AMES, Irving Franklin "Tyke": April 28, 1928 - August 31, 2014 (Ashes)

AMES, Alice "Allie" Eileen (Olson): April 18, 1936 - September 5, 2021  (Ashes)

Alice (Allie) Eileen Ames was born in Glen Leslie on April 18, 1936 and passed away suddenly at the QEII Hospital on September 5, 2021 at the age of 85
   Allie was predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Irving (Tyke) Ames, her parents Alfred & Inga Olson, siblings Edna Flohr, Elsie Ray, Violet Griffiths, Gordon Olson, Angie Waldner, & Don Olson, her first grandchild Troy Perkins & son in law Kimmie White.
   Allie leaves to grieve her four daughters - Louise Ames, Bev Steinke, Irene Stark & Colleen Heavener, her son in laws Wade Steinke, Dale Stark & Bill Heavener, grandchildren Lea (Marcel) Allain, Kim Perkins, Denay (Clint) Webb, Marla Steinke, Lana (Tyler) Siebert, Lacey (Ryan) McAleney, Tanner (Leslie) Stark and great-grand children Rebecca, Marcel, Luke & Lexi, Taylor & Rayden, Sarah & Rachel, Reagan & Jayla, Bruce & Ali, Tyke & Landon, one great grand child Grayson and numerous nieces and nephews.
   Allie spent her life creating and loving and stable home for Tyke & her girls. She was an adept seamstress, creating numerous wedding dresses throughout the years and dresses, coats and clothes for the girls. She was extremely gifted in such a wide range of things, crochet, baking, needlepoint, moose hair tufting, and gardening to name only a few. Her favorite thing in the world was dancing with Tyke.
   Allie’s giving, kindness and loving nature will be so sadly missed by all who knew her, but especially by her family.
   She undoubtedly is truly in "heaven", dancing the "old time waltz" for eternity, with Tyke, whom she has missed, so much, for the last seven years.
   At her request, there will be no funeral or memorial.
   Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742

Block 34A, 3

AMES, Glenn H.: 1924 - 1975

Block 34 plot A2

AMES, Russell Fred: May 17 1928 - November 14 2015

   Russell Fred Ames, born May 17, 1928 in Bezanson, AB, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the QEII Hospital, at the age of 87 years. Russell enjoyed life, was a man of great work ethic, and was blessed with many talents. He and Joan loved to dance and have several medals won at various Provincial Seniors Games. We will remember him when we hear some beloved dance music, or in the fall when the crops in the fields are ripe for harvest, or see a shiny red GMC pick-up truck. We will remember and love you forever. Russell will be greatly missed by his wife of 67 years Joan, son Danny (Donna), daughter Terry (Roland) LaCroix; grandchildren: Tammy (Wayne), Darcy (Shelley), Renee (Darryl), Holly (Brady) and Jennifer. His 13 great-grandchildren: Kalyssa, Naomi, Braeden, Tristan, Josie, Reid, Brinley, Trey, Quinn, Cohan, Chloe, Alexa and Lily were a source of great pride and joy. Russell is also survived by his sisters Edith (Milfred), Fern (Ron), and Ruby; sisters in-law Betty and Jean, brother in-law Allan, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Fred and Edna Ames, parents-in-law Ira and Nellie McLaughlin, as well as many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
   An informal Open House Memorial Tea will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm at the Golden Age Centre in Grande Prairie (10222 101 Ave.) Cremation has taken place, and a private family burial will take place at a later date.
   Memorial Donations may be made to the Grande Prairie Golden Age Centre (10222 101 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 0Y5) or to a local charity of ones choice. Condolences may be sent by visiting

