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Condolences to the family of Darryl Raymond Jacques


Darryl Raymond

February 25, 1965 - June 29, 2021

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our wonderful husband, dad, papa, son, and brother, Darryl passed away on June 29, 2021 surrounded by his family at the Drumheller Health Centre at the age of 56 years.
Darryl was born February 25, 1965 in Moose Jaw, Sask, he took his early schooling in Moose Jaw, moving to Drumheller for the start of grade four. Darryl completed his high school in Drumheller graduating in 1983. After a short stint in Calgary, he returned to Drumheller to work with IGA, and then Freson Brothers for the last 30 years. He started in produce, then grocery ending his career as store manager.
Darryl had many interests but his family was key. From dance recitals to travelling Alberta in the winter watching his kids play hockey. He enjoyed beach vacations, movies, and just having Sunday fun day in the backyard.
Darryl was a man of principle, loyalty and strength. He lead from behind when it came to his family and his team at work. He never had a bad word to say about anyone. His kids remember his sense of humour often referring to his, “Dad Jokes” fondly. He exemplified what a husband and father should be.
We will miss him more and more as each day passes, his absence is staggering.
Darryl is survived by; his wife Lisa, daughter Ayrianna (Victor), Dallas (Daylin), Brady (Janelle), Austin (Brianne), his pride and joy granddaughters Lakelee and Aspen, mother Shirley (Barry), sister Lorilee (Clint, Dane, & Nixon), uncle Murray, cousins Bryan, Carrie and their families, the Peters family, the Schneider family, the Freson family and a lifetime of friends.
Darryl was predeceased by his infant son Cain, his dad Ray, brother Kevin, sister Darla and numerous other family members.
Funeral Services for Darryl will be held Monday, July 5, 2021 at the BCF at 2:00 P.M.
If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of John Wiebe



February 29, 1924 - May 21, 2021

With profound sadness in our hearts, we announce the passing of John Wiebe on May 21, 2021 at the Drumheller Hospital with his family by his side at the age of 97.
John was born in Neuhorst, Saskatchewan, February 29, 1924 to Peter N. and Aganetta Wiebe, the oldest of nine children.
John had reached 57 years membership in the Royal Canadian Legion having served in the Army Service Corps in the Second World War.
He had an extraordinary life because he strived on being the best at everything he believed in. He ran a taxi company in Drumheller from 1950 - 1963, working as parts manager at the Ford dealership, he got to travel around the world while being #1 salesman for Lifetime Cookware, and then working at the penitentiary before retiring. He realized retirement wasn’t for him so he got his real estate license in 1997 where he became Drumheller’s oldest real estate agent. He did finally retire at the age of 91 and a half. If there is one thing John taught us, it’s that you are never too old to learn something new.
Dad treasured time with family. He enjoyed spending time at the Legion, trap shooting, curling, golfing, darts, and loved a great game of pool!
John was an amazing man, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a strong and independent man, while being a kind and caring friend. His impact on those lucky enough to know him will continue to be felt. We could not be luckier to have had such a great man in our lives.
John will be deeply missed and forever remembered by his daughter Christine (Wayne), his granddaughters Melanie (Steve) Hansen, Sandy (Shawn) Dudley, and his great-grandchildren Tanner and Olivia Hansen, and Jaxen, Carter and Kenadie Dudley, his brothers Ben (Eva), Martin (Joyce), sisters Mary Neufeldt and Hilda Reimer, sister-in-law Eva Wiebe.
A private service was held with family.