Sharon Anne Gillis

Sharon passed away on October 19, 2023 surrounded by her daughters and favourite child, her son in law Ryan. She had a great sense of humour, which she maintained to her final moments. Mom lived life on her own terms, and often shared her signature
catchphrase DILLIGAF.

Sharon was born in Massachusetts and moved to Nova Scotia after graduation. She later moved to Alberta, and spent several years grandmothering her grandsons and instilling in them a love of sports which stemmed from her passion for baseball. She loved to spend time with her daughters and her friends who were like family. Some of her fondest
memories were camping and playing dice. Those that knew Mom, knew how much she loved babies and how thrilled she was as more grandchildren come along. At the time of her passing she was blessed to have 7 beloved grandchildren.

Sharon said she lived a good life and she wanted everyone to smile up to her final
moments. So if you’re drinking a warm Coors Lite or watching the Blue Jays, cheers Sharon.

Calvin “POPS” Earnshaw


Cal “POPS” Earnshaw
September 12, 1957 – October 25, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cal Earnshaw at the age of 66 in Edmonton , AB.

Cal is predeceased by his Martha Earnshaw (Mom), Carol Raketti (Sister), Brian Ernest (Brother), and Dwayne Raketti (Possible).

Survived by his three children Chad, Brady, and Alyssa; two beautiful grandsons Brylan and Bradyn; and nephews Brennan, Byron, and Barry; as well as numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Cal was a big part of the community through years of coaching soccer and hockey in Edmonton. Cal impacted a lot of lives through sports and often left a lasting impression . Pops loved his Boston bruins and New England Patriots. He was well travelled and loved taking numerous trips to Boston to watch his teams. Pops always enjoyed watching his sports and socializing at the Corner with his friends. Pops will be missed by many.

Shirley Welsh


It is with heartfelt sorrow that we share the passing of Shirley Welsh (nee Wong) on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the age of 74.

Shirley is survived by her husband Jim and son Ryan; sisters Annie (Paul); Mayo Sullivan; Sherry (Neil); Gwen (John); Lily; Frances (Grant); Grace (Robert); and Michelle (Dave); her brother Dinu; and many nieces and nephews.

Shirley is pre-deceased by her parents Gim Shu and Henry, and her brother-in-law Barry.

Born in Canton, China, Shirley enjoyed cooking, working on jigsaw puzzles, gardening,
attending family gatherings, and socializing with people. She loved to travel, and was also the queen of the Housewares Department at The Bay.

Shirley’s biggest love was her son Ryan, and her husband Jim.

Shirley spent her last several years working at Costco and Save-On Foods, preparing and demonstrating a variety of food products.

A Memorial Service will be held on November 8th, 2023, at Glen Allen Recreation Centre, 199 Georgian Way, Sherwood Park, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Robert Gordon Miller


It is in the deepest sorrow that the Miller family announces the sudden, unexpected passing of Robert Gordon Miller on Oct 16th, 2023 of pneumonia.

Robert will be loving remembered by his parents, Jim and Liz Miller of Sherwood Park, AB; his brother Leigh Miller of Canmore, AB; his God Parents Aunt Gloria Cole of St. Paul, AB and uncle Evan Miller of Florida; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Rob was predeceased by his Dido and Baba, Paul and Mary Samoil; Grandpa and Grandma, Lee and Helen Miller; and his cousin Suzann Yakimchuk.

Robert was born October 18, 1964, in Edmonton at the University of Alberta Hospital. He lived with his family in Sherwood Park and on an acreage in the Adrossan area before making his own home in Sherwood Park. Robert attended schools in Sherwood Park and was active in many team sports in the school and the community such as badminton, volleyball, football and all intermural sports.

After graduation from Sal Comp, Rob completed his BSC at the U of A and attained his CMA with distinction through Grant MacEwan. Rob worked for the CRA as an International Tax auditor for over 25 years. Rob’s favorite past times were skiing, golfing, and loved his many trips to Cuba. Rob will be remembered for his ultimate dedication to his family and friends. He is greatly loved and missed.

A Celebration of Rob’s life will be held on November 4th, 2023 from 1pm to 4 pm at the Northern Bear Golf Course located at 51055 Range Rd 222, Sherwood Park AB, T8C 1J6. During the Celebration of Life there will be many opportunities for everyone to share stories and memories of Rob. The family requests that masks be worn and sanitizer will be provided at the entrance. In lieu of flowers; please consider signing your organ donor card as this was very important to Rob.

All condolences and memories can be sent to the family through the following website

Laura Olive Sanborn


SANBORN, Laura Olive (November 3, 1920 – October 20, 2023)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Laura Olive Sanborn on October 20, 2023, two weeks before her 103rd birthday.

