Deborah Carol Byer (nee Crossley)


June 11, 1954 – February 8, 2019


Deborah Carol Byer of St. Albert passed away on February 8, 2019 with her loving husband Gerald “Jerry” Byer at her side.


“Debbie” Crossley was born on June 11, 1954 and married Jerry on June 22, 1973.  She is survived by her mother, Valerie Crossley; daughters, Jennifer (Kelsey Mowatt) Byer and Leslee (Jerad Mack) Byer; her two beautiful grandchildren, Sheldon Byer and Brynn Mack. She will be lovingly remembered by her siblings Larry (Dolores) Powers, Gary (Alix) Crossley, Greg (Marc) Crossley, Robert (Elaine) Crossley, Donna Marie Crossley, Kelly Vickers, Lisa Crossley, John Crossley and Paula Crossley; as well as numerous extended family and friends. Debbie was predeceased by her father, Robert Crossley in 2003. 


Debbie – aka Debs, Gram, Rocky, “The Baby Whisperer” or “The Best Hug Giver in the Universe” – also had many nieces, nephews, informally adopted children and grandkids who fell in love with her easy going and universally accepting personality.


A Celebration of Life


Saturday, April 6, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Calahoo Commuinty Hall
9, 54500 Range Road 275
Sturgeon County, Alberta

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Memorial Donations
As Debbie loved all children and youth, donations can be made in kind to
Youth Empowerment & Support Services in Edmonton



Robert “Bob” George McRobbie


June 27, 1942 – February 2, 2019


After a long hard fight, Robert lost his battle with cancer on February 2, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He is predeceased by his father, George; mother, Olga; and sister, Ruth. He leaves behind his partner, Shona; children, Jacquie (Bill), Barbara (Mike), Rob (Caroline), David (Danni); stepchildren, Robert (Lori), and Sarah (Randy); sixteen grandchildren; his sisters, Rita (Joe) and Rena (Gary); as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Special thanks to Dr. Erasmus and the wonderful staff at the Redwater Health Centre.

Celebration of Life
Monday, February 18, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00pm
The Jewel Box
Bon Accord, Alberta


Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers donations may be made directly to the

Redwater Health Centre Auxiliary
P.O. Box 39
Redwater, Alberta
T0A 2W0





Marie “Toni” Antoinette Welch (nee Found)

June 21, 1941 – January 25, 2019

Toni will be lovingly missed by her children, Bruce, Kim (Ray), David (Kelly), Robin (Don), and Joanne; her brother Bob (Barbara); stepfather, Don; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Toni was predeceased by her husband, Lance Welch; parents, Dwight and Antoinette (nee Valliquette) Found; and brother, Don Found.


Graveside Service
Saturday, May 25, 2019
at 11:00 am
Bon Accord Cemetery
Bon Accord, Alberta

A luncheon is to follow



George Biddiscombe

July 11, 1935 - January 22, 2019

George Biddiscombe of Morinville, Alberta said goodbye to us on January 22, 2019 at the age of 83 years. George will live on in the hearts of his loved ones. At George's request no service is to be held. Those wishing to send flowers are asked to consider instead a donation to the Foyer Lacombe Palliative Care Unit.




Elizabeth “Betty” Sawatzky

August 2, 1926 – January 3, 2019

Heaven just got a little brighter when our Mom passed away peacefully on January 3, 2019. We have so much to be grateful for as our Mom loved her family first and foremost.

Born in Aberdeen, SK on August 2, 1926 to the late Julius and Maria (née Freisen) Schellenberg, she was one of 8 and was predeceased by her 7 siblings. Along with being a Mom, she was a Grandma, a sister, an aunt, a friend, a homemaker, an Avon lady, a store clerk and a volunteer to name a few.

If you asked Mom how she was doing, she responded with "super duper"! Mom was faith-filled, never a complainer and had a quiet strength that saw her through battles with breast and bladder cancers, strokes and a heart attack. She was kind to all and always had a smile. She possessed endless musical and sewing talents, loved a good joke and the sound of laughter. She will be missed for her creativity, sense of humour, goodness of heart, but mostly for her love of family and friends. Mom always said she had the "3 best kids in the world", but we know we had the best Mom in the world. Missing her dearly are her children, Garnet, Kevin, June (Rick Buchanan) Sawatzky; grandson, Kyle Ross; she is also missed my numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Wetaskiwin for the care and compassion provided.

Following her wishes, there will be no funeral; cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, donations to your local Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.



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