Gateway Gazette

Oilfields Food Bank Pays Tribute to Past Volunteers

Rest in Peace

Sharon (left) and Ida (right) working in the shelves

Turner Valley & District Food Bank Association began operation in 1983 under the guidance of the Okotoks Food Bank.  Ida Wegelin (our founding member) was the catalyst for establishing help for the hungry. Ida passed away on January 11th. We wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for her extreme dedication to those around her.

Sharon Herriman rarely missed a Tuesday at the Food Bank. She was a dedicated volunteer for more than 20 years. Her gentle manner and kind nature put everyone at ease. Sharon passed away on May 8th.  We are grateful she chose our Food Bank as the place to give back to her community.

Our condolences to both their families and many friends.

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