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Condolences to the family of Joseph Alexander Lucas



Joseph Alexander

January 4, 1932 - November 29, 2019

Alex (Ruckus) Lucas, beloved husband of Rena Lucas passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on November 29th, 2019 at the age of 87.
Alex was born in Drumheller to John and Lena Lucas and raised on the farm near Munson. Alex and his brother, Bob, took over the farm from his Dad when he was 16. He met Rena and had a short courtship before being married on October 31st, 1953. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this year and their relationship was the truest testament of love. Alex and Rena started their family in 1956 raising two daughters, Diane and Sandra. He continued to farm until he retired at 49. They then moved to Drumheller but he was able to continue his love of farming by helping his daughter, Sandra, and son-in-law, Bob, on their family farm for many years. He was able to pass on his passion and knowledge of farming to his grandson, Alex, as well. He was so proud to have 3 generations working together on the land that he still owns today.
Alex was known for his infectious laugh that could be heard wherever he went. Whether he was volunteering for many years with the Drumheller Lions or telling stories at McDonald’s coffee, Alex will be remembered for his jovial personality and life sized heart. Alex always made time to talk to people. He loved to reminisce about the good ol’ days and would often be sharing about the days on the farm or talking anything cars. He loved vehicles, driving them, talking about them, and buying them.
His family was his number one priority and they always came first. He loved each one of his family members and his family knew he would always be the first one to be there regardless of the ask or the need. Whether this was a quick trip to Drayton Valley, teaching the grandkids to water ski, taking parts to the field, or picking his great-grandkids off the bus. Papa Alex made each moment count and always had a story to tell. To the world he may be one person, but to his family he was the world.
He is survived by his loving wife, Rena; 2 daughters Diane and Sandra (Bob); 4 Grandchildren Denise (Rick), Alex (Rachelle), Stacey (Mike) and Julie (Kevin); his 11 great- grandchildren Aaron, April, Sofia, Nathan, McKoy, Ben, Lucas, Olivia, Makenzie, Lilly and Austin; numerous nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Ron Stanger.
There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, December 7th at 2:00 p.m. at the Munson Community Hall.
If you would like to make a donation in his memory please consider the Drumheller Heart to Heart Society, Box 162, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J0Y0.

Condolences to the family of Douglas Gordon Randall



Douglas Gordon

March 6, 1969 - November 17, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Doug at the age of 50 on November 17, 2019 in Drumheller, Alberta.
Doug was born on March 6, 1969, and was a life long resident of Drumheller, growing up and then living on the same street, North River Drive in Midland.
He went to St. Anthony’s school and then graduated from the Drumheller Composite High in 1986. Following Secondary school, Doug attended NAIT for Heavy Duty Mechanics, as well as Lethbridge College for Accounting.
In his youth Doug was involved in hockey and always enjoyed watching hockey as a past time. He had a soft spot for animals and was known for having a cat living with him throughout most of his life. Doug was a familiar face seen strolling around town.
Doug was predeceased by his mother Mary in September of 1997. He will be missed by his father Gordon, sister Barbara (Ken), his nieces Whitney and Saige of Calgary, as well as aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins. Doug touched so many people, and he will be sadly missed by many friends.
A Memorial Service is being planned for the Spring of 2020 at Choice Memorial Cremation and Funeral Services in Calgary, Alberta. Details will be updated once confirmed.
If friends or family so desire, a memorial tribute may be made to STARS Air Ambulance (1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB, 403-295-1811,

Condolences to the family of Vivian Janet Williams



Vivian Janet

January 13, 1933 - November 26, 2019

On November 26, 2019 Janet passed away peacefully at the age of 86.
She is survived by her brother Bruce McNaughton; sister Shirley Ilcisin; four step children: Dennis (Vivian) Williams, Brian (Elizabeth) Williams, Graeme Williams, and Glenna Wagner.
Janet was predeceased by her husband John in 2004.
At Janet’s request, no funeral services will be held at this time.
Glenwood Funeral Home & Cemetery by Arbor Memorial in care of arrangements. 780-467-3337