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George William

February 5, 1934 – October 5, 2017

George passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife, Faye; sons,Leonard (Frances), Michael, Scott
(Linda); grandchildren and great grandchildren, Curtis (Jessica), Namaya, Kyle, Nicholas (Barb), Bennett, Leonard Jr., Bradley, Dominic, Melissa (Justin),
Veronica, Paten, Elise, Shantel (Daniel), Kaden, David (Kimberley) andAlexander. He is also survived by his brothers, Frank (Irene), Joe (Betty) Jim (Marjorie) and numerous nieces and nephews. George was born north of Redland on the family farm and received his schooling at the
Greyhurst and Redland School. He was a farmer and loved the land. George was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary; his infant brother, David;
his sisters, Blanche and Rosie; as well as his grandson, Andrew. The family thanks the staff at the Wheatland Lodge, the Acute Care Unit at the
Strathmore Hospital and Dr. Manocha for the care and kindness shown to George. Funeral services will be held at Lord of All Lutheran Church, 112 Lakeside Boulevard in Strathmore on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Standard Cemetery, Standard, Alberta. To send condolences, please visit George’s obituary at

Condolences to the family of Maria Carita Alén-Ludwar



Maria Carita

September 18, 2017

In Loving Memory

Maria Carita Alén-Ludwar, 26, passed away on September 18, 2017 after a torturous battle with cancer. Maria is dearly loved and survived by her husband, Adam; her parents, Ann and Duane; her sister, Jessica (Joe); her brother, Oscar; her nieces, Annika and Emma; her paternal grandmother, Lorraine; and her aunts, uncles and cousins. Maria was born in Drumheller, Alberta and spent a happy childhood with her parents and siblings on the family farm in Drumheller and with family in Helsinki, Finland. She attended the University of Lethbridge and graduated to become a passionate and skilled teacher. In 2012, she met the love of her life and spent five fulfilling years building a home and exploring the world with him. Maria and Adam married on July 15, 2017. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, daughter, sister, and aunt whose greatest pleasures were spending time with family and friends, cooking and baking, and being active. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation at A private Celebration of Life will be held in Maria’s memory by family and friends.

Condolences to the family of Ernest "Ernie" Frederick Berg



Ernest “Ernie” Frederick

October 22, 1930 – Drumheller, AB
September 24, 2017 – Calgary, AB

Ernie, beloved husband of 61 years to Rosemarie (nee Hayduk) of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the age of 86 years. Born and raised in Alberta, Ernie was a well-respected business man. He ran a Real Estate company for over forty years. He also ran an Insurance, Travel, Hotel, and Farming business together with his wife. He loved to travel, and travelled to many countries. Ernie was very active in Forest Lawn Businessman’s Association, Lions Club, Jaycees and Rotary Club. Ernie is survived by his wife, Rosemarie; his children, Jeffrey Berg, Shelley (Dave) Renshaw and Randall (Sheilah) Berg; his grandchildren, Joshua (Fallon) Malek, Kristy-Lee (Nolan)Malek, Shane (Melissa) Berg, Bradley (Amanda) Berg, Heather Renshaw, Courtney (Spencer) Crow; his great-grandchildren, Hailie Renshaw-O’Connell and Sage Moos; he is also survived by his siblings, Bernice Llewellyn, Juanita Rolff and Donald McEachren. Ernie was predeceased by his siblings, Vernon Berg and Kenneth Berg. We would like to send a sincere thank you to the wonderful staff that took such great care of Ernie at the Southwood Care Centre, Bonavista unit. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through In living memory of Ernie Berg, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.