Laura was predeceased by her husband Jack, and son Wayne. She will be deeply missed by her son Greg, and his children Caitlin, Jonathan and Emma (Philip); and her daughter Holly (Miles), and their children Chris (Natasha), Craig (Melissa), and Cory (fiancée Sarah). Laura had five adorable Great-grandchildren (Sam, Ben, Brynlee, Jessie and Madi), who were her pride and joy, and always brought a smile to her face. Laura was born in Rossington, Alberta, but was raised in Manola, Alberta with her three sisters and one brother.

As a young girl, she rode to and from her one room schoolhouse on horseback, and helped out in her parents’ “Red and White” store in her spare time. After finishing school she moved to Edmonton, where she was trained and worked as an x-ray technician in a local clinic. In 1948, she married her husband Jack, and devoted her time to raising her family. In 1981 they decided to make their home in Alberta Beach, where they both made many new friends, and Laura had lived there ever since.

Laura and Jack spent many winters in Indio, California, where Laura loved to golf and spend time with their many friends in the Palm Springs area. She was always a gracious host to kids and grandkids who would escape the Alberta winter to spend time with her and Jack in Indio. Her summers were spent golfing with the ladies at Alberta Beach, gardening, going for walks, and going for boat rides with her grandchildren. She also loved Saturday night cards (with a sip of liqueur), knitting, crosswords, word puzzles, and most of all being outside in the fresh air “people watching”. We will all miss her dearly, but know that she will definitely be watching over us from above!

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Laura’s name to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

The family will be holding a private celebration of Laura’s life. If you happen to be sipping a liqueur on a Saturday night, why not raise a glass to Laura.

James Al Windsor


Windsor, James
November 23, 1947-September 25, 2023

James Al (Jim) Windsor, (75), passed away, peacefully in hospice, on September 25th, 2023.

Our Dad, Husband, Grandpa Hobbit, and “Unc.” was a brilliant, kind man and lifelong learner. Throughout his life, he was passionate about whatever he did. His sense of
adventure took him hiking through mountains, hang-gliding, skinny dipping in mountain streams, and repelling off cliffs and bridges. He will be remembered for his love of birds, nature and all living creatures – even the porcupines, as long as they were not eating his trees.

He was one of the hardest working people we knew – shovelling snow for the whole block, looking after family members, writing computer programs, and studying calculus “for fun.” He created miles of trails and lookout spots at his favorite place – otherwise known as, “The Sand Farm.” He could take anything apart and put it back together in the dark, as long as you could hold the flashlight long enough. He had a tremendous sense of humour, making up funny nicknames for loved ones, and using phrases like, “We’re off like a turd of hurdles.” He laughed like a donkey.

Jim is survived by his wife Shirley Windsor and daughters Bobbi (Stefano) Francescut and Cori (Marc) Tremblay, as well as grandchildren Simon, Marcus, Madeline and Phoenix. He is also survived by his sister Judy Windsor, niece Candy Retson, and nephew Robert Calvert. Jim was predeceased by his parents Robert (Bob) Windsor and Emily Rose (Becky) Jorgensen, and his brother John Windsor.

As per his wishes, a small, intimate celebration of his life will take place in the spring of 2024, in his favorite place, surrounded by birds, wildflowers and trees. In lieu of other tributes, a donation can be made to Pilgrims Hospice. He would also love to know that you will feed the birds and think of him.

Johanna Gladys Bowles

Ms. Bowles

Passed peacefully away on October 15th at the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Johanna (Gladys) Bowles, aged 64 years. Gladys was born on July 19th, 1959, in Burgeo, NL to
parents Wallace and Julia MacDonald. She was raised in Francois, NL, a place very dear to her heart and lived there until she
relocated to Ramea, NL. It was there she welcomed her daughter, best friend, pride and joy Carolyn. They lived in Ramea until 1999 when they moved to Port Au Port East, NL.

Gladys was a very loving, kind-hearted woman who adored her family. She would always light up the room with her free spirit and had a smile for everyone she met. Her passion was cooking, baking and being in the kitchen, any visitors she had were guaranteed to leave with a full stomach and some treats for the road. But, above all, she was a woman of pure strength and determination. She began travelling to Fort McMurray in 2011,
working a camp rotation with SNC and was away from home several months at a time. While there she made friendships, created memories and worked towards a life she
always wanted. She was due to retire this December.

Gladys was predeceased by her parents, Wallace and Julia; parents-in-law Eric and Martha Jane Bowles; Brother Garland; Brother-in-Law Harold; Nephew Kevin and her beloved dog Maggie.

Left with fond and loving memories are her daughter, Carolyn, Sisters, Evelyn (George), Minnie (Jesse), Sharon (Jerry), Elaine (Sid), Beulah (Kevin), Connie (George); Brothers, Wallace (Bonnie), Robert (Diane); Carolyn’s Father, Guy (Barbara); Brother-in-Law Sandy (Irene); Sisters-in-Law Barbara (Thomas), Frances (Michael) and Georgina. Gladys also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, her girl Sara (niece) as well as great nieces and nephews who call her Gammy and her precious dog Mia.

