BERUBE, Edmund Joseph (Moe)
On Sunday morning, May 27, 2012, Edmund Joseph (Moe) Berube passed away peacefully at the age of 76 years.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Anne; his three children and their families Charlene (Jerry), Tracy (Russ), and Grant (Tracey); nine grandchildren, two great– grandchildren, and one on the way.
Moe was predeceased by infant daughter Carol Anne, infant son Grant Marshall, son Mark Alan, brother Roland, and his parents Edward and Bertha.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Spruce Grove Alliance Church (250 Century Rd, Spruce Grove) on Friday, June 1st, at 11:00 a.m.
Donations in Moe’s memory may be made to the West Country Hearth (26504 Sec Hwy 633 Sturgeon County, AB,T8T 1R9).
GARLAND, Elizabeth Anne “Betty“
Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Anne Garland, late of Capital Care Dickensfeild in Edmonton, passed away on Sunday May 20, 2012 at the age of 60 years.
She is survived by her loving family; stepfather Peter Hrabec; three brothers: Doug (Helen) Sakaluk, Ed Sakaluk, Steven (Marie) Sakaluk; sister Audrey Osinchuk; nieces and nephews: Jackie (Randy) Mason and her daughters: Taylor and Kyra Mason, Joanne Osinchuk, Chris Osinchuk, Kevin (Brandi) Sakaluk and her sons: Blake, Stewart, Cameron and Andrew; Samantha Sakaluk, Carmen Sakaluk and her son Marcus, Micheal (Courney) Sakaluk and her children Dagen and Pheobe; as well as numerous friends and family.
Elizabeth is predeceased by mother Alice Hrabec and father Steve Sakaluk.
In keeping with Betty’s wishes, there will be no memorial service. Donations in Elizabeth’s memory can be made to the M.S. Society #150, 9405 – 50 St. Edmonton, AB T6B 2T4.
MURPHY, Patrick Joseph
It was a beautiful sunny morning when dad, pops, grandpa went back to God — his final journey. He will be welcomed home by his wife Nellie, sisters Nora, Mary and Bridie; brothers Willie, Ted, Sean, Tom and granny whom he spoke of fondly.
Pat will be remembered by his children: Maureen, Kathleen, Patrick (Lisa), Rita (Dick), John (Michelle); granddaughters: Andrea, Kara, Kristen and Kate; sisters: Rita, Evelyn, Kathleen, Sara; numerous nieces and nephews who will remember his good, gentle nature and his unique sense of humour.
A Viewing will be held at 6:00 p.m. and a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2012 at Our Lady of Good Help Catholic Church, 9805–76 Avenue, Edmonton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Raymond Guimond at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Our Lady of Good Help Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Hope Mission, Salvation Army, Catholic Social Services or The Spiritans.
BRECKENRIDGE, Mary Jane
October 25, 1946 — May 22, 2012
On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, Mary of Redwater passed away after a brave battle with cancer.
Left to cherish her many memories are her loving family, one son and three daughters, Stacey (Clinton) Kirk, Matthew (Naomi Mulyk), Jennifer (Rubin) Marshall, Keri (Reinhardt Heinrichs); five grandchildren Brett, Ryley, Duncan, Ryann, Chloe; also numerous other relatives and friends. Mary was the youngest of thirteen.
Respecting her wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Moore Memorial United Church, 5111–51 Street, Redwater, AB. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (Cross Cancer Institute). Gordon and Cindy Kadatz directors in care of arrangements.
It is with great sadness that the family of Mona Denny-MacKay announces her passing on July 16, 2011. She is survived by Mac, Gibby, Toad, Wolf, Spuds, Red and Luke. Services will be held at a later date.
WILDSCHUTTE, Lisa Gaye Violet
August 29, 1961 — July 14, 2011
It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved, “special”, daughter and sister.
Lisa will be forever missed by her mother, Irene and sister Dayna Vongrad; nephews: Daniel Walters and Kurt Vongrad; brother: Fred (Linda) and nephew Tyler; grandnephew Taylor and nieces Katie and Carling, and her youngest brother Robert. Lisa was predeceased by her father Fred (1979).
Lisa loved bowling with Special Olympics and family, singing , sports, and playing games with her nephews and nieces.
A celebration of Lisa’s life will be held at Serenity Funeral Service, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue on Wednesday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m.
If so desired donations in Lisa’s memory may be made to the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society.
Bruce passed away peacefully at home at the age of 54 on May 17, 2012.
Bruce had many passions, including tinkering with just about any piece of machinery or things that he could take apart and “fix.” Bruce also took every opportunity to crack an off-colour joke if he thought it would make someone smile.
