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Condolences to the family of Alvin Preston Leonhardt


Alvin Preston

December 26, 1958 - January 23, 2021

Alvin Preston Leonhardt of Drumheller, Alberta, beloved Dad, passed away at home peacefully surrounded by his children and dear friend Jo-Anne on January 23, 2021, at the age of 62 years.
Alvin was born in Drumheller on December 26, 1958, he was the youngest child of Jacob & Margaret Leonhardt.
Alvin enjoyed bowling in his younger years, he was an avid fan of Nascar, his summer vacation consisted of helping out on the family farm. Alvin has devoted the last 30 years of his life to CN. Alvin will be sadly missed by his loving family.
Alvin is survived by his daughter Rachelle, his sons Chris and his wife Tina, Shaun and his wife Lori, his dear friend Jo-Anne Moyer, grandchildren; Keshia, Cole, Bradie, Preston, Carolyn, Shandaya, Arliegh, Grayson, Mikayla, great-grandchildren; Emmitt, Bensyn, Marlen, sisters; Marjorie (Barry/Paul), Genevieve (Ronald), Linda (Robert), Barbara (Allan), Patricia (Jim), Sharon, Carmen (Gary), brothers; Gerald (Janice), Daniel (Maureen), Harvey (Linda), numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a lifetime of friends.
Alvin was predeceased by his parents, Jacob & Margaret, and sister Verna.
A private Celebration of Life service for Alvin will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Courtney -Winter’s Funeral Homes. A livestream of the service will be available to the public by accessing Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Home’s website on Alvin’s obituary writeup. Alvin will be laid to rest at the Drumheller Cemetery.
If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Ashley Betty Watson (Wade)


Ashley Betty

July 7, 1996 - January 15, 2021

It is with mournful hearts that our family announces the passing of Ashley Betty Wade on January 15, 2021 at the age of 24 years. Ashley enjoyed her time with family and friends, she was the first to laugh and the last to stop, the strongest voice in her beliefs and the greatest constitution. Her bright and bubbly personality will be sorely missed.
Ashley is survived by her life partner Treya Billet, her mother and father Jackie and Clint Watson, her siblings Steven, Kayla (Curtiss), Morgan (Kordell), Michele (Cody), Nicole (Alex), and nieces Lexi, Klara, and Ellana, as well her grandparents, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, who all feel the heartfelt sorrow of her passing.
Ashley grew up in Drumheller attending DVSS and graduated in 2014. From there she began a grand adventure living in Drumheller and then Saskatoon. Spreading her effervescent personality to all she came in contact with. Her cheerful attitude made her an amazing aunty, she demonstrated this through unending patience and unconditional love toward her nieces. When it came to her family she was always a phone call away. She made every room feel like home, her untimely passing has created a void in the lives she touched that will never be quite filled.
There will not be any funeral services for Ashley at this time. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the funeral arrangements 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Madelyn Sherman



November 7, 1924 - January 19, 2021

Madelyn Sherman, born November 7, 1924, in Chester Basin, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, to Lorenzo and Olla Joudrey, passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Health Centre on January 19, 2021. She was predeceased by her husband Ernie and eldest son Darrell. Madelyn grew up with five brothers (Maurice, Chuck, Harry, Burchell, and Glen) and one sister (Peg). She and Ernie met in Halifax while Ernie served on a Canadian Navy Corvette for the North Atlantic convoys during WWII. After the war, she returned with dad to Calgary, moving to Drumheller in 1950 where they raised their boys and operated an upholstery and furniture business until retirement in the late 1980s. She was an active member of Royal Purple, serving one term as District Governor, and often a special nana or bonus grandma to children of family and friends. Madelyn is survived by her son Brian (Judy) Sherman, adopted grandchildren Sandy (Michele) & James Brown, and great-grandchildren Amanda, Tyler, Matthew and Alexandra Brown, and numerous nieces and nephews who are spread out from British Columbia to Nova Scotia. Mom was a long-term resident of the Drumheller Sunshine and Hillview Lodges and we would like to thank all of the staff and wonderful caregivers of those facilities for their care and attention to mom for the past 15+ years. At mom’s request, there will be no service.