Obituaries

Hofer, Katie D Wednesday, February 15 2017
Katie D Hofer
1929 – 2017

Quietly and peacefully, our devoted mother, loving grandma, great-grandma, and loyal friend left our world and passed into the garden of God, February 15th, 2017. She was
undoubtedly greeted by her love, David K. Hofer, with open arms. Katie, daughter of John and Susie Hofer, was born November 2nd, 1929, in Menno, South Dakota. At the age of two years, Katie moved to Wolf Creek, Alberta. From there, she moved to Lakeside Colony, where she married her best friend and soul mate, David K Hofer. She later moved to Pine Hill Colony and finally settled at Rainbow Colony. Katie dedicated her life to the colony, and was a great mentor and teacher. For 13 years she faithfully devoted herself to her duty as head cook. “I loved every minute,” she said. Grandma was a devout wife; she was Grandpa’s greatest fan and supported him through each of his many endeavors. Katie loved teaching her children and grandchildren about Christ’s love and mercy. To all who knew her, Katie was an unwavering part of the community. Her profound faith was clearly evident in the way she met each obstacle life threw at her with great courage and humility. Grandma adored company and had a genuine love for all people. She will be remembered by all for her honesty and graceful hospitality. Katie is survived by six children, Mary (William) Hofer of Murray Lake, AB; Susie G. Hofer of Loring, MT; John (Bertha) Hofer of Rainbow, AB; Dave Hofer of Red Deer, AB; Lydia (Pred. Samuel) Stahl of Bluesky, AB; and Matilda (Larry) Stahl of Gildford, MT; also 23 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Katie was predeceased by her husband, David; her parents; four brothers, Pred. John, Mike, Pred. Paul, Joe; one sister, Susie; one daughter, Kathrina; a son-in-law, George; and one grandson, Lawrence. Grandma left for us to cherish memories of her prodigious kindness. She never failed to make her family and acquaintances feel worthy. Her caretakers were met with smiles of love and appreciation. Warmth seemed to radiate from every part of Grandma’s being. A Funeral Service will be held at Rainbow Colony on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
FLAMAN, Gordon Tuesday, February 14 2017
FLAMAN, Gordon
May 22, 1936 – Feb. 14, 2017

Gordon was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and came to Red Deer in 1958. Gordon was an active hockey player, golfer, and sportsman. He was a firefighter from
1959 to 1994.
Gordon was predeceased by his mother and father, brothers Barnie and Fern Flaman, and sisters Helen and Bertha.
Gordon is survived by his wife Robbie (Roberta); son Chris Flaman-Haley; daughter Leslie; sons Jason and Dennis Tomiuk; seven grand-children; and many nieces and nephews. We will all miss him in our lives.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the COPD Foundation.
Gord passed away peacefully at Points West Nursing Home where he wanted to be.
At Gordon’s request, no funeral will be held. Cremation took place in Red Deer. A Celebration of Gord’s life will take place in June.
PAPISH, Carol Lynn Monday, February 13 2017
PAPISH, Carol Lynn
Mar. 4, 1970 – Feb. 13, 2017

It is with fond memories that we announce the passing of Carol at the age of 46 after her courageous battle with cancer. Carol was born in Wakaw on
March 4, 1970. Carol went to Yellow Creek School and graduated in 1988 and shortly after attended Kelsey Institute in Saskatoon, where she graduated as a registered nurse in 1990.
Her first job was in Camrose, Alberta where she stayed until she met her fiancé Doug in 2006. She then transferred to the hospital in Red Deer where she worked until her illness. Carol leaves to mourn her friend and fiancé Doug Blatz, along with her dogs Caesar and Pepper and cat Charlie. Her parents; David Papish and Shirley Papish, brother Randy, sister Lorie (Shawn) and their daughter Hunter and son Aidan, brother Richard and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. As well as her many friends she has met in her nursing career. Many thanks to Rhonda Hill for not just being an incredible friend but helping her with her medical needs towards her journey home. For those who are wishing to make a memorial donation in Carol’s name, the family has asked that they be made out to any SPCA or animal shelter near you. There will be a time of fellowship and memories at the Sylvan Lake Legion Branch 212, 4916 50ave, Sylvan Lake, AB on February 19, 2017 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Condolences can 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
MACDONALD, Hugh Monday, February 13 2017
MACDONALD, Hugh
June 26, 1927 – Feb. 13, 2017