Another strong passion was his family. Bruce will be missed by his daughter Jasmine and son-in-law Leland, his grandchildren Landon and Rowan in addition to his siblings Anne and Sandy (Gail). Bruce is also survived by his lady friend Shirley.
Bruce was a well respected Certified Sales Professional, employed at Napa for 35 years.
Please join Bruce’s family on May 26 at the Serenity Funeral Home (10129 Princess Avenue NW, Edmonton). The visitation will start at 1:00 p.m., followed by a Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation are requested.
STRANDBERG, DONNA MARIE (nee Olsen)
May 13, 1951 – May 19, 2012
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Donna Marie Strandberg; a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend on Saturday, May 19, 2012.
Her unconditional love, guidance and support will be forever appreciated and missed.
Donna is lovingly remembered by her husband of 42 years, Donald Wayne; children James Strandberg, Shannon Moroz (Craig) and Janelle Strandberg, her grandchildren Destiny, Joshua, Kaleb, Maya, Emerson, Parker and Trustyn. She will also be greatly missed by her sisters; Shelley Munro (Darcy), Debbie Steil (Denis) and Janet Young (Brett), brother Norman Olsen as well as numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends.
As per her request, there will be no formal services. Cremation has taken place and if friends so desire memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Stollery Children’s Hospital or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Leontyne (Lena) Malainey passed away on May 16, 2012, in Wetaskiwin hospital. Lena was the youngest of eight children born to Stephen and Maria Woronowska in Krasne, East Galacia, Poland. She came to Canada in September 1938 and settled in the Spirit River, Alberta area. Lena married Jack Malainey on October 24, 1938 and they enjoyed 55 years of marriage before Jack’s passing in 1994. Lena and Jack moved to Wetaskiwin in 1979. Lena is survived by her daughter Elizabeth (Liz) Malainey of Grande Prairie, Alberta; Liz’s 2 sons – Sean Malainey of Grande Prairie, Robin Skrypnek (Corey) and their children Paige, Taylor and Ethan of Tofield, Alberta. Also surviving Lena are 6 other grandchildren, 16 other great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and Poland. Lena was predeceased by her husband Jack, daughter Olga, sons James and Adam, grandson Darren, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. A funeral service was held on May 24, 2012 at 10A.M. at Serenity Funeral Service (4715 50 Ave) Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Burial will take place at the Ukrainian Catholic Church Cemetery, Ksituan, Alberta on May 26 at 1 P.M. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to the donor’s choice.
HUTCHINSON, Jean (nee Milner)
Jean died on Sunday, May 13 surrounded by family and the love and prayers of many people.
She is survived by her husband, Ken, daughter, Jen (Ian) Belliveau and granddaughter Suzy. She is also survived by father-in-law Gerry Hutchinson, brother Bob Milner, sister Judy (Cliff) Ible, brother–in-law, Rob (Judy) Hutchinson, sister-in–
law, Beth Hutchinson and their children and grandchildren.
Her memorial service will be held on Monday, May 28 at St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Drive, St. Albert at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made to the Seba Beach Seniors Access Fund, Box 293, Seba Beach, AB, T0E 2B0. Fund to install handicapped access in their building.
COYNE, Lily Mary (nee Drury)
March 31, 1921 – May 21, 2012
A well-lived life filled with much love and adventure ended on May 21, 2012 when Lily Mary Coyne passed away peacefully at the age of 91. As the rock of our family, she will be sadly missed and loving remembered by her children John (Maureen) Coyne, Mary (Jim) Ottenbreit, Frances (Bill) Hudyma, Kevin Jr. (Sharon) Coyne, Kathy Coyne, Tim (Joyce) Coyne, Bernie Coyne, Patrick (Betty) Coyne, Craena Coyne, Chris Coyne and daughter-in– law Nadine (Michael) Coyne. She will be especially missed by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Kevin Sr. in 1981, and sons Bobby in 2007 and Michael in 2010.
While Lily spent the last years of her life in St. Albert, she and Kevin lived for many years in Fort Smith, NWT, at the farm in Jarvie, AB and spent many wonderful summers at Pigeon Lake. The family has a special connection to each of those places.
A Memorial Service will be held at Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Inurnment will take place at the Jarvie Catholic cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples, 10821 — 96 St. N.W., Edmonton, AB T5H 2J8.
Lord, we ask for you to bless our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and to shower her with the warmth of our love, the joy of our greatest memories and the peacefulness of your loving embrace. Amen.
