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RIGGS Gordon “PORKY”

RIGGS, Gordon “PORKY”

December 12, 1960 - April 12, 2014

It is with heavy hearts, we announce that Gord passed away on April 12, 2014 in Rocky Mountain House, with his family by his side.  Gord fought a long, difficult battle with diabetes, resulting in heart disease, renal failure and amputations.  “PORKY” lived his life to the fullest, he worked hard and played hard.  “PORKY” had a heart of gold, he would do anything for his family and friends.  In the last few months, Gord was blessed with a special caregiver and best bud JoAnn Campeau.   Gord is survived by his mom, Shirley Riggs, his sister Deb Wynia, nieces, Corinna (Lee), Jenna (Colin), one great nephew, and one great niece, brother, Terry (Brenda) Riggs, sister, Lisa (Troy) Wolf, nephew, Colton, niece Jessica, stepdaughter, Candice Hunter (Derek), wife, Allison Riggs, and a lifetime of friends. Gord was predeceased by his Dad, Vern Riggs, brother-in-law, John Wynia, and uncle, Lloyd Riggs. A celebration of Gord’s life will be held Thursday April 17, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. from The Morrin Community Hall with Pastor Skip MacArthur officiating.  If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta.  Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

DAVIS George Orton

Davis, George Orton

April 5, 2014

It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of George Orton Davis on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Hamilton General Hospital at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Karla Gilmore (nee Mous), loving father of Gwendolyn (Moin Vafaei), and Corina (Joe Aiello), and step-father of Julia Gilmore. Loving son of Agnes (Nancy) and the late Douglas, Dear brother of Wayne, step-brother John Szureck. Cherished grandpa of Mahdi, Eric, Joseph and Brooklynne.  Predeceased by his first wife Pamela, Son Wayne and brother Peter. George will also be greatly missed by his large extended family and friends. Friends visited at the George Darte Funeral Chapel 585 Carlton St. St. Catherines on Wednesday, April 9 from 7 to 9 pm. A service celebrating George’s life was held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday April 10, 2014 at 11:30 am. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of choice or a random act of kindness in George’s memory would be appreciated by the family. For on-line condolences, please visit www.georgedartefuneralhome.com.

FOWLER Loris Fraser

Fowler, Loris Fraser

May 13, 1942 – April 13, 2014

With great sadness his family announces the passing of Loris Fowler in Drumheller on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Left to mourn his passing are his long-time partner and friend, Doreen Oliver; son, Sean (Laura) and their children, Austin, Dustin and Haley; Doreen’s children, Jeff (Cindy) Oliver and Susan Maruzs; grandchildren, Jasmine Oliver, Ericka (Travis) Anderson and Logan Maruzs; great-grandchildren, Riley and Zoe Oliver; sister, Ella Connors; and brother, Clair Fowler and his family. Loris was predeceased by his wife, Theresa; daughter, Michelle; parents, Roy and Lauretta; and brother, Marvin Fowler. Loris was a member of Active 20/30 and a long time member of the Drumheller Rotary Club where he was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow for service to the club. He was interested in all things rodeo and chuck wagon and paleontology and had a multitude of friends everywhere he went.  A Celebration of Loris’ Life will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Church of Nazarene, 627 – 6 Street E., Drumheller, AB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Loris’s memory to S.T.A.R.S., 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7 or the charity of one’s choice. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca.