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KERGAN Robert (Budge) Smeaton

KERGAN Robert (Budge) Smeaton

KERGAN, Robert (Budge)  Smeaton
December 21, 1940 - February 16, 2012

It is with great sadness that the family of Budge Kergan announces his sudden passing.  He was born in Lethbridge, Alberta to Christina and James Kergan and grew up in Drumhellar, Alberta.  He is survived by his wife Dee, his children Rob and Jennifer (Geoff Denesuk) and their mother Carolyn Kergan, his grandchildren Josh and Taylor Kergan and James, Matthew and Gwendolyn Denesuk.   He is also survived by his sisters Mary Hill and Lawrie (Vic Peters) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The family wishes to thank the ICU staff and physicians in Abbotsford Hospital for their care of Budge and Dee during this difficult time.  Funeral services will be announced and held at a later date.

It is with sadness that Budge’s family announces his passing on February 16, 2012.  He is survived by his wife Dee, his children Rob (Carmen) Kergan, and Jennifer (Geoff) Denesuk and their mother Carolyn Kergan, and his grandchildren Josh and Taylor Kergan and James, Matthew and Gwendolyn Denesuk.  A memorial service will be held in Calgary at 2:00 pm on November 10, 2012 at Parkdale United Church, 2919-8 Avenue NW.

DEDUL (PATTON) Blanche Irene

DEDUL (PATTON) Blanche Irene

DEDUL (PATTON), Blanche Irene
May 7, 1927 - October 29, 2012


Blanche Irene Dedul passed away October 29, 2012 at the Cedar Villa extended care facility in Calgary, AB at the age of 85 years. Blanche will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by: her two sons, Gordon and Robert, her sister, Grace, her brother, Hartley, her four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, as well as many other family members and a multitude of friends. Blanche was born in Drumheller, AB on May 7, 1927. She graduated as a Nursing Aide in August 1952, and began her nursing career at the Drumheller Hospital. In August of 1954 she married Jacob Peter Dedul. Blanche’s passions were; her flower garden, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint and travelling (Sunday afternoon car rides were a staple). Thanks to her sister-in-law Bernice, she was able to enjoy a few more car rides before moving to Calgary. Blanche adored all children especially her own children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Blanche enjoyed company and nothing made her happier than to cook something special for them. The family would like to thank the staff at the Edgemont Retirement Center for all their added help, and to the wonderful staff at the Cedar Villa for going out of their way to make her last days comfortable. A Celebration of Blanche’s life will be held at Courtney-Winters Funeral Chapel 199-2nd Street West, Drumheller, AB on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Skip MacArthur officiating. Interment to follow in the Drumheller Municipal Cemetery. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home is in care of arrangements (403 823 2666).

SINCLAIR (nee Johnson) Lillian Mary “Betty”

SINCLAIR (nee Johnson) Lillian Mary “Betty”
January 6, 1924 - October 31, 2012


Lillian Mary “Betty” Sinclair (nee Johnson) was born January 6, 1924 at Rowley, Alberta and passed away October 31, 2012 in the Pine Ridge Extended Care in Stettler, Alberta at the age of 88 years. Betty leaves to mourn her passing, her children: Anne Fraser of Camrose, Elsie (Norman) Deering of Rumsey, Norma Fraser of Big Valley, Tom Sinclair of Rumsey, Ed Sinclair of Stettler, Bill (Darlene) Sinclair of Bashaw; twenty grandchildren and thirty two great grandchildren; six brothers; three sisters; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Betty was predeceased by her husband Lawrence; sons in law Austin and Robert Fraser; parents Johnny and Mary Johnson; and her brother Gene Johnson.  A funeral service for Betty Sinclair was held at the Bashaw Community Centre on Saturday, November 3, 2012 with Reverend Ross Helgeton officiating. If desired memorial donations may be made to Bashaw Cemetery or a charity of choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422, who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. To send condolences to Betty’s family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com