On April 22, 2012 Elisabeth passed away at the age of 99 years.
She is survived by her loving family: her children Ingrid (Helmut) Herdt in Germany, Reinhold (Ria) Neitsch in Germany, and Erika Buech; as well as numerous family and friends.
A Graveside Service will take place at Glenwood Memorial Gardens (52356 Range Road 232, Sherwood Park) on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. with a Celebration of Elisabeth’s Life to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Central Baptist Church (9419 — 95 Street N.W., Edmonton). Memorial donations may be made to the Central Baptist White Cross Program.
KINASEWICH (nee Gray), Elsie Kathleen
December 2, 1917 — April 24, 2012
Elsie Kinasewich, formerly of Peachland, BC, passed away peacefully on the evening of April 24, 2012 surrounded by her immediate family.
Elsie is survived by: her son, James (Susanne); her grandchildren Victoria (Dave) and Marcia (Matt); her great-grandchildren Terin, Blake, Desiree, Alexandra, Lyndon, Braden, and Elizabeth; her sister, Mary; and numerous nieces and nephews. Elsie was predeceased by her husband Andrew in 1998 and her two infant brothers Melville and William, her sister Grace and her brothers Lorne and Donald.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Rolfson and staff at the University of Alberta Hospital and to the palliative care staff at St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. David’s Anglican Church (at the corner of 79 Avenue and 85 Street, Edmonton). Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital, 10707 — 29 Avenue N.W., Edmonton, Alberta, T6J 6W1 or to St. David’s Anglican Church, 7751 — 85 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T4E 3B4.
McArthur, Charmaine Fay
My mother, Charmaine McArthur, of Mundare, AB born August 12, 1942 in Weirdale, SK was strong in heart and soul when she passed peacefully from her long fought battle with Scleroderma on April 25, 2012. She will join in heaven my father Jack McArthur, brother D’Arcy McArthur, grandmother Lillian, and aunt Shirley.
A memorial is planned for her at the Lamont United Church on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a fellowship tea. Interment will follow at a later date. Forever remembered by Michelle, Josey, Justin, Blanche, Pam, Cindy, Lynn, Jay, Colin, Adam, Bea, Pat, Eddie, Wendy, Debbie and many more family and friends.
Donations can be made to the University Hospital Foundation or the Scleroderma Society of Canada, 1240 Tara Drive, Ottawa, ON K2C 2H5.
MELNYK, Pearl (nee HOLOWAYCHUK)
November 23, 1919 — April 24, 2012
On April 24, 2012, Pearl Melnyk passed away peacefully, with her four loving daughters by her side.
Pearl is survived by her daughters: Pat (Greg Pidlaski), Louise (Dwight Barre), Margery (Brad Heuser), and Lorna (Keith Micetich); her six cherished grandchildren: Christina (Michael), Ben, Nick, Hayley (Cody), Laura and Anthony; her dear sisters Christine Tenove and Tillie Beamer; her sister-in-law Ann Bielby and brother-in-law Walter (Edna) Melnyk. Pearl was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, John Melnyk; by her sisters: Olga Antoniak, Mary Koroluk, Alice Jesten, and Anne Kinsman, and her brother Nick Holowaychuk.
Pearl loved each of her grandchildren without bounds and they adored her. She embraced their individual passions, their sports and their arts. Her patience, protection and guidance will be with them forever.
Pearl was a University of Alberta BSc. Nursing graduate. She will be remembered as the consummate caring professional nurse, whether as a young CNIB nurse driving across Northern Alberta, the nursing instructor at Lamont Archer Memorial Hospital, or the pioneering Diabetic Teaching Nurse at the UAH Metabolic Centre. Pearl brought her remarkable intelligence, leadership and cheerful optimism to her 50-year career.
A heartfelt thank-you to the incomparable Sheila Dompor for her loving and dedicated care and companionship. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Paul Grewal for his professional guidance and unfailing kindness. Thank you as well to Dr. Larratt for her supportive clarity and direction. We would also like to sincerely thank the caregivers and companions at the Allen Gray Continuing Care Centre who cared for Pearl over the past months.
By request, there will be no funeral. A private family memorial will take place at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Pearl to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Suite 100, 12220 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB, T5N 3Y4 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
On April 23, 2012 we lost our beloved Dad and Grandpa to cancer.
