NIELSEN, Lois Mary
May 11, 1913 — June 10, 2011
On June 10, 2011 Lois Nielsen passed away. She leaves to mourn her loss her daughter and son-in-law, Karin and Gordon Soch, her grandchildren Cari (Troy) Yoner and Geoff (Mel) Soch, her great-grandchildren Victoria and Allison Yoner, nieces and nephews in Calgary and Victoria. Lois was born in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay) Ontario but lived most of her life in Edmonton. She was predeceased by her parents Harriet and Robert Bryce, her husband Hans Nielsen, her brother Arthur Bryce, her brother-in-law Carl Brannan, her twin sister Doris Brannan and her niece Linda Gilroy-Scott. In accordance with Mothers wishes there will be no funeral or memorial service. Cremation has taken place. Our thanks to the nurses and staff at Allen Grey Continuing Care for their care and compassion to Mom.
ROSS, Mathilda Tillie
On June 7, 2011 Tillie Ross passed away at the age of 93 years. Lovingly remembered by her daughter Lorraine (Don); son Ron (Karen); grandchildren: Tracy (Barb), Jeff; great-grandchildren: Megan, Kyle; special granddaughter Alexis (Jill); great-grandchildren: Kate and Zach. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Serenity Funeral Service North Central Chapel, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB.
LANGE, Salma Florence
July 7, 1919 — June 5, 2011
On June 5, 2011 Florence went peacefully into the presence of the Lord at the age of 91 years. She will be greatly missed by two brothers: Ben (Jean) of Edmonton, Paul (Evelyn) of Calgary; one sister-in-law Georgina of Duncan, B.C. She is also survived by 28 devoted nieces, nephews and many loving friends. She was predeceased by her six brothers, two sisters and three nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at North Pointe Community Church 14025 — 167 Avenue, Edmonton, AB. Cremation has taken place. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Kiwanis Place where Florence lived for the last five and a half years, as well as the caring staff at the Royal Alex Hospital Station 52. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Crossroads Christian Communications Inc., P.O. Box 5100, 1295 North Service Road, Burlington, ON L7R 4M2 or North Pointe Community Church.
KEMPS, Todd Gregory
On June 9, 2011, Todd Kemps passed away peacefully at the age of 48 years with his family by his side. Todd will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Noelle of 20 years; five children: Madeline, Kristen, Zachary, twins: Jenna and Alex; parents Barbara and Leo; two brothers: Tyler (Karen), Chris (Pam), sister Anita (Don); mother and father-in-law Ken and Rita Tober of St. Albert; two brothers-in-law Rick and David Tober, as well as many relatives and good friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Albert Alliance Church, 25416 — Highway 633, St. Albert, AB. In lieu of flowers ‚donations for family support may be made payable to Noelle kemps at any Servus Credit Union Branch.
On Friday, June 10th 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer we are saddened to announce the passing of Suzanne Thiemer, at the age of 54. She is lovingly remembered by her mother Germaine; son Ryan; daughter Christine (Yakup); grandson Aydin and long time companion Nick. Also survived by brother Arthur; sister Brenda (Jim), sister Marie (Ron), aunt Yvonne and uncle Willy. Her beautiful soul will also be missed by numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by father Harold, brother Ronald, and sister Linda. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday June 16th 2011 at Serenity Funeral Service, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB
On June 7, 2011 Barry passed away peacefully at home, at the age of 49 years. Barry will be forever remembered and loved by his wife of 23 years, Cheryl McPherson, daughter Alex, son Adam, parents Arnold and Becky, grandma Olga Prochnau, brother Byron (Charlene), sister Kathy (Len) Ostashek, brothers-in-law Sandy, Don and John (Dianne) McPherson, godparents Norman and Judy Seutter as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Barry is predeceased by his grandparents Reinhard and Rofina Liske and Henry Prochnau. Barry enjoyed life and being involved in his familys lives. He helped coach many hockey and lacrosse teams. His favorite place was at the lake waterskiing or sitting around the fire. Barry loved music and he loved to laugh. We would like to thank Dr. Kenn Petruk and Terry Lynn at the U of A, Dr. Rob Turner and the Homecare support that allowed us to keep Barry in our beautiful home. A celebration of Barrys life will be held on Monday, June 13, 2011 at Beulah Alliance Church, 17504 — 98 A Avenue, Edmonton, AB at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to DCA Research Program, www.dca.med.ualberta.ca
MARQUIS, Lynda (nee Cameron)
On Tuesday, June 7, 2011, Lynda Marquis, wife, mother, nanny, passed away, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 60 years old. Lynda was dearly loved and will be missed greatly by her family and friends. Lynda went home ahead of her husband and best friend Jack, their son Dylan (Jane), grandsons, Alec, Kieran and Mackenzie and their daughter Maggie (David), grandchildren, Lydia and Ethan. Lynda is also survived by her parents, William and Bertha Cameron, brother Don, and niece Kaitlyn. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Abundant Life Church, 7676 Wagner Road, Edmonton. Memorial donations in memory of Lynda may be made to Canadian Red Cross.
