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MORROW Donna Frances

MORROW, Donna Frances
May 13, 1936 – July 10, 2013

It is with great heartache that the family announces the passing of our beloved Wife, Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma, Donna Frances Morrow (nee: Campbell), on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Drumheller, Alberta, at the age of 77. Donna was born on Wednesday, May 13, 1936, in Calgary, Alberta. She resided there until her mom’s untimely passing in 1948, upon which she moved to Michichi to live with her grandparents. Attending school there, she dreamed of continuing on with her education in Secretarial School, but fate had different plans. Michichi is where Donna met a handsome young man, and the Love of her Life, Kenneth James Morrow. After a brief courtship, the two lovebirds were married on October 24, 1953. The couple lived all around Michichi until 1965, when they moved to their Forever Home, the family affectionately calls “The Farm”. This is where Donna lived the rest of her days, raising her kids, gardening, and helping Ken out with the cattle and farming.  Although being a mom of four kept her on her toes, she still managed to devote time to the United Church, Community Association, and the Home and School Association. Donna was also a loyal member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 21 years, serving on many levels of the Executive. She was a most important part of the Famous “Legion Fish Night”, as she is the holder of the Secret Batter Recipe! Mom was a very competitive curler, and loved to go to bonspiels all over the country. Although she always wanted to win, what she enjoyed most was the socializing and meeting new friends wherever she went. In her later years, if there was a curling game on, you could bet Grandma would be watching it no matter what! Donna adored nothing more than being with her ever growing family, whether it be gathering around her, as she played her organ, having sing-a-longs, or just sitting around the table having a delicious meal, having great chats and laughs. Grandma will be remembered for her selfless ways, one-of-a-kind smile, and her love for family and friends. Donna is survived by Ken, her loving husband of 59 years, her four children, Clifford Morrow, Patricia (Dennis) Burrows, Gregory Morrow, and Melanie Thom, her 8 grandchildren, Michelle (Eric) Jensen, Stacey (Joe) Dyck, Trevor (Danielle) Burrows, Crystal (Shane) Tyson, Ryan (Mindy) Morrow, Kurtis (Amanda) Morrow, Kalie Thom and Rhean Thom, and her 14 great grandchildren. Also mourning are her brothers, Bob (Murdeanne) Mazury, John (Dorothy) Mazury, and her sister, June (Dave) Scott, and one sister-in-law, Ada Morrow. She was predeceased by her mother, Eileen, her father, John Mazury, stepmother, Hazel Mazury, special Auntie June Todd, and brother-in-law, Don Morrow. A celebration of Donna’s life was held at the Badlands Community Facility on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Harold Hunter officiating. Pallbearers were Trevor Burrows, Ryan Morrow, Kurtis Morrow, Shane Tyson, Michelle Jensen and Kalie Thom, with Honarary Pallbearers being Crystal Tyson, Stacey Dyck, Rhean Thom, and all of her great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Canadian Diabetes Foundation Calgary and District Branch: 204-2323 32 Ave NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3. (403 )823-0160. Hanna Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements. 403-854-4988.

MERKEL Herta Anne

MERKEL, Herta Anne
February 14, 1916  - July 6, 2013

Herta Anne Merkel was born February 14, 1916 in Travers, Alberta and passed away July 6, 2013 in Drumheller, Alberta. Predeceased by husband Emil John Merkel and parents Robert and Bertha Patelski. Survived by sons Larry, Brian and Darryl and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mom had a great faith. She was a member of the C.W.L St. Anthony’s Church for 67 years. Mom loved her family and friends, flowers, animals and nature  in general and could often be seen tending her flowers in her yard. As per Mom’s request, there will be no funeral mass. There will be a grave side service for her family presided over by Father Mario Basque. A time of fellowship for family and close friends will be held at Mom’s house. Family friends will be notified of the time and date by phone. Love you Ma Bear. R.I.P.
     Your son, Darryl Thomas Merkel


ULSANDEN, Clifford
October 31, 1940 - June 30, 2013

It is with great sadness to announce Cliff Ulsanden passed away suddenly, but peacefully, after a brief illness on June 30, 2013 at the age of 72. Cliff was born in Drumheller and lived his entire life in the valley. In his early years, Cliff enjoyed cruising in and and working on his many different cars which he owned at the time. In 1969 he began working for the town of Drumheller and remained there until retiring in 1999. Cliff was an avid fisherman for most of his life and enjoyed countless fishing trips with friends and family over the years. Cliff also had a great love for music and collected albums from the 1950s to present day. His true passions, however, was working at beautifying his yard which he especially enjoyed in his retirement years. Cliff had a friendly and outgoing personality and always enjoyed sharing stories and just chatting in general with friends and neighbours. Cliff was predeceased by his father Clarence (1969) and mother Olga (1982). Cliff is sruveed by his loving wife Joyce of nearly 40 years and loving son Glen. Also survived by his sisters Norma (Innisfail) and Clara (Calgary) along with numerous nieces and nephews. The Ulsanden family would like to thank the many friends and neighbours for their overwhelming support during this difficult time. As per Cliff’s wishes, no service will be held.