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Condolences to the family of Lenore Rosgen




May 31, 1923 - January 4, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our lovely mother, Lenore Rosgen, on January 4, 2020.
She grew up in Drumheller with her family and had many fond memories of the time spent on her grandmother’s farm in Delia. It was while teaching school in Munson that she met and married her husband, Richard, in 1946. Together they farmed in the Munson area and over the years welcomed nine beautiful children. Lenore had a devout faith in God and was a long-time member of the CWL and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church community. Lenore and Richard, as a couple, volunteered in a refugee camp in Thailand in 1983. They sponsored many refugees who resettled in Canada, and became part of our large family.
Mom loved life! She was curious, loved adventure, and found joy all around her. Mom was youthful and fun to be around; her “sparkle” always delighted the grandchildren.
Lenore is survived by her children: Norma Jeanne, Susan (Marcel), Don (Janice), Julie (Bruce), Nancy, Annette, Margaret, Ken (Maddy), and Paul. Her grandchildren: Heather, Stephanie, Joseph, John, Vicki, Eric, Katherine, Richard, Katyana, Matthew, Vienna, and Stefan; her great grandchildren: Lily, Noah, Finley, Emmarie, Cypress, Beau, Austin, Genevieve, Theodore, Harrison, Hannah, Gabriel, Gabrielle, Emily, and Zakk.
Lenore was predeceased by her husband Richard in 2003, her parents Nancy (nee Martin) and Lindsey Howard, her brother John Howard (2012), sister Jean Howard (1939), grandsons Marcus Young and Ben Olivier. Mom will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Prayer Vigil will be held Friday, January 10, 2020, at 7:00 pm and the Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 11:00 am, both taking place at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church. The family invites everyone to join them for lunch immediately following the mass at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Hall, next door to the church.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made
to ‘Children of the Light’ (Haiti), Suite 401, 160 Fallingbrook Road, Toronto, ON, M1N 0A1, Phone no. 416-992-9928 or C.W.L. #34 Drumheller.
Courtney-Winters Funeral Homes are in care of all arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Gordon Randall




April 5, 1934 - Sunday,December 22, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Gordon announces his passing in Calgary at the age of 85. Gordon was born in Limerick, Saskatchewan on April 5, 1934 to Walter Ray Randall and Constance Viola (Marples). He was raised on the farm where his passion for agriculture began.
At the age of 16, he left Limerick and worked as a farm labourer in the Drumheller area. In 1973 Gordon began his career with CN railway and worked his way up to a Track Maintenance Foreman. With the job he travelled and worked in many places, including Rockyford, Beiseker, Red Deer, and Drumheller. Following April 1998, after 25 years with CN, Gordon retired. Throughout his retirement he thoroughly enjoyed his time visiting and having coffee with family, friends and neighbors.
Gordon is predeceased by his parents, his lovely wife Mary (September 2, 1997), his son Douglas Gordon (November 17, 2019), and his sister Alice Jordon (June 17, 1998). He is survived by his daughter Barbara (Ken) Motkoski, 2 grandchildren Whitney and Saige of Calgary, two sisters Marion Oancia of Assiniboia, SK and Linda (Ed) Spitzer of Bulyea, SK, brother Russell Randall of Nokomis, SK, two sister-in-laws Min Omelchenko of Red Deer, AB and Annie Kuzma of Calgary, AB, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Gordon will be remembered as a hard worker. He was a generous man who was always willing to help others, and kept a positive outlook on life no matter the circumstances. A future Memorial Service for Gordon will be held at Choice Memorial (105-4715 13 St NE, Calgary, AB) with the date to be announced.
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Condolences to the family of Betty May (Harris) Lowen



Betty May

November 29, 1935 - January 2, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother Betty May (Harris) Lowen.
Betty passed away on January 2, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 84 ending a courageous battle with multiple myeloma and dementia, surrounded by her children: Trevor Harris, Leslie Harris and Tracy Wicks.
Betty was born on November 29, 1935 in Drumheller, Alberta.
She was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, and Friend.
She is proceeded by her Mother and Father (Mary and Jack Lowen), siblings: Little John, Kenneth, Ralph, Thomas, Jack and Barbara Coats.
Betty is survived by her children, Trevor Harris (wife Angela, and children Benjamin, Isabella, and Samantha), Leslie Harris (son Brendan), and Tracy Wicks (Trotter) (husband Dave, and children Katie and Alyssa); as well as her siblings Chris Lowen (Vivian), Gwen Cassidy and numerous Nieces and Nephews. Betty had a passion for hair design and teaching many students to excel in their field for many years.
A celebration of life will be held in the Spring of 2020 – date to be announced by Family.
Kneehill Funeral Services, Three Hills, entrusted with Arrangements. 403-443-5111