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July 22, 2021
A candid photo of the seven
graduates from the Living
Truth Christian School
graduation ceremony on
Sat. July 3 at Clive Baptist
Church, Clive, Alta. From
the left, Jerusha Schmidt,
Kristian Quiding, Natalea
Polson, Nathan Jefferies,
Ethen Dunham, Jared
Bushman and Matthew
Allan. Approximately 130
family, friends and staff
celebrated the graduates’
accomplishments and gave
thanks to God with a formal
ceremony followed by a
banquet which included a
slideshow of each grad and
Bashaw news .......................... 2, 4
Elnora council ............................. 2
Professional Directory ................ 2
Castor council ............................. 3
Hanna council ............................ 3
Stettler county council ................ 5
Sudoku ....................................... 6
Classifieds/Careers ..................... 6
Obituaries .................................. 7
Real Estate/Homes ..................... 7
Trochu news ............................... 8
Business Directory ...................... 8
STETTLER TOWN COUNCIL
Approved $348k worth of new vehicles
Local Journalism Initiative reporter
Stettler town council approved the
purchase of over $340,000 worth of new
vehicles after examining the results of
two tenders. The decisions were made at
the July 6 regular meeting of council.
The results of two tenders for new
vehicles were presented one at a time by
Director of Operations Melissa Robbins.
Robbins presented the results of a
tender for a new municipal sidewalk
tractor for which $160,000 had been
budgeted by council in the 2021 capital
“The request for proposal was
posted on Alberta Purchasing
Connection and the following submissions
were received for a base model
municipal sidewalk tractor,” stated
Robbins stated four bids were
received: a Willie brand vehicle from
Superior Truck Equipment Inc. for
$130,790 with a trade-in value for the
old vehicle of $17,500; MacLean brand
vehicle from CubeX Equipment Ltd.
for $125,647 and a trade-in offer of
$8,000; Trackless brand vehicle from
FST Canada Inc. for $142,935 with a
trade-in offer of $12,500; and lastly, a
Holder brand vehicle from Westvac
Industrial Ltd. for $174,013, who also
declined to take the old vehicle on a
“Staff evaluations of all machines
were completed, and the Willie was
the preferred model because of
pricing, serviceability, ride functions
and overall operations,” stated
Robbins stated the final price,
including attachments and trade-in of
the old unit would be $152,520
excluding GST, below the budgeted
amount and it was her recommendation
that the town accept this offer.
Councillors unanimously approved
the offer from Superior Truck
Equipment Inc. for the Willie vehicle.
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I’m not a scientist, but I do readily
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Viruses happily mutate into stronger
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The Bashaw Curling Club hosted 60 teams at the local Agricultural Society grounds for
the Bunnock Tournament. This year’s ultimate championship winners hail from Bittern
Lake, Alta. From the
left, are teammates
Colette Bedard, Shane
Fontaine, Chris Parfett
and Brad Burkhardt.
The team not only won
bragging rights but
also $1,000 cash.
Photo courtesy of the
Bashaw Curling Club
Pumphouse application denied
CAO Sharon Wesgate shared with
council that the application for the
massive upgrades to the village pump
house was denied.
The application to the Alberta
Partnership (AMWWP) was submitted
in late November of last year.
Infrastructure Technologist Denette
Leask responded saying no new
approvals will be given due to ‘recent
provincial budget constraints’ for the
2021/2022 fiscal year.
The project will remain in their
system for further consideration once
future budgets are set.
Dry Island Developments
An accumulation of uncut grass and
weeds has emerged at one residence in
Elnora after an inspection took place
on June 8 around the village.
The undeveloped property owned by
Rick Cloutier of Dry Island
Developments received an Unsightly
Premises notice from the village to
have the property cleaned up.
In response to this, a letter of appeal
was made to council after a conversation
with Stephen Poburan of the Red
Deer County Bylaw Office who advised
for a letter of appeal.
Cloutier stated in this letter that he
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has lived in Elnora for 14 years and
this property has never been
“We purchased this property in
February 2016 and it had never been
required to mow the grass, control
weeds or remove deadfall prior to that
date,” he stated. “While it was the
intention of Dry Island Developments
to develop that parcel of land in cooperation
with the Village of Elnora, that
agreement was deemed null and void
by yourselves (the Village of Elnora)
and nothing has been done to further
He noted it is still vacant, undeveloped
land which begged the question
as to why they must keep it mown if
there is no danger to public safety and
not a large presence of weeds there.
