Innisfail AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Helping hand from Good Samaritan ends in death on side of Alberta road - CBC.caWednesday, July 05, 2017
Alberta highway.RCMP said a northbound truck and trailer crossed the median and ended up in the west ditch of the Queen Elizabeth 2 Highway in the Innisfail region early Thursday morning.They said the driver and a motorist who had stopped to offer assistance were standing outside the rig when a southbound semi ran into debris from the first accident and ended up striking both people.Two people were killed early Thursday morning when a semi-truck hit them as they stood outside another truck that was stuck in the ditch on Highway 2. (RCMP)The victims — who were Calgary residents — have been identified by friends, social media posts and GoFundMe fundraising campaigns.Calgary firefighter Brian McAsey wrote on Facebook that his sister, Heather McAsey Anderson, was the Good Samaritan who had just driven his niece to Edmonton and was returning home.He says he's proud of the way his sister lived and died. Friends of McAsey Anderson hope to raise funds for funeral expenses.Friends of Elayarajas Balasundrum, the stranded driver, are trying to raise money to return his body to India for a traditional funeral.The highway's southbound lanes were closed for several hours for an investigation.Speed, alcohol and road conditions have been r...
Friends of trucker killed in fatal crash crowdfunding for funeral expenses - Calgary HeraldFriday, June 02, 2017
Elayaraja Balasundaram (pictured here) and Heather McAsey Anderson were killed on the QE II near Innisfail after a semi-truck crashed into the pair.After an early-morning crash Thursday claimed the lives of a stranded truck driver and the Good Samaritan who stopped to help, friends are donating to send the driver’s body to India to be with his family.Elayaraja Balasundaram and Heather McAsey Anderson were killed on the QE II near Innisfail after a semi-truck crashed into the pair. McAsey Anderson had pulled over to help Balasundaram after he lost control of his semi-truck and went into the ditch.Balasundaram was born in India before moving to Canada, and friends have started a GoFundMe page to send his body to India “for the final rites, funeral costs and the unexpected expenses that come with a sudden loss like this.”So far, the campaign has raised $14,755 of the $30,000 goal.“At just 36 years old, this was a sudden and heartbreaking loss for his friends and family and anyone that’s ever come in contact with Elayaraja,” read a statement on the GoFundMe page. “Any excess money wil...
Scandia cowboy wins bull riding crown - Brooks BulletinFriday, November 04, 2016
Jenna Shearer of New Dayton 4.1 seconds, Trey Broderson of Vauxhall 4.3 seconds and Walker Long of Irvine 4.4 seconds.Junior bull riding: Owen Berreth of Airdrie 74 points, Riley Gagnon of Innisfail 70 points, Tyler Gagnon of Innisfail 69.5 points and Kaydunn Henry of Raymond 65 points.Steer wrestling: Jeff Heggie of Cardson 5.9 seconds, Dax Eagle bear of Standoff 7.9 seconds, Mike Trautman of Lethbridge 14.6 seconds and Matt Klatt of Foremost 15.1 seconds.Saddle bronc: Kolby Wanchuk of Sherwood Park 70.5 points, Kole Ashbacker of Arrowwood 70 points, Tyson Ulrich of Climax, Saskatchewan 68 points and Ricky Warren of Hudsons Hope, B.C. 64 points.Team roping Jason Schmidt and Clint Schriener and Mike Powelson and Scott Siemens split top spot with times of 6.4 seconds.Bull riding: Colten Schuett of Scandia 71.5 points, Jeff Hudson of Nanton 71 points, Buck Moen of Elrose, Saskatchewan 69.5 points and Ron Hunt of Nanton 67 points.Round TwoSteer riding: Season leader Blake Smith of Abby, Saskatchewan 71.5 points, Dickston Tattrie of Youngstown 71.5 points, Kole Dolgopol of Irvine 71 points, Tyler Mitchell of Bow Island 69 points.Bareback bronc riding: Strawbs Jones 76 points, Carson Stevenson of Strathmore 73 points and Buck Moen of Elrose 52 points.Novice bronc riding: Lane Ferguson of Granum 67 points, Kale Hughson 65.5 points and K’s Thomson 64 points.Ladies barrel racing: Bailey O’donnell of Lethbridge 14.63 seconds, Mardi Yarashenko of Maple Creek 14.71 seconds, Lindsay Beach of Cochrane 14.91 seconds and Dana Lovell of Medicine Hat 15.03 seconds.Junior barrel racing: Rylee Wilson of Gleichen 14.91 seconds, Jenna Urasaki of Coaldale 14.96 seconds, Kelby Keeley of Claresholm 15.09 seconds, Janae Wilson of Maple Creek 15.2 seconds.Lil Rascals barrel racing. Lucy Smith of Raymond 15.15 seconds, Kodi Ralph of Raymond 15.34 seconds, Lily Wilson 15.4 seconds and Tynell Schooten of Vulcan 15.53 seconds.Breakaway roping: Walker Long of Irvine three seconds, Cammie Fox of Cardson 3.7 seconds, Carla Olstad of Medicine Hat 4.6 seconds and Trey Broderson of Vauxhall 4.7 seconds.Junior bull riding: Owen Berreth of Airdrie 68 points and Tyler Craig of Crossfield 64 points.Steer wrestling: Matt Klatt of Foremost 5.2 seconds, Mike Trautman of Lethbridge 6.2 seconds, Jeff Heggie Cardston 6.9 seconds and Arlan Minue of New Dayton 14 seconds.Saddle bronc: Kolby Wanchuk of Sherwood Park 78 points, Ricky Warren of Hudsons Hope, B.C. 77 points and Kole Ashbacher 74 points.Team roping: Jeff Heggie and Justin Kraft 6.8 seconds, Travis Kellett and Mike Smith 20.6 seconds and Rob Haig and Blake Newton 21.1 seconds.Bull riding: Colten Schuett of Scandia 73.5 points, Ron Hunt of Nanton 68 points and K’s Thomson of Lundbreck 66 points.Round ThreeSteer riding: Blake Smith 71.5 points, Quade Hughson of Foremost 67 points, Lucas Dunand of Claresholm 66.5 points and Trayden Hoffman of Scandia 65.5 points.Calf roping: Mace Perozak 10.5 seconds, Danny Finnerty of Duchess 10.9 seconds, Lyle Kathrein of Claresholm 13 seconds and Justin Hatch of Magrath 13.8 seconds. Season leader Danny Finnety was the only tie down roper to place in all three rounds.Bronc riding: Strawbs Jones 74 points, Brett Williams 73.5 points, Buck Moen 70 points and Carson Stevenson 69.5 points.Novice bronc riding: Lane Ferguson 69 points and K’s Thomson 67.5 points.Lad...
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 ...
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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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...