AMES, Joan Alma: May 26, 1928 - July 25, 2020

Joan Alma  AMES   It is with great sadness that the family of Joan Alma Ames (nee McLaughlin) announces her sudden passing on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Wild Rose Manor in Grande Prairie, AB, at the age of 92 years.
   Joan was born May 26, 1928 in Grenfell, SK, and grew up in Bezanson, AB. She married and raised her family there on the farm, until she and her husband Russell sold and moved to Grande Prairie in 1974.
   Joan was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Her family was all-important and her well-tended home a place of comfort and countless wonderful meals. She was a wonderful baker, her homemade bread, squares and especially pies, were mouth-watering to anyone that got to enjoy them. Many loaves of freshly baked bread or cinnamon buns were delivered to her grandchildren over the years, not to mention the amazing potato salad that the family is still trying to perfect in her honor! Joan also crocheted hundreds of beautiful afghans over the years, which family and friends proudly display in her honour.
   In their retirement, Joan and Russell enjoyed golfing and travelling, especially their six-week drive across Canada, visiting family along the way. Joan and Russell loved to dance and won several medals over the years at various Provincial Seniors Games. Joan was an avid walker, walking daily for several years.
   Her marriage of 67 years was blessed with two children, five grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Son Danny (Donna) and their family: granddaughter Holly (Brady Kyle) and great-grandchildren Tristan and Quinn; granddaughter Jennifer (Garrett Larson/deceased) and great-grandchildren Cohan, Chloe and Lily. Daughter Terry (Roland LaCroix), and their family: granddaughter Tammy (Wayne Maskell) and great-grandchildren Josie and Brinley; grandson Darcy (Shelley) LaCroix and great-grandchildren Naomi, Reid, Trey and Alexa; granddaughter Renee (Darryl Gagnon) and great-grandchildren Kalyssa and Braeden. Joan is also survived by sister Jean Kimble; sisters in-law: Edith, Fern (Ron), and Ruby; brother in-law Allan; as well as many nieces and nephews.
   Joan was predeceased by her husband Russell; parents Ira and Nellie McLaughlin; parents in law Fred and Edna Ames; sister Helen Redwood; brothers: Neil, Elmer and Earl: as well as many sisters in-law and brothers in-law.
   Due to Covid19, there will be no memorial service. A private family burial of ashes will take place later in August 2020.
   Memorial donations may be made to the Grande Spirit Foundation (9505 102 Ave., Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 7G9).
   The family wishes to extend our heartfelt thanks to the staff at
   Wild Rose Manor for their amazing care for Joan during the past five years. In particular, the care shown during the Covid19 pandemic has been commendable, and certainly, at times, has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you so very much! Condolences may be sent by visiting

Block 33, Lot 5

AMES, Donald Roy: November 30, 1923 -  December 23, 2014

   Donald Roy Ames passed away suddenly in Grande Prairie on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at the age of 91 years. He lived in the Bezanson/Grande Prairie area nearly all his life having been born on the family farm near Bezanson on November 30, 1923. His parents were W. Roy Ames and Isabella 'Bella' Gillespie Ames. Unfortunately Bella passed away just 3 weeks later, on December 21st. Don and his older siblings Janet, Bernice, and Robert then spent several years with their grandparents in Manitoba before returning to the farm.
   Later in life he was a truck driver and cat skinner for his uncle Charlie Ames. In the early 50s he met Rose Potrebenko of Woking and they were married on November 7, 1951. They took up farming on the next quarter section west of the homestead in 1953 and stayed there until 1978, when they moved to the hamlet of Bezanson and some years later to Grande Prairie, where they were still. Don leaves to mourn his wife Rose; children: Ken, Debbie (John Buitenhuis) and Tom, along with 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
   A Viewing will take place on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Oliver's Funeral Chapel in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave).
   Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Oliver's Funeral Chapel. After a luncheon internment will take place at the Glen Leslie Cemetery.
   In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer's Society of Alberta (9823 116 Ave, Grande Prairie AB, T8V 4B7).
   Condolences may be sent by visiting

