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AASERUD Bonnie Reatha

AASERUD Bonnie Reatha

AASERUD, Bonnie Reatha
July 16, 1952 - December 19, 2013


Bonnie Reatha Aaserud (Wagstaff) a well-known resident of Hanna, AB, passed away on December 19, 2013 surrounded by her family at the Hanna Hospital at the age of 61 years.  Bonnie leaves to mourn her passing, her loving husband George; daughters Tarolyn; Shandi (Dwayne); Jill (Richard); Karalee (Daniel); grandchildren Tyla, Tayven, Trae-lyn, Zachary and Cameron; sister Debra (Allan) Bartman; brothers Barry (Juanita) Wagstaff; Lloyd (Louise) Wagstaff; sister in law Valena Grant and numerous nieces and nephews.   Bonnie was born on July 16, 1952 in Consort, Alberta to Bud and Darleen Wagstaff. Bonnie spent her first 13 years on the farm at Loyalist where she shared many wonderful childhood memories. One fond memory was her dad building a back stop so the kids could play catch and not break anymore windows. In 1965, the Wagstaff family moved to a new farm at New Brigden. Bonnie loved living close to Grandpa and Grandma Herron. Bonnie lived in Oyen to finish her grade 12. At that time, she met the love of her life, George Aaserud. She attended Mount Royal College in Calgary and earned a diploma in Secretarial Arts. After earning her diploma, she married George in Oyen, Alberta on June 26, 1971. George and Bonnie decided they wanted to live the rural life style and purchased a farm at Craigmyle, Alberta. They were blessed with three daughters Tarolyn Marie, Shandi Aleen, and Karalee Bonnie. Our family was once again blessed when Bonnie’s niece Jill Andrea came to live with them. Bonnie believed in raising well rounded and knowledgeable girls. She kept her girls busy; 3 4H clubs, all school sports, high school rodeo, curling, and softball. Bonnie was a 4H leader, curling coach, and softball coach. Bonnie was an exceptional parent. Her girls truly adored their mom. Bonnie was a fierce competitor. She loved the sport of curling and shared her love of the sport with everyone around her. She excelled at softball and loved to coach. She was an awesome pitcher. As an adult she learned the sport of horse shoes and competed nationally. She developed a passion for golf in the past 10 years in which she spent many hours with her girls. Bonnie loved spending time with her friends and playing cards.  Bonnie travelled a lot to be with her children, helping them out whenever she could. She was always teaching someone, whether it was how to slide at the broom or learning how to bake, she was a wealth of knowledge and encouragement. There truly was nothing she couldn’t do and do it well. She passed away with her family at her side. She will be dearly missed by her family. A service to celebrate Bonnie’s life was held at the Craigmyle Historic Church, Craigmyle, AB on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Barbara Zimmerman officiating. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Bonnie, memorial contributions may be made to the Hanna Hospital Palliative Care Society or to Alberta Cancer Foundation in care of Coronation Funeral Home, Box 358, Coronation, AB, T0C 1C0 who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.578.2928. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at www.coronationfuneralhome.ca

DAVIES Leonard

DAVIES Leonard

DAVIES, Leonard
April 4, 1929 - December 24, 2013


George Leonard Davies was born in Trochu, AB. on April 4, 1929 to Arthur and Elma Davies of Ghost Pine Creek. He was the youngest of six children. Growing up he attended the Three Hills School for grades one and two, then he attended the Manor School in Ghost Pine for grades three through nine and then back to Three Hills School for his last three years. At a young age, he started working for local farmers. In 1949 he started seismic work with Wilfred (Porky) Schmidt of Able Drilling where he remained for ten years. He then worked for A and S Drilling for eight years. In 1965 he purchased land in the Ghost Pine area and farmed until retiring in 1989. During that time he continued heading north in the winters working as a driller and tool push with Bertram Drilling. Leonard married Alice Barber of Carbon, AB. on October 30, 1976. With this union came the addition of a wonderful family - Alice’s three daughters and one son and their spouses and nine grandchildren all under the age of seven! Quite a change from a bachelor’s life!! Leonard lived in Carbon, AB. until his health declined in November 2009 at which time he moved to the Hillview Lodge in Drumheller AB. where he resided until his passing December 24, 2013 at the age of 84 years. Leonard is survived by his sisters Evelyn King and Elma Wilson and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Marion Davies, Ian and Gerda Sallows and Garnet and Maureen Sallows; step children Jacquie (Alvin) McLean, Gary (Grace) Barber, Nancy Fediuk, Brian Sowerby; nieces Cheryl (Brian) Myers, Gayle (Doug) Parker, Meryle (Brian) Kester; nephews Harold (Jan) King, Murray Wilson; step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. Leonard was predeceased by an infant son Richard, his parents Art and Elma Davies, his loving wife Alice Davies, sister Mabelle Davies; brothers Donald Davies and Kenneth Davies; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Ruth Noble, Isobel and Jack Kundert, Irene and Alberta Smeal, Bill and Marj Sallows, Tom Wilson, Norman King and Connie Davies; step daughter Wendy Sowerby; step grandsons Stephen Fediuk and Ryan Sowerby and step son-in-law Walter Fediuk. Leonard will be remembered as a quiet, soft spoken, mild-mannered, kind and generous man. He was known for his witty, dry sense of humour that always got a laugh from everyone. He had a knack of drawing people to him in a way that no one else could. As a family, we wish to express our appreciation to the Hillview Lodge staff, Dr. Graham and the Drumheller Laboratory staff for their excellent care and kindness shown to Leonard over the last few years. We also appreciate the professional care of the ambulance staff and the Drumheller hospital staff and the guidance received from Kneehill Funeral Services. A celebration of Leonard’s life will be held Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the Carbon Community Centre. Those wishing may send memorial tributes to the Arthritis Society, The Salvation Army or a charity of choice. Arrangements in care of Ed Stephan of Kneehill Funeral Services Ltd., Three Hills, AB.

ANDRONYK Clifford Peter

ANDRONYK Clifford Peter

ANDRONYK, Clifford Peter
June 3, 1937 - December 18, 2013


Clifford Peter Andronyk, of Rosedale, Alberta, passed away suddenly on December 18, 2013 at the age of 76 years. Clifford was born in Drumheller, Alberta on June 3, 1937. He graduated from High School in Drumheller. Clifford is predeceased by his parents, Peter and Annie Andronyk and 1 brother, Jack Andronyk. A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on December 28, 2013 at Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Home, 199 2nd Street West, Drumheller, Alberta with Pastor Nick Wasylowich officiating. Interment followed at the Drumheller Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the SPCA. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.    1c