Obituaries

15/02/1985 - 13/09/2020
February 15, 1985 - September 13, 2020 It is with great sadness to announce that Tyler Bryce Hards lost his hard fought, 5-year battle with cancer. He passed away with peace in his heart at the Prair
16/05/1919 - 22/09/2020
John “Johnny” Mapplebeck passed peacefully into the presence of His Saviour on Wednesday 23, September 2020 at Prairie Lake Senior’s Living in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada at the grand age of
01/04/1932 - 17/09/2020
In Memory of Olga Vansil Please Join our Family in Celebrating Mom & Grandma Olga by raising a Whisky or a Coffee. In thinking about Mom and talking with friends. It made me realize she was way ah
02/09/1957 - 18/09/2020
We are very saddened to announce the passing of Cindy Irene Arlint on Friday, September 18th, 2020 in her home at the age of 63 years. Cindy was born to George and Elenor Bain on September 2nd, 195
27/05/1932 - 13/09/2020
May 27, 1932 – September 13, 2020 Eva Dool was welcomed Home by her Lord and Saviour on the morning of Sunday, September 13, 2020, at the age of 88 years. Eva is survived by her sons; Ron, Wade an
25/06/1944 - 06/09/2020
It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce the passing of Joan Schultz on September 6, 2020 at the age of 76 years. She was a special kind of woman. She was loving, helpful and kind. She helpe
31/07/1934 - 15/09/2020
July 31, 1934 – September 15, 2020 Allan passed away peacefully at his home on September 15, 2020 with his wife Lea and daughters Mona and Kim by his side. Allan was born in Sexsmith, Alberta on
05/06/1943 - 10/09/2020
June 5, 1943 – September 10, 2020 It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of our beloved Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Sister, Sister-in-Law, Auntie, and Friend to so many. Sylvia Jean Dol
06/08/2002 - 09/09/2020
August 6, 2002 – September 9, 2020 On September 9, Marek grew too tired to continue his fight. He slipped away surrounded by some of his favorite people. He leaves to mourn his brothers, Caelum
16/03/1958 - 28/08/2020
March 16, 1958 – August 28, 2020. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of a beloved husband, father, brother and entrepreneur, Parmjit Singh Minhas. Affectionately known a
27/10/1932 - 30/08/2020
October 27, 1932 – August 30, 2020 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Eugene Cunningham, on Sunday, August 30th at 87 years of age. He was born in Grande Prairie and raised on
14/05/1964 - 27/08/2020
May 14, 1964 – August 27, 2020 It is with intense sadness, we must announce the unexpected passing of our most beloved Joseph Gregory Walsh on August 27, 2020 at the age of 56. Joe leaves behind s
27/04/1960 - 27/08/2020
April 27, 1960 – August 27, 2020 With very heavy hearts, we are sad to announce the passing of Harry at his home in Grande Prairie at the age of 60 years. Harry was born in Merville, on Vancouver Is
28/02/1956 - 25/08/2020
February 28, 1956 – August 25, 2020 It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather Daniel Alexander Sieben, on August 25, 2020 at the
04/01/1945 - 16/08/2020
It is with great sadness; a mom, great grandmother, great great grandmother, a sister, and auntie to many; announce the passing of Beryl McAllister Tharp; at the Fairview Health Complex on August 16
11/02/1942 - 12/01/2020
February 11, 1942 - January 12, 2020 George passed away in Grande Prairie January 12, 2020 George taught in Grande Prairie for many years; when he retired, he taught one more year in Valleyview and
21/10/1951 - 15/08/2020
October 21, 1951 – August 15, 2020 It is with great sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Irwin Gordon Durrah on August 15, 2020 at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie, Alb
08/11/2006 - 08/08/2020
November 8, 2006 – August 8, 2020 It’s with broken hearts that we share the sudden passing of our beloved son and brother, Noah Henry Grant. Noah passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 13 yea
17/10/1951 - 29/07/2020
October 17, 1951 – July 29, 2020 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jim. He passed away peacefully at the Prairie Lake Hospice after a short battle with cancer. Jim was born and
06/11/1998 - 07/08/2020
November 6, 1998 – August 7, 2020 It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved son, Dylan Jacob Gerry Prince. Dylan is predeceased by his grandfathers; Gerald Pri
07/06/1931 - 11/03/2020
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Earl W. Wilds mournfully announce his passing on March 11, 2020 in Fairview Alberta. He will always be remembered for his heartfelt laughter and smiles, and
27/08/1935 - 25/02/2020
August 27, 1935 – February 25, 2020 It is with heavy hearts we mournfully announce the passing of Bruce McCullough. On Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Bruce McCullough passed away at his home in Grande
23/04/1983 - 28/02/2020
April 23, 1983 – February 28, 2020 In Loving Memory A Memorial Service for Delaine will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 in Fort Vermilion, AB Viewing will begin at 10am at the Fort Vermilion C
05/03/1936 - 25/02/2020
It is with sadness that the family of Lillie Doreen Makarenko announces her passing on February 25, 2020 at the age of 83 years. Doreen was born on March 5, 1936 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The fa
04/12/1936 - 05/08/2020
December 4, 1936 – August 5, 2020 Donald Dixon, resident of Prairie Lake Seniors Community, formerly of the Crystal Creek, Alberta area, passed away on August 5th, 2020 in the Queen Elizabeth 11 Hos
