Obituaries

March, 2017

Johnny Stetsko

August 14, 1927 to March 13, 2017

On Monday, March 13, 2017, Johnny Stetsko of Vegreville, Alberta passed away at the age of 89 years.
A Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Vegreville with Father Jim Nakonechny officiating.  Interment to follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery Edmonton.  Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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Dorothy Thelma Cooke

passed away January 25, 2017 at the Lloydminster Hospital with her family by her side. She will be deeply missed by her son Bill (Ronda) Cooke, her daughter Leasa (Gordy) Weaver, her sister Mildred Parke, her sister-in-law Joyce Anderson, six grandchildren Travis (Charity) Cooke, Carrie (Tyler) Kramer, Kailey (Ryan) Moir, Karmen Austin, Wade (Kristin Weaver), and Ty Weaver and fifteen great grandchildren, her lifelong friends Hilda Peterson and Elva Hancock as well as her dear cousin Norman Anderson.
Faithfully, twice daily Dorothy’s sister Mildred called from Centralia, Washington, and they kept up their close relationship despite the distance between them. She was passionate about her family, keeping up on all of their activities and thoroughly enjoying each visit. Dorothy was committed to staying active and keeping her mind sharp through exercise, card game and Sudoku. She enjoyed her many hours of crocheting and her family benefited from her works of love. Relationships were important to her and she enjoyed participating in the activities at the lodge and spending time with her friends.
Dorothy’s funeral service was held at Bethel Lutheran Church in Tulliby Lake. A beautiful tribute for Dorothy by Rev. Ed Parke and her grandchildren. The family would like to thank Dr. Du Plooy, Creech Funeral Services and all her friends and staff at the Pioneer Lodge for their companionship and care. Also, thank you for the donations, flowers, cards, food, and most importantly kind and loving words for mom. In lieu of thank you cards a donation has been made in Dorothy’s name to the Bethel Church.

Kenneth Earl Janish

passed away suddenly on February 18, 2017 at the age of 83 years.
Ken is survived by his wife of 55 years, Violet; son, Merle (Crystal) and Merle’s daughter, Marley; daughter, Debbie Fitzsimonds and Debbie’s children, Jeremy, Angie and Tyson; and sister, Myrna Ashlee.
Ken is predeceased by his parents, Lewis and Leona Janish; son, James Janish; and sister, Marilyn Kuypers.
Ken’s life started on the farm northeast of Paradise Hill where he also owned the butcher shop. When he moved to Lloydminster, he started his own business, Border Appliances and Furniture Ltd.
Thanks to the McCaw family for your support and to family and friends for the many phone calls, visits, food, flowers, donations, and cards.  To all those who gave their support in our time of grief, we thank you.

Violet, Merle,
Marley & Debbie

Glenn Lorne Shirtliffe

Glenn Lorne Shirtliffe passed away at St. Paul’s hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on February 21, 2017 at the age of 70 years.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Barbara-Gayle; son, Trevor (Tara) and their children, Shaelyn, Hailey and Landon; daughter, Denise (Kelly) Bauldic and their children, Kayl and Kamdyn; daughter, Vicki (Tom Pitman) and their children, Tommy and Carter; brothers, Wayne Shirtliffe and Doug Shirliffe.
Glenn is predeceased by his parents, Peter and Mary Shirtliffe, and sisters-in-law, Lynne Shirtliffe and Elaine Shirtliffe.
The funeral service for Glenn was conducted from Grace United Church, Lloydminster, Alberta on February 28, 2017 at 11:00 am with Clint Martin officiating. The eulogy was given by Lynn Priest. The song “It Is No Secret What God Can Do” was sung by Raymond Faltermeier. The song “Go Rest High On The Mountain” was sung by Leann and Linden Priest. The pallbearers were Wayne and Heather Burzinski, David and Joyce Cosh, Roy and Bev Isaac, Denis and Donna Marchadour, and Vernon and Lynn Priest. Interment was held at the Albion Cemetery, North Bend District, Saskatchewan. Donations in memory of Glenn may be made to the Lloydminster Hospital Dialysis Unit. McCaw Funeral Service Ltd. of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.
The family of Glenn Shirtliffe would like to extend our sincere gratitude towards the following: the nurses at the Lloydminster Hospital Dialysis Unit for the care that they provided Glenn for 11 years; to Dr. Van Vuuren and the nurses on call in emergency at the Lloydminster hospital; to the doctors and nursing staff on the second floor ICU at St. Paul’s hospital, Saskatoon; to the ambulance and Star’s ambulance; to Clint and Nina Martin for the long travels and officiating the service; to Raymond Faltermeier, Leann and Linden Priest singing Dad’s requested songs; to Lynn Priest for the wonderful tribute to Dad; to all the pallbearers; to the Grace United Church for providing lunch; to Rev. Paul DuVal for playing the audio; to Brett and the McCaw family for your loving support; thanks to family and friends for the many phone calls, visits, food, donations, flowers and cards; to all those who gave their support in our time of grief, we thank you.
Barbara-Gayle
Trevor, Tara, Denis, Kelly, Vicki, Tom and families

DONALD (DON) LORNE ANDERSON

May 12, 1947 to February 17, 2017

Don was born in New Westminster, B.C. on May 12, 1947 and passed away in Red Deer, AB on February 17, 2017 at the age 69 years.  
Don is lovingly remembered and missed by his spouse Donna Kjorsvik and  her children; Jason Kjorsvik (Grace), Kris Kjorsvik (Rob Crowley), his daughters Nadine Anderson, Leanne Mills (Justin) and Cara Bowey (Don) and his brother Rodney Anderson (Anne).   Don loved and cherished his grandchildren; Laurie Allen, John Kjorsvik, Kylie Kjorsvik and Sydney Braun.                      
Don worked as a boilermaker for Local 146 for several years, proudly retiring in 2009. Don’s passion for the past 20 years was showing his American Cocker Spaniels, he traveled western Canada and throughout the United States with Donna by his side. Vacations consisted of dog shows and spending as much time as possible at “The Cabin” in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. Don had three other adopted families, his boilermaker brothers, his loving dog show family and his much loved lake family. Don welcomed everyone into his life with an open door and an open heart.
Don asked that no service be held and in his honour, he requested donations be made to The Alberta Cocker Rescue: c/o Jackie Billows. 34 53103 RR 14 Parkland County T7Y 2T3. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Innisfail entrusted with arrangments. 403-227-0006.  www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Vera Brow

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Vera Joyce Brow of Red Deer, Alberta, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the age of 71 years.
Vera will be lovingly remembered by her husband of forty-seven years, Wayne Brow of Red Deer, Alberta. She will also be sadly missed by her sisters, Michele of Red Deer, Alberta and sister, Annette of Sylvan Lake, Alberta and her brother, Raymond of Edmonton, Alberta; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. Vera was predeceased by her parents, her son, Gregory Timothy and a brother, Jerry.
A Service of Remembrance was held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with The Reverend Father Jozef Wroblewski officiating. Vera will be laid to rest at Lavoy, Alberta, beside her son, at a later date. In place of flowers, donations in Vera’s honor may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040 or 1.800.481.7421.