WHITE, Mary Patricia
Patricia White, loving mother to Lisa Rahner and Jason (Melanie) Rahner, passed away suddenly and peacefully on Sunday May 13, 2012 at the age of 55. She is survived by her brother Reg (June) White, Frank (Diana) White, Gerry (Carolyn) White and her sister Phyllis (Barry) Carlstrom. She was predeceased by father and mother Johnny and Marguerite White. Patricia loved tea, camping, gardening, trail walking, and Crème Brûlée at Chiantes. She worked at various administrative jobs, and had a lovely, sometimes whacky sense of humour; she loved to laugh. The funeral will be held on May 22, 2012 at The Centre for Spiritual Living at 1:00 p.m. located at 7621 — 101 Avenue.
PETRUK, Leonard Andrew
Len Petruk passed away peacefully on May 11, 2012, with family at his side.
Remembering Len are his wife Alice “Elsie”; children: Jonathan (Tanya), Anna-Marie; grandchildren: Meghan, Kacey and Jack; mother Pearl; brothers: Wally (Henrietta), Kenneth (Jackie) and Ron (Carol). Len is predeceased by his father Andrew and parents-in-law: Bill and Stella Romanchuk.
A Divine Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Basil Ukrainian Catholic Parish, 7007 — 109 Street, Edmonton.
The family extends their gratitude to Dr. G. Todd, Dr. P. Venner, Dr. B. Braam, Dr. D. Stockburger, Dr. Rourke and their staff; Dr. K. Petruk, the Homecare staff as well as family members and friends for their care throughout Len’s journey.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Basilian House of Studies; The Alberta Aviation Museum; Nephrology Program (Dr. Braam) or Brain Tumor Research (Dr. K. Petruk) c/o the University Hospital Foundation or to a charity of choice.
KOWALCHUK, Margaret (nee Buckle)
Margaret Kowalchuk passed away on June 21, 2012. She is survived by her daughter Elaine Kowalchuk.
She is predeceased by her parents Jack and Agnes Buckle.
Margaret spent the last years of her life at Rosehaven Care Centre in Camrose.
A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the South Haven Cemetery.
FINNEMORE, Ingrid Helene (nee Ness)
Ingrid Helene Finnemore (nee Ness) went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 21, 2012.
A Celebration of her life will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church (secondary highway 870 – TWP 450 between Kinsella and Lougheed) on July 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. A lunch to follow at the Lougheed Town Hall on Main Street.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta.
CRUICKSHANK, Janice Diane (nee Schaan)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Janice Diane Cruickshank (nee Schaan).
Jan is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Clark; daughter Lauree (Randy); son Schaan (Tanya); her two grandchildren Shayne and Erik; brothers Harvey and Ken; sister Lauree (Duane); mother– and father– in-law Violet and Norman Cruickshank; brothers-in-law Brian (Kay), Robert (Betty), Ken (Jan), Chris (Carolyn), Phil (Wendy); sister-in-law Diane (Ron) as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Violet and George; and her brother Warren.
Jan was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and it is here where she met her soul mate and best friend Clark in her early teens. After their wedding in 1964, they moved around Alberta with Clark’s work as a pipefitter, as well as trying a few different ventures which included running a ranch in Cereal, Alberta. During their adventures across the prairies their family grew by two, and they eventually settled for a longer period of time in Stettler, Alberta. Jan worked at the local hospital and made a number of good friends in the area. After her children were grown and out of the house it was time to move on to the next chapter and she and Clark packed up to take advantage of Alberta’s gold mine in Fort McMurray. Jan was always proud of what they accomplished up north, and worked hard every single day to fulfill their goal. When their five year plan was up, they settled in Fort Saskatchewan to be closer to their children and it is here where she resided till her death.
We will always remember Jan for her incredible spirit, her no nonsense personality, and her incredible prowess for playing crib. She has left a huge hole which will now be filled with our many memories of her.
Please join us for her Celebration of Life which will be held Tuesday, July 3, at 1:00 p.m. at the Hospitality Inn and Suites, 9820–86 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan. In lieu of flowers those who so desire may make memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Association in her name. Gordon and Cindy Kadatz directors in care of arrangements.
CARSON, Donald James
April 8, 1919 to June 28, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father and grandfather on June 28, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.
Lovingly remembered by wife, Thelma; children: Maureen (Gary), Dianne (Garry), Patricia (Bob), and Alan. He is also remembered by 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, including extended family members. Predeceased by father, James, mother, Alice, sister, Margaret, and brother, James.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Service North Central Chapel, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, with refreshments to follow.
In lieu of flowers we request that donations be made to the charity of one’s choice. The family wishes to extend thank you to Station 53 at the Grey Nuns Hospital for their care and compassion.