Obituaries

McVITTIE

John ‘Charlie’ McVittie of Bluffton, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, with his family by his side, on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the age of 75 years. Charlie will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his beloved wife of 54 years, Mona; his two sons, Alex McVittie of Bluffton; and Sandy McVittie, also of Bluffton; and his daughter, Heather (Lloyd) Fischer of Camrose. He will also be lovingly remembered by his sister, Edith (Bob) Kane of Ponoka; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, other family members, and many treasured friends. Charlie was predeceased by his parents, Alec and Gladys; his brother, Edward; and his sister, Betty Jean. A

NEUFELD

Dorothy Lauretta Neufeld (nee Nichol) of Rimbey, Alberta went to be with her Lord on Thursday, February 28, 2019. She passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Area Three at the age of 96 years. Dorothy, along with her two younger brothers, was raised by loving parents on the family homestead near Lac Vert, Saskatchewan. She began her teaching career at the age of 18, and was a much-loved teacher and guide for hundreds of students over her career. Dorothy accepted the Lord as her Saviour in her teenage years; her faith was very important to her and she was a strong and faithful Christian. Dorothy attended and graduated from the Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, Alberta.

SCHAUER

After a long and full life, the Schauer Family announces the passing of their loving father, Elmer Schauer. He was born in the Krupp District, Saskatchewan and passed away in Salmon Arm, B.C. at the age of 99 years, a father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and uncle. Elmer was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Schauer, his parents, as well as many of his siblings. He is survived by daughter, Debbie (Richard) of B.C.; daughter, Brenda (Glenn) of Alberta; daughter, Cheryl (Jim) of B.C.; son, Russell (Wendy) of Alberta; and daughter, Marlene (Mike) of Alberta; as well as eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered by everyone that knew him for his

LEE

John ‘Jack’ H. Lee of Rimbey, Alberta, formerly of Caroline, Alberta, passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Area Two on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the age of 78 years. Jack will be forever remembered and sadly missed by his loving family: his beloved wife of 56 years, Joyce; and his three sons: Roy John (Meredith) Lee of Spokane, Washington; Douglas James Lee of Edmonton; and Michael Darren Lee of Caroline; as well as three cherished grandchildren: Kyle, Tyler and Ashley; two great grandchildren, Casheton and Malaki; and two step-grandchildren, Sydney and Michael. He will also be lovingly remembered by three brothers: Hugh Lee of Ponoka; Ralph (Jill) Lee of Edmonton; a

deVRIES

Reverend Gerrit ‘Jerry’ deVries, MTS of Rimbey, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the age of 89 years. Jerry will be forever loved and missed by his wife and sweetheart of 67 years, Alison; and his children: Rita (Mike), Susan (David), Gordon (Karen), Ronald (Karen), Donald (Fay), and Tina (Doug); as well as twenty grandchildren, thirty-four great grandchildren, and his sister. Jerry was predeceased by his son, David; his granddaughter, Christine, and two sisters. A Memorial Service in Celebration of Jerry’s Life was held at the Rimbey United Church, Rimbey on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Kris Jensen offi

DAHMS

Calvin Dahms of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Hospice, Red Deer on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the age of 70 years. Calvin will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his two daughters, Audra Rowbotham (Carlos Perez) of Red Deer; and Jody Graham of Blackfalds; two step-daughters, Michelle (Darren) Tennant of Rimbey; and Stacey (Mark) Johnson also of Rimbey; as well as four grandchildren: Kelsey (Davis) Claffey, Taija Graham (Dylan Barnes), Cole Rowbotham, and Calan Graham (Meghan Airriess); three great grandchildren: Fitz and Stevie Claffey, and Carter Barnes; and eight step-grandchildren: Nicole (Jim) McIntyre, Ashton Connolley, Brittany (Dalin) Olson, Bren

ZURKAN

Boris T. Zurkan of Sylvan Lake, Alberta passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, Red Deer, Alberta on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the age of 94 years. Boris received his education at the West Curtis School and Portage Collegiate Institute. He enjoyed a long career as an electrician, retiring from the DEW Line in 1992 from Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, where he had one mile in the Canada Trail. Throughout his life, Boris worked hard to provide for his family. In his down time, ‘the farm’ was his pride and joy. Boris loved music, history, dancing and singing. He especially enjoyed visits with family, friends, and neighbours; and good discussions, particularly about politics. Until the e