John Walter West

July 17, 1935 - Feb. 16, 2018

John passed away peacefully with his wife of 52 years, Betty at his side in the Royal Alexandra Hospital. He fought a long courageous battle with many health issues, he is now at peace. John will be sadly missed and forever remembered by wife, Betty; daughters, Lianna (Paul) Olson and Helena (Stephen) Smith; grandchildren, Rebecca (Travis) Sapala , Richard Olson, Jonah Smith , Kyla Smith, Holly Smith and Reaghan Smith; siblings, Lorna Nelson, Dorothy (Ed) Zyblut, and Dwaine (Ginny) Garner; brother-in-law, Woody (Freda) Sewell; sister-in-law, Hazel ( Dwayne) Chyz; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many close friends. John was predeceased by his father, William; mother, Elizabeth (Laura); brothers, Melvin and Herbert. Special thanks to all John’s doctors and all the staff on 6th East Robbins Pavilion — your exceptional care and compassion will always be remembered.


Funeral Service
Saturday, March 10, 2018
at 2:00 pm
 Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel
5016 – 47 Avenue
Bon Accord, Alberta


In lieu of flowers donations may be made to

 Laryngectomy Memorial Fund in

John’s name by contacting Shannon Kitts 


780-407-4421 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  



Kenneth Eugene Ortmeier


October 26, 1949 – February 18, 2018


Ken Ortmeier, passed away on February 18, 2018 in Sturgeon Hospital in St.Albert, Alberta at age 68 years. He was surrounded by family and friends. Ken was born in Polo, South Dakota to William and Katherine Ortmeier on October 26,1949. He was the 4th of 11 children, (2 of Ken’s brother passed as small infants.) “Kenny” grew up on the family farm and his family was active in St. Liborius Parish, as well as his entire school years at Polo S.D. Following high school graduation, Ken enlisted into the Air Force. He served his country with honour and distinction as a MP in the Vietnam conflict. On return to the United States, he was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force base in Rapid City S.D. It was here that he met the love of his life Judy Moore. They were married on August 17, 1973 in Our Lady’s Chapel at the Cathedral of Rapid City S.D. In July of 1974, Ken moved his family to Morinville, Alberta in Canada. It was here that he graduated from NAIT. He then pursued a career as a carpenter for the next 38 years. In August of 1979 Ken and Judy build their family home in Calahoo, Alberta. This would remain his home and castle until his last days. Ken was a member of St.Catherine’s Parish for 38 years, a Knights of Columbus, and volunteered with Catholic Family Ministries. Ken had 2 great loves, his deep love for Jesus and the catholic faith, especially the rosary and Divine Mercy. Never would you find his pocket without his rosary or his medals around his neck. His second great love was his family, he worked to come home to his family, he eagerly waited for grandchildren, and when they started to come, he was in love. Napping with them, teaching them to say Poppo, and praying for them as well. Hoping for new grandchildren was one of his greatest pleasures. The love of his faith, his wife, children, grandchildren and the seemingly endless renovation projects he would take on for his children are just some of the things we can list to show what kind of person Poppo was. The best testament to the life of Ken Ortmeier, and the man he was, is the love and compassion he blessed us all with. For all of us who knew and loved him it was returned 10 fold. He was and will always be our beloved Poppo.


Ken is preceded in death by his mother, Katherine(nee Abernatty); his dear granddaughter, Isabella Hope Jodoin; his 2 infant brothers, Gerald Gerard and William; his In-laws, Buck and Elaine Moore; as well as his sister-in-law’s, Doneen Moore (nee Ashmore), and LeeAnn Moore (nee Sime).


Ken is survived by his wife of 44 years, Judy; his 3 children: daughter, Brandi (Corey) Jodoin and their children Brett, Mikaila, Elijah, Katelyn, Mary-Beth, Ethan, Sarah, Eva, Arianna, Isaac and No. 12 yet an unborn grandchild; son, Kelly (Chantal) Ortmeier and their children,Faith, Nathaniel, Joshua, Gabriel, Hannah, Jillian, Abigail, Kathryn and Emily; and daughter, Amanda (Darren) Cherneske and their daughter Jade. His father, William (Bill); his siblings, Mary (Steve) Powers, Judi (John) Bokenfohr, Bob Ortmeier, Gloria (John) Byrnes, Joe (Vicki) Ortmeier, Camay (Brad) Baloun, Diane Zweifel and Bill (Brenda Ortmeier). Judy’s siblings, Carolyn Stahl, Steve (Pam) Moore, Kelly (Denise) Moore and Kristi (Dave) McGill.


Pallbearers will be his grandsons Brett, Elijah, Ethan and Isaac Jodoin. Nathaniel, Joshua, and Gabriel Ortmeier.

   Public Viewing

Monday, February 26, 2018
at 7:00 pm
St. Catherine's Catholic Church
Calahoo, Alberta

Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
at 12:00 pm
St. Catherine's Catholic Church
Calahoo, Alberta 


In Lieu of Flowers, Please make a donation to Catholic Family Ministries, St. Emerence Catholic Parish in Rivere Qui Barre or Pure Witness Ministries of Saskatoon, Sask.



Donald Allen Knott

July 15, 1953 - February 10, 2018

On February 10, 2018 Don Knott passed away at 64 years of age. Don was survived by his sister, Shirley Taylor; brother, Jack (Pauline) Knott; as well as nieces, nephews, and friends. Don was predeceased by his parents, Allen and Jean Knott, twin brother, Doug Knott, and brother in-law Gerry Taylor.


Memorial Service

Monday, February 19, 2018
at 11:00 am
Gibbons United Church
4703 - 50 Avenue
Gibbons, Alberta



 Donations in Don's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Diane Joyce Sherwood (nee Ward)


June 3, 1948 ~ February 8, 2018


Diane Joyce Sherwood (nee Ward) lost her battle with cancer after a courageous fight. Diane is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Lamont Sherwood; two children, Troy Sherwood, and Karen (Art) Oloske; grandchildren, Kayla, Roy, and Ashley Oloske; two brothers, Dennis (Darlene) Ward, and David (Annette) Ward; as well as cousins, nieces, nephews, numerous extended family and friends. Diane was predeceased by her parents, Roy and Margaret (nee Gamble) Ward.




Celebration of Life  


Saturday, March 3, 2018
at 1:00pm
Gospel Centre Pentecostal Church
9445 - 153 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta



Memorial Donations


The Cross Cancer Institute
11560 University Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2




Sturgeon Community Hospital
201 Boudreau Road
St. Albert, Alberta T8N 6C4


Kazimierz Wisniewski

October 24, 1938 ~ January 20, 2018

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Kaz at the age of 79 years. Kaz is survived by his children; Bobby, Alice and Ursula; their mother, Rose - Marie (nee Winter); along with his grandchildren, Joshua, Danny (Karina), Leah, Andrea, Rebecca (Jeremy), and Joseph; great grand Children, James, Jackie and Evelyn; as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Kazimierz was predeceased by his mother and father, Stanislawa and Henryk, his brother Zygfryd and his daughter Barbara. 

Celebration of Kaz’s Life

Saturday, January 27, 2018
2:00 pm
Promised Land Ministries
12147 - 67 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta


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