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Last updateWed, 19 Feb 2020 5pm

Condolences to the family of Judy Palm (Bowerman)




September 1, 1949 - November 14, 2019

Judy was born on Sept. 1, 1949 and lost her battle with cancer on Nov. 14, 2019. She was the only daughter of Gar and Hazel
Bowerman of Tisdale, SK. She married Ed Palm 49 years ago and moved to the Drumheller area in 1972. They had 3 children, Jeff (Tracy) Palm of Burns Lake, BC, Jana (Dave) Palm-Rienks of Red Deer, AB, and Jenell Aaron) Coutts of Barrhead, AB. She had 8 grandchildren, one on-the-way and 2 step-grandchildren.
Judy was highly involved in the community through the Alliance Church, After 5 Club, and The Passion Play.
She will be especially remembered as the Bathroom Coordinator with the toilet bowl earrings, enhancing the experience for all the ladies.
Everyone who knew her had a unique story of how she personally impacted their lives. 

She most recently worked at Freson Bros., Palm Engineering and her guest house The Palm Oasis.
She expressed heartfelt thanks to the many nurses and Dr. Liknes at the Drumheller Hospital for their kind and loving care. Also to all her friends who encouraged, visited and helped her with her meals.
She was beloved by all who met her and will be immensely missed.
If you would like to make a memorial donation in her honour please consider The Canadian Badlands Passion Play, Box 457, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0.

Put on your best hat, fascinator and of course your earrings and join us for the Celebration of her Life
at the BCF in Drumheller on December 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Arrangements in care of Courtney Winters Funeral Home, Drumheller.

Condolences to the family of Helen Margaret Veronica Windle (nee Bonertz)



Helen Margaret Veronica
(nee Bonertz)

February 1, 1950 - November 2, 2019

It is with a heavy heart that we announce on November 2, 2019 that Helen passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Helen was predeceased by her husband Gregory, her parents Francis and Annie; and her best friend and sister Leeanne. She is survived by her three children: Brett, Rebecca (Steven) and Allison (Phil); her grandchildren: Isobel, Sarah and Jamie; furry friend Espin; her siblings: Jeannette (Bob deceased), Shirlee (Stan), Marjorie, Kathy, Jim (Val), Judy (Lynn), Richard (Carol), Annette, Donna (Dawn), Denise (Bo); seven sisters-in-law, seven brothers-in-law and many Bonertz and Windle nieces and nephews.
Helen grew up on the family farm in Twin Butte and enjoyed many adventures with both her Mother and her siblings. Once they moved to Pincher Creek, she met Greg and married in 1972. The adventures continued as her family grew and the love she had for her children and grandchildren was unmatched.
Helen retired from nursing with Bethany Care Centre after 20+ years of service and made friends with all her patients through her sassy remarks, jokes, killer laugh and smile.
Her ashes will be laid to rest with her mother and sister in Pincher Creek, Alberta. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 1101 Main St E, Pincher Creek AB at 1:00 p.m. Donations can be made in Helen’s memory to a charity of your own choice. To express condolences please visit
Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes Ltd. (High River) 403 652 2222.

Condolences to the family of Joseph Scott Patterson



Joseph Scott

January 10, 1940 - November 2, 2019

Joseph Scott Patterson, 79, of Strathmore, AB, passed away on November 2nd, 2019, from congestive heart failure, at Sagewood Long Term Care Facility in Strathmore, AB. Joe will be laid to rest at the Carbon Cemetery on Saturday, November 9th, 2019. His wishes were to have a private graveside service, and a family and friend memorial service to celebrate his life. The memorial service will be held at the Carbon Community Center on Saturday, November 9th, at 2:00 pm.
Joe was born on January 10th, 1940, in Redland, Alberta. As a young man, he worked on the family farm and then
operated his farm for 45 years in Redland, Alberta. Joe met the love of his life, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Sabean, in
1982 and moved her and her son Scott to the farm in 1983. They had a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony on June 28th, 1986 and made a happy home for many years to follow. During this time, his passion for farming flourished and he diversified into the cattle-calf business. It was amazing to watch him work with these large animals. He enjoyed spending time camping, visiting Nova Scotia, and the many lobster boils in the gazebo. In August of 1995, Joe had major heart issues and required triple bypass surgery. Due to his health, he had to retire from farming. But once a farmer, always a farmer, and it was a hot topic at many family meals and functions.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Patterson, his stepson, Robert ‘Scott’ Hewey
(Laurianne) from Carbon, AB., and stepsons Reigh Hewey (Wendy) and Craig Hewey (Jenny). He also had
six step-grandsons, one step-granddaughter, two step-great-grandsons, and one step-great-granddaughter.
Additionally, he is survived by his brother Frank (Irene) Patterson and Jim (Marge) Patterson. Joe is preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Patterson; his brothers George and David Patterson; sisters Blanche Manuliak and Rosie Robbs; and his niece Linda Hill.
The family of Joseph Patterson want to send heartfelt thanks to the Drumheller Hospital acute care staff and
Dr. Olfert for the four months of care they gave Joe on the onset of his illness in February of 2019. As well, the team at Strathmore’s Sagewood AgeCare Facility and Dr. Young for the care they provided during his final few months of life.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial tribute may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, or online at in memory of Joe. To send condolences, please visit Joe’s obituary at .

“Joe, your loving heart, gentle nature, and life’s wisdom will live on in all the lives you touched.
Love you forever and always.”
~ Betty Patterson and Scott & Laurianne Hewey