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Obituary – John Litwin

John Litwin passed away in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 82 years with his children, Gailene and Brad, by his side. John was the fourth of eight children born to Anna and Fred Lytwyn of High Prairie. John was…
Obituary – Edith Rebecca Guild

Edith Rebecca Guild passed away peacefully at Points West Hospice on April 7, 2018 after battling lung cancer. Edie was born at Fort Pitt, Sask. The family, less the two oldest girls, Mae and June, moved to the High Prairie…
Obituary – Desmond [Dez] Lorencz

Desmond [Dez] Lorencz was born in Berywn, AB on Oct. 8, 1972. He passed away on April 2, 2018 at the age of 45 years. He is survived by: his loving wife Nikki; son Danyon; in-laws Dennis and Chuckie Hagel;…
Obituary – Lucienne Marie Jeanne Aubin

Lucienne Marie Jeanne Aubin of Girouxville, Alta., was laid to rest on Dec. 17, 2017 in the Girouxville cemetery following her Celebration of Life. She passed away suddenly in McLennan Hospital Dec. 12, 2017 at the age of 85 years.…
Beverley Anne DeWinter obituary

Beverley Anne DeWinter [nee Craine] passed away on March 11, 2018 at the age of 86 years, at the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre. Beverley was born July 16, 1931, in Lethbridge, to parents Jack Craine and Ellen Glambeck. After…
Obituary – Marie Christine Savill [Engen]

Marie Christine Savill, long-time resident of High Prairie, passed away on Feb. 7, 2018 at the age of 77 years. Marie was the youngest of two children born to Cassius and Mabel Engen, joining her older brother Glen. Marie grew…
Obituary – Alex Kushner

Alex Kushner, a lifetime resident of High Prairie and area, passed away Feb. 16, 2018 at the age of 84 years. Alex was the youngest of 10 children born to Nellie and Alexander Kushner. Both of his parents passed away…
Obituary – Merilyn Merle Ratcliffe

Merilyn Merle Ratcliffe passed away peacefully Jan. 1, 2018, at the High Prairie Hospital, after a seven-year battle with cancer. Merilyn Jefcoat was born a twin on July 18, 1945, in Enderby, B.C. She was raised in Enderby with her…
Obituary – René Gagnon

René Gagnon graduated from death to life on January 18, 2018 at age 70 René was born in McLennan, Alberta, to Alberta (Désfosses) and Paul Gagnon on April 28, 1947. Under their guidance he learned many important keys to life:…
Obituary – Marie Christine Savill

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Marie Christine Savill, following a brief illness. The family would like to thank Dr. Robin Laughlin for over 40 years of professional care and…
Obituary – Yvonne L. Savill [nee Lizee]

It is with great sadness that we, her grateful and loving family, announce the passing of Yvonne Savill. Yvonne passed away peacefully on Jan. 31, 2018 at age 76 after a courageous battle with cancer. Yvonne leaves to mourn her…
Obituary – Peter Patrick L’Hirondelle

Peter Patrick L’Hirondelle was born on May 14, 1943 to Roy and Violet in High Prairie and was the third oldest of 10 children. Peter met his wife Annabelle in East Prairie at his Uncle Eddie’s home in 1962. Three…
Obituary – Sirgey Szybunia

Sirgey Szybunia passed away peacefully on Jan. 1, 2018 at the age of 89 years in High Prairie. He was born in Brest, Belarus on April 15, 1928. He is survived by his daughters Christianna [Bryan] and Anna [Andrew], grandchildren…
Obituary – Chester Alan [Chet] Perry

Chester Alan [Chet] Perry died in the early hours of Thursday, Jan. 11, aged 73, after a year-long fight with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his bride, of 52 years, Carol; his daughters Audrey [Sean] and Tara [Jeremy]; his…
Obituary – Oskar Nock

Oskar Nock passed away peacefully in his sleep at a care home in Red Deer on Dec. 9, 2017, at the age of 94 years, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. A long-time resident of High Prairie and Slave…
Obituary – Victoria [Vicky] Mazurek

Our mother was born on Sept. 25, 1933 at home on the family farm in Ispas, Alta., which is located 20 miles northeast of Two Hills. She was the eighth child and the seventh consecutive daughter for her parents, Nicholas…