BARBER, Effie On Tuesday, December 12, 2000, Mrs. Effie Barber of Edmonton passed away at the age of 82 years. She is survived by one son, Gale (Eileen) of Spruce Grove; two grandchildren, Jodie and Nathan (Heather); one sister, Ada Fraser. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest; and two sisters, Violet and Ivy. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at Evergreen Funeral Chapel, 16204 Fort Road, Edmonton (1/2 mile east of Manning Drive on 167 Avenue - 1/4 mile south on the old Fort Road). Her final resting place will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Lung Association, Box 4500, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2. Evergreen Funeral Chapel Telephone 472-9019
BEHNKE, Ernest Ivan On Tuesday, December 12, 2000, Mr. Ernest Behnke of Galahad, Alberta passed away at the age of 72 years. He is survived by one sister, Margaret Le Gear; two nephews, Scott Le Gear and Wayne Le Gear and his wife, Lisa; and a host of dear friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. from the Hope Lutheran Church in Forestburg with Pastor Rick Chappell officiating. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of the donor's choice. Fee & Sons Funeral Service of Killam, Alberta in care of arrangements. Phone 1-780-385-3642.
BENKO, Helen On December 13, 2000, Mrs. Helen Benko of Edmonton, formerly of Carvel, passed away at the age of 96 years. She is survived by her two sons and one daughter, Walter (Stella) of Edmonton, John (Mary) of Carvel and Mrs. Pat (Ray) Wickstrom of Edmonton; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; also by relatives in Ukraine and her close friends, Felix and Maria Graca in Redwater. Predeceased by her husband, Nick in 1980. Prayers Sunday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709-111 Avenue. Funeral Service Monday, December 18 at 11:30 a.m. at Park Memorial Chapel. Very Reverend A. Hupka officiating with interment in St. Michael's Cemetery. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Park Memorial Ltd. Funeral Administrators and Directors (The Chapel on the Boulevard) 426-0050.
BLAIR, Cecilia (nee: Gillies) On December 12, 2000, Cecilia Blair of St. Albert passed away peacefully at the Youville Home in St. Albert, at the age of 93 years. She was born in St. Albert on August 30, 1907, the eldest daughter of Angus Gillies and Mary Anne McDonald. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Anne Marie and Marcel Venne of St. Albert; grandchildren, Maureen (Rob) Kuchera, Amy Venne of Edmonton, Scott (Angie) Venne of St. Albert and Bruce Venne of Grande Prairie; her great-grandchildren, Sarah, Samuel, Zachary, Benjamin and Andrea; and one brother-in-law, James H. MacDonald of Alexandria, Ontario. She is also survived by her devoted nieces and nephews, Bob Gillies, Betty Anne Baron, Joan Lazaruk, Carol Gerritsen, Donna Brewster, Janet Arthurs, Stan Gillies, Susan Burden, Bev Byrne, Vernon Gillies and Mervyn MacDonald. Cecilia was predeceased by her husband, Allan B. Blair; a granddaughter, Lorrie Marie Venne; her sisters, Marcella and Therese Gillies; and brothers, Donald (D.A.), Alex and Bernard (Bunny) Gillies. Cecilia graduated from Camrose Normal School in 1928 and taught in St. Edouard, Killam, Radway and Sacred Heart School in Edmonton prior to her marriage. In 1948 she began teaching in St. Albert where she retired from the staff of St. Albert High School in 1972. She was a member of the St. Albert Women's Institute, the Catholic Women's League and the St. Albert Historical Society. Prayers will be held at St. Albert Funeral Home (Hwy 2 & St. Vital Ave.) on Friday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. and Father Garry Laboucane OMI will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Albert Catholic Church on Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in the Church Cemetery. Friends who so wish may make memorial donations directly to the Youville Nursing Home, 9 St. Vital Ave., St. Albert T8N 1K1 or to the Paediatric Neurology Research and/or Services c/o the University Hospital Foundation, 1H1-91 WMC, 8440-112 St. Edmonton, T6G 2B7. St. Albert Funeral Home, Connelly-McKinley Ltd. 458-2222, to send condolences: www.connellymckinley.com
BOWCOTT, Elsie Elizabeth On December 13, 2000, Mrs. Elsie Elizabeth Bowcott of Edmonton, beloved wife of John Bowcott, passed away. She leaves to mourn her loss, besides her loving husband, one daughter, Linda Wowk of Edmonton; three grandchildren, Aaron Hare, Ashley Wowk and Chelsie Wowk, all of Edmonton; two sisters and three brothers. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at Castle Downs Baptist Church, 11250-153 Avenue, Edmonton. Reverend Dr. George Feller will officiate and interment will take place in the Beechmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army. Foster & McGarvey Limited, Funeral Directors and Licensed Crematorium, 428-6666. Canadian Independent.
