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Condolences to the family of Elwood "Babe" Ernest Oxbury



Elwood “Babe” Ernest

March 28, 1936 - April 9, 2019

On April 9, 2019, Babe passed away after a battle with cancer at the age of 83. He was born March 28, 1936, in Drumheller and grew up in Midland. He was an avid outdoors man, earning the nickname Hawkeye for his hunting abilities. A tireless worker, Babe owned gravel trucks in his youth, then spent 25 years at the parts counter of Excelsior Motors, at which he earned the Rotary Club’s “Most Courteous Employee” award in 1979. After moving to Campbell River, BC in 1988, he returned to driving trucks, working for Island Highways for six years after which he retired and moved back to Drumheller. Aside from hunting, fishing and camping Babe loved tinkering in the garage; going for walks with Dawn; baseball, he coached Darren’s little league teams and never missed a Blue Jays game; old time Country music; and western movies. Babe was especially fond of his grandchildren, entertaining them with his quick wit, dry sense of humor and bestowed upon each of them a special nickname. Babe is survived by his daughter Dawn Oxbury, her children Nicole (Steve) Cronkhite-Cale, Corey (Jody) Cronkhite; son Darren Oxbury, his daughter Drake Oxbury; brothers John and Arthur, sister Lin and numerous nieces nephews and extended family. Babe was predeceased by his best friend, fishing partner and father John Oxbury; his mother Olive Oxbury; wife Jean Eileen; sisters-in-law Anne and Linda; and daughter-in-law Debra Oxbury. As per his wishes, no formal service will take place.

Condolences to the family of Gerald Wayne Loblick



Gerald Wayne

February 21, 1947 - April 1, 2019

Jerry (Gerald) Wayne Loblick, born February 21, 1947 in Calgary, AB, beloved husband of (Marcia) Lynn Hemmaway, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2019 in Drumheller, Alberta, at age 72. Jerry and his parents, Helen (Lena) Krosby and Herman Loblick moved from Calgary to Rosedale, where he resided the remainder of his life. He was known for his innovative welding skills, drywall and carpentry work, and restoring engines and antiques. Jerry loved his coffee talk and worked on the farm for many years until his health prevented him from continuing. Besides his loving wife, Lynn, he is survived by his two children: • A daughter, Tammy Loblick and her three children: Kyle, Halle and Autumn. • A son, Dennis Leanne) Svenson and their six children: Connor (Tasha), Shea (Jonathan), Gabe, Kael, Raya and Thomas. His passing is mourned by numerous cousins, relatives, friends and members of the community. A memorial gathering in memory of Jerry, will be held at the Rosedale Community Hall on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Lynn and Tammy would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the extraordinary staff and physicians at the Drumheller Health Centre for their ongoing support, quality care and undeniable patience over these last few years. “Thank you to each and every one of you for consistently nurturing our family as a whole, and not simply the patient. The Drumheller Community is very lucky to have this hospital, made possible by teams of great individuals who sacrifice a little bit of themselves every day, to make a huge difference. It wasn’t easy, and your time and effort will never be forgotten.” Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Myrtle Stanger (nee McGillivray)



Myrtle (nee McGillivray)

April 28, 1913 - April 1, 2019

It is with profound sadness that the family wishes to announce the passing of Myrtle Stanger, our beloved Mother. She slipped away peacefully to join our Dad in heaven and leaves behind a family that loved her greatly and were blessed by her love. She is survived by her children Jim (Eileen), Diane, Marilynn (Allen), Brian (Nancy), 8 grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren, her sister Joan (Lee) and many loved nieces and nephews. Myrtle was predeceased by her husband Albert, brother Earle (McGillivray), and sister Isabelle (Sandmaier). She was born in Sarnia, Ontario and came west in 1918, at age 5, to Provost, Alberta where her father homesteaded. After finishing her high school and Normal training in Camrose, she started her teaching career in one-room country schools during the depression. She met Al in Provost and they married in Edmonton in 1938. They moved to the Orkney district where they farmed and raised 4 children. She was very involved in the community and was devoted to the Orkney Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School for over 50 years. Myrtle had a lifelong interest in learning, in family history, and in keeping in touch with extended family. She and Al travelled extensively; Scotland, and Hawaii were favourite destinations. Myrtle had a long and rewarding life, blessed with good health and long lasting friendships. The family would like to thank the staff at Continuing Care and Helping Hands for their loving and compassionate care. The burial was held at the Sarcee Butte with a Celebration of Life following at Knox United church on April 6, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Drumheller Health Foundation (Continuing Care). Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Home were in care of the arrangements.