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Last updateSat, 15 Jun 2019 10am

Condolences to the family of Lorne Harsch





September 6, 1948 - April 15, 2019 

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our Dad Lorne Harsch, of Carbon, Alberta, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born to Alvina and Theofiel Harsch, Lorne was a valuable member of the Carbon Community.  He is survived by his two children, Nicole Brayton (Chris) and Joel Harsch (Christina) along with his 6 grandchildren, Mia, Ava, Olivia, Corwyn, Bryson and Laekyn. A special thank-you to those that supported Lorne throughout his journey and to the staff at the Three Hills Hospital who took exceptional care of him during his final days. A celebration of Lorne’s life will be held at the Carbon Community Centre on Saturday, April 27 from 1-3 pm. In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.


Condolences to the family of Elwood "Babe" Ernest Oxbury



Elwood “Babe” Ernest

March 28, 1936 - April 9, 2019

On April 9, 2019, Babe passed away after a battle with cancer at the age of 83. He was born March 28, 1936, in Drumheller and grew up in Midland. He was an avid outdoors man, earning the nickname Hawkeye for his hunting abilities. A tireless worker, Babe owned gravel trucks in his youth, then spent 25 years at the parts counter of Excelsior Motors, at which he earned the Rotary Club’s “Most Courteous Employee” award in 1979. After moving to Campbell River, BC in 1988, he returned to driving trucks, working for Island Highways for six years after which he retired and moved back to Drumheller. Aside from hunting, fishing and camping Babe loved tinkering in the garage; going for walks with Dawn; baseball, he coached Darren’s little league teams and never missed a Blue Jays game; old time Country music; and western movies. Babe was especially fond of his grandchildren, entertaining them with his quick wit, dry sense of humor and bestowed upon each of them a special nickname. Babe is survived by his daughter Dawn Oxbury, her children Nicole (Steve) Cronkhite-Cale, Corey (Jody) Cronkhite; son Darren Oxbury, his daughter Drake Oxbury; brothers John and Arthur, sister Lin and numerous nieces nephews and extended family. Babe was predeceased by his best friend, fishing partner and father John Oxbury; his mother Olive Oxbury; wife Jean Eileen; sisters-in-law Anne and Linda; and daughter-in-law Debra Oxbury. As per his wishes, no formal service will take place.

Condolences to the family of Gerald Wayne Loblick



Gerald Wayne

February 21, 1947 - April 1, 2019

Jerry (Gerald) Wayne Loblick, born February 21, 1947 in Calgary, AB, beloved husband of (Marcia) Lynn Hemmaway, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2019 in Drumheller, Alberta, at age 72. Jerry and his parents, Helen (Lena) Krosby and Herman Loblick moved from Calgary to Rosedale, where he resided the remainder of his life. He was known for his innovative welding skills, drywall and carpentry work, and restoring engines and antiques. Jerry loved his coffee talk and worked on the farm for many years until his health prevented him from continuing. Besides his loving wife, Lynn, he is survived by his two children: • A daughter, Tammy Loblick and her three children: Kyle, Halle and Autumn. • A son, Dennis Leanne) Svenson and their six children: Connor (Tasha), Shea (Jonathan), Gabe, Kael, Raya and Thomas. His passing is mourned by numerous cousins, relatives, friends and members of the community. A memorial gathering in memory of Jerry, will be held at the Rosedale Community Hall on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Lynn and Tammy would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the extraordinary staff and physicians at the Drumheller Health Centre for their ongoing support, quality care and undeniable patience over these last few years. “Thank you to each and every one of you for consistently nurturing our family as a whole, and not simply the patient. The Drumheller Community is very lucky to have this hospital, made possible by teams of great individuals who sacrifice a little bit of themselves every day, to make a huge difference. It wasn’t easy, and your time and effort will never be forgotten.” Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home in care of arrangements.