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WHITNACK, Wilma

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WHITNACK, Wilma

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wilma Whitnack on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at the age of 80.  Wilma will be lovingly missed by her children Ren (John) Jensen, Ryan (Sherry) Thompson, Daphne Greer, her 12 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, 2 sisters-in-law and 2 brothers-in-law. Wilma is predeceased by husbands Jim Thompson and Charlie Whitnack, brother Gordon Eyre and daughter Colleen Winthrop.  Wilma was known to many as ‘Granny’ and she carried that name with such pride. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Magloire’s Anglican Church, 176-2 Street West in Drumheller on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 2:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Wilma’s name may be made to the Drumheller Pioneer Trail Society, 160 – 3rd Avenue West, Drumheller,
Alberta  T0J 0Y0.


PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE
FUNERAL SERVICES
12 East Lake Way NE,
Airdrie, Alberta
(403) 216-5111 & (403) 823-5151

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SHYMANSKI, William George (Bill)

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SHYMANSKI, William George (Bill)
  February 4, 1951 – September 13, 2010


We are saddened to announce the unexpected passing of William (Bill) Shymanski, husband to Dianne, father to daughters: Carrie and Greg Sine, Lorelee Shymanski, Tracy and Duncan Keith; Papa to Evan and Brady Sine, Adam and Matthew Shymanski, Jackson and Brooklyn Keith. Bill will be remembered for his love of the outdoors. Favorite memories of camping trips, backyard water fights and fishing stories with grandchildren and good friends. Courtney – Winters Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements 403-823-2666.   

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RAUCH, Colleen Lenore

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RAUCH, Colleen Lenore
(nee Luyendyk)
October 10, 1959 - September 8, 2010


Colleen Rauch of Delia, Alberta, beloved wife of John, mother of Tim, Daniel and David Rauch, went to be with her Lord and Saviour suddenly on September 8, 2010. She is survived by her parents Roy and Jean Luyendyk, numerous siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.  On John’s side she is survived by John’s brother Herman (Lorna) and their three children: Chris (Natasha, Tristan & Emily) Jennifer (Andrew & Jayme) Amanda (Vaughn& Brianna). Colleen will be remembered for her kind and loving spirit. She treasured her family and friends, loved to sing and share her knowledge with her students.  She was raised and attended school in Cremona, Alberta. She continued her education and received her Degrees in Education and Arts. She continued her teaching career while raising her family.  She loved the farm life, animals, and always thought it would have been great to be a pioneer.  Colleen had a strong faith in her Lord and committed her life to serving Him. She loved to be actively involved in her communities and schools with the productions of musicals and plays for special events. Colleen believed wholeheartedly in the education of others and had the ability to connect with each of her students. Many people were touched by her life and she will be greatly missed. A celebration of Colleen’s life was held on Thursday, September 16, 2010 in Delia, AB. In Lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up for the education of her children. Donations can be made either to the Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle, OR the Chinook Credit Union in Drumheller, Ab.

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