BULFORD Grave Stones

BULFORD, Haviland B.; 1887 - 1959 {also on Lapisky stone page}

BULFORD, Dukitsa (Kate): 1896 - 1990 {also on Lapisky stone page}

Kate Bulford, 94, of Grande Prairie
   Mrs. Dukista "Kate" Bulford passed away on Saturday,  October 6, 1991 in the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Grande Prairie at the age of 94 year. Born in Austria, she immigrated to Canada in 1903, at the age of seven.  She came to the Peace River country in 1917 and spent most of her life in the Bezanson area, returning to Grande Prairie in 1964.
    She was predeceased by her husband Haviland (Avie) in 1959, a son Harry in 1963, grandson Stanley Nellis in 1972, son-in-law Orval Nellis in 1987, granddaughter Betty Gubbe in 1989, son Harvey in April 1990. Kate was the last surviving member of the Lapisky family having been predeceased by three brothers and four sisters.
   She leaves to mourn her passing one son Elmer (Anne) of Bezanson, two daughters Irene Nellis of Grande Prairie and Elenor (George) Bain of  Elmsworth, and daughter-in-law Annie Bulford of Bezanson. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and four great-great-gandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
   Funeral service for Kate Bulford, will be held in he Oliver Funeral Chapel, Grande Prairie, on Wednesday, October 10, 1990 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Vern Wishart officiating. Cremation at the Oliver Funeral Chapel Crematorium will follow the service
   Funeral arrangement are under the direction of the Oliver Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Grande Prairie. Telephone 532-2929.
CLIPPED FROM - The Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, 09 Oct 1990, Tue - Page 2

Block 4, Lot 3

BULFORD Harry E.: 1924 - 1963

Block 4, Lot 1

BULFORD, Harvey Stanley.: October 30, 1924 - April 12, 1990 {also on Diederich grave stone page}

Harvey Stanley Bulford
   On Thursday, April 12, 1990, Harvey Bulford passed away in Grande Prairie. Alberta. at the age of 65. Harvey was born in Grande Prairie on October 30. 1924. and had been a life long resident of Bezanson. He was also a member of the West Smoky Legion No.244 in Bezanson. He is survived by his loving wile Annie; children: Lynne (Gerald) Oe of Bezanson. Melvin (Marion) of Bezanson. Grant (Kathleen) of Bezanson. Beverly (Stan) Tissington of Dimsdale. and Harold (Luanne) of Bezanson: 15 grandchildren: his 93 year old mother. Kate Bulford,  of Grande Prairie: brother Elmer (Ann) of Bezanson: 2 sisters: Irene Nellis of Grande Prairie. and Eleanor (George) Bain of Elmworth: numerous nieces and nephews: and brother-in-law Henry (Myrtle) Diederich of Dimsdale. He was predeceased by his father Haviland, twin brother Harry: and his uncle Stanley.
   Prayers will he held at the Oliver Funeral Chapel. Grande Prairie, on Monday. April 16. 1990. at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass for the late Harvey Stanley Bulford will he held on Tuesday, April 17. 1990. at 2 p.m.. at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. Grande Prairie, Alberta, with Father Alpert Sterzer officiating.
   Interment to follow in Glen Leslie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers. memorial donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.
   Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Oliver Funeral Chapel & Crematorium
  10212-102 Street, Grande Prairie. Telephone 532-2929
CLIPPED FROM - The Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, 16 Apr 1990, Mon  •  Page 2

Bio/Bulford-Harvey.pdf - Click for a PDF document with picture 

BULFORD, Annie Mary Madelaine: May 12, 1922 - February 2, 2015 {also on Diederich grave stone page}

