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Condolences to the family of Louisa Jean Lowen (McKee)


Louisa Jean

December 22, 1933 - November 25, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful and strong mother, Louisa at the age of 88 at the Drumheller Continuing Care Unit.
Louisa, oldest daughter to Tom and Gertie McKee, was born in Drumheller, Alberta and her family resided in Delia, Alberta until 1945 when they moved to what was then, Gus Anderson’s farm, located in the Taylor Siding Area. Louisa attended the Robson Lake School until grade 9 and then completed her high school education at the Drumheller High School. She continued to further her education at business school in Calgary. Upon completion of her business degree, Louisa worked at the Drumheller School Division #30 office and then at the Midland Coal Mining Company.
Louisa married the love of her life, Ralph Lowen in 1956 and lived in Midland until 1958 when they moved to their farm southwest of Drumheller also in the Taylor Siding area. In 1959, Louisa and Ralph welcomed Judith Louisa, followed by Cindy Mae in 1961 and to complete their family Douglas Ralph arrived in 1963.
Louisa and Ralph loved Rodeo and were very involved in the Red Deer River Roping Club and the Drumheller Stampede Board, but what Louisa loved even more was being a mom, Grandma and GG. You could always find her in the stands cheering at rodeos, hockey games, school sports, wherever her children and grandchildren were participating.
Louisa was a fantastic cook!! She loved baking, especially making pies. She ran her Lunch Box wagon at many auctions sales serving up hamburgers and hot dogs as well as too many slices of pie to count. She continued with her business savvy and became a regular site at the Horseshoe Canyon viewpoint scooping many a delicious ice cream cone on a hot summer day in her custom-made ice cream trailer. At branding time, Louisa would cook an amazing roast beef dinner with the best gravy for mashed potatoes ever and at least 3 Flapper pies and a carrot cake for dessert. Needless to say, it was more about her cooking than branding.
Louisa was predeceased by her loving husband Ralph, her parents Tom and Gertie and sister Marion. Left to mourn her loss are Judy (Doug) Goodine, Cindy (Bruce) Groeneveld, Doug (Laura) Lowen. Grandchildren, Kayley (Ryne) Johnson, Cole Goodine, Stacey (Jordan) Groeneveld-Ryan, Codey (Terra) Groeneveld, Krista (Mike) Connell, Courtney (Kyle) Feely, Carter (Allison) Lowen, Cagney (Dylan) Lowen. Great Grandchildren, Paige, Payton, Aisley, Sadie, Emma, Olivia, Ryker, Ava, Lenix and Hadley, Brother Howard (Joy) McKee, sisters-in law Vi Lowen and Gwen Cassidy as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Celebration of Life to honour Louisa will be held on December 8th, 2022 at 2pm at the Munson Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to S.T.A.R.S.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Gloria Faye Kathleen Patterson


Gloria Faye

April 6, 1937 - November 21, 2022

Gloria Faye Kathleen Patterson of Rosebud, beloved wife of the late George Patterson passed away on November 21, 2022, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s at the age of 85 years.
Faye was born in Calgary, Alberta on April 6, 1937. Faye attended Colonel Walker school and later met George and was married in Calgary on August 20, 1955, they bought their first home in Rosebud where they resided for over 40 years and raised their three sons.
Faye sold AVON for several years, this allowed her the opportunity to acquire many lifelong friends from Rosebud. Faye was an avid gardener and homemaker. She was a perfectionist and took the utmost pride in her home and ensured that every aspect of her home was always to perfection. In the summer George would haul tanks of water for her garden and flowers that Faye would grow in her own greenhouse. Faye’s family was always her #1 priority, especially when it came to special occasions. There was always a family event planned that included the entire family. Mom loved Christmas the most and she would always deck her home with every Christmas ornament she had. George and Faye retired in 2000 and purchased their first new home in Strathmore.
Faye is survived by her sons, Leonard (Frances), Michael (Donna), Scott (Linda); grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Curtis (Jessica), Namaya, Kyle, Nicholas (Barb), Bennett, Sawyer, Leonard Jr. (Becky), Bradley, Dominic, Melissa (Justin), Veronica, Paten, Elise, Shantel (Daniel), Kaden, David (Kimberley) Alexander, and her sisters Beverly and Sylvia.
Besides her loving husband George, Faye was predeceased by her parents Reginald and Kathleen Leonard, her sister Beth, and her grandson Andrew.
The family thanks the staff at Drumheller Continuing Care, Helping Hands and Dr. Randolph for the care and kindness shown to Faye. Funeral services will be held at Courtney Winters Funeral Home in Drumheller on Friday, December 2, 2022, at 11:00 am. A private family Interment to follow at Standard Cemetery, Standard, Alberta at a later date.
Those who wish, memorial donations to the Drumheller and Area Health Foundation or the Drumheller Humane Society.

Condolences to the family of Casey Cameron Collett


Casey Cameron

August 16, 1981 - November 19, 2022

It is with so much sadness that we announce the passing of Casey Cameron Collett on November 19, 2022.
Casey was born on August 16, 1981 in Calgary, Alberta. He grew up in Hussar, and aside from working in Calgary with his Dad, Hussar is where he chose to spend his life with his love, Pam and their 2 children, Dayne and Kali. Casey was an avid sports fan, he loved his Calgary Flames and Stampeders but more than anything he loved watching Dayne play hockey and lacrosse and Kali play volleyball. He was so proud of all of their accomplishments and will always be their biggest fan. Casey was a man of great patience, which he put to the ultimate test with his favourite hobby; he could sit and play poker for hours. This passion sent him and Pam to Las Vegas more than a few times, he loved travelling with friends and everything about the city, but of course you always knew where to find him. He was never in a hurry which made him one of the best players around! He spent the summer driving with the top down, exploring southern Alberta in his corvette, which had always been a dream for him. The day he was surprised by his family with his dream car was one of his favourites. Whether it was driving to hockey in the van or playing games at home, Casey was happiest being wherever his family was. Everything Casey said and did was purposeful, he made the people around him feel
special and the love in his heart for those he cared about was infinite. His loss is felt by many.
Casey leaves behind, his wife Pam and his two-favourite people Dayne and Kali. His parents Ralph and Yvonne Collett, Heather Setter and John Cameron, Mike and Anne Letts. Sisters Paige (Brad) Severtson and kids Carson, Grady and Lila and Shelby (Miles) Grisack. His mother and father-in-law John and Rennie Jensen, and brother-in-law Curtis (Lindsay) Jensen and kids Kennedy and Gray, and Grandfather George Comstock. Plus many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Casey was pre-deceased by his grandparents Leo and Lila Collett, Fred and Joyce Setter and Jewel Comstock.
There was a celebration of life for Casey at the Hussar Community Hall on November 26 at 2 p.m. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Hussar & District AG Society (Box 1, Hussar, AB, T0J 1S0) or the Agape Hospice (1302, 8th Ave. N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 1B8). Courtney - Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.