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Last updateTue, 28 May 2024 4pm

Condolences to the family of Beverley Joyce Johnson


Beverley Joyce

May 25, 1944 - April 16, 2024

Kind, caring, intelligent, a natural mentor and a much loved friend to many. From growing up on a lowly pioneer farm with no electricity in south-eastern Alberta, to completing a MSc degree, to pursuing a professorship at a prestigious international management college in Australia, to managing the training of worthy government management candidates to achieve their best here in Victoria, Beverley was always able to understand the challenges and how to stimulate her students and clients to develop their skills and maximize their opportunities. And, she also knew how to have fun and challenge herself - book club, hiking with a group, boating. She discovered lawn bowling, qualified as a Coach, honed her skills and in the mid-2000’s achieved the North American Women’s Singles Championship!
As many folks experience, her first marriage did not last. Then, in 1994 she met Don Ruggles who had just moved to Victoria, and they had a fulfilling loving togetherness ever since.
After all of these wonderful life experiences nature got in the way and Bev has had to concede to lung cancer. We have heart-felt regards for the team at the Royal Jubilee Hospital who led the MAID process for her peaceful farewell.
Bev leaves her loving husband Don, sisters Anita Staples in Victoria and Evelyn Bachynski (Bill) in Calgary, and their families, as well as many nephews and nieces. Her memory will live on in all of our hearts.

Condolences to the family of Ian Robert Daniels


Ian Robert

September 12, 1947 - April 7, 2024

Ian Daniels shared his last wink and smile with us on April 7, 2024. Born on September 12, 1947, in Lacombe, Ian grew up in Drumheller and although he moved to different places through his life, Drumheller was always home. A relentless tease and prankster with a great sense of humour, he gave his late parents, Alvie and Iris Daniels (Bates) a run for their money.
He is loved by his two children, Michelle (Brendon) and Ken (Kisha); six grandchildren, Madison (Adrian), Mackenna (Kaeden), Justice (Beau), Jamaica (Ross), Callum (Brian), and Emmanuel (Kora); six great-grandchildren, Aurora, Rose, Zachary, Violet, Kayne, Nimîyîkôwin, and a new little one arriving this month; three siblings, Karen (Peter), Barry (Annette) and Shannon (Michael); eight nieces and nephews, Ernest (Dora), Todd, Claire (Bob), Rick (Kim), Nicki (Derek), Victor (Crystal), Shannon, and Caitlin (Ryan); as well as many great-nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends.
Ian took the sport of having (and poking) fun quite seriously and spent much of his youth ‘up to no good’ (his words). Getting into mischief with his brother Barry was a regular occurrence and Ian loved to tease, joke around, and play pranks on his family and almost everyone he knew. Ian was comfortable with who he was, practical and enjoyed life. He was also a peace maker and protector and was known to stand up for the underdog. He was warm and kind, friendly and generous and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.
While Ian spent much of his life in the hospitality industry, he was never afraid to experience new things. He had an entrepreneurial spirit and owned a couple of restaurants, a pool hall, an eavestroughing company and a delivery service. He also cooked and ran kitchens and even found himself up on Elsmere Island working with a survey crew in the early ’70s. Wherever his career took him, one of the things he loved to do most was to play (and often win at!) pool. You could always find him playing friendly games or competing in tournaments at the local pool hall in the city or town he lived in. He won many tournaments through the years and was the Southern Alberta Snooker Champion back in the day. He was a talented cue master who played to win, but he was always happy to share his knowledge with other players.
Whether sharing a joke, playing a prank, or displaying his prowess on the pool table, Ian lit up the room with his quick wit and contagious laughter. As we bid farewell to our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, we treasure our memories of his laughter, his kindness and the countless moments of joy he shared with all of us. Rest easy, Ian. You are dearly loved and deeply missed.
Join us for a game of pool in celebration of Ian’s life on Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at The Hidden Spot in Calgary (#125 - 2323 32 Ave NE). In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Condolences to the family of Karen D. Harrison


Karen D.

Born March 8, 1964
Passed Away April 5, 2024

In loving memory of Karen D. Harrison

Karen was born in Drumheller on March 8, 1964 and passed away on April 5, 2024.
Karen was predeceased by her father Tom and her mother Grace. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her brother Dwight and her Aunt Florence.
Special thanks to the staff of D.A.R.T.S Newcastle Residence who were her extended family for their love and care of Karen.
A memorial service was held for Karen on April 12, 2023 at the Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Carlos Calderon officiating.
Our sincere thanks to Pastor Carlos, and to the pallbearers, the pianist and to everyone for their love and kindness.