Edmonton AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
From 99 dead when train plunged through swing bridge to Lac-Mégantic: Canada's most deadly rail accidents - CBC NewsSaturday, March 2, 2019
Hinton, Alta. Feb. 8, 1986 23 deadA freight train collided with a passenger train between Jasper and Edmonton, leaving 95 injured and 23 dead on Feb. 8, 1986. An inquiry found the crew ignored stop signals and failed to follow established operating rules, while demonstrating a lack of awareness.In 1986, 23 people died after a CN freight train crashed into a VIA passenger train in Hinton, Alta. Investigators suspect the CN crew fell asleep. (Karen Sornberger/Edmonton Journal/The Canadian Press)10. Canoe River, B.C. Nov. 21, 1950 21 deadOn Nov. 21, 1950, a train carrying troops for the Korean War crashed with a second train after railway telegraph operator Jack Atherton sent an incomplete message regarding the location of one of the trains. The crash led to the death of 17 soldiers and four crew members. Defended by John Diefenbaker (who practised criminal law before becoming Canadian prime minister from 1957 to 1963), Atherton was found not guilty.The silver-tongued lawyer wins his most sensational case. 6:45With files from CBC Archives, the Passionate Eyea href="...
Edmonton firefighters mourn off-duty death of 29-year-old colleague - Edmonton JournalSaturday, March 2, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org...
‘All of this is your fault,’ Jaxon Joseph’s mother tells Sidhu - Barrhead LeaderSaturday, March 2, 2019
We later found out that was the night that he said ‘I love you' for the very first time to a beautiful young lady," Chris said.
The next morning, the parents drove back to Edmonton, giving their son a hug and a kiss for what would be the last time.
On April 6, just before the family had planned to sit down and watch Jaxon's last game of junior hockey online, they received a call that the team bus had been in an accident.
"Our hearts just dropped. Time just stopped. Our world crashed in," Andrea said.
"I tried calling his cellphone over and over, leaving him desperate messages," she told the court.
With no information about Jaxon's condition, the Joseph family, including his sister Taylor, packed their bags and drove to Saskatchewan.
"I hyperventilated all the way to Lloydminster," Chris said.
The family had heard their 20-year-old son had been airlifted to a hospital, but they had no certainty or answers as they drove through the night on the cold winter Saskatchewan highways.
"The minutes and hours of not knowing were the hardest part," Chris said.
They arrived in Saskatoon in the early hours of the morning. The next day, Chris and Taylor went to identify the body of a young man who may have been Jaxon. They searched the body for any familiar signs of their loved one but couldn't provide a positive ID.
It wasn't until Chris went to visit three surviving victims that he realized his son had not been transported to the hospital.
"Right there, that was my moment – the moment that I realized that my son was dead, that he was never taken to the hospital, that his body was still laying on the cold ground with a blanket over his face," he said.
"I now had to go back to the waiting room and confirm the worst news of our lives to our family."
The next day, the Joseph family went to the funeral home to identify Jaxon's body. There were 14 victims to be identified and only six rooms available, so families had to identify their sons in shifts.
"They came back different. They were changed forever and I knew I would be, too."
Today, Chris still carries Jaxon's socks, which he took off his son's feet that day at the funeral home – a decision he says was inspired by the family of fellow Broncos player Stephen Wack, who took a lock of his hair.
"You chose to gamble at that intersection and you lost. And worse yet, we all lost," he told Sidhu.
"I hope some day you can find peace. I hope some day I can find forgiveness."
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Dispute over location for Medicine Hat consumption site heats up as overdoses increase - CBC.caSaturday, March 2, 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...
Edmonton man mourns father, killed in Leduc workplace accident, in Twitter thread on what it's like to lose a parent - Edmonton JournalSaturday, March 2, 2019
Bondarchuk wrote. "But then you get access to his phone and computer and find photos you've never seen, where he looks so happy and alive."
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An Edmonton man who lost his father in a workplace accident in Leduc last week has offered a raw, public look at what it's like to lose a loved one.Cody Bondarchuk said his father, 52-year-old Daryn Bondarchuk, was one of the three people killed in an accident at Millennium Cryogenic Technologies on Nov. 16.Occupational Health and Safety officials continue to investigate what happened at the business, located in the Leduc Business Park. The deaths of the men shocked the tight-knit community south of Edmonton.According to its website, the company cleans oilfield equipment using a cryogenic technology involving extremely cold gases, commonly liquid nitrogen.Bondarchuk, 25, began a series of tweets processing his grief the day of the accident."I just did it. I don't know if I thought too much about it," he said in an interview Wednesday. "I think a lot of emotions are kind of competing in my head at once and really jumbled around. So putting something down in writing is actually kind of helping me make sense of what my brain is thinking."Things They Don't Tell You When Your Parent Dies Suddenly, a Thread:- Cody Bondarchuk (@codybondarchuk) November 17, 2018Bondarchuk's father was a tradesman "with little bits of knowledge all over the place," his son sa...
Albert Frank Czapski - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
Albert L. Czapski (Michele) of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and two grandchildren, Kelly Reid (Dan) of Fridley, Minn., and Kyle Czapski of Brooklyn Park.
He was preceded in death by a twin sister, Alberta Dorsey.
Albert was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Westville. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed remote fly-fishing trips to Ontario, Canada, and golfing. He was a graduate of Westville High School, where he played football. He owned and operated Flip's Tavern for 35 years. He worked at Allied Chemical for 35 years and Thirion Glass for five years. He was on the Westville Fire Department and was former president of Westville-Belgium Sanitary District.
Private services and entombment were held at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum, Danville, with Fr. Robert Hoffmann officiating.
Memorials may be made to Westville Public Library.
Rortvedt Funeral Services, Tilton, assisted the family. Online condolences at rortvedtfuneralservices.com.
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Baysville, Ont., woman’s humorous obituary, has readers laughing and crying - Global NewsSaturday, March 2, 2019
The 82-year-old spent her last years at the Pines Long-Term Care Home in Bracebridge. Brian, who now resides in Devon, Alberta, got emotional while expressing gratitude for the men and women who looked after his mother.He said ultimately, Sybil would have been tickled by the attention.“The line about her finally having the smoking hot body that she’s always wanted — it’s something that certainly made most people in the comments laugh out loud," he said."One of the comments today was, ‘She definitely made an ash of herself.’"—With files from Shallima MaharajWatch: More noteworthy final notes
Woman pens funny obit for grandmother, just as she would have wanted it
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Body found in Mexico probably that of Christine St-Onge, SQ says - Montreal GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
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