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CHARLTON, Morris Alexander

CHARLTON, Morris Alexander

Morris Alexander Charlton passed into eternity on June 5, 2014 at the age of 99 years and 6 months to the day. He was surrounded by his loving family and caregiver and has now joined his wife Irene and 2 infant sons. Morris was born on a farm west of Acme and was the 3rd of 4 boys and 1 girl. He went to school at Selkirk and helped on the family farm. In 1937 he worked in the coal mines at Robb and was responsible for firing the boilers. In the fall of 1941 he married Irene Campbell and began farming. He also drove school bus for 19 years. He helped bring REA into being and assisted with the power and telephone lines. He was the Sunnyslope secretary for REA for 26 years. Morris loved livestock and horses. He and Irene lived life to the fullest and enjoyed playing the piano and violin as well as playing cards and dancing. Their sense of humour always got them through the tough times in their lives. A special thank you to Morris' live-in caregivers Saling Juan and Novelyn Banaken whose compassionate care contributed greatly to his quality of life. Thank you also to all those who took the time to come visit, played cards and extended their friendship along the way. Morris is survived by his children Eleanor (Allen) Saunders and their children Donna (Doug) Gamble and their family, Brent Saunders; Melvin Charlton; Don (Lana) Charlton and their children Sabrina (Kevin) Trafiak and their family; Jennifer (Evan) and family, Amberley (Mick), Brandon. A private family celebration will be held. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

 

LEE, Grace Elma

LEE, Grace Elma

Grace Elma Lee passed away peacefully June 13, 2014 at St. Mary's Health Care Centre at Trochu, Alberta surrounded by loving family. Grace was born March 11, 1921 on the family farm in Tanner District, Gilbert Plains, MB. She was the middle child bor...

MAERZ, Benjamin Arthur

MAERZ, Benjamin Arthur

Benjamin Arthur Maerz was born into a farming family June 5, 1956 in Three Hills, Alberta. He was the first son and second child of Ben and Lorraine Maerz. At a young age Ben started to get creative with car bodies by building a dune buggy for his sp...

VASSEUR, Charlene Janet (nee deJager)

VASSEUR, Charlene Janet (nee deJager)
February 16, 1961 - Calgary, Alberta - June 8, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta~On Sunday morning, June 8, 2014 Charlene passed away peacefully with her dear friend Brian Vasseur by her side, in the Foothills Hospital/Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, follo...

DAVIDSON, Amelia (Molly)

DAVIDSON, Amelia (Molly)
Amelia (Molly) Davidson was born November 28, 1908 at Mayton, Alberta. She was the seventh of twelve children, born to David and Catherine Oelke in the family's two bedroom sod house. Later she moved to the town of Torrington, which was built on the ...
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