LONG, Gail Anne
April 24, 1938 — November 14, 2011
On Monday, November 14, 2011, Gail Long passed away at the age of 73 years.
She is lovingly remembered by her brother Duane; children: Michelle (Dave) Pagett, Jacquie Wightman and Steven (Alana) Thorne; grandchildren: Curtis, Jesse, Jade, Nolan and Emma; extended family and friends. Gail was predeceased by her grandson, Ethan Thorne.
As per Gail’s request, no service will be held.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1200 College Plaza, 8215 — 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8.
When the midnight moon nestles in the sky
The angels dance with fire flies
We will be blessed with slumbers bliss
But this is when you’ll most be missed.
When children chase the dawn away
We’ll rise to greet the coming day
There’s life and love we all will share
But still, we’ll know that you’re not there
When the evening paints the world with dusk
And the sandman packs his bags with dust
We know you chose this day to go
As winter sighed and dropped her snow.
KEITH, Lionel John
Lionel John Keith beloved husband of Dorothy Sunde (Keith) passed away suddenly, at home, on Friday, November 18, 2011 at the age of 85 years.
Lionel was born in Kipling, Saskatchewan. For 37 years he worked for Procor Limited. starting his career, in 1954, in Regina, in The Rail car Division. He retired from his position as President/CEO of Sterling Crane in 1990. Since his retirement, Lionel has resided in Edmonton.
Lionel is survived by: his wife of over 20 years, Dorothy; four sons: Gary (Fiona), Regan (Carmen), Hugh (Anna), John (Susan) and their Mother, Lucy Lyon; his two step– children: Kent Sunde and Dawn Sunde; his grandchildren: Kirsty (Michael), Kelsey (Scott), Matthew, James, Kiana, Thomas and Gavin; his great-grandchildren: Joel, Lorelei, and Isla; his younger brother, Murray (Maureen) and numerous nephews and nieces.
He was pre-deceased by his brother; Stuart (Frona) and his sister, Marjorie (George).
A Celebration of his life will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Woodvale Community Facility and golf Club House, 4540 — 50 Street, Edmonton AB. Memorial donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
Born May 8, 1942 in Landsmeer, The Netherlands, Martina Bruinsma (Rynsburger) was called home on Friday, November 18, 2011 surrounded by her loving family.
Martina will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 50 years, Herman; her daughter Lorena (Alfred); her sons Carson (Deborah) and Andrew John (Lenore); six grandchildren: Ashley, Dylan, Austin, Evan, Emily and Jennifer. Martina is also survived by her brother Pete (Ann); sisters Nelly (Gerald) and Pryna (Ed) as well as numerous other family and dear friends. She is also predeceased by her parents Andries and Maria Rynsburger.
A Celebration of Martina’s life will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Hope Christian Reformed Church, Highway 16 at Highway 779, Stony Plain.
A very special thank you to the staff at the University of Alberta Mazankowski Heart Institute and the ICC Unit at the Misericordia Community Hospital for all their care and dedication.
In lieu of flowers Memorial Donations may be made to the University Hospital Foundation — The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, 8440 — 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2B7.
On Thursday, November 17, 2011, Herbert Fritz of Edmonton passed away at the age
of 83 years.
Herbert is survived by his loving family: wife of 57 years, Lydia; one son, Joe (Karen); one daughter, Judy (Brad) Rode; ten grandchildren; four sisters and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at Central Baptist Church, 9419–95 Street, NW, Edmonton, AB.
Donations in Herbert’s memory may be made to Taylor Seminary designated for White Cross Shipping Expenses, 11525–23 Ave., Edmonton, AB T6J 4T3.
LaROCQUE, Peter (Pete)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father Pete. Pete was born July 12, 1923 and passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Kipnes Veteran Centre in Edmonton.
He will be greatly missed by his children; Sandra Graffe of Vancouver, Brenda (Earl) Born, Bonita Cram, Beryl LaRocque of Edmonton, Pete (Micheline) LaRocque of Onoway, Lena and Vernon of Edmonton; grandchildren, great– grandchildren, great great-grandchildren; his sister Hermine Romaniuk of Wabamun; brother Russell (Madeline) of Edmonton and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pete was predeceased by his two sons: Jerry and Leon.
A special thank you goes to the Kipnes Veteran Centre for the care and support for Dad and the family these past years.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Service 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB.
GARNEAU, Jarret M.
June 19, 1986 — November 6, 2011
It is with great sadness that Jarret Michael Garneau passed away suddenly at the age of 25 years.
Survived by his parents: Alma, Bernard Garneau; brother Jason Garneau; grandmother Evangeline Charest; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins as well as friends and pets.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with viewing one hour prior to service at Serenity Funeral Service North Central Chapel, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Asthma Society of Canada.
BREITKREUZ, Melvin “Mel” Wayne
It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Melvin Wayne Breitkreuz of Carnwood, Alberta on November 3, 2011 at the age of 47 years.
Left to cherish his memory, daughter Amber Mergl of Edmonton; parents Sharon and Art Breitkreuz of Carnwood; brother Roger (Helen) of Drayton Valley; two sisters, Bonnie Thomson of Drayton Valley and Marilyn (Rolly) Marks of Okotoks; Amber’s mother Roseanne as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Melvin was predeceased by his grandparents Blanche and Ted Barnett and Leokatia and Herman Breitkreuz.
