Coombs – Robert Milton

April 8, 1929 – January 24, 2021 Robert Coombs passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021 in Claresholm, Alberta at the age of 91. “Bob” was the beloved husband of Marjorie (deceased), father to Jane (Tim), Greg (Michelle) and Carolyn (Paul), grandfather to Christina, Curtis and Kayley, and brother to remaining sister, Bertha Chaulk. Bob was predeceased by parents Thomas … Read more


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ray at the Claresholm General Hospital on January 13th 2021 at the age 85 after a courageous battle with cancer. Ray was born in the farmhouse at Paradise Hill, Saskatchewan, oldest of three boys to Joe and Lily Pezderic. As Ray was growing up on the farm his love of … Read more


Bryan Thomas Cochlan was born on March 5, 1936 in Claresholm, Alberta and passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at the Claresholm General Hospital at the age of 84 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his family, wife, Beverly of 62 years; daughters, Paula (Darcy) Friesen and Diana (Lenny) Carlson; his grandchildren, Jeremy (Hannah) Johnson, Jolayne (Luke) Opitz … Read more

Murphy – Darryl Ray

August 31, 1949 – January 5, 2021 Murphy – Darryl passed away at Claresholm General Hospital January 5, 2021 at the age of 71. Darryl is survived by his wife Shirley, sons Darryl, Michael, and Jeff; daughters Alicia, and Angel; and five grandchildren. One sister Trudy (Paul) Ollivier. Darryl was predeceased by his dad Lloyd, mom Phyllis, brothers Alan (Al) … Read more

Backstrom – James Stanley

November 25, 1930 – December 26, 2020 James Stanley Backstrom passed away at Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre on December 26, 2020 at the age of 90 years.   He was predeceased by his son Patrick. James is survived by his loving wife Yvonne, sister Jessie Deacon, sons Brian and Perry, daughters Brenda and Wendy,  step-daughter Donna  and step-sons Douglas, Dean … Read more

McGill – Thomas Joseph Earl “Joe”

Thomas Joseph Earl McGill, “Joe”, was born in Brockville, Ontario on June 19, 1944, the youngest of 4 children to David and Rita McGill. Joe was raised between Brockville and White Lake and the open road brought him to Alberta in his 30s. Taught by his big brother Ron, Joe began his lifelong beloved career as a truck driver at … Read more

O’Neill, Lyal

Lyal Norval O’Neill passed away peacefully at the Claresholm General Hospital on Monday, December 21, 2020, at the age of 66 years after a long, determined battle with cancer. Lyal was born in Lafleche, Saskatchewan, the sixth of nine children to Oswald and Lilianne (née Croisetiere) O’Neill. Lyal grew up on the family farm near Lafleche; after graduating, he went … Read more

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