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Condolences to the family of Edna Kolenz



April 26, 1929 - November 26, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at the long-term care unit in Drumheller, Alberta. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, camping, crafting, dancing and good old country music. She is lovingly remembered by her son, Larry (Mary); daughters, Joyce (Richard), Debbie (Bruce), and Marilyn (David); daughter-in-law, Susan; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and a sister. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank; her son, Randy; and great-granddaughter, Cheyenne. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
There will be no Funeral Service as per her wishes. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Edna’s name can be made to the Long Term Care Unit of the Drumheller Hospital, 351 9 Street NW, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y1.
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Condolences to the family of Yvonne "Bunny" Hecktor


Yvonne “Bunny”

October 21, 1941 - November 19, 2021

Bunny was born in Drumheller to Gus and Dorothy Higdon. She was the youngest of 7 siblings and married Dale Hecktor in 1960. Bunny is survived by their 3 children Kathy (David), Marty (Jay-Lynn), and Darcy (Faye). She is also survived by grandchildren Calvin Hecktor, Jasmine Pennington, Kate-Lynn Pennington, Ron Hecktor, Nathalia Finkbiner, Morgan Hecktor, and Sam Hecktor; three great-grandchildren Evangeline Hecktor, Yvonne, and Noah Finkbiner; as well as sister-in-law Helen Higdon; brother-in-law Ron Rowe and nieces and nephews.
Bunny was predeceased by Husband Dale; Great-Grandson Leo Hecktor; parents Gus and Dorothy; brothers and sisters-in-law Melvin and Irma, Douglas and Donna; brothers Robert and Irvin; and sisters Helen Rowe and Margaret Hubbs.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Carbon Public Library. Join us for a Celebration of Bun’s Life at the Hecktor Family Farm, Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 3:00 pm.

Condolences to the family of Clara Poulsen



June 30, 1928 - November 9, 2021

Mrs. Clara Poulsen wife of the late Benth Poulsen passed away after a lengthy illness on November 9, 2021 at the age of 93 years.
Clara (Gran) was born in Drumheller on June 30, 1928. She was the 3rd child born to Marius and Esther Jorgensen. She attended Blue Spring School, as well as Olds College.
Clara married Benth Poulsen on March 29, 1950. Their home “Crystal Springs” was situated in the Wintering Hills. They farmed as a team for 57 years. She was adept at operating the combine or hauling grain, sometimes with children in tow. In both Spring and Fall Clara brought hot meals to the field, served on a table with chairs… and sometimes a tablecloth. Whether it was sewing or helping in the field she was a dedicated farm wife.
Clara believed in family, and community. She was a member of the Junior UFA…Dalum Friendship Club…4H Leader for the Sewing Club…Church Council…Dalum History Book Committee, to name a few. Many hours were spent volunteering in various community groups.
Clara was a busy lady, never a dull moment. She excelled at all handiwork. It was unusual to see her with empty hands. She is remembered for her caring personality and consistent happy attitude. Clara and Benth retired to their house in Drumheller in the summer of 2008. Followed by a brief stay at the Sunshine Lodge and then moving to a beautiful care home in Red Deer. After Benth’s passing in 2016, she moved to Meadowlark Care Home in Strathmore where she had wonderful care.
Clara leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter Kathy (David), one son Harvey (Della), her grandchildren, Kyle (Erin), Leigh (Jessy), Megan (Jeremy), Gavin (Raquel), Troy (Amy), Dayl (TeddieAnn), great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Ryann, Lane, Soren, Roslyn, Scotty, Rio, Levi, and numerous extended family members.
Clara was predeceased by her husband Benth, her parents Marius & Esther Jorgensen, siblings Erna (Hans) Boe, Margaret Jorgensen, Arnold (Lorraine) Jorgensen, Lois Jorgensen and adopted son Chuck.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Dalum, Alberta with Pastor Dan Hendrickson officiating, interment will follow in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made in Loving Memory of Clara to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Dalum, Alberta.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements. 403-823-2666