our family announces the passing of Joseph Raymond “Ray” Durette. Ray passed away with his family by his side at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the age of 51 years, after a very short and aggressive, but courageous battle with cancer. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Ray was born in Campbellton, New Brunswick to Maurice and Kathleen Durette. He lived in Calgary most of his life and began a career as a roofer. Ray moved to Red Deer with his wife several years ago and worked renovating with his dad. For the past seven years, he worked building trailers at QA Structures with a wonderful group of peop

MAKOWSKI

With great sadness we announce the passing of Charlotte Sena Makowski (nee Brockman) of Red Deer, Alberta who passed away at her home on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the age of 75 years. Charlotte was born on October 6, 1941 in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta to Dan and Helen Brockman. She grew up in Rocky Mountain House where she obtained her schooling, moving to Calgary as a young adult where she trained as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Charlotte worked for many years at Michener Centre in Red Deer, and later on she also looked after many individual clients. Charlotte will be forever remembered and sadly missed by her loving children: three sons, Lance (Glenda) Wotherspoon of Crossfield; Der

LANGLOIS

Norman Francis Jean Langlois of Rimbey, Alberta passed away suddenly at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the age of 78 years. Norm was born on August 21, 1938 in Sudbury, Ontario, one of fifteen children. He was a man with a multitude of job experiences. Having worked for many years for the Ontario Northland Railroad in North Bay, Norm ventured far and wide with his skills of trade. Anyone who knew him would have heard of his fond memories while working at Hannah Bay Goose Camp on Hudson Bay. After leaving North Bay, Norm and Edie ventured west to Atlin, British Columbia, where they built a log home and continued to reside there for twelve years.

BEELBY

Fred “Freddie” Beelby of Winfield, Alberta passed away suddenly on the farm on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the age of 75 years. Fred was born in Biggar, Saskatchewan and moved to Winfield in the late 1950s. His life was spent working in construction, the oil field and moving rigs. Fred’s passion was his Percherons, trucks, his grandsons, and his great grandson. He was a very kind, loving, and generous husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Fred will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife of 46 years, Sandy; his son, Myran Beelby (Kathy) and grandsons, Blake and Taylor, all of Bluffton; and his daughter, Shannon Gertner (Doug) and grandson, Justin Gertner (She

GRAHAM

Iva M. Graham of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the age of 64 years. Iva was born on February 12, 1953 in Edmonton and moved to Rimbey in 1959. Raised in the country, her love for farming continued throughout her life and was demonstrated by her avid participation in many agricultural organizations, including: 4-H, the Ponoka Stampede, the Rimbey Ag Society, Farmer’s Market, the Rimbey Women’s Conference Committee, the Blindman Valley Propane Co-op, and the Alberta Angus Association. Iva will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband, Jim, the love of her life, whom she married in 1973. She will also