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...
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...