Obituaries

MCKAY, Olga (nee Gonsky) Monday, March 20 2017
MCKAY, Olga (nee Gonsky)

Olga McKay (nee Gonsky) passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Hospice on Monday March 20, 2017 at the age 85. Olga was born on September 26, 1931 in Tawatinaw Alberta, to Lewis
and Anna Gonsky. She later relocated and settled in Red Deer where she raised her family and worked many years in the laundry service at Michener Centre. Olga always lived life with an optimistic “can do” attitude and an unstoppable work ethic. She had a smile that would light up a room. Olga’s greatest passions included gardening, cooking, and baking. She took pride in teaching and passing those lessons on to her grandchildren. Her greatest joy in life was spending time and being with her family.
She was predeceased by her parents Lewis and Ann Gonsky, brother Joe (Hilda) Gonsky, brother Michael (Philolena) Gonsky, nephew Gordon Gonsky and granddaughter Kayla Mckay. She is survived by her children Linda (Maurice) McKay, Dan (Brenda) McKay, Darcey (Debbie) McKay.
She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Stacy (David), Makena and Cash, Jayme (Andres), Katie and Maddison, Haley (Brandon), Sophie and Sadie, Danielle (Ryan), Brooklynn and Logan.
A celebration of her life will be held at Eventide Funeral Home, Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society.
CORRIGAN, James (Jim) Sinclair Sunday, March 19 2017
CORRIGAN, James (Jim) Sinclair

It is with deep sadness that the family of James (Jim) Sinclair Corrigan announce his passing Sunday, March 19 2017.
Jim was a brilliant artist and a very knowledgeable
curator. He rode his bike to work every day – even up to a few weeks ago, he loved food and strong coffee. He dearly loved life, his wife and his family and his constant side-kick, Cito the dog. He loved the University of Alberta Museums and felt he had the best job in the world as a curator.
His deep reverence for nature and art will continue to live on through his family, his art and the thousands of works of art that he recommended and helped to acquire for the University Art Collection. He will be remembered for his kindness, his stoic strength and most of all his deep and sincere belly laugh!
Jim was predeceased by his father (Doug Corrigan), nephew (Eric Wilson) and brother-in-law (Jim Spiller). He is survived by his loving wife Nancy, two sons Chris (Coreen) and Jeremy (Erin), his mother Mary Corrigan, Mother-in-Law Ethel Spiller, his sisters Nancy (Terry), Gwen (Robert) and Peggy (Mike), his brothers-in-law Bill (Deb) and Ben (Jo Ann). Jim had numerous nieces, nephews, a grandniece and grandnephews who will also remember Uncle Jim with great fondness.
Jim’s family would like to recognize and thank doctors, nurses and medical staff of various medical departments at numerous facilities for their efforts over the last few years. Their care, attention and expertise is greatly appreciated.
A celebration of Jim’s life will be held Saturday, May 6 2017 at the McKernan Community League Hall. More specific details will be available at a later date.
Donations in memory of Jim may be made to National Parks Canada, to any Humane Society, or to the U of A Museums.
SOUTH SIDE MEMORIAL CHAPEL
8310-104 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T6E 4E8
Phone: 780-432-1601
LOSING, Maureen Sunday, March 19 2017
LOSING, Maureen
1929 – 2017
Mrs. Maureen Losing of Red Deer, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the age of 87 years. Maureen will be forever remembered by her loving family and friends. Funeral
Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 6 McMillan Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with The Reverend Father Len Cadieux celebrant. If desired, Memorial Donations in Maureen’s honor may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements in care of
PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM
6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
BEC, Louis Saturday, March 18 2017
BEC

Louis Bec of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully at the West Park Lodge, Red Deer on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the age of 92 years.
Louis will be lovingly remember-ed and sadly missed by
his beloved wife of 69 years, Elsie; and his six loving daughters: Darlene (Douglas) Hollman of Red Deer; Lill (Paul) Kent of Red Deer; Marie (Miles) Hills of Sylvan Lake; Lorraine (Grant) Moberg of Red Deer; Diane Paquette also of Red Deer; and Eunice (Jamie) Foster of Coquitlam, B.C.; as well as many special grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will also be lovingly remembered by his sister-in-law, Phillis Bec of Saskatchewan; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. Louis was predeceased by his parents, Germaine and Melanie; five sisters: Maria, Celestine, Leah, Jeanne, and Alice; and two brothers: Remi and John.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5508 – 48A Avenue, Red Deer on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Father Jozef Wroblewski, Celebrant. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Louis’ Memory may be made directly to Choices in Community Living ~ West Park Lodge, 5715 – 41 Street Crescent, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1B3. Condolences to the Bec Family may be sent by email to: special_reflections@telusplanet.net
Funeral Mass and Cremation Arrangements
for the Late Louis Bec entrusted to the care of OBERHAMMER FUNERAL CHAPELS LTD. 1-403-843-4445
CORPE, Michael Edward Thursday, March 16 2017
CORPE

