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Condolences to the family of Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Perry Bayley


Mary Elizabeth
(Beth) Perry

October 1949 - September 27, 2022

Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Perry Bayley died on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. She will be dearly missed. She was born in Calgary in October 1949. Throughout her childhood, she lived in many cities and towns across Canada from St. John, NB to Medicine Hat, as her family followed her father’s career across the country. She received her diploma as a Registered Nurse from St. Jean’s College/Edmonton General Hospital. As an adult, she settled in Drumheller, Alberta.
Beth was fiercely independent, adventurous, and opinionated. She was a prolific communicator and would often pen lengthy letters to family and friends. She was a good sailor on any vessel. She loved to dance. Beth adored all animals and could not be content without a dog or two and a cat to care for. She was a voracious reader, and an avid crafter, even selling some of her crewel work. She could solve the Rubik’s cube in short order.
Beth celebrated her 38th year sober a few weeks before her passing. She was deeply appreciative of her sponsors.
Beth is survived by her husband Grant Bayley of Drumheller, her sister Sheelagh Perry, her brother Ian Perry (Patricia), and her nieces Meagan (Emily), Skye, and Caitlin Perry.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Beth’s name to the SPCA.

Condolences to the family of Mavis Genette Keith-Gerber


Mavis Genette

February 23, 1939 - September 22, 2022

Mavis Genette Keith-Gerber formerly of Drumheller passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on September 22, 2022 at the age of 83 years.
Mavis was born February 23, 1939 in Edmonton, Alberta to John and Elizabeth Keith.
Mavis enjoyed a lengthy career as a teacher with the majority spent in the Drumheller area. Upon retirement, Mavis shifted her focus to volunteerism in her community,
genealogy, travel, decorative painting, woodwork and quality time with her family. Mavis will be missed by her loving family.
Mavis was predeceased by her parents John and Elizabeth, sister Elaine, brothers Ralph, Angus and her loving husband Ernest Gerber.
She leaves to mourn three sons, Ian (Connie), Danny (Bertha) and Darren, grandchildren Kayanna, Kaleb, Janelle and Brianne, one sister Lauretta, and one brother Dawne (Jean).
Funeral Mass for Mavis will be held Friday, October 7, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, interment to follow in the Drumheller Cemetery.
If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to Grace House of Drumheller, Box 1785, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y0.

Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Albert Alexander Orosz

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Albert Alexander

March 25, 1942 - September 25, 2022

Born March 25, 1942 in Wayne, Alberta to Mary and Joseph Orosz of Cambria, Alberta.
The family move from Cambria brought Albert to Nacmine in 1945. There he attended the Nacmine School grades 1 - 9 and High School in Drumheller. Later, Albert took Business Administration at SAIT.
Marrying the love of his life, Patricia Ann Williams, with Reese and Elisabeth, the family unit began its journey.
Now saying a loving ‘Good-bye’ is loving wife Patricia, Elisabeth Schmidt (Ross), Reese Williams, 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Marian Holman (Jim), sister-in-law Judy Taylor, brother-in-law John Taylor (Caroline), many nieces and nephews, brother Alfred (Judy).
Welcoming Albert home, father Joseph, mother Mary, life-long buddy Mike Oshust, brother-in-law Roy Taylor LCOL, and nephew Brian Taylor.
We will celebrate Albert’s life at a later date.
Donations in Albert’s memory can be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 29 St. NW Calgary, AB T2N 4N2.