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BELL Margaret Joyce

BELL Margaret Joyce

BELL, Margaret Joyce
November 7, 1924 - November 24, 2013


Joyce Bell, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the Drumheller Hospital. She is survived by 3 sons; Rob (Natalie), Jennifer and Kevin; Stephen (Chris), Erin and Michael; Les (Cathy), Kirsti Ann, Nathan and Evan; one sister, Margaret from Penarth, Wales; one brother, Ken from Rochester, Minn., and numerous nieces and nephews. Joyce was predeceased by her husband (Gordon) of 50 years in 2003, granddaughter (Carlie) in 2011, mother (Thora) in 1936, father (Johann) in 1948, step-mother (Thelma) in 1988, sister (Greta) in 1999 and brother (Edgar) in 2007. Joyce was born November 7, 1924 in Edmonton, Alberta. She completed all of her schooling in Edmonton. After graduating from High School, Joyce enrolled in nursing at University Hospital in Edmonton and graduated in the class of 1947. Her nursing career included Shawnessy Hospital in Vancouver, company nurse for the Hudson’s Bay in Edmonton, and the Drumheller Clinic. On February 7, 1953, she married Gordon Bell of Drumheller. Gordon and Joyce lived and farmed in the Orkney District for 38 years before moving to Drumheller in 1991. Joyce was an active member of the Orkney Ladies Auxiliary (40 years), Drumheller Nurses Social Club and Class of ‘47 Nursing Alumni. Memorial Services will be held at the Knox United Church on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Drumheller, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation, 351 - 9th Street N.W., Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y1 or Valley Bus Society, P.O. Box 2848, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y0.

BURSTON Eileen Edith

BURSTON Eileen Edith

BURSTON, Eileen Edith
November 7, 1924 - November 15, 2013


Eileen was born in the Drumheller Hospital to Percy and Nellie Robinson of Morrin, Ab. She passed away at Cranbrook, B.C. 1 week after her 89th birthday. Predeceased by her husband Al, Grandson Jesse, siblings Gertrude, Leila, Cecil and Earl. She will be sadly missed by her family, daughters Donna (Gary) Hammel of Calgary, Linda Burston of Lethbridge, Joanne (Doug) Botterill of Marysville, B.C. and son Kim (Tracey) Burston of West Kelowna, B.C. 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Also mourning her passing, brother Verne Robinson, sisters Vera See, and Marg (Dalton) Jeffrey. Sister-in-laws Lorraine Stanger and Arda Robinson. Several nieces and nephews. In honour of Eileen’s wishes there will be no funeral services. Interment will be at the Morrin cemetery at a later date. GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.

RONDIAK Walter

RONDIAK, Walter
November 11, 2013

With sadness, the family of Walter Rondiak announces his passing on Monday, November 11, 2013.  Born in the Ukraine, he immigrated  to Canada at an early age. Walter lived and worked in Rosedale and Drumheller, the remainder of his life.  Predeceased by his beloved wife, Kay, parents Rozalja and Teodor, brothers Leo and Teodor (Fred), and sister Anna Kuran, Walter is survived by his daughter Bonnie Rondiak, brother Morley  (Cecile), and numerous nieces and nephews.  Prayers  Saturday, November 23 at 1:00 p.m.  Courtney Winters Funeral Home Chapel, with interment immediately following.