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Last updateMon, 14 Oct 2019 1pm

Condolences to the family of DeAnna Doreen Bennett (Milton)



DeAnna Doreen

September 21, 1965 Calgary, Alberta
- August 30, 2019 Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of DeAnna, our loving wife, beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and niece at the age of 53 years on Friday, August 30, 2019 at the Calgary South Campus Hospital of respiratory and heart complications.
She is lovingly remembered by her father, Ronald (Violet) Milton; husband, Reginald; son, Reginald (Jennine; grandchildren, Colten, Ann, Hayley, Isabella, Alexandra; son, Daniel (Megan) Bennett; daughter, Katrina (Shane) Gouy; grandchildren, Aspen, Emmett, Bethany; as well as brothers, Dennis, Richard, Ronald; sisters, Lenna and Laura. She was predeceased by her mother, Dorathea; sisters, Rhonda, Lorraine; and brother, Donald. She had many nieces and nephews she loved. A Celebration of Life for DeAnna Bennett will be held at the Nazarene Church in Drumheller, 627- 6 St E, on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm. There will be a private family inurnment after the reception at the Drumheller Cemetery.
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Condolences to the family of Irene Marguerite Kohut



Irene Marguerite

October 27, 1939 - August 30, 2019

Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great- Grandmother, Sister, Auntie, Sister in law and Friend, departed this world on August 30, 2019 at the age of 79 years old.
Irene was predeceased by her son John Jr. The one comfort for the family is knowing they are now together.
Irene has been a long-time resident of Drumheller. Born on October 27, 1939.
Irene will be missed by many. Irene was a very proud member of the Community of Drumheller. She always enjoyed being involved in different initiatives throughout the Valley. She was generous and giving of her time. She loved her Beta Sigma Phi ladies’ group and she was a strong support to John and the Rotary Club.
Irene and John started Hi-Way 9 Express in 1969. She treated everyone as part of her family and was loved by all who knew her as a result. Many people didn’t realize how involved she was with the Company, however, in the early years Irene and John worked side by side to get the Company going. Her pride and joy was MIK Carriers. For years people didn’t know what this meant however it was her brain child (Mrs. Irene Kohut).
Anyone who knew her, knew that she was as kind and gentle of a person as you would ever meet. It didn’t matter what hand she was dealt - didn’t matter if she got knocked down. She just took things in stride, and bounced back. She was resilient. Irene kindly cared for everybody before herself.
Irene was an amazing mother of 4 children, grandmother to 12 and great grandmother to 5. She loved them all more than anything, and was proud of them every single day. She was never happier than when she was with anyone of them, they were her world.
Irene was a wife, she spent 60 years with the love of her life, John, they married February 14, 1959. She was devoted, caring, supportive and honest. After 60 years of marriage, John and Irene still looked at each other with that little sparkle in their eyes.
Although she is no longer with us on Earth, she will always be in our hearts.
Irene leaves to mourn her beloved husband of 60 years, John Kohut. Her daughter Heather (Kelly) son Darrell (Kathy) and son Dean (Katherine). Her grandchildren Christopher Kohut, Karly Bensmiller, Kyle Kohut, Trent, Taylor, and Madison Colberg, Scott Kohut, Kristine Gillon, Jeffrey, Paige, Tyler, and Mackenzie Kohut as well as her five great grandchildren Cash, Quinn, Finley, Weston, and Mack.
Irene is also survived by her sister Carol Braunberger (Roy), brothers Ted Rounds, Jim Markle (Gwen) and cousin Paul DeCosta (Sheila), as well as special nieces, nephews, sisters in law and friends.
Irene was predeceased by son John Kohut Jr, her mother Estelle Lawrence and father Speed (Harold) Rounds. Her sister Jackie Davis, Auntie Doreen, Auntie Irene, and many other family members and friends.
A Celebration of Life for Irene will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made to Heart to Heart Society, Box 162, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0

Condolences to the family of (Big John) Makos




September 10, 1931 - August 31, 2019

John passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Hospital.
He is survived by his nephew, Rick (Gayle) Trembecky, nieces, Sandra Hajash, Susan Hajash-Johnson and nephew Don Hajash and their families.
He was predeceased by sisters Helen Trembecky and Liz Hajash.
John grew up in Star Mine (Rosedale). He played baseball for the Rosedale Midways. From there tryouts with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He went on to work for the Food Wholesale Business (West Fair Foods) in Red Deer and Edmonton, retiring to Rosedale 25 years ago.
He was an avid Blue Jays and Oilers Fan.
He will be missed by his fishing buddies - Chester Pinter and John Kakuk and a good neighbour Shirley Los.
At John’s request no service will be held.