Obituaries

Clair Shank would like to advise everyone that his work here is done.

On Friday, January 31, 2020, while in his 89th year, Clarence ‘Clair’ Rosario Shank took a call from a higher power to travel to an urgent appointment from which he will not be returning.  He was sitting in his favorite chair watching the news at the Rocky View Lodge in Crossfield, Alberta when the call came in.  As Clair was mostly deaf, his were the only ears the call was...

Leslie ‘Les’ John Holmes of Bentley, Alberta passed away at the Bentley Care Centre on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the age of 94 years.    

Les was born in Loverna, Saskatchewan on April 11, 1925, an hour after his twin brother, Lloyd.  The family moved to New Brigden, Alberta, and in September, 1933 his father purchased the Co-op General Store in Bentley, which was sold to Les and Lloyd in 1959.  In 1957, Les acquired some Herefo...

Reuben Edward Giebelhaus of Rimbey, Alberta went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Monday, January 20, 2020, just shy of 97 years.  He passed away quietly at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre after courageously battling a relentless infection.

Reuben was born at home on February 5, 1923, the first son of John A. and Elizabeth (Miller) Giebelhaus of the Martins District near Vegreville and Holden, Alberta.  He farmed the Holden homestead in...

Bill Vik of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully, with family by his side, at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the age of 89 years.    

The following was written by Bill, himself:

My Life by Bill Vik

“I was delivered into this world on May 20, 1930 in the Taber Hospital to my parents, Joseph and Teresa Vik.  My parents immigrated from Hungary.  My grandfather was the first to arrive in the 1920s,...

Lou G. Monti of Rimbey, Alberta passed away quietly and peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Thursday, January 9, 2020, two days before his 79th birthday.    

Lou will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife and best friend, Pam Davis; and his four children:  Sherri (Don) Desrosiers of Salmon Arm, B.C.; Stacey Monti of Medicine Hat; Darryn Monti of Red Deer; and Larren (Kendall) Monti of Morinvill...

Shirley Fay Lucas, affectionately known as ‘Ma’, of Rimbey, Alberta passed away quietly at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the age of 86 years.    

Shirley was born in Calgary, Alberta on February 8, 1933.  As a youngster, she obtained her schooling in the Turner Valley, Alberta area, later moving to Calgary as a young woman where she worked for a time at the Land Titles office.  In 1962, Shirley...

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