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Condolences to the family of David Peter Lesoway


David Peter

March 26, 1967 - December 30, 2020

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of the late David Peter Lesoway announce his passing on December 30, 2020, at the age of 53 years.
David lived most of his life in Drumheller. He was a great friend to many - a gentle giant with a huge smile. He had built many friendships throughout his years in bowling, ART classes and community activities.
David loved building model cars, the Dukes of Hazard, the Calgary Flames, fishing with his friends at Michichi, perogies, and most importantly his family and friends. He had an eclectic taste in music, anything from Britney Spears to Christmas music.
David was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Helen, and his sister Joanne.
David will be forever loved and remembered by his only brother James, sister in law Liz, 3 nieces, 1 nephew and his wide circle of friends.
In keeping with the family’s wishes, cremation will take place. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a celebration of life in David’s honour will be held at a later date.

Condolences to the family of Joseph "Joe" Stewart Berry


Joseph “Joe” Stewart

November 13, 1958 - December 27, 2020

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of Joseph “Joe” Stewart Berry of East Coulee, Alberta. Joe was kind to everyone, social, structured and disciplined. He was honest, unable to sugar coating anything, and strong to his opinions but never rude. He loved spending time with his girls, pets and particularly his grandson; going on adventures including road trips, camping, taking in hockey games and hikes or even adventures on the screen. He loved reading books and watching birds at his feeders and baths which were always filled. He loved telling stories of his military times, reminiscing about the friends he’d made and places he’d been. He enjoyed a big glass of cold milk or a cold beer but always had a coffee in hand. He spent much of his time in Wayne, Alberta where he worked the last four years at the Last Chance Saloon and absolutely loved the place, his work and the people. He will be greatly missed and always remembered. He leaves behind brother Jeff Berry and his wife Vanessa (Nathan and Annie), his daughters, Sophie De Silva and Sadie Berry, grandson, Lucian Stewart De Silva and his beloved dog Jacky who was by his side till the very end. Joe was predeceased by his parents Gordon Leroy Berry and Phyllis Stewart (MacBeath) as well as his dog GrizzBear and cats To and Kiwi who he missed very much. Due to Covid restrictions, also at Joe’s request, no funeral will be held and his ashes will be spread by immediate family and friends.
In honour of his memory, donations can be made to the Drumheller Humane Society.
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of John Donnelly Artindale


John Donnelly

December 30, 2020

It is with a heavy heart we announce the death of our father John Donnelly Artindale (Don) at the age of 92. He passed away peacefully on December 30, 2020, at the South Health Campus in Calgary Alberta.
Don was born in Sunnybrook, AB, growing up with his 8 other siblings on the family farm. Striking out on his own at a young age, he held various jobs that eventually led to careers in the Canadian Armed Forces, then with Correctional Services Canada. After his retirement as a Corrections Officer, Don moved to Calgary and worked as a commissionaire at the Calgary International Airport.
After marrying in 1957 Don and Irene settled in BC, then in 1968, moved to Drumheller to raise his family and pursue his passions. Don loved quarter horses, and took great pride and care of those that he owned. He also loved the outdoors, and enjoyed gardening, hunting, and camping. Don was passionate in his faith. He lived this out through his involvement with his church, and by helping others in any way that he could. Don took great pleasure spending time with his family and friends. His presence, wild stories and sense of humor will be missed by all.
In addition to his daughters, Donnerene (Vern) Steward and Lonita (Paul) Forbes, Don is survived by his grandchildren Jeremy (Carmen) Steward, Janell (Darryl) Caravan, and Joel Steward. He is also survived by Evelyn Fritz (sister), and his former wife Ruth Artindale and her family.
He was preceded in passing by his late wife (Irene Artindale), parents, and siblings.
Due to Covid19 restrictions the Memorial Service has been postponed, and will be held at a later date.
Those wishing to celebrate the life of Don Artindale may send their memorial donations to his favorite charity,
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (