Archive for January, 2016

In Loving Memory of Larry Irving Bergum, 1943-2016: Obituary

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Larry Bergum Obituary Picture

Date of Birth:
Friday, December 10, 1943
Date of Death:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Funeral Home:
Heartland Funeral Services
5226-46 Street
Olds, AB, T4H 1B8



It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Larry Bergum; husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Larry was born in Killam, Alberta on December 10, 1943. He married Doreen Dumont of Sundre on October 8, 1965, and was blessed to have celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary together. From the age of 17, he worked in the oil industry for 47 years until his retirement in 2007. He spent his retirement volunteering along with Doreen with the Sons of Norway in Olds, and the Metis Nation of Alberta. His favorite sport was senior’s slow pitch and he participated in the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah for the past 13 years. Larry and Doreen enjoyed square dancing and jigging with the Calgary Star Dancers and participated in several Calgary Stampede Parades. Most recently he was employed as a Commissionaire for the RCMP and he took great pride in this position. On January 20, 2016 at the age of 72 years, he went to join his mother (Bess Bergum), father (Irving Bergum), brother (Ted Bergum), nephew (Cody Parsons) and countless other family and friends in heaven. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Doreen Bergum (nee Dumont); daughter Karla Jones and her children, Faith and Keagan; son Kyle and his children Kayman and Chanis; siblings, Ken (Marge) Bergum, Barb Hopkin (Grant Berg), Julie (Dan) Bradshaw as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He will be greatly missed but lives on forever in our hearts and memories. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday January 27, 2016 at 11 am at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Olds. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #105 (Olds) Poppy Fund. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralserivces.com

Seeking a hockey letter for Native Provincials?

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Edmonton, Alberta – Monday, January 4, 2016

Métis Nation of Alberta is now assisting applicants with letters that verify an in progress application and confirm historic Métis ancestry for the 2016 hockey season.

Requirements needed to qualify for membership & a hockey letter are:

  1.  Application form completion (visit www.albertametis.com to download an application package).
  2.  A completed family tree which clearly outlines his/her Métis ancestry to the mid-1800s.
  3.  A copy of the applicant’s long form birth certificate showing parentage OR short form birth certificate accompanied with baptismal record that shows parentage, church seal and officiate’s signature.
  4.  Copy of picture identification for youth 16 and older, or a copy of parental identification for youth applicants under 16 years of age.
  5.  Applicants must meet Métis Nation membership requirements. If your child is not a registered member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, please do not delay and send in an application today!

Deadline for request and issuance of letters:
February 29, 2016

For more information, please contact our provincial office:

Métis Nation of Alberta
100 Delia Gray Building
11738 Kingsway Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5G 0X5