It is with broken hearts that we announce that Hugh MacDonald has passed away peacefully on Monday, February 13, 2017, and has gone to his heavenly home
at the age of 89 years. Hugh was born on a farm west of Edmonton and South of Spruce Grove in the school district of Graminia, Alberta. He was the youngest of five children. His mother passed away when he was 12 years old and his father sold the farm, moving his family to Edmonton. Hugh joined the YMCA and was introduced to the sport of boxing; he did so well that he won the City of Edmonton School Boy Boxing Championship. He was awarded a Trophy by the famous Joe Louis, who had stopped in Edmonton with the American Army on the way to Alaska during the war. He continued to excel in boxing and won many medals and trophies: Alberta Provincial Amateur Champion – 1944, Alberta Provincial Amateur Lightweight Champion – 1945, Alberta Provincial Amateur Welterweight Champion – 1946, Alberta Provincial Amateur Middleweight Champion – 1947, 1948, 1949, Alberta Provincial Amateur Golden Gloves Champion – 1950. Hugh is a member of the City of Edmonton Sports Hall of fame. When he joined the City of Edmonton Fire Department, he was required to relinquish the sport. It was in this time of his life that he was reunited with his grade 6 sweetheart whom he married, Marybelle Dolighan. Together they had five children. Hugh quit the Fire Department and provided for his family as a tradesman in construction as a plasterer, which he loved. Many buildings in Edmonton contain his works of art with beautiful mouldings and still look lovely to this day. As his family grew he rented a summer cottage each year at Gull Lake, they discovered the nice town of Lacombe with a lovely, grand heritage home that was for sale. Hugh bought the house and sold the one in Edmonton and moved his family to Lacombe. The family loved Lacombe, although Hugh always worked in the City of Red Deer. When he retired; being an avid hunter and fisherman; he took up the hobby of taxidermy and mounted many beautiful species of birds and fish. He also made butterfly and pressed flower pictures. Everything Hugh did, he did well. Hugh was a humble man, always so kind and considerate of others. He had a very happy personality and kept his family living with love, laughter, and many happy memories. He will be forever loved by his wife of 64 years Marybelle; his children, Shannon (Wayne) Brown, Heather (Rich) Bowie, Rod (Catherine) MacDonald, Keltie (Dominic) Hollman, Casey (Tammy) MacDonald and his grandchildren Ryan (Audra) Brown, Heidi (Ryan) Bowie, Hugh (Sarah) Bowie, Rochelle Hollman, Holly Hollman, Kyle MacDonald, Kaelan MacDonald, Keegan MacDonald, and great grandchildren Trent Brown, David Brown, Hayley Bowie and Hayden Bowie. He is survived by his sister in-laws and brother in-laws Elzine and Burton Hennig of Westbank, BC, Sharon and Bob McMaster of Edmonton, a special nephew John (Susan) Dolanz of Kelowna, BC, and many other nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. No flowers please. If one wishes a donation may be made in Hugh’s honor to the Lacombe Food Bank, 5225 53 Street, Lacombe, AB T4L 1H8. An interment will be held in Lacombe Cemetery with only his immediate family in attendance at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements entrusted to
EVENTIDE FUNERAL HOME
4820 – 45 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-2222
SIMON, John (Jack) Kenneth Sunday, February 12 2017
SIMON, John (Jack) Kenneth
It is with heartbreaking sadness that we announce the passing of John (Jack) Kenneth Simon on 12 February 2017 at the age of 67 in Kihei, Hawaii. Jack leaves behind Elaine
(née Jones), his beloved wife of 44 years, a daughter Jacqueline (Jez) Littlewood, and two sons Jeffrey (Tricia) and Neil (Megan), 7 grandchildren Simon, Sidney, Benjamin, Emily, Neeva, Conway and Ethan, nieces Pamela (Eric) Amulaku and Karen (Maluk) Ayum, and their children Shela, Eunice, and Galaxia. Jack is also survived by his sisters Barbara Lutz, Judy Pitt, June Taskey, Joyce Garneau and Patricia DeWitt and their families. He leaves behind many, many good friends and extended family as well. Jack and his twin sister Judy were born in Stettler, Alberta on 24 March 1949 to parents Kenneth and Winnifred (née Baugh) Simon. Jack was particularly close to his father and grew up working with his Dad at Imperial Oil. Following graduation from Wm. E. Hay Composite High School in Stettler, Jack worked in Calgary and attended Olds College before training to become a recreational vehicle technician and opening Simon’s R.V. Service Centre with his father Ken in 1976. Simon’s R.V. was a huge part of Jack’s life for 30 years, as was running J&K Farms, first with his father and then with the assistance of his sons. After his ‘retirement’ Jack worked as a fire extinguisher technician for Napa Autoparts and provided invaluable assistance, advice and knowledge to Jeff at Generations R.V. Retirement also allowed him to spend more time engaged in his favorite activity, being an amazing grandfather. Jack was a devoted family man, friend and neighbour and an active member of his community. He will be unbearably missed. A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at the Stettler United Church at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday 22 February 2017. Memorial donations in Jack’s honour may be made to the Mazankowski Heart Institute in Edmonton or to the Stettler United Church.
Arrangements entrusted to
STETTLER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM,
4707 – 70th Street Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0
ZIMMER, Shirley Mae Saturday, February 11 2017
ZIMMER, Shirley Mae

