November 7, 1946 — August 19, 2011
It is with great sadness that the family of Art announce his sudden passing. Early Friday morning August 19, 2011 Art was tragically taken from us in a car accident on his way to deliver newspapers.
He is survived by his children: Rachel (Keith) Froese, Joel (Karmen) DeGroot, Julene (Jesse) Kornelsen, Heidi DeGroot; their mother Joyce and seven grandchildren; sisters: Hilda (Dan) Gerein, Tena (Daniel) Lusignan, Alice DeGroot, Rose (Gerald) Los, Triss (Paul) Amerongen along with numerous relatives, friends and acquaintances.
Art lived his life with vibrancy and a sense
of childlike excitement. Every occasion
was celebrated with his unique way of
turning it into a special event through
exotic flowers, special gifts and surprises.
We will miss him deeply.
A Celebration of Arts Life will be held on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Beulah Alliance Church, 17504 — 98A Avenue.
Rutherford, Norman Blair
“Blair” Rutherford of Leduc died tragically on August 20, 2011. He is cherished by his wife and best friend Tatiana, daughter Hannah, son Noah, two brothers; Barclay (Nancy Jo) and Bryan, two sisters; Cheryl and Bev (Mike), three nephews, one niece, “Mom” Rosemarie, father-in-law Emil Baran, and brother-in-law Michael.
Blair was predeceased by his parents Tillie and Bill Rutherford.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29, 2011 at the North Caribou Air Hanger, 3679 56 Avenue East, Edmonton International Airport (across from Federal Express) with Father Michael Shoemucker officiating.
If friends so desire memorial donations may be made in trust for Noah and Hannah at the Royal Bank of Canada, Leduc Branch, 10 Leduc Towne Centre, Leduc, Alberta T9E 7K6
Kupka, Lawrence James
September 9, 1937 – August 22, 2011
Lawrence Kupka, formerly of Hay Lakes, Alberta, passed away peacefully on August 22, 2011 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. He is survived by his wife Carol, sons Greg, Bob (Stacey) grand-daughters Karly and Kyra; and Brother, George (Sylvia) and Sister Jean Tchir (Bill) and numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
We the family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to each and every person who shared special times with our father, husband and grandpa through his lifetime. Cremation has taken place and there will no formal services held at this time.
If friends so desire memorial donations in Lawrence’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation 10985 124 Street Edmonton, AB T5M 0H9.
PRESTON, Thomas Metro
April 10, 1925 — August 18, 2011
The Preston Family is saddened by the passing of Thomas Preston, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great– grandfather. Thomas was born in Fork River, Manitoba, living much of his life in Alberta.
Remembering him are his wife Beverley Preston; children: Susan, Leslie, Michael (Ann); grandchildren: Hailey, Darren, Edith and Casey; great-grandchild Sebastian as well as son-in-law Charlie. Tom was predeceased by his parents, eight of his siblings as well as his son Kirk.
Thomas worked for CN Railway in Calgary and Edmonton, retiring from his position as area comptroller in 1989. Tom found pleasure in family activities, being a good neighbor, home projects, RVing, cooking and gardening. He enjoyed skiing, volleyball, cycling, fishing and being outdoors.
A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Donations can be made to the Edmonton Humane Society or the Salvation Army.
HOLE, June Pamela
On August 11, 2011 June suddenly passed away at the age of 64 at the family’s cottage in the Laurentians, Quebec.
Left to cherish fond memories are her loving husband Jim of 40 years, her eldest son David (Denise), grandchildren Sloan and Griffin, her daughter Joanne (Rob) and her youngest son Patrick (Jacquie). Other family members mourning her loss are her mother Beryl Milne and five brothers Peter, John, Raymond, Michael, Patrick and her sister Hayley.
June was born in Cape Town, South Africa, where she first met her husband in 1967. She moved to Canada in 1969 and was married in Morin Heights, Quebec on September 11, 1971. June received her degree in Physical Education from the University of Alberta.
Always generous with her time, June volunteered in her community and dedicated her expertise in physical fitness to seniors for over 30 years, for which she received the Woman of Distinction Award in 2007.
She was always selflessly helping others, so in lieu of flowers we ask that you perform a random act of kindness to honor June.
A Memorial Service of June’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 24th at 2:00 p.m. at the Citadel, Shoctor Theatre, 9828 — 101a Avenue, Edmonton.
SHOPEAU, Lawrence Victor
Lawrence Victor Shopeau passed away peacefully August 16, 2011 at the Edmonton General Hospital.
Lawrence was born July 9, 1917 in Vancouver, British Columbia and worked as a pipefitter in sites across Canada for most of his working life. Recently Lawrence resided at the Meadowcroft Seniors Residence in the Westmount area where he made many friends.
A Celebration of Lawrences Life will take place on Monday, August 22, 2011 at Serenity Funeral Service, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton. There will be a Viewing at 1:30 p.m. followed by the Service at 2:00 p.m.
PENNER, Myrna Gail
On Wednesday, September 28, 2011, Myrna Penner, aged 67 years went to be with her Lord and Savior at St. Joseph’s Auxiliary, Edmonton.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Gordon, daughters Brenda Measures (Garry) and Lorie Hahn, three grandsons; Matthew Measures, Travis Measures, Cody Hahn and niece Chelsea Miller. She was predeceased by Dennis Miller and her parents Walter and Willa.
Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 3, 2011 at Concordia Lutheran Church, 5420 — 19a Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta with Pastor Mark Hennig officiating. Interment will take place at the Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery, Mellowdale District, Alberta.
