Marguerite (Margo) Brulotte
1919 - 2008
Marguerite Mary (Margo) Brulotte was born in Malta, Montana July 20, 1919 and passed away in her sleep Jan. 26 at the age of 88 years. Margo was the youngest of four children born to Antonin and Madeleine Janelle. Her parents, Papere and Mamere, were farmers. While in Montana, Mamere had been corresponding with a priest in Donnelly, who told them about the abundance of land available for homesteading in that northern Alberta area. The family moved to Donnelly where Papere took up a homestead and became a farmer. On Oct. 26, 1938, Margo married Thomas Ernest (Ernie) Brulotte. Ernie was the oldest son of Francois (Frank) and Amanda Brulotte, a large French Canadian family, from Guy. Ernie and Margo spent many years setting up tie camps around Kenzie and Kathleen, making railroad ties as well as sawing lumber. The forest industry called, so Ernie and Margo moved with their young family to the Slave lake area where Ernie built sawmills and operated lumber camps. Margo was busy with the family, cooking for camp crews, canning, sewing and home schooling the oldest children. Margo was known everywhere as a great cook. Sometimes, at Swanson lumber camps, Margo cooked all the meals for over 200 men. She also baked the bread, made the pies and buckets of cookies and doughnuts. In 1950, the family moved to the High Prairie area where they took up a homestead in Gilwood and put down deep roots. The children were bused to school in High Prairie. Upon their arrival home, the children were often welcomed with the wonderful, fragrant smells of fresh-baked bread, home-baked beans, moose burgers, doughnuts, or dad’s favourite raisin pie. There was always room for one more at the table. When unexpected company arrived, Margo would put another cup of water in the soup or more dumplings in the stew. Margo was a happy person. While she baked or did her household chores she hummed, whistled or sang Don’t’ Fence Me In, Bluebird on your Windowsill and many other favourite songs of that era. Margo was the original multi-tasker. In addition to raising the children, cooking, cleaning, canning and helping with homework, she sewed most of the family’s clothing, including coats, parkas, blouses, jeans, shirts, dresses and sun bonnets. While Ernie cared for the family on the farm - and to supplement the farm income - Margo was sometimes at Aggie cooking for a large number of workers at Swanson’s planer and sawmill. With the difficulties of making a good living on the farm, the family moved to High Prairie where Ernie worked for Frank O’Brien. Margo was the always cheerful main cook at Alma’s Café and later was the camp cook for Frank O’Brien. Margo loved writing poetry. Many times at Aggie she would exchange poems with John, the bull cook, or Smitty. Ernie and Margo loved fishing. The family has fond memories or fishing trips to the Grouard area. Margo canned umpteen jars of fish for the family’s enjoyment over the winter. In later years, Ernie and Margo loved salmon fishing in the Kitimat, B.C. area or fishing at Shaw’s Point. The photos prove the big ones didn’t always get away. Ernie and Margo raised seven children: Louise, Raymond, Annette, Yvonne, Lawrence, Leonard and June. Ernie passed away suddenly Feb. 26, 1985. Margo kept herself busy with family, traveling, bowling, floor curling and many, many card playing trips with the Golden Age Club. Margo loved to play cards. When visiting her, friends and family would burn lots of midnight oil paying gin rummy, cribbage or other favourite card games. Margo also loved gardening. She always had a huge garden and she shared the produce and raspberries with family and friends. When the yard and garden got too much for Margo to handle, she sold the family home and moved into Pleasantview Lodge. Margo was happy there. If you couldn’t find her in her room, she was playing cribbage with friends. She loved watching TV game shows, curling on TV - especially the Tournament of Hearts. She loved to knit - she was a whiz at knitting - all of the family has an afghan that Margo made especially for them. The family has also received a good supply of knitted dishcloths. The girls will always treasure the scarves Margo made for them. Margo loved making crafts. She was especially fond of the time she spent with her niece, Sally, making ‘Archibald, the Walking Stork’. Everyone had a lot of laughs together over that goofy bird. She was also a rock hound. Margo found it very difficult to go for a walk without picking up at least one “special rock” to add to her collection. It’s a habit much of the family has inherited. Margo loved spending time with her family. She had a very special relationship with her many grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Margo is survived by: her sister, Albertine Jaworski, 92, of Port Alberni, B.C.; her children Louise (Joe) Zahacy, Annette (Gary) Ree- der, Yvonne (Dereck) Larsen, Lawrence (Sandy) Brulotte, Leonard (Marie) Bru- lotte, and June Brulotte-Seutter; her sisters-in-laws, Josephine and Claire; brother-in-law Del- phis Brulotte; 18 grandchildren and their families; 27 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and their families; and many, many friends. Margo was predeceased by: her parents, Antonin and Madelaine Janelle; her husband, Ernie; her brother, John Janelle; her sister, Suzanne; her son, Raymond; and her infant daughter, Evelyn.
