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Obituaries are all about how you get your information out. How does your family announce it's loss? Social media provides vast choices. Newspapers also continue to be an effective method. Many families choose to use their own personal media choices.

We can help prepare and place an obituary in your chosen publications. Below are announcements for some of the decedents and families Pine Box Funerals has provided services to. Obituaries are listed in alphabetical order.


     1976 - 2020

It is with great sadness and broken hearts that May Vince-Smith (Brian)
and George Braybrook (Jeannette) say goodbye to their loving son,
Tory Mark Braybrook, who passed suddenly on April 23, 2020
at the age of 44 years. 
He will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his sister, April UnKauf
(Robert), his great-aunts and great-uncles, aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces,
extended family and friends. He was pre-deceased by both sets of
Grandparents, George and Phyllis Braybrook and Alex and Winnie Torry
as well as many aunts and uncles.

Tory Mark has been cremated and a celebration of life will be held at a later date as circumstances allow for larger gatherings. Memorial donations can be made in Mark’s name to (The Mustard Seed) or by phone 403-269-1319 ext 250


Gwen Carol BRUCE (nee Shannon)
June 26, 1957 - October 14, 2019

It is with deep sadness that we announce that Gwen Bruce (nee Shannon) passed away on

October 14th, 2019. Gwen was born in Matheson, Ontario and travelled out West in the

summer of 1979. She loved  Alberta and made Sherwood Park her home soon after. She

remained very close to her family abroad and traveled back to Ontario whenever possible.

Gwen was the mother everyone wished for. She was kind, warm, beautiful and loved her

children more than anything. She spent significant time volunteering with Girl Guides,

Strathcona Minor Hockey and various school events. She leaves behind three children,

Lindsay Mok (Rick), Eli Bruce (Danja) and Mitchell Bruce (Amy). She was a phenomenal

full-time mom and when she had "extra" time, she worked on various family businesses.

Gwen had endless energy and loved adventure. She enjoyed camping, horse riding, skiing and walking the many family dogs who found their way into her life. She had an extreme passion for traveling and went on many adventures with loved ones all over the world. She was consistently hosting family or friends, either for a meal or for them to stay for long periods of time; her house was always open.

Gwen was also the Grandmother everyone wished for. She was blessed with three grandchildren: Ashlyn, Roy, and Adalyn, and has others on the way. She loved being a grandma and her spirit will forever be with all of them. Gwen was blessed with an extremely optimistic mindset and an incredible amount of grit. These traits were critical during her three-year battle with glioblastoma brain cancer.

Gwen is resting after cremation and a bench will be installed in a public park for us to visit her. No formal service was her request. The family would like to thank everyone for their care and commitment during her battle, including family, friends and the staff and volunteers at the world class Cross Cancer Institute. is with sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Catherine on Monday,

June 5, 2017 with her family by her side.


Survived by her four children, John (Barb), Ken (Camille), Alan and Yvonne;

seven grandchildren, Michael, Christine, John, Steven, Alyssa, Ryan and Tatum and

many great-grandchildren.

A private service has taken place. 

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Alberta and NWT.

October 1, 1936 - August 6, 2019

On Tuesday, August 6th Charles Edward Eastaugh (Charlie) passed away quietly with Carole, his wife of 58 years, holding his hand. His battle with cancer was ultimately overwhelming but he faced it the way he faced everything else in life, head on with strength, dignity and a concern for everyone but himself.

Born in Alexandria, Scotland in 1936, he grew up during WW2 and had many harrowing stories of rogue fighter planes, exploding Campbell soup cans, converted munitions factories, racing over the glens, abd recovering from Polio in a Veterans hospital. And following the war he was in the forefront of telephone communications, helped Jackie Stewart win road races, built his own motorcycle from spare parts, then met and married the love of his life, Carole O'Neill.

In 1967, with a young family, they immigrated to Canada and settled first in Edmonton then in Sherwood Park. Dad started with EdTel (Edmonton Telephones) and loved what he did as a telephone engineer, retiring in 1994, highly respected for his intellect, his problem solving ability, his sense of humor, his stories, his loyalty and his kindness.

But most of all he loved Carole, his family and extended family and he loved life. He loved to build memories. Camping, fishing, boating, sailing, motorcycles, dirt bikes, any sport his kids or grandkids were in, cars, confounding mechanical problems and old movies. He loved to learn new things, or something new about an old thing, could invent pretty much anything whether it had been built before or not, and most of all he could wait to share them with the people he loved.

Every single person who knew him will have a memory of Charlies that is theirs alone. And every single person who knew Charlie will miss him.

Please join us as we celebrate this well lived life on Friday, August 16, 10:00 am at Glenwood Memorial Gardens.

John Colin FLOYD
April 2, 1940 - April 2, 2020

On his 80th birthday Colin passed away suddenly in his beloved province of Alberta.

Born and raised in Antigonish, NS, he was the son of James and Josephine (MacNeil) Floyd.

He “headed west” as a teenager, spent several years in Alberta forging lifelong friendships

with the Slemp family and returned to NS to raise a family. He continued to be drawn to the

west, living and working there during several periods of his lifetime. Colin also spent many

of his later years in Newfoundland where he relished in the kindness and wonderful sense

of humor of so many Newfoundlanders. He certainly left a big piece of his heart on the island.

Colin believed that a person’s true character is revealed in their relationship with young children and animals. His compassionate nature and fun-loving antics were enjoyed by many youth over his lifetime. His admiration and respect for

all animals, especially horses, will be remembered fondly by friends near and far. Country music, dancing, drives in the

country, The Draft Horse Journal, storytelling and laughter fulfilled his days. 


Colin is survived by his three daughters; Darlene, Umiujaq, Nunavik, Carolyn, Lethbridge, Alberta, and Denise, Guysborough, Nova Scotia.  He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Allison, Stephen, Colin, Jamie and Clara Allen and seven great grandchildren. Colin’s surviving siblings are Hughena Carney, Destin, Florida; Rita Phillips, Pompton Plains, New Jersey; James (Phyllis), Revelstoke, BC; David (Sadie), Antigonish, NS; Mary (Bill) Smith, Pickering, ON; Evelyn Purcell, Mississauga, ON; Mike (Sonya), London, ON; Noella (Ian) MacLean, Oshawa, ON; Marlene (Graham) Barraclough, Vancouver, BC.. Many nieces and nephews are also left with fond memories of “Uncle Collie”.

Besides his parents, Colin is predeceased by a brother, Allan; sister, Marie Galloway; infant daughter, Stephanie; brothers-in-law, Eddie Phillips; Henry Purcell.
 Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Pine Box Funerals, Edmonton, Alberta. A Memorial and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to any animal shelter and/or local food bank.

James (Jim) Simpson Steele FRAZER
November 06, 1937 - August 12, 2018

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our

beloved husband, father and grandfather at the age of 80 years,

who succumbed to complications arising from heart and kidney surgery.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Elsa-Marie; daughter Shelly (Kevin) Spitzmacher

and son David Frazer; grandchildren Zachary Frazer, Jared (Anna Hu), Braden and Riley Spitzmacher.

Jim is also survived by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Howard & Esther Arps; sisters Doreen, Judy (Bill);

brothers Mick (Joyce), Billy and David; nieces, nephews; and many friends, including his life-long friends Ken and Lynne Garner. Jim was predeceased by his infant son Brian, his parents Jim & Alice Frazer, his in-laws Otto & Mary Arps, his sister Vivian,

and brothers Donald and Ronald.


Jim was born, raised and lived all his life on the southside of Edmonton. He was a very highly respected Fellow of Chartered Accountants and had his own firm Fraser Matthews & Company before merging with B.D.O Dunwoody. Even in his final weeks, he was still very active in his profession, taking care of clients with his kind and caring manner, demanding perfection of himself and giving complete devotion to them, as well as his profession. He volunteered for many years in the community, his profession, for non-profit organizations and within SEESA (South East Edmonton Seniors Association). His wife, children and grandchildren were his world, but he further loved the sports world, including golf, hockey, football and horse racing at one time, even owning horses of his own. Jims final resting place will be at Glenwood Memorial Gardens with his infant son, Brian.

In keeping with Jims wishes, a funeral service will not be held instead, our family invites you to join a Celebration of Life Open House on August 26, 2018 at the South East Edmonton Seniors Association (9350 82 Street NW) from 1-4 P.M. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the South East Edmonton Seniors Association (9350 82 Street NW Edmonton, AB T6C 2X8) or YESS: Youth Emergency Shelter Society (9310 82 Ave Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z6).

Dan Schurman GLOCKZIN
June 4, 1949 - August 12, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family announces Dan’s passing at the age of 70 years.

Dan is survived by his loving wife Ruth Glockzin, his daughter Carolyn (Jared) and
son Mark (Naomi) as well as his four grandchildren, Danni, Brayden, Kalen and Keaton. 

