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IRELAND, Christine Louise


IRELAND, Christine Louise

December 19, 1966 - June 20, 2012

Christine Louise Ireland (nee Booth) was born December 19, 1966, passed away June 20, 2012 with her loving husband, Ken, by her side. Christine was born and raised in Drumheller to Erni (Jones) and John Booth.  At a very young age her parents divorced and her mother married Brian Boe where Christine spent most of her childhood through to her teenage years.  Christine loved the farm life and one of her favorite times of the year was harvest time, riding around in the grain trucks and the combine.  Christine belonged to the Dalum 4-H Beef Club and learned the art of caring for animals.  Christine’s biggest dream was to get married and raise a family.  That dream came true in August 1985 when she married her soul mate and best friend Ken Ireland.  Together they had two beautiful children; CJ was born in 1989 followed by Dustin in 1993.  In 2003 Christine’s nephew Hunter became part of their family when she became his guardian.  She loved Hunter as a son and raised him as one of her own. Ken and Christine worked hard all their lives forming K&C Ireland Freight Ltd.  Christine became proficient in managing the bookkeeping for their operation.  Christine loved to be outside and one only had to look at her garden and yard to see her passion for it.  Rodeo, specifically pony chuckwagon racing, became a part of their life, as they spent every weekend in the summer on the circuit. Christine leaves to mourn, her husband Ken of 26 years, three children, CJ, Dustin and Hunter, her mother Erni (Bill), father John, mother-in-law Ruth (Dan), her brother Kerry (Angela), sisters Sine and Christy (Bryan), numerous nieces and nephews and her many rodeo friends. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Carbon Community Hall, with Pastor Dan Hendrickson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Drumheller Cancer Clinic (Drumheller Health Centre Foundation) 351-9th Street N.W. Drumheller, Alberta T0J  0Y1. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666).


WILLIAMS Elsie Mae (nee Gill)

WILLIAMS, Elsie Mae (nee Gill)
April 23, 1923 – June 16, 2012

Elsie Mae Williams of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2012.  Elsie was born on April 23, 1923 and raised near Silton and Strasbourg, Saskatchewan. She was a caring older sister to Kenneth, Reginald, Gordon and James. She helped raise her brothers and helped her parents, Joseph and Emma Gill, on the farm. Elsie worked in Regina where she met her future husband on the train. Mick was sent to England after he joined the R.C.A.F. and became a navigator for No. 427 Lion Squadron. Elsie waited for Mick, even after he was declared MIA. Mick was liberated from a POW camp at the end of the war in Europe and came home to marry Elsie on July 23, 1945.  They moved to Prince Albert where both children were born and Mick worked for the Penitentiary Service.  The family relocated to Drumheller, Alberta in 1966 when Mick was transferred there.  Elsie worked in retail and enjoyed sewing, square dancing and volunteering for the United Church UCW.  After Mick’s retirement they moved to Calgary.  They made new friends, did some traveling independently and together with Southwood Seniors.  After Mick passed, Elsie moved to The Lodge at Valley Ridge.  Elsie will be sadly missed by her close-knit family.  Elsie had to contend with a variety of health issues in later life, thankfully she is at peace now.   Elsie was a loving mother to Brian (Peggy O’Rourke) Williams of Calgary and Marian (Patrick) Smiley of Canmore. She was also  blessed with two wonderful granddaughters, Marilee Alyssa Rose Smiley and Sarah Elizabeth Deane Williams.  She was predeceased by husband, Albin Robert “Mick” on September 26, 2004.  A Memorial Service will be held at Parkdale United Church, 2919-8th Avenue N.W. on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.   A private family graveside service will follow at a later date at Edenbrook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Jesus Loves You Society (for Single Mothers), 240 – 15 Avenue SW, Calgary, T2R 0P7 (403)269-6919) HERITAGE FUNERAL SERVICES. “Heritage Funeral Home” Telephone: 403-299-0100.

BROWN-Donais Beverly Agnes


BROWN-Donais, Beverly Agnes 

October 24, 1956 - June 5, 2012


It is with great sadness that the family of Bev announces her passing following a courageous battle with cancer. 


An Angel whispered take 

my hand and come with me. 

You’re work here is done. 

I went away to a place where 

there’s no tears, nor sorrow

only laughter and smiles 

there will always be a Tomorrow.  

I am not alone all who 

went before are here.

They awaited my return.

I know you’ll grieve and 

wish I was still here.

I am here in the memories 

you hold dear

I did not wish for you to cry,

 nor feel sad 

My pain is gone and I am Free!


The family invites you to join them in a Celebration of Bev’s Life. Friday, June 15, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Midland Hall, Midland, Alberta. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Alberta Childrens Hospital in memory of Kala Donais.