Obituaries

February, 2018

Myrtle Hyatt-Elliott

Elliot: Myrtle Hyatt-Elliott peacefully passed away January 7, 2018 in Vermilion Extended Care at 98 years of age.
Myrtle is survived by three children, Lorraine (Oscar) Isert, Joan (Zigmund) Hegedus, and Gordon (Sherry) Hyatt; 9 grandchildren, Shelly, Lorrie, Sheri, Kelvin, Gloria, Randy, Gordon, Trevor and Troy; several great-grandchildren; eight step-children and one sister-in-law Marjory Hansen.
Myrtle was predeceased by her first husband Samuel Hyatt, and second husband Jim Elliott; parents, Peter and Ella Hansen and six siblings. 
Funeral service for Myrtle was held on January 13, 2018 at the Dewberry Hall with Pastor Brian Stiles officiating, internment at Dewberry Cemetery, McCaws Funeral Service in charge.
The family of Myrtle Hyatt-Elliott would like to say thank you for all the kindness shown at the time of her passing.  To Vermilion Extended Care, to Pastor Brian Stiles for a wonderful service. To Ron Boothman, Meredith Whiteside, Shelley Kent and Lorrie Jaster for Myrtle’s favourite music and songs, “Tennessee Waltz” and “One Day At a Time”.  Thank you to the pall bearers and McCaws Funeral Service. Also thank you to Greenlawn Goodwill ladies for the delicious lunch. Thank you for the beautiful flowers, cards and memorial donations in Myrtle’s memory. Also thanks to Gordon and Debra for looking after the hall for us.  It wall all greatly appreciated.

The family

Darrell Keith Kroon

January 10, 2018 to February 27, 1946

Kroon: Darrell Keith Kroon passed away with his family by his side in Turtleford, SK on January 10, 2018 at the age of 71 years.
Darrell was born in Duncan, BC on February 27, 1946 to Wilbur & Bertha Kroon.  He grew up and attended school in Radville, SK.
On March 28, 1970 he married Karen Oxton at Dewberry, AB.  Together they raised three daughters, Tracey, Leslie and Shawna.
Darrell was predeceased by: parents, Wilbur & Bertha; stepfather, Henry; sister-in-law, Doris Oxton; nephew, Clayton; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Floyd and Dorothy Oxton.
Darrell is survived by: his wife of 47 years, Karen; their three daughters, Tracy (Kurt) Moore and their daughter Megan; Leslie (Gary) Brassard and their children, Brett and Tamara; Shawna (Adrian) and their furbabies, Fozzie and Wyley; his sisters, Karen (Jim) Gadzala and Sandi (Dale) Huff; his brothers, Kirby (Mary) Kroon and Alan Krausher; his sister-in-law, Jo-Ann (Les) Regan; his brothers-in law, John (Peg) Oxton and Garth Oxton; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family of Darrell Kroon would like to thank the doctors, nurses and hospital staff at the Turtleford Riverside Health Centre for the care Darrell received. 
The staff of the St. Walburg Lodge while Darrell was in their care.
Thank you to Pastor Bernard Ecker for the Service; the ushers Marvin Thompson and Art Reed; Darrell’s grandchildren Brett Brassard, Megan Moore, and Tamara Brassard for being the urn bearers; Kirby Kroon and Alan Krausher for the eulogy; McCaws Funeral Service for helping with the arrangements; and a special thanks to Tom and Marion Hougham and Merle and Lynann Bielecki for all of their help.