DOMBROSKI, Ervin Herbert
October 1, 1938 - June 7, 2011
On Tuesday, June 7 our husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend was taken suddenly from us, while on a missions trip in Hay River, NWT. Ervin will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years Frieda; daughter Cheryl (Darcy) Strohschein; sons Dennis (Sheri) and Garry (Trudy); his grandchildren: Cameron, Holly, Kaylee, Jessica, Amanda and Nicole. Ervin also leaves his two brothers Oswald (Adoline) and Bill (Evelyn) and sister Nettie (Norbert) Seegar and many other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Gustav and Katie and niece Barbara Seegar. A celebration of Ervins life will be held at Southside Pentecostal Assembly (2821 109 Street, Edmonton), on Monday, June 13 at 11:00 a.m. preceded by the viewing at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ervin may be made to Shiloh Youth Ranch.
March 20, 1938 — June 7, 2011
It is with extreme sadness that the family of Lillian Cameron of Spruce Grove announce her passing at the Westview Health Centre following a valiant battle with cancer. Her children, Trevor, Debbie, Charmaine, and Colleen were at her side. Lillian exemplified love, grace, strength, courage and perseverance during her lifetime. She was never too busy to lend a helping hand or listening ear to family and friends. She poured out her heart on her children who were the most important thing to her. She loved greatly and will be missed more than words can express. Left to remember her are children Charmaine (Mike), Caron, Colleen (Murray), Trevor (Lavilla); Debbie (Ed), and grandchildren Evan and Kaitlynn. Lillian is also survived by her siblings Leo, Alex, Tony, Vicky and Staffie. Lillian is predeceased by her husband, Gerald; parents Michael and Paranka (Pearl) Peredery, and siblings Ole, Dan and Nick. To celebrate Lillians life, a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at the Parkland Baptist Church, 121 Brookwood Drive, Spruce Grove, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lillians memory may be made to The Foundation Fighting Blindness, 890 Yonge Street, 12th Floor, Toronto, ON, M4W 3P4. www.ffb.ca Serenity Funeral Service, Spruce Grove (780) 962-2749
May May 31, 1931 — June 1, 2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dolores May Johnson of Leduc and formerly of Telfordville, Alberta on June 1, 2011, a day after her 80th birthday. She will always be lovingly remembered by her sons Ken (Kathy), Phil (Sylvia); daughter Linnea (Bob) McKercher; grandchildren Ashley (Ben) Otteson, Melissa, Sara, and Kyle; sister Betty (Harry) Hanson; brother Robert (Gertie) Pearson and sisters-in-law Maxine Dorn and Lauretta Johnson. Dolores was predeceased by her eldest son Ronald, husband Bernard and sister Olive Davies. Dolores family would like to invite friends and relatives to attend a coffee party in her memory at the Calmar Royal Canadian Legion on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1010 — 10117 Jasper Avenue N.W., Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1W8 or Canadian Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2.