Annie Bulford
   Annie Mary Madelaine Bulford passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, February 2, 2015 at the Points West Hospice in Grande Prairie at the age of 92. Annie was born on the family farm just west of Bezanson on May 12, 1922 to Michael and Madelaine Diederich.
   Annie was raised in Bezanson but moved with her brother Henry to the Mission in Peace River after their mother passed away in 1929. They spent 7 years there, only coming home for the summer holidays. When she moved back home, she attended school at East Kleskun, and St. Joseph’s. After graduation she took her schooling in Edmonton to become a lab technician. She worked there for a period of time until moving back home with her dad.
   Annie met Harvey Bulford and they were married June 25, 1947. Together they raised five children, two girls and three boys. Family was very important to Annie and she always led by example with her unconditional love and caring ways, instilling those same values in each of her children. Harvey passed away in 1990, Annie remained in her home on the farm until 2012 when she moved into Heritage Lodge. A devout Catholic and lifetime member of the Catholic Women’s League, her faith in God was her strength and inspiration throughout her life. She was a pillar of the community and always led by example, giving back, volunteering many, many hours wherever she was needed. Her quiet, unassuming, thoughtful, generous and gentle ways will be thought of often and missed forever. A doting mom, grandma and great-grandma, she never missed a birthday or special event. With God and family being the cornerstone of her existence, she and her family have been truly blessed.
   She is lovingly remembered and will be missed by her five children: Lynne (Gerald) Oe, Melvin (Marion) Bulford, Grant (Kathleen) Bulford, Bev (Stan) Tissington, Harold (Robyn) Bulford; 17 grandchildren: Kelvin (Judy) Oe, Michelle (Derek) Stokke, Bradley (Carey) Oe, Laura (Jake) Wasylchew, Colleen (Devon) Bulford, Stanley (Kristyn) Bulford, Sheila (Trevor) Bulford, Monica (Wade) Doris, Tammy (Chad) Bulford, Sean (Shelanne) Bulford, Ryan (Jenny) Bulford, Danny (Pyper) Bulford, Marty (Janeen) Tissington, Sheldon (Michelle) Tissington, Kyla (Jason) Tissington, Brandon Bulford and Madison Bulford; 31 great-grandchildren; brother Henry and sister-in-law Myrtle Diederich; brother-in-law Elmer Bulford and sister-in-law Elenor Bain, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
   Annie is predeceased by her husband, Harvey Bulford; parents Madelaine and Michael Diederich; brother Marcel Diederich; father in-law Haviland Bulford; mother in-law Kate Bulford; brother in-laws: Harry Bulford, Orval Nellis, George Bain and sisters in-law Irene Nellis and Ann Bulford; nieces Betty Gubbe and Rita Bain; nephews Stan and Wayne Nellis; grandson Cory Melnyk; and great-grandaughter Lacie Nellis.
   Special thanks to Wendy, her staff and Laurel and the homecare staff at Heritage Lodge; the caring nurses and healthcare aids at Points West Hospice; and all the family and friends who helped to make her last days so comfortable.
   Prayer service for the late Annie Bulford will be held Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Oliver's Funeral Chapel in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave).
   A celebration of life will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grande Prairie (10404 102 St).
   In lieu of flowers, donations in Annie’s memory can be made to Grande Spirit Foundation (9505-102 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7G9) or to the Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society (PO Box 21215, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 6W7).
   Condolences may be sent by visiting
www.oliversfuneralchapel.com
Posted on Oliver's web site

Block 4, Lot 2

BULFORD, Stanley: 1883 - 1949

Block 4, Lot 4

BULFORD, Ann: November 15, 1927 - January 6, 2014 {also on Stark grave stone page}

Ann Bulford
    On Monday, January 6, 2014, Ann (Stark) Bulford of Bezanson passed away in Grande Prairie at the age of 86 years. Ann was born to John and Elizabeth Stark on November 15, 1927 on the family farm near Bezanson.
   She married Elmer and raised their six children north of Bezanson. Ann enjoyed painting, gardening, sewing, knitting and travelling. She was very involved with the community. Ann will be lovingly remembered by her husband Elmer of 66 years, their children: Jim (Dorothea), Vern (Darlene), Janet (Bill) Doll, Everett (Linda), Annette (Bob) Simigan and Sherry (Ben) Doll; grandchildren: Teresa, Heather, David, Liza, Katie, Darren, Chris, Quinton, Angela, Tyler, Andy, Rick, Jason, Carson, Chase, and their spouses; 13 great-grandchildren; brother Doug (Evelyn) Stark, sisters in-law: Ruby Wurtz, Annie Bulford and Elenor Bain.
   She was predeceased by 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
   Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 7:00-9:00pm at Oliver’s Funeral Chapel in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.)
   The Funeral Service will be on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 1:00pm at the Bezanson Community Church.
   Ann will be laid to rest at the Glen Leslie Cemetery.
   Memorial donations may be made in loving memory of Ann to the County of Grande Prairie – Glen Leslie Restoration Project (10001 84 Ave Clairmont, AB T0H 0W0).
   Funeral Service Monday January 13, 2014, 1:00pm at Bezanson Community Church
CLIPPED FROM - The Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, 10 Jan 2014, Fri  •  Page 41

 BULFORD, Elmer James: April 5, 1926 - April 24, 2022 {also on Stark grave stone page}

