DrumhellerMail

Sat04252015

Last update09:19:09 PM

Back You are here: Home Obits Obituaries

Obituaries

JUTRAS, Janie

 jutras.jpg

JUTRAS, Janie
May 11, 1917 - May 24, 2011


Janie, beloved mother,  grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully at Bowview Manor, Calgary surrounded by her loving children.  Janie was born at Sheil Farm, Scotland, moved to Essex, England at the age of 11. There she met and married Joe Jutras May 17’ 1945 and moved to the Jutras family farm in Drumheller where they raised their family.  She has lived the last 9 years in Calgary near family.  Janie is lovingly remembered by her children Marie (Reg), Sandra (Fred), Alan (April), Anne (John), Terry (Valerie), 15 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.  Janie was predeceased by her husband Joe and her granddaughter Karen.

{jathumbnail off}

MOE, Oddie

 moe.jpg

MOE, Oddie

Odmund Alfred Moe of Morrin, Alberta, beloved husband of the late Jennie Sophia Moe (Aune), passed away peacefully on May 21, 2011 at the age of 95 years. After a long and very happy life, with his family at his side Oddie passed away peacefully on May 21, 2011 at the age of 95 years.  Oddie was predeceased by his wife Jennie in 1983. Oddie was born at Morrin on December 9, 1915 and after attending Anthill school started working on local farms. Oddie excelled in many occupations and worked in a number of trades throughout his long life, always maintaining an interest in learning new skills.  He even became skilled in computer use in his eighties.  Oddie joined the Army in late 1941 and after basic training in Esquimalt, BC served as a driving instructor in Ontario before training in motor truck repair.  He was soon stationed in England where he was a heavy motor mechanic working mainly on tank and motor truck repair.  He was one of the last servicemen to leave the UK after the war as he spent time decommissioning the repair shops before being discharged in the spring of 1946.  He then returned to Morrin. Oddie married Jennie Aune of Rowley in 1946 and began his family life.  They soon moved to Ladner, BC where he worked as a licensed mechanic.  In 1948 they returned to Morrin and rented a farm for 10 years.  It was during this time, Oddie began working in rural electrical wiring. Oddie & Jennie then bought an electrical and appliance business in Morrin and started Moe’s Electric.  Oddie continued his interest in diverse trades and held licences for Motor Mechanics, Propane installation, Gas Fitting & Furnace Installation, Rural Electric Installations, and Electronics Equipment repair.  In 1967, along with two partners he started Morrin Farm Supplies Ltd., and for many years sold and repaired farm equipment and operated a service station and bulk fuel distribution business while Jennie continued to operate Moe’s Electric as a gift shop.  Oddie was always active in community support.  He spent many years as a town councillor, Emergency Response Co-ordinator, Mayor and Fire Chief of Morrin.  Oddie was very pleased to have been instrumental in the upgrading of the water and septic systems for Morrin as well as the first paving of the roads in Morrin.  In later years, he was instrumental in developing the Blooming Prairie Lodge in Morrin and also served on the board of the Sunshine Lodge in Drumheller. Oddie is survived by his four children; David (Marg), Janis Siemens (Doug), Don (Heather) and Selma Parsons (Bob). He is also survived by nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and by his sister Esther Little (Harry) of Kamloops, BC. A Memorial Service will be held at 2pm on Saturday May 28th, 2011 at the Alliance Church in Drumheller with Jim Siemens officiating. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be left for the family at www.courtneywintersfuneralhome.ca (403-823-2666) honoured to be entrusted with arrangements.   

{jathumbnail off}

PETRUSSA, (Elizabeth) Irene

 petrussa.jpg

PETRUSSA, (Elizabeth) Irene
April 1, 1937 - May 13, 2011


It is with great sadness that the families of Irene Petrussa announce her passing on May 13, 2011 at the age of 74 years, in Stettler, Alberta.  Irene was born in Drumheller, Alberta the only child of John and Rosie Lenkiewich.  She spent her school years in Drumheller and then moved to Calgary to attend Business School.   While there, she met Elsie Petrussa who introduced Irene to her brother John.  After a number of years working in Calgary, Irene eventually married John, on June 17, 1967 and moved with him to his farm in Big Valley, Alberta.   Irene enjoyed being a homemaker on the farm.   She took pleasure in reading and doing various handicrafts but she especially loved visiting with family and friends.  Irene and John enjoyed thirty eight years of marriage before John‘s passing in 2004.  Irene eventually left her beloved home in Big Valley and moved into Willow Creek Lodge in Stettler.   Irene is survived by her cousin Olga Wenstob and her family; brother and sisters-in-law: Ernie Petrussa, Anne Jones, Lucy Steffler, Adeline Laisnez, Elsie Fodor and their respective families and many good friends.  Prayers took place at Christ The King Catholic Church in Stettler on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. led by Rita Mielke and the funeral Mass is on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at Christ The King Catholic Church with Father Arlan Parenteau officiating. Irene will be laid to rest beside her beloved “Johnnie”.   The families wish to thank Irene’s many friends, the kind staff at Willow Creek Lodge and Ida Patterson, for visiting, calling and supporting Irene.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Big Valley Fire Department, S.T.A.R.S., or a charity of your choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, who were entrusted with the care and arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com    

{jathumbnail off}