Michael Edward Corpe, 60, of Red Deer, AB, left this world suddenly on March 16th, 2017, while ice-fishing.
Mike was born on August 10th, 1956, in North Battleford, SK, to the late Rayme Corpe
and Norma Rae Nelson.
He attended Lloydminister Comprehensive High School in SK. He continued his education at Lakeland College in Vermillion, AB. Mike moved onto a career in corrections services, with 16+ years at Bowden Institution as a Corrections Officer and just recently retired January, 2017.
He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Laurie Corpe; son, Lance Corpe (Jenn Corpe); grandkids: Cage and Taryn; daughter Amy Corpe (Logan Schrader); sister, Susan Ross; and brother Jim Corpe. He also had many nephews and nieces that he loved dearly.
Mike enjoyed hiking, camping, fishing, hockey, baseball and attending auctions. He also always made sure to have multiple toys, like a boat, a quad and skidoo.
Mike enjoyed the simple things in life, such as: community involvement, spending time with family, and being outdoors.
Mike was a beloved member in the community for his 20+ years of leadership roles in various childrens programs such as The 18th Morrisroe Boy Scouts, hockey and baseball teams.
A celebration of life will be held at the Red Deer Legion (2810 Bremner Ave., Red Deer) on Friday, March 24th, from 1:00 – 4:30 pm.
BEECHIN, Arthur Millard Thursday, March 16 2017
BEECHIN, Arthur Millard

Arthur Millard Beechin was born on January 2, 1943 in Saint John, New Brunswick. He passed away surrounded by his family on March 16, 2017 in Red Deer, Alberta at the age of
74 years.
He loved spending time outdoors, hunting, quading, fishing. He enjoyed bowling and was an avid boxer and baseball player when he was younger. His passion was his family. He loved spending time with us, telling stories, teasing us, big hugs and always letting us know how proud he was to be a Husband, Dad, Grampy and Papa. Dad was a talented carpenter who left his mark on many places and in all our hearts.
He is survived by his loving wife Shirley of 53 years, daughter Cindi, grandson’s Brandon and Adam, daughter in law Katelynn and his great grandchildren Asher and Drew, sister Roberta, brothers Kenny and Gerald, sister and brother in laws, nieces and nephews and many great friends.
He is pre-deceased by his daughter Brenda, parents Millard and Florence and his older brother Raymond.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11am on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Gospel Chapel in Sylvan Lake, Alberta.
The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the nurses, doctors and staff at the Red Deer Hospital Intensive Care Unit. If you so wish donations can be made to the Ronald MacDonald House Charity in Art’s name.
Thank you Dad for showing us strength, Integrity, but most of all unconditional love. You will be so missed but never forgotten.
GROENEVELD, Floyd Thursday, March 16 2017
GROENEVELD, Floyd

