Leonard Harold Parkin
May 24, 1943 ~ July 17, 2020

 

Leonard Harold Parkin born May 24, 1943 in Calgary, AB passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on July 17, 2020 in St Albert, AB.

 

An accomplished teacher, consultant and counsellor, he expertly understood people and worked passionately to empower others. Through his work and guiding principles, he profoundly bettered the world around him, choosing a life of connection and caring. He was positive, confident, genuine, accepting, and supportive to all. Those who were guided by his wisdom can attest to his ability to effect change in the world, and challenge anyone else to do the same, one step at a time.

 

He is predeceased by: his parents Grace (nee Currie) and Harold Parkin; Josephine (nee Chamberlain), daughter Lisbeth; Louise (nee Kennedy), and daughter Michaela.

 

He is survived by: his children, Brennen (Christina); and Renae (Trevor), grandchildren Wynter, Esmae, Maeve; wife Corinne Helliker, her children; Elissa (Shaun), grandchildren Zoe, Joshua; and Ryland (Shannon); dearest friend Coralie (Philippe), Pierre and Justine; and loving family worldwide.

 

For Len, family was everywhere; not only rooted all across Canada but in the friendships he highly valued and relationships curated. To all those close to Len, who journeyed alongside him from youth to university through retirement, who filled his head and heart with friendship, love, ideas, and connection: Thank you.

 

Len’s avid appreciation for music and life’s natural beauty allows us to continue to share special moments with him even after his passing; quiet reflections outdoors, the majesty of the mountains, and especially through melody. Lovingly remembered, never forgotten. May his final words always bring serenity and warmth, guiding you to connect meaningfully with others; after all, “It’s all about love”.

 

Chad Allan Critchley “Captain Critch”
September 11, 1967 ~ July 22, 2020

It is with great sadness the family of Chad Allan Critchley announce his sudden passing from a medical condition on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the age of 52 years. Chad will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by his children, Chayce, Shelby and Brady; wife, Wendy Critchley (nee Hnatiuk); parents, Bryan and Gail (nee Carruthers) Critchley; brother, Chuck (Tracey) Critchley and their children, Jesse and Teyana; father in-law, Del (Sandy) Hnatiuk; sister in-law, Trudy (Matthew) Stewart and their children, Alec and Evan; as well as numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, extended family and very dear friends around the world.

Due to the current Covid 19 situation a private family service will be held.

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Chad to
STARS Air Ambulance
STARS Head Office
1441 Aviation Park NW, Box 570
Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7

 

 

 

Jannetje “Jenny” Hinks (nee van den Brink - Calvelage)

1941 – 2020

On Monday, July 13, 2020 the Lord, in His infinite wisdom and mercy took unto Himself Jannetje at the age of 78 years.

She was predeceased by her husband Jerome, her son Gerardus and husband Jacobus Gerardus.

She is survived by her 4 children and their spouses: Corinne (Ron) Vervoort, Arlene Calvelage, Jacob Calvelage and Jacobus (D’Arcy) Calvelage; 10 grandchildren, Antoine Mariage, Marc Mariage, Eric Madu, Andy Madu, Christopher Calvelage, Diane Madu, Meaghan Leigh Calvelage, Casey-Marie Calvelage, Shawn Calvelage and Brent Calvelage; 8 great-grandchildren, Tehya-Renae, Gauge, Kaiden, Ronan, Aubrey, McKenzie, Barett and Koa-Lana; as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Jannetje was born in Renswoude, the Netherlands to Jacobus and Aartje van den Brink on the 18 th day of December 1941. She was the second child of 9, Otto (deceased), Albert, John (deceased), Trudy, Gerda, Wilma, Gary (deceased), and Jack. She immigrated to Canada in 1957 with her parents, brothers, and sisters. She met her first husband on her way to Canada and married in 1958. Together they had 5 children.

 

 

 

Garry William Dunford
November 15, 1964 ~ July 5, 2020

Garry William Dunford passed away suddenly in Fairview, Alberta on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at age 55 years.

Garry worked in a variety of jobs over the years. Most recently, he was employed at the New Grand Hotel, bar-tending and providing security. Prior to moving to Fairview, he operated a taxi business in Westlock, Alberta for several years. He had a passion for fishing, and much of his leisure time was spent enjoying this activity.

Garry is survived by his Mother, Linda Kinstlers; siblings, Timothy (Carissa) and Debbie Kinstlers; nephews, Thyson MacKenzie, Jakob and Michael Kinstlers, all of Surrey, BC.

Garry was predeceased by his step-father, Jack Kinstlers.

Gerald Robert Van Brabant

November 28, 1962 ~ July 8, 2020

 

Gerald was survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Sharon; his three daughters, Rose, Amy and Leanne; his mother, Madeleine Van Brabant; his siblings, Elaine Yakimowich, Gary Van Brabant (Doris), Georgette (Robert) Honey, Dianne (Roland) Nolette, Norman (Jocelyne) Van Brabant, Larry Van Brabant (Kathleen) and Annette (Shawn) Kincade; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Gerald was predeceased by his father, Andrew Van Brabant and his brother in law, David Yakimowich. With his bright smile and full-hearted laugh, Gerald will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Gerald's family wishes to express their sincere thanks to Stars and the many doctors and nurses that worked on and cared for him at the Royal Alexandra Hospital ICU ward and to his family doctor for his care over the years, DR. D. Zalasky.

 

Due to the current Covid 19 situation a private family service will be held.

 

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to
Stars Air Ambulance Services
or
Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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