North Edmonton AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Newfoundland father of man slain in Edmonton pleads for help to get body home - Edmonton SunWednesday, July 05, 2017
The father of a 33-year-old man stabbed to death in a north Edmonton alley last week is pleading for help to get his son’s body home to the tiny Newfoundland town where he was raised.Terry Coates — father of Brent Coates who was found fatally wounded near 118 Avenue and 50 Street around 3:30 a.m. Friday — said he hopes to lay his son to rest next to his mother at a family plot in Brown’s Arm, N.L., population 400. “I’ve got a lot of pride and I don’t want to ask anyone for anything, but I have to get my son home,” said Coates Tuesday from his home in nearby Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L. “You’re paying your bills, you’re paying your mortgage, you’re paying everything else, and you’re not thinking about an extra $12,000 or $15,000 to bury your son.”Coates was born in Ontario, raised in Brown’s Arm and moved west as a young man, initially working in construction in Slave Lake. It was there he got the call that his mother had died of a heart attack. His father last saw him at the funeral. “That really affected him,” Coates said. “His mother was e...
Alberta lacrosse world remembers St. Albert teen killed on bicycle - CBC.caWednesday, July 05, 2017
St. Albert, after he was hit by a van while riding his bike."He was a great, great kid," said Norm Maxwell, assistant coach of the teen's Bantam 'A' lacrosse team, the North Edmonton Wizards.Maxwell said Darian's teammates have been devastated by his death and wanted to do something to help his parents and brother and sister.They came up with the idea to set up a GoFundMe page."The boys said a funeral was expensive," Maxwell said. "I'm not sure how they knew that."Darian Mar (front row, third from right), was known for his work ethic and determination among his Wizards teammates. (Murray Sielski)The teammates, aged 13 and 14, wrote a touching tribute for the page.By Tuesday evening they had surpassed their goal of raising $20,000 to cover funeral costs and a special vacation for the Mar family. Several people chipped in $77-donations in honour of Darian's jersey number.Maxwell said he was blown away by the maturity of Darian's teammates, who found out about the tragedy after a game last Thursday, when their coaches broke the news in the dressing room.The Wizards team will observe a moment's silence before every game and will keep the No. 77 jersey Darian wore on the bench for the rest of the season."The boys said it best," Maxwell said. "They all wanted to strive to be like him, because he made the right choices and good decisions."Darian Mar's jersey will be placed on the bench for the Wizards' games and the team is arranging for it to be framed f...
Family raising money to send murder victim's body home to ... - Edmonton JournalThursday, November 17, 2016
Colombia to help their parents.
But when Duran’s brother Ibanez, 42, was killed early Sunday in a vicious, seemingly random attack in north Edmonton, the couple was at a loss what to tell family back home.
“Now my family is scared,” Malkum said.
Sitting in the dining room of their home, Malkum and Duran don’t know why six strangers swarmed Malkum and Ibanez as they walked home from a Latin bar.
Malkum said he didn’t get a good look at any of the attackers, who didn’t say anything when the two men pleaded with them to stop. It was dark and everything happened fast.
“I tried to give a hand to my brother-in-law, but I couldn’t because they were attacking me,” he said Wednesday.
After neighbours heard what was happening and called police, the attackers fled. While waiting for an ambulance, he said he was crying “please wake up, please wake up” over and over again. Police arrived and pulled him away.
Later, at the hospital, a doctor confirmed the worst.
Malkum said he has only spoken to the police to give his statement. For now, fighting for justice for his brother-in-law will wait.
The family is trying to raise the $22,000 needed to send Ibanez’s body to Colombia, where he lived with his girlfriend and 18-year-old son.
Elias Malkum and his wife Milena Duran hold the photo of Malkum’s brother Leonardo Duran Ibanez while speaking about his loss at their home in Edmonton on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Ian Kucerak / Postmedia
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...