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Condolences to the family of Dorothy Jean Conklin



Dorothy Jean

December 30, 1946 - November 30, 2019

Dorothy passed away peacefully in Claresholm at the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre on Saturday, November 30, 2019.
Dorothy was born December 30, 1946 in Lethbridge, Alberta. She lived in Shawnessy, Alberta until the age of 11, moving to East Coulee, Alberta. She attended school there until it closed then continued high school in Drumheller also taking the cosmetology program where she learned hair dressing. After graduating Dorothy worked at the Drumheller Hospital as a nurse’s aide then at the age of 19 she moved to Red Deer where she worked at the Mitchner Centre. In 1967 she married Dennis and they moved to Coronation and had their first son Scott in 1970. They moved to East Coulee, then onto Carbon where their second son Robert was born in Drumheller in 1974. They also lived a short time in Red Deer before moving to Australia where both her boys continue to live near their dad.
Dorothy struggled with mental illness and moved back to Alberta in 1981. She enjoyed hairdressing, sewing, pottery, making crafts, cooking and playing cards. Dorothy had a great sense of humour, always had a smile and loved to make everyone around her laugh. She was proud of her boys, they were a shining light in her life.
Dorothy fought a long hard battle and will be greatly missed.
Dorothy is survived by sons Scott (Kari), Robert (Alyson). She is Grandmother to Talon (Rihanna) and Ethan. A Great-Grandmother to Talon and Rihanna’s twins, Oliver and Imogen, and their daughter Phoebe. She is also survived by her siblings and their families; Stuart (June), Rachel (Doug), Melissa (Jarret), Arlene, Lisa (Adam), Amber (Jason), Jack (Alicia), Justin, Jeremy, Jerrid, Brenda, Ryan (Annika), Diane, Stacey (Brian), Kevin, Candice (Jeff), Janice (Steven) Andrew, Megan (Josh), Trent (Amy), and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Gladys and James Peebles, one brother Jim, and one nephew Steven.
We would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Claresholm Centre and the Willow Creek Centre for all their constant, gentle, professional care over the years, it will never be forgotten.
A private family Memorial Service will be held. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made directly to Claresholm Centre for Mental Health or Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Leroy Edward Fandry



Leroy Edward

June 25, 1937 -
November 18, 2019

With family by his side, Leroy peacefully passed away in Strathmore Hospital on Monday, November 18, 2019. He is predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Ella Fandry; Darlene’s parents, Jimmy and Margaret Treacy; and Brothers-in- Law Bill Treacy and Rex Green.
Leroy was born June 25, 1937 in Bassano, Alberta and was raised on his family farm near Hussar with his parents and sister Lila (Green). In 1960 at the age of 22 he married Darlene (Treacy) and built his own home, it was here that he and his family celebrated a “Century Farming Award” in 2017 and he and Darlene were planning their 60th Wedding Anniversary for January. He was thankful to live in his own home until his passing.
Leroy and Darlene have five children, Craig, Steven (Janice), Shane (Carla), Russell (Kristin) and Monica (Scott); eleven grandchildren, Erin (Garry), Andrew, Megan, Trent (Amy), Ellen, Laura, Jordan, Brooke, Garrett, Justine and Kirk; and three great-grandchildren, Spencer, Olivia, and Maddison. He was supportive of his family’s activities and proud to be part of the Hussar community.
Leroy rode bike or walked railway to Chancellor and Standard school and later attended Agriculture Mechanics at “Tech” (SAIT) in Calgary. All his life he had an insatiable appetite for learning, understanding, memorizing and sharing knowledge, especially about topics that weren’t conventional.
Leroy worked hard as a farmer and rancher his entire life. He enjoyed working with his cattle and spending time with his dogs. His determination and work ethic afforded his family the opportunities of education, sports, clubs, vacations and a family farm to continue for generations to come.
He was generous with his time and hospitality- often striking up lively conversations with complete strangers. He loved company at his home; you always knew you were loved as his actions spoke stronger than words. He couldn’t wait to greet you or bear to see you leave.
He thought he was his own doctor knowing his health best, but he finally found Peace as he just couldn’t “fix up” his tired body. Leroy was fortunate to be surrounded by family and see so many dear friends in Strathmore Hospital in the three weeks before his passing. The devotion and encouragement received by Pastor Dan and Dr. Fanning was immeasurable in his final days.
Although he wasn’t a model patient, the constant, gentle, professional care by the Nurses and staff will never be
A funeral service was held on Monday, November 25th at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hussar at 2:00 p.m. with overflow and live stream in Hussar Community Hall where lunch followed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Wheatland and Area Hospice Society (Box 2154, Strathmore, AB, T1P 1K2) or Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hussar.
To send condolences, please visit Leroy’s obituary at

Condolences to the family of Raymond Cannings




November 21, 2019

Mr. Raymond Cannings passed away at the Drumheller Hospital November 21, 2019 at the age of 82 years. He is survived by his wife Sylvia of 55 years and Children Leighann (Sean), Rennie (Jaclyn), Grandkids Reanna (Cesar), Katelynn (Justin), Darian, Kori, Brayden, Drisden and Mitchell. Great Grandkids Noah, Kyra and Sofia. Ray had numerous nieces and nephews and friends that will remember him with love and laughter.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Carbon Community Center, Carbon, AB.
Memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 47 Squire Baker’s Lane, Markham, ON L3P 3G8.
Kneehill Funeral Services, Three Hills, entrusted with arrangements. 403-443-5111