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ARCHIVED OBITUARIES FEBRUARY 2009 CAMPS Doris Lorraine Camps of Didsbury, Alberta passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at the age of 77 years. Doris was born in Three Hills on May 4, 1931. She was the second of seven children born to Nellie and David Kalin. She worked as a cook but took great pride in her garden and chickens. Doris was very compassionate, caring and loving. She will be dearly missed by all that knew her. She is survived by 5 children, Iona Skinner (Don) of Red Deer, Betty Freeman of Red Deer, Wendy Yorke of Red Deer, Lawrence Pfahl of Didsbury, and Aleta Hawkins (Pat) of Carstairs; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Sheila Peters (Reg) of Olds and Linda Rinas (Ron) of Olds; 2 sisters-in-law and 1 brother-in-law, Ann Kalin of Olds, Jack Camps of Rocky Mountain House, and Isabelle Rigsby of Didsbury. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 1:00pm at the Zion Evangelical Missionary Church in Didsbury. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapels, Didsbury. Phone 403-335-4773. Proudly serving our community for over 45 years. INVERARITY June 10, 1919 - January 22, 2009 Helen Mae Inverarity passed away peacefully on January 22, 2009 at the Brentwood Care Center, Calgary, Alberta. Helen was predeceased by her loving husband, Bob, in November 2001 and is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and David Bowman of Cremona, Alberta; son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Yoconda of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters as well as other family members and friends. At Helen's request there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Alzheimer's Society, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5H 1K1, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, Olds, Alberta. Phone 403-556-3223. Proudly serving our community for over 45 years. PEARSON Dr. Len Pearson of Innisfail passed away January 29, 2009 at the age of 75. He will be deeply missed by his long-time partner Joyce Park and by his sister June Richardson. He is also survived by his first wife Marian; his daughters Shelley and Renee; his son-in-law Don Bence and granddaughters Adrienne (Brad Mills) and Laura; Joyce's son Greg Park and his former wife Sandy and their children Jenny and Geoff (Tess Mcaig). Len had five great-grandchildren, who sadly won't get to know him. Len was predeceased by his daughter Karen, sisters Yvonne and Janet and brother Russ. Len was born and raised in and around Moose Jaw. He left Saskatchewan to study dentistry in Edmonton and established his dental practice in Calgary in 1957. A skilled and knowledgeable dentist, Len was well respected by his peers; he was active in the Alberta Dental Association and was the president of the Calgary Association. He later practised in Didsbury; he retired from -dentistry in the mid 1990s. Len always said that it was a craving for saskatoon pie that led him to start what became Pearson's Berry Farm. He grew his first saskatoon seedlings in the basement of the house he designed in Calgary. In 1969 he purchased the land for Pearson's Berry Farm, or as he often called it - 'Poverty Flats'. Len was a pioneer in the development and promotion of the native fruit industry in Western Canada. He was active in farmers' markets in South-Central Alberta. Len was never one to sit still. He was very active in municipal, provincial and federal politics in the 1960s and 1970s, running for office, fundraising and acting as a campaign manager. He was a member of the Rotary Club in both Calgary and Innisfail. He even found time to play quite a few rounds of golf. Throughout his life, in everything he did, Len was generous with his time and experience and, in sharing his knowledge. He was always ready to share his opinions. He welcomed people into his life and home with endless shaggy dog stories and countless jokes. Have you heard the one about ... "Keep the faith." A funeral service was held at Heartland Funeral Services chapel on Tuesday February 3, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of one's choice. HEARTLAND FUNERAL SERVICES LTD., Innisfail Funeral Home & Crematorium, 4415- 49th St. Innisfail. Telephone 403-227-0006. WINTER Shirley Winter longtime resident of Olds Alberta passed away at the Olds Hospital on Saturday January 31, 2009 at the age of 71. She will be lovingly remembered by her family: Allan Poynter, Heather (Allan) Malloch, Deanna (Sherri) Winter/Cross, Kathy (Kurt) Schmidt, Danny Winter, Gary Winter, Michelle (Peter) Winter/Mikolajczyk. Grandchildren: Carie, Tim, Jim, Barry, Douglas, Shaun, Christopher, Nicholas, Elesha, Jason, Derrick, Steven, Terra, Mitchell, Tanner; and numerous great-grandchildren. A celebration of Shirley's life will be held at the Olds Legion 105, 5241 - 46 St. Olds Alberta on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2009 at 1:00 pm In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to: The Olds Hospital and Care Centre, Re: (pallative care), 3901 - 57 Ave., T4H 1T4. PALIN It is with great sadness that the family of John Alexander Rogers "Alex" Palin announces his passing on January 29th, 2009 at the age of 84 years. Alex Palin was born in Kindersley, Saskatchewan. The Palins farmed near Flaxcombe, west of Kindersley. Alex graduated Normal School in 1949 and the University of Saskatchewan with a BSc in Agriculture majoring in Farm Mechanics in 1951. He completed a BEd at the U of S in 1965, graduating with distinction. He taught grade school at Craigland's school, and Eatonia in Saskatchewan. In 1952 he moved his family to Vermilion, Alberta where he taught Agricultural Mechanics and was acting principal until 1965. He then taught in Fairview at the Fairview College for two years and held the post of principal until 1973. He continued his teaching career as the chairman of the Agricultural Mechanics Department at Olds College in Olds, Alberta until he retired in 1985. He worked with his son Lloyd at Olds Photo until 1993. He loved to teach and this included the word of God. He was a Lay Reader in the Anglican Church for more than 30 years. He was a loving husband and father first and was married to Thelma for over 62 years. He taught his children life skills and always "had their back". He was a great provider. Alex will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Thelma and three children Jack, Lloyd (Cindy), Jean (Keith). He will also be sadly missed by his five grandchildren Lindsey, Laura, Eric, Julie and Carson. Alex was pre-deceased by his father William, mother Eldred and eldest son Billy. His life was celebrated at the Olds First Baptist Church on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastors Norm Tauber and George Munchinsky and Reverend Bonnie Luft of St. Cyprian's Anglican Church in Didsbury officiating. Interment was at the Vermilion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Olds Hospital Dialysis Unit. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements 403-507-8610. CLARK Thomas Percival Clark was born in Calgary on May 21, 1929. His first job was delivering the Calgary Herald in the Crescent Heights area during the Second World War. At 15 years of age Tom met Norma Girling, the love of his life. They were to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in June 2009. Tom started a few jobs in Calgary, after he and Norma were married, but soon settled into the real estate industry. He started many young couples in new homes and was an active member of the Calgary Real Estate board for 50 years. He served as a president of the Alberta Real Estate Association and the Calgary Real Estate Board. Tom and Norma were early members of the Calgary Winter Club and helped guide the club through its formative years. He served on the Board of Directors for 8 years and was president of the CWC for one year. One of his many enjoyments was the Centennial project: a cabin at Sylvan Lake. This became a central focus for his intense love of building and his endless energy and work ethic. Tom loved to travel and was able to do this as a tour guide for the Universal Fun Finders & Nagel Tours. This allowed him to -travel extensively through North America. His favourite trips were Africa, Alaska and canoeing the Nahanni River in N.W.T. and Bowron Lakes in B.C. Tom loved the mountains and foothills of western Alberta especially the Ya Ha Tinda area. This love is reflected in all his children and grandchildren who continue to love this area first shown to them by their Dad and Grandpa. Tom and Norma built a house beside Tom and Wendy in Olds. They spent their winters in Yuma in an R.V. and summers in Olds and western Alberta. He loved a game of crib at the Evergreen Centre, at home and on any camping trips. He finally played a perfect hand of crib against Norma at home in September 2007. Tom loved the annual family camp trips, trips to K-Country with Ken and Lil and cooking for his large family whenever they visited Olds. Tom is survived by his wife Norma; sister Muriel McPherson and brother Phil (Marilyn). His children Dave (Ann), Bob (Patricia), Tom (Wendy), Sue (Darcy) and Linus (Shari). Grandchildren Matthew (Allie), Jason (Tracie), Benjamin, Trueman (Tina), Tai, Nicole (Shawn), Chelsea, Jessica (Ryan), Angela, Lisa, Shallon, Jared, Jordan, Jaycee, and one more on the way. Great-grandchildren Nathan, Georgia, Talis, Jonas, Taelyn, Dylan, Ethan, Sophie and one more on the way. Celebration of life for Tom will be held Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at The Royal Canadian Legion, Olds Branch, Olds, Alberta. Memorial Donations in memory of Tom may be made to Friends of the Eastern Slopes Association, 5500 Davies Street, Innisfail, Alberta T4G 1E3. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapel, Olds, phone 403-556-3223. Proudly serving our community for over 45 years. For more in formation please visit www.mem.com. ALLAN Isabel Allan (Hays) passed away peacefully at her home on February 20, 2009 at the age of 97. Isabel was born near Crossfield, Alberta on May 8, 1911. She moved to the Innislake area with her family when she was 9. After graduating from Olds College in 1931, she met her husband of 73 years, William (Bill) Allan. Isabel spent her life beside Bill. Working at the BA Gas Station, curling, watching football, spending time at the cabin and travelling. Her passions were handicrafts, (even teaching at Mt. View Lodge) her home and her family. Her life revolved around her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Isabel is survived by her daughter Georgina and son-in-law Murray and daughter Betty-Jean; grandchildren Mike (Tracie) and their children Talulah and Felix, Kelly (Steve) and their children Riley and Lane, Doug and his children Angus, Kyle and Monica, Kendall (Mike) and their children Alandra and Blaine, Edward, Tami (Larry) and their children Mary, Camille and Ben. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Youth Curling c/o Olds Curling Club, (5113 52nd Street, Olds, AB T4H 1G9) to help the youth of Olds learn the love of curling. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 11:00 am at Mountain View Funeral Chapels, Olds. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapels, 5226 46th Street, Olds. Phone 403-556-3223. Proudly serving our community for over 45 years. KJORSVIK Beloved husband, father and grandpa, Allan Edward Kjorsvik passed away on Feb. 19, 2009. Allan was born October 24, 1942 in Olds, the eldest son of Cliff and Ida Kjorsvik. He attended school at Eagle Hill, Hainstock and Olds High School. After graduation he worked for the Bank Of Montreal in Olds and Morrin for 4 years. In 1962 he married Sherry Kilpatrick of Olds. Allan worked for Shell Canada in Olds, Peace River and Calgary for 27 years, retiring in 1994. He then started a new career teaching oilfield related courses at SAIT for 10 years. In the 60's and 70's Allan was involved with minor hockey, coaching and refereeing. He learned his love for music from his mom at an early age, playing guitar over the years at many local functions. After retirement he joined the Centennial Fiddlers and loved playing and singing at jams at the Evergreens and the Legion. Allan was predeceased by his parents, brother Jerry Kjorsvik and sister Pat Kjorsvik. Leaving behind to mourn his passing are his wife Sherry; son Corey; daughter Shelly Doucet and husband Mike and grandchildren Samantha and Dylan Doucet; sister Shirley Guyette (Lyle); two special ladies in his life Aunt Thelma Gardener and ma Norma Jensen; also numerous cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Alberta Children's Hospital. A memorial service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Olds on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 1:00 pm. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Chapels, Olds. Phone 403- 556-3223. Proudly serving our community for over 45 years.
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