Therese Marie Lavoie (nee Lafrance)
December 21, 1929 ~ March 8, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother Therese Marie Lavoie on Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 at the age of 92 years.

Therese was born in Lafond, Alberta on December 21, 1929. She was the 7th child of Joseph and Marie Lafrance’s family of 11. She loved being on the farm, she enjoyed helping her mother washing clothes, gardening and sewing. One of her fondest memories growing up was helping her older sister Yvette bake large batches of bread.

At the age of 20 she decided to travel to Edmonton to visit her sister Ida. During her stay, Ida mentioned that the Grey Nuns at the General Hospital were looking for a housekeeper for their private quarters. With Ida’s referral mom was hired as their private housekeeper. It was there that she met our father Xavier Lavoie, he was known as “X the orderly”. After a brief courtship they were married on October 26,1949 in St. Paul, AB. Their life was busy raising 12 children, 9 sons and 3 daughters. The family has grown to include 22 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Once their children were raised, they spent several years volunteering at the Catholic Renewal Centre in downtown Edmonton where they met many wonderful people. They filled their time attending prayer breakfasts, seminars and retreats; it was a huge part of their lives until Dad’s health declined. Mom’s focus and dedication turned to taking care of Dad. There isn’t any doubt in our minds that she made all the difference in the quality and longevity of his life. Our father rallied all his life through sickness, sadly Dad passed away with mom at his side, on July 29, 2007.

Mom was a natural caregiver, she went above and beyond to help any of her extended family members that came into the city. Helping others gave her great pleasure, yet she never expected anything in return. She never wanted to impose or be a burden. Raising such a large family with Dad’s health issues meant she had to learn to drive, at a time when very few women drove in the city. Anyone that knew her, knew she loved to drive, she knew every nook and cranny of this city.

As she reflected on her life she shared; “The lord blessed me with a large family and it did wonders for me, I see that I was destined to be a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.”

Mom, we will see your reflection and hear your voice echo in the things you left behind, in the memories that will touch us when we least expect them, in the stories you shared, in the family traits you passed down and in the love that will keep you close to our hearts forever...we love love you and we will miss you....

Therese leaves to mourn 9 children, Andre (Tina), Paul (DR), Maria (Lorrie), Lucie (Bruce), Francois (Mile), Bernard, Dominique, Angele (Pat), and Antoine; 22 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren; daughter in-law, Myra; her brothers, Robert Lafrance and Albert (Renee) Lafrance; sisters, Annette Blanchette and Denise Joly; sister-in-laws, Agnes McDonald and Marie McDonald; as well as numerous extended family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Xavier Lavoie; sons, Jean Louis Lavoie, Alphonse Lavoie and Arthur Lavoie; her parents, Joseph and Marie Lafrance; brothers, Leo-Paul Lafrance, Luke Lafrance and Henri Lafrance; sisters; Gertrude Tremblay, Yvette Tremblay, Sr. Ida Lafrance.

Special thanks are extended to the staff at Kipnes for their kindness, care and compassion.


A Mass of Christian Burial

March 17th, 2022
at 11:00 am
St John Bosco Catholic Church
13503 - 40 Street
Edmonton, Alberta

This service will be streamed online by St John Bosco Church at the below links;


Evergreen Memorial Gardens


Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to

Kipnes Centre for Veterans
4470 McCrae Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6M8
or a charity of your choice.

Lorraine Joy Zuk (nee Stanick)
February 15, 1935 ~ February 11, 2022

It is with great sadness the family of Lorraine Joy Zuk of Edmonton, Alberta, announce her passing on Friday, February 11, 2022 at the age of 86 years.

Lorraine is lovingly remembered by her 2 sons, Ken, Jim (Tracy); grandchildren, Paul, Katie, Lee (Talia) and Kyle; 3 great grandchildren; one brother, Gerald Stanick; nieces, Leslie, Toni and Laura; as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Lorraine was predeceased by her husband Paul; parents, Agnes Manwieler and Barney Stanick; sister in-law, Mary Stanick; aunt, Nell Pollard; uncles, Bob and Nick Gracel.


