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RUTZ, Alfred James

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RUTZ, Alfred James
1920 - 2010


It is with profound sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our dearest Father, Alfred James Rutz on August 28, 2010.  Al leaves to cherish his memory two daughters: Georgi (Allan) Schinnour of Calgary, Patsy (Tom) Stokalko of Drumheller and one son, Randy (Judy) of Drumheller; much loved granddaughters: Michele (Jeremy) Ellis, Christine  Schinnour, Laura (fiancée Darryl), Jennie, Amy and Alison Rutz, grandson Bobby  Rutz (Maureen) and three precious great granddaughters:Madison, Breanne and Raiya. Dad will be fondly remembered by Madeleine’s brothers and sisters and their families. Dad was born in Youngstown, AB. on October 20, 1920 completing his education at Lexington School and the Square Deal School.  Dad was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, joining in July 1941 working on the Lancaster Bomber as a mechanic.  He was based in Middleton, St. George, England.  He was released in September 1945, taking some rehabilitation trade training and joined Manufacturers Life in 1949.  Dad moved to Drumheller in July 1950 to take over this territory. On May 11, 1946, Dad met Madeleine Rogers and they were married September 23, 1950.  In June 1951, they were fortunate to acquire the general insurance and real estate agency from Gordon E. Taylor.  Dad and Mom were successful, well respected business people, owning and operating Rutz Agencies for 35 years.  Dad was a member of the Insurance Brokers Association since 1959. Randy and Judy purchased the business in1986 and Dad was very pleased to have “My Pal Al” (Alison) join the business as the third generation in 2009.  Hobbies included fishing, hunting, curling, barbequing in the earlier years and golfing was certainly his favorite sport.  Dad was proud to be the Southern Alberta Baseball Association Rep in 1970 for the Hopewells Championship Baseball Team that Randy played on. Dad was a dedicated member of the Order of the Eastern Star Ruth Chapter #55 and served as Worthy Grand Patron in 1986-87.  He was an active member of the Al Zahra Shiners, the Eheyeh Chapter #27 and the Symbol Masonic Lodge #93. Our Dad was a very kind man and a true gentleman.  We are very proud to be his children.  Dad was a good man with strong principles and values with a sense of fairness, honesty and respect for all.  For the past five plus years, Dad’s home was the Drumheller Continuing Care.  He felt so safe and well looked after and he always said “they sure do take good care of me here”.  We would like the caregivers to know how much Dad and we appreciated their kindness and respect.  We would also like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Maseka, Dr. Tlhape and the wonderful nurses and staff of the Acute Care Wing for their efforts in ensuring Dad was well taken care of  - we are grateful for your caring and concern.  We would also like to say a special thank you to our special nurse, Laura Rutz for looking after her Papa through a very difficult time.  We are very comforted by the fact that Dad will be greatly missed by many and we thank everyone for their kind words.  Dad was a very special man.  Dad was predeceased by his father, Frank Rutz in October 1970, his mother, Irene Rutz in November 1986 and his beloved wife, Madeleine in May 1995.   They have waited a long time to be together again.  Funeral services will be held at the Drumheller Knox United Church, 195 – 3rd Avenue, Drumheller, AB on Friday, September 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM.with interment in the Drumheller Cemetery. Lunch will be served at the Knox Church Hall following the Graveside Service. If friends desire, Memorial Donations may be made to the Drumheller Health Center, Recreation Therapy Department - Special Purpose Fund,  351 – 9th Street NW., Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1. Courtney–Winters Funeral Chapel are in care of arrangements.  403-823-2666.     

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DAWSON, Mitchell Russel

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DAWSON, Mitchell Russel
March 9, 1995 - August 27, 2010

It is with greatest sorrow and heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Mitchell Russel Dawson. He was taken from us at the age of 15 years. He leaves to mourn his mom Lindy Dawson / Brian Carriere; Grandmother Dorothy Dawson; Great Grandmother Vera Glover; Grandpa Steve and Grandma Sharon Wolchina; Aunts and Uncles: Terry and Sabrina Couturier (Colby, Tanner, and Shellbi), Ken and Linda Glover (Caralee, Aaron, Ally, Kayla, Kendra & James Finkbiner), Ken Glover and Jill Rasmussen. Mitchell was predeceased by Grandpa Russel Glover and his Great Uncle Tim Glover. Mitchell was born on March 9th, 1995 in Drumheller, Alberta. He grew to be a very inquisitive and curious boy. He was carefree and easy going. It was a pleasure to be in his presence. Mitchell attended DCHS, where he was to begin Grade 10. With heavy hearts we say “Until We Meet Again.” Mitch we love you forever. Our family sends our deepest thanks to all the EMT’S, Doctor’s, Nurses and anyone else who worked so hard to try and save our Mitchell. Funeral Service will be held at the Church of the Nazarene, Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 at 2:00P.M., with Reverend Mac Jones officiating. Interment to follow in the Drumheller Municipal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Asthma Association. #11402 University Ave Aberhart Centre 3rd floor, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2J3. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.

