JEFFERY, John Charles

John Charles Jeffery passed away peacefully on November 9, 2022 at the Centennial Centre in Ponoka. John was born in High River, AB on October 14, 1944. He lived in Nanton with his parents, Evelyn & Charles, and younger sister, Sharon, until 1953 when the family moved to Three Hills. John began his career in bookkeeping, initially working in Three Hills and then for ATCO in Calgary and Edmonton before going back to Three Hills to work for Kneehill County. In 1979, John assumed the role of C

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MIHAILITCHENKO, Galina

Galina Mihailitchenko was born July 7, 1932, in Ukraine during the infamous Holodomor, during which more than five million Ukrainians starved to death as a result of Stalin’s plan to force Ukrainians to accept collectivization. Galina and her parents fled the Soviet Union during WWII and ended up in Denmark shortly before the war ended. When Galina was 16, she and her parents escaped from a Soviet controlled camp and emigrated to Argentina. Galina had three passions: First and foremost, s

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PENDLEBURY, Kevin Bruce

On October 11th, 2022, Kevin Bruce “Buddy” Pendlebury passed away at the age of 64 at his home in the town of Carbon, Alberta. He will be deeply missed by his extensive family and many friends. Born in Calgary on December 5, 1957, Kevin was well known for big stories, bigger laughs, and an absolutely larger than life personality. His love for his friends and family was dwarfed only by his love of the open road, astride his motorcycle, upon which he’d escape at every opportunit

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BENEDICT, Sharon Maureen (Cochrane)

Sharon Maureen (Cochrane) Benedict was born on September 16, 1941, to Tom and Alma Cochrane in Trochu, Alberta. Sharon and her older brother, Brian, spent their early years living in Equity, and when Sharon was 4 the family moved to Millet and baby sister (and Sharon’s best friend) Mickey, was born. For many years Sharon’s dad worked as a grain buyer and her mom taught elementary school. Sharon attended school in Millet and Wetaskiwin, and later went on to the University of Alberta

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