Jeanne (Richard) Sawyer


In Loving Memory of Jeanne Sawyer
Jeanne Sawyer (née Richard), age 67, of Edmonton, Alberta, formerly of Moncton, New Brunswick passed away peacefully on Friday May 10, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was predeceased by her parents Anselme Richard and his wife Florida (Hebert), and survived by her sisters Louise Henri (Aquila), Christine Buotte (Gerald), Janice Moreau(Marcel)Murielle Wilson (David), Claudia Chandler (Jeffrey), and Charline Comeau (Michel).

Jeanne will be lovingly remembered by her children Chantal Taylor(Rodney) of Edmonton, Alberta and son Marc Sawyer (Gisele) of Moncton, New Brunswick. Precious grandmother of Michael, Kyle, Aeron and Gabrielle as well as several nieces and nephews.

Jeanne’s journey touched the lives of many, leaving behind cherished memories and a legacy of strength and resilience.

Jeanne devoted the early years of her life raising her family at home in Moncton, N.B. before settling in Edmonton, Alberta. A deeply caring person with a great sense of humour. She will also be missed by many extended family and loving friends

Cremation has taken place. An interment with family will occur at a later date in Moncton, N.B.
Please consider donation in her memory to the Moncton Cancer Society.

Barbara Anne Le Rougetel


Anne Le Rougetel died peacefully at home on Friday, April 26, 2024, with her daughters at her side. Born in 1928, Anne was a remarkable woman; a talented writer; an eclectic reader; well versed in world affairs; loving beyond measure to her children; kind and generous to friends; compassionate to those in need. She enjoyed reading a good book and engaging in interesting conversation. Due to failed vision and failing hearing, both these pursuits disappeared from her life in the final year or so. Please remember Anne by taking a friend to coffee and enjoying a delicious pastry. Anne was predeceased by her husband Colin. She is survived by her three children and their families: Katy (Guy). Amanda (Val). Charles (Lisa, Max and Sam). Special mention must be made of Barbara Chan, who was a generous friend and caring companion to Anne, and of Edna Abel, who was a loving friend and interesting dinner companion at Rosedale.

Sheldon Collus Bevan


Bevan, Sheldon Collus

Sheldon ‘Sonny’ born in Olds AB. on January 1, 1933, to parents Collus and Veta Bevan, and formerly from Marlboro AB., passed away peacefully in Edmonton on May 2, 2024, at the age of 91.

Sheldon was predeceased by his first wife Elsie, second wife Margaret, sister Valeta, brother Wayne, nieces Linda, Jane, and granddaughter Alyssa. Sheldon’s passing brings an end to the journey of the Bevan family name, but his blood still beats still in 3 generations.
Sheldon is survived by his daughters, Terry Lynn (Vic) Kennedy, Valeta Lorene Bevan Averes, grandchildren; Brad Averes (Josee) Joseph Burns (Madeleine) and Adam Averes (Bianca), great grandchildren; Teagan, Mason, Barrett, Emmett, Ellie, Theodore, sister-in-law Joan, his granddaughter Alyssa’s husband Darryl as well as nieces and nephews, extended blended family members, friends, and acquaintances.

Sheldon grew up and was schooled in the Peace River area. He inherited the entrepreneur bug from his father which led Sheldon down the road of many varied business ventures. His experiences included raising chickens in Uranium City, Saskatchewan, working gravel pits in the Peace River area, making investments in the mining sector, trucking up and down the Alaska Highway, northern Alberta, and B.C., moving coal for the White Pass and Yukon Route and operating a security business; and that is only to name a few! His family sent dairy cows by barge to Yellowknife NWT where they ran and operated a successful diary operation in the 1950’s which was the first of its kind in the area. It was their determination and resourcefulness that allowed them to operate a dairy farm in an incredibly challenging environment.

Sheldon loved music, especially the old country music which he also loved to dance to. Sheldon lived and played hard in his day but had a gentle soul right until the end. Those that knew him well will always remember his ‘signature’ stogie!

Cremation has taken place, there will be no service as per his wishes.

To honor Sheldon’s memory, memorial contributions can be made to Dementia Research in Alberta by donating to:
Alzheimer Society, Alberta Northwest Territories, #306 10430 61 Ave, Edmonton, AB. T6H 2J3 or by visiting their website for Alberta/NWT at:

Catherine Anne Hynes


It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of Catherine Anne Hynes, who passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 30, 2024, at the Royal Alexandra Hospital after a brief battle with cancer.

