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Condolences to the family of Howard Schafer




June 11, 1932 ~ April 11, 2017

Mr. Howard Schafer of Drumheller passed away from heart failure on April 11, 2017 in Calgary surrounded by his loving family. Howard was born on June 11, 1932 in Tudor, Alberta to Fred and Joan Schafer, he was raised in East Coulee, Alberta. Howard held many positions as a young man; such as working on the railroad as a Blacksmith; a navigator in the Air Force, before joining the Department of Transportation as an Air Traffic Controller, a position which he held for over 30 years. Howard married Viola Bischke on May 29, 1954 and together they had five children; Terry, Debbie, Linda, Thomas and Nancy. He is survived by his 5 children, 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Howard is predeceased by his wife; Viola, his parents; Fred and Joan Schafer, brother; Joseph. Funeral Services for Howard were held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. from the Grace Lutheran Church, Drumheller, Alberta. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7. Phone: 403-295-1811 OR 1-888-797-8277

Condolences to the family of Edward Christensen




April 19, 1936 - April 7, 2017

Edward Christensen, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on April 7, 2017 at the age of 80 years old. Edward will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years, Donna Christensen; daughters, Trina (Bruce) Munro, Christine (Brian) Mowat, Cindy (François) Paulin; sisters, Lorine (Howard), Mary (Jim), Greta (Floyd), Ella (Len). He will be deeply missed by his 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Edward was predeceased by his parents, Emil and Ruth and his brothers, Neils and John. A Celebration of Edward’s life will be held at the Rosebud Church on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Messages of condolences can be forwarded to the family at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your choice of charity/organization in Edwards’ name.

Condolences to the family of Robert (Bob) Lee



Robert (Bob)
Allan Lee

December 10, 1955 ~ April 8, 2017

It is with broken hearts and so much sadness we announce the passing of “Bob” Lee at the Drumheller Health Centre on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the age of 61. Bob leaves to mourn his loss and cherish his memories his wife Dianne; stepson; Rick (Kyle), mother; Ada, brothers; Ed, and Dave, sisters; Deb, Tari (Gerry), and Roberta (Gerry), brother-in-laws; Dennis (Carol), Darry, and Danny (Edie), sister-in-law; Deb (Al), and many numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and neighbours. Bob was predeceased by his step dad; Don Morrow, grandparents; Lydia and Nelis Morrow and Christine and Robert Goodfellow. At Bob’s request we will have a Celebration of his Life in the summer on August 5, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion at 3:00 p.m. The family would like to thank all of the Drumheller Homecare Team, the Hospice Care Team, and the staff (Doctors, and Nurses) at Drumheller Health Centre, our family doctor, Dr. Gerald Miller and staff of the Innisfail Health Centre, Innisfail, Alberta for the last 5 years for care of Bob’s health. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in loving memory of Bob to the Royal Canadian Legion, Drumheller, Alberta. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.