July, 2016

Christopher Repp

Christopher Repp of Vermilion passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the age of 31 years.
He will be lovingly remembered by his father Robert Repp (Yvonne Thulien); mother Christine Carter (James Carter); sisters Jennipher Keene and Alexandria Repp (Brad Tickner); brother James Repp (Tori Mistal) along with their children Carson and Emilee; paternal grandmother Betty (Al) Deschambault; maternal grandfather John Storoschuk (Esther Kusiek) and maternal grandmother Carol Storoschuk as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6008 – 52 Avenue, Vermilion on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm.
Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, Epilepsy Society of Canada, Canadian Paraplegic Association, Canadian Cancer Society, or charity of choice.
Lakeland Funeral Home of Vermilion in care of arrangements.  Phone 780-853-5100.  Condolences may be emailed to:

Leonora Patricia "Pat" Tyler

Leonora Patricia “Pat” Tyler passed away at the Dr. Cooke Extended Care Centre in Lloydminster, Alberta on Friday, July 8, 2016 at the age of 79 years.
Pat is survived by: two brothers: Jack (Peggy) Tyler, Bob Tyler; two sisters: Beth Potter and Kelly Quinn and numerous other relatives.
The Funeral Service for Pat was conducted from Kitscoty Community Church on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM with Reverend Bob Aldrich officiating.
The eulogy was given by Ed Quinn and David Quinn.
The hymns sung were “What a Friend We have in Jesus,” and “When The Role is Called Up Yonder” accompanied by organist John Scott.
The pallbearers were Budd Melvin, Kevin Viger, Cole Viger, Ronnie MacDonald, Murray Tyler and Ed Quinn.
Internment was held at the Kitscoty Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Pat may be made to donor’s charity of choice.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.

by Ed Quinn & Dave Quinn

I would like to start out by thanking Reverend Bob for officiating today and thank all of you for coming.
When mom asked me to do the eulogy for Auntie Pat, the natural place to start was to look back at your relationship with someone and try to understand the impact they had on your own life. But when I started to think about Auntie Pat’s life I couldn’t help think about not just our own family, but all the people in the community that she must have had an impact on.
After her early years growing up on the Tyler farm just north of town, Pat was an active member in various forms of commerce in Kitscoty. She first worked at Gray’s Garage. She then worked at the local hardware store. Looking to be her own boss, Pat eventually bought the Kitscoty Sundries and Veterinarian Supplies store and ran it for many years. Finally, she started up and ran the Alberta Treasury Branch Agency in town.
Along the way, she was an active member of the Kitscoty sporting community, being both an excellent curler and competitive softball player. Once she gave up playing ball, she took to coaching and became a busy umpire whose services were sought both for games in Kitscoty and the surrounding towns. She was such a presence in the sport that she was inducted into the Alberta Softball Hall of Fame – quite an honour. In the summer, she loved to spend time in her garden, incorporating all the tips she learned from her Sunday morning gardening show on the radio. Not only did she enjoy being outdoors and participating in sports, but she loved to watch sports as well. I still have great memories of the Grey Cup parties Auntie Pat would organize and still laugh at how she used to curse how Harold Ballard was ruining her beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.
One cannot recount Pat’s life without mentioning her role in driving school bus. For over three decades, she drove school bus for the county, transporting literally generations of kids to school in Kitscoty. For many of those years, she was the driver that bused the kindergarten kids from Kitscoty to the Blackfoot school. For those kids, Pat was probably the first adult they met on that first daunting step in their life of leaving home to go to school for the first time. It’s amazing how many people have never, ever forgotten that. Auntie Pat particularly loved the little kids on the bus and, boy, did they love her back. You could really see this when kids would see Pat in the street or in a store, they were just so excited to see her. I have often thought about her great rapport with kids and I think it came from the fact that she had this amazing ability to make kids feel special in some way because she showed such interest in them. You would see this in how she was just as excited to find out what the kids were up to and how they were doing. She was very perceptive and had a knack for always noticing something about you – if you had new shoes or a different baseball hat or whatever it was - it made you feel good because when you are a kid, sometimes you just want someone to notice you. Having said that, heaven help you if you were a teenager on Pat’s bus and you got out of line, because she didn’t put up with much and she let you know about it in short order.
After retiring from bus driving, in the ultimate act of service to one’s community, Auntie Pat served as village councillor. She was on council for four years, served as deputy mayor for two years and was selected as mayor for eight years. She also served on the Board of the Pioneer Lodge in Lloydminster for years. I’m sure not everyone agreed with her ideas on what was best, but no one can ever question her genuine concern, devotion and service to her community. For me though, even more impressive than these “official” roles she held, was her willingness to volunteer and help others in the community that could not always manage things themselves. I can remember Auntie Pat making sure that many of the older folks in the community that did not have family around were taken care of. If there was a house to clean or a room requiring a new coat of paint or a TV that needed to be fixed, Auntie Pat was there to do it herself or call on her extensive connections and get someone to do it for you. She was always willing to help others but struggled at the end when she needed to ask others for help. Thank you to Robin Grocock who did lots of odd jobs for Auntie Pat around her house and yard. He was always there when she needed something done, no matter how big or small the task.
Finally, when it came to our family, Pat was always the cool, fun aunt whose generosity knew no bounds. Whether it was spoiling us with chocolate bars or comics from her store, taking us on trips to Klondike Days in Edmonton, giving us all those amazing Christmas and birthday presents, or just letting us borrow her car, she was always a generous presence in our lives and so very good to us.
Being such an important part of our family, she was as close as an Aunt could be. And we were happy to share her with the greater community that she cared deeply for and had such an indelible impact on. It’s why we can honour her memory today and why she will be missed and remembered by so many.
She was an inspiration to many of us and an icon in the community but too many of us she was our beloved Auntie Pat and I dare say she is a hard act to follow.
Over the past many years Auntie Pat and Mom enjoyed playing bingo and the odd trip to the casino. Along the way they would take in the grand kids baseball tournaments, soccer and hockey games. Together they enjoyed many a day trip and often came back to Kitscoty winners.
I also want to point out that no one, and I mean not even the gift wrappers at the mall could wrap X’mas gifts like Auntie Pat. Every package was wrapped absolutely perfect, no wrinkles or kinks. Precision every time.
Auntie Pat was also an avid sports fan. She rarely missed a hockey game, curling match, or football game on the TV. She loved the Olympics, both the summer and winter games, from the opening to the closing ceremonies. If you wanted a Team Canada metal count, all you had to do was call Auntie Pat.
Auntie Pat also enjoyed socializing, more notably a vodka and coke and sometimes maybe even two. In closing I propose a toast in Pat’s honor. To Auntie Pat hear, hear!