“Dry Island has complied with your
requests in the past to keep it mown
because it seemed the right (and
respectful) thing to do.”
He added that other properties
within Elnora have been abandoned
and ‘totally neglected and the buildings
on site are falling apart.’
Council ultimately passed a motion
that the appeal by Dry Island
Developments Ltd. be denied and compliance
with the unsightly premises
notice issued on June 8 to mow the
grass and weeds be undertaken on or
before July 31, 2021.
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Castor council concerned about paving quality
Local Journalism Initiative reporter
Castor town council is concerned
about the quality of paving recently
completed in the municipality.
Council gave instructions to its staff
regarding these concerns at the July 12
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Town Chief Administrative Officer
(CAO) Christopher Robblee stated that
Coun. Kevin McDougall requested
council discuss the condition of major
paving work done recently within
Castor, including Main Street.
Robblee stated during the meeting
the work being referred to involved
Poppy project approved
Hanna town council approved a
request from Cheryl Stevenson representing
the Community Poppy Project
to install a 20’ x 2’ x 10’ metal sculpture
to honour war veterans in Legion
At the regular meeting on Tues.
June 13, the structure will be made at
a cost of $14,200 through donations and
$4,500 provided by the town.
With positive comments made
online, Stevenson took the initiative to
proceed with the project, including
contacting Sean Olmstead of Metal
Workz to see if he would be interested
in designing and constructing a similar
type of sculpture, to which he
“I started this because of Charlie
[Fielding] and what he did for our
school and community,” said Cheryl.
In the meantime, there was some
formal and informal fundraising happening
for this project, with COVID-19
delaying the progress of this initiative.
The Legion originally agreed to
receive and manage the funds for this
project but then chose to have the town
office facilitate as to not confuse where
donations were going.
This group indicated their approval
of the design which had changed significantly
from the beginning,
primarily as a result of more funding
being available than originally
As the project increased in size the
group approached the Special Areas
regarding placement of the sculpture
on their green space adjacent to Legion
Park and west of their administration
Special Areas, although supportive
of the project, did not want the sculpture
located on their property and
indicated that they would provide inkind
support for building it.
The sculpture is a metal cross
approximately 9.75’ high and 5’ 7’ wide
with one large poppy at the apex of the
cross and smaller poppies decorating
the remainder of the cross.
There are two panels on each side of
the cross that will have pre-drilled
holes to accommodate plaques which
will display and recognize the names
The placing of names on the panels
in terms of who manages this and sets
the policies will be determined soon.
Two quotes were obtained to address
a request to put in a third columbarium
within the Hanna Municipal
Cemetery. Council was tasked with
deciding between Sunset Memorial &
Stone Ltd. for the purchase of a 30
Niche Canadian Mahogany Legacy
Columbarium in the amount of $20,955
or local business Dawn Memorials for
$23,173 offering a slightly smaller size.
Approved in this year’s capital
budget was $17,000 for this purchase.
Council ultimately agreed to go with
Sunset Memorial. “I know we want to
support local but when it’s $2,200, it’s
taxpayers money at the end of the day,”
said Mayor Chris Warwick.
Doug Todd Memorial Park
Gayle Smigg approached the town
with an idea to recognize and honour
Doug Todd for his volunteer commitments
and service to the Town of
Hanna and its residents.
Smigg suggested that Hanna
Crescent be renamed as Todd Crescent
as it is the street where Doug and
Marilyn Todd lived for several years,
and Mrs. Todd still resides in the
Administration then suggested that
the green space in the center of the
crescent may be more suitable with
something to dedicate to the park like
signage, a memorial tree or bench
which she agreed with as changing the
legal name of an existing street can be
Administration received all being
positive comments from neighbours
towards the situation.
Administration has also been in discussion
with Mrs. Todd who indicated
she and her family were honoured that
this was under consideration and indicated
strongly that if there were any
concerns expressed that she would not
want it to proceed.
