ALBERTS – Samuel Edward Alberts of Brooks. Alberta died in the Ainsworth, Nebraska Hospital on July 17, 1991 at the age of 79 years.
He was born on January 3, 1912 at Ainsworth, Nebraska and received his education there. He graduated in 1931 and it was for his 60th alumni banquet that he returned to Ainsworth in June. He emigrated with his family to the One Tree District of Brooks, Alberta where he farmed until his retirement.
He married Natalie McKenzie, the Sutherland school teacher in December 1940 and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on December 10th, 1990.
He was always concerned for better conditions for the rural areas and because of this he became involved in the rural electrification program, the rural tele phones and the rural natural gas program. He was instrumental in organizing the Brooks Co-op and in later years was involved with the Brooks and District Museum. One of his interests was photography in which he spent many happy hours.
He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Minnie Alberts, his brothers James and Benton and his sister Anibel.
He is survived by his loving wife Natalie, his sister Dorothy Airth of De Winton, Alberta, six nephews and four nieces, 16 great-nephews and nieces. His sisters-in law Marion Alberts of Brooks and Pauline Alberts of Calgary and his brother-in-law James Airth of De Winton, Alberta.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 25, 1991 at Smith’s Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Robertson officiating. Interment will follow in the Brooks Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his six nephews, Robert and lan Airth and Donald, Richard, Kenneth and William Alberts.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. air ambulance or the Alberta Heart Foundation.
Smith’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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ALBERTS – Natalie Isabel Alberts passed away peacefully at the Brooks and District Health Centre – Long Term Care on May 10th, 2001 at the age of 89 years.
Born in Scotland on July 5th, 1911, the only child of Jim and Ann McKenzie Nat came to Canada with her mother to live near family in Medicine Hat. She studied education in university for two years to become a teacher; her career lasted for 26 years with her last 16 years in Brooks. Natalie married Sam Alberts on December 1st, 1940 and resided in Brooks. Nat had no children of her own, but took a very keen interest in the lives of all her nieces. nephews and her cousin‘s children and grandchildren. She enjoyed travelling and took many trips around North America including Alaska, several to Nebraska, and to Hawaii, Scotland, Europe and Australia. Nat also enjoyed social activities where she could visit family and friends. She loved her family, gardening, puzzles, games, writing into her journal and letters, making photo albums and reading. She had a fabulous memory right up to her passing. Nat was a member of the Brooks United Church, Prairie Warblers and the One Tree Women of Unifarm. She was predeceased by her husband Sam July 17th, 1991.
Nat is survived by her loving family, 3 sisters-in-law Dorothy Airth of DeWinton, Marian Alberts of Brooks and Pauline Alberts of Calgary; 2 cousins Frank Fowlie of Medicine Hat and El Hern and her husband Ben of Medicine Hat; 4 nieces; 6 nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 15th at 2:00 PM from the Brooks United Church. Rev. George Edmonds officiated. Active Pallbearers were Ben Hern Jr., Jim Hem, Lloyd Fowlie, Ian Airth, Bill Alberts and Dick Alberts.
In memory of Nat if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Brooks Public Library, Box 1149, Brooks T1R 1B9 or to the Newbrook Lodge, Bag 370, Brooks T1R OG5. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home. Telephone 362-4636.
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