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Heather Ann

November 21, 1960 – November 11, 2017

Heather Ann Franciotti passed away peacefully on November 11, 2017 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Heather will be sadly missed by her three equally loved children – Jennifer Andrew (Matthew), Joelle McLellan, Dakota Franciotti, her three beautiful grandchildren – Ella, Easton, and Ailsa, her loving partner Barry Pozzo, Sister Nicole (Mike) Stol, Brothers Chuck (Anita) and Mac Von, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her mother Ann, father Charles, and nephew Derek. Heather was born in London, England and immigrated to Canada at the age of 9. She grew up in Calgary, Alberta and later settled in Drumheller where she had her family and thrived on being the social butterfly of the community. She worked for numerous businesses in customer relations and when she could no longer work due to her illness, she continued to spread her vibrant smile and love for people by volunteering in the community and participating in clubs and activities. She could be found taking tickets at the Drumheller Dragons games, swimming with the morning mermaids and dangling with her friends in the evening at the pool, dressing up with the Crown Jewels, leading the charge with seniors walking club and gallivanting to the shops everyday on her circuit around town. Her home was always open to everyone who needed a place to land. Those who needed a bite to eat were always invited to “Sunday Night Suppers”; however, there was always a “Moms Rule” where you knew there would be a job to be done and it was never little. She was always known for her flamboyant style and personality and there was always room to be more accessorized. She appointed herself as “Glamma Diva” because she was always too young, glamorous and fabulous to be called Grandma! A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at the Midlandvale Community Hall at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Drumheller Salvation Army or S.T.A.R.S. Feel free to come dressed up in your best HEATHER style. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.



Bernard “Bernie”

June 13, 1939 – November 12, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bernie Fournier on Sunday, November 12, 2017 after a courageous four-month battle with cancer. Bernie moved to Canada in 1952 at the age of 13 from Beuson, Switzerland and after spending most of his formative years in St. Catharine’s, ON, the move was made to Alberta with his family. Bernie leaves behind his loving wife of 55 years, Joy; sons, Tom (Michelle) and Norm “Bubba” (Shari); grandchildren, Brandy (Jay), James, Stephen, Tyler, Shaun, Spencer and Kali; great grandchildren, Peyton and Olivia; siblings, Odile, Theresa, Moe (Margaret) and Nick (Lynn); sister-in-law, Shirley as well as many loved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Marie of Switzerland. A Celebration of Bernie’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bernie’s memory to the Palliative Care, Drumheller Hospital, 351 – 9 Street NW, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y1. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at




Lloyd Edward

April 8, 1933 - November 18, 2017

Lloyd passed away on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at the age of 84. He lived out his life this past three years at Michener Extendicare in Red Deer, Alberta with his wife Eve moving there as well 18 months ago. Lloyd was born in Hanna, Alberta and attended Olds College in his early years. Farming was his passion and he spent most of his life tending to his crops on the family farm just outside of Munson, AB. Lloyd was very involved in the local communities of both Drumheller and Munson. Lloyd will be lovingly missed by his wife Eve, daughters Carmen Scott, Connie & Polly Coad, sisters Eileen (Howard) Persinger, Jean McGee, brother Edward (Linda) Coad, his grandchildren Christine Rayner, Jeffery Coad, Tyler and Brandon Scott, brother-in-law Adam Andruschak, great grandchildren Aubrey, Kayden, Kezia and Aspen and several nieces and nephews. Lloyd was predeceased by his brother Stanley Coad and sister Barbara Cuncannon and only son Robert Coad. Lloyd was cremated at Red Deer Funeral Home. There will be no service at this time. A small service will be held in the spring of 2018 at the Munson Cemetary that will be Lloyds final resting place. Condolences can be sent to his wife Eve and family c/o Extendicare Michener Hill, 12 Michener Blvd, Red Deer, AB T4P 0J9 Room #3507.