Obituaries

BUIST

Bouke “Bob” Buist of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the age of 91 years. Bob will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife of 64 years, Jean; and his loving sons: William Buist of San Jose, Costa Rica; and Paul Buist of Kamloops, B.C.; as well as five cherished grandchildren: Jeff, Rashel, Kye, Lisa, and Hanna; and his treasured great granddaughter, MaeLee. He will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by three brothers: Willem Buist, Kees Buist, and Benno Buist, all of the Netherlands; and three sisters: Alice Scholing of Lacombe; and Cory Knot and Martha DeVries, both of the Neth

HERMARY

Robert “Bob” Emile Hermary of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Centennial Centre, Ponoka on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the age of 87 years. Bob will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his 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. He will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by one brother, Paul; one sister, Marguerite; numerous nieces and nephews; and many close friends. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Madeleine and

COOPER

Mervin “Merv” G. Cooper of Caroline, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Rimbey on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the age of 84 years. Merv will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife of 59 years, Stella; his loving family: his daughter, Diana (Dave) Ketchum of Wembley, Alberta; and his two sons, Dusty (Birdy) Cooper of Wildwood, Alberta; and Dale (Stacia) Cooper of Caroline; as well as eleven cherished grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. He will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his brother, Richard (Donna) Cooper of Olympia, Washington; and two sisters, Edna Cooper of Caroline; and Rena Peterson of Anchorage, Alaska; in ad

BENGTSON

Cody Arthur Bengtson of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully, with his daughters at his side, at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Long Term Care on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the age of 85 years. Cody was born in Frontier, Saskatchewan on July 4, 1932. When he was three years old, Cody moved with his family to the Leedale area in 1935. He was raised with a large family of eight siblings. Cody later moved to Rimbey where he met and was united in marriage to Kay, and together they raised two daughters. He resided in Rimbey ever since, thoroughly enjoying the community and surrounding areas. “Forever loved, sadly missed … and always remembered.” Cody is survived by his loving family:

THUL

Bernard “Bernie” L. Thul of Rimbey, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the age of 74 years. Bernie will always be remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife of 39 years, June; his loving children: Josh (Liz), Jennifer (Terrance), and Jonathan (Alina); as well as seven cherished grandchildren: Will, Drake, Myia, Emma, Deacon, Delilah, and Quinn. He will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his siblings: Helen (Art), Stan (Denise), Peggy (Ron), Debbie (Blair), Dan (Debbie), and Doug (Ronda); in addition to a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wilf and Jean; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members, and m