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Condolences to the family of Robert (Bob) Gibson



Robert (Bob)

November 11, 1924 - May 14, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Charles Gibson. Bob passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 surrounded by family at the Holy Cross Manor in Calgary, Alberta. Bob was born November 11, 1924 to Bill and Moyra (Warke) Gibson in Delia, Alberta, the oldest of 6 children. Bob served in the Royal Canadian Navy in WWII as a stoker on the HMCS Algonquin (R17). Bob worked with his father running the Gibson Farm Implements Dealership in Delia and then expanded to Drumheller. He was actively involved with the Masonic Order, Royal Canadian Legion and the Elks. Bob is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Diane (John) Barich; grandchildren, Jessica (Derek) and Sarah; great grandchildren, Ty, Brody, and Avery; step-children, Jim (deceased) (Bev) and Dan (Dianne); Jim and Bev’s children, Kerry, Lori, Jamie, and Stephen (deceased) and their families; sisters, Muriel (Bill), Wilma, Norah, Freddie and their families; brother, Don (Martha); long term companion, Bette, her two sons, David (Karen) and Victor Almond and their families; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bob was predeceased by his parents and wife, Laura. Bob lived a very fulfilling and loving life and was respected and loved by many. As per Bob’s wishes, no public Memorial Service will be held. A private family Memorial Service will be held at a later date. If so desired, memorial donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, #100, 119 – 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Condolences to the family of Margaret Anne Scott (nee Shepherd)



Margaret Anne
(nee Shepherd)

March 29, 1941 - May 18, 2019

It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of their mother, after a brief battle with cancer, on Saturday morning at the age of 78 years. Marg is survived by her children, David, Terry-Lynne (Barry), Barry (Sandy), Trevor, Arlette (Trent) and Della. Lots of grandchildren, great grandchildren, her brother, Ray (Karen); sisters, Carol and Lynne (Cal), and countless other family members and friends. She was predeceased by husbands, Terry Scott and Arliegh Potter; her parents, George and Vera Shepherd; sister, Rose (aka Cindy); brother, James (Jim); and daughter in-law, Shelley Scott. Cremation has taken place with a Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of ones choice. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Condolences to the family of Wilfred George Craig Russell



Wilfred George Craig

January 26, 1946 - May 18, 2019

Wilfred George Craig Russell (Craig) of Drumheller, Alberta passed away at home with his family at his side on Saturday, May 18 at the age of 73 years. Craig was born January 26, 1946 in Drumheller, Alberta; the second of three sons, to Norman and Margaret Russell. He was brought home to the family farm, north of Drumheller, where he proceeded to spend the majority of his life. His love for farming and classic cars started as a child: pouring over vehicle and farm machinery brochures. He spent his primary school years in Munson and graduated from Morrin School. From there he went on to Olds College where he received his Agricultural Diploma. Craig was adventurous and never afraid of a challenge; he went on from college to run a garage, manage a ski hill and race stock cars in between farming. During his early 20’s he backpacked for six months across New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. Upon his return to Canada he met and fell in love with his bride of the next 45 years: Janice Marie Berg. After their marriage on January 26, 1974 they commenced farming North of Drumheller. Five years later they welcomed their first daughter, Jill; with daughter, Laura and son, Calvin following close behind. Unstoppable: Craig raised his children, ran a growing farming operation, initiated a hot air balloon company, flew an ultralight plane and learned to sail. He welcomed with open arms and quickly befriended his children’s spouses: Derek, Larry and Kassandra. His grandchildren Daniel, Addison, Emilia, Anna, Elyse, Everly and Esmae were the light of his life. He embraced new roles as ‘Papa Pirate’ and enjoyed watching dance recitals. In Manitoba, he was a proud hockey, figure skating and swim team chauffeur and cheerleader. Welcoming Craig in Heaven are his nephew Christopher Russell, parents Norman and Margaret Russell; in laws Charlie and Mrytle Berg and brother-in-law Ray Berg. Left to mourn are his wife Janice; children Jill (Derek), Laura (Larry), Calvin (Kassandra), six granddaughters and a grandson. His brothers Arthur (Maureen) and Keith (Roxanne) and numerous nieces and nephews. Neigbours across the country in Drumheller, AB; White Sands (Stettler), AB; Westlock, AB; Radium, BC; and Pilot Mound, MB will miss their visits with Craig. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Badlands Community Facility, 80 Veterans Way, Drumheller, AB at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019. To celebrate Craig’s love of classic cars the family invites all to bring their antique vehicles to park in the designated parking area by the cenotaph. Craig encouraged his wife’s passion for art and wished that donations in his name be made to the Canadian Badlands Artist Association, Box 836, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0. For Pilot Mound and area residents, donations can be made to the Pilot Mound Millennium Recreation Complex or Pilot Mound Swimming Pool (Municipality of Louise, Box 310, Crystal City, MB R0K 0N0). Live streaming will be available at

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Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.