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Last updateThu, 22 Oct 2020 11am

Condolences to the family of Thomas Blackman




May 21, 2020

Thomas Blackman passed away peacefully at Drumheller Health Centre on Thursday, May 21, 2020 after a short yet courageous
battle against cancer. Tom will be cherished in memory by his daughters Janine Turgeon of Penticton, BC, Amber (Owen) Gibbons of Owen Sound, ON and Chelsey Blackman of Flaxcombe, SK. He was loved by his 6 beautiful grandkids Carmyn, Alice, Danika, Lincoln, Odin and Hudson. Tom is survived by his parents Steve (Sandy) Blackman of St. Thomas, ON and Marlene (Dave) Carroll of Shedden, ON as well as sister Cheryl (Brad) and brothers Robert (Rhonda) and Terry (Sherry). He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. Tom always had a way of drawing people in and forming lasting friendships and memories. He had many passions in his 53 years but the last few years were spent riding his Harley, fishing at the lake and his biggest accomplishment was being a part of United We Roll for Canada in which he formed many long lasting relationships. His story will not end here, as his memory will continue to inspire those he touched in life and will be carried on through them.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, family will be holding a celebration of life at a later date when it is safe for gatherings.
Many thanks go to all of the nurses and doctors at the Tom Baker Cancer Center and Drumheller Regional Hospital, to Gord and Sharmon Hutton as well as all his friends and family for continued support during a trying time.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel are in care of the funeral arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Edna Mable Anderson



Edna Mable

July 10, 1923 - May 7, 2020

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Edna Anderson at Drumheller Health Centre Continuing Care on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Edna was a longtime resident of the Valley. She was known for her dry sense of humour, her green thumb and her love of the Toronto Maple Leafs (that she would never admit). Edna was always very involved in St. Magloire’s Anglican Church and worked at East End School as librarian often speaking fondly of her time there.
Edna is survived by son, Charlie (Louise); son, Fred; grandchildren, Christeen, Kim and William; brother, Jack Elkes (Pat) and their children, Marty and Jill. The family would like to extend a very special thanks to the staff of Sunshine Lodge where Mom spent many happy years; and to the staff of Continuing Care where she spent her last years.
Messages of condolence may be left for the family at
Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services in care of arrangements. 403-823-5151 & 888-216-5111

Condolences to the family of Christopher Cairns



In loving memory of

May 22, 1954 - May 8, 2020

Chris passed away at home with his wife Sandy (nee Gunn) and daughter Tracey Dalton at his bedside.
He leaves behind brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Chris was a lifetime resident of Rosedale and Drumheller area. He fought his fight with cancer for almost 4 years with overwhelming strength and courage refusing acceptance till he succumbed. His kindness and gentle, quiet nature will be missed by all his family and friends.
At Chris’ request there will be no funeral or service.