Wainwright AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Funeral Monday for Sgt. Dynerowicz - Pembroke Daily ObserverWednesday, July 5, 2017
Funeral services will be held Monday for a Petawawa soldier killed this week in a trainining accident at Wainwright, Alberta.Family and friends of Sgt. Robert “Bobby” Dynerowicz will be gathering in his native Kitchener, Ontario to bid farewell to the armoured crewman. Services will take place at Henry Walser Funeral Home with internment at Williamsburg Cemetery.Sgt. Dynerowicz, a member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD), died Tuesday when the Light Armoured Vehicle III (LAV III) he was crew commanding was involved in a mishap. Three other members of the regiment were injured. Two have since been released, while a third remains in hospital in Edmonton. An investigation into the incident is underway.Flags continued to fly at half mast Friday at the garrison and around the Town of Petawawa. Before a ribbon cutting at Petawawa Showcase, Mayor Bob Sweet had also offered condolences on behalf of the residents of the town. During a ceremony for the grand opening of Canex at the garrison, Col. Mark Misener, commander of 4 Canadian Division Support Group, paused for a moment to reflect on “the...
Support floods in for homicide victim and family - Vermilion StandardWednesday, July 5, 2017
A GoFundMe fundraiser for Nichole Clifford and her family has collected over $9,000 in three days.Clifford was found dead in her Wainwright, Alta. home, situated at 1206 – 8 Avenue, by members of the Wainwright RCMP detachment last Friday, after it was reported she had not arrived at work at approximately 10:30 a.m.Clifford’s death has been deemed a homicide and a murder investigation is underway, by Members of the Wainwright RCMP, as well as investigators from the RCMP’s Major Crime Unit (MCU, following confirmation from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton on Tuesday.The RCMP’s Forensic Identification Section has been involved in examining the scene and gathering evidence in the process.The money from the Love for Nichole and family GoFundMe fundraiser, which has a goal of $10,000, will help alleviate the costs associated with her funeral, and support her two children. The fundraiser can be found at, www.gofundme.com/love-for-nichole-and-family.The RCMP are asking anyone who may have been in the area of 12 Street and 8 Avenue in Wainwright anytime between the evening of Thursday, Feb. 23 and the morning of Friday, Feb. 24., to call the Wainwright ...
Crowds welcome home body of Sgt. Robert Dynerowicz in Kitchener, Ont. - CBC.caTuesday, May 9, 2017
Sgt. Robert "Bobby" Dynerowicz Friday afternoon.Dynerowicz died Tuesday after he was involved in an accident while riding in a light armoured vehicle during training at CFB Wainwright, Alta.Family, friends, firefighters and well-wishers gathered. Some wore T-shirts with Dynerowicz's name while others showed their support wearing red and white.Dynerowicz's body was driven from Pearson Airport in Toronto about 90 kilometres west to the Henry Walser Funeral Home in Kitchener.The crowd was expecting a police-led motorcade of his immediate family to go past between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.Those in attendance draped flags from the Ottawa Street bridge over the Conestoga Parkway. Firefighters and construction crews hoisted large flags into the sky with ladders and cranes. Two of the people paying tribute to Sgt. Robert "Bobby" Dynerowicz hug each other on the Ottawa Street bridge. (Melanie Ferrier/CBC)Dynerowicz's aunt, Darlene Karnupis, helped organize the tribute and it's something she thinks Dynerowicz would have appreciated."Robert, because he was not killed in combat, he is not a candidate for the Highway of Heroes," she said."This was one of Robert's wishes, if he was to pass on during his military e...
Funeral today for soldier killed in Alberta training exercise accident - CTV NewsTuesday, May 9, 2017
Thirty-four-year-old Sergeant Robert Dynerowicz died last Tuesday after his LAV-three armoured vehicle crashed during a live-fire exercise at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright.
Dynerowicz joined the army in 2005 and was a member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, a regiment based at CFB Petawawa in Ontario.
He served two tours of duty in Afghanistan.
His funeral will be held this morning in his hometown of Kitchener, Ont. (at the Henry Walser funeral home).Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Radio station launches campaign to raise money for Amisk ... - Edmonton SunTuesday, April 4, 2017
Tim was a truck driver who often called in to K-Rock 101.9 morning host Clair Spencer. "Tim was always upbeat, he was a happy guy and he was always trying to make everybody happy," Spencer said from Wainwright, where the station is located.Spencer said she had spoken with Tim for several years over the radio or through social media."He was great. He was always that funny guy sending in a funny comment," she said."When you are in radio you talk to people, some more than others, but some people become friends even if you've never met that person."Over the weekend a funeral service was held at Crossroads Church in Red Deer and a celebration of life was held on Sunday at the Czar Hall, with memories written on pieces of paper to be turned into a memory book.Let'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...
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?)...