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Condolences to the family of Donald Joseph Maxwell


Donald Joseph

September 2, 1937 - November 23, 2023

Don passed away on November 23, 2023, at the Drumheller Health Centre, Acute Care at the age of 86.
Don was born and raised in the Drumheller Valley which he loved to call “home”.
In his younger days he worked as hard as he played, from the old power plant, to CNR day liner and last but not least the oilpatch where he earned the name “Mad Max”. When he wasn’t working, he would be camping, fishing, or hunting. He never did shoot anything, but he caught lots of fish. One thing he took pride in was teaching his kids, grandkids, and great grandkids how to fish and grow potatoes. In the winter you would find him in the hockey arena watching his grandson Devon play hockey. He was his biggest fan along with Grandma, travelling all over to watch him play. When living in North Drumheller, he and his granddaughter Sam took many walks whether going to Whifs or catching minnows in the creek. As his daughter, my best memory over the last year was the smile on his face when he would tell me, Harry came by to see him everyday and they would reminisce about the old days.
Dad was predeceased by his mom and dad, brothers Bill, Art, Bunk, Tom, sister Marilynn, wife Geneava and daughter Pam.
He leaves to mourn his daughter Donna (Joe) Peloquin, son-in-law Ken Couturier, grandkids Samantha (Dustin) Ptashnik, Devon (Brook) Ptashnik, Candace (Brett) Schurger, Christina (Bruce) Porter, Marsha Couturier, as well as 9 great grandkids.
As per Don’s wishes there will not be any formal funeral services held. A private family gathering with close friends and family will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society (Alberta Division). Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Carol Peloquin-Cooley



September 7, 1941 - November 27, 2023

Carol Peloquin-Cooley of Morrin, wife of the late Maurice John Peloquin passed away in the Drumheller Health Centre with her loved ones by her side on November 27, 2023 at the age of 82 years.
Carol was born September 7, 1941 at Dauphin, Manitoba to George Laverne & Clarice Genevieve Smith. She enjoyed playing dice, puzzling, camping and spending time with her family. Carol fostered children throughout her years and took in foreign exchange students as well. Carol will be sadly missed by her loving family.
Carol leaves to cherish her memory, five daughters Veronica (Al) Ferbrache, Brenda (Derek) Campbell, Renee (Clovis) Martin, Tracey Lavallee, Cheryl Steil, one son Joe (Donna) Peloquin, grandchildren Christina, Jen, Brandy, Trina, Ryan, Samantha, Linnet, Joey, Melissa, Angela, Katherine, Carolyn, James, Aaron, Amber, Skylar, Heather, Danny, Shawn, Devon, Samantha, numerous great-grandchildren, one sister Deanna Loewen, one brother Larry Smith and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Carol was predeceased by her parents George Smith, Clarice Bunes, husband Maurice Peloquin, brothers Ted Smith, Don Smith, and sister Vicky Holbrook.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation on December 7, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. at Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Home, 2nd Ave. 2nd Street West, Drumheller, Alberta. Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 8, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jesus Christ Church of Latter-Day Saints, 455 4th Ave. N.W., Drumheller, Alberta. Interment will follow the service at the Drumheller Cemetery.
In honour of Carol’s memory donations may be made to Little Warriors, phone 1-780-922-9010, Toll Free 1-855-922-9010, email
The Peloquin family wishes to thank the Doctors and Nursing staff at the Drumheller Health Centre for their wonderful care and attention to Carol Peloquin-Cooley.

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

Condolences to the family of Stella Jackson



January 9, 1927 - November 21, 2023

Stella Jackson, born on January 9, 1927, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at the age of 96 at the Lake Bonavista Seniors facility in Calgary, AB. She was born to parents Jenny and Nicholas Baszuck in Flaxcombe, Saskatchewan. She was raised in Beynon, Alberta where her dad worked as a section foreman for the railway. Stella married Gordon Jackson on October 3, 1943, and moved to the family farm. Together they raised four children, James, Robert, Terry and Darlene. She was involved with the Lutheran Church council in Dalum and active with the Beynon Friendship Club. Stella worked the farm with Gordon and ran the machinery at harvest time as well as doing the cooking and cleaning required to keep the family going. Stella loved her family and friends. She enjoyed dancing, visiting, crocheting, designing Ukrainian Easter eggs and entertaining. She cared deeply for all the neighbors and was there to help out wherever she could. Stella is survived by her sons, Robert (Lorie) Jackson and Terry (Myrna) Jackson; daughter, Darlene (Wes) Kadonaga; daughter-in-law, Linda (James) Jackson; Stella’s brother, Steve (Shirley) Sosnick; as well as seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Stella is predeceased by her husband, Gordon of 59 years; son, James Jackson; and sisters, Anne Walker and Margaret Smith. Stella had a strong faith in God and throughout her life her actions taught us how to love, be kind, compassionate and most of all forgiving. She will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Dalum, AB. To view and share photos, condolences and memories of Stella with the family, please visit