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									                       The                                                              WINTER 2007

                   News & Information for Friends of The Good Samaritan   Society




  A Story of Love
  An excerpt from Living the Parable – The First Fifty Years of
  The Good Samaritan Society:

  “I phoned the pastors first and asked each of them for the
  name of the president of their Women’s group. I said I wanted
  to send a letter and some of them said ‘What about?’ and
  so I had a chance to talk to them. I didn’t know you weren’t
  supposed to do this, that we were breaking new ground by get-            First Executive of the Ladies Auxiliary

  ting the women out from different Lutheran churches to work             On February 10, 1955, the first
  together on something like this... All I could do was thank             president, Mrs. Marie Metz
  God because the basement of St. John’s was full of people               was elected to the Women’s
                                                                          Auxiliary for The Good
  interested in what this Hospital Auxiliary was going to be
                                                                          Samaritan Auxiliary Hospital
  about.” (Ruth Hennig, Women’s Auxiliary)                                (now the Dr. Gerald Zetter Care
                                                                          Centre) and by May of the same
                                                                          year, a total of 72 women had
                                                                          signed on. The mission? “It
                                             Publications                 would be up to the Auxiliary to
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                                                                          useful lives and achieve much
                                                                          happiness.” (Women’s Auxiliary
                                                                          Organizational           Meeting
                                                                          Minutes, Feb. 10, 1955).
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                                   Ladies Auxiliary 50th Anniversary Celebration


For over 50 years the Women’s        In a recent letter written by                 Centre has truly embodied the
Auxiliary have been carrying         past president and long serving               mission, vision and values of
out this goal and have done so       member, Doris Jacobi, states: “It             The Good Samaritan Society
with dedication and caring that      is not easy to give up, but it is             and achieved their goal of
is unsurpassed.                      a reality which has to be faced.              enhancing the lives of our
                                     We feel that if we have to fold,              residents. Through countless
Sadly, on October 19, 2006,          let us do it with the dignity                 hours of volunteering, they
                                                                                   have carried out our story of
The Good Samaritan Society           which the Auxiliary deserves,
                                                                                   love as reflected in the parable
received a letter from Marion        especially in the memory of
                                                                                   of the Good Samaritan. It is a
Peebles, current President of        those women who have gone
                                                                                   sad day in the history of our
the Ladies’ Auxiliary, informing     on before us. They gave so
                                                                                   organization, however, we have
us that they were going to           much of their time, in so many                been so blessed to have over
be disbanding at the end             ways.”                                        50 years of countless hours of
of December. Why? They                                                             love, caring and compassion
have been unable to recruit          From their inauguration on                    and we will forever be indebted
new members and the current          February 10, 1955 to their                    to the good works of all the
members are no longer able           demise at the end of December                 women that were a part of this
to do the work they once did.        2006, the Ladies’ Auxiliary                   very special group. God bless
How the times have changed.          of the Dr. Gerald Zetter Care                 you all.


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Southgate Care Centre Extended
Hands Celebrates 25 Years
                                    caring and personal touch. An       that make a difference to the
                                    example of this is that they        lives of the care centre residents
                                    send every one of the residents     also make a difference to the
                                    a birthday and Christmas card.      lives of the volunteers. They
                                    Over the 25 years, that totals      are blessed with much love
                                    over 11,000 personalized cards!     to give and we are blessed to
                                                                        receive much love in return.”
                                    President of Extended Hands,
                                    Terry Mayne, had these kind         This group of volunteers is truly
Extended Hands Volunteers of        words to say at the anniversary     an inspiration to us all. Thank
Southgate Care Centre recently      celebration: “It is a well known    you for all your hard work and
celebrated 25 years of devoting     truth that in life the good deeds   we are grateful to have you all
countless hours of time, energy     we do come back to light on us.     as part of The Good Samaritan
and talent to assist and enhance    The volunteers’ actions of love     Society.
the lives of the residents of the
care centre.

Over the years there have been
numerous bazaars, bake sales,
donations and canteen sales
with proceeds going towards
various purchases of items
thoughtfully selected. Resident
comfort items are important
to Extended Hands efforts,
however, their primary focus
is to enhance the lives of those
we serve through warmth,

                                                           Extended Hands Vounteers




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                                    President’s Message



‘Loving your neighbour’ still very much at work here!
We are often asked: “Why do you want to grow larger as an organization? Why build facili-
ties in communities far and wide: don’t you find you have enough to do right here and now
keeping up existing places?”

The short answer is that in         continue to be most referred to    themes, as they are manifested
the absence of growth there         as). Why they come is likely a     now as they were in the past.
is atrophy and decline. It is       unique story for everyone. Yet,    One particularly strong source
only by ‘growing in strength’..     once we are assembled, as we       of this over the years has been
confirming our vision, that we      do the evening before official     the Dr. Gerald Zetter Ladies’
are able to ensure our place on     openings of new facilities for     Auxiliary. Their membership
the horizon with other future       our staff commissioning, a         decline forces them to close
care organizations. Finding the     remarkably common “caring”         this year after more than half a
resources to build facilities is    attitude starts to emanate         century of caring compassion.
only one part of sustainable        from the conversations and a       We owe them a great debt of
growth. The more critical part      common bond emerges. While         gratitude.    It is these caring
is whether we can attract people    some share a Christian faith,      spirits found in both our new
to care for our clients within      many faiths are represented        recruits and our seasoned
newly built or older walls. On      as are many social or ethnic
                                                                       veterans, which gives us hope
this front I can say so far so      backgrounds.      The common
                                                                       and strength for the future.
good and I have no reason to        thread is a shared strong desire
believe we won’t continue to        to “love your neighbour”. The
                                                                       As we enter 2007 we are
attract caring people to Good       affection and concern for one
                                                                       optimistic and appreciative of
Samaritan services.                 another is very real.
                                                                       the many gifts that our staff
It is hard to explain what brings   In this Journey you will notice    and volunteers bring to those
people to “Good Sam” (our           evidence of this ‘love at work’    we serve. Best Wishes to all.
unofficial name and one we          or ‘spirit of caring’ Good Sam

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Pioneer Lodge Re-opens in
Salmon Arm
                                                                      addition to the new Hillside
                                                                      Village residential care facility
                                                                      we recently opened in Salmon
                                                                      Arm, we are converting Pioneer
                                                                      Lodge to 30 assisted living
                                                                      apartments to allow more
                                                                      seniors to remain in their home
                                                                      community.”

