It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Laurent Bessette, of Donnelly, formerly of the Jean-Cote area. Laurent passed away June 26, 2008, at the McLennan Hospital at the age of 55 years, after a two-year battle with cancer. Born on July 13, 1952, he was the first child of Real Bessette and Rita Couillard. He grew up on the farm in Jean-Cote where he liked to ride dirt bikes and snowmobiles. He also enjoyed playing hockey, baseball, basketball and other sports. He attended the Jean-Cote and Girouxville schools. In December 1971 he met the love of his life, Lilliane Simard. Less than a year later they were married Nov. 25, 1972 in Girouxville. Their union was blessed with four children: Michelle, Marc, Denis and Paul. They resided in Jean-Cote for most of their children’s childhoods. At the age of 33 he graduated from Fairview College as a First Class Journeyman Welder with a “B” Pressure Ticket. Welding was his passion. It took him into endless years of work in the oilpatch, especially in the Red Earth area where they resided for a few years. After developing an allergy to welding fumes they moved and settled in the Slave Lake area where he worked as a pumpjack technician and resided for eight years. Laurent worked endless hours in order to provide for his family, but he also took the time to enjoy life and his family. He loved to go hunting, camping, boating and fishing which often included the whole family. He also took great pride in his seven grandchildren, spoiling them every chance he got. He was known to treat them often with chocolate. The children loved it and loved him with all their hearts. He took them camping, fishing and boating. He even convinced some of them to go hunting with him. As boring as it sometimes was, they’d get up early in the morning, pack their lunches and spend quality time hunting with pepere (grandpa). Although he loved his children and grandchildren very much, there was one person who was the love of his life, his wife Lilliane. They were inseparable. He even went as far as to hire her as his swamper when he worked in the oilfield. He wanted to keep her close to him right until his passing. In 2006 he was diagnosed with an incurable kidney cancer. Despite the fact he knew time was short he fought with all the courage and strength he had right until the end. Family became the only focus. He was a very strong man and endured months of pain in order to have more time with his family. He never gave up. He always tried just one more thing that just might cure him. He fought right up until his last breath. In the last few weeks he took great comfort in knowing he would be going fishing again with his father-in-law, like old times. Laurent is survived by: his loving wife of 35 years, Lilliane; daughter Michelle Morin, husband Dave and their children, Krystin, Jaedyn and Shanele; oldest son Marc, wife Michelle and their daughters, Emma and Kayla; son Denis; youngest son Paul and Caitlin MacMillan and their children, Hailey and Jordan. He is also survived by: his mother, Rita Bessette; mother-in-law Germaine Simard; and numerous siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father-in-law Georges Simard, nephew Luc Simard and father Real Bessette. The funeral for Laurent Bessette was held July 2 at the St. Anne Parish in Falher with Father Joseph Jacobson and Deacon Reg Bouchard officiating. Urn bearer was Brian Cote, the cross bearer was Jaedyn Morin, the eulogy was read by Michelle Morin and Caitlin MacMillan. Readings were done by Amanda Cote and Dave Morin. Soloists were Krystin Morin, Shanele Morin and Hailey Bessette and Ginette Aubin was the organist. Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation.
John R. Bissell
John R. Bissell, beloved husband, father, grandfather and uncle, was born Dec. 11, 1921 in Peace River, and passed away peacefully in Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, B.C. on Sept. 24, 2010 at the age of 88 years.
He is survived by: his wife Pamela of 64 years; daughter Sheila (Grant); son Lindsay (Arla); grandchildren Megan (Dennis) and Mark (Stephanie); and other relatives.
He was predeceased by: his parents, Joseph and Helen; and his four younger brothers, Erwyn, Edward, Howard, and Leonard.
John resided in High Prairie, Edmonton and then retired to White Rock where he loved to sit and watch the trains go by. John will always be remembered for his love and pride in his family, his outgoing personality, his twinkling eyes and lively sense of humour, and for his help to many people throughout his life.
At John’s request a private family service will be held in High Prairie at a later date.
