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Condolences to the family of Irene Edith Forgo



Irene Edith

August 20, 1925 - March 9, 2019

With heavy hearts, we share with you the passing of our Mom, Grandmother and Great Grandmother Mrs. Irene Edith Forgo, a resident of Drumheller for 89 years, who passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the age of 93 years. She is survived by two sons and their wives, James (Kathy) of Kelowna, Michael (Shawna) of Airdrie, daughter in law Kjelli; six grandchildren, Robin, Spencer, Kacy, Chelsea, Cassandra and Kyle; three great grandchildren, Lincoln, Eden and Ivy. She was predeceased by her mother Mary in 1978, her father John in 1982, her husband John in 1992, son Stephen in 1999 and brother Stephen in February 2019. Irene moved to Drumheller in 1929 at the age of four years from Hungary and went through the Drumheller school system and then Calgary Business College majoring in Bookkeeping. Irene was very active in the community and made many lifelong friends. She was a long-time member with the CWL (1946), Hospital Auxiliary, Music Festival and found time to help John in their store, North Drum Grocery. Irene also put her talents to work with the law office of Schumacher, Madden and Sparling for a number of years. Irene’s kindness and love of her family and friends will be sadly missed, but not forgotten. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church at 11:00 am with Rev. Father Genogaling officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation/Acute Care of the Drumheller Health Centre 351 9 St NW, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1 for all the love and attention she received while under their wings. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home of Drumheller are in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Stephen Frank Peter Kun



Stephen Frank Peter

March 15, 1931 - February 27, 2019

Steve is remembered as an active energetic man who got things done. His satisfaction came from planning, working on, and completing his tasks. His accomplishments were immense. Steve was born in Drumheller, Alberta and attended school there. He enrolled in the Faculty of
Forestry at the University of British Columbia in 1950, graduating with a Master’s degree in 1958. His thirty-year career with Parks Canada began as Assistant Warden in Banff National Park in the summer of l951. With time taken for education he moved through the ranks serving as Western Regional Forester in Jasper, Assistant to the Western Regional Director in Calgary and Banff, Superintendent of Prince Albert National Park, Chief of National Parks in Ottawa for policy and planning, Superintendent of Banff National Park, back to Ottawa to work on developing new national parks, and finally to Calgary as Director General of the Western Region. During his career he visited every national park and historic site in Canada and travelled internationally representing Canada in conservation work. He loved travelling by horseback through the Rocky Mountains and came to know the back country well and the wardens who worked there. After his retirement in 1988, Steve embarked on a new career ranching in the foothills of Alberta and raised pedigreed Canadian Pinto horses. He and his wife Gail
built a beautiful place that was enjoyed by his family and friends for 30 years. In 2017 Steve and Gail moved to Cochrane to live in a retirement community where they made many new friends. In 2019 they moved to Wakefield, Quebec to be closer to their family and to live in the province they had enjoyed so much canoeing and on skis. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Gail (Jeffery), his son Randall (Jerene Sutherland), daughter Jennifer (John Robson), two granddaughters, two great-grandchildren, and his sister Irene Forgo of Drumheller, Alberta. At Steve’s request there will not be a funeral. His immediate family held a private memorial. Many thanks to the doctors and staff of the Wakefield Hospital. Contact address is: 2-106, chemin des Collines, Wakefield QC, J0X 3G0.

Condolences to the family of Viola Katherine Thompson



Viola Katherine

May 10, 1947 - March 4, 2019

The angels in heaven hosted a welcome home party. The guest of honour was Viola Katherine Thompson who passed away gently March 4, 2019 at the Drumheller Health Center. Katherine will look stunning in the heavenly gown designed for the occasion. Those included on the guest list were Darwin Garnet Thompson (father), Viola Marion Thompson (mother), Terry Garnet Thompson (brother) and Robert Riley (son). Those who were excluded from the celebration were George and Sandra Wilson (sister and brother-in-law), Brian Thompson (brother), Carrie Nimmon (sister), Stephen, Stephanie, Timothy and Micheal (her children who reside in Ontario) numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and the dear friends from Drumheller and area. Although we celebrate for Katherine we will miss her grievously. Congratulations Katherine I pray you will celebrate with me when the time comes.