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Geraldine “Gerri” Veronica Macpherson Geraldine “Gerri” Veronica Macpherson of Camrose, AB was born on March 21, 1942 in Windsor, Ontario. She was the second child of Dan and Josephine Fenton. Gerri lived her early years in Tecumseh, ON, and it was there that she attended school. In 1962, at the age of 20, Gerri joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and she was posted at Gimli, MN. It was at Gimli where Gerri met Douglas Macpherson. They were married on June 2, 1962 and they started their family: Stephen, Gail and Sheila were all born in Manitoba, while Daniel was born in Germany. Gerri and her family were transferred with the Air Force several times during their military career, both within Canada and abroad. Their postings included Gimli (Manitoba), Zweibrucken (Germany), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Trenton (Ontario), Cold Lake (Alberta), Baden-Soellingen (Germany), and they finished their career back at Cold Lake. During their stay in Germany, Douglas and Gerri joined a walking club as a means of touring and exercise in the small towns throughout Europe. Over those four years in the mid-1980s, they walked nearly 10,000 kilometers, completed 18 marathons, and visited 13 different countries. The beautiful white Trillium Urn which Gerri chose for herself was an award she had received from the German Walking Club. Gerri and Douglas retired in Camrose where she enjoyed the easygoing lifestyle and the many friends she met. She enjoyed the evenings at the bingo hall and her favourite slot machines at the Casino. Gerri passed away on December 7, 2019 at the age of 77 years. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Douglas; children Stephen (Liz) of Kansas City, Missouri, Gail (Robert) Mantle of Irricana, AB, and Dan (Monica) of Camrose, AB; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; her sister Joyce (Guy) Poynter of Tecumseh, ON; brother Bill (Kay) Fenton of Toronto, ON; and son-in-law David Kensley. She was predeceased by her parents Daniel and Josephine Fenton; and her daughter Sheila Kensley. Funeral Mass will take place at 11:00 a.m on Saturday, January 18, 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Camrose, AB with Father Joby Augustin as celebrant. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will take place at the Camrose Valleyview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made towards the Camrose Animal Shelter or to the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation.

Dennis Vernon Galenza September 22, 1942 ~ January 4, 2020 Dennis passed away on January 4, 2020 at the age of 77 on the family farm in the Hay Lakes area. Dennis will be sadly missed and remembered by his brother Lawrence Galenza; niece Christine (Ken) Cha and their daughters Justine and Vanessa; nephew Larry (Gale) Galenza and their sons Cote (Jeni) and Barry; nephew Kendall Beleshko; nephew Ferrell Beleshko (Jen) and their son Roman; brother-in-law Harry Beleshko; Elaine Galenza; and many special friends and cousins. Dennis was predeceased by his sister Lorraine Beleshko and parents Josephine and Peter Galenza. Dennis was born in Camrose on September 22, 1942 and was raised on the farm where he lived his whole life. He went to school at Ellswick and then in Hay Lakes. Dennis enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a steward of nature. He worked on the family farm as a young man and continued working evenings and weekends after taking on full time work as a carpenter, then in the oilfield, at Stelco and for the Alberta Government Services in the Mechanical Maintenance Department. He took classes at N.A.I.T. several winters in the evenings and received his welder’s ticket and machinist certificate. Later, he worked at Green Spade Tree Movers and Pipe-Watch Inc. He was also an integral part in the transformation of the old Bono’s building from restaurant to dental office. He was a man of many talents and skills and was always willing to help and lend his many skills to family, friends and neighbours. Dennis was always busy with different projects and helping others. Dennis will be remembered lovingly for his generous heart, helping hand and sense of humour. A Prayer Vigil was held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from the Burgar Memorial Chapel. A Funeral Mass was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020 from St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Joby Augustin officiating. Interment has taken place at St. Peter and St. Paul Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hay Lakes. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Dennis’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to Ducks Unlimited. To send condolences, please visit

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William Solverson May 24, 1924 ~ January 9, 2020 Bill Solverson of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at the age of 95 years. Left to cherish his memory are his children Jean (Neil) Johnston of Camrose, Peggy Breckenridge of Edmonton, David (Elizabeth) of Camrose, Kathy (Daryl) Broen of Camrose, Ken (Michelle) of Camrose, Julie (Ken) Kummer of Barrhead, and Joan (Ken) Lesy of Edmonton; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and brothers Jack (Helen) of New Norway and Mike (Joan) of Lacombe. Bill was predeceased by his wife Mary; son Jimmy; daughter Janet; brother Donald; sisters Marie Harper and Mary Lynn; and parents Solvie and Ruby Solverson. A private family service will be held at a later date. If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in William’s memory may be made to the Louise Jensen Care Centre – Juniper Cottage. To send condolences, please visit

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IN MEMORIUM In loving memory of a wonderful dad, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather

Ed Nordin who passed away on January 12, 1995 Those we love don’t ever go away – they walk beside us every day. For twenty-five years, your memory has been our daily treasure. Forever loved, missed and remembered by Bernette Fietz, Lila and Dale Kreutz and family, Donald and Crystal Fietz and family

In loving memory of my Mum

Anne Matzen who passed away on January 13, 2005 Mum, a thousand words can’t bring you back, I know because I tried. Neither can a million tears, I know because I cried. Always loved and remembered by Hazel

The family of

Shirley Johnson …would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our extended family, neighbours and friends who helped and supported us, before and after the funeral, and all who travelled to be with us during this difficult time. To all of the community where Shirley worked, lived and volunteered, your attendance on December 23, 2019 was sincerely appreciated. A special thank you to Pastor Bev Swanson for the beautiful service; to the Messiah Lutheran Church ladies for the lovely lunch; and to Burgar Funeral Home for their support. We are so appreciative of all the care that Shirley received throughout her journey with cancer. We would like to acknowledge the support and outstanding medical care that was given by Dr. Morrow, the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital, Hospitalists, Camrose Cancer Centre, Dr. Otto, the Smith Clinic staff, the Homecare team, Safeway Pharmacy, Misericordia Hospital, Dr. Venner and the Cross Cancer Institute team who all treated Shirley with dignity and respect. We say thank you! – Dennis, Greg, Angela, Tristan, Rylan and Kane Johnson, Marnie, Dallas, Chelsea and Tyler Barkman

In loving memory of our dear parents, grandparents and great-grandparents

Paul and Tillie Lychak Sadly missed along life’s way No longer in our lives to share But in our hearts, You’re always there. From your family with love

In loving memory of

Lionel M. Troyer who passed away on January 9, 2007 Every day in some small way, Memories of you come our way. Though absent, you are always near, Still missed, loved and always dear. Love, Lois and family

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