                                                                      Formerly an aging 75-bed
                                                                      residential care facility, Pioneer
                                                                      Lodge has been converted into
                                                                      30 one-bedroom assisted living
                       Official Ribbon Cutting
                                                                      units for seniors. Construction
                                                                      on the development was
On October 14, 2006, Pioneer        living at Pioneer Lodge because   completed in May 2006 and it
Lodge celebrated its official       it is so bright and beautifully   opened to seniors the following
opening. In attendance was          furnished. The view is lovely     month.
Colin Mayes, MP for Salmon          and interesting”, Jane said.
Arm, Mayor Marty Bootsma,           “We like the feeling of “BEING    Pastors Bill Kiesman, Dale Olsen
Kirstine Hill, Interior Health      AT HOME”. Our suites are          and John Kappes conducted
Representative, Roxena Goodine,     nicely appointed with lots of     the dedication of the building.
representing the Minister of        storage. The staff are kind and   “Bless this House” was sung by
Health and Ron Schlegelmilch,       helpful - always cheerful and     Monika Adler and accompanied
Good Samaritan Board Chair.         willing. As for recommending      by Frieda Paetsch.
Phil Gaudet, President & CEO        anyone else to come in - I
was the emcee for the event.        just don’t think it gets any
                                    better than what we have here.
A very special portion of           I would not hesitate. Thank
the program was when Jane,          you all for everything.”
a resident of Pioneer Lodge,
spoke about what it was like         “We’re pleased to be a part of
to live at the newly renovated      the Salmon Arm community          Client Service Manager, Syd Moffit and
Pioneer Lodge.     “We enjoy        of care,” said Phil Gaudet. “In    GSS Board Chair, Ron Schlegelmilch




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Good Samaritan Mountainview
Village Officially Opens Phase II
Mountainview Village Phase II       Kelowna, Tim Neale, President      Jackson, Rev. Tyler Ginrich,
marked its official opening on      of the Resident Council at         Rev. Dale Olsen, and Rev. Murv
November 16, 2006. The new          Mountainview Village, and Roy      Kentel and was capped off
phase of the Kelowna facility       Wilson, Vice Chair of The Good     with the singing of “Bless this
includes 52 assisted living units   Samaritan Board of Directors.      House” by Marilyn Sedo who
and 15 life lease apartments.       Phil Gaudet, President & CEO       was accompanied by Melissa
Phase I of Mountainview has         was the emcee for the event.       Gingrich.
105 units, comprised of 37
affordable housing units and        Phil Gaudet stated that, “it is
68 life lease apartments. A         very rewarding for us to be
third phase is also nearing         able to provide lower-income
completion and includes 90          residents with a high quality
complex care beds.                  supported living environment,
                                    and we are grateful to the
In attendance was Ron               BC government and Interior
Cannan, MP for Kelowna              Health for entrusting us with
– Lake Country, Al Horning,         the means to do it”.
MLA, Kelowna – Lake Country,                                                Tim Neale, President of the
Alan Dolman, Interior Health        As with all our openings, a                 Resident Council
Board Chair, Councilor Norm         dedication and blessing of the
Letnick representing the City of    facility was held by Rev. Pam



    Staff Appreciated at Clearwater Centre
    On September 20, 2006, families, friends and residents honored the employees of The Good
    Samaritan Clearwater Centre in Rocky Mountain House with a staff appreciation event.
    Shirley Magrath spearheaded this event on behalf of the families and residents as way to
    show their gratitude for all the staff’s hard work. A lot of effort went into making this a huge
    success, which included Shirley going to numerous local retailers requesting donations of
    products or gift certificates to use as door prizes at the supper.
    Staff felt very appreciated and were in awe of the support shown. There was only one word
    to used to describe how staff responded to this show of thanks – AWESOME!



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Resident Recovers and Is
Happily at Home
                                   energy to speak a few words,        Gary has left the Dr. Gerald
                                   and was in constant pain.           Zetter Care Centre to live in
                                                                       his own apartment. The staff
                                   Gary slowly began to recover        say Gary’s sense of humor is
                                   and gain function. Gary had to      what they’ll miss the most and
                                   work very hard on a daily basis     wish him all the best in his
                                   to gain his function back. And      future, which he says will likely
                                   that’s just what he did. Gary was   include some traveling.
                                   keen to attend physiotherapy
                                   every day he could and was very     Bon Voyage, Gary, and don’t
                                   motivated to keep on getting        forget to keep in touch!!
                                   better. “He took ownership of
                                                                       Your friends at the Dr. Gerald
                                   his exercise program, and did as
                                                                       Zetter Care Center
                                   much as he could by himself,”
                                   says Renee, his physiotherapist.
The Good Samaritan Dr. Gerald
                                   “He never came to me and said
Zetter Care Centre admitted a
resident in March of 2004 who      ‘make me better’, he would ask
had survived his third attack of   what he could do to improve
a debilitating disorder in which   this or that, and often found
the body’s immune system           inventive ways to get tasks
attacks the nervous system.        done”. Several months ago,
When he was admitted to the        Gary began to walk by himself
Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Center he   with a walker, and can now
needed significant assistance as   manage short distances with
he could barely muster up the      no assistive devices.




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Touched by an Angel
                                       Sadly, a couple of years ago,       her body to be flown home for
                                       Johanna was given the heart-        burial.
                                       breaking news that she had
                                       cancer. This did not dampen         Just prior to her death, Johanna
                                       Johanna’s spirit. She had a brief   wanted all the staff to know
                                       time of remission, however, at      how special they were to her
                                       42 years of age, she succumbed      and wrote the following to
                                       to the disease on October 1,        them:
                                       2006 at the Stony Plain Hospital.
                                       Despite not being at the Care       “Maybe you have to read this
                                       Centre for nearly two years, the    a couple of times because it is
                                       staff of the Centre showed her      written in Newfieness. Girls at
                                       how truly special she was and in    work, don’t be sad, be happy. I
                                       turn how truly special they are.    didn’t suffer. You all have been
                                                                           like family instead of friends
Once in a while there are those very   First, the staff at the Stony       and co-workers, you all have
special and unique individuals         Plain Care Center raised enough     a special place in my heart. I
that touch the lives of everyone       money to make sure Johanna          love you all for everything you
they meet. So was the case             got the chance to fly home to       have done for me and you were
of Johanna Gould. Johanna              Newfoundland one last time to       always there when I needed
started working at The Good            see her family. She was able to     you. I don’t know where to
Samaritan Stony Plain Care             do this with their generosity.      begin to say thanks. Love you
Centre a few years ago and made        Throughout her illness, staff       all so much and I always will.
a positive impact the minute           visited her often and near the      I’ll be watching over you and
she walked into the Centre. Her        end held a vigil making sure        loving you. Love Johanna”
cheerful disposition and positive      Johanna always had someone
attitude was truly contagious.         by her bedside. Finally, after
Her caring nature made people          her death, staff at the facility
want to be around her.                 raised the funds necessary for




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The Good Samaritan Society
Receives 3rd Consecutive
Consumers’ Choice Award
                                   “Being selected for the third       The Good Samaritan Society
                                   consecutive year is something       sees this as an encouraging
                                   we are very proud of. It shows      message from the consumers in
                                   us that the hard work of all        the Edmonton and surrounding
                                   our dedicated employees,            area that we are making a
                                   volunteers and others involved      positive difference in the lives
                                   in our organization, are making     of those we serve.
                                   a difference in our communities
                                   and we are grateful for this        Thank you      to   all   of   our
                                   recognition”, said Phil Gaudet,     supporters.
                                   President and CEO of The
                                   Society.
  Hans Lung receiving award from
       Premier Ed Stelmach
                                   The Consumers’ Choice Award
                                   is a national award program
The Good Samaritan Society         that has been in existence for
is proud to be the recipient       many years and is an award for
of the Consumers’ Choice           business excellence.      Awards
Award for the third year in a      are given out in a broad range of
row. On September 18th, Hans       categories and all businesses are
Lung, VP of Finance accepted       publicly acknowledged for their
the Consumers’ Choice Award        successes. Consumers through
on behalf of the organization.     an independent and objective
This award is highly recognized    survey conducted by a national
in the Edmonton community          market research company,
and across Canada.                 choose award recipients.




