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Condolences to the family of Douglas Arthur (Bugs/Bugsy) Lemal


Douglas (Doug) Arthur

February 15, 1954 - July 6, 2018

Son, Brother, Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, Cousin, and all around gentleman.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doug at the tender age of 64 following health issues. Doug has bounced back from lots but not this time. Doug grew up in Drumheller but moved to Prince George which he loved so much. Doug could be serious but had a wonderful sense of humor that kept us in stitches. He leaves to mourn in his passing sons; Chris & Charolette, Mike and Thirza, and Grandchildren. Sisters; Wendy Richardson, Corinne Pugh, Beverly & Willie Edwards, Tracey & Brian Robinson. One brother; Al and Jacquie Lemal, and families, as well as nieces and nephews. Also many more relatives and facebook friends too numerous to mention but they know who they are. Predeceased by his parents Henry & Agnes, brother Dale, both sets of Grandparents; Alphonse and Eugenie Lemal and James and Ruth Ryning, and many relatives again too many to mention. Special thanks to Susan Olhin (Sue) for always being there for our brother through thick and thin as well as all his B.C. family and friends. Memorial service will be held at a later date in Drumheller. Date to be announced.

Not saying good bye.. Catch you later.
We all love you and will miss you forever.
Until me meet again Bro. xoxo

Condolences to the family of Doris Inez Potter



Doris Inez

February 23, 1928 - June 28, 2018

Doris passed away peacefully with her family by her side on June 28, 2018 at the age of 90 in the Drumheller Health Centre. Doris was born in Rumsey, February 23, 1928. She married Ivor Potter June 29, 1947 and began working beside him on the family farm. She had her three sons on the farm and later moved into Drumheller where Ivor took work at the Co-op. Doris was for the most part a stay at home mom, but did venture out to work at
Aldors Fashions, and Mighty Mart for a period of time. One of Doris’
greatest attributes was her willingness to always lend a helping hand, whether it was to her family, a friend or a neighbor. She also loved chatting
with everyone she met! During her last few years, she became an avid Flames and Blue Jays fan watching every game on T.V. Doris was
predeceased by the love of her life, Ivor Kenneth Potter in 1974. She leaves behind her three sons; Bryan (Kathy), Barry (Susan), Blair (Elizabeth). She also leaves behind her beautiful grandchildren and great grandchildren; Ivor (Jill); Bailey, Sydney, Reece, Sabrina; Jordyn, Nicholas, Emily, Amanda & Steven (Mariane), Jeffrey (Romi); Paisley & Ellie, Jennifer (Logan), Jared, she will be dearly missed by her faithful companion Ryder. In lieu of
flowers donations may be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation (Palliative Care). Our family wishes to extend our gratitude and appreciation for the compassionate care given to Doris by Dr. Maseka, Nurses and Staff of the Drumheller Hospital. A very special thank you to Caitlyn Morenez and Candace Leffler, thank you for being with us until the end. Words cannot express how deeply touched we are. Thanks to some of the residents at Keystone Towers who watched over Mom the last few years, your kindness was appreciated. We would also like to thank our family and friends for the visits and kind gestures. At Mom’s request, there will be no funeral service. A private family service will take place at a later date. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes were in care of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Sally Steel Wolfe



Sarah (Sally) Steel

December 26, 1923 - June 6, 2018

How do you put 94 years into words? On June 6, 2018 Sally Wolf took her final breath. Sarah (Sally) Steel Wolf was born in County Durham, England on December 26, 1923. At the age of 5 she travelled with her parents, George Harold Steel and Lizzie Hannah Steel, sisters Annie and
Isabel to Canada. Within a short time in Canada they settled in the Drumheller Valley, a valley she loved all her life. Even in later years when her eyesight was poor she still loved to look out at the hills. In 1940 she met the love of her life, Waldemar Wolf. They dated for a short time and were married on May 1, 1943 in Medicine Hat as that is where Waldemar was stationed in the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 1945 they started farming in the Michichi area, moved to Verdant Valley to the Wolf farm at the top of the Clark Hill. Tim was born in 1947 and Jennifer in 1952. In 1958 they had the opportunity to purchase a farm in the Munson area and jumped at the chance. In 1962, Becky was born and their family although spread out was completed. Sally enjoyed farming and did everything that was expected of her and more. They had a large circle of friends who meant a great deal to Sally. She enjoyed curling and especially golfing. She had the skill of straight shots and dead eye putts. Waldemar convinced her to make her first trip to Hawaii in 1981. Continuing from there, three months a year were spent in Hawaii until 2010, she loved sharing her Diamond Head View with all who came to visit. In 1991 they completed their new home in Midland and moved to the beautiful spot along the river. After Waldemar passed in 2011, Sally spent time in the Sunshine Lodge, Hillview Lodge and then Coalbanks Extended Care. The family would like to thank Dr. Liknes, as well as the nurses for their outstanding care. You made mom’s final days so much better. Thank you to all the Drumheller Healthcare staff for the special care and kindness over the years. The ladies from Helping Hands were a great support to Sally during the last years. She loved visiting and spending time with them either at “exercise class” or reading. Sally leaves behind son Tim (Rory) Wolf, daughter Jennifer Wolf, daughter Becky (Bill) Kowalchuk. Grandchildren; Kelly (Shelly) Wolf, Avy (Corey) Wolf, Cameron (Colleen) Robb, Pam Robb, Brent (Jody) Robb, Michelle (Shawn) Jacobs, Dean Davison, Lindsey (Travis) Nemeth, Travis Kowalchuk, Jared Kowalchuk. Great grandchildren; Lukas & Kade Wolf-Bernard, Zane Wolf, Dustin Robb, Zayden, Ryder, Navara, Raven and Violet Robb, Wyatt & Mason Robb, Sawyer & Beckett Jacobs, Archer & Beau Nemeth. Sister, Hilda Halase, brother-in-law, Vic Verstrepen as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Thank you to Tanya Lerke and Ben Chiuppi, you were very special friends to Mom. A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Munson Community Hall. Donations can be made to the Munson Community Association Building Fund. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.