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DUER Joe

DUER Joe

DUER, Joe
November 21, 1925 - February 23, 2014


Joe Duer of Linden, Alberta was surrounded by his family when he peacefully passed through the door into paradise on February 23, 2014 at the age of 88 years.  Joe was born November 21, 1925 near Veteran, AB where he grew up on a farm.  He married Mariam Toews and lived in Central Alberta all his life.  He was pre-deceased by his wife, Mariam, daughter Patricia, and son, Michael, son-in-law Arnie Anderson and is survived by his daughters Muriel, and Roxy (Darwyn) and sons Stan and Ross, son-in-law Allan Webber and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed, yet lovingly remembered by all the memories he left behind.  We will have a memorial service on Saturday, March 1, at the Alliance Church in Linden, Alberta at 2 p.m.  Everyone welcome.

ROSGEN, Ruby Freda (nee QUASCHNICK)

ROSGEN, Ruby Freda (nee QUASCHNICK)

ROSGEN, Ruby Freda (nee QUASCHNICK)
June 6, 1923 - February 20, 2014


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ruby Rosgen of Drumheller, AB, on February 20, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Ruby was born in Hanna, AB, on June 6, 1923, to Fred and Lydia Quaschnick.  She enjoyed a loving childhood along with her older brother Ted on the family farm near Watts, AB.  Ted introduced her to the love of her life, Ed Rosgen, whom she married on April 17, 1942. Together they embarked on a life of love and friendship that included eight children.  Ruby and Ed spent over 30 years farming in the Munson and Michichi area, while raising their family.  They moved to Drumheller in 1974, where they spent the remainder of their lives. As the children grew, Ruby found time to enjoy hobbies.  She became an avid golfer and curler, meeting friends who would remain dear to her for the rest of her life.  She also enjoyed many years volunteering at the Catholic rectory and with the CWL. Ruby was a wonderful woman who had a deep faith that guided her through her life, and provided inspiration to her family.  Sincere, gentle and kind were words that were commonly used to describe her.  She always greeted you with a genuine smile and warm hospitality.  Her laughter and love will be greatly missed. Ruby was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Ed (1996), her parents Fred (1963) and Lydia (1982), her brother Ted (1969), her brothers- and sisters-in-law Wilf and Marie Rosgen, Dick Rosgen, Mildred and Toby McClung, Pat and Leonard Langford, Herman Kuysters, Tom Rosgen and Toni Quaschnick. She is survived by 5 sons and 3 daughters: Jerry (Janie) of Drumheller, Anita Coderre (Roland) of Calgary, Jim (Jan) of Sointula, BC, Carol Chorney (Dave) of Calgary, Bill (Wendy) of Battleford, SK, Tony (Bev) of Calgary, Bob (Lisa) of Drumheller, and Shelley Yavis (Pat) of Okotoks. She also leaves 20 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren: Steven (Linda; Craig, Brianna), Janice Beler (Kirk; Kody, Jared), Cathy Losoncy (Derek; Zoey, Jack), Joyce Wilson (;Aidan), Lorena Mabley (Chris; Emma, Ryan, Austin), Carrie Ketting-Olivier (Marcel; Rory, Milana), Kindra, Cristin Krilow (Kirby; Marley), Elizabeth Booth (Aaron; Ruby, Henry), Greg Chorney (Erika; Nathaniel, Colton, Ember), Doug Chorney (Brandi; Caleb, Jason), Bill (Lana;), Matthew (Darcie; Ashley, Evan, Rylee), Brad, Ryan Ferguson, Amy Ferguson, Samantha Kuperis (Matt; Charlotte), Dan Yavis, Jake Yavis and Zack Yavis. She is also survived by 2 sisters-in-law, Virginia Rosgen and Lenore Rosgen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Prayers will be held at 7:00 P.M., on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at Courtney-Winters Funeral Home, 199-2nd Street West Drumheller, Alberta. A Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 A.M., on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Drumheller, Alberta, with Father Fernando officiating.

PAULLUS Marilyn Edith (NAEGELI)

PAULLUS Marilyn Edith (NAEGELI)

PAULLUS, Marilyn Edith (NAEGELI)
January 23, 1953 - February 18, 2014


It is with heavy heart that we must say goodbye to our daughter, sister, wife, mom and grandma, Marilyn Paullus, after a brave two year battle with cancer. Marilyn was born in Drumheller and grew up in the Newcastle area with great friends and the love of her life, Clint. She loved camping, especially in the Banff area, anything Christmas, all of her furry friends, and spending time with her family but her passion was gardening. She was in love with the Butchart Gardens and enjoyed numerous trips to many greenhouses. Marilyn leaves to mourn her husband Clint, daughters Tracy (Carl) and Michelle (Donald), mom Phyllis, sister Frances (Jim), brothers Rob (Bernice) and Brian (Maureen), grandchildren, Terrilee (Chris), Brad (Courteney), Carissa (Derek), and Nicole, great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Shailene, and Blaine, and family friend Timmie. She was predeceased by father Frank. There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Midland Hall. In leiu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.