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 05, 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 06, 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...
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...
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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