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Condolences to the family of Helen Delaine Klimek



Helen Delaine

August 29, 1926
- July 22, 2019

Helen Delaine Klimek of Drumheller began her Eternal Life with her Heavenly Father on July 22, 2019. She passed away peacefully in Drumheller at the age of 92.
Helen was born August 29, 1926 in Drumheller to Julius and Agnes Leonhardt. She attended Livingston School in Verdant Valley before moving to Drumheller where she worked as a waitress. In 1946 she married Joe Klimek. She held part time jobs at Continuing Care and the Laundry Mat but her main focus in life was raising her four children and being a homemaker. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and The Lutheran Ladies League. As a member of the L.L.L., she sewed many quilts that were sent to needy children throughout the world.
Besides being an avid reader, she enjoyed studying genealogy and walking her beloved poodles. She was also a dedicated admirer of The Monarch. Helen loved to travel and some of the places she visited were England, Scotland, Ireland, and numerous other European countries and many U.S. States. Her favourite special place was Roberts Creek, BC where she and Joe enjoyed many visits to their cottage on the Sunshine Coast.
Helen was predeceased by her husband Joe in 2012, her parents Julius and Agnes Leonhardt and her five brothers, Clifford, Carl, Clarence, Lawrence and Richard.
Helen is survived by her four children, Carolyn Gingera of Innisfail, AB, Darlene (Doug) Johnson of Lacombe, AB, Dwight (Margo) of Red Deer Lake, AB, and Myles (Stacey) of Calgary, AB, six grandchildren, David and Laura Gingera, Christine (Dallas) Gustafson, Jennifer (Marcel) Mahnkopf, Samantha and Grayson Klimek, four great grandchildren, Brenden and Carter Gustafson and Bianca and Lukas Mahnkopf and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Funeral services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 10:00 A.M., a private family interment will be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Calgary at 3:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church Stained Glass Fund, 620 2nd Avenue West, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y3
We are grateful for the kindness and compassion Dr. Chetty and the staff at Drumheller Continuing Care showed our Mother during her stay there.

Condolences to the family of Donna Noreen (Dow) Halliday



Donna Noreen (Dow)

December 19, 1946 - July 15, 2019

Donna Noreen (Dow) Halliday, age 72 of Drumheller, Alberta passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, July 15, 2019 in Lacombe, Alberta.
Donna fought a long and courageous battle with stage 4 lung cancer. She lived life to the fullest alongside her family and friends while fighting with such strength, determination and positivity that she lived nearly 3 years after her initial diagnosis.
Donna was born December 19, 1946 in High River, Alberta to Donovan & Elsie Dow. Donna spent her childhood years being raised in Claresholm, Alberta and then moved on to pursue her post-secondary education where she earned her Nursing Aid Certification.
On June 18, 1966 Donna married James (Jim) Halliday and they resided in Drumheller, Alberta where they raised their three children.
Donna’s greatest passions in life were her children and grandchildren; Son, James (Jamie) and his wife Tara; grandsons Liam and Lachlan. Daughter, Shauna and her husband Lorne; grandson Devon and granddaughters Kaileigh and Mckinley. Daughter, Jody and her husband Dan; granddaughters Micaela and Abby. Donna will be fondly remembered by her bothers Wayne and Ronnie Dow and their families. Donna’s legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of her family.
Donna was a very social person who spent countless hours volunteering at the Sunshine Lodge and Pioneer Trail Senior Centre. She enjoyed spending time with friends, attending local events, playing bingo, cards and ……many more cards.
Donna was predeceased by her Parents, Donovan & Elsie Dow and her Husband, James (Jim).
Donna will be dearly missed by all family and friends that were blessed to be a special part of her life. She had a zest for life like none other, she lived life to its fullest with a little spark of spunk, personality and humour.
A Celebration of Life to remember Donna was held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Newcastle Community Hall from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Evaleen (Ev) Pratt



Evaleen (Ev)

September 19, 1932 - July 20, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our much loved Mother, Grandma and Great Grandma. Ev was born in Nanaimo, B.C. where she spent her entire life until she went to New Westminster to work at the Woodlands School and later as a Telephone Operator in Vancouver. She married the love of her life Lawrence (LT) Pratt in October 1957. They had four children, Earl (Karen), Logan and Laura. Laurie (Jack), Shawn and Tiffany (Don), great granddaughters Nevelle and Catalina, Brenda, Al (Synthia), Tara, great granddaughter Harlynn, Tammy (Tyler) great granddaughters, Rihanna, Ava, Jae-Lynn. She is also survived by her cousin Doreen and her faithful fuzzy companion Cricket.
Ev enjoyed spending time at the casino with her friends and camping with her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Ev was predeceased by her husband Lawrence and son in law Terry Riggs. To honour Ev’s wishes the family will be holding a private graveside service Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Morrin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Morrin Lion’s Club, Box 231, Morrin, Alberta, T0J 2B0 or the Drumheller Area Health Foundation, 351-9th Street N.W., Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y1.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.