Shannon Marie Spanier


It is with great sadness that the family of Shannon Marie Spanier announces her sudden passing on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at the age of 51 years. She passed away in her home in Edmonton, Alberta. Shannon will be fondly remembered by her mother, Sylvia (Ted, deceased), her sister Kim (Shane), her brother Darryl (Sacha) and her brother Jordan (Terri). Shannon will also be remembered by her nieces and nephews, Crystal, Savanah, Daylin, Lilah, Kale, Brooke,
Dalis and Bret.
Shannon was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. She moved to Edmonton, Alberta and has resided there for more than 25 years. During her time in Edmonton, she dedicated herself to a career with Loblaws where she started as a grocery assembler and then a grocery trainer. She went on to master all aspects of the distribution center such as, becoming one of the first and finest female forklift operators as well as shipping and trailer loading/unloading. She eventually worked her way up to become a valued and loved supervisor, trusted by all on-floor employees.
Family was extremely important to Shannon and she always made an effort to maintain close relationships with all those in her life. Although her family lived in Regina she also had a supportive family of friends in Edmonton. Shannon was a huge lover of cats and enjoyed being a cat mom to Elliott and Chloe. She had an infectious personality which made it very easy to love her. She was a selfless, kind and caring person that you could always count on. She will be sorely missed and there will never be another Shannon in this lifetime.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be a private small family gathering for a gravesideservice.

John Stacy Lothian

A MAJOR part of our family and lives are gone. John Stacy Lothian will never be forgotten!
He suffered for many years and yet his attitude and love for life (ski patrol,golf,gardening,his beloved home,volunteering at Folk Fest,Blues Festival) didn’t hold him back.
It just got to be way too much for him at the end and he told us he did not want to be on Dialysis anymore. Two days later, he passed away peacefully with family at his side.
He had love names for each of us he left behind. Dad was Pops, Shelley- Schultz, Rob- Goobs, Teddi-Friggy, Angelica- AJ and mom was always Mommers.
We miss you Son. We will always love you. We didn’t want you to go but you deserve peace. God be with you. Say hi to Sonna and Grandpa for us.

Martha (Mary) Orendorff


Martha (Mary) Orendorff who was born June 28th 1933, passed away November 10th 2020 at the age of 87 years. Mary will be missed by her family and fondly remembered by her four sons and their families. Terry Rempel the eldest son lives in Toronto with his family, he has one child Marrianne. Wayne Rempel the second son also lives in Toronto, Ontario. Richard Orendorff resides in Edmonton, Alberta and has one daughter, Mary and one grandson Carson. Brain Orendorff is the youngest son and also lives in Edmonton with his wife Jean. Brain has one son Devin who lives in Wabamum, AB as well as two step-sons Jeremy Draper (Jenn) and three children, Reis, Laura and Eva of Edmonton and Ian Draper (Katherine) and their children from previous relationships Logan and Avaya. Mary also has a sister, June Connors of Winnipeg Manitoba.

There will be no funeral at this time and the family expresses sincere thanks to everyone for the good wishes, thoughts and prayers.

Allyson Kaye Wanner

Allyson Kaye passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Oct 24.
Survived by Husband Gerry, Daughter Brittany & Son-in-law Aaron & granddaughters Zoey & Chloe; & 4 other grandchildren: Brooke, Breanna, Lindsey & Tyler.
Children, grandchildren and Nursing were her life and passion.
Rest in Peace and God bless you

Ann Susan Royan


With profound sadness we say goodbye to Ann Susan Royan. Ann passed away suddenly on October 31, 2020 at age 74.
She will always be in our hearts of her husband of 49 years, Bob, her sons Ken (Renee), Chris, Stacey (Jen) and daughters Wendy ( Derek) and Tammy. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren with a very special bond to her granddaughter Kayla and great grandson Leuca. She is also survived by her sister Jean and brother John.
Her countless family and friends describe her as a fun, loving, outgoing sweetheart and will definitely miss her huge smile, fantastic sense of humour as well as her exceptional cooking and baking skills. She adored and was very proud of her plants and flowers and had a love for drawing. She loved all animals and had a deep connection to her cat Kaos.
Special thanks to everyone for the kindness and compassion expressed.
Ann’s life will be celebrated at a later date.

