Edmonton AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Suspect in Alberta explosions ID'd as 21-year-old man - Abbotsford NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Sherwood Park on Thursday as 21-year-old Kane Kosolowsky.
Police first responded to reports of an explosion in a community centre parkade, east of Edmonton, on Tuesday evening. Kosolowsky was discovered suffering from gunshot wounds at about 6:30 p.m.
He was taken to hospital where he later died, police said. It's not clear if the injuries were self-inflicted.
A second explosion had happened about two hours earlier, in the same parkade. No one was injured in either blast.
Further investigation into the Strathcona Community Centre parkade explosions are anticipated to take several days.
- RCMP Alberta (@RCMPAlberta) November 8, 2018
In a statement issued through police, Kosolowsky's family said they are "shocked and devastated by the unfortunate incident," and are working the RCMP.
"We are thankful that there were no other persons harmed in this unexpected incident. The events that occurred are totally out of character for Kane and we trust that the authorities will continue a thorough investigation to provide the answers we are all seeking," the statement read. The family asked for privacy.
Investigators are not looking for any other suspe...
What we know about Canadian victims of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash - CTV NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
CTVNews.ca Staff, with files from CTV Edmonton, Calgary, Atlantic, Ottawa and Toronto</span>
Published Sunday, March 10, 2019 8:30PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:46PM EDT
The eighteen Canadians among the 157 people killed when an Ethiopians Airlines plane crashed Sunday include a mother and daughter from Edmonton, a beloved professor at Carleton University in Ottawa and six family members from Brampton, Ont.
Here's what we know about them:
Six members of the Dixit-Vaidya family
Kosha Vaidya, 37, and her husband Prerit Dixit, 45 were taking their 14-year-old daughter Ashka and 13-year-old daughter Anushka, to Nairobi, along with their parents, Pannagesh Vaidya, 73, and Hansini Vaidya, 67.
Manant Vaidya said that his sister Kosha was born in Kenya and she wanted to show her daughters where she had come from. The family a...
Feature film shoots scenes at Blackjacks Roadhouse - Leduc RepresentativeWednesday, March 27, 2019
Nisku played host to the filming of No Apology in February.The feature film, put together with Link to the Past Productions, features several cast and crew members from Alberta. Including Edmonton-based director Gilbert Allen and several actors from Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer.No Apology follows five friends who reunite at a funeral of one of their sisters who has recently died from suicide. As the film progresses the woman's death starts to become more suspicious and one of the five friends begins to look guilty of murder.The production has used a variety of places in Leduc County over the month of February to bring the film to life."We've shot it pretty much all in the Royal Oaks neighbourhood, we used a local park for green space, we used some exteriors in Beaumont. Blackjacks was the closest thing to a casino we could find," Allen said.Blackjack's Roadhouse was chosen for its similarity in look to a small casino. Allen said owner Clarence Shields was incredibly accommodating."We needed something that looked like one of the smaller Las Vegas casinos and so we just found a gaming room that could pass for a Las Vegas casino and it was Blackjacks. Clarence is a big supporter of the arts community, he knew what we were trying to do and he just jumped in with both feet and said I'll make it happen."The film is currently in post-production and will likely be released in a few months' firstname.lastname@example.org
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Edmonton firefighters mourn off-duty death of 29-year-old colleague - Edmonton JournalSaturday, March 02, 2019
Boots, a fundraiser for muscular dystrophy. Colleagues are now mourning after Renaud's off-duty death on Aug. 26, 2018.
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Edmonton firefighters are in mourning after the death of a colleague.A funeral will be held Saturday for Marc Renaud, who died while off-duty last Sunday, according to a city news release. He was 29 years old.The Alberta Fire Fighters Association, which represents around 4,000 professional firefighters in the province, offered condolences in a social media post Monday.Renaud started work with the Edmonton Fire Rescue Service on Sept. 1, 2011. He worked at two of the city's busiest fire halls and was "highly thought of by his peers and leaders.""Renaud will be missed by all those who had the privilege of working with him and the many others whose lives he touched," the release said.Firefighters will perform a "last alarm" ceremony following a service at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 200 Boundary Rd., in Spruce Grove. The service begins at 11 a.m.An obituary said Renaud leaves behind his parents, a sister, a brother, grandmother and numerous aunts, uncles and friends. No cause of death was released.Donations to the Edmonton Fire Fighters Burn Treatment Society are being collected in his email@example.com...
