All Stories

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;…
Edward Joseph Dietzen obituary

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Edward Joseph Dietzen, on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at the age of 90 years. Edward passed peacefully, surrounded by his devoted family members and caregivers at the Valleyview Long-Term…
Obituary – Mena Mary Olson

Mena Mary Olson, of High Prairie, passed away Nov. 8, 2019 in Grande Prairie, at the age of 82 years. Mena was born Aug. 29, 1937 and was raised on her parent’s homestead just outside of High Prairie. Mena completed…