Ray Lewis Rigney

August 28, 1921 ~ September 22, 2017

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Ray Lewis Rigney beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, farmer, community volunteer, and friend on September 22, 2017 at the age of 96 years. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his four children, Norma (Phil), Donald (Heather), Joyce (Bob), Marsha (Rob); many grandchildren and great grandchildren; as well as numerous extended family and friends. Ray was         predeceased by his beloved wife of 61 years, Dorothy; his parents, William Reed and Elora (nee Lewis) Rigney; and his siblings. We would like to thank West Country Hearth for the many years of kindness, care and friendship that dad found within their walls. We would also like to thank   Westlock Hospital staff and Dr. Keay for their care of dad during his final illness. You truly made it easier for all of us.

In lieu of flowers donations will be gratefully accepted by The Alzheimer Society of Alberta & Northwest Territories, 14925 – 111 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5M 2P6; online donations can also be made to The Salvation Army; or a charity of your choice.



Lee Randall Boswell


February 23, 1971 – June 13, 2017


It is with great sadness the family of Lee Randall Boswell announces his passing on June 13, 2017 at the age of 46 years in Edmonton, Alberta. He will be forever loved and missed by his wife, Sharron; daughters; Destiny (Murray), Samantha (Madison), Zayla and Angelina. Lee also leaves to cherish his memory his father, Art; brothers, Darrell (Brenda), Rocky, Curtis (Shannon), Mark (Sharon), Troy; sister, Monica (Vern); uncle, Danny; several aunts, uncles, many nieces and nephews; as well as numerous extend family and friends.


Lee was predeceased by his mom, Joyce (nee Ricard) Boswell in 1988.


Lee was born February 23, 1971 in Flin Flon, Manitoba to Art and Joyce (nee Ricard) Boswell, he was their youngest of seven children. Lee moved his family to Alberta three years ago where he found his dream job with Horizon North.  He enjoyed his family time, hunting and fishing.


Footprints In The Sand

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed
he was walking along the beach with the LORD.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of
footprints in the sand: one belonging
to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.

He noticed that many times along the path of
his life there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very
lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he
questioned the LORD about it:

"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow
you, you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when
I needed you most you would leave me."

The LORD replied:

"My son, my precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."



Melissa Jayne Ebert

January 10, 1983 ~ June 16, 2017

Melissa will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her husband, Daniel; children, Cooper, and Oaklee; parents, Dale and Jackie (nee Rigney) Zinnick; sister, Candice; brother, Ash (Ashley); niece, Aubree; nephew, Dawson; in-laws, Greg and Donna Ebert; brother in-law, Clint (Ang) Ebert; as well as numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and dear friends. Melissa was born January 10, 1983 in Edmonton, Alberta but grew up in Bon Accord country side. She loved so much. Melissa’s passion was her family, friends, and her work with the Government of Alberta’s Treasury Board and Finance. In accordance with Melissa’s final wishes the family would like to ask that everyone come to the funeral wearing something pink, as well as comfortable, even your favorite Pj’s if you so wish. Melissa loved to be comfortable in her clothing and would like the same for those in attendance of her service




Melina Cecile Paquette (nee St.Louis)

June 10, 1934 – June 12, 2017

It is with saddened hearts that the family announces that Melina Cecile Paquette passed away peacefully on June 12, 2017 at the age of 83 years. Melina will be lovingly remembered by her five children; Denise (Brian) Brenneis, Edmond (Annette), Edward (Madeline), Omer (Denise), Emil (Dawn); eighteen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Melina was predeceased by her husband, Adelard Paquette; parents, Joe and Mary (nee Theberge) St. Louis; brother, Benny St. Louis; and sister, Simone (nee St. Louis) Pelletier.

We are so very grateful to the Citadel Care Center for the care mom received.

In lieu of flowers donations will be gratefully accepted in memory of Melina by St. Catherine Catholic Parish, #19, 54500 Range Rd 273, Sturgeon County, AB T8R 1Z5

Robert John Baker

March 9, 1961 ~ April 16, 2017

His ride is over, a remarkable man. Bob came to the end of his road at 1:11AM Easter Sunday April 16, 2017 in the arms of his beloved wife Barb and adoring family. It was a very short hard fought battle. Robert John Baker was only 56 years old.

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Jean; two daughters, Candace (Matty Green) Baker-Green, Kristin (Kyle Chambers) Baker; step-sons, Adam (Fallon Morland) Morland, Jayson (Angela Brown) Brown, Kenny Brown, Brady (Justine Inglis ) Brown; step-daughter, Dezarae (Kevin Oman) Robinson Brown, Danny (Tanya Pollard) Pollard; grandchildren, Dallas Green, Rhayne Green, Maddox Morland, Brynn Morland, Natasha Brown, Douglas Elliot, Carson Brown, Hannah Brown, Jacob Curry-Brown, James Curry-Brown, Jayse Curry-Brown, Wacey Inglis, Tyrraine Robinson, Austyn Sisson, Bailey Sisson, Mackenzie Pollard and Ana Pollard;

Brother, Ken (Shirley Baker) Baker; nephews, Rick (Stephanie Baker) Baker, Spencer Baker; sister in-law, Lori Baker; Father and Mother in-law Ken and Jean Johnson; brother in-law, Brian (Arlene Johnson ) Johnson; and his best friends, Mark (Virginia Hadwell) Hadwell , Ron (Judy Parker) Parker ; several other nephews, nieces, and many other children who found love and shelter in their home; as well as many more, too many to mention by name but so important to Bob.

Mr. Fix It will always be remembered for the kind, loving & inspirational person he was. Our hearts will be filled with love whenever we think of him. Thoughts of Bob will always bring a smile to the faces of everyone lucky enough to have him be part of their lives.  He spent 25 years working at bubbles, then Best Western for a few months when he finally came across his calling. Working with the Sturgeon Foundation in Gibbons where he loved not only his job but also his co-workers and the residence. He and his wife Barb operated a DJ/Karaoke company Karokonuts for the last 25 years where Bob shared his voice that sounded like an angel with many.

Rest in Peace Bob now your hard painful fight is over, well ours to go on without you is just beginning. You will forever be in our hearts.

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