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Condolences to the family of Shirley Gay Mundorf


Shirley Gay

July 3, 1935 - July 19, 2023

Shirley Gay Mundorf, age 88, of Drumheller passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at the Drumheller Health Centre.
Shirley was born July 3, 1935, in Trochu, AB. She was predeceased by her parents Sam (2002) and Alberta (1996) Priestley, older brother Ralph (1992) and younger brother Eldon (2018).
Shirley leaves to mourn her passing her loving husband of 68 years, Roy, daughters Bonita (Dave), Rosalie (Bevan), Elaine and son Mark (Kathleen), 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by nieces and nephews as well as other relatives and numerous friends.
Upon completing high school, Shirley moved to Calgary where she attended Henderson Business College. During her life she worked in a variety of clerical, bookkeeping and accounting positions.
Her passion for exploring the world led her and Roy on many trips and cruises. A special trip in 2010 was taken with her brother Eldon and his wife Fern to South America including a cruise to Antarctica to visit the penguins.
Shirley was happy tending her flowers and enjoying nature. She loved family gatherings and the special time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her gentle kindness will be deeply missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests her memory be honoured by contributions to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or a charity of your choice.
Funeral services will be held at the Munson Community Hall on Monday, July 31 at 2 o’clock. Interment will follow at the Munson Cemetery.
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Brenda Louise Ford


Brenda Louise

June 2, 1957 - July 10, 2023

Brenda Ford passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on July 10, 2023. She leaves behind her long-time partner, Richie; her daughters, Colette (Andrew) and Mickie (Lydell), her grandchildren: Tommy, Johnny, Kenzie, and Zac; her brothers, Brad (Pat) and Brett (Karina), and her beloved friends, Sheila and Norm.
A wild soul from the beginning, Brenda was born to Bill and Irma Ford on June 2, 1957, in Drumheller, Ab. She roamed the hills causing trouble throughout her childhood. Ever the adventurer, she hitchhiked to Mexico with her friends at the tender age of 15. She explored BC, living in Vancouver, Kelowna, and eventually Fort St. John where she met Norm Scobie. With him, Brenda moved back to Alberta in 1981 and started a family. She lived in Grande Prairie, Peace River, Yellowknife, Grimshaw, and Grande Prairie again, eventually finding herself back in the Drumheller Valley in 1995. In 2008 she started a new relationship with Richie Grose, and they lived happily together in Midland until her passing.
Brenda had undeniable people skills and loved working as a cocktail waitress and bar manager. She also spent many years working as a legal secretary and an emergency room intake admin. She spent her later years working at Auto Value and cleaning houses in Drumheller. Brenda was an avid gardener and left many in awe of her green thumb. She took great pride in the flowers she tended, and in the spring she loved to watch the baby birds jump around in the grass near the flowerbeds.
Brenda was intensely loved by those who knew her and will be missed terribly. She is pre-deceased by her mother, Irma, and her father, Bill. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you honor Brenda’s generous spirit by paying it forward. Help someone in need, whether it’s by weeding their garden, cleaning their house, helping them move furniture, or shoveling their sidewalk in the winter.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Midland Hall on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Please reach
out to Colette, Mickie, or Richie for details.
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666

Condolences to the family of Rudy Kennedy



Rudy Kennedy
September 28, 1947 - July 17, 2023

A Graveside Service
for Rudy will take place
Friday, July 21
11:00 a.m.
Drumheller Cemetery

Please join us following the service
for a luncheon
at the Drumheller Legion
295 Centre St., Drumheller,
at 11:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alziemers Society, #306, 10430 61 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2J3.

Service arranged by Courtney-Winters Funeral Home 403-823-2666.