The CAMROSE BOOSTER, February 11, 2020 – Page 24
Family Day Carnival supports animal shelter By Murray Green
A Family Day Carnival with games and activities for children will be held at Retro (5017-51 Street) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 17. Activities include face painting, silent auctions, 50/50 raffle, karaoke, balloon animals, games and a visit from Brodie the dog. The proceeds of the Family Day Carnival will go to the Camrose and Area Animal Shelter. “We have confirmed that Brodie will be in attendance from noon until 2 p.m.,” said Lynn Horsman of the Animal Shelter Society. Brodie, a dog rescued from Old McDonald Kennels, has over 40,000 followers on Instagram after his story of survival was shared by Camrosian Brad Ames, now living in Red Deer, and girlfriend Amanda Richter. Once Brad’s sister Janaya Iverson from Camrose met Brodie, she had to do something to bring awareness to the important work that animal shelters do. For more information on the carnival or to adopt a pet, contact the shelter at 780-608-0091.
Breaking Loneliness film to be shown By Murray Green
The Camrose Seniors Coalition will be presenting a documentary about people finding ways to escape loneliness and social isolation. Two screenings of Breaking Loneliness, a documentary by filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk will be shown on Friday, Feb. 21 at 1:30 and 7 p.m. in the Heritage Building (old Rosehaven Care Centre). Brandy will also be joining in to discuss the topic of social isolation and loneliness. Phone Maria Labreau at 780-672-0141 for more information.
H. Elizabeth (Tveit) Cowan November 6, 1936 ~ January 30, 2020 Beth was born in Camrose on November 6, 1936 and died here on January 30, 2020. The years between were filled with many hardships, but also many adventures, love for people everywhere, an indomitable spirit, and a deep faith. Beth grew up in a number of small towns in Alberta and Saskatchewan where her parents, Pastor Amund Tveit and Mrs. Hannah (Stolee) Tveit served Lutheran parishes. In 1952, she came to Camrose Lutheran College for high school and so began her foreign travels. From 1954 to 1957, she attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, majoring in Public School Music. This led to her first teaching job in the small town of Greenbush, MN, which some of her friends teased her was a step backwards and definitely not in keeping with her high aspirations. Nonetheless, under her leadership, Greenbush choirs excelled and she made lifelong friends. While in Greenbush in 1958, she was diagnosed with MS. Not to be deterred, Beth left Greenbush in 1960 to teach music and English in Augsburg, Germany for the U.S. military. She used her time there to explore Europe. Again, with the military, she went to teach in Japan from 1962 to 1965 and enjoyed travelling throughout Asia. In 1965, she left the military and won a scholarship to study Counseling and Guidance at the University of Southern California, earning an MSc in Education. She then taught for the Mesa Unified School District. Beth married Richard (Joe) Smith in 1967. Tragically, he was killed in a car accident just two months later. Beth continued to teach and when she could no longer physically meet the demands of teaching, became a much loved and respected counselor. In 1968, she was honoured with a Teacher of the Year Award by the National Association of Parents and Teachers. In 1972, Beth retired from teaching. With the help of her sister Marie who returned from Japan to help care for her, and her own relentless efforts to find a cure for her MS so that she could throw away her wheelchair, Ethyl and Beth continued to live at home in California. She enjoyed an active life of counseling and participated in many community activities. In 1993, Beth and Marie moved to Camrose. After a fall and a partial hip replacement, Beth moved to Bethany Care Centre. There she met and, in 2000, married her second wonderful husband, David Cowan. Together they had a happy, active life with many friends and activities until last year when David’s health began to fail. He passed away December 2, 2019. Beth passed away January 30, 2020, only two days after their twentieth anniversary. Beth was predeceased by her parents, Amund and Hannah Tveit; her infant brother Albert; and her husbands Richard Smith Jr. and David Cowan. She is survived by her sister Marie Tveit; stepchildren James (Gail) Cowan, Shalene Cowan (Marvin Likness) and Blake (Nomie) Cowan and their families; many cousins; and countless friends around the world. A Funeral Service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from the Messiah Lutheran Church, with Rev. Norman Lentz officiating. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Beth’s memory may be made to The Bethany Group or to the charity of one’s choice. To send condolences, please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.
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The family of
Bernie von Tettenborn …wishes to express thanks and appreciation for all the donations and monies that people gave in his memory. Some were designated to certain causes and groups. Any donations that were not designated were sent to the Kidney Foundation. Bernie belonged to many organizations and groups in and around Round Hill and indeed in the province of Alberta, always working for the betterment of everyone. I often teased him I’d have to pretend to be a neighbour so he’d do a job for me. Many thanks to people who Bernie was involved with, whom I didn’t personally know, for all the cards and condolences you sent. Also, the flowers were beautiful and much enjoyed. Special thanks to Pastor Dan and Freda Berg, doctors and nurses, Weber Funeral Home and Jack and Donna Brooke for serving lunch. – Gladys and family
In memory of our dear
Eugene Orcheski who passed away on February 15, 2019 When nights are cold And stars are few I close my eyes And think of you With silent hope And silent tear A silent wish That you were here. Forever remembered, loved and missed by Brenda and families
The family of
Olive (Sand) Nitz …would like to thank our family and friends for all the phone calls, food, flowers, cards, visits, memorial donations and support shown to us after our mother’s passing. A very special thank you to the staff of Maple Cottage (Bethany Meadows) and Dr. Slabbert for the wonderful care given to Mom. Thanks to Pastor David Eriksson for his visits to her in Rosealta Lodge, St. Mary’s Hospital and Maple Cottage, and for his kind message at her memorial service. Thank you to the Boettger family for their special music. A sincere thanks to Olive’s nephew Claire Lawrence for delivering her Eulogy and for his saxophone solo. We would also like to say thank you to pianist Carolyn Olson and to Marion Strilchuck for providing a tasty lunch. A big thank you to the Weber Funeral Home staff for your caring and excellent support during our time of loss. Sincerely, Olive (Sand) Nitz’s family
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