Wilfred Richard Drewniak

Wilfred will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his children: Celeste, Sheena (Travis) and Dean.
Grandchildren: (who he adored) Elise, Jeffrey, Stephen and Icy. Brother Tom, numerous nieces and nephews. And many close friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Olga Drewniak. Wife Louise, son Les, brothers John, Fred, George, sisters Grace and Francis.

Les Lee Drewniak


Les was a fun loving person. His smile lit up any room. He passed away very suddenly at 39 years young.
He will be missed forever by his family and friends.

Helen Marie Lambert

Remembering Helen

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Helen Marie Lambert (nee Greftegreff), of Edmonton, Alberta. Helen passed away on June 17, 2024, at the age of 75, leaving behind a legacy of love, friendship, and wonderful memories. Helen was born on January 14, 1949, in High River, Alberta, grew up on a farm near Cayley, Alberta, and earned a Bachelor of Education at U of C. She was the youngest of three children. Helen is predeceased by her parents, her sister Marilyn Greftegreff, and her brother-in-law Jack Murdoch.

Helen worked hard all her life. Her warm smile and kindness made her a cherished friend to many. She was not only a kind and compassionate caregiver to her family, but also to the residents she assisted at Winnifred Stewart Association, and had a way of making everyone feel welcome and loved. She cherished the lasting friendships she made there during her tenure. She had a heart full of compassion and a selfless nature.

When you think of Helen from time to time, remember her love of nature and gardening, her love of pets and animals, and her love of music and love of singing – especially musicals.

A celebration of Life will be held in Edmonton August 24, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rundle Park, Site #3.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Helen can be made to Winnifred Stewart Association – https://www.winnifredstewart.com/donations

She will be greatly missed.

Edmont Gordon Breitkreutz


It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather (Edmont) Gordon Breitkreutz, born February 13, 1938 in Edmonton Alberta. Gordon was predeceased by his parents Rudolph and Hulda Breitkreutz and infant sister Bernadine.

He will be dearly missed by his wife of 50 years Maureen (Ford), daughter Colleen Collar (Ian), son Jeff Breitkreutz (Irene), daughter Shauna Breitkreutz (Jeremy), brother Ron (Lorna), sister Audrey Kotke (Heinz), brother Eric (Judy). Grandchildren Ashleigh Pollock (Mike), Amber Laska (Christa), Katie Collar (Emmanuel), Alicia Trottier (Luke), Morgan Breitkreutz, Nic Collar (Meghan), Ryan Breitkreutz (Alyssa), Akai Breitkreutz (Grace) and great grandchildren Arizona and Oakley Laska. Also numerous nieces and nephews, friends and colleagues.

Gordy, a U of A alumni and past member of the Golden Bears Hockey team, hockey continued to play an important role in his life as he played into his senior years with the Old Timers Hockey League. He was proud to teach at Strathcona Composite High School for 35 years. As a Math Teacher, Department Head of Physical Education and Football Coach he made a profound impact on the lives of many students and athletes.

Family was of the utmost importance to him and he was extremely proud of his. His legacy is apparent in the sheer amount of love present within his. Gord also always made a point to stay connected with past colleagues and friends. Gord was very loved, respected, valued and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

A Memorial will be held in his honour at the Breitkreutz Farm September 14, 2024 at 2:00 pm.

Anthony (Tony) Oliver Broadhead


BROADHEAD – Anthony (Tony) Oliver
March 13, 1958 – June 8, 2024

We are sad to announce the passing of our dear brother Tony, in Edmonton, Alberta on June 8th, 2024.
He demonstrated strength and resilience, making his own choices – mischievously and with laughter when possible.
Our brother was a very talented, resourceful artist using whatever materials were available to express his creativity. His diverse range of skills, from writing stories and poetry to drawing and carving, has left an ever-lasting legacy. His commitment to living life on his own terms while marching to the beat of his own drum has infused his art with his unique and authentic spirit.
Tony was a deep thinker and frequented the Edmonton Public Libraries often.
His cherished phone calls were a source of joy and connection, filling our days with hot topics and laughter. Tony will live on in our memories as we recollect his many stories and twisted sense of humor.
He was predeceased by our mother, Elsie, brothers Alvin (Buggs), Harvey and Glen. He is already missed by his many remaining family members.
Tony believed in helping others. Let’s all do something to brighten someone else’s day in his honor, he would appreciate that.
As Tony wished, cremation has taken place. A private campfire celebration of memories will be set for a later date.
“Slowly so slowly
i close these eyes
and easily i slide
into a new day so wide
i can see forever sunny skies”
T.O.B – Sept 29 1983

Robert “Bob” Chartier


The family of Robert “Bob” Chartier announce his passing on Sunday, June 9, 2024 at the age of 74 years.
He is survived by his sons, Dale and Brian (Rachel); four granddaughters, Daphne (Jacob), Cassie, Daelyn and Mira; 2 great granddaughters, as well as extended family and friends.
Bob was predeceased by his wife, Marg.
Cremation to take place and a family time to remember Bob will be held at a later date.

