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Condolences to the family of SHIRLEY MAE HUNTER


HUNTER, Shirley Mae

December 27, 1941 - October 12, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley M. Hunter on October 12, 2016 at Drumheller Health Centre with her family by her side. Shirley was born on December 27th, 1941 to Mel and Olga Wilson from the Handhills area. Shirley was one of five children and grew up on a farm with plenty of chores. At age 15, Shirley left, with her sister Rita, to study hairdressing at Jacobson Beauty Institute in Calgary, where she became a certified hairdresser. In the 1980’s, Shirley opened her own Granitize franchise on Highway 9 in Drumheller. She met her husband to be, Ron Hunter, for the first time when he worked on her father’s farm. They married on May 15th, 1959 and over the next fours years she had four boys soon followed a little later by another boy and girl. Shirley and Ron chose to raise their six busy children in Nacmine rather than the big city of Drumheller, where Shirley kept even busier doing ladies hair from her kitchen at their home in Nacmine, when she wasn’t supervising the kids in their large market garden. Over the years, Shirley was the woman behind her husband Ron’s career at the Tire Shop, then after his retirement, Shirley and Ron ran R&S Memorials together. Like Dad, Mom was proud to be part of the Nacmine community and was very involved in the Community Association for many years. Shirley was predeceased in 2014 by her husband Ronald C. Hunter and by her parents Melvin and Olga Wilson and leaves to mourn her sisters Rita Gallinger (Ralph) and Lila Pensom, and brothers Ron (Lynne) and Ken Wilson (Thelma) and their 11 children. Shirley was devoted to her 6 children and 8 grandchildren and leaves to mourn: Jordan (Michelle, Colby Dylan), Darcy (Marcy, Matthew [Jenna], Jeffrey [Krystina], Collin [Shirley]), Jim (Paul), Darwin, (daughters Delaney, Finley), Kyle (Andrea, Rowan) and Twyla (Dave, Kobe, McKenna). A private graveside service will be held Saturday. The family invites Shirley Hunter’s friends and family to the Nacmine Community Hall on Saturday, October 15th at 12:00 pm to share stories and memories of Shirley along with a light lunch. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Shirley to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice. Courtney Winter’s Funeral Home are in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of JOYCE EMILY SKOMAR


SKOMAR (Ellis), Joyce Emily

December 7, 1936 - August 28, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Grandma and Auntie. Joyce Emily Skomar slipped away on August 28, 2016 at the age of 79 years at the Drumheller Hospital. Mom went peacefully surrounded by family. Mom was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband, Fred Skomar; her mother and father, Emily and Robert Ellis; and her three brothers, Baby Ellis, Jackie and Teddy Ellis; two sisters, Grace Stewart and her husband Neil, and Joan Albright; her first born Joanne Skomar; her grandson Jarrett Bosch; and two nieces Linda Shelby and her husband, and Angie and a nephew Ron Flemming; and a sister-in-law Frances Deptuk. Mom was born in Dodsland, SK on December 7, 1936 and was raised in Major, SK. She moved to Drumheller with her family in 1948 where she finished her schooling. Her first job was at the Drumheller Hospital. She met and married her soulmate Fred Skomar and married him on December 17, 1955. She worked at the Corner Cafe up until 1960. Together they started their family of three beautiful daughters Joanne Edna in 1961, Janice Grace in 1965 and her baby Julia Emily in 1971. Mom’s happiest days were raising her 3 girls, doing gardening, baking and cooking. When her grandsons came they made flower gardens, hauled rocks with them in the little red wagon, planted vegetables and flowers. Mom enjoyed riding bike, climbing hills with her grandsons and her chocolate lab dog Ty. She enjoyed volunteering at the East Coulee Community Hall for bingos and pancake breakfasts. She also enjoyed reading, crocheting, talking on the telephone with family and friends and watching The Young and the Restless on T.V. Mom leaves her lovely daughters and their husbands, Janice and Rick Bosch of Drumheller, and Julia and Lucien Perrault of Wainwright, and one special grandson she was so proud of Connor Reid Bosch of Red Deer. She also leaves one special niece and her son Emily Flemming and David. Mom will also be remembered by her brother-in-law Raymond Albright, her nephew Robert (Louisa) Albright, Ryan (Christine) Albright and aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. Mom leaves many dear friends. Joyce’s family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Ram and the Drumheller Hospital staff for the wonderful care she received there. Mom requested a private graveside service which took place on September 2, 2016. A special thank you to Courtney-Winters Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Drumheller and District Humane Society.

Condolences to the family of LORNE F. GEIL


GEIL, Lorne F.

1931 – 2016

With family by his side, Lorne Geil passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday, September 30, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Estevan, SK at the age of 84 years. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Christina; sisters, Nina, Dorothy and Joyce as well as his beloved and beautiful wife Bette Maureen. Lorne’s memory will be cherished by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren: Son Douglas (Karen) of Drumheller, AB; grandchildren, Spencer Crawford (Kaitlyn) of Airdrie, AB, Austin Crawford of Banff, AB, Rebecca Crawford of Calgary, AB and Carter Crawford of Calgary, AB. Daughter Heather Stein of Halbrite, SK; grandchildren, Redden Stein (Shealese) of Weyburn, SK; great grandchildren, Silas, Nixon, Cade and Payson; grandchildren, Jobe Stein of Weyburn, SK and Kennedy Rainey of Weyburn, SK. Son Murray (Heidi) of Lumsden, SK; grandchildren, Sonja Schmidt (Nathan) of Lumsden; great grandchildren, Aksel and Everly, Tyler Geil (Kelsey) of Regina, SK, Kaitlin Geil (Brent) of Regina and Brandon Geil of Lumsden. Daughter Brenda (Robert) Imes of Saskatoon, SK. Lorne will also be lovingly remembered by his sister and gallivanting partner Verna Botham of Lucky Lake, SK as well as numerous in-laws, outlaws, nieces, nephews and friends. The Visitation was held on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, SK. The Funeral Service was held on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Estevan Alliance Church with Pastor Jim Kedge officiating. Lunch was held immediately following the service in the church social hall and interment took place at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens following the lunch. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.
Thank you!
Lorne’s family would like to express a sincere thank you to all the people who assisted dad. A special thanks to Calvin & Esther Schlamp, Nicole Gibbons & family, Trish & Bob Duncan, Pastor Waylon Klix, Pastor Jim Kedge, Dal & Sharon Grimes, Tim & Louise Lalonde, Jackie Marum & Noel Quinn, Bev Haukeness, The Estevan Alliance Church community and the coffee crowd at Sobey’s and the rink. Lorne’s Family