Thank you and appreciation to the staff at Unit 43 in the Grey Nuns Hospital for their
exceptional care.Dan did not wish to have a ceremony and cremation has taken place.  
Those who so desire can make memorial donations to the Cross Cancer Institute or Unit 43 (Palliative Care)
at the Grey Nuns Hospital.


Randy Gerald James Gough

November 27, 1951 - October 31, 2018

Randy Gerald James Gough passed away October 31, 2018 at the age of 66.


Left to cherish his legacy are his loving wife Maureen (nee McIntosh), his children Jolene (Morgan Kletzel)

and Joshua (Crystal Brevik), and his cherished grand daughter Sloane Kletzel.  Sharing in his memory are

his siblings and their families, many aunts uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Randy was predeceased

by his parents Harold (Red) and Evelyn.


Randy touched the lives of hundreds of people through his 30 years of teaching and will be remembered as a man of integrity and tireless and compassionate advocate for students.


Randy’s family invite you to celebrate this amazing man by sharing your stories and memories of him from 7-9:00pm Friday, Nov., 9 at the Radisson Hotel (4520 - 76 Ave NW Edmonton) and to honour him at a Catholic funeral mass 2:30pm Saturday, Nov. 10 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (13 Brower Dr., Sherwood Park).


Heartfelt thanks go to Dr Ray Ulan, Dr. Philip Halloran and Dr. Sita Gourishankar of the Northern Alberta Renal Program for 22 years of dedicated care, to the staff at the anticoagulation clinic at the University of Alberta Hospital, to Dr. Chris Keeling, Beth Granger and the Synergy team for their care and support over the last five years, and to Dr. Amigo and Dr. Fainsinger and the entire team at the Grey Nuns Hospital for their compassion and care.


If family and friends would like, memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the Northern Alberta Renal Program (c/o the University Hospital Foundation 8440 - 112 St. NW Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7).

Robert (Reg) Ernest George JOHNSTON
June 16, 1935 - June 12, 2018

It is with sadness that the family of Robert (Reg) Ernest George Johnston announce his passing on June 12, 2018, just four days short of his 83rd birthday.


Reg was predeceased by his parents Ernie Johnston and Tillie Cramer as well as sisters, Judy Longstreet

and Twilla Pederson.


Reg is survived by his loving wife Yolande Brosseau, his daughters Shauna (Norm), Melanie (Miles) and son Layne. Reg is also survived by five Brosseau step-children, his brother Dennis (Vernita), and grandchildren Courtney (Wade), Torey, Karli, and Bryce.


Reg enjoyed music and writing, having penned Ingram Mountain. He was also working on a memoir of the

Good Hope community. His sense of humour will be missed.


Cremation has taken place and an Open House/Celebration of Life will take place at Good Hope Community

Hall, Strathcona County on June 24, 2018 from 1:00-5:00 pm. Remains interment will take place at the

Good Hope Cemetery following Reg’s Celebration of Life.



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Wendy Lynn Jones (nee Kuzio)
September 16, 1961 - December 31, 2019

It is with heavy hearts our family announces the passing of Wendy Lynn Jones on December 31, 2019.

Wendy brought a light into this world that we will all miss greatly. Many shared a relationship with her,

and tell of the influence she had on their lives. The twinkle in her eye, her infectious laugh, and her generous

hugs extended to many who crossed her path, are common themes we hear about in memories enjoyed

among our family and friends. She had great wisdom, and at the same time exuded an uninhibited childlike

love with the ability to make us all feel special.

That light she shared was with Jesus at the centre of her life. The passion she had for Him shone through,

as she taught us all about faith, trust, courage, endurance and hope during her five and a half month battle

in hospital. Our loss is great. We miss her deeply, but we find comfort knowing she is with the Lord,

has no more pain, and is in the presence of many she loved who have gone on before her. She died

peacefully, with her family holding her hands and hugging her through our tears

as she went on to be with our God.
Left to cherish her precious memory are her husband of 36 years Doug,

daughters Lindsay (Tyler) and Alita, father Joe ,

five brothers and sisters Wayne (Dawn), Wes (Connie), Wanitta (Kerry), Warren (Donna), Wyn-Ellen (Marvin),

sister in law Dianne (Ron), and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and cherished dear friends.

Wendy was predeceased by her mother Shirley.


We will celebrate Wendy’s life at 3:00 PM  Sunday January 26th, 2020 at Heartland Alliance Church, 53105 Hwy 21, Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 4T7 (Ph. 780-467-7005). At the church will be a memory box. If you’d like, please share from your heart and tell us something about your time with Wendy. In the days after her service, reading what you have shared will be a rich and meaningful way in which our family can all honour her memory.

