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Condolences to the family of Elizabeth Gail Benzon


Elizabeth Gail

July 13, 1935 - September 15, 2022

Gail Benzon passed away on September 15, 2022 at the age of 87 years. She is survived by her children Jodie (Randy) Hingst, Jacqueline (Dirk) Schmidt, Gregory (Wendy) Benzon; Grandchildren Garett, Tynesha, Erik, Ty, Bryce, Sarah, Shelby and Jaden; Great-grandchildren Koa, Rowan and Tay. She was predeceased by her first husband Peter Benzon and common-law husband Ivan Sieppert. Gail loved nature, the hills of Drumheller and viewing the wild horses of the western foothills. She was well-travelled, well-read and embraced each day.
The family would like to thank the staff at Sunshine Lodge, Hillview Lodge, Acute and Long-Term Care at the Drumheller Health Center, Home Care, Helping Hands and Dr. Moshood, all of whom provided outstanding care over the years. As per Gail’s request, there will be no funeral.

Condolences to the family of Brian George Richardson


Brian George

October 22, 1947 - September 2, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian George Richardson.
Brian passed away peacefully in Hanna surrounded by his family. He is survived by his daughter Heather Bisschop (Ben Brodeur) and his granddaughter Danica of Airdrie.
Brian was born in Eckville, AB on October 22, 1947, the fourth oldest of twelve children. He attended school in Delia, and left home at the age of 16 to pursue his adventures. Throughout his life, he tried his hand at several careers. Brian was a butcher at Central Meat Market in Hanna, spent three years in the Canadian Armed Forces, worked oil rigs on the prairies, was a maintenance foreman at the Calgary Zoo, a crane operator in the Arctic, and worked on offshore drilling rigs for his brother Nigel. He finally settled in Drumheller driving truck for Cliff’s Oilfield and then Dan’s Oilfield where he worked until he suffered a stroke in 2008.
Brian always worked hard and played hard. His one of a kind sense of humour always guaranteed that he would be surrounded by friends.
Brian spent the last several years in the Sunshine Lodge in Drumheller and was moved to the Hanna Nursing Home in June 2022.
Brian leaves to mourn his passing his ten brothers and sisters: Ann Millar, Karen Snodgrass, Rosalyn Richardson, Linda (Van) Reed, Harley (Vicki) Richardson, all of High River, Marie Kelm of Leduc, Wendy (Dale) Smigelski of Stony Plain, Wade (Bonnie) Richardson and Bradley (Karen) Richardson of Hanna, Valerie James of Drumheller, sister-in-law Nancy Liu Li of High River as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a very special niece, Kirsten Richardson of Hanna.
Brian was predeceased by his parents George and Doreen Richardson and his brother Nigel.

A private family memorial service will be held for Brian.
To send condolences please visit Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.

Condolences to the family of Jacqueline Ann Mee (nee Pollom)


Jacqueline Ann
(nee Pollom)

February 23, 1956 - September 6, 2022

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Jackie on September 6, 2022 at the Drumheller Health Centre at the age of 66 years.
Jackie was born February 23, 1956 in the Drumheller valley to Alfred and Marion Pollom. She grew up in the valley taking all of her schooling here. Upon completion of high school, Jackie moved to New Zealand where she married and had three children. Jackie returned to the valley in 1985 and settled back into valley life. She was a very private person, she had a passion for ornate décor and of course her family.
Jackie was predeceased by her father Alfred Roy Pollom.
She leaves to cherish her memory her three children Allan, Raelene, Richard and their families, her mother Marion Pollom, brother Allan (Susan) Pollom, sister Agnes (Richard) Pollom, numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Jackie’s Life will be held at a later date. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.