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Condolences to the family of Norma May West



Norma May

April 7, 2020

Norma May West passed away peacefully at Drumheller Hospital on April 7, 2020 at the age of 89 years.
Norma is survived by her son, Rick (Sandy), her daughter, Laurie Keichinger (Ken), grandchildren David, Matthew and Meaghan West (Adam), Patricia Pigeon (Adam), Roberta Keichinger (Marc), Chad Keichinger (Kathryn) and great-grandchildren Dominic Price, Jayden, Jackson and Cooper West, Eva, Hera, Gemma and Lexa Pigeon and Cassandra Keichinger as well as a lifelong collection of in-laws, out-laws and friends who all loved her and will miss her dearly.
She was pre-deceased by her loving husband, Richard West, in 2010 and by her son-in-law, Jerome Keichinger in 2007.
While we mourn her passing now, we look forward to a time of celebrating her life. We will announce a date to invite family and friends to share memories, stories, laughter and smiles. She lived her life to the fullest and made a lasting impression on everyone she met.
Private graveside service for immediate family at Sarcee Butte cemetery.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider a donation to STARS or the charity of your choice.

So when tomorrow starts without me
Don’t think that we’re apart
For every time you think of me
I’m right here in your heart

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

Condolences to the family of Bill (William) Armstrong



Bill (William)

January 24, 1948 - April 10, 2020

It is with great sadness we announce that our brother Bill (William) Armstrong passed away April 10th peacefully in his sleep while at the Drumheller Hospital.
We sincerely thank the staff of the hospital for all their care of Bill during his stay. It was very much appreciated by the family.
Bill was born January 24, 1948 and turned 72 this past January. He is predeceased by his Father, Buster December 20, 1981; Mother, Annabelle February 11, 2019; Sister Pat, April 2, 2009, youngest sister Sue Anne in 1964 and great niece Emma January 8, 2018. He is survived by brothers Ben (Terry) and Rick (Harriet), one niece, three nephews as well as 6 great nephews and nieces.
Over the years Bill worked with neighbours; in Drumheller at EO Parry’s, Harpers and Fountain Tire; with brother Ben in the oilfi eld and at Armstrong Auto while helping brother Rick on the farm. For the last twenty years he was employed by the Wheatland County at the Hussar transfer site until his offi cial retirement April 1, 2020. Bill enjoyed his coff ee and weekly cribbage at the Hussar Sundowners. He was also an avid trap shooter and a member of the Hussar Fish and Game Club. He served on the Hussar Lutheran Church as a trustee for the last two years and enjoyed the many visits by Pastor Dan. Due to our current economic issues and the pandemic the family will be having a closed service at the Hussar Cemetery and a celebration of life at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Emma Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Fund or Hussar Sundowners.
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home 403-823-2666 in care of arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Clifford Durrant Johnson



Clifford Durrant

December 20, 1928 - March 20, 2020

Clifford (Cliff) Durrant Johnson passed away on March 20th, 2020 at the age of 91. Cliff was born in Didsbury on December 20th, 1928 and resided in Drumheller for 50 years. He is survived by his brother John, his children Larry (Rini), Donald (Moira), Karen (Christiane); his grandchildren, Laura, Daniel (Angie), Evelyne, Jesse and his great-grandson Parker. Cliff was predeceased by his parents Elnora & Bryan, wife Marion, brothers Clayton and Clive and his grandson Christopher (Adam).
His early years were spent as a mechanic and self-employed radio & TV technician. Later he became a school teacher and taught various subjects for many years at DCHS. Cliff had greater ambitions and eventually learned computer programming and used his skills to write programs for a number of businesses around the province. He truly was a jack of all trades and showed great aptitude for the construction or repair of almost anything.
Cliff was a volunteer firefighter many years ago and enjoyed many outdoor activities, especially gardening. He built and operated Ham Radios and connected with people from all over the world. Cliff was an avid pool player and enjoyed playing cards and reading. He was also known for his quick wit and dry sense of humor.
Because of the COVID-19 mass gathering restrictions there will be no funeral.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Myasthenia Gravis Association of BC, 2805 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5H9
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home 403-823-2666 in care of arrangements.