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TRENTHAM Albert

TRENTHAM Albert

TRENTHAM, Albert
June 25, 1921 - October 1, 2013

 
Albert passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on Tuesday, October 1st.   He leaves to mourn his children:  Dave Trentham (Marilyn), Harriet Callaghan, Gerry Braunberger (Gwen), Marion Pierce and Marjorie McNeill (Ron); his much loved grandchildren, Mike, Brad, Jeff (Debbie), Jennifer (Travis), Jolynn (Brian), Rob, Amanda (Ted), Darcy (Shawna),Trisha, Dana (Sean), Candace (Craig), Marie and Scott and his precious great grandchildren Sydney, Matthew, Tyler, Thomas, Emma, Megan, Braeden, Abbigayle, Kody, Quentin, Bryce, Kiana, Kyle, Jake, Lucas, Kate, Ella and John. He will be fondly remembered by his sister Marjorie, and brothers Frank and Bob as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.  Albert was predeceased by his first wife Mildred and subsequently married Margaret Trentham who passed away in 2010.  He was also predeceased by his parents Harry and Annie, brother Alfred and twin brother Harold.  Al was born at home in Ghost Pine Creek on June 25, 1921, 20 minutes ahead of his twin brother Harold.  They were the second oldest of six children.  His father Harry operated the Trentham mine #817 in Orkney.  Al attended Orkney School where he began his lifelong love of sports including baseball, hockey and soccer. Al and his brothers, Alfred and Frank opened a gas station selling gas by pump and by bulk delivery to farmers.   He also trucked a lot of grain and coal. He married Mildred Watt in Dauphin, Manitoba in 1943.  Al and Millie lived in the Orkney district and raised two children David and Harriet.   He continued in his trucking business and also farmed in the area beginning in 1947.  It was at this time that he learned the game of curling which was to become a lasting passion.  When Al married Margaret they lived and farmed in the Morrin area.  After retirement they continued to live on the farm, until they moved to the Sunshine Lodge in 2005.  Al loved to be at home on the farm.  His life revolved around the seasons of planting and harvesting with spring being his favorite time of the year.  He enjoyed visiting, playing cards with family and friends and watching his Cincinnati Reds as well as the Alberta curling teams.  A Memorial Service will be held at the Morrin Community Hall on Saturday, October 26, at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the MS Society of Canada. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666).

MALEY Hilda

MALEY Hilda

MALEY, Hilda
November 25, 1920 - October 2, 2013


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hilda Maley, our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She passed away quietly on October 2, 2013, at the Continuing Care Centre in Drumheller. Born on November 25, 1920, in Smethwick, England, she was an only child to parents Alice and George Hayward. She is predeceased by husband George. An English war bride, she loved to sew and knit and will always be remmebered for her fashionable clothes that she designed, wore and created for all - especially her daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters. She is survived by her daughters Sandi Leeder, Arlene (Chuck) Bickford, Georgina/Jo (Hardy) Kolm, Carolynn Warris, Barbara (Gordon) Reid and Janette Maley and sons Trevor (Sandi) Maley and Earl Maley, as well as 21 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. She is pre-deceased by one grandson. A memorial service will be held at Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle, 245 3rd Street West in Drumheller on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Gordon Reid officiating. A private interment will be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Calgary. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Drumheller Continuing Care Centre.

DILLMAN Basil (Blaze) Samuel

DILLMAN Basil (Blaze) Samuel

DILLMAN, Basil (Blaze) Samuel
February 17, 1923 -October 1, 2013


Basil (Blaze) Samuel Dillman of Drumheller, Alberta, passed away peacefully October 1, 2013 at the age of 90 years. Blaze was born on February 17, 1923 in Oldham, Halifax N.S. to Fairbanks and Margaret Dillman. He was a young man when he moved out west; he drove logging trucks and worked in the mines until he started his taxi business in 1975 until his retirement in 1988. He is predeceased by his; parents Fairbanks and Margaret, sisters; Evelyn and Violet and sons Kirk and Greg Gardner. He is survived by; his wife Val of 37 years, sisters: Hazel, Jean, June, brother Wilford of Nova Scotia, daughters Linda (Dennis), of B.C., Leann Gardner of Winnipeg Manitoba, Corrine Gardner of Medicine Hat, Alberta, grandchildren: Jennifer, Tyler, Kimberly , Justin, Brittany, Stephanie, as well as Great Grandchildren : Kayla, Cale and Nevaeh. A Service of Remembrance was held on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Courtney-Winters Funeral Home. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666).