Obituaries

SMITH

David ‘Dave’ R. Smith of Falun, Alberta passed away peacefully with his wife, Marie by his side at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Area Two on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the age of 81 years. Dave loved being in ‘the bush’, and greatly enjoyed the outdoors and hunting. He possessed a passion for restoring Model Ts and John Deere’s, and was an avid collector. Dave will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his beloved wife, Marie; and three stepsons: Danny Ferguson, Lawrence Ferguson, and Tim (Ginger) Ferguson; as well as two special granddaughters, Holly and Jamie. Dave was predeceased by his parents, Orville and Mary; one brother, Buddy; and one sister at birth, Margaret. With

HOLLAND

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Kenneth Ray Holland of Rimbey, Alberta on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the age of 78 years. Ken was born at Rocky Mountain House and spent his youth on the family farm, seven miles north and east of Leslieville. He attended the Blueberry Valley School, south of the farm, for his education. Ken worked for a few years helping farmers around the Benalto and Leslieville Districts with farm chores. He also worked a few years as a mobile grain cleaner for one farmer. Ken was then employed for nine years for the Alberta Wheat Pool elevators at Bentley, Wetaskiwin, Breton, and Huxley, buying grain. In the fall of 1974, he moved his family nort

LAIDLER

Gerald ‘Jase’ Allen Laidler of Red Deer, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Long Term Care on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the age of 86 years. Jase was born in Red Deer and worked for 40 plus years as a Partsman at Northwest Motors. He was united in marriage to Jean Minue in 1957. A source of immense pride for Jase was building a backyard swimming pool in 1975, which was enjoyed by family and friends. Jase will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his son, Bob (Colleen); and his cherished grandsons: Robert (Sabrina), Chad (Madison), Lorry (Louise), and Lane (Tina); as well as seven great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Donna (Allan) Loewen;

RUMSEY

With great sadness we announce the quiet passing of Lynda Jane Rumsey (nee Pruden) of Mayerthorpe, Alberta, formerly of Rimbey, Alberta. Lynda was born on April 8, 1953 at Foam Lake, Saskatchewan and passed away peacefully, with her loving children at her side, at the Mayerthorpe Health Care Centre on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the age of 65 years. Lynda will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her cherished children: her daughter, Paulette (Markco) Plummer of Whitecourt; and her son, Cory Rumsey of … depends which horse racetrack is open! She will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her three grandsons - ‘her boys’ - Klaeton Neumeier, Kden Plummer, and Krz Plummer, all