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DRUMMOND, Alice Evelyn

September 19, 1924 – Entwistle, Alberta
July 28, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Alice Drummond passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the age of 88 years, after a brief, courageous battle with cancer.

Alice was the eldest of three daughters, born on September 19, 1924 to parents Ella and Claude Hellyer, who were homesteaders in the Drayton Valley area at the time. She moved with her family to Calgary in 1943, where she met Ken and they were married in 1949. Alice and Ken raised their sons in Calgary and were an inseparable pair until Ken’s passing in 1995. Until her recent illness, Alice remained in her own home, enjoying good health and an active social life with a broad circle of friends, including her special friend Ernie Brown, and his family.

Alice is survived by her sons, Terry (Elaine) and Garry (Leslie) Drummond; sister Eileen (John) Lauritsen; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Alice was predeceased by her husband Kenneth; and sister Elsie Cullen.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Hospice Calgary, 1245 – 70th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2X8, Telephone: (403) 263-4525, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff at the Rosedale Hospice for the excellent care provided to our mother during her time there.

In living memory of Alice Drummond, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296

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  1. Bob and Bonnie McLean :

    Terry and Elaine we were very sorry to read about your mother’s death in today’s Herald. I know her death was expected but her loss will be painful for you.
    We hope that happy memories will help you through this sad time.
    Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you and your family.
    Bob and Bonnie McLean

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  2. Audrey Bakewell :

    Aunt Alice was very special to me. Her wonderful smile and big hug always greeted me at her door. We had many many good times together. I will treasure her last trip with me in May. Shirley and I really enjoyed our ‘girl time’ with her. Alice was so kind, thoughtful and always ready for a good laugh. I will be thinking of you all as you celebrate Alice’s life.
    Love Audrey

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  3. John and Diane Wilkinson :

    Gary and Terry,
    We were saddened to hear about the passing of your mother. We both have the most favorable memories of Alice who was so supportive and hospitable to us during our times in Calgary. We are thinking of you and your families during this sad time and offer our sincere condolences. We will honor Aunt Alice in thoughtful reflection on August 1st, but will be unable to attend her funeral. Deepest sympathy to you both and to your families, John and Diane Wilkinson

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  4. Eddie Hubbard :

    Dear Gerry and Terry,
    It was with sadness that I learned your mom had been overcome by cancer. My thoughts and prayers will be with you as you celebrate the life of a beautiful and elegant lady. You have lost your mother, and me, a wonderful friend. Following is part of a letter I was writing but could not finish. Perhaps by sharing it with you, Alice will also know.
    Dear Alice,
    … Alice, I am reminded of how you and Ken welcomed me into your family as a stranger way back in the 50’s ‘the good old days’. You were kind, gracious and considerate and you have not changed a bit in the many years that have passed. What great times we have had in so many different places. Like Calgary family gatherings, fishing in Sundry, fording the river on a fishing trip where I ripped the drain plug from the gas tank and you had to open your car doors to let the current pass under your feet, and then in Vegas with black hands from the one eyed bandits, swimming in the bay at Hannanuma Hawaii, in Houston, Lake Conroe, Galveston, San Antonio, Sequim and more. What great times and memories. I know I have forgotten many but you can add to the list, as you never forget a thing. I should also thank you again for the many breakfasts, lunches, dinners and teas you prepared- always good and serving them with a beautiful smile.

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  5. Miady Lukacs :

    Dear Terry and Garry,
    I am unable to attend your mother’s funeral, but my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    My sincerest condolences,
    Miady Lukacs

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  6. Shirley & Ken Lewko :

    We send heartfelt condolences to you all.
    Aunt Alice held a special place in so many peoples hearts over the years. We will celebrate the warmth, giggles and stories we shared with Aunt Alice. May you all find comfort in each other and in celebration of your memories of Alice’s life.
    Love Shirley and Ken Lewko

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  7. Elaine Bakewell & Family :

    My sincerest condolence as I was unable to attend Alice’s funeral. My greatest memories are when Don, the girls and I would stop at the house on are way skiing, and how Alice would greet these for our short visits but always treasured.
    My sincerest condolence, Elaine Bakewell & Family

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