Clara Vina Carifelle
1940 - 2007
Clara Vina Carifelle was born Nov. 11, 1940 in Grouard and passed away Nov. 28, 2007, at the age of 67 years. Her parents were Agnes Johnston and Sam Capot. Clara was raised by her maternal grandparents, Maria and Jamie Belcourt. Her childhood was spent in the areas known as Kapown (Grouard) and Duck Lake (Peavine). At the age of 16, Clara married Jim Carifelle, of Peavine. Clara and Jim spent a lot of time together hunting, berry picking, fishing and looking after her grandparents. They had seven children, which they raised in the Peavine and High Prairie areas. Clara and Jim separated in the 1970s and Clara moved to Edmonton, where she took adult upgrading classes so she could improve her reading skills. Clara took great pride in being able to get from one end of the city to the other on her own. While in Edmonton, Clara spent some time volunteering in nursing homes where she knew people. She enjoyed her independence and lived in Edmonton for many years. Throughout her life Clara always kept herself busy. She enjoyed bingo and social functions, especially where she could get dressed up and go dancing. Clara also kept herself busy with crafts. Crochet was her favourite. Clara had many friends whom she enjoyed visiting with on the phone. As she got older and less busy, this became her life line. When Clara’s health began to decline she decided to move back to the area to be closer to her family. Clara took great pride in the many grandchildren and great-grand children she had. In May 2007 Clara’s health took a turn for the worse. She was rushed to the University Hospital in Edmonton with complete kidney failure. Clara refused to take dialysis and opted for an experimental drug instead. Slowly, her kidneys began to function again. Clara spent her summer in the High Prairie Hospital getting healthier and stronger. She was determined to get out of the hospital and in September she returned to Peavine. On Nov. 18, 2007, Clara was rushed once again to the hospital in grave health. She passed away Nov. 28, 2007, in High Prairie with her family by her side. She was 67 years old. Clara leaves to mourn: six children including Ken Carifelle, Marlene Carifelle, Sharon Carifelle and Reggie Carifelle, all of Peavine; Linda Maure of High Prairie; and Alvin Carifelle of Bradford, Ont.; two sisters, Brenda Peterson of Enilda and Yvonne Johnston of Edmonton; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grand children. A legacy to be proud of! She was predeceased by: her parents, Agnes Johnston and Sam Capot; grandparents Maria and Jamie Belcourt; one brother, Edward Johnston; two sisters, Violet and Debbie Johnston; her husband, Jim Carifelle; and one daughter, Josephine Carifelle. The funeral for Clara was held Dec. 3, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in High Prairie with Father Tony Chakkunga V.C., officiating. The cross bearer was Joshua St. Cyr, the eulogist Brenda Peterson and readers were Amy Norquay and Kathryn Lainchbury. Pallbearers were Sandy Carifelle, Ken Carifelle, Kevin Mearon, Clifford Jr. Carifelle, Dwayne Willier and Craig Letendre. Honourary pallbearers were Marina Carifelle, Gloria Noskey, Evelyn Carifelle, Madeline Gauchier, Flora Mearon and Theresa Belcourt. Internment followed at Peavine Community Cemetery.
