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McPHERSON, Shelley Dean

McPHERSON, Shelley Dean

McPHERSON, Shelley Dean
February 20, 1943 - November 29, 2012


Shelley Dean McPherson passed away at home on November 29, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Drumheller, Alberta, on February 20, 1943, the oldest child of Charles and Mary Sue Smith, and had many happy memories of her childhood there. Shelley is survived by her mother of over sixty years, Josephine Smith of Drumheller, Ken Dyer, her partner of thirty-nine years, her two children, Laurel (Phil) and Heather (Mike Kerr) and four grandchildren: Ryan, Katherine, Samantha, and Ben. She also leaves her brother Del (Dale), sister Linda (Ernie), sister Carol, and brother Don (Bonnie), four cousins - Arden, Patricia, Rod, and Gary - will mourn her passing as will six nieces and nephews, and Ken’s family in New Zealand: Owen (Cherry), Barbara (Stoney), Alison, and many others. In the early 1960’s, Shelley lived in France, Belgium and Germany where her former husband, Don McPherson, was a navigator with the RCAF. Upon returning to Canada, she made Courtenay her home for the past forty-five years. For many years, Shelley, enjoyed working at Lavers Department Store and Home Hardware. Shelley was predeceased by her mother in 1949, her father in 1997 and an infant daughter, Mairi Joy in 1969. Special thanks to Dr. McFadden and to the home care nurses for their care and kindness to Shelley, and to the many friends and neighbours who have expressed their love with phone calls, flowers, cards and visits during her brief illness. She will fondly be remembered for her sense of humour, beautiful smile and she will be missed by all who knew her. There will be no service at her request.
“All that we love deeply
becomes a part of us.”

SOMMERVILLE (LLOYD) Meiriona (Iona)

SOMMERVILLE (LLOYD) Meiriona (Iona)

SOMMERVILLE (LLOYD), Meiriona (Iona)
June 4, 1925 - November 24, 2012

It is with tremendous sadness, we announce the death of Iona Sommerville. Iona passed away peacefully at the age of 87 at the Sundre Hospital, surrounded by her loving husband, nieces, nephews and extended family. Iona will be missed
by all her friends and family. Iona was born in Caerbryn, Wales to Henry and Margaretta Lloyd, the second youngest of six children. The family came to Canada in 1929, settling in the Stewart District of Peace River. Her brothers John, Leonard, Glyn and sisters Elunid and Olwen have pre-deceased her. Iona received all her schooling at the log school house at Stewart. In the early 1940’s the family moved to Victoria. On March 1, 1952 Iona married Mick Potter and lived in Morrin and Coleman. Mick passed away in 1984 while they were living
in Calgary. In 1990 she married Sandy Sommerville and moved to Sundre. Iona was fantastic at crafts, painting and knitting, winning several awards and ribbons. She also was a great cook and is famous for her fabulous desserts and always had time for a card game. Iona loved carpet bowling and she and Sandy made various trips to carpet bowling events. In 1998 Sandy and Iona were on the team that won the Canadian Gold Medal for the Seniors Carpet Bowling. Among
some of her memorable trips were cruises to the Caribbean and Alaska. Left to mourn are husband Sandy of 22 years, stepsons Wayne (Maureen), Bruce (Darlene) and Ian (Brenda) Sommerville, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held at the Sundre United Church on Thursday, November 29th at 1:00 PM. To
honor Iona, in lieu of fl owers, donations may be made to the Sundre
United Church. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Sundre entrusted with
arrangements. 403-638-4393 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

BERNARD Vivian Louise

BERNARD Vivian Louise

Bernard, Vivian Louise
August 9, 1956 – November 25, 2012

Vivian passed away peacefully on November 25th in Hanna, AB. Vivian is survived by her loving son Zachary, her mother Shirley, and Brothers Leonard, Brian, Vince (Tia). Her loving nephews Randal, Austin, Colton, Tyler, Chance, Liam as well as nieces Paige, Jaycee, Erin & Nicole along with numerous aunts & uncles on the Paquette and Gallagher sides of the family. Vivian was predeceased by her father Leo. In lieu of fl owers donations can be made to Big Country Victim Service, Box 1030, Drumheller, AB., T0J0Y0 and The ALS Society of AB., #250, 4723 – 1st Street SW, Calgary, AB., T2G 4Y8 Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday December 5, 2012 at 11:00 am at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Drumheller. Drumheller Funeral Services 403-823-0160.