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  • den ENGELSEN

    Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, Grace den Engelsen of Rimbey, Alberta, passed away quietly at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at the age of 88 years. Grace will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her son Clark (Shaunna) den Engelsen of Red Deer; and her three daughters Dorothy (Huibert) Vleeming of Ponoka County; Mary Olson of Rimbey; and Ali (John) Fontana of Leslieville; as well as ten cherished grandchildren. She will also be lovingly remembered by two sisters Nieske (Cor) Drop of the Netherlands; and Grietje (Ed) Houtkooper of Spain; in addition to several nieces and nephews, other family members, and many dear friends. Grace was predeceased by her parents Klaas and Dora Bergsma; her husband of 40 years, Arie; one brother Iene Bergsma; and one sister Martha Zijlstra. A public Funeral Service in Celebration of Grace’s Life will be held at the Rimbey United Church, Rimbey on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Marco Ste-Marie officiating. Interment will follow in the West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Grace’s memory may be made directly to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 1-020 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1 (www.albertadiabetesfoundation.com). Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page. Service and Burial Arrangements for the Late Grace den Engelsen entrusted to the care of

  • NORSTROM

    It is with deep sorrow we announce the unexpected passing of Winnifred “Winnie” Elaine Amie Norstrom (née Bushey) of Rimbey, Alberta. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at the age of 77 years, reunited in heaven with her loving husband Gene. Winnie was born in Rimbey in March of 1945 to Wilfred and Amy Bushey, the eldest of six children, and spent her childhood on the family farm in the Lavesta area. Her early schooling took place at the Lavesta School, then a year at Buck Lake, later finishing her education in Bluffton. One day while walking down the street in Bluffton with her cousin, Virginia, a handsome young man working at the Esso Bulk Station approached Winnie and asked her out on a date. Their first date was a movie in Rimbey at the theatre. In 1962 Winnie and Gene became engaged and were married in September of that year. Winnie and Gene resided in Bluffton and started their family shortly thereafter with the births of Raymond, Dean, and Steven. During this time Winnie was not only raising her own family, but also babysitting for other families. In 1972 the family moved to Rimbey, and a couple years later Brent completed the family of four boys. In those early years, Winnie loved spending time camping, fishing, and being a loud, cheering hockey mom to her boys! Visiting the farm in Lavesta was also an important weekly venture for Winnie and her family, where many fond gatherings took place. Winnie was baptized, confirmed, and married at the Zion Lutheran Church. Being raised and having a Christian life was very important to her. She was an active member, and served on the board of the LWML and the church’s Ladies Aide. She also joined the choir and had a beautiful singing voice. Winnie’s first job, outside of being a homemaker, was working at the Rimbey Beauty Salon. Her next job was at the Rimbey Co-op, starting first in the bakery and then in the meat department. Winnie ended her working career with employment at the Parkland Manor as the supervisor of housekeeping. Winnie also enjoyed many hobbies and loved being creative. She especially accomplished a lot of crocheting, a pastime she greatly enjoyed. Together with her sister Michelle, they pursued candle-making, building Christmas centre pieces, and drying sliced apples to make rose bouquets which they sold at the Rimbey Market. Winnie also loved to bake, and she poured her love, heart, and soul into it. It was always a treat to taste her fresh-baked bread or buns, lefse, potato donuts, or a delicious jelly roll. Most important in Winnie’s life was her family, and spending as much time as she could with them. And when playing any type of card game or horseshoes, she was always up for a challenge and was quite competitive. Winnie is survived by her loving children Raymond (Kathy), Dean (Jennifer), Steven (Bob), and Brent (Natasha); as well as her cherished grandchildren Jordan (Stephanie), Mitchell (Jacqueline), Connor, Kristin, Megan (Nic), and Logan; and precious great grandchildren Colter and McKenna. She is also survived by her sisters Melody (Bob) Hansen, Myla (Brian) Hansen, and Michelle (Garry) Zelasek; her sister-in-law Velma Capaniuk; brother-in-law Harvey Norstrom; and brother-in-law Rick Gibson; in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Winnie also leaves to mourn her passing, her best friend Ruth Donald. She was predeceased just a short time ago by her beloved husband of 60 years, Gene. Winnie was also predeceased by her parents Wilfred and Amy; her sister Sharon Bushey; her brother David Bushey; along with her brother-in-law Jim Capaniuk; brother-in-law Dale and his wife Dorothy Norstrom; sister-in-law LaVerne Norstrom; sister-in-law Rita Gibson; and her father- and mother-in-law Harry and Gertie Norstrom. A public Funeral Service in Celebration of Winnie’s Life will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church, Rimbey on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mark Schultz officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Iola Fairview Cemetery, Bluffton. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Winnie’s memory may be made directly to the Zion Lutheran Church, Box 133, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0; or to the charity of one’s choice. Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page. Service and Burial Arrangements for the Late Winnifred “Winnie” Elaine Amie Norstrom (née Bushey) entrusted to the care of

  • MATWIE

    With great sadness we share that Shawn “Foose” M. Matwie of the Rimbey, Alberta area passed away suddenly, as a result of a work-place accident, on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at the age of 38 years. Shawn will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his best friend and companion Krista of Ponoka; his three sons Corvin of Swan Hills, Jace and Lane both of Blackfalds; and his daughter Aria of Ponoka; as well as his parents Margaret Hummel of Rocky Rapids, Alberta, and Don Matwie of Rimbey. Shawn will also be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by three brothers Jason Matwie of Edmonton, Scott Matwie (Sherry Spath-Hoyt) of Acadia Valley, Alberta, and Zane Matwie of Red Deer; his mother- and father-in-law Maxine and Don Mueller of Ponoka; and his brother-in-law Kyle (Regan) Mueller of Spruce Grove; in addition to several other relatives and many close friends. A Memorial Service Celebration of Shawn’s Life will be held at the Moose Hall, Highway 2A, Ponoka on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. with Curtis Emes hosting. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Shawn’s memory may be made directly to a trust fund for his children, c/o CIBC Ponoka – Transit/Account No. 79/7826230, at the branch location of 5002 - 50th Street, Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1R7. Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page. Service and Cremation Arrangements for the Late Shawn “Foose” M. Matwie entrusted to the care of

  • MacEACHERN

    Colin Robert MacEachern of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at the age of 60 years. Colin will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his wife Sharon; and three daughters Chantel of Rimbey; Amber of Caroline; and Jessy of Rimbey; as well as four special grandchildren Payten, Paisley, Landon, and Parker. He will also be lovingly remembered by his sister Susan (John) of Prince George, B.C.; his aunt and uncle Jean and Vern of Mulhurst Bay, Alberta; in addition to two nephews, several other relatives, and many close friends. Colin was predeceased by his parents; and his precious granddaughter Zoey. Family and Friends will gather to Celebrate Colin’s Life at the Royal Canadian Legion, Rimbey on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. with Arthur Burnett hosting. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Colin’s memory may be made directly to the charity of one’s choice. Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page. Cremation Arrangements for the Late Colin Robert MacEachern entrusted to the care of

  • SCHOLZE

    It is with great sadness that the family of Jack Christ Scholze announces his passing at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at the age of 57 years. Jack was born in Wetaskiwin and lived on the farm in the Brightview area. He was the youngest of eight children, and he loved the farm life. Jack enjoyed riding horses, camping, and being with family and friends. Jack will be sadly missed by Donnalee, his wife of 29 years; his stepson Trevor; and Jack’s three sons Jamie (Tara), Shawn (Jess), and Kyle; as well as his grandson Riley. He will also be sadly missed by his siblings Maryann Mattson, Perry (Joyce), Allen (Darlene), Sharon Walker, Connie Harris (John Burton), and Pam (Mike) Turgeon; two brothers-in-law Peter Nabe, and Randy Nabe; in addition to many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Jack was predeceased by his parents Edgar and Agnes Scholze; his brother Donald and sister-in-law Sandra; brothers-in-law Paul Mattson, and Dwayne Harris; and his nephew Ryan Turgeon. In memory of Jack, a gathering of family and friends to celebrate his life will take place at a later date. If friends desire, memorial tributes in his memory may be made directly to the charity of one’s choice. Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page. Cremation Arrangements for the Late Jack Christ Scholze entrusted to the care of

  • GRUMBACH

    It is with great sadness that we announce that Michael John Grumbach of Calgary, Alberta has passed away suddenly at the age of 37 years. Michael was born in Red Deer on May 21, 1985, the second son of Edward and Mhairi Grumbach. He had a full head of black hair at birth. Michael was raised on the family farm south of Rimbey, where he had many adventures with his brothers James and Andrew. Chores included forking up silage for the cows by hand and gathering eggs each day after school. Michael liked to drive tractors, trucks, and anything that moved; and was able to drive the large tandem truck around the farm at a relatively young age (once he could reach the pedals). He was operating the silage cutter as a teenager, and had a healthy competition with James who operated the swather. Once, Michael actually caught up to James and insisted a picture be taken as proof. During the summer his cousin John Badger would stay at the farm, and between him, Michael, and Andrew it was decided to build a fort in the bush. The fort was built on stilts on the side of a hill and was engineered to last. Having not known that floor joists sit vertically, the floor was made of a solid four inches of wood with liberal amounts of nails. It still stands to this day and is structurally sound. Michael grew up in the Anglican Church in Rimbey where he attended Sunday School, was baptised, and confirmed. He also attended the Nazarene youth group with James and Andrew. For many years, Michael was involved with Scouts, having gone through Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and Ventures. There was many a camping trip with the Waldners out to the bush in every season, including winter. Michael enjoyed camping with friends, hiking, snowboarding in the mountains, and being active. As a teenager, Michael took dance lessons with Mom and quite enjoyed it. He went on to being involved in a dance club at the UofA, and later various dance groups in Grande Prairie. He even did some competitive dancing. Michael went to school in Rimbey, and after graduation was accepted to the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta. He specialized in electrical engineering, and was accepted into the co-op program. Michael graduated from the University of Alberta in 2008. Following graduation Michael spent a short period back on the farm, and then found his EIT job in Grande Prairie. He purchased a house in Grande Prairie and rented out the rooms, including to his brother Andrew, to pay his mortgage. Michael later completed his EIT and became a professional engineer. He had several different jobs before contracting to Xcel Automation, where he made many friends and really felt in his element. Michael was a proficient engineer and well respected by all those he worked with. He enjoyed working at Xcel and he had only good things to say about them. He proudly wore his matching Xcel hat and jacket home on many occasions. Michael decided to move to Calgary and sold his house in Grande Prairie to Andrew. He then purchased a condo near downtown Calgary, and commuted for a few years while renting a room from Andrew while in Grande Prairie. Xcel opened an office in Calgary recently, and Michael mostly stayed in Calgary in recent years. Even from a young age, Michael always cared about his appearance. He wore a hand-me-down suit to many family weddings, and was always able to find a girl to dance with. In later years he did his hair just so, and cared about what he was seen in. During his first year of university he was placed with a roommate, Kamal, and the two struck up a close friendship. Kamal helped Michael refine his style and encouraged him to go out and be social. Michael also took up cooking and wasn’t afraid to try things, including making his own bread with flour he milled, making a turkey for a holiday meal with friends, or growing his own upright hydroponic vegetable/herb garden in his condo. Michael was always a deep thinker, and always to the point when he did speak. He had that special “Michael smile” when you said something he appreciated. Michael will be dearly missed by his parents Edward and Mhairi Grumbach; and his brothers James (Shawna) Grumbach of Rimbey, and Andrew Grumbach of Grande Prairie; as well as two nephews Nathaniel and Eli; and his niece Julianne. He will also be dearly missed by his uncles Alvin (Sylvia) Grumbach of Spruce Grove, John Kaempf of Sunnynook, Alberta, and Dave Kaempf of Alberta Beach; in addition to his aunt Doreen (George) Badger of Stony Plain. He will also be greatly missed by his many cousins and friends. A Public Funeral Service for Michael was held at the Zion Lutheran Church, Rimbey on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend David Holmes and Pastor Terry Oke officiating. Interment followed in the West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Michael’s memory may be made directly to the charity of one’s choice. Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page. Service and Burial Arrangements for the Late Michael John Grumbach entrusted to the care of

