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Condolences to the family of Grace Maryetta Sweep


Grace Maryetta

March 27, 1953 - December 6, 2021

It is with deep sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved sister Grace Maryetta Sweep. She was born March 27, 1953…3rd daughter to Eileen and Ray Sweep of Delia, Alberta. She passed away in Stettler Hospital palliative care on December 6, 2021, with her four sisters by her side. Maryetta was born with many challenges and obstacles to overcome but she was forever a “trooper” with every issue that was presented to her. Our sister was kind, affectionate, had a unique sense of humor and always totally accommodating. Her non-verbal communication didn’t stop her from making herself understood in all the important issues.
We all loved her so much.
Maryetta was predeceased by her mom Eileen Sweep in 2001 and her dad Ray Sweep in 2004. She will be forever remembered and sadly missed by her sisters: Doreen (Marcel) Sabourin; Lynda (Harry) Hewson; Norma Sweep and Edna Wolfe as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Maryetta’s sisters wish to send heartfelt thanks to our family and friends for their prayers and their continued love and support through this journey. To the EMTs, the staff at the Red Deer Hospital and the Stettler hospital palliative care, we appreciated your compassion so very much.
A very special thanks to the Drumheller D.A.R.T.S care givers who for many years provided a wonderful home for Maryetta.
If desired donations may be made to D.A.R.T.S. (Drumheller And Region Transition Society), Box 1447, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y0, or to STARS Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7.
A graveside service was held on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at the Mountain View Cemetery in Calgary Alberta. To watch the recording of the service please go to, and click on the link on Mary’s obituary.

Hanna Funeral Services Ltd. has been entrusted with the care and arrangements, 403-854-5956,

Condolences to the family of Michael Mathew Michalevich


Michael Mathew

July 22, 1930 - December 1, 2021

It is with heavy hearts and sadness that we announce the passing of our family patriarch, Michael Mathew Michalevich, at the Drumheller hospital on December 1st, 2021 at the age of 91 years, 4 months, 9 days.
Michael was born in Roblin, Manitoba to Michael and Annie Michalevich and was one of ten children.
On November 30th, 1955, sixty-six years ago, Michael was united in marriage to Lucille Pshyk. To this union, two children were born; son Rick and daughter Donna.
Michael worked many different jobs in several different provinces in Canada. He farmed, worked on the railway, logged in the bush, was a salesperson, a house and commercial painter, worked in the oilfield, and more. He loved working for his son Rick in the oilfield prior to retiring at the age of 77. He enjoyed gardening on the acreage in Rumsey, cutting the grass with the ride-on mower, and looking after the shop. He was also an excellent pool shark; he hardly ever lost a game. He especially treasured spending quality time with his family.
He leaves to mourn his loss; his wife Lucille, his son Rick (Michelle) Michalevich, his daughter Donna (Darrell) Curr, his grandchildren; Terry Michalevich, Christine (Lyn) Michalevich-Herman, Jamie (Danielle) Michalevich, Robin Curr (Melanie), Candace (Chuck) Babuik. He also leaves behind his great-grandchildren; Sean Michalevich (Emily), London Herman (step great-grandson), Zachary Montgomery, Alexa and Brittanna Michalevich, Kaedence Ball (step great-granddaughter) and Ethan, Riley, Lily, and Archer Babuik.
He also leaves to mourn, two sisters; Cynthia (Alexander) Anthony and Daria Harder; his brother-in-law Paul Antonuik, sister-in-law Mary Michalevich, and sister-in-law Ollie Elliott and a host of extended family members.
He was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Annie, and his siblings; Love, Vicky, Anne, Edith, Evelyn, Yvonne, and Victor and extended family members.
A very special thank you to Dr. Randolph Brock and all the nurses and staff at the Drumheller hospital for their excellent care and kindness towards our Gido during his end-of-life journey. We sincerely appreciate it.
If anyone so desires, donations may be made to the Drumheller Hospital Palliative Care Unit or to a charity of one’s choice.
As per Michael’s request, there will be no formal funeral service. A family gathering and memorial will be held in 2022. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Home of Drumheller in charge of arrangements.

Gido, you are now free from pain.
Rest peacefully and may you soar high in the sky with the angels....... until we meet again.

Condolences to the family of Joseph (Mike) Adrien Serge Michel Saulnier


Joseph (Mike) Adrien Serge Michel

May 16, 1945 - December 2, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mike after a brief illness at the Drumheller Health Centre on December 2, 2021 at the age of 76 years.
Mike was born in Montreal, Quebec and raised in New Brunswick. Mike was with the Canadian Armed Forces (RCEME) for many years. He worked as a heavy duty mechanic in
both Calgary and Drumheller. Mike enjoyed the simple things in life, he loved his wife’s cooking and baking, woodworking, puttering in his garage, spending time with family and friends, camping, watching movies and relaxing.
Mike was predeceased by his parents Rosario and Pauline Saulnier, daughter Sandra, and 2 grandchildren.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Doreen, one son Michael, two daughters Christine and Aileen, 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, two step-children Rick and Lori Plester, one brother Pete, three sisters Carole, Helen, and Christine.
At Mike’s request there will be no funeral service. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. or the Drumheller Area Health Foundation.

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