Obituaries

19/05/1971 - 24/05/2020
Michelle passed away unexpectedly on Sunday 24 May 2020, at the age of 49 after living a full and complete life. She will be remembered for her giving and loving nature. She loved sewing, knitting an
18/10/1938 - 20/05/2020
Emiko "Emi" Halterman passed away peacefully at Prairie Lake Hospice in Grande Prairie with her loving husband by her side, on the 20th of May, 2020, at the age of 81 following complications with kidn
24/03/1940 - 19/05/2020
Trudy passed away on May 19, 2020 at her home in Beaverlodge, AB. She is lovingly remembered by Abe (her husband of 62 years); by her three children and their spouses, Phil & Cheryl Martens, Rick &
11/08/1982 - 18/05/2020
August 11, 1982 - May 18, 2020 It is with great sadness that the family of Blair James announces his unexpected passing at the age of 37 on Monday, May 18th, 2020 in Grande Prairie, AB. Blair was b
22/05/1953 - 15/05/2020
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Rose Ann Knapp. After a long battle with cancer she passed away peacefully in her sleep at Prairie Lake Hospice in Grande Prairie at the age of 66 ye
30/05/1971 - 13/05/2020
It is with profound sadness that the family of Daren Zenner announces his sudden passing on May 13, 2020. He will be fondly remembered by his daughters Francesca, Amanda, Christy, Danielle; his mother
04/07/1939 - 09/05/2020
July 4, 1939 – May 9, 2020 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Larry Plishka, who had been a Grande Prairie resident for 53 years. He died on May 9, 2020, at the age of 80. L
11/11/1936 - 07/05/2020
November 11, 1936 – May 7, 2020 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother Doreen Cote on Thursday May 7th, 2020 after a long, courageous
03/06/1932 - 05/05/2020
June 3, 1932 – May 5, 2020 June was born on June 3rd, 1932 in Grimshaw Alberta to Alfred and Maria Eggli on their homestead farm in the first home her father built. To be clear, it never became a
03/06/1953 - 03/05/2020
Conrad David Noullett It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Conrad at the age of 66, on May 3, 2020. Conrad was born June 3, 1953 to Albert and Stella Noullett. He was raised on a farm
23/06/1930 - 03/05/2020
June 23, 1930 to May 3, 2020 at the age of 89. After a long illness, Bud passed peacefully in his sleep at the Grande Prairie Care Centre with his daughter Kathy at his side. He is survived by his w
17/03/1937 - 03/05/2020
March 17, 1937 – May 3, 2020 Kathleen Patricia ‘Kitty’ Rigler nee Gorman longtime resident of Grande Prairie, Alberta passed away at the QE II Hospital in Grande Prairie on Sunday May 3rd, 2020
25/06/1927 - 01/05/2020
June 25, 1927 - May 1, 2020 With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ignatz August Luken on May 1, 2020 at the age of 92, in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Ignatz was born in Gronheim, Germany on Ju
06/09/1967 - 27/04/2020
September 6, 1967 – April 27, 2020 It is with broken hearts that we share the sudden loss of Kalvin ‘Kal’ John Giebelhaus on April 27, 2020. The love of his life, Linda and his two sons that a
30/10/1970 - 26/04/2020
Sadly, our community lost a pillar and a friend to many on April 26th, 2020. Harpreet Singh Gill, 49, favourably known as Gill or Bitu passed away from a tragic accident at home. Harpreet first moved
09/02/1946 - 24/04/2020
February 9, 1946 – April 24, 2020 Lyle was born on February 9, 1946 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan and passed away April 24, 2020 in Grande Prairie, Alberta at the age of 74 years. Lyle was rais
22/04/1943 - 24/04/2020
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Darlene Mae Petersen. Darlene passed away peacefully at the QEII hospital in Grande Prairie on April 24, 2020. She was predeceased by her husband Ro
16/02/1947 - 24/04/2020
February 16, 1947 – April 24, 2020 Joyce passed away at the QE2 Hospital in Grande Prairie, Alberta on April 24, 2020 from aggressive cancer at the age of 73 years young. She was surrounded by fami
16/12/1975 - 15/04/2020
December 16, 1975 – April 15, 2020 Born in Manning, Alberta on December 16, 1975, Craig Patrick Mulloy passed away peacefully in Grande Prairie, Alberta on April 15, 2020 at the age of 44 years aft
27/06/1986 - 15/04/2020
June 27, 1986- April 15, 2020 Ivor Morley Kildal was born June 27, 1986 in Grande Prairie, Alberta to Philip and Kathryn Kildal. He passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the age of 33. Ivor w
26/06/1955 - 14/04/2020
June 26, 1955 – April 14, 2020 It is with great sadness that the family of Shirley Doucette announces her passing on April 14, 2020 in Beaverlodge, Alberta at the age of 64 years. Daughter to Har
25/08/1928 - 11/04/2020
August 25, 1928 – April 11, 2020 It is with profound sadness that the family of Bertha (Bert) Stoner (nee Morrow) of Spirit River, Alberta announces her passing on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at the a
16/06/1972 - 10/04/2020
June 16, 1972 – April 10, 2020 The family of Alfred (Alfie) Joe McDonald announces that on April 10, 2020, at the age of 47 years, God took him home. He leaves behind his siblings Helen (John), G
20/05/1966 - 09/04/2020
May 20, 1966 - April 9, 2020 It is with sad hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Ken Pearson on April 9, 2020 at the age of 53 years. Ken was born on May 20, 1966 in Hythe Alberta to the
08/04/1998 - 08/04/2020
It is with very broken hearts that we announce Riley Marc Jackson, born April 8,1998, passed away suddenly at home in Grande Prairie Alberta on April 8, 2020, at the age of 22. Riley went to school 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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