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Carl W. DEEM, B.Sc.MT. (ASCP)(CLS)

March 11, 1940 - January 15, 2015

Husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.  Carl was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia.  He loved music, chess, reading and food. He was on the honor roll at the University of Reno, Nevada and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. His love of music took him from Atlantic to Pacific, from Hay River to New Orleans.  While relaxing at home he enjoyed playing classical music for guitar. Carl loved participating in the Alberta Senior’s Games in the snooker events and as an actor/musician in the Canadian Badlands Passion Play. The family asks that each one who knew Carl remember him in your own special way.
“See you later big guy,
you touched a lot of people”




February 29, 1924, Varlose, Denmark
- January 18, 2015, Drumheller, Alberta

Niels Mortensen of Drumheller, passed away on January 18, 2015 at the age of 90 years. Niels farmed all his life, he loved nature. He also loved to go for drives to view the country side. His continued interest in farming and how his neighbors were doing on their farms. Niels moved to Drumheller where he continued to enjoy life in his first house and later his condo until moving to the Sunshine Lodge. Niels was predeceased by; his parents Hans and Anna Mortensen, sisters: Rosa (Joe) Merkel, Viola (Chris) Peters, brother R. Tom (Helen) Mortensen and nephew Eagon Peters. Niels is survived by; 4 nieces Diane (Dennis) Crawford, Linda (Clifford) Christensen, Sandra (Joe) Sinclair, Corinne Drydale and a nephew Allen Mortensen. We would like to thank the staff at the Sunshine Lodge for all their care and concern. Also a special thanks to Dr. Graham and the wonderful staff at the Drumheller Hospital for all their care. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at Courtney-Winters Funeral Home, 199-2nd Street West Drumheller, Alberta, with Pastor Dan Hendrickson officiating. In lieu of flowers those who wish, may make memorial donations to a charity of one’s choice. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666).




May 5, 1917 - January 17, 2015

Mary Stankovic, of Hussar, passed away in Strathmore on January 17, 2015 after a brief illness at the age of 97. She was born May 5, 1917 in Gronlid, Saskatchewan. Coming from a family of 16 siblings she was fourth oldest. Mom moved to Saskatoon, Sakatchewan when she was six years old with her family. She lived there until she moved to Drumheller in 1940 where she met her husband John who was working in the coal mines. Then in 1946 she and John moved to Hussar when the opportunity to go farming arose. She started cooking for her husband and 10 men three meals a day, it was during this time she learned how to cook, bake bread and harvest a chicken or two for supper. While in Hussar she loved to play sports especially softball with the girls. In her golden years she looked forward to playing cards with the seniors at the Sundowners Centre in Hussar. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Blasken (Gerry) and her two grandsons Cody and Dillan  (Shelby), brother, Alex, sister-in-law, Bonnie, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John, of 58 years, and by 14 of her brothers and sisters. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 1 pm at the Hussar Community Hall with lunch to follow. Service Arrangements are being done by Wheatland Funeral Home of Strathmore. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hussar Community Hall or The Sundowners Centre in Hussar.