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.

Anything loved is not lost.


Bernard (Bernie) John Honish

July 5, 1940 ~ November 5, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bernard John Honish on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the age of 77years. Bernie will be lovingly remembered as a caring father, a loving husband, and a kind and generous Christian by his loving wife of 57 years, Joan; his children, Lori (Brent) and Jaime (Bessy); his grandchildren, Dustin (Megan), Jenna (Kean), and Dexter; his siblings, Rufus (Lucille), Sylvester, Jeneatt (Claude), and Delephene; as well as his many extended family members and friends.

Bernie has departed to join his daughter Holly, but he will remain here always in our hearts.

The family is sincerely grateful to Sturgeon Community Hospital for their care.


Memorial Service

Saturday, November 11, 2017
2:00 pm
Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel
5016 – 47 Avenue
Bon Accord, Alberta

In lieu of flowers at the request of the family memorial donations will be gratefully accepted in memory of Bernie by The Mustard Seed, 10568 – 114 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 3J7

Gerard (Gerry) Elam Gillingham

April 5, 1957 ~ October 24, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Gerard Elam Gillingham at 60 years of age on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

Left to mourn his passing with fond and loving memories are his wife, Katherine Kelly-Gillingham; children, Kristie-Ann (Alan) Kirsch, John, Isabella, Jessica and Ross; sister, Jacqueline King; godmother, Ann (Frank) Blake; mother-in-law, Geraldine Kelly; sisters-in-laws, Shelly (Andrew) Burt, and Juanita (Frank) Beason; brother-in-law, Adam Kelly; nieces and nephews, Jonita (Jeff) Forbes, Dr. John Paul (Laura) King, Jason (Darlene) Skiffington, Kayla(Justin) Brenton, Johnathon Beason, Jayden Beason, Alissa Burt, Jeremy Burt, and Jessica Kelly; great-nieces and great-nephews, Alex, Bailey, Ashlynn, Caiden, Adelyn, little baby Jack and Oliver who called him Papa; as well as a very large circle of other relatives and  great friends.

He is predeceased by his parents, Elam and Phyllis (nee Loftus) Gillingham; father-in-law, John Kelly; and brother-in-law, Jack King. 

Gerry was a wonderful, kind-hearted man who was always there to lend a hand and whose home was always open. His big eyes and soft smile were always waiting for you at the kitchen table. His love for being in front of the stove cooking up a scoff was one of his trademarks. He loved Sunday drives, being outdoors in the woods, being with friends but most of all he loved his family.  

Gerry will be remembered and forever loved by all who knew him.

Celebration of Life

November 25, 2017
Canora Community League
10425-152 Street
Edmonton, Alberta

Rose Marie Poworoznik


June 30, 1932 ~ October 23, 2017


Our loving mother, Rose Marie Poworoznik passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 after a valiant fight with cancer.  She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched. Remembered most for her welcoming and open arms, the farm was home to everyone; always smiling she seemed to handle a full house with ease! 


Known as being a mom to all, Rose was lovingly referred to by everyone as "Aunty Rose”. Whether you stopped in for a few hours, days or weeks you could be sure that an extra plate would be set on the table for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


Rose is survived by her husband of 64 years, Mike; her children, Robin, Taira (Ray), John, (Roxy) and Michael; her grandchildren, Amy, Shawn, Jessie, Kelsey, and Zachary; her great-grandchildren, Shaylynne, Elijah, Dakota, Austin and River; her great-great-grandchildren, Wren, Finnley, and Gabriel; as well as numerous extended family and Friends.




Memorial Service
Monday, October 30, 2017
11:00 am
Morinville Community Cultural Centre
9502 – 100 Avenue
Morinville, Alberta

 In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your local food bank and/or to the hospice who lovingly cared for Rose in her last days. Please send your cheques to the: Covenant Foundation for Foyer Lacombe, 1st Vital Avenue, St. Albert, Alberta T8N 1K1



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