Obituaries

SODERBERG

Leonard Clarence ‘Gary’ Soderberg of Rimbey, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the age of 77 years. Gary was born in Rimbey on February 26, 1942. The following was written by Gary, himself: "Lived in Iola area for first year. Then moved to Red Deer with my younger sister, Gail and my parents, Clarence and Hazel Soderberg in 1943. Grew up in, and took my schooling in Red Deer, Alberta. Grades 1 and 2 at Old North Red Deer School, Grades 3 to 7 at Central School, Red Deer, Grades 8 and 9 at River Glen High School, high school at Lindsey Thurber Composite High School. I then left after two semesters in Grade 10 to commence my workin

HOFER

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Diane Marie Hofer (nee Gabas) of Sunnyside, Alberta, formerly of Calgary, on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the age of 63 years. Diane was born on December 27, 1955 in Brooks, Alberta to Joe and Marjorie Gabas (nee Ruckman), where she grew up in the rural communities of Tilley and Markerville before relocating to Calgary in 1966. Diane was united in marriage to Edward Hofer in 1978. Diane will be forever remembered by her loving family: her husband, Edward; her children, Ian (Solange) Hofer of Calgary; and Andrea (Igor) Aleksic of Sherwood Park; and three grandchildren: Korben, Verity, and Requinn; as well as her sister, Deborah (Tony)

SMITH

Gwendolyn ‘Gwen’ Marie Smith of Rimbey, Alberta passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the age of 89 years. Gwen will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by her son, Butch (Nicole) Smith of Rimbey; and her three daughters, Marie (Kent) Freer of Oak Harbor, Washington; Carol (Harley) Hawkings of Sylvan Lake; and Shelly (Keith) Innes of Calgary. She will also be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by eight special and cherished grandchildren: Taylor, Sam, Kennedy, Guy, Jennifer, Stephanie, Valerie, and Carmen; two precious great grandsons, Aksel, and Vincent; as well as two sisters-in-law, Margaret Wagers, and Olive Lund both of Innisfa