Robinson, Kathleen Doris
On Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Kay Robinson of Spruce Grove, Alberta passed away at the age of 88 years. She is survived by two sons, Sid (Maria) of Okotoks, Gary of Gunn, four grandchildren; Sidney (Kelly) Robinson, Sheryl (Dwane) Iceton, Courtney, Josh Robinson and six great-grandchildren, one brother Tom (Irene) Clark of Quesnel, BC and one sister Mona Trudeau of Kelowna, BC. She was predeceased by her husband Emile Robinson, one brother, two sisters and two brothers-in-law. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Parkland Anglican Church, 131 Church Road, Spruce Grove, with Reverend Mark Chang officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 10985 — 124 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5M 0H9.
Price, Leslie Albert
January 28, 1938 — January 24, 2011
On January 24, 2011 Leslie Price went to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of 72 years. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 44 years, Daphne; his daughter, Lori (Chad) Wagner; and his precious grandchildren, Andrew and Chloe; brother, Kenneth (Joyce) Price; sisters: Deloris (Paul) Neuman, Phyllis (Elmer) Watson, and Frieda (Wilfred) Tauber; plus numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and other relatives. The family wishes to thank Dr. North and his team at the Cross Cancer Institute; Dr. Barton; as well as Patricia Martin and the N.E. Home Care team for their compassionate care that allowed Leslie to remain at home for his final days. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 27, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Serenity North Central Chapel at 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Southside Pentecostal Assembly at 2821 — 109 Street, Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Leslie may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2 or Compassion Canada.
McArdle, Patrick Francis
On Friday January 21, 2011, Patrick McArdle of Edmonton passed away at the age of 78 years. Patrick will be lovingly remembered by his wife Gladys; their children Dan, Judy, Pat and Colleen and special daughter-in law Lina; grandchildren, Katherin, Melissa, Cindy, Jennifer, Ryan, Evan, Stephanie, Robert, Shawn and Carl, as well as numerous great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers Tucker and Don and his sister Betty. Special thanks to the Nursing Staff at the University of Alberta and Grey Nuns Hospitals, as well as Norman Selman and all the members of the Concordia Lutheran Church; SEESA and the Royal Canadian Dragoon Regiment. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 29 at 1:00 p.m. at the Concordia Lutheran Church (5420 — 19A Avenue N.W., Edmonton, AB). If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (710, 10123 — 99 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J3H1).
Magnan, Eugene Joseph
On January 21, 2011 Eugene Joseph Magnan passed away. Survived by his wife Joy Olivia Frances Magnan; daughters Carmen M. Calvez and Connie M. Slauvenwhite; sons Guy L. Magnan and Phil E. Magnan; grandchildren: Robert M. Magnan, Kelly M. Calvez, Daniel J. Magnan, Michael G. Calvez and Leah G. Braulik; great-grandchildren: Terrell Calvez, Arianna Braulik, Alexander Braulik and Nathan Magnan. Joy was blessed, from a prior marriage, with three sons; Wayne Miller (deceased), Terry Miller (deceased), and Kevin Miller, one granddaughter Carmen Miller and one great-grandson Jordan Lind. Eugene is survived by his brother Marcel Magnan and sisters: Desneiges Gerard, Lucille Bilodeau, Agathe St. Pierre and Rita Rodgrique. Eugene was predeceased by sisters; Lorette Goudreau, Denise Magnan and one brother Gerard Magnan. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Annunciation Roman Catholic Church, 9420 — 163 Street, Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Keene, Peggy Jacqueline
January 26, 1949 — January 25, 2011
On Tuesday, January 25th, our wonderful Peggy “Wife” “Mom” “Grandma” “Friend” passed away peacefully. Peggy is survived by her loving husband Wolfgang, sons Paul (Sandy), Anthony “Tony”, David (Kim), daughter Heather (Patrick) Martin, grandsons Eric, Edward, William Peter and Erik Martin along with numerous friends and family. She will be missed by all who were blessed to know her. A celebration of Peggy’s life will be held at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2710 — 79 Street, Edmonton on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Public Viewing will be at Serenity Funeral Services, 5311 — 91 Street, Edmonton on Friday, January 28 between 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
A LIFE WELL LIVED
Jean Letwinetz (Zazubek) of St. Albert, Alberta formerly of Ponoka, Red Deer and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan died peacefully with her son and daughter at her side on Wednesday January 19, thirteen days after her 93rd birthday. Jean’s early life was spent on a homestead in the Sambourg, Saskatchewan area, with her parents Julia & Peter Zazubek and seven siblings of whom she was the eldest. She married Nick Letwinetz in 1939 and lived the next 27 years in Prince Albert where she raised her three children, Joyce, Orest and Bernie. Having moved to Alberta in 1967 with husband Nick and “baby of the family” Bernie Jean continued enriching her well-lived life. Jean was predeceased by her son Orest (1969); husband Nicholas (1993) and five of her seven siblings. She is survived by her daughter Joyce; son Bernie; numerous nieces, nephews, great and great great-nieces and nephews; her adopted grand children and great grandchildren. Jean especially took great delight in the younger generation. A celebration of a life well lived is at The Salvation Army Church and Community Centre, 165 Liberton Drive, St. Albert, AB on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Jason Guy officiating. Visitation at Serenity Funeral Service, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB on Tuesday January 25 between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. Internment at her husband’s and son’s side at the Alto Rest cemetery, Red Deer, AB on Thursday January 27 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to Youville Home, St. Albert or the Salvation Army are appreciated.