24/06/1958 - 23/11/2019
June 24, 1958 – November 23, 2019 Peggy was born in Beaverlodge, Alberta, a daughter to Nora and Robert Kopp, sister to Barbara, Maxine, Brian, Warren and Collen, and grew up in and around Wembley,
20/06/1950 - 19/02/2020
June 20, 1950 – February 19, 2020 We mournfully announce the passing of Elizabeth Obrochta on February 19th 2020. She died unexpectedly of complications from a bacterial infection at the University
12/03/1932 - 17/02/2020
March 12, 1932 – February 17, 2020 Roy Edwin Persson passed away peacefully on Monday, February 17, 2020, at the age of 87 years, at the QEII Hospital with his family by his side. Roy was born in Ed
26/03/1963 - 15/02/2020
March 26, 1963-February 15, 2020 56 Years On Saturday, February 15, Mark Randall Picard of Grande Prairie AB, surrounded by those who loved him, moved gently and courageously from this reality that
01/07/1939 - 15/02/2020
July 22, 1939 - February 15, 2020 It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of our very special husband and father, Brian (John) Primeau at QE II Hospital in Grande Prairie, Alberta on Satur
17/05/1989 - 30/07/2020
May 17, 1989 – July 30-, 2020 It is with great sadness that the family announce that our beautiful Courtney Raelynn Doering passed away suddenly at the University of Alberta Hospital with her family
28/03/1939 - 28/07/2020
We sadly announce the passing of Wally, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to everyone. Wally was born and raised in the Pigeon Lake area. He moved to Dunvegan in 1989, wher
13/09/1954 - 28/07/2020
Brian Alfred Allen of Scotswood, passed away on July 28th at the Fairview Hospital. Brian was born in Fairview on September 13, 1954 to Pearl and Walter Allen. He was the youngest of four brothers.
16/09/1967 - 16/07/2020
September 16, 1967 – July 16, 2020 Deborah Anderson passed away in Peavine, Alberta on July 16, 2020 at the age of 52 years. She is survived by her children Reanne Audet, Megan Audet and Spencer A
02/08/1932 - 23/05/2020
We are very saddened to announce the passing of Gordon Michael (Mick) Ryan on May 23, 2020 in McBride, BC at the age of 87 years. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and
17/03/1937 - 03/05/2020
UPDATED SERVICE INFORMATION FOR KITTY RIGLER March 17, 1937 – May 3, 2020 Kathleen Patricia ‘Kitty’ Rigler nee Gorman longtime resident of Grande Prairie, Alberta passed away at the QE II Hosp
Passed 14/02/2020
OBITUARY FOR DONALD GEORGE “MAGILLA” MCDONALD AND KELLIE ELIZABETH MCDONALD August 12, 1953-February 14, 2020 March 12, 1958-February 16, 2020 It is with great sorrow that we announce the passin
05/05/1953 - 19/07/2020
Jack is predeceased by his grandfather Marco Dacyk, grandmother Helen Dacyk, grandfather Nick Gelech, grandmother Pearl Gelech, father Bill Dacyk, mother Mary Dacyk, brothers David Dacyk and Kenny Dac
17/01/1930 - 16/07/2020
January 17, 1930 - July 16, 2020 James “Jim” Lanigan, long time resident of Sexsmith and Grande Prairie, passed away at Points West Hospice, Grande Prairie on July 16, 2020. He is survived by hi
09/10/1953 - 15/07/2020
October 9, 1953 – July 15, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gary Allen Baker of Grande Cache, Alberta. Gary passed on July 15th, 2020 at the age of 66 after a long oner
14/07/1928 - 16/07/2020
July 14, 1928 – July 16, 2020 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Irma Ardith McKenzie in Grande Prairie, AB on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the age of 92 years. Irma was predeceas
28/02/1992 - 14/07/2020
February 28, 1992 – July 14, 2020 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the departure of our amazing, beautiful princess mermaid Hope Aislinn Ireland on July 14, 2020. Hope st
26/11/1939 - 16/07/2020
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, dad, papa and great papa. Raymond Arthur Sandnes was born November 26, 1939 in Dawson Creek, BC and passed away peacefully on July
11/03/1926 - 12/07/2020
March 11, 1926 - July 12, 2020 It is with heavy hearts that we sadly announce the passing of our most beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother Nathalia Lena Hessler on Sunday July 12, 2020 a
15/11/1961 - 11/07/2020
November 15, 1961 – July 11, 2020 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father and grandfather, Pat, on July 11, 2020 at the age of 58. He is survived by his wife,
10/11/1976 - 07/07/2020
November 10, 1976 – July 7, 2020 Donlea Holman, resident of Grande Prairie, passed away peacefully at the age of 43 years in the early hours of Tuesday morning July 7, 2020 at home surrounded by he
09/11/1946 - 11/07/2020
November 9, 1946 – July 11, 2020 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, A. Sharon Skinner. Sharon was born in Sexsmith, AB. She would stay in the Peace Country attend
01/03/1960 - 05/07/2020
March 1, 1960 – July 5, 2020 Our family is saddened by the passing of their husband, son, brother and friend, Martin Walker. He was born in the High Prairie hospital on March 1, 1960. Raised in H
17/03/1970 - 29/06/2020
Ronald Kyle passed away on June 29, 2020, in Grande Prairie, Alberta at the age of 50 years. Ronnie lived a quiet life and enjoyed motorbikes and dogs. He leaves behind his sister Cindy Moody, brothe
14/06/1959 - 01/07/2020
Patrick Robert Fournier passed away suddenly near Grande Prairie on July 1, 2020 at the age of 61 years. Pat was born in Edmonton on June 14, 1959 and his family moved to Crooked Creek when he was a
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a funeral?

