MCCASKILL, Marjorie Frances 1926 – 2017

McCaskill, Marjorie Frances, of Vulcan, beloved wife of Bob McCaskill, passed away at the Vulcan Community Health Centre on February 5, 2017 at the age of 91 years.

Marjorie was born on January 1, 1926 in the first Vulcan hospital. The only daughter of Clifford and Marie Love, she completed nursing training at the Calgary General Hospital in 1949 and went on to have a successful nursing career, helping war veterans at the Colonel Belcher Hospital in Calgary. She was married to Robert Douglas McCaskill of Calgary on November 06, 1949 in Vulcan and while most of her married life was spent in Calgary and surrounding area, she...

REIMER, Margaret (Enns) 1934 – 2017

Margaret Enns Reimer 1934 – 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of our mother, Margaret Enns Reimer. After 3 1/2 year struggle with the after effects of a stroke, she went peacefully with her family around her. She was surrounded by what she deemed most important: family and love.

Margaret changed the world. She was a wife of 56 years, a mother to 4, grandmother to 7 , great-grandmother to 6. She loved traveling. She always had itchy feet. She loved grapes and she enjoyed watching the women in her family in the kitchen.

She was born and raised in...

KEHR, Edgar Maxwell “Max” 1932 – 2017

Kehr, Edgar Maxwell “Max” , of Vulcan, beloved husband of Betty, passed away peacefully at the Vulcan Community Health Centre on January 25, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

Max was born in Vulcan on September 25, 1932 to Edgar and Jessie Kehr. Max took his schooling at Highland, Red Cross and Vulcan schools. In 1949-50, he attended Mount Royal College where he took Grade 11. He was also active in amateur wrestling and basketball as well as hockey and baseball. Max started playing hockey at the age of eleven which carried on well into his forties.

In the spring of 1951 Max rented a quarter...

NICHOLLS, Ronald Charles “Chuck” 1954 – 2017

Nicholls, Ronald Charles “Chuck”, of Vulcan, passed away at the South Calgary Health Campus on January 24, 2014 at the age of 62 years.

Chuck is survived by his siblings – Darlene Nicholls of Champion and Mary (Rocky) Hendrickson of Champion, Dee Beaulac of Calgary and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Ron and Joyce Nicholls.

Chuck was born in Calgary, moved to Ontario in his early 20s but moved back to Alberta. He moved with his parents to Vulcan in the early 2000s to help them in their senior years.

A Memorial Gathering...

WILLIAMS, Irene Rose 1917 – 2017

Williams, Irene, formerly of Arrowwood, passed away peacefully at the Vulcan Extendicare on January 23, 2017 at the age of 99 years.

Irene is survived by her children – Fern (Richard) Vachon of Vulcan, Gale (Gerry) Hammett of Vulcan, Faith (Alvin) Vaage of Champion and Jim (Twi) Williams of Okotoks, nine grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents James and Rose Page, husband Leonard Williams and seven siblings.

Family Graveside Service and Interment was held at the Arrowwood Cemetery.


MIDDLETON, Frank Russell 1953 – 2017

Frank Russell Middleton, beloved father and brother, passed away January 20, 2017, at the Vulcan Community Health Center. He was 63 years of age.

Frank was born August 25, 1953 at Vulcan, Alberta to Roger and Marjorie Middleton. He had all his schooling in Vulcan and after graduation worked as a salesman for Brasso Datsun in Calgary. Frank decided to study to become a radio D.J. at Columbia School of Broadcasting, after which he worked at Studio City Musical in Calgary booking and promoting bands. He met Deborah Daw who also worked there. They moved to Simcoe, Ontario where they were married on Sept.19, 1985. Martin was born...

MONTGOMERY, Gertha Jean 1920 – 2017

MONTGOMERY, Gertha Jean 1920 – 2017

Gertha Montgomery of Calgary, Alberta peacefully passed away on January 19, 2017 at the age of 96 years after a full and rich life.

Gertha was born on September 4, 1920 at Calgary, Alberta to Charles and Minnie Butler. She graduated from the General Hospital School of Nursing in 1943. Gertha then completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing in Ponoka, Alberta before moving to Vulcan where she met her husband, David Montgomery, at the United Church young adults group. They married in 1948 and raised 4 daughters on their...

WAGENVOORT, Pieter Gerardus “Gerry” 1930 – 2017

Wagenvoort, Pieter Gerardus “Gerry”, of Calgary, beloved husband of Jenny Wagenvoort (nee Pathuis), passed away peacefully at the Vulcan Extendicare on January 16, 2017 at the age of 86 years old. He died after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Born in Zeist, Netherlands on July 16, 1930, Gerry was married on February 26, 1958 in Zeist to his loving wife Jenny. Together they emigrated from Holland in 1958, and embraced the Canadian life, learning a new language and raising three children. Gerry enjoyed a life-long love of painting, choir and sports (soccer and running). He was a proud member of the Calgary...

BURGESS, Lena Marie 1927 – 2017

Burgess, Lena Marie, of Vulcan, beloved wife of Mel, passed away peacefully at the Vulcan Community Health Centre on January 15, 2017 at the age of 89 years.

Lena was born December 4, 1927 in Blackie to Milton and Ellen Scott. Lena and Mel Burgess were married on June 27, 1952 in High River. Together they raised five children and farmed outside of Vulcan.

Lena loved to golf and was a member of the Vulcan Golf Club. She was also part of the Royal Purple. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading and watching baseball, especially the Toronto Blue Jays.


LAHD, William “Bill” Orden Andrew 1956 – 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of William “Bill” Orden Andrew Lahd, of Milo, announce his sudden passing on January 7, 2017 at the age of 60 years.

Bill attended the Milo School to grade 9, going on to Vulcan and Olds College where he studied agriculture. Bill worked in Calgary prior to taking up farming in his 20’s after his father passed away. After farming for some years, Bill chose to make a change and went to work for Mike Chambers where he stayed for a number of years. From there he went to High River Rentals and ended his work career with Marlin Oilfield Services.