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Lawrence Roy Hrycun

December 20, 1946 ~ March 21, 2024

Lawrence Roy Hrycun, beloved father, husband, and brother, and friend to so many, passed away peacefully after a long battle with prostate cancer on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at the age of 77 at Redwater Health Centre.
He was born in the Radway Hospital on December 20, 1946, the ninth and final child in the family. His childhood on the homestead in the Newbrook Area instilled a lifelong commitment to family and a strong work ethic. In 1966, he found his passion for carpentry while attending school at NAIT, becoming a journeyman carpenter, and spent much of his life meticulously working on construction projects. Lawrence also spent 25 years of his career in real estate until 1996 when he returned to carpentry. 
Lawrence and Terraleen “Terry” first met through co-workers in 1982, were married by August of 1983 and have been inseparable since then. They built a life full of love with their family of three sons and freely gave each other independence. They were committed to their community and spent their time golfing, curling, and participating in many other community events through the years. 

An avid sports enthusiast, Lawrence’s passion for games was unparalleled, including playing hockey with his three boys on the community rink, which he maintained and helped build. His love of cars was obvious to everyone by the pristine condition of every vehicle he owned. And he could be found by any dessert table, with an unmatched sweet tooth.

Lawrence is survived by his wife Terraleen; his three sons Michael (Tricia Kushniruk), Ryan and Warren; two sisters Helen (George) Chahley and Michaelina Hrycun (George Emsland); two sisters-in-law Rosie (Walter) Hrycun and Emily (Paul) Hrycun; as well as many cherished nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Cathrena (nee Lotka) Hrycun; his siblings Mike (Olga) Hrycun, Walter Hrycun, Annie (Metro) Zetaruk, Olga (Ben) Domshy, Victor Hrycun, and Paul Hrycun. 

Thank you to all the staff at the Redwater Health Centre for their kindness and empathy.

Lawrence’s memory will be cherished, and his presence will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

A Celebration of Life 

Saturday, March 30, 2024
at 1:00 pm
at the Redwater & District Pioneer Club
4916 – 50 Street
Redwater, Alberta
All friends and family are welcome

Memorial Donations

The family asks that in lieu of flowers you please consider a donation to the community foundation of your choice. Pride in community and family was something Lawrence valued. 

Rita Agatha Carrothers (nee Klotz)

March 28, 1935 ~ March 12, 2024

On Tuesday, March 12, 2024 Rita Carrothers passed away at the age of 88 years.

Rita will forever remain in the hearts of her children, Kathy (Doug) Coffin, Brenda (Dean) Rigler, Donna Axani, Holly (Jim) Danylak, Darren (Marcy) Bitz; grandchildren, Candie, Derek, Nicole, Lindsey, Lisa, Kristen, Jena, Jamie, Kevin, Ashley, Aaron and Ryan; 18 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous extended family and friends. 

Rita was predeceased by her parents Dominic and Cecilia (nee Heidt) Klotz as well as  numerous siblings.

Funeral Service
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
at 11:00 am
St. Matthew Parish
13131 – 86 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta

Memorial Donations In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation 

Gordon Joseph Arthur Perrott

October 25, 1934 ~ March 9, 2024

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we announce the passing of Gordon Joseph Arthur Perrott, our beloved Dad, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and dear friend to many.

Gordon will be missed and lovingly remembered by his children Donna, Wendy, Brian and Silke, Shelley and Kevin; grandchildren Trisha (Everett), Trevor (Meaghan), Brendan (Robyn), Neil (Shelby), Kyle (Shelby), Erin (Todd), Amie (John), Kailee, Rowan, Clay, Jason, Shaun and Christie (Steve), Dayne (Jenny), Anika (Trent), Rachel (Jayd); 26 Great Grandchildren; siblings Lillian (Robert), Vivian (Henry), Art (Marilyn), Ron (Alice), Larry (Joan), Rita (Gus), Marvin (Linda), Carol (John); sister in laws, Doreen, Marge, Johanna, Roberta and Madeleine; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

He was predeceased by his wife Lucy; parents Charles and Madeline; his brothers Gerald, Gilbert and Raymond; his brother in-laws Norman Brenneis and George Kluthe; and his son in-laws Darrell Sheehan and Keith Langrell.

