The Brooks Bulletin would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to those in our community who have recently lost loved ones.
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Williamson – It is with great sadness that we, the family of Lloyd Williamson, say goodbye. Lloyd was born on July 23, 1921 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He passed away peacefully in the Brooks Health Center on July 26, 2007. He started school at Lone Star in 1928 and finished his schooling at First Chance (Badger Lake).
WILLMS – Willms, Penny.
With our deepest sorrow we announce the passing of our loving wife, mother and grandmother, Penny Kaye Willms. She passed away peacefully at the age of 52 on January 28, 2004 in Brooks with her family at her side. She fought a courageous battle against cancer. Penny was born on February 1, 1951 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. On October 9, 1971 she married Ed Willms from Scandia where she raised her family and stayed busy helping Ed run their beekeeping business. After retiring and moving to Brooks in 2001, Ed and Penny enjoyed spending time together in both Mazatlan, Mexico and Kaslo, B.C. Penny will be most remembered for the time she devoted to her grandchildren.
WILLMS, John Cart (1943-2004) – John Willms of Abbotsford passed away quietly on October 11, 2004 in his home at the age of 61 years. He was the son of the late John and Martha Willms of Gem, Alberta. He is survived by tow sons: John Todd Willms and Shane Willms as well as an adopted son, Bradley Willms and siblings: Kathryn Skau (Vancouver); Eldon Willms (Gem); Arthur (and Sue of Surrey, B.C.); and, Willard (and Sheila of Red Deer).
Willms – With great sadness we announce the passing of Jacob (Jake) Willms at the Bassano Hospital on August 24, 2007. Jacob Willms (born Jacob August, Lichtfelde, Russia), registered birth date January 18, 1918, raised in Furstenwerder, Russia. In 1928, at the age of 10, he immigrated with his family to Namaka, AB as part of the great Mennonite migration out of post revolutionary Russia. Jake married Mary Unger on March 30, 1940 in Gem, AB and together they raised four daughters.
WILLOWS – Keith Douglas Willows of Brooks, AB, born January 2, 1956 passed away November 2, 2003. Keith is survived by his wife Monica, his children Mark (Lorie), Dennis (Tracy), Angela (Jerry) and grandchildren Brendan, Jaylene, Carey, Kaylea, Braiden and Tavin. The Funeral will take place at Patteson’s Funeral Home, Medicine Hat, November 7, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brooks Pallitive Care Unit.
Wilson – Gordon James Wilson (GW) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 5, 2006 in Brooks. Gordon was born on January 7, 1934 at Moosomin, Sask. He moved to Brooks in 1973 to work for the Town of Brooks eventually becoming Fire Chief. Gord’s passions in life were his family, the Fire Department, playing ball and just having fun.
Wilson – Myrtle Anne Wilson of Rolling Hills, passed away in Brooks on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at the age of 72 years. Anne was born on September 8th, 1943 in Medicine Hat, to Floyd and Bernice Wilson. She grew up in Rolling Hills, where she received her education. Following high school, Anne began working for the Bank of Nova Scotia and then Royal Bank of Canada, where she trained as an accountant.
Wilson – Myrtle Anne Wilson of Rolling Hills passed away in Brooks on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at the age of 72 years. A full obituary and funeral service information will be made available when finalized. Funeral arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME LTD. AND CREMATORIUM, BROOKS, ALBERTA. Condolences may be forwarded through www.sfh.ca Telephone 403-362-4636 or Toll Free (866) 362-4652.
WILSON – SYBIL SHEPHERD EVANS WILSON January 28, 1913 – February 13, 2017
How does one put 104 years of life into a few short words?
Sybil was born January 28, 1913, in Prineville, Oregon, the only child of Flossie and Ellis Shepherd, When Sybil was 2 years old, her mother died. One year later her father and young Sybil moved to southern Alberta where her father worked for ranchers. Sybil says although the times were hard she loved her Papa and learned to become an independent young woman. Over the years she has spoken of the early days in Canada, sleeping under the hay wagon and getting wet when it rained, milking a cow at six years of age, walking four miles to school, riding horses and loving her teachers.
WILSON, Wayne Floyd
March 15, 1932 – Lang, Saskatchewan
March 21, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta