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WAPPLE, Judith Marilyn (Cameron)

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WAPPLE, Judith Marilyn (Cameron)
March 5, 1940 - February 4, 2011


Judith (Judy) Marilyn Wapple passed away peacefully on February 4, 2011 at the Drumheller Health Centre, with her family at her bedside. Judy was predeceased by her parents Wes and Grace Cameron and her brother John Cameron. She will be greatly missed, forever remembered and always loved by her children Dean and Kim Wapple, Marie and Derek Wade, Wes (Tracy) Wapple, Shelley and Kevin Blanchett, and Carol Fenton; her grandchildren Nicole (Jeff), Alisha (Joel), Andrew, Kristy, Jordan, Amie, Katie and Kacey; and great-grandchildren Peyton, Greyson and Ethan. Judy was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on March 5, 1940, but grew up on the family farm near Madison, Saskatchewan, where they raised cattle and grew wheat. She attended school in Madison and later on Kindersley, where she enjoyed three memorable high school years living in the “dorm”. Judy married Arnold Wapple on July 21, 1958 in Brock, Saskatchewan, and together they raised their four children in Kindersley, later moving to Drumheller, Alberta. In 1985, Judy was involved in a life changing car accident that left her a paraplegic. Mom far exceeded anyone’s expectation in maintaining her independence and role in our family as a mother and a grandmother. Her kind and compassionate nature has endeared her to so many, and her quiet strength has been an inspiration to us all. Rest easy, Mom. We love you. A private interment will be held in Kindersley, SK. If you wish to remember Judy, donations may be made to the Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta), 401, 320 - 23 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB  T2S 0J2, or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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SIDDON, Trudie (Humfrey)

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SIDDON, Trudie (Humfrey)
September 28, 1918 - January 27, 2011


Trudie passed away quietly, surrounded by family, at the age of 92. She is survived by her children Tom (Pat), Darryl (Kris), Elaine (Larry), Ron (Melanie) and son-in-law Fred (Judy), sixteen grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving husband Ronald in 2006 and her daughter Donna in 2008. Trudie was the last surviving child of Ilbury and Daisy Humfrey of Mazeppa, Alberta. Mom married Dad in Drumheller on January 1, 1941. They raised their family of five children and lived in Drumheller for the rest of their lives. They spent their final years at the Sunshine and Hillview Lodges. The family is very grateful for the warm and tender care they received there. Mom was an active member of St. Magloire’s Anglican Church, the IODE, a volunteer for the Drumheller Music Festival, and always had a ready hand for those who may need help. Mom was always happy and friendly, full of life and love for her family and friends. She was a great and loving lady and a living example of caring values and deep faith in our family and the community. She will be sadly missed, but has been given a new life in a better place. A Christian memorial service and celebration of Mom’s life was held at St. Magloire’s Anglican Church in Drumheller, Alberta on Monday, January 31, 2011. Expressions of sympathy can be forwarded to Courtney-Winters Funeral Home at www.courtneywintersfuneralhome.ca. In memory of Trudie Siddon, memorial donations can be made to St. Magloire’s Anglican Church, 176 - 2nd Street West, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y4.

RAESSLER, William (Willie, Bill)

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RAESSLER, William (Willie, Bill)
August 19, 1929 - January 21, 2011


William (Willie, Bill) RAESSLER.  August 19, 1929 - January 21, 2011 at the age of 81 years. It is with the deepest of sadness we announce the passing of William in a tragic vehicle accident. William will be greatly missed, forever remembered and always loved by his beloved wife Dellas and their children Calvin (Terri, Austin, Chase), Dwayne (Sharolynne, Courtney, Taylor), Audrey Wilson (Shawn, Ashley), Kendall (Melissa, Kyla, Amanda, Brooke) and Jonathan. His sister Ella Fynn (Patrick), sister-in-laws Ella Kisser (John), Agnes Sorensen, Clara Sorensen, Marjorie  Sorensen and Patsy Sorensen, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Adolph and Louise, his brother Edwin, brother-in-laws Andrew Sorensen, George Ridgedale, Ernest Sorensen, Hardy Galster, William Sorensen and Allan Sorensen, sister-in-laws Annie Ridgedale and Eva Galster. William was a true gentleman, a man of integrity, a very hard worker and an extremely loyal and loving family man. He dedicated his life to farming, playing music, writing poetry and songs, dancing with his beautiful wife, camping with his family and friends and spending the winter months in Arizona. William loved new ideas, new concepts, new people and new adventures such as getting his motorcycle license at the age of 81. William’s passion for life was evident in everything he did. A memorial celebration of William’s life will be held at the Delia Community Hall on Friday, February 4, 2011 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to STARS c/o William Raessler 1441 Aviation Park NE Box 570 Calgary, AB T2E 8M7 or www.stars.ca to donate online. For further inquires please direct them to Courtney-Winters Funeral Home, Drumheller.   

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