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GRIFFIN, Lily Belle


With great sadness the family would like to announce the passing of Lily Belle Griffin on Thursday, August 18, 2011. She will be missed by her children, Ken Griffin and Marlaine (Steve) Kalman and her grandchildren Karla Kalman and Steven (Sarah) Kalman. Lily was born in Drumheller and continued to live the majority of her life in the Drumheller Valley with the exception of a few years in Sylvan Lake. Her later years were spent at the Sunshine Lodge and Continuing Care where she was known as the Puzzle Lady. Lily was a quiet, gentle soul who enjoyed the company of family and friends. She had a love for animals, especially cats, was an avid gardener, enjoyed reading and made the best butter tarts. There will be no service at Lily’s request. Tributes in Lily’s name may be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation, Palliative Care Unit. 351-9th Street NW, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1. {jathumbnail off}



TRESHAM, Elizabeth Mae


Elizabeth Mae Tresham, passed away peacefully, after a lengthy illness at the Drumheller Hospital on August 10, 2011 at the age of 65. Elizabeth was born July 10th, 1946 in Sucker Creek, ON. Elizabeth, also affectionately known as “Grandma” or “Mum”, by all who knew her, is predeceased by her parents Grace and Peter Esquimaux, her brothers; Larry, Arnold, Douglas, Shad and her sister Wanita Esquimaux, as well as, her loving husband Ernest “Duke” Tresham. Elizabeth is survived by her children: Ernest “Guy”, Leah and Donna Tresham, her precious grandchildren: Shelby Nelson, Crystal Primrose, Brittany Siddon, Christina Petersen, Micheal Tresham and great-grandbaby Alexis, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Grandma enjoyed her family and friends, camping and fishing, and will be greatly missed for her superior tasting bannock. A Celebration of Life will be held in Rumsey (TBA). Memorial donations in Elizabeth’s name can be made to the Alberta Diabetes Association 1-020 HRIF-East University of Alberta Edmonton AB T6G 9Z9. Courtney-Winters entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666).





JOHNSON, Jessie May


March 12, 1920 - August 11, 2011


Comforted by family, our mother and grandmother; Jessie May Johnson passed peacefully into the arms of the angels on Aug. 11, 2011 at the age of 91 years. Jessie was the beloved wife of the late Leo Johnson. She was born on March 12, 1920 at the family farm in Orkney AB to parents Frank and Annie Blanchett and is survived by her daughters (nee Gilmore): Ruth (Dwayne) Dawley of Edmonton and Mary (Lorne) Wilson of Sherwood Park. Four grandchildren:  Lori (Kevin) Laumbach; Steven Dawley; Travis Wilson; Aynsley (Dylan) Winkler and two Great Grandchildren:  Jenna Schlender; Colt Winkler. Also survived by sisters: Eva Coyle; Mary Blouin; Edna (Gordie) Mill; Gladys (Gord) Proud and brother Bill Blanchard. Memorial service was held at 2:00 PM on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 at Knox United Church, Drumheller, Alberta.  A private interment was held at Sarcee Butte cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to Pioneer Trail Society 160 3rd Street West Drumheller T0J 0Y4 or Charity of choice. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666). {jathumbnail off}