Nancy Kathleen Bryant-Bain (née Jones)

January 29, 1951 ~ August 15, 2020

 

It is with great sadness that the family of Nancy Bryant-Bain (née Jones) announces her passing on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the age of 69 years at the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton. Nancy is lovingly remembered by her children, Casandra (Nathaniel), Kimberly (Greg) and James (Sirina); her grandchildren, Jack, Isaac, Angus, Brynn and Marcus.

 

Nancy was born to parents Gloria and Jack Jones, on January 29, 1951 in Weston, York County. She grew up in Etobicoke as a young child, and on a great farmhouse in Caledon East in her teen years. She loved to play baseball and play the guitar as a teen. With her love for folk music, she entered into a number of folk competitions and sang many a Gordon Lightfoot songs. Her summers were spent in Port Carling, Muskoka on Lake Joseph with her large extended family. Nancy loved to recount stories of her mom, dad, and siblings Heather-Anne (predeceased) and husband John, Doug (Donna-Dale), Matthew (Terri), Randy (Treya), Alison (Michael) and Ron (Jackie). Over the years as the family grew, she happily enjoyed time in Muskoka with her children and many nieces and nephews.

A large part of her life was spent in Aurora, Ontario where her children grew up. She worked in administration for the York Region Board of Education. Once her children ‘flew the coup’, Nancy moved to Muskoka with her second husband Allen F. Bain (predeceased) and her beloved pets. She enjoyed the great outdoors and was committed to her work in the service sector.

 

Nancy eventually moved to Markham to spend time with her children and grandchildren. After she retired, she moved to Gibbons, Alberta to share more of her time with her son and his family.

 

Her grandchildren will fondly remember the time she spent with them. She nurtured and cared for them as babies and could often be found on the ground playing with them. They loved to play games and sing songs together. In the last few years she was a big fan of their sports activities (rugby, soccer, baseball and hockey) and loved to watch her granddaughter in Scottish Highland dancing.

 

Nancy will be greatly missed. Her faith and love for God was present every day of her life. Jesus was an incredible source of strength and comfort to her. She was a kind, generous soul who opened her arms to anyone in need. She never missed an opportunity to express her love to her family and was content simply being with them. Even in challenging times, Nancy’s faith in God and love for her family never faltered. She was known for her beautiful singing voice, delicious cooking and her skill with the sewing needle. When younger, she was an avid golfer and played very well. Nancy spent much of her retirement knitting and crocheting for family and friends. She gifted many of her creations to the Vernon Live Well Clinic in Vernon, BC.

 

Funeral arrangements are being organized and family will be contacted. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memoriam to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

We will miss your beautiful spirit, your beautiful eyes and your beautiful smile.

 

 

 

Gerald “Gerry” Michael Gabinet

July 21, 1955 ~ August 9, 2020

 

It is with love and sadness that we announce the passing of Gerald Michael Gabinet.

Gerry was born in Westlock Alberta, July 21, 1955 to Peter Gabinet and Emily Zailo. Gerry is survived by his wife, Annette Anema; his daughter, Darrelle Gabinet; his son, Justin Gabinet; his stepson, James (Connie) Turnbull; stepdaughter, Karen (Krys) Dorozko; his grandchildren, Trinity, Ella Marie and Nolan Turnbull and Maverick Dorozko; his parents, Peter and Mary Gabinet; siblings, Bernadette (Sandy) Lyons, Ron (Debbie) Gabinet, Jennifer (Ken) Anderson, Chris (Veronica) Gabinet; brother-in-law, Robert Huber; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

His family lived in Busby at the time of his mothers death. Peter moved his family to Vegreville and eventually to Edmonton. He went to St. Cecilia School and graduated from Archbishop O’Leary High School in 1973. He received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta in 1977.

 

His love for his family was endless. He was quick with his wit and loved to tease everyone. He was an amazing father, step-father and grandfather and loved nothing more than having family get togethers for a meal or a BBQ. He was always willing to help a family member in need whether it was just a listening ear and some advice, or financial. Gerry was the first to jump in and help his friends and neighbours with any task and was quick to volunteer when his co-workers needed help as well. Gerry’s generosity extended beyond family and for several years has sponsored a child through World Vision.

 

Gerry was very involved in sports and had a passion for skiing and golf. It didn’t matter which game was on there was always a beer bet. On a putt, on a kick or a pass or a goal. There were many great Superbowl and Grey Cup parties at our house with a lot of fun and a lot of laughs. Gerry enjoyed his bike rides in the summer and his walks all year round at 5:45 every morning!

 

Gerry worked for Molson Brewery coordinating sales and sales promotion activities with the Edmonton Oilers, Edmonton Eskimos and Namao International Air Show. He sold industrial/commercial real estate which gave him an understanding of the role which economic development plays in community development. He was also in Parkland County and was the Business & Public Affairs Coordinator for a short time.

 

In 2002 he became the Director of Economic Development and Tourism for Strathcona County. Gerry had a passion for his job at Strathcona County and was well respected in the Community and among his peers in the Economic Development field all across Canada and the U.S. Among his many awards his greatest moment was in 2015 when he won Economic Developer of the year award as selected by his peers. In 2019 he received a lifetime membership award from Economic Developers of Alberta for his mentorship to young Economic Development Officers. Gerry and his team won many awards for marketing, communication, events and for their work in promoting Strathcona County.

 

Gerry was extremely proud to be part of the Commissionaires of Northern Alberta. He joined the board in 2007 and served on various committees and was in line to be Chairman of the Board when he had to leave due to a cancer diagnosis. He was honoured to be able to help the Veterans and retired police personnel that this organization serviced.