Waterman, Ross Hainsworth
Ross Hainsworth Waterman passed on to glory on June 30, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne; children and their spouses, Kimberly and Stephen, Daniel and Rosemary, and John; grandchildren, Julie and Miriam; twin brother, Sidney, and sister, Joyce. Ross was born in Grande Prairie on June 23, 1933; son of the late Rev. Sidney J. Waterman and the late Florence M. Waterman. He grew up in several towns in Alberta including Clive and Medicine Hat, and at age 18 he moved to Edmonton where he met his wife, Suzanne. In 1959, soon after receiving his plumbing and pipe-fitting license from NAIT, he and Suzanne were married. Ross was a loving father to three children and grandfather to two beloved grandchildren. He was an active member at Braemar Baptist Church and served as a deacon for many years. He was also a strong supporter of Gull Lake Baptist Camp and served on their board. He is remembered for his generous heart, love of storytelling and simple faith in his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. A Memorial Service will be held at Braemar Baptist Church 7407 — 98 Avenue, on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Special thanks to the staff at Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Centre. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gull Lake Baptist Camp.
WARD, Robert (Bob) Gordon
1949 — 2011
On June 29, 2011, Bob Ward passed on, leaving behind his soul mate of 41 years, Elda, daughter Alix, son Jesse, granddaughter Lily, and father Al. Bob’s mother Ollie, passed away last year and he is also predeceased by his brother Rick. Described as “a wonderful, graceful, charming, caring man”, Bob truly understood and cared about social justice issues and making positive change in the world. Bob was born in Calgary and lived in many different provinces in Canada as he was growing up. Bob and Elda were teenagers when they met in Saskatoon and became best friends and high school sweethearts in the sixties. Throughout their married life, they lived and worked in five provinces and two territories in Canada and spent two years in the Republic of Vanuatu in the South Pacific as CUSO volunteers. Their last eight years were spent in Edmonton where their granddaughter, Lily, the apple of Bob’s eye, was born in 2008. Bob obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Saskatchewan and attended a Masters in International Affairs program at Carleton University in Ottawa. He worked for the Council of Yukon Indians, establishing the Yukon Indian Development Corporation, Dana Naye Ventures, Yukon Indian River Timber and the Kaska Development Corporation. He started consulting in 1989 and worked for several Yukon First Nations, including the Kaska in Watson Lake and Liard, the Teslin Tlingit Council, Champagne-Aishihik, and the Atlin Lake First Nations. He was passionate about the struggles of aboriginal people. Later, Bob became the Executive Director of the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta. He also spent six years volunteering as Chair of CUSO, and later on, as a Co-Chair of CUSO-VSO. From 2007 to his death, Bob headed up the Social Enterprise Fund of the Edmonton Community Foundation. This position drew on Bob’s strongest qualities — integrity, loyalty, honesty, dedication and commitment. Despite its failure in the end to sustain his life, he had a very big heart and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. To respect Bob’s wishes, a formal Funeral will not be held. Instead, a Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Bob can be made to the newly established Bob Ward Memorial Fund, to support the social enterprise work he so strongly enabled in our community, c/o Edmonton Community Foundation, 9910 — 103 Street N.W., Edmonton, AB T5K 2V7. “For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered? Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” (excerpt from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran).
Peacefully after a lengthy struggle with MS, Anita Gray was called Home to be with her Lord and Saviour. She was 59 years of age. Anita is lovingly remembered by her husband of 39 years Gordon; daughter Krista (Robert) Leddy; granddaughters: Aurora, Sydney and Giorgianna. Anita will be greatly missed by her brother Pete (Shirley). She was predeceased by her parents Rudolf and Leokadia Gross and brother Arnold. A celebration of Anita’s life will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Evangelical Fellowship Church, 10511 — 79 Avenue with Pastor Josh Mueller officiating. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the MS Society or to CAMP Evansburg c/o the Evangelical Fellowship Church.
ERNST, Grant Allan
January 13, 1945 — June 28, 2011
It is with great sadness that the family of Grant Ernst announces his passing after a courageous battle with kidney disease, on June 28, 2011, at the age of 66, with his loving family by his side. Grant will be lovingly remembered by his best friend and wife of 44 years, Margo; his children Patti (Brad), Jason (Lucy), and four treasured grandchildren. Grant was fortunate to have a wonderful family and many friends. A Celebration of Grant’s Life will be held on Wednesday, July 6, at 11:00 a.m. at Knox Metropolitan United Church, 8307 — 109 Street N.W., Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Grant may be made to the charity of their choice.
