Marshal John Warkentin


It was with great sadness and much love that we said goodbye to our beloved son and brother on Friday, October 3, 2014 surrounded by the love of his family. Our beautiful son Marshal was deeply loved and will be forever missed by his mother Heather; father Brian (Lisa Pyne); brothers Brandon (Kalyn Lecky) and Dylan (Kylie Conway); grandparents, Dan and Janet Burns, Bill and Carol Warkentin; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and close friends Justin Maters and Jaclyn Wadden.

Marshal brought twenty-four years of absolute joy to our family and will be forever missed. He demonstrated his drive for living while still trying to care for others. Marshal will live on in our hearts forever.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all staff of Unit 5F4 of the University of Alberta Hospital during Marshal’s stay there.

A Celebration of Marshal’s Life will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Elephant & Castle, 10314 – 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton.

Marshal had been very strong over the past 2 years battling cancer and cherished his time with his family at Camp Trillium as a child.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Camp Trillium via

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Our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.


Vicky Beam

Brian I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son…..sending healing thoughts to you and your family.

Vicky Beam

Steven Wildfong

Dear Brian,
Very sorry to hear about the loss of your son. My condolences to you and your family.

Steve Wildfong

Laurie Braun

Dear Heather,

My condolences. You and Marshal fought a long, hard battle and I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you a big, warm hug for this sad news.

Laurie Braun

Colleen Champion

Thank you for sending a message. Marshal had told me, it was one of the greatest thing that had ever happened in his life.

Christian Hansen

I’m so glad to have had the chance to meet Marshal. You folks are in my thoughts.

Joanne Hicks

Brian and LIsa … sending our thoughts and prayers to you and the boys…. Marshal gave it all and will be missed…… Sending you hugs and will see you and talk more when you get home… Love Joanne and Ronnie xox

Frank Storto

Hi Brian,

So sorry to hear the news … our condolences to you and the family.

Frank Storto

Maria Mendicino

My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Maria Mendicino



I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.


Dona Roberts

I am so sorry to hear this devastating news. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time.
Dona Roberts


Our sincere sympathies. I am at a loss for words as to how to express my feelings.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Diane Charbonneau

My deepest sympathy for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
Diane Charbonneau

Jane & Ian McIntyre (nee Marshall)

Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Marshal and your family has been in our thoughts.

Peter Newton

Brian & family.
I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your son Marshal. My thoughts are with you through this sad time.
Take care of yourself & your family.
Peter Newton

Jayesh ASher

I am at a loss for words. I know there is nothing for me to say that will make your loss easier. I hope you can understand what I can’t put to words. Please accept my deepest Condolances

Vickie & Paul Marshall

We are both thinking of you all at this sad time. It’s a hard thing to say good-bye to your child, and we hope you will treasure all the good memories you have of Marshal.
Uncle Paul & Aunt Vickie

John Hohol

Heather and Brian, the Hohol family extends our sympathies to you both and can not convey in words our sadness at your loss. We have heard many truly inspiring stories about Marshall. Be strong, and may God be with you.

claudia falquez warkentin

I remember babysitting the three boys at their house in Whitby and little Marshal walking on the way back from the bus stop never in a straight line happy go lucky. Brian, Lisa, Heather, Brandon and Dylan our hearts go out to all of you. Love you all. Ward, Claudia and Mateo.


Sorry to hear about your son – May God give you courage to bear this loss – Anwar

Neil Hamen

Shalom, Marshal. Also Shalom to your family. Shalom means peace, soundness, tranquility, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, and the absence of agitation or discord. It also means to be perfect and full. I wish this of all of you.

Edith Moore

No one should outlive their kids, and everyone should live to be “old” and happy. I still remember all the boys but much smaller than they are now. I’m so glad we could be part of all your lives and I hope all the happy memories live on forever, the rest don’t matter. Keep them in your heart and know Marshal will always be with you … I’m sure of that !

Edith and Todd xoxo

Julie Biafore

Heather, so very sorry for your loss. May your son’s young vibrant spirit live in your heart forever. Sincerely, Julie Biafore

Debbie Phillips

Although I did not know Marshall in his final years I remember a vibrant young boy at Nursery School. Nothing got him down, he was a trooper. Even when my daughter was in Sick Kids, Heather and Marshall took time to come to our floor to visit. May you be at peace now Marshall. You are a hero, and fought the toughest battle of all. Hugs to Heather and the boys!
Your nursery school teacher, Debbie

Colleen Champion

There are so many Marshal stories that I can tell, especially the ones when he was growing up. But the one I want to share is, all the times, that I had called him during the last two years, he was always positive and upbeat! He was very brave and an inspiration. We will miss you every day and you will always be in ours thoughts and in our heart.
Aunt Colleen and Uncle Phil

misty keller

I remember the day he asked me out it was so amazingly sweet. Ill always love you Marshal.

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