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Condolences to the family of Carolynne Susan Sergeant


Carolynne Susan

May 14, 1954 - October 2, 2023

It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Carolynne. She passed away in Hanna Hospital late on October 2nd.
Carolynne was created in the summer of 1953 in Claresholm and came into the world in Edmonton and grew up in Calgary. After her parents died in 1972 she married Ken Devaleriola. They lived in Calgary, Swan Hills, and Morrin. Michael came into their lives in 1985. She resided in Drumheller with her partner Ron for many years working at the local motels and then at Walmart. More recently she lived in Craigmyle and Hanna with her companion Ray.
After being hospitalized in February 2020 her body did not recover and slowly her energy ran out.
Carolynne leaves behind a legacy of love and warmth. She is survived by her companion Raymond Lowe, her son Michael (Kate) Devaleriola and granddaughter Kalissa. She also leaves behind her only sister Patricia (Mike), brothers Jeff (Lorae) Ryan and Jim (Teresa) Ryan, as well as a multitude of nieces and nephews who hold her dear in their hearts.
Carolynne was predeceased by her parents, Pat and Billie Ryan, her brother Rory Ryan and partner Ron Connelly.
Carolynne’s absence is deeply felt, but her memory lives on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.
We bid farewell to Carolynne, grateful for the time we shared and we honour her memory by carrying forward the love and compassion she bestowed upon us all.
Some of her ashes will be sprinkled over her parents graves in Queens Park Cemetery in Calgary on Saturday, October 14th at 11:00 a.m. followed by a lunch at the Bridges Church.
For further information, to light a memorial candle
or to leave a message of sympathy, please visit or call (403) 501-1010.
Thom's Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Scott Blair Childerstone


Scott Blair

September 4, 1955 - August 31, 2023

Scott Blair Childerstone, 67, of Carbon, Alberta, passed away peacefully at home on August 31, 2023. He was born on September 4, 1955, in Montreal, Quebec.
Scott is survived by his son, Robert, his daughter, Krista, and his brother, Stuart, and wife Candace. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jean and Norman Childerstone.
Scott was a humorous, proud, and private man who found joy in being outdoors. He was often seen shoveling his neighbors’ walkways, cutting the grass, and especially quadding in Kananaskis country. Scott had a deep compassion for animals and was always trying to rescue abused or abandoned ones. His constant furry companion, Shilo, held a special place in his heart.
In his career, Scott served as an EMT, Deputy Sheriff, Water and Vac Truck Operator, Snow Plow (the white whale) Operator, Commissionaire, and a Volunteer Firefighter.
When he wasn’t working, Scott loved spending time engaging in his hobbies. Quadding in the Kananaskis and being outdoors brought him immense joy. He also cherished being behind the wheel of one of his Ford F-150s, embracing the freedom of the open road.
Thank you to his friend and colleague Robert and his Carbon neighbours who helped him in many ways over the past year, from bringing him his favourite Banana Bread, driving him to appointments or just listening.
There will be no formal service. In honor of his commitment to serving the public, donations can be made to the Village of Carbon Volunteer Fire Department.
Friends are invited to gather at the Royal Canadian Legion in Drumheller on Saturday, October 14 at 2:30 p.m. to Celebrate Scott’s life.
Sunset Funeral Services in Linden, Alberta, is assisting with the arrangements.

Condolences to the family of Kenneth T. Griffin

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Kenneth T.

September 25, 1950 - September 30, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ken on September 30, 2023 at the age of 73 years old.
Ken was predeceased by his loving partner Dorothy Farmer and his parents Wilbur and Lily Griffin.
He is survived by his sister Marlaine (Steve) Kalman of Nanaimo, BC, niece Karla (Jansen) Lee of Victoria, BC, nephew Steven (Sarah) Kalman of Victoria, BC, great-nephew Oliver Kalman, great-niece Gwen Kalman, both of Victoria, BC. He also had a loving extended family of cousins living in Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC.
Ken was born in Drumheller and spent most of his working life underground in the coal mines in East Coulee, Canmore, Grande Cache and gold and silver mines in Ontario. He always had many interesting and humorous stories to tell.
He was an avid reader, enjoyed listening to country music, watching old time movies and tinkering in his work shop.
There will be no service at Ken’s request but we feel he would be pleased if you were to raise a cold one in his honour.