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Condolences to the family of ALEXANDER DUNCAN (Sandy) BROWN


In Loving Memory Of
BROWN, Alexander Duncan (Sandy)

September 3, 1941 - August 31,2016

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Alexander(Sandy) Brown at the Drumheller Hospital on August 31st. Sandy was born the oldest of four children to Duncan and Muriel Brown on September 3, 1941. Sandy will be missed by his wife Irene, his children Sandy Jr., James, David and Catherine, his grandchildren; Amanda, Tyler, Matthew, and Alexandra, his daughters in law; Michelle and Rebecca, and his siblings: Duncan, Catherine Ashley and Elizabeth Nyhof. Sandy loved his acreage in Cambria, bird hunting, fishing and curling. He was a Kinsmen, a volunteer firefighter, and an executive member of the Drumheller Ducks Unlimited. Sandy loved the valley; he enjoyed hiking in the hills, canoeing and taking photos of the different seasons. On retirement, he travelled with his wife to Alaska, Peru, Mexico, Turkey, US and NZ. We are very proud of his commitment to nature, family and community. The family wishes a heart-felt thanks to Dr. Eksteen, the Foothills Hospital, Dr. Robert Graham and the doctors and nurses at the Drumheller Hospital. Condolences may be sent to Courtney Winters Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or the Drumheller Health Foundation.

Condolences to the family of COLLEEN ANN NAHORNICK


NAHORNICK, Colleen Ann

December 7, 1939 - September 2, 2016

It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the passing of Colleen Nahornick on Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital at the age of 76 years.
Colleen will be lovingly remembered by her husband Boris; son Byron Pliva (Tammy); stepdaughter Bonnie Nahornick; brother Fred Shier (Kathleen), sister-in-law Irene Shier, both from Kingston, Ontario; sister Lynne Zacharuk (Blaine), and numerous nieces and nephews. Colleen was predeceased by her parents and brother Reg Shier. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation 351 9th Street, NW, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y1. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

Condolences to the family of OTTO HOFF


HOFF, Otto

December 11, 1924 - August 31, 2016

Otto Hoff of Red Deer, formerly of Three Hills and Carbon, Alberta passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 pre-deceased by his wife, Norma Eleanor (nee Hill) on May 9, 2011 and son, Wayne on March 26, 2006. Otto is survived by his daughter, Sandra May (Jerome) Burke, Drayton Valley and son, Randy Hoff and Yvonne Gordon of Drayton Valley and daughter-in-law, Verna Hoff of Carbon. Otto leaves in sorrow his immediate family and sister, Ruth Ohlhauser (Ivan) of Calgary; and was predeceased by his
parents, Jacob and Martha Hoff, his sisters, Freda (Edwin) Lang and Ida Schneider of Calgary, and brother Theodore of Carbon. His surviving family consists 11 grandchildren, 22 great and 2 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends number in the hundreds as Otto enjoyed every person that came in his path over his lifetime. His friends were the cornerstone of Otto’s life. Otto loved farming in Carbon, but more than this; his call to service in the community where he served as Reeve of Kneehill County for 21 years, Drumheller Elks Club, Director of Beiseker KIBA seed cleaning plant, Director of Acme Feeders Association, Director of the Carbon Community Association, Director of Health Authority 5 and Director of the Mountain View Credit Union Ltd. Otto enjoyed his friends and fellowship with the Carbon Lions Club and was a life-time member and received the Judge Brian Stevenson Fellowship Award in 2015. Horses were his passion and he loved and enjoyed riding and worked with the Alberta Professional Pony Chuckwagon & Chariot Association travelling throughout the province directing the wagons around the figure 8. A good chestnut or black horse was all he wanted or felt he needed to get the job done. Hoff Trailer Sales kept him busy through the last twenty years and he certainly had an ability to know his customers and their wants and needs. It didn’t matter as long as we made a dollar. Burial will take place at the Bethel Cemetery, south of Carbon at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2016 with a memorial service being held 2:00 p.m. at the Badlands Community Centre, 80 Veterans Way, Drumheller, Alberta Memorial tributes may be made to STARS. Condolences for the family may be left at