Event aimed to stomp out stigma around mental illness

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterIt was a chance to raise awareness and funds for a good cause – mental illness and the stigma surrounding it.Sparta House held their second Sparta Stomp, a five-kilometre walk around town on Saturday, May 7.About 30 people participated in the walk, raising $3,323 for Sparta House’s recreation program.The message for participants just before the … Read more

Manchulenko, Shirley (Joyce)

Forever In Our HeartsShirley (Joyce) ManchulenkoCelebration of Life You’re invited to celebrate the life and time ofShirley (Joyce) Manchulenko who passed awayDecember 16, 2021 at WCCCC.We invite her many frineds and acquaintences tojoin the family in honouring Joyce.Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. atPeace Lutheran Church, 4304 2nd Street West,followed by a reception.

Kroening, Lonnie Faye

October 4th, 1966 – April 15th, 2022A branch has fallen away from the family tree. To some, it was only a branch. To those directly connected to it, it is an insurmountable loss. Though the world keeps spinning, we are left frozen in grief. On April 15th, 2022, at 3:00 am, Lonnie Kroening passed away peacefully and pain-free of breast … Read more

Boyko, Victor

September 1st, 1938 – April 23rd, 2022It is with great sadness that the family of Victor Boyko announce his passing on April 23, 2022.Vic was born in Swan River, Manitoba, and left school to help work on the family farm. Dad then left the prairies and moved to Vancouver, BC, where he met his wife, Nellie.Vic and his family lived … Read more

BELL, Rena Isabel

Rena Bell (nee Grose), of Claresholm, AB passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at the age of 91 years. Rena was born in Lacombe, Alberta on April 26, 1930, and grew up on the family farm southeast of town. She attended the one-room Eclipse Country School and then Clive High School. Later, she trained to be a Certified Nursing … Read more

Taylor, Helen

March 23, 1935 ~ April 2, 2022Our friend Helen Taylor passed away peacefully at the Claresholm General Hospital on April 2, 2022. Helen was born, the youngest of three girls, to James Warren and Margaret (Smith) Warren on March 23, 1935, in Vegreville, Alberta. Her father moved the family a number of times, from Lloydminister and eventually to Black Diamond where she and her sisters grew … Read more