Knowing that he is now in heaven with our Mom, Marilynn; we celebrate his amazing life. Too humble to share most of his accomplishments, here are just a few; Professional Hockey Player (minor pro for Chicago and Detroit), First Director of Athletics U of A, Centennial Medal of Honor ’67, President CIAU, VP FISU, President Universiade ’83, Edmonton Sportsman of the Year ’84, AB Sports Hall of Fame. Though he loved the outdoors; camping, hunting and fishing, his greatest joy was family. No shame when it came to bragging about his four kids and ten grandchildren.
Come celebrate with us Monday, April 30, 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 22550 TWP Road 530, Sherwood Park.
1925 – 2012
On April 25, 2012 Jerry passed away. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of 60 years; their children: Brenda (Ron), Elwin (Barbara), Greg (Delores) and Jeanne (James); 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A Celebration of Jerry’s Life will take place on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 7215 — 97 Street, Edmonton, AB.
von BORSTEL, Robert Carsten (Jack)
On April 19, 2012, Robert C. (Jack) von Borstel, PHD, DSc (HC) passed away at the age of 87 years in Edmonton.
He is survived by his wife, Pat; sons: Robert of Lake Oswego, Oregon and Reid of Potomac, Maryland; brother Frank (Jo Ann) von Borstel; nephew Eric; niece Julia, and dozens of relatives, most of whom live in Sherman County, Oregon. He was loved by his family, and very much liked and admired by his many friends and by hundreds of colleagues in the world of scientific research.
Jack was born and raised on a wheat farm, but by age five knew that he wanted to be a scientist. He became a Geneticist and pursued his research career passionately throughout his entire adult life. While at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Tennessee) he made significant discoveries in genetics concerning the effects of mutagenic and carcinogen chemicals and radiation on DNA and cell development. In the 1960’s he participated in the Biosatellite Project that established the safety of human space travel and assisted enabling the lunar landing in 1969. In 1971, Jack became Chairman of the Department of Genetics at the University of Alberta. There he continued his research into his greatest interest, the origin of spontaneous mutations in DNA, a major mechanism in the evolution of life on earth and also for the occurrence of cancer. He wrote and coauthored many research publications, and chaired over 50 national and international scientific symposia during his career. He loved teaching and promoting scientific education on a national and international scale.
Jack’s interests were not limited to scientific research. He embodied the concept of “Renaissance Man”. He enjoyed art and music and served energetically on the acquisitions committee of the Edmonton Art Gallery (now Art Gallery of Alberta), he painted, sculpted, made jewelry, loved classical music, played Spanish Guitar, and saxophone in the big band style during high school and college. He wrote prolific amounts of (good) poetry and created exciting stories and children’s books to entertain his sons. Jack’s interest in history was enhanced as he traveled worldwide to conferences in Italy, Switzerland, France and Great Britain while on research sabbaticals, all of which himself and Pat enjoyed immensely.
Jack lived life to the fullest, surviving and thriving for 34 bonus years with three surgeries to repair heart valves damaged by a scarlet fever epidemic while in the Navy during WWII. A special thanks to each and every one of the University of Alberta medical teams and providers for all of their care and effort over the decades. He was known for his favourite saying, “All’s well… that ends”, and indeed it did.
No formal memorial service will be held in Edmonton.
GITZEL, Frieda Katie
February 23, 1937 – April 22, 2012
On April 22nd, 2012, Mrs. Frieda Katie Gitzel (nee Steuber) of Stony Plain passed away at the age of 75 years.
Frieda is survived by her loving husband, Marvin, her brother Martin (Barbara), her four children Blair, Marlaina, Bruce, and Larry (Candace), and her six grandchildren, Angela (Leonardo), Charles (Dalyce), Matthew (Amanda), Chase, Clayton, and Sawyer. She is predeceased by her sister Hilda and daughter-in-law Peggy.
Funeral Services will be held on April 30th at 2:00 p.m. at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church of Golden Spike, south of Spruce Grove. Pastor Erik Parker will be officiating with fellowship and refreshments to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Society of Stony Plain.
GABERT, Misty Ann
It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the passing of our Misty Ann Gabert at 35 years of age, on April 17, 2012 at the University Hospital of Alberta.
Surviving Misty Ann is her soulmate Steven Smerychynski, her parents Gordon and Cindi Gabert, her four children and three siblings, as well as numerous family and friends.
We thank the University Hospital and the Royal Alexandra Hospital for the wonderful care and concern for our Misty Ann. Cremation has taken place on April 22, 2012.
