Garry Hoogenberg


Garry Hoogenberg passed away at the age of 72 on August 27, 2023.

Garry was born in Sneek, Netherlands on June 20, 1951. He was predeceased by his parents Ynze and Atje (Ann) Hoogenberg, brother Dick Hoogenberg, sister Alice Spang and wife Vicki Hoogenberg.

Garry will be lovingly remembered by sons Brad (Amber) Hoogenberg, Scott (Megan) Hoogenberg, Ryan (Miyoshi) Hoogenberg, and Jason Hoogenberg; as well as step sons Lee Savoie and Darren Savoie; several grandchildren; and many other family and friends.

Floyd Leon Furgeson


Floyd passed away in his sleep. We are having a Ceremony of Life at the Kingsway Legion in Edmonton on October 29th at 3pm.

After ceremony there will be an open stage for musicians. Open to everyone.

Christopher Howard Fraser


January 7,1982- September 20,2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Christopher Fraser at the age of 41.

He was predeceased by his Grandfather Gordon Sandwith, Grandmother Jean Junior, and Grandfather Manson Fraser.

He is survived by his son Christian Fraser, His parents Larry and Marilyn Fraser, His brother Nelson and his wife Mandy Fraser and their children, His Grandparents Edith and Gerry Brass, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

There will be a Celebration of Life on November 3 at 7 PM at Westview Village Hall
located at 10770 Winterburn Road (215 St). All friends and family welcome.

Sonia Rywak


Today our hearts are broken. Sonia passed away peacefully in the hospital with her children by her side. Sonia is survived by her children – Melanie (Darrell) Wilvers & Ryan (Nissa) Rywak; 2 grandchildren – Kaden Sczesny & Kasia Sczesny; brother Roger (Irene) Burak; sister Roseanne (Brian) Macphee; and numerous nieces & nephews.

Sonia was sadly predeceased by her husband of 55 years Larry Rywak whom she lost 10 months ago; parents Peter & Josie Burak; brother Dan (Violet) Burak; brother-in-law John Rywak; sisters-in law Mildred Rywak, Margaret (Sam) Iwanika, Helen (Karl) Zilinski, Ann (Steve) Porfon, Albina Hula; nephews Randy Iwanika & Dennis Porfon; and niece Kristen Burak.

Sonia worked for 26 years as a secretary in the Education department at the University of Alberta before retiring with Larry over 18 years ago where they enjoyed their
retirement golfing both here & in Palm Springs.

Sonia loved her family more than anything. Her love for her men at Broadmoor Golf Course where she volunteered every Wednesday for more than 10 years was close
behind. She loved baking cookies for them every week and enjoyed all the love they gave her.

Sonia always made time for her friends and family and they all knew that she would
always be there for them. She loved volunteering and was always helping people
wherever she could. She just wanted everyone to be happy. That was very important to her. Please don’t be sad for her, she’s back in the arms of her first & only love Larry.

We want to extend a special thank you to all the staff in unit 51 at the Grey Nun’s Hospital for your incredible support for Sonia & her children during her short stay there, especially Dr. Cox & Dr. Hoffart, med student Cassandra, nurses Sales, Marjorie, Murray & Keri. You took such good care of her in her final days and were so kind and gentle to her.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 14th, 2023 at 1:00pm at St. Sophia Catholic Church, Baseline Rd, RR224, Sherwood Park, Alberta.

Rick Ramjohn


Rick’s family is devastated to announce his passing following a brief battle with cancer, on September 17,2023 at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton. He was just 62 years young.

Rick Imtiaz Ramjohn was born in Marabella, Trinidad, WI. Rick
immigrated to Canada with his parents and four brothers as a young boy of 9 years. The family settled in Edmonton, and Rick lived in Edmonton the rest of his life.

Rick was a kind and gentle man, with a big smile and a bigger heart. He loved his family and enjoyed a ‘fete’ with his brothers and friends, old and new. He loved meeting people and entertaining. He also loved music and could be counted on to be up on the dance floor every chance he got. Rick enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially watching football and hockey.

Rick was predeceased by his father Asingh and his brother Paul. He leaves to cherish his memory His Mother, Monica; daughters Rhea (Oscar) and Kendra (Calvin); brothers Andrew, Errol and Anderson (Madi); grandchildren Timo, Olivia and Lincoln; and several nieces and nephews and extended family, plus many friends who were like family.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Cross Cancer Institute would be appreciated.

Edward Vredegoor

It is with great sadness in our hearts that the family announces the passing of Edward Allan Maurice Vredegoor from December 4th 1985- September 20th 2023.

Edward will be dearly missed for his charismatic and happy go lucky personality. He was always readily available to lend a helping hand . Edward is survived by his only son Kingstyn. His mother Theresia Vredegoor. His siblings Rene, Greta (Darren), Sandra, Anthony (Amanda), Hendrina (Gordie) and Martin (Trish), along with all his nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. Edward was predeceased by his father Marinus and sister Ruth.

A celebration of Life will be held October 6th, 2023 at 1:00pm at the Jubilee Hall in Wabamun Alberta, with a light luncheon to follow service.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Pay Forward Kindness.

Janice Elizabeth Johnson


Following a lengthy battle with cancer, Janice Elizabeth Johnson, of Sherwood Park, AB and formerly Regina, SK, passed away on September 13, 2023 at the age of 85 years, surrounded by her family in her home.

