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Condolences to the family of Betty Margaret Eremko (nee Ross)



EREMKO (nee Ross)
Betty Margaret

December 18, 2018

Betty Eremko of Drumheller, beloved wife of Bill Eremko, passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Health Center on December 18, 2018, surrounded by family members and friends. Betty was a super organizer which served her well while operating Just You and I for twenty-nine years. She was generous, full of optimism and brightened up any social occasion. Betty was generously endowed with common sense. She was born in Oliver, British Columbia. Work experience included employment as a telephone operator and customs broker. Betty and Bill were married in Oliver and moved to Drumheller in 1968. Betty is survived by her husband, Bill, children: Ross (Allison), Travis (Koichi) and Jana (her friend Tricia), brother Rob (Joan) Ross, sister Anne Camp, nieces Andrea (Rod) Anderson, Cori Ross, Shelley (Greg) Ross-Williams and nephew Jason (Callie) Camp, grandchildren; Stacy (Dustin) McLean, Stasha (Dennis) Standage, Shae (Jon) MacPhee, Ashleigh (Mahmood) Hickman, great-granchildren; Madysen, Ryder, Delilah, Asia, and Sayed. If desired, donations in Betty’s memory can be made to the Drumheller and District Humane Society.

Condolences to the family of Deidra Marie Iverson



Deidra Marie

April 2, 1987 - December 20, 2018

It is with our deepest sorrow we announce the unexpected death of Deidra Marie Iverson on December 20, 2018, at the age of 31. Deidra was born April 2, 1987 in Drumheller, AB. She grew up in Carbon attending K-12 at the local Carbon School. After graduating high school, she ventured out of the small town on to the big city of Calgary. She spent some time at Mount Royal College and exploring different career interests. She was a caring and affectionate young lady who was always willing to lend a helping hand. Deidra was a beautiful poet and spent many hours writing, expressing her love, gratitude and life lessons. She loved music and was so often seen walking around plugged into headphones. Deidra was a constant learner and regularly had a book on her lap, always reaching to be the best that she could be. Deidra leaves to grieve her Sister, Melissa (Daniel), Nephews, Keagan and Kyler Green; Grandmother Donna Morris along with many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Deidra was predeceased by her parents, Garry and Linda Iverson of Carbon; Grandfather David Morris and Grandparents Dorthy and Vic Elliot. We would like to invite family and friends to celebrate Deidra’s life on Friday, January 4, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Carbon Community Center. Following the Service relatives and friends are invited to enjoy a time of fellowship and light refreshments. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Condolences to the family of Darren James Craig



Darren James

November 10, 1974 - Drumheller, AB
December 20, 2018 - Cranbrook, BC

Darren James Craig was born on November 10, 1974 in Drumheller, AB and passed away December 20, 2018 in
Cranbrook, BC at the tender age of 44 years after a very lengthy illness. Darren leaves behind his life partner of 21 years Melanie Fitka and their five children: Foster, Madelyn, Eliza, Benjamin and Faith. He also leaves behind his mom, Leslie (Tink) Craig (Larry Poland) of Drumheller; his brother, Shaun and his family, Tracie, Allisen and Morgen of Valleyview, AB and Mckenzie of Clive, AB; his sister, Danielle and her daughters Rylee and Parker of Red Deer. Darren is also survived by Melanie’s sisters Stephanie (Colin) of Calgary; Ashley (Roy) of Cranbrook and nieces and nephew Taina, Taylor, Zander and Ava. Darren is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins and his many, many friends in Cranbrook, Calgary and Drumheller. Darren was a wonderful person who was willing to help anyone in any way that he could. He was a most loving, caring and kind person with one of the best hearts ever. His love for the outdoors such as hiking and swimming, the sun, the mountains, his pets and animals in general were very well known. And he loved music! Darren was employed for quite a few years by Culligan in Cranbrook where he came into contact with so many customers who thought of him as almost family. Darren will be cremated and a tree will be planted in his honour at a place of Melanie’s choosing. We all would like to thank the doctors and staff of the ICU and 3rd floor at the East Kootenay General Hospital and the doctors and staff of the Vancouver General Hospital ICU for the kindness and care they have shown Darren and his family over these many months. Also to Teresa and Margaret for being such wonderful friends of Melanie, Darren and family and to the many, many caring families Darren came in contact with as a “Culligan Man”! In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Darren’s name to a charity of the donor’s choice. There will be a Celebration of Life for Darren on the May long weekend at Wycliffe Park outside of Cranbrook. Danielle will keep everyone updated through Facebook. Mark Memorial Community Funeral Home in Cranbrook is in charge of