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Condolences to the family of Robert "Brent" Rowell


Robert “Brent”

July 26, 1966 - November 25, 2023

Robert “Brent” Rowell of Morrin, Alberta passed away peacefully on November 25, 2023 after a lengthy battle with his health due to a motorcycle accident at the age of 57 years.
Brent was raised in Morrin, he took his early schooling in Morrin, moving to Drumheller Composite High School taking grades nine through twelve, graduating in 1985. Upon completion of high school, Brent took Recording Arts in Calgary and passed with high honours. Brent loved music, guitar, fossil hunting, sailing, skiing, camping, bike riding, and in his earlier days, cubs, and the iconic Camp Gordon.
Brent worked 17 seasons at the M.D. of Starland as a buggy operator. On June 21, 2008 Brent was in a motorcycle accident which left him a paraplegic, propelling him into another life called the Twilight Zone. He faced many challenges and disappointments on this journey right up to the day he passed.
Brent loved life, “Ride and Sail the Wind Son”. You were a gift, and we will treasure every memory of you.
Brent was predeceased by his grandparents Calvin and Jane Tupper, and Ralph and Vimy Rowell.
Brent leaves to mourn his dad and mom Wayne and Kathy of Morrin, sisters Lisa Rowell, Carrie (Ken) Rowe, nieces and nephews, Natasha Steward of Halifax, Britanie Steward of Cornation, Jesse Lavine, Kaden Row, Janessa Rowe all of Morrin, great uncle to Patrick, Lewis, Phoenix of Cornation, Scarlett Lavine of Morrin, Brent’s Aide Kristal of Rumsey, and a lifetime of friends.
A Celebration of Life for Brent will be held December 16, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at the Morrin Community Hall. “Stories and Memories of Brent’s Life”.
Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Robin Peter Digby


Robin Peter

January 1, 1961 - November 9, 2023

Natural Science Educator, Heritage Conservator, Craftsman.
Curious, vibrantly energetic, creative, ingenious, determined: Robin had a unique, independent way of viewing the world and
living in it. He inspired and motivated those he taught, mentored or collaborated with.
Robin was born in England and raised in Montreal, in a family of naturalists that tent-camped and explored North America every summer. As a young man he explored his way to the badlands of Alberta and the quiet village of East Coulee. Together with wife Linda, he crafted a life here that gave him mission and meaning to the end of his days.
Robin became a land-based science educator, co-creating with Linda endeavours for which they received professional recognition, especially Groundwork Natural Science Education and Dinosaur Country Science Camp. He later applied his passion for heritage conservation at the Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site and went on to restore heritage buildings across three provinces, becoming a noted as a pioneer in traditional repairs.
At home, Robin artfully restored their historic house and stewarded their riverside garden into a sanctuary for wild birds. In the kitchen he trialed exotic ingredients and developed new recipes. He treasured his children Ruth and Peter, taking them along on grand adventures, examining nearby landscapes and exploring distant environments.
Thank you, Robin, for the legacy you leave us.
Robin leaves his wife Linda; daughter Ruth (Nic), son Peter (Carolane), grandson Noah; sisters Susan (Frank), Claire (Robert), and Karen; nephews Chris, Daniel (January), Benn, and Michael Drysdale; and Linda’s loving family. He is predeceased by his parents, Peter and Violet Digby.
Many people supported Robin and our family in recent years, as he responded to cancer with stoic pragmatism and intense scientific curiosity. We thank Dr. Ezekiel Weis, Ocular Oncologist at the Southern Alberta Eye Center, for his years of exceptional care. We thank Dr. John Walker of the University of Alberta’s Cross Cancer Institute for his humanity. We are deeply grateful to the dedicated staff of Drumheller Paramedic and Home Care Teams, Palliative Care Nurse Jennifer Nagy and Home Care Nurse Kendal Suntjens. Their combined support, along with that of friends and family, allowed Robin to remain in his beloved home, comforted by views of nature right outside the window. Linda wishes to give special thanks to Robin’s sister Claire for her extraordinary care throughout his illness and in his final days.
Robin was a long-time donor to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. If you wish to honour him, a donation to NCC would be fitting.

Condolences to the family of Miro Joseph Guidolin


Miro Joseph

June 26, 1930 - November 27, 2023

Mr. Miro Joseph Guidolin of Drumheller, beloved husband of Karen Guidolin passed away peacefully on November 27, 2023, at the age of 93 years.
Miro was born in Drumheller to Alvise (Joe) and Angele (Angela) Guidolin on June 26, 1930. He lived in Drumheller all of his life. Miro was a Psychiatric Registered Nurse and worked as an orderly at the T.R. Ross Nursing Home, and the J. Cramer Auxiliary Nursing Home. Miro later worked as a custodian an St. Anthony’s Catholic School. He had an interest in photography and stamp collection.
Miro was predeceased by his parents Alvise (Joe) & Angele (Angela) Guidolin.
He leaves to mourn his wife Karen, two sons Dean (Sheri-Dawn), Brian (Christina), four grandchildren Siena, Brooke, Jacob, Dominic, one brother Don (Ingrid), numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Funeral Mass for Miro Guidolin will be held Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church with Father Lukas Drapal as celebrant. Interment to follow at the Drumheller Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the charity of ones choice. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements. 403-823-2666