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LEFEBVRE, Sydney Gilles

October 16, 1967 – August 20, 2018


With deep sadness we announce that Sydney Gilles Lefebvre of Cochrane, AB, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 20th, 2018 at the age of 50 years.

Syd was born in Ontario, moving to Calgary when he was in his 20’s to pursue a career in the construction industry.  He loved education and was the top of his class when going through his apprenticeship training.  He achieved his journeyman certificate as an Electrician, then his Master Electrician certificate and then he moved onto getting his journeyman certificate in Heating and Cooling systems.  He enjoyed building houses, and although he wasn’t certified, he was an amazing carpenter and framer.  He built many houses in his lifetime, in Ontario where he started, in Calgary, Red Deer and in Cochrane.  In his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors, kayaking and camping.  He also enjoyed travelling when he could, and spent some time in the Caribbean getting scuba certified, which was on his bucket list.  His true passion was with playing pool and throughout his life he spent time in tournaments or just played to relax.  The true “love of his life” was his daughter Ashley.  They kayaked and camped lots in Ashley’s early years as well as spent much of their time enjoying their mutual passion of watching movies at the theatre.

A Celebration of Syd’s Life will be held at The Venue Bar and Grill (113 Railway St W, Cochrane, AB) on Sunday September 16th at 1pm with a fundraiser pool tournament to follow. In lieu of flowers, Syd would have appreciated that donations be made to his precious daughter, Ashley.  Donations will be gratefully accepted at the fundraiser event or by contacting Ashley’s mother at







Published in: Obituaries 2015, Obituaries 2016, Obituaries 2017, Obituaries 2018 | on September 4th, 2018 | 1 Comment »

THOMPSON, Daniel Bruce

March 12, 1956 – December 7, 2015

Dan Thompson died in the Foothills Hospital on December 7, 2015.
His death was caused by lung cancer.

Dan was born on March 12, 1956 in Calgary. He is a long time resident of Cochrane having spent most of his life here and having family ties in Cochrane dating back to the late 1800s.
He worked at a number of jobs in Cochrane over the decades and was also a locksmith in town and in the surrounding area for many years. He was an avid pool player and a member of the Cochrane Legion.

He is survived by friends and family who will remember him for his honesty and generosity, his keen and inventive intellect, razor sharp wit and wry humour.

Rest in peace Dan. You will be missed.

A gathering to celebrate Dan’s life will be held
on Sunday, December 20th from 2 – 4 p.m.
at the Cochrane Legion, 114 – Fifth Ave, Cochrane, AB T4C 1A5

Published in: Obituaries 2015 | on December 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

SOOS, Beverly Dianne

January, 17, 1948 – December 2, 2015

On December 2, 2015, Beverly Dianne Soos (nee Puddicombe) passed on to join God as a new angel.
Bev, the sweetest and kindest soul, continues to be deeply loved by her husband, Jim; son, Colin (MaryAnn and sons, Austin and Nate); and daughter, Karmelle (Jeff and son, Hunter and daughter, Elle). Bev was a tough competitor with her fight with cancer never giving up, never losing her sense of humour and always being kind and caring. We want to thank the entire medical care team at the Tom Baker Hospital, the Palliative Care team; and the absolutely amazing individuals who comprise the Rosedale Hospice. We appreciate every act of kindness by all to Bev and to each family member. A Celebration of Bev’s Life will be held at The Links of GlenEagles ( 100 Gleneagles Drive, Cochrane ) on Friday, December 11, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to THE ALBERTA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL ( 2888 Shaganappi Trail, NW, Calgary AB T3B 6A8 ) or as Bev’s greatest joys were her grandchildren

Published in: Obituaries 2015 | on December 7th, 2015 | 9 Comments »

LUPYCZUK, Angela ( Adelgunde)

August 26, 1927 – December 1, 2015

Angela was born in Wielke, Poland, she immigrated to Canada with her family in 1948 landing in Quebec City and taking residence in Calgary. She met the love of her life, Stephan, in 1949. They were married on May 6, 1950. She worked hard and long hours to build and run various businesses to help provide for her family. Angela was a kind, gentle and loving soul. She was loved and adored by all and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Stephan, son Bill (Carol) their children Keri (Andrew), Lindsay, her daughter Helen (Ken) their children Curtis (Holly) and Garret and her great grandchildren Addison, Lucas, Sierra and Samantha, her siblings Irma (Morris), Elsie (Adrien), Eric (Carolyn), nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Angela was predeceased by her father Adam Gissel and her mother Lydia Gissel Reinhart, 5 siblings and a great niece. Prayer Service will be held on Friday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Divine Liturgy will be served at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, ( 704 – 6th Street N.E., Calgary ) on Saturday, December 5th, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. with The Reverend Michael Bohun presiding. In lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 100, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6 or the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta, 10531 Kingsway Ave, Edmonton, AB T5H 4K1 or The family would like to express our thanks to the caregivers at Bowview Manor for their kind and compassionate care of Angela.

Published in: Obituaries 2015 | on December 2nd, 2015 | 2 Comments »

BUTTERS, Donna Carroll

March 10, 1929 – November 6, 2015

Donna Butters of Cochrane Alberta, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2015, at the age of 86 years.
She was predeceased by her son Ian in 1986 and husband Richard in 1989. Donna is lovingly remembered by her sons Erik ( Laura ) and Lamont; three grandchildren: Erin ( John ), Alyssa ( Jake ) and Dale; two great grandchildren: Katie and Sam, her sister Peggy and special friend Laura Gellately; as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Donna’s life will be held at Cochrane Alliance Church, ( 902 Glenbow Drive, Cochrane ) on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 2:00 P.M.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Donna’s memory may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Edmonton (8944 – 182 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 2E3 ) or .

