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WILTON, Kenneth Charles

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WILTON, Kenneth Charles (KC)
July 28, 1933 - April 20, 2011


Ken was born and raised in Drumheller, AB, and lived here all his life. Ken raised four children, - Wanda (Gordon) Fournier, Christine Lessard, Larry (Kris) Wilton, Tim Wilton; nine grandchildren - Jennifer Fournier, Vallerie (Tyler) Olsen, Kenneth Fournier, Candace (Dustyn) Fournier, Luke Lessard, Jake Lessard, Lindsey Wilton, Colin Wilton, Tyler Wilton; two great-grandchildren - Mickai and Chalyce. Ken was a hardworking family man who took great pride in his family and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ken was predeceased by his granddaughter Danielle (Dano), his parents Bill and Mabel Wilton, his sister Bonnie, his brothers Doug, Jim, Bill. He leaves to mourn his passing his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, his sister Barb Campbell and his brothers Bob (Marie) Wilton, Gordon (Shirley) Wilton, numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the Nazarene Church, Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in Ken’s name.   
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TROGEN, Vera

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TROGEN, Vera

With family at her bedside, beloved grandmother and friend Vera Trogen passed away peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2011 at the age of 96. She went to join the love of her life, her late husband Ray Trogen, and her precious son, the late Gary Trogen. She was predeceased by her only sister, Jean Adams. Vera’s memory will be cherished always by her loving daughter-in-law Janet (Bob Moriartey) and her adoring granddaughters Kari (Will), Brittany (Zac) and Emily. She will be dearly missed by lifelong friends in her home of Morrin, especially Mick and Margaret Chambers and family, as well as by her devoted friend, Terry Jesudason of Trail, B.C. Vera is also survived by two nephews Donald and Gordon Adams and families. With her warmth, gentleness, wit and unfailing sense of humor, Vera was a truly special soul who touched many. A celebration of Vera’s life will be held on June 4th 2011 at Morrin United Church at 2:00 o’clock p.m, led by her dear friend Reverend Mac Jones. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Morrin United Church – Mission & Service Fund or to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation, for whose care and support the family is deeply grateful.

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CALDWELL, James Robert

CALDWELL, James Robert (Bob)
Saturday, September 18, 1920 - Tuesday, April 12, 2011


It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Bob Caldwell at Royal University Hospital on April 12, 2011 at age 90. Bob is survived by Margaret, his loving wife of 57 years; nephews Tom (Dani) Dooley and family of Drumheller and Al (Darcia) Dooley and family of Edmonton. He was predeceased by his parents William and Thelma Caldwell and his sister Dorothy Dooley (1999). Born in Drumheller, Alberta, Bob grew up on a cattle ranch near East Coulee. He attended Washington State University at Pullman, WA, graduating with a degree in Wildlife Management in the Spring of 1951. He began working for Ducks Unlimited that same year in Swift Current. In 1960 he was moved to the Ducks Unlimited branch in Saskatoon. In the late 1960s he joined the Saskatchewan Department of Wildlife, eventually transferring to the Canadian Wildlife Service where he worked until he retired in 1985. As a young man,  Bob was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also loved gardening. Growing lilies was his passion, and he grew many prize-winning specimens. He also played a “mean” fiddle with the Silver Strings and the Outcast groups. He enjoyed 20 years of singing “lead” with the Saskatoon Barbershop Chorus and was for many years a tenor in St. Martin’s Sr. Choir. Other hobbies were woodcarving and oil painting, resulting in a number of handsome pieces of each. A Celebration of Bob’s life was held on Monday, April 18 at St. Martin’s United Church, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.