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Condolences to the family of Terry Ida Fedor


Terry Ida

January 2, 1941 - December 20, 2022

Terry Ida Fedor was born in Drumheller on January 2, 1941 and passed away peacefully at the Hawthorne Optima Living in Cochrane, AB surrounded by family on December 20, 2022.
Terry was the oldest of three children. Terry was an easy going individual who had a huge heart which showed with her love for her family and her foster children.
It showed whenever children were present. With that love of children is why Terry and Gordon Sr. devoted countless hours caring for children in need in their foster home. As time went on, and the demand became greater, they became an Emergency Foster Home which was in Calgary for many years. She enjoyed camping, Christmas and gatherings with family. After Gordon’s passing, she continued to do emergency foster care for a while until it was time for another of life’s challenges. She was her father’s caregiver for a number of years in Strathmore
and eventually moved back to Airdrie where she resided until she required special care herself.
Terry is survived by her five children, Lorie (Peter) Gruber of Drumheller, AB, Gordon Fedor of Golden, BC, Tracy Fedor (Bill) of Golden, BC, Teresa Schafer of Airdrie, AB and Kathy Wright of Innisfail, AB and by her brother Brooke Merkel of Calgary, AB. Terry dearly loved and enjoyed her 13 grandchildren, Natasha (Steven) Holzer, Tyler (Rachelle) Gruber, Brandon (Melissa) Gruber, Nick Fedor (Ashley), Samantha Fedor, Derek VanLingen (Tenisha), Orlando (Tennille) Nunez, Tessa (Nick) Elliott, Chantel Roussel, Alysha Clark, Dawson Clark, Latrasa Wright (Justin) and Teighan Wright. Terry was also a great-grandma to 11 precious great-grandchildren, Rhett, Austin, Maizie, Jaxson, Asher, Laryssa, Tyson, Damian, Xavier, Emmett and Kingstyn.
Terry was predeceased by her husband Gordon Fedor Sr, her parents Cletus and Genevieve Merkel and sister Merilyn Keinick.
We really wish to sincerely thank “all” of the staff, LPNs, RNs, Health Care Aids and Dr. Nielsen at Hawthorne Optima Living in Cochrane, AB for taking such great care of Mom. The facility had a real family atmosphere which showed by each staff member who took care of Mom for the last 3 ½ years. The staff would always be mentioning how Mom would light up when family was around. We always knew she was well taken care of, because of the family atmosphere that was always present. We can’t give specific thanks to one individual because the list is too long. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.
Even though our time on earth is short, everyone finds a way to make a difference, which is what Mom and Dad had done very successfully. Rest In Peace. Until we meet again.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Terry’s name, to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Condolences to the family of Branko (Barney) Eli Popovich


Branko (Barney) Eli

June 6, 1926 - December 30, 2022

Branko (Barney) Eli Popovich, born June 6, 1926 in Drumheller to Eli & Mary Popovich, passed away December 30, 2022.
He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Milton Pope.
Barney played hockey for many years and later took up golf and curling. He was also an avid hunter and trapper, and a long-standing member of the Elks.
Barney received his plumbing and gas-fitting ticket and ran his own business for over 30 years.
Barney leaves to mourn, his wife Maxine of 70 years, son Warren (Linda), two daughters Brenda (Rod), Sharon (Randy), eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces & nephews.
In lieu of flowers, you can donate to the Heart to Heart Society of Drumheller. A Celebration of Life will follow at a later date.
The family of Barney Popovich would like to thank the Continuing Care staff of the Drumheller hospital for the wonderful care they showed Barney during his stay in Victoria Lane.

Your kindness will not be forgotten.

Condolences to the family of Phyllis Augusta Anderson


Phyllis Augusta

August 31, 1925 - December 14, 2022

Phyllis Augusta Anderson of Drumheller and formerly of Rumsey, Alberta, beloved wife of the late Lennart Axel Anderson, passed away peacefully, on the 14th of December 2022, at the age of 97 years.
Phyllis was the third child born to Helen and Clarence Hogan, early pioneers of the Rumsey district. She was born at the home of her maternal grandparents, Hudson and Sarah Grant at Wetaskiwin, AB on August 31, 1925.
Along with her three siblings, brother Beverly, and sisters Shirley, and Mildred, Phyllis grew up on the farm about four miles southwest of Rumsey. She attended school at Two Valley View up to grade nine and then she started grade ten in Drumheller. Since her father needed help and Beverly was overseas at war, she left school to assist her dad on the farm.
Phyllis Hogan and Lennart Anderson were married on November 23, 1943. To this union five children were born: Larry, Kenneth Neal, Judy, Tom, and Jeff. Larry of Morrin, Judy of Edmonton, Tom (Karen Hansen) on the family farm in Rumsey, and Jeff (Deb Richmond) of Yellowknife.
Phyllis was predeceased by her siblings and joins her husband Lennart, her son Tom, and her infant son Kenneth in their heavenly home.
Our Mother had 8 grandchildren: Aaron (Jen) Carson, Jamie (Yvan) Goudreau, Marci (Jerritt) Nemetz, Chelsey Anderson, Justin (Kennady) Anderson, Wesley (Paige) Anderson, Casey (Ohmma) Anderson and Robyn Anderson.
Phyllis had 12 great-grandchildren with two more on the way. Aaron has four girls: Miranda, Katie, Piper, and Grace. Jamie has three boys: Tyler, Brayden, Kayle. Marci has three boys: Jake, Breck, and Loel. Justin has two sons: Mason and a new son Bennett born December 21, 2022.
Phyllis is also survived by a special cousin, Roscoe Grant who is 101 years old, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mother had many hobbies, some of which are: knitting, crocheting, reading, gardening, playing the organ for fun, bridge, curling and golf. She was also a member of the Rumsey History Book 11, which she really enjoyed.
Phyllis belonged to the Big Valley Order of the Royal Purple and served as Honored Royal Lady as well as the District Deputy. She belonged to the Rumsey Birthday Club, the Two Valley View ladies’ group, Rumsey Curling Club, as well as both school and church organizations.
Mother and Dad travelled to Iran, Sweden, Arizona, Hawaii, Yellowknife, Winnipeg, Cuba, and Alaska.
The family is planning a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 1:00 P.M. It will be held in the Rumsey Community Hall and our celebrant will be Reverend Mary-Ellen Moore.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations maybe made to Drumheller Area Health Foundation (Long Term Care), 351 9th Street N.W., Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y1 or the Rumsey Agricultural Society. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.
“Rumsey was Mother’s home, and she loved her community dearly.”