September 8, 1923 — March 24, 2012
On March 24, 2012 Jack Longworth passed away at the age of 88 years.
Jack will be deeply missed by his children David (Anne) Longworth of Ottawa, Anne (Sam) Marshall and Bob (Linda Crawford) Longworth, and grandchildren Philip (Erika) Marshall, Susan (Arthur) Cota of Grande Cache, Heather Longworth of Fort St. John, Nathan (Daisha) Marshall, Jackson Longworth, and Brianna Longworth. Jack was predeceased by his loving wife of 46 years, Mary, in 1995.
As a compassionate and caring individual, Jack served his community constantly throughout his life.
As a professional civil engineer, Jack was a University of Alberta professor for 38 years, making significant contributions at provincial and national levels including sustained work on the National Building Code. He received numerous awards for his service, and is remembered by many as an excellent teacher.
A member of Knox-Metropolitan United Church since his student days, Jack sang in the choir for more than 60 years and contributed extensively to the life of the community, including serving on the Board.
Jack served for 26 years as a board member of St. Stephen’s College, 12 of those as Chair, and received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree for his service to the College.
A Memorial Service and celebration of Jack’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 29th at Knox-Metropolitan United Church, 8307 — 109 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 1E1.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Bissell Centre, 10527 — 96 Street, Edmonton AB T5H 2H6, or Knox-Metropolitan United Church.
FREBROWSKI, Marshall Ernest
On March 18, 2012 at the age of 66, Marshall Frebrowski of Mundare, Alberta passed away. He will be lovingly missed and remembered by his sister; Susan Dziwenko of Fort Saskatchewan, AB; also numerous nieces and nephews. Marshall was predeceased by his parents Agnes and James Frebrowski and two brothers Emil and Ludvic.
At Marshall’s request, cremation has taken place. There will be no formal funeral services.
Gordon and Cindy Kadatz directors in care of arrangements
EDWARDS, Elizabeth (McCartney)
November 26, 1919 — March 25, 2012
We would like to celebrate the life of Betty. She was born and raised in Cadogan, Alberta. Betty completed her final year of schooling in Tofield, Alberta where she met her future husband Don. After graduating from the nursing program at the General Hospital, Betty and Don were married and started their life and family. Into their life were born four children. Betty is predeceased by her husband Don and their eldest child Sylvia. Left to mourn her passing are her remaining family, Robert (Corinne), Betty Lou (Dave) and Heather (Kim). Also missing her are her grandchildren Justin, Bohdyn, Lindsey, Chandra, Cassandra and Sarah.
Funeral Service and Fellowship will take place at St. George’s Anglican Church (10029 — 99 Avenue), Fort Saskatchewan, Friday, March 30th at 1:00 p.m. with Father David Lehmann officiating. Donations can be made to the Rivercrest Nursing Auxiliary or charity of your choice.
Gordon and Cindy Kadatz directors in care of arrangements.
DITTMAN, Allard Williams
On Friday, March 23, 2012 Allard Dittman of Edmonton passed away at the age of 88 years.
Allard is survived by; wife Jean; children: Bill (Judi), Barry and Charlene (Dan) Roddick; six grandchildren: Travis (Christy) Dittman, Justine Dittman, Lindsay Dittman, Laura Dittman, Sheldon Roddick, Dan Roddick; three great-grandchildren; two sisters: Margaret (Ken) Booker and Betty (Henry) Martens; one brother Gus (Lorna) Dittmann, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 30, 2012 at The Park Pentecostal Church, 1 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park, AB. Memorial Donations may be made to the Hope Mission P.O. Box 953, Edmonton, AB T5J 2L8.
CARTER, Elsie Tillie
January 1, 1922 — March 23, 2012
It is with immense sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Elsie on March 23, 2012
at the age of 90.
