Obituaries

PIKE

Ralph Arnold Pike of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the age of 84 years. Ralph was born on December 30, 1935 to Frank and Marjorie Pike. He completed Grade 5 in school at Leedale and Faraway, after which time he went to work at a sawmill in the Faraway area at the age of 12 years. Ralph’s other jobs during his career included; truck driver, oilfield operator, and farmer. During his off-time, he took great pleasure in camping, hunting, and fishing. Ralph enjoyed competing in rodeo events as a bareback rider and a wild horse man, and he also coached his son’s hockey teams. Ralph’s greatest love was spending tim

GARRIES

Doris Jean Garries of Bentley, Alberta passed away at the Bentley Care Centre on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at the age of 97 years. Doris was born in Loverna, Saskatchewan on October 23, 1922. The family moved to New Brigden, Alberta, and in September, 1933 her father purchased the Co-op General Store in Bentley. Doris married Ralph Henry ‘Red’ Garries on September 4, 1950. Her family was her whole life, and her pride and joy. Doris is survived by her loving children: Leslie (Ken) Haarstad, William (Leslie) Garries, and Robert (Verna) Garries, all of Bentley, and Patricia (Gregory) Keir of Mississauga, Ontario; her grandchildren: Michelle, Barbara, Scott, Charmane, Gregory, John, and Jennif

MCDOUGALL

Rhoda E. McDougall (nee Armstrong) of Rimbey, Alberta, formerly of Victoria, B.C., passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. She passed away peacefully in her 91st year. Rhoda’s roots were in Kinistino, Saskatchewan, and after graduating from the University of Saskatchewan, she went on to raise her family in Edmonton with their dad, Bruce. Rhoda shared her passion for learning throughout her career as a teacher in Edmonton, teaching English to new teachers in India, and at Yukon College. She was a strong advocate for women’s rights and equality, which was evident in her work with Planned Parenthood and the YWCA. She retired to Victoria, where she was