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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.

LARSON Martha

LARSON Martha

LARSON, Martha
October 27, 1920 - November 27, 2012

Martha Larson passed away peacefully on November 27, 2012 at the Drumheller Continuing Care Facility where she resided for nearly six years. Martha was born in Trochu on October 27, 1920 to Jacob and Mary Schneider. She attended school in Trochu and later went to work for the Jim Hays family of the Howell Lake area, near Huxley. It was there that she met and married Olaf (Olie) Nygard, recently from Norway, in 1939. Their son, Kenneth was born in 1941. Soon after, the family moved to Trochu where daughter, Betty Anne, was born in 1945. Olie passed away in 1961. Martha then became assistant matron at Golden Hills Lodge in Three Hills. It is here she met Arnold Larson and they were married July 6, 1963. After several moves, they built a house northeast of Carbon. In 1976 they moved to Three Hills where they enjoyed their retirement. In 2005 Martha and Arnold moved into The Golden Hills Lodge and then to Drumheller Continuing Care in 2007. Arnold passed away December 31, 2010. Martha was active in the Knox UCW, and Trochu and Three Hills Senior Drop Ins. She will be remembered for her baking, knitting, hardanger, quilting and her meticulous housekeeping. Martha made a cross stitch quilt for her daughter, daughter-in-law, and each of her grandchildren as well as Hardanger runners. Many friends will also remember good times playing canasta, picnics, and drives in the country. Martha is survived by her son, Ken (Dorothy) Nygard of Carbon and Betty Anne (John) Voytechek of Three Hills, four grandchildren: Joanne (Ken) Miller, Steven Nygard, Dean (Sandra) Huxley, Carrie (Todd) Vader, and four great-grandchildren: Paige and Conal Miller, Jennalee and Rieley Jensen. Martha was predeceased by brothers: Peter, Jack, John and Edwin Schneider and two infant sisters as well as Christine (Rudy) Gehring and Minnie (Sig) Meyers. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr.’s Nahornick and Olfert and the staff at Drumheller Continuing Care for the devoted, kind care they showed to both Mom and Dad. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Knox United Church or to a charity of your choice. Services entrusted to Kneehill Funeral Services Ltd., Three Hills. 403-443-5111.

BEAUCHAMP Maria

BEAUCHAMP Maria

BEAUCHAMP, Maria
March 21, 1923 - November 26, 2012

With heavy hearts we say “Goodbye” to our Mom. It will be great comfort to know she is reunited with her son Jack. Maria Beauchamp of Drumheller passed away peacefully on November 26, 2012 at the age of 89 years. Maria was born in Handlova, Czechoslavia on March 21, 1923 on the first day of spring. Maria went to school in Czechoslavia and then later came to Canada on November 2, 1933. Maria lived in Wayne, AB until January 26, 1937 and then moved to Taber, AB from 1945 to 1946. She then moved back to Drumheller in 1946 and lived in Midland. Maria worked as a telephone operator, Administrative Assistant and then she worked for AJ Samuel Plumbing and Heating. Maria loved gardening, crocheting, knitting and baking which kept her busy. She was also a great socializer. Maria was also a member of the CWL. One of her achievements was graduating from Garbetts Business College. Maria is survived by; her three daughters Marilyn (Brent) Moss, Chris (Michele), Shane (Myra), Kiran and Kayden, Geri (Scott) Cole, Marnie (Trevor), Courtney and Colby, Ross (Rosie), Eva Jill (Bruce) Wade, Kyle (Claire), Oliver, Steven (Martina), as well as two sons: Jack (deceased) (Debra) Beauchamp, Matt (Jane), Mike, Jennifer (Mike) Brynn, Bob (Chris) Beauchamp, Toni-Lynn (Pat) Jonathan and Alex, Bobbi, Desiree (Josh), Luke, Kael, Melanie, Adam (Ashley), Elli and Sydney, as well as her two sisters Julia Kinsley and Lillian Dobish. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7-8 P.M., on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at Courtney-Winters Funeral Home 199-2nd Street West, Drumheller, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Friday, December 7, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, with Father Mario Basque officiating. Donations may be made in honour of Maria to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation (Continuing Care) 351-9th St N.W. Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1 (Continuing Care) Attention: Linda Ames.