ROEN – It is with great sadness that the family of Guttrom Edmonton (Ed) Roen announces his passing on Sunday, September 13th, 1998 in Bassano at the age of 89 years.
Born in .Comstock, Minnesota on March 26th, 1909 he came to Canada in 1920 with his family to their new farmstead in Duchess. Ed married Hazel Bessie Browning in 1942 and together they lived and farmed in the Duchess area until 1962 when they and their 3 sons moved to Dorothy. Ed and Hazel moved to Claresholm in 1972 where they continued to ranch until retiring in 1992.
Ed was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Hazel, on September 20th, 1994, son Mike on October 6th, 1996 and by one great-grandson, Dylan Bourque on December 1st, 1994.
He is survived by his son Ted and his wife Lynne of Hardisty and their daughters Crystal (Daryl) Bourque, Sherry (Michael) Tanton; daughter-in law Margaret of Medicine Hat and her children Lisa and Ross and son Narve and his wife Shaun of Black Diamond and their children Ryan, Mark, Scott and Sandra and great-grandchildren Elize, Chase and Haylie Bourque.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 18th from St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Bassano. Archdeacon David Prowse officiated.
Honorary pallbearers were Crystal Bourque, Sherry Tanton, Lisa Roen, Ross Roen, Ryan Roen, Mark Roen, Scott Roen and Sandra Roen.
In remembrance of Ed memorial tributes may be made to the charity of choice. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home. Telephone 362-4636.