Wasalina “Lena” Magega
(nee Tokar)

June 9, 1927 – July 5, 2018

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Wasalina "Lena" Magega on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 91 years.Lena will be lovingly remembered by her son, Len (Lorraine) Dary; brother, Ed (Olive) from Winnipeg, MB; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Lena was predeceased by her 1st husband, Nicolas Dary; 2nd husband, Peter Magega; son, Joseph Dary; parents, John and Anna Tokar.

Celebration of Life
Friday, July 13, 2018
at 2:00 pm
Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel
5016 – 47 Avenue
Bon accord, Alberta


Dave John Barber

August 29, 1952 – July 5, 2018

It is with sad hearts we announce that David John Barber passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the age of 65 years. Dave will be greatly missed by his wife, Barbara; his daughter, Noelle (Lowell); grandchildren, Dominic and Kira; sisters, Betty (Syl), Elaine (Wayne), Gladys, and Florence; brothers, Russ (Erline), and Cliff (Gloria); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Dave is predeceased by his parents, Robert Cecil and Mary Brenda Milton (nee Keen) Barber; sister, Shirley; brothers, Ken, Larry, and Leonard.

In lieu of flowers donations will be gratefully accepted in memory of Dave by The Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue NW Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2

A celebration of Dave’s life will take place at a later date. For details of service and to leave condolences please email Dave’s family at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Celebration of Life
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
at 3:00 pm
Gibbons Community Cultural Centre
5115 - 51 Street
Gibbons, Alberta



George Haslam

June 7, 1957 – July 2, 2018

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of George Haslam on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 61 years of age. George is lovingly remembered by his wife, Sharon; sons, Sean, and Dan; daughter in-law, Kayla; granddaughter, Fiona; sister in-law, Carol; niece, Sandi (Jason); nephew, Chris (Lana); grand nieces, Alexis, and Molly (James); as well as numerous extended family and friends. George was predeceased by his father, Charlie; mother, Edna; brother in-law, Ted; mother in-law, Ella; and father in-law, Art.

Celebration of Life
Monday, July 9, 2018
at 1:00 pm
Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel
5016 – 47 Avenue
Bon Accord, Alberta






Ken Torrens                                                                                                                                                                            

July 06, 1946—January 21, 2018

Ken Torrens born in Birch Hills, Saskatchewan passed away suddenly on January 21, 2018 at the age of 71 years.  Ken is survived by his loving wife, Jeanette; children, Anita Lennie, Travis Torrens, Les (Melissa) Torrens, and Shane Knysh; grandchildren, Daniel Gillett, Tea’ Lennie, Tristan Torrens, Hannah Torrens, Aden Torrens, Syan Yoner Knysh; great grandchildren, Ava J Gillett, and Tiare’ Makalita Gillett; sisters, Marion Heitman, Vivian Reddick, Karen Gordash,  and Lynda Kerekes; sister in-law, Vivian Torrens; brother, Bev (Ingrid) Torrens; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and his first wife, Lynda Pettit Ferland. He was predeceased by  his parents, Tom and Vivian Torrens; brothers, Bob Torrens, Ron Torrens, and infant brother, Gerald; infant sister, Shirley; brother in-laws, Henry Heitman, Paul Gordash, and John Kerekes; daughter in-law, Shannon Yoner Knysh; and nephews, Mike Heitman and Brad Kerekes.

Donations may be made to charity of ones choice.

Celebration of Life

Saturday July 7, 2018
at 11:30 am
Namao Community Hall
24400 HWY 37
Namao, Alberta





Ernest “Ernie” Steve Kuffner

April 1, 1966 – June 23, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Ernest “Ernie” Kuffner announce his sudden passing June 23, 2018 at the young age of 52 years.  Ernie is survived by his loving wife, Trudy; children, Breanne, Julia (Jeff) Hurst, Brent (Alex) Gauthier and Joel Gauthier; his grandchildren, his pride and joy, Jonah, Jocelyn, Chloe, Dax, Evangeline, Jade and Jewel.

Ernie was born April 1, 1966 in Regina, Saskatchewan spending his youth in Cudworth, SK with his many sisters; Gail, Nadine, Marian, Natalie and Diane.

At 17 Ernie joined the military in 1983 as a PPCLI (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry), he was then posted to Esquimalt, BC, then Baden, Germany, and in 1989 to Winnipeg, MB where he obtained his remuster to Military Intelligence. Once training was completed he was posted to Kingston, ON, where he met his wife Trudy and their great circle of friends Dean, Wayne, Dan, Glen, Carla, Derrick just to name a few of many, and held numerous potlucks.

https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifErnie and Trudy were posted to Cold Lake in 1993, where they managed to raise a wonderful family of four and embedded themselves into a new community and circle of friends while Ernie completed 2 tours to Italy.  It is here that it became evident that Ernie was an avid outdoorsman and family man. 

In 2000 Ernie was posted to Edmonton, which included a tour to Bosnia, Afghanistan and 1 final tour to Italy (Naples), Ernie retired in 2014 after 31 years of service, changing one uniform for another and joined the Corp of Commissionaires.

He was happiest being with family especially his grandkids.  Ernie also enjoyed spending time fixing cars, working on the acreage and with his hunting buddies especially Cy (Eileen) who became his brother in scouting, fishing and hunting.


A Celebration of Life
Saturday,  July 7, 2018
at 2:00 pm
#1 - 56503 Range Road 231
Sturgeon County, AB
T0A 1N0

Memorial Donations
Donations can be made in Ernie’s name to
The Beaver River Fish and Game Association
for Wildlife Trust Fund
4402 - 54 Avenue, Bonnyville, Alberta
T9N 1B1




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