1924 - 2007
Muriel Carson was born on Sept. 28, 1924 and passed away on Aug. 13, 2007 at the age of 82 years. Muriel was born on her family farm near Conquest, Sask. and was the fifth child of Joseph and Ethel Sibbald. All her school years were spent in Conquest. After Grade 12 she attended St. Paul’s School of Nursing in Saskatoon, graduating as an R.N. in 1947. Muriel met her future husband while in training and married Malcolm (Mac) Carson on May 8, 1948. They moved to High Prairie and a few years later bought farmland in Sunset House where they farmed for nearly 30 years. After retiring, they spent a number of years traveling and settled for a time in the Okanagan before returning to Alberta. Muriel spent the last year visiting family and friends while fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She had a positive attitude until the end. Her family will remember her as a kind, wonderful woman with a great sense of humour. She will be missed more than words can express. She was a loving mother, compassionate nurse, avid golfer and gardener and loved to read. She is survived by: her children, Wendy Wilburn (Dan), Louise Potter (Al Smyth), Rick Carson (Jennifer); seven grandchildren including Jennifer Peterson (Brad), Brent Wilburn (Vicki), Jason Potter (Diana), Rick Potter (Julie), James Potter (Shelley), Jessica Carson (Yatin), and Alyssa Carson (Made). She is also survived by her sister-in-laws Gwen Carson, Lea Carson and Olive Sibbald. Muriel was predeceased by her husband, Mac, and son Jimmy. At Muriel’s request there was no funeral. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Charles John Keay
1955 - 2005
It is with deepest sorrow and much heartbreak that we announce the passing of our beloved brother and uncle, Charles John Keay, on Saturday, March 19, at the age of 49 years.
Charles, formerly of High Prairie and residing in Slave Lake, and was born Aug. 5, 1955 and passed away on March 19, 2005.
Charles will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by: his sister Ellen Keay; twin sister Carol (Peter); a very special niece, Catherine, and a nephew, Jonathan; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, co-workers and students.
Charles was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Doris Keay.
Charles will be remembered for his kind, caring, generous nature, offbeat sense of humour, his passion for teaching and his love for his family.
To celebrate his life, a memorial service will be held at C.J. Schurter School in Slave Lake, April 16 at 3 p.m.
1987 - 2006
Edgar Joseph Cloutier, also known as ‘Papoose’, was born in Edmonton on July 21, 1987 and passed away Jan. 24, 2006.
For a short time God loaned us an angel who was a happy, friendly, carefree, loving young man who could always be seen grinning from ear to ear or with a big smile on his face. His infectious laugh could always get those around him wondering what was on his mind and make you laugh no matter what was going on.
One of his most memorable attributes was sitting quietly as if he was in a daze, biting his nails which he had very little of. His carefree attitude toward life allowed him to always be willing to try different things.
Like most teenagers, Ed enjoyed listening to music such as Easy E, Tupac, Eminem and some classics like Tom Petty and ‘70s retro. Another favorite pasttime for Ed was chillin’ with the bros and spending time with his girlfriend, Jennifer Nichols, whom he had planned on moving to Edmonton with after graduation.
Ed’s main goal in life was to graduate from E.W. Pratt where he was attending school. He was well on his way to his goal as he was to graduate this year with his cousin, D.J. (Dale Cloutier Jr.) and girlfriend, Jennifer Nichols.
Ed’s aunts and uncles remember him always getting his way by talking to them in a soft, baby voice. His first words would be ‘Auntie’ or ‘Uncle’ before he’d start a conversation. In other words, he knew how to get his way even with his stubborn aunties.
Ed had many friends in Edmonton, Boyle, Grouard, High Prairie and surrounding area.
One of the best aspects of Ed’s character was that he was never too proud to show affection. He always kissed his mother and told her he loved her before they parted. So, in memory of him; grandparents, parents and family relatives and friends, never forget to tell your loved ones how much you love them as we are all here on borrowed time.
The funeral mass was held at St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church in Grouard on Jan. 30, 2006.
Andrew Narcisse Cotterhill
1936 - 2008
Andrew Narcisse Cotterhill was born on Dec. 16, 1936 and passed away in the presence of his family in Grande Prairie from cancer on Jan. 16, 2008, at the age of 71 years. Andre leaves to mourn: his wife of 44 years, Germaine; daughter Wendy (Brent), son Michael (Wendy) and son Brian; as well as grandchildren Chad, Branden, Andre, Aleisha, Cameron and Justin.
