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Last updateWed, 21 Jun 2017 10pm

Condolences to the family of Edward Christensen




April 19, 1936 - April 7, 2017

Edward Christensen, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on April 7, 2017 at the age of 80 years old. Edward will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years, Donna Christensen; daughters, Trina (Bruce) Munro, Christine (Brian) Mowat, Cindy (François) Paulin; sisters, Lorine (Howard), Mary (Jim), Greta (Floyd), Ella (Len). He will be deeply missed by his 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Edward was predeceased by his parents, Emil and Ruth and his brothers, Neils and John. A Celebration of Edward’s life will be held at the Rosebud Church on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Messages of condolences can be forwarded to the family at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your choice of charity/organization in Edwards’ name.

Condolences to the family of Lillian Castella



Lillian Mary (Kimmett)

August 23, 1929 – February 27, 2017

Dear Mom:
I know you would have liked to stay longer than 87 years to enjoy your great grandchildren, Hailey, Reid and Lyndsey. They will never know how much joy they brought you and how you endured the pain of cancer just so you could see them a few more times! You also leave behind your last surviving sibling, Dorothy (Farrell), daughter Marcene, me, and your grandchildren and their partners; Blair (Amy), Joel (Jacci) and Keith (Delaney). I will be forever grateful for your help in raising my children! Now you have joined Daddy (Melvin) and you can get back to laughing and reminiscing with the gang! You were humble, outgoing, and friendly and always willing to help. You will be missed at the Lodge where you happily made your home the last 10 years; kidding around with staff and showing them with such pride the pictures of the kids on your tablet! We will have a celebration of your life April 24th, Monday, at 3:00pm at the Standard Community Hall. It was important to you to support the community, as a tribute to your memory we ask for donations to the new Standard Memory Lane: Village of Standard, Box 249, Standard, AB T0J 3G0.

I will think of you often!
Love, Shelley (Brian)

Condolences to the family of Donald Wilson



Donald Blair

Born November 10, 1926
Died March 28, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Blair Wilson, peacefully and surrounded by his family, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on March 28, 2017, at 90 years of age. He was predeceased in 2011 by his wife of 51 years Myrtle (nee Sowerby), his parents Nellie Cameron and Robert Hackett Wilson and step-dad John Cameron, and his brothers Gordon and Lawrence. He is survived by his sister Cathy; son Donald James; grandchildren Michelle (Kevin), Donald (Michelle), Chad, Robert (Kylee) and Stephanie (Stephen); and great grandchildren Talin, Gabriel, Abigail, Benjamin and Violet; as well as many other family, friends and neighbours whose company he valued. Donald was born and grew up in Kyle, Saskatchewan and moved to Drumheller when he was sixteen with $2.50 in his pocket. He led an accomplished life with many careers, including coal mining, CP Rail, Alberta Power, masonry, parts man, construction, driving taxi, DeMott’s, Whitlock Lumber and Anchor Glass. In his spare time he took on carpentry projects, took great pride in his yard, and enjoyed feeding his birds and napping in his recliner. He lived independently up until his recent illness. We would like to thank the Drumheller Hospital staff (nurses, doctors, support staff and EMS) who took such gentle care of Don, as well as the Red Deer Regional staff who also provided such great care. He will be laid to rest in a private ceremony beside his wife. We would like to thank everyone who has sent their well wishes. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes were in care of the arrangements.