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Condolences to the family of Donald Alexander Johnston


Donald Alexander

May 17, 1981 - June 4, 2024

Our hearts are broken, we have lost a better part of ourselves.

Donald (Don) Alexander Johnston, born May 17, 1981 at the Drumheller Hospital was the youngest of three children born to Richard & Elaine Johnston. Don was known to be the little mischief maker but really just wanted everyone to smile.
He spent most of his life at the family farm, working several different jobs throughout his life but always coming back to the homestead as the animals were his true passion. Between the cows, sheep, pigs, various birds, and dogs (Mack, Rosie, Daisy, Belle, & Buster) you never really knew what new animal would be showing up.
Besides his furry friends, his greatest pride and joy were his two children Anna and Mark and his partner Brett whom he loved dearly. Don would do anything for his family no matter what.
You could call Don a Hobbyist, as he never took anything too seriously and had so many different interests and talents. You could find him at the river or down in the coulee looking for crayfish, picking crab apples to feed the animals, in the greenhouse or somewhere in the pasture fixing fences and checking on the cows. His contagious laughter, great sense of humour and quick wit made him well received everywhere he went. He had many lifelong friends that we are sure will miss him greatly.
Don was taken from us suddenly in the early morning hours of June 4, 2024 at the age of 43. He was predeceased by his grandparents Peter & Victoria Johnston, Art & Iris Giles and his father Richard Johnston.
Left to mourn his passing are his children Anna and Mark Johnston, his partner Brett Litwin, siblings Robert and Arlene, mother Elaine, mother of his children Donna Flanders, and numerous extended family members.
A private family internment will be held on Friday, June 14, 2024 followed by a public Celebration of Life service at 2:00pm, held at the Nacmine Community Hall, 119 3 Street, Drumheller AB, T0J 0Y0. Please join us to celebrate the life and memory of our beloved Don.
In lieu of flowers a GoFundMe has been set up for Anna and Mark as they navigate through this difficult time. You can find that on Facebook or by going to
Donations can also be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or to a charity of your choosing.

Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Holly Lorene Bulechowsky


Holly Lorene

December 22, 1961 - May 24, 2024

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Holly Lorene Bulechowsky, on May 24th, 2024 at the age of 62. She passed away surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Drumheller on December 22, 1961 and was a proud resident of Drumheller.
Holly was an avid bingo player, she loved her bingo and jumped at any chance to go, always asking, “Who is coming to bingo tonight?” She was always there when needed, always offering kindness, wisdom, knowledge, and love in abundance.
Holly will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Randy Hayes; Son, Skyler; granddaughter, Aria; Brothers, John “couter” Bulechowsky (weltha), Shawn Bulechowsky (Cynthia). Sisters Cathy Bulechowsky; Tammy Bulechowsky, as well as numerous other family members and friends.
Holly was predeceased by her parents, Doloris and John; brothers, Rebb, Glen, and Shane.
A Celebration of life will be held on June 22nd at 1pm at the Rosedale hall.
In lieu of flowers or donations, we ask that you take a moment to hug your child, grandchild, or friend. Time waits for no one.

Condolences to the family of Stanley Norman Hansen


Stanley Norman

June 8, 1944 - May 25, 2024
79 years

Stan was born in the Hanna Hospital, the second child of Conrad and Anna Hansen of Craigmyle. He had an older sister, May, and 6 years later a younger sister Lorretta joined the family. He had many jobs in his life-farmer, carpenter, truck driver and finally he and Pat were caretakers at the Delia Arena which was the job that he loved the most.
Stan leaves behind his wife of 55 years Pat, his sons Jason and Steve, his daughter-in-law Melanie and his grandchildren Tanner and Olivia. If you knew Stan you knew all about his grandchildren. He also leaves his sister May (Bob) Bamber and their family and his sister Lorretta Stabler and her family. Also missing him are Pat’s brothers, sisters and families-Wayne and Loree Nixon, Dale and Carol Nixon, Larry Norlie, Wanda and Don Wilkie, Terry and Anne Nixon and Dave and Lynne Nixon. He has gone to join his son Troy, his sister-in-law Linda Norlie, his parents Conrad and Anna Hansen, his in-laws Dave and Betty Nixon and other family and friends.
A celebration of Stan’s life will be held in the Delia Community Hall on July 6, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. The family will be laying him to rest in the Craigmyle Cemetery. If desired, donations can be made to the Drumheller Community Cancer Centre.
Stan’s family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Rehan, Dr. Mateer, Dr. Gregg, Dr. Randolph and Dr. Chetty for the care and compassion shown to Stan and to us. Angels come in many forms and Wendy & Tammy at the Drumheller Community Cancer Centre are definitely two of them. We could never thank them enough for the oasis they have created. Stan referred to them as family and many world problems were solved while he was taking treatments. He was loved and will be missed.
Prairie Rose Cremation and Funeral Services were entrusted with the arrangements.