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Condolences to the family of Helen Dropko



Helen (Pinkus)

October 21, 1921 ~ March 23, 2017

Helen Dropko, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt passed away peacefully and with grace on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the age of 95. She was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on October 21, 1921. Helen was a fiercely proud woman and loved her family. She was tough as nails with a will of steel, yet she was always able to show her love and compassion for those around her. She enjoyed gardening and harvested her last crop of amazing vegetables just as she turned 95 last fall. She leaves to mourn her loving children: Brian of Didsbury, Ken of Edmonton and Karen of Airdrie; six grandchildren: Ryan, Stephanie, Jessica, Tyler, Bradon and Carlyn; and two great-grandchildren, Dane and Ryder. She was predeceased by her husband, John, her daughter, Darlene and two brothers and one sister. A private family service for Helen was held Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes at 11:00 A.M. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes were in care of the arrangements. The family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to the ICU nurses and doctors at the Red Deer Regional Hospital who provided excellent care during Helen’s short illness.

Condolences to the family of Joyce Pozzolo



Joyce Belle (nee Saul)

April 29, 1934 - March 23, 2017

Joyce Pozzolo passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Health Centre on March 23, 2017. Joyce was born in Chauvin, Alberta on April 29. 1934. Joyce raised her children and grandson in Drumheller mainly. She was a homemaker and loved to knit. Joyce was predeceased by her daughter Jacqueline Burke. Joyce is survived by her husband of 61 years Robert Pozzolo, her son Garfield Shane Pozzolo, grandchildren Cody Pozzolo, Misty Hagermen, Amanda Chamberlain, Chris Chamberlain, Steven Chamberlain. Special mention to her niece Judy Cunningham. The family would like to thank Dr. Moshood for his amazing care. Also, special thanks to the nursing staff at the Drumheller Health Centre. Donations can be made to the Lung Cancer Association of Canada. As per Joyce’s request, no funeral will be held. A private family gathering will be announced at a later date.

Condolences to the family of Bernice Gillespie




Bernice Dorothy
(nee Budenski)

Born June 12, 1929 – East Coulee, Alberta
Passed Away March 24, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bernice on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the age of 87 years. She is survived by her son Tom (Tracy) and their daughters, Janine and Natasha (Kenny); her son Tim (Denise) and their sons Kyle and Ryan; and daughter Tammy and her children Michelle, Maddison, Jacob and Jackson. Bernice is predeceased by her much loved husband William George Gillespie, brother Dennis Budenski and sister Alice Gordon. A Celebration of Life will be held at Foster’s Garden Chapel Funeral Home and Crematorium, 3220 – 4 Street N.W., Calgary at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website
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