Catherine was predeceased by her parents, Vincent and Mary Gibson, and children Michael and Joanne. She is survived by her husband Carl, daughters Carla (Bradley), Laura (Lucas), and stepson Dean. She was a proud grandmother to Carter, Gavin, Adalynn, and Brayden. Oldest sister to Mike (Sherry), Theresa (Gerry), Mary-Jo (late Jean-Luc), Don (Marina), and Dave (Cathy). Sister-in-law to Karen (Tom), Paul (Janice), the late Patrick (Carol), and Stephen (Donna). Proud Aunt to many nieces and nephews and a dear friend to many.

Catherine, a dedicated Registered Nurse, spent her life caring for others. She cherished time with family and friends and enjoyed playing games. The next card game won’t be the same without her. Catherine had a passion for music and played the piano and guitar. She enjoyed attending concerts and musicals. She found joy in watching her grandchildren play sports and was always cheering from the stands. 

The funeral to honor and celebrate Catherine’s life will take place on May 25, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, located at 51 Albert Street East, Hastings, Ontario. Following the service, a gathering will be held at Mike & Sherry’s. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Catherine’s name to Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Centre.

Catherine Hufnagel


It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Catherine Hufnagel on April 20, 2024. Catherine was a bright and shining light, bringing humour to those around her, compassion for everyone, and a sweet spirit that graced every place she went.

Born in Scotland, Catherine is survived by her husband William, her daughters Catherine, Louise, and Angela, her son Daniel as well as her grandchildren Christopher, Jacob, Jayden and Greyson and three great-grandchildren Tatyanna, Deklynn and Anastasia.

Catherine had a passion for life. While working for the City of Edmonton she had a smile and a kind word for everyone. Family and her Lord Jesus Christ were the most important things to her.

The world is diminished with her passing. She will be fondly remembered by all those who knew her.

A celebration of life will be held in early summer.

Edouard “Ed” Felix Joseph Lacoursiere


Edouard “Ed” Felix Joseph Lacoursiere
Passed away April 11, 2024

Ed Lacoursiere was born in Marcelin, Saskatchewan on Nov. 9, 1933 to parents Joseph and Rose Lacoursiere. As a young man he worked as a farm hand. He later became a truck driver delivering gas. He married Irene Willick in October 1954 and over the next 6 years they quickly had 4 children.

They lived in Lloydminster, Moose Jaw, Mildred, Fort St. James, back to Lloydminster, then to Saskatoon. In 1963 he took a job to drive bus for Canadian Coachways which moved the family to Peace River, Alta. When Canadian Coachways was bought out he moved on to a different type of travelling position as a sales rep for Horne and Pitfield Foods. His dream was always to own his own business so he tried a gas station then a snowmobile dealership then came his big dream of being a hotel owner. He was part owner of the MacNamara Hotel in Peace River, the Grimshaw Hotel, the Ponoka Hotel, and finally the Y Motor Hotel in Valleyview.

Unfortunately, his marriage and his hotel partnership did not last. He met his life partner Sandra Vos, they moved to a home on the Smokey River and ran the Y Hotel until it was a victim of the economy in the late 1980’s. He went back to sales and worked for a car dealership for a few years before his retirement. He played hockey and later helped manage the Stampeders men’s team in Peace River, then switched to golfing in his 40’s. Ed and Sandra spent a couple of months every winter, for many years, golfing in Arizona. Ed also liked to hunt and fish.

Ed had great love for his family and was very proud of his grandchildren. Cherishing and loving his memory are his partner of 49 years, Sandra Vos; his children Real Lacoursiere (Julienne), Karen Phillips (Mike), Janet van Hooydonk (John) and Adele Carson (Allen); his step-daughter Carrie Laliberte (Camille); his grandchildren Marc Lacoursiere, Michel Lacoursiere (Lucy), Tory Ansuwan (Yuji), Crystal Phillips, Kelly Phillips, Shane van Hooydonk (Eileen), Ryan van Hooydonk (Courtney), Curtis (CJ) van Hooydonk, Adam Carson and Aaron Carson; his step-grandchildren Chantal Laliberte, Cameron Laliberte, Christian Laliberte and Taylor-Chloe Laliberte; his great grandchildren Sylvie Lacoursiere, Reina Lacoursiere, Josie Lacoursiere, Phoenix Ansuwan, Naya Ansuwan, Chase van Hooydonk and Elaena van Hooydonk; step-great grandchildren Taiya Stewart, Wesley Stewart, Adaline Curtin, Scottlyn Curtin and Autumn Laliberte.