She will be deeply missed by daughters Irene and Lori (Derrick) and her grandchildren Kelly, Chantel, Marcel, Michelle, and great– grandson Joey. Elsie was predeceased by her husband Arthur and daughter Dee. Also by her parents Philip and Pauline, sisters Albertina and Theresia, brothers Frederick, Jacob, Fred, Carl, Phillip and Emile as well as many relatives and good friends.
Elsie’s greatest joy was her grandchildren. She also loved the outdoors, flowers, birds, gardening, taking pictures, sewing and participating in country fairs.
Elsie touched many people’s lives with her gentle soul and compassion. She will be remembered for her sincerity, honesty, politeness and kindness. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
CLAFFEY, George Rodney
George Rodney Claffey, of Edmonton, died Thursday, March 15, 2012, at the age of 58 years.
He was born to the late Frederick and Lillian Claffey, March 31, 1953, in Edmonton, Alberta. He graduated from McNally High School in 1971. He is survived by three children: Caitrin, Nigel and Keegan Claffey of Edmonton, two brothers: Peter, of Edmonton, David of an unknown location; one sister: Susan Madlung of Abbottsford, B.C., and his ex wife and good friend Lorna Claffey. He is predeceased by his brother Anthony of Edmonton.
A viewing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27th at Serenity Funeral Service (North). Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at South Haven Cemetery, memorial to follow at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bonnie Doon.
DAVIES, George Alan
1931 — 2012
Alan sadly passed away on March 17, 2012 at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton. He was 80 years old.
He was predeceased by his parents, George Lewis Davies and Hazel May Bullock as well as his loving wife Margaret Elizabeth (Betty) Hinman. Alan is survived by his four children: Dale of Whitecourt, Ken (June), Libby (Grant), Owen (Kim); grandchildren: Dana (Alyssa), Kerrie and Victoria all of Edmonton. He will also be greatly missed by his many other relations and friends.
Born and raised in Edmonton, he attended Highlands School and University High School. In 1965 he began a long career at the Office of the Public Trustee of Alberta, working in both the Edmonton and Calgary offices. After retiring in 1994 he resumed his old passion for vintage cars and car racing.
At his request there will be no funeral or memorial service. The family would like to thank the staff and his many good friends at Lifestyle Options Riverbend for their support and friendship.
WINDER, Allan Edward (Bones)
Born: Glasgow, Scotland — March 5, 1955
Died: Edmonton, AB — March 15, 2012
It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of Allan, known fondly as “Bones”.
He is survived by his brother Robert, sisters Catherine (Tommy) Jeanette (Jim). In addition he will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and close friends. He was predeceased by his father George, mother Jean and brother William.
A celebration of Bones’ life will be held on Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 13503 — 40 Street, Edmonton, AB. Cremation to follow.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association or to a charity of choice.
It is with great sadness for our loss, but great joy and thanks to God for our gift of Bob.
Robert (Bob) Holland passed away at the age of 85 years, he will be remembered by his loving wife Anna; and their son Robert jr, also a son Michael (Gwen); grandson Samuel Holland of Courtney, B.C, and a daughter: Lori Lynn of Airdrie, AB; one brother Harold Holland of Peterborough, Ont; one sister Patricia Chauvin of Paris, France; also lovingly remembered by his step-children: Charles (Lynda) Sherman, John (Denise) Sherman, Christine (Sergio) Loterzo, Andrea (Ronald) Bourget, Loretta (Ron) Sawchuk, Annie(Gary) Shanks, James (Agnes) Sherman; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and the extended McNally family.
Bob was a honourable and lifetime member of St. Christopher Knights of Columbus Council #4788 and fourth degree member of St. Joseph Council # 005.
A long time employee of the T.Eaton Company; coming from the Winnipeg store to Edmonton in 1960 and ending his working career at Quebecor Printing.
Bob was well known for his gift of music and his unique organ talent, being the organist for St. Paul’s and St. Alphonsus Church for many years; he was a faithful volunteer at various organizations, bingo’s and casino’s and at grandchildren’s fund raising events.
A heartfelt thank you to the staff at 5AB Edmonton General Hospital for their care and kindness.
