LOEWEN, Patricia Margaret Jean
Patricia Margaret Jean Loewen (nee Cooper) passed away July 2, 2013 at the Sundre Hospital at the age of 68 years. Pat was born March 8, 1945 in Calgary and was adopted by Vern and Nellie “Peggy” Cooper of Turner Valley. Patty’s father passed away when she was nine and her mother passed away in 1986. She will be forever missed and loved by her lifelong partner and husband, Dale. Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the Sundre Cemetery. A luncheon will be held following the burial at the Royal Canadian Legion, Sundre. Boots and jeans dress attire preferred. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of choice.
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The following excerpt was researched at Archives Canada by Rob Hermanrude …
ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
Toni Klettl immigrated to Canada from Austria in 1951. After working in Northern Ontario a short while, he headed west and worked near Prince George, B.C. In 1952 he came to Jasper and it must have been what he was looking for because Jasper became home for the next 33 years.
Toni worked as a powderman, doing the blasting during the construction of the Trans-Mountain Pipeline. Then it was on to the CN express office along with Hoppy Bolton, Laurie Woodcock, Bill Lawseth and Wally Shewchuk. He has often recalled meeting the trains from the west at six in the morning, dark, alone, and having to handle the cash boxes full of old money going back to the mint for disposal.
It is with profound sadness that I write to let you know that Tony Klettl passed away peacefully in his sleep last night (July 11th). A memorial service will be planned for the fall.
Tony played a key role in the Avalanche Program in the Mountain Parks during his career. He will be deeply missed by all of his friends and family!
Jasper National Park of Canada