Council approved a green space
located in Hanna Crescent be designated
as the Doug Todd Memorial
Park in recognition of the contributions
he has made during lifetime as a
lawyer and advocate for the Town of
Hanna. Design options and cost estimates
for a sign will be presented next
Alberta Transportation and that he
contacted the provincial government
department to find out if the contractor
involved was returning
because it appeared the work wasn’t
Robblee, who noted the material in
question was described as “microsurface,”
stated there is paving material
built up in gutters and patched
“They’re full of tar,” said Robblee,
referring to drains.
Robblee reported Alberta
Transportation forwarded the concerns
to the contractor in question.
Coun. McDougall stated he was concerned
about the quality of paving. “I
just thought it was kind of a crappy
job,” said McDougall.
Mayor Richard Elhard agreed,
saying, “It seems rough. It doesn’t
seem like a finished product.”
Coun. Rod Zinger said the work has
pros and cons. “It looks pretty but it
sure is rough,” said Zinger. Zinger
noted that he thought microsurface is
a material used to fill in ruts on
McDougall stated if you don’t speak
up about concerns, then it’s assumed
you don’t have a problem with the
work. Robblee stated the town will
wait and see what response comes
from the contractor.
Councillors turned down a request
from the local handi-van group to use
the former fire hall as storage or
parking for the group’s vehicles.
Coun. Kilner stated she had an
interest in this topic as it could be connected
to the lodge, and excused
herself from the discussion.
Councillors discussed the request,
including how much it would cost the
town rather than renting out the
facility, which would generate revenue.
Councillors instructed Robblee to get
quotes for painting of the arena’s exterior
after reading a memo on the
Robblee stated councillors recently
toured the arena and were aware the
north and south interior walls require
A quote for the work was just slightly
“The budgeted amount for this
project was $10,000,” stated Robblee’s
memo, who further noted that was for
painting of the arena exterior.
He stated the rest of the money
would have to be approved by council
to be moved from the unrestricted surplus
Instead, Coun. Zinger suggested the
town get quotes for painting just the
arena exterior, which he guessed
would come in at less than $10,000.
Councillors unanimously passed a
resolution to that effect.
The Devereux family would like to
thank all those who expressed kindness
to us after the passing of Harry. Your
visits, phone calls, cards, food and
flowers, have meant so much. Though
we were not able to connect with
everyone present at the funeral and
lunch, we so appreciated your presence
We would also like to thank Dean
Ross and staff at Parkview Funeral
Chapel for their attentive care.
For those who were unable to
attend the funeral, and wish to view,
a link to the service can be found
with Harry’s obituary,
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Bashaw home owner says town won’t
deal with bad drainage problem
A Bashaw property owner
wants the Town of Bashaw to do
more with a serious drainage
problem on her property.
Hazel Brooks, 82, who’s lived
at her current property since
2011, told the ECA Review in a
July 15 phone interview that she
owns two adjacent lots which
had no serious drainage issues
before the construction of a
major new building in town.
“Before this new school was
built, there was no problem,”
said Brooks, who added she
never noticed water problems
on her property until
Brooks said the
when Battle River
of the new school in
2016, which included
the demolition of the
Brooks said during
brought in a lot of
dirt” and two drains
were placed that run
down 25 feet.
She stated the culvert
sits “at quite an
angle” so when it
rains or snow melts the water
really moves, bringing with it
sand and gravel which resulted
in a ruined garden, including
shrubs and perennials.
As the water runs across her
property, stated Brooks, it eventually
arrives at a row of trees
which divide Brooks’ two lots
and then seems to disappear.
She said she’s worried because
water doesn’t just disappear.
In the summer of 2020 Brooks
stated heavy rain caused water
to run across the property and
threaten her home and the only
thing that stopped it was a pile
of lumber which Brooks had sitting
there waiting to be
assembled into a deck.
The senior citizen stated that
Water accumulating as a result of a drainage issue on Bashaw
resident Hazel Brooks’ property. ECA Review/Hazel Brooks
the damage to her property is
obvious when anyone looks at
the drain that comes down
between 51st Street, which runs
along the east side of the school
property, and the municipal
sidewalk that runs by the
school. She noted the drain is on
Brooks stated she’s complained
to the Town of Bashaw
on several occasions about the
situation and did have some discussions
with the town on
fixing the problem.
She noted the town offered to
purchase one of her lots, but she
said the town’s offer wasn’t fair.