In loving memory of Shirley Mae Zimmer, who passed away on February 11, 2017 at the age of 50 years. Shirley is the loving wife of Ricky Zimmer, loving mother of Nichol (Diamon),
son Corey, and loving grandmother of Xavier. A Graveside Service will be held at the Forest Home Cemetery in Ponoka (Highway 53 on the west side of town) at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017. To express condolences to Shirley’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements Entrusted To
PONOKA FUNERAL HOME
~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~
HANSEN, Hans George Saturday, February 11 2017
HANSEN, Hans George
July 11, 1925-Feb. 11, 2017

Hans George Hansen (George) passed away peacefully at Royal Oak Village in Lacombe on February 11, 2017. George was born July 11, 1925 about 100 km
from Copenhagen, Denmark in the village of Faxe Ladeplads to Anders Viggo and Johanne Marie Hansen. As a boy, he worked on his parents’ farm, attended school, and was in several plays in a Local Drama club. As a young man, he took formal education for Agriculture at Dalum Landbrugsskole and was a Soldier for the Danish Royal Guard in Copenhagen. In 1951 he came to Canada on a Farm Exchange program and worked on Farms in Quebec, Ontario, and Alberta. George fell in love with Central Alberta. George and his wife Annalise (Lise), who is also from Denmark, became Canadian Citizens and made Lacombe their home. George worked for a while at a logging camp west of Rocky Mountain House; then began his career as a Carpenter working for Ellis Construction in Lacombe; building everything from homes to larger commercial buildings; and then later doing smaller projects for Lacombe County. As well as working full time; he enjoyed the farm where they had range cattle, hay, and grain. George enjoyed volunteering at church and was a 4H Leader. He enjoyed time with his extended Family and being around people. His hobbies were going to auctions, coffee time with friends, and hockey games.
George was predeceased by his parents Anders Viggo & Johanne Marie, his brother Olav, and two sisters Ruth and Elise Marie. He is survived by his Wife Lise; his Children Steann (Joan), Benita (Ken) Kalinsky, Eric (Kelly), David (Christy); his Grandchildren Justeann, Joel, Jordan, Kevin (Kristen) Kalinsky, Collin Kalinsky, Carly (Brett) Moore, Kyle (Maria), Annalise, Sophia, Madden; his Great Grandchild J.J. Kalinsky; his brother Henry (Agnes) of Kelowna & their Extended Family; and his large Extended Family in Denmark. The Family would like to thank Friends, Relatives, AHS, Lacombe Foundation, Royal Oak Village, Sally & Corry. Their compassionate care, companionship, and help was very much appreciated and made George’s last years as comfortable as was possible.
Funeral to be held at Wilson’s Funeral Home (6120 Highway 2A, Lacombe) at 2:00 pm Saturday February 18, 2017. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lacombe Foundation (4622 C & E Trail, Lacombe, AB T4L 1M9).
Condolences may be made at www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca
WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM
in charge of arrangements.
Phone Lacombe 403-782-3366 or Rimbey 403-843-3388
“A Caring Family, Caring For Families”
CAMPBELL, Jeanie Saturday, February 11 2017
CAMPBELL, Jeanie

