Last updateSat, 29 Aug 2015 5pm



LEBLANC, Roy Rodney

August 10, 2015

Roy Rodney LeBlanc received his permanent fishing license on August 10, 2015. Roy is survived by his high school sweetheart Donna who together raised their beautiful children Roy (Angela), Rodney, Randy (Colleen), Ashlee, Reese, Mike (Tara) and blessed with six wonderful grandchildren Colby, Chase, Katelyn, Dannie, Hunter and Harrison. He is also survived by his parents Roy and Donna, sisters Debbie (Jim), Cindie (Dwight), Tamie (Russell), Connie (Chris), Valerie (Doug), Grace (Danny) and Donna’s family Maxine (Jack), Alfred (Marylou), Carmen (Norm), Darwin (Michelle), Mike and many nieces, nephews and cousins. All who knew Roy were entertained by many of his pranks and his fantastic stories. Roy was an extremely avid hunter and fisherman. He taught his daughter, his boys, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and whoever had the time, how to fish. He loved to work in his garden at home. He worked in the oilfield throughout his life. A celebration of Roy’s life will be held Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rosedale Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to his loving wife Donna.

Gone Fishin’
(The Fishermens Prayer)
Delmar Pepper

I’ve finished life’s chores assigned to me,
So put me on a boat headed out to sea.
Please send along my fishing pole
For I’ve been invited to the fishing hole.

Where every day is a day to fish,
To fill your heart with every wish.
Don’t worry, or feel sad for me,
I’m fishin’ with the Master of the sea.

We will miss each other for awhile,
But you will come and bring your smile.
That won’t be long you will see,
Till we’re together, you and me.

To all of those that think of me,
Be happy as I go out to sea,
If others wonder why I’m missin’,
Just tell ‘em I’ve gone fishin’.



HEMMING, Wilbert (Wil)

August 9, 2015

Wil Hemming was received into his Savior’s arms on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at the age of 81 years.  He grew up in Saskatchewan on the family farm and started logging in Ontario at the age of 15 years.  After this time, Wil moved to Calgary where he enjoyed trucking.  It was here that he met the first love of his life, Myrna and they were married in 1957.  Later, he was kept busy for many years as a building and maintenance supervisor.  Wil’s faith and family were the most important aspects of his life.  He was very active in the Lutheran Church and lived his faith through his actions and the charities he supported.  In June of 2012 he married the second love of his life, Lorna.  Wil is survived by his loving wife Lorna; six children Grant, Lana (Shane) Williams, Clint (Lynn), Brad (Gabriela), Lesa (Terry) Fuller and Kent; brother Lorne (Mary); seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Wil is predeceased by his first wife Myrna; sister Bernice and brother Stan.  A Funeral will be held at FOOTHILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3104 34 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor David Bode officiating.  Interment will follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery.  If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the charity of one’s choice or to the Lutheran Hour Ministries, 210 Lawrence Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2M 1Y4.  Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca
Telephone:  403-297-0888
Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial

JAMES, Kristina

JAMES, Kristina “Tina” Rae
December 10, 1972 - July 28, 2015

Kristina Rae James, our beloved ‘Tina,’ passed away on July 28, 2015. Tina was born on December 10, 1972 in Cereal, Alberta, the only daughter of Merilyn & Don Dziatkewich. Tina received her education at Oyen Public School. After high school, she spent a year at Olds College, taking an employment course. She then moved to Drumheller to enter the D.A.R.T.S. program. She competed in many Special Olympics meets around the province, including the Canadian Nationals in Calgary. Tina qualified for the Summer Games twice, in Spruce Grove and Wetaskiwin. She also went to the Winter Games in Ft. McMurray. She competed in track and field and 5-pin bowling. While Tina was living in Drumheller she caught the eye of Don James They fell hard for each other and were married on May 14, 1994. This union was blessed with two great sons, Brian and Dylan. Tina and Don moved to Cereal with Brian where Don was employed with Special Areas. Dylan soon completed their family. They later moved to Oyen and gained many new friends. Here they did extra jobs, such as picking up garbage, shoveling snow and doing yard work for people. Tina loved to go to the movies, play games on her phone, and spend time with her kids. She loved babies and was always happy for new moms. Tina liked to walk up town and go for coffee with Brian at Deb Mart. She always loved people and greatly enjoyed visiting with the many friends that dropped in. Tina is survived by her husband Don; sons Brian and Dylan; parents Don and Merilyn Dziatkewich; brother Gerry; mother-in-law Alice Hoare of Drumheller; brothers-in-law Ted (Jen) Hoare of Hanna, James Hoare of Drumheller, Mike Fast, and Larry James of Edmonton; niece Victoria; aunts and uncles Edna and Murray of Innisfail, Wayne and Joy of Ferintosh, Harold of Wetaskiwin; many cousins whom she dearly loved; and Jody Rude, her best friend “BFF” since they were little girls. Tina will be greatly missed. Funeral Service was held Wednesday, August 5, at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Oyen, Alberta. Officiating Clergy was Bonnie Burke. A tribute was given by Kris Dahl and James Hoare and special music was provided by Jack and Robbie Shields. Hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “Just A Closer Walk With Thee.” Honorary Pallbearers were Brock Lindblad, Kris Dahl, Melissa Dahl, Struan Heath, Tami Olds, Colin Dahl, Brandon Lee, and Corey Loran. Memorial tributes may be directed to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, #124, 430 - 6th Ave. SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8; Big Country Hospital Foundation, Box 150, Oyen, Alberta, T0J 2J0; or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Following the funeral service, family and friends were invited to a luncheon hosted by the Cereal and Oyen United Church Ladies in the Legion Hall. MacLean’s Funeral Home of Oyen in care of arrangements.

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