Published in: Obituaries 2015 | on November 13th, 2015 | 4 Comments »

WARD, John William

Mr. John W. Ward
September 30, 1932 – October 29, 2015

John William Ward, beloved husband of Glenda for 60 years, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on October 29, 2015 at the age of 83. Besides his wife, John will be lovingly remembered by his children: Tim ( Wenda ), Marianne ( Frank ) Suarez and Elizabeth ( Dean ) McCarthy; grandchildren: Kristen ( Eli ) White, Jennifer ( Jason ) Page, Amy Suarez, Ashley ( Drew ) Haney and Haley McCarthy; sisters, Betty Flower and Leah ( Ed ) Hutsell; longtime friend Steve Brodeur; as well as a circle of other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church ( 3704 – 37 Street S.W., Calgary ) on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 12:00 P.M. Special thanks to the staff of unit 73 at the Rockyview Hospital for their care and compassion during his final days.

Flowers gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in John’s memory may be made to the Firefighter’s Museum Society of Calgary, 4124 – 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3H2 or

Published in: Obituaries 2015, Uncategorized | on October 31st, 2015 | 3 Comments »

ROBB, Thelma Merle (Kerslake)

December 21, 1925 – October 15, 2015

Thelma passed away peacefully on October 15, 2015 at the age of 89 years. She was born in the Calgary General Hospital, and was proud to call herself a ” Native ” Calgarian. She was predeceased by her daughter Marianne Bradley in 2003. Thelma is lovingly remembered by her husband Doug of 65 years, her sons: Bruce ( Bonnie ), and Gord ( Joanne ), her seven Grandchildren; Trevor (Kate), Torrie (Mike), Travis (Amber), Curtis (Megan), Colin, Nicole and Kevin, four great grandchildren; Brooke, Griffen, Morgan and Gwynn, her sister Betty ( Drew ) Mitchell, son in-law Ken, daughter in-law Lois, many cousins, as well as a circle of other relatives and friends.
A Graveside Service will be held at Queen’s Park Cemetery on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Friends and family are asked to meet at the 4th Street N.W. entrance (3219 -4th Street NW, Calgary ) at 10:30 A.M., and be guided to the grave site. Following the graveside service, friends and family are invited to join the family for a time of fellowship at Calgary Crematorium located within the valley of Queen’s Park Cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Thelma’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Published in: Obituaries 2015 | on October 19th, 2015 | 5 Comments »


June 26, 1927 – October 1, 2015

Bessie MacKenzie of Dog Pound, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2015 at the age of 88, with her family at her side. She was predeceased by a grandson Keith on August 18,1991
and her husband David on November 22, 2007. She is lovingly survived by her sons Alan (Beverly) Ross (Elaine) and Ward (Dixi) along with 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.
Bessie was born in Acme, Alberta on June 26, 1927 and shortly after moved to Water Valley, Alberta with her mother and father, Edith and William King. Upon marriage the career of farming and raising a family at Dog Pound kept her fully engaged and entertained. She reveled in her family and embraced those rural surroundings.
After cremation, a Memorial Service to celebrate Bessie’s life will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church ( 128 First Street East, Cochrane ) on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Bessie’s memory may be made to STARS Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Pk N.E., Calgary, AB. T2E 8M7 or
Love you Mom.

Published in: Obituaries 2015 | on October 5th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

SETTER, Dallas (nee Shapka)


November 21, 1953 – September 26, 2015

On September 26th, 2015, in Calgary, AB, Dallas Setter passed away at the age of 61. She was a long-time resident of Water Valley, AB and proud owner of the Water Valley RV Park. Growing up in a rodeo family, Dallas loved horses and country life. She cared deeply for her family and friends.
Dallas will be lovingly remembered by her husband Dean Setter; her son Jordan Shapka, daughter-in-law Megan and granddaughter Callie; her father Harold Shapka and his partner Elaine Daley; her sister Janice Shapka and her family Ruppert, Rae-lee (Devon) and Jay; her brother Guy Shapka and his family Tammy, Tanner and Teagan; her aunt Caroline Butlin and her husband Marvin; and many more special family members. Dallas was predeceased by her mother Gloria Shapka. The family held a private Celebration of Dallas’ Life on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the Cochrane RancheHouse. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Dallas’ memory may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta (100 – 119 – 14th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6) or the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation , #3100 – 246 Stewart Green S.W., Calgary Alberta T3H 3C8,

Published in: Obituaries 2015 | on October 5th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

LAMBERT, Evelyn Isabelle

Mrs. Evelyn Lambert
May 12, 1934 – September 16, 2015

Evelyn passed away peacefully in her own home September 16, 2015. Ev was born on the farm north of Cochrane on May 12, 1934. She attended Cochrane Lakes School until the age of ten and then went to school in Cochrane after her family moved into Town in 1945. Ev went to work for the Post Office at the age of 16 and worked there on and off for 43 years.
It was during this time that she met Vern Lambert. They married in 1953. Ev and Vern built a house on the lot next to Ev’s parents and lived there until 1976 when they moved to the ranch on Grand Valley. She also worked for Cochrane’s first I.G.A., Kerfoot and Downs Hardware and Lorne Helmig’s Esso Station. In 1981 Ev started delivering mail to rural boxes around the Cochrane area until retiring 14 years later. Ev is survived by her husband Vern. She was predeceased by her father, Alex Beadle and her mother, Luella Beadle.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church ( 128 First Street East, Cochrane ) on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Evelyn’s memory may be made to St. Andrew’s United Church, 128 First Street East, Cochrane Alberta, T4C 1Z3 or

Published in: Obituaries 2015 | on September 18th, 2015 | 3 Comments »