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Last updateWed, 17 Jan 2018 11am

Condolences to the family of Louis Hlasny





Louis, beloved husband of Louise Hlasny, passed away December 22, 2017 at the age of 86. Louis is survived by his wife Louise, daughters Karen (Garry) Sorenson, Gail (Harry) Schneider, Dalene (Ronald) Whitehead. Sons Kenneth (Sharon) Lundin-Hlasny, Barry (Cindy) Lundin – Hlasny, Darcy (Rhonda) Hlasny. Having two families, he had numerous grandchildren; three great grandchildren. He is survived by his youngest brother Stephen (Doloros) Hlasny; and cousin Emilia Volnikova, and numerous relatives in Slovakia. He was predeceased by his parents Stefan and Katerina Hlasny, and brothers Edward, and John Hlasny. Louis was born in Drumheller, Alberta. Louis was an avid fisherman and an outdoorsman throughout his life. He lived in the Hamlet of Newcastle, next to the creek that flowed into the Red Deer River. The events that occurred there was a treasure to behold with friends and his youngest brother. He retired from the CPR Railroad after a 38 year career. A memorial service will be held at Calgary Crematorium Chapel, 3219-4th St. N.W. on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Reception to follow at the funeral home.

Condolences to the family of Roy Uhrich




January 18, 1936 - December 23, 2017

Roy passed away at home with his
loving wife Stella of 59 years by his side. He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Mable Uhrich, brothers Eddy, Brian and Frankie, sister Mable and nieces and nephews. Roy will be affectionately remembered by wife Stella, daughters Joanne (Steve) Dedul, Lee (CharBrace) Uhrich and favorite granddaughter Karly Jo Bodnarchuk, as well as brothers Garry (Marge) Uhrich, Glen (Lucy) Uhrich, sisters Helen Schrock, Carolann Jarvis, Cindy Bailie (Brian), sister-in-law Maryanne Uhrich, brother-in-law Ted (Peggy) Ginger as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Roy was a professional driver with just under three million accident-free miles to his credit. His daughters and granddaughter were his greatest joy. He enjoyed playing music with his friends and riding his Harley into the sunset. Thanks to Dr. Ram and Candace for everything. Special thanks to our neighbour and friend Yola Yearly for her support and contribution to the luncheon. Scott from Courtney-Winters Funeral Home was fabulous with helping the family at this sad time. We would like to thank Freson Bros. in advance for providing the food for the luncheon. As per Roy’s wishes, there will be a memorial luncheon at the Royal Canadian Legion on Centre Street in Drumheller, Saturday, December 30 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance or the Alzheimers Society.
“The road goes on forever and the party never ends.”

condolences to the family of Rev. L. Virgil Lawrence




Rev. L. Virgil

1935 – 2017

The family of Rev. L. Virgil Lawrence announces that he passed from this earth on December 17th, into the presence of the Lord. Virgil was born in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. The only child of Wesley and Fern Lawrence, he grew up in logging camps and on farms. His family moved to Edmonton when he was a teen, and he graduated from East Glen High School. In 1954, he attended Northwest Bible College in Edmonton, where he met the love of his life, Nina. They married in 1956, and, after graduation, set out to plant Pentecostal churches across Alberta. Churches they planted or pastored over the years include Stony Plain, Hinton, Alliance, Forestburg, Drumheller, and Innisfail. Virgil also served four years in the PAOC district office, as the Christian Education and Youth Director. Planting churches does not offer a salary, so, in the early years, Virgil also put his carpentry skills to good use to support his family, via his own home construction company. Upon retirement in 1999, he embarked on his final building project, building a family home in Penhold, where he operated a small wood-working business and began making toys. An avid outdoorsman, Virgil was well-known for his epic hunting and fishing stories. He had a special love for children and always lit up when his grandchildren and great grandchildren visited. Even in his retirement years, he continued to engage in ministry, serving as a visitation pastor and chaplain in local seniors’ lodges. Virgil is lovingly remembered and missed by his wife and four children: Sharolyn (Rafael) Sanchez of Penhold, AB, Carolee (Duane) Lutz of Evansburg, AB, Danielle (Theo) Klooster of Penhold, AB, and Murray (Karen) Lawrence, of Calgary, AB, as well as 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Virgil will be celebrated at Home Church, 1 – England Way, Red Deer County, AB on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossroads Ministry Canada (100 – Huntley Street), PO Box 5100, Burlington ON L7R 4M2 or through the web site at Condolences to Virgil’s family may be emailed to
Meaningful Memorials Funeral Service
Red Deer 587-876-4944