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Last updateThu, 30 Mar 2023 3pm

Condolences to the family of Barry Keirle



May 22, 1942 - February 7, 2023

Barry Keirle, beloved husband of Carol Keirle passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on February 7, 2023 at the age of 80 yrs.
Barry met the love of his life Carol Zimmerman at Western Canada High School in Calgary. They married in 1962. Barry took Agricultural Mechanics at the Southern Institute of Technology in Calgary. They moved to the farm in the Rainbow District (Verdant Valley) in the spring of 1963, they had cattle, grain and irrigation. He enjoyed working on the farm, snowmobiling, curling, water skiing, downhill skiing, and family trips. His wish was to take his kids and grandkids on a trip to Nova Scotia to see their family roots of his mother Luella Lawrence. We accomplished that trip in the summer of 2022 making generational memories. They moved to Drumheller in 2018 and spent their winters in Arizona, they made new friends and enjoyed playing water volleyball, golfing, shuffleboard and going to car shows. Whenever his grandchildren came to visit him in Arizona, he was a loving, generous host, showing them all his favourite places to eat and play. While in Drumheller he joined the car club and went on the weekly cruise nights with Carol in his 1958 Dodge Royal.
Barry is survived by his wife Carol, children David (Bonnie) Keirle, Shelly (Greg) Polzin, Lisa (Trevor) Hawkins and Michelle (Logan) Drydale. Grandchildren - Justin (Jennifer) & Tyson (Monique) Groeneveld, Michael Lowey & Kimberly Polzin, Chase (Paige), Colten (Sarah) & Reese Drydale. Also his brother, Frank (Bonnie) Keirle. Barry was predeceased by Luella (Mother), Oscar (Father), Johnny (Brother) and Shirley (Sister In-law) and Lawrence (Nephew) Keirle.
Funeral will be held at the Fellowship Baptist Church (226-2nd Street West, Drumheller) on Friday, February 17, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
We would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the doctors in Yuma, AZ, Dr. Beach in Drumheller, and Dr. Owen in Calgary and all the nursing staff who so lovingly cared for Barry.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.

Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666

Condolences to the family of Tammie Doreen Robinson (Howard)


Tammie Doreen

April 3, 1970 - December 25, 2016

It is with great sadness and after a long and extensive search we announce the passing of our mother Tammie Doreen Robinson (nee Howard). Tammie was born in Edmonton on April 3, 1970 and was brought home to Munson to spend her life with her new family. She grew up enjoying all the animals on the farm and participated in many community programs such as CGIT, 4-H clubs including beef, horse, sewing and craft. Tammie was a talented and natural public speaker with many awards to show for her efforts, taking her to the Alberta Provincial 4-H Public Speaking competitions on more than one occasion.
Tammie also loved to sing and had a beautiful voice and spent most of her youth singing at various venues and also with her Dad’s band every chance she could get. She completed her LPN course in 2002 and loved caring for her patients, Tammie was also a graduate of graphic design school.
Tammie is survived by her children Jesse Robinson, Rachel Robinson and Hunter Booth, her parents Don and Carmen Howard, her birth mother Marva Ward, siblings Wade (Cherie) Howard, Darrin (Lysa) Howard, Donalee (Jerry) Ferguson, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
She will be missed and is in God’s care and now forever at peace.
A Celebration of Life for Tammie will be held on Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the Knox United Church (195 3 Ave East Drumheller, AB) In lieu of flowers donations can be made to charity of choice.

Condolences to the family of Shirley Anne Veinotte


Shirley Anne

July 21, 1936 - January 30, 2023

Shirley passed away at the Drumheller Continuing Care on January 30, 2023 with all of her family by her side.
Shirley was born in Strathmore, Alberta on July 21, 1936, to Joseph and Elizabeth VanBavel.
Shirley worked in the valley for many years at The Drumheller Mail, she greeted everyone with a smile and a hello. Shirley was a loving wife, mom, grandmother, she loved her time with her family.
Shirley was predeceased by her parents: Joseph and Elizabeth VanBavel, step daughter Cathy Veinotte, brothers: John and Donald VanBavel, her first husband Neils Christensen, her son Keith David Christensen.
Shirley leaves to cherish her memory, her husband Carl Veinotte, her children: Anna (Bill) Morrow, Kevin (Bev) Christensen, Chris (Nicki) Christensen, Greg Christensen, Bryne (Ellen) Christensen, Teresa (Brad) Davis, Duane (Rachel) Veinotte, Krystal Veinotte, her beloved 20 grandchildren, her 16 beautiful great grandchildren, numerous other family members and a lifetime of friends.

Courtney-Winters Funeral Home are in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.

There will be a Celebration of Shirley’s life held at a later date. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the charity of ones’ choice.
The Veinotte/Christensen family thank everybody in Long-term Care and Memory Lane at the Drumheller Health Centre, you all gave Shirley such great care, and we are truly grateful for all the friends she made there.