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Last updateWed, 17 Jul 2019 10pm

Condolences to the family of Elbert Beekman




March 11, 1938 - June 25, 2019

Elbert Beekman passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Three Hills Continuing Care Centre on June 25, 2019. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Daryll (Jamie) Permann, Randy Permann, Gerrit (Laurie) Beekman, Elbert (Lisa) Beekman, KariLynn (Vince) Gerritsen, Pamela (Robert) Grabinsky, and Desiree (Jerry) Ziegler. His grandchildren: Jamie-Lee (Tyler) Drake, Cathy (Jeff) Ulriksen, Chris (Jocelyn) Permann, Josh (Chandra) Permann, Emily Beekman, Andrew Beekman, Darlene (Erik) Vandekamp, Elisabeth (Brendon) Van Hierden, Elbert John (Kaylee) Beekman, Tyler (Dianna) Gerritsen, Karly (Chance) Bertsch, Conner, Kagen, and Willem Grabinsky, Elise and Coulton Ziegler. He also leaves to mourn 23 great-grandchildren and many extended family members. Elbert was born on March 11, 1938 on the family farm in Uddel, Netherlands and after completing 2 years of Agricultural College in Putten, he immigrated to Canada at age 17 with his family. He spent his life doing what he loved, farming in the Carbon area until his retirement. Throughout his life he enjoyed many hobbies, including hunting with his boys, woodworking, photography, reading, building his own boat and tractor, but especially enjoyed coffee and a visit with friends and family. Dad will be remembered for his kind and gentle spirit no matter the circumstances, and how his faith and his family were of the utmost importance to him.

Celebration of Life for Brian Zacharuk



Saturday, June 29
1 - 5 p.m. at
Brian’s Shop.

Come and have a
Black Label or BYOB
to honour and
share memories.

Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.
Drive home service will be available. Please do not drink and drive.

Call 403-823-6468 or
403-820-0427 if needed.

Condolences to the family of Cordell Lane Ripper



Cordell Lane

November 14, 1976 - June 17, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cordell Lane Ripper on Monday, June 17, 2019. Left to cherish his memory are his parents; Dan and Norma Ripper of Drumheller, his sister Kimberly and her children; Schae-Lynn, McKenna, Jace and Rhett of Warman, Sask. Cordell was diagnosed early in life with some severe handicaps. Cordell never asked for anything in this life but always gave you that smile and his laugh no matter how he was feeling. Cory will be sadly missed but never forgotten. The family would like to extend a sincere thanks for all of the staff at the D.A.R.T.’S. residence. Special thanks go out to Edna and Teresa who were truly his guardian angels. Thanks also to all the medical staff and Dr. Olfert for making his last years comfortable. Your kindness and concern will be forever remembered.