A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Church 11825–85 Street, Edmonton, AB. Reverend Robert Kasun C.S.B Celebrant.
Cremation has taken place and a private family inurnment will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Alphonsus Church Building Fund.
HAYDEN, Patricia (Gerri)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patricia Geraldine Hayden (Gerri) on March 20, 2012 after a long courageous battle with cancer at the age of 62.
Gerri was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by her loving husband Gordon; her mother Florence, eight children: Naomi (Darren), Edie (Tim), Melissa (Gregg), Nancy, Bridgette (Todd), Gordon Jr, Victoria (Steve), Wesley (Suzanne), 19 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three sisters, three brothers, and numerous other relatives.
A celebration of Gerri’s life will take place on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Service, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Cross Cancer Institute at 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, AB.
BOSS, Chelsey Catherina Marie
November 17, 1994 — March 17, 2012
It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Chelsey. She is survived by her parents: Shane and Tammy Boss, her grandparents: Rita and Kenneth Harper and Larry Gillies, siblings: Kyle and Lyndsey Boss, Uncle: Danny (Roxanne) Gillies, Aunt: Shelly Boss, cousins: Kelly, Ryan and Dylan Gillies, niece: Sadie and nephew: Hunter.
A memorial service will be held at 2.30 pm on Saturday, March 24th, 2012 at People’s Church, 15641 — 96th Avenue, Edmonton. Officiating will be Pastor Robert Millman of Grace Christian Fellowship.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made
to C.A.R.E. Housing Society at #532,
9768 — 170th Street, Edmonton, T5T 5L4
LYON, Derek Ray
May 5, 1980 — March 15, 2012
Derek’s parents Rick and Lee-Ann Lyon, brothers David (Jillian) Lyon of Camrose, their children Maggie, Nathaniel and Eileen, and Dan (Tonia) Lyon of Drayton Valley and their daughter Alivia are cherishing the precious memories of an incredible son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend who passed away in Edmonton at the age of 31.
Derek was a bachelor and a fantastic Uncle who loved spending time with his nephew and nieces and the children of his friends. He graced us with his qualities of compassion, acceptance, empathy and generosity. His 6’4" frame would come through the door with his illuminating smile and his arms took you in for a loving hug. Derek had a fun loving spirit and was dedicated to his close-knit friends and he would give you the shirt off his back if needed. He loved reading about any subject and was one of Chapters best customers. He played hockey, skied and snowboarded, tried surfing, enjoyed “roughing it” camping in the outdoors and loved to participate in the annual “Raft Trip” with his friends. He lived
his life to the fullest and savoured those memories. His sense of humour and infectious laugh will be missed at many future gatherings. Sharing in the feelings of deep sorrow with his family are his “favourite Aunts”, Aunts and Uncles, cousins and his huge circle of friends.
Please join us to celebrate Derek’s life on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the MacKenzie Centre, 5745 — 45 Avenue, Drayton Valley, AB (located next to the Omniplex).
If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 800 Harley Court, 10045 — 111 Street N.W., Edmonton, AB T5K 2M5.
LYON, Derek R.
Officers and Members of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 488 are asked to remember our late Brother, Derek R. Lyon, who passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 1:00 p.m., at the McKenzie Centre, Drayton Valley.
BERUBE, Carol Ann
After a courageous battle with cancer, Carol Ann Berube from Beaumont, passed away March 16, 2012.
She is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, David; two daughters: Sherry (Doug) Forster, Sandra Woytowich; one son Steven Woytowich; one sister Christine (Darrell) Johnston; two brothers: David, Robin (Mary); two loving grandchildren: Devin, Brittney, as well as numerous other family and friends.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Gault and the wonderful nursing staff at the Leduc Community Hospital.
A Celebration of Carol’s life will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Eaglemount Christian Church, 5002 — 62 Street, Beaumont, Alberta with Reverend Marlo Jenkins officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Stollery Children’s Hospital.