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Condolences to the family of Dr. Robert Edmund Smith


Dr. Robert Edmund

November 17, 1948 - July 17, 2021

Robert Edmund Smith, born November 17, 1948 in Burwash, Ontario, passed away on July 17, 2021.
It is with tremendous sorrow we announce the passing of Robert (Dr. Bob) Smith. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years Audrey, children Christina (Dmitri) and Matthew (Stephanie), grandchildren Maksim, Aliena, and Lincoln, 4 siblings Wes, Clarence, Betty and Alice and numerous family in Manitoba and Ontario.
Bob’s first “calling” was as a Salvation Army officer and although he left the work to pursue studies he never wavered from his love for God or the church and served in many leadership roles within the church.
He was a lifelong learner who never stopped expanding his knowledge through university studies. As a respected clinical psychologist, he devoted his career to those in
the corrections system provincially, federally and internationally.
Upon his retirement, he acted on a lifelong dream to open a private practice.
A memorial service will be held in Drumheller, where he lived for 21 years on July 30, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 90 South Railway Ave. Interment will be at a later date in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Dr. Bob will be dearly remembered by his many friends, colleagues and family. The family would like to thank the medical team at Red Deer Hospital for the care they provided in his final days.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army Drumheller, Box 3097, Drumheller, AB. T0J0Y0.

Condolences to the family of Dorothy Suzanne Maruzs


Dorothy Suzanne

July 11, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Suzanne Maruzs announces her passing on July 11, 2021 at the age of 83 years. Dorothy will always be remembered for her generosity, kind-heartedness, stamina, and loyalty to family and friends.
Dorothy married Vince Maruzs on May 18, 1957. Vince passed away in 2003, giving them 46 years together before she was widowed. Dorothy will be lovingly
remembered by her three daughters: Sandra (Rob) Schneider of Drumheller, AB; Karen (Simon) Wells of Kamloops, BC; and Kim (Rick) Stuckless of Rosedale, AB. She will also be remembered by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family. Dorothy is predeceased by her parents, Goldsby and Jessie
McCracken; husband, Vincent Maruzs Sr.; son, Vincent Maruzs Jr.; grandson, Andrew Stuckless, and brother, Don Langley.
Dorothy was born in Calgary AB, yet lived most of her life on a farm in Carbon, AB; first with her parents, and then with her husband Vince, as they took over the family farm. She attended the Gamble and Carbon schools. After Dorothy graduated, she worked in the Armed Forces in the clerical department for a time, before she married.
Dorothy thoroughly enjoyed bingo, as well as playing crib. Additionally, she had a passion for music, often playing her accordion for hours at a time. She also found pleasure by leisurely reading a variety of books and magazines, or doing Word Search puzzles. Dorothy’s gift for embroidery was evidenced by the beautiful tablecloths and pillowcases that she crafted. Dorothy enjoyed travelling when she had the chance and visited the country of Hungary, numerous provinces in Canada, along with a number of places in the USA.
Dorothy’s most important job was being a wife to Vince and a mother to her four children. Outside of homemaking, she occasionally worked various jobs which included hospitality at the Carbon Hotel, running a small egg business from the farm, as well as selling ice cream in a mobile ice cream truck.
Although Dorothy will be sorrowfully missed on this earth, we can rest in the knowledge that she is eternally with the Lord in Heaven.
Donations are appreciated in memory of Dorothy to the Three Hills Long-Term Care Hospital.
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Condolences to the family of Roger Soucy



May 24, 1943 - July 9, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Roger Soucy, dearly loved husband, Dad, Pépère, brother and friend. After a battle with cancer, Roger passed away at Pasqua Hospital in Regina, SK on July 9, 2021 at the age of 78. He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Geovanne (Toupin) Soucy; his parents-in-law Léon and Dorothée (Goyer) Turcotte; his brothers Paul and Armand Soucy; his brothers-in-law Lucien, Albert, Michael, and Bernard Turcotte; his sister-in-law Claire (Turcotte) Hyde; his nephews, Rene LeBlanc, Darren Turcotte, and Curtis Hyde; and his niece, Andrea (Hyde) Jacques. He is survived by the love of his life of 53 years Madeleine; daughter Michelle (Robert) Goyer; son Marc (Reneé); grandchildren Avlyn Soucy and Sarah Goyer; sister Mariline LeBlanc and his other sister Ellie Vigeant; brothers-in-law Marcel (Janet) Turcotte and Ron (Marian) Hyde; sisters-in-law Edna (Clement) McCrea, Ghislaine (Mack) Poholko, Jeanne (Ross) Leffler, Darlene Soucy, Terri Holt, Phyllis Turcotte, and Connie Turcotte; and many nephews and nieces. He was known for his great faith, sense of humour, positive attitude, love of music, automobiles, ice cream, and of all things old. The funeral was held at Notre Dame de la Nativité in Zenon Park, SK on Wednesday, July 14 at 1:30 p.m. The interment followed.
Memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.