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Last updateWed, 26 Jan 2022 2pm

Condolences to the family of Ian Sallows



December 25, 1930 - November 23, 2021

Ian Noel Sallows passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Hospital Continuing Care Centre on November 23, 2021 at the age of 90 years.
Ian is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Gerda (Elizabeth) Sallows, his daughters Heather Sallows (Steve Gadbois) of Whistler, B.C., and Karen Sallows (Soren Laursen) and granddaughters Astrid Laursen and Mia Laursen (all of Ottawa).
Ian was the last surviving child of Garnet and Martha Sallows of Nacmine. He grew up there as the youngest of seven siblings, becoming an athletic young man who boxed and played baseball. He and Gerda married in 1957. After starting out in Hussar and Drumheller, they settled in Rosedale, where they built their dream home and operated a market garden. This was in addition to Ian’s work as manager/partner in the Andreasen lumber, construction and hardware business, and Gerda’s busy teaching career.
Dad simply loved life in the Valley and contributed to his community in so many ways. He and Gerda were blessed with a circle of good friends and caring family. In later years, Dad enjoyed working at the Drumheller Penitentiary and the Royal Tyrrell Museum. He played golf with his buddies, travelled with Gerda, did some beautiful woodworking, and spent many happy hours with their dear friends and neighbours on 9th Street in Midland, where they had a smaller home (but a lot of garden!) He especially loved time with his granddaughters, teaching them the fine arts of weeding and water fights.
As per Ian’s wishes, there will not be a memorial service, and cremation has taken place.
In his memory, doing a kindness for a friend or a service to the community would be appreciated. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations in Ian’s name to the Drumheller Hospital Foundation or STARS Ambulance.
The family would like to thank Dr. Mpisi and Dr. Tlhape for their compassion and skill, and all of the staff at Drumheller Continuing Care for their careful attention to his complex care in his last years.

May the stars carry your sadness away,
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears,
May silence make you strong.

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

Condolences to the family of Edna Kolenz



April 26, 1929 - November 26, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at the long-term care unit in Drumheller, Alberta. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, camping, crafting, dancing and good old country music. She is lovingly remembered by her son, Larry (Mary); daughters, Joyce (Richard), Debbie (Bruce), and Marilyn (David); daughter-in-law, Susan; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and a sister. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank; her son, Randy; and great-granddaughter, Cheyenne. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
There will be no Funeral Service as per her wishes. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Edna’s name can be made to the Long Term Care Unit of the Drumheller Hospital, 351 9 Street NW, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y1.
Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

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Condolences to the family of Yvonne "Bunny" Hecktor


Yvonne “Bunny”

October 21, 1941 - November 19, 2021

Bunny was born in Drumheller to Gus and Dorothy Higdon. She was the youngest of 7 siblings and married Dale Hecktor in 1960. Bunny is survived by their 3 children Kathy (David), Marty (Jay-Lynn), and Darcy (Faye). She is also survived by grandchildren Calvin Hecktor, Jasmine Pennington, Kate-Lynn Pennington, Ron Hecktor, Nathalia Finkbiner, Morgan Hecktor, and Sam Hecktor; three great-grandchildren Evangeline Hecktor, Yvonne, and Noah Finkbiner; as well as sister-in-law Helen Higdon; brother-in-law Ron Rowe and nieces and nephews.
Bunny was predeceased by Husband Dale; Great-Grandson Leo Hecktor; parents Gus and Dorothy; brothers and sisters-in-law Melvin and Irma, Douglas and Donna; brothers Robert and Irvin; and sisters Helen Rowe and Margaret Hubbs.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Carbon Public Library. Join us for a Celebration of Bun’s Life at the Hecktor Family Farm, Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 3:00 pm.