RIDGWAY, Walter David
May 25, 1954 — April 17, 2012
After a long illness, Walter passed away at home in the arms of his loving wife of 35 years, Catherine Olson. He was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 2008.
Born in Bolivia, Walter loved speaking Spanish and volunteering in developing countries, most recently serving in Guatemala with Impact Ministries. He was a loyal fan of the Canucks, an avid hiker and soccer player with SouthEast United, even after surgery and chemotherapy.
Walter began his own business, Briskal Systems, in 1981, having studied Computer Science (U of S, 1977), back when punch cards were used and a computer took up an entire room. Walter was, with his wife, a long-term friend of the Edmonton maternity group, MOM Care.
Walter’s faith in God was central in his life. He was actively involved with Beverly Alliance and Braemar Baptist Churches in Edmonton. It was his faith that allowed him to face his illness with fortitude, hopeful of heaven.
Walter was predeceased by his parents, Walter S. (2000) and Betty (1996) Ridgway, and his older brother, Stanley Ridgway (1984). He is survived by his wife, Dr. Catherine Olson; three girls, Christine Wong (Jonathan), Karen Neupane (Roman), and Patricia Ridgway; sister, Joy Gibson (Simon); parents-in-law, Roland and Lois Olson; and many family and friends.
Donations may be made to Impact Ministries: impactministries.ca
Service will be Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., Beverly Alliance Church, 12235– 50th Street, Edmonton.
QUAGHEBEUR, Augustine Elaine
On April 21, 2012 Augustine Elaine (Poirier) Quaghebeur of Youville Home in St. Albert, Alberta passed away peacefully at the age of 89 years.
Augustine is survived by her husband Joseph, her children: Denise (Joseph) Pek, Louise (Edmond) Constantin, Pauline (Walter) Kiriak, Marcel (Cheryl) Poirier and Philippe (Denise) Poirier; her stepchildren: George (Sharon) Quaghebeur, Beatrice Hawryluk, Lorraine (Robert) Preston, Maurice (Bonnie) Quaghebeur, Henry (Debbie) Quaghebeur, Yvonne (Stanley) Skowronski, Marcel (Marlene) Quaghebeur, Raymond (Kelly) Quaghebeur, Linda (Tim) Hutnan, and Bernadette (Tony) Shindell, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as sisters: Marguerite (Joe), Celina (August) and Rolande (Paul) and brothers: Francois (Stella), Mederic and Arthur.
Augustine was predeceased by her late husband Henri Poirier and sister Marie.
Prayers were held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Serenity Funeral Service North Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Albert Catholic Church at 7 St. Vital Ave in St. Albert, AB on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Augustine may be made to Youville Home in St. Albert, Alberta.
SEIPERT, Wilma Lily
On April 22, 2012, Wilma left this land for the better place to finally be with her loving husband Edmund and son Wayne.
She leaves to mourn her passing, but celebrate her life, her children Ronald (Carol) of Millet, Garry (Brenda) of New Sarepta, Lyle of Edmonton, Debbie (Glenn) of Leduc, Dale (Brenda) of New Sarepta, Gloria– Dottie (Iain) of Edmonton; 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; brother Lee (Arlene), sister Margaret and special sister-in-law Dianna, two special nieces and one very special great-niece; numerous other family and close friends. She was predeceased by her loving husband Edmund, son Wayne, brother Bernard Schultz and sister Albertina (Tiny) Nelner.
Funeral Service will be held Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5001 Centre Avenue, New Sarepta, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or a charity of one’s choice.
MELNYK, Ann Elizabeth
On Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Ann Melnyk of Edmonton passed away at the age of 85 years.
Ann is survived by her four children: Frank (Barb), John (Debbie), Jerry (Sherry) and Rose (Terry) Wolkowski; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at Woodvale Community Facility at the Millwoods Golf Course, 4540 — 50 St. Edmonton, AB on Monday April 23, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donation can be made directly to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, 1502 College Plaza, 8215 — 112 St. Edmonton AB T6G 2C8.
HOOD, Vera Charlotte
On April 19, 2012, Vera Hood of Edmonton passed away at the age of 93 in Hardisty Nursing Home. Thank you so much for the care and attention given to mom during her last days.
She is survived by her loving husband Merrick; son Jack (Marlyn); granddaughters Cynthia, Kym (Jeff), and Cassie; great– grandchildren Cameron and Samantha;
sister Margeurite. Predeceased by son Robert; brothers Aubrey and Carmen.
A Celebration of Vera’s Life will be held Monday, April 23, 11:00 a.m. at Millwood Pentecostal Assembly, 2225 — 66 Street.
Friends who so wish may make memorial donations to Shiloh Youth Ranch
Steve Zawadiuk of Vegreville, Alberta passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the age of 81.
He is survived by brothers: Mike (Isabel), Orest (Debra), Wilfred; sisters: Victoria (Raymond) Moreau, Elizabeth (Jack) Cust and Elsie (John) Stannard, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Joe and Mary Zawadiuk and sisters Hilda Rosychuk and Shirley O’Toole.
A cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Autumn Rose Funeral Home in Vegreville, Alberta, 5036 — 51 Avenue Vegreville, AB T9C 1M1.
Memorial donations in memory of Steve may be made to the Homestead Senior Citizens Lodge in Vegreville, Alberta.
WATTON, Wilfred Godfrey Lockyer
February 13, 1923 — May 25, 2012
On Friday, May 25, 2012 Wilf passed away at the age of 89 years.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Doris; son, Philip (Hazel); grandchildren, Pete (Ginger) and Jane (Gord) Hunt; and great– grandchildren, Robbie, Courtney and Kayla.
