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Condolences to the family of VERNA MARIE BRINTON


BRINTON, Verna Marie

May 3, 1929 - June 13, 2016

Verna, beloved wife of Howard “Howdy” Brinton (predeceased) of Strathmore, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Calgary on June 13, 2016 at the age of 87 years. Verna will be dearly missed by her children Wendy (Darryl) of Strathmore, Wayne (Colleen) and Earl (Dawn) both of Hussar, grandchildren Nadine (Todd) of Onoway, Devin (Jess) of St. Albert, Ty of Strathmore, Shaun and Shannon of Hussar, Tanner of Strathmore and Marcie of Bassano as well as great grandchildren Chance, Teyler and Bohdi of St. Albert. Verna will also be lovingly missed by cousins Gale (Bob) Telford of Strathmore, Julie Wilson of Calgary and various other relatives. Verna was born in Rosetown, Saskatchewan on May 3, 1929 She met Howdy in Calgary and they married in November 1950. They started farming in the Hussar area. Verna was a member of The Farm Women’s Union of Alberta. With retirement they moved to Strathmore in 1992. Verna’s passion was baking desserts and if she knew you were coming, your favourite would be ready. She also loved her flower beds and garden. After moving to Strathmore, Verna met Marg Ireland and began a passion for quilting and tea. A Celebration of Verna’s Life was held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. If so desired, donations in Verna’s memory may be made to the Arthritis Society (#300, 1301—8 Street SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1B7). To express condolences, please visit:

Condolences to the family of ETHEL ELENA MOAR


MOAR, Ethel Elena (nee Shaw, Magee)

September 3, 1920 - June 14, 2016

Mom’s journey of life began on September 3, 1920. Mom was born on the farm 5 miles south east of Drumheller and lived her 95 years in Drumheller, which she absolutely loved. She passed away on June 14, 2016. She was predeceased by her first husband, Arnold, her second husband Stewart and her seven brothers and sisters. Survived by her son, Raymond (Joan), daughter Sharon (Gerry), 5 grandchildren, Jill-Marie (Cam), Debbie (Al), Colleen (Craig), Louise (Greg), Sheldon (Carol) and 5 great grandchildren, Alex, Hunter, Rylan, Jordan and Jared. She had an active and rewarding life; she worked as a housekeeper in her early years, at the Diana Café and Anderson Drug Store where she received the “Special Service Award” and the “Citizen of the Year Award” in 1975. She served as an alderwoman for the City of Drumheller for two three year terms in the late 70’s. While in office her greatest achievements were; to establish the Library, the Day Care Center, the Civic Center and the Senior Citizen Center. Ethel was president of the Pioneer Trail Society, an Honoured Royal Lady, and member of the IODE, where she held the position of “Regent of Lady Willingdon”. She was a member of the St Magloire’s Anglican Church in Drumheller and attended the Presbyterian Church in Orkney. She loved living on the farm, harvesting was her favourite time of year when the men were busy in the fields and she could help by cooking for them. As a young girl she drove a team of horses to pick up the bundles of oats and wheat to take them to the threshing machine. She loved gardening and the outdoors, particularly collecting fossils and dinosaur bones. Mom continued to play crib during her illness and loved beating everyone. Our sincere thanks to Doctor Thlape, the nurses on the Acute Care ward and the Staff at Sunshine Lodge. A special thank you to the Moar family, especially to Wanda, John, Teanna, Grayson and Alice for their ongoing support and love for our Mom and family. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, June 24, 2016, at 11:00 A.M. at the Hillview Lodge (696-6 Ave. East, Drumheller). In lieu of flowers Ethel would appreciate donations to The Drumheller Area Health Foundation, 315-9 St. NW, Drumheller, AB, TOJ 0Y1 in memory of Ethel Moar. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of JANICE MARIE ALTIN


ALTIN, Janice Marie


Janice Marie Altin of Hanna, beloved wife of the late Rob Altin, passed away suddenly at home in Hanna on Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at the age of 58 years. Janice leaves to cherish her memory three children, Palmer Altin (Lisa), Dustin Altin (Nasim), and Melissa Altin (Jason Kopeck); one grandson, Ryker; two brothers, Gordon Lentz and Bob (Joyce) Lentz; one sister, Dianna Lentz; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Janice was predeceased by her husband, Rob, on February 6th, 2011; and her daughter, Jennifer Altin on February 12th, 2005; her parents, Sam and Christine Lentz; and her in-laws, Lou and Marj Altin. Janice was born on October 8th, 1957 in Medicine Hat. In 1976, after a brief courtship, Janice married Rob Altin and lived with him on the Running Bar X Ranch outside of Medicine Hat. In 1977, they moved to the Delia District where they lived and worked on the Imperial Ranch for 19 years. She took care of the house and cooked large meals during harvest and corral cleaning for her family and all of the other workers. She made sure that new workers and families to the Ranch felt welcomed and settled in quickly. In 1980, Janice gave birth to their first child and had an additional 3 children in the following years. In 1996, they purchased their own farm where they finished raising their children. She worked very hard as a stay-at-home mother and did everything possible to give her children the lessons and things they needed to become the adults they are today. Janice cared deeply for people and did anything she could for anyone in need; she was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and friend. She enjoyed gardening, cross-stitching and making a variety of crafts and baking. After her children were grown up, Janice worked as a poll clerk during Federal and Provincial elections and enjoyed spending her time visiting with friends and family, travelling, touring and going on bus trips, going to church and participating in bible studies, her book club and Janice also had a love of music, playing piano and organ. She enjoyed being a member of the Crown Jewels and was looking forward to going on a cruise with them in 2017. The Funeral Service will be held at the HANNA COMMUNITY CENTRE, 503 – 4th Street West, Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Geoff Meadows officiating. A Private Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat. Memorial gifts in Janice’s memory may be made to S.T.A.R.S., Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society, 1441 Aviation Park NE, P.O. Box 570, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Janice Altin. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.