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Condolences to the family of Larry Arthur DeLeeuw



Larry Arthur

March 13, 2020


Larry Arthur DeLeeuw of Drumheller, Alberta, beloved husband of Marion DeLeeuw, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2020 at the age of 65.
Larry was born in Hanna, Alberta where he went to school and grew up. Around 1976, Larry moved his family to Drumheller. He had several jobs but most knew him in the valley as Lucky Larry from his time working at the liquor store (Lucky Liquor). Larry loved camping, hunting and fishing and also short trips to different cities.
Besides his loving wife Marion, Larry is survived by his sons Michael DeLeeuw (wife Micheline, grandkids Wesley, LeDawn, Ryan, Simone, Kylee, Tate, Brittney and 12 great-grandkids); Jeff DeLeeuw (girlfiend Amanda, grandkids Ansley, Jeffery, Khiya and 3 great-grandkids). Larry is also survived by his brothers Brad (Alice), Bill (Rose), Allan (Faye) Joe (Charlene) and sisters Lorette (Cal), Alice (John), Sheila (Lloyd), Jean as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Larry was predeceased by his parents Art and Eleanor DeLeeuw, mother-in-law Ella Millard, grandparents Roy and Jean, brother-in-law Jim Clark, niece Renee DeLeeuw, nephew Brian Guest, great-grandchild Maia DeLeeuw.
Larry will be missed greatly by the people he touched over the years.
A loving husband/father/brother and friend - we all love you!
Rest in peace.

Condolences to the family of Walter Richard Sander



Walter Richard

June 28, 1925 - Loreburn, Saskatchewan
March 8, 2020 - Drumheller, Alberta

Walter Sander passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Continuing Care Centre, surrounded by loving family members at the age of 94.
Left to mourn is one sibling, sister, Elsie Pearn of Calgary, AB and a sister-in-law, Leona Sander of Chestermere Lake, AB. Also, his close friends and nephews, Jerry (Marie) Koustrup, Norman (Grace) Koustrup and Egan Koustrup, of Drumheller, their families, and Mac Gordon of Craigmyle, AB with whom Walter spent many special occasions. There are numerous nieces and nephews & their families, living in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
Walter was predeceased by his wife, Mildred, November 19, 2009, his parents, August and Annie Sander, his brothers and sisters-in-law; Frederick (Victoria), Ernest (Verna), Ferdinand and Alfred Sander, his sisters and brothers-in-law; Hannah (Richard) Stephensen, Louise (Godfrey) Youck, Elizabeth (Soren) Koustrup, Wallace Pearn and nephew, Robert Stephensen.
Walter was born at Loreburn, SK and lived with his family on their farm until he ventured out at age 25. He had come to Alberta looking for work. Walter worked on several farms until he acquired land of his own near Munson. He married Mildred Branum on November 25, 1961.
Walter devoted most of his life to grain farming and resided in Drumheller. Walter enjoyed a long and healthy retirement, doing a lot of bus trips, daily walking and going out for coffee. The last year he developed some health issues but always maintained his heart of gold and caring nature, right to the very end.
Family wishes to express their sincere and special thanks to Doctors and support staff at Drumheller Continuing Care Centre for their compassionate care which Walter received.
After cremation, a celebration of life will occur later.

Condolences to the family of Marjorie Annie (Trentham) Grenville



Marjorie Annie

August 4, 1924 - March 7, 2020

MARJORIE passed away March 7th, 2020 at the Drumheller Continuing Care Facility. She was predeceased by her father Harry in 1938, her mother Annie Jane in 1980; her brothers Fred, Harold, Albert and Frank; and her husband Douglas Grenville in 1994. She is survived by her Brother Robert (Bob) Trentham, her SON Arthur (Kandice) and children Richard (Laurie), Chris (Meredith); DAUGHTER Sylvia (Brian) Neill and their children Gerard (Kim) and Suzanne (Ryan) Frank; SON Robert (Bob) wife Sandra and children Alex (Rachelle), Stacey (Mike) Hoppins, Julie (Kevin) Robison, and 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Marjorie was born at the family home in the Orkney District to Harry and Annie Jane Trentham August 4th, 1924. She attended Orkney School Grade 1-8, Bay Coulee School Grade 9 and Grade 10 in Drumheller where she stayed in the dormitory the first year it was built. She worked for John Watt, a neighbor, on his farm during the war years. She married Doug Grenville June 27th, 1946. She moved to the Morrin District where Doug and her farmed together for 48 years. Marjorie was an avid gardener and excellent cook. She enjoyed quilting, knitting and sewing. She was an excellent athlete (softball) in her day and enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren in their sporting activities. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Interment at 9:00 a.m. at the Morrin Cemetery (family only) followed by Celebration of Life Service at the Morrin Community Hall was held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 10th, 2020.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation, 351 9th Street NW, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y1.
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.