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Condolences to the family of Dennis Robert Taylor


Dennis Robert

February 16, 1942 - January 19, 2023

Dennis Robert Taylor of Calgary, AB passed away in the company of his loving wife Mavis of 60 years, and family on January 19, 2023, under the compassionate care of the team at Southwood Hospice, following a 2 year battle with cancer.
Born on February 16, 1942, Dennis cherished each of his 80 years. While he made Calgary his home, Dennis was proud of his Drumheller heritage, where his childhood memories played a large part in shaping his values and priorities. He devoted his life to providing love and
support for his family. His memory and legacy are entrusted to wife Mavis, daughter Leanne, sons Rod (Julie) and Darren (Kristi), grandchildren Nicholas, Emily, Ryan, and Bridgette. He is survived by brother Bruce (Susan) of Trail, BC, in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. Predeceased by his parents Wesley and Florence, his brother Gordon, and son-in-law Daren.
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Condolences to the family of Robert James John Clayton Dalton


Robert James John Clayton

October 16, 1958 - January 26, 2023

Robert James John Clayton Dalton passed away peacefully at the age of 64 with his family by his side on January 26, 2023. He was predeceased by his parents Rev. James & Muriel Dalton. Bob worked as a Correctional officer at the Drumheller penitentiary for 32 years. Following his retirement, he worked at the Drumheller BCF and as a Commissionaire. Bob was known to have the gift of gab. One of his favourite pastimes was to reminisce about the good ole days. He loved his Harley Road King and put more miles on it than his own vehicle. He is survived by his family; Tracey Dalton, Jeffery Dalton & Danielle, Nicholas (Kael) Dalton and Stephanie (Joshua) Eccleston as well as his four granddaughters whom he loved dearly. Bob AKA “Dinky/Stretch” will always be remembered as ONE OF A KIND!
Please join us for a celebration of life at the Badlands Community Facility, 80 Veterans Way, Drumheller on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

Condolences to the family of Phyllis May Bramley (King)


Phyllis May

May 15, 1925 - January 18, 2023

Phyllis May Bramley (King) passed away peacefully on January 18, 2023 in Drumheller, AB with her son Keith (Sheila) by her side. Phyllis was born on May 15, 1925 to Mr. and Mrs. James King on a farm located 10 miles north of Carbon. The third of five daughters, Phyllis attended Webb School until Grade 10. After school she kept busy with housekeeping, hairdressing and a number of other odd jobs for many families in Carbon. Phyllis was also employed for eleven years by the Bank of Montreal as a janitor and worked part time at the Carbon Post Office.
In 1947 Phyllis married Sydney Bramley and they made their home in Carbon. In 1959 she welcomed her son Keith into the world. Anyone who knew Phyllis knew that Keith was her world. Phyllis was active in the community and served on the Community Hall board spending countless hours on projects. One of Phyllis’s favourite past time was curling. She was an active member of the Carbon Curling Club for many years and could often be found providing delicious food and desserts for community events or the lions Club. Phyllis had a love for flowers, gardening and her pets, especially her bulldog Jerry and her cat Boots who spent many nights guarding the power pole so the neighbours’ cat wouldn’t escape. Her retirement was spent in Three Hills, Strathmore and finally Drumheller. During this time, she enjoyed making new friends and while she never considered herself old, nothing put a smile on her face more than beating someone in a game of Crib, particularly one of these “old crocks.”
Phyllis is survived by her son Keith, his partner Sheila, their family, as well as many nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her husband Sydney and sisters Ruth, Edith, Lucy, and Frances, as well as Sydney’s brothers and sisters. Phyllis’s family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the amazing staff at the Sunshine and Hillview lodges for the exceptional care they provided for Phyllis. We would also like to thank Dr. Tlhape and the ER and medical staff at the Drumheller Hospital for making her as comfortable as possible. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Drumheller & District Seniors Foundation, 696-6 Ave. E, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y5 (in memory of Phyllis Bramley).

Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.