High River AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Marlborough Park murder suspect shot dead by police west of Edmonton - Calgary SunThursday, April 12, 2018
The confrontation left the RCMP officer, confirmed by Postmedia sources as Sgt. Brian Topham, with non-life-threatening injuries.
Screen capture of a 2013 video containing RCMP Sgt. Brian Topham in High River. POSTMEDIA ARCHIVE“We are just relieved because he is caught,” Racha El-Dib, Nadia’s older sister, said of Bettahar. She said the family had been unable to fully grieve knowing the suspected killer was still at large.“The way that she died was so unimaginable and so hard for our family,” she said. “So what’s going through our head … now we can be happy, more with the memory that we have of her.”A cause of death for Nadia El-Dib, whose body was in the backyard of a home in the 1000 block of Maitland Drive N.E. last Sunday, has not been released.Bettahar was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for first-degree murder. Investigators believe the victim and the suspect were in a relationship for a short time before the slaying. The motive for her killing is not yet known.Although RCMP have not officially identified Bettahar as the man who died in Thursday’s incident, the person who sparked the chase was described as “a male believed to be wanted on a Canada-wide warrant out of Calgary.” When police located him in Evansburg around 5:15 p.m. Thursday, an attempt to stop the vehicle he was driving was unsuccessful, leading to a chase involving RCMP members from Evansburg, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Edson, and Drayton Valley.The man led police back and forth multiple times on Highway 16 between Evansburg and Entwistle, RCMP said.The driver manag...
Cornwall and Area Obituaries - Cornwall Seaway NewsTuesday, May 9, 2017
Margaret (John) of Edmonton, Edmund (Jane) of Ottawa, Ellen of Calgary, Danial (Therese) of Ottawa, Donald (Gail) of Winnipeg, David (Sherrie) of Ottawa, Sylvia of Calgary and Pamela (Greg) of High River. She is also survived by her sister, Sylvia (Crooke) Smith of Cornwall; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law Margaret (Steve) Varga and brother-in-law David (Lorraine) Whitworth, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Sheila was predeceased by her parents, Captain Albert Burtenshaw & Pearl (Tallon) of Cornwall, her sister Shirley Kelly of Florida, her mother-in-law and father-in-law Edmund (Harriett) Whitworth, her sisters-in-law: Mary, Sherrill, Cathy & Noreen and her brother-in-law Donald. At Sheila's request, no service was held. Cremation took place in Calgary. Sheila's Cremains will be interred at the St. Lawrence Valley Cemetery at a later date. Donations in her memory can be made to the local animal shelter of your choice.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Obituary: Harry Vold - Tri-State Livestock NewsFriday, March 17, 2017
Dona, Doug and Darce. He married Karen Womack in 1972, and was blessed with her daughter, Nancy. They had one daughter together: Kirsten. Vold is survived by his wife, Karen, his children, Wayne, of High River, Alberta; Dona (Bill) Larsen, of Casper, Wyoming; Doug (Allison) of DeWinton, Alberta; Darce, of Greeley, Colorado; and Kirsten, of Avondale, Colorado; 12 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren, his brother, Ralph, of Ponoka, Alberta; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Nancy Vold, and brothers Clifford and Norman.Vold's arrangements are being handled by Eaton Family Funeral Home of Fowler, Colorado. A private funeral and burial will be held in Fowler. Pallbearers are Darrell Barron, Mark Cotter, Brad Churchill, Vannie Halliday, Scott Walton, and Kenny Carpenter. Honorary pallbearers are Billy Ward, Rick Tune, Kip Olsen, and Randall Hund. A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on March 20, 2017, at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, 101 ProRodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Alma Civilla Straub - Weyburn ReviewTuesday, December 20, 2016
She enjoyed travelling and even went to Las Vegas with friends for a gambling trip. She moved from Moose Jaw to High River, AB in 1999, and from High River to Grande Prairie in 2010. Many people will fondly remember Alma for her caring nature, her sassy wit, and her love for her family. She is predeceased by her parents Frank and Violet Borrowman, brother Elmer Borrowman, sister-in-law Mabel Borrowman, first husband Stanley Jenner, second husband Alvin Straub, daughter Joyce Monteith, and nephew Russell Borrowman. Alma’s memory will be cherished by her son: James (Valerie) Jenner, their children Lisa Larson and her daughter Olivia, Melanie Jenner, and Derek Jenner and his daughter Kaydence; son-n-law John Monteith (Deb Watson), his children: Greg (Christy) Monteith and their children: Paige, Brooke and Rhyley; and Jennifer (Kevin) Dmytruk and their children Sierra, Lexi, Kody and Ethan; niece Marliss (Ken) Evans, their sons Eric and Cameron; nephew Gerald Borrowman; special nephew Lloyd Borrowman; and extended family Mike (Olga, deceased) Alexandruk, their children Janice (Darren) Parsons and their son Christopher; and Jonathan (Jackie) Alexandruk and their children Ryan, Megan and Robyn. Cremation has taken place in Grande Prairie and internment will take place, at a later date, in Moose Jaw, SK. Alma’s family graciously asks you to please consider honoring her memory by making a donation to the Huntington Society of Canada (151 Frederick St, Suite 400, Kitchener, ON N2H 2M2), the disease endured by her late husband, Alvin; or to the Canadian Cancer Society (55 St. Clair Avenue W, Suite 300, Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7). The family will honour Alma’s wishes and a funeral service will not be held. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.w...
