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Condolences to the family of Geneva Gibson


Geneva Doreen

May 8, 1924 - November 5, 2018

Doreen was born in Kinmount, Ontario to George and Geneva Wood. She moved to Toronto, married Vernon Shaw and had a daughter, Linda. Widowed, she and her parents moved to Drumheller, Alberta and invested in restaurants. She married Bob Gibson and had a son Bob. In 1966 the family relocated to Courtenay where Bob worked as a sign painter and artist and Doreen worked with Roy Parker’s Hardware. Doreen and her friend Leah Johnson operated the Forbidden Plateau Lodge and ski hill concession. Later Doreen and Leah operated the concession at the curling rink. Doreen and Linda owned and operated Gibson and Gibson Catering and Treats Café. In retirement, Doreen volunteered her time with St. Joseph’s Auxiliary in the hospital gift shop. She is survived by her son Bob (Shelley), daughter Linda (Bob), and grandchildren; Lindsay (Jordon), Ty (Sarah and Coral) and Woody (Nicole) and was predeceased by grandson Curtis, parents and husbands; Vernon Shaw and Bob Gibson. Funeral Service to be held at St. John the Divine, November 17, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Condolences to the family of John Storch


John George

January 12, 1926 - November 8, 2018

With great sadness we announce the passing of the man known to many as Dad, Poppa, Bald Poppa and Uncle Johnnie. John is survived by his wife Shelley (Dolphin), daughter Diana, sons Jim (Maryann) and John and daughter Deborah (Rob). John is also survived by numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren, as well as sisters Betty Jorsvick, Elsie Larose, Linda Helmer and brother Richard (Mavis) and a multitude of nieces and nephews. Extended family Ray Vermette (sons Rod and Shane} and Wendy (Dale) Yearous. John was predeceased by wife Eve (nee Thompson) and sons Gordon and Ted. Sisters Laura (Harold), Helen (Leonard), Clara (Vance), Alma (Bob) and brothers Colin (Irene) and Georgie. John’s passions in life included a vast array of interests and careers including mechanics, pipelining, driving a grader and backhoe as well as driving cats, woodworking and gardening. He loved to travel and fish. His love for music orchestrating chataguas, musicals,talent contests. He loved the time spent with family, friends and neighbors visiting and playing cards. Gone, but will always be remembered as a man that was a hard worker that would always lend a hand to any in need. A Celebration of Life for John will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at The Salvation Army Community Church, 90 South Railway Avenue West, Drumheller, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army and/or the Drumheller Health Center. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Cynthia Ann Seitz



Cynthia Ann

January 28, 1965 - October 31, 2018

It is with the heaviest hearts that we announce the passing of Cynthia Ann Seitz. Cindy passed away peacefully on October 31, 2018 with her family by her side at the young age of 53 years. Cindy was born January 28, 1965 in the Drumheller Valley to Dennis Sr. & Charlotte Brunette. Cindy took all her schooling in the Drumheller Valley, graduating from D.C.H.S. in 1984. She married the love of her life Keith Seitz on August 26, 1989, the couple had a daughter in 1992, Samantha. Cindy worked at the Chiropractic Health & Wellness Centre as the Clinic Administrator and Orthotist. Cindy loved the outdoors and all it had to offer, she loved the sunshine, a real heat seeker. She travelled to many places, eventually making her second home in Mexico. Cindy enjoyed golfing, being a part of ladies’ night at the Dinosaur Golf and Country Club. Beside her loving husband Keith Seitz, she leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Samantha Pittman, son-in-law Gavin Pittman, her mom Charlotte Green, sister Carrie (Gino) Marshall, brother Dennis Jr. Brunette, mother and father in-law Susan and Vince Seitz, sister-in-law Charlene (Joe) Gallagher, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a lifetime of friends. Cindy was predeceased by her dad Dennis Sr. Brunette. Prayer Vigil Service will be held Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held for Cindy Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church with Father Fernando Genogaling as celebrant. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made in Loving Memory of Cindy to the Canadian Cancer Society (emphasis on Women suffering from Uterine and Brain Cancers). Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.