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TALMAGE, Hilda Edith

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January 3, 1923
– May 17, 2009


Hilda Edith Schielke was born on January 3, 1923 in Castor, Alberta to parents Mary and William. She had two brothers Gus and Benny; and one sister Lil. Hilda married Roger Talmage and worked for Canada Post as a post mistress for 25 years. Hilda passed away suddenly in the Drumheller Hospital on Sunday, May 17, 2009 at the age of 86 years. She is survived by daughter Margaret of Edmonton; brother Gus of Stettler; dear friend Betty Cowie of Stettler; 3 nieces and 1 nephew. Hilda was predeceased by her parents; husband Roger; brother Benny and sister Lil. Funeral services for the late Mrs. Hilda Talmage were held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 21, 2009 in the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, Alberta. Memorial donations may be made to Ducks Unlimited, S.P.C.A. or the charity of the donor’s choice. Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com. Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, 1-877-844-3422, entrusted with the care and arrangements.

PRIMROSE, Donald Gordon (Don)

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January 2, 1939
- May 16, 2009

Surrounded by family, Don passd away at the age of seventy years, after a short but courageous battle with cancer at the Three Hills Hospital. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Irene, his children Brad Primrose (Leah), Greg Primrose (Rhonda), Shelley Hodge (David), Connie Primrose (Jason), fourteen grandchildren, his father Don Primrose, sister Pat Pierce (Charlie), special uncle and aunt (Eric and Jean Primrose), many other loving relatives and friends. Don was predeceased by sister-in-law Carol Primrose (1984), mother Helen Primrose (1987), twin brother Ron Primrose (1997). A memorial service for Don was held at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Trochu, AB on May 23, 2009. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to Three Hills Hospital Palliative Care, Box 340, Three Hills, AB, T0M 2A0.

God saw he was getting tired,
And a cure was not to be
So He put his arms around him
And whispered, “Come with me”,
With tear filled eyes we watched him suffer and fade away.
Although we loved him deeply
We could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating
Hardworking hands put to rest God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.
Until we meet again...

 

LENFESTY, Joan

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Lawrena Joan Lenfesty (nee Clark) entered into rest on April 30, 2009 at the age of 61 years, after a courageous endeavour fighting pancreatic cancer. She was predeceased by her father Lawrence Hubert Clark in 1966, mother Katherine Helen Clark (nee Gilmore) in 2004 and sister Sandra Helen Sagin in 2009. She will be deeply missed by husband Wayne, daughter Angela Morasch (Clint), grand daughter Laurie, grandson Layne, daughter Jody Heidinger (Jason), grand daughter Emily, nieces Karen Crudden and Donna Sagin, brother-in-law Wayne Sagin, parents-in-law Doug and Julia Lenfesty, sister-in-law Corrine Lenfesty, aunts Jean Middleton and Pat Gilmore, and many cousins and countless friends. Joan enjoyed life and all the people who made it worthwhile. In the last few months she spoke often about how it made her feel to have to leave everyone. More than anything, she worried about anyone being sad. Although hard to expect, she wants us all to know it would be her last wish for us all to celebrate her life in a way that she lived hers - believing in and living as Jesus wants us to, living happily, without regret or sorrow, without jealousy or ignorance. Always be kind to others and never hold a grudge. And never take for granted a cup of coffee with friends. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Butler, Dr. Smith, and all the staff on the third floor of the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, for their kindness and caring. Also a big thank you to all those who sent flowers and cards and visited; your acts of kindness brightened Joan’s days and are greatly appreciated. Interment was held at the Carberry Plains Cemetery on Tuesday, May 5, with a Memorial Service following at First Presbyterian Church, Brandon, MB. Donations can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society. To read more about Joan’s life journey, or to send condolences, go to www.memorieschapel.com.    20p