A Celebration of Life
Saturday, March 12, 2022
at 1:00 p.m.
Vegreville United Church
5126 48 Avenue
Vegreville, Alberta



Daniel Albert Montpetit
November 23, 1928 ~ February 22, 2022

It is with a deep sense of sorrow and loss, our family announces the passing of Dan Montpetit formerly of Legal at the age of 93 years, on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in St. Albert, Alberta.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Bertha; his daughters, Wendy (Paul) Dubois and Cathy (Art) Proulx; son, Kevin (Shirley) Montpetit; seven grandchildren, Neil (Michelle) Dubois, Jacqueline (Craig) Clark, granddaughter in-law, Colleen (Chris) Rossnagel, David (Amanda) Proulx, Raymond Proulx, Marc (Jolene) Proulx, Léna (Mike) Stenhouse and Patrick Montpetit; 15 great grandchildren, Danica, Daylan, Cainwyn, Ainsley, Imogen, Emry, Nya, Dylan, Nathan, Jayden, Claire, Philip, Keira, Hayden and Grayson; sisters, Elza, Dolores, Rose Marie; sister in-laws, Karen Montpetit and Ruby Schneider; as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Dan was predeceased by his parents, Patrick and Bernadette Montpetit; brother, John; sister, Lorraine; grandson, Brian Dubois; and granddaughter in-law, Kathleen Proulx.

The family would like to thank the staff at Citadel Care Center in St. Albert for the care and compassion they provided to Dan during his time there.


Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Dan to
Stollery Children's Hospital
800 College Plaza, 8215 – 112 Street
Edmonton Alberta
T6G 2C8


Funeral Mass

A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated on
Thursday, March 3, 2022
at 10:30 am
to join the service through livestream go to: St. Emile Parish, Legal, Facebook.





Linda Gay Lukan (nee Howerton)
July 23, 1953 ~ January 7, 2022

It is with great sadness the family of Linda Gay Lukan (nee Howerton) announce her passing on Friday, January 7, 2022 at the age of 68 years.

Linda was born in Manning, Alberta to William and Darlyne (nee Hodgson) Howerton, Linda grew up together with her siblings, Wendy, Cody, Dale, Wes, Lea Ann, and Guy. The family moved to Pine Point in 1970, it was there that Linda met her husband Gerry Lukan. They enjoyed an active lifestyle and were involved in many community organizations in Pine Point, they also enjoyed dirt biking, camping and visiting friends and family. Tragically, Gerry was killed in a workplace accident in 1984.

She will be dearly missed by her children, Brian (Deanna) and Lana (Scott); her grandchildren, Kaylee, Matthew and Brandon; her siblings, Dale (Raymond), Wes (Cathy) and Lea Ann; as well as other family and friends.

Linda is predeceased by her beloved husband, Gerry; her parents, Bill and Darlyne; sister Wendy; and her brothers, Cody and Guy.

Celebration of Life

In lieu of current covid restrictions a Celebration of Life will be held in May 2022,
please RSVP to Brian before May 1, 2022.

Linda will be laid to rest next to her husband at the
Notikewin Vale of Peace Cemetery
north of Manning, Alberta at a later date.



Diedrich “Deed” Unrau
1936 ~ 2022
It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather Diedrich Unrau on Monday, January 17, 2022 at Extendicare Eaux Claires in Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 85 years. He was born September 26, 1936 in De Salaberry, Manitoba to John and Caroline (nee Bansen) Unrau.
Deed leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Lorna; children, Wayne (Christine), Leslie (Sheryl) and Shannon (Mark); 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister, Helen; brothers, Henry (Helen) and Nick (Marge); sister-in-law, Mary (Ed); as well as numerous extended family and friends.
Deed was a pipefitter for over 56 years in the Local Union 488 and he retired in 2009. In his retirement, Deed and Lorna enjoyed travelling to places like Nashville, the Caribbean, Reno, Vegas, Great Falls Montana, Strathmore, Winnipeg and to the Peace Country. Deed enjoyed country music, woodworking and relaxing on the patio with his dog Mojo. He was a very generous person who had a unique sense of humour. He was loved and will be missed by all his family and friends.
Diedrich “Deed” was predeceased by his father, John, his mother, Caroline and several brothers and sisters.

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