There is an online guest book for sharing memories online.  search Wend Lynn Jones.

As a family, we extend our deep appreciation for the care and compassion the staff of both the Grey Nuns and University of Alberta Hospitals provided Wendy. In lieu of flowers, please make a supportive donation in Wendy’s memory to either of the foundations associated with them:

Covenant Foundation                                             
University Hospital Foundation                               

Brenda Louise Larwill
December 2, 1973 - February 7, 2020

It is with very sad hearts that the family of Brenda Louise Larwill announce her passing on February 7, 2020.

Brenda battled with her health these last four years. She loved her family deeply and believed we are all

connected; through nature and with each other.

Brenda was born and raised in Golden B.C where she also raised her daughter Alycia. She so enjoyed being outdoors, in nature, and cycling with Alycia as she grew, brought great joy to Brenda.  Brenda is loved by and will be greatly missed by her mate and life partner, Randall Stark, daughter Alycia and granddaughter Ayva-Marie, her daughter Nicole Robyn.

 Brenda is also survived by her parents Henry and Berthe Larwill, her sister Wendy (Lorne) and niece and nephew Kim and Donovan. Her brother Glen (Della) and nephew Brayden and nieces Cameron and Danica. The Stark family is also missing Brenda, Ted and Bubsy, Tyler, Stephanie, Jamie, Tara, Thomas, Sis and Brent. We will forever be grateful for your love and support through our darkest hours.


                                                      Through this journey Brenda, we have all become more connected as family and friends. You have been a                                                          beautiful gift to each of us and will be cherished.  Brenda was cremated and a Celebration of Life is being                                                          organized. The family are requesting time to grieve. We will contact family and friends in the near future                                                          with location and date.

Julien LeBLANC
November 25, 1940 - November 2, 2019

It is with sad hearts that the family of Julien LeBlanc announce his passing on November 2, 2019 after a brave battle with cancer.  

Julien will be greatly missed by his loving wife, of 55 years Sharon; their children,

Jim (Kathy), Sandra (Brad),

his grandchildren: Tamara, Anthony, Bryce, Taylor, Jordan and Jesse as well as 3 greats; Cidney, Kianna, and Ayla.


Julien is also survived by his siblings and their families; Richard (Sheila), Carmen (Bob), Margaret and Marie.

Julien was predeceased by his parents Rene and Agnes LeBlanc and brother-in-law Art Bleakney.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Thomas Moore Parish (210 Haddow Close, Edmonton) on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Donations in Julien’s memory would be appreciated by the Canadian Cancer Society.

Curtis William Lucki
November 22, 1991 - March 25, 2020

On March 25, Curtis passed away suddenly at the young age of 28. He will be missed by his partner Stephanie Kurach, father Ken (Colleen), brother Steven (Janelle), sister Makena (Rory), grandmothers Nina Lucki and Carole Sadownik, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his loyal companion Kona.


Predeceased by his mother Deneen, his grandfathers Nicolas Lucki and William Sadownik, cousin Alyssa Mullen and many family pets. 

Curtis was always the most passionate, vibrant, loud and hilarious person in any room. He was an accomplished athlete in many sports, especially volleyball where he played at the collegiate level. His vivacious spirit would always shine brightest when he was exploring the back country and capturing nature’s beauty behind the lens of a camera. 


A celebration of Curtis’ life will be held at a later date, when allowed. 


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Curtis’ name to the Canadian Mental Health Association at (10015-105 St NW #300, Edmonton, AB, T5J 1C4).


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Teresa May LYSEYKO  (nee: Strutynski)

On August 27, 2019 at the age of 78, Teresa May Lyseyko passed away peacefully at

St. Joseph’s Hospital in Edmonton after a short illness.

Teresa will be remembered and missed by her family; sons Mark and John (Bette-Jean)
Grandchildren Cassandra, Davin, Jessica (Ally); great granddaughter Daylin
Sister Grace (Len); numerous nieces, nephews and cousins as well as those who knew her

as friend. Teresa was predeceased by her daughter Tanya, her mother Mary and father

Emil and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. Teresa will be interred at

the Jasper Cemetery at a later date.

Family would like to thank the wonderful staff at St. Joe’s for their care and compassion during this

difficult time for our family.

