High Prairie AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Potpourri: Per Gradus Ad Maius - Alberta Daily Herald TribuneFriday, September 30, 2016
Julie Martin, Judy Karroll, Dale Impey and Shaun Impey.
NAMES IN THE NEWS
• City pharmacist Rick Campbell was named Kinsman of the Year.
• M.F. (Mike) McInerney, 40, most recently of High Prairie, was appointed city magistrate to succeed the late R.E. Baynes, who’d died in August.
• Mike Lynch and Laurie Little of the Oliver Funeral Home were elected to the executive of the Alberta Association of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.
• Jim Stark of the North Canadian Forest Industries plywood mill won an all-expenses-paid week at the forthcoming Expo 67 in an employee draw marking 400 accident-free days at the mill, then located basically where Superstore is today.
• Joe Mark, the genial host of Joe’s Corner Coffee Shop at Richmond Avenue and Clairmont Road for more than 25 years, died at age 65.
• Knut Dalen, who operated a brickworks (just west of where Southview Mall is located) from 1920 until his retirement in 1960, died at age 85. His plant churned out as many as 10,000 bricks daily for projects such as the old Municipal Hospital, Montrose school (1917) and the original GP High (1929). At his death, he was survived by his wife Borghild, daughter Alice, and sons Eric, Jens, Norman and Ken.
• Cleo McKinnnon, the backbone the DHT accounting department for 10 years, retired to Calgary.
• Andy Capp was added to the DHT’s stable of daily cartoons along with Hi and Lois, Archie, Blondie, Donald Duck, Peanuts, Johnny Hazard and Dr. Kildare.
NO BIZ LIKE SHOWBIZ
• GP Little Theatre director Grahame Allen announced that Dave Hartman had been cast as Professor Harold Hill and Kaye Allen as librarian Marian Paroo in The Music Man, aiming for a December staging. Other initial roles were being filled by Bill Lazoruk, Margaret Noble, Jacquie Romanchuk and Joe Ganske.
• Swan City Players representative Dick Clements floated a proposal to city planners about using a building next to the old B/A service station (about 132 Avenue on the west side of 100 Street). It got the OK, becoming The Bitter Suite coffeehouse.
• Bobby Curtola, best-known for his hits Fortune Teller (1962) and Indian Giver (1963), appeared at the downtown Memorial Arena along with the Martells and Johnny Lincoln. Admission to the Kinsman-sponsored show and dance was $2.
• GP Latter-Day Saints president Gary Harker and 255 members of the congregation marked the official dedication of the church at the corner of 102 Street and 113 Avenue in north Avondale.
Construction started in 1964 on the $83,000 first phase and the first service was held in May 1965.
The Mormon church started in GP in 1948 and occupied a building on 100 Street just south of 104 Avenue from 1951 until the new church was built.
• The Royal Canadian Legion officially opened its new $93,000 hall on 101 Avenue, replacing a building moved from the old WW2 military training centre on the south side in 1946.
During construction, the Legion’s 420 members had quarters in the Donald Hotel...
Suspect in custody for slaying of Whitefish Lake First Nation teen couple - Edmonton JournalFriday, August 12, 2016
I don’t know him, I wouldn’t have even known him if I met him on the street; I never even knew he existed,” said Grey, describing his daughter as timid and loving.
High Prairie RCMP were called to a home July 23 at around 11 p.m. about a report of an unconscious male. When police arrived, the couple was missing.
Police and members of the community immediately began a search.
A community search party found Laboucan’s body two days later on the Whitefish Lake First Nation.
Cory Grey’s body was found the following day outside High Prairie.
Both Laboucan and Grey had been shot to death.
Police said they have a lone suspect in custody, but have yet to lay formal charges.
The arrest comes almost a week after their families laid the couple to rest. Hundreds of mourners came to pay their respects.
News of their deaths sent shock waves through the small community of Atikameg, including the Whitefish Lake First Nation and the Whitefish River First Nation, about 400 km northwest of Edmonton.
Songs and prayers continued for hours at their funeral Aug. 5, as mourners shared stories of a young couple in love and excited about their future.
Before their deaths, Laboucan and Grey had both been accepted into Northern Lakes College and had put a deposit on an apartment in Slave Lake, where they would start the next chapter of their lives together.
Louis said his daughter was excited they had found a place where she could bring her pet cat, as she always had a fondness for animals.
Family, friends and community members gathered once again Thursday for a prayer walk in honour of Laboucan and Grey.
Louis said the gatherin...
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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