DINNEBIER, Nellie May (Arbuckle)

July 23, 1923 – January 16, 2015

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Nellie. She will be remembered by her children; Valerie (Dwight) Heffernan, Carol (Alex) Wieshlow, Glenn (Evelyn) Arbuckle. She will also be dearly missed by sister, Joy Bush of England, four grandchildren; Kari-Ann, Tracey, Jaime, and Kaila as well six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husbands George Arbuckle/ Tony Dinnebier, son Scott Arbuckle and sister, Rosa Morford.
She worked for the War Office at Bletchley during WWII before coming to Canada as a war bride and retired from Air Canada after eighteen years service.
The family would like to thank the staff at unit 101 at Carewest Sarcee, Calgary for the excellent care she received.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Nellie’s life will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, ( 128 First Street East, Cochrane ) on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:00 A.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Nellie’s memory may be made to St. Andrew’s United Church, 128 First Street East, Cochrane Alberta, T4C 1Z3, www.cochraneunited.ca

  1. On 23/01/2015 at 12:54 pm Linda MacKay Said:

    Dear Val, Carol, Glen, and families,

    We were so sorry to hear of Aunt Nellie’s passing, and so soon after Mum.
    All Mum wanted before she died, was to see her sisters ( and her parents ) again.
    She didn’t understand that her parents had already died.
    Now Aunt Nellie and Mum are together again.
    I feel sorry for Aunt Joy, losing both her sisters so close together.
    I hope Aunt Nellie has a beautiful memorial service next Wednesday in Cochrane. She deserves it,
    considering all the things she did for the church and community, with her talents for baking,
    knitting, singing, and playing the violin. She was such a good person, always wanting to help
    those in need. I’m sure she will be rewarded in Heaven.
    We’ll be thinking of her, and all of you.

    Love, Lindy and Eric

  2. On 23/01/2015 at 11:24 pm Faye&Kenzie MacLeod Said:

    Sincere sympathy to Nellie’s family. I worked with Nellie at Air Canada, and was happy to see her when she moved to Cochrane where I lived. I enjoyed singing with her in the choir. Nellie will be missed at St. Andrews where she was involved with all her talents and made many friends. I am sorry I was not able at attend her service. Sincerely Faye MacLeod

  3. On 28/01/2015 at 3:05 am Eileen Morford-Martin Said:

    Dear Val, Carol and Glen,
    Harris, our children and I are so very sorry that your mom has passed away, just six weeks after Mummy. We are glad they are together. Poor Aunt Joy is so sad, losing her older sisters so close together. Aunt Nellie was a wonderful person, so giving and kind. She was always there for friends, family and even strangers who needed a helping hand. I loved our telephone chats. We will remember her fondly and will cherish the memories we have of her. You were lucky to have had such a wonderful mum, as were we with our dear Mummy. Both will be greatly missed. Although we cannot be at her service , our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Eileen, Harris and Family

  4. On 31/01/2015 at 8:33 am Val, Carol, Glen and families Said:

    Our sincere condolences to all of you. Your mum will be missed. Take the best of care.

  5. On 31/01/2015 at 8:37 am Fred and Frances Arbuckle Said:

    To CarolAnn, Valerie, Glen and families

    We extend our sincerest condolences to all of you. Your Mum will be sadly missed. Do take the best of care.

    Sincerely, Fred and Frances Arbuckle, Cape Breton Island

  6. On 31/01/2015 at 11:54 am Lynn Hestbak Said:

    Dear Carol, Valerie, Glen and families, I am very sad to hear of you mother’s passing. I have many fond memories of visiting her and Uncle Georgie in Calgary while I was going to university. Aunt Nellie was a kind, caring and cheerful lady with so many talents. I loved talking with her about her life in England, coming to Canada as a war bride and her career with Air Canada. Aunt Nellie always encouraged me to “keep up my french” since it would open many job opportunities for me. Her love of stray animals and kindness to people in need was something else I loved about her.
    I last saw her at her home in Cochrane and she was so happy to spend time with grandchildren, keep busy with her church and choir and enjoy her knitting. I hope that she had a peaceful passing and that all of you are comforted by warm memories.
    Sincerely, cousin Lynn in Edmonton, Amanda and Jill.

  7. On 01/02/2015 at 11:05 am Lee Barro Said:

    Dear Val: So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My deepest sympathies to you, Carol, Glen, and your families for the loss. I have lots of fond memories of you and your mum.

  8. On 02/02/2015 at 11:59 am Harold Pretty Said:

    Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I am a former member of the Donkin Band, and knew Nellie’s husband George who played trombone in the band. Very sorry to hear of Nellie’s passing.

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