June Aretta Holmes

October 4, 1924 - December 29, 2017

June passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was a woman of strength, intellect and humour. June was a cherished friend, caring mother and proud grandmother and great grandmother. Though her body failed her these last 4 years, she was always eager to discuss world affairs, women's rights and was an advocate for animal protection. She chose to leave this earth as she lived her life - with dignity, grace and serenity. June is lovingly remembered by her children; Jeanne Findlay (Reg), Cathryn Reynolds (Wayne), Bruce Kroker (Diane), Heather Groves (Greg), Doug Kroker (Barbara), Jim Kroker (Heather), and Bonnie Spence (Darcy); as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family thanks the staff at St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital for their care and kindness. As per June's request a private family celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to SCARS (Second Chance Animal Rescue Society) Box 3045, Athabasca, AB T9S 2B9 or www.scarscare.org.  

Robert John Draper

March 1, 1959 – January 2, 2018

It is with immense sadness that our family announces the sudden passing of Robert Draper on January 2, 2018, at the age of 58 years.

He will be forever loved and missed by his partner, Mariana; daughters, Tehra (Richard) and Kristen; step children Loriann, Troy and Jesse; grandchildren, Demi, Bree, Shaye, Mikayla, Gavin and Conner; brothers, Garry (Teri), Wayne (Lorraine) and Randy (Cindy); sisters, Bernice (Stuart) and Lisa; best pal, Larry; as well as many extended family and friends.

Robert was predeceased by his father, Robin; and mother, Ethel.

Rob was a free-spirited man who loved nothing more than to sit around a campfire with his family and friends drinking beer and telling stories. As it was his wish, we would like to honor his life the same way he lived it and will be having his celebration of life this coming summer. Additional details will follow.




Dr. Kenneth E. Glover, BSc, DDS, MSD, MRCD (C)

August 26, 1937 – December 23, 2017

Ken was born in Victoria, B.C. to Charles (Ed) and Eleanor Glover.  He was committed to lifelong learning and attended the University of Alberta majoring in science and dentistry.  He served on boards and committees resulting in the Gold “A” Ring, his membership in the Golden Key Society, and his naming as Chairman of the Graduating Committee.  While at school, he met and married the true love of his life, Elinor. 

Upon graduating, Ken and Elinor moved to Vermilion where he established his dental practice.  Ken also served as a town Councillor, was involved with the Kinsmen Club, and served the Boy Scouts as a Regional and District Commissioner.

After five years, the family moved back to Edmonton where Ken taught clinical Pedodontics to undergrad dental students, while associating with a group dental practice in Bonnie Doon.  He continued his work with the Boy Scouts as Regional Commissioner for Northern Alberta, and helped coordinate the Artic and Alberta Jamborees.  His Scouting contributions resulted in both the Medal of Merit and the Silver Acorn Award.

Ken furthered his studies pursuing a Pedodontics, Orthodontics and higher education program offered in Seattle, Washington.  Upon completion, the family returned to Alberta, where Ken was appointed Chairman of the Orthodontic programs at the Faculty of Dentistry.  Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to Professor, and continued the full time Orthodontic teaching position until 1991, when he was appointed a Department Chairman with responsibilities for six dental specialties, including orthodontics.   

He also served as elected President of the Canadian Association of Orthodontists (CAO) for 2001 – 2002.  He served at the CDA level as the orthodontic specialist representative to the Agreement on Internal Trade and to the Clinical Collaboration for Clinical Practice Guidelines in Dentistry.

To say that Dr. Ken Glover was both a doer and a teacher is an understatement.  As a practicing dentist, orthodontist, educator, administrator and dutiful citizen of the Canadian dental health community, Ken rarely missed the opportunity to obtain further education and share that knowledge with patients, peers and students. 

In light of all of his achievements, Ken’s greatest love was his family.  With his final breath, he adored his wife, Elinor.   Together they were a unified and harmonious force founded on true love, tireless devotion, shared responsibilities, generosity and boundless support for one another.  They created, raised and loved three compassionate and kind children.  As a father, he inspired us with his unbridled enthusiasm to educate, to serve, to give and to improve people’s lives.  Our home was filled with daily laughter, celebrations, inspiration and unending adoration for each other.  Ken lived his life full of integrity, passion, wit, humor and love, with an undying dedication to excelling in all of one’s pursuits.  Ken believed wholeheartedly that “one should leave something better than one found it.”

Ken was predeceased by his loving wife of 49 years, Elinor (d. 2008), his treasured son Brian (d. 2012), his beloved daughter Karen (d. 2011), his youngest brother Bill (d. 2014) and his parents Ed and Eleanor.

Ken is survived by his daughter Diane; daughter-in-law, Nicole; his brother, Donald (Joyce); niece Cathy; nephew Bob (Margot) their two daughters, Laura and Anna; his sister-in-law Jackie; niece Jennifer (Kelsey) Kowal and their two children, Lily and Andy; nephew Ryan (Kathy) Glover and their two children, Oliver and Emmett.   Ken’s surviving cousins include: Sandra Laing (Victoria), Mary Ann Roueche (Victoria), Brent Pedersen (Drumheller), Gayle Pedersen (Drumheller), and Maureen Moore (Calgary).

Ken was not deterred by a challenge. Perhaps his greatest challenge was his last, his battle with dementia. We had the pleasure and the curse of a very long goodbye with that kind and gentle man.  You can rest now pappy.  The family wishes to acknowledge the care, support and love shown by the nurses and staff of the 4th floor Lynnwood. 

A celebration of Ken Glover’s life will occur in the summer of 2018.  If you wish to receive additional details, or simply want to communicate well wishes, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   We shall communicate with you personally.


If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, Ken would have preferred contributions to the Glenrose Hospital “Dentistry for Life” program, providing dental care for vulnerable and underserved people.  Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, Attention: Annual Giving Manager, 10230 – 111  Avenue, Edmonton, AB. T5G 0B7





David Dwayne Graves

August 26, 1969 ~ December 12, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Dwayne Graves on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the age of 48 years. David is survived by his son, Brandon Scheerle; father, Stanley (Josie Gordy) Graves; mother, Aldrena (nee Taylor) Graves; brother, Colin Graves;   sisters, Valerie (Jay) Graves and  Debbie (Brian) Geiger; nieces and nephews, Melanie, Rebecca, Troy, Jordan, Owen and Eric Grulke (Sharlene’s husband); great nieces and   nephews, Montana, Madison Van Zandt, Brian Badcock, Olivia, Marcus and Ava Grulke and Gage; his very   special friend, Jenny Guittard; as well as numerous extended family and friends.

David was predeceased by his grandparents, James and Katherine Graves, Ivan and Laura Taylor; and his niece Sharlene Grulke.

Celebration of David’s Life 

Thursday, December 21, 2017
at 1:00 pm
Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel
Bon Accord, Alberta







Barbara Jadine Wisniewski


December 11, 1958 ~ December 6, 2017


Barbara is lovingly remembered by her parents, Kazimierz and Rosa (nee Winter); daughter, Rebecca; son-in-law Jeremy; brother Bob, his children Danny (Karina) and Leah, and their mother Ana; sister, Alice and her children Joshua, Andrea, and Joseph; sister, Ursula; as well as numerous extended family and many friends.

Celebration of Barbara’s Life 

 Monday, December 11, 2017
1:00 pm
Christcity Church
Edmonton, Alberta








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