December 12, 1931 - May 3, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Mac ( Orlo ) McClintock announce his passing May 3, 2019 at the age of 87. He was predeceased by his feisty wife of 55 years Liz, his grandson Clayton and his dear companion Colleen. Their Dad will be forever remembered by his 3 daughters Darci, Sue (Jack) and Bubsy (Ted), his son Peter (Deb). His grandchildren Nichole, (Aaron), Melissa (Mike), David, Torie, Dana (Hailey), Katie (Justin), Tyler (Tayler), Kenny and Stephanie (David) and Riley, and by his” GG’s” Dylan, Liam, Lena, Jasmine, Sawyer, Connor and Birdie.

Mac will be fondly remembered for his playful sense of humour evident until days before he died. His curious nature and lust for information made him a fun, unique and interesting man who always had a story to tell. He loved a party and he could talk to anyone about anything. Mac will be missed by all who knew him.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 1:00 p.m. Sunday June 9, 2019 for all who knew him, at the place he loved best, his acreage 22551Twp. Rd. 510, Leduc County. Come and share a story or memory and visit with old friends.

Terrence F. McIVOR
February 16, 1940 - December 23, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Terry McIvor announces his passing,

on December 23, 2018 after a short battle with cancer. Terry was born in Calgary

and grew up in Turner Valley before living in Calgary, Acme and Sherwood Park, Alberta.

Terry will be missed by his loving family: wife of 57 years, Ann; their children, Tracey (Cindy),

Janette and Cheryl; as well as six cherished grandchildren; Lyndon, Tara, Justin, Joshua,

Mackenzie and Mitchell. Thank you and appreciation to the staff at the Norwood Care Center, Home Care Nurse Christina Sales and Dr. M. Crotty for their exceptional care. A celebration of Terry's life will be held in the New Year 2019.

                                   Rodney MOORE
                                   May 19, 1945 - October 22, 2017

Rod was born in Wetaskiwin on a dairy farm where he learned skills to last a lifetime.


At 18 years old, he moved to Edmonton to study physics at the U of A. Rod quickly chose travel over study and was off

to see the world. On his return, he completed his degree but soon left to work in Tanzania. Home again, he studied mechanics at SAIT and later taught at NAIT. During this time, he married Barb, and they had their amazing daughters, Kate and Ann. Struck with wanderlust once more, the family moved to Zimbabwe for 2 years where Rod taught. On their return, he purchased and successfully ran Edmonton Diesel. He retired in 2007 to enjoy hockey, curling, downhill skiing, book club, hunting, motorcycle trips, the lake, and more travel.

Rod was a loyal, generous friend to many, but family meant the most. Although he struggled with his health recently, he held his first granddaughter, Evie, this summer. Rod died peacefully with his family by his side. He leaves Barb, his wife of 34 years; Ann (Kjell); Kate (Nick), Everette; sister, Laurie (Wayne); brother, Bill; several nephews and nieces and the Whetstone clan. A celebration of Rod's life will be held Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Old Timer's Cabin, 9430 Scona Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Edmonton Land Trust.

Beryl Annie Grace Murray
September 01, 1922 - December 25, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Beryl Murray announces her passing at the age of 95.


She is survived by her son Geoff (Joyce); Grandson Christopher, Great Granddaughter Morgan, Halifax; brothers Mike (Peggy), John (Julie) and their families, England; numerous family and friends. Beryl was predeceased by her husband Fred (1989) and sister Gloria (1996).


Heartfelt thanks to the wonderful and devoted staff at Sherwood Care for their exemplary care. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life with family and friends will be held late January.


Published on January 12, 2018

James Lee Owre

May 28, 1962 - December 15, 2017

It is with sadness that the family of James Owre announce his unexpected passing on December 15, 2017.

James is survived by his three adult children Katlyn, Rick and Angela, three grandchildren Elizabeth, Connor and Maximus. James is also survived by his five remaining siblings and their families; Don, Karen (Ken), Les (Ursula), Corrine (Jim) and Arne.

James was predeceased by his parents Ben and Elsie, his brother Ed, sister-in-law Diane as well as nephew Jason and nieces Jeannette and Donna.
Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 1 p.m. at St. David's United Church, 4614-48 Street Leduc, AB.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Brain Care Centre at
Pine Box Funerals Inc.

Joseph Daniel Ranger
May 11, 1943 - November 12, 2019

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dan Ranger on November 12, 2019

at the age of 76, as a result of cancer.

Dan will forever be missed and is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ann;
their two sons David (Erin) and Eric (Lindsay) and three grandchildren, Hailey, Kody and Logan.

