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Condolences to the family of June Elfrieda (Brandenburg) Edworthy



June Elfrieda

April 14, 1939 - February 6, 2020

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our precious mom, June Elfrieda Edworthy (Brandenburg) who passed away on February 6th, 2020. Frieda was born April 14, 1939 to Erna and Rudolph Brandenburg in Wayne and raised in Rosedale, Alberta. Frieda was the second oldest of 5.
Mom led a life of integrity and kindness with a warm hand and heart. Her whole life she put others first. Frieda married Jack in 1966 and they moved from Calgary to reside in Edmonton to raise their children Melany and Heath. Mom ran her successful business Elfrieda Enterprises at home so she could be at home to raise us. Frieda was a dedicated daughter, friend, wife, sister, mom and Grandma. Mom loved to spoil her grandchildren! Mom was always there to help, to listen, and to support anyone in need. Frieda, alongside Jack, was involved with many South Edmonton Rotary functions throughout their married life. She always had time for her bridge club and her neighbors, her friends and of course, her family. She loved her crosswords, listening to CBC and perhaps the odd trip to the casino. Frieda was predeceased by her brother Sonny and her husband Jack. Mom just had a relaxing vacation to her happy place, San Diego, getting some shopping in and came home and fell ill and tragically succumbed to a stroke. Frieda will be incredibly missed by her family and her many friends.
WE LOVE YOU MOM! There will be no service per Frieda’s request. Please donate to the charity of your choice in her honour. We would like to thank the nurses and staff on Unit 51 at the Grey Nuns in keeping our mom comfortable.

Condolences to the family of Emile 'Anne' Stojke



Emile ‘Anne’

February 5, 2020

Emile ‘Anne’ Stojke, beloved wife of Adolf Stojke of Carbon, AB, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the age of 71 years.
Anne is the beloved mother to Edward (Tricia) Stojke, Dale (Rhonda) Stojke and Colleen (Warren - deceased) Bauman; grandmother to Jaydon, Alison, Megan, Heidi, Erica, Connor, Ava and Joel; sister to Brenda (Dick) Schuler and aunt to DiAnne (Jon) Speer.
A Funeral Service will be held at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 29 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2.
To send condolences, please visit
Christensen Salmon Generations 403-382-3601

Condolences to the family of Mavourneen (Bernie) Heck



Mavourneen (Bernie)

July 18, 1940 - February 3, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Mavourneen (Bernie) Heck after a brief battle with lung cancer. She passed away peacefully in the Hanna hospital with family by her side.
Bernie is survived by her 4 children Bruce (Crystal), Debbie, Brian (Kim), Wes (Tammy); 5 grandchildren: Leanne, Holly, Lindsey (Jason), Kyle, Breanna and 4 great grandchildren: Lydia, Ellie, Madilynn, Hazel and her much YOUNGER twin brother Emmet (Roberta) Meehan of
Vulcan as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her loving husband Leonard in 2018, her mother Elizabeth, and father James Meehan, sister Dorothy and brother Ken.
Mom was born in Leader, Saskatchewan and grew up in the Hanna, Youngstown area where she met and married Dad in 1960. She was an avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching her children curling and playing hockey which took her and Dad to Sweden, Finland and Russia. She also enjoyed watching a good baseball game as well. Mom really liked spending her winters in Yuma, Arizona and most recently a trip to Hawaii. She also had a passion for bingo, playing cards (especially crib) and bird watching. Mom recently watched a family of owls growing up at the farm.
The Heck Family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Mdawe and all the wonderful nursing staff who cared for Mom during her time at the Hanna Hospital. Your patience, kindness and care was truly above and beyond.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Hanna Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Box 23, Hanna AB T0J 1P0.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the Delia United Church, Delia, Alberta. Interment at the Delia Cemetery.
Hanna Funeral Services Ltd., entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. Condolences can be sent or viewed at, 403-854-5956.