July 18th, 2018

October 12, 2016

By Obituaries on October 12, 2016.

1917 ~ FOWLIE ~ 2016

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at WESTMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 101 – 6th Street SE, on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Chelsea Masterman and Dr. Shane P. Andrus co-officiating. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Frank’s memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association, #300, 1725 – 10th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3C 0K1 or a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent thought http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Frank Fowlie. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599


1927 – 2016
James Bruce Major, beloved husband of Irma Major, passed away in Bow Island on Friday, October 7, 2016 at the age of 89 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Evangelical Free Church, 214 – 4 Avenue West, Bow Island on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 214 – 4 Avenue West, Bow Island on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides his loving wife Irma, Bruce is survived by his children Robert Major of Taber; Iris (Leslie) Martens of Bow Island and their children Cheryl Martens (Bernie Green), Cameron (Christy) Martens (children Alayna, Kierann and Natalie), Colleen (Blake) Johnson (children Ellianna, Jolen and Elkanon), Conrad (Amy) Martens (children Aidyn, Callie, Ryder and William) and Cevin Martens; Beverly (Andrew) Dykstra of Burdett and their children Angie (Ken) Pringle, Nick (Karyn) Dykstra (children Isabella and Logan) and Danielle (Devin) Hermanson (children Marshall and Afton); Linda (Richard) Drader of Prince George, British Columbia and their children Christopher Drader, Robbynne Drader and Zane Drader. He is also survived by his brothers Don (Rita) Major and Gordon Major; in-laws Gordon Blanchard, Carol Dezaeyer and Andrew (Eileen) Dezaeyer as well as many nieces and nephews who knew and loved him.
He was predeceased by his son David Major; great grandchild Mckenzie Hermanson; parents William and Jean Major; siblings Norman Major, Ellen Blanchard and Wallace (Doris) Major.
Bruce was born to William and Jean Major in Unity, Saskatchewan on August 26, 1927. He spent his early life learning farming from his dad on their family farm. Bruce met and married the love of his life, Irma, on March 25, 1949 in Onoway, Alberta. Bruce enjoyed a various places of employment until he returned to his love of farming and settled outside Burdett. After his retirement, Bruce continued to help out at the farm, now owned by Beverly and Andrew Dykstra.
Besides his wife, Bruce’s loves included restoring antique tractors, helping out at the farm, spending time with family and friends, playing cards, gardening and being a part of his church family.
Bruce will be remembered for his sense of humor, visits to the farm, love for coffee times at the Rolling Pin Bakery and doting on his bride of sixty seven years.
Bruce will be lovingly remembered his wife, four children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Bruce’s name may be made directly to the Bow Island and District Health Foundation (Palliative Care wing for furnishings), Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Mrs. Violet passed away at Leader, Sask on October 7, 2016. A Graveside Funeral Service will be held in Medicine Hat on Friday, October 14, at 11:00 AM at Hillside Cemetery.
Visitations for Mrs. Gans will be held at Cooks Funeral Home, Medicine Hat, from 10AM to 10:45 AM Friday, October 14 prior to the Graveside Service. All those attending please gather at Cooks Funeral Home prior to the service for the procession to Hillside Cemetery. A reception for family and friends will be held In the Reception Centre at Cooks Funeral Home following the Graveside Service. Those who wish may remember Mrs. Gans with a gift to the Canadian Cancer Fund or your local Diabetes Foundation.
Binkley’s Funeral Service, Maple Creek and Leader, in charge of arrangements 306-662-2292. http://www.binkleysfuneralservice.com


Louise VanRentergem of Redcliff passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016, at the age of 95 years, beloved wife of the late Ted VanRentergem. She leaves to cherish her memory her nine children, Guy VanRentergem, Anne Hodgson, Colleen (Frank) Glasgo, Danny (Charlotte) VanRentergem, Brigitte (Brian) Collinge, Inga (Archie) Eremenko, Debbie (Dale) Luscombe, Rita (Spike) Glasgo and Ken (Colleen) VanRentergem as well as all her loving grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Ted on September 8, 1998. Louise loved her yard, flowers and spending time knitting. Up until just 6 months ago, Louise took great pleasure in yoga and attending exercise classes with all the Redcliff ladies. She especially enjoyed the companionship of her little dog, Keshia. At Louise’s request, no funeral service will be held. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Louise VanRentergem, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence.
Funeral Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2

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