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JENSEN Larry Arnold George

JENSEN Larry Arnold George

Jensen, Larry Arnold George

JUNE 20, 1944 - JUNE 11, 2014

It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Larry Jensen at his summer home at Willow Grove Campground near Bashaw, Alberta. He will be missed by his dear friend, Natalie Munroe, his children, Parry Jensen (Terra and Megan Charmont), Shawna Castonguay (Joe), adoring grandchildren, Cort and Rhylan Castonguay and children’s mother, Marlene Jensen. Larry was born in Drumheller, Alberta to Arild and Glenys Jensen. He was raised on a farm in Dalum, Alberta. After graduating from Standard High School Larry went to work operating in oil and gas for many years. He then had a successful career in sales of farm implements. Larry loved nature and animals, especially his beloved pets, Lacey, Bob and Blue. He enjoyed watching chuckwagon racing and travelled the countryside to do so. Larry was a great source of knowledge of news and current events around the world. He enjoyed his years of travelling to the Southwestern United States to escape the long Alberta winters. Larry always looked forward to spring when he returned to Willow Grove to his vast circle of friends in the Bashaw and Ponoka area. Respecting Larry’s wishes, a formal service will not be conducted. A family memorial will be held at a later date. Our family wishes to thank the wonderful communities of Ponoka and Bashaw for all the kindness and support shown to Larry over the years. He made many special friendships and considered this area “Home”. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations can be made to Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331-29 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 or your local SPCA.

HUCULAK Carol Diane

HUCULAK Carol Diane

Huculak, Carol Diane

March 28, 1949 - June 7, 2014

Carol Huculak of Drumheller passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014 after her 8 month hard fought battle with cancer ended in peace. Her husband Steve Huculak and children: Sherry, Stephen and Jack were by her side as well as Cathy Bishop, her devoted niece. Carol was the “LOVE OF OUR LIVES” and always will be. By her side was also her walking companion, a black lab named “Molly”. Over the past several years Carol and Molly walked daily side by side, Molly was her inspiration. Carol worked at the Drumheller Hospitals (old and then new one) for 28 years in dietary. She retired in 2008 due to health issues. Her passions in life were her love of house plants as well as her shrubs and flower garden. Carol would sit outside daily, this time of year, and await the annual arrival of humming birds that she truly treasured, she loved to watch all the birds. Besides her immediate family, Carol leaves to mourn her brothers, John (Judy) Lewis, Bruce Lewis and sister Joanne Lewis. She also leaves to mourn her grandchildren: Alicia, Ben, Bradley, Kristen, Calvin, Jesse and Jayden along with great-granddaughter Anias. Carol’s wish was to say goodbye to her two very close and caring friends, Ursula Church and Sheila Paullus. She knows your thoughts and prayers are with her. Also a special goodbye to Carol’s brother-in-law Walter Huculak. The Huculak family wish to extend our thanks and appreciation of care given to Carol by Dr. Racz, along with, Audry and Tammy at the Drumheller Hospital Cancer Clinic, what caring and devoted people you are. It will never be forgotten. Also a big thank you to Dr. Neffgen and all the nursing staff, lab technicians, as well as the CT scan/ X-ray staff, you were wonderful.  Carol’s wish was to be cremated with her ashes spread at a later date by her family, with no Funeral. A goodbye to friends, past co-workers and neighbors. Her final wish is no flowers, no cards and just to “Remember her as she was”. In lieu of such, if friends desire, her wish is a Memorial Donation be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation (Cancer Clinic) 351-9th Street NW Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1.
“Carol, let the gentle breeze blow through your hair as you walk in Heaven”
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666). 

FOSTER Rose Marie

FOSTER Rose Marie

Foster, Rose Marie

May 20, 1967, Calgary - June 8, 2014, Drumheller

Rose Marie Foster was born and raised in Calgary, AB but was called to the country life as a young adult where she spent her days as an active member of the Drumheller community, volunteering and brightening the days of her many friends with her vibrant smile and unique brand of humour. With the help of her loving spouse of 17 years and her supportive sponsor Tom Ashmore, she maintained her sobriety for 14 years and remained a true inspiration to the people of her group facing the same tough battle. On June 8, 2014 her beautiful spirit left this stage for the next, leaving behind fond memories of her stubborn strength and kind heart. She is survived by her daughter Amber May, son DJ and common law husband Mike Cherpak. Service will be held Monday, June 16 at 2:00 p.m. at Courtney Winters Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow at Munson Cemetery.