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Condolences to the family of Carol Peloquin-Cooley



September 7, 1941 - November 27, 2023

Carol Peloquin-Cooley of Morrin, wife of the late Maurice John Peloquin passed away in the Drumheller Health Centre with her loved ones by her side on November 27, 2023 at the age of 82 years.
Carol was born September 7, 1941 at Dauphin, Manitoba to George Laverne & Clarice Genevieve Smith. She enjoyed playing dice, puzzling, camping and spending time with her family. Carol fostered children throughout her years and took in foreign exchange students as well. Carol will be sadly missed by her loving family.
Carol leaves to cherish her memory, five daughters Veronica (Al) Ferbrache, Brenda (Derek) Campbell, Renee (Clovis) Martin, Tracey Lavallee, Cheryl Steil, one son Joe (Donna) Peloquin, grandchildren Christina, Jen, Brandy, Trina, Ryan, Samantha, Linnet, Joey, Melissa, Angela, Katherine, Carolyn, James, Aaron, Amber, Skylar, Heather, Danny, Shawn, Devon, Samantha, numerous great-grandchildren, one sister Deanna Loewen, one brother Larry Smith and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Carol was predeceased by her parents George Smith, Clarice Bunes, husband Maurice Peloquin, brothers Ted Smith, Don Smith, and sister Vicky Holbrook.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation on December 7, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. at Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Home, 2nd Ave. 2nd Street West, Drumheller, Alberta. Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 8, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jesus Christ Church of Latter-Day Saints, 455 4th Ave. N.W., Drumheller, Alberta. Interment will follow the service at the Drumheller Cemetery.
In honour of Carol’s memory donations may be made to Little Warriors, phone 1-780-922-9010, Toll Free 1-855-922-9010, email
The Peloquin family wishes to thank the Doctors and Nursing staff at the Drumheller Health Centre for their wonderful care and attention to Carol Peloquin-Cooley.

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

Condolences to the family of Stella Jackson



January 9, 1927 - November 21, 2023

Stella Jackson, born on January 9, 1927, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at the age of 96 at the Lake Bonavista Seniors facility in Calgary, AB. She was born to parents Jenny and Nicholas Baszuck in Flaxcombe, Saskatchewan. She was raised in Beynon, Alberta where her dad worked as a section foreman for the railway. Stella married Gordon Jackson on October 3, 1943, and moved to the family farm. Together they raised four children, James, Robert, Terry and Darlene. She was involved with the Lutheran Church council in Dalum and active with the Beynon Friendship Club. Stella worked the farm with Gordon and ran the machinery at harvest time as well as doing the cooking and cleaning required to keep the family going. Stella loved her family and friends. She enjoyed dancing, visiting, crocheting, designing Ukrainian Easter eggs and entertaining. She cared deeply for all the neighbors and was there to help out wherever she could. Stella is survived by her sons, Robert (Lorie) Jackson and Terry (Myrna) Jackson; daughter, Darlene (Wes) Kadonaga; daughter-in-law, Linda (James) Jackson; Stella’s brother, Steve (Shirley) Sosnick; as well as seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Stella is predeceased by her husband, Gordon of 59 years; son, James Jackson; and sisters, Anne Walker and Margaret Smith. Stella had a strong faith in God and throughout her life her actions taught us how to love, be kind, compassionate and most of all forgiving. She will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Dalum, AB. To view and share photos, condolences and memories of Stella with the family, please visit

Condolences to the family of Robert Mitchell Herzog


Robert Mitchell

October 28, 1961 - November 19, 2023

Mitch, a dedicated farmer and member of the Delia community, was surrounded by his family when he passed away peacefully in Airdrie at the age of 62 on November 19, 2023.
Mitch was born to Bob and Gloria Herzog. Mitch grew up on the family farm just north of Delia with his three sisters, Janet, Susan, and Jennifer. A skilled amateur motocross racer growing up, Mitch had a passion for anything with an engine and wheels. From dirt bikes to snowmobiles, and muscle cars, Mitch always sought thrill and excitement.
Spending his life working on the family farm under his dad’s guidance, Mitch eventually took over the operation in the late 90’s to continue the Herzog family legacy. Between tending to cattle and crops, Mitch loved spending time with his family and friends. Mitch was a kind and loving father and husband who took pride in being an excellent friend and neighbour. Whether helping a fellow farmer move their cattle to a new pasture or hopping behind the wheel of a combine to get their crop off before the first snow, Mitch could always be counted on in a time of need and wasn’t one to keep score.
After gracefully transitioning into semi-retirement, Mitch settled with his loving wife Karen into their cottage at Ghost Lake in 2017. A cheerful touch to this peaceful life was their loyal furry friend, Abby, whose playful presence and need for adventure added joy to Mitch’s daily life.
Mitch will be deeply missed by his loving wife Karen; his children Grant (Maria), Jeffrey (Jordan), Kaylin (Braeden), and Ashlyn (Quinten), his stepchildren Melissa (Andrew), Rob (Mackenzie), his grandchildren Palmer, Reese, Millie and step-grandson Henry, his sisters Janet, Susan (Ralph), and Jennifer (Tom). Also remembering Mitch are numerous extended family members and a lifetime of friends. We will miss Mitch’s contagious laugh, his witty jokes, his love of life, putting everyone first and total selflessness.
Mitch was predeceased by his parents Robert (Bob) and Gloria Herzog, nephew Jordan Larkam, and numerous other family members.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful and dedicated staff at Bethany Airdrie for their compassionate and respectful care of Mitch, companions from Home Instead, A Friend Indeed, Dr. Cook and his colleagues. Mitch had a rare condition called P.C.A. (Posterior Cortical Atrophy) Alzheimers which he battled with courage and dignity.
A Celebration of Life service for Mitch will be held Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at the Delia Community Hall. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to D.O.R.V.A. (Drumheller Off-Road Vehicle Association) a not-for-profit organization, Airdrie Bethany (Recreation Aspen Unit) or the charity of one’s choice.
Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.