Ed was pre-deceased by his parents Joseph and Rose, his sister Ida and his brothers Raymond, Gerald and Real. He will be greatly missed.

Priscilla Anne Pouliot


It is with heavy hearts we share that Priscilla (Percy) Pouliot passed away peacefully on April 10th with her family by her side.

She was predeceased by her parents Doris and Larry, father in law Henri, sister in law Shirley and niece Carrie. She is survived by her husband Laurent (Larry), children: Dawn (Allen), Christopher (Heather), Samantha and 9 grandchildren. Mother in law Marguerite, siblings: Bob (Linda), Debbie (Ron), Wayne (Laurie), Glenda (Bob), Dennis (Kim). In laws: Bernie, Maddie (Rick), Frank (Bridgette), Pauline (Ben), Marty, Joanne (Randy) and several nieces and nephews.

She will be remembered fondly by all who knew her and had the chance to be part of her life. A Celebration of Life will be held on May 5th from 12pm-3pm at The Log Cabin in Sherwood Park, 50 Spruce Ave.

In lieu of flowers a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Trenton Niles Sashuk

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Trenton Sashuk at the age of 47 .

Trent passed away peacefully on April 3, 2024.

Cherishing and loving his memory are his mother Lynda ( Ronald ) Halvorson , sister Breanne Nakonechny, nieces Ella and Gracie, dear friend Sherline James , and many aunts , uncles, cousins and friends.

Trent was predeceased by his grandparents Samuel and Anne Sashuk.

Always the life of the party, Mr. DJ and lover of dancing. Trent loved to spend time golfing , enjoying good food and company with family and friends . He will be missed dearly.

A private internment and celebration will be held in Trent’s honor on April 29, 2024.

Kurtis Douglas Steel


Kurtis Douglas Steel, born on December 12, 1958, in Cut Knife, Saskatchewan to Delbert and Marie Steel, was a cherished individual whose life was cut short on April 5, at the age of 65. Kurtis dedicated 46 years of his professional life as a saw filer at Blue Ridge Lumber, demonstrating not just skill but a profound commitment to his work.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Kurtis harbored a deep affection for all living creatures, large and small. His passion for the outdoors was evident in his various activities—whether it was tending to cattle, riding horses, hunting, or fishing, Kurtis was most at home in the embrace of nature. His happiest moments were those spent in the company of his beloved family and friends, creating memories that will be treasured forever.

Kurtis’s legacy is carried on by his loving wife, Loraine, and his adored mother, Marie Steel. His memory will also be cherished by his children, Chris (Tasha) Steel, Dean (Alison) Steel, Denny (Cora) Steel, and Trina (Cory) Tisdale; his grandchildren Mychael, Trey, Dalton, Megan, Layne, Masen, Dylan, Lillyan, Alyvia, Maden, Kurtis, Declan, Keaton; and his great-granddaughter, Violet. He leaves behind a sister, Janice (Walter) Schenn; a brother, Darcy (Verna) Steel; a sister, Leanne (Brian) Elliott; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Sadly predeceased by his father, Delbert Steel, Kurtis’s absence will be profoundly felt by all who knew him. A celebration of Kurtis’s life will be held on April 20th at 2:00 PM at Anselmo Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Kurtis’s memory can be made to the Mayerthorpe Healthcare Centre.

Lionel Romeo Joeseph Dubuc


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lionel Romeo Joseph Dubuc, a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. Lionel departed from this world on March 2nd, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Lionel is survived by the love of his life Phyllis Dubuc, his children Jerry Dubuc (Michelle Yurko) and Tammy (Hugh) Luck. He was a cherished grandfather to Skylar Reder-Dubuc (Darby Dwernychuk) and Madison Dubuc-Marchand (Derian Vaillant). His love extended to his bonus grandchildren Alyssa and Brooklyn Raymond. 

Lionel’s true legacy lies in the warmth of his personality. He was a kind man who never judged and always enjoyed making people laugh. His drive and motivation came from his work in the oil field for over 60 years. Lionel’s passions included fishing and playing cards. He enjoyed being away at the lake surrounded by loved ones. Lionel’s passing leaves a void that can never be filled, but his memory will continue to inspire and guide us. He will be deeply missed by anyone who had the privilege to know him. 

A memorial service to celebrate Lionel’s life with be held on Saturday, June 1st 2024 at Sandholm Community Hall of Leduc. Please join the family from 1-4 pm and let Tammy or Jerry know in advance if you will be joining. If you have a story you would like to share contact Tammy ( or Jerry ( or direct message on Facebook.