Liz” Margaret Elizabeth Kohle (née Rigney)

On Monday, September 12, 2022 our kind and loving mother, granny, sister, aunt and friend, Liz” Margaret Elizabeth Kohle (née Rigney), passed away after a short battle with illness. She was 71.


Born on her mother’s 28th birthday, Liz was raised on the Rigney family farm near Bon Accord - the place she would call home her entire life. Liz enjoyed an active, wholesome and independent childhood with her big brother John, younger siblings Gordon and Janet, as well as many cousins and local friends.


Liz always knew she wanted to be a nurse, like her mum, and she graduated from the University of Alberta with a BScN in 1973. While serving as a nurse in Fort Chipewyan in 1974, she fell in love with Saskatchewan-born RCMP officer Ron Kohle, and they were married one year later.


Liz and Ron welcomed two boys, Michael and Stephen, as they lived and worked in various northern communities, before returning to Sturgeon County and back to the Rigney farm in 1994. Liz loved being a mum, but she also loved being a nurse, and she remained a passionate advocate for the health of her community, working mothers, and the nursing profession.


Ron passed away suddenly in 2001, and as Liz’s career wound down, she focused her attention and time on public education. She served four terms as trustee for Sturgeon Public Schools, culminating in winning a province-wide service award in 2020. Liz also proudly served 21 years on the Oak Hill Ranch Board of Directors.


Liz is adoringly remembered by her sons, Michael and Stephen (Jen); grandchildren, Greta, Lachlan, John, Arthur, Calvin and Hugh; brother Gordon (Barb); sister Janet (Gaby); as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, neighbors, classmates, colleagues and friends. We all celebrate Liz’s optimistic spirit, easygoing nature, genuine kindness, and love for her community.


Liz is predeceased by her husband Ron; parents Hugh and Jessie (née Galbraith); brother, John; nephew, Curtis; and her left foot.



A brief viewing for family and close friends will be held
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel
5016 47 Avenue
Bon Accord, Alberta


Celebration of Life

Please join the family in a celebration of Liz’s life
Friday, September 23, 2022
Morinville Community Cultural Centre
9502 100 Avenue
Morinville, Alberta

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Liz to
Oak Hill Ranch Foundation, or your favourite health or education charity.


Evelyn Louise Gibbons (nee Gathercole)
April 24, 1936 – August 22, 2022

It is with great sadness that the family of Evelyn Louise Gibbons (Ev) announces her passing on Monday, August 22, 2022 at the age of 86 years. Ev will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Shauna and Irene; her grandsons, Nate and John; her brother, Don (Wilma); her many sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, her Coffee Gang, and countless friends.

Evelyn was predeceased by her loving husband, Ren; brothers, Sydney, Bob, Tom, Frank, George, Les and Jim; and her sisters, Grace, Fran and Lil.


The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Foyer Lacombe for their exceptional care during her final months.


Celebration of Evelyn's Life


Saturday, August 27, 2022
at 1:00PM
at Sturgeon Alliance Church
4910 -52 Street
Gibbons, Alberta
A light reception to follow.

The service will be live streamed at


Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to
Ronald MacDonald House Charities Alberta
7726 – 107 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T6E 4K3
or online at




Kevin Thomas O'Neill
August 11, 1933 ~ August 18, 2022


It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to a beloved husband, father and Papa, Kevin O’Neill, who passed peacefully with his family by his side, on August 18, 2022, at the age of 89 years, after a battle with cancer.

Kevin was born in St. Brides, AB on August 11, 1933, where he spent his formative years and later retired in Redwater, AB. He met Elizabeth at the Rainbow Ballroom in Edmonton on New Years Eve, married November 24, 1956 and was happily married for 65 years. Kevin and Elizabeth were blessed with three daughters, four grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Papa Kevin started Pipelining at 14 years old and worked in the oil and gas industry for most of his life, which took him and Elizabeth all across Canada, where they built many lifelong friendships.

Over the years Kevin and Elizabeth spent many winters in Phoenix, travelled to Las Vegas, Hawaii and many trips across the United States visiting Elizabeth’s siblings.

