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ANDREW Leonard Omer

Andrew, Leonard Omer

February 8, 1924 - June 25, 2014

Our beloved father passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
Len is survived by his loving wife Frances and his eight children, Paul (Sharon), Mark (Karen), Harriett, Jeannette (Craig), Mary Lou (Alfred), Josey (Randy), Frances (Leonard), Anthony (Sherry), twenty three grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.  Len is also survived by his siblings Ted, Yvonne, Jim and many nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his parents Charles (1945), Ernestine (1980), and by his grandson Andrew Patterson and his nephew Stanley Oistryk. He was educated at the East View School on the Pope Lease, and graduated from High School in Drumheller.
Dad enlisted in the air force and was stationed at Gaspe as a radar operator until his father’s passing in 1945. He then returned home to operate the family farm.  In 1948 he met the love of his life, Frances Brown, a nurse from Halifax.  They were married December 29, 1949 in Halifax and purchased a red truck in Detroit and drove home to Alberta.  They moved to the Taillon farm in Kirkpatrick six months later. Len was a leader in the Rural Electrification Association and was instrumental in bringing power to the community. He was involved in the 4-H Calf Show Committee, Co-op Board, School Board, Hospital Board, the Ag. Society, Unifarm, St. Anthony’s Parish Council, and the Knights of Columbus.  He learned how to ski at the Gaspe, and was involved in developing the first ski hill in the Drumheller area, which was on his own land. Dad was an avid bowler for years, loved to play pool, especially with his grandchildren, and spent many enjoyable days golfing in Rosebud. Len & Frances enjoyed winter holidays in Hawaii and, drove their motor home to Halifax to visit Frances’ childhood home.  Family was very important to Len, and he is very important to his family.  Dad had a strong work ethic, which he passed on to his children. In lieu of flowers, friends and family may make memorial donations to St. Anthony’s Parish Building Fund at 151 3rd St. W. Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y4.

NICHOLSON Shelly Marie

Nicholson, Shelly Marie

June 26, 2014

Shelly Marie Nicholson, 46, of Drumheller AB, passed away Thursday,  June 26, 2014.  A native of Calgary, Shelly was a daughter to Carol Northcott, Neil & Janet Nicholson and Ernie Bourdeau; mother to Jordan Nicholson; sister to Tammy Nicholson, Ashleigh Smith (Tyler), Bill Bourdeau (Georgina), Mike Bourdeau, Richard Preston (Alex), Mat Preston (Jen); and granddaughter to Kathleen Northcott.  Shelly spent the last 6 years of her life living in the valley with her partner, Sam Myers and his son, Avery.  Shelly was predeceased by her sister, Bonnie Nicholson and grandparents, Ralph Northcott and Tom and Viola Nicholson. Survived by numerous cousins, nieces, aunts, uncles and friends, Shelly will be remembered for having the biggest, brightest smile around.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Balzac Community Hall on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shelly’s memory to the Drumheller Humane Society, 1121D South Railway Avenue, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y6 or any other humane society of your choice. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

CRAIG (nee LEMAL) Louise

Craig, (nee LEMAL) Louise

April 22, 1923 - May  21, 2014

We regret to inform you of the passing of our Mother, Aunt, Sister, Grandma, Great Grandma. Louise grew up in Drumheller later marrying Adam Craig, moving to Edmonton raising three children and later retiring to Kelowna, BC. Louise was predeceased my her parents Alphonse and Eugenie, her husband Adam, brothers Frank, Arthur, Henry  and sister Germaine Powel and many relatives and good friends  too numerous to mention. She leaves to mourn her  passing  two daughters Bonnie (Randy) Hetman,  of Calgary, Heather Lupul (Rob) of Lavington, BC, one son Byron of Kelowna, BC, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren, one sister Rita Redpath of Port Coquitlam, BC.  RIP AUNTIE WEEZ  love you miss you.  Her ashes will be spread at a later date in Drumheller, Alberta.