  • HOOD

    The family of Arnold Wayne Hood of Ponoka County, Alberta is saddened to announce his passing at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the age of 81 years. Arnold was born on July 3, 1941, the middle child of George and Irene Hood. He began his employment career at a very young age, and was extremely proud of the work accomplished and the friends that were made along the way. Arnold was a true friend to all, sharing with everyone his friendly smile and firm handshake. Arnold will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his wife Gail Hood; his son Wayne Hood of Winfield; two stepsons Patrick Jamieson of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Michael Jamieson of Calgary; and his stepdaughter Cathy Jamieson of Hazlet, Saskatchewan; as well as six cherished grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. He will also be lovingly remembered by two brothers Clarence Hood of St. Brieux, Saskatchewan, and Melvin Hood of Chelan, Saskatchewan; and two sisters Helen Lakinger also of Chelan, Saskatchewan, and Louise Genielle of Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan; in addition to many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends; especially his special friends Lyle and Aggie Dymond. Arnold was predeceased by his parents George and Irene; his daughter Janice Williams; and a great granddaughter Emma Vrooman. With respect for Arnold’s wishes, no formal funeral service will be held. His family and friends will gather in the Summer of 2023 to Celebrate Arnold’s Life. If friends desire, memorial tributes in his memory may be made directly to STARS Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 (www.stars.ca); the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada, 1003 Decarie Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec H4A 0A9 (www.shrinerschildrens.org); the Central Alberta Cancer Centre, 3942 – 50A Avenue, PO Bag 5030, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4E7 (www.albertacancer.ca); or to the charity of one’s choice. Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page. Cremation Arrangements for the Late Arnold Wayne Hood entrusted to the care of

  • JOHNSON

    Our loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Norman “Norm” B. Johnson of Rimbey, Alberta, passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Centre, Calgary on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at the age of 66 years. Norman moved from Camrose to Rimbey with his parents and sister Lorna in 1961. Later that same year, his brother Leslie joined the family. In April of 1964, Sheila also became a member of the Johnson clan. The family lived in town until they bought a quarter of land where they built their house and family still resides today. Norman obtained his schooling, Grades 1 to 12, in Rimbey. In 1967 Norman’s dad bought property and a building in the town of Rimbey, which was known as the Rimbey and District Tire Shop. Norman would help his dad after school and on weekends. When he turned 18 years old, he worked there full time so that his dad would have more time to spend on their farm. Norman purchased the tire shop from his mom and dad in 1987. Norman worked hard all his life and was looking forward to the relaxing time of retirement. His favourite saying was, “I’ll do it tomorrow, and if tomorrow doesn’t come – then it don’t matter no more.” Norman met Lucille Jones on December 26, 1975. At the time, Lucille resided in Sorrento, B.C. and she didn’t know how their relationship was going to work. They started off writing letters to each other, and as the years went by they started phoning each other. Norman would come for a visit every long weekend, and Lucille fell hard for him! Her dad called him “the bull-headed Swede!” Following her high school graduation in 1978, Lucille moved to Rimbey. They were inseparable after that – where Norman went, Lucille went! They were united in marriage on May 10, 1980. Their first son Steven was born on February 14, 1982. That was the only year Lucille received roses for Valentine’s Day!! On December 21, 1983 their second son Terry was born. To their surprise it was only him, as they were expecting twins! On October 18, 1986 they were again blessed with their third son Derek, who was so eager to see the world that he arrived in 10 minutes! Raising three boys didn’t come without its challenges, but they wouldn’t have changed it for the world! As the boys grew older, Norman would talk about the things that these guys would do, or get into, and he would always have a smile on his face. When Norman and Lucille purchased the tire shop, Norman would work in the shop and Lucille would be tucked away in her office looking after the books. They worked side-by-side for thirty years until they retired in 2017. The first couple of years of retirement, Norman got caught up on his “honey-do list.” Then all he had to do was sit on the deck and watch the lawn grow! He took great pride in how the yard looked! He also spent a lot of time in his shop, his “man cave.” Several times Lucille would go down there and Norman would be sound asleep in his chair! Four hours later he would appear, and would comment that it was just a little “power nap!” Norman joked with Lucille, commenting that one day he was going to pave the driveway so that when they grew old together, they could have wheelchair races!! Norman had been struggling with his health over the past year and a half. On October 22, 2022, Lucille had to say goodbye to her husband of 42 years, her best friend, the father of their three sons, the brother to Leslie and Sheila, the uncle of many nieces and nephews, and the grandfather to two precious grandsons Emerson, who is five; and Daxton, who is three. They were the apple of Norman’s eye!! He was surrounded by his whole family. You will be forever missed by all who knew you. Thank you for all the memories. Thank you for all the years we had together. You may not be walking among us, but you’ll be forever in our hearts. Rest in Peace Norm will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his wife and best friend, Lucille; and his three sons Steven Johnson of Rimbey; Terry (Joyce) Johnson of Sylvan Lake; and Derek (Jennifer) Johnson of Red Deer; as well as two treasured grandchildren Emerson and Daxton. He will also be lovingly remembered by his brother Leslie (Donna-Lee) Johnson of Red Deer; and his sister Sheila Frayn (John Weisgerber) of Rimbey; in addition to many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and several close friends. Norm was predeceased by his parents Bernard and Mary; and his sister Lorna. An Informal Gathering of Family and Friends to celebrate Norm’s life will be held at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre, Rimbey on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant Sonja McAlpin hosting. All are cordially invited to attend in Norm’s Honour, joining the family for a time of fellowship, a bit of chit-chat, and refreshments. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Norm’s memory may be made directly to the Central Alberta Cancer Centre, 3942 – 50A Avenue, PO Bag 5030, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4E7 (www.albertacancer.ca). Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page. Cremation Arrangements for the Late Norman “Norm” B. Johnson entrusted to the care of

