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KOOPMANS DIRK

KOOPMANS, Dirk

September 16, 2014

Surrounded by his loving family, Dirk has gone to be with Jesus his Savior on September 16, 2014, after a long hard battle with Parkinson’s. He is now at rest. Dirk was born in Ternaard, The Netherlands, moved a year later to Weirum, where he loved to live. He immigrated to Canada with his family in 1954. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Maaike, Drumheller, AB, daughter Alice (Peter), Aimee (Kelby), Lethbridge and Chris, Kyabram, Victoria, Australia, son Stephen (Gwen), Bobbie-Jo, Michael, Summerland, BC, son John (Darlene), Joanna (Tim) Chloe, Amanda and Kenny, daughter Barb (Bob), Ben (Chloe), Nick (Alanna) and Sarah, Airdrie, AB, son Greg (Jennifer) and Josh, Beaver Falls, BC, daughter Sylvia (James), Genis (Jared) Chanel, (Amaya) Lethbridge, AB, Teshia (Mason) Drumheller, AB and Justin, Coaldale, AB. Dirk’s first passion in life was his family, until his passion grew when his grand kids came along. He loved going on adventures in the hills or anything that allowed time with them, even with a mischievous grin saying, “Don’t tell Grandma!”. His second passion was flying. He purchased his very own Fleet Canuck in pieces, built and restored the plane to fly many years with it. To combine his 2 passions was almost heaven. Dirk was predeceased by his youngest son, Jimmy, his parents, his brothers William and Tom, and his granddaughter Carrie. Much gratitude and thankfulness goes out to Dr. Olfert, Hanna Continuing Care and Drumheller Continuing Care for their compassion and kindness. A funeral service was held September 20, 2014 at Grace Community Church officiated by Marvin Menssa in Drumheller, Alberta.

BROST EDNA (Berreth)

BROST, Edna (Berreth)

November 19, 1920 - September 20, 2014

Edna Brost (Berreth) of Airdrie, Alberta, formerly of Carbon, Alberta passed away peacefully on September 20, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Edna was born in Beiseker, Alberta.  On August 1, 1940 she married the love of her life, Melvin Brost and together they raised their five children on the family farm near Carbon.  She will be deeply missed by her children: Glenn (Linda) Brost, Diana Krenzler, Wayne Brost, Marian (Myron) Bettcher; brothers: Floyd (Sharon) Berreth, Ray (Elsie) Berreth; sister, Helen (Ed) Christianson, twelve grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Edna was predeceased by her husband Melvin, parents William and Matilda Berreth, son Ralph Brost, and sisters Dianna Berreth and Violet Daubert.  A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow in the Garden of Everlasting Life, Mountain View Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of donor’s choice. To express condolences, please visit: www.mountainviewmemorial.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home, Reception Centre & Crematorium, 1605 - 100 Street SE (GPS: 242013 - 100 Street SE), Calgary, AB (403) 272- 5555. 

NEWTON TREVOR WYNFORD

NEWTON TREVOR WYNFORD

NEWTON, Trevor Wynford

October 14, 1936 - September 20, 2014

Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend passed away peacefully on September 20, 2014 at St. Mary’s Health Care Center, in Trochu, Alberta. Trevor was born in Drumheller, Alberta on October 14, 1936 to Margret and George Newton. He passed away at the age of 77 years old.  Trevor is survived by his wife Mary, they were happily married for 47 years. Together they raised three children: Darcy (Donna) Newton, Denise (Mike) Daniels, and Brian (Amanda) Newton; seven grandchildren, Kali (Kody),  Colton (Sallie-jo), Shaylee, Tessa, Brenn, Brianna and Ashton; and one great-grandchild Daxton. Trevor is also survived by his brother David (Judy) Newton, nephew Keith Newton, Cindy (Jim) Krywchun, and Debbie Newton; brother in-law Jon Michaylow, brothers and sisters-in-law Elsie (Erick) Hatt, Doris (Lorry) Cawiezel, George (Cher) Pennock, Alan (Darlene) Pennock, Margret (Len) Sharpe, Gene (Betty) Pennock, and numerous nieces and nephews. Trevor was predeceased by his parents George and Margret Newton, his brother Allen, and sister Joan. He is also predeceased by his mother and father in-law, Laura and Harold Pennock. Trevor was raised on a farm located on the east side of the Red Deer River valley, overlooking the Toleman Bridge. In his youth, he worked for numerous farmers before venturing on his own doing general trucking. Trevor settled down with his wife Mary. They purchased and ran a grocery store in Rumsey, as well as a grocery store in Trochu. During this time Trevor also worked as a janitor at the Rumsey school for 27 years, as well as road construction with the MD of Starland County. Mary and Trevor also purchased and ran hotels in Grande Prairie, Rosedale, Trochu, and Bowden. All these ventures and life experiences gave Trevor many stories to tell. Trevor made a lot of friends throughout his life and was able to meet many people that became dear to him. Trevor could turn one cup of coffee into a whole pot of coffee while he told stories and talked to anyone who would listen. Trevor loved animals and there was never a shortage of them at the Rumsey Game Farm. Trevor raised almost every unusual animal there was. In the end his farm is mainly bison, which he dearly loved and was very proud of. A celebration of Trevor’s life will be held at Rumsey community hall on September 30th at 2 pm. Donations in Trevor’s memory may be made to STARS Air Ambulance, or to the Alzheimer Society. Funeral arrangements in the care of Prairie Winds Funeral Home. 403-442-2200.