PACOTA, Teodor (Ted)
On December 19, 2012, Teodor passed away at the age of 87. He will be greatly missed by many friends in Canada and family in Poland.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Serenity Funeral Service located at 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB with burial to follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery.
On December 26th, 2012 Bernadette LaFrance passed away peacefully at the age of 95 years with her family by her side.
She will be greatly missed by her children: Eugene (Doreen), Gerald (Maxine), Yvonne (Bob), Lillian (Mike), Claire (Andy), Dan (Janice), Albert (Rose), and Paul (Sara); her 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; her four sisters Rita, Beatrice, Marie, and Evelyn as well as many relatives and friends.
She is predeceased by her husband Fred (1957) and siblings Romeo, Alice, and Albert.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday December 29, 2012 at 10:30 am at St. Joachim’s Church Edmonton, AB.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
December 18, 1952-December 21, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce Dwayne Simmons passed away at home on December 21, 2012.
His wife Suzanne (nee Guenette), daughters Adrea and Kristin and nephew David Van Patten were at his side. He is also survived by his sister Genevieve (Robert) and brother Gregory. Dwayne was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Albertine.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on January 7, 2013, at the Old Timers Cabin 9430 Scona Road in Edmonton.
Special thanks to Dr. Ross Dunbar as well as the Home Care staff in Evansburg, who supported Dwayne in his wish to die at home. In lieu of floral tributes, please consider making a donation to an animal shelter or charity of your choice.
On Thursday, December 27, 2012, Robert of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta passed away peacefully at the age of 78 years.
Left to cherish his many memories are his daughter Shonah (Trevor) Griffith and their children Jacob and Ava; son Kevin (Gina) and their children Joshua, Jordan and Madison; brother Eli (Phyllis); sister Ann Bordian, also numerous other relatives and friends.
Robert will be laid to rest with the love of his life, Shirley at the Fort Saskatchewan Cemetery, where they will now be together forever.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Normandy Room, 9964–93 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan.
As cancer has touched people in Robert’s life, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Gordon and Cindy Kadatz directors in care of arrangements.
KERSHAW, Kathleen (Nee Coughlin)
July 05, 1907 — December 25, 2012
Verdin, Manitoba — Edmonton AB On December 25, 2012, Kay passed away peacefully at the age of 105.
Lovingly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She is predeceased by her husband Fred (1991) and her sisters: Sadie, Nellie, Beatty, Colleen, and brothers: Cecil and Jack.
A graveside service will be held at a later date in Fairview, AB.
January 8, 1930 — December 20, 2012
It is with profound sadness that our family announces the sudden but peaceful passing of Olga, mother, Oma, and great-Oma on Thursday, December 20, 2012. She was much loved and respected by her sons, Gordon (Bonnie), Garry (Diane) and Harry (Andrea). Also left to cherish her memories are her grandchildren, Jennifer Ehrentraut, Nicole Ehrentraut, Stacie Lauf, Michelle and Alexander Alderson, Heidi and Kellie Ehrentraut, Brooklyn, Marley and Bretton Ehrentraut and her great-grandchildren, Kyle Bain, Charlea-Anne Fysh and Aidan Lauf. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Lena Hoch and numerous other family members and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Horst Ehrentraut, daughter Syndi Alderson, mother Juliana Kuhn and brother Emile Hoch. The family would like to thank the staff at Lifestyle Options Leduc for their support, devotion and their warm friendly care of Olga. Memorial Service Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at Lifestyle Options Leduc, 108 West Haven Drive, Leduc. Interment at Queen’s Park Cemetery, Calgary on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements handled by Serenity Funeral Service, Leduc, AB (780–980-3688).
On Friday, December 21, 2012 Eva Robinson passed away at the Fort Saskatchewan Hospital at the age of 86 years.
Left to cherish her memory, Rocky Morrow; her children: Grant, Brad (Emily) and daughter Cindy; daughter-in-law Cynthia; granddaughters: Jacqueline (Lee) Zahar and Jocelyn (Steve) James; great-granddaughter Hailey James; and three brothers: Norm, Red and Ken French. Eva was predeceased by her sons Terry and Randy.
A Celebration of Eva’s life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Lamont United Church, 5102 — 53 Street, Lamont, AB. Donations can be made to the Edmonton Humane Society or to the Lamont United Church.
PELECHATY, Kathleen “Kay”
April 24, 1924 – December 23, 2012
It is with great sadness to announce that in the early hours on Sunday, December 23, 2012 our dear and precious mom and Baba passed away with her devoted daughter Lorraine by her side. After a life dedicated to her family she now joins her husband John in eternal peace.