Dispute over location for Medicine Hat consumption site heats up as overdoses increase - CBC.caSaturday, March 02, 2019
Hill said there's evidence that shows consumption sites are associated with an overall reduction in needle debris and usually show no change in crime levels, plus have a public health benefit.In Edmonton, a recent Global News report showed that since the city's supervised consumption sites opened, the overall number of needles reported around the city dropped by nearly half.'A lot of families grieving'Last year, about 13 Albertans died ever...
Joan Elnora Mahovlic - Alberni Valley NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Morse, all from Nova Scotia; and sons Shawn Coffill, Nanoose Bay, B.C., and Mark Coffill, Port Alberni, B.C.; step-daughter Trish (Rick) McCrate, Coquitlam; step-son Jim (Lori) Mahovlic, Calgary, Alberta; step-daughter Meg (John) Belanger, Campbell River, B.C.; step-son Paul Mahovlic, New Westminster, B.C. and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Gerald (Janet) Salsman, Coldbrook, N.S.; brother Ronald (Jeanette) Salsman, Port Alberni, B.C.; sister Madelyn Wiles, Morristown, N.S.; brother Leo (Adele) Salsman, Trail, B.C.; sister Marilyn (Allan) Teal, Trenton, Ontario; and sister Freda Salsman, Waterville, N.S. as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all the caring staff at Echo Village for everything, also to Pastor Platz for his spiritual support.
There will be a funeral service for Joan at Grace Lutheran Church, 4408 Redford Street, Port Alberni, B.C. on Monday, March 25, 2019, at 1:30 pm with a tea to follow.
Flowers are gratefully declined but if you wish to do so, donations to Grace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated.
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Convoy evokes Canadian pride in North Bay - Vermilion StandardWednesday, March 27, 2019
Monday afternoon.Caron, of North Bay, was waiting in the parking lot at Motion Canada on Gormanville Road for almost 100 vehicles, from small cars to big rigs, to pull in on their journey from Alberta to Parliament Hill with a message for federal politicians.
"This is about more than pipelines," Caron says. "This is about government. This is about all the provinces having different issues. It's about getting back the political process."The United We Roll Convoy for Canada, a caravan of transports, work vehicles and personal automobiles, left Red Deer, Alta., last Thursday bound for Ottawa and a protest on Parliament Hill Tuesday."The media and the government have divided the provinces," Caron says. "We want to fight for our freedoms and our rights. We want fair government.""We are watching Justin Trudeau slowly strip away every right we had," Sarah Zaldinger, of Timmins, said as about two dozen supporters waited for the convoy to arrive, sharing updates on when the parade would roll into town."He is stripping the future of my children and their children and their children," Zaldinger said. "They are being set up for failure. Their rights, their future, will all be destroyed if we don't stand up now."Although she was not part of the convoy to North Bay, Zaldinger was going to join it Tuesday morning for the rally in Ottawa as part of her own objective of "direct democracy."And direct democracy is possible, she said.Zaldinger pointed to a recent Amber Alert sent to cellphone users across the province ...
Charles Hartman - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteWednesday, March 27, 2019
Charlie " Hartman, 75, of Collison went to be with the Lord on Thursday (March 21, 2019) at home surrounded by his wife and daughters.
He was bornon Nov. 5, 1943, in Champaign, the son of Ernest and Alberta (Grove) Hartman. He was united in marriage to Ruth Troxell on Nov. 26, 1994. She survives. Also surviving are his daughters, Jessica (Rick) Breitenfeldt, Kristin (Mitch) Allen, Kate (Leon) Jess and Teresa (Steve) Evans.
Papa's grandchildren loved him to the moon and back. He was always full of life's loving stories for them. He believed children are the heritage of the Lord. He loved Cameron Ackerson, Kaitlyn Breitenfeldt, Colton Breitenfeldt, Lillian Jess, Khloe Jess, Brinley Allen, Steele Allen, Jacob Evans and Joshua Evans.
His surviving siblings are Mary Hafner, Patty Wakefield, Diana Thrush, Rob Hartman, Sue Hartman and Judy Lynn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandsons, Cody Breitenfeldt and Zachery Evans.
Charlie loved Jesus with his whole heart. He was a steadfast man of God.
As a boy he worked tirelessly alongside his dad. He worked as a carpenter before going on to manage the horse farm at the University of Illinois until retirement in 2002.
Charlie was a gifted horseman and cowboy. His entire life was spent pulling ponies, t...