  • NORSTROM

    With sadness we announce the passing of Gene Raymond Norstrom of Rimbey, Alberta. Gene passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Friday, October 21, 2022 at the age of 83 years. Gene was born in December of 1938 to Harry and Gertrude Norstrom, the middle of five children, on the family farm near Westerose, Alberta in the Battle River area. He started his education at the Lakedell School until the family moved to Bluffton in 1951. Bluffton is where Gene finished his schooling. He enjoyed playing sports growing up, with a special love for baseball and hockey. He played both sports for the Bluffton Bisons. Gene started his work career helping on extended family farms in different parts of the province. In the early 1960s he began working at the Esso Bulk Station in Bluffton. While working at the bulk station, he spotted the love of his life walking on the street. Gene overcame any shyness he had and asked Winnie Bushey for a date! Their first date was a movie in Rimbey at the theatre. In 1962 Gene and Winnie became engaged and were married in September of that year. The next chapter was a move to Rimbey in 1972 after the bulk station was scheduled for closure. Gene subsequently began his employment with Flint at the Rimbey Gas Plant. Pursuing new opportunities, he went on to work on a seismic crew for Pennington Drilling and Blasting. Wanting to be closer to home, Gene then finished his work career in the oilfield construction business for both Straightline and Parkland Oilfield Construction. Gene retired in 1998. In 1963 Gene and Winnie started their family with the birth of Raymond in February. Dean was next in July of 1964, Steven in February of 1968, and Brent completed the family in January, 1974. There were many treasured family vacations over the years. Most were to visit extended family, which was dear to Gene’s heart. He always spoke lovingly of how much it meant to him to spend time with family, especially those he did not get to see often. Gene loved to camp and took time to teach his boys to fish. He was also involved with the kids’ sports as they grew up, and spent long hours at the rink helping, which he loved. There was always room in the car during road trips for teammates, which made the trips so much more enjoyable. Gene was an avid collector, and as the family grew larger with grandkids he began his mission to build collections for them. Hockey cards and coins were his favourites. In 2020 Gene built a large collection of special-edition coins for each of his grandchildren. He was so excited to hand them to each grandchild! It meant the world to him, and now they each have a special collection that will always remind them of Grandpa. He also enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. Cribbage and Smear were his games of choice. However, Gene would never say no towards learning a new game, so long as it meant spending time with his family. He also loved music and took great pleasure in going to dances where he could waltz and two-step to his favourite songs. Gene and Winnie always seemed so cohesive on the dance floor. Gene is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Winnie; and his children Raymond (Kathy), Dean (Jennifer), Steven (Bob), and Brent (Natasha); as well as his cherished grandchildren Jordan (Stephanie), Mitchell (Jacqueline), Connor, Kristin, Megan (Nic), and Logan; and precious great grandchildren Colter and McKenna. He is also survived by his sister Velma Capaniuk; brother Harvey Norstrom; brother-in-law Rick Gibson; sisters-in-law Melody (Bob) Hansen, Myla (Brian) Hansen, and Michelle (Gary) Zelasek; in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins from both sides of the family. Gene was predeceased by his parents Harry and Gertie; brother-in-law Jim Capaniuk; his brother Dale and sister-in-law Dorothy Norstrom; sister-in-law LaVerne Norstrom; sister Rita Gibson; father- and mother-in-law Wilfred and Amy Bushey; and brother-in-law David Bushey. The family would like to thank Rimbey FCSS and the Rimbey Hospital staff. They would also like to express their gratitude to Dr. Imam and the staff at the Red Deer Regional Hospital for their wonderful care and compassion. A public Funeral Service in Celebration of Gene’s Life will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church, Rimbey on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mark Schultz officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Iola Fairview Cemetery, Bluffton. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Gene’s memory may be made directly to the Zion Lutheran Church, Box 133, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0; or to the charity of one’s choice. Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page. Service and Burial Arrangements for the Late Gene Raymond Norstrom entrusted to the care of

  • KINCAID

    With heartfelt sadness, Evelyn “Ev” Janet Kincaid of Rimbey, Alberta, passed away suddenly at her home on Monday, October 17, 2022 at the age of 68 years. After 50 loving years, Ev is together again with her beloved husband Kerry Patrick Kincaid, affectionately known as “Chief,” who passed away earlier this year, on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the age of 72 years, with his loving family by his side. Evelyn and Kerry will be forever remembered and greatly missed by their loving son Cory Kincaid of Rimbey; and their precious grandson Cadillac. They will also be lovingly remembered by Ev’s brother and sister, Stan (Sharon) New of Prince George, B.C.; and Sally Johnson of Blairmore, Alberta; several other family members; in addition to the circle of close friends they made while Ev worked at Costco Wholesale for many years, and Kerry spent his lifetime in the concrete business. As they both loved to spend their free time at the racetrack, Ev and Kerry will also be remembered by many racetrack friends and acquaintances. Evelyn and Kerry were both predeceased by their parents. An Informal Gathering of family and friends in Evelyn and Kerry’s Honour will be held at a later date. If friends desire, memorial tributes in their memory may be made to the drag racetrack they enjoyed at Central Alberta Raceways. Donations can be made directly to the Drag Strip, Box 88, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0. Condolence messages may be forwarded to the family by visiting: www.ofc-ltd.ca Cremation Arrangements for the Late Evelyn “Ev” Janet Kincaid and the Late Kerry Patrick Kincaid were entrusted to the care of