Brooks stated the Town of
Bashaw offered to buy the
vacant lot for $18,500 but that
Brooks had to
that she feels
be a fair offer,
related to the
town’s offer in
Brooks stated it
appears the town’s offer was
Brooks stated she doesn’t
really want to sell the
vacant lot but is worried
about her house.
The offer was confirmed
in an email to the ECA
Review from the Town of
Bashaw July 16.
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(CAO) Theresa Fuller stated,
“We are aware of the situation
and the issues. Our
attempts to resolve the situation
with the property
owner have been declined.
“We have noted the culvert
has been blocked since
June 22, 2021. The town did
not place this blockage. The
source is unknown.”
Scapa’s St. Peter’s Lutheran
Church celebrates 100 years
Local Journalism Initiative
It’s not often you see 100
year anniversaries celebrated
in Alberta, but one church
community in Special Areas
4 is gearing up to do so. St.
Peter’s Lutheran Church near
Scapa, Alta. is marking its
100th summer in that area
with a much-anticipated
get-together Aug. 7. There will
be a service at 2 p.m. with
former Pastor Colin Millang
of Sherwood Park conducting
the Centennial service followed
by lunch, refreshments
and fellowship. Open to all
interested in attending.
Church member and volunteer
Les Stulberg stated the
COVID-19 pandemic loomed
over the congregation’s’ 100th
anniversary plans all this
year, but with the provincial
government lifting restrictions
July 1, the party is now
“It’s been in the planning
stages for some time,” said
Stulberg by phone July 8.
Stulberg stated St. Peter’s
Lutheran Church, which has
been declared a historic site,
has quite an interesting history,
as the church was
originally built in
Wetaskiwin in 1911 but within
10 years the congregation disbanded
and mostly returned
to the United States.
At that time Scapa didn’t
exist, and in fact there wasn’t
even a rail line in the area.
However, Rev. Julius
Zaetschky travelled through
the Scapa area holding
Lutheran services in homes.
The reverend heard St.
Peter’s was vacant, so he
made arrangements to move
the building to what was
called the Dowling Lake area
at that time.
A group of men went to
Wetaskiwin and disassembled
the church, including
cutting the steeple off, and
moved it south where the
parts were picked up by volunteers
in the Craigmyle
The parts were then taken
to the Dowling Lake area and
reassembled in April, 1921;
the volunteers likely oblivious
that the church would
stand in that spot for a
Stulberg stated the celebration
will be a one-day event
Sat., Aug. 7 at the St. Peter’s
Lutheran Church grounds
He said the schedule calls
for a church service at 2 p.m.
followed by lunch, fellowship
and visiting. Plus, volunteers
hope to have a history booklet
available on the church’s
100th anniversary and tours
of the church itself. The event
is casual and no invites are
Volunteers pointed out the
events open to anyone who
wishes to attend.
Stulberg stated St. Peter’s
Lutheran Church’s solitary
dignity gives its community
powerful feelings of comfort.
“It’s just sort of a pride for our
community,” he said.
“It’s a beautiful, quiet,
peaceful spot down there.”
St. Peter’s Lutheran
Church is located south of
Endiang; use Sec. Hwy. #855,
and the church is located to
the east at the intersection of
Twp. Rd. #334 and Range Rd.
A story that appeared in last
week’s edition of the ECA
Review requires correction. In
the story about St. Peter’s
Lutheran Church, it should
have been noted the church is
located in the Scapa district
rather than as part of the
Endiang community. Our apologies
for any confusion this may
St. Peter’s Historic Lutheran Church
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100 th Anniversary Celebration
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St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
near Scapa, Alta. is marking
its 100th summer in that area
with a much-anticipated gettogether
ECA REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB July 22'21 5
Property owner tells council lagoon
problem wasn’t his fault
Stettler county council heard
a presentation at their July 14
regular meeting from a property
owner who told them a
release of water from the Red
Willow sewage lagoon was not
Glen Goertzen of Mike-Ro
Farms Ltd. appeared before
council to respond to a report
filed by county staff at the May
12 regular meeting of council.
At that meeting Director of
Municipal Services Andrew
Brysiuk reported the release of
treated effluent from the Red
Willow lagoon in the fall of 2020
and “...the outfall of treated
effluent did not fully follow the
established ditch and there was
some accumulation in an
adjacent wetland, so the
drainage was stopped...