Dan is also survived by his sisters Darlene and Elaine and brothers Bill (Ellen), Mike and

Ben (Jan) and his brother-in-law Bill, along with numerous nephews and nieces.

Dan was predeceased by his parents Helen and Clarence Ranger as well as his sister Natalie

and brothers-in-law Hugh and Garry.

Dan is best known for his love of singing and playing music. He spent many years in service to the computer business world as well as the Canadian Air Force as a radar technician. Dan appreciated the great outdoors, teaching outdoor survival skills and enjoying archery, canoeing, fishing and hunting. In his later years Dan’s passions turned to ham radio, astronomy, wood carving, painting and soapstone carving. Dan also enjoyed acting in the church Christmas and Easter dramas, as well as volunteering as a leader in the Christian Service Brigade. Dan really was an artist at heart.

Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held in the Spring of 2020.

Beryl Annie Grace Murray
September 01, 1922 - December 25, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Beryl Murray announces her passing at the age of 95.


She is survived by her son Geoff (Joyce); Grandson Christopher, Great Granddaughter Morgan, Halifax; brothers Mike (Peggy), John (Julie) and their families, England; numerous family and friends. Beryl was predeceased by her husband Fred (1989) and sister Gloria (1996).


Heartfelt thanks to the wonderful and devoted staff at Sherwood Care for their exemplary care. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life with family and friends will be held late January.


Published on January 12, 2018

Shawn Cameron Sorochan
1977 - 2020

It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of

Shawn Cameron Sorochan on May 13, 2020 at the young age of 42.

Shawn is survived by his pride and joy, son Hayden James. Also left to mourn are his parents

Lorne and Marianne, his loving brother Aaron (Rhonda) and godchild Emily. He is also lovingly

remembered by his godmother Shirley Karst (Bud), special aunt and uncle, June and Orest Iwaschuk,

Uncle Jim Skitsko (Deb) and many cousins that he loved very much.


Shawn will also be missed by his many friends.


A Celebration of Shawn’s life will be held at a later date.


John Sigurdson

February 09, 1934 - October 03, 2017

John Sigurdson passed away peacefully in Sherwood Park. He will be lovingly remembered by his

wife of 62 years, Phoebe, his daughters, Donna (Jim), Dianne (David), son David (Janice), his sister,

Sharon (Jim), brother Matt, his grandchildren, Jason, Dallas, Cody, Katelyn, Jess, Andrew, Lindsay,

and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Tony and Inga, his brother,

Steve, and his sister, Sigrid.

John was a paper maker for over 50 years. His dedication and Icelandic work ethic were respected by all. He was

a great provider for his family and there was never any project that John wouldn't tackle. He passed on his love and knowledge of the outdoors, farming, hunting, and fishing to his children and grandchildren.

The family would like to acknowledge the caring staff at Sherwood Care and the exceptional attention shown by Bonnie

of Pine Box Funerals. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

                                        Robert (Bob) Spero

                                        March 5, 1945 - December 26, 2018


                                                       Bob passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones the evening of December 26th.                                                          Stoic to the final minutes, Bob was passionate for life.


He has been an amazing husband to Anne Pressey, a father, grandfather and a great grandfather. Family was very important to Bob and he embraced many friends as family. He loved everyone unconditionally.


Always the first to help out a neighbour or a friend with a project, Bob’s tenacity and generosity in life will be remembered by many.  His passions were being outside and traveling with Anne. After adventuring around the

world, he would always mention that nothing compared to Jasper, his favorite place.  


A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at the Royal Glenora Club on Sunday, March the 3rd at 1pm.


In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Mel Miller Hospice, care of Covenant Foundation, Edmonton General Hospital or the Salvation Army.


                               Morrie Douglas Stonehouse

                               December 6, 1969 - January 12, 2019


                                                It is with great sadness that the family of Morrie Douglas Stonehouse announces his passing on January 12,                                                    2019 in Edmonton, AB at the age of 49 years. He is survived by his wife of 17 years Lisa Stonehouse (Basiuk),                                                  his daughter Jordan Stonehouse, his parents Terry and Elaine Stonehouse and his in-laws, Bev and Orest                                                        Basiuk.

                                                While Morrie loved playing hockey and golf, scuba diving, flying and tinkering on anything with a motor, his                                                      greatest loves by far were his wife and daughter. He loved travelling with them and especially watching                                                            Jordan play sports. He truly was the proudest father of her academic and athletic achievements, and of the                                                      amazing young woman that Jordan has grown into. 

