Lillian Marie Martens

January 21, 1943 – September 26, 2019 

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Lillian Marie Martens on September 26, 2019 at the age of 76 years. A loving devoted mother, grandmother and friend to all whose lives she touched.

She was born January 21, 1943 in Erickson, Manitoba to Steve and Anne Katchur. She is survived by and lovingly remembered by her children, Alvin, Debbie, Dwayne, and Cheryl (Jim); grandchildren, Chelsea, Aaron, Riley and Taylor; and all those she loved and touched deeply.

Lil lived a full life as a wonderful mother, homemaker and worker in the property management sector while still a farm girl at heart. Most of all she loved her family and instilled in them strong values that have served them well. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

Those who knew Lil know she hated being fussed over and would rather give than receive. In lieu of funeral services and to honor Lil's character we ask that all who wish to participate make a donation to your favorite charitable organization on the 77th anniversary of her birth January 21, 2020.



Clifford Harrison Wagar

May 21, 1949 – August 28, 2019

Cliff passed away in his sleep, at the age of 70 years, after a lengthy stay in hospital and a losing fight with pneumonia. Cliff was born in Grande Prairie and spent his early years in Wembley and then in Edmonton. After his marriage to Earla in 1972 they moved from Edmonton to Stony Plain to Vauxhall to Redwater.

Cliff leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Earla (nee Carefoot); son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Kelly; his precious granddaughter, Tayten; as well as his sister, Alice ; sister-in law, Heather; and a huge array of extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Earl; his mother and step-father, Mary and Nik Lautner; and his two brothers, Gordon and Kennith.

It can't be said that Cliff had an easy life but he did enjoy it. A trucking accident when he was 40 changed the direction of his life, but it didn't stop him from appreciating his favorite hobby of fishing and sharing fishing stories with his friends.

Cliff's family would like to express a very special thank you to all the staff at the Redwater Health Centre who made his stay there so comfortable.


Graveside Service
Saturday, September 21, 2019
at 1:00 pm
Waskatenau United Church Cemetery
1 Mile South of Hwy 288, RR 195


Celebration of Cliff’s Life
Saturday, September 21, 2019
following Inurnment
Redwater Pioneer Club
4916 – 50 Street
Redwater, Alberta
Alberta service will be officiated by Earle Sharam, D. Phil.
Please join us to share in the service and celebration of Cliff's life.

Memorial Donations
If you wish, donations can be made to Earla’s charity of choice
Waskatenau United Church Cemetery Memorial Fund
Box 392
Waskatenau, AB
T0A 3P0
a charity of your choice.

In Loving Memory of
Doris Carleton
June 26, 1931 – August 30, 2019


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Doris Joyce Marjorie Carleton (nee Gervais) on August 30, 2019 in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. She leaves to mourn her loving husband of 69 years, William (Bill) Carleton; Children, Tom (Fidelina), Kirk (Bernice), Penny Frazier (Tom), Chris (Penny); Grandchildren, Amanda Prefontaine (Cory), Adam Carleton (Anna), Evan Carleton (Nicole), Trisha Carleton, Clint Frazier, Emma Frazier (Christan), Riley Frazier, Cole Carleton (Heidi); Great-grandchildren, Bailey and Avery Prefontaine, Lily and James Carleton; Sisters, Celia Conley and Anne Trembly (Louis); Sister-in-law, Doreen Pawluk; Step grandchildren, Will Remmen (Jill) , Lorelei Muyres (Shane), Leanne Tubbs (Blaine), Chris & Warren Bates; Step great grandchildren, Austin, Kolton & Colin Muyres, Brendan, Tristan & Cameron Tubbs, Damon, Seth & Makayla Bates; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.

Doris was predeceased by her parents, Mederic and Mae (nee Williams) Gervais; siblings, Leon, Donny, Anita and Gail, and granddaughter Tara.

Doris liked to refer to herself as a coal miner’s daughter with fond memories of growing up with her family in the Cardiff area.  She married the love of her life, Bill, in 1950 and went on to raise four children on their family farm near Bon Accord. Doris was very active in the community – volunteering countless hours to many good causes and making countless good friends over the years. She loved the outdoors – gardening in the summer and taking her “snow pictures” all winter long. She was an artist at heart and enjoyed drawing, painting, knitting, sewing, needle art, copper enameling, leather crafts and anything that required a creative mind and steady hand. She was always up to try something new. Doris was also a great writer and wrote two memoirs: When I was A Child and The Next Chapter as well as numerous poems. She probably loved spending time with children more than anything though, and leaves behind so many happy memories with all the little hearts she touched in her life journey. She will be very much missed by everyone who knew her. 


Celebration of Doris's Life
Friday, September 13, 2019
at 1:00 pm
Sturgeon Alliance Church
4910 - 52 Street
Gibbons, Alberta


Memorial Donations
To honor Doris's love of writing and the many books she read to all of us growing up,
donations may be made in her memory to:
Friends of the Bon Accord Public Library
Box 749, Bon Accord, Alberta T0A 0K0



Norman Joseph Beaupre

May 7, 1955 ~ August 14, 2019 

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Norman Joseph Beaupre on Wednesday August 14, 2019 at the age of 64 years.  Norman will be dearly missed by his son, Blaine Beaupre; his mother, Jean Groner; his two sisters, Marlene (Ron) Peterson, Linda (Trent) Bulger; his sister-in-law, Lori (Nick) Stockton; his nephews and nieces, Derek (Pam) Peterson, Cindy (Rob) Beecher, Shawn Beaupre, Jeff (Rebecca) Beaupre, Jessica (Justin) Lobe, Megan (Ryan) Schiewe and Katelyn (Derrick) Zawaduk; his great nephews and nieces, Hayley, Kennedi, Ryan, Mackenzie, Devon, Parker, Harlie, Greyson, Charlotte, Alaina and the youngest Remi; as well as his many friends that he made throughout his life.

Norman was predeceased by his brother, Remi and his father, Maurice.


Funeral Service
Saturday, September 7, 2019
at 1:00 pm
Royal Canadian Legion
10120 – 101 Avenue
Morinville, Alberta

Memorial Donations
Please consider a memorial donation
in Norman’s name to
Saint Jean Baptiste Cemetery Perpetual Care



Edith Mae Kowalski (nee Jenkins)
May 7, 1955 - August 15, 2019

On August 15, 2019, Edith Mae Kowalski (nee Jenkins) formally of Bon Accord, passed away at the age of 89 years. Born of Bon Accord pioneers, Edith Mae always maintained her passion for making the most out of life. There were always new adventures to explore, despite hardships. Her talents ranged from gardening, flower arranging, crafting, copper enameling, knitting, macramé, weaving, lapidary, cake decorating, cooking, dancing, and helping out on the family farm. These tasks are now completed as her life's journey has reached its end and she is reunited with the love of her life, Stan.

Edith is survived by her son, Kevin and Bear; daughter, Tami and Lloyd McArthur; as well as numerous family and friends. 

Her smile and ability to get along with anyone will be missed by so many.


Celebration of Life
Saturday, August 24, 2019
at 2:00 pm
Bon Accord Community Hall
Bon accord, Alberta

Memorial Donations
BC & Alberta Guide Dogs
7061 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC V4K 3N3
Bon Accord and District Agricultural Society
Box 576, Bon Accord, Alberta T0A 0K0




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