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Condolences to the family of MARK ROBERT O'LEARY


O’LEARY, Mark Robert

November 11, 1952 - September 29, 2016

Mark passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at home. He was born in High Prairie, AB and raised on the farm. After finishing high school in 1971, he went to work for Alberta Power. He joined the Drumheller line crew in 1972 where he continued his career until his retirement in 2008. He took an opportunity to continue along different lines, with the company until 2011. Mark was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife Donna, son Thomas (Cassandra), grandson Tate, and Mark’s brother, Ross, as well as numerous relatives and friends. Mark’s wishes were for no formal service. There will be a Celebration of Life in the lower level of the Royal Canadian Legion, Drumheller, Branch #22 on Thursday, October 6, 2016 between 2:00 P.M. ~ 4:00 P.M. for family and friends to celebrate his life and reminisce. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of DELL E FINERTY



April 6, 1930 – September 29, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dell E. Finerty. She was born April 6th, 1930 in Drumheller, AB. She passed away peacefully at her home in Parksville, BC on September 29th, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. An avid genealogist, the matriarch of the Finerty Clan is survived by her children, Mike (Sari), Maire, Drew (Shelley), Janie, Alison (Garry), Dell (Kevin); her nine grandchildren, Bud, Keanan (Heni), Tristan (Hyunjeong), Dustin (Kelly), Dallas (Veronica), Jill (Adrian), Jen (Hugh), Brad (Jessica), and Nikki as well as eight great grandchildren, Mika, Smilla, Banyan, Desmond, Kieran, Ryland, Olivia, and soon to arrive baby girl McCall. Dell is also survived by her very special companion Don Clarke. Dell was a dedicated volunteer for Island Health and the S.P.C.A. in Parksville and the Qualicum Beach Historical Library. Dell was predeceased by her father, Bill Ritchie; mother, Polly Ritchie; brother, Kent Ritchie; sister, Wilma Tario and husband, Andy Finerty and her many nieces and nephews around the world. All were touched by her generous, kind, and beautiful soul. We love you Mom, Grandma, and GG, always. The Family wishes to thank Dr. Mark and Dr. Cline for their wonderful care over the years, and Dr. Bell and Dr. King for their excellent care most recently. A special thank you to Dr. Van Der Weyde, the Oceanside Palliative Care Team and the Oceanside Hospice Team for their wonderful care and support for Dell and the family. A Celebration of Life was held in Victoria. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parksville SPCA. Condolences may be offered to the family at McCall Gardens of Victoria, BC (1-800-870-4210)

Condolences to the family of DONALD STEVENS



March 10, 1941 - September 28, 2016

Mr. Donald Stevens of Delia, Alberta, husband of Myrna Stevens passed away suddenly on September 28, 2016 at the age of 75 years. Don was born on March 10, 1941 to parents Percy and Margorie Stevens at Kenton, Manitoba. He received his schooling in Kenton, Manitoba. He left Manitoba and moved west in 1959 where he met Myrna in 1963 at Carstairs, Alberta. He joined the R.C.M.P. in 1964 and on June 10, 1967, Don and Myrna were married. He left the R.C.M.P. in 1968 to follow his true passion of farming. Don and Myrna started farming in Iron River, Alberta, moving to Avonlea, Saskatchewan in 1976. They then moved to present day ranch in 1997. His life was his family, grandchildren and ranching. He loved to spend time with his cattle and made pets of many of them. Besides his wife Myrna Stevens, Don is survived by his three sons, Dallas (Bonnie), Marlyn (Terri), Travis (Melinda), grandchildren, Aaron Smith, Dakoda, Jordan, Kelby (Tenille), Justin, Tyson, Cole, Tanner, Connnor, Faith and Dayne, four great grandchildren. Three sisters, Marg (Larry), Sharon (Wally), Gwen (Doug), and brother in law, Ray. Don was predeceased by his parents, Percy and Margorie, brothers, Bob and Harvey and sister, Kay. A Graveside Service will be held for Don at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Immanual Cemetery, Maxim Saskatchewan with Reverend Marge McLeod officiating. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.