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BONAGURO, Ruth

BONAGURO, Ruth
August 7, 1916 - December 9, 2011


Ruth Bonaguro of Drumheller, beloved wife of the late Elio (Nick) Bonaguro, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2011 at the age of 95 years. Ruth was born on August 7, 1916 in Lethbridge, Alberta to parents Andy and Rose Brown. She worked many jobs over the years, from a camp cook in her early years,  to working for Bob Trembecky (Star Mine), Big Country News, Dick’s Drugs and Riverside Value Drug Mart, among others. Mom enjoyed baking, especially at Christmas time. In her later years she enjoyed “talk radio”, and cherished her Sunday talks with her granddaughter. Mom enjoyed watching sports on TV, though sometimes she would get a little too excited. Ruth Bonaguro is survived by her sons Wayne (Louise) Bonaguro of Calgary, and Art Bonaguro of Drumheller, grandchildren Veronica Bonaguro of Calgary, and Shawna Somerville of Calgary, sister Esther Hood of Winnipeg, brothers Gordon (Ellen) Brown of Hussar, and Doug (Marion) Brown of Hussar, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Besides her loving husband, Ruth Bonaguro was predeceased by her parents Andy and Rose Brown, brothers Cam, Don, Tom and Hugh, and sisters Jessie, Lila, and Peggy. A service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2011 at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, 178 3rd Street West, Drumheller, with Father Mario Basque officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice in Mom’s memory.  


STANGER, Albert

STANGER, Albert
December 28, 1910 - December 12, 2011


It is with much sadness that the family wish to announce the passing of Albert Stanger, our much loved husband, father, grandfather,  uncle and friend to all who knew him. Al passed away peacefully into the arms of his Lord on December 12 at the Drumheller Health Centre, 16 days short of his 101st birthday. Left to mourn are Myrtle, his much loved wife of 73 years, sons Jim (Eileen), Brian (Nancy, and daughters Diane and Marilynn (Allen). He is also survived by eight grandchildren (Robert, Michael and Stephen Saramaga; Karen, Keith and Scott Stanger; Jamie and Lori Lynn Cutler), five great grandchildren (Keana, Caelan, Radek, Mason and Ava), and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Al was predeceased by three brothers, Charlie, James and Bill, and two sisters, Mary (Mielke) and Ina (Cole). He was born in Carstairs and moved with his family to the Orkney district in 1919. While working in the Provost area, he met Myrtle and they married in 1938. They raised their family on the farm in the Orkney district. He actively supported the Orkney community and was a member of  long standing in the Orkney Athletic Association. He was a faithful member of the Orkney Presbyterian Church and served as elder and treasurer for many years. Al loved the farming life and was well known for his vegetable and flower garden. He was an avid reader of historical and political books. Al and Myrtle travelled extensively between 1960 and 1995. Their travels included five trips to the Orkney Islands and eleven to Hawaii - his favourite escape from the Alberta winters. He was known as a man of integrity and was dearly loved by his family and will be forever missed. Services will be held on Friday, December 16, 2 pm, at the Drumheller Alliance Church, 670 7th Avenue East. In lieu of flowers, donations in Al’s memory can be made to the Drumheller Health Centre, 351 9th Street NW, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y1. Courtney Winters Funeral Home (403-823-2666) is in charge of arrangements. Prior to the service, a private family interment will take place at the Sarcee Butte Cemetery.

RAM RAJI LAKHAN (“Dorothy”)

RAM RAJI LAKHAN (“Dorothy”)
October 16, 1916 - November 19, 2011


“Nani”, Ram Raji Lakhan (“Dorothy”), passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in Surrey, British Columbia, on November 19, 2011 at 95 years of age. At the top of our family tree, Nani departed this earth and into the Lord’s embrace to join her late husband Ram Chandar Lakhan, two late eldest daughters Bedmati (Beda) Prasad and Bhagwati (Barb) Tikaram, and late great grandson, Adrian Kumar. Nani spent the last 15 years of her life being lovingly cared for by her daughter Veena Prasad, son-in-law Mahendra “John” Prasad, youngest grandson Sunil Prasad and granddaughter Venita Prasad. Nani is survived by six remaining children, 31 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren, and 24 great great grandchildren throughout Greater Vancouver, Calgary, Australia, Fiji Islands, and United States, including a granddaughter, Pauline Geeta Prasad Lal, and two great grandchildren, Jaiden Surita Lal and Ashton Sidney Lal, all in Drumheller, Alberta. Thank you to all of the medical staff of Surrey, British Columbia for all your support and efforts to our family, staff of Richmond Funeral Home and Vancouver Crematorium and Pundit Gyanendra Narayan.
Forever missed, always remembered, never forgotten.


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