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Harry Josef Spring
May 9, 1934 ~ December 31, 2021

It is with heavy hearts and sadness we announce the sudden passing of Harry Josef Spring on December 31, 2021.

He will be cherished in the thoughts and memories of his wife, Margaret; son, Harry Jr (Alison); daughter, Sharon; grandsons, Joee and Mitchell; sister, Marge; brother-in-law, John; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brothers, Valentine "Val" William "Bill" and Richard "Dick". 

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Miller Crossing for their care and support. 

Funeral Service
Due to Covid there may be a private family funeral at a later date. 

Memorial Donations
In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the Alzheimer’s Society.

 

 

James Denzil Stuart
1952 ~ 2021

With great sadness the family of James Denzil Stuart announce his passing in Edmonton, Alberta on Monday, November 22, 2021 at the age of 69 years, after a prolonged period of dementia.

Jim or Jamie was predeceased by his parents, Ramsay and Margery Stuart; and his brother, Chris Forster.

He is survived by his sisters, Helen Stuart (Barry) and Jane Carruthers (Neil); nephews, Stuart (Becky) and Reid; niece, Grace (Adam); as well as great nephews, Luke and Marshall; and great niece, Azaleia.

Jim grew up in Bon Accord, and had many friends in the area. Anyone who knew Jim would instantly recognize his great sense of humour, cutting wit, and uncanny ability to do impersonations! He could be quite charming and his grinning smile was infectious.

Jim began travelling in 1972, and lived overseas for 40 years in New Zealand, Japan, England, and Cambodia, as well as travelling extensively in Europe and S.E. Asia. He taught English, spoke fluent Japanese, and he earned his Black Belt in karate. Jim taught himself to play the guitar and became an accomplished guitarist.

He returned to Canada in 2012, in ill health and lived in various facilities due to his dementia. While at one such facility, Jim became bored in the confines of the garden courtyard, so he jumped the fence and started to run laps around the adjoining vacated schoolyard. The staff were frantically calling to him over the fence - “James! Please come back!”. Jim would jog past them and declare, “I’m running laps - if I were running away, I’d be running in a straight line!”

He later moved to Spruce View Manor in Gibbons where the staff and many of the residents, made Jim feel at home and would help him if he got confused. One dear lady, Margaret Houghton, adopted Jim like a son, taking him to the Legion for a beer, where he was a popular dancing partner, or “dragging” him down to game night.

Though very self-deprecating, Jim had a strong sense of social justice and throughout his travels he continually helped people who were underprivileged. He was often instrumental in helping young teens to get jobs that would not normally be available to them, thereby saving them from abject poverty.

He remained true to his roots, as a decent and kind man, but his temper never failed to flair up if he saw an injustice being done! At Schonsee Lifestyle Options, the staff and other residents became part of his family, particularly when Covid restrictions curtailed visits. One of the staff expressed her deep regrets at his passing. She said, “We will really, really miss him!” What a fitting tribute to a life that was well lived and lived on his own terms.

Jim’s family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and caregiving staff who were involved in his care over the last 10 years.

At Jim’s request, there will not be a funeral service, in lieu of flowers, anyone who wishes, can make a donation to the Red Cross or to the Alzheimer’s Society, with our deepest appreciation. Helen, Jane, and family.

Lloyd Ernest Smith
August 13, 1955 - November 14, 2021

It is with wonderful memories and heavy hearts that the family of Lloyd Ernest Smith announces his passing.

On Sunday, November 14, 2021 Lloyd Ernest Smith of Spruce Grove, AB formerly of Mayerthorpe, AB passed away peacefully at the age of 66 years, after his courageous battle with cancer.

Lloyd is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Susan Ellen Smith; daughter, Andrea (Vince) Clark of Spruce Grove, AB; son, Kyle (Jenna) Smith of Spruce Grove, AB; grandchildren, Whitney, Felicia, Ethan and Emmett; cherished mother, Josephine Smith (nee Arnold); brother, Bruce (Trudy) Smith; sister, Kim (Wade) Halverson; brother, Tom (Cynthia) Smith; brother-in-law’s & sister-in-law’s, Richard (Alice) Aubrey; David (Linda) Aubrey as well as many other relatives, nieces, nephews and friends. Lloyd is predeceased by his father, Vernon Smith; grandparents, Ernest & Gertrude Smith, William & Alice Arnold; father-in-law & mother-in-law Leonard & Emma Aubrey; and brother-in-law Leon Aubrey.

God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be; so he put his arms around you, and whispered, “Come with me”. With tearful eyes we watched you suffer, and saw you fade away; although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.  A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best.”

Thank you to the staff and doctors of the Cross Cancer Institute for their care and compassion shown to Lloyd and the family.

Memorial Service
The family will gather for a private Memorial Service.

Memorial Donations
In Lieu of flowers, donation may be made directly to a charity of one’s choice.

 

 

 

Betty Florence Osborne (nee Martell)
1937 – 2021

Beloved wife and mother, Betty peacefully passed away in her sleep with her family at her bedside on October 7, 2021 at the age of 84 years. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Ray. Betty is lovingly remembered by her children, Judy, Trent and Randy (Kim); grandchildren, Carri (Dallas), Matthew and Johnathon; and four great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Izabella, Jackson and Joeseph; her extended family, Audrey (Dwayne), Debra, Doreen (Dean), Mike (Alycia), Michelle, Amber (Kyle), Jordan, Jacob, Billy, Katherine and David. She will also be remembered as a loving sister, aunt and close friend.

Rest in Peace sweet Mom
know we love you always
I carry your heart with me
I carry it in my heart
I am never without it
anywhere I go, you go dearest.

 

A Celebration of Betty’s Life will be held at a later date.

 

 

Stella Annie Coombs (nee Kolodnicki)
July 28, 1932 ~ August 15, 2021

Stella was the first daughter born in Canada to Peodore and Juzefa Kolodnicki on July 28, 1932. Her parents had immigrated from Ukraine and resided in Padstow, Alberta when Stella was born. She grew up in the Rockford Bridge area,where she attended school and worked on the farm. After meeting her husband Albert, who's family had immigrated from England,they would go on to reside in the Edmonton Area. Most of the families years in Edmonton were spent at the Good Samaritan, Stella resided with them until her passing. Stella loved the people of the Good Samaritan. Family was most important to Stella and they will remember her kindness and love for life

Stella will be forever remembered by her children, Carolanne (Juard) Sullivan, their daughter and 1 grandchild, Connie (Don) Slevinsky, their 3 children and 6 grandchildren, Rose Decorby her 3 duaghters and 7 grandchildren, and Ruth Lee her 2 children and 7 grandchildren; her sister, Jesse Graham and her son; brother, Walter and his daughter; sister in-law, Marilyn Kolodnicki and her 3 boys; brother in-law, Stan Sidjak and his 2 daughters; as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Stella was predeceased by her husband, Albert William Coombs; parents, Peodore and Juzefa Kolodnicki; brothers, Jacob Kolodnicki and John Kolodnicki; and sister, Mary Sidjak.



Inurnment

Friday September 10, 2021
1:00 pm
Saint Joachim Catholic Cemetery
10500 – 117 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta

 

 

 

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