A funeral is a ceremony for a deceased person prior to burial or cremation. A funeral gives the opportunity for family and friends of the deceased to gather and mourn the passing of their loved one, to share cherished memories and celebrate their life. A funeral is a vital first step to help the bereaved heal after the loss of someone special.

What type of service should I have?

If no pre-arrangements have been made, the type of service is entirely up to you.  Services are usually held at a funeral home, community hall, or a place of worship. There is a wealth of different services, ranging from a traditional religious or military service to something a little more non-traditional. Our funeral directors are more than happy to work with you to figure out what would be the most appropriate.

Who are Funeral Directors and what do they do?

Funeral directors are in charge of all the logistics following a death. They complete all the necessary paperwork, make arrangements for the transportation of the body, and put into action the choices made by the family in regards to the funeral service and the final resting place of the body. Beyond the logistics, funeral directors are there to provide moral support and guidance for someone coping with death.

What if a death occurs away from my home town?

We are here to help, we can arrange to have your loved one transported home from anywhere in the world. We will assume responsibility and make the proper arrangements to have them returned to the community. We use the same organization that brings our military home when needed.

What is embalming and what purpose does it serve?

Embalming sanitizes and preserves the body; it also slows down the decomposition process and enhances the appearance of the body damaged by traumatic death or illness. Embalming gives time to the family of the deceased to arrange a service, and allows the family the option of having an open-casket viewing.

What do I do if I am not satisfied with the way a funeral was handled?

Funeral homes and funeral professionals in Alberta are licensed by the Alberta Funeral Services Regulatory Board. If you are unhappy with the way a funeral was handled or the actions of a funeral home in Alberta, you may speak with or proceed with a complaint process to seek resolution of the matter. More information is found at http://www.afsrb.ab.ca/  or by phone at (780) 452-6130 

How much does a funeral cost?

The cost of the funeral varies depending on the wishes you have. The average cost of a funeral is between $5,000-$7,000, however, it varies greatly depending on the kind of service you desire. In general, cremation tends to cost less than burial. The costs include professional services including transportation, embalming and other preparations, the use of a facility for the ceremony, and the purchase of a casket or urn.

Can I personalize a funeral?

Of course you can, in fact, more and more people are opting for a more non-traditional personalized service. There is no right or wrong way to celebrate somebody’s life. There are many unique ways to celebrate life, let the funeral director know exactly what your desires are and they will honour your wishes.

Do we need to have an obituary notice and what is included in one?

It is highly recommended to have an obituary notice that’s either placed in a local newspaper or placed online. An obituary lets the public know that a death has occurred, and gives them information about the service. Obituaries generally include the deceased’s full name, age, city, and date of birth and the city they were living in when they died. It also includes the name of the deceased’s spouse, along with the names of anyone else significant in their lives, such as parents, children or grandchildren. Space may be limited in a newspaper obituary, but you may include a little blurb on the life and legacy of the deceased. An online obituary or memorial website offers you the chance to add a lot more about the deceased.

What happens if the death occurs in the middle of the night or on the weekend?

We are here to help, funeral directors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

Do I need to have an embalming

No, embalming is often an unnecessary expense, even if a viewing is desired. There are times when we would recommend embalming, especially if there is an extended gap between death and burial or cremation.

Why are funerals so expensive?

Funerals are labor intensive and require a lot of work from a lot of people. The cost of a funeral goes beyond merchandise such as caskets, it includes the services of a funeral director in making the necessary arrangements, filling out forms, and dealing with all the other people involved in the death (doctors, lawyers, insurance companies). Funeral directors work an average of 40 hours per funeral. The cost of operating a funeral home is factored into the cost as well. Funeral homes are a 24 hour operation, with extensive facilities that need to be maintained and secured.

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