WALLIS, Brian Edward
December 13, 1942 — January 20, 2011
On Thursday, January 20th, Brian Edward Wallis lost his year-long battle with cancer. Born to a relatively large family on December 13th, 1942, he is survived by his doting wife of 34 years, Victoria, his son Byron, and daughter, Tara; sincere condolences are also extended towards his sisters, Maureen, Sue, and Joan, as well as his younger brother, Bruce, as well as countless relatives and godchildren spanning across Canada. Brian is predeceased by his parents, Ernie and Hazel, his brother Roy, and sister Norma. His love for his hometown, Gibsons, B.C. was unequivocal, and his timeless hobby of woodcraft kept Brian on his toes for the constant need of new ideas and projects. Following his retirement from months of service to the UN and 35 years of service in total to the Canadian Forces, he settled in a quaint home in northeast Edmonton. He was a humble individual, assertive yet kind; Brian was a caring father, a loving husband, and a generous brother, but in his entirety, a special friend to all. He is sorely missed, with an ache the heavens can hardly bear to see. Friends and family are welcomed to the Viewing at Serenity Funeral Service North Central Chapel , 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB, on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday January 27, 2011. at St. John Bosco Parish at 13503 — 40th Street, Edmonton, AB.
Jennifer (Jen) Dawn Stewart (Crane), passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with leukemia. Beloved wife of Mark Stewart, and loving mother of Liam James and Zackery Donald. Cherished daughter of Helen Crane (Stratford, ON) and the late Don Crane (2002). Jennifer will be fondly missed by her brother, Robert Crane; birth mother, Doreen Biggs (Brian); parents-in-law, Susan Pearce, and Jim and Simone Stewart; and many dear family members, friends, and colleagues. Jen exuded positive energy in life and throughout her treatments. She will be remembered as a compassionate individual who loved her family. Jen got joy from helping others identify their true potential. Her quirky sense of humour was refreshing, and she prided herself on being hopelessly recessive: a blonde, blue-eyed, left-handed Newfie. She cited these as reasons why she was horribly gullible, a bit naive, and forever losing things. Jen was passionate about her husband and two little boys, enjoyed tinkering in the kitchen, trying to play hockey, and being active. She was a dreamer who never gave up hope, and held many aspirations for the future. Our family extends special thanks to all health care providers who participated in Jen’s care, especially the nurses and physicians at the Cross Cancer Institute and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Also, a very special thank you to all staff at the Norwood Palliative Hospice; your amazing care and support will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. A farewell Celebration of Jen’s Life will be held on Monday, January 24th, 2011 at the Christian Life Center, 10123 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Death is nothing at all. I’ve only slipped away into the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are… Life means all that it ever meant. It’s the same that it ever was… Henry Scott Holland
KLEIN, Irene (Nee Jones)
March 12, 1927 — January 23, 2011
On Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the Leduc Hospital with her family by her side, Irene Klein aged 83 years, beloved wife of Andrew Klein, passed away. Besides her loving husband Andrew, she leaves to cherish her memory her daughters Andrea Wurban (Howard), Valerie Sarnecki (Dennis) and Rhonda Whitten (Harvey); eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and brother Alfred “Scottie” Jones as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by daughter Frances Lamanes and a sister Edna Heemeryck (Albrecht). Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2011 from the St. David’s United Church 4614 — 48 Street, Leduc, Alberta with Reverend Blaine Gregg officiating. Interment to follow at the Leduc Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects at the Church one hour prior to service. If friends so desire memorial donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
RYKES, Patricia Janet
It is with overwhelming sadness that our family announces the sudden passing of Patricia Janet Rykes (nee Otto) at the age of 51. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 30 years, Vince, children: Andrew, Patrick, Renee and Michael, sisters: Mary Anne Kremer (Darrell) and Eileen Otto, brother, Maurice Otto (Marilyn), uncle, Ruben Otto, numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Pat is predeceased by her daughter, Suzanne, twin brother William and parents Herman and Evelyn. Memorial Service and Funeral will take place at one o’clock on Tuesday, January 25 at OLPH Catholic Church, located at 13 Brower Drive in Sherwood Park.