Jeanie Love Campbell, formerly of Red Deer and now of Ponoka, passed away on February 11, 2017. Jean was born in Scotland on July 30, 1924. She came to Canada as a Scottish War Bride
in 1946. She is survived by three sons: Frank of Red Deer, Denis of Spruce Grove and James of Spruce Grove; three daughters: Sandra (Bill) Reed of Boyle, Cheryl (Ron) Deetjen of Lacombe and Cindy (Bob) Sorensen of Ponoka; 14 grand- children, 42 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren; as well as one niece and three nephews in Great Britain. She was predeceased by her husband Lorne in 2006, son Bob in 1978, great-granddaughter Kaitlin in 2016, her parents Jane and James MacGillivray, one sister Sarah and three brothers all in Great Britain. A Funeral Service will be held at Sunnybrook United Church, 12 Stanton Street, Red Deer at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 with the Interment Service following at Alto-Reste Cemetery. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Alberta Cancer Foundation or The Salvation Army. To express condolences to Jeanie’s family, please visit
www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements Entrusted To
PONOKA FUNERAL HOME
~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~
SAKOFSKY, Albert John Saturday, February 11 2017
SAKOFSKY, Albert John
1933 – 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Albert Sakofsky of Parkland County, announces his sudden passing at the age of 83 years.
Albert is survived by his daughter
Wenda (Edgar) Lupkes of Creston, BC, his special friend Alberta Fesyk of Parkland County; his cousin Albert Krossa as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
In keeping with Albert’s wishes, a Private family Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date.
If friends desire, Memorial Tributes may be made to a Charity of One’s Choice.
PARKLAND FUNERAL SERVICES,
Stony Plain, in care of arrangements. 780 963 – 2520.
RUSAW, Frederick Allan Saturday, February 11 2017
RUSAW, Frederick Allan