Pat’s family would like to take the opportunity to thank Reverend Bob, John Scott our organist, Ida Grocock our soloist, the Choir, and the ladies who provided the lunch and refreshments.
We would also like to thank McCaws, the staff at the Pioneer Lodge, the Dr. Cooke and the Lloydminster Hospital as well as Dr. Gerber and Dr. Sayeed for their care and compassion over the last few years. Thank you to Jackie, Norma and Marilyn for providing lunch for the family at the Seniors Centre prior to the service, it was truly appreciated.
Also, thank you to all of our friends and family for all of their support, donations, and acts of kindness during this difficult time. Words cannot express our appreciation. In lieu of thank you cards we the family have made a donation to the Pioneer Lodge in Auntie Pat’s memory. The Pioneer Lodge was the place that she spent the majority of the last two plus years and a place that was very near and dear to her heart.

Kelly & Family,
Bob and Murray,
Jack, Peggy & Family, Beth & Family

Melvin Helm

Eulogy for Melvin Helm
It is impossible to deal with important events about someone’s life in just a few short paragraphs or comments, but I will try in the short time allotted me.
Melvin was my second cousin; he was born about 80 years ago when I was about 6 years old. So I have many vivid recollections about his upbringing, his school years, his farming career and his business.
He spent his first few years living in a modest little farm house like all the other neighbors did. That little house still stands on its original site. Being next door neighbors gave us many opportunities to provide our own entertainment. Remember, 80 years ago there was no electricity, no TV, no facebook and Google was probably something mentioned in the comic books.
Halloween was our main entertainment, some of the pranks we pulled should have been recorded. Melvin had a bit of a vision problem at night and on a number of occasions we ended up on our hands and knees looking for his glasses in the tall grass. Sometimes we even found them!!
As a teenager Melvin loved the competition that farming provided. If my tractor would start up at 6 am, his would start the next morning at 5:30.
Melvin, under the guidance of Art and Elsie, his mom and dad, developed good characteristics and principles that stuck with him throughout his life.
He attended church services when possible with his parents. He learned how to work - long hours didn’t bother him.
Everyone in the community will tell you, they never saw anyone get as much work out of a machine as Melvin did. If something broke down and he could find a piece of haywire, that machine would be going again. If some of the neighbors needed some custom work done Melvin would accommodate them.
Melvin was born to be a farmer. He comes from a long line of meticulous, hardworking parents, Mel’s grandparents Fred and Lydia, his parents Art and Elsie. Melvin, (his late wife Mavis), present spouse, and now his son Danny, his sisters Bonnie and Donna and the grandchildren probably all following in their footsteps - 4 generations. What a proud heritage for the Helm Family.
Melvin - old buddy - Rest in Peace.
By Rudy Jurke

Dad Forget Me Not
You left us all so suddenly,
There was nothing we could do.
The tears we cried in anguish,
Fell silently in the dark.
Memories flooded through our mind,
Each one a treasure held.
We can no longer touch your loving face,
Or hold your big strong hands.
The steps we shared are forever still,
Our world has broken in two.
We wonder now, how we’ll go on,
Without our solid rock.
You’re in our hearts forever Dad,
Held tight and safe with Love.
No one can take you from us there,
You are a part of us.
So many things were left unsaid,
So much was never done.
We’ll never know the reason why,
God called you home so soon.
We know you are not weary now,
You’re in the loving arms
Of those who’ve gone before.
The words you wrote seem long ago,
That tiny river Rock,
Forever and ever I will Forget You Not!!

