HOFER, Adam John 2002 – 2017

In Memory of a Life so short and beautifully lived, and a Heart so deeply loved.
 
Hofer, Adam John, of Shadow Ranch Colony, Champion, Alberta, passed away suddenly on October 21, 2017 at the age of 15 yrs.
Beloved son of Tom and Lisa Hofer, Adam will also be lovingly missed by his brothers and sisters – Kaitlyn, Jordan, Amber and Mariah, Grandparents Rev. John and Sarah Hofer, Grandmother Teresa (Peter) Hofer, Uncle Rev. Kenneth (Miriam) of Shadow Ranch, Aunt Michelle (Phillip) of East Cardston, Uncles Peter, Ben (Leah), Tim (Abigail), Rueben (Miriam), Christopher (Jen) of Shadow Ranch, Aunt Martha (Andrew) of

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STRAUSS, Jerome Norman “Jerry” 1933 – 2017

Strauss, Jerome “Jerry”, of Alston, passed away peacefully at the Vulcan Community Health Centre on October 18, 2017 at the age of 83 years.
Jerry grew up on the family farm west of Champion and farmed in the area for most of his entire life. He learned the merits of hard work and perseverance early in life and carried those values with him during all of his days. Jerry had a natural understanding of mechanics and used those skills throughout his farming career.
Jerry loved life and even near the end, when his cancer started to overwhelm him, he refused to give

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O’ REILLY, Laura Ellen 1924 – 2017

Laura Ellen O’Reilly (Hagg), born at Vulcan on November 16, 1924, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Center in Lethbridge on October 16, 2017 at the age of 92 years.
Laura is survived by her son Bryon (partner Lynn) O’Reilly of Edmonton, daughter Margo (Tom) Ellis of Champion, grandchildren Harry (Rhonda) O’ Reilly of Calgary, Brock (Amanda) Ellis of Champion, Darrell (Jayme) Ellis of Lethbridge and LaRae Ellis of Edmonton, seven great grandchildren, older brother Howard (Lorraine) Hagg, brothers-in-law Bill (Anne) and Norman (Deloris), sister-in-law Linda, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Laura was predeceased by her husband Jim, daughter

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WISENER, Verna Virginia 1923 – 2017

Verna Virginia Wisener (nee McGhee) of Calgary passed away peacefully on October 13, 2017 at the age of 94 years.
Verna was born in Drumheller, Alberta and raised on Turtleback Farm in the community of Orkney. Following high school in Drumheller, she attended secretarial school in Calgary. While working for a Calgary law firm she met the love of her life Ira whom she married January 26, 1946. The skills she gained from her farm life upbringing, set the stage for her enduring abilities to ‘make do’ and thrive on 15th Avenue providing a loving and welcoming home to any seeking

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NELSON, Linda Diane 1948 – 2017

Linda Diane Nelson, age 69, died peacefully on Sept 16, 2017, in Vulcan, AB.
Linda was born on November 18, 1948 in Port Arthur, Ontario, to parents Cecile Arita Cenerini and Roy Nelson.
Linda is survived by her daughters, Rhonda Nisby of Edmonton, Jackie Van de Mosselaer (Randy Van de Mosselaer) of Winnipeg and their father Ed Nisby of Winnipeg; her grandchildren, Russell Staats, of Winnipeg, Nicole Staats of Winnipeg and Kalyn Van de Mosselaer (15) of Winnipeg and Kyler Van de Mosselaer (16) of Winnipeg, one great-grandson, Kalem Staats, and her brothers; Gerry O’Neill and wife Beverly, of Fort Frances, Nick

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HARTUNG, Helanda 1933 – 2017

Hartung, Helanda, of Vulcan, passed away unexpectedly at the Vulcan Hospital on September 18th, just one week after her 84th birthday.
She was born in Weyburn, SK, the 10th child of Herman & Huldine Deimert and eventually one of 13 siblings. At an early age she was introduced to the saving grace of Jesus Christ and accepted Him as her Savior, beginning a lifetime of faith and service in His name. She attended Hillcrest Bible College in Medicine Hat where she met Ed Hartung and they were married in 1953. The couple settled just a few miles east of Vulcan, set

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BURKE, Roger Donel 1945 – 2017

Burke, Roger Donel, of Carmangay, beloved husband of Beryl, passed away at the Vulcan Community Health Centre September 7, 2017 at the age of 71 years.
Roger was born Dec.5, 1945 in Carmangay, youngest son of Lethrie and June Burke. He grew up in the Carmangay area and attended school here. After leaving school early on, Roger decided to later pursue his High School Equivalency Diploma which he received in 1997.
Roger took on many tasks throughout his life – picking rocks, hard rock mining, truck driving, trailer building and a number of oil field jobs. In 1968 he met the love

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SOMMERS, Loreen Beryl 1947 – 2017

Loreen passed away at the Vulcan Health Care Centre on August 27, 2017 at the age of 69 years. Loreen chose Medical Assistance In Dying.
Loreen enjoyed renovating and updating the farm house with Dave (Myrna, Loreen and Dave, along with Linda and Gordy did what they could to improve the old farmstead and stave off the plagues and ravages of time), gardening, traveling with Dave, watching the birds and the peace and quiet of country living.
Loreen has joined family gone before; Great-Grandparents Peter and Sarah Sommers, Grandparents Orrie and Carrie Sommers, Aunt Irene and Uncle Wilson Cool, Uncle Don Sommers,

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SHARP, Carl William “Bill” 1945 – 2017

It’s with great sadness that the family of Carl William “Bill” Sharp announce his peaceful passing, at the Foothills Country Hospice, Okotoks, AB on August 24, 2017 at the age of 72 years.
Bill was born in Vulcan on January 2, 1945, oldest son of Bill and Helma Sharp. He attended Grades 1 to 6 in Vulcan, then after moving to the previous Lynn Oldfield farm in 1957, he completed his schooling in Milo. After school, he remained at home to help his dad with the farm.
After growing up in the same community together, Bill married Lynne Richardson on October 30,

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MIDDLETON, Barry Cleland 1929 – 2017

With great sadness, the family of Barry Cleland Middleton announce his passing on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the age of 88 years.
Barry leaves behind his beloved wife, Audrey; his children, Sherry (Sesh) Seshadri, Debra (George) Fenwick, Janice Giles (Gary), Marla (Wayne) Freitag and Allan (Susan) Middleton; his grandchildren, Jagan (Carin) Seshadri, Jana Seshadri, Janine Giles (Maneno), Justin (Jenn) Giles and Chris Giles; and his great grandchildren, Jaron and Kai Seshadri, Katie Isseme, and Clara and Brielle Giles. He was predeceased by his parents Robert and Irma, his brother Jack, his brother Blain and his sister Monna.
Barry was born in

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