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BONNIE ISAAC
1942 - 2014


Evangeline Ruby Isaac, beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend passed away in Taber on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the age of 71 years.
The Funeral Service was held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Harry Unger officiating. Burial followed at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Bonnie is survived by her children Matthew (Debbie) Schmitz of Barnwell, Kathy Rempel of San Francisco, Kirby Schmitz of Taber and Tom (Trisha) Schmitz of Sylvan Lake; grandchildren Naomi (Shawn) Kempe, Blair Schmitz (Jennae Mertins), Tayler Schmitz, Devin (Blanca) Fletcher, Shawn Fletcher (Chantal Kiemich), Sara Rempel (Tom Chorney), Lichelle Schmitz (James Gibson), Allysa Schmitz, Dixon Schmitz, Dustin Schmitz and Mitchell Schmitz; great grandchildren Sofia Fletcher and Kaeson Gibson; her brother Calvin (Shirley) Isaac of Red Cliff as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents Oscar and Ella Isaac; sister Nina Tolkacz, and granddaughter Kelsea Schmitz.
Evangeline was born in Calgary on November 7, 1942. She later moved to Medicine Hat where she attended business college before marrying and becoming a homemaker to her family. Bonnie enjoyed and excelled at many creative endeavors such as sewing amazing Halloween costumes and creating elaborate birthday cakes for her children. She also enjoyed watching her sons and grandsons play hockey, singing in the choir and attending church.
Once her children were grown, she relocated from Taber to Calgary and Linden for a period of time where she worked in home care, for charity organizations as well as service and retail jobs. When her health failed Bonnie retired and eventually returned to Taber, where she lived her remaining years centered firmly in her faith, attending bible studies, church and enjoying time with her family.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Bonnie’s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation (Continuing Care), 4326 - 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.

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HELEN IKEBUCHI
1925 - 2013


Helen Ikebuchi (nee Shimbashi) beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away with family at her side in Taber on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the age of 88 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service was held at Knox United Church, 4929 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. Burial followed at the Barnwell Cemetery.
Helen is survived by her daughter Brenda (Glen) Wada of Barnwell and their daughter Kassidy Wada; son Wayne Ikebuchi of Calgary. She is also survived by her sisters May Takahashi and Kathleen Murakami; brothers Henry Shimbashi, William (Micheline) Shimbashi and Patrick (Dianne) Shimbashi; sisters-in-law Margaret Shimbashi, Kay Shimbashi, Yo Ikebuchi, Kay (Syd) Adachi and Chiyo (Rick) Starling; brothers-in-law Tom (Barb) Ikebuchi as well numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Norman Yotaro Ikebuchi; parents Zenkichi and Teru Shimbashi; brothers Edward, Albert, George and John Shimbashi; sister-in-law Sunao Shimbashi; brother-in-law Joe Takahashi; friends Harry Ikebuchi, Aigi Shigehiro and several in-laws and extended family.
Helen, the second child of Zenkichi James and Teru Shimbashi was born on January 25, 1925 at the Prince of Wales Ranch in Peskisko, Alberta. In 1926, the Shimbashi Family moved to a small farm in Welling and then to Barnwell in 1943. Helen entered the Medicine Hat Hospital Nursing Program and after much dedication and hard work, she graduated in 1948, receiving the General Proficiency Award and RN distinction. Her forty four year nursing career was spent in the Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and Taber Hospitals in various roles, from operating room instructor, emergency room nurse, to OR and emergency department supervisors. Even after retiring from hospital nursing in 1992, her caring ways and instincts lead her to help at Clearview Lodge.
Helen married Norman Yotaro Ikebuchi on November 14, 1953. They first resided in Lethbridge, then moved on to Taber in 1966. This is where she has made her home till her passing. Helen was involved in many organizations including but not limited to, bowling leagues, Hospital Auxiliary, local AARN, U.C.W., Tottori-Kenjin Doshikai and Kagoshima Society. She also taught oriental cooking and sushi making classes, this lead her to volunteer and demonstrate her talents to several local Grade seven classes during their studies of Japan.
Helen spent some of her free time doing things that she enjoyed, including bowling, fishing, knitting, cooking and especially spending time with family and friends. With her passion for nursing, helping others and cooking talents, Helen has touched many lives.

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GRANT IREDALE
1950 - 2013


Grant David Iredale passed away in Taber on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the age of 63 years.
A gathering of friends was held at the Linden View Care Centre, 4700 - 64 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, October 10, 2013.

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VICKI IVERSON
1953 - 2009


Vicki Lee Iverson, passed away in Taber on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at the age of 55 years.
She is survived by her children Scott (Carolyn) Siemens of Taber and Mary Siemens of Taber; grandchildren Quinton and McKenzie Siemens; sister Lynnette (Ernie) Langemann of Coaldale; brother Norris (Georgia) Iverson of Calgary.
Vicki was predeceased by her parents Milton and Mary Iverson; siblings Kathleen, Faith and Russell.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service for family and close friends will be held at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Carl Bogda officiating. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Vicki’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 - 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7 (www.cancer.ca).

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MAS INABA
1916 - 2009


Masanobu (Mas) Inaba beloved husband, wonderful father, caring grandfather and great grandfather, passed away after a gallant battle with cancer on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at the age of 92 years.
Mas was born in Japan, the second eldest of six children and immigrated to Canada in 1934 at the age of eighteen years where he farmed in Mission, B.C. He married Fumi in 1937. A forced evacuation in 1942 brought him to Southern Alberta, this area would become home. Many strong, warm friendships developed as he continued farming around Vauxhall and Hays, finally settling in Taber. In 1964 he returned to Japan for two months to add acupuncture skills to complement his chiropractic and physiotherapeutic work. He helped mostly local people, although his practice eventually broadened to patients from British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Montana.
He had a passion for golf and curling and enjoyed organizing tournaments and bonspiels. As well he enjoyed karaoke, shibais (Japanese theatre) and hosting parties in general. He enjoyed playing dominoes with friends in the winter to keep his mind sharp, and his mind certainly remained acute right up until the end. He had a great sense of humor and loved to entertain for others by performing magic tricks. Many of his children and grandchildren have picked up and continued on with some of his passions.
Mas will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife of seventy one years Fumi; seven children Frank (Toseko-“Dimples”), Nancy (Elbert), Dan, Larry (Lori), Janet (Shig), Ron (Wendy), Michael (Tracy) and twenty grandchildren and great grandchildren who have fond memories of times with Grandpa.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, February 15, 2009 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Monday, February 16, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Aldeen McKay officiating.
A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Yamabe and the wonderful staff at Taber Hospital. Mas was grateful and thankful to his family and many friends for their love and support during his illness.

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LARRY IRWIN
1939 - 2008


Larry Russell Irwin beloved husband of Wendy Irwin of Ituna, Saskatchwan (formerly of Purple Springs, Alberta) passed away in Melville, Saskatchewan on Monday, November 17, 2008 at the age of 68 years.
Besides his loving wife Wendy, he is survived by his children Renee (Russell) Kast of Ituna, Saskatchewan, Travis Irwin of Cardston; grandchildren Taylor, Landon and Shelby Irwin; brother Arlen (Marna) Irwin of Banff. He is also survived by Wendy’s brothers and sisters, Leonard Jensen of Cardston, Trudy (Garry) Hooge of Taber, Terry Jensen of Athabasca, Casey Jensen of Longview, Padjett (Candy) Jensen of Taber and Jody (Janice) Jensen of Taber; sister-in-law Shirley Jensen of Taber as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Paul & Elizabeth Irwin; in-laws Grant & Helen Jensen and great niece Lynese Jensen.
Larry was born December 14, 1939 in Arrowwood to Paul and Elizabeth Irwin. He was raised in Airdrie and attended school in Kathyrn. Following high school Larry attended Olds College. He married Wendy Jensen on December 26, 1967 in Arrowwood at the Church of the Brethren. Larry spent his working years as a farmer and rancher. He loved spending time with his family and friends and always told “Larry jokes”. He was always hospitable to those that were visiting. Larry’s interests were simple, quarter horses and black angus purebred cattle. He was an avid horse man and cattleman, whether it be doctoring or training animals or studying pedigree on livestock. He enjoyed the company of his dog, Sheeba. He liked playing chess, crib and card games. Larry loved sports, especially basketball and hockey and would attend a game whenever he could. He always enjoyed Christmas, birthdays and attending his children and grandchildren’s concerts, track & field and their awards nights.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, November 21, 2008 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Larry’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #207, 542 - 7 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2H1 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association 210D - 12 ‘A’ Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2J1.

