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Condolences to the family of Chuck Spencer



November 5, 1947 - January 4, 2022

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Chuck Spencer, beloved husband of Lynne, on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at the age of 74 years. Born November 5, 1947, in Preston, Ontario, to Cyril and Irene, Chuck spent his formative years in the house on Fountain Street hill, a converted dairy farm that overlooked the small town. A sports enthusiast, Chuck played hockey and was a member of the Preston High School Football team. Chuck attended the Stratford Teacher’s College, where he accepted Lynne’s invitation to the Sadie Hawkins Dance. The two were married on August 16, 1969. With teaching careers in full swing, Chuck and Lynne began their family. In 1974, Chuck decided to leave teaching to pursue his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Sir Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Following graduation, Chuck began his distinguished career with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. After many years of branch management, Chuck accepted a position at the Calgary Data Centre in 1994, from where he retired in 2006.
Chuck was a faithful Christian, avid learner, storyteller, hobbyist and family man. He loved his children and grandchildren, and he spent countless hours playing, hiking, biking, painting, spectating and working with them. He loved puttering about his acreage on Monarch Hill, travelling and spending time at the Pioneer Trail Senior’s Centre. Chuck and Lynne cultivated and cherished many friendships. Chuck’s greatest joy was bringing his children and grandchildren to Hawaii to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Besides his loving wife, Lynne, Chuck is survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Don) Ferro, son, David (Christa) and daughter-in-law, Biserka; grandchildren, Christian, Ben, Adrian, Maria, Jacob and William; sister Barbara Debrusk; brother, William (Mineke), as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Chuck was predeceased by his parents, Cyril and Irene, and his son, Peter.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 5:45 pm and 6:45 pm on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (178 3rd Street West, Drumheller, Alberta). Prayers will follow at 7 pm.
A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Friday, January 28, 2022, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 178 3rd Street West, with Father Lukas Drapal as celebrant. Burial will follow at the Drumheller Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Rosebud Theatre.

Condolences to the family of Robert W. A. Lefley


Robert W.A.

October 7, 1955 - December 30, 2021

Robert W.A. Lefley passed away on December 30, 2021 at his home near Pine Lake, Alberta.
Rob was born in Drumheller on October 7, 1955 the third child of Tom and Jean (Mackie) Lefley. The family moved to Hanna in 1959 and then to Calgary in 1967 where they remained for many years. Rob is survived by his son David, father and stepmother Tom and Eileen Lefley of Drumheller, older siblings Tanis Martin of Airdrie and Jack (Anne) Lefley of Toronto, 2 nieces 1 nephew, 3 great-nieces and 1 great-nephew, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Rob was predeceased by his younger brother David in 1975 and his mother Jean (Mackie) Lefley in 1977. Rob marched to the beat of his own drum, participated in many sports in his younger years and loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting in his older years. At Rob’s request he will be cremated and have his ashes spread near Pine Lake at a later date.

Condolences to the family of Ronald Larry Lang


Ronald Larry

February 9, 1943 - January 3, 2022

Ron was born in Carbon, Alberta, to Hilda Grose (Martin Lang). When Hilda remarried John Grose in 1946, the family moved to a farm near Rosebud, Alberta. In 1959, they moved back into Carbon where Ron graduated.
Ron worked many jobs up until 1979, when he went to work for the Drumheller Penitentiary, where he retired at age 65.
He leaves to mourn his children; Martin (Candy), Darren (Kathy), Steven (Lisa), Aaron (Wendy), and Diana (Bryan); his 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; his sister Linda (Leroy - 2005) and family; and his three stepsons, Ian, Kevin, Rick and their families.
He was predeceased by his dad Martin (1944), mother Hilda (2001), stepfather John (2002) and his wife Sandra (2021).
After lengthy battles with diabetes, heart and stroke issues, and cancer, he was taken from us by an unrelated illness. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Foundation on Ron’s behalf.
Memorial to follow when weather and pandemic concerns ease.