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Condolences to the family of Carson Craig Kelly






Carson Craig

November 29,1932
– February 3, 2018

Carson Craig Kelly, age 85, of Red Deer, Ab passed away peacefully on February 3, 2018 at Extendicare Michener Hill with his family at his bedside. He was predeceased by his late wife Donna (Higdon, nee Combs), daughter Shannon, step-son George, first wife Lillian (Root). Carson will be forever remembered and always loved by his daughter Kim (Dean); sisters Sheila Cassidy and Aileen Ohlsen; brother-in-law Dale Combs; grandchildren Nicole (Jeff), Alisha (Joel), Kevinee (Charlie), Tasha (Michel) and Nicholas (Kristina); and 8 great-grandchildren Peyton, Greyson, Paxton, Ethan, Carter, Brooklyn, Tyree and Draiton; as well as many extended family and friends. Carson was born to Evelyn (Chinnery) and William Kelly in Innisfail, Ab on November 29, 1932, where he lived and helped on the family farm. At the age of 15, he started on the drilling rigs in Redwater, AB, which turned into a lifelong career taking him all over Canada, Saudi Arabia and on the North Sea. He met and married Lillian in 1956. Carson and Lil eventually moved to Wayne, AB where they enjoyed their acreage and raised their children. They spent most of their time helping Lil’s parents, Ralph and Flo, raise and train their thoroughbred race horses and enjoyed their time on the racetrack. Carson moved Lil and his girls abroad to Stavanger, Norway in 1975 for a year while working on an offshore drilling rig. After Lil’s passing in 1976, Carson remained in the Drumheller Valley. He continued in the oil patch until the mid 1980’s. Carson was never happy sitting around, so he started on the Bleriot Ferry in 1988 where he worked for 10 years. He always enjoyed visiting with the tourists and promoting the Valley. He met and married Donna in March 1997. They lived near family in Nacmine, Ab for many years. Carson kept busy as a Commissionaire at the penitentiary and the Royal Tyrrell Museum until he was 80. Carson moved to the Red Deer area in June 2015 after the loss of Donna to be closer to family. He very much enjoyed his time having the opportunity to watch his great-grandchildren grow. His last few months were spent living at the Extendicare Michener Hill in Red Deer. Carson will be remembered for his light heartedness, wit and sense of humour. His innate qualities of hard work, strength and perseverance will always be an inspiration to those he leaves behind. A Special thanks to the staff at the Extendicare, Sandi Engi, and Dr. Rautenbach for helping to make Carson’s remaining months comfortable and happy. A private interment will be held at a later date. If desired, donations can be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services.

Condolences to the family of Eliza (Lolo) Slater



Eliza (Lolo)

April 16, 1925 - February 3, 2018

With much sadness we announce the passing of our Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother Eliza (Lolo) Slater on the evening of February 3rd, 2018. Lolo was born April 16, 1925 in Tarbrax, Scotland, the middle daughter of five girls and one brother. Lolo immigrated to Canada with her parents John (Jock) and Elizabeth Pennycook at the age of three. They settled in the Drumheller Valley where she grew up and eventually met and married Claude (Butch) Slater, raising a family of three. Lolo is survived by her children Claudeen (Patrick) Swain, Stacy Slater, Todd Slater (Liz), grandsons Garrett Swain, Ried (Amanda) Swain, great grandchildren, Paige, Claire, and Edwin, sisters, Essie Lepard, Jean Warkentin and Wilma Payne, sister-in-law Lillian Pennycook, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Lolo was predeceased by her husband Butch, her parents Jock and Elizabeth, sister Catherine Yemen, brother Stewart Pennycook. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Her family would like to thank the staff at the Drumheller Health Centre (Continuing Care) and Dr. Liknes for their compassion and care.

Mother, you will be missed, Peace Be With You.

Condolences to the family of Susanne Ing




January 5, 1937 - Calgary, Alberta
February 9, 2018 - Calgary, Alberta

Susanne Ing, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on February 9, 2018 at the age of 81 years. Susanne was born in Calgary at the General Hospital and shortly after her birth, her family moved to Drumheller to operate a postal outlet in the hamlet of Newcastle. She spent her life in the Drumheller area where she met her husband Russel, and they were married July 4, 1958. Due to shortage of work, they moved to Calgary in 1965 and resided in the same home until 2013. She took great pride in dedicating her life to her family. Due to her failing health, she was placed in long term care until her passing. Susanne is survived by her daughters, Debbie (Ed) Van De Ryse and Beverly Ing (Steen Korsgaard); grandchildren, Edward and Michelle; great-grandchildren, Lisa, Kayla and Kelsey; brother, James Charleston; life long friend, Marion Charleston; and numerous nieces and nephews. Susanne was predeceased by her husband of 36 years, Russel Ing in 1995; her brother, Tommy; and her parents, William and Susan. As per Susanne’s wishes, no services will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through www. In Susanne’s memory, a donation can be made to a charity of your choice. In living memory of Susanne Ing, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.