Author: Rebecca

David Brian MacDonald

March 30, 1950 – April 5, 2024

David Brian MacDonald, of Cardiff, Alberta, passed away Friday, April 5, 2024 at the age of 74 years.

He was predeceased by his parents Maurice and Edith (nee Mahar) MacDonald.

David or Brian, depending when you met him, was born March 30, 1950. He is the third oldest in a family of 13, a much beloved brother.

Moving around as a child from one end of Canada to the other, he eventually met his love, Janet Helmeczi and they married May 19, 1972. Shortly after had two children, Katrina and Kelsey. Moving around often in the province of Alberta the family finally settled in Cardiff.

David, a Jack of all trades and a master of most, would often help friends and family. Be it car issues, construction or even a place to stay, David was your man.

The MacDonald/Mahar sense of humour is legendary and wasn’t lost on David. He always had a smile, laugh, and a quick reply. He could always make you smile, which made it such a pleasure to be around him.

David is remembered by everyone who knew him but especially his family his wife Janet; his children Katrina (Jason) Brown and Kelsey (Alex Miledis) MacDonald; his grandchildren Evelyn, Vivian, and Darien.

Ever the big kid, David, well loved by all, was a special favourite with his grandchildren. His Christmas decorations and snow mazes/forts will always be remembered.

David travelled across North America in his career in construction. He made many friends wherever he was. He was renowned for his work ethic. He also employed many family members and became a mentor to many.

David leaves this world a little darker than it once was and will never be forgotten.

We’d like to thank Foyer Lacombe staff, friends, and family that have prayed, visited, and supported us in these final months. These efforts have given David and his family comfort.

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers please donate to SASHA (St. Albert Sturgeon Hospice Association) https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/59672
or your favourite charity.

Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 20, 2024
at 10:00 am
Morinville Rendez Vous Centre
9913 104 Street
Morinville, Alberta
Bring your tissues and your memories to be shared with friends and family.

Brenda Mary MacDonald (nee Berthiaume)

April 9, 1957 – April 7, 2024

It is with profound sadness Brenda Mary MacDonald’s husband Frazer MacDonald announces her sudden passing on Sunday, April 7, 2024 at the age of 66 years. Brenda was born on April 9, 1957 in Ottawa, Ontario to Jack and Mary (nee Billy) Berthiaume. Brenda is survived by her loving husband and high school sweetheart of 47 years Frazer MacDonald. Brenda and Frazer shared over 50 years of happiness and good times together. Brenda was predeceased by her parents, and brother Rick. At Brenda’s request no service will be held and cremation has taken place. 

Richard Leslie Chapman

January 17, 1943~ April 3, 2024

Richard Leslie Chapman born on January 17, 1943 in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at the age of 81 years. Richard leaves to mourn, Frances Chapman (nee Hall), his loving wife of 62 years; his 3 children Mary-Ellen (Stefan) Farkas, Marcie (Ron) Haukenfrers and Chris (Christine Waters) Chapman; grandchildren Christine, Lorelie, Michael, Evan, Daniel, Coral, Emma, Cody and Luke; numerous great grandchildren; his sisters Iona Bird (nee Chapman) and Donna Goldbaum (nee Chapman); his brother Al Chapman; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Richard was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Ellen (nee McKenzie) and his sister Muriel Gerardi (nee Chapman).

Memorial Service
Saturday, April 20, 2024
at 1:00 pm
Redwater Alliance Church
22017 Highway 38 (52 Avenue across from Tim Hortons)
Redwater, Alberta

Reception to follow at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 251
4708 50 Avenue, Redwater, Alberta.

Memorial Donations
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Richard to Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.

Joseph Michel Berube

July 20, 1969 ~ March 25, 2024

It is with profound sadness that we the family of Joseph Michel Berube announce his passing on Monday, March 25, 2024 at the age of 54 years. He was a resident of Edmonton, Alberta at time of passing, but was formerly a resident of Bathurst, New Brunswick. Michel was born on July 20, 1969 in Barthurst, New Brunswick to the late John Burube and the late Josephine Doucet.

He leaves behind his son Cory (Nana) and soon to be grandchild; daughter Samantha and grandchildren Ariel and Donte, whom he loved very much. He also leaves to mourn his sister Jacquelin, Pauline (Lorenzo), Alice (Clifford) and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends which he adored. He will be sadly missed by his fiance Roxee Bird and his beloved dog, his best friend and buddy Baby.

He was predeceased by his parents John Berube and Josephine Doucet, sisters Dianne and Nicole and brother Alfred (T.-P.T).

A Cremation has taken place, burial to be held at a later date in Bathurst, New Brunswick.

Rest In Peace Michel.

Memorial Service
Thursday, April 11, 2024
at 2:00 pm
Bon Accord Funeral Chapel
5016 -47 Avenue
Bon Accord, Alberta

Lorrie Ann Pearson

January 17, 1960 ~ March 19, 2024

It is with great sadness that the family of Lorrie Ann Pearson announce her passing on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at the age of 64 years, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Lorrie was born on January 17, 1960 in Edmonton, Alberta to Roger Pearson and Marlene (nee Reid) Couturier. Throughout her younger life she lived in Fort St. John, British Columbia and Fort McMurray, Alberta. She finally settled in Redwater, Alberta where she would spend most of her adult life. Lorrie enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with her dogs Wilson, Whiskey and Brandy. Her love of animals found her working at a veterinary office for a short time just one job among a few others such as the shutdowns at Nutrien, driving shuttle buses and cleaning, Fas Gas and Red Apple.

Lorrie will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by her daughter Kerry Hoermann; step father Hector Couturier; step mother Alva Pearson; sisters Valerie Brooks (Douglas) and Beverly Purschke (Dave Melnchuk); brothers Jim Pearson and Calvin Couturier (Amanda); sister in-law Jeanna Couturier; as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Lorrie was predeceased by her mother Marlene; father Roger; sister Jackie; and brother Hector Jr.

Funeral Services
Friday, April 12, 2024
at 2:00 pm
Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel
5016 47 Avenue
Bon Accord, Alberta.

George Scott Lawrie

July 27, 1950 – March 13, 2024

On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, George Lawrie, of St. Albert, Alberta passed away suddenly from heart complications at the age of 73 years.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 45 years Diane; daughter Katheryn (Joe); son Ryan; grandchildren Tyson, Connor, Haylee (Grant), Makayla (Kaz), Tristan and Ashlee (Carmen); great grandchildren Grayson, Aurora, Marsley, Jaxon, Nixon, Scottlyn and one on the way; siblings Cheryl (Mitch), Ron (Terrylynn), and Ken (Jenn); father in-law Allan Barnes; dog Jake; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

George was predeceased by his parents George and Adele Lawrie.

A Memorial Service
Saturday, April 13, 2024
at 11:00 am
St. Albert Alliance Church
200 Villeneuve Road
St. Albert, Alberta

Memorial Donations
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Dean Mark Jespersen

September 26, 1970 ~ March 17, 2024

On Sunday, March 17, 2024 Dean Mark Jespersen unexpectedly passed away in Smoky Lake, Alberta at the age of 53 years.

Dean will be forever missed and remembered by his children, Jordan Jespersen, Zach Jespersen, Seth Jespersen and Zoesha Jespersen; grandchild, Carter Jespersen; brother Trevor Jespersen; as well as numerous family and friends.

Dean was predeceased by his parents Dan and Vi (nee Miller) Jespersen.

Dean was born on September 26, 1970 in Bonnyville, Alberta. He graduated from Fort Saskatchewan High School in 1990. He later attended N.A.I.T in Edmonton, Alberta, where he succeeded in becoming a Power Engineer. Dean’s hobbies included camping, fishing, and motorbike trips. He really enjoyed going to Drumheller, Alberta, Jasper, Alberta and Sturgis, SD, USA. Most of all he cherished his children! Dean said “All my dreams of having a beautiful family who loved me, and I loved have come true. No regrets in life.”

Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be planned for a later date.

Andrea Millett-Paustian (nee Mckale)

March 26, 1960 ~ March 21, 2024

The family of Andrea Olivia Millett-Paustian (nee Mckale) announces her passing on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at the age of 63 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 26 years, Brian Paustian; sons Mitchell Millett and Michael Paustian; daughter Jennifer Paustian; grandchildren Aiden Doerksen and Rayna Doerksen; siblings Pat (Barb) Mckale, Kathy Compagna and Joe (Carrie) Mckale; as well as numerous extended family and friends

Andrea was predeceased by her parents Gerald and Anne, brother Tony and one infant sibling. 

 A Celebration of Life 

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
at 1:00 pm
Knox Evangelical Free Church
8403 104 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta