Obituaries

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
10/04/1947 - 11/03/2020
Ray Tysson passed away on March 11, 2020 at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital with his daughters Carol and Jackie at his side. Ray was born in Calgary, Alberta to parents Patrick and Vena Tysson. He wa
11/04/1971 - 08/03/2020
It is with heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Ian Joliffe Quinton at Red Willow Creek in Wembley, Alberta due to a tragic snowmobile accident on March 8, 2020. Ian was born on April 11, 1
15/09/1968 - 09/03/2020
Eva Marie (Neudorf) (Friesen) Trout September 15, 1968 – March 9, 2020 Eve was born to William and Anne Neudorf on September 15, 1968, in Fort Vermilion, Alberta. She was a very content child, alway
17/09/1949 - 08/03/2020
George H. Upshall September 17, 1949 – March 8, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband and father George H. Upshall. George was born September 17
25/03/1970 - 01/03/2020
It is with heavy hearts that we sadly announce the sudden passing of our beloved brother Bobby Andrew Marion, on March 1, 2020. Bobby was born in Chapleau, Ontario on March 25th,1970 and his family m
12/05/1933 - 16/02/2020
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of August “Pat” Peters who died February 16th 2020 in Fairview, Alberta. Pat was born in Fairview May 12th 1933. When he was 6 months old hi
14/05/1936 - 13/02/2020
May 14, 1936 – February 13, 2020 It is with heavy hearts the family of Elizabeth (Bess) Deboer announce her passing after a hard-fought battle with dementia. Elizabeth arrived in Grande Cache in 19
03/11/1940 - 02/02/2020
November 3, 1940 – February 2, 2020 David Thomas Piety Passed away on February 2, 2020 at the Prairie Lake Hospice, Grande Prairie at the age of 79. David was born in Leavenworth, Washington. He gra
06/07/1953 - 01/02/2020
July 6, 1953 – February 1, 2020 Ken Ebert passed away peacefully on February 1st, 2020 at the age of 66 years. Ken was born in Jasper, Alberta and grew up in Prince George, British Columbia. He mo
03/12/1933 - 01/02/2020
Colin Hrychiw passed away peacefully on February 1, 2020 at the age of 86 years, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous 4 year battle with cancer, at the Prairie Lake Hospice, in Grande Pr
10/10/1955 - 29/01/2020
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Wayne Gorham on January 29th, 2020 at the age of 64. Wayne was a loving husband to Marilyn, father to Bradley (Jena), Dustin (Sarah), and Terri-Lynn
25/01/2020 - 25/01/2020
January 25, 2020 - January 25, 2020 It is with tremendous sadness that we must announce both the birth and passing of our precious little girl, Asuna Deborah Lynn Bauer. Asuna was born in Grande Prai
06/07/1947 - 23/01/2020
July 6, 1947 – January 23, 2020 Albert Evenson passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Prairie Lake Hospice, Grande Prairie with family at his side. Albert was born at Unity, Saskatchewan hospit
11/09/1958 - 23/01/2020
September 11, 1958 – January 23, 2020 It is with great sadness that the family of George Clutton announces his passing after a short and courageous battle with cancer. His final days were spent in
27/04/1961 - 19/01/2020
April 27, 1961 – January 19, 2020 “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us” -Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings Our precious John or known to those who loved him as
24/08/1931 - 14/01/2020
August 24, 1931 – January 14, 2020 Torgrim Norman (Ted) Rorem, aged 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the Queen Elizabeth ll Hospital in Grande Prairie. Ted was born Augus
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
02/11/1931 - 14/01/2020
December 2, 1931 – January 14, 2020 It is with great sadness that the family of Sophie Moses announces her passing on January 14, 2020 at the age of 88 years. A viewing for Sophie will be held at Be
07/06/1938 - 08/01/2020
June 7, 1938 – January 8, 2020 We sadly announce the passing of Eileen Kyle, a loving mother and a hard worker who passed away on January 8th, 2020. Eileen was born on June 7th, in Kleskun Hills,
03/10/1976 - 06/01/2020
Rodney Wayne Bjornson passed away on January 6, 2020 at the age of 43, in Fairview, AB surrounded by loved ones and family after his long fight with cancer. He was born October 3, 1976. Rodney graduat
03/04/1938 - 04/01/2020
April 3, 1938 - January 4, 2020 It is with great sorrow that we have to say goodbye and put a great man to rest. Henry Huppe passed away peacefully on January 4, 2020 at Mackenzie Place Continuing Ca
02/03/1961 - 02/01/2020
Kenneth Layne Bonnett AKA Bonehead March 2, 1961 – January 2, 2020 Ken was born in Wetaskiwin, AB on March 2, 1961. He arrived exceptionally early at 7 months and left exceptionally early at 58 ye
08/12/2019 - 31/12/2019
Mark Martin Beahm aka 'Marty Marbles' December 8 - December 31, 2019 It is with our heaviest of hearts that we (Mark Joel Beahm and Jennifer Lynn van Essen) must announce both the birth and passing o
22/12/1943 - 30/12/2019
December 22, 1943 – December 30, 2019 It is with great sorrow that we have to say goodbye and put a great man to rest. Bruce Martin passed away peacefully on December 30, 2019 at the Prairie Lake H
29/08/1952 - 29/12/2019
1952-2019 With great sadness our family would like to announce the passing of Barry Lee Webster. Barry passed away peacefully on December 29th 2019 in New Glasgow NS after a quick progression of live
29/12/1929 - 27/12/2019
December 29, 1929 – December 27, 2019 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of James (Jim) Baggett, of Clinton BC and most recently Grande Prairie AB. Jim passed away in Grande Prairi
26/02/1937 - 27/12/2019
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Kenneth Watchorn at the Fairview Health complex on December 27, 2019 at 82 years old. Ken was a mixed farmer for over 60 years. Ken drove school bus
19/12/1930 - 26/12/2019
1930 – 2019 We are at peace, but with broken hearts, we announce the passing of Gordon N. Erickson at the age of 89. With family gathered around, he took his last breath at the Grande Prairie Care
21/01/1954 - 26/12/2019
January 21, 1954 – December 26, 2019 Alan Schettle passed away on December 26, 2019 in Grande Prairie, Alberta at the age of 65. He leaves his siblings; Doris Best, Greg (Betty) Schettle, Marlene (
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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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