Fort Saskatchewan AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Family stunned at support for son killed after motorcycle struck moose - Edmonton SunThursday, September 14, 2017
A young man from Ireland who moved to Alberta to start a new life was killed Friday morning when his motorcycle struck a moose near Fort Saskatchewan.Tommy Jackson, 22, had moved from Ballisodare in northwestern Ireland to Edmonton in May last year and picked up work laying pipe for Morgan Construction.“There were a couple of people that said they were going to go (to Canada), but everyone pulled out so Tommy just went by himself,” childhood friend Ian Doyle said Wednesday.“He was a brave young man.”Doyle and another friend, Karl Quigley, made the move to Alberta after plenty of support and encouragement from Jackson.“He just got sick of home and wanted money and wanted a better life and he went and did it,” Doyle said.“And he laid a foundation for the rest of us to come out.”Following the fatal crash, his friends turned to social media to help raise funds to cover funeral costs. Within half an hour, they had raised their goal of almost $15,000 and within a day, they had almost doubled that amount again. “I’ve seen people’s names on there donating that Tommy might not have spoken to in years,” Doyle said.“Every per...
Alberta lacrosse world remembers St. Albert teen killed on bicycle - CBC.caWednesday, July 5, 2017
A memorial game will be played in Darian's honour on June 17 between the St. Albert Senior Miners and the Edmonton Senior Warriors. Saturday's game at the Jubilee Recreation Centre in Fort Saskatchewan starts at 8 p.m.Proceeds from admission, as well as the 50/50 draw, will go to the Mar family."It's a regular men's league game," said Kevin Kohut, president of the Edmonton Warriors. "But based on how close the community is, the senior Miners and Warriors have just jumped on board." Kohut is a teammate of Darian's father who plays on the same masters team as him."I can't even imagine what they're going through," he said.Darian Mar is described as a dedicated lacrosse player and a young man with a kind, caring heart by his Wizards teammates (go fund me)Cycling safety improvementsThe City of St. Albert has outlined the initial steps it is taking to try to make the roadways safer for cyclists and pedestrians in response to the deadly collision.As part of a safety review, the city is looking at road design along with enforcement and education programs."We're looking in the area of the incident but looking city-wide at any enhancements we can make that can make things safer out there," said city manager Kevin Scoble.The RCMP is still investigating the crash and said it could take a month for the final report to be completed by the collision analyst.The North Edmonton Wizards players and coaches hope their efforts will show Darian's family how loved he was and how his attitude on and off the lacrosse floor is something they'll always remember."He had the most charismatic smile you've ever seen in your life," said Maxwell.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
DEATH NOTICES: Thursday March 16th 2017 - Derry NowFriday, March 17, 2017
ELDER, Norman (William) - passed away peacefully on December 31, 2016, aged 68 years, in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held in Christ Church, Limavady on Saturday 18 March at 2.30pm followed by interment of ashes in adjoining churchyard. Will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lois, son, three daughters, ten grandchildren, father Eddie, sister Edna and family circle.KERLIN, Eddie - 14th March 2017 (Craigbane) at Templemoyle Nursing Home, late of No. 32 Mullintill Road, Craigbane, Claudy, Co. Derry. Son of the late Edward and Catherine Kerlin R.I.P. Funeral will take place in St. Joseph's Church, Craigbane after 11.00am Requiem Mass on Thursday 16th March to adjoining cemetery. Deeply regretted by his sisters, neices, nephews and all the family circle. Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.MADDEN, Mary (Katie) (née Heffron) - Toomebridge, 15th March 2017 peacefully at home, Mary (Katie) R.I.P. beloved wife of the late Ned and loving mother of Evelyn, Mary (Lavery), Mick, Pat, Bridget (Coary), Kathleen (McCollum), Seamus, Charli...
Community mourns education leader - Fort Saskatchewan RecordFriday, January 6, 2017
Sykora had on the community.
“Saddened for our loss of trustee and former board chair of Elk Island Catholic Schools, Tony Sykora,” said Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood on Facebook. “His graciousness, kindness & faith marked both our community and me, even knowing him for a short time.”
That statement was echoed by Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan MP Garnett Genuis.
“Very sorry to hear of passing of Tony Sykora, a great public servant & supporter of Catholic education, fellow KofC & OLPH parishioner,” he posted to Twitter.
Hauptman remembers Sykora as a man who was guided by his faith in all aspects of life. He noted that he was active in advocating for Catholic education with every level of government.
In particular, he was passionate about ensuring that Catholic education would always be a publicly-funded program.
“That was paramount for Tony. Everything he did was around his faith. That’s who he was … it wasn’t something he did as an extra or on the sideline,” Hauptman said.
Prior to joining the school division in a formal role as trustee, Sykora had worked as an Alberta Municipal Affairs officer. In addition to the trustee position, he had served as a school council chair and was an active parent in the school.
Sykora was a fourth-degree Knight of Columbus and was heavily involved with his parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. But despite his range of prominent roles in the community, Hauptman says what stands out most about Sykora was his humbleness.
“The greatest thing that anyone needs to know about Tony was that he was not a man, in any sense, who had any self ego … he had no ego in anything he did. When he hired me as superintendent, he made it very clear to me from the start that we were colleagues,” Hauptman said.
“It didn’t matter what your role was — custodial, maintenance, bus driver, teacher, student, everyone to him was on equal playing field. One of my principals said it best: When you spoke with Tony, you felt like you were the only person in the room and you were the most important person in the world at that moment to Tony,” Hauptman added.
Active in many avenues
Sykora was also active in the hockey community, having played as a young man himself and also serving as a coach in Sherwood Park.
And although he served as a trustee for Sherwood Park, the influence he had and the mark he left on the region extended far beyond Sherwood Park’s borders.
“Tony never, ever saw himself as Sherwood Park’s trustee. He saw every community as one he represented equally,” Hauptman said.
An example of that is how he helped lead negotiations for the partnership between a new Catholic high school in the Fort and the city, to be built by the Dow Centennial Centre with shared amenities.
“He was well known by the councillors in every communit...
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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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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