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Condolences to the family of Ernest (Ernie) Dupuis



September 20, 1937 - October 25, 2022

Ernest (“Ernie”) Rene Joseph Dupuis passed away peacefully on October 25, 2022 at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary at the age of 85. Ernie was born on
September 20, 1937 in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan to Joseph and Anna Dupuis. He, along with his parents and sister, lived in various places in B.C., Alberta, and
Saskatchewan including Chilliwack and Ocean Falls, thereafter, ending up on the family farm in Fleet, Alberta.
He then met his wife Jane (Allard) and they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in August 2022. Ernie spent his entire career as a carpenter starting in Coronation and then moving to Drumheller in 1967 to work at the Drumheller Co-op. In later years, he started his own construction and finishing-carpentry company called Dupuis Construction, building many homes, grain bins and floors, renovations, etc. He gradually retired in the early 2000s. Ernie had a love for outdoor activities
including camping with his family in Bashaw, fishing, and golf. He also enjoyed playing cards any chance he could get with family and friends. After his retirement, he especially enjoyed meeting his buddies for morning coffee. He also took great pleasure watching his grandsons play hockey and football, and as grandparents, Ernie and Jane rarely missed a game. Ernie was proud of his 1958 Buick Special which he began restoring with his father-in-law and completed in 1997, just in time for his daughter’s wedding. He was especially known for his talent of restoring and repairing almost anything that came his way. He had a great sense of humor and quick wit that would always make others smile. Ernie will be deeply missed by his loving wife Jane, and daughters Sheila (Ron), Cheryl (Peter), and Wendy (Rob). He is also survived by his cherished grandsons Michael Murray (Megan), James Murray, Tyler Mahan, and Jarrett Mahan (Tess) of Calgary, as well as his sister Lucille (Claude) Belland, and four nephews, Chris and Tim Footz, Daniel and Jason Belland, and their families, all of Edmonton. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph (1984) and Anna (2013) as well as a younger infant brother. Ernie will also be missed by many special friends and neighbours. Our family would like to express our sincere gratitude to the exceptional medical teams and staff of Dr. Brock Randolf and Dr. Amanda Randolph at the Drumheller Health Centre Emergency Department and Dr. Patrick Champagne and Dr. Grant Peters at the Libin Cardio vascular Institute at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary. As per Ernie’s wishes, a formal funeral service will not be held. A celebration of life for Ernie will take place in Drumheller at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Ernie to the Drumheller Health Centre or to Diabetes Canada.

The Measure of Man
Not – “how did he die” But – “how did he live”
Not – “what did he gain” But – “what did he give”
These are the units To measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.

Author: Anonymous

Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Sidney James Anderson


Sidney James

November 1, 1944 - October 9, 2022

Sidney James Anderson of Wayne, Alberta passed away on October 9, 2022 at 77 years of age, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous and dignified battle with illness. Born in Boisevain, MB to Stoyle and Mary (Harrison) Anderson, Sid moved to Alberta where he met Jennifer, his devoted wife of 55 years.
A mechanic by trade, Sid took pride in his work and his ability to help his family and his many friends in Wayne, Dalum, and the surrounding area. While very skilled at his work, the home that he shared with Jennifer was his focus. Hand-crafted renovation projects and upgrades to their yard and garden were always underway.
Survived by his wife, Jennifer, their son Codie (Tina) and their daughter, Renéa, Sid also treasured the time spent with their four grandchildren, Joseph, Sidney, Olivia, and Lucas.
He will be missed by his brother Lynn, and sisters Winona and Laura Lee (Ross), as well as his many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Arrangements for a private service will be completed and communicated in due time.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation Palliative Care at 351 9 St NW, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y1.

Condolences to the family of Mary Keniston



October 8, 1932 - September 30, 2022

Born in Coalhurst, Alberta and raised in Drumheller, Mary had a fondness for Alberta and spoke of wonderful memories long after moving to B.C. She
married Ted Keniston in 1953 and after living in several places, found themselves in the North West Territories.
It was a rugged life as Mary raised her family and operated the radio which supported Ted as a bush pilot. They moved to Nelson in 1965 where they enjoyed many great years and Mary worked for the B.C. Parks Branch. Mary enjoyed gardening and going to the beach with her girls. The 80’s brought them to Abbotsford where Mary worked for several years for the District of Matsqui. Upon retirement, Mary and Ted enjoyed their friends, their many R.V. trips and visits with their family. Mary is survived by her two daughters, Diane Hardie ( Rick ) and Sherrie Bennett (Dan). She was a loving grandmother to Christopher and Sarah. She was a great-grandmother to Autumn, Journry, Dawson, Olivia and Lauren. Dear mom, you will be dearly missed, we all love you, rest in peace. Anyone wanting to remember Mary please consider a donation to the S.P.C.A., she was a pet lover and a life long contributor.