BATTEN, Elsa Rose (nee Keefe)
February 1929 — June 2011
Elsa died June 28, 2011 in the company of her family at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton. She is survived by Roy, her husband of 59 years, sons Garrett (Lenea), Darrell (Patricia), and Kevin (Elaine); six grandchildren: Elizabeth, Margaret, David, Evan, Jason and Aidan; three great-grandchildren: Sara, Evelyn and Arthur; one sister Jeanette Keefe, of Toronto, and a large extended family. Elsa was predeceased by her parents A.A. (Gus) Keefe and Ethel Keefe of Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, six sisters and three brothers. Elsa was a graduate of the St. Johns General Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. Her career in nursing spanned 35 years retiring as an Assistant Administrator of the Misericordia Hospital in 1985. At Elsas request there will be no formal memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cross Cancer Institute, or a charity of your choice.
ROEMER, Ruth Holten
August 15, 1921 July 16, 2011
Ruth Holten Roemer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark, passed away peacefully in her 90th year, at the Long Term Care Facility at the General Hospital.
Ruth was married to Herman Werner Roemer from November, 1938 until he passed away at an early age in 1974.
She is survived by her youngest sister, Bente Holten Pedersen of Denmark; daughters, Hanne Roemer, Kirsten (Otto) Henriksen of Edmonton, AB; son Peter Roemer of Victoria, BC; grandchildren, Michael Henriksen (Caroline Missal), Niels (Stacey) Henriksen of Edmonton, AB, Kristine Henriksen (Antonie York) of George Town, Cayman Islands, Gregory Roemer (Laurie Bradley) of Calgary, AB and Christa (Dennis) Cunningham of Delta, BC; nine great-grandchildren, Jessica and Meaghan Henriksen of Edmonton, AB, Alexandra Henriksen of Victoria, BC, Shalegh Missal of Edmonton, AB, Leah and David Steele-Henriksen of Calgary, AB, Cameron, Mackay and Megan Cunningham of Delta, BC.
Special thanks to the staff of the Royal Alexandra Hospital and General Hospital for their exceptional care.
A Memorial Service will be held for Ruth at the Ansgar Danish Lutheran Church, 9554 - 108A Avenue Edmonton, on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ansgar Danish Lutheran Church.
On July 15, 2011 Henry Sikora passed away suddenly at the age of 64 years.
Lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his family: his loving wife and sweetheart Flory; two sons: Kevin (Sheri), Brian (Nancy); three grandchildren: Danica, Brittany and Isaiah; adopted mom Elizabeth; as well as numerous relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Henrys Life will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at The Park Pentecostal Church 1 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park, AB.
HAMILTON, Marva Ailsa
Marva was called home July 6th, 2011.
Mother of Brian from Trinidad; Karen from New York, a grandmother to: Shanice, Nicolye, Breena, Malik from Trinidad, Makeba from Canada, JNiya from USA; brothers: Selwyn from USA, Oswald from Canada; sisters: Patricia from USA, Monica from Canada, Merle from Trinidad and aunt of many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held at Serenity Funeral Service, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with a viewing one hour prior to service.
William (Bill) Schiewe passed away on July 13, 2011 at the age of 92. He will be remembered for his good humor, his optimism, and the joy he took in visiting and conversing with friends and family.
He is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his son Vance and his special friend Lois.
He leaves to mourn his brother Art (Lilly). His sisters-in-law Elise Schiewe, Lorraine (Emil) Senft, Shirley Boswell and Art (Laraine) Hirsekorn, will also cherish his memory. Many nieces and nephews and friends will remember him fondly. He was predeceased by his wife Ellen and his sisters Hertha (Kerber), Frieda (Bienert), and Lillian (Gellert), and brothers Ed and Ray, and his parents, Helmut and Rosalia.
While hospitalized for the last two months, Bill was surrounded with love, support and prayers from many friends and family, and was grateful for their visits. Vance would like to thank the staff at the U of A Hospital and the Hardisty Nursing Home for their support and care.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 11223 — 51 Avenue N.W., Edmonton, with Reverend Rod Adamson officiating.
Interment will follow at Glenwood Memorial Gardens, 52356 Range Road 232, Sherwood Park (across from Salisbury Greenhouse).
Memorial donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House 7726 — 107 Street, or to the charity of one’s choice.