HEINZLMEIR

HEINZLMEIR, It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Arlene Lillian Heinzlmeir of Red Deer, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Friday, March 31, 2006 at the age of 67 years, with her family by her side. Arlene was born on April 16, 1938 in Red Deer to William and Alice McKenzie. In her early childhood she lived on the family farm north of Penhold before the family moved into Red Deer and resided at the top of the South Hill. Arlene's entire schooling was taken in Red Deer, where she graduated from Red Deer Composite High School in 1956. As a young woman, Arlene enjoyed sports such as skating, fastball and worked as a playground supervisor in the spring and summer months. Arlene met Marvin Heinzlmeir in 1956 and they were married on November 22, 1958. Within a few years their two sons were born, Brad in 1960 and Blair in 1964. During this time, she worked at AGT as a Switchboard Operator and at Michener Centre before becoming a full time dedicated Mom. Arlene was a truly caring and giving woman who always put others before herself. She was a loving and supporting mother and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her enjoyed her jovial spirit and dry sense of humor. She loved all animals and had a soft spot in her heart for her pet dogs. Arlene had a passion for card games, especially Bridge and over the years she met many long time friends who she appreciated very much. As her health would allow she also volunteered for the Cancer Society, the Parkland School and at Bingos for any cause that may need her help. Arlene's greatest joy was her grandchildren, the fifth generation to be brought up in Red Deer. She took great pride and interest in their lives and was always interested in their sports and other activities. Throughout a good portion of Arlene's adult life she battled many serious health problems. Although she could not live the active life she wished for, she enjoyed keeping in touch with friends, playing Bridge, Cribbage, doing Crossword puzzles and puzzle books. Arlene will be dearly missed but will be in our thoughts and prayers forever. Her loving spirit and enormous strength will serve as a standard for those that follow her. Arlene is survived by her two sons, Brad (Alison) Heinzlmeir and their children Riley and Taylor; and Blair (Diana) Heinzlmeir and their children, Alexander and Mackenzie, the father of her two sons, Marvin Heinzlmeir, brothers and sisters-in-law, Clark and Phyllis Roberts of Lethbridge, Alberta, Doug and Eveline Heinzlmeir of Red Deer, Myles and Sharon Pyne of Campbell River, British Columbia, Jim and Barb Heinzlmeir of Red Deer and many nieces and nephews. Arlene also leaves to mourn a very special long time friend, Mrs. Norrie Baggaley. Arlene was predeceased by her mother and father, a very special aunt, Lillian Sahlin and a sister, Geraldine. A Public Celebration of Arlene's Life will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45th Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Alto-Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, in place of flowers, Memorial Donations in Arlene's honour may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S., 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 9Z9. To the entire staff of Unit 33 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre who cared for Arlene during her last extended stay in hospital, your personal care and thoughtfulness was above and beyond your professional commitment. It was greatly appreciated by Arlene and her family and will not be forgotten, thank you. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Service and Interment Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820-45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222. "DOWNTOWN RED DEER"


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