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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.

Condolences to the family of Thomas (Tom) G. Montgomery


Thomas (Tom) G.

July 14, 1951 - March 8, 2023

Mr. Thomas (Tom) G. Montgomery, a longtime resident of the Morrin area, passed away at the Drumheller Health Centre Continuing Care on March 8, 2023 at the age of 71 years.
Tom was born on July 14, 1951, to Vance and Clara Montgomery in Drumheller. Tom was the third of seven children, the oldest boy. Tom grew up on the family farm in Morrin, he took his schooling in Morrin and Drumheller. In 1971 he married Peggy Olsen, they lived on the Montgomery farm for a couple years until they purchased a farm in 1973 in the Michichi area. Tom had two sons Kevin and Micheal. He raised cattle, chickens, pigs, horses, and farmed grain. Tom spent many years being a pilot, doing crop dusting for the local farmers. When he wasn’t busy, he loved to go camping, fishing, and hunting with his many friends.
Tom was predeceased by his parents Vance and Clara Montgomery, his brother Ron Montgomery, and the mother of his sons Peggy.
Tom leaves to cherish his memory, two sons Kevin, Mike (Monalyn), two grandchildren Ella and Oscar Montgomery, his siblings Carol Callas, Ellen Dalke, Pat Galbraith, Bill Montgomery, Teresa Montgomery and their families.
There will be a Celebration of Tom’s life with food and drinks, on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 2:00 P.M. at the Morrin Community Hall, Morrin, Alberta. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Ducks Unlimited. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.