Love you Dad
Bonnie, Donna,
and Danny

Anna Krepps

April 9, 1924 to June 30, 2016

Anna “Jean” Krepps passed away peacefully June 30, 2016 in the Lloydminster Hospital. Jean was born Anna Jean Ritchie in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on April 9, 1924 to Mary Ann Ritchie (McCuaig) and James Ritchie.
While teaching at the Brock school in 1947 she met Don and they married on the Ritchie family farm, August 11 1948. Their first home together was at Hanley, SK.  They then moved to Flin Flon, MB. Then with their first born son (Jim) they moved back to Brock, SK to run the family farm in 1951. They remained at Brock for 19 years where they were blessed with four more children. In 1970 they moved to St. Walburg, Don was a grain buyer at Pioneer Grain. While there, Don and Jean purchased the Elite Cafe & Hotel where Jean spent many hours serving the wonderful people of St. Walburg and surrounding area. In 1979 with all children grown and away from home Don and Jean moved to Calgary, where Jean once again found joy in being of service to people working at the Foothills Hospital from 1980 to 1992, as a Unit Aid in the Nursery and Neo-natal units.
In 1996 Jean and Don moved back to St. Walburg, to enjoy their retirement. Jean was very active in her church and the community, a lifetime member of the Legion, and working with the museum committee.  They loved their yard, spending many hours tending their garden, flowerbeds and trees.
Jean was predeceased by: her husband Donald, parents (Mary and James), daughter Donna Jean Krepps, grandson Ryan Krepps, granddaughter Melanie Beeby, daughter-in-law Sandra Krepps, and daughter-in-law Rona Krepps and brothers (Bill, Cliff and Stan Ritchie).
Jean leaves to cherish her memory, her three sons: Jim (Denice) of Lloydminster, AB, Doug (Darlene) of Spruce Lake, SK, Bill of Sundre, AB, and one daughter Betty Ann (Melvin) Beeby of Cochrane, AB, 14 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Please join Jean’s family in bidding farewell to a much loved family woman and respected member of the community.
The funeral service for Jean was conducted from the Catholic Church in St. Walburg on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm with Reverend Daniel Gies officiating. Cory Krepps, Kendall Krepps, Alicia Kelly, Matt Krepps, Jackson Beeby, Naomi Larre, Dillon Krepps, and Spenser Krepps were the pallbearers. Lindsay Wylie, Austin Huxley, Rachelle Beeby, Amber Beeby, all of Jean’s grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and all who attended the service were the honorary bearers.  Kendall Krepps read the eulogy, Judy Gies was the pianist, and Bruce Krepps, Skylar Krepps, and Lisa Ward-Krepps were the ushers. The St. Walburg Legion provided the Honor Guard. The St. Walburg CWL provided the lunch and Marshall’s Funeral Home Ltd. of St. Walburg, Saskatchewan administered the funeral arrangements.
Condolences may be emailed at  Memorial donations may be made to the St. Walburg Legion.

The family of Jean Krepps would like to thank all of our family, friends and neighbors for their support and caring during this difficult time.  Thank you to all of the medical professionals who took care of her.  Thank you to Dan for the lovely service, Judy for providing the music, to Cory, Kendall, Alicia, Matt, Jackson, Naomi, Dillon, and Spenser for acting as pallbearers.  Thank you to Kendall for also reading the eulogy and to Bruce, Skylar, and Lisa for being the ushers.  Thank you to the CWL for the lovely lunch and to Marshall’s Funeral Home.  Thank you to everyone for the food, flowers and phone calls to each of our homes, your thoughtfulness will never be forgotten.

