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MITCHELL, John ‘David’ 1933 – 2017

Mitchell, John David Jan 28, 1933 – April 20, 2017

Mitchell, John David, formerly of Vulcan, passed away peacefully in Victoria, B.C. on April 20, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

Dave will be greatly missed by his wife Bev, his children Winston, Scott (Susie) and Lyndon (Cathy), seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter, many nieces, nephews, and brother and sisters in law. He was predeceased by his first wife Virginia, parents John and Vera and his brother Donald (Lorna).

Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017...


CHAPMAN, Helen “May” 1918 – 2017

Chapman, Helen “May” (formerly of Lomond) passed away peacefully at the Taber Health Centre on April 18, 2017 at the age of 99 years.

May was predeceased by her husband Ralph, her parents Edward and Helen Brown, and by siblings, William, Janet, Margaret and Wallace and by all her in-laws. She is survived by her children, Ed (Rose) Chapman of Bassano. Margaret (Ron) Schlaht of Lethbridge, and Ian (Penny) Chapman of Lomond. 7 grandchildren: Edward (Melanie), Lisa (Brett), Darren (Tammy), Laurie (Tyler), Kim (Adrian), Thomas and Blair, 10 great grand children.

May attended grades 1 –...


SCHMIDT, Cleo Arthur 1936 – 2017

Schmidt, Cleo, of Vulcan, beloved husband of Louise, died at the Vulcan Community Health Centre April 16, 2017 at the age of 80 years.

Cleo was born October 26, 1936 in Waterloo ON the 11th child of 14 to William and Caroline. He went to school at Rummelhardt down the road from the family farm. In 1957 Cleo traveled west for the harvest. He hired on with Lawrence Orchard, who farmed east of Vulcan. In 1964 Cleo married Caroline Louise Graham of Vulcan. They were blessed with 2 children and raised them on the Lawrence Orchard farm that they bought and continue living on to this day.

Cleo loved...


GERDING, Mabel Johanna (Monner, Nee: Peterson) 1923 – 2017

We are sad to announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, Mabel Johanna Gerding (Peterson, Monner), on Good Friday, April 14, 2017, at the age of 94 years (or as she would say, “a hell of an age”).

She lived a full life, filled with laughter, stubbornness and generosity. Never one to hold back, she always spoke her mind regardless of the results, but never complained. Even to the end, always stating “what’s there to complain about, I’ve got a place to park my ass, a window to look at and they aren’t going to kick me out!”

Mabel is survived by daughter Reta (Dale) Pickering,...


SCHIBBELHUTE, Robert David 1934 – 2017

SCHIBBELHUTE, Robert David 1934 – 2017

Robert “Bob” Schibbelhute of Vulcan, AB (formerly of Carmangay), passed away peacefully at the Vulcan Extendicare on April 11, 2017 at the age of 82 years.

Bob is survived by his loving wife Marion, daughter Wendy and son Neil. He was predeceased by his parents David and Florence Schibbelhute. Bob’s greatest passions in life were his faith, family, farming, tractors, tanks, rebuilding classic vehicles and telling stories. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April...


THOMSON, Jean Elizabeth 1928 – 2017

Jean Thomson of Milo, Alberta passed away at the Vulcan Health Centre on March 24, 2017 at the age of 89.

Jean was born in Milo February 11, 1928 to Joe and Mary Thomson. After completing her school education at Milo and Cluny, she chose nursing as her career, trained at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton and achieved her RN in 1951. Her early years as a nurse took her to Winnipeg and Banff, but most of her working life was devoted to British Columbia Public Health. Over the years she was based in various locations including Vernon, Cranbrook, 100 Mile House, Keremeos, Nelson and Invermere and from there traveled to the...


HUNTER, Jamie Nicole 1986 – 2017

Jamie Nicole Hunter

It is with sad and heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beautiful daughter, sister, granddaughter Jamie Nicole Hunter, on March 20, 2017 at the age of 30 years. Jamie had a heart of gold and an infectious smile.

Jamie is survived by her mother Connie Kiemele, her sisters Tammy Kiemele (James), Samantha (Damon) Postman, her grandparents Rose and Alfred Kiemele, aunts and uncles Joan (Dave) Walburger, Mike (Kelly) Kiemele, Wayne (Tina) Kiemele and John Kiemele as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private prayer ceremony will...


OBERHOLTZER, Randy Gaylen 1957 – 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Randy Gaylen Oberholtzer of Arrowwood, announce his sudden passing on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the age of 59 years.

Randy was born on August 28, 1957 in Calgary, Alberta to Ivor and Eleanor Oberholtzer. Randy moved with his family from Arrowwood to Banff in 1968 where he attended school. He was an avid ski racer and enjoyed working in the family motel business. His adolescent years were filled with the pursuit of motorcycles, cars, and trucks. He earned his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying cross country trips. Randy returned to Arrowwood in Grade 12 to pursue a career on the...


RHODES, Walter Samuel 1922 – 2017

Rhodes, Walter Samuel formerly of Champion, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Vulcan Community Health Centre, on March 5, 2017 at the age of 94 years. He was born on March 7, 1922 on the family homestead east of Champion, to George and Jennie Rhodes.

Walter grew up on the farm helping his dad and brothers with the hard work that comes with farming. He also helped his dad in the mine. He attended the Sanderson School and managed to finish Grade 8 before his help was needed more frequently. He moved to Bellevue, Alberta, for two winters, with some of his brothers and their wives and rented a house there. Walter...


FATH, Darrell Stephen 1959 – 2017

Darrell Fath of Lake MacGregor County Estates, passed away after a long battle with cancer at the Vulcan Community Health Centre on March 1st, 2017 at the age of 57 years.

Darrell was born on August 20th, 1959 to Phillip and Catherine (Kaye) Fath. He met his wife Sherri Morrison and they had two sons; Carey and Daniel Fath, and were married for 33 years. During this time in their lives, they lived in many different locations, but they were all called home. Darrell and Sherri retired to Lake MacGregor Estates.

Darrell had a strong work ethic. He spent 25 years working for the company, Rife...