Floyd Groeneveld was called home to be with his Saviour on Thursday, March 16 at the Red Deer Hospice after a long struggle with cancer.
He leaves his wife of 58 years Alice (Tenhove);
his brothers George (Marge) and Jake (Rennie) and his sister-in-law Tina; his daughters Lisa Roth (Jim), Carolyn McAllister (Brent), and Leanne; his sons Allen (Herma) and Joe (Cheryl). He also leaves behind his grand-children Chris (Crystal), Shaun (Roseanna), and Kelsie Roth (Adam Harrington); Joel, Matthew, and Emily; and Danielle, Kaitlyn, Aaron, and Rachel. He was blessed with five great-grandsons: Zander, Seth, Levi, Micah, and Catcher Roth. Floyd was predeceased by his father Johannes, his mother Elizabeth, his sister Penny and brother-in-law Jake Kits, and his brother Len.
Floyd was born in Poortugaal, the Netherlands on July 6, 1935. He immigrated to Canada in 1948 with his parents and siblings. He worked many different jobs as a young man: he was a farm worker, a lumberjack, a coal miner, and a furniture mover. He became a licensed mechanic and opened Floyd’s Penhold Service in 1969.
Floyd was a dedicated volunteer throughout his life. He worked as a deacon at the First Christian Reformed Church, was a founding board member of the Bibles for Missions Thrift Store, worked with refugees from Vietnam and Hungary, visited prisoners at Bowden Penitentiary, volunteered with Inn from the Cold, and held free oil change events for single mothers. Floyd’s remarkable kindness and generosity will be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.
A celebration of Floyd’s life will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 at the First Christian Reformed Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society. The family thanks Dr. Susan Konynenbelt and the hospice staff for their loving care.
STIMSON (nee Martin), Patricia May Wednesday, March 15 2017
STIMSON (nee Martin)
Patricia May
May 8, 1942 – March 15, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Patricia Stimson on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the age of 74 years.
Her death was sudden and unexpected, she will be sorely missed. Patricia leaves behind to mourn her passing her mother, Clara Martin (nee Castle); husband, Darrel; her children, Beverley (Garry) Kalyn, Brenda (Donald) Kieser, Wayne (Wendy Sonnenberg) Kirk, and Joni (Dean) Ward; grandchildren, Chad (Rae), Lindsay (Brad), Dustin, Brad (Jacque), Jennifer, Trevor and Larrissa (Alex); great grandchildren, Brooke, Ben, Beckett, Bryden, Taya, Milly, Emilia, Gloria, Isaiah, James, Tyler, Ava and Logan; siblings, Rosemary, Lorraine, Kenny and Tony; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her first husband, Russell Kirk; father, Clifford Martin; and brother, Gary Martin. Service will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Morinville Alliance Church, 10017 – 99 street, Morinville, Alberta. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and/or the Alzheimer’s Society.
JOHNSTON, Isabelle Ann Wednesday, March 15 2017
JOHNSTON, Isabelle Ann
June 25, 1957 – St. John’s, Newfoundland
March 15, 2017 – Red Deer, Alberta

Isabelle Johnston, beloved wife of Ken Johnston of Red Deer, Alberta, passed away on Wednesday, March
15, 2017 at the age of 59 years.
Isabelle lived a glorious life with no regrets; a life full of faith, love, and courage. She led an active life with many hobbies, and was passionate about fishing, boating, camping, art, travel, singing, dancing, crochet, home renova-tions, and gardening. Isabelle loved being with her family on countless road trips and special vacations.
Isabelle is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Kenneth Charles Johnston; children, Stephen and Tamaran; Siblings, John (Allana), Marilyn Adey (Doug), David (Regina), Peter (Elizabeth), Kathryn Phelan, all of St. John’s, NL, and Sandra Authier (Ken) of Michigan, USA; nieces, Anne, Karen, Laura, Emily, Dawn, Leanna, Angela, Allison, Leah, Melissa; nephews, Adam, Mark, Justin. Isabelle will also be lovingly remembered by her sister-in-law Carolyn Johnston and her children Julia, Andrea, Mark and Sally; her three cats, Sofie, Murfy and especially her favourite, Pickles; as well her numerous extended family and friends. She was pre-deceased by her parents Clarence Victor Downton and Marjorie Downton; and her sister, Cynthia.
The family is so very grateful for the care and support of the intensive care unit team at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, with special thanks to Dr. Russell, Dr. Singh, Dr. Curtis, Dr. Benoit, Dr. Jym, Dr. Sokolowski; as well as the intensive care unit team of nurses, respiratory therapists and physiotherapists. We would also like to thank all of our friends in the great City of Red Deer for the incredible support over the past four months.
Funeral Services will be held at GAETZ MEMORIAL UNITED CHURCH (4758 – 50 Street, Red Deer, AB) on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Isabelle’s name may be made directly to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, 3942 50A Avenue Red Deer, AB T4N 4Z5 https://www.rdrhfoundation.com/donate. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Isabelle Johnston, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by
McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES,
Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Telephone: 403-276-2296.
Sinclair, Deborah “Debbie” Wednesday, March 15 2017
SINCLAIR
1957 – 2017