Thelma Lamb

LAMB: Originally from Epsom, Surrey in the U.K., Thelma’s father had named her after a horse he had won money on the day she was born.  He hoped that this good luck would follow her throughout her life.
Following the war, Thelma married a Canadian soldier she had been seeing, Ted Lamb, and subsequently joined the many war brides emigrating to Canada after WWII.  After a brief stint in Saskatoon, she moved with Ted to Lone Rock, Saskatchewan to start farming under the V.L.A..
Ted and Thelma had 5 sons, all still living: Robert, James, Dwaine, Greg and Martin.  While they kept her busy for many years, during which she went through a lot of wooden spoons, she still made time to pursue other interests.  She loved music; she loved dancing.  The house was always full of music that she would be dancing to.  Additionally, she and Ted became ardent square dancers.
Thelma loved knitting all her life.  From delicate baby clothes to heavy Siwash sweaters, she knitted them all.  After Ted died, she started knitting a prodigious amount of slippers that became coveted by all who used them.
Thelma was an avid sports fan all her life.  Many a broom was broken during the World Series or the Stanley Cup.  (It wasn’t necessarily safe in the house at these times.)  More than just a fan, she actively participated in many activities.  A good swimmer, she swam for her school, and later undertook to ensure her kids became good swimmers, too.  Thelma also loved curling, and her foursome went to many a bonspiel, often coming home with the trophy.  Later, she became involved in bowling; again another room full of trophies that we don’t know what to do with. 
Not one to mince words, she could be a fierce antagonist.  (As kids, we used to laugh when grown men crossed the street to avoid her.)  She was either a good friend or a good enemy, and people either loved or hated her.  There was very little grey area in this aspect of her life.
Thelma and Ted became snowbirds after retiring from the farm and made many friends from all over Canada and the U.S. during the time they lived in Mesa, Arizona.  Later, when Ted’s health became an issue, they moved to Vernon, BC.  Their house overlooked beautiful Lake Kalamalka, and during these years, their kids and grandchildren always showed up to enjoy summer and winter vacations with them.
In 2001, they moved to a complex in Callingwood, Edmonton, Alberta to be closer to their children, and to enjoy flat land again as Ted had some mobility issues with slopes (A lot of the Okanagan seems to be built on slopes.)  Unfortunately, Ted died shortly after settling in Edmonton.
Thelma continued to live on her own with Jackson, a small dog that Brandy, her granddaughter, gave her after Ted died; in fact, Jackson became her constant companion.  While in Callingwood, Thelma found a good friend in a neighbour, Martha Koch, and they stayed in touch daily until Thelma died.
About 5 years ago, she and Jackson moved into Ironwood Estates, an independent living seniors’ residence in St. Albert — close to her son, Greg, and his wife, Denise, and their family.
Not long after, her health started to fail.  You know, all those little things that impair one’s quality of life as you get older, but not her mind; she was sharp until the end.  Luckily, Greg and Denise were always there to help her.  Also, Lisa Brodie, another granddaughter, was invaluable during this period.
Sadly, on February 3rd, 2018, she was admitted to Sturgeon Hospital in St. Albert, and on the following day, just before midnight, she passed away.  Thelma was 90 years old.

Dennis Harvey Bradley

September 29, 1945 to January 30, 2018

Bradley: Dennis Harvey Bradley was born in Lipton, Saskatchewan on September 29, 1945. He passed away on January 30, 2018 at the Lloydminster Hospital at the age of 72 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
 Dennis is survived by: his loving wife, Delphine “Del” of Lloydminster; his children, Jason (Barbara) Bradley and Derrick (Melanie) Bradley of Edmonton, Alberta; his grandchildren, Lorin, Jonathan, Nathan and Matthew; his sisters, Linda (Mickey) Quinn, Leona (Jim) Gooding and Myrna Flaman; and his brother Foster Bradley; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dennis was predeceased by: his father, William Bradley; and his mother, Elsie Bradley.
 Mass of Christian Burial was conducted from St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, Lloydminster, Alberta on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 1:45 pm with Father Christopher officiating.
The eulogy was presented by Kevin Gooding.
The musicians were Linda Quilichini and Pat Hankey.
The honorary pallbearers were Father Dobson Knights of Columbus and the K’40 Club.
The active pallbearers were: Gerry Anderson, Darran Teather, Kevin Gooding, Jason Bradley, Derrick Bradley and Dale Anderson.
The interment was held at the Lloydminster City Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Dennis can be made to either the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta or Lloydminster Regional Health Foundation Palliative Care.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.
Card of Thanks
We would like to thank all of our family and friends for the many acts of kindness shown to our family during our recent loss. Thank you for all the flowers, cards and food brought to our home, also for the many donations and prayers given in Dennis’ memory. We would also like to thank the following people: Father Christopher for conducting the service; Linda Quilichini and Pat Hankey for the music and the CWL for the lovely lunch. We also want to thank the honorary pallbearers and pallbearers; everyone who took time to attend the funeral, especially those who traveled. We want to thank Joel and the staff at McCaw Funeral Service for their caring and professionalism. A special thanks goes to all the doctors, nurses and support staff on the third floor of the Lloydminster Hospital who took such great care of Dennis.
The Bradley Families

