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Condolences to the family of Frederick Alexander Dayman


Frederick Alexander

February 25, 1956 - April 27, 2024

Fred Dayman, beloved husband of Alisa Dayman (nee Snideman) passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Health Centre on April 27, 2024. Fred will be lovingly remembered by his son: Alexander Frederick Dayman; his siblings: Richard Dayman (Marie), Anne Bailey (Ed), Trudy Rowbottom (Richard), Marian Schaffer (Bill); sisters-in-law: Diana Watson (Bouke), Kristina Thompson (Mark), Rosemarie Fleury (Frank); brother-in-law: Bill Grills; his numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; as well as many other cherished friends and loved ones.
Fred was predeceased by his mother Hendrina (Dien) Dayman (nee VanHaaren) in 1999; father Frederick Dayman (Fred) in 1963; sister Sandra Grills (nee Dayman) in 2024; father- and mother-in-law David and Bunny Snideman in 2023 and 2010; and great-nephew Grayson Brost in 2011.
Fred Dayman was born in the Drumheller Hospital February 25, 1956. Fred and Alisa met in the Last Chance Saloon, were dating by 1988, and married August 25, 1991.
As a young man Fred travelled for a few years before returning home to Wayne in about 1982, and started helping his mom in the operation of the Rosedeer Hotel now called The Last Chance Saloon in Wayne. In 1983, he purchased the business from Dien Dayman and she retired at the age of 70 years. Fred and Alisa worked together for many years making the Last Chance Saloon a favourite tourism destination for people from all over the world.
Over the years Fred was very involved in his Community and family. There were baseball games, winter car racing derbies on the Rosebud River (Creek Races), hog rallies, frisbee golf, racing up the hills behind the hotel (for a trophy!), campfire sing-a-longs, swimming in the creek, family reunions, and working tirelessly and fundraising for the Wayne Community Association.
There will be a funeral mass held at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2024, with Father Lukas Drapal as celebrant. There will also be a prayer vigil held at St. Anthony’s at 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2024. After the service on Saturday you are cordially invited to the Last Chance Saloon in Wayne. Please join friends and family for food, refreshments, and stories – Bring your stories! We hope to see you there.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all the nurses and doctors who helped Fred during his time in the Drumheller Health Centre.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Wayne Community Association.
The Funeral Service will be live streamed at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2024. Please check the website of the Courtney-Winters Funeral Home at:
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Elmer Shewchuk


ElmerShewchuk Name


April 6, 1950 - April 8, 2024

It is with great sadness, we, the Shewchuk family, announce the passing of Elmer Shewchuk of Sherwood Park, Alberta (formerly Macklin, Saskatchewan).
Elmer unexpectedly passed away on April 08, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta while he was in the hospital.
A funeral mass for Elmer’s family and friends will be scheduled at a future date to mourn his passing, celebrate his life and pray for his soul.

Condolences to the family of John Booth



August 19, 1936 - April 21, 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. John Booth of Munson, Alberta passed away at the Drumheller Health Centre on Sunday, April 21, 2024, at the age of 87 years.
John is survived by his daughter Christy (Curt), his son Kerry (Angela), daughter Lenore (Tim), numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Jean Kolb, brothers Jim (Ev) Booth, Geoff (Lori) Booth, numerous nieces and nephews and their families, sister-in-law Norma (Bob), sister-in-law Louise (Marv), brother-in-law Darrow Tye and a lifetime of friends.
John was predeceased by his parents Frank and Cicely May Booth, brother Roger Booth, wife Janet Booth, daughter Christine Ireland, sister-in-law Carol Tye, and brother-in-law Ron Kolb.
A Celebration of John’s Life will be held Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 1:00 P.M. at the Munson Community Hall. Memorial donations may be made in Memory of John to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation (Acute Unit), donations will go toward a new fridge, couch and any supplies needed on that unit.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.