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. 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




David Adam Radke

April 29, 1946 – May 10, 2018


David Adam Radke passed on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Redwater, Alberta at 72 years of age. David is survived by his daughter; son, Adam Radke and his children, Dakota, Dallas and Lindsay; siblings, Rose Radke and her 7 children, Shirley (Bob) Jordan and their 4 kids, Linda (Henri) Herbin and their 4 kids, Debi (Berry) Lundy and their 3 kids, Kevin (Wendy) and their child, Lyle (Julia) Radke and their child; sister in-laws, Vita Radke and Joyce Radke; 24 nieces and nephews; as well as numerous extended family and friends.


David was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Sophie (nee Pich) Radke; granddaughter, Ashley Radke; brothers, Fred (Hazel) Radke, Richard Radke; 5 aunts and uncles.



Funeral Service


 Friday, June 8, 2018
at 1:00 pm
Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel
Bon Accord, Alberta


Memorial Donations
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charaity of your choice in memory of David.




James “Jim” Howard Turnbull

September 17, 1948 – May 28, 2018

James” Jim” Howard Turnbull, born in Deloraine, Manitoba passed away suddenly on Monday, May 28, 2018 at age 69 years. He is survived by his children, James (Connie), and Karen (Krys); his grandchildren, Trinity, Ella Marie, Nolan and Maverick; his sister, Linda (Dave); brother, Ron; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, family and friends. 

Jim was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Mina Turnbull; siblings, Doug, George, and Faye.


Celebration of Life
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
at 11:00 am
Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel
5016 – 47 Avenue
Bon Accord, Alberta


Memorial Donation

In Lieu of flowers donations in memory of Jim will be gratefully accepted by
Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation
College Plaza, 8215 – 112 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2C8



Emilien Joseph Louis Rochette

September 24, 1942 – May 7, 2018

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Joseph Rochette on Monday, May 7, 2018 at the age of 75 years.

Joseph will be lovingly remembered by the mother of his daughters, Olga Rochette, his daughters, Tracy (Dave) Andrews, and Laura (Gord) Rochette, stepdaughter Kathy (Dave) Rochette, stepson Richard Rochette, grandchildren Bryce, Ashley, Breanne, Jared and Jakob; siblings: Ronald, Jean-Guy, Georgette, Denise and Nicole; as well as numerous extended family and friends.  Joseph was predeceased by his parents, Germaine (nee Beaupre) and Zenophile Rochette, brother Denis and sister Paulette. 

A private Celebration of Life was held Saturday May 12, 2018


Emilien Joseph Louis Rochette

Septembre 24, 1942 – May 7, 2018

C'est avec une profonde tristesse et beaucoup d'amour que nous pleurons le décès de Joseph Rochette le lundi, 7 mai 2018 à l'âge de 75 ans.

Joseph sera commémoré avec amour par la mère de ses filles, Olga Rochette, ses filles, Tracy (Dave) Andrews et Laura (Gord) Rochette, belle-fille Kathy (Dave) Rochette, beau-fils Richard Rochette, petits-enfants Bryce, Ashley, Breanne, Jared et Jakob; frères et soeurs Ronald, Jean-Guy, Georgette, Denise and Nicole; ainsi que de nombreux membres de la famille élargie et des amis. Joseph fut prédécédé par ses parents, Germaine (née Beaupré) et Zenophile Rochette, son frère Denis et sa sœur Paulette. 

Une célébration privée de la vie a eu lieu samedi, 12 mai, 2018.





George Byfield Collins III

September 27, 1957 ~ April 28, 2018

It is with great sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of George Byfield Collins III, of Fort McMurray Alberta at 60 years of age. George died on April 28, 2018 with his loving wife Karen and sister Georganna by his side. George is survived by his wife, Karen; sister, Georganna; mother, Grace; two daughters, Charity (Tony) Wood and Victoria (Eric) Robbins; and 4 grandchildren, Jordan and MacKenzie Wood, Lillith and Kaylee Robbins.

George was born September 27, 1957 in Chateauroux, France as his father served in the US Air Force. George was raised in various locations around the US but mainly in the Texas Gulf Coast area. George had a full and amazing life, positively touching many lives along his journey, and making many friendships everywhere he went. Following his high school graduation in Alvin, Texas he embraced a long and rewarding 40 year career with Team Industrial Services Ltd.

George is preceded in death by his father, George Byfield Collins Jr. of New York, New York; his sister, Christina Hiker Byfield of Denver, Colorado; his grandparents, George Byfield Collins Sr. and Alice Marie (nee Newman) Collins and Clarence Hopkins and Lou Edith (nee Jones) Hopkins.


Celebration of Life

Sunday, June 3, 2018
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Asti Trattoria Italiana
#200, 10020 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, Albert

A second celebration of George’s life will be held in Texas, details are pending.




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