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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.

Bonnie Roberta Paridaen
September 10, 1957 ~ October 28, 2020

It is with profound sorrow we announce the passing of Bonnie Roberta Paridaen on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Bonnie leaves to mourn her husband and partner of 45 years, Paul; children, Celina (Dale, Cleveland and Lyric), Matthew (Ainsley) and Katherine; as well as numerous extended family and friends. Bonnie was predeceased by her parents, Irene (1973) and Tom (1982).



Thank you to all the facets of the Cross Cancer Institute, including Dr. Zhu and team, lab staff and volunteers. A special thank you to Dr. Karen Louie.



We are all just walking each other home.” - Ram Dass



Memorial Donations
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the charity of your choice;
or Shelrick Wildlife Trust
or Bikes4Humanity



Virtual Service
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
at noon
at

Legacytributevideo.ca/Bonnie-Roberta-Paridaen

 

 

 

Donald Arthur Bernard
September 29, 1937 ~ August 30, 2020

 

Don was born at Bathurst, New Brunswick on September 29, 1937 to Eugena and Joseph. He worked hard as a projectionist in the movie theater industry his whole career and loved it. On Don's off time he enjoyed doing wood work and going on long drives to anywhere in the country. Don met his first wife Pat at the old Capital Theater and they had 7 children together; Donald, Deborah, Eric, Lawrence, Christopher, Jeannie and Stephen. He met his second wife Anne in Montreal and together they had 4 children; Jessica, Melanie, Sebastian and Amanda. Don will be forever remembered and loved by all his children and grandchildren.

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