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DYCK Josephine (Josie) Melissa

DYCK Josephine (Josie) Melissa

DYCK, Josephine (Josie) Melissa
1925 - 2012


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Josephine (Josie) Melissa Dyck on December 27, 2012 at Red Deer Regional Hospital at the age of 87 years. Josie was born on August 23, 1925 in Hanna, Alberta, to Gertrude and Joseph Faubion. Josie will be sadly missed by her husband of 69 years, Herb; sons, Paul (Marilyn), Rick (Murrie), Gerald (Anne), Dan (Pat), Harold (Wendy), Sheldon and daughter, Sherry (Barry) McDonald, 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, brother Ray (Betty) Faubion, sister Mary King, numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was predeceased by her daughter, Judy, in 1969. Memorial service was held at Bethany Baptist Church 3901 - 44 St., Red Deer on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Delburne Gospel Church, The Doorway, Gideon’s, or Samaritan’s Purse.

CAMERON Susan “Susie”

CAMERON Susan “Susie”

CAMERON, Susan “Susie”

Susan ‘Susie” Cameron passed away peacefully in the presence of her family at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary. She was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia and moved to Drumheller in 1937 where she lived for her remaining years. In 1949 Susie married Bill Cameron and had three sons. Susie was predeceased by her son Norman and husband Bill, leaving to mourn her sons: John (Rosemary), Bob (Karyn), granddaughter Melissa (Steve) and great-grandaughter Allie and many other family members and friends. Susie was known for her kind and giving nature. She was an avid gardener and quilter, who loved sitting under the shade of her trees with her dog Cappy at her side. Never one to sit idle, she maintained a large yard and always took time to smell the flowers. Mom appreciated nature and life’s simple pleasures. She believed her greatest accomplishment in life was her family and friends who she loved and cherished so very deeply. A Celebration of her life will be held Friday, January 11, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Courtney-Winters Funeral Home, Drumheller, Alberta, with L.W.L. Jerry Beskowine officiating. Donations may be made in honour of Susie to Drumheller Area Health Foundation (Cancer Centre) 351-9th Street NW Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y1. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666).

DOKTORCHIK William “Bill”

DOKTORCHIK William “Bill”

DOKTORCHIK, William “Bill”
December 8, 1928 - December 25, 2012


William “Bill” Doktorchik passed away at home in Fort Worth, Texas on December 25, 2012, at the age of 84 years. Bill was born in Hungary, on December 8, 1928, the only child to Alek and Julia Doktorchik, with whom he immigrated to Canada when he was eight years of age. Bill spent the rest of his childhood years in Midland, Alberta, where his father like many immigrants, worked in the coal mines throughout the Valley. In his teen years Bill moved to Ontario with his parents, where he got his first taste of farming. Later the family moved back to Drumheller where Bill joined his father working in the mines. More significantly it was about this time that Bill met, wooed and married Mary Laslo, the love of his life. They soon purchased a farm near Michichi, Alberta and started their life and family together there. Bill was a licensed welder, earning his ticket from SAIT but always preferred the many challenges of carpentry and construction more. Although he was skilled at anything he put his mind to, Bill always said farming was the only thing he ever really wanted to do. He proved this by staying on the family farm through good times and bad for the next 43 years. When Bill finally decided to retire, he moved back to Midland and lived there for several years, enjoying family and friends, even doing some travelling, before immigrating for a second time. This time, with his wife, Bill moved to Fort Worth, Texas and resided with his daughter Marilyn and her husband John. It was here that he spent his final years, still enjoying his time gardening and maintaining the yard and home, right up to the time of his passing. Bill was predeceased in death by his daughter Mariann and granddaughter Francis Clare Staniland. He is survived by; his wife of 59 years Mary, of Fort Worth, and daughter Marilyn and Dr. John Staniland, also of Fort Worth, son Al and his wife Myrna, of Drumheller, son Henry and his wife Bonnie, who still live on the family farm at Michichi, grandson Andy and his wife Stephanie of Fort Worth, granddaughter Marriann and husband CJ Hammond of Blackfalds, granddaughter Lisa and husband Ryan Tait of Morrin, granddaughter Marti and husband Joey Ingram of Lacombe, granddaughters Acacia Doktorchik and Chelsea Doktorchik, both of Calgary. He is also survived by great-grandchildren: Mason, Hudson, Alyssa, Andrew, Aiden, Kiera and Carson. Bill’s Funeral was held on December 29, 2012 at Mater Die Catholic Church, in Irving Texas. A Memorial Mass will be held in his honour at St.Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, Drumheller, Alberta, on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 11:00 A.M., with Father Mario Basque officiating. A luncheon will follow immediately at the Midland Community Hall. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bill’s memory to Drumheller Area Health Foundation 351-9th Street NW Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y1 or a charity of your choice. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666).