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Condolences to the family of Geraldine Marie Radke


Geraldine Marie

November 27, 1953 – September 20, 2023

Geraldine Marie Radke, 69, of Drumheller AB, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by loved ones at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, of Peritoneal Metastatic Disease discovered in early September 2023. She was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, friend, and mentor.
Gerry was predeceased by her husband Ryan in 2004, her parents, (Fred and Elsie), and most recently her big brother Allan in 2022, along with many extended family members and friends over the years. She is Lovingly remembered by her four children: Danielle Radke (husband Darin McCollum), Andrea Linkert (husband Jeremy, children Ben and Sam), Matthew (wife Stacey, children Conner and Griffin), and daughter Chelsea Radke.
Services will be held at a later date, which the family will communicate in the future. Instead of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your local food bank, animal shelter, or children’s charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence for the family may be left at
Prairie Rose Cremation & Funeral Services
Serving Drumheller and Surrounding Areas since 1997
(403) 823-5151 & (888) 216-5111

Condolences to the family of Alfred (Alf) Scharfl


Alfred (Alf)

September 21, 1946 – September 25, 2023

With broken hearts, we announce the passing of Alf Scharfl at Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre on Monday, September 25, 2023, at the age of 77 years.
FAMILY was everything to Alf, from horsey rides with the kids, jumping on beds, playing on the floor but most importantly supporting his wife and children in all that they did. Alf was a good husband, and he was a great provider with a very strong work ethic. Papa loved when the kids came around, it was his chance to give his wisdom on life, to teach life lessons and mentor them.
A family pastime at the Scharfl house was playing crib and everyone who wanted played. Alf was a heavy-duty mechanic by trade; however, he could fix anything and loved when there was a to-do list when he came to visit. He was a logical thinker and thought things through before acting. Alf enjoyed helping others - all you had to do was ask or if he saw a need, he filled it. He loved old western movies starring John Wayne and watching war movies over and over again. Alf was solid, a man with
no-nonsense advice. “Think, use your head”, “You go where the work is”. Alf’s wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren knew they were loved by Alf (Pa).
Alf is lovingly remembered by his wife of 56 years, Marge; his children, Tina and Dan; grandchildren, Shane (Krystal), Andy, and Madeline; great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Devon, Kiera, Cameron, and Isabelle; siblings, Ralph, Rudy (Marie), Whip, Vivian (Cliff), Louise (Tom), Lynda, Carol, Louis, Keith, and Denise; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Alf will be dearly missed by family and friends.
Alf was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Terri; siblings, Laraine and Kenny; sister-in-law, Maggie Northcott; parents, Alfred and Elda Scharfl, in-laws, Dan and Helen Cairns; nephew, Russell Scharfl and great-nephew, Ben Harty.
The family wish to acknowledge the excellent care provided to Alf at the Drayton Valley Hospital Acute Care.
A celebration of Alf’s life was held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #269, Drayton Valley, 5204 51 Avenue, Drayton Valley on Sunday, October 8, 2023, at 2:00 p.m.
For those who so desire, memorial donations in honour of Alf may be made directly to Cause for Critters in Drayton Valley or the charity of one’s choice.

Condolences may be sent to
Arrangements in care of
Joelle Valliere and Terri Shimenosky at:
Affinity Funeral Service
5001 – 45 Avenue,
Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1L1

Condolences to the family of Gerald and Lorraine Foesier


Gerald and Lorraine

Husband, Dad, Uncle, Opa;
Gerald Patrick Foesier,
born December 28, 1942, died September 9, 2023.

Wife, Mom, Aunt, Oma;
Lorraine Victoria Foesier (McLean),

born May 24, 1940, died September 9, 2023.

Gerald and Lorraine lived the majority of their life together on the farm on Highway 56 near Rumsey and Rowley. Lorraine moved from Calgary to live on the farm with Gerald. In 1968, November 9th they were married. On November 9th they would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this year. With all of the ups and downs on farm, family life, community, and church, both of them lived full lives right up until Mom went into long-term care in the Drumheller Health Centre. Dad still spent many hours visiting with Mom while she was in long term care.
Dad and Mom were always active in the Rumsey and Rowley community associations, crib, bingo, curling, Elks, Turkey bingos and Rodeos, the Catholic Church (K of C and C.W.L.), and the different crafts that they picked up from year to year, (quilting, wheat weaving, crochet, paper tole, rug hooking, string art, etc.…)
Sadly, their last few days were spent apart in different hospitals, both started having complications and passed away within moments of each other. Mom passed first and then went to gather Dad moments later. They both left this earth together.
Gerald is survived by a brother, Bernard Foesier and a sister, Marie Turnbull (Foesier).
Lorraine is survived by one sister, Mickie Korek.
Gerald and Lorraine are also survived by their three sons, Nellis (Gloria), Jeremy (Karhem), Chris (Anne-Marie), Gerald’s daughter Patti (Chris), grandchildren, great grandchildren and a large extended family.
A funeral mass for Gerald and Lorraine will be held at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 11:00 A.M., followed by a luncheon at the church hall. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society in Lorraine’s name, Canadian Cancer Society in Gerald’s name, or S.T.A.R.S. in both their names.
Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.