Donations in Myrna’s memory may be made to the Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Center, St. Louis, MO, 63141 or to St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital (Palliative Care Unit), 10707 — 29 Avenue, N.W., Edmonton, Alberta, T6J 6W1
Frances Mary Mitchell
Frances Mary Mitchell passed away at the age of 68 years in Red Deer, Alberta. Cremation has taken place. Services will be held at a later date.
CLINE, Patricia (Pat) Mary (nee Kaplan)
July 28, 1930 — September 27, 2011
Patricia (Pat) Cline of Sherwood Park, AB, passed away at St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital in Edmonton after a very brief illness at the age of 81 years.
Pat is survived by her husband of 53 years James (Jim) Cline; her sons Barry and Garth (Laura); granddaughter Ava; sister Connie (Cliff) Ross of Grande Prairie, AB; brother Phil (Barb) Kaplan of Kelowna, B.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her infant daughter Esther Marie; parents Mary and James Kaplan; brother John Kaplan; and sister-in-law Donna Kaplan (nee From).
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Sherwood Park United Church, 20 Fir Street, Sherwood Park, AB. Cremation has taken place. Interment will follow at a later date at Queen’s Park Cemetery in Calgary, AB. In lieu of flowers, the family gratefully requests that donations be made to the charity of one’s choice in Pat’s memory.
GOW, Edwin George
On September 24, 2011 Ed Gow passed away at age 89.
He is survived by his loving wife Helen, his children Gary (Helen) Gow and Linda (Peter) Dusick. Remembering him are six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great– grandchild. Also remembering him are his stepchildren Diane Fane and Malcom (Caroline) Dalmer and their families. He is also survived by his sisters Edna (Alan) Harrison, Elinor (Gavin) Hague and his brothers Jim Gow and Ross (Gail) Gow and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Earl and sisters Beryl and Lois.
There will be a Graveside Service at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the Leduc Cemetery. There will be a Reception to follow at the Marquis Room at the Denham Inn, 5207 — 50 Avenue, Leduc.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Black Gold Health Foundation, 4210 — 48 Street, Leduc, Alberta T9E 5Z3.
Tracy, Gary Gilbert
November 30, 1948 — September 22, 2011
With great sadness we announce the
passing of Gary Tracy of Leduc, Alberta at the age of 62.
Gary leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 40 years Marlene, daughters: Rhonda (Mike) Fedoruk and Cara (Scott) Lizee, grandchildren: Jennifer, Stephanie, Matthew, Mackenzie and Madison, brothers and sisters: Leigh, Dene Patey, Patty (Dirk), Donald, Shawn (Sandy), Victor(Sandra), brothers-in– law: Garry Helm and Bruce Helm, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Gary was predeceased by his father Gil and mother Rowena.
A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at Red Tail Landing Golf and Country Club, 500 — 13 Avenue, Nisku, Alberta (International Airport) on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish can make a donation to Home Peritoneal Dialysis Unit at the Aberhart Centre, 11402 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, 780–407-6971
Cremation has taken place.
March 21, 1995 — September 21, 2011
With broken hearts and strong faith we announce the passing of our precious Derek at the tender age of 16. Derek made the absolute best of the short time he was granted, but could no longer fight the cancer that ravaged his body for over four years. He passed peacefully at home with his parents by his side.
Derek was a great athlete, excelling in many sports including hockey, golf, baseball, volleyball, and ball hockey. He was a truly gifted child to be able to handle the effects of cancer without complaint, making the absolute best of a bad situation by simply accepting and adapting to the numerous challenges that he faced. He was an inspiration to all that knew him and he taught us to enjoy life, persevere, and appreciate the good times.
Derek will always be fondly remembered, cherished, and deeply missed by his parents Byron and Darlene, and brother Ty; Baba Emily Lucyk and Papa Frank Swabb. He will be joining Grandma Adeline Swabb who recently passed on August 17, as well as Gege Max Lucyk who joined Derek on his path to heaven on September 22. Derek will also be missed by six aunties, five uncles, nine cousins, Godparents Melanie Swabb and Clayton Radzick. Derek’s friends and teammates, along with his dog Manny were a strong source of strength and support throughout his illness.
Thanks to all the staff and students at JJ Bowlen and Archbishop O’Leary for the constant kindness and compassion.
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the wonderful care and support of the staff at the Stollery, Glenrose and Homecare. If you wish to make a donation to the organizations that helped Derek throughout his illness, please consider the Stollery Children’s Hospital or the Glenrose.
Most importantly, to everyone who offered their prayers, we are forever grateful. This gave Derek the will to carry on and us the strength to care for him at home until his final hour.
We welcome all friends and family to join us in our final farewell and celebration of Derek’s life on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at St. John Bosco Parish, 13503 — 40 Street. Viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., and interment to follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery.
On Wednesday, September 21, 2011 John joined his wife Ruth in their heavenly home at the age of 84 years. With thankful hearts for a well-lived life we say goodbye to a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by six children Heidi, Roland, Susanne, Henry, Peter, Claudia and their spouses; 11 grandchildren and 14 great– grandchildren. He also leaves behind two brothers; Fred and Gustav (Lena) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. John was predeceased by his wife Ruth in 2004.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude for the care and support he received during his 10 month stay at Good Samaritan, Southgate.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., with viewing a half hour prior on Monday, September 26, 2011 at Zion Baptist Community Church, 9802 — 76 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T8B 1K9. Interment to follow at South Haven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Samaritan Southgate, 4225 — 107 Street, Edmonton, AB T6J 2P1 or Samaritans Purse.
NOWELL, Donald Grant
On September 8, 2011, Donald Grant Nowell of Edmonton, AB, passed away at the age of 56 years.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at Serenity Funeral Service North Chapel, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB, at 10:00 a.m. with interment at Northern Light Cemetery.