Crystal Joy Hrycun (nee Tanasiychuck)

September 30, 1961 ~ November 17, 2017

Crystal Joy Hrycun passed away on November 17, 2017 in her home in Redwater at the age of 56 years. She is survived by her daughter, Candace (Chris), grandchildren, Makayla, Jordyn, Bentley and Vayda. She also leaves to mourn her loss, her siblings; Taras (Joan), Bill (Dianne), Peter (Tracy), Betti, Sue (Dean), Roxanne (Richard), numerous nieces, nephews, a large extended family and friends.


Crystal was predeceased by her daughter, Lindsay; her sister, Irene; and her parents, Elias and Mary (nee Slemko) Tanasiychuk.

Celebration of Crystal’s Life  
Monday, November 27, 2017
Egremont Community Hall
Egremont, Alberta



Memorial Donations
Canadian Mental Health Association
Alberta Division
320 Ledgeview Business Centre
9707 - 110 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5K 2L9




Lindsay Adele Hrycun


July 30, 1987 ~ November 17, 2017


Left to cherish Lindsay's memory are her father, Randy (Inna) Hrycun; her sister, Candace (Chris) Theriault; three nieces, Makayla, Jordyn and Vayda; and one nephew, Bentley. Lindsay also leaves her grandmother, Eva Hrycun; uncles, Larry (Donna) Hrycun, Gordon (Ruth) Hrycun, Terry (Sandie) Hrycun; also many cousins, extended family, and dear friends.


Lindsay was predeceased by her mother, Crystal (nee Tanasiychuk) Hrycun; grandfather, John Hrycun; also her grandparents, Elias and Mary (nee Slemko)Tanasiychuk.


Celebration of Life 


 Monday, November 27, 2017
Egremont Community Hall
Egremont, Alberta





Denise Delight Helfrich

October 3, 1949 ~ November 17, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Denise Delight Helfrich of Opal, AB at the age of 68 years.

Denise is survived by her loving husband, Jack Helfrich; her son’s, Micheal (Ronnie) Poitras of Redwater, Shane (Sam) Poitras of Beaumont; her stepson, Lee Helfrich of Medicine Hat; her grandchildren, Cyr, Charlie, Hunter-Lee, Jack and Sydney; her stepdad, Gordon Messom; and her siblings, Terry Eglin, Colleen (Bob) Parolin, Jenn Borne (Mike), Shaun (Harold) Berkholtz, Rory (Donna) Eglin, Kerry (Sherry) Eglin, Melody Bueckert, Kelly (Gloria) Eglin, Kevin Eglin; numerous nieces and nephews; also many friends and family that knew and loved her.

Denise is predeceased by her mother, Kathleen Messom and her sister, Tannis Eglin.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Fedyna family for the love they have shown Denise over the years.

Denise was originally from Quesnel, BC and began calling Redwater home in 1974. Denise had many passions over the years; most notably her love of children. She cared for and welcomed many in her home. She was adored by all her day home kids for 36 years until she retired.

In Denise’s spare time she enjoyed many things such as her daily morning crib games with her best friend and husband Jack. She played crib Friday nights at the #251 Redwater Legion, and participated in many tournaments in the surrounding areas. She loved reading, cuddles with her puppy Lucy, and finding treasures at garage sales. Denise loved to show her passion in her homestead helping Jack renovate and her home and yard reflected her time and effort.


Memorial Service

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
1:00 pm
#251 Redwater Legion
4708 – 50 Avenue
Redwater, Alberta


Memorial Donations

As per the families request in lieu of flowers
donations may be made to
#251 Redwater Legion

Robert George Hewitt

March 4, 1925 ~ November 4, 2017

The family sadly announces the passing of Bob on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 92 years of age. Bob is survived by his wife of 64 years, Anne; son, Brian (Debbie); daughter, Barb (Harvey); grandchildren, Jennifer, Candice, Robert (Dakoda), Raelene, and Steven; great grandchildren, Sienna, Brooklyn, Morgan, Hunter, and baby to come; sisters, Ruth and Evelyn; as well as numerous extended family and friends. Predeceased by his parents, Robert and Eliza (nee Robinson) Hewitt; sister, Marion; and brothers, Norman, Lloyd, and Walter.

A Memorial Service will be held on Robert and Anne's 65th wedding anniversary, May 9, 2018 at 11:00 am at Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel, 5016 – 47 Avenue, Bon Accord, Alberta.

Joseph Arnold Arsenault

December 12, 1930 ~ November 14, 2017



It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Joseph (Joe) Arnold Arsenault, aged 86, of Edmonton, Alberta. Joe passed away after a short illness on November 14, 2017 at the Sturgeon Community Hospital in St Albert where he was surrounded by family and friends. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Marilynn and daughter, Deborah.  He is survived by his companion, Laurette Sperling; and her extended family; his son, Jim (Judy) Arsenault, of Fredericton, NB; daughter, Sheryl (Herb)  Fleury, of Bon Accord, AB; six grandchildren, Richard, Ken, Rob Burke, and Trina Rubec all of New Brunswick, Ryan (Kate) Fleury and JJ (Brieann) Fleury from Alberta;  great grandchildren, Marisa, Rachel, Martina, Joseph, Matthew, Carlie, Kelsie, Chloe and Evan from New Brunswick, as well as Peyton and Teagan Fleury from Blackfalds, Alberta.


Joe served 25 years as a firefighter in the Royal Canadian Air Force, with numerous postings across Canada and Europe. Upon leaving the Military, Joe returned to his birth place of Summerside, PEI where he became a Provincial Driver Examiner. Joe had many great experiences conducting driver’s tests in PEI. His favourite story was when he was conducting a driver’s test, and he ended up in a river with his feet up on the dash, as he kept writing FAIL across the Examiners drivers check sheet. Joe then took on the daunting task of directing the Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) providing the Province of Prince Edward Island with Emergency orders and plans for disasters, fires and floods. Joe finally retired from EMO in April 1996. After spending a couple of years in Fredericton, NB, Joe moved to Edmonton, Alberta, where he relished his retirement by enjoying his favourite pastimes of fishing, curling and golf. It has been said that Joe always carried an extra club in his golf bag, he called it a foot wedge.  If not doing one of his favorite past times, you could find him at Tim Horton’s, enjoying a coffee with his buddies. Joe was a very special man, he loved life, family and friends and was loved by many. He was happiest when surrounded by family and friends and none more so than his very special friends, Simon and Marjolaine Dubuc. Joe spent many a night enjoying a half glass of wine with Simon and Marjolaine after spending an evening with Laurette.




May the Lord enjoy Joe’s stories and antidotes as much as we did when he was here on earth with us.

Joe’s inurnment will take place Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm, at the Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum, 14611 Mark Messier Trail, Edmonton, Alberta.

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