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Condolences to the family of TOM RICHARDSON



July 2, 1939 - April 4, 2016

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Dad, Grampa, Great-Grampa, Uncle, Brother, and friend – Tom Richardson. Dad passed away quietly on April 04th/2016 at the Foothills Hospital surrounded by family. Dad was 76 years young. Dad was born July 02/1939 in Brandon, Manitoba, the eldest of four children, to Thomas and Beatrice Richardson. Dad attended school in Brandon, completing grade 8. He finished grade 9 by correspondence, following an accident that claimed his father’s life. Dad assumed the farming duties previously held by his father while he was also trucking gravel from the pit on the family farm. In the early 1960’s, Dad became employed with Federal Grain elevators in Brandon. In 1961, Dad met Marie Marcin at a barn dance. They were married in August of 1963 and continued to live in Brandon. Sherry was born in November of 1964, and Lisa was born in September of 1967. A few years later the family moved to Govan, Saskatchewan, where Dad became the manager for the Federal Grain elevator. Shortly thereafter, Dad began working as an Agent for Imperial Oil, also in Govan. Tracy was born in April of 1970, and Patti in March of 1972. In 1975, the family relocated to Drumheller, Alberta, as Dad was transferred there with Imperial Oil. He and Mom continued with Imperial Oil until the late 1980’s. However, together they formed Richardson’s Bulk Sales in 1981. They kept Richardson’s until they sold the company in 1991 to their son-in-law, Jim. Dad then obtained his real estate license before going to work with Schwann’s Canada a few years later. His employment with Schwann’s saw Dad relocate to Memphis, Tennessee, for a couple of years. But, his true calling of driving truck for a living saw his return to Richardson’s, this time working for Jim instead of the other way around. Dad continued to drive truck until his health problems in 2012 became too great, and forced Dad’s retirement. Dad loved to drive truck. One of Dad’s favorite past times was watching sports. He watched every possible sport on TV. And, when he was horizontal on the couch, with eyes closed, as soon as someone would try to change the channel, he would say “I was watching that.” Dad also took a lot of ribbing over his two favorite teams: the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Edmonton Eskimos. But, don’t kid yourself, as much ribbing that he received was as much ribbing as he would hand back out. Dad was an accomplished curler in his day. While residing in Saskatchewan, Dad skipped one team to the Northern Saskatchewan Provincial semi-finals, having been beat out by Rick Folk, who went on to win the Provincials that year. Dad also curled for a number of years in the Super League in Drumheller. He played baseball, slowpitch, and bowled. Dad was an avid golfer for many years, enjoying every round he played. Not only for the sport of golf, but also for the social aspect of the game. Just last week, Dad was making plans to head out to Fairmont Hot Springs, one of his most favorite places to be, so he could start swinging the sticks. In November of 2013, Dad moved into the Sunshine Lodge. While apprehensive at first, he soon became fond of the staff and residents alike. He enjoyed participating in Bingo games, cards, shuffleboard, and “happy hour”. Dad is leaving to mourn his four Daughters, Sherry (Jim), Lisa (Curt), Tracy, Patti (Ted). Dad is also leaving to mourn our Mom, Marie; Grandchildren Jasmine (Kevin), Jordan (Mathew), Brandon (Megan), Mitchell, Brett (Brittney), Nikki, Steffanie, Savanna; Great-Grandchildren Riley, Zoe, Alexis, and Bennett; Sister Bernice, Brother Bob (Denise), Brother Donnie (Darlene); numerous special nieces and nephews and their families, as well as many special friends. Dad was predeceased by his parents. A celebration of life was held on Saturday, April 09/2016, at 1:00 pm, at the Church of the Nazarene, with Reverend Harold Hunter officiating. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to either STARS air ambulance or the Sunshine Lodge in Drumheller. Arrangements were entrusted with Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in Drumheller.