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Fundraising News Around
The Society
No matter where you reside in The Good Samaritan Society service area a quick look out the
window will confirm that summer is over. But what a wonderful summer it was… long warm
days, mild evenings and a flurry of activity while the weather was good.

Good Samaritan staff were busy with fundraisers throughout Alberta and BC and have reaped
the benefits of their hard work. The following is a sample of some of the exciting initiatives
that occurred:

                                                                On September 22, 2006,
                                                                residents, families, volunteers
                                                                and staff of the Dr. Gerald
                                                                Zetter Care Centre came out
                                                                for the official ribbon cutting
                                                                ceremony for the new gazebo for
                                                                their patio at the Care Center.
                                                                A total of $11,000 was raised -
                                                                $4,000 by the Ladies’ Auxiliary,
                                                                $3,000 by the Volunteer
                                                                Association, $2,000 through an
                                                                Imperial Oil grant, $1,500 by
                                                                resident council and the rest
                                                                from on site donations.

                                                                Residents will now be able to
                                                                enjoy the beautiful summer
                                                                days in the shade.
                   Official gazebo ribbon cutting




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                                      On September 19th, Mountain View Center in Hinton
                                      participated in a cheque presentation for a $1000 donation made
                                      by Tallisman. Only three days later on September 22, Joey’s Only
                                      presented Pauline, the Client Service Manager, with a cheque for
                                      $3000. Both donations will go towards enhancing the courtyard
                                      for our residents with dementia. Thank you to Tallisman and
                                      Joey’s Only for their generous contributions.


      $1000 presented from
       Tallisman in Hinton            This past June, Wedman House/Village in Edmonton raised
                                      $500 for resident comforts with their annual Sidewalk Sale. Staff
                                      at Wedman House/Village, have organized this event for the past 3
                                      years which encourages staff, residents, and their families to recycle
                                      their gently used items in this popular sale which has attracted the
                                      neighbouring community for at least 10 years running.

                                      The staff and volunteers of West Highland Centre in Lethbridge
                                      held a campaign to raise money for a portable electric piano.
                                      Organizers sold each of the 88 keys of a keyboard to raise the funds
                                      for the piano. As Ora Justice, Assisted Living Coordinator at West
                                      Highlands says, “we expect to have music raising the rafters!” very
                                      soon.

                                      At Park Meadows Village, also in Lethbridge, staff and volunteers
                                      finished a two-year fundraising initiative towards the purchase of
                                      automatic sliding doors. These doors enable all residents to easily
                                      step outside for a stroll in the sun or some time on the patio. Can
                                      you think of a better way to spend your summer days?

                                      At Vista Village in Pincher Creek, the local chapter of Royal
                                      Purple presented a donation of $500. This money will help
                                      purchase a much needed wheelchair scale.




Royal Purple presenting $500 cheque
     to residents of Vista Village




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     On Saturday, October 7, The Friends of South Ridge Village in
     Medicine Hat organized and hosted a special dinner. The evening
     also included entertainment by members of Medicine Hat and
     area Lutheran churches and a slide presentation by Director of
     Mission Effectiveness, Rev. Dale Olse. There were approximately
     130 people in attendance, and ‘Friends of’ chairperson, Donelda
     Niles, emceed the program. The proceeds of this event went
     towards the purchase of a new bus for South Ridge Village. The
     Friends of South Ridge Village thank St. Paul Lutheran Church
     for graciously offering the use of their hall for this event. Other
     bus fundraising projects at South Ridge Village include: the sale of
     cross lapel pins, a Halloween basket raffle sponsored by the Social
     Committee, and other activities sponsored by the Day Program
     and Recreation department.

     Clearwater Centre in Rocky Mountain House, received a $500
     donation from the Keyera Energy Strachan Employees Association.
     This money will go towards resident comforts needed at the site.

     Programs for Persons with Development Disabilities
     (PPDD) received $5000 from Craig Simpson and the Edmonton
     Oiler’s Community Foundation. This money enabled 23 individuals
     and their support staff from the Supportive Independent Living
     Program to participate in a 7-day camping trip at Camp Warwa. A
     good time was had by all and everyone is looking forward to doing
     this again next year.

     The Light Up Your Life 15th annual campaign is in full swing for
     the Christmas season with a portion of the campaign donations
     collected going to support our Spruce Grove Centre, Stony
     Plain Care Centre and George Hennig Place. Every $10.00
     donation will illuminate a clear bulb that will glow throughout
     the campaign in memory of a loved one. Light Up Your Life is
     a charitable organization run by volunteers. This group accepts
     donations throughout the year to enhance the quality of life for
     family members, friends and neighbors in their communities.

     Kudos to all of our programs and services on their hard work on
     these projects!



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                                          care2006
Our thanks to all of our ongoing, and new donors, who helped make our 2006 Pastoral
Care Appeal a huge success. Our donors generously gave close to $19,000, which goes
to supporting our Pastoral Care programs in all our sites and programs.

We are pleased to inform you that we surpassed our fundraising goal and will be
growing our Pastoral Care Operations Fund with your generous contributions. This
fund was set up to ensure that our residents will continue to benefit from the guidance,
support and fellowship offered by our compassionate pastoral care staff.

Thank you again for your support.




We are again inviting donors to support a Good Samaritan Society facility that is near
and dear to their heart. A facility ‘Wish List’ is included in this year’s Christmas Appeal
letter so you can personalize your gift and truly make a difference to our residents.

We thank you in advance for your support and, if we have missed you, please call the
Fund Development office at 780-431-3781 or go to our website at www.gss.org .

Merry Christmas and God Bless.




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Project Development Update
           British Columbia
           Kelowna
           Mountainview Village Phase III
           90 complex care beds
           Construction has progressed well on Phase 3 at Mountainview
           Village. Current work includes site grading, vinyl siding installation
           and mechanical and electrical work. Phase 3 is estimated to be
           finished at the end of February 2007 with resident occupancy
           happening in April.


           Vernon
           Heron Grove Phase I
           40 assisted living beds; 15 life lease suites
           Progress has gone well on Phase 1 of Heron Grove. The paving
           is complete along with the curbs and sidewalks, landscaping is
           in progress and near completion, kitchen equipment has been
           installed, millwork is complete and final painting is in progress.
           Most of the Life Lease suites have been sold. The project is
           complete with resident admissions beginning mid January 2007.


           Vernon
           Heron Grove Phase II
           76 complex care beds
           All six of the complex care cottages are at different stages of
           construction. Current work being done includes painting,
           millwork, flooring installation, electrical and mechanical work.
           The project is scheduled to be finished at the end of December
           with admissions happening in February 2007.




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                                     New Westminster
                                     Woodlands Assisted Living and Community Health Centre
                                     59 assisted living beds, Adult Day program for 15,
                                     Community Health Clinic, KIDS Daycare
                                     Construction started in August 2006. Underground services are
                                     complete and foundation and concrete work is well underway.
                                     Construction is on schedule in part due to very mild and dry fall
                                     weather. The project is slated to be complete in the fall of 2007
                                     with resident admissions happening soon after.



                                     Nanaimo
                                     Nanaimo Campus of Care
                                     80 complex care beds, 3 cottages with 10 beds each,
                                     40 assisted living suites
                                     This project is one of many projects underway on Vancouver
                                     Island recently awarded by the Vancouver Island Health Authority,
                                     all with Summer 2008 completion. The site is located in south
                                     Nanaimo in the Chase River neighborhood. There is a creek
                                     that runs adjacent the property on two sides and a medical clinic
                                     situated next door. There will be many amenities provided in
                                     neighboring commercial developments. The design development is
                                     completed and construction drawings are underway. Construction
                                     is scheduled to begin in mid February 2007 with construction
                                     completion in Summer 2008.


                                     Alberta
                                     Lethbridge
                                     Park Meadows Expansion
                                     Construction has begun on the three 12-bed cottages at Park
                                     Meadows Village. In late October, the fencing went up and
                                     residents can watch machines excavating the site in preparation
                                     for foundation work. On November 3rd, an informal meeting was
                                     held in the main building to share the design and site plan of the
 Excavation and foundation work      new cottages with our residents, families and staff.
begins at the Park Meadows Village
         site in Lethbridge


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     Pincher Creek
     Vista Village Addition
     In late September a meeting was held at Vista Village where residents,
     families and staff were invited to comment on the proposed
     design for the 40 bed addition. The project manager, architects
     and contractor were on site to hear the feedback, comment on
     viability and take the information back for incorporation into the
     revised design.



     Cardston
     This is a 95 bed design-build project with FWS Construction Ltd.
     Chinook Health is awaiting the results of the Environmental and
     Geotechnical testing before acquiring the land from the Town of
     Cardston and proceeding with the re-zoning application.



     Taber
     GSS has engaged FWS Construction Ltd. in a design-build
     agreement to construct this 105 bed facility. We are currently in
     negotiations with a developer for an appropriate parcel of land on
     which to build. The Good Samaritan Society submitted a proposal
     in October, 2006 to obtain funding from the Rural Affordable
     Supportive Living granting agency for this project.



     Raymond
     GSS have engaged Ferrari Westwood Architects, a well known
     architectural firm from Lethbridge for this project. We will be
     working closely with Chinook Health on the design to ensure we
     meet the needs of the mental health population that we will be
     serving.




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                                     Chaplain’s Corner
                                     Life Sharing - Ray Niebergall, Chaplain
                                     The Good Samaritan Christensen Village Centre
                                     Gibsons, B.C.



On a dangerous seacoast where shipwrecks often occur, there was once a crude little lifesaving
station. The building was just a hut and there was only one boat, but the few devoted mem-
bers kept a constant watch over the sea. With no thought for themselves, they went out day
and night tirelessly searching for the lost. This wonderful little station saved many lives and
in time became a famous landmark. Some of those who were saved and various others in the
surrounding area gave of their time and money for the support of its work. New boats were
bought and new crews trained. The little life station grew.


With time, some of the members       One day a large ship was wrecked      lives, they could begin their
became unhappy that the              off the coast and the lifeboat        own station down the coast,
building was so crude, so simple.    crews brought in boatloads of         which they did.
Gradually, beds replaced cots        sick half-drowned people. A
and good furniture appeared          shower house had to be built          As the years went by, the new
in the enlarged building.            outside the club so the victims       station experienced the same
Eventually the station came to       didn’t come inside in their           changes that had occurred in the
be beautifully decorated. With       wretched condition. Soon after        old. It evolved into a club and
such an exquisite building they      the event, there was a split in the   yet another lifesaving station
now began to use it as a club. The   club membership. A majority           was founded. History continued
members became less interested       of members voted down those           to repeat itself and if you visit
in going to sea on lifesaving        who wanted lifesaving to be           the coast today, you will find
missions so lifeboat crews were      its primary purpose. They were        a number of exclusive clubs
hired to do that work.               told that if they wanted to save      along that shore. Shipwrecks




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are frequent in those waters but   their loved ones can no longer        this we experience God’s love
most of the people drown.          care for themselves at home.          and grace. Sharing one’s life is
                                   Our programs and services             not easy, for it challenges many
Looked at from one perspective,    are developed and staffed to          pre-conceived ideas, thoughts,
The Good Samaritan Society         provide warm and welcoming            prejudices and attitudes. But the
programs and services are          environments where they can           need to share, to give support,
present to be life sharing         experience God’s hospitality,         to laugh, to cry, to express
stations. People come to us        a place that ministers to             our frustrations and to ask the
searching for their basic needs    their needs in a holistic way,        deepest questions of our soul,
of body, mind and spirit           physically,   mentally    and         is about life sharing. Through
- looking for a place to be        spiritually.                          this life sharing, we experience
loved and accepted, looking                                              hope, grace and redemption.
for a place to be when, at the     As a new Chaplain to The
transition moments of their        Good Samaritan Society since          May the God of Love give
lives they need aid to deal with   February of this year, I would        us grace-filled visions as we
the deeper questions of life and   say that my experience here           celebrate this season of life
end of life concerns. Families     has been around life sharing. As      sharing during this Advent-
trust The Good Samaritan           the residents, share their lives, I   Christmas season.
Society to provide care when       also share my life, and through




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Annual Spirituality and Wholeness
Workshops Attract Large Audiences
In 2002, The Good Samaritan Society Pastoral Care Services launched its first annual spiritu-
ality workshop. Since then this has grown with additional workshops added to other commu-
nities that The Good Samaritan Society has a presence in. The purpose of the workshop is to
provide an affordable opportunity for both lay and professional people to upgrade their skills in
spiritual care and for personal growth. The following is a synopsis of this year’s successes:


Edmonton                              Lethbridge                         wisdom of seeing the need for
Kelly Walker presented Dancing        The Rev. Dr. Ken Doka spoke        this topic. It was worth our
on the Ark to a large crowd of        on Disenfranchised Grief:          trip from Edmonton.” Another
186 people on Friday, September       Uncovering Hidden Sorrow, to       person responded:        “I felt
15. Building on a theology of         121 people at the Lethbridge       validated in the work I do as a
creation, Kelly used a narrative      Lodge on Friday, September 22.     volunteer, as a professional and
approach of story telling to          Dr. Doka, a gifted storyteller     as a person. Thank you!”
invite us to look at our lives        and teacher, provided attendees
and the various transitions that      with a clear understanding of      Kelowna
occur in our lifetime. Giving         a unique type of grief that is     Kelly Walker was the presenter
personal examples of his own          often overlooked by people. He     at the 2nd Annual Workshop
life transitions, he challenged       emphasized that being able to      in Kelowna. An audience of
the audience to intentionally         see often unrecognized events      52 people participated in a day
discern their gifts and celebrate     as true losses will open up new    filled with stories, activities
them as part of their identity. He    avenues for ministry. On the       and songs while exploring the
reminded the audience that the        other hand, when we are not        importance of life transitions
constant need for affirmation         sensitive to such losses people    and the need to consciously
could cause loss of self, resulting   are left feeling uncared for and   align ones life with their God-
in burnout and joyless living. A      unsupported. Thus the term         given gifts so as to avoid
talented singer, composer and         disenfranchised grief.             burnout.      He invited the
musician, he used a number                                               audience to acknowledge their
of songs to poignantly express        The workshop by Dr. Doka           bodies as an important part of
the theme of hope and courage         garnered much praise. One          who they are as “earth people”
during life’s transitions.            person stated: “Thanks for the     created from the lineage of



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Adam and he emphasized that
we need to learn to look after
our bodies in a better way.
Kelly used his gift of music to
inspire us to actively be aware
of our finite nature on earth
and to make use of the time
that we have been given as a
gift from God.