Kay, or affectionately referred to as “Baba”, will be dearly missed by her children, daughter Lorraine (Neil) Gilroyed, George (Susan), Bill (Charmaine) and Dale; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; sisters Ann (Bob) Chipchura and Stella Hayduk and several nieces, nephews and friends. Kay was predeceased by her husband, John (1989); infant son, Donnie (1955); daughter, June Toronchuk (2008); infant granddaughter, Jolene Toronchuk (1975); parents, John and Mary Chayka; brothers, John, Steve; and sisters, Mary, Pearl Chyz, Olga Sherbaniuk and Jean.
After our father died mom stayed on in her home they bought in 1954, taking meticulous care of her yard, garden and flowers. During all of the years she loved to be with her family whenever possible, and especially loved the visits from her grandchildren and great– grandchildren. We love you Mom and we truly thank you for all the sacrifices you made and most importantly for being our mother. Rest in peace now mom for we will carry the touch for you.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects Thursday, December 27 between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. at Serenity North Central Chapel, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton. A Funeral Service honoring Kay’s life will be held on Friday, December 28 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church, 9930 — 167 Street, Edmonton with Father Vincent Lehr officiating. Interment will follow at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 16204 Fort Road. In lieu of flower tributes, please consider making a donation to the Coyote Cemetery Fund c/o Colin Zapotoski, Site 1, Cherhill, AB T0E 0J0 or a charity of your choice.
MITCHELL, David Stirling
December 24, 1932 — December 19, 2012
Survived by his wife Pat of 54 years, his son Shaun and his children; Alexandria, Connor, and Daniel. Daughter Barb her husband Steven (Boney) and their children Veronica and Jackson. Niece Ann and her children Macalyn, and Drake, Niece June, and extended families.
Please join us in a celebration of life for our dear husband, Father and Grandfather at the J.P. Legion on Friday, December 28th, 2012, 10427 — 174 Street, Edmonton, Alberta. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to the Autism Support Dogs located at 12007 — 133 Avenue N.W., Edmonton, AB T5E 1E8 or charity of your choice.
KNOSKE, Irene (nee Spenrath)
June 5, 1960 – December 20, 2012
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Irene announces her unexpected passing.
Irene leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 33 years, Ralph; her children, Brandi (Jihan), Sarah (Cam), Ashley (Ian), grandchildren, Kiara, Tyshon, Kyra, Jayda, Emery, Bishop and soon to arrive baby sister, mother, Mary Spenrath, brothers and sisters Maryann (Don), Bernie (Lois), Louise (Brian), Norma (Frank), John (Karen), Mike (Geri), Frank (Terry), Lorraine (Wade), mother-in-law, Veronica, sisters-in-law Bonnie (Richard), Janice (Rick), brother-in– law Kevin (Karen), numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many friends. Irene was predeceased by her father, John Spenrath, and father-in-law, Lorne Knoske.
A celebration of Irene’s life will take place at Grace Point Church, 720 — 62 Street S.W., Edmonton, on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, 10985 — 124 Street N.W., Edmonton, Alberta T5M 0H9.
CHORNEY, Stanley, Steve
On December 15th, 2012 Stan Chorney peacefully passed away at the age of 89.
He is survived by Marylin Downey, his loving and long time companion, his daughters, Joanne (Larry), Darlene and Shawn, his sister Roseanne, brother Mel, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Helen and Steve Chorney, sisters Mary, Josephine and nephews Troy and David.
As requested a private burial has already taken place
MEISEL, Meta Ernestine
April 13, 1907 — December 18, 2012
Meta Meisel passed away peacefully in Stony Plain Alberta in her 106th year, surrounded by the love of her family. When asked about the secret of her longevity, she always replied, “Keep your eyes on the Lord, and always make the best of it.” Now her family takes comfort in the knowledge that she has seen her Lord face to face.
Meta was born on a farm near Vibank Saskatchewan. In 1927 she married John Meisel, who predeceased her in 1980. To this marriage were born two daughters, Joyce Lillian (Werner Brandt) and Mary Esther (Keith Wagner) who survive to cherish her memory. Other survivors include seven grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and five great great-grandchildren as well as a sister, June Clive and a sister-in-law, Adella Lenz.. Meta was predeceased by her parents, Otto and Lena Lenz, three brothers, Fred (Gertrude) Lenz, Otto (Elsie) Lenz, Charles (Erna) Lenz, and 2 sisters, Helen (Fred) Leippi and Mary (John) Weslowski.
From 1927 to 1973, Meta lived and farmed with her husband John near Vibank Saskatchewan. Meta was the essence of the Saskatchewan farm homemaker, renowned for her cooking, her gardening and her great hospitality. She and John were also always heavily involved in their community and in Immanuel Lutheran at Vibank. In 1973 she moved into Vibank and continued her church and community activities, including being an active volunteer for CNIB. In 2000 Meta moved to live with her daughter Mary (Keith) on an acreage near Spruce Grove Alberta. She continued to pursue her interests of baking and gardening until past 100 years, and made many new friends through her active involvement at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Spruce Grove. In 2007 over 180 family and friends joined in celebration of her 100th birthday.