We would like to thank the ICU staff for the amazing care and compassion shown to Gladys and her family throughout her short stay. Thank you to Simply Cremations for your professionalism and kindness shown to us throughout our time of sorrow. A sincere thank you to Civeo a company that she worked for these past five years. The
management and Gladys’ coworkers went above and beyond to show their support to the family during this difficult time, we can never thank you enough. A special thank you to friend Dorothy (Ross) who travelled from Newfoundland to be with Carolyn during this very difficult time. Thank you to her niece/goddaughter Christina (Wayne), and
coworker Randy (Tracy) who travelled to be there with Carolyn and visit Gladys during her short hospital stay. Lastly, a very special thank you to Gladys’ dear friend and
co-worker Ellen, you did more than we could have ever expected and there are not enough words to express how thankful we are, you’re truly an angel.

Mom, I promise no matter how far or wherever you go, I will always be there for you. I know you will always be there for me, and we will never let go of each other. – Carolyn

Cremation has taken place, and there will be a service in Stephenville to follow, along with a service and burial in Francois during the Summer of 2024.

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Gandhi

Eleanor Willis

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Eleanor Willis, age 90 on May 22nd, 2020.

Eleanor, better known as Jo, was a successful realtor in the Edmonton area for many years. She married second husband, Thomas (T.O.) Willis in 1982 and they relocated to Kelowna, B.C. in 1989. T.O. passed away in 2006 and Eleanor relocated to Edmonton to be close to family in 2011. She had many lifelong friends and was passionate about cooking, music and a good game of cards. Eleanor will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Left to cherish her memory are Dennis (Phyllis); Linda; Delbert (Jacky); Richard (Yvonne); Patti and Tim, 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

Her love of family, sense of humour, and her kind and generous heart will be deeply missed.

Jennifer (Elaine) Landry


Landry, Jennifer (Elaine)
March 10, 1959 – May 19, 2022

It is with profound sadness that the family announces Elaine passed away suddenly at Victoria Jubilee Hospital on March 19, 2022. Just months after her 63 birthday, she was taken too early from us. Elaine was born in Sackville N.B. where she lived most of her life. Elaine enjoyed her working years with many friends as a CCA at the Drew NH, and then later endeavored in new journeys with Amazon and UPS. She is predeceased by her loving parents Edmond and Norma (Le Blanc) Landry; her sisters Clara-Ann and Marilyn; her infant brother Jason Troy; her paternal grandparents William and Florida (Richard) Landry; and her maternal grandparents Leo and Clara (Caissie) Le Blanc.

She is survived by many family members that she loved dearly in New Brunswick: Her son Cory Sears, Midgic N.B.; her sisters Diane Jakubiec, Sackville N.B.; Tammy (Vernon) Phinney, Timber N.B.; her brothers Layton (Debbie) Hannah, Midgic N.B.; Gerry (Brenda) Landry, Point de Bute; and David Landry, Point de Bute N.B.; several nieces and nephews; and her very sweet great nephew Warren (Becky Connor Walton) of Port Elgin.

In Victoria BC: her very devoted and loving partner Joe, and daughter Bobbi-Jo.

Elaine will be sadly missed by her family and friends whose lives she touched. She was a kind and loving person who appreciated time connecting with family/friends, painting rocks to gift, drives to the ocean, bingo and yard sales. At Elaine’s request, there will be a private committal for the family and close friends at Point de Bute Cemetery where she will rest with her parents. A special thank you to all staff and friends at Victoria Kidney Care Clinic; many other staff at Royal Jubilee Hospital; and attendants, along with fellow patrons, of Victoria Regional Transit for caring for Elaine over the last few years.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Victoria Kidney Care Clinic, Heart and Stroke Foundation or any other charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered to the family at

Sandra Lynne Orenchuk


August 28, 1948 – September 28, 2023

On September 28, 2023, Lynne Orenchuk (Scott), of Edmonton, passed away at the age of 75 after a battle with Alzheimer’s.

Lynne will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Lori (Alan), and 2 sons, Brent and Kevin (Allison); 6 grandchildren, Cody, Brandon, Dylan, Carly, Zachary, Nathaniel and 3 great-grandsons, Finnick, Bellamy and Bennett, her sister, Fay (Walter), sister-in-laws, Lucille and Rosana, and numerous other relatives and friends.

Lynne was predeceased by her husband, Archie, her parents, Garnet Nelson Scott and Phyllis Marjorie (Oliver), and her 2 brothers, Wayne Scott and Michael Scott.

Lynne was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother who lived for her
family. She loved her diet coke, Tim Hortons iced cap, ice cream, her dogs, and travelling every winter with Archie. In addition to spending time with her family.

Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, #304, 10430 – 61 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 2J3

Interment will be held at noon on Friday, October 27, at Westlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, 16310 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB.