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Condolences to the family of Elsie Mary Littlejohns (nee Long)



Elsie Mary
(nee Long)

April 2, 1947 - February 1, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elsie after a courageous battle with cancer on February 1st surrounded by family and friends at the Saanich hospital in Sydney, BC. She was the oldest daughter of the late Ivan and Mary Long. She was a loving wife to Brian for 51 years. Elsie leaves her son, Richard (Kristina), daughter Jenifer (Dana), and granddaughters Breanna & Sage. She will be missed by her sisters Kay Richards (Doug) and Patty Blocksom (Terry), her brother Ken Long, sister-in-law Jeanette Rougeau and many loved cousins, nieces, and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Jim Long (Mickie). A special thank you to the Demman and Neal families for all of your help. As her kids were growing up, she was a dedicated parent, volunteer at their schools, hockey, and lacrosse. Elsie spent many years working at Sidney’s True Value Hardware Store, always with a smile and a helping hand. Elsie had a heart of gold, loved us fiercely and always gave the BEST hugs, especially to her granddaughters. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring, a date to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Elsie’s memory to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Palliative Care Unit (

Condolences to the family of Lyle Douglas Hunter



Lyle Douglas

March 1, 1958 - February 11, 2019

Lyle Douglas Hunter was born March 1, 1958 and passed away February 11, 2019 at the Red Deer Hospital. Lyle is survived by his wife Geri, his 2 sons Lyle Jr., Chris and families, his step-son Scott, his mother Arlene, sisters Linda and Pat and families, his brother Dale and family, as well as numerous other family and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Douglas Hunter, in 1991. His greatest love in life was driving gravel trucks and cheering on the Calgary Flames. As per Lyle’s request, there will be no service. Flowers are gratefully declined but if desired, donations may be made to The Drumheller Salvation Army, Box 3097, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 in Lyle’s memory. Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Mary-Annabelle (Ornburn) Armstrong




March 8, 1924 - February 11, 2019

After a fall a year ago, Annabelle had struggled with her health residing in the Drumheller Health Centre/Continuing Care where she passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 11, 2019 at the age of 94 years. Annabelle was born March 8, 1924 in Calgary, Alberta to Floyd and Julia Ornburn of Standard, Alberta. She trained as a teacher and graduated in 1943 and then taught school at the Two Bar School in Wintering Hills from 1944-1946. Annabelle met Buster (William) Armstrong when he was playing guitar at the school dance and they were married December 28, 1946. Annabelle was a very community minded lady, she did many things; wrote the weekly column for Hussar for fifteen years in many newspapers including The Drumheller Mail, she also wrote a column for gardening for a few newspapers, she was an avid gardener since childhood, travelled commercially for Fuller Brush, & Rawleigh companies, volunteered with the church in many capacities including teaching Bible Study, involved in many community events. Annabelle will be sadly missed by her family. Annabelle was predeceased by her parents Floyd and Julia, her husband of 35 years Buster, her second husband Alvin Slattery of 6 years, her daughters Pat, Susan Anne, great-granddaughter Emma, sisters; Rose, Lila Mae and Dianne. Annabelle’s legacy at the time of her passing included three sons; William Armstrong, Ben (Terry) Armstrong, Rick (Harriet) Armstrong, four grandchildren; Mamie Anne (Phil), Chris (Krista), Clay (Colleen), Jamie (Lisa) and their families, eight great grandchildren; Kylee, Cort, Orrin, Olivia, Maren, Nathan, Myja, Riley, three sisters; Hazel Calahan, Pat Wheeler, Peggy Thomson, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Community Church, Hussar, Alberta, the family wishes to invite all to come and have a time of fellowship and light refreshment at the Hussar Community Hall following the church service. If friends so desire in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Community Church or Hussar Cemetery. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.