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BERGOS, Marjorie

- January 12, 2015

On January 12, 2015, our much loved mother Marjorie Bergos passed away peacefully at the age of 92 years with her family by her side. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Lynne (Roland) of Edmonton, Barry (Christine) of Calgary and Joanne of Edmonton. Marjorie will also be fondly remembered by Margaret Clem of Kamloops, Jeanne Barr of Edmonton and Alex (Dorothy) Bergos of Drumheller as well as eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and extended family members and friends. She was predeceased by husband Peter, brother Jack and grandson Jeremy. Marjorie was born and raised in Vancouver and met Peter while he was stationed there during World War II. Married in October1946, they moved to Grainger, Alberta, then on to Bowden. After many happy years in Bowden, they retired to Olds. Marjorie always loved to garden for which she won many awards, participated in church activities, and was a 50 year member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion. Marjorie lived in Edmonton for the last 5 years, close to her family. A Memorial Service was held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Highlands United Church at 11305 - 64 Street NW, Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada ( would be sincerely appreciated. The family is grateful for the compassionate care provided by Dr. Paul Kivi and the staff at the Devonshire Care Centre. To send condolences, please visit
     Foster & McGarvey Funeral Home
10011-114 Street, Edmonton
(780) 428-6666



KOCH, Doris Elaine

March 16, 1950 - January 11, 2015

Doris Elaine Koch of Drumheller, beloved wife of Allan Karl Koch, passed away suddenly on January 11, 2015 at the age of 64 years. Doris was born in Saskatoon, SK on March 16, 1950 to Arnold and Matilda Fuhr of rural Saskatoon. Doris attended school in Saskatoon and later, high school in Kelvington, SK. Doris and Allan married in 1967 and made a home together in Saskatoon. Doris was a wonderful mother to her three children: Tracy, Kelvin and Trina. Doris later continued her education and attended Red Deer College, obtaining her diploma as a Chiropractic Assistant. Doris and Allan later would spend several years as Foster parents at Prince Albert, SK. After returning to Alberta in 1989, Doris worked at Home Hardware in Didsbury. Doris’ last 15 years have been spent happily employed at The Drumheller Mail. Doris enjoyed spending her time with a good book and being with her children and grandchildren. Besides her loving husband Allan Koch, Doris is survived by; her daughter Trina (Mark) Hall, son Kelvin (Christie) Koch, as well as Grandma’s little princess Brianna, daughter of Trina and Mark, one sister Dianne (Cliff) Berscht, as well as many nieces and nephews. Doris was predeceased by her parents Arnold and Matilda Fuhr and her daughter Tracy Koch. Doris did not wish for a service, however anyone wishing to make a donation may give to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta & N.W.T. Room 124, Professional Building 430-6 Avenue S.E. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 2S8. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666).



RIGGS, Donald

January 5, 2015

On January 5, 2015, Mr. Donald Riggs of Edmonton, AB, formerly of Drumheller, AB, passed away at the age of 70 years. Donald is survived by his nieces, Cindy Van Eaton, Belinda and Michelle Garnett; nephews, Mark and Shawn Abramenko; great-niece, Candice Mah; great-nephew, Benjamin Speager and caregiver, Tracy, who was a very important part of Don’s life.  Predeceased by parents, Anne and Clifford Riggs and sisters, Linda and Darlene. Thank you to the nurses and staff at Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre Unit 4Y for their compassionate care Funeral Service Wednesday, January 14 at 6:00 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.  Interment Thursday, January 15 at 2:00 p.m. in Morrin Cemetery, Morrin, AB.
To send condolences, visit
Park Memorial
Edmonton 780-426-0050
Family Owned Funeral Home,
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