Martha Blanchard, Beloved wife of Eugene (Chuck) Blanchard of Calgary, passed away on August 14, 2008 at the age of 75 years. The eldest of 5 children, born to Emil and Anna (nee Geleta) Matula, Martha was born in Enilda, Alberta. She completed her high school and went on to attend Keyano College in Fort McMurray, AB. She married her husband Eugene on August 27, 1954 and together they lived in various places including Alberta, Quebec, Ontario, France and Massachusetts. She attended two family trips to Europe in 1996 and the Maritimes in 2004. Martha was an active member of her community, canvassing for charities for several years. Martha’s many accomplishments throughout her life included writing, producing and directing a Christmas pageant, becoming a Girl Guide leader, teaching and becoming a Regional Master of Bridge; representing USA Northwest and Canada Western Provinces in the World Bridge Tournament, she was a Charter Member of a Senior Club, Charter Executive of a Coin Collection Club and Club News Editor. Martha also became a Genealogist WEB master and book writer of Genealogy, she was manager of a Welcom Wagon Hostess and for a taxi Company. She worked as a real estate sales rep., and as an Assistant Accountant for College. Martha was also a Jewelry Crafts Artist and won the High Triple Trophy 690 in a Canadian Semi-Final Bowling Tournament, but her greatest accomplishment was raising her three wonderful children. Besides her loving husband Chuck, Martha is also survived by her children, Donna Jean Hreys (Lawrence Fryk), Eugene Joseph Blanchard (Wesley Hall) of Fort McMurray; grandchildren Pam Hreys, Ben Humphreys, Melissa Hall, Calvin Hall, Mariah Blanchard; and great-granddaughter Caitland Hreys. She is also survived by her sisters and brother-in-law Helen and Joe Herunter, and Beth and Al Payne, of Edmonton, AB; brothers and sisters-in-law Alber (Dorothy) Matula of Quesnel BC, and Bill (Vi) Matula of New Serepta, AB. Martha was predeceased by her parents Emil and Anna Matula. In Loving memory of Martha Blanchard, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes. Friends and family are asked to make donations to cancer research to show their support.
Roland Sylvester Bliss
Roland Sylvester Bliss passed away June 30, 2008, in High Prairie at the age of 89 years. The following comments are part of a eulogy read by his grandson, Michael Bliss, at the funeral held July 5 at the United Church in High Prairie. Roland Bliss was born Sept. 19, 1918 in Edmonton. He was married Aug. 7, 1942 to and is survived by Doris Leah Perry. He is also survived by three children: Lee Bliss (Laura), Brian Bliss (Lillian), Elaine Cann (Rick), and predeceased by a fourth, Lana Louise (1958-1971). Roland had nine grandchildren and 8 1/3 great-grandchildren (Mandee in England is expecting her first child). Roland spent all his life in the High Prairie area, primarily as a homesteader/farmer, in Peavine, north of High Prairie, Sunset House, and Enilda. He was also a trapper, bridge repairman, logger, contractor and truck driver to name a few other occupations. He first met Doris, his wife-to-be, around 1936 when he worked on Great-Grandpa George Perry’s farm. They were married two days before Grandma’s 18th birthday so Grandpa always liked to say that he “married Grandma when she was 17”. He was a very loving, caring husband. Grandpa was devoted to Grandma and loved his children. He was an excellent provider for his family, hardworking and versatile, and in his rare “off” times, he loved to have fun playing cards and other games with them. Around 1975 they sold their farm in Sunset House and moved to town, but that was short-lived. They bought another farm in Enilda, did some more land clearing, built a house, and lived there until 1993 when he finally retired; sort of. My uncle Lee tells when Grandpa was around age 80, a number of the family were in High Prairie to visit, but Grandpa wasn’t at home. He was out driving a grain truck for somebody that needed a hand. He arrived home at supper time with empty lunch bucket in hand, all dirty and grimy, while everyone else was enjoying a cool drink. He said, “well, someone has to earn the living!” Grandpa participated in the Alberta Senior’s Games playing pool. He enjoyed several years in the Golden Age Club, playing in crib tournaments, pool and many other activities. Officiating at Roland’s funeral was Rev. Sharon McRann. Pallbearers were David Bliss, Michael Bliss, Jason Cann, Randy Sidebottom, Lee Bliss Jr., and Zachary Bliss. Music ministry was supplied by organist Marilyn Stewart with Lee and Laura Bliss leading the congregation in the hymn ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ and singing the duet ‘When Peace is Like A River.’ Interment was in St. Mark’s Anglican Cemetery at High Prairie. Donations may be made to the High Prairie and District Palliative Care as an expression of sympathy. Faithful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, responsible member of his community, he will be greatly missed. He loved us and we loved him.
