Obituaries

WHITEHEAD

Louise Whitehead of Rimbey, Alberta, formerly of Red Deer, passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Long Term Care on Friday, August 31, 2018 at the age of 94 years. Louise will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband, Bill Procyshen; and her children: her son, Art (Maxine) Whitehead of Eckville; and her daughter, Pat (Reiny) Weeks of Rimbey; as well as three treasured grandchildren: Laureen (Jim) Morton of Rimbey; Todd (Amy) Whitehead of Calgary; and Tim Whitehead of Red Deer; and six precious great grandchildren: Brenda, Miranda, Marisa, Lyla, Ella, and Elliot; in addition to several nieces and nephews, other extended family, and many close friends and acquain

OLSON

Gary R. Olson of Rimbey, Alberta passed away suddenly on Monday, August 20, 2018 at the age of 60 years. He will be remembered for his generosity, laughter, and ability to make a friend out of any body. Gary will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife, Mary; and his three daughters: Stephanie Olson (Kelly Lesick), Chelsie (Parker) Toews, and Danielle Olson. He will also be lovingly remembered by his mother, Marie Olson; six brothers: Maurice (Linda) Olson, Len (Wendy) Olson, Duane Olson, Rick Olson, Greg Olson (Carol Landsbury), and David (Teresa) Olson; and six sisters: Leanne (Ken) Baudistel, Sharon Radomsky, Valerie Parama (Dennis Gauvin), Denise Olson, Melanie (Bert) Vleeming, a

FARNHAM

Ruth M. Farnham of Rimbey, Alberta, formerly of the Nelson, B.C. area, passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Area Two on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the age of 94 years. Ruth will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her loving children: her son, Michael Farnham of Regina, Saskatchewan; and her daughter, Marilynn (Darryn) Emmelkamp of Rimbey; as well as her nine cherished grandchildren: Cassandra, Tegan, Lucas, Tori, Sophia, Riley, Marc, Dominic, and Dario; and her four precious great grandchildren: Joey, Anthony, Benjamin, and Amelia; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Ruth was predeceased by her beloved husband, Roy in 19

HARTMAN

Shirley Louise Hartman (nee Knuff) of Hoadley, Alberta, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, auntie, friend, entrepreneur, gardener, and community contributor, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family members at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, after a brief illness with leukemia, on Monday, August 13, 2018 at the age of 76 years. Shirley was born on January 11, 1942 in Unity, Saskatchewan, the fourth and final daughter born to her homesteading parents. She became the son her father never had, and it was on the farm that she learned the value of hard work with her dad and grandpa in the fields, and her mom in the farmhouse kitchen. Indeed, Shirley worked h

PATEY

William “Bill” K. Patey of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the age of 82 years. Bill, otherwise known as ‘Big Bird’, will always be remembered for his many kindnesses and the generosity he showed towards others. He was the helping hand that many seniors appreciated and will never forget. Bill be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife of 56 years, Barbara; and his two daughters, Lesley (Sean) Murphy of Spruce Grove; and Lisa (Craig) Hanson of Sylvan Lake. He will also be lovingly remembered by eight cherished grandchildren; and two great grandchildren; in addition to many nieces, nephews, other r

LAPOINTE

Robert Joseph Albert ‘Bob’ Lapointe of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Long Term Care on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the age of 92 years. Bob will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 62 years, Annette; and his eight children: Vivian (Cliff) Longman of Rimbey; Janet Klasson of Edmonton; Daniel (Jacqueline) Lapointe of Sylvan Lake; Renee Lapointe (Mike) of Tallahassee, Florida; Suzanne Hayes of Strathmore; Richard Lapointe (Tracy) of Czar, Alberta; Patrick Lapointe of Rimbey; and Nicole (Calvin) Sayer also of Czar. He will also be lovingly remembered by 18 cherished grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; in addition to num