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Condolences to the family of Betty Rew



July 2, 1926 - May 8, 2019

Betty Read was born July 2, 1926 at the High River Hospital to Anthony and Catherine Read. In 1928 the family of four including brother Jack Derry, moved to Craigmyle and opened up the Read Hardware store. Betty attended the Craigmyle School for all her schooling. In March of 1944 she had to quit school and run the hardware store as both her parents were in hospital in Hanna and her brother was serving overseas. She had to take one more course, French, the next school term to get enough credits to graduate. While taking this course she worked for Mr. Innes at his grocery store in Craigmyle. Upon getting her credits it was off to Calgary to attend nursing school. She quickly made a lifelong friend, Elsie Hayes, and also discovered nursing wasn’t for her. She soon got a job at the Royal Bank in Calgary. With luck, she was transferred out to the Hanna branch and was back home again. Betty boarded in Hanna while working at the bank. In 1954 she was the first employee from the Hanna branch to be promoted to a supervisor’s position in the Calgary office. Betty was engaged to Ken Rew at this time and her heart kept her in Craigmyle. On July 12, 1954 they were married at All Saints Anglican Church in Hanna. Betty was a town girl and life on the farm would prove interesting but she took it all in her stride. John was born in 1957 and Linda was born in 1960. Her life was spent taking care of her family. She was a member of the Eastern Star for 63 years and was a dedicated member of All Saints Anglican Church. Betty was predeceased by her parents, Anthony and Catherine Read, her brother, Jack Derry and her husband, Ken Rew. She is survived by her two children, John (Joanne) and Linda (Lyle), numerous nephews and nieces and their families and many friends. Funeral Services for Betty will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Craigmyle United Church, with lunch to follow in the church hall. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Craigmyle Historic Society. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Chase Russell Bartman



Chase Russell

It is with broken hearts and deep sadness that we say goodbye to our Chase. He was born in Brooks, Alberta on November 15, 1984 and grew up on the farm near Bassano. He took all of his schooling in Bassano and Rosemary, graduating in 2002. He obtained his Journeyman Certificate for Heavy Equipment Technician in September 2006. This became his career and passion, which he continued to pursue. He purchased a small farm near Hussar in 2006 and spent many hours working on vehicles there. He was a dedicated Dad to Chance and Carley and enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Bassano 4-H Light Horse Club and the Hussar Lions Club, enjoyed hunting, mud bogging, his Harley and hotrods, snowmobiling, and was a two-time ice racing champion – a “Redneck Gearhead” through and through. Chase is survived by his best friend and partner, Brianne Bancroft; his children Chance and Carley (and their mother Charlotte); father Marty Bartman (Darlene); sister Shalyn Bartman (Brad) and their children Jessie and James; step brothers Cody Thompson (Traci) and their children Riley and Scott, and Tyler Thompson (Riley); grandmother Mary Bartman; grandparents Ken and Angele Stewart; aunt Shelly Bartman (Dave), aunt Lynn Penner (Don); uncle David Russell (Connie) and their daughters Amanda Russell (Steve), Shannon Russell (Mark) and their children; Rob and Dawn Bancroft; his closest buddy Paul Bentley (Trish); and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Chase was predeceased by his mother Faye Bartman (nee Russell) in 1994; grandparents Cecil and Margery Russell; and grandfather Don Bartman. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Hussar Community Hall at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Hussar Lions Club (Box 8, Hussar, AB, T0J 1S0).
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Condolences to the family of Ray Bulbeck




April 20, 2019

Mr. Ray Bulbeck of Drumheller passed away on April 20, 2019 in Red Deer, Alberta at the age of 68 years. Ray was born in Calgary, Alberta but spent the majority of his childhood helping out on the family farm in Rimbey, Alberta. He had numerous careers involving farming, livestock and auctioneering until he made his move to Drumheller and began a family and his career in Real Estate. Bulbeck Appraisals was a passion of his that he continued to do even throughout his illness. Ray spent his free time golfing, watching the news or sitting by his fireplace with Nancy and their dog Emmerson. Ray will be missed immensely by his children, grandchildren, his loving companion and many others. As per Ray’s request there will be no funeral, only a small family gathering. Ray was predeceased by his parents Bill & Fern Bulbeck and one sister Betty. Ray leaves behind; two daughters; Amy McRobbie, CG (Tony) Catonio, one son Brady Bulbeck, six grandchildren; Carson, Wyatt, and Macy McRobbie, Gia, Ayla and Summit Catonio, his loving companion Nancy Bigelow, two sisters Linda and Georgina, one brother Larry and their families. Memorial donations may be made in loving memory of Ray to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnott Ave., Red Deer, Alberta T4R 3S6
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.