  • WARTA

    With sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Peter Warta of Rimbey, Alberta. Peter passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at the age of 93 years. Peter will be forever remembered by his loving wife and best friend of 70 years, Jean; his son John Warta of Red Deer; and his three daughters Hilary Warta of Rimbey; Trudy Warta (Leonard Thorne) of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; and Jane (Ad) Vos also of Rimbey; in addition to nine grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and six great, great grandchildren. He will also be lovingly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends located in the Netherlands as well as in Canada. Peter was predeceased by his parents Geertruida and Jan Warta; two brothers Jan and David; and three sisters Gees, Griete, and Annie. A public Memorial Service in Celebration of Peter’s Life will be held at the Rimbey Christian Reformed Church on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Ken Vanderploeg officiating. Interment will follow in the Columbarium at the West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey. In acknowledgement of Peter’s immense love for dogs, please donate in his memory directly to Saving Grace Animal Society, PO Box 852, Alix, Alberta T0C 0B0 (www.savinggracecanada.com). Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page. Service and Cremation Arrangements for the Late Peter Warta entrusted to the care of

  • MANDSETH

    Ruby Eileen Mandseth of Edmonton, Alberta passed away peacefully at the University of Alberta Hospital on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at the age of 95 years. Ruby Eileen Haggis was born on February 5, 1927 in London, England. Her early childhood was spent in the Battersea District near the Thames River where she and her sister Rose were part of a close-knit family. The happy childhood was, however, destined to end early, as by the age of twelve she became part of “Operation Pied Piper” – the evacuation of children from London and other cities in anticipation of Britain entering the conflict which would shape Ruby’s future. She returned to London in time to experience the Blitz – the intense bombing of London by the German Luftwaffe. Nights were typically spent in bomb shelters, including the London underground subway network from which they would emerge each morning to see if their home and neighbourhood had survived. A few years later, Ruby would meet and eventually marry a young Canadian soldier, Rolf Mandseth. When the war ended, she joined the tide of war brides who immigrated to North America to forge a future with their new husbands. The trials of her early life put some steel in Ruby’s spine, strength she would need as she joined Rolf on the family’s subsistence farm. Everything was new to the big-city girl and not made easier by her new family who delighted in teasing her about the challenges presented by her new life. Ruby had to deal with everything from the “outhouse” to the “killer” chickens! But cope she did and she and Rolf began their family, soon moving to the nearby hamlet of Hoadley, Alberta where they lived for the next twelve years before moving to the small prairie town of Altario, Alberta. Ruby was the matriarch of a line which included four children, fourteen grandchildren, thirty-one great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild. Ruby was blessed with a life well-lived, surrounded by the love, respect, and admiration of her entire family. Ruby will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her two sons Larry Mandseth (Linda Pederson) of Calgary; and Ken (Carolynn) Mandseth of Edmonton; and her two daughters Janice Crawford of Kinuso, Alberta; and Laura McKeddie of Edmonton. She will also be lovingly remembered by her cherished grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchild; in addition to many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and several dear friends. Ruby was predeceased by her parents Cecilia and James; her beloved husband Rolf in 2000; two grandchildren Samuel and Pamela; her brother Jimmy; and her sister Rose. A public Funeral Service in Celebration of Ruby’s Life will be held at the Hoadley Community Hall, Hoadley on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Terry Oke officiating. Interment will follow in the Hoadley Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Ruby’s memory may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta and NWT, #306, 10430 - 61 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2J3 (www.alzheimer.ca). Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page. Service and Burial Arrangements for the Late Ruby Eileen Mandseth entrusted to the care of

  • ANDERSON

    Ruby June Anderson (Hartley-Newman) of Rimbey, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at the age of 91 years. Ruby was born on June 16, 1931 in Calgary, and moved with her parents and her brother Richard to a farm in Alhambra, Alberta where her sister Tilly was born. In 1944 the young family moved to Red Deer where Ruby finished school. She married the love of her life Roy “Chub” Newman in 1952, and they bought a farm seven miles southwest of Rimbey where they farmed together and raised two children; Roger born in 1953, and Karen born in 1956. Roy and his brother Buster owned a chuckwagon team, and Ruby would spend many hours after the races walking the horses along the Bow River. Sadly, Roy became ill and passed away in 1958 at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton at the age of 37 years. In 1960 Ruby married Clarence Anderson from Bentley, and they had a daughter, Della, born in 1962. Ruby was a very hard-working woman. She was kept busy looking after her farm, raising three children, tending to a huge yard and garden, canning fruits and vegetables, and making homemade bread, buns, butter, and jam. She was a wonderful cook and baker, and no one would ever leave Ruby’s home hungry! She also looked after pigs, chickens, and ran a cow/calf operation. When her calves were sold every fall, Ruby would get top market prices. She was very proud of her cattle. Ruby also operated the concession at the Rimbey Auction Mart for almost thirty years, and the Rocky Auction Mart for seven years. She always had homemade meals and pies, and was known for her famous “Ruby Burger.” People would travel from all over, and the business owners in town would go to the Auction Mart for their lunch, just to have a delicious “Ruby Burger”! Ruby was a kind soul, inside and out, and would always go out of her way to help others. She was very social, loved to visit, and also enjoyed going to bingo. Ruby took great pleasure in riding horses, especially with her brother Richard and his wife Helen. They experienced many good times camping and riding in the West Country. Ruby simply loved horses and hummingbirds, and her favourite flower was the pretty, fringe-petaled carnation! In 2011 Ruby endured very bad heat stroke, and her health slowly kept declining thereafter. In 2017 she suffered a stroke that paralyzed her left side, requiring 24 hour care. Ruby then resided in Long Term Care until her passing. Ruby will be forever loved, and missed, and never forgotten by her three children: her son Roger (Sylvia) Newman of Misty Valley, Alberta; and her daughters Karen (Randy) Cross of Rimbey; and Della Anderson-Thebeau also of Rimbey; as well as six cherished grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren. She will also be missed by many other relatives and countless friends. Ruby was predeceased by her parents William and Elizabeth Hartley; her loving husband Roy Newman in 1958; her sister Tilly Riske in 2016; a precious great granddaughter Leaira Wilson (Cross) in 2018 at the tender age of five years; her brother Richard Hartley in 2021; and her husband Clarence Anderson in 2021. With respect for Ruby’s wishes, no formal funeral service was held. If friends desire, memorial tributes in her memory may be made directly to STARS Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 (www.stars.ca). Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page. Cremation Arrangements for the Late Ruby June Anderson (Hartley-Newman) entrusted to the care of

  • BLAND

    With broken hearts we announce that Coleton Bland of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the age of 29 years. Coleton will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his parents Tammy and Stacey Bland of Rimbey; his sisters Christina (Jamie) Belozer of Pigeon Lake; and Cara Bland of Sylvan Lake; in addition to his treasured nephew Jordan Belozer. He will also be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his paternal grandfather Keith Bland of Buck Lake; as well as numerous cousins, additional relatives, and countless friends. Coleton was predeceased by several of his family members, along with his best friend that he truly missed. Coleton loved spending time at “the ponds” – especially with his friends – where everyone was always welcome. He enjoyed any opportunity to hang out, and appreciated the serenity of the surroundings. Coleton took pleasure in the time he spent helping to keep this special spot looked after and well cared for. “Fly as high as you can and it won’t be long ‘Til I see you again.” A public Memorial Service in Celebration of Coleton’s Life was held at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre, Rimbey on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Marco Ste-Marie officiating. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Coleton’s memory may be made directly to the Canadian Mental Health Association - Central Alberta Region, 5017 – 50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4B2 (www.cmhareddeer.ca). Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page. Service and Cremation Arrangements for the Late Coleton Bland entrusted to the care of

  • EVERS

    Dianne Jane Evers of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Long Term Care on Friday, September 23, 2022 at the age of 76 years. Dianne was born in Calgary on August 5, 1946, a daughter to Crawford and Margaret Harrison. As a young girl she played a variety of sports, including baseball and basketball, as well as participated in the Shooting Club. After graduating high school, Dianne met her future husband Darcy at the roller skating rink. They were united in marriage on November 12, 1966, and welcomed their son Troy in March, 1968. In 1971 they moved to Caroline and opened a business, where Dianne kept the books among looking after many other aspects of the business. They resided on an acreage where she could fulfill her other love for horses and many other pets, including skunks at one time! In 1988 they relocated to Rocky Mountain House and Dianne started a bookkeeping business. She was kept busy with this venture until she suffered a brain aneurysm in 1997. Dianne’s first grandchild was born in 2004, followed by two more in 2006 and 2008. The smiles they brought her … never left her face. Dianne loved her family with all her heart. Dianne will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her husband of 55 years, Darcy; and her son Troy (Dayna) Evers of Condor; as well as three precious grandchildren Crawford, Waryk, and Aldawna Evers. She will also be lovingly remembered by her brother Thomas (Dianne) Harrison of Bassano; in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Dianne was predeceased by her parents Crawford and Margaret. An informal Gathering of Family and Friends to Celebrate Dianne’s Life was held at a later date. If friends desire, memorial tributes in her memory may be made directly to STARS Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 (www.stars.ca). Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page. Cremation Arrangements for the Late Dianne Jane Evers entrusted to the care of

  • WASHKEVICH

    Peter Washkevich of Rimbey, Alberta passed away at the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at the age of 82 years. Peter was born on the family farm on January 19, 1940, to his parents Konon and Elizabeth Washkevich. He was united in marriage to Sandra Cummings on November 6, 1964, and together they enjoyed 57 years of marriage. They were blessed with three children Paul, Greg, and Tracy. Peter farmed west of Rimbey, retiring in 1994. They then moved to the Centreview area, north of Leslieville, until his passing. Peter is survived by his loving wife Sandra; and his three children Paul (Susan) Washkevich of Rocky Mountain House; Greg (Noreen) Washkevich of Ponoka; and Tracy (Bob) Dennis of Valleyview; as well as eight cherished grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Mary Lablanc, Nena Rowat, and Nadia Papp; in addition to several nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many good friends. Peter was predeceased by his parents Konon and Elizabeth; and his brother Mike. A public Funeral Service was held at the Leedale Community Hall on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Marco Ste-Marie officiating. Interment followed in the West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Peter’s memory may be made directly to the Leedale Community Hall, R.R. 4, Site 4, Box 5, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0. Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page. For those who wish to watch the pre-recorded video of Peter's Funeral and Graveside Services, please follow the link below. https://www.ofc-ltd.ca/funeral-service-videos Service and Burial Arrangements for the Late Peter Washkevich entrusted to the care of

