Obituaries

G. Bruce Anderson of Rimbey, Alberta passed away suddenly, but peacefully, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the age of 65 years, following an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Bruce was born on July 20, 1952 to Forbes and Mary Anderson in Bowness, Alberta. He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Sharon. From a young age, Bruce’s parents instilled a love of nature in him that lasted his whole life. He he...

Gwenne Joyce Wheale of Winfield, Alberta passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the age of 88 years.

Gwenne will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her loving children:  Terry (Karen) Wheale of Winfield; Sharron (Ed) VanderVelden of Lacombe; Allan (Linda) Wheale of Spiritwood, Saskatchewan; and Robin (Charlene) Wheale of Winfield.  She will also be lovi...

Gerald "Jerry" H. Albach of Rimbey, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Area Two on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the age of 80 years.

The eldest of eight children to Henry and Lily Albach, Jerry was born at home on the farm near Parkside, Saskatchewan.  After receiving his High School Diploma, he heard the calling of Alberta to join the work force in the oilfield.  Very quickly he gained employment with Pembina Pipeli...

Wendy Rauhala of Rimbey, Alberta passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the age of 48 years.

Wendy will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her companion and best friend, Steve; her two sons, Connor Guldbrandsen (Jessie) of Rimbey; and Blake Guldbrandsen (Sophia) also of Rimbey; and her two daughters, Falon Knight-Davies of Sylvan Lake; and Jolene Guldbrandsen also of Sylvan Lake; in addition to three cherished grandchildren:  Da...

Marilyn Evans of Rimbey, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Thursday, September 14, 2017 with her children, Leanne, Curtis and his wife, Sonja, and her granddaughter, Jessica at her side.

Born to Tom and Alice Woolley on April 25, 1943 in Lamont, Alberta, Marilyn was the third of six children (Evelyn, Betty, Leonard, George, Albert).  Her family, which includes the spouses of her brothers and sisters, have always be...

Rod Palm passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017 at his home west of Rimbey, following a sudden heart attack.  His wife, Mary, was at his side.

Born to Ruth and Leo Palm on July 11, 1962, Rod was the seventh of nine children.  He grew up on their farm west of Forshee, where the seeds of his character were sown:  steadfast work ethic, generosity of spirit, reverence for nature, and love of learning.  A lifelong appreciation for music, and the f...

Gilbert Bushey of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Area 3 on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the age of 96 years.

Gilbert was born in Kinsella, Alberta to Samuel and Theresa Bushey, and was a life-long resident of the Rimbey area.  Gilbert will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his three sons, Ken Bushey (Rebecca Paizen) of Penticton, B.C.; Vern Bushey (Christine Cielien) of Sylvan Lake; and...

James “Jim” W. Brewster of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Acute Care on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the age of 85 years.

Jim was born on August 30, 1931 in Calgary, Alberta, the oldest in the family of four.  He grew up in Banff, was a true cowboy, skier, and all-around athlete.  Jim’s work included:  horse wrangler, hunting guide, worked for Brewster Transport as a driver, and later as management....

Joslyn Jade Snow of Bentley, Alberta passed away peacefully in her sister’s arms and with her family by her side at the Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary on Friday, July 14, 2017 at the age of 27 years.

Joslyn will be forever remembered and sadly missed by her loving family:  her mother, Brenda Snow of Bentley; her father, Larry Snow (Connie Johnson) of Gull Lake; as well as two treasured siblings: her big brother, Taylor Snow (Felicity Cole)...

Alfred Hoch of Westerose, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the age of 82 years.

Alfred was born on October 15, 1934 in Barbarówka, Poland to Helen Oëlke and Andreas Hoch.  He and his mother immigrated to Canada in 1951 when Alfred was sixteen years old.  They stayed with friends in Alberta, finally settling in Wetaskiwin.  Alfred met Shirley Boden of Crystal Springs, Alberta and they we...

Murray A. Odenbach of Bentley, Alberta passed away suddenly at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the age of 66 years.

Murray will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife and best friend of 47 years, Trudy; and his two daughters, Marsha (Stephen) Lush of Bentley; and Janet Odenbach of Red Deer; as well as four cherished grandchildren:  Hayley (Alex) Hiscocks, Ian, Andrew, and Tanner.  He will also b...

It is with the heaviest of hearts that our family announces the passing of Joseph Raymond “Ray” Durette.  Ray passed away with his family by his side at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the age of 51 years, after a very short and aggressive, but courageous battle with cancer.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Ray was born in Campbellton, New Brunswick to Maurice and Kathleen Durette.  He...

With great sadness we announce the passing of Charlotte Sena Makowski (nee Brockman) of Red Deer, Alberta who passed away at her home on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the age of 75 years.

Charlotte was born on October 6, 1941 in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta to Dan and Helen Brockman.  She grew up in Rocky Mountain House where she obtained her schooling, moving to Calgary as a young adult where she trained as a Licensed Practical Nurse.  Charlotte...

Norman Francis Jean Langlois of Rimbey, Alberta passed away suddenly at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the age of 78 years.

Norm  was  born  on  August  21, 1938 in  Sudbury, Ontario, one of fifteen children.  He was a man with a multitude of job experiences.  Having worked for many years for the Ontario Northland Railroad in North Bay, Norm ventured far and wide with his skills of trade.  Anyone who knew h...

Fred “Freddie” Beelby of Winfield, Alberta passed away suddenly on the farm on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the age of 75 years.

Fred was born in Biggar, Saskatchewan and moved to Winfield in the late 1950s. His life was spent working in construction, the oil field and moving rigs. Fred’s passion was his Percherons, trucks, his grandsons, and his great grandson. He was a very kind, loving, and generous husband, father, grandfather, and great gra...

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