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Condolences to the family of John Louis Alois Rauch



John Louis Alois

August 5, 1949 - June 19, 2020

John passed away on the 19th of June 2020 at 3:25 a.m. in the Red Deer hospital. His cause of death resulted from failed kidneys, a failing liver, an irregular heartbeat, multiple infections, and diabetes that had been left untreated. He passed away peacefully thanks to the help of the staff who ensured they did everything they could to make the process as painless as possible.
Due to the current time in which we find ourselves, a memorial will not be held until after the social distancing limitations are lifted.
John is survived by his sons, Daniel and David Rauch, his foster son Tim Ryder, his brother Herman Rauch (Lorna) and many, many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
John was born on the 5th of August 1949 and grew up on the family farm in the Handhills of Alberta. Attended SAIT University in Calgary and left with over a hundred credits. Eventually he met the love of his life, Colleen Lenore Luyendyk and they married on the 6th of June 1992 and remained married until Colleen’s death in 2010.
Over the course of his life John did a multitude of things, including, bee keeping, working the oil rigs, rock cutting, hunting, trapping, blowing rocks and beaver dams for the area, as well as farming pigs, cattle, grains, and hay during his lifetime. He loved to tell stories about his life experiences and anyone willing to listen to him would soon find themselves pulled into a conversation. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, a beloved father, and an avid storyteller.

Condolences to the family of Ita Jeanette Bulechowsky



Ita Jeanette

September 5, 1941 - June 23, 2020

It is will heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Ita Jeanette Bulechowsky of Drumheller, Alberta. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 23, 2020.
Ita’s childhood was spent swimming and exploring the local hills. She attended the Drumheller Composite High
School. Ita raised four boys on her own and was a great provider, sometimes working three or four jobs, or hunting for food to make ends meet. She enjoyed a successful career for Corrections Canada and received awards for her dedication and 30 years of service. Ita was one of the first female living unit officers in Canada in an all-male institution. In her later years Ita enjoyed reading, travelling and spending time with family and friends. All of her grandchildren fondly remember summers with Grandma.
Ita will be lovingly remembered by family and friends. Her four sons; David, Rick, Corey and Heath. Grandchildren; Michael (Mary), Ryan, Nichole (Arkadiusz), Brandy (Tyson), Jordan, Christopher (Jessica), Melissa, Michelle, Matthew, Bryanna (Robert) and Brandon, great grandchildren; Peyton, Olivia, Elias, Kazius, and Julianna, sister May (Bill) Anderson as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family.
Ita was predeceased by her husband Billy Bulechowsky, parents Harry & Eva Coyle and sisters Ellen Hansen and Patricia Olsen.
There will not be any funeral services at this time, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alberta Children’s Hospital or the charity on ones’ choice.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Florence Jeanette Neilsen



Florence Jeanette

June 20, 2020

Florence Jeanette (Jan) Neilsen passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020. She is lovingly remembered by her son, Bradley (Michelle); granddaughter, Katie; and grandson, Chad. She was predeceased by her husband, John “Jack”; parents, Margaret and George Fuller; sister, Lorraine; and brother-in-law, Fred. She graduated from the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute where she enjoyed being on the student’s council and being involved in the band, drama club, and various sports activities. She was active in volunteer work serving many years on the Drumheller Public Library Board. After a long career as a legal secretary, she became involved in a successful sales career in Tupperware sales and considered many of her hostesses her best friends. She will always be remembered for her pleasant demeanor and kind generous nature. A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and current AHS regulations will be followed. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

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