  • POWELL

    It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Harry Allison Powell of Lacombe, Alberta on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at the age of 89 years. He passed away peacefully at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre with family by his side. Harry was born in Strome, Alberta on March 1, 1933. He grew up on the south side of Edmonton, quitting school at Grade 8 to go work pipelines with his brother Duncan and his uncle Chester. Harry worked his entire career as a pipeliner and he loved it. Harry moved with his family from Edmonton to Lacombe, and then to the farm outside of Lacombe in 1970, where he continued to pipeline but also operated a small farm. He raised purebred Simmental cows, and won Reserve Grand Champion at Northlands Stock Show and Sale. In later years Harry switched to Charolais cattle. Harry is survived by his daughters Melinda (Steve) McPherson, Jacqueline Powell, Lori Powell, Arlene Soutar, and Kathy (Gord) Walker; as well as his grandchildren Allison (Devan) Krahn and their family Duncan, and Anwen; Megan (Garth) Meehan and their family Everett, Cal, Audrey, and Matilda; Wes (Kendra) Walker; Madison Walker (Cody Kaiser) and their family Keeva, and Brixton; Austin (Julie) Soutar and their son Sawyer; Erinn McPherson (Jordie Laidlaw); and Morgan McPherson. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Harry was predeceased by his parents Robert and Marion, his wife Helen, brother Duncan, sister Joyce, partner Lisette, son-in-law Danny, and sister-in-law Doris. A Memorial Service in Celebration of Harry’s Life was held in the Upper Hall of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 79, 5138 – 49 Street, Lacombe on Friday, October 14, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Interment took place in the Lacombe Fairview Cemetery at a later date. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Harry’s memory may be made directly to the charity of one’s choice. Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page. Service and Cremation Arrangements for the Late Harry Allison Powell entrusted to the care of

  • JONES

    It is with heavy hearts we announce the loss of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and auntie, Shellie Elizabeth Jones of Winfield, Alberta. Shellie passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at the age of 64 years. Shellie was born on August 6, 1958 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. She was an amazing teacher, spending her entire teaching career at the Breton Elementary School. Shellie and Robert bought their farm in 1989, where they continued to reside. Even with her roots firmly planted, Shellie loved to travel. Shellie will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Robert “Rogie” Rodin; her son Chris Jones of Alder Flats; and her daughter Geneva Rodin of Winfield; as well as two precious granddaughters Emily and Lizz Jones. She will also be missed by three brothers Leroy (Bev) Jones of Ponoka; Doug (Bonnie) Jones of Winfield; and Lance (Caron) Jones of Pouce Coupe, British Columbia; and three sisters Casey DesChamp of Edmonton; Arla Lennox of Winfield; and Julie (Jack) Linklater of Pouce Coupe, British Columbia; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and dear friends. Shellie was predeceased by her parents Lloyd and Florence Jones; her brother Victor Jones; and her niece Terri Spelliscy. A Celebration of Shellie’s Life was held at the Winfield Community Centre on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with Mr. Randy Jones presiding. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Shellie’s memory may be made directly to the charity of one’s choice. Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page. Cremation Arrangements for the Late Shellie Elizabeth Jones entrusted to the care of

  • COLEY

    It is with heavy hearts we announce the loss of our beloved Brian Joseph Coley of Blackfalds, Alberta. Brian passed away at the Bentley Care Centre on Sunday, September 4, 2022 at the age of 78 years. Brian was born on May 1, 1944 in Birmingham, England, UK to his parents Joseph and Rose Coley. He was a brother to his siblings John, Margaret, Susan, Ian, Gillian, Michael, and Terry. Together for 43 years and married for 37 of those years, Brian is survived by his loving wife Ingrid; and his sons and daughter: Simon Day, Jeanette Johnson, and Jason Bennett. He was also blessed with beautiful grandchildren and great grandchildren. Brian had a strong passion and love for his career working as an engineer that allowed him to travel throughout Canada. He retired happily from Olymel in Red Deer in 2018. Brian was very much a family man and cherished the moments he spent with everyone. He touched many lives, and his infectious smile will never be forgotten. A Celebration of Brian’s Life was held at 68 Camille Gate, Blackfalds on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Brian’s memory may be made directly to the Central Alberta Cancer Centre, c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 3942 – 50A Avenue, Bag 5030, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4E7 (www.albertacancer.ca); or to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta, Red Deer and Central Alberta Office, Unit G5, 5550 – 45 Street, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1L1 (www.alzheimer.ca). Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page. Cremation Arrangements for the Late Brian Joseph Coley entrusted to the care of

  • YOUB

    Monty R. Youb of Bluffton, Alberta passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at the age of 62 years. Monty will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his wife and best friend Gladys; his sons Joel Youb of Edmonton; and Dustin Youb, also of Edmonton; and his daughters Jessica Sauter of Red Deer; Shari Youb of Edmonton; and Leah Youb, also of Edmonton; in addition to four cherished grandchildren. He will also be lovingly remembered by his mother Anne Youb of Rimbey; three sisters Cheryll Youb of Benalto; Lori (Dave) Hubschmid of Rocky Mountain House; and Jody (Kevan) Mayan of Rimbey; as well as best friends Myles and Cindy; and many nieces, nephews, other family members, and additional friends. Monty was predeceased by his father Bud in 2007. With respect for Monty’s wishes, no formal funeral service was held. An Informal Gathering of Family and Friends may take place at a later date. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Monty’s memory may be made directly to the Grateful Patient Program, c/o Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, 3942 50A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4E7 (www.rdrhfoundation.com). Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page. Cremation Arrangements for the Late Monty R. Youb entrusted to the care of

