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OBST, Georg “George” Johannes

OBST, Georg “George” Johannes

OBST, Georg “George” Johannes

After a lengthy illness, George, age 83, passed away peacefully with his daughter by his side. Besides his devoted wife Lydia, George is survived by his daughter Gisela, son Nils (Marjorie), and cherished grandchildren Renate (Greg), Daniel (Kirsten) and Marcus (fiancee Jennifer). He was also blessed with four great-granddaughters, Hayleigh, Sienna, Ava and Erica. George was predeceased by his mother Hedwig Obst (Germany). He is lovingly remembered by his brother Wolfgang (Urda) and family in Dobeln, Germany. George will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family wishes to express their thanks to the Drumheller Acute Care Centre medical staff, as well as Dr. Neffgen, Dr. Jordan and Dr. Tlhape for their compassionate care. A Memorial Service will be held at Courtney-Winters Funeral Home, in Drumheller, Alberta, on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Mario Basque officiating. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of their choice.   

GERODO, Elizabeth

GERODO, Elizabeth

GERODO, Elizabeth
May 18, 1921 - December 25, 2011


Elizabeth, a long time resident of Drumheller, passed away at the Drumheller Hospital after a brief illness. Liz, as she was known to her family and friends, was born in Melitopol, Russia. She came to Canada in 1926 with her parents Justine and Jacob, and her siblings Nick and Katie. Liz attended schools at Creighton, Munson and Midland. In 1945, she married Joseph Gerodo, who was working in the mining industry. She was predeceased by her husband Joe and a son Dale. She is survived by her daughter Wendy Sisson and sons Alvin, Gary and Joe Jr. Also left to remember her are nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, brothers Nick (Jean), Ed (Shirley), and Betty Sandulak, and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at a later date, to be announced in The Drumheller Mail. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the local Hospital Auxilliary or a charitable organization of your choice.   

Joa (nee Quinney), Jayna Viola

Joa (nee Quinney), Jayna Viola

Joa (nee Quinney), Jayna Viola
December 20, 2011


We are saddened to announce the passing of our dear wife, mother and Nana; Jayne Viola, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at the age of 73 years at the Drumheller Hospital.  She is lovingly remembered by her husband Harold of 52 years; her daughter Cheryl (Marty) Elkes; her son Blair; her 2 precious granddaughters Shelby and Brinley Elkes; her brother and sisters Bruce (Margaret-Ann), Margaret (Brian) Finn, Susan (Allan) Stewart, Marylou Anderson; brother and sister-in-laws Irene Sather, Helen Thompson, Mildred Anderson, Gerry Joa and Pat Joa as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  Jayne is predeceased by her mom and dad, Isabell and Sydney; her brother Ron; brother and sister-in-laws Art Joa, Norbert Joa, Marie Edwards, Ray Joa, Rita Edwards and Leonard Joa.  Jayne was born in Toronto and raised in Ottawa.  In the late 1950’s she moved to Red Deer, Alberta where she met Harold in 1958 and then started their family life together.  In 1968 they moved to Drumheller where she worked at Highway 9 Express and as a receptionist in the dental profession until her retirement in 2001.  Jayne was an avid sports enthusiast, whose passion was curling and in later years she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and travelling with Harold. But what she found most enjoyable was watching her granddaughters grow up and to be the pride and joy in her life.  A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 151 - 3 Street West, Drumheller on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers a donation in Jayne’s name may be made to the Lupus Society of Alberta, Suite 200, 1301 – 8 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 1B7 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Suite 100, 119 – 14 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta  T2N 1Z6.  Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca.