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Condolences to the family of Ken Ho Mah

Ken Mah

Ken Ho Mah
January 4, 1938 ~ March 11, 2024
86 years of age

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ken Ho Mah, longtime resident of the Drumheller Valley on March 11, 2024, in Calgary, Alberta at the Wing Kei Care Centre with his family by his side.
Ken was born on January 4, 1938, Canton, China. He took his schooling in Canton and Alberta. Ken emigrated to Canada in 1950 settling in the Drumheller Valley. He and his partners took over the Diana Restaurant in 1960. Ken married his bride Gina Yat Kwan in 1965. Over the years they operated the Diana Family Restaurant, serving both Chinese and Western Cuisine. In 1992 Ken became the sole owner of Diana Restaurant and continued serving the Drumheller area until 2010, when Ken and Gina retired. Ken knew many people, leaving a legacy of hard work and kindness. He will be missed by his loving family, Gina’s family in Calgary and Montreal, and a lifetime of friends.
Ken leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Gina, daughter Julie (Kevin) Aulenback of Drumheller, son Danny (Phyllis) of Toronto, Ontario, and grandchildren Brandy, Spencer, Lucas (Aulenback), and Edmund, Emilia (Mah), Gina’s family in Calgary and Montreal, and a lifetime of friends.
As per Ken’s wishes there will not be any services, as he wants people to remember him while he was happy and healthy. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Drumheller and Area Health Foundation (emphasis on the Ambulance Service) or the Alberta Lung Association.

Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Darren Wolf

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June 7, 1971 - March 20, 2024


It is with great sadness we announce the unexpected passing of Darren Gerald Wolf, 52, on March 20, 2024.
Darren was the second born of three sons to Sandy and David Wolf of Morrin on June 7, 1971. He attended Morrin School and during that time enjoyed playing many sports, especially hockey.
Darren married the love of his life, Tracy Nelson, on May 20, 1995 in Delia. They have two daughters, Caitlin and Nicole. Though Darren was outnumbered by girls in the house, he loved the three of them more than anything in the world. He was also a sucker for man’s best friend, especially his dogs, Gypsy, Buddy and Macy.
Darren worked multiple jobs throughout his life but spent many years trucking for Hodge Bros. and working in the oilfield, though his passion was always on the farm. Darren enjoyed farming with his family growing up, helping family and neighbours on their farms, raising cattle with his father-in-law, and most importantly sharing that passion with his girls. Anyone that knew Darren knows just how much he loved talking cattle and farming, and how spoiled his herd of cows were.
Darren loved the outdoors, whether it be hunting, camping or snowmobiling with his close friends and family. He was always up for a visit with young and old alike or lending a helping hand in the community and to his neighbours. He will be remembered for his friendly personality, big heart, sense of humour, and BS sessions over a couple beer.
Darren leaves to mourn his loving wife and best friend of 29 years, Tracy; daughters, Caitlin (Devon) Heck of Bodo and Nicole Wolf of Morrin; grandbaby Heck to-be; brothers, Troy (Lisa) Wolf and Jason (Christine) Wolf; brother-in-law, Cory (Deeon) Nelson; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and many close friends.
Darren was predeceased by parents, David (1989) and Sandy (2018); stepfather, Rene Gaucher (2023); father and mother-in-law, Don (2012) and Pat (2014) Nelson; uncle, Rick Wolf (2022); and grandparents, Adam and Nina Wolf and Gerhart and Nelly Haupt.
There will be a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Morrin Fire Department, PO Box 76 Morrin, AB T0J 2B0 or Morrin Agricultural Society, PO Box 123 Morrin, AB T0J 2B0.

Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Sheldon Watt

Obit WATT Sheldon

Sheldon Lee
1958 - 2024

Sheldon Lee Watt, born to Jim and Cec Watt (nee Madsen) in Calgary in 1958, passed away peacefully with his family on March 13, 2024, at the age of 65.
Raised in Standard, Alberta, Sheldon was the (usually) cherished big brother of his four (usually) loving sisters: Dawn (Phil) Faubion of Standard, Traci (Mike) Rasmussen of Standard, Janelle (Rob) Pettifer of Strathmore, and Tara (Adrian) Law of Chestermere. While in high school he worked many hours in his Grandpa Charlie’s general store. He always enjoyed gathering together with his family to play cards, swap stories, and share a good laugh. His love of sports as a kid continued into his adult life with the Rosebud Chickenhawks Hockey team and baseball with the family Watt-a-Team.
Sheldon graduated from Standard High School in 1976 and moved to Calgary. After surveying what the big city had to offer, he finally realized that the girl of his dreams had grown up just a block away from his childhood home. In 1983, he exchanged vows with Laurie Binning, also of Standard, daughter of Duane and Carolyn. This union added three more sisters to his family tree: Norma (David) Diesman, Joan Binning, and Debra (Warren) Kapaniuk. They settled first in Calgary, with regular trips out of the city to visit friends and family. In 1997, Sheldon and Laurie settled in the picturesque village of Carbon, where they fulfilled their dream of building a home in 1998.
Sheldon’s greatest joy came from his family. Welcoming his son Tanner in 1989 and daughter Danika in 1992 filled his life with equal parts chaos and joy. Danika’s union with Kyle Kalmbach in 2013 brought the arrival of Sheldon’s first grandson, Lincoln, in 2018, followed by granddaughter Emilia in 2022. He was so proud to be ‘Papa’ to his grandkids and loved every moment spent snuggling and telling stories.
Throughout his professional career as a journeyman partsman, Sheldon lent his expertise to Toyota, Nissan, Allied, Chrysler, Bigfoot, and John Deere. His friendly personality and memory for parts numbers were exemplary, leaving an indelible mark on those he worked with. He may not have remembered what he had for breakfast, but he could tell you the part number of a 1974 Celica alternator in an instant.
A man of many talents, Sheldon found solace in the simple pleasures of life, from engaging in spirited games of crib to honing his woodworking skills. He built an excessive number of decks for his beloved Laurie, a testament to his love, devotion, and his dislike of mowing grass. Laurie and Sheldon continued to travel and explore, buying their first trailer in 1987 and enjoying many camping trips with family and friends every year. Their annual May long weekend Watt campout became a cherished tradition that marked the beginning of each summer.
As an adult he was a dedicated member of the Carbon and District Ag Society and Curling Club. He was an avid curler, volunteered with the Carbon youth curling program, and traveled with his kids throughout the province for curling events. He spent many years volunteering with Kidsport Kneehill. Sheldon and Laurie hosted an annual curling bonspiel that raised thousands of dollars towards this organization “so all kids can play.”
Sheldon was passionate about reading and watching science fiction. After 40 years together, Laurie has unwillingly learned far more than she wanted to know about the Star Trek universe.
In July 2021, shortly after his retirement, Sheldon was diagnosed with ALS. Despite the challenges he faced, Sheldon’s unwavering spirit and positivity inspired all who knew him. Support from the ALS Society of Alberta, Alberta Hospice - Fostering Hearts Forward, Drumheller Homecare, Drumheller Long Term Care, and countless friends and family provided comfort and strength throughout his ALS journey.
Sheldon was preceded in death by his father, Jim Watt, and in-laws, Duane and Carolyn Binning. He is survived by his wife Laurie, son Tanner, daughter Danika, son-in-law Kyle, grandchildren Lincoln and Emilia, mother Cec, sisters, and seventeen nieces and nephews.
Sheldon’s legacy of love, resilience, and unwavering determination will forever remain etched in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. His sense of humour and the twinkle in his eye (shared with his father and many of the livelier Watt relatives) endeared him to anyone lucky enough to be a part of his life.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made directly to the Carbon Agriculture Society or ALS Society of Alberta in Sheldon’s memory.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024, at Standard Community Hall at 2:00 p.m.
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