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Last updateFri, 18 Sep 2020 8am

Condolences to the family of Margaret Anne Swayda



Margaret Anne

April 20, 1944 - May 19, 2020

Margaret Anne Swayda of Drumheller, beloved wife of the late Garry Swayda passed away peacefully on May 19, 2020 at the Drumheller Health Centre at the age of 76 years.
Margaret was born on April 20, 1944 in Winnipeg, MB to parents William Ernest Newson and Annie McDonald Boag. She enjoyed a happy childhood full of travel, music, books, and she loved to read. Margaret graduated from the University of Fredericton with a degree in teaching and made that her career for many years. Margaret’s versatility allowed her to be utilized as a substitute teacher for the majority of her career. She was able to teach kindergarten to grade 12, every subject, in English or French. Margaret met her true love Garry Swayda in Grande Cache, Alberta and the two were married on August 29, 1975. In 2002 they moved to Nacmine, AB where Margaret taught for a few years before beginning her 15 year career as a cashier with Freson Bros. Margaret loved her job, her coworkers and her customers. Anyone who went through her till knew how much she respected everyone and enjoyed their moments to chat.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband Garry in January, 2020, and her parents.
Margaret leaves to cherish her memory, one son James (daughter-in-law Amberlee) Swayda, grandchildren, Hunter, Harrison, Antoine, Gabriel and Lily.
Due to Covid-19, there will be a private family service held June 13, 2020 @ noon at Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes. The family and Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes will be providing a live stream through YouTube.
Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Joy Laurel Eleith Robinson (nee Pryce)



(nee Pryce)
Joy Laurel Eleith
formerly of Bath, St. Thomas & Kingston in Jamaica;
London, UK; Brooklyn, NY; and Drumheller, AB

Born: October 29, 1932, Kingston, Jamaica
Died: May 14, 2020, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

Lovingly called Aunt Posy, she loved back in equal measure her husband Rupert; children Marcel, Janice (Tony Longmore), Grace, and Karen; granddaughter Jeanae; and countless extended and adopted family and friends. A registered nurse for 48 years, she was also an excellent cook, a sought after baker (her Christmas/rum/fruit cake was legendary), storyteller, sage, abandoner of short-term obsessions (sewing, cake decorating, piano playing, the bread machine), and armchair expert on current events. She loved music, puppies, flowers, Coronation Market in Kingston Jamaica, good food (with the exception of okra), an occasional rum cream liqueur, and beautiful clothes. Most of all, she loved the Lord Jesus Christ, in whose arms she is now at peace.
Her Celebration Of Life will be livestreamed on Saturday, May 30 at 2pm MDT. A memorial service will be held in Jamaica at a later date when we can gather together in worship and thanksgiving.
Donations in her honour can be made to your local food banks and shelters.
Courtney-Winter's Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Thomas Blackman




May 21, 2020

Thomas Blackman passed away peacefully at Drumheller Health Centre on Thursday, May 21, 2020 after a short yet courageous
battle against cancer. Tom will be cherished in memory by his daughters Janine Turgeon of Penticton, BC, Amber (Owen) Gibbons of Owen Sound, ON and Chelsey Blackman of Flaxcombe, SK. He was loved by his 6 beautiful grandkids Carmyn, Alice, Danika, Lincoln, Odin and Hudson. Tom is survived by his parents Steve (Sandy) Blackman of St. Thomas, ON and Marlene (Dave) Carroll of Shedden, ON as well as sister Cheryl (Brad) and brothers Robert (Rhonda) and Terry (Sherry). He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. Tom always had a way of drawing people in and forming lasting friendships and memories. He had many passions in his 53 years but the last few years were spent riding his Harley, fishing at the lake and his biggest accomplishment was being a part of United We Roll for Canada in which he formed many long lasting relationships. His story will not end here, as his memory will continue to inspire those he touched in life and will be carried on through them.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, family will be holding a celebration of life at a later date when it is safe for gatherings.
Many thanks go to all of the nurses and doctors at the Tom Baker Cancer Center and Drumheller Regional Hospital, to Gord and Sharmon Hutton as well as all his friends and family for continued support during a trying time.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Chapel are in care of the funeral arrangements. 403-823-2666.