The Brooks Bulletin would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to those in our community who have recently lost loved ones.
The Brooks Bulletin is now publishing obituaries daily on our Web site. While we do our best to keep our information as up-to-date as possible, sometimes mistakes occur. Please contact us immediately to correct any inaccuracies or omissions.
Zeer – Ethel Marie Zeer, widow of the late Ray Zeer, passed away in Brooks on May 29th, 2003 at the age of 83 years.
Born in Regina on September 23rd, 1919 she came to Alberta with her family residing in the Steveville and Duchess areas. Ethel and Ray were married on December 24th, 1938 in Hanna and resided in Alberta and British Columbia before moving to Brooks. She had been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion – EID Branch, Brooks. Ethel will be remembered for her love for her family and for making a good home.
Zibell – Elizabeth (Betty) Jeannette (nee Carlson) of Bassano, beloved wife of Bill Zibell, passed away peacefully in Bassano on Sunday, August 4th, 2013 at the age of 71 years. Betty was born September 4th, 1941 in Medicine Hat to Myer and Hazel Carlson. Betty grew up in Alderson, AB., until which time they relocated to Brooks. Betty attended and graduated from Brooks High School and then married her one and only sweetheart Bill on January 7th, 1961.
Zibell – Ida Zibell passed away peacefully at the Brooks Health Centre Nursing Home on November 11th, 2004 at the age of 89 years. She was born in Mendham, Saskatchewan on February 11th, 1915 and married Wilhelm (Bill) Zibell in 1939. Ida and Bill farmed in the Patricia area until Bill’s passing in 1955 when Ida and her two sons moved to Brooks.
Ziegler – Carl Ziegler of Brooks passed away at Brooks Health Centre on July 18th, 2016 at the age of 90 years. Karl was born near Hesketh, Alberta and was raised on the family farm near Carbon. Karl received his education at Carbon and was employed in the trucking industry, as a mechanic and a water hauler. He owned Gulf Service Stations in Olds and Innisfail until 1983 and soon found employment as a mechanic with New Holland in Drumheller. Karl was an auctioneer and was also the builder of the Rose Hill Auction Mart in Drumheller.
Zukowski – Mrs. Ann Zukowski of Brooks, while surrounded by her loving family in her home, passed away on Monday, January 12th, 2015, at the age of 79 years. Ann was born on July 30th, 1935, in the mining town of Hillcrest in the Crowsnest Pass. A sparkle would often light up her eyes as she recalled the women and girls in the mining community working together to garden, bake and can food in order to ensure that they all had enough to make it through lean times. She loved that the women would all work together, tell stories and break bread.
MATTHEWS – Sheila Margaret (nee Kingston)
November 23, 1929 – October 7, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, Sheila Margaret Matthews (nee Kingston) on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the age of 87 years.
Sheila was predeceased by her parents Jack and Sally Kingston, her brother Jim Kingston; and her wonderful husband of 39 years, Ken Matthews. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Bruce, Dave (Pat), and Joan Stoesz (Brent); grandchildren Peter, Stephen (Marlise), Diana, Jim and Tom; and nieces Wilma (David), Diana (Massey), Judi (Jerome), and Meridee (Howard).
GALBRAITH, Marilynn Gail passed away peacefully on October 7, 2017 at the age of 92 with her family by her side. She was predeceased by the love of her life, Don, in 1999. Marilynn was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and raised in Saskatoon. As a young woman she moved with her parents to Edmonton where she met Don at the end of the war. She followed her parents to Vancouver where she worked for the Bank of Montreal and carried on a long distance relationship with Don for several years while he was getting his business established in Brooks. They were finally able to get married in 1949 and Marilynn moved to Brooks. Through the next decades the couple worked together in their various business ventures in Brooks, Gleichen and Calgary and raised their family. They returned to Brooks in 1971 and spent many happy years enjoying their friends, RVing and wintering in Mesa, Arizona.
CURRAN, Cyril Patrick
March 22, 1936 – September 25, 2017
Cyril Patrick Curran passed away suddenly in Drumheller on September 25, 2017 at the age of 81 years. Cyril is lovingly remembered by his children Michele (John) Ricard, Brian Curran, Trish (Pat) Deagle and their children Jonathan, Jordan, Kevin, and Brad; Angela (Ron) Feledichuk and their children Paul (Kelly and daughter Emma), Daryn, Michael, Sarah, and Mark; Annalisa (Tim) Sherman and their children Christopher, Tessa, Meghan, Claire, and Brenna; Jane (Brent) Kopec and their children Alyssa and Kira; and many brothers and sisters both here and in Ireland.
GABERT – Erdman Henry Gabert (E.H., Buck, Gabbie, Mr. Gabert) of Rosemary, beloved husband of the late Ella Gabert, passed away on September 24, 2017 at the age of 93 years, following 3 medical procedures at the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary.
Erdman, the youngest of 6 children (4 brothers, 1 sister), was born to Elizabeth (Schneider) and Andreas Gabert January 22, 1924 at Bruderheim, Alberta.
NICKEL – Justine (Goetz) Nickel of the Newbrook Lodge in Brooks, Alberta passed away peacefully on October 1, 2017 at age of 91 years. She was born December 4, 1925 in Friedensdorf, South Ukraine to parents Nickolai and Justina (Harder) Goetz. Justine was the middle of three children with an older sister Margareta and younger brother Heinrich.