Linda Elizabeth Propp


We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Linda Anderson – Propp on June 02, 2024. She leaves behind a huge hole in the hearts of her family and friends, who will miss her passion, intelligence and quick wit.
She was predeceased by her parents James (Jim) and Annie (Nan) Anderson.
Linda leaves behind her husband Rob, brother Colin, sister in- law Rena, mother-in-law Joyce, sister -in-laws Lori (Andy), Lynn (Bob), brothers-in-law Bruce (Tess), Mark, nephews Kyle (Alexis), Kurtis (Laurie), Erik, Matthew (Ginny), Spencer and nieces Megan (James), Chelsey (Justin) and Jenna.
Linda was born in Calgary March 16, 1959, to Nan and James Anderson. The family relocated in April of 1959 to Edmonton where she grew up. Linda was always an Edmontonian at heart and a lifelong supporter of the Oilers. The family were members of the Scottish Society where she learned to curl, studied tap dancing and was an avid reader. She was an honours student, attending Queen Elizabeth Composite High School and then graduating from the University of Alberta with a B.Comm. She articled as a Chartered Accountant with an Edmonton firm, passing the uniform final exam in 1983, and in April 2024 received her forty-year pin.
She loved camping and traveling, whether it was to Yellowknife to visit Colin, Rena and the boys, Angkor Wat or Radium Hot Springs. Living and working in Whitehorse for several years enhanced her love of nature. She was always ‘ready to go’ and valued Rob’s expertise in servicing, packing and navigating their trailers. She often shared funny stories about getting into tight spots at campgrounds and was in awe of Rob’s ability to back out of the most challenging places.
Dogs and a love of dogs were a big part of Linda’s life. Max, a Cocker Spaniel was the first to join the household in Whitehorse, followed by Piper a Standard Poodle who brought Linda into the dog world of competition and training and finally Portuguese Water Dogs which added water work training to the list. Moving back to Alberta she became a member of the Alberta Portuguese Water Dog Club. She loved rally and obedience in Canadian Kennel Club, American Kennel Club, and Canadian Rally Organization and excelled in every dog sport she put her mind to, from scent detection to parkour. Her passion for Water Work was unparalleled, both for her own dogs and for supporting those with an interest.
Her devotion to her beautiful companions was undoubtedly a reciprocal relationship – they gave her as much love as she gave them. She had a very special love for puppies – watching litters grow, and always eager to lend a helping hand in puppy grooming. Linda taught us all so much about dogs, from training and grooming to the benefits of diatomaceous soil and chicken wing ‘treats’.
Linda was not only a cherished member but a strong supporter of the dog community. Her quick wit, self-declared Type A personality, and attention to detail made her an asset to clubs. These were the same characteristics that made her an invaluable member of the Wilde Advisory Group for fifteen years. Her laughter and fun-loving spirit was always present even when she could be dealing with the seriousness of a complex accounting or tax matter.
Linda had a heart of gold, and although a rather serious person, loved to laugh, mentor and lend a hand whenever she could. The firm depended on her to ‘keep them safe’ from an accounting standards perspective, and she was the go-to expert on all things CPA handbook. Although students may have felt elevated anxiety when Linda asked to have a chat, they always left her office a bit wiser and grateful for her mentorship. Many students upon passing their exams or leaving the office expressed gratitude for all her help, even though sometimes it felt like tough love.
Linda had a deep inner wisdom that was admirable. She very deliberately and graciously ‘retired’ at a relatively young age to truly live a full life. Of course this gave her more time with her dogs, however, she was very happy to enjoy more time with Rob on their world travels and planning their next adventure. She remained always willing to help anyone with travel advice and inspired others to cruise and see the world.
In recent years, Linda attention to detail was much valued by The Shoebox Project, the Edmonton chapter collected thousands of gift boxes to give to women living in shelters so they could have a Christmas gift.
Linda was a remarkable friend and was very diligent about staying connected. In life it is easy to drift apart, however, her regular trips to Vegreville and Edmonton for lunch and catch-up visits demonstrated the value she placed on life-long friendships. This April she made sure to connect with her Wilde friends before heading out to the UK on what would be her last voyage. She has left her (paw) print on many hearts and will be joyfully remembered.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Alberta Lung Association in Linda’s memory. https://ablung.ca/give-back/donate/

Shirley Anne Belcourt


On May 29, 2024 our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away peacefully at the age of 88. She leaves to mourn her children, Dawn, Dean, Colleen, and Lloyd Jr, granddaughters Jill, Jordanna, Kristen, Kaylee, Breanna, Terra, Tanis, and Jayme, grandsons Lance and Sean, and several great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd and daughter Denise.

Shirley Anne Belcourt (Barker), born December 19 1935 in Toronto, Ontario, was the sole child of Maybelle Rob and Harold Barker. She was raised by her mother. When she was just 3 years old, they moved to Winnipeg where she would go on to meet and marry Lloyd Belcourt. There they had five children prior to moving the family to Montreal before eventually returning to Edmonton, the birthplace of her husband Lloyd.

Shirley was an easy-going, kind, beautiful soul who you could call or drop by anytime to have a laugh. Her quick wit and joyful nature will be deeply missed; she was a pillar and strong unifying force for our busy family. She was integral in raising not only her own children but many of her grandchildren. Shirley was always a shining ray in the lives of her kids and grandkids. Amongst us learning the ‘golden rule’ or how to share, she was always the calm collected mediator, happy to teach and guide us. She taught us all many important qualities, like how to chat and make others feel welcome, and the importance of giving your time to others. She even imparted her sense of style– at heart she was a fashionista and loved style and interior design.

In her final days, she shared her hope that we would “stay happy”. She added so much joy and happiness to our lives, and a strong sense of togetherness. We will always remember her and love her for her many patient hours spent guiding each of us. She will be deeply missed.

Richard William Pearson


Richard William Pearson passed away on Saturday, June 8th, 2024. He is survived by his mother, Geraldine Gaudet (Yetman), his brothers and sisters, Christine Pearson, Lional Pearson, Douglas Pearson, Kathy Johnson, Donald Pearson, and Tara Gaudet, as well as all of his nieces and nephews.

Richard was well loved by all who knew him, family and friends alike. He was generous, kind and helpful to anyone who was important to him. He had a mischievous and playful demeanour, and he always loved a good joke, especially when it was at your expense. A “character builder” until the end.
Richard had a huge impact on every life he touched. He would give you the shirt off his back if he could, and he was always there for anyone, even if it was just to lend an ear. He would also talk yours off at length, usually reminiscing about the wonderful times and experiences we all shared with this lovely man.

Richard’s sense of family was above reproach. Not only would he regularly keep in contact with everyone in his life, but he would actively attempt to keep others in touch with each other, even if it was just to catch up. He would randomly call someone from the family and hand you the phone, just to keep us all connected, if only for a brief moment.
There was a spontaneity to Richard. He would randomly choose an activity and say, “Let’s go.”, usually to a movie, or just out to grab a meal. Whatever the activity, you knew it was going to be a good time. Even the most mundane tasks were elevated simply by his presence.
Richard was a force. His energy levels could elevate those around him, and he was more than happy to lend it out. He could be extremely stubborn and absolute in his ways, but it was a part of who he was, and it was never ill intended.
His close friends will remember him in exactly the same manner, because Richard was never anything less than genuine, and he applied the same care and consideration to those closest to him, treating them just like family.
Know and understand that Richard loved you all, family and friends alike. You would be hard-pressed to find a man with a bigger heart.
Rest in peace Richard, we love you deeply. Your mark has been left on us all, and you will never be forgotten.

V. Lorne Phillips


Our father V. Lorne Phillips has passed away in Edmonton on 4 Jun, 2024 at the age of 83.

He was born in High River Alberta. Dad met our Mom (Maureen) in the 50’s. He spent some time time in the Air Force working as a photo technician. One of his tours was with 407 Squadron in Comox British Columbia. He was responsible for processing images taken in support of Cold War long range patrol missions on aircraft patrolling Canada’s coastline and the Pacific ocean.

After his time in the Airforce, Dad returned to Edmonton and began working for his father in the family business. He married Mom in 1961 and began doing day to day senior leadership roles.

The companies operations were in all places remote (where our family resided) and ending up in Slave Lake when only cutlines a “goat roads” existed North of that town.

The company was eventually dissolved and our family returned to Edmonton when he joined the Edmonton Fire Department in 1970 and he served 25 years, primarily in South Edmonton ending his career as a Captain.

He enjoyed long annual vacations to Honolulu in Hawaii. He would spend weeks each year there decompressing and enjoying his daily swims in the ocean. Mom passed in 2012 and Dad continued that activity to the end.

Dad is survived by his sons Roy (Marla) and Glenn (Lizanne), 4 grandchildren (Raelee, Blaine, Jessica and Morgan,) a vast number of brothers & sisters in law along with nieces & nephews.

Cremation has taken place. At Dad’s direction, there will be no memorial service or funeral.