Claresholm AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Second World War veteran had a quirky sense of humour - Toowoomba ChronicleThursday, March 9, 2017
Mary from Gourock to Boston.
In Alberta he used the nappies on the clothes line of his Landlady as a bearing for the airstrip when flying.
In February 1943, Flt Lieutenant Wilkinson moved to Claresholm Alberta then to the Flying Instructors School in Trenton Ontario, flying Cornells, Harvards, Cessna Crane Twins, and instructing in Avro Ansons in Saskatchewan - all before he was 20-years-old.
In January, 1944, he sailed on the SS Normandie back to Liverpool.
Kenneth Alan Wilkinson served during the Second World War.Contributed
From there he was stationed at Harrogate, Sywell, Lincolnshire, and Scotland training in Oxfords, Blind Flying Blenheims, Beauforts, night flying in ice and snow as well as Beaufighters and Mosquitoes.
A lifelong friendship was formed with his navigator Paddy (Harold) McNabb, who was a teacher from Belfast.
With victory in Europe, the war was over but Ken and Paddy joined the No12 Ferry Unit at Melton Mowbray, where they tested aircrafts.
On July 29, 1945, Ken and Paddy left for the 20th Squadron. They travelled to Poona, India via France, Malta, Cairo, Habanyia - Barhein, Nagpur to Poona.
From March 1946, they started ferrying Mosquitoes and Sunderlands to Singapore and Penang as well as Dakotas to Changi.
They were involved with Air Sea Rescue for planes, after which Ken was in charge of the Air Sea Rescue Officers shop in Raffles Square.
Ken was demobbed in October 1946, after which he did a business course, then worked with Wallace Arnold Tours.
The little union jack flag that flew with Ken and Paddy has continued for the past 70 years to travel each Christmas, with Ken and Paddy each keeping it for a year.
In 1948 at a ball in honour of Sir Winston Churchill, Ken met Rita Smurthwaite, whom he married in Burley- in-Wharfedale's St Mary's church on April 21, 1948.
They sailed soon after with Rita's family to New Zealand, but moved to Toowoomba in April 1952.
Soon after arriving in Toowoom...
Scandia cowboy wins bull riding crown - Brooks BulletinFriday, November 4, 2016
Sunday in order of finish.Round OneSteer riding: Season leader Blake Smith from Abby Saskatchewan and JW Hart of Hanna split first with scores of 71. Lucas Dunand from Claresholm followed with a score of 70.5 and Kole Dolgopole of Irvine placed fourth with a 69. Local steer rider Trayden Hoffman scored a 64 to place sixth.Tie-down roping: Mace Perozak of Claresholm 10.1 seconds, Justin Heggie of Cardston 10.8 seconds, Ryan Miller of Dalemead 11.3 seconds and season leader Danny Finnerty of Duchess 11.9 seconds.Bareback: Buck Moen of Elrose, Saskatchewan 73 points, Carson Stevenson of Strathmore 71 points and Strawbs Jones of Clermont, Queensland, Australia 68 points.Novice bronc riding: K’s Thomson of Lundreck 61.5 points, Lane Ferguson of Granum 61 points and Kale Hughson of Foremost 59 points.Ladies barrel racing: Mardi Yarashenko of Maple Creek 14:82 seconds, Dawn Van Hal of Rainier 14.87 seconds, Lindsay Beach of Cochrane 14.98 seconds, Taylor Giles of Cochrane 15.02 seconds and Dana Lovell of Medicine Hat 15.02 seconds.Junior barrel racing: Rylee Wilson of Gleichen 14.94 seconds, Talia Powelson of Welling 14.11 seconds, Janae Wilson of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan 15.12 seconds and Ally Kielstra of Burdett 15.15 seconds.Lil Rascals barrel racing: Lucy Smith of Raymond 15.32 seconds, Rylee Litchenberger of Fort Macleod 15:46 seconds, Tynell Schooten of Vulcan 15:50 seconds and Lily Wilson of Irvine 15.55 seconds.Breakaway roping: Jenna Shearer of New Dayton 4.1 seconds, Trey Broderson of Vauxhall 4.3 seconds and Walker Long of Irvine 4.4 seconds.Junior bull riding: Owen Berreth of Airdrie 74 points, Riley Gagnon of Innisfail 70 points, Tyler Gagnon of Innisfail 69.5 points and Kaydunn Henry of Raymond 65 points.Steer wrestling: Jeff Heggie of Cardson 5.9 seconds, Dax Eagle bear of Standoff 7.9 seconds, Mike Trautman of Lethbridge 14.6 sec...
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Baysville, Ont., woman’s humorous obituary, has readers laughing and crying - Global NewsSaturday, March 2, 2019
The 82-year-old spent her last years at the Pines Long-Term Care Home in Bracebridge. Brian, who now resides in Devon, Alberta, got emotional while expressing gratitude for the men and women who looked after his mother.He said ultimately, Sybil would have been tickled by the attention.“The line about her finally having the smoking hot body that she’s always wanted — it’s something that certainly made most people in the comments laugh out loud," he said."One of the comments today was, ‘She definitely made an ash of herself.’"—With files from Shallima MaharajWatch: More noteworthy final notes
Woman pens funny obit for grandmother, just as she would have wanted it
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Albert Frank Czapski - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
Albert L. Czapski (Michele) of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and two grandchildren, Kelly Reid (Dan) of Fridley, Minn., and Kyle Czapski of Brooklyn Park.
He was preceded in death by a twin sister, Alberta Dorsey.
Albert was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Westville. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed remote fly-fishing trips to Ontario, Canada, and golfing. He was a graduate of Westville High School, where he played football. He owned and operated Flip's Tavern for 35 years. He worked at Allied Chemical for 35 years and Thirion Glass for five years. He was on the Westville Fire Department and was former president of Westville-Belgium Sanitary District.
Private services and entombment were held at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum, Danville, with Fr. Robert Hoffmann officiating.
Memorials may be made to Westville Public Library.
Rortvedt Funeral Services, Tilton, assisted the family. Online condolences at rortvedtfuneralservices.com.
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