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VAN CAESEELE, Marie Christina


Riverhurst, Saskatchewan

November 19, 1940
- May 5, 2009

Marie Christina Van Caeseele passed away unexpectedly  on May 5, 2009 at the age of 68 years in Central Butte, Saskatchewan. Marie was born November 19, 1940 in  Naicam, Saskatchewan to Ivor and Marion Ottoson.  Marie was the second eldest daughter in a family of six. Marie attended school in Flin Flon, Manitoba. She then met Ken Van Caeseele, they were married May 19, 1956 and resided in Flin Flon for twenty years, where they raised their children Kim, Jim, Julie, Ernest and David. Marie really enjoyed the years she spent raising her “babies”. In 1972 the wandering gypsies moved along to various places in the western provinces until they settled and presently reside in Riverhurst, Saskatchewan. Marie was predeceased by: her father Ivor Ottoson, mother Marion Ottoson, father-in-law Camillus Van Caeseele, mother-in-law Mary Van Caeseele, infant grand daughter Mary Van Caeseele, one son Ernest Van Caeseele, seven brothers-in law and one sister-in-law. Marie is survived by her loving husband of fifty-three years, Ken, her children Kim (Nick), Jim (Joanne), Julie (Bob), David (Deanna), eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren, sisters Ruth (Jack) Reese, Fern Shields, Shirley Simpson, Bea (Angus) Songer, brother Percy Ottoson and spouse, sisters-in-law Leona Voigt, Marion Symandych and Irene Pepin and various nieces and nephews. Marie loved to do upholstery - an “A1 Seamstress” says Ken. She also enjoyed drawing, bowling and dancing. Marie enjoyed listening to her gospel music on the radio and Daniel O’Donnell too. Gardening, baking and spending time with her friends and family were other special times for Marie. She had a special touch with her flowers. A story was told of her and her friend Iris Rideout wrecking the toboggan while on Alley’s hill. Fun times were had in the “barn area”. Marie also made time to sit down and play a game of scrabble on occasion. Marie enjoyed working at the potato sheds and being with her friends there. Making lefse’ was a favourite pastime for Marie as well as Christmas  cake, Kringra and homemade bread. She also enjoyed trying new recipes. In her early years when all the kids were at home Ken and Marie enjoyed camping and travelling to such places as Bakers Narrows Campground, Wekusko Falls, and Riverhurst to spend time with sister Bea and brother-in-law Angus. The family also spent a lot of time with sister Shirley and brother-in-law Doug and family in Snow Lake. Marie also enjoyed the times she spent with her sisters Ruth, Fern, Ray and family in British Columbia. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, auntie, sister and friend she will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Till we meet again...

BARNARD (nee Ewing), Shirley-Ann May



May 17, 2009

Shirley-Ann May passed away peacefully with family  by her bedside on May 17, 2009 at the age of 64 years at the Foothills Medical Center ICU. She is survived by her husband Douglas, children Dale (Debbie, Dwayne (Arlene) and Michelle Addo (Stephen); grandchildren Megan, Katie, Emily Barnard, James, Sophia, Francis Barnard; Stephen Jr., Amanda, Ashley, Aviva, Vivica Addo; Great Granddaughter Jayda; siblings Walter (Carmen), Herb (Pat), Dorothy Allan (Don), Douglas predeceased (Linda) and Dennis, Henry Rathler (Sheila), George Rathler (Leah), Roy Barnard predeceased (Flora) and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Shirley was born in Hanna and grew up and attended school in Drumheller; after her marriage to Doug Barnard and several re-locations they ultimately settled in Acme, Alberta in 1976 where they raised three children. Shirley was very active in the community with the Royal Purple, Rebekah’s, Acme Angels, Acme Seniors and the Acme United Church. Her dedicated community service was recognized by several awards, the most notable is “The Meritorius Award” from the Rebekah Assembly of Alberta and “The Acme & District Community Service Award”. Shirley was predeceased by her parents William and Marjorie Ewing in 1981 and 2004; brother Douglas in 1998, nephew Herb Ewing in 2000 and brother in law Roy Barnard in 2008. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff and volunteers at the Foothills Medical Center Intensive Care Unit. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to STARS. The celebration of Shirley’s life was held Monday, May 25, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Acme Community Centre with Reverend Leslie Ann Searles officiating. Arrangements in care of Sunset Funeral Service Linden. 403-546-3903   


HOREHLAD, Pauline (Drozdiak)

Pauline was the loving wife of Adam Horehlad. Born May 11, 1922 in Edson, Alberta she was the youngest of eight siblings. Pauline died May 23, 2009 in Drumheller, Alberta.
Throughout the years Pauline moved and lived in Vancouver, Cranbrook, Kimberly, and Montreal. During her stay in Cranbrook, BC, as a bank clerk, Pauline also became a member of an all women club called the Stagettes Club where she danced and acted. As a prominent member, Pauline was elected and became an officer for a term with the Stagettes.
When her sister, Olga, began to teach in Kimberly, BC, Pauline also moved to Kimberly in 1945. Pauline was a clerk at the local Confectionery in Kimberly when she was approached by the Kinsmen Club to be nominee for the Carnival Queen and Miss C.P.R.  during the celebration of the Golden Spikes Days in conjunction with Revelstoke, BC. We were all proud as her picture was posted around town.

Pauline then moved to Montreal, Quebec and found a job as a bank clerk in the historic Aldred Building in Old Montreal. Shortly after her stay in Montreal, Pauline left Montreal by train to meet a wonderful man Adam Horehlad in Drumheller, Alberta. Adam and Pauline soon married on April 4, 1964. They prospered as the years went by living and enjoying their lives in the house that Adam built. They were a loving couple and lived happily to the end. Pauline is survived by her husband Adam. A Funeral Service will be held at Courtney Winters Funeral Chapel at 2 P.M. on Thursday May 28,  2009. A visitation will also be held from 6- 8 P.M. on Wednesday May 27 at Courtney Winters Funeral Chapel.