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Condolences to the family of Lorna Elizabeth Goudy


Lorna Elizabeth

June 24, 1939 - March 10, 2024

We regret to announce the death of Lorna Elizabeth Goudy on March 10, 2024, at St. Mary’s nursing home in Trochu, AB, at the age of 84 years. Lorna was born at Armena, AB, on June 24, 1939, as the third of four children to Alexander and Clara Hamilton, and attended Victoria Cross High in Edmonton before working as a secretary for the Alberta Legislature. Having married John W. Goudy in 1962, she moved in 1971 with her husband and children to Drumheller, where her husband, John (predeceased, 1936-2023) was in the process of relocating Inland Plastics (a manufacturer and distributor of textiles). Besides being a wonderful mother & grandmother who loved getting her entire family together in the summer and at Christmas, Lorna will be remembered as an organist at her local church and as a founding member and leader of the local Christian Women’s (“After 5”) Club in Drumheller (in which she participated for several decades).
Lorna is predeceased by her parents, two of her three siblings, and recently by her husband, and is survived by her four children (Wes, Shaunah, Dawn and John), her 15 grandchildren (Myles, Kailynn, Alex, Kristin, Matthew, Karl, Rachel, Josiah, Carlin, Jacob, Mitchel, Rebekah, John Alec, Meaghan, Debrah), and her seven great-grandchildren (Clara, Elizabeth, Brielle, Rebekah, Renley, James, Benjamin).
A memorial service is being held at the Drumheller Nazarene Church at 10:30 a.m. on April 20, 2024.

Condolences to the family of Patricia Margaret Embree


Patricia Margaret
July 13, 1955 - March 15, 2024

Patricia Embree, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2024, at the age of 68 years.
Patricia is survived by her daughter Jessica Potter, and son-in-law Mat Potter, of Carstairs, AB. She was a proud grandma to Denton and Cheyenne Potter. She is also survived by her son Jason, and daughter-in-law, Nicole Dickson, residing in Calgary, AB.
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Condolences to the family of Kenneth Frederick Pearce


Kenneth Frederick Pearce
July 31, 1930 ~ March 19, 2024

It is with great sorrow  we announce the passing of Ken Pearce on March 19, 2024 at Memory Lane/Continuing Care (Drumheller) surrounded by his loving family at the age of 93 years.
Ken was born July 31, 1930 in Kidderminster, England. Ken married Georgina Evans on February 11, 1967 in Kidderminster. The couple immigrated to Canada in 1968, settling in the Drumheller Valley. Their first child Sharon was born in 1969, second child Darlene was born in 1971. Ken started with Corrections Canada in 1970. He spent his working life as a Guard, then later as a Keeper. The couple cultivated their life in the valley raising their family, making many friends along the way.
Ken enjoyed spending time with his family and later on his sons-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved to get out camping and fishing. Ken will be remembered fondly by his loving family and a lifetime of friends.
He was predeceased by his parents in England, his granddaughter Carrie Koopmans, son-in-law John Koopmans and numerous other family members.
Ken leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Georgina Pearce, his daughter Sharon (Mark) Otto, his daughter Darlene Koopmans, his sister Doreen, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
As per Ken’s wishes, there will not be any formal funeral service. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Foundation.

Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements. 403-823-2666.