                                                A Celebration of Morrie's Life will be held on Monday, March 18 at the Muttart Conservatory, beginning at 7:00                                                  pm. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be sent to the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.



Nicole Marie Stein

March 21, 1970 - October 2, 2019

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Nicki on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Nicki is survived by her husband Darryl, her parents Irene Morin and Bryan Rees (Joyce), brother Tom and her stepbrothers Brian and Philip. Nicki is also survived by her stepsister Moira and is already greatly missed by her beloved pets Ellie and Lexie.


Cremation has taken place and a memorial service in tribute to Nicki’s life will be held at 2:00, Monday, October 7 at Robertson-Wesley United Church (10209-123 Street). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Edmonton Food Bank would be appreciated.


Garnet Carl Swanson

Born August 23, 1953 in Keeler Saskatchewan Carl passed away peacefully July 30th, 2019 in Edmonton Alberta surrounded by his wife and children after a courageous three year battle with cancer.

Cherished husband of Fay (Panos) Carl will be deeply missed by his daughter Ellise (Conrad Patrie) and son Alex.

He is also survived by his sister Adrienne (Don Elton), sister in law Fern Swanson, brother in law Harry Panos (Sandy), sister in law Viki Panos as well as many nieces and nephews. Carl was predeceased by his father Mervin (1983),

mother Geneva (2014) and brother, Maurice (2011).

Carl graduated from the social work program at Grant McEwan Community College in 1981 and had a long career in

the field retiring as a respected supervisor from Alberta Works. Carl leaves behind a legion of friends and colleagues that

he had special relationships with and will remembered fondly for his unique sense of humor, his big heart and love of laughter, music, dancing, gardening in his yard and cooking amazing meals for his family and many friends.

Special thanks for the exceptional care Carl received from Dr. Grant Campbell at the LINKS clinic and Dr. Dusang at the Grey Nuns hospital, palliative unit.  


A private cremation has taken place as per Carl`s wishes and we invite you to join us for a celebration of his life

to be held on Thursday September 05, 2019 at the Whitecroft Community Hall,

314-5213 Range Road 232, Sherwood Park Alberta, 6:30 p.m.

Clarence Maxwell Travis
April 17, 1950 - January 21, 2020

Clarence Maxwell Travis passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 21, 2020, with his loving wife and family by his side.

Clarence is survived by his childhood sweetheart and wife of  48 years Bernadette Travis (Dayne),

his mother Juliette Travis (preceded in death by his father Maxwell),


and his children, Teirran (wife Kay), Brande (husband Brad), Cherie (husband Kevin), Wade (wife Kristie), Bryan (wife Jody), Alison (common law Stephen), Holly (boyfriend Will); sister Cathy Woloschuk, nephew Korwin (wife Petra),

brother in-law Bernard Dayne, sister in-law Jacquie Dayne, niece Diamonie,  and grandchildren Riley, Bailey, Andrew, Sam, Braxton, Ryker, Kianna, Cole, Skylar, Reese, Tristen, Luke, Rorey, Haylee, Maveryck, Blake, Derek and Tyson.


Clarence was a family man and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, he enjoyed watching his children play sports, and was always young at heart playing alongside when he could.  He was a successful business man in the construction industry for many years.


Clarence was diagnosed with Early Onset Dementia, he faced this disease with courage, grace and dignity, spending the last few years battling this implacable disease.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday February 01, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 13 Brower Dr., Sherwood Park AB T8H 1Y7. Celebration of Life to follow at 3:00 pm Blue Meadows 51123 Range Rd 255 Spruce Grove, AB T7X 1K1


Our Family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful help and care given by St. Michaels Extended Care. In lieu of flowers friends may make memorial contributions to the St. Michael’s Extended Care Centre Society – Dementia Care Program or Long Term Care

Hilda Florence WILSON

July 11, 1935 – March 27, 2020

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Hilda Wilson, aged 84. Hilda passed away peacefully March 27, 2020 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

Hilda was born July 11, 1935 in Fort Chipewyan, Alberta to Louise and Harry Piochon.

Hilda was the fifth child of twelve. She spent most of her years growing up in small towns

in Saskatchewan; Camsell Portage, Goldfields and then moved to Uranium City in 1950

where she met Stan Watt. 

