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June 10, 1928 - May 13, 2015

Ken Hannah was born June 10, 1928 in Tompkins, Saskatchewan.  He left this world on May 13, 2015 in a car accident at the age of 86 years.  He leaves behind his wife, Ruth, and one daughter Kathy (Darcy) Downs, grandson, Jeremy, and great granddaughter Leandra, brother, Bob Hannah, brother –in-law, Bill Burnham, sister-in-law Phyllis Bensen, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Ken was predeceased by his mother Eva Good, his son Jerry, grandson Trevor, and sister-in-law Ellen. Ken served in the Air Force for five years, where he learned to drive big trucks.  His true love was long distance trucking for much of his life.  He worked as a manager for Richards Transport for about 7 years.  His favourite hobbies were darts, bowling, fishing, along with his love of motorhomes, and boats.  Ken loved to travel, Ken and Ruth spent most summers on the road. A celebration of Ken’s Life will be held Thursday May 21, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at the Pioneer Trail Senior’s Centre, 160-3rd Avenue West, Drumheller. The family requests that in Honour of Kenneth’s Memory donations may be made to Answering or Answering TTP, 22 Prince George Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M9A 1Y1. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.



STEEN, Helen Freda (nee Storch)

October 14, 1927 - May 15, 2015

Helen Steen, a longtime resident of the Rumsey Community passed away in Drumheller with her family by her side on May 15, 2015 at the age of 87 years Helen was born and raised in the Morrin area.  She was the 5th of 11 children born to the Storch family. Helen married Leonard Steen of Rumsey on October 8, 1950, the couple had 9 children and resided in the Rumsey farm community.  Her children remember all of her accomplishments.  Helen enjoyed baking, many family and friends enjoyed her donuts, pies and her many other treats.  Helen was a judge at garden shows all over Alberta.  Her talents go back to the age of 12, as she made her first wedding cake.  Over the years, Helen made 1500 wedding cakes for family and friends.  Helen entered in the Rumsey Red Deer River Garden show for 70 years.  Helen was truly masterful at all she undertook, she loved cooking, baking, painting, gardening, and the love of her family. Helen was predeceased by her loving husband, Leonard Steen on March 8, 2010, also predeceasing Helen were numerous siblings. Helen leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Susan Turkington, Randy (Vi) Steen, Tony (Beryl) Steen, Ernie (Laurie) Steen, Mike (Patty) Steen, Carolin (John) Schofer, Bonny (Andy) Nelson, Kelly (Marci) Steen, Vincent (Natasha) Steen, 46 grandchildren and great grandchildren, her siblings, Johnny Storch, Elsie LaRose, Betty Jorsvick, Richard Storch, and Linda Helmer.  Helen will be dearly missed. Funeral services for Helen will be held on Thursday May 21, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. from the Rumsey Community Hall, interment will follow in the Rumsey Cemetery.  If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Drumheller Community Cancer Centre, 351 9th Street, N.W., Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y1.  Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.



GRAHAM, Jean Elizabeth (Weaver)

January 21, 1929 - May 3, 2015

Jean Elizabeth (Weaver) Graham of Airdrie, AB suddenly passed away May 3, 2015 at the age of 86. Jean Graham was born in Telkwa, British Columbia, Canada, January 21, 1929 to Alfred William Weaver and Elizabeth Jean (Wiseman) Weaver/Paulhus. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Brother William Weaver, and Husband of 56 years James Fredrick Graham. After her husband’s retirement from the RCAF they ran the ESSO bulk agency in Carbon. Jean was a masterful mother managing seven unruly children providing homemade bread, jams, wines, and baking to die for. She was an avid gardener, while in Carbon Jean and her husband James gardened 6 town lots filled with all manner of vegetables. Her prowess with knitting needles, crochet hooks was unsurpassed, creating original designs for many people. When personal computers were in their infancy she was transcribing the town history book. She is survived by her seven children - Charles William
Graham and wife Wendy (Weigel), children Ryan (3 great grandchildren - Hailey, Nathan, Alyssa), Tess and James (1 great grandchild Mina); Hilda Jean (Graham) Harsch and husband Terry, children Corie (great grandchild Sanez), Amberlie, Jileane; James Alfred Graham and wife Margaret (Myers), child Faith; Dawn Elizabeth (Graham) Hancock and husband Gordon, children Micah, Jessica; Robert Bruce Graham and Michelle (Lebsack) Graham, children Robert-James, Scott, Taliesin, Stepchildren Ryan Borson and Curtis Borson; David Frederick Graham and the late Barbara (Cunningham), child Steven; Duane Edward Graham, children Connor and Michelle. Memorial Service will be held at Carbon Alberta, (time as yet undecided),at the Carbon town hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be mailed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation Alberta, 200 119 - 14 St. NW, Calgary AB, T2N 1Z6.