Wilma Pearl Sharpe

September 13, 1920 to January 22, 2018

SHARPE: Wilma Pearl Sharpe passed away at Lloydminster Continuing Care Centre, Lloydminster, Alberta on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the age of 97 years.
Wilma Pearl Sharpe was born September 13, 1920 in Yorkton, Sk. Her parents were Dr. William Garfield Sharpe and Lillie Pearl Sharpe.  Upon graduating High School in Yorkton, Wilma worked at Yorkton General Hospital as a X-ray and Lab Tech for 18 years.  Her calling to the ministry with United Church of Canada came with her traveling to Toronto in 1958 for her early training. In 1960 Wilma went to Point Claire, Que. where she became a Deaconess.  Wilma served in Prince Rupert, Nanaimo and then at Grace United Church in Lloydminster which was her last assignment.
Wilma is survived by: her two nieces, Myrna Stephens and Colleen Sinclair (Jack); her six nephews and wives, Jim Sharpe (Lisa), John Sharpe (Joan), Ken Harvey (Vee), Ross Finlayson (Patty), Lorne McIndoe and Gar McIndoe (Marilyn); and a very special friend, Gladys Jack.  
Wilma is predeceased in death by: her parents, Lillie and William; her sisters, Jean McIndoe, Minnie Harvey and Dorothy Finlayson; her brothers, Walter Sharpe and Lloyd Sharpe; and several nieces and nephews.
Interment was held at the Lloydminster City Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Wilma may be made to Grace United Church Mission and Service or Charity of Choice.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.

Card of Thanks

The family would like to thank Rev. Paul DuVal for the beautiful service; Marg Natress and Gar McIndoe for the eulogy; Brenda Ellison for your beautiful singing of “Thanks Be To God”; Mary Laursen for reading “Thoughts Of A Dear Friend”; Irene Knowlson for playing the organ and Lois Sonnega for playing the piano; Grace United Church Choir for singing “Take These Wings”; Grace United Church UCW for a wonderful lunch; Lloydminster Continuing Care for their care and compassion for Wilma during her time living there; and to McCaw Funeral Service for your professionalism and compassion during this difficult time.

Donald Gordon "Don" Malka

Malka: Donald Gordon “Don” Malka passed away in Rivercourse, Alberta on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the age of 61 years.
Don is survived by: his loving wife, Sheryl; his children, Carson (Chelsie) Malka and Kiley (Leslie) McAllister; his grandchildren, Bailey, Landon, Kaisen, Chase, Emma and Teague; his mother, Elsie Malka; his siblings, Marie (Joe) Kube, Gary (Debbie Roth) Malka and Lionel (Jeanette) Malka; the Bonnar family; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Don was predeceased by: his father, John Malka.
The Memorial Service for Don was conducted from the Rolling Green Fairways Hall, Lloydminster, Alberta on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Doug Baynton officiating. Reception immediately followed the service.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Don may be made to Haying in the 30’s (cancer support).
Cards of Thanks
The family of Don Malka would like to thank our friends and family for all the donations, love, prayers, hugs, food, flowers, phone calls and messages that we have received.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to each and every one of you.
We also  want to say an important thank you to the quick and compassionate response of the Kitscoty RCMP and Paradise Valley first responders, to Peter Shelly and Taylor Kuzyk for getting to Mom as fast as you could. You’ve always been there for them when they’ve needed you; to Doug Baynton who was with us every step of the way, to Joel McCaw and his staff for gently walking us through the process, to Jamie and Heather at Rolling Green for making sure every detail of the service was stress free, to Clint Hickson at Trophy Gallery for building a beautiful keepsake, and finally to everyone who attended Don’s service - it meant a lot to us to see you there. 
Words will never be enough to thank you, your kindness will always be remembered.
In lieu of thank you cards, the family has made a donation to Haying In The 30’s (Cancer Support).
Malka Family