Leonard Walter Marcischuk


Mr. Len Marcischuk was born November 16th, 1938 in the municipality of Strathclair, MB. His departure from us occurred early morning the day of Wed. Oct 14th, 2020 in Lac La Biche, AB. Len was a long time resident and active community member of Ft. McMurray, AB. Len moved to Ft. Mac in 1973 & worked for Suncor 20+ years with a Steam Ticket (Power House) & Millwright (Mine Maintenance). In his early years he attended Tec-Voc H.S. in Winnipeg, MB. Len was also enrolled in HMCS Military Service (MB) with no deployment. Later Len attended Keyano & NAIT College respectively to achieve his Red Seal status for his trade which allowed him to work in other provinces after his retirement from Suncor. Len’s tireless efforts to support his community involved service with all kinds of organizations where ever he lived. Len’s community service was recognized & he was awarded the Senior of the Year for the City of Ft. McMurray in 2016! Quite an achievement! Len has survived many major forest fires & floods in the area over the years. Len also received an award from the Ft. McMurray Fire Dept in appreciation for his life saving efforts on March 06/1990.

Unfortunately, time & persistent medical setbacks caught up with Dad. His dedication to his community and gregarious nature will be missed by all!
Len Marcischuk is survived by his sons Darren & Jayson, two grandchildren Darren James (DJ) & Shaelyn, siblings Jean Ford (Families) & Robert (Families), sister-in-law Helen (Families), brother-in-law – Barry Kalvin (Families). Pre-deceased by Mother Nellie (nee Stackiw), siblings Ernie, Donald, Eva, & Shirley.

Take care & go in loving peace Dad! Say hi to Taco as you’re in a better place now! We will all miss you.
Love from all your friends & our Families!

In lieu of flowers, Please be a Volunteer or Online donations can be made in memory of Len to:
Ft. Mac. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 165:
Diabetes Canada :
Ft. Mac. St. Aidan’s Society:

Joseph P. Deck


It is with heavy hearts and great sadness we announce the passing of Joseph DECK, of Sherwood Park, Alberta at the age of 89. Joe was born in Scott, Saskatchewan on July 8, 1931.

Joe was a humble, selfless man and took pride in serving the Christian Community and counselling the inmates in jail. Joe had integrity and exemplary ethical and moral character. He was known for many great stories, his faith and how he lived life and now he has hung up his ladder and retired his red Subaru. He was a man well loved. This life for Joe has passed. He loved us all to the very last. He will be missed.

Joe was predeceased by his mother Elizabeth and his father Roy, sister Delores, brothers Ben, Frank and Peter and his precious son David. Joe is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rita, his daughters Lynn(Ron), Lori, his son Douglas(Karen) and one sister Helen Facco from Ottawa. 10 grandchildren Kerri(Stacy), Sherry(Richard), Jennifer(Wayne), Shauna, Nicole(Perfidio), Melissa(Tyler), Russell, Madeleine(Jorden), David and Benjamin.
10 great-grandchildren Tyson, Keani, Keira, David. Shakira. Giovanni, Axel, Roman, Jack and Israel and numerous relatives.

Special thanks to the Strathcona Community Hospital, The University of Alberta Hospital, Neuro ICU and all the nursing staff from unit 4G3 for the incredible care afforded Joe.

Due to the pandemic a private family mass will be held Saturday November 14, 2020 @ 10.30 am. Livestreamed from or at

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish ( 13 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park, AB Canada T8H 1Y7 780-467-5470.

Jordan Bradley Turnbull


Jordan Turnbull

It is with shock and deep sadness that we, the family of Jordan Turnbull announce the sudden death of our Dear Brother. Jordan passed on October 31st, 2020. He was 27 years old – Far too young to say goodbye to the world – he barely had a chance to live.

He is predeceased by his mother, Yvonne (Shelley) Turnbull. He is survived by his father, Kenneth Turnbull, Brothers, John (Wanda) Turnbull, Jason (Cathy) Turnbull, Kyle (Ashley) Turnbull. His sisters, Holly (Darren) White and Tara (Jason) Williams. He had many Nieces and Nephews that he loved very much.

Jordan was the victim of a violent crime. We hope that justice will prevail, and serve him in death, where it so greatly failed him in life.

