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February 10, 2016

On Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Mark “PeeWee” Contenti of Cold Lake, Alberta passed away peacefully at the age of 57 years. Mark is lovingly survived by his daughter: Addy Contenti (Chris Longworth) of Cold Lake, AB; step son: Derek Clark of Cold Lake, AB; mother: Adeline Contenti of Drumheller, AB; dear friend: Dawna-Lee Clark of Cold Lake, AB; brother: Rocky (Stacey) Contenti; two sisters: Adele (Alan) Sigfusson, Laurie (Kim) Crosbie; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mark was predeceased by his father: Florio Contenti; brother: Johnny Contenti; sister: Inez Bereski; mother of Addy: Shannon Willetts. Celebration of Life, Friday, February 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Community Baptist Church, Cold Lake, AB with Pastor Phil Crump officiating. Celebration of Life, Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Anthony Parish Hall, 153-3 Street W, Drumheller, AB. Memorial tributes in memory of Mark may be sent to the charity of one’s choice. Please visit our website at to view online obituary and send condolences. ARRANGEMENTS WERE IN CARE OF MEMENTO FUNERAL CHAPEL, COLD LAKE AND BONNYVILLE 1-866-594-3113. The Thackeray Family ~ A Tradition of Trust since 1975.

KAISER, LELA MARY (nee Seeley)


KAISER, Lela Mary (nee Seeley)

March 28, 1927 - February 12, 2016

Lela “Mary” Kaiser passed away on February 12, 2016. Mary was the last surviving member of the Elmer Seeley family and beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Mary is survived by her five children: Garry (Linda) Kaiser of Houston, Texas, Dale (Sharon) Kaiser of Calgary, Kathie (Jurgen) Schempp, Randy (Wendy) Kaiser and Marie (Larry) Faye, all of Hussar, Alberta, thirteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mary enjoyed living on the farm and volunteering her time in the many organizations in the Hussar community. The family would like to thank the staff at the Bassano Health Centre for the wonderful care and compassion given to Mary and her family. A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 106 Centre Street, Hussar, Alberta on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (Box 160, Hussar, AB T0J 1S0) or to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation (1-020 Li Ka Shing Centre, 8602—112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1). To express condolences, please visit:



CUNNINGHAM, Alice (nee Swain)

December 27, 1926 - February 11, 2016

Alice was born in Wayne, AB on December 27, 1926 and passed away on February 11, 2016 at the age of 89 years. She was the youngest of 11 children born to Mary and James Swain. At the age of 18 she married Phillip Cunningham. Alice and Phil made their home in the Drumheller Valley. They started raising their family in Wayne, AB then moved to Rosedale where they lived for many years then moving to Drumheller where she would spend the rest of her life. Alice was predeceased by her parents and her ten siblings. Also she was predeceased by her husband Phil and four of her children Barbara, Valerie, Marion and David. She is survived by her 9 other children, Jim (Lynda) of Red Deer, Raymond of Drumheller, Gordon (Judy) of Rosedale, Cecil of Kelowna, Gail (Ron) Ensminger of Three Hills, Debbie (Brent) Scarlett of Rosedale, Donna (Rob) Thomas of Rosedale, Laurie of Drumheller, MaryJane (Gilles) Lafond of Cochrane. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Her happiest times were when she was surrounded by her family. She loved a game of crib and when she would lose her favourite saying was....I have to pay for my lessons too but she never lost too many games. Funeral mass was held on Tuesday, February 16, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Donations can be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation specified to Long Term Continuing Care.