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Condolences to the family of JOHN MICHAEL ALLAN KOHUT JR.


KOHUT, John Michael Allan Jr.

September 23, 1960 - August 23, 2016

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of John Kohut Jr. on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta. He leaves to mourn, his wife Sandra, children; Christopher, Karly (Chance Bensmiller), Kyle and grandson Cash, his parents John and Irene, sister Heather (Kelly), brothers Darrell (Kathy), Dean (Katherine), mother-in-law Arlene Turner, sisters-in law Shannon, Stacey, Shari (Craig), numerous nieces and nephews, as well as his faithful companion “Tulsa”. A service will be held Monday, August 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Badlands Community Facility in Drumheller, Alberta. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his son Christopher’s passion and charity of choice, Alpha House Calgary, 203 15 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1G4 or go to:

Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

Condolences to the family of JOEL ANTHONY BRETT


BRETT, Joel Anthony

October 13, 1985 - August 9, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and peaceful passing of our boy, Joel at the Foothills Hospital, Calgary. Joel resided, attended schools and worked in Drumheller until leaving for Red Deer and settling in Calgary. He leaves us all, his long time partner Benjamin Tanner, furbaby Charlie, his Mumsy Melenie, sister Jemma (Chase) Winters, brother Dean (Kayla) Brett, nephew Ethan Brett and niece Nova Skye Winters, extensive family in Westlock where Joel was born and raised until 1995, Barrhead, Edmonton areas, families in London, UK, Southampton, UK, Aylesbury, UK, numerous friends in all the above areas, to miss his smile, his energy, love, kindness, charismatic charm, giggles, movie critiques, just all of him. Joel is predeceased by his brother Nick, Dad Jerry, Grandad Frank, Uncle Trevor, Nanny Queenie and Grandad Reg. Funeral will be held at McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home, Fish Creek Park, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary on Thursday, August 18 at 2 pm. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Red Deer SPCA.

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.