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Condolences to the family of Rick Spafford



January 27, 2023

Mr. Rick Spafford of Drumheller beloved father of Carly and Hailey passed away peacefully on January 27, 2023 at the age of 63 years.
Rick was born and raised in the Drumheller valley. Rick was well known for being a phenomenal pool player.
He was legendary throughout Alberta. He had many fond memories of tournaments and games with his friends. He was an animal lover and almost always had an animal companion, be it a dog, a bird or the cat he thought he never wanted but later became his best friend. Anyone who crossed paths with Rick would say he was kind, selfless and would give you the shirt off of his back. His great sense of humour and his fearless attitude made him quite the character. Rick was strong in his faith. His creative mind and strong spirit will be greatly missed.
Rick was predeceased by his parents Ron Spafford, Irene Spafford.
Rick leaves to cherish his memory, his two daughters, Carly (Cody) Spafford, Hailey Spafford, his siblings Kathy Hadley, Debbie (Pete) Cardamone, Dave Spafford, numerous nieces, nephews: Sarah, Josh, Lisa, Shane, Jordan, Ryan, Tyler, Melissa, Tanille and a lifetime of friends.
A Celebration of Life for Rick will be held Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at the Church of the Nazarene(627 6th Street, East, Drumheller, Alberta) with Pastor Carlos officiating. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. Drumheller District Humane Society or to the charity of ones’ choice.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666

Condolences to the family of Kathleen Vickers



December 11, 1925 - January 20, 2023

Kathleen passed away peacefully at the age of 97. Kathleen was born in Jasmin, Saskatchewan.
After finishing school she came to Drumheller to visit her aunt and uncle and never moved back to Saskatchewan.
She met the love of her life Jay Vickers. They were very involved with the Drumheller Miners hockey team. They also loved to go dancing and camping.
Kathleen worked at Eaton’s until they shut down. She then went to work for the gas company in the office until she retired.
Kathleen was very involved with the hospital auxiliary. Her knitting and crocheting was always in the auxiliary cupboard for sale. She loved going out for coffee with her friends. She loved going for drives in the country.
She was predeceased by her husband Jay Vickers, her parents Fred and Laura Hilson and sister and brother-in-law Monica and Lauria Patenaude.
She is survived by her niece Rhonda (Gerald) Beres and their family; Greg (Kim, their children; Taryn and William), Chris (Chelsey, their children; Sawyer, Beckett, and Boston), Kevin (his children; Kaleb, Colton, and Jase), Heather (Michael, their children; Eden, Linc and Alix), niece Debbie Patenaude (George Vass), and numerous nieces and nephews on Jay’s side.
Graveside service will be held at a later date which will be announced.
Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Kathleen can do so to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation (Auxilliary), Hillview Lodge, or the Canadian Cancer Society.
The Family would like to thank the staff at Hillview Lodge for the care they gave her plus staff from Helping Hands and the wonderful nurses at the Drumheller Hospital.

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

Condolences to the family of Dennis Robert Taylor


Dennis Robert

February 16, 1942 - January 19, 2023

Dennis Robert Taylor of Calgary, AB passed away in the company of his loving wife Mavis of 60 years, and family on January 19, 2023, under the compassionate care of the team at Southwood Hospice, following a 2 year battle with cancer.
Born on February 16, 1942, Dennis cherished each of his 80 years. While he made Calgary his home, Dennis was proud of his Drumheller heritage, where his childhood memories played a large part in shaping his values and priorities. He devoted his life to providing love and
support for his family. His memory and legacy are entrusted to wife Mavis, daughter Leanne, sons Rod (Julie) and Darren (Kristi), grandchildren Nicholas, Emily, Ryan, and Bridgette. He is survived by brother Bruce (Susan) of Trail, BC, in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. Predeceased by his parents Wesley and Florence, his brother Gordon, and son-in-law Daren.
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