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Condolences to the family of Edith (Peggy) Patricia Britton



BRITTON (nee Davis)
Edith (Peggy) Patricia

October 27, 1924 - January 6, 2019

Edith (Peggy) Patricia Britton (nee Davis) passed away peacefully in her sleep January 6, 2019 at the age of 94. Born October 27, 1924 in Vancouver, BC to Jack LIewellan Davis and Molly Christina Inkster. Peggy, the oldest of four children was raised in St. Marks, Manitoba, and moved to Vancouver to attend High School and secretarial college, joining the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Upon completing school in Vancouver, Peggy returned to Manitoba to further her education by enrolling in Success Business College in Winnipeg. Following her training, Peggy worked at the Canada Revenue Agency and CP Rail in Winnipeg, where she met her future husband: Robert Britton. The two married and relocated to Alberta to begin new careers – Peggy worked at the Alberta Treasury Branch. She leaves to mourn three daughters: Sandra (Claymore) Britton, Robbie (Rod) Britton-Audy, and Donna (Jim) Vigar. Peggy’s pride and joy were her grandchildren: Justin Vigar (Lethbridge), Jordyn (Braden) Dewsbery (Drumheller), Megan Audy (Drumheller), Shae-Lynn Audy (Ottawa), and two great-grandchildren Grayson and Wyatt Dewsbery (Drumheller). Additionally, she leaves to mourn numerous nieces and nephews. Peggy was predeceased by her father in 1929, sisters Doreen and Mae in 1975 and 2001 respectively, husband Robert in 1999, and brother John in 2010. Peggy will be most remembered for the sprawling gardens she grew every year - filled with beautiful flowers and fresh vegetables, and the love she spread throughout her family. Funeral services for Peggy are Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Magloire’s Anglican Church, Drumheller, Alberta. The family is grateful for the gracious, and compassionate care offered by the staff of Continuing Care during our Mother’s stay. Donations can be made to the Drumheller Health Foundation, Recreational Therapy. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

CONDOLENCES to the family of Isabella Scott Grenier

Best Mother in the World!



Isabella Scott

February 21, 1917 - December 31, 2018

Isabella Scott Grenier (Granny) passed away in palliative care on Monday, December 31st, 2018 at the age of 101 surrounded by her loving family. Isabella is predeceased by her loving husband Henry Philip Grenier (October 9, 1978), parents Andy & Helen Armstrong, siblings Meg, Violet, Ruby, Tom as well as grandchildren Scott Heptonstall and Amanda Long. Isa is lovingly remembered by her children Philip Grenier (Pat), Elaine Heptonstall, Glenn Grenier, Darlene Shannon, grandchildren Jolene, Carrie Anne, Dale, Terry, David, Candida as well as great-grandchildren Haylea, Brayden, Azarie, Madison, Olivia, Daenen, Teagan, Meadow, Tia, Corbin, Charlie, Sam, Rowen, Ava, Brooklyn and great-great granddaughter Spencer. Isabella was born in Scotland, February 21, 1917 and came to Canada at 2 years of age on the Minadoso sailing ship. Isa’s family was her heart and joy. Her life was a living example of a great Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32, “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ”. Isa had a passion for the outdoors looking to the sky, climbing the Drumheller Valley hills, walks with her family, spending time gardening, baking, reading, going to That’s Crafty, yard sales and eating jelly beans.

If tears could build a stairway, we’d walk right
up to heaven and bring you home again.
Thank you for giving us the most wonderful
years and the most beautiful life.

And the story goes on ~
until we meet our Mother again.
We love you and miss you.

A Funeral Mass was held Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Saint Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Drumheller at 1:00 p.m. with Father Fernando Genogaling officiating. Interment followed at the Drumheller Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank Acute Care, Continuing Care, Charlotte Chernoff, your care and compassion is
much appreciated. Also, thank you to Sean and the staff at Courtney-Winters Funeral Home. If desired, memorials may be sent to Continuing Care, 351 9 Street NW, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y1.

Condolences to the family of Brian Alan Zacharuk



Brian Alan (Zach)

April 20, 1946 - December 23, 2018

Brian Alan Zacharuk (Zach) passed away peacefully, with his loving family by his side on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at the age of 72 years. Brian was born in Drumheller, Alberta on April 20, 1946 to Steve & Francis Zacharuk. Brian graduated High School in 1965, then attended carpentry training in Calgary, worked for Poole Construction and Greene Construction, and was also a devoted volunteer at the Drumheller fire department. Brian built his first home in lower Midland in 1967 where he raised his family. In 1972 he began working at the Drumheller Penitentiary.In 1979 Brian started up his own company called Brian Zacharuk Construction Ltd. and in 1983 opened a family business, Mom’s Laundry. On February 28, 1993 Brian bought the acreage for his family where he and Linda made their final home. Pig roasts, Black Label beer, Merle Haggard, activities on the river and fireworks are a few of the things Brian loved, and he always spent his days doing what he loved the most. Anyone who knew him will greatly miss the stories and his gift of knowledge. Even with his Jekyll and Hyde personality Brian was generous, hard working and loved by many. Brian is survived by his wife Linda of 53 years, his dog Clyde, his two daughters, Mary James (Randy) and Marnie Zacharuk (Bob Ball). His grandsons Dustin Zacharuk (Jennifer) and Ryan Zacharuk. His sister Blanche Laslo, brother Blaine Zacharuk (Lynne), and nephew Stephen Wilton (Vicki). We would like to send out a very special thank you to Dr. Hall, Dr. Mateer, Lisa McKenzie, Colleen MacDonald, Ryan Tracey, all the Nursing staff, housekeeping and kitchen staff, and all of you who took the time to visit and care for Brian, Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Home Lisa, Sean, and Scott. You are all loved and appreciated very much. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Drumheller Humane Society. A Celebration of Brian’s Life will be held on the July 1st, 2019 long weekend at his acreage as per his wishes.