Donovan, Maurice Quentin

DONOVAN – Maurice Quentin Donovan of Brooks, Alberta died on September 15, 1989 at the age of 69 years.

He was born at Steveville, Alberta on June 6, 1920 and resided in southern Alberta until the outbreak of World War Two. He joined the Canadian Army in 1940, served in active duty in Canada and Europe left the service in 1946 and came to Brooks.

He married the former Shirley Howe on Apri18,1950.

He was employed by the E.I.D. in Brooks from 1946 to 1971 and was a partner in Lathom Concrete from 1971 to 1980 and was self employed from 1980 until retiring in 1983.

He was a member of the Brooks Elks Lodge and the Royal Canadian Legion Brooks Branch No. 63.

He was predeceased by his parents Bertha and Joe Donovan, brothers Paul and Larry Donovan and a sister Yvette Evans.

Surviving are his wife Shirley of Brooks, two daughters, Carol Donovan of Ottawa and Joyce and her husband Gordon Forbes of Edmonton, a son Patrick Donovan and his wife Evelyn of Brooks and two granddaughters.

Funeral service was held on Tuesday, September 19 at 2 p.m. in Smith Memorial Chapel with the Reverend Jim Hamilton officiating. Interment followed in the Brooks Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers were Chuck Hale, Hans Rasmussen, Gus Stolson, Des James, Dempster Havens, Russ Askin, Fred Gratrix, Leroy Callaghan and Joe Bildersheim. Active pallbearers were Don Curtis, Gordon Forbes, Joe Donovan, Pat Donovan, Reg Howe and George Meyer.

If friends desire memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.