Georgia Esther Cranston
1918 - 2007
I, Georgia Esther Cranston, was born Dec. 23, 1918 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. I was the daughter of the late Lawrence J. Rhodes and the late Esther (McCombs) Rhodes. I grew up on a farm in Galia County, Ohio and was the oldest daughter with eight siblings. Mom was often raising us kids alone as Dad worked away from home. So my responsibilities started at a young age. I had a Grade 8 education and learned from a lot of hard knocks. Being raised on the farm, I learned how to make butter, can fruits and vegetables, plough and disk the ground, milk the cows, feed the sheep, slop the pigs, and feed the chickens. There was much to learn about farm life. I was brought up in a Christian home. Mom always brought all nine of us children to church. I was always proud of her for that. The greatest moment in my life was when I was 14 and I gave my life to Jesus. I want my family and friends to know that Jesus is alive. On July 17, 1936, at 17 years of age, I met and married Herman Fierbaugh of Gallipolis, Ohio. Our only child, Nina Marie, was born on Sept. 20, 1937. I was predeceased by Herman Fierbaugh in 1990. I remarried in 1950 to a preacher, Isaac Monroe Stout Sr., and moved to Canada with him. My daughter, Nine Marie Fierbaugh, came with me. She was 13 years old. Our son, Isaiah Mark Stout, was born Jan. 30, 1953. In September 1953 Nina Marie married my husband’s grandson, Ohlen Neill Stout. I never regretted coming to Canada; it’s a beautiful place to live, although I wish I could have spent more time with my brothers and sisters. Since coming to Canada in 1950 I have lost my Mom and Dad, three brothers and two sisters. I loved them very much and miss them. A significant accomplishment in my life was driving a 1936 Plymouth from Ohio to High Prairie. When we crossed the line at Emmerson I was in Canada, I was real excited. I loved to work, sing and do what I could to help others. I loved my work at all places I was happy working. I loved helping people. I cleaned the battleships during the Second World War and ran a boarding house and cared for foster children. I worked in Holzer Hospital, USA, for 10 years, the High Prairie Hospital for 10 years and Stony Plain and Spruce Grove High School for eight years. I’ve done thousands of other little things including being a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and great great great grandmother. Some of my fondest memories include those of my mother. She was a school teacher and she ran for clerk of the courts in Gallipolis, Ohio. but missed being elected by one vote. What a happy time it was when I took my children to Ohio to see my Mom and Dad. I loved July 4 in Ohio; we always had a great program and dinner in the park. I loved going to see my children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and great great great grand children. They are all precious in my life. I loved getting together for the holidays and listening to the music my family played, and playing horseshoes with my son-in-law. Some of the things I enjoyed doing included horseshoes, skating, bowling, floor curling, all sports, embroidery and making quilts, gardening and flowers. My favourite place was home. My favourite things included my Bible, my home, my children, my friends, my happiness and yours. If I could live life over I’d live closer to my Lord, read His word more and walk in His footsteps. I’d try to meet the needs of others and help where I could. I’d spend more time with my children, pray more and sing more. I want my family to remember a loving heart - a gentle hand, a helping spirit - an ever-loving Mother. Remember me for my loving and kind ways. As a loving Mother and Step-mother, I was always ready to help when I could. A mother who loved her home, her family and her friends, with a kind word for everyone. I loved my stepchildren and their children. I was a mother who prayed for them every day, who wanted them to love and believe in Jesus Christ our Loving Saviour; I wanted them to give their hearts to Him and meet me in heaven where the roses never fade, where tears are never shed and sorrow is never known. I love you all. For my children: I love you very, very much. I missed you when I wasn’t with you. I raised you to the best of my ability. I prayed for you when you were sick or had done something wrong. The Lord blessed you and you grew up to be very precious to me. You served the Lord which makes me very happy. I want to meet you both in heaven, where there is no more parting, no more sorrow, no more worry, just to be with Jesus makes my heart flutter, just to think of it. Up there we will meet Jesus face to face, walk on golden streets, dance in the spirit, hold Jesus by the hand and He will Lead us through glory land. What a time we will have. Meet me there. In closing, a final message for my family and friends. Don’t grieve for me, I’m just away. Prepare to meet me some happy day. I’ve loved you all. Till we meet again. Farewell! Georgia leaves the family with quite a legacy. She lived a life of service to others. “L” stands for the love you have shown us. “E” stands for the endurance to run the race you have taught us. “G” stands for the God in us you helped us see. “A” stands for the attitude you helped us develop. “C” stands for the Christ like people you helped us become. “Y” stands for the yielding to the spirit of God you helped us reach. This is Georgia’s legacy. This is what she will be remembered for. Georgia was predeceased by Isaac Munroe Stout Sr. in 1967. She is survived by her sister, Nina Davis (Ohio), two brothers, Earl and Charlie Rhodes (Ohio), daughter Nina Marie (Neill) Stout of High Prairie, son Isaiah Mark (Grace) Stout of Sylvan Lake, Alta.; stepchildren, grandchildren, great great grandchildren, great great great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
Daniel Eugene Cardinal
? - 2005
Daniel Eugene Cardinal passed away on Dec. 23, 2005 in the High Prairie Hospital, at the age of 74 years.
