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Obituary – Joseph Edward Strychalski

Joseph Edward Strychalski was born in New York, Ontario and lived in the High Prairie – Joussard area from May of 1989 until May of 2002 when he moved with his family to Fort McMurray. Joe worked various jobs while…
Obituary – Verna Jeanette Pearson

Verna [Chi-Girl] Jeanette Pearson was born at Stinking Lake, now known as Winagami Lake, on April 17, 1944. Verna was a lady who had a very strong faith in God. Verna was a hobby farmer and a camp cook. If…
Obituary – George Cameron Scott Parke

George Cameron Scott Parke was born on May 26, 1969 in High Prairie, Alberta. Chosen son of Marjorie and Bruce Parke. In 1973 the family moved to Creston, BC where Scott spent his early life. later he moved around throughout…
Obituary – Douglas Gerard Buchta obituary

It is with profound sadness and heavy heart that we announce the passing of Douglas Buchta. Doug passed away after a lengthly struggle with a rare blood cancer, including having endured a challenging stem cell/bone marrow transplant procedure. He is…
Obituary – Leslie Marie Jones

Leslie Marie Jones [nee Hodam] passed away suddenly in High Prairie, AB on June 16, 2018 at the age of 58 years. Leslie is survived by: her mother Marie Hodam and stepfather Tony Belli; husband Michael Jones; sons Steven and…
Obituary – Norman “Buzzie” Sidney Cunningham

Norman “Buzzie” Sidney Cunningham was born to mother Ivy and father Peter on April 6, 1939 in High Prairie. Norm passed away with his family at his side on April 14, 2018, one week after his 79th birthday. He is…
Obituary – Redford Arlidge

A long time resident of High Prairie, and Town of High Prairie employee for over 40 years, Redford “Reg” Arlidge, died June 30, 2018. He is survived by: his wife, Marjorie Forester; his five children, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.…
Obituary – Rodney Allen Stewart

Rodney Allen Stewart was born to James and Dorothy Stewart on March 2, 1945. He grew up in the small community of Little Smoky. In 1970, he met Phoebe along with her three children, Josetta, JoAnn and Allan, and they…
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…