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MORRISON, Keith Fredrick

June 7, 1945 - February 29, 2016

Keith Fredrick Morrison, age 70, of Strathmore Alberta, passed away unexpectedly, in Calgary at Seton Seniors Complex on February 29, 2016. Keith was born in Drumheller, Alberta on June 07, 1945. Keith was married to Carrie (Chappell) on September 27, 2008. Keith worked as a farmer all his life in Delia, Alberta with his family. He enjoyed all aspects of the rural lifestyle. He fondly remembers the time he spent with Carrie’s children on the farm, He could always count on Eric and close neighbours to help with the combining or whatever needed to be done. Later in life, Keith enjoyed RVing and travelling. He particularly enjoyed camping and spending time with his family. He was able to explore and take part in travel adventures such as a memorable cruising trip on a tall ship. Keith enjoyed his visits with the grandchildren and liked hearing about Brittnee’s curling adventures. Keith enjoyed watching hockey on TV, reminiscing about the farm and coffee time at Tim Horton’s with friends. Keith is survived by his wife Carrie, his sister Jeannie (Barry), Step children: Margaret (John), Raymond, Eric (Sue), Chris (Cheryl); Grandchildren: Mathew, Courtney, Nikki, Brittnee, Ty, Brandyn, Angie, Jesse and families; Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, friends and special farm neighbours and other family and friends. Keith is preceded in death by his parents Harry and Doris Morrison. In lieu of flowers please donate In Memory of Keith to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. The funeral service will be held at Delia United Church on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.




February 23, 2016

Mr. Roy Alf Schrock passed away in Strathmore, Alberta on February 23, 2016 at the age of 91 years. Funeral services will be announced at a later date. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.



O’BRIEN, Christine

July 23, 1969 - February 24, 2016

Christine O’Brien, of Morrin, Alberta beloved wife of Steve O’Brien, beloved mother of Connor and Kieran, passed away in Drumheller on February 24, 2016 at the age of 46 years. Christine’s faith wasn’t shaken through the storm. The journey through her illness only strengthened that Christ was her anchor and her hope. Christine was born July 23, 1969 in Drumheller, Alberta to Doug and Janis Siemens (Morrin, Alberta). She moved to Grande Prairie with her family in 1973, attending Brownies, she played the flute beautifully, loved singing and entertaining at family and community events with her siblings. Christine moved back to Morrin in 1981 where she attended Junior and High School. Christine was involved with 4-H sewing and Canskate. After graduation from Morrin, Christine went to Red Deer College for a year and took Interior Design, upon completion Christine moved back home and took Business Management in Drumheller. She met the love of her life, Steve O’Brien and they were married November 25, 1989. At that time she worked at Petro Canada and IGA, the couple moved a few times from Drumheller to Carbon, and settled down in Morrin. Once in Morrin, the couple purchased a home, and Christine started working at Nielsen & Siemens, which became Nielsen & Wolfe and now Western Financial. Christine started working there in 1992 and was a dedicated insurance agent for 23 years. She was blessed with her first son Connor in 1996, and her second son Kieran in 2004. Christine loved camping and her holidays with family. She was beautiful inside and out. Christine’s relationship with Jesus was the core to how she lived her life, whether assisting insurance clients or laughing with family, the character of Christ was reflected. She always saw the good in everyone. “I have set the Lord always before me, because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken”. Psalm 16:5 Christine leaves to mourn her loving husband, Steve, her wonderful sons, Connor & Kieran, her parents, Doug & Janis Siemens, her siblings, Gayle (Roger) Church, Susan (Trevor) Woodford, Jennie Berge, Steven (Julia) Siemens, her grandma, Beth Siemens, her extended family, the O’Briens, numerous Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and a lifetime of friends. Christine was predeceased by her grandparents, Oddie & Jennie Moe, grandparent, John Siemens Sr., and niece Allyn Church. Family and friends paid their respects between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. on March 1, 2016 at Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes (199 2nd Ave and 2nd Street west on the corner). Funeral services for Christine was held Wednesday March 2, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. from the MORRIN COMMUNITY HALL, Morrin, Alberta with Pastor Brent Rushinka officiating, interment followed at the Morrin Cemetery. There was time for fellowship and light refreshment immediately following the committal service at the MORRIN COMMUNITY HALL. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.