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Condolences to the family of Richard Thomas Campbell


Richard Thomas Campbell
October 3, 1939 - April 16, 2020

Richard was born on October 4th, 1939 in Drumheller, Alberta and was called Home to be with his Lord on April 16th, 2020 at the age of 80 years.
Richard will be lovingly remembered by his wife Joanie; four children, Cameron (Katie), Sherry, Misty and Jolene; six grandchildren, Darcy, Celena, Jimmy, Jessie, Tyler and Clay; one brother, Irwin (Anne); and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Sonny and Jack; and one son-in-law, Dale.
Richard and his family moved to Vernon in 1972 and for a short period of time he worked in Kelowna. This meant travelling back and forth and in true “Richard style,” the way he chose to commute was by boat on Okanagan Lake because of his love for the water, rather than by car on the highway. He also enjoyed spending many summers with family at Mara Lake and was particularly fond of taking trips to the forest with Reg and his grandchildren where they gathered fuel for his wood stove.
Richard loved hockey and was still playing the game until he was 77 years of age.
Richard loved to hear Elvis Presley sing gospel music but his favourite artists were Johnny Cash and Roy Clark and he never grew tired of hearing them sing and play their guitars. Richard worked for many years surveying most of the roads in Central Alberta, engineering buildings in downtown Calgary and having a large part in the engineering and building of the Rogers Pass snow sheds. He was a self taught “fix it man” and enjoyed a challenge when it came to repairing things that others would rather just simply discard. His motto was “If something you have is in need of fixing, just give it to me!” Richard was the most selfless man and would do anything for anyone, always sharing a kind word or joke as he lent a helping hand. His soul mate Joanie will forever miss the love and tenderness that they shared together for 60 years.
In respecting Richard’s wishes he was cremated and there will be no service held. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Richard to the Hamlets at Vernon, 3050-29th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 9Y9.

Cremation arrangements were made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5,

Condolences to the family of Eleanor F.A. (Toni) Wilson



Eleanor F.A. (Toni)

December 28, 1948 - May 30, 2020

With sadness we announce that Eleanor F. A. Wilson (Toni) passed away peacefully at her home with her family and Captains Ben and Isobel Lippers by her side on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at the age of 71 from a long battle with cancer.
Toni was born in Drumheller to James and Eleanor Gaschnitz on December 28, 1948 and was raised on their farm in Verdant Valley. Her family was very musical and her love for music was seen throughout her life.
Toni married Jim Wilson on March 23, 1968. They did not find love from far away as their farm families only lived down the road from each other. They began their life together living in Cambria, soon moving to the farm where their business and family grew, having three children:
Derrick, Loretta, and Gloria.
Its tough to narrow down Toni’s accomplishments. She graduated from the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music. Throughout her life she taught many students piano lessons in her home. She was a volunteer and member of the Women of Unifarm, Verdant Valley Home and School Association, 4-H Leader for the Verdant Valley Snipettes Sewing Club, Secretary/Treasurer of the Verdant Valley Agricultural Society, Treasurer of the Homestead Museum Society and Secretary Treasurer of the Big Country Antique Museum Company. Toni spent countless hours contributing to these organizations.
Toni started playing for church at the Salvation Army and after some years she moved to the Knox United Church to play the pipe organ. Over 28 plus years she played for countless church services, weddings, and funerals, learning special music as requested. This past Christmas she found the energy to play for the Salvation Army Christmas Service, which was the last time that she played.
Diving into every aspect of the farm and community kept her busy while being a wife and mother of 3 kids. On the farm Toni operated combines, grain trucks, tractors, lawn equipment and more. She gardened and took care of her animals which included dogs, cats, goats, horses, and her beloved donkeys. When the farm diversified into cows, she took great pride and care for the cows and calves and
enjoyed the evening shift where she could check cows and look at the constellations of stars.
Toni was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, cousin, friend, and community member. She had an infectious laugh and a sense of humour. Each grandchild (Dalan, Avril and Kasen) spent many hours with her learning her ways of doing things right.
Toni was predeceased by her father Jim Gaschnitz, mother Eleanor Gaschnitz, father in law Arnold Wilson, mother in law Alice Wilson and daughter Gloria Wilson Anderson.
She leaves to mourn her loving husband of 52 years Jim Wilson, son Derrick Wilson, grandson Dalan Wilson, granddaughter Avril Wilson, daughter Loretta Wilson, grandson Kasen Wilson, uncle Ken and aunt Phylis Chambers, and numerous cousins, in-laws, and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Homestead Museum Society, Box 3154, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y0.
The family wishes to thank all the attending physicians, nurses, palliative care team, homecare, The Tom Baker Cancer Centre, The Drumheller Cancer Centre, the Duncalf family and everyone who has supported her through this journey. Due to Covid 19, arrangements are currently unknown. We plan to try to have a Celebration of Life when we feel the restrictions on numbers is in our favour.
Courtney-Winter's Funeral Homes in care of arrangements 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Robert (Bob) Glover



In memory of
Robert (Bob)

November 27, 1947 - June 2, 2020

He will be missed by so many, he enjoyed everything he did, from cruising in his classic cars to meeting new people. He could talk to anyone for hours, new friends or old! He loved meeting new people, and treasured everyone close to him.
He was one of the most genuine people you could ever have the opportunity to have in your life, an amazing person and a loving father who will be missed so much by everyone!
We will miss you!
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.