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TOLIVER Myrtle Helen

TOLIVER, Myrtle Helen
August 9, 1922 - May 29, 2013


Mrs. Myrtle Helen Toliver of Rumsey, beloved wife of Paul Toliver, passed away peacefully on May 29, 2013 at the age of 90 years. Mom was born at Leedale, Alberta on August 9th, 1922 to Ralph and Sarah Jacobs.  In Myrtle’s early years, the family moved from place to place as her Dad sought work.  In World War 2 Myrtle worked in Edmonton to aid the war effort.  In 1949 she married Paul Toliver and lived in Leduc until Dad injured his right eye.  After Dad recovered, they moved to our family farm in 1951, which they purchased from Myrtle’s father.  They soon started a family.   Tom was born in 1953, Dale in 1954, and Howard in 1959.  Mom lived there for the rest of her life, raising kids, gardening and helping on the farm.  She enjoyed spending time with her friend Peggy, knitting and taking many trips.  Myrtle loved to holiday. She took the steam train from Stettler with her sisters and sisters-in-law as well as various trips to the mountains, trips with Paul to the States, she even went to the coast with her son Dale, salmon fishing. Myrtle had a very fulfilling life, full of happiness, she was a loving wife to Paul, a wonderful mother to Tom, Dale, and Howard, and a wonderful grandmother to all her grandchildren.  Myrtle will be sadly missed by her loving family. Myrtle is survived by her two sons, Tom (Darla), Howard, 4 grandchildren, Angela, Tyler, Brandy, Dustin, 5 great grandchildren, Sheldon, Chole, Zannder, Emily, and Sophia.  Myrtle is also survived by her only remaining sibling, sister, Doris, and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.  Myrtle was predeceased by her loving husband, Paul, her  parents, Ralph and Sarah Jacobs, her son, Dale, sisters, Irma, Melva, brothers, Verl, Melvin, Frank, and Larry. Funeral Services for Myrtle Helen Toliver, were held Tuesday June 4, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Rumsey Community Hall.   Interment followed in the Rumsey Cemetery.  Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel  in care of the arrangements.

DICKIE John Boyd

DICKIE, John Boyd
July 25, 1950 - May 29, 2013


The family of Boyd Dickie are very saddened to announce that our beloved brother passed away after a brief illness in Vancouver on May 29, 2013 at the age of 62 years. Boyd was born on July 25, 1950 and grew up in Drumheller, and loved the valley and surrounding areas. After earning his High Power System Electrician Certificate at N.A.I.T., he lived in Grande Prairie, working for many years for Valard Construction in the northern Alberta area, as well as for Ace Powerline Construction, McGregor Construction and other powerline contractors in Alberta, B.C. and the Yukon Territories, culminating his career with Valard in the Calgary and Edmonton areas. Over the years he worked as both Lineman and a Line Crew Foreman, before retiring and moving to Vancouver. Boyd had a great love of travelling and was never happier than when he was exploring exotic destinations such as Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Europe and Mexico. Boyd was predeceased by his loving parents, Walter Dickie in October of 1983 and Evelyn Dickie in October of 2009. He leaves to lovingly remember and miss him, his sisters Lynne Dickie, Nova Kletchko (Dennis), Marg Hunter, and Joyce McKay (Scott). He is also survived by his nephews Maxwell McKay (Erin), Wallace McKay, Ron Dorozio (Kim), Derek Pickell (Nitsa), niece Brooke McCalmon (Ross) and many caring aunts, uncles and cousins. At Boyd’s request no services will be held, but we hope family and friends will remember him the way we will - sitting on a warm beach with the sand in his toes, a gentle breeze in his hair, and a big smile on his face. The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to the wonderful staff at the Vancouver General Hospital and the Marion Hospice for their kind and compassionate caring for Boyd. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

PANISIAK Randy “James”

PANISIAK, Randy “James”
July 22, 1955 - June 3, 2013


With heavy hearts and deep sorrow we mourn the loss of our brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He died instantly in a freak accident in the railyard at Calgary. Randy made friends from travelling the Trans Canada from Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan and down to California while riding his motorcycle or driving his blue continental. Randy was born in Drumheller and after finishing school headed for Edmonton where he worked until 1981. He started work in Calgary where he has lived for the past 32 years. He is survived by his siblings; Roy, Bernice, Norman (Judy), Harold (Jocelyn), Doreen and Sandra (Bernie), many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and many friends. “James” request is to spread his ashes along the Pacific Coast. There will be a luncheon and tribute for “James” at the Rosedale Hall, Saturday, June 8 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to a charity of one’s choice.