Dan leaves behind: his loving companion and common-law wife, Margaret L’Hirondelle; his children, Roy, Raven, David (Candice), Dion (Honeymae), Phyllis (Vern), Joyce (Walter), Josee (Gerald), Chickee (Pat), Brenda, Hazel (Hank), J.R. (Louise); his stepchildren: Tammy, Charlie (Candy) and Marie (Derek); as well as numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Dan was predeceased by: his father, Francis, and mother, Sophie Cardinal. Also by all of his brothers and sisters; his son, Leonard; and first wife, Jean Cardinal; and his common-law wife of many years, Maureen Cardinal.
Dan leaves us all behind with a lot of good memories and stories that we will cherish forever.
We all love you dearly, Dad, and you will always be missed; we know you were strong, you were strong to the end, you tried so hard to stay with us as long as you could. Your fight was not in vain; God took you in His loving arms and saved you from all the pain.
We will be burying our Dad’s ashes on April 17 at 1 p.m. on the Sucker Creek First Nation cemetery. It will be a burial service.
Rene Stanley Dlugosz
1934 - 2007
Rene Stanley Dlugosz passed away peacefully at the High Prairie Hospital Nov. 24, 2007, at the age of 73 years. Rene was born May 10, 1934 to Andrew and Mary Dlugosz in the farming community of Forestview (Guy), Alta. His early years were spent working on the family’s farm and going to Whiteland School. He married his wife, Sophie, Oct. 22, 1959. A farm of his own in the Guy area soon followed as well as two sons: Richard, born in 1965, and Roger, born in 1967. The family bought a home in High Prairie in 1970 and commuted between the home in High Prairie and the farm in Guy for many years. Rene will be remembered most for his large stature, his friendly outgoing nature and his strong work ethic. The coffee shops will seem emptier without him. The bowling league and farm auctions will miss his conversation. The farmland and the vegetable garden will miss his determined labours. Rene is survived by: his wife, Sophie; his two sons, Richard and Roger; and his brother Kizic. Rene was predeceased by: his father, Andrew, in 1973; and his mother, Mary, in 1970. The funeral for the late Rene Dlugosz was held Nov. 29, 2007, at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in High Prairie with Father Abraham Srambical officiating. The eulogist was Gayle Dlugosz, the cross bearer Victor Zesko and organist Dorothy Cowell. Pallbearers were Peter Blacha, Bob Dlugosz, Jerry Dlugosz, Kyle Lunn, Ryan Lunn and John Mycek. Interment followed in St. Guy Roman Catholic Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the High Prairie Golden Age Centre as expressions of sympathy.
(Edith) Sally Beaulac
1959 - 2005
(Edith) Sally (Beaulac) was born on April 1, 1959 at the High Prairie Health Complex and passed away May 31, 2005.
Sally was raised in Joussard on the south shore of Lesser Slave Lake. She was the second youngest of nine children. As a child she was full of fun and a willing participant in the adventures her friends and siblings would imagine. Sally loved to swim and ride a bicycle.
Sally befriended a lot of people on her journey. Such a treasured friend was Lisa Beauchamp, who shared some beautiful memories of Sally for the eulogist to read during the funeral at St. Paul's Catholic Church June 11. Thank you, Lisa.
From grade school in Joussard, Sally attended High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School and graduated in 1975. She went on to achieve a Secretarial Arts certificate at AVC, Lesser Slave Lake, Grouard, and her Early Childhood first and second year at Grande Prairie Regional College. Finally, she attained her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta.
Sally worked in 1979 in the position of secretary of Opportunity Corps. In 1981 she worked as the assistant manager at Kentucky Fried Chicken; from 1984-93 at the High Prairie Day Care; from 1993-95 she was self-employed at home day care. She went on with her education at the Grouard Sunrise University program and worked part-time as a family day home coordinator. In 2001, Sally and her family moved to Grande Prairie to complete her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta.
Afterward, Sally taught in Trout Lake and Catholic School Services in Grande Prairie. Sally had a strong work ethic. This is one of the comments from her evaluation as a student teacher: "One of Sally's strengths is her heart for children. She demonstrates this strength in her rapport with the students. She was quick to learn their names and had a real sense of their needs and of them as individuals. Sally would visualize what the lesson plans would be like and make predictions about what questions the children might ask and what parts they might have difficulty with, which made lessons successful."
