Last updateThu, 26 Nov 2015 8pm



Jensen, Leo Norman

July 11, 1940 - September 11, 2015

Leo passed away peacefully on Friday morning, September 11, 2015 with his family around him after a two year battle with cancer.  He faced his battle bravely, calmly and with acceptance and always remained kind and considerate to others.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.   Leo was born in Drumheller on July 11, 1940 to Sejer and Valborg Jensen.  He grew up and lived his life on the family farm in Dalum.  He went to school in Wayne and later Olds College.  Leo married Eleanor Naffin in 1962 and they were very happily married for 53 years.  There was a strong and special bond with his mother, Eleanor’s parents, his sons and their families, his sisters and their families and Eleanor’s brother’s family.   A love of farming, church and community were very important to him.  Many good times were spent at the lake with an enjoyment of boating and water sports.  Various memorable trips throughout Canada, United States and Europe were enjoyed including a special visit to his mother’s childhood home in Lendum, Denmark. He was an active member of the Drumheller Rotary Club. Leo is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor and by his sons Gregg (Kristina) and Darcy (Shauna); grandchildren, Laura, Steven, Katie, Elena and Eric.  Also surviving are special friend and brother-in-law Svend Dahl; special friend Brent Pedersen; brother-in-law Don (Sandy) Naffin; nieces and nephews Susan, Becky, Laurette (Harvey), Darren (Medi), Todd and Tyler.  He was predeceased by his mother, Valborg and father, Sejer and sisters Ruth Dahl and Rita Lund and brother-in-law Ernie Lund. Funeral services will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Dalum on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Dalum Community Hall.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Leo`s name to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation or the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  Courtney-Winters Funeral Homes were in charge of arrangements. 



OXBURY, Jean Eileen (nee Burt)

March 20, 1938 - September 3, 2015

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our mom at the age of 77.  Eileen was born on March 20, 1938 in Drumheller, AB and passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2015 in Drumheller, AB.  Eileen leaves to mourn,  her family; Elwood “Babe” Oxbury; daughter, Dawn Oxbury; son, Darren Oxbury; grandchildren, Nicole (Steve) Cale, Corey (Jody) Cronkhite, and Drake Oxbury. She also leaves to mourn,  her siblings; Christina (Jim) Byrnes, Robert (Mary) Burt, David (Beatrice) Burt, Marilyn (Gary) Strang, Elaine (Jim) Macartney, Sheila (Dan) Tabor, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends.  Eileen was predeceased by her parents, Jean and William Burt; sister, Isabelle Lloyd; and daughter in law, Debra Oxbury. She loved gardening, crocheting, walking the arena, and enjoying coffee with friends and family.  Eileen was very independent and would always put other people’s needs before her own.  She has touched the lives of all her family and friends.  She will forever be in our hearts.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Midland Hall, 113 1st Street NW, Drumheller, AB  on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Eileen’s memory may be made to the Drumheller Regional Hospital 351 9th Street, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1.  Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca.



KING, Allan Walter Burroughs

March 23, 1959 - September 1, 2015
56 Years

Allan King was born in Drumheller March 23, 1959. His parents are  Shirley and Russell King. Allan attended the Rosedale school for his elementary years and then went to Jr. High and High School in  Drumheller. After graduation he worked on several farms. He also worked hauling oil rigs around the province. He then started to work  in the oil industry as an operator. He later formed his own company and  became a contractor. He worked for Bearspaw, Pan Canadian and Encana. He was a dedicated and reliable worker. He bought land in northern Saskatchewan and enjoyed making many trips there throughout the year and met new friends. During his short retirement he loved to help on the Stanger farm during seeding and harvesting. He was an avid outdoors man and loved to hunt and fish. The last couple of years he told me he would rather now hunt with a camera instead of a gun. Allan enjoyed going to the gym and had achieved his black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He enjoyed visiting with people and was a very thoughtful and kind person. He would help anyone that he could. He is survived by his mother, Shirley King, sister Sandra Rowell, and brother Brian King along with many aunts, uncles along with cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his dad, Russell King, and an infant sister, Elizabeth. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at Knox United Church Drumheller with Reverend Heather Carlson officiating. Those who wish may donate to: Heart & Stroke Foundation Of Alberta & N.W.T., Room 124, Professional Building, 430-6th Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2S8 or any charity of their choice. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666).