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Condolences to the family of Margaret Thereasa Anne (Mokosak)



Margaret Thereasa Anne

March 30, 1949 - November 27, 2019

Margaret Thereasa Anne (Mokosak) Trentham passed away peacefully with her family at her side on November 27, 2019 at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary, Alberta.
Marg.... Our Mom, Nan, wife, aunt, amazing friend, nurse, fashionista, traveller, domestic goddess, cheerleader, warrior, free spirit, gardener, hairdresser, cake decorator, multitasker... was born to Helen and Carl Mokosak on March 30, 1949 in Blairmore, AB.
Marg was the youngest of three children, she was pre-deceased by her mom, dad, sister Mary, and brother Carl, nephew Dave Mokosak, Harold and Audrey Trentham and Murray (Moe) Trentham.
Marg is survived by her husband Alfred (Dick), daughter Cory (Dwayne) Rowland, daughter Shantel Trentham, son Rich Trentham (Nicole McAvany) and daughter Audrey (Justin) Kurek. Grandchildren Caitlyn Rowland (Andy Macdonald), Mat Rowland (Marinna McDougall), Cole Kurek, Nola Kurek, Laura (Mike) Jarvis, Joyce Mokosak, Tommy Craven, Laura (Steve) Fowler, Alan Craven, Sheila Craven, Carl (Dee) Mokosak, John (Alisa) Mokosak, Michelle (Dennis) Schoonderbeek, Brad (Robin) Jarvis, Vicki (Dallis) Ziegler and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mom/Nan loved life, each day was a gift and she lived it to the fullest. Her family was her proudest achievement.
Mom trained as an LPN at the Calgary General Hospital, she graduated in 1968. She met Dick and moved to Drumheller following her graduation. Mom epitomized the definition of a nurse, she brought professionalism, empathy, compassion, knowledge and skill to every patient. Nursing for mom was not a job, it was a calling and she loved every day, she took a position at the Drumheller General Hospital on the surgical and obstetrics unit.
Mom transferred from the hospital to Home Care where she remained employed. AHS honoured mom for her 50 years of service. They asked her to do a video which was filmed on October 25, 2019 following her third immunotherapy treatment for stage 4 bladder cancer.
Mom and dad were married on November 23, 1968. The Coalminer’s Daughter from the mountains became a farmer’s wife, they built a house in the same yard as our grandparents outside of Morrin in 1973, where they raised their 4 children. Mom became a huge part of the Sunbeam and Morrin communities. No one visited the farm without receiving mom’s amazing hospitality which always included a home cooked delicious meal.
Mom loved her family, her friends and of her favorite destinations was with her daughters to their vacation home in Florida. She also loved Thunderhoof Ranch her and Dad bought outside of Wasa, BC. Mom loved her Brazilian Family, cruising in her convertible, golfing, going to the casino, Texas Hold’em with the ladies and the odd glass of Merlot.
Special thanks to Dr. Marty Duffy, Dr. Tina Cheng, Dr. Trevor Haines, Lance and the staff of Unit 82 and Dr. Jain.
Please join us in Celebrating Mom’s life!
Catholic Mass at 11 a.m. at the Drumheller St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on Monday, December 9, 2019. Reception to follow at the Badlands Community Facility.
In lieu of flowers, we are accepting donations for the Marg Trentham LPN Scholarship Fund.

Condolences to the family of Joseph Alexander Lucas



Joseph Alexander

January 4, 1932 - November 29, 2019

Alex (Ruckus) Lucas, beloved husband of Rena Lucas passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on November 29th, 2019 at the age of 87.
Alex was born in Drumheller to John and Lena Lucas and raised on the farm near Munson. Alex and his brother, Bob, took over the farm from his Dad when he was 16. He met Rena and had a short courtship before being married on October 31st, 1953. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this year and their relationship was the truest testament of love. Alex and Rena started their family in 1956 raising two daughters, Diane and Sandra. He continued to farm until he retired at 49. They then moved to Drumheller but he was able to continue his love of farming by helping his daughter, Sandra, and son-in-law, Bob, on their family farm for many years. He was able to pass on his passion and knowledge of farming to his grandson, Alex, as well. He was so proud to have 3 generations working together on the land that he still owns today.
Alex was known for his infectious laugh that could be heard wherever he went. Whether he was volunteering for many years with the Drumheller Lions or telling stories at McDonald’s coffee, Alex will be remembered for his jovial personality and life sized heart. Alex always made time to talk to people. He loved to reminisce about the good ol’ days and would often be sharing about the days on the farm or talking anything cars. He loved vehicles, driving them, talking about them, and buying them.
His family was his number one priority and they always came first. He loved each one of his family members and his family knew he would always be the first one to be there regardless of the ask or the need. Whether this was a quick trip to Drayton Valley, teaching the grandkids to water ski, taking parts to the field, or picking his great-grandkids off the bus. Papa Alex made each moment count and always had a story to tell. To the world he may be one person, but to his family he was the world.
He is survived by his loving wife, Rena; 2 daughters Diane and Sandra (Bob); 4 Grandchildren Denise (Rick), Alex (Rachelle), Stacey (Mike) and Julie (Kevin); his 11 great- grandchildren Aaron, April, Sofia, Nathan, McKoy, Ben, Lucas, Olivia, Makenzie, Lilly and Austin; numerous nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Ron Stanger.
There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, December 7th at 2:00 p.m. at the Munson Community Hall.
If you would like to make a donation in his memory please consider the Drumheller Heart to Heart Society, Box 162, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J0Y0.

Condolences to the family of Douglas Gordon Randall



Douglas Gordon

March 6, 1969 - November 17, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Doug at the age of 50 on November 17, 2019 in Drumheller, Alberta.
Doug was born on March 6, 1969, and was a life long resident of Drumheller, growing up and then living on the same street, North River Drive in Midland.
He went to St. Anthony’s school and then graduated from the Drumheller Composite High in 1986. Following Secondary school, Doug attended NAIT for Heavy Duty Mechanics, as well as Lethbridge College for Accounting.
In his youth Doug was involved in hockey and always enjoyed watching hockey as a past time. He had a soft spot for animals and was known for having a cat living with him throughout most of his life. Doug was a familiar face seen strolling around town.
Doug was predeceased by his mother Mary in September of 1997. He will be missed by his father Gordon, sister Barbara (Ken), his nieces Whitney and Saige of Calgary, as well as aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins. Doug touched so many people, and he will be sadly missed by many friends.
A Memorial Service is being planned for the Spring of 2020 at Choice Memorial Cremation and Funeral Services in Calgary, Alberta. Details will be updated once confirmed.
If friends or family so desire, a memorial tribute may be made to STARS Air Ambulance (1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB, 403-295-1811,