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Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services

12 East Lake Way N.E.
Airdrie, AB T4A 2J3
(403) 216-5111

McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home

300 TowerLane Dr.
Airdrie, AB T2B 3L8
(403) 948-1100

St Paul's Catholic Church

1305 Main Street South
Airdrie, AB T4B 1C5
(403) 948-5394

Airdrie AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News

Airdrie mourning after six-year-old dies after plunging through ice - Airdrie Echo

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The mother of a six-year-old Airdrie boy who died after falling through the ice on a canal is struggling to come to terms with his death, says the woman’s co-worker.Noura Sousa has worked with the boy’s mom for a few years at Kids & Company daycare in Airdrie, and said the tragedy has left the family numb.“She’s having a really hard time,” said Sousa, herself a mother of four, who on the request of the boy’s mom declined to share his identity Tuesday.“It was already so tragic, and to find out it was someone we know.“It really touched home — I just held my kids tight.”The city north of Calgary was still in mourning the day after the boy and his 10-year-old brother fell through the ice in the community of Bayside on Family Day Monday.The six-year-old was flown by STARS Air Ambulance to Alberta Children’s Hospital but couldn’t be saved. His brother was back at home Tuesday, Sousa said, after being treated in hospital for hypothermia.Sousa, who has set up a Go Fund Me page to help with funeral and other expenses,...
http://www.airdrieecho.com/2017/02/21/airdrie-mourning-after-six-year-old-dies-after-plunging-through-ice

'Doesn't seem right': Funeral home overcharges grieving families for ... - CBC.ca

Thursday, January 19, 2017

You just want to finalize everything. "I'm an only child and this was my mom." Enough gas to heat a home Both families complained to the business, Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services Airdrie, just outside Calgary. MacLeod was told her mother's cremation used enough natural gas to create five tonnes of carbon dioxide, or the amount of natural gas used to heat an average home for almost a year, leading to the $100 charge. Terry MacLeod says she was charged $100 carbon tax when cremating her mother at an Airdrie, Alta., funeral home. (Mike Symington/CBC) "You just go to a business and expect it to be fair," MacLeod said. The province says that charge was out of line, claiming the carbon tax per cremation should equal, on average, less than $1 and not more than $4. A cremation generally costs between from $1,500 and $2,700. The $100 fee charged for cremation would almost pay the carbon tax for a year of home heating. (CBC) At first, funeral home owner Diann Rowat told Go Public that the price was so high because "carbon tax is not just on cremation. It's on every fuel product you use, so it's also on the gas on our funeral vehicles." 'We feel foolish' A day later, Rowat recontacted the CBC, saying she asked her accountants to double-check — and they found they were off by a decimal point. The funeral home apologized and offered refunds to families, saying it made a mistake calculating the new tax meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, the funeral home should have charged $10.09, Rowat said. "We feel foolish and extremely apologetic that it took a complaint to you guys to make me ask to re-do the math on this," Rowat told Go Public. "It was totally our fault." All families charged the $100 fee will be reimbursed and receive an apology phone call, she said. Alberta crit...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/go-public-cremation-carbon-tax-funeral-home-1.3929133

'Doesn't seem right': Funeral home overcharges grieving families for cremation carbon tax - CBC.ca

