Jasper AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
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?)...
Jackson, William Thomas George, (Feb. 7, 2017) - Lambton ShieldWednesday, February 8, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at Lambton Meadowview Villa, William Thomas George Jackson passed away in his 96th year. Bill was born on the family farm in Plympton Township, on May 23, 1921 to Jasper and Lena (Griffin) Jackson. He was a lifelong Plympton-Wyoming farmer who loved restoring and collecting antique Oliver tractors as well as steam engines. He was a charter member of the Hart Parr Oliver Collectors Association and The Ontario Goodison Oliver Connection, a Past-President and longtime secretary of The Western Ontario Steam Threshers Association (WOSTA), and for 73 years he was a proud member of Model Lodge #147 Independent Order of Odd Fellows – Wyoming. A longtime devoted member of London Road West United Church, an avid card player and in 2015 he was the recipient of the Plympton-Wyoming Mayor’s Community Appreciation Award. A true family man, Bill was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy (n. Roddick) Jackson (1998). Loving father of John (Dorothy) Jackson, Marlene Jackson (Nick Klaver), Brian (Barbara) Jackson, Susan (Mel) Hoy and Mary (Jeffrey) Jacobs. Cherished grandfather of Eric (Kelli) Jackson, Bryce Jackson, Natalie Jackson (Brian Kielt), Kate Jackson (Bryan Recoskie), Jasper, Isaac an...
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?)...
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...
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...