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Condolences to the family of Daniel Kelvin Craig Lints


Daniel Kelvin Craig Lints

August 18, 2004 – February 19, 2022

Daniel Kelvin Craig Lints passed away in the RM of Louise on February 19, 2022 at the age of 17 years. Left to mourn his passing are his parents Derek and Jill Lints; sisters Addison and Anna; his grandmothers Wanda Lints and Janice Russell; Aunt Audrey Boyer (Dan), cousins Mackenzie, Jaxson and Harlee; Uncle Calvin Russell (Kassandra), cousins Emilia, Elyse, Everly and Esmae; Aunt Laura Olson; Special friend Quinn Dubie and numerous extended family and friends. Daniel is predeceased by his grandfathers Kelvin Lints and Craig Russell.
Daniel was born August 18, 2004 in Boundary Trails Health Centre. He was a sweet, calm, quiet baby just like the person he would grow up to be. Coming home from the hospital he cried because Mom had him dressed in an onesie, sleeper, blankets, and a cover on the car seat - in August! He always hated being too hot after that!
As a little guy, Danny loved dinosaurs due to many trips to Drumheller, AB to visit his Nana and Papa, Aunts, Uncle and cousins. He would growl at those big dinosaurs as loud as he could. He knew all the names of all the dinosaurs and the correct pronunciations.
Danny loved to ski, learning at a young age with his Mom and Papa. Highlights for him were skiing with friends at Holiday Mountain, Assessippi with the Boyer family and a trip to the mountains in BC to see his Nana and Papa.
Hockey was a huge part of Danny’s life. He had so much fun with his hockey friends. Some of the best times were the long car trips to Morris with his teammates the year he played there. Danny’s favorite hockey years were the ones when he could just play. It didn’t matter if the team was losing; it was just fun to be able to all play together and joke around with the coach. In the off season, Danny and his friends were a familiar sight on the street in front of our house, playing hours of street hockey. Danny loved to collect hockey cards and knew all the stats of each player. He always asked for hockey cards for Christmas and birthdays and spent hours organizing and learning about each player.
Danny was proud of his swimming and excelled at breaststroke at swim meets in the summers. He was excited and proud to be a lifeguard at the Pilot Mound Swimming Pool. Just recently, he was taking instructor courses in Brandon – it was especially heartwarming to see him co-teach the parents and tots group. He had a huge smile on his face as he interacted with the babies and sang the silly songs.
Danny persevered at his sports even through his health challenges. He battled with Crohns disease and complications with that. He was so determined and private and would never let it define him.
His very favorite times were out at Grandma Wanda’s farm: quading, snowmobiling, and enjoying campfires. He would get excited when his Boyer cousins would come out to visit at the farm and enjoyed many trips to see them in La Ronge, Saskatchewan. Although, he was older than his cousins Danny took time to play with them (cards, videogames, rough housing,’ Ante, Ante I Over’, bale climbing and more).
Danny was not just a sibling, he was a friend to his sisters. He liked to tease and rough house with Addison and liked to bug her by just going to hang out in her room. Addy teased him and his comebacks to her were intelligent, well-timed and funny. He was protective of Anna and would invite her to hang out and play video games with him. He was a safe place for Anna and he knew how much she looked up to him so he modeled himself appropriately.
Danny loved his grandparents. He would make a special effort to go visit with his Grandma and to have marble games with his Nana. The loss of his grandfathers was difficult for him as he was such a compassionate, sweet soul.
Family was very important to Daniel, he would often forgo parties or other activities he may have wanted to do in order to go on family trips, to be at family celebrations or to help out with a volunteer commitment. We all enjoyed fun times out at the Goudney Reservoir, bridge jumping, kayaking, boating and fishing. He took commitments to his family, work and school seriously. He enjoyed his job and his co-workers at Home Hardware. He was a dedicated student; it was common to find him studying in his room and his marks reflected his hard work. He was excited for grad and actively helped out with the fundraising and was the grad treasurer. His face was beaming when we just recently picked out his grad suit.
His intelligence wasn’t just academic. He was impossible to beat at strategy games like Chess and Stratego. He was smart with technology; his friends, sisters and cousins could share lots of stories about playing video games with Dan. We would often find him playing online with friends and could hear his friend’s voices from the basement in the wee hours as they played online together. Danny was smart with money and saved diligently. He saved and saved for his car and then researched to find the best one. Once he got his car ‘Tony’ he was so particular about its care.
Danny was on the top of the world this past summer as he was getting to know a very special girl from Alberta. Quinn and Danny were each other’s every day, all day people. This was evident from the phone bill and constant snap chats. At such a young age they were realistic, patient, kind and respectful to each other. They were completely enamoured with each other. He was really excited about his trip to Edmonton over Spring Break to visit relatives and Quinn.
Danny was just an all around awesome guy. We struggle every day to understand this loss and will miss you every day and forever.
Donations in Danny’s memory may be made to:
Pilot Mound Swimming Pool
c/o Municipality of Louise,
Box 310 Crystal City, MB, R0K 0N0
A private service was held at Wheatland Funeral Home in Pilot Mound, Manitoba followed by a private interment at Greenwood Cemetery.

