Obituaries

February, 2018

Wilma Pearl Sharpe

September 13, 1920 to January 22, 2018

SHARPE: Wilma Pearl Sharpe passed away at Lloydminster Continuing Care Centre, Lloydminster, Alberta on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the age of 97 years.
Wilma Pearl Sharpe was born September 13, 1920 in Yorkton, Sk. Her parents were Dr. William Garfield Sharpe and Lillie Pearl Sharpe.  Upon graduating High School in Yorkton, Wilma worked at Yorkton General Hospital as a X-ray and Lab Tech for 18 years.  Her calling to the ministry with United Church of Canada came with her traveling to Toronto in 1958 for her early training. In 1960 Wilma went to Point Claire, Que. where she became a Deaconess.  Wilma served in Prince Rupert, Nanaimo and then at Grace United Church in Lloydminster which was her last assignment.
Wilma is survived by: her two nieces, Myrna Stephens and Colleen Sinclair (Jack); her six nephews and wives, Jim Sharpe (Lisa), John Sharpe (Joan), Ken Harvey (Vee), Ross Finlayson (Patty), Lorne McIndoe and Gar McIndoe (Marilyn); and a very special friend, Gladys Jack.  
Wilma is predeceased in death by: her parents, Lillie and William; her sisters, Jean McIndoe, Minnie Harvey and Dorothy Finlayson; her brothers, Walter Sharpe and Lloyd Sharpe; and several nieces and nephews.
Interment was held at the Lloydminster City Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Wilma may be made to Grace United Church Mission and Service or Charity of Choice.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.

Card of Thanks

The family would like to thank Rev. Paul DuVal for the beautiful service; Marg Natress and Gar McIndoe for the eulogy; Brenda Ellison for your beautiful singing of “Thanks Be To God”; Mary Laursen for reading “Thoughts Of A Dear Friend”; Irene Knowlson for playing the organ and Lois Sonnega for playing the piano; Grace United Church Choir for singing “Take These Wings”; Grace United Church UCW for a wonderful lunch; Lloydminster Continuing Care for their care and compassion for Wilma during her time living there; and to McCaw Funeral Service for your professionalism and compassion during this difficult time.

Donald Gordon "Don" Malka

Malka: Donald Gordon “Don” Malka passed away in Rivercourse, Alberta on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the age of 61 years.
Don is survived by: his loving wife, Sheryl; his children, Carson (Chelsie) Malka and Kiley (Leslie) McAllister; his grandchildren, Bailey, Landon, Kaisen, Chase, Emma and Teague; his mother, Elsie Malka; his siblings, Marie (Joe) Kube, Gary (Debbie Roth) Malka and Lionel (Jeanette) Malka; the Bonnar family; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Don was predeceased by: his father, John Malka.
The Memorial Service for Don was conducted from the Rolling Green Fairways Hall, Lloydminster, Alberta on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Doug Baynton officiating. Reception immediately followed the service.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Don may be made to Haying in the 30’s (cancer support).
Cards of Thanks
The family of Don Malka would like to thank our friends and family for all the donations, love, prayers, hugs, food, flowers, phone calls and messages that we have received.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to each and every one of you.
We also  want to say an important thank you to the quick and compassionate response of the Kitscoty RCMP and Paradise Valley first responders, to Peter Shelly and Taylor Kuzyk for getting to Mom as fast as you could. You’ve always been there for them when they’ve needed you; to Doug Baynton who was with us every step of the way, to Joel McCaw and his staff for gently walking us through the process, to Jamie and Heather at Rolling Green for making sure every detail of the service was stress free, to Clint Hickson at Trophy Gallery for building a beautiful keepsake, and finally to everyone who attended Don’s service - it meant a lot to us to see you there. 
Words will never be enough to thank you, your kindness will always be remembered.
In lieu of thank you cards, the family has made a donation to Haying In The 30’s (Cancer Support).
Malka Family

Debra Margaret Clifford

Debra Margaret “Debbie” Clifford passed away suddenly at our home on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the age of 58 years.
Debbie is survived by her children, Jesse (Angie) Clifford and Ashley (Jason) Rhinehart; her grandchildren, Owen, Seth and Sunny Clifford and Carter, Brayden and Katelynn Rhinehart; her mother, Fran Maier; her siblings, Anne (Charles) Baillargeon, Patty (Tracy (Dawson), Sharon Maier (Perry), Gerry Maier (Walt), Frankie (Tess) Maier and Neil (Michelle) Maier; her brother-in-law, Lyle Trimble; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Debbie was predeceased by: her husband, Edward; her father, Frank Maier; her sister, Helen Trimble; her nephew, Kevin Trimble.
The Funeral Mass for Debbie was held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm, conducted from St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, Lloydminster, Alberta with Fr. Antony Michael officiating.
The eulogy was presented by Anne Baillargeon.
Special music was provided by the Maier Girls.
The honorary pallbearers were Debbie’s nephews: Andre Baillargeon, Robert Baillargeon, Colin Baillargeon, Corey Maier, Steven Trimble and Jordon Maier.
The urn bearer was Jesse Clifford.
Interment was held at the Lloydminster City Cemetery, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.
Donations in memory of Debbie may be made to the Lori Craven Memorial Fund.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.

CARD OF THANKS
The family of Debbie Clifford would like to take
the time to thank everyone who offered prayers and condolences after the sudden passing of mother Debbie. We would also like to thank the following people. The Maier cousins for their beautiful singing at the funeral. To Father Antony Michael for conducting the service and the CWL for the wonderful lunch at the gathering following. Also to everyone who took time to attend the funeral, especially those who traveled. To everyone who stopped by our Grandmother’s house to drop off food for our whole family to enjoy, or who dropped off flowers, cards or gifts. Thank you to everyone who stopped by or called to offer hugs and sympathy, we appreciated
every single thoughtful gesture. On behalf of Debbie’s entire family we send our heartfelt thanks and appreciation; the kindness we experienced
during this terrible time with always be remembered.

Earl Douglas Durovick

Earl Douglas “Doug” Durovick passed away at the Lloydminster Hospital, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the age of 67 years.
Doug is survived by: his wife, Vera Durovick; his children, Lisa Durovick (Clint Gomersall), Colin Durovick (Carmen), Curtis Durovick, and Lauren (Mathew) Looy; his grandchildren, Nathaniel Coulson (Kenniston Korzenowski), Katelyn Coulson, Tristan Durovick, Ryanne Durovick and Amber Looy.
Doug was predeceased by Leroy Looy.
The funeral service for Doug was conducted from the Living Faith Tabernacle, Lloydminster, Alberta on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Tim Acey officiating.
The eulogy was presented by Lauren Looy.
The scripture readings were read by Nathaniel Coulson.
The processional was “A Love Without End, Amen” and recessional was “Go Rest High On The Mountain.”
The hymns were “In The Garden” and “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” accompanied by pianist, Daryl Amundrud.
The active pallbearers were: Colin Durovick, Curtis Durovick, Mathew Looy, Clint Gomersall, Katelyn Coulson and Nathaniel Coulson.
Interment will be held at the Lloydminster City Cemetery at a later date.
Donations in memory of Doug may be made to the Parkinson’s Association of Alberta or Charity of Choice.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.

CARD OF THANKS
We would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the Lloydminster Emergency Department for their valiant efforts to save Doug. A special thank you to Dr. Akerman, Doug’s family physician. Thank you to Pastor Tim Acey for officiating at the service, Daryl Amundrud for the music and Sam and Haidet Acey for running the sound system. To the WM Ladies who prepared the lunch, thank you. We had many compliments on the quality of the lunch.  Thank you McCaw Funeral Service. Glenn, your care, compassion, patience and guidance was overwhelming.
Thank you to our friends, relatives, neighbors and coworkers for the visits, phone calls, flowers, donations, cards and food brought to us. We appreciated your kindness and thoughtfulness.
Vera
Lisa, Clint, Nathaniel and Katelyn
Colin, Carmen, Tristan and Ryanne
Curtis
Lauren, Mathew and Amber

Francis James Mann

Francis “Frank” James Mann was born in Lloydminster to George “Pete” and Dorothy (Ogram) Mann. He was the youngest sibling to Evelyn and George. Frank often said he couldn’t have survived without his brother and his sister couldn’t have been more special to him. He later in life had the privilege of adding two more brothers Harold Jimmy and Dennis Olsen. He graduated from the Lloydminster Comprehensive High School in 1963. He spent his winters in the bush and returned home in the spring time to put his money into cattle on his beloved ranch.
It is safe to say that rodeo and the cowboy lifestyle ran deep within Frank. He entered his first rodeo at Lea Park at the age of 16 and walked away the Junior Bull Riding Champion. Summer weekends were then spent heading to rodeos to satisfy and feed his competitive nature. He rode bulls for over a decade and won money in every event rodeo offers. His passion and love for the sport made him a great rodeo judge. He knew the Canadian West well, traveling to rodeos all over our great country spanning even into Quebec as a well-respected judge. There are many cowboys out there today that have stories they share often about Frank, and some they just laugh about to themselves. He was an all-around cowboy and a good ol cowboy he remained throughout his entire life.
Everyone who knew and witnessed Frank and Candy together knew his deep love for “Mag”. Together they always were. They married July 20th, 1990 on the front steps of the home he passed in. Frank and Candy traveled the world together, whether it was playing polo in Argentina, swimming with dolphins in the Caribbean, walking hand in hand through the coliseum in Rome or just sharing in their afternoon naps together. After Frank passed, Candy was telling a house full of their closest family and friends that they had a bucket list together. Frank made sure every item on that list was covered for Candy and he made all her dreams come true.
Together they raised 4 children; Dusty, Colby, Jessie and Brue. Losing Dusty in 2004 was the hardest time in Frank and Candy’s life. Together, side by side, they endured the tragic loss and remained steadfast for their family
Frank took such pride in his children and who they became. He spent countless hours teaching each of the kids the values of everything from: hunting, trapping, and skinning to good sportsmanship. All the while, instilling kindness and respect.
Frank had a fierce love for his family and took his role of husband, father, grandfather and provider very seriously. Colby emulates each of these and it is evident in how he treats his own family with Diedre, Jaxson and Sawyer. There is nothing that Colby wouldn’t do for his wife and children. Candy once said, “If you see Frank in the tractor in minus 30 driving aimlessly in the field, you know he is with Jaxson.” Frank got so much joy from his grandchildren.
Most knew of Frank’s competitive nature and sportsmanlike attitude; these were non-negotiable in any arena. The entire family was well known for their four year run at the KVM Ranch Rodeo. He once grabbed Jess in the trailer before she was getting ready to win another round in the barrel racing, shaking her by the shoulders explaining, “This is just one of the best days of my life.” He had tabulated the score and knew they had, “Done it again!” Frank pulled ropes, cheered on the sidelines and was a teacher and mentor to many young men on the rodeo trail. People often describe Jess as happier for other people than for herself and that surely comes from Frank.
Brue or “Podge” as Frank called him exudes the Frank charm, charisma and social nature we all knew all too well. Brue and Kiara’s house is a steady stream of people stopping in for a visit, to share a beer and have a laugh. You always found a group of people huddled around Frank, hearing stories and just wanting to be around him. Brue is the same. The Mann Ranch has been in the family for over 100 years and Frank’s respect for his herd, horses and dogs and the ranching lifestyle is being carried forth by Brue and Kiara, alongside Candy.
Frank was a man of many talents and often described as a ‘jack of all trades’‘. He loved to golf and often opted to walk the course. Wow did he love to lace up a pair of skates. His love for hockey was unwavering. He spent many hours on the ice with the Shoulda Hadums and the Hillmond Hitmen described him as their biggest fan. There isn’t a person in the RM of Britannia that doesn’t know Frank as the ‘community hunter and trapper’ or as the ‘local vet’. His artistic talents are witnessed all over the Community and especially when you step foot on the Mann Ranch. Every building has a special touch. His most recent project was finishing a log garage he said was for Candy. You can tell every detail was finished with love.
Frank is survived by his loving wife and soulmate, Candy Mann, his children Colby and Diedre Mann and their two children Jaxson Dusty and Sawyer Rebecca, Jessie Mann, Brue Mann and his partner Kiara Stasiuk. Also his loving siblings, sister Eveleen and her husband Len Long, and their children Dorothy (Pete), Ron (partner, Noel) and Alan (partner, Jennifer), brother George and his wife Marilyn, and their children Merv (Ramona), Morgan (Leah), Melissa (Derek) and all their children, brothers Harold (Sherry) Jimmy and Dennis (Penny) Olsen. Sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dawn and Pat Harris and their family Regan (Amanda), Ryley (daughter, Brooke) and Hannah. Maureen and Tom MacInnis and their family Brodie, Aidan and Mairead, Dwayne and partner Ronda. His children, grandchildren, loving siblings, in-laws and all of their children were all so special to Frank. There isn’t a family member who doesn’t have a special place for him in their heart.
Frank is predeceased by his parents George and Dorothy, loving son Dusty, father and mother-in-law, Donnie and Ruth Detchon, and dear friend, Lee Coleman.

Thank you to Brett McCaw, Daria Hoegl and the entire staff of McCaw Funeral Services for your unconditional care and absolute compassion. The empathy, efforts, patience and kindness of Constable Ryan Reid, EMT’s, ambulance personnel, and First Responder, Twyla Thompson could not have been more appreciated.
Thank you to the following individuals who made Frank’s Celebration of Life so special: Officiant: Roger and Colleen Ogram; Tributes: Merv Mann, Morgan Mann, Heath MacDonald, Warren Callfas, Jerry Walker, Pat Harris Soloist: Yvette Barnett; Poetry Reading: Sherry Detchon; Drumming: Pipestone Creek Singers from Onion Lake and special thanks to the Whitstone family; Honorary Pallbearers: Colby MacDonald, Dave Roberton, Bruce Bryne, Shane Adamson, Bob Campbell, John Phipps, Dwayne Pillman, Jamie Huehnicen-Burzinski, Heath and Tracy MacDonald, Jerry and Brenda Walker, Rob and Ilene Lindsay, Warren and Debbie Callfas, Kurt and Heather Thompson, Rick and Roberta Wack
Also, the Lloydminster Exhibition did a great job of lunch and ensuring so many details were covered.
Frank’s family would sincerely like to thank everyone who extended their love and support. The Mann Ranch has been filled with many family and friends over the last month. The visits have meant so much and the food, stories, cards, flowers and donations will never be forgotten.

Our sincere thanks,
Candy, Colby, Diedre, Jaxson, Sawyer, Jessie, Brue, Kiara andFrank’s entire family