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Obituary – Maurice Joseph Duchesneau

On April 3, 2020, Maurice passed away at the age of 56 years in Slave Lake, Alberta. Maurice battled a long fight with Thymoma cancer and said in the last days of his life “I want this to be done;…
Obituary – Gayso Matula

Gayso Matula, was born the youngest child of Jan (John) and Anna Matula on December 28, 1924, in Liptovska Osada, a village in Czechoslovakia (now the Slovak Republic). Times were tough in the late 1920s and early 30s as work…
Obituary – Jessica [Jessie] Kirbach

Former High Prairie area resident, Jessica [Jessie] Jane Kirbach peacefully passed into eternal everlasting July 2, 2020 with family beside her. She was born on Jan. 6, 1923 in Mission City, B.C., to Annie [Borgert] and Fred Fisher. When living…
Obituary – Kevin Richard Boulanger

Kevin Richard Boulanger, of High Prairie, passed away suddenly on June 19, 2020 in High Prairie at the age of 23 years. Kevin was born on April 08, 1997 weighing 8 lbs, 14 ounces and was the youngest of our…
Former councillor Holmberg dies

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Former Town of High Prairie councillor Brian Holmberg has died.Long-time friend Barry Sharkawi passed along the news of Holmberg’s death on Saturday, July 4.Holmberg served the public his entire life, mainly in the hotel service industry…
Obituary – Don Lorencz

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Don Lorencz on June 5, 2020, at the age of 73 years in West Kelowna, B.C. Don passed away quietly with his wife at his side. Don was survived…
Obituary – Irene Carlson

It is with heavy hearts, that we announce the passing of Irene Carlson, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, neighbour, and friend, on May 25, 2020 at the J.B. Wood Continuing Care Facility in High Prairie at the age of 81…
Obituary – Gerald Abe Doerksen

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Gerald Abe Doerksen, of Kinuso, passed away at the age of 84 years. He will be forever remembered by: his wife of 58 years, Dianne; his son, Dean; his daughter, Tracy; his six grandchildren, Amanda…
Obituary – Elizabeth Anne Reade

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth Anne Reade on May 1, 2020, at the age of 80 years. Beth was born on Nov. 24, 1939 in the High Prairie Hospital to Tom and Edith…
Obituary – Harold Noel Bellerose

Loving husband and father, Harold Noel Bellerose, 83, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at his home in Edmonton. Harold was born December 23, 1936 to Charles and Bernadette [Laboucan] Bellerose in Cork, AB, the youngest of 13 children.…
Obituary – Paul Bedard Trucking founder passes away

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of High Prairie resident Paul Ferdinand Bedard at the age of 75 years in Edmonton, at the Royal Alex Hospital. Paul was born in Chelmsford, Essex County of England,…
Obituary – Pauline Kushner [Shachtay]

Pauline Kushner, a long-time resident of High Prairie, passed away on March 31, 2020, at the J.B. Wood Continuing Care, at the age of 92 years with her youngest son, Brent, by her side. Pauline was born on May 1,…
Obituary – Denise [Dee] Winnicky

On March 29, 2020 our beloved mom, grandee and wife, passed away peacefully at home, enveloped in the love of her family, after her second battle with cancer. She will forever be missed by: her husband of 54 years, Roger;…
Obituary – Hazel Backs

On Dec. 19, 2019, Hazel Lorraine Backs (Bodell], loving mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away from COPD, in Grande Prairie ICU at the age of 74 years. Born to Eva Pearl Miles and Francis William Bodell in Calgary, on April…
Lawrence Hawthorne obituary

On Jan. 14, 2020, Lawrence Hawthorne of Edmonton passed away at the age of 78 years. He is survived by: his children, Shelley Hawthorne; Darren [Jodi] Hawthorne and Gailene [Lawrence] Kazakoff; six grandchildren, Tyler, Scott, Benjamin, Karlene, Leanne & Colin;…