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Condolences to the family of FRANCES CORDINER BERGMAN



December 12, 1934 – October 19, 2016

Heaven opened its arms to embrace a beautiful blue-eyed angel. God put His loving hands upon Frances Cordiner Bergman and took her home to be with Him on October 19, 2016. Fran was the youngest of three children born on December 12th, 1934, and raised in what she affectionately referred to as “her beautiful valley.” She had a good life. A busy, but good life. You could often see her puttering around in her little garden, bringing beauty and colour to her home with calla lilies, ivy, roses and other plants. She proudly knit sweaters, toques and scarves for her family and cute little dolls at Christmas time for children overseas. She was also fond of crafting, sewing, singing and music. For 39 wonderful years Frances was married to her devoted husband, Peter Bergman. Soon after, they welcomed two beautiful children, Cal and Bobbie, to complete their little family. In 1953, Fran took her LPN training in Calgary. She worked at the General Hospital before moving and working in B.C., and ending up back in Drumheller to work at the nursing home, where she met many people and made many friends. Those who had the pleasure of meeting Fran, know what a loving, compassionate person she was. She was a hard working LPN for 42 years, and her kindness was apparent every day, as she took care of those who needed a loving hand and a warm smile. Fran was predeceased by her husband, Peter Bergman, son, Calvin Bergman, father, Frederick Campbell Freeman, mother, Williamina Freeman, and brother, Eddie Freeman. She will be dearly missed by her sister, Marion Pollom, daughter, Bobbie (Wayne) Mohl, grandchildren, Amber Mohl (Brad), Adam Mohl, and Chelsi Petersen. And while she loved her family dearly, the true apples of her eye were her great grandchildren, Holly and Hunter Petersen, who knew and loved her as their G.G. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Travis, Trent and Tyler Bergman as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. A Celebration of Life for Frances will be planned for spring 2017. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Drumheller & District Humane Society. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of MARYANN RASMUSSEN



December 28, 1951 – October 26, 2016

It is with a broken heart that I must announce the passing of my beautiful wife, Maryann Rasmussen. She was born the fourth of four children to Fred and Elma Raketti in 1951. Raised in the Twin Hills area of Drumheller, she forever cherished her memories of playing in those hills with childhood friends and of the very close relationships formed with the family of Sam and Mamie Raketti where two brothers had married two sisters and the children called themselves “double cousins”. We were young and in love when we married in 1970, she was only eighteen, and people thought we were setting out on a foolish venture. How fortunate you might be to be fools such as we. We had forty six wonderful years together sharing the joys and sorrows which life brings. We raised three children who were her pride, her joy and her best friends. Maryann was a private person, not seeking attention but more comfortable within a familiar circle of friends and those who knew her as a friend know how loyal a friend she was. The arrival of grandchildren and the thrill of seeing them grow and thrive gave her a sense of fulfillment which she richly deserved. Although she had endured numerous health issues in recent years the end came suddenly and unexpectedly and our family is so grateful that we were able to be together in the final days and hours. Maryann was predeceased by her parents and an older sister, Edna Mae, who died in childhood. She is survived by her loving husband, Gerald, of Dalum; Jason (April), Arowyn and Finn Rasmussen of Drumheller; Jeff (Sonia) Jacey and Hallee Rasmussen and Xander and Raiden Kipling of Delia; Jill (Rasmussen) and Kenny Glover of Rosedale. She also leaves her brothers Alan Raketti (Charlotte) of Duncan B.C., Wayne Raketti of Penhold, Ab. and their families. A private family service will be held in our home preceding a community “come and go” memorial coffee party to be held at the Dalum Community Hall from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Saturday, November 12. Our family is so grateful for the life Maryann shared with us, for the love and support offered by our friends and neighbours at her passing and for the genuine compassion and understanding shown by Lisa Jacques at Courtney-Winters Funeral Home. Those who wish to make memorial donations may consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Drumheller & Area Humane Society or the Bethlehem Lutheran Church at Dalum.Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of ALVIN C LANDON



February 21, 1930 - October 27, 2016

Alvin C Landon passed away at Red Deer Regional Hospital on October 27, 2016 at the age of 86. Born February 21, 1930 to Jesse and Ida Landon and lived most of his life in Drumheller. He was a car enthusiast, loved tinkering with them and ended up working in the industry. He is survived by his remaining sister Joan Rosso (Red Deer). We are thankful for his friends and neighbours in the Hunt’s Place Apartments. He was loved and will be missed. To honour his wishes, there will be no funeral service.