For the past 10 years Jordan led a life of addiction. He fought his demons but they had a strong hold on him, he wanted desperately to be clean, sadly he didn’t get the chance to succeed.

Jordan’s life is not defined by his addiction, he was so much more than that. His real friends and family know the guy who would always answer your calls and texts, no matter how much trouble he was in or wasted he was. He loved and missed his family terribly. He laughed at stories about his nieces and nephews. He joked around and was so funny even on calls from jail. He fully owned his problems and was ashamed of what he had become. He did not deny who he was. He was sorry.

Sadly, he found out our Mom had passed while he was in prison. Resources are very limited there, but he requested a cup of king Cole tea, he knew it was our Mom’s favorite. Jordan would get so optimistic in prison, about how he was going to go to rehab when he got out, and jobs he aspired to have, you could hear in his voice that he really meant it. He really wanted it. He just had no idea how to get there and beat his addiction although he tried many times.

Jordan was born December 10th, 1992 in Sydney, Nova Scotia to a troubled Mother. He stayed with her for 18 months when we were blessed with a knock on our door. He was the sweetest little baby in his yellow sleeper with missing feet and carrying his tattered teddy. That teddy meant the world to him. We were so excited to have him. He stayed with us as a foster child for 4 years before we had the opportunity to adopt him. That was the easiest decision in the world! He felt like our brother, we couldn’t possibly say goodbye to him.

Jordan was a vibrant child with a huge heart. He would fiercely defend anyone he believed was being bullied, and he loved to make us laugh doing all kinds of impressions and silly songs. As he got older, he discovered a love of music. He could play a mean ukulele and make everyone laugh. He was great on the saxophone in school, and though he had no training, he became a great guitar player. As teenagers, he and his friends would write their own songs, but he rarely shared them with us. Sometimes we would find lyrics jotted down in a notepad, and they were always very deep and poetic – much more than you would expect from a cranky teenager.

People say there are 2 sides to every story, but that’s not true. There are a million sides to Jordan’s story, and each of them is true and valid, he had so much to offer this world.

Thank You to those who were kind to Jordan in times of need. He will never be forgotten, and his death leaves a void in all of us that can never be filled. His story is unfortunately one of tragedy and sadness.

Donations can be made to the homeless shelter of your choice, and to mental health and addiction services in your area. More than Donations, we want acts of kindness to be committed in his honor. Soften your hearts and see people for more than their problems. Don’t post about your kind deeds on social media, don’t whisper them in your friends’ ear over coffee…. Just go out and be loving people. We need a lot more love in this world.

Jordan, if love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

Walter Dwayne Pelletier

WALTER (WALLY GATOR) PELLETIER – August 19, 1949 to November 1, 2020
With sadness, we announce the passing of Wally Pelletier.
Wally is survived by his wife, Linda; sons Clint (Jenn) and Craig (Cindy); grandchildren Devin, Kyra, Emma and Alysa; sisters Marie Carnegie, Yvonne Reynolds, Irene Campbell, and Paulette (Danny) Thomson, brother-in-law Peter (Lohny) Hornick, numerous dear nieces and nephews, and other relatives.
Wally was predeceased by his parents Octave and Florence, brothers Albert and Ernest, and sister Lynn.
Wally was born and raised in the Westlock area. He loved the outdoors. Baseball, hockey, boating, waterskiing and camping occupied much of his younger years, along with hunting, trapping, and ski-dooing. In later years, Wally was happiest when he was at his lake property, or when spending time with dear friends in Yuma, Arizona.
Wally was a Mr. Fix-it, and an innovator. Give him a hammer and nails, and he could build almost anything. When given a problem, he would think it through, and come up with a solution – often using duct tape or glue – and it would usually work!
As per Wally’s request, there will be no funeral service. If one wishes, donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute, or to the U of A Hospital.

Henry Vanderheide


Henry Vanderheide died on October 15, 2020. He is survived by Simone, daughter, April (Todd) and grandson Josh. Two sisters, Rita and Ann and one brother Rick (Ada). Sisters/brothers in law, Debbie and Howard, Dale and Gerri. He was also survived by many nieces and nephews. Henry loved playing golf, spending his winters in Arizona and enjoying a cold beverage. He lived simply and was a loyal soul and will be missed by many. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.