Obituaries

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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
19/09/1946 - 28/06/2020
September 19, 1946 – June 28, 2020 Elisabeth went Home to be with her Saviour in the morning of the Lord’s day, June 28, 2020 after a 2 year and 5-month long battle with pancreatic cancer. She wa
08/06/1943 - 24/06/2020
June 8, 1943 – June 24, 2020 On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020, Norman Charney, loving father, brother and grandfather, passed peacefully in his home at the age of 77. Norm was born on June 8th, 1943
12/05/1952 - 23/06/2020
May 12, 1952 – June 23, 2020 It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and sister, Karen Hurst at the age of 68 years. Karen was born in Saskatoon, Saskatche
30/03/1947 - 21/06/2020
March 30, 1947 – June 21, 2020 Don Jickling, 73, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2020 at his home in Sexsmith, Alberta. Fitting for the family man that he was, he died surrounded by his loving w
20/08/1942 - 20/06/2020
August 20, 1942 – June 20, 2020 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of our Mother and Grandmother Diane Choat. She will be missed by many forever. Diane was born on Au
28/06/1942 - 18/06/2020
June 28, 1942 – June 18, 2020 Ron passed away peacefully on the morning of June 18, 2020 in Valleyview, Alberta after years of battling Alzheimer’s. Ron was born in Regina and attended school at
08/09/1929 - 16/06/2020
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Yvonne Louise Blimke, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gr
24/10/1956 - 11/06/2020
October 24, 1956 – June 11, 2020 With heavy hearts we mournfully announce the passing of Paul Taylor at home in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Paul was born in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick to Ronald and
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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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