Jasper AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Bus driver killed in Columbia Icefield parking lot - Rocky Mountain OutlookWednesday, March 27, 2019
JASPER – A 52-year-old female bus driver was struck and killed by her bus in the parking lot of the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, Oct. 4.
According to the RCMP, she was outside of her bus when it hit her around 1:15 p.m.
Police did not release her identity, however, colleagues identified the woman on social media as Yumiko Taura, a driver for Canada Coach Lines.
"Yesterday a tragic freak accident took the life of a member of our community here in the Bow Valley," wrote John House, who started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for her funeral costs.
"Yumiko Taura was a motor coach driver who while standing beside her coach and unloading passengers at a prime tourist attraction along the Icefield Parkway became pinned by her own motor coach as it started to move toward three parked cars."
According to the RCMP, a STARS air ambulance was dispatched to the parking lot, however, when it arrived she was declared dead at the scene.
Several witnesses were interviewed by police and...
From 99 dead when train plunged through swing bridge to Lac-Mégantic: Canada's most deadly rail accidents - CBC NewsSaturday, March 02, 2019
Hinton, Alta. Feb. 8, 1986 23 deadA freight train collided with a passenger train between Jasper and Edmonton, leaving 95 injured and 23 dead on Feb. 8, 1986. An inquiry found the crew ignored stop signals and failed to follow established operating rules, while demonstrating a lack of awareness.In 1986, 23 people died after a CN freight train crashed into a VIA passenger train in Hinton, Alta. Investigators suspect the CN crew fell asleep. (Karen Sornberger/Edmonton Journal/The Canadian Press)10. Canoe River, B.C. Nov. 21, 1950 21 deadOn Nov. 21, 1950, a train carrying troops for the Korean War crashed with a second train after railway telegraph operator Jack Atherton sent an incomplete message regarding the location of one of the trains. The crash led to the death of 17 soldiers and four crew members. Defended by John Diefenbaker (who practised criminal law before becoming Canadian prime minister from 1957 to 1963), Atherton was found not guilty.The silver-tongued lawyer wins his most sensational case. 6:45With files from CBC Archives, the Passionate Eyea href="...
Long-time Edson funeral director receives milestone award - Edson LeaderFriday, June 02, 2017
We've had times where we've had eight or more people in here [at the same time for embalming and other aspects of funeral preparation]."The Edson Funeral Home serves a large area, as far west as Jasper and Grande Cache, as far east as Evansburg and north to Whitecourt and Fox Creek.Days can be long but probably not as long as they were when Joy and his dad used to have to drive into Edmonton to get bodies embalmed. "We'd leave around 5 p.m. and get to Edmonton around eight. We'd get back to Edson around 2 or 3 a.m."He said in those days Highway 16 was mostly a gravel surface. The only pavement was from Spruce Grove to Edmonton.Joy said what gives him the most satisfaction is when families are pleased with the services he provides."When the family at the end of it all comes up to you and thanks you for doing what they asked you to do - what they requested and you've done it to the best of your ability for the family with the least amount of pressure [to them] possible."For young people thinking about entering the funeral profession Joy said they should be prepared to work long hours."You have to be committed and realize it's not a nine-to-five job - it's a 24/7 job. You're going to sacrifice a lot of personal time."But it can also be a rewarding career as well, Joy said."It's been a ride. It provided my family with a good living."Joy said he's thinking about retirement and he may one day sell the funeral home. But he said when he does it will be to the right person."If I ever sell it, it would have to be to someone who has the same philosophy as I have, otherwise I guess I won't sell."Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Butch SavoryTuesday, May 09, 2017
Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 37 years Vera, daughter Krista (Shawn), son Kirk (Ashley), granddaughter Chelsea his pride and joy, and his special buddy jasper. Also special family whom he loved dearly, Alex and Florence Holden, Brian (Donna),Blair Holden (Geri), and Donna Dowden(Rod), brothers: Cecil (Hilda), Cyril (Laura),Andrew (Jane), sisters: Pearl (Charles), Mary, Marlene (Neil),Brothers-in-law: Ed McGory (Denise), Jim Haines (Dawn),Tony Fowler (Joanne), Joe McGory, sisters-in-law Pam Butler (tony), Joanne Mcgory-Flower (Joe), Brenda Soper, Delores Porter (Graham) and mother-in-law Bernice Haines. Also leaving to mourn his other family the Rideout’s : Edith, Doug, Darryl, Dulcie, Hope, Verlene, Mary, Linda, Bob, Jonathan, and a large circle of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends. Special friends: Tony Butler (Pam), Paul Butler (Pam), Keith Skanes (Doreen), Dave Dawe (Roseanne), Tony Hiscock (Bernadette), Harold Rideout (Madonna), CLB old Comrades, and all his cabin buddies on old Track Rd. A special thank you to Dr. Rorke, and all the staff at DR. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, doctors, nurses at DR. L.A. Miller Centre Palliative Care Unit. Cremation has taken place with visitation at the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Ho...
Mother and daughter from BC killed, Calgary man injured in Saturday night collision east of Jasper - Edmonton JournalTuesday, April 04, 2017
File photo of an RCMP vehicle.A mother and daughter were killed and a man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision just east of Jasper Saturday night.While on patrol, Jasper RCMP came across the collision on Highway 16, about 15 kilometres east of town, at about 10:45 p.m.A van and truck were involved in the collision, police said.Two occupants in the van, a 33-year-old woman and her 10-year-old daughter, died at the scene of the collision. An eight-year-old boy in the van was not injured, RCMP said. A 56-year-old woman in the van suffered minor injuries.All occupants of the van were from British Columbia.The driver of the truck, a 51-year-old man from Calgary, was taken to hospital in serious condition.RCMP are still investigating and have yet to determine the cause of the collision but confirmed the crash occurred between an eastbound vehicle and a westbound vehicle.Highway 16 east of the town was shut down for hours Saturday night. It reopened Sunday morning.Meanwhile, a funeral was held Saturday for four victims from the same Amisk, Alta., family who died in a crash near Hardisty that killed five people on...
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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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 ...