Block 79, Lot 1

AMES, Rose (Potrebenko): January 13, 1932 - June 15, 2016

   Rose Ames passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at the Grande Prairie Care Centre, with her granddaughter Angela by her side.
   Rose originally wrote this obituary when she was 66.
   Rose was born in a homestead shack near Woking, AB on January 13, 1932, but her father registered her as being born February 13, 1932.
   One of her greatest joys was receiving a Business School diploma from St. Joseph’s Business College in 1949.
   Rose met Donald Ames of Bezanson, and they were married in November 1951. In May of 1953, they bought two quarters of land in Bezanson from Harry and Mabel Beaver. They farmed for 25 years, during which time Ken was born in 1953, Debbie in 1955 and Tom in 1957. From 1959, for 21 years, she was a spare school bus driver for Don in Bezanson. She was very active in the Bezanson Home and School during the children’s growing-up years and was also an active member of the local curling club.
   In 1978, the farm was sold, and they moved to the hamlet of Bezanson. Rose continued to be a spare school bus driver for various drivers until 1986.
   In 1986, Don and Rose made the big move to Grande Prairie, and lived there to this day. In July 2006, they moved to Heritage Lodge. Rose had been plagued with poor health since 1978.
   Rose is survived by her son Ken (Karen); daughter Debbie (John Buitenhuis); son Tom; 3 grandchildren: Ryan, Angela (Mike Mohr), and Lisa (Greg Breukelman); 5 great-grandchildren (Kendyl, Dawson and Rya Mohr, Nora and Parker Breukelman); brother Mike Potrebenko from Port Alberni; sister Helen (Earl Scott) of Burnaby; sisters in-law: Ruby Potrebenko of Victoria and Mary Potrebenko of Edmonton.
   She was predeceased by her husband Don in 2014, brother Michael in 1935, father in 1984, mother in 1994, and brother Arthur in 1998.
   A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 20, 2016, at 2:00pm, at Oliver’s Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Glen Leslie Cemetery.
   Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army Food Bank (9615 102 St., Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 2T8).
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Block 79, Lot 2

AMES-REID, Elsie: March 13 1911 - May 15 2011

   Mrs. Elsie Ames-Reid passed away peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at the age of 100. She was born on the family farm in Justice, Manitoba and was a longtime resident of Bezanson, Alberta with her last years spent at the Pioneer Lodge in Grande Prairie. She is survived by her husband of eight years Wilfred Reid; her grandchildren Jean (Chris) Miller, Ernie (Debbie) Mitchell and Howard Mitchell; great-grandchildren Aaron (Tara) Miller and family, Kelly (Michelle) Miller and family, Katrina (Rick) Palfi and family, Justin Mitchell, Kyle Mitchell, Tara (Rod) Peters and family, Jason Mitchell and family; and numerous great great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Elsie (Gran) was predeceased by her only son Prince and first husband Charlie as well as her brothers Howard, Jim, Laval, and Clarence; her sisters Eura, Grace and Cynthia.
   Funeral service for the late Elsie Ames-Reid will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 11:00am at Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel with Pastor Doug Webb officiating.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to a charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
   Condolences may be sent by visiting

Block 23, Lot 1

AMES, Mavis M. (Baby): 1923 - 1923

Block 34, Sub A4, Lot 2

AMES, Fred Earnest: 1901 - 1982

AMES, Beatrice: 1905 - 2000

Block 47, Lot 1 & Block 47, Lot 2

AMES, George F.: 1897 - 1966

Blolck 34, Sub A4, Lot 1

AMES, Mavis Maude (Boyd): October 10, 1924 - December 21, 2009

   Mavis passed away peacefully at the age of 85.
   She was predeceased by her husband, Glenn, and leaves to mourn her children Randy (Pat), Lenny (Donna) and Bonny. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren, sisters Iris and Corene and brother, Harmon.
   A graveside service will be held at the Glen Leslie Cemetery Monday, December 28 at 2:00 pm. Following the service friends and family are invited to join us for a time of fellowship at Oliver Funeral Home Posted on 2009-12-23

Block 34, Sub A5, Lot 1

AMES, Prince Charles: 1932 - 1955

Block 23, Lot 3

AMES, Thelma L.: 1898 - 1973

Block 34, Sub A4, Lot 4

AMES, William: 1925 - January 2, 1927

Block 34, Sub A4, Lot 3

DORSCHEID, Bernice: 1915 - 2001

Berniece Ames married Jack Dorscheid

FORD, William: 1882 - 1944

FORD, Vera: 1890 - 1953

William Ford married Vera Ames

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