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Last updateFri, 23 Sep 2022 3pm

Condolences to the family of Johanna Nielsen



March 6, 1946 - June 25, 2022

Johanna Nielsen, 76, passed away in Red Deer on Saturday, June 25th. Nana was a beloved wife, mom, grandmother, sister and friend to many. We will miss her immensely, but find comfort in knowing she is now with her Lord in heaven.
Born on March 6, 1946 in Enschede, Netherlands to Johannes and Antonia Fikkert, Nana, the oldest of 7 children immigrated with her family to Canada in 1950. She grew up in Sylvan Lake and Red Deer where she met her husband of 57 years, Larry Nielsen. Not long after being married, Larry and JoAnn moved to Morrin where they spent 55 years being part of the community and raising their four sons (Jamie, John, Steve and Dan).
The “snowbird” life began in 1994 when Larry and JoAnn started spending their winters in Needles, CA developing a mobile home park with Mel (Larry’s brother) and wife, Fran. In 2008, they sold the mobile home park and bought a home in Phoenix where they have been returning each year to enjoy the winters with new found friends and hosting family visitors.
Nana’s funeral will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30th at the Community Hall in Morrin, Alberta. To view the funeral online please visit Nana Nielsen’s Facebook.
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Cameron Weatherly



November 25, 1991 - June 9, 2022

Cameron Weatherly of Calgary, Alberta passed away unexpectedly at the age of 30 years.
Cam was born November 25, 1991 in Calgary and was the second child to Darryl Weatherly and Jackie Hunt. At the age of 3, Cam and his brother Kenny moved to Drumheller, where they lived out the rest of their teens with their grandparents. Cam’s many passions over the years included, swimming, the Drum Ski Hill, biking on the never-ending trails of Drumheller, riding his motorcycle and hanging out with family and close friends.
Cameron will be deeply missed by his family and all the friends he’s made on his many adventures.
Cameron is survived by his best friend and only brother Kenny (Kealy) and nephew Remi Weatherly of Calgary, Alberta, grandparents Blaine & Lynne Zacharuk of
Drumheller, Alberta, and countless aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Jackie, and grandparents Don and Ceale Hunt.
A private family gathering will be held at a later date.
Memorial Donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Bertha Radke (nee Ost)


nee Ost

April 1927 - June 2022

Bertha Radke – nee Ost, passed away June 9, 2022. Bertha was born to parents Christian and Marie Ost, in April 1927, in Calceni, Besarabia, Romania. She came to Canada with her parents and older siblings in September 1927, settling in the Hanna, Alberta area where she spent her youth.
In 1946, she married Waldemar (Walter) Radke and moved to the Handhills district where they farmed, and raised two sons, until moving into Hanna in 1976. Bertha lived in her own home until 2018, and then in Homestead Lane, in the Drumheller Health Centre until her death.
She was predeceased by: husband Walter, son Ryan; daughter-in-law Pat; father Christian, mother Maria, sister Emma, brother Christian.
She is survived by son Reg & (Kathy) Radke of Brooks and daughter-in-law Gerry Radke of Drumheller; and six grandchildren – Jayson (Reveka) Radke, Kelly (Chris) Gillings, Danielle Radke (Darin McCollum), Andrea (Jeremy) Linkert, Matt (Stacey) Radke, and Chelsea Radke and 8 great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by three step grandchildren – Craig, Jill, & Ryan Florence and their families.
Bertha also leaves behind sisters Hilda Diegel, Marion Diegel, Ida Schnell, and brother Oscar Ost and several nieces and nephews.
Bertha was active in community affairs at the Handhills Lake Clubhouse and was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church choir. She was involved with the Legion Branch #25 Ladies Auxiliary, the Hanna Senior’s Circle, the Senior’s Choir and enjoyed floor curling.
She always had a big garden and loved landscaping and keeping a beautiful yard. She loved to paint – inside, outside and anything else. Bertha was a great cook, enjoyed a variety of crafts and loved to host visitors.
Thank you to Dr. Olfert, from the Riverside Clinic, and the staff at the Continuing Care Centre at the Drumheller Health Centre for their care in the last four years of Mom’s life.
A private family internment will occur in the near future.
As per Bertha’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to STARS or the charity of choice.

Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.  403-823-2666.