A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Breton Community Centre, Breton, Alberta with The Reverend Henriette Kelker officiating.
A Trust Fund for Amber will be set up at a later date, if friends so desire memorial donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 10985 — 124 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5M 0H9.
ADAMS, Herbert Charles “Herb“
On November 12, 2011, Herbert Charles Adams “Herb” passed away in Grandview Capital Care Facility, at the age of 88 years.
He is survived by daughters; Laura Meadows, Penny (Greg) Plosz and Lisa Brown, his sons; Mac (Lorna) and Ron (Karen), as well as 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Herb was born and raised in southern Alberta. In 1941, he married Rilla Turcotte. He served in a naval minesweeper during WWII. After the war, his working years were spent in the oilfields of Alberta and Saskatchewan, first on the rigs and then with Imperial and Interprovincial pipelines.
A sincere thank you to the staff of 1A and 1B in Grandview for the care and support extended to dad and to the family.
At his request, there will be no formal service held. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
On Saturday, November 5, 2011, Marian Nicpon of Edmonton, AB peacefully passed away at the age of 88 years.
Marian is survived by his children: Teri and Ted (Donna); two grandsons: Kyle and Chad.
A Memorial Service will take place on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Richmond Park Church, 9340 — 69 Avenue, Edmonton.
KROL, Jan (John)
On Friday November 4, 2011, Jan Krol of Edmonton passed away at the age of 78 years.
Jan is survived by his wife May; son John (Helen); daughters: Linda (Mark) and Kathleen (Stephane); four grandchildren: Meghann, Jennifer, Danny and Riley; as well as two brothers Gerrit (Sherri) and Charlie; a cousin Ted (Betty) and family and other relatives in Holland.
A Graveside will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 16102 Fort Road, Edmonton, AB on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with a gathering of family and friends to follow at Bethel Community Church, 14204 — 25 Street, Edmonton, AB, between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
McCONNELL, Geraldine Elizabeth
August 8, 1927 — December 26, 2011
On Monday, December 26, 2011 Geraldine McConnell of Edmonton passed away at the age of 84 years.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Maureen (Don) Cimino, Sean (Caroline); four grandchildren: Brandon, Tanner, Aryn and Allicyn; brother, Raymond (Chris) Blais, numerous nieces, nephews, as well as many dear friends.
Friends and relatives are invited to a Celebration of Geraldine’s Life on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Serenity Funeral Service North Chapel, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5H 4K1.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre where Mom resided for the past eight years.
CARTIER, Dwayne Carl
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dwayne Cartier on December 28, 2011 from complications of liver failure. Dwayne faced his illness with strength and courage while he waited for the Gift of Life.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Marilyn; two sons, Mike (Anna), Riley; one sister, Penny (Fern Martin); brothers in law, Claude (Dianne Martin) and Daniel (Dierdre) Beaudoin; parents in law, Roland and Sylvia Beaudoin; nine nieces and nephews: Scott (Amy), Chantal (Brandon), Jillian, Tyler, Mariah, Wyatt and Logan; friend, Dennis (Susy) Beaudoin and many extended family and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Hazel and Carl Cartier.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the St Vital Catholic Church (50th Street and 50th Avenue) Beaumont, Alberta at 1:30 p.m. on January 3, 2012.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Liver Foundation or to the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
Special thanks to the team of doctors and nurses on ward 5, the ICU Staff and special friend from ICU-Jarmo at the U of A Hospital. It was a comfort to know that Dwayne was in such loving hands. Your compassion, sensitivity and gentle hands meant so very much to our family.
After a lengthy illness, we sadly announce the passing of Cleo Schmidt on December 25, 2011, at the age of 83 years. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
Cleo was born and raised in Stony Plain Alberta, the eldest of four siblings born to Jacob and Minnie Hoffman. She married her beloved husband Wilfred Schmidt in 1971. In addition to a happy married life, Cleo enjoyed a long and successful career with the Bank of Montreal in Edmonton. Cleo was predeceased by her husband Wilfred, her parents Jacob and Minnie, brothers Douglas and Rodney and sister Sharon.
A Memorial Service will be held at Serenity Funeral Service at 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue in Edmonton, AB on Saturday, December 31 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lung Association of Alberta would be greatly appreciated.
DEMPSTER, Sharon Lee
August 28, 1962 — December 16, 2011
On December 16th, 2011, Sharon Dempster passed away peacefully with family and friends beside her. Sharon will be remembered by daughters; Melissa Gee, Michelle Gee, mother; Marlene Dempster, sister; Susan (David) Hayashi, nephew; Robert Hayashi, niece; Rebecca Hayashi, and her many dear friends. Sharon was predeceased by her father Robert Dempster.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 10025 — 105 Street, Edmonton, AB.
A grateful thank you to her friends who have supported and loved Sharon through this long and challenging journey. A special thanks to Dr. E. Rokosh and the caring people at the Misercordia Hospital. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada, #200, 8944 — 182 Street, Edmonton, AB T5T 2E3.