Deborah “Debbie” Lynn Sinclair, formerly of Mirror and Camrose, passed away at the Red Deer Hospice on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the age of 59 years. Debbie was born in Edmonton,
the oldest of four children born to Joseph and Mary Felt. Debbie grew up on the family farm near Mirror. From there she became a care provider, working in Red Deer, Edmonton, Bashaw and Camrose. Debbie always put everyone else’s needs in front of her own and her love for her boys and grandkids was evident to all. Debbie is survived by her two sons Alex and Garrett and two grandchildren Keiya Raine and Mason Myer. Also to cherish Debbie’s memory are numerous family members, co-workers and friends. She was predeceased by her father Joseph. A Memorial Service to celebrate Debbie’s life will be held at the Bashaw Community Centre, 5020 – 52 Street, Bashaw, AB on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 – Arnot Ave, Red Deer AB T4R 3S6 or to Catholic Social Services, 5104 – 48 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 3T8. Condolences to Debbie’s family may be emailed to meaningful@telus.net.
MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS FUNERAL SERVICE
Red Deer 587-876-4944
BAUER (nee Smith), Joyce Emmaline Wednesday, March 15 2017
BAUER (nee Smith),
Joyce Emmaline
July 25, 1939 – March 15, 2017

Joyce was born on July 25, 1939 and passed away peacefully at the Innisfail Health Center on March 15, 2017 at the age of 77 years.
She
is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Gilbert, two daughters, Bonnie (Bob) Peressini, and Sandy (Scott) Medori, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her only son Doug.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Sunset Manor in Innisfail, AB and the Innisfail Health Centre for their compassionate and professional care.
A service will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m at the Red Deer Funeral Home 6150 67st Red Deer, AB.
Donations in Joyce’s honor may be made to the Alberta Lung Association, #208 – 17420 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1K6.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements entrusted to
RED DEER FUNERAL HOME
6150 – 67 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-3319.
BROWN, Diane Tuesday, March 14 2017
BROWN, Diane
Sept. 10, 1941 – Mar. 14,2017

Diane was born in Morden, Manitoba, grew up there and took her schooling there. At age 17 she moved to Winnipeg to attend business college. Diane met her
husband Barry in Winnipeg and they were married in 1964. Diane did a fair bit of volunteering for numerous charities, Ronald McDonald house in Saskatoon, Red Deer Hospital Gift Shop, Red Deer Museum & Red Deer Golf and Country Club for various events. She enjoyed golfing, and although she was never going to be on the LPGA… she found great fun in playing with her friends. She also curled while in Winnipeg and was the ladies waterski champion in Manitoba for two years in a row. Diane took great pleasure in one of the most important things in life, building relationships. She loved to entertain and be with friends. Travel was another passion, she and Barry have seen a lot of the world together. Diane is survived by her husband Barry, daughter Krista and two grandchildren Nathan and Eric Clarke, son Grant and daughter in law Michelle and two grandchildren Sophie and Liam. At Diane’s request there will be a celebration of her life at a later date. If friends so desire a donation in Diane’s name can be made to: The ALS Society of Alberta.
BLAKELY, Jack Tuesday, March 14 2017
BLAKELY, Jack
Dec. 29, 1922 – Mar. 14, 2017

Its with great sorrow the family of Jack Blakely announces his passing on March 14th, 2017 at the age of 94 years. He leaves to mourn his wife Brenda Blakely,
son Phillip Blakely (Linda), daughter Kathy McIntyre, grand-daughters; Marsha McIntyre and Treena Blakely and great-grandson Sawyer Blakely. Jack is predeceased by Pauline Blakely and grandson Michael McIntyre. Jack spent all his life as a long-time pioneer of Red Deer’s Shady Nook area. He was a welder and farmer all his life. Jack had a great love for life, and for family and friends. Always with a helping hand when needed and a great smile.
A Funeral Service for Jack will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Alliance Community Church, 4404 47 Ave, Sylvan Lake, AB at 2:00pm. For anyone who would like to make a memorial contribution in Jack’s name, the family has chosen the Alzheimer’s Society and Stars. Condolences may be forwarded to www.sylvanlakefuneralhome.ca
Cremation has been entrusted to Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, AB
SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL
HOMES AND CREMATORIUM,
your Golden Rule Funeral Homes,
entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151
BRYANT, Gary Monday, March 13 2017
BRYANT

Gary Bryant passed away on March 13, 2017 as a result of a tragic accident. He is survived by his Mother Carol Embury and his step father Art Embury, his two children Candice (Mitch) Tyler (Jen)
five grandchildren, brothers Rod (Shelly) Curtis, sister Sherrie (Rob) and numerous extended family and many friends.
A celebration of life will be held at the Innisfail Legion March 17, 2017 from 1-4 pm.
HALISKY, Jean Monday, March 13 2017
HALISKY, Jean
1935 – 2017

