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POPE, Milton (Emilian Popovich)


POPE, Milton
(Emilian Popovich)
February 4, 1919 - November 8, 2010

POPE, Milton (Emilian Popovich), born Feb. 4, 1919 died suddenly on November 08, 2010 at Evergreen Baptist Care Home where he resided until his death.  He and his wife Margaret also enjoyed their time at the Peninsula Retirement Community and were grateful for the company of friends and staff. Milt was born in Drumheller, Alberta and held fond memories of growing up there.  He was the son of Mara and Eli and beloved brother of Barney (Maxine), nieces Brenda and Sharon and their families.  He leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Margaret; his children Dale (Kathleen) of Vancouver, Jane (Doug) of Oshawa and Dean (Susan) of Ottawa and his grandchildren Kris, Carley, Alexander, Alysha, Kathryn, Emma and Lain. Milt was a gentleman and lived his life with dignity.  He left Drumheller as a teenager to pursue major league baseball and was in the Chicago White Sox organization.  During WW2, he embarked on a career in public service, first as a member of the RCMP, receiving commendation from the CIA for his work during the war and later with the Windsor Police. Thereafter, he worked in the insurance industry in Windsor in a business he developed, nurtured and later sold to grateful purchasers.  After selling the business, he relocated with Margaret to the Rocky Mountains where, in retirement, he found energy and satisfaction in assisting the women and men of Parks Canada, a part time position he loved and held until 85! His remaining years were spent with Margaret, his children and grandchildren in Canmore and White Rock.  He will forever be remembered and greatly missed by his family and all those who came to know him.  A Celebration of Milt’s Life will be held on Friday, November 26, 2010 at 1 pm at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831-28 Ave, Surrey, BC. Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca. Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522.

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EDWARDS, Craig Wilfred


EDWARDS, Craig Wilfred
January 9, 1927 - November 7, 2010

Craig Edwards, beloved husband of Clara Edwards of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at the age of 83 years. Craig was born in Drumheller, Alberta, the sixth of eight children born to Bill and Elvena Edwards.  He was raised near the Horseshoe Canyon and received his primary schooling in one-room schools, often attending on horseback.  Following high school, he attended the U of A, graduating with a degree in Agricultural Economics.  On a post graduation vacation in Acapulco he met and fell in love with Clara Fuchs.  They married in Mexico in 1954, and farmed near Drumheller on the Pope Lease.  Hanna became their home in 1974, followed by Olds in 1978 and Calgary in 2002.  Craig lived his life with integrity, and will be lovingly remembered for his kindness, good humour and quick wit.  He loved and protected his family, encouraging and teaching sport and driving many miles to little league, minor hockey, skiing and school athletics.  He was an avid horseman, poet and storyteller, with many of his tales covering his childhood episodes in the saddle on his favourite horses.  He was the delight of many of his nephews who visited the farm in their youth. He was a good friend to many in all the places he lived. In addition to various farming heroics, he helped establish the Drumheller Ski Club and worked with the Kiwanis in Olds.  His best friends will remember him working by their side. To his children he was as big as the heroes in Lochinvar, The Ballad of East and West and Horatio At the Bridge, which he used to recite while driving us through the Badlands. His happiest day was the day he married Mom.  We’ll miss him.  Besides his loving wife Clara, Craig is survived by his children, Bill, Richard (Elena), and Lisa, and by his seven grandchildren: Amanda, Ashley, Courtney, Bradley, Madison, Jake and Luke.  He is also survived by siblings John, Jim, Shirley and Phyllis. He was predeceased by his siblings Evelyn and Gladys. A Private Family Gathering was held.  You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.     

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1953 - 2010

Linda Chambers passed away on November 5, 2010 in Drumheller, Alberta at the Drumheller Hospital. Linda was born at Dauphin, Manitoba on February 18, 1953. She is survived by one daughter, Carrie and her husband Brad, three grandchildren: Dylan, Austin, and Jackson all from Texas. One brother, Orest and his wife Lucille from Calgary. Three sisters; Jayne (Dennis) from Grandview Manitoba, Shirley (Alvin) from Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, Ruby (Tim) from Calgary, Alberta. She was predeceased by her husband Richard Chambers in 2008. Memorial Service will be held at Courtney- Winter’s Funeral Chapel 199-2ND St W. in Drumheller, AB at 2:00 P.M. on Friday November 12, 2010. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Recreational Therapy at Drumheller Continuing Care 351-9th Street NW Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y1.