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Last updateThu, 25 May 2023 4pm

Condolences to the family of Ross G. Ringdahl


– Notice of Passing –
Ross G.

August 27, 1954 - February 1, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ross G. Ringdahl of Drumheller formerly of Sunnynook, AB, on February 1, 2023, at age 68. Ross was predeceased by his parents Jack and Doris Ringdahl and sister Mary Jean Oliver. Ross’s random acts of kindness, friendly phone calls, his wonderful memory, agricultural insights and business acumen will be missed by Aunt Florence Haynes; nephew Travis Oliver and brother-in-law Brian; niece Stacy (Jared) Bauereiss and the great nephews Callan, Slater, and Patton; sister Judy (Kevin) Swanson and nephews Warren and Ethan and extended family.
A private family service is planned.
Isaiah 30:23
He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful. In that day your cattle will graze in broad meadows.
Hanna Funeral Services Ltd, has been entrusted with the care and arrangements, 403-854-5956.

Condolences to the family of Merna Shields



1927 - 2023

Merna May Elberta Shields went to her heavenly home on Saturday, February 4, 2023. She passed away peacefully at the Hanna Long Term Care Facility at the age of 95.
Merna was born in Oyen, Alberta on July 29, 1927, to James and Edith Anderson.
She married the love of her life John Graham Shields and they were blessed with four children, John, Lynn, Dave, and Anna.
Merna was a faithful woman who loved the Lord, her
family, church, nursing home staff and her community.
Merna is survived and will be missed by her son John (Shelly) Shields, and daughters: Lynn Shields and Anna (Mike) Babcock; daughter in law, Shirley Lee and her children, grandchildren: Santanna, Odessa, Kimberly, Taylor, Sierra, Rylee, Ryan, Jeff, Scott, Davey, Dustin, Sierra, and Alaina, Michael, Christine, Danielle, and Matthew; and 24 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her special sister Norma Gummo of Oyen who is going to miss Merna deeply.
She was predeceased by her husband John in 2013, and son Dave in 2021.
A very special thank you to the staff at Hanna Long Term Care for the excellent care she received. The staff were not only her care givers but also became her friends and family.
A Celebration of Life for Merna will be held in the spring with interment at the Craigmyle Cemetery.
If desired donations in memory of Merna can be to the Alberta Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, 1012 - 9 St. West, High River, AB T1V 1B1 or to the Hanna Ladies Auxiliary, Box 23, Hanna, AB, T0J 1P0.
Hanna Funeral Services has been entrusted with the care and arrangements, 403-854-5956,

Condolences to the family of Danny Joseph Kakuk


Danny Joseph

April 19, 1962 Drumheller, Alberta
January 30, 2023 Calgary, Alberta

Danny Joseph Kakuk, beloved husband of Diane Kakuk of Calgary, AB, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2023 at the age of 60 years.
Danny was the youngest child of Johnnie and Effie Kakuk, and was born in Drumheller, AB on April 19, 1962. He grew up in the village of Delia, AB and loved being a part of a tight-knit farming community. He met his wife Diane in Brooks and moved to Barrhead where they had their two children and he worked as a Manager at the Alberta Distance Learning Centre specializing in computer technology. After moving to Calgary in 2001, Danny re-educated in financial planning and accounting, obtaining his Certified General Accountant designation, and developed a successful career at the Canada Revenue Agency. As a member of St. Michael Catholic Community, he spent years volunteering, including serving homeless families at Inn from the Cold. He was a proud Hockey Dad and treasurer for the Mustangs Hockey Club. Danny enjoyed working around the yard, was an excellent card player, and enjoyed supporting his children in their many activities. Trips to the family farm in Delia for harvest was also a favourite activity. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Danny is survived by his wife, Diane Kakuk of Calgary, AB; two children, Maggie Dalke (Eric) and Erik Kakuk of Calgary, AB; father, Johnnie Kakuk of Drumheller, AB; sister, Angie Moe (Don) of Delia, AB; and brother, Larry Kakuk of Drumheller, AB. Danny was predeceased by his mother, Effie Kakuk.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael Catholic Community (800 – 85th Street S.W.) on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed at
In living memory of Danny Kakuk, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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