With sorrow the family of Fred Rusaw announce his passing on February 11th, 2017 at the age of 72 years. He is survived by his children, Jim (Melody), Curtis (Shaunna), Gary (Shelley),
Annette (Richard); grandchildren, Chaya, Shauncel and Chole Rusaw, Megan Malone, Taylor and Kendra Rusaw, Rene and Regan Rusaw, Justin, Kayla and David Mayer; one great granddaughter Ivy; sister Trudy Ferguson, step-granddaughter, Carlie; close friends Wayne and Lilyann Pilkey and their family; nieces and nephews and many others who knew and cared about him. He was predeceased by his wife Barbara Cline, brother and sister-in-law Ron and Isobel Gummow, sister and brother-in-law Joyce and Bill Whitecotton, brother-in-law Ray Ferguson, father Allan Rusaw, mother, Hazel Mitchell (Gummow, Rusaw). Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in the summer of 2017 for family and friends. Date and location will be announced at a later date. Rest in Peace Fred. We love you. Condolences can be sent to trudyferguson@shaw.ca.
WESTLOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM LTD.
FIELDING, Bridget Mary Thursday, February 09 2017
FIELDING, Bridget Mary
Apr. 26, 1931 – Feb. 9, 2017
The Fielding family and friends are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved Bridget passed away peacefully at home on February 9, 2017 after 85
years of well-lived life. She was predeceased by her loving husband Herbert and cherished daughter Christine, but will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Helen, son Paul, son-in-law John, daughter-in-law Jenn and her two grandchildren, Harley and Zander, along with her many friends.
Bridget Pratt was born in London, England where she lived through the blitz and war rationing, and graduated from The University of Hull in 1952 with a degree in languages. She found herself in love with a young lawyer, Herbert Fielding, whom she married in 1961. Soon after, they boarded a ship bound for a new life in Canada, ending up in Red Deer, where Bridget raised her three children, the joy of her life. Once they were reasonably independent, she decided to fulfill her dream of being first a social worker and then a family therapist, which started with studies at the Red Deer College, the University of Calgary and Loma Linda University. Along the way she worked as the Director of Catholic Family Services, founded The Boat, a drop-in Centre, was on the CAWES Board, and ran her own Family Therapy practice. In addition to caring for her family and pursuing her career, Bridget took every opportunity possible to travel the world, visiting Mongolia, Thailand, Israel, Guatemala and much of Europe. We will miss her greatly.
A mass will be held for Bridget at St. Mary’s Church, 6 McMillan Ave. starting at 1:00 pm on Saturday February 18. All are welcome. Following the service, a wake will be held at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2079 50th Ave. starting at about 2:30pm. Memorial gifts in Bridget’s name may be made to the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter:
http://cawes.com/contribute/donate.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements entrusted to
EVENTIDE FUNERAL HOME
4820 – 45 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-2222
PREDIGER, Brian Dale Thursday, February 09 2017
PREDIGER, Brian Dale
May 14, 1981 – February 9, 2017

It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Brian Dale Prediger, as the result of a workplace accident at the
age of 35 years. Brian is survived by his loving wife Korin, son Mathew Darin and daughter Locklyn Marie; his loving parents; Sherry and Darin Horaska and his loving grandmothers; Myrna Prediger and Olga Horaska. Brian is also survived by his loving family – Randy, Wendy, Riley and Korey Prediger, Brian, Ty, Chrissy, Blair, Kali and Bree Prediger, and Solomon, Trinh, Ethan and Nathan Prediger. Brian is survived as well by his father Dale (Liane) MacDonald and his grandparents; Donna Blair, and Dave and Bev MacDonald. Brian is also survived by numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends. Brian was a loving husband, father, friend and a hard worker, who loved spending time with his family and at the gym, and cruising in his Camaro.
Always missed and never forgotten xoxo
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at the chapel of the Sylvan Lake Funeral Home, 5019 47A Ave, Sylvan Lake, AB, on February 17th, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Brian’s life will be held at the chapel of the Sylvan Lake Funeral Home on February 18th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. A time of refreshments and memories will follow the service at the Sylvan Lake Legion Branch 212, 4916 50 Ave, Sylvan Lake, AB. Cremation will be entrusted to Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, AB.
Condolences may be forwarded to
www.sylvanlakefuneralhome.ca
SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY
FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM,
your Golden Rule Funeral Homes
entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151
BRUNS, Annie Katherine Thursday, February 09 2017
BRUNS, Annie Katherine
1921 – 2017