  • BUIST

    Marchiena “Jean” Buist of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Long Term Care on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at the age of 95 years. Jean will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her loving sons William Buist of San José, Costa Rica; and Paul Buist of Kamloops, B.C.; as well as five cherished grandchildren Jeff, Rashel, Kye, Lisa, and Hanna; and four treasured great grandchildren MaeLee, Mira, Raylon, and Kieran. She is also survived by her sister Jo Kiers of the Netherlands; in addition to many nieces, nephews, close friends, and distant family members. Jean was predeceased by her husband Bouke “Bob” in 2018; and two sisters Rensina and Janny. A Public Funeral Service in Celebration of Jean’s Life was held at the Christian Reformed Church, Rimbey on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ken Vanderploeg officiating. Interment followed in the West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Jean’s memory may be made directly to the Rimbey Christian School, Box 90, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0 (www.rimbeychristianschool.com). Your thoughts and messages to the family may be left in the condolence segment located at the bottom of this page. Service and Burial Arrangements for the Late Marchiena “Jean” Buist entrusted to the care of

  • HAMM

    It is with sadness we say goodbye to Jo Hamm (Jahnke). Mother of son Michael; grandchildren Sam, Jake, Jewel and family; and daughter Robin (Alan); grandchildren Sean, Samantha and family. Eldest daughter of Katherine and Arthur Jahnke, big sister to Charles Jahnke (Darlene) and family, Krista Routledge (George) and family, and Marti Gramlich and family. “She was such a beautiful baby, always cuddly and smiling!” Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, moving to Canada when she was a small girl, travel was in her blood. She lived in Scotland when her children were young, fell in love with the people, and made lifelong friends. Jo loved life and had a great sense of humour. She was fun-loving and had a zest for life. Being raised on the prairie farm, she was a hard worker. There was always much to do and good work ethic was learned. In future years, she was the heart and soul of the family business, cultivating client relationships that lasted a lifetime. As the personal taxi for her children’s many sporting activities, she was their biggest cheerleader. She and her family spent many hours playing on or in the water, which they lived near all her life; Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Idaho’s Priest River, and La Paz, Mexico. Winter in Canada was filled with snowmobiling, and being avid downhill skiers, time on the slopes in many resorts was cherished family time. Music was a huge part of Jo’s upbringing. She was a gifted and talented piano player creating honky-tonk of many a tune. Her alto voice was a great addition to Sweet Adeline’s Chorus and singing harmony with her sisters every opportunity they were together. She was baptized in the Sea of Cortez by her cherished friend and pastor from Sylvan Lake in the 1990s. With her son by her side she left this earth, knowing she is at peace and we will meet again. We will miss you, “Miss Josie.” A Private Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolences located at the bottom of this page. Cremation Arrangements for the Late Jo Hamm (Jahnke) entrusted to the care of

  • GREGORY

    Betty Marie Gregory of Calgary, Alberta passed away peacefully at Bethany Calgary on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at the age of 89 years. Betty was born on the Door Key Ranch near Fort Macleod, Alberta on September 21, 1932 to Jim and Mary McNab. She had many happy memories growing up in the family of nine children. At a young age, Betty developed a love for the outdoors – and horses – as she worked alongside her dad. She carried that passion forward throughout her life. When Betty was a young woman she loved to dance, and that is where she met the love of her life, Gordon "Demps" Gregory, a young Air Force officer. They were married on April 18, 1953 in Claresholm, Alberta and lived in many communities across Canada for the next several years, finally settling in Calgary. Together they shared the joy of raising five children: Don, Lonnie, Karen, David, and Gary. In 1978 Betty and Demps were able to pursue their dream and started their own broodmare farm, Down Home Acres, in Delacour, Alberta where they raised Standardbred horses. In 1990 Betty moved with her husband to Meridian Farms near High River, Alberta, where she continued to help breed excellent race horses. Over the years they were awarded with numerous honours; most notably, the Breeders’ Cup Trophy and in 2004, the Breeder of the Year Award. Betty and Demps resided in the High River area for many years, eventually retiring fully and moving into town. Betty loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed many hobbies, although she was best known for her stunningly gorgeous gardens and incredible paintings. Betty is survived by her cherished family: her children, Don Gregory of High River; Lonnie (Ron) Harty of Calgary; Karen Wilson of Chippawa, Ontario; and Gary (Lisa) Gregory of Yanchep, Australia; her daughter-in-law Julie Allan of High River; as well as eight treasured grandchildren: Gordie, Jessica, Shea (Jessica), Tanis (Steve), Kelsey (Marvin), Carlee (Craig), Baylee, and Cleo; and ten precious great grandchildren: Zack, Paige, Arianna, Donovan, Kaylee, Brooklyn, Kai, Kaden, Milarose, and Remi. She will also be lovingly remembered by four sisters, Grace Kennedy of Fort Macleod; Ruby (Eric) Thomsen of Vernon, B.C.; Jean Anderson of Fort Macleod; and Bonnie (Jim) Murphy of Calgary; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews, additional family members, and many close friends. Betty was predeceased by her parents, Jim and Mary; her husband of 61 years, Demps in 2014; her son David in 2019; one brother Bob; three sisters: Pat Sterling, Josie Burrows, and Marjorie MacLennan; along with many in-laws and other relatives. "Betty will be forever remembered by her loving family ... and will be sadly missed." A Celebration of Betty’s Life was held at the Royal Canadian Legion – Chapelhow Branch 284, 606 – 38 Avenue NE, Calgary on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 2:00 p.m., with the Reverend Nancy Nourse officiating. She was laid to rest beside her beloved husband at a Family Interment Service in the Highwood Cemetery, High River at 10:30 a.m., with the Reverend David Robertson presiding. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Betty’s memory may be made directly to Bethany Calgary - Unit 2 East, 916 - 18A Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1C6. Condolence messages may be forwarded to the family by visiting: www.ofc-ltd.ca *The pre-recorded memorial service video for Betty is no longer available for viewing. Please contact us for additional details. Service and Burial Arrangements for the Late Betty Marie Gregory entrusted to the care of