Obituaries

16/09/1929 - 07/01/2021
September 16, 1929 – January 7, 2021 We are sad to announce the death of Mrs. Doris Wagar of Grande Prairie on January 7, 2021. Doris was born September 16, 1929, in the Castor Hospital. She grew
05/07/1945 - 04/01/2021
July 5, 1945 – January 4, 2021 Russ L'Hirondelle, retired resident of Grande Prairie Alberta for 40 years, passed away at the age of 75 on January 4 2021. A kind, funny, generous man who had many
20/08/1945 - 07/01/2021
“Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” PROVERBS 31:31 On Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the Grande Cache Community Health Complex, Meleth
25/12/1936 - 30/12/2020
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our Mom Helen Carol Holcroft on December 30th, 2020 at the Spirit River Health Complex at the age of 84. Mom was a quiet soul who loved her family,
02/04/1975 - 03/01/2021
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lisa Meyer. Lisa was always a career oriented woman. She was a loving mother to her son Kaden and a loving wife and life partner to her husban
17/01/1962 - 26/12/2020
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our husband, father, son, brother, and friend to many, Rick Flette on December 26, 2020. Rick passed away unexpectedly after doing what he loved; ska
09/06/1946 - 24/12/2020
June 9, 1946 – December 24, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marie Oakford of Grande Prairie Alberta, on December 24, 2020 at the age of 74 years old. Marie was born
27/08/1983 - 16/12/2020
Stephanie Elizabeth Marie Hombert passed away December 16,2020, at Surrey Memorial Hospital after a difficult battle with the Corona Virus. She was 37 and, although mentally challenged, she had a fu
27/03/1963 - 19/12/2020
Wesley Frank Pielak, 57, of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away suddenly on December 19, 2020 after suffering a massive heart attack. His loss was completely unexpected. His family is shocked and deeply s
20/01/1987 - 18/12/2020
January 20, 1987 - December 18, 2020 It is with so much sadness, shock, disbelief and heartbreak to all his family and friends, that Arthur James Douglas Benoit made his last wildly inappropriate an
06/06/1961 - 18/12/2020
June 6, 1951 – December 18, 2020 Brad died suddenly in the late afternoon of December 18, 2020. He was born in Edmonton on June 6, 1961 to William and Patricia Mulcahy (Hutchinson). On October 2,
21/12/1976 - 28/11/2020
December 21, 1976 - November 28, 2020 Our hearts are torn as we try to meet the surreal task of saying farewell to our Farrah; we know she would not like to have an impersonal obituary to be part of
18/03/1954 - 05/12/2020
March 18, 1954 – December 5, 2020 Ken Leslie passed away at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital on December 5, 2020 at the age of 66 years. Ken was born in Sedgwick, Alberta to Bernice and George Les
05/04/1942 - 12/12/2020
After a long and courageous battle with dementia and cancer we regretfully announce that Oscar Sebastian Marion passed away on December 12, 2020 in Spirit River, AB. Oscar was born in Dawson Creek,
25/07/1938 - 11/12/2020
July 25, 1938 – December 11, 2020 It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the passing of Berniece Ellen Sydbo (Sis). Berniece passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 11, 2020 at the ag
16/07/1952 - 10/12/2020
July 16, 1952 – December 10, 2020 Bruce Larsen, beloved husband, stepdad, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend died suddenly at home in Grande Prairie, AB of heart disease. He was 68. Bruce wa
18/06/1935 - 08/12/2020
Dorothy Clegg (nee Moss), longtime resident of Fairview, AB passed away on December 8, 2020 at the age of 85 years. Dorothy was born at home in Golden Meadow, AB on June 18, 1935 to Oliver and Margar
02/01/1993 - 05/12/2020
January 2, 1993 – December 5, 2020 It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our Clyde "CJ" Edward Goodswimmer II. CJ passed away in his home community in Sturgeon Lake Cree Natio
31/03/1922 - 28/11/2020
Lilly Day, long time resident of Valhalla Centre, Hythe and Grande Prairie Care Centre went home to her Lord on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the age of 98 years. Lilly was born on March 31, 1922 in
06/11/1940 - 01/12/2020
November 6, 1940 – December 1, 2020 80 Years Our hearts ache deeply at the loss of Ellyn Otterson, beloved mother, sister, aunt and wonderful friend of so many who knew her. She slipped peacefully
Born 27/08/1942
August 27, 1942 - December 4, 2020 Ian Irons, a long-time resident of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away at the QEII Hospital on Friday, December 4, 2020, at 78 years. Ian was born August 27, 1942, in
13/06/1992 - 27/11/2020
June 13, 1992 – November 27, 2020 Bradley Johnson passed away on November 27, 2020 at the age of 28 years. Brad was born in Brampton Ontario but moved to the small town of Chesley Ontario in grad
25/07/1957 - 21/11/2020
July 25, 1957 – November 21, 2020 Blaine Kent Rowland, 63, passed away peacefully due to Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) on November 21, 2020 at the Grande Prairie Care Centre. Blaine is survived by
19/10/1935 - 18/11/2020
October 19, 1935 - November 18, 2020 It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the passing of Verna Hockey on November 18, 2020 at the age of 85 at Prairie Lake Seniors Living due to complications
13/09/1935 - 31/10/2020
September 13, 1935 – October 31, 2020 It is with great sorrow that the family of Catherine Mair Palmer announce her sudden, quiet passing at home in her bed in Fox Creek on October 31, 2020 at the