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Annie Katherine Bruns, fondly known as Nana, of Lacombe, at the age of 95. Annie was born on Feb 25, 1921 in Stettler,
AB. Annie was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She cherished spending time with her family and friends. She loved to dance and travel with her husband, Gus. Winters were enjoyed in sunny Yuma, AZ. She was known for her fondness of rye and milk! Annie will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Mae (Jim) Sprague; brother, Bud (Marge) Erickson; son, Gary (Marcia) Bruns; son, Jim (Phyllis) Bruns; daughter, Karen (Bert) Lehmann; ten grandchildren, Christina, Jeremy, Shaun, Ryan, Lisa, Lindsey, Carla, Susie, Sarah, and Jay; fifteen great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Annie was predeceased by her husband and soul mate, Gus; daughter, Kate Phelan; her parents; brother, Lief Erickson; and sister, Irene Toivanen. In lieu of flowers, perform a simple act of kindness in her honour or donate to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation at www.stollerykids.com. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff in Area 2 of the Rimbey Hospital for their support in her final years. A Celebration of Annie’s Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca
WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM
serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements.
Phone: 403-782-.3366 or 403-843-3388
“A Caring Family, Caring for Families”
For 40 years
BAGBY, Robert R. (Bob) Thursday, February 09 2017
BAGBY, Robert R. (Bob)
Nov. 9, 1921 – Feb. 9, 2017

Robert R. (Bob) Bagby has passed away peacefully on February 9, 2017 at the age of 95. Bob, the first son of J.Y. and Margaret Bagby, was born on
November 9, 1921 in Casper, Wyoming. He was predeceased by the love of his life Phyllis, his wife of 70 years, his son Jon Bagby, his parents, and his brother Bill Bagby. After spending his formative years in Wyoming, Bob’s life changed with World War II when he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps. While at flight training school he met a beautiful nurse. Phyllis became his wife and life long partner. Bob went on to make his contribution to the war effort by piloting a C 46 transport plane “Over the Hump” in the Himalayan mountains between India and China. After crashing in enemy territory Bob spent 14 difficult months in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. After he was liberated he returned to the USA, obtained a Business Administration degree from Denver University and went to work for a Colorado drilling contractor. In 1953 Bob immigrated to Alberta to join Gustavson Drilling, a fledgling drilling contractor, operating within Canada’s new oil and gas exploration industry. The 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s were exciting time in the Canadian oil patch. Bob along with many others were leaders and pioneers during this period of dynamic growth. He served as Executive Vice President for Gustavson Drilling until 1969 when he took over as President after Norm Gustavson’s death. Under Bob’s leadership Gustavson drilled shallow and deep wells throughout Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan and the Arctic. In 1977 he joined Altagas Minerals as VP and General Manager and in 1979 he became Senior Vice President of Husky Oil’s Heavy Oil Division. He served as both President and a Director of the CAODC and in 1987 was made an Honorary Lifetime Member of the CAODC. He was an active member of the Calgary Petroleum Club, Earl Grey Golf and Country Club and the Knights of Columbus. After retirement Bob enjoyed his time with family and friends in both Sylvan Lake Alberta and Fort Meyers Florida. He is survived by his children Theresa and Mike Madill, Mike and Robyn Bagby, Tim and Barb Bagby, Trisha Bagby and Tom and Gina Bagby as well as his sisters Joann and Fabe Ivanoff and Marinell and Buzz Skretterburg. He has left many wonderful memories with his 11 grandchildren, their spouses, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grand children. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on February 17, 2017 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church 5033 47A Avenue Sylvan Lake, Alberta.
“May He Rest In Peace After A Life Well Lived”
MORDEN, LaVerne (nee Kuzio) Wednesday, February 08 2017
MORDEN, LaVerne (nee Kuzio)
Apr. 9, 1949 – Feb. 8, 2017

