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Condolences to the family of Patricia Anne Stevenson


Patricia Anne

January 8, 1945 - September 3, 2022

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, at the Brentwood Care Centre, while holding Brian’s hand, Patricia found eternal peace following a long struggle with complications from dementia. She was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to everyone she met locally and around the globe.
Patricia was born in Drumheller, Alberta on January 8, 1945, to Howard and Alberta Schorn. In 1966 she married the late Judge Gordon Clozza, and they had three daughters - Tina Tchir (Cory), Kim Clozza (Derek Dekeyser) and Brandi Carlson (Chris). Her second marriage to Judge Brian Stevenson added stepdaughter Melanie Stevenson Reef (Trevor).
While living in Drumheller and raising her daughters, Patricia managed a jewelry store. After moving to Calgary, she found employment as a receptionist at an up-scale furniture store, and then embarked on a very successful career as a personnel recruiter and consultant.
Patricia was predeceased by her parents, brother Everett (in WWII), brother Al, sister Donna (Coulter), and her former husband Gordon.
She is survived by her three daughters and one stepdaughter, and 24 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In Drumheller Patricia first became involved in service to the community as a member of the Drumheller Kinette Club, and her commitment to service on a global scale continued as a member of the Calgary Northeast Eyeopener Lions Club. Serving with Brian, Patricia was keenly aware of the needs of people in underserved communities and nations and was the proud “parent” of numerous children in Africa through her sponsorship with World Vision.
Her suffering is over, but her love for others - particularly for those who are less fortunate, continues through her family members, all of whom are doing their part to strengthen the social contract that we have with each other around the world.
Her family wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers at the Brentwood Care Centre, Dr. Smith, and Marlena, Frida and Dora (her private angels), who made Patricia’s final days as pleasant as possible.
Private services will be held on September 21, 2022.
Patricia loved animals, so memorial donations to the Lions Foundation of Canada,152 Wilson Street, Oakville, Ontario L6K 0G6 for its Dog Guides program would be most welcome.
Messages of condolence may be left online at: or sent to: Judge Brian Stevenson, P.O Box 2368, Station M, Calgary, Alberta  T2P 2M6
Arrangements entrusted to Eden Brook Funeral Home. Ph: 403-240-4032.

Condolences to the family of Shirley Ann Bjorgan


Shirley Ann

February 11, 1952 - September 5, 2022

On September 5, 2022, Shirley Ann Bjorgan (nee: Carr) of Drumheller, AB, passed away suddenly at the age of 70 at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, Alberta.
Born in England, February 11, 1952 and emigrating to Canada at a young age, Shirley was known and loved by many. Known for her infectious smile and warm greeting for everyone, she always held a special place in her heart for her grandchildren, who were the light of her life.
Shirley is predeceased by her parents, Frank and Margaret Carr of Drumheller. She is survived by her husband, Duane Bjorgan of Drumheller; children - Jamie (Sarah) Bjorgan of the Crowsnest Pass, AB, Jodie Bjorgan of Calgary, AB; Grandchildren - Hunter Bjorgan, Hayden Bjorgan, Hayley Bagley, Brinley Bagley, Luken Bjorgan, Jax Bjorgan and Jude Moody; siblings - Dave (Mandy) Carr, Linda (Roland) Parent.
Never one to let sadness keep her down, Shirley has requested a Celebration of Life instead of a funeral.
With that, her family invites anyone who knew her to join them on October 1, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Midland Hall in Drumheller. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a
donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Condolences to the family of Vera Adelaide Glover


Vera Adelaide
(nee Kolenchuk)

September 19, 1928 - September 9, 2022

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Great-Great-Grandmother, the Matriarch of 5 generations, Vera Adelaide Glover (nee Kolenchuk) at the age of 93 in Drumheller, AB on September 9, 2022 with her family by her side. She was born in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan September 19, 1928 to Nick and Alexandra Kolenchuk and was the second youngest of 5 children. Her family then moved to Peace River, AB for a time. They moved to Drumheller when she was 5 where she later met and married the love of her life, Russel Ambrose Glover, on October 23,1947. In 1949 they welcomed a daughter Dorothy, in 1950 a son Ken and their 3rd child Timothy in 1959. She was a very loving, caring, patient and kind hearted woman as she would always lend an ear to listen, a hand to hold, a shoulder to cry on, advice with no judgment and a hug to make you feel better. She had an avid love of gardening, cooking and crosswords. She was the smartest woman we knew as she helped her children to her great-grandchildren with their homework. She leaves to mourn her daughter Dorothy, son Ken (Linda), grandchildren Kenny, Sabrina (Terry), Caralee (Aaron), Lindy (Brian), great-grandchildren Colby, Tanner, Jessie, Ally, Shellbi, Kayla, Derek, Kendra and James, and great-great-grandchildren Owen, Carson, Alivia, Harper and Tucker, brother Orest (Gloria) and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Russel, son Timothy and great-grandson Mitchell, parents Nick and Alexandra, brothers John and Lawrence and sister Juliana.
Her service will be held at Courtney-Winters Funeral Home Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or charity of your choice.
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.