Melvin Earl Tourangeau
April 13, 1947 ~ January 11, 2022

It is with great sadness the family of Joseph Melvin Earl Tourangeau announce his passing on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at the age of 74 years.

Melvin is remembered by his partner, Tina Twin; his daughter, Laura Tourangeau; his grandchildren, James Tourangeau, Tyrone Thompson, Aaron Thompson and Melissa Thompson; his sisters, Theresa Martineau and Mable Sikorski; brother, Chuck Tourangeau; as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Melvin was predeceased by his parents, Sylvester and Annie (nee Desjarlias) Tourangeau; siblings, Walter Tourangeau, Albert Tourangeau, Louis Tourangeau, Oscar Tourangeau, Alma Jacknife and Margaret Gantz; and wife, Sharon Rose Longmore.

 

Celebration of Life
A private family service was held Friday, January 21, 2022

 

 

Patrick Glenn Campion
April 15, 1950 ~ January 11, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Patrick Campion announce that he went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at the age of 71 years after a short battle with cancer.

Survived by his devoted wife, Carol Campion; he was a loving father to Janine Saurette (Phil), Dawn Magnusson (Tim), Kim McQueen (Brian), Derek McComb (Carrie) and Keren Crossland (Corie); grandfather to Alice Saurette, Isla Saurette, Steven McQueen, Kayla Alcock (Jared), Riley McComb (Mystie), Thessaly Brown (David), Will Sammon, Nicholas McComb (Darby), Jessica Wiebe (Eric) and Matthew Clarke; great grandfather to Aubrey, Carson, Joleigh, Jaxon, Oaklynn and Aiden; also survived by his siblings Gerald Campion (Linda), Carol Fabick, and Valerie Scheck (Glen), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Predeceased by his parents, George Campion, Laura and Archie Williams and his sister, Barb Symesko (Reg).

Anyone that encountered Patrick would tell you of his larger than life personality, his immense love for the Lord, his undying love for his family and friends and of course, his insatiable love for all sports and especially the Calgary Flames. He was such a giving person and the love flowed out of him like sunshine lighting the world around him. He truly wanted to bless each and every person that he came into contact with. He was so grateful for the little things that most people take for granted. A phone call, a visit, a smile ~ that’s all it took to truly make him shine. He taught us how to love without judging, bless without worry, accept others as they are and to give without expecting anything in return. We may have had to say goodbye but his infectious smile, his laugh and his big heart will remain with us always and he will be sadly missed by all.

 

Funeral Service
At Patrick’s request, there will be no Funeral Service or Celebration of Life.

 

 

 

Philip Botha
April 23, 1938 ~ January 7, 2022

On January 7, 2022 Mr. Philip Botha of Coronado, Ab passed away at the age of 83 years. Philip is lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Selma; his son, Kevin (Melissa); grandchildren, Nova and Deklan; his daughter, Jennifer; sisters, Martha (Cal) of Fort St. John, Olympia (Ken) of Red Deer, Rachael of Red Deer; brother, Joseph of Edmonton; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, Alex and Dora Botha and sister, Joyce Botha.

In tears we saw you sinking, we watched you fade away.
You faced your task with courage, your spirit did not bend.
And still you kept on fighting, until the very end.
God saw you getting tired, when a cure was not to be,
so He put His arms around you and whispered “Come to Me”.
So when we saw you sleeping so peaceful and free from pain.
We could not wish you back to suffer that again.
God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts.
Always loved and forever missed by your family and friends.”



Celebration of Life
A Celebration of Life is to be held at a later date.

 

 

 

Gertrude Isabelle Owen
September 29, 1941 ~ December 30, 2021

 

It is with great sadness the family of Trudy Owen announce her sudden passing on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the age of 80 years.

Trudy was born and raised on the family farm west of Bon Accord, she was the youngest child of William and Florence Mulligan. Trudy resided at Bon Accord for the first 70 years of her life before moving into Diamond Spring Lodge in Redwater, Alberta 10 years ago.


Trudy leaves to mourn her passing her daughter, Vivian (Ron) Tidsbury; son, Robert (Sheila) Owen; grandchildren, Amanda, Victoria (Rob), Nicole (Sean), William (Christine), Tyson, Dwayne (Brandi), George (Jacqueline), Eric, Laurence (Teresa); her beloved great grandchildren, Jordan, Liam, Christopher, Annalee, Wyatt, Nolan, Aleksander, Emily, CJ, Melina, Kacie and Hailey; her sisters, Maizie Ward and Patricia Barrett; as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Trudy was predeceased by her parents, William and Florence Mulligan; brothers, Henry, Clarence, Robert, Ralph, Lloyd, Floyd; sisters, Kathleen and Ella.

 

 

Memorial Service
A Memorial Service will be held later this year.

 

 




James Denzil Stuart
1952 ~ 2021

With great sadness the family of James Denzil Stuart announce his passing in Edmonton, Alberta on Monday, November 22, 2021 at the age of 69 years, after a prolonged period of dementia.

Jim or Jamie was predeceased by his parents, Ramsay and Margery Stuart; and his brother, Chris Forster.

He is survived by his sisters, Helen Stuart (Barry) and Jane Carruthers (Neil); nephews, Stuart (Becky) and Reid; niece, Grace (Adam); as well as great nephews, Luke and Marshall; and great niece, Azaleia.

Jim grew up in Bon Accord, and had many friends in the area. Anyone who knew Jim would instantly recognize his great sense of humour, cutting wit, and uncanny ability to do impersonations! He could be quite charming and his grinning smile was infectious.

Jim began travelling in 1972, and lived overseas for 40 years in New Zealand, Japan, England, and Cambodia, as well as travelling extensively in Europe and S.E. Asia. He taught English, spoke fluent Japanese, and he earned his Black Belt in karate. Jim taught himself to play the guitar and became an accomplished guitarist.

He returned to Canada in 2012, in ill health and lived in various facilities due to his dementia. While at one such facility, Jim became bored in the confines of the garden courtyard, so he jumped the fence and started to run laps around the adjoining vacated schoolyard. The staff were frantically calling to him over the fence - “James! Please come back!”. Jim would jog past them and declare, “I’m running laps - if I were running away, I’d be running in a straight line!”

He later moved to Spruce View Manor in Gibbons where the staff and many of the residents, made Jim feel at home and would help him if he got confused. One dear lady, Margaret Houghton, adopted Jim like a son, taking him to the Legion for a beer, where he was a popular dancing partner, or “dragging” him down to game night.

Though very self-deprecating, Jim had a strong sense of social justice and throughout his travels he continually helped people who were underprivileged. He was often instrumental in helping young teens to get jobs that would not normally be available to them, thereby saving them from abject poverty.

He remained true to his roots, as a decent and kind man, but his temper never failed to flair up if he saw an injustice being done! At Schonsee Lifestyle Options, the staff and other residents became part of his family, particularly when Covid restrictions curtailed visits. One of the staff expressed her deep regrets at his passing. She said, “We will really, really miss him!” What a fitting tribute to a life that was well lived and lived on his own terms.

Jim’s family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and caregiving staff who were involved in his care over the last 10 years.

At Jim’s request, there will not be a funeral service, in lieu of flowers, anyone who wishes, can make a donation to the Red Cross or to the Alzheimer’s Society, with our deepest appreciation. Helen, Jane, and family.

 

 

 

 

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