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Last updateFri, 19 Apr 2019 10am

Condolences to the family of Darren James Craig



Darren James

November 10, 1974 - Drumheller, AB
December 20, 2018 - Cranbrook, BC

Darren James Craig was born on November 10, 1974 in Drumheller, AB and passed away December 20, 2018 in
Cranbrook, BC at the tender age of 44 years after a very lengthy illness. Darren leaves behind his life partner of 21 years Melanie Fitka and their five children: Foster, Madelyn, Eliza, Benjamin and Faith. He also leaves behind his mom, Leslie (Tink) Craig (Larry Poland) of Drumheller; his brother, Shaun and his family, Tracie, Allisen and Morgen of Valleyview, AB and Mckenzie of Clive, AB; his sister, Danielle and her daughters Rylee and Parker of Red Deer. Darren is also survived by Melanie’s sisters Stephanie (Colin) of Calgary; Ashley (Roy) of Cranbrook and nieces and nephew Taina, Taylor, Zander and Ava. Darren is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins and his many, many friends in Cranbrook, Calgary and Drumheller. Darren was a wonderful person who was willing to help anyone in any way that he could. He was a most loving, caring and kind person with one of the best hearts ever. His love for the outdoors such as hiking and swimming, the sun, the mountains, his pets and animals in general were very well known. And he loved music! Darren was employed for quite a few years by Culligan in Cranbrook where he came into contact with so many customers who thought of him as almost family. Darren will be cremated and a tree will be planted in his honour at a place of Melanie’s choosing. We all would like to thank the doctors and staff of the ICU and 3rd floor at the East Kootenay General Hospital and the doctors and staff of the Vancouver General Hospital ICU for the kindness and care they have shown Darren and his family over these many months. Also to Teresa and Margaret for being such wonderful friends of Melanie, Darren and family and to the many, many caring families Darren came in contact with as a “Culligan Man”! In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Darren’s name to a charity of the donor’s choice. There will be a Celebration of Life for Darren on the May long weekend at Wycliffe Park outside of Cranbrook. Danielle will keep everyone updated through Facebook. Mark Memorial Community Funeral Home in Cranbrook is in charge of

Condolences to the family of Agnes Irene DeMott



Agnes Irene

June 9, 1936 - Drumheller, Alberta
December 19, 2018 - Calgary, Alberta

Agnes Irene DeMott of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the age of 82 years.
Agnes and Gene enjoyed over 20 years of retired life together on Kootenay Lake, where they built their
retirement home. Agnes will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister and aunt. There are no words that can describe the sorrow and feelings of loss and the love that her passing leaves behind. Agnes is survived by her
daughter Suzette DeMott, her sons Cal, Doug and Scott (Laura) DeMott, seven grandchildren and eight great-
grandchildren, two brothers Dick (Roberta) Smeal and Ralph (Sherry) Smeal, three sisters Joyce Burnham, Helen McConathy and Lorna (John) Simpson as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Agnes was predeceased by her husband Gene DeMott on March 12, 2016 and her youngest brother Don Smeal. A private service with family and close friends will be held at a later date, Condolences may be forwarded through The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the caregivers at Evanston Grand Village and Carewest George Boyack Care Centre. In living memory of Agnes DeMott, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

Condolences to the family of Winifred Rowe


Winifred Ivy
October 27, 1926
Lewisham, England
December 5, 2018
Calgary, Alberta

Winifred “Winnie” Rowe of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the age of 92 years. Winnie’s  first job was at the CIBC in Drumheller, after that she worked for the Alberta Government right up until she retired. Winnie had a passion for darts and golf and could play a mean game of crib. She stayed very active right up until her passing; occupying her time playing cards with her friends and participating in crib tournaments both in the city and the surrounding areas. Winnie was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her friends and family were very important to her and she maintained consistent contact with each and every one of them. Winnie is survived by her children, Barbara, David and Darlene, and Ken and Carrie; her grandchildren, Benjamin, Joshua, Stephanie, Dillon, Jessie, Kayden, and Janessa; and great-grandchild Aubreigh; and her sisters-in-law Marion, Edith, and Enid and Bill. She was predeceased by her husband Archie Rowe; son Brian Meyers; and by her brothers, William Stainton, John Stainton, and Bob Stainton. As per Winnie’s wishes no formal services will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through In living memory of Winnie Rowe, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB, T2A 3V9, Telephone: 403-248-8585.