Peter John Ross

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04 August 1942 – 11 February 2024

The Ross family sadly announces the passing of Peter on Sunday, February 11, 2024, at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton. For months, Peter wanted to leave his earthly tent and go on to his spiritual dwelling. The weakness of his body was frustrating to him and he is happy to be free of it. Peter will be missed but we know that he is a much better place, free from what bound him.

Peter had a full life of serving others. He worked at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital as a practical nurse and as an orthopedic technician. At the University of Alberta Hospital and Karl Hager Limb and Brace he served amputees and those with knee
injuries. Before retiring, he owned a deli in Kenora, Ontario and a sausage shop in the Allendale community in Edmonton.

Peter served God by service to others. He loved people and was willing to listen and
encourage. He did mission work in Cambodia and loved the Khmer people.

Peter is survived his wife of 60 years, Linda; son Michael (Colleen), their children Jessica, Owen & Evan; daughter Miranda (Bernie Weidemann), her children Jackson (Lindsey Wilson), Olivia & Deborah Crone; and great-grandchildren Cohen & Elyse. He leaves his brother Doug, sisters Susan, Deborah & Bonnie; his brothers-in-law Harold, Arnold (Kathy) & Harvey (Joan) Johnson and Graham (Helen) McIvor; his sisters-in-law Myra (Danny) & Raili (Howard) Dodd. He also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces & great-nephews as well as extensive his church family.

Peter’s memorial will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Edmonton Church of Christ, 13015 116 Avenue NW, Edmonton. Please click here to view the service online.

Internment will follow at a later date in Finland, Ontario.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Edmonton Central Church of Christ marked for the “Cambodia Mission Fund”.

John “Jack” Clark

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We are sad to announce the passing of John (Jack) Clarke of Edmonton. Jack passed away peacefully in his sleep at age 87 on February 11, 2024 after a battle with lymphoma.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Jean; his children Jim and Joanne (Garry); and grandchildren Madison (Jesse), Mackenzie, and Mikayla.

Jack was surrounded by his family and friends during his last few weeks. He lived a full and inspiring life, and his death is a major loss to all who knew him. A celebration of life will be held this spring with close family and friends.

Reginald Edgar Fidgeon

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It is with great sadness that the family of Reginald Edgar Fidgeon announces his death on February 9, 2024 in Edmonton, Alberta. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer 4.5 months ago. Reg was together with family at the time of his passing.

He will be lovingly remembered and profoundly missed by his wife, Dawne; sister, Lynn; brother Kim and his partner Gayle, as well as many other family and friends.

Reg was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. His 50+ year career was spent in the construction industry. His strong work ethics were modelled in the family business. After that business closed its doors, he became co-owner of a company in Edmonton that he eventually retired from … and dedicated his retirement days to golfing.

The family wishes to say a special thank you to all the medical professionals (too many to name) who supported Reg throughout his journey, for their respect, care and compassion shown to both Reg and Dawne.

There will be a private, family interment held to honor this wonderful man.

When we lose somebody we love, we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind.

Gerald (Gerry) Henry Gobeil

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It is with great sadness that we share with you that Gerry (Gerald) Gobeil passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on Saturday February 17th, 2024.

He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his 5 children, Kathy (Neil), Tina, Lance (Nicki), Lloyd (Kim) and Ardis (Tim), his 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He has gone to join the love of his life, his late wife Sherry, who predeceased him in February 2022.

He was predeceased by his brother Claude.

He will be fondly remembered by his brother Ron, sister in law Pat, his nieces and
nephews and extended family.

He will be dearly missed by long time friend, Mona.

Bertram Allen Erno

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The family of Barry Erno are saddened to announce the passing of their dear brother Barry on February 3rd 2024.

Barry lived his life with zest and happiness. He was a big Edmonton Oilers fan and he loved the WWE. He also loved all kinds of space movies, especially Star Wars.

Anyone who knew Barry loved him dearly and appreciated his sweet unassuming nature.

He is survived by his three big brothers; Mitchell of Grande Prairie; David of Edmonton; Dean of Teepee Creek; three nephews, Kevin, Trevor and Spencer; two nieces Maria and Dorothy; 14 great nieces and nephews and 3 great great nieces and nephews.

Barry was predeceased by his father Eldon Erno in 1977 and his mother Lorna Erno in 2022

The family is in total gratitude of the care Skills society provided Barry all throughout his adult life, and in particular Charel and her colleagues at Kiwanis Place who loved and cared for Barry during in his final days.

A private family burial will be held summer 2024 at the Teepee Creek cemetery. A
celebration of life will be held at Kiwanis Place for caregivers and family in Edmonton..TBA

Simone Sillye (Aubin, nee Verret)

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October 4, 1932 – February 15, 2024

Simone Sillye, born Simone Verret, peacefully departed this world at the age of 91, leaving behind a legacy of love, warmth, and cherished memories. Born alongside her twin sister Jeanne on October 4, 1932, in Quebec, into a family of nine siblings,
surrounded by the love and laughter of two brothers and six sisters.

In her youth, Simone embarked on a journey that would shape the course of her life. Moving with her family to Falher, Alberta, she encountered Roger Aubin, the man who would become her beloved husband. Their love story intertwined with Jeanne’s, as Roger’s cousin Marcel Aubin joined them in a double wedding ceremony, forging bonds between families that would endure through generations, creating a tapestry of shared memories and cherished moments.

Simone’s heart overflowed with love for her family, and she dedicated herself
wholeheartedly to caring for them. Whether through her delicious baked goods that filled her home with warmth and sweetness or through the joyous camping trips and
fishing expeditions that brought laughter and adventure, she showered her loved ones with affection and joy.

