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SCHINNOUR, Vern

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SCHINNOUR, Vern

March 22, 1928
- April 11, 2010

Schinnour, Vern of Drumheller Alberta passed away Sunday April 11, 2010 at the Foothills hospital in Calgary. Vern passed away surrounded by his family after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.
Vern was born on March 22, 1928 in Foremost, AB to Lillian and Vern Schinnour Sr. He worked with his father and brothers in Shaughnessy AB for the family farm machinery business. Vern married his first love Rose Bosnak on June 11, 1952 and they had six children together. Vern and Rose moved their family and business to the Drumheller area in 1960 where they grew the business into the largest Massey Ferguson Dealership in North America. Vern and Rose retired and spent many years travelling and returned once again to the Drumheller area. Rose Schinnour passed on February 3, 2004 after her battle with cancer.
Vern loved St. Anthony’s Parish, family, fishing, walks, cribbage, numerous volunteer activities, making friends and being with his longtime friends especially Brumy Aiello.
Vern leaves to mourn his death his second love Lena Kuntz, they were married November 8, 2008 and expanded his family from 6 to 9 children, 13 to 18 grandchildren and from 11 to 12 great grandchildren.
Vern Schinnour was predeceased by his father Lavern Beverly Sr., his mother Lillian and siblings Spence, Delores, Ardle and Lloyd. Left to mourn Vern’s passing is his Brother Don (Yvonne) Schinnour of Salmon Arm BC. His six children and families Rick, (Joanne) children Jackie, Angela - Terry (Wayne) Burton, children Kristen, Rob, Sean – Cindy, children James, Tamara – John, (Bev) children, Morgen, Mason – David (Tammy) children Scott, Amanda – Cathy (Rod) Morse, children Courtney, Ricky - Russ Kuntz, children David, Amanda – Lyle (Kim) Kuntz child, Aiden – Jacquie (James) Matlo, children Colin, Kayla. His brother and sister-in-laws, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many, many friends!
Prayers will be held Thursday April 15, 2010 – 7:00 pm at Courtney-Winters Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held Friday April 16, 2010 – 1:00 pm at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church Building Fund.

ANDERSON, William James (Bill)

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ANDERSON, William James (Bill)

November 22, 1950
– March 29, 2010

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Bill Anderson.  Bill lived and worked in Drumheller all of his life, until he moved to Leduc, Alberta, in February of 2009 to be closer to his last remaining sister.
Bill leaves to mourn his brother, Jack Anderson (Debbie) of Nacmine, numerous nieces and nephews, family, and friends.  He was predeceased by his parents, Albert & Mary Anderson, brothers Bob, Roy, Ken and Keith Anderson, and his beloved sisters, Stella Broom
and Carol Musteca.
At Bill’s request, no formal service will be held.  Cremation has taken place.  If so desired, donations may be made to the Heart Association.     
  

GORDON, John W. (Jack)

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GORDON, John W. (Jack)

October 19, 1921
– April 6, 2010

It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of our father, husband, grandfather, uncle, and friend, John W. (Jack) Gordon on April 6, 2010 at the Drumheller Regional Health Complex after a short yet courageous battle with cancer. Born in Calgary, Jack was raised on the family farm near Carbon, where he continued to farm for the remainder of his career. Jack enjoyed softball and curling as well as being a member of the Carbon Square Dance Club and Carbon Old Timers Association. He also served on the Carbon United Church Board and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. After retiring to Nacmine in 2005, Jack enjoyed his time relaxing, reading and trying his luck on the occasional scratch and win ticket. Jack was predeceased by his sister Alice; his brothers Clifford and Charlie. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Bonnie; brother Don (Ruth) of Trochu; sons: Scott, Colin (Treena), James (Amanda); grandchildren: James, Kyle, Anthony, Caleb, Joel, and Paige. He will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews. He had many friends and was dear to many hearts.
A Memorial Service was held at the Carbon United Church, Carbon, AB on April 12, 2010.
If friends desire, Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 2 Floor, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E.  Calgary, AB T2G 1A2