Sherwood Park AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Third-party review to be done on boxing match after Tim Hague dies - Globalnews.caWednesday, July 5, 2017
He eventually fought in the UFC. In 2016, after 10 years in the octagon professionally, the 6’4?, 265-lb. Albertan set his sights on the boxing ring.The 34-year-old was also a coach at the UFC Gym in Sherwood Park.Statement from KO Boxing Promotions regarding Tim Hague\’s death.KO Boxing Promotions— With a file from The Canadian PressLet's block ads! (Why?)...
Going green with funerals - Sherwood Park NewsFriday, June 2, 2017
So, we formed a society, we have completed and submitted the documentation for charitable registration, and I think that we are making a move towards a non-profit community cemetery.”Sherwood Park is in the minority of Alberta municipalities that does not have a community cemetery — meaning that most available burial sites are operated by churches, private owners, or the City of Edmonton. Roughly only 20 per cent of Albertan municipalities are without a community-run cemetery.This lack of a community cemetery, which would offer green burials, is something Hoffmann hopes to change.“It’s a big vision,” Hoffmann said, explaining that BOSS hopes to create a cemetery that is operated by the non-profit and is primarily volunteer driven. She added, at this point, the organization is hoping to add board positions, accumulate funding and develop a plan, including concept drawings and an operating model.“And we need land,” she said. “We need three to five-acres.”Finding that land would also mean presenting the need for a community cemetery to council.“I think that council is very aware (of the need), and they are interested in learning more, too,” Hoffmann said.For more information about BOSS, please visit firstname.lastname@example.org/SarahComberLet's block ads! (Why?)...
Dying in eco-friendly style - Fort Saskatchewan RecordFriday, April 21, 2017
So, we formed a society, we have completed and submitted the documentation for charitable registration, and I think that we are making a move towards a non-profit community cemetery.” Sherwood Park is in the minority of Alberta municipalities that does not have a community cemetery — meaning that most available burial sites are operated by churches, private owners or the City of Edmonton. Roughly only 20 per cent of Albertan municipalities are without a community-run cemetery. This lack of a community cemetery, that offers green burials, is something Hoffmann hopes to change. “It’s a big vision,” Hoffmann said, explaining that BOSS hopes to create a cemetery that is operated by the non-profit and primarily volunteer driven. She added that at this point, the organization is hoping to add board positions, accumulate funding and develop a plan, including concept drawings and an operating model. “And we need land,” she said. “We need three to five-acres.”Finding that land would also mean presenting the need for a community cemetery to council. “I think that council is very aware (of the need), and they are interested in learning more too,” Hoffmann said. For more information about BOSS, please visit www.boss-strathcona.org.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Stewart, Gordon Frank, (March 7, 2017) - Lambton ShieldTuesday, April 4, 2017
Gail Deakin (nee Stewart), of Sarnia Ontario, and her children, Christopher Deakin (Kerri Ann,) of Okotoks Alberta and Albert Deakin of Toronto, Ontario and Gary Stewart (Donna) of Sherwood Park Alberta and their children Stephen Stewart (Morgan), Cheryl Hamaluk (Justin), their daughters Willow and Freya, Kristina Paulson (Trevor), Garth Stewart of Sarnia Ontario and his sister Eleanor Davies, of Mesa Arizona. He is survived by his late daughter Donna Stewart’s children Jason Marks, his son Prestyn, Amanda Marks, (Kevin) Melissa Marks (Ryan) Lisa Marks (Jean) and their children Landyn and Maliyah. Gordon was predeceased by his brother Lorne Stewart and his daughter Donna Stewart. Family and friends will be received at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Cremation will follow. Memorial gifts in memory of Gordon to the Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
HOFFMAN - The Battlefords News-OptimistTuesday, April 4, 2017
Calgary); Sister’s-in-law: Florette Crawford, Edmonton, Rosalie (Jerry) Frass, Regina, Trudy (Mike) Carriere, Calgary, Suzanne (Grant) Carlson – Outlook; Brother’s-in-law: Daniel (Linda) Hebert – Sherwood Park, Raymond (Linda) Hebert – North Battleford, Edward (Michele) Hebert – Sherwood Park; Numerous Nieces & Nephews. Predeceased by: Father – Theodore (Ted) Hoffman; Brother – Russell Hoffman; Sister-in-law – Linda Hoffman; Brother & Sister In Laws – Frank & Arlene Hebert; Allen Crawford. Service Of Celebration & Thanksgiving For Wayne’s Life was held Monday, March 6, 2017 - 2:00 pm at St. Joseph Calasanctius Roman Catholic Church – North Battleford, Sk. Honour Guard was formed by the K-40 & K-ettes of the Battlefords. Honorary Pallbearers were Better Home & Gardens Real Estate Agents & Staff. Arrangements were entrusted to Battlefords Funeral Service.
Card of Thanks
Thank-you to Father Nestor Gregoire, Reverend Roger Lavoie, the Cross and Urn Bearers, Readers, the Offertory Gift Bearers, Pianist Glenn Goodman and Soloist Robert MacKay for making the Memorial Service so special. Special Thanks to Eulogist Wayne Standbrook for the awesome way you walked us through Wayne’s 69 + years of his life. After Graduating from Business College, Wayne started his Career in Management with Woolworths then Woolco taking him to various cities in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. In 1975, Wayne changed professions and became a Real Estate Agent and Property Manager in the Battlefords - spent 41 years doing what he loved. Wayne was an active member of Kinsmen & K-40 for 47 years. Also a member of the Legion and of the former Battlefords Union Hospital Board and was then appointed to the Prairie North Health Region Board. Wayne loved golfing ...
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...
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?)...