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Condolences to the family of Dyan Durant (nee Androsin)


(nee Androsin)

April 12, 1945 - May 13, 2021

Dyan Durant (nee Androsin) passed away peacefully at home in her sleep due to heart complications on May 13th, 2021. She was 76.
Dyan was born April 12th, 1945 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and later grew up in Watson, Saskatchewan. During her teens, she met the love of her life Ron, and they married in Watson on June 1st, 1964.
During her early 20’s Dyan helped her mom raise her 4 younger siblings, Don, Jennifer, Cindy & Kevin, after their father passed away.
Ron and Dyan moved to Drumheller on January 1, 1970, where they raised their 3 children. They started their first family business in 1973, a greenhouse, where Dyan spent her days transplanting and selling beautiful flowers throughout the valley. In 1977 they started their 2nd family business, Earthworm Trenching & Installations LTD. where Dyan was a partner and
bookkeeper for 44 years. During that time, they opened business #3, The Cool Castle restaurant in 1993 where she worked with her children and grandchildren for 13 years. She made a lot of “Castle” friends through the years, and was sadly missed to this day when they sold the restaurant in 2007. During this time they had a 4th business, the Canadian Industrial Auto Wreckers, keeping Dyan busy with payroll and the books for all 3 businesses at the same time, while still working at The Castle.
Dyan was an avid sports fan and would be up night and day during the Scotties cheering teams on. Her favorite Scotties curler was her niece Stephanie McVicar on the Saskatchewan ladies team. She had a passion for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and cheered for the Calgary Flames.
Dyan was a Christian who loved the Bible, and believes in everlasting life. She loves The Passion of Christ, believes in the Gospel, and was drawn to the book of Proverbs.
Dyan was predeceased by her Baba and Gido Romaniuk, parents Alec and Mary (Romaniuk) Androsin, brother Kevin Androsin, son-in-law Dale Chayer, and her beloved son Baby Alex Durant. May she be resting peacefully, finally holding Baby Alex in her arms tight.
Dyan is lovingly remembered by her husband Ron, children Selena (Dale), Jamie (Milia), Dallas (Melanie), grandchildren Nicholas (Drea), Jessi (Randy), Dusti (Ryan), Rikki, Thane (Sierra), great-grandchildren Kevin, Kaden, Zayda, Nicholas, Alexander, Jaxxyn, Dallas, Zandra, Jude, Xavier, and many more relatives and friends.
Dyan loved her family life most of all, and was happy to have worked with her husband, children and grandchildren in the family businesses. She took care of everyone who crossed her path, and always had a banquet of food waiting for all who would visit. Dyan loved all, was loved by all, and will be missed by all.
John 11:25-26 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life, he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Wilhelmina (Min) Omelchenko


Wilhelmina (Min)

1934 - 2021

Mrs. Wilhelmina “Min” Omelchenko, beloved wife of John Omelchenko of Red Deer, formerly of Bashaw and Drumheller, passed away after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, May 21, 2021 at the Red Deer Hospice at the age of 86 years. Min was born in November of 1934 in Burstall, Saskatchewan to John and Elizabeth Bauer. She was the middle child of seven with three older brothers, John (May), Arthur (Pat) and Alvin (Betty), and three younger brothers, Wilbert (Marion), Harvey (Lucille) and Reinnie (Lorraine). Min also had numerous nieces and nephews and other family members. Min had multiple jobs, the first being a Sergeant in the Canadian Military, where she met the love of her life, John Omelchenko. They were married and had two children, Catherine and Gregory. Min had several interests, but her main calling was singing. She had the voice of an angel. She was part of the lead quartet in the Sweet Adelines organization, was part of church choirs and often a soloist at weddings and funerals. Min’s main passion was her family and she spent as much time as she could with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved them all dearly and that love was returned manyfold. Min will be forever remembered by her children Cathy (Stan) Hunter and Greg Omelchenko; grandchildren Trent (Teri), Tyler (Angie) and Todd (Hayle); and great-grandchildren Madison, Brayden, Mason, Avery, Brody and Easton. Also left to cherish Min’s memory are brothers Alvin (Betty), Wilbert (Marion), Harvey (Lucille) and Reinnie (Lorraine) as well as numerous other family members and friends. All will miss her dearly. Min was predeceased by husband John; parents Elizabeth and John; and brothers John and Arthur. A private family graveside service has been held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society, the Alzheimers Society or a charity of one’s choice. Condolences to Min’s family may be emailed to

Meaningful Memorials Funeral Service
Red Deer 587-876-4944

Condolences to the family of Linda (nickname DUCK) Roslund


(nickname DUCK)

1952 - 2021

It is with tremendous sadness that the friends of Linda Roslund announce her passing on May 6, 2021, peacefully at home.
Linda was born in Edmonton in 1952. She lived in Red Deer for a number of years before moving to Drumheller in 1990. Over the years Linda enjoyed many trips to Red Deer to visit old friends and places she remembered. Linda was a caregiver by nature and was concerned about the health and comfort of those around her. She loved babies and was passionate about caring for Jackie and Madeline. Linda enjoyed connecting with her many friends over coffee or going for a good fish and chip meal at one of her favorite restaurants. She was meticulous in her planning for any special event. She had a good sense of humor and liked to tease (referencing cow, bag and baby girl) and to banter back and forth with people. Linda took pride in her independence and was not afraid to speak her mind or push the boundaries. She liked spending time sitting in her favorite green chair having a gingerale while working on her beadwork or with her yarn. She also enjoyed spending time with others while she worked on puzzles and wrote in her books. Linda loved anything to do with emergency services, hospitals, ambulances and the police. She proudly displayed her cup collection. Linda had a love for music and would often share her favorite Shania Twain cd’s with her friends or go for a drive with the tunes cranked. Linda will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
A celebration of life is being planned by her friends and family at Drumheller And Region Transition Society.
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements 403-823-2666.