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Condolences to the family of DALTON LAVERNE JEFFREY


JEFFREY, Dalton Laverne


It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Dalton Laverne Jeffrey of Red Deer announce his passing on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the age of 83 years. After being diagnosed with lung cancer in January, Dalton’s wish was to remain at his home. He passed with his wife Marg and all their children by his side. Dalton will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Marg; children Bev (Larry) Hartel, Keith (Gaylene) Jeffrey, Carolyn Carr (Glen Anderson), Neil (Denise) Jeffrey and Ray Jeffrey. Also to cherish Dalton’s memory are his grandsons T. J. (Jess) Hartel, Cass (Jess) Hartel; granddaughters Robyn and Callie Jeffrey and Kim (Jason) Archer; great grandchildren Lena and Evie Hartel and Mathew and Blake Archer; sisters Beryl (Peter) Guzak and Merrilyn Asquin as well as numerous other family members and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Doris Zeal Jeffrey; father James Mervyl Jeffrey and his stepmother Lena Smith Jeffrey. A time to celebrate Dalton’s life has been held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dalton’s honor may be made directly to The Lending Cupboard Society, 5406 C - 43 St., Red Deer AB T4N 1C9. Condolences to Dalton’s family may be emailed to MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS Funeral Service, Red Deer 587-876-4944

Condolences to the family of JOAN PATRICIA JENSEN


JENSEN, Joan Patricia

March 8, 1927 - September 5, 2016

Formerly of Strathmore and ROSEBUD, AB, Joan passed away peacefully at the Prince of Peace Manor supported by her loving family. Celebrating her life with many memories are her daughters Judy (Earl) McLeay and Diane (Peter) Melanson; Annie (Tony) Silletta; nine grandchildren: Lee Gallaugher, Anica (David) Volpi, Dan (Carrie) Gallaugher, Jolene (Ryan) Schwartz, Marc (Tanis) Melanson, Dustin (Michelle) McLeay, Tracey (Darcy) Forbes, Patrick Silletta and Luke Silletta; fourteen great-grandchildren: Claudia, Daniela, Ava, Benny, Kylie, Vivianne, Brody, Owen, Ethan, Finley, Derek, Ryland, Jackson and Madelyn. She was predeceased by her husband Wally (2013); son Dan (1974); sisters Rosemary and Betty; and by brothers Raymond and Deane. Joan was born to John and Millicent (Vigar) Martin on March 8, 1927 in Drumheller, AB. A daughter of pioneers, she grew up on the family farm in the Rosebud Valley, attending Severn Creek School and completing teachers training at the U of Calgary in 1946. She returned to teach at the Hutterite colony and Redland, later substitute teaching in Wheatland County. On May 3, 1947, she married Wally Jensen, her life-long companion and best friend. They became proud and loving parents of Danny (1948), Judy (1951) and Diane (1953). Joan and Wally were married 65 years, farming, travelling, camping, and enjoying many activities with beloved family and close friends. In 2002 Joan and Wally retired to Strathmore. Joan continued to enjoy the farming experience and family farm now owned and operated by her grandson Dan, Carrie and Benny Gallaugher, up to her passing. Always an athlete, Joan excelled at track and field, enjoyed softball, later acquiring skill and enjoyment golfing, snow skiing, water skiing, and windsurfing. She was always there to encourage and support others. Referred to on occasion as the “Roadrunner”, she covered many miles on her daily walks in fields, on country roads and in town. Joan believed in community and over the years, was very involved in various community groups and activities. An incredibly hard worker, she farmed, she hosted numerous family and friend gatherings, she was an avid gardener, she was birthday cake and cookie maker extraordinaire. Mom/Grandma/GG has been our matriarch, our inspiration, our role model, and a friend to so many. She will be sorely missed. Rest in peace. The family wishes to express special thanks to Dr. Nariman Marzouk (Marlborough) and the staff and health care providers at Prince of Peace Manor for their kindness and care of Joan and family. A Service in Celebration of Joan’s Life will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home, 1515 - 100 Street SE, Calgary on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Dawn Nelson officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of the Last Supper, Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, we would ask that if desired, a donation in Joan’s memory be made directly to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation or to a charity of the donor’s choice. To express condolences, please visit:

Condolences to the family of CONNIE CORRINE BERCHTOLD (Raisbeck)


BERCHTOLD Connie Corrine (Raisbeck) CCR

April 14, 1962 - August 24, 2016

With heavy hearts the family of Connie Corrine Berchtold (Raisbeck) announce her passing on August 24, 2016 in Drumheller, Alberta. Connie was born in Drumheller, Alberta, on April 14,1962 and lived most of her life in Morrin, Alberta. She loved spending time with her husband Tom, hunting and fishing. She especially enjoyed trips to Creston, BC and the Kettle Valley, visiting Tom’s family. Connie lived life to it’s fullest, she was fierce, she was strong, and always had something to say, but most of all, she loved to laugh and spend time with friends. She is survived by husband and best friend Tom Berchtold, daughter Nicole Kashuba, granddaughter Emelia, son Wes Kashuba (Taylor), stepson Nathan, Mom/stepfather Mary & Don Jackson, siblings, Brenda (Tom), Clay, Randy, Kathy (Gordon), Margie (Laverne), DeeDee (Calvin), Anna-Marie, Tracy, and special friend Colleena. Her BC family, mother-in-law Maureen, sisters-in-law, Barb (Steve), Violet (Avrid), brothers-in-law Fred (Yoyo), Miles, and numerous Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Connie is now keeping good company as her dad Grant, father-in-law Frank, stepson Ryan, nephews Justin, Sheldon and Shane, predeceased her. A celebration of Connie’s life was held in Morrin on August 30, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Canada in (Connie’s memory) or any charity of ones choice.