Mary (Maria) Blonsky
Mary (Maria) Blonsky, age 65, passed in her sleep Dec. 1, 2008, at her home in Airdrie, AB. Mary was born to Katharina and Josef Jelinek in Sofiendorf, Hungary Sept. 7, 1943. She was the third of four daughters born to the Jelinek family. In October 1944 the family left their hometown as World War II crept closer. In 1949 they were able to board a ship and immigrate to Canada. They set up their new home on a farm just outside of Valleyview, this is where Mary grew up. After completing high school, Mary went to Calgary to obtain her nursing degree. She then moved to High Prairie to work. On Oct. 26, 1963, she married Steve Blonsky. They lived on the Blonsky farm just west of town. Ten years later, the love of their life, Patricia, was born. Soon after, Mary changed careers and became a playschool teacher. She was greatly loved by plenty of children who always raced in the door to get their daily hugs and cuddles. Later in life, Mary decided on another career change and became a matron at the local RCMP detachment. Mary enjoyed her time in High Prairie. Mary and Steve could often be found at the local coffee shop having breakfast or lunch with friends. They were always ready for a good barbecue or family gathering. Mary’s family was a large part of her life and she often made trips to Valleyview and Edmonton to visit her relatives. Mary and Steve also enjoyed taking cruises and all-inclusive family trips to exotic sun destinations. Life was good. After some difficult times, Mary moved to Airdrie to be closer to her family. She resumed her job as a matron at the local RCMP station in Airdrie. She continued the weekly breakfast ritual at the local coffee shop with family and friends. She enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter. She was adored by her young granddaughter, who nicknamed Mary “Grandma Choo Choo” because the train would go past her place. Mary leaves behind many people who love her and will miss her dearly. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, kind words and sense of humour. Mary is survived by: her daughter Patricia (William) Hunter, granddaughter Tekla Hunter, sister Erika (Ed) Lazarenko, sister Anna (Bud) Giesbrecht and brother-in-law Robert (Christina) Rieter and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by: her husband Steve Blonsky Nov. 13, 2006; her sister Christina Rieter on April 22, 2004; her father Josef Jelinek on July 21, 2002; and her mother Katharina Jelinek on Nov. 9, 2001. As per Mary’s request there will be no funeral or memorial service. Memorial contributions may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
Rene Brulotte, the fourth child of Emilienne Fortier and Emile Brulotte, was born July 10, 1943, in Girouxville, Alta., and passed away in Girouxville Dec. 6, 2008, at the age of 65 years. Rene attended school in Girouxville, Guy and the Falher college. After school he started working for farmers from spring to fall and in lumber camps in winter. In 1964 he got a homestead and married Henriette Valiquette in 1971; they had a son, Dwayne. They then moved to Beaverlodge and Sexsmith where Rene worked for United Grain Growers. They moved back to Girouxville in 1974 where Rene worked for Falher Alfalfa. At this time a daughter, Lisa, was born. In 1980, Rene started working for Alberta Transportation, La Prairie Group for 27 years. For Rene, growing up on the farm was a daily adventure, often leading him into challenging, mischievous endeavors that warranted him dire consequences. And it’s not just a coincidence he was nicknamed the fire chief. He was a party clown with a good sense of humour and loved to tease anybody who crossed his path. It could be an elderly at the villa, a child, his sisters or his coffee shop buddies. He had a great love for the outdoors, where you could find him hunting, fishing, trapping, quadding or snowmobiling with his beloved children and grandchildren, whom he lived for and loved very much. You could also find him in the kitchen perfecting his cooking skills by adding his secret ingredients to his delicious moose meat pies or grilling moose steaks on an open fire at the lake. Throughout his life he remained a loyal, trusted friend, a loving father and grandfather, son and brother. He was a simple man, with simple pleasures and a big heart. We will miss this humble man. Rene is survived by: his son, Dwayne (Monique); his daughter, Lisa (Mike) Gordon; grandchildren Wade and Alexis Brulotte, Sarah and Amy Gordon; his mother, Emilienne; three brothers and two sisters. He was predeceased by: his granddaughter Caitlin; his father, Emile; and nephew, Hector. The funeral for Rene Brulotte was held Dec. 12, 2008 in Notre Dame de Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Girouxville, with Father Charles Lavoie officiating. Cremation followed with interment at a later date.
