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BELL, Carlie Joyce

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BELL, Carlie Joyce

Carlie Joyce Bell, much loved daughter of Les  and Cathy Bell, passed away on May 23, 2011 after a brief illness. She is survived by her parents, her grandparents, Joyce Bell, and Ruth and Gus Wahl, her sister Kirsti Ann, brothers Nathan and Evan, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She is predeceased by her grandfather, Gordon Bell. Carlie was raised on a farm in the Orkney community, attended and graduated from Three Hills School. She was involved in the Orkney Presbyterian Church, 4H and students council. For the past seven months, she worked and traveled in New Zealand and Australia. Carlie was so grateful for the opportunities given to her and she made the most of them. She felt extravagantly loved by God and firmly supported by her family and friends. From that vantage point, Carlie ventured off into life in this world and the next. In lieu of flowers, you may wish to donate to STARS, Samaritan’s Purse or Wilderness Ranch Camp.

 

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GIBSON, Allen Vaughn

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GIBSON, Allen Vaughn
March 21, 1962 - May 28, 2011


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Allen Vaughn Gibson of Drumheller, Alberta.  Following a lengthy illness, Allen passed away, with his family at his side, on Saturday May 28, 2011.  He will forever be missed and remembered by his brothers Larry (Betty Challand), Bill (Sheila), Jim (Wendy); sisters Marilyn Hay, Pat Stevenson (Tom); his aunt Doris Irving and his numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces.  He will also be missed by his extended family at the Drumheller Bankview Residence and DARTS. Allen was predeceased by his loving mother and father, Bill and Edna Gibson, his grandparents William and Julia Gibson and Jim and Marie Snell and all of the Uncles, Aunts and Cousins who loved him so dearly. Allen was born in Three Hills, Alberta, the youngest of five siblings. He was an integral part of our family and he faced his many challenges in life with a strong determination and a remarkable spirit. His quiet presence and unconditional friendship and love greatly affected all individuals with whom he came in contact. His gentle and caring nature was a perpetual comfort for his family, friends and community. In his younger years, Allen was an ardent sportsman, winning many accolades and awards in the Special Olympics and bowling.  He also enjoyed skiing, swimming and playing pool. He was a passionate Calgary Flames Fan and faithfully supported the team through thick and thin. He had a deep appreciation for music and loved to dance, almost always being the last one to leave the floor. Allen was also a cowboy at heart. His enthusiasm and cheers at the Calgary Stampede were almost as strong as when he was watching the Calgary Flames…..almost as strong. Most of all, Allen loved not only life and people but every living thing. He was a man of few words, but his actions spoke volumes, often setting the bar by reminding us of our own good fortune. Little Al, you were and are our angel. The memories of the happy times that you gave us help ease the grief that we now feel. There will be a visitation for Allen at Courtney-Winters Funeral Chapel at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 2, 2011. The funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Friday, June 3, 2011 at the Courtney Winters Funeral Home with Reverend Jerry Beskowine officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined.  For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in the memory of Allen to DARTS, P.O. Box 1447, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y0 or Special Olympics Alberta, 11759 Groat Road, Edmonton Alberta, T5M 3K6 (www. Specialolympics.ab.ca/giving). Our sincere thanks to Dr. Maseka, the dedicated nursing and support staff at the Drumheller Health Centre and all of the wonderful and caring individuals at DARTS for taking such good care of our guy. Courtney-Winters Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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JUTRAS, Janie

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JUTRAS, Janie
May 11, 1917 - May 24, 2011


Janie, beloved mother,  grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully at Bowview Manor, Calgary surrounded by her loving children.  Janie was born at Sheil Farm, Scotland, moved to Essex, England at the age of 11. There she met and married Joe Jutras May 17’ 1945 and moved to the Jutras family farm in Drumheller where they raised their family.  She has lived the last 9 years in Calgary near family.  Janie is lovingly remembered by her children Marie (Reg), Sandra (Fred), Alan (April), Anne (John), Terry (Valerie), 15 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.  Janie was predeceased by her husband Joe and her granddaughter Karen.

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