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Condolences to the family of Robert Karl Gundlach

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Robert Karl

April 16, 1953 - May 24, 2022

“And Seven Spanish
Angels took another Angel Home”

Robert Gundlach passed away peacefully on May 24, 2022 in the Red Deer Hospital after a short illness.
Robert Karl Gundlach was born on April 16, 1953 in Calgary, AB. Robert attended school in Carbon from grades 1 through 12. After finishing school he went to work on a ranch near Stanmore and then to a mixed farm near Drumheller.
In 1974 Robert went to work for the MD of Kneehill, staying there until he retired in 2013 after 39 years and racking up more miles than we could count on his Cat grader. After retirement he found a new way to fill his days by helping his nephew Dan on the farm at Acadia Valley. His last time helping was the harvest of 2021.
Robert is survived by his mother Helga Gundlach of Three Hills; sister Gabriela Gundlach of Crawford Bay, B.C.; brother Carl (Louise) Gundlach of Drumheller and sister Carmen (Vince) Grudecki of Medicine Hat. He is also survived by 7 nieces and nephews - Carrie (Cal) Kitchen of Rimbey, AB.; Joshua (Tanisha) Gundlach of Thompson, MB; Dan (Whitney) Grudecki of Acadia
Valley, AB; Clinton Grudecki of Lethbridge, AB.; Logan Grudecki of Calgary, AB.; Kaitlyn (Shawn) Meierhofer of Medicine Hat, AB.; Donovan Hough of Crawford Bay, B.C.
and 4 great nieces & nephews Madison, Ryland, Grace & Barrett. Robert was predeceased by his father Karl in 1990. The family is very appreciative for the wonderful care Robert received in the Three Hills and Red Deer Hospitals. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to a Charity of Choice. A family memorial is planned at a later date.
Kneehill Funeral Services, Three Hills, entrusted with arrangements. 403-443-5111

Condolences to the family of Dewey (Duane) Nill


Dewey (Duane)

January 12, 1952 - Hanna, Alberta
May 17, 2022 - Cremona, Alberta

Duane was raised on the family farm northwest of Delia. It was during his childhood that he developed a passion for horses and later in life he enjoyed many trail rides with friends. He attended Delia Junior and Senior High School. Duane spent most of his working career in the oil and gas industry with a brief stint overseas in Sudan, Africa.
Duane received his real estate license in 1989 and resided for a time in Kelowna. He truly enjoyed his time there, especially skiing at Big White Resort. He later returned to Alberta residing in Cremona for the last 10 years.
Duane was predeceased by his parents Oscar (1978) and Isabel (1996), his brother, Barry (1974) and daughter Miranda (2015).
A celebration of Duane’s life will be held at the Cremona Legion on June 9, 2022 from 2-4 p.m.

Condolences to the family of Mervin Dennis Clark


Mervin Dennis

December 7, 1936 - May 22, 2022

Mervin passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Hospital, on May 22, 2022, after a brief illness. He was born in Drumheller, Alberta on December 7, 1936, to parents Jay and Nellie Clark.
He was always a farmer until he retired in 2000, first with his father and brothers, and then on his own.
Merv was an excellent farmer and he loved the land, ensuring, even in his final years, that it will be well cared for by future generations.
Merv was an avid curler until he was well into his 80’s. Even when he thought he was no longer an asset to his team, his teammates convinced him to continue, and they went on to win their league playoffs for three years in a row! He was always involved in community life, first in the Rosebud and Churchill areas and, following retirement, as part of the Riverside Gardens Condo Association, serving as vice-president for 3 years, and then as a director.
Mervin was a tremendous supporter of numerous charities and community associations, but his biggest contribution to the world was, unequivocally, his unconditional love and support for his family, of which he was fortunate to have had three in his lifetime.
In his Clark family, Mervin was predeceased by his parents, by brothers Garry and Glen, and by sisters, Audrey MacDonald and Judi Clark (Toivanen). He is survived by his sisters Jean Flett, Thelma Bossert (Ervin), Linda Scheck (Lou), as well as his brothers Jim and Larry (Audrey), and numerous nieces and nephews.
He married Hetty Humphries in 1967 and was predeceased by her in 1992. He was also predeceased by two stepsons, John Humphries and Craig Humphries. He is survived by stepdaughters, Adele Meyers and Mary Murphy, grandchildren Brett Humphries, Cheri Woodruff (Bruce), Paul Meyers (Bev), Pierce Meyers (Trish), Laura Van Werkhoven (Eddie), Craig Humphries Jr. (Melina), and Ben Murphy, along with their families.
Merv married Kay Strause in 1994 and they enjoyed nearly 28 years together, never being apart for one single night until his final illness. His last years were filled with happy times; babysitting grandchildren, hockey games, football games, dance recitals, Christmas concerts, and so much more! He will be very sadly missed by his wife Kay, her daughters Kathy Dekeyser and Susan Pollom (Allan), grandchildren Riley Pollom (Tracie), Jessica Voynovich (Curtis), Anna Pollom (Ryan Doornbos), and Devan Dekeyser (Allyson), as well as great-grandchildren, Cameron, Jace, Ella, Abby, and Stevie, to whom he was affectionately known as “GG”.
Funeral services will be held at the Munson Community Hall on Saturday, May 28 at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Rev. Rachel Nadon of Knox United Church, Drumheller.
Memorial donations may be made to any of the following:
STARS Air Ambulance (1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary T2E 8M7)
Drumheller Knox United Church (Box 583, Drumheller T0J 0Y0)
Or a charity of choice.
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements 403-823-2666.