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Last updateWed, 04 May 2016 10am

Condolences to the family of RUDOLPH HENRY SHANDERA


SHANDERA, Rudolph Henry

September 2, 1925 - May 1, 2016

Aged 90 years, 7 months. World War II veteran who proudly served with the Calgary Fusiliers branch of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment from 1944 - 1946. Rudolph returned from service abroad with his war bride Mary Ellen (Butler) Shandera of Butlerville, Nfld to the family farm in the Handhills. He left the family farm to work for CNR for 44 years, retiring in 1990. Rudolf was born in Hanna and was the last surviving child of seven born to Rudolph and Alice Jane (Ditchfield) of Handhills, AB. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Ellen on June 21, 2007, his father Rudolph (1958), mother Alice (1933), brothers William, Clarence, Raymond and sisters Elsie Emily, Annie Alice (Volb), May (Pugh) and grandson David in 1977. He is survived by his children Dr Raymond and Elizabeth Shandera (Lou, Jill, Robert); Phil and Anita Shandera (Nathan, Nancy and Natalie); Gerald and Brenda Shandera (Brad, Gary and Tina); Geraldine and Steve Racine (Bob, Bill, Barrett and Brandi); 16 foster children raised as their own and many great grandchildren. Thank you to Dr. Graham and the staff at Drumheller Hospital for the excellent care Dad received. A family service will be held at a later date. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666).

Condolences to the family of GLENN BURT


BURT, Glenn Murray

September 5, 1950 - April 20, 2016

Glenn Murray Burt passed away Wednesday morning, April 20, 2016 at the age of 65. Glenn was predeceased by his mom and dad Ed and Hughene Burt, his son Randy and granddaughter Keoma Burt. He is survived by his children Murray, Linsey; daughter-in-law Cynthia Burt; grandchildren Haley, Kanyon, Kingston; his brother Ken; his sisters Shirley, Bernice, Bonnie (Karl); many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service will be held at Courtney-Winters Funeral Home at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 30, 2016. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200-119 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666).

Condolences to the family of LARRY GEORGE WATTENBARGER

Larry Wattenbarger


November 29, 1944 - April 16, 2016

On Saturday, April 16, 2016 Larry George Wattenbarger passed away suddenly in Drumheller, Alberta at the age of 71. Larry was loving, kind, hardworking and had a passion for life. He loved fishing, camping, being outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren. We will never forget your smile that “lit up the room”. He is survived by his loving wife Marilynn; three daughters: Cindy Wattenbarger (Doug), Amanda Wattenbarger (Nick), Lana Smith; son: Shamus Smith (Erynn); five grandchildren: Chylan, Connor, Tyler, Emma and Dawson; and his sister: Nancy Urbinsky (Bruce). Larry was predeceased by his parents: Virgel and Mattie Wattenbarger; brothers: Melvin Wattenbarger and Louis Wattenbarger; sister: Eileen Jensen; and wife: Violet Wattenbarger. A family and friends gathering will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Erin Deems c/o Saving Grace Animal Sanctuary Canada, Box 461, Erskine AB, T0C 1G0.