We received many positive
comments from workshop
attendees:    “Excellent day—
thank you.” “Well worth the
time.”      “It was a fantastic
presentation. Kelly is a very
gifted speaker.”

Mission Effectiveness is already   Kelly Walker - Kelowna
planning for the 2007 Annual
Spirituality and Wholeness
Workshops.       In Edmonton
the workshop leader will be
The Rev. Dr. John Izzo from
Vancouver, BC. His appearance
in Edmonton will coincide with
the September release of his
new book titled: The Five Things
You Must Discover Before You
Die.    Kelly Walker will lead
the Lethbridge workshop on a
topic related to grief.




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Chaplains Create Innovative
Programs for Residents and Clients
On February 28, 1958, the Rev          Wednesday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm.         her hospitality, goes throughout
Emil Walker became the first           The group is limited to 6 people       the facility on Sunday reminding
Lutheran pastor to officially look     with others on a waiting list. The     people that it is time for worship.
after pastoral care at The Good        purpose of the group is to have        Another person looks after the
Samaritan Hospital. He took on         a confidential, non-judgmental         communion supplies and assists
this role as a volunteer. In May       place for clients to share their       the visiting pastors. One musically
1, 1967, The Rev Ralph Odegard         joys, sorrows, problems, and           gifted volunteer picks the hymns
became the first full-time chaplain.   frustrations. When one person          and plays at the chapel service.
Since then, the pastoral care          leaves the group we will have          Some of the members have built
program at The Good Samaritan          closure for that person and invite     extra furnishings for the chapel.
Society has grown to 14 part-time      the next person on the waiting list    All the members have a role.
and full-time chaplains.               to join the group.”
                                                                              Chaplain Pam says that this
The Pastoral Care program has          The Rev Ray Niebergall, chaplain       committee has created an
grown not only in the number of        at Christenson Village in Gibsons,     atmosphere of excitement for
chaplains but in the creation of       has brought residents together         Sunday worship. The worship
innovative programs to serve the       to form a choir. Chaplain Ray          attendance has now grown
spiritual and religious needs of       is enthusiastic about this new         from a small struggling group
residents and clients. Yes, there      endeavour:     “It’s fun to sing.      to approximately 50 people per
are still the programs of worship      Practicing once a week, we are         Sunday. In addition 65 people
service, Bible study, and ongoing      learning a variety of Christmas        come to the fellowship hour after
visitation and care conferences.       Carols so that we can lead             the service. Pam explains that this
However, some chaplains have           the singing in Assisted Living,        is “…community building at its
searched for new ways to give          Complex Care and the Cottages.         best.” Pam also emphasizes: “…
spiritual and religious support.       One of our carols we sing is in        this group has given energy to the
                                       German, another in French and          pastoral care ministry such that
Rev Jess Schienbein, the interim       if we have time we will learn a        the mission is not only carried out
chaplain at Mount Pleasant             Spanish carol.”                        on Sunday but enthusiastically
CHOICE Program, noticed that                                                  throughout the week.”
there was a support program for        At Mountainview Village in
caregivers of those attending the      Kelowna, Chaplain Pam Jackson          Innovative ways of ministering
CHOICE Program but not for the         has worked with independent            to residents and clients emerges
clients. So he began a small group     living residents to form a worship     from the different gifts of our
for clients who were interested in     committee.        This committee       chaplains. It is this innovation
coming together as a support to        comes together to not only plan        that insures the highest quality of
each other. Chaplain Jess states:      out the worship but to volunteer       compassionate care and Christian
“After consulting with some staff      in various ways to enhance the         Hospitality.
and clients, I started up a Client     spiritual care offered to residents.
Support Group which meets every        One of the members, known for



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Our Locations
Edmonton Region                     West Central Alberta Region        The Good Samaritan Park
The Good Samaritan                  The Good Samaritan                 Meadows Village
Corporate Office                    Clearwater Centre                  1511 – 15 Avenue North
8861 – 75 Street                    5615 – 60 Street                   Lethbridge, AB T1H 1W2
Edmonton, AB T6C 4G8                Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1W2   (403) 328-9404
(780) 431-3600                      (403) 845-6033                     The Good Samaritan
                                    The Good Samaritan                 South Ridge Village
The Good Samaritan                                                     550 Spruce Way SE
CHOICE Programs                     George Hennig Place
                                    4808 – 57 Avenue                   Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4P1
10530 – 56 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T6H 0X7                Stony Plain, AB T7Z 2J9            (403) 528-5050
(780) 431-3901                      (780) 963-3403                     The Good Samaritan
                                    The Good Samaritan                 Vista Village
8425 – 83 Street NW                 Mountain View Centre               1240 Ken Thornton Blvd.
Edmonton, AB T6C 2Z2                1290 Switzer Drive                 Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0
(780) 413-3500                      Hinton, AB T7V 1V2                 (403) 627-1900
                                    (780) 865-5926                     The Good Samaritan
The Good Samaritan
Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Centre       The Good Samaritan                 West Highland Centre
9649 - 71 Avenue NW                 Pembina Village                    2687 Garry Drive West
Edmonton, AB T6E 5J2                5225 – 50 Street                   Lethbridge, AB T1J 5A3
(780) 431-3600                      Evansburg, AB T0E 0T0              (403) 380-6275
                                    (780) 727-4441
The Good Samaritan                                                     British Columbia Region
Mill Woods Centre                   The Good Samaritan
101 Youville Drive East             Royal Oak Manor                    The Good Samaritan
Edmonton, AB T6L 7A4                4501 College Avenue                Christenson Village
(780) 413-3501                      Lacombe, AB T4L 2M8                585 Shaw Road
                                    (403) 782-4523                     Gibsons, BC V0N1V8
The Good Samaritan                                                     (604) 886-8747
Programs for Persons with           The Good Samaritan
Developmental Disabilities (PPDD)   Spruce Grove Centre                The Good Samaritan
8861 – 75 Street                    415 King Street                    Hillside Village
Edmonton, AB T6C 4G8                Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3Y8           2891 – 15 Avenue NE
(780) 431-3703                      (780) 962-3415                     Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1G9
                                                                       (250) 833-5877
                                    The Good Samaritan
The Good Samaritan                  Stony Plain Care Centre            The Good Samaritan
Seniors’ Clinic                     5600 – 50 Street                   Mountainview Village
9534 – 87 Street NW                 Stony Plain, AB T0E 2G0            1540 KLO Road
Edmonton, AB T6C 0L5                                                   Kelowna, BC V1Z 3L3
                                    (780) 963-2261
(780) 440-8274                                                         (250) 717-3918
                                    The Good Samaritan
The Good Samaritan                  Stony Plain Cottage                The Good Samaritan
Southgate Care Centre               5506 – 48 Street                   Pioneer Lodge
4225 – 107 Street NW                Stony Plain, AB T0E 2G0            1051 – 6 Avenue NE
Edmonton, AB T6J 2P1                (780) 963-8728
                                                                       Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2S5
(780) 431-3854
                                                                       (250) 804-4814
                                    Southern Alberta Region
The Good Samaritan                                                     The Good Samaritan
Wedman House                        The Good Samaritan Magrath         Village by the Station
and Wedman Village                  Community Health Centre
10525 – 19 Avenue NW                37 East and 2nd Avenue North       270 Hastings Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6J 6X9                Magrath, AB T0K 1J0                Penticton, BC V2A 2V6
(780) 413-3500                      (403) 758-6149                     (250) 490-4949




