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PAULLUS Marilyn Edith (NAEGELI)

PAULLUS, Marilyn Edith (NAEGELI)
January 23, 1953 - February 18, 2014


It is with heavy heart that we must say goodbye to our daughter, sister, wife, mom and grandma, Marilyn Paullus, after a brave two year battle with cancer. Marilyn was born in Drumheller and grew up in the Newcastle area with great friends and the love of her life, Clint. She loved camping, especially in the Banff area, anything Christmas, all of her furry friends, and spending time with her family but her passion was gardening. She was in love with the Butchart Gardens and enjoyed numerous trips to many greenhouses. Marilyn leaves to mourn her husband Clint, daughters Tracy (Carl) and Michelle (Donald), mom Phyllis, sister Frances (Jim), brothers Rob (Bernice) and Brian (Maureen), grandchildren, Terrilee (Chris), Brad (Courteney), Carissa (Derek), and Nicole, great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Shailene, and Blaine, and family friend Timmie. She was predeceased by father Frank. There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Midland Hall. In leiu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.   

BEREZOWSKI Rudolf (Rudy)

BEREZOWSKI, Rudolf (Rudy)
October 15, 1932 - February 23, 2014


Mr. Rudolf (Rudy) Berezowski passed away at the Drumheller Health Centre on Sunday, February 23. Rudy was born at Meath Park, Saskatchewan on October 15, 1932.  Rudy leaves to mourn his wife Doris, his son Dave (Margaret) of Kelvington, Saskatchewan, daughter Laura (Cliff) Wick of Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, daughter Peggy (Howard)
Meeds of MacDowall, Saskatchewan; also four stepdaughters Dalinda (Tony) Stark of Victoria, BC, Doreen Nasr of Calgary, Drenda (Wes) Johnson of St. Albert and Dawnette (Ron) Schmidt of Calgary along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Two brothers, John (Sadie) of Meath Park, Sakatchewan, Peter of Toronto, Ontario and sister Josephine of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.  Frank and Collette of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by his daughter Penny, his Mom and Dad as well as four sisters and five brothers. Rudy took his chef’s training at Edmonton and worked in several places in B.C. and Alberta before coming to the Drumheller Penitentiary where he worked until he retired in 2008 and then went to work at Walmart up until November 2013 when he took ill and went to Hillview Lodge. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Courtney Winters Funeral Home, 199 2nd Street West, Drumheller. The family would like to thank the volunteers at the Drumheller Hospital and special thanks to Edie Langford and to the Hillview Lodge for their compassion and loving care while Rudy was a resident there. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Drumheller Legion.

EDWARDS, Geraldine Mary

EDWARDS, Geraldine Mary
March 25, 1935 - February 20, 2014


Gerrie Edwards passed away peacefully on February 20 with family at her side.  She was born on March 25, 1935, and spent her young years in Michichi and Hanna, Alberta. Gerrie graduated from Holy Cross Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse, working in the General Hospital, Health Unit, Drumheller Auxillary Hospital, and Drumheller Institution. Gerrie was married to Jim Edwards for 53 years, and together they had six children. She was pre-deceased by her parents (Fred and Edna Ritchie), brother Albert, son John, and husband Jim.  Left to mourn are her children Dean (Lori), Laurie, Pat (Mike Jorgensen), Pete, and Bob; grandchildren Michelle (Ryan Doupe), Jasmine (David Stoesz), Elizabeth, Katrina (Clint Kornaga), James, Deonna, Myenna, Teri, Maia (Shane Mayea); and great-grandchildren Baby Doupe, Natalie, Grant, Bailey, Gavin, and Shace; as well as sisters Lorraine (Bud Moffatt) and Betty (Gary Raymond), brother Fred (Marie), and sisters-in-law Eleanor Ritchie, Clara Edwards, Phyllis Primrose and Shirley Hughes. Gerrie was a faithful member of the Catholic Church and a loyal, long-term member of the CWL.  She loved to travel and was an avid knitter, crocheter, embroiderer, and quilter. The family would like to thank the wonderful, caring staff at the Drumheller Continuing Care Unit for taking such great care of Gerrie during her stay, as well as the staff at Rosehaven (Camrose). Gerrie’s funeral will be held at noon on March 22, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Drumheller.  Luncheon will be held at St. Anthony’s Hall following the service.