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Enough gas to heat a home Both families complained to the business, Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services Airdrie, just outside Calgary. MacLeod was told her mother's cremation used enough natural gas to create five tonnes of carbon dioxide, or the amount of natural gas used to heat an average home for almost a year, leading to the $100 charge. Terry MacLeod says she was charged $100 carbon tax when cremating her mother at an Airdrie, Alta., funeral home. (Mike Symington/CBC) "You just go to a business and expect it to be fair," MacLeod said. The province says that charge was out of line, claiming the carbon tax per cremation should equal, on average, less than $1 and not more than $4. A cremation generally costs between from $1,500 and $2,700. The $100 fee charged for cremation would almost pay the carbon tax for a year of home heating. (CBC) At first, funeral home owner Diann Rowat told Go Public that the price was so high because "carbon tax is not just on cremation. It's on every fuel product you use, so it's also on the gas on our funeral vehicles." But then Rowat asked her accountants to double-check — and they found they were off by a decimal point. 'We feel foolish' In fact, the funeral home should have charged $10.09, she said. "We feel foolish and extremely apologetic that it took a complaint to you guys to make me ask to re-do the math on this," Rowat told Go Public. "It was totally our fault." All families charged the $100 fee will be reimbursed and receive an apology phone call, she said. Alberta criticizes funeral home Alberta Trade and Economic Development Minister Deron Bilous said the funeral home was "not being accurate and honest" by charging grieving families the needlessly high fee."It's disappointing that the company is choosing to increase their costs — which is a business decision should they so choose — but to blame the carbon levy is more than a little mis...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/go-public-cremation-carbon-tax-funeral-home-1.3929133

SCHMIDT - Sheila - Yorkton This Week

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hudson of Springside, SK; Kim of Edmonton, AB; daughter-in-law Barb and her children Raeghan and Dylan of Weyburn, SK and son Brett (Sherry) and their children Connor and Calista of Airdrie, AB. A special thank you to Yorkton and district home care, all the staff at Yorkton ICU and Dr. Van Heerdan who all blessed our mom with their care, love and friendship. The Funeral Service was held on Monday, December 19, 2016 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Jen Dresser of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. Mitch Hnidey & Calista Schmidt shared reflections of their grandmother. The selection, "Amazing Grace" was played as the recessional. Honourary Bearers were Sheila's grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Serving as the urn bearer was  Brett Schmidt. The interment will take place at a later date. Memorials honouring Sheila's life may be made to the Alzheimer's Society as gifts of remembrance. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.baileysfuneralhome.com. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.yorktonthisweek.com/obituaries/schmidt-sheila-1.5195612

Beverley Newell

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Ann Newell (nee Condratto) Who passed away peacefully with family December 14, 2016 at the age of 67 years. Beloved wife of Barry Newell (predeceased). Loving mother of Todd (wife Shannon) of Airdrie, Alberta. Special Grammie to Tiernan and Bridget. Predeceased by her parents Henry and Kathleen Condratto. Sister to Mary Condratto, Bobby Condratto, Michael (Gail) Condratto, Daniel Condratto, Richard (Shirley) Condratto, Lauralee Rajotte (predeceased) (Gilles), and Kathy Condratto. Sister in law to Danny Newell (Shirley), Bruce Newell (Linda), David Newell (Stevie), John Newell (Estelle), Michael, Walter (predeceased), Jane Leroux (predeceased) (Art Leroux), Kathy Mahon (John Mahon). Aunt to many nieces and nephews in both the Condratto and Newell families. Very special Aunt to Lindsay and her children Rowan and Tayen Condratto. Bev worked her entire career as a nurse, a profession that was a passion passed down by her Aunt, Eileen Tobin. After "officially retiring", Bev remained close with many of her patients and volunteered at St. Joseph's Villa. Bev's greatest joy came from her grandchildren who while far in distance were always close in her heart. She loved watching them grow and spending as...
http://www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com/book-of-memories/2794681/Newell-Beverley/service-details.php

Conservation group says Alberta grizzly, Bear 148, shot dead in BC - CTV News

Thursday, April 12, 2018

PM EDT EDMONTON -- Conservationists are mourning the death of a female grizzly bear that had been moved from a popular area west of Calgary this summer to a remote park in northwest Alberta. Stephen Legault of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative said Bear 148 was shot by a hunter on Sunday after wandering into British Columbia from its new home. Legault said the bear was just becoming old enough to have cubs. "What is really sad is that we have lost the potential that this grizzly bear represented for the further recovery of the threatened species in Alberta," he said Wednesday. He noted that grizzly bears are often killed after being struck on highways and by trains. "The fact that this bear was killed by a hunter illustrates the fact that there are many threats to these animals." The B.C. government plans to ban the killing of grizzly bears for trophy, but not until after this hunting season. Parks Canada and the Alberta government later confirmed the death of Bear 148. "This outcome underlines the need for more collaboration across jurisdictions to co-ordinate wildlife and people management at a landscape level," Parks Canada said in an email. Bear 148 was moved in July from its range near Banff and Canmore, Alta., to Kakwa Wildland Park. The bear never hurt anyone but had gotten too close to people dozens of times since it was born in the Banff National Park a...