On Sept. 29, 2008, Vivian Bruneau, a resident of High Prairie, passed away in High Prairie, at the age of 49 years. She is survived by her loving family: her husband, Richard Bruneau; children Gavin (Shirley) Bruneau, Laura (Nick) Lepine, Doris (Sam) Efford, and Andy Bruneau; and grandchildren Courtney Efford, Sarah Bruneau, Rylan Efford, Kevin Bruneau and Mary-Jane. Memorial services were held from St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in High Prairie, Saturday, Oct. 4, at 2:00 p.m. with Father Tony Chakkunga officiating. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society as expression of sympathy.
On July 18, 2010, Olga Margaret Capp, a long-time resident of High Prairie, passed away at the age of 89 years.
Olga is survived by: her son, David (Joan) Capp and grandson Steven; her daughter Diane (Donald) Hawn and granddaughter Danna; and nieces and nephews.
She will also be missed by her many friends and relatives.
She was predeceased by her husband, Stephen, in 1965.
In respect to her wishes there will be no funeral service. Memorial tributes may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Special thanks to all at the High Prairie Hospital who were so caring and compassionate and to everyone involved in her life.
Violet Beatrice Carpenter passed away in Sicamous, B.C. on March 7, 2009 at the age of 98 years.
She was born at Desjarlais Crossing, AB, to Charles and Anna Tillapaugh on Nov. 1, 1910. She was the fourth child in a family of eight children.
Violet will be lovingly remembered by family and friends as an inspiration to all who knew her. She was an amazing woman who cherished her family and friends.
Very much loved and an inspiration to all who knew her she leaves to mourn: one surviving sibling, Louella Farrell, of Half Moon Bay, B.C.; children Dean (Tina) Franklin, of Donalda, AB; Gladys (Don) Campbell, of High Prairie; Bill (Evelyn) Franklin, of Vernon, B.C.; Katherine Longman, of Courtney, B.C.; Gary (Erika) Carpenter, of Coleman, AB; And Suzanne Carpenter (Grady) of Sicamous; 22 grandchildren including Don and Gary Carmicheal; Dale, Brian Campbell and Rhonda Rich; Herb, Irene, Yvonne, Franklin and Marilyn Ironstand; Patricia and Shawn Franklin; Roni Mayhew; Rory and Jason Longman; Charlie, Glen, Sandi, and Gavin Carpenter; Benjamin and Bretton MacDonald; 26 great-grandchildren, two great- great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Violet was predeceased by: her first husband, Herb Franklin, in 1947; second husband, Glen Carpenter, in 1979; sons Charles Franklin in 1955, and George Franklin in 1980; grandsons Clifford Franklin and Troy Franklin.
Violet will always be remembered for her great hospitality, always ready with a pot of homemade soup and her famous bread and cinnamon buns, for anyone who entered her home. We will all truly miss her.
As Violet was a long-time resident of the Enilda and High Prairie area, it was her wish to be brought back to High Prairie for interment. The family will have a time of fellowship and sharing of memories on May 23, at 2 p.m. in the Enilda Hall. A celebration of Violet’s life will be held in Sicamous July 4.
In lieu of flowers, friends who desire may make a memorial donation directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Carson Russell Chemerinski
Carson Russell Chemerinski passed away at the High Prairie Hospital on Dec. 8, 2001, at the age of 84 years.
Carson was born on April 29, 1917 to William and Julie Chemerinski of High Prairie. Carson, following school, served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II. Upon returning home from service, Carson established a small lumber business on his family's farm. He operated his sawmill until 1950, when he and his wife Anne decided to purchase farmland and engage in the agricultural field. Carson, with the help of his son-in-law Calvin, was able to farm until his death.
The lumber for the first Legion Hall in High Prairie was made and donated by Carson from his sawmill. Over the years Carson volunteered in the community and was active in the Royal Canadian Legion, Masonic Lodge and served as a supply officer for the Air Cadets.