Examination in the spring has
shown that the ditch may no
longer be consistent with the asconstructed
grades due to use
by farming operations that have
deposited cultivated soils into
Goertzen stated he disagreed
with that assessment.
“There was no way the
farming operations (caused it),”
He noted that he’s seen high
points in the route where the
water was supposed to go, and
pointed out one spot he’s seen a
three and a half foot rise which
would obviously cause an issue
for running water.
Then in spring 2021 they met
in person at the site and saw
that the effluent would not have
followed the planned route.
The property owner pointed
out that statements in a previous
ECA Review story
covering the May 12 Stettler
county council meeting
claiming farming practises contributed
to the problem were
wrong and needed to be
He also noted he never
received samples of the water
after it was released onto his
Goertzen noted the County of
Stettler does not have an easement
on his property, then said,
“I don’t think I want to be the
holding pond for the Red Willow
Goertzen then stated he was
disappointed the county staff
didn’t work with him on the
water release and without an
easement he doesn’t think they
could release water on his land,
which he farmed for many
years and which he now rents
STETTLER COUNTY COUNCIL
Buffalo Lake south shore
plan passes second reading
Local Journalism Initiative reporter
Stettler county council moved one
step closer to adopting a new area
structure plan for a part of Buffalo
Lake along with rescinding a plan
connected to a controversial
The move was made after a public
hearing held during the July 14 regular
meeting of council.
Councillors passed second reading
of Bylaw 1662-21 Buffalo Lake South
Shore Area Structure Plan (ASP), the
final approval of which would also
include repealing the Buffalo Lake
South Shore Intermunicipal
Development Plan (IDP) and the
Paradise Shores ASP.
The proposed Paradise Shores
camping development became a hot
topic several years ago when many
Buffalo Lake area residents opposed it.
The proposed bylaw is a solution to
Stettler county’s desire to accommodate
development near Buffalo Lake.
“It has been the county’s experience
that the current arrangement and content
of the Buffalo Lake South Shore
IDP does not accommodate types of
development that the county is prepared
to see in the area,” stated the
“Approval of all three municipalities
to change the Buffalo Lake South
Shore IDP has been difficult to obtain
and as a result the county has decided
to withdraw from the Buffalo Lake
South Shore IDP.”
Reeve Larry Clarke opened the
public hearing and asked Director of
Planning Jacinta Donovan if there
were any letters in support of the
bylaw, and she noted there was one.
He then asked if there were any letters
opposed, and she read six which
included the concern that the bylaw
goes against the spirit of the existing
south shore IDP which maintains
A statement given to the ECA
Review July 14 by lake resident
Corinne Beke-Cruickshank stated,
“The south shore communities have
proposed a reasonable compromise to
close the unlimited density loophole.
“Apply a 50 per cent limit on multiunit
development properties to each
plan area separately, leaving 438 units
available for one development east of
Sec. Hwy. 835 and 262 units west of it,
or apply a reasonable density limit of
three units per acre to all RV parks or
other multi-unit development
When Clarke asked if anyone
wished to speak in favour of the bylaw,
there were no takers.
When he asked if anyone wished to
speak against, much of the next 45
minutes were filled by these speakers.
Bruce Olson stated he spoke on
behalf of two organizations and both
had similar concerns, including unacceptably
high density of people and
insufficient lake access.
Julie Rattan spoke on behalf of the
Rochon Sands Heights Community
Association and stated Bayview
Street, which runs along the lake,
shouldn’t be exempt from road standards
and also opposed higher
A number of other residents also
spoke in person to oppose the bylaw
and stated their concerns included
increasing population density, possible
harm to the aesthetics of the lake and
the fact that the controversial
Paradise Shores was “still fresh in
The reeve then asked Parkland
Community Parkland Services (PCPS)
planner Craig Teal if he could address
Teal, who noted concerns from the
public consultation were taken into
consideration in the bylaw’s current
form, noted the bylaw protects natural
areas of the lake regardless of whether
population density goes up.
Teal also stated the possibility of a
public wastewater system increases if
population density goes up, which
would reduce things like septic tanks
which could leech into the lake. He
also stated the south shore area in
question is a development node and
was intended for development.
Coun. James Nibourg asked if the
ends the Paradise
kills the regulatory
closed the pubic
reading by a 6 to 1
vote and then
third to a future
meeting in order
to consider information
Property owner Glen Goertzen showed this photo to Stettler County
council July 14 to show how water released from the Red Willow
lagoon didn’t go where it was supposed to. ECA Review/Submitted
out to another fellow.
After his presentation,
Reeve Larry Clarke thanked
Goertzen for coming in and
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ECA REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB July 22'21 7
Cheerful, positive and fun loving
Lawrence Edward George Letniak
April 30, 1951 – June 25, 2021
Lawrence Edward George Letniak
was born April 30, 1951 at the Consort
Hospital to James and Mary (Tym)
Letniak. He completed the family of
four children, joining siblings
Ron, Darlene and
He was to call the
Hemaruka, Alta. area home
until his passing on June
25, 2021 at the Coronation
Hospital at the age of 70.
After graduating from
Consort High School,
Lawrence received a
Science degree from Walla Letniak
Walla University, WA and it
was here that Debbie Siemsen from
Sandpoint, ID caught his eye and his
Love blossomed and after their marriage
on June 29, 1975, they both took a
one-year teaching assignment in
Upon their return to Alberta, they
set up their home on the Letniak farm
near Hemaruka and the 45-year
farming adventure began.
Their lives were complete when two
beautiful children came to bless their
home, Ryan and Jodi.
They lived busy lives and life was
good for many years; Debbie caring for
the children as well as working in the
field of education, and Lawrence doing
Lived life to the fullest
Elmer Joseph Klein
Sept. 20, 1944 –
July 7, 2021
The Klein family would like to notify
you that Elmer Klein died on July 7,
2021 surrounded by his family. He had
a peaceful conclusion to his journey
He is survived by
Vicky, his wife of 52
years (and 11
months!), his son
and his son Gage
He had the pleasure
grandpa to five
Amy, Janelle, Evan
and the very-long-awaited Kalissa.
He is known to his grandchildren as
Grandpa Fix-It, confirmed by a mug
that said, “If Grandpa can’t fix it, no
The community has known him as
Santa Claus for 43 years and he is
known affectionately as Fudd by his
brother, Pat (Sylvia), and sister,
Elmer came to Alberta from
Saskatchewan when he was fouryears-old
and resided on the family
farm near Delburne until the last year
of his life.
He completed his journey under the
care of the exceptional staff at
Timberstone Mews in Red Deer who
looked after him with genuine affection
He lived his life to the fullest, finally
exceeding the nine lives he always
seemed to have and we are grateful for
all the memories we will carry with
In keeping with Elmer’s wishes, we
will celebrate his life among family
A mass will be held at St. Mary’s
Catholic Church in Red Deer on Thurs.
July 22, 2021 at 11 a.m., followed by a
gathering at the family farm. A private
interment will take place at a later
Condolences to the family may be
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Grandchildren her passion
It is with heavy hearts we
announce the peaceful passing of
Helen Annie Dean at the age of 88 on
July 12, 2021 in Strathmore,
She was born in Castor,
Alta. on May 29, 1933 and is
survived by her four children,
14 grandchildren, six
great grandchildren with
one more on the way and
numerous extended family.
Helen is predeceased by
her son, Terry Sitter and
Helen was a strong independent
woman who raised her five
what he loved most...farming.
However, sadness struck their home
shortly after Debbie’s retirement.
Bravely, she battled cancer but passed
away on Jan. 6, 2018. Lawrence and
Debbie had been married for over 42
Lawrence continued to farm
and in time he became
acquainted with Sheri
Parchment Townsend from
Once more, wedding bells
were to ring and Lawrence and
Sheri pledged their love to each
other and were married on
March 8, 2020.
Several months later,
Lawrence’s leukemia symptoms
seriously surfaced and during
the next year, Sheri lovingly cared for
him. He continued farming duties to a
lesser degree, but always took joy in
doing whatever he could do right until
his final day of life. Lawrence and
Sheri had been married almost 16
months at the time of Lawrence’s
Lawrence had a cheerful, positive
and fun-loving way. He had a genuine
interest in people. He often listened
without judgment and this allowed
him, when appropriate, to give encouragement
and timely counsel as well.
Taking time to be involved in the
broader community was important to
him; he helped where needed,
children as a single parent in Calgary,
Her passion was caring and raising
her many grandchildren,
socializing and spending time
with her friends.
