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Last updateThu, 23 Jan 2020 2pm

Condolences to the family of Vincent August Seitz



Vincent August

November 20, 1933 - December 25, 2019

It’s with heaviest hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Vincent at the age of 86.
Vincent was born on a farm near Unity, Saskatchewan. He later moved to Alberta to seek new opportunities. While doing this he met the love of his life, Susan Choma from East Coulee, whom he married in 1959 and made their forever home in Rosedale.
They were blessed with two children, Charlene Seitz Gallagher (Joe) and Keith Seitz (and late Cynthia). He also was blessed as a grandfather to, Melanie (Evan), Courteney (Brad) and Samantha (Gavin). He became great-grandfather, named as little Papa, to Braxton and Brayden. Vince is survived by many family members and friends and will be deeply missed.
Vince was an extremely hard worker his entire life at several different occupations, which led him to be owner and operator of Midway Services of Rosedale. For many years he was a dedicated member of the Rosedale Fire Department and the Knights of Columbus. He was a very active member in the community, always ready to volunteer wherever he was needed. Upon his retirement he spent most of his time with Susan, working in the garden, yard, house, visiting family and friends and spending time with his grandkids. He was known as the one to beat at Chinese Checkers, and loved to also play a good game of cards.
At this time a funeral will be arranged and announced at a later date.
The family would appreciate, in lieu of flowers, a donation to any organization of your choice.

Condolences to the family of Grover Latham (Skip) Hampton



Grover Latham

July 19, 1932 - December 17, 2019

Grover Latham (Skip) Hampton passed away peacefully on December 17, 2019 after saying good-bye to his family at the Drumheller Hospital.
Skip will be missed by his wife Muriel, daughter Michele (Steve Johnston), grandchildren Chloe and Luke, sister Judy (Jim) Milne and numerous other in-laws, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his mom Lilah, dad Prather, sister Vee, brother Dawn, brother LeVern, infant sister Darlene, nephew Larry McKee, nephew Neil Hampton as well as other in-laws, relatives and friends.
Skip was born on July 19, 1932 in Drumheller. Most of his life was lived in Rowley except for his memorable high school years in Red Deer and the last 6 years in Drumheller.
Skip and Muriel were married on March 17, 1967. They lived just north of Rowley where they raised their daughter Michele. Skip was always involved in Rowley/Rumsey community activities.
Skip farmed for many years. He had cattle for many of those years and grew crops his entire farming life. Even in his later years he enjoyed going for a drive to check out the crops.
Skip loved his family and was thrilled with the births of his grandchildren and hearing about their activities and antics.
Skip loved visiting both with old and new friends. He always had a story, a joke or a song to share with others and enjoyed a good time.
Skip’s life challenges were completed, fulfilled and achieved.
Special thanks to Dr. Olfert, the staff at Hillview Lodge and the staff at the Drumheller Hospital for their exceptional care.
Please join us in celebrating Skip’s life at the Rowley Community Hall on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Share a story, share a song and visit.
If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made to Drumheller and District Seniors Foundation for services for seniors at Hillview Lodge.

Condolences to the family of Alba Mary (Bonnie) Bonaguro



Alba Mary

May 27, 1919 - December 10, 2019

Miss Alba Mary (Bonnie) Bonaguro, a longtime resident of the Drumheller Valley passed away on December 10, 2019 in the Continuing Care (Drumheller Health Centre) at the age of 100 years.
Bonnie was born May 27, 1919 in Drumheller, Alberta to Arthur & Amelia Bonaguro. She grew up in the valley, upon completion of high school Bonnie entered into the Nursing Program. She became a Registered Nurse in 1944, working in various places; Victoria, Penticton, Revelstoke. Bonnie finished her career in Drumheller. She helped many people over her career.
Bonnie was predeceased by her parents Arthur & Amelia Bonaguro, two brothers Nick, Caesar, and one sister Val Sandino.
Bonnie is survived by her nieces and nephews, she will be dearly missed by her loving family.
Funeral Mass will be held Friday, December 20, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church with Father Lukas Drapal as celebrant. Interment to follow at a later date. The family invites everyone to join them
for lunch immediately following the mass at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Hall.
If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the charity of ones’ choice.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.