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Last updateSat, 28 May 2016 1pm

Condolences to the family of JOHN RAYMOND GARRIOCK


GARRIOCK, John Raymond

August 5, 1947 - May 18, 2016

John Raymond Garriock, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed peacefully in his sleep on the morning of May 18, 2016 at his home in Drumheller. John was born in Brooks, Alberta to Edith and Archie Garriock on August 5, 1947. Edith and Archie predeceased John who is survived by his lovng wife of 45 years Ethel, 2 sons Gordon and Wade (Kassia), 3 grandchildren, Phoenix, Keegan and Rylee. John is also survived by 3 brothers and 1 sister, Wesley, Don, Dan and Norma. John and Ethel moved to Drumheller in 1972 when John started his new position with Alberta Power where a career of 33 years ensued. In retirement, his passion was his grandchildren and grandnephew and grandniece Joshua and Kaylee. When they were not around, he would pass his time tending to his garden and yard. There will be a service on Thursday, May 26 at 1:00 pm at Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Home in Drumheller, 199 2nd Street West with a reception to follow at the Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children’s Miracle Network. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

Condolences to the family of KATHLEEN LOWEN


LOWEN, Kathleen

June 10, 1919 - May 14, 2016

Kathleen Lowen passed away May 14, 2016 at Rosefield Center in Innisfail. She was 96 years old and 11 months. Kathleen was born in Ryharsh, Kent, England on June 10, 1919 to Lizzy and Henry Mills. She out lived all her siblings Jack, Frank, Ethel, and Edith. Her twin brother Frank was killed in North Africa during the war. Kathleen worked on Tiger Moths during the war, she went flying in them even though her Mother forbid her to do so. She spun the prop on the planes even though she was only five feet tall. During the war Kathleen met Kenneth Lowen and they dated during the war and Kenneth sent for her after he got home. Kathleen and Kenneth were married and farmed at the Horseshoe Canyon for over 50 years. Kathleen left behind a Heritage of Honor. They had two children. Elizabeth (Harvey) and Frank (Marylea). Elizabeth has three daughters; Mellissa Robertson, Tanya Graff and Sara Graff. Great-grandchildren Katherine, Steven, and David Robertson; Sophia, Grace Graff; Zoe and Connor Duguay. One great-grandson Eric Upper-McCleary. Frank and Marylea have three children; Chris (Kim), Camille (Jamie) LeBlanc and Amber (Shawn) Lowmass. Grandchildren; Mackenzie, Ethan, Allison, Grace, Kaley, Aiden, Austin, Asher Lowen; Brady, Kassidy, Raelynn LeBlanc; Josh, Jessica, Dylan Lowmass. Kathleen thought she’d never see great-grandchildren so this is very special. Kathleen was involved in the community, she belonged to Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Royal Purple, Ladies of the Nile, Eastern Star and Women’s Institute.  She held a life membership in the Legion. Kathleen loved to travel. She returned to England in 1960 to visit her parents, taking the children to meet their English grandparents. They made this trip a few times over the years. She was lucky to win a trip to Hawaii and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Kenneth and Kathleen took many trips over the years with the Shriners Dinosaur Patrol. Kathleen was a wonderful Mother, Grandma, Great-grandma and Great-great-grandma. She will be missed by all. Service will be held Friday, May 27 at 1:00 pm at St. Magloires Anglican Church, 176 2nd Street West, Drumheller. Lunch to follow upstairs at the Legion Hall.

Condolences to the family of DORIS LILIAN TOWNSEND


Doris Lilian

March 18, 1911
~ May 18, 2016

It is with heavy hearts that her family announce the passing of Doris Townsend on May 18, 2016. Doris had celebrated her 105th birthday on March 18, 2016.
Doris was born in Hetton le-Hole Durham, England on March 18, 1911. She emmigrated to Canada in 1928 at the age of 17, settling in Drumheller until her passing.
Doris was predeceased by two Husbands, John Culshaw in 1959, Art Townsend in 1994, one grandson, Kim Nytchay in 2012 and six siblings. She is survived by her children, Doreen (Bill) Nytchay, Ron (Linda) Culshaw, Keith (Joyce) Culshaw, 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren .
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at ST. MAGLOIRE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, interment to follow at the Drumheller Cemetery. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.