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SINCLAIR, Cecilia Louttit

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SINCLAIR
Cecilia Louttit

Cecilia Louttit Sinclair passed away at the Continuing Care on April 28, 2010 at the age of 95. Cecilia was born in Redcliff, Alberta. The family moved to Drumheller where Cecilia attended school right through grade 12. After graduating from Business College she worked at the Midland mine office before going on to being the Secretary Treasurer of the Drumheller School Division until her retirement in 1976. After retiring, she went on to doing books for Excelsior Motors. Cecilia was predeceased by her sisters: Christina Sinclair, Jane Carlyle, Isobell Sinclair; her brother David Sinclair; brothers-in-law Archie Campbell and Harold Carlyle and nephew Jim Campbell. She leaves to mourn her sister Beulah (Bob) and families, the Campbell families as well as two special nephews: Dave (Marilyn) Jorgensen and families and Bill (Pat) Jorgensen and families. A Memorial Service was held at the Knox United Church in Drumheller, AB on May 4th, 2010 with interment in the Drumheller Cemetery. Courtney Winters Funeral Chapel entrusted with  the arrangements.   

THOMSON, Georgina "Georgie" (nee Simonson)

THOMSON
Georgina “Georgie”
(nee Simonson)


April 18, 1940
- April 26, 2010


Georgina “Georgie” Thomson of Calgary passed away on Monday, April 26, 2010 at the age of 70 years. Georgie is survived by her sons, Kevin, Kim and Cory; grandson, Michael, and special friend and companion Liz Hewlitt; sister Eleanor (Al) Bremer; brother Richard (Linda) Simonson; sister/cousin Donna Devitt and family; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many nieces and nephews, including special nephew Laverne (Margie) Bremer; and many close friends. She was predeceased by her parents Ann and John Simonson and great-nephew Justin Bremer. In Georgie’s final years she became interested in the World Wide Web and made many new friends. A Family Graveside Service will be held at a later date in Morrin, AB. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 - 14 Street. N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 (Telephone 403-264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca). In living memory of Georgina Thomson, a tree will  be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296.  
  

CRUIKSHANK, Gordon Paul

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CRUIKSHANK, Gordon Paul

May 14, 1931 - April 18, 2010

Gordon Paul Cruikshank died April 18, 2010 in Camrose, Alberta at the age of 78 years. He was born May 14, 1931   in Hanna, Alberta  to parents Gordon and Tilda Cruikshank. He attended elementary school in the Lone Butte Area and high school in Hanna. Gordon married Marlene Quaschnick December 17, 1953 on Marlene’s parent’s 25th wedding anniversary. They raised five girls, Marilyn, Jean, Sheila, Bev and Karen.  He loved his life with his girls. He always said he really had 6 girls. The story goes that one of the girls worked as two, or maybe the sixth girl was mom.   We asked Dad once if he ever regretted that he only had girls. His reply was emphatically no! He said girls worked harder and were a lot easier on equipment. One of our fond memories of Dad is when in the spring he would take us out across the slough in the hay wagon to break the ice.  He would often look back at us and ask “are you scared yet”? He also attempted to get us wet. Dad loved playing with his grandkids and enjoyed watching them taking part in their sports. He was a big part of their lives and was a wonderful grandpa. Sports were one of Dad’s passions. We were raised with Hockey Night in Canada with Foster Hewitt. He also loved sitting around the big kitchen table with family and friends telling stories. In fact he still carried some of his favorite stories that he found in the paper in his wallet. He loved the land, especially growing grain, harvesting, haying and operating the combine. Another fond memory of Dad is when we would take coffee and cookies out to him while he was haying. He would always take a break and we got to dip our cookies in his coffee. When Dad retired he and mom enjoyed traveling around to different casinos trying out their luck with the machines. Dad leaves  to mourn his passing his children, Marilyn (Doug) Sallows , Jean (Doug) Lamson, Sheila (Don) Veno, Bev Bickley and Karen Sheehan (Mike) and families, his brothers Bob (Mary),  Norris and sister Mariane. His wife Marlene, parents Tilda and Gordon, brother Russell and sister Doris predeceased him. We miss you Dad. A family private Graveside service was held April 21, 2010 at the Lone Butte Cemetery with Rev Lyn Workman officiating.Cathy Watts of Heartland Funeral Services Ltd was entrusted with arrangements.