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Condolences to the family of WONNACOTT WILLIAM MICHAEL


Wonnacott, William (Bill) Michael

June 16,1949 - November 20, 2015

WiIliam (Bill) Michael Wonnacott was born in Victoria, BC, June 16th in 1949 to Walter and Jill Wonnacott. Of his 2 brothers, Doug and Russ, he was the oldest. After school, Bill got his Heavy Duty Mechanic certificate, and began working for John Deere. Around this time Bill met his first wife, and soon had three children: Leanne, Tina, and Stuart. Ten years later Bill met and married the love of his life, Leigh Wonnacott, and after marriage, had two more boys: Michael and Matthew. Bill and Leigh soon decided to move from Prince George, to Grande Prairie, Alberta. In 1999 Bill and Leigh moved the family to Rumsey to be closer to his father. Rumsey was like heaven to him, all the peace and tranquility. Bill spent the next several years working as the Village Foreman for the Village of Morrin, and volunteering for the Rumsey and Morrin Fire Departments. In his time off, Bill enjoyed doing home improvements and splitting wood. His ideal evening was spent watching any and all sports (except soccer), while enjoying a cold beer. Bill retired, but due to boredom picked up a few hours a week at Freson Bros. It wasn’t until the last years of his life that he caught the travel bug with his first visit to Mexico. At the age of 60, he began learning Spanish, with hopes of selling everything and move to a beach in Puerto Vallarta. He did not have the chance to realize that dream, as he passed November 20, 2015 at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary due to a sudden and massive heart attack. He will be greatly missed. Burial will be at the Rumsey Cemetery June 16th 2016 at 11:00 a.m. After there will be an informal memorial service held in Rumsey at the Wonnacott house (the old church), BBQ/Potluck lunch, bonfire and music to follow.

Condolences to the family of ALLAN WILLIAM HOBBS


HOBBS, Allan William (Bud)

September 29, 1928 - Lloydminster, SK
- May 15, 2016 - Calgary, AB

It is with deep sadness that the family of Allan announce his passing on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the age of 87 years. His infectious smile and happy demeanor will be missed by all that knew him. When Allan retired from Esso Resources following a 35 year career, he lived to the fullest with his wife Joyce, family and friends. Allan and Joyce spent many summer months with relatives in Rowley, Alberta, in addition to golfing, round and square dancing and travelling. During the colder months the couple enjoyed bowling and curling. Allan loved tinkering with old lawn mowers that he bought at garage sales and doing crossword puzzles. But Allan got the most joy spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Allan is survived by his loving wife Joyce, sons Rory, Scott (Judy) and daughter Coralee Hobbs. Allan is also survived by his sister Phyllis Boothman, his six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss his big warm hugs. Allan was predeceased by his daughter Shona Bishop, brother Tom, sister Helen Bysouth and his parents. Funeral Services will be held at St. David’s United Church (3303 Capitol Hill Crescent N.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, In living memory of Allan Hobbs, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH CALGARY, AB, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

Condolences to the family of WAGNAR LAERKE HANSEN



HANSEN, Wagnar Laerke

1955 - 2016

Wagnar Hansen of Dalum, Alberta passed away at the young age of 61 at the Strathmore Hospital after a brief battle with cancer. Wagnar will be greatly missed by his loving wife Mariann and daughter Vickie. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 2 p.m, at the Dalum Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Dalum, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes can be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 29 Street Northwest, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2, or to a charity of one’s choice. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Hanna, entrusted with arrangements, a division of Central Alberta Family Funeral Services, 403-854-2758,