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Condolences to the family of John (Jack) Gallagher



John (Jack)

December 3, 1932 ~ May 17, 2017

Mr. Jack Gallagher, a longtime resident of the Drumheller Valley, passed away on May 17, 2017 at the age of 84 years.
Jack was born in Drumheller in 1932. He grew up in Rosedale, the middle child of John and Hilda Gallagher. He had two sisters, Irene and Hilda. Jack left school in grade 11 to work on the railway as a telegrapher, which he enjoyed for several years. When he was 21 he went back to school to obtain his grade 12, then he attended N.A.I.T.’s Chemical Technology Program. He got a job with Atomic Energy in 1959 in Chalk River, Ontario, he worked there for the next two years. He went back to school at the U. of A. to get his Bachelors of Education degree. Jack met his wife, Margaret while at AECL and they married in 1962 and moved to Calgary. He completed his B.ED. and worked at Sunnyside and Banff Trail Schools. Two of their children were born there, Robbie in 1963 and Christine in 1965. In 1967 the family moved to Fort McMurray, their third daughter, Shelley was born there in 1967. The family then moved down to Drumheller in 1969 where Jack took a job with Corrections Canada at the Institution. Their fourth and last daughter, Jackie was born in 1971. Jack was a truly good man, kind, intelligent and a voracious reader. He will be missed. He leaves to mourn; his wife Margaret, four daughters; Robbie, Christine, Shelley, and Jackie, numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a lifetime of friends. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Gerald (Gerry) Quiring



Gerald (Gerry)

July 22, 1957 - May 13, 2017

Gerald (Gerry) Quiring of Drumheller beloved husband of Tari passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the age of 59 years. Gerry was born in Prince George, B.C. on July 22, 1957. He pursued his passion for hockey in Grand Forks, B.C. both playing and coaching. Gerry loved the outdoors and all activities outdoor related. In 2004 Gerry moved to Drumheller and in 2007 started Gerry’s Tree Service which he successfully ran until his passing. Besides his loving wife Tari, Gerry is survived by his children; Talia Martin, Tye (Taya) Martin Quiring, Christine Rayner and Jeffrey (Sara) Coad, grandchildren; Daxtin, Ella, Aubrey, Kaden, and Aspen, sisters; Barb, Brenda and sisters-in-law Patti, Roberta, Debra, brothers; Wayne (Leslie), Randy (Sandy), Vern (Lorraine), brother-in-law Dave, his step mother Shirley, numerous nieces, nephews, all of Tari’s family and a lifetime of friends. Gerry was predeceased by his father Bill, his mother Nina, his brother Jack, and his brother-in-law Bob.
“Your life was a blessing,
Your memory a treasure…
You are loved beyond words
And missed beyond measure.”
A Celebration of Gerry’s Life will be held Saturday, May 27, 2017 from the ROSEDALE COMMUNITY HALL at 2:00 P.M.
If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation (Community Cancer Clinic). Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Eileen Emann



Eileen Mabel

June 24, 1938 ~ May 9, 2017

It is with profound sadness and sorrow that the family announces the passing of their beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. Mrs. Eileen Emann of Drumheller passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on May 9, 2017 at the age of 78 years. Eileen was predeceased by her husband Leonard, her father Henry, her step father Alec, and her mother Christine. She will be lovingly remembered by her family: 2 sons Greg (Shannon), Darcy (Lana); 2 daughters Shelene (Mario) Giraldi, Colleen Emann; 8 grandchildren Sandi (Jason) Funk and 7 great grandchildren, Megan (Tyler) Dyck and 3 great grandchildren, Thomas Emann, Joel (Molly) Emann, Riley (Lindsey) Emann and 2 great grandchildren (Emily and Macie), Lucas Giraldi, Karissa Giraldi, and Chelsey Giraldi. She is also survived by her sister Patricia (Dennis) Evans. Eileen was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan on June 24, 1938. She met and married Len in Medicine Hat in 1956. Eileen and Len resided in Drumheller since 1968. They owned and operated Town and Country Services for many years until Len’s death in 1991. Eileen worked for D.A.R.T.S. for 17 years where she was a respected and much admired team member. She was also a volunteer with Special Olympics for many years and enjoyed travelling with the individuals. Eileen was a member of Beta Sigma Phi for many years. Special thanks go to Dr. Kuschke, and the nurses and staff at the Drumheller Hospital for their outstanding care of Eileen. There will be a private family service held at a later date. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.