 

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BOSCH, Jarrett

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BOSCH, Jarrett
December 2, 1991 - August 18, 2010


Jarrett Richard Bosch was in a hurry to come into this world; born three months prematurely on December 2, 1991 in Saskatoon, SK and sadly Jarrett left us prematurely on August 18, 2010; too young and too soon in his hometown of Drumheller, AB. Jarrett leaves behind to mourn him his loving Dad Rick, Mom Janice and younger Brother  Connor, his ‘Baba’ Joyce Skomar, Auntie Joanne Skomar and his Auntie Julia and Uncle Lucien Perrault plus a special cousin and friend Kelly Perratt and one of his bestest friends Alex Cedor and of course his dogs Louie and Zoie. Also to mourn him is his Godfather Mark (Tammy) Bosch & family and Godmother Denise (Jim) Strong & family. Jarrett leaves behind on his mom’s side Aunts and Uncles Raymond Albright, Mary Ewanishin, Victor (Teresa) Skomar, Irene Orbin, Tony (Marlyn) Skomar, Rosie (Paul) Kabatuff, Bernice Skomar and also Irene Skomar. On his dad’s side are Aunts and Uncles Jim (Val) Bosch, Wayne Bosch, Jerry (BettyAnn) Bosch, Adele (Kip) Rublee, Ted (Terri) Bosch, Bernie (Glen) Michaliew, Carol (Rob) Perratt and many cousins and friends too numerous to mention. Jarrett was predeceased by his grandfathers; Fred Skomar (1992) and Phillip Bosch (1993), his cousin Rob Wall (2009) and his ‘Grammie’ Jeannette Bosch (August 9, 2010). During the last days of Grammie’s life Jarrett could be found at her bedside holding Grammie’s hand, comforting her. Jarrett was also predeceased by two Great Uncles; Bill and Ernie and three Great Aunts; Grace, Joan and Frances. Jarrett took kindergarten and partial grade one in Forestburg, AB. He and his family then moved to Drumheller in 1998 where Jarrett completed his schooling. He attended St. Anthony’s School graduating in 2009. He was currently enrolled in Red Deer College to take Engineering. Being an ‘A’ student he received scholarships to continue his education. Jarrett always put others first with his big, kind heart. He proved this more so when at the
age of nine he saved his Dad’s life after an ATV accident. As a result of his valour he received the ‘Medal of Meritorious Conduct’ from Her Excellency Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson in November, 2001. Over the years Jarrett took part in Cubs and Scouts and he also participated in the musical ‘Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat’ at the Kaleidoscope Theatre in Drumheller, as well as the school band playing the trumpet plus in a Jazz band. Jarrett had a love and knack for working with electrical equipment, especially computers. He could be found erasing hard drives, setting up programs or just playing games and downloading everything. Jarrett loved travelling. He especially enjoyed his trip to Europe with his school group in 2008 and in March 2009 he travelled to Cuba with the Bosch family, Grammie included. Jarrett always enjoyed the luxury of having his own money. He worked at different places in Drumheller and was currently employed at Walmart as a Customer Service Manager. Jarrett loved going to the shooting range with his Dad and Brother Connor. He could always hit the bull’s eye when others could not. Even though Jarrett was a very busy young man he always found time to watch a movie, curled up with his mom. He also spent many hours visiting and just laughing with his Baba and Auntie Joanne. Jarrett was an amazing person. He was a loving son, grandson, nephew, cousin and a wonderful friend to everyone. In honour of Jarrett let us greet everyone or say good-bye with a warm hug or a gentle pat on the back. To all those who knew Jarrett - he was our ‘old soul’. Jarrett will be missed by all. Prayer Service was on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 7:00 pm at Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Home and his Funeral Service was on Wednesday, August 25 at 11:00 am at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Drumheller with Father Mario Basque officiating. Donations in memorial of Jarrett can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Courtney Winter’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services (403) 823-2666 entrusted with arrangements.     
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