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Condolences to the family of JOEL ANTHONY BRETT


BRETT, Joel Anthony

October 13, 1985 - August 9, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and peaceful passing of our boy, Joel at the Foothills Hospital, Calgary. Joel resided, attended schools and worked in Drumheller until leaving for Red Deer and settling in Calgary. He leaves us all, his long time partner Benjamin Tanner, furbaby Charlie, his Mumsy Melenie, sister Jemma (Chase) Winters, brother Dean (Kayla) Brett, nephew Ethan Brett and niece Nova Skye Winters, extensive family in Westlock where Joel was born and raised until 1995, Barrhead, Edmonton areas, families in London, UK, Southampton, UK, Aylesbury, UK, numerous friends in all the above areas, to miss his smile, his energy, love, kindness, charismatic charm, giggles, movie critiques, just all of him. Joel is predeceased by his brother Nick, Dad Jerry, Grandad Frank, Uncle Trevor, Nanny Queenie and Grandad Reg. Funeral will be held at McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home, Fish Creek Park, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary on Thursday, August 18 at 2 pm. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Red Deer SPCA.

Condolences to the family ALEXANDER NAFFIN


NAFFIN, Alexander


Alex passed away in the Continuing Care section of the Drumheller Health Centre on August 11th, 2016. He was born in Romania in 1920 and in 1927 came with his family to a farm near Delia. My father was a kind and decent man, he was a good son, husband, father, employee, soldier and citizen. My mother, Doreen, passed in 1994, months short of their 50th wedding anniversary, and he thought about and missed her every day. He is survived by his only child, Loretta Naffin; his niece, Eleanor Jensen, and her sons and their families; his nephew, Ken Leonhardt and his wife Vicky; his nephew Donald Naffin and his wife Sandy, and many other nieces and nephews. At father’s request, there will be no funeral service and no grave site, he will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Alexander Naffin to the Alberta S.P.C.A. Alex is with his Heavenly Father and his Saviour, Jesus Christ. He is safe there and at peace. God Bless you all for caring. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of PATRICIA ANGELICA CRANTON


CRANTON, Patricia Angelica

It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic passing of our sister and dear friend, Patricia. Patricia was born in Hanna, Alberta, September 15, 1949. She started school at age 5 at Princeton, a one room school beside the family farm north of Craigmyle. Patricia spent her life in service to academia, going on to complete her BEd, MSc and PhD degrees. She taught at many universities in Canada and United States, including McGill, Brock, Penn State, St FX and Teacher’s College, New York. Her heart remained with the University of New Brunswick where she taught since 1988. Patricia touched the lives of many students over the years. She was one of the finest scholars in adult education with dozens of books and hundreds of publications to her name. Patricia was named to the Order of Canada for 2016 and was to receive the honour at the fall ceremony. She made her principle home in Indian Lake, New Brunswick for the past 30 years. She loved the solitude of the land and her faithful animal companions. Patricia was predeceased by her parents, Victor and Helena Cranton, her son Bobby Burrows, her partner Merven Roy. She is survived by her granddaughter Sabrina Burrows, and her siblings, John, Carol and Michael. Patricia will be sorely missed by her family, friends, colleagues and her many students. McAdams Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. At this time there is no visitation or service. For those who wish, memorial tributes can be made to the Fredericton SPCA. Personal condolences may be left at