LaVerne Morden passed away in Red Deer at the age of 67 on February 8, 2017. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Treena (Mike Barth) and
son Trende; siblings Vern Kuzio, Darell Kuzio (Dianne), and Shawna Paul; nephews Dustin and Kyle; special grand-puppy Ben; as well as numerous relatives and friends.
LaVerne is predeceased by her parents Peter and Christine Kuzio, and sister-in-law Angela Kuzio.
Thank you to the staff in the ICU at Red Deer Hospital for their compassion at this difficult time. A special thank you to the Wal-Mart North Pharmacy and the Golden Circle in Red Deer for their assistance over the years.
A private family celebration of her life will be held at a meaningful venue. In lieu of flowers please plant one in her memory this spring. Arrangements entrusted to Hainstock & Son Funeral Chapel. To leave condolences please visit our website at www.hainstockleduc.com or mail c/o Hainstock & Son, 4802 47 Avenue, Leduc, AB, T9E 5X7.
HUCAL (Adams), Jean Tuesday, February 07 2017
HUCAL (Adams), Jean
June 25, 1935 – February 7, 2017

Mom passed away peacefully at the Villa Marie in Red Deer, Alberta on Feb. 7, 2017 at the age of 81. Mom will be remembered for her courage and
strength during her long battle with dementia. Jean was predeceased by her husband Michael, son David and great-granddaughter Dezerey. Mom is survived and will be greatly missed by her daughters Lynda (Don) McCauley, Debbie (Doug) Luschyk and Laurie (Lynn) Storoz, 5 grand-daughters, 1 grandson and 6 great grandchildren. At Mom’s request cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. We would like to thank the staff in cottage 1 & 2 at the Villa Marie for the wonderful care and support they gave mom and our family. In lieu of flowers, perform a simple act of kindness in her honor.
“Faith, Hope & Courage”
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements entrusted to
EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL
4820 – 45 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-2222
MADSEN, KATHLEEN Tuesday, February 07 2017
1937 ~
KATHLEEN MADSEN
~ 2017

Mary “Kathleen” Ann Madsen of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Eric Madsen, passed away on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at the age of 79 years. Kathleen leaves
to cherish her memory five sons, Kenneth (Amanda) Madsen, Calvin (Jayne) Madsen, Clayton (Donna) Madsen, Cameron (Lynne) Madsen and Kent Madsen; two daughters, Laura (Dave) Verigan and Shannon Hunter; fifteen grand-children; eight great grand-children; as well as four nieces and nephews. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband, Eric; her parents, Augustive and Marion Holt; and one sister, Carol Tuchscherer. Kathleen was born on October 26th, 1937 in Cabri, Saskatchewan. She was raised in Abbey, Saskatchewan before moving to Drayton Valley, Alberta and Medicine Hat. Kathleen loved to visit with her family and some of her favorite times were when her family joined her for Christmas. The family would like to thank the 3rd Floor Staff at Points West Living in Red Deer, the nurses at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, Anne and Jay for their wonderful care of Kathleen. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, on Monday, February 13th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Monday, February 13th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Kathleen’s memory may be made to the S.P.C.A., 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Kathleen Madsen.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL
AND CREMATORIUM,
“The Chapel in the Park”,
Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Should you wish any additional information,
please telephone 1-800-317-2647.
MADSEN , MARY KATHLEEN Tuesday, February 07 2017
1937 ~
KATHLEEN MADSEN
~ 2017

Mary “Kathleen” Ann Madsen of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Eric Madsen, passed away on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at the age of 79 years. Kathleen leaves
to cherish her memory five sons, Kenneth (Amanda) Madsen, Calvin (Jayne) Madsen, Clayton (Donna) Madsen, Cameron (Lynne) Madsen and Kent Madsen; two daughters, Laura (Dave) Verigan and Shannon Hunter; fifteen grand-children; eight great grand-children; as well as four nieces and nephews. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband, Eric; her parents, Augustive and Marion Holt; and one sister, Carol Tuchscherer. Kathleen was born on October 26th, 1937 in Cabri, Saskatchewan. She was raised in Abbey, Saskatchewan before moving to Drayton Valley, Alberta and Medicine Hat. Kathleen loved to visit with her family and some of her favorite times were when her family joined her for Christmas. The family would like to thank the 3rd Floor Staff at Points West Living in Red Deer, the nurses at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, Anne and Jay for their wonderful care of Kathleen. The Funeral Service was held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Monday, February 13th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Kathleen’s memory may be made to the S.P.C.A., 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Kathleen Madsen.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL
AND CREMATORIUM,
“The Chapel in the Park”,
Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Should you wish any additional information,
please telephone 1-800-317-2647.
JONES, Margaret Elizabeth (nee Olson) Monday, February 06 2017
JONES, Margaret Elizabeth (nee Olson)
1917 – 2017

