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Condolences to the family of Bertha Fraser



Bertha Christine

October 3, 2018

Bertha Christine Fraser of Carbon, wife of the late K. Earl Fraser passed away peacefully on October 3, 2018 at the age of 98 years. Bertha leaves to cherish her memory four children, Carol Ann, Linda (Jim), Diana (Bill), Bonnie, 9 grandchildren, Tammy (Ryan), Vicki (Kevin), Vaughn (Lori), Jason (Vanessa), Leigh Dawn (Randy), Christine (Jason), Clinton (Tammie), Kimberley (Mitchell), Raelene, 20 great grandchildren, one brother, Martin Schlinker of Medicine Hat and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Martin and Maria Schlinker, her husband Earl on January 1, 2005, one son Allan Wayne September 2, 1988, and son-in-law Bev Chisan on December 16, 2014, three brothers and four sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at the Carbon Community Centre, Carbon, Alberta. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Drumheller Continuing Care, C/O Drumheller Area Health Foundation, 351 9th Street N.W., Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y1 or the charity of your choice.

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

Condolences to the family of Emma Mason





January 19, 1935 - September 24, 2018

Emma Mason of Drumheller/Delia beloved wife of the late Albert Mason passed away peacefully September 24, 2018 at the age of 83 years. January 19, 1935 Emma was given the gift of life, which she lived to its fullest. Albert and Emma travelled extensively and in later years joined Delia’s snowbirds travelling to Arizona each winter. Emma was an artist at heart, her creative outlet expressed through painting, crafts, cooking, sewing, decorating and numerous others. Emma and Albert were very active in Delia’s social scene; dances and curling bonspiels especially. The two of them could really shine on the dance floor. Family was Emma’s pride and joy. She is survived by sons Barry (wife Dawn, children Laura, Kari and Jared) and Wesley (sons Andrew, Steve) and daughter Lori (daughter Jesica). One of 10 siblings, Emma is survived by Cecile Cunningham and Vera King (husband Jim) as well as many nieces and nephews and their families. The family will be holding a private service for family members and request donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and STARS Air Ambulance in lieu of flowers. Her last trip in the beautiful red helicopter was a memorable one. May her feet have wings!

Condolences to the family of Edwin Dutka



Edwin William

April 5, 1931 - September 21, 2018

Edwin William Dutka beloved brother of Peter Dutka of Edmonton, Alberta passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on September 21, 2018 at the age of 87 years. Edwin was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, on April 5, 1931 to Wasyl and Angelina Dutka. The family moved to East Coulee, Alberta when Edwin was a toddler. Edwin went to school at East Coulee School which is now the Museum. In the early years Edwin worked for Sloan’s Garage and the Aetna Mine in East Coulee, Alberta. Edwin moved to Calgary and was employed with Prudential Steel from 1957-2007 where he retired. Edwin returned to Drumheller to live with his niece Bonnie, then into LTC. Edwin was a private pilot and was at one time involved with three planes flying out of Springbank Airport. He was a Chief Pilot for C.A.R.E.S. and was a Trap Shooter belonging to the A.H.E.I.A. Calgary Firearms Centre. Edwin held many memberships such as Hussar Fish and Game Association, Alberta Hunter Education, Calgary Flying Club and Drumheller Flying Club, and Hussar Trap Shooting Club. Edwin loved his many Springer and Brittney spaniel dogs. He took many trips to Christina Lake Lodge and enjoyed flying his sister Almira and niece Bonnie to many family weddings in Dauphin, MB, Saskatoon, SK, and Winnipeg, MB. He enjoyed taking many friends and family up in his plane. He also enjoyed walking the Wintering Hills and the East Coulee Valley. He never turned down helping with remodelling projects. Edwin was predeceased by his brothers; Trp Adam Dutka, Martin Dutka (Margaret), sisters; Jesse Anderson (Carl), Helen Moses (George), Almira Simpson. Besides his brother Peter Dutka, Edwin is survived by his 9 nieces and nephews; Leslie-Ann Craig (Larry), Karen Johnson (Dwaine), Bonnie Freeman (Elwood), Leanne Haltiner (Ken), Janice Little (Ray), Peter Dutka (Marilyn), Nancy Dutka, Shelley Yuskow (Larry), Bill Moses (Donna), good friends; Joe Fulop and Willy Samel, as well as numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews whom he adored. A Memorial Social will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at The Hangar Flight Museum, formerly the Aerospace Museum, 4629 McCall Way N.E., Calgary, Alberta. Memorial donations may be made to Hotchkiss Brain Institute/Dementia Cognitive Disorders, University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine HRIC 1A10, 3330 Hospital Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1, .      Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.