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 worthington-john-raymon.jpgIt is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ray Worthington of Standard, Alberta on August 22, 2009 at the age of 60 years. Ray was born in Didsbury, Alberta and spent most of his childhood in Champion before moving to Calgary.  He spent the past 25 years living in Standard where he enjoyed coaching hockey, hiking in the mountains with the Ventures and spending time with friends and family. He loved the past 35 years operating Worthington Construction Ltd. He will be greatly missed by Bena Worthington, his loving wife of 38 years; his children Lori (Eric) d’Argent, Mike (Lisa) Worthington, Daniel (Heather) Worthington, Julie Worthington (Scott Mohr) and his grandchildren, Lucas & Stella D’Argent, Isabelle Worthington, Noah & Georgia Worthington, and Abby-Rae Worthington, “his six best teachers”. Ray is also survived by his sister Pat (Dan) Harris and his brothers, Garry (Judi) Worthington, and Reg (Adele) Worthington and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father John (June, 1995) and his mother Jewel (October, 2008). Ray will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A public viewing will be held on Thursday, August 27, at Wheatland Funeral Home  (202 Lakeside Blvd., Strathmore) between 7:00 and 8:00 pm. A Celebration of Ray’s life will be held on Friday, August 28, 2009 at the Standard Community Hall at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made directly to Timbits Minor Sports Program (7460 – 51 St. SE, Calgary, T2C 4B4). To send condolences, please visit www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.




1939 - 2009

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Mrs. Ruth Tremblay on August 16, 2009 at the age of seventy years. She is survived by her husband Fern Tremblay of Rumsey, six children; Mike Tremblay of Vancouver, Jo-Anne (Gary) Dalton of Drumheller, Dan (Connie) Tremblay of Munson, Sylvie Tremblay (Mark Smitten) of Stettler, Buddy Tremblay (Crystal Anderson) of Drumheller and Raymond Tremblay, also of Drumheller. Grandchildren Vanissa (Dan) Trout, Logan Tremblay and their mom Christine Lavine, Odessa Nicholson, Shannon (Jeff) Currie, Jason Dalton, Christopher (Katrina) Regehr, Danielle Tremblay, Colin Tremblay, Jeff Smitten (Janene), Cody Smitten (Chelsea) and Kira Tremblay, great-grandchildren Darien Currie, Rayowynn Currie, Talina Currie and Ella Regehr. Ruth is also survived by her brothers and sisters Aaron Drexler and Don (Susan) Drexler, both of Vernon, Betty Hart of Kamloops, Pat (Terry) O’Connor Browne, Judy (Pat) Thompson, both of Drumheller and Joe (Louise) Drexler of Leduc. Brothers-in law and sisters-in-law Andre (Ginette), Monique (Yvon), Dyane, Collette (Robert), Therese and Cecile (Michel) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her parents Joe and Pauline Drexler, grandson Ryan Tremblay, brother-in-law Glen Hart, sister-in-law Anne Drexler, sister-in-law Helene (Yvon) Boudreault and father-in-law Armand Tremblay and mother-in-law Alphena Tremblay. A funeral service for the late Ruth Tremblay will be held at the Knox United Church in Drumheller on Friday, August 21, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Jan Richardson officiating. As an expression of sympathy, and in loving memory of Ruth, memorial contributions may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Kidney foundation in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, P.O. Box 193, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, who are in care of arrangements. Condolences can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .    33c



Alice Farmer of Drumheller passed away at the Drumheller Health Center on August 13, 2009 at the age of 86 years. She was born in Hebburn, England where in 1945 she met and married Douglas who was serving with the Canadian Black Watch Regiment during the Second World War. In 1946 she immigrated to Canada as a war bride taking up residence with Douglas in Drumheller where she lived until passing. Alice worked with the cleaning staff at the Drumheller Hospital for a period of 25 years. She loved her job and this love was exceeded only by her love for her family. Her love for her family was evident by the quality time she spent with each and every one of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her strength, kindness, wisdom, and guidance will be remembered forever. Alice is survived by her daughters; Maureen (Larry) Needham of Airdrie, AB, Colleen (Doug) Finkbiner of Drumheller AB, Brenda (Don) Yavis of Drumheller, AB, and sons; Alan (Maryanne) of Drumheller, AB, Brian of Abbotsford BC, Kevin (Linda) of Drumheller, AB, Darrin (Betty) of Drumheller, AB as well as twenty-two grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Alice was predeceased by her husband Douglas and son Tom. The family would like to thank the staff of the Drumheller and District Seniors Foundation and the Drumheller Health Center for the excellent care and love given to Alice. A service for Alice was held on Monday August 17 at the Church of the Nazarene. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Room 124 Professional Building, 430 – 6 Ave S.E. Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2S8