JENSEN, Ernest “Ernie” Carl
On April 22, 2012, Ernie Jensen of Tomahawk, Alberta passed away at the age of 73 years.
He will be sadly missed by his loving spouse Shirley, two sons; Brad and Brian (Gloria), two grandchildren, Dustin and Christeen, sister-in-law Ivy Jensen, cousin Spud (Don) Cherrington as well as numerous relatives and friends.
Ernie was predeceased by his parents and his brother Earl.
No formal service by request, cremation has taken place.
A Jamboree as a Celebration of Ernie’s life will be held on Friday, May 4, 2012, 7:00 — 11:00 p.m. at the Magnolia Hall.
If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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JONES, Robert (Bob) Lavon
October 19, 1922 – April 19, 2012
Bob Jones of Calgary peacefully passed away April 19, 2012.
Bob will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Winagean Alberg of Wetaskiwin, AB; nephew Kenny Alberg and Betty; niece Linda Alberg Mullen & Raymond Journault; grand-nephews Conrad Elander, Kohen Elander, Benjamin Mullen and Leah; grand-niece Tamara Alberg; great-grand-nephew Rylun Alberg-Moore.
Bob lived life as a compassionate and devoted Christian. He was an avid outdoorsman partaking in the beauty of nature through hiking, snowshoeing and photography. Bob had a particular love of Kananaskis Country.
As a businessman, Bob excelled as a chartered accountant, travelling the world both through business and his endless interest in this planet he so enjoyed.
VAUGHAN, Kenneth Peter
On Monday, April 16, 2012, Kenneth Peter Vaughan quietly passed away. Born December 6, 1928, Peter lived most of his life in Vancouver, B.C., retiring to Alberta in 1990. Predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Nina Vaughan, and his daughter, Kelly Rozander, and remembered by his sons: David, Adam and Paul and their mother, June, as well as his sister, Patricia Boake Armour. Also left behind are ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren in Langley, Vernon, Edmonton and Yellowknife.
Peter was a spiritual man who was kind and generous to friends and strangers alike.
At Peter’s request, a private family memorial will be held. The Alzheimer’s Society would appreciate your donations. Thank you to the staff of Venta Manor and Care Centre for your kindness and gentle care.
SMALIAN, Ernest Watts (Ernie)
December 6, 1919 — April 21, 2012
On Saturday, April 21st, 2012 long time Edmonton community figure Ernie Smalian passed away in Sherwood Park at the age of 92.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Ernie had a long and distinguished career at the Edmonton Journal. Following his passion, he was an active volunteer for decades in numerous sporting, community, and church organizations, which continued well into his retirement years. Among his many awards for service Ernie was inducted into the Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame in 1983 for his contributions to junior hockey and baseball.
Ernie is survived by his loving and devoted wife Isabel, his son Neil (Darlene) Smalian, daughter Sandy (Armin) Hasenbank, granddaughters Sarah, Susan and Karen Hasenbank, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Dr. C. Vos and the staff at Laurier House for their care and support.
Funeral Services to be held Thursday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m. at Serenity Funeral Services, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ernie’s name to the Parkinson Alberta Society.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Harold Simon on April 19th, 2012.
Harold is survived by his wife Wendy; daughters: Karen and Shereen; daughter-in– law Laura; sons: Stephen, Christopher and Severin; grandchildren: La-Teshia, La Shaune, Chien-Teanah, Blu-Maszyel, Asantewah, Khematah, Sarekah, and Ethan; sisters: Katie, Soogie, Margaret, Joyce, Claria, Phylis, and Esther; brothers: Richard, Errol, and the late Sonny. He will be missed by many, many friends.
A public visitation will be held at Serenity Funeral Service North Chapel, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton on Wednesday, April 25th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with Funeral Services held on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the same location. Cremation will follow service.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lynn Sauvé on April 18, 2012 after a lengthy battle; she passed away from complications with diabetes.
She is survived by daughter: Mandi (Alain), Corie, Tanaia; son: Blair (Jennifer), Gavin and Logan; parents: John and Donna Armitage; brothers: Don, Murray, George and as well as many nieces, nephews.
We would like to thank the staff at the Edmonton General unit No. 7Y for their care and support for Lynn’s final months.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lauderdale Community Hall, 12937 — 107 Street, Edmonton, AB.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Suite No, 1010, Royal Bank Building 10117 — Jasper Avenue N.W., Edmonton, AB, T5J 1W8.