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BULLEN Rose

BULLEN, Rose
November 12, 1928 - November 12, 2012


Born November 12, 1928, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2012 at Southwood Care Centre in Calgary, Alberta. She was born in Kelfield, Saskatchewan to Joseph and Katherine Piatz. She was predeceased by her parents; her brothers  Johnny, Chris, George and sisters  Frances, Polly and husband Gerald. She is survived by one sister, Veronica Bliele of Calgary, Alberta; daughter Diane Christensen of Creston, B.C.; son Wayne and Sheila Bullen of Rimbey, AB; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Rose will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Arrangements in care of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services.

SVERDAHL Leonard Berton

SVERDAHL Leonard Berton

SVERDAHL, Leonard Berton
May 7, 1918 - November 10, 2012


The family is saddened to announce the passing of their beloved Father, Leonard Sverdahl on November 10, 2012. Predeceased by his loving wife Ruth, daughter Sharon and son-in-law Al. Survived by daughters: Louise, Carole (|Bill), Marla (Robert) and son Richard; also nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Leonard, our Dad, was born, raised and attended school in the commmunity of Farrell Lake. Dad and Mom enjoyed camping and fishing.  After the passing of his father, Leonard, at an early age, continued to farm the family homestead.  When Dad and Mom married they lived on the same family farm, raising five children, enjoying community life  making many friends and lasting memories. In 1986 Dad and Mom retired to Didsbury,  making new friends and taking part in many community functions, enjoying friends and family, and many vacations and tours throughout Canada and the USA. Dad enjoyed many hours playing music, providing entertainment to many in the Delia and Didsbury communities.  In the year 2004, Dad made the decision to move into the Hanna Lodge.  Later he moved to the continuing care facility where he remained until his passing. Funeral service was held at Delia United Church on Saturday, November 17, 2012 officiated by Reverend Leila Currie.  A luncheon followed at the Dropin Centre. If so desired condolences, in Leonard’s memory, may be offered at www.hannafuneralchapel.com.

Even though you have left this earth, you will remain in our hearts.

O’DWYER Mary Evelyn

O’Dwyer, Mary Evelyn

Mary Evelyn O’Dwyer of Drumheller AB passed away on November 20, 2012 at the age of 86 years. She is the loving mother of; Molly (Craig) Benfield of St. Albert AB, Mike (Maymie) O’Dwyer of Innisfail AB, Sue (Don) Waring of St. Albert AB, Jay (Connie) O’Dwyer of Drumheller AB, Art (Alison) O’Dwyer of Calgary AB. Mary had 14 Grandchildren 8 Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Michael Arthur O’Dwyer. Mary was a long time resident of Drumheller.  She trained as a nurse at the Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary, married Art in 1948 and raised five children of whom she was extremely proud.  In 1981 she and Art retired to Radium and Phoenix where they enjoyed travelling, golfing, meeting new friends and where she pursued her love of painting.  Her 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren lovingly remember Mary for her sense of humor, her generosity, and her interest in their lives. Mary spent the last eleven years in Drumheller at the Riverview Terrace condos, participating in many activities with friends new and old.  Her love of singing was nurtured through her involvement in the Drumheller Pioneer Singers. The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff at the Drumheller Community Hospital for their care and compassion during Mary’s illness. A Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church 151- 3St West, Drumheller, Alberta on November 28th at 11:00 A.M. with Father Mario Basque officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation 351-9th Street NW, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y1. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666).