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SAMUEL Marie Kirstine

SAMUEL Marie Kirstine

SAMUEL, Marie Kirstine
May 12, 1922 - November 22, 2012

Marie Samuel passed away on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2012 at the Drumheller Hospital at the age of 90 years. Marie was born on the family farm, in the Markerville area west of Red Deer, on May 12, 1922 as the fifth of eight children. She was an integral part of the family farm, working alongside her parents and siblings. After high school, she worked in the local farm community for a few years, before heading to Calgary to attend nursing school.  After graduating from her training in October of 1947, she set her sights on working her way across Canada. In 1951, while working at the hospital in Drumheller, she met her husband of 50 years Tom Samuel.  Marie spent the next 61 years in the Drumheller valley, raising a family and then returning to her nursing career for several years before retiring. As an active member of the Royal Purple and the Eastern Star, she dedicated much of her time to community work.
Marie was predeceased by; her parents Louis and Petrea Thorsen; husband Tom; son Brinly; sisters Signe and Inga; brothers Erik and Louie.  Marie is survived by her children Bill (Hania); Jack (Sandra); Catherine and  David; as well as her grandchildren Julie (Ron); Jason (Julie); Jesse (Melissa); Jesse Brian (Meghan); Melissa; Rob (Alexis); Justin; Sam; Sarah (Chris); Meghan (Kyle); Caleb;  as well as 7 great grandchildren. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses at the Drumheller Dialysis Clinic for their exceptional care and kindness over the years she received treatment there. A Memorial Service  will be held at Courtney-Winters Funeral Home  Wednesday, November  28, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. with Jerry Beskowine officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada 6007-1A Street S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2H. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666).


November 12, 1928 - November 12, 2012

Born November 12, 1928, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2012 at Southwood Care Centre in Calgary, Alberta. She was born in Kelfield, Saskatchewan to Joseph and Katherine Piatz. She was predeceased by her parents; her brothers  Johnny, Chris, George and sisters  Frances, Polly and husband Gerald. She is survived by one sister, Veronica Bliele of Calgary, Alberta; daughter Diane Christensen of Creston, B.C.; son Wayne and Sheila Bullen of Rimbey, AB; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Rose will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Arrangements in care of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services.

SVERDAHL Leonard Berton

SVERDAHL Leonard Berton

SVERDAHL, Leonard Berton
May 7, 1918 - November 10, 2012

The family is saddened to announce the passing of their beloved Father, Leonard Sverdahl on November 10, 2012. Predeceased by his loving wife Ruth, daughter Sharon and son-in-law Al. Survived by daughters: Louise, Carole (|Bill), Marla (Robert) and son Richard; also nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Leonard, our Dad, was born, raised and attended school in the commmunity of Farrell Lake. Dad and Mom enjoyed camping and fishing.  After the passing of his father, Leonard, at an early age, continued to farm the family homestead.  When Dad and Mom married they lived on the same family farm, raising five children, enjoying community life  making many friends and lasting memories. In 1986 Dad and Mom retired to Didsbury,  making new friends and taking part in many community functions, enjoying friends and family, and many vacations and tours throughout Canada and the USA. Dad enjoyed many hours playing music, providing entertainment to many in the Delia and Didsbury communities.  In the year 2004, Dad made the decision to move into the Hanna Lodge.  Later he moved to the continuing care facility where he remained until his passing. Funeral service was held at Delia United Church on Saturday, November 17, 2012 officiated by Reverend Leila Currie.  A luncheon followed at the Dropin Centre. If so desired condolences, in Leonard’s memory, may be offered at www.hannafuneralchapel.com.

Even though you have left this earth, you will remain in our hearts.