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Condolences to the family of Marjo (Maria Johanna Adriana) Sheddy


(Maria Johanna Adriana)

April 19, 1947 – December 5, 2023

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of one of God’s most divine souls. Our mom, Maria Johanna Adriana Sheddy (DeJong), known to most as Marjo Sheddy, passed away December 5, 2023 after a short but courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer. She was surrounded by her children and grandchildren as she took her last breath and journeyed off with angels to the heavens above.
Loreina, Patrick, and Jenny Sheddy mourn the loss of their true supporter, biggest fan and the one person who loved them unconditionally, but are so proud of her grace and bravery over the last few months. She is our hero. She will live on through us kids and her grandkids.
Our mom was the most wonderful Grandma, going above and beyond to support and show grace to her grandchildren, Jadin, Madyson, Toni, Emma, Oliver and Sylas.
Mom was extremely passionate with our family, trying to organize and remember all the birthdays and special occasions. A day was never missed that we didn’t get a good morning or goodnight text message. She will be missed by her great friend Alain and friends and family in Calgary and Drumheller, Alberta as well as her sister Rian DeJong.
Marjo was predeceased by her parents Augustinus (Gus) and Elizabeth (Betty) De Jong, her younger sister Josie Smith and was hit hard with the loss of our brother Jamaal (Jim) Peter Sheddy in 2017.
Marjo was born on April 19, 1947 in Tilburg, Netherlands where she lived until a young age at which her parents, herself and two sisters ventured on to make Canada their home. They settled in Calgary, Alberta where she completed school and enjoyed extracurricular activities.
After graduating, Mom made the move to Drumheller where she started her family and lived for many years until recently moving to Edmonton, Alberta.
Our mom dedicated her life to helping others with her career choices at the Metis Heritage Friendship Center in Calgary, Director of the Drumheller Day Care, Program Coordinator for the Town of Drumheller, her role as the Native Liaison Officer with Corrections
Canada and the small retirement jobs she worked at right up until her passing. The extra roles she took on being a leader in Girl Guides Canada, sitting on the board for Restorative Justice, driving the school bus and working at Walmart, she never ever left anyone who needed support go without love. Her vibrancy and selfless giving nature always made occasions special, above and
beyond, to show her unconditional and non-judgmental love. Mom was always employed, sometimes with 2-3 jobs to make our home stable and give her children what they needed.
It was our mom’s request to not hold a public celebration but to join her ashes with our brother Jim’s which we will spread as a family come Spring. In lieu of flowers, please choose a charity that means something to your family because family was everything to her.

Condolences to the family of Maxine Elaine Evans


Maxine Elaine

Maxine Elaine Evans, 84, of Drumheller, AB passed away peacefully with family at her side on December 19, 2023.
Maxine is survived by her son Murray (Angie) Evans, daughter Glennys (Terry) Osko, and son Trevor (Deneen) Evans; grandchildren Christina (Cory) Harvey, Altiera (Eric) Dahlman, Jordan (Jess) Evans, Braydi (Tanner) Hoppus, Erica Osko, and Sarah Osko; great-grandchildren Nikolai, Everett, Isaac, Hennessy, Jack and Rayner; nephew Gary (Sherri) McPherson; sister-in-law Charlene McPherson; numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents John and Mabel McPherson, husband Edgar, brother Murray McPherson, sister-in-law Shirley McPherson (nee Crozier), and niece Andrea Beable.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Iordache, the staff, and residents of Mary Immaculate Care Center for their compassionate care and friendships.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Drumheller.
Memorial donations may be made to the Mary Immaculate Hospital (Mundare) Foundation Box 349, Mundare AB T0B 3H0

May the road rise to meet you Mom
and the wind be at your back. God bless you.
Autumn Rose Funeral Home Ltd.

Condolences to the family of Karen Heather McLellan


Karen Heather

May 14, 1957 - December 1, 2023

Karen Heather McLellan (nee Johnson) of Drumheller, AB passed away peacefully on December 1, 2023, at the age of 66 after a courageous battle with cancer. Karen is survived by her son Daniel, daughter-in-law Angela and grandson Parker McLellan, son-in-law Adam Brown, her partner Christiane Nault, as well as her brothers Larry (Evelyn & Jessie) Johnson and Donny (Moira & Laura) Johnson. She was predeceased by her son Christopher McLellan and her parents Marion and Clifford Johnson. No service will be held as per Karen’s wishes.