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Last updateMon, 14 Oct 2019 1pm

Condolences to the family of Joann Gladys Baldassi



Joann Gladys

August 11, 1945 - August 13, 2019

With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Joann Gladys Baldassi our loving Mom, Grammy, Sister and friend.
Joann is lovingly remembered by her two sons Aaron Baldassi and Jai (Katrina) Conners, her four grandchildren Devon Conners, Shalynn Wilkinson, Shelby Conners and Jace Conners, her brother Larry (Sandy) Whittiker and all her friends who were near and dear to her. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Joann was born in Lethbridge, AB before her and her family moved to Nanaimo, BC. She later married and had two wonderful boys, Aaron and Jai that became her entire world. Once the boys had left home she had the opportunity to move around, she lived in Nova Scotia with Aaron and in Fort McMurray with both boys before moving to Lethbridge to get back to her roots. After
getting back to her roots, she made the choice to move to Drumheller to be closer to her family and grandchildren. She got to spend a couple years enjoying her family and fun times with friends. She loved nights by the fire, going out dancing, drinks with friends and as always her family. No matter what she had going her family always came first. We always looked forward to the early morning or late evening phone calls just to chat, they will be greatly missed. She passed peacefully surrounded by family and more love than anyone could imagine.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday,September 7, 2019 at the Drumheller Royal Canadian Legion, 295 Centre Street, at 3:00 p.m.

Condolences to the family of Randy Robert Raisbeck

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Randy Robert

July 15, 1957- August 1, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Randy on August 1, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, surrounded by his family.
Randy was born on July 15, 1957 to Mary and Grant Raisbeck in Calgary. Randy began school in Calgary, and after his family moved to the family farm near Morrin, he completed his schooling at Morrin School.
After high school, Randy began his lifelong career as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed campfires and spending time with family and friends.
Randy was predeceased by his son Shane, his father Grant, his sister Connie, and two nephews, Justin Bremer and Sheldon White.
Randy leaves to cherish his memory, daughter Danielle (Jamie), son Jeremy, grandchildren Zachary and Kaedence, mom Mary (Don) Jackson, his siblings: Brenda (Tom)
Devaleriola, Clay Raisbeck, Kathy (Gord) Sinclair, Margie (Laverne) Bremer, Deedee (Calvin) Fabian, Anna Marie Raisbeck, Tracy Raisbeck, and numerous nieces and
nephews and a lifetime of friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Randy on August 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Morrin Community Hall. The family invites everyone to stay for lunch and share their memories of Randy.

Condolences to the family of James Barrie Hoover



James Barrie

September 30, 1957 - August 18, 2019

With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of James Barrie Hoover on August 18, 2019. Born September 30, 1957 in Hanna, AB to his loving parents Howard and Helen. Barrie grew up on a farm north of Delia and always loved the people, animals and the land. He attended school in Majestic, Delia and Edmonton. A loving husband and a proud father. He owned and operated Northside Garage in Delia for a number of years, also he was the councilman for Division 5 of Starland County from 2004-2017, also serving as reeve. A dedicated member of the local organizations, he was a Delia and Craigmyle volunteer firefighter, on Delia Community Centre Board, Craigmyle Historic Society and many others. He was an avid curler, a 4H dad, a friendly face and someone always willing to lend a helping hand.
Barrie is survived by his loving family; wife Janice, children Michelle and William, brother Stephen (Linda),
sister Karen (Geoff), sister-in-law Pat, mother-in-law Pearl Kolasko, man’s best friend, his dog Trixie and aunts,
nieces and nephews he adored. He was predeceased by his parents Helen and Howard, and brother Arthur. He will be remembered for his big personality and great sense of
humor. A celebration of his life will be held Friday,
August 23 in the Delia Community Centre at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Diabetes Canada.