Carson leaves to mourn: his wife Anne; daughter Susan and husband Calvin Richter; two grandchildren, Dean and Kevin; daughter Linda and husband Dave Loiekreck of Edmonton; daughter Christina of Bahrain; and son Bill and grandchild William of Houston, Texas; and one sister, Olga Capp of High Prairie.
The funeral for Carson was held at the High Prairie Legion Hall on Dec. 11, 2001 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Roy Dickson officiating. The eulogist was Bill Cherniak. Pallbearers were Alex Coyne, Bill Stecik, Garry Basarab, Dick Hansen, Tom McNabb and Richard Kocon. The Honour Guard was supplied by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 37. Cremation followed.
Lucretia Evelyn Clark
Lucretia (Reta) Evelyn Clark passed away Feb. 8, 2010, six days shy of 91 years of age with her family by her side in the High Prairie Hospital.
Reta, the third child of Robert and Abigail Norman, was born Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1919 in Redvers Sask. She lived a full and complete life, always steadfast in her faith in God and a ready friend to so many people.
Reta and William (Bill) Clark, were married in 1937. Their daughter, Margaret Ellen, was born in 1942, followed by Shirley Ann in 1946.
Reta was a self-taught seamstress, made coats, suits, kid’s clothes, wedding dresses and more, both for family, friends and herself. Reta was skilled at embroidering, crocheting and knitting. She did scrapbooking before scrapbooking was popular.
When Reta lived in the Little Smoky District she taught Sunday School for eight years in a log school house. Later, when they moved to High Prairie, Reta taught Sunday School for four years at St Mark’s Anglican Church.
There was always something to do for others in Reta’s life. As leader of the Anglican Girls Auxiliary for ages 13-18, or leader of the Anglican Girls Auxiliary for ages 6-12, there was plenty to do. As sewing secretary of the Anglican W.A. High Prairie, Reta was in charge of sewing and knitting for the annual Fall Bazaar, and also for sending knitted mitts and hand-made pajamas to Native Reserves.
Reta was Anglican W.A. president for four years. Naturally caring and selfless, when mothers would have to go into the hospital, or needed a holiday, Reta would take care of their babies for them.
Reta and Bill loved to sing and yodel. She also played acoustic and Hawaiian guitar and the fiddle. The house resounded to their music. She enjoyed taking part in the Hymn Sing at Pleasantview Lodge and J.B. Wood Nursing Home. She worked at the Boyt’s Department Store, where she spent 21 years before retiring. Always willing to help others, Reta took the training and then served two years helping on the Crisis Line.
Reta kept her unwavering faith in God, which she would draw strength from all the days of her life. Bishop Gary Wolsey licenced Reta as a Lay Administrant to help administer Holy Communion in this church of St. Mark’s in High Prairie. Reta attended St. Mark’s Anglican Church in High Prairie continuously for a period of 61 years, only ever missing when she was away visiting family and friends, or when she was not well.
With her infectious smile and her big heart Reta was well liked by so many people. She was a gracious and classy lady, who was loved dearly by her family. Reta will be sorely missed.
As she stands before the throne of God I am sure she will hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
The funeral was held at St. Mark’s Church in High Prairie Feb. 12, 2010, with Rev. Joan Schellenberger officiating.
Internment followed at St. Mark’s Cemetery in High Prairie.
Reta is survived by daughters Margaret (Matt) Zahacy; Shirley (Russell) Fjeld; grandson Curtis (Joyce) Zahacy; grandson Kelsey (Rae-Anne) Fjeld; great grandchildren Collyn, Gayla, Justyn, Amber, Gracelynn; great-great grandson Zachariah; sister Jessie 0’Dell and brother Elmer (Ellen) Norman; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Reta was predeceased by her sister Margaret and brother John in 1922; father in 1946; husband Bill in 1968; her mother in 1979; brother Robert in 1998; great granddaughter Erica in 1997; grandson Darren in 2000; sister- in-law Nina in 2000 and brother-in-law Fred in 2005.
Clay Klassen, resident of Joussard, passed away Aug. 16 at the age of 29.
Clay was born May 5, 1974 in Fort Saskatchewan. He will be remembered in the area for his carpentry skills and his willingness to lend a hand to friends and family.
He is survived by his wife Katie; daughters Nicole and Julia; parents Wayne and Kim Klassen of High Prairie; and sisters Cori and Amy.
