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Last updateWed, 29 Mar 2023 10am

Condolences to the family of David Hall Snideman


David Hall

March 16, 1941 - March 9, 2023

David Snideman, beloved husband of Bunny (Lillian) Snideman (nee Hayhurst), passed away peacefully at the Cowichan District Hospital on March 9th, 2023. David will be lovingly remembered by his children: Diana Watson (Bouke), Alisa Dayman (Fred), Kristina Thompson (Mark), Rosemarie Fleury (Frank); his sisters: Wendy Doell (Les) and Cheryl Reynolds; his grandchildren: Chris Venner (Heather), Jennifer Mandziak (Jordan), Danielle Snideman (Ryan); great-grandchildren, nephews, his travelling companion Rene; as well as many other cherished friends and loved ones.
David was predeceased by his wife Bunny (2010), his mother Maisie Snideman (2002), his father Elbert Snideman (1978), and his brother-in-law John Reynolds (2021).
David was born in Seaford, East Sussex, England. He travelled with his mother to Innisfail, AB after WW II. In Canada he was adopted by his mother’s new husband Elbert Snideman.
David met his wife Bunny in Oyen, AB, when they both worked at Buster’s Grocery Store. They were married April 16th,1960 in Oyen by Bunny’s father, Rev. John Hayhurst the local Anglican minister. In 1962 David co-founded the Oyen Echo newspaper, which is still published today. In 1969 he moved his family to Drumheller, AB to manage Bill Cross Men’s Shop. In the ensuing years David and his wife owned and operated a number of businesses including, Bill Cross Men’s Shop, The New Look Nook, The White Elephant, and Bunny’s Flea Market. David and Bunny retired to Duncan, BC in 2007 where they lived in Silver Park. In December 2022 David moved to Abbeyfield House, where he made wonderful new friendships with the residents and staff.
David was an avid community supporter and volunteer throughout his life. Most recently volunteering for the Lion’s Club at their Sassy Lion Thrift Store in Duncan, BC. Over the years in Drumheller, AB he was a member of the Kinsmen Club, Rotary Club, and the Masons. David spent years on the Drumheller City Council. He was a member on the Recycling Assoc. board, the hospital board, as well as many others. He participated in the activities of slow pitch baseball and swimming, and loved to camp and fish. David also attended and served in the St. Magloire’s Anglican Church in Drumheller, as well as St. John’s Anglican Church in Duncan.
David will be greatly missed. For his friends and family in BC, a Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, 486 Jubilee Street, Duncan, BC. For friends and family in AB, David’s Memorial Service and Interment in Drumheller will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Condolences to the family of Raymond Egert



August 7, 1938 - March 9, 2023

Raymond was born on August 7, 1938, and grew up on a farm near Edberg, Alberta. He left the farm to attend the University of Alberta to pursue a career in teaching. He taught in Meeting Creek and Edmonton before moving to Drumheller. Raymond devoted over 30 years of his life teaching at the Drumheller Composite High School. Raymond and his wife, Esther, retired to Airdrie in 2010.
Raymond enjoyed volunteering at the church playing the piano and organ, teaching Sunday School, and serving as a Board Member. He also volunteered at the nursing home, with the Badlands Passion Play, and as a host & disc jockey for a Christian Radio Program. Raymond loved travelling, listening to music, and attending many family gatherings.
Raymond will be sadly missed by his wife of 49 years, Esther, three daughters, Karen (Greg) Schindel, Shelley Peckford, and Denise (Scott) McCrea, six grandchildren, as well as a large circle of family members.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at BP Church (16 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary) or by live stream at

Condolences to the family of Norman Dale Burskov


Norman Dale

May 27, 1947 - March 4, 2023

On March 4, 2023, Norman Burskov passed away at the age of 75.
Norman was born in Calgary to Chris and Phyllis Burskov and grew up in the Dalum area. He did most of his schooling in Dalum and left early to go to work. In the early years he farmed and went trucking in his 20’s. In the mid-70’s he moved to Edmonton and began trucking full-time between Alberta and British Columbia. In 1984, he put his truck on with Bitterroot International and later V Graham & Sons Trucking where he saw most of North America through his windshield. In 2012, he retired for health reasons and in 2020, he moved back to Drumheller to be close to family. He is predeceased by his parents Christian and Phyllis Burskov. He is survived by his brother Allen (Ivan) Burskov (Donna), his nephew Craig Burskov (Shawna), his niece Sarah Barton (Luke), their daughter Lilia, as well as the many friends he made over the years who are scattered across North America.
There will be a get-together to celebrate Norman at the Dalum Community Hall on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.