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Last updateWed, 22 May 2019 12pm

Condolences to the family of Mary-Annabelle (Ornburn) Armstrong




March 8, 1924 - February 11, 2019

After a fall a year ago, Annabelle had struggled with her health residing in the Drumheller Health Centre/Continuing Care where she passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 11, 2019 at the age of 94 years. Annabelle was born March 8, 1924 in Calgary, Alberta to Floyd and Julia Ornburn of Standard, Alberta. She trained as a teacher and graduated in 1943 and then taught school at the Two Bar School in Wintering Hills from 1944-1946. Annabelle met Buster (William) Armstrong when he was playing guitar at the school dance and they were married December 28, 1946. Annabelle was a very community minded lady, she did many things; wrote the weekly column for Hussar for fifteen years in many newspapers including The Drumheller Mail, she also wrote a column for gardening for a few newspapers, she was an avid gardener since childhood, travelled commercially for Fuller Brush, & Rawleigh companies, volunteered with the church in many capacities including teaching Bible Study, involved in many community events. Annabelle will be sadly missed by her family. Annabelle was predeceased by her parents Floyd and Julia, her husband of 35 years Buster, her second husband Alvin Slattery of 6 years, her daughters Pat, Susan Anne, great-granddaughter Emma, sisters; Rose, Lila Mae and Dianne. Annabelle’s legacy at the time of her passing included three sons; William Armstrong, Ben (Terry) Armstrong, Rick (Harriet) Armstrong, four grandchildren; Mamie Anne (Phil), Chris (Krista), Clay (Colleen), Jamie (Lisa) and their families, eight great grandchildren; Kylee, Cort, Orrin, Olivia, Maren, Nathan, Myja, Riley, three sisters; Hazel Calahan, Pat Wheeler, Peggy Thomson, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Community Church, Hussar, Alberta, the family wishes to invite all to come and have a time of fellowship and light refreshment at the Hussar Community Hall following the church service. If friends so desire in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Community Church or Hussar Cemetery. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Juanita May Rolff (Berg)



ROLFF (Berg)
Juanita May

July 9, 1940 - February 11, 2019

Juanita May Rolff was born in Calgary, AB July 9, 1940. At the age of two, her family moved to Drumheller in 1942 where she resided until her passing at the Drumheller Health Complex. She leaves behind her four children; Kathy (Jim), Don (Maryellen), Thomas (Stacey), Mary Lou (Steve); ten grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and her sister Bernice Llewellyn. Juanita was predeceased by her husband John in 1999, her mother Lula Gray (Dave) and father Soren Berg, her three brothers, Vernon, Ernie and Ken, as well as her granddaughter Kendra. Juanita enjoyed her years of volunteer work with the Newcastle Rec
Association, gardening, playing Bingo, collecting treasures, and spending time with family and friends. Juanita also cherished her years of babysitting neighbourhood children. At Juanita’s request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Palliative Care Unit at the Drumheller Hospital or to a charity of the donor’s choice in Juanita’s memory.

Condolences to the family of Margaret Evelyn Hourie (Woods)



Margaret Evelyn

August 21, 1930 - February 9, 2019

In loving memory of Margaret Evelyn Hourie (Woods) known by all as Evelyn. Evelyn passed away peacefully at the age of 88 at the Continuing Care in Drumheller on February 9, 2019 after a lengthy, courageous battle with Dementia. Born August 21, 1930 in Melfort, Saskatchewan to Robert and Lillian Woods she was one of 12 children. After finishing grade 11 she moved to Kamloops, B.C. where she worked as a nurse in the Tuberculosis Sanitarium. In 1952 she married Roy Hourie, they moved to Drumheller, Alberta where they bought a house in Nacmine and raised their 4 children. She leaves behind many dear and lifelong friends, along with her family: Charlotte, Barry (Linda), Debra (Maurice), Martha, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was known as Grandma to many who loved her and for her caring nature. Later on in life she was happily reunited with a son she had adopted out in 1952, Ed Jeeves... she was blessed with more grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Lillian and Robert, husband Roy of 36 years in 1989, her eldest daughter Charlotte in 2003, her eldest son Ed in 2008, her brothers Johnny, Jimmy and Charlie and sisters Ruby, Mary and Edna. Her love of music is how she met her husband - she always said she couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket but that didn’t stop her from singing. She enjoyed helping people and animals, volunteering, babysitting, baking, knitting, crocheting, playing bingo and the list goes on and on. There wasn’t much she wasn’t good at doing, and she was quick to teach anyone who was willing to learn. There will be a memorial service for Evelyn on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army Church, 90 South Railway Avenue West, Drumheller. Following the service, there will be a graveside interment at the Drumheller Cemetery. Join us at the Nacmine Community Hall where we will then be remembering Evelyn the way she would have wanted—surrounded by family and friends, with snacks and refreshments. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the healthcare professionals who have cared and taken such good care of Evelyn all these years both at the Sunshine Lodge and at the Continuing Care. Thank you as well to all who have visited and supported her throughout the years. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Salvation Army Church, P.O. Box 3097, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 in Evelyn’s memory. Finally, we want to give thanks to the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV