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Last updateWed, 24 May 2017 12pm

Condolences to the family of Doreen Cuncannon




Doreen May (nee Johnson)


Doreen May Cuncannon passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, AB on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the age of 86 years. She was born in Drumheller, AB in 1930, and raised on the family farm near Morrin, AB. Following her marriage to Don, they raised their children in Morrin until 1971, when they moved to Calgary. She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 67 years, Don; children Gary, Wendy, Layne (Monty) and Michael (Michelle); grandchildren Carly (Ron), Chris (Kelly), Amanda, Clint (Jenn), Kevin (Stephanie), Daniel (Grace), Charlene, Max (April) and Alex; great-grandchildren Zach, Alex, Marshall, Cole, Nicole, Dakota, Rylan, Liam, Callum, Dameon and Arius; as well as siblings Marion, Gordon, Larry and Ann. Doreen was predeceased by her brothers Art and Terry. A private service will be held with a celebration of life to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the charity of one’s choice. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website

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Condolences to the family of Kelly Carnahan



Carnahan, Kelly

Sunrise: September 5, 1951
Sunset: March 10, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Kelly Carnahan announces that he passed away peacefully on March 10, 2017 at the Red Deer Hospital with his family by his side, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Kelly will be greatly missed by his wife Debbie, his son Jaye (Mylinda), his daughter Mande (Maren), his grandchildren (Evan, Madelaine, Regan, Aaron, Lachlan and Rebekah), his sister Sherry (Gerry), and his extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Val and Mildred Carnahan, and his son Shane. Kelly was born in Broadview, SK and grew up in Three Hills and Hanna. After school he moved to Calgary then settled in Edmonton during his career with CN Railway. Kelly had a great love for music and when his high school band from Hanna - Odium Reproach - got back together after 20 years, he was thrilled to be one of the Hanna Rock & Roll Reunion musicians. He had a blast bringing back memories. Kelly and Debbie retired to Drumheller in 2009. The family wishes to thank Dr. Kuschke, Tammy and Wendy at the Drumheller Cancer Centre, as well as all of the doctors and nursing staff of Unit 31 and the dialysis unit at the Red Deer Hospital. A heartfelt thank you also goes out to Gay Lam and Dr. Wu at the Thrombosis Clinic in Edmonton for your help and support. As per Kelly’s wishes, a funeral is not being held but a drop in reception will be held at the Cretaceous Conference Centre (Canalta Jurassic Inn) in Drumheller on March 24 from 2-5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the Drumheller Cancer Centre.

Condolences to the family of Samuel David Danchek



Samuel David Wayne
(Danny * Rockstar * Samuel-son)

April 3, 1998, Drumheller, Alberta
- March 11, 2017, Red Deer, Alberta

It is with great love, that we announce the passing of our beloved Samuel David Wayne Danchek. Sam was born in Drumheller, Alberta on April 3, 1998, and he found peace on March 11, 2017, as he allowed his heart to be free. Somewhere, in the amazing star filled universe, Samuel’s soul is skating with the stars and creating the most incredible music. He is shining his smile down to the rest of us. As we face this incredible loss together, may we all understand that Samuel loved with a passion far greater than any of us could ever imagine. Let us find peace in knowing we now have an incredible giant of an angel, watching over us with his sarcastic grin, contagious laugh and the loudest cheers. He would want us to keep the dance going. Samuel is survived by his Mother Darlene Jane Kosterewa (Stanley Vandenbroek), his father Daryl William Danchek (Kerry Cunningham), his brothers Aaron and Zachary Danchek, his dog Charlie and his cat Harley, his Grandparents William and Mary Danchek, Nicholas and Rose Kosterewa, his aunties and uncles, David and Shawna Danchek, Janice Danchek and Brock Harrington, Wayne Kosterewa. Cousins Maggie Kosterewa, Laura and Carson Danchek, Andrew and Ava Harrington. He is also survived by his “brothers” who were also his family, the list is countless, and you all know how loved you were. A memorial service will be held at Living Stones church on Friday March 17, 2017 at 1 pm. Please carpool if you can, and wear the brightest colors or hockey jersey you can find. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in memory to Sam’s life, to any Mental Health organization in your community.