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Condolences to the family of Helen Margaret Veronica Windle (nee Bonertz)



Helen Margaret Veronica
(nee Bonertz)

February 1, 1950 - November 2, 2019

It is with a heavy heart that we announce on November 2, 2019 that Helen passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Helen was predeceased by her husband Gregory, her parents Francis and Annie; and her best friend and sister Leeanne. She is survived by her three children: Brett, Rebecca (Steven) and Allison (Phil); her grandchildren: Isobel, Sarah and Jamie; furry friend Espin; her siblings: Jeannette (Bob deceased), Shirlee (Stan), Marjorie, Kathy, Jim (Val), Judy (Lynn), Richard (Carol), Annette, Donna (Dawn), Denise (Bo); seven sisters-in-law, seven brothers-in-law and many Bonertz and Windle nieces and nephews.
Helen grew up on the family farm in Twin Butte and enjoyed many adventures with both her Mother and her siblings. Once they moved to Pincher Creek, she met Greg and married in 1972. The adventures continued as her family grew and the love she had for her children and grandchildren was unmatched.
Helen retired from nursing with Bethany Care Centre after 20+ years of service and made friends with all her patients through her sassy remarks, jokes, killer laugh and smile.
Her ashes will be laid to rest with her mother and sister in Pincher Creek, Alberta. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 1101 Main St E, Pincher Creek AB at 1:00 p.m. Donations can be made in Helen’s memory to a charity of your own choice. To express condolences please visit
Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes Ltd. (High River) 403 652 2222.

Condolences to the family of Joseph Scott Patterson



Joseph Scott

January 10, 1940 - November 2, 2019

Joseph Scott Patterson, 79, of Strathmore, AB, passed away on November 2nd, 2019, from congestive heart failure, at Sagewood Long Term Care Facility in Strathmore, AB. Joe will be laid to rest at the Carbon Cemetery on Saturday, November 9th, 2019. His wishes were to have a private graveside service, and a family and friend memorial service to celebrate his life. The memorial service will be held at the Carbon Community Center on Saturday, November 9th, at 2:00 pm.
Joe was born on January 10th, 1940, in Redland, Alberta. As a young man, he worked on the family farm and then
operated his farm for 45 years in Redland, Alberta. Joe met the love of his life, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Sabean, in
1982 and moved her and her son Scott to the farm in 1983. They had a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony on June 28th, 1986 and made a happy home for many years to follow. During this time, his passion for farming flourished and he diversified into the cattle-calf business. It was amazing to watch him work with these large animals. He enjoyed spending time camping, visiting Nova Scotia, and the many lobster boils in the gazebo. In August of 1995, Joe had major heart issues and required triple bypass surgery. Due to his health, he had to retire from farming. But once a farmer, always a farmer, and it was a hot topic at many family meals and functions.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Patterson, his stepson, Robert ‘Scott’ Hewey
(Laurianne) from Carbon, AB., and stepsons Reigh Hewey (Wendy) and Craig Hewey (Jenny). He also had
six step-grandsons, one step-granddaughter, two step-great-grandsons, and one step-great-granddaughter.
Additionally, he is survived by his brother Frank (Irene) Patterson and Jim (Marge) Patterson. Joe is preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Patterson; his brothers George and David Patterson; sisters Blanche Manuliak and Rosie Robbs; and his niece Linda Hill.
The family of Joseph Patterson want to send heartfelt thanks to the Drumheller Hospital acute care staff and
Dr. Olfert for the four months of care they gave Joe on the onset of his illness in February of 2019. As well, the team at Strathmore’s Sagewood AgeCare Facility and Dr. Young for the care they provided during his final few months of life.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial tribute may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, or online at in memory of Joe. To send condolences, please visit Joe’s obituary at .

“Joe, your loving heart, gentle nature, and life’s wisdom will live on in all the lives you touched.
Love you forever and always.”
~ Betty Patterson and Scott & Laurianne Hewey

Condolences to the family of Garry Jones




June 4, 1939
Calgary, Alberta
October 30, 2019
Airdrie, Alberta

It is with great sadness that the family of Garry George Jones announce his passing at his home in Airdrie, AB on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the age of 80 years.
Garry was born in Calgary on June 4, 1939 to George and Phyllis Jones. He was raised on the family farm east of Crossfield. Garry had a passion for agriculture and his farming career began with his father in 1958. On
November 20, 1959 Garry married the love of his life,
Brenda. They farmed together until moving to Crossfield in 1988. Over the course of the years to follow, they lived in Vancouver, Drumheller, wintered in Arizona and this past June moved to Airdrie.
Garry is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Brenda; his children Mark (Diana), Leanne (Jens), and
Todd (Tracey); his grandchildren Cori (Kyle), Mallory (Ryan), Heather (James), Travis, Kurt (Melissa), Jeff,
Jennifer (Parker), Megan, Ben, Sam, and Trisha; and great granddaughter Emília. Garry was predeceased by his
parents, George and Phyllis Jones.
A Celebration of Garry’s Life will be held at the Crossfield Community Hall (900 Mountain Avenue, Crossfield, AB) on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Reception to follow. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to STARS Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB
T2E 8M7, Tel; 403-295-1811;, or directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.
A tree will be planted in living memory of Garry Jones.