Funeral Mass
Monday, March 25, 2024
at 11:00 AM
St Emerence Catholic Church
26500 AB-44 #401
Rivière Qui Barre, Alberta.

Memorial Donations
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Gordon’s name to
WEST COUNTRY HEARTH at 26504 Sec Hwy 633, Sturgeon County, AB, T8T 1R9

Aime Roger Morin

April 1, 1934~ February 25, 2024

On Sunday, February 25, 2024 Aime Roger Morin of Onoway, Alberta passed away peacefully at the age of 89 years, after a short stay at the Misericordia Hospital. 

Aime will be dearly missed by his children Roger Morin of Morinville, Doris (Don) Bouvier of Whitehorse, Richard (Eleanor) Morin of Smoky Lake, Jeannine (Lane) Ives of Onoway, and son in-law Chris Puff of Carbondale; 16 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; sisters Carmelle and Viv; brothers Morris, Lee, Florent, and Chris. 

Aime was predeceased by his wife Rita Morin (nee Shaub); daughter Nicole; daughter in-law Doris; grandson Mark Ives; parents Lucien and Annie; siblings Rose, Victor, Camille, Tennessee, and nephew Gilbert Morin. 

Celebration of Life
Saturday, March 30, 2024
at 12:00
St Albert Inn
156 St Albert Trail
St. Albert, Alberta
Lunch to follow 

For Rita and Aime will be held at the 
Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum 
14611 Mark Messier Trail
Edmonton, Alberta
at 11:00am, prior to the Celebration of Life.  
All those wishing to attend are welcome. 

Memorial Donations
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
 Second Chance Animal Rescue Society

Eddie Bozniak

September 4, 1934 – February 26, 2024

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Eddie Bozniak, in Redwater, Alberta. He was formally from Waskateanu, Alberta. Eddie leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years Joan; two sisters Ģrace (Orest) and Darlene (Barry); brother Ugene (Vicky); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Eddie was predeceased by his father Alex, mother Lucy and brother Almer. You will be missed by all that knew and loved you. 

At Eddie’s request there will be no funeral service.  

Olga Bilecki (nee Melnychuk)

May 21, 1933 – Feb 15,2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Olga on Thursday, February 15, 2024. Olga is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Peter; children, Gary (Joanne), Steven (Shannon) and Lori. She was predeceased by her parents Daniel and Mary (nee Omelusik) Melnychuk of Thorsby, Alberta. Family would like to thank the Redwater Long Term Health Centre for the love, care and support they provided. As per her wishes there will be no funeral. Family and friends are invited for a 

