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Ernest “Ernie” Peter Sywolos
November 27, 1962 ~ April 18, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ernie Sywolos at the age of 58 years following a brief battle with Covid-19. He will be forever remembered by Wendy and their son Justin, who was Ernie's pride and joy. He is also survived by his sisters, Louise (George), Patsy (Dennis), and Sherill (Willie), along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He will be dearly missed by his extended family, special friend, coworkers, friends, and all who knew and loved him.

Ernie was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Helen; his sister, Bonnie; his brother, Larry: and his nephew, Shawn.

Ernie was born on November 27, 1962 in Smoky Lake, Alberta to Peter and Helen and lived in Waskatenau until he made the move to Edmonton. Once settled he made Edmonton his home and maintained employment with Canada Post for 31 years. In addition he also provided lawn care and snow removal for seniors.

Ernie was a dedicated father who shared a remarkable bond with his son Justin that remained unbreakable from the day he was born. When together they found a way to enjoy anything they were working on, because they were doing it together. They spent as much time together as they could enjoying their shared interests such as: skiing, playing ball, watching Oilers games together, seeing movies, playing golf online, or just talking about Justin's studies and plans for the future. Ernie was Justin's biggest fan attending every one of Justin's hockey and baseball games.

Ernie was the hardest worker many of us knew, not stopping until a job was done. Once a job was completed he moved right to the next task without complaint. Teaching himself over the years to do pretty much anything – because of his ever curious mind, if he didn't know how to do something he would learn how. He taught himself how to fix and maintain vehicles, his vehicle always looked like it was fresh off the lot. He was a fantastic cook and known throughout his community for his famous lazy cabbage rolls and chicken soup (with homemade noodles, of course). When he finally got his iphone, Siri quickly became his new best friend. He kept a busy schedule, however when he did find a rare moment of down time, he would often spend it at the family farm.

Ernie was a kind, compassionate and caring man who never hesitated to help others expecting nothing in return. He was a dependable friend who will be remembered as a kind hearted jokester with a radiant smile, lighting up any room he walked into with his charisma and humour. He made friends everywhere he went because he genuinely enjoyed getting to know others through conversation, anyone was lucky to have met Ernie. If you met him even just once, you will never forget him. He has left his mark on our world with his bubbly personality and endless reserve of kindness.

He will be forever in our hearts, until we meet again.

Celebration of Life

Cremation has taken place and there will be no public service due to ongoing public health restrictions.

Janice Jewell Delorme
September 27, 1954 ~ March 23, 2021

We are the last of our immediate family, Gail Suttie, Howard Delorme, and Bruce Labatiuk, so sad we are to announce the sudden death of our 2nd youngest sibling, Janice Jewell Delorme.

Janice was predeceased by our parents, as well as, siblings Patrick, Linda; brothers Lee, and Gaye.

In addition, Janice's new found friend, Angie Letendre wrote her sentiments "I had the privilege of knowing Janice for only a short time, but she left an indelible impression on my heart and we became very quick friends. I share the deep faith Janice had, and I look forward to seeing her again in the promised paradise here on earth. (Matthew 6:10) Here she will be young and healthy. She will know what it is like to be truly free - free from cancer, free of worry, free of any anxiety and sadness with wonderful caring friends"

Janice had a very distinctive laugh that often triggered others near her to break into laughter in response. This was due, in part, to her keen sense of humor. She was very engaging person while gregariously cultivating fast friends for life.

Janice had empathy for those in need of assistance in many different ways. Witnessing a pedestrian car accident at age 5 and upon seeing the actions of the ambulance attendants treating and comforting the patient, she was determined to do what those attendants did to ease the pain and anguish of that stricken woman.

Janice, in her second career at 29 years of age set out to fulfill that dream and became the dedicated, compassionate, generous Nursing Aid who loved all  patients given into her charge mainly at Royal Alex hospital in Edmonton. Janice was 66 years of age succumbing very quickly by the menacing covid 19 virus while in hospital care.  

Janice was comforted and soothed by the words of Jesus Christ recorded in the Bible at John 5: 25-28, 29-"Most truly I say to you, the hour is coming, and it is now, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who have paid attention will live"...."Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life...."

We will see Janice again in the renewed paradise of God. (Jeremiah 29:11)

 

 

 

Elizabeth “Liz” Poirier (nee Rakowski)

After a long, valiant and brave fight, Liz Poirier passed away the morning of February 2, 2021 at the age of 85 years. She is survived by her loving husband, Ron Erikssen; daughters, Debbie Lockwood and Donna Poirier; step-sons, Danny, Darren and Bob; her 4 grandchildren, Ryan Berg, Jenna O’Riordan, Sarah Sherwood and Johnny Poirier; 5 great-grandchildren, Kaden, Aunika, Kcevyn, Carson and Elizabeth; as well as many nieces & nephews. She will be lovingly remembered by her sisters, Louise Mizolek and Sabina Long; brothers, Henry, Richard & Albert Rakowski. Also mourning her loss is her lifelong friend Florence (Bob) Nieberding and other friends. Liz was predeceased by her much-loved son, Gerry Poirier, and her sister, Carol Livingston.

Liz will be remembered by many as a hard working, fun loving person who loved to dance and laugh.

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to
YESS (Youth Empowerment & Support Services)
9310 – 82 Ave.
Edmonton, AB
T6C 0Z6

As COVID restrictions permit, a small private memorial service will be held in the near future.

 

 

Cecil Kenneth Elliott
1930 Shaunavon, SK ~ 2020 Edmonton, AB

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Cecil Elliott on December 29, 2020 at the age of 90 after a short illness. Cecil is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joy; his 3 sons, Bill (Trish) Elliott of Ardrossan, Pat (Caryn) Elliott of Sherwood Park and Joel (Jacqui) Elliott of Tacoma,WA; as well as 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and his one remaining brother, Wilf (Jean) Elliott of Biggar, SK.

Cecil was born and raised on the family farm near Shaunavon, SK along with his 11 siblings. His teenage years were spent working on their farm, helping neighbours thrashing and working on a ranch in Montana. After a brief stint of building grain elevators, oil patch work, building irrigation canals and working on the Eastend Dam, Cecil settled into a 40-year career of Road Construction. His career with Standard Gravel, Mannix & LaFarge consisted of building streets in Edmonton & Calgary, airports (in Cranbrook, Lethbridge. Norman Wells & Dawson Creek), a pulp mill in Powell River, the Yellowhead Highway between McBride & Prince George and the Big Horn Dam. In his 30+ years of retirement he has enjoyed time with his grandchildren, reminiscing, gardening, reading, going for long walks and watching all sports on TV.

Cecil was predeceased by his parents Robert & Ivy Elliott of Shaunavon, SK, 10 of his siblings and great-granddaughter Lily.

The family would like to thank the Grey Nuns Hospital for their compassionate care of Cecil during these difficult times.

At Cecil’s request no formal service will be held and he will make one final trip “home” to the farm.

 

Memorial Donations

If you so wish a donation can be made in Cecil’s name to the

https://www.covenantfoundation.ca/one-time-gift

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

 

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