Show n' shine chairperson remembered as 'family-man' - High River TimesFriday, September 2, 2016
By Kevin Rushworth
An outpouring of support followed news of the death of High River’s Garret Broer, but his loved ones remember the happy-go-lucky family man’s love for vehicles and the selfless help he provided to others.
Garret, 50, passed away after a motorcycle accident outside Vulcan on Aug. 13.
While many knew him as the event chairperson for the River City Classics Car Club’s annual show ‘n shine, his brother Maurice regarded him as a person who brought others closer together.
“He was the glue of the family,” he said. “He held all kinds of people together, not just (our) family. If things were going wrong, something was up...he would always be there to make sure it was right.”
Garret’s main volunteer effort was through the High River car club, according to his other brother Andrew. It was his enthusiasm for cars and his 1966 Chevelle that made him proud to take part, he said.
After his passing, Andrew noted he will remember Garret for his assistance provided to others, either vehicle mechanics work or other handyman skills, and his great love for fam...
Conservation group says Alberta grizzly, Bear 148, shot dead in BC - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
EDMONTON -- Conservationists are mourning the death of a female grizzly bear that had been moved from a popular area west of Calgary this summer to a remote park in northwest Alberta.
Stephen Legault of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative said Bear 148 was shot by a hunter on Sunday after wandering into British Columbia from its new home.
Legault said the bear was just becoming old enough to have cubs.
"What is really sad is that we have lost the potential that this grizzly bear represented for the further recovery of the threatened species in Alberta," he said Wednesday.
He noted that grizzly bears are often killed after being struck on highways and by trains.
"The fact that this bear was killed by a hunter illustrates the fact that there are many threats to these animals."
The B.C. government plans to ban the killing of grizzly bears for trophy, but not until after this hunting season.
Parks Canada and the Alberta government later confirmed the death of Bear 148.
"This outcome underlines the need for more collaboration across jurisdictions to co-ordinate wildlife and people management at a landscape level," Parks Canada said in an email.
Bear 148 was moved in July from its range near Banff and Canmore, Alta., to Kakwa Wildland Park.
The bear never hurt anyone but had gotten too close to people dozens of times since it was born in the Banff National Park a...
A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
I said to the seniors, ‘If you can’t get along with the Catholics, you’re free to leave!’” It should be noted the seniors have not gone anywhere. Originally from Alberta, Father Bob was ordained in 1971 as a priest in the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). The Order was founded in 1816 and has had a presence in British Columbia since 1858. The apostolic Oblates focused on outreach to remote and/or wilderness areas, which B.C. was at the time of the Gold Rush. “The Oblates were there, right at the beginning of the colonization of B.C.,” adds Father Bob, who says those early priests were so young that they were described as altar boys. He can quote the early history of the Oblates in B.C. chapter and verse, but is also fascinated by Canadian military history. He says that’s related to one of his mother’s brothers, who went overseas with the RCAF during the Second World War and was killed in action. “My mother had all these letters and pictures but had no time to organize them. But I thought, ‘If we don’t value his contributions, who’s going to?’ He sacrificed his life for this country, so I felt I owed him that and so I took every photo and every scrap of paper and put them in order.” After he began living here, Father Bob became intrigued by the history of local veterans, particularly the “Boys of Lillooet” whose names are inscribed on the cenotaph on the lawn outside the District Office. “I said to myself, ‘Who are you? Who are you?’” He then spent years researching their lives and eventually produced two volumes (World War One and World War Two) of priceless biographical material - old black and white and sepia photos, precious personal letters written from the front lines, military records and his own conversations with their siblings and other family members - that preserves the memory of the “Boys of Lillooet” for posterity. “Those fellows grew up here, lived within a five or 10-mile radius of downtown Lillooet and they never came back,” he says softly. “I thought they should be remembered and we should be proud of them.” Father Bob believes “history is made up of local people. It’s more than what Prince Charles has done. It’s people who are walking down the street. There’s history there, too.” He continues, “And it’s a good story if you go back and find out what happened. I remember hearing an interview with Mark Forsythe on the CBC and he was coming to Lytton for a public forum on the Gold Rush. It was also about the opening up of the Lillooet area and it was an eye-opener, too. I believe in history and I like to know history. I think the history of Lillooet makes you appreciate the place where you live. And for visitors, so much of B.C.’s history took place within a half mile of here.” He says, “Sometimes I’ll go down to Seton Lake and just sit there and I’ll ask people who are visiting for the day if they know where they are and what happened here. It makes it more interesting for them if they know some of the local history.” Father Bob acknowledges he’s “dealing with the reality of being a senior” and some health challenges involving his eyesight, but hopes to continue living here. “Why would I want to leave Lillooet?” he asks. “The environment here...
Calgary murder victim Nadia El-Dib laid to rest on Easter Sunday - Globalnews.caThursday, April 12, 2018
RCMP officer was injured after a shootout west of Edmonton near Evansburg, Alta. on Thursday night.WATCH: Mason Davis captured this audio from a police scanner during the tense moments when an Alberta RCMP officer was shot and a murder suspect killed west of Edmonton near Evansburg.It started when RCMP said an officer spotted a man who was believed to be wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, and a chase began after he failed to stop his vehicle.In the confrontation that followed, police say the suspect was killed and the RCMP officer suffered minor injuries. Sgt. Brian Topham, 59, was airlifted to hospital in Edmonton after a bullet grazed his head. He was released on Sunday.READ MORE: Evansburg RCMP officer recovering after shootout with murder suspect west of EdmontonLet's block ads! (Why?)...