Those who were fortunate enough to know Simone will fondly remember her for the warmth and kindness that radiated from her, her infectious smile, and her easy laughter that could brighten even the darkest of days. She embraced life with a youthful spirit,
living by the mantra, “You are only as old as you feel,” and she never failed to inject a bit of mischief and fun into gatherings with her beloved sisters and brothers.

Simone leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter, survived by her sons Michel Aubin, Denis Aubin (Jody), and Robert Aubin (Anita), nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is reunited with her husband Roger, her second husband Joseph Sillye, her son Andre Aubin and grandsons Christopher Aubin and Jeremy Aubin. Her memory will continue to live on in the hearts of all who knew her.

In honoring Simone’s life, let us remember her with joy and gratitude for the love she shared, the laughter she brought, and the indelible mark she left on our lives. As we bid farewell to this remarkable woman, may her spirit live on in the cherished memories we hold dear. Rest in peace, dear Simone, knowing that you are loved beyond measure and will be deeply missed.

Lionel Gerald Milette

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It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Lionel Gerald Milette, a beloved husband, devoted father and grandfather, and treasured friend.

Lionel passed away February 8, 2024, at the University of Alberta Hospital after facing complications from a stroke. He was
predeceased by his father Alexandre Milette, mother Egédiasse (née Giasson), and older brothers Octave, Raymond, Roger and Gerry. Lionel leaves behind his devoted wife Diane (née Laskiwski) of 45 years, and their children Matthew (Marisha), Nicholas (Keshia) and Katrina, grandchildren Nathalie, Luc and Alice. He is also survived by sisters Amanda and Cecile, brothers Arthur (Eva) and David (Henrie), and sisters-in-law Lorraine and Claire, as well as numerous extended family.

Born on August 27, 1947, in Winnipeg, MB, Lionel lived a life full of vitality, purpose and kindness. He will be fondly remembered for his 30 years of service with the City of Edmonton Fire Department, his work ethic, love for hunting and the great outdoors, his energy, zest for life and dedication to his family. In this time of loss, we find solace in the cherished memories Lionel leaves behind, and may his spirit continue to inspire and uplift us. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Roger Yao and Dr. Brian Rowe at the U of A Hospital for their support and guidance in Lionel’s care.

A funeral service to honor Lionel’s memory will take place on Saturday March 9, 2024, at 11:00 am at St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Parish, located at 7508 29 Avenue NW, Edmonton AB with Father Jim Corrigan officiating, followed by a luncheon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Northern Alberta, www.sbhana.org

Madeleine Marie Gabrielle Klaassen

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“Lynne” (Madeleine Marie Gabrielle) Klaassen was born May 21, 1945 and passed away peacefully on February 2, 2024 at Grey Nuns Hospital, Edmonton AB. Born in Montreal, the daughter of a Serviceman, lived in Halifax, Winnipeg, and Brandon, before settling as an adult in Sherwood Park, AB where she lived for the majority of forty years.

Lynne was predeceased by her parents, Russell Edwardson and Madeleine Whalley; and brother Bobby Edwardson. She is survived by her loving partner Deane Malloy; her daughters Colleen Klaassen, Karen (Todd) Hadley, Diana Klaassen; grandchildren, Aaron, Jamie, Brandon, Samuel, Max, Zac; and great-grandchildren Tori and Hunter. Lynne is also survived by her siblings Diane (Philip) Craig, Barbara (Steve) Paras, June (Vern) Klaassen, Louise (Ken) Jones, and James (Linda) Edwardson, as well as many special nieces and nephews.

While raising three small children, Lynne put herself through school and had a short career with the Provincial Government. She went on to open her beloved “Village Pizza” restaurant, where anyone who visited were treated as family. Lynne was a fervent sports buff, and enjoyed cheering on her favorites in curling, figure skating, and hockey – and was a long-time supporter of the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Team.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (Every Kid Deserves a Shot initiative).

Lisa Jill Lohr

image000000.jpegIt is with heavy hearts that the family of Lisa Lohr announce the peaceful passing of their wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunty after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at the much too young age of 49 years.

Lisa will always be loved and missed by her family, husband of 28 years, Lee; three children, Cheyenne Leigh, Kyle Logan and Jayson Cody; two
grandchildren, Ryder James Carriere and Freya Mae Carriere ; parents, Logan and Birdie McLaughlin; brother, Steven Anthony McLaughlin ; sister-in-law, Michelle Garza McLaughlin; nephews Nick Garza, RJ Garza, Brandon McLaughlin, and Mathew McLaughlin; as well as extended family and friends in United States and Canada.

Keeping with Lisa’s and her family’s wishes, cremation will take place. Family and friends will come together to Celebrate Lisa’s Life on Saturday, February 24th at 3:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Centre in Spruce Grove.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lisa’s name may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

Honor Deborah Byrne

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Honor Byrne peacefully passed away at her home with family by her side. Honor was born in Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Eventually, immigrated and settled in Edmonton with her husband Tony and children. Honor was passionate, hardworking, filled with kindness and had an amazing devotion to fun and enjoyment for living. Her courage and her vigor is an inspiration to us all.

Look around your garden Lord
And when she turns and smiles
Put your arms around her
And hold her for awhile

Funeral Mass
Thursday, Feb. 15th @ 11:00 am
Resurrection Catholic Church, 10555 – 50a Street NW

Reception after Mass @ Fleisch + the Bar, 8210 – 106th Avenue NW