A private family service will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital for their care and compassion at this time.
SARNECKI, Barbara Helen
On Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Barbara Sarnecki of Sherwood Park, AB passed away at the age of 70 years.
Barbara is survived by her loving family: husband Don; daughter Denise (Jerry) Gardner; son Darren (Tracy); three grandchildren: Jay, Megan and Casey Gardner; mother Dorothy Adair; sisters Loretta (Bob) Smith and Joanne Lasky; brother Brian (Vivian) Adair and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father William Adair.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Sherwood Park United Church, 20 Fir Street, Sherwood Park, AB. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation c/o Cross Cancer Institute, #710, 10123–99 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5J 9Z9.
POLACHUK, Susan Francis
On Thursday, May 24, 2012, Sue Polachuk of Spruce Grove, Alberta passed away at the age of 68 years.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Beach Corner Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Bill Meier officiating.
PARKMAN, Venus Antionette (nee Olson)
May 20, 1966 — May 19, 2012
Taken way too early from her young family but has left a large imprint on everyone’s heart.
Venus is survived by her husband, Norman; daughters, Shyanna and Laura; mother, Sally Olson; sister, Patti-Jo (David); nephews, Eric, James and Nicholas (Heidi); great-nephew, Ashton; as well as dearly loved great-aunties, aunts, uncles, family and friends. She was pre-decreased by her dad, Dale Olson; grandparents, Maynard and Laura Olson, Suzanne and Ken Monson, Clarence Smith and a number of family and friends.
Venus had a captivating smile and contagious laugh; she loved the Lord, her family and friends.
A celebration of Venus’ life will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Zion Evangelical Missionary Church in New Sarepta (across from the High School) at 11:00 a.m. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the trust fund for Venus’ daughters, Shyanna and Laura in care of Norman Parkman or Zion Evangelical
LOREN, Arthur William
On Thursday, May 24, 2012, Art of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta passed away at the age of 84 years.
He is survived by three brothers; Don (Maureen), Reg (Carinne), Ken (Phyllis); sister-in-law Audrey Loren and brother-in-law Burt Rice also numerous nieces and nephews. Art was predeceased by his parents John and Alice; three brothers Albert, Roy and Cliff; sister Melba Rice.
Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Partridge Hill Community Hall, 54175 RR 220 with Reverend Debbie Brill officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Gordon and Cindy Kadatz directors in care of arrangements.
LEACH, Ruth Chrys
January 5, 1930 – May 24, 2012
Ruth Leach was predeceased by her husband Percival Leach (2003). She will be missed greatly, mourned and always loved by her family of four daughters: Valerie (Len) Seatter, Glenda Leach, Laurie Mytroen, Corinne (Dave) Cormier; seven grandchildren: Lisa (Glenn) Harper, Todd Seatter, Brett (Kendra) Seatter, Shawn Mytroen, Devin (Vanessa) Mytroen, Chantal Cormier and David Cormier; eight great– grandchildren and three great-great– grandchildren; her sister Audrey Nicholls and brother Bren (Grace) Selvage and many nieces and nephews; numerous current and past friends and especially her dear friend Andy Seath.
Ruth was born in Toronto, Ontario, grew up in Nova Scotia, Ontario and eventually married in 1950 to Percival Leach. They moved to Edmonton in the 1950’s where they raised their family of four girls. Ruth had a career with Sears, enjoyed travel, her family, friends, leading her choir at church and her beloved dog Tally.
The viewing will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2012 at Serenity Funeral Service, 5311 – 91 Street N.W., Edmonton. On Saturday, June 2, 2012, an Interment will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Westlawn Memorial Gardens at 16310 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton. Celebration of Ruth’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army Temple at 9115 – 75 Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Teen Time of Edmonton, 14960 – 114 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5M 4G4, or the Salvation Army Temple at 9115 – 75 Street, Edmonton, AB T6C 4L3.
KALYN, Ruby Jeanette
October 30, 1919 — May 27, 2012
On Sunday, May 27, 2012, Ruby Kalyn of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta joined her husband Metro and grandson Todd, once again.
Sadly missed by four sons and three daughters, Garry (Bev), Garnet (Brenda), Darryl and Stuart; Marlene Kalyn, Gaylene (George) Ponech, Janice (Larry) Schacher. She leaves behind sixteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind four siblings; brother Orrin (Clara) Boe; sisters Viola Miller, Jenny Keisman and Marvel Larson.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Bruderheim, Alberta. Reverend Richard Williams officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.
If so desired, donations may be made to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. Gordon and Cindy Kadatz directors
in care of arrangements.
JONES, Brian Michael
March 21, 1950 — May 24, 2012
With deepest sadness we announce the passing of Brian on May 24th at the age of 62.
Brian will be lovingly remembered by his wife Shirley, son Michael and numerous friends and family.
A Celebration of Brian’s Life will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Service, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue N.W., Edmonton.
June 25, 1920 — May 8, 2012
It is with great sadness the family of Margaret Hiller announce her peaceful passing. She will be remembered by her daughters, Linda Hiller (Bob), Diane Mark (Ken), and son, Doug (Janet), her grandchildren, Katharine Keyes (Dave), Becky Jarvis (Dave), Gordon (Jen), Brian (Halie), and Larsen, her great– grandchildren, Rayna, Katelyn, MacKenzie, Kyler, Mike, Danny, Noah, Logan, and Koby, and her many dear friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter, and her three brothers.
A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 11111–57 Avenue, Edmonton, AB on May 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Youth Emergency Center or the charity of one’s choice.