Info from Obituary of  Earl Courtnage  August 2011

     Put in PAF 22 Sep 2011  2011  by John L. Inman  inman@jinman.org

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                           Monday, August 29, 2011

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   Earl R. Courtnage

Published: Monday, August 29th, 2011

Earl R. Courtnage, 75, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at Peace Hospice in Great Falls, Mont., after battling cancer. His memorial service will be 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at the Ark Church in Havre, with Kevin Barsotti officiating. A luncheon will be held at the Eagles Club immediately after the service.

His entombment will be held at a later time in Great Falls at the Hillcrest Mausoleum. Memorial contributions in Earl's honor may be made to the McLaughlin Institute in Great Falls or to Kitty Keepers in Havre. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.

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Earl R. Courtnage


Earl was born July 13, 1936, in Great Falls, Mont., to Arlo and Albertine (Clawiter) Courtnage. He was raised and educated in Great Falls and enlisted in the Air National Guard. He worked for a mining company as a crane operator for a short time before going to work for the Anaconda Smelter in Great Falls, where he had many jobs.

Everyone at the Smelter knew Earl. He was a friendly and outgoing person who made friends wherever he went. Earl lived in Great Falls for 50 years. He moved to Havre and worked for the City Of Havre as a laborer and later retired. He married Debbie Bachini on June 19, 1997, and the couple lived in Havre and cared for many animals together.

Earl was a member of the Eagles Club in Havre and served as trustee for a number of years and president of the Eagles Club for one year. He was also a long-time cancer survivor, surpassing initial medical diagnoses and as a result had a greater quality of life and lived better with all the cancer he had. Earl received treatment in Seattle, Wash,; Houston, Texas, Great Falls and Havre.

He was preceded in death by his birth father, Arlo R. Courtnage; his step-father, Arthur R. Moore; and his mother, Albertine “Bertie” Moore.

Earl is survived by his wife, Debbie Courtnage of Havre; his sister, Dorothy Wilson of Shalimar, Fla.; his good friend and caregiver during his illness, Mort Goldstein of Havre; and several extended family, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Earl’s sister, Dorothy, wanted to write this obituary in honor of Earl because she will be unable to attend his memorial service.

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                 Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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Earl R. Courtnage



http://mi-cache.legacy.com/legacy/images/Cobrands/GreatFallsTribune/Photos/8-28obcourtnage_08282011.jpgHAVRE - Earl R. Courtnage, 75, an Air National altGuard veteran who lived in Great Falls for 50 years and had many jobs at the Anaconda Smelter before moving to Havre and working for the City of Havre, died of cancer Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Peace Hospice in Great Falls.

His memorial service is 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Ark Church in Havre, followed by a luncheon at the Eagles. His entombment will be at a later time at the Hillcrest Mausoleum, Great Falls.

Holland & Bonine Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife Debbie Courtnage of Havre and sister, Dorothy Wilson of Shalimar, Fla.

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HOLLAND & BONINE FUNERAL HOME                         August, 2011

 In Memoriam of Earl R. Courtnage

 

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Facts

Born: July 13, 1936

Death: August 24, 2011

Place of Death: Peace Hospice

Organizations: Eagles

Survived By

Debbie (Bachini) Courtnage, Spouse

Earl R. Courtnage

July 13, 1936 - August 24, 2011

Earl R. Courtnage, 75, died Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Peace Hospice in Great Falls, Montana after battling cancer. His memorial service will be 10a.m. Sunday, September 4, 2011 at the Ark Church in Havre with Kevin Barsotti officiating. A luncheon will be held at the Eagles immediately after the service. His entombment will be held at a later time in Great Falls at the Hillcrest Mausoleum. Memorial contributions in Earls’ honor may be made to the McLaughlin Institute in Great Falls or to Kitty Keepers in Havre. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.
Earl was born July 13, 1936 in Great Falls, Montana to Arlo and Albertine (Clawiter) Courtnage. He was raised and educated in Great Falls and enlisted in the Air National Guard. He worked for a mining company as a crane operator for a short time before going to work for the Anaconda Smelter in Great Falls where he had many jobs. Everyone at the Smelter knew Earl he was a friendly and outgoing person who made friends wherever he went. Earl lived in Great Falls for 50 years. He moved to Havre and worked for the City Of Havre as a Laborer and later retired. He married Debbie Bachini on June 19, 1997 and the couple lived in Havre and cared for many animals together.
Earl was a member of the Eagles in Havre and served as Trustee for a number of years and President for one year for the Eagles. He was also a long time cancer survivor surpassing initial medical diagnoses and as a result had a greater quality of life and lived better with all the cancer he had. Earl received treatment in Seattle, WA; Huston, TX ; Great Falls and Havre, Montana.
He was preceded in death by his birth father Arlo R. Courtnage. His step-father Arthur R. Moore and his mother Albertine “Bertie” Moore.
Earl is survived by his wife Debbie Courtnage of Havre, Montana. His sister Dorothy Wilson of Shalimar, Florida; his good friend and caregiver during Earl’s illness Mort Goldstein of Havre, Montana and several extended family, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Earl’s sister Dorothy wanted to write this obituary in honor of Earl because she will be unable to attend his

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