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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 a roof over their head or food on the table while...


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,...


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 up a farm and raised a family. Ed and Helanda raised 5 children...


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 of his...


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,...


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, 1965 and they resided on the...


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.


AVERY, John “Jack” Wilbert 1925 – 2017

Avery, John “Jack” Wilbert, (of Okotoks, formerly of Fort McMurray), passed away peacefully at the Vulcan Extendicare on August 13, 2017 at the age of 92 years.

Family Memorial will take place in Fort McMurray at a later date. Inurnment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Lacombe, AB, also at a later date.

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.


WEBBER, Edna (Tuttle, Nee: Kana) 1927 – 2017

Webber/Tuttle (Nee Kana), Edna, (formerly of Vulcan) of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Lethbridge, AB on August 8, 2017 at the age of 89 years.

Edna was born in Medicine Hat, AB on November 29, 1927, the first of three children to Iver and Clara Kana. Edna and her siblings, Irene and Norman, were raised on a sheep ranch in Pendent d’Orielle, southwest of Medicine Hat. Edna married her first husband Vincent Tuttle in 1952 and farmed in the Glasford district near Orion, AB. Together they had five sons. Vincent passed away suddenly in 1967 and Edna raised the boys on her own, moving to Lethbridge,...


STUMPF, Lorraine 1929 – 2017

Stumpf, Lorraine of Milo, passed away at the Calgary South Health Campus on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the age of 88 years.

Lorraine was born in the Arrowwood Hospital on February 3, 1929 to John Robert and Annie Goldthorpe, who were English homesteaders in the Eastway district. Lorraine was the youngest of six children and attended Eastway and Buffalo Schools. They milked 14 cows before heading to school by horseback. Mom had a unique style of milking – thumbs turned inward. One of her favorite teachers was Nancy (Holoboff) Kingsmith. They had a typical homesteader’s childhood and she often relayed stories of the “toys”...