Mary Margaret Catagas
January 6, 1951 ~ September 20, 2020

It is with reverence that the family of Mary Margaret Catagas announces her peaceful passing with family by her side in Bon Accord, Alberta at 6:03 a.m. on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the age of 69 years.



Mary was born on January 6, 1951, in Clanwilliam, Manitoba, Canada, to John Alexander Catagas and Rose Ann Amyotte. She and her siblings were raised on the Tootinaowaziibeeng (Valley River 63A) Treaty Reserve east of Roblin, MB. During her lifetime, Mary lived all across Canada and the United States including in Winnipeg, Dauphin and Oklahoma City with many years spent in Edmonton.



Mary was very proud of her son, Sean, whom she loved dearly. They spent many hours watching westerns and martial arts movies together and loved to eat out at different places. She worked in many jobs over the years ranging from home care worker to security guard. Mary enjoyed collecting trinkets, reading books, attending Cree classes and doing beadwork. She loved to get out and ride her bike, listen to gospel or country music and absolutely loved sweets!!! Mary had an amazing personality which drew people into her circle of friends. She was known for being spunky, stubborn, caring, independent, loving, giving and having room in her heart for everyone.



She was honoured to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since her baptism on August 30, 1980. She had amazing faith and loved going to church. She felt it helped her learn to be a good mother to her son. In the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, Mary found a loving Jesus who guided her throughout life and, now, back again to her heavenly home.



Mary is survived by her son, Sean (Nicole) Catagas of Bon Accord, AB; grandchildren, Chanell Yvonne House, Tanya Mary Nepoose, Cesar Oscar Blood, Jaysen Nepoose, Kayden Storm Paul Catagas, Dakota Lee Howard Catagas, Nakita Rain Mary Catagas and Kyda Skye Victoria House; honourary grandchildren, Dawn Barrett, Charity House, Tyler Cooper, Wade Nepoose, Pesch Nepoose, JLynn Wilson, Dominic Wilson and James Deering; siblings, Jeanette Catagas of Brandon, MB and Mervin (Mildred) Catagas of Roblin, MB; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.



She has reunited with her parents, John Catagas and Rose Ann Amyotte; step-father, Philip Anderson and step-mother, Ida Houle; siblings, Nellie Lena May, Ernest Winston, Gerald “David” Wendell, Evelyn Emily, and Charles Gordon Catagas; Roy Alfred, Charity, Stanley, and Joseph Edwin Anderson; and Norman Catagas. Mary will be interred at the New Anglican Cemetery in Tilton, NL, near her grandson Nicholas Sean Young-Catagas.




 

Gloria Ann Barley
May 8, 1984 ~ September 9, 2020

 

It is with heavy hearts the family of Gloria Ann Barley announce her sudden passing at age 36 years, at the University of Alberta Hospital with her family by her side. Gloria is survived by her 2 children, Donte and Ayanna; parents, Arne Hass and Barbara Barley; sister, Colette (Inderjit); brother, Jonathan (Karmen); 3 nephews, Ajay, Ashton and Damien; best friend (sister) Christine (Daniel) and Lehland; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.

 

 

Elsie Lena Hicks
November 4, 1932 ~ September 10, 2020

 

She softly smiled and looked into the sad eyes of her husband and daughters and she said “So long, country bumpkin, the frost is gone now from on the pumpkin. I’ve seen some sights and life’s been something. See you later country bumpkin”.

 

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Elsie Hicks (nee Letersky) who passed away September 10, 2020 at the age of 87 years. Elsie was the glue that held together a large family of 6 girls, 14 grand kids, 15 great grand kids and a loving husband. The passion she had for her family was undeniable and allowed for each of us to truly grasp the powerful relationship between a husband and wife. Terry and Elsie went through good times and bad, never losing sight of what was important – their family.
Her perfect sassy attitude and love for her family will live on in each family member and the many wonderful memories of Elsie Hicks will be forever cherished by all.

 

She is survived by husband, Terry; children, Debbie (George), Ryan ( Lauren, Everett & Kemper), Brett ( Mark, Dylan, Caleb, Blake). Linda (Bill), Justin ( Brandy, Bently, Cailyn, Harper), Jaret ( Amanda, Odin), Jordan. Lorin (John). Cindy (Shane), Meagan (Blaire, Marek, Oaklyn), Myles (Courtney), Melissa (Rance, Emmett, Memphis, Tucker). Leslee, Halley, Logan. Tania (Corey), Nolan, Nevan, Bailey (Haley, Sophia), Nathan (Jade).

 

Predeceased by her parents, Mary and Joe; siblings, Olga and Terry.

 

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Elsie
to the Kidney Foundation Canada
at kidney.ca

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth "Betty" Ileen Atkinson
July 23, 1942~ March 23, 2020

 

Betty passed away peacefully on March 23, 2020 at Royal Alexandra Hospital at the age of 78 years old. Elizabeth will be lovingly remembered by her sons, James Jr. (Debbie) and John (Cythnia); daughters, Gabriel (Bob) and Beverly; grand children, Jeff, Daemon, Bradley, Jasmine, Jasmine, Ashley, and Kaitlyn; great grandchildren, Hailey, Macey, Paige, and Abbey; brothers, Barry, Bill and Brett; sister, Brenda; step brothers, Brian, Joe, Jack and David; step sister, Billie Jo; as well as numerous niece, nephews, extended family and friends.

 

Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband, James; parents, Bruce and Vera; daughter in law, Gail; and son in law, Rick.

 

Elizabeth loved reading, knitting, crochet, gardening, animals, watching tv, word search books, cooking, decorating, and sitting in a lazy boy chair. Elizabeth worked at Alberta Agriculture, Food & Rural Development for 38 years plus other jobs.

 

 

James George Atkinson Sr

November 2, 1938 ~ February 5, 2020

 

Jim passed away peacefully on February 5, 2020 at Rivercrest Care Centre at the age 81 years. James will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Betty; sons, James Jr. (Debbie) and John (Cythnia); daughters, Gabriel (Bob) and Beverly; grandchildren, Jeff, Daemon, Bradley, Jasmine, Ashley, and Kaitlyn; great grandchildren, Hailey, Macey, Paige, and Abbey; sister, Shirley; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

 

James was predeceased by his parents, James and Grace; brothers, William "Bill", Robert "Bobby"; sisters Ethel, and Shirley; daughter in law, Gail; and son in law, Rick.

 

James loved woodworking, classic cars, outside, gardening, farming, fixing, animals, watching tv, and sitting in a lazy boy chair. James worked at Fiber Glass Canada (Owens Corning) for 38 years plus others jobs. Even though he was grouchy in appearance he always loved his family. He also always had a dog by his side.

 

The family is sincerely grateful to the staff at Rivercrest Care Centre and Dr. Stecyk for their care in dad's last few days.

 

 

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