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Last updateThu, 13 Aug 2020 12pm

Condolences to the family of Maurice Isadore Dube



Maurice Isadore

April 30, 1940 - August 1, 2020

Maurice Isadore Dube, age 80 years, passed away on August 1, 2020 at the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary, AB with family by his side. Maurice was born on April 30, 1940 in Lampman, SK to Ziphere and Harriet (Wismer) Dube.
Maurice grew up in Lampman and attended school at St. Joseph’s Academy in Forget, SK, then Wilberforce School closer to home, until grade 8 when he was needed to help out on the farm. He moved to Alberta in 1961, where he worked at numerous farm jobs and drove gravel truck for a few years.
Maurice met the love of his life Helen McMaster in 1969 and married June 29, 1974 in Drumheller. Maurice and Helen moved to the Dalum area south of Drumheller from Calgary in 1976, where they lived for many years before moving into town. He was a member of the Dalum Fire Department for a number of years.
Maurice was predeceased by his parents, Ziph and Harriet; and nephew Nolan Dube.
Maurice is survived by his wife of 46 years, Helen of Drumheller; two daughters Wendy Oliver of Edmonton and Angela (Kerry) Booth of Drumheller, one son Robert Dube of Rowley, AB, his brothers and sister, Rosemarie of Regina, SK, Leslie (Shirley) of Lampman, SK, Dennis (Diane) of Cold Lake, AB, Murray (Marg) of Medicine Hat, AB, Alvin (Mary) of Regina, SK, his grandchildren, Devon, Cody, Nasya, Samantha, Stephanie (Justin), Tamara, Tayten, Adam (Amber), Randy, Toni, and Hunter, his great-grandchildren, Austyn, Sean, Karleigh, Maci-Lynn, Star, Tatum, Kylie, Kayden, Lucas, Serenity, Emma, and Liam, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and their families.
Due to Covid restrictions a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to S.T.A.R.S.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Donold (Donny) John Demontigny



Donold John

July 9, 2020

Donold John Demontigny passed away suddenly at home on July 9, 2020 at the age of 65 years.
He is survived by two brothers, Ronald (Anna) Demontigny of Montreal, Quebec; and Frank Demontigny of Canora, Saskatchewan; five sisters Linda (Leonard) Kosar of Canora, Saskatchewan; Lillian Biffert of Drumheller, Alberta; Shirly-Ann Demontigny of Drumheller, Alberta; Nola Demontigny of Trochu, Alberta; and Tammy (Albert) Demontigny of Camrose, Alberta. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.
Donny was predeceased by his dad John Demontigny; mom Rose-Marie Demontigny; brother Lawrence Demontigny; sister Cathy Demontigny (Thompson) and his niece Rose Harrison.
Donny was a free spirit. He loved going hunting, trapping, fishing and anything outdoors. He loved his family and friends completely. He had a big heart and a great soul. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Honouring Donny’s wishes, a Celebration of Life will be held at Newcastle Beach on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Tammy at 1-780-672-2079 or Claudia at 403-821-0526.

Condolences to the family of Marie Martha Richardson



Marie Martha

February 13, 1943 - July 27, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we said goodbye to our beloved Mom, Marie Martha Richardson, of Drumheller. The four of us were with Mom when she took her last breath, passing away peacefully on July 27, 2020, just after 10 p.m. Mom was 77 years of age.
Mom was born February 13, 1943, in Brandon, Manitoba, to Laddie & Mary Marcin of Kemnay, Manitoba. She attended primary schooling in Kemnay at a Catholic Nun’s school; Mom often spoke of the “whacks across the knuckles” with yardsticks or rulers from the Nuns when she would try to use her left-hand while being forced to become right-handed. Because of this, Mom became fluent both left & right-handed, but, she also developed a talent of being able to write backwards. If you held her backwards writing up to a mirror, you could read what she wrote, perfectly.
After she left school, Mom worked at the Hamilton, Hunt Law Office in Brandon as a paralegal. Shortly after, she met the love of her life, Tom Richardson. They were married on August 31, 1963, and had 4 girls – Sherry, Lisa, Tracy & Patti. The family relocated to Govan, Saskatchewan, where Dad & Mom took over the Imperial Oil Bulk Station. It was the work with Imperial Oil/Esso that eventually saw the family once again relocate in the mid-1970’s, this time further west to Drumheller, Alberta. Mom’s 4’ 11 ¾” stature could often be seen slinging cases of oil while wearing high heels. Dad & Mom eventually left Esso, and formed Richardson’s Bulk Sales – an oilfield hauling business. After they sold the business, Mom went to work at the Legion in Drumheller. Following that, Mom worked at the Drumheller Mail, but eventually went back to work with Richardson’s Bulk Sales until she was forced to retire in 2016 due to the onset of Dementia.
Even though Dad & Mom were divorced in the early 1990’s, they became and remained friends through to their end. They loved to attend functions and events, and parties – Mom loved to get dolled up and wear pretty dresses and high heels. They enjoyed a close-knit social circle and could often be found at a neighbor’s home or hosting neighbors.
Dad & Mom loved to take the family camping. They also attended many Bingos and casino trips together, and enjoyed their travels to Las Vegas over the years. After Dad’s passing, Mom would often ask us girls to “take [me] to the office”….which was code for a Casino trip. Mom also had opportunities to experience travel to the Barbados, Mexico & Hawaii which was perfect as she loved to worship the sun.
In late 2016, Mom went to reside in the Continuing Care Unit in Drumheller. But, she was excited when she was able to move from there to the Hillview Manor in 2019, giving her freedom to enjoy more aspects of her life. Mom took ill in early/mid-July, and was moved to the Red Deer Hospital where she passed away from a number of health issues.
Mom is survived by her 4 daughters: Sherry (Jim) of Fairmont Hot Springs, BC; Lisa of Drumheller; Tracy of Drumheller; and Patti (Ted) also of Drumheller. Mom is also survived by her 8 grandchildren - Jasmine, Jordan (Mathew), Brandon (Megan), Mitchell, Brett (Brittney), Nikki, Steffanie (Scott), and Savanna; and her 9 1/2 great-grandchildren - Riley, Zoe, Alexis, Bennett, Quinn, Annabelle, Jack, Summer, Dominic, and “baby Peanut”. Mom loved every minute she spent with family, but had a great love for her grandchildren & great-grandchildren. She was famous for her cabbage rolls and meatballs, and could often be found stocking the freezers of her grandkids.
Mom is also survived by her sister, Margaret (Cecil) of Kemnay, brother Alec (Ann) of Brandon, and numerous nephews and nieces, and their families.
Mom was predeceased by her parents, Laddie & Mary, brother Stan, and ex-husband Tom.
A private family funeral service will be held.
Those who wish to make a donation in Mom’s name, may do so to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.