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BYERS Ruth

BYERS Ruth

BYERS, Ruth
December 2, 1926 - October 21, 2013


Ruth Byers was born on December 2nd, 1926 in Bangor, Saskatchewan and passed away on October 21st, 2013 in the Polson North Unit of Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 86 years. Ruth will be lovingly remembered by her four children, Cheryl (Ken) Zimmerman of Vernon, B.C., Craig (Coling) Byers of Richmond, B.C., Gordon (Marilyn) Byers of Calgary, Alberta and Ken Byers of Kelowna, B.C.; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one brother, Ken Clark of Winnipeg, Manitoba; five sisters, Joyce Carrick of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Mae (Bob) Barclay of Calgary, Alberta, Shirley Clark and Dianne Shatz, both of North Vancouver, B.C. and Marilyn Dale of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Byers on October 1st, 2009; one infant son in November, 1948; and three sisters, Evelyn Sokoloski, Ivol Morley and Bernice Sketcher. Ruth joined the CWAC in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and was posted at the Currie Barracks in Calgary, Alberta in 1943.  She was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion and was active in the United Church Women in various communities that Ruth resided in over the years. Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Ruth’s Life which will be held at the Morrin United Church in Morrin, Alberta on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at 2:00 P.M.  As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Ruth to the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9M9 or the Canadian Cancer Society, #104-3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5. 250-542-1187

STROH Marie

STROH Marie

STROH, Marie
June 2, 1922 - October 18, 2013


Marie Stroh (nee Bergos), beloved sister, aunt, great aunt and friend passed away peacefully in Calgary on October 18, 2013 at the age of 91. Marie’s vibrance and zest for life was an inspiration for everyone whose lives she touched.  Her memory will always be treasured by her sisters Jeanne of Edmonton and Margaret of Kamloops, her brother Alex (Dorothy) of Drumheller, sister-in-law Marjorie of Edmonton and many nieces, nephews and friends. Marie is predeceased by her husband, Michael, sister Barbara and brothers Donald and Peter. Marie was born on June 2, 1922 in Calgary and grew up on a farm in the Orkney area with her mother and six siblings. Marie was a CWAC during World War II from 1942 to 1945 followed by a 32 year long career with Zellers including 20 years as Personnel Operations Manager in Calgary. She loved to travel and had a passion for bowling and played on a team that won the Dominion championships in 1964. Special thanks to Corrine, Tweet, Jim, Brent and  the many neighbours and friends for their dedication and support. Marie’s spirit will live on with us as we tend our gardens, bowl, visit with friends, and watch sports. Graveside services to be held Queen’s Park Cemetery, Friday, October 25 at 1:30 p.m. Donations in Marie’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Calgary Zoo.

KORMENDY Katalin

KORMENDY Katalin

KORMENDY, Katalin
October 29, 1929 - October 12, 2013

Katalin Kormendy passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the age of 83 years. Katalin was born on October 29, 1929 in Bataapati, Hungary to Henry and Eva Lofink, and came to Canada in 1949. She married Alexander (Alex) Kormendy in 1951. Katalin and Alex moved to the Delia, Alberta area from Rosedale, Alberta, in 1962 where they farmed and raised their two sons; Alex and David. After Alex Sr.’s death, as well as due to health reasons, Katalin moved into Calgary to live with her son David, where she resided until her passing. Katalin is predeceased by; her parents, and husband, Alex. She is survived by; her sons, Alex and David of Calgary, as well as sister, Eva Diegel of Calgary and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a loving, kind and generous wife, mother and friend, and will be dearly missed by all. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Courtney-Winters Funeral Home at 2:00 P.M., with Reverend Lloyd Huber officiating. If friends so desire, instead of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation 110-1119 14 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta  T2N 1Z6 Telephone (403) 264 5549 or 1-888-473-4636. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403-823-2666).