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DOW Elsie May

DOW, Elsie May
May 15, 1919 - November 13, 2013


Mrs. Elsie May Dow passed away November 13, 2013 at Hanna Continuing Care, Hanna, Alberta, at the age of 94 years. Elsie was born May 15, 1919 in Hal, Yorksire, England to Edward and Annie Hunter. Elsie is survived by two stepsons, Ronnie Dow of Ottawa, Ontario, Wayne Dow of Gull Lake, Alberta,  daughter, Donna Halliday of Drumheller, 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter. Elsie was predeceased by her husband, Donovan Dow in 1977. A family graveside will be held in Claresholm at a later date.  If friends so desire memorial donations may be made in memory of Elsie to the Hanna Continuing Care, Hanna, Alberta, or the Sunshine Lodge, Drumheller, Alberta.  Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

HAMILTON Sylvia May

HAMILTON, Sylvia May
September 27, 1948 - November 3, 2013


Born September 27, 1948 in Calgary. Sylvia passed away November 3, 2013 at the age of 65 years. I would like to thank the many people of Drumheller who loved and cared about my Auntie Sylvia.  A special thank you to Cheryl Rowan, Doneal Kasie, Isabella,The Salvation Army, Kristina Lauriden, the staff at 7-11 and Sylvia’s Handi bus driver. Sylvia leaves her precious little dog Angel in the loving care of Doneal. In the spring, Sylvia will be placed with her beloved sister Ethel whom she mourned for 39 years. If friends so desire, donations to the local Food Bank or Animal Rescue would be something that would have made Sylvia happy.

KERIK Michael E.

KERIK Michael E.

KERIK, Michael E.
September 23, 1923 - November 8, 2013


It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Michael E. Kerik announce his passing on November 8, 2013 at the age of 90.  Michael was born in Manfred District, Alberta on September 22, 1923.  Michael leaves to mourn and is sadly missed by the love of his life, Dora, his wife of 64 years.  His children: Janice (Jim), Robert (Star), Debra (David), Brian (Lorraine), Kevin (Brenda) Darren and numerous loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.   Michael also leaves to mourn his siblings: Martin (Thelma), Albert (Vimy), Patrick (Deanna), Jeannette (Beverly), Donald (Lynn), David and Claude (Marilyn) along with many special nieces and nephews.  Michael was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Eleanor, his brothers Charles, John (Bobby), Thomas Jr., Alfred and sisters Anna, Marjorie and Shirley.  Michael will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him; a heartfelt Thank You to Michael for being such a special influence in each of our lives and blessing us with a lifetime of precious memories.  A private family graveside service will be held at the Bashaw Cemetery on Friday, November 15, 2013 followed by a Memorial Reception for family and friends at the Bashaw Agricultural Society Hall.  Donations on behalf of Michael can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta or the Canadian Cancer Society.   To express condolences to Michael’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements Entrusted To Wetaskiwin Funeral Home & Crematorium ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~