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GREENE, Margaret Alice


GREENE, Margaret Alice(Bannister)
September 30, 1933 - March 21, 2011

Margaret was born to Charles and Lillian Bannister in a log cabin at Highway, Alberta. Margaret was Gordon’s wife and best friend for 57 years. She is survived by her husband Gordon and her two sons Dale (Leanne) of Fort St. John, B.C., and Dennis of Kamloops, B.C., and daughter Wendy (Metro) of Munson, AB, and her sister Ann (Neils) Madsen of Drumheller; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Margaret trained as a nurse’s aide in Calgary in 1952. She met Gordon while she worked at the Drumheller Hospital, and they were married October 15, 1953. Margaret was predeceased by both parents and four brothers, Robert, Chuck, Raymond and Harold Bannister. Margaret enjoyed her family and home and of course, her gardening and walking, and playing bridge was one of her many interests. Services to be held Saturday, March 26, at 2 p.m. at Knox United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to S.T.A.R.S. or Drumheller Health Care Centre would be appreciated.

SANDER, A. Albinus


SANDER, A. Albinus (Sandy)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of A. Albinus (Sandy) Sander on March 18, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Donelda, son Mark Sander (Elaine) of Hanna, daughters Margaret Perrin (John) of Red Deer, and Louise Stuber (Ken) of Edmonton; grandchildren Cody (Christy), Samantha, and Joshua Sander; Tiana, Sarah and Kyndra (Nick) Stuber. He is predeceased by his son Joseph in 2005, as well as three brothers and two sisters. He was born on the family farm outside Beiseker on March 1, 1934. He married Donelda in January of 1960. They farmed in Beiseker until 1967 when they moved to Drumheller, where Sandy became one of the first staff members at the Drumheller Institution. He served at the Institution for more than 25 years. For many years, he was actively involved in youth bowling. He also enjoyed rockhounding and, after retirement, woodworking. He spent many a Saturday helping his son Joe sell his jewellery and crafts at the Farmers’ Market. A private family gathering was held Sunday, March 20, with interment to be held at a future date. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Drumheller Health Centre.

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June 15, 1944 - March 13, 2011

It is with profound sadness that the family of Dale, announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother peacefully and with his family by his side on March 13, 2011 at the Grace Hospice in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dale was born in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan on June 15, 1944. After completing his high school, he went on to take his post secondary education at the University of Saskatchewan, before beginning his career with the Correctional Service of Canada.  During his 33-year career, he served in a variety of capacities at SaskPen in Prince Albert, Oskana Centre in Regina, Regional Headquarters in Saskatoon, and retired from the position of Assistant Warden Correctional Programs in the Spring of 2000 ending an exemplary career during which he received many awards. Dale leaves behind his wife Aline (Sirois), their children Nicole (Kirby), Jason (Teresa), and their grandchildren Taylor, Sydney, Jordan and Emily. He was predeceased by his brother Gordon and parents Tom and Ellen Gavel. He is also survived by Gordon’s children, Greg (Kira) and Colleen (Rick) and their mother Joan, and Allison and her mother Andrea, his brother Eldon (Irene) and their children Darla (Scott) and Brian (Karen), as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Dale spent many years building a successful career. Following his retirement he enjoyed being with his family and working in his yard, landscaping and gardening. Dale also enjoyed travelling with his wife. A Prayer Service will be held at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame, Winnipeg on Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. The funeral will be held at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 820 Cottonwood, Winnipeg on March 18 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Hospice, where Dale spent his final days. A special thank you to the staff at the Hospice who cared for Dale.  You made it much easier for Dale and his family during this difficult time.

“I have fought the good fight,
I have finished the race,
 I have kept the faith.”  
2 Timothy 4:7

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel 1-204-346-1030 or 1-888-454-1030.

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