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Condolences to the family of Ernest "Ernie" Frederick Berg



Ernest “Ernie” Frederick

October 22, 1930 – Drumheller, AB
September 24, 2017 – Calgary, AB

Ernie, beloved husband of 61 years to Rosemarie (nee Hayduk) of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the age of 86 years. Born and raised in Alberta, Ernie was a well-respected business man. He ran a Real Estate company for over forty years. He also ran an Insurance, Travel, Hotel, and Farming business together with his wife. He loved to travel, and travelled to many countries. Ernie was very active in Forest Lawn Businessman’s Association, Lions Club, Jaycees and Rotary Club. Ernie is survived by his wife, Rosemarie; his children, Jeffrey Berg, Shelley (Dave) Renshaw and Randall (Sheilah) Berg; his grandchildren, Joshua (Fallon) Malek, Kristy-Lee (Nolan)Malek, Shane (Melissa) Berg, Bradley (Amanda) Berg, Heather Renshaw, Courtney (Spencer) Crow; his great-grandchildren, Hailie Renshaw-O’Connell and Sage Moos; he is also survived by his siblings, Bernice Llewellyn, Juanita Rolff and Donald McEachren. Ernie was predeceased by his siblings, Vernon Berg and Kenneth Berg. We would like to send a sincere thank you to the wonderful staff that took such great care of Ernie at the Southwood Care Centre, Bonavista unit. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through In living memory of Ernie Berg, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

Condolences to the family of Darwyn Neil Brown



Darwyn Neil

April 4, 1963 - September 23, 2017

It is with great sadness that we have said goodbye to Darwyn Neil Brown. After a lengthy but hard fought illness, God has received Darwyn with open and loving arms. Darwyn has joined his father (Ken), mom (Esther), brother (Lou) and son (Taylor) and other family who have gone on before, in heaven. Darwyn will forever be missed by his wife Roxy and sons, Cameron and Landyn, and sister Nola (John). A memorial service was held on September 30, 2017 at Liberty Christian Assembly Church, Red Deer, AB. 2 Timothy 4:7,8.

Condolences to the family of Arthur (Art) DeLeeuw



Arthur (Art)

February 13, 1929 - September 10, 2017

It is with great sorrow we say goodbye to our dad, grandpa, great grandpa and great-great grandpa who passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Hospital on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Art was born the third child of Marcel and Nellie DeLeeuw in Vancouver, British Columbia on February 13, 1929. He grew up with seven siblings in Vernon, BC. After school, Art joined the Canadian Army and trained as a paratrooper. He served with the First Canadian Parachute Battalion. Art was deployed to Korea but did not see any live combat action. While stationed in Calgary, he met his wife of 61 years, Eleanor Marie Owens. They were married on October 29, 1952. After Art left the Army, he attended the Police Academy and then joined the Hanna Police Force. When the Police Force was replaced by the RCMP, Art took a position with the Town of Hanna, where he eventually became the Water Plant foreman. In 1972, Art accepted a position with the Drumheller Water Plant, where he worked until his retirement in 1989. Art and Eleanor were blessed with nine children, Bradley (Alice) DeLeeuw of Drumheller, Larry (Marion) DeLeeuw of Drumheller, Lorette (Cal) Cameron of Brooks, Alicia (John) Franks of Carbon, Sheila (Lloyd) Kranzler of Carbon, Alan (Faye) DeLeeuw of Hanna, Bill (Rose) DeLeeuw of Michichi, Jean (Jim) Clark of Drumheller and Joe (Charlene) DeLeeuw of Drumheller. Art loved hunting, fishing and camping and spending time with his family. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren for drives looking for deer and on daily fishing trips. He will always be remembered for whistling in his easy chair and Grandpa’s famous finger hold. Art was predeceased by his loving wife Eleanor, his mother and father, three brothers Albert, John and Ray DeLeeuw, one granddaughter, Renee DeLeeuw and one grandson, Brian Guest. He is survived by his nine children, thirty one grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and his siblings; Frank DeLeeuw, Odel (Leroy) Ogi, Marcel (Alice) DeLeeuw, Fred (Linda) DeLeeuw and Alvina DeLeeuw and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his family forever. Rest in peace Grandpa and give Grandma a hug when you see her. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements.