Passed: February 11, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian Johnson in Wabasca on February 11, 2014 at the age of 58. Brian was born in Edmonton Alberta and lived in Leduc until the age of 8 when he moved with his family to Slave Lake. His life careers included Oilfield Operator, Mechanic, and Plumber. Brian moved to Wabasca 17 years ago, where he found a community he wanted to stay in forever. Brian will be missed by his spouse, their son and step daughters. He will also be sadly missed by his 5 daughters and their families; his sister and two brothers. Brian had many friends in Wabasca who have expressed their sorrow at losing a good friend. A memorial took place on February 17, 2014 in Wabasca.
Born: January 09, 1970
Passed: December 22, 2013
Donna Marie Torrance, 43, lost her battle with cancer on December 22, 2013 at the Slave Lake Healthcare Center. She was born January 9, 1970 in Melfort, Saskatchewan. Donna is preceded in death by her father William Leslie Torrance of Ridgedale, Saskatchewan. She is survived by her mother and step-father Ann and Ken Thompson of Slave Lake AB; her brother and sisters, Sonny (Jaime Trachuk) Kebel, Darlene (Colin) Hryniw and Kendra Thompson of Slave Lake AB; her brother, Mark (Michelle Kosteriva) Kebel of Vegreville AB; her brother, Kevin (Lisa Deacon) Gregory of Ottawa ON; her nieces and nephews, Kerri, Erik and Keigen Kebel, Katie and Ty Hryniw, Taryn, Taylor and Lauryn Kosteriva, Jack and Lizzie Kebel and other relatives.
“ … knife-twistingly powerful … It urges readers to stay up deep into the night as I did, flipping pages. [Punishment ] is its own wonderous beast … With it, MacIntyre cements his reputation as one of our country’s most vital writers.” – Giller-nominated author, Craig Davidson, for The Globe and Mail
Alexandra Kopstals has spent the last few years embodying Tolkien’s theory that, “not all who wander are lost.” She has trekked the Andes, survived a hurricane, dogsledded through Algonquin Park, performed at Roy Thompson Hall, and spent a year in London perfecting the perfect cup of tea. When she’s not spinning those adventures into stories or newspaper articles, she can usually be found on the water, baking, or playing with her rambunctious collie, Baelfire. Hailing from Aurora, Ontario, she is an alumnus of Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, and the University of London, Goldsmith’s College in England. Her debut middle grade novel, Dust Buffaloes, is currently on offer.
Ivy Knight spent ten years cooking professionally before leaving restaurant kitchens to write full time. Her first big interview was Jacques Pepin, her second was Calvin Trillin – those two giants provided the best learning curve for breaking into the food writing business and have served her well thus far in a career spent interviewing everyone from Thomas Keller to Ruth Reichl. She’s had lunch with Anthony Bourdain (burgers), brunch with David Chang (charcuterie) and dinner with René Redzepi (fajitas). She has, on different occasions; stayed up all night drinking with Dave McMillan at Joe Beef, peeled turnips for April Bloomfield, shared sips from a bottle of Fernet with Fergus Henderson in her living room and glugs from a jug of moonshine with Sean Brock in a field. She has looked for gators in the deep South with Ben Shewry and cooked lobster for Albert Adria (turns out he’s allergic). She has drunk fine wine at Noma, and also chain smoked there after hours with the crew.
Prof. Diamonds lab integrates developmental, cognitive science, neuroscience, and molecular genetic methods to study prefrontal cortex (PFC) and the most complex cognitive abilities ('executive functions' [EFs]) that rely on PFC and interrelated brain regions. EFs include being able to 'think outside the box' and see things from other perspectives (cognitive flexibility), mentally relating different ideas and facts to one another (working memory), and giving a considered response rather than an impulsive one, resisting temptations, and staying focused (inhibitory control, including selective attention). These abilities are crucial for problem-solving, creativity, and reasoning, and for success in all life's aspects.
I remember how trusting people were then. The March of Dimes for instance had a line down the sidewalk where donations -coins were placed and stayed for the charity. Doors left unlocked, keys left in cars, clothes left in a pile at the swimming pools. A nickel in a shoe. Find something? It got returned if possible. Fights when they happened involved only fists. Not forgetting though Haist’s drug store, Frame’s drug store, Brady’s men’s wear (Dave and Percy), Harry John’s Jewely or the old grist mill in the alley through to the swimming pool where I was later a certified, and paid life guard. Jack Eiler was head life Guard. He later got us doing clown routines at Niagara swim meets where we were entered. Johnny Kaye (Insurance) and his wife oft times drove us.
Remember the trolley station office kitty across the corner of River Side Drive and West Main street. We took that trolley across the old timber bridge trestle, (we some time dared to walk across and fished beneath), over the river, through Stop 19, Hillrust, Thorold to eventually Port Dalhousie amusement park for Industry picnics etc.
Anyway the cold awakening took me back and I stayed awake for two hours reliving moments I’d forgotten through those years of meager living and war when Da was off in the navy for four years and I was ‘the man’ of the family. We went through the rationing and I can still see in my mind’s eye Mom darning socks. She used a light bulb inside the heel to stitch over. I remember her cutting out an insole of cardboard to stuff in my leaking shoe.
Diamond, A. & Taylor, C. (1996). Development of an aspect of executive control: Development of the abilities to remember what I said and to "Do as I say, not as I do." Developmental Psychobiology, 29, 315-334.
Instead of staying in hotels, we stayed with local families and made close friends in southern Bohemia (České Budĕjovice), Moravia (Zlin), and Prague.
Born: November 10, 1946
Passed: December 24, 2016
Garry James Labby Born November 10,1946 lost his battle to cancer and joined the angels Dec 24, 2016. God saw you getting tired. When a cure was not to be, He closed his arms around you and whispered, “Come to Me”. In tears we saw you sinking. We watched you fade away. Our hearts were almost broken, you fought so hard to stay. But when we saw you sleeping so peacefully and free of pain, We could not wish you back to suffer again. So keep your arms around him Lord, and give him special care. Make up for all he suffered and all that seemed unfair Unknown Author Garry is survived by his loving wife Sharon, his son Blaine & wife Jodi, daughter Janelle & husband Darrin, and the lights of his life his grand babies Kyani, Holden, Mackenzie & Linden. A Celebration of his Life will be held at the Widewater Complex on February 4th, 2017 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Donations in his memory can be made to Norwood Palliative Care Unit, 10410-111 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5G 3A2