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Condolences to the family of Kenneth Charles Hudgeon



Kenneth Charles

December 29, 1937 - February 20, 2017

Ken Hudgeon of Drumheller, AB, passed away after a brief illness on Monday, February 20, 2017, surrounded by family. Ken is remembered by his loving wife of 59 years, Anne; sons, Alfred (Maureen), David (Dena) and Kenny (Nancy); daughter, Tammy (Ode); grandchildren, Blair (Janine), Dylan (Krystal), Kyle (Tessa), Tyler, Adrian, Katelyn (Dustin), Courtney (Vance); great grandson, Benson; brothers, Bob (Norlene) and Don; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ken was born in Drumheller and grew up on the family farm at Delia. After high school, Ken left the farm and joined Canadian Utilities/Alberta Power as a lineman and serviceman. He plied his trade for twenty years, spending time in Oyen and Coronation before returning to Drumheller. In 1977, he left Alberta Power to start his own company, Hudgeon Power Systems, which he led until 2009 when he retired and handed the reins to his eldest son, Alfred. Ken was also a successful competitive stock car racer for many years. He built and raced cars around western Canada with his friends Pete Benson and Dick Smeal. At the time, he was offered an opportunity to pursue his racing career in the United States, but instead chose family and adventures in the Drumheller valley. In retirement, Ken continued to pursue his passion for cars and could typically be found working on his latest project in his Munson shop or having coffee with his friends at Joe DeMott’s shop. Ken and Anne also enjoyed quading, camping and spending time at their house on Gabriola Island, BC. A Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Knox United Church, 195 - 3rd Avenue E, Drumheller, AB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken’s memory to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation of AB, #100, 119 – 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at ALTERNATIVES® FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, Serving Calgary and Surrounding Areas since 1997. 403-216-5111

Condolences to the family of Alexander Dunbar Clyne




Alexander Dunbar

February 19, 1931 - Hanna, Alberta
February 22, 2017 - Calgary, Alberta

Dunbar, beloved husband of Eleanor, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2017 at the age of 86. Dunbar was born in Hanna, Alberta to William and Alice Clyne on February 19, 1931. He spent his early years farming around the Hanna, Drumheller area, and later worked for the Correctional Services Dept. in Drumheller and Winnipeg, retiring in 1991. Dunbar spent his retirement years with Eleanor, travelling, golfing and enjoying family and friends and winters in Arizona. He was also an avid woodworker and a long-time volunteer Marshall with the City of Calgary golf courses. He is survived by his wife Eleanor, his four daughters, Dalinda Stark (Tony), Doreen Nasr, Drenda Johnson (Wes), Dawnette Schmidt (Ron); his grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sister Betty Faubian; brother Dewain Clyne; Eleanor’s children; extended family; as well as many dear friends. Dunbar was predeceased by his parents William and Alice Clyne; his infant son Darreld; sister Ellen; and brothers Hugh, Angus, William, and Billy. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to a charity of one’s choice. A Celebration of Dunbar’s life will be held at the Northmount Baptist Church (451 Northmount Drive NW), on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Please forward condolences through Eleanor and the family would like to thank the staff at Sarcee Carewest for their kindness and excellent care. You may wish to email your family and friends to let them know that the above obituary may be viewed online at:
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Condolences to the family of Rosino Ewing




EWING (DeGiano), Rosino

January 20, 1922 - February 8, 2017

Rose joined her beloved husband, Louis, on February 8, 2017, after a brief stay at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital, at the age of 95. She is survived by her five children, Shirley, Alfred (Sherry), Louise (Jim), Timothy (Margaret), and David (Susan), as well as 15 loving grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, 16 great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Antonio and Olimpia DeGiano, husband, Louis, son, Fredrick, sister, Mary, brothers, Sam and Louie, and son-in-law, Robert. Rose married her soulmate, Louis Vincent Ewing, on January 31, 1940, and began building their family farm in Verdant Valley where they resided until 1995 when they retired to Grande Prairie. Our family would like to thank the staff at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital for the care they gave our beloved mom and grandma. Memorial service to be held at a later date.