Stan and Hilda were married on February 3rd, 1951 in Goldfields, Saskatchewan. They were eager to start a family and had eight children of their own. It didn’t take long for Stan and Hilda to move to the Yukon where they made lifelong friends. Hilda embraced Yukon living where she was able to do all the things she absolutely loved; camping, fishing and hiking in the scenic surroundings.  Every fall they would take the family out hunting, another love of Hilda’s.  Hilda learned from early on, the importance of family and chose to stay home and raise their children. When the kids were old enough, she decided to pursue a career; she worked in various hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Hilda took pride in her Metis heritage. She was an active member and advocated for her Metis community. She loved taking her grandchildren to Metis events, including Pow wow’s.
Hilda then met and later married Elmer Wilson on July 26, 1987.  She was able to return to some of the outdoor activities she loved so much.  They lived in a cabin at Wabamun Lake and enjoyed the simple life it had to offer. We fondly remember many mornings waking up to Hilda sitting at the kitchen table with her cup of coffee, the wood stove going and country music playing in background.  She could often be heard humming her favorite country tunes.

Left to mourn are her children Jim (Cindy) Watt, Rick Watt, Jackie (Steve) Dumas, Sheila Ferguson (Doreen Raddi).  Grandchildren April, Melanie, Crystal, Mike, Jesse, Karli, Braden, Joey, Frankie, Liz, Sara, Connor, Donavin, Lochlan and 17 great grandchildren, also siblings Germaine, Ernie and Peter.  

Predeceased by her parents Louise and Harry, siblings Mary Jane, Alphonse, Roddy, Jenny, Lawrence, Cecelia, Jerry, Lena and her children Sandra Lee Watt, Karen Robillard, Mike Watt and Claudia Hunter.

Due to current restrictions, a private family graveside service was held on Thursday April 2nd, 2020 at Little Mountain Cemetery in Edmonton, Alberta.

Helen Elizabeth Witiuk

An amazing wife, mother, grandmother, cook, and gardener, Helen Elizabeth Witiuk passed away July 31, 2018.


She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Steve and their children and grandchildren;

son Robert, daughters Shelley and Audra, and grandchildren Justine, Justin, Katie, Tyler, Blaze

and Frost. Helen is also survived by her sister Loretta (Nester) and brother Walter (Anne)

and sister-in-law Sonia.

Helen was predeceased by her parents:  Katherine (Kay) and John Saruk and siblings

Anne (Benny), and Bob. 


Memorial services will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at OLPH Catholic Church

at 13 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park, AB.  Reception in Parish Hall to follow. In lieu of flowers,

donations to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation in Helen’s name will be appreciated.

Deanne Lillian Yurko  "Lil"  (nee Derewynka)
March 26, 1941 - June 24, 2018

On June 24, 2018 at the age of 77, Lil Yurko of Vegreville passed away after a brief and sudden bout

with cancer.


Lil will be sadly missed by her sister Ann Derewynka of Edmonton, daughter Donna (Wayne) of

Ardrossan and son Allan (Dee) of South Carolina; brother-in-law George (Ollie) and step-siblings

Peter and Doris. Lil also leaves behind six grandchildren, numerous extended relatives and many

friends. Lil was predeceased by her husband Mitchell, parents Jack and Martha, brothers Mike (Mary)

and Victor (Florence) as well as several step-siblings Sadie, Katie, Marie and Alex.

Lil loved her family, friends and her passion "golf". Her smile and positive outlook were an invitation to all who knew her. She never hesitated to support those who needed her. It is with deep sorrow that we say good-bye to Lil. We will hold her deeply in our hearts forever and know that she is enjoying heaven's perfect greens.


As per Lil's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will occur at a later date. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute.

Published on July 7, 2018

Lisa Sonia Zacharkiw
April 12, 1966 - October 05, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family announces Lisa's passing at the age of 51 years.


Lisa was born in Viking, Alberta and was later adopted by Sonia and Bill Zacharkiw as a cherished member of the family. Lisa attended Archbishop MacDonald High school and then obtained Journeyman status as a Welder. She belonged to the Union Edmonton Pipe Industry Local 488. Lisa lived and worked in Fort McMurray for several years before moving back to Edmonton.


Lisa was estranged from her family at the time of her passing and is survived by her niece Rachel in Sherwood Park and her nephew Nicholas in Calgary. Lisa is also survived by cousins Peter and Jerome Zachary of Victoria, BC. Lisa was predeceased by her mother Sonia in 2016, her brother Ronald in 2009 and her father William in 1995.


Lisa did not wish to have a ceremony and cremation has taken place. Those who so desire can make memorial donations in memory of Lisa to Edmonton Humane Society.

Published on January 6, 2018

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