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Condolences to the family of Linda Mary Kalbhen


Linda Mary

July 9, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our strong wife, mother, sister, grandma, great-grandma, and friend to so many. Linda passed away at the age of 76 on July 9, 2021. Linda passed peacefully at Sagewood in Strathmore surrounded by her family.
Linda grew up in Cluny where she later met the love of her life, Bill Kalbhen. Bill and Linda married in Rockyford at St. Rita’s church, and shortly after started building
their life. Together they built the Kalbhen farm (Sturgeon River Ranch) just outside of Rockyford. They blessed each other with 5 children and celebrated 54 years of marriage together.
Some of Linda’s interests included, going on cruises and holidays, baking, shopping and visiting neighbours. Most importantly though, she loved spending time with
family. Linda never missed a family event and was known to never complain. Linda was one of the strongest persons we knew and would always be the first one to volunteer for events.
Linda is predeceased by her daughter Tanya. She is survived by her husband Bill, children Margo (Mike) Comstock, Warren (Tyla) Kalbhen, Stacey (Shawn)
Wilson and Erica Kalbhen. Grandchildren Amy, Brooke, Taneil, Toni, Billi, Jayse, Kadin, Matt, Joel, Mitchell, Meleah and Great-Grandchild Nash.
A funeral service for Linda will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021 at St Rita’s Catholic Church, Rockyford at 11:00 a.m.
If friends so desire memorial donations may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society (#200, 325 Manning Rd. NE Calgary, AB T2E 2P5) or
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Condolences to the family of Doris Ada Carter


Doris Ada

January 29, 1920 - July 5, 2021

Doris Ada Carter, beloved wife of the late George Carter, passed away at the Evanston Grand Village in Calgary on July 5, 2021 at the age of 101 years. She will be remembered with love by her children: Dwight (Jacky) Carter of Calgary and Rod (Tanis) Carter of Surrey, BC; her five grandchildren: Skye (Chris), Sabrina (Raj), Daniel, Bradley, and Matthew (Maxine); and her five great-grandchildren: Atleigh, Tayla, Kailas, Rowan, and Kieran. Doris will also be sadly missed by her numerous nieces and nephews, and their spouses, children, and grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Fred and Ada Elford; her siblings: Ruth Elford, Wes Elford, Esther Elford, and David Elford; and her nephew Fred Elford. Doris was born in St. Michael’s Hospital in Lethbridge, AB. She married George Wilson Carter in June 1949 and they were blessed with two sons Dwight and Rodney. Doris obtained her B.Sc. from the University of Alberta in 1945 and a teaching degree from the University of Calgary. She worked as a dietician at Vancouver General Hospital, taught at Vermillion College, farmed with George near Michichi, AB, and taught at various schools in Calgary. Doris was very involved with the Drumheller United Church, and St. Andrew’s and St. David’s United churches in Calgary. Doris dedicated her life to helping her family, friends, acquaintances, and anyone in need. A Funeral Service will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home (Prairie View Chapel, 1605 100 Street SE, Calgary) on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. To express condolences and share memories, as well as access the link to the virtual funeral service livestream, please visit:

Condolences to the family of Ryan DeLeeuw



October 29, 1985 - July 5, 2021

Ryan DeLeeuw, father, husband, son, uncle and brother passed peacefully on July 5th, surrounded by family.
Ryan is survived by his wife Shai, his children Raechel and Ryson, his Mother Tisa (Ralph), father Mike (Micheline), brother Wes (Amy), sisters LeDawn (Edward), Kylee (Robert), Brittney (Justin), Tiffany, Carmen, Simone, and Tate. As well as numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and countless close friends that loved him fiercely. Ryan was predeceased by his daughter Maia, Uncle Rodney, Nan, Grandpa Larry, Grandpa Potvin and all maternal and paternal great grandparents.
Ryan was a devoted father and husband. He loved working on vehicles and making improvements to his yard. He was the family mechanic and was always willing to devote his time to his loved ones. Ryan enjoyed kicking back and having beers by the fire with family and friends. He had a passion for music and had it playing no matter what he was doing. He was an amazing story teller and would jump at the opportunity to bend someone’s ear. He loved to laugh and be with his family. Most of all he loved his wife and kids and would do anything to make sure they were taken care of. Ryan was an amazing person in every sense of the word. He will be missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him and his memory will live on through every life he touched.
There will be a short service Tuesday, July 13th, at the Drumheller Alliance Church, 670 7th Ave East at 10 a.m. with a luncheon to follow at 301 3rd Street, Nacmine at 2 p.m.
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements 403-823-2666.