John Wasylyk

John Wasylk

John Wasylyk passed away Thursday March 16th at the age of 83. John lived and farmed north of Kinuso, AB since 1953. He was a loving son, brother and uncle. He was preceded in death by his parents Alex and Annie Wasylyk, and his brother Victor. He is survived by his sister Elsie (Ray) Duchesneau, 3 nephews and 2 nieces and their families. Funeral Services are to be held Monday March 27th, 2017 at St. Felix de Valois Catholic Church in Kinuso, AB at 1:00pm – burial and lunch afterward.




Walter Spilak

Born March 12th, 1940 ~  left us peacefully on February 19th, 2017
Walter is survived by his wife Judy, sons Brad wife Diana and Darrin wife Janelle.
Grandchildren Jordynn, Dylan, Kyani & Holden
Great Grandchild Addie
Service will be held at Vanderwell Place March 4th, 2 pm
Celebration of life to follow at the Slave Lake College Gym
Donations if you so desire can be made in Walters memory to the Gilwood Golf and Country Club

As I sit in heaven
And watch you everyday
I try to let you know with signs
I never went away
I hear you when you’re laughing
And watch you as you sleep
I even place my arms around you
To calm you as you weep
I see you wish the days away
Begging to have me home
So I try to send you signs
So you know you are not alone
Don’t feel guilty that you have
Life that was denied to me
Heaven is truly beautiful
Just you wait and see
So live your life , laugh again
Enjoy yourself, be free
Then I know with every breath you take
You’ll be taking one for me
Author unknown

To Live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die….


Larocque, Faye-Ann

Passed: January 17, 2017
Faye-Ann Larocque On January 17, 2017, Mrs. Faye-Ann Larocque of Slave Lake, formerly of Lafond, passed away at the age of 43 years. She is survived by her loving husband of 7 years, Dave; loving parents, Nick & Aggie Kumpula of Lafond; sister, Jo-Layne (Cory) Bromberger of Lafond; many people who had the privelege of loving and receiving love from her, including: Candace Cardinal (Kyle), Johnny (Becka) Kumpula, Chris (Jen) Brideau, Lucien (Melrose) Roux, Darcy Aldrich & her Spacil brothers; godchildren, Alexis, Melanie, Alanna, Nicholas & Kennedy; numerous nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Randall Cardinal Kumpula. A Celebration of Life was held Friday, January 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Centennial Seniors Centre, St. Paul. Pastor Kelly Sibley officiated. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations may be made to your local school breakfast/lunch program. To send condolences online, please visit


Shivak, Dennis

Passed: January 12, 2017
Dennis Shivak On January 12, 2017, Dennis passed away at the age of 61. He will be lovingly remembered by his son, Ivan (Linda); grandchildren, Devin Shivak and Laila McGill; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Richard, Marcel (Arlis), Carol (Rene) Drotar, Jerry (Jackie), Tim (Lana Haynes), Darcy (Rosemarie), Jeannette (Don) Davidge; brother-in-law Jim Vaughn; numerous relatives and friends. Dennis was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Theresa; son Kelly; and sister Denice Vaughn. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017, at Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples, 10821-96 Street, Edmonton. Cremation followed the service. For those who so choose, memorial donations may be made to the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta (Edmonton & Area Chapter), 5215-87 Street, Edmonton, T6E 5L5. To send condolences, please visit