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O’ROURKE Basil Lacombe

O’ROURKE Basil Lacombe

O’ROURKE, Basil Lacombe
January 13, 2013


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Basil Lacombe O’Rourke on Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at the Drumheller Health Centre at the age of 84 years.  He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 54 years Laura (Maier) and his daughters Denise (Ian) Freeland, MaryAnn (Evan) Wigmore and his son David (Cheryl).  Basil leaves behind his grandchildren: Jenny, Emily, Terry (Cheyenne), Victoria and his great granddaughters: Havanna and Eva.  Basil is survived by; his brothers Leo (Loretta) of Olds, Larry (Betty) of Qualicum Beach, BC, Dennis (Elizabeth) of Kelowna, BC, Tom (Janice) of Red Deer and many nieces and nephews.  Basil farmed in the Carbon community his entire life.  He also maintained a home in Calgary from 1968 until 1993 and immensely enjoyed his winters and friends in Arizona.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Thursday April 25, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, Drumheller, Alberta, with Father Mario Basque officiating.  Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to STARS Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park, NE Box 570 Calgary, AB T2E 8M7. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. 403 823 2666.

CLARK Joan Eileen

CLARK Joan Eileen

CLARK, Joan Eileen
July 9, 1936 – March 30, 2013

Joan Eileen Clark (nee Fletcher), wife of Albert, left us here on earth on March 30 to begin her walk in eternity with her Savior and to be with her loved ones who have gone on before. Joan was predeceased by her father and mother, Jim and Eva Fletcher, and her sister Lois Flynn. She is survived by and will be truly missed by her husband, Albert and daughters Becky Smith (Andy) and her children Barbara Sharpe (Ash) and Nelson; Millie Whitechurch (Doug) and her children Candace Ashton (Dave), Chrisolot and Katsina; and Lois Klassen (Ralph) and her children David and Laura. Joan is also missed by great-grandchildren Hailey and Tristan Sharpe, and sister Ruth Nielsen and brother Lorne, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joan was born in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan on July 9, 1936. She had a happy childhood growing up in Ravenscrag, Saskatchewan, where she received her education in a one roomed school. Being raised in a devout Christian home, her fondest childhood memories were of going to bible camp in Cypress Park. In the 1950’s Joan moved to Calgary, where she had an eventful life at a number of careers. Joan moved to Lethbridge in 1959, where she met and won the heart of Albert. In 1962, Albert, Joan, Becky, and Millie moved to Rosebud, and this became her home until she retired to Drumheller in 1997. Joan’s love of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren was profound, each one holding a special place in her heart. She will be remembered for her devotion to her family and her fellow man, volunteering at church and other places, always putting others before herself. Whether Joan was catering an event, playing the organ in church, or entertaining family and friends, she did so without reservation and wholeheartedly. Joan will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013 AT 2:00 p.m., Rosebud Church, Rosebud, Alberta, with Pastors Michael Fletcher and Ray Wall officiating. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to World Vision, P.O. Box 1000, Stn Streetsville, Mississauga, Ontario L5M 9Z9. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

PETERS Bent Tscherning

PETERS, Bent Tscherning
September 25, 1930 - April 2, 2013


Bent Peters passed peacefully with his brother by his side on April 2, at the age of 82. Bent was born in Drumheller and grew up in the Nickel Springs/Dalum area where he lived until he retired to Drumheller in 1985. He went to school at Nickel Springs and high school at the old Drumheller High School. Bent was an excellent mechanic and welder. He worked as a miner and then at the Dalum Corner as a mechanic and truck driver. He farmed in the Wintering Hills area. Some of the pleasures in Bent’s life were fishing from his beloved boat, building miniature farm machinery, going to farm auctions with his brother and reading. He was quiet and cheerful, very intelligent and informed, and had a great sense of humor. Sadly, arthritis hampered his activities more and more as the years passed. Bent appreciated the excellent care he received at the Drumheller Continuing Care for the last four years. He was predeceased by his brother Soren (Sam) and is survived by his sister Ebba Dyck, brother Flemming (Johanne), and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Arthritis Society of Canada. There will be no funeral. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements