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LEONHARDT Brian Robert

LEONHARDT Brian Robert

Leonhardt, Brian Robert

October 7, 1959 - June 17, 2014

Brian passed away suddenly in Brooks, Alberta on June 17, 2014 at the age of 54 years. Brian was born to Lawrence and Agnes Leonhardt on October 7, 1959. He grew up on the family farm in Verdant Valley and attended school there until grade 8, then graduated from high school in Drumheller in 1978. From there he attended Olds College taking Agricultural Mechanics and Farm and Ranch Management. Brian was a member of the Drumheller 4-H Beef Club and enjoyed wood working. A highlight for Brian was socializing with family and friends and attending dances. Brian was Baptized and Confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Drumheller. For most of Brian’s adult life he lived and worked in Brooks. Brian was predeceased by his parents, his sister Lori-Anne McCabe and brother-in-law Veryle McCabe. He is survived by his nieces Anne-Marie and Nytasha McCabe, one aunt Helen Klimek and numerous cousins. A memorial service for Brian will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Drumheller, AB. If so desired, donations may be made to: Grace Lutheran Church Stained Glass Fund, 620 2 Avenue West, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y3.

GIECK nee CARDAMONE ANGELA MARIA (BUTT)

GIECK nee CARDAMONE ANGELA MARIA (BUTT)

GIECK, nee Cardamone Angela Maria (Butt)

July 11, 1930 - July 14, 2014

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Angela Maria Gieck, our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on July 14, 2014 at Drumheller Continuing Care (Victoria Lane), surrounded by her family. She was born in Haynes, Alberta and moved to Drumheller with her family at an early age and lived in Drumheller for the rest of her life. Angela was predeceased by her husband David Gieck (2007), her parents Agostino and Francesca Cardamone, her brother and sister-in-law Tony and Noemi Cardamone, her sister and brother-in-law Kay and Mario Blasetti. She is survived by her loving children, Cathy (Bob) Chambers of Morrin, Ed Butt of Morrin, Tony (Cathy) Butt of Drumheller, her grandchildren Mark Chambers, Chris (Deanna) Chambers, Melanie (Ryan) Monaco, Jenna (Wes) Leath-Watson, Michael (Monica) Butt, Tyler Butt and Brittany Butt, her great-grandchildren Malachi, Kerric, Kaelin, Tyson, Tanner, Julia and Cali, her brother and sister-in-law Joe and Anna May Cardamone, and many nieces and nephews. Angela enjoyed working with the public at North Drum Grocery, Anderson Drugs and Jennifer’s Fashions until her retirement. Family was everything to her. She donated many evenings and weekends babysitting her grandchildren with Dave’s help for 7 years. She especially enjoyed family get-togethers, picnics, holidays, birthdays and anniversaries. She was interested in all the grandchildren’s activities and travelled to many hockey games and tournaments. She treated all the kid’s friends as extended family. She enjoyed camp-outs at Pine Lake, the trips to Ft. McMurray and Kelowna with each of the families and spending time at the farm riding around on the machinery especially at seeding and harvest. Dave taught her to fish and they spent many days fishing and travelling in the motorhome to B.C. and Pine Lake. Angela was a life member of the CWL and a member of the Sewing Circle and enjoyed their many get-togethers. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her. We wish to thank Dr. Maseka, the staff of the Drumheller Hospital, the staff at Continuing Care (Victoria Lane) for their care, kindness and compassion to Mom and us especially in her final days. It will always be remembered. A service will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Drumheller at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Interment of her ashes will follow at the Drumheller Cemetery for the family. In lieu of flowers, if you so desire donations can be made to: Drumheller & Area Health Foundation (Continuing Care) 351 9th St NW, Drumheller AB, T0J 0Y1,  Alberta Diabetes Foundation or the charity of your choice in memory of Angela Gieck. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Their help is greatly appreciated.

SMITH Larry

SMITH Larry

Smith, Larry

Larry was born in Drumheller Alberta, to Fred & Eileen Smith.  He started his education in Drumheller before moving to Duncan, B.C. where he then graduated from Cow High. After High School he went on to complete a Civil Engineering Technician Diploma from B.C.I.T. Larry spent most of his career in the oil and gas exploration industry, in a managerial role. His work took him to various countries, spending great lengths of time in Central and South America.  Becoming fluent in the Spanish language, he called Mexico his second home. He spent long periods of down time relaxing on the beach enjoying the warmth of the southern climate. He loved sailing, fishing, and family time. He was a certified sailing instructor who took great pride in his ability to sail his boat solo.  Although his greatest joy was fishing with family and friends! Larry was predeceased by his father Fred Smith. He will be sadly missed by his mom Eileen, his brother Bill (Mary Ann) and their children Michael (Nadine), Derrick (Jessica), Breanne (Ryan) and Alannah (Evan), his brother Daryl (Nikki) and their children Shelby (Matt), Kaili (Craig), Colby (Addie). Also great nieces and nephews Ethan, Madden, Paisley, Everett and Isabella. He also leaves to mourn extended family and a few very special friends. He was a best friend to all and in our hearts will be loved and missed more than he will ever know. By request a small family gathering will be held at a later date.