Celebration of Life 

Thursday,February 29, 2024

11:00 am –5:00 pm

Waugh Polish Recreational Society Hall

58218 Lily Lake Rd

Sturgeon County, Alberta 

Ann Kathleen Rose Jackson

January 8, 1941 – February 13, 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we share that our beautiful mother, Ann Jackson (Haughn) passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Mom was born in Cold Lake, AB where she was raised with her sister Karen. In her younger years Mom played ball as a back catcher competitively, their team was very successful. Mom was also known as a real prankster, especially to her cousin Wilson. Mom married Ernest Keast who tragically died in a car accident early on in their marriage and later married Austin “Red” Haughn. Mom started her life in Cold Lake Alberta, moving to Hinton, Alberta, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan then Edmonton and later to Legal, Alberta where she bought her acreage. God blessed us (Mona, Ernie, Andrea and Tracy) with the gift of having Ann as our Mother, she taught us so many valuable lessons throughout her life and ours. Through the years Mom had various careers ranging from night auditor to bookkeeper and many in-between. Always working, always moving up and onward, sometimes holding two jobs at the same time. Mom’s work ethic was second to none, a trait which she instilled in all of us. There was no quit in her. Mom’s love of family and friends always came first. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy and she loved hearing about all the silly stories that came along with each and every one of them. Mom also loved all the cute stories that Andy would share, it was like her very own version of “Kids Say the Darndest Things” where she was front and centre. Mom’s heart was always the fullest when her kids were united, and she was surrounded by family. Mom had an infectious sense of humor, and her laugh was contagious. Mom loved dancing and the old country music, especially Kenny Rogers. She had a passion for reading which she passed on to all of us as well as a creative side which came out in various forms. If there was any type of craft project, you could count Mom in to participate. Mom loved to play any board game and all card games. Mom loved to do puzzles, play games and “paint” on her ipad. We were quite impressed that she ventured into the tech world – even if those adventures meant there were quite a few I.T. calls made to Mona and Greg. Mom loved going to the cottage at Dore Lake where she would spend countless hours visiting and socializing with all her lifelong friends and absolutely loved a fresh fish fry. Mom also loved her acreage outside of Legal where she loved and thrived with the rural way of life. Our Mom loved flowers, all flowers, the brighter the better. Mom also loved anything homemade including all the canning, preserves and meals that Ernie would make for her, she had her own personal restaurant, which just happened to serve all of her favorite menu items. Mom enjoyed any and all of the sweets and treats which we made for her. Mom was a fantastic cook and loved to be in the kitchen. Her cooking skills were incredible – her clean up in the kitchen talents, not so much, that’s what we were there for. “Whoever did the cooking, didn’t do the cleaning”. Mom really enjoyed the homemade bread and buns that Tracy would bring or have ready for her on the visits, her own personal bakery. Mom passed on her love of cooking to all of us which is so incredible where we all still
exchange recipes. Mom loved curling! All of us have so many memories of Mom curling in the ladies curling club. The curling bonspiels were legendary and as children, we spent a lot of time in curling rinks cheering her on. We could always count on Mom losing her voice after a bonspiel, with her being skip of her team and calling the shots loud and clear. After Mom “retired” from curling, you had to time your phone calls to her during the winter months so that you could get her undivided attention during curling season. In Mom’s later years she became a real fashionista and loved everything to match. She also loved having her nails done and they were always so beautiful. Mom would not leave home without her makeup on either. Mom was such a compassionate person to her friends and family, she genuinely cared about all and inquired about everyone always. Some might call it nosy (not us of course – at least not within hearing distance), we knew she preferred the terminology of caring and concerned, which she really was, she had the biggest heart. Mom was so fun to tease; she gave as good as she got back. In the last few years, Mom struggled with health issues and the Doctors would call the family in, only to have Mom rally and tell those same Doctors that “she was not ready to go”, she was a fierce warrior right to the end. With Mom’s grit and determination, she was fighting every day and eventually, God recognized how tired she was and He called her home so that she could finally be at rest. 

Mom is survived by her four children; daughter Mona (Greg) Fairless, Johnathan Fairless (Liam), Melina (Sean) Eide (Kinley); son Ernest (Ernie) Keast (Oaklynn, Cimarron and Cheyenne), Amanda (Matt) Rimes (William), Andrew Haughn; daughter Andrea Haughn, Brittany (Nathan) Nicolas (Theo, Grace and Ozzie), Katherine (Norm) Wiens (Emry and Maddie), Jacy (Chris) Braaten (Kyan, Jake and Isaac); daughter Tracy (Todd) Ruszkowski, Vince (Desiree) Ruszkowski (Viktor and Ila), Landon (Alannah) Ruszkowski (Natalia and Aria). Her sister, Karen (Hank) Lemky and their son, Ward (Josie) Lemky (Andrew and Charlotte), and their daughter Kim Lemky (Savannah and Keats). Mom was predeceased by her parents Wilson and Margaret Jackson, her infant brother, Wilson Jr Jackson and her husband, Ernest Keast. Mom was very blessed in all the care that Ernie gave her while she lived on her acreage as well as how Mona took her to her many medical appointments, nail appointments, lunch dates and was her chauffer in the later years. We also want to thank Greg for stepping up when Mona was unable to take Mom. We want to thank you for all that you did. We would like to thank the Chateau Sturgeon Lodge in Legal for all the care they provided Mom as well as the residents who welcomed her with open arms and gave her such a sense of community, she treasured each and everyone of you and you all hold a special place in our hearts for being there for our Mom when we couldn’t be. We are forever grateful to you all. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Ann to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation for premature and sick babies. 

Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 20, 2024
at 2:00 pm
Club 60 Roses
4840 50 Avenue
Legal, Alberta

Andy Wayne Serink

1950 – 2024

Andy Serink passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 22, 2024 after a two -year battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by Irene, his wife and partner in life for 52 years, son Ian and wife Dana, and their children Adam and Brittan; daughter Jillian and husband Rob MacPhee and their child RK (Robert), and daughter Amy and husband Andrew Nuytten, and their children Sophie and Finlee. He is also survived by his brother and best friend Darwin and wife Linda, brother Kelsey and wife Connie, sisters Marlene Stutt, and Gaile and husband Larry Schneider: Irene’s siblings and their spouses, Lynda and Don Bland, Rick and Stella Rowswell, Judi and Jerry Woytack, Mac and Jeannie Rowswell, Garth and Luanne Rowswell and Ian Rowswell, as well as many nephews and nieces and their children.

He was predeceased by his father and mother, Mike and Anne Serink, and in-laws Dick and Winnie Rowswell.

He was born November 25, 1950, and raised on a farm east of Gibbons and south of Redwater. He was very proud of his farming background and continued to farm with his brother Darwin until 2006. He also worked 10 years for Imperial Oil – Redwater Fertilizer plant, then ventured out as a contract pipeline welder and later consultant in the oilfield industry. He garnered many friends and associates along the way. He was hard-working, strong and determined, and courageous to the end. We will miss him dearly, but he will always remain in our hearts and thoughts.

The family would like to thank all the doctors and staff over the past two years at the Cross Cancer, the UofA Hospital, Fort Sask. Community Hospital, Rivercrest Hospice, our local physician Dr. Osuagwu, and the palliative care team out of Morinville and Edmonton, as well as all the staff at Gibbons Remedy Rx. Andy was given the best care and attention by all of them.

We would also like to thank all the family, friends and neighbours who kept in constant contact with Andy over the past two years and took his mind off his illness. He was very strong, but your support helped keep him going and will not be forgotten.

He won’t have any lawns to mow or snow to push around, but if there are conversations to be had in the afterlife, then he will play an integral part in those. Never met anyone who could garner so much information out of complete strangers in a brief encounter – he loved life and people, his Chesapeake dogs and his cars, sports, reading and music. Most importantly he loved and was very proud of his children and their spouses and his grandchildren – they will keep his spirit alive.

Andy asked that we have a “Celebration of Life” in warmer weather, so we will honour that request and will follow up with family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your local food bank or charity of choice.

Valerie Anne Noonan (nee Langlois)

September 20, 1948 ~ February 23, 2024

It is with great sadness the family of Valerie Anne Noonan (nee Langlois) announce her passing on Friday, February 23, 2024 at the age of 75 years at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. She will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by her husband of 54 years Colin Noonan; daughter, Deena (Roger) Smith; son Everett (Stephanie) Noonan; 7 grandchildren Everett, Joshua, Jessica, Elizabeth, Calista, Trafford and Summer; brother Edwards Langlois; sister Cynthia Lounsbury; as well as numerous extended family and friends. Valerie was predeceased by her parents, William and Vera (nee Deehan) Langlois.

Dale Robert Womacks

Dale Robert Womacks passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at the age of 51 years. He leaves behind his daughter, Tennia (Tyler); his sons, Dane and Taylor; 3 grandchildren; his mom, Betty Womacks; 2 siblings, Kevin Womacks and Kim Rochette; as well as several aunts and uncles and cousins.Down a dirt road, a boy with red hair, freckles, bare feet and a contagious grin, boldly walks towards the sun to begin his next adventure. This is the Dale most of us remember fondly. For those who knew him and loved him, our hope is that now he is peacefully at rest.Family would like to request that in lieu of flowers you please consider a donation in Dale’s name to The Stollery Children’s Hospital or your local Food Bank.Family would like to thank you for your words of comfort and caring thoughts at this difficult time.An open house will be held at a later date to celebrate Dale’s life.

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