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Condolences to the family of COLLEEN ANN NAHORNICK


NAHORNICK, Colleen Ann

December 7, 1939 - September 2, 2016

It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the passing of Colleen Nahornick on Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital at the age of 76 years.
Colleen will be lovingly remembered by her husband Boris; son Byron Pliva (Tammy); stepdaughter Bonnie Nahornick; brother Fred Shier (Kathleen), sister-in-law Irene Shier, both from Kingston, Ontario; sister Lynne Zacharuk (Blaine), and numerous nieces and nephews. Colleen was predeceased by her parents and brother Reg Shier. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation 351 9th Street, NW, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y1. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

Condolences to the family of OTTO HOFF


HOFF, Otto

December 11, 1924 - August 31, 2016

Otto Hoff of Red Deer, formerly of Three Hills and Carbon, Alberta passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 pre-deceased by his wife, Norma Eleanor (nee Hill) on May 9, 2011 and son, Wayne on March 26, 2006. Otto is survived by his daughter, Sandra May (Jerome) Burke, Drayton Valley and son, Randy Hoff and Yvonne Gordon of Drayton Valley and daughter-in-law, Verna Hoff of Carbon. Otto leaves in sorrow his immediate family and sister, Ruth Ohlhauser (Ivan) of Calgary; and was predeceased by his
parents, Jacob and Martha Hoff, his sisters, Freda (Edwin) Lang and Ida Schneider of Calgary, and brother Theodore of Carbon. His surviving family consists 11 grandchildren, 22 great and 2 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends number in the hundreds as Otto enjoyed every person that came in his path over his lifetime. His friends were the cornerstone of Otto’s life. Otto loved farming in Carbon, but more than this; his call to service in the community where he served as Reeve of Kneehill County for 21 years, Drumheller Elks Club, Director of Beiseker KIBA seed cleaning plant, Director of Acme Feeders Association, Director of the Carbon Community Association, Director of Health Authority 5 and Director of the Mountain View Credit Union Ltd. Otto enjoyed his friends and fellowship with the Carbon Lions Club and was a life-time member and received the Judge Brian Stevenson Fellowship Award in 2015. Horses were his passion and he loved and enjoyed riding and worked with the Alberta Professional Pony Chuckwagon & Chariot Association travelling throughout the province directing the wagons around the figure 8. A good chestnut or black horse was all he wanted or felt he needed to get the job done. Hoff Trailer Sales kept him busy through the last twenty years and he certainly had an ability to know his customers and their wants and needs. It didn’t matter as long as we made a dollar. Burial will take place at the Bethel Cemetery, south of Carbon at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2016 with a memorial service being held 2:00 p.m. at the Badlands Community Centre, 80 Veterans Way, Drumheller, Alberta Memorial tributes may be made to STARS. Condolences for the family may be left at

Condolences to the family of HELMA BARNES “Evone”


BARNES, Helma “Evone”

August 12, 2016

It is with such great sadness we announce the loss of our Mother, Grams, GG and dear friend to many, Helma “Evone” Barnes who passed away suddenly on August 12, 2016, at the age of 84. Evone was a Registered Nurse by trade but gave up nursing when she married Al and moved onto the Barnes Homestead in Carbon. She soon became devoted to the farm life and raising her boys. At one time Evone was a darn good curler and ball player, she also made the best Apple pies amongst other favorites! Later on in her life she was very passionate about watching Curling, and other sports but she especially enjoyed playing crib, attending bingo with her bingo friends and watching her grandchildren’s ball games. She was predeceased by her husband Al Barnes and her parents Ed and Agnes Foster and only sibling, her brother Jim Foster. She leaves behind her two sons Bill (Cheryl) and Bob (Florence Johnson), her grandchildren Jeremiah (Dennel) Barnes, Amy (Jammie) O’Brien, Heidi, Emily, & Maia Barnes and Jason Johnson. Also 5 Great Grandchildren, who were her pride and joy, Chloe, Maddox, Deken, Ripley and Jerden. Evone was full of fun and spunk and words cannot express how dearly she will be missed by her family. At Evone’s request, there will be no service. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements.