January 2, 1940 — February 20, 2010
It is with great sadness that the family of Louis Galarneau announces his passing at 70 years. He is survived by his loving children Stacey (Mike), Ward, Mark (Candace) and Robert (Kim); five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother Maurice (Donna) Galarneau, sister Leonore Galarneau, extended family and friends. Louis was predeceased by his wife of 45 years Rose (Queen Bee). A Memorial sErvice will be held on February 26, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church (7508–29 Avenue, Edmonton). A private family inurnment will be held the following day. In lieu of flowers, donations in Louis’s memory can be made to the Cross Cancer Institute.
WESOLOSKY, Josephine (Nee; DEDIO)
On February 15, 2010, Mrs. Josephine Wesolosky of Leduc, went home to be with her Lord at the age of 94. She is survived by three daughters and one son: Doris (Lawrence) Rumak of Millet, Arlene (Peter) Welychka of Edmonton, Virginia (Peter) Makarus of St. Paul, Ray (Sharon) Weslosky of Calmar; thirteen grandchildren, Dianne (John) Jarosz, Rodney Rumak, Karen Marechal, Coreen (Wayne) Lebid, Richard (Heather) Rumak, Lorette Warkentin, Donna (Wayne) Burma, Charmaine (Kelvin) Meilicke, Lyndon (Wendie) Makarus, Nadine (Jamie) Burdon, Randall (Catherine) Makarus, Sharlotte Weslosky, Sheldon (Charlene) Weslosky; nineteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; two brothers Mike and Joe Dedio; and two sisters Francis, Helen (Alex) Tymos; also numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Nick in 1991; her parents Anton and Mary; two brothers Peter and Walter; two sisters Cora and Anne. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Mill Creek Christian Assembly, 8928 83 Avenue, Edmonton, AB. Reverend Steve Holomis will be officiating. Interment has taken place. If desired, donations may be made to Mill Creek Assembly Building Fund.
LACASSE, Marie-Rose Anne-Marie
Suddenly on Saturday, February 20, 2010, Mrs. Marie-Rose Lacasse of Spedden passed away at the age of 66 years. Marie-Rose is lovingly remembered by her husband of 46 years Edgar; three daughters; Sylvie (Ian) Rosentreter, Lyndia Lacasse, Nathalie Lacasse; all of Edmonton; seven grandchildren: Crystal (Matt), Tara, Angela, Lindsay, Shayne, Chancy, Joshua; four great-grandchildren: Hayden, Alex, Darian, Logan. Marie-Rose is survived by her siblings: Francoise, Claude (Lissette), Evelyne (Piere), Yvonette (Clement), Roger, Louisette, Jean-Louis (Pauline) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Marie-Rose was predeceased by her parents Marie Ange and Francois Murray, sisters Solange and Janeau, and one brother in infancy. A Visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2010 between 7:00–9:00 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Service (5311–91 Street, Edmonton) A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Thomas d’Aquin Catholic Parrish (8410–89 Street). If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Edmonton Humane Society (13620–163 Street Edmonton, AB, T5V 0B2.
May 7, 1921– February 20, 2010
Herb passed away peacefully at home after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. He met this challenge head on, just as he did everything in life. He is survived by Marsha, his loving wife of nearly 63 years, his beloved son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Jerry and Lynn Long and his treasured grandson and golfing buddy, Christopher, his long time pal and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Michael and Bernice Kvasnak and family of Prince Albert, SK. Also cousins, Anne Marie Toquet and family in France, Charlotte Suttle and partner Michael Shinner and Henry and Marg Baldry in England. Herb was born in Yorkshire, England. He then came to Canada with his parents, Alfred and Rose and brother Alfred who have predeceased him. A man of strong principle, Herb had a generous heart and was a total family man. He was proud to have served his country for six years in the Royal Regina Rifles and three years in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He retired after 35 years as a Locomotive Engineer in Prince Albert, and then ran the train in Stanley Park in Vancouver for six years. He then moved to Edmonton to be with his family. He loved golfing and is well known at Country-Side. He was a man of great talents and a wonderful sense of humor. We have so many people to thank: Dr. Trent Dusang, Trish and Don Bayne, Arlene Jennings, Jerry Finley and the Grey Nuns palliative home care and not the least, our own family. One day we will walk hand in hand again my love. Reverend Audrey Brooks will be officiating at a private family service and cremation. At a later date, there will be a memorial service and interment in the Military Cemetery in Prince Albert, SK.
KOKOTILO, George John
(April 16, 1917 — February 20, 2010)
Devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather went to be with his Lord on February 20, 2010 at the Grey Nun’s Hospital after a brief illness. He leaves his wife, Cathy (66 years), only child, Joyce (and Lyle) Johnson, grandchildren, Gina (and Kevin) Heidebrecht, Chad (and Jennifer) Johnson and great-grandson, George, brother, Bill (and Elizabeth) Kokotilo, sister, Sally (and Bill) Martin and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. We express our heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses at Unit 54 at the Grey Nuns Hospital for their compassionate care of George during his time at the hospital. George’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service at Beulah Alliance Church, 17504-98A Avenue at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2010.
WESTMACOTT, Reverend Maurice
On February 15, 2010 Reverend Maurice Westmacott went to be with his Lord and Saviour at the age of 95 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his children: Merla (Vaughn) Johnstone of Milton, ON, Clare (Carole) Westmacott of Canmore, AB, Brenda (Glen) McDowell of Edmonton, AB; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, as well as many relatives and friends; step-daughters: Jeanne (Joe) O’Connell, Tricia (Keith) Haase, Judy (Chuck) Robinson, nine step-grandchildren and eleven step-great-grandchildren, all of the United States. Predeased by his first wife Vera in 1975 and by his second wife Eleanor in 1998. A Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2010 between 7:00 — 9:00 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Service (5311–91 Street, Edmonton, AB). Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at South Side Church of the Nazarene (10712–29 Avenue, Edmonton, AB). Interment will be held in Victoria, BC at a later date. Reverend Maurice Westmacott served the Church of the Nazarene in active ministry since the early 1940’s. Even in his retirement he continued to support the outreach mission programs, numerous charities, and officiating at family weddings and baby christenings until his passing. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (Canadian Food Grains Bank) Relief for Haiti, c/o South Side Church of the Nazarene.
BROWN, Charlene Diane
On February 14, 2010 Charlene Brown of Edmonton passed away suddenly at the age of 43 years. Charlene will be deeply missed by her children Leeann Brown, Brandy Mckenzie, and Shawn Brown; as well as her six grandchildren, her father Robert Brown and numerous extended family members.
TETREAULT, Joan Emily (Butchart)
November 17, 1935 — February 10, 2010
Mom passed away suddenly at the age of 74. Joan will be greatly missed by her four sons Dan (Andrea), Dave (Wendy), Bob and Greg; grandchildren Roli (Krisztina), Michelle (Mike), Dusty and Nicole; her great-granddaughters Savannah, Alannah, Tori, Meka and Dakota; her brothers Jim (Jean) and Bert (Cheryl); her nieces and nephews and large extended family. She was predeceased by her husband Romeo and her sister Lil. Special thanks to Dr. Soni and the Grey Nuns nursing staff on Station # 54. A Celebration of Mom’s life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of cards or flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Alberta SPCA at 10806–124 Street, Edmonton.
HARDY, A. Lorraine
On February 10, 2010 Lorraine Hardy passed away at the age of 75 years. Lorraine is survived by daughters Jo-Anne and Jean, sons Robert and Frank; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Lorraine is predeceased by her husband Bob and son Ken.
MIRICH, David Joseph
On Tuesday February 9, 2010 Dave Mirich of Edmonton, AB passed away at the age of 76 years. He is survived by three sons; Dr. David Mirich, Perry Mirich, and Barry Dean Mirich; four grandchildren; Matthew, Michelle, Rebecca, and Kelsey; the mother of his children Margaret and a brother Shelley. Keeping with Dave’s wishes cremation will take place and no funeral services will be held. If friends so desire, donations may be made directly to the Cross Cancer Institute (11560 University avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 1Z2).
At 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday February 9, 2010 Ella Grinde went to be with her Lord and Savior at the age of 92 years. She will be missed by her nephew Elgar (Annie) Grinde, her neice Lorna (Alain) Levesque, grand nieces and nephews; Lydia-Ann, Sarah-Joy, Elita, Matthieu, Jayanna, and Paul. Also her very close friends Mohan and Deanna Maharaj and their children Marvin (Simi) and Delene (Jonathan) and Lauren. Ella was born September 17, 1917 at Bruce, Alberta. A celebration of her life will take place Friday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Service (5311 — 91 Street, Edmonton, AB). In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Global Christian Ministries — a mission organization that reaches people world wide.
HOLMES, Marion Grace (Serbin)
Marion passed away at the Norwood Hospice on February 6, 2010. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Earl, her children Sandra and Don, her seven grandchildren, and her sister Evelyn Mayers. She was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Adella Serbin, and her brother Jack. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at McClure United Church, 13708 — 74 Street, Edmonton, followed by an inurnment service at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 16202 Fort Road at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flower please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
FAUST, Joy Irene
Loving mother, caring wife, supportive and loyal friend, Joy Irene Faust passed away in Edmonton on February 6th, 2010 with her daughter Jackie at her side. Born in Nottingham, England in 1925, Joy will be remembered for her animated storytelling, sharp wit and great sense of fun. Predeceased by her husband Jack in 1995, she will be greatly missed by her daughters Jackie Faust (Jacqueline) of Edmonton and Gerri Johannesson of Chilliwack, B.C., grandchildren Julie and Jamie (Kimberly), three great-grandchildren, and dear friends Joan and Eric Dowse and Heather Flutter. As per Joy’s request, there will be no funeral.
SMITH, William “Bill” James Leonard
In Memory of William “Bill” James Leonard Smith May 13, 1934 — March 23, 2010 Lovingly remembered by Sharon, Joyce, Lois, Hazel and their families. Predeceased by Mom, Eleanor and Dad, George. No service at Bill’s request. Bill, you were the best big brother — “See you — have a good one.”
ROSS, Gary George
Peacefully after a long battle with cancer Gary Ross of Edmonton passed away at the age of 52 years. Gary is lovingly remembered by his Wife of 20 years Moira, their daughter Abbey, his parents George and Audrey Ross, his sister Debra (Wayne) Jack, and his nephew Matt as well as numerous family and friends. Gary was an inter-provincial automotive mechanic who fulfilled his dream by purchasing the shop he worked at: Speedy Muffler on 50th Street and 23rd avenue. A Celebration of Gary’s life will be held at Serenity Funeral Service North Central Chapel (10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue) on Saturday March 27, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, Memorial donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute or St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital.
Imelda is survived by her husband, Tony and will be fondly remembered by many friends and family in Mexico. Imelda is predeceased by her parents. Visitation will take place on Sunday, March 28th, 2010 between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at Serenity funeral services, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. from Our Lady of Guadalupe, with Father Augusto Garcia PSS officiating, 11310–111 Avenue, Edmonton. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
ODEGARD, Elmer Morten (Mort)
August 8, 1937 — March 19, 2010
Mort passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 26 years Pauline; son James Odegard; daughter Koni Kiss; son Anton Nerland; stepchildren: Gwen Eleniak, Mathew Playter, Eldon Playter, Chad Courchene; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings: Alma, Joann and Ernest; numerous nieces, nephews as well as great-nieces and nephews. Mort was predeceased by his father Johan and his mother Ester. A Funeral Service will be held in Lougheed, AB on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church with Reverend Ron Hobden and Reverend Elaine Hobden officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held in Edmonton, AB on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church, 5420 — 19 A Avenue, Edmonton with Reverend Mark Hornig officiating. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the University of Alberta (Dr. Michalakis DCA Research), Department of Medicine, the Alberta Fish and Game Association or the Canadian Cancer Association.
