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Condolences to the family of Kooter (Kimberly Helen) Kaiser



(Kimberly Helen)

September 6, 1980 - June 24, 2020

Kooter was born September 6, 1980, and left us June 24, 2020. She lived most of her life in the hills north of Hussar.
Kooter can definitely be described as a character. She made an impression wherever she roamed. Kooter was vibrant, magnetic, opinionated, fun, humorous, deep, loyal and helpful. She was capable, willing to try new things, traditional, generous and an original thinker. She played by her own rules, and definitely did it her way.
Kooter was a country kid and loved the beauty and openness that surrounded her. She was adept with cows and loved spending time with her children tending them. She would see an opportunity, and blast through obstacles to bring it to fruition. She was passionate about the land and spent hours learning about and studying its intricacies. She was an early adopter, she loved new ideas and better ways of doing things. Kooter loved music, her dogs, great food, and coffee. Her friends enjoyed thoughtful advice, an ear that would listen and understand, many deep-bring tears to your eyes-belly laughs, and a genuine willingness to contribute however she could. She thought win-win, and had a steel trap of a memory.
Kooter’s career was in the agricultural realm. She worked at a feed lot, auction mart, as a hired hand, was an auctioneer, as a grain farmer with Craig, as a rancher,
equipment dealer, trade show expert, importer and consultant for her own business,-7-Quality Ranch Supply and finally as a territory (BC to Manitoba) representative for RIO Nutrition. She could identify a niche and jump right in. She used each stepping stone to learn more and grow her skills. She always proved capable given the opportunity. She was a big picture thinker and saw potential where others saw problems. Kooter met many incredible people with her work, and she grew these chance encounters into deep friendships.
By far, the biggest blessing in Kooter’s life, in her opinion, was her three children. She described them like this: Belva is the mashed potatoes I could not live without, Jack is the meat that sustains me and Mavie is the gravy, that makes the meal complete.
She is survived by her children, Belva, Jack and Mavie, her sister Kailee (Dallas) Dundas, nieces and nephew Lena, Ellis and Corbin Dundas, mother Karen Treacy, father Keith Klemmensen, grandmother Elaine Klemmensen, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Kooter was predeceased by her husband Craig Kaiser, brother Kody Klemmensen, and grandparents Jack and Frances Treacy and Arthur Klemmensen.
Kooter endured more than her fair share of heartache. Luckily, she also sampled the very best life has to offer.
A private Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 2:00 P.M., which will be livestreamed via the Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Home website.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of John Louis Alois Rauch



John Louis Alois

August 5, 1949 - June 19, 2020

John passed away on the 19th of June 2020 at 3:25 a.m. in the Red Deer hospital. His cause of death resulted from failed kidneys, a failing liver, an irregular heartbeat, multiple infections, and diabetes that had been left untreated. He passed away peacefully thanks to the help of the staff who ensured they did everything they could to make the process as painless as possible.
Due to the current time in which we find ourselves, a memorial will not be held until after the social distancing limitations are lifted.
John is survived by his sons, Daniel and David Rauch, his foster son Tim Ryder, his brother Herman Rauch (Lorna) and many, many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
John was born on the 5th of August 1949 and grew up on the family farm in the Handhills of Alberta. Attended SAIT University in Calgary and left with over a hundred credits. Eventually he met the love of his life, Colleen Lenore Luyendyk and they married on the 6th of June 1992 and remained married until Colleen’s death in 2010.
Over the course of his life John did a multitude of things, including, bee keeping, working the oil rigs, rock cutting, hunting, trapping, blowing rocks and beaver dams for the area, as well as farming pigs, cattle, grains, and hay during his lifetime. He loved to tell stories about his life experiences and anyone willing to listen to him would soon find themselves pulled into a conversation. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, a beloved father, and an avid storyteller.

Condolences to the family of Ita Jeanette Bulechowsky



Ita Jeanette

September 5, 1941 - June 23, 2020

It is will heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Ita Jeanette Bulechowsky of Drumheller, Alberta. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 23, 2020.
Ita’s childhood was spent swimming and exploring the local hills. She attended the Drumheller Composite High
School. Ita raised four boys on her own and was a great provider, sometimes working three or four jobs, or hunting for food to make ends meet. She enjoyed a successful career for Corrections Canada and received awards for her dedication and 30 years of service. Ita was one of the first female living unit officers in Canada in an all-male institution. In her later years Ita enjoyed reading, travelling and spending time with family and friends. All of her grandchildren fondly remember summers with Grandma.
Ita will be lovingly remembered by family and friends. Her four sons; David, Rick, Corey and Heath. Grandchildren; Michael (Mary), Ryan, Nichole (Arkadiusz), Brandy (Tyson), Jordan, Christopher (Jessica), Melissa, Michelle, Matthew, Bryanna (Robert) and Brandon, great grandchildren; Peyton, Olivia, Elias, Kazius, and Julianna, sister May (Bill) Anderson as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family.
Ita was predeceased by her husband Billy Bulechowsky, parents Harry & Eva Coyle and sisters Ellen Hansen and Patricia Olsen.
There will not be any funeral services at this time, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alberta Children’s Hospital or the charity on ones’ choice.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements. 403-823-2666.