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DUMONT, Elinore

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DUMONT, Elinore
April 8, 1937 - October 30, 2010


Verna Elinore Dumont (nee Folstad) passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, October 30, 2010.  Elinore was born on April 8, 1937 in Weldon, Saskatchewan and lived most of her life in Drumheller until God called her home unexpectedly following cardiac surgery. Elinore was predeceased by her father, Edwin Folstad, and an infant son Reginald.  She left behind to grieve her husband of 53 years, Michel; her mother Emma; 2 brothers, Gerald Folstad (Lillian) and Ken Folstad (Joanne); 2 sisters, Marlene Zacharias (Burt) and Donna Martin (Dean); 5 adoring children:  Lorie Gordon (Thom), Lois Tchir (Ken), Sharon Donais (Stan), Stephen Dumont (Carrie), and Jeff Dumont (Connie). In addition, Elinore felt blessed to have 15 grandchildren: Jennifer Gordon, Anjanette Clement (Jeff), Ryan Gordon (Sara), Jared Gordon, David Gordon, Jody Tchir, Kristy Purcell (Rob), Nigel Tchir (Skye), Christopher Donais (Melissa), Nicholas Donais (Martha), Amanda Donais, Azraie Dumont, Benjamin Dumont, Katelyn Dumont and Jonathan Dumont; and 10 great-grandchildren: Kailey Clement, Joshua Clement, Michael Clement, Justin Clement, Raylee Gordon, Oscar Gordon, Eva Gordon, Gabrielle Purcell, Emeric Purcell, and Xander Tchir. Elinore was a loving mother and proud grandmother/great grandmother that always put her family at the top of her priority list. She was also an avid promoter and proud supporter of the Drumheller Passion Play, where she volunteered many hours of her time for several years until health concerns forced her to cut back.  She had a great love for God and made every effort to go to church, and when she couldn’t make it, you can bet that Sunday morning church programs would be on TV in the kitchen. Elinore was very proud to tell you that when she was a young girl she received an award for not missing Sunday School for 15 years, so even as a child Elinore knew the importance of God in her life. Another thing that was very important to Elinore was her World Vision foster child of many years.  She tried to encourage others to share and help the less fortunate. Elinore had a light-hearted fun side too, and when she would get the giggles she would laugh until she had tears rolling down her cheeks. She loved angels, stars and sparkles and had quite a collection of them.  She couldn’t resist a new angel ornament or package of sparkly star stickers to put on birthday, anniversary or Christmas cards. It was her way of personalizing everything she touched – just like she touched our hearts. Thank you to the caring staff of the Foothills Hospital Cardiac and IC Units, and to Pastor Curtis Boehm for all their help during this difficult time.  A celebration of her life will be held at the Grace Lutheran Church in Drumheller on Friday, November 5 at 2:00 pm.

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MURRAY, Raynice (Rae) Yvonne

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MURRAY, Raynice (Rae) Yvonne

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the sudden passing of Rae on October 22, 2010. Rae leaves to mourn her life partner Terry Patient; daughters Terri-Lynn Dodd (Ron), Tammi Nygaard (Ross) and step-daughter Liane Franklin (Dave); grandchildren, James, Rae-Ann, Russell, Alicia, Ross, Pamela and Shawn. Rae was a wonderful sister to Bev Sanders (Norm) and Orlene Bishop (Lorne). She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and aunties. Rae was predeceased by her father Raymond Law, mother Irene, stepfather Claude Bardell, and former husbands Arnold Provencher and Robert (Bob) Murray. Rae was raised on the family farm and received her education in the Hussar community before setting out to serve with the Canadian Air Force. Raising her daughters was the most important milestone in her life. Rae then pursued her interest in the travel industry, opening “The Travel Place” in Drumheller and subsequently, “Northside Travel” in Calgary. During the “travel years”, Rae and Terry traveled extensively throughout the world. Retirement was filled with time spent in the garden, family, and home,all of which were very important to her. She was a devoted fan of Calgary sports teams and her passion and care to the senior community that she served will be greatly missed. A celebration of her life will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, October 27 at Leyden’s Funeral Home, 304 - 18th Ave. S.W. Calgary. Memorial donations may be made in Rae’s honour directly to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, #200, 119 - 14th St. N.W. Calgary, T2N 1Z6. To email expressions of sympathy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Subject heading: Rae Murray. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery., 1605-100 Street SE (17 Ave. SE at Garden Rd.), Calgary AB, T1X 0L4. Telephone 403-272-5555. www.mountainviewmemorial.ca.   

 

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ADAMS, Sandra

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ADAMS, Sandra

Sandra Lynette, much loved daughter of Don & Linda Adams of Drumheller passed away October 21, 2010 at her home in Red Deer. Sandra was born in Edmonton October 28, 1974 and was a gift to our family almost a year later. She attended Morrin school through Grade 12, followed by a year at Olds College and completed her Office Administration Diploma at Red Deer College in 1997. At this time her earlier diagnosed kidney disease had progressed to dialysis, followed by a kidney transplant in 2002 giving her the joy and opportunity to enjoy a full life. The fellowship of Kentwood Alliance Church and her unwavering faith gave her many missions to fill her days. Their congregation were her second family. She loved family time, camping at Ol’MacDonalds, scrap booking and most especially spending time with her many friends. Her courage and determination in the face of many adversities has and will continue to inspire all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her parents Don & Linda, her 3 brothers Scott (Jan), Trevor (Althea) and Brett (Terra) and eight nieces and nephews, Emily, Frances and Rowan, Gregory and Coulbourn, and Amy, Jack and Samuel. Her Aunt Betty Ann (Dwight) Lewis and Uncle Gordon (Linda) Adams and cousins Jo Ann and Lori, Nanci and Glenn. She was predeceased by her baby brother Gregory and her grandparents. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, October 28 at 2 pm at Kentwood Alliance Church at 4 Kennedy Drive, Red Deer, Alberta. Memorial donations in Sandra’s name may be made to the Kidney Foundation or Kentwood Alliance Church. And please sign your organ donor card. Sylvan Lake Funeral Home Phone: 403-887-2151.

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