09/03/1962 - 12/11/2020
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Hendrik (Hank) Byzitter on November 12, 2020 at the age of 58 years. Hank grew up in British Columbia and raised his family in Grande Prairie, Alb
24/09/1948 - 17/11/2020
Gordon Metcalfe Ingledew was born on September 24, 1948 in Beaverlodge and passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Care Centre on November 17, 2020. Gordon grew up in the Hinton Trail a
10/12/1939 - 17/11/2020
December 10, 1939 – November 17, 2020 Andre Lozeron has gone to heaven. On November 17, 2020 Andre passed away peacefully at home at the age of 80 years. Andre went to Canuck School in Bear Lake
10/03/1959 - 17/11/2020
March 10, 1959 – November 17, 2020 With heavy hearts, we mournfully announce the passing of Russ Turnbull. After a hard-fought battle with ALS, he passed away with family by his side. Born, raise
23/10/1951 - 15/11/2020
October 23, 1951 – November 15, 2020 Brian Thoreson longtime resident of Sexsmith, AB passed away at the QEll Hospital on Sunday November 15, 2020 at the age of 69 years. He was with his wife Lexie
14/04/1950 - 06/11/2020
“Order what you want, eat what you get” was a well-known phrase from Dad. Dad resided at Pleasant View lodge in Spirit River where he met and many friends who he played cards and bingo with. Da
01/01/1934 - 09/11/2020
January 1, 1934 – November 9, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Birkley Ross, beloved Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, and Friend. He pas
07/09/1957 - 27/10/2020
September 7, 1957 – October 27, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cindy Scott at the age of 63 years. Cindy lived a full and exciting life with very little limitation.
21/04/1968 - 02/11/2020
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Darren Robert Cooke announce his sudden passing on November 2nd, 2020 at his residence. Darren was born on April 21st, 1968, and raised in Grande Prairie,
30/07/1925 - 28/10/2020
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Norine Stirling passed away peacefully on October 28, 2020 at the age of 95 years. She was born on July 30, 1925 in Clairmont, the fifth of seven childre
23/03/1985 - 21/10/2020
James completed his journey to Valhalla surrounded by his wife, family, and friends. James grew up with his family in the small town of Radisson, Saskatchewan until they moved to Spirit River, Alberta
07/09/1955 - 24/10/2020
Sept. 7, 1955 – Oct. 24, 2020 With heavy hearts we mournfully announce the passing of Roger Douglas Ungstad. After a hard fought battle with cancer he passed peacefully with family by his side on O
28/11/1957 - 24/10/2020
November 28, 1957 – October 24, 2020 We are saddened to announce the unexpected passing of Audrey Gear on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Audrey passed away at home in Grande Prairie, Alberta at the ag
25/02/1947 - 21/10/2020
February 25, 1947 – October 21, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doug at 73 years of age. Doug was born in Birtle, Manitoba on Feb. 25, 1947. He grew up in Sidney, BC.
20/11/1995 - 18/10/2020
November 20, 1995 - October 18, 2020 It is with the greatest sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Brady Alexander Davidson, beloved Son, Brother, Grandson, Uncle, Nephew, C
17/11/1947 - 19/10/2020
Heaven has gained a beautiful soul. It is with great sadness that the family of Hilda Elms announces her passing on October 19, 2020. Hilda passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with ca
28/03/1967 - 19/09/2020
It is with heavy hearts we regret to announce the sudden passing of our mom / daughter Roxanne Lee Wagner at the age of 53 years on September 19, 2020. She is greatly missed by her daughter Tiara Lee
09/11/1937 - 19/10/2020
Bernell (Bernie) Schierman passed away peacefully on October 19, 2020 at the Grande Prairie Care Center at the age of 82 years. Born on November 9, 1937 in Bashaw, Alberta to Cecil & Freda, he was one
01/05/1965 - 14/10/2020
May 1, 1965 – October 13, 2020 It is with heavy hearts we mournfully announce the passing of Frank (Frankie) Hennebury. Frank was born to Frank & Lucretia Hennebury May 1, 1965 in St.John's ,NL. A
21/04/1942 - 14/10/2020
April 21, 1942 – October 14, 2020 Mike was born April 21,1942 at Selworthy Road (Whales) England to Hilda and Charles Gillett. He was the only boy having three sisters Dawn, Gloria, and Pauline. He
05/07/1996 - 14/10/2020
July 5, 1996 – October 14, 2020 It is with the heaviest of hearts we regret to announce the sudden passing of our daughter, Melorie Alex Ray at the age of 24 on October 14, 2020. She will be greatl
18/04/1939 - 13/10/2020
April 18, 1939 – October 13, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandpa, and friend Harold Sampert on October 13, 2020 at the age of 81 years
10/02/1924 - 15/10/2020
As we mourn, the angels rejoice. She heard the call for suppertime in heaven…. Bessie Lieuvina Hellquist was born in Metiskow, Alberta on February 10, 1924 to Gladys and Leslie Stewart. She went
28/09/1956 - 10/10/2020
Heaven has gained a beautiful Soul. Pamela Elaine Chabot (Gable), 64 years old of Grande Prairie, Alberta passed away October 10, 2020 after a short and courageous battle with an aggressive lung canc
23/04/1948 - 11/10/2020
April 23, 1948 – October 11, 2020 Paul Battig passed away peacefully at Prairie Lakes Hospice at the age of 72. Paul was born in Winterthur, Switzerland. At the age of 6, he came to Canada with
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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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