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Condolences to the family of Cindy Dawn Wattenbarger



Cindy Dawn

February 28, 1970 - May 19, 2020

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Cindy Dawn Wattenbarger passed away peacefully in Drumheller, Alberta at the age of 50 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Cindy loved family time, shopping for new jewellery, and occasions to get glammed up to hit the town. She enjoyed meeting new people in her numerous jobs in customer service and volunteering throughout her life.
Cindy is survived by her husband Doug Emery, sister Amanda Wattenbarger (Nick), niece Chylan and nephew Connor as well as various cousins, aunts and uncles.
Cindy was predeceased by her mother Violet Wattenbarger - 2002 and her father Larry Wattenbarger - 2016.
Due to Covid-19, a memorial will be held at a later date.
Cindy’s bright smile and kind heart will be greatly missed.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of arrangements 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Theresa Lynn Pugh



Theresa Lynn

June 29, 1969 - May 22, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dearest Daughter, Sister, and Aunt, Theresa Lynn Pugh on May 22, 2020.
Theresa was born on June 29, 1969 in Drumheller, Alberta to the proud parents Norman and MaryAnne Pugh. She was raised on the family ranch in Dorothy, Alberta. Theresa attended Homestead Coulee School till grade 9 when she then moved to Drumheller to finish her education. It was at this time that her sense of adventure flourished, she embraced the bright lights of the city and countless lifelong friends.
Theresa’s passions in life were her fur babies Rooter and T-Bone, spending time with her friends and sitting around a campfire telling jokes and making friends laugh.

Her Journey’s Just Begun

Don’t think of her as gone away
her journey’s just begun.
Life holds so many facets,
this earth is only one.

Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and no years.

Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today,
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.

And think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched.
For nothing loved is ever lost,
and she was loved so much.

Theresa leaves to mourn, her loving parents Norman and MaryAnne Pugh, sister Tina (Craig) Comstock, sister Tammy Pugh, nephews Jordan (Katelynn), Nathan Comstock, niece Pooky (aka Christina Pugh) (Rory), and her fur babies Rooter and T-Bone.
In honour of Theresa’s wishes, we would encourage her friends to get together reminisce and raise their glasses one last time for T.
A private family Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of arrangements 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Margaret Anne Swayda



Margaret Anne

April 20, 1944 - May 19, 2020

Margaret Anne Swayda of Drumheller, beloved wife of the late Garry Swayda passed away peacefully on May 19, 2020 at the Drumheller Health Centre at the age of 76 years.
Margaret was born on April 20, 1944 in Winnipeg, MB to parents William Ernest Newson and Annie McDonald Boag. She enjoyed a happy childhood full of travel, music, books, and she loved to read. Margaret graduated from the University of Fredericton with a degree in teaching and made that her career for many years. Margaret’s versatility allowed her to be utilized as a substitute teacher for the majority of her career. She was able to teach kindergarten to grade 12, every subject, in English or French. Margaret met her true love Garry Swayda in Grande Cache, Alberta and the two were married on August 29, 1975. In 2002 they moved to Nacmine, AB where Margaret taught for a few years before beginning her 15 year career as a cashier with Freson Bros. Margaret loved her job, her coworkers and her customers. Anyone who went through her till knew how much she respected everyone and enjoyed their moments to chat.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband Garry in January, 2020, and her parents.
Margaret leaves to cherish her memory, one son James (daughter-in-law Amberlee) Swayda, grandchildren, Hunter, Harrison, Antoine, Gabriel and Lily.
Due to Covid-19, there will be a private family service held June 13, 2020 @ noon at Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes. The family and Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes will be providing a live stream through YouTube.
Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.