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Condolences to the family of Edna Marilyn Hay (Gibson)


Edna Marilyn

March 22, 1941 - March 19, 2023

It is with profound sadness and deep loss that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend Marilyn Hay on March 19, 2023, just shy of her 82nd birthday.
Marilyn was born and raised in the district of Carbon, Alberta. She lived in Fort St. John for several years and later returned to Carbon to raise her family. While her greatest love and pride was her children, she also had a great respect for all living things and those around her. Marilyn will be remembered for her kind and giving nature, benevolence, honesty, and fairness. She always respected the opinions and views of those around her, was quick to help others, often putting herself second. She had a wonderful and down-to-earth sense of humour and was never afraid to laugh at herself first. Marilyn will also be remembered for her strong work ethic and her ability to face and overcome any adversity or challenge. In the later years, she stoically faced several health challenges, always moving forward as best she could and never complaining. Marilyn will be most remembered for her profound sense and love of her community and her great appreciation for her family and friends.
Marilyn is lovingly remembered by her children Laurie Tomalty (John), Darcy Lesperance (Maria), Beverly McKeage, Harold Hay (Toni), Roy Hay (Cora-Leah), Jody Folland (Randy) as well as fourteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, sister Pat Stevenson (Tom), brothers Bill Gibson (Sheila) and Jim Gibson (Wendy), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Marilyn was predeceased by her husband Roy, daughter Debbie, mother Edna, father Bill and brothers Larry and Allen.
Special thanks to the staff at the Three Hills Health Centre for their kindness and compassionate care of Marilyn in her last days. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Carbon Community Centre on March 31, 2023 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Three Hills and District Palliative Care Society, P.O. Box 1595, Three Hills, Alberta T0M 2A0 are greatly appreciated.

Condolences to the family of Leonard (Len) George Kleinschroth


Leonard (Len)

October 11, 1956 - March 22, 2023

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Len at Drumheller hospital on March 22, 2023, surrounded by his family.
Len was born and raised in Edmonton. Graduate HS at Bonnie Doon. Len ventured out of Edmonton, and worked with the Alberta Transportation Highways Department in Drumheller. Len worked at E.O. Parrys and Sharp’s Pontiac Buick. During this time, Len received his Automotive Mechanic licence at SAIT. From there, he worked at PLRD as a bus mechanic for 35 years. Retired July 31, 2022.
Len enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His door was always open for people to come and visit. Len was a kind, loving man with a big heart. He had a great sense of humour. Len had a contagious laugh and always had a quirky remark to make people laugh. He always let people know what was on his mind, whether you liked it or not.
Forever remembered by his wife Janet of 47 years, his son Randy and his Daughter Terena and a special Granddaughter Josalyn (Noisy).
Len leaves behind his siblings John (Gwen) Kleinschroth, Barb McIntosh, Donna (Jim) Duke, Arlene (Charlie) Letkeman, Brian Kleinschroth, brother-in-law Ted Avramenko, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mom and dad, John and Sylvia Kleinschroth, mother and father-in-law, Austin and Dora Lewis and a sister-in-law Geri Avramenko.
As per Len’’s request, there will be no celebration of life. A family get-together will be held at a later date.
The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses of acute care at the Drumheller Hospital for the compassionate care given to Len.
in lieu of flowers, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to Stars or a charity of your choice in memory of Len.

Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 40-823-2666.

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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