Jason Scotty Brown

May 1, 1981 - April 18, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Jason Scotty Brown on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at age of 37 years. Jason is lovingly remembered by his son, Ethan Bubley; parents, Mike and Carmen Dubas; sister, Sandy (Randy) Reid and their children Noah, Brooklyn, and Gabrielle; as well as numerous extended family and friends.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019
at 6:30 pm
Fable Garden Hall (Old Rec Centre)
10010 - 101 Avenue
Morinville, Alberta.


Celebration of Life
following Reception
until 10:00 pm
Fable Garden Hall (Old Rec Centre)
10010 - 101 Avenue
Morinville, Alberta

Robert Graham Lewis

1922 -2019

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Bob Lewis of Bon Accord, Alberta on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Morinville, Alberta at the age of 96 years. Bob leaves to mourn his children, Barbara (Steve) Collier, Dale Lewis; daughter in-law, Kay Lewis; seven grandchildren, Rodney (Anna), Greg (Kristy), Curtis, Ryan (Kellie), Kristin (Gary), Erinn (Carmen), and Graham (Erin); eight great grandchildren, Cole, Parker, Tyson, Kiera, Mikaela, Carissa, Isabelle, and Evan; sister, Mary Lewis; brother, Vernon Lewis; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Bob was predeceased by his wife, Irene (nee Beals) Lewis; parents, Charles and Bertha (nee Stewart) Lewis; son, Dean Lewis; sisters, Olive Sullivan and Shirley Chubb; brothers, Stewart and Thomas; and best friend, Frank Chubb.

Thanks to the staff of Spruce View Manor and Aspen House for their care and kindnesses over the years of his care.

Memorial Service
Saturday, April 13, 2019
at 1:30 pm
Gibbons Community Cultural Centre
5115 - 51 Street
Gibbons, Alberta

Memorial Donations
may be sent to: Nature Conservancy of Canada, Edmonton Office,
Suite #106, 10050 - 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5K 2J1
Charity of your choice

Donald “Don” Pyska

August 3, 1936 – April 2, 2019

With heavy hearts the family announces the passing of Donald “Don” Pyska on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the age of 82 years. Don is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Jean; daughter, Jacqueline (Doug); sons, Jarrod (Christine), and Chris (Ali); grandchildren, Ashley (Ryan), Dustin, and Reese; great grandchildren, Jebidiah and Greta; one brother, Edward (Leona); sisters, Helen Kaminski, Gwen Thom, Betty (Cecil) Wycott, Eileen (Arvey) Olson, Lily (Peter) Hoekstra, Cindy (Ron) Cross; as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Vincent and Katherine; sister, Sophie; brother, Stan; nephews, Quentin, Dale, Brian, and Robert.

Public Viewing
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
4602 – 50 Avenue
Gibbons, Alberta

Celebration of Life
Friday, April 12, 2019
at 1:00 pm
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
4602 – 50 Avenue
Gibbons, Alberta

Memorial Donations
Alberta Cancer Foundation
710, 10123 - 99 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3H1

Charity of choice



Kenneth Rex Hills

August 7, 1953 – March 30, 2019

On Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the age of 65 years, Kenneth Rex Hills, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family members, after a difficult battle with cancer. Ken leaves behind his wife, Evelina and her three children; his children, Kelly (Nigel) Mader of Lloydminster, and Shawn, Dawn and Kaitlyn Hills of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Ken also leaves behind his brothers, Ray (Julie) Hills, Pat (Jackie) Hills, Dwain (Lori) Hills; sisters, Donna and Brenda; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Donald and Lorraine; and brother-in-law Mark (Brenda) Pegg. In lieu of flowers please consider donations in memory of Ken to the Canadian Cancer Society.

At Ken’s request, there will not be a funeral service.

Norma Lois Soetaert (nee Rigney)

November 9, 1949 - March 20, 2019

It is with wonderful memories and heartfelt sadness that the family of Norma Lois Soetaert (nee Rigney) of Riveire Qui Barre announces that she passed away at the age of 69 years on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. She will be missed by her loving husband, Phil; her children, Sheila (Brian) Reed, Neil (Marina) Clark, Chris (Amber Segarac) Soetaert, Tom (Darla) Soetaert, Craig (Jacqueline) Clark, Ron (Amy) Soetaert; the jewels of her heart, her 16 grandchildren, with whom she shared her many passions by making quilts, stitching and scrap-booking; her siblings, Donald (Heather) Rigney, Joyce (Bob) Anderson, Marsha (Rob) Paradis; as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Norma was predeceased by her parents, Ray and Dorothy (nee Cummings) Rigney of Bon Accord, Alberta.

Norma grew up on the family farm near Bon Accord, Alberta and was the eldest of Ray and Dorothy’s four children. Norma was very active in the local 4-H club where she participated in gardening, sewing and beef projects for many years. When she was 17 she moved to Edmonton and attended the University of Alberta where she graduated in 1971 from the faculty of Education. Norma then married and moved to a farm just outside of Namao, Alberta where she raised her three children, Sheila, Neil and Craig. Norma taught at Namao Elementary School and later at Sturgeon Composite High School teaching foods and sewing. In 1988 she began teaching in St. Albert, Alberta at Paul Kane High School where she stayed until her retirement from teaching in 2010. During those same years she was a 4-H leader of the Namao Buttons, Bowls and Bolts club where she led many young people, teaching them to sew and cook. In 2006 Norma met Phil Soetaert and over the next few years they were married, expanding her heart to include Phil's children, Chris, Tom, and Ron. Following the marriage, Norma joined Phil in Riveire Qui Barre area where she has enjoyed the past few years on the very busy family farm. During this time, she worked for the department of Education developing curriculum for the CTS and apprentice areas of Alberta Education. After she “retired” she did some private work for the Pulse board, developing many interesting new recipes. In the past few years she truly retired and spent much time in Mesa, Arizona where she loved being with Phil. Norma looked forward to going to Mesa to enjoy the heat and could often be found in the sewing room continuing to work on her latest project. Norma courageously battled cancer over the last few years with the support of her husband and family.

Norma has been described as someone who loved life, her family and always had a project on the go. She was always taking classes and learning about new things while also inspiring and teaching many people from young to old. All her talents can be found throughout her home and in her children’s homes in the scrapbooks, stitched pictures and hand made quilts, a true legacy. She will be missed by so many.

The family extends many thanks to the staff at the Cross Cancer Institute for the care and compassion they provided.

Celebration of Norma's Life

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
at 1:00 pm
Sturgeon Alliance Church
4910-52 Street
Gibbons, Alberta

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Norma to
Alberta Cancer Foundation
710-10123 99 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T5J 3H1


Alzheimer Society of Alberta & Northwest Territories
14925 – 111 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5M 2P6



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