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Condolences to the family of George Kallay

 

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KALLAY
George

March 24, 1946 - July 18, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Kallay of Stony Plain, Alberta on July 18, 2020 at the age of 74.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Barbara, his sons David (Lisa), Ian (Mindy); daughter Robin (Daren); grandchildren Peyton, Finn, Ady, Kaydee, Myrissa, Joel; parents Maria and Julius Baji; brother Julius (Pam); nephews and nieces and many friends.
George pursued his passion as a social worker, a volunteer, and a dad. He was his children’s and grandchildren’s biggest fan.
The family is sincerely grateful to the caregivers and staff at The Good Samaritan Stony Plain Care Centre.
A Celebration of Life was held on July 23, 2020 at Stony Plain United Church.
Donations can be made to the Resident Council, Good Samaritan Stony Plain Care Centre, Stony Plain, Alberta, 4800-55 Avenue, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1P9.


Condolences to the family of Eli Gordon Higgins

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HIGGINS
Eli Gordon

February 5, 1990 - July 19, 2020

It is with great sorrow that the family of Eli Higgins announces his sudden passing on July 19, 2020, doing what he loved, riding his motorcycle. He leaves behind the love of his life Marrisa Dumonceaux; his mother Darlene (Mike); brother Patrick and sister Sarah (Ryan). Eli is also survived by his grandmother Kay Stack; grandfather Dan Higgins and grandfather Gordon Bond. His loss will also be felt by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and beloved friends. Eli is predeceased by his father Ron Higgins; grandfather Al Stack; and grandmother Jane Bond. Eli was born February 5, 1990 in Camrose and lived a number of places, including Wetaskiwin and Whitehorse, YT, before his family settled in Cardston in 1996 where he lived until graduating from high school. Eli then moved to Lethbridge where he lived and worked for several years before deciding to pursue a career as an Instrumentation Technologist. He began his courses at SAIT in the fall of 2014 and excelled academically throughout his time at school. During his final year of courses, Eli became president of the International Society of Automation SAIT Student Section which allowed him to utilize his natural ability as a mentor and leader. It was also during his time at SAIT that he met the love of his life, Marrisa. After graduation, he moved to Fort St. John, BC to start his career in instrumentation alongside Marrisa, where they gained several years of experience in their field before transferring back to Alberta and settling in Standard. He inherited a love of motorcycles and all things mechanical from his father Ron and was always willing to teach and pass on his knowledge or offer assistance when it came to
maintenance of the family vehicles. Eli was a kind, generous person who never hesitated to offer a helping hand to those he cared about. He was loved deeply by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on August 9, 2020 at the Severn Dam. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at www.piersons.ca.

Condolences to the family of Dr. David Dunlop Miller

 

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MILLER
Dr. David Dunlop

September 11, 1924 - July 10, 2020

Dr. David Dunlop Miller died comfortably at home July 10, 2020 afternoon with family beside him. Born September 11, 1924 the only child of George and Margaret “Johnny” Miller.
Predeceased by his wife of 28 years Bryda (Egan) in 1977 and mother of his children, Fiona (Gary) Crow, Douglas, Ailsa (Paul) Brereton, Ian (Della) and Alec. Survived by his wife of 28 years, Mary (Horrigan), and her son, Robert Kerkamp. Also survived by grandchildren, Christie, Laird (Meredith), Roan, Kevin (Sammi), Jessica (Tim), Maeve (Stephen), Sheena (Michael), Christopher (Andrea) and Cara, and great-grandchildren, Madeleine, Ronan, Lorcan, Aiden and Larkin.
Our father made his wishes very clear that he wanted to die at his home beside the Red Deer River. Mary, helped by family, homecare staff including Ula and Gord, made it happen, and for that he and his children have been very grateful.
Dad was born in Birmingham but always emphasized his Scottish ancestry. Dad was schooled at Wycliffe in Wales where he made life-long friends. He studied medicine, his much-loved profession, at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. He served as a Royal Marine in various places, eventually
settling into family practice in Woodford Green, UK. In 1966 they decided to emigrate to Canada with the family.
Settling in Drumheller he practiced medicine there from late 1966 until his retirement in 2013. In all stages of his life he made and kept contact with his many friends and the Miller, Egan and Horrigan families.
The Drumheller Mail published a warm story that fills in some gaps. You can read it here.
The family will gather for a small service at St. Anthony’s in Drumheller but due to COVID 19, a much-deserved memorial service cannot be planned at present.
Family gratefully decline flowers, and if desired please donate to Doctors Without Borders Canada, Red Cross or L’Arche Canada.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements. 403-823-2666.