Meta spent her last year at the Good Samaritan Care Centre in Stony Plain. Until her very last days she continued to enjoy her participation in the activities provided there. Meta’s family would like to thank the management and staff of the Good Samaritan Care Centre for their exemplary care. Also, they would like to express appreciation for the many friends and family members who came to visit, especially Ruth Hessmann, Lu Scott, Pastor Michael Macintyre and Meta’s sister, June Clive.
A memorial celebration of Meta’s rich life will be held at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Grove at 2:00 p.m. on January 5th 2013, Pastor Michael Macintyre officiating. Interment beside her husband John will follow at a later date at Memorial Gardens, Regina Saskatchewan.
Memorial contributions in memory of Meta may be directed to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Grove, Alberta, or Immanuel Lutheran Church, Vibank, Saskatchewan or the Good Samaritan Care Centre, Stony Plain, Alberta. Serenity Funeral Service, Spruce Grove (780) 962-2749
KLAK, Marion Louise (nee Forster)
March 25, 1919 – December 20, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce that Marion Klak of Leduc went home to be with the Lord, peacefully at the age of 93.
Marion is survived by her son Doug (Dolores), Parker, CO, and daughters Vallerie (Wayne) Trout, Pompano Beach, FL, Janice Jabs, Parker, CO, Joyce (Stan) Sveinson, Leduc, AB, and Carol (Jamie) Fox, Leduc, AB; six grandchildren Dean (Tamara) Jabs, Laurie (Josh) Simpson, Danny Klak, Wes (Leanne) Sveinson, Jill (Troy) Oscar, Darcie (Tim) Snook, fourteen great-grandchildren, two sisters Leona Curle, Sherwood Park, AB and Sr. Lenora Forster, London, ON, and three sisters-in-law Nellie Forster, High River, AB, Arline Forster, Calgary, AB and Ollie Forster, Anglemont, BC.
Marion was predeceased by her husband Wally, son Garry, brothers Bill, Stan and Donald Foster, and son-in-law Bernard (Op) Jabs.
A prayer service will be held at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Parish, Leduc, AB on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Parish on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Our family would like to thank the staff at Leduc Extendicare for their kind and loving care of Marion while she lived there.
Corinne Adrienne Schmidt passed away tragically at the age of 60 years at the University of Alberta Hospital. Corinne was born in Mannville on November 8, 1952, born to Allen and Nettie Dziki of Mannville. Corinne attended school in Mannville graduating in 1970. She moved to Vermillion after marrying Eugene Yurystowski where they started their home and family. Corinne began her banking career in 1978 at Scotiabank in Vermillion eventually becoming a branch manager when she moved to Wetaskiwin in 1989. Corinne met Reg Schmidt in 1992 and they married on December 18, 1993. She was a farm girl at heart and enjoyed the cattle, the crops and of course her gardens. In the 20 years together with Reg, she transformed the yard into an oasis of beautiful gardens as this was Corinne’s labor of love. As the time passed, the farm changed and Corinne no longer had to tend to cattle; this provided more time for her to do things for herself — time she cherished. Corinne was taken at the prime of her years with too much left to do.
Corinne will be cherished forever by her husband Reg, sons Robert (Tracy) and Chris (Monica); grandchildren Tyler, Lauren and Sophia; sisters Colleen, Leanne, Lorrie (Brian), Kelly (Myron) and Tanni (Darcy) and numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
She was predeceased by her parents Allen and Nettie Dziki, brother Greg, sister Gail, and brother-in-law David Stuart.
Service will be held at the Thorsby Community Centre on December 22, 2012 at 1:30 po.m. Lunch and fellowshp to follow in the Community Centre lower level.
Donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation, 10985 — 124 Street, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H9.
SHERMAN, Zennon (Red)
October 6, 1930 – December 18, 2012
Our family is deeply saddened to announce that on December 18, 2012 Red Sherman of Edmonton passed away peacefully at the age of 82.
Red will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Rose Marie; and his children: Rodney, Jay, Zena (Ian), Karen, (Jan-Ludwig), Philip (Sandi), Roberta (Greg), Mitchell, Joni (John); grandchildren: Robyn, Michelle, Justin, Tyler, Zoe, Georgie, Dylan, Joni, and great grand-daughter Lennon. He was predeceased by his daughter Patty. Red was a successful businessman who enjoyed an early retirement and pursued a second career in racehorse insurance. Gardening was also a passion for Red.
He will be remembered as a loving and caring husband and father who cherished all the time that was spent with his large family.
A prayer service will be held on Thursday December 20, 2012, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 9830 – 148 Street, Edmonton, AB at 7:00 p.m., where Reverend Jozef Wroblewski will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial, on Friday December 21, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.