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Obituaries

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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.

Together with a family members, I 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.

 

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.

Charles EASTAUGH
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.

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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Else LINDBERG
June 08, 1914 - December 02, 2016
 

Else was born in Korsholm, Denmark, the second eldest of twelve siblings. She immigrated to Canada in 1957. She was a loving mother and grandmother to her three daughters Kirsten (Bent), Jette (Bjarne), and Jane (David); seven grandchildren Steve (Lisa), Lisa, Tricia (Tim), Ken, Trina (Gary), Quinn (Arabesque) and Tara; and her 11 great-grandchildren Sandy, Katie, Megan, Mitchell, Montana, Jordan, Jayme, Bradley, Justin, Kyle and little Nora. Else was loved by her devoted nephew Ole Jorgensen (Lene), and all her family in Denmark.

 

We deeply appreciate and are grateful for the loving kindness of all the Grandview Staff, and especially, most recently, Linda Balt (spiritual care) and Bonnie Hoffmann (Pine Box Funerals). We love her, we'll miss her, and we set her free.

 

Published on December 10, 2016

Orlo (Mac) MCCLINTOCK
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.


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Wayne John Shumlich
October 23, 1964 - December 01, 2017


Wayne & his wife were long-time residents of Sherwood Park since 1992 after building their new

home together in Davidson Creek. Wayne will be missed dearly and treasured by all those who knew

him and whose lives he touched by being such a gentleman and kind soul. He was gracious and

always thinking of others first even to the end, and spent many happy times with his family and

friends in his last weeks with us. After a relatively short and hard-fought battle with a rare genetic

form of soft tissue cancer called "Synovial Sarcoma", Wayne passed peacefully at the Cross Cancer

Institute on December 1, 2017, surrounded by friends and family.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Carmine von Tettenborn, of 24.5 years and partner in life's journey for 31 years; his mother Virginia Mae Shumlich (nee Dragon); sisters Laurie (John) Williams of Saskatoon, Shawn (Craig) Shumlich of Edmonton; parents-in-law Bernie & Gladys von Tettenborn of Round Hill; brothers-in-laws Bernhard (Cheryl) von Tettenborn of Camrose, and Eric (Melanie) von Tettenborn of Vegreville; sister-in-law Doris (Ross Vogt) von Tettenborn of Chestermere, and numerous loved aunts, uncles, nephews and a niece. His father, Harry Greg Shumlich, predeceased him in 1990.

He never gave up hope, despite the prognosis, and insisted on remaining positive. He took a reflective pause, enjoyed the smells in the air - truly stopping to smell the roses, the beauty of the skies and the stars, and set out to make the most of his remaining time amongst us - treating it like the gift that it was.

Wayne was an avid reader, having diverse interests such as: WW1 & WWII history, pop music from the 50's, 60's & up to current day, astronomy, rocketry, current affairs, cooking & BBQ, premium liquors, fishing, and travel ... and an incredible knack for remembering nonsensical trivia - rendering it almost impossible to beat him at Trivial Pursuit!! Wayne graduated in 1987 from Grant MacEwan Community College with a Correctional Services diploma. Wayne worked for Liquor-Ex as a Delivery Driver for 26 years where he enjoyed the freedom of not being in an office, and making lasting friendships with his coworkers and his customers. Utilizing the skills he learned from his father during his younger years, Wayne also took on residential & commercial painting jobs during evenings & weekends. In 2014 he felt the urge for change and switched to renovations where he learned many new skills and also had more time to pursue his own painting business. Wayne also enjoyed helping his in-laws during harvest at Round Hill, doing yard work & puttering around in his garage, going out to his in-laws' cabin at Lake Isle, and helping his family & friends whenever needed. It was during May 2016 that Wayne was struck with Synovial Sarcoma and his working career ended. Keeping a positive attitude, he entered an early retirement while undergoing treatment and had the opportunity to travel exploring his interests. Wayne had a great sense of humour and enjoyed making those around him laugh. He always made friends easily, some for a good time, some for a long-time and some for a lifetime. Wayne was a dedicated husband who was always supportive and encouraged Carmine to pursue her goals and become the best that she could be to ensure a strong future together.

Wayne & Carmine would like to thank Dr. Quincy Chu and the Ward 30 staff at the Cross Cancer Institute for their dedication while providing treatment for this rare and aggressive form of cancer. We would also like to thank Dr. William Muzyka and his staff at Terwilliger Medical Clinic in Edmonton. Their care and compassion throughout the last 18 months have helped calm some of the stress inflicted by this awful disease.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 9th at 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish, 13 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park, AB with lunch to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Sarcoma/Rare Cancer research c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation in Wayne's memory. Perhaps one day a cure will be discovered for rare cancers.

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.
 

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