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Condolences to the family of Isabel K Marquardt


Isabel K

February 4, 1930 - December 11, 2020

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mom and Grandma. Family was her greatest joy, especially her grandchildren.
Isabel enjoyed life and was always there to lend a hand when needed. She was very active with the Nacmine community with running the local bingo and helping at the pancake breakfasts. Mom enjoyed playing cards, bowling, camping and fishing. She will be missed by her family and friends.
Isabel was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Ann Hagemann, brothers, Bruno, Willie and Rob, sisters, Adeline Lefley and Helen Rosentreter, and her husband of 49 years George.
She is survived by her sons, Kenneth (Sheila), Dennis (Pam), daughter Leona (Bob) Komarnisky, grandchildren, Jonathan (Jen), Christopher (Dakota), Michelle (Brad), Patricia (Jeremy), Richard (Whitney) and Grant, six Great Grandchildren, one sister Margaret Wolfe.
Due to the Covid Virus, there will not be any type of service for Isabel.
Arrangements in care of Courtney-Winters Funeral Home. 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Olga Joan Bertrand



Olga Joan

January 29, 1930 - December 3, 2020

Beloved Olga Joan Bertrand born to Sam and Tillie Kohut on January 29, 1930 in Drumheller, passed away peacefully in Calgary on December 3, 2020 surrounded by family. Throughout her entire life she worked selflessly to ensure everyone else’s wellbeing. Her caring nature and empathy towards others was monumental. A devoted and committed Catholic, she volunteered at church cursillos, bazaars and at Birthright for many years helping those in need. Her life overflowed with love, kindness, humility, patience, and diligence. She graduated with honours from the Medicine Hat General Hospital School of Nursing (1952). She went on to work in several hospitals including Drumheller and Ponoka municipal hospitals, U of A in Edmonton, Holy Cross in Calgary which was her favourite place to work and where she was a member of the O.R. open heart team. The Alberta winters must have gotten the best of her because she ended up in California and worked at the St. Eligius Hospital in San Francisco and the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Beverly Hills. While working at Cedars of Lebanon, she had the pleasure of meeting some of Hollywood’s giants including Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Dean Martin and she even sat down for breakfast with Ronald Reagan. She retired in the early 1960’s to become a dedicated and devoted wife and mother of 4 children. She and her husband Vic of 48 years settled in Kelowna and raised their family in the beautiful sunny Okanagan. She was predeceased by her husband Vic (2011), her parents Sam (1953) and Tillie (1993), her two sisters Helen (1939) and Ann (2011), and her great friend of more than 40 years Philomena Murphy (2020). Olga will be lovingly remembered by her 4 children: daughters, Lynn (Scott Wilson) Edmonton, Lisa (Jeff Peters) St. Albert, her sons: John, Montréal, and Joseph (Lisa Downham) Okotoks; and by her 8 grandchildren, David, Terri-Lynn, Michael, Alyson, Alexander, Benjamin, Chloé and Joshuah. She will be greatly missed by her only surviving brother Ted in Calgary, and her cousins Molly Elstone nee (Kostynuik), Bessie Kostynuik and Shauna Lawson nee (Elstone).
Olga, thank-you for being part of our lives.Instead of leaving a void, you will leave behind an inspiration for generations to come. God bless you.

A celebration of Olga’s life will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church, (1077 Fuller Ave, Kelowna, V1Y 6X6), with a date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations being made in Olga’s memory directly to Birthright, (777 Coxwell Ave, Toronto, ON M4C 3C6) or online at or to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, (20 Eglinton Ave West, 16th Floor, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8) or online at
Messages of remembrance may be left for the family at

Telephone: 403-297-0711
Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial

Condolences to the family of Aileen Rose Eno


Aileen Rose

November 29, 2020

Aileen Eno passed away peacefully in hospital on November 29, 2020 at the age of 96. Aileen will be greatly missed by her brother Harold (Phyllis) Moss of Brighton, ON, sister-in-law Elaine Moss of St. Albert, AB, and her four children: David (Glenda) of Chilliwack, BC, Elizabeth (Frank) Wesseling of Cochrane, AB, Gordon (Laura) of Richmond, BC, and John (Leslie) of Abbotsford, BC. She loved her ten grandchildren: Amy (Phil) Keed, Derek (Veronica) Eno, Katie (Brian) Calder, James Eno, Vicki Eno (Jon Leyland), Holly-Anne Eno (Bryan Steeksma), Sean (Katrina) Eno, Maggie Eno, Sarah Eno, and Michael Eno, as well as her 15 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three nieces and a nephew. Aileen was predeceased by Bill, her husband of 62 years, parents, Reverend Wallace and Marjorie Moss, and brother, Cedric Moss.
Aileen was born in Goderich, Ontario, in 1924, and moved to Alberta as a child where her father’s ministry took them to Burdett, Hythe and Westlock before moving to Drumheller in 1941. After completing her schooling in Drumheller, Aileen became a teacher and taught in several communities, including East Coulee and in the Carbon area. After the war, she married Bill, and they moved to Edmonton, where she worked at the Correspondence School Branch while Bill attended university. They then returned to the valley where they lived in East Coulee, Rosedale, and Nacmine before purchasing their home in Drumheller. Her 96 years saw many changes in her world, from model-Ts, horse drawn cutters, back yard biffy’s, and coal stoves, to our current modern conveniences and technology. She was very proud of her ability to use her computer well into her 80’s. Aileen loved the valley, was a proud Albertan, and she was well versed in Canadian history. She kept a strong interest in chuckwagon races by keeping careful track of the stats for each heat. Aileen and Bill loved to travel in their little camper van, especially to the mountains to celebrate their anniversary each fall. They travelled all over Canada, with farther adventures in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Music was a central part of Aileen’s life. She had both a piano and an organ in her living room. She played clarinet in the Kinsmen Community Band which took part in many community events including the Calgary Stampede parade. For decades Aileen was the organist at Knox United Church, playing that great pipe organ for countless Sunday services, weddings and funerals. In fact, right to the end of her life she could readily recall the number of any hymn from their hymnal.
She also sang in the church choir and in the Passion Play, and was a strong supporter of the Drumheller Music Festival. Aileen was always busy. Her days were full with normal family upbringing, maintaining a house, sewing garments, compiling family histories, cooking and baking, (although any baking often went with “no, that’s for the church”). She spent countless hours at the church, serving on various committees, as treasurer, and with the UCW’s many functions. She was often on the phone visiting with friends or working out details for a church event. She regularly visited residents at Sunshine Lodge or shut-ins. When not supporting her community or Bill with his many endeavours, she would read or garden. Even at night in front of the TV she would usually have some project going, be it a cross-stitch picture, Christmas decoration, knitting, or a home-made gift. Aileen loved to be with her family. She loved to laugh. She especially loved family get togethers that included a slide show of early family photos and the ensuing wise cracks and teasing among her kids.
Aileen also loved to spend time with her grandchildren, and they have great memories of ‘baking with Grandma’, and of her gentle love. She enjoyed time with her great grandchildren and to hear about their antics. Aileen lived a good, long life. She was a giving, good-hearted, gentle soul, who could be sassy at times, too. She was lovingly dedicated to her family, her community, her church, and her God. She will be greatly missed.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the charity of their choice.
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial service will be conducted at a later date.