Elmer James Bulford
    Elmer James Bulford, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022, at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital, at the age of 96 years.
   Elmer was born to Kate and Haviland Bulford, on April 5, 1926, on the family farm near Clairmont, AB. When Elmer was a young boy, the family, consisting of his parents, older sister Irene, twin brothers Harvey and Harry, Elmer’s twin sister Elenor and their Uncle Stanley, moved to Bezanson, AB.
   Elmer married Ann Stark in August of 1947, and they raised their family on a farm north of Bezanson, where they lived their entire marriage of 67 years until Ann’s passing in 2014. Farming was his life but he also worked on the rigs as a boiler man during the winter months. For a few years, he also worked at Civic Tire in Grande Prairie.
   Elmer had a strong desire to travel and see the world. Together with Ann, they travelled to many destinations, often with family and friends. He loved family gatherings, woodworking, playing cards, baseball (Blue Jays), curling, gardening, and berry picking.
   After Ann’s passing, Elmer moved to Wild Rose Manor where he reconnected with old friends and made many new ones. He was very thankful for the kind and caring staff who made his new home pleasant and enjoyable. He was delighted when his twin sister Elenor moved in to Wild Rose for a few years and was saddened by her passing last November.
   Elmer will be lovingly remembered by his children: Jim (Dorothea), Vern (Darlene), Janet (Bill) Doll, Everett (Linda), Annette (Bob) Simigan, and Sherry (Ben) Doll; grandchildren: Teresa, Heather, David, Liza, Katie, Darren, Chris, Quinton, Angela, Tyler, Andy, Rick, Jason, Carson, and Chase, and their spouses; along with twenty-two great-grandchildren.
   He was predeceased by his wife Ann; grandson Stephen Bulford; sister Irene Nellis; brothers Harvey and Harry; as well as twin sister Elenor Bain.
   A Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2022, from 3:00-5:00pm, at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.).
   A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 2, 2022, at 2:00pm, at Oliver’s Funeral Home, with lunch to follow. Interment will follow at the Glen Leslie Cemetery.
   A Livestream of the service will be accessible 15 minutes prior to the service on Elmer’s obituary on Oliver’s Funeral Home website.
   Memorial Donations may be made in loving memory of Elmer to the Kleskun Hills Museum Society (P.O. Box 341, Bezanson, AB, T0H 0G0) or to the charity of your choice.
Posted on Oliver's web site

Block 94, Lot 1 & 2

The following are on this page as the Wife’s Maiden name or previous married name belongs on this page.

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NELLIS, Orval Erving: 1912 - 1987 {also on Nellis grave stone page}

Orval Erving Nellis
   Mr. Orval Erving Nellis passed away on Tuesday June 9,1987 in Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 74.
   He was born in International Falls, Wisconsin, U.S.A. and came to the Grande Prairie area in 1917, he then moved to Dawson Creek in 1966, and returned to Wembley, Alberta where he owned and operated the Wembley General Store, from 1974-1979. He then retired to Dawson Creek, B.C. Mr. Nellis had been a life member of the Grande Prairie Elks Club. He served with the R.C.A.F. from 1942 to 1945.
   He is survived by his loving wife Irene; daughter, Shirely of Dawson Creek; sons. Wayne (Doreen) of Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Don (Ellen) of Dawson Creek, B.C., Phil (Kristina) of Prince George, B.C., Gordon (Carol) of Grande Prairie; grandchildren, Robert, Michael, Deanna, Rena, Crystal and Mark; brothers and sisters, Myrtle Schamehorn of Manning, Alberta, Mayme Branch of Alexandria. Louisiana, U.S.A.:  Ted, Lloyd, Bill, Harry all of Grande Prairie area; also many nieces, nephews and friends.
   He was predeceased by son, Stanley, in 1972. If friends desire, in lieu of flowers, memorials to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
   Funeral Services for the late Mr. Orval Erving Nellis will he held at the Oliver Funeral Chapel, Grande Prairie, on Monday, June 15, 1987 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Bob Hetherington officiating. Cremation to follow in the Oliver Funeral Chapel Crematorium.
   Funeral Arrangements under the direction of the Oliver Funeral Chapel, 10212-102 St., Grande Prairie. Telephone 532-2929.
CLIPPED FROM - The Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, 11 Jun 1987, Thu - Page 2

Bio/Nellis-Orval Erving.pdf - Click for a PDF document with picture

NELLIS, E. Stanley: 1948 - 1972

NELLIS, Irene: May 29, 1920  - October 19, 2013 {also on Nellis grave stone page}

Irene Nellis
Longtime resident of Grande Prairie, passed away at the QEII Hospital on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the age of 93 years. She will be sadly missed by her children: Shirley, Don (Ellen), Phil (Kris), and Gordon (Carol); grandchildren: Rob (Joyce), Mike, Deanna (Scott) Kerr, Rena (Bodie) Johnson, Crystal (Jadon) Bates, Mark (Cindy), Darla (Linden Anaka), and Ashley (Kirsten); seven great-grandchildren; sister Elenor Bain, brother Elmer (Ann) Bulford, and extended family and friends. Irene was predeceased by her husband, Orval, sons Wayne and Stan and brothers Harvey and Harry. A Celebration of Irene's Life will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10:30am at Oliver's Funeral Chapel in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.). Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta (Unit 109 10126 120 Ave Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8H9), or to the QEII Hospital Foundation - Palliative Care Unit (10409 98 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2E8).
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.oliversgrandeprairie.com

Block 4, Lot 5

 

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