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Condolences to the family of Edna Mable Anderson



Edna Mable

July 10, 1923 - May 7, 2020

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Edna Anderson at Drumheller Health Centre Continuing Care on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Edna was a longtime resident of the Valley. She was known for her dry sense of humour, her green thumb and her love of the Toronto Maple Leafs (that she would never admit). Edna was always very involved in St. Magloire’s Anglican Church and worked at East End School as librarian often speaking fondly of her time there.
Edna is survived by son, Charlie (Louise); son, Fred; grandchildren, Christeen, Kim and William; brother, Jack Elkes (Pat) and their children, Marty and Jill. The family would like to extend a very special thanks to the staff of Sunshine Lodge where Mom spent many happy years; and to the staff of Continuing Care where she spent her last years.
Messages of condolence may be left for the family at
Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services in care of arrangements. 403-823-5151 & 888-216-5111

Condolences to the family of Christopher Cairns



In loving memory of

May 22, 1954 - May 8, 2020

Chris passed away at home with his wife Sandy (nee Gunn) and daughter Tracey Dalton at his bedside.
He leaves behind brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Chris was a lifetime resident of Rosedale and Drumheller area. He fought his fight with cancer for almost 4 years with overwhelming strength and courage refusing acceptance till he succumbed. His kindness and gentle, quiet nature will be missed by all his family and friends.
At Chris’ request there will be no funeral or service.

Condolences to the family of Albert "Arnold" Jorgensen




November 16, 1933 - April 25, 2020

It is with great sadness the family of Arnold Jorgensen announce his peaceful passing on April 25, 2020 at the age of 86.
Arnold was born in Wayne, Alberta on November 16, 1933 to parents Marius and Esther Jorgensen. He was raised in the Dalum area alongside his sisters, Erna, Margaret, Clara and Lois on the family farm. He loved to learn and acquired many skills throughout his lifetime. These skills were applied to his roles as a farmer, husband, father, restaurant owner, greens keeper, retail baker, town maintenance foreman and commissionaire. He was married in 1955 to Georgina, fathered 6 children Lori, Patricia (Pat), Gordon, Barry, Randall and Carey, later divorced and returned to the Drumheller area.
He later met and then married Lorraine Degerness of Delia in 1988 and his family grew with the addition of Shelly, Shannon, Sheryl and Patty and their families.
Together they worked hard, danced beautifully, camped, travelled to Mazatlan, Mexico, crafted and created 30 years of treasured memories with many family and friends.


Arnold or “Pops”, as we loved to call him, will be remembered for his humour, hugs, smile, and genuine love of family and friends. He was a very creative man our “Pops”- be it woodworking, rug hooking, gardening, cooking, fishing or the loading of a dishwasher just so.
His best memories were vacations with all of his families throughout the years, as well as fishing and coffee dates with his best friend Russ Gill.


With the passing of Lorraine in 2018, and a decline in his health, Arnold moved to the Hillview Lodge where he resided until his illness in late March.
Missing him today are stepdaughters Shelly Osburne (Barry), Shannon Sambell (Lance), Sheryl Partington
(Brian), Patty Baron (Henry), daughters, Lori Patton, Pat Middelmann (Barry), sons, Gordon Jorgensen, Barry
Jorgensen, Randy Jorgensen, 15 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, sister Clara and nephews
Harvey Poulsen (Della), Brian Boe (Gaye), nieces, Kathy Vooys (Dave), Irene Zimmer and Linda McGrath. Arnold
was predeceased by his parents, sisters Margaret, Lois, Erna, son Carey, and wife Lorraine.
We would to like thank those who assisted Arnold and the girls these past few months for their loving kindness:
Barbara and Mike Barker; Russ, Carol, Rhonda and Ron Gill; Harvey and Della Poulsen; Hillview Lodge Staff; Dr. Rithesh Ram and Riverside Medical Staff; Ray and the Riverside Pharmacy Ltd. Crew; Drumheller Acute Care Team; Bob and Audrey Smith; Isobel and Ben Lippers.
While we mourn “Pop’s “ passing now, please know that we will be holding a celebration of his life when it is safe and we are able to do so. We look forward to gathering to share his memory with all our family, many friends, and his Salvation Army Family.
If friends so desire memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army Building Fund. PO Box 3097,
Drumheller AB T0J 0Y0.