The Krepps Family

Elmo Cuthbert "Mo" Price

April 29, 1927 to July 14, 2016

Elmo Cuthbert “Mo” Price passed away in the Lloydminster Hospital on July 14, 2016; at the age of 89 years. Mo was born in Melfort, Saskatchewan to Elmo Royal and Catherine Elizabeth Price on April 29, 1927. He was predeceased in 2012 by his loving wife of 63 years, Thelma.
Mo lived a remarkable life dedicated to his family and community. His contributions as an educator and leader in Lloydminster were extensive and significant.
Mo will be sadly missed by: his son Robert (Jo) Price of Tisdale, SK; daughter Dianne (Ted) Cavanagh of Lloydminster, AB; daughter Moanne (Guy) Buchta of Fort Saskatchewan, AB; grand children: Bree Price and Evan Wagner of Athabasca, AB, Chris and Meagan Price of Calgary, AB, Robbie and Julia Price of Edmonton, AB, Dan and Kathryn Cavanagh of Calgary, AB, Brendan and Anna Cavanagh of Edmonton, AB, Nicole and Warren Napper of Lloydminster, SK, Marie and Derek McCoy of Vancouver, BC, Steven Buchta and Jennifer of Edmonton, AB; eighteen great grandchildren: Edie, Leo, and Linus Wagner; Reid Price; Lawson and Josie Price; Aidan, Sean, Dylan, and Ewan Cavanagh; Natalie and Jacob Cavanagh; Cailin Cavanagh, Bryce, Blake, and Ruby Napper; Xavier and Cohen McCoy; sisters: Betty Thibault of Saskatoon, SK, Shirley (Lloyd) Broostad of Acton, ON, Glenys (Bruce) Taylor of Regina, SK; brothers-in-law: Bud McPhee of Langley, BC, Jim (Iris) McPhee of Vernon, BC; sisters-in-law: Beryl McPhee of Regina, SK, Betty (Reg) Erhardt of Calgary, AB; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
The memorial service will be conducted from St. John’s Anglican Church on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11:00 am.
Donations in memory of Elmo may be made to St. John’s Anglican Church, Lloydminster Health Foundation or The Mo Price Scholarship Fund at Lakeland College C/o McCaw Funeral Service Ltd. 5101-50 Street Lloydminster, Alberta T9V 0M2.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, AB will administer the funeral arrangements. For the full obituary, please visit

Maria Kruining

November 5, 1935 to June 25, 2016

On Saturday, June 25, Maria Kruining passed away at Sunnyside Care Home at the age of 80 years.
Maria is survived by her devoted husband, Wilhelmus (Bill); her five children: Patricia (Lionel) Wiens, William (Catherine Holmes), Donald (Denise Herman), Mark (Cheryl Brown) and Marian Kruining. 14 grandchildren, Stephanie (Jesse Mitchell), Jamie, Braeden (Megan Wiens), Kyler, Micaiah, Kenyon, Kerrington, Kortlandt, Logan, Justin, Chelsea, Brendon, Steven, BrookLynn and four great-grandchildren, Korie, Jude, Kiersi, Calix.
Maria was predeceased by her parents and brother Henk in Holland and a daughter Maria in 1965.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Hillcrest Funeral Home.
Arrangements were entrusted to Basil Forsberg.
We are so very grateful for all the love and support we have received. You have carried us through this difficult time. Thank you.
And as Maria would say, “See you in the funny papers!”

The Kruining Family

William "Harold" Bradley

William “Harold” Bradley passed away at Lloydminster Hospital on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the age of 95 years.
Harold leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife of 70 years Violet Bradley (nee Kraft); daughter Barbara (Raymond) Benoit; son Murray (Shirley) Bradley; son Barry Bradley; daughter Carol Bradley; son Randy Bradley; sister Lily Morris; brother-in-law Vernon Marlatt; sister-in-law Verna Collinge; grandchildren: Marlene (Ken) Spence and their children, Colin, Stephanie, Sarah and Ian, Bryan Benoit (Holly) and their children Grayson, Griffin and Amy, Lee Benoit (Angie) and son Garth; Michelle Benoit and children; Tyneal, Wyatt, Jacob, Darys and Keely; Dominique Poissant and children Andrew and Lisa; Jeannette (Shaun) Leipert and their children Lucas and Damon; Phillipp, Jenaya and Noah; Bradley Benoit (Adrianna), Raegan (David) Earl and their children Christian, Jackson, and Sydney; Angela (Dan) Thibault as well as four great great grandchildren: Aileoma, Jade, Oliver and Emmit.
Harold is predeceased by his parents: William and Minnie Bradley; sisters: Beatrice Atkinson, Laura Napper, Bernice Marlatt; brother: Phillip Bradley; as well as numerous other relatives.
The memorial service for Harold was conducted from Grace United Church, Lloydminster, Alberta on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm with Reverend Paul DuVal officiating.
The hymns sung were “Rock of Ages” and “Amazing Grace,” accompanied by organist Linda Anderson.
Interment was held in the Lashburn Cemetery, Saskatchewan.
Donations in memory of Harold may be made to Alzheimer Society or donor’s charity of choice.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.

Thank you to Dr. Antonia, nurses and palative team at Lloydminster Hospital, Reverend Paul DuVal for officiating at Dad’s service and Ladies of St. James Grace United Church for the lunch. Thanks to all who came to help us celebrate Dad’s life and those who gave donations.