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Condolences to the family of Evelyn Cecilia Christensen (nee Jensen)


Evelyn Cecilia

May 11, 1930 - August 9, 2020

Evelyn Cecilia Christensen (nee Jensen) passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Hospital on August 9, 2020, after a long and interesting life.
Evelyn, a true prairie girl, was born on May 11, 1930 in Standard, Alberta. She was the only child of Ragnhild and Tony Jensen. Even from a young age Evelyn loved to learn, and with her father’s tutorage she leapt directly into grade three at South Valley School. After attending high school in Cluny, with her best friend Muggs by her side she continued her education at the University of Alberta, graduating with a degree in psychology.
It took going all the way to Edmonton for her to meet a hometown boy, Harry Christensen – whose smart appearance and genuine smile she couldn’t resist.
Harry and Evelyn married in 1953. Before long they welcomed their first-born son, Barry, followed shortly by Bob and Leigh, completing the family. Evelyn and Harry had a successful farming career in the Standard area, eventually passing the farm on to their sons.
In 1983, as Harry put it, ‘they finally got a girl’, when Leigh married Yvonne Way, and in 1985 they welcomed their second daughter-in-law when Barry married Jutta Trapp.
Evelyn was an attentive and loving Bedstemoder to her four grandchildren. Her dry sense of humour, generosity, and love of politics - among other things, will be remembered by her family and friends.
Evelyn was always up-to-date on current and political events, even right up to her passing. Over the years, Evelyn travelled to many countries, and learning from her experiences abroad, she would relish in the stories of her grandchildren visiting the same countries years later. She was an avid reader of history and geography, which led her to being a valued volunteer at the Glenbow Museum. Her Danish heritage played a large part in her life, and to this day Evelyn is the reason her family loves all
things Danish. Some of Evelyn’s favourite things were dachshunds, croissants and macadamia nut chocolates - in that order.
Evelyn was a much-loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend. She will be fondly remembered by her sons and their families: Barry (Jutta), Bob, Leigh (Yvonne), her grandchildren: Fraser, Julie, Andrea and Shawna, and her lifelong friend: Lois Paulson. Thank you Lois for being such a true friend to Evelyn. Also remembering Evelyn are several cousins, brother-and-sister-in-laws, and nieces and nephews. Evelyn was pre-deceased by Harry in 2006.
Many thanks and big hugs to the staff at Homestead, Drumheller Continuing Care! Evelyn’s care at Homestead for the last nine years was exemplary - to her, Homestead was home. Your gentle teasing, kindness and loving care made Evelyn’s last years happy ones. Thank you to the staff at Drumheller Hospital Acute Care, you do your job so well! You made Evelyn’s transition so much easier for her and all of us.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Drumheller Valley Bus Society, Box 2848, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y0.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home in care of arrangements 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Eddy Chernoff



July 29, 1956 - August 15, 2020

Eddy Chernoff passed away peacefully in the early morning of August 15, 2020 at the young age of 64.
He leaves behind his loving daughter, Melissa Chernoff aka Munchkin, Common Law Raelene Pears, Sister Gayle Kohut (Dennis) and Brother John Chernoff (Liz) along with their families. As well as his beloved four-legged friend, who he spent endless days with, Pipa.
Ed was born on July 29, 1956 in Norquay, SK to Alex and May Chernoff who predeceased him.
Ed enjoyed the wilderness and would spend much of his time camping and fishing. Ed was well known for the many years he worked at Hi-Way 9. He built himself up through the ranks from working on the dock, to driving truck, working as dispatch, managing the Drumheller Depot and then turned into being a part of the Directorship. If you ever worked for Ed, many would probably say he wasn’t the easiest to work for but you could ensure the job got done!
The family will be respecting Ed’s wishes and will not be holding a service.
He will be remembered by the good times and his one of a kind, contagious laugh. May he find peace and happiness in his journey ahead. He will be greatly missed by his family.

Condolences to the family of Maurice Isadore Dube



Maurice Isadore

April 30, 1940 - August 1, 2020

Maurice Isadore Dube, age 80 years, passed away on August 1, 2020 at the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary, AB with family by his side. Maurice was born on April 30, 1940 in Lampman, SK to Ziphere and Harriet (Wismer) Dube.
Maurice grew up in Lampman and attended school at St. Joseph’s Academy in Forget, SK, then Wilberforce School closer to home, until grade 8 when he was needed to help out on the farm. He moved to Alberta in 1961, where he worked at numerous farm jobs and drove gravel truck for a few years.
Maurice met the love of his life Helen McMaster in 1969 and married June 29, 1974 in Drumheller. Maurice and Helen moved to the Dalum area south of Drumheller from Calgary in 1976, where they lived for many years before moving into town. He was a member of the Dalum Fire Department for a number of years.
Maurice was predeceased by his parents, Ziph and Harriet; and nephew Nolan Dube.
Maurice is survived by his wife of 46 years, Helen of Drumheller; two daughters Wendy Oliver of Edmonton and Angela (Kerry) Booth of Drumheller, one son Robert Dube of Rowley, AB, his brothers and sister, Rosemarie of Regina, SK, Leslie (Shirley) of Lampman, SK, Dennis (Diane) of Cold Lake, AB, Murray (Marg) of Medicine Hat, AB, Alvin (Mary) of Regina, SK, his grandchildren, Devon, Cody, Nasya, Samantha, Stephanie (Justin), Tamara, Tayten, Adam (Amber), Randy, Toni, and Hunter, his great-grandchildren, Austyn, Sean, Karleigh, Maci-Lynn, Star, Tatum, Kylie, Kayden, Lucas, Serenity, Emma, and Liam, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and their families.
Due to Covid restrictions a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to S.T.A.R.S.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.