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UPTON, David D.




1943 - 2010

David D Upton of Drumheller, Alberta passed away in his sleep after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 66.  David was born in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan and was the only son of Albert and Ida Upton (predeceased). He was raised in the farmlands of Saskatchewan, a province he loved and supported all of his life. He worked for the Calgary Regional District Nursing Homes for 16 years continuing on with the Drumheller Regional Health Authority for 20 years until retirement at the age of 55. He stayed active in the work force by becoming a Commissionaire at the Penitentiary until 2009.  After a move to Alberta, David found the love of his life, the apple of his eye, Alice (Hanna) from Mirimichi, New Brunswick. In 1979, the family moved from Calgary, Alberta to Drumheller. Dave’s love for life and memories continue on through his loving wife Alice, children Trenda (Phillip) Tyschuk, Tanya (Lorne) Buchwald, Tara Upton and David Upton. His legacy continues through his grandchildren Brandt Buchwald, Ali Buchwald and Devon Upton.  Also survived and ever remembered by his only sister Myrna (Robert) Gorsalitz, his two aunts Carole Upton and Doris Evanchuck, his nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends. Dave has gone home to be reunited with passed family and friends. The family would like to thank the staff at the Drumheller Hospital for their ongoing care and support during his battle. A special thanks to Dr. Olfert and Dr. Bell-Dingwall who helped guide the family with thoughtful consideration. Dave’s life will be celebrated at the Drumheller Inn on February 18, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Dave to the Canadian Cancer Society.            7p

YAVIS, Waltraud Trudy (nee Furst)

June 19, 1954
- February 6, 2010

Trudy passed away peacefully at her home in Calgary on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at the age of 55 years. Trudy was born in Calgary on June 19, 1954 and grew up near Drumheller, Alberta.  She is survived by her daughter Chelsey (Chris) Bird; son Chris (Tova) Yavis; parents Martha and Richard Furst; brother Ken (Carol) Furst; nephews Ryan and Dustin Furst; and grandson Colby Bird.  Relatives and Friends are invited to a Memorial Service held at FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 – 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 3:00p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, #100, 2421 – 37 Avenue NE Calgary AB T2E 6Y7. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca. FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM Telephone:  403-297-0888 Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.


Treanor, Katherine Gwenyth

1927- 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Katherine Gwenyth Treanor on February 6, 2010 at the Stettler Nursing Home in Stettler, Alberta. She was 82 years old. Kay had worked in the Drumheller Nursing Home for 23 years before retiring in 1987. Her greatest love was her yard and the flowers that she grew there. She loved walking her dog Toby in the neighborhood. Kay is survived by one daughter Bonnie (Ron); three grandchildren: Jim (Louise), Darren (Alla), Danielle (Brad), and six great-grandchildren: Julia, Erica, Mark, Sasha, Maddox and Zoe. She also has one surviving sister Dorothy Philips of Leduc, Alberta. Katherine is predeceased by her husband James and son William. A Private Family Service will be held at Courtney-Winters Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, February 10, 2010. Interment will take place in the Drumheller Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Donations may be made to the Drumheller & District Humane Society, Box 1474, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0 Courtney-Winters Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. 403-823-2666.