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Condolences to the family of Betty "Joyce" Buzzard



Betty “Joyce”

October 22, 1928 – February 26, 2020

It is bittersweet we announce the passing of our beloved sister, aunt & friend at the ripe ol’ age of 91. Our hearts are heavy and although we will miss Joyce’s presence in our lives . . . we know she is once again riding with renewed strength and independence in greener pastures. Joyce was born and raised by Jim and Mary Langdon on a farm in the Rosebud/Standard district, alongside five siblings. Before she could even walk, Joyce discovered she was most comfortable in a saddle atop a horse. This is a well known fact to everyone who knew her and it was not only demonstrated in her personal life, but also competitively. Joyce was a competing member of the Standard Riding Club and area rodeo events, including barrel racing at the Calgary Stampede. As a young adult, Joyce moved to the big city (Calgary) where she attended college, worked, married, became a mother and even relocated to Toronto for a time. There was no denying though . . . Joyce was a true cowgirl with a pure country soul . . . attempting happiness in a life of ‘city chic’. It didn’t take long before she ‘cowgirled up’, grabbed the reins and returned to her country roots along with her son Kelly. Back home on the range again, she met and married . . . this time, her true love and a confirmed cowboy, Donny Buzzard. They shared a unique compassion for animals and together embodied and lived the country life and spirit until Donny’s passing in 2009. With great reluctance, Joyce left the farm and relocated to Strathmore in 2014. Since the move to Strathmore, Joyce faced medical and personal challenges that even her well known spirit and fire within could not bear. Most notably and recently was the death of her son
Kelly Hansen at the age of 59, just weeks before her own death. Joyce was also predeceased by Brothers Ken, Dale, Neil and Sister Dorothy. Joyce is survived by her Brother Jim (Phyllis) Langdon of Oregon, dear sisters-in-law, Vera, Mary, Avanel and Julia, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends. We invite you to dust off your boots, don your western wear and join family and friends for a Country Celebration of Joyce’s Life at Lord of All Lutheran Church in Strathmore, on Monday, March 9th at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at the Standard Graveyard following refreshments with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, may we suggest a donation directly to the Calgary Humane Society (4455, 110 Ave. SE, Calgary, T2C 2T7 or online at
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Condolences to the family of Nadine Duncalf (nee Ned)


Nadine Duncalf

(nee Ned)

February 18, 2020

Nadine Duncalf (nee Ned), beloved wife of John Duncalf of Rosedale, Alberta passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at the family farm on February 18, 2020 in her 76th year.
Nadine was born in Chester, England. She was the daughter of John and Phyllis (Madge) Hewitt. Nadine and John met in 1960 when they attended college together. They were married on March 31, 1965. In 1980 the family made the move to Canada and settled at Rockyford, Alberta and later purchasing a farm at Rosedale, Alberta.
Mom will be lovingly remembered by her husband John, daughter Lynne Ketcheson (Brent), Paula (John) Kilback, Neil (Donna) Duncalf, Lionel (Robin) Duncalf, grandchildren; Daniel, Laura, Megan, Ashley, Matthew, Michael, Jared, Ethan and Avery. Great-Grandchildren; Haylee, Hannah, Kellen, Klay and Leland, nephew Andrew Duncalf (Jane) and their children, great niece and nephew Charlie and Megan.
Mom was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Being together with her family was her joy in life. Always cooking up meals, patching jeans and knitting up socks, sweaters, blankets and scarves, the family was always reminded of the love she had to give.
A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Magloire’s Anglican Church on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Brian Way officiating. Following the service everyone is welcome to stay for lunch and a time of fellowship. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes can be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation, 351-9th Street N.W., Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y1 in memory of Nadine.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the funeral arrangements.
The Duncalf family would like to thank everyone for their care and support during her illness. Especially the
doctors, nurses and support staff at the Drumheller Health Centre and the Cancer Clinic, Home Care, Palliative Care, Drumheller EMS and Red Deer Cancer Centre. Mom was very fortunate to have people around her that made her feel as comfortable as possible.

Condolences to the family of Sterling Rae Schneider



Sterling Rae

April 4, 1960 - February 13, 2020

Sterling Rae Schneider passed away suddenly on the morning of February 13th, 2020 at the age of 59. Sterling was born on April 4th, 1960 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, to Stanley Alfred Schneider and Geraldine Brenda Schneider (nee Dunlop). Sterling is survived by his wife Kathy Schneider (nee Glover), sons Cole (Carla) and Ryan (Caitlin), and grandchildren August, Juno and Isla. He is also survived by his mother Geraldine, grandmother Ada Dunlop, brother Rob (Sandra), his nephew Larry, niece Ashley (Brett), sister Tracy (Alvin), nephews Nick and Justin (Brianna), mother-in-law Cecily and sister-in-law Andrea and nieces Kaylin, Keeley and True Glover, as well as best friends Darryl and Lisa Jacques and their kids, Ayrianna (Victor), Dallas, Brady (Janelle) and Austin.
Sterling was predeceased by his father Stanley Alfred Schneider and brother-in-law John Clayton Glover.
Sterling’s true passion in life was his family, with his wife, his sons, and his three grandchildren being the center of his world. Since becoming a grandpa, he loved to spoil his grandchildren, brag about their cuteness, and show off photos to all who would look. Sterling was also known for his love for sports, especially his Dallas Cowboys. He also loved vintage cars, drag racing, and was a technology enthusiast. All who knew Sterling would describe him as such a kind, welcoming, and genuine man, who warmed your heart with his big smile. He had a way of lighting up the room with his presence, a trait that his family and friends will immensely miss.
A celebration of Sterling’s life will be held at the Badlands Community Facility on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, if people choose, a donation can be made to Epilepsy Association of Calgary.