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Donations
June 1, 2006 to October 31, 2006
Memorials                     DAVID KELLER                  Lillian Pheasey               BILL WIESENER                   Good Samaritan
                              Mary & Dave White                                           Carl & Ollie Hennig             Endowment Fund
BIRGER AGLE                                                 LOIS SORGE                                                    The Calgary Foundation
LWalter Bazian                ARTHUR KULAK                  Vic & Dora Smigelski          MARY WORKMAN                    VitalAire
Ron & Helga Miller            Vic & Dora Smigelski          Eileen Weidman                Mabel Fedyna                    Capital City Savings and
                                                            R. William Andrew             Terry Mayne                     Credit Union Limited
PAULINE BLACKBURN             EWALD LANKOFF                 Keith & Brenda Shenton                                        Anne Fry
Betty Smith                   Ray & Joyce Wedman            Charles A. Price              DICKSIE WRIGHT                  Marshel Pelech
                              Ken & Jean Miller             Christine & William Trotz     Robert & Joyce Choate           David & Elizabeth Chomik
HAL BLAINE                                                  Sheffar Potter Muchan Inc.    Marion Williamson               Anonymous
Lois Fedorak                  JOHN (Jack) LaROSE            Retirement & Succession       Audrey & Norman Somerville      Mr. & Mrs. B. Charles
                              James & Nora Law              Strategies Corp.              Cliff & Marg Robinson           Primmer
ROBERT CALLIHOO                                             General McArthur Financial    Elizabeth Broen                 Greater Edmonton Poppy
Noel & Elizabeth Lapierre     WILLIAM LEE                   Services Corp.                Isa & Margaret Beveridge        Fund
                              Shirley & Clive Owen          Bank of Nova Scotia,                                          Darcy Shenfield
GERTRUDE CAOUTTE              Dorothy Offer                 Picture Butte Branch          DORIS ZAHARICHUK                Gillian Ames
Richard & Donna Depner                                      Couillard Group Inc.          Carroll Kennedy                 Jack & June Goertz
                              CHARLES “VERN” LUNTY          Gordon Kroeker                Shelina Ganji                   Arthur & Bertha Davis
JAMES COCKBURN                Edith Lunty                   Dale Ens & Cathy Ens                                          Evelyn Rife
Bryan Cockburn                                              Allison Maher                 Donations
Elizabeth Gagnier             MARTHA MANSELL                Gino & Sylvia Faöro                                           Magrath Assisted Living
                              Manus Abrasive Systems Inc.   Catherina Bratz               Bert Boren Endowment Fund       Lethbridge Regional Hospital
DOROTHY DAY                   Tom, Wally & Don              Tracey & Bradley Mattson      Marguerite Feradi               (Gift In Kind)
Frances Jackman               Rechenmacher                  Dwight Bratz                                                  John & Hilda Weing (Gift in
Lowell & Margaret Dewitt      Maureen & Howard Givens       Marion Petersen               Capital Campaign                Kind)
Clyde & Connie Parker         Otto & Lena Rechenmacher      Murray Strome                 Darcy Shenfield
                              & Family                      Lonnie Schiffner                                              Mission Effectiveness
JOHN DIEDE                    Wilbert & Agnes Wudel         Shirley Mowat                 Chapel Offering                 Fischer’s Funeral Services &
Dale Olsen                    Margaret Claxton              Dale Schiffner                F.N. Friedrich                  Crematorium Ltd.
Ida & Alfred Zernickel                                      Glenn Schiffner               Walter Joneson                  William & Phyllis Connelly
Capital Region Housing Corp   EDWARD G. MILLER              Lloyd & Jackie Sproule        Olga Roth                       First Memorial Funeral
                              Adolf & Rita Schuetz          Lisa Hennessey                Robert Cocks                    Services
ELVA EDWARDS                  Paul & Emgard Goebel          Ina E Schiffner               Emilie Herter                   Les Stahlke & Judy Bauer
Anita Nishimura                                             The Elveden Associates        Edna Drevenak                   Connie Cloutier
                              LARRY NYGARD                  Paul Craft                                                    Patricia Gianellia
ERNIE ELLERT                  Arnold & Lea Giese            Patricia J. Bogart            CHOICE Mount Pleasant
Anonymous                                                                                 Harold Forsyth                  Mountain View Centre -
                              OLGA OSTERMANN                MIKE SPILAK                   Capital Region Housing Corp.    Hinton
LUCILLE FURNESS               Ida Minchau                   Marvin & Frieda Gitzel                                        Talisman Energy Inc.
Melva Keegan                  Michael & Carol Clarke                                      CHOICE The Place
                                                            JEAN TABACHNICK               Kenneth & Ethel Kinders         Park Meadows Village
ELSIE GABLE                   MARJORIE PARKINS              Sheldon & Karen Roth          Ruth Saunders                   Martha de Klerk (Gift in Kind)
Mary Gaebel                   Shirley & Clive Owen          Judith Ambler                 Alan & Verna Rae                Anonymous
                                                            W. Jewel Ambler               Janice Wimberly                 Doug Richardson
LILLIAN GELLERT               ALAN PATERSON                 Lenora & Conrad Johnson                                       Lillian Scott
John & Eleanore Rose          Margot Paterson               Frances R. S. Kolinsky        Christenson Village - Gibsons   Don & Gladys Clay
Edward & Elsie Schiewe                                      Sheila & Ralph Gurevitch      The Rotary Club of Gibsons
Ken & Jean Miller             PAUL PETROSKY                 Robert & Ruth Marescaux                                       Pastoral Care Endowment
Ray & Joyce Wedman            Rob Blencowe                  PPI Partners                  Clearwater Centre - Rocky       Fund
                              Nestor & Elaine Saskiw                                      Mountain House                  Ken & Grace Campbell
ANNA GIZZIE                   David & Elizabeth Lucas       ERLING TJOSTHEIM              Dorothy Blades                  Walter & Isabel Adolf
Lucien & Helen Durand         Charles & Jean Hall           Chris Nojonen                 Friends of Extended Care        Inger M. Bartram
                              TELUS                                                       Willis & Marjorie Carter        Phil & Evelyne Gaudet
FRIEDA GOERTZ                 Norma Berg                    LAURA TUFTY                   Joyce Fay                       Ethel Dorin
George & Bernadine                                          Phyllis Tufty                 Tamarack Restaurant (374711     Walter & Erna Frank
