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Obituary for David Neil Heppner

David was born on May 1, 1938, the son of Joseph Cornelius (Neil) Heppner and Beulah Winifred Moton, and was raised on the farm near Pincher Creek, Alta. While working in Pincher Creek he met his future wife, Margaret (Betty) Hann, and they married in 1959. In 1972 the family moved back to the farm south of town and David split his time between farming and working in construction throughout Western Canada.

David sold the family farm in 1989 and semi-retired, after which he continued to be a common sight at auction sales and garage sales for several years, continuing to accumulate many “treasures.”

David is survived by his children: Honesty Heppner of Pincher Creek, Murray Heppner (Marie) of St. Albert, Christina (Danny) Murfin of Millet, Alta., and Michael Heppner of Pincher Creek, along with six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

David was predeceased by his parents and two half-sisters: Marie (Harold) Lunn and Daphne (Conrad) Brown; his half-brother Leonard Heppner and a granddaughter, Catherine Heppner.

The family would like to thank Laverne, Crystal and all the staff at Vista Village facility for their outstanding and compassionate care over the last few years of David’s life.

A family graveside service will be held in Pincher Creek at a later date. To forward condolences, please go to Eden’s Funeral Home (

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Good Samaritan Vista Village facility ( in Pincher Creek, or alternately to the Alberta Alzheimer Society (


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home


Obituary for Joseph “Joe” Henry Snider

Joe was born in Weston, Ont., and moved to Alberta in 1974, went back to Ontario where he met Crystal and moved to Pincher Creek in 1989.

Joe loved the outdoors and for the majority of his working life he worked at various jobs where he could enjoy the outdoors.
Joe loved to work with wood and always would surprise people with small homemade gifts.

Joe had an old soul, he was sensitive, kind and generous, caring, a loving brother, uncle and friend. He devoted a lot of his time to making sure everyone was OK.

Joe most recently realized that he loved to travel with family to warmer climates and was in his element when he was standing on the beach looking out at the ocean.

Joe is survived by his three sisters and one brother, eight nieces and nephews, 11 great-nieces and nephews. Donna (Danny) Jensen, Karen (Frank) Dykstra, John (Terry) Snider, Cheryl (Mike) Riopel. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Lois Snider, and by our sister Jackie Snider.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home


Male youth pins poppy to Remembrance Day cross held by female youth, while another male youth stands at attention, on the front page of Shootin' the Breeze. Alberta news from Pincher Creek area and Crowsnest Pass.

Nov. 9, 2022

We will remember them

Peter Van Bussel and Abigail Rigaux receive a poppy from Walker Anderson at the MHHS Remembrance Day assembly in Pincher Creek.

Kids trick or treating in lion costumes – one roaring and one smiling on the front page of Shootin' the Breeze. Alberta news from Pincher Creek area and Crowsnest Pass.

Nov. 2, 2022

Lion’s share of fun

Ames and Miles were spotted enjoying Spooky Town and the great weather Saturday at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village in Pincher Creek.

Obituary for John Dolman

Predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Jacomina (Iet) Dolman (née Berends), and brother Berend Dolman (Jannie Dolman), John leaves behind his sister, Henny Wiarda (Lub Wiarda), his three daughters — Elizabeth Dolman (David Green), Yolande Dolman (Mark Taylor) and AJ Dolman (James Moran) — and two grandchildren, Alexandra Taylor and Dylan Moran-Dolman.

He was the former owner of the Blue Mountain Motel (Pincher Creek), Dolman’s Blue Place furniture store (Lundbreck) and numerous other businesses and farms over the course of his career.

John immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands with Iet and their two young children in 1960. Their third daughter was born in Canada. John was deeply impacted by the events of World War II, in his childhood village of Beekbergen.

He and Iet had an insatiable sense of adventure that caused them to relocate to many different places, moving every couple of years.

An ardent capitalist, his greatest legacy and deepest regret were having raised a family of dedicated socialists. He loved jazz music, animals, and acts of charity and inclusion when no one else was looking. He was a wonderful dancer, a charming businessman, and secretly a bit of a dreamer. He will be deeply missed.

The family is particularly grateful for the work of Dr. Tobias Gelber and the staff at Vista Village.

Memorial service to be held at Eden’s Funeral Home, 966 Elm St., Pincher Creek, Saturday, March 19, 2022, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home