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Condolences to the family of Beth MacDonell (Heller)



October 12, 1927 - January 11, 2021

Beth MacDonell passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on January 11th, 2021. Predeceased by the love of her life, Bruce MacDonell (1995) and son Douglas James MacDonell (1973). She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Dianne Bergevin and Janet Steadman and her son, Dave MacDonell, as well as her sister, Edna Sparkes. Beth also had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who brought light to her life.
Beth was born in New Westminster, BC on October 12th, 1927. Her family moved back to Beaverlodge, AB where her parents were Pioneers of the Peace. She graduated from the RN program at the UofA Hospital in 1948, and from the BScN program in 1949. She was known for her passion and empathy in the over 20 years she was a public health nurse, focusing on genetics, even making cross stitch patterns for families who lost a child. Beth spent most of her life in the Drumheller area but recently moved to the Leduc area to be closer to family. Everyone who met Beth knew that she was special; she was incredibly kind, thoughtful, generous, and wise. It was best not to argue with her for she was as strong-willed as she was wise. Her strength, wisdom, and love lives on in all those who knew her and will continue to bring light to the world. She will be deeply missed.
No service will be held, but we welcome people to share memories and photos of Beth on
In honour of mom’s deep love of children, we have chosen Children's Hospital (Calgary or Stollery) or a charity that is special to you.

Condolences to the family of George Donald Naegeli


George Donald

November 11, 1953 - January 11, 2021

It is with profound sadness and deep regret that we announce the passing of General George.
He was born in Drumheller November 11, 1953 and passed away in Dawson City, Yukon January 11, 2021. He will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Glenda and her children, his daughter Dana and her children Jackson and Oakley, his brother Wyatt (Cora), his sisters Connie Campbell (Sandy) and Patty Naegeli, two aunts, one uncle and many cousins, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews as well as his friends Jody and Randy, Scotty, Lorne, Bruce, Black, Rich and Kate. He was pre-deceased by his parents Tuffy and Iva and his younger sister Carol.
George was raised in the valley attending DCHS where he excelled in auto mechanics but found his way to the patch and eventually went back to school and obtained his pipe-fitting ticket. He truly did love the great outdoors and everything that it entailed - fishing, hunting, exploring, riding his Harley - and he particularly liked the north country, settling on a small acreage west of Dawson City. He was brilliant at math and was a voracious reader.
General George was a chip off Tuffy’s block and loved to give orders and had a zealous need to be right but we loved him any way. His passing has created a void in our lives that may never be filled. Rest easy George - shiny side up and between the ditches. We’ll catch you later.
If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made to the charity of their choice or to the Alberta Children’s Hospital in memory of Ryder Sam Northrup.
At George’s request (and frankly because of Covid) there will be no service but a Celebration of Life may be held at a later date.

Condolences to the family of Janice Grace Bosch


Janice Grace

August 1, 1965 - January 6, 2021

We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of our Mom and Wife Janice Grace Bosch after a brief illness on January 6, 2021.
Janice was born August 1, 1965 and raised in East Coulee. In 1983 she moved to Kindersley where she met Rick and the couple were married. They started their family there. The first child, Jarrett, was born in 1991 followed by second child, Connor, in 1993.
Janice was predeceased by her Dad Fred Skomar, her son Jarrett Bosch, her sister Joanne Skomar and her Mom Joyce Skomar.
She is survived by her loving family, Husband Rick, Son Connor (Annie), Sister Julia (Lucien) and numerous in-laws and cousins.
A family Service of Committal will be held January 14, 2021 at 2 P.M. at the Drumheller Cemetery.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements. 403-823-2666.