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Obituary – Anne Bankey [Smith]

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Anne Bankey [Smith] on Jan. 21, 2019. Anne had spent close to three months in hospital since Anne had fallen in October 2018, in which Anne required surgery. Anne…
Obituary – Arthur Albert Foulston

Arthur Albert Foulston passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 at the age of 92 years. Art was born on May 16, 1926. He was the fifth of 10 children born to Albert and Grace Foulston, growing up in Lilac,…
Obituary – Corine L’Heureux

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Corine L’Heureux, of St. Albert, Alta. on Jan. 2, 2019. Corine went to her final resting place with the Lord at the age of 97 years. She was born…
Obituary – June Ernesteen Williscroft

June Ernesteen Williscroft [nee Rich], a long-time resident of High Prairie, was born June 25, 1922, in Yakima, Washington to Ernest and Eldya Rich. She came to Canada when she was six years old. She passed away peacefully at J.B.…
Obituary – Louisa Parke

Louisa Parke was called home to be with the Lord and her husband on their 78th anniversary day Nov. 5, 2018. Louisa was born in Cabri, Sask. on May 4, 1921. When she was 12 years old her family moved…

Kathleen Elizabeth Randall was born on Oct. 17, 1917 and passed away on Nov. 8, 2018 at the age of 101 years. Kathleen was born in Carberry, MB, the first of five children. The family moved to High Prairie on…
Obituary – Judy Cecile Gladue

Judy Cecile Gladue was born Aug. 26, 1956 in Whitefish Lake, Alta. Whether known as Pie, Judy Pie, Mom, Aunty, Sister, and Kohkom or Nohkom, she will be greatly missed. Judy, a long-time resident of High Prairie, passed away peacefully…
Obituary – Elsie Clara [Zahacy] Ducharme

Elsie Clara Du- charme [nee Zahacy] – mother, grandmother, green thumb extraordinaire, sister, friend and mentor. Elsie passed away in loving company Sept. 21 at the age of 77, four months after suffering a stroke in her most beloved place:…
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…