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Last updateWed, 26 Jan 2022 2pm

Condolences to the family of Wanda Marilyn Fournier


Wanda Marilyn

March 2, 1957 - December 29, 2021

Wanda Fournier beloved wife of Gordon of 41 years quietly departed with her loving children and family by her side on December 29th, 2021 at the age of 64 years.
Wanda was born on March 2, 1957 to Ken and Evelyn Wilton in Drumheller, Alberta. Wanda was the oldest of Ken and Evelyn Wilton’s children, followed by Christine Wilton, Larry Wilton and Tim Wilton. Wanda’s lifetime passions were her family and her volunteer work for the community. The Titans Football Club will dearly miss her dedication and smiles. She was well known for her kindness and warm soul. One of her favourite jobs was bus driving for over 20 years. She left us beautiful memories to always cherish. Her love for her family is unforgettable. Wanda enjoyed spending time with her three grandchildren. She loved her penguins and she enjoyed baking, sewing, loved telling stories of her road trips all over Alberta and coast to coast. Her beautiful heart and her boundless love will be greatly missed.
Wanda was predeceased by her parents.
Wanda will be remembered and cherished by her loving husband, her children Jennifer Fournier, Kenneth Fournier, Valerie Fournier, Candice Fournier, along with her beloved and treasured grandchildren Mickia Fournier, Chalyce Olsen, Lydia Olsen, her siblings Christine, Larry, Tim and their families. Also surviving Wanda are numerous extended family members and a lifetime of friends.
There will be no formal funeral service held for Wanda.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Stanley Donald John Marshall


Stanley Donald John

1944 - 2022

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Stanley Donald John Marshall at the age of 77. Stan passed at home surrounded by his family. He was born to Mike and Maude Marshall, October 27, 1944, at the Hanna Hospital, eldest of four children. He was raised on the family farm and attended Georgetown School and Delia School. Stan graduated from SAIT with a certificate in Agricultural Mechanics.
Stan met his wife, Lorelee McKenzie, when he was admitted to the Hanna Hospital for an operation. After a brief courtship, they were married in August 1968. They had four children and spent the next 53 years raising family and enjoying life.
He worked most of his adult life farming with his dad and his brother, Paul. After retiring, he took a position at Olds College teaching mechanics and carpentry. He loved to visit with friends at Luke’s and putter in his shop.
Stan loved his family first and foremost. He was a lifelong community supporter, donating endless hours to the Elks, the Delia Ag Society, and Communities in Bloom. He loved to play hockey and ski and did so up until recently.
Stan leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 53 years, Lorelee, his children Jodi, Kelly, and Kimberly (Ian) Johnson and two treasured grandchildren Naviah and Kaden Johnson. He also leaves his siblings Kingsley (Shirley) Marshall, Paul (Brenda) Marshall, and Alicia
(Bob) Hannah; his brother-in-law Darrel (Pat) McKenzie; Bill Watson (Norma); and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Stan was predeceased by his son, Kory, his nephew Trevor, his sister-in-law, Debbie Watson, his in-laws, Leonard and Phyllis McKenzie, and his parents Mike and Maude Marshall (nee Morton).
Sincere thank you to Dr. R. Ram and Dr. V. Ram; the staff at both the Drumheller Health Complex and the Foothills Hospital; the ambulance crews who attended our home; and to Starland County for clearing snow from the lane so Home Care nurses could come to help care
for Stan. A special thank you to Tara, Jen, and Bev – your excellent care of Stan will be forever appreciated. Finally, thank you as well to family, neighbours, and friends for all your support.
The family will be having a private celebration of life later in 2022. Friends and family can honour Stan’s life by donating to the Delia and District Agricultural Society, STARS air ambulance, or a charity of choice.
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.

“And if I go,
while you’re still here…
Know that I live on,
Vibrating to a different measure
Behind a thin veil you
cannot see through.
You will not see me,
So you must have faith.
I wait for the time when
we can soar together again,
Both aware of each other.
Until then,
live your life to the fullest
And when you need me,
Just whisper my name in your heart,
…I will be there”
Colleen Corah Hitchcock

Condolences to the family of Martha Wakaruk



March 23, 1924 - January 3, 2022

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Martha Wakaruk.
Martha passed away on January 3rd, 2022 at the age of 97 at the Drumheller Continuing Care Center where she had been a resident for the past eight years.
Martha was born in Drumheller on March 23, 1924 to Denise and Roger Ragon. Mom would talk with fondness of her family and growing up in what was then called DogTown in Rosedale. She told many stories of family times, early school memories, playing baseball and attending Sunday School. Due to the challenges of the Depression era, she left school as a young teenager to act as a caregiver and housekeeper. In later years, she entered the service industry as a waitress spending over thirty five years, working at the Dallas Café and the Corner Restaurant. Martha was very good at her job. She had a tremendous work ethic, a ready smile, a friendly attitude and an efficiency of task.
Martha met and married George Wakaruk on June 29th, 1946. They would make Newcastle their lifetime home for over 60 years.
First and foremost was Martha’s love and commitment to her family of four. In 1983 Martha’s eye condition led to blindness. She did not let this disability stop her from remaining in her home or losing her independence. She devised techniques to ensure her home was tidy and windows clean. She attended dance recitals, ball games, graduations and weddings with the same enthusiasm as a sighted individual. She ensured that birthday and Christmas cakes and Rice Krispie squares graced many an occasion. Martha was never bitter as to her blindness. She was always thankful that at least she had seen and that she had two hands. Martha loved listening to Calgary Flames hockey games and could recite team stats as well as any announcer. She was an avid chuckwagon racing fan and would follow the circuit on the radio. We knew never to call or visit during these times.
Martha is survived by her four children. Roger, Gary, Linda (Tim) Murphy and Cindy (Gary) Gerodo. Her pride and joy were in her eight grandchildren, Brent, Chris, Theresa, Laurel, Sean, special visitor Seamus, Tyler and her beloved care advocate Erin. Martha was also blessed with seven great-grandchildren.
Being blind, Mom found the goodness in people in her heart and now, freed from her blindness, she can truly “see” this goodness.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.