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Aline (nee Richaud) Cels

July 6, 1930 ~ January 26, 2022 (age 91)

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Aline Louise Cels née Richaud (1930-2022)

Aline passed away in Drumheller on 26 January 2022 at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her beloved parents, Louis and Bertha Richaud, brother Leon, sisters Yvonne Dechief and Helen Clark, husbands Marcel Augey and George Cels, and grandson Eric Augey. She is survived by her brother Louis ‘Hoots’ Richaud (Eleanor), her children Chris Augey (Kathy), Kim Augey (Linda), Michelle Mayotte (Stew), Marc Cels (Indre Cuplinskas), their families, including eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews who knew her as ‘Aunt Lili.’

Aline grew up in the village of Forget, SK. She married the boy next door, Marcel, and they raised their family in Stoughton until his premature death. Aline and her second husband, George, moved on to Colorado, Red Deer, Kelowna, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Thompson (Man.), before retiring happily to Drumheller. Wherever Aline went, she found community and made a welcoming home for her family and for friends, old and new. Aline’s faith in God’s grace showed in her gratitude, loyalty, unconditional love, and the ability to leave troubles behind and make the best of each day. The family is grateful for the care Aline received from the staff at the Sunshine Lodge, her physicians, and her extended care nurses at Hanna and Drumheller. Please remember Aline and her family in your prayers, and enjoy an extra sliver of pie, or two, in her memory.

In lieu of flowers, consider donating to Aline’s preferred charities: Drumheller & District Seniors Foundation, for the SL4 Addition, 696 6th Ave E., Drumheller AB, T0J 0Y5; or St. Anthony’s Parish, 151 3rd St. W, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y4. Prayer vigil at St. Anthony’s, 7PM Fri. 4 Feb 2022: attendees must be masked. Funeral mass, 11AM Sat. 5 Feb by invitation only. The family plans to record the mass and post it online. Obtain the link by emailing: cels.funeral@gmail.com. Aline’s final resting place will be at the Forget cemetery.

Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the mountains;

from where shall come my help?

My help shall come from the Lord

who made heaven and earth.


May he never allow you to stumble!

Let him sleep not, your guard.

No, he sleeps not nor slumbers,

Israel’s guard.


The Lord is your guard and your shade;

at your right side he stands.

By day the sun shall not smite you

nor the moon in the night.


The Lord will guard you from evil,

he will guard your soul.

The Lord will guard your going and coming

both now and for ever.

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