Condolences to the family of William David Allan "Bill" Macfarlane


William David Allan “Bill”

William David Allan “Bill” Macfarlane was born to Jack and Beryl (Hackler) on April 16, 1938 and grew up on a farm near Rowley, Alberta with his sister Mary and brother John. He graduated from SAIT and enlisted in the Air Force, maintaining aircraft radios. While stationed in France, he met and fell in love with Sharon Stewart who married him twice on two consecutive days in May 1961. They raised three children together: David (Yvonne), of Lethbridge, Debbie Bartelen (Mel) of Strathmore, and Don (Trina) of Edmonton.
Bill moved his growing family to St. Albert from France, and eventually began a new career with Alberta Government Telephones, later TELUS, where he remained until his “city job” retirement in 1993.
After a dress-rehearsal on an acreage near Spruce Grove, Bill’s love of the land and of growing things led he and Sharon to purchase and move onto twelve acres northwest of Strathmore where they took up farming; running a thriving and successful Market Garden from 1980 until his second retirement in 2012. Bill valued hard work, and took pride in producing things he could see and touch.
Besides Sharon and his three children, Bill is survived by his brother John (Rosalie) of Rowley, brother-in-law Tom Hammond of Entwistle and grandchildren Kevin and Shane Bartelen, Ryan, Megan, and Peter Macfarlane, along with several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, along with his sister and brother in law, Mary and Lorne Elmhurst of Nanaimo BC, and sister-in-law Diane Hammond of Morinville.
Due to concerns around COVID, no formal funeral will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wheatland & Area Hospice Society at .
To send condolences, please visit Bill’s obituary at

Condolences to the family of Richard Douglas Wolf


Richard Douglas

February 25, 1952 - June 2, 2022

It is with great sadness that Diana and family announce the passing of Rick in the Drumheller Regional Hospital after his two year battle with cancer.
Rick was the third child of Adam and Nina Wolf and grew up on the family farm at Morrin. After high school, Rick worked various jobs and then decided to go back to school at Vermillion College and take Renewable Resources Technology. After working with nuisance bears for the summer of 1974 an opportunity to farm came up at Morrin so he decided to come home, farm and marry Diana Martin. Over the early years, Rick worked various jobs in the community to subsidize the farm. In 1988 he became an adjuster for Alberta Hail and Crop Insurance (now AFSC) which he enjoyed until 2002. Rick had an interest in taxidermy, as did his father, so he took a course in 1997. From this he created a successful business, Red Wolf Taxidermy, where he met people young and old from far and wide. His work can be seen all over Alberta, Ontario, the USA and Korea.
Rick was a quiet thoughtful man who had great work ethics, enjoyed hunting, fishing, curling, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Seattle Seahawks. He also enjoyed trips with his wife to Las Vegas, Fairmont, B.C., and camping with family and friends. When at home, after work, you could find him having a beer or two at “Happy Hour” with family, friends, or the cats in the shop or in the summer under the big tree in the yard. One of his greatest joys was teaching and working with his great nieces Caitlin and Nicole over their summer months. He will be truly missed for his quiet ways and understanding.
Rick is survived by his wife Diana, sister Linda (Keith) Larsen, brother Donald Wolf, sister Marilyn Weisse, brother-in-law Terry Martin and brother-in-law René Gaucher. Nephews Troy (Lisa), Darren (Tracy), Jason (Christine); Nieces Denice (Paul), Kim (Chad) Kaufman; Celina (Chris) Campbell, Lisa and nephew Justin.
Great nephews and nieces Colton, Jessica; Caitlin (Devon), Nicole; Donavon, Riley, Tanner, Terri, Anthony; Christopher, Nicholas, Mikayla, Brooklyn; Claire, Cameron and Cory. Cousin Mary Kaiser who thought of him as the “best man” ever and all the friends young and old he has made over the years.
Rick was predeceased by his parents Adam and Nina Wolf, brother and sister-in law David and Sandy Wolf and in-laws Ole and Alice Martin.
At Rick’s request, there will be no funeral service. Anyone wishing to do so, may donate to The Friends of Morrin School, Morrin Agriculture Society or a charity of your choice.
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.