Jasper AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
From 99 dead when train plunged through swing bridge to Lac-Mégantic: Canada's most deadly rail accidents - CBC NewsSaturday, March 2, 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 2, 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 9, 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 4, 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...
Death and Funeral Notices for March 4 - Tyler Morning TelegraphFriday, March 17, 2017
Saturday at Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant. BECKY MARIE KRANTZ, 61, Whitehouse; Memorial service noon Saturday at Gateway Baptist Church, Whitehouse. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. JASPER DEAN EDWARD LITTRELL, 9 months 24 days, Mineola; Visitation 2-3 p.m. Saturday at Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home. Funeral service 3 p.m. Saturday at Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home, Lindale. CHARLES WILLIAM MINSHEW, 94, Hawkins; Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. Croley Funeral Home, Hawkins. THOMSON L. “TOM” MOORE, Tyler; Memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday at Hillcreek Baptist Church. BOBBIE KATE (COX) MYERS, 87, Pleasant Hill; Graveside service 2 p.m. Saturday at Myers Family Cemetery. Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson. CHARLES “CHARLIE” O’BRIEN, 59, Bullard; Celebration of Life service 2 p.m. Saturday at Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. JEANETTE HELEN (MERSIOSKY) O'NEAL, 87, Tyler, formerly of Overton; Visitation 2 p.m. Saturday at Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home. Funeral service 3 p.m. Saturday at Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home, Overton. JOHN OSCAR PEOPLES, 67, Longview; Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Apostolic Church. Turner Brothers Mortuary, Gilmer. ZELMA RUTH SNOW, 89, Chandler; Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Chandler. Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. NOLA STARLING, 87, Nacogdoches; Visitation 7-8 p.m. Friday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Lufkin; Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at Antioch Baptist Church, Nacogdoches. Sadler Funeral Home, Nacogdoches. MARY LOU STEED, 77, Tyler; Graveside service 2 p.m. Saturday at Sabine Cemetery, Lindale. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. PETE THRASH, 79, Kilgore; Graveside service 10 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Cemetery. Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson. JOE LOUIS WAYNE, 67, Gilmer; Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Gilead Baptist Church. Turner Brothers Mortuary, Gilmer. FREDDY WILKINS, 77, Lindale; Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday at Damascus Cemetery. Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home, Lindale. LULA BELLE WILLIAMS, 93, Tyler, formerly of Whitehouse; Funeral service 2 p.m., Saturday at Smith Temple Church of God in Christ John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. LORAINE WINTERBAUER, 58, Winnsboro; Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday at Little Hope Cemetery. FUNERALS TODAY JAMES “JIMMY” HUGH GLASS, 81, Jacksonville; Visitation 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Cornerstone Baptist Church. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at Cornerstone Baptist Church. Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville. MARY EDNA (WOOTEN) MILLER, 79, Mount Pleasant; Visitation noon-5 p.m. and with family 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Tumey Mortuary. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Gilmore Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant. Tumey Mortuary, Mount Pleasant. LOUISE MARIE (HOFFMAN) O’SULLIVAN, 93, Tyler; Rosary and visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday at Lloyd James Funeral Home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Lloyd James Funeral Home, Tyler. TOMMY PETTIT, 36, New Harmony; Viewing 1-7 p.m. Saturday at Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home Lindale. DAVID LEWIS POWELL, 65, Jacksonville; Memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday at Hideaway Community Church. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
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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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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