Janice was born on July 23, 1938 in Earl Grey, Saskatchewan and spent her childhood on the farm with her dog and her horse. After graduating, she moved to the big city of Regina where she worked for the Saskatchewan Government, when she met her dashing husband, James Frederick Johnson. They were married in Regina July 18, 1964, and had two children, Karla and Glen before moving to Sherwood Park in 1978. Janice was an active volunteer in the community working with friends in the Girl Guides of Canada, Victim Services, Festival Place, Pipefitters Union 488 and many other local events. Her home was adorned with petit point pictures she stitched herself and shows her love of flowers. Jim and Janice both spent many an afternoon or evening at the local bowling alley with friends and she was able to bowl up until the last few months of her life. She is predeceased by her parents Anna (Christoph) and Karl Mischpeter and leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Jim Johnson; two children Karla (Peter) Le Cheminant of Airdrie, Alberta and Glen (Doris) Johnson of Carmacks, Yukon; eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; her sister, Barbara Schick, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held on October 14th, 2023 at 1:00 pm, at St. John’s Lutheran Church – Ardrossan (52233 Range Road 221. Sherwood Park, AB. T8E 1C9), Pastor Gary Braeuer will be officiating the service. Private family internment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

John Donald Scott


It is with sadness and gratitude that the family of John Donald Scott announces his passing on July 1, 2023, age 95 years, after a long life of engineering and adventure.

Don is survived by his two children, Ivy and Mark, his two grandchildren, Jacob and Jenna, and his wife of 22 years, Mary-Lou Hogg. He was predeceased by his parents, Oswald Arthur and Adeline Emily (nee Williamson) Scott, as well as his sister Mary Patricia Down and brother Terrance Lee Scott.

Don was born February 11, 1928 in Transcona, Manitoba, now part of Winnipeg. He spent his childhood playing outdoors with his friends and managing his paper routes.

After graduation from highschool, Don worked for a seismic/survey company, starting as a chainman, with projects mainly in southern Alberta. He realized that he was interested in the engineering part of this business and set his sights on obtaining a civil engineering degree. He graduated from Civil Engineering at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 1954, and worked for a number of years with an engineering firm before returning to study for his Masters and PhD at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the field of geotechnical engineering. He then embarked on an academic career as a professor of civil engineering at the University of Ottawa, University of Kitchener Waterloo and finally at the University of Alberta, where his focus of research became tailings in the oilsands industry. Forced to retire from U of A at age 65 years in 1993, Don was happy to forgo the teaching commitments of being an active professor and became committed to mentoring masters and PhD students in the field of geotechnical engineering, and maintaining his interest in research projects related to tailings as a professor emeritus. He very much enjoyed these years, keeping current with the field of geotechnical engineering, “keeping his fingers on the pulse”, as he called it, and he remained active in this capacity well into his 80s.

Don had a keen interest in the sport of orienteering, a navigational sport using a map and compass to navigate from point to point, a type of treasure hunt, you could say. Don enjoyed the challenges of this sport, both mental and physical, and his fierce competitive spirit in the sport helped him win many medals at the local, provincial and national levels in his age categories. Don enjoyed orienteering locally, across Canada and internationally, the challenge mainly being the varied terrain one would encounter in these different regions. He and Mary-Lou enjoyed many adventures together traveling to many destinations worldwide and always with an orienteering component included.

Don was an active man to about age 88, when medical conditions began to affect his physical strength and endurance. The isolating restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic from 2020 to 2022 probably added to some mental decline and Don moved into care late February 2023, shortly after celebrating his 95th birthday at home with family.

A Celebration of Life to remember Don will be held at the University Club of the UofA (formerly the Faculty Club) on Friday, October 13 from 2-4pm. The location is 11435 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your charity of choice.

Adrienne Georgette Langen (Falls)


Adrienne Georgette Langen, passed away suddenly on September 11, 2023 at the age of 51.

She is survived by a loving husband Mike Falls, two children Randall and Mitchell and one grandchild Juniper. Parents Gerinne and Gerald(Jerry), two siblings Gerald and Valerie as well as countless family and friends.

Adrienne grew up in Calgary, Alberta, where she attended James Fowler High School. She was living in Ryley, AB at her time of passing. Adrienne may have had some struggles but lived life to the fullest. She made everyone who knew her smile and laugh with the stories she shared. She always helped people see the beauty in themselves and loved fiercely. You will be missed.

Earl Jerome Tchida


September 19, 1943 – June 18, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce that on June 18, 2023, Earl Jerome Tchida, 79, of Sherwood Park, AB, passed away peacefully.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Joan of 61 years; daughters Sandy, Laurie (Joe), Debbie, and Cathy (Mike); grandchildren Kayla (Mike), Kyle (Jessica), Alexandra, Madison, Keelan, and MacKenzie; and great-granddaughters Thiea, Aurelia ,and Emma; along with many close extended family.

Earl resided in Sherwood Park for 54 years with family close by. Earl enjoyed many
outdoor activities including camping and fishing with family and friends. Earl loved
curling, both in men’s teams and also with mixed teams with Joan by his side. Earl had a passion for animals on the family acreage and loved his many dogs, especially Mickey, who was by Earl’s side for his last 13 years.

A private family celebration will be held at Glenwood Funeral Home & Cemetery, September 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm.