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GALES Elma (Dixie)

GALES Elma (Dixie)

Gales, Elma (Dixie)
May 6, 1932 - December 6, 2013


The family of Dixie Gales is saddened to announce her passing on December 6th, 2013. Dixie was born May 6, 1932 in Steinbach Manitoba, the 6th of 10 children of Aaron and Catherine Reimer.  She spent her youth in Crooked Creek, Alberta and moved to the Linden area in 1944.  She attended Nursing School and married Weldon Gales in 1953.  Dixie spent her life improving the lives of those lucky to have known her. She assisted in delivering countless new babies into the world, worked as a volunteer on the local Ambulance for years, and comforted all those in need with sincere compassion and warmth. Her smile brought assurance that you were safe and in good hands, and her love of family and friends was the cornerstone of every part of her life. Dixie is survived by her sons Jim of Calgary, Derryl (Corinne) of Airdrie, Rick of Calgary, and 1 daughter, Lori-Dawn (Ray) Wildeman of Three Hills. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Christopher (Tara), RaeAnne, and Amanda Gales, Nichole Young, Lisa Bottomley, Matthew and Alyssa Wildeman, 4 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Memorial Service for Dixie will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Bethel Evangelical Church, 123 - 4th Ave South, Three Hills, Alberta.  Memorial donations may be made in Dixie’s memory to the Three Hills and District Palliative Society. Condolences may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DUPUIS Anna Marie

DUPUIS Anna Marie

DUPUIS, Anna Marie
August 9, 1916 - November 29, 2013


Anne Dupuis passed away with her family by her side on Friday, November 29, 2013 at the age of 97 years at the Grey Nuns Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta. She will be greatly missed by her son, Ernie (Jane) Dupuis, daughter, Lucille (Claude) Belland; grandchildren: Sheila Oliver, Cheryl (Peter) Murray, Wendy (Rob) Mahan, Daniel Belland and Jason (Jackie) Belland; and great-grandchildren: Michael and James Murray, Braden and Megan Belland, and Tyler and Jarrett Mahan. She was predeceased by her husband, Joe and her parents - Ernest and Louise Belisle all in Drumheller, AB. Anne enjoyed her many family gatherings and camping outings, flowers in her garden, crossword and jig-saw puzzles, reading and playing cards. A private family mass was held at St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Parish, Edmonton, AB on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Interment will follow at a later date in Drumheller, AB. Serenity Funeral Service were in charge of arrangements.

RADKE (nee Moench) Elsie

RADKE (nee Moench) Elsie

Radke (nee Moench), Elsie
April 26, 1932 - December 4, 2013


Elsie passed away peacefully in her home on December 4, 2013 at the age of 81 years. Elsie was born on April 26, 1932 to Wendelen and Wilhelmina Moench, in Hanna, Alberta. Elsie married Herb Radke on March 25, 1953 in Hanna, Alberta.  They farmed one year in the Hand Hills, then in 1954 moved to a farm north of Craigmyle for 2 years.  In 1956 they left the farm to do road construction where Elsie was the camp cook.  Later that year they moved to Alsask, then to Delia, on to Trochu, Munson, and finally settling in Drumheller for their retirement.  Elsie worked as a housekeeper, then at the lunch counter (Metropolitan) at the Saan Store, and the Old Grouch's before retiring. Elsie was a caring and loving person, who was always devoted to family, friends, and her faith.  She loved going for her Tuesday morning coffee, making lunch for family almost every day and attending any and all special events of her grandchildren, great grandchildren and faithfully attended church every Sunday.  Elsie was so proud of her children, grandchildren and enjoyed all her special great grandchildren. Elsie leaves to mourn her passing; her four children, Lyall (Nancy) Radke, Theresa (Ron) Storch, Kathleen (Murry) Boehm, Lane Radke, eight grandchildren; Jason Radke Holly Radke, Brad (Renee), Storch, Greg (Jannelle) Storch, Kristy (Rick) Norman, Randy(Melissa) Jordan, Nicole Jorden, and Crystal Radke, ten great grandchildren, one sister; Margaret Farwell, numerous nieces, nephews, and a lifetime of friends. Elsie was predeceased by her parents, her loving husband Herb, three brothers, seven sisters, and one grandchild. Funeral services for Elsie were held Tuesday December 10, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. from The Grace Lutheran Church, Drumheller, Alberta with Rev. Curtis Boehm officiating. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church (Stained Glass Fund), 620 2nd Ave. West, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y3 or Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 1-020 HRIF-East, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 9Z9. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes were in care of the arrangements (403-823-2666).