Debra Margaret Clifford

Debra Margaret “Debbie” Clifford passed away suddenly at our home on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the age of 58 years.
Debbie is survived by her children, Jesse (Angie) Clifford and Ashley (Jason) Rhinehart; her grandchildren, Owen, Seth and Sunny Clifford and Carter, Brayden and Katelynn Rhinehart; her mother, Fran Maier; her siblings, Anne (Charles) Baillargeon, Patty (Tracy (Dawson), Sharon Maier (Perry), Gerry Maier (Walt), Frankie (Tess) Maier and Neil (Michelle) Maier; her brother-in-law, Lyle Trimble; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Debbie was predeceased by: her husband, Edward; her father, Frank Maier; her sister, Helen Trimble; her nephew, Kevin Trimble.
The Funeral Mass for Debbie was held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm, conducted from St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, Lloydminster, Alberta with Fr. Antony Michael officiating.
The eulogy was presented by Anne Baillargeon.
Special music was provided by the Maier Girls.
The honorary pallbearers were Debbie’s nephews: Andre Baillargeon, Robert Baillargeon, Colin Baillargeon, Corey Maier, Steven Trimble and Jordon Maier.
The urn bearer was Jesse Clifford.
Interment was held at the Lloydminster City Cemetery, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.
Donations in memory of Debbie may be made to the Lori Craven Memorial Fund.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.

CARD OF THANKS
The family of Debbie Clifford would like to take
the time to thank everyone who offered prayers and condolences after the sudden passing of mother Debbie. We would also like to thank the following people. The Maier cousins for their beautiful singing at the funeral. To Father Antony Michael for conducting the service and the CWL for the wonderful lunch at the gathering following. Also to everyone who took time to attend the funeral, especially those who traveled. To everyone who stopped by our Grandmother’s house to drop off food for our whole family to enjoy, or who dropped off flowers, cards or gifts. Thank you to everyone who stopped by or called to offer hugs and sympathy, we appreciated
every single thoughtful gesture. On behalf of Debbie’s entire family we send our heartfelt thanks and appreciation; the kindness we experienced
during this terrible time with always be remembered.

Earl Douglas Durovick

Earl Douglas “Doug” Durovick passed away at the Lloydminster Hospital, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the age of 67 years.
Doug is survived by: his wife, Vera Durovick; his children, Lisa Durovick (Clint Gomersall), Colin Durovick (Carmen), Curtis Durovick, and Lauren (Mathew) Looy; his grandchildren, Nathaniel Coulson (Kenniston Korzenowski), Katelyn Coulson, Tristan Durovick, Ryanne Durovick and Amber Looy.
Doug was predeceased by Leroy Looy.
The funeral service for Doug was conducted from the Living Faith Tabernacle, Lloydminster, Alberta on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Tim Acey officiating.
The eulogy was presented by Lauren Looy.
The scripture readings were read by Nathaniel Coulson.
The processional was “A Love Without End, Amen” and recessional was “Go Rest High On The Mountain.”
The hymns were “In The Garden” and “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” accompanied by pianist, Daryl Amundrud.
The active pallbearers were: Colin Durovick, Curtis Durovick, Mathew Looy, Clint Gomersall, Katelyn Coulson and Nathaniel Coulson.
Interment will be held at the Lloydminster City Cemetery at a later date.
Donations in memory of Doug may be made to the Parkinson’s Association of Alberta or Charity of Choice.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.