Kevin was known for his loving smile, sparkling eyes and love to whistle. His greatest pride was his work and his family. Family get –togethers with his 10 brothers and sisters, children, partners, and grandchildren created life-long memories and bonds for all family members. He led a life worth celebrating and set an example worth emulating.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Elizabeth; daughters, Shelley and Dee;

grandchildren, Candice (Dan), Shauna, Kevin, Owen; great grandchildren, Grayson and Ivy; siblings, Mary (Walter) Royal, Cathy Skakum, Noel (Casey) Martel , Sherry (Duke) Young and Noella (David) Thompson.

Kevin was predeceased by his parents, Cassie Martel and Arthur O’Neill; Step Father, Ernest Martel; brothers, Shaun O’Neill, Arthur O’Neill, Barney O’Neill, Hugh O’Neill, Omer Martel and daughter, Colleen Malonik.

In lieu of flowers please offer an act of kindness to another in memory of Kevin.


Funeral Service

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Viewing at 12:00 pm
Funeral Service at1:00pm
St. Charles Catholic Church
17511 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta

Funeral can be watched via live stream at



Kevin will be laid to rest following the service at
Holy Cross Cemetery
14611 Mark Messier Trail
Edmonton, Alberta


Please join the family in gathering at the hall at
St. Charles Church following the internment
to share stories and celebrate Kevin’s life.





Melvin Ronald Clark

May 17, 1946-July 26, 2022


It is with great sadness that the family of Melvin Clark announce his sudden passing on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at the age of 76 years. Melvin will be missed by his loving partner, Doreen Geislinger; his children, Sheila (Brian) Reed, Neil (Marina) Clark and Craig (Jacqueline) Clark; his eight grandchildren, Laurel Reed, Kaylee Reed, Alayna Reed, Cainwyn Clark, Ainsley Clark, Hayden Clark, Kody Clark and Imogen Clark.


He was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Mary (nee Claeys) Clark of Namao, Alberta and his siblings, Shirley Story and Brian Clark.


Melvin grew up on the family farm near Namao and was the eldest of Harold and Mary’s three children. He was very active on the farm and developed a love for machinery, animals and working with his hands. As a young boy, Melvin was a member of the local 4-H club which he would eventually become the leader of as a young adult. After High School Melvin attended Lakeland College in Vermillion and was a proud member of the alumni, frequently attending the annual reunions at the school. Melvin and his wife, Norma Rigney, raised their three children, Sheila, Neil and Craig on the family farm where he was raised. Along with farming Melvin drove bus for the local school division, a job he proudly did for over 40 years. Melvin enjoyed playing hockey, a passion he passed on to his children and grandchildren. Melvin also continued his leadership role in 4-H as a leader of the Sturgeon Clever Clovers club and Bon Accord Beef Club. Melvin was inducted into the Alberta 4-H Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions to 4-H. In his 50’s, Melvin found a passion for cattle penning and would travel all over Alberta for different penning events. After Melvin stopped riding, he continued his involvement with cattle penning through judging different events. Melvin was also an active member of the Strathcona Vintage Tractor Association and was getting ready to participate in this year's tractor pull. Melvin had a passion for many things and kept himself busy on his many projects and ideas. Melvin loved to learn, create and be involved in anything that interested him.


Melvin has been described as a very social person, he would go out of his way to say hello to anyone he knew. He was always willing to help his family and friends repair or fix anything that wasn’t working and was a wealth of knowledge on older machinery. Melvin was incredibly talented and could often learn something new without much instruction. He loved going to watch his kids and grandkids compete in sport and would always proudly wear a hat with the team logo on it. He will be missed by so many.


Celebration of Life

Plans for a celebration of life are in the works and will take place once the family finalizes the plans.



Mike” Roy Michael Kight

January 15, 1962 ~ July 14, 2022


It is with great sadness the family of Roy Michael Kight also known as Mike, announce his passing on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at the age of 60 years. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; parents, Roy (Loretta); siblings, Glen, Dawn, Kevin, and Sherry; As well as numerous extended family and friends.


Mike was predeceased by his mother, Patricia.


Celebration of Life

Thursday, August 4, 2022
at 1:00 pm
Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel
5016 47 Avenue
Bon Accord, Alberta




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