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DYCK, Helen

DYCK, Helen

Helen Dyck, long time resident of Drumheller, passed away Wed. Nov 10, 2010, age 70.  A celebration of Helen’s life will be held Friday, November 19, 1:30 PM at Fellowship Baptist Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to S.T.A.R.S. or charity of donor’s choice.  Helen’s family wish to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Moshood and the staff at the Drumheller Care Centre for the excellent and compassionate care given to her.


BEHUNIAK, William Paul

BEHUNIAK, William Paul
January 24, 1924 - November 8, 2010


With deepest regrets the family of Wm. P. Behuniak wish to let friends and relatives know of his passing on November 8, 2010. Many in the valley will remember Bill through his years of teaching in both East Coulee and Drumheller where he enjoyed his part in giving his students a start on their way to higher learning. “Mr. B”, as he was affectionately called, always treasured the cooperation and dedication of the school staff under his care in both East Coulee and Drumheller. Besides Eva, his wife of 62 years, he leaves behind his family: Dan (Rosa), Greg (Zelda), Tina (Norm); seven grandchildren, Teri-Lyn, Logan, Amber, Jonathan, Crystan (Colt), Camilla, Clay; his brother Mike (Judy) and a number of nieces and nephews. Bill lived his life to the fullest and especially enjoyed his retirement years spent with his family in the great outdoors, camping, fishing and golfing. We, his family, will remember him as the greatest husband, father and grandfather. We will always cherish the wonderful memories we had with him. At Bill’s request, a private family gathering was held in Red Deer.

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POPE, Milton (Emilian Popovich)

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POPE, Milton
(Emilian Popovich)
February 4, 1919 - November 8, 2010


POPE, Milton (Emilian Popovich), born Feb. 4, 1919 died suddenly on November 08, 2010 at Evergreen Baptist Care Home where he resided until his death.  He and his wife Margaret also enjoyed their time at the Peninsula Retirement Community and were grateful for the company of friends and staff. Milt was born in Drumheller, Alberta and held fond memories of growing up there.  He was the son of Mara and Eli and beloved brother of Barney (Maxine), nieces Brenda and Sharon and their families.  He leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Margaret; his children Dale (Kathleen) of Vancouver, Jane (Doug) of Oshawa and Dean (Susan) of Ottawa and his grandchildren Kris, Carley, Alexander, Alysha, Kathryn, Emma and Lain. Milt was a gentleman and lived his life with dignity.  He left Drumheller as a teenager to pursue major league baseball and was in the Chicago White Sox organization.  During WW2, he embarked on a career in public service, first as a member of the RCMP, receiving commendation from the CIA for his work during the war and later with the Windsor Police. Thereafter, he worked in the insurance industry in Windsor in a business he developed, nurtured and later sold to grateful purchasers.  After selling the business, he relocated with Margaret to the Rocky Mountains where, in retirement, he found energy and satisfaction in assisting the women and men of Parks Canada, a part time position he loved and held until 85! His remaining years were spent with Margaret, his children and grandchildren in Canmore and White Rock.  He will forever be remembered and greatly missed by his family and all those who came to know him.  A Celebration of Milt’s Life will be held on Friday, November 26, 2010 at 1 pm at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831-28 Ave, Surrey, BC. Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca. Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522.

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