Clay was predeceased by his grandparents, Jim and Aurora Klassen of Gibbons, Alta.
The funeral for Clay was held Aug. 20 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with president Neil Forsyth officiating. Internment followed at St. Anne's Cemetery in Joussard.
Joseph F. Clayton
(March 19, 1930 - April 18, 2009)
Joseph F. Clayton passed away at the age of 79 years in the High Prairie Hospital on Saturday, April 18, 2009.
He moved his family here to the homestead near the Alder Ridge area in 1972.
He will be missed by: his wife, Betty, of 38 years; sons David, Darrell and Thomas; one grandchild, and two great grandchildren; his sister, brother, sister-in-law, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A service will be held at a later date.
Clayton Robert Fuller
1973 - 2004
CLAYTON ROBERT FULLER PASSES AWAY AT AGE 31
Clayton Robert Fuller, the first of three children, was born on April 6, 1973 in Barrhead, Alberta to Randy and Debbie Fuller and passed away May 2, 2004. Living in numerous places throughout Central and Northern Alberta as a young child, Clayton met many people. His school days began at Chipman Elementary, and then moved on to Thorhild Elementary, and lastly to High Prairie Elementary until his grade 9 year at Prairie River Jr. High school, when his family moved to Girouxville, Alberta. There, Clayton finished 9th grade at École Girouxville, the attended Georges P. Vanier in Donnelly and E.W. Pratt in High Prairie, Alberta from grades 10 to 12 for his high school years.
With his genuinely sincere personality he made plenty of friends, most of whom he still kept in touch with as an adult. This is just one of the many ways Clayton showed his devotion to people who knew him. Helping out friends and family was just part of who Clayton seemed to be. When Mom & Dad went into business for themselves in 1990, Clayton was right there to support them. Even though he was only 17 years old, he offered to invest his ideas, time and the little money he had into the business. Making it the successful little company it is today.
Marrying his high school sweetheart Jessica Cloutier on Aug. 12, 1995, Clayton was enthusiastic about starting a family in the quaint home they had fixed up together in Donnelly, Alberta. On July 19, 1996, Jessica and Clayton were blessed with a baby boy, Hayes Dale Robert. Devoting most of his spare time to Hayes was not difficult for Clayton; he truly loved the little boy he and Jessica created, and seeing Hayes model his dad in dress as well through action, it was clear that dad and son had a special bond.
Although Hayes was Clayton's primary passion, he had a lot of other extra curricular interests that he loved to perfect. Activities such as volleyball, soccer, hunting, fishing, bodybuilding, traveling and of course riding around in his white Chevy that he rebuilt himself were just some of the many things Clayton loved to do.
In May of 2002, Clayton, Jessica and Hayes moved to Whitecourt, Alberta to pursue other career opportunities and to be closer to the city. Clayton took an operator's position with Talisman Energy and then with Apache Canada until his untimely death in May of this year.
Clayton was predeceased by his grandfather, William Fuller (1996), Dale Perry (1994), and grandmother, Nellie Fuller (1983). He is survived by Hayes Fuller (son), Jessica Fuller (wife), Deb and Randy Fuller (parents), Shelley and Robert Lauzé (sister and brother-in-law), Curtis and Kim (Gervais) Fuller (brother and sister-in-law), Lauren Lauzé (niece), Justin and Dalyn Lauzé and Braden and Darian Fuller (nephews), Ardyth Perry (grandmother), Elda Glover (great-grandmother), and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
We want to express our deepest appreciation for all of the friends and family who sent their condolences during our time of sadness and grief.
Thank you so much for expressing your love through flowers, cards, food and money for Hayes' trust fund.
In recognition to Cheryl Howells guitarist and vocalist for the service music and to Rev Roy Dickson, your words of encouragement and comfort during the service are met with much welcome and peace.
With gratitude to Corey and Morley Perry-Eulogy readers, Stephan Garandreader, Hayes Fuller-honorary pallbearer, Kerdessa, Jarret, Tyler and Darcy Perry, Terilee Strynadka and Cody Adams - pallbearers honoring Clayton's life with us.
Thank you to the women who prepared the lunch and for taking care of the clean up afterwards and to Brent Long of the Chapel of Memories-High Prairie.
Words cannot express how grateful we are.
The Fuller, Lauzé and Perry families