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Last updateSat, 15 Feb 2020 10am

Condolences to the family of Grover Latham (Skip) Hampton



Grover Latham

July 19, 1932 - December 17, 2019

Grover Latham (Skip) Hampton passed away peacefully on December 17, 2019 after saying good-bye to his family at the Drumheller Hospital.
Skip will be missed by his wife Muriel, daughter Michele (Steve Johnston), grandchildren Chloe and Luke, sister Judy (Jim) Milne and numerous other in-laws, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his mom Lilah, dad Prather, sister Vee, brother Dawn, brother LeVern, infant sister Darlene, nephew Larry McKee, nephew Neil Hampton as well as other in-laws, relatives and friends.
Skip was born on July 19, 1932 in Drumheller. Most of his life was lived in Rowley except for his memorable high school years in Red Deer and the last 6 years in Drumheller.
Skip and Muriel were married on March 17, 1967. They lived just north of Rowley where they raised their daughter Michele. Skip was always involved in Rowley/Rumsey community activities.
Skip farmed for many years. He had cattle for many of those years and grew crops his entire farming life. Even in his later years he enjoyed going for a drive to check out the crops.
Skip loved his family and was thrilled with the births of his grandchildren and hearing about their activities and antics.
Skip loved visiting both with old and new friends. He always had a story, a joke or a song to share with others and enjoyed a good time.
Skip’s life challenges were completed, fulfilled and achieved.
Special thanks to Dr. Olfert, the staff at Hillview Lodge and the staff at the Drumheller Hospital for their exceptional care.
Please join us in celebrating Skip’s life at the Rowley Community Hall on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Share a story, share a song and visit.
If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made to Drumheller and District Seniors Foundation for services for seniors at Hillview Lodge.

Condolences to the family of Alba Mary (Bonnie) Bonaguro



Alba Mary

May 27, 1919 - December 10, 2019

Miss Alba Mary (Bonnie) Bonaguro, a longtime resident of the Drumheller Valley passed away on December 10, 2019 in the Continuing Care (Drumheller Health Centre) at the age of 100 years.
Bonnie was born May 27, 1919 in Drumheller, Alberta to Arthur & Amelia Bonaguro. She grew up in the valley, upon completion of high school Bonnie entered into the Nursing Program. She became a Registered Nurse in 1944, working in various places; Victoria, Penticton, Revelstoke. Bonnie finished her career in Drumheller. She helped many people over her career.
Bonnie was predeceased by her parents Arthur & Amelia Bonaguro, two brothers Nick, Caesar, and one sister Val Sandino.
Bonnie is survived by her nieces and nephews, she will be dearly missed by her loving family.
Funeral Mass will be held Friday, December 20, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church with Father Lukas Drapal as celebrant. Interment to follow at a later date. The family invites everyone to join them
for lunch immediately following the mass at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Hall.
If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the charity of ones’ choice.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Margaret Thereasa Anne (Mokosak)



Margaret Thereasa Anne

March 30, 1949 - November 27, 2019

Margaret Thereasa Anne (Mokosak) Trentham passed away peacefully with her family at her side on November 27, 2019 at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary, Alberta.
Marg.... Our Mom, Nan, wife, aunt, amazing friend, nurse, fashionista, traveller, domestic goddess, cheerleader, warrior, free spirit, gardener, hairdresser, cake decorator, multitasker... was born to Helen and Carl Mokosak on March 30, 1949 in Blairmore, AB.
Marg was the youngest of three children, she was pre-deceased by her mom, dad, sister Mary, and brother Carl, nephew Dave Mokosak, Harold and Audrey Trentham and Murray (Moe) Trentham.
Marg is survived by her husband Alfred (Dick), daughter Cory (Dwayne) Rowland, daughter Shantel Trentham, son Rich Trentham (Nicole McAvany) and daughter Audrey (Justin) Kurek. Grandchildren Caitlyn Rowland (Andy Macdonald), Mat Rowland (Marinna McDougall), Cole Kurek, Nola Kurek, Laura (Mike) Jarvis, Joyce Mokosak, Tommy Craven, Laura (Steve) Fowler, Alan Craven, Sheila Craven, Carl (Dee) Mokosak, John (Alisa) Mokosak, Michelle (Dennis) Schoonderbeek, Brad (Robin) Jarvis, Vicki (Dallis) Ziegler and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mom/Nan loved life, each day was a gift and she lived it to the fullest. Her family was her proudest achievement.
Mom trained as an LPN at the Calgary General Hospital, she graduated in 1968. She met Dick and moved to Drumheller following her graduation. Mom epitomized the definition of a nurse, she brought professionalism, empathy, compassion, knowledge and skill to every patient. Nursing for mom was not a job, it was a calling and she loved every day, she took a position at the Drumheller General Hospital on the surgical and obstetrics unit.
Mom transferred from the hospital to Home Care where she remained employed. AHS honoured mom for her 50 years of service. They asked her to do a video which was filmed on October 25, 2019 following her third immunotherapy treatment for stage 4 bladder cancer.
Mom and dad were married on November 23, 1968. The Coalminer’s Daughter from the mountains became a farmer’s wife, they built a house in the same yard as our grandparents outside of Morrin in 1973, where they raised their 4 children. Mom became a huge part of the Sunbeam and Morrin communities. No one visited the farm without receiving mom’s amazing hospitality which always included a home cooked delicious meal.
Mom loved her family, her friends and of her favorite destinations was with her daughters to their vacation home in Florida. She also loved Thunderhoof Ranch her and Dad bought outside of Wasa, BC. Mom loved her Brazilian Family, cruising in her convertible, golfing, going to the casino, Texas Hold’em with the ladies and the odd glass of Merlot.
Special thanks to Dr. Marty Duffy, Dr. Tina Cheng, Dr. Trevor Haines, Lance and the staff of Unit 82 and Dr. Jain.
Please join us in Celebrating Mom’s life!
Catholic Mass at 11 a.m. at the Drumheller St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on Monday, December 9, 2019. Reception to follow at the Badlands Community Facility.
In lieu of flowers, we are accepting donations for the Marg Trentham LPN Scholarship Fund.