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Last updateFri, 18 Sep 2020 8am

Condolences to the family of Monica Schwarz



June 30, 1928 - August 24, 2020

Monica Schwarz of East Coulee wife of the late Friedrich Schwarz passed away suddenly on August 24, 2020 at the age of 92 years.
Monica was born June 30, 1928 in Riseley, England. She moved to East Coulee in 1960 where she lived out the rest of her days. Monica was involved in the community working pancake breakfasts, bingo and many community events. Monica had a positive impact on all she knew and will be truly missed.
Monica is survived by her children; one daughter Margaret Trettin (Arnold Trettin-deceased), two sons Fred Schwarz, Gerhard (Christl) Schwarz, grandchildren Johanna (Mark), Monica (Brad), Stefan, Austin, Jason, Tommy, Dawn, Caitlan, Riley, one brother David (Margaret) Hulatt, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and nieces, nephews and their families.
Besides her husband Friedrich Schwarz, she was predeceased by her parents Leslie & Elsie Hulatt, son Erwin Schwarz and sister Dawn Angus.
Due to the Covid 19 restrictions a private ceremony was held at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 at Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes for family only.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes were in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of John Albert Barrie


John Albert

February 9, 1933 - August 21, 2020

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our Father and Barrie Family Patriarch, John Albert Barrie.
Dad was born on February 9, 1933 in Lacombe, Alberta and was guided by his parents Jack and Virginia while growing up in Nacmine and Drumheller. Graduating from Drumheller High School and subsequently the University of Alberta, he ultimately was accredited as a Chartered Public Accountant with which he established his own accounting business in Three Hills.
Business was one thing, family was most important. Especially with arrival of children; Michael (Margie), Joanne (Nick) Contenti, Dennis (Sheri-Ann), Shannon (Don) Marciszyn.
In retirement, Dad became very well versed in the kitchen and loved to cook. His green thumb in the garden developed to exceptional. It also allowed more time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
While he had an unbelievable love for them, his heart and greatest love will always hold true for our Mother.
In a match truly created in heaven, Dad married Margaret Winnifred Hunter. They have been married almost 63 years during which Dad has absolutely adored and revered her every day. The truest gift our father has provided for us is to demonstrate what enduring love looks like.
On August 27th, we will host a service at the Three Hills cemetery at which we will celebrate Dads life and reunite him with his parents. This service will be performed by Wheatland Funeral Home.
As circumstances dictate we will only be able to include immediate family. However, we would cherish the thought that all family and friends who will not be able to attend will recall a fond memory, smile and toast Dad in the next short while. That would be an exceptional gift to our family.
A perfect day for Dad would be gardening, thoughts of family and friends, a good meal, a wee dram of cognac, and a hand held with Mom.

Condolences to the family of Evelyn Cecilia Christensen (nee Jensen)


Evelyn Cecilia

May 11, 1930 - August 9, 2020

Evelyn Cecilia Christensen (nee Jensen) passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Hospital on August 9, 2020, after a long and interesting life.
Evelyn, a true prairie girl, was born on May 11, 1930 in Standard, Alberta. She was the only child of Ragnhild and Tony Jensen. Even from a young age Evelyn loved to learn, and with her father’s tutorage she leapt directly into grade three at South Valley School. After attending high school in Cluny, with her best friend Muggs by her side she continued her education at the University of Alberta, graduating with a degree in psychology.
It took going all the way to Edmonton for her to meet a hometown boy, Harry Christensen – whose smart appearance and genuine smile she couldn’t resist.
Harry and Evelyn married in 1953. Before long they welcomed their first-born son, Barry, followed shortly by Bob and Leigh, completing the family. Evelyn and Harry had a successful farming career in the Standard area, eventually passing the farm on to their sons.
In 1983, as Harry put it, ‘they finally got a girl’, when Leigh married Yvonne Way, and in 1985 they welcomed their second daughter-in-law when Barry married Jutta Trapp.
Evelyn was an attentive and loving Bedstemoder to her four grandchildren. Her dry sense of humour, generosity, and love of politics - among other things, will be remembered by her family and friends.
Evelyn was always up-to-date on current and political events, even right up to her passing. Over the years, Evelyn travelled to many countries, and learning from her experiences abroad, she would relish in the stories of her grandchildren visiting the same countries years later. She was an avid reader of history and geography, which led her to being a valued volunteer at the Glenbow Museum. Her Danish heritage played a large part in her life, and to this day Evelyn is the reason her family loves all
things Danish. Some of Evelyn’s favourite things were dachshunds, croissants and macadamia nut chocolates - in that order.
Evelyn was a much-loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend. She will be fondly remembered by her sons and their families: Barry (Jutta), Bob, Leigh (Yvonne), her grandchildren: Fraser, Julie, Andrea and Shawna, and her lifelong friend: Lois Paulson. Thank you Lois for being such a true friend to Evelyn. Also remembering Evelyn are several cousins, brother-and-sister-in-laws, and nieces and nephews. Evelyn was pre-deceased by Harry in 2006.
Many thanks and big hugs to the staff at Homestead, Drumheller Continuing Care! Evelyn’s care at Homestead for the last nine years was exemplary - to her, Homestead was home. Your gentle teasing, kindness and loving care made Evelyn’s last years happy ones. Thank you to the staff at Drumheller Hospital Acute Care, you do your job so well! You made Evelyn’s transition so much easier for her and all of us.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Drumheller Valley Bus Society, Box 2848, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y0.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home in care of arrangements 403-823-2666.