Alberts, James H. & Marion J.

James Harry Alberts of434 Brooks, Alberta died on September 28 1986 at  the age of 72 years following a lengthy illness.  He was born at Ainsworth, Nebraska, U.S.A. and came to Brooks in the spring of 1931 and farmed in the One Tree district until retiring in 1975. He moved to the Town of Brooks in 1965 where he has resided since.He married the former Marion Trotter on April 10, 1944.  He was a member of the Farmer’s Union of Alberta.  He was predeceased by his parents Edward and Minnie and an infant sister Annaibel Surviving are his wife Marion of Brooks; three sons, Don and his wife Louise, Richard, Ken and his wife Patricia, all of Brooks; four grandchildren; two brothers Sam of Brooks and Ben of Calgary; a sister Dorothy Airth of DeWinton, Alberta and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral service was held on Tuesday, September 30 at 2 p.m, in Smith Memorial Chapel with Pastors Robin Hartley and Clarence Ramer officiating. Interment followed in the Brooks Cemetery. Pallbearers were Don Alberts, Richard Alberts, Ken Alberts, Bill Alberts, Bob Airth and lan Airth.  If friends desire memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of Alberta.  Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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 ALBERTS – Marion Alberts, passed away peacefully at the Brooks Long Term Care Facility on, Monday November 29th, 2004 at the age of 82 years. Marion was born in Riverbow, Alberta on January 3rd, 1922. On April. 10th, 1944 she married James Alberts. Together they farmed in the One Tree district, moving to Brooks in the mid 1960’s. She spent four or five years working at the Brooks post office and many years as the secretary at the Medicine Hat Health Unit in Brooks. Marion was predeceased by her husband James, of 42 years, in the fall of 1986. She was also predeceased by her parents Elizabeth and Alex Trotter; 1 sister Majorie Smith; brothers-in-law Jim Smith, Jim Airth, Ben and Sam Alberts; 1 sister-in-law Natalie Alberts; 1 niece Eleanor Darago and 1 nephew Wayne Smith. Marion is survived by sons Don (Louise), Dick (Dixie), Ken (Pat); 1 brother Wilson (Eleanor) Trotter of Brooks; two sisters-in-law Dorthy Airth of Dewinton and Pauline Alberts of Calgary. Marion is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Jeff (Vickie) Alberts, Francis (Joe) Wipf, Tom and Scott Alberts; 4 step grandchildren, Richard, Rod, Don Wilson, Lynsey Owen & their spouses; 1 great grandson, A.J. Wipf; 5 step great granddaughter Jessica, Taylor-Ann and Mallory Owen, Sarah & Sidney Wilson and numerous nieces and nephews and their spouses. Family graveside service to be held at the Brooks Cemetery on. Monday December 6th, 2004 with a memorial service to be held in the Brooks United Church at 2:00 PM. Rev. George Edmonds officiating. If friends desire, donations may be made to either the Brooks United Church Memorial Fund, 507 – 3rd Avenue West, Brooks T1R 0B2 or the Diabetes Association (Brooks and District) Box 18 , Brooks T1R 1B3. Arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME. Telephone 362-4636 or (866) 362-4652.

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