Finkbeiner, William

FINKBEINER — Willam Finkbeiner passed away in Brooks on September 5th, 2001 at the age of 87 years.

Born in Medicine Hat on September 5th, 1914 his family  farmed in Eatonia, Saskatchewan  until moving to Rolling Hills in 1939.  He married Audrey Stonehouse on  January 8th, 1946 in Brooks and they farmed in Rolling Hills until Oscar’s semi retirement to Brooks  in 1974. He enjoyed seasonal work at the Tillebrook Provincia lPark until retiring in his 70’s. Oscar was a member of the Brooks United  Church and will be best remembered for his giving and caring, for his sense of humor, his dry wit and his mischievousness.

Oscar was predeceased by his wife Audrey, the love of his life, on August 14th, 1974; his brother Hank of Redcliff, brother Ed of Duchess and sister Emma Keehn of Salmon Arm.  He is survived by his loving family, son Dennis and his wife Glynda of Brooks and Wayne and his wife Linda of Chestermere; grandchildren Lonny of Brooks, Shelley of Lethbridge, Ryan of Brooks and Shenade of Edmonton; great grandson Nathan of Gem; brothers Art of Salmon Arm and Sam (Margaret) of Redcliff; sisters Erna (Oscar) Schneider of Medicine Hat and Freida (Mac) McLaren of Tilley and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Monday, September 10th from BrooksUnitedChurch. Rev. George Edmonds officiated. Honorary Pallbearers were Jack Hutchison, Phillip Christman, Ralph Kristianson, Jack and Arlene Lester, Lloyd and Ruth Bott and Hale Stonehouse. Active  Pallbearers were Don Finkbeiner, Larry Stonehouse, Gary Schneider, Glen McLaren, Shane McLaren and Keith Finkbeiner. Interment followed at Brooks Cemetery.

In memory of Oscar, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to either Canadian Cancer Society, #102 1865 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2 or Cystic Fibrosis, #512 206 – 7th Avenue SW, Calgary T2P  0W6. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home, Brooks. Telephone 362-4636.