Scheideman                    GILBERT REKKEN                                              Alberta Ltd.)                   Lloyd & Joyce Christenson
                              John & Beth Armbruster        ANNE MARIE URNER                                              Lowell & Irma Eckert
EDNA GRAHAM                   George & Ethel Hennig         Ben Urner & Family            Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Centre   Allen & Ellen Hirsch
Donna Chapman                 William & Janet Siegle                                      GZCC Volunteers Association     Carl & Ollie Hennig
Carol Gray                    Schwab, Schwab & Schwab LLP   PEARL RUTH VINEY              Margaret Suntjens               Cliff Guebert
Margaret Shupe                Reid Built Homes              Paul Viney                    GSAH Resident Council           Gordon & Inge Freund
                              Don & Victoria Vickerson                                    Ladies Hospital Auxiliary       Ron & Heidi Grainger
BETTY GRISS                   Wilf & Lorene Willing         ADELE WERNER                  Dixie Henkel                    Ted Holtby
Betty Smith                   Walt & Gertha Hubick          Walter & Marlen Kunkel        Anne Ashton                     Walt & Gertha Hubick
                                                            Heini Kufeld                  Leona & Lawrence Rivard         Frieda Kiel
MILTON HARKE                  ORDAH VIOLET ROLLS            Ernest & Ingrid Hennig        Ursula Matthews                 Harry & Hertha Klann
Wilmar & Frieda Harke         Emily Drew                    Pat & Rose MacLeod            Adele Werner                    Phyllis Kopen
Floyd & Iris Stelter          James Waardenburg             Thomas & Frieda Schaaf        Maclab Enterprises              Jeannette Lietzau
                                                            Ludwig & Lorene Schaaf        Jack & Sue Iwabuchi             Archie & Evelyn Marzolf
MRS. HARMONY                  NATALKA SALYZYN               Valentina & Gerhard Tillner   Ann Stobbe                      Bertha E. Lange
Ann Stobbe                    Betty Rost                    Rudy & Rosemarie Seneka       Shackleton Equities Inc.        Charles & Naomi Schneider
John Stobbe & Avery Stobbe                                  Waldemar & Else Nikolaj       Imperial Oil Foundation         Ruth Radawetz
                              MARTHA SCHULTZ                Elli Fehr                     Oliver & Eunice Brooks          Ed & Shirley Querengesser
JEAN HARPER                   Grace Coombs                  Luigi & Edith Marchesin       U. F. Matthews                  Ida Minchau
Richard Harper                                              H & R Schulz                  Verna K. Shea                   Roy & Colleen Wilson
                              DOREEN GAGNON                 Ewald & Olga Trotno           Helen Mary Snyder               Anonymous
MELUSINE HOLZWORTH            Wilma Driesner                Erna Edelmann                 Anonymous                       Mr. & Mrs. B. Charles
Sigrid Heinrich               Mabel James & Family          Michael & Sonia Krause        H & R Schulz                    Primmer
                              RJBS Farms Ltd.                                                                             Lloyd Hilderman
DORA RAASCH                                                 LILY WHITSON                  George Hennig Place             Wendy Kalkan
Gerhard Hartman &             DR. KAREL SMOLEK              B.C. & L.K. Van Hees          Milton Joneson                  Dale Olsen
Patricia Hartman              M.J. Beaudoin                 Nadine & Bill Hall            Doris Lindsay                   Roy & Reita Woodward
Henry Gebauer &               Dorothy & Alec Sacuta         Esther Feir                   Inez Gordon                     Brenda Hurst
Elizabeth Gebauer             Milada & Jiri Selner          Donald & Gladys Dinsmore      Light Up Your Life Campaign     Elinor Northcott
Donations
June 1, 2006 to October 31, 2006 cont’d...
Richard & Helen Wallace        Kendall & Stephanie Stoye     Edward & Cissie McCracken      Debbie Pratt                   Robin Pillainayagam
Norman & Wendy Rodgers         Anne Strack                   Sinclair Supply Ltd.                                          (Gift in Kind)
F.N. Friedrich                 Allan Swanson                 Lovella Mittelstadt            Programs for Persons with      Doreen Wheeler
Anonymous                      Gordon & Patricia Smith       Peggy Mollerup                 Developmental Disabilities     (Gift in Kind)
St. Thomas Catholic Church     Nicholas & Nina Zeller        Robina Baker                   Alex M. Easton                 Ann Turnbull
William & Evelyn Bender        Lowell & Phyllis Guebert      Larrisa Kiesman                                               (Gift in Kind)
Marie E. Bergen                Jay & Effat Bajwa             Marion Fortier                 Seniors Wellness Clinic
Joan Bachor                    Alex M. Easton                Lucien & Helen Durand          Frederick & Mary Engelmann     Village by the Station -
Beverley Boren                 Alice Sears                   Thomas & Elsie Fettig          Edith MacAulay                 Penticton
Pauline Bodnarchuk             Leon & Gertrude Lien           W.J. & Anne Hilton            Cori Paul                      Anonymous
Frieda Bruns                   Joan D. Gardner               Frank Mihilewicz               Cheryl Klassen                 Brian & Carol Rodger
Elizabeth Allen                Daniel J. Wilson              Patricia Farley                                               Lyn Matthews
Clara Altheim                  Arnie & Natalie Burke         Herb & Ruth Anders             Southgate Care Centre          Reginald & Annie Gurney
Dennis & Isabel Baker          Philip MacDonald              Iginla & Company               Wendy E. Rodgers               Bruce McMaster & Gene
Russel & Sophie Feniak         Lois Marie Jenkins            Estate of Thomas Rhatigan      Dennis & Isabel Baker          McMaster
Patrick & Mariea Connell       Truman & Kim Severson         John & Hilda Weing             Margaret Watt                  Alfred & Lorraine Tayler
Neil & Nadine Erickson         Mrs. C. B. Schmidt            Walter & Sina Lotz             Estate of Myrtle Finseth       Estate of Jean Campbell
Frieda Feradi                  Mr. & Mrs. Gustav             Gary & Marlene Tonhauser       Richard & Patti Gaertner       Ralph & Dorothy Odegard-
E. Doern                       Simonsmeier                   Canuck Industrial Sales        Ruth Magnus                    Larson (Gift in Kind)
Phyllis Goebel                 Balwant Singh                 (1982) Ltd.                    Richard & Margaret Wallace     Carol Wilkinson (Gift in Kind)
Marguerite Feradi              David & Luise Laube           Brian Kraus                    Elfreda Gaertner               Dirk Zand (Gift in Kind)
Kathleen Doeling               Reginald & Beatrice           W.A. & Lois Klarenbach         Elizabeth Korzenowski
Elnes Halwa                    Frederickson                  Willis & Marjorie Carter                                      Vista Village - Pincher Creek
Irma Guenzel                   Rita Graves                   Jacob & Ruby Troudt            South Ridge Village -          Verna J. Smith
Pauline Strass                 Shirley Adams                 Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson         Medicine Hat
Margaret Henke                 Flowers By La Terre’s         Barrie & Bernice Yaremchuk     St. Paul Lutheran Church       Wedman House