Needless to say, Sally fulfilled the requirements of the course and all other responsibilities quite effectively. This is only a glimpse of a classroom experience. Many other comments are positive and exceptional. Many co-workers can attest to how wonderful she was.
Sally loved to cook and you could taste it in her food.
Most of all, she loved her only son, Tyler Maurice Henry Beaulac, who was born May 11, 1988.
Sally was married to Robert (Bob) Beaulac. They were together for 19 years.
Only positive things were said by the people who crossed paths with her. She was a dynamic woman with Spirit. She traveled to Belize, Mexico, Hawaii and other tourist places within Canada.
Beyond our choices, Sally was called home by the Creator to live a life free of pain, sorrow and aloneness. We will cradle you in our hearts until we see each other again. Love, your sister, Verna. From the 46 years we have known her we will have treasured memories.
Sally is survived by: her son, Tyler Maurice Henry Beaulac; niece Andrea Willier-L'Hirondelle; sisters Hazel Miron (Dan), Verna Wittigo, Lillian Basarab (Ted), Beatrice Bruce (Ian), Bertha Willier (Joe) and Dorothy Calliou; brothers Gerald Willier (Denise), Hector Willier and families.
She was predeceased by: her father, Henry Willier; her mother, Mary Willier; sister Annette Willier; brothers Roger Willier, Frank Cardinal; and great-nephew Denny Lauck.
Edward Laurence Gully
1910 - 2006
Edward Laurence Gully, also known as Papoo, was born June 21, 1910 in Grouard to Edwin and Marie Rose Gully.
In his 20s he was a commercial fisherman on Lesser Slave Lake. He helped build and sail a raft up the Peace River with friend Mike Krutko. He also rode the rails in the 1930s finding work daily wherever he went.
Enlisting in the Army in Edmonton in 1941, Ed served with the Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He saw action in Belgium and France. He was wounded in Caen and recovered in England before returning to active duty. He was a member of the liberation forces of Holland. After the war, he worked for the City of Vancouver Water Works and later the National Defence. He returned to commercial fishing on the West Coast on his gill-netter Kip in the 1960s and moved to Nanaimo in 1971.
Retirement found Ed and his beloved wife, Dorothy, migrating south with the snowbirds to Arizona and Mexico every year from 1986 until Dorothy’s health failed in 1998.
He was a long-standing member of Branch 10 Royal Canadian Legion as well as the NDP.
Ed finally rested in his easy chair until his passing April 20, 2006, at home.
A genuine and decent man, he chose integrity over opportunity. He had an infectious laugh and a love of children. He kept up with news of his family and the world to his last day.
Ed is lovingly survived by: brother Robert Ermoff, of Edmonton; sister Annie Sloat of Faust; his children Wally of Prince Rupert, John (Julie) of Merritt, Sharon (Burt) of Chilliwack, stepchildren Patsy, Kerry and Lyle of Vancouver, Brian (Mary) of Quesnel, Brent (Penny) of Lac La Biche, Gene (Patty) and Trellis (Ashley) of Nanaimo; 23 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; numerous cousins, nephews and nieces including Sharon and Shelly of Nanaimo and his buddy Elva.
Ed was predeceased by: his wife, Dorothy, in 2002; siblings George Ermoff, James Ermoff, Gladys Belcher and Eileen Pierce; daughter Ellen Ogilvie; grandson Shannon Craig; and granddaughter Debra Graham.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on April, 28 at First Memorial Chapel, 1720 Bowers Road, Nanaimo with Fred Massey officiating. Interment followed at Cedar Valley Memorial Field of Honour.
Donations to Variety, the Children’s Charity or to a charity of your choice are welcomed.
Kwandell Allan Ferguson
1991 - 2007
Kwandell Allan Ferguson was born on March 31, 1991 in Grande Prairie to Dwayne and Raevonne Lamouche. A former resident of High Prairie, Kwandell was currently living in Edmonton with his Kookum and Grandpa, sister and mother. He leaves to mourn in passing: his mother, Raevonne; sister Kwanita; Kookum Madeline; Grandpa Allan; his Grandpa Phillip Lamouche; little Grandmother Mary Capot; aunties Olga, Kathy and Peggy; uncles Vern, Phillip Jr. and many other uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Dwayne Lamouche, in June 2005.