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Last updateThu, 29 Feb 2024 12pm

Condolences to the family of Patricia Arlene Elkes


Patricia Arlene

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Patricia Arlene Elkes announce her passing on the eve of October 29; at the age of 86 years. Mom was born the third of six children, on June 28, 1937 to Wanda and Parker Winslow. Mom lived her whole life in Drumheller, as she called it, the ‘Hills of Home.’ As a young girl she spent many hours helping her dad with chores at Central School which is where her strong work ethic was formed and the love to be by her dad’s side. Through her life she worked at Fulton’s Ladies Wear, OK Economy, IGA, Hussar Credit Union and then at DeMott Floors where she was so happy to be able to spend these working days next to her sister Delores. Mom’s nature was apparent of who she was as she received the Rotary’s Most Courteous Clerk of the Year award. Mom married Jack Elkes in 1957 and soon after she was blessed with two children, Marty, and two years later, Jill. Mom will be deeply missed for her positive nature, compassion and kindness. One thing that always came first was the love for her children and their families, with her whole heart. Mom is survived by her husband Jack of 66 years, son Marty (Cheryl), Shelby (Brandon) and Brinley Elkes. As well as, daughter Jill (Kevin) Verstrepen, Ashely (Matt) Rowland, Stacie (Evan) Pettis and Corey Verstrepen. Four great grandchildren Aiden and Jaxson Rowland and Abbie and Ashton Pettis. Her sisters Delores (Joe) DeMott, Velma Dunlop, one brother Lee (Sharon) Winslow, brother-in-law Wayne McComb and many nieces and nephews. Mom was pre-deceased by her parents, sisters Nita (Ivan) Olsen, Gerry McComb and brother-in-law Francis Dunlop. God has received a true angel. Per mom’s request there will be no service. There will be a family gathering at a later date.
Prairie Rose Cremation and Funeral Services have been entrusted with arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Gordon Morrow Greene


Gordon Morrow

May 3, 1932 - October 24, 2023

Mr. Gordon Greene passed away October 24, 2023, at Drumheller Continuing Care at the age of 91 years.
Gordon was born May 3, 1932 in Drumheller to Wendel and Mayetta Greene. He lived in Drumheller his entire life with the exception of two years in Calgary taking a course in construction and drafting at Calgary Technical College. Gordon along with his brother Ron learned the carpentry trade by working with their dad Wendell. Gordon decided to partner with his dad Wendell and his brother Ron to form Greene Construction. Years later Gordon and Ron took over Greene Construction from their dad Wendell, the two brothers ran Greene Construction successfully for many years.
Gordon is survived by his son Dale (Leanne), his daughter Wendy (Metro), ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Gordon was predeceased by his best friend, partner and wife Margaret after 57 years of marriage in 2011, his son Dennis in 2023, his dad Wendell in 1986, his mom Mayetta in 1993, and brother Ron in 2012.
At Gordon’s request there will not be any formal funeral service. The family will have a private gathering at a later date.
“Life’s Work Well Done Dad”
The Family of Mr. Gordon Greene wish to thank all the staff at the Drumheller Long Term Care facility. You all made Dad’s life just a little easier, and to all Dad’s special nurses, thank you so much for making his days better. Thank you for caring for him like family.
Thank you from his family.
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.

Condolences to the family of Blair William Doyle


Blair William

August 8, 1989 - October 20, 2023

Our loving son, brother, and father, Blair William Doyle passed away at the Regina General Hospital on October 20th, 2023. His kind heart and sense of humour will be cherished forever in our memories.
Blair is survived by his son Cyprus Gunner Doyle; parents Susan and Mark; siblings Daniel (Danielle) and Lori (Shaun); nephew Grayson, niece Mikayla; and many aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Blair was predeceased by his brother Darcy, grandpa Doyle and grandma Moar, uncle Gerry, and uncle Les.
During his final months, Blair was blessed with the support and friendship of everyone at the Oxford house in Regina. A new spark filled with hope and happiness had lit up his life for this final chapter, and we will be forever thankful for the community at this remarkable foundation. In lieu of flowers or other gifts, please send donations to the Oxford house or other similar foundations in support of anyone else who is struggling with addiction.
A Prayer Vigil service will be held Friday, November 3, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass for Blair will be held Saturday, November 4, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church. The family invites everyone to join them for a luncheon at the St. Anthony’s Church Hall. Blair will be laid to rest at the Munson Cemetery following the luncheon.
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666