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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ANDERSON 1936 – 2004
D.M. Bud Anderson, died peacefully at Rockyview Hospital, Calgary, on June 30, 2004. Bud was born April 2, 1936 in Scandia, Alberta. He and his wife Joyce spent the first years of their marriage in Forest Lawn, moving to Fort McMurray in 1973. Following Bud’s retirement from Suncor in 1993, they heard the calling to return to Southern Alberta and settled in Redwood Meadows.
ANDERSON – Ricky Ray Anderson passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 in Medicine Hat at the age of 49 years. Funeral arrangments in care of Pattison Funeral Home, Medicine Hat, Alberta. 1-403-526-2214.
ANDERSON – Lionel Theodore Dewar Anderson of Brooks, passed away peacefully in Brooks, on Saturday, July 12th, 2003 at the age of 97 years. Born in Elgin, Manitoba on January 8th, 1906 he received all his education there and later worked for his father at Anderson Mercantile. Lionel moved to Fairfax, Manitoba in 1925 where he managed and later owned the Fairfax General Store, until retiring in 1974. He married Dorothy (Dolly) Lee on July 10th, 1934 in Elgin.
ANDERSON – George Vincent Anderson, beloved husband of the late Edith Anderson, passed away peacefully in Brooks on November 19th, 2003 at the age of 84 years. Born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan on May 21st, 1919 he received his schooling in the Maple Creek area. George and Edith were married on July 25th, 1940 in Red Cliff and resided in the Duchess Community until moving to Brooks. He worked as a mechanic with Ford and later Modern Auto until retiring in 1984.
Andersen – Wayne Andrew Andersen of Brooks passed away at Brooks Health Centre on March 12th, 2016 at the age of 85. Wayne was born at Cereal, Alberta and raised on the family farm. He received his education in Calgary and spent many years as a surveyor. Later in life Wayne worked in the financial services industry selling life insurance and even spent a year as road manager for Raveen the Hypnotist. Wayne was a self-taught pianist who beautifully played music by ear. He was also an accomplished organist and was known as “the Piano Man” at Newbrook Lodge. When Wayne retired to Brooks from Calgary he and his wife Lillian were welcomed into Brooks Evangelical Free Church.
Anderberg – Violet May Anderberg of Calgary, beloved wife of the late Donald Anderberg, passed away in Calgary on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at the age of 89 years. Violet was born in Chailey, Alberta on January 20th, 1925. She married Donald Anderberg on January 19th 1946. Violet will be remembered as Auntie Vi to nearly everyone who knew her, her door was always open and a bed ready for anyone who was weary, and open arms for anyone who needed comfort. She was enormously proud of her vegetable and flower gardens and yard. Many for her family and friends shared the bounty of her harvests over the years. Violet cherished her family and relatives and it was important to her to stay in touch.
Amulung – Willem (Bill) Amulung was born November 14, 1914 in Middelstum, Gronigen, The Netherlands. He was married to Jeltje Heerema on May 25, 1939 and together they operated a dairy farm at the edge of Middelstum until coming to Canada in 1953. After brief stops in Caroline and Iron Springs, they moved to Rolling Hills in the spring of 1954 and in 1955 purchased the NE1/4-34-14-13- W4 where he resided until his death. This quarter became the heart of a successful dairy farm. Bill knew that success of any farm does not stop at the farm gate and spent many years as an active delegate to the Central Alberta Dairy Pool as well as a local promoter of Unifarm. Bill was very strong willed all his life and while his health permitted was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church, Rolling Hills Seniors Center and the Brooks Genealogy Society. His greatest passion however was his music and he played numerous instruments.
ALLEN, Alma Janet
1927 – 2014
Alma Janet Allen (Both) (Meyer) passed away peacefully October 2014 in Calgary, AB at the age of 87 years.
Alma was born and raised in the surrounding area of Govan, Saskatchewan. She was blessed with grandparents, aunts, uncles and many cousins who were involved in her childhood. She attended school in Dunkeld, Saskatchewan and upon graduating she began her teaching career.
Allen – Annie Peterina Allen of Brooks passed away in Brooks on October 6th, 2006 at the age of 92 years. Born in Earling, Alberta on June 4th, 1914, Annie received her education in Whitlaw, Alberta. Annie married Everett Allen in 1933 in Medicine Hat and moved to Brooks in 1939. She worked for Carol’s Fashions and other retail stores in Brooks. Annie was a former member of The Order of Royal Purple.
ALLEN – Norman Dwayne Allen was born in Medicine Hat, AB on Oct 22nd 1934. He married his wife, Isabelle (nee Roth) on September 10th, 1957 and they have four children. Dwayne holds a BSc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Alberta. After a rewarding career with the Government of Canada as an Electronic Engineer for the Department of Transport in Ottawa, he and his wife Isabelle retired to the beautiful shoreline of Chase BC in 1992. There, Dwayne found the space and time to pursue his passions for music, golf and art.