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LESLIE IVAN
1956 - 2008

Mr. Leslie Ivan, loving father to Conlee and beloved son of Bill & Anne Ivan, passed away in Nevada, USA on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at the age of 51 years.
Relatives and friends are invited for Prayers at the Our Lady Of Peace Catholic Church, Innisfail on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at Our Lady Of Peace Catholic Church, Innisfail on Tuesday, March 18 at 11:00 A.M.
Arrangements in care of Metcalf Funeral Chapel, Innisfail, Alberta - Telephone: (403) 227-3123.

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JAKOB ISKOV
1927 - 2005


Jakob Christian Iskov of Taber, beloved husband of Dorothy Iskov, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2005 at the age of 78 years.
Jake was born on January 3, 1927 in Jels, Denmark where he received his schooling. He came to Canada in 1950 and returned to Denmark in 1953. He married Dorothy Daugaard on March 6, 1955. Jake and Dorothy returned to Canada and in 1971 they purchased the family farm. Jake's life and passion was farming.
"I believe a man's greatest possession is his dignity and that no calling bestows this more abundantly than farming. I believe hard work and honest sweat are the building blocks of a person's character. I believe that farming, despite its hardships and disappointments, is the most honest and honorable way a man can spend his days on earth."
Besides his loving wife Dorothy, he is survived by his two children Evelyn (Brian) Conrad and Ron (Margaret) Iskov all of Taber and two grandsons Brett and Jordan Conrad.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929-50 Ave., Taber on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at 10:30 A.M. A private family Interment will follow in the Taber Memorial Garden.

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HARRY IKEBUCHI
1931 - 2004


Mr. Harry Ikebuchi, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Sachiko Ikebuchi, of Taber, passed away at the Taber Hospital on Friday, September 10, 2004 at the age of 73 years.
Harry was born at Mission, BC on April 4, 1931 and was the son of Takaichi and Itoye Ikebuchi. At the age of three, he moved  to Japan where he lived with his grandmother. In 1940, he returned to Canada where he began receiving his schooling in Mission, BC and later moved to Picture Butte, graduating from Taber High School. Following high school, he attended Garbutt Business School. Harry married Sachiko Konno on November 1, 1958. He later attended SAIT, completing his training as a journeyman mechanic. Harry spent many years with Chinook Service in Taber before retiring in June, 2003.
Harry will be remembered by his children Lorraine (Michael) Davis of Burnaby, BC, Roland (Cindy) Ikebuchi and Elaine (Lonny) Gaehring all of Sherwood Park; eight grandchildren Kaitlyn, Gabriel, Joshua, Jeremy, Jenna, Quinlan, Teya & Danielle; two honourary grandchildren Kassidy and Tyler. He is also survived by his sisters and brothers Kay (Syd) Adachi of Lethbridge, Tom (Barb) Ikebuchi of Peachland, BC, Chiyo (Rick) Starling of Qualicum Beach, BC and by his three sisters-in-law Helen, Yo and Alene Ikebuchi and by numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
He was predeceased by his wife Sachi, his son Harry Randall and by three brothers Jim, George and Norman.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929-50 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Jim Lochhead officiating. A Graveside Service will follow at Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge, at 2:30 P.M.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Knox United Church Memorial Fund, 4929 - 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta  T1G 1H7.

