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Condolences to the family of Ralph Preston Cosens



Ralph Preston

April 22, 1917 - January 28, 2018

Ralph Cosens passed away peacefully in Edmonton at the age of 100 years. He will be forever loved and remembered by his wife of 79 years Marjorie, his children Annette, Grace (Jim) and George (Linda), his grandchildren Cheryl (Bill), David, Sean (Darlene) and Jeffrey (Wendy), nine great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and his caregiver Carmelita. He was predeceased by his parents George and Gracie Bell Cosens, his sisters Mary (Gene) and Lena (Bert), and his brother Clarence (Grace). Ralph and Marjorie were married on October 25, 1938 and farmed in the Morrin area until 1971. They bought an acreage near Red Deer in 1972 where they built their own house and lived until 1992. From there they moved to Edmonton to be closer to their children. Over the years Ralph and Marjorie travelled extensively throughout Canada and the United States, first in their travel trailer and then their Volkswagen camper van. They spent considerable time visiting family and helping out wherever needed. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Courtney-Winters Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Dennis Vernon Brunette



Dennis Vernon

June 3, 1940 ~ January 22, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father/grandfather Dennis Vernon Brunette. Dennis is survived by his son, Dennis Jr., daughters, Cynthia (Keith) Seitz, and Carrie (Gino) Marshall; and grandchildren Samantha (Gavin) Pittman, Colton and Alana Marshall. He is also survived by brother Ernie Brunette and sister UnnaMay McGhee, and good friends Vic and June Scott. He was predeceased by his mother Beatrice, father Fred and two sisters Hazel Deitz and Evelyn Wilton. Dennis was a man of many talents, and was always working on something, (patio furniture, houseboat which he took to Campbell River). He worked at Durnie and Hawkins Plumbing and Heating for a few years, before moving his young family to Calgary, where he worked at National Tank Welding. They then moved to Edmonton for a short time, before coming back to Drumheller. He joined his father at B&B Construction, eventually taking over the company when his father retired. Dad had a passion for fast cars; racing stock cars for a while, then moving on to snowmobiles. He could often be seen cruising on his Gold Wing. Dad headed to Red Deer where he worked for a number of years, until his health forced him into early retirement. He kept busy doing house renos and making toys and hope chests for the grandchildren, when he wasn’t working on his cars. He acquired a Ford Galaxy convertible and enjoyed taking it to car shows. This passion led him to join the Cruisers car club, where he made many lasting friendships. Dad also spent his summers camping whenever he could. A memorial service will be held for Dad at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Anna Elizabeth Shadlock



Anna Elizabeth

June 17, 1934 - January 30, 2018

Anna Elizabeth (McArthur)Shadlock of Hanna, AB, passed away at the Drumheller Continuing Care Facility on Tuesday,January 30, 2018. Anna was born June 17, 1934, on the McArthur family farm at Huxley, AB. She was the
fourth child of Orval and Alice McArthur. Anna went to school in Huxley and at 17 she attended Olds College where she met the love of her life, Walter Shadlock. Anna and
Walter married on October 4, 1952. Anna is lovingly emembered by her surviving children, Joanne (Mike Haworth) and Lawrence (Margy Weaver) and sisters, Ella Felker and Verna Peebles. She was predeceased by her youngest son, Darcy (Lorna Redhead) in 2001 and husband, Walter in 2012. Anna was an avid gardener and a true matriarch of her extended family. She was especially proud of her 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Anna and Walter lived in many rural communities in southern Alberta and made strong bonds with friends that have lasted over the years. A Celebration of Anna’s Life will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 2:00 pm at the First United Church in Hanna, AB. The service will be officiated by Anna’s nephew,Lyle McArthur. In lieu of flowers, her family would appreciate memorial donations made to S.T.A.R.S. Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7. Anna received excellent care at the Drumheller Continuing Care Facility. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at
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