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Condolences to the family of John "Delmar" Adie


John “Delmar”

August 9, 1937 - January 1, 2024

Mr. John “Delmar” Adie of Drumheller, AB passed away January 1, 2024, at the Drumheller Health Centre-Continuing Care at the age of 86 years.
Delmar was born August 9, 1937, at Drumheller, AB to John “Jack” & Adelaide Adie. He attended school in the Verdant Valley/ Livingstone District and graduated from the Olds School of Agriculture.
Delmar was a farmer and music was always Delmar’s greatest passion, he played piano, guitar and was a singer with the Badland Boogie Band, Badlanders, Bert & Bobby Hoy, Jack Cuncannon, Ernie Warwack, & Don Howard as well as many solo acts in and around the area.
Delmar ran the 4H Light Horse Club & was a past president of the Lions Club, he was also one of the founding members of the Stampede Grounds. He was a horseman, a hunter, and a dog lover. The last dog he loved so dearly was Molly who predeceased him in 2021.
Delmar is survived by his children – 5 boys, Glen (Nadine), Dale (Melanie), Dean (Ruby), Scott, Grant (Jodi), 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 2 sisters Muriel (Dan) McDermid, Carol (Peter) Bongers.
Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 13th, 2024, at 1 pm at the Munson Community Hall, 301 Main Street, Munson, interment will be in Spring 2024.
Free transportation service from Drumheller provided to and from the Munson Hall if required.
Please call Bubba T’s (Valley Bus) at (403) 823-0339 by 4 pm, Friday, January 12 to book your pickup time. Pickups will be between 12-12:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Edith Louise Bancroft


Edith Louise

July 9, 1926 - December 31, 2023

Edith Louise Bancroft of Drumheller, beloved wife of Peter Bancroft passed away peacefully on December 31, 2023 at the age of 97 years.
Edith was an avid gardener with an exceptional “Green Thumb”. Her greenhouse was always full of flowers at any time of the year. She was especially proud of her geraniums.
Edith leaves to mourn, her daughter Judy Bancroft, granddaughter Jordanna, great grandson Logan, her son Robert (Dawn) Bancroft, grandson Derek (Karen Yanish), great grandchildren Autumn, Mischa, Tia, granddaughter Renee (Brad) Storch, great granddaughter Eden, granddaughter Brianne Bancroft, sister Florence McDonald of Toronto.
Edith was predeceased by her husband Peter, her parents John Henry Pattison and Gertrude McPhee, sister Ethel Bretzer of Edmonton.
A service will be held at a later date with interment at the Drumheller Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the C.N.I.B.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements. 403-823-2666

Condolences to the family of Lloyd Allen Crawford


Lloyd Allen

January 5, 2024
Age 91

The family of Lloyd Allen Crawford sadly announce his passing in the early hours of January 5, 2024 at the age of 91, at the Drumheller Health Centre, Acute Care.
Lloyd was predeceased by his wife, Marge, in 2010, as well as his parents, Paul and Edith, his brothers; Mel, Harold, and Elmer, and his sister, Edna.
Lloyd is survived by his children: Tara (Terry) Costain, Deanne (Cliff) Sharpe, and Danny (Trish) Crawford; grandchildren Jennifer (Matt) Roddy, Jeffrey (Sarah) Costain, Daniel Costain, Christina (Mike) Graham, Laura Costain, Elynn (Matt) Johnson, Tyler (Meranda) Sharpe, Shawna (Heath) Lane, Cindy Sharpe, Lindsey (Jack) Stanway, Brandon (Chloe) Crawford, and Joshua Crawford; along with 19 great grandchildren and a large extended family.
Dad was born in Red Deer, AB in 1932, the youngest of five. Dad spent his youth playing golf and hockey, fishing, hunting and working at the family car business in Red Deer. He worked briefly with the Bank of Nova Scotia, before spending over 30 years as a Probation Officer with the Province of Alberta. Dad was instrumental in starting the “Fine Options” program, which allowed youth to work off their fines by providing community service. Retirement found Mom and Dad running a Bed & Breakfast for 10 years.
Dad loved the outdoors right up to his passing. His last fishing venture was this past June, sitting on his stroller and enjoying a “bevvie”. We often took drives in the country to look for birds and other wildlife and made sure to end the trip with an ice cream cone.
Dad loved to read news and fiction. He was mentally sharp right to the end. We are so grateful for this.
Dad was affectionately known as Papa by his grandchildren, and as Big Papa and Papa HaHa by his great grandchildren. Dad was purposeful in leaving us with a legacy of humour and laughter. Even when enduring his painful health challenges and various scans, Dad would make a “funny face” to try and brighten everyone’s mood. Dad was always able to laugh at himself – he had a lot of material to work with! He was intentional in ensuring great moments and memories were being made.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Anthony’s Church on Saturday, January 13, at 10:00 a.m. A reception to celebrate his life will follow at 11:00 a.m., with a luncheon to follow, will be held at Badlands Community Facility. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation. We are grateful for the exceptional care that Dad received at the Drumheller Health Centre and for support of our family and friends.
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements 403-823-2666.