Claresholm AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Second World War veteran had a quirky sense of humour - Toowoomba ChronicleThursday, March 09, 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 04, 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...
Convoy evokes Canadian pride in North Bay - Vermilion StandardWednesday, March 27, 2019
Monday afternoon.Caron, of North Bay, was waiting in the parking lot at Motion Canada on Gormanville Road for almost 100 vehicles, from small cars to big rigs, to pull in on their journey from Alberta to Parliament Hill with a message for federal politicians.
"This is about more than pipelines," Caron says. "This is about government. This is about all the provinces having different issues. It's about getting back the political process."The United We Roll Convoy for Canada, a caravan of transports, work vehicles and personal automobiles, left Red Deer, Alta., last Thursday bound for Ottawa and a protest on Parliament Hill Tuesday."The media and the government have divided the provinces," Caron says. "We want to fight for our freedoms and our rights. We want fair government.""We are watching Justin Trudeau slowly strip away every right we had," Sarah Zaldinger, of Timmins, said as about two dozen supporters waited for the convoy to arrive, sharing updates on when the parade would roll into town."He is stripping the future of my children and their children and their children," Zaldinger said. "They are being set up for failure. Their rights, their future, will all be destroyed if we don't stand up now."Although she was not part of the convoy to North Bay, Zaldinger was going to join it Tuesday morning for the rally in Ottawa as part of her own objective of "direct democracy."And direct democracy is possible, she said.Zaldinger pointed to a recent Amber Alert sent to cellphone users across the province ...
Joan Elnora Mahovlic - Alberni Valley NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Morse, all from Nova Scotia; and sons Shawn Coffill, Nanoose Bay, B.C., and Mark Coffill, Port Alberni, B.C.; step-daughter Trish (Rick) McCrate, Coquitlam; step-son Jim (Lori) Mahovlic, Calgary, Alberta; step-daughter Meg (John) Belanger, Campbell River, B.C.; step-son Paul Mahovlic, New Westminster, B.C. and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Gerald (Janet) Salsman, Coldbrook, N.S.; brother Ronald (Jeanette) Salsman, Port Alberni, B.C.; sister Madelyn Wiles, Morristown, N.S.; brother Leo (Adele) Salsman, Trail, B.C.; sister Marilyn (Allan) Teal, Trenton, Ontario; and sister Freda Salsman, Waterville, N.S. as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all the caring staff at Echo Village for everything, also to Pastor Platz for his spiritual support.
There will be a funeral service for Joan at Grace Lutheran Church, 4408 Redford Street, Port Alberni, B.C. on Monday, March 25, 2019, at 1:30 pm with a tea to follow.
Flowers are gratefully declined but if you wish to do so, donations to Grace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated.
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Charles Hartman - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteWednesday, March 27, 2019
Charlie " Hartman, 75, of Collison went to be with the Lord on Thursday (March 21, 2019) at home surrounded by his wife and daughters.
He was bornon Nov. 5, 1943, in Champaign, the son of Ernest and Alberta (Grove) Hartman. He was united in marriage to Ruth Troxell on Nov. 26, 1994. She survives. Also surviving are his daughters, Jessica (Rick) Breitenfeldt, Kristin (Mitch) Allen, Kate (Leon) Jess and Teresa (Steve) Evans.
Papa's grandchildren loved him to the moon and back. He was always full of life's loving stories for them. He believed children are the heritage of the Lord. He loved Cameron Ackerson, Kaitlyn Breitenfeldt, Colton Breitenfeldt, Lillian Jess, Khloe Jess, Brinley Allen, Steele Allen, Jacob Evans and Joshua Evans.
His surviving siblings are Mary Hafner, Patty Wakefield, Diana Thrush, Rob Hartman, Sue Hartman and Judy Lynn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandsons, Cody Breitenfeldt and Zachery Evans.
Charlie loved Jesus with his whole heart. He was a steadfast man of God.
As a boy he worked tirelessly alongside his dad. He worked as a carpenter before going on to manage the horse farm at the University of Illinois until retirement in 2002.
Charlie was a gifted horseman and cowboy. His entire life was spent pulling ponies, t...