Obituaries

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
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
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
30/12/1950 - 11/06/2020
December 30, 1950 – June 11, 2020 It is with heavy hearts we announce the unexpected passing of Hilda Cameron. Hilda passed away at home at the age of 69 years. Heaven has gained a beautiful soul.
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
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
21/06/1990 - 11/06/2020
June 21, 1990-June 11, 2020 It is with great sadness that the family of Justin George Lizotte announces his sudden passing at the age of 29 in Grande Prairie, Alberta. A Funeral Service for Justin
30/09/1947 - 11/06/2020
September 30, 1947 – June 11, 2020 William Robert Pomeroy, also known to friends and family as Bob, passed away on June 11, 2020, at the age of 72 years. Bob will forever be remembered for his pa
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
26/06/1984 - 26/05/2020
June 26, 1984 - May 26, 2020 Herbie Giroux passed away on May 26, 2020 at the age of 35 years. A Funeral Service for Herbie will take place at Bear Creek Funeral Home (11802 99 Avenue, Grande Prairi
13/07/1978 - 02/06/2020
July 13, 1978 – June 2, 2020 It is with great sadness to announce the sudden passing of Clint Lee on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Clint was a hard worker and loved to work. It could be anything from wo
27/08/1986 - 01/06/2020
August 27, 1986 – June 1, 2020 A very beautiful soul has finally come home peacefully to be with her Creator on June 1, 2020 at Prairie Lake Hospice in Grande Prairie, Alberta after a year of battl
27/06/1952 - 13/02/2020
June 27, 1952 – February 13, 2020 Ron was born on June 27, 1952 in Calgary, Alberta to Alfred and Margaret Hill. He married Linda Langton on October 9, 1970 until her passing in September 1994. He
16/05/1957 - 01/06/2020
Doug was born to Robert and Hilda Dei on May 16,1957 in Fairview, AB. He passed away June 1,2020 in Edmonton, AB. Doug grew up in Hines Creek, AB and spent his later years in Manning, AB. He is surviv
31/03/1947 - 25/05/2020
March 31, 1947 – May 25, 2020 It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of Sam at the age of 73 on May 25th, 2020, at home. Sam will be remembered as a man with a heart of
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
27/09/1940 - 29/02/2020
September 27, 1940 – February 29, 2020 It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Leslie William Balfour in Grande Prairie, Alberta on February 29, 2020 at the age of 79 years. A g
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
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
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
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
19/08/1973 - 23/02/2020
August 19, 1973 - February 23, 2020 We are saddened to announce the unexpected passing of our beloved son, brother, husband, uncle, father and friend to heart disease on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at
05/12/1928 - 04/04/2020
On Saturday, April 4, 2020, Frances Ruth Kennedy (nee MacMillan) a long-time resident of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away at the age of 91 years. Ruth was born on December 5, 1928, in McLennan, Albe
16/12/1954 - 07/04/2020
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Josephine (Broomfield) George of Grande Prairie, Alberta on April 7, 2020. Josephine is pre-deceased by her parents Clifford and Dorothy Broom
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
04/07/1939 - 04/04/2020
It is with great sadness that the family of George (also known as Papa) announce his passing in Spirit River, Alberta. George will always be remembered for his contagious laugh, giving heart, the lo
22/02/1959 - 30/03/2020
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our Wife, Mother, and Granny, Cindie Mehlsen, on March 30, 2020. Due to the current restrictions in place on gatherings which extends
07/09/1951 - 29/03/2020
Vicki was born on September 7th, 1951 in Fairview, Alberta to Peter and Catherine (Kay) Zavisha. She was raised in Hines Creek and later moved to Grande Prairie where she spent her adult life. Vicki
20/08/1955 - 28/03/2020
Sheena passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side on March 28, 2020 at the age of 64. Sheena was someone that you could always count on, she created lasting friendships with those around
24/03/1955 - 28/03/2020
It is with heavy hearts that we mournfully announce the passing of our beloved husband and father Rene Gariepy. Rene, long time resident of Grande Prairie, passed away March 28, 2020 at the University
16/10/1955 - 16/03/2020
Steve Gordon McLaughlin, long-time resident of Woking Alberta, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020 at the age of 64 with family by his side after a long battle with cancer at Prairie Lake Hospice in
29/02/1952 - 13/03/2020
With daughters by his side, Gordon Russell Burns passed away on March 13, 2020 from a rare form of cancer at the age of 17(68) at the Grande Prairie Hospital. Gordon will be lovingly remembered by hi
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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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