MIKO, Kenneth Michael
On January 19, 2011 Ken passed away at the age of 43 years. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 and a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 13 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park AB. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation
HARRISON, Kathleen (Kay) Anne (McFarland)
April 24, 1935 — February 24, 2011
Kathleen was born in Vegreville, Alberta to Aubrey and Lillian McFarland. She passed away in Edmonton, Alberta, leaving behind the love of her last fifty five years, Harry Harrison of Thorsby, Alberta. She is survived by her brother James (Vivian) McFarland of Calgary, two sisters Audrey (David) Komant of Sherwood Park, and Jane (Robert) Becker of Calgary. She is also survived by four sons, Dell (Nicole) Harrison of Calgary, Allan (Margaret) Harrison of Vernon, B.C., Mark (Melanie) Harrison of Sherwood Park, and Scott (Jackie) Harrison of Redcliff, Alberta. She is the proud grandmother and aunt of numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Kay wore many hats throughout her life. To list a few, nanny, bookkeeper, accounts receivable, accounts payable, auditor, housekeeper, innkeeper, cook, baker, seamstress, hockey mom, and holder of a driving learner’s permit. All of these positions were on an amateur basis. Professionally Kay was a stenographer for the RCMP, and when she met Harry she was a stenographer for family allowance. Kay and Harry were married in April 1956, remaining so until her passing. Please join her family in celebrating her life at St. David’s United Church, 4614 — 48 Street, Leduc, Alberta at 1:00 p.m. on March 2, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Equine Foundation of Canada, c\o Susan J. Nelson, R.R. 2, 326 Dyke Road, Falmouth, Nova Scotia, B0P 1L0.
WHITEAR, Patricia Margaret (Font) Nee: Unterschultz
February 16, 1928 — February 22, 2011
Peacefully sleeping, resting at last, The world’s weary troubles and trials are past; In silence she suffered, in patience she bore, Till God called her home to suffer no more. With saddened hearts we announce the passing of our mother. She is survived by two sons Allan (Sandy) and Wayne (Betty) and one daughter Margret Font, eleven grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one brother Michael and two sisters May and Miriam in England. She was predeceased by her husbands Al and Bill, her parents, grandchildren Kelly, Shawn, and Eve. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church (1A Fieldstone Drive), Spruce Grove, AB with Reverend Curtis Tufts officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Alzheimer Society, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB.
February 17, 1965 — February 18, 2011
It is with great sadness that Peter passed away in his sleep unexpectedly. He did celebrate his 46th birthday in good health and happiness. He leaves behind his loving wife Anita; his sons, Ryan, Tyler and Nickolas; his mother Edith and father Rudy; his sisters Astrid (Arnie), Yvonne (Bob) and Kathy (Paul); one niece and many nephews. He will be deeply missed by his mother-in-law Margot and her companion Dieter as well as his sister-in-law Linda (Volker). He was a great husband and father and he will always be with us. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 25, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at the Serenity Funeral Service North Chapel (10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue). In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Edmonton Humane Society, 13620 — 163 Street, Edmonton, AB T5V 0B2 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 10985 — 124 Street, Edmonton, AB. T5M 0H9.
February 27, 1949 — February 18, 2011
On February 18, 2011 Edward passed away due to heart failure. Respecting Edward’s wishes there will be no service but a celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at 3818 Ada Boulevard, Edmonton.
HANSON, Christine Of Edmonton, passed away suddenly on February 13, 2011, at the age of 61. She will be deeply missed by her daughter Dana Schmidt; her brother Gordon Hanson; her nieces Heather-Anne Scott and Alison Round; her nephew Ross Hanson and numerous relatives from the Ceal and the Schmidt Family. A Funeral Service will be held on February 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 10985 — 124 Street, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H9.
