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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
Winchester – Doris Virginia Winchester of Brooks passed away on November 5th, 2008 in Brooks at the age of 82 years. Born on May 5th, 1926 in Medicine Hat, Doris was raised in Millicent and received her education in Tilley and Millicent. She married Dale Winchester in Brooks on December 20th, 1946, residing in Millicent. Doris moved to Taber in 1954, Duchess in 1964, Bassano in 1969 and to Brooks in 1972. She enjoyed painting and embroidery.
Windrum – Linda Joan Windrum, beloved wife of Brian Windrum of Brooks, passed away on Sunday, June 18th , 2006 in the Foothills Hospital, Calgary at the age of 51 years. Linda was born in Taber and grew up on the family farm in Barnwell. During her 31 years with Brian, she lived in Taber, Calgary, Penhold and Brooks. Linda was an active volunteer while her children were growing up and more recently helped disabled and elderly persons in Brooks. She touched many people with her caring heart.
Wingrove – Joseph Edward Wingrove of Brooks, passed away in Brooks on October 4th, 2006 at the age of 95 years. Born on July 4th, 1911 in Coquitlam B.C. where his family was one of the original homesteaders. At age 15 his first job was working in a bank, but his passion in life was farming and breeding purebred Holstein cows, so banking did not last long. During the depression Joseph made extra money as a professional wrestler.
WINTER – Lena (Lee) Winter, 1929-2007. Lee passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Bethany Care Centre on Monday, January 15, 2007 at the age of 77 years. Lee was born on March 16, 1929, in Carseland, AB. and grew up in the Clancy area. She married Clem Winter in 1948 and moved to Brooks in 1950 where they lived and raised a young family before moving to Calgary in 1963. Two of our mother’s favorite passions were baking and needlepoint. No one could ever resist one of mom’s famous crescents and the needlepoint that adorns our homes will be treasured for many years to come. Our mother’s love and devotion to her family were two of her strongest attributes.
Wirove – Joseph Wirove, beloved husband of Irene Wirove of Brooks passed away in Brooks on March 12th, 2009 at the age of 87 years. Born in Hungary on August 18th, 1921, Joe received his education in Brooks and Tilley. He worked as a hired hand on several local farms, before working on the construction of the Trans Canada Highway, strip mining and Water Supervisor for the EID, while farming in the south Tilley area.
Wist – Marjorie Anne Wist, beloved husband of Bob Wist of Brooks, passed away in Brooks on Thursday, June 14th, 2007. Marjorie was born on October 17th, 1947 in Medicine Hat, graduating from McCoy High School. She and Bob were married on January 28th, 1967 from Christ the King Church in Medicine Hat. They resided in Leader Saskatchewan until coming to the Brooks area in 1969 and to the City of Brooks in 1988.
Wittig – On March 2, 2007 we lost our friend and father, John Philip Wittig, to cancer at the age of 89. Dad was fiercely proud of his four children. Dad was born in Burstall, Saskatchewan on November 20, 1917 to John and Annie Wittig. In 1940 Dad married our Mom, Maria Koch and began raising his family. In 1941 Dad enlisted in the Canadian army where he served as an artillery and munitions instructor. After discharge in 1945, he and Edwin Deutscher co-established the W&D general store in Burstall, Sask..
Wittig – Marie Wittig of Brooks, formerly of Rosemary and beloved wife of the late Henry Wittig, passed away in Brooks on Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at the age of 95 years.
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