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MONTGOMERY, Patricia Elaine

December 24, 1937 - December 29, 2015

Patricia Montgomery passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at the Drumheller Health Centre. Pat was born in Gunnedah, NSW,
Australia and trained to be a registered nurse and midwife. She arrived in Canada as part of her travels around the world and
accepted a nursing position in Drumheller. Shortly thereafter she met Stephen Montgomery at a St. Patrick’s Day dance in 1965. After their marriage one year later in Gunnedah, Pat and Steve returned to Morrin where they farmed and were active members of the Sunbeam community. Pat worked in various nursing roles in Drumheller until she retired. Patricia was a recipient of the Heart of Gold award which was a celebration of community spirit, for her work in the Drumheller community. She was a passionate gardener who enjoyed reading seed catalogues and planning her garden in the winter months. She was a fantastic cook, talented knitter and crotcheter, and could operate most pieces of farm equipment. On many days, Pat worked a full shift at the hospital and another 6-8 hours out in the fields on the same day. Pat was predeceased by her husband, parents (Keith and ‘Nell’ Grosser) and sister, Margaret. Left to mourn are her siblings Judy Byrnes and John “Tim”, daughters Judy (Mark Ward), Sara (Robert Lessard), and Kylie (Jason Bouvier), and grandchildren (Eliza, Holleigh, Cole, Jacklyn and Reid). Patricia had a wonderful sense of humour, a twinkle in her eyes and a passionate drive to care for those she loved. She will be deeply missed by all family and friends. A funeral mass will be held at St Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Drumheller on January 9, 2016 at 11:00 am. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.



CHUNG, Dr. Jeffrey Francis
M.B.B.S., OB/GYN, F.R.C.S.C.

June 26, 1942 - January 4, 2016

Born on June 26, 1942 in Portland, Jamaica; Jeff passed peacefully on January 4, 2016. Following a graduate degree at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, Jeff moved to Edmonton in 1969 to complete his specialty in Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1974, he then moved to Drumheller where he established his practice and met the love of his life, Nellie. Throughout his time in the valley, Dr. Chung helped bring thousands of babies into the world and cared for many patients until his retirement in 2012. Along with his passion for time with family (especially his grandchildren), Jeff found enjoyment in numerous sports like tennis, badminton, ping pong, and of course his weekly rounds of golf with good friends. During his life, Jeff developed an affinity for old cars, however he upgraded to the car of his dreams shortly before he retired. Jeff was able to experience many cultures as he and Nellie travelled to many corners of the world. During his retirement, Jeff was able to dedicate more time to daily workouts at the BCF, playing cards, and fine-tuning his gardening skills. In addition to his professional contributions to the community, Jeff also served as a Trustee for the Separate School Division. He was a long-time member of the Drumheller Kinsmen Club, then subsequently the K-40’s, where he formed many great friendships and he truly cherished his camaraderie with the guys. Jeff will be missed by his loving wife of 39 years, Nellie, children Mark (Bailey), Wes, Alicia (Rob Doud, Lillie, Preston, Liam), and Gary. Also mourning are his brothers David (Peggy, Nicole, Beth Ann, Katrina), Dennis (Audrey, Lori, Kelli), sisters Corine (Albert Lim Shue, Albert John, Catherine), Paulette Lue Choy (Jason, Darren), sister in law Cecelia (Sharon, Damian). Jeff also had a large extended family who will also miss his presence. Jeff was predeceased by his parents Allan and Nelly Chung, brother Leslie, parents-in-law Colin and Nellie Campbell, and brother-in-law Angus Campbell. On behalf of the family, we would like to thank the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic and his friends and colleagues at the Drumheller Health Center for their exceptional care and support in recent months. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Drumheller Health Foundation - 351 9th Street NW, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y1, or the Badlands Community Facility - 80 Veterans Way, Drumheller, AB. Prayer service will be held Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Services will be held Monday, January 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666).



ALBRECHT, Walter Samuel

September 11, 1935 - December 27, 2015

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Walter Samuel Albrecht on December 27, 2015. Walter leaves behind his son Noel (Katherine); his grandchildren Cameron, Victoria (Tyson), Brittney and Starla; his great grandchildren Emily, Brayden and Brody; and his son Shawn (Kayla). Walter is also survived by his sisters Alvina and Lydia (Leo); his brother Jack (Irene), Raymond, Vic (Lillian) and Stanley. He was predeceased by his wife Diana; his parents Gottfred and Rose; his sisters Rose (Bill), Frieda (Ray) and Ireena; his brothers Bill (Emma), Edward (Alma), Albert (Loretta), Gottfred and Phillip; and his brother-in-law Albert. Funeral services to be held at the Grace Luthern Church on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 1:00. Lunch to follow the service.Courtney-Winters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666).