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MARGARET IVINS
1911 - 2002

Margaret Wright “Peggy” Ivins of Taber, beloved wife of the late Edward Ivins, passed away peacefully with family present on Saturday, February 16, 2002 at the age of 90 years.
Peggy will be forever remembered by her brother Hugh Robertson; daughter Patty (Darwin) Lund; son Tom (Dianna) Ivins; grandchildren Corby Lund (Fiancée Debbie Dilworth), Kevin (Christy) Lund, Kristen (Tom) Simek and Tanya (Cole) Nelson and great granddaughters Haley, Sadie, Brynn and Tomi Jane. She was predeceased by her parents, Parker and Ethel Carruthers, and by Edward James Ivins, her husband of sixty two years.
Peggy was born on the family farm in Grassy Lake on November 9, 1911. She grew up in Grassy Lake where she also attended school. She graduated from Calgary Normal School and studied Home Economics in Claresholm for one year. She taught in a series of country schools - One Four (Manyberries), Burdett, Beazer, Sedon, Harrisville, Hutterite Schools, and Residential Schools on the Reserve. She sometimes rode horseback to school from the ranch. Peggy and Eddie were married in Calgary on April 5, 1939. Except for a stint when Eddie was cattle manager on the Reserve at Brockett, they spent most of the next 60 years on the ranch on Lee’s Creek. Peggy was passionate about her family and her profession. She was proud to be a Canadian. She loved ‘the ranch’, with its owls, humming birds, wildlife and wildflowers. She enjoyed cooking, canning, and picking wild berries, especially saskatoons and chokecherries. Peggy will be remembered for her integrity and morals, her hospitality and as a good friend and neighbor.
The Funeral Service was held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 389 - 2 Avenue West, Cardston on Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend David Moors officiating.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Peggy’s name can be made directly to the Continuing Care Facility c/o the Taber Hospital Foundation, 4326 - 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.

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EDDIE IVINS
1908 - 2001

Edward James Ivins, beloved husband of Peggy Ivins, passed away in Taber, with family members at his side, on Sunday, December 23, 2001 at the age of 93 years.
He is survived by Peggy, his wife of sixty two years; daughter Patty (Darwin) Lund; son Tom (Dianna) Ivins; grandchildren Corby Lund (Fiance’ Debbie Dilworth), Kevin (Christy) Lund, Kristen (Tom) Simek and Tanya (Cole) Nelson and great granddaughters Haley, Sadie, Brynn and Tomi Jane. Eddie was predeceased by his parents Edward and Margaret, brother Charlie, half brother Jack Moir and half sister Pearl Watson.
Eddie was born July 27, 1908 in Victoria, British Columbia. He spent most of his ninety three years on his beloved ranch beneath Chief Mountain at Beazer, except for a ten year stint as the cattle manager on the Peigan Reserve (The CY Ranch).
Eddie took great pride in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren, and in his stewardship of the land. He was an accomplished horseman and stockman with a gentle way with his livestock. Eddie was a founding and lifetime member of the Cowboys Protective Association (Membership #305), now the Canadian Professional Cowboy’s Association. He was also an accomplished calf roper at many southern Alberta rodeos and the Calgary Stampede.
Eddie leaves us to meet up with his many good friends and family that have gone on before.
He will be remembered as a fine husband, great dad and grandpa, good friend and neighbor and as a cowboy.
The Funeral Service was held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Leavitt Chapel, on Friday, December 28, 2001 at 11:00 A.M.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Eddie’s name may be made to the Continuing Care Unit, c/o of the Taber Hospital, 4326 - 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.