July 8, 1917 — March 20, 2010
Cis McCracken passed away suddenly at the age of 92 years in Whispering Waters, Stony Plain, Alberta. She will be sadly missed by her loving family, two daughters, Ann of Alberta Beach, Susan (Claude) of Stony Plain, two sons, Dale (Connie) of Stony Plain, Guy (Janet) of Kamloops, BC. Ten grandchildren Colleen (Trevor), Brenda (Darrel), Dean (Karen), Judy, Ross (Debbie), Alison, Evan (Angie), Jody (Mike), Lesley (Gerry), Kristy (Kyle), fourteen great-grandchildren Bryan, Jaimy (Justin), Randy, Riley, Hailey, Cody, Landon, Colby, Kendra, Joshua, Rhys, Jenna, Jordan, Grayden, numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Jack Borthwick, second husband, Ed McCracken, parents Robert and Cissie Meadows, sister Ethel (George) Davis and son-in-law Henry Hickie. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 1:00p.m. at the Stony Plain Community Centre (5008 — 51 Avenue) Stony Plain, Alberta with Pastor Erik Parker officiating. Creamation has taken place. Memorial donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Society or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
MALINA, Erna Gerda
March 11, 1922 — March 25, 2010
Left to remember her are her beloved husband of 55 years Franz, her children: Ruth (Bob) Montgomery, Frank, Evelyn, Christine (Jim) Kelly, Kenneth, and her grandchildren: Tiara, Joel, Jonathan Malina; Leannah and Jimmy Kelly. She is also survived by Glenda Malina. Erna was predeceased by her sisters Hildegard and Traute. A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 from 7:00 — 9:00 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Service (5311–91 Street, Edmonton). Erna will be laid to rest on Thursday April 1, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at South Haven Cemetery. A Celebration of Erna’s life will be held at 1:00 pm, also on April 1, 2010 at Southside Pentecostal Assembly (2821–109 Street, Edmonton). Donations may be made to the Starehe Children’s Home (Africa) or Home of the Good Shepherd (Brazil) Cheques made payable to Southside Assembly (2821–109 Street Edmonton, Alberta, T6J-6B7).
KOTT, Alvin Wayne
October 7, 1953 — March 21, 2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alvin Wayne Kott of Edmonton, Alberta. Alvin passed away suddenly on March 21, 2010, At the age of 56. He will be fondly remembered by all that knew and loved him. He is survived by his loving companion Beverly Gladue of 14 years, by his two sons Wayne (Nicole) and Cory (Trisha). His four grandchildren, Shyann, Mavrick, Lana, Zayne. His parents; William and Phyllis Kott and siblings, Kathy (Brian) Holt, Debbie (Lorne) Heinrichs, Bev (Len) Robb, Sandra (Chris) Astrope, Lawrence (Brenda), Noreen Harrower (Dave), Darren (Lori), Kevin (Bev), sister-in-law Brenda, As well as numerous friends and relatives. Alvin was predeceased by his brother Berwyn. A Celebration of Alvin’s life will be held on Saturday, March 27 at 2:30 p.m. at Richmond Park Church 9340 69 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta. In Lieu of flowers, donations in Alvin’s memory can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association ( www.diabetes.ca ).
September 20, 1943 — March 22, 2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Harder, a husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. George passed away peacefully at the Edmonton Royal Alexandra Hospital on March 22, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. with wife Diana by his side. George was born September 20, 1943 in Hague, SK. He spent his early years installing overhead doors in Saskatoon and area. In 1979 he met Diana. They began their life’s journey together on September 7, 1979. They lived in Saskatoon until 1983 when they then moved to Hague and resided in the same house that George’s parents had for many years. They lived in Hague from 1983 to 1987 and then moved to Edmonton, AB. where he resided until his death. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour in 2009. In the last few weeks of his life George Harder shared with many family members his new love for the Lord. It was evident that George was a changed man. He faced death with confidence knowing what awaited him. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his loving wife Diana, son Joe and “adopted” son Ben. Seven sisters: Tina (John) Hildebrandt, Agatha (Peter) Dyck, Helen Harder, Susan Fox, Maria Harder, Anne (John) Peters, Marti (Bob) Neufeld; One sister-in-law Eileen. Seven brothers: Jake (Sarah) Harder, Del (Hilda) Harder, Peter (Maxine) Harder, Martin (Anne) Harder, David (Eva) Harder, Henry Harder, Marvin (Mary) Harder and numerous nephews and nieces. George was predeceased by his parents Cornelius and Agatha Harder; four brothers Bill, Don, Abe and John. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Mennonite Central Committee. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 27 at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Serenity Funeral Services, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB. Internment to follow in Hague, SK in summer.
