Rum­sey & District Reg­is­ter

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Patty Steen 403-368-3820

With the dry con­di­tions we have been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing for the past three months, the threat of fire is very real for every­one. Ron and Leone Kiemele had to act fast when a fire started in their baler in the field west of the home place on Septem­ber 3. They would like to send out a big thank you to their fam­ily, the lo­cal fire depart­ment, friends and neigh­bours near and far and mem­bers of the Hut­terite colony that came to put out the fire that threat­ened to spread quickly if it wasn’t for the ac­tions of th­ese vol­un­teers. We live in a great com­mu­nity.

It is with great sad­ness that I pass onto you the news of Eric Prim­rose’s pass­ing on Fri­day, Septem­ber 8. There will be a grave­side ser­vice on Fri­day, Septem­ber 15 at the Rum­sey Ceme­tery start­ing at 2:00 p.m. with re­fresh­ments and fel­low­ship to fol­low in the Rum­sey Com­mu­nity Hall. He was born on Oc­to­ber 3, 1926, the sev­enth child of Mar­ion and Gor­don Prim­rose. He went to school at the Price school then later Scol­lard school when the fam­ily moved to farm there. He en­joyed work­ing on the farm and par­tic­i­pat­ing in curl­ing, base­ball and 4-H. He met Jean at his brother Mel’s wedding and Jean mar­ried the “Best Man” on Novem­ber 10, 1956. Af­ter their wedding, they lived on the Thomp­son place for four years, then lived for a year on the Rus­sell place near Rum­sey be­fore pur­chas­ing the Baron place in 1960 and moved to it in the spring of 1961. In the spring of 1964, they moved to the Haishie Wolf­son farm and farmed there un­til 1971. Dur­ing the year of 1970, they be­gan build­ing a new house on the Baron place and were happy to move in on the first day of spring, March 21, 1971. They were blessed with three chil­dren; Rob­bie, born in 1957, later went to work in Cam­rose and mar­ried Mary Pid­kowa. They have two mar­ried chil­dren, Matthew ( Jes­sica) and Ash­ley (Keith) and two grand­chil­dren; Jake and Hunter. Tim, born in 1959, stayed to farm with Eric on the fam­ily farm and mar­ried his sweet­heart, Betty Hodge. They have three girls, Julie, Katie and Shelby. Teresa was born in 1963, mar­ried Kevin Smith from Cham­pion in 1991 where they presently live with their three chil­dren, Drew, Hai­ley and Jay. Eric and Jean were al­ways known to have the cof­fee on and some­thing bak­ing for the neigh­bours as they could al­ways stop in for a visit. Eric loved his farm and the re­wards it gave to his fam­ily. He will be missed by many.

As the hot days con­tinue, the har­vest­ing con­tin­ues at a fast pace so be­ware of slow mov­ing and very large ve­hi­cles trav­el­ling down the road; every­one be safe this week.

Have a great week, every­one.

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