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Last updateWed, 21 Jun 2017 10pm

Condolences to the family of Terry James Casey




September 6, 1945, Wetaskiwin, Alberta
- June 14, 2017, Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sorrow that we announce that Terry died suddenly at home in Calgary. Terry was born in Wetaskiwin, and graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education. He went on to enjoy a teaching career that lasted over four decades. He spent most of his teaching years in Drumheller, where he and Anne raised their family. They retired to Calgary in 2010 to enjoy a rich cultural life, time with family and travel adventures. Terry enjoyed his life very much, from curling with the ARC seniors in the winter, to hunting in the fall, to camping in the summer. He also loved the outdoors and making wine as a hobby, but his greatest pleasure was spending time with his family. He was a real handyman, and was always in demand in the family for building projects and repairs. Terry was a quiet, gentle, humble man; his kindness and generosity enriched many lives. He will be greatly missed. He leaves to mourn his wife and best friend of forty-two years, Anne Morgan; his son Evan (Candace); his daughter, Eirlys (Jason), and his six grandchildren, Jayden, Callum, Piran, Aled, Niav and Ariana. A Celebration of Terry’s Life will be held at Deer Park United Church (77 Deer Point Road S.E.) on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the church. Condolences may be forwarded through In living memory of Terry Casey, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-256-9575.

Condolences to the family of William (Bill) Robert Thompson



William (Bill) Robert

February 9, 1926 - June 16, 2017

William (Bill) Robert Thompson of Bassano, beloved husband of Della Thompson, passed away in Bassano on Friday, June 16th, 2017 at the age of 91 years. Bill was born in Calgary on February 9th, 1926, the oldest child of Bob and Blanche Thompson of the Duck Lake area, where Bill grew up with his siblings, George (Shorty), John and Betty. He spent the majority of his life farming and recalled the old days fondly. Bill would tell many stories of working the land, travelling by horses and pioneer days, as the history books call them today. He married Ellen Holsten of Rose Valley, Saskatchewan on December 5th, 1959. Together they established a farm and a life in this rural area. Bill enjoyed hard work, carpentry and socializing with the community. He could be depended on to always lend a helping hand. Bill and Ellen retired in 1993 and moved to Bassano. Shortly after, Ellen passed away. Bill met Della Cannon through the Bassano Senior’s Drop In Centre. They were married on October 11th, 1997 in Bassano. Together they enjoyed bowling, shuffleboard and caring for their lawn and garden. The cherry trees in Bill’s backyard provided many jars of delicious jam for family and friends. Bill and Della moved into the Playfair Lodge in Bassano in 2013, where Bill enjoyed cribbage, reading, good music and visits with friends and family. One highlight last summer for Bill was the Thompson family reunion, where he entertained the younger generation with stories of the past. Although Bill is gone, his memory will live on through his many friends and family. He was predeceased by his first wife Ellen, sister Betty, and brothers, Shorty and John. Bill is survived by his loving wife Della, her family and many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 23rd at 2:00 PM from Knox Presbyterian Church. Pastor Dan Hendrickson officiating. Interment to take place at 1:00 PM from Bassano Cemetery. In memory of Bill, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Bassano and District Health Foundation, Box 120, Bassano, Alberta T0J 0B0.
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Condolences to the family of Rosino (DeGiano) Ewing



Rosino (DeGiano)

Rose joined her beloved husband Louis, on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, after a brief stay at the Grande Prairie QEII Hospital, at the age of 95.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm, at Delia Hall in Delia. Lunch will be provided, everyone is welcome. Memorial donations may be made to STARS (1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7). Condolences may be sent by visiting