DINGMAN, Dorothy Mae
We are sad yet we rejoice for Dorothy has run the race of life well and she is now with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Mom will be greatly missed and memories of her will be deeply cherished by her three children; Eryl (Cylena) Dingman, Sheryllyn (Eric) Quintal, Keldon (Carol) Dingman; dear daughter-in-law Marion Dingman; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, four siblings, her husband Allan and daughter Darlene. What a Reunion she will have in Heaven. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritans Purse, 20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, Alberta T3J 5H5 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Funeral services will be held at the Devon Alliance Church, (Highway 60 and Miquelon Avenue), Devon, AB on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Dallas Strangway officiating.
MORRISON, Leontina (Tina)
Loving wife of William Lyle Morrison of Edmonton passed away peacefully on March 21, 2010 at the age of 80 years. Tina is survived by her son Michael, and daughter Laurie (Chad) Frederick; eight grandchildren: Jake (Rebecca), Matt, Ian (Ada), Yolande, and Alison Frederick, Bradley Morrison, Christopher and Angela Willowby; and one great-granddaughter Nora Ann Frederick, sister Aleda Cooper and brothers Ron (Gladys) Miller and Bill (Patti) Miller. She was predeceased by two sons James and Scott; one brother Alfred Miller; two sisters Erna and Otilla (Tillie). A Memorial Service will be held at Meadowlands Baptist Church (2215–17 Street, Edmonton) at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2010.
Gertrud Huber went home to be with the Lord at the age of 88 years. Left to cherish her memory are her children; Gisela (Reinhold) Schmidt, Linda (Jack) Helbig, Fred (Erna) Huber, Elaine (Vaughn) Malcolm, Irene (Bill) Gowans, Anita (Marvin) Bonn, 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, one sister Marlene (Harold) Thompson, and many other relatives and friends. She will be dearly missed. Those wishing to pay their last respects may do so Monday, March 29 between 7:00 — 9:00 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Service (5311–91 Street, Edmonton). A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Evangelical Fellowship Church (10511–79 Avenue, Edmonton) Thank you to all the staff at Shepherd’s Care for their loving compassionate care. In lieu of flowers donations to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation (#1502, College Plaza, 8215–112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2C8) would be appreciated.
Robina (Ruby) Baker (nee Swanson), formerly of Devon, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2010, at the Stony Plain Memorial Hospital with her loving family at her side, after a proud and fruitful life of more than 100 years. Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory are her daughters Kathleen Wagner of Vancouver, Patricia (Philip) Montgomery of Devon and Alexandra (Rowland) Harrison of Calgary, her sister Margaret Bazeley of Grande Prairie, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Edmund (Ted) and her brother David Swanson. When she was 16, her family emigrated to the Peace River country from Scotland. After graduating from the University of Alberta and studying at McGill University, she pursued her distinguished teaching career, which culminated in her appointment as Principal of the Devon Elementary School. On her retirement in 1974, the school was renamed the Robina Baker Elementary School. Her legacy includes the fond and grateful memories of family, friends, colleagues and her many pupils. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the Devon Community Centre, 20 Haven Avenue, Devon, Alberta.
WALLIS, Daryl George
On Sunday, March 7, 2010, Mr. Daryl George Wallis of Wildwood, Alberta passed away at the age of 58 years. He is survived by his loving wife Alice, children Tammy, Jessie, Michael, Daryl Jr., eight grandchildren, three brothers Gordon, Wayne and Randy. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at the Wildwood Community Hall, Wildwood, Alberta at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow in the Wildwood Ladies Aid Memorial Gardens. For family information phone 780–325-3928.