Condolences to the family of ROY ALF SCHROCK



October 20, 1924 - February 23, 2016

Roy was born in Beinfait, Saskatchewan on October 20, 1924 and passed away peacefully at Sagewood Seniors Community Centre in Strathmore, Alberta on February 23, 2016. Roy is survived by his loving wife Gail, his three children from his first marriage, Clayton (Marjorie) Schrock, Lynda (Gary) Collins, Brenda Taillefer, six grandchildren, Jason (Celeste) Schrock, Darren (Janet) Schrock, Christopher Collins, Michael Collins, Grant Taillefer, Dana Taillefer, along with six great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Roy is also survived by step children, Jason Schneider, Tara (Francis) Pichette, four step grandchildren, Rikki-Lee Norman, Aspen Norman, Liberty Schneider and Hunter Schneider. Roy was predeceased by his parents William and Cordelia Schrock, his 3 sisters Rose Anne, Julia and Alice and four brothers Joe, Abe, John and Fred. Roy served in the RCAF near the end of World War 2 and was stationed at Souris, Manitoba. In the early 1950’s, Roy moved his family from Beinfait, Saskatchewan to the Rowley area to farm with his brother for a while. Roy had several occupations in those early Alberta years from cutting meat to selling cars to operating a grader for the M.D. of Starland. The dirt “was in his blood”-purchasing a gravel truck and loader. He moved his family to Drumheller in 1963 and “set up shop”. He operated his business in Drumheller area until the mid to late 1980’s. By this time he had divorced and met Gail. Then in 1992 Roy and Gail moved to Irricana. Roy enjoyed visiting with people always had a little saying or poem to recite, especially at his favourite watering holes in the valley, Strathmore and Airdrie, watching a Blue Jays game, travelling and watching the grandchildren. He was extremely proud of his 70 year membership in the Royal Canadian Legion- the majority of which were held with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 22, Drumheller. A Memorial Service for Roy will be held at 3:00 P.M., Saturday April 23, 2016 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 22, Drumheller, 295 Centre Street. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch Poppy Fund, 1-4539 6th Street N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 3Z6. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of LINEA CHRISTINA MARGRETA LOUGHLIN


LOUGHLIN, Linea Christina Margreta

August 1, 1913 - Star City, SK - April 7, 2016 - Calgary, AB

It is with sadness and love that we announce the passing of our beautiful, dignified matriarch, Linea Christina Margreta Loughlin nee Anderson at the age of 102 years. Mother to sons, Ronald and Gerald, Nanna to five grandchildren, Tim Loughlin (Tammy), Ron Loughlin, Shari Loughlin, Kari Kerr (Ed) and Krista Semmens (Christopher), Great Grandmother to, Ryan, Dallas, Katie, Sean, Tamerra (Kevin), Cody, Destiny, Victoria (Brad), Anya, Zachary, Jack, Aubrey and Sophia. Linea (Lillian) was born in 1913 to her parents, Hans and Elizabeth Anderson, in their homestead farmhouse near Star City, SK. Lillian married Joseph Loughlin in 1932 and in 1935 the couple moved to Drumheller, AB where they raised their two sons. Beyond her wife and motherly duties, Lillian became a Gemologist working for Wades Jewellers in Drumheller before moving on to the Drumheller Health Unit as an administrative assistant for many years. Lillian was predeceased by her husband Joseph in 1998 after 66 years of marriage. Lillian bravely lived on, filling her days creating care packages for the homeless as well as sewing quilts and knitting afghans for the Mustard Seed. She enjoyed gardening, baking, playing bridge and sewing baby and preemie bonnets and booties for the hospital. Lillian’s 100th birthday was a wonderful occasion dampened only by the fact that she was no longer legally permitted to drive her car. Lillian was a tenacious, strong, loving and fiercely loyal lady with high morals and a sense of social service. She conducted herself as a truly admirable role model and was also an incredible wife and mother. She will be dearly missed by her family and countless friends in the community of Drumheller, her home for over 80 years. A Graveside Service will be held at Drumheller Municipal Cemetery on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM, followed by a Celebration of Lillian’s life at the Royal Canadian Legion (295 Centre Street, Drumheller, AB) from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Condolences may be forwarded through In living memory of Linea Loughlin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.