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LOUISA IRVING
1906 - 2000

Louisa Elizabeth (Dragoo) Irving of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Adam Clifford Irving, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2000 in her 95th year.
Louisa was born at Taber on January 9, 1906 and was the daughter of John Alonzo and Forrest Euzell (Taylor) Dragoo.
Louisa was active in farming, family and the LDS Church and was an avid gardener, quilter, genealogist and artist. The farm, 2 1/2 miles west of Barnwell, with her large vegetable garden and abundant flower gardens, was nicknamed “Happy Landing”. Anyone stopping by was always welcomed and fed.
Louisa grew up on the sand hills of Purple Springs, herding sheep, cows and horses where she met and married Adam Clifford Irving, whose family owned the Purple Springs store.
She married Cliff in Purple Springs on March 19, 1925. They moved to Barnwell and purchased the family homestead in 1928. They resided there until 1975 when they built a new home in Barnwell. Cliff predeceased her in 1976. In 1983 she moved to Bountiful Apartments and in 1994 moved to the Alberta Rose Lodge. For the past six months she has been hospitalized for a broken hip.
She served her church in many positions; including Primary and Relief Society President, and she taught genealogy and spiritual living for many years.
She will be sadly missed and forever remembered by her children Verna (Leon) Sallenback of Lethbridge, Kenneth Irving of Salt Lake City, Utah, Donna Grunewald of Victoria, British Columbia, Sunny (Walter) Crane of Calgary, Marilyn (Barry) Thomson of Barnwell, Blayne (Carol) Irving of Caldwell, Idaho, and Barilyn (Norman) Sopel of Langley, British Columbia; forty seven grandchildren; ninety great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Adam Clifford Irving; sisters Roma Moore, Alberta Covey Johnson Starzyk and Nellie Dragoo and brothers Albert Dragoo and Virgil Dragoo.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, November 23, 2000 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and also at the Church prior to the service from 12:45 P.M. to 1:45 P.M.
The Funeral Service was held at The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints, Barnwell Chapel, on Friday, November 24, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. with Bishop Marty Johnson conducting. Burial followed in the Barnwell Cemetery.

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WAYNE INGRAM
1913 - 1998

John Wayne Ingram, beloved husband of the late Pontie Ingram, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 7, 1998 at the age of 84 years.
Wayne was born on May 14, 1913 near Wrentham and was the son of Arthur and Anna Ingram. On November 13, 1938 he married Pontie Harbinson. He attended the School of Engineering earning his diploma as a Diesel Engineer in Los Angeles. They had farmed in the Fincastle and Wrentham areas before retiring to Taber in 1967. Wayne’s dedication and devotion to the construction and continuance of the Taber Church of Christ was a priority of his life.
Wayne is survived by his children Gerald (Beth) Ingram of Taber, Arthur (Lyn) Ingram of Wrentham, Ruby (Norm) Marose of Taber, Janyce (Frank) Eldridge of Taber, Bruce (Karen) Ingram of Taber and Sherris (Gord) Henley of Lethbridge; twelve grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; a sister Ruth Greeno as well as many other relatives in the United States.
Wayne was predeceased by his wife Pontie in 1997; a brother Graydon and a brother-in-law Chester Greeno.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, March 11, 1998 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service was held at Knox United Church, 4929 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, March 12, 1998 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Jim Chapman officiating. Interment followed at the Taber Memorial Garden.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Wayne’s name may be made directly to the Community Care Unit in care of the Taber Hospital Foundation 4326 - 50 Avenue Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.

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NORMAN IVERSON
1916-1997

Norman Milton Iverson, beloved husband of the late Mary Iverson, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at the age of 80 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel 5006 - 48 Avenue Taber, Sunday, August 17, 1997 from 7:00- 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service was held at the Peace Lutheran Church 4619 - 56 Avenue Taber, on Monday, August 18, 1997 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Linden Dressler officiating. Interment followed at the Taber Memorial Garden.

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JEAN INGRAM
1915-1997

Jean Pontefract Ingram, beloved wife of Wayne Ingram, passed away in Taber on Monday August 4, 1997 at the age of 82 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel 5006 - 48 Avenue Taber, on Thursday, August 7, 1997 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service was held at Knox United Church 4929 - 50 Avenue Taber, on Friday, August 8, 1997 at 2;00 P.M. with Pastor Jim Chapman officiating. Interment followed at the Taber Memorial Garden.

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