BROSSEAU, Albert Joseph On Wednesday, December 13, 2000 Albert Joseph Brosseau of Edmonton passed away at the age of 55. He leaves to mourn his mother, Dorothy; his friend, Leslie Van Zant; his three sons, Stephen Hugh (Heather Austen) of Fort McMurray, David Edward (Trina Lee), and Shawn Robert, both of Sherwood Park; three grandchildren, Amanda, Bailey and Tess; one brother, Amie Brosseau (Audrie); two sisters, Norma Pelletier (Laure), and Elaine Bauer (Ron). Memorial Services will be held in loving memory of Albert Brosseau on Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 3:30 p.m. at Park Place Funeral Home, with inurnment to follow at Glenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of floral tributes, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Park Place Funeral Home Chapel & Crematorium Ltd. 51 Broadway Blvd. Sherwood Park (780) 417-8000
BUDINSKI, Frank Albert On Wednesday, December 13, 2000 Mr. Frank Budinski of Ryley passed away at the age of 86 years. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Jean; one daughter, Dianne (Harvey) Heske; two grandchildren, Brent (Colleen) Knudslien, and Denise (Darcy) Zimmerman; two great-grandchildren, Ashlee and Brandon; brothers, Stanley of Ryley and Joe, Edward, Emil and Louis of Edmonton; two sisters, Jenny Kozaway of Ryley and Rose Daems of Washington, USA. Frank was predeceased by his son, Floyd on June 8, 1996; brothers, Carl, Paul, Lloyd, Mike; sister, Helen Sadownyk; mother, Pauline in 1976; and father, Peter in 1958. Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2000 in Hainstock's Funeral Home, 9810-34th Avenue, Edmonton. Following the services at Hainstock's, interment will follow in Ryley Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of floral tributes, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Hainstock's Funeral Home & Crematorium, 440-2999.
BYKEWICH, Anna On December 13, 2000, Mrs. Anna Bykewich of Derwent passed away at the age of 93 years. She is survived by her loving children, Matt Bykewich of Derwent, Nancy Charchun of Derwent, Stella (Peter) Trachuk of Vermilion, Kay (Nick) Jacula of Vermilion, Nadia (Oliver) Wasnea of Mundare; seven grandchildren, Orest Charchun, Gordon Charchun, Sonya Charchun, Lawrence (Susan) Trachuk, Les (Eva) Trachuk, Allan (Jeanette) Trachuk, Brian Trachuk; five great-grandchildren, Chad, Cory, Logan, Jeremy and Austin Trachuk; one sister, Anastasia of the Ukraine; also numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John; one granddaughter, Debbie Jacula; one son-in-law, Steve Charchun; her parents; one brother and one sister in the Unraine. Prayer Service Sunday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church, Derwent. Divine Liturgy and Funeral Service Monday, December 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church, Derwent. Reverend Father Slavko Dumec will be the celebrant with interment in Holy Ascension Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Derwent. If friends desire, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice c/o Box 425, St. Paul, AB, T0A 3A0. Yewchin's Funeral Chapel Ltd., St. Paul. Alberta, T0A 3A0, (780) 645-5177.
COLLINS, Rev. Johnny Tyrone Sr. On November 13, 2000 Reverend Johnny Collins entered into rest at the age of 49. Johnny leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Renee; sons, DuPree and Johnny II; and daughter, Nicole. A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 12:00 p.m. at the Community of Hope, 3935-114 Street, Edmonton. Serenity Funeral Service, 5311-91 Street, Edmonton, AB. 450-0101. Garry Howdle, Funeral Director. Messages of comfort and condolence may be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CROFT, Edna Anne On Wednesday, December 13, 2000 Edna Croft of Villeneuve, Alberta passed away at the age of 52 years. Edna will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Robert; her children, Diana and Toby, Ed and Tracy; four grandchildren; her mother, Isabelle; and her four sisters, Evelyn, Gwen, Helen and Joan; also many relatives and friends. Edna was predeceased by her two brothers, her sister and her father. Edna was loved by all who knew her and will be dearly missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2000 at the Villeneuve Hall, Villeneuve, Alberta at 1:30 p.m. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to The University Hospital Foundation, Neurology Research, Room #1H1.91, 8440 - 112 St., Edmonton T6G 2B7. Harmony Funeral Services in care of arrangements, 433-7335.