CARD OF THANKS
We would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the Lloydminster Emergency Department for their valiant efforts to save Doug. A special thank you to Dr. Akerman, Doug’s family physician. Thank you to Pastor Tim Acey for officiating at the service, Daryl Amundrud for the music and Sam and Haidet Acey for running the sound system. To the WM Ladies who prepared the lunch, thank you. We had many compliments on the quality of the lunch.  Thank you McCaw Funeral Service. Glenn, your care, compassion, patience and guidance was overwhelming.
Thank you to our friends, relatives, neighbors and coworkers for the visits, phone calls, flowers, donations, cards and food brought to us. We appreciated your kindness and thoughtfulness.
Vera
Lisa, Clint, Nathaniel and Katelyn
Colin, Carmen, Tristan and Ryanne
Curtis
Lauren, Mathew and Amber

Francis James Mann

Francis “Frank” James Mann was born in Lloydminster to George “Pete” and Dorothy (Ogram) Mann. He was the youngest sibling to Evelyn and George. Frank often said he couldn’t have survived without his brother and his sister couldn’t have been more special to him. He later in life had the privilege of adding two more brothers Harold Jimmy and Dennis Olsen. He graduated from the Lloydminster Comprehensive High School in 1963. He spent his winters in the bush and returned home in the spring time to put his money into cattle on his beloved ranch.
It is safe to say that rodeo and the cowboy lifestyle ran deep within Frank. He entered his first rodeo at Lea Park at the age of 16 and walked away the Junior Bull Riding Champion. Summer weekends were then spent heading to rodeos to satisfy and feed his competitive nature. He rode bulls for over a decade and won money in every event rodeo offers. His passion and love for the sport made him a great rodeo judge. He knew the Canadian West well, traveling to rodeos all over our great country spanning even into Quebec as a well-respected judge. There are many cowboys out there today that have stories they share often about Frank, and some they just laugh about to themselves. He was an all-around cowboy and a good ol cowboy he remained throughout his entire life.
Everyone who knew and witnessed Frank and Candy together knew his deep love for “Mag”. Together they always were. They married July 20th, 1990 on the front steps of the home he passed in. Frank and Candy traveled the world together, whether it was playing polo in Argentina, swimming with dolphins in the Caribbean, walking hand in hand through the coliseum in Rome or just sharing in their afternoon naps together. After Frank passed, Candy was telling a house full of their closest family and friends that they had a bucket list together. Frank made sure every item on that list was covered for Candy and he made all her dreams come true.
Together they raised 4 children; Dusty, Colby, Jessie and Brue. Losing Dusty in 2004 was the hardest time in Frank and Candy’s life. Together, side by side, they endured the tragic loss and remained steadfast for their family
Frank took such pride in his children and who they became. He spent countless hours teaching each of the kids the values of everything from: hunting, trapping, and skinning to good sportsmanship. All the while, instilling kindness and respect.
Frank had a fierce love for his family and took his role of husband, father, grandfather and provider very seriously. Colby emulates each of these and it is evident in how he treats his own family with Diedre, Jaxson and Sawyer. There is nothing that Colby wouldn’t do for his wife and children. Candy once said, “If you see Frank in the tractor in minus 30 driving aimlessly in the field, you know he is with Jaxson.” Frank got so much joy from his grandchildren.
Most knew of Frank’s competitive nature and sportsmanlike attitude; these were non-negotiable in any arena. The entire family was well known for their four year run at the KVM Ranch Rodeo. He once grabbed Jess in the trailer before she was getting ready to win another round in the barrel racing, shaking her by the shoulders explaining, “This is just one of the best days of my life.” He had tabulated the score and knew they had, “Done it again!” Frank pulled ropes, cheered on the sidelines and was a teacher and mentor to many young men on the rodeo trail. People often describe Jess as happier for other people than for herself and that surely comes from Frank.
Brue or “Podge” as Frank called him exudes the Frank charm, charisma and social nature we all knew all too well. Brue and Kiara’s house is a steady stream of people stopping in for a visit, to share a beer and have a laugh. You always found a group of people huddled around Frank, hearing stories and just wanting to be around him. Brue is the same. The Mann Ranch has been in the family for over 100 years and Frank’s respect for his herd, horses and dogs and the ranching lifestyle is being carried forth by Brue and Kiara, alongside Candy.
Frank was a man of many talents and often described as a ‘jack of all trades’‘. He loved to golf and often opted to walk the course. Wow did he love to lace up a pair of skates. His love for hockey was unwavering. He spent many hours on the ice with the Shoulda Hadums and the Hillmond Hitmen described him as their biggest fan. There isn’t a person in the RM of Britannia that doesn’t know Frank as the ‘community hunter and trapper’ or as the ‘local vet’. His artistic talents are witnessed all over the Community and especially when you step foot on the Mann Ranch. Every building has a special touch. His most recent project was finishing a log garage he said was for Candy. You can tell every detail was finished with love.
Frank is survived by his loving wife and soulmate, Candy Mann, his children Colby and Diedre Mann and their two children Jaxson Dusty and Sawyer Rebecca, Jessie Mann, Brue Mann and his partner Kiara Stasiuk. Also his loving siblings, sister Eveleen and her husband Len Long, and their children Dorothy (Pete), Ron (partner, Noel) and Alan (partner, Jennifer), brother George and his wife Marilyn, and their children Merv (Ramona), Morgan (Leah), Melissa (Derek) and all their children, brothers Harold (Sherry) Jimmy and Dennis (Penny) Olsen. Sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dawn and Pat Harris and their family Regan (Amanda), Ryley (daughter, Brooke) and Hannah. Maureen and Tom MacInnis and their family Brodie, Aidan and Mairead, Dwayne and partner Ronda. His children, grandchildren, loving siblings, in-laws and all of their children were all so special to Frank. There isn’t a family member who doesn’t have a special place for him in their heart.
Frank is predeceased by his parents George and Dorothy, loving son Dusty, father and mother-in-law, Donnie and Ruth Detchon, and dear friend, Lee Coleman.

