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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

Condolences to the family of Carolyn May Rotzoll



Carolyn May

December 13, 1957 - January 29, 2019

Carolyn May Rotzoll passed away unexpectedly at home on January 29, 2019 in Drumheller, Alberta. Carolyn was born and raised in Drumheller. She graduated from Drumheller Composite High School and then went on to work as an accountant, working the past 28 years with Myers Norris Penny in Drumheller. She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt and cousin as well as a caring friend to many within the community. She is survived by her mom, Evelyn Gascon of Drumheller, AB; her brother, Edward Rotzoll of Campbell River, BC; her sister, Laura Oxbury (Randy) of Campbell River, BC; her nieces, Monika Oxbury, Abigail Rotzoll (Brandon), Rachel Yahya (Sami), Harley Decosse, Teegan Oxbury; her nephews, Curtis Oxbury, Raza Yahya, Zayan Yahya, Ariyan Yahya, as well as many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Carolyn was predeceased by her father, Horst Rotzoll. At the request of the family, no service will be held. Flowers are gratefully declined and donations may be made in memory of Carolyn to the charity of your choice.

Condolences to the family of Clayton Bickford




February 18, 1954 - January 21, 2019

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Clayton Bickford at the Drumheller Health Centre surrounded by the amazing love of his family; his wife Coral, his son Sean, his daughter Kim, his sister Grace and his brother Howard on January 21, 2019. Clayton was born on February 18, 1954 at Bell Island, NFLD to Hubert and Violet Bickford. Clayton married Coral in 1976, they had two children, son Sean and daughter Kim. Clayton worked at Samuels Plumbing and Heating for 33 years, upon his leaving, he started up Bickford Heating and Air Conditioning. Clayton had a generous heart and a kindness about him, he was always willing to give whomever a helping hand. He will be sadly missed by his loving family and a lifetime of friends. Clayton leaves behind to cherish his memories, his loving wife of 42 years; Coral, son Sean (Shealyn) Bickford, daughter Kim (Chad) Moar, grandsons; Dylan & Zach Moar, and a granddaughter due in March. Sisters & Brothers; Bernice, Grace (Ken), Howard (Edna deceased), (Inez deceased), Linda, Rennie, Olive (Carl), Wilfred, Ruth (Ray), Sherry (Peter), Carl (Michelle), Clayton’s inlaws; Bev (Bob deceased), and Floyd (Shirley deceased), numerous nieces and nephews. Clayton was predeceased by his parents; Hubert and Violet Bickford. As per Clayton’s wishes there will be no formal funeral service. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to Salvation Army Food Bank, Box 3097, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y0 Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements. We would like to take this time to thank all the professional caregivers and Dr. L.A. Olfert for the wonderful care they gave to Clayton, also we would like to thank Steve Huculak and Murray Williams for their love and support given to Clayton and myself through this journey.