 

Gerry was an extremely positive and optimistic person. Even in his battle with cancer he remained optimistic it was a temporary set back and it was not going to beat him. He had an infectious laugh, he was a remarkable leader, always encouraging, full of joy and thankfulness. Although Gerry’s years were short he lived a monumental and impactful life. He will always be remembered.

 

Special thanks to Dr Scarfe, CeeCee, Margot and the team at the Cross Cancer Institute, Strathcona Home Care and the Palliative Care Team.

 

Celebration of Life

Due to Covid the Celebration of Gerry’s life will be by invitation only.
It will be live streamed at 2:00 pm on August 29, 2020

 

Memorial Donations

In Lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Gerry’s favorite charity
Terry Fox Foundation
6120 - 2 St SE #16A
Calgary, AB
T2H 2L8.

 

 

 

Sandra Lynne Tubbs

It is with many tears, we must announce the passing of our Mom, Grandma (Muga), Sister, Aunt and Friend, Lynne Tubbs on June 27, 2020, with her family by her side.

Grace, poise and beauty are just a few words to describe our Mom. Mom worked 30 + yrs until her illness would no longer let her, she enjoyed every day, the connections she made with the families, patients, volunteers and co-workers at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

Mom was predeceased by her loving husband, Jerry, her generous and loving parents, Dodd and Aileen, her sweet younger sister Carol, her caring Aunt and Uncle Pete and Addie, her fun-loving cousin Dennis and her kindhearted brother Bud.

She is loved and survived by her handsome, generous brother Jim (Sheila), glamorous and kindest youngest sister Patsy, and sweet baby brother Paul (Theresa). Also, her children, loving son, Guy (Colette); thoughtful daughter, Norine (Bob) and sweet baby girl Nicole. Her awesome grandchildren, Dustin, Vincent, Tate, Anthony, Emily, Keenan, Josie and Marley. Cousins, Sharon (Harry), Clifford, sisters in law, Arlene, Paula, Barb (Joe), brothers in law John, Ray (Linda) and many nieces and nephews, that absolutely loved Aunty Lynne. Best friends, Monica, Bev, Illa, Rosemarie, Aileen, Eva, and many more.

So many people touched our mom’s life, every one of you meant so much to her, we know, in your hearts you are feeling the love and gratitude she had for you.

Mom said “What the heck is going on in this world? I think it’s a good time to check out, move on to new opportunities and be with family and friends that I haven’t seen in a while.”

Mom and our family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and staff at the Sturgeon Hospital for making her journey exactly the way she wanted. Covid created challenges that no one would want to have encountered, but the people at the Sturgeon Hospital made it possible to love her and send her on her way with compassion and loving kindness.

Due to Covid and Mom’s request, we will have a celebration, at a later date. With such uncertain times, Mom would want everyone to be safe and take care of each other.

Obstacles in your path are not obstacles, they are your PATH. Make every day a special one, have the life of Riley and donate wherever you feel the need. Good Show. One day at a time.

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Leonard Harold Parkin
May 24, 1943 ~ July 17, 2020

 

Leonard Harold Parkin born May 24, 1943 in Calgary, AB passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on July 17, 2020 in St Albert, AB.

 

An accomplished teacher, consultant and counsellor, he expertly understood people and worked passionately to empower others. Through his work and guiding principles, he profoundly bettered the world around him, choosing a life of connection and caring. He was positive, confident, genuine, accepting, and supportive to all. Those who were guided by his wisdom can attest to his ability to effect change in the world, and challenge anyone else to do the same, one step at a time.

 

He is predeceased by: his parents Grace (nee Currie) and Harold Parkin; Josephine (nee Chamberlain), daughter Lisbeth; Louise (nee Kennedy), and daughter Michaela.

 

He is survived by: his children, Brennen (Christina); and Renae (Trevor), grandchildren Wynter, Esmae, Maeve; wife Corinne Helliker, her children; Elissa (Shaun), grandchildren Zoe, Joshua; and Ryland (Shannon); dearest friend Coralie (Philippe), Pierre and Justine; and loving family worldwide.

 

For Len, family was everywhere; not only rooted all across Canada but in the friendships he highly valued and relationships curated. To all those close to Len, who journeyed alongside him from youth to university through retirement, who filled his head and heart with friendship, love, ideas, and connection: Thank you.

 

Len’s avid appreciation for music and life’s natural beauty allows us to continue to share special moments with him even after his passing; quiet reflections outdoors, the majesty of the mountains, and especially through melody. Lovingly remembered, never forgotten. May his final words always bring serenity and warmth, guiding you to connect meaningfully with others; after all, “It’s all about love”.

 

Chad Allan Critchley “Captain Critch”
September 11, 1967 ~ July 22, 2020

It is with great sadness the family of Chad Allan Critchley announce his sudden passing from a medical condition on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the age of 52 years. Chad will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by his children, Chayce, Shelby and Brady; wife, Wendy Critchley (nee Hnatiuk); parents, Bryan and Gail (nee Carruthers) Critchley; brother, Chuck (Tracey) Critchley and their children, Jesse and Teyana; father in-law, Del (Sandy) Hnatiuk; sister in-law, Trudy (Matthew) Stewart and their children, Alec and Evan; as well as numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, extended family and very dear friends around the world.

Due to the current Covid 19 situation a private family service will be held.

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Chad to
STARS Air Ambulance
STARS Head Office
1441 Aviation Park NW, Box 570
Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7

 

 

 

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