Thank you to Brett McCaw, Daria Hoegl and the entire staff of McCaw Funeral Services for your unconditional care and absolute compassion. The empathy, efforts, patience and kindness of Constable Ryan Reid, EMT’s, ambulance personnel, and First Responder, Twyla Thompson could not have been more appreciated.
Thank you to the following individuals who made Frank’s Celebration of Life so special: Officiant: Roger and Colleen Ogram; Tributes: Merv Mann, Morgan Mann, Heath MacDonald, Warren Callfas, Jerry Walker, Pat Harris Soloist: Yvette Barnett; Poetry Reading: Sherry Detchon; Drumming: Pipestone Creek Singers from Onion Lake and special thanks to the Whitstone family; Honorary Pallbearers: Colby MacDonald, Dave Roberton, Bruce Bryne, Shane Adamson, Bob Campbell, John Phipps, Dwayne Pillman, Jamie Huehnicen-Burzinski, Heath and Tracy MacDonald, Jerry and Brenda Walker, Rob and Ilene Lindsay, Warren and Debbie Callfas, Kurt and Heather Thompson, Rick and Roberta Wack
Also, the Lloydminster Exhibition did a great job of lunch and ensuring so many details were covered.
Frank’s family would sincerely like to thank everyone who extended their love and support. The Mann Ranch has been filled with many family and friends over the last month. The visits have meant so much and the food, stories, cards, flowers and donations will never be forgotten.

Our sincere thanks,
Candy, Colby, Diedre, Jaxson, Sawyer, Jessie, Brue, Kiara andFrank’s entire family