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Last updateWed, 26 Feb 2020 9am

Condolences to the family of Nadine Duncalf (nee Ned)


Nadine Duncalf

(nee Ned)

February 18, 2020

Nadine Duncalf (nee Ned), beloved wife of John Duncalf of Rosedale, Alberta passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at the family farm on February 18, 2020 in her 76th year.
Nadine was born in Chester, England. She was the daughter of John and Phyllis (Madge) Hewitt. Nadine and John met in 1960 when they attended college together. They were married on March 31, 1965. In 1980 the family made the move to Canada and settled at Rockyford, Alberta and later purchasing a farm at Rosedale, Alberta.
Mom will be lovingly remembered by her husband John, daughter Lynne Ketcheson (Brent), Paula (John) Kilback, Neil (Donna) Duncalf, Lionel (Robin) Duncalf, grandchildren; Daniel, Laura, Megan, Ashley, Matthew, Michael, Jared, Ethan and Avery. Great-Grandchildren; Haylee, Hannah, Kellen, Klay and Leland, nephew Andrew Duncalf (Jane) and their children, great niece and nephew Charlie and Megan.
Mom was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Being together with her family was her joy in life. Always cooking up meals, patching jeans and knitting up socks, sweaters, blankets and scarves, the family was always reminded of the love she had to give.
A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Magloire’s Anglican Church on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Brian Way officiating. Following the service everyone is welcome to stay for lunch and a time of fellowship. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes can be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation, 351-9th Street N.W., Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y1 in memory of Nadine.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the funeral arrangements.
The Duncalf family would like to thank everyone for their care and support during her illness. Especially the
doctors, nurses and support staff at the Drumheller Health Centre and the Cancer Clinic, Home Care, Palliative Care, Drumheller EMS and Red Deer Cancer Centre. Mom was very fortunate to have people around her that made her feel as comfortable as possible.

Condolences to the family of Sterling Rae Schneider



Sterling Rae

April 4, 1960 - February 13, 2020

Sterling Rae Schneider passed away suddenly on the morning of February 13th, 2020 at the age of 59. Sterling was born on April 4th, 1960 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, to Stanley Alfred Schneider and Geraldine Brenda Schneider (nee Dunlop). Sterling is survived by his wife Kathy Schneider (nee Glover), sons Cole (Carla) and Ryan (Caitlin), and grandchildren August, Juno and Isla. He is also survived by his mother Geraldine, grandmother Ada Dunlop, brother Rob (Sandra), his nephew Larry, niece Ashley (Brett), sister Tracy (Alvin), nephews Nick and Justin (Brianna), mother-in-law Cecily and sister-in-law Andrea and nieces Kaylin, Keeley and True Glover, as well as best friends Darryl and Lisa Jacques and their kids, Ayrianna (Victor), Dallas, Brady (Janelle) and Austin.
Sterling was predeceased by his father Stanley Alfred Schneider and brother-in-law John Clayton Glover.
Sterling’s true passion in life was his family, with his wife, his sons, and his three grandchildren being the center of his world. Since becoming a grandpa, he loved to spoil his grandchildren, brag about their cuteness, and show off photos to all who would look. Sterling was also known for his love for sports, especially his Dallas Cowboys. He also loved vintage cars, drag racing, and was a technology enthusiast. All who knew Sterling would describe him as such a kind, welcoming, and genuine man, who warmed your heart with his big smile. He had a way of lighting up the room with his presence, a trait that his family and friends will immensely miss.
A celebration of Sterling’s life will be held at the Badlands Community Facility on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, if people choose, a donation can be made to Epilepsy Association of Calgary.

Condolences to the family of Dr. Bertha Elizabeth Wilson



Dr. Bertha Elizabeth

September 27, 1933 – February 11, 2020

WILSON, Dr. Bertha Elizabeth Dip. Ed, B.Ed., M.Ed. PhD, passed away peacefully at Rockyview General Hospital on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 after a brief illness. Bertha, was predeceased by Lowen, her loving husband of fifty years, in February of 2010.
Bertha is fondly remembered by her son Alastair Wilson (Lori), her daughter Fiona (Grant Readman) and her grandchildren Alyssa, Sydney, Malcolm and Trevor.
Bertha was born in Belfast, N. Ireland and attended Stranmillis College where she received a teaching certificate before marrying Lowen in 1960. Bertha and Lowen subsequently immigrated to Canada in 1966, settling in Drumheller, AB. As a lifelong learner Bertha continued her education in Canada as she earned an Early Childhood Services Diploma in 1977 and B.Ed. in 1978. A Master of Education was granted in 1989 and she completed her formal education by attaining a Doctorate in 1993.
Throughout her life, Bertha was an advocate for children and their learning. In Drumheller Bertha began a private Kindergarten program before Kindergarten became part of the public school system. Bertha then worked for many years as a teacher eventually becoming a Director of Curriculum. She then took on the role of Superintendent of the Drumheller Separate System and later, for thirteen years, as Deputy Superintendent of Christ the Redeemer School Division.
Bertha’s leadership in education extended beyond the classroom as she served as a member of the Senate for both the University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge. She was a member of Early Childhood Education Steering committees for the U of C as well as Alberta Education. In addition, she was an active board member of the U of C’s “Centre for Leadership in Learning” acting as its president for one term.
Over twenty years ago Bertha and Lowen moved to Bragg Creek and took joy in the beautiful natural surroundings of forests, rivers and mountains. Bertha moved to Cochrane after Lowen’s passing and had only recently moved to Okotoks. In every setting, it was the natural surroundings that gave her peace.
Bertha took enormous pride in the accomplishments of her family and especially her grandchildren but, above all, she treasured her loving memories of her life with Lowen.
Bertha was greatly loved and will be sadly missed by all her family. A Celebration of Bertha’s Life will be held at Red Deer Lake United Church (West on Highway 22X past Spruce Meadows) on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Bertha’s obituary at
In living memory of Bertha Wilson, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD SE, CALGARY, Ab, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403- 256-9575.