The CAMROSE BOOSTER, March 2, 2021 – Page 22
Scammers never give up By Lori Larsen
Scam artists are constantly finding new ways to defraud people out of their hard-earned money. Camrose Police Service crime prevention and community relations officer Constable Kelly Bauer reminds residents to be extra vigilant about the possibility of being scammed. “If it is too good to be true, then it likely isn’t true,” began Constable Bauer. Recently, there have been several separate reports to CPS involving residents who were, or nearly were, scammed out of money. On Feb. 13, staff from a local financial institution advised police that a senior was sending funds through Western Union and believed it to be suspicious. It was confirmed that no money was lost, and the senior’s daughter was updated and is assisting with her mother’s finances. “Children need to speak to their aged parents about fraud,” advised Bauer. “Most children probably feel that it wouldn’t happen to their own parent until it is too late. It’s worth the conversation to avoid a parent being victimized.” On Feb. 8, police attended an address in Camrose which was the subject of five different complaints from people, who said they had attended a residence to purchase a quad, but no one was at the home. All five potential buyers had provided a deposit and were there with cash to complete the purchase. The fraudster randomly used the Camrose address as part of an online scam. “Fraudsters will create a deal that appears to be too good to resist,” explained Bauer. “Everyone loves getting a great deal, so victims turn a blind eye to the fact that it may be fraudulent. Buyers are willing to put down a deposit before doing any type of checks because they don’t want to lose the purchase to another buyer. The lure of a good deal is simply too great, as evident by multiple different parties all making a deposit on the same ATV.” Scammers will pose as genuine sellers and post fake ads on classified websites, or may reach out to victims through social media platforms or email The ads are usually accompanied by photographs, sometimes taken from legitimate websites, or even taken at local businesses. The scam lures victims in a hurry, by pricing the items at a low, unbelievable (because it is) price, and will often say “must sell” with a viable reason, such as moving or being recently unemployed. Continued on page 24
Rev. Dr. D. D. Robert Hazen
Alexander Henry Kerr January 29, 1947 ~ February 6, 2021 Alexander Henry Kerr passed away peacefully on February 6, 2021, at 74 years, at his home in Red Deer. Alex was born in Camrose, AB to William and Jemima Kerr of Edberg, AB, being the eighth of ten children. His loss is deeply felt by his siblings Robert (Jean) Kerr of Kingman, Ellen Thirsk, Marion Germanick of Camrose, James (Gail) Kerr, Gordon (Donna) Kerr of Edberg, and Evelyn (Gordon) Innes of Ohaton. Also left to cherish his memory are many nieces and nephews, extended families, and special friends he made over the years at his home in Red Deer, AB. Alex spent his younger years on the family farm at Edberg until he moved with his Dad to Bashaw, AB. With the passing of Dad, Alex moved to Red Deer, AB. Alex liked to joke around and could take teasing as well as he could give it – anything for a laugh. He liked playing cards, listening to music, going to garage sales and painting birdhouses that his special friend Jake made for him. He liked going to Camp He Ho Ha, and was very fortunate to fly with friends to Victoria, BC. While there, he was able to visit and have tea with his sister Gladys. Alex was predeceased by his parents William and Jemima Kerr; sisters and brothers-in-law Marjorie (Arnold) Westfall, Gladys (Nels) Thomas, James Thirsk; brother William Jr.; sisters-in-law Lois Kerr and June Kerr; nephews Jim Thirsk, Leo Thirsk, Allan Germanick and Douglas Thorkelson. Alex, we will all always cherish the many memories we have of you and will miss you. A service will be held at a later date.
Margaret (Doll) Whaley November 21, 1929 ~ February 24, 2020 Born at Fairview, Alberta 1951 Graduate of the Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing (Edmonton) Survived by: Daughter Rachel Baran Sons Lionel and Neil Whaley Grandson Grant Culham Granddaughter Laura Salgado Sisters Lucille Macdonald and Ernestine Hoyem Nieces, Nephews and Cousins Cremation. No funeral or services. If desired, donations can be made to: Huntington Society of Canada OR Compassion House 151 Frederich Street, Suite 400 10909-76 Avenue Kitchener, ON N2H 2M2 Edmonton, AB T6G 0J6
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Rev. Dr. D. D. Robert Hazen was born on December 6, 1923 to John and Anna (Terry) Hazen in Ashland County, Ohio, one mile north of the village of Mifflin. He passed away on February 25, 2021. He is predeceased by his wife Dorothy, who died in 2002; and son Harry, who died in 1995. He received his elementary education in Mifflin, Ohio, and the rural area southwest of Belleville, Ohio. He was a graduate of Belleville High School in 1941, and a graduate of Anderson College and Theological Seminary in Anderson, Indiana in 1950. He married Dorothy Bryant in 1943, and they had two children, Sharon and Harry. He leaves to mourn his passing daughter Sharon Hazen of Camrose; grandson William McAfee (Melody) of Camrose; and great-granddaughters Danielle and Michelle McAfee. Beginning in 1943, Robert and Dorothy pastored eight different congregations, twice with two circuits. They felt called to help struggling churches gain some degree of stability, concluding with starting a brand new church in Seymour, Indiana. Later, they pastored in Bloomington, Indiana and Lansing, Michigan. During his 18-year pastorate in Lansing, Pastor Hazen distinguished himself by pioneering Work Camps throughout the Caribbean and North America. In 1977, Pastor Hazen accepted the Presidency of Alberta Bible Institute, later which become Gardner College. While President, he was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon. Pastor Hazen retired in 1980 from Gardner College. In retirement, he gave leadership to the Deer Valley Meadows Church Camp and mentored a number of pastors and gave care to Dorothy in her declining years. Daughter Sharon returned to give care to both Dorothy and Robert. Due to the pandemic restrictions, a live stream funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 8, 2021. Live stream details can be found at www.weberfuneralhome.ca. Memorial gifts to Deer Valley Meadows Camp Prayer and Meditation Sits Development are deeply appreciated.
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Mary Lou Bolding …would like to thank family and friends for your loving support upon the passing of our cherished wife, mom, grandma and GG-MA. Your kind messages, phone calls, flowers, food and cards were so very much appreciated. To Dr. Boyd and staff at the Smith Clinic and Pharmacist Sumitha Sasi and staff at Camrose Remedy’s Rx, we would like to thank you for your kind and professional care during Mary Lou’s life. To Dr. Minders and the nursing staff at St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary – Unit 2 Palliative Care Unit, we would like to thank you for the compassionate care received. We would also like thank Colin Yuha and staff at Burgar Funeral Home for your professionalism and guidance as we planned Mary-Lou’s service. A very special thank you to Rev. MaryAnn Pastuck for helping us to remember MaryLou’s life with laughter and healing tears. It was a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony! In lieu of thank you cards, a donation will be made to St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary – Unit 2 Palliative Care Unit in Mary Lou’s memory. – Dede Bolding and Families
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