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Last updateThu, 30 Mar 2023 3pm

Condolences to the family of Raymond Egert



August 7, 1938 - March 9, 2023

Raymond was born on August 7, 1938, and grew up on a farm near Edberg, Alberta. He left the farm to attend the University of Alberta to pursue a career in teaching. He taught in Meeting Creek and Edmonton before moving to Drumheller. Raymond devoted over 30 years of his life teaching at the Drumheller Composite High School. Raymond and his wife, Esther, retired to Airdrie in 2010.
Raymond enjoyed volunteering at the church playing the piano and organ, teaching Sunday School, and serving as a Board Member. He also volunteered at the nursing home, with the Badlands Passion Play, and as a host & disc jockey for a Christian Radio Program. Raymond loved travelling, listening to music, and attending many family gatherings.
Raymond will be sadly missed by his wife of 49 years, Esther, three daughters, Karen (Greg) Schindel, Shelley Peckford, and Denise (Scott) McCrea, six grandchildren, as well as a large circle of family members.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at BP Church (16 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary) or by live stream at

Condolences to the family of Norman Dale Burskov


Norman Dale

May 27, 1947 - March 4, 2023

On March 4, 2023, Norman Burskov passed away at the age of 75.
Norman was born in Calgary to Chris and Phyllis Burskov and grew up in the Dalum area. He did most of his schooling in Dalum and left early to go to work. In the early years he farmed and went trucking in his 20’s. In the mid-70’s he moved to Edmonton and began trucking full-time between Alberta and British Columbia. In 1984, he put his truck on with Bitterroot International and later V Graham & Sons Trucking where he saw most of North America through his windshield. In 2012, he retired for health reasons and in 2020, he moved back to Drumheller to be close to family. He is predeceased by his parents Christian and Phyllis Burskov. He is survived by his brother Allen (Ivan) Burskov (Donna), his nephew Craig Burskov (Shawna), his niece Sarah Barton (Luke), their daughter Lilia, as well as the many friends he made over the years who are scattered across North America.
There will be a get-together to celebrate Norman at the Dalum Community Hall on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.

Condolences to the family of Thomas John Maxwell


Thomas John

December 3, 1945 - March 1, 2023

With heavy hearts, the family of Thomas John Maxwell announce his passing in the early morning hours of March 1, 2023.
Tom was born in Drumheller, Alberta on December 3, 1945. He, along with his twin sister Marilyn were the youngest of the six Maxwell siblings born to Margaret and Gordon. Tom was a welder for most of his life and loved his job until the day he retired. Tom enjoyed fishing, camping with his family, watching his favourite TV shows, especially Coronation Street, going to the casino and spending time with his dogs.
Tom is predeceased by his twin, Marilyn and his brothers, Gordon (Bunk), Art and Bill.
Tom is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Sharon Maxwell, his brother, Donny Maxwell, his daughters, Tammy (Mike) Hughes, Terry McCallum, Kelly Eckes and five grandchildren, Nicolas and Raven Hughes, Kiara McQinn, Dylan Eckes and Devin Jodoin.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2023 in Trail BC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will be accepted in Tom’s name to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC at or to or to Hospice at

To Tom, a husband, a dad, a brother, a grandfather, a friend, an uncle we say…

those we love don’t go away,
they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but
always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.