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Condolences to the family of William (Bill) Vernon Manley



William (Bill) Vernon

March 7, 1931 - October 6, 2020

It is with sadness and love that we share the loss of Bill Manley, who passed away peacefully at the Rocky Ridge Retirement Community (Dalhousie/Dementia Unit) in Calgary, Alberta on October 6, 2020 at the age of 89.
Bill was born in Codette, Saskatchewan on March 7, 1931 to William and Elizabeth Manley. He is predeceased by his sister, Lorraine, and brothers Ken and George.
In his early years, Bill enjoyed being outdoors and working on cars, both of which became lifelong passions.
In 1956, he married Lois Elaine Patterson in Milden, SK. Lois and Bill had three children all born in Prince Albert, SK: Jeff, Jim and Lora.
Bill worked for Correctional Service Canada in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and Drumheller, Alberta before completing his work career with Alberta Gas Trunkline/Nova.
Following the passing of his wife, Lois, in 1991, Bill continued to work on restoring antique cars in his retirement. He made a cross-Canada trip in 2000 in his 1942 Chev.
Bill will be dearly remembered and loved by his children, Jeff (Maureen) of Alexandria, ON, Jim (Heidi) of Airdrie, AB, and Lora (Dustin) of Calgary, AB.
Proud and cherished Grandpa to Shannon, William and James; Tyler and Tasha; and Eric and Ian. He will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews from both the Manley and Patterson sides.
Our family would like to thank the staff at Hillview Lodge and Helping Hands in Drumheller and most recently the Rocky Ridge Retirement Community in Calgary and the wonderful and caring staff in the Dalhousie Unit.
Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
A private celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date.
If you wish to reach out to the family, please email

Condolences to the family of Eileen Christensen (nee Sayer)




May 8, 1954 - September 26,2020

Eileen Christensen (nee Sayer) of Hussar, wife of the late Lyle Christensen passed away peacefully at her home in Hussar. Eileen was born in Bassano and spent most of her life in Hussar. She was predeceased by her husband Lyle, parents Joe & Caroline Sayer and her sister Shirley.
Eileen is survived by her brothers Brian (Heather) (Elaine), Bob, sister Donna (Mark) and numerous nieces and nephews whom she cherished.
Eileen enjoyed hosting family get-togethers at her home and holding a barbecue on her lawn for the Hussar Daze Parade. She had many friends and members of the family that she kept in constant contact with. Eileen was very proficient at crocheting afghans to give to family and charities through the Senior’s group.
A private family Service of Committal will be held Saturday,
October 10, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at the Hussar Cemetery with Pastor Dan Hendrickson officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined, memorial donations may be made to Hussar Cemetery Fund or the Sundowners Senior’s Centre.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Daniel Clayton Havens


Daniel Clayton

August 20, 1950 - September 24, 2020

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our husband, dad, grandpa, father-in-law, brother, uncle,
and friend Daniel Clayton Havens in the early morning hours of Thursday, September 24, 2020, after a long struggle with ALS.
Born to Duncan Lee Havens and Maisie Irene Havens on August 20, 1950 in Chemainus B.C., Dan was the third of five children growing-up in Drumheller, Alberta. When he was 16 years old, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces with the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers. After four years he returned to Drumheller to complete grade 12 where he met the love of his life, Sherri in February 1971, and married February 5, 1972.
Dan had many jobs over the years, including working in many schools from Kimberley to Cranbrook where he made many friends. Although Dan worked hard at every job, he poured everything he had into his last retirement job at St. Mary’s School. St. Mary’s school held a special place in his heart for the fond memories and special friends that became family. While not working at a school, Dan could be found at the Legion, camping, shooting, or visiting with all his friends. One of his favourite places to be was at Rock Lake relaxing and reading a good book in his lawn chair.
Dan is survived by his wife of 48 years Sherri Havens, and children Jason (Cari), Michele (Brian), Duncan Lindsay), grandchildren Jordan, Taylor, Calem, Nash, Beckett, Cameron, and Brody. He is also survived by his siblings Leona, Sally (Tom), Ann (Shane) and Jamie (Kathy).
Dan was predeceased by his parents Duncan and Maisie, father-in-law Alfred, brother-in-law Fred, sister-in-law
Violet, and great-niece Chrissy.
Dan was always taking courses, taking on side projects, and reading books to better himself, now he is onto his next project and journey.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Mary’s school or Legion Branch No. 24 are greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Services.
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