Red Deer AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Lillian Larocque - Red Deer AdvocateThursday, December 14, 2017
Staff at West Park Lodge for the care and compassion they gave to mom. A Celebration of Lillian’s Life will be held at the Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 – 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held at the Red Deer Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, in lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in Lillian’s honour may be made directly to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
'It never gets any easier': Mother of Punky Gustavson commemorates 25-year anniversary of death - Edmonton JournalThursday, September 14, 2017
Vallette said her daughter’s remains were moved about two years ago from Edmonton’s Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery to a cemetery in the tiny town of Castor in 2015, about 140 km east of Red Deer.“I wish she was still (in Edmonton), but there’s not much we can do,” said Vallette. Nevertheless, Vallette said she and her brother-in-law will head off Wednesday to Castor to visit Punky’s new resting place and remember the young life stolen 25 years ago. firstname.lastname@example.org/jurisgraneyLet's block ads! (Why?)...
Murray, Shirley Maxine, (May 15, 2017) - Lambton ShieldFriday, June 2, 2017
Point Edward passed away. Beloved wife of the late William Edward Russell Murray (2009). Dear mother of daughters Cindy (John) Murray of Toronto, Heidi Murray of Point Edward and Yeon – Ja Fulcher of Red Deer, Alberta. Loving grandmother of Karly, Jeremy and Darby. Predeceased by her brother Kenneth Robinson and survived by her special nephew Dale Robinson. Born in Nipawan, Saskatchewan, but Point Edward was her home for over 75 years. The family wishes to thank the Palliative Care Team at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their care and compassion that was shown to our Mom. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment of ashes will take place at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Long-time Edson funeral director receives milestone award - Edson LeaderFriday, June 2, 2017
April 24.The Alberta Funeral Service Association gave Joy, 70, owner of the Edson Funeral Home, a 50-year service plaque during the organization's annual general meeting in Red Deer.Joy was one of two funeral directors to receive 50-year awards. One other was awarded with a 55-year plaque. Joy has seen plenty of changes in the profession over the years, one of the biggest being an increase in the number of cremations as opposed to standard burials, which used to be the norm. Joy attributes this to the baby boomer generation, a group that shuns the concept of taking up valuable land for burial. He said fiscal consideration has little to do with it, even though cremations are more reasonable."It's not a money thing - it's just the attitudes of the baby boomers."Joy grew up around the family business, assisting his father Liberty at the old Edson Funeral Parlour, now the King's Court Apartment complex. Joy's duties included washing cars, setting up graves and assisting with funerals. Joy began assisting his father on a regular basis in 1957. He started his apprenticeship in 1961 and received his licence in 1963. In 1979 Liberty dissolved his partnership with Connelly-McKinley Funeral Homes. Bob and his ...
Willis TapperTuesday, May 9, 2017
Blair Kosakewich (Edmonton), 8 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, sisters-in-law Jessie Barnes , Fanny Barnes, Margaret Tucker & Betty & Ross Barnes, nephews Gilbert & Paula Allen (Red Deer), Nelson & Alma Cluett (Corner Brook). Special friend Jeannie Mitchell (Dennis deceased)Kansas City, USA and other relatives and friends. Visitation in the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews on Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 – 4 pm & 7 – 9 pm. Funeral service to take place on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 1 pm from St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Topsail. Interment in the Anglican Cemetery, Topsail. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations to the Old Church Upkeep Fund or the Cemetery Upkeep Fund. To sign the guest registry, or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.hickeysfuneralhome.ca...
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...
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?)...
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...