She will be deeply missed by
her daughter-in-law Corinna
Werth and son Glen Sitter who
was with her until the end.
“All your pain is over now
mom, you can truly rest in
peace with Terry.” Love forever
A graveside service will be
held in Castor, Alta. on
Tues. July 20, 2021 at 1 p.m.
including serving on the Special
Areas and Medical Centre Boards for
Two elements were central to
Lawrence’s life: his love for God; and
his love for people, beginning with his
family. He was a devoted husband,
father, brother, grandfather, uncle and
Lawrence lived his life with genuine
authenticity being the same at home,
at work, at church, or in the community.
He walked through life
courageously, facing many trials and
difficulties over the years, including
advanced leukemia in the last year.
His faith in God enabled him to
carry on and express gratitude even in
adversity. His joyful spirit, his kind,
gentle and encouraging ways will be
Lawrence is survived by his loving
wife, Sheri; children: Ryan (Trina)
Letniak of Edmonton; and Jodi
(Marvin) Primero of Burleson, TX;
grandchildren: Chloe and Braden
Primero; siblings: Ron (Connie)
Letniak; Darlene (Paul) Karmy; and
Ellen (Bob) Bell; sister-in-law: Patti
several aunts and
uncles; a host of
nieces as well as
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Lawrence was predeceased by his
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Interment took place at Lakeroad
Cemetery on Sun. July 11, 2021.
Celebration of Lawrence’s life will be
held Mon. Aug. 2, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the
Veteran Full Gospel Church, Veteran,
Alta. Luncheon to follow at the
Veteran Community Centre.
Memorial donations may be made to
the Coronation Hospital and Care
Condolences can be sent to the
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The family of Lawrence Letniak
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the nursing staff of the Coronation
Hospital and Care Centre for their
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Trochu rodeo and gymkhana wrap up
What a beautiful day it was in
Trochu, Alta. on June 26, 2021.
We were so happy to have been able
to open this event up to the public. In
less then two weeks, we where able to
get a concession ready, food truck
available and beer gardens.
It was a great start to our summer
season of things to do in Trochu and
area. Thank you so very much for all
the support from everyone who came
out to enjoy our festivities.
Congratulations to all the winners
and thank you to Crooked Horn
Canadian Junior Rodeo Association
for organizing this event.
Thank you to our committee and
volunteers, Nicooly Bignold, Bobbie
Painter, Lynnette Toews de Beaudrap,
Jean Guy Martel , Danielle
Weisenburger, Jaime Martel, Lori de
Beaudrap, Sara Lemay and Pam
Keintz. Without you, our events
Huge thank you to all our sponsors.
Gold - Co-operators; Silver- Trochu
Motors, Viterra, Hannibal Inspection,
Town of Trochu, RanAman Ranch and
Three Hills Dental.
Bronze - Healthy Family
Chiropractor, Smith Repair, Fantasy
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We had Four Seasons Appetizer
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well as Firemaster for taking care of
the rodeo contestants.
Mark June 24-26, 2022 on your calendar.
Next year is our fifth year
anniversary and we will be having a
3-day event. We are very excited for
what next year will be. Be sure to
watch out for what is to come.
We also had our Annual July 1st
Gymkhana. This year was a little different
with the heat, as we started at 10
a.m. It was great to see people in the
stands taking in our fun non-traditional
Next event is this Sat. July 24 at 10
a.m. More will be planned for later this
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For additional support to our society,
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You may contact us on our Facebook
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Tandem in demand
Cont’d from Pg 1
The director of operations presented
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tandem truck for the Town of Stettler,
complicated by the scarcity of 2021
“Because of the known delivery
delays with obtaining a new 2021
tandem, optional proposals were
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Robbins, who added that council had
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“Industrial Machine Inc., Viking
Cives Ltd., Glover International
Trucks Ltd., and New West
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sander connection capability from
Glover International Trucks Ltd.
The truck was viewed in Red Deer
and meets all our required specifications
and has a one month delivery.
The truck price is $186,096.25
excluding GST.” Robbins stated in her
report Glover declined the take the old
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sell it themselves.
Councillors unanimously agreed to
purchase the International for a total
price of $195,635.25, including extra
warranty, plus tax.
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