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Condolences to the family of Scott Blair Childerstone


Scott Blair

September 4, 1955 - August 31, 2023

Scott Blair Childerstone, 67, of Carbon, Alberta, passed away peacefully at home on August 31, 2023. He was born on September 4, 1955, in Montreal, Quebec.
Scott is survived by his son, Robert, his daughter, Krista, and his brother, Stuart, and wife Candace. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jean and Norman Childerstone.
Scott was a humorous, proud, and private man who found joy in being outdoors. He was often seen shoveling his neighbors’ walkways, cutting the grass, and especially quadding in Kananaskis country. Scott had a deep compassion for animals and was always trying to rescue abused or abandoned ones. His constant furry companion, Shilo, held a special place in his heart.
In his career, Scott served as an EMT, Deputy Sheriff, Water and Vac Truck Operator, Snow Plow (the white whale) Operator, Commissionaire, and a Volunteer Firefighter.
When he wasn’t working, Scott loved spending time engaging in his hobbies. Quadding in the Kananaskis and being outdoors brought him immense joy. He also cherished being behind the wheel of one of his Ford F-150s, embracing the freedom of the open road.
Thank you to his friend and colleague Robert and his Carbon neighbours who helped him in many ways over the past year, from bringing him his favourite Banana Bread, driving him to appointments or just listening.
There will be no formal service. In honor of his commitment to serving the public, donations can be made to the Village of Carbon Volunteer Fire Department.
Friends are invited to gather at the Royal Canadian Legion in Drumheller on Saturday, October 14 at 2:30 p.m. to Celebrate Scott’s life.
Sunset Funeral Services in Linden, Alberta, is assisting with the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Kenneth T. Griffin

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Kenneth T.

September 25, 1950 - September 30, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ken on September 30, 2023 at the age of 73 years old.
Ken was predeceased by his loving partner Dorothy Farmer and his parents Wilbur and Lily Griffin.
He is survived by his sister Marlaine (Steve) Kalman of Nanaimo, BC, niece Karla (Jansen) Lee of Victoria, BC, nephew Steven (Sarah) Kalman of Victoria, BC, great-nephew Oliver Kalman, great-niece Gwen Kalman, both of Victoria, BC. He also had a loving extended family of cousins living in Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC.
Ken was born in Drumheller and spent most of his working life underground in the coal mines in East Coulee, Canmore, Grande Cache and gold and silver mines in Ontario. He always had many interesting and humorous stories to tell.
He was an avid reader, enjoyed listening to country music, watching old time movies and tinkering in his work shop.
There will be no service at Ken’s request but we feel he would be pleased if you were to raise a cold one in his honour.

Condolences to the family of Geraldine Marie Radke


Geraldine Marie

November 27, 1953 – September 20, 2023

Geraldine Marie Radke, 69, of Drumheller AB, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by loved ones at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, of Peritoneal Metastatic Disease discovered in early September 2023. She was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, friend, and mentor.
Gerry was predeceased by her husband Ryan in 2004, her parents, (Fred and Elsie), and most recently her big brother Allan in 2022, along with many extended family members and friends over the years. She is Lovingly remembered by her four children: Danielle Radke (husband Darin McCollum), Andrea Linkert (husband Jeremy, children Ben and Sam), Matthew (wife Stacey, children Conner and Griffin), and daughter Chelsea Radke.
Services will be held at a later date, which the family will communicate in the future. Instead of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your local food bank, animal shelter, or children’s charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence for the family may be left at
Prairie Rose Cremation & Funeral Services
Serving Drumheller and Surrounding Areas since 1997
(403) 823-5151 & (888) 216-5111