On Friday, February 18, 2011 Viola Keller of Edmonton passed away at the age of 47 years. Viola is survived by her loving family; fiancee Jostein, son Jordin, daughter Alea, father of her children John, mother Helga (Joseph), sister Marion (Roger), brother Bernd (Corry), and numerous relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, (9510 — 101 Avenue) Edmonton. Interment to follow at South Haven Cemetery, Edmonton. In lieu of floral tributes memorial donations may be made to Unit 43, Grey Nuns Hospital Palliative Care, 1100 Youville Drive West, Edmonton, AB T6L 5X8,
Rau, Gerhard “Gerry”
On Monday, February 21, 2011 Gerry Rau passed away at the age of 80 years with his family by his side. Gerry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Louise; four children: Debbie (Dave) Bender, Harold (Melanie) Rau, Ron (Janet) Rau and Sandra (John) Salt; five grandchildren: Trina (Duane) Pearson, Dayna Bender; Tyler, Chelsea and Danielle Rau; two great-grandsons: Jayce and Jaxon Pearson; two sisters: Jean Ekert and Erna Kadatz; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Edward. A Funeral Service will take place Friday, February 25, 2011 at Hosanna Lutheran Church, 9009 — 163 Street, Edmonton, AB at 11:00 a.m., with Interment to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Todhunter, Raymond (Ray) John
July 14, 1928 — February 17, 2011
Raymond John Todhunter (Ray) died peacefully on February 17, 2011 at his home in Edmonton with his family by his side at the age of 82 years. He is survived by his loving wife Kathy; his two beloved children Amanda and Matthew and their families, along with numerous relatives in England and Canada. He is predeceased by Betty, his first wife. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church (on the corner of Ellerslie Road and 127 Street) Edmonton, on Friday, February 25th at 2:00 p.m.; friends are welcome to the Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Rosalie Wotherspoon passed away on February 19, 2011 at the age of 85. Survived by her sisters, Pauline, Anne, Gloria, and her children, Roy (Kathy), Ron, Susan, Heather (Louis) and grandchildren, Amanda, Ryan, Jillian (Noah), Krista and Tyler, many great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, her sister Lee and her brothers, Joe, John and Stefan, her husband of 34 years, Robert, and her two sons, Ted and Larry. The family wishes to express their thanks to the support shown to Rosalie by the staff of Wedman House in Edmonton and the Palliative Care Unit #43 at the Grey Nuns Hospital. A Memorial Service will be arranged for a future date. Please watch for future announcement. In lieu of flowers, our family would ask that you make a donation to the charity of your choice.
THYSSE, Sheilah (nee: Fitzgerald)
On February 16, 2011 Sheilah Thysse passed away after a long battle with cancer at the age of 56 years. Lovingly remembered by her family: husband Dan, four children: Mary-Jean (Carey) Edwards, Scottilee (Neil) Cameron, Brendan Fitzgerald, Bridget (Aaron) Gryschuk, three grandchildren: Leah, Skye and Tailor, mother Marjorie Fitzgerald, sister Patricia (Hans) Talarowski, brother Scott (Robyn) Fitzgerald, as well as many relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Service North Central Chapel 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to The Kids Kottage Foundation 10107 — 134 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5E 1J2. Serenity Funeral Service, North Central Chapel.
On February 16, 2011, Lena Lopushinsky of Lamont, AB, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 years. Lena is predeceased by her husband Michael Lopushinsky, son Edward, daughter-in-law Eve. She is survived by her children, Jim Lopushinsky, Rose (Greg) Schultz, daughter-in-law Leona, two grandchildren, Brent (Grace) Lopushinsky, Chad Schultz, great-grandchild Oscar, as well as many friends and relatives. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Ascension Russo — Greek Orthodox Church with Reverend George Sergeev officiating, 16 km East from Bruderheim, Highway 45 to Skaro Road. Interment to follow at the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Service, North Central Chapel .
ZURAWELL, Eleanor Margaret
February 28, 1938 — February 21, 2011
In Loving Memory of Eleanor Margaret Zurawell (nee Powell), taken from us suddenly at the age of 72. Loved dearly and sadly missed by husband of 53 years Edward, daughter Jo-Ann (John); sons: Darren (Jackie), Neil (Shelley); loving sister Janice (Ben); grandchildren: Charles, Chelsea, Lucas, Claire, Leah and Grace; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by mother Mabel and father Daniel, and brother Vincent. Donations may be made to Catholic Women’s League of Canada c/o St Dominics Parish. A Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Service North Central Chapel 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 25th, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Dominic Savio Parish 14406 — 62 Street, Edmonton, AB.Serenity Funeral Service, North Central Chapel .
On February 20, 2011 Brian Sehn passed away suddenly in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 52 years. Lovingly remembered by his family; wife Debbie of 31 years, two children: Mathew (Ashley), Nicole (Blake), mother Joyce, siblings: Stewart (Sandy), Karen (Cliff), Lori (Mitch), Wanda (Randall), great-grandmother Edith, as well as many friends and relatives. Predeceased by his father George. A Celebration of Brian’s Life will be held on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Basilica 10044 — 113 Street, Edmonton, AB. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the U of A Liver Transplant Unit. Serenity Funeral Service, North Central Chapel .