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Last updateWed, 20 Oct 2021 11am

Condolences to the family of June Shirley (nee Pickering) Trentham


June Shirley
(nee Pickering)

August 1, 1927 - September 8, 2021

June, a much-loved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great-Great-Grandmother passed away peacefully in Long Term Care in Drumheller, Alberta at the age of 94. June was born to Ben and Mary Ellen Pickering and resided in Beynon, Alberta until age 17. Then the family moved to the Orkney District where she met and married Frank Trentham on February 21, 1946. They moved onto the farmstead with John Watt shortly after their marriage and this worked out well for everyone, even as the family grew. In 1985 John, Mom & Dad decided it was time to leave the country life behind and moved to their brand new home in Nacmine. They really enjoyed their garden, backyard and beautiful flowers. John left us in March 1994. Frank and June continued in their lovely home until their health deteriorated and they moved to Sunshine Lodge in Drumheller on February 1, 2014. June continued to live at Sunshine after Frank passed in 2016, eventually being moved to Hillview and later to Long Term Care in Drumheller. She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her 6 children, Shirley Waldroff of Calgary, Ann (Hank) Ververda of Bashaw, Gary Trentham of Drumheller, Kathleen (Murray) of Meadow Lake SK., John (Beth) of Three Hills and Tracy (Shannon) of Airdrie.
She cherished each and every one of her Grandchildren (12) Great-Grandchildren (32) as well as (1) Great-Great-Grandchild. The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of all 3 facilities for their patience and wonderful respect they provided to Mom while she was in their care. Respecting our parent's wishes, there will be no formal funeral service held. Memorial donations are greatly accepted to the charity of one’s choice.

Condolences to the family of Lance Edward Peters


Lance Edward

December 12, 1958 - September 5, 2021

Mr. Lance Edward Peters of Drumheller, Alberta passed away at the Drumheller Health Services on September 5, 2021 with his family by his side at the age of 62 years.
Lance was born December 12, 1958 at Oakville, Ontario to Thomas and Margaret Peters. Lance took his early education in the Mississauga area. As the family moved around, Lance went to many schools until the family settled in the Drumheller Valley in 1976. Lance graduated from Drumheller Composite High School in 1977.
Lance worked the day liner for CN, he drove truck for Ceda, he spent 20 plus years driving truck for Hi-Way 9, he was self-employed for a short period of time trucking, he was last employed with Northern Mat & Bridge driving truck.
Lance married his soulmate Maureen, August 19, 2000, they spent 21 years together, taking many tropical vacations.
Lance was a gentle and kind man. He thought deeply about life and had his own opinions, he wasn’t one to share them. Lance was a very conscientious employee, he loved being out on the open road, we always said, “being a trucker must be in his blood”. He enjoyed working on his acreage, renovating his numerous properties. He will be dearly missed by his loving family.
Lance was predeceased by his oldest son Logan in 2017, his parents, his mother-in-law and numerous other family members.
Lance leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Maureen, his sons Lucas Peters, Leland Peters, Matthew (Beth-Ann) Schulz, granddaughter Adaline Schulz, brother Len (Linda) Peters, sisters Lynn (Dale) Goulder, Lisa Jacques, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family members and a lifetime of friends.
Celebration of Life for Lance will be held Sunday, September 12, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 P.M. at their acreage, 284066 Range Road 210 (Monarch Hill, last acreage on your right, or turn off of Highway 9 at Nacmine and it’s the first acreage on your left). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Research.
“Life’s Work Well Done”

Condolences to the family of Vernon C. Robinson


Vernon C.

October 14, 1932 - August 30, 2021

On Monday, August 30, 2021, Verne Robinson, loving father and grandfather passed away at age 88. He was born October 14, 1932, at Drumheller, Ab to parents Percy and Nellie Robinson. He was raised on the farm east of Morrin, Ab along with his 7 siblings.
On June 10, 1960, he married Grace MacAlister and they made their home in Edmonton, Ab, where their 4 children were born. Lyle, Donovan, Lauren and William. He was proud Poppa of 10 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Verne was predeceased by his wife Grace in 2008 and son Lyle in 2020. Also 3 sisters, Gertrude, Eileen and Leila and 2 brothers Earle and Cecil.
He is survived by all of his loving family including 2 sisters Vera and Marguerite.
A private service was held in his honour September 3, 2021 at Serenity Funeral Home, Edmonton Ab
“Well done, good and faithful servant”.