A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet News

Thursday, April 12, 2018

I said to the seniors, ‘If you can’t get along with the Catholics, you’re free to leave!’” It should be noted the seniors have not gone anywhere. Originally from Alberta, Father Bob was ordained in 1971 as a priest in the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). The Order was founded in 1816 and has had a presence in British Columbia since 1858. The apostolic Oblates focused on outreach to remote and/or wilderness areas, which B.C. was at the time of the Gold Rush. “The Oblates were there, right at the beginning of the colonization of B.C.,” adds Father Bob, who says those early priests were so young that they were described as altar boys. He can quote the early history of the Oblates in B.C. chapter and verse, but is also fascinated by Canadian military history. He says that’s related to one of his mother’s brothers, who went overseas with the RCAF during the Second World War and was killed in action. “My mother had all these letters and pictures but had no time to organize them. But I thought, ‘If we don’t value his contributions, who’s going to?’ He sacrificed his life for this country, so I felt I owed him that and so I took every photo and every scrap of paper and put them in order.” After he began living here, Father Bob became intrigued by the history of local veterans, particularly the “Boys of Lillooet” whose names are inscribed on the cenotaph on the lawn outside the District Office. “I said to myself, ‘Who are you? Who are you?’” He then spent years researching their lives and eventually produced two volumes (World War One and World War Two) of priceless biographical material - old black and white and sepia photos, precious personal letters written from the front lines, military records and his own conversations with their siblings and other family members - that preserves the memory of the “Boys of Lillooet” for posterity. “Those fellows grew up here, lived within a five or 10-mile radius of downtown Lillooet and they never came back,” he says softly. “I thought they should be remembered and we should be proud of them.” Father Bob believes “history is made up of local people. It’s more than what Prince Charles has done. It’s people who are walking down the street. There’s history there, too.” He continues, “And it’s a good story if you go back and find out what happened. I remember hearing an interview with Mark Forsythe on the CBC and he was coming to Lytton for a public forum on the Gold Rush. It was also about the opening up of the Lillooet area and it was an eye-opener, too. I believe in history and I like to know history. I think the history of Lillooet makes you appreciate the place where you live. And for visitors, so much of B.C.’s history took place within a half mile of here.” He says, “Sometimes I’ll go down to Seton Lake and just sit there and I’ll ask people who are visiting for the day if they know where they are and what happened here. It makes it more interesting for them if they know some of the local history.” Father Bob acknowledges he’s “dealing with the reality of being a senior” and some health challenges involving his eyesight, but hopes to continue living here. “Why would I want to leave Lillooet?” he asks. “The environment here...
http://www.lillooetnews.net/news/local-news/a-reflective-father-bob-haggarty-looks-back-on-his-time-in-lillooet-1.23255506

Calgary murder victim Nadia El-Dib laid to rest on Easter Sunday - Globalnews.ca

Thursday, April 12, 2018

RCMP officer was injured after a shootout west of Edmonton near Evansburg, Alta. on Thursday night.WATCH: Mason Davis captured this audio from a police scanner during the tense moments when an Alberta RCMP officer was shot and a murder suspect killed west of Edmonton near Evansburg.It started when RCMP said an officer spotted a man who was believed to be wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, and a chase began after he failed to stop his vehicle.In the confrontation that followed, police say the suspect was killed and the RCMP officer suffered minor injuries. Sgt. Brian Topham, 59, was airlifted to hospital in Edmonton after a bullet grazed his head. He was released on Sunday.READ MORE: Evansburg RCMP officer recovering after shootout with murder suspect west of EdmontonLet's block ads! (Why?)...