Dixie Henkel                   Bruce Merryweather            Gladys M. Schroder             Victory Lutheran Church        Genevieve Contractors Ltd.
Jack & Ruth Hennig             Doreen Lorraine Bishop        Lucy Baker                     Herb & Matilda Weiss
Philip & Hertha Fitterer       Ella Jensen                   Jeanette M. Sambell            John & Emma Tetz               West Highland Centre/
Bill & Hilda Day               Allan Schienbein              King Conan Enterprises Inc.    Arthur & Patricia Krause       Estates
Ruth Elaine Duckett            John & Laura Harder           Manrex Ltd.                    Medicine Hat Chess Society     Tim & Clara Westerhoud
Jack & Marguerite Childs       Dave Winitoy                  Holger Christensen             Grace Lutheran Church          Michael Somerville
Margaret Kubasek               Roy & Trudy Schultz           Gordon & Colleen Hughes        Roy & Reita Woodward           Ida Michallik
Ken & Ruth Koskinen            Dennis & Mabel Stebner &      Mr. & Mrs. E.J. Kumish         Frank Walther                  Ora Justice
Robert & Barbara Kirkland      Cindy Stebner                 George & Hilda Schoepp         Shirley Wilson                 Alvin & Janet Dueck
Andy & Betty Kjearsgaard       Erich & Maria Heupel          Stanley Evans                  Debbie Kammerer                Gail Somerville
Anne Block                     Bruce Gilbert                 Verna Fabrick                  Violet Kopulos                 Betty Cole
Clara Jonsson                  June Bauer                    Peter & Victoria Dezman        Emma & Fred Mack               John Fleming
Ted Joy                        Sadie Kublik                  Ella Bitz                      Gladys Dreterie                Rita Fruson
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Kaarsemaker    Wayne Anderson                Victor & Dorothy Wenzel        Isabel Bergdahl                Shannon Dueck
Grace Hunter                   Robert & Joyce Choate         Edward & Susan Walsh           Jen Gilson                     Mae Umber
Marlene Lee                    Doug & Lois Robbins           Brian Amison                   Anonymous                      Frank & Joan Walsh
Dennis & Sharen Lepine         Alan & Verna Rae              Philip & Joyce Heiland         Alvin & Martha Skanderup       Theresa Beddome
Caren Lang                     Antonie Nauta                 James & Barbara Kruger         Joyce Wittig                   Jean Korth
Linda Langager                 Edward & Elsie Mossman        Vernice Lienholt               Walter & Irmgard Lexvold       Jacquline Egan
J. Krupicka                    Hugh Ingram                   Cara Stevenson                 Arnold & Frieda Freitag        Cheryl & Eugene Boehr
Ken & Sheila Lux               Harry & Hertha Klann          Clearwater Veterinary          Ella Bender                    Vera Geldert
Norm & Kathy McClellan         Stan & Dot Kozyra             Clinic Ltd.                    Paul & Sharon Mast             Kelso & Minnie Walls
Lillian Schmigelski            Yvonne Lorincz                Esther Soderstrom              Ann & Terence Bevan            Parrish & Heimbecker
Milton & Dorothy Schmitke      James McLean                  John E. Young                  Constance Beck Butler          West Highlands Social Club
Lilly Scheideman               Darrel Ellenwood              Bert & Joan Kleis              Victory Evangelical Lutheran   Ruby Shaw-Petit
Ruby Schindler                 Rudolph & Lorraine Jackle     William & Joanne Flath         Women                          Peter Craig
Nick Schuster                  Walt & Gertha Hubick          Larry Clay                     Brian Elle                     Peter & Helen Wallace
Henry & Laura Simonson         Pauline Reich                 Elsie Hodgson                  Bernice & Per Sakstad          Rod & Judy Gilmour
Mr. & Mrs. John Ryan           Harry & Emily Quinn           Marvin & Elsie Combs           Jane Bader                     Darlene & Alex Patterson
Stanley Sagert                 Joanne Dusterbeck             Harvey & Gladys Goebel         Hilda Bethlehem Lutheran       Ingeborg Tope
Dorothy Scanlon                Richard & Maureen Arnold      Ronald & Dianne Reddekopp      Church                         Marlene & Blaine Cox
David Schaefer                 Ursula Buller                 Blanche Strasser                                              Thelma Starr
Adeline Northey                Paul & Dilys Bourret          Emmaus Lutheran Church         Spruce Grove Centre            Elizabeth Sandham
Leon & Hazel Olson             Adolf & Maria Hill            Thelma Woren                   Telus - Community Affairs      Renea Egeland
Russell & Helen Overn          Alma M. Smith                 Grace Lunt                     Light Up Your Life Campaign    Marla Boehr
Sidney & Elaine Nelson         Brian & Linda Brownlee        Walter Martin                                                 Don & Neva Wilson
Lilian Mew                     William Wiesener              H.C.F. Dewald                  Stony Plain Care Centre        Mary Vanderkooy
Sam Miskey                     Robert L. Hodgins             Eleanor Hall                   Gerald & Denise Duriez         John Bair
Stan & Aileen Munro            Angela Lo                     Robert & Audrey Symons         (Gift in Kind)                 Mae Whitford
Eric Pedersen                  Evert & Doreen Tekelenburg    John & Emma Tetz               Leah Baldry (Gift in Kind)     Jolane Vladar
Dorothy Beckett                Latham & Agnes Dusterbeck     William & Mary McSparron       Estate of Robert M. Clarke     Michael Somerville
Johannes Seitz                 Martin & Sharon Kennedy       Mark & Edna Mackenzie          (Gift in Kind)                 Donald Rice
Richard & Eleanor Osler        Arthur Ziehr                  Gwendoline Ferris              Sam Miskey                     Violet Keenan
Vi Kundert                     Robert Deane                  Edna Hindbo                    Anonymous
Lino & Ursula Turchet          Willa E. Reid                 Lawrence & Esther Trelenberg   Robert Kay
Dorothy Otteson                Vernon & Anne Radke           Betty Whipple                  Jeanette M. Sambell
Gerald Kettner                 Tim & Mary Schuurman          Edna Nelson                    Light Up Your Life Campaign
Frank & Barbara Janz           Arnold & Logathe Niebergall   Grace Lutheran Church
George & Elizabeth Halvorsen   Arthur Fetzer                 Kathleen Gora                  TeleCare
Leroy & Cavell Rollins         Shelley Goldsack              Helen Hunley                   Annie Nydokus
Rose Orlecki                   Robert Kay                                                   Susan Buote
Dale & Mary Wilson             Phyllis Verhaar               Pembina Village - Evansburg    Leonard Ewert
Lois Wright                    Margaret Ulmer                Doris & Harold Nickel          Emil Howrish
Lydia Welzel                   Rose Watamaniuk               Douglas & Gale Reid            Robert Coulson
Fred Tarlton                   Sindy Thompson                Val MacWilliam                 Jack Lymer
Jeannie Thompson               Marjorie Mayer                Dorothea Sorge                 Robert & Peggy Finch
R. Stebner                     John Lee                      Geraldine Resler               Mary Fearon
                                                                                            Pearl Edwards (Gift in Kind)

								
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