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Condolences to the family of PATRICIA ANGELICA CRANTON


CRANTON, Patricia Angelica

It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic passing of our sister and dear friend, Patricia. Patricia was born in Hanna, Alberta, September 15, 1949. She started school at age 5 at Princeton, a one room school beside the family farm north of Craigmyle. Patricia spent her life in service to academia, going on to complete her BEd, MSc and PhD degrees. She taught at many universities in Canada and United States, including McGill, Brock, Penn State, St FX and Teacher’s College, New York. Her heart remained with the University of New Brunswick where she taught since 1988. Patricia touched the lives of many students over the years. She was one of the finest scholars in adult education with dozens of books and hundreds of publications to her name. Patricia was named to the Order of Canada for 2016 and was to receive the honour at the fall ceremony. She made her principle home in Indian Lake, New Brunswick for the past 30 years. She loved the solitude of the land and her faithful animal companions. Patricia was predeceased by her parents, Victor and Helena Cranton, her son Bobby Burrows, her partner Merven Roy. She is survived by her granddaughter Sabrina Burrows, and her siblings, John, Carol and Michael. Patricia will be sorely missed by her family, friends, colleagues and her many students. McAdams Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. At this time there is no visitation or service. For those who wish, memorial tributes can be made to the Fredericton SPCA. Personal condolences may be left at

Condolences to the family of DONALD EDWARD HARRISON


HARRISON, Donald Edward

March 13, 1934 - August 9, 2016

Don was born in Drumheller, Alberta on March 13, 1934, being the youngest child of Edward and Mary Harrison. He was proud to say he lived his entire life in the valley and that the valley was his home. Don was predeceased by his parents and brother Bob, as well as his wife Hazel on September 15, 2001. Don is lovingly remembered by his family; his companion Arda Robinson, his daughter Shawna (Tim) Vaisnis, his son Randy (Tracy) Harrison, grandchildren - Conan, Chalyce (Jamie) and his great granddaughter Charlee. In honouring Dad’s wishes, a private family graveside has been held. If friends so desire, donations in Don’s memory may be made to Drumheller Continuing Care, 351 – 9th St. NW Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1, the Canadian Diabetes Association ( or the charity of choice. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives .ca

Condolences to the family ALEXANDER NAFFIN


NAFFIN, Alexander


Alex passed away in the Continuing Care section of the Drumheller Health Centre on August 11th, 2016. He was born in Romania in 1920 and in 1927 came with his family to a farm near Delia. My father was a kind and decent man, he was a good son, husband, father, employee, soldier and citizen. My mother, Doreen, passed in 1994, months short of their 50th wedding anniversary, and he thought about and missed her every day. He is survived by his only child, Loretta Naffin; his niece, Eleanor Jensen, and her sons and their families; his nephew, Ken Leonhardt and his wife Vicky; his nephew Donald Naffin and his wife Sandy, and many other nieces and nephews. At father’s request, there will be no funeral service and no grave site, he will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Alexander Naffin to the Alberta S.P.C.A. Alex is with his Heavenly Father and his Saviour, Jesus Christ. He is safe there and at peace. God Bless you all for caring. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.