Steve Michael Chimko
August 5, 1944 ~ May 9, 2022

It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to a loving Husband, Father, Gido, Great Gido, Uncle and Friend – Steve Chimko.

Steve was born on August 5, 1944 and passed away surrounded by his loving family on May 9, 2022. Steve will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife of 57 ½ years, Cathy; his sons, Howard (Marie) and Shayne (Brandy); his daughter, Shauna; his grandchildren, Darrel (Kayla), Dean (Jordana), Rae-Lynn (Mitch), RJ (Katelyn), Makayla (Chris), Brandon (Jess), Hailey (Colten), Shay and Hayden. Steve also leaves behind 4 great granddaughters, Lily, Mya, Naomi, and Andi. He is also survived by one brother, Walter (Sharon).

Steve was predeceased by his parents, Metro and Nellie; brother, Ernie (Lil); sister, Marie Anne (Ron); as well as Shauna’s partner Colin.

Steve took great pride in caring for his abundant garden and looking after his many animals while he lived on the acreage. He was always his happiest at home on the farm. Steve couldn’t have been more proud or excited when grandchildren arrived. The title of Gido was something he couldn’t have been more excited to have. Steve spent his long career in roofing which took him through various provinces. It was on one of these work trips where he met the love of his life, Cathy. He also volunteered on the Gibbons Fire Department for many years. He enjoyed being a part of the community and made friends wherever he went. Steve enjoyed the simple things in life, like spending time with his wife, family and friends. He also enjoyed Haying in the 30’s, fishing, wiener roasts, and going on wagon rides with all of the kids. He also enjoyed going to the Meat Draw at the Fort Saskatchewan Legion every Friday night. This was something he looked forward to each week and he usually cleaned house with his winnings. Steve loved playing cards or Farkle, having beers and shooting the shit.


The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Fort Saskatchewan Hospital, as well as the amazing staff at Foyer Lacombe Covenant Care in St. Albert.


Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Haying in the 30’s
Foyer Lacombe Covenant Care


Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 14, 2022
11:00 am
Gibbons Community Cultural Centre
5115 51 Street
Gibbons, Alberta



In Loving Memory of
Joey Allan Knutson


Born: January 4th, 1977
Passed Away: April 19th, 2022


Joey Allan Knutson, he was the living embodiment of his favorite hero, Superman. Strong, smart, charming, and of course an awesome sense of humor. He loved to help those in need and would step up to protect those he loved. He enjoyed gaming, playing his guitar, camping with his family, collecting memorabilia, and cheering for his favorite team, the Buffalo Bills. He was an unforgettable man, anyone who met him instantly liked him. His wit and sense of humor were unparalleled, and he was hands down the best chef around. He would chat daily with his cousins, and sometimes would spend long nights hanging out with them, it brought him so much joy to be so close to his family. He also loved spending his days with his best friend and beloved partner, Alanna. Even though they never got to grow old together, the love they shared and the time they spent with each other will forever remain in her heart. To his son, Shay, he will be remembered as the hero he was, a shining example of a true man. He and his brothers, Trevor, Travis, Justin, and Robert had the greatest adventures; they will always cherish and smile back on those memories. His dad, Keith, will always be proud of the amazing son he was. On April 19th, 2022, Joey got to be with his beautiful mother, Arlene, as he crossed over the Bifrost into Valhalla. All his friends and family will miss their gentle giant. Even though he is no longer amongst us he will remain with us forever, in memory and love. The afterlife is another adventure awaiting, and just as he wrote in his song " And through it all, I'm still standing tall".


Public Viewing

April 25, 2022
2:30 pm ~ 3:30 pm
Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel
5016 47 Avenue
Bon Accord, Alberta


Celebration of Life

April 26, 2022
11:00 am ~ 4:00 pm
Londonderry Hall
14224 74 Street
Edmonton, Alberta


David Ruptash
1929 – 2022

It is with sadness and heavy hearts that the family of David Ruptash announces his passing on April 3, 2022 at the age of 92 years. David was born in Hairy Hill, Alberta and passed away in Edmonton, Alberta.

David is survived by his lovely bride Ann of 69 years, sister in-law Fran, sons Tim Ruptash, Joe (Colleen) Ruptash, Dave (Sharon) Ruptash, Dean (Denyse) Ruptash, Lori Ruptash (daughter in-law), Jay (D’Anne) Ruptash, Casey (Carol) Ruptash and daughter Judy (Bernie) Rodrigue as well as 24 Grandchildren and 26 Great Grandchildren.

David was predeceased by his son Perry Ruptash, his sister Arlene and brother in-law James Lastiwka, brother Orest Ruptash and his parents Violet and Steve Ruptash.

Dad lived a full and happy life with the love of family and family gatherings at the top of his must have list. Beyond his storytelling, he was the self-appointed family historian. His life beyond family was as a mentor, volunteer, salesman, administrator, negotiator, financial advisor and board member of many organizations. His one passion was the privilege and honour of serving on the Edmonton Police Commission and was proud to be on the committee that would see Edmonton having its first police helicopter.

The family wishes to acknowledge and thank all the Doctors, Nursing staff and support staff of the Grey Nuns Hospital, Palliative Care Unit.

The family would also like to thank the staff of Rivera Riverbend Retirement Residence for their compassionate care of dad and their ongoing care and attention for mom.


Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 14, 2022
at 3:30 pm
Park Memorial
9709-111 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta.


To view a livestream of the Funeral Service please visit
and select “Webcasting” from David Ruptash Book of Memories.


Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of David Ruptash
directly to a Charity of your choice.


David William Thomas Andrews
April 11, 1945 ~ March 22, 2022

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our father, David William Thomas Andrews on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 in Edmonton, Alberta. David was born April 11, 1945 in England to William and Irene Andrews.

David will sadly be missed and forever lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Marilyn; his sons, David (Tracy) and James (Reesa); his grandchildren, Taija, Bryce, Breanne (Tyler), Theodore and Zach; siblings, Harvey (Lois), Wendy, and Gary (Sharon); as well as numerous extended family and friends.

David was predeceased by his parents, Irene Rose and William (Bill) Francis; and sister, Joan.


Celebration of Life

The immediate family will be holding a celebration of life at a later date.


Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of one’s choice.



Michel Barabash
October 6, 1926 ~ March 11, 2022

It is with great sadness that the family of Michel Barabash announce his passing on Friday, March 11, 2022 at the age of 95 years.

Michel is survived by one sister in-law, one brother in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Michel was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Barabash (nee Trenchie); parents, Andrew and Anna Barabash; brothers, Walter and John; and sister, Maria.

The family would like to thank the staff at Miller Crossing for their compassion and care provided to Michel during his time with them.

Michel will be inurned alongside his wife at
St. Michael's Cemetery in Edmonton at a later date.




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