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Last updateThu, 23 Feb 2017 9am

Condolences to the family of Rosino Ewing




EWING (DeGiano), Rosino

January 20, 1922 - February 8, 2017

Rose joined her beloved husband, Louis, on February 8, 2017, after a brief stay at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital, at the age of 95. She is survived by her five children, Shirley, Alfred (Sherry), Louise (Jim), Timothy (Margaret), and David (Susan), as well as 15 loving grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, 16 great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Antonio and Olimpia DeGiano, husband, Louis, son, Fredrick, sister, Mary, brothers, Sam and Louie, and son-in-law, Robert. Rose married her soulmate, Louis Vincent Ewing, on January 31, 1940, and began building their family farm in Verdant Valley where they resided until 1995 when they retired to Grande Prairie. Our family would like to thank the staff at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital for the care they gave our beloved mom and grandma. Memorial service to be held at a later date.

Condolences to the family of George Humphrey





George of Olds, Alberta, formerly of Drumheller and Delia, passed away on February 7, 2017, at the age of 91. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Elsie; his daughter, Elaine Stilling and her children: Stacey and Curtis, Danny and Laurie, and Dennis and Allene and grandchildren; Joshua and Danielle, Sydney and Sara, Rhys and Cameron: 3 sons, Ivan and Bev Humphrey and their sons: Geoff and Janeil, Todd and Charla and grandchildren Kyle and Paige, Rhealee, Karson and Kolby; Don and Donna Humphrey and their children: Julie and Lyle, Joanna and Joe, Christopher, Steven and Jaryn, Joshua and Brittaney, and grandchildren Madison and Zachary, Xander, Brynn and Aylwen, Jaxon, Parker and Gibson; and Kevin and Wanda Humphrey and their daughter Shannon. George was born on the farm southwest of Delia, Alberta, the seventh in a family of ten children; four sisters and five brothers. Surviving George are his two sisters, Leora and Lillian. George married Elsie Tario in 1946, and worked in the coal mine at Nacmine until 1949, when they moved to Delia. He worked in the garage and blacksmith shop, before starting his farming career in 1952. In 1996, George and Elsie retired to Drumheller. They were active members of the Pioneer Trail Centre, participating in numerous activities; cards, bingo, puzzling, pool, and bowling; pretty well anything that was going on at the centre, they were a part of. They made many friends during their retirement years in Drumheller. Due to health reasons, they moved to Sunrise Village in Olds, Alberta, in 2014. Grandpa enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren in all of their activities; that was the highlight of his days. Donations in George’s memory may be made to Tom Baker Cancer Centre, or Heart and Stroke Foundation. A celebration of George’s life will be held at Evergreen Centre, 5237 – 52 Street, Olds, Alberta on March 2, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.

Condolences to the family of Peter Kuchel





January 6, 1925 - February 7, 2017

Peter Kuchel passed away peacefully February 7, 2017 at the age of 92 years. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be missed by all. He leaves to mourn his wife of 27 years Dorothy Kuchel; his daughter Susan (Paul) Worden and granddaughter Kelly; son Michael (Hema) Kuchel and grandsons Peter, Michael and Johnny; daughter Julie (Don) Wilson, grandson Donnie (Lauren), great-grandsons Rylan and Rhett, grandson Craig (Robyn) and granddaughter Kailey. He also leaves to mourn his step-family; step-daughter Shelley (Denis) Parry, grandson Matthew (Darcie) Rosgen, great-grandchildren Ashley, Evan and Rylee, and grandson Bradley Rosgen; step-son Dean (Tammy) Pollock, granddaughter Tiffany (Scott) Hutorow, and grandson Kurtis Pollock. Peter was born January 6, 1925 in Romania. He came to Canada at the age of five and after a short stay at Luseland, Sask., his family moved to Kerrobert, Sask., where Peter graduated from high school. He enlisted in the Air Force for two years, and then attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon graduating in Pharmacy in 1950. He worked in Saskatchewan, Regina, Moose Jaw and Mossbank before moving to Drumheller, Alberta in 1974 with his wife Winnifred and family. Winnifred passed away in 1985. In 1989 Peter married Dorothy Pollock and retired from pharmacy in 1990. He was predeceased by his father John Kuchel, mother Gerdle Kuchel, step-mother Marie Kuchel and brother John Kuchel. Funeral Services will be held at the Drumheller Alliance Church, 670-7th Ave. East, Friday, February 17, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Brent Rushinka officiating. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.