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Condolences to the family of Margaret Jean (McArthur) Dickson



Margaret Jean (McArthur)

February 23, 2018

Margaret Jean Dickson passed away on February 23rd, 2018 at Carleton Place, Ontario at the age of 98. Jean was predeceased by her beloved husband Ronald, her siblings Cliff McArthur and Jack McArthur. She is survived by her sons Gary (Arlene) and Bruce (Gisele) and her grandchildren Lynn, Jennifer, Michael and Stephanie and great grandchildren Myla, Brooklyn, Charlotte, Jett and Benjamin. She married Ron in 1944 and they moved to Drumheller where Ron started his dental practice and they raised their family. Jean belonged to two bridge clubs and was an active volunteer in the United Church and later a member of PEO. Jean and Ron retired to Victoria, B.C. Over the years, they wintered with friends in Hawaii, California and Arizona. She never lost her love of dancing, Hawaiian music, and get togethers with friends. She lost Ron to Alzheimer’s in 2004. The family will hold a private memorial service and suggest any who wish to memorialize Jean’s life might consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth.

Condolences to the family of Harley Allan Zachary Ohlhauser


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Harley Allan Zachary

February 12, 2018

It is with great sadness and deepest regrets that the parents of Harley Allan Zachary Ohlhauser announce his birth and sudden unexpected passing. Harley Ohlhauser was born and died on February 12th, 2018. Harley was predeceased by his maternal grandfather Pat DeCecco (1983), his paternal great-grandparents Phillip Bossert (2005) and Juanita; his sister Destiny Lenfesty (2001) and great uncle (Papa) Allan Bossert (2017). Little Harley leaves behind his Daddy, Kyle Ohlhauser, his mommy, Jennifer DeCecco, his four sisters, Kaysia, Danika,
Sky-lee and Tatum and his brother, Malakai; his maternal grandmother Elaine Mundorf, maternal great-grandparents Roy and Shirley Mundorf, his paternal grandmother Karen Shamber (Rick), great-grandma Helen and many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and friends. Kyle and Jen headed for the hospital in labour, ready and excited to finally meet their son. Tragically, while in labour, the placenta detached due to preclampsia. Harley weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. Memorial service to be announced. Thank you to the hospital staff in Stettler and to Courtney-Winters Funeral Home.

Condolences to the family of Gail Garvin




January 10, 1945 - January 8, 2018

It is with deep sadness that the family of Gail Garvin announces her sudden and unexpected passing, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision near her home in Rockyford, Alberta, on January 8, 2018, just two days before her 73rd birthday. Gail leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband John, sons John Jr., Trevor (Sheila), and Troy, her grandchildren Amanda, Johnny, Ashley, Oliver, Dakota, Cole, and Danika, sisters Yvonne and Helen, brother Wayne, nieces, nephews, and a lifetime of friends. Passed before her were her parents Raymond and Louise, brothers Raymond and Frank, sister Betty-Lou, and beloved granddaughter Katelyn. Gail was born in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, and met the love of her life, John Garvin, when she travelled to Toronto to pursue a career in banking. John had also travelled to Toronto from Calgary to attend school. East met West and resulted in a vibrant marriage and several successful family business ventures ranging from photography in St. John’s to a family restaurant “DunRovens on Main” in Rockyford. Gail’s all-embracing focus was family, and her sons and their families were her pride and joy. As a lifelong team, John and Gail supported each other, their immediate and extended families; many, many friends and their communities. At their 50th wedding anniversary in 2015, the impact she had on all was very evident. Gail was a very kind, wise and generous woman, who touched all who knew her, and she will be sorely missed. She would ask us to find a song or poem to share to help all the others who share this loss with us to help ease their way.

It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone.
A part of us went with you, the day God took you home.
If tears could build a stairway, and heartaches make a lane,
we’d walk our way to heaven, and bring you back again.
In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still,
in our hearts you hold a place that no one could ever fill.

Our thanks to the Rockyford Fire Department, Emergency Medical personnel and STARS, and the doctors, nurses, and care team at the Foothills Hospital that are helping John with his recovery. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Rockyford Community Hall at 1:30 p.m. To send condolences, please visit Gail’s obituary at