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CRAIG, Byron Trevor

April 30, 1946 - January 18, 2016

Shaun, Darren and Danielle Craig sadly announce the sudden passing of their dad, Byron Trevor Craig, at his home in Cranbrook, BC on January 18, 2016. Byron is survived by his children and grandchildren: Shaun, Tracie, Allisen and Morgen of Valleyview and Shaun’s son, Mckenzie of Lacombe; Darren, Melanie, Foster, Madelyn, Eliza and Benjamin of Cranbrook; and Danielle, Rylee and Parker of Red Deer. He is also survived by his sisters: Heather Lupul and her partner, Rob; and Bonnie and Randy Hetman and their children and grandchildren. He is also survived by his Aunt Rita and her children and grandchildren. Byron was predeceased by his second wife, Lorraine; his great nephew, Ethan; his parents, Adam and Louise Craig; and aunts and uncles. Surviving also are many cousins and their families. Byron was born in Drumheller and raised in Edmonton. He worked for many years for CN Railway: first in the Calder yards in Edmonton, then in Drumheller, back to Edmonton, Grande Prairie and again back to Edmonton. After working for CN, he moved to Kelowna to be with his parents. After living in Kelowna for a number of years, he then moved to Cranbrook to be closer to Darren and family where he lived until his passing. Shaun, Darren and Danielle would like to thank everyone at The Courtyard Inn in Cranbrook for being good friends of Byron. A family service will be held at a later date.



GALLAGHER, Brittany (Joyce)

January 29, 1992 - January 31, 2016

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Brittany. Brittany passed away on January 31, 2016 with her family by her side and the love of her life Ricky Los. Brittany was born January 29, 1992 in Drumheller, Alberta to Brenda and John Gallagher. Brittany loved life; she was a ray of sunshine and touched many lives with her wit and charm. Brittany was loved by many and always made time to visit. Brittany will be lovingly remembered by her love Ricky Los; her mom and dad (Brenda and John); sister, Ashley; brother, Gerry and Katherine; grandmothers Joyce Lee and Elizabeth Gallagher; nephews, Grayson and Kayle; God parents, Linda Willson and Onil Lajeunesse; and numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles. Brittany was predeceased by her grandfathers Edward Gallagher and Gerald Lee. A celebration of life will be held on February 6, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Badlands Community Facility. 80 Veterans Way, Drumheller, Alberta. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666).



DIETRICH, Gordon (Gordie)

June 22, 1954 - January 22, 2016

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gordon Edward Dietrich. Gord passed away peacefully after a very long but brave fight with cancer with his family by his side. Gord was born June 22, 1954 in Vulcan, Alberta to Edward and Jeanette Dietrich. Gord loved farming, fishing, horseshoes, and playing lots of practical jokes. Gord always made time for a visit. Gord will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 25 years, Brenda; his sons, Scott, Joey (Dale-lee), Travis; sisters, Diane (John) Celik, Darlene (Nicky) Sereda, Sharon (Tony) Martin; his uncle, Norman (Mary) Hendricks; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and Brenda’s family. Gord was predeceased by his parents, Edward (2003), Jeanette (2010), his mother and father-in-law, Alois & Theresa Wegleitner, and many aunts and uncles. Prayer services for Gord will be held Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church. Funeral Mass for Gord will be held Saturday, January 30 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, luncheon will follow Mass. Family and close friends meet later to lay Gord to rest at the Rumsey Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to Drumheller Area Health Foundation (Community Cancer Clinic) or the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.