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ELWORTHY Robert (BOB)

Elworthy, Robert (BOB)

April 3, 2014

Robert (Bob) Elworthy of Bowden passed away suddenly at home on April 3, 2014 at the age of 57 years.  Born in Zweibrücken, Germany, Bob enjoyed golfing, fishing, camping and especially the annual fall hunt in November.  Loving father and friend to many, Bob was known for his easy going and generous nature, laid back attitude, his sense of humor and infectious laugh.  He was always quick to lend a hand to anyone who needed it.  Bob is survived by his daughter Brooke Bertschi (Justin Osness); grandsons Evan and Jace Bertschi; friend and partner Christine Lyttle; brothers Bruce & Gordon (Rosanna) Elworthy; nieces Sarah Elworthy and Kathryn Badger and nephew Jeffrey Elworthy.  He was predeceased by his wife Vickey and parents Bill and Frances Elworthy.  Memorial services were held on Wednesday April 9, 2014 at Heartland Funeral Services Chapel, Olds.  Interment was held at the Bowden Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the MS Society of Canada or charity of choice.  Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

RIGGS Gordon “PORKY”

RIGGS, Gordon “PORKY”

December 12, 1960 - April 12, 2014

It is with heavy hearts, we announce that Gord passed away on April 12, 2014 in Rocky Mountain House, with his family by his side.  Gord fought a long, difficult battle with diabetes, resulting in heart disease, renal failure and amputations.  “PORKY” lived his life to the fullest, he worked hard and played hard.  “PORKY” had a heart of gold, he would do anything for his family and friends.  In the last few months, Gord was blessed with a special caregiver and best bud JoAnn Campeau.   Gord is survived by his mom, Shirley Riggs, his sister Deb Wynia, nieces, Corinna (Lee), Jenna (Colin), one great nephew, and one great niece, brother, Terry (Brenda) Riggs, sister, Lisa (Troy) Wolf, nephew, Colton, niece Jessica, stepdaughter, Candice Hunter (Derek), wife, Allison Riggs, and a lifetime of friends. Gord was predeceased by his Dad, Vern Riggs, brother-in-law, John Wynia, and uncle, Lloyd Riggs. A celebration of Gord’s life will be held Thursday April 17, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. from The Morrin Community Hall with Pastor Skip MacArthur officiating.  If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta.  Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

DAVIS George Orton

Davis, George Orton

April 5, 2014

It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of George Orton Davis on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Hamilton General Hospital at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Karla Gilmore (nee Mous), loving father of Gwendolyn (Moin Vafaei), and Corina (Joe Aiello), and step-father of Julia Gilmore. Loving son of Agnes (Nancy) and the late Douglas, Dear brother of Wayne, step-brother John Szureck. Cherished grandpa of Mahdi, Eric, Joseph and Brooklynne.  Predeceased by his first wife Pamela, Son Wayne and brother Peter. George will also be greatly missed by his large extended family and friends. Friends visited at the George Darte Funeral Chapel 585 Carlton St. St. Catherines on Wednesday, April 9 from 7 to 9 pm. A service celebrating George’s life was held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday April 10, 2014 at 11:30 am. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of choice or a random act of kindness in George’s memory would be appreciated by the family. For on-line condolences, please visit www.georgedartefuneralhome.com.