STICKNEY, Donald Clifford
Donald Clifford Stickney of Red Deer, AB passed away peacefully on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the age of 91. Don was born December 30, 1925 to Mary and Clifford Stickney on their farm west of Ponoka, AB. Don farmed there for a few years before moving to Ponoka, where he worked at International Harvester and also with Ponoka Town Police. In 1960, he obtained his private pilot’s license, eventually having his own plane. Don spent most of his working years with Investors Group, with a break in the 1960’s when he located a site on Great Bear Lake, NWT. Great Bear Trophy Lodge, a fly-in fishing lodge was built with his partners, which he managed. He returned to Investors Group in 1975 in Calgary and retired there in 1997.
Don enjoyed big game hunting, salmon fishing in BC and fishing in the arctic. Over the years, he and Anne enjoyed many RV trips to Yukon and Alaska and some winters in Arizona.
Don will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Anne; children, Gary (Donna), Janet (Jock) Mackenzie and Eleanor Bechthold; stepdaughter, Joanne (Don) Ehrmantraut; grandchildren, Jeremy, Heather, Jennie and Brett; step-grandchildren, Derrick and Andrea; great grandchildren, Avery, Emma and Emily; step great grandchildren, Payton and Brynn; plus numerous nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Hazel and Arline; brother, Kenneth; and 1st wife, Rita Fink, the mother of his children.
Very special thanks to West Park Lodge for he wonderful care and love Don received while living there. A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held at the Ponoka Legion, Branch# 66, 3911 Hwy 2A, Ponoka, AB on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 12:30 – 3:30 pm. Donations may be made in Don’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta, 5550 – 45 Street, Unit G, Red Deer, AB, T4N 1L1. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca.
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