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Condolences to the family of Marjorie Ann Olsen


Marjorie Ann

July 29, 1938 - April 15, 2021

On April 15, 2021, at the age of 82, Marjorie Ann Olsen (nee Lowe) passed away with her loving husband by her side at the Olds Hospital. Born July 29, 1938 in Drumheller. She was the third daughter of John (Jack) Lowe and Ethel Johnson.
The family moved around, but Mom was raised in the Michichi, Rowley and Rumsey area. When they lived southwest of Rumsey, Mom and her two sisters went to the Two Valley School. There were no school buses back then so she rode her horse to school every day. This is where her love of riding came from and she competed in the
local rodeos in the Rumsey area in the barrel racing, pole bending and stake racing gymkhana events. In 1956, she married David Newton and soon after Keith, Cindy and Deb were born. In 1971, her and Dave divorced and she married Orville Olsen in 1972 and they welcomed their daughter Stacey whom was born the following year.
Marjorie and Orville would have been married for 49 years this coming May. They lived in Olds until 1997, then moved to Delburne for about 10 years, then made the move to Burstall, SK. They moved to Medicine Hat when their health started failing and they had one final move back to Olds three years ago. In her younger years, she enjoyed curling and was a member of the Rumsey Rodeo Club. Later in life, she loved watching sports on TV, especially curling and hockey. Besides enjoying her grandchildren and their sports, she loved gardening, baking and crafting.
Christmas was a sight to behold in her house and after Dad retired, they started working on the yard. She was so happy when she won Best Decorated Yard in Burstall. Mom spent hours birdwatching and knew every bird that was in her yard. She loved camping and the trips to Kananaskis Country. If she couldn’t get somewhere without taking her trailer, she didn’t want to go. She hated flying and the only way she would get on a plane was if they gave her a drink when she did! Marjorie will be loving remembered by her husband Orville Olsen; children Keith (Heather) Newton, Cindy (Jim) Krywcun, Debbie Newton and Stacey (Tim) Goett; grandchildren Randi, Michael, Derek, Dallas, Phaedra and Andreas; great-grandchild Andrew; sister Joyce Primrose and many nieces and nephews.
We’d like to thank her doctors - Dr. Duong and Dr. K. Dykin. Due to current health restrictions, the family will be having a private gathering. If you would like to remember Marjorie with a donation, you can donate to or Rumsey Junior Curling Program, c/o Rumsey Ag Society.
Heartland Funeral Services in care of arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Kayla Gail Lindsell (nee Rose)


Kayla Gail
(nee Rose)

November 19, 1991 - April 10, 2021

Kayla Gail Lindsell (nee Rose), beloved wife of Logan Lindsell, passed away in Drumheller on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the age of 29 years.
As a result of the restrictions regarding COVID-19 and the government recommendations, a private funeral service was held at the Christian Community Church,
415 - 4 Avenue, Burdett on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. Burial followed at the Burdett Cemetery.
Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
Due to the fact that in person attendance at the service was limited and by invitation only, those who wish to view the service may do so by visiting Kayla’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the ‘service video recording’ link.
Kayla leaves to cherish her memories, her best friend and beloved husband Logan; her parents Ken and Charlene Rose; siblings Melissa (Jered) Neufeld, Nathan (Whitney) Rose and their two children Adalynn and Harlan. She is also survived by her in-laws Andy and Sandra Lindsell; brother-in-law Colton (Deanna) Lindsell and their two children Bentlee and Julian, sister-in-law Mikayla Lindsell (Alex Kinsey) and brother-in-law Austin Lindsell.
She was predeceased by her grandparents Ron and Norma Lane and Stan and Jean Rose.
Kayla was born in Medicine Hat, on November 19, 1991. She was raised in Burdett where she attended Burdett School from kindergarten through grade nine before going to Senator Gershaw for her high school years. She was a country girl at heart and had a deep love for sports and played volleyball and basketball throughout her school years. As an adult she was excited to be a part of the coaching team for the U17 girls volleyball team in Drumheller.
Following high school, Kayla moved to Medicine Hat for a year of work before heading to post secondary school in Red Deer. While working at Future Shop, she met Logan, the love of her life. Their relationship grew and they started dating in February 2011. Logan and Kayla have been together for ten years and were married July 4, 2020.
Kayla was the most beautiful person to grace this earth. If you were fortunate enough to know her, you know she was one of the most selfless people you will ever meet. She always put everyone above herself. She loved so deeply and unconditionally. Her smile could light up the darkest of places and her laugh was the sweetest music. She was the little bit of crazy everyone needs in their life. She would make you laugh on the darkest of days. She was the person that loved being with family and friends every chance she got.
Kayla will be dearly missed by all the Rose and Lindsell families as well as her For Sight Vision Centre family, the U17 girls volleyball team and all her friends.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Kayla’s name may be made directly to HALO Air Ambulance, 12, 49 Viscount Avenue SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G4 (
Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber, AB in care of arrangements. 403-223-1998

Condolences to the family of Lawrence John 'Larry' Sept


Lawrence John

November 17, 1932 - April 8, 2021

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Mr. Lawrence John ‘Larry’ Sept at the Red Deer Hospice in Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the age of 88 years. Larry was born on November 17, 1932 in Leader, Saskatchewan, to Henry and Elizabeth Sept. Larry was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend of many. He accepted the role of all these facets of life with love and passion. His greatest passion was his family. He proudly watched his children and grandchildren become involved in figure skating, hockey, baseball, or marching bands. He enjoyed camping, curling, travelling, card games and whatever sport was playing on TV. He was also a member of the Lions Club and the Masonic Lodge. Larry and Marilynn were the life of the party and could cut a mean rug. They were often the first ones on, and the last ones off, the dance floor. Larry fancied himself as a pancake connoisseur. A typical Saturday or Sunday morning would have everyone waking up to the sweet smell of Fox Valley Sausage roasting in the oven and a vat of pancake batter on the counter. Family and friends can all recall congregating in the kitchen for this specialty breakfast; and he would not relinquish the flipper until the last of the batter hit the griddle. Larry spent most of his early working years as a Station Agent for the CPR, and was transferred between many locations across Alberta. He would pack up the family possessions in a Box Car, and they would magically appear in front of the next Station. This type of nomadic life resulted in an abundance of friends from all over. He transferred to Pan Canadian Petroleum in Drumheller, until his retirement in 1992. A final move was made to Red Deer in 2002. It’s hard to explain, in so few words, how loved Larry was. He was surrounded by a large number of family and friends. He was our example of how to love without judgment and how to love life’s simple joys; such as a Rueben and a beer on a hot day, shared with a smile. Life was good! Larry will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Marilynn of Red Deer, Alberta; his children, Les (Pamela) Sept of Vernon, British Columbia, Sheldon (Heather) Sept of Lethbridge, Alberta, Lynn (Dave) Smith of Castlegar, British Columbia and Sandy (Darryl) Witcher of Olds,
Alberta; his fourteen grandchildren, his nine great-grandchildren and his great great grandchild. Larry will also be sadly missed by his brother, Henry (Blanche) Sept of Leader, Saskatchewan and his sister-in-law, Alma Sept of Calgary, Alberta; as well as numerous family members and dear friends. Larry was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Elizabeth Sept; his brothers, Ray and Alfred; his sisters, Esther Loewen and Emma Jackson and a son-in-law, Dick Thomson.

Cremation entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta.
If desired, Memorial Donations in Larry’s honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society at Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium,
6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.