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Elizabeth “Liz” Poirier (nee Rakowski)

After a long, valiant and brave fight, Liz Poirier passed away the morning of February 2, 2021 at the age of 85 years. She is survived by her loving husband, Ron Erikssen; daughters, Debbie Lockwood and Donna Poirier; step-sons, Danny, Darren and Bob; her 4 grandchildren, Ryan Berg, Jenna O’Riordan, Sarah Sherwood and Johnny Poirier; 5 great-grandchildren, Kaden, Aunika, Kcevyn, Carson and Elizabeth; as well as many nieces & nephews. She will be lovingly remembered by her sisters, Louise Mizolek and Sabina Long; brothers, Henry, Richard & Albert Rakowski. Also mourning her loss is her lifelong friend Florence (Bob) Nieberding and other friends. Liz was predeceased by her much-loved son, Gerry Poirier, and her sister, Carol Livingston.

Liz will be remembered by many as a hard working, fun loving person who loved to dance and laugh.

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to
YESS (Youth Empowerment & Support Services)
9310 – 82 Ave.
Edmonton, AB
T6C 0Z6

As COVID restrictions permit, a small private memorial service will be held in the near future.

 

 

Cecil Kenneth Elliott
1930 Shaunavon, SK ~ 2020 Edmonton, AB

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Cecil Elliott on December 29, 2020 at the age of 90 after a short illness. Cecil is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joy; his 3 sons, Bill (Trish) Elliott of Ardrossan, Pat (Caryn) Elliott of Sherwood Park and Joel (Jacqui) Elliott of Tacoma,WA; as well as 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and his one remaining brother, Wilf (Jean) Elliott of Biggar, SK.

Cecil was born and raised on the family farm near Shaunavon, SK along with his 11 siblings. His teenage years were spent working on their farm, helping neighbours thrashing and working on a ranch in Montana. After a brief stint of building grain elevators, oil patch work, building irrigation canals and working on the Eastend Dam, Cecil settled into a 40-year career of Road Construction. His career with Standard Gravel, Mannix & LaFarge consisted of building streets in Edmonton & Calgary, airports (in Cranbrook, Lethbridge. Norman Wells & Dawson Creek), a pulp mill in Powell River, the Yellowhead Highway between McBride & Prince George and the Big Horn Dam. In his 30+ years of retirement he has enjoyed time with his grandchildren, reminiscing, gardening, reading, going for long walks and watching all sports on TV.

Cecil was predeceased by his parents Robert & Ivy Elliott of Shaunavon, SK, 10 of his siblings and great-granddaughter Lily.

The family would like to thank the Grey Nuns Hospital for their compassionate care of Cecil during these difficult times.

At Cecil’s request no formal service will be held and he will make one final trip “home” to the farm.

 

Memorial Donations

If you so wish a donation can be made in Cecil’s name to the

https://www.covenantfoundation.ca/one-time-gift

Violet “Toots” Ferguson (nee Nimmo)
December 10, 1927 ~ December 30, 2020

The family of Agnes Violet Ferguson is saddened to announce her passing December 30, 2020 at the age of 93 years with family by her side. Left to mourn her passing are her children, Darrel (Dawna), Clement (Darlene), Linda, and Rita; her sister, Phyliss; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Joe and Ida (nee Schenk) Nimmo; brothers, Earl, Bob, Allan and Ron; husband, Henry; partner, Bill Venker; children, Clayton and Deidre; grandchildren, Robin, Sandy and Miranda; great grandchild, Darrel; best friends, Mary and Ruth. Vi was 3rdof 6 children born to Joe and Ida Nimmo, born and raised on the family farm near Briercrest, Saskatchewan. Her early married years were spent living on the Wood Mountain Reserve where her first 5 children were born and where she made many life long friends. The family moved into Moose Jaw in mid 50’s and she then moved to Edmonton in the 70’s. As an adult she thoroughly enjoyed her career as a cook which began at the Country Club Restaurant in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Vi was head cook at restaurants in Edmonton and work camps in Cambridge Bay. She eventually retired to a beautiful acreage near Tofield, Alberta and after a few years back to Edmonton. She thoroughly enjoyed cooking and baking at home too, especially for family dinners. She enjoyed gardening, sewing up aprons and pot holders for gifts, and everyone in the family sported a pair of her beautifully made cozy knitted slippers. She loved to go dancing as often as possible and always played tapes of her favourite country tunes.

The Ferguson family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Dickensfield Extended Care Centre for their kindness, compassion and expert daily care.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

 

Memorial Donations
Those wishing to do so can make a donation in Violets memory to
The Heart and Stroke Foundation
#110, 1525 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Z 8R9

 

Joseph “Leo” Mandoza Blanchard
September 20, 1948 ~ December 21, 2020

It is with heavy hearts and sadness the family of Leo Blanchard announce his passing on December 21st, 2020 in his 72nd year. Leo will be missed dearly by his children, John (Fern), Claire (Vern) and their mom, Jackie; grandchildren, Russell, Simon, Steven, Crystal; and 5 great grandchildren. Leo also leaves his brother, George and his sister, Aline (Javen Brose). He will be missed by many friends and his coffee buddies. Leo was predeceased by his parents: Rosaire and Georgette Blanchard.

We wish to send a special thank you to all the staff at Miller Crossing for their care and compassion. As well, to Rebecca at Fountain Garden Funeral Services for all her help and kindness.

A Celebration of Life for Leo, will take place at a later date.



Krystyna Kuzminski (nee Stokowski)
June 14, 1929 ~ December 13, 2020

With heavy hearts the family of Krystyna Kuzminski announces her passing at the age of 91 years. She leaves behind her brother, Jerzy Stokowski of Poland; nieces, Ewa Stokowski, Hanna Wojtowicz and Violetta Stokowska-Hajdasz of Edmonton; as well as numerous cousins, extended family and friends around the world.

Krystyna was predeceased by her loving husband, Josef.

The family would like to thank the staff at Dickinsfield Extended Care for the dedicated and wonderful care of Krystyna.

Due to the current Covid 19 restrictions a private funeral has taken place.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Krystyna to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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