Margaret, (Molly to many), passed away peacefully with dignity and grace at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Monday, February 6, 2017. Margaret was
born to Oscar and Enid Olson on the farm at Chigwell, Alberta, East of Lacombe, where she attended school. Married to Charles Jones for 63 years living in numerous Central Alberta locations. Mom always had an “Open Door Policy” while raising seven children, with so many interests her entire life, always making friends wherever she went with her genuine interest in everyone’s well being. Mom was a member of the Great Bend Ladies Aid. A music lover, she always enjoyed the music jams at the Delburne Drop in Centre. With children grown, Mom and Dad moved to an acreage in Ardley, Alberta and Mom cooked at the Red Deer Nursing Home for 10 years which she enjoyed immensely. Travels included trips to Hawaii, Britain, Ontario, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Yukon, North West Territories and most of Alberta. Mom’s artistic abilities shone thru when she started painting at age 80. Chickadees being a favorite subject. Her desire to experience a helicopter ride was honored for her 95th birthday which she thoroughly enjoyed. This past August Mom planned and organized a wonderful party for Grand Daughter Dr. Ashlee Jones and her husband Andy from One Tree Island, Australia. Unbeknown to Mom, plans had been made to also celebrate Mom’s 99th Birthday that day, which, she thoroughly enjoyed. Margaret is survived by six children, Elaine (Innisfail), Ken (Delburne), Marjory (Gull Lake), Ed (Ardley), Connie (Red Deer), Wendy (Red Deer); 19 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, two sisters-in-law, Amy Gillard and Polly Olson of Lacombe and several nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her parents; husband Charles Jones; son Wesley; two brothers; one sister; one son-in-law; four brothers-in-law and one sister in-law. Margaret was a very polite, quiet, undemanding woman who had such an impact on her family, setting high standards to follow. We are so fortunate and grateful Mom. Thank You. A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm in the Delburne Community Hall, Delburne. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the children’s school lunch program at the Mustard Seed, Red Deer, or the charity of your choice.
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CALKINS, Adeline Phyllis Monday, February 06 2017
CALKINS, Adeline Phyllis
Sept. 22, 1929 – Feb. 06, 2017

Adeline Phyllis Calkins (nee Mickey) of Lacombe, passed away peacefully February 06, 2017 at Lacombe Health Centre at the age of 87 years. Addie
was born on the farm at Springdale, Alberta, west of Ponoka. She married Cork in 1948. Together, they moved to Lacombe and raised their family. Lacombe was home for 68 years.
Addie is survived by her husband Alvin Dwight “Cork”; son Bob (Joan) Calkins, daughters Debby (Dean) Watkiss and Lorie (Stan) Schulmeister; brother Frank Mickey and sister Lorraine Venables; brothers-in-law Wes Calkins and Jack Morgan; sisters-in-law Barbara Calkins, Jacqueline Calkins and Louise Arts; grandchildren Stacey (Ken) Davidson, Clarke (Kelly) Watkiss, Sarah (Nigel) Watkiss, Warren Schulmeister and Clinton Schulmeister; 8 great grand-children and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Wilson’s Funeral Chapel (6120 Hwy 2A, Lacombe). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lacombe Hospital Auxiliary (5430-47 Ave, Lacombe, AB T4L 1G8). Condolences may be made by visiting
www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca
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