Pronyshyn – Rachel Ann

May 16, 1943 – January 17, 2021 Rachel Pronyshyn, a lifelong teacher of Claresholm, Alberta passed, peacefully at the age of 77 at the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre.  Rachel will be missed and lovingly remembered by her sister Betty Sewall (Ian), son Andrew Pronyshyn (Shelly) and her three grandchildren Brendan, Chantel and Chris. Rachel was predeceased by her daughter … Read more

Nelson – Roy Elwood

1929-2020 Roy Elwood Nelson passed away at his part-time home in Las Vegas, NV on December 08, 2020, two months short of his 92nd birthday. He was predeceased by his first wife, Shirley (nee Dais) in April 1993. Roy was also predeceased by all of his siblings and their spouses: Marion (Ray) Peters, Arthur (Nora) (Gladys), Edwin (Ottalie), and Astrid … Read more

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

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