COURTNEY, Rod D., BSc. C.E.T. June 7, 1950 - July 1, 2012 Rod Courtney, beloved husband of Kathryn Courtney of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the age of 62 years. Rod is survived by his loving wife, Kathryn; son, Scott Courtney; daughters, Sarah Courtney, Shannon (Kevin) Gerla; and two grandsons, Kellen and Cameron Gerla, all of Calgary. He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Margaret, and his grandmother, Mary Kaiser. A Memorial Service will be held at CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 - 4 Street N.W., (within the valley of Queen's Park Cemetery) on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Please forward condolences through www.hffs.com.
Ruthie (Liz's younger sister, one of four) was very much her own person, though only a couple of yrs younger than Liz.. and Liz shared her friends with Ruth easily. Ruthie was also a great laugher. She was a Junior Reject to our Rejects group. There were sororities and frats at Wisewood where the cool kids joined.. we were never 'rushed' but we formed The Rejects in response and when sororities rushed with their posters promoting themselves we put up Rejects posters that said: Rejects: Acne. Obesity. Chastity. and then we laughed some more.
GOLUMBIA, Ruth Marsha Ruthi Golumbia (Barron Bondar) peacefully passed away in the early morning of January 15th with her loving husband Richard Golumbia and her caring mother Jean Barron at her side at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary. Ruth was predeceased by her sister Elizabeth (Liz) Barron. She will be remembered and has been survived by her parents Richard and Jean Barron; her sisters, Sandy (and Richard) Colson (Bazel Barron), Paula Barron, and Mia (and Bill) Bunker (Barron); her children Leana (and Morry) Gaerber, Benje (and Marla) Bondar, Tamara (and Jeffrey) Kornblum, and Josh Bondar; her step- children Amy Golumbia and Jessie (and Steve) Ashton; her grandchildren (and step grandchildren), Braden and Jordana Gaerber, Dov and Naomi Bondar, Maya Kornblum, Natalie and Jasmine Wilding, Blaire and Jack Ashton and one more to be born any day. Ruth was born and raised in Calgary, where she learned and gained the energy and dedication to her family from her mother. She was first married to Robert Bondar and raised her four children between their homes in Calgary and North Battleford Sask. She lived the best part of her youth as an adult with grown children in Calgary. It was at this time of her life that she met her soul- mate, Richard Golumbia, and deepened her love for the outdoors and as much gardening, biking, and hiking as she could squeeze in between the demands of their business while living in Canmore. Throughout her life, gardening was her hobby and passion. She always found a way to grow plants and edibles where ever she went. We know that she has found her new garden in the sky and would like to accept donations to raise money for a memorial contribution to the Canmore Community Gardens. Donations can be made through the following www.givinggifts.ca/products/donations-ruth-golumbia. Ruth will have a Jewish ceremony and burial on Monday January 19, 2015. The ceremony will begin at 1 pm at Stewart Creek Golf CourseCeremony and reception at Stewart Creek Golf Course (4100 Stewart Creek Drive Canmore AB) and the burial will begin at 2 pm at the Canmore Community Cemetery (Immediately North of Palliser Trail just west of the intersection with Benchlands Trail, near the Holiday Inn Canmore). Shiva and respects can be paid following the service. Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA OF CALGARY, Telephone: 403-244-4717.
ROBINSON, Larry Edward Larry, beloved husband of Sandra Robinson (nee Bergum) of Calgary, passed away on June 8, 2017 at the age of 68 years. In addition to his wife Sandy, Larry is survived by his daughter Brooke; his grandchildren Cooper and Hennessy; step-grandson Nicolas; his sister Judy VanBerkel; nephew Michael Van Berkel and Tina; brother-in-law Vern Bergum and Denny; sisters-in-law, Brenda Watkins and Tom, Carol Ann Bergum and Neal McHardy, Carole Bergum; and his mother-in-law Lois Bergum as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Larry was predeceased by his brothers-in-law Andy and Delmore. A celebration of Larry's life will be held on Wednesday, June 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Willow Park Golf and Country Club, 639 Willow Park Drive SE, Calgary. Please note that entry to the facility can only be made from Acadia Drive. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of donor's choice. In living memory of Larry, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
TIBBLE, Terry Douglas July 18, 1950 - May 6, 2013 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our brother Terry, from complications due to liver disease. The most important things in his life were his family, his bikes and time spent in the mountains. He was an avid outdoorsman and was happiest biking, hiking and cross country skiing. He was a member of the Elbow Valley Cycling Club and had many memorable biking trips including Italy and New Zealand. He worked in the oil patch for all of his career lately with Devon Canada - a company the family is grateful to for their support and understanding over the past couple of years. Terry was an off the wall wit who was always ready with a one-liner. He was a devoted brother and generous uncle who never forgot a birthday or anniversary. He is survived by his brother David Tibble (Alison) and sister Barbara Lamoureux; nieces and nephews, Erin, Corey (Kim), Heather (John), Kent (Jacqueline), Brett (Crystal) and great-nieces and nephew Aiden, Makenna, Macie, Kyra, Mary and Sarah. He was predeceased by his parents Mary and Frank Tibble. We would like to thank the staff of Unit 94 at the Rockyview Hospital for their expert care of Terry and the staff at Southwood Hospice for their care and compassion of both Terry and the family. Family and friends are invited to the home of his sister for an open house on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Please drop by anytime between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. when we can share stories of Terry and raise a glass. Address is 1403 - 89 Avenue S.W. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations would be appreciated to the Canadian Liver Foundation. In living memory of Terry Tibble, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.