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Condolences to the family of Evelyn Mae Milgate



Evelyn Mae

April 26, 1920 - April 27, 2019

Evelyn Mae Milgate, beloved wife of the late Gordon Milgate, passed away in Red Deer, AB on Saturday,
April 27, 2019 at the age of 99 years. Evelyn will be dearly missed by her son Kenneth Milgate and his wife Susan and son Ronald Milgate and his wife Joyce; six grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, a niece, and two sisters-in-law. Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing at Mountain View Funeral Home, (Prairie View Chapel, 1605 – 100 Street SE, Calgary) on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens and a Memorial Service will follow back at the Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6.

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Condolences to the family of Ralph Charles Whitmore Lucas



Ralph Charles Whitmore


Ralph’s Story


Ralph Charles Whitmore Lucas’ journey began on July 31, 1937 in Regina, Saskatchewan. He was son to Caroline Molly Lucas and adoptive father Harry Lucas. His childhood was spent in Regina and some of those childhood friends became lifelong friends. All of Ralph’s careers centered around his love of electronics and technology. The firstborn children of Ralph and the late Joanne Cowan are Brent Lucas (Rachel) and grandchildren Olivia and Nicholas; Kendra Bednarczyk (Richard) and grandchildren Darynn and Ryan, all reside in Cranbrook, B.C. Ralph always treasured visits to B.C. to spend time with family and create memories sailing, camping, fishing and sharing stories. Ralph and Marie were married on December 22, 1973 in Calgary, Alberta. Together they had three daughters. Kim Suntjens (Kyle) of Drumheller, grandchildren Claire, Andrew, Cole and Jill; Cara Wynnyk (Levi) of Sylvan Lake, grandchildren Ruby, Solomon and Ari; Nichole Elliott (Brody) of Cochrane, grandchildren Sloane and Sawyer. Drumheller became home for Ralph and Marie in 1979. Many beloved family friendships developed over these years. In Ralph’s lifetime his loves and interests were numerous! He loved his family first and foremost. The arts, reading, and music were very valued by him. His passions were cars, camping, his many dogs, fly fishing, downhill skiing, martial arts, magic and anytime spent out in nature. Ralph and Marie retired to Sylvan Lake, Alberta in 2005. Ralph had a love of sailing and enjoyed Sylvan Lake’s beauty both on and off the lake. Palm Springs became a winter retreat for eight years and many lasting friendships and memories were created in their time there. Ralph’s health challenges were mounting. With heavy hearts we said goodbye on April 16, 2019 with his family by his side, at the age of 81. The family is blessed by the health care that Ralph received over the years in Drumheller, Sylvan Lake and Red Deer. Marie was his best friend, wife, advocate and devoted caregiver, and the family is eternally grateful. A memorial for Ralph Lucas is planned for Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. The service and reception will take place at the Badlands Community Facility in Drumheller, AB, 80 Veterans Way. Donations will be accepted for the Heart to Heart Society in Drumheller, Alberta.

Condolences to the family of Lorne Harsch





September 6, 1948 - April 15, 2019 

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our Dad Lorne Harsch, of Carbon, Alberta, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born to Alvina and Theofiel Harsch, Lorne was a valuable member of the Carbon Community.  He is survived by his two children, Nicole Brayton (Chris) and Joel Harsch (Christina) along with his 6 grandchildren, Mia, Ava, Olivia, Corwyn, Bryson and Laekyn. A special thank-you to those that supported Lorne throughout his journey and to the staff at the Three Hills Hospital who took exceptional care of him during his final days. A celebration of Lorne’s life will be held at the Carbon Community Centre on Saturday, April 27 from 1-3 pm. In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.