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Condolences to the family of Ann Horn

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January 4, 2024

It’s with great sadness to announce the death of Ann Horn who passed away unexpectedly on January 4, 2024. Ann Susie Horn was born in Vanderhoof, British Columbia. Her parents were Cornelius and Agnes Funk.
Predeceased by her first husband Terry Horn and daughter Sherry Horn. As well as her deceased siblings Peter and wife Marge, Jacob and wife Jessie and niece Darlene; Issac, Willie and wife Sarah, sister Mary and husband Bill.
Survived by common law partner Allan Poynter, granddaughters Alisha and Brianna. Great grand daughters Alessia and Isabella. Also survived by her sisters Wilma and husband John, and Lois and Don and numerous nieces and nephews.
She moved to Calgary in 1969 where she met her first love, Terry Horn. Ann did not drive and had ordered a cab, Terry was her cab driver and he asked her out the minute he saw her. They spent 35 years happily together and introduced their daughter Sherry Horn to the world in 1972. They loved family camping trips and would often plan weekend trips to BC to cut down wood for their fire place. Ann and Terry both had a great love for Country Western music and had hopes to go to Nashville once they had retired. Ann worked at Bow Valley Retirement Center in Calgary for over 25 years. She had such a loving heart for the elderly population and would often pride herself on helping others. Ann and Terry both retired in 2008 and bought a home in Drumheller. Terry passed away in 2009. Ann joined many community groups such as the Legion and the Red Hatter Society. She was a social butterfly who was unapologetically herself. She loved to chat with people and get to know them, often asking about their daily plans and ‘what’s for dinner tonight?’. Ann rekindled her friendship with Allan after the passing of his wife. Ann and Allan had both went through similar situations where they had lost their significant others and found great joy in keeping each other company and being there for one another. Ann and Allan got together in 2010 and they found such joy in going on day trips to the city, listening to music and talking. Allan didn’t mind driving Ann to do the shopping but he wasn’t one for going inside. He started bringing a book because he knew Annie would be inside talking to people for awhile.
Ann made multiple trips to Ontario to visit her granddaughters and was very excited to be a great grandma. She didn’t like to be called grandma because she felt as though that aged her and preferred to be called Grams. Ann was so proud of her granddaughters and was known for always talking about them. Ann was a huge Flames fan and would sit at the end of the couch yelling ‘ye ha’ every time they scored. Monday nights we knew not to call because she liked to watch her wrestling. She would always make her famous chip dip, blueberry pancakes and delicious desserts and would give people desserts for Christmas. Ann loved deeply and fiercely. She was extremely thoughtful and generous. She will be greatly missed as she was surely one of a kind. A celebration of life will be held in the spring and the date will be announced at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and stroke Foundation.


Condolences to the family of Ercole "Erc" Morelli

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Morelli
Ercole “Erc”

1932 - 2024

It is with deep sadness that the family of Ercole “Erc” John Morelli announces his peaceful passing, surrounded by family, in his home on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at the age of 92 years. Born in Drumheller, Alberta, Erc started work in the coal mines with this brothers, to help provide money for the family. He worked on farms stacking hay bales for a dollar a day, drove taxi, and delivered fuel and furniture. The stories he told us!
Erc met Faye, our mother from Wayne, Alberta, getting married in 1955, and started their family. With his wife and two young daughters in tow, Erc followed the rigs, roughnecking from town to town all over Alberta and British Columbia. In 1961, Erc and Faye settled in Red Deer, with a third daughter, and soon welcomed a son. Erc continued in the Oil Business until retirement.
Dad retired and so with mom, began their motorhome days with their dog Pilou. Wintering in their Phoenix condo, they hosted visiting family and friends for many years.
Dad, being an avid golfer, championed “eight” holes-in-one on the many golf courses covering both Canada and the U.S.
In 1993, after 38 years of marriage, we lost mom. After time, dad met Connie in Phoenix with a relationship lasting over 25 years until her passing in 2020.
A father figure to many, he will be remembered by all who knew him. Erc leaves behind his four loving children, Roxanne (Mike), Toni (Bob), Trudy, Vince (Holly), his six grandsons, Matthew, Clayton, Nicholas (Danielle), Ali, Michael, Tony, and his two great grandsons, Eli and Ethan, who were shining lights and a breath of fresh air to their Great Grampa. He will also be missed by his sister Rita in Calgary, Alberta, his sister-in-law Linda in Airdrie, Alberta, and Lenard and Terry in Beaumont, Alberta, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dad kept his connections to Drum with frequent family trips to see our grandparents and family.
Erc was predeceased by his dear parents, Nazzareno and Margherita, his brothers, Marcello, Alfonso, Mario, Rio, and his sister Annie.
Dad was a pioneer in the oilfield, a man of his word, and a true legacy of a father. He was our hero. We will miss him.
Funeral took place on February 2, 2024 at Sacred Heart Church, Red Deer, Alberta.

Condolences to the family of Darrel James Primrose

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Darrel James Primrose of Rumsey, Alberta unexpectedly passed away at the age of 60 years old. He was a beloved partner, brother, dad, uncle and grandfather.
Darrel was born in Stettler, Alberta, to Ron and Carol (McNeight) Primrose. They lived in the Rumsey Community area during his early school years then Ron and Carol made the decision to move up to Camrose to join in the family farming operation of the McNeights’. He attended school in Camrose until his high school years where he then transferred to the Stettler high School to complete his education. In 1980, his mom and dad had purchased a farm in the Botha area. Darrel loved farming so he couldn’t be happier farming alongside his dad and Grandpa Don.
In 1989, Darrel married Nadine Turner and they were blessed with two sons, Garret and Justin. They lived in Rumsey in the early days while Darrel drove truck. Eventually, his passion to farm brought him back to his dads farm at Botha. They enjoyed many happy years there. Life brought on many changes that eventually brought Darrel back to us in Rumsey where he purchased an acreage in the Northwest corner and settled in driving truck with Hodge Brothers and later with Sharpe’s Trucking Ltd.
Darrel’s favorite hobby/passion were his trucks. He knew more about trucks, tractors, farm equipment than most of us. If you needed advice before buying something, we all consulted Darrel. His favorite was his Old Red, 1976 GMC 1500, 4X4. Darrel had a love for the outdoors, farm sales, snowmobiling, camping and 4 wheeling. To head out to the west country to eat a hotdog, sit around the campfire and be with his favorite people was his idea of heaven. He loved his hotdogs. He was that kind of guy that always had a story to tell to family and friends and to lend a helping hand.
He is survived by his loving partner, Christa Neufeld; sons Garret Primrose (Taylore) and granddaughter Hensley Primrose, Justin Primrose and stepson Jordan Verhoeven; sister Lori (Bob) Holm; nephews Stephan, Dylan, and Liam; aunts: Patricia (Charlie) Pierce, Irene Primrose and Myrna McNeight; cousins: Bradley Primrose, Greg Primrose, Shelley (Dave) Hodge, Connie Primrose (Jason Doyle), Brett (Brenda) Pierce, Wesley (Laura) Pierce and Jason Pierce, Darren (Sheila) Garbe and Susan Garbe. There are many more great aunts and great uncles plus several 2nd, 3rd, and 4th cousins. The family may be large but they were all very close so he will be sadly missed by all family and friends.
Darrel was predeceased by his father Ron in 1997; mother Carol McNeight in 1984; uncle Donnie Primrose in 2009; grandpa Donald Primrose in 2010 and grandma Helen (Clausen) 1987. Darrel’s grandpa Vernon McNeight passed away in 2001; grandma Isbele McNeight in 1977; uncle Ron McNeight in 2002; and aunt Shirley (McNeight) Garbe in 1980.
A Celebration of Life was held in Darrel’s Honor on Friday, January 26, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. at the Rumsey Community Hall, Rumsey, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, the family would request that you donate to the Rumsey Fire Department, Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice in Darrels’ memory. Condolences may be sent to the family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com. Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements 403-742-3422.