Jean Mary Halisky (nee Gamber) of Red Deer, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the age of 81 years. Jean is survived by her husband of 60 years,
George; son Ward; daughter Cyndee (Brian); grand-children Gabriel, Katelyn, Jared (Amanda) and Addison and great grandchildren Klover and Jace. Also to cherish Jean’s memory is her sister Marge Bull as well as numerous family members and many close friends. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of the CrossRoads Church, (SW corner of 32 St and highway 2), 38105 Range Road 275, Red Deer County, AB on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.. For those wishing to attend, please enter by the north east “Chapel” doors of the church. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the C.N.I.B., 4, 5015 – 48 St, Red Deer AB T4N 1S9. Condolences to Jean’s family may be emailed to meaningful@telus.net.
MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS FUNERAL SERVICE
Red Deer 587-876-4944
RIGGINS, Monte Carl Sunday, March 12 2017
RIGGINS, Monte Carl

Monte Carl Riggins was born May 31, 1943 and passed away March 12, 2017. Monte was born in Stettler Alberta, to Mary & Ellis Riggins. He passed away peacefully at his home in Delburne,
Alberta. Monte will be sadly missed but never for-gotten by his family and friends.
Monte is survived by his children, son Dean Riggins of Red Deer, AB; daughter Carol (Gord) Riggins of Black Creek, BC; daughter Luella & Cody Cardinal of Delburne, AB; and son Randy Riggins of Red Deer, AB. Also seven grandchildren, seven sisters, and one brother. He was predeceased by his Mother & Father, and brother Donald. The family would like to invite you to a tea in Monte’s memory. The tea will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 1pm – 4pm at the Delburne Community Hall. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sunsetltd.ca
SPRUYT, Anthony William (Tony) Sunday, March 12 2017
SPRUYT
Anthony William (Tony)
Jan. 8, 1928 – Mar. 12, 2017

Born in Zevenhoven, Nether-lands on January 8, 1928 and died in Sylvan Lake, Alberta on March 12, 2017 at the age of 89 years.
Anthony
led a full life. He en-joyed his work, his retirement, fishing, hunting, the great out-doors and, most of all, he enjoyed his family. He will be greatly missed by his wife of more than 63 years, Joan; his children Joanie Gilchrist (Robin), Frank Spruyt (Barb), Mary Anne Deines (Mel), Ed Spruyt (Karen), Leslie Nillo (Lorne) and Dorothy Mindach (Daryl) as well as 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He will also be missed by his brother Walter Spruyt (Kuni), sister Trudy Spruyt and a large extended family.
A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 20th, 2017 at the Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 5033 47a Ave, Sylvan Lake, AB at 11:00am. For those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Tony’s name may do so with a charity of the donors choosing. Con-dolences may be forwarded towww.sylvanlakefuneralhome.ca
Cremation has been entrusted to Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, AB.
SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL
HOMES AND CREMATORIUM,
your Golden Rule Funeral Homes,
entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151
BROOKS, Phillip Steven Saturday, March 11 2017
BROOKS, Phillip Steven
Oct. 28, 1955 ~ Mar. 11, 2017

With deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of Phil Brooks on March 11, 2017. Our friend, brother, son, and co-worker.
He is survived by
his mother Joan Sexauer of Newbrook, Brother Paul (Joan) Brooks of Regina, Saskatchewan and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father Allison Brooks, sister Sherry Brooks, and his step father Bill Sexauer.
Phil was employed with Cor-rectional Services for 39 years and worked as a case work supervisor at the Red Deer Remand Centre. He received numerous awards during his career. Phil had a brilliant mind, endless curiosity and a deep faith.
Special thanks go out to the doctors, nurses, and volunteers at Central Alberta Cancer Centre.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 2 pm at Evergreen Funeral Home, 16204 Fort Road, with a viewing one half hour prior and an interment and reception to follow.In lieu of flowers, donations in Phil’s name may be made to the Red Deer SPCA.
EVERGREEN FUNERAL CHAPEL & RECEPTION CENTRE, CEMETERY & CREMATION CENTRE
780-472-9019
JACKSON, Donna Saturday, March 11 2017
JACKSON, Donna
1967 – 2017
Heaven received noise complaints when Donna Jackson joined the party on the evening of Saturday, March 11, 2017, after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. Donna’s introduction
to the world on April 25, 1967 in Prince Rupert, British Columbia set the stage for an incredible journey; that her friends and family will forever cherish. Raised in Osoyoos, British Columbia, Donna created lifelong friendships and memories that are treasured by so many. Her graduation caption said “Let me drive!!” And drive she did! You would find Donna windows down, stereo cranked and tires smokin’. She took her drive to Penticton where she welcomed her daughter, Kandis in 1987 and son, Kodie in 1988. Donna met the love of her life, Jay, in Penticton, where she left an imprint on paper, and his heart. Together they welcomed daughter, Kylie in 1997 and made the move to Naramata, British Columbia. With her guest list complete, Donna celebrated her family and friends by being independent, strong willed, free spirited, fun loving, and always, the life of the party. She was a very caring and loving Mom; loved to cook; and was a very talented painter and decorator. Donna was the consummate practical joker. She had a special affinity for plants, mostly those of the “roll me one” kind. Her bon fires were legendary and Naramata is still recovering. After building lifelong friendships and partners in crime in Osoyoos, Penticton, and Naramata, Donna and Jay moved the party to Red Deer, Alberta; where Donna blazed in, looking for trouble and forging incredible friendships. Her Red Deer family embraced the Gypsy, and celebrated her much loved ‘Hump Day’ get togethers every week. Her laugh, presence, charisma and mischievous smile will be heartbreakingly missed by Kylie (Rob) Watson, Kodie Jackson, Kandis (Jason) Deitsch and her beloved grandchildren, Landon, Fayth, Janelle and twins, Zayden and Zachary. She will be forever remembered by her husband, Jay (Boog & Zen). Donna has joined her beloved dad, Bob and mom, Emma. Heaven will never be the same; she’s redecorated already and taken the keys. Look for circles in the clouds, that will be Donna doing donuts. Keep the tires smokin’ Donna. Cremation entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements in care of
PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM
6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
LOOBY, Adam Friday, March 10 2017
LOOBY, Adam
1980 – 2017

Adam Christopher Looby, formerly of Red Deer and Calgary, passed away in Edmonton on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the age of 36 years. Adam was born in 1980 at the Peel Regional
Hospital in Brampton ON to parents Edward (Ted) and Janine Looby. As Adam was the first, he was so excited to have a sister Jennie (Jen); a brother Joel, and a sister Jaala join him in the family. The family moved to Red Deer in 1992. Adam excelled in hockey, weight lifting and in being a leader to always help others. It was his joy to see others succeed. Adam loved his family. His dream was to work with recovering addicts in the gymnasiums and to help them feel good about themselves. He loved people for the person and not only the situation at hand. He loved and didn’t judge. Adam would want all people to pray for those who struggle and not to judge. Adam’s biggest joy in life was when his son, little Aiden Edward Looby was born. Adam looked up to many and was always grateful for his step dad Jim who he called dad. Adam will be greatly missed by his parents, Jim and Janine Kristinson of Red Deer; sister and friend Jen Looby (Cody Robichaud) and Adam’s nieces, Jade and Victoria of Innisfail; brother and friend Joel Looby of Calgary; sister and friend Jaala (Shawn) Rondeau of Red Deer; son Aiden Edward Looby; grandfather Lorne Marshall and his fiancée Islay McKay of Red Deer; grandparents Allen and June Donst of Medicine Hat; aunts Michele (Bill) Hepburn; Chris Marshall (Nils Hartikainen); Lorraine Marshall-Rey (Jean-Luc Rey); Linda Fabi; Dianne Looby-Pouw (Ron Nemis); cousins Tom Mackay, Shawn, Josh, Cody and Robin Hartikainen, Jean-Paul Hawkins, Cole Hepburn, Lauren, Brianne and Brennen Sinclair, as well as numerous other family members, friends and recovery brothers and sisters. Adam was predeceased by his father Edward Arthur Looby; grandfather Roy Alexander Looby; grandmothers Irma Charlotte Looby and Anne Marie Josephine Irene Marshall. Adam, you were and are loved. God go with you our son, brother, daddy, uncle, and friend to many. A Memorial Service to celebrate Adam’s life will be held at the Fresh Start Recovery Centre, 411, 41 – Ave NE, Calgary AB, on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1 pm. For those wishing to do so, memorial donations in Adam’s honor may be directed to the Fresh Start Recovery Centre, 411, 41 – Ave NE, Calgary AB T2E 2N4. Condolences to Adam’s family may be emailed to meaningful@telus.net.
MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS FUNERAL SERVICE
Red Deer 587-876-4944