Altona MB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Hrycak (nee Burtoway), Nell, (Feb. 26, 2017) - Lambton ShieldWednesday, March 1, 2017
February, 26, 2017 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of Philip for 63 years. Loving mother of Carol Hayden, Toronto, Margaret Pate, London, Steve Hrycak & his wife Janet, Sarnia, Murray Harrison, Altona, Manitoba, Mark Hrycak, Toronto, Donald Hrycak & his wife Kim Robinson, Paisley and Patrick Hrycak & his wife Lisa, Owen Sound. Cherished grandmother of Kelly & Melanie Hayden, Wyatt & Zane Pate, Mae & Wesley Hrycak, Thomas & Ian Hrycak. Dear sister of Michael Burtoway, Calgary and Alycia Gnutel, Mundare, Alberta. Dear sister-in-law of Mel Hrytsak, Garson. Predeceased by her parents George & Lena Burtoway and brother Ben Burtoway. Nell was born in Ukraine and immigrated with her mother at the age of 4 to join her father in Saskatchewan. She was brought up on a farm and walked 4 miles to a one room country school house each day and in the winter, drove a horse drawn cutter. She completed high school in Yorkton, Saskatchewan then took her nursing training at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg. Nell held registered nurse certifications for many years in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. As a loving mother of 7, Nell’s passion was her family. She was a faithful parishioner of St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic church for 28 years. Visitation at ...
Family, friends mourn 2 men killed in Boxing Day head-on collision - YorkRegion.comFriday, January 6, 2017
Boxing Day in Pickering.
The two cars collided around 11:30 p.m. on Taunton Road, just west of Altona Road, after the Honda Accord being driven by Stouffville’s Satheesh Loganathan, 35, allegedly crossed the centre line, hitting the Toyota Corolla being driven by Atheesh Balasubramaniam, 21, from Ajax.
Balasubramaniam will have a visitation Dec. 30 between 4 and 9 p.m. at Markham’s Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, and a second at the same location Dec. 31 between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m..
Both men are of Sri Lankan heritage and a man who identified himself as Balasubramaniam’s brother on Facebook said Balasubramaniam was attending the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
One man posted on Facebook that heavy fog was causing problems for motorists in the area where the crash occurred that night.
“Drove that same route that night,” wrote an account registered to Matt Gainer. “The fog was crazy. Like 10 (feet) visibility.”
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Gaydha Uldine MUNRO (nee ASHLEY) - Red Deer AdvocateSaturday, March 2, 2019
Cam, who was the love of her life. She was also predeceased by her parents, Norman and Loveday, her brother Mackay, and her sister Carol.
Gaydha was born and raised in Manitou, Manitoba. After graduating high school, she went to business college and began a career working in various administrative positions including with the Manitoba Telephone System and the Manitoba Department of Agriculture.
Soon after, she met Cam, her true love, and they married on August 6, 1960. After settling in Winnipeg, they welcomed their three daughters and began the family life they so enjoyed. Cam’s career took the family from Manitoba to Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. During that time, Gaydha was a dedicated wife and mother, roles she was very proud of. Following retirement in 1990, she and Cam returned to Red Deer, Alberta, where they would enjoy spending time with their family and especially their cherished grandchildren. Those who knew Gaydha were touched by her strength, spirit, enthusiasm, and passion. She would take the occasions in life to celebrate others with generosity and joy, providing an example that will endure in the hearts of her family.
A special thank you to the Palliative Home Care Team, especially Shannon and Sarah, and to the exceptional staff of the Red Deer Hospice. In keeping with Gaydha’s wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service.
If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4R 3S6, www.reddeerhospice.com
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Park players remember fallen MacEwan teammate - Sherwood Park NewsSaturday, March 2, 2019
MacEwan and in his third year with the Griffins. He also played with the Drayton Valley Thunder of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (2013-2014), the Opaskwayak Cree Nation Blizzard of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (2013-2015) and the La Ronge Ice Wolves of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (2015-2016).Lamothe was a graduate of the Vimy Ridge Academy and also played for the Edmonton South Side Athletic Club. The official cause of death has not been released."He was a real salt-of-the-earth guy," said Griffins forward and another Sherwood Park product Nolan Yaremchuk, 25. "He really thought about other people before he thought about himself. I think that Nakehko was so special in so many different ways. For one, he was so funny, he had a charismatic personality, and he was always wanting to come to the rink to get better. His drive for hockey was something I'd never seen before. He loved playing hockey."
Grant MacEwan Griffins hockey player and Sherwood Park product Cam Gotaas speaks about the death of teammate Nakehko Lamothe. Greg Southam/Postmedia Network
Part Dene and part Cree, Lamothe was a role model for Indigenous youth. He grew up on the Bigstone Cree Nation at Calling Lake and helped run youth hockey programs. Last February, Lamothe invited youth from his community to spend a day with him at MacEwan."He was an incredible teammate and he was very well liked in the dressing room," Griffins head coach Mike Ringrose, a former player for the Sherwood Park Crusaders, said. "He was infectious in terms of his attitude and his work ethic. He was easily the fittest player on our team. Anytime we did any type of fitness competition, he was the one that always came out on top and took care of his body and his diet. He was a leader for us in that regard. On the ice, he was extremely competitive, worked exceptionally hard and was hard to play against. The type of guy you were certainly happy to have on your team and you didn't want to see on the other side."According to teammates the six-foot-three, 210-pound forward was dedicated to fitness."We had a team party one time and us being university guys, some guys brought beer to the party and Nakehko brings 12 eggs," Gotaas said. "He was just a health consci...
Victor Pobihushchy - Red Deer AdvocateSaturday, March 2, 2019
Runnymede, Saskatchewan, the son of Ukrainian Immigrant Parents, Stephan Pobihushchy and Josephine Mysko. The youngest of ten children,
Victor was educated at the Brickburn School in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba. He grew up playing baseball and hockey. Victor’s musicality was impressive; he sang in four part Choir from age seven to eighty-four years, played Mandolin and Harmonica, from the age of five years, and performed in Comedy Shows and Musical Events from British Columbia to Newfoundland. At the age of seventeen, he moved to Alberta to work in the Oil Patch. At age twenty-three, he had moved up to the position of Driller; working on the deepest hole drilled in Canada, at the time, at Robb, Alberta. It was almost three miles deep.
Victor married the love of his life, Doris Head in August of 1956. Together they raised six children. In 1961, Victor built his first Rat Hole Drilling Machine. Together, with the help of Doris, they operated Vic-Air Drilling for fifty years. Victor built his own Drilling Equipment, Piledrivers, Pile Extractors and Hydrovacs; with some of his equipment being Patented. His greatest joy was his family and grandchildren. Many Sundays were spent after Church, with the little children dressed in their Sunday best, walking through the Pine’s Forest looking for Elephants and Alligators. Victor and his grandchildren sang at the Festival Of Trees...