Stettler AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Obituary: Harry Vold - Tri-State Livestock NewsFriday, March 17, 2017
Montana, but the border closed due to a foot-and-mouth outbreak. Vold was able to convince the rodeo committee in Ponoka to let him buck the horses there. They bucked so well the committee in Stettler, Alberta, asked him to provide the horses for their rodeo. Vold and his brother trailed the horses 75 miles to that rodeo, and his career as a stock contractor was well underway. Vold first got involved in the rodeo business in the United States in 1967. He purchased a large ranch southeast of Pueblo, Colorado, in 1968. After being associated with several other notable stock contractors, Vold formed the Harry Vold Rodeo Company in 1970. Vold has provided stock to rodeos around the country, including many of the largest and most prestigious rodeos, serving as the stock contractor continuously for over 20 years for many of them. He was well-known for the quality of the production of his rodeos as well as the quality of his stock. He has provided bucking stock to the National Finals Rodeo every year since its inception and has served as the stock contractor for the College National Finals Rodeo for many years. Vold has had many of the most acclaimed horses and bulls in professional rodeo, with many of them being named bucking horse or bull of the year for the PRCA. Harry Vold Rodeo Company continues to provide bucking horses to numerous rodeos, most recently Denver, San Antonio, and Houston. Vold became a legend in professional rodeo, earning the nickname "Duke of the Chutes." He was named Stock Contractor of the Year for the PRCA 11 times. He has been inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, the Canadian Hall of Fame, as well as the Hall of Fame for numerous rodeos, including Cheyenne, Pendleton, Pikes Peak, Fort Smith, Ellensburg, and Dodge City. He was inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and named ProRodeo Hall of Fame Legend of Rodeo. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles and at least 1 book.Vold was respected and admired for his sound business judgment, honesty, fairness, and his willingness to help virtually anyone. He was always calm and was known for his sage comments, his wit, his charm, and his unselfishness. He served on numerous boards and committees in professional rodeo and on the board of the US Bank in Pueblo, Colorado. He was a mentor and good friend to contestants, rodeo committees, stock contractors, announcers, clowns and bullfighters, pickup men, and others involved in rodeo. He was also highly regarded by people outside the rodeo business, including ranchers, bankers, and business people. In spite of his popularity with such a wide variety of people of all ages, including many well-known celebrities, Vold always remained modest and humble and enjoyed the phone calls he received every day, visiting about everything from politics to cattle prices, and enjoyed having people come to the ranch. Vold grew up next to an Indian reservation, an...
Floor curling resumes in Endiang - Stettler IndependentThursday, November 17, 2016
We welcome Ron and Lynne Dupuis from Haynes to the community. They are living on the former farmyard of Lawrence and Mary Wilkie. Lynne is a massage therapist in Stettler.
Anne Blackman was the guest of honour at a combined 65th birthday and retirement party at their acreage on Saturday, Oct. 8. Anne recently retired from her position at the Hanna hospital complex. We hope you enjoy those government cheques Anne and wish you a happy retirement.
The Byemoor School hosted its annual awards presentations at the school gym on Friday afternoon. Many students were recognized for their achievements from last term. Congratulations to all the students and keep up the good work.
Congratulations to Rod and Lynnette Schellenberg on the milestone of their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 16. Best wishes for many more happy anniversaries, Rod and Lynnette.
Congratulations to Rod and Angela Yates who are marking their 25th wedding anniversary today, Oct. 19. Rod and Angela will be celebrating their special milestone with a trip to Las Vegas in November.
Please note the Byemoor Hotel will not be having pizza night at the hotel on Saturday, Oct. 22 in support of the community fall supper.
Byemoor Hotel is hosting a Halloween-themed evening of entertainment on Friday, Oct. 28 at the hotel. Mark Fecho and Heather Brown will be supplying the entertainment, set to begin at 8 p.m. Those wishing to come in costume are welcome to do so.
Remember the free Flu Clinic on Monday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Byemoor School Library. Call Nicole Devaleriola at 403-820-2400 for more information.
Thought for the day: "Life is short – eat dessert first!"
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Remembering the epic Battle of The Somme - Red Deer ExpressThursday, September 15, 2016
Regina Trench. He was hit with a barrage of shells and killed instantly. Like Major Gaetz, he has no known grave.
Rev. Webster Fanning Harris was the Anglican minister first at Stettler and then at St. Luke’s Church in Red Deer.
In 1916, he enlisted to become an overseas chaplain. On Sept. 26th, 1916, while conducting a funeral service on the front lines at The Somme, he was hit in the back by shrapnel and left totally paralyzed. After several agonizing months in hospital, he finally passed away on May 4th, 1917. He was the first Canadian overseas chaplain to be killed while on active service.
By mid-November, the onset of winter finally brought an end to the Battle of The Somme. During that terrible fall, 50 young men from Red Deer and area lost their lives and roughly three times that number were wounded. It was a devastating blow to the community.
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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...
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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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 ...