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Condolences to the family of Sterling Rae Schneider



Sterling Rae

April 4, 1960 - February 13, 2020

Sterling Rae Schneider passed away suddenly on the morning of February 13th, 2020 at the age of 59. Sterling was born on April 4th, 1960 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, to Stanley Alfred Schneider and Geraldine Brenda Schneider (nee Dunlop). Sterling is survived by his wife Kathy Schneider (nee Glover), sons Cole (Carla) and Ryan (Caitlin), and grandchildren August, Juno and Isla. He is also survived by his mother Geraldine, grandmother Ada Dunlop, brother Rob (Sandra), his nephew Larry, niece Ashley (Brett), sister Tracy (Alvin), nephews Nick and Justin (Brianna), mother-in-law Cecily and sister-in-law Andrea and nieces Kaylin, Keeley and True Glover, as well as best friends Darryl and Lisa Jacques and their kids, Ayrianna (Victor), Dallas, Brady (Janelle) and Austin.
Sterling was predeceased by his father Stanley Alfred Schneider and brother-in-law John Clayton Glover.
Sterling’s true passion in life was his family, with his wife, his sons, and his three grandchildren being the center of his world. Since becoming a grandpa, he loved to spoil his grandchildren, brag about their cuteness, and show off photos to all who would look. Sterling was also known for his love for sports, especially his Dallas Cowboys. He also loved vintage cars, drag racing, and was a technology enthusiast. All who knew Sterling would describe him as such a kind, welcoming, and genuine man, who warmed your heart with his big smile. He had a way of lighting up the room with his presence, a trait that his family and friends will immensely miss.
A celebration of Sterling’s life will be held at the Badlands Community Facility on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, if people choose, a donation can be made to Epilepsy Association of Calgary.

Condolences to the family of Dr. Bertha Elizabeth Wilson



Dr. Bertha Elizabeth

September 27, 1933 – February 11, 2020

WILSON, Dr. Bertha Elizabeth Dip. Ed, B.Ed., M.Ed. PhD, passed away peacefully at Rockyview General Hospital on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 after a brief illness. Bertha, was predeceased by Lowen, her loving husband of fifty years, in February of 2010.
Bertha is fondly remembered by her son Alastair Wilson (Lori), her daughter Fiona (Grant Readman) and her grandchildren Alyssa, Sydney, Malcolm and Trevor.
Bertha was born in Belfast, N. Ireland and attended Stranmillis College where she received a teaching certificate before marrying Lowen in 1960. Bertha and Lowen subsequently immigrated to Canada in 1966, settling in Drumheller, AB. As a lifelong learner Bertha continued her education in Canada as she earned an Early Childhood Services Diploma in 1977 and B.Ed. in 1978. A Master of Education was granted in 1989 and she completed her formal education by attaining a Doctorate in 1993.
Throughout her life, Bertha was an advocate for children and their learning. In Drumheller Bertha began a private Kindergarten program before Kindergarten became part of the public school system. Bertha then worked for many years as a teacher eventually becoming a Director of Curriculum. She then took on the role of Superintendent of the Drumheller Separate System and later, for thirteen years, as Deputy Superintendent of Christ the Redeemer School Division.
Bertha’s leadership in education extended beyond the classroom as she served as a member of the Senate for both the University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge. She was a member of Early Childhood Education Steering committees for the U of C as well as Alberta Education. In addition, she was an active board member of the U of C’s “Centre for Leadership in Learning” acting as its president for one term.
Over twenty years ago Bertha and Lowen moved to Bragg Creek and took joy in the beautiful natural surroundings of forests, rivers and mountains. Bertha moved to Cochrane after Lowen’s passing and had only recently moved to Okotoks. In every setting, it was the natural surroundings that gave her peace.
Bertha took enormous pride in the accomplishments of her family and especially her grandchildren but, above all, she treasured her loving memories of her life with Lowen.
Bertha was greatly loved and will be sadly missed by all her family. A Celebration of Bertha’s Life will be held at Red Deer Lake United Church (West on Highway 22X past Spruce Meadows) on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Bertha’s obituary at
In living memory of Bertha Wilson, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD SE, CALGARY, Ab, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403- 256-9575.

Condolences to the family of Ralph Henry Buzzard



Ralph Henry

May 10, 1928 - February 11, 2020

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that our family announces the sudden passing of Ralph Buzzard, beloved husband of Faye, in Strathmore at the age of 91 years. Ralph was a loving father to Shauna Brandt of Calgary, Michael (Karen) Bunney of Drayton Valley, Clayton (Karen) Bunney of Airdrie, Rick (Wendy) Bunney of Edmonton, Gary (Tammy) Lauder of Okotoks, Laurell (Peter) Bayntun of Penticton, B.C. Ralph is survived by 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He grew up in Rosebud and had spent most of his life in the Rosebud/Redland area before moving to Strathmore 3 years ago.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 20th, 2020 at Lord of All Lutheran Church (112 Lakeside Blvd in Strathmore) at 11:00 a.m.
A Graveside Service will take place at the Rosebud Cemetery on Friday, February 21st, at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
To send condolences, please visit Ralph’s obituary at