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DEDUL (PATTON) Blanche Irene

DEDUL (PATTON), Blanche Irene
May 7, 1927 - October 29, 2012

Blanche Irene Dedul passed away October 29, 2012 at the Cedar Villa extended care facility in Calgary, AB at the age of 85 years. Blanche will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by: her two sons, Gordon and Robert, her sister, Grace, her brother, Hartley, her four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, as well as many other family members and a multitude of friends. Blanche was born in Drumheller, AB on May 7, 1927. She graduated as a Nursing Aide in August 1952, and began her nursing career at the Drumheller Hospital. In August of 1954 she married Jacob Peter Dedul. Blanche’s passions were; her flower garden, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint and travelling (Sunday afternoon car rides were a staple). Thanks to her sister-in-law Bernice, she was able to enjoy a few more car rides before moving to Calgary. Blanche adored all children especially her own children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Blanche enjoyed company and nothing made her happier than to cook something special for them. The family would like to thank the staff at the Edgemont Retirement Center for all their added help, and to the wonderful staff at the Cedar Villa for going out of their way to make her last days comfortable. A Celebration of Blanche’s life will be held at Courtney-Winters Funeral Chapel 199-2nd Street West, Drumheller, AB on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Skip MacArthur officiating. Interment to follow in the Drumheller Municipal Cemetery. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home is in care of arrangements (403 823 2666).

SINCLAIR (nee Johnson) Lillian Mary “Betty”

SINCLAIR (nee Johnson) Lillian Mary “Betty”
January 6, 1924 - October 31, 2012

Lillian Mary “Betty” Sinclair (nee Johnson) was born January 6, 1924 at Rowley, Alberta and passed away October 31, 2012 in the Pine Ridge Extended Care in Stettler, Alberta at the age of 88 years. Betty leaves to mourn her passing, her children: Anne Fraser of Camrose, Elsie (Norman) Deering of Rumsey, Norma Fraser of Big Valley, Tom Sinclair of Rumsey, Ed Sinclair of Stettler, Bill (Darlene) Sinclair of Bashaw; twenty grandchildren and thirty two great grandchildren; six brothers; three sisters; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Betty was predeceased by her husband Lawrence; sons in law Austin and Robert Fraser; parents Johnny and Mary Johnson; and her brother Gene Johnson.  A funeral service for Betty Sinclair was held at the Bashaw Community Centre on Saturday, November 3, 2012 with Reverend Ross Helgeton officiating. If desired memorial donations may be made to Bashaw Cemetery or a charity of choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422, who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. To send condolences to Betty’s family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com



It is with great sadness that the family of Helen McKenzie, beloved wife of the late Donald McKenzie, announce her passing. Helen is survived by her children, JoAnn, Jim and Rob (Diane) and her grandsons Colin and Jasen. She is also survived by her sister Anne Marie Klein (and family), brother-in-law John McKenzie (Noreen and family) and dear friends Mary and Elaine. Helen called Drumheller home for many years. During that time she was an active member of the Golf Club, Curling Club and the St. Magloire’s Church. She loved gardening, travelling and enjoyed many family picnics. The family wishes to thank the staff at Hillview Lodge for their care and most recently to the very special staff at the Good Samaritan, West Highlands. A private service to honour Helen will be held at a later date.